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Below is just a small sample of courses you’ll take as a Kinesiology major at Jessup. This list is not a guide for course selection. It was created to give you a peek at the program’s academic offerings. For official program requirements, please see the current course catalog.

Major Courses (15 Units)

The following courses are part of the requirement for this major and are recommended to fulfill general education requirements.

Evaluates the scientific evidence for a creator and discusses numerous models of creation from a biblical, theological, and scientific perspective. The course will include in-depth analysis of the creation account in Genesis, considering historical and cultural settings, important theological concepts, and how various interpretive viewpoints have contributed to current conceptual frameworks of creation.

Examines structure, relationships among structures, and histology of the human body through a rigorous study of human anatomy. Laboratory exercises provide students with hands-on applications of principles discussed in lecture. Cadavers and/or animal organ systems are utilized in the laboratory.

CHEM 105/L | Introduction to Chemistry with Lab:
Introduces fundamental principles of general chemistry including types of matter and physical states, physical and chemical transformations, chemical equations and stoichiometry, bonding, atomic and chemical structure, intermolecular forces, gas laws, solutions, colligative properties, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. This course is designed to meet the requirements for certain nursing, dental hygiene, environmental science, and forestry programs.

CHEM110/L | General Chemistry I with Lab:
A major level course covering atomic structure, organization of the periodic table, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, physical and chemical changes of elements and compounds, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, properties of solutions, gas laws, and thermochemistry. Intended for students planning professional school studies in medicine (doctor of medicine, chiropractic, veterinary, etc; physician’s assistant, physical therapy) or graduate studies in life sciences.

This course is designed to prepare students for the calculus sequence. A brief review is followed by an in-depth extension of the properties of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions are introduced and studied in depth. The trigonometric topics include right triangle trigonometry, unit circle trigonometry, graphs of trigonometric functions, proofs of trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations, applications of trigonometric functions (laws of sines and cosines), and inverse trigonometric functions.

An introduction to the study of human behavior and mental processes. The history of psychology and basic theories of learning, motivation, personality, and emotion are explored. Application of psychology to everyday living is emphasized.

Core Courses (25 Units)

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.

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. Laboratory exercises provide students with hands-on applications of principles discussed in lecture.

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.

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.

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.

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. Laboratory exercises provide students with hands-on applications of principles discussed in lecture.

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

Kinesiology Concentrations

Students must choose a concentration listed below.

Exercise Science Concentration (31 units)

This course emphasizes the application of physiological principles of exercise testing and training for improvement of health-related physical fitness. This course includes the study of health-related training programs for enhancing health, fitness, and performance of various populations. Study of principles, guidelines, and procedures for prescribing preventive and rehabilitative exercise programs. Laboratory exercises provide students with hands-on applications of principles discussed in lecture.

A study of the physical growth and development of humans and how it interacts with and influences motor learning and performance. This course will introduce current theories and concepts involved in the processes of motor skill acquisition and performance from a behavioral perspective. The course provides a neurophysiological bases of motor development, learning control and performance, with applications to clinical and instructional settings. By exploring practical applications and examining core concepts that are present in motor control and learning, students will be prepared to more effectively educate clients/students in clinical and other psycho-motor teaching environments.

CHEM106/L |  Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry with Lab
A study of the major classes of organic compounds, including nomenclature structure, properties, intermolecular forces, and types of reactions. This course then applies the concepts of organic chemistry to the structure and function of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, and DNA and RNA. This course is designed to meet the requirements for certain nursing, dental hygiene, environmental science, and forestry programs.

CHEM111 | General Chemistry II with Lab
A continuation of CHEM110 covering kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Intended for students planning professional school studies in medicine (doctor of medicine, chiropractic, veterinary, etc; physician’s assistant, physical therapy) or graduate studies in life sciences.

 

Students are introduced to basic concepts of physics using algebraic and trigonometric techniques. Topics include waves, electricity, magnetism, and light. Course includes a mandatory lab component.

KINE315 |  Exercise and Sports Psychology
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sports and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence.

KINE320 | Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
An introduction to principles of prevention, evaluation, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries commonly encountered in sports and competitive athletics.

KINE340 |  Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology
Students explore models of leadership and pedagogy and learn to apply underlying principles in diverse scenarios in a leadership laboratory. Students observe, evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of instruction and leadership. Students are expected to exhibit effective communication and public delivery skills, provide and respond to written feedback, work cooperatively with fellow students, and develop a personal leadership philosophy. Class is organized as a laboratory to allow for development.

KINE351 | Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of fundamental principles involved in the planning and implementation of strength and condition programs for individuals involved in sports and physical activities.

