Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

Dr. Paula Upright, Interim Director
Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium East
Phone: (270) 745-3347; Fax: (270) 745-6043
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/krs

The School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport (KRS) recognizes the importance of quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs for professionals seeking knowledge related to human movement, recreation, leisure, and sport management. The school is student-centered and known for its innovative teaching, research, and community-based service activities. In the School, we offer majors in the areas of Physical Education pedagogy, Exercise Science, Recreation Administration, and Sport Management. The minors within the school include Athletic Coaching, Nonprofit Administration, Outdoor Experience Leadership, Facility and Event Management, and Tourism.

To facilitate student preparation, KRS has designed rigorous professional preparation programs of study. For more information regarding any program in KRS, please visit our department website at https://www.wku.edu/krs/. You may also consider contacting the appropriate program coordinator for specific questions about a major, minor, or graduate degree.

When planning a program of study in KRS, each student should be aware of the University’s academic requirements and regulations contained in this catalog in the chapter “Academic Information.” Specific attention should be given to the subsections in the chapter entitled (a) Academic Programs, (b) Colonnade Requirements, and (c) Academic Requirements and Regulations. Students should be aware that some academic programs may require additional scholastic regulations and standards not specified in the catalog. To obtain a copy of these regulations, students should contact the school or visit the KRS webpage.

Faculty

Professor

Raymond A. Poff PhD (Leisure Behavior), Indiana University-Bloomington, 2001

Ronald D. Ramsing PhD (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism), University of Utah, 2005

Associate Professor

Scott W. Arnett PhD (Exercise Science), University of Georgia, 2007

Yuchun Chen PhD (Human Performance), The University of Alabama, 2012

Kenneth J. Crandall PhD (Exercise and Sport Science), University of Utah, 2004

Keri A. Esslinger PhD (Kinesiology), University of Arkansas Main Campus, 2010

Tricia A. Jordan PhD (Educational Leadership & Organizational Development), University of Louisville, 2009

Evelyn M. Oregon PhD (Kinesiology), Michigan State University, 2013

Mark A. Schafer PhD (Health and Physical Activity, Exercise Physio Clin Res Trac), University of Pitts Pittsburgh Camp, 2007

Tammie L. Stenger-Ramsey EdD (Applied Educational Studies), Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 2001

Thomas B. Stinnett PhD (Educational Leadership and Organizational Development), University of Louisville, 2013

Rachel A. Tinius PhD (Movement Science), Washington University, 2015

Paula A. Upright PhD (Educational Leadership & Organizational Development), University of Louisville, 2009

Assistant Professor

Kayla M. Baker PhD (Education), University of Central Florida, 2019

Shea M. Brgoch PhD (Kinesiology), The Ohio State University Main Campus, 2021

William A. Czekanski PhD (Physical Activity and Education Services), The Ohio State University Main Campus, 2012

Stacey A. Forsythe EdD (Educational Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2015

Eric G. Knackmuhs PhD (Leisure Behavior), Indiana University-Bloomington, 2017

Allie E. McCreary PhD (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism), North Carolina State University, 2017

Brian S. Myers PhD (PHYS ED: SPECIAL PHYS EDUCATION), Eastern Michigan University, 2019

Whitley J. Stone PhD (Health Sciences), Middle Tennessee State University, 2017

Danilo V. Tolusso PhD (Human Performance), The University of Alabama, 2019

Kaylee Woodard PhD (Kinesiology), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2020

Pedagogical Assistant Professor

Terry L. Obee EdD, United States Sports Academy, 2018

Sarah L. Scali PhD (Physical Education), Springfield College, 2016

Instructor I

Tracy Lane MED (General Education), Auburn University at Montgomery, 1994

Exercise Science (EXS)

EXS 122    Foundations of Kinesiology    3 Hours

An introductory study of the historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of kinesiology; aspects of physical education, exercise science, and sport will be covered.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554) or Exercise Science-prep (554P)

Equivalent(s): PE 122

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

EXS 223    Introduction to Exercise Science    3 Hours

Introduction to the different areas of study contained within the field of exercise science. Students will be introduced to the application of exercise science to fitness, health, and disease. They will also be introduced to field and laboratory measurement techniques.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554) or Exercise Science-prep (554P)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

