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The study of Kinesiology revolves around health and wellness.
  
The mission of the Kinesiology and Wellness Department is to promote the goal of health and total wellbeing to students through the dissemination of knowledge primarily related to physical fitness, and its enabling individuals for lifetime activities and wellness. Students will achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of physical fitness through strategic goal planning.
  
The department provides theory courses for educators and for the general community. A Kinesiology AA-T degree is offered for students to reach their educational goals.
 

Activity Courses - KINPE

  • Archery - Students develop the fundamental skills of archery as a target shooting sport.  Students acquire knowledge in the safe use and proper care of tackle, along with range safety.
  • Intermediate Archery - Students continue development of archery techniques, including practice at increased target distances. There will be increased emphasis on the skill development of anchoring, aiming, release, following through and overall shooting form, and developing a consistent shooting rhythm. Students learn team and individual competition scoring.
  • Basketball - This is an activity course with emphasis on cardiovascular conditioning, and the techniques, rules and strategies of the full court game of basketball. 
  • Cardio Kickboxing - Students will develop aerobic conditioning by combing punches, kicks, and other kickboxing moves. Students will also enhance cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, balance, and coordination.  
  • Cross Fitness - Students will be introduced to a cross fitness regimen that will develop core strength, cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength and power. Activities will include the use of indoor and outdoor station training.
  • Fit For Life - Students will learn about techniques, cardio respiratory endurance, muscle endurance, strength, and flexibility through a variety of exercises. The effect of nutrition and diet on body composition, and weight control will also be covered.
  • Pickleball - Students will develop introductory pickleball skills and learn the rules and basic tactics of the game. Students will practice and play in matches. Pickleball is a simple paddle game played using a tennis type net on a badminton-sized court.  
  • Pilates Mat Workout - Students apply the principles of "Pilates" to resistance exercises on the mat to improve muscle strength, joint stability, flexibility, and postural alignment. In this group exercise class, emphasis is placed on active movement integrating alignment, breath, control, flow, and precision.
  • Soccer - Students acquire the knowledge and physical skills required for playing soccer, including offensive and defensive strategies and rules of soccer. This course is open to all skill levels and is not intercollegiate.
  • Spin Cycling - Students will perform workouts to gain muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance through spin cycling. The students will use studio-spinning bikes to improve aerobics and anaerobic fitness. Students will learn proper cycling mechanics, body awareness and injury protection.
  • Volleyball - Students participate in a volleyball activity class and learn skills of passing, setting, spiking, serving, blocking, and team offense and defense. The class is for all skill levels.
  • Walking / Jogging for Health - Students are introduced to the benefits of exercise through walking/jogging and to the principles of exercise which will increase cardiovascular conditioning, endurance and flexibility.  
  • Hatha Yoga - Students will learn to control body, breath and mind through exercises, asanas (poses), breathing (pranayamas) and meditation techniques. Students will study techniques to increase flexibility, endurance, balance, and ways to enhance the ability to concentrate. The practice of yoga also encourages stress release.
  • Yoga for Stress Management - Students will learn yoga asanas (movements), meditation, and relaxation techniques in order to manage their stress at school, home, work, and in every day interactions with others.
  • Beginning Weight Training - Students are introduced to basic weight training techniques in order to develop muscular strength and fitness. Students will learn and execute various weight lifting and weight resistance exercise. In addition, students will perform cardio and core workouts.
  • Intermediate Weight Training - Students develop intermediate weight lifting techniques. Emphasis will be on progressing weight resistance exercise, form and techniques, safety, and specialized muscle development.
  • Body Sculpting - Students will study the muscular system of the human body and the principles of resistance training. They will use total body sculpting techniques and equipment, such as hand weights, resistance bands, and exercise mats.

Lecture Courses - KIN/HED

  • Dynamic Health Concepts - Students will explorer current issues in health and wellness with emphasis on making healthy choices. Highlighted topics include global national issues, mental health, use of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs, nutrition, infectious and noninfectious diseases including risk factors and prevention, human sexuality, and environmental health. Primary emphasis is directed to the individual's total and emotional, intellectual, and social health.
  • Intro to Kinesiology - Students will be introduced to various subdisciplines related to Kinesiology, the study of human movement. Students will examine the areas of history, sociology, biomechanics, physiology, physiology, as they relate to the sport and exercise environment. In addition, students will explore three career pathways involving the study of human movement: teaching, research, and profession practice.
  • Life Skills for the Athlete - Athletes acquire life skills to manage academics, athletic and work. Topics will include time management, academics, study skills, person hygiene, health, nutrition, relationships, and conduct. Athlete will attend a variety of college workshops.
  • Sports in Society - Students will examine cultural, historical, and political influences and problems associated with sports. Topics include ethics, gender participation, race and ethnicity, and the influence and impact of media on sports.

Online Courses - KIN

  • Fit for Life - Students will learn about fitness techniques, cardio respiratory endurance, muscle endurance, strength, and flexibility through a variety of exercises. The effect of nutrition and diet on body composition and weight control will also be covered.
  • Intro to Kinesiology - Students will be introduced to various subdisciplines related to Kinesiology, the study of human movement. Students will examine the areas of history, sociology, biomechanics, physiology, physiology, as they relate to the sport and exercise environment. In addition, students will explore three career pathways involving the study of human movement: teaching, research, and profession practice.