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Kinesiology—Healthcare Science Required Courses

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Honors version of any course may be substituted.
Lab fees are required for the following courses: Kinesiology 173, 280, 331, 350, 370, 443.

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 Nutrition for Health and Performance (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. 

Statistics course

Psychology 203, or Mathematics 201, or Mathematics 301

Fifteen Elective Credits from the following list:

Biology 230, 233, 303, 306, 308, 309, 312, 313, 315, 316, 319, 340, 341, 343, 354
Chemistry 315
Kinesiology 170, 171, 173, 201, 352, 363, 370, 371, 401, 405, 407, 425, 443, 446, 447, 468, 474
Physics/Astronomy 107, 108
Physical Education 373, 374
Psychology 220, 303, 338, 341, 355, 367, 380, 383, 390, 391, 455 
Interdisciplinary Studies 367, 399

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