Kinesiology Courses

KINT 110 - Fundamentals of Kinesiology (3 hours)

A general introduction to historical and scientific foundations of physical education, exercise science and sports. Students will explore career opportunities and current issues in these fields. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 111 - Health and Wellness (3 hours)

A study of wellness as it relates to personal fitness, nutrition, stress management, substance abuse, communicable diseases, cancer, heart disease, environmental health, and SDA health heritage. Each student participates in a 15-week personal fitness program in which they track their health-related fitness. Lecture and lab. Cannot be taken with KINA 111 Physical Fitness. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KINT 131 - Officiating I (2 hours)

Theory and practice of officiating soccer, basketball and floor hockey, including rules, interpretation of rules, officiating techniques and examinations. Part of the class requirements is to officiate college intramurals and to assist in the administration of the recreational sports program. (Spring, even years)

KINT 132 - Officiating II (2 hours)

Theory and practice of officiating flag football, volleyball, and softball including rules, interpretation of rules, officiating techniques and examinations. Part of the class requirements is to officiate college intramurals and to assist in the administration of the recreational sports program. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 201 - Introduction to Kinesiology Research (1 hour)

Prerequisite: ENGL 121

This course is an introduction to methods of research and scholarly writing in kinesiology. Physical education, exercise science and wellness majors begin the process of senior portfolio development. This course fulfills the requirement for UNIV 201: Research in an Academic Discipline as specified in Southwestern's Quality Enhancement Plan. (Spring)

KINT 216 - Nutrition (2 hours)

A study of the nutrients now known to be required in the human diet and how to best obtain these nutrients. The student will learn to correlate dietary practice with physiological consequences and understand basic physiological functions of the nutrients in food. (Fall, Spring)

KINT 231 - Professional Activities I (3 hours)

Development of skills and teaching techniques of soccer, basketball, badminton and floor hockey. (Spring, odd years)

KINT 232 - Professional Activities II (3 hours)

Development of skills and teaching techniques of flag football, volleyball, softball and tennis. (Fall, even years)

KINT 233 - Professional Activities III (3 hours)

Development of skills and teaching techniques of track and field, and gymnastics. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 241 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 hours)

Prerequisite: BIOL 101

An introduction to prevention and management of injuries resulting from athletic activities. Treatment options include: support methods, conditioning exercises, and therapeutic aids. Laboratory work includes bandaging and taping various athletic injuries. Course fee. (Fall, even years)

KINT 243 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School (3 hours)

The course provides the pre-service teacher with an extensive repertoire of teaching techniques in the elementary physical education classroom. Emphasis is placed on health-related fitness, skill development, special events, and game development. Students will have opportunities to develop teaching lessons and instruct local area elementary students in a laboratory setting. (This course does not apply to general education science requirements.) (Fall)

KINT 252 - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (3 hours)

This course will cover health appraisal, risk assessment and safety of exercise, fitness testing, and an overview of exercise prescription. The course will prepare students to take the ACSM's Certified Personal Trainer certification exam. Course fee. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 260 - First Aid, CPR, and First Responder Training (2 hours)

This course will give students the opportunity to be certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR and AED. Requires additional fee. (Spring, even years)

KINT 310 - Motor Learning (3 hours)

Prerequisite: BIOL 101

Students will develop the ability to analyze motor behavior in a physical education or clinical setting, create solutions to motor problems, and coach athletes and students to better performance. Class includes laboratory activities, critical readings and a research study. This course fulfills the requirement for an upper-division course with components as specified in Southwestern's Quality Enhancement Plan. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 321 - Exercise Physiology (3 hours)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101, 102

Emphasizes physiological response and adaptation to exercise with regard to human performance limitations, training effects, and health-related benefits. Class includes laboratory activities and fitness assessments. (Fall, even years)

KINT 331 - Biomechanics (3 hours)

Prerequisite: BIOL 101, 102

This course teaches students to analyze, describe, and understand motion principles of the body that relate to sport and teaching movement skills. Class includes laboratory activities and qualitative research. This course fulfills the requirement for an upper-division course with components as specified in Southwestern's Quality Enhancement Plan. (Spring, even years)

KINT 351 - Coaching (3 hours)

