Kinesiology

http://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/kinesiology/

Kinesiology is the study of human anatomy, physiology, and the mechanics of body movement. Students take courses to prepare for entry-level positions in health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, and individualized personal training as well as for university transfer. Career options include personal trainer, exercise instructor, and various positions at fitness and recreational centers or in school or recreational programs. With a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, students can apply to physical therapy programs or pursue careers in athletic training, fitness, nutrition, physical education, or other health-related fields.

Contact Information

Chair: Robert Fulbright

Dean: Al Taccone

www.miracosta.edu/instruction/kinesiology/

Department: Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition

Office: Building OC4800, 760.795.6811

Full-Time Faculty

Robert Fulbright

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate of Achievement

PSLO: Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to describe how to implement fitness assessments and proper protocols for cardio-respiratory, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

Yoga Instructor Certificate of Achievement

PSLO: Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to demonstrate the ability to teach yoga on the mat.

Associate Degree

Students interested in the field of kinesiology can earn an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Applied Health, Nutrition, and Kinesiology (see degree requirements).

Certificates

Certificate of Achievement

Personal Fitness Trainer

This certificate is designed for individuals interested in entering the field of fitness training and/or instruction. Students completing the certificate should be prepared for entry-level positions in the health and fitness industry, such as health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, schools, and YMCAs, and for training individual clients. Upon completion of the certificate program, students may consider sitting for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and National Council Strength & Fitness (NCSF) national certification exams.

Required courses: 
BUS 130Small Business Management3
BIO 190Survey of Human Musculoskeletal System1
KINE 190Introduction to Kinesiology3
KINE 203Techniques in Athletic Training3
KINE 204Techniques and Analysis of Fitness and Weight Training3
KINE 210Exercise Prescription for Special Populations3
KINE 292Internship Studies *0.5-3
NUTR 105Human Performance and Sports Nutrition3
Select a minimum of three units from the courses below:3
Functional Resistance Training
Walking for Fitness
Cardiorespiratory Stabilization Training
Cardiorespiratory Strength Training
Cardiorespiratory Power Training
Stabilization Weight Training
Strength Endurance Weight Training
Reactive Weight Training
Beginning Yoga
Intermediate Yoga
Advanced Yoga
Corrective Flexibility Training
Active Flexibility Training
Functional Flexibility Training
Beginning Martial Arts
Intermediate Martial Arts
Advanced Martial Arts
Total Units22.5-25
*

For KINE 292, a minimum of .5 unit or a maximum of 3 units may be applied to this certificate.

Certificate of Achievement

Yoga Instructor

The Yoga Instructor certificate program prepares individuals to meet the licensure requirements for the Allied Yoga Registry, which enables students to become nationally licensed. This comprehensive and wisdom-based program uses anatomy and physiology as well as English and Sanskrit terminology to provide students with both a broad background and practical experience in the essential elements of yoga. Completion of the program prepares students for employment in health clubs, spas, yoga studios, hospitals, and the health industry as well as for self-employment as yoga instructors.

Required courses: 
KINE 145Yoga Teacher Training Foundation3
KINE 147Yoga Teacher Training Development3
KINE 149Yoga Teacher Training Integration3
BIO 190Survey of Human Musculoskeletal System1
BUS 130Small Business Management3
Select a minimum of 1.5 units from the courses below: *1.5
Beginning Yoga
Intermediate Yoga
Advanced Yoga
Total Units14.5

 * KINE 150, KINE 154, and KINE 155 can be taken as .5 unit or 1 unit courses.

Courses Related in Content (CRC)

Active participatory kinesiology courses that are related in content are grouped together. Students are allowed four enrollments within each CRC group, but each course may be taken only once unless its catalog description indicates it is repeatable. Enrollments include any combination of course completions (with an evaluative or nonevaluative symbol recorded on the student's transcript), withdrawals, and repetition.

