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Courses in the Kinesiology Program

ATP 1120 CLINICAL METHODS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 s.h.)
This course is designed to provide students with the methods and practical experiences in basic taping methods, fitting of equipment, crutch usage, protective padding, application of various therapeutic modalities, and other essential introductory clinical skills. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered every fall and spring.

ATP 1590 CONCEPTS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 s.h.)
This course is designed for introducing non-athletic training majors to the basic concepts and techniques available to prevent, care for and manage various athletic injuries. The course will address topics such as emergency care planning, environmental risk factors, common injury mechanisms, recognition of common athletic injuries and taping and wrapping techniques. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered every fall and spring.

ATP 2200 BASIC ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 s.h.)
This course introduces students to an overview of the knowledge, skills and duties of an athletic trainer with emphasis on medical nomenclature, principles of evaluation and rehabilitation, and common injuries and their mechanisms. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered every fall and spring.

BIO 1530 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I:  INTRODUCTION TO CELLULAR BIOLOGY (4 s.h.)
For students planning further study in biology or a related field: includes cell structure and function, mitosis and meiosis, principles of genetics, and classification of living organisms. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: high school biology and chemistry or SCI 1420 and 1430. Students must pass with a C- or higher grade, this course is a prerequisite to all further Biology courses. This course is offered every semester.

BIO 3060 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4 s.h.)
Part one of a two-course sequence. Topics covered include an introduction to histology, the skin and its derivatives, the skeleton, muscles, and the nervous, sensory and endocrine systems. Although this course is taught with an organ system emphasis, mechanisms on the cellular and molecular level are also covered. Prerequisite: BIO 1530 with a grade of C- or higher. This course is offered every fall semester. This course is also offered every fall and spring semester.

BIO 3070 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (4 s.h.)
Immunology, virology, morphology and physiology of bacteria, etiology, and applied microbiology.  Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week.  Prerequisites:  BIO 1530 with a grade of C- or higher and CHE 1510 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.  Designated writing enrichment course.

BIO 3080 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4 s.h.)
A continuation of the study of human structure and function. Topics include circulation, digestion, nutrition, respiration, excretion, immune response, reproduction and development. Prerequisite: BIO 1530 with a grade of C- or higher and BIO 3060, or permission of instructor. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.

BIO 4010 EMBRYOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS (4 s.h.)
Representative patterns in the development of animals from zygote to functioning adults, with emphasis on the early stages. Cellular and genetic mechanisms are included. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: 8 s.h. of upper-division biology; Previous completion of 3060, 3080, 3960, 3980 or 4400 is highly recommended. This course is offered every spring semester. Designated writing enrichment course.

BIO 4400 CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY (4 s.h.)
Cellular structures and processes as they provide the basic mechanisms of life. Consideration of biologically important macromolecules. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: 8 s.h. of upper-division biology (3000 level or higher), and CHE 3210 or permission of the instructor. CHE 4500 is recommended. This course is offered every spring semester. Designated writing enrichment course.

CHE 1510 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4 s.h.)
The elements, their compounds, and their reactions and the theories involved in foundation of modern chemistry. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Pre/corequisite: completion of MAT 1050 or higher.  Students must pass this course with a C or higher grade (not to include C-);  this course is a prerequisite to all further Chemistry courses.  This course is offered every fall semester.

CHE 1520 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4 s.h.)
A more detailed study of topics introduced in 1510. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: CHE 1510 with a grade of C or higher.  Students must pass this course with a C or higher grade (not to include C-); this course is also a prerequisite to all further Chemistry courses.  This course is offered every spring semester.

ENG 3200 BUSINESS WRITING (3 s.h.)
Practical written business communications – letters, memoranda, reports, proposals, and resumes.  One hour of CAC lab per week at discretion of instructor.  Creditable to one program only:  Business, English, Mass Communications, or Writing.  Prerequisites:  ENG 1010 and 1020.  This course is offered every spring semester.

ENG 3210 TECHNICAL WRITING (3 s.h.)
Development of writing skills necessary in technical and scientific fields.  One hour of CAC lab per week at discretion of instructor.  This course is offered as needed.  Cross listed as WRI 3210.  Can be counted toward only one program.

HCA 2300 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3 s.h.)
Introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine.  Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of the conditions that can affect the eleven systems of the human body.  Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, define, understand, and interpret over 11,000 medical terms as related to the body’s systems and their pathological disorders.  The course is offered every fall and spring semester and online every semester. 

