KINE 110 • Fundamentals of Dance (1 unit)
This course is an activity course designed to expose the student to a variety of dance forms including ballroom dance, ballet, jazz, country, line, and folk dance. This course is only offered odd years in the Spring.
KINE 118 • Skill Development in Gymnastics/Swimming (1 unit)
This course is designed for the Kinesiology major pursuing a teaching credential in physical education. This course focuses on skill development and skill assessment in gymnastics and swimming. This course is only offered odd years in the Spring.
KINE 127 • Skill Development in Basketball/Volleyball (1 unit)
This course is designed for the KINE major pursuing a teaching credential in physical education. This course focuses on skill development and skill assessment in basketball and volleyball. This course is only offered even years in the Fall.
KINE 128 • Skill Development in Soccer/Softball (1 unit)
This course is designed for the KINE major pursuing a teaching credential in physical education. This course focuses on skill development and skill assessment in soccer and softball. This course is only offered odd years in the Fall.
KINE 129 • Skill Development in Tennis/Badminton (1 unit)
This course is designed for the KINE major pursuing a teaching credential in physical education. This course focuses on skill development and skill assessment in tennis and badminton. This course is only offered even years in the Spring.
KINE 132 • Beginning Taekwondo (1 unit)
This course seeks to allow students to participate in an organized and motivated program for training in self-defense through the disciplined art of Taekwondo.
KINE/THEA 135 • Theatre Movement (2-3 units)
An introduction to the study of stage movement and health fitness, flexibility and meaningful aesthetic stage movement and physicality utilizing the Laban technique.
KINE 145C • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness – Lecture/Lab (1 unit)
Students will gain an understanding of physical conditioning and wellness pertaining to the five components of health-related fitness. Students will develop an understanding of lifestyle related diseases and behavior modification techniques. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in a variety of movement experiences and assessment laboratories related to fitness. It is recmomended to take both lecture and activity within the same academic year.
KINE 146C • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Activity (1 unit)
Course may include any of the following topics: conditioning, exercise and nutrition, weight lifting, creative aerobics, badminton, beginning/intermediate tennis, racquetball, bowling, golf, bicycling, disk activities, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, beginning/advanced taekwondo, surfing, hip-hop/funk, swing dance, core strengthening, kickboxing or other special topics of physical activity. Activity course meets the core activity requirement. Activity course may also be repated for elective credit.
KINE 160-171 • Intercollegiate Athletics (1 unit)
This course is based upon the NAIA Champions of Character program and is designed to assist the student-athlete in developing skills in the areas of academics, personal growth, career choice, and commitment to service. Enrollment is limited to members of athletic teams. Substitution of this class for the University’s activity requirement is not permitted. No more than four hours of KINE 160-171 can be counted toward the degree.
KINE 180 • Introduction to Athletic Training Practicum (1 unit)
Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in KINE 214, 215. This is a one-unit practicum course designed to assist the student in achieving competence in basic taping skills, wound management skills, and splinting skills. The course will require five hours per week of observatino either in the VU Athletic Training Facility or observing a home sporting event.
KINE 183 • Foundations of Exercise Science (3 units)
This course serves as a base for all kinesiology courses. Units will include historical development, philosophical implications, physical fitness, scientific bases of movement, and educational values of kinesiology and career path options.
KINE/BIOL 204 • Human Anatomy (4 units)
A thorough histologic and gross morphologic exploration into the structure and function of the nine major organ systems present within the human body. Laboratory sessions require the dissection and study of human (and other vertebrate) cadavers. Lecture three hours, laboratory is a minimum of four hours. Offered spring term. Lab fee.
KINE 214 • Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 204. This course is lecture/lab based and will build on the student’s background in human anatomy. Areas of focus include injury recognition, signs and symptoms of injuries specific to body parts, prevention and treatment of orthopedic injuries, wound management, splinting, and supportive taping technique. Lab fee.
KINE 215 • Responding to Emergencies (2 units)
An advanced First Aid class and an in-depth introduction to responding to a variety of emergency situations. It will provide the student with a complete understanding and knowledge of not only the skills and actions in an emergency situation, but also the physiology, reasoning, and knowledge behind the skills. ARC certification is obtained with the completion of this course.
KINE 217 • Outdoor Recreational Experience (1 unit)
This course encourages the student to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the value, meaning, and benefits of outdoor recreation and to explore a variety of outdoor adventure experiences.
