Coaching Courses


KINS112. Data mgmt for Kinesiology

This course is designed to provide students with basic and intermediate level skills to manage, analyze, and present client fitness and health data, facility budgets, membership data, invoices, progress reports and other types of data in the kinesiology fields. Students will learn data management and presentation skills relevant to professional practice in the kinesiology field. Pre-requisite(s): None. 1 credit.

KINS201. Intro Tch in Mvmnt Setting

This course orients the future physical education professional to teaching in a movement setting. It allows teacher candidates to begin learning, implementing, and reflecting upon basic teaching skills. Prerequisites: Kinesiology major (PreK-12 concentration) and GPA of 2.0 or higher. 2 credits.

KINS204. Assessment Hlth & Phys Educ

Assessment of motor and cognitive performance and affective behavior in the health and physical education PK-12 setting. This includes use of basic statistics, grading procedures and rubric construction. Prerequisites: HLTH 201 and KINS 201. 2 credits.

KINS205. Intro to Kinesiology

This course is designed to introduce majors to aspects of the content areas in the discipline, including technology, certifications, professional associations, and career opportunities. These initial lessons allow for examination of the philosophical, historical, and psycho-social origin of fields of kinesiology. Current issues and future directions will also be explored. 2 credits.

KINS205. Intro to Kinesiology

This course is designed to introduce majors to aspects of the content areas in the discipline, including technology, certifications, professional associations, and career opportunities. These initial lessons allow for examination of the philosophical, historical, and psycho-social origin of fields of kinesiology. Current issues and future directions will also be explored. 2 credits.

KINS210. Introduction to Health Profess

Healthcare is an important vehicle for examining the relationship between social institutions and individuals and cultures in a society. In this course students will examine the roles and responsibilities of various healthcare providers and in the United States healthcare system. Students will identify and compare the impact of cultural and personal values on healthcare. This course also provides the opportunity for students to explore allied health professions and will prepare students with necessary knowledge and skills to make informed decision in either choosing a health field program of study and/or become a conscious consumer. 3 credits. SI

KINS215. Exercise Is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine seeks to examine the effect of physical activity on the maintenance of health and prevention and management of diseases by understanding the relationship between individuals, social structure and exercise behaviors. The intent of this course is to develop a thorough understanding of how social institutions and cultural norms affect patterns and trends in physical activity. Students will gain an understanding of how to promote physical activity in a variety of populations/settings. Topics will emphasize past and current issues in national government policies and recommendations, environmental influences, socioeconomic status, racial disparities, age/gender considerations, social influence and personal bias. 3 credits. SI, FHBS.

KINS218. Motor Learning and Control

This course will introduce students to the principles and practices associated with the learning and control of movement skills. Neural and mechanical variables underlying and influencing movement acquisition will be addressed. Practical application of theoretical concepts to movement instruction and skill acquisition will be emphasized. 3 credits

KINS261. A Comparative Stdy Sport in UK

This course will entail a study abroad experience in London, England with a focus on UK Sport. The course explores issues related to the structure and culture of sport as well as the historical foundations of UK sport. Students will focus on how sociological ideas such as forms of inequality, globalization, identity, fandom, and the relationships between other institutions and the sporting system. Attention will be paid learning the skills and strategies associated with different UK sports such as cricket, stoolball, and lawn bowling. Students will be expected to participate in all pre-departure logistics planning/informational sessions. The course is open to all academic majors, yet students must pre-apply for participation in the course. Students must possess a 2.5 overall GPA, and must be able to secure on reference to qualify for participation. 3 credits.

KINS275. Found of PE & Sport

Survey of the historical philosophical bases of health and physical education. 3 credits.

KINS276. Nutrition

This course focuses on science-oriented, basic principles of human nutrition. Emphasis is placed on the nutrient requirements of healthy individuals, nutrient categories and their characteristics, physiological functions, metabolism, and food sources.

KINS292. Internship in Physical Educ

A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of physical education. 1-18 credits.

