Kinesiology - Physical Education

Kinesiology studies human anatomy and physiology and the mechanics of body movement both theoretically and in practice through physical activities.

A diverse curriculum includes lower division theory courses designed for those who want:

  • To complete an associate in science degree in kinesiology;
  • A basic instruction program with a wide variety of movement experiences for the development of physical activity skills and with the knowledge necessary for life time wellness;
  • An adapted activities curriculum for students with disabilities; and
  • An intercollegiate athletic program that offers performance-oriented students opportunities for competition.

Kinesiology courses satisfy general education requirements for an associate degree for transfer in kinesiology, an associate in science degree in kinesiology, a coaching and a personal trainer skill award, and lower division transfer. The Honors Program includes one kinesiology course: KIN 171H Health Science - Honors.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Boxley, Jackie FH 205626-857-4155jboxley@citruscollege.edu
Brawner, Mary PE 123626-914-8681mbrawner@citruscollege.edu
Gomez, Steven FH 216626-857-4058sgomez@citruscollege.edu
Hartman, Steve AP 102626-914-8685shartman@citruscollege.edu
Rodriguez, Traci FH 209626-914-8658trodriguez@citruscollege.edu
Shaw, Nickawanna AP 104626-852-6442nshaw@citruscollege.edu
Spalding, Jennifer PE 121626-852-6447jspalding@citruscollege.edu
Swatek, Cheryl FH 212626-852-6464cswatek@citruscollege.edu
Wurst, Clifton FH 214626-914-8845cwurst@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Kinesiology
Dean
Jody Wise
Administrative Secretary
Isabel Bellman
Division Office
PE 112
Division Phone Number
626-914-8650

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Analyze and appropriately adjust the intensity of a workout in accordance with personal target heart rate zone related to ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) guidelines to achieve maximal benefit.
  • Exhibit awareness and identify the dimensions of health and recognize positive characteristics of each dimension in order to live a more healthy lifestyle.
  • Demonstrate competency in physical education fundamental techniques to improve individual sport-specific skills.
  • Synthesize feedback received from game play, instructor feedback and assessment to develop an understanding of current skill level and areas for growth.
  • Determine current level of fitness as measured by one or more of the following tests: resting heart rate, blood pressure, sit and reach flexibility, skin fold measurements, muscular endurance tests, and cardiovascular sub- maximal tests.

Important Information About Kinesiology Course Descriptions

Kinesiology courses are grouped together as course “families.” Students are allowed to take only four courses from each “family.” All grades received, including F, WD, and NC grades count towards the four courses.

The kinesiology course families are listed as follows.

Aquatics (Family 1)
KIN 141Lifeguard Training1
KIN 142Swimming - Beginning1
KIN 143Swimming - Intermediate/Advanced1
Individual Sports (Family 2)
KIN 101Badminton1
KIN 103Golf1
KIN 108Tennis1
Team Sports (Family 3)
KIN 130Basketball1
KIN 133Soccer1
KIN 134Softball1
KIN 135Volleyball1
Aerobic Fitness (Family 4)
KIN 146Water Exercise1
KIN 147Swimming for Cardiovascular Improvement1
KIN 151Body Conditioning1
KIN 153Walking/Jogging1
KIN 159Cardiovascular Training1
Resistance Training (Family 5)
KIN 145Strength Training, Balance and Agility1
KIN 152Weight Training1
Progressive Relaxation (Family 6)
KIN 116Yoga1
KIN 117Yoga II1
Combatives (Family 7)
KIN 104Self-Defense and Personal Safety1

KIN 100
Introduction to Kinesiology
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course introduces the interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. In the course, students will explore an overview of the sub-disciplines of the field and their significance in daily life.

KIN 101
Badminton
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 101

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Development of skills necessary to participate in a game of badminton. Course will improve skills through supervised instruction.

KIN 103
Golf
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 103

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course will offer a non-competitive environment in which the student can develop the basic fundamentals of golf. Instruction will emphasize woods, long and short irons, bunker play, putting, golf terminology, rules and etiquette.

KIN 104
Self-Defense and Personal Safety
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 104

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The theory and techniques of self-defense and personal safety. Content focuses on methods of recognizing and avoiding dangers plus skills and strategies of employing physical defense when necessary.

KIN 108
Tennis
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 108

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Instruction will be concerned with individual growth of fundamentals and techniques of tennis that will allow the student to participate in a lifetime activity.

KIN 116
Yoga
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE E)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 116

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam of if required by English level.

This course focuses on the development of the body/mind through the use of specific Yoga postures, breathing techniques, stretches, mental exercises, and relaxation exercises. The goals are to instruct students to achieve greater concentration, self-discipline, and improved physical/emotional health through instruction and practice of these skills.

KIN 117
Yoga II
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE E)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): KIN 116 or permission of instructor.

