2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Courses numbered 100 to 199 are primarily for freshmen, 200 to 299 for sophomores, 300 to 399 for juniors and seniors, and 400 to 499 for seniors. Courses numbered 500 and above are reserved for graduate students.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 5* ” can be entered, returning all 500 or graduate-level courses.

 

History

  
  • HI 406 Alabama History


    Credit, three hours.
    The history of the development of Alabama from pre-Indian times to the present. (WI)
  
  • HI 407 Jacksonian America


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of the Jacksonian Era that will focus on poltical, economic, social, and cultural trends of the period.
  
  • HI 411 Philosophy and Methods of History


    Credit, three hours.
    A writing intensive course designed to teach students the basic techniques of historical research as well as the evolution of historical interpretations and treatment of ethical issues. Students will be exposed to the nature of sources, archives, proper writing style, and oral presentations. (WI)
  
  • HI 414 Group Conflict: Prudent Reactions to 20th Century Genocide


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of genocide from 1900 to the present including considerations of causes and responses. The course employs a pragmatic approach, exploring the attitudes that contributed to the violence and proposing strategies for healthy group relations.
  
  • HI 425 World War II


    Credit, three hours.
    An intensive study of the events that contributed to the beginning of World War II and the battles and diplomacy during the War.
  
  • HI 426 Public History Internship


    Credit, one to nine hours.
    Supervised participation in public history venues.  Students will complete a required number of contact hours in local museums, archives, historical parks or other approved settings. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • HI 431 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite(s): At least eighteen semester hours in the major with a 3.00 GPA or better in the major. (See contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • HI 432 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite(s): At least eighteen semester hours in the major with a 3.00 GPA or better in the major. (See contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • HI 497 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • HI 498 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.

Instructional Design

  
  • ISD 508 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies


    Credit, three hours
    This course is designed to demonstrate: 1) competency in the educational context of computers; 2) competency in the knowledge of computer systems; 3) competency in the knowledge of software; and 4) skill in computer use.
  
  • ISD 509 Assistive Technology


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is comprised of reading, lecture, discussion, assessment, and application of Assistive Technology devices, services, and resources for students with exceptionalities who require access to a general education setting or general environment setting.
  
  • ISD 510 Curriculum Development, Design, and Training


    Credit, three hours.
    This course provides a study of the nature of curriculum; examination of factors affecting curriculum; and the relation of design, implementation, and evaluation to curriculum development.
  
  • ISD 530 Principles of Teaching Distance Learning


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to prepare corporate trainers, staff development program managers, teachers, or other leaders of programs to address teaching learners with a conceptual and theoretical foundation in distance education and develop skills necessary for quality distance education.
  
  • ISD 542 Emerging Technology


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to explore existing and emerging technologies used in education, healthcare, and industry with an emphasis on current and future practices and strategies. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding of a variety of digital tools in technology-rich learning environments and communicated and collaborate globally with others. Prerequisite(s): ISD 508
  
  • ISD 551 Technology and Adult Learning Theory


    Credit, three hours.
    This course will axamine adult learning theory and characteristics of the adult learner. In addition, it will explore the theoretical and practical issues of adult learning theory and research while exploring current trends and advancements in adult learning.
  
  • ISD 563 Instructional Design


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to introduce and apply the fundamentals of instructional design using a systems approach model; that is, the ideas and procedures for analyzing designing, developing, implementing, and formatively evaluating instruction. In this course, the emphasis will be on the development of authentic instructional materials.
  
  • ISD 570 Coordinating Technology Use


    Credit, three hours.
    This course examines the role of leadership as it relates to the implementation of education technology and is designed to apply the skills and knowledge needed to direct the use of learning technologies in a variety of settings. Students enrolled in this course will be exposed to a range of concepts and components related to the coordination and direction of technology facilities and resources in industry, healthcare, and/or P-12 setting.
  
