Kinesiology Courses

187, 188, 189 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

194 Introduction to Clinical Laboratories (1/2)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the athletic training major or permission of instructor.
The theory behind basic athletic training practices and the application of the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Michel.

201 Foundations of Healthful Living (1)
An in-depth presentation of crucial health issues emphasizing the need and effect of exercise and physical activity on the body. Included are units on the cardiovascular system, the muscular system, nutrition, diet, weight control, drugs, fitness and physical profiles, plus individualized exercise and activity programs. Lecture and laboratory. Staff.

203 First Aid (1/2)
Basic and advanced course work and skills in the following areas: CPR, first aid, automated external defibrillator, emergency and non-emergency management of injuries and illnesses and professional rescuer skills. American Red Cross certificates may be earned in each area. Required for the students enrolled in the teacher education program, health minor and athletic training major. (Course fee.) Staff.

205 Water Safety Instructor (1/2)
Prerequisite: Current Red Cross Emergency Water Safety Skills and Swimmer Skills.
Designed for students who seek professional insights into teaching and administering aquatic programs, and community swimming programs. The American Red Cross water safety instructor's certificate may be earned. Offered in alternate years. Staff.

207 Introduction to Kinesiology (1)
An introduction to the interdisciplinary approach to the science and study of human movement. Provides an orientation to various educational pathways, requirements and career opportunities in kinesiology in the areas of teaching, coaching, therapeutic exercise, fitness and health, and sport management professions. Includes basic concepts of the kinesiology discipline and an overview of the relevance of foundational sub-disciplines. Addresses issues, challenges and current/future trends. Exercise science majors must take this course for a numerical grade. Betz.

211 Human Systems Anatomy (1)
Emphasizes the body systems most involved with human movement, sport and exercise (e.g., skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory). Provides basic information on systems considered less important to human movement (e.g., integumentary, lymphatic, urinary, digestive and endocrine). Betz, R. Moss.

213 Athletic Injuries Prevention and Treatment (1)
An overview of athletic training and its role as an allied health profession: the history and evolution of athletic training, basic sports-related injury prevention and assessment procedures, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities and athletic training management and administration. Development of hands-on skills, such as taping, basic rehabilitation and modality implementation, in lecture and laboratory sessions. Michel.

233 Human Gross Anatomy (1)
Prerequisite: Kinesiology major or permission of instructor.
The basic musculoskeletal anatomical concepts related to the human body. Emphasizes applications to physical activity and musculoskeletal injury. Lecture and laboratory (cadaver). R. Moss.

240 Sports Nutrition (1/2)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Introduction to nutrition as the study of foods and their effects upon health, development and performance of the individual. Emphasizes the role nutrition plays in the improvement of athletic performance and the physiological processes of nutrient utilization by the human body. Staff.

243 Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques (1)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 233, acceptance into the athletic training major or permission of instructor.
The anatomical and physiological foundation necessary to assess the physically active individual. Strategies used for systematic and thorough evaluation, and referral procedures used following assessment to ensure a continuum of care. C. Moss.

244 Lower Extremity Assessment (1)
Designed to provide the anatomical and physiological foundation necessary to perform and understand the assessment of lower extremity pathology in physically active individuals. Utilizes specific evaluation strategies to develop a plan for systematic and thorough evaluation. Stresses appreciation of the referral procedures following assessment to ensure a continuum of care. May not be taken credit/no credit. C. Moss.

253 Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities I (1)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 233, acceptance into the athletic training major or permission of instructor.
The basic concepts related to the modality use and rehabilitation concepts of the physically active individual: modality selection, pharmacological considerations, record-keeping, program design and implementation, and safety. The psychology of rehabilitation, including goal-setting and motivation. Clinical application of rehabilitation techniques, including strategies for proper exercise selection based on anatomical and physiological considerations, program administration, and guidelines for program progression. C. Moss.

