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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology Course Offerings

The following letter coding is used to differentiate activity courses.

  • Beginning: A (co-ed), I (men only), V (women only)
  • Intermediate: B (co-ed), J (men only), W (women only)
  • Advanced: C (co-ed), K (men only), X (women only)
SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The legal, ethical, social, and economic implications of computer usage; basic operations, terminology and system components; and the use of representative spreadsheet, telecommunication, and networking programs. Special emphasis is placed on developing and reviewing applications unique to physical education. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006875)
Red Cross multimedia certification and accident procedures for school settings. 1 hour clinical. (006641)
Students participate in and monitor the results of a training program in swimming, running, weight training, cycling, or aerobics. Lectures explore the body's response to exercise and how to best exercise. Information and guidelines on how to begin or maintain a program of healthy and enjoyable exercise are presented. Topics discussed include the values of exercise, the body's responses to exercise and training, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, exercise and the environment, exercise for special populations, and sports nutrition. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (006967)
Basic understanding of topographic maps and the compass, combined with orienteering races. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (006646)
The ballroom-dance sequence covers the range of contemporary social or ballroom dancing in Western culture. Beginning ballroom introduces the basic techniques of Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Samba, Rhumba, and Tango. For men only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (002467)
The ballroom-dance sequence covers the range of contemporary social or ballroom dancing in Western culture. Beginning ballroom introduces the basic techniques of Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Samba, Rhumba, and Tango. For women only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (002468)
Prerequisites: PHED 113M.
Intermediate ballroom builds upon the foundation of Beginning Ballroom. More sophisticated, modern, and complicated steps and dances are studied and mastered in a practical setting. For men only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (002469)
Prerequisites: PHED 113V.
Intermediate ballroom builds upon the foundation of Beginning Ballroom. More sophisticated, modern, and complicated steps and dances are studied and mastered in a practical setting. For women only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (002470)
Aerobic fitness through dance. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006658)
Techniques of bicycling. Knowledge and understanding of the methods related to repair and maintenance of either the racing and/or touring bikes combined with short touring trips. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006663)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006666)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006668)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006669)
Skills, rules, tournament play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006675)
The wilderness experience is a special retreat into a different way of living; a journey away from the paved-over world that brings us new perceptions of ourselves. The backpacking course is a random collection of information, news, and sources about the wilderness. Tips on hiking gear, eating for the trail, and other wilderness details, plus actual wilderness experiences will be offered. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006677)
Prerequisites: KINE 121 or equivalent.
The wilderness experience is a special retreat into a different way of living; a journey away from the paved-over world that brings us new perceptions of ourselves. The intermediate backpacking course allows students to continue to learn backpacking skills beyond the beginner's level. Topics such as advanced Leave No Trace techniques, map and compass navigation, cross-country hiking, trip planning, land use regulations, route selection, and lightweight hiking may be addressed. Course capstone is an intense multi-day backpacking trip in a small group over rugged and challenging terrain. 6 hours field studies. (020815)
This course introduces students to indoor rock climbing and gives students basic skills, techniques, and safety elements necessary to climb efficiently and safely indoors. The class is taught in the Climbing Gym only and has no field trips. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (006683)
This course introduces students to rock climbing. The class is held in the Climbing Gym in addition to three required field trips. Basic skills include climbing techniques, belaying, rappelling, and basic anchors. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (006684)
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water.