EXS 296    Practicum in Exercise    3 Hours

Work experience in Exercise Science practical settings in progression towards completion of the major. Liability insurance is required. Must be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours taken twice with each practicum experience in a different subfield of Exercise Science.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 223 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554) or Exercise Science-prep (554P)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

EXS 310    Kinesiology    3 Hours

Study of the anatomical, mechanical, and neuromuscular bases of human movement.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 131

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 311    Physiology of Exercise    3 Hours

A systemic study of the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the physiological function of the human body. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 131 with a minimum grade of C or BIO 131C with a minimum grade of C) and EXS 223 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 312    Basic Athletic Training    3 Hours

A study of the basic principles of athletic training including prevention, evaluation, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Prerequisite(s): (PE 311 or EXS 311)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Equivalent(s): PE 312

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EXS 313    Motor Learning and Control    3 Hours

Designed to help build a foundation of knowledge and practice in the theoretical and conceptual basis behind human acquisition and performance of motor skills. The goal of the course is to understand how the individual, motor skill, and environment work together when learning novel or improving previously learned motor skills.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 223 with a minimum grade of C and (MATH 116 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or MATH 116E (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

EXS 324    Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology    3 Hours

A study of measurement tools and evaluation procedures used in the fields associated with kinesiology, including physical education, exercise science, and biomechanics.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 116 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 116E with a minimum grade of C) and EXS 223 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 325    Applied Exercise Physiology    3 Hours

Applied concepts introduced in exercise physiology and kinesiology. Aspects of the human body's reaction to differing exercise stressors. Emphasis on metabolic, musculoskeletal, and cardiorespiratory systems. Laboratory and field experience applying theoretical concepts of exercise physiology and kinesiology.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 311 with a minimum grade of C and (CHEM 109 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 116 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 120 with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

EXS 412    Exercise Testing & Prescription    4 Hours (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

Study and field experience in developing principles and practices of physical fitness in the private and corporate sector for the general population and special populations.Students must provide their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 311 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Course Fee: $20

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 420    Clinical Exercise Physiology    4 Hours (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

Principles of the clinical aspects of exercise physiology. Focuses primarily on the use of exercise in the treatment and diagnosis of various disease states, screening in risk stratification, and the ability to recognize and respond to emergency procedures.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 325 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 425    Exercise Bioenergetics    3 Hours

Study of exercise metabolism during physical activity. Includes metabolic utilization of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins during anaerobic and aerobic exercise.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 325 with a minimum grade of C and (CHEM 109 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 116 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 120 with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EXS 436    Principles of Strength and Conditioning    3 Hours

Designed to develop knowledge of principles and practices in components of strength and conditioning. The aim of the course is to understand the process behind development, implementation, and evaluation of strength and conditioning programs for elite, collegiate, high school, and/or recreational athletic populations.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 325 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 446    Biomechanics    4 Hours (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

Designed to help build a foundation of knowledge and practice in the theoretical and conceptual basis of human movement. The goal of the course is to understand the influence of rigid-body mechanics on human movement and how manipulations of mechanical factors alter human movement. The secondary goal is to learn to quantitatively analyze human movement.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 131 with a minimum grade of C and (MATH 116 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 116E with a minimum grade of C or MA 116C with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 455    Exercise and Aging    3 Hours

Designed for students to gain a better understanding of the acute physiological responses and chronic adaptations associated with exercise in the aged population and the role of exercise in the aging process. Specific attention will be given to the mitigating role of exercise in certain diseases and disorders.

Prerequisite(s): (GERO 100 with a minimum grade of C or EXS 223 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EXS 456    Individual Advanced Studies in Kinesiology    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specific and detailed analysis of practical problem areas in Kinesiology.

