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Kinesiology Discipline Courses Details

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Activity courses (KIN 100-KIN 299) are one unit each, except where noted. A maximum of three units can be earned toward graduation in each activity area. Courses may be repeated at the same level or more than one level, as long as the student’s skill level is commensurate with that of the class (the instructor will make the determination).

 

All elementary level classes assume either no or limited prior experience and are recommended for students wishing to develop or improve skill in that area. All intermediate/advanced activity courses require as a prerequisite either: the elementary level course of that activity, previous experience which places the student at that level (subject to assessment of instructor), or consent of the instructor. Any activity course that does not specify a level in the title is designed to accommodate all skill levels.

 

If students are injured while participating in a physical activity class, they are not covered by any university insurance policy. Each student is responsible for obtaining his or her own insurance policy through a private insurance agency or through the student insurance plan of the Associated Students.

 

KIN 100 : Aerobics: Low Impact

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 103 : Aerobics: Steps

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 124 : Fitness and Conditioning

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 127 : Personalized Fitness Programs

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1

KIN 130 : Elementary Golf

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course. Extra fee required.
Units: 1

KIN 136 : Hatha Yoga

Prerequisites: None
Description: Physical activity course.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 139 : Jogging

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 142 : Elementary Judo

Prerequisites: None
Description: Physical activity course.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 145 : Elementary Karate

Prerequisites: None
Description: Physical activity course.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

KIN 148 : Elementary Kung Fu

Prerequisites: None
Description: Physical activity course.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 151 : Tae Kwon Do

Prerequisites: None
Description: Study in the Korean martial art form of Tae Kwon Do. Focus upon learning the movement forms, the historical and cultural significance of this art form, and the modern evolution of Taekwondo.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 158 : Personal Defense

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 161 : Shaolin Chuan: Tan-Tui

Prerequisites: None
Description: Physical activity course.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 164 : Elementary Soccer

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 171 : Beginning Swimming: Non-Swimmers

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 172 : Elementary Swimming

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 173 : Aquatic Fitness

Prerequisites: Ability to execute basic strokes with comfort in deep water. Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

KIN 175 : Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan

Prerequisites: None
Description: Physical activity course.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 178 : Elementary Tennis

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1

KIN 189 : Weight Training: Beginners Only

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 190 : Weight Training

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1

KIN 191 : Individualized Weight Training

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Weight training conducted in an open gym format. Students clock in and work out, under supervision, according to an approved program of 100 minutes per week distributed in at least two sessions. Assessment of strength of various muscle groups. Attend lectures on various approaches to strength training.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 236 : Intermediate/Advanced Hatha Yoga

Prerequisites: KIN 136 or consent of instructor.
Description: Intermediate/advanced Hatha Yoga postures. Historical background of the branches of yogic philosophy. Explanation, demonstrations, and practice of various intermediate and advanced movements, postures, and breathing exercises of traditional Hatha Yoga.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 242 : Intermediate/Advanced Judo

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 250 : Introduction to Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Segment I with grades of C or better; undeclared with interest in KIN or declared KIN major.
Description: Introduction to and examination of kinesiology and its various subfields; exploration of career opportunities. 2 units lecture/discussion; 1 unit laboratory/activity.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 255 : Health-related Fitness and Wellness

Prerequisites: Segment I with grades of C or better; enrollment in activity class recommended.
Description: Role exercise plays in the maintenance of health-related fitness and wellness over the lifespan. Components of a healthy lifestyle. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Formerly KIN 300)
General Education:
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 272 : Intermediate/Advanced Swimming

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Physical activity course.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 275 : Intermediate/Advanced Tai-Chi Chuan

Prerequisites: None
Description: Physical activity course.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 294 : CPR

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: General instructions and specific procedures for providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life saving techniques. Certification in CPR for adults, children, and infants.
Units: 1

KIN 295 : First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment is given to Kinesiology majors. Students in other majors may be admitted on a space available basis.
Description: Instruction and specific procedures for providing immediate care to a person who has been injured or is experiencing a medical emergency. Certification in CPR of adults, children, and infants and Standard First Aid are provided.
Units: 2

KIN 298 : Practicum in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and associate chair.
Description: Individually directed experiences as leadership assistants in movement activities.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 299 : Practicum in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and associate chair.
Description: Individually directed experiences as leadership assistants in movement activities.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 305 : Instructional Analysis: Track, Field, and Gymnastics Floor Activities

