Kinesiology, BS

Program Description

Students seeking a BS in Kinesiology can specialize in EC-12 Physical Education Certification, Exercise Science-Strength & Conditioning, or Pre-Allied Health. All majors must take a minimum of 42 SCH in University Core Courses and a minimum of 23 SCH in Kinesiology Major Requirements.

The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Kinesiology coursework includes:

  1. General Education Core Requirements,
  2. Kinesiology Major Requirements,
  3. Special Emphasis Requirements, and
  4. Special Foundations Requirements.

Beyond the General Education Core Requirements, students majoring in kinesiology must complete all courses in sections 2-4 above with a grade of “C” or better. Transfer credit hours into the kinesiology degree plans must adhere to the same grade standard.

EC-12 Physical Education Certification

Students seeking a certificate to teach EC-12 Physical Education must complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and complete the College of Education and Human Development EC-12 Teacher Certification requirements. Information for students holding a degree and seeking certification may be obtained in the Certification Office.

Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning Specialization

Students seeking a career in exercise science/strength and conditioning should complete the requirements for the Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning Specialization of the kinesiology major. This specialization serves as an excellent program for students seeking careers as fitness trainers, exercise specialists, and strength and conditioning coaches. The Exercise Science - Strength & Conditioning Specialization is also an exceptional preparatory program for students pursuing graduate study in Exercise Science (e.g. exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, measurement/evaluation). Graduates with a BS in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning Specialization will demonstrate knowledge of structural kinesiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, and measurement and evaluation.

Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization

Students seeking a career in allied health fields (e.g. Cardiac Rehabilitation, Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy) should complete the requirements of the Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization of the kinesiology major. This specialization serves as an excellent preparatory program for students pursuing graduate study in these fields as well as post baccalaureate study in exercise science. Graduates with a BS in Kinesiology with a Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization will demonstrate knowledge of basic kinesiology theory and principles as they relate to the fields in allied health.

Student Learning Outcomes

EC-12 Physical Education Certification

Students will:

  • create safe, equitable, developmentally-appropriate and enjoyable movement experiences which benefit the participant and encourage life-long participation in movement;
  • model a healthy, physically active lifestyle and model a life-long learner seeking opportunities to grow professionally;
  • serve the community as a knowledgeable practitioner of the kinesiology profession who meets the needs of all students in a diverse society.

Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning Specialization

Students will:

  • apply the principles of exercise testing and prescription to safely and effectively assess fitness status and appropriately prescribe exercise training programs;
  • apply the principles of biomechanics to assess the quantity and quality of human motion;
  • apply the principles of sport psychology to enhance human performance;
  • apply the principles of measurement and evaluation to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization

Students will:

  • apply the principles of exercise physiology to prescribe safe and effective strength and conditioning programs;
  • apply the principles of biomechanics to assess the quantity and quality of human motion;
  • apply the principles of sport psychology to enhance human performance;
  • apply the principles of measurement and evaluation to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

General Requirements

EC-12 Physical Education Certification

Requirements Credit Hours
Core Curriculum Program 42
First-Year Seminars (when applicable)1,2 0-2
Kinesiology Major Requirements 26
Certification Requirements 16
Physical Education Certification Special Emphasis 15
Physical Education Certification Special Foundations 27
Total Credit Hours 126-128
1

Full-time, first time in college students are required to take the first-year seminars.

2

Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning Specialization

Requirements Credit Hours
Core Curriculum Program 42
First-Year Seminars (when applicable)1,2 0-2
Kinesiology Major Requirements 26
Exercise Science Special Emphasis Requirements 28
Exercise Science Special Foundations 25
Total Credit Hours 121-123
1

Full-time, first time in college students are required to take the first-year seminars.

2

Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization

Requirements Credit Hours
Core Curriculum Program 42
First-Year Seminars (when applicable)1,2 0-2
Kinesiology Major Requirements 26
Special Emphasis Requirements 30
Special Foundations 24
Total Credit Hours 122-124
1

Full-time, first time in college students are required to take the first-year seminars.

