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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 major/option 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.

B.S. degree in Kinesiology & Health

The Kinesiology & Health major includes five specialization options.  Options comprise a focused area of study within Kinesiology and Health. Coursework within each specialization option builds upon personal and scholarly learning by enabling students to master content and skills specific to career applications. Options available are:

  1. Community and Public Health
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Physical Activity and Health Promotion
  4. Physical Education Teacher Education
  5. Pre-Health Professions

Academic options within the Kinesiology & Health major

Students in the Community and Public Health option are prepared for professional employment at local, state or national health agencies, medical centers, and other public or private organizations that seek to promote health in the population.

Students in the Exercise Science option are prepared for professional roles as health and fitness leaders or program managers. Employment opportunities include work in corporate fitness programs, health clubs, or hospitals. Graduates are able to plan, implement and supervise exercise programs which will improve fitness and health. Graduates also have a basic understanding of management issues related to business applications in the health and fitness field.

Students in the Physical Activity and Health Promotion option are prepared for careers focused on health and physical activity.  This option provides more emphasis on behavioral and psychological aspects of physical activity.  Students are prepared for careers in community based settings, including work sites, schools, hospitals, and other community agencies.

Students in the Physical Education/Teacher Education option are prepared to teach physical education in grades K-12 and to meet the State of Iowa learning outcomes for teachers. Graduates can plan developmentally appropriate physical education, and individualize instruction and assessment for diverse audiences.

Students in the Pre-Health Professions option utilize an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. In so doing, they become prepared for graduate study in Kinesiology or advanced study leading to careers in medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant or other healthcare professions.

Learning outcomes for the undergraduate degree

Despite the diversity of options, the learning outcomes comprise a common framework for each student as they progress through Iowa State University.

The learning outcomes emphasized in academic coursework in the Department of Kinesiology are:

Communication

Uses clear and effective written, oral, visual, and electronic (WOVE) communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in physical activity and health related settings.

Lifelong learning, assessment, and self-reflection

Analyzes and evaluates one's own knowledge, abilities and actions relative to professional standards, seeks opportunities to grow professionally, and utilizes self-assessment and assessment of others to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being.

Content knowledge, discovery, and critical thinking

Understands fundamental concepts of physical activity and health, conducts scientific inquiry, and applies critical thinking to solve problems from personal, scholarly, and professional perspectives.

Ethics, diversity, and social justice

Demonstrates leadership and social responsibility to improve quality of life for others and ensures equitable access for diverse groups by creating appropriate environments to initiate and maintain a physically active, healthy lifestyle.

Other Program Offerings:

B.S./M.S. degree in Diet and Exercise

A combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (B.S./M.S.) degree in Diet and Exercise is available. The program is jointly administered by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FS HN), and the Department of Kinesiology. Students interested in this program must enroll as freshmen in the Pre-Diet and Exercise program. In the fall of the junior year, students will apply for admission to the B.S./M.S. program. Students not accepted into the program will continue toward completion of a B.S. degree in Dietetics or Kinesiology & Health. Coursework has been designed to facilitate a 4-year graduation date for those students not accepted into the program and electing to complete a single undergraduate degree. Students accepted into the program will progress toward completion of B.S./M.S. degrees in Diet and Exercise.  More information can be found at:  http://www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/undergraduate-programs/diet-exercise/

Endorsement to coach interscholastic athletics

The State Department of Education has provided for the endorsement of licensed teachers for the coaching of athletic teams in schools. The endorsement does not lead to licensure to teach physical education. For requirements of the program, leading to the coaching endorsement, see School of Education, Teacher Education.  More information can be found at:  http://www.kin.hs.iastate.edu/

Endorsement to teach health education

Those interested in teaching health education in the public schools may get a primary licensure or an additional endorsement.  The State Department of Education has approved the Health Teaching Licensure for grades 5-12.

Basic Activity Instruction Program

The department offers a wide selection of beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in the areas of aquatics, dance, fitness, martial arts, and sports. These courses are designed to serve general education purposes for all students.

