Human Kinetics

The Department of Human Kinetics offers six 3-credit courses at the 100-level and several 1.5-credit skills courses at the 100- and 200-levels (see course descriptions or the 3c credit courses below):

HKIN 115 – Principles of Human Movement (3 credits)
HKIN 136 - Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (3 credits)
HKIN 150 - Introduction to Sport in the Humanities (3 credits)
HKIN 151 - Applied Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credits)
HKIN 152 - Applied Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credits)
HKIN 154 - Introducation to Ethics of Sport (3 credits)

HKIN 115, 136, 151,152, one of HKIN 150 or 154, and 3cr of skills are required first-year courses for all students in the Human Kinetics programs (both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science). These courses are not open to students in any other programs.

Course Descriptions from the Current Academic Calendar:

Skills
Each skill is 1.5 credits. a list can be found in the Academic Calendar:  Students must take four skills over two years, normally two per year. Level I skills are prerequisites for Level II skills. A skill may be taken only once.

Students enrolled in the pre-education major must choose four additional skills, two skills in each of the third and fourth years.  Of the twelve required activities students must take low organized games, outdoor education camp, gymnastics, advanced gymnastics, one dance or movement education, one exercise and health-related fitness skill, one team skill, and one additional 200 level skill course.

115 Introduction to Human Movement
This course will provide students with an overview of the many and varied aspects of the study of human movement and physical activity to include; the sociocultural fields of philosophy, history and sociology, as well as the exercise sciences of biomechanics and exercise physiology, including applied exercise physiology. Additionally, the fields of child growth and development, personal health, adaptive physical activity, sport management and coaching will be included. Finally, students will learn reading, writing and analytic skills in class and through their lab. Three credits and lab

136 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of sport and exercise psychology, and how they apply to teaching, coaching, and fitness instruction. Credit will be granted for only one of HKIN 136 or HKIN 236. Three credits and lab.

150 Introduction to Sport in the Humanities
This course serves as an introduction to the philosophical and sociocultural dimensions of sport. Topics include the nature of sport, rules and values in sport, and avenues for further study of sport in the humanities. Ideas to be explored include the conceptualization of sport, the significance of sport, knowledge and excellence in sport, the beauty of sport, right and wrong in sport, and the morality of sport. Credit will be granted for only one of HKIN 150 or HKIN 250. Three credits.

151 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The human body is able to operate by the intricate coordination of multiple systems. Each has a purpose, and is regulated at cellular, tissue, and organ levels. The focus of this course is to understand the structure, function, and organization of major systems. Individual and combined functions will be outlined for the nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems. Students will explore these concepts in complementary laboratory activities. Credit will be granted for only one of HKIN 151 or BIOL 251 or BIOL 151. Three credits and a lab.

152 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
The human body is able to operate by the intricate coordination of multiple systems. Each has a purpose, and is regulated at cellular, tissue, and organ levels. The focus of this course is to understand the structure, function, and organization of major systems. Individual and combined functions will be outlined for the cardiorespiratory, endocrine, and digestive systems, among others. Students will explore these concepts in complementary laboratory activities. Credit will be granted for only one of HKIN 152 or BIOL 252 or BIOL 152. Three credits and a lab

154 Introduction to Ethics of Sport
This course will introduce students to some of the main themes, topics and issues in ethics of sport. The course is designed to provide an introduction and critical analysis of classic and contemporary readings in the ethics of sport. We will explore issues such as fair play and cheating, doping, equity and gender, the use of animals in sport, violence, and disability. Credit will be granted for only one of HKIN 154 or HKIN 254. Three credits.

Please refer to Section 9.22 Human Kinetics in the Academic Calendar.

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