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The Certificate in Sport and Human Performance

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 37-40 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

Candidates for the certificate must be accepted by the University, but it is not necessary to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree in order to receive the Certificate in Sport and Human Performance. An overall grade point average of 2.5 is required for the certificate.

8 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Study of the structure of the human body, to include muscles, bones, heart, brain, ear, eye, and other systems, as well as a short look at development of the fetus. Lab work entails dissection of the cat and study of the human skeleton. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001110)
Basic functioning of the organ systems of the human body, including the brain and nervous system; vision and hearing; heart and circulation; blood and immunity; respiration, digestion and metabolism; muscles; excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001114)
The legal, ethical, social, and economic implications of computer usage; basic operations, terminology and system components; and the use of representative spreadsheet, telecommunication, and networking programs. Special emphasis is placed on developing and reviewing applications unique to physical education. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006875)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
Anatomical and mechanical bases of human movement with application to more skillful and safe performance. Qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis are introduced. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006973)
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
This course is an in-depth study of the physiology of exercise. Emphasis will be placed on energy metabolism during exercise and its relationship to the circulatory, pulmonary, and neuro-endocrine systems. Practical application will be stressed through discussions of clinical exercise physiology, exercise prescription, environmental exercise physiology, exercise and disease, special populations, biological adaptation, and the biology of peak performance. Concepts will be reinforced through laboratory exercises. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006968)
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
Course is designed to offer sound, systematic training programs for those men and women who wish to apply strength and conditioning techniques to specific sports and/or physical activities. Various new and traditional weight training techniques and programs will be reviewed in light of desired outcomes for the individual participant in sports and physical activities. 3 hours lecture. (006959)
Prerequisites: KINE 323.
Introduction to the essential principles and skills of exercise testing and prescription. Students acquire knowledge of and skill in risk factor and health status identification, fitness appraisal, and exercise prescription for low to moderate risk individuals and individuals with controlled diseases. Students demonstrate the ability to incorporate suitable and innovative activities that will improve an individual's functional capacity. In addition, advanced concepts of strength, flexibility and body composition are discussed. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (007023)
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
Introduction to research in biomechanics. Emphasis is on quantitative videographic techniques of sport and exercise activities. Other technological and bibliographic research methods are covered. 3 hours seminar. (007003)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
The course is designed for the prospective physical education teacher. Application of tests and measurements in the evaluation process will be defined. Included will be the evaluation of sport skill, motor ability, physical performance, and cardiovascular fitness. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006972)
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
Summary of numerical data, elementary probability, distributions, and introduction to statistical inference. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005501)

6-9 units selected from:

Any 300-level or higher Kinesiology (KINE) courses, selected in consultation with, and having the prior approval of, the certificate coordinator. One upper-division course from another department may be substituted with the coordinator's approval.

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