KINE 220 • Athletic Training Practicum I (1 unit)
Prerequisites: KINE 214 and KINE 215 or currently enrolled. A one-unit practicum course designed to assist the student in achieving competence in a variety of first aid skills, splinting skills, taping procedures, wound management skills, and methods of immobilizing and transporting injured athletes. Lab fee.
KINE 221 • Movement Anatomy (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 204. This course is a study of the structure of the human body with particular emphasis on the skeletal and muscular systems and their function in the mechanics of human movement.
KINE 231 • Global Games and Recreation Activities (2 units)
This class will provide students with an exposure to games, sports, and recreational activities from cultures around the world. The student will also be exposed to a variety of teaching methodologies including peer instruction and demonstration, cooperative learning groups, and participation in activities. This course is only offered even years in the Fall.
KINE/SOCI 258 • Sociology of Sport and Human Movement (3 units)
This class will look at the historical and contemporary interpretations of the role of play, games, sports, dance, fitness, and recreation in a variety of cultures. This class will also address sociocultural issues such as gender, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity in sport. This course is only offered odd years in the Fall.
KINE 291, 292, 293 • Special Topic (1, 2, 3 units)
Study of a special topic in physical education. May be repeated for credit.
KINE/BIOL 304 • Human Physiology (4 units)
Prerequisite: BIOL 210, 131, or BIOL/KINE 204, or other college course biology with consent of the instructor. This course will investigate the fundamental physiological processes in humans using a systems approach to study integrated functions. It will explore the functions of the human body emphasizing homeostasis at biochemical, cellular, organ, and system levels. The systems studies will include nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive. Lecture three hours, laboratory four hours. Lab fee.
KINE 314A • Upper Extremity Assessment (2 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 214 & KINE 221. This course is a combination of lecture and hands-on lab. It will build on the student’s prior knowledge of anatomy and injury recognition. The focus of this course is to assist the student in developing a systematic, thorough method of injury assessment including the development of a medical history, palpitation points, range of motion tsets, manual muscle tests, neurological tests, and special tests. This course will focus on the assessment of the head, cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.
KINE 314B • Lower Extremity Assessment (2 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 213 & KINE 221. This course is a combination of lecture and hands-on lab. It will build on the student’s prior knowledge of anatomy and injury recognition. The focus of this course is to assist the student in developing a systematic, thorough method of injury assessment including the development of a medical histoy, palpitation points, range of motion tests, manual muscle tests, neurological tests, and special tests. The area of focus is the development of a systematic method of injury assessment. This course will focus on the assessment of the lumbar spine, hip and pelvis, knee, lower leg, ankle, and foot.
KINE 315 • Athletic Training Practicum II (1 unit)
Prerequisite: KINE 220. A one-unit practicum course designed to assist the student in achieving competence in the assessment of an injured athlete including the skills of taking a medical history, soft tissue palpation, observation, range of motion tests, muscle tests, and special tests.
KINE 320 • Coaching Theory (3 units)
Analysis of the art of coaching, studying: motivation, communication, discipline, morale, and personality traits of individuals, and organizational and administrative procedures involved in scheduling, equipment purchasing and maintenance, and public relations. This course is only offered even years in the Spring.
KINE 322 • Measurement in Physical Education and Recreation (3 units)
Incorporates methods of lecture, laboratory, and field experiences in the construction, administration, and application of fitness and motor skills tsets used in sports and physical education. Issues of grading and evaluation are also addressed using elementary statistics methods utilizing SPSS-PC. This course is only offered odd years in the Fall.
KINE 323 • Physiology of Exercise (4 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 304. A study of the effects of exercise upon the systems and organs of the body. Analysis of these systems and how maximum efficiency in physical performance is achieved. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Lab fee.
KINE 325 • Motor Learning and Human Performance (3 units)
This class explores the processes involved in the acquisition of motor actions. Emphasis is placed on how teachers can apply theoretical concepts to more effectively structured lessons. This course is only offered odd years in the Spring.
KINE 328 • Program Design in Conditioning (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 323. This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical backgruond and practical experience necessary for the safe and scientific evaluation of physical fitness, particularly as it relates to health and disease and the development of programs for remediation, maintenance, and enhancement of motor and health related qualities.
