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KINE 110 (1) Yoga
The history, philosophy, and modern practice of yoga, with an emphasis on hatha yoga (physical yoga postures).   May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for PE 211.  This class meets the physical education requirement for Liberal Studies majors. May be repeated for a total of four (4) units. Graded Credit/No Credit.

KINE 200 (1) First Aid and Safety
Acquaints the individual with emergency first aid procedures.  Included in the subject matter will be wounds, splinting, burns, rescue, breathing, diabetes, epilepsy, heart failure, stroke and environmental emergencies.  Each student will have the opportunity to acquire his/her certificate in Community First Aid and Safety.  This course is taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor.

KINE 201 (1) CPR and AED
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescue scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation (AED). At the completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to become certified in BLS under the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association.  Course may be repeated once in order to maintain certification.

KINE 202 (3) Introduction to Physical Education and Kinesiology
Designed for first year and transfer students interested in the physical education profession.  The goals of this course are to aid in the prospective majors in their career choices, to introduce students into fields closely related to exercise and nutritional sciences, to introduce students to current issues in exercise sciences, and to introduce students to key events and concepts in the evolution of exercise science as a discipline and as a profession. Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology and Pre-Kinesiology majors.

KINE 204 (3) Techniques and Analysis of Fitness and Weight Training
Knowledge and understanding needed to plan and implement fitness and weight training programs.  Analysis of the development, maintenance, implementation, and self-evaluation of physical fitness. Implementation of methods, techniques, instructional strategies, safety factors, motivation and necessary equipment for teaching physical fitness and weight training. Instruction and techniques in individual skills and strategies in weight training; also includes instruction on stretching for flexibility and injury prevention. Two hours lecture, three hours activity. 

KINE 301 (4) Motor Control and Learning with Laboratory
Principles of motor control and skill acquisition, with an emphasis on relevance to sport, rehabilitation, physical education, human factors and performance.  Specific topics include: properties of moving segmented systems; musculoskeletal physiology; basic control systems theory; organization of the nervous system; capabilities and limitations of neural compensations; interactions between neural and musculoskeletal systems; development of motor function; neurophysiological principles of learning; principles of effective learning at the behavioral level; principles for maximizing performance.  Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202; Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 302 (3) Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries with Laboratory
Examines the recognition, evaluation, and care of athletic injuries, including techniques in taping, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202.

KINE 303 (3) Statistics and Research Methods
Principles and techniques of construction, organization, administration, interpretation and evaluation of measuring devices used in kinesiology. Includes critical evaluation of data using basic statistical techniques and an evaluation of research design in kinesiology-related studies. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202.

KINE 304 (3) Adapted Physical Education
Designed to prepare Kinesiology majors to meet the physical activity program needs of persons with disabilities.  Designed to understand the etiology and characteristics of persons with mental, physical, emotional, sensory, health, learning and/or multiple impairments.  Understand when it is appropriate to successfully integrate the disabled individual into the physical education mainstream. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202.

KINE 305 (4) Movement Anatomy with Laboratory
Designed to help students gain an in depth understanding of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Muscle origins, insertions, and actions will be covered to help students develop foundational understanding of muscle function and joint movement. Muscle groups and their functional relationships will be presented with application to simple mechanical principles for the purposes of analyzing joint and fullbody motion as it pertains to human movement in sports, exercise, and activities of daily living. Special emphasis will be placed on posture, gait, and movement screening, with the goal being to help students identify incorrect posture and movement patterns and the possible reasons for each. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202; Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 306  (3) Exercise, Fitness and Health
Examines the relationship between an active lifestyle and health and the prevention of chronic disease through positive lifestyle choices. Includes in-depth evaluation of personal fitness levels and dietary intake. (Fulfills GE Area E Lifelong Learning for all students)

KINE 310 (3) Social and Emotional Health
Adventure teambuilding for the purpose of heightening both intra- and inter-personal relationships. The art and science behind discovering social and affective attributes about self and others. Includes an off-campus community field experience at local K-12 public schools. Includes weekly movement activities that require student participation. (Fulfills GE Area E Lifelong Learning for all students)

KINE 311 (4) Movement Pedagogy with Laboratory
The critique, design, instruction, implementation, and evaluation of sport pedagogy curriculum and teaching methodologies.  Subjects include various types of sport pedagogy curriculum models, evidence-based instructional practices, and the application of such content within various movement settings.  Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202; Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 316 (3) Stress Management
This course identifies the physiological, physiological, emotional and behavioral aspects of stress. The body's hormonal and neurological response in times of extreme emotion and the severe health consequences of these responses will be discussed. A variety of stress-reduction techniques and biofeedback methods will be taught and practiced. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202.

