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Kinesiology (KIN)

Steven DeVries, Justus Hallam, Christina Johnson, Kristin Meyer (chair), Ellen Whale

Kinesiology is the interdisciplinary study of human physical activity. The kinesiology major and
courses provide students with opportunities to investigate biological, behavioral, cultural, and
pedagogical aspects of exercise and sport behavior. Teaching Concentration courses emphasize
theory and application of physical education pedagogy, ethics, and administrative concepts
associated with teaching at the elementary and secondary school levels. The Exercise Science
Concentration offers a scientific study of physiological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of
human physical performance for students interested in fitness and wellness professions and
graduate studies in specialized exercise, sport, and health sciences programs. A coaching
education program and elective courses are offered to meet the special interests and needs of

Major: Exercise Science Concentration: A minimum of 10 course credits, including the
following core courses: KIN 111, 206, 207 (or BIO 207), 309, 315, 362, and STA 201; and three
courses selected from KIN 212, 215, 237, 308, 310, 334, and 380 (two course credits maximum).

Teaching Certification: Students who are interested in pursuing K-12 certification to teach
physical education should seek admission to the Teacher Education Program. See the Education
department section for application and certification information (pages 109-111).

Minor: A minimum of six course credits, including the following core courses: KIN 111, 207 (or
BIO 207), and one course to be selected from KIN 206, 212, or 215; plus three electives to be
selected from KIN 205, 206*, 212*, 215*, 220, 237, 308, 309, 310, 311, 315, 318, 334, 362
(capstone), 380 or a topics course offered in the department. At least two of these electives must
be at or above the 300-level. *If not completed as a core course listed above (can’t double count

Coaching Endorsement or Authorization: To obtain a Coaching Endorsement the
individual must complete a major in Elementary Education or coursework leading to secondary
certification and be granted an Iowa Teaching Certificate. The Coaching Authorization is
available to those who do not complete teaching certification requirements or who do not hold
an Iowa Teaching Certificate. Both the Endorsement and the Authorization qualify an individual
to be a head coach or an assistant coach in any sport offered in the Iowa public schools. Students
who complete one of the following programs may apply for the Endorsement or the
Authorization through the Education Department.

Coaching Endorsement: KIN 205 and 237, and completion of a major in Elementary
Education or coursework leading to secondary certification

Coaching Authorization: KIN 205 and 237.

101. Lifetime Physical Fitness and Activities
Instruction in the major components of fitness, the physiological basis of fitness, evaluation of
personal fitness, and individual fitness programming. Instruction and participation in lifetime
physical activities selected from badminton, bicycling, bowling, camping and canoeing, golf,
hiking, racquetball, sailing, skiing, tennis, volleyball, and weight training.

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