KINE 335 • Growth and Motor Development (3 units)
This course investigates theories of motor development of children, especially K-6. Special emphasis is placed upon sequential motor development patterns, the needs, interests, and abilities of the child in relation to physical, social, cognitive, and emotional domains. In addition, life-span motor development is discussed throughout the course which includes the changes that happen with aging.
KINE/THEA 338 • Stage Combat (2-3 units)
Prerequisite for all theatre majors/minors: THEA/KINE 135 Theatre Movement; non-theatre majors/minors are not required to take this prerequisite. This course introduces basic stage techniques with unarmed combat including falls, rolls, chokes, punches and kicks, advancing to broad sword combat using scenes from classical or contemporary works, and applying these techniques with special attention to safety. Lab fee.
KINE 342 • Leadership Dynamics in Kinesiology (3 units)
Each student will be able to identify and apply a philosophical manner and effective leadership skills in the areas of human resources, time management, motivation, problem solving techniques, conflict resolution, and organizational issues such as fiscal management, staffing, affirmative action, legal liability, gender equity, Title IX, professional growth and development, and stress and burnout.
KINE 350 • KINE Internship (1-5 units)
Prerequisites: Sixteen upper divison units, including one “methods” class, and permission of the instructor. This course provides the student with opportunities to demonstrate competencies developed in previous courses by working in an agency under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
KINE 356 • Team and Individual/Dual Sporst Analysis (3 units)
This course will introduce the instructional process of analyzing and sequencing skill components and performance techniques found within team and individual/dual sports. The course is designed to allow the student to engage in individual and cooperative teaching experiences that utilize multiple instructional strategies. Sport skills addressed may include basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, softball, tennis, golf, swimming, track and field.
KINE 380 • Rehabilitation Techniques (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 214. This course is designed to meet the needs of students pursuing careers in physical therapy and athletic training. It is a beginning rehabilitation course for the purpose of instruction in the functional stages of rehabilitation techniques specific to each body segment. The course will include lab sessions in rehabilition techniques.
KINE 381 • Intervention Strategies (1 unit)
This course is designed to study the current psychosocial and sociocultural issues confronting athletes and active populations. This course will focus on identifying possible problems, reviewing referral criteria, and practicing intervention strategies for a variety of psychosocial issues. This course is only offered odd years in the spring.
KINE 385 • Therapeutic Modalities (2 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 214. A two-unit upper division course providing the student with information in the physics of modalities. The course will also instruct the student in the purpose, set-up, use, and contraindications of therapeutic modalities.
KINE 387 • Contact Sports Practicum (3 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 213 and 314A, 314B. This is a three-unit practicum course within the Athletic Training Education Program designed to allow the student field experiences in working football and other contact sports. The student will be assigned to either a local high school or community college under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer/Clinical Instructor. The student is also required to master a specific number of clinical proficiencies as required by the Athletic Training Education Program.
KINE 388 • Team Experience Practicum (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 380 and KINE 385. A three-unit practicum course in which the student is assigned to an approved clinical instructor and will assist in the medical care of the athletes on an intercollegiate team. The student will have an opportunity to be mentored by a VU ATC and will have an opportunity to travel with teams under the direct supervision of a VU Certified Athletic Trainer.
KINE 390 • Clinical Rotation Practicum (2 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 380 and KINE 385 or currently enrolled. This is a two-unit practicum course within the Athletic Training Education program designed to allow the student to experience a variety of allied health professions including general medicine, physical therapy, and orthopedics through clinical rotations. The student is also required to master a specific number of clinical proficiecies as required by the Athletic Training Education Program.
KINE 392 • Pharmacology and General Medicine (2 units)
Pre-requisite: KINE/BIOL 304. This course is designed to study general medical conditions as applied to athletes and the physically active. This course will focus on describing the common conditions and infections that effect the various physiological systems of the human body. This course will also cover pharmacological applicants, including awareness of the indicants, contraindicates, percales, and interacts of medics. This course is only offered odd years in the Fall.
KINE 395 • ECG and Exercise Testing (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 323. The course is designed to teach the students how to read and interpret an electrocardiogram as well as conduct and evaluate graded exercise tests. This course has great practical application for students who seek to pursue careers that involve exercise stress tests, especially cardiac rehabilitation. Lab fee. This course is only offered odd years in the Spring.
KINE 410 • Health Education (3 units)
The course will cover personal and community health problems, including discussions of hygiene, nutrition, and exercise as they relate to total fitness. The responsibilities of the teacher concerning current health problems, particularly family health, and the effects of narcotics and alcohol on the human body will be emphasized. (Meets the state’s requirement for a Professional Clear Credential.)
