- KIN 110 <KINE 1110> Racquet
Instruction is provided in skills, knowledge, and strategies in one or more of the racquet-related activities listed in the class schedule. Credit 1.
- KIN 111 <KINE 1111> Elementary
This course provides an overview of the program of activities in elementary school physical education with emphasis on the understanding of movement, common problems and possible solutions. Credit 1.
- KIN 113 <KINE 1113> Basketball/Soccer.
This course will offer skills, knowledge, and techniques presented at either the beginning or intermediate level in each of these activities. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
- KIN 114 <KINE 1114> Rhythmic Activities and
The rhythmic portion of the course will include experiences in basic musical signature and pattern identification. These will be applied to selected regional and square dances, jumping rope, and aerobic dance routines. During the innovative games half principles upon which novel activities are based will be presented along with games which depict each tenet. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
- KIN 115 <KINE 1115> Track and
The student will gain proficiency in fundamental skills in gymnastics and track and field events, as well as an understanding of basic terminology associated with judging and spotting. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
- KIN 116 <KINE 1116> Varsity
This course is based upon the National Collegiate Athletic Association CHAMPS/Life Skills Program and is designed to assist the student-athlete in developing skills in the areas of academics, personal growth, career choice, and commitment to service. Enrollment is limited to members of athletic teams. Substitution of this class for the University’s activity requirement is not permitted. No more than four hours of KIN 116 <KINE 1116> can be counted toward the degree. Approval for enrollment must be obtained from the student’s coach prior to registration. Credit 1.
- KIN 117 <KINE 1117> Lifetime and Individual
Each class will have skills, knowledge and techniques presented at either the beginning or intermediate level in one or more of the lifetime and individual sports. Credit 1.
- KIN 131 <KINE 1331> Foundations of
This course serves as a base for all kinesiology courses. Units will include historical development, philosophical implications, physical fitness, scientific bases of movement, and educational values of kinesiology and career path options. Credit 3.
- KIN 210 <KINE 2110> Aquatics (Swimming, Standard Red
Cross Life Saving, and Scuba Diving).
This course will be offered for all levels of swimming (beginning through advanced), diving, synchronized swimming, or scuba diving. Credit 1.
- KIN 211 <KINE 2111> Golf and Recreational
This course presents rules, knowledge and skills in golf, archery and another leisure time activity selected on a rotational basis. Half a semester is devoted to golf, with equal time allotted to archery and the other named activity. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
- KIN 212 <KINE 2112> Archery.
This course will include skills, knowledge and techniques of archery at the beginning level. Credit 1.
- KIN 213 <KINE 2113> Softball/Volleyball.
The student will gain skills, knowledge, and techniques of softball and volleyball at the beginning level. Enrollment limited to Kinesiology majors and minors. Credit 1.
- KIN 214 <KINE 2114> Weight Training and Physical
Experiences in this course will include skills, knowledge and techniques of weight training and physical conditioning at the beginning level. Credit 1.
- KIN 215 <KINE 2115> Fitness for
Students will gain an understanding of physical conditioning and wellness pertaining to the five components of health-related fitness. Students will develop an understanding of lifestyle related diseases and behavior modification techniques. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in a variety of movement experiences related to fitness. Credit 1.
- KIN 219 <KINE 2119> Kinesiology
Activities can include special or unique areas as instructors are available. This will include those activities which are not offered on a regular basis including aerobic dance, aquatic exercise, etc. Credit 1.
- KIN 230 <KINE 2330> First Aid: Red Cross and
A course for those who wish to acquire a knowledge of Red Cross emergency and preventive measures. Successful completion leads to CPR and first aid certification. Students may become instructors through additional American Red Cross training. (Also listed as HED 230 <HLTH 2330>.) Credit 3.
- KIN 233 Honors Fitness
This course will substitute for HON 215 for students in the Honors Program. Specific topics include flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, nutrition, weight control and theories of obesity, ergogenic aids, date rape, sexually transmitted diseases, Title IX, sexual harassment, message, care and prevention of athletic injuries and aging. Other content will be presented as time permits. Students will be required to complete a formal research project which will involve data collection and analysis. Credit 3.
- KIN 263 <KINE 2363> Motor
This course investigates theories of motor learning and motor development of children, K-6. Special emphasis is placed upon sequential motor development patterns, the needs, interests, and abilities of the child in relation to physical, social, mental and emotional domains. Opportunities are provided to work with elementary school children in guiding their perceptual-motor learning and development. Credit 3.
- KIN 265 <KINE 2365> Coaching of Track And Baseball
This course includes a study of the skills and techniques used in coaching baseball/softball and track and field in the schools. The skills and techniques are demonstrated and performed on the baseball/softball field and track. Credit 3.
- KIN 266 <KINE 2366> Coaching of
The latest techniques of offensive and defensive football are stressed with emphasis on the problems that will confront high school coaches. Some techniques are demonstrated and performed on the football field. Credit 3.
- KIN 267 <KINE 2367> Coaching of
A study is made of the fundamental preparation, operation, expertise and management necessary to coach and conduct a basketball program. Credit 3.
- KIN 268 <KINE 2368> Coaching of
A study is made of the individual fundamentals, strategy, scouting, practice preparation and administrative duties associated with coaching a volleyball program. Credit 3.
- KIN 288 <KINE 2388> Officiating
This course includes a study of the rules, interpretations, and the mechanics of officiating. The course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required in the officiating of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field, and other interscholastic sports. Credit 3.
- KIN 362 <KINE 3362> Biomechanics.
