Kinesiology and Health Promotion Courses

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Courses (KHP)

KHP 1101 - Badminton (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1107 - Swimming (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1108 - Tennis (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1109 - Intermediate Swimming (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1110 - Paddle Tennis (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1111 - Archery (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1112 - Advanced Swimming (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1122 - Water Aerobics (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1124 - Beginning Yoga (1)

Course will introduce students to yoga as a different type of exercise. Students will explore the opportunity for yoga to become a lifetime activity in order to promote health and wellness in their daily routines.

KHP 1134 - Ballroom Dance (1)

An introduction to social dancing with an emphasis on American ballroom dances (foxtrot, waltz, swing) and Latin ballroom dances (cha cha, mambo, tango). Equivalent to DAN 1134.

KHP 1139 - Fitness for Life I (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1141 - Jogging (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1142 - Weight Training (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1144 - Step Aerobics (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1146 - Physical Defense for Women (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 1150 - Introduction to Sports Medicine (1)

Acquaints students to the various sports medicine careers and the roles each profession can play within the healthcare of the physical active population.

KHP 2200 - Health Concepts (1)

A study of health concepts that characterizes a process in the life cycle that is typical of every individual.

KHP 2201 - Camping and Outdoor Education (2)

Camping, leadership and program planning.

KHP 2202 - First Aid and Safety and CPRO (2)

Community first aid and safety instruction and CPRO for the professional following American Red Cross techniques.

KHP 2208 - Intermediate Tennis (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 2211 - Human Nutrition (3)

Explores the relationship between nutrition and health. Emphasizes the roles of nutrients, their utilization in the human system and their contributions to the health of individuals of all ages. Includes dietary patterns, of various cultural, ethnic and religious groups, nutritional assessments, and food safety. Open to all majors.

KHP 2212 - First Aid and CPRO Recertification (1)

Community first aid and safety instruction and CPRO for recertification. Prerequisite: Proof of certification in American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety/CPRO within 1 year of start date of class. Permission of instructor or department chair.

KHP 2239 - Fitness for Life II (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 2240 - Personal and Community Health (3)

Personal health as it applies to practices, knowledge and behavior.

KHP 2241 - Intermediate Jogging (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 2242 - Intermediate Weight Training (1)

Physical education activity course.

KHP 2246 - Advanced Physical Defense for Women (1)

Physical education activity course. Prerequisite: Grade B or better in KHP 1146.

KHP 2250 - Foundations of Health Science (1)

A study of the historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of health education and health promotion, including the current status and projected trends in health education and promotion.

KHP 2251 - Instructional and Theoretical Practices in Physical Education (3)

This course will discuss research-based instructional practices utilized in group settings and theoretical practices to support application-based practices in physical education Prerequisite: Student must be a Health, Physical, Exercise, Elementary, Collaborative K-6, or Collaborative 6-12 Education Major.

KHP 2252 - Methods of Teaching Dance (3)

Social, folk and square dancing, including basic rhythmic activities which can be taught in elementary, middle and high schools. Equivalent to DAN 2252. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

KHP 2260 - Applied Fitness Concepts (2)

Personal conditioning-based course focusing on training principles, modes of exercise, training tools, performance enhancers, measurement concepts and exercise prescription.

KHP 2263 - Lifeguard Training (3)

Organization and teaching of the fundamental skills for water safety and the prevention of drowning. Prerequisites: Advanced swimming or permission of instructor.

KHP 2270 - Intermediate Military Fitness and Exercise (2)

Students will develop overall cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance and strength; plan and develop an individual physical training program; enhance individual knowledge of fitness and well being; and understand the principles of exercise and components of fitness.

KHP 2276 - Theory and Techniques of Coaching Softball (2)

Development of basic skills necessary for team play, squad organization, rules, scouting procedures, team conditioning, and equipment needs.

KHP 2277 - Theory and Techniques of Coaching Football (2)

Offensive and defensive techniques, purchase and care of equipment, budgeting, ethics, rules, scouting and team conditioning.

