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Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology develops skilled Christian leaders in allied health, athletic training, exercise science, physical education, and sport management, with a value system based on spiritual concepts. It also inspires and equips students to lead healthy, active lifestyles through a required self-managed wellness program promoting personal fitness.

The Department offers majors in Allied Health, Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Physical Education, and Sport Management.  Minors include Coaching and Personal Training. 

Allied Health

The Allied Health program offers a major in three tracks of study: Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Pre-Physical Therapy.

The Allied Health major is a comprehensive major that prepares graduates for entry into a doctoral level field in physical therapy, or a masters of science in occupational therapy or athletic training. This major is taught by professionally licensed faculty in these fields. The courses offer much more than just meet the pre-requisite requirements for these graduate programs but provide a curriculum specific to these professions. Students will experience hands-on learning while diagnosing orthopedic pathologies, use state of the art eqiupment to understand cardiovascular and physiological principles, and dissect a human cadaver to explore the neuroanatomy and its circuitry. A Physical Science minor is included in the PT track, and the Biopsycology or Disabilities can be included in the OT and AT tracks of this major.

Allied Health Program Learning Outcomes. 

Graduates of the Allied Health program will:

  1. Demonstrate effective writing skills. Communicated clearly and effectively to diverse populations. Use information technology to facilitate communication. Quantitatively analyze data. 
  2. Critique professional literature related to the field of allied health.
  3. Identify critical elements of the bones and muscles involved in human movement and combine the concepts related to anatomy and physiology with biomechanics. 
  4. Complete certificate or degree as applicable to the career objective.
  5. Conduct research; demonstrate effective statistical knowledge and skills related to allied health. 

CORE COURSES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ALLIED HEALTH STUDIES

Course Number

Course TitleCreditsCreditsCredits

 

 

Pre-AT

Pre-OT

Pre-PT

ATEP 333 Therapeutic Modalities & Lab 0 3 3
BIOL 123 Nutrition 3 3
BIOL 200 General Biology & Lab 4 4 4
BIOL 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab 4 4
BIOL 212 Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab 4 4
BIOL 221 Human Structure & Function 3 3 3
BIOL 334 Medical Terminology 2 2
BIOL 360 Pathophysiology & Lab 3 3
BIOL 376 Basic Neuroscience for Allied Health 3 3 3
CHEM 110 Introduction to Chemistry 0 4 0
CHEM 111 Chemistry I & Lab 5 0
CHEM 112 Chemistry II & Lab 0 0
EXER 210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3 3
EXER 345 Research Methods 3 3 3
EXER 366 Theory & Methodology of Training 3 3 3
EXER 386 Orthopedic Pathology 3 3 3
EXER 422 Physiology of Exercise & Lab 4 4
EXER 441 Kinesiology 3 3 3
EXER 450 Biomechanics 3 3
EXER 476 Cardiovascular Functions 3 3
EXER 496 Professional Seminar 2 1
MATH 129 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 3 3
PHYS 211 Physics I & Lab 5 5
PHYS 212 Physics II & Lab 0 0
PSYC 237 Lifespan and Development 3 3 3
PSYC 338 Mental Health 3 3 0
PSYC 351 Physiology of Psychology 3 3 0
PSYC 371 Abnormal Psychology 3 3 0
Elective   3 2 6

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science major prepares graduates for employment as an exercise specialist in community, corporate, university or clinical settings.  This program is remarkably different from other programs in that it includes theory, extensive hands-on training, and practical components in a range of health, fitness, and club settings.  Students are prepared for successful completion of the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam. This major includes a Coaching minor of 19 credits, including BIOL 123, PHED 222, 226, 327, 328, 310 and 410.

The Personal Training minor serves students who wish to become personal trainers or group fitness instructors. The goal is the preparation of qualified professionals for the challenges of today's growing fitness market. The Personal Training minor consists of 23 credits, including BIOL 123, 221, EXER 366, 376, 396, 400, PHED 226, and SMGT 200.