2

Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

Program Requirements

Full-time, First-year Students
UNIV 1101University Seminar I1
UNIV 1102University Seminar II1
Core Curriculum Program
University Core Curriculum 142
If these courses are not taken in the University Core, they will still need to be completed, if required in the chosen specialization. These hours are listed in the Foundation Courses of the Degree Requirements:
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Statistics for Life
General Psychology
Kinesiology Major Requirements
KINE 2313Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE 3312Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 3112Physiology of Exercise Lab1
KINE 3337Sport and Exercise Psychology3
KINE 3338Motor Development/Motor Learning3
KINE 4311Measurement and Evaluation3
KINE 4325Kinetic Anatomy3
KINE 4327Biomechanics3
KINE 4127Biomechanics Lab1
KINE 4339Special Populations in Kinesiology3
Certification or Specialization
Select one of the following:53-58
Total Hours123-128
1

See “Core Curriculum Program” in this catalog. It is recommended that Kinesiology students take the following courses when fulfilling the Life & Physical Sciences, Math, and Social Sciences requirements of the University Core Curriculum depending on specialization. Please consult your faculty mentor or academic advisor for specific details. These hours are listed in the Foundation Courses of the Degree Requirements.

EC-12 Physical Education Certification

Required Courses
KINE 1110Individual/Dual/Lifetime Sports1
KINE 2317Re-inventing Games3
KINE 2325Physiological Aspects of Kinesiology3
KINE 2375Nutrition for Human Performance3
KINE 3339Elementary Physical Education Programs3
KINE 3341Secondary Physical Education Programs3
Special Emphasis
Select a minimum of 15 hours in a second emphasis area15
Special Foundations
Select 27 semester hours27
Total Hours58
^

Blended offering

Special Emphasis

Students completing the EC-12 Physical Education Certification must complete five courses (a minimum of 15 semester hours) in a special emphasis area (second emphasis area) approved by their faculty mentor. Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better. It is strongly recommended that students take at least one additional course beyond the required five in this discipline to better prepare for the TExES certification test taken after state issuance of initial teaching certificate in EC-12 Physical Education.

Special Foundations

(See “College of Education and Human Development Certification Requirements” in this catalog for the EDUC courses required for teacher certification). Prior to being admitted into the Field-based block course, students pursuing EC-12 Certification must complete KINE 3339 Elementary Physical Education Programs (3 sch) and KINE 3341 Secondary Physical Education Programs (3 sch). Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on all academic work taken in Kinesiology prior to being admitted into the Teacher Education Program.

Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning Specialization

Required Courses
KINE 1106Weight Training1
KINE 2326Essentials of Professional Fitness Training3
KINE 2375Nutrition for Human Performance3
KINE 3318Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
KINE 4340Exercise Testing and Prescription3
KINE 4693Professional Field Experience I 16
KINE 4694Professional Field Experience II 16
SMGT 3335Legal Issues in Sport3
Special Foundations 2
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
KINE 3320Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions3
KINE 4329Essentials of Strength and Conditioning3
SMGT 2314Introduction to Sport Management3
SMGT 3330Promotion of Sport3
SMGT 3366Managing Sport and Leisure Services3
SMGT 4308Sport Facilities and Event Management3
SMGT 4309Finance Management in Sport3
Total Hours53
1

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.75.

2

Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization

Required Courses
KINE 2326Essentials of Professional Fitness Training3
KINE 2375Nutrition for Human Performance3
KINE 3318Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
KINE 3320Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions3
KINE 4340Exercise Testing and Prescription3
KINE 4693Professional Field Experience I 16
KINE 4694Professional Field Experience II 16
SMGT 3335Legal Issues in Sport3
Special Foundations
Select a minimum of 24 hours of advisor-approved courses 224
Total Hours54
1

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.75.

Although a 2. 75 GPA is the minimum standard for the Professional Field Experiences I and II, students should take note that most allied health graduate programs are extremely competitive. A 3.5 or higher GPA is mostly needed to position themselves for acceptance. This is especially true for Physical Therapy graduate programs that a 3. 7 or higher GPA is essential.