Cardiorespiratory Training CRC
Cardiorespiratory Stabilization Training
Cardiorespiratory Strength Training
Cardiorespiratory Power Training
Flexibility Training CRC
Corrective Flexibility Training
Active Flexibility Training
Functional Flexibility Training
Martial Arts CRC
Beginning Martial Arts
Intermediate Martial Arts
Advanced Martial Arts
Stabilization Weight Training CRC
Stabilization Weight Training
Strength Endurance Weight Training
Reactive Weight Training
Yoga CRC
Beginning Yoga
Intermediate Yoga
Advanced Yoga

Courses

KINE 100: Functional Resistance Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This course implements the latest scientific functional training methodologies to enhance activities of daily living, weight loss, body appearance, bone density, stress reduction, core strength, balance and coordination, while decreasing the risk of orthopedic injury and low back pain through functional resistance training. It is designed for students interested in increasing muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition and movement performance. (May be repeated three times.) UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 110: Walking for Fitness

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.10)

Students enhance their individual health and well-being and develop positive attitudes toward life-long fitness and wellness through fitness walking. The course focuses on improving an individual's cardiopulmonary functioning, body composition, goal setting, nutritional awareness, and weight management through behavior management. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 112: Cardiorespiratory Stabilization Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This cardiorespiratory stabilization training course is designed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in students through a variety of low-level intensity cardiovascular conditioning activities. Students learn how to develop cardiorespiratory stabilization training programs. Topics include the benefits of cardiorespiratory stabilization training, the cardiovascular system, and cardiorespiratory stabilization acute training variables, modalities, guidelines, and methods. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 113: Cardiorespiratory Strength Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This cardiorespiratory strength training course is designed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in students through a variety of moderate-to-high level intensity cardiovascular conditioning activities. Students learn how to develop cardiorespiratory strength training programs. Topics include the benefits of cardiorespiratory strength training, the cardiovascular system, and cardiorespiratory strength acute training variables, modalities, guidelines, and methods. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 114: Cardiorespiratory Power Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This cardiorespiratory power training course is designed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in students through a variety of high-level intensity cardiovascular conditioning activities. Students learn how to develop cardiorespiratory power training programs. Topics include the benefits of cardiorespiratory power training, the cardiovascular system, and cardiorespiratory power acute training variables, modalities, guidelines, and methods. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 141: Stabilization Weight Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This stabilization training course addresses physical structural imbalances and emphasizes stabilization endurance training. Students perform stabilization training exercises in a proprioceptively enriched environment to improve alignment of the kinetic chain. They focus on increasing their ability to stabilize their joints, improve posture, and enhance neuromuscular efficiency. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 143: Strength Endurance Weight Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This strength endurance course improves stabilization endurance and increases prime mover strength. Students perform exercises in strength endurance, hypertrophy, and maximal strength phases to improve overall work capacity, enhance joint stabilization, and increase lean body mass. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 144: Reactive Weight Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This reactive training course improves specific forms of training necessary for maximal force production. Students perform exercises in the reactive training phase to enhance reaction time, speed, and explosive movement. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 145: Yoga Teacher Training Foundation

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (0835.20)

This course focuses on the fundamentals of yoga that are essential for both practice and teaching. Students learn proper body mechanics, alignment principles, and breathing techniques as they relate to the performance and instruction of beginning yoga poses. Topics include the history and philosophy of yoga, Sanskrit terminology, injury prevention, and vocational opportunities.

KINE 147: Yoga Teacher Training Development

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (0835.20)

This course provides students with the tools to design and teach a 60-minute yoga class with verbal clarity. It integrates yogic history and philosophy with yoga sutras, body mechanics and alignment, and complementary practices, such as breathing styles, flow sequences, and subtle body. Topics include principles of teaching yoga as well as lifestyle choices and ethics for yoga teachers.

KINE 149: Yoga Teacher Training Integration

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (0835.20)

This course provides aspiring yoga teachers with the tools to deepen their independent practice in order to strengthen their teaching and develop a personal teaching style. The course continues to focus on designing, integrating, and implementing knowledge and teaching of asanas, pranayama techniques, meditation, and yogic history and philosophy. Students also learn about the business aspects of teaching yoga.

KINE 150: Beginning Yoga

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.20)

This course introduces students to the beginning practice of yoga. Students learn the practice of gentle, restorative, and vinyasa flow to improve concentration, physical endurance, flexibility, balance, and posture. The course integrates basic breathing techniques to increase oxygen intake, enhance the mind-body connection, and reduce stress. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit 4 units.

KINE 154: Intermediate Yoga

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: KINE 150.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.20)

This course introduces students to the intermediate practice of yoga. Students learn the practice of gentle, restorative, and vinyasa flow to improve concentration, physical endurance, flexibility, balance, and posture. The course integrates intermediate breathing techniques to increase oxygen intake, enhance the mind-body connection, and reduce stress. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit 4 units.

