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presentations, small group and peer teaching. Prerequisites: Kinesiology major or minor and
junior standing or permission of the instructor. Alternate years.

324. Elementary Physical Education Methods
Methods for teaching physical education to elementary school pupils. Rhythms, low and high
organization games, elementary gymnastics, classroom management, and audiovisual and
computer applications. Emphasis on movement education and curriculum development.
Includes fifteen hours of observation-practicum in the schools. Prerequisites: pursuing

education certification or major and permission of instructor. Alternate years.

327. Adaptive Physical Education
Philosophy and applications of physical education for persons with special needs and
disabilities. Emphasis on designing appropriate programs and activities and teaching
methodology. Includes fifteen hours of observation-practicum in the schools. Prerequisites:
Pursuing education certification or major, and permission of department chair. Offered upon


331. Physical Education Methods for Secondary School
Preparation for the teaching of physical education activities in the secondary grades. Current
trends in curriculum, planning for lessons, selection of appropriate teaching and evaluation
methods, classroom management, and audiovisual and computer applications. Includes fifteen
hours of observation-practicum in the schools. Prerequisite: pursuing secondary certification or

permission of instructor. Alternate years.

334. Motor Learning
Process and factors related to the acquisition and performance of motor skills. General learning
theories applied to motor learning and performance. Other topics include physical abilities and
capabilities, psychological and mental factors influencing performance, training procedures,

environmental and social factors. Prerequisite: KIN 206.

338. Advanced Athletic Training
Advanced care and prevention of athletic injuries. The course deals with specific physical
conditions, disorders, and injuries common to the athletic setting. Preventative measures,
evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries are covered in depth. Prerequisites:

KIN 237 and junior standing.

355-359. Advanced Topics in Kinesiology
In-depth study of selected topics of current interest in the field of kinesiology. Offered subject to
the availability of faculty. See Topics Courses.

362. Exercise Testing and Prescription
Practical application of physiological principles related to the assessment of functional physical
capacity and the prescription of exercise for healthy adult populations, based upon American
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) health-related fitness recommendations. Development of
practical skills and professionalism for performing fitness assessments, including: the pre-
participation screening; heart rate and blood pressure at rest and during exercise; and
assessments of body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility.
Includes interpretation of health-related fitness assessment results and the prescription of
appropriate fitness programs for improving musculoskeletal strength and flexibility,

cardiorespiratory fitness, and weight loss. Prerequisites: KIN 111, 309, and 315.

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