  • ISD 575 Practicum in Instructional Design and Technology


    Credit, six hours.
    This course is an Independent (DIRECTED) Field Practicum. Students will be expected to conduct a minimum of 60 hours in an industry, healthcare, P-12 school, or other appropriate approved setting.

Italian

  
  • IT 101 Italian for Musicians


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the basics of Italian language grammar and structure, focused on translating poetic texts from Italian to English.
  
  • IT 102 Italian for Musicians


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the basics of Italian language grammar and structure, focused on translating poetic texts from Italian to English.
  
  • IT 501 Italian for Musicians


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the basics of Italian language grammar and structure, focused on translating poetic texts from Italian to English.
  
  • IT 502 Italian for Musicians


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the basics of Italian language grammar and structure, focused on translating poetic texts from Italian to English.

Kinesiology

  
  • KIN 101 Health


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the basic principles of health and physiology of exercise that will enable the student to apply the knowledge and skills gained in physical education to meet present and future needs for physical activity.
  
  • KIN 104 Recreational Games


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the rules, origins, skills, and strategies of a wide variety of recreational games designed for leisure time activity.
  
  • KIN 105 Weight Training


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the basic exercises and principles of weight training that promote a high level of physical fitness.
  
  • KIN 106 Beginning Ballet


    Credit, one hour.
    Emphasizes principles, techniques, and body alignment for ballet.
  
  • KIN 108 Beginning Swimming


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the fundamental skills of swimming.
  
  • KIN 109 Beginning Tennis


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the fundamental skills and strategies of tennis.
  
  • KIN 111 Beginning Bowling


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the fundamental skills of bowling
  
  • KIN 112 Beginning Tap


    Credit, one hour.
    Explores principles, styles, and steps of tap dancing.
  
  • KIN 113 Beginning Jazz


    Credit, one hour.
    Explores principles, techniques, and different styles of jazz dancing.
  
  • KIN 114 Musical Movement


    Credit, one hour.
    Explores choreography and dance styles of Broadway musicals. Prerequisite(s): KIN 112  and KIN 113  or permission of instructor.
  
  • KIN 127 Protective Techniques for Athletic Injuries


    Credit, one hour.
    This course consists of lecture and lab based instruction to introduce students to the various products and equipment used in the development and construction of pads and braces for injury prevention during sport and physical activity, and teaches students how to properly apply basic taping, wrapping, bracing, splinting, and padding techniques that are common practice in athletic training and sports medicine.
  
  • KIN 131 Fitness I


    Credit, one hour.
    This course is designed to teach individuals basic exercise and nutrition information and to assist them in achieving personal wellness goals. Students will participate in a walking program and lecture/discussion sessions.
  
  • KIN 132 Fitness II


    Credit, one hour.
    This course is designed to assist individuals in meeting personal fitness goals and in reducing/managing stress. Students will perform cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and stress-management activities, as well as participate in lecture/discussion sessions to learn associated principles.
  
  • KIN 133 Fitness III


    Credit, one hour.
    This course is designed to teach individuals about ergonomic issues at work and at home that can contribute to injury/pain and how to change these activities. Students will also learn basic information and techniques of strength training and stretching to improve posture, strength, and flexibility, and to promote injury prevention.
  
  • KIN 134 Faith-Based Fitness


    Credit, two hours.
    This course is designed to assist the individual in pursuing the concept of whole person health based on Mark 12:30-31, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” The individual will learn how to make wise choices regarding nutrition and exercise that impact well-being, honor God, and focus on Jesus as the model for wellness.
  
  • KIN 200 CPR


    Credit, one hour.
    In this course, students will learn the proper technique for administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the removal of foreign bodies from adults, children, and infants.
  
  • KIN 201 Golf


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the origin, development, rules, and skills of golf.
  
  • KIN 202 Badminton


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the rules, origin, development, skills, and strategies of badminton.
  
  • KIN 203 Aerobics


    Credit, one hour.
    Develops extensive cardiovascular fitness.
  
  • KIN 206 Rhythmics


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the skills and knowledge of American and international folk games.
  