Dance

Coursework in dance provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding and appreciation of dance as part of a liberal education. Those interested in teaching dance and physical education in the public schools may major in Kinesiology and Health (Physical Education Teacher Education) and minor in Dance.

An interdisciplinary Performing Arts major with a Dance emphasis is available through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For further information see Index, Performing Arts Program, Dance.

Curriculum in Athletic Training

The athletic training 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).  See program details for course requirements.  Admission procedures and technical standards can be found at http://www.kin.hs.iastate.edu/programs/athletic-training/#program-information-and-requirements.

Curriculum in Kinesiology and Health

The curriculum in Kinesiology and Health is designed for students preparing to enter professional areas related to the medical, health, physical activity, exercise or sport science fields.  Students majoring in Kinesiology & Health may select one of five options:

  1. Community and Public Health
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Physical Activity and Health Promotion
  4. Physical Education Teacher Education
  5. Pre-Health Professions

Minors in dance, exercise science, health promotion, and kinesiology, are available; see requirements under Kinesiology, Undergraduate Programs.

A major in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis is available; see requirements under Curriculum in Performing Arts Program, Dance.

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 option-specific requirements are:
Community and Public Health
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
CHEM 163College Chemistry4
CHEM 163LLaboratory in College Chemistry1
FS HN 167Introduction to Human Nutrition3
MICRO 201Introduction to Microbiology2
MICRO 201LIntroductory Microbiology Laboratory1
Exercise Science
FS HN 167Introduction to Human Nutrition3
PHYS 115Physics for the Life Sciences4
Physical Activity and Health Promotion
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
CHEM 163College Chemistry4
CHEM 163LLaboratory in College Chemistry1
FS HN 167Introduction to Human Nutrition3
MICRO 201Introduction to Microbiology2
MICRO 201LIntroductory Microbiology Laboratory1
Physical Education Teacher Education
PHYS 115Physics for the Life Sciences4
Pre-Health Professions
PHYS 111General Physics4-5
or PHYS 115 Physics for the Life Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics: 

Community and Public Health
From the following:3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Exercise Science
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
Physical Activity and Health Promotion
One of the following:3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Physical Education Teacher Education
One of the following:3-4
Introduction to Probability
College Algebra
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Pre-Health Professions
One of 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

Option-specific requirements are:
Community and Public Health
PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 230Developmental Psychology3
SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3
Exercise Science
PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYCH 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3
Physical Activity and Health Promotion
PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYCH 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3
Physical Education Teacher Education
PSYCH 230Developmental Psychology3
SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3
Pre-Health Professions
PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYCH 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 134Introduction to Sociology3

Humanities: 6 cr. min required

Choose from department approved list.

Communications: 13 cr. min required

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.

Total cr. required to graduate: A minimum of 124 credits is required, with a minimum of 46 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Courses for Kinesiology and Health Major

Option 1.  Community and Public Health

This option prepares students for a diverse array of careers in public and private health agencies as well as local, state and federal government programs.  Students are qualified for careers in a variety of health and human service agencies, community organizations, and hospitals.  This option also provides the ideal background training for credentials as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Option Requirements:
P R 220Principles of Public Relations3
or P R 305 Publicity Methods
H S 105First Aid and Emergency Care2
H S 215Drug Education3
H S 310Community and Public Health (*)3
H S 385Strategies for Professional School and Field Experience Opportunities.5
H S 430Community Health Program Development3
H S 464Physical Activity Epidemiology3
or VDPAM 428 Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health
H S 485Directed Field Experience in Health Promotion8-16
HD FS 270Family Communications and Relationships3
HD FS 449Program Evaluation and Proposal Writing3
or ENGL 309 Proposal and Report Writing
PSYCH 485Health Psychology3
One of the following
HD FS 377Aging and the Family3
or HD FS 395 Children, Families, and Public Policy
Electives: 6-14 credits
*

A grade of C- or better is required.