This course is designed for students who have no previous experience scuba diving. Students will develop safe scuba diving practices through lecture, video, reading, and pool sessions. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to participate in Open Water Certification. 4 hours field studies. (006691)
This course gives students an introduction to river kayaking skills on moving water and whitewater. Students gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and procedures to paddle and conduct kayaking activities in moving water and whitewater (up to Class III). Emphasis is on development of individual paddling skills, boat control, rescue techniques, safe paddling, and group management and travel on moving water. River hydrology, hazard identification, safety, judgment, and kayak outfitting are addressed. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (020733)
This course gives students an introduction to flat water, moving water and whitewater canoeing skills. Students gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and procedures to paddle in flat water, moving water, and whitewater environments. Emphasis is on the development of individual paddling skills, safe and conscientious paddling, and group management while on moving water. Boat control, maneuvering, safety, judgment, and canoe travel are addressed. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (020816)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006714)
Skills, rules, etiquette, strategy, participation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006721)
Skills, rules, etiquette, strategy, participation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006722)
This activities class teaches students the fundamentals of the game/sport. It is a self-governed sport that has a unique set of rules in which players are required to be honest and play at the highest level but never at the expense of the game itself or the respect of the opponent. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (020203)
See description below. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006749)
Covers the basic history and philosophy of Japanese jujitsu as well as its application to self-defense. Students will acquire self-defense theory and skills, including escapes from grabs and holds, how and where to strike an assailant, how to roll and fall safely, and theories of attack and defense such as throwing, grappling, and submission techniques. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006750)
Introductory instruction in the non-aggressive martial art of Aikido. Students will acquire skills in controlled breathing, energy development, mind-body coordination, and self-defense. Exposure to traditional Japanese culture, discipline, and learning techniques are emphasized. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006752)
Instruction in the martial art of TaeKwonDo. Students will learn the history and purpose of TaeKwonDo as well as developing self-discipline and skills for personal safety and protection. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006760)
Instruction in TaeKwonDo for students who have some knowledge of this martial art. Students will learn increased proficiency in mental and physical skills. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006761)
This class is for the beginning to advanced alpine skier, snow boarder or telemark skier. The class is 3 days long with lessons appropriate to the students skill level taught by instructors certified with the Professional Ski Instructor Association. The lessons are in the morning with free skiing the remainder of the day. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Credit/no credit grading. (006766)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006775)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006774)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006777)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006778)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006779)
This is an introductory course in the study of Tai-Chi Chuan. Tai-Chi is a passive style of martial arts with gentle and fluid movements with emphasis on moving meditation, stress release and development of inner peace, strengthening the internal organs and increasing health and vitality. There are many styles of Tai-Chi. The style students learn is directly related to the Shao-Lin Chuan, which is an external form of martial arts referring to Shao-Lin Kung Fu. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (021116)
This is an introductory survey course that reviews dance as an art form in both Western and Eastern cultures, to include ballet, modern, ethnic, social dance, jazz and musical theatre. Course content covers the roots of dance in world cultures to include social customs, religious beliefs, social structure, the community and dance theory that influence the dance aesthetic. Course employs lecture, film, and discussion. This is a web based course. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021229)
This is an introductory course in the study of various forms of martial arts. Students learn the basics of self defense strategies of schools of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Shuai Chiao, Judo, Hapkido, Yudo, Brazilian Jujitsu, kickboxing, and the dynamic movements of boxing and other forms of traditional martial arts. Course material is shared in three different modules during the course of the semester. Students are able to perform the basics of martial arts in a safe and friendly class. Students are exposed to the philosophy and culture of martial arts systems. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (021188)
For non-swimmers and those knowing only one or two elementary strokes. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006791)
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
Improvements of stroke mechanics and conditioning. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006792)
Prerequisites: Advanced Lifesaving, faculty permission.
Certification, 500 yd. swim, surface dive to 8 ft. depth and recover 10-pound object, underwater swimming, towing 10-pound object 200 yards. Qualifications, responsibilities, skills, and training of lifeguards. Swimming rescues of actively drowning victims will be emphasized. A field trip to study special aquatic environments will be included. American Red Cross Certification in lifeguard training may be obtained. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours field studies. (006910)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006800)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006801)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006802)
Prerequisites: Superior skill in swimming strokes; current American Red Cross Lifesaving Certificate.
A.R.C. Water Safety Instructor Certificate is issued upon satisfactory completion of course. Part I: review, analysis, and evaluation of basic strokes and lifesaving techniques. Part II: theoretical background of aquatics instruction and practical experience. 3 hours clinical. (006911)
1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006947)
Skills, individualized fitness program, participation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006818)
Cultural orientation, rules, skills, and strategies, with primary application through game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006828)
Rules, strategies, and skills for the intermediate player, with primary application through game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006829)
Rules, strategies, and skills for the advanced player, with primary application through game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006830)
Skills, rules, offensive and defensive strategy. Field player and goalie play, competition, and international styles of water polo. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006837)
