Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

ATR Courses

ATR 128. Introduction to Athletic Training. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to familiarize student with the profession of athletic training. Students will be introduced to the NATA, the NATA Code of Ethics, the certification process, continuing education, and the NATA Educational Proficiencies. Course topics include epidemiology of injuries, PPE, and program overview.

ATR 129. A T Clinical Experience I. 1 Hour.

Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis this clinical course includes the content areas of acute care of injury and illness, clinical evaluation of basic injuries, prevention, and health promotion, which includes risk management/prevention, basic healthcare administration, basic psychosocial skills/knowledge, professional development and responsibility and to a limited extent, nutrition. Evidence based practice is embedded throughout the entire curriculum. Students in ATR 129 clinical experience will have prior experience in ATR 208. Prerequisite: Students must complete ATR 128, have CPR certification, and be admitted to the Athletic Training program before enrolling in this course.

ATR 206. Medical Conditions. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to recognize and treat common medical conditions.

ATR 207. Prevention & Care of Injuries. 2 Hours.

Provides a basic understanding of common injuries. Focus will be on the evaluation and course of treatment of the injuries presented.

ATR 208. Taping and Bracing. 2 Hours.

Application in the techniques of taping and bracing athletic injuries.

ATR 223. A T Clinical Experience II. 1 Hour.

Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the ATR 223 Clinical Experience will have prior experience in KIN 431, ATR 206, and ATR 410, in addition to the courses listed in the ATR 129 Clinical Experience. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes content areas of clinical evaluation of medical conditions and injuries, prevention and health promotion, which includes risk management/prevention, basic healthcare administration, therapeutic intervention, including pharmacology and modalities. Evidence based practice is embedded through the entire curriculum. Prerequisites: Students must take ATR 129, 206, 410, and KIN 431, and sophomore status enrolling in this class.

ATR 270. Upper/Low Extremity Evaluation. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform evaluation of upper and lower extremity (UE/LE) injuries or conditions. Student's will be able to perform an observation, history, palpate, perform MMT, perform a neurological evaluation, evaluate ROM, perform special and functional tests for the UE/LE. Prerequisite(s): ATR 207, KIN 431, and BIOL 220.

ATR 304. Therapeutic Exercise. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide a background rehabilitation, healing, physics, examination, and assessment. The course will discuss techniques of therapeutic exercise, performance enhancement, and application to regions and conditions of the body. Prerequisite(s): ATR 410 and KIN 431.

ATR 307. Head, Neck, & Spine Evaluation. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform evaluation of head, neck and spine injuries or conditions. Student's will be able to perform an observation, take a history, palpate, perform MMT, perform a neurological evaluation, evaluate ROM, perform special and functional tests for the head, neck, and spine. Prerequisite(s): ATR 207, KIN 431, and BIOL 220.

ATR 308. Biomechanics. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to biomechanics. Course topics include terminology, the quantitative and qualitative perspective of biomechanics. The study of biomechanics in this class will involve the study of the body's architecture with the body's abilities to function in motion. Prerequisite(s): ATR 207, KIN 431, and BIOL 220.

ATR 323. A T Clinical Experience III. 2 Hours.

Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the ATR 323 Clinical Experience will have taken KIN 270 in addition to the required courses for ATR 129 and ATR 223. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes the content areas of clinical evaluation of medical conditions, injuries with experience in evaluation of upper and lower extremity injuries, prevention and health promotion, which includes risk management/prevention/nutrition, basic healthcare administration, and psychosocial intervention. Evidence based practice is embedded throughout the entire curriculum. Prerequisites: Student must complete KIN 270, ATR 223, and junior status before enrolling in this class.

ATR 324. A T Clinical Experience IV. 2 Hours.

Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the ATR 324 clinical will have taken ATR 307 in addition to the required courses for ATR 129, 223, and ATR 323. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes the content areas of clinical evaluation of medical conditions, injuries with experience in evaluation of injuries to upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, and spine in addition to the evaluation skills students remain to be active in their implementation of therapeutic modalities through the practice of treating the entire patient and with clinical integration of skills and knowledge. Evidence based practice is a focus in this clinical with evidence based practice performing a literature search on topics of prevention and health promotion, which includes risk management/prevention/nutrition and psychosocial intervention. Prerequisites: Student must take ATR 307 and 323 and junior status before enrolling in this class.

ATR 410. Advanced Athletic Injuries & Modalities. 3 Hours.

Provides specific manual examinations involved in the evaluation of athletic injuries. Use of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries will also be studied. Students will take part in laboratory work in order to facilitate hands on experience. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ATR 207.

