Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

KIN-102   First Aid and CPR1 credit

A study of first-aid procedures designed by the American Red Cross. The course focuses on CPR and rescue breathing techniques as well as emergency care and prevention of injuries and illness. Healthy lifestyle and personal safety awareness will be included. Certification is required for credit.

KIN-151   Personal Fitness1 credit

A course of study dealing with the development of a personalized fitness program in which both health and skill-related fitness components are included. Stress management, nutrition, exercise precautions, and equipment are also emphasized. Students develop self-assessments and individualized fitness programs. Individual labs are required.

KIN-170   Team Sports Skills2 credits

Prerequisites: P.E. major

Instruction and practice in sport skills (basketball, soccer, speed ball, volleyball, football and softball) emphasizing fundamental, skill progression and practical applications of team concepts.

KIN-171   Lifetime/Leisure Activities2 credits

Prerequisites: P.E. major

Instruction and practice in lifetime/leisure activities (archery, badminton, pickle ball, golf and tennis) emphasizing fundamentals, skill progression and practical applications of the activities.

KIN-200   Foundations of Physical Education3 credits

A course designed to acquaint the student with the concept of physical education as a profession and to orient the student to the College program. The course includes the history of physical education including philosophical, sociological, institutional and personal influences and application of education principles to physical education, recreation, and athletics.

KIN-201   Introduction to Health3 credits

An introductory survey of health with an emphasis on the school environment. Topics include communicable and non-communicable diseases, drugs, alcohol, human reproduction, and school health assessments.

KIN-202   Sports Officiating3 credits

A study of the rules, mechanics and philosophy of sports officiating.

KIN-210   Coaching Methods2 credits

An elective course for students seeking a minor in coaching, a major in either physical education or exercise science. Developing a knowledge base and application of principles of training, development of a coaching and training philosophy, writing and managing training logs, planning short and long term objectives, methods and style of coaching, how to train and the physiological effects of training. Evaluation of the processes involved in achieving performance objectives to enhance the appropriate physiological response to training/learning.

KIN-244   Care and Prevention of Injury3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-104 or BIO-303

A study of the prevention, recognition and treatment of common athletic injuries, including emergency first aid procedures, taping and wrapping.

KIN-294   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Special research projects on selected topics. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

KIN-300   Applied Sport Psychology3 credits

A course designed to teach the basics of motivation to physical educators, coaches, sport participants, and recreational professionals. The course will focus on individual differences as they apply to sport performance, emphasis on aggression, affiliation, motivation and personality traits of the sport participant.

KIN-304   Motor Learning3 credits

A study focusing on motor development as it affects physical, psychological and neurological factors of acquiring and developing motor skills. This course also provides a theoretical and practical basis for developing effective teaching/coaching strategies.

KIN-312   Health-Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-201 or BIO-210, BIO-202, CHE-141, KIN-102 and MAT-111 or higher. MAT-125 or MAT-212 is preferred.

A course of study that will exam the rationale for testing, risk stratification and risk factors, patient screening, contraindications to testing, lead systems/prepping, conducting the exercise test (patient instructions, informed consent, flow of test), testing modalities/protocols, metabolic calculations, interpretation of GXT results, when to stop testing, nuclear testing, pharmacological testing, exercise echocardiography, medications, crash cart and emergency medications, exercise prescription (Basics, Environmental concerns, Phase I-IV, Special Populations (LV dysfunction, transplants, diabetes, COPD, PVD, pregnancy, and PCTA). Case studies and station examinations will be used for evaluation.

KIN-314   Research Methods in Kinesiology3 credits

Prerequisites: MAT-111 or higher. MAT-112 or higher is preferred.

An analysis of and practice in measurement of physical activity as it relates to Physical Education and Exercise Science. The course focus is the development and implementation of the research/scientific method, to include but not limited to literature retrieval, process, components, formulation of the research problem and methods, interpretation of information and the selection of an appropriate statistical package. Written work to include but not limited to papers, projects, and poster presentations.

KIN-317   Drug Use and Abuse3 credits

Students will examine the nature and characteristics of stimulants, depressants (including alcohol), hallucinogens, narcotics, tobacco, and volatile chemicals. They will study patterns of use and abuse as well as coping methods of treatment. The class will identify economic, cultural and social problems related to use and abuse and evaluate misconceptions.

KIN-318   Nutrition3 credits

A course designed to examine nutrition with specific concentration on metabolism, activity, and diseases. Vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients and their functions will be studied.

KIN-319   Mechanical Analysis of Sport3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-104 or BIO-303, and MAT-111 or higher. MAT-125 or higher is preferred.

A study of the structure and movement patterns of the human body with emphasis on structural design and synergistic action of muscles. The course includes a review of the relationship of human movement to the physical laws of the environment.

KIN-324   Management of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics2 credits

Underlying philosophy, principles, policies, and procedures of administration as applied to health, physical education, recreation, and athletics. The course includes leadership techniques, long-range planning, budgeting, purchasing, facilities planning and care, curriculum development, legal liability, public relations and evaluation.

KIN-328   Elementary Curriculum Planning in Health and Physical Education2 credits

Development of a curriculum in health and physical education with emphasis at the K-8 grade levels, understanding lifespan development of K-8 focusing on developing content in fundamental skills, assessment, observation, test writing, and planning of grade-appropriate and developmentally appropriate skills. Students will apply national standards in developing unit and lesson plans.