Option 2.  Exercise Science

This option prepares students for careers in exercise/fitness promotion. Students are prepared as health/fitness specialists, personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and health coaches. Students find work in fitness centers, worksite health programs, medical facilities, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and other agencies that provide fitness services. Students are eligible to sit for certification exams offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Option Requirements:
KIN 259Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs2
KIN 266Advanced Strength Training and Conditioning2
KIN 345Management of Health-Fitness Programs and Facilities3
KIN 355Biomechanics (*)3
KIN 360Sociology of Sport and Exercise (*)3
KIN 366Exercise Psychology (*)3
KIN 372Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan (*)3
KIN 385Strategies for Professional School and Field Experience Opportunities0.5
KIN 458Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (*)4
KIN 459Internship in Exercise Leadership1
KIN 462Medical Aspects of Exercise3
KIN 485AInternship in Exercise Science: Health/Fitness Management.8-16
H S 380Worksite Health Promotion3
A TR 220Basic Athletic Training2
or H S 305 Instructor's First Aid and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation
Electives: 12-21 credits
*

A grade of C- or better is required.

Option 3.  Physical Activity and Health Promotion

This option prepares students for a variety of career outlets focused on health and physical activity promotion.  The coursework provides the ideal background for students interested in worksite wellness programming.  Students are also well suited to pursue career opportunities in health coaching and health promotion in schools, community agencies, as well as clinical settings.  This option provides ideal background training for students interested in pursuing the Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist Certification offered by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Option Requirements:
FS HN 364Nutrition and Prevention of Chronic Disease3
FS HN 365Obesity and Weight Management3
or FS HN 366 Communicating Nutrition Messages
H S 310Community and Public Health (*)3
H S 380Worksite Health Promotion3
H S 385Strategies for Professional School and Field Experience Opportunities0.5
H S 430Community Health Program Development3
H S 464Physical Activity Epidemiology3
H S 485Directed Field Experience in Health Promotion8-16
KIN 259Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs2
KIN 366Exercise Psychology (*)3
KIN 458Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (*)4
KIN 467Exercise and Health: Behavior Change3
Electives: 9-18 credits
*

 A grade of C- or better is required.

Option 4.  Physical Education Teacher Education

This option is for students seeking a license to teach K-12 physical education. All courses required for licensure have a minimum grade requirement of a C or C-.  Students interested in a coaching and/or a health endorsement must complete additional coursework.

Option Requirements:
KIN 231Fundamentals of Tumbling and Gymnastics (*)1
KIN 232Fundamentals of Team Sports (*)1
KIN 236Fundamentals of Individual Sports and Fitness (*)1
KIN 259Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs2
KIN 280Directed Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education1
KIN 281Directed Field Experience in Secondary Physical Education1
KIN 282Field Experience with Educational Outreach1
KIN 312Movement Education in Elementary School Physical Education (**)3
KIN 313Teaching Secondary Physical Education (**)3
KIN 355Biomechanics (*)3
KIN 360Sociology of Sport and Exercise (*)3
KIN 365Sport Psychology (*)3
KIN 372Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan (*)3
KIN 395Adapted Physical Education (**)3
KIN 417Supervised Teaching in Physical Education in the Secondary School (**)8
KIN 418Supervised Teaching in Physical Education in the Elementary School (**)8
KIN 471Measurement in Physical Education (**)3
KIN 475Physical Education Curriculum Design and Program Organization (**)3
DANCE 211Fundamentals and Methods of Social and World Dance (*)1
H S 105First Aid and Emergency Care (*)2
H S 305Instructor's First Aid and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (*)2
C I 202Learning Technologies in the 7-12 Classroom (**)3
C I 204Social Foundations of Education in the United States (**)3
C I 406Social Justice Education and Teaching: Secondary (**)3
Electives: 5 credits
*

 A grade of C- or better is required.

**

 A grade of C or better is required.

Option 5.  Pre-Health Professions

This option is for students interested in graduate study or for those who are preparing for professional programs in medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, and other healthcare professions. Course work provides background in human movement while completing the requirements for entry into graduate or professional school.

