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Kinesiology

Courses - KIN Upper Division

300. Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 208 or equivalent.
Anatomical structure and function, and mechanical principles relating to human motion, including analytical application.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

301. Exercise Physiology (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or equivalent 4-unit Human Physiology course with 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory with grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Basic concepts of the physiology of muscular exercise with emphasis on the responses and adaptations of the circulatory system, the respiratory system, and skeletal muscles to the physical stress of acute and chronic exercise.
(Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours). Course fee may be required.

312. Motor Control and Learning (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100.
Basic concepts of the neuro‑motor and psychological contributions in the control and acquisition of skilled performance.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

315. Motor Development (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100 or equivalent.
Developmental perspective of factors contributing to acquisition of motor control from infancy through adolescence.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

320. Adapted Physical Education (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 208.
Kinesiology majors learn to teach physical activity to persons with disabilities. Discussed are the etiology characteristics and best teaching practices (i.e., inclusion) for persons with mental, learning physical, emotional, sensory, health, and/or multiple disabilities.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours).

332I. Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Socio‑cultural and psychological correlations to human movement.

335. Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology in America (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Survey of the history of sport and kinesiology. Historical identification of the cultural trends and functions of sport and kinesiology in America.
Open to Kinesiology Majors only.

338I. Women in Sport (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Survey of women's historical and contemporary involvement with sport. The social, cultural and developmental implications of sports participation for women.

339I. Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, PSY 100, and upper-division standing.
Psychological dimentions of attitudes, behaviors, and performance in sport and exercise environments.
Same course as PSY 339I. Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 339I.

343. Techniques and Analysis of Physical Fitness and Activity (2)

Prerequisite: KIN 270.
Knowledge needed to plan and implement physical activity programs in public school. Analysis of development, maintenance, implementation, and self-assessment of physical fitness. Designed to prepare for FitnessGram assessments and Department's Physical Fitness Proficiency Examination.
Open to Kinesiology/Physical Education Pedagogy Majors and Minors only. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, Activity 3 hours).

354. Technology in Physical Education (3)

Overview of education technology applications, specifically wordprocessing, spreadsheet, video technology, web-based information, internet related software and technologies, pdf documents, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and use of commercially produced education software.
Meets computer technology requirement for California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Teaching Credential. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours).

363. Theory and Analysis of Group Fitness Instruction (2)

Prerequisite: KIN 263. Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Learn to become effective group exercise leaders by understanding responsibilities of fitness leaders, principles of fitness, and leadership skill. Techniques for various group exercise activities will be taught.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 1 hour, Activity 2 hours.)

364. Fitness for Adult Populations with Unique Health Considerations (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 301. Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Scientific information regarding exercise testing and exercise prescription for adult special populations. Topics include pregnancy, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, respiratory disorder, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and obesity.
Letter grade only (A-F).

367. Fitness and the Aging Process (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 301. Open to Fitness, Kinesiotherapy and Exercise Science Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Provides knowledge in the area of fitness and the older adult. Topics include theories of aging, age-related changes that affect physical capacity, exercise and its impact on the aging process, and physical activity programming for the older adult.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours.)

368. Resistance Training for Fitness (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 300 and 301. Open to Fitness, Athletic Training and Exercise Science Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Designed to provide the student with theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to become a personal trainer. The course covers such topics as the business of personal training, client-trainer relationships, fitness and health assessments and exercise prescription.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Activity 2 hours.)

370. Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)

Prerequisite: KIN 270.
Provides Kinesiology Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Option candidates with movement theory and practice in elementary school physical education based upon California Physical Education Framework and Content Standards. Practice includes fieldwork experiences in elementary school physical education.
Designed for Kinesiology majors. (Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

380. Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 149, 237, 250, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 343, 370 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: EDSS 300P.
Principles, organization and management of activities taught in secondary schools, includes basic organization and management strategies and fieldwork experience in public secondary school physical education.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours.)

387. Physical Activities for the Disabled (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 320, 427. Corequisite: KIN 489A.
Adaptation of physical activities, equipment, and facilities for individuals with permanent disabilities affecting motor performance.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

388. Program Planning and Instruction in Adapted Physical Education (3)

Prerequisite: KIN 387. Corequisite: KIN 489A.
Emphasis on program planning and the development of teaching skills in Adapted Physical Education.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

405. Cardiopulmonary Aspects of Health‑Related Exercise Programs (4)

Prerequisites: KIN 210 or current First Aid and CPR certificates, KIN 301. Open to Exercise Science Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Theory and practical application of physical fitness assessment. Emphasis will be placed on the use of assessments to design and implement basic fitness programs for apparently healthy individuals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

427./527. Physical and Motor Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 315 or equivalent and KIN 320 or equivalent; upper-division undergraduate or graduate standing; consent of instructor required for graduate students prior to registration.
The selection, administration, and interpretation of standardized and informal tests used in the physical and motor assessment practices of individuals with disabilities.
Upper-division students register in KIN 427; Graduate students register in KIN 527. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

430. Motor Control Principles and Theory (3)

Prerequisite: KIN 312 or equivalent. Open to Exercise Science Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Study of the principles, models, and theories of human movement control. Instruction is directed toward understanding the fundamental principles, theoretical propositions, and neuro-kinesiological models, with applications to sport, physical education, human factors, and human performance.
Letter grade only (A-F).

