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KES 1151 Racquet Sports (1-2).  The activity course is designed to teach the basic rules, regulations and skills of several racket sports such as tennis, racquetball, badminton and more. Application to lifespan health and sport will be examined. No experience required. Equipment will be provided.

KES 1152 Cardio Fitness (1-2).  This activity course is designed to enhance overall health & fitness by increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, and improve body composition. Students are encouraged to refrain from a sedentary lifestyle. Activities include walking, running, hiking, cycling, indoor rowing, and other aerobic activities. Open to all ages. Equipment provided.

KES 1153 Lifeguarding (1-2).  This course is designed to meet American Red Cross (ACR) requirements related to lifeguarding and basic water safety skills. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be awarded the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate and CPR/AED/First Aid certification for Lifeguards. An additional fee is required to cover ARC textbook, ARC ancillary materials, and ARC certification cards. Basic swim skills are required. Prerequisite: Must be 15+ years of age, able to swim 500 yards, able to retrieve an object from under 10 feet of water, and able to tread water for 2 minutes without the use of the hands.

KES 1154 Disc Golf (1-2).  This course introduces the fundamentals of disc golf. Emphasis is placed on basic throwing techniques, putting, distance driving, scoring, and single and doubles play. Tournament and match play formats will also be introduced. NOTE: Basic equipment will be provided. Open to all levels.

KES 1155 Group Fitness (1-2).  This activity course will present a variety of group fitness classes to promote overall health & wellness in a motivating group setting. Group fitness classes such as indoor cycling, yoga, core, mobility and HIIT training, offer community, energy and motivation to create a transformative experience and deliver fitness results. Open to all ages. No equipment necessary.

KES 1157 Outdoor Pursuits (1-2).  Outdoor resources and adventure activities are utilized as opportunities for experiential learning. Activities can include hiking, backpacking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, outdoor cooking, orienteering, wilderness safety and first aid. Equipment provided. Open to all levels.

KES 1158 Swimming (1-2).  Basic and intermediate swimming techniques will be taught and practiced in the pool. Basic water safety procedures and the development of health-related fitness through swimming are examined. Prerequisites: Must be 15+ years of age, able to swim 50 yards and tread water (or float) for 1 minute.

KES 1252 Cardio Fitness (2-2).  This course is designed to enhance overall health & fitness by increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, and improve body composition. Students are encouraged to refrain from a sedentary lifestyle. Activities include walking, indoor cycling, indoor rowing, and other aerobic activities.

KES 1253 Lifeguarding (2-2).  This course is designed to meet American Red Cross (ARC) requirements related to lifeguarding and basic water safety skills. Upon successful completion of the course, this student will be awarded the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate and CPR/AED/First Aid certification for Lifeguards. An additional fee is required to cover ARC ancillary materials, and ARC certification cards. Basic swim skills are required. Prerequisite: Must be 15+ years of age, able to swim 500 yards, able to retrieve an object from under 10 feet of water, and able to tread water for 2 minutes without the use of the hands.

KES 1254 Disc Golf (2-2).  This course introduces the fundamentals of disc golf. Emphasis is placed on basic throwing techniques, putting, distance driving, scoring, and single and doubles play. Tournament and match play formats will also be introduced. NOTE: Basic equipment will be provided.

KES 1255 Fitness Walking & Running (2-2).  The course is designed for students who are interested in inspirational exercise, goal setting, and personal improvement through social & competitive walking and/or running. The course will begin with low intensity, short distance training before progressing a more aggressive training scheme. The course will cover proper walking & running mechanics, types of training (5K, 10K, Triathlon Runs), weather conditions, and the benefits of cardiovascular training. NOTE: Students will be required to register and complete two events (5K, 10K, Color Run, Sprint Triathlon, etc.). The entry fee for each event and transportation to/from the events will be the responsibility of the student.

KES 1310 Essentials of Public Health (3-0).  The course will cover basic public health functions and principles as well as historical context, the core disciplines of public health, essential functions that every public health system should apply, and health communications.

KES 1350 Sports Officiating (3-0).  This course includes the study of the rules, interpretations, and the mechanics of officiating. The course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required in the officiating of football, basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and other interscholastic sports. Students will be required to assist in a variety of officiating activities outside the formal classroom. Practice officiating outside the classroom will be expected. Certification is not required but recommended.

KES 2303 Nutrition (3-0).   Principles of nutrition including roles of nutrients, psychosocial aspects of eating, nutritional issues at various stages in life; developing diet plans, computing energy consumption and energy expenditures.

KES 2311 Recreation and Leisure Services (3-0).  Introduction to recreation, includes brief historical backgrounds, professional opportunities, present status, past and present leaders. Role of leisure time in our social structure, professional responsibility, familiarization with current issues and trends, and professional literature. Lecture and filed trips.

