School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

http://www.wku.edu/krs

Ron Ramsing, Director
Smith Stadium East 1004
(270) 745-3347
krs@wku.edu

Faculty


Kinesiology Courses

KIN 501   Research Methods in Kinesiology    3 Hours

An examination of the methods, materials, techniques, and planning of research studies used and conducted in the various disciplines of kinesiology. (To be taken in the first term of enrollment.)
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

KIN 503   Advanced Motor Learning and Control    3 Hours

Theories and principles of learning as they apply to the acquisition of gross motor skills. Emphasizes the interpretation and practical application of experimental data.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; summer 2017

KIN 504   Advanced Exercise Physiology    3 Hours

A comprehensive study of the acute responses and chronic adaptations resulting from exercise or other stressors on the physiological function of the human body. Particular attention will be given to applied learning, as well as to review and critique current research.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

KIN 505   Foundations of Curriculum Construction    3 Hours

Principles, procedures, and criteria for curriculum construction and revision, course building, and lesson planning.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

KIN 508   Adaptive Physical Education    3 Hours

In-depth study of instruction of disabled children in mainstream and/or special physical education classes. Knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan intervention, and instruct mild, moderate, severely/profoundly disabled children in physical education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

KIN 509   Sport in Multicultural Society    3 Hours

An examination/understanding of the role of sport in America, its impact on the social structure and the leadership behaviors needed to ensure that the societal impact of sport is congruent with traditional American values.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

KIN 513   Coaching Theory    3 Hours

The theory and analysis of leadership behavior in interscholastic athletics with an emphasis on developing leadership knowledge, personal behavior qualities and job related skills applicable in diverse interscholastic athletic settings.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

KIN 514   Lab Methods in Exercise Physiology    3 Hours

Theory and application of laboratory techniques germane to research in Exercise Physiology. Includes musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic, and human performance testing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

KIN 515   Advanced Measurement and Evaluation    3 Hours

Study and application of assessment tools and statistical techniques commonly used in kinesiology research. Includes regression modeling, single and multi-factor analysis of variance, and repeated measures designs.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016

KIN 516   Administrative Practice in KRS    3 Hours

Provide useful information and techniques related to the administration of physical education programs in both school and other settings. Students will focus on leadership that enhances the organization, management, planning and implanting programs and facilities.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

KIN 518   Advanced Statistics in Kinesiology    3 Hours

Study and application of statistical techniques commonly used in kinesiology research. Includes regression modeling, single and multifactor analysis of variance, and repeated measures designs.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Kinesiology graduate program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

KIN 520   Teaching Strategies in Physical Education    3 Hours

Study and application of teaching strategies utilized in the elementary and secondary physical education setting.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

KIN 521   Analysis and Criticism of Professional Literature in Physical Education    3 Hours

Analysis and critical evaluation of professional literature in the field of physical education and exercise science.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

KIN 522   Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription    3 Hours

Focuses on the use of exercise in the treatment and diagnosis of various major disease states. Provides the student with an advanced understanding of electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring, interpretation, graded exercise testing, blood pressure measurement, interviewing skills, screening, risk stratification, and pharmacology. Emphasizes exercise prescription for clinical populations, such as those with endocrinological/metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and neuromuscular disorders.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

KIN 523   Seminar in Exercise Physiology    3 Hours

Advanced study of contemporary knowledge and current professional research centering on various selected topics to the field of exercise science.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

KIN 524   Applied Biomechanics    3 Hours

Advanced study of the mechanical, neuromuscular, and anatomical bases of human movement.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

KIN 525   Fitness Management    3 Hours

The course will provide content addressing the current industry standards and guidelines for operating private, corporate and clinical fitness facilities and fitness management scenarios and case studies will be used to apply the course content to the field setting.
Prerequisite(s): Admission in the MS in Kinesiology or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

