Catalog
2014-15

Kinesiology

Dr. Jeffrey Cherubini
Chair of the Department

The Kinesiology Curriculum

The Kinesiology curriculum is structured to provide students with a breadth of experience in the liberal arts and sciences and professional subjects. Religious studies and philosophy requirements seek to present the values expected of a person preparing for a professional career. Every effort is made in the professional courses to correlate the theory of general education as it applies to physical education.

The curriculum provides a suitable foundation for continued study in graduate schools in such areas as teaching physical education, special education, motor development, health, physical/ occupational therapy, adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation, administration and supervision, and recreation specializations.

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

Physical Education Teacher K-12: This major prepares students to become competent teachers of physical education. It enables students to meet academic requirements for initial New York State teaching certification. State certification in Physical Education also covers certification in coaching.

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 ENGL 110 and MATH 230 or MATH 151.

3. Successfully complete EDUC 201 and EDUC 202 and with a 2.75 grade point average or better.

4. Successfully complete KIN 217, complete the Sophomore Skills Sequence and KIN 213 with a grade point average of 2.75 or better.

5. Successfully complete Kinesiology Majors Skills Camp with a grade point average of 2.75 or better.

6. Receive a majority vote from Kinesiology faculty and exhibit professional behavior as defined by Program Faculty and stated on course syllabi.

7. Have an overall Grade Point Average of 2.75.

8. Have an average of 2.75 in your academic concentration with a "C" or better in all academic concentration coursework.

9. Before moving to the junior year in Teacher Preparation the student must pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST). Students must submit to the Dean’s office a copy of their official score.

10. Successfully complete KIN 110, Personal Wellness, with a grade of “C” or better. SAVE and Child Abuse requirements are contained within this course.

11. Pass fitness assessment.

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Exercise Science

Building on the scientific foundation of the study of human movement, students may elect a major in Exercise Science. Students are expected to put in extensive internship/practicum hours in physical activity, exercise, sport, recreation, rehabilitation, wellness and/or health promotion environments. Graduating seniors are encouraged to apply 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.

Minor in Business

Exercise Science majors may earn a general minor in Business by completing the following five courses (15 credits):

MKTG 201Essentials of Marketing3
MGMT 201Introduction to Management (Economics Elective)3
Finance Elective3
Economics Elective3
Accounting Elective3
Total Credits15

 Minor in Biology

All physical education and exercise science majors are eligible for a minor in biology upon completion of 15 credits of coursework above the 100 level.

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 and Sport3
KIN 421Therapeutic Recreation2
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1
EDUC 301Nature and Needs (Disabled)3
PSYC 310Psychology of Developmental Disorders and Delays3
Total Credits15

Minor in Psychology

PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
Additional credits in Psychology *12
Total Credits15
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Approval of Psychology Chair required.

Preparation for Graduate Study in Physical Therapy and Other Allied Health Professions

Students preparing for professional school admission in physical therapy and other allied 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 185Calculus I3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I4
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II4
PSYC 421Abnormal Psychology3
CHEM 101General Chemistry I4
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4
Total Credits25

Physical Educational Teacher K-12 Major Requirements

First Year
KIN 100Introduction to Teaching Physical Education2
KIN 110Personal Wellness3
KIN 246Aerobic Conditioning2
Aquatics (one aquatic course required any level)1
BIOL 103Introduction to Biology (Co-requisite: BIOL 104 Lab)3
ENGL 110College Writing3
Modern Foreign Language 6
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
SPCH 204Fundamentals of Speech3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 151 Topics in Modern MathModern Mathematics
MAY CAMP (12 Days) Fitness Assessment is administered
KIN 116Leisure Sports and Activities1
KIN 114Small Crafts1
KIN 120Outdoor Adventures2
Total Credits36
Second Year
KIN 213Quality Physical Education for Elementary School3
KIN 217Motor Learning3
KIN 228Gymnastics and Tumbling2
KIN 337Track and Field and Cross Country2
EDUC 201Principles and Practices of Education3
EDUC 202Psychology of Education3
or EDUC 303 Child and Adolescent Development
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology (Co-requisite: BIOL 209 Lab) 3
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II (Co-requisite: BIOL 210 Lab)3
PHIL Elective3
RELS Catholic Studies3
KIN 101Team Sports I2
SPCH 204Fundamentals of Speech3
Or Fine Arts Elective
Total Credits33

Take Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)

Third Year
KIN 305Quality Physical Education for Secondary Schools **3
KIN 327Rhythmic Activities2
KIN 113Team Sports II2
KIN 331Contemporary Activities2
BIOL 306Physiology of Exercise (Co-requisite: BIOL 307) ***3
BIOL 309Kinesiology (Co-requisite: BIOL 315 Lab ***2
EDUC 301Nature and Needs (Disabled)3
CMPT 214Teaching and Learning with Technology3
ENGL Elective3
RELS Contemporary/Global Studies3
KIN 422Curriculum and Assessment3
KIN 423Adapted Physical Activity *********3
SOC 201Introduction to Sociology3
Total Credits35