Option Requirements:
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
KIN 242XPlanning for Success in a Health Career.5
KIN 355Biomechanics (*)3
KIN 360Sociology of Sport and Exercise (*)3
KIN 365Sport Psychology (*)3
or KIN 366Exercise Psychology (*)
KIN 372Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan (*)3
9 cr. from the following9
H S 464Physical Activity Epidemiology3
KIN 455Research Topics in Biomechanics3
KIN 458Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription4
KIN 462Medical Aspects of Exercise3
KIN 467Exercise and Health: Behavior Change3
KIN 472Neural Basis of Human Movement3
KIN 473Physical Dimensions of Aging3
KIN 480Functional Anatomy3
Specialization Requirements: Other prerequisites as required by professional schools.
Electives: 6-14 credits
*

 A grade of C- or better is required.

Minors

 Dance

The minor requires a minimum of 19 credits and may be earned by completing the following:

DANCE 220Modern Dance Composition2
DANCE 222/223Modern Dance II1
DANCE 270Dance Appreciation3
DANCE 320Sound and Movement3
DANCE 360History and Philosophy of Dance3
DANCE 384Teaching Children's Dance2
DANCE 385Methods of Teaching Dance2
or DANCE 386 Teaching Dance Technique and Composition
3 additional credits selected from dance courses numbered 200 or above.*

 *Participation in Orchesis I or II is recommended.

Exercise Science

The minor requires a minimum of 17 credits and may be earned by completing the following:

KIN 258Physical Fitness and Conditioning2
KIN 358Physiology of Exercise3
KIN 366Exercise Psychology3
KIN 458Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription4
5 cr. from the following
Basic Athletic Training
Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs
Advanced Strength Training and Conditioning
Management of Health-Fitness Programs and Facilities
Sociology of Sport and Exercise
Medical Aspects of Exercise
Exercise and Health: Behavior Change

Health promotion

The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits and may be earned by completing the following:

H S 110Personal and Consumer Health3
H S 350Human Diseases3
H S 380Worksite Health Promotion3
3-6-cr. from the following
Drug Education
Instructor's First Aid and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation
Community and Public Health
3-6 cr. from the following
Community Health Program Development
Exercise and Health: Behavior Change

Kinesiology

The minor requires a minimum of 15 credits and may be earned by completing the following:  (For non-majors only)

KIN 355Biomechanics3
KIN 358Physiology of Exercise3
KIN 360Sociology of Sport and Exercise3
KIN 372Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan3
KIN 365Sport Psychology3
or KIN 366 Exercise Psychology

Gerontology

The department participates in the interdepartmental minor in gerontology (see Index).

FOUR YEAR PLANS

Students must complete a 3-credit course in US diversity and a 3-credit course in international perspectives.  Check the ISU homepage for a 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.  Four year plans are arranged with courses in prerequisite sequence and within the term a course is usually offered.  These are SAMPLE plans - use the degree audit as "official" documentation of progress toward your degree.

Athletic Training, B.S.

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 PSYCH 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

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Community/Public Health

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113CHEM 1634
BIOL 211L1CHEM 163L1
ENGL 1503FS HN 1673
H S 1103H S 1052
KIN 2521KIN 2582
KIN 2531PSYCH 2303
LIB 1601Elective1
PSYCH 1013 
 16 16
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2553BIOL 2563
BIOL 255L1BIOL 256L1
ENGL 2503H S 2153
HD FS 2703SP CM 2123
SOC 1343Electives3
STAT 101 or 1043-4Humanities Choice3
 16-17 16
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
H S 3103H S 3850.5
H S 3503H S 464 or VDPAM 4283
HD FS 377 or 3953HD FS 449 or ENGL 3093
KIN 3583MICRO 2012
PSYCH 4853MICRO 201L1
Elective1Electives3
 Humanities Choice3
 16 15.5
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123H S 4858-16
H S 4303 
P R 220 or 3053 
Electives (300+ level courses)6 
 15 8-16