Equivalent(s): PE 456

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EXS 485    Exercise Science Study Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

An exploration of international offerings pertaining to the study of exercise science and sports medicine. Study abroad courses require travel to various international locations. Specific course offerings will be announced prior to the semester in which travel occurs. Note: Must be in good standing, and obtain approval from the instructor.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EXS 496    Internship in Exercise Science    6 Hours

Comprehensive practical experience in a selected Exercise Science environment. Development of practical skills with on-the-job experience. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: A minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of registration for EXS 496 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 296 and EXS 412 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

EXS 498    Capstone Research Experience in Exercise Science    6 Hours

This course is designed to allow students who have a strong interest in the research process, and who intend to pursue graduate studies in exercise physiology or a related discipline, to gain valuable laboratory experience by working directly with an exercise science faculty member on a semester-long research project. Students may take this course in place of completing an internship. Note: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of registration and permission of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 325 and EXS 412

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Exercise Science (554)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

Physical Education (PE)

PE 100    Fundamentals of Physical Activity    3 Hours

A study of the basic knowledge, understandings, and values of physical activity. Laboratory experiences are required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

PE 101    First Activity Course    1 Hour

Activity may be selected from aquatics, bowling, dance, golf, karate, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, weight training, aerobic dance, jogging, firearms, self-defense for women, water aerobics and white water kayaking. Students are responsible for transportation to and from off-campus experiences.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

PE 102    Second Activity Course    1 Hour (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

Activity may be selected from aquatics, bowling, dance, golf, karate, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, weight training, aerobic dance, jogging, firearms, self-defense for women, water aerobics and white water kayaking. Students are responsible for transportaion to and from off-campus experiences.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 103    Third Activity Course    1 Hour (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

Activity may be selected from aquatics, archery, bowling, dance, golf, karate, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, weight training, aerobic dance, jogging, firearms, self defense for women, water aerobics and white water kayaking. Students are responsible for transportation to and from off-campus experiences.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 104    Fourth Activity Course    1 Hour (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

Activity may be selected from aquatics, archery, bowling, dance, golf, karate, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, weight training, aerobic dance, jogging, firearms, self defense for women, water aerobics and water kayaking. Students are responsible for transportation to and from off-campus experiences.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 111    Movement Themes and Concepts I    3 Hours

An introduction to the basic principles of body management skills. Students are required to perform movement patterns which have gymnastic qualities. The students will conduct peer-teachings.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Physical Education (587)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021

PE 122    Foundations of Kinesiology    3 Hours

An introductory study of the historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of kinesiology; aspects of physical education, exercise science, and sport will be covered.

Equivalent(s): EXS 122

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

PE 123    Movement Themes and Concepts II    3 Hours

Designed to provide majors with biomechanical knowledge and skill acquisition in the area of human movement to include the fundamental skills of catching, throwing, kicking, and striking. The students will conduct peer-teachings. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): PE 111

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Physical Education (587)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

PE 211    Net / Wall and Target Sports    3 Hours

Pedagogical principles related to teaching the skills, tactics, and strategies of 'Net/wall' and 'Target' game forms.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

PE 212    Striking / Fielding and Invasion Sports    3 Hours

Pedagogical principles of teaching 'invasion' and 'striking/fielding' game forms.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

PE 220    Skill Progression and Assessment    2 Hours

Focuses on appropriate learning progressions for instructional tasks to achieve a necessary link between learning outcomes using a skills approach and a tactical awareness of games approach.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

PE 221    Health Related Fitness I – Aerobics    2 Hours

The importance of aerobic exercise for health is presented through a variety of aerobic fitness activities. Students are required to perform and lead activities.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Doctoral Program or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Physical Education (587)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 223    Introduction to Teaching Physical Education    3 Hours

Designed to provide majors with the abilities to define, describe, and demonstrate a range of skills to support multiple accreditation standards teaching physical education in a variety of settings.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Physical Education (587)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

PE 250    Conduct of Intramural Sports    2 Hours

A critical analysis of intramural sports programs from the standpoint of objectives, age level, and contribution to the general welfare of the participating students. Problems of policy and administration of programs on the elementary, secondary, and college levels are studied.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 290    Foundations of Coaching Principles    3 Hours

Overview of concepts essential in preparation of sport coaches. Includes sport pedagogy, coaching philosophy, motivation, team dynamics, managing and communicating effectively, risk management/sports medicine, and additional responsibilities for beginning coaches.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 291    Scientific Base/Conditioning    3 Hours

