Undergraduate Adviser: Associate Chair
Graduate Coordinator: Steve Evans
Lecturers—Caughlan, Fein, Hyde, Jensen, Kalliam, Kuo, Manzano, Norrise, Rundell, Simpson, Thomas, Yamaguchi
B.S. in Physical Education: Concentration in Exercise Science and Fitness
B.S. in Physical Education: Concentration in Human Movement Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Curriculum
Minor in Athletic Coaching
Certificate in Athletic Coaching
M.A. in Physical Education
For the general student and the major student, the department also offers a wide array of activity classes providing instruction in motor skills from the beginning to the advanced level, and an array of general education courses examining aspects of physical activity and performance from the psychological, biological, and sociological perspectives.
Students opting for the B.A. in Physical Education are likely to be interested in the study of movement, exercise, and sport in relation to a personal theme, or an ultimate career goal that extends beyond traditional departmental boundary lines (i.e., sport studies, journalism, wellness, mind-body relationships, etc.). In addition, it is expected that students interested in obtaining a teaching credential in physical education will opt for the B.A. degree.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science, students will be prepared for immediate careers in exercise leadership and/or for advanced study in a number of movement and exercise related fields. This degree, with either concentration, serves as a recommended option for students interested in careers in physical or occupational therapy and related rehabilitative fields. All students complete a prescribed series of foundation requirements, core requirements, and opt for one of the two previously mentioned concentrations.
The Exercise Science and Fitness Concentration prepares students who wish to become exercise physiologists or fitness specialists in clinical, research, educational, or business settings, or who wish to pursue graduate studies in exercise sciences. Those who desire expertise in personal training (i.e., one-to-one exercise advisers), cardiac rehabilitation, and exercise program direction should also select this concentration.
The concentration examines the effect of acute and chronic exercise on physiological systems. Students study the consequences of exercise on various components of physical fitness and wellness, on reduction of risk for a number of diseases, on prevention of various medical problems, and on rehabilitation from injuries. In addition, they acquire physical fitness and wellness assessment and exercise prescription skills for factors such as body composition, aerobic power, flexibility, muscular power, strength and endurance. The program includes examination of various types of health and fitness centers, their approaches to physical fitness and wellness, and their administrative and managerial practices.
The Human Movement Studies Concentration prepares students for advanced study in a number of movement related fields. This concentration should be elected by students who wish to pursue graduate study in areas such as physical or occupational therapy, biomechanics, motor learning and development, and ergonomics, or by any individual whose primary interest is in the study of human movement as a process and phenomenon.
The programmatic approach is multidisciplinary and invites study in the sciences, psychology, philosophy, and communication. The program examines those factors that influence the form, function, and effectiveness of movement. The framework for study is the understanding of variables which influence development, acquisition, and control of movement and skill, including factors that affect performance, refinement, or relearning of motor skill.
Students become adept in observation and analysis of movement and in use of videography and computer technology to study movement related questions. Throughout their studies, students apply the knowledge and skills they gain to analyses of movement problem(s) which are of personal interest and significance.
Many of the courses listed in the major patterns which follow have prerequisites or corequisites. Thus, they must be taken in a particular sequence. (Consult the specific course descriptions in this Bulletin.) Further, up to twelve units may overlap between the major and General Education (where a specific course is also approved for a segment of General Education). Prior approval of the student's major adviser is required for all individually tailored groups of courses and for course substitutions.
All courses used to satisfy completion of major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. No CR/NC grades may be used on the major petition for graduation.
This program is intended to provide physical and occupational therapists, teachers, coaches, specialists in exercise and fitness, and other movement-related professionals, an opportunity to study movement and exercise processes within a multidimensional framework emphasizing both theory and research, and their clinical or practical implications. The program is designed to provide students with the basic knowlege as well as the critical and evaluative skills necessary to find bridges between theory and practice as it relates to their unique professional interests.
