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Kinesiology Courses

HLTH 200 - Introduction to Public Health
This course examines the many dimensions of the field of public health and ways in which the public's health is protected. Students will study the variety of ways social, economic, and political pressures influence the health of populations. Some of the current ethical public health dilemmas in which the rights of the person come into conflict with the rights of the society are explored. This course is designed as the first course in the Public Health Minor and designed to be taken in the student's second year of full-time study.

HLTH 300 - Introduction to Epidemiology
This course provides the student with a basic understanding of the patterns and determinants of disease in population. It also provides an understanding of epidemiologic methods and provides a framework for understanding the role of epidemiology in preventive and clinical medicine, disease investigation, program evaluation and public policy. Key concepts include: classification of disease, definitions of incidence and prevalence, concepts of rates, disease causation and outbreak investigation, study design, cohort studies, case-control studies, experimental studies, life tables, and screening. At the conclusion of the course, students should have a greater appreciation for the role of the epidemiologic method and be able to evaluate a basic epidemiologic study, including how the study's goals and research questions relate to the design, data measurements, and final interferences to disease causation.

*HLTH 320 - Introduction to Allied Health (*Writing Intensive course)
Students acquire an overview of professions in Allied Health and are provided information relating to health maintenance and the identification, evaluation, prevention, and treatment of diseases or conditions. An in-depth review of careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, radiography, laboratory, respiratory, nutrition, and health systems management is provided to identify the expectations of inter-professional alliances in the 21st century.

HLTH 328 - Structure & Function US Healthcare
A critical examination of the healthcare system in the United States, building from an introduction coveringlocal, state, national, international, public, for-profit, and not-for-profit dimensions of this complex system. Historical, sociopolitical, cultural and economic factors and implications for consumer and healthcare professionals are explored. Prerequisites: ENGL 110and 120.  

HLTH 488 - Independent Study in Allied Health
Directed, individualized study on specific topics in Allied Health and related fields. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.

HLTH 489 - Independent Study in Interdisciplinary Health Services
Directed, individualized study on specific topics in Interdisciplinary Health Services and related fields. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair. 

KINS 210 - Introduction to Sport Management
This course explores the diverse, expanding field of sport management and is designed to provide a comprehensive examination of the basic organizational structures found in the sport industry. Students will study applications of managerial concepts and processes, and the ways in which organizations interact with internal and external agencies.

KINS 220 - Foundations of Exercise and Sport Sciences

Students will examine the historical and cultural aspects of the disciplines of exercise and sports sciences, including an introduction to the major sub-disciplines.

KINS 340 - Sport History
This course explores the history of American sport, emphasizing its interactions with political, economic, social, and cultural forces; introduces aspects of historical methodology.

KINS 346 - Fitness Training Principles and Applications
The purpose of this course is to prepare the student in graded exercise testing and exercise prescription for the apparently healthy as well as the diseased adult population.

KINS 360 - Sport Marketing and Sales
This course examines fundamental marketing theories and principles applied to selling of sports, focusing on the concepts and practices forming the knowledge base for effective marketing strategies in sports. [Prerequisite = BUSN 207 & 340]

KINS 420 - Policy and Ethical Issues in Sport 
This course instructs students about strategic management planning for handling policy issues within an ethical framework. This course prepares to students to assess and resolve complex strategic planning and policy issues in an ethical manner. This course examines how chief executive officers of sport organizations ethically choose, maintain, or redirect the strategic positions of their organizations within ever changing environments. Students will explore their values and consider their ethical code in relation to professional conduct and best practices.

KINS 432 - Exercise and Sport Physiology 
This course examines the application of principles of physiology to study the effect of aging, obesity, and exercise on the skeletal muscle, cardiovascular systems, and metabolic systems, and the effect of training and environment on performance.
Prerequisites: BIOL 213 & 214

KINS 446 - Nutrition for Exercise and Sport 
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of how to enhance exercise and sport performance with proper nutrition. Students will examine principles of nutritionally sound diets for endurance, speed and strength-related activities. Special nutritional needs will also be discussed (e.g., increasing muscle mass or lowering body fat content).

KINS 450 - Exercise and Sport Psychology
This course examines how individuals behave in physical activity, exercise, and sport settings. Psychological antecedents and consequences of primary and secondary involvement in exercise sport, and related physical activities will be introduced. Prerequisite: PSYC 201

KINS 452 - Sport in Cinema and Television
The cinema (film) and television are powerful media that can shape psychosocial perceptions of sports, athletes, and coaches, as well as reflect the roles sports, athletes, and coaches have in our society. This course will investigate the view of sports, athletes, and coaches as presented by film and television. The students will analyze films and television productions, write and discuss criticisms that address the roles of sports, athletes, and coaches as seen by the camera and perceived by individuals and society. Materials will emphasize American cinema and television, but will not exclude foreign and independent productions. Students will acquire an understanding of the language of sport as they focus on the power of the media to impact beliefs, psychosocial issues, and stereotypes related to the individual within the American society. {Prerequisite: None; However, a course in psychology, sociology, sport psychology, and/or sport sociology is recommended.}

KINS 460 - Sport Governance and Administration 
This course provides an overview of the manner sport in and athletics are governed in the United States, while also examining how sport policies are formulated and impact the operations of a sport organization. The roles and functions of various governing bodies are discussed.

KINS 462 - Sport Event and Facility Management 
This course provides students with an understanding of the challenges involved in major sports events and facilities. Topics usually include the analysis of goals and resources, potential development of the revenue streams, planning and design, scheduling and operations, and the management of personnel.

KINS 464 - Sport Finance and Economics
This course provides an examination of principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sport industry. With and emphasis on the receipt, disbursement, and utilization of capital to foster sports business growth, other topics include budgeting, planning, acquisitions and liquidation.

*KINS 466 - Legal Issues in Sport (*Writing Intensive course)
This course is designed to introduce and familiarize students with basic knowledge of the legal system and legal issues prevalent in sport and comparable activities. Major focus of the course is on understanding the concept of negligence, where and how negligence occurs and identifying ways in which negligent acts can be reduced or eliminated. Other topics relating to the scope of legal issues will be addressed.

KINS 470 - Sport Sociology
This course provides an introduction to the study of sport and its relationship to society and other social institutions. Emphasis is placed on the current relationships between sport and society (i.e., "Sport is a microcosm of society.").

KINS 472 - Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Sciences
This capstone course is designed for study of special topics of current interest and issues in the exercise and sport sciences. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

KINS 474 - Senior Seminar in Sport Management
This capstone course is designed for study of special topics of current interest and issues in sport management. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

KINS 488 - Independent Study in Sport Management
Directed, individualized study on specific topics in Sport Management. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.

KINS 489 - Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences
Directed, individualized study on specific topics in the Exercise and Sport Sciences and related fields. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.

KINS 499 - Special Topics in Kinesiology
This course provides an opportunity for the study of various topics/issues in the field of Kinesiology not offered on a regular basis. The topics/issues and prerequisites for each section of this course may vary. Students may repeat this course provided each topic/issue is different.

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