Prerequisites: KIN 340 or approval of instructor. Sufficient experience to demonstrate basic proficiency in performing the fundamental skills of the activities in this course; otherwise, it is recommended that the student take the corresponding activity course(s) prior to enrolling in this class.
Description: Analysis of fundamental skills and strategies in track and field and in gymnastics floor activities, for teaching and coaching beginning and intermediate learners. Progressions, feedback, structuring effective learning environments in various teaching situations, individual differences.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 306 : Instructional Analysis: Racquet Sports

Prerequisites: KIN 340 or approval of instructor. Sufficient experience to demonstrate basic proficiency in performing the fundamental skills of the activities in this course; otherwise, it is recommended that the student take the corresponding activity course(s) prior to enrolling in this class.
Description: Analysis of fundamental skills and strategies in badminton and tennis for teaching and coaching beginning and intermediate learners. Skill progressions, feedback, structuring effective learning environments, individual differences. Classwork, 1 unit, laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 307 : Instructional Analysis: Basketball and Volleyball

Prerequisites: KIN 340 or consent of instructor. Sufficient experience to demonstrate basic proficiency in performing the fundamental skills of the activities in this course; otherwise, it is recommended that the student take the corresponding activity course(s) prior to enrolling in this class.
Description: Analysis of fundamental skills and strategies in basketball and volleyball for teaching and coaching beginning and intermediate learners. Skill progressions, feedback, structuring effective learning environments, individual differences. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 308 : Instructional Analysis: Fitness Activities

Prerequisites: KIN 300 (may be taken concurrently); successful completion of fitness assessment; or consent of instructor.
Description: Analysis of fundamental skills and strategies in teaching a variety of fitness activities. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 309 : Instructional Analysis: Soccer and Softball

Prerequisites: KIN 340 or approval of instructor. Sufficient experience to demonstrate basic proficiency in performing the fundamental skills of the activities in this course; otherwise, it is recommended that the student take the corresponding activity course(s) prior to enrolling in this class.
Description: Analysis of fundamental skills and strategies in soccer and softball for teaching and coaching beginning and intermediate learners. Skill progressions, feedback, structuring effective learning environments, addressing individual differences. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 322 : Sport in America

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Interpretation of contemporary issues in sport from the perspective of American society. Professional sport, women in sport, and youth sport using a multimedia approach that includes film, print media, literature and historical texts.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 325 : Computer Applications in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and Kin 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Enrollment priority to kinesiology majors.
Description: Information management for kinesiology applications using computerized word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, outlining, and databases. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 330 GW : Becoming a Kinesiologist - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 with grade of C- or better or equivalent; undeclared with interest in KIN or declared KIN major.
Description: Development of students' critical thinking and writing abilities specific to the discripline of kinesiology. Focus on synthesizing research, obtaining employment, and addressing current issues in kinesiolgy. (ABC/NC grading only; C-/CR not allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 331 : Peak Performance

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of mental factors which one can train and which help bring about optimum performance in sport and other endeavors. Practical application for maximizing human potential.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 340 : Orientation to Teaching Physical Education

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Professionalism in school-based physical education. Contemporary view of physical education, guided observation in K-12 schools, self-assessment, and plan for professional development as a prospective teacher. Physical education as a career choice. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 355 : Science, Sport, and Fitness

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; BIOL 100 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Physiological and mechanical principles of sport and fitness. Evaluation of myths and truths about sport science, nutrition, injury prevention, physics of exercise, sport, and individualizing training programs.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Physical and Biological Sciences Area (PBS) Category C Integrative Science
  • Segment III Cluster - Health and Wellness
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 384 : Research Methods in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, KIN 250, Math 124 or equivalent with all grades of C or better; upper dividion stadning or consent of instructor.
Description: Understanding and applying research methods and statistics relevant for studying kinesiology. Topics include sampling, validity, reliablity, experimental design, qualitative approaches, and statistical analyses. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 401 : Elementary School Physical Education, K-5

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Physical education majors must take concurrently with KIN 402.
Description: Movement, fitness, and skill programs for children. Objectives, organization, and conduct of successful physical education programs. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 402 : Practicum in Physical Education, N-5

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Physical education majors must take concurrently with KIN 401.
Description: Directed experiences as teaching assistants of physical education in pre-school and elementary school programs.
Units: 1-3

KIN 402 : Practicum in Physical Education, N-5

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Physical education majors must take concurrently with KIN 401.
Description: Directed experiences as teaching assistants of physical education in pre-school and elementary school programs.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 437 : Physical Dimensions of Aging

