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Kinesiology

Summer 2018: KIN 3385—Human Physiology
Functional/integrative approach organized by level of description, from molecular genetics to dynamic movement/clinical conditions. Cellular mechanisms for major physiological functions. Exercise, fitness, health, growth. prereq: [[KIN 3027 or ANAT 3001 or ANAT 3601 or ANAT 3611], KIN major] or instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 3696—Supervised Practical Experience
On-the-job supervised practical experience in the fields of sport and exercise under a specialist in a particular area of study or emphasis. prereq: instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 3993—Directed Study in Kinesiology
Students work with faculty and graduate students on research or scholarly/creative activities. Students usually assist with faculty scholarship or carry out projects of their own under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 3993H—Directed Study in Kinesiology: Honors
Student-selected clinical or research experience. prereq: Kin honors, instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 4385—Exercise Physiology
Effects of exercise on physiological systems of human body. Energy/nutritional requirements of exercise, exercise prescription, athletic conditioning, ergogenic aids, exercise in environmental extremes, gender/heritability factors related to adaptation to training. prereq: [[3385 or PHSL 3051, or equiv], kin major] or instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 5111—Sports Facilities
Steps in planning/building facilities for athletics, physical education, and sport for college, professional, and public use. prereq: Kin or Rec grad student or MEd student


Summer 2018: KIN 5136—Psychology of Coaching
Psychological dimensions of coaching across age levels, including coaching philosophy, leadership, communication skills, motivation, and mental skills training for performance enhancement.


Summer 2018: KIN 5421—Sport Finance
Introduction to financial analysis in sport. Cash flow statements, budgeting issues, traditional/innovative revenue producing strategies available to sport organizations. Discussion, practical analysis of current market. prereq: Grad student or instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 5601—Sport Management Ethics and Policy
How to critically analyze ethical concepts that underpin or inform sport policies and evaluate sport policies from a normative point of view. Selected sport policy issues are used to illustrate relevance of ethical considerations in policy development and to explore the ethical implications of sport policy. prereq: MEd or grad student or instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 5696—Practicum in Kinesiology
Practical experience in kinesiology under supervision of a University faculty member and an agency supervisor. prereq: [Kin MEd or grad student], instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 5723—Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation
Psychosocial bases of risk factors preceding sport injury, responses to the occurrence of sport injury, and the rehabilitation process. Lecture, discussion, guest lecture, interviews, and presentation experience. prereq: Intro psych course


Summer 2018: KIN 5992—Readings in Kinesiology
Independent study under tutorial guidance. prereq: [KIN upper div undergrad or MEd or grad student], instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 5995—Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology
Selected topics in physical activity and human performance. prereq: [Kin upper div undergrad or MEd or grad student], 15 cr of major coursework [including 4981 or 5981], instr consent


Summer 2018: KIN 8666—Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits
tbd prereq: Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; Dept consent required; No grade associated; 4 completions allowed; up to 24 combined cr.


Summer 2018: KIN 8888—Thesis Credit: Doctoral
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required


Summer 2018: KIN 8995—Research Problems in Kinesiology
Individual scholarly research. prereq: Kin Ph.D. student or SMGT grad student or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 1050—Beginning Military Physical Fitness Training
The Army's model of physical fitness training is used to address five aspects of fitness in the context of running, weight training, strength exercise, circuit training, and team sport activities. Students are organized into groups of similar fitness levels.


Fall 2018: KIN 1871—Survey of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Professional practice and disciplinary dimensions of kinesiology, recreation, and sport. Subdisciplines, relevant issues, practical applications.


Fall 2018: KIN 3001—Lifetime Health and Wellness
Overview of health/wellness. Physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and financial health. Influence of societal changes on general health/wellness of diverse populations.


Fall 2018: KIN 3027—Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students
Introduction to human anatomy. Emphasizes musculoskeletal anatomy germane to athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning/development.