KINS295. Special Topics in Phys Educ

Selected topics in physical education which will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

KINS298. Acute Care of Injuries & Ill

The purpose of this course is to examine the prevention, recognition, acute care, and management of sports-related injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. 3 credits.

KINS298. Acute Care of Injuries & Ill

The purpose of this course is to examine the prevention, recognition, acute care, and management of sports-related injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. 3 credits.

KINS301. Princ of Therp Interventions

The purpose of this course is to introduce concepts and principles of therapeutic interventions through the application of evidence-based practice (EBP). Students will use the EBP principles to determine the efficacy of therapeutic interventions in order to achieve the best patient and clinical outcomes. Therapeutic goals and objectives, tissue healing phases, therapeutic interventions, and the physiological and pathophysiological responses to inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions are also presented. 3 credits.

KINS306. Functional Anatomy

The purpose of this course is to investigate the musculoskeletal anatomy of the human body including nerve innervation, vascular anatomy, and function of the neck, trunk, and limbs. Case studies are used to enhance the understanding of human anatomy and interpret movement impairments which will require students to synthesize anatomy, physiology, and human movement as it relates to injury. This course will introduce biomechanical principles as it relates to connective tissue function to explore pathophysiological principles. Laboratory session will reinforce the didactic portion of the course with extensive palpation and landmark recognition.

KINS316. Essentials Strngth Conditning

This course addresses the selection and implementation of strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, and hypertrophy training methods, focusing primarily on periodization programs. Components include discussions of physiological principles and strength assessment as they relate to resistance training. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIOL 206 and BIOL 207. 3 credits.

KINS317. Olympic Lifting Movements

This course addresses the technique and theory of Olympic lifting movements, specifically the clean and jerk and the snatch, in addition to their assistance exercises, plyometrics and medicine ball training, as a means of training for explosive strength and power.

KINS320. Comp of Healthcare Systems

Healthcare is an organic term. Throughout a person’s life span, it is inevitable to encounter the healthcare system in some way. This course provides an overview of core concepts in healthcare services delivery in the United States and other nations. In order to examine the current healthcare delivery systems available globally, students will explore the historical, economic, cultural, social, and legal perspectives that effect the delivery of healthcare and that influence the management and delivery of health services. Concepts students will explore include defining health, health services, historical development of fee-for-service healthcare, universal healthcare and free market healthcare, the economic impact of public health demand, the demographic factors that influence urban and rural health, the social perspective and impact of community health, and healthcare delivery in traditional and non-traditional settings. Pre-requisite: Completion of FHBS pillar. 3 credits, PHBS

KINS325. Public Health & Hlthcare Disp

This course provides a broad overview of healthcare access and disparity issues in a global context, with comparisons of both developing and industrialized nations. Concepts include defining health and health services and defining factors that influence the management and delivery of those services in different global settings. Students will explore policy process, policy implementation and enactment, access to healthcare and health programs, costs of healthcare, and disparities in health in both the domestic and global contexts.

KINS362. Org & Adm Intramurals

Practice and theory in organizing and administering intramurals. 3 credits

KINS365. Sport & Exercise Pharmacology

An examination of the physiology and pharmacology of drugs for clinical, exercise, and performance enhancement purposes with special attention to the current WADA prohibited list.

KINS365. Sport & Exercise Pharmacology

An examination of the physiology and pharmacology of drugs for clinical, exercise, and performance enhancement purposes with special attention to the current WADA prohibited list.

KINS367. Fundam of Electrocardiography

This course examines the basic principles and application of electrocardiography (ECG) in general or clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on practical interpretation of ECG results for evaluation and diagnostic purposes. Prerequisite: KINS 387. 2 credits.

KINS370. Health Fitness Management

This course is designed to advance a student's knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) related to exercise leadership, health education, and fitness program administration. Practical experience is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to Exercise Science Program or permission of the instructor. 2 credits.

KINS370. Health Fitness Management

This course is designed to advance students' knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) related to exercise leadership, health education, and fitness program administration. Practical experience is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Kinesiology program or permission of the instructor. 2 credits.

