Kinesiology

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Kinesiology - KIN

Courses offered are of two types: (1) basic activity courses such as tennis, golf, etc. open to all students of the University; and (2) professional courses in kinesiology. All activity courses are offered on a letter-grade basis. Kinesiology majors and minors must register for a letter grade; other students may petition to receive a pass-fail grade.

BASIC ACTIVITY COURSES

Students in these classes must furnish and wear clothing suitable to the activity.

1123 to 1160 Beginning Courses (1 sem. hr. each)

1123 Archery

1124 Tennis

1125 Golf

1126 Gymnastics

1128 Riflery

1129 Badminton

1130 Bowling

1132 Ballroom Dance

1133 Children's Rhythms For elementary grades, physical education, or special education majors.

1134 International Folk Dance

1136 Swimming

1140 Scuba Diving Prereq.: KIN 1236 or consent of instructor.

1142 Conditioning Exercises

1144 Aerobic Dance

1146 Weight Training

1150 Recreational Dance

1151 Racquetball

1154 Martial Arts

1155 Jogging

1156 Outdoor Living Skills American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate recommended.

1157 Aerobic Swimming Prereq.: KIN 1236 or intermediate swimming skills.

1158 Canoeing Prereq.: must be able to swim 50 yards with a personal flotation device; tread water for one minute and swim 50 yards without a personal flotation device.

1160 Adapted Physical Education For students who cannot participate in vigorous physical exercise due to physical disability or other handicapping condition.

1224 to 1257 Intermediate Courses (1 sem. hr. each)

1224 Tennis

1236 Swimming

1244 Aerobic Dance

1246 Weightlifting

1251 Racquetball

1254 Martial Arts

1255 Jogging

1257 Aerobic Swimming

1336 to 1338 Advanced Courses (1 sem. hr. each)

1336 Swimming

1337 Advanced Lifesaving Prereq.: KIN 1236 and 1336 or Advanced Swimming Certificate.

1338 Water Safety Instructor's Course Prereq.: valid Advanced Lifesaving Certificate.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

In the Department of Kinesiology, the second digit of the course number denotes the area of interest for professional courses, as follows: 4—kinesiology activity for majors; 5—kinesiology theory; 6—health.

1405 Track and Field (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1406 Basketball (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1407 Softball (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1408 Volleyball (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1409 Flag Football (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1410 Field Sports (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1411 Gymnastics (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1412 Tennis (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1413 Badminton (1) 3 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors or minors.

1427 Physical Activity I: Volleyball and Basketball (1) For kinesiology majors or minors. 3 hrs. lab. Identification, analysis, and practice of skills and techniques fundamental to volleyball and basketball; rules, strategies, safety.

1428 Physical Activity II: Soccer and Football (1) For kinesiology majors and minors. 3 hrs. lab. Identification, analysis, and practice of skills and techniques fundamental to soccer and football; rules, strategies, safety.

1429 Physical Activity III: Softball and Track and Field (1) For kinesiology majors and minors. 3 hrs. lab. Identification, analysis, and practice of skills and techniques fundamental to softball and track and field; rules, strategies, safety.

1430 Physical Activity IV: Tennis and Badminton (1) For kinesiology majors and minors. 3 hrs. lab. Identification, analysis, and practice of skills and techniques fundamental to tennis and badminton; rules, strategies, safety.

1600 Personal and Community Health Problems (3) Content and theory related to basic health information; critical health issues; improving and maintaining optimal health and wellness.

1999 Special Topics (1) May be taken for a max. of 4 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. 3 hrs. lab. Identification, analysis, and practice of skills and techniques fundamental to sports; rules, strategies, and appropriate safety procedures.

2500 Human Anatomy (3) Micro and macroscopic study of the human body.

2501 History and Philosophy of Kinesiology (3) Developments in kinesiology and health from ancient times to the present.

2503 Basic Athletic Training (2) 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Athletic training room procedure; first aid treatment of injuries; use of athletic training room equipment; protective strapping; padding for all sports.

2504 Principles of Conditioning (2) 1˝ hrs. lecture; 1˝ hrs. lab. Methods and concepts of training and conditioning; physical fitness activities and current trends; participation in selected activities designed to promote fitness; planning programs for physical fitness for educational institutions and social agencies.

