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Strength and Conditioning Emphasis

Core Courses
26-105 Biological Concepts

An introduction to the biological sciences. Addresses phenomena common to a diversity of life forms. Biological organization, cell biology, processing energy, genetics, evolution.

26-211 Human Anatomy

A study of the fundamental structure and organization of the organs and systems of the human body. Prerequisite: "C" or better in Biology 105.

26-212 Human Physiology

Structure/function relationships of the healthy human body, on the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ-system levels. Prerequisite: Biology 211 or 323 with a grade of C or better.

77-121 Orientation to Kinesiology

An introduction to Kinesiology, which is an integrated program of study utilizing information from several core science areas. Topics will include: the various programs of study within the department, the range of employment opportunities in Kinesiology; and the roles and responsibilities of Kinesiologists in society.

77-122 Kinesiology Admissions Seminar

This course consists of activities for students to learn more about the foundations of the field and the professions related to Kinesiology, as well as prepare for admission into programs in the Department of Kinesiology. Prerequisites: A grade of "B" or better in Kinesiology 121 or concurrent enrollment in Kinesiology 121. Biology 211 or concurrent enrollment in Biology 211.

77-280 Biomechanics (26-211, 26-212 co, Admitted)

Structural and mechanical principles involved in human movement; contribution of these principles to the efficiency of human movement. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors and successful completion of Biology 211 and successful completion or concurrent enrollment in Biology 212 OR Declared Physical Education major and Phy Ed 275. Special fees may apply.

77-331 Motor Learning (86-101, Admitted)

This course guides the study of the principles of motor skill performance and learning and the application of these theories to physical activities, learners and various environments. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors. Special fees may apply.

77-349 Behavior Aspects of Kinesiology (86-101, Admitted)

This course introduces students to psychological, or behavioral, aspects of sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students will explore factors that affect performance and psychological development and well-being. Prerequisites: Psychology 101 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-350 Physiology of Exercise (26-212, Admitted)

The study of the body's physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. Training techniques and enhanced physical performance will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors and successful completion of Biology 212, OR Declared  Physical Education major and Phy Ed 275.  Special fees may apply.

77-351 Clinical Nutrition & Weight Management (26-212, Admitted)

Introduction to the principles of optimal nutrition, supplementation, and weight management as it relates to active and athletic populations. There is additional focus on the needs resulting from special circumstances (i.e. eating disorders, pregnant athletes, etc.). Prerequisites: Biology 212 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-361 Medical Aspects of Kinesiology (77-350)

The course discusses medically related risks and benefits associated with the performance of exercise and physical activity, focusing on cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic adaptations. Chronic disease states, acute disease states, pharmacological issues, special populations will be included. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 350.

77-368 Research Techniques in Kinesiology (Statistics, Admitted)

The course encourages students to learn to design, critique, and prepare a research proposal utilizing APA (American Psychological Association) guidelines and present the proposal to peers and faculty. EBP principles and basic statistical concepts will be reviewed and incorporated into the student's proposal. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training majors and one of the following: Psychology 203, Psychology 341, Sociology 281, Math 201, Math 301, Criminal Justice 281, or Economics 210.

 

Core Requirement
CPR and First Aid Certification

Strength & Conditioning Courses
77-170 Medical Terminology

This course will introduce the prospective student to terminology utilized in upper level coursework and healthcare settings. Prerequisite: Enrollment for declared Major or Minor in Kinesiology or Athletic Training only until after freshman registration.

77-171 Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment of Ath. Inj.

This course provides an introduction to injury prevention, recognition, and treatment strategies. Injury prevention principles, injury classification, and common injuries will be discussed. Prerequisite: Open to students with a major in the Department of Kinesiology only.

77-173 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

This  course will introduce the prospective student to terminology utilized in upper level departmental coursework and within health care settings. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" (2.0) or better in Kinesiology 170.

77-201 Strength Training Techniques (admitted)

An introductory weight training course designed to present material related to the training and conditioning of athletes as well as general population. This is achieved through in-class demonstration and application of proper weight training techniques consisting of supplemental, complex, core strength and Olympic lifting exercises. Prerequisite: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-370 Principles of Strength Training & Conditioning (77-350)

Principles and theory of strength training and conditioning for athletic and sedentary populations will be taught. The course will be based on the principles, concepts, and guidelines for strength and conditioning according to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). This course will prepare the student to apply the proper strength training and conditioning exercises for the athletic and sedentary populations based on the goals, indications, contraindications, and physical evaluation of the individual. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 350.

77-371 Strength and Conditioning Program Design (77-370)

The focus of this course is to develop the many principles of strength training and conditioning, with the final outcome being a comprehensive strength and conditioning manual developed by the student over the course of the semester. In doing so, the student will manipulate many training variables learned in previous courses to design a program that will aid in injury prevention and performance enhancement. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 370.

