Physical Education Minor

The physical education minor satisfies state secondary teaching endorsement requirements in physical education. You must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program. See the education department listing for requirements.

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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 202 - Organization and Administration of Physical Education
A study of philosophy, objectives, curricular development, and organization and administration of programs of instruction used in physical education.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
KIN 206 - Teaching of Sports
Knowledge of and skill development in individual, dual and team sports with emphasis on unit plan formulation and teaching methods for various grade levels.Prerequisite: sophomore class standing.(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 taping techniques.Prerequisite: BIO102, 115, 121 or permission of instructor. A fee is associated with this course (
KIN 338 - Adapted Physical Education
Developing increased knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness of individuals with special needs, acquiring the ability to select and modify tasks and experiences for selected populations, and to adjust learning opportunities to meet varied needs. Prerequisite: sophomore class standing. (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)
KIN 403 - Motor Learning
Understanding of theoretical constructs of learning and knowledge of motor learning principles relating to response mechanisms, feedback, motivation, stress anxiety factors, and the influence of psycho-social elements in the acquisition of complex movements. (3 credits)
Choose one course:
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.

Competency requirements:

Pass physical fitness competency examination
Choose one
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: 24-26