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This major prepares students for a career as an athletic trainer in high school, college or professional settings or for work in other settings (such as sports medicine clinics, the military, industry, and fitness centers). The program is CAATE accredited and students are prepared for the Board of Certification exam upon graduation. Admission to the athletic training program is competitive and based on available departmental resources. Admission procedures and technical standards can be found at http://www.kin.hs.iastate.edu/programs/athletic-training/#program-information-and-requirements.

Mission

We promote health and well-being by creating and disseminating knowledge about physical activity and active living. Through discovery, learning and engagement we improve the lives of citizens of Iowa, the United States and the world.

Goals

The department has identified the following goals to support this mission:

  1. We seek to improve the lives of citizens of Iowa, the United States, and the world by the creation and dissemination of knowledge about physical activity and its relationship to health and well-being.
  2. We prepare scholars and professionals in the study of physical activity at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  3. We educate the public and the University community in the scientific aspects of physical activity especially exercise, sport, and the role of movement throughout the lifespan.

Undergraduate Study

The Department of Kinesiology offers two Bachelor of Science degrees:  Athletic Training and Kinesiology & Health.  The undergraduate curriculum major/option is comprised of three components:  general education, required departmental courses and the component courses.  The intent of the general education component is to promote intellectual and personal growth and to prepare students for success in the basic, advanced and major/option components.  Required courses provide an introduction to the field and fundamental principles of physical activity, fitness, health and disease.

B.S. degree in Athletic Training

Certified Athletic Trainers are allied medical health professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and physically active individuals who are engaged in physical and athletic activities.  To gain certification, candidates must graduate from a CAATE accredited athletic training education program and successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.  Many states also have licensure requirements to practice athletic training.  The Athletic Training education program at Iowa State University, accredited since 2001, includes various athletic training clinical rotations including high school, physical therapy clinics, surgical observation experiences, and emergency room observation.  The Athletic Training Program utilizes a competitive admission process for undergraduate students.

Curriculum in Athletic Training

This major prepares students for a career as an athletic trainer in high school, college or professional settings or for work in other settings (such as sports medicine clinics, the military, industry, and fitness centers). The program is CAATE accredited and students are prepared for the Board of Certification exam upon graduation. Admission to the athletic training program is competitive and based on available departmental resources. Admission procedures and technical standards can be found http://www.istatesportsmed.com/

Communication Proficiency

In order to meet graduation requirements, all students must earn an average of C (2.0) or better in ENGL 150 and ENGL 250, with neither grade being lower than a C-. Students not meeting this condition must earn a C or better in an advanced writing course:

ENGL 302Business Communication3
or ENGL 314 Technical Communication
LIB 160Information Literacy1
SP CM 212Fundamentals of Public Speaking3

U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives

In order to meet graduation requirements, all students must complete 3 cr. of course work in U.S. Diversity and 3 cr. in International Perspectives. See university approved list.

General Education

Physical and Life Sciences:

BIOL 255Fundamentals of Human Anatomy3
BIOL 255LFundamentals of Human Anatomy Laboratory1
BIOL 256Fundamentals of Human Physiology3
BIOL 256LFundamentals of Human Physiology Laboratory1

Additional major-specific requirements are:

CHEM 163College Chemistry4
CHEM 163LLaboratory in College Chemistry1
FS HN 167Introduction to Human Nutrition3
PHYS 111General Physics4-5
or PHYS 115 Physics for the Life Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics:

From the following:3-4
College Algebra
Preparation for Calculus
Applied Trigonometry
Calculus I
Calculus and Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences I
From the following:3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics

Social Sciences: 9 cr. min required

PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYCH 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3

Humanities: 6 cr. min required

Choose from department approved list.

Communications:

ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
SP CM 212Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
One of the following3
Business Communication
Technical Communication
Business and Professional Speaking

Program requirements:

The following courses are required in all majors and options:

H S 110Personal and Consumer Health3
H S 350Human Diseases (*)3
KIN 252Disciplines and Professions in Kinesiology and Health1
KIN 253Orientation and Learning Community in Kinesiology and Health1
KIN 258Physical Fitness and Conditioning2
KIN 358Physiology of Exercise (*)3
*

A grade of C- or better is required.