Students continue to build upon fundamental skills by applying some of the ancient techniques of yoga to enhance wellness and well-being with greater focus and specificity. Students will progress from basic to more advanced yoga postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation techniques (dhyana) while also gaining greater awareness of ancient systems of the history, language, and practice of Yoga. In this course students explore ancient systems of Yoga practice in light of modern interpretations. The course presents an evolutionary approach to yoga asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing), philosophy, and meditation. The emphasis is on application and theory through practice, discovery, reflection and discussion.

KIN 118
Meditation and Mindfulness
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE E)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Examines the theoretical concepts and practical application strategies in the field of stress management. Physiological and psychological consequences of prolonged stress responses are explored to assist the learner in determining their stress exposure in order to better observe behavioral patterns and clearly apply the various systems of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques that will be explored during the course.

KIN 119
Personal Training
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): KIN 100 or KIN 170 or KIN 171 or KIN 171H or KIN 172 or KIN 173.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course covers theoretical concepts, guidelines, and relevant information necessary to become a certified personal trainer and pass the NCSF-CPT (National Council On Strength and Fitness- Certified Personal Trainer) Exam. The course seeks to educate potential registrants for the NCSF-CPT exam on topics ranging from anatomy and biomechanics through nutrition, exercise prescription, and training. Instruction for a variety of able-bodied populations in order to enter the fitness industry as a competent and qualified personal trainer. Required printed materials for the course are the same as those required to register for the certification exam offered by the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Exam fees and materials may be purchased directly from NCSF.org.

KIN 130
Basketball
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 130

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Techniques in basketball such as ball handling, passing, receiving, screening, cutting, shooting, team play and strategy of the game. Rules are included.

KIN 133
Soccer
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 133

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Course is designed to teach fundamentals of soccer and to develop physical stamina and neuromuscular coordination. Active participation will take place in interclass competition. Improve skills by repetition and supervised instruction.

KIN 134
Softball
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 134

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Instruction in the basic skills and techniques of play in softball. Students will be required to understand the statistical aspect of the game. Course will improve proficiency in skills by repetition and supervised instruction.

KIN 135
Volleyball
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 135

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Instruction will be centered upon improving proficiency on the development of basic volleyball skills with an emphasis on setting, digging, serving, spiking and team strategies. Development of offensive and defensive strategies for doubles, 3 on 3, 4 on 4.

KIN 141
Lifeguard Training
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 141

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: Successful completion of pretest assessment of swimming strokes; ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is designed to develop and perfect the basic swimming strokes needed to successfully execute the various lifesaving skills, as well as improve general skills and proficiency in the water. Upon completion of the course a student who successfully passes written and practical exams will be eligible to be certified for an American Red Cross Lifesaving and the American Red Cross CPR for the professional Rescuer Cards. If a student wishes to receive a certification card they must pay the required Red Cross fee.

KIN 142
Swimming - Beginning
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 142

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course provides basic instruction and practice in the fundamental elements of swimming including beginning diving and water safety instruction. The class is designed to develop proficiency in the basic swim strokes.

KIN 143
Swimming - Intermediate/Advanced
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 143

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: KIN 142.

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skill in competitive swimming strokes. Swimming strokes to be taught are the freestyle, back stroke, breast stroke, and dolphin butterfly. The class will emphasize the development of cardiovascular aerobic conditioning.

KIN 144
Water Safety Instructor
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 144

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: Successful completion of pretest assessment of swimming strokes; ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course provides an opportunity for the student to qualify for the American Red Cross Safety Instructor Certificate. The class is designed to teach the student how to teach swimming on all levels as well as basic and advanced lifesaving. If a student wishes to receive a card they must pay the required Red Cross fee.

KIN 145
Strength Training, Balance and Agility
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 145

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Designed to introduce students to proprioceptive training. Proprioceptive training can improve balance, core strength, quickness, and agility and reduce the risk of injury. This type of training can benefit all movements performed in our daily life, not just those dealing with sports or athletic movements.

KIN 146
Water Exercise
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 146

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Low impact water exercise class provides a better understanding of body movement while in the water. Designed to develop strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and coordination.

KIN 147
Swimming for Cardiovascular Improvement
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 147

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course will emphasize swimming for health and physical fitness. The class is designed to decrease the risk of coronary heart disorders by increasing heart efficiency, vital lung capacity, and the knowledge of each through the use of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning. Participating adults and others seeking a fitness program may expect to improve their overall fitness level through aquatic training.

KIN 148
Adapted Aquatic Exercises
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 148

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Physician's written diagnosis of physical disability and exercise limitations.

Designed for the student with a physical disability who is unable to participate in regular physical education classes. A medical doctor's written prescription of exercise limitations is required.

KIN 150
Adapted Physical Education
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
54 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 150

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Physician's written diagnosis of physical disability and exercise limitations.

Designed for the student with a physical disability who is unable to participate in regular physical education classes. A medical doctor's written prescription of exercise limitations is required.