KIN-329   Secondary Curriculum Planning in Physical Education2 credits

Development of a curriculum in physical education with emphasis at the 8-12 grade levels that focusing on fitness, wellness sport and lifetime activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. Emphasis on unit planning, lesson plans, assessment, development of portfolios with class management and observation skills geared to working with all secondary students in a variety of settings and the application of NASPE’s national standards in developing appropriate curriculum.

KIN-343   Physiology of Exercise3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-104, BIO-304 or BIO-374.

Corequisites: KIN-343L

A study of the effects of exercise on the structures and functions of the human body with emphasis on the characteristics of muscular contraction, fatigue, mechanism of movement, and acquisition of skill. The required laboratory experience will apply the information base from the lecture and will focus on measuring, evaluating, and analyzing anthropometric, metabolic, and physiologic functions and using the data to describe, predict, and change work capacity and performance training protocols.

KIN-343L   Physiology of Exercise Lab1 credit

Corequisites: KIN-343

The required laboratory experience for KIN-343 will apply the information base from the course lecture and will focus on measuring, evaluating, and analyzing anthropometric, metabolic, and physiologic functions and using the data to describe, predict and change work capacity and performance-training protocols.

KIN-350   Organization and Administration of School Health Programs3 credits

Prerequisites: KIN-201

The organization and administration of health education programs in the elementary and secondary schools to include health objectives, activities, program planning, class management, evaluation, finance, and related issues.

KIN-351   Instructional Methods in Health3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-102, KIN-201, KIN-244, and MAT-111 or higher. MAT-125 or higher is preferred.

Provides the student with opportunities/experiences to study and apply various methods, materials, and equipment for effective health instruction. Focus will be dealing with students, school age through adults. Students will be able to gain experience in planning and implementing by utilizing presentations (lectures, lesson and unit plans, discussion, and demonstrations). A practical lab experience will also be included.

KIN-408   Adult Fitness Programming3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-303 and KIN-343.

A course designed to help students gain experience in fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and fitness programming. Students will work hands-on with clients, who may include staff and faculty from various departments on campus who are interested in starting and maintaining an active lifestyle. Students will provide the client a self-directed exercise program that includes cardiorespiratory, strength training, and flexibility activities. This course is recommended for all students who wish to pursue a career in adult fitness programming, community and corporate wellness, and cardiac rehabilitation.

KIN-410   Exercise Metabolism3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-201 or BIO-210, BIO-202, CHE-142, KIN-343, and MAT-111 or higher. MAT-125 or MAT-212 is preferred.

The aim of this course is for students to learn the underlying cellular and metabolic mechanisms and to understand how these mechanisms apply to exercise, health, and disease. The main mechanisms and concepts to be addressed relate to 1) cellular physiology, 2) bioenergetics, 3) carbohydrates, fats, and protein biological roles, 4) fluid balance, and 5) reactive oxygen species and antioxidants. Particular emphasis is placed on the logic controlling metabolism and understanding the relationship of metabolism to performance, health, and disease or disease risk. Students will contribute to both the teaching of the course and choosing of the content relating to the course. Metabolic and nutritional aspects of exercise will be examined from the following perspective: acute effects of exercise, adaptations to exercise, health impact of both sedentary and active lifestyles, and impact of nutrition availability.

KIN-411   Cardiopulmonary Physiology3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-201 or BIO-210, BIO-202, CHE-142, KIN-343, and MAT-111 or higher. MAT-125 or MAT-212 is preferred.

This course emphasizes basic normal physiological mechanisms during rest and with reference to physical work and exercise. The focus of the course is on the mechanisms that affect the heart, systemic circulation, kidney, acid base, thermoregulation, blood vessels, internal and external respiration and the biochemistry of the cardiopulmonary system. In addition, we will discuss the mechanisms involved in physiological adaptations during stress and exertion in apparently healthy populations. Real life cases will be used to provide plausible and reasonable explanations and solutions.

KIN-424   Stress Testing and ECG Interpretaion3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-304, CHE-142, and KIN-343.

This course is designed to fill the needs of students who desire to interpret resting and exercise, normal and abnormal ECG, as well as provide an overview of heart anatomy, function, and neurophysiology. A key course for any student who has an interest or desire to pursue the American College of Sports Medicine certification as exercise specialist or registered clinical exercise physiologist.

KIN-434   Adapted Physical Education3 credits

A study of prevalent disabilities with implications for program development, organization, administration, and evaluation of adapted physical education at the elementary and secondary school levels.

KIN-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Special research projects on selected topics. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

KIN-496   Collaborative Research1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

A laboratory or field research problem culminating in a paper written according to departmental guidelines.

KIN-497   Internship3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Individually arranged internships at organizations such as the Idaho Youth Ranch, Idaho State School Hospital, YMCA, and agencies to enhance students’ educational opportunities. Term papers, reports, or other assignments may be required. See internship guidelines. See internship guidelines.

KIN-498   Sport Science Seminar1 credit

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

A critical review of current research and related topics in sport science as well as seminars and lectures on topics of current interest in sport science.