Catalog 2013-2014

Kinesiology

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www.plu.edu/movement-studies
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The primary mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to provide quality academic professional preparation for undergraduate students in areas related to the study of human movement, especially as it supports the pursuit of lifelong physical activity and well being (i.e., health & fitness education, recreation, exercise science, pre-physical therapy, pre-athletic training and health & fitness management). We strive to prepare future leaders who will positively impact the health behaviors of individuals and of society through the education and promotion of life-sustaining and life-enhancing pursuits. The successful completion of our majors demands a strong integration of the liberal arts and sciences with thorough professional preparation in light of respective state and national standards, accrediting bodies and certification programs. Internship experiences are an integral element of all majors in the department and allow for students to further develop and apply their education and training in real world, professional settings. In addition, we provide a diverse array of physical activity instruction for students as part of the General Education Program Element (GenEd) Requirements of the university. The goals of these classes are to: (a) develop in each student a fundamental respect for the role of physical activity in living, including the assessment of physical condition and the development of personally designed, safe, effective and functional fitness programs with attention to lifetime activities, and (b) to expose students to a diversity of physical activities and experiences in a manner which enhances understanding of their educational, social, spiritual, ethical and moral relevance. Our programs provide opportunities for all participants to develop and apply a knowledge base regarding physical activity and psychomotor and behavioral skills, which encourages the development of lifelong health and wellness.

The department offers two degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology (B.A.K.) with teacher certification option, and the Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (B.S.K.) which offers two different pre-professional concentrations: Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy,  Students completing these degrees often go on for further graduate study in physical therapy, sport psychology, athletic training, exercise science, recreation, public health etc., or enter into professions such as teaching, personal training, promotions and management, youth programming, coaching and other areas and do so in diverse settings such as schools, private health clubs, nonprofit agencies, corporations, professional sport teams, youth clubs, hospitals, parks and recreation departments and health departments, among others. In addition, five distinct minors can be used to complement majors within the department, or can be pursued by majors outside the department in areas of personal or professional interest. These minors are Coaching, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Kinesiology (general studies), Personal Training, and Pre-Athletic Training.

Residency Requirements
  • At least 32 credits of all majors must be taken in residency at PLU, and at least 16 of those must be taken from within the Department of Kinesiology.
  • At least 8 semester hours for all minors must be taken in residency at PLU and within the Department of Kinesiology.
  • At least 8 credits applied toward a kinesiology minor must be earned independently from the kinesiology major requirements.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN KINESIOLOGY DEGREE (B.A.K.)
Major in Kinesiology