Courses for Athletic Training Major

Option Requirements:
A TR 219Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training1
A TR 221Pre-Athletic Training Clinical Practicum1
A TR 222Basic Athletic Training for Athletic Trainers3
A TR 223Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training1
A TR 224Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I3
A TR 225Athletic Injuries I Clinical Practicum1
A TR 226Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II3
A TR 227Athletic Injuries II Clinical Practicum1
A TR 240Introduction to Taping, Equipment, and Bracing Techniques1
A TR 323Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers3
A TR 324Therapeutic Modalities Clinical Practicum1
A TR 326Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries3
A TR 327Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries Clinical Practicum1
A TR 425Organization and Administration of Athletic Training3
A TR 450Medical Concerns for the Athletic Trainer3
A TR 488Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training2
A TR 489Review of Athletic Training Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies1
H S 215Drug Education3
H S 305Instructor's First Aid and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation2
KIN 266Advanced Strength Training and Conditioning2
KIN 355Biomechanics (*)3
KIN 360Sociology of Sport and Exercise (*)3
KIN 365Sport Psychology (*)3
KIN 445Legal Aspects of Sport3
KIN 480Functional Anatomy3
Electives3
Total Credits57
*

A grade of C- or better is required.

Athletic Training

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2553A TR 2211
BIOL 255L1A TR 2223
ENGL 1503BIOL 2563
H S 1103BIOL 256L1
KIN 2521FS HN 1673
KIN 2531SOC 1343
LIB 1601STAT 101 or 1043-4
PSYCH 101 or 2303 
 16 17-18
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
A TR 2191A TR 2243
A TR 2231A TR 2251
A TR 2263A TR 2401
A TR 2271H S 2153
ENGL 2503KIN 2662
KIN 2582PHYS 111 or 1154-5
MATH 140, 143, 145, 165 or 1813-4Humanities Choice3
 14-15 17-18
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
A TR 3233A TR 3263
A TR 3241A TR 3271
CHEM 1634H S 3503
CHEM 163L1KIN 3583
KIN 3553KIN 3653
Social Science Choice3SP CM 2123
 15 16
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
A TR 4253A TR 4882
A TR 4503A TR 4891
KIN 3603ENGL 302, 314, or SP CM 3123
Electives3H S 3052
Humanities Choice3KIN 4453
 KIN 4803
 15 14

Students must complete a 3-credit course in US Diversity and a 3-credit course in International Perspectives. Check ISU homepage for list of approved courses. You must complete a minimum of 46 credits in 300/400 level courses and a total of 124 credits for graduation. Foru year plans are arranged with courses in prerequisite sequence and within the term a course is usually offered. This is a SAMPLE plan - use the degree audit as "official" documentation of progress towards your degree.

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Athletic Training Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(0-2) Cr. 0.5. F.


Pre-athletic training clinical experience designed to orientate students to the athletic training profession prior to enrolling in athletic training course sequence. Students will observe athletic trainers in various athletic training clinical sites. Open to pre-athletic training students only. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.


Athletic training clinical experiences designed to review human anatomical structures including origin, insertion, action, innervations of muscles. Students will gain experience with palpation of these structures to help identify location of anatomical landmarks. Students will also gain experience identifying bones, ligaments, and tendons. Open to athletic training students only.

(1-2) Cr. 2.