KHP 2278 - Theory and Techniques of Coaching Soccer (2)

The development of basic skills necessary for team play, squad organization, rules, scouting procedures, term conditioning and equipment needs.

KHP 2279 - Theory and Techniques of Coaching Volleyball (2)

Offensive and defensive techniques, purchase and care of equipment, budgeting, squad organization, rules, scouting and team conditioning.

KHP 2281 - Theory and Techniques of Coaching Baseball (2)

Offensive and defensive techniques, purchase and care of equipment, budgeting, batting and field drills, rules, scouting and team conditioning.

KHP 2282 - Theory and Techniques of Coaching Basketball (2)

Offensive and defensive techniques, purchase and care of equipment, budgeting, squad organization, rules, scouting and team conditioning.

KHP 3310 - Introduction to Food Science (3)

This course provides a basic study of the chemical and biological principles of food and food preparation techniques including food quality, nutrition, safety, processing, meal management, and laws regulating food handling. Co-requisite: KHP L310. Prerequisites: None. Open to all majors.

KHP L310 - Introduction to Food Science Lab (1)

Experimental and observational techniques in food preparation. Co-requisite: KHP 3310. Prerequisites: None. Open to all majors.

KHP 3311 - Nutritional Assessment (3)

This course provides a study and application of techniques for assessing dietary, anthropometric, and biochemical indices in normal and selected clinical and community settings. Assessment techniques will be explored in the context of nutrition screening, chronic disease prevention, and intervention effectiveness. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in KHP 2211 or NSG 2204.

KHP 3315 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies (2)

This course provides the study and application of knowledge of contemporary and alternative therapies (CAT). Federal regulations, cultural beliefs, evidence-based research, perceived benefits, and risks will be explored. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in KHP 2211 or NSG 2204.

KHP 3316 - Community Nutrition (3)

This course provides knowledge relevant to public health nutrition and the role of the federal government in establishing nutrition policy in the context of the demographic profile of the United States. Concepts include nutritional epidemiology, public health monitoring through food and nutrition surveys, nutrition programs to reduce health disparities and address diet-related chronic disease, and nutrition issues of special populations. Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in KHP 2211 or NSG 2204.

KHP 3330 - Physical Skills Proficiency I (2)

This course covers rules, regulations, terms, origin, development, safety, equipment and performance of skills of specified sport activities including archery, soccer, conditioning and track and field which are related to KHP 4485/4486.

KHP 3331 - Physical Skills Proficiency II (2)

This course covers rules, regulations, terms, origin development, safety, equipment, and performance of skills of specified sport activities including badminton, swimming, volleyball, and tennis which are related to KHP 4485/4486.

KHP 3345 - Medical Terminology (1-2)

A course intended to instruct in the proper interpretation of medical and allied health terminology. Topics covered include Arabic, Greek, and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root works common across medical and health-related fields, and their definitions and rules of usage.

KHP 3350 - Psychology of Wellness and Performance (3)

Theory and practical application of psychological factors that impact wellness and performance of individuals and groups.

KHP 3352 - Kinesiology and Efficiency of Human Movement(3)

General anatomy, joint and muscle function, and analysis of body movements. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in KHP 3360 or BIO 3347/L347 and BIO 3348/L348.

KHP 3360 - Physiological Principles of Body Systems (3)

This course will examine the structure, function and control mechanisms of the following body systems: musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory. Metabolism, temperature regulation and fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance will also be discussed. Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in BIO 1100/L100 and CHM 1142/L142; or SCI 2233/L233; or PHY 2252/L252.

KHP 3361 - Integrating HPER into the Curriculum (3)

Methods and materials of teaching physical education for grades K-6.

KHP 3363 - Lifeguard Training Instructor (3)

Review of all physical skills included in lifeguard training. Course will consist of theory and techniques of organizing and conducting the lifeguard training instructor course. Prerequisite: KHP 2263.

KHP 3368 - Water Safety Instructor (WSI) (2)

Organization and teaching swimming and water safety programs. Prerequisite: Swimming Certificate.

KHP 3369 - Scuba (2-4)

Basic techniques of scuba diving. Prerequisites: In addition to lab fee, a student is required to purchase mask, fins, snorkel, weight belt and weights. Students are also required to make two trips for final certification. The student will be responsible for the cost of transportation, food and lodging during the two trips.