KIN 528   Dynamics of Injury Management    3 Hours

Integrates the knowledge, skills and values that Certified Athletic Trainers must possess to evaluate and treat athletic injuries and refer to appropriate medical personnel.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Athletic Training Concentration or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

KIN 530   Independent Investigation in Kinesiology    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Research problems or projects in the scientific, organizational, administrative, or supervisory areas of kinesiology.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

KIN 596   Practicum in Exercise Physiology    3 Hours

Work and/or laboratory experience in Exercise Physiology practical settings in progression towards completion of the graduate program. Liability insurance is required.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015

KIN 598   Capstone Research Experience in Exercise Physiology    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Designed for non-thesis students in the Master's Program in Kinesiology to gain appropriate research experience prior to completing the program. Taken in the final semester of the program.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing, admission to Master's program in Kinesiology.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

KIN 599   Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

The master's thesis is to be directed by a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Department. (Each semester)
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

KIN 600   Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017

Recreation Courses

REC 404G   Recreation Facility Management    3 Hours

A practical orientation to management for a variety of recreation facilities.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 420G   Commercial Recreation Tourism    3 Hours

Commercial recreation and tourism, including the establishment, supervision, and operation of areas and facilities.
Prerequisite(s): REC 200, REC 302, and REC 306.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 424G   Camp and Conference Center Administration    3 Hours

Organization and administration of camp and conference center programs and facilities including history, trends, staffing, client needs, finance, marketing, and legal issues.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 426G   Facility Planning and Design    3 Hours

Facility planning and design process with emphasis on the unique features on many different areas and types of facilities. Field experiences required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016; winter 2017

REC 428G   Community Centers and Playgrounds    3 Hours

An intensive investigation of playground and community center operations.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 430G   Recreation Resource Management    3 Hours

Multi-use natural resource management concepts, issues in resource management and the synthesis of concept and practical knowledge into real and simulated applications of land use and environmental problems related to the leisure service industry. Field trips required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 434G   Environmental Interpretation    3 Hours

Environmental interpretation in leisure and educational settings. Includes interpretive design of exhibits and facilities. Emphasizes the development of presentation and program skills.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 435G   Outdoor Expedition Planning    3 Hours

Principles and techniques for planning, designing, implementing and evaluating extended outdoor expedition programs. Overnight field trips required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2017

REC 437G   Outdoor Leadership Expedition    3 Hours

Outdoor Leadership capstone course involving a backcountry expedition, leadership development, and teaching techniques. Successful students will receive the Wilderness Education Association Outdoor Leader Certification. Overnight, extended field-trips required. Field experiences required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.
Prerequisite(s): REC 435G or instructor permission.
Course Fee: $800
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017; summer 2017

REC 482G   Recreation Workshop    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Workshops are designed to study special areas relating to the recreation profession. Workshops may be experiential in nature or may follow a traditional class format. Field experiences and/or study at regional campus locations are usually required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016; winter 2017; fall 2017

Recreation and Sport Admin Courses

RSA 501   Research Methods in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Research terminology, design, methods, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in recreation and sport.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 513   Recreation and Sport Administration    3 Hours

Leadership and management of recreation and sport agencies with emphases on strategic planning, policy, human resources, programming, governance, and organizational behavior and culture.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 515   Recreation and Sport Facility Development    3 Hours

Facility development process with emphasis on the unique features of many different types of facilities. Field experiences required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

RSA 517   Legal Issues in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Legal systems, legal concepts, and landmark cases influencing the recreation and sport industry.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

RSA 519   Fiscal Practices in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Financial principles and practices relevant in recreation settings. Topics include economic principles, financial management and organization, income sources, fundraising, pricing, and budgeting.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

RSA 521   Public Relations in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Specialized application of effective communication techniques for building relationships with internal and external constituencies that support marketing from the general practice of public relations.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

RSA 523   Theoretical Foundations of Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Philosophy, theory, and ethics of recreation and sport, including current professional trends in the field.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