KINE 318 (3) Sport, Games, and Culture
Examines the various roles and implications of play, games, and sport in the contemporary world from a variety of academic disciplines. These include historical development of sport and their informing period philosophies, political economies, and socio-cultural  influences with a focus on the everyday usage of sport. Psychological performance modalities of modern sport and the role(s) of and behavioral studies as they apply to participation and passive consumption will be explored. (Fulfills GE Area DD for all students)

KINE 326 (4) Introductory Exercise Physiology with Laboratory
An introduction to the physiology of exercise.   A description of cardiovascular, pulmonary, muscular, endocrine, neural, and metabolic responses to acute and chronic exercise.  Addresses body composition and clinical exercise physiology.  Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202; Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 336 (3) Nutrition for Health and Exercise Performance
Applies fundamental biological and nutritional concepts to enhance wellness and athletic performance via nutritional intervention. Students will review current literature and examine products designed to increase performance. Activity and dietary recalls will serve as the basis for individualizing nutritional programs. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202.

KINE 390 (3) Topics in Kinesiology
Selected Topics in the field of Kinesiology. May be repeated for credit as topics change for a total of six (6) units.  Students should check the Class Schedule for listing of actual topics. Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology majors.

KINE 404 (3) Introduction to Epidemiology
This is an introductory course in the basic study of the risk factors for disease in populations. The emphasis of the couse is to understand the methodology of the public health research, and how evidence-based medicine is used to determine optimal treatment in approaches to clinical practice. The course provides instruction in both observational and structured methodologies often used in epidemiological research. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202; Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 405 (3) Health and Drug Education
An examination of the philosophical, ethical, and theoretical foundations of the professional practice of health and drug education in school, community, worksite, and hospital settings. Emphasis on the importance of health behavior as a contributor to current public health problems, as well as the role of health and drug education and health promotion in addressing these problems. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202, PSYC 100. 

KINE 406 (3) Stress Testing and Exercise Prescription
Practical and theoretical knowledge surrounding the various modes and protocols used in graded exercise testing, muscular strength/fitness testing, and exercise prescription based on test results in healthy and diseased populations.  Includes an in-depth examination of electrocardiography and a brief introduction to pharmacology. Prerequisite: KINE 326 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

KINE 407 (3) Principles of Health Promotion and Education
This course provides an overview of the breadth of programs and the diversity of settings in the field of health education in health promotion. Explains the importance of health behavior as a contributor to current public health problems and the role of health education and health promotion programs in addressing them. Explores the concepts and skills required for carrying out effective health education programs in a variety of different settings, including school, community, health care, and worksite settings. Also discusses issues of ethical standards and quality assurance in health education and health promotion. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202; Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 415 (3) Eating Disorders and Weight Control in Sports
An introduction to the definition, health consequences, prevalence, risk factors, and management and treatement strategies of weigth issues leading to clinical and subclinical disorders in sport.  Discusses healthy weight management practices for athletes.  Reviews current peer-reviewed research on topics related to athlete eating disorders, disordered eating, and the Female Athlete Triad.  Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202.

KINE 425 Biomechanics of Human Movement with Laboratory
Principles of mechanics applied to anatomical structure, function and gross motor movements. The mechanics of selected implements and mechanical systems. The analysis of selected motor skills and application. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Prerequisites: BIOL 104, BIOL 177, BIOL 178, KINE 202, MATH 125 or 160; Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 427 (3) Assessment and Programming for Healthy Aging with Laboratory
Assessment of cardiovascular, motor, and cognitive health in older adults.  Design of programs to engage older adults in the community setting, addressing cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, motor, and cognitive function.  Delivery of community-based programs off-campus.  May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for KINE 390-9.  Prerequisites: KINE 301 or KINE 305 or KINE 326.

KINE 426 (3) Exercise Physiology and Special Populations
An in-depth study of changes that occur due to acute and chronic exercise and the
influence of disease on these processes. Examines human bioenergetics, fuel metabolism, body composition, and neuromuscular, endocrine, and cardiorespiratory physiology with an emphasis on differences across individuals. Prerequisite: 326.

KINE 495A (1) 495B (2) 495C (3) Internship in Kinesiology
Practical application of principles related to Kinesiology in a 90-hour internship approved by student's faculty advisor. Graded credit/no credit or report in progress (RP). May be repeated once for credit. Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology majors with Senior standing in last year of Program who have obtained consent of their faculty advisor. 

KINE 499A (1) 499B (2) 499C (3) 499D (4) 499E (5) 499F (6)
Independent Study in Kinesiology

Students participate in faculty-driven and/or independent research projects in Kinesiology. May be repeated for a total of six (6) units towards the major. Graded credit/no credit with report in progress (RP). Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology majors who have obtained consent of instructor.