KHP 3391 - Testing and Statistical Interpretation (3)

Test selection, analyzing test scores and measurement as a technique of evaluation in health education, physical education and exercise science.

KHP 3395 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury (2)

The study of basic care and prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIO 3347/L347 and BIO 3348/L348 or KHP 3360.

KHP 4400 - Sports Officiating and Programs in Intramurals (3)

Focuses on school and community recreation programs, including sports, games and officiating techniques.

KHP 4405 - Physical Activity and Disease Prevention (3)

This course will explore the link between physical activity and the major diseases experienced by modern day humans. Evidence for and against the potential benefits of physical activity will be reviewed for conditions such as coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, low back pain, asthma, infection, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and stress. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIO 1100/L100 and CHM 1142/L142 or PHY 2252/ L252 or SCI 2233/L233, and KHP 3360 or BIO 3347/L347 and BIO 3348/L348.

KHP 4410 - Motor Development (3)

An analysis of the ways in which children develop movement capabilities.Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

KHP 4425 - Pathophysiology (3)

This course explores the differences in normal and disordered physiological processes in human body cells, organs, and organ systems. In addition, this course examines the scientific evidence in support of the beneficial effect of regular physical activity on reduced mortality from all causes including cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in BIO 3348/L348 and KHP 4474/L474

KHP 4427 - Health and Fitness Education (3)

This course will discuss how to educate various age groups on health and fitness-related components of physical fitness, health behavior, and their application to health practice. Prerequisite: KHP 2240.

KHP 4435 - Current Issues in Sport and Fitness Management (3)

This course is designed to serve as a mechanism for the introduction of new information and technology issues for the sport industry. This course will encourage the undergraduate sport and fitness management student to remain current with contemporary developments in the sports industry. Prerequisites: KHP 3355 and nine additional hours of 4000 level KHP courses.

KHP 4442 - Health Education (3)

Course focuses on school health organization, services and institutions, grades N-12. Prerequisite: KHP 4427

KHP 4458 - Lifecycle Nutrition (3)

This course provides an examination of nutrition concerns, requirements and metabolism from a biological, psychosocial, and cultural perspective from conception through late adulthood. The impact of nutrition on preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, adolescence, adulthood, and aging will be studied in the context of normal nutrition and nutrition-related special conditions and interventions. Prerequisites: Grade ‘C” or better in KHP 2211 or NSG 2204.

KHP 4459 - Sport and Exercise Nutrition (3)

This course examines the special dietary requirements of physically active individuals and athletes in training. The course will cover the basics of nutrition and bioenergetics along with current issues such as fad diets and disordered eating, pre competition meals, sports drinks, mineral supplements, and other various ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in KHP 4474/ L474.

KHP 4460 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)

This course will enable the student to develop knowledge and expertise in the areas of strength training, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, reaction time, speed, and agility in traditional and non-traditional sports. Emphasis will be placed on implementation and measurement of the above programs in conjunction with athletic development. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in KHP 3360 or BIO 3347/L347 and BIO 3348/L348 and KHP 3352. Co-requisite: KHP L460.

KHP L460 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning Lab (1)

This lab is designed to develop practical knowledge and expertise in the areas of strength training, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, reaction time, speed, and agility in traditional and non-traditional sports. Emphasis will be placed on implementation and measurement of the above programs in conjunction with athletic development. Co-requisite: KHP 4460.

KHP 4462 - Physical Education for Exceptional Children (3)

This course explores programs to serve the needs of the exceptional child in schools.Prerequisites: KHP 3361.

KHP 4465 - Classroom Management and Organization for KHP (3)

This course will explore the issues of organization, curriculum, and classroom management as they relate to the physical education environment. Directed field requirements will be presented and observation hours will be conducted. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or above.

