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Kinesiology

Chairperson: Dr. Janet Wigglesworth
Office: Brophy Hall 212
Telephone: (309) 298-1981; Fax: (309) 298-2981
Website: wiu.edu/kinesiology

Faculty: Bories, Cole, Erdmann, Gabbei, Gonzales, Graham, Hart, Hyllegard, Kovacs, Lambert, McMillan, Piletic, Piper, Plos, Polubinsky, Radlo, Satern, Walter, Wigglesworth, Xu.

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Specific areas of study include: how and why humans move; the physiological, sociological, and psychological antecedents and consequences of movement; and the skills and motor patterns that contribute to the movement repertoire. Through kinesiology, students learn efficient motor skills for everyday living and apply these fundamental skills in a variety of activities. In addition, they develop and maintain sound physiological function through vigorous cardiovascular and resistance training and learn to use their motor skills in competition and a variety of fitness and lifetime-related activities.

The study of kinesiology encourages the appreciation of an active and healthy lifestyle and can lead to rewarding careers. Students may choose to major in one of three degree programs offered through the Department of Kinesiology – Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Education. Students who major in Athletic Training are eligible for national certification, licensure in Illinois, and work as entry level athletic trainers in high schools, clinics, hospitals, or other sport medicine settings. Students who major in Exercise Science pursue careers in cardiac rehabilitation, health/fitness facility management, personal training, strength and conditioning, and professional programs in health-related careers. Students who major in Physical Education are eligible for Illinois Certification to teach physical education in the K–12 grade levels and coach.

GradTrac is available to Exercise Science majors. See more information about GradTrac.

Honors Curriculum—Academically qualified students in this department are welcome to complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (G H 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors. For more information about honors curricula see the Centennial Honors College page of the catalog or visit the Centennial Honors College website at wiu.edu/Honors.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science—Physical Education (Comprehensive Major)

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education must complete I, II, III, and IV below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h. Teacher education will require additional hours. A grade of C or better is required in all Kinesiology (KIN) courses required for the major.

In accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education licensure rules, all candidates seeking teacher licensure are required by Western Illinois University to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all directed general education courses, all core courses, and all courses in the option. Note C- is below a C.

  1. University General Education Curriculum Requirements: 43 s.h.
    Must include a General Education mathematics course
  2. Department Core Courses: 15 s.h.
    KIN 270, 290, 359, 391, 392
  3. Major Core Courses: 38–39 s.h.
    1. Movement Content: KIN 102 or 107 or 108; KIN 115, 124, 135, 226, 251, 252, 253, 255
    2. Professional Courses: KIN 160, 250, 265, 325, 365, 369, 393, 395, 461, 477†
  4. Other
    1. Educ 439: 3 s.h.
    2. C&I 403; EIS 201, 301, 302, 401: 15 s.h.
    3. STCH 480 and 483: 16 s.h.

#The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) an intermediate foreign language requirement; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved study abroad program.

†KIN 477 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Athletic Training (Comprehensive Major)*#

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must complete I, II, III, and IV below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h. A grade of C or better is required in all Kinesiology (KIN) courses required for the major.

  1. University General Education Curriculum Requirements: 43 s.h.
  2. Department Core Courses: 15–16 s.h.
    KIN 270, 359, 391, 392; KIN 290** or ZOOL 230**
  3. Major Core Courses
    1. KIN 147, 247, 292, 293; KIN 291** or ZOOL 231**; HS 250: 11–12 s.h.
    2. AT 100, 110, 200, 210, 211, 300, 301, 305, 310, 311, 315, 401, 403, 405, 410†, 413, 411: 36 s.h.
    3. Internship: AT 420: 12 s.h.
  4. Other
    CHEM 150, FCS 109, BIOL 101 or MICR 200, MATH 123, PHYS 100, PSY 100, PSY 221, STAT 171: 27 s.h.

#The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) an intermediate foreign language requirement; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific

global issues course; or 4) an approved study abroad program.

†AT 410 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

*The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program requires successful completion of the application process. See the program director or kinesiology department website for application criteria, technical standards, and procedures. Students may be required to take more than 120 s.h. to complete accredited program requirements.

#For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognizes Western Illinois University’s educational program in Strength and Conditioning.

**Must complete either KIN 290 and KIN 291, OR ZOOL 230 and ZOOL 231.

Bachelor of Science—Exercise Science*

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science must complete I, II, III, IV, and V below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h. A grade of C or better is required in all Kinesiology (KIN) courses required for the major.