Fall 2018: KIN 3050—Advanced Military Physical Fitness Training
Students take on leadership roles in implementing Army's model of physical fitness training. Model addresses five aspects of fitness in the context of running, weight training, strength exercise, circuit training, and team sport activities. prereq: 4 cr of 1050 or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 3112—Introduction to Biomechanics
Mechanical principles governing human motion. Human bone, muscle, and neurophysiology. Measurements of human performance. Clinical/applied sport biomechanics. Lab introduces technology for assessing human motor function such as electromyography or force sensors. prereq: [PHYS 1101W or PHYS 1201W or PHYS 1301W or PHYS 1401V or 1107], [3027 or 3111 or ANAT 3001 or ANAT 3601 or ANAT 3611 or INMD 3001 or INMD 3601]; 3385 recommended


Fall 2018: KIN 3114—Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Principles in athletic training for prevention/care of injury. Taping/bracing techniques. Lab. prereq: [3027 or ANAT 3001 or ANAT 3601 or ANAT 3611 or equiv], [CEHD student or instr consent]


Fall 2018: KIN 3126W—Sport and Exercise Psychology
Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of people in physical activity contexts. Foundations approach to theory/research in sport and exercise psychology. prereq: Kin major or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 3131W—History and Philosophy of Sport
Introductory description and interpretation of the historical and philosophical development of physical education and sport from primitive societies to 20th century civilization. prereq: Kin major or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 3132—Introduction to Motor Development Across the Lifespan
Developmental aspects of human movement behavior/learning. Life span change of motor skills. prereq: Kin major or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 3135—Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
Main theoretical ideas/research that have advanced motor control/learning over last three decades.


Fall 2018: KIN 3179—Track and Field Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach track and field. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes


Fall 2018: KIN 3327—Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School
KIN 3327 addresses inquiry, research, and reflection through class projects, reading assignments, discussions, and team-teaching. Inquiry is addressed as classroom teachers review several sources in order to formulate a philosophy about physical education and its importance in the lives of the students they teach. Research takes place as students delve into current curriculum practices, methodology and strategies as well as knowledge of age level characteristics and developmentally appropriate activities. Reflection is twofold as student’s team-teach a variety of lessons. Students must present post reflective comments on their own teaching as well as offering positive comment as peers present physical education lessons. This course is activity based and is designed to give the classroom teacher the ability to teach elementary physical education with age appropriate, energizing activities. We will be utilizing the classroom and the gymnasium for instruction and team-teaching. Gymnasium classes will be active, experiencing current curriculum ideas and methodology. As classroom teachers, please realize the importance of physical education to the total school curriculum including the health, social, and emotional benefits for the child.


Fall 2018: KIN 3385—Human Physiology
Functional/integrative approach organized by level of description, from molecular genetics to dynamic movement/clinical conditions. Cellular mechanisms for major physiological functions. Exercise, fitness, health, growth. prereq: [[KIN 3027 or ANAT 3001 or ANAT 3601 or ANAT 3611], KIN major] or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 3505—Intro to Human-Centered Design
Application of design to meet human needs. Design of fabricated products, tools/machines, software/hardware interfaces, art/culture, living environments, and complex sociotechnical systems.


Fall 2018: KIN 3696—Supervised Practical Experience
On-the-job supervised practical experience in the fields of sport and exercise under a specialist in a particular area of study or emphasis. prereq: instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 3993—Directed Study in Kinesiology
Students work with faculty and graduate students on research or scholarly/creative activities. Students usually assist with faculty scholarship or carry out projects of their own under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 3993H—Directed Study in Kinesiology: Honors
Student-selected clinical or research experience. prereq: Kin honors, instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 4001H—Honors Seminar in Kinesiology
Contemporary issues in kinesiological research. Laboratory rotations, development of UROP project proposal, development of senior thesis topic, advanced study, career opportunities in Kinesiology, special learning opportunities. prereq: Kinesiology honors


Fall 2018: KIN 4133—Perceptual-Motor Control and Learning
Concepts/principles of coordination/control of perceptually guided movement. Constraints imposed by properties of environment, body (including the nervous system), and goals of behavior. Why we move the way that we do. prereq: [3112, 3132, 3135, KIN major] or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 4136—Embodied Cognition
Introduction to relations between physical behavior/mental activity. Cognitive, emotional, social aspects. Concepts of embodied cognition, their relation to traditional concepts of mind/body. Lifespan development, empirical research. prereq: 3132 or 3135 or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 4385—Exercise Physiology
Effects of exercise on physiological systems of human body. Energy/nutritional requirements of exercise, exercise prescription, athletic conditioning, ergogenic aids, exercise in environmental extremes, gender/heritability factors related to adaptation to training. prereq: [[3385 or PHSL 3051, or equiv], kin major] or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 4641—Training Theory & Analytics I for Sport Performance
Course prepares students to systematically design training & conditioning programs for performance, specific to conditioning within aerobic and anaerobic demands. This course utilizes mathematical models with physiological adaptations to maximize performance in sport, dance, public safety and military elites. prereq: [KIN 4385 or exercise physiology course], [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]