Skills, rules, offensive and defensive strategy. Field player and goalie play, competition, and international styles of water polo. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006841)
Instruction in the techniques of weight training. Individually adapted exercise programs, and the basic development of strength, endurance, speed, and agility through specific weight training programs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006846)
Instruction in the techniques of weight training. Individually adapted exercise programs, and the basic development of strength, endurance, speed, and agility through specific weight training programs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006847)
Instruction in the techniques of weight training. Individually adapted exercise programs, and the basic development of strength, endurance, speed, and agility through specific weight training programs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006852)
This course focuses on muscle strengthening and conditioning through a wide variety of techniques and modalities. Focus includes overall major muscle groups, core strengthening, trunk stabilization involving "traditional" strength training techniques in addition to work with stability balls, balance equipment, and strength training equipment including free weights, machines, body weight, weighted balls and mat work. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (020202)
Introduction to basic yoga postures. Study and practice of exercises for self-awareness, breathing, relaxation, visualization, and meditation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006860)
In this course students explore the ancient system of Yoga. The focus is on the eight-limbs of Yoga emphasizing Asana (physical postures), Pranayam (breathing) and Dhyana (meditation). The emphasis is on practice as opposed to theory. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (020692)
Though this is primarily a dance class, students also study the music linked to the dance and its cultural context as they follow the movement evolution of the dance from its roots in Africa to the New World. The class begins with a thorough and vigorous technical warm up designed to familiarize students with the isolations of the hip, shoulder, and torso, spinal waves and rhythemic foot patterns of this dance form. Students progress to learning the dances and their companion rhythms from Africa, Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil, expressing grace, abandon, humor, flirtation, athleticism, and martial art. Coursework includes a research project and performance in campus cultural events. 4 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020468)
2 hours activity. (006863)
This course provides students with a service learning experience in the area of movement studies in disability. University students are placed with a child with a disability to assist the child with selected individualized activity programs. Programs are designed in conjunction with parents to meet the individual child's physical, social, emotional, and motivational needs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006869)
This course provides individualized activity programs for adults with disabilities. Individuals participate in weight training, stretching and relaxation, lap swimming, water jogging, or walking programs to meet their personal wellness goals. Programs are designed to meet individual physical and motivational needs. In addition, students who become injured and cannot complete an activity class may enter to complete their hours for credit through an individualized program. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006872)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 99.0 units. (020360)
Prerequisites: Intermediate swimming or the equivalent.
The analysis of selected movement activities which emphasize aquatic skill. Application of skill and knowledge includes stroke mechanics, synchronized swimming, off-deck diving, water polo, and water games. 2 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006883)
Prerequisites: Special permission required. See department secretary.
Supervised on-campus leadership course in physical education activity courses. Critical analyses of physical education leadership techniques. 6 hours independent study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006885)
This is the second of a three-part course offered in sequence during a semester. Introduction to basic arrhythmia recognition and interpretation and the 12-Lead ECG system. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to recognize, interpret, and understand the clinical significance of basic atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as understand the 12-Lead ECG system. 1 hour lecture. (006477)
This course provides the students an opportunity to participate in a series of challenge course activities involving mental, physical, and emotional risk-taking in a safe, supportive, positive learning environment. This course focuses on transferable knowledge from challenge course experiences to college, work, home, and life. The course concentrates on leadership principles; life long learning, physical movement, mental challenges, emotional risk-taking; decision making and problem solving; interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship skills, collaboration, and reflection. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (020716)
Prerequisite: KINE 222.
This course is intended for challenge course facilitators who need to update or learn the necessary technical skills to safely manage a low and high challenge course. Focus of the course is on updating practitioners on the safety and standards for the safe facilitation of challenge course elements. 6 hours laboratory. (020825)
Prerequisites: KINE 123 or KINE 124 recommended.
This course is for outdoor education and recreation leaders and is an introduction to the skills and safety systems associated with beginning rock climbing (e.g., top rope climbing, rappelling, bouldering) and the management of rock climbing in outdoor programs. Additionally, teaching methods appropriate for rock climbing are discussed, demonstrated, and evaluated. This course requires additional field time taught on weekends. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006686)
Prerequisites: KINE 121 recommended but not required.
Introduction to basic summer backpacking skills, including equipment, nutrition, fitness, minimum impact camping, safety, beginning map and compass skills, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis on technical applications and the implementation of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this course meets the requirements for two national certifications: 1) The Wilderness Education Association's Wilderness Steward Certification; 2) Leave No Trace Trainer Certification. This course requires a ten-day field session taught over Thanksgiving break. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006700)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 or equivalent.
Introduction to winter wilderness living skills including nutrition, minimum impact camping, snow physics, avalanche, safety, medical issues, back country skiing techniques, snow shelters, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis is on technical applications and the implementations of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this class earns the student an American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education Level I certification. This is a physically demanding course requiring 10 continuous days of camping in winter conditions. It is not for the novice. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours laboratory. (006685)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 (may be taken concurrently).