  1. University General Education Curriculum Requirements: 43 s.h.
  2. Department Core Courses: 15 s.h.
    KIN 270, 290, 359, 391, 392
  3. Major Core Courses
    1. KIN 170, 291, 300, 319, 343, 347, 401, 440, 444†, 463: 27 s.h.
    2. Internship: KIN 400: 12 s.h.
  4. Major Elective Courses
    Specialized areas in Kinesiology: 4–6 s.h.
  5. An Approved Minor: 16–18 s.h.
  6. Other: FCS 109: 3 s.h.

#The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) an intermediate foreign language requirement; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved study abroad program.

†KIN 444 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

*For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognizes Western Illinois University’s educational program in Strength and Conditioning.

Minors

Minor in Coaching: 24 s.h.
  1. Required Courses
    KIN 270, 290, 325, 359, 371, 392, 394, 466, 471: 22 s.h.
  2. Choose at least one course from: KIN 451, 454, 459: 2 s.h.
Minor in Kinesiology: 22 s.h.
  1. Required Courses: 15 s.h.
    KIN 270, 290, 359, 391, 392
  2. Required Activity Course: 1 s.h.
    Select one Kinesiology activity course
  3. Directed Electives: 6 s.h.
    Select 6 s.h. from the following courses: KIN 292, 293, 369, 393, 394, 470
Minor in Scuba Diving: 16 s.h.
  1. KIN 108, 208, 308, 408: 8–10 s.h.
  2. Select 6–8 s.h. from the following courses:: 6–8 s.h.
    CSD 121, 122; EM 276, 304, 351, 352; FCS 254, 255, 453; Foreign Language—Chin, Fr, Ger, JPN, Port, Span; GEOL 115; HE 251; IDT 240, 340, 345, 360, 406, 408; KIN 359; FS 210; MGT 125, 349; PHYS 100; RPTA 366; ZOOL 414, 415, 416, 452

Course Descriptions

ATHLETIC TRAINING (AT)

100 Introduction to Athletic Training. (1) Introductory course in athletic training, examining educational and professional responsibilities. This course is designed to help students formalize their decision to study athletic training and will provide an initial experience for students considering a career in athletic training.

110 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. (3) An introduction to athletic injuries, assessment, and treatment. Includes laboratory instruction in athletic taping and basic athletic training skills. Prerequisites: AT 100; permission of program director. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

200 Lower Extremity. (3) Assessment and immediate care of athletic injuries of the lower extremity. Prerequisites: AT 110; KIN 292 and KIN 293 or concurrent registration in these courses and permission of program director. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

210 Upper Extremity. (3) An in-depth study of athletic injuries involving the upper extremity. Evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation of these injuries are discussed. Prerequisites: AT 110; KIN 292 and KIN 293 or concurrent registration in these courses and permission of program director. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

211 Clinical Education and Experience in Athletic Training I. (1) Instruction, practice, and evaluation of NATA clinical proficiencies and clinical experience in clinical settings. Prerequisites: permission of program director.

300 Therapeutic Modalities. (3) An introduction to the physiological principles and operational procedures of contemporary therapeutic modalities as they relate to the immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Prerequisite: admission to ATEP and permission of the program director. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

301 Clinical Education and Experiences in Athletic Training II. (1) Continuation of instruction, practice, and evaluation of NATA proficiencies, and experience in clinical settings. Prerequisite: AT 211 and permission of the program director.

305 Therapeutic Exercise. (3) Concepts and principles of rehabilitation program design including determination of goals, progressions, and criteria for return to competition. Includes fundamentals of therapeutic exercise principles for common rehabilitation protocols. Prerequisite: admission to ATEP and permission of the program director. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

310 Head, Neck, Spine, and Abdomen. (3) Assessment and care of athletic injuries including the regions of the head, neck, spine, and abdomen. Prerequisites: KIN 292, KIN 293, and permission of the program director. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

311 Field Experience in Athletic Training I. (1) Field experience in athletic training in various clinical settings. Also includes continuation of practice and evaluation of NATA clinical proficiencies. Prerequisite: AT 301 and permission of the program director.

