Houston Baptist University Catalog

Kinesiology (KINE) Course Descriptions

KINE 1310, Basic Helth Assessment and Terminology
This course is a study of the basic structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, roots, and general rules and guidelines. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation, spelling, and application of general rules for translation and composition of medical terms. Commonly used medical terms are presented for ech body system. This course also provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a detailed health assessment of individuals across the age continuum. Emphasis is placed on obtaining a systematic health history and physical exam using the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.

KINE 2202 Creating a Wellness Lifestyle
Provides information regarding the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. In addition, nutrition, disease control, stress management, proper diet and exercise procedures are emphasized. Pre-selected physical activities will be conducted during many of the class sessions to allow the application of principles taught in the lecture sessions. Students are expected to design and implement a wellness plan during the class. Required for all baccalaureate degrees.

KINE 2304, Athletic Training Internship I
Practical experience supervised by a Texas licensed athletic trainer. The course's emphasis is on learning and mastering clinical skills appropriate to skill level. A minimum of 300 clinical hours must be accumulated for the internship.

KINE 2305, Athletic Training Internship II
Prerequisite: formal retention within the ATEP or permission of instructore
Practical experience supervised by a Texas licensed athletic trainer. The course's emphasis is on learning and mastering clinical skills appropriate to skill level. A minimum of 300 clinical hours must be accumulated for the internship.

KINE 2310 Foundations of Kinesiology
Prerequisite: Kinesiology major or minor
Students will study the various areas of kinesiology and will learn basic information concerning each discipline studied. Students will also study the history and philosophy of kinesiology, and will develop their own philosophy or goals regarding the kinesiology field. Field trips, guest speakers, class projects, and lectures are utilized to highlight the different fields such as exercise science, teaching, coaching, sports psychology and sociology, and sports media.

KINE 2320 Sport Psychology
Prerequisite: PSYC 1313
An introduction to the field of health psychology, which is devoted to understanding how people stay healty, why they become ill, and how they respond to illness and disease. Topics will be discussed from local, national, and global perspectives and will include the behavioral aspects of the health care system, exercise and nutrition, health-compromising behaviors, stress, AIDS, and the etiology and correlates of health, disease, and dysfunction.

KINE 2334 Tests and Measurements in Kinesiology
Introductory course in the area of measurement and evaluation in kinesiology. Fundamental statistics and practical experiences of administering and taking physical education skills tests are included. Students also learn how to construct knowledge tests.

KINE 2335 Sports and Fitness Activities
Methods and materials are provided in the areas of teaching team and individual activities to elementary and secondary students, church recreation programs, or summer recreation programs. A variety of activities will be presented such as archery, golf, horseshoes, table tennis, bowling, pickleball, and badminton to name a few. Students will also be required to develop an activity and teach it to the class as well as take tests, and learn the rules of the sport activities that are taught.

KINE 2336 Strategies and Principles of Coaching
An overview of strategies and principles involved in coaching are emphasized. In addition, organization and administration of practices and games is discussed. The student will learn to develop drills and teach students in the proper developmental sequences appropriate for both junior and senior high school age students.

KINE 2337, Standard First Aid/CPR
Prerequisite: None
Students will be given information that will allow them to recognize when an emergency has occurred, how to follow a plan of action, and how to provide care for injuries or sudden illnesses until professional medical help arrives. Students will learn how to splint, bandage, care for individuals experiencing a diabetic coma, stroke, shock, heat exhaustion, or burns, and administer one person CPR on an infant, child, and adult. Role-playing, and outside class and in-class assignments are used to demonstrate and teach the necessary skills. Certification is received in both CPR and first-aid from the American Red Cross.