Fall 2018: KIN 4697—Student Coaching and Seminar
Student coaching practicum under supervision of mentor. Seminar classes. Development of integrative project. prereq: [Coaching minor or certificate] student, GPA of at least 2.50


Fall 2018: KIN 5001—Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics
Variability in human performance as influenced by interaction with designs of machines and tools, computers and software, complex technological systems, jobs and working conditions, organizations, and sociotechnical institutions. Emphasizes conceptual, empirical, practical aspects of human factors/ergonomic science.


Fall 2018: KIN 5104—Physical Activities for Persons with Disabilities
Different approaches to providing physical education service and related movement interventions for persons with disabilities. Topics: movement behavior foundations, movement skill progressions, unique considerations for specific impairments, and sport for persons with disabilities


Fall 2018: KIN 5122—Applied Exercise Physiology
Mechanisms of cardiorespiratory and muscular responses to exercise; application of exercise physiology to assessment of work capacity, athletic conditioning, and requirements of human powered vehicles; low to moderate exercise as an intervention in lowering risk for common health problems. prereq: 4385 or equiv or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 5136—Psychology of Coaching
Psychological dimensions of coaching across age levels, including coaching philosophy, leadership, communication skills, motivation, and mental skills training for performance enhancement.


Fall 2018: KIN 5141—Nutrition and Exercise for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Requirements/physiologic roles of nutrients/physical activity in promotion of health. Assessment of energy requirements. RDAs, food composition/safety, weight management. Prevention of chronic diseases. Coronary heart disease. prereq: FScN 1112 or equiv


Fall 2018: KIN 5142—Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance and Optimal Health
This course is designed for students interested in nutrition as it relates to health, exercise and athletic training. Evidenced based information is used to apply current nutrition concepts to improve health, physical and athletic performance. Case studies as well as personal data are employed throughout course to support concepts of lecture.


Fall 2018: KIN 5181—Understanding Kinesiology Research
Prepares students to critically analyze research specific to kinesiology. prereq: Intro statistics recommended


Fall 2018: KIN 5421—Sport Finance
Introduction to financial analysis in sport. Cash flow statements, budgeting issues, traditional/innovative revenue producing strategies available to sport organizations. Discussion, practical analysis of current market. prereq: Grad student or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 5441—Applied Sport Science Research
Introduction to varied contributions of sport sciences to athletic performance. Evaluation of historical research's contributions toward modern day research questions.


Fall 2018: KIN 5461—Issues in the Sport Industry
Critical analysis of management issues within sport industry. Strategic management, corporate social responsibility, human resource management/diversity, governance, sport globalization, sport development. prereq: postbac or grad student or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 5505—Human-Centered Design - Principles and Applications
Application of design to meet human needs. Design of fabricated products, tools/machines, software/hardware interfaces, art/culture, living environments, and complex sociotechnical systems.


Fall 2018: KIN 5511—Sport and Gender
Critically examines women's involvement in/contributions to sport, physical activity, and leisure.


Fall 2018: KIN 5696—Practicum in Kinesiology
Practical experience in kinesiology under supervision of a University faculty member and an agency supervisor. prereq: [Kin MEd or grad student], instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 5723—Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation
Psychosocial bases of risk factors preceding sport injury, responses to the occurrence of sport injury, and the rehabilitation process. Lecture, discussion, guest lecture, interviews, and presentation experience. prereq: Intro psych course


Fall 2018: KIN 5801—Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation
Legal issues related to recreation, park, and sport programs/facilities in public/private sectors.


Fall 2018: KIN 5981—Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management
Defines/reviews various types of research in exercise/sport science, and physical education. Qualitative research, field studies, and methods of introspection as alternative research strategies to traditional scientific paradigm.


Fall 2018: KIN 5992—Readings in Kinesiology
Independent study under tutorial guidance. prereq: [KIN upper div undergrad or MEd or grad student], instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 5995—Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology
Selected topics in physical activity and human performance. prereq: [Kin upper div undergrad or MEd or grad student], 15 cr of major coursework [including 4981 or 5981], instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 8211—Seminar: Perception and Action
Survey of theory/research on use of perceptual information for control of action. Behavioral research on perceptual guidance of daily activities (e.g., standing, walking, driving). Perceptual control in context of expertise (e.g., sports). Perceptual-motor development. prereq: grad student or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 8666—Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits
tbd prereq: Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; Dept consent required; No grade associated; 4 completions allowed; up to 24 combined cr.