315 Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques. (2) Instruction and application in rehabilitation program design and progression strategies for various pathologies and diagnoses will be explored. Prerequisites: AT 300, AT 305, and junior status. 1 hr. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

401 Field Experience in Athletic Training II. (1) Continuation of Field Experience I. Practice and evaluation of NATA clinical proficiencies. Prerequisite: AT 311 and permission of the program director.

403 Pharmacological Issues in Athletic Training. (3) Study of pharmacological issues in athletic training. Prerequisites: admission to the ATEP and permission of the program director.

405 Medical Conditions and Pathologies in Athletic Training. (3) Study of the pathology of general medical conditions common to athletes and physically active individuals. Prerequisites: admission to the ATEP and permission of the program director.

410 Athletic Training Administration. (3) Development and administration of an athletic training program including employment, documentation, budget, and facilities. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Prerequisites: permission of the program director; ENG 280.

411 Athletic Training Professional Preparation. (1) Preparation, practice, and assessment of educational competencies and clinical proficiencies in athletic training. Prerequisites: AT 401 and permission of the program director.

413 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training. (1) Foundational behaviors of professional practice in athletic training. Prerequisite: senior standing in athletic training program.

420 Internship. (12) An internship with an approved affiliated site, under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer; designed for the practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Admission to the ATEP and permission of the program director.

KINESIOLOGY (KIN)
(Kinesiology Courses)

101 Swimming (Non-Swimmers). (1) For individuals who have had little or no previous experience in the water. Learning to adjust and overcome fear in the water, to float and move on the face and back, to feel at ease in deep water, to jump and dive in, and to tread water.

102 Swimming. (1) (General Education/Human Well-Being) For individuals who have some experience and feel comfortable in the water. The individual should be able to move on the face and back and should have had some experience in deep water. Front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, side stroke, fall-in dive, standing front dive, and surface dive will be taught.

107 Lifeguard Training. (2) Students learn basic lifeguarding skills. Includes American Red Cross certification in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Lifeguarding. Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously and submerge 13 feet underwater.

108 Open Water Scuba. (2) Provides classroom and confined water work needed to scuba dive safely in open water. Certification is available, but not required. Must be able to swim 250 yards continuously, tread water 10 minutes, and swim underwater 50 feet. Physical examination required.

115 Social Dance Forms. (1) Basic fundamentals of ballroom movement. Beginning levels in Fox Trot, Lindy, Waltz, Polka and country western dances.

117 (cross-listed with DAN 117) Pilates Exercise. (1) Pilates-based, mat-work fundamentals and basic concepts of Core Dynamics and floor exercises for physical/mental conditioning that change, tone, center, balance, and strengthen the body. Holistic exercise uses specific breath support while the body is engaged in dynamic exercise and includes a posture analysis to determine individual needs and goals. Not open to students with credit in DAN 117.

118 Aerobic Dancercise. (1) (General Education/ Human Well-Being) Concepts and principles of aerobic dance movements; routines consisting of different beats, tempo, and movement forms.

121 Badminton. (1) (General Education/Human Well-Being) Beginning level skills and techniques and appreciation for the game of badminton.

122 Bowling. (1) A one-time lab fee of $20 will be charged for this class.

123 Golf. (1) Beginning level skills, techniques, knowledge and etiquette. A one-time lab fee of $15 will be charged for this class.

124 Educational Gymnastics. (1) Performance and analysis of educational gymnastics skills appropriate for children. Prerequisite: Physical Education Teacher Education major.

127 Riflery. (1) Ammunition charge.

128 Tennis. (1) (General Education/Human Well- Being) Beginning skills, strategies, and rules used to play the game of tennis.

130 Fitness Running. (1) Individualized jogging and running programs for fitness and enjoyment.

131 Aerobic Conditioning. (1) (General Education/ Human Well-Being) Designed to acquaint students with cardiovascular endurance exercise. Various training programs will be introduced which are directed at conditioning of the vital organs.

135 Lifelong Leisure Activities. (2) Surveys contemporary noncompetitive activities suitable for participation throughout the lifetime. Examples include hiking, walking, rope challenge course, and adventure activities. Prerequisite: Physical Education Teacher Education major.

138 Road Cycling. (1) Introduction to bicycle touring, including lecture, demonstration, active participation in cycling using public roadways.

140 Personal Fitness Program. (1) (General Education/Human Well-Being) After initial assessment, each student undertakes an individualized conditioning program designed to improve the function of his/her cardiovascular system.

142 Conditioning. (1) A course emphasizing physical fitness and weight control. Much time is spent on conditioning exercises and their benefits. Correct posture is also covered.

