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Courses Required

BIOL 221* Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) — 3 Credit Hours ......................Fall

Students will study the historical aspects of Human A & P, the basic chemistry and biochemistry of the human body, become familiar with cell biology, learn the intricacies of human tissue histology, and learn the anatomical and physiologic intricacies of the skin, skeletal system, and nervous system. Neurophysiology will be emphasized with considerable information applied to life-style choices.  Includes laboratory.

BIOL 222* Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) — 3 Credit Hours................ Spring

Students will study the detailed anatomy and physiology of the sensory, cardiovascular, immune, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The laboratory will involve hands-on experience with the study of the human skeleton and muscles and internal organs of the cat. The laboratory will also involve interactive computer software, with particular emphasis on instruction in physiology.  Includes laboratory.

NURS 153* Nutrition – 3 Credit Hours............................................................... Fall & Spring

A study of nutrients, including functions, factors affecting utilization, food sources, dietary allowances, food habits, special needs in the life cycle and current issues in nutrition.  Open to non-nursing majors.

PHYS 120 Introductory Physics — 4 Credit Hours .............................................. On Demand

The fundamentals of physics are presented, along with an emphasis on understanding physical concepts and laws through examples and applications. Topics include: Newtonian mechanics, heat transfer, states of matter, vibrations and waves, sound, electricity and light. Prerequisite: high school algebra.

PSYC 385 Sport Psychology — 3 Credit Hours ............................................... Even Year Fall

This course examines a number of areas of psychological knowledge as they apply to sport, including the role of behavioral and learning principles, social psychology, personality, motivation, etc. Attention will be given to the ways psychology helps us to better understand sport-related problems such as aggression and burnout in sport, performance-related variables, and ways of improving performance for sports participants. The processes of self-regulation in sports events for example, anxiety control, mental rehearsal, and the use of biofeedback and goal setting techniques are also included in this course. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or consent of instructor.

SPES 148       First Aid & CPR — 1 Credit Hour ………….Fall & Spring

The primary purpose of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to call for help, to sustain life, to reduce pain, and to minimize consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. The course may be offered with the following subtitle: Community First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Participants will be eligible for certification in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid.

SPES 150       Foundations for Health, Physical Education & Recreation--3 Credit Hours… Fall

This course is designed as an introduction to the foundations of health, physical education, and recreation. The course will include the principles, aims, and objectives of SPES and their relationship to other disciplines which provide a scientific foundation.

SPES 256                                                                                                        Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries — 3 Credit Hours……………..Fall

This course is designed for prospective athletic coaches, athletic trainers, and physical education teachers. It covers in detail the care and prevention of common injuries found in physical education and athletic programs.

SPES 315       Adaptive Physical Education — 3 Credit Hours................Odd Year Spring

This course is designed for the physical education major, the special education major and the student desiring teacher certification.  The class will teach students how to enhance the lives of infants, toddlers, youngsters, teenagers, young adults, and adults with disabilities by improving their ability to participate in play, games, leisure, recreation, sports, and physical fitness activities.  It will include program planning and special method techniques for teaching individuals with disabilities.  Field experience is required.

SPES 341       Introduction to Motor Behavior — 3 Credit Hours……………….Fall

Designed for the professional, the physical education teacher, and/or the athletic trainer, this course includes an introduction to motor behavior—motor control, motor learning, and motor development.

SPES 345       Organization & Administration in P.E., Recreation& Athletic Training — 3 Credit Hours………Spring

Designed for the professional, this course includes a study of the management of sport, health, fitness, physical education, and recreation programs. Opportunities to administer intramural and athletic activities are included. Field experience is required.