A study of human motion in two broad areas: the neurological and mechanical aspects of human movement, as well as muscle structure and functions. Application of these two areas to motor skills analysis is emphasized. Prerequisite: BIO 245 <BIOL 2401> or 341 <3410>. Credit 3.
- KIN 363 <KINE 3363> Assessment in
This course presents information on the construction and administration of tests evaluating fitness and motor skills used in sports. Issues in grading and evaluation are also addressed. Previously KIN 321. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit. 3.
- KIN 364 <KINE 3364> Motor
This class explores the processes involved in the acquisition of motor actions. Emphasis is placed on how teachers can apply theoretical concepts to more effectively structure their classes. Credit 3.
- KIN 368 <KINE 3368> Skill Themes and Movement Concepts.
This course includes a study of motor programming with special focus on the child, his/her needs and abilities, and the administration, organization, evaluation, and implementation of sequential motor programs which enhance motor development. Credit 3.
- KIN 369 <KINE 3369> Therapeutic Modalities of
A study of the theories and principles involved in the use of therapeutic modalities in treating injuries to the physically active, providing students with the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge to formulate treatment plans for injuries. Credit 3.
- KIN 370 <KINE 3370> Prevention and Care of
This course includes instruction and laboratory work in the care and prevention of injuries. It is designed to meet the needs of the athletic coach and physical education teacher. Prerequisite: Junior standing in Kinesiology or permission of the instructor, and BIO 245 <BIOL 2401> or 341 <BIOL 3410>. Credit 3.
- KIN 372 <KINE 3372> Team and Individual/Dual Sport
This course will introduce the instructional process of analyzing and sequencing skill components and performance techniques found within team and individual/dual sports. The course is designed to allow the student to engage in individual and cooperative teaching experiences that utilize multiple instructional strategies. The student will investigate the process of a task analysis and other skill sequencing experiences. Aspects of lesson progression and construction will be incorporated throughout the course while maintaining a focus on motor skill acquisition. Credit 3.
- KIN 373 <KINE 3373> Physiology of
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the manner in which the body reacts to the exacting requirements of activity and exercise. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit 3.
- KIN 375 <KINE 3375> Teaching Secondary Physical
This course examines the designing of physical education programs, teaching of physical education programs, analysis of student performance in a physical education program, and implementation of a physical education program at the secondary level. Opportunities are provided to work with physical education students in the secondary setting. Credit 3.
- KIN 378 <KINE 3378> Administration of Kinesiology
The purpose of this course will be to examine management theory and practice related to the sport industry. In addition, a variety of specializations associated with the field of sport management will be examined to help the student garner a better understanding of available career opportunities in this sector of business. The application of concepts to scholastic programs will also be discussed. Credit 3.
- KIN 388 <KINE 3388> Sports in Contemporary
A study is made of sport and its impact upon society. Credit 3.
- KIN 417 <KINE 4117> Practicum in
A course in which students serve as interns in a laboratory situation where emphasis is placed upon teaching skills. This provides a qualified student with an opportunity to gain teaching experience. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Credit 1.
- KIN 430 <KINE 4330> History and Philosophy of
American Physical Education and Sport.
This course provides a historical and philosophical survey of the events which have influenced the exercise and sporting practices of contemporary American society. The focus is on the development of physical education, exercise, sport, dance, and the Olympic movement with interpretations and analyses of these events. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Credit 3.
- KIN 435 <KINE 4335> Psychology of
This course deals with understanding of the psychological make-up of the athlete. It explores traditional myths, syndromes and stumbling blocks facing the modern day athlete and how these may be overcome. The course will focus on the dynamics of the coach/athlete relationship. Credit 3.
- KIN 463 <KINE 4363> Elementary Physical Education.
This course is concerned with a study of fine and gross-motor activities and developmental progressions of pre-school children. Opportunities are given for field-based experiences in teaching children motor skills. Credit 3.
- KIN 469 <KINE 4369> Adaptive
A study of the special needs of handicapped individuals with emphasis on the adaptations of activities for them in a program of kinesiology. Credit 3.
- KIN 473 <KINE 4373> Advanced Topics in Physiology of
This course bridges the gap between basic undergraduate and graduate physiology of exercise. Selected topics will include: perceived exertion, biorhythms, mood elevation and exercise, interval training, periodization, LBW gain, somatotyping, effects of high altitude, blood doping, ergogenic aids, vegetarian diets, pregnancy and exercise, theories of obesity and endocrine functioning. Other topics will be presented as time permits. Prerequisite: KIN 373 <KINE 3373>. Credit 3.
- KIN 477 <KINE 4377> Principles of Exercise Testing
This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary for the safe and scientific evaluation of physical fitness, particularly as it relates to health and disease and the development of programs for remediation, maintenance and enhancement of motor and health-related qualities. Prerequisite: KIN 373 <KINE 3373>. Credit 3.
- KIN 492 <KINE 4392> Problems in
A directed individual study of an approved problem related to the field of kinesiology. Prerequisites: 9 advanced hours in Kinesiology and permission of the department chair. Credit 3.
- KIN 493 <KINE 4393> Principles and Practices of
Adult Fitness Management.
This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary for a successful internship experience. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Credit 3.
- KIN 494 <KINE 4394> Internship.
This course provides the study with opportunities to demonstrate competencies developed in previous courses by working in an agency under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. Prerequisites: Senior standing and KIN 493 <KINE 4393> or HED 493 <HLTH 4393>. Credit 3.
NOTE: Sam Houston State University has adopted a four-digit course numbering system to become effective Summer 2011. Four-digit course numbers are indicated in the course descriptions in orange and within angle brackets < >.