The program is designed to allow students an area of emphasis in either Exercise Science or Movement Science. The Exercise Science emphasis will support further knowledge in physiological applications to exercise and skill. The Movement Science emphasis will support further knowledge on the development, (re)acquisition, and performance of motor skills. Study of the techniques in the analysis of human movement is common in each emphasis. Course work which supports the study of movement disability, socio-cultural influences on exercise and skill, and psychological bases of optimum performance is also offered.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Kinesiology discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
Core Units BIOL 100/101 Human Biology and Labora- tory (3-1) or BIOL 230 Introductory Biol- ogy I (5) 4-5 BIOL 328 Human Anatomy 4 KIN 350 Movement and Skill 3 KIN 355 Science, Sport, and Fitness or KIN 482 Exercise Physiology 3 KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology 3 KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement 3 Select one of the following: 3 KIN 489 History and Philosophy of Sport KIN 591 Origins and Meanings of Human Movement Select one of the following: 3 KIN 486 Motor Learning KIN 487 Motor Development Physical Activity Requirement 0-4 With prior approval of an adviser, select one physical activity course from each of four different areas to gain experience in a variety of move- ment forms [i.e., team sport, indi- vidual sport or activity (including dance or yoga), martial arts, and a fitness related activity]. With permis- sion of an adviser, students may utilize prior or current movement experiences, considered equivalent to a course, which do not yield university credit to fulfill all or part of this requirement. Thematic Emphasis 12 Upper division electives to support a particular theme, with prior approval of a departmental adviser. At least six units must be courses with a Kinesiol- ogy prefix. Examples of themes: child- ren and movement, sport journalism, sport psychology or sociology, activity and aging, women in sport, cross- cultural perspectives, exercise and fitness, movement and/or exercise science, movement and disability, phil- osophy of mind-body-action, wellness. Total units for degree 39-43NOTE: Students who wish to be credentialed to teach physical education, and who are using the Bachelor of Arts program to support completion of the Single Subject Waiver Program in Physical Education, should utilize the thematic emphasis to take the appropriate configuration of courses toward this goal. Additional information regarding the Single Subject Waiver Program is available in GYM 104 and in BH 130.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The department offers a 124-unit Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with Concentrations in: Exercise Science and Fitness and Human Movement Studies. The concentrations course of study includes: (1) a set of foundation requirements, some of which may be utilized to fulfill general education requirements; (2) a set of core courses within the department which establishes the framework for the study of movement, exercise, and skill from a variety of perspectives; and (3) two sets of concentration-specific courses which serve the purpose of preparing the student for specific careers and/or graduate study within the field. Students must select one of these two concentrations.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Kinesiology discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
Foundation Requirements Units
BIOL 100/101 Human Biology and Labora-
tory (3-1) or
BIOL 230 Introductory Biol-
ogy (5) 4-5
BIOL 328 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 610/611 Human Physiology and
Laboratory (3-1) 3
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics 3
KIN 325 Computer Applications in Health
Education, Kinesiology, and
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
PHYS 101/102 Conceptual Physics and
Laboratory (3-1) or
PHYS 111/112 General Physics I and
Laboratory (3-1) 4
CHEM 101/102 Survey of Chemistry and Labora-
tory (3-1) or
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (5) 4-5
Total for foundation 29-31
KIN 350 Movement and Skill 3
KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 482 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 485 Biomechanics 3
KIN 486 Motor Learning 3
Total for core 15
Select either the Exercise Science and Fitness
Concentration or the Human Movement Studies
(see below) 23-24
Total for degree 67-70
All major students are encouraged to participate in physical activities that complement their current movement/fitness repertoire. Ongoing participation in activity is viewed as a personal laboratory extension of many of the ideas and issues discussed throughout the course of study.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education: Exercise Science and Fitness Concentration
Units Foundation requirements (see above) 29-31 Core requirements (see above) 15 DIET 253 Nutrition in Health and Disease 3 KIN 102 Aerobic Conditioning 1 KIN 420 Field Experience in Fitness/ Wellness 1 KIN 450 Ergogenic Substances in Sport 2 KIN 488 Assessment 3 KIN 490 Fitness Program Management 2 KIN 555 Exercise Prescription 3 KIN 683 Applied Exercise Physiology 3 KIN 690 Internship in Fitness/Wellness 2 On advisement, students inter- ested in pursuing careers in physical or occupational therapy may substitute KIN 640, Intern- ship in Pre-Physical Therapy. KIN 697 Integrative Research Seminar 2 KIN 699 Independent Study 1 Total for major 67-70
Units Foundation requirements (see above) 29-31 Core requirements (see above) 15 KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement 3 KIN 610 Neuromotor Control Processes 3 KIN 560 Qualitative Analysis of Movement 2 KIN 680 Quantitative Analysis of Movement 3 KIN 697 Integrative Research Seminar 2 KIN 699 Independent Study 1 One activity class with a KIN or DANC prefix, selected with adviser's approval 1 Units selected from the following 9 On advisement, students interested in careers in physical or occupational therapy may utilize either PT 300, Introduction to Physical Therapy, and/or KIN 640, Intern- ship in Pre-Physical Therapy, toward meeting a portion of this requirement. KIN 487 Motor Development KIN 591 Origins and Meanings of Movement PSY 463 Human Factors PSY 493 Motivation PSY 581 Physiological Psychology Total for major 67-70
Physical and occupational therapy programs vary in their admissions requirements. The courses listed below, when added to those appearing in the major, provide a strong profile for application to many programs. However, students are strongly advised to check the specific requirements of each program to which they plan to apply. Some of the courses listed below may be substituted for parallel courses in the major, upon approval of the student's adviser in the Department of Kinesiology. Others may be taken as free electives or, in some cases, to fulfill General Education requirements. To stay informed and to optimize planning, students must work closely with a departmental adviser, and should become involved in the Physical Therapy Student Association.
