Kinesiology (KIN)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Basic course for nonswimmers. Emphasis on two fundamental strokes and personal water safety skills. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 101 or equivalent skill
Intermediate course. Emphasis on learning and improving five basic strokes and personal water safety skills. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 102 or equivalent skill
Water related exercises, activities, and swimming workouts to improve physical fitness. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to fundamental badminton skills and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to bowling skills and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to fundamental golf skills and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to fundamental racquetball skills and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to fundamental ice skating skills and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to basic skills (forehand, backhand, service) and basic knowledge of game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Evaluation of fitness status. Exercises, activities, and programs to improve physical fitness. Improve physical fitness and weight control. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. Credit for only KIN 163 or 258 may be applied toward graduation.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Fitness walking as an activity to improve health and fitness; values of this type of activity as a lifetime endeavor with knowledge and usage of pedometers. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Running as a physical activity to improve physical fitness and health. Promotion of this activity as a lifetime endeavor. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to fundamental skills of weight training and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.


Fundamentals of self defense, focusing on throwing with the hands, hips and feet as well as applying pins, chokes and arm-bars. The physical skills will be taught focused on training through development of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, & indomitable spirit. Emphasis on learning a way of life that promotes personal development, physical health and citizenship. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.


Teaches fundamentals of self-defense, focusing on hand and foot striking and blocking techniques. The physical skills will be taught focused on training through development of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. It will be emphasized that each student learns a way of life that promotes personal development, physical health and citizenship. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.


Teaches advanced application of self-defense focusing on hand and foot striking and blocking techniques. The physical skills will be taught focused on training through development of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. It will be emphasized that each student learns a way of life that promotes personal development, physical health and citizenship. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.


Teaches fundamentals of self-defense focusing on joint locks, pressure points and throwing techniques to escape from an attacker. The physical skills will be taught focused on training through development of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. It will be emphasized that each student learns a way of life that promotes personal development, physical health & citizenship. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to fundamental volleyball skills and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


Introduction to fundamental soccer skills and strategic game play. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.


Coverage of behavioral skills needed to adopt and maintain lifestyles conducive to fitness and wellness. Provides students with knowledge and skills needed to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Includes self-assessments and content on physical activity, nutrition, weight control, stress management and other lifestyle behaviors related to health. For non-kinesiology majors.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Eligibility for admission to KIN teacher education program
Fundamentals of tumbling and gymnastics apparatus. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Eligibility for admission to KIN teacher education program
Fundamentals of indoor and outdoor team sports, for example basketball, volleyball, flag football, and soccer. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Eligibility for admission to KIN teacher education program
Fundamentals of individual sports and fitness, for example disc golf, bowling, badminton, and weight training. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.


Overview of the various disciplines and professions that comprise the field of Kinesiology (the study of human movement) and help students determine the career option that best fits their interests.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment or credit in KIN 252
Overview of ISU policies and procedures, academic advising operations, degree requirements, program of study planning, and campus resources. Students will have out-of-class activities and work with faculty, staff and mentors to explore careers in Kinesiology and complete assignments related to identification & development of their skills and interests. Department of Kinesiology students only. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-3) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: Kinesiology and health majors only
Introduction to five components of fitness: cardiorespiratory, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Students will be introduced to basic exercise prescription and evaluation principles, develop skills to assess each component of fitness, and learn different exercise modalities to enhance each component. Credit for only one of the following courses may be applied toward graduation: KIN 163, 258.

(1-3) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 258
Development of exercise leadership skills for a variety of activities. Includes planning, promotion, and teaching techniques for developing fitness in others using a variety of exercise modalities including group fitness and weight training. Kinesiology and health majors only.

(1-2) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 258
This course is designed to enhance the student's current level of knowledge and expertise to an advanced level in the area of strength training and conditioning. The course will prepare students interested in taking the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified and Conditioning Specialist's exam. The course will focus on the assessment and implementation of training programs with strong emphasis on the areas of resistance training, metabolic training, flexibility, reaction time, speed, and agility. Kinesiology and health majors only and permission of instructor needed.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.


Observing, planning, and facilitating movement experiences of children in an elementary school setting. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program
Observing, planning, and facilitating movement experiences of students in a middle and/or high school setting. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program
Planning and facilitating physical education experiences for children in a community outreach setting. Experiences take place on campus. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-3) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 3 credits in human development and family studies
Approaches to teaching movement skills, health-related fitness and school-based physical activities (in the classroom, in PE, during recess) to pre-school and elementary school age children are covered. Emphasis is placed on planning and conducting developmentally appropriate movement experiences for preschool and elementary aged children throughout the school day based upon educational psychology, exercise psychology and motor development research. Practical experience is provided. Credit in only one of the following courses may be applied toward graduation: KIN 284, 312.