287, 288, 289 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

290 Clinical Experience I (1/4)
Presents the theory behind introductory athletic training practices and the clinical applications of these practices. Develops proficiency in the application of the specific competencies in supervised clinical situations. May not be taken credit/no credit. Michel.

293 Clinical Laboratory in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the athletic training major.
The theory behind introductory athletic training practices and the clinical applications of these practices. Development of proficiency in the application of the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Michel.

294 Clinical Laboratory II in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the athletic training major.
The theory behind basic athletic training practices and clinical applications. Development of proficiency in the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Michel.

310 Research and Statistics in Kinesiology (1)
Qualitative and quantitative research approaches specific to the various disciplinary areas in kinesiology. Topics include research ethics; selecting and developing a research problem; reviewing the literature, developing research hypotheses, writing research proposals; issues in measurement, data collection issues; statistical analyses; and communicating the results of research. Betz.

342 Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training (1)
Prerequiste: Kinesiology 253.
Advanced rehabilitative and modality techniques including modality selection, application and safety criteria for the care of the physically active, including gait and orthotic evaluation and fitting, electrical stimulation, manual therapy techniques, and corrective exercises in rehabilitation. C.Moss.

353 Athletic Training Administration (1/2)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The administrative issues of athletic training: basic management theory and the medical model relative to various athletic training settings; human resources, facilities and budget, insurance, information management and research; practice requirements and documents in the athletic training profession. Michel.

368 Kinesiology and Biomechanics (1)
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 211.
Applies anatomical knowledge and mechanical principles to skills in motor activity, exercise, sport and daily activities. R. Moss.

369 Human Physiology (1)
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 211.
An introduction to the study of the physiological phenomena presented by the human body. Focuses on the function of organs and organ systems and includes practical applications in kinesiology and the care and prevention of athletic injuries. Betz.

379 Exercise Physiology (1)
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 369 or permission of instructor.
An examination of the mechanisms and processes by which the body performs its various functions. Emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous systems as they relate to physical activity. Betz.

381 Exercise Testing and Prescription (1)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 240, 368, 379.
Provides the knowledge and tools to properly conduct various aspects of exercise testing such as the assessment of risk stratification, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, body composition and flexibility. Applies these assessments in development of exercise programs and prescriptions for both a general health and fitness population and a clinical population. Emphasizes the American College of Sports Medicine’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription with specific focus on the knowledge, skills and abilities for the Health Fitness Specialist Certification. Betz.

382 Scientific Basis for Conditioning (1)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 240, 368, 379.
Covers the physiological mechanisms underlying both neuromuscular and cardiorespiratory conditioning, the techniques associated with anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, and muscular and cardiovascular evaluation and conditioning. Builds an understanding of both the acute and chronic adaptations of the cardiorespiratory system to exercise stress and explores the neural control mechanisms responsible for regulating the cardiorespiratory response to static and dynamic exercise. Topics range from the physiology of strength and endurance training, basic principles of strength and endurance development, strength and endurance training variables, proper lifting technique and safety procedures. Betz.

387, 388, 389 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

390 Clinical Experience III (1/4)
Presents the theory behind intermediate athletic training practices and clinical applications. Develops proficiency in the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. May not be taken credit/no credit. Offered every other fall. Michel.

391, 392 Internship (1/2, 1)
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.

393 Clinical Laboratory III in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
Presents the theory behind intermediate athletic training practices and clinical applications. Develops proficiency in the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Michel.

394 Clinical Laboratory IV in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The theory behind intermediate athletic training practices and clinical applications. Development of proficiency in the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Staff.

401 Athletic Training Senior Seminar (1/2)
Prerequisite: Senior status in the athletic training major.
Current and advanced topics in athletic training. Includes fall semester clinical component. Michel.