  • KIN 207 Advanced Tap


    Credit, one hour.
    Advanced principles, styles and steps of tap dancing. Cross-listed as: TH 207 . Prerequisite(s): TH 106  or permission from instructor for years of previous dance lessons.
  
  • KIN 208 Life Saving and Water Safety


    Credit, one hour.
    Provides intermediate and advanced swimming instruction that could lead to an advanced life saving or water safety instructor’s certificate. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
  
  • KIN 209 Advanced Tennis


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the advanced skills and strategies of tennis.
  
  • KIN 210 Basic Canoeing


    Credit, one hour.
    Teaches the fundamental skills of canoeing.
  
  • KIN 211 History and Principles of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Sport


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the student to the specialized areas of study within health, physical education, exercise science and sport through a study of their history and the basic principles supporting these areas. National Health Education Standards and practices that promote health and safety will be covered.
  
  • KIN 212 Personal and Community Hygiene


    Credit, three hours.
    Facilitates an understanding of the general nature of personal hygiene, fitness, and community health. Practices that promote health and physical fitness as well as behaviors that compromise health and safety will be discussed. Students will collect and disseminate health related materials and resources. This course is designed to be of value to Health and Physical Education teachers and social workers regardless of the age or level of instruction.
  
  • KIN 213 Drugs and Society


    Credit, three hours.
    Explores societal use, misuse, and abuse of drugs; the basic scientific facts of drugs and how they affect the body; the student’s understanding of self and others in relation to decision making, attitudes, behavior, health, physical fitness, and value clarification. Students will describe disease etiology and prevention practices, collect health-related data, and explain why health education is needed.
  
  • KIN 214 First Aid and CPR Professional Rescuer-AED


    Credit, two hours.
    Course content and simulated practical experiences prepare the student to make appropriate decisions about the care needed in case of emergency. Provides opportunity to acquire skills necessary to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. Course content includes first ad techniques and decision-making, CPR for the professional rescuer, emergency response, oxygen administration, automated external defibrillator, bio-hazardous material handling, preventing disease transmission. Course leads to first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer certifications.
  
  • KIN 215 Varsity Sports


    Credit, one hour. Maximum credit: three semester hours.
    Participants represent the University of Mobile in baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis, softball, soccer, volleyball, and cheerleading. Participation is limited to qualified team members. 
  
  • KIN 218 Motor Skill Proficiency


    Credit, one hour.
    This course is designed to help students achieve personal competence in motor skill performance in a variety of physical activities and movement patterns, and improve performance concepts related to skillful movement in a variety of physical activities.
  
  • KIN 221 School Health


    Credit, three hours.
    Emphasizes methods of teaching developmentally appropriate health and physical education curriculum and content in accordance with the Alabama Course of Study: Health Education and Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education, emphasis being placed on strategies to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development through physical activity.
  
  • KIN 222 Recreational Leadership


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the theory and philosophy of recreational leadership and surveys recreational activities commonly included in programs of recreation. A major emphasis will be placed on developing leadership skills for directing skits, informal dramatics, and recreational games.
  
  • KIN 223 Arts and Crafts


    Credit, two hours.
    This course is designed to provide opportunities for the student to develop skills and knowledge in an array of arts and crafts. The course is directed toward practical application of the skills to a variety of settings, including personal, educational, and recreational. Emphasis is also placed on practical ways the student can use these skills as a ministry to others.
  
  • KIN 224 Kinesiology Clinical Experience I


    Credit, one hour.
    Introduces the kinesiology student to the exercise science environment. The emphasis of this observational practicum is to provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the professional in the field.
  
  • KIN 225 Athletic Injuries Clinical Experience I


    Credit, two hours.
    Increases the pre-athletic training student’s knowledge of the duties of a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer. This emphasis of this course will be in development of skills for assessment of injuries to the lower extremities. Under direct supervision of clinical supervisor Preceptors. Prerequisite(s): Admission into Athletic Training Education Program.
  