This course gives students an introduction to whitewater canoeing and kayaking skills. Students gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and procedures to conduct canoeing and kayaking activities in flat water, moving water, and whitewater environments. Emphasis is on the development of individual paddling skills, safe and conscientious paddling, and group management while on moving water. This course requires additional field time taught on weekends. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006707)
Student learning focuses on how sports and games are part of an integrated physiological, psychological, and social being in societies around the world. Students develop appreciation, understanding, and respect of various cultural contexts and how sport, games, and play behaviors are part of physical expression and cross-cultural interaction. Student learning in this area shall include consideration of how sport and games are related to human sociality, psychological, well-being, health, and wellness. Students also engage in physical activity participation in global games with emphasis on social relationships. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021258)
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about disability in film and physical activity. Morevoer, the experience provides students an in-depth look into the portrayal of individuals with disabilities in film and media and how this does or does not coincide with societal views and values, education, physical education, politics, individual and group behavior. Perceptions and personal views regarding individuals with disability and their inclusion/segregation in society are explored through visual arts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (020448)
The study of American sport history, the language of sport, and the contributions made by men and women from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The principal mode of study is a group of selected sport films. Special note is made concerning humor, legend, and herosim. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006986)
A study of the processes involved in learning motor skills. Emphasis is placed on conditions which promote the acquisition and retention of skills and their transfer to the sports contest and performance. Topics include task analysis, stages of learning, practice conditions, and the use of learning aids. 3 hours seminar. (006989)
This course is designed to present a knowledge base of physical education that includes the analysis of movement skills and movement patterns, physical fitness, and how physical education is inherently linked to health and wellness. Also studied in this course will be children's motor development and how emotional, cognitive, and social growth characteristics influence motor development. 3 hours lecture. (006877)
This course is designed for Single Subject majors and prospective teachers using a reflective approach to school based physical education. The course focuses on seven primary content areas to include teacher socialization, teaching/coaching role conflict, reflective teaching and learning, lifespan model of physical education, diversity and equity, and curriculum models. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006933)
This course is designed for future physical education teachers and focuses on analysis and performance of martial arts/self-defense and net sports (badminton, pickleball, and volleyball). Psychomotor, cognitive and affective aspects of these sports are emphasized. This course aligns with the physical education model content standards for California K-12 public schools and incorporates developmentally appropriate practices. 3 hours lecture. (020995)
This course is designed to give students the tools and inspiration to become effective and reflective teachers of rhythms and dance in K-12 physical education programs. Students learn to analyze, perform, and teach fundamental movement skills set to different rhythms, leading to a variety of dance forms including creative dance, folk, line, hip-hop, square dance, and ballroom/social dance. The focus of the course is to learn to teach these skills in a developmentally appropriate manner, using effective teaching techniques and motivational strategies. Students also learn how rhythms and dance are integral components of both the CA state and national (NASPE) standards for K-12 physical education. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006890)
The philosophies and objectives, curriculum content (movement concepts and motor skills), and evaluative techniques for developmentally appropriate children's physical education are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (006892)
This course gives students a foundation in theory, philosophy, and methods used to teach developmentally appropriate outdoor and adventure education. Students explore imitative games, problem solving, low and high ropes course activities, rock climbing, orienteering, and legal liability and safety issues associated with developing programs. Although the course is designed for physical education majors, it is also appropriate for anyone wishing to incorporate adventure education into their curriculum. Field trips are required. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006895)
This course provides prospective coaches with knowledge about the psychological factors and principles used in coaching, team dynamics, and the enhancement of athletic performance. 3 hours lecture. (006990)
A study of common disabilities found across the lifespan. Discussions are held about the historical and philosophical basis for adapted physical activity, and the impact of state and federal legislation. Analysis of the roles and responsibilities of the adapted physical education specialist and the inclusive educational environment also are examined. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with the disabled. 3 hours seminar. (015911)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, Basic First Aid or equivalent course.
Theory and practice in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries commonly encountered in sport and competitive athletics. Concepts of injury recognition and management will be covered. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006902)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sport and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence. Students learn how to integrate this knowledge into their given discipline. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006898)
Theories of motor development, acquisition, and refinement of skills as well as skill themes and movement concepts are studied. Physical, neurological, and physiological principles and qualitative changes in motor skills occurring from infancy to preadolescence and adolescence to older adulthood are analyzed. 3 hours lecture. (006935)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
Anatomical and mechanical bases of human movement with application to more skillful and safe performance. Qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis are introduced. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006973)
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
This course is an in-depth study of the physiology of exercise. Emphasis will be placed on energy metabolism during exercise and its relationship to the circulatory, pulmonary, and neuro-endocrine systems. Practical application will be stressed through discussions of clinical exercise physiology, exercise prescription, environmental exercise physiology, exercise and disease, special populations, biological adaptation, and the biology of peak performance. Concepts will be reinforced through laboratory exercises. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006968)
Prerequisites: BIOL 104, KINE 323.
