College of Health and Science

Kinesiology (KHS)

KHS 100   Walking and Running Basics1 credit

This course develops the fundamental skills, strategies and experiences to enjoy the health benefits of walking and running.

KHS 102   Team Sports Activities1 credit

This course develops the fundamental skills, strategies and experiences in team activities such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

KHS 103   Strength & Conditioning Activities1 credit

This course develops the fundamental skills, strategies and experiences in fitness activities such as weight training and cardiovascular conditioning.

KHS 106   Basketball Basics1 credit

This course develops the fundamental skills, strategies and experiences to enjoy the sport of basketball.

KHS 107   Golf1 credit

This course develops the fundamental skills, strategies and experiences to enjoy the sport of golf.

KHS 108   Racquetball1 credit

This course develops the fundamental skills, strategies and experiences to enjoy the sport of racquetball.

KHS 110   Health & Dynamic Human Movement3 credits

The aim of this course is to enhance and expand upon the personal and community benefits of a dynamic health and human movement lifestyle. Further, this course is designed to foster and promote healthy attitudes, behaviors, and skills, which develop informed healthful living and enlightened care for self. This course is designed to optimize informed healthful living, balanced service to God and humanity and enlightened care for self, such that Concordia University students are challenged to increase awareness, understanding, and informed critical appreciation for the six basic dimensions of health and wellness which are: Social, Mental, Emotional, Environmental, Spiritual, and Physical.

KHS 114   Pilates1 credit

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the Pilates method, and how to properly perform a wide variety of introductory mat exercises. These exercises will focus on applying the fundamental skills of Pilates, including breathing technique, focus and body alignment. As students' progress through exercises they will gain awareness of the mind-body relationship, and the many benefits Pilates offers.

KHS 116   Fitness Experience1 credit

This course offers students the opportunity to experience fitness courses at a local fitness center.

KHS 117   Group Fitness1 credit

This physical activity course is designed to help students gain an understanding of how to develop overall physical fitness including cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. This course is also designed to help students develop a positive attitude toward exercise and healthful living through participation in aerobic exercise and class discussion. This course involves calisthenics, floor exercises, aerobic exercise, and muscle endurance.

KHS 125   Introduction to Kinesiology1 credit

This course provides an introduction to the sub-disciplines of the field of Kinesiology. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an understanding of the various sub-disciplines of Kinesiology and the current issues present in these sub-disciplines, and be award of available employment and graduate school opportunities.

KHS 200   Community Safety & First Aid/CPR1 credit

This course is designed to give students the fundamental skills and procedures necessary to identify ways to prevent injury and/or illness, recognize when an emergency has occurred, follow emergency action steps, and provide basic care for injury and/or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.

KHS 220   Research Methods4 credits

This course is designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basic elements of research in kinesiology and allied health. Students will learn about the research process, types of measurement and research, and proper writing style. Emphasis will also be placed on locating and evaluating credible evidence from various sources. Concepts from this course will assist students in applying research methods to topics within their own fields of interest.

KHS 240   Introduction to Public Health4 credits

This course gives students an overview of the broad field of public health, which centers on health promotion and disease prevention. Throughout the course students will be actively engaged in discussions and activities that promote a greater understanding of public health as a system, as well as its interdisciplinary connections to other health care fields.

KHS 300   Applied Nutrition4 credits

The study of the interaction of humans with food. Nutritional concepts; current consumer issues in nutrition; nutritional needs through the life cycle; international nutritional concerns and issues are studied.

KHS 310   Drug Education2 credits

Pharmacological and etiological foundations, schedules, classifications, theoretical approaches to dependency, addiction and tolerance together with intervention and prevention strategies are studied. This course is designed to provide students with applicable knowledge and role playing experience in the area of drug use and abuse. Students will develop a broad based knowledge of the various types of drugs and how they are being used today medically and on the street. The students will also be asked to participate in discussions designed to raise their awareness of drug use/abuse and assist them in developing the skills and habits necessary to refrain from the negative impacts of use/abuse.

KHS 311   Functional Anatomy4 credits

This course employs a regional approach to human anatomy and emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in producing movement. Elements of the nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems are also considered. Kinematic features of common athletic movements are explored.

KHS 316   Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation4 credits

Psychological factors related to sport injury and rehabilitation are examined. Special attention is given to the antecedents to injury, the stress-injury relationship, emotional responses to injury and rehabilitation, and the role psychological skills such as mental imagery, relaxation, goal setting, positive self-talk, and social support has on injury risk and recovery. Ethical issues for professionals and psychological considerations for malingering individuals are also examined.