  • KIN 226 Athletic Injuries Clinical Experience II


    Credit, two hours.
    Enhances the pre-athletic training student’s ability to assess and care for athletic injuries. The emphasis of this practicum will be on development of skills required for assessment and care for athletic injuries to the upper body under the direct supervision of the clinical supervisor. Prerequisite(s): Admission into Athletic Training Education Program.
  
  • KIN 227 Basic Movement Education and Rhythmical Activities


    Credit, three hours.
    Exploration of human movement through guided movement experiences including instruction and practice of locomotor and non-locomotor skills, manipulative skills, basic rhythmical activities, and everyday living skills.
  
  • KIN 251 Foundations of Athletic Training/Terminology


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces students to athletic training medical and legal parameters, basic terminology of the field, and academic requirements to become certified athletic trainers.
  
  • KIN 252 Emergency Response Management and Acute Care/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to provide the student with the theories and skills to properly provide emergency treatment for acute sports-related injuries, illnesses in children, adolescents, and adults-on and off the field. Theories and skills presented in this course will aid the student to react in emergency situations involving cardiac, breathing, head and neck emergencies, and emergencies caused by environmental conditions. Skills to be mastered in this course include emergency diagnosis, emergency transportation, CPR, AED, core temperature evaluation, oxygen administration and skills necessary to evaluate and monitor the patient’s vital signs.
  
  • KIN 261 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the procedures for caring for the injuries that most frequently occur in athletic competition, and the safety and training procedures for preventing athletic injuries. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  
  • KIN 269 Functional Anatomy/Physiology


    Credit, three hours.
    The scientific application of physical exercise, training, therapy, fitness, and health promotion with emphasis on anatomical and physiological responses and adaptations. Rehabilitation and preventative medicine as well as the role of the physical/physiological examination are stressed.
  
  • KIN 297 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • KIN 298 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • KIN 301 Kinesiology and Correctives


    Credit, three hours.
    Analyzes the mechanics of human motion. This course deals with a study of the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, and the basic principles underlying motor skill.
  
  • KIN 302 Camp Leadership and Counseling


    Credit, three hours.
    Educates students to plan, administer, and manage natural resources wisely, and to educate others in the use of these resources. A major emphasis will be placed on the operation and management of summer camps, and on counseling procedures and techniques. Outdoor education, attitudes, and skills will be discussed and practiced.
  
  • KIN 305 Physical Activities for Special Populations


    Credit, three hours.
    Explores principles and techniques for adapting physical education activities to meet the needs of children and youth with special needs.
  
  • KIN 306 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals


    Credit, three hours.
    This web-based course utilizes a systems approach to the language of medicine, including the analysis and utilization of word roots, combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, and medical terms; emphasis on written and spoken medical vocabulary.
  
  • KIN 309 Coaching Theory and Methodology


    Credit, three hours.
    This course will help the student identify traits of successful coaches, develop a sound coaching philosophy, understand theories of motivation and the advantages of various motivational techniques for coaching, understand physical, mental, social, and the importance of overall health and wellness and how it relates to successful coaching, understand organizational and administrative procedures involved in coaching; understand the importance of public relations, and gain knowledge concerning techniques for developing skill in the instruction of individual player skills. A minimum of 14 hours of field experiences required. A minimum of seven hours must be in a Health Setting and a minimum of seven hours in a Physical Education Setting.
  
  • KIN 310 Developing Strength and Conditioning Programs


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to teach advanced techniques in the area of strength, conditioning, and flexibility. The focus of the course is the development of strength, conditioning, and flexibility programs for sports specific conditioning, physical prehabilitation and physical rehabilitation of athletic injuries utilizing muscular strengthening and flexibility.
  
  • KIN 311 Coaching and Officiating Football


    Credit, three hours.
    Develops the basic skills of coaching and officiating football. This includes an introduction to the philosophy, principles, administration, psychology, methods, and techniques of coaching and officiating football.
  
