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Undergraduate Course Descriptions

275-3 Introduction to Exercise Science - Course content will include historical and theoretical foundations along with an introduction to current practices, and professional opportunities within the field of exercise science.

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 Strength Training and Conditioning - 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. Prerequisite: KIN 316 with concurrency allowed.

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 416 with concurrency allowed.

418-3 Exercise Epidemiology - Effects of physical activity on cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and other hypokinetic diseases. Students will gain an understanding of current evidence-based interventions that improve health. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: KIN 416 or concurrent enrollment in KIN 416.

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 with concurrency allowed.

445-3 Organization and Management of Exercise and Wellness Programs - Theoretical and practical aspects of selected management procedures which relate to the development, implementation, and evaluation of exercise and wellness programs. Not for graduate credit. 

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.

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FacultyBrianne Guilford, Ph.D.,
2013, University of Kansas

Erik Kirk (Chair), Ph.D.,
2004, University of Kansas

Curt Lox, Ph.D.,
1994, University of Illinois

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

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

Benjamin Webb Ph.D
2014, Pennsylvania State University


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