This course introduces students to the cellular aspects of exercise. Students become familiar with the mechanisms of exercise-induced adaptations and how exercise ameliorates metabolic disorders. Students gain insight into the hormonal and neural regulation of cellular processes, the various processes at the cellular level, the mechanisms responsible for increased enzyme content in trained skeletal muscle, and how exercise affects gene transcription. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006969)
Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of coaching and performing in a team sport environment. One major project will be designed by each student. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (007007)
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.
Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of coaching and performing in an individual sport environment. One major project will be designed by each student. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (007008)
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
This course explores the principles and concepts involved in learning motor skills and the conditions that can influence that learning. Topics may include open and closed loop systems, feedback, attentional focus, inverted u-theory, practice schedules,and many others. 3 hours lecture. (006939)
This course is also offered as SOCI 346 .
This course examines the connections between sport and society, including socialization, values, education, deviance, the economy, and the media. Attention is given to the ways that gender, race, social class, sexuality, and the body influence sports, as well as recent controversial issues such as player and fan violence, and drug abuse among athletes. 3 hours lecture. (006942)
Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.
Specific instructor training in aquatics programs for individuals with disabilities. Inclusive and developmentally appropriate aquatic activities, sports, and games are included. Qualified students may earn Special Olympic coach's certification in aquatics. 2 hours clinical. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006784)
Prerequisites: KINE 126 or KINE 228.
This course provides students a more in depth knowledge of the skills and techniques of whitewater kayaking. Building from previous whitewater experience, students further their understanding of the equipment, techniques, hydrology, and procedures to paddle in moving water and whitewater (up to Class III). Emphasis is on development of individual paddling skills, rescue techniques, hazard identification, safety and judgement. There is focus on the natural systems that surround rivers and stewardship opportunities available both locally and nationally. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (020817)
Prerequisite: KINE 224.
This course prepares the student to teach roped climbing and to guide students on multi-pitch rock climbs. This is an advanced course and builds upon the skills taught in KINE 224. The course focuses on teaching easy to moderate lead climbing safely while also focusing on methods of teaching lead climbing to students in an education setting. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (020979)
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
Methods of epidemiology are now being applied to sports performance, injury prevention and recovery, and exercise-related disease prevention. This course will cover observational study design and analysis, including elementary probability theory using Bayes rule, sampling, relative risk, odds ratio, data adjustment via elementary analysis covariance, and data extrapolation and prediction. 3 hours lecture. (006974)
Prerequisites: KINE 323; KINE 389, KINE 480 (may be taken concurrently).
This class provides the basic principles, applications, and experiences necessary to design, instruct, and supervise individuals in safe and appropriate exercise activities. The course incorporates theories of communication, program design, equipment selection, legal/liability considerations, assessment and follow up, business and marketing concepts related to the fitness industry. In addition, various theories of individual and group motivation, such as goal setting and problem solving as well as social support and reward systems, are discussed. The course provides relevant knowledge, skills, and practical applications to individuals who will someday or are currently responsible for developing and administering individual and group exercise programs, including personal trainers, physical education teachers, physical therapists, and coaches. 3 hours lecture. (020200)
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
Course is designed to offer sound, systematic training programs for those men and women who wish to apply strength and conditioning techniques to specific sports and/or physical activities. Various new and traditional weight training techniques and programs will be reviewed in light of desired outcomes for the individual participant in sports and physical activities. 3 hours lecture. (006959)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture. (006987)
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006988)
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309.
Students learn about developmentally appropriate physical education for youth in middle school (grades 6-8). Students also learn about the philosophies and goals/objectives, curriculum content, and evaluative techniques using sport activities such as lacrosse, team handball, ultimate frisbee, and disc golf. 2 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006893)
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
The course is designed for the prospective physical education teacher. Application of tests and measurements in the evaluation process will be defined. Included will be the evaluation of sport skill, motor ability, physical performance, and cardiovascular fitness. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006972)
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.
Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of administration/management of modern day physical education and athletic programs. Students will be systematically introduced to the meaning of management and the different styles of management in the conduct of specific programs such as intramurals, athletics, instructional programs, clubs, corporate fitness, etc. One major project will be designed by each student. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (007006)
This course provides the historical and philosophical foundations for using the outdoors as a medium for learning. Basic teaching and leadership styles used in instruction are emphasized, including a detailed look at the ethics involved in using the outdoors and adventure programming in education. 3 hours lecture. (007019)
Prerequisite: KINE 460.