A study of the physiological basis for conditioning and training athletes.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

PE 300    Lifespan Leisure & Recreation Activities    3 Hours

The study of lifespan leisure activity and recreation skills and techniques for utilization in instructional techniques for educational settings. This course may include, but is not limited to, the following activity areas: inclusive activities/recreation, outdoor pursuits, lifetime sports, cross-cultural activities/sports, and leisure activities.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

PE 310    Kinesiology    3 Hours

A study of the anatomical, mechanical, and neuromuscular bases of human movement.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 131

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; fall 2021

PE 311    Exercise Physiology    3 Hours

A study of the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the body's physiological function.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; summer 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021

PE 312    Basic Athletic Training    3 Hours

A study of the basic principles of athletic training including prevention, evaluation, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Equivalent(s): EXS 312

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

PE 313    Motor Development    3 Hours

A study of the development of human motor performance.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

PE 314    Physical Education Curriculum    3 Hours

A comprehensive study of guidelines for curriculum development within domain of physical education based on developmentally appropriate content and movement framework.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

PE 319    Adapted Physical Education    3 Hours

Provides knowledge and skills for assessing, interpreting, programming and instructing children and adults with disabilities/special needs in a wide range of physical education programs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

PE 320    Methods in Early and Middle Childhood Physical Education    3 Hours

Designed to provide an in-depth study of the pedagogical knowledge and techniques required for an effective elementary physical education program.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

PE 321    Physical Education Curriculum (Grades K-6)    3 Hours

A study of guidelines for curriculum development in elementary physical education. The content of this course is based on developmentally appropriate content and the movement framework.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 323    Adaptive Physical Education (Grades K-6)    1 Hour

The course provides knowledge and skills for assessing, interpreting, programming, and instructing students with disabilities in K-6 physical education programs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 324    Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology    3 Hours

A study of measurement tools and evaluation procedures used in the fields associated with kinesiology, including physical education, exercise science, and biomechanics.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Physical Education (587)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

PE 333    Coaching of Volleyball    2 Hours

A study of the fundamentals of coaching offensive and defensive volleyball.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 340    Football Coaching    3 Hours

Fundamentals of offensive and defensive play, psychology of coaching, schedule making, rules and problems in training, and conditioning in football.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; summer 2020; fall 2020; summer 2021

PE 341    Basketball Coaching    3 Hours

Fundamentals of offensive and defensive play, psychology of coaching, schedule making, rules and problems in training, and conditioning in basketball.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021

PE 342    Track and Field Coaching    3 Hours

Fundamentals of coaching, schedule making, rules and problems in training, and conditioning in track and field.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

PE 343    Baseball Coaching    3 Hours

Fundamentals of coaching, schedule making, rules and problems in training, and conditioning in baseball.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

PE 347    Sports Officiating    3 Hours

Analysis of rules and officiating techniques for sports with an emphasis on football, volleyball, and basketball. Course includes philosophy, minimum standards, school relationships, and principles of crowd control in public school and college officiating. Laboratory experiences in officiating are required in the intramural program.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 354    Physical Education for Elementary Schools    3 Hours

Designed especially for classroom teachers emphasizing materials and techniques for the physical education program for elementary schools.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

PE 355    Laboratory Procedures in Physical Education Athletics    2 Hours

A study of specific problems in the administration of physical education, recreation, athletics and exercise science.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 390    Fitness / Wellness Applications    3 Hours

Designed to help physical education majors build a foundation of current knowledge and practice in health related fitness and wellness for application in the education setting.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Physical Education (587)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021

PE 413    Adaptive Physical Education (Grades 7-12)    1 Hour

The course provides knowledge and skills for assessing, interpreting, programming, and instructing students with disabilities in 7-12 physical education programs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 414    Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 7-12)    3 Hours

Principles and practices of secondary physical education curriculum models to include an in-depth understanding and implementation of KERA academic expectations. Field experience is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 416    Special Topics in Physical Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

An in-depth examination of a topic of current interest and relevance to physical education practitioners. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019

PE 420    Adaptive Physical Education    3 Hours

Study and field experience in the adaption of the principles and practices of physical education programs for the teaching of handicapped children.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 456    Individual Advanced Studies in Kinesiology    3 Hours

Specific and detailed analysis of practical problem areas in Kinesiology.

