Department of Health and Kinesiology

Health & Kinesiology Courses

HKIN 1101 Swimming I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1106 Gymnastics: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1108 Fundamentals of Golf I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1109 Badminton I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1110 Basketball and Volleyball I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1111 Flag and Touch Football I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1112 Conditioning and Self Analysis: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1114 Personal Defense Activities: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1120 Aerobic Activities: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1122 Jogging and Track and Field Activities: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1123 Bowling I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1124 Racquetball: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1125 Wrestling I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1127 Cycling: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1128 Tennis I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1129 Archery I: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1130 Weight Training: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1164 Physical Fitness: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1208 Fundamentals of Human Movement: 2 semester hours.

Theory and practice in movement improvisation, exploration, and rhythmic exercising methods and fundamentals of presenting creative and rhythmic activities to elementary age children.

HKIN 1215 Low Organized Games: 2 semester hours.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HKIN 1306 First Aid, Safety and CPR: 3 semester hours.

Certification program (The American Red Cross) for emergency care procedures for illness, injury, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

HKIN 1321 Coaching Individual and Dual Sports: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed for majors with intermediate and advanced skills. Students deal with strategy, rules, and court layouts with special emphasis on fundamentals and materials for individual and dual sports.
Prerequisites: KINE 1151 or HKIN 1215.

HKIN 2205 Intramural and Recreational Sports: 2 semester hours.

Theory and practice in organizing and conducting tournaments, meets, and field days.

HKIN 2303 Lifeguarding: 3 semester hours.

Demonstration and practice in knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatics emergencies. Students have opportunity to complete requirements for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. Recommended proficiency in five basic strokes (front and back crawls; elementary back, side and breast strokes).

HKIN 2307 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport: 3 semester hours.

This course will engage psychological and sociological perspectives toward understanding sports and physical activity as both personal engagements and social phenomena. Topics will include sport-based youth development, mental health and physical activity, performance enhancement, and sport and social issues.

HKIN 2308 Practicum in Kinesiology and Sport: 3 semester hours.

This course provides experiential learning opportunities for students to apply and integrate knowledge acquired through coursework, develop skills, clarify values, and develop capacity to contribute to their professional and community organizations. Students will also be able to clarify and broaden their career goals further refining necessary competencies and skills for their proposed career objectives. Work is supervised by personnel within the approved work site.
Prerequisites: KINE 1303 or KINE 1330.

HKIN 3301 Water Safety Instruction: 3 semester hours.

Swimming and lifesaving skills required for water safety instruction. Opportunity for completion of requirements for the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor's Certification.

HKIN 3302 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology: 3 semester hours.

A scientific study of the structural kinesiology and biomechanics of human movement.
Prerequisites: (BIOL 2401 or BIOL 1054) and (BIOL 2402 or BIOL 1064) and (KINE 1208 or KINE 1082).

HKIN 3303 Movement Activities for Elementary Children: 3 semester hours.

Theory of Kinesiology for young children; classroom demonstration and field laboratory assignments. Emphasis is placed on stages of development and gross motor skills.
Prerequisites: (KINE 1151 or HKIN 1215) and (KINE 1082 or HKIN 1208).

HKIN 3305 Theory and Practice of Officiating: 3 semester hours.

Treats the theory and practice of officiating selected sports; emphasis on rules, mechanics, and officiating individual, dual and team sports.
Prerequisites: (KINE 1303 or KINE 1330).

HKIN 3306 Theory and Practice of Coaching: 3 semester hours.

Theory and strategy of coaching football, basketball, and volleyball.
Prerequisites: (HKIN 1208 or KINE 1082) and (KINE 1303 or HKIN 1330).

HKIN 3365 Motor Learning and Control: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed to review basic principles of motor control and motor learning with emphasis on the application of these principles in the neurologic population.
Prerequisites: (KINE 1082 or HKIN 1208) and (KINE 1303 or KINE 1330).

HKIN 3366 Exercise Physiology: 3 semester hours.

This course is a study of the physiological bases of exercise and physical conditioning through investigation of the body’s response to exercise; measurement of the metabolic efficiency during exercise, neuromuscular efficiency, and body composition.
Prerequisites: (KINE 3023 or HKIN 3302) and (MATH 1113 or MATH 1314).

HKIN 4303 Measurement and Evaluation: 3 semester hours.

This course is a study of various kinds of tests and test usage in the field of health and kinesiology. Students are exposed to and participate in practical experiences in the 1) construction and administration of tests, 2) application and use of elementary statistics to manipulate data, and 3) interpretation of results.
Prerequisites: KINE 3023 or HKIN 3302.