2507 Methods and Materials in Physical Education for the Elementary School (4) 2 hrs. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. For elementary teachers. Progressively graded programs of activities for elementary schools.

2511 Sports Officiating (2) Prereq.: proficiency in sports indicated. 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Rules interpretation and techniques of officiating basketball, volleyball, and softball.

2515 The Coaching of Track and Field (2) 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles and techniques of coaching track and field; organization and administration of practice and various levels of competition.

2516 The Coaching of Basketball (2) 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles and techniques of coaching basketball; organization and administration of practice and various levels of competition.

2517 The Coaching of Baseball/Softball (2) 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Techniques of coaching baseball/softball; organization and administration of practice and various levels of competition.

2518 The Coaching of Volleyball (2) 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Techniques of coaching volleyball; organization and administration of practice and various levels of competition.

2519 The Coaching of Football (2) Prereq.: 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Techniques of coaching football; organization and administration of practice and various levels of competition.

2525 Practicum in the Coaching of Individual and Team Sports (1-3) 3-9 hrs. lab. May be taken for credit when sports vary.

2526 Psychology of Coaching (3) Psychological perspectives applied to the athletic situation; coaching personalities, athletic personalities, psychological injuries, motivation, mental preparation, relaxation techniques, and stereotypes in athletics.

2530 Sport in Society (3) Interdisciplinary study of sport as a mirror of society reflecting the dynamics of human social existence; emphasizes process through which individuals formulate their identity from youth to old age.

2540 Introducing Physical Education for All Handicapped Children (3) Credit will not be given for both this course and KIN 3545. Open only to kinesiology majors. Laws affecting the handicapped; motor abilities of handicapped children; adjusting programs to suit their needs and interests.

2577 Health and Physical Education for the Elementary School (4) 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Basic principles and concepts of a healthy lifestyle; nutrition, fitness, exercise; study and analysis of movement.

2600 Human Sexuality (3) Historical, semantic, religious, social, medical, and comparative cultural aspects of human sexuality from childhood to senility.

2601 First Aid (1) 1 hr. lecture; 1 hr. lab.

2602 Methods, Materials, and Content in Health Education for the Elementary School (3) Theoretical foundations, essential content and pedagogical practices for K-8 Health Education.

2603 Consumer Health (3) Major consumer health problems; selecting, purchasing, and financing health services and products.

2604 Issues in Mental Health (3) Issues in mental health; stress, depression, alienation, family violence, suicide, death and dying.

3500 Human Anatomy Laboratory (1) Prereq.: KIN 2500 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lab. Computer based study. Interactive software of the human body; gross anatomy with emphasis on muscle, bone, nerve, and blood vessels.

3502 Tests and Measurements in Kinesiology (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles of measurement and evaluation in kinesiology and health; emphasis on criteria for selection and evaluation of tests and techniques of testing; analyzing and interpreting motor performance and cognitive test scores.

3504 Advanced Athletic Training (3) Prereq.: KIN 2503. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Advanced topics in athletic training; advanced taping techniques; emergency care protocols including spine boarding, crutch fitting, and splinting; proper use and indications of therapeutic modalities.

3505 Practicum in Athletic Training (1-5) Prereq.: KIN 2503 and 3504. 10 hrs. lab. May be taken for variable credit .

3507 The Olympic Games: Ancient and Modern (3) Origins, growth, politicalization, and governance of the games.

3510 Techniques and Methods of Teaching Physical Education (3) Prereq.: KIN 2504 and competency in four activities. Concurrent enrollment in KIN 3516. Education majors only. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Microteaching and field experience required. Current teaching methods and materials in physical education; teaching styles, aids, and formulation of lesson and unit plans.

3511 The Physical Education Program in Elementary Schools (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. For kinesiology majors or minors. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 3516. Students must be enrolled in the College of Education. Progressively graded programs of activities.

3513 Introduction to Motor Learning (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Motor skills learning principles that can be applied to instructional and rehabilitation situations; psychological and physiological characteristics that influence skill learning; behavioral changes related to the stages of skill learning; the influence of various types of practice conditions on skill learning.