This course discusses the theoretical foundations of outdoor leadership. Instruction incorporates a focused investigation into the nature of outdoor leadership as a profession; including the theory and application of outdoor leadership and the core competencies of being an outdoor leader. The goal is to learn about the elements that comprise effective leadership in the outdoors. 3 hours lecture. (020981)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 and one of the following KINE 224, KINE 227, KINE 228 or equivalent.
Semester-long wilderness experience providing future teachers, counselors, and group leaders with a foundation to planning theory, goals, and safety practices of an extended wilderness expedition. The course is field-based, meaning that the classroom is remote wilderness settings. Key in this instruction is the participant's involvement in a group development experience while at the same time learning the skills, knowledge, and awareness necessary to conduct safe, ethical, and effective wilderness-based learning programs. Substitution with courses from the National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, the Wilderness Education Association, or other qualified programs is possible. 45 hours clinical. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. ABC/no credit grading. (007022)
Prerequisites: KINE 323.
Introduction to the essential principles and skills of exercise testing and prescription. Students acquire knowledge of and skill in risk factor and health status identification, fitness appraisal, and exercise prescription for low to moderate risk individuals and individuals with controlled diseases. Students demonstrate the ability to incorporate suitable and innovative activities that will improve an individual's functional capacity. In addition, advanced concepts of strength, flexibility and body composition are discussed. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (007023)
Prerequisites: PHED 180, acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with hands-on experience performing physical testing on a wide variety of people. This course will offer students an opportunity to learn to administer a Human Performance Lab. Hands-on use of the equipment will be taught through corresponding lectures. Honors students will participate in a research study using laboratory equipment to collect physiological data and will present their findings at the end of the study. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (007025)
Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or KINE 322, KINE 323, KINE 480 or faculty permission.
Exercise Pathophysiology, formerly known as Medical Topics in Exercise Physiology, focuses on how exercise ameliorates various chronic disorders. The course addresses obesity, metabolic, cardiovascular, muscular, skeletal, and auto-immune disorders. 3 hours seminar. (007027)
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 308, KINE 309, KINE 410, KINE 411.
This course is designed to provide students with the tools and inspiration needed to become effective and reflective teachers of physical education at the high school level. Students learn: how to use NASPE and CA State standards to develop quality lesson plans for instruction; concepts and techniques that promote developmentally appropriate physical education for youth in high school (grades 9-12); implications of research for teaching quality physical education focused on helping students become active for life; and the important role the physical educator plays in adolescents' physical activity participation. Students develop and improve their own knowledge and skills in health-related fitness activities such as cardio-kickboxing, yoga, and in-line skating. They also learn how to use a varity of fitness equipment in ways that fosters enjoyable fitness development for high school students. 2 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006894)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, KINE 100 or faculty permission.
This course is designed to explore the diseases and injuries typically encountered in sports and exercise. Topics include physiology of adaptations, prevention of athletic injuries, physiology of trauma and inflammation, musculoskeletal arthritic, and environmental distress. 3 hours seminar. (007028)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, PHED 100; acceptance into the Honors Program.
This course is offered concurrently with KINE 485. In addition to exporing the content of KINE 485, each student will complete an in-depth research project. The topic will be specific to the field of sports medicine and must have instructor approval. The student will make a formal presentation at the conclusion of the semester. The creative implementation of state-of-the-art technology will be encouraged in the application and/or presentation of the research projects. 3 hours seminar. (007029)
Prerequisites: At least junior standing and faculty permission.
Preparation and supervised practical work or leadership experience in various private and public agencies, organizations and services which may include: hospitals, recreation programs, community and professional organizations, health clubs, corporations, clinics, schools and athletic programs. Specific internship placements are required for given emphases and certifications. See your advisor. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (006980)
Prerequisites: KINE 470 or faculty permission.