145 Pickleball. (1) Indoor net game for beginners and advanced players alike.

147 Weight Training. (1) (General Education/ Human Well-Being) Includes learning skills of beginning weight training through familiarity with various types of strength training machines.

149 Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques. (1) (General Education/Human Well-Being) Designed to help one learn causes, consequences of, and techniques for handling stress through a systematic mind-body approach. Progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training, visualization, deep breathing, as well as other techniques will be taught to help relieve stress and muscle tension.

151 Basketball. (1) (General Education/Human Well-Being) Includes basic skills, strategies, and rules for games of basketball.

154 Football. (1) Skills, strategy, and rules of play.

155 Soccer. (1) Skills, strategy, and rules of play.

158 Volleyball. (1) (General Education/Human Well- Being) Includes basic skills, strategies, and rules for the game of volleyball.

160 Introduction to Physical Education. (2) Introductory course in physical education that presents educational and professional responsibilities and foundations of physical education. Designed to help students considering a career in physical education to formalize their decision to study physical education. Requires a 10-hour field experience.

170 Introduction to Physical Wellness. (3) An introduction to concepts of physical wellness with an emphasis on fitness and eating strategies. Designed to help students develop an understanding of the field of exercise science.

190 Conditioning and Weight Training for LEJA Majors. (2) Includes weight training and conditioning to prepare law enforcement and justice administration majors for passing state mandated fitness standards implemented by the State Training Board. For LEJA majors only. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

207 Water Safety Instruction. (2) Prerequisite: current lifeguard certification.

208 Advanced Open Water Scuba. (2) Students will learn to navigate underwater and dive at night. Each student will also choose three scuba specialty areas to gain diving experience. Certification available, but not required. Must have a current scuba physical exam on file. Prerequisite: KIN 108 or permission of instructor.

226 Net/Wall Games. (2) Content knowledge and skill development in movement concepts and tactics associated with games where a ball is sent to a wall or over a net (e.g., tennis, badminton, volleyball). Development of resource notebook required. Prerequisite: Physical Education Teacher Education major.

247 Power Training. (1) Designed to enhance the individual’s power development and overall performance as well as increase his/her knowledge of plyometric training and Olympic lifting techniques.

248 Advanced Strength Training. (1) Methods of manipulating exercise selection, technique, sets, reps, rest, and intensity for improving overall body symmetry and appearance. Training and principles will focus on the skills needed by the modern day personal trainer, strength coach, athletic trainer, and other fitness professionals. Majors only or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: KIN 147.

250 Instructional Foundations in Physical Education. (2) Theoretical and philosophical foundations of instruction and learning in physical education with opportunities to apply these essential concepts. Grade of C or better required. Prerequisites: KIN 160, 270.

251 Invasion Games. (2) Content knowledge and skill development in movement concepts and tactics associated with invasion games (e.g., basketball, soccer, flag football, floor hockey). Development of resource notebook required. Prerequisite: Physical Education Teacher Education major.

252 Contemporary Physical Activities. (1) Content knowledge and skill in movement concepts associated with contemporary physical activities (e.g., yoga, pilates, tai chi). Development of resource notebook required. Prerequisite: Physical Education Teacher Education major.

253 Target/Field Games. (2) Content knowledge and skill development in movement concepts and tactics in games where balls are pitched, hit, and fielded (baseball, softball) or where the objective is to place an object into a target (bowling, golf). Development of resource notebook required. Prerequisite: Physical Education Teacher Education major.

255 Elementary Movement Fundamentals. (2) Development of knowledge and skill in fundamental movement skills, movement concepts, and basic elements of dance. Designed to provide a content base for elementary school physical education programs. Prerequisite: KIN 160.

265 Skill Analysis and Assessment in Physical Education. (2) Techniques in analyzing motor skills and selecting and designing assessments of student learning in physical education. Emphasis on performance-based assessment. Prerequisite: KIN 160.

270 Motor Behavior. (3) Introduction to psychomotor learning and theoretical models of skill acquisition. Selected topics will include neurological structure and function, theory of motor control, scheduling of practice, use of feedback, and motor coordination.