SPES 357    Athletic Training Therapeutic Exercise — 3 Credit Hours  ……………….Fall

This course focuses on the theories and operations of various methods of therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This class incorporates the use of active and passive ranges of motion as determined for functional progression and/or return to physical activity. Accepted into the ATP BIOL 221,222, SPES 256,SPES 258, SPES 350, SPES 380, SPES 443, SPES 456, or instructor permission

SPES 359       Exercise Leadership – 3 Credit Hours….........................Odd Year Fall

This course will emphasize the necessary leadership qualities and skills expected for leading individual and group exercise activities.  The student will develop professional competencies through classroom instruction as well as observational and practical experiences. **Testing and membership fee of $175**

SPES 376       Measurement & Assessment in Health &  Physical Education--3 Credit Hours……….            Spring

This course is twofold: one segment is concerned with the test and measurement procedures and methods appropriate for use in health and physical education classes, including physical fitness assessment; the other seeks to ensure competencies in the sports, dance, and physical fitness skills of departmental majors through the administration of performance-based proficiency examinations. It is strongly recommended that this course be completed prior to student teaching or internships.

SPES 380       Physiology of Exercise — 3 Credit Hours……………..Spring

This physiology course offers a study of the physical changes the body undergoes while in training for athletics. It covers all the main systems of the human body, both male and female, and some study of the effect of exercise on aging. This is applied physiology. Where possible, community facilities will be used as a laboratory. A good background in anatomy and physiology is needed.

SPES 440 Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription — 3 Credit Hours…………….Fall

This class is designed for exercise science students and practitioners to bridge the gap between the theory and practice.  Build around physical fitness components, this course will show the proper techniques and procedures of assessment of each component and then how to design exercise programs based on the assessments.  The concepts and theories from physiology kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition will help provide a clear defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualized exercise programs.  The course will not only use field tests to evaluate physical fitness, but also laboratory assessment techniques.

SPES 443       Kinesiology — 3 Credit Hours…………………….Fall

This course will introduce students to fundamental human movement concepts; it also includes a complete study of the human skeletal and muscular systems as they relate to human movement and a study of the fundamentals of biomechanics. The student will develop the ability to analyze specific movements involved in motor skills and to apply principles of kinesiology to improve student performance.

SPES 460       Internship in Athletic Training or SPES – Variable Credit……………Fall & Spring

            (50 Hours of Field Experience per Credit Hour Required)

This course is designed for the senior level athletic training students in the athletic training Education program to observe and assist the team physician, physical therapist, general medical practitioners and athletic trainers in field experience. This class allows athletic training students to apply certain clinical proficiencies that they have learned through previous course work.  Certain clinical proficiencies will be evaluated in this class in the areas of first aid, taping and wrapping, splinting, protective equipment, record keeping, environmental concerns, proper communication, general medical recognition, and physical assessments and evaluation of athletic injuries, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise.  Prerequisites: Accepted into the ATP, BIOL 221,222, SPES 256, SPES 258, SPES 350, SPES 356, SPES 357, SPES 358 SPES 380, SPES 443, SPES 450, SPES 456, or instructor permission

SPES 470       SPES Senior Seminar — 1 Credit Hour………………………….Spring

This is a capstone course for senior majors in the SPES Department, to be taken their last semester. Current professional issues are studied. In addition, the student will complete the following assignments: a comprehensive knowledge examination, position papers on current professional issues, a physical education philosophy, a formal personal resume, file all credentials with the KWU Placement Bureau, investigate jobs and graduate school opportunities, and do an exit interview with the SPES faculty.

SPMT 365      Sports Law — 3 Credit Hours………….On Demand

This course is a study of the legal implication of tort and liability law that affects the athletic competition both on and off the field of athletics. The course is an introduction to sports law in intercollegiate and professional sports, discussing areas such as drug testing, Title IX, antitrust and labor laws, collective bargaining, salary caps, free agency, and issues of race and violence. Course emphasis is on fundamental legal principles applicable to sports and entertainment business, including law of contracts. Specific sport cases and issues are analyzed

Choose one of the following:

BIOL 110* General Biology — 4 Credit Hours ................................................... Fall & Spring

Biology includes a study of the unifying concepts of modern biology with emphasis on physiology, genetics, development, species diversity, ecology and evolution. Includes laboratory.

CHEM 120* Introductory Chemistry — 4 Credit Hours ..................................... Fall & Spring

This is a beginning course presenting the essentials of inorganic chemistry and a brief discussion of the concepts of organic and biological chemistry. The course provides preparation for CHEM 123 General Chemistry I and meets the requirements for the nursing education and health certification. Includes laboratory.