2

Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Course Sequencing

EC-12 Physical Education Certification

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
UNIV 1101 University Seminar I 1
ENGL 1301 Writing and Rhetoric I 3
POLS 2306 State and Local Government 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ARTS 1301 Art and Society (or from Core List) 3
KINE 2313 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
 Hours16
Spring
UNIV 1102 University Seminar II 1
COMM 1311 Foundation of Communication 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1865 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
KINE 2325 Physiological Aspects of Kinesiology 3
KINE 2375 Nutrition for Human Performance 3
KINE 1110 Individual/Dual/Lifetime Sports 1
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall
Life & Physical Science Core Requirement 3
POLS 2305 U.S. Government and Politics 3
KINE 2317 Re-inventing Games 3
University Core Curriculum 3
ENGL 2316
Literature and Culture
or Literature of the Western World: From the Classics to the Renaissance
or Literature of the Western World: From the Enlightenment to the Present
3
 Hours15
Spring
Life & Physical Science Core Requirement 3
University Core Curriculum 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History Since 1865 3
KINE 3338 Motor Development/Motor Learning 3
SPECIAL EMPHASIS 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall
KINE 3339 Elementary Physical Education Programs 3
READ 3353 Content Area Reading for Secondary Students 3
KINE 3337 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
KINE 4325 Kinetic Anatomy 3
SPECIAL EMPHASIS 3
 Hours15
Spring
KINE 3341 Secondary Physical Education Programs 3
KINE 4311 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC 3311 School and Society 3
KINE 4339 Special Populations in Kinesiology 3
SPECIAL EMPHASIS 3
 Hours15
Summer
KINE 3312 Physiology of Exercise 3
KINE 3112 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KINE 4327 Biomechanics 3
KINE 4127 Biomechanics Lab 1
 Hours8
Fourth Year
Fall
EDUC 4311 Classroom Management 3
EDUC 4605 Planning, Teaching, Assessment and Technology 6
SPECIAL EMPHASIS 3
SPECIAL EMPHASIS 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDUC 4321 Instructional Design for Special Populations 3
EDUC 4995 Clinical Teaching 9
 Hours12
 Total Hours128

Exercise Science - Strength & Conditioning Specialization

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
UNIV 1101 University Seminar I 1
ENGL 1301 Writing and Rhetoric I 3
POLS 2306 State and Local Government 3
MATH 1442 Statistics for Life 4
University Core Curriculum 3
KINE 2313 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
 Hours17
Spring
UNIV 1102 University Seminar II 1
ENGL 1302 Writing and Rhetoric II 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1865 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
KINE 2326 Essentials of Professional Fitness Training 3
KINE 2375 Nutrition for Human Performance 3
KINE 1106 Weight Training 1
 Hours18
Second Year
Fall
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
POLS 2305 U.S. Government and Politics 3
ENGL 2316
Literature and Culture
or Literature of the Western World: From the Classics to the Renaissance
or Literature of the Western World: From the Enlightenment to the Present
3
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
University Core Curriculum 3
 Hours16
Spring
HIST 1302 U.S. History Since 1865 3
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
ARTS 1301 Art and Society 3
SMGT 2314 Introduction to Sport Management 3
KINE 4325 Kinetic Anatomy 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
KINE 3318 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
KINE 3337 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
KINE 3312 Physiology of Exercise 3
KINE 3112 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KINE 3338 Motor Development/Motor Learning 3
SMGT 3335 Legal Issues in Sport 3
 Hours16
Spring
SMGT 3330 Promotion of Sport 3
KINE 4311 Measurement and Evaluation 3
SMGT 4309 Finance Management in Sport 3
KINE 3320 Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions 3
KINE 4327 Biomechanics 3
KINE 4127 Biomechanics Lab 1
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 4339 Special Populations in Kinesiology 3
KINE 4329 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning 3
SMGT 3366 Managing Sport and Leisure Services 3
KINE 4340 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
 Hours12
Spring
KINE 4693 Professional Field Experience I 6
KINE 4694 Professional Field Experience II 6
 Hours12
 Total Hours123

Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
UNIV 1101 University Seminar I 1
ENGL 1301 Writing and Rhetoric I 3
POLS 2306 State and Local Government 3
MATH 1442 Statistics for Life 4
KINE 2313 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
University Core Curriculum 3
 Hours17
Spring
UNIV 1102 University Seminar II 1
ENGL 1302
Writing and Rhetoric II
or Foundation of Communication
3
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1865 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
KINE 2326 Essentials of Professional Fitness Training 3
KINE 2375 Nutrition for Human Performance 3
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
POLS 2305 U.S. Government and Politics 3
ENGL 2316
Literature and Culture
or Literature of the Western World: From the Classics to the Renaissance
or Literature of the Western World: From the Enlightenment to the Present
3
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
 Hours16-18
Spring
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ARTS 1301 Art and Society 3
University Core Curriculum 3-4
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
 Hours15-17
Summer
KINE 4325 Kinetic Anatomy 3
KINE 3318 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
 Hours6
Third Year
Fall
KINE 3320 Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions 3
SMGT 3335 Legal Issues in Sport 3
KINE 4327 Biomechanics 3
KINE 4127 Biomechanics Lab 1
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
 Hours16-18
Spring
KINE 3337 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
KINE 3338 Motor Development/Motor Learning 3
KINE 3312 Physiology of Exercise 3
KINE 3112 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
 Hours16-18
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 4311 Measurement and Evaluation 3
KINE 4339 Special Populations in Kinesiology 3
KINE 4340 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
Special Foundations Elective 3-4
 Hours12-13
Spring
KINE 4693 Professional Field Experience I 6
KINE 4694 Professional Field Experience II 6
 Hours12
 Total Hours127-136

Courses

KINE 1106  Weight Training  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

The study and practice of physiological principles related to training programs for the development of muscular strength and endurance.