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Exercise Science

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 1503FS HN 1673
H S 1103KIN 2582
KIN 2521SOC 1343
KIN 2531MATH 140, 143, 145, 165 or 1813-4
LIB 1601SP CM 2123
PSYCH 101 or 2303Electives2
Humanities Choice3 
 15 16-17
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2553A TR 220 or H S 3052
BIOL 255L1BIOL 2563
ENGL 2503BIOL 256L1
KIN 2592KIN 2662
Electives5STAT 101 or 1043-4
Social Science Choice3Electives5
 17 16-17
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
H S 3503KIN 3553
KIN 3453KIN 3603
KIN 3583KIN 3723
KIN 3663KIN 3850.5
PHYS 1154Electives5
 Humanities Choice3
 16 17.5
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123KIN 485A8-16
H S 3803 
KIN 4584 
KIN 4591 
KIN 4623 
Electives3 
 17 8-16

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113CHEM 1634
BIOL 211L1CHEM 163L1
ENGL 1503FS HN 1673
H S 1103KIN 2582
KIN 2521SOC 1343
KIN 2531Humanities Choice3
LIB 1601 
PSYCH 101 or 2303 
 16 16
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2553BIOL 2563
BIOL 255L1BIOL 256L1
ENGL 2503SP CM 2123
KIN 2592STAT 101 or 1043-4
MICRO 2012Electives3
MICRO 201L1Social Science Choice3
Electives3 
 15 16-17
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FS HN 3643FS HN 365 or 3663
H S 3103H S 3803
H S 3503H S 3850.5
KIN 3583H S 4643
KIN 3663Electives6
Elective1 
 16 15.5
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123H S 4858-16
H S 4303 
KIN 4584 
KIN 4673 
Humanities Choice3 
 16 8-16

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Physical Education Teacher Education

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
C I 2043DANCE 2111
ENGL 1503KIN 2361
H S 1103KIN 2582
KIN 2521KIN 2801
KIN 2531MATH 104, 140, STAT 101, or STAT 1043-4
LIB 1601SOC 1343
PSYCH 2303Humanities Choices3
 15 14-15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2553BIOL 2563
BIOL 255L1BIOL 256L1
ENGL 2503C I 2023
H S 1052H S 3052
KIN 2311KIN 2821
KIN 2321SP CM 2123
KIN 2592Humanities Choice3
KIN 2811 
Social Science Choice3 
 17 16
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
KIN 3123H S 3503
KIN 3653KIN 3133
KIN 3723KIN 3603
KIN 3953KIN 3583
PHYS 1154KIN 4713
 16 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
C I 4063KIN 4178
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123KIN 4188
KIN 3553 
KIN 4753 
Electives2 
 14 16

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Pre-Health Professions - Chiropractic

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113BIOL 2123
BIOL 211L1BIOL 212L1
CHEM 1774CHEM 1783
CHEM 177L1CHEM 178L1
ENGL 1503H S 1103
KIN 2521MATH 140, 143, 145, 165 or 1813-4
KIN 2531 
LIB 1601 
 15 14-15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 255 & 255L4BIOL 256 & 256L4
CHEM 3313CHEM 332 & 332L or BBMB 3013-4
CHEM 331L1KIN 242X.5
ENGL 2503SOC 1343
KIN 2582SP CM 2123
PSYCH 101 or 2303Humanities Choice3
 16 16.5-17.5
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
KIN 365 or 3663H S 3503
KIN 3723KIN 3553
PHYS 1115KIN 3603
STAT 101, 1043-4PHIL 3313
Social Science Choice3Electives3
 17-18 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123KIN 400-level Courses*9
FS HN 3671Electives6
KIN 3583 
Electives (300+ level courses)6 
Humanities Choice3 
 16 15
*

KIN 400+ Course Choices (9 cr): KIN 455, 458, 462, 467, 472, 473, 480, H S 464.