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5 BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 5 BIOL 614 Vertebrate Histology or BIOL 210 General Microbiology and Public Health or A course in cell biology 3-4 CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 5 CHEM 113/114 General Chemistry II and Laboratory (3-2) 5 CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry or CHEM 333/334 Organic Chemistry I (3-2) 3 or 5 PHYS 111/112 General Physics I and Labora- tory (3-1) 4 PHYS 121/122 General Physics II and Labora- tory (3-1) 4 PSY 542 Abnormal Psychology 3Additional courses which may enhance the student's application to physical or occupational therapy programs include:
BIOL 640/641 Neuroscience I and Labora- tory (3,1) 4 BIOL 642 Neuroscience II 3 PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine 3 PSY 431 Developmental Psychology 3 PSY 330 Child Development 3 SOC 476 Medical Sociology 4Related courses in the following areas are recommended: adapted physical education, recreation therapy, health education, exercise science and fitness, human movement studies, multicultural aspects of society, research.
MINOR/CERTIFICATE IN ATHLETIC COACHING
Core Units KIN 295 First Aid and CPR 1 KIN 321 Introduction to Sports Injury Care 2 KIN 355 Science, Sport, and Fitness or KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology and KIN 482 Exercise Physiology 3-6 KIN 486 Motor Learning 3 KIN 504 Psychology of Coaching 3 Total for core 12-15 Select two courses from the following: (Previous competitive experience in the sport or consent of instructor is required.) 4 KIN 305 Practicum in Gymnastics and Floor Exercise KIN 310 Coaching Softball KIN 311 Coaching Baseball KIN 312 Coaching Basketball KIN 313 Coaching Volleyball KIN 314 Coaching Soccer KIN 315 Coaching Track and Field KIN 316 Coaching Swimming and Diving KIN 317 Coaching Football KIN 620/621 Advanced Practicum in Physical Education Activities* One elective from the following: 3 KIN 331 Peak Performance KIN 536 Movement Activities for Special Groups KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology KIN 482 Exercise Physiology KIN 487 Motor Development KIN 501 Women and Sports KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues KIN 570 Directed Coaching Experience 1 A one season coaching experience in youth athletics, recreation leagues, inter- scholastic, or intercollegiate athletics in a sport in which a coaching course is selected. Total for minor/certificate 20-23*Limited to Wrestling under the supervision of the head coach of that sport.
MASTER OF ARTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Kinesiology discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). Upper division major courses are, except with special permission, typically not acceptable for the program. Special permission may be granted by the adviser and graduate faculty.
Core Requirements Units KIN 710 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 KIN 712 Motor Learning and Control 3 KIN 714 Exercise Physiology 3 Other Requirements Area of emphasis 9 Electives in support of area of emphasis 3-9 Culminating Experience Options One of the following options must be selected 3-9 Thesis KIN 711 Research and Statistics in Kinesiology KIN 897 Independent Research in Kinesiology KIN 898 Master's Thesis and Oral Defense of Thesis Master's Project KIN 895 Master's Project in Kinesiology Comprehensive Written Examination KIN 896 Directed Readings in Kinesiology Minimum total 30
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