RSA 530   Advanced Studies in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specific and detailed analysis of issues in recreation and sport incorporating individualized instruction between student and faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Restricted enrollment pending faculty approval.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017

RSA 532   Environmental Education Resources    3 Hours

Experiential learning with environmental education resources. Emphasis is placed on Kentucky based interpretation of the natural environment. Field experiences required and students are required to provide their own means of transportation to field sites.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RSA 534   Facility Management    3 Hours

This course integrates the various management functions of public assembly facilities. Students focus on advanced management principles, practices and methods.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 536   Event Management    3 Hours

This course integrates the various management functions associated with conducting successful events. Students focus on advanced management principles, practices and methods.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 538   Facility and Event Security Management    3 Hours

Emphasis on efficient methods of security management in the recreation and sport (facility and event) industry, with a focus on an interagency approach.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

RSA 542   Investigation of Current Interscholastic Athletics Issues    3 Hours

A capstone experience for the concentration in IAA that will involve an in depth investigation of the various issues addressed throughout this program of study. Does not count toward certification of rank change in Kentucky.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 543   Sports Medicine Administration for Interscholastic Athletics    3 Hours

An in-depth study of the many issues administrators and coaches face in supporting and developing an interscholastic sports medicine program within a school or school district. Does not count towards certification or rank change in Kentucky.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

RSA 544   Practicum in Interscholastic Sport    3 Hours

Cooperative field experiences in approved interscholastic sport settings where students obtain professional administrative and/or programming experiences with agency and university supervision.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 546   Leadership and Ethics in Sports Health Care    3 Hours

Provides knowledge and skills related to leadership and ethical behavior and decision making in a variety of athletic training employment settings.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Athletic Training Concentration or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015

RSA 554   Student-Athlete Development    3 Hours

Develop an understanding of the historical and contemporary issues faced by student-athletes at colleges and universities. Content includes support services guidelines in the areas of academics, personal issues, and career preparation/planning.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017

RSA 556   Governance in Intercollegiate Athletics    3 Hours

Provides for a thorough examination of intercollegiate athletics governing bodies (i.e., NCAA, NAIA, NAAC, NJCAA). Emphasis placed upon governing hierarchy, responsibilities of individual institutions, conference affiliations, and membership requirements.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017

RSA 558   Compliance in Intercollegiate Athletics    3 Hours

Provides an in-depth analysis of NCAA rules and regulations relating to intercollegiate athletics. Topics include ethical conduct, employment issues, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility (academic and general requirements), financial aid, awards and benefits, playing and practice schedules, and enforcement.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

RSA 560   Issues in Nonprofit Administration    3 Hours

Historical, philosophical, and theoretical examination of the nonprofit sector, voluntary action, and philanthropy. Including the comparative perspectives, scope, and significance of the sector. Critical issues related to nonprofit governance, leadership, and board/committee development.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 565   Nonprofit Grant Writing and Fundraising    3 Hours

Principles, practices, techniques, and ethics of nonprofit grant writing and fundraising. Philanthropy, relationship building, and comprehensive fund development processes. Special emphasis placed on writing grants and developing fundraising strategies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 570   Fiscal Administration in the Nonprofit Sector    3 Hours

Financial management, accountability, stewardship, planning, and transparency for nonprofit organizations. Financial literacy with emphasis placed on planning and reporting processes requisite for establishing and maintaining federal nonprofit status.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

RSA 585   Nonprofit Practicum    3 Hours

Capstone supervised professional experience in approved nonprofit settings where students obtain professional nonprofit experience with agency and faculty supervision.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; summer 2017

RSA 590   Practicum in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Cooperative field experiences in approved recreation and sport settings where students obtain professional administrative and/or programming experience with agency and faculty supervision. This course requires off campus travel. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

RSA 598   Master's Project in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Directed investigation of a faculty approved topic in recreation and sport culminating with the submission of a paper for publication.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Certification.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RSA 599   Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

The master's thesis is to be directed by a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Department. (Each semester)
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RSA 600   Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None