KINE 1108  Strength Conditioning for Women  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

The study and practice of physiological principles relating to training programs for the development of muscular strength and endurance for women.

KINE 1110  Individual/Dual/Lifetime Sports  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

Instruction, participation, and practice in a variety of individual, dual, and lifetime sports.

KINE 1112  Personal Self Defense  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

Instruction and practice of contemporary techniques of self protection.

KINE 1116  Ranger Leadership Laboratory  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

Practical leadership and teamwork training in rappelling, rope bridges, weapons firing, map reading and land navigation, water safety, patrolling, and other ranger skills. Includes a weekend field trip where the techniques learned will be applied in competitive events. Cross listed with MSCI 1172.

KINE 1131  Yoga  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

Instruction and practice of Yoga postures, breathing, meditation and relaxation.

KINE 1133  Tai Chi  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

Instruction and practice in a short Taijiquan form and exercises. Solo and partner practice. An introduction to Chinese martial arts theory and practice. Introductory Qigong meditation practices for martial applications and health benefits.

KINE 1135  Army Physical Fitness Training  
1 Semester Credit Hour (3 Lab Hours)  

Instruction and practice of the skills, techniques and fitness activities that are germane to typical Army training.

KINE 1136  Pilates  
1 Semester Credit Hour (3 Lab Hours)  

Instruction and practice in the skills, techniques, and principles of Pilates with emphasis on the Classical Pilates matwork.

KINE 2215  First Aid and Safety  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours)  

Basic CPR and first aid instruction leading to American Red Cross certification.

KINE 2225  Sports Conditioning  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours)  

This course addresses the principles and practice of sports conditioning from a coaching perspective. Topics will include athletic needs evaluation, exercise programming, and program implementation. Issues regarding resistance exercise, speed, endurance, explosiveness training, and agility will be addressed.

KINE 2313  Foundations of Kinesiology  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An overview of the field of physical education which includes the history, philosophy, principles, current concepts of physical education and career options. For kinesiology majors this course must be taken prior to any senior level (4000) kinesiology courses.

TCCNS: PHED 1301  
KINE 2317  Re-inventing Games  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course is designed to introduce a framework for the development of games, sports, and activities through an inclusive and developmentally appropriate process of change, challenge, and choice.  A wide array of sports, sports-related games and activities are introduced, deconstructed for their current exclusivity and then reconstructed through a framework which seeks to change the existing exclusivity of the rules, to challenge participating students of all cognitive and physical abilities, and then build in a choice component into the activity.  This course is recommended prior to enrolling in KINE 3339 and KINE 3341.

KINE 2325  Physiological Aspects of Kinesiology  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An introduction to the fundamental principles of human physiology and their application to kinesiology.

KINE 2326  Essentials of Professional Fitness Training  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. 

KINE 2375  Nutrition for Human Performance  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course is an introduction to the physiological, anatomical, and psychological aspects of nutrition in relation to human performance and optimal health. Special emphasis is placed on sport and fitness enhancement and achievement of peak training levels, through proper nutrient ingestion.

KINE 3112  Physiology of Exercise Lab  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

The required laboratory course with KINE 3312. Demonstration and hands-on learning will introduce students to the scientific basis, techniques, and methods used in exercise physiology. Lab activities will complement lecture materials from KINE 3312KINE 3112 must be taken concurrently with KINE 3312.

KINE 3301  Outdoor Adventure Programs  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An introduction to a variety of outdoor adventure activities and basic outdoor skills. In addition to skill acquisition and assessment, this course covers such topics as: history and philosophy of outdoor adventure programs, risk and legal liability and trip planning.

KINE 3312  Physiology of Exercise  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course is an application of anatomy and physiology that allows for the understanding of the effects of various forms of exercise and the environment on the body systems and performance. Lab activities will complement lecture materials.

Prerequisite: (KINE 2325 or BIOL 2401) and KINE 2313.