3514 Biomechanical Basis of Kinesiology (3) Prereq.: MATH 1022, KIN 2500, PHYS 2001 or equivalent. Education majors only. Anatomical and mechanical analysis of human movement; emphasis on structure and function of bone and muscle, statics, dynamics, kinematics, kinetics, and projectile motion.

3515 The Physiological Basis of Activity (3) Prereq.: KIN 2500, 2504; BIOL 2160. Basic physiological concepts of the muscular, metabolic, cardiovascular, and circulorespiratory systems; behavior of each system in relation to exercise; determination of normal and abnormal physical responses to exercise; development of a philosophy of scientific inquiry.

3516 Curriculum Construction in Physical Education (3) Concurrent enrollment in KIN 3510 or 3511. Education majors only. Curriculum construction and program content for elementary and secondary schools.

3517 Neuromotor Control of Human Movement (3) Prereq.: KIN 2500. Muscle dynamics; sensory and motor neural pathways; subcortical reflexes; supraspinal mechanisms; behavioral issues.

3525 Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology (1) Prereq.: credit or registration in KIN 3515. 2 hrs. lab. Laboratory sessions examining the physiological effect of different types of exercise on the functions of the human body.

3534 Scientific Basis for Exercise (3) Prereq.: KIN 3515. For students in the fitness studies concentration. Historical development of CHD risk factors; contraindications and valid uses of exercise in the amelioration of CHD risk factors.

3535 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3) Prereq.: KIN 3534. 2hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. For students in the fitness studies concentration. Theory and practice of fitness testing, exercise prescription, health promotion, and related concerns.

3540 Behavior Impairment and Physical Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 and KIN 2540. Substantial observation in schools required. Focus on children sometimes labeled mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, or learning disabled.

3541 Chronic Disability and Physical Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 and KIN 2540. Substantial observations in schools required. Focus on children with overt physical and/or sensory disabilities of a long-lasting nature who need adjusted physical education programs.

3545 Handicapped Children in Physical Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700. Credit will not be given for both this course and KIN 2540. Not open to kinesiology majors. Motor traits of handicapped children; curriculum implementation specified in federal and state legislation.

3602 Instructor's Course in First Aid (2) 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. For persons qualifying to teach the junior and standard Red Cross courses in aid to the injured.

3603 Organization of the School Health Program (3) Prereq.: KIN 1600. Organization of school health programs involving health services, healthful school living, school environment, school health administration, and evaluation of school health programs.

3604 Methods of Teaching Secondary Health Education (3) Prereq.: KIN 1600. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. field experiences in multicultural settings. Structure of school health education and its relationship to official and voluntary health agencies and to professional associations; modern health resources suitable for teaching health.

3605 Health and the Aging Process (3) Health conservation of human resources; emphasis on understanding attitudes and practices related to health in the aging process.

3608 Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases (3) Etiology, prophylaxis, and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases and impairments; cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular, respiratory, and sexually transmitted diseases.

3660 The Holistic Health Approach to Stress (3) Sources of stress; evaluation of stress-related diseases; techniques for promoting stress reduction; prevention of stress-related diseases.

4500 Adapted Physical Education (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Preparation for teaching special activities to a typical or handicapped children; organization and administration of clinical exercise programs.

4501 Special Topics in Kinesiology (3) May be repeated for credit, but only 3 sem. hrs. may be counted toward degree. For students interested in additional study in particular aspects of kinesiology.

4510 Knowledge Structure Approach to Skills Analysis (3) Prereq.: physical education cohort membership or consent of instructor. Analyses of the skills and subskills of selected team, dual, and individual movement activities.

4512 Lifespan Motor Development (3) Analysis of changes in motor behavior from infancy to older adulthood; current theoretical perspectives; current issues; correlates of motor development.

4515 Sports Seminar (3) Trends and issues related to the development and maintenance of athletic abilities in a variety of sports.

4517 Sports Administration (3) Policies and practices in the administration of athletic programs in academic settings.

4520 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport (3) Prereq.: senior or graduate standing. Psychological and sociological perspectives of sport; nature of play and sport, personalities of sport participants, sport as a social phenomenon, and current literature related to psychosocial aspects of sport.

4538 Practicum in Applied Fitness (6) Prereq.: KIN 3534, 3535. 12 hrs. lab. For kinesiology majors. Pass-fail grading. Practical application of exercise testing, exercise prescription, and leadership.