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Pre-Health Professions - Dentistry

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113BIOL 2123
BIOL 211L1BIOL 212L1
CHEM 1774CHEM 1783
CHEM 177L1CHEM 178L1
ENGL 1503H S 1103
KIN 2521MATH 143, 145, 165 or 1813-4
KIN 2531 
LIB 1601 
 15 14-15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 255 & 255L4BIOL 256 & 256L4
CHEM 3313CHEM 3323
CHEM 331L1CHEM 332L1
ENGL 2503KIN 242X.5
KIN 2582SOC 1343
PSYCH 101 or 2303STAT 101 or 1043-4
 16 14.5-15.5
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBMB 404 or 4203H S 3503
KIN 365 or 3663KIN 3553
KIN 3723PHYS 1125
PHYS 1115Electives3
SP CM 2123Humanities Choice3
 17 17
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 31233-5 credits:3-5
KIN 3583 
KIN 3603 
Humanities Choice3 
Social Science Choice3 
  
  
  
  
 or 
  
 Electives (300+ level courses)3
 KIN 400-level Courses*9
 15 15-17
*

KIN 400+ Course Choices (9 cr): KIN 455, 458, 462, 467, 472, 473, 480, H S 464.

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Pre-Health Professions - Human Medicine (Pharmacy)

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113BIOL 2123
BIOL 211L1BIOL 212L1
CHEM 1774CHEM 1783
CHEM 177L1CHEM 178L1
ENGL 1503H S 1103
KIN 2521MATH 165 or 1814
KIN 2531 
LIB 1601 
 15 15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 255 & 255L4BIOL 256 & 256L4
CHEM 3313CHEM 3323
CHEM 331L1CHEM 332L1
ENGL 2503KIN 242X.5
KIN 2582SOC 1343
PSYCH 101 or 2303STAT 101 or 1043-4
 16 14.5-15.5
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBMB 404 or 4203H S 3503
KIN 365 or 3663KIN 3553
KIN 3723PHYS 1125
PHYS 1115Electives3
SP CM 2123Humanities Choice3
 17 17
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123BIOL 306, 313 & 313L, 314, 328, 335, 350, 351, or BBMB 4053-5
KIN 3583KIN 400-level Courses*9
KIN 3603Electives (300+ level courses)3
Humanities Choice3 
Social Sciences Choice3 
 15 15-17
*

KIN 400+ Course Choices (9 cr): KIN 455, 458, 462, 467, 472, 473, 480, H S 464.

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Pre-Health Professions - Occupational Therapy

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113BIOL 2123
BIOL 211L1BIOL 212L1
ENGL 1503KIN 2582
H S 1103MATH 140, 143, 145, 165 or 1813-4
KIN 2521SOC 1343
KIN 2531Humanties Choice3
LIB 1601 
PSYCH 1013 
 16 15-16
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 255 & 255L4BIOL 256 & 256L4
CHEM 163 & 163L or CHEM 177 & 177L5KIN 242X.5
ENGL 2503PHYS 111 or 1154-5
PSYCH 2303Humanities Choice3
Elective1Social Science Choice3
 16 14.5-15.5
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
KIN 365 or 3663H S 3503
KIN 3723KIN 3553
SP CM 2123KIN 3603
STAT 101 or 1043-4PHIL 3313
Electives3Electives3
 15-16 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123KIN 400-level Courses*9
FS HN 3671PSYCH, SOC, or Humanities Choice3
KIN 3583Elective1
PSYCH 4603Electives (300+ level courses)3
Electives (300+ level courses)6 
 16 16
*

KIN 400+ Course Choices (9 cr): KIN 455, 458, 462, 467, 472, 473, 480, H S 464.

