2018-19 Academic Catalog

Department of Kinesiology

Department Head: Stanley P. Brown
Office: 216 McCarthy Gym

Division of Exercise Science Coordinator: John Lamberth
Office: 235 McCarthy Gym

Division of Sport Studies Coordinator: Brad Vickers
Office: 123 McCarthy Gym

The Department of Kinesiology offers five undergraduate concentrations: Physical Education and Coaching (PEC), Neuromechanics (NM), Performance Fitness (PF), Clinical Exercise Physiology (CLEP), and Sport Administration (SA).

Community college transfer hours not to exceed 62 semester hours may be applied to the Kinesiology degree program.

All concentrations require the specified course requirements cited within the General Education and major core listings below. Specified area content courses vary among the five concentrations and are listed following the core section. Pre-Occupational Therapy and Pre-Physical Therapy curricula have different core and program requirements. Students electing to pursue Pre-OT or Pre-PT should consult their advisor.

Physical Education and Coaching Concentration (PECO)

Major Advisors: J.J. Chen, Debby Funderburk, Elizabeth Palmer, Brad Vickers, and Glen Young

The physical education and coaching concentration requires 124 semester hours of prescribed courses to complete the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. The curriculum is designed to meet the need of students interested in becoming physical education teachers in public and private schools. The teaching block of courses must be included in the on-campus requirement of 32 semester hours of junior and senior courses. Students who complete the program will be eligible for teacher licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Neuromechanics Concentration (NRMC)

Major Advisors: Harish Chander, J.J. Chen, Adam Knight, Elizabeth Palmer, and Zhujun Pan

The Neuromechanics concentration requires 124 semester hours of prescribed courses to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. The Neuromechanics concentration combines the disciplines of "neuroscience" and "biomechanics" and deals with the study of human movement accomplished by the interaction of the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems of the human body. Students learn concepts of the neuromechanical basis of kinesiology in the development, learning, control, and production of human movement. This enhances their knowledge and understanding of neural, biomechanical, cognitive, and behavioral mechanisms underlying human movements to help improve performance and prevent injuries in a variety of populations ranging from recreational, athletic, occupational, geriatric, and special populations such as Downs' syndrome, autism, and Parkinson's disease. The curriculum provides students a foundation in the mechanisms underlying human movement to prepare them for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine/physician assistance, neuromechanics, human factors ergonomics, sport science, and disability and rehabilitation science. 

Performance Fitness Concentration (PRFT)

Major Advisors: Megan Holmes, Elizabeth Palmer, JohnEric Smith, and Hunter Waldman

The Performance Fitness concentration provides students with the necessary knowledge to incorporate  exercise physiology concepts into activates that enhance fitness and performance. This concentration covers everything from the development of plans to enhance fitness in apparently healthy populations to improving performance in elite athletes. Performance Fitness takes into consideration a combination of the physiological, biomechanical, and psychological aspects of training in the development of individual and team needs for customized programming. The concentration serves as the foundation for students to become sport scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and specialists within corporate fitness/wellness programs. 

Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration (CLEP)

Major Advisors: Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Harish Chander, Erin Grant-Butler, Laura Hilton, Megan Holmes, Lee Ann Joe, Adam Knight, John Lamberth, Matthew, Elizabeth Palmer, Zhujun Pan, JohnEric Smith, Hunter Waldman, Ben Wax, and Holly Wiley

The clinical exercise physiology concentration is designed as a professional preparation program of study that enables students to work in clinical settings as exercise physiologists in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, or other clinical rehabilitation settings, such as those for individuals with diabetes, orthopedic limitations, arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, renal failure, obesity, and in programs dealing with issues of aging. The clinical exercise physiology concentration also provides students with the necessary background to pursue graduate health professions, such as physical or occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, medicine, or other graduate level educational programs.

Sport Administration Concentration (SPAD)

Major Advisors: Younghan Lee, Soyoun Lim, Matthew Rye, Matthew Zimmerman, and Greggory Twietmeyer

The Sport Administration concentration provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the sport industry. A concentration in Sport Administration helps prepare students to work in such fields as sport marketing & promotions, sporting event and/or facility management & operations, sport communication & media relations, and other administrative areas at the professional, collegiate, and recreational levels of the industry. The program seeks to combine classroom education with hands-on experience, as all students will complete an internship in the sport industry prior to graduation. Students choosing a concentration in Sport Administration choose either the Business, Communication, or Foreign Language cognate field.