77-401 Performance Assessment in Kinesiology (77-370)

This course will prepare students to assess physical/athletic performance parameters critical to success in athletic/activity settings. The focus will be on administering a reliable and valid testing battery, assessing and interpreting performance data, and developing a plan based on the test data. Prerequisites: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in Kinesiology 370. Special fees may apply.

77-443 Exercise Modification and Progression in S & C (77-370)

This course is designed to give the student knowledge and experience in exercise modification for many different types of individuals/settings (those with physical limitations, injured clients, advanced athletes, settings with minimal equipment, etc.). Alternative methods of strength and conditioning will be demonstrated. This course will also reinforce and expand on strength and conditioning principles, ideas, and concepts developed in previous courses. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 370.

77-447 Admin & Facilities Management in Kinesiology (77-370)

This course is designed to give the student knowledge in several aspects of managing a strength and conditioning facility. Facility design, day-to-day management, and administration of the strength and conditioning facility will be discussed. Topics such as facility planning and design, scheduling, maintenance, legal responsibilities, and budgeting will be introduced. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 370.

77-461 Clinical Experience in Strength Training and Conditioning (77-370)

This course is designed to provide students with clinical experience in the strength training and conditioning environment. Students will be asked to apply classroom knowledge, skills, and abilities through this clinical experience. Clinical assignments will be coordinated through the Strength and Conditioning program director. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 370, Current valid CPR and First Aid certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association), Criminal background check must be completed prior to clinical placement. Special fees may apply.

77-480 Kinesiology Internship

The internship provides the opportunity for development and practice at a worksite. Theory, principles and techniques, as well as the skills learned in the classroom. Students are placed in selected business, industry and commercial settings as well as selected strength and conditioning sites.  Prerequisite: Completion of all other undergraduate requirements. Department consent required.

Exercise and Fitness Emphasis 

Core Courses

26-105 Biological Concepts

An introduction to the biological sciences. Addresses phenomena common to a diversity of life forms. Biological organization, cell biology, processing energy, genetics, evolution.

26-211 Human Anatomy

A study of the fundamental structure and organization of the organs and systems of the human body. Prerequisite: "C" or better in Biology 105.

26-212 Human Physiology

Structure/function relationships of the healthy human body, on the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ-system levels. Prerequisite: Biology 211 or 323 with a grade of C or better.

77-121 Orientation to Kinesiology

An introduction to Kinesiology, which is an integrated program of study utilizing information from several core science areas. Topics will include: the various programs of study within the department, the range of employment opportunities in Kinesiology; and the roles and responsibilities of Kinesiologists in society.

77-122 Kinesiology Admissions Seminar

This course consists of activities for students to learn more about the foundations of the field and the professions related to Kinesiology, as well as prepare for admission into programs in the Department of Kinesiology. Prerequisites: A grade of "B" or better in Kinesiology 121 or concurrent enrollment in Kinesiology 121. Biology 211 or concurrent enrollment in Biology 211.

77-280 Biomechanics (26-211, 26-212 co, Admitted)

Structural and mechanical principles involved in human movement; contribution of these principles to the efficiency of human movement. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors and successful completion of Biology 211 and successful completion or concurrent enrollment in Biology 212 OR Declared Physical Education major and Phy Ed 275. Special fees may apply.

77-331 Motor Learning (86-101, Admitted)

This course guides the study of the principles of motor skill performance and learning and the application of these theories to physical activities, learners and various environments. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors. Special fees may apply.

77-349 Behavior Aspects of Kinesiology (86-101, Admitted)

This course introduces students to psychological, or behavioral, aspects of sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students will explore factors that affect performance and psychological development and well-being. Prerequisites: Psychology 101 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-350 Physiology of Exercise (26-212, Admitted)

The study of the body's physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. Training techniques and enhanced physical performance will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors and successful completion of Biology 212, OR Declared  Physical Education major and Phy Ed 275.  Special fees may apply.

77-351 Clinical Nutrition & Weight Management (26-212, Admitted)

Introduction to the principles of optimal nutrition, supplementation, and weight management as it relates to active and athletic populations. There is additional focus on the needs resulting from special circumstances (i.e. eating disorders, pregnant athletes, etc.). Prerequisites: Biology 212 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-361 Medical Aspects of Kinesiology (77-350)

The course discusses medically related risks and benefits associated with the performance of exercise and physical activity, focusing on cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic adaptations. Chronic disease states, acute disease states, pharmacological issues, special populations will be included. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 350.

