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 does not fulfill the lifetime fitness activity requirement.
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 does not fulfill the lifetime fitness activity requirement. This course is only offered odd years in the Spring. Lab fee.
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 does not fulfill the lifetime fitness activity requirement.
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 does not fulfill the lifetime fitness activity requirement.
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 does not fulfill the lifetime fitness activity requirement.
KINE/THEA 133 • Musical Theatre Dance I(1 unit)
An introduction to dance for musical theatre. Dance styles covered include tap, jazz, and musical theatre movement. This course fulfills KINE 146C Activity Core Curriculum requirement.
KINE/THEA 135 • Beginning Theatre Movement (2 units)
An introduction to the study of stage movement and health fitness, flexibility and meaningful aesthetic stage movement and physicality utilizing the Laban and Alexander 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 recommended 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 repeated for elective credit. Lab fee for some courses.
KINE 160-178 • Intercollegiate Athletics (1 unit)
This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University’s activity requirement is not permitted. No more than four hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.
KINE 176 • Intercollegiate Athletics:Champions of Character (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. This course will help enhance the student-athlete’s transition into Vanguard University Athletics and increase their understanding of the responsibilities of being a student-athlete. Enrollment is limited to members of athletic teams and is intended to be taken during the athlete’s first semester at the University. Substitution of this class for the University’s activity requirement is not permitted.
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 214 • Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3 units)
Recommended: BIOL 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. Lab fee.
KINE 216 • Advanced Medical Care of the Professional Rescuer (1 unit)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an opportunity to become proficient in advanced emergency care including the utilization of an automated external defibrillator, Epipen, asthma inhaler, bag-valve mask for oxygen administration, and instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the professional rescuer. Lab fee.
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. Lab fee.
KINE 221 • Movement Anatomy (3 units)
Prerequisite: BIOL 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 (3 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 235 • Medical Terminology (3 units)
This course introduces the student to the basic rules for interpreting, constructing, and spelling medical terms. Topics include structure; analysis; definitions; spelling; pronunciation, and a combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms. the course is organized by body systems with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology, pathological conditions, and diagnostic treatments and procedures.
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 314A • Upper Extremity Assessment (2 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 214. 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 tests, 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 214. 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 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 321 • Principles of Coaching (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.
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 and Excel.
KINE 323 • Physiology of Exercise (4 units)
Prerequisite: BIOL 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: Requires junior status. This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical background 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. Lab fee.
KINE 333 • Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism (3 units)
Prerequisite: BIOL 304. Introduction to metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrate; the biological role of vitamins and minerals; nutrient requirements during the life cycle; assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status. The course also discusses the biochemical role of nutrients in maintaining health, and the effects of over- and under-nutrition on disease pathogenesis. The students will also gain an understanding of how nutrition is linked to physical activity and sport performance.
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 units)
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. Satisfies the Core Curriculum’s Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (Activity) unit.
KINE 343 • Leadership and Management of Kinesiology Programs (3 units)
This course focuses on the organization, administration, and management of programs within the field of Kinesiology (including physical education, intramural, interscholastic, intercollegiate athletics, athletic training, private sport and fitness, as well as recreation) programs/departments. Course content will emphasize (a) organization and leadership theory and practice, particularly as they relate to policy, politics, and power, (b) the practicalities of program development, management and supervision (i.e. communication, human resource, public relations, financial management, budgeting and purchasing, facilities, and equipment), and (c) issues of law, risk management, professionalism, ethics and philosophy as they relate to the field.
KINE 345 • Sport Nutrition (3 units)
This course is designed to address high level sport nutritional issues and, lend understanding to the physiological aspects and lifestyle practices of athletes involved in high-level human performance. Students will be introduced to the field of sports nutrition and the principles of ergogenic aids. The metabolism nutrients will be emphasized as they pertain to athletic performance, and students will be familiarized with the nutritional practices that optimize athletic performance. In addition, body composition changes desirable to achieve optimal competitive efforts will be discussed.
KINE 350 • KINE Internship (1-5 units)
Prerequisites: Sixteen upper division units 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. For every 1 credit of KINE 350 registered, the student will engage in 4-5 hours of internship.
KINE 356 • Team and Individual/Dual Sports 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 rehabilitation techniques.
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 395 • ECG and Exercise Testing (3 units)
Prerequisite: BIOL 304. 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.
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 421 • Biomechanics (3 units)
Prerequisite: KINE 221. Provide students with an understanding of mechanical principles of movement and their application to performance. Qualitative 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.
KINE 430 • Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 323 and KINE 328. This course takes a multi-faceted approach to the science of strength training. Topics to be covered include: exercise physiological concepts and applications, testing and evaluation, beginning and advanced flexibility and exercises techniques, program design, periodization, aerobic and anaerobic training considerations, nutrition, performance enhancing substances, exercise prescription for the athlete, and organization and administration of an exercise facility. This course will also provide an opportunity for the student to develop sport specific programs. Ultimately this course should prepare the student to successfully pass the National Strength and Conditioning Associations’ exam for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential (CSCS).
KINE 433 • Physical Education for Secondary Schools (3 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 325 and KINE 335. Provides the student with instruction and experience in teaching physical education to the secondary 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 435 • Physical Education for Elementary Schools (3 units)
Prerequisites: KINE 325 and 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 Kinesiology (3 units)
Prerequisite: MATH 168C or 265C. 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.
KINE/PSYC 443 • Sport Psychology (3 units)
Prerequisite: PSYC 103C. This course is designed to introduce students to the psychological aspects of sport and physical activity. From the sport perspective, emphasis will be placed on mental preparation of teams and individuals for competition. From the exercise perspective, group dynamics, motivation and exercise adherence will be covered.
KINE 450C • Capstone Kinesiology Senior Project (3 units)
Prerequisites: Must be a senior within the KINE department. 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 455 • Kinesiology Teaching Internship (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing with G.P.A. of 3.0 or above and approval of the department chair. The student will meet regular hours each week for classes and/or meetings that are established at the beginning of the semester with the supervising professor. The intern assists an instructor in planning and conducting a course and/or laboratory sessions. Course can be repeated for a maximum total of 3 units. One unit constitutes 45 contact hours.
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.