KHS 320   Human Life Experience3 credits

This is a survey course designed to enable students to understand the biological, physiological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of sexuality and human sexual behavior. Students will approach much of the material from a variety of different learning strategies including, research, games, small and large groups discussions, guest speakers, group activities, small assignments/worksheets, etc.

KHS 330   Elementary Methods Block I4 credits

This course is designed to give students the basic principles of effective instruction at the elementary school level. This course will address curriculum content, philosophy development, objective writing and annual/unit/daily lesson planning teaching skills, methods, class organization, progression of skills, and evaluation as it relates to creating an effective physical education program that promotes lifelong physical activity.

KHS 335   Middle School/Secondary Methods Block II4 credits

This course is designed to give students the basic principles of effective instruction at the middle/secondary school level. This course will address curriculum content, philosophy development, objective writing and annual/unit/daily lesson planning, teaching skills, methods, class organization, progression of skills, and evaluation as it relates to creating an effective physical education program that promotes lifelong physical activity. Testing and measurement are covered in greater detail during this course. (Prerequisite KHS 330)

KHS 375   Sociology of Sport and Exercise4 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge about a number of topics regarding the sociological aspects of sport and physical activity. This course engages the students on the impact of sport and exercise in our lives and to make them aware of the social processes which either influence the institution of sport or are influenced by the institution of sport. Concepts covered will include: sport and exercise within and among societies and nations, social organizations, economics, education, the family unit, governments, religions, social differentiation (e.g., status, ethnicity, gender, age, careers, ethical), and social problems (e.g., honesty and violence).

KHS 390   Sport Management4 credits

Sport Management theories and practices will be examined using a multi-disciplinary approach. Topic areas to be examined include: organization and management, marketing and promotion, special event management, facility management and design, management forecasting, and career opportunities.

KHS 391   Law & Sport4 credits

This course is an overview of legal aspects relevant to managers in the sport and recreation environment. Areas of study include tort law, contract law, constitutional law, legislation and administrative law related to the operation and administration of sport, recreation and athletic programs. Risk management strategies and sport management applications of legal issues are also addressed.

KHS 392   Marketing & Fundraising in Sport4 credits

Sport marketing and fundraising presents an overview of the various techniques and strategies used in meeting the and needs of consumers in the sport industry as well as understanding how sport can be used to assist in the marketing of other companies and products. Areas to be addressed are the uniqueness of sport marketing, an overview of the segments of the sport industry, the importance of market research and segmentation in identifying the right sport consumer, the use of date-based marketing in researching the sport consumer the overview of the marketing mix as individual units and the relationship between those units, and the development and endorsement packages.

KHS 393   Planning & Managing Sport Facilities4 credits

This course helps students understand how to plan, design, and maintain sport facilities. In addition, event management and programming will be examined within the context of stadium and arena management.

KHS 394   Sport Business4 credits

This course will include a comprehensive analysis of issues related to sports business. Topics will include finance, accounting and budgeting as it relates to the world of sports business.

KHS 400   Health Psychology4 credits

KHS 400 Health Psychology is designed to help students learn those skills necessary in forging a bridge between the client-learner's thoughts, feelings and actions by integrating thought and behavior into one synergistic approach to the delivery of health education that can accommodate the whole person. Cognitive techniques, such as lecture discussion, readings, presentations, collection of data, and specific planning combined with the behavioral components of emotion and action will help in bringing about this synergistic process.

KHS 410   Health Methods and Strategies3 credits

Health Methods and Strategies is designed to help learners identify and practice effective methods of facilitating K-12 health education. Observations of teaching of health lessons in elementary, middle school and secondary school settings are included in the requirements. Learners will explore and assess various educational resources from medical, insurance, health agency, business and private organizations that effectively could be used with K-12 learners. This will include development of a professional telecommunications resource database. Learners will learn strategies for effectively using and evaluating telecommunications and interactive multimedia for K-12 health education. (Prerequisites: ED 336, ED 470)

KHS 420   Program Administration2 credits

Organization of health science education and physical education programs in schools, work sites, medical care settings, community, private and public settings is studied together with needs assessment and evaluation strategies. Emphases on management, assessment, planning of health promotion enhance such study. This course is designed to give students a broad based exposure to the many organizational and administrative duties that accompany Physical Education, Sport, and various Health Program Management. We will start by looking to understand the characteristics of an effective leader and the ability to tap into those characteristics with the people one works with.

