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Kinesiology (KINE)
Department of Kinesiology

KINE 1001-1501   Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.

KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.

KINE 1602   Foundations Of Kinesiology
Historical, philosophical, physiological, psychological, and social foundations of kinesiology, fitness, and sport. Also explores programs, issues, and the profession. Class 2. (Fall)

KINE 2003   Lifetime Activities I
Study of the skills and understanding of selected lifetime activities: games, sports, and recreation activities associated with team sports and games. Students must demonstrate minimum levels of proficiency regarding skills, rules, and pedagogy. Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology majors. Class 3. Prerequisites: KINE 1512 and KINE 1602. (Fall, Odd years)

KINE 2053   Lifetime Activities II
Study of the skills and understanding of selected activities: games, sports, and recreational activities associated with individual and lifetime sports. Students must demonstrate minimum levels of proficiency regarding skills, rules, and pedagogy. Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology majors. Class 3. Prerequisite: KINE 2003. (Spring, Even years)

KINE 2502   Movement And Games For Children
Theoretical and practical application of motor development concepts, games, and activities for grades K-8. Topics include games, rhythms, fundamental movements, and sport activities. Emphasis is placed on developing cooperation and applying behavioral rules and consequences. Involves off-campus participation. Class 2. (Fall)

KINE 2601-2791   Varsity Sports
Offerings include: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. A particular varsity sports course title may be repeated, although only one credit hour of that course title will apply toward the one hour physical education activity requirement. Class 1.

KINE 2901   Emergency Care And First Aid
This course will be a half-semester course which will emphasize basic first aid procedures and emergency care. Curriculum will include a general survey of first aid procedures and may include the opportunity for certification. Class 1.

KINE 3002   Children's Health And Physical Development
A conceptual basis and application of health education framework in schools is presented. Practical applications of comprehensive school health curriculum within a classroom environment for grades K-8 are emphasized. Class 2. (Spring)

KINE 3103   Kinesiology
The analysis of human movement, emphasizing the anatomical concepts and physical laws related to joint and muscle action. Specific applications will be made to sport skills. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 2014 and BIOL 2024, or permission of instructor. (Fall, Odd years)

KINE 3403   Care And Prevention Of Sports Injuries
The prevention, diagnosis, and care of sports injuries. Consideration will be given to legal implications, equipment and supplies, and therapeutic modalities. Class 3. (Spring, Even years)

KINE 3503   Motor Skill Acquisition
The theories and research findings related to motor learning and motor development. Class 3. (Fall, Odd years)

KINE 3602   Psychology Of Coaching
The principles of coaching competitive athletics. Topics include coaching styles, personnel management, motivation, practice planning, pregame and game strategies. Class 2. (Spring, Odd years)

KINE 3803   Activities For Special Populations
Activities, games, and sports for special populations based on assessment of needs. Class 3. (Spring)

KINE 4003   Sports Ministry Leadership
This course will discuss the basis of the day-to-day operation of a sports ministry. It will cover the design, organization, and implementation of sports ministry in the church and other settings. Topics will include short-term mission trips with athletes, how to organize and implement leagues, teams, and outreaches, and instruction on the development and implementation of sport and recreational programs. Class 3. Prerequisite: CMIN 3003. (Fall, Odd years)

KINE 4103   Sports And Recreation Management
Management of sports and recreation programs in schools as well as non-educational settings. Addressed also are personnel management, programming, marketing, safety, and legal issues. Class 3. (Fall, Even years)

KINE 4303   Physiology Of Exercise
The effects of physical exercise upon the circulatory, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, digestive, and nervous systems. Also explores the relationship of such factors as age, gender, diet, and environment to physical performance. Lab TBA. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 2014 and BIOL 2024. (Fall, Even years)

KINE 4553   Sport Marketing And Promotions
This course will examine the ways that sport and recreation personnel market, promote, advertise, and raise funds for their endeavors. Students will learn the conceptual differences between marketing, advertising, promotion, and fund-raising, as well as gain practical experience through hands-on projects. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMKT 2503. (Spring, Odd years)

KINE 4603   Measurement And Evaluation
Study of the measurement instruments and basic statistical techniques used to assess human performance and evaluate physical education, sport and recreational programs. Class 3. (Fall, Even years)

KINE 4653   Fitness Testing And Prescription
Fitness testing theory and procedural guidelines for both normal and special populations. Develop skills in writing individualized exercise programs based on test outcomes. Class 3. Prerequisite: KINE 4303. (Spring, Odd years)

KINE 4701   Seminar In Physical Education Pedagogy
This seminar will serve as a capstone class for teacher education majors. It will emphasize theories and practical application of pedagogy within a physical education framework. Class 1. Prerequisite: senior level teacher education major. (Fall)

KINE 4801   Contemporary Issues In Sport Management
The purpose of this course is to create an awareness and understanding of the issues prevalent in the sport business industry while providing alternative perspectives and developing possible solutions. Class 1. (Spring, Odd years)

KINE 4901   Seminar in Outdoor Education
This course will focus on the outdoors as a means of facilitating spiritual, social, and physical growth. The emphasis will be on outdoor topics such as orienteering, camping, canoeing, boating, hiking, and other initiatives. Class 1. Prerequisites: KINE 2003 and KINE 2053. (Fall, Odd years)

KINE 4916   Sport Ministry Internship
This course will utilize Christian camp settings, recreational ministry settings in churches, and professional organizations to provide specific learning opportunities for students in their desired area. Evaluation will be based on supervisor's appraisal of student. Junior or Senior standing and departmental approval on internship is required. Class 6. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

KINE 4926   Sport Management Internship
A field experience for non-teaching majors designed to provide an opportunity for students to be involved in a variety of activities compatible with their career interests in sport management. Evaluation will be based on supervisor's appraisal of student performance as well as LeTourneau University internship supervision. Senior standing and departmental approval of internship is required. Class 6.

KINE 4936   Exercise Science Internship
A field experience for non-teaching majors designed to provide an opportunity for students to be involved in a variety of activities compatible with their career interests in exercise science. Evaluation will be based on supervisor's appraisal of student performance as well as LeTourneau University internship supervision. Senior standing and departmental approval of internship is required. Class 6.

KINE 4941-4993   Special Topics
A course to be utilized for seminars and special classes in topics not offered on a regular basis. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-3. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.