(Cross-listed with H S). Cr. 1-2. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Kinesiology and Health major and permission of internship coordinator
Pre-internship experience with a health or fitness organization based on option. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1. F.


Study under supervision of faculty.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 280
Planning for management and instruction of developmentally appropriate physical education for children pre-school through grade six. Laboratory experience required. Credit for only one of KIN 284 or KIN 312 may be applied toward graduation.

(2-3) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 281
Current theory, practice and research on teaching focusing on management, instructional, and learning styles of students in secondary schools.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Study in the theory, ethics, strategy, and mechanics of coaching various interscholastic and/or intercollegiate sports. Emphasis on formulating a philosophy, identifying goals and psychological aspects, teaching skills, and developing strategies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Application of management concepts to the fitness industry, e.g., understanding customers, marketing, program management, financial management, legal issues, and evaluation and planning.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: PHYS 111 or PHYS 115
Mechanical basis of human performance; application of mechanical principles to exercise, sport and other physical activities.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: BIOL 255, BIOL 255L, BIOL 256 and BIOL 256L
Physiological basis of human performance; effects of physical activity on body functions.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: SOC 134 and one of STAT 101, STAT 104 or STAT 226/STAT 326, or KIN 471
Sport and exercise as social systems and as institutions related to other institutions such as the polity, the economy, mass media, and education.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.


Understanding of human electrocardiography, including normal and abnormal 12-lead ECGs and arrhythmia identification.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101 or PSYCH 230
Psychological factors that influence performance in sport settings. The influence of personality, anxiety, motivation and social factors. Psychological skills training and strategic methods for improvement of athletic performance.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: PSYCH 101 or PSYCH 230
Psychological theories for understanding and predicting health-oriented exercise behavior. Psychological and psychobiological responses to exercise. Psychological interventions for increasing exercise participation and adherence rates.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: PSYCH 101 or PSYCH 230, BIOL 255, BIOL 256
Introduction to major concepts of neuromotor control, behavioral motor control and motor learning in the child, adult and older adult, with emphasis on the adult system.

(Cross-listed with H S). Cr. 0.5. F.S.

Prereq: Junior classification; to be taken minimum of two semesters prior to graduation or field experience placement.
Search techniques and preparation of relevant material for work and/or professional school admission. Information specifically related to health care and kinesiology fields. Field experience process and procedures will be reviewed.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.


Applied service learning experiences designed to provide students with opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to real world applications. Students will gain professional skills and programming experience while supporting health, education and wellness programming in school, work site or community settings. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Dual-listed with KIN 595). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 280/281
Etiology, characteristics, needs and movement experiences for individuals with disabling conditions. Designed to provide appropriate methods of physical education instruction for students including those with disabilities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and students who are talented and gifted. Assessments and strategies to differentiate instruction and to adapt activities for all exceptional learners will be addressed. Laboratory experience required. KIN 595 may not be taken by students who previously earned credit in KIN 395.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SOC 134
The role of sport in developing fitness, recreational opportunities, and tourism, with special emphasis on issues related to youth sport, volunteerism, and the marketing of sport events and facilities.

Cr. arr. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 281, KIN 282, KIN 313, KIN 355, KIN 395, KIN 471, KIN 475; admission to Teacher Education; approval before enrolling in the course.
Supervised teaching in the secondary schools.

Cr. 8. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 280, KIN 282, KIN 312, KIN 355, KIN 395, KIN 471, KIN 475. Students must be fully admitted to Teacher Education and must apply for approval to enroll at the beginning of the semester prior to registering
Supervised teaching in the elementary schools.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Students will understand legal concepts and terminology relevant to sport/activity, identify strategies for limiting liability in sport/fitness programs, and identify solutions for elimination of discriminatory practices in sport and physical activity.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 355 or permission of instructor
Examination of biomechanics and kinesiology research literature to evaluate the application of mechanical principles and analyses to human movement in exercise, sport, physical activity, and activities of daily living and to assess research outcomes and their implications for motor performance, movement energetic, musculoskeletal loading, and injury.

