Kinesiology

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to provide quality education, research, and service opportunities by empowering students and building fearless champions.  The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology is designed to prepare successful professionals in teaching, coaching, athletics administration, athletic training, allied health, exercise science, and recreation. 

The Department of Kinesiology offers the following Undergraduate concentrations:

Sport Pedagogy (SPTP) prepares students to serve as certified teachers (EC-12) to teach and coach in the public schools of Texas.

Exercise and Allied Health Professions (EAHP) prepares students for allied health professional schools including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and physician assistant.  Students may also prepare for careers in clinical exercise working with individuals with chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, and cardiac and pulmonary diseases.

Athletic Training (ATRN) prepares students to complete their BS in Kinesiology and transition into the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) for completion in five years.  The concentration also leads to state and national credentials in athletic training. 

Fitness, Athletic, and Strength Training (FAST) prepares students for the fitness industry by providing credentials in sports nutrition, personal training, group exercise, corrective exercise, and strength and conditioning.

Coaching, Athletic Administration, and Recreation (CAAR) prepares students for careers as coaches at the youth sport, high school, collegiate, and professional levels.  In addition, students can prepare for careers in athletic administration and recreation. 

All undergraduate Kinesiology majors are required to demonstrate standards in health-related fitness and swimming proficiency (KINE 1219) as well as participate in leadership and professional development activities (15 Professional Development points required).

A Minor in Kinesiology is also available and requirements consist of a minimum of 18 hours of KINE, of which at least 6 hours must be advanced.

