Kinesiology Associate Professors Kirkeby and Thorlakson, Assistant Professors Mahoney (chair) and Walter; Lecturers Becker, Crabtree, Hager, Hegerle, Lovell, Neville, Nienhaus, Ulland, and Vasicheck Mission Statement Kinesiology is a broad-based discipline offering educational opportunities in diverse areas, including exercise science, health & fitness, physical education teacher education, and coaching. The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Jamestown provides exceptional instruction and learning experiences that play a vital role in the holistic development of students. Through the academic disciplines, students will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to apply the concepts of physical activity and healthy living in a variety of professional settings. Students will be prepared to pursue a career in the fields of fitness, teaching, or coaching, or continue in graduate studies in exercise physiology, physical therapy, athletic training, or related fields. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses that are required in a major, minor, or emphasis. Intended Student Learning Outcomes for the Exercise Science Major
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The Exercise Science graduates will have the scientific and theoretical knowledge required to become a competent Exercise Specialist Fitness professional. The Exercise Science graduates will apply the knowledge, skills and abilities gained to function as an Exercise Specialist Fitness professional. The Exercise Science graduates will exhibit effective coaching skills to assist in behavior modification, motivation and lifestyle change. The Exercise Science graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to employ safety and injury prevention, perform emergency first aid and emergency cardiac care. The Exercise Science graduate will delineate and apply basic principles of business management, program administration and marketing to create quality fitness and health promotion programs. The Exercise Science graduates will demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.
Requirements for the Exercise Science Major Choose one of the following pre-requisites for Biology 208 / 209: Dept. Course No. Course Title Biol 150 Intro to Biology I OR Chem 114 Chemistry for Health Sciences OR Chem 133 General Chemistry I Semester Credits
Credits 4 4 4 4
Exercise Science Course Requirements Dept. KNS KNS KNS KNS KNS KNS KNS KNS KNS KNS
Course No. 182 240 260 310 385 403 403L 410 425 430
Course Title Intro to Kinesiology Nutrition and Wellness Technology Integration in PE, Health and Fitness Biomechanics of Human Movement Sports First Aid & Injury Care Advanced Exercise Physiology Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab Methods in Aerobic & Resistance Training Exercise Science Internship Exercise Prescription and Weight Management
Credits 2 2 3 3 3 3 1 3 6 4