Course Descriptions

Kinesiology
(faculty, see Department of Health and Kinesiology)
(KINE)

One hour of KINE 198 Health and Fitness and 1 hour of KINE 199 activity classes are included in all curricula. The KINE 199 used to meet core curriculum requirements must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade basis except kinesiology majors. Additional KINE 199 courses may be taken for a grade or satisfactory/unsatisfactory except kinesiology majors. The purpose of these courses is to improve the student’s level of fitness and/or pursuit of lifetime sport and to provide knowledge and skill development to meet present and future wellness objectives. KINE 198 Health and Fitness classes may not be repeated for credit.

The University Core Curriculum requirement for Visual and Performing Arts may be fulfilled by taking 3 hours of dance classes designated for Visual and Performing Arts. Sections of KINE 160-174 designated for Visual and Performing Arts credit may not be repeated and may not be used to fulfill the KINE 199 University Core Curriculum requirement.

121. Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment. (1-2). Credit 2.

Assessment of individual physical fitness and motor ability profiles for students majoring in kinesiology. Prerequisite: Kinesiology major.

160. Visual and Performing Arts—Ballet I. (0-2). Credit 1.

Fundamentals of ballet including historical background and cultural heritage; appreciation of ballet as an instrument of expression; opportunity to learn and perform proper body mechanics with correct alignment in relation to classical ballet.

161. Visual and Performing Arts—Ballet II. (0-2). Credit 1.

Intermediate study of ballet; historical background and the knowledge and understanding of its cultural heritage; increased level of difficulty in barre, center and across the floor; concentration and continual refinement of body/spatial awareness, musicality, alignment and execution of correct classical technique; placement exam required on the second day of class. Prerequisite: Beginning ballet or approval of instructor.

162. Visual and Performing Arts—Ballet III. (0-2). Credit 1.

Technical study of classical and contemporary ballet; elevated barre work, traditional components including turns, footwork, adagios, advanced center/floor phrases; study of Cecchetti, Vaganova, and collaborative methods; focus on strength, concentration and correct technique on performance combinations; placement exam required on the second day of class. Prerequisite: KINE 161 or DCED 161 or approval of instructor.

163. Visual and Performing Arts—Beginning Ballroom Dance. (0-2). Credit 1.

Historical background, influences reflected by cultural attitudes and interests toward ballroom dance; knowledge of basic social dance etiquette; basic competencies in step patterns, rhythm and timing, body carriage, formation positions and leading and following techniques; identify movement skills and correct use of vocabulary.

164. Visual and Performing Arts—Intermediate Ballroom Dance. (0-2). Credit 1.

Historical and cultural background, increased competencies in step patterns, rhythmical timing skills, body carriage formations, positions, and leading and following technique; identify and perform complex movement skills used in the Latin form of ballroom dance. Prerequisite: Beginning ballroom dance or approval of instructor.

165. Visual and Performing Arts—Beginning Folk Dance. (0-2). Credit 1.

Folk dance expressed through appreciation of various countries’ values, traditions and symbolic meanings; historical background and cultural influences relating to folk dancing; knowledge through reading, video observation and vocabulary.

166. Visual and Performing Arts—Jazz Dance I. (0-2). Credit 1.

Fundamentals of jazz dance; historical background and cultural influences; basic steps and concepts used to develop skills necessary for jazz movement; encourage individual style and creativity towards development and performance of combinations.

167. Visual and Performing Arts—Jazz Dance II. (0-2). Credit 1.

Intermediate study of jazz dance; review of historical background and cultural heritage; includes several jazz styles; proper body mechanics and alignment; placement exam required on the second day of class. Prerequisite: Beginning jazz dance or approval of instructor.

168. Visual and Performing Arts—Jazz Dance III. (0-2). Credit 1.

Advanced study of jazz dance; reviews historical background and cultural heritage including significant jazz artists and their influence on jazz dance and society; increased development of coordination, endurance and flexibility necessary to performing extensive jazz combinations; placement exam required on the second day of class. Prerequisite: KINE 167 or approval of instructor.