290 Anatomy & Physiology I. (3) An examination of the structural organization and function of the human body with an emphasis on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

291 Anatomy & Physiology II. (3) A study of normal human anatomy and physiology. Topics include respiration, digestion, metabolism, urology, special senses, reproduction, and endocrinology. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

292 Palpatory Anatomy. (2) This course will offer the student an opportunity to learn physical palpation skills. These skills are critical to an accurate and timely physical assessment within the practice of athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, and fitness. Prerequisite: KIN 290 or permission of instructor. 1 hr. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

293 Manual Muscle Testing. (2) This course will offer the student a practical experience in assessing muscular strength, endurance, and neurological deficits using manual testing procedures. These skills are critical within the practice of athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, and fitness. Prerequisite: KIN 290 or permission of instructor. 1 hr. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

300 Fitness Activities for the Older Adult and Target Populations. (3) Development of leadership skills, assessment techniques, and program designs necessary to be an effective fitness professional for older adults and selected target populations (e.g., arthritis, asthma, obesity, etc.). Prerequisites: KIN 170, 290.

308 Scuba Diving Specialties. (2, repeatable to 4) Instruction in rescue and at least two other diving specialties (e.g., deep, night, dry suit, ice, cave, wreck) within the realm of recreational scuba diving. Certification available, but not required. Must have a current scuba physical exam on file. Prerequisites: KIN 208 with certification or permission of instructor.

319 Principles and Leadership of Stress Management Techniques. (2) Development of leadership skills and assessment techniques for stress management. Principles will focus on the skills necessary to be an effective fitness professional of stress management and its relationship to physical fitness. Prerequisite: KIN 170.

325 Principles of Health-Related Fitness for the Physical Educator. (3) Principles of healthrelated fitness and policies of wellness in schoolbased physical education programs. Focusing on application, development, assessment, and teaching of cardiovascular and strength training principles. Prerequisite: Physical Education Teacher Education major or Coaching minor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

343 Principles and Leadership of Cardiovascular Exercise. (3) Development of leadership skills and assessment techniques for cardiovascular exercise. Principles will focus on the theories and skills necessary to develop and lead appropriate cardiovascular programs. Prerequisites: KIN 170, 391.

347 Principles and Leadership of Resistive Exercise. (3) Development of leadership skills and assessment techniques for resistive exercise. Principles will focus on the skills necessary to be an effective fitness professional of resistive exercise and other weight training techniques. Prerequisite: KIN 170, 290.

359 Sport and Exercise Psychology. (3) An introduction to sport and exercise psychology theories and research including application to performance enhancement. Selected topics include motivation, confidence, stress and anxiety, exercise behavior and adherence, concentration, team dynamics, performance enhancement, and professional and ethical issues. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or permission of instructor.

360 Methods of Elementary Physical Education. (2) Introduction to teaching physical education in K–5. Designed especially for the elementary classroom teacher candidate. May include some field experiences and outside teaching assignments. Not open to Kinesiology majors.

365 Physical Education for the Elementary Grades. (3) Planning a curriculum of educational games, gymnastics, and dance based on a movement analysis and exploratory approach. Content centers on curriculum and teaching methodologies for grades K–5. Grade of C or better required. Prerequisites: KIN 124, 160, 250, 255, 265, 270; fully accepted in the Teacher Education Program. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

369 Motor Development. (3) A study of the process of change in perception, acquisition, and performance of physical skills across the lifespan: Prerequisites: KIN 270, 290. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

370 Advanced Techniques of Performance/ Management. (1, repeatable for different subjects/ performance to 6) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Graded S/U only.

371 Principles of Coaching. (2) A study of philosophical, sociological, and administrative principles applicable to coaching. General problems encountered in coaching will be discussed and evaluated.

391 Physiology of Exercise. (3) A study of the physiological responses to exercise including acute effects, training adaptations, and health related benefits. Specific topics covered include exercise metabolism, neurological and endocrine regulation of exercise, cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, environmental influences, and ergogenic aids. Prerequisite: KIN 290. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

392 Biomechanics. (3) The integrated study of applied anatomy and applied mechanics to the analysis of human motion. Prerequisite: KIN 290 and MATH 123 or higher. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

393 Adapted Physical Education. (3) Etiologies of, assessment for, and program modifications related to the disabled in physical education and sport. Grade of C or better required for Teacher Education majors. Prerequisite: KIN 290. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

394 Management of Athletic Injuries. (2) The role of the coach in preventing sport injuries, recognizing injury mechanisms, and providing emergency care. Laboratory sessions emphasize wrapping, taping, and emergency first aid. Prerequisite: KIN 290 or consent of instructor. 1 hr. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

395 Assessment in Adapted Physical Education. (2) Content centered on purposes, methods, appropriate tools, and processes of assessment (referral, screening, assessment, program implementation, and evaluation) for individuals with disabilities. The focus of the assessment will be in the areas of motor skills and physical fitness. Prerequisites: KIN 265 and 393.

