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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, B.S.


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Kinesiology is the study of human movement and the body’s response to exercise. It is an examination of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development within the context of society. Relevant fields in the study of kinesiology include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, and sport psychology and sociology. Building on appropriate prerequisites from the traditional disciplines in the humanities and the physical, biological, and social sciences, our curriculum blends a conventional biophysical approach with an innovative contemporary mindset that embraces a “holistic” approach to optimizing health, fitness, and athletic performance. A Kinesiology degree prepares students for careers in college or university athletic programs, professional sports arenas, the private fitness industry, human service organizations, allied health careers in hospital and medical centers, corporate wellness venues, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation settings, and education. The major also prepares students to apply to professional programs including medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, sport psychology, athletic training, exercise physiology, biomechanics, or health education.

Major Requirements


Requirement 1.


Fulfill all the requirements for a degree as stated earlier in this catalog.

Requirement 2.


Completion of the Core Curriculum  requirements as stated earlier in this catalog.

Requirement 3.


Students must have a minimum grade of “C” for all major courses. Credit/No Credit option is not available for required major courses.

Requirement 4.


Courses may only be repeated once to obtain the minimum grade of “C”.

Requirement 6.


Completion of the following Major Related Requirements:

Note:


Pre-Physical Therapy students should also take (BI 250 , CH 137 , and PH 232 ).

Pre-Occupational and Pre-Physical Therapy students should take (PY 208  and PY 210   or SO 101 ) as electives.

Technology Requirements


Computer competency requirement in the major is met by CS 111  or CS 210 

Outcomes


Upon graduation, a student majoring in Kinesiology should be able to:

Outcome 1.

Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of all sub-disciplines that contribute to the field of Kinesiology including: functional anatomy, sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, sport and exercise psychology, and sociology of physical activity. (KN 101 , KN 211 , KN 236 , KN 271 , KN 295 , KN 314 , KN 319 , KN 381 , KN 393 , KN 418 , KN 420 , KN 455 , KN 499 )

Outcome 2.

Successfully achieve graduate/professional school admission, employment within kinesiology related fields, and/or professional certifications. (KN 236 , KN 271 , KN 295 , KN 314 , KN 319 , KN 381 , KN 393 , KN 455 , KN 482 , KN 498 , KN 499 )

Outcome 3.

Critically analyze literature in kinesiology. (KN 236 , KN 271 , KN 295 , KN 319 , KN 381 , KN 393 , KN 418 , KN 420 , KN 455 , KN 498 , KN 499 )

Outcome 4.

Analyze, synthesize, and solve problems. (KN 101 , KN 211 , KN 236 , KN 271 , KN 295 , KN 314 , KN 319 , KN 381 , KN 393 , KN 418 , KN 420 , KN 482 , KN 498 , KN 499 )

Outcome 5.

Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills. (All KN Courses)

Assessment


The Kinesiology outcomes will be measured in several ways including: in-class written and practical exams, discussions, writing assignments, group and individual projects/presentations, and course grades.

Pre-health Professions Agreements


The following summarizes the special agreements which Avila University has with Health Professions Schools. Additional information on these programs can be obtained from Avila’s Pre-health advisor.

Physical Therapy

Rockhurst University

Avila University students who meet application criteria which are set by Rockhurst University are eligible to apply for early admissions status to Rockhurst’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the end of their third year at Avila. Two seats in each class are reserved for qualified Avila students.

Mount St. Mary’s College

Avila University students who maintain a 3.00 overall and science grade point average and who meet application criteria set by Mount St. Mary’s College will be granted an interview for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Qualified Avila University students will be granted up to two seats per class.

Southwest Baptist University

Avila University students who meet application criteria set by Southwest Baptist University will receive preference points when they apply to Southwest Baptist’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Students who apply in September of the year prior to enrollment receive early consideration.

Occupational Therapy

Rockhust University

Avila University students who meet application criteria which are set by Rockhurst University are eligible to apply for early admissions status to Rockhurst’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the end of their third year at Avila. Two seats in each class are reserved for qualified Avila students.

Health Promotions

Cleveland College of Graduate Studies

Avila University students who meet application criteria which are set by Cleveland College of Graduate Studies are eligible to apply up to twelve upper-division Kinesiology credits towards the “elective” requirements for the Masters of Science in Health Promotions. This agreement enables students to complete their Master’s degree in one year after graduating from Avila.

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