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The Minor in Sport Performance

Course Requirements for the Minor: 28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

Departmental approval is required before you begin course work for this minor. Approval can be obtained by providing written notice of your intention to declare this minor to the department office.

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Study of the structure of the human body, to include muscles, bones, heart, brain, ear, eye, and other systems, as well as a short look at development of the fetus. Lab work entails dissection of the cat and study of the human skeleton. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001110)
Basic functioning of the organ systems of the human body, including the brain and nervous system; vision and hearing; heart and circulation; blood and immunity; respiration, digestion and metabolism; muscles; excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001114)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 with a grade of C- or higher or faculty permission for non-majors.
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 with a grade of C- or higher 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)
Prerequisite: KINE 323.
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: KINE 322 (may be taken concurrently), KINE 323, KINE 390.
This class provides the fundamental theories, applications, and hands on experiences necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the applied principles of strength and conditioning for athletic populations. Requirement for certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association are addressed. Students learn to develop optimal training programs, using periodization training principles for a variety of sports, positions, and events. Students are assigned to CSUC athletic teams for hands on practical experience. 3 hours lecture. (021468)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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)
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. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly KINE 524. (007003)
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.
Analyzes and evaluates current practices and theories regarding nutrition and its relationship to athletics, weight control, and physical exercise. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004288)
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