Kinesiology and Health Studies

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Students may pursue major and minor programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies that will prepare them both for entry- level professional careers and graduate study in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, and Public Health.

Graduates of the majors offered in the Kinesiology and Health Science department will demonstrate:

  • a basic understanding of the physiological, anatomical, and mechanical foundations of movement;
  • the skills associated with planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate fitness programs;
  • the fundamental understanding of behavior as it applies to adherence to exercise/fitness;
  • the knowledge and skills associated with assessing emergency health conditions requiring first aid and/or CPR;
  • the knowledge and physical skills associated with health-related fitness activities; and
  • a basic understanding of research techniques and tools used in the field of kinesiology and health.

For the description of the Athletic Training major, see Athletic Training.

For the description of the Exercise Science major and minor, see Exercise Science.

For the description of the Health Science major, see Health Science.

Majors and Minors

Classes

KHS100 : Lifetime Fitness

Knowledge and skills associated with the relationship of physical activity and nutrition to health and fitness; lecture and lab experiences.

Credit Hour(s)

1

KHS113 : Archery

Fundamental skills, rules, techniques, and etiquette of archery. Offered in the fall.

Credit Hour(s)

1

KHS180 : First Aid, CPR, and Sport Safety

Emergency treatment and preventive measures for injuries and accidents with emphasis on sport injuries. Successful completion of course requirements will qualify students to receive certification by the American Heart Association.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS185 : Introductory Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

This course serves as an introduction to the profession of athletic training. The role of the athletic trainer shall be explored in relation to physicians, other allied health care providers, coaches, and patients. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals essential for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of injuries to the physically active. Non-orthopedic conditions and topics will also be introduced. In addition, practical experiences will include the application of supportive techniques to the major joints of the body.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS200 : Medical Terminology

Utilizing an independent method of workbook/ text, weekly quizzes, and audiotape pronunciation, this course provides the student with a working knowledge of common medical terms and abbreviations. This course will use a body systems approach to medical terminology, therefore allowing the student to learn vocabulary as it pertains to each of the systems of the body (respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, nervous, etc.).

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

Must be a declared KHS major or minor or have consent of the instructor.

KHS214 : Foundations of Kinesiology

Survey of principles and perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences related to the study of human movement.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS220 : Personal Health

Designed to expose students to a broad range of issues and information relating to the various aspects of personal health. An emphasis is placed on factors that impact health and wellness including prevention and individual health behaviors.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS260 : Preceptorship in Physical Therapy

On-site supervised observation experience in physical therapy that will document observation hours required for admission to graduate programs in Physical Therapy. The course requires 50 hours of observation; it may be repeated.

Credit Hour(s)

1

Prerequisites

sophomore classification with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or permission of instructor.

KHS273 : Practicum in Athletic Training II

Field experiences in athletic training under a qualified preceptor in athletic training.

Credit Hour(s)

1

Prerequisites

KHS271 and declared Athletic Training major or consent of the instructor.

KHS277 : Practicum in Athletic Training IV

Field experiences in athletic training under a qualified preceptor in athletic training.

Credit Hour(s)

1

Prerequisites

KHS275 and declared Athletic Training major or instructor consent.

KHS279 : Practicum in Athletic Training V

Field and clinical competencies in athletic training under the supervision of a qualified preceptor in athletic training.

Credit Hour(s)

1

Prerequisites

KHS277 and declared Athletic Training major or consent of the instructor.

KHS281 : Practicum in Athletic Training

Field experiences in athletic training under a qualified preceptor in athletic training.

Credit Hour(s)

1

Prerequisites

KHS279 and declared Athletic Training major or consent of instructor.

KHS304 : Anatomy for Allied Health

A course in human anatomy for allied health and KHS students, with emphasis on gross anatomy and palpation. The following systems will be covered: musculoskeletal, endocrine, integumentary, and urogenital.

Credit Hour(s)

4

Prerequisites

BIO100 or BIO111 and declared KHS major/minor or consent of the instructor.

KHS306 : Physiology for Allied Health

A course in human physiology for allied health and KHS students. The following systems will be covered: nervous system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, temperature regulation, and the reproductive system.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

BIO100 or BIO111, KHS304, and declared KHS major/minor or consent of the instructor.

KHS306L : Physiology for Allied Health

A lab course in human physiology for allied health and KHS students. The following systems will be covered: nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, temperature regulation, and the reproductive system.