Co-requisite: KINE 3112.  
KINE 3318  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Provides the general knowledge and general application of theory, principles, and skills used in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

KINE 3320  Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Provides the student with the general knowledge of current theory and application of various therapeutic interventions used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, including thermal therapy, cryotherapy, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercises.

Prerequisite: KINE 3318.

KINE 3337  Sport and Exercise Psychology  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course provides general knowledge of the psychological factors that are associated with participation and performance in sport, exercise, and other types of physical activity with emphasis on motivational techniques, personality dynamics, and mental health serving as focal points.

KINE 3338  Motor Development/Motor Learning  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A study of the fundamental principles related to human motor development and the scientific principles related to motor learning. 

KINE 3339  Elementary Physical Education Programs  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

The application of the fundamental principles related to human motor development, physical fitness, locomotor skills, non-locomotor skills, manipulative skills, and rhythmical activities with children at the elementary school level.  Recommended

Prerequisite: KINE 2317 and 3338.

KINE 3341  Secondary Physical Education Programs  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

The application of the fundamental principles related to human motor development, physical fitness, sports related activities and dance with children at the secondary school level. Recommended

Prerequisite: KINE 3338 and 3339.

KINE 4127  Biomechanics Lab  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

The required laboratory course with KINE 4327. The demonstration and application of mechanical factors and principles affecting human motion. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of human motion with emphasis on sport and fitness activities. KINE 4127 must be taken concurrently with KINE 4327.

Prerequisite: KINE 4327*.
* May be taken concurrently.

KINE 4311  Measurement and Evaluation  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Use and function of the various tests used in kinesiology together with the purpose, scope and techniques of test construction. Development of statistical techniques necessary for manipulation and interpretation of physical performance data.

Prerequisite: KINE 2313.

KINE 4325  Kinetic Anatomy  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An analysis of the skeletal, muscular, and neurological structure and functional aspects of human movement with emphasis on sport and fitness activities.

Prerequisite: (KINE 2325 or BIOL 2401) and KINE 2313.

KINE 4327  Biomechanics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An analysis of the mechanical factors and principles influencing human motion with emphasis on sport and fitness activities. Recommended

Prerequisite: (KINE 2325 or BIOL 2401) and KINE 2313.

Co-requisite: KINE 4127.  
KINE 4329  Essentials of Strength and Conditioning  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of strength and conditioning.  Emphasis is placed on the exercise sciences (including anatomy, exercise physiology, and biomechanics) and nutrition, exercise technique, program design, organization and administration, and testing and evaluation.  Additionally, this course is designed to prepare students for either the nationally accredited Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exams.

Prerequisite: (BIOL 2401, 2402, KINE 4312 and 4327).

KINE 4339  Special Populations in Kinesiology  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A course designed to direct kinesiology educators toward meeting the program needs of the exceptional individual in physical education or kinesiology professional setting. Practical teaching application with exceptional individuals is stressed.

Prerequisite: KINE 2313.

KINE 4340  Exercise Testing and Prescription  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course provides classroom and hands on experience addressing all facets of exercise testing and prescription ranging from health appraisal, physical fitness testing, principles of exercise prescription, clinical exercise physiology, and special populations.

Prerequisite: (KINE 2325 or BIOL 2401) and KINE 2313 and 3312.

KINE 4390  Seminar in Exercise and Sport  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (1-3 Lecture Hours)  

Contemporary issues in Exercise and Sport; topics vary with the individual. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

KINE 4693  Professional Field Experience I  
6 Semester Credit Hours (6 Lecture Hours)  

This course is a field-based experience (minimum of 150 hours) to provide the student the opportunity to apply knowledge and theory related to the student's specialization in kinesiology (e.g. Exercise Science and Pre-Allied Health Professional). Students must enroll in both KINE 4693 and KINE 4694 at the same time. To enroll students must have departmental approval as well as a kinesiology GPA of 2.75. The field experience is for seniors only and they should enroll during their last semester. Students are allowed to enroll in other coursework but not to exceed the 18-hour university limit.

KINE 4694  Professional Field Experience II  
6 Semester Credit Hours (6 Lecture Hours)  

This course is in conjunction with Professional Field Experience I.  A minimum of 150 hours is required for this portion of the internship for a total of 300 hours.  Students must enroll in both KINE 4693 and KINE 4694 at the same time.  All of the requisites and limitations of KINE 4693 apply to this course as well.

KINE 4696  Directed Individual Study  
1-6 Semester Credit Hours  

Investigative study on selected problems by students with particular needs through special permission of the Department Chair and Dean. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.