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Physical Education and Coaching Concentration (PECO)

English6
English Composition I
Accelerated Composition I
English Composition II
Accelerated Composition II
Fine Arts3
History and Appreciation of Dance (or other approved Fine Art elective)
Natural Sciences10
Plants and Humans (or any core approved lab science)
Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Biology (or any core approved lab science)
Math6
College Algebra (or higher )
Introduction to Statistics (or math above MA 1313)
Humanities 16
Introduction to Literature (or other approved humanities course)
American Literature Before 1865
American Literature After 1865
Early U.S. History (or other approved humanities course)
Modern U.S. History
Social/Behavioral Sciences 16
General Psychology
Sociology of Families (or other approved Gen Ed course)
Major Core Courses31
Exercise Physiology
Methods of Teaching Games and Sports
Methods of Teaching Lifetime Activities
Methods of Teaching Rhythms
Adapted Physical Education
Methods of Elementary Physical Education
Motor Development and Movement
Coaching Sports
Developing Coaching Expertise
Sport Biomechanics
Kinesiology Core Courses11
Play, Fitness & Physical Activity (or any 2 PE activity courses)
Sport Psychology
Fundamentals of Kinesiology
Anatomical Kinesiology
Select one of the following:3
Athletic Training
Emergency Health Care
Professional Education Courses6
Social Foundations of Education
Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children
Courses Required for Admission into Teacher Ed21
Principles and Methods of Secondary School Health and Physical Education
Tests and Measurements in Health and Physical Education
Motor Learning and Skill Analysis
School Health Education
Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education
Evaluating Learning
Planning for the Diversity of Learners
Final Semester: Teaching Internship15
Professional Seminar in Physical Education
Teaching Internship in Physical Education
Teaching Internship in Physical Education
Total Hours124

Neuromechanics (NRMC)

English6
English Composition I
Accelerated Composition I
English Composition II
Accelerated Composition II
Fine Arts3
Any Gen Ed course
Natural Sciences8
Biology
BIO 1134 or other four credit hour approved Gen Ed BIO Lab Science course above or equivalent 1
Chemistry
CH 1213/1211 or other four credit hour approved Gen Ed CH Lab Science course above or equivalent 1
Natural Science (if appropriate) 13
Any Gen Ed course
Math6
College Algebra (or higher )
Introduction to Statistics
Humanities 16
Any Gen Ed course(s)
Social/Behavioral Sciences 16
General Psychology (or other approved Gen Ed course)
Introduction to Sociology (or other approved Gen Ed course)
Exercise Science Core27
Foundations of Health Education
Exercise Physiology
Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology
Fitness Programs and Testing Procedures
Exercise and Weight Control
Mechanical Analysis of Movement
Physical Activity Epidemiology
Exercise Science Internship
Kinesiology Core Courses12
Play, Fitness & Physical Activity (or any 3 PE activity courses)
Philosophy of Sport & Physical Activity
Globalization and Sport
Sport Psychology
Exercise Psychology
Fundamentals of Kinesiology
Anatomical Kinesiology
Concentration Courses15
Aging and Disability
Neural Control of Human Movement
Motor Development and Movement
Sport Biomechanics
Motor Learning and Skill Analysis
Electives15
See advisor for approved list of courses
Additional Requirements11
Human Anatomy (or equivalent Gen Ed Bio/Lab Science course)
Human Physiology (or equivalent Gen Ed Bio/Lab Science course)
Medical Terminology
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
or CO 2253 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of EP 4803
Writing Requirement
EDF 3413Writing for Thinking3
or MGT 3213 Organizational Communications
or BIO 3013 Professional Writing for Biologists
Total Hours124

Performance Fitness Concentration (PRFT)