CORE COURSES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE STUDIES

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BIOL 101 General Biology & Lab 4
BIOL 123 Nutrition 3
BIOL 221 Human Structure & Function 3
EXER 210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3
EXER 345 Research Methods 3
EXER 356 Nutritional Supplements and Ergogenic Aids 3
EXER 366 Theory & Methodology of Training 3
EXER 376 Advanced Concepts in Personal Training 3
EXER 396 Personal Training Practicum 6
EXER 400 Exercise Assessment & Prescription 3
EXER 422 Physiology of Exercise & Lab 4
EXER 441 Kinesiology 3
EXER 476 Cardiovascular Functions 3
EXER 496 Professional Seminar 1
PHED 112 Lifetime Fitness & Dance 3
PHED 222 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injury 3
PHED 226 Techniques of Teaching Fitness and Wt. Training 3
PHED 310 Coaching Theory I 3
PHED 327 Psychology of Sport 2
PHED 328 Sociology of Sport 2
PHED 410 Coaching Theory II 3
PSYC 237 Lifespan & Development 3
SMGT 124 Intro to Sport Management 3
SMGT 200 Marketing for Sport 3
SMGT 222 Sport Facility & Event Management 3
SMGT 324 Organization & Administration of Sport 3

Physical Education

The Physical Education program enables students to develop the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be effective professionals in teaching and related fields. This major certifies a student to teach in grades K-12.  Extensive school-based field work experiences are integrated into the curriculum. 

Evangel University's degree in Physical Education prepares graduates for certification within the State of Missouri. Requirements may differ from state to state. Consult professional requirements within a state of planned practice.

CORE COURSES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDIES

Course NumberCourse Title  Credits
BIOL 123 Nutrition 3
BIOL 221    Human Structure & Function 3
EDUC 360 Perceptual Motor Development 3
EXER 345 Research Methods 3
EXER 422    Physiology of Exercise & Lab 4
EXER 441 Kinesiology 3
HLTH 221 First Aid and CPR 3
PHED 112 Lifetime Fitness & Dance 3
PHED 134 Principles of Physical Education 3
PHED 222 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injury 3
PHED 226 Techniques of Teaching Fitness & Weight Training   3
PHED 327 Psychology of Sport and Physical Education 2
PHED 328 Sociology of Sport and Physical Education 2
PHED 336 Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 3
PHED 339 Techniques of Team Activities 3
PHED 341 Evaluation of Physical Education 3
PHED 346 Fundamentals of Rhythmic Movement 3
PHED 456 Adapted Physical Education 3
PHED 496 Professional Seminar 1

Teacher Education Program

A GPA of 2.7 is required for admission to student teaching. The Professional Education requirements consists of a minimum of 40 credits. 

Professional Education Requirements
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
EDUC 220 Level I Field Experience 1
EDUC 225 Intro to Curriculum & Instruction Planning 3
EDUC 228 Instructional Strategies & Tech. in Content Area Specialty 3
EDUC 271 Education of Exceptional Child & Eng. Language Learner 3
EDUC 352 Content Area Literacy 3
EDUC 397 Level II Field Experience 1
EDUC 421 Effective Engagement of the Learner 3
EDUC 427 Seminar in Student Teaching 2
EDUC 434 Assessment & Data Based Decision Making 3
EDUC 437 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 497 Level III Field Experience 1
PSYC 233 Child & Adolescent Psych or 3
PSYC 237 Lifespan Human Growth and Development  3

Coaching Minor

The purpose of the Coaching program is to train up coaches who are willing and able to educate students on good nutritional and physical behaviors, creating physically active, healthy young people. Its goal is also to create coaches who understand the broad scope of the impact of athletics and who are committed to creating quality experiences, influenced by God’s will and their desire to serve others.

The Coaching minor consists of a minimum of 19 credit hours.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BIOL 123 Nutrition 3
PHED 222 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injury 3
PHED 226 Techniques of Teaching Fitness & Wt. Training                  3
PHED 327 Psychology of Sport 2
PHED 328 Sociology of Sport & Physical Education 2
PHED 310 Coaching Theory I 3
PHED 410 Coaching Theory II 3

Sport Management

The Sport Management program prepares those interested in the business and operations of sports programs to administrate activities for both organizations and patrons. Students who imagine a career spent in professional or collegiate sports on the business side should consider this program. A Sport Management degree can provide the reality of working in sports, along with the flexibility of a balanced education based on business as it applies to athletics.

The Sport Management major consists of a minimum of 53 credits. 

