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2018-19

Kinesiology

Dr. Jeffrey Cherubini
Chair of the Department

The Kinesiology Curriculum

The Kinesiology curriculum is structured to prepare graduates who are not only trained in a specific area of the profession but also who are developed as people possessing distinctive cultural and spiritual attributes, with training in reason and logic, and an extensive knowledge of fundamental scientific processes and practical applications. Putting theory into practice, Kinesiology students gain real-world understanding through a variety of service, research, practicum, internship and student-teaching experiences. With this, every effort is made in the professional courses to correlate the theory of general education as it applies to the Physical Education Teacher K-12 and Exercise Science majors.

The curriculum provides a strong and relevant foundation for continued study in graduate schools in such areas as physical therapy, physical education, health education, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, special education, adapted physical activity, curriculum and instruction, supervision and administration, health promotion/community health, sport and exercise psychology, athletic training, sports medicine, and other education/health-related professions.

The objectives of the Department of Kinesiology are to prepare graduates who will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying scientific foundations of kinesiology (exercise science and physical education) and its applications to planning, professional practice, and evaluation.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, historical, and philosophical dimensions of kinesiology and its applications to planning, professional practice, and evaluation.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between physical activity participation and health, wellness, and quality of life.
  4. Critically evaluate scholarly work related to kinesiology and demonstrate the ability to make practical applications based on this research.
  5. Observe, analyze, and evaluate human movement and apply instructional intervention.
  6. Plan, implement, and assess a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with professional standards to address the diverse needs of all learners.
  7. Demonstrate pedagogical knowledge in their discipline and the skills to apply this knowledge to positively impact all learners.
  8. Demonstrate professional responsibility and the dispositions to grow professionally.
  9. Demonstrate an appreciation and commitment to physical activity practice.

Kinesiology students may choose one of two majors: Physical Education Teacher K-12 or Exercise Science.

Physical Education Teacher K-12

The Physical Education Teaching K-12 major is designed to prepare teachers and leaders for elementary and secondary schools. The program also provides a solid foundation for continued graduate school study in physical education, health education, special education, adapted physical activity, curriculum and instruction, supervision and administration, and other education related fields. The program is approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Program completion leads to NYS teaching certification in Physical Education K-12. NYSED has certification reciprocity agreements with many other states. The program is also accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Minor in Adapted Physical Education

All physical education and exercise science majors are eligible for a minor in Adapted Physical Education upon completion of these courses with a grade of C or higher in each course.

KIN 423Adapted Physical Activity3
KIN 424Adapted Exercise & Sport3
KIN 421Therapeutic Recreation2
EDUC 301Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities3
EDUC 408Management of Behavior and Learning for At-Risk and Disabled3
Total Credits14

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science major prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of physical activity, exercise, sport, recreation, rehabilitation, wellness and health promotion environments. The program provides a solid foundation for continued graduate school study in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, adapted physical activity, health promotion/community health, sport and exercise psychology, athletic training, sports medicine, and other health-related/medical professions. Exercise Science courses also contribute to the requirements for certification as an exercise specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine and/or as a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Preparation for Graduate Study in Physical Therapy and Other Health Professions

Students preparing for professional school admission in physical therapy and other health professions should major in Exercise Science and heed the following advice. Prerequisites for graduate study may include, but may not be restricted to, the following elective courses:

MATH 155Calculus for the Life Sciences I (First Year)3
or MATH 100 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
MATH 230Elementary Statistics (First Year)3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I (Second Year - Fall)4
PHYS 195Principles of Physics I Lab0
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II (Second Year - Spring)4
PHYS 196Principles of Physics II Lab0
CHEM 101General Chemistry I (Third Year - Fall)3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 102General Chemistry II (Third Year - Spring)3
CHEM 104General Chemistry Laboratory II1
PSYC 421Abnormal Psychology (Fourth Year - substitute for KIN 303)3
Total Credits25

Minor in Psychology

Exercise Science majors may earn a minor in Psychology by completing 15 credits in Psychology courses planned in consultation with and approval of the Chair of the Psychology.

PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
Additional credits in Psychology *12
Total Credits15

Minor in Business

Exercise Science majors may earn a minor in Business by completing 15 credits in Businness courses with permission from the Assistant Dean of Education & Health. The minor in Business requires the completion of the following course sequence:

ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I3
ECON 203Microeconomics3
MGMT 201Introduction to Management (Economics Elective)3
MKTG 201Essentials of Marketing3
Business Elective (with proper prerequisites)3
Total Credits15

Minor in Biology

Exercise Science majors may earn a minor in Biology by completing 15 credits in Biology courses planned in consultation with and approval of the Chair of the Biology Department.  Eight of these credits must be the General Biology sequence (BIOL 111-114).  The remaining credits must be chosen from courses that satisfy Biology B.S. major requirements.  Exercise Science majors interested in the Biology minor are advised to substitute General Biology (BIOL 111-114) for Principles of Biology (BIOL 115-118).

Physical Educational Teacher K-12 Major Requirements

Criteria for Formal Admission to Teacher Education in Physical Education

  1. Receive a grade of C+ or better in ENGL 110. Students who receive a grade of  C or C- must take ENGL 210 as a follow-up to ENGL 110. Students who receive a grade of D must retake ENGL 110 .
  2. Successfully complete the Freshman and Sophomore Science Sequence, and MATH 230 or MATH 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. Successfully complete KIN 110 with a grade of “C” or better. SAVE and Child Abuse requirements are contained within this course.
  4. Successfully complete the Kinesiology Majors Skills Camp (KIN 114, KIN 116, KIN 120) with a grade of "C" or better and a grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  5. Successfully complete EDUC 201 and EDUC 202 with a grade of "C" or better and a grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  6. Successfully complete KIN 213, KIN 217, and the Sophomore Skills Sequence with a grade of "C" or better and a grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  7. Have both an overall Grade Point Average and academic concentration average of 2.75 or better with a "C" or better in all academic concentration coursework.
  8. Receive a majority vote from Kinesiology faculty and exhibit professional behavior as defined by program faculty and stated on course syllabi.

Formal admission into the teacher education program. Students applying for formal admission into teacher education can receive one of three responses:

  • Unconditional admittance into the program. If the student successfully meets all criteria he/she is formally admitted into the program and may proceed with the program of studies.
  • Conditional admittance into the program. If the student has met most of the criteria and will be eligible for unconditional admittance by the end of the following semester (fifth semester) he/she may continue in the program and enroll in kinesiology or education courses for that semester. At the end of the conditional semester, the student automatically advances to unconditional admittance if all criteria are met. If the conditions are not met, the student will not be allowed to take additional upper division kinesiology or education courses until unconditional status is achieved. The student must reapply if unconditional status is not met by the end of the conditional semester.
  • Denied for admittance into the program. If a student has a number of deficiencies which will take longer than one semester to correct, his/her application will be denied. The student will not be allowed to continue with kinesiology or education classes until conditional admittance is achieved. When conditional admittance status is achieved, the student must  meet the criteria listed under conditional admittance. The student in this category must reapply for admission to teacher education in physical education when he/she can document having met the criteria for admission.

Physical Education Teacher K-12 Major - Curriculum/Courses

First Year
KIN 100Intro Teaching Physical Ed (Fall) 30 hrs. fieldwork required2
KIN 110Personal Wellness3
KIN 229Gymnastics & Rhythmic Activities (Spring)2
KIN 246Aerobic Conditioning2
Aquatics (one aquatics course required - KIN 103, 104, or 401)1
BIOL 103Introduction to Biology (Fall)3
ENGL 110First Year Composition3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 151 Topics in Modern Math
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
SPCH 204Fundamentals of Speech3
Modern Foreign Language (both Fall & Spring)6
Kinesiology Majors Skills Camp (12 Days)
KIN 114Small Crafts (Spring - May Camp)1
KIN 116Leisure Sports & Activities (Spring - May Camp)1
KIN 120Outdoor Adventures (Spring - May Camp)2
Total Credits35
Second Year
KIN 101Team Sports I (Spring)2
KIN 213Quality Physical Education for Elementary Schools (Fall)3
KIN 217Motor Learning (Spring)3
KIN 337Track & Field & Country (Fall)2
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I (Fall)4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II (Spring)4
EDUC 201Principles and Practices of Education 15 hours fieldwork required3
EDUC 202Psychology of Education (Spring) 15 hours fieldwork required3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
RELS Elective (200 Level)3
ART Elective3
Total Credits33
Third Year
KIN 113Team Sports II (Fall)2
KIN 305Quality Physical Education for Secondary Schools (Spring) **3
KIN 331Contemporary Activities (Fall)2
KIN 412Org & Admin Of Phys Educ (Spring)2
KIN 422Curriculum & Assessment (Spring)3
KIN 423Adapted Physical Activity (Fall) ********* 15 hours fieldwork required3
EDUC 301Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities 15 hours fieldwork required3
EDUC 360Language and Literacy 15 hours fieldwork required3
EDUC 408Management of Behavior and Learning for At-Risk and Disabled 10 hours fieldwork required 3
BIOL 306Physiology of Exercise (Fall) ***3
BIOL 307Physiology Of Exercise Lab (Fall)0
BIOL 309Anatomical Kinesiology (Spring) ***2
BIOL 315Anatomical Kinesiology- Lab (Spring)0
CMPT 214Teaching and Learning with Technology3
PHIL Elective3
Total Credits35