English6
English Composition I
Accelerated Composition I
English Composition II
Accelerated Composition II
Fine Arts3
Any Gen Ed course
Natural Sciences8
Biology
BIO 1134 or other four credit hour approved Gen Ed BIO Lab Science course above or equivalent 1
Chemistry
CH 1213/1211 or other four credit hour approved Gen Ed CH Lab Science course above or equivalent 1
Natural Science (if appropriate) 13
Any Gen Ed course
Math6
College Algebra (or higher )
Introduction to Statistics
Humanities 16
Any Gen Ed course(s)
Social/Behavioral Sciences 16
General Psychology (or other approved Gen Ed course)
Introduction to Sociology (or other approved Gen Ed course)
Exercise Science Core27
Foundations of Health Education
Exercise Physiology
Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology
Fitness Programs and Testing Procedures
Exercise and Weight Control
Mechanical Analysis of Movement
Physical Activity Epidemiology
Exercise Science Internship
Kinesiology Core Courses12
Play, Fitness & Physical Activity (or any 3 PE activity courses)
Philosophy of Sport & Physical Activity
Globalization and Sport
Sport Psychology
Exercise Psychology
Fundamentals of Kinesiology
Anatomical Kinesiology
Concentration Courses15
Sports Nutrition
Sport Physiology
Training Techniques for Exercise and Sport
Sport Biomechanics
Developing Coaching Expertise
Electives15
See advisor for approved list of courses
Additional Requirements11
Human Anatomy (or equivalent Gen Ed Bio/Lab Science course)
Human Physiology (or equivalent Gen Ed Bio/Lab Science course)
Medical Terminology
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
or CO 2253 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of EP 4803
Writing Requirement
EDF 3413Writing for Thinking3
or MGT 3213 Organizational Communications
or BIO 3013 Professional Writing for Biologists
Total Hours124

Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration (CLEP)

English6
English Composition I
Accelerated Composition I
English Composition II
Accelerated Composition II
Fine Arts3
Any Gen Ed course
Natural Sciences8
Biology
BIO 1134 or other four credit hour approved Gen Ed BIO Lab Science course above or equivalent 1
Chemistry
CH 1213/1211 or other four credit hour approved Gen Ed CH Lab Science course above or equivalent 1
Natural Science (if appropriate) 13
Any Gen Ed course
Math6
College Algebra (or higher )
Introduction to Statistics
Humanities 16
Any Gen Ed course(s)
Social/Behavioral Sciences 16
General Psychology (or other approved Gen Ed course)
Introduction to Sociology (or other approved Gen Ed course)
Exercise Science Core27
Foundations of Health Education
Exercise Physiology
Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology
Fitness Programs and Testing Procedures
Exercise and Weight Control
Mechanical Analysis of Movement
Physical Activity Epidemiology
Exercise Science Internship
Kinesiology Core Courses12
Play, Fitness & Physical Activity (or any 3 PE activity courses)
Philosophy of Sport & Physical Activity
Globalization and Sport
Sport Psychology
Exercise Psychology
Fundamentals of Kinesiology
Anatomical Kinesiology
Concentration Courses15
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Exercise Electrocardiography
Aging and Physical Activity
Exercise Programs for Clinical Populations
Aging and Disability
Electives15
See advisor for approved list of courses
Additional Requirements11
Human Anatomy (or equivalent Gen Ed Bio/Lab Science course)
Human Physiology (or equivalent Gen Ed Bio/Lab Science course)
Medical Terminology
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
or CO 2253 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of EP 4803
Writing Requirement
EDF 3413Writing for Thinking3
or MGT 3213 Organizational Communications
or BIO 3013 Professional Writing for Biologists
Total Hours124

Sport Administration Concentration (SPAD)

English6
English Composition I
Accelerated Composition I
English Composition II
Accelerated Composition II
Fine Arts3
History and Appreciation of Dance (or any approved Fine Arts Gen Ed course)
Natural Sciences (2 labs required from Gen Ed)8
Anatomy and Physiology
Any 3-4 hour Gen Ed lab science course
Extra Science 13
Any Gen Ed course
Math6
College Algebra (or higher )
Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I
Humanities 16
Introduction to Ethics (or other approved Humanities Gen Ed course)
See Gen Ed course list for an additional 3 hour course
Social/Behavioral Sciences 16
Introduction to Sociology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Kinesiology Core Courses12
Fundamentals of Kinesiology
Play, Fitness & Physical Activity (or any 3 PE activity courses)
Philosophy of Sport & Physical Activity
Globalization and Sport
Sport Psychology
Exercise Psychology
Anatomical Kinesiology
Concentration Courses30
Foundations of Sport Industry
Sport Careers and Practicum
Sport Sponsorship
Sport Law
Facility and Event Management in Sport
Ethics in Sport Management
Funding of Sport
Sports Studies Internship
Seminar in Sports Studies
Concentration Electives15
Communication Management in Sport
Sport and Recreational Leadership
Program Planning in Sport and Recreation
Contemporary Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
Ancient and Medieval Sport History
Directed Individual Study in Sport Studies
Philosophy of Sport & Physical Activity
Gender and Sport
Sport Promotion and Sales Management
Sport Psychology
Sport Physiology
Sport Biomechanics
Emergency Health Care
Sociology of Sport
Cognate Courses24-26
Choose one of the following cognates to complete the concentration requirements:
--Business (25 hrs)
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Statistics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Financial Systems
Financial Management
Principles of Management and Production
7 hours of Free Electives
--Communication (24 hrs)
Introduction to Communication Theory
Introduction to the Mass Media
Television Production
Introduction to News Writing and Reporting
News Writing for the Electronic Media
Feature Writing
Digital Communication
Principles of Public Relations
8 hours of Free Electives
--Foreign Language (26 hours)
Spanish I
French I
German I
Spanish II
French II
German II
Spanish III
French III
German III
Spanish IV
French IV
German IV
Advanced Spanish Composition
and Advanced Spanish Laboratory
Advanced French Composition
Advanced German Composition
Advanced Spanish Conversation
and Advanced Spanish Conversation Practicum
Advanced French Conversation
Advanced German Conversation
Hispanic Civilization
French Civilization
German Civilization
Economics of the Spanish-Speaking World
Business French I
Business German I
6 hours of Free Electives
Total Hours124