KINE 412 • Nutrition and Athletic Performance (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 323. An understanding of basic nutritional principles with regard to sports performance, specifically the roles of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water during physical activity. This course is only offered even years in the Spring.
KINE 421 • Biomechanics (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 221. Provide students with an understanding of mechanical principles of movement and their application to performance. Qualitiative and quantitative analysis of movement will be utilized.
KINE 422 • Ethics in Health Care (3 units)
This course will introduce the student to the principles of medical ethics for the purpose of preparing the student for the difficult and controversial issues they will have to face in the allied health field. This class will enable the student to understand, consider, and place in the context the critical social, ethical, legal, and regulatory issues in the health care system. This course is only offered even years in the Spring.
KINE 426C • Capstone Senior Seminar in Athletic Training (4 units)
This is a capstone course for the Athletic Training Education Program. The course is designed to review the competencies/proficiencies in the program and to assist the student in preparing for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Board of Certification Exam. This class incorporates both lecture and lab opportunities. This course will also allow the student an opportunity to integrate their faith and learning through discussion, speakers, and group activities.
KINE 428/ANTH 428/ BIOL 428 • Culture, Health, and Disease: Foundations of Epidemiology (3 units)
Prerequisites: ANTH 102, ANTH 320 and/or ANTH 440; NSCI 210C, KINE 145C, KINE 146C, BIOL 204/KINE 204 helpful but not required. This course surveys disease investigation, the uses of epidemiological methods and research, against the back drop of the biology of diseases, human cultural diversity, environmental diversity, and health-seeking or health-thwarting behaviors of population gruops. The relationships of human behaviors, social and ecological conditions, mental and ideological states as these impact health and illness are explored. Transmissible disease are equally targeted for investigation.
KINE 433 • Physical Education for Secondary Schools (3 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 325; KINE 335. Provides the student with instruction and experience in teaching physical education to the secnodary student. Through observation, research, and class lecture/discussion, the students will be equipped to develop and teach physical education curriculum. This course introduces principles that focus on the development of physical, social, emotional, and mental skills for the secondary student.
KINE 434 • Movement in Education for Children (3 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 325; KINE 335. This course is designed to teach the student how to incorporate the components of movement, dance, fundamental movement patterns, fitness activities, and social skills into an educational movement program for children, specifically K-6.
KINE 440 • Research and Statistics in Exercise Science (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 323. The students are introduced to research design and methods as well as basic statistical procedures for analyzing data. The concepts learned in class are integrated into a data-based exercise science/sports medicine research project. This course is only offered even years in the Fall.
KINE 441 • Sport Psychology (3 units)
This course is designed to introduce students to the psychological aspects of sport and physical activity. From the sport perspective, emphasis will be palced on mental preparation of teams and individuals for competition. From the exercise perspective, group dynamics, motivation and exercise adherence will be covered.
KINE 442C • Integrating Concepts in Physical Education (4 units)
This class is designed for senior students seeking a teaching credential in physical education to integrate learning from a variety of disciplines in their concentration and apply the knowledge to student and peer teaching experiences. The student will also be encouraged to develop as a professional through meeting specific criteria designed to encourage the student to participate in proefssional organizations, conferences, and seminars. This course fulfills the Core Curriculum Capstone requirement for KINE: Teaching/Coaching majors and provides an opportunity for the students to integrate their faith and learning.
KINE 450C • Capstone Kinesiology Senior Project (2 units)
Prerequisites: Must be a senior within the KINE department and enrolled in either the Exercise and Sport Science concentration or the Pre-Physical Therapy cnocentration. This course is designed to integrate the student’s faith with their profession. The student will have opportunities to engage other professionals within the field of Kinesiology through guest speakers, and will be given the opportunity to reflect on their own faith journey. Students will also be required to complete a senior research project on the topic of their choice with instructor guidance and permission.
KINE 451 • Adapted Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport (3 units)
Principles and procedures in selecting and sequencing learning activities of school age children with disabilities that require special physical programs or adapted activities in the regular program. This course is only offered odd years in the Fall.
KINE 470 • Special Topics (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Study in a special topic in the field of Kinesiology. May be repeated for credit.
KINE 480 • Individual Studies (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and department chair. May be repeated for credit.
* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.