KIN 3100 HEATLH-RELATED PHYSICAL FITNESS ASESSMENT AND PRESCRIPTION (3 s.h.)
A course focusing on client-centered assessment and exercise prescription, emphasizing the components of health-related physical fitness. Includes both lecture and laboratory activities.  Prerequisite:  WEL 2180.  This course is offered every fall sesmester.

KIN 4100 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 s.h.)
Examines the etiology and risk factors of disease and associated health problems attributable to physical inactivity.  Prerequisite:  KIN 3100.  This course is offered every fall semester.

KIN 4200 CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3 s.h.)
A focus of this course is on the impact certain chronic diseases have on one’s ability to be physically active and how exercise can be prescribed to treat such conditions.  Prerequisites:  KIN 3100 and PXS 4040.  This course is offered every spring semester.

KIN 4900 CLINICAL OBSERVATION IN KINESIOLOGY (3 s.h.)
A supervised observation and learning experience in a clinical setting.  A minimum of 80 hours will be required.  Prerequisites:  KIN 3100  and senior standing.  This course is offered every semester.

MAT 1130 PRE-CALCULUS I (3 s.h.)
Review of numbers and their properties, polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents, radicals, equations in one variable, relations, functions, exponential, logarithmic functions. Prerequisites: (1) three years of secondary school mathematics, including two years of algebra and units in geometry and trigonometry, and an appropriate math SAT/ACT score or passing a placement test or (2) MAT 1050 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every fall and summer semester.  The graphing calculator is required.

MAT 1140 PRE-CALCULUS II (3 s.h.)
Trigonometric functions; identities; conditional equations; inverse relations; de Moivre's Theorem; polar coordinates; sequences; series, and binomial theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 1130 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every spring and summer semester.  The graphing calculator is required.

MAT 2200 APPLIED STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
An introductory course in Statistics with emphasis in Statistical inference to include elementary probability theory, elementary set theory, summation notation and continuing to “decision theory” through topics of sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals for mean; variance; difference of population means, correlation, linear regression, tests of independence, homogeneity, goodness of fit and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MAT 1050 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered during the fall and spring semesters.

PHY 1510 GENERAL PHYSICS I (4 s.h.)
For chemistry, biology, and mathematics majors. Newtonian mechanics, mechanics of solids and fluids, and heat and thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture and three of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: MAT 1130 and 1140 or higher (except MAT 2200) or permission of instructor. This course is offered every fall semester.

PHY 1520 GENERAL PHYSICS II (4 s.h.)
A continuation of 1510. Includes electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and modern physics. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: PHY 1510. This course is offered every spring semester.

PSY 2040 LIFE-SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3 s.h.)
The physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that usually occur to a person from conception through old age. Theories of psychological development and development through adolescence are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. This course is offered every fall semester.

PSY 3410 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 s.h.)
Abnormal behavior and mental processes.  Topics include the distinction between normality and abnormality, the classification and diagnosis of psychological disorders, the neurotic and psychotic disorders, and major therapeutic approaches.  Prerequisite:  PSY 1010.  This course is offered every fall semester. 

PXS 2400 HUMAN NUTRITION (3 s.h.)
Examines the biochemical and physiological rationale for optimal nutrient intake related to health and disease prevention throughout the lifespan. Includes a focus on nutrition requirements for exercise, training, and recovery periods. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered both fall and spring semesters.

PXS 3120 BIOMECHANICS (3 s.h.)
The application of mechanical principles to the study of the human body and the performance of motor skills. Prerequisites: MAT 1050 or higher. Designed computer intensive course for Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Physical Education & Health Education majors. This course is offered every fall semester and spring semester.

PXS 4040 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3 s.h.)
The effects of both acute and chronic exercise on basic physiological processes; Basic metabolic processes occurring at rest and during exercise; dynamics of muscular contraction and circulation; the relationship of nutrition to physical performance; and effects of age, environment, and gender of physical activity. Prerequisites: PXS 286 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every semester.

WEL 2180 CONCEPTS OF FITNESS AND NUTRITION (3 s.h.)
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to maintain and improve physical fitness levels and to develop an understanding of the lifetime benefits associated with regular physical activity and exercise.  The course is a combination of lecture and laboratory activity.  The course is offered both fall and spring semesters.

 

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