The Department of Kinesiology also offers a Graduate Program
 

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
KINE 1200 Activity Course2
KINE 1219Conditioning and Fitness2
KINE 1264Wellness2
KINE 1301Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE 3310Tests and Measurements3
KINE 3330 [WI] Motor Behavior3
KINE 3360 [WI] Sports Nutrition3
KINE 3370Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 3380Adapted Physical Activity3
KINE 3390Kinesiology3
Total Hours69
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Sport Pedagogy (SPTP)
KINE 1306First Aid and CPR3
or KINE 2356 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
KINE 2230Individual and Dual Sport Skills2
KINE 2240Team Sport Skills2
KINE 3355Principles of Health and Physical Education In Elementary Schools3
KINE 3365 [WI] Principles of Health and Physical Education In Secondary Schools 3
KINE 4305Practicum in Kinesiology3
KINE Electives11
EDUC 3320 Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Models of Instruction3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335 Issues of Professionalism3
EDUC 4690Clinical Teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
READ 3351Content Area Reading3
BIOL 2401 [shared] Anatomy and Physiology I 2
BIOL 2402 [shared] Anatomy & Physiology II (recommended but other Lab Science may be counted for this course) 2
Total Hours51
Exercise and Allied Health Professions (EAHP)
KINE 1306First Aid and CPR3
KINE 2356Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
KINE 3304Orthopedic Assessment3
KINE 3314Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation3
KINE 4340Exercise Electrocardiography3
KINE 4390Biomechanics3
KINE 4430Exercise Testing and Prescription4
KINE 4435Applications in Clinical Exercise Physiology4
KINE 4682Internship in Kinesiology6
HPTC 4349Pharmacology for the Allied Health Professionals3
or HPTC 4350 Pathophysiology for the Health Professionals
BIOL 2401 [shared] Anatomy and Physiology I 2
BIOL 2402 [shared] Anatomy & Physiology II 2
PSYC 2301 [shared] General Psychology
Professional School Electives (3 hrs adv)16
KINE Elective (any 2000, 3000, or 4000 level course)
Technical writing and Document Design
Biology for Science Majors
Biology for Science Majors II
Microbiology
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Biochemistry I
College Physics I
College Physics II
The Human Lifespan
Abnormal Psychology
Principles of Bio-Statistics
Introductory Sociology
Total Hours51
Athletic Training (ATRN)
KINE 1306First Aid and CPR3
KINE 2356Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
KINE 3304Orthopedic Assessment3
KINE 3314Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation3
KINE 4302Psychological Aspects of Sports3
or KINE 4350 Recreational and Sport Facility Management
KINE 4340Exercise Electrocardiography3
Student must complete 6 hours of Internship:6
Clinical Internship
Clinical Internship
KINE 4390Biomechanics3
KINE 4430Exercise Testing and Prescription4
KINE 4435Applications in Clinical Exercise Physiology4
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors4
or CHEM 1411 College Chemistry I
BIOL 2401 [shared] Anatomy and Physiology I 2
BIOL 2402 [shared] Anatomy & Physiology II 2
ATRN 5191Clinical I 31
ATRN 5351Athletic Training Techniques 33
ATRN 5452Therapeutic Interventions 34
ATRN 5453Orthopedic Assessment I 34
Total Hours51
Fitness, Athletic, and Strength Training (FAST)
KINE 1200 Activity Course (2)4
KINE 1306First Aid and CPR3
KINE 2230Individual and Dual Sport Skills2
or KINE 2240 Team Sport Skills
KINE 2380Essentials of Personal Training3
KINE 2390Fundamentals of Group Exercise Training3
KINE 3320Theory of Strength Training and Conditioning I3
KINE 3350Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training3
KINE 3385Program Design for Special Populations3
KINE 4302Psychological Aspects of Sports3
KINE 4305Practicum in Kinesiology3
KINE 4360Theory of Strength Training and Conditioning II3
KINE 4390Biomechanics3
KINE 4682Internship in Kinesiology6
KINE Electives (3 hrs adv)9
BIOL 2401 [shared] Anatomy and Physiology I 2
BIOL 2402 [shared] Anatomy & Physiology II (recommended but other Lab Science may be counted for this course) 2
Total Hours51
Coaching, Athletic Administration, and Recreation (CAAR)
KINE 1200 Activity Course2
KINE 1306First Aid and CPR3
or KINE 2356 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
KINE 2230Individual and Dual Sport Skills2
KINE 2240Team Sport Skills2
KINE 1308Sports Officiating3
KINE 2360Principles of Athletic Coaching3
KINE 3320Theory of Strength Training and Conditioning I3
KINE 3355Principles of Health and Physical Education In Elementary Schools3
or KINE 3365 Principles of Health and Physical Education In Secondary Schools
KINE 3375Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation3
KINE 4302Psychological Aspects of Sports3
KINE 4305Practicum in Kinesiology3
KINE 4350Recreational and Sport Facility Management3
KINE 4370Organization and Administration of Sport and Recreation3
KINE 4682Internship in Kinesiology6
KINE Electives (3 hrs adv)9
BIOL 2401 [shared] Anatomy and Physiology I 2
BIOL 2402 [shared] Anatomy & Physiology II (recommended but other Lab Science may be counted for this course) 2
Total Hours51
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

3

Students in the BS/MSAT 5 YR concentration must apply for and be accepted into the MSAT program in order to complete this degree concentration.  The application process will occur during year 3 of the BS program.  Students in the BS/MSAT  5 YR concentration must maintain a 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA.  Transfer students must complete a minimum of two full-time semesters and 24 hours at Tarleton State University.  If students decide that they do not want to complete or are not accepted into the MSAT program, they can transition to the BS degree with a concentration in Exercise and Allied Health Professions.

Kinesiology Activity Courses

KINE 1210Archery2
KINE 1212Bowling2
KINE 1218Golf2
KINE 1220Fitness Walking2
KINE 1221Cardio Fitness2
KINE 1222Racquet Sports2
KINE 1223Swimming2
KINE 1224Scuba Diving2
KINE 1225Advanced Scuba Diving2
KINE 1226Lifeguarding2
KINE 1230Powerlifting2
KINE 1231Strength Bootcamp2
KINE 1232Weight Training2
KINE 1233Aerobic Dance2
KINE 1235Aquatic Fitness2
KINE 1236Dance Techniques & Fundamentals2
KINE 1237Innovative Dance2
KINE 1240Dance Performance2
KINE 1241Global Sports I - Rugby, Soccer, Sand Volleyball2
KINE 1242Global Sports II - Lacrosse, Cricket, Team Handball2
KINE 1243Disc Golf2
KINE 1244Rock Climbing2
KINE 12455K / 10K Training2
KINE 1246Hunting and Fishing2
KINE 1247Trap and Skeet Shooting2
KINE 1248Yoga I2
KINE 1249Yoga II2
KINE 1250Varsity Athletics2