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, KIN 250, BIOL 328, and BIOL 212, all with grades of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of the physical aspects of aging from a developmental perspective in the adult years; the role of exercise/activity in the maintenance of functionality; hypotheses of physical decline, implications of age-related physical changes for daily living and activity patterns. Paired with KIN 737. Students who have completed KIN 737 may not take KIN 437 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 457 : Culture, Gender, and Movement

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Transmission of culture, values, and gender roles through a variety of movement forms. Interpretation of the cultural dimension of movement.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 480 : Anatomical Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; BIOL 328 and KIN 250 [formerly KIN 350], all with grades of C or better; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Structure and function of the musculoskeletal system in movement; relation to external forces; principles of aggregate muscle function. Application to exercise, skill, activities of daily living. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 482 : Exercise Physiology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250, BIOL 212 and BIO 213, all with grades of C or better. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 483.
Description: Examination of the acute physiological responses to exercise and the adaptations that occur with systematic exercise training.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 483 : Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250, BIOL 212 and BIO 213, all with grades of C or better. Must be taken concurrenlty with KIN 482.
Description: Effects of various types of exercise on the body's physiological systems. Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 485 : Biomechanics

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; BIOL 328, KIN 250, and KIN 480, all with grades of C or better; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Mechanical principles applied to analyzing human movement. Interaction of mover and physical environment, efficiency in tasks of daily living, work settings, sport, and exercise. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 486 : Motor Learning

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in an activitycourse is recommeded.
Description: Acquisition and development of motor skill with application to teaching and therapeutic intervention. Coordination, perception, task analysis, learning, and the facilitation of skill acquisition.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 487 : Motor Development

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Developmental perspective on the physical, psychological, and social factors which contribute to the acquisition of motor control and movement performance from the prenatal stage through old age.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 488 : Assessment in Physical Education

Prerequisites: Completion of quantitative reasoning requirement with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Testing and measuring performance; history of test construction and use; selected statistical methods; test administration and evaluation. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3

KIN 489 : History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better, and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: History and philosophy of physical activity from ancient times to the early 20th century. Evolution of attitudes towards exercise and physical fitness.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 490 : Introduction to Sport and Fitness Program Management

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I courses; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to the academic and professional field of sport and fitness administration and management by grounding students in the history, socio-cultural context, and structure of community and private fitness clubs and university, elite amateur, and professional sports organizations.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 502 : Sport and Social Issues

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Influences of media, politics, economy, social attitudes on sport institutions from childhood practices to professional athletics. Race, gender, and social class perspectives.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Media Literacy in the Electronic Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 504 : Sport and Exercise Psychology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Psychological factors influencing performance of physical activity in sport, exercise, educational, and rehabilitative settings, including social implications, theoretical perspectives, and application of research findings in the areas of sport and exercise psychology. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 510 : Sport, Movement, and Screen Culture

Prerequisites: ENG214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing or cosent of instructor.
Description: Examination of how the cultural, political, psychological, and historical dimensions of sport and other forms of movement are portrayed in feature films and documentaries. Presentations of identify, power, performance, social justice, and the body are also analyzed.
Units: 3

KIN 536 : Movement for Individuals with Mild Disabilities

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 250 with grades of C or better and six units of upper division KIN courses; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Mild and moderate disabling conditions throughout the lifespan as they relate to the development and efficiency of movement. Implications for design and conduct of movement programs, inclusion and evaluation of individual needs. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 537 : Movement for Individuals with Severe Disabilities

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 250 with grades of C or better; six units of upper division KIN courses; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Severe and profound disabling conditions throughout the lifespan as they relate to the development and efficiency of movement. Implications for design and conduct of movement programs, inclusion, and evaluation of individual needs.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 538 : Therapeutic Exercise

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250, all with grades of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 482/KIN 483 or KIN 355 ; KIN 480; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Fitness programming, conditioning, and stress reduction for individuals who are disabled. Factors that influence exercise and the disabled include positioning, use of assistive devices, specifically designed equipment, wheelchairs, and utilization of personal aids.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 539 : Motor Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250, all with grades of C or better; Kin 536 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; 537 recommended; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Evaluation and diagnosis of motor ability problems for individuals with disabilities. Evaluation methods and the development of individual education plans.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 555 : Exercise Testing and Prescription

Prerequisites: KIN 189 or equivalent, KIN 480, KIN 482, KIN 483 or consent of instructor.
Description: Principles and practices of prescribing exercise to healthy individuals, and individuals with conditions such as cardiac problems, asthma, diabetes, pregnancy, and physical disabilities. Assists in preparation for ACSM certification. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 570 : Directed Coaching Experience