431. Scientific Foundations of Locomotion (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 300, 312. Open to Exercise Science Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Instruction is directed towards understanding the influence of motor control theories, biomechanical principles, and constraints to human movement on locomotion.
Letter grade only (A-F).

432. Applied Motor Learning (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 300 and 312.
Provides students with an applied perspective of Motor Learning. Motor learning topics addressed include: theory, research, and application. The course will focus on requiring students to apply various motor learning concepts into real world environments.
Letter grade only (A-F).

438./538. Motor Dysfunction and the Exceptional Person (3)

Prerequisites: A basic undergraduate course in Adapted Physical Education or its equivalent.
Recognition, analysis, assessment and remediation of movement problems in a child with minor nervous system dysfunctions.

441./541. Applied Biomechanics: Lifting and Work Capacity (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 300 or equivalent (Trigonometry and PHYS 100A recommended). Open to Exercise Science Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Study of the mechanical properties of bone, ligament, tendon and skeletal muscle. Development, description, and application of selected biomechanical models to the evaluation of weight‑lifting, rehabilitation exercises, and occupational lifting tasks. Critical analysis of methods used to assess strength.
Letter grade only (A-F).

448. Wilderness Studies: Leadership Practicum (3)

Analysis and practice of the leadership and teaching techniques appropriate to the conduct of wilderness adventure programs.
Course fee may be required.

457. Applied Theory of Teaching Team Sports (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 250, 251, 253, 255, 257, 270 or consent of instructor; senior standing.
Comprehensive analysis of the principles of movement, corrections of performance, and organizational strategies utilized in presenting team sports: basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, floor hockey, speedball, and team handball.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, activity 2 hours.)

460. Applied Theory and Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games and Activities (2)

Prerequisites: KIN 370, senior standing.
Organization and management to effectively plan and implement a variety of non-traditional physical education games and activities such as cooperative games, problem solving activities, collaborative learning groups, and outdoor educational experiences.
Letter grade only (A-F). Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours.)

461. Applied Theory of Teaching Individual and Dual Sports (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 237, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270, or consent of instructor; senior standing.
Comprehensive analysis of the principles of movement and organizational strategies utilized in archery, badminton, golf, paddle tennis, pickleball, racquetball, tennis, swimming, orienteering, and track and field.
Open to Kinesiology majors in the Adapted PE Option and K-12 PE Option. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours.)

462./562. Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 300, 301. Open to Exercise Science and Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Study of biomechanical and kinesiological factors which are important in understanding the function and proper techniques for execution of a wide variety of standard and advanced weight training exercises. Physiological bases for strength training and adaptations caused by different training regimes are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F).

465./565. Clinical Exercise Electrocardiography (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207 and KIN 301. Open to Exercise Science and Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Study of the physiology and patho‑physiology of the electrical activity of the heart. Instruction is directed toward pattern recognition of normal and abnormal resting and exercise electrocardiograms.

466./566. Biochemical and Hormonal Adaptations to Physical Activity (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 301 or equivalent; CHEM 111A or its equivalent. Open to Exercise Science Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
Study of the biochemical and hormonal changes that occur as a result of acute and chronic physical activity. Emphasis will be placed on the application of concepts to the development of exercise training programs.
Consent of instructor required for upper-division undergraduate students prior to registration. Upper-division undergraduate students register in KIN 466; graduate students register in KIN 566. Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as NUTR 466. Not open for credit to students with credit in NUTR 466.

467. Fundamentals of Personal Training (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 237, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270, or consent of instructor; senior standing.
Designed to provide the student with theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to become a personal trainer. The course covers such topics as the business of personal training, client-trainer relationships, fitness and health assessments and exercise prescription.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours.)

468./568. Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 132, KIN 301 for the KIN Fitness option and the KIN Exercise Science option or BIOL 207 for the Nutrition and Dietetics option.
Explores role nutrients play in exercise and performance enhancement. Topics include evaluation of energy needs during physical activity, examination of weight management practices, assessment of nutritional status, and investigation of contemporary dietary issues related to exercise.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as NUTR 468. Not open for credit to students with credit in NUTR 468. Open to Kinesiology undergraduate students in the Fitness and Exercise Science options and to the Nutrition and Dietetics option in Family and Consumer Sciences.

469. Fitness Management (3)

Prerequisite: KIN 363, 368. Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor.
Provides knowledge in the area of management of fitness programs. Topics will include program development, personnel issues, financial and legal considerations, equipment purchasing, and marketing strategies for fitness programs.
Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor. Letter grade only (A-F).

471./571. Technological Applications in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division standing or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Learning and application of advanced computer and technology skills such as biofeedback, video analysis software, advanced audio and video recording, software for presentations and interactive workshops, worldwide communications, and distance learning/consultations.
Letter grade only (A-F). Undergraduates register in KIN 471; graduates register in KIN 571. A written report is required for KIN 571 students.

