2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]
Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNDN, KNPE, LESM)
Admission to the B.S. in athletic training is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in this catalog.
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers a B.S. in kinesiology and a B.S.Ed. in physical education. The department also offers minors in dance education, kinesiology and physical education (with an interdisciplinary option), and coaching. In addition, the department offers selected courses developed to meet the needs of the university community.
The B.S.Ed. program in physical education is designed for students who plan to teach physical education at the elementary, intermediate, or secondary level. The K-12 certification program meets requirements for teaching physical education at all levels. The 6-12 certification program meets requirements for secondary certification. Those who receive certification may also teach in a second field upon successful completion of necessary course work. Students are encouraged to seek middle grades endorsement; additional course work is necessary.
The B.S. program in kinesiology is designed for students preparing for professional opportunities in athletic training (Emphasis 1) or exercise science (Emphasis 2). The limited admission athletic training emphasis is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and combines course work with laboratory skills and structured clinical experiences. The exercise science emphasis provides a rigorous program of study combining classroom, laboratory, and field experiences that prepare students to become professionals in the health and fitness industry.
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education recommends high school preparation in biology, geometry, chemistry, and physics for students who plan to major or minor in any area of physical education. Such students should seek early academic advisement through the office of the coordinator of advisement.
All instructors will take roll during the first week of classes. A properly registered student has the legal right to a “seat” for a reasonable length of time, defined by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education as the first class meeting after the university add/drop date. Instructors reserve the right to drop administratively any student who has not attended class during this time period.
With the exception of KNPE 100 and KNPE 111, all 100-level KNPE and KNDN courses may be repeated for credit one time only.
Courses marked with the symbol # involve risk or safety factors. The department reserves the right to deny admission to or continuation of enrollment in these courses to any student who is deemed a risk factor to others or to himself or herself.
Kinesiology and Physical Education Faculty
Paul Carpenter, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, professor, chair
Rodney Caughron, Ph.D., University of Iowa, associate professor
Constance Fox, Ed.D., University of Georgia, associate professor
Clersida Garcia, Ph.D., Michigan State University, associate professor
Luis E. Garcia, Ph.D., Michigan State University, associate professor
Todd Gilson, Ph.D., Michigan State University, assistant professor
Ethel Gregory, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, assistant professor
Danielle M. Jay, Ph.D., Texas Women’s University, professor
Jinhong Jung, Ph.D., University of Georgia, assistant professor
So-Yeun Kim., Ph.D., Oregon State University, assistant professor
Marilyn A. Looney, P.E.D., Indiana University, professor
Pamela Macfarlane, Ph.D., University of Iowa, professor
F. Jenny Parker, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, associate professor
William A. Pitney, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
James Ressler, Ph.D., Ohio State University, assistant professor
Amanda Salacinski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; assistant professor
Gretchen Schlabach, Ph.D., University of Maryland, professor
Matthew A. Stults-Kolehmainen, Ph.D., University of Texas, assistant professor
Yoshiaki Takei, Ph.D., University of Southern California, professor
Paul Wright, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, associate professor
Lauriece Zittel, Ph.D. Oregon State University, associate professor