Students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency serve as assistant instructors in a selected Outdoor Education course. Students take active leadership roles; planning, sequencing and teaching adventure topics and skills; develop a comprehensive risk management plan. Students receive supervision and feedback on their leadership, instructional planning and teaching skills. The Teaching Assistant may need to be involved in field-based trips lasting 2 to 15 days and should, schedule accordingly. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020982)
Prerequisites: KINE 320, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
This course is a study of the inter-relationships of behavioral, mental, and personal factors of exercise. Topics include exercise motivation, interventions and adherence; the impact of exercise on mood states; and the relationships between exercise, mental health and immune function. New skills such as interviewing are introduced. Focus is both theoretical and practical. 3 hours lecture. (020852)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This is a capstone course designed for prospective teachers of school physical education who have completed the requirements of the Physical Education Option in Teacher Education. Students will synthesize content from coursework taken within the option and learn contemporary strategies for promoting developmentally appropriate physical education programs in schools (K-12). In addition to a review of option content this course will focus on 6 other topics: physical education curricular models, pedagogical content knowledge, program development, change agent skills for promoting school-based physical education programs, long-term professional development, and membership and involvement in professional organizations. 3 hours seminar. (006994)
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
A study of disability sport and programming for individuals with orthopedic, neurological, and sensory disabilities. Evaluation of the anatomical and physiological implications and their effect upon psychomotor functioning. 3 hours clinical. (006897)
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
A study of prescriptive programming for individuals with disabilities, including mental, emotional, learning, and other health impairments. Instructional methods and intervention strategies will be explored in the psychomotor domain. 3 hours lecture. (020035)
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
The development and interrelationships personal-social aspects of human movement, groups, and physical education, recreation, and sport experiences throughout the lifespan for individuals with disabilities. Focus includes social influences and interrelationships of peer relations, professional interactions, interdisciplinary team dynamics, and family systems. 3 hours lecture. (006998)
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
Assessment of physical growth, motor development and proficiency, nutrition, motor fitness, and perceptual motor characteristics of individuals with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on testing procedures, evaluation of screening devices, authentic assessment, and practical implementation. Specific assessment instruments will be those commonly used in an adapted physical education setting. 3 hours lecture. (006997)
Prerequisites: A survey course on disability, faculty permission.
This course covers the organization, administration, planning, and evaluation of interdisciplinary programming for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course is for students who are interested in working with children with autism and their families. Students examine research from a variety of disciplines and discuss within interdisciplinary teams the needs and effective support for a child and his or her family via direct service to children with ASD in a University laboratory setting. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020201)
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
Introduction to research in biomechanics. Emphasis is on quantitative videographic techniques of sport and exercise activities. Other technological and bibliographic research methods are covered. 3 hours seminar. (007003)
Prerequisites: KINE 322, basic computer literacy, acceptance into the Honors Program.
Introduction to research in biomechanics. Emphasis is on quantitative videographic techniques of sport and exercise activities. Other technological and bibliographic research methods are covered. Honors students are required to complete an additional biomechanical research project for KINE 599H. 3 hours seminar. (007004)
Prerequisites: KINE 222 recommended.
This course focuses on the process of facilitation. Specific attention is paid to transfer of learning, outdoor education process/theory, use of metaphors, small group development, debriefing/processing, providing appropriate feedback, therapeutic approaches, framing experiences, and the various theories involved in the use of adventure experiences as a medium for education/therapy. Applications are generalized to specific populations (e.g., youth at risk, chemical dependency, businesses, university orientation programs, and public schools). This class focuses on advanced methods of facilitation and processing. 3 hours lecture. (007021)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 322.
The study of select human anatomy and specific pathomechanics related to sports and physical activity injuries. The course will focus on the role of anatomical structure and pathomechanical mechanisms of joint and tissue specific to injuries that occur to physically active populations. Previous study of human anatomy and kinesiology are required. 3 hours seminar. (007030)
Advanced study of sports and physical activity health care. Topics include concepts of pathological orthopedic radiography, pharmacology, surgical techniques and recovery, and current trends in human performance health care. Previous study of athletic injury evaluation and rehabilitation required. 3 hours seminar. (007032)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020921)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture. (007033)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007035)
Prerequisites: For Honors students only, who have completed 9 upper-division units in physical education courses. Permission of Honors advisor required, faculty permission.
An intensive senior year, two-semester culminating experience taken as two 3-unit classes in consecutive semesters. Project outline and research first semester. Honors paper or project is prepared during second semester. High level of academic excellence is required. The paper or project must be approved by the department's Honor Advisor, the Department Chair, and the University Honors Director. The paper or project must be publicly presented. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (007036)
A course designed to investigate the relationship between the various facets of the discipline of kinesiology, including philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, exercise physiology, perceptual-motor learning, biomechanics, athletic training, and pedagogy. This is a required course in the MA program. 3 hours seminar. (007037)
Prerequisites: KINE 484 or faculty permission.
Study of the descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in kinesiology research. Emphasis is on learning concepts critical to reading research and using statistical computer programs with kinesiology data. This is a required course in the MA program. 3 hours seminar. (007038)
The formation of research problems, evaluation of research, and research report styles in kinesiology. The interrelation of theory and research and the variety of researcy methods (e.g., descriptive, experimental, qualitative) are examined. This is a required course in the MA program. 3 hours seminar. (015962)
Prerequisites: KINE 602.