HKIN 4304 Athletic Injuries: 3 semester hours.

Theory and practice of prevention and treatment of athletic injuries; laboratory experience in techniques of massaging and bandaging.
Prerequisites: KINE 3023 or HKIN 3302.

HKIN 4306 Adapted Physical Activity: 3 semester hours.

A study of the general organization of programs of therapeutic exercise, recreational sports, and aquatic skills for use in correctional procedures; evaluation and classification of exercises; practice in planning and presenting activities for special programs.

HKIN 4307 Secondary Kinesiology: 3 semester hours.

Scientific examination of current human movement concepts, emphasis on curricular and evaluative concepts designed to assist the student in selecting, appraising, utilizing and analyzing movement related materials, resources, and instruments.
Prerequisites: KINE 3033 or HKIN 3303.

HKIN 4308 Administrative Management of Kinesiology: 3 semester hours.

This course studies the principles and fundamentals in the organization, administration and supervision of the health, kinesiology, intramural, and athletic programs.

HKIN 4309 Practicum in Athletic Training: 3 semester hours.

Designed to acquaint the Athletic Trainer Intern, Pre-Physical Therapist, and Sports Certified Specialist with the principles of application for an orthopedic examination of the joints and muscles. A hands-on clinical approach to physical assessment and rehabilitation techniques involving basic theories and principles.
Prerequisites: KINE 4232 or HKIN 4322.

HKIN 4310 Research Methods: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed to acclimate students to current research and the research process in their chosen field of study through exploration of scientific writings.

HKIN 4322 Advanced Athletic Injuries: 3 semester hours.

This course provides knowledge of clinical procedures with an emphasis on application techniques, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, and rehabilitative practices.
Prerequisites: HKIN 4304 or KINE 4042.

HKIN 4323 Fitness Program: 3 semester hours.

This course uses health, wellness and fitness assessments to develop healthy lifestyles.

HKIN 4399 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research and/or field work on selected topics.

HKIN 4619 Internship in Kinesiology and Sport: 6 semester hours.

Supervised study and practice in community, recreation, sports, fitness, and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, clinics, and other approved agencies, organizations and institutions.
Prerequisites: KINE 2308.

Health Courses

HLTH 1301 Foundation of Health Education: 3 semester hours.

This course introduces the student to the health education profession. Roles and responsibilities of health educators in a variety of occupational settings are described.

HLTH 1302 Human Sexuality: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the foundations and characteristics of the American family; factors involved in learning sex roles, biological and emotional motivations, preparation for marriage, family planning, and parental roles.

HLTH 1304 Personal Health and Wellness: 3 semester hours.

Study of the personal health concepts with emphasis on body systems, emotional health, drug use and abuse, disease, nutrition, and family and community health. Theory and practice in developing, implementing and evaluating philosophies of wellness programs.

HLTH 1306 Environmental Health: 3 semester hours.

Health aspects of environment, including health problems related to water, air, and noise pollution, pesticides, population, and radiation.

HLTH 2302 Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases: 3 semester hours.

Nature, prevention, control, and treatment of communicable, chronic, degenerative, and idiopathic human disease, with principles related to causality of disease and to the body's ability to resist.

HLTH 2303 Aging, Death and Dying: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the aging process and health problems of the elderly; differing perceptions of death; dimensions of death and dying; euthanasia: and grief and mourning.

HLTH 3300 Health Education for the Elementary School: 3 semester hours.

Fundamentals of health including health problems, interests, school health appraisal, and promotion of a healthful environment. Emphasis on health agencies and organizations on the local, state, and national levels.

HLTH 3301 Nutrition: 3 semester hours.

Basic scientific information on nutrition and on its relationship to the biological needs of humans. An analysis and review of the selection and quality of nutrients essential to growth, development, and efficiency.

HLTH 3302 Mental Health Promotion: 3 semester hours.

The course is designed to address health issues and problems that various ethnic groups face in the United States. Cultural differences in health behaviors,health care access, and promotion and prevention programs are emphasized.

HLTH 3303 Research and Contemporary Issues in Health: 3 semester hours.

Scientific examination of current health concepts. Emphasis on those curricular and evaluative concepts necessary for selecting, appraising, utilizing and analyzing health related materials, resources, and instruments.

HLTH 3304 Consumer Health: 3 semester hours.

Investigation and analysis of consumer health problems, with emphasis on the function, organization, and administration of public health services at the local, state, regional and national levels.

HLTH 3305 Public and Community Health: 3 semester hours.

Focus on the aspects of the community that relate to health; identification and analysis of community health programs; organizational patterns and functions of voluntary and governmental health agencies; organizing the community for health action; and coordination of school and community health programs.