KINE 2340 Health Psychology
Health Psychology is an introductory course dealing with the major content areas of health psychology. Topics include an overview of the field of health psychology, major body systems, important theoretical models for explaining, promoting, and changing health behaviors, moderators for stress and coping, and an introduction to health services including patient provider relations. The psychosocial aspects of pain, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions will be introduced. (Also offered as PSYC 2340)

KINE 3210 Exercise Prescription
Prerequisite: KINE 2230, 1350, or 2310; Must be taken concurrently with KINE 3393
An upper level required class designed to enhance the student's ability to develop wellness activities appropriate for specific populations, such as senior citizens, preschool students, fitness classes, day care students, or other individuals with special needs.

KINE 3232 Wellness for Special Populations
Students will be taught wellness concepts and techniques that will enable them to determine body composition, test flexibility, measure muscular strength and endurance, and determine cardiorespiratory capabilities. In addition, on test subjects students will learn the concepts involved in prescribing an exercise program and how to plan a proper exercise program for specific populations based on information learned and test results.

KINE 3301 Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries
Prerequisite: KINE 2310
Basic instruction in the prevention, care, and evaluation of athletic injuries through lectures, discussions, and laboratories, for the future trainer, coach, or physical education instructor.

KINE 3304, Athletic Training Internship III
Practical experience supervised by a Texas licensed athletic trainer. The course's emphasis is on learning and mastering clinical skills appropriate to skill level. A minimum of 300 clinical hours must be acculumlated for the internship.

KINE 3305, Nutrition for Health
A course designed to study foods and their effects upon health, development, and performance of the individual. The student will be introduced to concepts of nutrition for optimal health, sports nutrition, and basic essential nutrient dietary needs.

KINE 3315, Athletic Training Internship IV
Practical experience supervised by a Texas licensed athletic trainer. The course's emphasis is on learning and mastering clinical skills appropriate to skill level. A minimum fo 300 clinical hours must be accumulated for the internship.

KINE 3360 Administration in Sports and Kinesiology
Prerequisite: KINE 2310
Students will learn leadership, management, communication, and motivation skills necessary for dealing with sports and kinesiology programs. In addition, the course will cover human resource issues, public relation opportunities, how to develop partnerships and market wellness and sport programs. Other areas also covered are risk management, facility management, finances, transportation, and law issues.

KINE 3370 Fieldwork in Sports Administration
This internship course provides students with real world experience in the area of sport management. Students are placed based on internship site availability.

KINE 3393 Physiology of Exercise
Prerequisite: KINE 2230, 1350, or 2310, and BIOL 2404 with grade C or better
A course concerning human physiology and its relationship to exercise. All systems in the body are studied with regard to how each system reacts and adapts to the stress of exercise. Must be taken simultaneously with KINE 4293.

KINE 3395 Kinesiology/Applied Biomechanics
Prerequisites: KINE 2310 (or 1350 or 2230), KINE 3393 and BIOL 2404
Muscles of the human body and their functions in relation to movement will be studied. Simple examples and analyses of human motion will be studied in an effort to acquaint the student with the reasons for teaching specific sport movements.

KINE 3398 Foundations of Health Instruction
Prerequisite: KINE 2230, 1350 or 2310
The class emphasizes the dimensions of wellness and how to teach school age children (K-12) and or adults. Areas that will be covered involve the health components (cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition), proper hygiene, sex education, disease prevention, drug use prevention, mental health stability, environmental health management, and stress management. In addition to learning details about the health components, students will learn how to teach, develop, and present health lessons to a class of students of individual with whom a student is developing a wellness program.

KINE 3410, Evaluation of Sports Injuries
Prerequisite: KINE 2337; BIOL 1414 or CHEM 1404; BIOL 2404; formal admission to the athletic training internship program (or instructor's permission).
This course is designed for athletic training students seeking Texas Licensure. This course includes an in-depth inquiry into the anatomical and physiological process associated with the occurrence of injuries to athletes and physically active individuals. By recognizing the signs and symptoms and then interpreting results of special tests, the student will develop techniques and methods with which to accurately evaluate and determine the extent of the injury sustained. This course focuses on the evaluation process for common injuries and conditions sustained by athletes that are related to the upper and lower extremities of the body. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions.