An in-depth study of the theories of the origin of physical education; evaluation and assessment of findings as they relate to today's discipline. 3 hours seminar. (007040)
Evaluation of research and practices in sport psychology relating to cognitive and behavioral aspects of individuals and groups related to sport and exercise. Topics include areas of motivation, personality, team dynamics, and mental and behavioral strategies used to enhance performance. 3 hours seminar. (015961)
An in-depth reading and discussion of selected works of Hetherington, Dewey, Rousseau, Spinoza, Plato, Whitehead, Locke, Camus, and Sartre. 3 hours seminar. (007042)
This course provides students with an understanding of the issues involved in being an administrator of a sport and/or exercise program. Topics include theories of management, legal issues (including liability), staffing, and budgeting. Students gain experience by managing an event during the semester. 3 hours seminar. ABC/no credit grading. (007043)
Prerequisites: KINE 515, faculty permission.
Fieldwork with children in an adapted physical education setting. Involves assessing, diagnosing, and implementing individualized educational programs to meet the needs of the disabled populations. May include either teaching or coaching experiences. 9 hours supervision. (006999)
Prerequisites: KINE 410 or KINE 484 or other appropriate methods courses.
This course helps graduate students analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the research on teaching and learning in physical education. Content includes systematic observation, qualitative studies, curriculum theory/design, and the enhancement of student learning K-12. 3 hours seminar. (007045)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
The organization, administration, planning, and evaluation of adapted physical activity programs across the lifespan. This course is designed for students who are interested in working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. Programming placements may be selected from preschool programs, public school settings, community-based programs, or programs for older adults. 3 hours seminar. (007046)
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
Introduction to research in biomechanics. Emphasis is on quantitative videographic techniques of sport and exercise activities. Other technological and bibliographic research methods are covered. 3 hours seminar. (015556)
Trends in physical education, instructional practices, and administration of physical education. Review of current literature in physical education. 3 hours lecture. (007053)
Prerequisites: KINE 460.
This course is a detailed study of the philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of experiential education. Central to the course is the examination of the writings of philosophers/educatiors such as John Dewey, William James, Kurt Hahn, and Willie Unsoeld; as well as contemporary scholars. 3 hours lecture. (007020)
This course deals with the aging process and how exercise influences this process. Theories of aging will be presented from both a Western medicine point of view and an Eastern tradition point of view. The relevant physiology of aging will be considered from a "normal" aging perspective and from the perspective of degenerative disease development. Optimal exercise strategies will be discussed with respect to a healthy aging process. 3 hours seminar. (007055)
Prerequisites: KINE 602, faculty permission.
Immediate and long-range adaptations of the body to exercise. Physiological limits and work capacities in relation to age, sex, diet, environmental factors, and the nature of activity. 3 hours seminar. (007039)
Prerequisites: KINE 323.
Physiological function in special environments, such as high altitude, space, elevated pressure, extreme temperatures, and polluted environments will be presented. Special consideration will be given to exercising in these environments. 3 hours seminar. (007056)
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, KINE 480, and faculty permission.
This seminar is for students and health professionals who desire an in-depth discussion of the role of physical exercise as a medically recognized modality in conjunction with chronic disease and disabilitites. This class is designed for all people who are currently working within the medical profession and for those students who are preparing for future careers in paramedical vocational fields. This course will present the most recent research and publications available for the exercise physiology working with individuals who suffer from chronic disease and existing physical disabilities. 3 hours seminar. (007057)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, CHEM 108, KINE 322, KINE 323.
Cellular and molecular adaptations of muscle to exercise and training. How cellular events effect whole body physiology during exercise. 3 hours lecture. (007026)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Athletic Training Education Option or faculty permission.
This seminar style course gives a platform on which to discuss the experiences at students' assigned clinic sites. Students are responsible for providing case studies each week from their clinical assignments and interact with peers in solving problems with difficult cases or situations. Students are presented with new or varying treatments and assess protocols or possible rehabilitation programs that may be applicable to the case studies. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (007059)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (007062)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The project is the culminating graduate experience in which you can enroll in lieu of the thesis where the end result is a tangible product. Examples might include facilities planning, compilation of data, construction of a course of study, construction of teaching aids, publication of manuals, or producing a dance production. In each example there will be a written component intended to describe the process, the end result, and the candidate's competence in descriptive writing. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007068)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007066)
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