KHS 435   Sport Psychology4 credits

Psychology of sport and its applications for performance enhancement are examined. Special attention is given to theory and techniques for developing and refining psychological skills to enhance performance and personal growth. Content examines personality traits, anxiety, aggression vs. assertion, motivation, and other individual and group variables. (Suggested prerequisite: PSY 101)

KHS 436   Motor Development, Control & Motor Learning4 credits

This course examines the growth and development patterns of the child from infant, adolescence, adulthood, and through late adulthood. The purpose of the course is to enhance student insight into the fundamental role that the motor system plays in the human condition. There are four broad topic areas: 1) nature and mechanisms of the expression and control of motor behavior; 2) concepts, principles and measurement of motor learning; 3) factors that influence skill and proficiency in motor performance; and 4) practical approaches to studying and learning motor skills. Content will follow motor control through motor development across the life span with special emphasis on early childhood development and late adulthood.

KHS 439   Physical Dimensions of Aging3 credits

This course is designed to provide students interested in the gerontology population the knowledge base of physical aging. Physical aging is central to most daily activities and permeates through all aspects of life. Throughout this class, students will study the biomechanical, physiological, and motor effects associated with aging. Students will understand that when society encourages older individuals to stop being active, professions should be encouraging activity, while understanding their physical abilities.

KHS 450   Exercise Assessment4 credits

This course will focus on exercise testing and prescription with regard to stress testing and fitness evaluations. Indications and applications for clinical exercise testing and contraindications to exercise testing will be addressed, as well as special populations.

KHS 470   Health Education for Teachers2 credits

This course investigates personal and community health issues facing society and especially children. The National Health Education Standards and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Priority Health Risk Behaviors are addressed. (Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program)

KHS 472   Athletic Training, Injury Prevention, and Safety4 credits

The practical study of procedures for the care and prevention of injuries sustained during physical activity, including First Aid and Safety principles as dictated by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Designed as a course for students pursuing careers in athletic training, teaching, coaching, physical therapy, or other related fields. Instruction will include lectures, informational presentations, and hands on experience. (Suggested prerequisite: KHS 474)

KHS 473   Biomechanics4 credits

This course examines the physics of human movement. Content areas include the structural mechanics of bone construction, muscle contraction, ligament, and tendon plasticity and elasticity. Sport implement mechanics and the mechanics of environmental conditions (e.g. friction, air, and water resistance) are also explored. Sport performance issues will also be analyzed for mechanical efficiency. (Suggested prerequisite: KHS 474)

KHS 474   Exercise Physiology4 credits

The physiological basis for human performance and the effects of physical activity on the body's functions are examined in theory and application. Representative experiences include lecture, discussion, group exercises, class teaching, and written projects. (Preferred prerequisite: KHS 110)

KHS 475   Applied Exercise Prescription4 credits

This course integrates important principles and theories in exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology, and measurement, and then applies them to physical fitness testing and individualized exercise program design for team and individual athletes. Students will learn how to select physical fitness tests, conduct physiological assessments, and design individualized exercise programs and prescriptions. (Prerequisite: KHS 474 Exercise Physiology)

KHS 479   Coaching Pedagogy2 credits

This course offers some realistic guidelines and principles that should enable the coach to conduct his/her coaching program successfully. Course content explains the principles of coaching through discussion of the techniques that encompass the philosophical, psychological, and moral issues involved in the administration of athletic programs. (Prerequisite: KHS 110)

KHS 481   Adaptives2 credits

Students study disorders, which limit student participation in physical education and the adapted development approach to a physical education program. Students will describe past and present legislation that has influenced programs for those with special needs, compare and contrast the major theories and models about movement activities, describe the abilities and limitations of the various degrees of visual, hearing impairment, learning disabled, emotional/behavioral disturbances, mentally disabled, speech and language impairments, awkwardness, brain injured and cerebral palsy, epilepsy and convulsive disorders, muscular dystrophy and other muscular disorders, orthopedic impairments, arthritis, heart disease, and asthma and other respiratory conditions. Students will also analyze the latest research in adaptive methodology and specific conditions, which require adaptive assistance in the physical education setting. (Preferred prerequisite: KHS 473)

