Kinesiology

Courses of Instruction

Major in Kinesiology

The mission of the graduate program in Kinesiology is to provide students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of human movement. Students are able to specialize in one of the subdisciplines within the kinesiological sciences; however, the departmental core curriculum also gives students a cross-disciplinary exposure to the study of human movement. Along with classroom studies, involvement in original laboratory research and practicum experiences constitute a major means by which students gain a broad understanding of their specialty area. At the completion of the Master's degree students should be able to: (1) provide strategies for solving both practical problems and research questions within the disciplines; and (2) integrate movement-based principles into a variety of activities taking place in laboratory, educational, clinical, and athletic settings.

Prerequisites include a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a 24-hour concentration in Kinesiology or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination.

Academic areas of emphasis are: Adapted Physical Activity, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, and Sport Psychology. Course requirements for the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with the thesis or non-thesis program of studies are as follows:

Thesis Option


Professional Development
(6 semester hours)
KINE 60103 Research Methods in Kinesiology
PSYC 50423 Graduate Statistics

Academic Core
(9 semester hours)
KINE 60213 Advanced Biomechanics
KINE 60423 Advanced Motor Behavior
KINE 60613 Physiology of Exercise

Academic Specialization
(9-12 semester hours)
Academic courses that emphasize specific concentrations such as adapted physical activity, exercise physiology, motor control, or sport psychology.

Resource Area
(3-6 semester hours)
Courses in related areas determined after a review of student preparation and goals. Must have approval of advisor.

Thesis
(6 semester hours)

Treatise Option


Professional Development
(3 semester hours)
KINE 60103 Research Methods in
Kinesiology

Academic Core
(9 semester hours)
KINE 60213 Advanced Biomechanics
KINE 60423 Advanced Motor Behavior
KINE 60613 Physiology of Exercise

Academic Specialization
(9-12 semester hours)
Academic courses that emphasize specific concentrations such as adapted physical activity, exercise physiology, motor control, or sport psychology.

Resource Area
(9-12 semester hours)
Courses in related areas determined after a review of student preparation and goals. Must have approval of advisor.
Treatise (3 semester hours)
 
The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

 
Courses of Instruction

KINE 60103 RESEARCH METHODS IN KINESIOLOGYA study of research processes germane to Kinesiology. Emphasis is on the design and analysis of research projects and the writing of research papers.

KINE 60203 ADVANCED MOTOR DEVELOPMENT Prerequisite: KINE 30423 or consent of the department. Study of how and why the fundamental motor skills progress from inefficient to efficient patterns of movement. Emphasis on the interacting influence of mechanics, control and coordination on naturally developing systems.

KINE 60213 ADVANCED BIOMECHANICS Prerequisite: KINE 30623 or consent of the department. Investigation of mechanical principles primary to understanding human movement performance. Special emphasis on application of mechanics to the analysis of human performance.

KINE 60423 ADVANCED MOTOR BEHAVIOR Prerequisite: KINE 20503 or consent of the department. An in-depth study of the mechanisms and processes involved in the control of human motor activity. Focus on contemporary issues of motor control.

KINE 60433 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION Prerequisite: KINE 20403 or KINE 40513 or consent of the department. Theories and trends of curriculum construction in physical education. Emphasis on innovative programming in K-12 setting.

KINE 60443 BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION The application of behavioral principles and systematic observation procedures and research to teaching physical education and coaching athletes.

KINE 60503 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Prerequisite: KINE 30803 or consent of the department. In-depth examination of the conceptual framework of adapting for individual differences in activity settings. The impact of inclusion, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and sport classification in fitness, recreation, and school physical activity settings will be discussed. Emphasis on practical application of knowledge.

KINE 60513 PRACTICUM IN ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Prerequisite: KINE 60503 or permission of the instructor. Hands-on practical experiences in a physical education/community based sports setting with a variety of individuals with disabilities. Activities will include assisting, teaching and supervising physical education and exercise classes, assessing present needs, developing and implementing an individualized program, teaching individuals as well as small and medium-sized groups, videotaping and observing teaching behaviors, learning to utilize volunteers and aides.

KINE 60523 ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAMMING IN ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Diagnostic-prescriptive process in adapted physical activity; identifying underlying components of various psychomotor assessment instruments; administering and interpreting assessments; developing appropriate programming strategies based on assessment results; and service delivery options for carrying out programming plans.

KINE 60613 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE Prerequisite: KINE 30633 or consent of the department. Study of physiological responses and adaptations in physical activity germane to selected areas of kinesiology that are beyond the introductory level.

KINE 60623 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY Prerequisite: KINE 60613 or consent of the department. Examination of the responses of the cardiovascular system to acute and chronic exercise. Emphasis on the effects of exercise on cardiac metabolism, hemodynamics, electrophysiology, pulmonary responses, gas exchange, gas transport, and renal function.

KINE 60633 LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY Prerequisite: KINE 60613 or consent of the department. Practical and theoretical knowledge of evaluation of physical performance. Emphasis on acquisition and analysis of data for research in exercise physiology.

KINE 60643 CLINICAL EXERCISE TESTING Practical and theoretical knowledge of clinical exercise testing. Emphasis on electrocardiography, health appraisal and risk assessment, guidelines and procedures, and pharmacology of cardiac medications.

KINE 60653 EXERCISE METABOLISM AND ENDOCRINOLOGY Theoretical knowledge of exercise metabolism and endocrinology. Emphasis on metabolic and neuroendocrine control of bioenergetic pathways during acute and chronic exercise. Presentation of these areas will serve as the foundation for independent library and laboratory research.

KINE 60663 PRACTICUM IN CARDIAC REHABILITATION Practical experience in exercise testing and prescription in individuals with cardiopulmonary disease. Activities will include assisting in clinical exercise tests, conducting health risk appraisals, and developing, implementing, and supervising an individualized exercise program. All of these activities will be performed at a local hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation center.

KINE 60713 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT Prerequisite: KINE 30713 or consent of the department. Current topics in the psychological aspects of sport are examined in three social contexts: competitive sport, physical education, and exercise settings. Contemporary topics, evaluated in light of selected theoretical positions, include personality, motivation, adherence, communication, expectations, and leadership.

KINE 60723 PSYCHOLOGY OF YOUTH SPORT Prerequisite: KINE 60723 or consent of the department. The focus of this course is on theoretical and practical knowledge of contemporary issues in youth sport settings. Topics include socialization, motivation, the role of competition, coaching strategies, moral development, and problematic dimensions of youth sport participation. Students will be required to pursue a practical youth sport experience in conjunction with class projects.

KINE 60733 APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY Prerequisite: KINE 60713 or consent of the department. Theoretical and practical knowledge of contemporary issues in applied sport psychology. Topics include confidence, arousal, stress, and anxiety, mental imagery, attentional control, goal setting, psychological rehabilitation, and career termination. Laboratory experiences will accompany each topical area.

KINE 60743 PRACTICUM IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY Prerequisite: KINE 60733 or consent of the department. The course consists of practical experience in sport psychology interventions and consulting. Activities will include assisting in the administration of psychological assessment, creating and administering team discussions, performance enhancement interventions, and evaluation of program effectiveness. All of these activities will be performed in an athletic environment with a high school, college, or private team or individual sport setting.

KINE 50970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

KINE 60970 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

KINE 70903 TREATISE Independent examination of an issue relative to Kinesiology. Students complete a paper under the advisement of a faculty member in the department.

KINE 70970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN KINESIOLOGY Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and course instructor.

KINE 70980 THESIS Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy.

KINE 70990 THESIS Continuation of KINE 70980.