(3-2) Cr. 4. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 258, KIN 358
Principles of cardiac risk factor identification and modification; risk classification of potential exercise clients; fitness assessments; developing comprehensive exercise prescriptions for individuals.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: C- or better in KIN 259, CPR certification, concurrent enrollment in KIN 458
Observation and practice of exercise leadership techniques in an on-campus adult fitness program.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 358
The role of exercise in preventive medicine. Impact of exercise on various diseases, and the effect of various medical conditions on the ability to participate in vigorous exercise and competitive sports. Principles of exercise testing and prescription for individuals with these conditions. Environmental and nutritional aspects of exercise.

(Dual-listed with KIN 567). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Introductory course with emphasis on exercise psychology (i.e., KIN 366 or equivalent)
Advanced analysis of theoretical health behavior models and their application to physical activity behavior. Includes practical techniques, tools and interventions (e.g., counseling skills, motivational interviewing) to enhance exercise prescription and motivation, and considerations for working with special populations.

(Dual-listed with KIN 571). (2-3) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 280 and 281
Current theory, practice and research on teaching focusing on management, instructional, and learning styles of students in secondary schools.

(Dual-listed with KIN 572). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: KIN 372 or PSYCH 310
Addresses the role of the central nervous system in the control of voluntary human movement, with the focus on the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia and cerebellum. Content organized around specific nervous system damage (such as stroke, apraxia, spasticity, or spinal cord damage) and functional movements (such as reaching and grasping, balance and gait). Converging evidence from human movement disorders, brain imaging, animal lesion and single cell studies provide the primary basis for the content.

Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: KIN 355 or KIN 358 or KIN 372
Understanding the physiological, behavioral, and cognitive changes associated with aging with focus on the effects of physical activity on the aging human system. Discussions of what it means to become older, what a person can expect during the aging process, and what kind of control a person has over the aging process.

(Dual-listed with KIN 575). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 280 and 281
Current theory, practices and principles applied to curriculum development for programs in physical education, K-12. Organizing for teaching in a variety of school settings.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 355; BIOL 155 or BIOL 255 and BIOL 256
The structure and function of human muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. The relationship of these systems to efficient and safe human motion.

(0-2) Cr. 1.

Prereq: KIN 355
Learning lab techniques in Biomechanics and engaging in the experimental process.

(0-2) Cr. 1.

Prereq: KIN 358
Learning lab techniques in Exercise Physiology and engaging in the experimental process.

(0-2) Cr. 1.

Prereq: KIN 366
Learning lab techniques in Exercise Psychology and engaging in the experimental process.

(0-2) Cr. 1.

Prereq: KIN 372
Learning lab techniques in Motor Control and engaging in the experimental process.

Cr. 1-16.

Prereq: Senior classification and advance registration
Observation and practice in fitness agencies. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-16.

Prereq: Prereq: C- or better in KIN 458, KIN 459 and KIN 462, Kinesiology and Health majors only. Cumulative GPA 2.0.
Observation and practice in selected exercise science agencies. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits from KIN advanced core and permission of coordinator
Independent study of problems of areas of interest in exercise and sport science and related areas.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits from KIN advanced core and permission of coordinator
Independent study of problems of areas of interest in exercise and sport science and related areas.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits from KIN advanced core and permission of coordinator
Independent study of problems of areas of interest in exercise and sport science and related areas.

Cr. 1-3.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification
Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Graduate classification in kinesiology and health
Methods and techniques used in the design and interpretation of research involving physical activity. Emphasis on styles of writing, library use, and computer applications.

(0-4) Cr. 2.

Prereq: KIN 358 or equivalent course with basic laboratory experience
Application and use of laboratory research equipment in exercise physiology, including operation, calibration, and use in selected situations.

(2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: KIN 358
The role of exercise in preventive medicine. Impact of exercise on various diseases, and the effect of various medical conditions on the ability to participate in vigorous exercise and competitive sports. Principles of exercise testing and prescription for individuals with these conditions.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.


Planning for management and instruction of developmentally appropriate physical education for children pre-school through grade six. Laboratory experience required. Emphasis on evaluating published research on physical education and school-wide physical activity.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: KIN 355 or permission of instructor.
Utilization of biomechanical principles to model injury mechanisms. Introduction to tissue mechanics of bone, articular cartilage, ligament, tendon, and muscle. Biomechanics of lower extremity, upper extremity, and head/neck/trunk injuries.

(3-1) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 355
Application of the principles of mechanics to the analysis of human motion. Investigation of the effects of kinematics and kinetics on the human body with special emphasis on exercise and sport applications. Includes consideration of two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging techniques and force measurements.

(3-1) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: KIN 355 or permission from instructor
Systematic problem-solving approaches and design of computer programs for biomechanical analyses. Estimation of anthropometric parameters and mechanical properties of muscles, bones, and joints. Integration of anthropometrics, kinematics, and muscle mechanics into simulations of human movement.

