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Courses - KIN Lower Division

ACTIVITY COURSES

100‑198. Physical Education Activity (1)

Broad range of physical education activities designed to provide opportunities to meet health, physical and recreational needs and interests.

Maximum of 8 units may be applied toward University graduation requirement. Students assume responsibility for satisfactory health status appropriate for class activity. May be offered at beginning (I), intermediate (II), and advanced (III) levels. All classes are co‑educational, students may enroll in activity courses offered by Department of Kinesiology. Classes offered within areas are:

Individual/Dual Activities (1)

  • 100A. Archery. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.
  • 100B. Intermediate Archery
    Prerequisites: KIN 100A or consent of instructor.
  • 102A. Badminton
  • 104A. Bowling. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.
  • 104B. Advanced Bowling
    Prerequisite: KIN 104A or consent of instructor.
  • 108A. Golf
  • 112A. Racquetball
  • 114A,B,C. Tennis
  • 145A. Gymnastics
  • 152A. Yoga

Combative Activities (1)

  • 106A. Fencing‑Foil
  • 107A. Fencing‑Sabre
  • 148A. Karate
  • 149A. Self Defense

Aquatics (1)

  • 121A. Sailing. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.
  • 124A. Surfing
  • 125A. Swimming
  • 126A. Swimming Conditioning
  • 127A. Aqua Aerobics (1)

Fitness Activities (1)

  • 109A. Fitness Walking (1)
  • 110A. Triathlon Fitness (1)
  • 142. Group Exercise: Cardio
  • 146A. Jogging
  • 151A. Weight Training and Conditioning
  • 152B. Intermediate Yoga
    Prerequisite: KIN 152A or consent of instructor.

Team Activities

  • 161A. Basketball
  • 162A. Beach Volleyball
  • 165A. Flag Football
  • 166. Rugby
  • 167A. Soccer
  • 168A. Ultimate Frisbee (1)
  • 169A. Softball
  • 172A,B,C. Volleyball

Recreational Dance

  • 183A. Recreational Dance Workshop
  • 183B. Recreational Dance Workshop II
    Prerequisites: KIN 183A, KIN 185, or consent of instructor.
  • 188. Salsa
  • 185. Social Dance
  • 198. Special Activities
    • F. Group Exercise: Dance Conditioning (1-3)
    • G. Tai Chi Chuan (1)
    • H. Chinese Sword Combat for Sport (1)
    • J. Mat Pilates Level I (1)
    • K. Kung Fu (1)
    • L. Group Exercise: Stretch and Relaxation (1)
    • M. Pickleball (1)

* See Physical Education professional courses for additional activities open to non‑majors.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Kinesiology majors and minors will be given priority enrollment in classes required for the major. Selected courses are available to the general student body to receive credit toward general education requirements.

LOWER DIVISION

143. Individual Conditioning (1)

Designed to introduce the student to the activities, equipment, and techniques used in the development of conditioning programs tailored to one's individual needs.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units.

156. Sports Appreciation (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE Foundation requirement.
Introduction to the study of sport as a social institution in American society.

157. Fitness for Living (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE Foundation requirement.
Application of principles of human anatomy, physiology, motor control and bio-mechanics to the development of exercise programs for health and fitness.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours.)

189. Country Dancing (1)

Instruction and practice in various country dance forms including line dancing, two-step, waltz, contra dancing, round dancing, and mixers. Useful for lifelong fitness, socialization, and recreation.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units.

200. Psychological Skills for Peak Performance in Sport (3)

Introduction of psychological strategies and skills designed to help individuals achieve optimal performance. Skills such as imagery, goal setting, self-talk, attentional focusing, arousal regulation, and coping are presented.
(Lecture, 3 hours)

210. Advanced Emergency Care (3)

Theory and practice of first aid for the injured. Successful completion of course requirements leads to the American National Red Cross advanced first aid and personal safety and community CPR certificate.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

217. Introduction to Kinesiotherapy (2)

Introduction to profession of Kinesiotherapy intended to provide student with information regarding history of the profession, its educational expectations, standards and scope of practice and a survey of basic skills needed to enter this field of study.
Letter grade only (A-F).

218. Introduction to the Fitness Industry (2)

Prerequisites: Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only or by consent of instructor.
An introduction to the Fitness profession which will provide the student with information regarding the history of the fitness industry, its educational expectations, standards and scope of practice basic skills needed to enter the field, and career options.
Letter grade only (A-F).

