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The Minor in Adapted Physical Activity

Course Requirements for the Minor: 22-23 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. Consult with an academic advisor to plan your program carefully. For example, this minor may serve as part of a supplementary authorization to teach adapted physical education.

2 courses selected from:

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)
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)

Or the following group of courses may be selected:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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 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)

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. Formerly KINE 315. (015911)
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: KINE 315S 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)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: KINE 315S 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. Formerly KINE 513. (006897)
Prerequisite: KINE 315S 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. Formerly KINE 514. (020035)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. Formerly KINE 295. (020448)
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: 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. Formerly KINE 520. (020201)

Written Notice

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

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