Exercise Physiology Courses

EP 2013 Fundamentals of Kinesiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course introduces the history of exercise science and examines the academic disciplines and professions comprising exercise science and kinesiology

EP 2990 Special Topics in Exercise Physiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EP 3183 Exercise Psychology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Contemporary psychological research and theory as related to human behavior and health in an exercising setting

EP 3233 Anatomical Kinesiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A functional account of body structure, analysis of human movement and related injury mechanisms

EP 3304 Exercise Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1004 or BIO 3014 and CH 1043 or CH 1213). Three hours lecture.Two hours laboratory. Examines physiological systems central to exercise performance, interrelationships of those systems during exercise, and adaptations of the human body during both acute and chronic exercise

EP 3613 Exercise Electrocardiography: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1004 or BIO 3014). Three hours lecture. Basic and intermediate electrocardiography including cardiac function, lead systems, rate, rhythm, axis, infarction, ischemia, hypertrophy and effects of cardiovascular drugs and exercise on the ECG

EP 3623 Exercise Physiology II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PE 3303). Three hours lecture. This course examines the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immunologic, and osteogenic aspects of physiology and their application to acute and chronic exercise throughout the lifespan

EP 3643 Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 1004 or BIO 3004). Three hours lecture. Anatomical foundation of the human body with related pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, peripheral and central nervous system, and musculoskeletal disease states

EP 3803 Advanced Exercise Physiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304). Three hours lecture. An examination of the physiological basis for human movement and exercise with emphasis of the cardiorespiratory systems and application to the rehabilitation setting

EP 4000 Directed Individual Study in Exercise Physiology: 1-9 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EP 4113 Fitness Programs and Testing Procedures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304).Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Provides study of and practice in conducting adult fitness programs and fitness testing procedures

EP 4123 Aging and Physical Activity: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EP 3304).Three hours lecture. The effects on normative aging process on homeostatic mechanisms and how these changes relate to exercise and sport performance in later life

EP 4133 Exercise Programs for Clinical Populations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304). Three hours lecture. This course describes the methods of prescribing exercise programs for individuals with medical conditions

EP 4143 Aging and Disability: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EP 4123).Three hours lecture. An examination of the disablement process chronic diseases, and aging. Issues and implications of disablement are discussed

EP 4153 Training Techniques for Exercise and Sport: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304). Three hours lecture. Training techniques used for exercise and sport and their acute and chronic effects

EP 4183 Exercise and Weight Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304). Three hours lecture. The course describes the relationship between physical activity and nutrition for the maintenance of ideal body weight and optimal health throughout life

EP 4504 Mechanical Analysis of Movement: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3233). Three hours lecture. Two hours lab. Overview of biomechanical principles and applications to the musculoskeletal system with an emphasis on the clinical setting for the treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries

EP 4603 Physical Activity Epidemiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EP 3304). Three hour lecture. Survey of the health-related aspects of exercise, physical activity and physical fitness from the perspective of epidemiology. Biological mechanisms for healthy adaptations to physical activity are addressed. The behavioral determinants of physical activity and regular participation in exercise are reviewed