402 Seminar (1)
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411, 412 Directed Study (1/2, 1)
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453 Medical Conditions in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
Interactions with medical and allied health care professionals in the field to develop an understanding of pathologies and the pharmacological treatment of pathologies common in physically active individuals. Basic principles, ethical and legal issues of pharmacology and precautions, and the policies and procedures of storing and documenting pharmaceuticals in an allied health care setting. Michel.

494 Colloquium in Athletic Training (1/4)
Prerequisite: Senior status in the athletic training major.
A case study approach to injuries as seen by students in the field. Includes spring semester clinical component. C. Moss.

Wellness Courses

A maximum of four activity courses (100 level, 1/4 unit) in physical education and theatre (dance) may be used toward completing the 32 units required for graduation.

123 Riding—English (1/4)
English riding skills, with a strong emphasis on safety and confidence-building in the saddle. Students are assessed on their first day to determine their experience and ability. Students may ride their own horse or use a school horse. Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI certified helmet, which may be borrowed from the Held Center. Appropriate attire and footwear are required for lessons. (Course fee.) Staff.

124 Riding—Western (1/4)
Western riding skills, with a strong emphasis on safety and confidence-building in the saddle. Students are assessed on their first day to determine their experience and ability. Western riding lessons are taught off-campus. Students are responsible for their own transportation to/from the lesson facility. Students ride school horses owned by the facility. Appropriate attire and footwear are required for lessons. Rules of the facility must be adhered to by all riders. (Course fee.) Staff.

131 Scuba (1/4)
The development of skills, knowledge and activity for certification in scuba. (Course fee.) Staff.

141 Aquatics (1/4)
Beginner through advanced levels of swimming and or diving. Staff.

147 Body Building and Development (1/4)
Prescribed and therapeutic exercises designed to develop the body to a high degree of physical efficiency. Staff.

153 Yoga I (1/4)
Introduces the use of yoga for health. Emphasizes the physical aspects of the practice through stretching and strengthening the muscles, joints, and spine, and directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs. Staff.

154 Pilates I (1/4)
An introduction to this wellness program based on the use of breathing techniques, concentration, body control, self-centering, precision movements and flow. Staff.

156 Yoga II (1/4)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 153 or permission of instructor.
A continuation of Physical Education 153. Staff.

157 Pilates II (1/4)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 154 or permission of instructor.
A continuation of Physical Education 154. Staff.

158 Disc Golf (1/4)
An introduction to the skills, equipment, rules and strategies for playing disc golf. Staff.

163 Racquetball (1/4)
Basic strokes, rules, equipment, game tactics and strategy. The history and traditions of racquetball. Eye protection and playing equipment not provided. Staff.

165 Badminton and Tennis (1/4)
The development of badminton and tennis skills, strokes, principles and strategies. Staff.

166 Beginning Tennis (1/4)
The development of tennis skills, strokes, principles and strategies. Staff.

167 Beginning Golf (1/4)
The development of basic golf skills, knowledge and strategies. Staff.

168 Intermediate Golf (1/4)
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169 Intermediate Tennis (1/4)
The development of stroke consistency, shot direction, and singles and doubles strategy. Staff.

170 Advanced Tennis (1/4)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 169 or permission of instructor.
Repetition of strokes, charting, match play, percentage play, singles strategy, doubles strategy, tournament play, conditioning and sportsmanship. Staff.

172 Bowling (1/4)
The development of basic bowling skills. Bowling fees will be charged. May.

178 Canoeing (1/4)
Recreational and racing canoe skills, terminology and river reading. Class meets first eight weeks. (Course fee.) Staff.

181, 182 Life Guarding (1/4, 1/2)
Prerequisite: American Red Cross swimmer or equivalent.
American Red Cross certification in CPR, standard first aid and lifeguarding can be earned. (Course fee.) Staff.

192 Cardiovascular Conditioning (1/4)
Various motor activities are used to stress the cardiovascular system. Designed to strengthen and improve the efficiency and endurance of the cardiovascular system. Appropriate shoes required. Staff.