400 Internship. (12) An internship in an approved program; designed as laboratory field experiences for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA in the major and permission of instructor.

401 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science. (2) Practical and theoretical information for professional career situations. Prerequisites: senior standing; Exercise Science major.

408 Divemaster. (2) Students complete supervised dives, perform dive briefings, act as safety/rescue divers, and lead underwater tours to learn to be responsible Divemasters and eligible for employment. Must have a current scuba physical exam on file. Divemaster certification available, but not required. Prerequisites: KIN 308, Dive Rescue certification, or permission of instructor.

440 Exercise Stress Testing. (3) Designed to provide an in-depth study of the theories, concepts, procedures, and techniques of exercise stress testing. Prerequisites: KIN 391, CPR Certification, and permission of instructor.

444 Exercise and Wellness Programming. (3) Administration of exercise science and wellness programming with special attention given to leadership skills and assessments necessary to direct exercise and wellness programs. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Prerequisites: senior standing, KIN 440, and permission of instructor; ENG 280.

450 Professional Workshop. (1–3)

451 Basketball Coaching. (2) Beginning and advanced strategies for coaching basketball at the high school and collegiate levels.

454 Football Coaching. (2) Beginning and advanced strategies for coaching football.

459 Individual/Team Sport Coaching. (2, repeatable for different topics to 4) Beginning and advanced strategies for coaching individual or team sports other than basketball, football, or volleyball (e.g., tennis, golf, swimming, soccer, baseball, softball, or track and field). Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

460 Observation and Practice. (1, repeatable for different topics to 2) Preservice practical experiences in kinesiology activity courses under the supervision of staff. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

461 Field Experiences. (1) 30-hour observation and teaching experience in area K–12 physical education programs with on-campus seminars sessions. Grade of C or better required. Corequisite or Prerequisite: Educ 439 in the Department of Kinesiology and KIN 477; fully accepted in the Teacher Education Program.

463 Personal Training. (2) Provides practical application of theoretical information in personal training for exercise science students. Prerequisites: KIN 440 and senior status—majors only.

464 Field Experience in Exercise Science. (1) A 30- hour field experience in exercise science settings for the practical application/observation of theory and skills. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, permission of instructor, and one of the following: KIN 300, 343, or 347.

466 Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics. (2) Investigation of administrative principles and policies as they relate to budget, finance, equipment, staff, facilities, public relations, and legal issues in physical education and athletics.

470 (cross-listed with WS 470) Gender and Sport. (3) Examines relationships between gender, sport, and physical activity. Gender is examined within the context of stereotypes and the structure/philosophy of sport and physical activity. Sport and physical activity are investigated as social institutions relative to cultural constructions of gender. Not open to students with credit in WS 470. Prerequisite: WS 190 or permission of instructor.

471 Practicum in Coaching. (1) 40 clock hours of observation and practice under the supervision of a middle school or high school teacher, coach, or outside agency administrator. Prerequisite: KIN 451, 454, or 459, and permission of instructor. Observation and coaching will be required in an outside setting.

477 Physical Education Curriculum. (3) Planning, sequencing, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate and standards driven physical education curricula in K–12 physical education programs. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Corequisite: KIN 461. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program; ENG 280.

485 (formerly KIN 469) Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable for different topics to 3) Individualized study of a particular topic or problem in the field of kinesiology. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Student must secure approval for independent study prior to semester registration.

490 Honors Thesis in Kinesiology. (3) Independent thesis project resulting in a substantial original research paper and oral presentation. Students will work under the direction of one or more members of the Kinesiology department faculty who will oversee and evaluate the project. Prerequisites: Junior or senior honors major in Kinesiology, with good standing in the Centennial Honors College. Approval of thesis adviser(s).

(Physical Education Methods)

439 Methods and Materials in Physical Education. (3) Planning, developing, and teaching physical education content at the secondary level. Includes a field experience at the middle or high school level. Grade of C or better required. Prerequisites: EIS 301; KIN 115, 124, 135, 226, 251, 252, 253, 365; fully accepted in the Teacher Education Program. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.