EP 4703 Neural Control of Human Movement: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:BIO 1004 or BIO 3014;EP 3643) Three hours lecture. Overview of the neural processes associated with human movement with the major focus being the mechanistic control of coordinated movement

EP 4814 Exercise Science Internship: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: senior status, completion of at least 12 of 15 hours within student's concentration, and receive both advisor and internship coordinator approval). A supervised observation and teaching experience in an exercise science setting

EP 4990 Special Topics in Exercise Physiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EP 6153 Training Techniques for Exercise and Sport: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304). Three hours lecture. Training techniques used for exercise and sport and their acute and chronic effects

EP 6990 Special Topics in Exercise Physiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EP 7000 Directed Individual Study in Exercise Physiology: 1-9 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

EP 8203 Advanced Exercise Physiology: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Overview of major organ systems and cellular metabolism during exercise; physiological aspects of fatigue and factors influencing physical working capacity and performance; laboratory investigation/demonstration

EP 8243 Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304 or equivalent).Three hours lecture. Advanced principles of cardiovascular and respiratory physiology,with special emphasis on the physiological responses of these systems to acute and chronic exercise

EP 8253 Doping and Supplement Use in Sports: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304 or equivalent, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Examination of the pharmacological and nutritional agents used to enhance muscular development and athletic performance. Examination of commonly abused recreational drugs

EP 8263 Exercise Metabolism: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EP 3304) Three hour lecture. An advanced review of exercise metabolism with special emphasis on aerobic processes during muscular effort

EP 8283 Environmental Exercise Physiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304). Three hours lecture.Advanced principles and applications in exercise physiology including responses to acute exercise and chronic training in the heat, cold, and at high and low pressures

EP 8303 Heart/Lung Rehabilitation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EP 3304 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. The physiological basis of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation theory and practice

EP 8443 Neuromuscular Mechanisms in Exercise: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Overview of the neural processes associated with movement with the major focus being the adaptation of the human muscular system to exercise

EP 8453 Biomechanics of Human Movement: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite :EP 3233 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Overview of biomechanical principles/laws and their application to human movements (sport techniques and daily activities)

EP 8503 Occupational Physiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Evaluation of physiological, biomechanical, and ergonomic demands and responses to occupational demands, including task design and evaluation, employee selection and placement, and work-rest scheduling

EP 8990 Special Topics in Exercise Physiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

Kinesiology Courses

KI 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

KI 1803 Health Trends and Topics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introductory survey of the multiple dimensions of health. Focus is upon healthy behaviors across the lifespan as well as environmental and social influences

KI 2023 Foundations of Health Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to the discipline of Health Education. Examination of fundamental concepts and required competencies of the health educator in a variety of settings

KI 2213 Emergency Health Care: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Provide students with knowledge and practical experience necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical care arrives

KI 2603 Medical Terminology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A working knowledge of terminology related to the human body through descriptive definitions, practical applications, and medical abbreviations will be developed

KI 2990 Special Topics in Kinesiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

KI 3273 Athletic Training: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1004 or BIO 2004). Three hours lecture. Designed for those beginning careers in coaching, physical education, and the fitness profession, the course prepares students to prevent, recognize, and treat of injuries prevalent and manage emergency situations in athletics, physical education, and adult fitness programs

KI 4000 Directed Individual Study in Kinesiology: 1-9 hours.

KI 4990 Special Topics in Kinesiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

KI 6990 Special Topics in Kinesiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

KI 7000 Directed Individual Study in Kinesiology: 1-9 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

KI 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Kinesiology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

KI 8303 Research in Kinesiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of the methods and techniques used in kinesiology research. During the course of the semester students prepare a research proposal

KI 8313 Interpretation of Data in Kinesiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Statistsical interpretation of qualitataive and quantitative data in the various disciplines of kinesiology

KI 8543 Postural and Locomotor Rehabilitation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of Neuromechanics in the analysis of posture and locomotion, with special emphasis on rehabilitation of balance and gait disorders

KI 8553 Exercise Management for Persons with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Focuses on theory, research, and practice in exercise management in special populations

KI 8563 Motor Behavior in Special Populations: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course focuses on theory, research, and practice in movement control and learning in special populations

KI 8603 Disability, Physical Activity and Health: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of health disparities experienced by persons with disabilities with special emphasis on how these disparities can be alleviated with physical activity and exercise

KI 8710 Internship: 3-6 hours.

Opportunity for practical experience in the sport industry, fitness/wellness programs, or clinical rehabilitation settings

KI 8913 Doctoral Seminar in Exercise Science: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. Discussions using current research literature in exercise science with in-depth analyses of selected research from exercise physiology, integrative kinesiology, and biobehavioral kinesiology

KI 8923 Doctoral Seminar in Sports Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. Discussions on current research literature in sport studies with in-depth analyses of selected research from the sport industry and cultural, social and historical studies

KI 8990 Special Topics in Kinesiology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

KI 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Kinesiology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

Physical Education Courses

PE 1000 Play, Fitness & Physical Activity: 1-3 hours.

One to three hours lecture. The examination and practice of play, fitness and physical activity as an important element of human culture and as means to health and well-being

PE 1001 Racquetball: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Emphasis is on rules, knowledge, skill development, and team tactics necessary to successfully participate in an organized game

PE 1011 Badminton: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Emphasis is on rules, knowledge, skill development, and team tactics necessary to successfully participate in an organized game

PE 1021 Volleyball: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Emphasis is on rules, knowledge, and team tactics necessary to successfully participate in an organized game

PE 1031 Tennis: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Emphasis is on rules, knowledge, skill development, and team tactics necessary to successfully participate in an organized game

PE 1041 Aerobics: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Assessment, development and maintenance of physical fitness through aerobic exercises to music

PE 1051 Beginning Karate: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. The essential principles both physical and psychological will be stressed. Emphasis is placed on organization of karate techniques and training methods

PE 1061 Fitness Walking/Jogging: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. An exercise and activity class emphasizing walking and/or jogging to develop and maintain fitness, weight control and flexibility

PE 1071 Soccer: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Emphasis is on rules, knowledge, skill development, and team tactics necessary to successfully participate in an organized game

PE 1081 Beginning Golf: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Instruction and laboratory experience in the development of individual skills for participation in golf

PE 1091 Contemporary Dance: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. A non-majors course designed to develop skills in contemporary dance routines

PE 1101 Karate for Intermediates: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: PE 1051 or prior Karate experience having attained the rank of Yellow Belt). Two hours laboratory. Current events of the American Karate world. Advanced free-fighting and self-defence techniques. Interpretation of forms

PE 1151 Strength Training: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Principles and practice of strength training with particular emphasis on specificity of design and management of load, repetitions, rate of exercise and recovery time

PE 1161 Modern Dance: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head). Two hours laboratory. Laboratory experience including a wide range of fundamental exercises and techniques, movement patterns, and dance choreography

PE 1171 Strength and Conditioning: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of strength and conditioning techniques and principles for the design of a personal fitness program

PE 1191 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

PE 1243 Methods of Teaching Games and Sports: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory of and participation in non-traditional games and sports. Classroom management and methods of teaching games and sports, skill analysis, discussion of developmental appropriateness, basic rules and teaching strategies

PE 1253 Methods of Teaching Lifetime Activities: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Methods and theories of teaching physical education. Introduction of concepts, activities, technologies and teaching methods for strength training and aerobic conditioning

PE 1263 Methods of Teaching Rhythms: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Instruction, demonstration, skill development, and teaching techniques in the areas of square, folk, and contemporary dance

PE 1323 History and Appreciation of Dance: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. A course designed to acquaint students with the history of dance and to develop a greater sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of this art

PE 1371 Advanced Strength and Conditioning: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory.This course provides advanced training principles and activities for strength and conditioning programs, including a combination of aerobic fitness and strength/power activities

PE 2990 Special Topics in Physical Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

PE 3033 Basketball and Football Officials: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A course designed to qualify officials for major sports officiating in Mississippi. Rules, rules interpretation, and mechanics of officiating for the major sports are covered

PE 3111 Advanced Military Physical Fitness: 1 hour.