77-368 Research Techniques in Kinesiology (Statistics, Admitted)

The course encourages students to learn to design, critique, and prepare a research proposal utilizing APA (American Psychological Association) guidelines and present the proposal to peers and faculty. EBP principles and basic statistical concepts will be reviewed and incorporated into the student's proposal. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training majors and one of the following: Psychology 203, Psychology 341, Sociology 281, Math 201, Math 301, Criminal Justice 281, or Economics 210.


Core Requirement

CPR and First Aid Certification

Exercise & Fitness Courses

77-170 Medical Terminology

This course will introduce the prospective student to terminology utilized in upper level coursework and healthcare settings. Prerequisite: Enrollment for declared Major or Minor in Kinesiology or Athletic Training only until after freshman registration.

77-171 Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment of Ath. Inj.

This course provides an introduction to injury prevention, recognition, and treatment strategies. Injury prevention principles, injury classification, and common injuries will be discussed. Prerequisite: Open to students with a major in the Department of Kinesiology only.

77-173 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

This course will introduce the prospective student to terminology utilized in upper level departmental coursework and within health care settings. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" (2.0) or better in Kinesiology 170.

77-201 Strength Training Techniques (admitted)

An introductory weight training course designed to present material related to the training and conditioning of athletes as well as general population. This is achieved through in-class demonstration and application of proper weight training techniques consisting of supplemental, complex, core strength and Olympic lifting exercises. Prerequisite: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-352 Fitness Assessment Techniques (77-350)

A study of testing and evaluation procedures that are commonly used in preparing a health/fitness profile for adult participants in an exercise program. Concepts and techniques in utilizing modern fitness testing instruments and equipment will be taught. Students will also learn to prescribe exercise for sedentary and active populations. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 350.

77-370 Principles of Strength Training & Conditioning (77-350)

Principles and theory of strength training and conditioning for athletic and sedentary populations will be taught. The course will be based on the principles, concepts, and guidelines for strength and conditioning according to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). This course will prepare the student to apply the proper strength training and conditioning exercises for the athletic and sedentary populations based on the goals, indications, contraindications, and physical evaluation of the individual. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 350.

77-407 Clinical Exp in Exercise and Fitness (77-352)

The course is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in activities that promote the development of skills and techniques relating to fitness assessment, program management and supervision, and exercise leadership. On-campus experiences will be the primary assigned activity. (Off-campus/community placements may be arranged if deemed necessary.) Prerequisites: Kinesiology 352 and 370 and First Aid and CPR certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association.) Special fees may apply.

77-443 Exercise Modification and Progression in S & C (77-370)

This course is designed to give the student knowledge and experience in exercise modification for many different types of individuals/settings (those with physical limitations, injured clients, advanced athletes, settings with minimal equipment, etc.). Alternative methods of strength and conditioning will be demonstrated. This course will also reinforce and expand on strength and conditioning principles, ideas, and concepts developed in previous courses. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 370.

77-447 Admin & Facilities Management in Kinesiology (77-370)

This course is designed to give the student knowledge in several aspects of managing a strength and conditioning facility. Facility design, day-to-day management, and administration of the strength and conditioning facility will be discussed. Topics such as facility planning and design, scheduling, maintenance, legal responsibilities, and budgeting will be introduced. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 370.

77-480 Kinesiology Internship

The internship provides the opportunity for development and practice at a worksite. Theory, principles and techniques, as well as the skills learned in the classroom. Students are placed in selected business, industry and commercial settings as well as selected strength and conditioning sites.  Prerequisite: Completion of all other undergraduate requirements. Department consent required.

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Healthcare Science Emphasis

Kinesiology Core Courses

26-105 Biological Concepts

An introduction to the biological sciences. Addresses phenomena common to a diversity of life forms. Biological organization, cell biology, processing energy, genetics, evolution.

26-211 Human Anatomy

A study of the fundamental structure and organization of the organs and systems of the human body. Prerequisite: "C" or better in Biology 105.

26-212 Human Physiology

Structure/function relationships of the healthy human body, on the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ-system levels. Prerequisite: Biology 211 or 323 with a grade of C or better.

77-121 Orientation to Kinesiology

An introduction to Kinesiology, which is an integrated program of study utilizing information from several core science areas. Topics will include: the various programs of study within the department, the range of employment opportunities in Kinesiology; and the roles and responsibilities of Kinesiologists in society.

77-122 Kinesiology Admissions Seminar

This course consists of activities for students to learn more about the foundations of the field and the professions related to Kinesiology, as well as prepare for admission into programs in the Department of Kinesiology. Prerequisites: A grade of "B" or better in Kinesiology 121 or concurrent enrollment in Kinesiology 121. Biology 211 or concurrent enrollment in Biology 211.

77-280 Biomechanics (26-211, 26-212 co, Admitted)

Structural and mechanical principles involved in human movement; contribution of these principles to the efficiency of human movement. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors and successful completion of Biology 211 and successful completion or concurrent enrollment in Biology 212 OR Declared Physical Education major and Phy Ed 275. Special fees may apply.