(0-8) Cr. 8. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 512, KIN 570, KIN 575
Student teaching for 8 weeks in an elementary school.

(0-8) Cr. 8. F.S.

Prereq: KIN 512, KIN 570, KIN 575
Student teaching for 8 weeks in a middle or high school.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 360; open to majors only or by permission of instructor
Sociological analysis of sport with emphasis on sociological theory, sports structure, and function in modern industrialized society; the systems of sport in regard to their role structure; formal organization, and professionalization and its differentiation along social class, age, and sex.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 365 or KIN 366, 3 courses in psychology; open to majors only or by permission of instructor
Aspects of psychology which form a basis for understanding and explaining behavior in the context of exercise and sport. Emphasis on evaluating published research, particularly theory and research methodology. Student presentations.

(Cross-listed with AN S, NUTRS). (4-0) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: BIOL 335; credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 420
Overview of mammalian physiology. Cell biology, endocrinology, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, skeletal muscle and reproductive systems.

(2-3) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 505
Concepts and methods of assessing neurological, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory adjustments to exercise.

(2-3) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 505
Analysis of factors affecting work capacity and performance. Human energy metabolism concepts and measurement.

(Cross-listed with AN S, NUTRS). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: BIOL 335; credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 420
Cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and digestive physiology.

(2-3) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 358
Physiological principles of physical fitness, design and administration of fitness programs; testing, evaluation, and prescription; electrocardiogram interpretation.

(2-3) Cr. 3.

Prereq: KIN 372
Theoretical perspectives of motor control and learning will be examined as well as factors that facilitate motor learning. Motor control and learning will also be addressed by studying functional tasks such as reach and grasp, posture and locomotor, handwriting, catching and/or speech.

(2-0) Cr. 2-3.

Prereq: PSYCH 230
Addresses theories and underlying mechanisms of motor development and motor control applied to typically and atypically developing children. Developmental control of balance, locomotion, reach-to-grasp, and other functional skills will be discussed, as will the role of physical activity in a child's life.

(Dual-listed with KIN 467). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Introductory course with emphasis on exercise psychology (i.e., KIN 366 or equivalent)
Advanced analysis of theoretical health behavior models and their application to physical activity behavior. Includes practical techniques, tools and interventions (e.g., counseling skills, motivational interviewing) to enhance exercise prescription and motivation, and considerations for working with special populations.

(2-2) Cr. 3.


This course will cover the broad scope of research in physical activity and public health. Emphasis will be placed on the application of physical activity assessment techniques since accurate measures are needed to more accurately assess the health benefits from physical activity and to evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral interventions designed to promote physical activity.

(Dual-listed with KIN 471). (2-3) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 280 and 281
Current theory, practice and research on teaching focusing on management, instructional, and learning styles of students in secondary schools.

(Dual-listed with KIN 472). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: KIN 372 or PSYCH 310
Addresses the role of the central nervous system in the control of voluntary human movement, with the focus on the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia and cerebellum. Content organized around specific nervous system damage (such as stroke, apraxia, spasticity, or spinal cord damage) and functional movements (such as reaching and grasping, balance and gait). Converging evidence from human movement disorders, brain imaging, animal lesion and single cell studies provide the primary basis for the content.

(Dual-listed with KIN 475). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 280 and 281
Current theory, practices and principles applied to curriculum development for programs in physical education, K-12. Organizing for teaching in a variety of school settings.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


Cr. 1-6.

Prereq: 10 graduate credits in kinesiology and/or related areas
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-6.

Prereq: 10 graduate credits in kinesiology and/or related areas
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-6.

Prereq: 10 graduate credits in kinesiology and/or related areas
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-6.

Prereq: 10 graduate credits in kinesiology and/or related areas
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 credits. F.S.SS.


Supervised experience with teaching an upper division, classroom-based course. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Dual-listed with KIN 395). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Admission to Educator Preparation Program, KIN 280/281
Etiology, characteristics, needs and movement experiences for individuals with disabling conditions. Designed to provide appropriate methods of physical education instruction for students including those with disabilities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and students who are talented and gifted. Assessments and strategies to differentiate instruction and to adapt activities for all exceptional learners will be addressed. Laboratory experience required. KIN 595 may not be taken by students who previously earned credit in KIN 395.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


Courses for graduate students:

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: KIN 501, STAT 401 and STAT 402. Doctoral students only
Culminating seminar designed to synthesize statistical and design courses with practical research issues using data from physical activity.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.