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Kinesiology Course Descriptions

KINES

KINES

KINES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will provide students with an orientation to the fields of physical education, kinesiology, fitness, and sport. Students will be introduced to the history, philosophy, pedagogy, sociology, and psychology associated with these fields. In addition, students will learn about career opportunities in education, coaching, health, fitness, sports management, and sports media.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Apply skills and theories learned in class and help educate others in any physical education or kinesiology profession as an instructor.

KINES 301 Personal Wellness

Units: 3

Same As: HEED 350

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course takes a personal approach to lifetime healthy habits. The students will relate their own lives to topics that include: Fitness, weight management, relationships, nutrition, stress management, sexual health, risky behaviors, and prevention of diseases. Assessment,
plans for change and reinforcement will be applied through the use of journals, projects, written assignments and tests. This course is the same as HEED 350, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 Evaluate each students current status in various health-related areas of their life, make plans for positive change and personal growth, and implement those plans to achieve desired results that enhance their life.

KINES 308 Women in Sport

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course examines the relationship between women and sport, primarily in the United States, from multiple perspectives. Consideration is given to the cultural, economic, educational, legal, physiological and social influences on women in sport. Situating the ever-evolving roles that women assume in sport within a historical context, emphasis is placed on using the past to advise the present and effect change in the future. The course covers four broad areas: women's sport in historical context; the benefits and risks of participating in sport and physical activity; women, sport and social location; and women in the sport industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Identify key historical moments that created the foundation for women's sport in the present

KINES 416 Psychology of Sport

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course will explore current and historical concepts, theories, and techniques of sport and fitness psychology and the role these concepts play in the achievement of optimal performance in sports and in life.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate an understanding of the motivational techniques that will assist with performance and personal goals.

KINES 460 Sport in Society

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is an introduction to the examination of sport in contemporary society. The course analyzes sport as a social institution and examines sports interaction with politics, economics, education, religion, gender, race, media, and ethics.
The course also focuses on the impact of sport on participants, spectators, and society as a whole.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Define sport in society, explain the history of sport in society, and explain the relevance of sports in our society.

KINES 495 Independent Studies in Physical Education Theory

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

KINES 498 Work Experience in Physical Education

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Physical Education.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)