Courses

KINE 001. Water Aerobics. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

KINE 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Kinesiology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective.

KINE 1210. Archery. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

An introductory study of target archery. This course will include history, skills of shooting, equipment, and safety.

KINE 1212. Bowling. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic bowling skills, etiquette, safety procedures and scoring. An additional fee is required to cover facility rental and equipment use. Students must provide their own transportation to the bowling facility.

KINE 1218. Golf. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to provide instruction in the basic skills of golf; putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing. An additional fee is required for facility rental and equipment use. Students must provide their own transportation to Legends Golf Course & Driving Range.

KINE 1219. Conditioning and Fitness. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to prepare the student to meet the minimum health-related fitness standards required for graduation. The course consists of fitness testing in the following areas: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, flexibility, and swimming. Students must meet the minimum health-related standard for each area. NOTE: The class is intended for Kinesiology majors ONLY. Prerequisite: Must be a Kinesiology major.

KINE 1220. Fitness Walking. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to reduce sedentary lifestyles and enhance overall health & fitness by increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, and improve body composition.

KINE 1221. Cardio Fitness. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to enhance overall health & fitness by increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, and improve body composition. Students are encouraged to refrain from a sedentary lifestyle. Activities include walking, indoor cycling, indoor rowing, and other aerobic activities.

KINE 1222. Racquet Sports. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course provides students with an opportunity to experience and learn a wide variety of racquet sports such as: racquetball, badminton, pickleball, speedminton, and others. The course is designed to teach the basic rules, regulations and skills of each racquet sport.

KINE 1223. Swimming. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Basic and advanced swimming technique, water safety procedures, and the development of health-related fitness.

KINE 1224. Scuba Diving. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course teaches the PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification through a combination of class knowledge development, swimming pool and real-world open water dives. An additional fee is required to cover textbook, ancillary materials, scuba equipment rental, PADI certification card, and pool air fills. Students must provide their own headgear (mask & snorkel) and footgear (fins & boots). Basic swimming skills are required.

KINE 1225. Advanced Scuba Diving. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

The course teaches the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver scuba curriculum. Certifications are earned through a combination of class knowledge development, swimming pool and real-world open water dives. An additional fee is required to cover textbook, ancillary materials, scuba equipment rental, PADI certification cards, and pool air fills. Students must provide their own headgear (mask & snorkel) and footgear (fins & boots). Basic swim skills are required. Prerequisite: PADI Open Water Diver certification (KINE 1224 or equivalent).

KINE 1226. Lifeguarding. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to meet American Red Cross (ARC) requirements related to lifeguarding and basic water safety skills. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be awarded the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate and CPR/AED/First Aid certification for Lifeguards. An additional fee is required to cover ARC textbook, ARC ancillary materials, and ARC certification cards. Basic swim skills are required. Prerequisite: Must be 15+ years of age, able to swim 500 yards, able to retrieve an object from under 10 feet of water, and able to tread water for 2 minutes without the use of the hands.

KINE 1230. Powerlifting. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to provide a competitive weight lifting program for both novice and advanced lifters. Instruction will focus on exercise techniques, training principles, programming, and practical strength training application. The course will concentrate on improving the individual’s 1-rep max in Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press by using different methods of resistance exercises. An optional fee is necessary for students who want to travel to competitive powerlifting events; the optional fee will be used to cover entry fees and travel to/from event.