HLTH 3309 Drugs and Health: 3 semester hours.

Focus on substances that modify human behavior and emotions; the nature of drugs; historical and contemporary use; drug abuse; social implications; development and implementation of drug programs; and legislative implications.

HLTH 3311 Overview of the U.S. Healthcare system: 3 semester hours.

Overview of the U.S. healthcare system, including its evolution, utilization patterns,providers - human, institutional and organizational - financing, regulating,evaluating, and reforming.

HLTH 3387 Medical Terminology: 3 semester hours.

Medical terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. The study focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling and use of medical terms. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of disease are discussed.

HLTH 4199 Independent Study: 1 semester hour.

Reading, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

HLTH 4305 Health Law and Ethics: 3 semester hours.

This course presents an overview of legal and ethical issues facing managers and providers in health care. It provides students with a foundation of health law and ethics and reviews a wide variety of health care legal and ethical situations and dilemmas. The goals are to provide students with practical knowledge of health laws and ethics and their application in the real world of health care.

HLTH 4306 Health and Communities: 3 semester hours.

Principles of community health education as a foundation for subsequent consideration of health issues and problems of populations. In-depth focus on assessment and analysis of specific health problems in defined population of client organizations, institutions, and/or community members.

HLTH 4307 Community Health Planning and Assessment: 3 semester hours.

Examines the relationship of community health planning and assessment to health education in both urban and rural communities. Emphasizes theory processes and methods applicable to the health care services delivery system.

HLTH 4308 Problem Solving and Evaluation for Community Health Programs: 3 semester hours.

Evaluation of psycho-social-cultural health problems and influences on human behavior and health education strategies and outcome measurement.

HLTH 4310 Health Administration and Leadership: 3 semester hours.

In-depth study of a narrow range of topics considered to be of immediate concern to the health care industry. Special emphasis on problems unique to managers in the field of health administration. Current trends and problems in health administration affecting health administration technical and professional personnel. Designed to place emphasis in selected areas of administration and management.

HLTH 4399 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

HLTH 5199 Independent Study: 1 semester hour.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

HLTH 5304 Alcohol and Drugs: 3 semester hours.

Development and evaluation of educational approaches for primary and secondary prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse and misuse within populations in elementary and secondary schools, businesses, health agencies, higher education and general communities.

HLTH 5306 Human Behavior and Health Education: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of social, psychological and cultural determinants of health related behaviors. Critical review of each factor for interpretation and application in a variety of settings, including classrooms, worksites, health care agencies, and higher education centers.

HLTH 5307 Epidemiology and Diseases: 3 semester hours.

Epidemiologic methods for administrators, policy analysts, and education planners. Identification of and analysis factors influencing infections and chronic diseases in groups of people with a variety of community settings, including schools, businesses, industry, and the health care market.

HLTH 5313 Seminar- Selected Topics: 3 semester hours.

Etiology, epidemiology and impact of health-related behaviors on illness and wellness within specific populations which may impact school, occupational and community health.

HLTH 5314 Medical Foundations for Health Professions: 3 semester hours.

Medical and psychosocial approached to disease detection, prevention and rehabilitation. Emphasis on current trends for the advancement of primary health in school groups, public communities, and special populations.

HLTH 5317 Nutrition and the Environment: 3 semester hours.

Understanding natural principles underlying health issues related to human ecology, nutrition, and non-infectious disease control and population problems.

HLTH 5318 Contemporary Health: 3 semester hours.

Review of factors relating to selected high morbidity and mortality in urban and rural environments. Study of related psycho-social health problems faced by practicing health educators in a dynamic health care market involving school-based and community-based populations.

HLTH 5319 Community Health: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the mission, goals, and policies of community and public health. Current principles, practice models, functions, roles, issues, and policies are critically analyzed.

HLTH 5399 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

HUPF Courses

HUPF 1130 Weight Training: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HUPF 1164 Physical Fitness: 1 semester hour.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels of skills with emphasis on the development of total fitness and recreational skills for leisure time. All classes are coeducational.

HUPF 1217 Foundations I: 2 semester hours.

Foundations of health and human performance. Areas of concentration will focus on history and philosophy, developmental stages, movement- related experiences and career development in health and human performance.

HUPF 1227 Foundations II: 2 semester hours.

Areas of concentration will focus on current health and human performance programs, physical fitness, and conditioning and self-analysis.

HUPF 1232 Sports Skills III: 2 semester hours.

Emphasis given to theory and application skills for fundamentals in physical fitness, conditioning and self-analysis, archery, and softball.