KES 2314 Essentials of Health Behavior and Health Promotion (3-0).  This course focuses on how to address health issues facing communities by making changes at the individual, community, organizational, and governmental levels. Students will examine methods and theories to promote healthful changes using real-life examples. Specifically, the course will cover individual change theories, community development strategies. Diffusion of innovation theory, and media advocacy strategies.

KES 2320 Foundations of Adapted Physical Education and Recreation (3-0).  The course is designed for preservice physical education, elementary education, and special education students. The course provides a broad range of experiences and assessment in order to help prepare students to work the special needs children in the future. The course aims to provide a background in adapted physical education theory as well as a laboratory experiences and practical timing through field experiences.

KES 2330 Leisure and Outdoor Recreation (3-0).   An overview of the role of the natural world in recreation and leisure services. The course will focus on values of outdoor recreation, outdoor education, adventure recreation, environmental impact, and the role of government in the provision of outdoor recreation.

KES 2340 Principles of Athletic Coaching (3-0).  The course is designed to present foundational knowledge essential for coaching any level athlete in any sport. Emphasis is on a comprehensive approach to the foundations and theories including development of a coaching philosophy, determining coaches objectives, coaching for character, coaching diverse athletes, motivational techniques, as well as, principles of teaching, physical training, and management.

KES 3302 Health and Aging (3-0).  Health concerns and quality of life during the aging process, ageism, demographics, ethnicity, research on aging, economics, health status, nutrition, fitness, health care in the 21st century, and death and dying.

KES 3303 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3-0).  Injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation techniques in sports.

KES 3305 Physiology of Exercise (3-0).  Physiological responses of the human body during various levels/intensities of physical activity and exercise.

KES 3306 Motor Learning and Development through the Lifespan (3-0).  Acquisition and performance of movement behaviors including generalized patterns and specific skills for sport activities; how individuals learn movement skills’ interaction with cognitive, effective, and psychomotor learning domains, application of learning theories to physical education, physical therapy, and athletics.

KES 3313 Kinesiology and Biomechanics (3-0).  This course pertains to the mechanics of human movement during physical activity and exercise; applications of fundamental physics to anatomical structures and motion and analysis of musculoskeletal structures that influence human movement.

KES 3316 River Recreation and Water Craft Safety (2-2).  Acquiring an understanding and application of teaching basic paddling skills of water crafts (river board, kayaks, rafts, canoes, inflatables, etc.) Additional content includes: aspects of safety, river policy, history, culture, careers/guiding, equipment maintenance/storage, river camping and leadership. Field days required (3-5 days).

KES 3318 Mountain Recreation and Safety (2-2).  This course will teach fundamentals of back country camping, orienteering, and basic rock climbing including equipment, climbing techniques, knots, belaying, and rappelling; emphasis on skills development, risk management, and leadership. This course will follow and promote industry safety standards and teach best practices. Instruction requires three to five full days of practical field application for hands-on experience.

KES 3321 Recreation Administration (3-0).  Analyzes the internal organization of a recreation department dealing with finances and accounting records and reports, publicity and public relations, state and federal legislation staff organization coordination, coordination of community resources.

KES 3330 Sustainable Tourism & Commercial Recreation (3-0).  Course will analyze commercial recreation; economics, marketing, and financing commercial recreation endeavors; and assemble the various opportunities available in the commercial and private sector.

KES 4303 Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription (3-0). Evaluation of health and fitness levels of athletic and nonathletic populations; creating effective exercise programs for various populations.

KES 4310 Program Planning and Evaluation (3-0).  This course will emphasize a systems approach in the planning of effective health services.  Students will develop an evidence-based program that will include effective and culturally appropriate implementation strategies using state or national health objectives as a framework for planning.

KES 4312 Health Promotion at the Workplace (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Needs assessment; program development, implementation, and evaluation in corporate and private business settings; developing environmental and social support for healthy behaviors with the business community.

KES 4313 Legal and Ethical Issues in Exercise and Sport Science (3-0).  This course will cover basic legal principles, terminology, risk-management approaches, application of legal principles for the protection of employees and employers in kinesiology- related fields, and contemporary ethical issues.

KES 4316 Exercise Programming for Special Populations (3-0).  Creating exercise programs for populations of people having health concerns in the 21st century; programming application to coronary heart disease, diabetes, asthma, obesity, pregnancy, and physical and mental disabilities.

KES 4360 Practicum in Kinesiology (0-3).   QEP MAPPED COURSE Supervised internship with selected agencies and organizations such as intramural sports, city recreation departments, YMCAs and YWCAs, Boys’ Clubs, Girl and Boy Scouts, rehabilitation centers, and similar agencies and organizations. Field experience fee $75. Prerequisite: Senior Classification and approval of department head.

KES 4361 Special Topics in Kinesiology (3-0).   Selected topics in Kinesiology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Offered when needed. Permission of instructor.

KES 4362 Senior Capstone in Exercise and Sport Science (3-0).  Completion and presentation of a research project is required. Additionally, the research project must be submitted to a professional conference, publication, or the student must attempt an approved professional certification examination. Prerequisite:  Senior standing

KES 5301 Advanced Special Topics in Kinesiology (3-0).  Selected topics in Kinesiology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Offered when needed. Permission of instructor.