KINE 1231. Strength Bootcamp. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to promote the overall health & wellness benefits of strength training by incorporating High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in a motivating bootcamp setting. Traditional calisthenics, body weight exercises, speed work, agility drills, power development, reaction time, and balance workout will be designed to address and improved: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.

KINE 1232. Weight Training. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to teach the beginning weight training student the various types and benefits of strength training.

KINE 1233. Aerobic Dance. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is design to explore dance as an aerobic exercise option as well as develop an appreciation for wellness by participating in various styles of dance.

KINE 1235. Aquatic Fitness. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed for students to engage in basic water resistance exercises, shallow water plyometrics, stretching and strength exercises, and deep water muscular endurance exercises. This is an excellent opportunity to engage in a low-impact alternative to land-based fitness activities. No previous experience or aquatic expertise is required for this class.

KINE 1236. Dance Techniques & Fundamentals. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to provide a basic foundation of dance with an emphasis on the fundamentals of dance. The class will consist of beginner ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern dance techniques. The artistry and physicality of dance will be emphasized.

KINE 1237. Innovative Dance. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Intermediate level course that continues the exploration of ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern dance techniques. Pom techniques will also be introduced. NOTE: Basic foundation of dance techniques & fundamentals or successful completion of KINE 1236 (Dance Techniques & Fundamentals) is encouraged. Prerequisite: This course is highly recommended for students interested in auditioning to become a member of the Texan Stars dance team or for current members of the Texan Stars dance team.

KINE 1240. Dance Performance. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed for individuals who are members of the Texan Stars Dance team or Tarleton Cheer teams. It shall serve as a support group for school events/activities and promote school loyalty and spirit. NOTE: This course is intended for students currently participating on the Texan Stars or Texan Cheer teams at Tarleton State University.

KINE 1241. Global Sports I - Rugby, Soccer, Sand Volleyball. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed provide a diverse offering of games and sports that are played on an international level. The games and sports taught within this course will include, but are not limited to: Rugby, Soccer, and Sand Volleyball.

KINE 1242. Global Sports II - Lacrosse, Cricket, Team Handball. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed provide a diverse offering of games and sports that are played on an international level. The games and sports taught within this course will include, but are not limited to: Lacrosse, Cricket, Team Handball.

KINE 1243. Disc Golf. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course introduces the fundamentals of disc golf. Emphasis is placed on basic throwing techniques, putting, distance driving, scoring, and single and doubles play. Tournament and match play formats will also be introduced. NOTE: Basic equipment will be provided; however, students will be required to purchase specialty discs and carrying bag. Students must provide their own transportation to the Stephenville City Park.

KINE 1244. Rock Climbing. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course introduces students to top-rope rock climbing and bouldering techniques in both an indoor and outdoor environment. Topics include equipment, knots, belaying, rappelling, anchor systems, and a range of climbing techniques. Risk assessment and safety techniques are thoroughly addressed throughout the course. NOTE: An additional fee is required for facility rental and equipment use. A day trip (1 day) to Mineral Wells State Park will be required; students must provide their own transportation to the park and pay their entry fee.

KINE 1245. 5K / 10K Training. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

The course is designed for students who are interested in inspirational exercise, goal setting, and personal improvement through social & competitive walking and/or running. The course will begin with low intensity, short distance training before progressing into a more aggressive training scheme. The course will cover proper walking & running mechanics, types of training (5K, 10K, Trail Runs), weather conditions, and the benefits of cardiovascular training. NOTE: Students will be required to register and complete two events (5K, 10K, Color Run, Mud Run, Spartan Run, etc.). The entry fee for each event and transportation to/from the events will be the responsibility of the student.