ATR 420. Athletic Training Management. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the scope and practice of managing an athletic training environment. Topics include organization and administration of an athletic training room, the reimbursement, policies and procedures of athletic training rooms, and the legal concerns. Prerequisite(s): ATR 207.

ATR 423. A T Clinical Experience V. 2 Hours.

Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the ATR 423 clinical will have taken ATR 308 and ATR 304 in addition to the required courses for ATR 129, ATR 223, ATR 323, and ATR 324. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content areas of clinical evaluation of injuries with experience in the clinical evaluation and acute care of medical conditions and injuries to upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, and spine, in addition to the evaluation skills students retain to be active in their implementation of therapeutic modalities as well as therapeutic exercise skill through the practice of treating the entire patient with clinical integration of skills and knowledge learned throughout the program. Prevention and health promotion continues to be a theme in ATR 423, which includes risk management and prevention of injuries and nutrition. In addition to the courses listed, students will also have the courses listed in the ATR 129, 223, 323, and 324 clinical courses. Prerequisites: Student must complete ATR 304, 308, and 324, as well as senior status before taking this class.

ATR 424. A T Clinical Experience VI. 2 Hours.

Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the ATR 424 clinical will have taken ATR 420 in addition to the required courses for ATR 129, ATR 223, ATR 323, ATR 423, and ATR 423. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The theme for this clinical course is embedded in the acute care of injuries and illness and the use of clinical integration proficiencies form student content throughout their program that ensures students have the skill set and knowledge to become successful entry-level athletic trainers. In addition to the courses listed, students will also have the courses listed in the ATR 129, 223, 323, 324, and 424 clinical courses. Prerequisites: Student must take ATR 420 and 423 and have senior status before enrolling in this class.

ATR 425. Capstone in Athletic Training. 1 Hour.

The capstone course is a course designated to allow students to show case their knowledge and research skills that they have learned while in the program. The theme for this courses is professional development and responsibilities. The courses format is a two part format with one portion of the course is devoted to allowing students to be active in creating evidence based medicine through a research project or presentation of a comprehensive literature review and the other portion devoted to preparing the athletic training student for the certification exam. The semester will start out with an introduction of the expectations for athletic training students for the certification exam. The semester will start out with an introduction of the expectations for research presentations. Students will select a research topic that provides an opportunity for scholarly work. The topics will be selected by the students a the onset of the semester to allow ample opportunities for an open forum format or presented at the North Dakota Athletic Trainer's Association's annual meeting. The next portion of the course will provide students with study techniques and practice exams to prepare them for the BOC, Inc. certification exam. Instructors, prior students, and outside guests will be invited to speak to the students on athletic training topics. Prerequisites: Students must complete ATR 423 and have senior status before enrolling in this course.

ESR Courses

ESR 226. Methods of Teaching Group Exercise. 2 Hours.

Provides instruction, practice, and teaching experience in group exercise. Fundamental terminology, skills, and teaching techniques teaching a variety of group exercise formats will be emphasized. Students will practice developing training programs tailored to fit ability, fitness level, and desired outcomes of their future students and clients. Prerequisites: KIN 120 and 126.

ESR 227. Strength and Conditioning Programming Principles and Methods. 2 Hours.

The Strength and Conditioning Programming Principles and Methods is designed to provide safe programming principles and teaching methods to exercise professionals.

ESR 303. Therapeutic Exercise I. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide a background in pediatric and adolescent examination, assessment, rehabilitation, healing, and physics. The course will discuss techniques of therapeutic exercise, performance enhancement, and application to regions and conditions of the body. Prerequisite: KIN 431.

ESR 305. Therapeutic Exercise III. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide a background in older population examination, assessment, rehabilitation, healing and physics. The course will discuss techniques of therapeutic exercise, performance enhancement, and application to regions and conditions of the body.

ESR 306. Health Risk Appraisal. 2 Hours.

The Health Risk Appraisal course provides information on risk stratification or classification of various health conditions.

ESR 316. Graded Exercise Testing and Prescription. 2 Hours.

The Graded Exercise Testing and Prescription is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to evaluate exercise capacity and provide exercise prescription based on the evaluation outcomes.

ESR 317. Graded Exercise Testing Lab. 1 Hour.

The Graded Exercise Testing and Prescription is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to evaluate exercise capacity in a laboratory setting.

ESR 323. Basic EKG for Exercise Science. 2 Hours.

The Basic EKG for Exercise Science Course will provide information on the characteristics and basic analysis of EKG tracings.

