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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 180 Introduction to Kinesiology (3) The foundation course of the Kinesiology degree, providing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of movement through problem based learning.

KINES 180 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)

Kinesiology 180 is the foundational course of the Kinesiology degree, and aims to stimulate student's interest and value in the scholarly inquiry of human movement. Students will be introduced to the problems, and methods used to solve them, that are the domain of Kinesiology. The relevance of the study of human movement to different areas of professional practice will be emphasized, along with guidance on multiple possible career paths for Kinesiology undergraduate students (e.g. athletic training, ergonomics, fitness and wellness industry, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and teaching). To begin with, students will be introduced to the Kinesiology sub-disciplines: biomechanics, motor control, physiology, and psychology. Students will gain experience in different methods of inquiry through active learning, including laboratory-based activities that stress practical application of knowledge. During the later part of the course the sub-disciplines will be integrated in an interdisciplinary approach through student collaboration in solving authentic "real world" problems. Evaluation will include laboratory activities, Readiness Assessments Tests, and/or mid-term and final examination will be administered based on instructor discretion. The Department is planning to offer two sections every fall and spring semesters with an anticipated enrollment of 75 students per section. A technology room will be required. A technology room request form is attached.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2003

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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