KINE420 |  Exercise Leadership and Personal Training
This courses addresses functional topics of personal training and group exercise leadership including behavior change, fitness assessments, counseling and coaching techniques and program design. This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the health and fitness industry through hands-on experience of designing and implementing exercise programs.

BIOL101/L | Principles of Biology 1 with Lab
Introduces biological principles that underlie the cellular basis of life. Course topics include biomolecules, cell structure and function, cellular energetics, molecular conveyance of information, cell division, reproduction, development, and genetic inheritance. Students will learn and apply scientific skills, approaches, and strategies to solve problems and to interpret observations in both lecture and lab.

BIOL102/L | Principles of Biology 2 with Lab
Introduces principles underlying the diversity and interconnectedness of living organisms. The course includes a survey of plant and animal phyla, examines the genealogical relationship between living organisms, and explores the processes that shape biodiversity. The course also covers general principles of ecology, including population dynamics and properties that define the major ecosystems.

BIOL361 | Nutrition and Metabolism
Introduces the biochemical and physiological bases of metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrate; the biological role of vitamins and minerals; nutrient requirements during the life cycle; assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status.

PHYS111/L | Physics for Life Sciences 2 with Lab
Students are introduced to basic concepts of physics using algebraic and trigonometric techniques. Topics include waves, electricity, magnetism, and light. Course includes a mandatory lab component.

PSYC342 | Child and Adolescent Psychology
An in-depth look at the development of children and adolescents. Guidance and practical parenting skills as well as therapeutic interventions will be emphasized. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own development and the experiences in childhood and adolescence that have shaped their lives.

PSYC351 | Abnormal Psychology
A study of psychopathology or abnormal behavior. Emphasis is placed on description and identification of individual disorders. A consideration of cultural differences in the expression of abnormal symptomatology is included.

PSYC432 | Grief and Loss
An experiential examination of the elements of therapeutic, growth-oriented grieving. The effective journey into, through, and out of the loss experience is explored from a personal as well as a ministerial perspective. This interactive course is designed to provide the student with a model informed by scripture and psychological theory/research for incorporating grieving skills into his/her current life and for helping others do the same.

Health and Wellness Concentration (25 units)

This course emphasizes the application of physiological principles of exercise testing and training for improvement of health-related physical fitness. This course includes the study of health-related training programs for enhancing health, fitness, and performance of various populations. Study of principles, guidelines, and procedures for prescribing preventive and rehabilitative exercise programs.

Students will develop an understanding of nutrient metabolism and function in humans through sports. They will develop an up-to-date knowledge of the role of nutrients as related to health and disease states, including cancer and diabetes. Students will develop the ability to analyze current articles/reviews in the field of basic science and clinical trial as it relates to the topic of the course and an understanding of methodologies and scientific methods used to demonstrate the importance of nutrients.

This courses addresses functional topics of personal training and group exercise leadership including behavior change, fitness assessments, counseling and coaching techniques and program design. This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the health and fitness industry through hands-on experience of designing and implementing exercise programs.

This course presents students with an in-depth discussion of the role of physical exercise in the treatment and management of various chronic diseases and disabilities. This course presents current evidence-based research and guidelines on exercise training for individuals with chronic disease and existing physical disabilities.

KINE270 |  Faith-Based Fitness and Wellness
The purpose of this course is to examine fitness and wellness concepts within the context of a spiritual (distinctively Christian) commitment. From this perspective, students will be encouraged to adopt attitudes and make behavioral choices that support Christian values. This course will provide an overview of personal health and wellness topics, including exercise, diet, social, faith, medical considerations, and psychological factors as they relate to lifestyle behavioral changes that promote long-term well-being.

KINE315 | Exercise and Sports Psychology
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sports and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence.

KINE320 |  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
An introduction to principles of prevention, evaluation, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries commonly encountered in sports and competitive athletics.

KINE340 | Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology

Students explore models of leadership and pedagogy and learn to apply underlying principles in diverse scenarios in a leadership laboratory. Students observe, evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of instruction and leadership. Students are expected to exhibit effective communication and public delivery skills, provide and respond to written feedback, work cooperatively with fellow students, and develop a personal leadership philosophy. Class is organized as a laboratory to allow for development.

KINE351 |  Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of fundamental principles involved in the planning and implementation of strength and condition programs for individuals involved in sports and physical activities.

A study of the physical growth and development of humans and how it interacts with and influences motor learning and performance. This course will introduce current theories and concepts involved in the processes of motor skill acquisition and performance from a behavioral perspective. The course provides a neurophysiological bases of motor development, learning control and performance, with applications to clinical and instructional settings. By exploring practical applications and examining core concepts that are present in motor control and learning, students will be prepared to more effectively educate clients/students in clinical and other psycho-motor teaching environments.