Prereq: BIOL 155 or BIOL 255 and BIOL 256
Introduction to methods of prevention and immediate care of athletic injuries. Basic information concerning health supervision of athletes, and some basic wrapping and strapping techniques for common injuries. Non A TR majors only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in A TR 222
Athletic training clinical observation experiences to accompany A TR 222. Utilize knowledge to evaluate, analyze and demonstrate appropriate taping, wrapping and basic skill techniques. Open to students interested in the athletic training option. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: BIOL 255, BIOL 255L
Provides pre-athletic training students with the knowledge of the profession of a certified athletic trainer, factors associated with injury prevention, treatment, emergency care of athletic injuries, protective equipment, basic organization, administrative, and legal concepts in the athletic training setting. To be taken concurrently with A TR 221.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Permission of Athletic Training Program Director
Athletic training clinical experiences for athletic training students during pre-season intercollegiate football. Clinical experiences include: Professional Rescuer CPR, AED certification, emergency splinting and spineboarding, medical record keeping and HIPPA regulations, environmental conditions, prevention of injury screening strategies, athletic training room and education program policies and procedures, review of athletic taping techniques, acute injury management, mouthpiece formation, and anatomy review. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Sport injury assessment procedures and evaluation techniques for lower body injuries. Includes an overview of mechanisms of injury, general musculoskeletal disorders, and spine or neurological dysfunction. Designed for students in the athletic training major.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Athletic training clinical experience to accompany A TR 224. Open to students in the athletic training major. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-3) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Sport injury assessment procedures and evaluation techniques for lower body injuries. Includes an overview of common illnesses of athletes and sport specific injuries. Designed for students in the athletic training major.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Athletic training clinical experience to accompany A TR 226. Open to students in the athletic training major. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Basic information and laboratory instruction regarding basic taping techniques, athletic equipment fitting procedures, and the use and proper fitting of prophylactic braces. Open to students in the athletic training major. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Theory and technique of therapeutic modalities used in the management of injuries.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Athletic training clinical experience to accompany A TR 323. Open to students in athletic training major. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Theory and practical application of rehabilitation principles used in the management of athletic injuries.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Athletic training clinical experience to accompany A TR 326. Open to students in the athletic training major. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director, senior classification
Current administrative, professional, and legal issues pertaining to athletic training. Job search techniques and strategies including preparation of materials for athletic training students.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Current medical issues and concerns, including pathology of illness and injury, dermatological conditions, exposure to allied health care professionals, and pharmacological indications in relation to the profession of athletic training and in patient/athlete care.

Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director
Clinical experiences in application of athletic training techniques under supervision of certified athletic trainers. Participation in monthly research journal discussion. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Senior classification, permission of athletic training program director
Preparation for professional endorsement and certification by review of required competencies and clinical proficiencies. Required for endorsement or approval to sit for Board of Certification Exam. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Dance Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduates:

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


Introduction and practice of basic dance concepts, including preparatory techniques and guided creativity problems. No previous modern dance experience required. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

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


Introduction to the basic skills, vocabulary, and tradition of ballet with concentration on control and proper alignment. No previous ballet experience required. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

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


Introduction to the modern jazz style with concentration on isolation and syncopation. No previous jazz experience required. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.


Instruction and practice in basic tap technique and terminology. No previous tap experience required. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

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


Instruction and practice in foxtrot, waltz, swing, cha cha, rhumba, tango, and selected contemporary dances. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 0.5-2. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Advance registration required. Continued instruction and practice in either modern dance, recreational dance, ballet, jazz and/or compositional skills. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-3) Cr. 1. S.


Skill enhancement, teaching, progressions with emphasis on world and social dance. Designed for kinesiology and health majors, open to others.

(1-3) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: DANCE 120 or previous modern dance experience
Theory and practice of the creative skills involved in solo and small group composition.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: DANCE 120 or previous modern dance experience
Dance techniques emphasizing strength, balance, endurance, rhythmic activity and extended combinations.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: DANCE 222
Continued experience in dance techniques and extended combinations. Emphasis on maturation of skill and artistry. Exposure to a variety of modern dance technical styles.

(Cross-listed with THTRE). (0-3) Cr. 0.5-2. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: By audition only
Choreography, rehearsal, and performance in campus dance concerts and/or musical theatre productions. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Previous ballet experience
Technical skills in the classical movement vocabulary. Emphasis on alignment, techniques, sequence development, and performing quality.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: DANCE 232
Concentration on technical proficiency at the intermediate level. Pointe work and partnering opportunities available.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Previous jazz dance experience
Dance concepts within the jazz idiom. Instruction in extended movement sequences and artistic interpretation.

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


Introduction to the many forms and functions of dance in world cultures. Develop abilities to distinguish and analyze various dance styles. No dance experience required.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: DANCE 220
Intermediate composition based on the relationship of movement to improvised sounds, rhythmic scores, and the musical works of composers from various periods.