  • KIN 312 Coaching and Officiating Basketball


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the student to the philosophy, psychology, principles, administration, methods, and techniques of coaching and officiating basketball.
  
  • KIN 313 Coaching and Officiating Baseball


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the student to the philosophy, psychology, principles, administration, methods, and techniques of coaching and officiating baseball and softball.
  
  • KIN 314 Coaching and Officiating Volleyball and Softball


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the philosophy, psychology, principles, administration, methods, and techniques of coaching and officiating volleyball, and softball.
  
  • KIN 315 Varsity Sports


    Credit, one hour. Maximum credit: three semester hours.
    Participants represent the University of Mobile in baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis, softball, soccer, volleyball, and cheerleading. Participation is limited to qualified team members. 
  
  • KIN 317 Coaching and Officiating Soccer


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the student to the philosophy, psychology, principles, administration, methods, and techniques of coaching and officiating soccer.
  
  • KIN 320 Sports Nutrition


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides knowledge of various nutritional components as well as the body’s requirements for and utilization of various nutrients. Emphasis is on developing specialized diets for weight gain or loss, and to complement the athlete’s participation in various sports.
  
  • KIN 322 Facility Management


    Credit, three hours.
    Examines the principles, guidelines, and concepts of planning construction, retrofitting, and maintenance of indoor and outdoor sports and multi-use facilities.
  
  • KIN 324 Kinesiology Clinical Experience II


    Credit, two hours.
    Students will be introduced to some of the measurement techniques routinely used in kinesiology and will gain practical experience in administration of these tests. Emphasis will be placed on how to avoid measurement errors.
  
  • KIN 325 Athletic Injuries Clinical Experience III


    Credit, two hours.
    This course is designed to familiarize the athletic training student with all aspects of management of the injured athlete. The emphasis of this practicum will be on developing a continuity of the skills required for patient assessment, care, treatment and rehabilitation of the injured athlete under the direct supervision of the clinical supervisor (Preceptors). Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program.
  
  • KIN 326 Athletic Injuries Clinical Experience IV


    Credit, two hours.
    This course is designed to provide the athletic training student the opportunity to emphasize refinement and practice of the athletic training skills necessary for the management of general medical conditions effecting the athlete or other physically active person in an athletic healthcare setting under the director supervision of the clinical supervisor. (Preceptors). Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program.
  
  • KIN 332 Sports Psychology


    Credit, three hours.
    Studies the major psychological theories, models, research, and principles that apply to the coaching and the learning process in health education, physical education and sports. (WI)
  
  • KIN 341 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education and Sports


    Credit, three hours.
    Introduces the student to the construction, administration, evaluation, and interpretation of health and fitness assessments, physical skill and physiological tests in health education, physical education, and sports. Prerequisite(s): MA 211 .
  
  • KIN 350 Health and Wellness


    Credit, three hours
    This course is designed to incorporate concepts essential to understanding the discipline of Health and Wellness Promotion, including evidence based practice, competencies, and career opportunities in the areas of health coaching and health education. 
  
  • KIN 351 Physiology of Exercise


    Credit, three hours.
    Studies the physiological effects of various types of exercise on the systems of the body. This course is designed to increase a student’s understanding of the physiological effects of various types of exercise on the systems of the body. An understanding of how the body responds to exercise is important to the health educator, physical educator, athletic trainer, coach, fitness professional, health care professional, and exercise physiologist. Being able to apply this knowledge to their chosen field is required to be an effective teacher or health care professional.
  
  • KIN 353 Legal Aspects of Sport Management


    Credit, three hours
    Provides an introduction of the legal structure, legal terminology, legislative and case law including tort, contracts, and anti-trust issues as they impact the profession of sport management. 
  
  • KIN 354 Sports Marketing and Promotion


    Credit, three hours
    Examines the theoretical principles and practical applications of marketing and promotion in the organization of sport and athletics.
  