KINE 1246. Hunting and Fishing. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed for outdoor enthusiasts. Students will learn fundamental firearm safety, fishing rules and regulations, hunting rules and regulations, environmental recognition (aquatic life, wild-game species and gender identification), license and permit procedures, general outdoors law, seasonal guidelines and conservation methods. The 'Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual Hunting and Fishing Regulations' will serve as the foundation for this course. FISHING: Basic fishing gear will be provided; however, students may bring their own fishing gear. Three day trips to area lakes will be required; students must provide their own transportation to the lakes. Students must purchase a Texas fishing license. HUNTING: Students must provide their own firearm plus ear and eye protection. An additional fee is required to cover ammunition and targets. Students must provide their own transportation to the shooting range. Two day trips to area game ranches will be required; students must provide their own transportation to the ranches. Students must purchase and pass a Hunter Safety course.

KINE 1247. Trap and Skeet Shooting. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to introduce students to trap and skeet shooting as well as discuss proper firearm and ammunition selection. Firearm safety and range etiquette will be strongly emphasized. An additional fee is required to cover ammunition and targets. Students must provide their own firearm plus ear and eye protection. Students must provide their own transportation to the shooting range.

KINE 1248. Yoga I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course explores the asnas (poses) and vinyasa (flow) of yoga intended to target physical postures, breathing, relaxation, and mental concentration.

KINE 1249. Yoga II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Intermediate level course that continues the exploration of mind and body through asana (poses). This course introduces more detailed aspects of the discipline of yoga. Topics include breathing and physical postures, relaxation, and mental concentration. The goal is to improve yoga practice and to develop an overall deeper understanding of yoga methodology through advanced postures, breathing techniques and relaxation practices. NOTE: Previous yoga experience or successful completion of Yoga I (KINE 1248) is encouraged. Prerequisite: Previous yoga experience or successful completion of Yoga I (KINE 1248) is encouraged.

KINE 1250. Varsity Athletics. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to introduce the student to competitive intercollegiate athletics. The student will be prepared both mentally and physically to participate and to take part in intercollegiate athletic competitions. NOTE: This course is intended for student-athletes currently participating on a NCAA athletic team at Tarleton State University.

KINE 1264. Wellness. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The study of principles and techniques needed to promote human health and hygiene. Topics will include, but not limited to: fitness assessment and skills, personal awareness and management techniques, self-motivation, proper nutrition, responsibility, and health choices as related to wellness. Health-related physical fitness labs for skills and strategies will be conducted. Lab fee: $2.

KINE 1301. Foundations of Kinesiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory course in the field of Kinesiology. Included will be the history of physical education and sport, career opportunities in Kinesiology, and objectives and principles of Kinesiology.

KINE 1306. First Aid and CPR. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An examination and application of first aid, CPR, and emergency procedures given to victims of accident and illness.

KINE 1308. Sports Officiating. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A course designed to teach the rules and mechanics of sports officiating in football, basketball, volleyball, and baseball/softball. Students will be required to assist in a variety of officiating activities outside the formal classroom.

KINE 2219. Coaching Football. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Concentration on skills and techniques in coaching football.

KINE 2220. Coaching Basketball. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Concentration on skills and techniques in coaching basketball.

KINE 2223. Coaching Track & Field. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Concentration on skills and techniques in coaching track.

KINE 2224. Coaching Baseball. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Concentration on skills and techniques of coaching baseball.

KINE 2226. Coaching Volleyball. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Concentration on skills and techniques of coaching volleyball.

KINE 2228. Coaching Softball. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Concentration on skills and techniques of coaching softball.

KINE 2230. Individual and Dual Sport Skills. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to provide quality instruction in individual and dual sports skills and activities. It consists of basic knowledge of rules and strategies, planning and implementing quality instruction, and skills testing in selected lifetime sports. Prerequisite: KINE 1301.

KINE 2240. Team Sport Skills. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to provide quality instruction in team sport skills and activities. It consists of basic knowledge of rules and strategies, planning and implementing quality instruction, and skills testing in selected team sports. Prerequisite: KINE 1301.

KINE 2312. Introduction to Sports Medicine. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An examination and application of the requirements, domains, and skills necessary for entrance into the Athletic Training Licensure Program.