CORE COURSES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SPORT MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Course Number Course TitleCredits
COEM 175 Introduction to Electronic Media 2
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing Design 3
EXER 210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3
EXER 345 Research Methods 3
PHED 328 Sociology of Sport 2
SMGT 124 Introduction to Sport Management 3
SMGT 200 Sport Marketing 3
SMGT 222 Sport Facility Management 3
SMGT 301 Sport Practicum 1
SMGT 302 Sport Practicum 1
SMGT 303 Sport Practicum 1
SMGT 315 Sport Event Management 3
SMGT 324 Organization & Administration of Sport 3
SMGT 422 Risk Management in Sport 3
SMGT 496 Kinesiology Capstone 1
SMGT 497 Sport Internship 6

Select 6 credits from the following Management courses:

MGMT 235         Organizational Design & Management          3     
MGMT 341 Operations Management     3
MGMT 349 Human Behavior in Organizations 3

Select 6 credits from the following Marketing courses:

 

MRKT 342        Sales Management                          3    
MRKT 239    Principles of Marketing       3
MRKT 332 Consumer Behavior                  3
MRKT 389     Digital Marketing 3

Exercise Science Courses (EXER)

210. APPLIED STATS AND RESEARCH METHODS IN EXERCISE AND SPORT (3)

The mathematical basis for statistics, including descriptive measures, probability, and hypothesis testing. Some applications in exercise and sport science include tests, ANOVA, correlation and regression using statistics software to create data sets, run analyses, and produce proper output. Major topics include experimental and non-experimental research design, sampling, hypothesis formulation and testing, power calculation, t-tests, ANOVA correlation, simple and multiple regression, and chi square within the context of planning, conducting, writing, and reporting of research in the field of Exercise Science. Exercise Science majors only.

345. RESEARCH METHODS (3)

This class will allow students to critically analyze peer reviewed research literature, and learn different research techniques and models that could be implemented during their own research projects. The objective of this course is to give EJ students the necessary skills to intelligently extrapolate information from research as it should be applied in a clinical setting. This class will address the course objectives as described in the competences and standards put forth by the Board of Certification(BOC)and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

356. NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AND ERGOGENIC AIDS (3)

This course will examine the biochemistry of humans in relation to nutrition and exercise. It emphasizes the basic elements of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, the role of nutrition in providing energy, building/repairing tissues and regulating metabolic processes during sports and the degree to which nutrition may enhance fitness. Emphasis is also placed on the clarification of the most prevalent ergogenic aids (based on reputable research) and how they are thought to increase anaerobic and aerobic power (fitness) and athletic performance.

366. THE THEORY AND METHODOLOGY OF RESISTANCE TRAINING (3)

A structured system of training can be established that incorporates training activities that target specific physiological, psychological and performance characteristics of individual sports and athletes.

376. ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF PERSONAL TRAINING (3)

Prepares and qualifies students to work as personal trainers. Bridges the gap between exercise science related course work and the practical application skills of personal training. Prerequisite: PHED 226.

386. ORTHOPEDIC PATHOLOGY (3)

This course is a comprehensive, practical guide to diagnosing and understanding treatments for common musculoskeletal disorders seen in Allied Health rehabilitation. The course also covers soft-tissue pathology and discusses meniscal injuries, ligaments, and tendons.

388. ORTHOPEDIC PATHOLOGY II (3)

This course will continue to give students skills in evaluating orthopedic injuries. This will include identifying common injury, illness and diseases that will include, but not be limited to posture and gait.

396. PERSONAL TRAINING PRACTICUM (6)

Field experience for student trainers to work with clients of various ages, fitness levels, experiences, and goals. Activities include conducting fitness assessments, prescribing appropriate physical exercises, and safely instructing clients in the step-by-step procedures of executing strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility exercises. Prerequisite: EXER 376

400. EXERCISE ASSESSMENT AND PRESCRIPTION (3)

Application of exercise physiological concepts to exercise prescription and programming including analysis of techniques used for health appraisal, risk stratification and fitness assessment, and evaluation of strategies used to promote physical activity.

422. ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (4)

Detailed understanding of the physiological process that regulate human exercise tolerance. Topics include: bioenergetics, energy expenditure, functions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems, muscle, renal function, training, environmental influences, ergogenic aids, nutrition, and weight control. Prerequisite: BIOL 221.

422. PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE LAB (0)

Theories and loboratory techniques for assessing human physiological responses to exercise and training.

441. KINESIOLOGY (3)

The mechanical aspects of human motion and the structure and function of these motions in physically active individuals with or without pathological involvement. Prerequisite: BIOL 221.

448. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PERSONAL TRAINING (3)

Provides students an opportunity to pursue certification and specialization credentials in the field of personal training and preventive medicine.

450. BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT (3)

Applies fundamental biomechanical principles to the human musculoskeletal system. Topics include musculoskeletal mechanics, tissue biomechanics, and quantitative analysis of human movement. Prerequisite: BIOL 221.

476. CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTIONS (3)

The course provides students with the basic concepts of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs and the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement and assess progress of rehabilitation programs to return individuals to a healthy state, full functional fitness or athletic performance. Prerequisites: BIOL 211, EXER 422

496. PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EXERCISE SCIENCE (1)

Integration of concepts in core courses from each major within the Kinesiology Department; provision of a forum for sharing experiences obtained in the practicum and field experience; preparation for certifications and capstone presentation to further student's career advancement.

Health Courses

221. FIRST AID AND CPR (3)

Study of the immediate care of injuries and their prevention and of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for breathing and circulation emergencies. Red Cross First Aid and CPR certificates may be earned. Open to all students. Special fee.

Physical Education Courses (PHED)

100. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR (1)

This introductory course helps new Evangel students acclimatize themselves to the University. As such, it serves as an intellectual and practical orientation to the challenges and opportunities of University life and learning. Students are introduced to Evangelís Christ-centered, integrational, exploratory, and global ethos. They learn to use and participate in campus-wide and department-specific offerings. They build relationships within departmental contexts as well as across campus. They are encouraged to understand that they are being prepared not only for a career but for life.

134. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

Brief history and philosophy of physical education, aims, objectives, and relationship to the total school and community.

222. CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURY (3)

A course designed to provide entry level knowledge in the field of sport related injuries. This course includes units dealing with the history of athletic training, basic anatomy of common injuries, and preventative measures to reduce the incidences of injuries and a knowledge of basic treatment procedures to be used after injuries occur. Legal and ethical issues will also be discussed. Prerequisite: BIOL 221.

226. TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING FITNESS AND WEIGHT TRAINING (3)

Basic principles of fitness and weight training and their application to the classroom and conditioning programs.

299. DIRECTED RESEARCH OR PROJECTS (1)

Offered on demand.

310. THEORY OF COACHING I (3)

This course is designed to provide the principles and rules for a select number of major sports and recreational pursuits at all levels of competitive play.

327. PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (2)

The psychological basis for play and coaching, including motivations and behavioral patterns of athletes and spectators.

328. SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (2)

The role of sport and physical education in society, including the influence of sport as a social system and the influence of other social systems on sport.

336. METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

Materials and methods used in planning and teaching secondary physical education. Should be taken prior to EDUC 497.

338. TECHNIQUES OF INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES (3)

The skills, techniques, and teaching progression of the individual and dual sports most often included in the physical education program and used as lifetime recreational activities. Should be taken prior to EDUC 497.

339. TECHNIQUES OF TEAM ACTIVITIES (3)

Skills, techniques, and teaching progression of the team sports and activities most often included in upper elementary, middle school, and lower secondary school physical education programs. Should be taken prior to EDUC 497.

341. EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

Basic statistics, measurement, and evaluation procedures and pertinent tests for each facet of physical education, including the effective use of computers. Prerequisite: MATH 124.

346. FUNDAMENTALS OF RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT (3)

Develops an understanding and gain an appreciation for the importance of movement and dance activities within the overall physical education curriculum and prepares future physical education teachers to effectively plan and teach these activities.

348. METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

Organization and administration of physical education in the elementary schools, emphasizing the needs, characteristics, types of activities, and teaching methods specifically for the elementary age level.

410. THEORY OF COACHING II (3)

Comprehensive introduction to the art and science of coaching. This course introduces a positive coaching philosophy, the principles of coaching as digested from the fields of sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sport physiology, sport medicine, and sport management.

456. ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

The organization and administration of individual physical education programs for special-needs students. Modification of methods and evaluation for the student with specific disabilities and the culturally disadvantaged student.

290/490. READINGS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1-3)

Directed readings in physical education with discussion and written reports. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair and supervising professor.

292/492. READINGS IN HEALTH (1-3)

Directed readings in health with discussion and written reports. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair and supervising professor.

293/493. SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3)

Elective work in a special field of physical education or health interest. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair and supervising professor.

294-494. TRAVEL (1-3)

Offered on demand.

496. PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1)

Integration of concepts in core courses from each major within the Kinesiology Department; provision of a forum for sharing experiences obtained in the practicum and field experience; preparation for certifications and capstone presentation to further student's career advancement.

498. PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP (1-3)

Offered on demand.

499. DIRECTED RESEARCH OR PROJECTS (1-3)

Directed Research provides opportunities for students to become familiar with and participate in ongoing research projects under the direction of a faculty member. Students will also engage in mentoring and tutoring underclassmen.

Sport Management Courses (SMGT)

124. INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT (3)

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the sport, fitness, and leisure industries. The content areas include Professional, Olympic, and intercollegiate, as well as the exercise/fitness promotion business sector.

200. MARKETING FOR RECREATION AND SPORT (3)

This course focuses on marketing principles in a sport-related setting. Specifically, the course will address content areas such as corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, broadcast agreements, promotional events, and direct marketing in the sport entertainment, sport participation, and sporting goods sectors of the industry.

222. SPORT FACILITY MANAGEMENT (3)

Facility management, such as mission development, funding and budget, site selection/planning/design, mathematical calculations, scheduling principles, procedures, and thought processes involved in the organizing and conducting of sport tournament and events. Prerequisite: SMGT 124.

300. SPORT PRACTICUM (3)

A unique and valuable asset of the Sport Management program is the practicum requirement. Students are encouraged to find an off-campus practicum but on-campus opportunities will be considered. These practicum experiences are excellent beginnings to establish a networked community, often leading to continued employment or direct work experience to advance to new positions. Prerequisite: SMGT 124.

301. SPORT PRACTICUM (1)

A unique and valuable asset of the Sport Management program is the practicum requirement. Students are encouraged to find an off-campus practicum but on-campus opportunities will be considered. These practicum experiences are excellent beginnings to establish a networked community, often leading to continued employment or direct work experience to advance to new positions. Prerequisite: SMGT 124.

302. SPORT PRACTICUM (1)

A unique and valuable asset of the Sport Management program is the practicum requirement. Students are encouraged to find an off-campus practicum but on-campus opportunities will be considered. These practicum experiences are excellent beginnings to establish a networked community, often leading to continued employment or direct work experience to advance to new positions. Prerequisite: SMGT 124.

303. SPORT PRACTICUM (1)

A unique and valuable asset of the Sport Management program is the practicum requirement. Students are encouraged to find an off-campus practicum but on-campus opportunities will be considered. These practicum experiences are excellent beginnings to establish a networked community, often leading to continued employment or direct work experience to advance to new positions. Prerequisite: SMGT 124.

315. SPORT EVENT MANAGEMENT (3)

This course provides the student with necessary foundations of event management, including conceptualization, staffing, budgeting, financing, promoting, securing, and managing. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the competencies necessary for managing and operating sports events through theory and application. Prerequisite: SMGT 222.

324. ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF RECREATION & SPORT (3)

This course is an in-depth analysis of the relationship of sport and management. The study of sport includes sporting goods manufacturers, fitness centers, recreation departments, broadcasting, Little League teams, and high school, NCAA, and professional leagues. The student of management follows the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Prerequisite: SMGT 315.

422. RISK MANAGEMENT IN SPORT (3)

This course is an in-depth look at risk management and related legal issues affecting sport management. Prerequisite: SMGT 124 and 324.

496. PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (1)

This course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate a broad mastery of learning across the sport management curriculum for a promise of initial employability and further career advancement.

497. SPORT INTERNSHIP (6)

Culminating course for students in sport management. Students spend the equivalent of full-time employment in an appropriate agency for a total of at least 400 hours. Prerequisites: SMGT 300, 90 hours of accumulated course credit, SMGT 315, SMGT 422, and Advisor's Consent.