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Pre-Health Professions - Optometry

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113BIOL 2123
BIOL 211L1BIOL 212L1
CHEM 1774CHEM 1783
CHEM 177L1CHEM 178L1
ENGL 1503H S 1103
KIN 2521MATH 165 or 1814
KIN 2531 
LIB 1601 
 15 15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 255 & 255L4BIOL 256 & 256L4
CHEM 3313CHEM 3323
CHEM 331L1CHEM 332L1
ENGL 2503KIN 242X.5
KIN 2582SOC 1343
PSYCH 101 or 2303STAT 101 or 1043-4
 16 14.5-15.5
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBMB 404 or 4203H S 3503
KIN 365 or 3663KIN 3553
KIN 3723PHYS 1125
PHYS 1115Electives (300+ level courses)3
SP CM 2123Humanities Choice3
 17 17
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123KIN 400-level Courses*9
KIN 3583MICRO 201/L or 302/L-Microbiology3-4
KIN 3603Electives (300+ level courses)3
Humanities Choice3 
Social Science Choice3 
 15 15-16
*

KIN 400+ Course Choices (9 cr): KIN 455, 458, 462, 467, 472, 473, 480, H S 464.

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Pre-Health Professions - Physical Therapy

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113BIOL 2123
BIOL 211L1BIOL 212L1
ENGL 1503KIN 2582
H S 1103MATH 143, 145, 165 or 1813-4
KIN 2521PSYCH 101 or 2303
KIN 2531Humanties Choice3
LIB 1601 
SOC 1343 
 16 15-16
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 255 & 255L4BIOL 256 & 256L4
CHEM 1774CHEM 1783
CHEM 177L1CHEM 178L1
ENGL 2503FS HN 3671
Humanities Choice3KIN 242X.5
 Electives3
 Social Science Choice3
 15 15.5
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
KIN 365 or 3663H S 3503
KIN 3723KIN 3553
PHYS 1115PHYS 1125
SP CM 2123PSYCH 4603
STAT 101 or 1043-4Electives3
 17-18 17
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123KIN 400-level Courses*9
KIN 3583Electives (300+ level courses)6
KIN 3603 
Electives (300+ level courses)6 
 15 15
*

KIN 400+ Course Choices (9 cr): KIN 455, 458, 462, 467, 472, 473, 480, H S 464.

Kinesiology and Health, B.S. - Pre-Health Professions - Physician Assistant

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 2113BIOL 2123
BIOL 211L1BIOL 212L1
CHEM 1774CHEM 1783
CHEM 177L1CHEM 178L1
ENGL 1503H S 1103
KIN 2521MATH 140, 143, 145, 165, 1813-4
KIN 2531PSYCH 1013
LIB 1601 
 15 17-18
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIOL 255 & 255L4BIOL 256 & 256L or 3354
CHEM 231/L or 331/L4KIN 242X.5
ENGL 2503SOC 1343
KIN 2582SP CM 2123
PSYCH 2303STAT 101 or 1043-4
 Humanities Choice3
 16 16.5-17.5
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBMB 316 or 4043BIOL 313 & 313L4
KIN 365 or 3663H S 3503
KIN 3723KIN 242X.5
PSYCH 4603KIN 3603
Electives4PHYS 111 or 1154-5
 16 14.5-15.5
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 302, 314 or SP CM 3123KIN 400-level Course*9
KIN 3553Electives (300+ level courses)6
KIN 3583 
MICRO 201/L or 302/L3-4 
Humanities Choice3 
 15-16 15
*

KIN 400+ Course Choices (9 cr): KIN 455, 458, 462, 467, 472, 473, 480, H S 464.

Graduate Study

The Department of Kinesiology graduate seeks to integrate discovery and learning by preparing graduate students to understand and create basic and applied knowledge in the study of physical activity, exercise and sport.  The normal prerequisite to major graduate work is the satisfactory completion of a curriculum essentially equivalent to that required of undergraduate students in kinesiology at this university. However, it is possible for students to qualify for graduate study if undergraduate preparation has been in a related area.

Students in the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are required to complete original research and write a thesis or dissertation. There is a non-thesis degree option for M.S. students requiring more coursework and an internship experience or other creative component. Specific information about the requirements for these degree options is available from the department office or from the department web site (http://www.kin.hs.iastate.edu/graduate).

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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.