ESR 342. Exercise Programming for Older Adults. 2 Hours.

The Exercise Programming for Older Adults is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to address orthopedic and physiological changes that occur in the maturing adult.

ESR 425. Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Capstone. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to prepare students for a certification exam.

ESR 498. Internship. 1-20 Hour.

This course will provide hands-on experiences in the fields of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. 140 to 1200 hours of practicum experience at two to four sites in a metabolic disease, chronic disease, recreation, wellness, fitness center, clinical, or athletic performance setting. Students must take at least two credits at a time, with 85 hours of clinical experience required per credit. Restricted to junior and senior Exercise Science and Rehabilitation.

KIN Courses

KIN 100. Concepts of Fitness & Wellness. 2 Hours.

Provides information and skill training directed to assessing the health related components of physical fitness, proper nutritional needs for performing physical activities, laboratory activities (group exercise, calisthenics, walk/jog, and weight training), and the cognitive concepts of health related fitness.

KIN 101. Social Dance. 1 Hour.

Students will participate in a variety of social dances including; line, swing, latin, square, waltz, country 2 step, country 3 step, traditional two step, and multicultural dance.

KIN 102. Jogging & Conditioning. 1 Hour.

Instruction, practice, and participation in the basis skills, body mechanics, and terminology associated with jogging and power walking. An emphasis is placed on developing a personal fitness program to fit the individual's needs and current abilities.

KIN 103. Beginning Gymnastics. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in fundamental tumbling skills, movement fundamentals, and warm-up.

KIN 104. Team Sports. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in (but not limited to) speedball, flickerball, basketball, and softball.

KIN 105. Outdoor Activities I. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in (but not limited to) snow skiing and other outdoor related activities. Fees apply to specific activities.

KIN 106. Varsity Soccer. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity soccer. Repeatable for credit.

KIN 107. Introduction to Physical Education. 2 Hours.

Provides prospective physical educators with ans insight into the broad scope of physical education. The student will have the opportunity to obtain an understanding and appreciation of this multifaceted field. Opportunities to assess what physical education offers in terms of career potential. Pre- or corequisite: KIN 100.

KIN 108. Volleyball. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in the fundamental skills and sport of volleyball.

KIN 109. Racket Sports. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in (but not limited to) tennis, racquetball, and pickleball.

KIN 110. Beginning Swimming. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in the fundamental skills of swimming. An emphasis will be placed on water survival skill based upon the American Red Cross water safety guidelines.

KIN 111. Varsity Football. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity football.

KIN 112. Varsity Basketball. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity basketball.

KIN 113. Varsity Track and Field. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity track and field.

KIN 114. Varsity Tennis. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity tennis.

KIN 115. Varsity Golf. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity golf.

KIN 116. Varsity Cross Country. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity cross country.

KIN 117. Varsity Volleyball. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity volleyball.

KIN 118. Varsity Cheerleading. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in cheerleading during the fall or winter sports.

KIN 119. Varsity Softball. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity softball.

KIN 120. Strength Training. 1 Hour.

Instruction, practice, and participation in the basis skills, body mechanics, and terminology associated with weight training. An emphasis is placed on developing a strength training program to fit the individual's needs and current abilities.

KIN 121. Varsity Baseball. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity baseball.

KIN 122. Varsity Dance Team. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation on the varsity dance team.

KIN 123. Outdoor Activities II. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in (but not limited to) canoeing and other associated outdoor activities. Fees apply to specific activities.

KIN 124. Individual Sports. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation, terminology, knowledge, and skills associated with (but not limited to) golf and archery.

KIN 125. Intermediate Swimming. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in the perfection of swimming skills.

KIN 126. Group Exercise. 1 Hour.

Students will actively participate in a variety of group exercise formats including yoga, bodypump, cardio, strength, sculpt, circuit, tabata, stability ball, and step.

KIN 127. Advanced Hunter Education. 1 Hour.

Provides North Dakota Hunter Education certification, firearms history and nomenclature, marksmanship theory and practice, firearm handling and safety (which includes live firing with shotgun), basic first aid survival, hunting, philosophy, and hunter ethics.

KIN 131. Varsity Wrestling. 1 Hour.

Requires active participation in varsity wrestling. Repeatable for credit.

KIN 210. First Aid & CPR. 2 Hours.

Provides instruction in first aid, emergency care procedures, and CPR, which leads to certification by the American Red Cross.

KIN 215. Methods of Teaching Sport Activities. 2 Hours.