Equivalent(s): EXS 456

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

PE 483    Technology Applications in Physical Education    1 Hour

Technology-related applications in physical education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

PE 491    Rehabilitation / Injuries    3 Hours

Methods and techniques in the selection and application of rehabilitation techniques in sports medicine. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Competencies in Athletic Training will serve as guidelines for student expectations in this course. Laboratory and field-based experiences are required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 492    Adv Athletic Training    3 Hours

A concentrated study of the competencies comprising the roles of the certified athletic trainer. They include prevention of athletic injuries; recognition, evaluation and assessment of injuries; immediate care of injuries; treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries; health care administration; and professional development and responsibilities.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 493    Practicum in Coaching    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Supervised experience as an assistant coach in an interscholastic athletic program.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PE 497    Advanced Principles of Coaching    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Facilitates the application of advanced principles in the field of athletic coaching. Particular emphasis in this course will be placed on athlete development, managing time and energy levels, effectively communicating with parents, and athlete-centered coaching.

Prerequisite(s): PE 290

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Athletic Coaching (320)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; winter 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

Physical Ed - Movement Studies (PEMS)

PEMS 326    Physical Education Movement Studies Practicum I    2 Hours

Field-based experiences in appropriate early/middle childhood non-school settings emphasizing the abilities to understand, recognize, analyze, and demonstrate a range of physical activity teaching skills. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practicum sites. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

PEMS 426    Physical Education Movement Studies Practicum II    2 Hours

Field-based experiences in appropriate adolescent, young adult/adult non-school settings emphasizing the abilities to understand, recognize, analyze, and demonstrate a range of physical activity teaching skills. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practicum sites. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): PEMS 326

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

Physical Ed - Teacher Ed (PETE)

PETE 322    Field Experience in Physical Education I    2 Hours

Field-based experience in elementary school physical education emphasizing the abilities to understand, recognize, analyze, and demonstrate a range of teaching skills in an elementary school context.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

PETE 415    Field Experience in Physical Education II    2 Hours

Prerequisite(s): Students in the PETE concentration must meet all requirements for admission into the teacher education program and be admitted into teacher education prior to registering for PETE 415.Field-based experience in secondary physical education emphasizing the abilities to understand, recognize, analyze, and demonstrate a range of teaching skills in a secondary school context.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

Recreation (REC)

REC 200    Recreation in Society    3 Hours

Introduces the student to recreation, parks and leisure history, philosophical concepts, and trends with attention to recreation sectors and employment opportunities. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

REC 220    Understanding the Nonprofit Sector    3 Hours

Survey of nonprofit organizations emphasizing: history, ethics, personnel and volunteer management, human development, program development, risk management, customer service, and career development.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; winter 2021; fall 2021

REC 222    Recreation Activity Facilitation    3 Hours

Materials and techniques for planning, implementing, leading, and evaluating recreation activities for groups of various sizes, ages, and abilities in a variety of social recreation and leisure settings.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 235    Outdoor Recreation Activities    3 Hours

To acquaint the student with basic outdoor recreation activities and related environmental practices. A variety of outdoor experiences are conducted in classroom and laboratory settings. Environmental values and impact considerations of outdoor experiences are emphasized throughout the course.

Course Fee: $20

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

REC 302    Recreation Leadership    3 Hours

Leadership in recreation with emphasis placed on history, theory, decision-making, group management, communication and motivation. Course will facilitate leadership experiences.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

REC 304    Technology in Evaluation    3 Hours

Utilization of technology and computer software to assist with creating instruments, analyzing data, and reporting results from recreation needs assessments and program evaluation.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 306    Experience Planning and Evaluation    3 Hours

Methodologies, skills and materials needed for designing, planning, implementing and evaluating meaningful experiences and programs for diverse populations in multiple settings. Includes the application of concepts and theories and an exploration of recreation and experience industry trends.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

REC 320    Professional Development in Recreation    3 Hours

Career development, current problems, trends and issues in recreation services.

