Undergraduate Courses

Kinesiology Courses 

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 2203 Applied Anatomy (2-0). General survey of the anatomy of the body. Topics include the major organ systems relevant for human performance majors. An emphasis on cellular structures and the histology of selected anatomical structures will also be incorporated.

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 2304 Essential of Epidemiology (3-0). Epidemiology, the study of disease occurrence and determinants, lays the foundation for all public health practice. It is a scientific way of thinking about cause and effect. Epidemiology is used to investigate disease outbreaks, determine the natural history of disease, set resource priorities, and develop policies. Basic epidemiologic theory and techniques, applicable to public health practice, will be taught.

KES 2312 Essentials of Global Health (3-0). This course will introduce students to the main concepts of the public health field and the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Students will get an overview of the determinants of health, and how health is measured. Students will also review the burden of disease, risk factors, and key measures to address the burden of disease in cost-effective ways. The course will cover key concepts and frameworks but be very practical in orientation. The course will be global in coverage but with a focus on low and middle-income countries and on the health of the poor.

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 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 3310 Community Health Assessment (3-0). This course will focus on the assessment of community health and the capacity to support the development of policy and community-based systems of health protection, health promotion, disease control, and health services. Students in this course will investigate the impact that social determinants of health (ie gender, race/ethnicity,50 socioeconomic status, etc. ) have on community health.

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 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). 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 kinesiologyrelated 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 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

Physical Education Courses

PE 1150 Wellness/Fitness Assessment (0-2). A course that assists students in making an assessment of their level of fitness. Included are: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular coordination, and concepts of healthy living. May not be repeated for credit.

PE 1153 Individual Activities (0-2). Individual sports of Archery, Aerobics, Golf, and Weight Training and Conditioning.

PE 1154 Team Activities (0-2). Team sports of Basketball, and Volleyball.

PE 1155 Dual Activities (0-2). Dual sports of Badminton, Racquetball, Handball, and Tennis.

PE 1156 Aquatic Activities (0-2). Beginning Swimming, Intermediate Swimming and Life Guarding. Red Cross Certification Is

PE 1301 (PHED) Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport (3-0). A course emphasizing the aims and objectives and historical background for sports and fitness and recreation. (Fall/Spring) This class must be completed with at least a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in an upper level Physical Education class.

PE 1306 (PHED 1306) First Aid (3-0). A course which includes class discussion, reading and units on the fundamentals of safe conduct at home, in traffic, in play and recreation, and in the community with a section devoted to first aid in accordance with the latest National Safety Council first aid techniques and Advanced First Aid and CPR certification (Fall/Spring)

PE 2101 Intercollegiate Activities (0-2). Participation as a member of an intercollegiate athletic team. Upon dismissal or voluntary withdrawal from the team, the student must report to the Chair of the Department for assignment to the regular activity claps. Elective credit only. May be repeated but may not be used to fulfill P.E. activity course requirements in General Education. Prerequisite: Membership on an intercollegiate athletic team.

PE 2303 (PHED 1331) Activities for Children (3-0). This course is designed to give a foundation for a working knowledge of activities that are appropriate for children. These activities include elements that are deemed necessary for the complete physical development of the child. (Fall/Spring)

PE 2304 Skills and Techniques of Individual and Team Sports (3-0). A course that emphasizes the training in basic skills and techniques of a wide range of individual and team activities including but not limited to: tennis, golf, badminton, archery, speedball, softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer and other selected individual and team recreational activities. (Fall/Spring)

PE 3301 Theory of Practice of Football (3-0). A course giving emphasis to the theory of football, including policies in organization and administration of competitive sports programs. (Fall)

PE 3302 Theory and Practice of Basketball (3-0). A course which gives emphasis to the theory of basketball, including policies in 61 the organization and administration of competitive sports programs. (Spring)

PE 3303 Theory and Practice of Baseball and Softball (3-0). A course which gives emphasis to the theory of baseball and softball, including policies in the organization and administration of competitive sports programs. (Spring) Prerequisite: PE 1303

PE 3304 Contemporary Health Problems (3-0). A study of current health problems and topics in society. Specific topics will include substance abuse, communicable diseases, mental health, environmental health, birth control, and nutrition and fitness. (Fall)

PE 3305 Motor Development (3-0). This course is designed to permit students to study the various aspects of motor development of children. This will give students the opportunity to study physical growth as a factor accompanying motor development, fundamental motor skill learning and refinement and physical fitness development. (Spring)

PE 3307 Kinesiology (3-0). A study of the analysis of human motion and posture subject to both mechanical and biological laws and principles. (Fall) Prerequisite: PE1301

PE 3308 Theory and Practice of Volleyball and Tennis (3.0). A course which gives emphasis to the theory of volleyball and tennis including organization and administration of competitive sports programs. (Fall) Prerequisite: PE 1301

PE 3309 Theory and Practice of Track and Soccer (3-0). A course which gives emphasis to the theory of track and soccer including organization and administration of competitive sports programs. (Spring)

PE 4102 Workshop in Sports and Fitness (1-0). A course that may be repeated for credit when course content varies. (Various)

PE 4103 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum I (0-3). A practical clinical experience course for the first year athletic training student. Working under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer, experience will be gained in taping, bandaging, illness/injury evaluation, rehabilitation and related services. May be repeated for credit. (Fall) Prerequisite: Admission to the student training program.

PE 4104 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum II (0-3). A practical clinical experience course for student athlete trainers to work under direct supervision by a certified/licensed athletic trainer. Includes practical experience in bandaging and taping, athletic training Room management, medical referral and administration of injury care and related services. (Fall/Spring)

PE 4301 Tests and Measurements (3-0). A course emphasizing the application of tests and measurements to the field of sports and fitness, including medical, written, motor skills, and physical examinations and tests. (Fall/Spring) Prerequisite: Completion of Mathematics Requirement and make a C or better in PE 1301

PE 4302 Psychology and Physiology of Exercise (3-0). A study of the relation of physiological and psychological principles to physical fitness and exercise. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: PE 1301

PE 4303 Concepts of Kinesiology and Fitness (3-0). This course provides a health-related fitness knowledge base with skill and assessment techniques and a review of important kinesiological concepts. (Fall/Spring/Summer) Prerequisites: PE 1301, 3307, 4301, 4302 or permission of the instructor

PE 4304 Athletic Training I (3-0). A course which deals with proper methods of conditioning for prevention of sports related injuries with a focus on care and treatment of common athletic injures. (Fall) Prerequisite: PE 1306, Safety and First Aid

PE 4305 Athletic Training II (3-0). An advanced study of the care and prevention of athletic injuries with a focus of assessment and evaluation of sports related injuries. (Spring) Prerequisite: PE 4304

PE 4306 Athletic Therapeutic Exercise (3-0). The study of therapeutic exercises used in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries and clinical techniques involved in muscle testing including goniometry. (Spring-Every third year) Prerequisite: PE 4304

PE 4307 Therapeutic Modalities of Athletic Training (3-0). The study of sports therapy physical agents used in athletic training setting such as cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, and electrotherapy as mechanical therapy. (Spring-Every third year) Prerequisite: PE 4304

PE 4308 Administration of an Athletic Training Program (3-0). The study of the administration and management strategies in athletics. Functions such as record keeping, insurance, public relations, pre-participation examinations, facility and equipment. Maintenance and budgets will be discussed. (Fall-Every third year)