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; completion of six units in the coaching sequence; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Assistant coaching experience, recreation leagues, youth, interscholastic or intercollegiate athletics. Site must be approved in advance. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 580 : Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School Physical Education, Grades 6-12

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 486 or KIN 487; upper division standing; or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 581.
Description: Strategies and teaching styles to establish the environment for learning motor skills. Long- and short-term planning, class management and communication techniques, evaluation procedures, and basic legal considerations.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 581 : Practicum in Middle and High School Physical Education

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; enrollment in teaching credential program; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 580.
Description: Directed experiences in teaching and coaching youth and adolescents in activities common to middle and high school physical education programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 620 : Advanced Practicum in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing; and consent of instructor and associate chair.
Description: Individually directed experiences as student trainers, varsity sport managers, or special leadership assistants in kinesiology. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 621 : Advanced Practicum in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; upper division standing; and consent of instructor and associate chair.
Description: Individually directed experiences as student trainers, varsity sport managers, or special leadership assistants in kinesiology.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 630 : Internship in Adapted Physical Education

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 536, KIN 537, KIN 538; upper division standing; or consent of instructor. Recommended: KIN 539 (may be taken concurrently).
Description: Directed experiences with exceptional individuals participating in PE programs in schools or other agencies; supervised development of individual plans. Includes weekly seminars.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 636 : Neuromotor Control Processes

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW, and KIN 250 with a grade of C or better; two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 486; upper division standing or consent of instructor. PSY 581 or BIOL 642 is recommended.
Description: Neuromuscular processes underlying coordination and control of movement in the context of skill. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 680 : Quantitative Analysis of Human Movement

Prerequisites: KIN 485 with grade of C or better; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Quantitative analytic tools and techniques applied to movement. Identification and measurement of biomechanical correlates as means of understanding coordination and movement strategies in the context of development, learning, performance, and rehabilitation. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 681 : Muscle Mechanics

Prerequisites: KIN 480 and KIN 482/KIN 483; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Basic and applied physiological properties of skeletal muscles, tendons and ligaments, in the context of the physiological adaptations from disuse, injury, and training. (Paired with KIN 781. Students who have completed KIN 781 may not take KIN 681 for credit.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 683 : Applied Exercise Physiology

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; BIOL 328, BIOL 212, and BIOL 213, and KIN 384, 482 and 483 with grades of C or better; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Application of basic exercise physiology principles to the enhancement of energy capacity, work tolerance under environmental stress, metabolic basis for weight and body composition control, and aging/health-related aspects of exercise. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 685 : Projects in the Teaching of Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Advanced standing in kinesiology; approval of associate chair and supervising instructor; and grade of B or better in course in which student will be an instructional aide.
Description: Teaching experiences in kinesiology through assigned instructional projects in a classroom or laboratory, and under the guidance of a faculty member. Training in pedagogical principles, including supervised classroom teaching activities. Units may not be applied towards fulfilling major requirements. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)
Units: 1-3

KIN 690 : Internship in Fitness/Wellness

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 384, 482, 483, and490; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Prior completion of KIN 555 is strongly recommended. Attendance at MANDATORY meeting at the end of the semester PRIOR to enrollment is required. Dates and times will be posted in the gymnasium.
Description: Work as a trainee with professionals in the field of fitness/wellness, and extend learning experiences beyond those acquired on campus.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 696 : Kinesiology Community-Based Internship

Prerequisites: KIN 384, KIN 482, KIN 483, KIN 485, KIN 486, and KIN 504; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Enrollment preference given to graduating seniors.
Description: Kinesiology community-based internship with youth in underserved communities coupled with a theory-practice project. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 697 : Integrative Research Seminar

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; or consent of instructor; passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 384, KIN 482, KIN 483, KIN 485, KIN 486. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 698. Enrollment preference given to graduating seniors.
Description: Critical analysis and research design to explore a topic in exercise and movement science from multidisciplinary perspective. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 698 : Senior Research Project

Prerequisites: Passing JEPET or ENG 414 or KIN 330 GW and two additional courses of the GE Segment I requirements; KIN 384, 482, 483, 485, 486; upper division standing; or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 697. Enrollment preference given to graduating seniors.
Description: Conduct an appropriate research study in the student's area of concentration.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of associate chair and supervising instructor. Overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
Description: Intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of an instructor of the department. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

KIN 710 : Research in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in kinesiology, a computer and a statistics course, or consent of instructor.
Description: Descriptive, quasi-experimental, experimental, and qualitative research in kinesiology. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 715 : Research Designs and Analysis

