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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Kinesiology

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Kinesiotherapy (120 units)

This Option is designed for those students who would like to train to become a Kinesiotherapist. Kinesiotherapy is defined as the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning.

The Kinesiotherapist is a heath care professional competent in the administration of musculoskeletal, neurological, ergonomic, biomechanical, and task specific functional tests and measures. Kinesiotherapists provide a bridge between acute illness and physical wellness. They work primarily with medically stable patients to assist them in reaching their optimal level of functional capacity. They are skilled in adapting scientifically based exercises to accommodate in the medical/surgical limitations of their clients.

Current employment settings of program graduates for registered Kinesiotherapists are: Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense (e.g., Civilian Wellness Programs), Medical centers, Medical fitness facilities, Rehabilitation facilities, Learning disability centers, Colleges and universities, Workman's compensation programs conducting functional capacity evaluations

While the coursework in this Option is designed for students preparing for careers in Kinesiotherapy, it can also accommodate students interested in other allied health disciplines. If the student plans on using the Option coursework for that purpose, he/she may be required to enroll in additional courses outside the Option.

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html.

Requirements

Core Courses:

Take the following:

  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208 or equivalent.
  • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or equivalent 4-unit Human Physiology course with 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    Prerequisites: For KIN majors: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100. For PSY Neuroscience majors: BIOL 208, 342; PSY 100.

Lower Division:

Take the following:

  • KIN 217 Introduction to Kinesiotherapy (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 263 Techniques in Physical Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.
  • PSY 210 Introduction to Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE A1 requirement, and eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
  • PSY 220 Research Methods (4)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, 210, GE A1 requirement.
  • PSY 241 Psychobiology (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE A1 requirement.

Upper Division:

Take the following:

  • ATEP 309 Developmental & Therapeutic Exercise (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, 301 or consent of instructor.
  • GERN 400I Perspectives on Gerontology (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
  • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100 or equivalent.
  • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208.
  • KIN 367 Fitness and the Aging Process (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 301.
  • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 315 or equivalent and KIN 320 or equivalent; upper-division undergraduate or graduate standing.
  • KIN 485 Neurological and Pathological Foundations for Kinesiotherapy (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 320, 489F or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 489F Fieldwork in Kinesiotherapy (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Kinesiology course requirements for the major option in which field work is taken.
  • PSY 341 Neuropsychology (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, 220, 241, GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.
  • PSY 370 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.

Take one of the following:

  • KIN 430 Motor Control Principles (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 312 or equivalent.
  • KIN 432 Applied Motor Learning (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300 and 312.

Take one of the following:

  • PSY 361 Psychology of Childhood Adolescent Development (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.
  • PSY 365 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.

Take one of the following:

  • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport/Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100.
  • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology in America (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing.

Students planning to enroll in Kinesiotherapy fieldwork and internship courses are required to attain current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to enrollment by completing the American Red Cross Course: CPR/AED Certification for the Healthcare Provider and the Professional Rescuer or the American Heart Association Course: BLS for Healthcare Providers.

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