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Undergraduate Course Descriptions

275-3 Introduction to Careers in Nutritional and Exercise Science - Course content will include historical and theoretical foundations and an introduction to current practices and professional opportunities within the fields of nutritional and exercise sciences. Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA  of 2.5 or greater.
310-3 Exercise Psychology —  Overview of the major psychological determinants and consequences of exercise and its impact on public health. Prerequisite: KIN 275 with a grade of C or better.

315-3 Functional Anatomy - Structural and functional basis of human performance. Prerequisite: BIOL 240 A with a grade of C or better.

316-3 Biomechanics of Human Movement - Mechanics applied to physical performance; analysis of selected movements, and the application of physical principles to the musculoskeletal system. Two hours lecture and two hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: KIN 315 with concurrency allowed.

319-3 Theory and Techniques in Strength and Conditioning - Student will learn the basic exercise physiology concepts and exercise techniques required to successfully pass nationally recognized personal training certification exams.

340 -3 Organization and Management of Exercise and Wellness Facilities - Theoretical and practical aspects of selected organization and management procedures which relate to the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of exercise and wellness facilities.

350-3 Exercise Physiology - Examination of the scientific theories behind the body’s responses to exercise. Topics will include exercise metabolism, respiration, circulation, neuromuscular, hormonal, and environmental influences on exercise. Prerequisite: BIOL 240 A and B with a grade of C or better.

412-3 Biology of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease - Molecular bases of human diseases related to cardiovascular, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Relationship between cellular pathways, disease, and treatment effects. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: KIN 350 or concurrent enrollment.

416-3 Exercise Assessment/Programming - Introductory course to the theoretical and practical concepts of exercise assessment, interpretation, and prescription. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: : 350 with a grade of C or better.

417-3 Exercise for Special Populations - Using the ACSM guidelines, exercise benefits and risks for special populations related to age, gender, and individuals with health complications and disabilities will be discussed. Prerequisite: KIN 350 with C or better.

426-3 Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - This course will cover theory and common practice for the assessment and treatment of patients with cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Prerequisite: KIN 350 with a grade of C or better or consent of the Instructor.

460-1 to 9 Internship in Exercise Science - Supervised 200- hour placement in professional settings appropriate to student career interests. This course may be repeatable up to 9 credit hours for clinical experience requirements for professional certifications. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: 2.75 overall GPA, active American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED training, and grade of C or better in KIN 416.

464-3 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science - Capstone senior project that is designed to integrate the cumulative knowledge, skills, and abilities from the exercise science curriculum into an impactful community-based project. Prerequisite: KIN 416 with C or better.

exercise science
Maria Fernandez-del-Valle, Ph.D.,
2012 Universidad Europea de Madrid
Brianne Guilford, Ph.D.,
2013, University of Kansas Medical Center 

Erik Kirk (Chair), Ph.D.,
2004, University of Kansas
Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Ph.D., 2009, University of North Dakota

Bryan Smith, Ph.D.,
2004, University of Missouri

Benjamin Webb, Ph.D., 2014, The Pennsylvania State University

Joshua Wooten Ph.D,
2008, Texas Women's University
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