Prerequisite(s): REC 200

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

REC 326    Church Recreation    3 Hours

Recreation programming in religious organizations with emphasis placed on recreation delivery systems, event scheduling, interest and talent surveys, church facilities and church recreation committees.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 328    Inclusive Recreation    3 Hours

Application of outcome-based recreational experience development, which embraces personal and cultural dimensions of diversity. Emphasis on facilitating programs for individuals who have differing physical and mental abilities, ages, genders, ethnicities, and cultural values.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

REC 330    Foundations of Outdoor Recreation    3 Hours

Outdoor recreation programming and resources including relevant history, philosophy, legislation, geographic factors, land use, standards, agencies and economics. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

REC 332    Outdoor Education    3 Hours

Overview of outdoor education concepts including the utilization of natural environments and resources and techniques to facilitate learning experiences. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus meetings.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

REC 335    Outdoor Skills-Land    3 Hours

Skill development in outdoor recreation land-based activities (camping, land navigation and backpacking) and related environmental practices. Overnight field trips required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

Course Fee: $150

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 337    Outdoor Skills-Water    3 Hours

Skill development in outdoor recreation water-based activities (canoeing and kayaking) and related environmental practices. Focuses on outdoor leadership development. Overnight, multi-day camping required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

Course Fee: $180

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

REC 338    Parks, Recreation, and Quality of Life    3 Hours

An interdisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between access to parks and other natural environments, recreation, and quality of life. Investigates issues of responsibility, conservation, wellness, and social equity in a variety of local and global contexts. Students may be responsible for travel to off-campus locations. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

REC 402    Fiscal Practices in Recreation    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 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

REC 404    Recreation Facility Management    3 Hours

A practical orientation to management for a variety of recreation facilities.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 406    Recreation Administration    3 Hours

Recreation administration with emphasis on personnel, planning, facilities, legal issues and public relations.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

REC 420    Recreation and Tourism    3 Hours

A focused examination of recreation and tourism with particular attention to business principles, trends, and job opportunities. The relationships between recreation, events, and tourism serves as a key framework. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

REC 422    Campus Recreation    3 Hours

Campus recreation administration with emphasis on facility management and program delivery formats including recreational sports, fitness, wellness, outdoor adventure and university center programs. Field experience is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

REC 424    Camp and Retreat Center Administration    3 Hours

Organization and administration of camp and retreat center programs and facilities including history, trends, staffing, client needs, finance, marketing, and legal issues.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 426    Facility Planning and Design    3 Hours

Facility planning and design process with emphasis on the unique features of many different areas and types of facilities. Field experiences requires. Students are responsible for their own transportaion to off campus meetings. University transportaion provided when possible.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021

REC 428    Community Centers and Playgrounds    3 Hours

An intensive investigation of playground and community center operations.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 430    Recreation Resource Management    3 Hours

Multi-use natural resource management concepts, issues in resource management and the synthesis of concepts, 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 transportaion to off-campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

REC 434    Interpreting America's National Parks    3 Hours

Explores interpretive approaches to natural, cultural, and historical resources in national parks and other leisure settings. Emphasizes evolution of the national park system. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus meetings. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

REC 435    Outdoor Experience Planning    3 Hours

Principles and techniques for planning, designing, implementing and evaluating outdoor trips and experiences. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to off-campus meetings.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

REC 437    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. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

Prerequisite(s): REC 435 (may be taken concurrently) and REC 335 and REC 337

Course Fee: $500

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 439    Challenge Course Facilitation    3 Hours

Understanding and applying experiential education theory in individual and group settings. Focus is on designing and facilitating safe and effective low and high challenge course experiences that incorporate personal growth, critical reflection, and skills in problem-solving, decision-making, and team building. Recommended industry standards are followed. Field experience required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Course Fee: $30

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2021

REC 460    Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations    3 Hours

Thorough investigation of the grant writing process and the application of related skills. Includes how to research, identify, plan, organize, write and submit grants.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 300

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

REC 480    Travel-Based Learning in Recreation and Tourism    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Experiential exploration of recreation and tourism topics taught in a travel-based learning environment (international or domestic location).