Take Educating All Students Test (EAS) (prerequisites EDUC 408, EDUC 301, KIN 305 andKIN 213)

Fourth Year
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR ****1
KIN 411Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education and Athletics (Spring)2
KIN 415Supervised Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools *****3
KIN 416Supervised Practiced Teaching in Elementary Schools *****3
KIN 418Biomechanics of Human Movement (Fall) ******2
SOC 201Introduction to Sociology3
KIN Elective2
RELS Elective (300 Level)3
ENGL Elective (Lit)3
Electives6
Total Credits28

Complete edTPA and Content Specialty Test (prerequisite KIN 418)

Physical Education Teacher K-12 Major - total credits for graduation: 131

Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all KIN courses. All 300 and 400 level BIOL courses are considered major requirements and must also be passed with a grade of “C” or better. 

Exercise Science Major Requirements

Exercise Science Major - Curriculum/Courses

First Year
KIN 110Personal Wellness3
KIN 246Aerobic Conditioning2
Aquatics (one aquatics course required - KIN 103, 104, or 401)1
BIOL 115Principles of Biology I (Fall)2
BIOL 117Principles of Biology Laboratory I (Fall)2
BIOL 116Principles of Biology II (Spring)2
BIOL 118Principles of Biol Lab II (Spring)2
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
ENGL 110First Year Composition3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 151 Topics in Modern Math
SOC 201Introduction to Sociology3
Elective3
Kinesiology Majors Skills Camp (12 Days)
KIN 114Small Crafts (Spring - May Camp)1
KIN 116Leisure Sports & Activities (Spring - May Camp)1
KIN 120Outdoor Adventures (Spring - May Camp)2
Total Credits36
Second Year
KIN 102Intro to Exercise Science (Fall)2
KIN 217Motor Learning (Spring)3
KIN 231Anaerobic Conditioning2
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I (Fall)4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II (Spring)4
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
SPCH 204Fundamentals of Speech3
RELS Elective (200 Level)3
ENGL Elective (Lit)3
KIN Elective2
Electives6
Total Credits35
Third Year
KIN 318Care & Prevention ***2
KIN 412Org & Admin Of Phys Educ (Spring)2
KIN 419Advanced Exercise Prescription (Spring) *******2
KIN 430Stress Management3
BIOL 221Introductory Nutrition (Fall)3
BIOL 306Physiology of Exercise (Fall) ***3
BIOL 307Physiology Of Exercise Lab (Fall)0
BIOL 309Anatomical Kinesiology (Spring) ***2
BIOL 315Anatomical Kinesiology- Lab (Spring)0
BIOL 441Cardiovascular Biology (Spring)3
KIN Elective2
Electives9
Total Credits31
Fourth Year
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR ****1
KIN 303Sports Psychology (Fall)3
or PSYC 421 Abnormal Psychology
KIN 411Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education and Athletics (Spring)2
KIN 418Biomechanics of Human Movement (Fall) ***2
KIN 414Statistics in Exercise Science (Spring)3
KIN 421Therapeutic Recreation (Fall) 15 hours fieldwork required2
KIN 424Adapted Exercise & Sport (Spring) *********3
KIN 428Professional Practicum I ********3
BIOL 443Basic Electrocardiography (Spring) *******2
BIOL 445Therapeutic, Prescriptions, Exercises, and Modalities (Fall) ***2
KIN Elective2
REL Elective3
Total Credits28

Exercise Science Major - total credits for graduation: 130

Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all KIN courses. All 300 and 400 level BIOL courses are considered major requirements and must also be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Courses

KIN 100. Intro Teaching Physical Ed. 2 Credits.

