Kinesiology Courses

Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education courses are designed for students with a temporary or permanent verifiable disability. The courses can be repeated and are free.

PE 1.25 – Adapted Aquatic Exercise

Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This adapted physical education course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This class provides instruction in dynamic water exercises with a focus on the development of cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility and balance. Individualized swimming programs and water safety are included. Pass/No Pass Option

NC.APE 1.30 – Adapted FItness

0 units

This adapted fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on overall cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility training. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NC.APE 1.31 – Adapted Aerobic Exercise

0 units

This adapted fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. The course provides an opportunity for students to increase their overall cardiovascular endurance. Individualized programs address the limitations of the student’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong cardiovascular endurance.

NC.APE 1.32 – Adapted Core Stretching

0 units

This adapted flexibility course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This course includes instruction in a variety of stretching exercises to enable a student to attain optimal range of motion. Guided gentle muscle stretching and core stabilizing exercises with an emphasis on proper body alignment, breathing techniques, and relaxation are addressed to encourage independence and develop lifelong fitness skills.

NC.APE 1.33 – Adapted Aquatics

0 units

This adapted non-credit physical education course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This class provides instruction in dynamic water exercises with a focus on the development of cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Individualized swimming programs and water safety are included. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NC.APE 1.34 – Adapted Weight Training

0 units

This non-credit adapted weight training course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on basic weight training and strength development principles. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NC.APE 1.35 – Adapted Functional Fitness

0 units

This non-credit adapted functional fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on the development of core strength, flexibility, and balance. Information is given regarding alternative equipment used for functional training. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

NC.APE 1.36 – Adapted Water Movement

0 units

This non-credit adapted water movement course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This course focuses on the effects of water resistance and buoyancy on movement patterns in water. Individualized swimming programs and water safety are included. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

Aquatic Sports

KIN 2.02 – Lifeguard Training

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: Intermediate swimming proficiency is recommended.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to save patrons in and around aquatic facilities and in general emergency situations. Successful completion qualifies one for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Title 22 First Aid, and CPR/PRO/AED certifications. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 2.04 – Swimming – Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain elementary swimming skills and knowledge in order to remain safe while in and around the water. Freestyle and side breathing are emphasized for beginning level swimmers. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 2.05 – Swimming – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to increase the watermanship of the individual by adding to the skills learned in Beginning Swimming. This course provides students the opportunity for additional freestyle stroke work. Techniques for backstroke and breaststroke are introduced. An emphasis is placed on improving stamina and coordination. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 2.06 – Swimming – Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain swimming skills for butterfly and continue to develop the stroke techniques introduced in the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of swimming speed, endurance, and strength. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 2.07 – Master's Swimming

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to participate in a workout structured for competitive swimmers with emphasis on improving individual-stroke mechanics and mental preparation for competition. Pass/No Pass Option

Dance

KIN 3.01 – Ballet – Beginning Level 1

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course is an introduction to the discipline, aesthetics, traditions, and historical background of classical ballet at a beginning level. Previous ballet experience is not required at this level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.02 – Ballet – Beginning Level 2

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to introduce the student to traditions of classical ballet. This is the second course in the beginning level ballet sequence. An emphasis is placed on exploring historical court dance forms of the Renaissance through the contemporary era. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.04 – Ballet – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 3.02

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a study of the discipline, aesthetic, traditions and historical background of classical ballet at the intermediate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.05 – Ballet – Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced level skills in the discipline of ballet. This course focuses on perfecting technique and developing advanced level performance skills. Topics include grand adage combinations, and petite allegro and grand allegro combinations.Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.08 – The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to introduce the student to the movements of Flamenco Dance, its music, and its origins. This course covers flamenco dance of Spanish and its theatrical dance forms. The course also covers flamenco’s folkloric influences which include the dance cultures of the East Indians, the Moors, and the Andalusians. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.09 – The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to explore intermediate flamenco dance techniques. The course also explores the intersection of flamenco dance with poetry,music, and guitar. Previous flamenco dance experience is recommended. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.11 – Jazz Dance Beginning Level 1

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course is designed to introduce the student to the medium of jazz dance through exposure to jazz dance history, technique, style, improvisations, and composition. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.13 – Jazz Dance Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This advanced level course is designed to further increase the student’s skill and understanding in the varied theories, styles and techniques of the jazz idiom. Styles include increased vocabulary level skills in lyrical and contemporary Jazz such as multiple turns, variety of leaps, coordinated isolations, and longer more intricate and involved combinations which challenge the advanced dancer. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.14 – Jazz Dance – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to increase skill and knowledge in the various theories, styles, and techniques of the jazz idiom. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.16 – Modern Dance – Beginning Level 2

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This is a course for students who want an introduction to modern dance. It provides the knowledge and practice necessary for gaining personal skills and experience in technique commensurate with the achievement level of students at the introductory level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.16A – Modern Dance – Beginning Level 1

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This is a course for students who want an introduction to modern dance. It provides the knowledge and practice necessary for gaining personal skills and experience in technique commensurate with the achievement level of students at the introductory level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.17 – Modern Dance – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain modern dance skills and techniques at the intermediate level, focusing on force, space, and rhythm. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.18 – Dance Workshop

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work intensively on their technique and performance skills in a specific dance area.