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

Prereq: DANCE 270
Study of the history of dance from early to modern times with emphasis on the theories and philosophies of contemporary modern dance, dancers, and dance educators.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 2 credits in dance
Advance registration required. Designed to meet special interests and talents of students to include both group and independent study in various aspects of dance as a performing art including production, choreography, and performance.

(1-3) Cr. 2. S.


Content, experiences, and methods of a comprehensive dance program at the elementary school level. Theories and practice in guiding elementary school children in expressive movement experiences.

(1-3) Cr. 2. F.


Methods and techniques of teaching social and world dance forms. Introduction to teaching educational modern dance.

(1-3) Cr. 2.

Prereq: DANCE 320
Teaching yoga, body therapies, mindfulness and dance composition to enhance the physical and mental performance of the individual.

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

Prereq: 6 credits in dance and permission of coordinator
Independent study of problems or areas of interest in dance.

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

Prereq: 6 credits in dance and permission of coordinator
Independent study of problems or areas of interest in dance.

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

Prereq: 6 credits in dance and permission of coordinator
Independent study of problems or areas of interest in dance for those admitted to the honors program.

Health Studies Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduates:

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


Discussion and application of the basic techniques of utilizing bloodborne pathogen safety measures, administering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. ARC layperson certification available.

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


Physical, mental, emotional and social aspects of health as a basis for understanding and promoting health, and preventing poor health conditions. Study of personal responsibility on the long-term benefits of maintaining a high level of wellness and health. Identification and mitigation of negative lifestyle habits.

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

Prereq: PSYCH 101 or PSYCH 230
Discussion of use, abuse and addiction of mood modifying substances in contemporary society. Includes study of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

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

Prereq: HD FS 102 or HD FS 226
The application of instructional strategies related to health education and physical education for teachers at the elementary level. Credit for both H S 275 and 375 may not be applied toward graduation.

(Cross-listed with KIN). 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.

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

Prereq: H S 105
Discussion and practice of skills needed to teach first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. ARC certification available.

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

Prereq: H S 110
Introduction to community health problems, programs of prevention, environmental health agencies, and health services. Study of local, state, and national community health agencies, their purposes and functions.

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

Prereq: H S 110 and BIOL 255, BIOL 256
Discussion of disease process and ill-health in the twentieth century. Emphasis on epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and the understanding of the etiology of communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: H S 105, H S 110, H S 215
Principles, methods, materials, and resources involved in the teaching of health. Includes organization and development of the health education curriculum (K-12). Credit for both H S 275 and 375 may not be applied toward graduation.

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

Prereq: KIN 258, KIN 366
The design and implementation of worksite health promotion programs and the benefits these programs have for both employees and employers. Review of various health risk appraisals and planning theory-based incentive programs designed to promote positive lifestyles.

(Cross-listed with KIN). 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.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: H S 310
History and legal basis of school health programs. Procedures for developing, organizing, administering, and evaluating a modern program of health services, healthful school living, and health instruction. Includes administration, community and school relationships.

Cr. 16. F.S.

Prereq: H S 375
Students must be fully admitted to Teacher Education and must apply for approval to enroll at the beginning of the semester prior to registering.

Cr. arr. F.S.

Prereq: H S 375
Students must be fully admitted to Teacher Education and must apply for approval to enroll at the beginning of the semester prior to registering.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: H S 380
Techniques of needs assessment, program design, administration, and evaluation of community health education programs in various settings.

(Dual-listed with H S 564). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: KIN 358 or H S 350; STAT 101 or STAT 401
Understanding health benefits of physical activity on chronic disease prevention and health promotion throughout the life span, from clinical and public health perspectives. Discussion and application of real-life physical activity assessment, research, guidelines, and promotion in population levels.

Cr. 8-16.

Prereq: All required health studies courses and permission of coordinator
Advance registration required. Supervised experience in health promotion field. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

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

Prereq: 6 credits in health studies and permission of coordinator

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(Dual-listed with H S 464). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: KIN 358 or H S 350; STAT 101 or STAT 401
Understanding health benefits of physical activity on chronic disease prevention and health promotion throughout the life span, from clinical and public health perspectives. Discussion and application of real-life physical activity assessment, research, guidelines, and promotion in population levels.

Kinesiology Courses

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.