This course establishes that the body is our place of personal presence in the world, the temple of God and the vessel of our daily worship. God created us from the dust and being physical beings in a physical world affects everything from our use of technology to our health and our worship. This course explores how our bodies interact with our faith. The goal of this course is to help transform the way we look at body care and discipline. As Christians, our goal is to cultivate stronger, well-nourished bodies that are primed to become, in the words of the apostle Paul, “instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” By looking at your body as an instrument rather than an ornament, we will find new and compelling motivation to embrace the kind of active lifestyle that fortifies our souls and live more wisely as we give our bodies as a living sacrifice to Christ.

Sports Management Concentration (26 units)

Provides an overview of the sports management industry. Types of careers, training, experiences, courses of study, as well as characteristics of a successful manager are discussed.

This course examines the principles and processes in sports marketing and sales. Focuses on research and development, sports promotion, sports sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, and distribution of sporting goods.

No course description available.

This courses discusses the meaning of sports management in terms of its scope, principles, issues, and future trends. In addition, the course examines the job responsibilities and competencies required of sports managers in a variety of sports or sports-related organizations in a hope to have the student become acquainted with the role of sports administrators as well as the career opportunities within the industry. Finally, this course provides the student with an overview of the different issues sports managers will be faced with such as consumer behavior, public relations, budgeting, and facility and event management.

KINE270 |  Faith-Based Fitness and Wellness
This course establishes that the body is our place of personal presence in the world, the temple of God and the vessel of our daily worship. God created us from the dust and being physical beings in a physical world affects everything from our use of technology to our health and our worship. This course explores how our bodies interact with our faith. The goal of this course is to help transform the way we look at body care and discipline. As Christians, our goal is to cultivate stronger, well-nourished bodies that are primed to become, in the words of the apostle Paul, “instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” By looking at your body as an instrument rather than an ornament, we will find new and compelling motivation to embrace the kind of active lifestyle that fortifies our souls and live more wisely as we give our bodies as a living sacrifice to Christ.

KINE315 | Exercise and Sports Psychology
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sports and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence.

KINE317 | Principles and Coaching
Explores the basic principles of psychology and physiology as they pertain to coaching individuals and teams. Students learn to become more cognizant and responsive to the needs and differences of individual athletes. Students learn how to implement effective motivation and communication techniques for various scenarios in organized sports as well as develop a foundation for a personal coaching philosophy.

KINE320 |  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
An introduction to principles of prevention, evaluation, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries commonly encountered in sports and competitive athletics.

KINE325/L | Exercise Testing and Rx with Lab
This course emphasizes the application of physiological principles of exercise testing and training for improvement of health-related physical fitness. This course includes the study of health-related training programs for enhancing health, fitness, and performance of various populations. Study of principles, guidelines, and procedures for prescribing preventive and rehabilitative exercise programs.

KINE340 | Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology
Students explore models of leadership and pedagogy and learn to apply underlying principles in diverse scenarios in a leadership laboratory. Students observe, evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of instruction and leadership. Students are expected to exhibit effective communication and public delivery skills, provide and respond to written feedback, work cooperatively with fellow students, and develop a personal leadership philosophy. Class is organized as a laboratory to allow for development.

KINE351 |  Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of fundamental principles involved in the planning and implementation of strength and condition programs for individuals involved in sports and physical activities.

KINE382 | Sports Finance 
No course description available.

KINE384 | Facility Management 
No course description available.

KINE475 | Internship
Designed to expose students to work within real settings relative to specific interests and track of choice. Students may work within a variety of sports settings in proximity to the university campus. In conjunction, seminars offer an opportunity for students to compare, contrast, analyze, and evaluate their experience in the various settings. This course can be taken for one to three units with approval of major advisor.

KINE315 | Exercise and Sports Psychology
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sports and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence.

BUS290 | Business Statistics
An overview of the business applications of various useful statistical methods, concepts, and business tools. Topics include: an introduction to business statistics and ethics, descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous random sampling, distributions and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparing means and proportions, regression analysis, model building, and decision theory. This course is required for all business majors.

BUS243 | Financial and Budget Management
No course description available.

BUS320 | Marketing
A general explanation of the analysis of marketing opportunities; planning of marketing programs with emphasis on product, price, promotion and distribution; control of the marketing effort; social and ethical responsibilities of marketing.

