May 28, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Kinesiology, B.A.

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Steven DeVries, Justus Hallam, Christina Johnson, Kristin Meyer (chair), Ellen Whale

Kinesiology is the interdisciplinary study of human physical activity. The kinesiology major and courses provide students with opportunities to investigate biological, behavioral, cultural, and pedagogical aspects of exercise and sport behavior. Teaching Concentration courses emphasize theory and application of physical education pedagogy, ethics, and administrative concepts associated with teaching at the elementary and secondary school levels. The Exercise Science Concentration offers a scientific study of physiological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of human physical performance for students interested in fitness and wellness professions and graduate studies in specialized exercise, sport, and health sciences programs. A coaching education program and elective courses are offered to meet the special interests and needs of students.


Physical Education Concentration:

Coaching Endorsement or Authorization:

To obtain a Coaching Endorsement the individual must complete a major in Elementary Education or coursework leading to secondary certification and be granted an Iowa Teaching Certificate. The Coaching Authorization is available to those who do not complete teaching certification requirements or who do not hold an Iowa Teaching Certificate. Both the Endorsement and the Authorization qualify an individual to be a head coach or an assistant coach in any sport offered in the Iowa public schools. Students who complete one of the following programs may apply for the Endorsement or the Authorization through the Education Department.

Coaching Endorsement:

KIN 205  and KIN 237 , and completion of a major in Elementary Education or coursework leading to secondary certification

Coaching Authorization:

KIN 205  and KIN 237 .

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