169. Visual and Performing Arts—Tap Dance I. (0-2). Credit 1.

Beginning study of tap dance; historical background of tap dance including origins and influences that shape its cultural heritage; opportunity to learn and perform basic concepts of tap dance.

170. Visual and Performing Arts—Tap Dance II. (0-2). Credit 1.

Intermediate level of tap dance; reviews the historical background, origins and influences of tap dance; review and continued study of basic concepts of tap; opportunity to create, learn, perform and identify more complex rhythmical steps; placement exam required on the second day of class. Prerequisite: Beginning tap dance or approval of instructor.

171. Visual and Performing Arts—Modern Dance I. (0-2). Credit 1.

Beginning technical study of modern dance; historical background in regards to the pioneers of modern dance and the development of modern dance within society; modern dance concepts including: contraction/release, fall/recovery, use of breath and body weight, lateral curve, locomotor/axial movement phrases, spatial awareness.

172. Visual and Performing Arts—Modern Dance II. (0-2). Credit 1.

Intermediate study of modern dance; reviews historical background and its development within society; continual study and understanding of modern dance concepts; fall/recovery, contract/release, use of breath and weight, spine work, inversion, and spatial awareness; placement exam required on the second day of class. Prerequisite: Beginning modern dance or approval of instructor.

173. Visual and Performing Arts—Modern Dance III. (0-2). Credit 1.

Physical and artistic exploration of both traditional and contemporary training methods; understand and utilize three dimensional spine work, inversion, floor work and dynamics; placement exam required the second day of class. Prerequisite: KINE 172 or DCED 172 or approval of instructor.

174. Visual and Performing Arts—Laban Movement Analysis. (0-2). Credit 1.

Studies the abilities of the body in relation to movement time space effort and force; explores a wide range of movement elements and concepts, such as body shape, body actions, symmetry, bound flow, locomotor movement, types of axis and single/multi unit movement.

175. Gender Neutral Partnering. (0-2). Credit 1.

Explores the fundamental principles of partnering; explores the properties of momentum, weight sharing, contact improvisation, breath, timing and trust; develops movement phrases on the principles of impromptu and partnering. Prerequisite: KINE 172 or DCED 172 or approval of instructor.

198. Health and Fitness Activity. (0-2). Credit 1.

Half lecture; half activity; student choice of designated fitness or strength related activities; lecture portion covers current health topics.

199. (PHED 1151, 1152, 2155, 2255, any PHED activity course) Required Physical Activity. (0-2). Credit 1.

Selection from a wide variety of activities designed to increase fitness and/or encourage the pursuit of lifetime activity.

213. (PHED 1301) Foundations of Kinesiology. (3-0). Credit 3.

History, principles, objectives, current concepts of kinesiology.

214. Health and Physical Activity for Children. (3-0). Credit 3.

Coordinated school health and physical activity programs appropriate for elementary aged children; focus on the content of the curriculum and the philosophical underpinnings of programming related to health and physical activity. Prerequisite: KINE 198. Cross-listed with HLTH 214.

215. Fundamentals of Coaching. (1-0). Credit 1.

Study modern theories and applications related to coaching; philosophies, styles, techniques, team organization, liability and administration. Prerequisite: Kinesiology majors and coaching minors only.

230. Outdoor Adventure Programs. (2-2). Credit 3.

Development of knowledge and skills necessary for implementing school and youth programs in outdoor adventure activities such as canoeing, backpacking, rappelling, map and compass/orienteering and camping.

240. Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology. (2-2). Credit 3.

Application of current technology in the areas of health and kinesiology; fundamentals of computers and their use; application of commercial software to health and kinesiology settings; use of computer networks for communications and research. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore classification in health or kinesiology. Cross-listed with HLTH 240.

285. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4.

Work on a specified topic with the intent of promoting independent reading, research and study; supplement existing course offerings or subjects nor presently covered. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

289. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of kinesiology. May be repeated for credit.

291. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in kinesiology. May be repeated 4 times for credit. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

300. Field Experiences in Outdoor Education. Credit 1 to 3 each semester.

Field-based learning experience designed as leadership training in various outdoor adventure activities such as backpacking, canoeing and rock climbing. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: KINE 230 or approval of instructor.

302. Applied Exercise Physiology for Coaches. (1-0). Credit 1.

Survey of the physiology of exercise with an emphasis on topics in applied physiology that coaches should understand in working with student athletes of both genders and different ages. Prerequisites: KINE 306; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

304. Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. (3-0). Credit 3.

The relationship of psychology to sport; topics include history, application of learning principles, social psychology, personality variables, psychological assessment, youth sport, women in sport, the psychology of coaching, sports law and ethics. Prerequisite: Junior classification. Cross-listed with PSYC 304.

306. Functional Anatomy for Coaches. (0-2). Credit 1.

Introduction to musculoskeletal anatomy and movement analysis and the applications of these topics to basic sport skills. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

307. Lifespan Motor Development. (3-0). Credit 3.

Developmental characteristics and contemporary issues associated with motor behavior across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

308. Integrated Adventure Education. (2-3). Credit 3.

Philosophy of outdoor education in a physical education program; designing and implementing outdoor adventure activities in an experiential and interdisciplinary manner for reinforcing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or instructor approval.

310. Pool and Waterfront Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

Sanitary codes and pool sanitation; safety; problems of pool and waterfront management; selection of personnel.

311. Fundamental Rhythms and Dance. (2-3). Credit 3.

Theory and practice in fundamental rhythms and dance as appropriate for elementary and secondary school curricula. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

312. Coaching of Baseball. (1-2). Credit 2.

Theory and practice of coaching fundamentals in baseball. Prerequisite: KINE 215.

314. Coaching of Soccer. (1-2). Credit 2.

Study of modern theories and applications related to coaching soccer. Prerequisites: KINE 215 and KINE 199–Soccer or approval of instructor.

317. Coaching of Football. (1-2). Credit 2.

Theory and practice of coaching fundamentals in football. Prerequisite: KINE 215.

318. Athletic Injuries. (3-0). Credit 3.

Introduction to the profession of athletic training; comprehensive analysis of the theories and practices in preventing, recognizing and treating common athletic injuries. Prerequisites: HLTH 216; BIOL 319; BIOL 320; junior or senior classification.

319. Sociology of Sport. (3-0). Credit 3.

Social institution of sport and its consequences for American society; social organization from play to professional sport; violence, discrimination, women in sport; socialization implications from participation in sports. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with SOCI 319.

320. Advanced Athletic Injuries. (3-0). Credit 3.

Principles and procedures of therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation as they relate to physical education, athletic training and physical therapy. Prerequisites: KINE 318 and approval of instructor.

321. Coaching of Volleyball. (1-2). Credit 2.

Coaching fundamentals in volleyball. Prerequisites: KINE 215 and KINE 199–Volleyball or approval of instructor.

326. Outdoor Education. (3-0). Credit 3.

Procedures and techniques for extending the classroom to the outdoors; resources, activities and strategies for using the outdoors as an educational tool. Prerequisite: KINE 230.

351. Coaching of Basketball. (1-2). Credit 2.

Theory of fundamental skills needed to coach basketball with emphasis on knowledge of rules, strategies and skill analysis. Prerequisites: KINE 215 and KINE 199–Basketball or approval of instructor.

355. Coaching of Track. (1-2). Credit 2.

Theory and practice of coaching fundamentals in track and field events. Prerequisite: KINE 215.

406. Motor Learning and Skill Performance. (3-0). Credit 3.

Learning in psychomotor domain; motor learning theories, physiological bases of skill behavior, motor and skill learning, state of performer and application of instructional techniques in motor learning and skill performance. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-kinesiology majors.

408. Theory and Practice of Adventure Education. (3-0). Credit 3.

Foundational theories of adventure education; research and current practice in the application of the theories and their related skills. Prerequisites: KINE 230 and 326; junior or senior classification.