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; fall 2021

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

A study of special areas relating to the recreational profession. May be experimental in nature or may follow a traditional class format. Field experiences and/or study at extended campus locations are usually required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021

REC 484    Advanced Studies in Recreation    3 Hours

Specific and detailed analysis of issues in recreation. Incorporates individualized instruction between student and faculty.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

REC 490    Internship in Recreation    3-12 Hours (repeatable max of 15 hrs)

Experience in recreation planning, leadership, supervision, and program evaluation through work in recreation, park, and other leisure oriented settings. This in-service experience is supervised and controlled by the University faculty members and personnel from area recreation agencies.

Prerequisite(s): REC 402 and REC 404 and REC 406

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

REC 493    Recreation Practicum    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Cooperative field experiences in approved recreation settings where students obtain professional administrative and/or programming experience with agency and faculty supervision. This course may require off-campus travel. Repeatable up to 6 hours of credit.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

REC 494    Nonprofit Administration Conference    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Focuses on developing nonprofit professionals. Conference activities such as workshops, case studies, speakers, and a career fair facilitate networking with students and nonprofit executives. This course requires off-campus travel. Students are responsible for conference and travel costs.

Prerequisite(s): REC 220

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

REC 496    Nonprofit Internship    3-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A cooperative field experience in an approved nonprofit setting where the student obtains pre-professional administrative and/or programming experience with agency and faculty supervision. This course requires off-campus travel. Note: 12 hours of minor coursework or instructor permission required

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

Sport Management (SPM)

SPM 200    Introduction to Sport Management    3 Hours

The history, principles, and objectives within the sport management profession, overview of sport delivery systems, study of sport as a microcosm of society, and career options within sport organizations.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPM 290    Sport Management Seminar    3 Hours

Exploration of sport management career planning including application materials, interviewing, and other professional issues.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572) or Sport Management-Prep (572P)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPM 300    Public Policy in Sport    3 Hours

Examines social, political, and economic impact of national and international sport. Topics include structure of public finance of sport, politics of sport, sport and public health, community ownership, globalization of sport, and professional sport.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPM 305    Sport Event Management    3 Hours

Addresses the management of sporting events and tournaments. Students will learn multiple methods of designing and implementing tournaments and special events.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPM 310    Sport Ethics and Moral Issues    3 Hours

Examines ethical and moral issues that occur in sport organizations and teams.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPM 315    Sport Communication    3 Hours

Introduces students to the management of communication and public relations within sport.

Equivalent(s): COMM 315

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPM 320    Esports Management    3 Hours

This course focuses on the history, culture, issues, and trends of Esports, the levels and governance of Esports, and the process of managing, financing, and promoting Esports competitions.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

SPM 402    Fiscal Practices in Sport Management    3 Hours

Financial principles and practices relevant to Sport Management. Topics include financial statements and ratios, financial risk management, debt and equity financing, feasibility studies, economic impact analysis, capital budgeting, and facility financing.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPM 404    Sport Facility Management    3 Hours

A practical orientation to the management and operation of facilities that exist in sport management industries.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPM 450    Sport Law    3 Hours

Legal systems and the concepts of tort law, risk management, product liability, constitutional law, administrative/statutory law, and crowd control and security of sport organizations.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPM 452    Sport Leadership and Management    3 Hours

Knowledge of the various skills, roles, and functions of the sport manager, leadership theory and practices as they relate to various sport managerial responsibilities.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572)

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPM 454    Sport Governance    3 Hours

Familiarization of sport organization governing bodies, including identifying those in amateur and professional sports, their organizational structure, authority, requirements for membership, sanctions and appeals, and the influence of outside political organizations.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPM 456    Advance Studies in Sport    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Research, workshop or project related to the sport industry in collaboration with a faculty member. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPM 490    Internship in Sport    12 Hours

Supervised internship with community, interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, or professional sport industry organizations. This experience is supervised and controlled by university faculty members and personnel from sport industry agencies. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to off-campus meetings. Note: Completion of all major courses required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Sport Management (572)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021