KINE 155: Advanced Yoga

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: KINE 154.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.20)

This course introduces students to the advanced practice of yoga. Students learn the practice of restorative and vigorous vinyasa flow to improve concentration, physical endurance, flexibility, balance, and posture. The course integrates advanced breathing techniques to increase oxygen intake, enhance the mind-body connection, and reduce stress. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit 4 units.

KINE 156: Corrective Flexibility Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This corrective flexibility course is designed to increase joint range of motion, improve muscle imbalances, correct altered joint motion, and address posture distortions. Correct flexibility includes self-myofascial release and static stretching. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 157: Active Flexibility Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This active stretching course is designed to use agonists and synergists to dynamically move the joint into a range of motion. This form of stretching increases motorneuron excitability, creating reciprocal inhibition of the muscle being stretched. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 158: Functional Flexibility Training

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This functional flexibility course is designed to use force production of a muscle and the body's momentum to take a joint through the full available range of motion. Dynamic stretching uses the concept of reciprocal inhibition to improve soft tissue extensibility. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 161: Beginning Martial Arts

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This course introduces students to the beginning skills of martial arts, which is a nonaggressive yet highly effective form of self-defense. Students learn about the history and philosophy of martial arts, safety procedures, standards of etiquette, body dynamics, and precise beginning-level movements in a setting of diligent, cooperative training. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 162: Intermediate Martial Arts

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: KINE 161.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This course introduces students to intermediate skills of martial arts, which is a nonaggressive yet highly effective form of self-defense. Students learn about intermediate movements and body dynamics, safety procedures, and standards of etiquette in a setting of diligent, cooperative training. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 163: Advanced Martial Arts

Units: 0.5-1
Prerequisites: KINE 162.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Laboratory 3 hours. (0835.00)

This course introduces students to advanced skills of martial arts, which is a nonaggressive yet highly effective form of self-defense. Students learn about advanced movements and body dynamics, safety procedures, meditation techniques, and advanced defense strategies in a setting of diligent, cooperative training. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

KINE 190: Introduction to Kinesiology

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours. (1270.00)

This course introduces students to the field of kinesiology and nutrition, including its history, scope, and sub-disciplines. Students explore principles of kinesiology and career opportunities within kinesiology and nutrition/dietetics as well as professional characteristics and ethical responsibilities of those who work in the field. Topics include nutrition, biomechanics, fitness/posture assessments, assessment tool use (body fat, flexibility, cardiorespiratory), exercise prescriptions, and behavior management.

KINE 200: Physical Education in the Elementary School

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours. (0801.00)

This course teaches students how to develop physical education curriculum to best meet the needs of elementary school children based on national and state physical and health education content standards for California public schools. The course emphasizes the role and significance of physical education, instructional methods, and motor skill, movement, and total wellness concepts, including nutrition, disease prevention, and the adverse effects of drug/narcotic, alcohol, and tobacco use.

KINE 203: Techniques in Athletic Training

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (1270.00)

This course explores the basic fundamentals of athletic injury health care. It emphasizes prevention, recognition, basic assessment, immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries. Topics include theory and application of taping and wrapping, basic first aid, emergency field care, and anatomical landmark recognition. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all KINE theory courses, maximum credit 8 units.

KINE 204: Techniques and Analysis of Fitness and Weight Training

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (1270.00)

In this introduction to personal fitness training, students design a comprehensive fitness program that includes muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardio respiratory and core training to meet individual client needs. The course emphasizes program design, fitness assessment, posture analysis, biomechanics, exercise physiology, muscle anatomy, professional development, nutrition, goal setting, and behavior modification. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all KINE theory courses, maximum credit, 8 units.

KINE 210: Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours. (1270.00)

This course examines the exercise implications for special populations related to age, medical condition, and level of fitness. Topics include exercise prescription for heart conditions, stroke, diabetes, orthopedic problems, obesity, hyperlipidemia, pregnant, asthmatic, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, older adult populations, and children. The course also covers the role of exercise in risk factor modification as well as contraindications to exercise for special populations.

KINE 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

KINE 296: Topics in Kinesiology

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours. (0835.00)

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Kinesiology that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

KINE 299: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

Cooperative Work Experience is intended for students who are employed in a job directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to apply the theories and skills of their discipline to their position and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.