Prerequisite: KINT 131 or 132, 231 or 232

This course is designed to introduce the student to coaching sports. It will consist of several types of learning activities: reading, lecture, discussion, videotape, and writing. This course will also prepare students to take the American Sport Education Program coaching certification exam. This course fulfills the requirement for an upper-division course with components as specified in Southwestern's Quality Enhancement Plan. Requires additional fee. (Spring, odd years)

KINT 354 - NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (3 hours)

Prerequisite: KINT 321, 331

This course is designed to apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. The topics covered include conducting sport-specific testing sessions, designing, and implementing safe and effective resistance training and conditioning programs and providing guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Certification requires additional fee. (Spring, odd years)

KINT 420 - Adapted Physical Education (3 hours)

A course designed to aid the educator in identifying physical, structural, functional or neurological impairments found in school-age children. Emphasis includes a survey of source material needed to plan and conduct individual, developmental and special courses in physical education. Lecture and lab. (Fall, even years)

KINT 431 - Physical Education Methods (K-12) (3 hours)

Prerequisite: KINT 231, 232

The study of methods and techniques of teaching physical education in the elementary and secondary school, including individual as well as group activities; students are required to observe and demonstrate in class. (Fall, even years)

KINT 450 - Administration of Kinesiology (3 hours)

Students develop basic skills and knowledge necessary to administer daily activities of a physical education department or athletic program. Topics include facility management, intramural activities, adapted physical education, fiscal management, leadership, and legal issues. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 452 - ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Specialist (3 hours)

Prerequisite: KINT 352

This course will prepare students to take the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Exam. The course will cover basic anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness assessment, program design, injury prevention and first aid, behavioral change and legal guidelines. Certification requires additional fee. (Spring, even years)

KINT 460 - Applied Social Research Methods (3 hours)

Prerequisite: MATH 241

An introduction to applied research methods and their applications to the disciplines of Kinesiology and Psychology. Emphasis is on understanding basic terminology, the use of fundamental research tools, and the integration of research and practice. Students will gain experience with single subject designs, program evaluation methods, SPSS-driven data analysis, and case studies in data collection. (Also taught as PSYC 460.) (Fall)

KINT 280/480 - Exercise Science Internship (3-6 hours)

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair

The Department of Kinesiology coordinates placement of students. The nature of the work depends on the student's interest. Possibilities include medical clinic, sports team, athletic training, or physical therapy. Credit earned depends on hours of work. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KINT 485 - Sports and Fitness Management Internship (6 hours)

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair

The department of Kinesiology coordinates placement of students. The nature of the work depends on the student's interest. Possibilities include high school or college athletic programs, professional sports teams, or fitness centers. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KINT 490 - Senior Seminar (Capstone/Portfolio) (2 hours)

This is a capstone course where students will study and discuss current issues and concepts within the Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness professions. In addition, the students will prepare for employment in the profession. The class also prepares students for the major exit exam. This course fulfills the requirement for a capstone/portfolio completion course with components as specified in Southwestern's Quality Enhancement Plan. (Spring)

KINT 491 - Selected Topics (1-3 hours)

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair

Open to Kinesiology majors for research or special project. Content and method of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Kinesiology Activity Courses

KINA 111 - Physical Fitness (1 hour)

An introduction to personal fitness and application of training principles. Includes flexibility, muscular fitness, body composition, and cardiovascular pre- and post-semester assessment. This course also incorporates SDA heritage on healthful living. Cannot be taken with KINT 111 Health & Wellness. (Fall, Spring)

KINA 112 - Aerobics (1 hour)

An introduction to basic floor movements, calisthenics, and step aerobics. Students are also introduced to choreography. (Fall, Spring)

KINA 115 - Resistance Training (1 hour)

An introduction to the development of muscular fitness through the use of weighted resistance. Safety procedures are stressed. (Fall)

KINA 116 - Fitness Walking (1 hour)

An introduction to cardiovascular fitness through walking. (Fall)

KINA 122 - Futsal (Indoor Soccer) (1 hour)

Students are taught the basic skills in kicking, passing, and goal keeping. Offensive and defensive strategies are introduced. Rules and scorekeeping are taught. (Offered periodically)

KINA 124 - Basketball (1 hour)

Development of skills in shooting, passing, executing plays and understanding offensive and defensive strategies. (Offered periodically)

KINA 125 - Volleyball (1 hour)

Students are taught basic skills in passing, setting, serving, and spiking. Offensive and defensive strategies are introduced. (Spring)

KINA 131 - Beginning Swimming (1 hour)

Students are introduced to basic aquatic safety, floating, freestyle, and elementary backstroke. (Fall)

KINA 133 - Intermediate Swimming (1 hour)

Students are taught elementary rescue and intermediate skills in freestyle, back crawl, and side stroke. The butterfly stroke is introduced. (Fall)

KINA 141 - Badminton (1 hour)

Students will develop skills in the basic badminton strokes, including the long and short serve, overhead clear, drop shot, smash, round-thehead shot and net shots. They will also learn doubles and singles strategy. (Spring)

KINA 142 - Beginning Tennis (1 hour)

Students develop skills in the basic strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and lob). They are also introduced to strategy of play. (Fall)

KINA 145 - Beginning Racquetball (1 hour)

An introduction to five basic serves, forehand and backhand, strokes, rules, sportsmanship and strategy of the game. (Fall, Spring)

KINA 229 - Gymnastics Team (1 hour)

This class is a touring, witnessing acrosport team. The skills required are basic and power tumbling, pyramid building and basket tossing. Team members are required to tour and attend clinics. May be repeated for credit. (Fall, Spring)

KINA 243 - Snow Boarding (1 hour)

An introduction to basic skills of snow boarding. Mountain trip during spring break. Requires additional fee. (Spring)

KINA 245 - Snow Skiing (1 hour)

An introduction to basic skills of downhill snow skiing. Mountain trip during spring break. Requires additional fee. (Spring)

KINA 255 - Floorball (1 hour)

Students will develop skills in stick handling, passing and shooting. They will also be introduced to offensive and defensive strategies. (Fall)

KINA 291 - Selected Topics (1 hour)

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair

A course designed for students who must complete a physical activity class independently.

KINA 312 - Advanced Aerobics (1 hour)

Prerequisite: KINA 112

High intensity aerobic class. May include step aerobics, kick boxing, or other popular routines. (Spring)

KINA 333 - Water Aerobics (1 hour)

An introduction to basic water movements for strength and flexibility. (Fall)

KINA 334 - Lifeguard Training (1 hour)

Certified training in lifeguard techniques. Requires a recording fee. (Offered periodically)

KINA 335 - Advanced Swimming (1 hour)

Prerequisite: KINA 131 and KINA 133 or approval by instructor

Opportunity is given for students to progress to advanced levels of swimming in backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly stroke. (Offered periodically)

KINA 342 - Intermediate Tennis (1 hour)

Prerequisite: KINA 142 or approval by instructor

For the student who wants to develop advanced skills in overhead smash, full serve, drop shot, and advanced strategy for both singles and doubles plays. (Offered periodically)

KINA 343 - Intermediate Racquetball (1 hour)

Prerequisite: KINA 145 or approval by instructor

Students have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in overhead, kill, drive serve and advanced strategies for offensive and defensive play for both singles and doubles. (Spring, odd years)

KINA 344 - Golf (1 hour)

An introduction to the basic strokes in golf (driving, chipping, and putting). Scoring terminology and golf etiquette are also taught. Students play on community golf courses. Requires additional fee. (Offered periodically)

KINA 346 - Inline Hockey (1 hour)

Students will learn fundamental skills of skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. They will also be introduced to offensive and defensive strategies. Students must have their own hockey skates. It is preferred that students bring their own protective equipment, including helmet/ mask, gloves, shin guards and elbow pads. The department does have a limited supply. (Spring)

KINA 415 - Advanced Resistance Training (1 hour)

Prerequisite: KINA 115 or approval by instructor

Students enhance their strength training routines with advanced methods of resistance training. Students are introduced to new training techniques and sport-specific routines. (Spring, even years)

KINA 429 - Gymnastics Team (1 hour)

This class is a touring, witnessing acrosport team. The skills required are basic and power tumbling, pyramid building and basket tossing. Team members are required to tour and attend clinics. May be repeated for credit. (Fall, Spring)

KINA 491 - Selected Topics (1 hour)

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair. A course designed for students with intermediate skill level.