Take Educating All Students Test (EAS) (prerequisites KIN 305 andKIN 213)

Fourth Year
KIN 411Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education and Athletics2
KIN 412Organization, Administration, and Human Relations2
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR ****1
KIN 430Stress Management3
KIN 415Supervised Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools *****3
KIN 416Supervised Practice Teaching in Elementary Schools *****3
KIN 418Biomechanics of Human Movement ******2
KIN Elective2
EDUC 360Language and Literacy3
Electives6
Total Credits27

Total credits for graduation: 131

Complete edTPA (prerequisite KIN 418) and Content Specialty Test

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Prerequisite KIN 213 for Physical Education Teacher K-12 Majors

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Prerequisites BIOL 207 & BIOL 208

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School of Education & Health students only; all others need permission from Department Chair.

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Prerequisite KIN 213 & KIN 305; Applicants for Supervised Practice Teaching must have senior status, at least a 2.75 index overall, a C or better in all KIN and 300 and 400 level BIOL courses, and meet the physical, mental, speech, language and other standards established for the profession. Application deadlines for student Teaching, first Monday in March for Fall semester; first Monday in October for Spring semester.

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Prerequisite BIOL 309

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Prerequisite KIN 217

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

First Year
KIN 110Personal Wellness3
KIN 246Aerobic Conditioning2
Aquatics (one aquatic course required any level)1
ENGL 110College Writing3
SOC 201Introduction to Sociology3
BIOL 115Principles of Biology I2
BIOL 116Principles of Biology II2
BIOL 117Principles of Biology I Laboratory2
BIOL 118 Principles of Biology II Laboratory 2
Elective3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
MAY CAMP (12 Days) Fitness Assessment is administered
KIN 116Leisure Sports and Activities1
KIN 114Small Crafts1
KIN 120Outdoor Adventures2
Total Credits36
Second Year
KIN 217Motor Learning3
KIN 228Gymnastics and Tumbling2
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology (Co-requisite: BIOL 209 Lab) 3
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II (Co-requisite: BIOL 210 Lab)3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
SPCH 204Fundamentals of Speech3
RELS Catholic Studies3
ENGL Elective3
Electives8
KIN 231Anaerobic Training2
KIN 102Introduction to Exercise Science2
Total Credits35
Third Year
KIN 305Quality Physical Education for Secondary Schools3
KIN 318Care and Prevention ***2
BIOL 306Physiology of Exercise (Co-requisite: BIOL 307) ***3
BIOL 309Kinesiology (Co-requisite: BIOL 315 Lab ***2
BIOL 441Cardiovascular Biology3
BIOL 221Introductory Nutrition3
KIN 419Advanced Exercise Prescription *******2
KIN 421Therapeutic Recreation2
KIN 430Stress Management3
Electives8
Total Credits31
Fourth Year
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR ****1
KIN 411Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education and Athletics2
KIN 412Organization, Administration, and Human Relations2
KIN 414Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance *******3
KIN 418Biomechanics of Human Movement ***2
KIN 428Professional Practicum I ********3
KIN 424Adapted Exercise and Sport *********3
KIN Elective2
RELS Contemporary/Global Studies3
BIOL 443Basic Electrocardiography *******2
BIOL 445Therapeutic, Prescriptions, Exercises, and Modalities ***2
KIN 303Sports Psychology3
or PSYC 421 Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits28

Total credits for graduation: 130

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Prerequisites BIOL 207 & BIOL 208

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School of Education & Health students only; all others need permission from Department Chair.

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Prerequisite BIOL 306

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Applicants for Professional Practicum must have senior status, an overall index of at least 2.75, and meet physical, mental, speech, and other standards established for the profession. Applicants must consult with chair a full semester before placement. Placement interviews may be required. Practicum assignment must be confirmed the semester before the practicum experience.

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Prerequisite KIN 217

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.

Manhattan College and New York Medical College have an articulation agreement providing for early acceptance of Manhattan College Kinesiology students into the Master's program in public health and Doctorate program in physical therapy.

Courses

KIN 100. Introduction to Teaching Physical Education. 2 Credits.

Orientation to the field of teaching physical education in diverse school settings. Exposure to professional organizations and requirements for New York State teacher certification. Field visitation required.

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. Introduction to Exercise Science. 2 Credits.

Orientation to the field of exercise science. Exposure to professional organizations and various professional career options. Field visitation required.

KIN 103. Beginner Swimming. 1 Credit.

The beginning skills for basic water safety and knowledge in order to insure reasonable safety in, on, or about the water.

KIN 104. Intermediate Swimming. 1 Credit.

The continuing development of the elements of proficient skills in all styles of swimming.

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 and Activities. 1 Credit.