HUPF 1242 Sports Skills IV: 2 semester hours.

Emphasis given to theory and application skills for fundamentals in aerobics, body mechanics, folk and ballroom dance, and modem dance.

HUPF 3308 Theory and Practice of Coaching II: 3 semester hours.

Theory and strategy of coaching baseball/softball, track and field, and soccer.

Kinesiology Courses

KINE 1201 Sports Skills I: 2 semester hours.

Theory and application of fundamental skills in flag and touch football, soccer, wrestling and gymnastics I.

KINE 1202 Sports Skills II: 2 semester hours.

Emphasis given to theory and application skills for fundamentals in badminton, bowling, tennis, and racquetball.

KINE 1330 Foundation to Kinesiology: 3 semester hours.

Instruction is offered at beginning levels with emphasis on mechanical principles that regulate human movement, how to analyze movement and how to create the efficient movements possible to increase structure of the human body.

KINE 2306 Outdoor Performance Activities: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to outdoor activities with emphasis on principles and purposes; skills and activities for individual and group activities; practices and skills of low and high intensity levels.

KINE 2307 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport: 3 semester hours.

This course will engage psychological and sociological perspectives toward understanding sports and physical activity as both personal engagements and social phenomena. Topics will include sport-based youth development, mental health and physical activity, performance enhancement, and sport and social issues.

KINE 2308 Practicum in Kinesiology and Sport: 3 semester hours.

This course provides experiential learning opportunities for students to apply and integrate knowledge acquired through coursework, develop skills, clarify values, and develop capacity to contribute to their professional and community organizations. Students will also be able to clarify and broaden their career goals further refining necessary competencies and skills for their proposed career objectives. Work is supervised by personnel within the approved work site.
Prerequisites: KINE 1303 or KINE 1330.

KINE 4305 Special Topics in Health and Kinesiology: 3 semester hours.

Detailed study of selected topic and activities.

KINE 4619 Internship in Health and Kinesiology: 6 semester hours.

Supervised study and practice in community, recreation, sports, fitness, and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, clinics, and other approved agencies, organizations and institutions.

Physical Education Courses

PHED 5313 Physical Education Curriculum: 3 semester hours.

Study of activities, aims, objectives, and outcomes as they relate to courses and their construction. Development of a course of study based on individual student needs.

PHED 5314 Sociology of Sport: 3 semester hours.

The reasons for studying sport are reviewed, and they include personal development, scholarly study, and professional practice. Since sport is so pervasive in U.S. society, studying its effects and its contribution to society is important. Through studying sport we can recognize historical precedents in sport, health, and physical activity. The sport sciences are categorized in three domains: (1) biophysical, (2) psychosocial, and (3) sociocultural. These three domains contain 10 individual sport sciences, which are integrated and allow us to better use and interpret our knowledge.

PHED 5330 Research Methods: 3 semester hours.

Design and methodologies for health education and physical education. Data collection, statistical applications, analyses, interpretation for evaluation and reporting.

PHED 5350 Teaching Physical Education: 3 semester hours.

A study of traditional and innovative teaching techniques in physical education, including the practical application of teaching styles.

PHED 5399 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research and/or field work on selected topics.

Sport Management Courses

SPMT 1302 Foundations of Sport Management: 3 semester hours.

This course studies the intricacies involved in the management and leadership of sport programs in health, kinesiology and sports management. Specific management techniques, administration techniques and theories will be studied to provide the foundation for effective leadership and supervision of sport programs. This course will also provide a study of administrative considerations of various sport programs, including aims, policies, principles, staffing, scheduling, finance, facilities and equipment, maintenance, legal considerations, risk management, publicity, and program evaluation.

SPMT 2310 Sport Governance: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed as an in-depth study of major sport governing agencies. Specifically, the students will study the organizational structure, constitutions, policies, procedures, and membership requirements of sport agencies at the state, national, and international levels. The course will also provide an introduction to sport governance, managerial activities related to governance, strategic management and policy development, ethics in sport organizations, scholastic sport, amateur sport in the community, campus recreation, intercollegiate athletics, major games in amateur sport,Olympic Sport, Paralympics sport, North American Professional sport, internationalprofessional sport, and the future of sport governance, among other topics of interest relating to sport governance.
Prerequisites: SPMT 1302.

SPMT 4311 Legal Aspects of Sport: 3 semester hours.

This course reviews legal foundations and issues specific to recreation and sport management. A theoretical approach to litigation with emphases on risk management, the safety of participants, and the appropriate ethical behavior of service providers will be introduced. Opportunities for practical experience will be provided.