KINE 2313. Orthopedic Taping & Bracing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The study and application of orthopedic taping and bracing in the care of sports injuries. Prerequisites: KINE 2312 or 3312.

KINE 2315. History and Philosophy of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will examine the history and philosophy of physical activity, most notably in relation to the United States. Included areas of study are the exercise sciences, as well as physical education, recreation, and organized sport.

KINE 2318. Theory of Gymnastics and Dance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Theory and practice of skills in basic gymnastics and tumbling; dance activities including square dance, folk, and country-western dance. Prerequisite Course(s):KINE 1219. Lab fee $5.

KINE 2350. Games and Activites for Children. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course designed to acquaint the student with the underlying theory and principles of play activities for children and to introduce the student to a variety of games and activities for children.

KINE 2356. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The study and application of skills in the prevention and care of injuries affecting the athlete and physically active. Prerequisite: Biol 2401 Lab fee: $2.

KINE 2360. Principles of Athletic Coaching. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The course is designed to present foundational knowledge essential for coaching any level athlete in any sport. Emphasis is on a comprehensive approach to the foundations and theories of coaching including development of a coaching philosophy, determining coaching objectives, coaching for character, coaching diverse athletes, motivational techniques, as well as, principles of teaching, physical training, and management.

KINE 2380. Essentials of Personal Training. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to prepare and qualify students to work as personal trainers. The course bridges the gap between exercise science-related course work and the practical application skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. An additional fee is required to cover the costs of the national certification exam, textbooks, and ancillary material. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 (Anatomy & Physiology) is highly recommended.

KINE 2390. Fundamentals of Group Exercise Training. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam and become effective group fitness instructors. Additional fees required.

KINE 3304. Orthopedic Assessment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The study and application of principles and techniques for assessment of injuries including signs and symptoms, classification of injuries, and emergency and clinical assessment. Prerequisite: KINE 2320, Biol 2401, 2402 Lab fee: $2.

KINE 3310. Tests and Measurements. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Use and function of tests in Exercise and Sport Studies. Test construction and interpretation will be studied. Statistical techniques will be reviewed. Prerequisite Course(s): 12 hours of Kinesiology course work and junior classification. Lab fee $5.

KINE 3314. Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The study and application of therapeutic exercise tools and techniques in the rehabilitation of injuries including restoration of flexibility and range of motion, muscular strength, endurance and power, cardiorespiratory endurance, and neuromuscular control and balance. Prerequisite: KINE 2320, BIOL 2401 or 2402.

KINE 3315. Upper Extremity Assessment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The study and application of principles and techniques for assessment of upper extremity injuries including signs and symptoms, classification of injuries, and emergency and clinical assessment. Prerequisites: KINE 3312, BIOL 2401 or 2402.

KINE 3316. Special Topics in Sports Medicine. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An overview and study of selected special topics as related to Sports Medicine. Prerequisites: KINE 3312.

KINE 3320. Theory of Strength Training and Conditioning I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study and survey of contemporary strength training and conditioning. Successful completion of the course allows the student to sit for the appropriate examinations relative to being certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Conditioning Specialist. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 Lab fee: $2.

KINE 3326. Outdoor Adventure. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Outdoor resources and adventure activities are utilized as opportunities for experiential learning. Activities can include the Tarleton Challenge Course, hiking, backpacking, camping, mountaineering, rock climbing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, safety and first aid. Lab fee $25.

KINE 3330. Motor Behavior. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours). [WI]

A study of the behavioral characteristics for skill acquisition due to motor, physical, and neuromuscular development. Prerequisite Course(s): approval of the department head. Lab fee $5.

KINE 3340. Integrated Movement Activities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of movement experiences designed to integrate concepts of exercise and sport studies with language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, and music. Prerequisite Course(s): approval of department head.

KINE 3350. Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course will present an evidence-based approach to corrective exercise, the components of a comprehensive solution, and the practical know-how to develop and implement integrated strategies to improve common movement impairments. Students completing this course will be prepared to take NASM’s Corrective Exercise Specialist credentialing examination. Additional fees required. Prerequisite: KINE 2380.