Health and Fitness Education Concentration
66 semester hours
  • BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIOL 206: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • KINS 277: Foundations of Physical Education (2)
  • KINS 279: Teaching Physical Activity (2)
  • KINS 280: Fitness and Recreation, Programming and Delivery (4)
  • KINS 281: Sport Programming and Delivery (4)
  • KINS 320: Nutrition, Health and Performance(4)
  • KINS 322: Physical Education in the Elementary School (2)
  • KINS 326: Adaptive Physical Education (4)
  • KINS 360: Professional Practicum (4)
  • KINS 366: Health Psychology (4)
  • KINS 380: Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KINS 386: Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (4)
  • KINS 395: Comprehensive School Health (4)
  • KINS 478: Motor Learning and Human Performance (4)
  • KINS 486: Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4)
  • KINS 495: Internship (4)
  • KINS 499: Capstone: Senior Seminar (4)
Health and Fitness Education Concentration (with K-12 Teacher Certification)
91 semester hours
  • BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIOL 206: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • KINS 277: Foundations of Physical Education (2)
  • KINS 279: Teaching Physical Activity (2)
  • KINS 280: Fitness and Recreation, Programing and Delivery (4)
  • KINS 281: Sport Programming and Delivery (4)
  • KINS 320: Nutrition, Health and Performance (4)
  • KINS 322: Physical Education in the Elementary School (2)
  • KINS 326: Adaptive Physical Education (4)
  • KINS 360: Professional Practicum (4)
  • KINS 366: Health Psychology (4)
  • KINS 380: Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KINS 386: Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (4)
  • KINS 395: Comprehensive School Health (4)
  • KINS 478: Motor Learning and Human Performance (4)
  • KINS 486: Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4)
  • KINS 490: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (4)
  • EDUC 320: Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
  • EDUC 390: Inquiry into Learning I: Investigation into Learning and Development (4)
  • EDUC 392: Inquiry into Learning II: Investigation into Learning and Development (4)
  • EDUC 450: Inquiry into Learning and Teaching: Reflective Practice Seminar (2) AND EDUC 468: Student Teaching - Secondary (10)
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (4)
  • WRIT 101: Writing Seminar (4)
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Health and Fitness Promotion Concentration
70 semester hours
  • BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
  • BIOL 206: Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
  • KINS 277: Foundations of Physical Education (2)
  • KINS 280: Fitness and Recreation, Program and Delivery (4)
  • KINS 281: Sport Programming and Delivery (4)
  • KINS 320: Nutrition, Health, and Performance (4)
  • KINS 324: Physical Activity and Lifespan (4)
  • KINS 326: Adaptive Physical Education (4)
  • KINS 366: Health Psychology (4)
  • KINS 380: Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KINS 383: Exercise Testing an Prescription (4)
  • KINS 384: Foundations of Health and Fitness Promotion (4)
  • KINS 386: Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (4)
  • KINS 478: Motor Learning and Human Performance (4)
  • KINS 486: Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4)
  • KINS 495: Internship (4)
  • KINS 499: Capstone: Senior Seminar (4)
  • Elective: 4 semester hours in KINS 300-400 level courses
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN KINESIOLOGY DEGREE (B.S.K.)
Major in Kinesiology
Exercise Science Concentration
62 semester hours
  • BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIOL 206: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIOL 225: Molecues, Cells, and Organisms (4)
  • CHEM 105: Chemistry of Life (4)
  • STAT 231: Introductory Statistics (4) OR STAT 232: Introductory Statistics for Psychology Majors (4)
  • KINS 277: Foundations of Physical Education (2)
  • KINS 324: Physical Activity and Lifespan (4) OR KINS 386: Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • KINS 380: Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KINS 383: Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)
  • KINS 478: Motor Learning and Human Performance (4)
  • KINS 483: Clinical Management for Special Populations (4)
  • KINS 486: Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4)
  • KINS 495: Internship (4)
  • KINS 499: Capstone: Senior Seminar (4)
  • Elective: 8 semester hours in KINS 300-400 level courses
Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
72 or 73 semester hours
  • BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIOL 206: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIOL 225: Molecules, Cells, and Organisms (4)
  • BIOL 226: Genes, Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology (4)
  • Two courses from:
    • CHEM 105: Chemistry of Life (4)
    • CHEM 115: General Chemistry I (4)
    • CHEM 116: General Chemistry II (4)
    • CHEM 331: Organic Chemistry I (4)
    • CHEM 333: Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • STAT 231: Introductory Statistics (4) OR STAT 232: Introductory Statistics for Psychology Majors (4)
  • KINS 277: Foundations of Physical Education (2)
  • KINS 380: Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KINS 478: Motor Learning and Human Performance (4)
  • KINS 486: Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4)
  • KINS 495: Internship (4)
  • KINS 499: Capstone: Senior Seminar (4)
  • Elective: 4 semester hours from KINS 300-400 level courses
  • PHYS 125: College Physics I (4) AND PHYS 135: College Physics Lab (1)
  • PHYS 126: College Physics II (4) AND PHYS 136 College Physics Lab (1)
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (4)
  • PSYC 320: Development Across the Lifespan (4) OR PSYC 415: Abnormal Psychology (4)
MINORS
Coaching
20 semester hours
  • KINS 314: Team Building for High Performance Teams (4)
  • KINS 320: Nutrition, Health, and Performance (4)
  • KINS 334: Applied Training and Conditioning (2)
  • KINS 361: Coaching Practicum (2)
  • KINS 390: Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology (4)
  • KINS 411: Coaching Effectiveness (4)
Exercise and Sport Psychology
20 semester hours
  • KINS 366: Health Psychology (4)
  • KINS 386: Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (4)
  • KINS 390: Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology (4)
  • 4 semester hours from:
    • KINS 314: Team Building for High Performance Teams (4)
    • KINS 315: Body Image (4)
    • KINS 324: Physical Activity and Lifespan (4)
    • KINS 411: Coaching Effectiveness (4)
    • BIOL 444: Neurobiology (4)
  • 4 semester hours from:
    • PSYC 310: Personality Theories (4)
    • PSYC 320: Development Across the Lifespan (4)
    • PSYC 330: Social Psychology (4)
Kinesiology  (General Studies)
16 semester hours of PHED/KINS coursework
  • A maximum of six PHED activity course hours (PE) may count toward the Kinesiology minor and at least four semester hours in the minor must be earned in KINS courses at the 300-400 level. KINS 360, 361, 490, and 495 may not be taken toward the General Studies minor. Students with majors in the Department of Kinesiology are not eligible to earn the Kinesiology General Studies minor.
Personal Training
20 semester hours
  • KINS 280: Fitness and Recreation Programming and Delivery (4)
  • KINS 320: Nutrition, Health, and Performance (4)
  • KINS 334: Applied Training and Conditioning (2)
  • KINS 360: Professional Practicum (2)
  • KINS 383: Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)
  • KINS 390: Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology (4)



Pre-Athletic Training
18 semester hours
  • Must be a declared major in Kinesiology (B.S.K.) or have departmental approval.
  • KINS 320: Nutrition, Health, and Performance (4)
  • KINS 326: Adapted Physical Activity (4)
  • KINS 360: Professional Practicum (2)
  • KINS 380: Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KINS 486: Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4)
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