KIN 151
Body Conditioning
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 151

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course will include general conditioning exercises, aerobic exercises, and exercises to develop flexibility and strength.

KIN 152
Weight Training
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 152

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is designed to develop both the large and small group skeletal muscles through a program of weight lifting, circuit training, power lifting, Olympic lifting, and conditioning.

KIN 153
Walking/Jogging
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 153

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A walking/jogging program that consists of activity alternately at a slow to moderate pace. This program is designed to build cardiorespiratory stamina and endurance, attack excessive weight, relieve pyschological tension, and enhance one's sense of well-being. 18 lecure hours,

KIN 159
Cardiovascular Training
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: PE 159

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course will offer a non-competitive, environment in which the student can develop a total fitness program. This program will promote areas of muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. A philosophy of "Fitness for Life" will be the ultimate objective. Every student will be encouraged to regulate his/her program so that it will be enjoyable on a long term basis.

KIN 167
Women in Sport
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Title IX has afforded women and girls a wealth of opportunities to participate in sport and the broader society. As we move toward gender equity in sport, research has shown that these increased opportunities have had a tremendous impact on the mental, physical, social, and moral development of young girls. This course will analyze the relationship between gender and sport from multiple perspectives in addition to investigating the economic, cultural, political, social, and educational influences on women in sport and the impact that women have as active participants within a predominantly male sphere.

KIN 168
Introduction to Public Health
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This is a paced course that provides an introduction to the infrastructure of public health; the analytical tools employed by public health practitioners; health promotion/disease prevention; quality assessment in public health; and legal and ethical concerns.

KIN 169
Introduction to Coaching
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 169

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is to study the different aspects of coaching including philosphies and techniques. It will provide the student with a basic understanding of coaching on all levels. The topics included will be recruiting, tryouts, pre and post season development, conditioning, weight training, practice organization, game strategies, motivation techniques, legal aspects, public relations, media, fundraising and ethics.

KIN 170
Fitness for Life
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 170

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course explains the mechanics of a proper exercise and diet program through lecture and exercise activities. Various forms of exercise will be presented for trial by each student to develop a personal fitness prescription.

KIN 171
Health Science
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: KIN 171H, PE 171, PE 171H

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is designed to explore the major areas of health that will have an effect on the well-being of the individual now and in the future.

KIN 171H
Health Science - Honors
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: KIN 171, PE 171, PE 171H

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Student must be eligible for the Citrus College Honors Program or obtain a recommendation from an Honors instructor.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is designed to explore the major areas of health that will have an effect on the well-being of the individual now and in the future. Students are expected to work and participate at an honors level which includes strong critical thinking skills, thorough analysis of readings, presentation, and leadership skills demonstrated through class participation/presentation during the investigation of health/fitness topics.

KIN 172
Introduction to Physical Education
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 172

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course explores the history and principles of physical education, exercise science, and sport. The objectives are to define and investigate the importance of physical education with a view toward developing a basic philosophy and background for professional education.

KIN 173
Nutrition for Fitness
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 173

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is designed to provide knowledge about the basic principles of nutrition and to study the role nutrition plays in health promotion.

KIN 174
Introduction to Team Sports
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 174

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course of study to give the student entering the field of physical education a survey and basic analysis of the team sports: flag football, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, water polo and team handball.

KIN 175
Introduction to Individual and Dual Sports
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 175

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course of study to give the student entering the field of physical education a survey and basic analysis of individual sports: badminton, bowling, golf, tennis, track and field, disc golf, and weightlifting.

KIN 176
Elementary School Physical Education
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 176

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An introductory course that will aquaint students with physical education programs for grades K-6. The course will include observation and visitation with elementary age students. The course will include methods, skills, and activities used in teaching elementary physical education. The class is recommended for elementary education and physical education majors.

KIN 177
First-Aid Responding To Emergencies
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 177

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Complies with requirements as set forth by the American National Red Cross for first aid responding to emergencies. Students have the option to receive certification cards in Adult CPR/AED, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid. There is a lab fee to receive the certification that will be collected in class.

KIN 182
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 182

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is an overview of sports medicine, intended for those students in the fields of physical education, coaching and athletic training. This course covers the basics of exercise physiology, biomechanics, human motor learning, sports injuries and other special topics in sports medicine. Material fee.

KIN 185
Softball Theory
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 185

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course prepares the student to administer a softball program. It will include practice organization, administration, and live game strategy.

KIN 186
Baseball Theory
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 186

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course prepares the student to administer a baseball program. It will include teaching methods, practice organization, administration, scouting and live game strategy.

KIN 188
Basketball Theory
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 188

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Development of game techniques and strategy used in intercollegiate basketball. The course will also include teaching methods, practice organization, scouting and administration.

KIN 192
Aquatic Theory and Techniques
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: PE 192

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Content focues on the biomechanical and technical analysis of intercollegiate water polo, swimming and diving.