Prerequisites: KIN 710 or consent of instructor.
Description: Designs and statistics in descriptive, experimental, quasi-experimental, and qualitative research. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 730 : Advanced Biomechanics

Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in biomechanics or kinesiology, or consent of instructor.
Description: Techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis of movement as a mean of understanding movement processes.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 733 : Motor Learning

Prerequisites: KIN 720 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Factors influencing the development and acquisition of motor skill with emphasis upon a dynamical systems perspective. Current theory and research in motor skill is discussed with implications for practice. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 734 : Physical Activity Programs for Underserved Youth

Prerequisites: Upper division undergraduate or graduate standing.
Description: A survey of the theory and practice of physical activity-based programs for underserved youth that emphasize life skills and active learning. Understanding the theoretical dynamics of physical activity on youth development and its potential for practical application. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 736 : Advanced Neuromotor Control

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced neuromotor control will cover the current theories and underlying neurophysiology of motor control and learning. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 737 : Physical Dimensions of Aging

Prerequisites: None
Description: For description, see KIN 437. Paired with KIN 437. Students who have completed KIN 437 may not take KIN 737 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 740 : Advanced Exercise Metabolism

Prerequisites: KIN 482 or equivalent.
Description: Historical and contemporary evaluation of energy metabolism, nutrition, and neuromuscular functions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 742 : Exercise and Cardiovascular Dynamics

Prerequisites: BIOL 328, BIOL 212, and KIN 482.
Description: Understanding the regulation of the cardiovascular system as it relates to regulatory mechanisms for acute and chronic exercise. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 746 : Clinical Exercise Physiology

Prerequisites: KIN 482, KIN 483, KIN 555.
Description: Examination of acute and chronic responses to exercise in patients with various cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases. Emphasis is placed on the pathophysiology of the disease process, assessment of disease severity, and exercise testing and prescription in clinical populations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

KIN 750 : Curriculum and Instruction I: Physical Education

Prerequisites: Admission to credential program or consent of instructor.
Description: Principles and practices for teaching physical education, including planning of content and instruction with consideration of student learning and state standards. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 751 : Curriculum and Instruction II: Physical Education

Prerequisites: KIN 750. Must be taken concurrently with S ED 660/S ED 760.
Description: Principles and practices for teaching physical education to all learners, with additional emphases on assessment, reflective practice, and technology. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 755 : Exercise Electrocardiography, Testing and Prescription

Prerequisites: KIN 482, 483, and 555 or equivalent.
Description: In-depth theoretical background for exercise, electrocardiography, testing, and prescription for individuals and groups in clinical, corporate, community and occupational settings. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 763 : Motivation and Performance

Prerequisites: One course in PSY (200 level or above), or KIN 331, or consent of instructor.
Description: Psychological perspectives of human performance and research findings in the areas of sport and exercise psychology; awareness of literature focused on the psychological dimension. (Not open to students who have completed KIN 663.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 766 : Sociocultural Bases of Physical Activity

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Sociocultural factors underlying participation in physical activity, sport, and exercise. Implications for the practitioner.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 781 : Muscle Mechanics

Prerequisites: KIN 480 and KIN 482.
Description: Paired with KIN 681. For course description, see KIN 681. Students who have completed KIN 681 may not take KIN 781 for credit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 795 : Seminar in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Completion of 15 advancement to candidacy (ATC) units.
Description: Interdisciplinary seminar on relevant kinesiology issues, areas of interest, problems, and future directions. Involves extensive analysis of recent and significant research. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 895 : Master's Project in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Completion of core and concentration requirements; consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Development of a research question on a topic approved by faculty with literature review, methodology and statistical analysis. Includes proposal and oral presentation. Advancement to Candidacy and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement must be approved by Graduate Studies before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 896 : Directed Reading in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: Completion of 21 units on the ATC, consent of adviser and instructor.
Description: Integrating information in movement and exercise science or a significant issue. May be repeated once for a total of 6 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

KIN 897 : Independent Research in Kinesiology

Prerequisites: KIN 710, 715 or equivalent, twelve graduate units completed in M.A. program, and consent of graduate adviser.
Description: Independent, original research investigation supervised by a graduate adviser. For students who selected the thesis culminating experience. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status for the Master of Arts, KIN 897, and consent of graduate major adviser and instructor; and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Advancement to Candidacy and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

KIN 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Graduate status with demonstrated ability to do independent work and consent of adviser and supervising instructor.
Description: Independent study or research is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for a total of six units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1-3
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