KHP 4472 - Internship in Health/Physical Education (9)

The Professional Internship Program is the culminating clinical field-based experience for students seeking certification in a teaching field. The Professional Internship Program provides the student with the opportunity to conduct classes and assume the role of a teacher while receiving supervision from a classroom teacher and a university supervisor for a period of one full semester. The student will demonstrate skills of the informed, reflective decision maker throughout the internship experience. Prerequisite: admission to TEP. Co-requisite: IED 4454.

KHP 4474 - Exercise Physiology (3)

Physiological mechanisms and adaptations of cells, tissues, organs and systems during physical activity. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in KHP 3360 or BIO 3347/L347 and BIO 3348/L348. Co-requisite: KHP L474.


KHP L474 - Exercise Physiology Lab (1)

Course will provide experience for applied exercise physiology principles as students are introduced to laboratory and field tests of muscular strength, anaerobic power, maximal oxygen uptake, body composition and other physiological measurements. Co-requisite: KHP 4474.


KHP 4475 - Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)

Course will examine the criteria for evaluation of health status of persons wishing to begin an exercise program, guidelines of establishing current fitness level, and the basic principles of exercise prescription. Levels of certification and criteria by ACSM will also be discussed. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in KHP 4474/ L474.


KHP 4476 - Laboratory Practicum in Exercise Performance (2)

Students will be introduced to some of the measurement techniques routinely used in exercise physiology and will gain practical experience in administration of these tests. Emphasis will be placed on how to avoid measurement errors. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in KHP 4475.


KHP 4481 - Methods and Materials for the P-12 Physical Educator (3)

Teaching methods, selection, organization and use of physical education materials in grades P-12. Topics addressed will include teacher evaluation in the public schools, collaboration with special education teachers, and lesson plan formatting. A professional laboratory experience is included in this course. Prerequisite: admission to TEP.


KHP 4485 - Teaching Individual and Team Sports I (3)

Teaching methods, techniques, and officiating secondary team sports and individual physical fitness activities. Prerequisite: KHP 3330, and KHP 3331.


KHP 4486 - Teaching Individual and Team Sports II (3)

Teaching methods, techniques, and officiating secondary team sports and individual physical fitness activities. Prerequisite: KHP 3330, and KHP 3331.


KHP 4487 - Special Topics in Exercise Performance (2)

An intensive study of selected topics in exercise science. Topics to be taught each term TBA. Prerequisite: KHP 4474 or permission of instructor.


KHP 4488 - Cardiovascular Physiology (3)

This course will cover the function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease. Topics covered will include anatomy and physiology of the heart and circulatory system, regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, and blood flow, as well as regulation of cardiovascular function during rest and exercise. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in KHP 4474/L474.


KHP 4490 - Internship in Area of Concentration (6)

A supervised experience in planning, staging and evaluating a formal practicum in related field. Prerequisite: KHP 4443, 4499, permission of the department chair.


KHP 4491-92 - Guided Independent Research (1 to 3 credit hours)

Additional information is indexed under Independent Study and Research.


KHP 4493-94 - Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours)

Additional information is indexed under Independent Study and Research.


KHP 4495 - Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)

This course will allow students to experience and explore advanced concepts and topics related to exercise physiology. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in KHP 4474.


KHP 4496 - Biomechanics (3)

The study of anatomical, mechanical, and neurophysiological factors influencing human motion. Emphasis is given to the qualitative and quantitative application of biomechanical principles to analyze human movement. Prerequisites: Grade C or better in KHP 3352 Co-requisite: KHP L496.


KHP L496 - Biomechanics Lab (1)

The measurement and assessment of anatomical, mechanical, and neurophysiological factors influencing human motion. Emphasis is given to the qualitative and quantitative application of bio-mechanical principles to analyze human movement. Co-requisite: Grade of C or better in KHP 4496.


KHP 4497 - Senior Seminar in Exercise Science (1)

Students will examine trends in the industry, career paths, and discuss current topics in wellness, fitness, sport, nutrition, athletic training, and physical therapy. This course will also address the standards, behaviors, and expectations of the exercise scientist. Prerequisite: Sr. standing or permission of instructor.


KHP 4498 - Internship in Exercise Science (3)

A supervised experience in planning, staging, and evaluating a formal practicum in exercise science or a related field. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor.