Major in Kinesiology

 
The Kinesiology program offers three tracks:

  • Physical Education for Teacher Education (PETE, K-12)
  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Science

The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) track is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to be a physical educator. Attention is directed toward gaining an understanding of organizational procedures and instructional techniques applicable to physical education activities, wellness activities, intramural sports, and varsity athletics. The PETE program is also under the umbrella of the Teacher Education Program.
The Athletic Training track is designed for students interested in pursuing certification from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). It is an Internship Program, providing individual courses recommended by the NATA and the opportunity to gain practical experience under a Certified Athletic Trainer. This sequence of courses and field experiences will prepare persons for graduate study in Athletic Training, as well as Physical Therapy, and Developmental Physical Education.
The Exercise Science track is designed to provide students with a solid understanding and knowledge of the benefits of physical fitness and the knowledge and skills necessary to educate persons from various populations toward this end. The program also prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in Exercise Science. Specifically, students are prepared to assume fitness management positions in a variety of settings and may pursue exercise specialist certifications through organizations such as ACSM, NSCA, and NDEITA, as well as graduate degrees in specialty areas of Kinesiology.
A minor in Kinesiology with Secondary Endorsement provides a second area of teaching ability in addition to one’s primary discipline.

Requirements for a Major in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

A minimum of 40 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HED179 First Aid/CPR/Injury Prevention 1
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sports 3
KIN260 Methods of Teaching Fitness Activities 3
KIN261 Methods of Teaching Elementary Rhythms & Dance 3
KIN265 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN294 Motor Development 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology I 3
KIN383 Adapted Physical Education 3
KIN385 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sport, and Intramurals 3
KIN410 Program and Curricular Issues 3

One of the following:

KIN256 Methods of Teaching Team Activities 3
KIN257 Methods of Teaching Individual and Dual Activities 3
TOTAL:   40

Plus the following Content Area Standards courses:

 
ART or MUS one course in ART or MUS 3
ENG103W Academic Writing and Research 3
ENG301W Advanced Academic Writing and Research 3
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT one course numbered 121 or higher (or KIN265) 3-4
PSC150 American Government (National) 3
PSY101 General Psychology 3
PSY205 Childhood through Adolescent Psychology 3
THA130 Acting I – Introduction to Acting 3
One laboratory science course 4

One of the following:

 
HIS250 History of the United States to 1865 3
HIS251 History of the United States since 1865 3

Plus the following Professional Education courses:

 
EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU227 Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 1
EDU229 Educating the Exceptional Child 3
EDU305A Diversity (K-8) Field Experience (P.E.) 1
EDU305B Content (8-12) Field Experience (P.E.) 1
EDU380 Middle School Methods and Management 3
EDU435 Field Experience for Secondary Student Teachers 1
EDU467 Student Teaching 14

To qualify for Student Teaching, a student must have a cumulative 2.60 GPA and a 2.80 GPA in the Kinesiology major outlined above.

Requirements for a Middle Grades/Secondary Endorsement in Physcial Education

24 hours of coursework (courses KIN255 and above are designated as upper level), consisting of the following:

All of the following:

BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN265 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN410 Program and Curricular Issues 3

One of the following:

KIN256 Methods of Teaching Team Activities 3
KIN257 Methods of Teaching Individual and Dual Activities 3

One of the following:

KIN260 Methods of Teaching Fitness Activities 3
KIN261 Methods of Teaching Elementary Rhythms and Dance 3

Two of the following:

KIN294 Motor Development 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology I 3
TOTAL:   24
Students must also pass the ILTS Physical Education Content-Area Test.

Requirements for a Major in Athletic Training

42 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HED179 First Aid/CPR/Injury Prevention 1
HED274 Drug Education 3
HED284 Nutritition 3
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sports 3
KIN65 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN281 Principles of Athletic Training 3
KIN293 Athletic Injury Assessment 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN390 Practicum in Athletic Training 2
KIN392 Advanced Athletic Training 3
KIN393 Therapeutic Modalities 3

One of the following:

 
KIN386W Exercise Physiology II 3
KIN388 Body Composition and Analysis 3
TOTAL:   42

Recommended elective courses:

 
HED204 Human Sexuality 3
KIN294 Motor Development 3
KIN385 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sport, and Intramurals 3
KIN490 Practicum in Athletic Training 3

Requirements for a Major in Exercise Science

39 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HED179 First Aid/CPR/Injury Prevention 1
HED284 Nutritition 3
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sports 3
KIN260 Methods of Teaching Fitness Activities 3
KIN265 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology I 3
KIN386W Exercise Physiology II 3
KIN388 Body Composition Analysis 3
KIN391 Exercise Science Practicum 2
KIN495 Exercise Science Internship 2+

One of the following:

 
CHM121 Survey of Chemistry 4
CHM131 General Chemistry I 4
TOTAL:   39