Faith-Based Fitness and Wellness Concentration (27 units)

The purpose of this course is to examine fitness and wellness concepts within the context of a spiritual (distinctively Christian) commitment. From this perspective, students will be encouraged to adopt attitudes and make behavioral choices that support Christian values. This course will provide an overview of personal health and wellness topics, including exercise, diet, social, faith, medical considerations, and psychological factors as they relate to lifestyle behavioral changes that promote long-term well-being.

This course establishes that the body is our place of personal presence in the world, the temple of God and the vessel of our daily worship. God created us from the dust and being physical beings in a physical world affects everything from our use of technology to our health and our worship. This course explores how our bodies interact with our faith. The goal of this course is to help transform the way we look at body care and discipline. As Christians, our goal is to cultivate stronger, well-nourished bodies that are primed to become, in the words of the apostle Paul, “instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” By looking at your body as an instrument rather than an ornament, we will find new and compelling motivation to embrace the kind of active lifestyle that fortifies our souls and live more wisely as we give our bodies as a living sacrifice to Christ.

From a theological standpoint, sports and recreational environments are explored in light of the Scriptures and in an effort to spread the gospel through sports and recreation. Sports and recreation environments are powerful social institutions that open up tremendous opportunities for ministry. This course explores the history of ministry through sports from the writings of the apostle Paul to the Muscular Christian movement to the modern-day concept of the Christian athlete and growing field of sports ministry. A major part of the class is the study of sports ministry organizations and sports ministry techniques, including acquired field experience.

This courses addresses functional topics of personal training and group exercise leadership including behavior change, fitness assessments, counseling and coaching techniques and program design. This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the health and fitness industry through hands-on experience of designing and implementing exercise programs.

KINE315 | Exercise and Sports Psychology
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sports and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence.

KINE317 | Principles and Coaching
Explores the basic principles of psychology and physiology as they pertain to coaching individuals and teams. Students learn to become more cognizant and responsive to the needs and differences of individual athletes. Students learn how to implement effective motivation and communication techniques for various scenarios in organized sports as well as develop a foundation for a personal coaching philosophy.

KINE320 |  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
An introduction to principles of prevention, evaluation, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries commonly encountered in sports and competitive athletics.

KINE325/L | Exercise Testing and Rx with Lab
This course emphasizes the application of physiological principles of exercise testing and training for improvement of health-related physical fitness. This course includes the study of health-related training programs for enhancing health, fitness, and performance of various populations. Study of principles, guidelines, and procedures for prescribing preventive and rehabilitative exercise programs.

KINE340 | Pedagogy and Leadership Principles in Kinesiology
Students explore models of leadership and pedagogy and learn to apply underlying principles in diverse scenarios in a leadership laboratory. Students observe, evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of instruction and leadership. Students are expected to exhibit effective communication and public delivery skills, provide and respond to written feedback, work cooperatively with fellow students, and develop a personal leadership philosophy. Class is organized as a laboratory to allow for development.

KINE351 |  Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of fundamental principles involved in the planning and implementation of strength and condition programs for individuals involved in sports and physical activities.

KINE369 |  Motor Development
A study of the physical growth and development of humans and how it interacts with and influences motor learning and performance. This course will introduce current theories and concepts involved in the processes of motor skill acquisition and performance from a behavioral perspective. The course provides a neurophysiological bases of motor development, learning control and performance, with applications to clinical and instructional settings. By exploring practical applications and examining core concepts that are present in motor control and learning, students will be prepared to more effectively educate clients/students in clinical and other psycho-motor teaching environments.

KINE475 | Internship
Designed to expose students to work within real settings relative to specific interests and track of choice. Students may work within a variety of sports settings in proximity to the university campus. In conjunction, seminars offer an opportunity for students to compare, contrast, analyze, and evaluate their experience in the various settings. This course can be taken for one to three units with approval of major advisor.

BIOL361 | Nutrition and Metabolism
Introduces the biochemical and physiological bases of metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrate; the biological role of vitamins and minerals; nutrient requirements during the life cycle; assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status.

YMIN283 | Youth Culture, Trends, and Issues
A study of the social and cultural forces shaping the experience of adolescence in contemporary America. Students learn to evaluate individual elements of youth culture, analyze the cultural systems that shape young people, and develop effective strategies for cultural engagement. Emphasis is given to understanding the variety of current family structures and the development of enrichment programs designed to strengthen and equip families.

YMIN391 | Christian Education of Youth
This course equips students to teach lessons from the Bible, use and/or develop curriculum, understand the “scope and sequence” of teaching, and practice speaking in different ministry settings. Attention is given to enhancing the creative process, understanding the faith development of teenagers, and leading small groups effectively.

General Concentration (25 units)

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

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