KINS375. Kinesiology Seminar

Designed to help the student understand principles fundamental to the professional field as well as to provide students with an understanding of scientific hypotheses currently being investigated, this seminar course will consist of three separate sections of varying topics. Prerequisites: BIOL 207; pre- or co-requisite KINS 387. 3 credits.

KINS376. Sports Nutrition

Discussion of nutrient use and requirements with the increased demand of exercise and sports activities, and discussion of ways to meet these demands. Emphasis will be on the application of sports nutrition concepts for recreational and college athletes. Prerequisites: KINS 387. 3 credits.

KINS378. Tch Middle Sch Phys Educ

This is the third course in the pedagogy sequence and is designed to explore the teaching-learning process and develop teaching skills specifically for the middle school grades (grades 5-8). This course focuses specifically on the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate physical education program for the middle schools (grades 5-8). Learning experiences are provided to address issues such as diversity, characteristics of children in the middle school years, curriculum development aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning, behavior management, teaching techniques and assessment of learning. Teacher candidates have an extensive field teaching experience at the middle school level. Co-requisite: KINS 350. Pre-requisite: KINS 377 and Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. 4 credits.

KINS380. Doping in Sport & Society

This class will examine the science and ethics of doping in amateur, elite, and professional sport with special consideration of the physiology, economics, and ethics of sport as a social institution. Pre-requisite: Completion of FHBS pillar. 3 credits.

KINS385. Sport Psychology

An examination of the psychological dimensions which influence an athlete's skill acquisition and performance in the competitive environment. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

KINS386. Biomechanics

The analysis of human movement with an emphasis on the knowledge and methods of mechanics applied to the structure and function of the human system. This course provides a knowledge base for a systematic analysis of motor skills and exercise regimes as well as practical experience in applying knowledge to the analysis of a performer and/or performance. Prerequisite: Biology 206 and PHYS 120. 4 credits.

KINS387. Physiology of Exercise

Lecture and laboratory experiences in the physiological responses of the body to the physical activity in everyday life and in sports. Prerequisites:BIOL 206, BIOL 207, AND CHEM 111. 4 credits.

KINS388. Funda of Electrocardiography

This course examines the basic principles and application of electrocardiography (ECG) in general or clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on practical interpretation of ECG results for evaluation and diagnostic purposes. Prerequisites: KINS 387. 2 credits.

KINS389. Hlth & PE Elem Clsrm Tchr

This course is designed to acquaint liberal studies majors with content information, organizational skills, and the methods of instruction needed to teach health education and physical education in the K-6 school. Prerequisite: EDUC 260, EDUC 261 OR SPED 202 and sophomore standing required. 3 credits.

KINS390. Directed or Independent Study

Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.

KINS392. Kinesiology Internship

An 8-10 week supervised field experience (minimum of 400 clock hours). The internship will take place during the summer between the junior and senior years. To be eligible for participation the student must be of junior standing, enrolled in the Kinesiology program and have an overall GPA of 2.0. Prerequisites: KINS 316, KINS 370, KINS 386, and C- in KINS 387 and KINS 486. 8 credits.

KINS397. Mech Phys Prin Sprt Exer

The physiological responses of the body to exercise and the mechanical principles of human movement. Designed for students other than physical education majors; physical education majors may not take this course. 3 credits.

KINS398. Ethics Sprt & Phys Ed

An examination of the basic philosophic issues concerning ethics and moral reasoning and how these issues relate to sport. Students will be encouraged to develop their ability to make informed ethical choices and decisions relating both to sport and to their own personal and professional lives. 3 credits. *Fulfills General Education Goal 12.

KINS399. Advanced Exercise Physiology

A study of the acute and chronic physiologic adaptations to anaerobic and aerobic energy metabolism, energy support systems, and adaptations to training. Prerequisite: KINS 387 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

KINS400. Career Prep in Kinesiology

Designed to prepare students for the job market by refining job application skills and interviewing technique. Practical application is emphasized. Prerequisite: KINS 392. 1 credit. WR.

KINS400. Career Prep in Kinesiology

Designed to prepare students for the job market by refining job application skills and interviewing technique. Practical application is emphasized. Prerequisite: KINS 392. 1 credit. WR.

