The diverse curriculum of Northwestern’s kinesiology department not only teaches you principles for healthy living, it also gives you opportunities to apply what you’re learning to help others improve their health and lifestyle. And a healthy lifestyle is a strong foundation for building healthy relationships with others—both professionally and personally.
Completion of the health minor and completion of a 30-hour teaching major meets the Iowa Department of Education guidelines for a health specialist, which permits the instruction of health in the Iowa public schools.
|KIN 101 - Concepts of Physical Fitness
The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthy living.(2 credits)
|KIN 210 - Personal and Community Health
A foundational course designed for students to become informed about
health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the
maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their
community. The course is intended to provide a comprehensive coverage of
health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and
diseases, aging, dying and death, safety and accident prevention,
environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion.
Prerequisite: KIN101. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
|KIN 234 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
(3 credits)An introduction to athletic injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, care
rehabilitation: including basic wrapping and taping techniques.Prerequisite: BIO102,
115, 121 or permission of instructor. A fee is associated with this course
|KIN 236 - Nutrition for Life
The study of principles of nutrition and the application of these principles to a healthy lifestyle. Prerequisite: KIN101. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
|KIN 237 - Substance Abuse
The study of the history, composition and use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, including their reactions relative to therapeutic values, their known and potentially injurious effects on the human body, and methods for prevention, intervention and rehabilitation of those who would use, or have used, these substances. Prerequisite: KIN101. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
|PSY 221SS - Developmental Psychology: Childhood
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) This course explores
the development of the child from the prenatal period into adolescence.
Children's physical, cognitive, emotional, personality, social, moral and
faith development is examined. Psychological research methods for
studying children are covered.
|SOC 210 - Marriage and Family
|BIO 102SN - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
(4 credits)(IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An
introduction to the structure and function of the human body.
Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week. Does not count toward a
biology major or minor. A fee is associated with this course
|OR complete both courses:
|BIO 121 - Introduction to Human Anatomy
(4 credits) An introduction to the anatomical structures of the human body. The
focus of the
course will be on structures of: cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. The systems studied will include (but not necessarily limited to) integument, bone, skeletal system
(including joints), muscle, cardiovascular, nervous, lymphatic, endocrine,
respiratory, renal, reproductive and gastrointestinal.Concurrent requisite: CHE101
or 111.A fee is associated with this course.
|BIO 122 - Introduction to Human Physiology
(4 credits) An introduction to the physiology of the human body. The focus of the
be on homeostasis and the function of: biomolecules, cells and tissues, organs and organ systems. The contribution of each of the following organ systems to physiologic home
ostasis will be examined: nervous, muscle, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory,
renal, reproductive and gastrointestinal. Prerequisite: CHE101 or 111; Concurrent
requisite: CHE102 or 112.There is a fee associated with this course
|Choose one course: 3-4
|KIN 230 - Physiological Adaptations to Exercise
The study of the physiological effects of exercise on the human body. Prerequisite: BIO102 or 115. (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
|KIN 325WI - Physiology of Exercise
(4 credits)(Writing intensive) The study of the physiological effect of
exercise on the human body. Emphasis will be given to metabolism,
neuromuscular physiology, cardiopulmonary physiology, and the integration
of all physiology systems.
Note: Course includes one 90-minute laboratory period per week.
Prerequisites: BIO121 and 122 or BIO221 and 222, CHE101 and 102 or CHE111
and 112, or permission of instructor.
|Pass first aid competency with current CPR and first aid certification
|KIN 104 - First Aid
An intensive course in first aid, including lectures, demonstrations and practice in accident prevention and treatment of injuries. First aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification will be secured upon successful completion of the course.(1 credit)
|Total credits required: 26-32