Provides instruction, practice, and teaching experience in sports activities. Fundamental rules, skills, terminology, and teaching strategies will be emphasized in (but not limited to) the following sports; softball, soccer, speedball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball, archery, golf, tennis, wallyball, pickleball, and ultimate frisbee. This course in restricted to PE majors and minors, and corporate fitness majors.

KIN 220. Methods of Teaching Dance. 2 Hours.

Provides practice, instruction, and teaching experience in (but not limited to) social, folk, and square dance. Emphasis will be placed on methods and techniques of teaching the rhythms of dance steps and placement of dance. This course is restricted to PE majors and minors, and corporate fitness majors.

KIN 225. Fitness Leadership. 2 Hours.

Course provides prospective corporate fitness, physical education and coaching professionals with an understanding of the fitness industry.

KIN 231. Methods of Teaching Aquatics. 2 Hours.

Instruction and participation in the basic swimming stokes, water games, and aquatic exercises.

KIN 299. Special Topics in Human Performance. 1-3 Hour.

KIN 300. Principles of Coaching Methods. 2 Hours.

This course provides students with the foundational content to successfully complete the American Sport Education Program coaching certification. The curriculum covers essentials to prepare coaches to step on the field for the first time. There is a focus on principles of coaching, behavior, teaching, physical training, and management. Topics include coaching philosophy and style, sport management, season and practice planning, and teaching technical and tactical skills. Students completing the course and certification will be published on the ASEP national coaching registry. Prerequisite: Students must be Physical Education or Corporate Fitness and Wellness majors or Coaching minors before enrolling in this course.

KIN 301. Psychomotor Development. 2 Hours.

Provides an understanding of the changes that occur in motor behavior over the entire life span. Participants will have opportunities to discuss issues relating to various motor development theories and to the different influences affecting an individual's motor development. Participants will have opportunities to observe and analyze fundamental motor patterns as they are performed in various settings. Emphasis is placed on the identification of components of correct form, the detection of incorrect form, and the appropriate use of skill cues to prompt participants toward correct form.

KIN 310. Organization & Administration of PE & Athletics. 2 Hours.

Provides a study of administration and management concepts and management responsibilities relevant to teaching and non-teaching career fields.

KIN 325. Personal Training Methods. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to provide prospective physical educators, coaches, and corporate fitness majors with instruction, practice, and teaching experience in personal training and lifestyle management coaching. Fundamental terminology, personal training skills, strategies and techniques will be emphasized. Students will practice developing personal training programs tailored to fit the ability, fitness level, and desired outcomes of prospective clients. Prerequisite: Students must complete KIN 226 before enrolling in this course.

KIN 334. Nutrition for Physical Performance. 2 Hours.

Provides information on how nutritional habits affect physical performance. An emphasis will be placed on knowledge of the six basic nutrients, food groups, calories, and energy expenditure.

KIN 340. Elementary Methods & Activities. 3 Hours.

Provides prospective teachers with an understanding of contemporary reflective approaches to teaching elementary physical education grades K-5. Curriculum and lesson content will be geared towards meeting the National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (SHAPE America) and teacher education INTASC standards and dispositions. Participants will learn and practice a variety of teaching methods that will be utilized in peer and field teaching experiences: a) planning for quality instruction, b) effective and appropriate instructional practices, c) classroom management, d) evaluation, reflection, and improvement of instruction. Course content will allow students to learn and practice teaching skills. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education plus KIN 301 for physical education majors or a minor in physical education for non-education majors. In addition, this course is a prerequisite for KIN 341 and it is highly recommended that this is taken prior to KIN 391.

KIN 341. Practicum for Elementary Physical Education. 2 Hours.

Provides prospective physical education teachers with active participation in the complete process of teaching developmentally appropriate physical education to children in grades K-5. This approach to teaching is based on evidence based-practices and serves as the content for national standards for K-12 physical education (SHAPE America). Participants will receive a minimum of thirty contact hours with children during which time they will practice and refine instructional skills taught in KIN 340. This course should be taken with ED 323L. Prerequisites: KIN 340 and Admission to Teacher Education.

KIN 360. Administration of School Health Programs. 3 Hours.

The development and administration of the public school health program, with emphasis being placed on health services, healthy living, and health instruction. Special emphasis placed on developing and administrating health instruction material for the elementary through senior high school program based upon the guidelines and recommendations of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

KIN 361. Vital Health Issues. 3 Hours.

Provides participants with an understanding of various current health topics and issues including (but not limited to) stress, mental health, intimate relationships, weight management, and substance abuse.

KIN 362. Principles & Methods of Teaching School Health. 3 Hours.