Orientation to the field of teaching quality physical education in diverse school settings. Introduction to numerous requirements for teacher certification within New York State and New York City. Exposure to professional organizations.

KIN 101. Team Sports I. 2 Credits.

Instruction in the fundamental skills, techniques, teaching methods, safety and coaching strategy of soccer, lacrosse, handball and floor hockey.

KIN 102. Intro to Exercise Science. 2 Credits.

This class will orient students to the field of Exercise Science. Exposure to professional organizations and various professional career options will be discussed. Field visitation is required.

KIN 103. Beginner Swimming. 1 Credit.

This course introduces the student to basic swimming skills and proper teaching techniques. Content includes pool safety, water exploration, primary skills, stroke readiness, and a games unit.

KIN 104. Intermediate Swimming. 1 Credit.

This course introduces the student to basic swimming skills and proper teaching techniques. Content includes pool safety, basic competencies in intermediate swimming, rescue techniques, and a games unit.

KIN 110. Personal Wellness. 3 Credits.

A study of the diversified nature of health and wellness as it relates to everyday living by examining vital health areas and issues relevant to the concerns of the student. Identification and reporting suspected child abuse and maltreatment; prevention of child abduction; preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse; safety education including fire and arson prevention and satisfaction of the S.A.V.E requirement are included in this course.

KIN 113. Team Sports II. 2 Credits.

Instruction in the fundamental skills, techniques, teaching methods, safety and coaching strategy of football, softball/baseball, volleyball, and basketball.

KIN 114. Small Crafts. 1 Credit.

Fundamental skills and techniques in canoeing, sailing and boating. Offered in camp. Fee for room and board.

KIN 116. Leisure Sports & Activities. 1 Credit.

Instruction in the fundamental techniques, teaching methods, and safety of leisure sports and activities. Fitness assessment administered.

KIN 120. Outdoor Adventures. 2 Credits.

Designed to offer both physical and mental challenges through participation in outdoor educational activities. Offered in camp. Fee for room and board.

KIN 209. 1st Aid/Emergencies/CPR. 1 Credit.

The course will cover knowledge in body systems, standard first aid for injuries, sudden illnesses, temperature emergencies, and emergency first aid for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Practice in emergency skills includes: first aid for choking, rescue breathing, CPR administration, and use of an AED.

KIN 213. Quality Physical Education for Elementary Schools. 3 Credits.

The course introduces the curriculum of movement concepts and skill themes to start children in the process of becoming physically active for a lifetime. The skill themes approach is strongly aligned with the goals and objectives outlined in the National Standards and New York State Standards for Physical Education.

KIN 217. Motor Learning. 3 Credits.

An examination of motor learning and performance, including neural mechanisms underlying motor behavior and application of problem solving strategies, to help individuals learn or relearn motor skills.

KIN 229. Gymnastics & Rhythmic Activities. 2 Credits.

KIN 229 is designed to introduce, develop, and examine gymnastic/tumbling and rhythmic fundamental movement skills and safety considerations. Emphasis is placed on guiding students to apply teaching methods of developing and designing gymnastics and rhythmic routines including a variety of skills that students can utilize as a lifelong activity.

KIN 231. Anaerobic Conditioning. 2 Credits.

A theoretical as well as practical investigation into training methodologies used to enhance the various aspects of anaerobic performance. Special attention will be given to the guidelines of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with the hope that upon graduating, students will seek the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential.

KIN 237. Hiking. 1 Credit.

The fundamentals of hiking and orienteering will be taught. The many trails of the Palisades Interstate Park will provide the laboratory experience. Class will meet on selected Saturdays and/or Sundays for a total of thirty hours.

KIN 245. Yoga. 2 Credits.

Orientation into the science of Yoga. Exposure to the practice of Yoga including principals of Asana, Pranayama techniques and Meditation. Integrating Yoga into daily life will be explored.

KIN 246. Aerobic Conditioning. 2 Credits.

Theory and practice of a variety of aerobic exercise modes.

KIN 303. Sports Psychology. 3 Credits.

An analysis of the psychological operative in sports.

KIN 304. Kinesiology and Public Health. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the methods, evidence, and interdisciplinary connections between kinesiology and the public health sciences.

KIN 305. Quality Physical Education for Secondary Schools. 3 Credits.