KINS404. Principles of Coaching

This course provides the student with a basic understanding of the theoretical and practical applications related to coaching. Current issues and topics will include: addressing the principles and problems of the future interscholastic coach, developing a coaching philosophy, and utilizing basic pedagogy, sport psychology, sport medicine, and sport physiology. This course meets the 40 National Standards for Sport Coaches established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Students successfully completing the course and successfully passing the two in-class national exams (at least 80% on the tests) will receive a Coaching Principles Certification from the American Sport Education Program. This certification permits the student to be listed on the National Coaching Registry. In addition, successfully passing this course and the in-class Virginia High School Exam (at least 80% on the test) fulfills the requirement established by the Virginia High School League to coach in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 3 credits.

KINS412. Adv Health & Fitness Mngment

This course is designed to provide practical application of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) in the administration and management of organizations in the fitness, recreation and sport industry. Program planning and event management are emphasized. Prerequisites: KINS 370. 3 credits.

KINS416. Adv Strngth/Cond Perform Enhan

This course addresses advanced exercise assessment techniques and integrated functional exercise modalities that can be used to enhance performance in sport. Components include discussions of biomechanical, neuromuscular, and physiological principles as they relate to functional exercise training for sport. Prerequisite: KINS 316, Pre- or co requisite KINS 386. 3 credits.

KINS430. Applied Exercise Physiology

The application of physiological principles of training for physical fitness and sport will be examined. Other topics include aspects of neuromuscular and cardiovascular exercise. A variety of applied activities will be investigated to assist the student in understanding principles fundamental to the professional field. Prerequisite: KINS 387. 3 credits.

KINS461. Kinesiology Seminar

Designed to help the student understand principles fundamental to the professional field as well as to provide students with an understanding of scientific hypotheses currently being investigated, this seminar course will consist of three separate sections of varying topics.

KINS462. Adm Fitness, Wellness, Sport

Administrative theory applicable to a variety of settings including education, industry, health clubs, Y's. Prerequisite: KINS 392. WR.

KINS470. Research Methods Kinesiology

Methods, techniques, and application of the research process related to a variety of functions typically found in health, fitness, sports, and recreation professions. Designed to acquaint students with practical and applicable tools emphasizing research methodology and elementary data treatment through practical experiences, including computer use. Prerequisites: KINS 392, C- in ENGL 165. 3 credits. WR.

KINS475. Evd to Prac:Consd for Field

The purpose of this course is to provide foundational knowledge regarding evidence-based practice (EBP) concepts and use within clinical practice and research. Students will be able to apply the principles of EBP through the development of clinical questions, research (i.e. literature searching, exploring research designs), critical appraisal, and application to patient case scenarios and clinical practice. Students will investigate outcome measures, explore injury and illness surveillance data, and determine diagnostic accuracy of evaluation tests and instruments used in patient care.

KINS480. Advanced Exercise Testing

Designed to advance student's knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) of exercise testing and metabolic assessment to assist both pre-professionals in the field and candidates for ACSM certification. Practical experience is emphasized. Prerequisite: KINS 387 or permission of instructor. 2 credits. WR

KINS483. Seminar in Teaching

This seminar provides an opportunity for teacher candidates during the student teaching experience to interact with peers, PK-12 teachers, and professors about teaching, ideas, and innovations. Reflection on the teaching experience is emphasized. Critical issues in teaching are discussed. Practical solutions to the teacher candidates' most pressing challenges are explored. The teacher candidate will complete a Teacher Work Sample. Co-requisite: KINS 482. 2 credits. WR

KINS484. Professional Certification Sem

This course will provide structured experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and exercise arenas to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for candidacy in an approved professional certification exam. Supplements existing course work by correcting any deficiencies in learning competencies toward being a successful exercise professional. A review of certification materials in also an important component of the course. Prerequisites: KINS 392 and 75 hours of KINS coursework. 1 credit.

