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Course Descriptions

Below is a sampling of the courses available for the Online M.S. in Kinesiology program, with the number of associated credit hours beside the course name.

Course Listing

Please note: Course availability and descriptions are subject to change. Refer to the CSU Bakersfield Course Catalog for the most up-to-date information.

Foundation Courses

KINE 6010 Research Methods in Kinesiology (3)

This course provides the student with knowledge about the design and analysis of research methodology employed when studying areas within Kinesiology. The theory, design, applications, and analytic strategies used for various types of research are presented in a sequential format. Goals of the course include 1) gaining the ability to critically evaluate research in the different areas of Kinesiology, 2) achieving competence in research methodology, and 3) understanding the conceptual application of analytic techniques to data.  Prerequisite:  Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.


KINE 6020 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)

This course provides an in-depth study of physiological principles to exercise circumstances; includes critical analysis of the effect of exercise on human physiologic function with in-depth examination of current literature. Prerequisite:  Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.


KINE 6030 Advanced Movement Science (3)

This course involves the application of mechanical principles, quantitative analysis of human movement, and advanced study of biomechanical instrumentation systems. Critical analysis of current research in the field of biomechanics is also emphasized. Prerequisite:  Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.


KINE 6040 Advanced Behavior Change (3)

This course will provide students with information and skills necessary to understand biological, psychological, behavioral, and social influences of physical activity behavior. Students will examine, and critique behavior change theories. This course highlights practical tools and intervention techniques designed to promote behavior change and maintenance of physical activity and exercise behavior. Prerequisite:  Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.


KINE 6050 Advanced Program Design in Kinesiology (3)

This course provides a study of the aerobics concept of conditioning, with special emphasis upon the cardiorespiratory system and the relationship between lifestyle and the risk factors of heart disease. Students learn to write exercise prescriptions maintaining health and fitness for various populations (normal, young, rehabilitation, geriatric, etc.). Prerequisite:  Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.


KINE 6060 Evidence-Based Practice in Kinesiology (3)

This course will ensure that students are capable of lifelong learning. Necessary knowledge and skills in reading and critically appraising research evidence related to kinesiology will be taught, practiced, and demonstrated. Original research and reviews will be used as guides. Students will demonstrate ability to apply evidence-based practice by creating an evidence-based intervention plan designed to solve a problem of professional interest.  Prerequisite:  Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.

 

Clinical Practicum or Research (3 units – choose one course)

KINE 6170 Kinesiology Practicum/Field Experience (3)

Supervised intern experience within a university program, agency, business, or industry for the purpose of acquiring additional knowledge and skills desirable for professional development in the kinesiology field.  Prerequisites: Approved petition for advancement to candidacy and instructor approval for placement. Can be taken concurrently with KINE 6800.


KINE 6180 Kinesiology Research (3)

Independent research where student formulates a problem and research design in consultation with the faculty, conducts the investigation, compiles and analyzes the data, and presents the findings in written and oral form.   Prerequisites: Approved petition for advancement to candidacy. Can be taken concurrently with KINE 6810.

 

Current Topics in Kinesiology (6 units) 

(Topics will be selected with consideration for student career goals and interests)

KINE 6700 Special Topics (3)

Special topics course in contemporary issues and issues of current interest not covered in regular courses.  May be repeated for up to 6 units toward degree. When offered, prerequisites and course requirements will be announced with each course. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.

 

Capstone Option (3 units – choose one option)

KINE 6800 Culminating Experience (3)

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply kinesiology concepts and planning competencies to a project within a university, community, regional, or national setting.   Students research and refine a problem proposed or approved by the organization; develop an explicit working agreement governing the scope and deliverables of the project; collect data and/or conduct analyses relevant to the project; and prepare a final report or manuscript in written and oral form. Prerequisites: Approved petition for advancement to candidacy. Can be taken concurrently with 6170.


KINE 6810 Thesis (3)

Original laboratory or community-based investigation of a research problem. Prerequisites: Approved petition for advancement to candidacy. Can be taken concurrently with KINE 6180.


KINE 7000 Continuous Enrollment (0)

Graduate students who have completed the majority of their coursework but have not completed their culminating experience or thesis may enroll in this 0-unit course for the purpose of maintaining continuous enrollment.  Prerequisite: approval of the Program Coordinator.

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