KIN 3.19 – Modern Dance Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course for advanced level modern dance students is designed to further increase the student’s skill in modern dance technique. This course provides students the opportunity to gain increased insight into modern dance and further develop the body as an instrument for communication and includes movement phrases with complex arabesque, jumps and sissone. Advanced level skills includes split leaps, turns, leaps into rolls that travel, axial movements, falls and recoveries into jumps and turns and inversions. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.20 – Ballroom and Latin Dance Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course focuses on beginning Ballroom and Latin dance techniques and performance. Beginning level steps and performance techniques from Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Paso Doble, Night Club 2-Step, and current popular dances are covered. Individuals are encouraged to attend. A partner is not required. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.22 – Ballroom and Latin Dance – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course focuses on intermediate Ballroom and Latin dance techniques and performance. Emphasis is placed on styling and musical interpretation as a part of the intermediate level content. Intermediate level steps and performance techniques from the Tango, Waltz, Quick Step, International Rumba, Paso Doble, Chacha, Samba, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Night Club 2- Step, and West Coast Swing are covered. Pass/No Pass Option

PE 3.23 – Tap Dance – Beginning 1

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to teach beginning tap dance skills as well as tap dance technique, style, structure, improvisation, and composition. Pass/No Pass Option

PE 3.24 - Tap Dance – Beginning 2

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 3.23

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain additional tap dance skills as well as tap dance technique, style, structure, improvisation, and composition. Complex sequences include Buffalo, Irish, Waltz Clog, Soft Shoe Essence, and Lindy steps. This is the second beginning level course in the tap dance series. Pass/No Pass Option

PE 3.25 – Tap Dance – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 3.24

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to become more proficient in tap dance technique, steps, style, structure, and compositions. Intermediate level dances include Sing Sing Sing, Get Happy, Do Your Thing, A Chorus Line, and Cafe Society Blues. This is the third course in the tap dance series. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.26 – Ballroom and Latin Dance Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 3.22, or the equivalent

This course focuses on advanced ballroom and Latin dance techniques and performance. Full bronze and silver syllabus steps and performance techniques from Argentine Tango, Tango, International Waltz, American Rumba, International Cha-Cha, International Foxtrot, Samba and other currently popular dances are covered. Individuals are encouraged to attend, a partner is not required. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.29 – Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students an opportunity to rehearse and perform dances in an informal setting at the college and at various locations in the community. Emphasis is on group participation in all areas of dance production. The course includes dance warm-ups, techniques, choreography, group and solo rehearsals, and performances. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.32 – Beginning Lindy Hop and Swing

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Swing and Lindy have their roots in African-American culture, Big Band music, and life during war time. This course will focus on steps, patterns, and style. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.33 – Dance Intensive

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to provide intermediate to advanced dance students an opportunity to expand and develop their technical skills, style, and performance technique in a specific area of dance such as jazz, modern, tap, ballet, flamenco, or ballroom. Dance techniques build strength, flexibility, and control. Rhythmic responses to music are emphasized along with the cultural history of the dance form and related terminology. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.34 – Studio Dance Production

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to provide dance students with an opportunity to develop the technical skills necessary to produce dance programs in the West Valley College studio theater. Students are given an opportunity to choreograph dances in their area of emphasis, design costumes, makeup, and lighting for a performance in the studio theater. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 3.36 – Choreography

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students an overview of the field of choreography and a study of the elements of dance composition as related to a specific form of dance, such as Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Tap, based on individual student need. Emphasis is placed on creating masks, costumes, and props. Students participate in a community and college performance. Pass/No Pass Option

Fitness

All fitness classes are designed to help the student develop positive attitudes and skills in one or more of the following aspects of fitness: improved cardiovascular conditioning, increased muscular endurance, greater joint flexibility, and the ability to obtain total relaxation.

KIN 4.03 – Fitness Aerobics

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain cardiovascular endurance. Activities include movement patterns incorporating hi-low impact aerobics, intervals, running, and international dance routines. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.05 – Fitness, Aqua Aerobics

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course will improve the student’s cardiovascular efficiency; increase muscular strength and endurance and further develop joint flexibility through the use of continuous, vigorous water activities and exercises.

KIN 4.07 – Fitness Competitive Athlete

1 unit: Lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to properly train and condition their body for increased strength, flexibility and endurance for athletic competition. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.12 – Fitness – Stretch and Flex

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course explores the technique, theory and benefits of acquiring flexibility through a variety of stretching exercises.Particular attention is devoted to back care,core strength, muscle relaxation techniques, and use of foam rollers for soft tissue relaxation and mobilization. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.13 – Fitness Walking

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to explore the benefits of exercise through fitness walking and study the principles of exercise. Topics include how to increase cardiovascular conditioning, endurance, flexibility training, and methods of releasing body tension. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.14 – Fitness, Water Exercise

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course presents exercises that use specific muscles while the body is submerged in water. The course helps the student become trimmer, stronger, and better conditioned.

KIN 4.15 – Practical Experience in Personal Training

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN.TH 42

This course provides students the opportunity for practical applications and responsibilities of personal training. Topics include injury prevention, exercise prescription, and fitness assessments for program design. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.16 – Fitness Weight Training

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with instruction in the various components of muscular strength and conditioning utilizing a variety of equipment and resistance training. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.17 – Lifetime Fitness Lab

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN.TH 44

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to design a specific program based on personal fitness goals and objectives with an emphasis on improving strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and body composition. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.19 – Fitness Appraisal

1 unit: lecture 0.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to provide an increased self awareness of personal fitness levels and fitness concepts. It includes theories of fitness, lifestyle change, nutrition, weight management, and the development of a personal exercise program. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.20 – Fitness, Weight Training II

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 units

This course provides instruction in the various components of muscular strength using current trends in personal training. Topics include high intensity interval training, Tabata and Cross-Fit protocols, and exercise prescription. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.22 – Step Fitness

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course will provide students of all cardiovascular fitness levels the opportunity to participate in a movement experience using the Step Fitness movement method and equipment. The student will progress through the height levels and the step levels that will allow for his/her optimum fitness improvement.

KIN 4.24 – Total Fitness for Men

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to increase cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and stress reduction. Emphasis is on training protocols for males. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.25 – Total Fitness for Women

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to increase cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and stress reduction. Exercise routines emphasize the needs of women. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.28 – Fitness Jogging

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain the benefits of exercise through fitness jogging. The principles of exercise relating to cardiovascular conditioning, muscle endurance, and flexibility are introduced. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.29 – Body Sculpting

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain muscular strength and endurance through the use of free weights, body bars, and resistive types of exercises. The workout is structured and the movements are set to music. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.30 – Functional Fitness

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain muscular strength, balance, coordination, speed, power, and agility by performing conditioning drills using plyometrics, medicine balls, agility domes, speed ladders, rebound balls, and yoga. Movement patterns are designed to improve skills for running, jumping, throwing, kicking, lunging, and swinging. These movement patterns are intended to prepare students to be functionally strong for competitive sports and active lifestyles. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.31 – Core Training

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain muscular strength for trunk stabilization. Movement patterns that strengthen the abdominals, obliques, hips and lower back are emphasized. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.32 – Fitness, Boot Camp

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course will provide students with the opportunity to gain improved fitness, muscle strength, and endurance. This course will utilize campus grounds and incorporate exercise stations such as obstacle courses, hurdles, and rope climbing. Other training activities will include running, calisthenics, and jumping rope. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.33 – Cardio Cross Training

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain improved cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscle strength. This course utilizes exercise equipment to improve cardiovascular fitness. Equipment includes the stairmaster, stationary bike, treadmill, seated rowing machine, elliptical, and other apparatuses. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.35 – Trail Running

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain the benefits of exercise through trail running. This course includes exercise protocols for agility, endurance, and flexibility as needed for outdoor sports. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.36 – Everyday Food & Fitness

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle. The goals of the course are to educate students on the health risks associated with obesity, to promote an increase in students’ overall activity, to help students develop healthy body composition, to offer tools for students to modify health related behavior, and to improve their overall health and well being. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.37 – Ballet Barre Fitness

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course provides students the opportunity to increase muscle strength, endurance, balance, and posture. This course incorporates fitness principles from Pilates, Yoga, and Ballet for a full body workout using the ballet barre, sponge balls, and mats. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 4.40 – Cardio Tennis

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain improved cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, and strength while performing tennis skills. This course blends tennis techniques, drills, and training with caridiovascular, flexibility, and strengthening exercises. The emphasis is on training for speed, agility, and endurance. Pass/No Pass Option

