Apr 15, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 

Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNDN, KNPE, LESM)

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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. in physical education K-12 program is designed for students who plan to teach physical education at the elementary, intermediate, or secondary level. Students who receive physical education K-12 licensure may add endorsement(s) to current license. Additional course work is necessary.

The B.S. program in athletic training is designed for students preparing to become athletic trainers (AT). In collaboration with the physician, the AT student provides services consisting of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Athletic trainers work under the direction of physicians as prescribed by state licensure statutes.

The B.S. program in kinesiology is designed for students preparing for professional opportunities in health behavior, sport performance, and cardiac rehabilitation settings. The program provides a rigorous program of study combining classroom, laboratory, field experiences, and a culminating internship 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.

Course information

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

Chad McEvoy, Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, professor, chair
Rodney Caughron, Ph.D., University of Iowa, associate professor
Peter Chomentowski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, assistant professor
Anthony Deldin, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, assistant professor
Todd Gilson, Ph.D., Michigan State University, assistant professor
Ethel Gregory, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, assistant professor
Steven Howell, Ph.D., Purdue University, assistant professor
Jinhong Jung, Ph.D., University of Georgia, associate professor
So-Yeun Kim, Ph.D., Oregon State University, associate professor
F. Jenny Parker, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, associate professor
William A. Pitney, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, professor 
James Ressler, Ph.D., Ohio State University, assistant professor
Amanda Salacinski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; associate professor
Paul Wright, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, associate professor
Lauriece Zittel, Ph.D. Oregon State University, associate professor


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