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Kinesiology Course Descriptions

Kinesiology Course Descriptions

KINES 300
Introduction to Kinesiology
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course will provide students with an orientation to the fields of physical education, kinesiology, fitness, and sport. Students will be introduced to the history, philosophy, pedagogy, sociology, and psychology associated with these fields. In addition, students will learn about career opportunities in education, coaching, health, fitness, sports management, and sports media.
KINES 301
Personal Wellness
3 Units
Same As: HEED 350
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course takes a personal approach to lifetime healthy habits. The students will relate their own lives to topics that include: Fitness, weight management, relationships, nutrition, stress management, sexual health, risky behaviors, and prevention of diseases. Assessment, plans for change and reinforcement will be applied through the use of journals, projects, written assignments and tests. This course is the same as HEED 350, and only one may be taken for credit.
KINES 416
Psychology of Sport
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b) (effective Spring 2018); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course will explore current and historical concepts, theories, and techniques of sport and fitness psychology and the role these concepts play in the achievement of optimal performance in sports and in life.
KINES 495
Independent Studies in Physical Education Theory
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
KINES 498
Work Experience in Physical Education
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Physical Education.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
KINES 499
Experimental Offering in Physical Education Theory
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB