Department of Kinesiology

Department Head: Dr. Gina Mabrey, gmabrey@jsu.edu

Athletic Training Program Director: Dr. Chris Clark, cclark8@jsu.edu

Physical Education Program Chairs:
Dr. Kory Hill, khill@jsu.edu
Dr. Majid Koozehchian, mkoozehchian@jsu.edu
Dr. Gina Mabrey, gmabrey@jsu.edu

Sport Management Program Chair: Dr. Reggie Overton, roverton1@jsu.edu

True wellness starts with education, whether it’s helping someone gain an understanding of proper exercise habits or retraining someone’s muscles after a tragic injury. We believe the health of the mind and the body are intrinsically linked together. The key to building a healthier future starts with building strong, healthy minds and bodies today. In JSU's Department of Kinesiology, we promote wellness and professional growth through dynamic student programs that embrace leadership opportunities, active learning, innovative technology, and research. If you are passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle and helping others achieve the same in all its forms, a degree in the field of kinesiology can move your career forward!

The Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health Professions and Wellness offers an Education Specialist degree in Physical Education P-12, a Master’s in Athletic Training, a Master of Science in Education degree in Physical Education - Human Performance concentration (non-professional educator certification), a Master of Science in Education degree in Physical Education - Nutrition concentration (non-professional educator certification), a Master of Science in Education degree in Physical Education P-12 (professional educator certification), and a Master of Science degree in Sport Management (professional educator certification and non-professional certification).

Athletic Training

AT 512  Foundational Concepts of Athletic Training  (3)  

This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of an athletic trainer focusing on foundational and experiential aspects of Athletic Training founded in history, governance, structure, and regulation of the AT profession with current best practices. This course is designed to socialize MAT students into the AT profession and provide foundational frameworks for the AT.

AT 513  Emergency Care  (3)  

This course exposes the Athletic Trainer to emergency management. Topics and experiential experiences will prepare the AT student to become emergency management providers by addressing prevention, recognition, and management of life-threatening and non-life-threatening situations.

AT 515  Therapeutic Interventions I  (2)  

This course utilizes knowledge, skills, and experiences to provide the foundational principles for comprehensive treatment for common injuries. Introduction to the principles of rehabilitation and the development of therapeutic goals throughout the rehabilitation process will be stressed. This class will provide information to assist clinicians in comprehensive care focusing on therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation plans.

AT 517  Physical Exam I  (3)  

This course provides introductory material that will be utilized throughout the program concerning evaluation and management of injuries. Physical Exam I is the first of three (3) courses designed to expose students to aspects of prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.

AT 518  Physical Exam I Lab  (1)  

This lab provides opportunities for students to put knowledge, skills, and learning theories into practice learned from Physical Exam I course.

AT 523  Medical Documentation and Informatics  (2)  

This course focuses on areas such as quality assurance and quality improvement to enhance patient/client care. Health informatics are introduced and utilized to drive informed decisions using online databases to maintain data privacy, protection, and security.

AT 525  Therapeutic Interventions II  (2)  

This course builds on Therapeutic Interventions I related to education competencies and learning outcomes from various procedures within athletic training. Therapeutic Interventions II is the second of three (3) courses regarding therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation programs for patients.

AT 526  Clinical Education I  (2)  

This course emphasizes components including procedures and caring for musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses, orientation to an athletic training facility, and the daily tasks in AT. Clinical Education I is the first of five (5) courses that provides clinical experiences in health care.

AT 527  Physical Exam II  (3)  

This course provides continuation of Physical Exam I and continues to expose students to experiences and skills in Athletic Training, focusing on areas related to the upper body. Physical Exam I is the second of three (3) courses designed to expose students to aspects of prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.

AT 528  Physical Exam Lab II  (1)  

This lab provides opportunities for students to put knowledge, skills, and learning theories into practice learned from Physical Exam II course.

AT 535  Therapeutic Interventions III  (2)  

This course builds on Therapeutic Interventions II related to education competencies and learning outcomes from various procedures within athletic training. Therapeutic Interventions III is the third of three (3) courses regarding therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation programs for patients.

AT 536  Clinical Education II  (2)  

This course emphasizes components including procedures and caring for musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses, orientation to an athletic facility, and the daily tasks in AT. Clinical Education is the second of five (5) courses that provides clinical experiences in health care.

AT 537  Physical Exam III  (3)  

This course provides continuation of Physical Exam II and continues to expose students to experiences and skills in Athletic Training, focusing on areas related to the lower body. Physical Exam III is the third of three (3) courses designed to expose students to aspects of prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.

AT 538  Physical Exam Lab III  (1)  

This lab provides opportunities for students to put knowledge, skills, and learning theories into practice learned from Physical Exam III course.

AT 542  Evidence-Based Practices: Implications in Athletic Training  (2)  

This online course introduces students to the principles of evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, and the interpretation of clinical research that assesses prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies in sports medicine.

AT 546  Clinical Education III  (3)  

This course emphasizes components including procedures and caring for musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses, orientation to an athletic training facility, and the daily tasks in AT. Clinical Education III is the third of five (5) courses that provide clinical experiences in health care.

AT 550  Medical Conditions  (3)  

This course focuses on the identification and treatment of medical conditions of the nervous, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and integumentary systems. Emphasis placed on the role the Athletic Trainer has in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of associated conditions as directed by a supervising physician. Study of general medical conditions, disabilities, abnormalities, and diseases of physically active individuals; prevention, recognition, physical examination, management, and referral of common general medical conditions.

AT 553  Athletic Training Ethics and Administration  (3)  

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles regarding ethics and administration in athletic training.

AT 556  Clinical Education IV  (2)  

This course emphasizes components including procedures and caring for musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses, orientation to an athletic training facility, and the daily tasks in AT. Clinical Education IV is the fourth of five (5) courses that provide clinical experiences in health care.

AT 562  Health Promotions & Wellness  (2)  

Introduces physiological adaptations, principles of drug therapy, and pharmacological application relating to treatment of injury and illness in Athletic Training.

AT 566  Clinical Education V  (2)  

This course emphasizes components including procedures and caring for musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses, orientation to an athletic training facility, and the daily tasks in AT. Clinical Education V is the fifth of five (5) courses that provide clinical experiences in health care.

 Health and Physical Education

HPE 500  Foundations of Health and Physical Education  (3)  

Designed to inform the physical education teacher and others about the foundation of physical education and sports. Emphasis will be on philosophy, objectives, movement, history, fitness, and the psychological and sociological foundations.

HPE 502  Sociology of Sport  (3)  

Analysis and study of human behavior patterns as they relate to participation in sports and games.

HPE 503  Sport History  (3)  

Development of sport in the U.S. and other countries.

HPE 506  Methods of Teaching PE, P-5  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Teacher Education Program eligibility.

Corequisite(s): HPE 507, HPE 551, and HPE 562.

Effective teaching practices and implementation of developmentally appropriate K-5 physical education instruction are taught.

HPE 507  Methods of Teaching PE, 6-12  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Teacher Education Program eligibility.

Corequisite(s): HPE 506, HPE 551, and HPE 562.

Methods and techniques of teaching 6-12 physical education are taught.

HPE 508  Research in Wellness and Sport Studies  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to provide the foundation for the interpretation and conceptualization of research in HPER. This course will provide instruction on the variety of research methodologies and strategies and how to incorporate such strategies into personal research goals. Replaces EFD 500, Research in Education.

HPE 510  Health and Physical Education Curriculum  (3)  

This advanced online course examines the underlying philosophies and foundations of the physical education curriculum in the educational setting. Replaces EFD 502, Curriculum Development.

HPE 511  Practicum in PE, P-12  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Teacher Education Program eligibility.

Corequisite(s): HPE 506, 507, 551, and 562.

This is a field experience course specific to the application of methods and materials for P-12 physical education.

HPE 512  Physical Education Methods I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Teacher Education Program eligibility.

An advanced study of the developmental approach to teaching elementary physical educaiton in the schools. Beginning movement concepts and fundamental motor skills are discussed in relation to developmentally appropriate physical education including educational dance, educaitonal gymnastics, games and fitness activities. Students will continue to study the theories and research that serve as the foundation for student learning in quality physical education programs. Particular attention is given to planning and management.

HPE 513  Physical Education Methods II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Teacher Education Program eligilibilty.

An advanced study of the developmental approach to teaching physical education in the schools. Beginning and intermediate sport specific skill concepts and positive physical activity dispositions in relation to developmentally appropriate secondary physical education including sport, recreation and leisure activities, and fitness activities. Students will continue to study the theories and research that serve as the foundation for student learning in quality physical education programs. Special attention is given to curriculum and assessment.

HPE 515  Assessment in Health and Physical Education  (3)  

Advanced study of assessment techniques and tools with an emphasis on assessment in school based physical education settings.

HPE 520  Best Practices in PE  (3)  

This advanced on-line course examines techniques and methodologies that have been shown to reliably produce desired outcomes in physical education.

HPE 525  Issues and Trends in Athletics  (3)  

This course examines issues and trends encountered by secondary and collegiate coaches in the administration of sport programs. The concepts will be exploredfrom a theoretical and applied perspective. Also examines possible courses of action to meet such issues and trends that occur in athletics. Includes in-depth study and problem solving approaches.

HPE 530  Physiology of Exercise  (3)  

Experiences in physiology of muscular activity and application of these to physical education, training, and health.

HPE 531  Clinical Cardiopulmonary Physiology  (3)  

Advanced course in clinical exercise physiology. Study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiac, vascular and pulmonary systems.

HPE 535  Skill Analysis  (3)  

Basic skills involved in several individual and team sports; special attention will be given to body movement.

HPE 537  Diversity Issues and Trends in Wellness and Sport Studies  (3)  

Examination of current trends and issues in HPE with an emphasis on multicultural education through a focus on best practices for promotion of a physically active lifestyle. Special attention will be given to the role of race, gender, and language barriers in a physical education, wellness, and sport studies settings. The course includes best practices for effectively teaching all students in the 21st century. Students will also explore the use of technology and/or ways to promote physical activity in a variety of settings.

HPE 539  Diet and Performance  (3)  

Study of the basic nutrients and different types of diets, and their effects on health related and sports related fitness.

HPE 540  Law and Ethics in Wellness and Sports Studies  (3)  

This course will investigate legal implications of those involved with physical education, recreation, and athletic programs.

HPE 545  Stress Management  (3)  

This course is intended to help the HPE teacher develop knowledge and skills relative to stress management. Emphasis is placed on stress responses and relaxation technique strategies.

HPE 551  Tests and Measurements in PE  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Teacher Education Program eligibility.

Corequisite(s): HPE 506, HPE 507, and HPE 562.

Techniques of test evaluation, administration, and interpretations. Emphasis on physical fitness, body mechanics, sports skills, and knowledge tests.

HPE 553  Applied Exercise Physiology I  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to review undergraduate exercise physiology and provide the knowledge for a student to understand, plan, and implement exercise programs for health, fitness and human performance.

HPE 554  Applied Exercise Physiology II  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to provide the knowledge for a student to understand, plan, and implement advanced training programs for maximizing fitness and human performance.

HPE 555  Advanced Anaerobic Physiology  (3)  

Effectiveness of different training methods on the performance of the anaerobic athlete.

HPE 556  Advanced Aerobic Physiology  (3)  

Exercise physiology examines the physiological responses of the human body to acute and chronic physical activity. This course will provide a more in-depth study of aerobic metabolism, energy balance, and muscle structure and function.

HPE 560  Readings in HPE  (3)  

Identification and analysis of current issues and trends; recent developments in physical education, curriculum, and practices in physical education.

HPE 562  Physical Education Program  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Teacher Education Program eligibility.

Corequisite(s): HPE 506, HPE 507, and HPE 551.

The study of curriculum, teaching methods, skills, and the organization and administration of PE programs. Ten hour practicum required.