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

KIN 118. Jazz Dance. 2 Credits.

This is an introductory class designed to meet the needs of the novice dancer by summarizing a substantial body of basic dance techniques and principles.

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.

Provides essential emergency care skills in basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. ARC certification applicable for individuals in pre-med, nursing, teaching and allied health professions. Certification Fee. Pre-requisite: School of Education and Health students only.

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

Components of a quality program are addressed and the skill theme/movement concept curricular approach is connected to the National/State Standards. The course focuses on teaching skills (e.g., content development, reflective teaching, assessment, etc.). Fieldwork required.

KIN 217. Motor Learning. 3 Credits.

Fundamental principles of motor learning and supporting literature/research emphasized. A combined conceptual model of human performance with a problem-based learning approach is taken.

KIN 228. Gymnastics and Tumbling. 2 Credits.

Basic gymnastics and tumbling skills. Methods of teaching and safety.

KIN 231. Anaerobic Training. 2 Credits.

Development of prescriptive individualized exercise program for the enhancement of strength, power and muscular endurance for specific sports.

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 244. Tae Kwon Do-Karate and Self. 1 Credit.

Instruction and participation in basic martial arts skills necessary for the enjoyment as a sport and as a self-defense. $25 uniform fee.

KIN 245. Yoga. 2 Credits.

Instruction and participation in the basics of Yoga including Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), and Meditation.

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 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: KIN 213.

KIN 318. Care and Prevention. 2 Credits.

A practical study and application of basic training room procedures, with emphasis on protective taping. $25 materials fee. Prerequisites: BIOL 207-BIOL 208.

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.

Instruction in the fundamental techniques, teaching methods, and safety of contemporary activities.

KIN 337. Track and Field and Cross Country. 2 Credits.

KIN 342. Aerobic Dance. 1 Credit.

Instruction and participation in low impact, high impact and step aerobics.

KIN 350. Independent Study. 1 Credit.

KIN 351. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

KIN 352. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

KIN 375. Special Topic. 3 Credits.

Topics of current interest to 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 404. History, Theory, Practice of Dance. 3 Credits.

A study of dance as a multicultural art form including examination of empirical literature that discusses theory of dance, cultural influence in dance, and the history of dance reflecting an interdisciplinary influence of art forms ( music, drama, visual art) in the development of dance throughout the world.

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.

Scientific basis of physical education principles and their relation to general education.

KIN 412. Organization, Administration, and Human Relations. 2 Credits.

Principles and Policies for the organization, supervision and administration of the physical education and athletic program and plant.

KIN 414. Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance. 3 Credits.

Basic statistical concepts to organize, assimilate, and reduce information for analysis (SPSS used to analyze data). Apply basic statistical techniques, reliability, and validity to practical problems in the field of human performance and movement.

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

Observation and supervised practice teaching in the field of physical education in Secondary Schools. Preliminary interviews and subsequent consultations as arranged by the supervisor. Minimum 170 hours. Prerequisite: KIN 305 and KIN 213.

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

Observation and supervised practice teaching in the field of physical education in Elementary Schools. Preliminary interviews and subsequent consultations as arranged by the supervisor. Minimum 170 hours. Prerequisites: PHED 213, PHED 305. Applicants for Practice Teaching must have senior status, at least a 2.50 index overall, a C or better in all PHED and 300 and 400 level Biology courses, and meet the physical, mental, speech, language and other standards established for the profession. Application deadlines for student Teaching, first Monday in March for Fall semester; first Monday in October for Spring semester.

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. Two one-hour lectures. Prerequisite: BIOL 309.

KIN 419. Advanced Exercise Prescription. 2 Credits.

This course provides the theoretical background necessary to prescribe therapeutic exercise for persons with a wide range of abilities/disabilities. Topics include exercise for coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, asthma, COPD, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, elderly/frail elderly, pregnancy, children, elite athletes.

KIN 421. Therapeutic Recreation. 2 Credits.

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

KIN 422. Curriculum and Assessment. 3 Credits.

Students will apply current methods of assessment to short term and long term planning. The inextricable links among a standard-based curriculum, assessment, and effective construction will be investigated.

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: KIN 217.

KIN 424. Adapted Exercise and 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: KIN 217.

KIN 428. Professional Practicum I. 3 Credits.

Supervised field work in a professional setting depending upon interest - Executive Fitness Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Physical Therapy Center or Youth Development Agency. (120-150 Hours) Applicants for Professional Practicum must have senior status, an overall index of at least 2.50, and meet physical, mental, speech, and other standards established for the profession. Applicants must consult with chair a full semester before placement. Placement interviews may be required. Practicum assignment must be confirmed the semester before the practicum experience.

KIN 430. Stress Management. 3 Credits.

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of stress and anxiety, causes, physical, mental, emotional characteristics, methods of prevention and management. Open to all students. One three-hour lecture.

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