KHS 482   Advanced Athletic Training4 credits

This course is geared for the athletic training student pursing NATA certification or students further interest in knowledge of injury prevention and management. Advanced knowledge and techniques of athletic assessment, treatment/rehabilitation, administration of an athletic training programs and sports medicine experience outside of the classroom will be stressed. (Preferred prerequisite: KHS 472)

KHS 488   Kinesiology Independent Study1-4 credits

KHS 490   Senior Professional Seminar1 credit

This capstone course prepares students to chart different paths following graduation with a degree in Kinesiology or physical education: (a) entering the work force in the field of Kinesiology at a bachelor's degree level, (b) enter the work force in the field of teacher education at a bachelor's degree level, or (c) enter a graduate school. In this course student will develop a resume, request letters of recommendation, complete a professional portfolio, and identify job-searching strategies. (Prerequisite: senior status)

KHS 497   Seminar in Graduate Kinesiology and Health Sciences3 credits

This seminar is an advanced exploration of the disciplines within the kinesiology and health sciences department, and will further serve as preparation for 3+2 undergraduate students to begin their graduate program.

KHS 498   Internship1-12 credits

This internship places students directly in a setting where students learn to apply entry-level competencies. The student and advisor collaborate with the on-site supervisor in selecting an appropriate internship site that meets the need of the student, the needs of the internship site and the program needs. (Prerequisites: senior status and advisor approval)

KHS 500   Foundations of Sports Management3 credits

Today the need for sport management professionals is increasing in areas of business, marketing, sales and managing. This course will examine the expanding field of Sport Management. Areas of emphasize include; exploring job specific skills pertaining to sport marketing and sales, facility management, event planning, sport agents and recruiting services, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, public relations.

KHS 505   Organizational Leadership and Development3 credits

This course is a scholarly consideration of the concepts, principles and analytical tools for effective administration in sport management. Students will examine how leaders develop themselves and others in a dynamic, changing environment. The course will also examine the topics of communication and conflict management as they relate to successful organizational outcomes

KHS 510   Human Resource Management3 credits

Discusses critical aspects of human resource management as it relates to sport organizations. An overview is given of major functions and concepts regarding the management and administration of human resources in the organization including: recruitment, development, motivation, compensation, benefits administration, employee relations, and human resource information systems

KHS 515   Management and Leadership3 credits

Different theories of leadership and management styles are introduced and what their impact is on organizational structure, productivity, and decision making. Students will examine their individual management and leadership styles as they relate to sport management administration. This course will analyze how leadership is not only different from management but also more effective in today's workplace.

KHS 520   Managerial Finance3 credits

The practical aspects of the strategic and operational roles of accounting and finance are explored, including applications of strategic planning, budgeting, financial performance, and fiscal and ethical responsibility in a sport management setting.

KHS 525   Managing and Planning Sport Facilities3 credits

This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the theories and practices of facility design, construction, and operations. The course will examine a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor sports facilities including stadiums, gymnasiums, golf courses, fitness centers, and athletic fields. Students will also examine event management and programming within the context of stadium and arena management.

KHS 530   Research Design Methods3 credits

This course examines the various research methodologies used in organizational settings. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of management research are introduced.

KHS 535   Sport Marketing3 credits

This course will examine the application of marketing principles in the sport industry. Elements of corporate partnerships related to sport marketing will also be explored along with business strategies of sponsorships, branding, promotions, and event marketing.

KHS 540   Legal Aspects of Sport3 credits

Legal Aspects of Sports is an overview of legal aspects that will be relevant to sport managers in areas of recreation, athletics, facilities, and business. The course will examine risk management strategies along with law related to operation and administration of sport-related programs. Students will explore case studies relating to the legal aspects of sports.

KHS 545   Ethics and Policy in Sport Management3 credits

This course explores the topics of ethics and policy for administrators in a sport management setting. Students will critically analyze ethical concepts which influence the development of sport policies. The course will further examine the relevance of ethical considerations in policy development and compliance. Students will use contemporary case studies to examine ethical dilemmas relating to policy enforcement.

KHS 550   Sport Sales3 credits

Sales is an essential revenue producing function for any commercial organization. Sport and recreations have a unique marketing relationship of product and inventory with the consumer and marketplace. The course is designed for the student to learn the theoretical concepts and the application of skills and practices associated with the sports sales process. Through readings and lectures, the course will examine the rationale regarding the benefits and disadvantages of various sales and promotional methodologies. This course will then concentrate on promotional and sales strategies, campaigns, and techniques.