KINE 3351. Principles of Health and Fitness for Children. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of the essential knowledge and skills of health and physical education as they relate to children ages 6-14. Included will be skills related to personal health and safety, physical fitness, motor development, games and sports, gymnastics, and rhythmic activities. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head.

KINE 3355. Principles of Health and Physical Education In Elementary Schools. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching developmentally appropriate health and physical education in elementary schools.

KINE 3360. Sports Nutrition. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours). [WI]

This course covers the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise. The effects of eating disorders (in both male and female athletes), weight management, sport supplements, and application of nutritional concepts related to the physically active individual seeking improved athletic performance will be addressed. An additional fee is required to cover the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) materials (textbook, ancillary materials, Specialist in Sports Nutrition exam & certification) as well as various food items for lab days. *** This is an ALE Course (Service Learning category) *** Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 (Anatomy & Physiology I) is highly recommended.

KINE 3365. Principles of Health and Physical Education In Secondary Schools. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours). [WI]

The knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching developmentally appropriate health and physical education in secondary schools. Prerequisite: KINE 2230, 2240.

KINE 3370. Physiology of Exercise. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Effects of physical exercise on body processes. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, 2402 Lab fee: $2.

KINE 3375. Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course is designed to examine the legal issues involved in the supervision, management, and business operations of sport and recreation organizations. Students are provided with an introduction to various areas of law including: tort law, contract law, agency law, employment law, constitutional law, and product liability.

KINE 3380. Adapted Physical Activity. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An introduction to adapted physical activity, including physical education, recreation, leisure, and sport for individuals with disabilities of all ages. Practical application with individuals with special needs is a course requirement. Prerequisite: Kine 3330.

KINE 3385. Program Design for Special Populations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An in depth study of the positive effects of exercise on the performance and quality of life of specific disease populations. The course teaches the student to design and modify exercise programs to fit the individual’s needs. This course is taught using the ISSA Exercise Therapy curriculum. Additional fees required.

KINE 3390. Kinesiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Investigation and analysis of human motion in relationship to structure and function according to general mechanical laws and other factors. Prerequisite: KINE 1219, BIOL 2401, 2402.

KINE 4085. Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on current topics and issues of interest in exercise and sport studies. It may be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite Course(s):Junior level standing or approval of department head.

KINE 4086. Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

Directed study of selected problems in Kinesiology. May be repeated for credit with approval of department head. Restricted to Kinesiology majors and minors.

KINE 4302. Psychological Aspects of Sports. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course gives students a basic overview of sports psychology, covering aspects such as confidence, focus, mental training, visualization, peak performance,and the mind-body connection. It also examines the differences between group and individual sports and the mindsets of the prototypical athletes who engage in them. Junior or higher classification.

KINE 4305. Practicum in Kinesiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Applied learning experience for Kinesiology majors. Students will be placed in the Kinesiology Activity Program, Recreational Sports Program, Human Performance Laboratory, a variety of athletic settings, or other with instructor's approval. Departmental Professional Development requirements and minimum standards of health-related fitness must be completed by the end of the course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of KINE 1219 and Senior classification are REQUIRED.

KINE 4312. Therapeutic Modalities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of the theoretical and clinical basis for the use of therapeutic modalities in the rehabilitation setting and the knowledge of the physiological effects, indications and contraindications, and application of therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation. Prerequisites: KINE 3312, BIOL 2401 or 2402.

KINE 4316. Individual and Team Sport Skills. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A course designed to acquaint the student with a variety of individual and team sport activities. Included will be history, strategies, and physical skills related to those activities along with foundations of exercise. Designed as a capstone course prior to student teaching. Prerequisite Course(s): EDUC 3330 or approval of department head and 18 hours of KINE course work. Lab fee $5.