4540 The Physical Education Curriculum for All Handicapped Children (3) Prereq.: KIN 3540 and 3541. Curriculum needs, implementation, and evaluation, using the Louisiana State Regulations and P. E. Needs Assessment.

4550 Reflective Teaching in Health and Physical Education (3) Prereq.: physical education cohort membership or consent of instructor. Critical issues and pedagogical practices of the reflective teacher in health and physical education.

4600 The School Health Program (3) Problems involved in promoting health of school children; prevention of and protection against infectious diseases; physical inspection and examination; health instruction; provision of a wholesome environment.

4601 Community Health Issues (3) Community health aspects and implications of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, venereal disease and other communicable diseases; other community health problems.

4602 Community Safety Education (3) Covers all grade levels in the school health program; community programs; home, traffic, and recreational safety; emphasis on organization and administration of these programs.

4605 Habituating and Addictive Drugs in Our Culture (3) Prereq.: KIN 1600 and senior or graduate standing. Harmless, harmful, useful, and useless chemical substances that affect physiological well-being and behavior or mood; interaction of psychological, sociological, and physiological components.

4900 Independent Study (1-3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Open to advanced undergraduate or graduate students. Reading, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

7501 Advanced Research Methods (3) Analysis of multivariate research methods and statistical analysis used in kinesiology research.

7502 Curriculum Construction in Physical Education (3) Contemporary educational trends in curriculum theory, issues, philosophical orientation, and models derived from research and experience.

7503 Dimensions of Aging (3) Focus on physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects of biological aging; role of physical activity and lifestyle issues and their interaction with chronological aging and functional ability.

7504 Tests and Measurements in Kinesiology (3) Measurement theory applied to testing in educational, fitness, and other kinesiology settings.

7505 Problems in Kinesiology (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Individual study.

7507 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Kinesiology (3)

7508 Analysis of Human Movement (3) Mechanisms involved in the production of human movement and the techniques available for scientific analysis of such movement.

7510 Motor Learning (3) Cognitive and motor processes influencing the learning of motor skills; emphasis on assessing learning, changes during learning, attention, augmented feedback, transfer of learning, and practice conditions, with implications for a variety of skill instruction and rehabilitation contexts.

7511 Administrative Problems in Kinesiology (3) Organization and management theory and techniques for administration of programs in educational and fitness settings.

7512 Motor Control (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Neurophysiological and behavioral issues in control of human movement; emphasis on contrast between ecological and constructionist approaches.

7513 Seminar in Physical Education Professional Preparation (3) Issues and trends in physical education; emphasis on undergraduate and graduate professional preparation.

7514 Pedagogy in Physical Education (3) Prereq.: KIN 7502 and admission to the doctoral program. Theory and research relating to systematized instruction in physical education.

7520 Motor Development (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Psychomotor development of children; implications for skill learning; analyzing and planning motor development research; motor development in special children; research on youth sports; evaluation and assessment; and perceptual-motor development.

7521 Laboratory Techniques in Motor Behavior (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Techniques and equipment used in motor behavior and biomechanics labs; data acquisition and processing techniques; hardware and software associated with computerized data acquisition and processing; timing equipment; force measuring instrumentation; motion analysis equipment; electromyography.

7522 Physical Education for Preschool and Elementary School Children (3) Essentials for a successful movement program for children at the preschool and elementary school level; philosophy, objectives, trends, teaching methods, and materials necessary for program development.

7523 Theories of Motor Skill Acquisition (3) Prereq.: KIN 7510 and 7520. For Ph.D. students in motor learning or motor development. Issues in motor control and learning, i.e., central and peripheral mechanisms, theories of motor learning, motor programs, and short-term memory.

7525 Children and Sport (3) Open to graduate students from any area. Children's involvement in organized sports; understanding of the present structure of youth sports; research in child development, training, injuries, social psychology, skill acquisition, and coaching behavior; implications for children in sport.

7527 Seminar: Developmental Factors in Children's Motor-Skill Learning (3) Prereq.: KIN 7510 and 7520; or equivalent. For doctoral students only. Developmental learning theory and literature; effects of developmental factors on children's motor performance and learning.

7528 Sport Psychology (3) Problems of several areas of social psychology related to sport; research methodology and theories.

