OF KINESIOLOGY (KIN)
Department Head: Professor Matthew Curtner-Smith, Office: 106 Moore
The Department of
Kinesiology offers the master of arts degree in Human Performance
Studies with these specializations: sport management, exercise
science, human performance, and sport pedagogy. The latter three
programs are available under Plan I (thesis) and Plan II
(nonthesis). The sport management program involves completing a
“capstone experience” project. In addition, there is a sport
management program that leads to Class A certification. There is
also an alternative master’s program in sport pedagogy which leads
to Class A certification for those with an undergraduate degree in a
non-teaching field. The degree with an emphasis in sport pedagogy
leads to Class A certification, unless the student prefers a
nonteaching degree. Programs leading to the doctor of philosophy
(PhD) degree in human performance with emphases in sport pedagogy
and exercise science are also offered.
There are admission requirements specific to the department
in addition to those in the
Graduate Catalogs on
Criteria. Please pay special attention to the
Degree Requirements section of this catalog for
important information on transfer of course work, time limits, plan of study, admission
the College of Education, note the sections on
Professional Certification, and
Doctoral earlier in this catalog.
KIN 500 Sociology of Sport.
Examines the institution of sport from a sociological perspective.
Provides an opportunity to critically analyze the assumptions
surrounding the social significance of sport through a process of
KIN 506 Techniques of Research. Three hours.
Designed to acquaint the student with the types of research and the
methods and materials necessary for scientific inquiry. Includes the
development of a research proposal, with emphasis on form and style.
KIN 507 Laboratory Techniques.
Theoretical and practical understanding of physiological
instrumentation and measurement in physical education, including
practical laboratory experiences, as preparation for graduate
research or other research opportunities.
KIN 508 Perceptual-Motor
Development. Three hours.
Perceptual-motor development of infants and young children. Current
philosophies, theories, and methods; laboratory work in movement
exploration. A clinical experience is required.
KIN 510 Teaching and Supervising
Elementary School Physical Education. Three hours.
Open to elementary education and physical education majors. Reviews
the essential concepts for successfully teaching grades 1–6;
learning, function, and duties of consultant.
KIN 512 Physical Education
Curriculum. Three hours.
Program content and curriculum planning in grades 1–12 and higher
education; includes developing curriculum plan applicable to one's
KIN 538 Advanced Adapted Physical
Pertinent information concerning legislation, mainstreaming, the
physical education IEP, and movement problems of individuals who
deviate from the norm. A clinical experience is required.
KIN 551 Sport Management Internship.
This course provides students with the opportunity to gain applied,
practical experience in a suitable sport management related setting.
KIN 552 Legal Issues in Sport.
overview of legal issues that frequently arise in the context of
sport and physical activity. Emphasis will be placed on how sport
managers should respond to specific situations based on the law.
KIN 553 Sport Facility Event Manage.
Provides students with an understanding of the factors involved in
planning, designing, equipping, and managing sport facilities and
KIN 555 Sport Finance. Three
An overview of the budgeting process, sources of revenue, types of
expenditures, issued and innovations in financing for sport
KIN 562 Administration of Athletics. Three hours.
Problems and issues in organizing and administering secondary and
college athletic programs.
KIN 566 Evaluation in Physical
Education. Three hours.
Covers practical aspects of measurements and evaluation in schools
and colleges to measure clients, patients, and students. A practical
measurement/evaluation on project is completed.
KIN 585 Laboratory and Field
One to six hours each.
Provides for teaching laboratory, internship, and/or practicum
experiences, according to individual needs and goals.
KIN 588 Sport Marketing and the
This course examines the various components of sport marketing and
consumer culture. Particular emphasis is given to the influence of
the media in promoting sporting goods and products.
KIN 590 Sports/Dance Workshop.
One to six hours.
In-depth study of physical education subject matters (gymnastics,
dance, fitness, aquatics, track and field, and sports/games)
focusing on content, theoretical frameworks, and educational
perspectives. Students enroll in 1-credit-hour workshops according
to individual needs and certification requirements.
KIN 592 Physiology of Exercise. Three hours.
Designed to be an overview of the human physiological response to
KIN 593 Organization and
Implementation of Adult Fitness Programs. Three hours.
Designed to provide practical experience in organizing and
implementing adult fitness programs.
KIN 595 Workshop in Physical
Education. One to three hours.
This course is designed to help students improve their ability to
teach elementary, secondary, and/or college physical education and
understand theory and research as it is applied in each setting.
KIN 596 Independent Study in
Physical Education. One to three hours.
Designed to provide the opportunity for independent study in a
specific area of physical education.
KIN 598 Nonthesis Research. Three hours.
Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in physical
KIN 599 Thesis Research. Three
Research in a selected area of physical education.
KIN 602 Readings in Physical
Education. Three hours.
An independent readings course for doctoral students.
KIN 603 Special Projects in Physical
Education. Three hours.
Experimental or analytical investigations of problems in physical
education, arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students.
KIN 604 Seminar in Physical
Education. Three hours.
Critical issues in athletics, curriculum, instruction, evaluation,
research, fitness, individual differences, and financial support.
KIN 612 Research in Physical
An examination of the development, design, and application of
research in physical education/teacher education.
KIN 622 Analysis of Research on
Teaching in Physical Education. Three hours.
A thorough analysis of published research on teaching in physical
KIN 632 Systematic Observation in
An examination of analytical techniques used to collect and evaluate
data related to teacher and student behaviors. Instruction in the
development and use of systematic observation instruments is
KIN 642 Instructional Design in
Physical Education in Higher Education.
An examination of methods, applications, and current research
related to instructional design.
KIN 685 Fieldwork and Laboratory
Experience. One to six hours each.
Arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students.
Participation and research in schools and agencies.
KIN 690 Exercise in Health and
Disease. Three hours.
Designed to acquaint the student with the health benefits of regular
physical activity and exercise. The most recent research literature
is critically analyzed.
KIN 691 Research Studies in
Sociology of Human Performance. Three hours.
Provides students with an in-depth understanding of the literature
on the occupational socialization of physical education teachers.
KIN 692 Seminar in Exercise Physiology.
Provides an opportunity to study in depth the scientific literature
related to various exercise physiology topics. May be taken more
KIN 698 Nondissertation Research. Three
Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing.
Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in kinesiology.
KIN 699 Dissertation Research.
Three to twelve hours.
Design, research, and/or analytical investigation of a problem in
the field of kinesiology to satisfy the dissertation requirement for
the doctoral degree.