Fall 2018: KIN 8696—Internship: Applied Sport Psychology
Supervised internship; emphasis on educational sport psychology approaches to athletic performance enhancement and psychological adjustment to sport injury. prereq: 5126, 8126, Kin PhD student, instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 8888—Thesis Credit: Doctoral
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required


Fall 2018: KIN 8980—Graduate Research Seminar in Kinesiology
Reporting/discussion of student/faculty research activity. prereq: KIN M.S. or Ph.D. or SMGT M.A. or instr consent


Fall 2018: KIN 8995—Research Problems in Kinesiology
Individual scholarly research. prereq: Kin Ph.D. student or SMGT grad student or instr consent


Recreation Administration

Summer 2018: REC 3796—Senior Internship in Recreation Administration
On-the-job supervised practical experience under specialist in a field directly related to student's academic program. prereq: Rec major, completion of most core courses, sr, instr consent


Summer 2018: REC 3993—Directed Study in Recreation Administration
Work with faculty or grad students on research or scholarly or creative activities. Students usually assist with faculty scholarship or carry out projects under faculty supervision. Topic leads to new learning or discovery or contributes to student?s academic program. prereq: Rec major, instr consent


Fall 2018: REC 1501—Orientation to Leisure and Recreation
Opportunities to explore field of recreation/role it plays in society/human development. Visit recreation facilities representing public, quasi-public, for-profit agencies. Overview of recreation field/foundation for continuing on to more advanced recreation courses.


Fall 2018: REC 3281—Research and Evaluation in Recreation Administration
Social research/evaluation methodology. Survey of present status of recreation/park research, evaluation. prereq: Rec major or instr consent


Fall 2018: REC 3541W—Recreation Programming
Methods, skills, materials needed for planning, developing, implementing, evaluating professional recreation programs for diverse populations in various settings. prereq: REC major or instr consent


Fall 2018: REC 3601W—Leisure and Human Development online course
Explore issues associated with roles of leisure throughout life span. Principles/procedures for designing programs, services, facilities relative to individual values, attitudes, identity, culture, age, gender. prereq: REC major or instr consent


Fall 2018: REC 3796—Senior Internship in Recreation Administration
On-the-job supervised practical experience under specialist in a field directly related to student's academic program. prereq: Rec major, completion of most core courses, sr, instr consent


Fall 2018: REC 3993—Directed Study in Recreation Administration
Work with faculty or grad students on research or scholarly or creative activities. Students usually assist with faculty scholarship or carry out projects under faculty supervision. Topic leads to new learning or discovery or contributes to student?s academic program. prereq: Rec major, instr consent


Fall 2018: REC 4271—Community Leisure Services for Persons with Disabilities online course
Exploration/application of concepts/techniques of normalization. Least restrictive environment strategies to leisure service delivery in inclusive community settings for range of individuals with disabilities. prereq: REC major or instr consent


Sport Management

Summer 2018: SMGT 1701—Introduction to Sport Management
Scope/motive of the study of sport from sociological, psychological, historical, economic, and scientific perspective. Issues in sport.


Summer 2018: SMGT 3143—Organization and Management of Sport
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to the various aspects of organization, management, and administration within the sport industry. Students will have the opportunity to hear, learn, and share viewpoints as they relate to sport management through lectures, discussions on current events, and case study analysis. prereq: SMGT major or SMGT minor or CEHD IDP or instructor consent, and 45 credits completed or in progress.