7530 Exercise Physiology (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Physical, chemical, and environmental factors influencing physical performance; bioenergetics, cardiovascular and respiratory adjustments to exercise; research relevant to conditioning and physiological responses to exercise.

7531 Structural and Functional Characteristics of the Developing Child (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Structural changes of growth of prepubertal and pubertal children related to function in physical activity.

7533 Exercise Testing in Health and Disease (3) Prereq.: KIN 7530. 1 hr. seminar; 4 hrs. lab. Theory and practicum in evaluating fitness, prescribing exercise, and planning and supervising group programs for adults.

7534 Exercise in Health and Disease (3) Contraindications and valid uses of exercise in mediating risk factors.

7535 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise (3) Prereq.: KIN 7530. Effects of exercise on muscle cell structure and function; neuromuscular integration and neural function in exercise.

7536 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function in Exercise (3) Prereq.: KIN 7530. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Mechanics of cardiovascular and respiratory function related to exercise.

7537 Exercise and Environment (3) Prereq.: KIN 7530. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Effects of environmental conditions on performance of various types of exercise.

7538 Practicum in Cardiac Rehabilitation (6) Prereq.: KIN 7530, 7533, 7534, 7551. Pass-fail grading. Minimum on-site requirement is 20 hours per week. Important for exercise specialist, exercise leader, or graded exercise technician certification. Involvement in the practical application of exercise testing, exercise prescription and exercise leadership for cardiac patients.

7539 Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology (3) Prereq.: KIN 7530; 1 hr. lecture, 4 hrs. lab; exercise physiology and college chemistry recommended. Laboratory techniques in exercise physiology; principles of metabolic measurement and assay procedures for quantification of dynamic changes in blood chemistry during exercise.

7540 Motor Characteristics of Handicapped Children (3) Prereq.: KIN 4500 or 4540 or equivalent. Structure of gross and fine motor abilities in regular and handicapped children; inter-and intra-individual performance differences and factors associated with them.

7541 Motor Activity Programming for Handicapped Children (3) Prereq.: KIN 7540. Motor activity programs developed from factor analytical studies contrasted with those of an intuitive base; implications of federal and state regulations.

7542 Program Approaches for Special Physical Education (3) Prereq.: KIN 7541. Open only to doctoral students. Approaches for eliciting behavior change in handicapped children, from a motor activity frame of reference.

7550 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3) Prereq.: KIN 7530; 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab; college chemistry, mathematics, physics recommended. Quantitative approach to both systematic and cellular control during exercise.

7551 Exercise Electrocardiography: Principles and Practice (3) Prereq.: KIN 7530 or consent of instructor. Physiological bases, practical considerations, and rhythm identification of resting and exercise electrocardiograms.

7560 Fall Practicum in Health and Physical Education (5) Prereq.: physical education cohort membership or consent of instructor. 1 hr. lecture; 8 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. First teaching practicum in local schools.

7561 Spring Practicum in Health and Physical Education (5) Prereq.: physical education cohort membership or consent of instructor. 1 hr. lecture; 8 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. Second teaching practicum in local schools.

7570 Critical Issues in Teaching Health and Physical Education (3) Prereq.: physical education cohort membership or consent of instructor. Critical theory and research related to pedagogical practices in health and physical education.

7575 The Teacher-Researcher in Health and Physical Education (3) Prereq.: physical education cohort membership or consent of instructor. Analysis of teacher-researcher literature; its application to teaching health and physical education.

7580 Research Project in Health and Physical Education (3) Prereq.: physical education cohort membership and completion of KIN 7560 and 7561 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Development, completion, and presentation of a research problem in teaching health and physical education that grows out of fifth-year clinical experiences and course work.

7601 Changing Health Behavior (3) Motivation and determinants of health behavior; behavior change strategies designed for utilization in individual and group health education programs; promoting innovative health education programs in schools and the community.

7620 Epidemiological Approach to Community Health (3) Prereq.: EXST 4001 or equivalent. Vital health statistics via the disease model and its determinants; community organization and program development related to community health education, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

7900 Introduction to Research Methods (3)

7999 Seminar in Selected Topics in Kinesiology (1-3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit. Topics vary.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

8900 Independent Research (1-9) May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit. Pass-fail grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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