472./572. Applied Sport Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division standing or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Application of psychological skills and interventions to enhance athletic performance.
Letter grade only (A-F). Undergraduates register in KIN 472; graduates register in KIN 572. A written report is required for KIN 572 students.

475./575. Psychology of Coaching (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division standing or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Current topics of psychological concern and application as related to athletic performance.
Letter grade only (A-F). Undergraduates register in KIN 475; graduates register in KIN 575. A written report is required for KIN 575.

476. Physical Education for the Elementary School Teacher (3)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Provides Multiple Subject Credential candidates with knowledge and experiences necessary to teach quality physical education lessons based upon the California Physical Education Framework and Content Standards. Content Includes the FITNESSGRAM Program (state fitness test) and subject integration activities.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

477. Measurement and Curriculum in Physical Education (3)

Prerequisite: KIN 343 and KIN 370 or consent of instructor
Course provides students with experiences in content development, program implementation, and evaluation of a physical education program. This service-learning component allows students to teach and critically reflect on subject matter while assisting a population in need.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture discussion, 2 hours lab)

478./578. Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Fitness (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division standing or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Philosophical, psychological and behavioral concepts of physical activities and health states will be discussed. Professional standards and invention strategies will be covered.
Letter grade only (A-F).
Undergraduates register in KIN 478; graduates register in KIN 578; A written report is required for KIN 578.

483. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 300, 301, 312.
Evaluation and analysis of measuring devices and resulting data used in Kinesiology. Interpretation of data using appropriate statistical analyses.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

485. Neurological and Pathological Foundations for Kinesiotherapy (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 320, 489F, or consent of instructor.
Survey of neurological control of normal movement and the implications of various medical pathologies for rehabilitation. Emphasis on inflammatory processes, metabolic and vascular disturbances, traumatic injuries, nutritional deficiencies, neoplasms, degenerative conditions and congenital disorders as related to the practice of Kinesiotherapy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

487./587. Supervised Activity Instruction Experience (1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Experience in the organization of and methods for the activity component of a course in kinesiology. A written report is required for KIN 587 students.
Undergraduates register in KIN 487; graduates register in KIN 587. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. Letter grade only (A-F). Restricted to major students only. Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in KIN 487. (Conference 1 hour, Laboratory 2 hours per unit.)

488./588. Clinical Basis of Kinesiotherapy (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiotherapy and admission into the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program and successful completion of a course(s) in pathological and neurological foundations of rehabilitation or approval of the Director of the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program.
The theoretical foundations of clinical practice in Kinesiotherapy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

489. Field Work in Physical Activity Settings (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Kinesiology course requirements for the major Option in which field work is taken.
Supervised practice in working with individuals or small to large groups in public or private agencies and schools.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units.

  • A. Fieldwork in Adapted Physical Education
  • B. Fieldwork in Athletic Coaching
  • D. Fieldwork in Fitness

Additional Prerequisites: KIN 467, completion of 200 hours in a corporate fitness setting, 200 hours in a traditional fitness setting, and 100 hours of approved fitness experience. Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only.

  • F. Fieldwork in Kinesiotherapy
  • G. Fieldwork in Motor Development
  • K. Fieldwork in Wilderness Studies

Additional Prerequisites: KIN 242, 244, 246 or 247, 243C or 245. Completion or corequisite of KIN 448, certification in CPR and First Aid, and consent of instructor. Supervised experience and practice working with individuals and groups in public/private agencies and schools involved in wilderness activities. May enroll in 1-3 units of fieldwork. Each unit is equivalent to 40 hours of fieldwork assignment. 120 hours minimum required for 3 units, of which at least 40 hours with CSULB Wilderness Studies Program. Balance of hours with public/private agencies.

494./594. Exercise Science Internship (3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division or graduate standing with a grade of "B" or better in KIN 300 for a biomechanics internship or KIN 301 for an exercise physiology internship or KIN 312 for a motor control and learning internship; consent of instructor required prior to registration.
Povides practical experience in applying exercise science concepts in a fieldwork setting such as cardiac rehabilitation in a medical setting.
Upper-division undergraduate students register in KIN 494; Graduate students register in KIN 594. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

495./595. Supervised Laboratory Methods (1-3)

Prerequisites: Upper division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Provides experience in the methods of the laboratory component for a Kinesiology course, for example, assisting students with their experiments and laboratory reports.
Undergraduates register in KIN 495; graduates register in KIN 595. A written report is required for KIN 595 students. Letter grade only (A-F). Restricted to Kinesiology major students only. Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in KIN 495. (Conference 1 hour, Laboratory 2 hours per unit.) May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units.

497. Independent Study (1‑3)

Prerequisites: Major or minor in physical education, senior standing and consent of Kinesiology Department.
Student will conduct independent library or laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member and write a report of the investigation.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

499. Selected Topics in Kinesiology (1‑3)

Group investigation of topics of current interest in kinesiology or athletics.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

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