KINE 4340. Exercise Electrocardiography. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of the rate, rhythm, and axis of the heart obtained during graded exercise testing. Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2402 and KINE 1306 and KINE 4320, KINE 4330 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

KINE 4350. Recreational and Sport Facility Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces students to the concepts, theories and practices related to the administration and management of athletic, physical activity, and recreational facilities. The course is designed to familiarize students with the basic concepts of facility planning, construction, facility operations, event planning, security, and finance. Areas under examination include facilities for scholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, professional, international and recreational sport.

KINE 4360. Theory of Strength Training and Conditioning II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An in depth study of the effects of strength and conditioning on performance. This course is designed to be a follow up course to KINE 3320 and will help students further the knowledge and skills expected of a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as defined by the NSCA. Additional fees required. Prerequisite: KINE 3320 Lab fee: $2.

KINE 4370. Organization and Administration of Sport and Recreation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course designed to study the principles, practices, and procedures in the organization and administration of sport and recreation. Prerequisites: 12 hours of kinesiology and junior classification.

KINE 4384. Clinical Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 10 Hours).

Supervised internship with selected agencies and organizations including adult and occupational fitness; cardiopulmonary and metabolic rehabilitation centers; outpatient, occupational and physical therapy centers; high school and collegiate athletic programs; and similar agencies and organizations.

KINE 4390. Biomechanics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is designed to study the mechanics of human movement. The course design provides insight into the basic laws governing the forces of stability and motion. Interpretation and understanding of biomechanical principles will be addressed to enable coaches, athletic trainers, fitness, and clinical professionals to optimize human performance and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: KINE 4380 & BIOL 2401 or 2402.

KINE 4414. Clinical Experience in Sports Medicine 1. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 9 Hours).

Clinical experience in Sports Medicine under supervision of professionals in clinical settings and preparation for state board exams. Prerequisites: Approval of Director of Sports Medicine.

KINE 4415. Clinical Experience in Sports Medicine 2. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 9 Hours).

Clinical experience in Sports Medicine under supervision of professionals in clinical settings and completion of advanced criteria prior to entering the professional setting. Prerequisites: Approval of Director of Sports Medicine.

KINE 4430. Exercise Testing and Prescription. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Physiology of exercise in the treatment of the degenerative effects of sedentary lifestyles associated with chronic disease and/or disabilities. Prerequisite: KINE 4320 Lab fee: $2.

KINE 4435. Applications in Clinical Exercise Physiology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Advanced course in clinical exercise testing and prescription in individuals with chronic diseases of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and immunologic origin. Students will be actively engaged in testing and prescribing exercise for actual clients in a laboratory setting. Prerequisite: KINE 4320 Lab fee: $2.

KINE 4682. Internship in Kinesiology. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 19 Hours).

Supervised internship with selected agencies and organizations such as intramural sports, city recreation departments, YMCAs and YWCAs, Boys' Clubs, Girl and Boy Scouts, rehabilitation centers, and similar agencies and organizations. Field experience fee $75. Prerequisite Course(s): Senior classification and approval of department head.

Dr. Steve Simpson, Department Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Wisdom Gym
Box T-0370
Stephenville, Texas USA 76402
(254) 968-9186
(254) 968-9831
simpson@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/kinesiology

Professors

  • Gillespie, Joe Dr.
  • Martin, Chet Dr.
  • Priest, Joe Dr.
  • Sadler, Wendell Dr.
  • Simpson, Steve Dr.

Associate Professors

  • Blevins, Jennifer Dr.
  • Peak, Kayla Dr.

Assistant Professors

  • Bowers, Sharon Tiffany Dr.
  • Lancaster, Jennifer Dr.
  • McKay, Amy Mrs.
  • Schenewark, Jarrod Dr.
  • Tallach, Tom Dr.
  • Wright, Penny Mrs.

Instructors

  • Carr, Leticia Mrs.
  • Reisman, Misti Mrs.
  • Wolfe, Andy Mr.
  • Zoch, Ronnie Mr.

Administrative Assistant

  • Ross, Maria Mrs.

Chair

  • Simpson, Steve Dr.