Provides prospective teachers with an understanding of a contemporary and reflective approach to teaching health in the public schools grades K-12. This approach to teaching is based on learner-centered instructional strategies. Participants will learn and practice skills that will be most useful to them as beginning teachers such as: (a) establishing the learning environment; (b) planning appropriate and meaningful learning experiences; and (c) using effective teaching behaviors to implement the lesson plans.

KIN 391. Secondary Physical Education Methods and Practicum. 4 Hours.

This course has two major components. First, methods coursework is done at MSU which provides teaching strategies for classroom management, planning, instruction, and assessment of teacher as well as student behavior. Current theories of motivation are explored and applied in this course. Second, forty-five contact hours with secondary students will provide extensive opportunity to apply current practices learned in the classroom. Prerequisites: KIN 301, Admission to Teacher Education, and it is highly recommended that students take KIN 340 prior to enrolling in this course. Course restricted to Physical Education majors.

KIN 394. Independent Study. 2 Hours.

KIN 396. Study Abroad. 0-16 Hour.

Students registered in this study abroad will have international fitness and educational experiences that will enhance their worldview of their disciplines. Department Approval Required.

KIN 401. Methods of Coaching Football. 2 Hours.

Provides techniques, skills, strategies, and coaching procedures developed through classroom presentations and skill sessions.

KIN 402. Methods of Coaching Basketball. 2 Hours.

Provides fundamental and team concepts developed through classroom and skill sessions.

KIN 403. Methods of Coaching Track. 2 Hours.

Provides responsibilities, rules, methods, and techniques of coaching track and field. Laboratory work ans skill sessions.

KIN 404. Methods of Coaching Baseball. 2 Hours.

Provides fundamental and team concepts developed through classroom presentations and skill sessions.

KIN 405. Methods of Coaching Wrestling. 2 Hours.

Provides the requirements, responsibilities, and methods of coaching wrestling on a secondary or junior high school level. Along with classroom lecture and discussion the students will be required to observe practice sessions and matches at the local junior and senior high schools.

KIN 406. Methods of Coaching Volleyball. 2 Hours.

Provides techniques, skills, strategies, and coaching procedures developed through in-class analysis and on court skill sessions.

KIN 407. Psychology of Physical Education & Athletes. 2 Hours.

Provides knowledge of the psychological aspects of participation in physical education and athletic events. Emphasis will be placed on the teacher/coach and student/athlete relationship in regard to developing communication, leadership, motivation, self-confidence, and goal setting skills. Prerequisite: PYS 111.

KIN 412. Research Design & Epidemiology. 2 Hours.

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about evidence-based practice in sport and exercise sciences topics. This will be a comprehensive course providing students with the skills necessary to design a research project. Students will understand epidemiology in sport and exercise science.

KIN 414. Pathomechanics. 2 Hours.

This course introduces students to pathomechanics, changes in normal biomechanical function of a joint, extremity or torso as a result of injury or disease. Students will gain a basic understanding of pathomechanics pertaining to the human musculoskeletal system and explore assessment and implications of pathomechanics as a basis for interventions when applicable.

KIN 431. Kinesiology. 3 Hours.

Provides study of joint movements and muscle action as related to physical activities. Prerequisite: BIOL 115 or 220.

KIN 433. Physiology of Exercise. 3 Hours.

Provides a comprehensive study of the physiological effect of muscular exercise and training upon organs and systems of the body.

KIN 441. Evaluation of Psychomotor Performance. 3 Hours.

Designed to provide the corporate fitness and physical education major with an understanding of contemporary methods used to measure and evaluate psychomotor skills and performance. Emphasis will be placed on learning and practicing techniques necessary for proper evaluation of health and performance related to physical fitness and selected sport skills.

KIN 442. Adapted Physical Education. 2 Hours.

Provides practical methods and teaching applications that can be used in a mainstreamed or adapted group games, dance, and individual and dual sports. Prerequisite: KIN 215.

KIN 494. Special Topics In Physical Ed. 1-8 Hour.

KIN 496. Coaching Activities Practicum. 2 Hours.

Coaching minors work with experienced coaches in the field to gain practical experience in a field setting. All practicum's arranged by the department.

KIN 497. Practicum in Corporate Fitness. 1-18 Hour.

160 to 360 hours of practicum experience at two to four sites in a recreation, wellness, fitness center, clinical, or athletic performance setting. Students must take at least two credits at a time, with 20 hours of clinical experience required per credit. Restricted to junior and senior corporate fitness majors. Prerequisite: KIN 226, KIN 325, and KIN 431 or 433 courses must be completed.