Kinesiology Courses Available at Penn State Altoona
KINES 100: The Cultural and Behavioral Foundations of Kinesiology (3 credits)
Philosophical, ethical, historical, cultural, psychological, and behavioral foundations of human movement, health, wellness, and exercise.
KINES 101: The Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology (3 credits)
Biomechanical, physiological, and neurobiological foundations of human movement and exercise, including applications to clinical conditions, rehabilitation, and fitness are presented.
KINES 126: The Health Program for the Elementary School Child (1.5 credits)
Introduction to the Coordinated School Health Program. Overview of contemporary school-based health education theory, content, methods, and practice. Prerequisite: EDPSY 014
KINES 127: The Physical Education Program for the Elementary School Child (1.5 credits)
Theoretical and practical overview of developmentally appropriate physical education for children.
KINES 135: Introduction to Athletic Training (3 credits)
Foundation of injury recognition and prevention; ethical, legal, and professional issues for the athletic trainer. A laboratory-based course.
KINES 180: Introduction to Kinesiology (3 credits)
The foundation course of the Kinesiology degree, providing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of movement through problem-based learning.
KINES 202: Functional Human Anatomy (4 credits)
In-depth examination of the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems, and their relationship to human movement.
KINES 295B: Careers/Observations in Kinesiology (1 credit)
Introduction to career information and observational experiences in the Kinesiology field.
Prerequisite: third-semester standing
KINES 303 (GHA): Emergency Care - First Aid/Safety/AED (3 credits)
Develop skills for First Responder Certification in CPR/AED, First Aid and Safety by American Red Cross or National Safety Council.
KINES 321: Psychology of Movement Behavior (3 credits)
Basic concepts and application of psychological knowledge for organized sport, physical activity, and athletic training. Prerequisite: Students must have a C or better in: KINES 180
KINES 341 (US;IL): The Historical, Cultural, and Social Dynamics of Sport (3 credits)
Connections between sport and broader historical, cultural, social, political, intellectual, and economic contexts.
KINES 345: Meaning, Ethics, and Movement (3 credits)
Development of philosophic reasoning skills to better understand the values of physical activity and ethics in a variety of performance settings. Prerequisite: Students must have a C or better in: KINES 141
KINES 350: Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
Structure and function of the human body as applied to health, wellness, exercise, and sports. Prerequisite: Students must have a C or better in: KINES 180, KINES 202, BIOL 141, CHEM 101 or CHEM 110
KINES 360: The Neurobiology of Motor Control and Development (3 credits)
The neurobiological foundations of human movement, with an emphasis on applications in rehabilitation and athletics. Prerequisite: Students must have a C or better in: KINES 180, KINES 202 and BIOL 141
KINES 384: Biomechanics (3 credits)
Basic mechanical knowledge required to understand human movement. Prerequisite: Students must have a C or better in: KINES 101 or KINES 180 and KINES 202, PHYS 150 or PHYS 250