KHS 565   Capstone I3 credits

The capstone course provides the sport management professional with the opportunity to synthesize the learning which has taken place throughout the program. It further focuses upon the practical application of knowledge within the sport management industry. The capstone will serve as an assessment of student learning within the Master of Arts in Sport Management.

KHS 570   Ethics and Policy in Sport and Exercise Science3 credits

This course explores the topics of ethics and policy for exercise science professionals in a sport and exercise setting. Students will critically analyze ethical concepts, which influence the development of necessary policies. The course will further examine the relevance of ethical considerations in policy development and compliance. Students will use contemporary case studies to examine ethical dilemmas relating to policy enforcement within the exercise science industry.

KHS 575   Epidemiological Statistical Analysis3 credits

This course examines the various research methodologies used in exercise science. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of research are introduced.

KHS 580   Mechanisms of Skilled Neuromuscular Behavior3 credits

This course examines the integration of thought processes with the human body to produce skilled motor performance. Theoretical perspectives and mechanisms of motor behavior are examined and applied to significant systems involving gross motor learning and control in sport and exercise.

KHS 585   Biomechanics in Exercise Science3 credits

This course examines qualitative and quantitative elements and physics of human movement. Content areas include the structural mechanics of bone physiology, muscle mechanics, and connective tissue principles. Sport techniques and environmental conditions (e.g., friction, air, and water resistance) are also explored. Biomechanical implications of sport and fitness skill performance will be analyzed for mechanical efficiency and effectiveness.

KHS 590   Psychology of Sport and Exercise3 credits

Psychology of sport and its applications for performance enhancement are examined. Special attention is given to theory and techniques for developing and refining psychological skills to enhance performance in the exercise science industry. Psychological aspects of exercise-related injury will also be explored within this course.

KHS 595   Clinical Exercise Assessment3 credits

Students will learn how to select physical fitness tests, and conduct physiological assessments on members of diverse populations. Students will further study the procedures involved in screening individuals from diverse populations with varying levels of functional work capacity.

KHS 600   Exercise Physiology3 credits

The physiological responses to exercise performance and the effects of physical activity on the body’s functions are examined in theory and application.

KHS 605   Nutrition and Metabolism3 credits

This course focuses on the integration of nutrition with molecular and cellular biochemistry of metabolism. Major topics discussed in this course include the metabolic effects of diet composition, the interactions of macronutrients, and dietary modifications and their associated impact upon performance.

KHS 610   Research Methods3 credits

This course examines the various research methodologies used in exercise science. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of research are introduced.

KHS 615   Exercise Prescription3 credits

This course focuses upon the design of individualized exercise programs and prescriptions in health and disease. Knowledge of skills necessary for safe and effective application of these prescriptions for members of diverse populations as well as the prevention and maintenance of chronic disease will be emphasized.

KHS 620   Master's Capstone3 credits

The capstone course provides the exercise science professional with the opportunity to synthesize the learning, which has taken place throughout the program. It further focuses upon the practical application of knowledge within the exercise science industry. The capstone will serve as an assessment of student learning within the Master of Science in Exercise Science program.

KHS 625   Master's Thesis6 credits

The thesis provides the exercise science professional with the opportunity to synthesize the learning, which has taken place throughout the program, and to apply research principles to current exercise science topics. The thesis will serve as an assessment of student learning within the Master of Science in Exercise Science program.

KHS 700   Cross Country-Intercollegiate Men1 credit

KHS 705   Cross Country-Intercollegiate Women1 credit

KHS 710   Football-Intercollegiate1 credit

KHS 715   Volleyball-Intercollegiate1 credit

KHS 720   Basketball-Intercollegiate Men1 credit

KHS 725   Basketball-Intercollegiate Women1 credit

KHS 730   Baseball-Intercollegiate1 credit

KHS 735   Softball-Intercollegiate1 credit

KHS 740   Indoor Track & Field-Intercollegiate Men1 credit

KHS 745   Indoor Track & Field-Intercollegiate Women1 credit

KHS 750   Outdoor Track & Field-Intercollegiate Men1 credit

KHS 755   Outdoor Track & Field-Intercollegiate Women1 credit

KHS 760   Cheerleading1 credit

KHS 765   Dance Line1 credit

KHS 775   Soccer-Intercollegiate Women1 credit

KHS 780   Golf-Intercollegiate Women1 credit

KHS 785   Golf-Intercollegiate Men1 credit

KHS 790   Spirit Squad1 credit

KHS 795   Lacrosse-Intercollegiate Women1 credit