Credit Hour(s)

1

Prerequisites

BIO100 or BIO111, KHS304, enrolled in KHS306 and declared KHS major/minor, or consent of the instructor.

KHS310 : Healthcare Administration

Introduces methods of policy analysis and concepts of economic theory as a means to understand the basic issues and trends in the health care system and analyze the impact of changes on the ability of patients to access health services, the practice of health sciences professionals, and the quality and process of care.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS315 : Epidemiology

Covers the basic concepts and principles of epidemiology and biostatistics. Special emphasis is placed upon application of the epidemiological concepts that are presented.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

MAT111 or PSY211 and BIO100 or BIO111.

KHS320 : Nutrition

Scientific study of nutrition; application of this knowledge to personal and professional areas.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS322 : Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics

Application of principles from anatomy, physiology, and physics (mechanics) for the analysis and appreciation of human movement in sport and exercise activities.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

KHS304 and declared KHS major/minor or have consent of the instructor.

KHS324 : Environmental Health

Covers the effect of environmental factors on the health and well-being of mankind.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

KHS220.

KHS345 : Foundations of Orthopedic Evaluation

Foundational concepts of orthopedic evaluation will be covered including taking a medical history, range of motion, manual muscle testing, and neurological examination. Students will demonstrate knowledge and hands-on skill of these concepts upon completion of the course.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

KHS304 or BIO305.

KHS347 : Culture and Diversity in Healthcare

This course will provide an understanding of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that are integrated in a healthcare system. While “culture” is commonly associated with race/ethnicity, it encompasses the language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, and values of any social group. This course will examine concepts, models, and frameworks of communication that occur in cross-cultural health situations. Students will understand the application of these concepts in real interventions and programs.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS395 : Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

Focus on procedures to develop and apply exercise and rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries. Includes the use of a variety of isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic equipment.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

KHS216, KHS390, and declared KHS major/minor or have consent of the instructor.

KHS403 : General Medical Conditions

Advanced course designed to recognize and appreciate various medical conditions of diverse populations, including youth, adolescents, adults, and special needs.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

KHS216, KHS275, and declared Athletic Training major or consent of instructor.

KHS405 : Health Behavior Modification

An in-depth study of theories and principles of behavioral science as they related to the study of behavior change and health promotion.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS407 : Organization & Administration in Athletic Training

Advanced course designed to demonstrate management challenges that Certified Athletic Trainers encounter during daily operation in the field of athletic training. Covers the theories of organization and administration and applies them to real world situations in the profession of athletic training.

Credit Hour(s)

2

Prerequisites

KHS216, KHS273, and declared Athletic Training major or consent of instructor.

KHS410 : Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the various testing procedures used in Kinesiology and instruct him/her on how to use the results. The areas studied will include a wide range, including test of knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes. In addition, each student will be introduced to research methods. Students are expected to conduct a research project.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS413 : Personal Training

This course is designed for students wanting to enter the field of personal training and/or strength and conditioning coaching. The course will apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology, nutrition and wellness to the process of personal training. The course will provide content necessary for students to pass a national certification exam.

Credit Hour(s)

3

KHS423 : Physiology of Exercise

Nature of neuromuscular activity; physical potential of the human body related to requirements of exercise.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

KHS304 and KHS306.

KHS445 : Clinical Assessment for Healthcare Providers

Foundational concepts of clinical assessment will be covered including taking vitals and utilizing other assessment techniques for the various systems of the body. Students will demonstrate knowledge and hands-on skill on these concepts upon completion of the course.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

KHS304 or BIO305

KHS450 : Senior Seminar in Athletic Training

This course will serve as a comprehensive overview of the field of Athletic Training providing the senior-level Athletic Training student the opportunity to synthesize coursework and discuss the care of athletic injuries from the time of injury until return to play. This course is designed to be the culminating class for those students enrolled in the Athletic Training major.

Credit Hour(s)

2

KHS452 : Senior Seminar in Kinesiology and Health Science

This course will serve as a comprehensive overview of the field of Kinesiology and Health Science (KHS), providing the senior-level KHS student the opportunity to synthesize coursework and discuss current issues in Kinesiology. This course is designed to be the culminating class for those students enrolled in the Exercise Science and Health Science major.

Credit Hour(s)

3