KINS484. Professional Certification Sem

This course will provide structured experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and exercise arenas to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for candidacy in an approved professional certification exam. Supplements existing course work by correcting any deficiencies in learning competencies toward being a successful exercise professional. A review of certification materials in also an important component of the course. Prerequisites: KINS 392 and 75 hours of KINS coursework. 1 credit.

KINS484. Professional Certification Sem

This course will provide structured experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and exercise arenas to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for candidacy in an approved professional certification exam. Supplements existing course work by correcting any deficiencies in learning competencies toward being a successful exercise professional. A review of certification materials in also an important component of the course. Prerequisites: KINS 392 and 75 hours of KINS coursework. 1 credit.

KINS485. Motor Learning Control

Processes and conditions influencing the acquisition and performance of motor skills. 3 credits.

KINS486. Exercise Test & Prescription

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of fundamental guidelines for exercise testing and prescription methodologies and clinical experiences in applying these methodologies while working under the guidance of an academic supervisor. Students will also gain knowledge relating to the administration of programs for special populations. Pre- or co-requisite KINS 387, admission to the Kinesiology program. A grade of C- or higher in KINS 486 is required to register for KINS 392. 5 credits. SP.

KINS487. Clinical Exercise Physiology

Designed to advance student's knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) of exercise testing, prescription, metabolic assessment, and fitness program administration to assist both pre-professionals in the field and candidates for certification. Clinical experience is emphasized. Prerequisite: KINS 387. 3 credits. SP.

KINS488. Exercise Intervention Hlth Dis

This course provides a framework for developing exercise programs for special populations with unique health conditions.  Special populations include individuals with chronic disease or disability, as well as individuals with age or gender specific needs (e.g. youth, aging, pregnancy, menopause, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the physiology and pathophysiology of various conditions, selected research on each condition, and translation of research and exercise guidelines into functional assessment and training activities specific for each population. Pre/Co-requisite: KINS 387. 3 credits.

KINS488. Exercise Intervention Hlth Dis

This course provides a framework for developing exercise programs for special populations with unique health conditions.  Special populations include individuals with chronic disease or disability, as well as individuals with age or gender specific needs (e.g. youth, aging, pregnancy, menopause, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the physiology and pathophysiology of various conditions, selected research on each condition, and translation of research and exercise guidelines into functional assessment and training activities specific for each population. Pre/Co-requisite: KINS 387. 3 credits.

KINS488. Exercise Intervention Hlth Dis

This course provides a framework for developing exercise programs for special populations with unique health conditions.  Special populations include individuals with chronic disease or disability, as well as individuals with age or gender specific needs (e.g. youth, aging, pregnancy, menopause, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the physiology and pathophysiology of various conditions, selected research on each condition, and translation of research and exercise guidelines into functional assessment and training activities specific for each population. Pre/Co-requisite: KINS 387. 3 credits.

KINS490. Independent Study

Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated. 1-18 credits.

KINS491. Practicum in Coaching

This course is designed to provide the future coach with the opportunity to apply the principles and practices of coaching youth sports. This entails supervised observation, lesson/practice development, and direct work with student athletes and coaches in a specific sport. This is a multicultural learning course and serves as part of your education that enhances your coaching experiences. Students are required to work collaboratively with a school or organization. Prerequisite: 9 credits in the minor. 3 credits.

KINS493. Kinesiology Journal Club

Students and faculty will present and critique recent research in the Kinesiology field. Pre- or Co-requisite: KINS 387, KINS 316, KINS 386. 1 credit. May be repeated for credit. SP.

KINS495. Special Topics in Kinesiology

Selected topics in kinesiology which will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

KINS495. Special Topics in Kinesiology

Selected topics in kinesiology which will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

KINS497. Sp. Projects in Kinesiology

Independent study and research projects for qualified students. 1-3 credits.

KINS497. Sp. Projects in Kinesiology

Independent study and research projects for qualified students. 1-3 credits.

KINS498. Hon Research in Kinesiology

Students conduct research in kinesiology under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits. WR.

KINS498. Hon Research in Kinesiology

Students conduct research in kinesiology under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits. WR.

KINS499. Honors Research

Students conduct research in physical education under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. 3 credits.