  • KIN 361 General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to present a collection of knowledge, skills, and values that the athletic training student must possess to recognize, treat and refer when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity. The second half of the course teaches the theories of pharmacologic applications including awareness of the indications, contraindications, precautions and interactions of medications and of the governing regulations. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program.
  
  • KIN 362 Goniometry and Manual Muscle Testing


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to provide the athletic training student with the requisite theories and skills necessary to evaluate joint movement through the use of a goniometer and inclinometer as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to isolate and evaluate muscle strength. Prerequisite(s): Admission into Athletic Training Education Program.
  
  • KIN 363 Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Injuries


    Credit, four hours.
    Surveys musculoskeletal injuries, i.e., symptoms, initial and secondary clinical evaluation, and special tests leading to clinical impressions. Develops concepts in implementing emergency care and training room procedures. This course includes lectures as well as hands-on laboratory sessions.  Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and admission into the Athletic Training Education Program.
  
  • KIN 365 Therapeutic Modalities


    Credit, three hours.
    Surveys the theory and operation of the most commonly used physiological therapeutic modalities. Students will develop an understanding of indications for each modality and medical/legal parameters for their usage.
  
  • KIN 367 Therapeutic Exercise


    Credit, three hours.
    Techniques of rehabilitation to assist the athlete in returning to his or her optimal potential in sports activities. This course also includes preventive exercise, rehabilitative exercise, and the proper use of appropriate equipment.
  
  • KIN 403 Organization and Administration of Kinesiology Programs


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to provide the student with information concerning the organizing and administering of a variety of programs within the area of kinesiology (KIN). The organization and administration of inter-scholastic athletics will also be discussed as well as pre-participation physical examinations and screening. A review of minimum recommendations from recognized health and medical organizations, scheduling of appropriate health and medical personnel, and efficient site use will be emphasized.
  
  • KIN 404 Methods and Materials for Teaching Physical Education


    Credit, three hours.
    This course covers scope and sequence, methods, materials, preparation of equipment, teaching aids, and other resources especially designed for teaching physical education (P-12). The course also covers the social and psychological factors involved in learning both in the classroom and on the playground. Students will be required to plan short term and long term lessons, teach multiple lessons, and use multiple assessments for Physical Education. A minimum of 20 field experience hours in an Elementary Physical Education Setting and another 20 field experience hours in a Secondary Physical Education Setting will be required. Prerequisite(s): TE 306  and admission into the teacher education program.
  
  • KIN 405 Internship and Seminar


    Credit, three to six hours.
    Provides training experiences through assignments in church, community, and/or private programs. Under professional supervision, the student trainee will gain experience in the practical aspects of organizing and administering a program. This course includes a weekly seminar on evaluation and program development.
  
  • KIN 406 Methods and Materials for Teaching Health (6-12)


    Credit, three hours.
    This course covers scope and sequence, methods, materials, preparation of equipment, teaching aids, and other resources especially designed for teaching health in grades 6-12. Students will be required to plan short term and long term lessons, teach multiple lessons, and use multiple assessments for Health Education. A minimum of 35 field experience hours will be required. Prerequisite(s): TE 306  and admission into the teacher education program.
  
  • KIN 407 Motor Development


    Credit, three hours.
    Acquaints the student with an overall view of the modern implications of motor development with particular emphasis on physical, psychological, biological, and intellectual factors. Factors promoting or compromising health will be examined. Age, sex, motivation, culture, and environment are also considered.
  
  • KIN 409 Sport Skills Instruction and Training for Performance


    Credit, three hours.
    This course will help the student identify health, fitness and motor skills needed for acquiring sports skills and the principles of teaching those skills effectively in order to enhance sports performance. The course will help the student to understand the assessment, analysis, and instructing the sports skills; nutrition concerns to enhance performance, along with the sport specific training methods for enhancing sports performance. Taking this course will help the student prepare for the National Academy of Sports Medicine - Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification (PES). A minimum of 14 hours of field experience is required. A minimum of seven hours must be in a Health Setting and a minimum of seven hours must be in a Physical Education Setting.
 

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