77-331 Motor Learning (86-101, Admitted)

This course guides the study of the principles of motor skill performance and learning and the application of these theories to physical activities, learners and various environments. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors. Special fees may apply.

77-349 Behavior Aspects of Kinesiology (86-101, Admitted)

This course introduces students to psychological, or behavioral, aspects of sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students will explore factors that affect performance and psychological development and well-being. Prerequisites: Psychology 101 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-350 Physiology of Exercise (26-212, Admitted)

The study of the body's physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. Training techniques and enhanced physical performance will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors and successful completion of Biology 212, OR Declared  Physical Education major and Phy Ed 275.  Special fees may apply.

77-351 Clinical Nutrition & Weight Management (26-212, Admitted)

Introduction to the principles of optimal nutrition, supplementation, and weight management as it relates to active and athletic populations. There is additional focus on the needs resulting from special circumstances (i.e. eating disorders, pregnant athletes, etc.). Prerequisites: Biology 212 and admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

77-361 Medical Aspects of Kinesiology (77-350)

The course discusses medically related risks and benefits associated with the performance of exercise and physical activity, focusing on cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic adaptations. Chronic disease states, acute disease states, pharmacological issues, special populations will be included. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 350.

77-368 Research Techniques in Kinesiology (Statistics, Admitted)

The course encourages students to learn to design, critique, and prepare a research proposal utilizing APA (American Psychological Association) guidelines and present the proposal to peers and faculty. EBP principles and basic statistical concepts will be reviewed and incorporated into the student's proposal. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training majors and one of the following: Psychology 203, Psychology 341, Sociology 281, Math 201, Math 301, Criminal Justice 281, or Economics 210.


Emphasis Courses

Biology course -
Biology 323 - Molecular and Cellular Biology

This course covers the fundamental elements of molecular and cellular biology, including some current research techniques. Molecular biology covers structure, function and biosynthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins as well as regulation of gene expression. Cell biology examines cellular structures and how they accomplish replication, metabolism and response to the environment. Prerequisites: Biology 323;  Biology 105 (or equivalent); Chemistry 105 (or equivalent); and previous or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 106; or equivalent. Biology 535: One year of college-level chemistry.

Chemistry courses -
Chemistry 105 - General Chemistry I

This is the first semester of the 1-year Chemistry 105/106 course sequence, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of science majors and preprofessional students. Topics covered include: atomic theory, atomic and electronic structure, chemical bonding, mole concept, stoichiometry, state of matter, formulas and equations, solutions and colloids. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in Math 104, or completion/placement of any higher math course. Recommended: A previous course in High School or College Chemistry.

Chemistry 106 - General Chemistry II

This is the second semester of the 1-year Chemistry 105/106 course sequence, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of science majors and preprofessional students.  Topics covered in Chemistry 106 include: molecular structure, chemistry of metals and selected nonmetals, intermolecular forces, chemical equilibrium.  Prerequisites: Chemistry 105 with a grade of (C) or better and either completion of Math 104 with a grade of C or better, completion/placement of any higher math course.

Chemistry 235 - Organic Chemistry I

Major topics include nomenclature, reactions and mechanisms of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their halogen derivatives; aromaticity; qualitative molecular orbital approach to bonding and structure; and stereochemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106 with a grade of C or better.

Chemistry 335 - Organic Chemistry II

A continuation of Chemistry 235 which includes a discussion of alcohols, phenols, ethers, carbonyl containing compounds, amines, anilines, carbohydrates and proteins. Particular emphasis is placed on the mechanistic and theoretical aspects of the various topics covered. Infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopes are discussed in a qualitative manner. Prerequisite: Chemistry 235 with a grade of C or better.

Chemistry 303 - BioChemistry

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of the Medical Technology students as well as Chemistry majors who choose to follow the Department's Biochemistry Emphasis. Topics include: Amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, bioenergetics, carbohydrates, lipids, hormones, vitamins, electrolytes, and xenobiotics. Clinical correlations will be presented which emphasize: biochemistry, pathophysiology, and quantification of body fluid constituents.  Prerequisite: Chemistry 335. 

 

A statistics course -
Psychology 203, or Mathematics 201, or Mathematics 301

Calculus -
Mathematics 171, or (Mathematics 204 and 206)

Twelve Elective Credits from the following list -
Biology 306, 308, 316, 319, 340,
Kinesiology 170, 171, 173, 352, 370, 371, 373, 374, 405, 407, 425, 443, 446, 447, 468, 474
Physics/Astronomy 107, 108,
Psychology 220, 380, 291, 338, 341, 355, 383, 390, 455
Interdisciplinary Studies 367, 399

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