Summer 2018: SMGT 3996—Practicum: The Sport Experience
Practical experience in one or more sport settings. prereq: 3881, SMGT major, instr consent


Fall 2018: SMGT 1701—Introduction to Sport Management
Scope/motive of the study of sport from sociological, psychological, historical, economic, and scientific perspective. Issues in sport.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3111—Sports Facility and Event Management
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to the various aspects of managing a sport facility and the events which take place within these facilities. Some of the topics discussed include operations, scheduling, marketing, ticketing, finance, sponsorship, risk, security, and event management. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and present viewpoints as it relates to the management of sport facilities and event management. In addition, students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained through lecture and in class exercises by viewing a sports event and critiquing various facility management functions during the event, and by developing a sports event management plan. prereq: SMGT major or SMGT minor or CEHD IDP or instructor consent and 45 credits completed or in progress.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3143—Organization and Management of Sport
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to the various aspects of organization, management, and administration within the sport industry. Students will have the opportunity to hear, learn, and share viewpoints as they relate to sport management through lectures, discussions on current events, and case study analysis. prereq: SMGT major or SMGT minor or CEHD IDP or instructor consent, and 45 credits completed or in progress.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3421—Business of Sport
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the business activity of the sports industry. Topics include sports and its business ecosystem, basic economic principles, revenue management, ticketing, sponsorships and other revenue sources, and expenditure management. prereq: SMGT or KIN or REC major or SMGT minor or CEHD IDP or instructor consent and 45 credits completed or in progress.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3501—Sport in a Diverse Society
Relationship between sport and contemporary social institutions. Groups/individuals who have historically been marginalized or excluded from sport participation. Race, sex, social class, sexual orientation, physical (dis)abilities.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3601—Ethics and Values in Sport
In sport management we have many opportunities to ask questions regarding acts and decisions as right or wrong. What does it mean to act in a way that characterizes good behavior? How do we develop morally? What are our personal values and moral orientations? Does sport perpetuate violence in society? What is moral and ethical conduct in sport management? What is meant by the term social responsibility? Do professional sport team owners have a responsibility to the community? How do we make decisions that are good, right and authentic? These questions and other ethical issues in sport will be explored from historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. The process of critical reading, thinking, writing, and discussion will be emphasized. Thoughtful reflection and respectful dialogue are encouraged. Critical thinking is a learned process and two activities are central to this process: 1) identifying and challenging assumptions and 2) exploring and imagining alternatives (Brookfield, 1987). prereq: SMGT major and 60 credits completed or in progress.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3631—Sport Marketing
This course provides an overview of sport marketing management in sport organizations. The most basic objectives of the course provide you with a broad introduction to sport marketing concepts, the role of sport marketing in society, and the various factors that influence marketing decision making. Like other introductory survey courses, you will be exposed to and expected to learn the "language? of the industry (i.e., terms, concepts, and frameworks) used by practicing marketing professionals. However, it is also expected that by the end of the course you will have a solid understanding of the major decision areas under marketing, the basic interrelationships of those decision areas, and an appreciation of how to apply key frameworks and tools in analysis of customers, competition, and marketing strengths and weaknesses. With this combination, the course should help you develop insight about creative selection of target markets and blending decisions related to product, price, promotion, place, and PR (i.e., the marketing mix) to meet the needs of a target market. It is important that sport management students understand the vital role of marketing within the sport industry. Marketing may take several forms in sport businesses. Students must be able to differentiate between use of marketing to sell sport products and/or services (marketing of sport) from the use of sport and sport personality marketing to sell general or sport-related products or services (marketing through sport). These objectives can only be achieved through a joint effort. I will work to stimulate your interest and learning in these areas, but you will be expected to display initiative and a program of self-study. In that sense, a complementary objective of the course is to provide you with an environment that will encourage and reward your own intellectual effort, while simultaneously maintaining rigorous standards that identify those who are motivated to pursue excellence in their own educa


Fall 2018: SMGT 3632—Sport Sales and Fund-raising
Foundation of revenue production in sport management. Necessary skills related to revenue production and sales processes as they apply to the business of sport. prereq: Sport Management major or instr consent


Fall 2018: SMGT 3861—Sport and Recreation Law
This course is designed to acquaint the students to the US legal system, structure, process and terminology. The course provides an introduction of the legal aspects of contract law, tort law, statutory law, negligence, and constitutional law. A student upon completion of the course will understand basic legal aspects of sport and physical activity and will be able to provide managerial analysis and decision making based upon a legal aspects of sport knowledge, therefore providing a competitive advantage of the organization of which are involved. The course instruction relies heavily on court case studies and the legal implications in a sport setting. prereq: SMGT major or REC major or SMGT minor or Health and Wellness Promotion minor and 60 credits completed or in progress.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3881W—Senior Seminar in Sport Management
Presentations/discussions on sport-related topics of interest.


Fall 2018: SMGT 3996—Practicum: The Sport Experience
Practical experience in one or more sport settings. prereq: 3881, SMGT major, instr consent