One hour laboratory. Develops the physical fitness required of an officer in the Army through emphasis of individual fitness programs and examination of the role of exercise/ fitness. (May be taken up to four times for credit)

PE 3123 Principles and Methods of Elementary School Health and Physical Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles and methods of teaching health and physical education to elementary school children

PE 3133 Adapted Physical Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of the psychomotor domain with emphasis on identifying handicapping problems and developing instructional strategies for remediating these problems

PE 3153 Methods of Elementary Physical Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Designed to provide students with knowledge and practical experience that will enhance their effectiveness in teaching physical education to pre-school through fifth grade students

PE 3163 Sport Psychology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Analysis of the competitive sport process, with study on how personality and situational variable affect motivation, anxiety, and aggression in sport

PE 3223 Motor Development and Movement: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1004). Three hours lecture. A study of human motor development and movement. Introducing the terminology, principles to motor development and the concept of developmentally appropriate practice as it relates to physical education, exercise science, human development, special education, elementary education and other health-related fields

PE 3313 Sport Physiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EP 3304). Three hours lecture. Physiological concepts of sports performance including methods, bioenergetics, ergogenics, and nutrition for athletes are examined

PE 3433 General Safety Methods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Analysis of accident causes and methods of prevention. Home, school, industry, farm, water, pedestrian problems considered

PE 3533 Coaching Sports: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Coaching fundamentals and team play; team organization, offensive and defensive sets, and rules of play in football, basketball and baseball

PE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Physical Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

PE 4163 Principles and Methods of Secondary School Health and Physical Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing). Three hours lecture. This course is designed to emphasize contemporary teaching methods in all areas of health and physical education in the secondary school

PE 4173 Tests and Measurements in Health and Physical Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Test construction, test administration, and statistical procedures for evaluating test results in health and physical education

PE 4283 Sport Biomechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:BIO 1004 or BIO 3004).Three hour lecture. Systematic qualitative and quantitative analyses of selected athletic performances and other human movements utilizing observation and other measurement techniques to detect and correct faults that limit performance during sport activity

PE 4413 Basic Drive and Traffic Safety Education I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Valid driver's license, two years driving experience). Three hours lecture. Critical analysis of traffic accidents, attitude factors, essential knowledge of automobile operations and traffic laws and regulations for developing driving skills

PE 4423 Drive and Traffic Education Methods II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PE 4413). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Professional preparation of college students who plan to teach driver education in secondary schools; methods of teaching and administering program; scheduling, financing, and public relations

PE 4533 Developing Coaching Expertise: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will provide undergraduate and graduate students with an in depth analysis of the growth and development of coaches from novice to expert

PE 4853 Motor Learning and Skill Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PE 3223). Three hours lecture. Designed to provide students with an understanding of how movement is produced and controlled and the principles that underlie the learning of motor skills

PE 4873 Professional Seminar in Physical Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and senior standing). Three hours lecture. A seminar dealing with legal, professional, administrative, and curriculum issues as they relate to physical education and athletics in the schools

PE 4883 School Health Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Preparation for prospective teachers in planning, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of comprehensive school health education

PE 4886 Teaching Internship in Physical Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respecetive field of endorsement

PE 4896 Teaching Internship in Physical Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

PE 4990 Special Topics in Physical Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

PE 6163 Principles and Methods of Secondary School Health and Physical Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing). Three hours lecture. This course is designed to emphasize contemporary teaching methods in all areas of health and physical education in the secondary school

PE 6353 Developing Coaching Expertise: 3 hours.

PE 6533 Developing Coaching Expertise: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will provide undergraduate and graduate students with an in depth analysis of the growth and development of coaches from novice to expert

PE 6883 School Health Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Preparation for prospective teachers in planning, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of comprehensive school health education

PE 6990 Special Topics in Physical Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

PE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Physical Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

PE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Physical Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

PE 8113 Curriculum Construction in Physical Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. PE 8113 is a course designed to cover Basic considerations and issues of standards-based physical education curricula in the K-12 schools. Emphasis on program development and design; instructional process; program implementation; and evaluation widely used curricula in physical education

PE 8163 Seminar in Physical Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course gives a complete review of current literature in Physical Education

PE 8203 Psychological Aspects of Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An in-depth analysis of the principles, methods and outcomes of sport psychology

PE 8990 Special Topics in Physical Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

Sport Studies Courses

SS 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

SS 2003 Foundations of Sport Industry: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview and analysis of the knowledge in sport management, including an examination of sport and sport-related organizations Acquaints student with job opportunites in the profession and discusses future trends

SS 2103 Sport Careers and Practicum: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SS 2003). One hour lecture. Two hours practicum. In-depth investigation of skills and competencies necessary for careers in the sport industry. Requires supervised work experience of 100 hours in a sport management setting

SS 3103 Sport Sponsorship: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The sponsorship process as it relates to athletics and commercial sport operations; creation and application of sponsorships to specific sport scenarios

SS 3203 Sport Law: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course addresses the influence of torts, contracts, employment-related issues, and intellectual property on the sport industry

