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Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Program Overview

The kinesiology major offers students the opportunity to explore and engage in critical topics within the field and its related sub  disciplines, prepare for varied professional opportunities, and bring a Christ‐centered perspective to the fitness, exercise, sports, and health industries. The program provides educational opportunities and a variety of practical experiences that help prepare students for a professional career and/or advanced study. Energetic, well‐educated students receive instruction in a model designed to promote retention, community building, and cooperative learning.

Program Details

KINE101 Foundations of Kinesiology

This course is designed to develop student competencies in the understanding of kinesiology from both a scientific and practical basis. This course explores relevant fields in the study of kinesiology including biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, motor learning and control, and psychosocial aspects of sports and exercise. Career options available to students in the field are also examined.

3 units

KINE352 Biomechanics with Lab

In depth review of functional anatomy of the human skeletal and muscular systems, muscle and joint action with emphasis on mechanical concepts and physical laws involved. Students integrate anatomical, physiological and mechanical principles in their investigation and analysis of human motion.

4 units

KINE353 Exercise Physiology with Lab

This course is an in‐depth study of exercise and its relationship to the circulatory, pulmonary, and neuroendocrine systems. Practical application will be placed on how the human body responds and adapts to exercise under normal and varying conditions including aging, chronic disease and disability, gender differences, and the environment. Concepts will be reinforced through laboratory exercises.

4 units

KINE498 Kinesiology Senior Seminar

In this culminating course, students are presented with the broad scope of career possibilities available with a major in kinesiology, as well as exposure to current issues in the field. Specialists from different areas in the profession provide quest presentations, consultation and dialogue. Students are given the opportunity to develop and articulate their own personal approach to professional goals and perceptions of the discipline. In addition, students acquire important tools for conducting a career search, such as writing a resume, doing a networking interview and analyzing current research.

3 units

BIOL161 Nutrition: An Applied Approach

Addresses the fundamentals of human nutrition with emphasis on the body’s utilization of food nutrients and disease processes associated with malnutrition. The course includes defining strategies to empower student to reach their personal health and fitness goals. While appropriate for non‐science majors, this course is recommended for students interested in the scientific approach to the study of nutrition.

3 units

BIOL246 Human Physiology with Lab

Explores the function, regulation, and homeostasis of systems in the human body. Experiments on nonliving systems, blood and circulation, muscle, nervous system and sense organs, ion balance and fluid environment, endocrines, respiration, and digestion.

5 units

MATH120 Statistics

An introduction to the tools of statistics covering such topics as frequency distributions, variability, probability, and hypothesis testing.

3 units

Exercise Science Concentration (31 units)

Students preparing for this concentration should have successfully completed high school precalculus, biology, and chemistry
which will be assessed by a placement test.

Exercise Testing and Rx with Lab (KINE325/KINE325L) 4
Life Long Motor Development (KINE369) 3
Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry with Lab (CHEM106/CHEM106L)
or General Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM111/CHEM111L)   5
Physics for Life Sciences I with Lab (PHYS101/PHYS101L) 4
Electives (Choose 15 units; 12 units must be upper division.) 15
Exercise and Sports Psychology (KINE315) 3
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (KINE320) 3
Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology (KINE340) 3
Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (KINE351) 3
Exercise Leadership and Personal Training (KINE420) 3
Principles of Biology I with Lab (BIOL101/BIOL101L) 5
Principles of Biology II with Lab (BIOL102/BIOL102L) 5
Nutrition and Metabolism (BIOL361) 4
Physics for Life Sciences II with Lab (PHYS111/PHYS111L) 4
Child and Adolescent Psychology (PSYC342) 3
Abnormal Psychology (PSYC351) 3
Grief and Loss (PSYC432) 3

3 units

Health and Wellness Concentration (25 units)

Exercise Testing and Rx with Lab (KINE325/KINE325L) 4
Exercise and Sports Nutrition (KINE339) 3
Exercise Leadership and Personal Training (KINE420) 3
Exercise for Chronic Disease and Disability (KINE439) 3
Electives (Choose 12 units from below; six must be upper division.) 12
Faith‐Based Fitness and Wellness (KINE270)    3
Exercise and Sports Psychology (KINE315)    3
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (KINE320)    3
Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology (KINE340)    3
Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (KINE351)    3
Life Long Motor Development (KINE369)    3
Fit in Faith: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith (KINE370)    3

3 units

Sports Management Concentration (26 units)

Introduction to Sports Management (KINE209) 3
Sports Marketing (KINE380) 3
Sports Law (KINE381) 3
Current Issues in Sports Management (KINE385) 3
Electives (Choose 14 units from below; nine must be upper division.) 14
Faith‐Based Fitness and Wellness (KINE270) 3
Exercise and Sports Psychology (KINE315) 3
Principles of Coaching (KINE317) 3
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (KINE320) 3
Exercise Testing and Rx with Lab (KINE325/KINE325L) 4
Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology (KINE340) 3
Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (KINE351) 3
Sports Finance (KINE382) 3
Facility Management (KINE384) 3
Internship (KINE475) 1‐3
Management and Organizational Behavior (BUS140) 3
Business Statistics (BUS190) 3
Financial and Budget Management (BUS243) 3
Marketing (BUS320) 3

3 units

Faith‐Based Fitness and Wellness Concentration (27 units)

Faith‐Based Fitness and Wellness (KINE270) 3
Fit in Faith: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith (KINE370) 3
Sports Ministry (KINE371) 3
Exercise Leadership and Personal Training with Lab (KINE420/420L) 4
Electives (Choose 14 units from below; nine must be upper division.) 14
Exercise and Sports Psychology (KINE315) 3
Principles of Coaching (KINE317) 3
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (KINE320) 3
Exercise Testing and Rx with Lab (KINE325/KINE325L) 4
Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology (KINE340) 3
Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (KINE351) 3
Life Long Motor Development (KINE369) 3
Internship (KINE475) 1‐3
Nutrition and Metabolism (BIOL361) 4
Youth Culture, Trends, and Issues (YMIN283) 3
Christian Education of Youth (YMIN391) 3

3 units

General Concentration (25 units)

This path is based on consultation with the kinesiology department to determine courses for specific career direction.

3 units
  • Articulate the principles of kinesiology and its sub-disciplines in an academic/professional environment.
  • Understand and apply protocols and processes necessary for evaluation and determination of specific requirements, corrective suggestions, and individual decision-making for specific needs implementation.
  • Critically integrate redemptive Christian perspectives in theory and practice.
  • Achieve and establish significant subject specific relationships.
  • Demonstrate a level of skill and knowledge necessary for employment.
  • Detail and analyze organizational fundamentals of athletic concepts and management.
  • Define current and anticipated systems of application related to sports, health, pedagogy, and allied health.
  • Analyze and evaluate the nature and cause of biomechanical injury and design and implement procedures of restoration.
  • Engage in further research and documentation aspects in all core areas.
  • Engage in graduate level certification, master, and doctoral degrees in related fields (i.e. teaching certification, physical therapy, medicine, and others).
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Offerings

Bachelor of Arts

BA in Kinesiology

Concentrations

Health & Wellness
Exercise Science
Sports Management
Faith‐Based Fitness and Wellness Concentration
General Concentration

Minor

Kinesiology Minor

Program Advisor

Scott Roberts

Chair of Kinesiology

Faculty & Staff

Scott Roberts

Chair of Kinesiology

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