KES 5305 Research Methods (3-0).  An introduction to the fundamental concepts of research design, measurement, statistical analysis and scientific inquiry as they apply to understanding and evaluating published research.  Upon completion of this course, students should be informed about the relevance of published research to their own practice and research.

KES 5307 Issues in Sports Law (3-0).  This course covers various individual and non-professional sports law issues and focuses on the regulation of interscholastic, intercollegiate, and Olympic sports.   Topics covered include tort law, contract law, Title IX gender discrimination, the relationship between the college athlete and university, drug testing of amateur athletes, the regulatory authority of the NCAA, and the rules and regulations pertaining to “amateurism” and use of agents.

KES 5312 Advanced Human Nutrition (3-0).  Dietary factors associated with chronic disease development are examined with an emphasis on heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and neurodegenerative diseases.  Students will access diets and provide alternative food choices to lower chronic disease risk.  Acute and chronic exercise’s effects on nutrient requirements metabolism and the ergogenic efficacy of dietary supplements receive substantial attention.

KES 5313 Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3-0).  The purpose of this course is to prepare the student in the areas of exercise physiology.  The goals of this course are to provide the student with an active learning experience that will increase their knowledge of (a) energy metabolism and nutrition, (b) aerobic and anaerobic principles of work and exercise, (c) body composition measurement themes in exercise science, (d) cardiorespiratory/renal responses to exercise, (e) muscular/neural responses to exercise, and (f) thermoregulation during exercise in differing environments. Historical and contemporary concepts of exercise physiology will be discussed to improve the student’s understanding of the genesis and progression of exercise physiology throughout the twentieth century. This course will prepare the student for practical applications of exercise physiology.

KES 5314 Diagnostic Test and Measurement in Exercise Science (3-0).  This course will provide students with the background in the appropriate design structures, both qualitative, for research projects.  Within the different framework of experimental designs, an emphasis will be on how to collect and organize data, data clearing, statistical analysis, and the interpretation of data.  At the conclusion of the course, the student should have identified and be comfortable applying the appropriate experimental design for the thesis/project.

KES 5315 Group Dynamics (3-0).   An analysis of small-group structures and function with emphasis on leadership, membership, attitude and value formation, and role theory.  1.  To provide the students with an analysis and understanding of small -group structure and function with emphasis on leadership, membership, attitude formation, value formation, and role theory.  2.  To acquaint the students with basic methods of effective management and control of the group situation.  3.  To provide practical application of small-group principles to simulated situations.

KES 5316 Neurological Basis for Motor Learning and Control (3-0).  This course is designed to provide an understanding of psychological/physiological principles involved in motor learning, control, and performance in skill acquisition for school-age- children and adult populations.

KES 5321 Leadership in Sport Administration (3-0).  A variety of leadership and management skills will be examined, including communication, problem solving, conflict management, group dynamics, and leadership theory. Practical application to sport and allied professions will be included.

KES 5322 Strategic Management in Sport (3-0).  A study and application of management theories and practical application to sport administration. This course provides students with an opportunity to analyze organizational structure, examine current industry trends, and develop a strategic plan for a sport organization.

KES 5323 Sport Finance and Sales (3-0).  Students learn financial concepts including financial planning and management, budgeting, the fundraising cycle, and explore the use of different strategies and techniques to maintain or expand sports operations, stadium/facility proposals, budgets, and bond referendums. In addition, a variety of revenue streams are discussed in detail. Students are exposed to a variety of different sales strategies and tactics that can be applied to the sport industry and are also exposed to the latest research and professional trends in the field.

KES 5324 Applied Marketing in Sport (3-0).  His course covers the essentials of sport marketing which includes planning, promotions, operations, and market analysis. The fundamental principles used in the marketing of sport, products, events, and the importance of service quality will also be examined. Students also examine the latest research in the file and will interact with industry professionals.

KES 5325 Event & Facility Management (3-0).  The course provides students with an opportunity to examine the practical application of the principles and theory related to event and facility planning, human resource and equipment organization, and execution of sport at these facilities. Site visits and interactions with local sport organizations are required.

KES 5373 Health and Human Behavior (3-0).  This course explores the process and methods of scientific inquiry and interpretation of research findings in kinesiology. Students will gain familiarity with the major elements of research including literature review, quantitative and qualitative methodology, design, evaluation of research, statistical analysis, presentation of data, and ethical considerations. This course also provides an overview of statistics including descriptive and inferential statistics and one-way ANOVA.  Students should have a basic understanding of conducting library and Internet information searches prior to taking this course.

KES 5609 Advanced Practicum in Kinesiology (0-6).   A course which provides real world application of blank in a public or private setting. Limited to students in good academic standing who have completed 24 sch. in a kinesiology master of science program and who meet sufficient GPA requirements. Prerequisite: Advisor approval required.