Fitness Management

The career concentration in fitness management helps prepare you to enter the commercial fitness industry. The kinesiology core requirements are intended to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience in exercise assessment and programming, physical fitness activities, and teaching/leadership methods that could be applied in a commercial fitness setting. The business cognate requirements are intended to give you competencies in marketing, management and accounting.

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Required courses:

BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
(3 credits) This course introduces students to marketing terminology; defines the elements necessary in moving a product, service or idea from concept to market sales; and enables students to understand and replicate the marketing process at an entry level.
KIN 125 - Aerobic Activity
KIN 127 - Weight Training
KIN 180 - Introduction to Kinesiology
Introduction to the field of kinesiology including aims, objectives, history, philosophy, programs, principles, basic concepts of organization and administration, professional organizations, and the relationship of Christian commitment to the field.(3 credits)
KIN 215 - Principles of Personal Training
(3 credits)(Alternate years; consult department) Introductory knowledge andpractice in the area of personal fitness training, focusing on theprinciples of client consultation, goal-setting, screening andrisk-stratification, education-based client training, exercise programdevelopment, facility management, and liability.Prerequisites: KIN 115 and 180.
KIN 229 - Leadership in Sport Management
This course introduces students to the management and leadership opportunities and skills required in the sport and fitness industry. The applied skills of organizational planning, human resource management, problem solving, communication and motivation in a sport leadership context are the primary focus in this course. (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
KIN 233 - Anatomical Kinesiology
The study of human movement based on anatomical and mechanical principles. Emphasis is placed on the application of these principles in the analysis of human sports performance. Prerequisite: BIO102, 115, 121 or permission of the instructor. (3 credits)
KIN 234 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
(3 credits) An introduction to athletic injury prevention, recognition,evaluation, care and rehabilitation: including basic wrapping and tapingtechniques. Adult first aid certification will be secured upon successfulcompletion of the course.Note: Includes one lab period per week.Prerequisite: BIO 102, 115, 121 or permission of instructor.
KIN 241 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology I
Provides exposure to a variety of careers related to fitness, therapy, or sport management. Prerequisite: KIN180 or 182. (1 credit)
KIN 341 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology II
Provides practical work experience in fitness, therapy, or sport management settings. Prerequisite: KIN241. (1 credit)
KIN 417 - Internship
(4 credits may apply toward the major)
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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 325 - Physiology of Exercise
No course description available.
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KIN 236 - Nutrition for Life
The study of principles of nutrition and the application of these principles to a healthy lifestyle. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
KIN 370 - Nutrition for Health Care Professions
The study of the fundamental principles of normal nutrition and the importance of nutrition in promoting growth and health. Emphasis will be given to the basic food constituents and their physiological relationships within the body. Consideration will also be given to family and community needs across the lifespan.Prerequisites: CHE101/102 or CHE111/112, BIO121/122 or BIO221/222.(3 credits)
KIN 371 - Sports Nutrition
No course description available.
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KIN 330 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
Provides knowledge and practical experience in physical fitness assessments, interpretation of assessment results, and exercise prescription. Emphasis is placed on assessments within a clinical or research setting.Prerequisite: KIN325 or permission of instructor.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
KIN 402 - Assessment in Physical Education
Introduction to measurement theory and basic statistical analysis, and practical experience in measuring physical fitness, motor skills, social development, knowledge and test construction.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
Pass first aid competency with current CPR and first aid certification
KIN 104 - First Aid
(1 credit) An intensive course in first aid, including lectures,demonstrations and practice in accident prevention and treatment ofinjuries. American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid andAdult/Child/Infant CPR/AED certification will be secured upon successfulcompletion of this course.Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

Total credits required: 31-36

Note: Internships range from 2-12 credits. The maximum credits applied to the major is noted under the 417 course designation.