Academic Departments and Programs

Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology provides opportunities to study the functional science of human movement and gain hands-on experience while enhancing quality of life by linking campus life to positive and healthful living for College of Idaho students. You will work closely with faculty while you study kinesiology through the College's unique PEAK curriculum and graduate prepared to help yourself and others achieve lifelong wellness.

Why study Kinesiology at The College of Idaho?

At The College of Idaho students can pursue two different PEAK majors, Physical Education and Exercise Science, or three PEAK minors, Coaching, Health Education, and Physical Education. In addition the department offers a unique blend of activity courses in 6-week blocks (except Winter term which is 4 weeks) that assist and provide our students with opportunities to explore or enrich a healthy environment. Students also gain practical experience in the Department of Kinesiology's Human Performance Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that introduces C of I students to current physiological testing (40 different tests), uses of Wingate, MVO2, lactate and metabolic testing using a treadmill or bicycle.

Career Opportunities for C of I Kinesiology Students

Studying kinesiology at The College of Idaho prepares strong, healthy, and knowledgeable graduates who are prepared to succeed in a variety of fields. Our alumni include K-12 teachers, coaches, personal trainers, physical and occupational therapists, and graduate students in medical school (and physician assistant programs). Other potential fields of work include nutrition and dietetics, biomechanics, physiology, sport psychology, motor development and learning, and exercise science. No matter what career you choose, a healthy mind and a healthy body is a recipe for success.

Majors

Exercise Science Major

50-51 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells and Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Laboratory

4

BIO-304

Human Physiology and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

KIN-304

Motor Learning

3

KIN-314

Research Methods in Kinesiology

3

KIN-319

Mechanical Analysis of Sport

3

KIN-343

Physiology of Exercise and Laboratory

4

KIN-498

Sport Science Seminar

1

Complete 9 credits from the following courses:

KIN-312

Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription

3

KIN-410

Exercise Metabolism

3

KIN-411

Cardiopulmonary Physiology

3

KIN-424

Stress Testing and ECG Interpretation

3

KIN-496

Collaborative Research

1-3

Complete 1 course from the following:

MAT-125

Data Analysis and Statistics

3

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

MAT-175

Single Variable Calculus

4

MAT-212

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

Physical Education Major

42 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-104

Introduction to Human Anatomy

3

BIO-105

Introduction to Physiology of Exercise and Laboratory

4

KIN-102

First Aid and CPR

1

KIN-151

Personal Fitness

1

KIN-170

Team Sports Skills

2

KIN-171

Lifetime/Leisure Activities

2

KIN-200

Foundations of Physical Education

3

KIN-201

Introduction to Health

3

KIN-202

Sports Officiating

3

KIN-244

Care and Prevention of Injury

3

KIN-300

Applied Sport Psychology

3

KIN-304

Motor Learning

3

KIN-314

Research Methods in Kinesiology

3

KIN-319

Mechanical Analysis of Sport

3

KIN-434

Adapted Physical Education

3

KPHE-150

Physical Activity: Swimming

1

Complete 1 additional Physical Activity course from the following:

KPHE-150

Dance

1

KPHE-150

Weight Training

1

KPHE-150

Body Conditioning

1

KPHE-150

Jogging

1

Notes

Students seeking certification in Education must apply and be accepted into the Education Department and complete an education minor, please consult with an advisor. For certification in Education the following courses must also be completed in addition to the major requirements:

KIN-324 Management of PE, Recreation, and Athletics

KIN-328 Elementary Curriculum Planning in Health and PE

KIN-329 Secondary Curriculum Planning in PE

KPHE-150 Rhythmic Skills

Minors

Coaching Minor

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-104

Introduction to Human Anatomy

3

KIN-102

First Aid and CPR

1

KIN-202

Sports Officiating

3

KIN-210

Coaching Methods

2

KIN-244

Care and Prevention of Injury

3

KIN-300

Applied Sport Psychology

3

KIN-497

Internship

1

Health Education Minor

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-102

Biology of Human Disease

4

KIN-201

Introduction to Health

3

KIN-351

Instructional Methods in Health

3

MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

3

PSY-370

Health Psychology and Behaviorial Medicine

3

Notes

Students seeking Idaho State Department of Education certification, grades 6-12, must also take these additional courses:

KIN-317

Drug Use and Abuse

1

KIN-318

Nutrition

3

KIN-328

Elementary Curriculum Planning in Health & PE

2

KIN-350

Organization & Administration of School Health Program

3

PSY-128

Human Sexuality

3

Physical Education Minor

15-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-104

Introduction to Human Anatomy

3

BIO-105

Introduction to Physiology of Exercise and Laboratory

4

KIN-151

Personal Fitness

1

KIN-170 or
KIN-171

Team Sport Skills or
Lifetime/Leisure Activities

2

KIN-200

Foundations of Physical Education

3

MAT-111 or
higher

Contemporary Mathematics or higher-level math course

3-4

Notes

Students seeking Idaho State Department of Education certification, grades 6-12, must also take these additional courses:

KIN-170

Team Sports Skills

2

KIN-171

Lifetime/Leisure Activities

2

KIN-201

Introduction to Health

3

KIN-244

Care and Prevention of Injury

3

KIN-319

Mechanical Analysis of Sport

3

KIN-324

Management of PE, Recreation and Athletics

2

KIN-328 or
KIN-329

Elementary Curriculum Planning in Health and PE or
Secondary Curriculum Planning in PE

2