Components of a quality program are addressed and various curricular models are connected to the National/State Standards. The course focuses on teaching skills (e.g. content development, reflective teaching, assessment, etc.). Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: PHED 213.

KIN 318. Care & Prevention. 2 Credits.

This class will discuss the basic principles of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and psychology related to athletic performance and the role of the Athletic Trainer. The course will identify common athletic injuries while providing the student with the basic taping, care, and rehabilitation, to help assist in optimal athletic performance. Prerequisite BIO 207 & BIO 208. Non-Kinesiology Majors need Approval from Kinesiology Chairperson.

KIN 327. Rhythmic Activities. 2 Credits.

The analysis and performance of basic fundamental movement skills and rhythmic activities for creative and choreographed dance.

KIN 331. Contemporary Activities. 2 Credits.

Students will be able to demonstrate fundamental techniques and teaching methods applicable to various contemporary/non-traditional activities.

KIN 337. Track & Field & Country. 2 Credits.

Instruction in the fundamental skills, techniques, teaching methods, safety and coaching strategy of Track & Field.

KIN 350. Independent Study. 1 Credit.

Individual study and/or research under faculty supervision.

KIN 351. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

Individual study and/or research under faculty supervision.

KIN 352. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

Individual study and/or research under faculty supervision.

KIN 375. Special Topic. 3 Credits.

Topics of current interest to exercise science and physical education majors. Subject matter and prerequisite courses will be announced in advance of semester offering.

KIN 401. Lifeguard Training. 1 Credit.

The development of skills and knowledge for duties required of a lifeguard. American Red Cross Life Guarding Certification. Screening of water skills. Certification Fee.

KIN 405. Research Seminar. 2 Credits.

The development and writing of a research proposal related to wellness and human movement sciences.

KIN 411. Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education and Athletics. 2 Credits.

This course reviews the principles and foundations of physical education and sport. Emphasis is placed on the application of these foundations to teaching physical education and to understand the relationship of physical education to the larger field of general education.

KIN 412. Org & Admin Of Phys Educ. 2 Credits.

Principles and policies for the organization, supervision, administration and human relations of the physical education, athletic, and exercise science professions.

KIN 414. Statistics in Exercise Science. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of basic statistical methods, research design, and tests and measurement for the undergraduate exercise science student.

KIN 415. Supervised Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools. 3 Credits.

Observation and supervised practice teaching in the field of physical education in Secondary Schools.

KIN 416. Supervised Practiced Teaching in Elementary Schools. 3 Credits.

Observation and supervised practice teaching in the field of physical education in Elementary Schools.

KIN 418. Biomechanics of Human Movement. 2 Credits.

A survey of principles derived from the fields of physics, mechanics, and mathematics which influence the performance of motor skills.

KIN 419. Advanced Exercise Prescription. 2 Credits.

This course provides the theoretical background and practical skills necessary to prescribe therapeutic doses of exercise for persons with a wide range of abilities/disabilities.

KIN 421. Therapeutic Recreation. 2 Credits.

Foundations, principles, programming, current trends and issues in therapeutic recreational services. Field work required.

KIN 422. Curriculum & Assessment. 3 Credits.

Students will apply current methods of assessment to measure attainment of learning outcomes as defined by national/state learning standards for a physically educated person. The inextricable link between a standard-based curriculum, assessment, and effective instruction will be investigated throughout the semester. In addition, the common core standards for literacy will be explored and aligned to national/state physical education learning standards (emphasis on Academic Vocabulary/Language Function).

KIN 423. Adapted Physical Activity. 3 Credits.

Foundations of and current issues in adapted physical activity. Emphasizes assessment, planning, instructional strategies, and evaluation for physical activity for students with diverse skills and abilities. Field work required. Prerequisite: PHED 217.

KIN 424. Adapted Exercise & Sport. 3 Credits.

Analysis of conditions that impact participation in exercise and sport of individuals with disabilities. Principles, adapted equipment, programming, and organization of exercise and sport for individuals with disabilities. Field work required. Prerequisite: PHED 217.

KIN 428. Professional Practicum I. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to present the student with a clinical experience in an Exercise Science profession under the supervision of qualified personnel which meets the standards of recognized accrediting agencies.

KIN 430. Stress Management. 3 Credits.

This course is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human stress. It will investigate the causes of stress, physical, mental, emotional as well as methods of prevention/management.

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