409. Logistics and Strategies for Backcountry Expeditions. (3-0). Credit 3.

Organization and planning strategies for potential wilderness leaders seeking to lead groups on extended trips into the backcountry; logistical requirements for maximum safety, expedition effectiveness and minimum impact on the environment; developing sound judgment and positive expedition behavior practices. Prerequisites: KINE 230 and 326 or approval of instructor.

425. Tests and Measurements. (3-0). Credit 3.

Comprehensive examination of the conceptual and theoretical aspects of measurement and evaluation in the field of kinesiology; emphasis on the application of statistical techniques germane to measurement and evaluation. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-kinesiology majors.

426. Exercise Biomechanics. (3-3). Credit 4.

An integrated, mechanistic study of biomechanics of human motion during physical activity and exercise; biology and mechanical properties of the human movement system including bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, skeletal muscles, joints and whole body systems investigated. Prerequisites: PHYS 201; junior or senior classification; admission to the professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-kinesiology majors.

427. Therapeutic Principles. (3-0). Credit 3.

Examination of human tissue types, characteristics, and physiology pertaining to injury, pain transmission, and the healing process; study of common therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound and electricity with emphasis on physiological mechanisms of effect. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to the professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-kinesiology majors.

429. Adapted Physical Activity. (2-2). Credit 3.

Kinesiology for individuals with handicapping conditions; emphasis on cognitive recognition of such handicaps as postural deviations, emotional disturbances, convulsive disorders, vision and auditory problems, and other learning disability conditions. Prerequisite: Admission to professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-kinesiology majors.

430. Data Acquisition and Management in Health and Kinesiology. (2-2). Credit 3.

Advanced application of current technology in the areas of health and kinesiology to include data management and presentation; integration of software and creation of educational and promotional material in the areas of health and kinesiology. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification in health or kinesiology or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with HLTH 430.

431. Ropes Course and Group Process. (2-2). Credit 3.

Techniques of group facilitation for initiatives of ropes/challenge course events; activity presentation and sequencing, safety techniques and construction principles, and processing experiences for transfer of learning. Prerequisite: KINE 230; 326 or KINE 199 (Venture Dynamics).

433. Physiology of Exercise. (3-0). Credit 3.

Physiological bases of exercise and physical conditioning; measurement of metabolic efficiency during exercise, neuromuscular efficiency and body composition. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to the professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-kinesiology majors.

434. Advanced Exercise Physiology. (3-0). Credit 3.

Investigates mechanisms responsible for skeletal muscle power production during exercise and the energetic support for the muscles through intermediary metabolism and oxygen flux from the lungs to the muscle mitochondria; examines the effects of training on these processes. Prerequisites: KINE 433; junior or senior classification.

439. Exercise Evaluation and Prescription. (3-3). Credit 4.

Theory and techniques for evaluation of human performance and cardiovascular disease risk factors in healthy and diseased populations; exercise prescription for disease prevention and rehabilitation. Prerequisites: KINE 433; senior classification; admission to the professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-kinesiology majors.

482. Seminar. (1-0). Credit 1.

Acquaint students with current research and the research process in their chosen field of study (kinesiology). May be taken 4 times for credit. Prerequisites: Admission to professional phase of program or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

483. Practicum in Kinesiology. Credit 3.

Participation and study in the areas of fitness assessment, exercise and/or sport programming, and fitness/sport administration; acquisition and practice of professional and/or clinical skills in kinesiology. Prerequisites: KINE 199 (Aerobic Movement); senior classification; admission to the professional phase; approval of instructor.

484. Internship in Kinesiology. Credit 1 to 12.

Supervised internship with corporate fitness centers, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, recreation centers and similar agencies and organizations. Prerequisites: KINE 483; completion of all coursework.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4.

Special problems in kinesiology assigned to individual students or to groups. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.

489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of kinesiology. May be repeated for credit.

491. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in kinesiology. May be repeated 4 times for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.