237. Techniques and Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)

Prerequisites: KIN 125A or consent of instructor, American Red Cross Community First Aid and CPR certifications or equivalent. Open to Kinesiology majors in the Adapted, Elementary, and Secondary Physical Education options. To maintain enrollment, students must pass the swimming proficiency examination that will be administered the first week of instruction.
Instruction and techniques in individual aquatic skills, hydrodynamic and movement principles, and an exposure to a variety of learning procedures applicable to the development of aquatic skills.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours.)

242. Backpacking (2)

An experiential examination and analysis in the judgment, knowledge, equipment and skills necessary to safe wilderness travel and living. A 2‑3 day field experience required.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

243A. Winter Mountain Expedition (2)

Introduction to winter mountaineering skills; study of the mountain environment. Field experience required.
Course fee may be required (Activity 4 hours)

243B. Winter Mountain Expedition Field (1)

Prerequisite: KIN 243A.
Application of the knowledge and skills required for winter mountaineering. Involves a 7-10 day field trip.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (2 hours activity)

243C. Desert Expedition (3)

Introduction to the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for safe use and enjoyment of desert areas. An interdisciplinary introduction to the meaning and significance of the desert. Trip planning, map use, methods of safe travel. Includes field trip.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Activity 6 hours.)

244. Kayaking (2)

An experiential examination and analysis of the judgment, knowledge, equipment and skill development necessary to safe flat and whitewater kayaking. A 2‑3 day field experience required.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Activity 4 hours.)

245A. Wilderness Water Expedition (2)

Introduction to the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for safe use of varied types of wilderness waters. The skills and techniques of boat handling and trip planning. An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of waterways. A 2-3 day field experience required.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Activity 4 hours)

245B. Wilderness Water Expedition Field (1)

Prerequisite: KIN 245A.
Application of the knowledge and skills required for different types of wilderness water expeditions. Involves a 10-14 day field trip.
(2 hours of activity)

246A. Mountaineering (2)

An experiential examination and analysis in the judgement, knowledge, equipment and skills necessary to safe mountaineering. Course includes field trip.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Activity 4 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

247A. Techniques of Rockclimbing (2)

Introduction to the basic skills, judgment and safety for technical rockclimbing. The skills and techniques of top roping, belaying rappels and self rescue. Includes a field trip.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Activity 4 hours)

250. Techniques of Basketball (1)

Instruction in individual and team skills and techniques utilized in the sport of basketball for successful performance.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Activity 2 hours.)

251. Techniques of Flag Football (1)

Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only.
Instruction and practice in catching, throwing, tackling, running. Comprehensive teaching of skills and techniques in Flag Football.
Letter grade only (A-F).

253. Techniques of Soccer (1)

Instruction in individual and team skills and techniques utilized in the sport of soccer for successful performance.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Activity 2 hours.)

255. Techniques of Softball (1)

Instruction and practice in catching, throwing, hitting, sliding, base running, and bunting. Comprehensive teaching of skills and techniques in softball.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Activity 2 hours)

257. Techniques of Volleyball (1)

Instruction in individual and team techniques utilized in the sport of volleyball.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Activity 2 hours)

261. Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)

Instruction, practice, teaching, and analysis of floor patterns and rhythm variations of basic social and folk dances and their appropriateness fo successful teaching of various age groups and skill levels in the public schools.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Activity 4 hours) Open to Kinesiology Pedagogy Majors only.

263. Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)

Consists of instruction, practice, and evaluation in physical fitness. Cardiorespiratory, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility activities will be emphasized within the course.
Open to Kinesiology majors only or consent of instructor. Not open for credit to Kinesiology majors in the pedagogy options. Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours)

264. Techniques of Golf (1)

Instruction and techniques in individual skills and strategies for successful performance in golf.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Activity 2 hours)

265. Techniques of Gymnastics (1)

Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only.
Techniques and instruction of the principles of movement in gymnastics as well as organizational strategies utilized in presenting gymnastics in Physical Education classes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

266. Techniques of Badminton (1)

Instruction and techniques in the skills and strategies for successful performance in badminton.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Activity 2 hours)

267. Techniques of Tennis (1)

Instruction, techniques and analysis in the concepts of teaching, coaching, and playing tennis.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. (Activity 2 hours)

268. Techniques of Track and Field (1)

Instruction, techniques and analysis in the concepts of teaching, coaching, and performance in track and field.
Open to Kinesiology majors and minors only. Letter grade only (A-F) (Activity 2 hours)

270. Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)

Prerequisite: Students must meet the University GE writing course requirement.
Corequisite: Community CPR/First Aid/Safety or current certification.
Provides an overview of current professional practices in public school physical education. Students plan, teach, and self-evaluate lessons. Required introductory course for Adapted, Elementary and Secondary Pedagogy options after 30 units of college course work.
Open to Kinesiology majors in the Adapted PE Option and K-12 PE Option. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2 hours)


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