Kinesiology Courses and Personal Training Certificate 

New Courses: Kinesiology 
Starting in Fall 2013, the Natural Science and Physical Education Department is offering three new KIN courses.

What is a KIN course?

The new KIN prefix stands for Kinesiology which is the scientific study of human movement. Our new KIN courses are appropriate for individuals interested in a variety of health related fields including:

  • Personal Training
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Education
  • Sports Management/Coaching
  • Exercise Science

The following courses are now avaiulable for Fall 2013.

KIN 201     Introduction to Exercise Science     MWF 8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m.
This course is an overview of the discipline of Exercise Science including the nature and importance of physical acticvity, the general concepts of physiology and biomechanics of physical activity, assessing fitness levels and implementing training programs in all components of fitness, and safety and injury prevention in healthy and special populations. (Prerequisite BIO 125 or consent of instructor)

KIN 160     Group Exercise Instruction     MW 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
This course is designed to provide the students with practical information and skills to lead group exercise sessions. Active participation in activity classes including aerobic  activities (cardio-based such as kickboxing, spinning, and dance), and mat-work exercises (yoga, Pilates, toning). Concurrent enrollment in HPR 101 Fitness Center is recommended.

KIN 170     Resistance Training/Theory and Practice     TR 10:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Second 8-week session beginning October 21, 2013)
This is an introductory course in resistance training with emphasis in skill development and instructional techniques. This course will include anatomy and physiology of movement, basic body mechanics, safety and spotting techniques, and assessing and designing resistence exercise programs for beginner to advanced level. Current enrollment in HPR 101 Fitness Center is recommended.

All KIN courses are transferable and accepted toward an advanced degree in the above programs. These courses are included in the Personal Training certificate program that is currently being developed.

For more information, contact either Nancy DeRoss ( at ext. 2379 or David Opon ( at ext. 2853.

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