HPE 563  Sport Finance  (3)  

Concepts, principles, and application associated with finance in the sport and physical activity contexts. The course covers a variety of topics ranging from basic financial concepts to taxation and cash management.

HPE 564  Human Resources Management in Sport  (3)  

Concepts, principles, and application associated with human resources management in the sport and physical activity contexts. A variety of topics ranging from performance appraisal strategies to job design.

HPE 566  Public and Media Relations in Sport  (3)  

Concepts, principles, and application associated with public and media relations issues in the sport and physical activity contexts. A variety of topics ranging from the process of sport information to the sport broadcast media.

HPE 567  Sport Facility Administration and Design  (3)  

Concepts, principles, and application associated with the planning, designing, and managing a sport facility. A variety of topics ranging from maintenance and security operations to sport facility design principles.

HPE 568  Administration of Athletics  (3)  

Place of interscholastic athletics in the program, organization and administration of program, budget, equipment, facilities, public relations, and legal liability.

HPE 575  Physical Fitness and Wellness  (3)  

Research evidence of relationships of physical exercise to the following: longevity, weight control, cardiovascular disease, low back pain, mental health, and aging.

HPE 576  Sport Marketing  (3)  

Introduction to the principles and application of marketing theory to the sport industry. Covers wide range of sport marketing related topics including promotion and media relations in sport businesses, licensing and sponsorship of sport products, and the marketing mix strategies for sport organizations. Students will gain valuable insight into theory and practice of sport marketing strategies for a diverse range of sport related organizations.

HPE 578  Research in Wellness and Sports Studies  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to provide the foundation for the interpretation and conceptualization of research in HPER. This course will provide instruction on the variety of research methodologies and strategies and how to incorporate such strategies into personal research goals.

HPE 580  Adapted Physical Education  (3)  

Comprehensive study to develop ability to deal successfully with handicapped children, youth, and adults in a variety of settings.

HPE 581  Advanced Practicum in Special Physical Education  (3)  

Supervised field experience in applying skills, knowledge, and concepts in special physical education; supervised work with the handicapped.

HPE 582  Research Seminar in Special Physical Education  (3)  

Critical analysis and evaluation of current research and practical application in the field of special physical education.

HPE 583  Perceptual Motor Development  (3)  

Development of perceptual-motor skills through physical activities; including locomotor skills, laterality and direction ability; investigations of theories, programs, activities, and evaluation.

HPE 585  Physical Activity and the Aging Process  (3)  

Examination of scientific evidence concerning the relationship between physical activity level and physical, mental, and social-psychological well-being during aging.

HPE 586  Sport Promotion and Event Planning  (3)  

Concepts, principles, and application associated with planning and promoting sporting events. Topics range from developing an event budget to attracting sponsors to a sporting event.

HPE 588  Graduate Internship in PE, P-12  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Alternative Fifth-Year Teacher Certification Program and EPY 429G. Student teaching in grades P-12 under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor; full-time assignment for a minimum of 15 weeks which includes at least 450 clock hours in a public school.

Scheduled at end of program. Fall and Spring only. (Grade: Pass/Fail).

HPE 590  Directed Studies in Wellness and Sports Studies  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor and approval of the department head.

(3) (3). Students will collaborate with a faculty member to complete a specific research/literature review project. May be repeated once for a total of six (6) credit hours.

HPE 591  Internship in Sport Management  (3)  

The sport management internship is designed to provide students with practical experience under the supervision of an athletic administrator in a secondary school setting.

HPE 592  Internship in Sport Marketing and Administration  (3)  

Provides students with practical experience under the supervision of a sport management practitioner. This mutually beneficial relationship enhances the student's job marketability in the field of sport management by providing the student with professional experience.

HPE 596  Independent Study in HPE  (1)  
HPE 597  Indepedent Study in HPE  (2)  
HPE 598  Independent Study in HPE  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and approval of the department head.

Opportunity to explore in detail an area or issue in HPE. May be duplicated for credit for a total of 6 semester hours.