SS 3303 Communication Management in Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Functions and tasks of communication professionals in the sport business, including such fields as public relations, media relations, community relations, and promotions

SS 3403 Facility and Event Management in Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course covers the requsiste responsibilities and tasks involved in facility and event management in sport industry

SS 3503 Sport and Recreational Leadership: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SS 2003). Three hours lecture. Examine the process of leadership as it relates to leadership needs in the delivery of recreation, leisure, and sport professions

SS 3603 Program Planning in Sport and Recreation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SS 2003). Three hours lecture. Explore and examine the theoretical foundations and community programming skills, methods, and techniques that are necessary to deliver recreational activities within a variety of agencies and organizations

SS 3703 Contemporary Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SS 2003). Three hours lecture. A comprehensive foundation concerning contemporary issues surrounding intercollegiate athletics. Specifically, social, ethical, financial, economic, management, and governance matters in college level sport will be examined

SS 3903 Ancient and Medieval Sport History: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course will explore the history of sports, the history of physical education, and the history of ideas and beliefs about physical activity and human nature. The course will focus on the history of sport in ancient Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe

SS 4000 Directed Individual Study in Sport Studies: 1-9 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

SS 4003 Philosophy of Sport & Physical Activity: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination and development of philosophic reasoning skills to better understand the role that philosophy plays in our understanding and conception of physical activity and sport

SS 4103 Ethics in Sport Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Ethical issues relevant to administration in the sport business industry across a range of areas, including professional sport, collegiate sport, and youth/ high school sport

SS 4203 Funding of Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Foundation of fiscal management concepts in the sport industry, including finance, economics, accounting, and general business practices

SS 4303 Globalization and Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The impact of globalization trends on the sports industry. The course explores various theories of globalization as they relate to the business of sport

SS 4393 Sport Studies Internship: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Hours and credits to be arranged. A supervised observation and practicum experience in a sports communication setting

SS 4396 Sports Studies Internship: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Hours and credits to be arranged. A supervised observation and practicum experience in a sports communication setting

SS 4403 Gender and Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An exploration of how ideologies and inequalities related to gender may be constructed, perpetuated, and/or challenged in and through sport. (Same as GS 4403/6403)

SS 4503 Sport Promotion and Sales Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SS 3103). Three hours lecture. The focus of this course is to examine the sport sales process in sponsorship and ticketing. Role-play exercises will be used extensively to simulate the sales environment, leading to a live attempt at sales

SS 4803 Seminar in Sports Studies: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing). Three hours lecture. In-depth investigation of current topics in sport studies with a focus on applying research to address issues in the sport industry

SS 4990 Special Topics in Sport Studies: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SS 6003 Philosophy of Sport & Physical Activity: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination and development of philosophic reasoning skills to better understand the role that philosophy plays in our understanding and conception of physical activity and sport

SS 6403 Gender and Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An exploration of how ideologies and inequalities related to gender may be constructed, perpetuated, and/or challenged in and through sport. (Same as GS 4403/6403)

SS 6503 Sport Promotion and Sales Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SS 3103). Three hours lecture. The focus of this course is to examine the sport sales process in sponsorship and ticketing. Role-play exercises will be used extensively to simulate the sales environment, leading to a live attempt at sales

SS 6990 Special Topics in Sport Studies: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

SS 7000 Directed Individual Study in Sport Studies: 1-9 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

SS 8123 Sport Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of principles, problems, human relationships, and procedures in supervision in sports administration. Involves theories of leadership, programs, and philosophies in the sport industry

SS 8203 Funding of Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of fiscal management concepts in the sport and recreation industries, including finance, economics, accounting, and general business practices

SS 8803 Sport Law: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The analysis and application of the legal foundations, concepts and issues impacting the sports industry

SS 8823 Sport Sponsorships: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of the uniqueness of the sport sponsorships and importance of the effective advancement and visibility of the sport brand and positioning

SS 8833 Event and Facility Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The principles and applications of management, design, and maintenance concepts as they apply to indoor and outdoor events and facilities

SS 8883 Ethical Issues in Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Philosophical exploration in the recognition, analysis, and implementation of ethical thought and the ethical decision making process within the multivalued contexts of the sports industry

SS 8893 History and Philosophy of Sport Seminar: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. An investigation of historical events, political and social climates, and personalities, as well as philosophies which have influenced sport from early civilization to the present

SS 8990 Special Topics in Sport Studies: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)