KINE 3420, Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation
Prerequisite: KINE 2410; BIOL 2404; KINE 3304; formal admittance to the Athletic Training Internship Program; (or instructor's permission)
This course will focus on the theoretical basis of exercise, techniques and specific rehabilitative programs to give the student a basic competency level in designing and implementation of therapeutic exercise programs for the injured athlete. An understanding of the concepts of range of motion, strength, power, endurance, and return to activity will be obtained in this course.

KINE 4304, Athletic Training Internship V
Practical experience supervised by a Texas licensed athletic trainer. The course's emphasis is on learning and mastering clinical skills appropriate to skill level. A minimum of 300 clinical hours must be accumulated for the internship.

KINE 4305, Athletic Training Internship VI
Practical experience supervised by a Texas licensed athletic trainer. The course's emphasis is on learning and mastering clinical skills appropriate to skill level. A minimum of 300 clinical hours must be accumulated for the internship.

KINE 4323 Motor Learning
Prerequisites: BIOL 2404; KINE 2310(or 2230 or KINE 1350); and KINE 3393
A course structured around the basics of human movement and motor performance. Subject matter includes perceptual-motor foundations of physical education with emphasis on the state of the performer and his ability to learn motor skills.

KINE 4328 Wellness and Fitness in EC-12 Schools
Prerequisite: KINE 2310 (or 2230 or 1350)
This course is designed to introduce the kinesiology major to practical concepts and programs that are presently being taught in elementary, junior high, and secondary physical education programs. The course includes information on daily and unit lesson plan preparation, class organization, classroom management, and field experience. A big part of this class is devoted to what is going on in the schools, as well as what is effective and valuable in a modern physical education curriculum. (12-hour practicum included)

KINE 4340 Wellness Internship
Prerequisite: KINE 2310 (or 2230 or 1350); KINE 4370; and BIOL 2404 with a grade of C or better; completion of 22 hours of Kinesiology courses (excluding activity courses); senior standing
A field experience in kinesiology involving supervised experiences working in either an on-campus or off-campus setting that must be approved by the Kinesiology Department. This student will be required to complete 200 field experience hours. In addition, the class will complete a portfolio of work assigned by the profession.

KINE 4351 Sports Facility and Event Management
This course will focus on elements of planning, design and management related to maintenance, operations, security, and marketing for successful facility and event managaement of high school, collegiate, professional and recreational facilities and events. During the semester, students will get hands-on experience through the planning of their own event, and upon completion of the course, students will then be prepared to design, run, and evaluate a key event.

KINE 4352 Sports Media and Ethics
The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to reflect on and discuss ethical and media concerns in athletics. It is designed to allow students the opportunity to examine the concepts of ethics throughout sport without being limited to just considering those competing on the field or court. Topics will include ergogenic aids, exploitation, cheating, genetic enhancement, violence and spectatorship, as well as broadcast and social media.

KINE 4353 Sports Law
This course is designed to enable students to expand their knowledge on laws, rules, and regulations surrounding sport and recreation, including legal issues associated with sports, sporting events, sports-related industries, sports programs, athletic education, recreation management and their constituents. Topics include negligence, property and premises law, risk management, contract law, constitutional law, and sports legislation.

KINE 4363 Sports Sociology
Prerequisite: KINE 2310(or 2230 or 1350)
Sport Sociology is designed to thoughtfully examine and analyze the role of sports in modern society. Understanding sports as a part of our American culture is appropriate in analyzing the many subcultures involved in the world of sport.

KINE 4370 Research in Kinesiology
Prerequisite: KINE 2310 (or 2230 or 1350); completion of 22 hours of Kinesiology courses (excluding activity courses); and senior standing
Research in current issues of kinesiology will be addressed to provide information regarding the field of kinesiology. Students will write a research paper and give a presentation addressing the issues. Additional research projects will be assigned.

For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health.