Combatives and Martial Arts

KIN 6.01 – MMA – Mixed Martial Arts

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces students to the sport skills of mixed martial arts that combines both stand-up and grappling techniques. Students are given the opportunity to develop skills in punching, kicking and knee strikes. Students train with pads, striking bags and partners. Students are given the opportunity to develop grappling skills including clinch work, takedowns, submission, sweeps, and escapes. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 6.02 – Karate – Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop beginning Karate skills and knowledge with a focus on kihon and kata. Beginning self-defense techniques and the Dojo Kun are presented. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 6.03 – Self–Defense

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces the skills and philosophies of self-defense. Methods and techniques for recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations are presented. Karate techniques are also emphasized. Students have an opportunity to learn a sense of awareness and practical self-protection techniques in relations to gender, body type, and strength. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 6.06 – Karate – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 6.02

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop greater proficiency in karate skills and kime. History, origins, and techniques of Shotokan and Gichin Funakoshi are explored. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 6.07 – Kickboxing

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces the skills used in competitive kickboxing. Training includes conditioning skills and drills for kicks, punches, blocks, and stances. Flexibility exercises are included. Sparring drills, bag work, timing, and focus training are emphasized. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 6.08 – Boxing

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain cardio-respiratory fitness, strength, and flexibility through boxing techniques. Stances, punching, combinations, blocks, and sparring drills will be presented. The rules of sport boxing are introduced. Sport boxing training techniques are emphasized. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 6.10 – Karate – Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: Intermediate Karate

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced techniques of karate including punches, kicks, strikes, blocks, stances and combinations. Students are also given the opportunity to develop advanced self-defense and sparring skills. Pass/No Pass Option

Lifetime Sports

Lifetime sports classes are designed to teach skills in sports activities in which the student can experience lifelong participation.

KIN 7.02 – Badminton - Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of badminton and the strategies of the game at a beginning level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.03 – Badminton – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 7.02

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to master individual skills and strategies of badminton to include the clear stroke, doubles play, and additional serving techniques. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.10 – Golf – Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to learn beginning golf skills and knowledge needed to play golf. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.11 – Golf – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to help intermediate golfers develop more advanced skills in the game of golf. A greater emphasis is placed on the technical aspects of the swing. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.12 – Golf – Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 units

Advisory: KIN 7.11

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced golf techniques in a practical and realistic atmosphere. Lab sessions are presented at the golf course. Emphasis is on the social values of the game and an introduction to various scoring methods and types of tournament play. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.18 – Beginning Tennis

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course includes instruction on the basic fundamentals of tennis and provides students the opportunity to master ground stokes skills. Mastery of these skills will enable the student to progress to the next level of tennis. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.20 – Intermediate Tennis

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 7.19

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Intermediate tennis is designed to provide students the opportunity for greater insight into the game with the addition of ball spin into ground stroke skills. Mastery of these skills will enable the student to progress to the next level of tennis.

KIN 7.21 – Advanced Tennis

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 7.20

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced tennis skills and strategies. The emphasis is on the use of power in serves and ground strokes. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.23 – Scuba Diving

2 units: lecture 1.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn the knowledge and skills of SCUBA Diving. Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to international SCUBA certification. For the health and safety of the student this course may include a health survey and/or a swim test. Students completing Open Water training may qualify for dive certification.

KIN 7.24 – Scuba Diving – Advanced

2 units: lecture 1.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Advisory: Recommended internationally recognized certification as an open water SCUBA Diver.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills of SCUBA and Marine Diving Technology. Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to international SCUBA certification in Advanced, Rescue and Nitrox. It is recommended that students have an internationally recognized certification as an open water SCUBA Diver prior to taking this course. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.26 – Studio Cycling

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance through stationary cycling. The workouts are performed on a studio-spinning bike designed to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness through interval training and steady state training. Benefits include improved cycling mechanics and efficiency, body awareness, injury prevention, stress reduction, and increased self confidence. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 7.27 – Studio Cycling Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of road racing. Content includes techniques for the competitive cyclist. The workouts are performed on a studio spinning bike designed to improve speed, pedal efficiency, and balance. Techniques are applied to outdoor cycling and include injury treatment and prevention. Pass/No Pass Option

Team Sports

KIN 8.03 – Baseball – Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced baseball skills and techniques for throwing, catching, batting, and bunting. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.04 – Baskteball, Men

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to teach the basic skills, techniques, and knowledge of the game of men’s basketball.

KIN 8.08 – Soccer – Beginning, Men

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to learn basic skills, strategies, and techniques of men’s soccer. This course emphasizes dribbling, kicking, and passing. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.09 – Soccer – Advanced, Men

2 units: lecture 0 units; lab 2 units

Advisory: KIN 8.08

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is an advanced course in soccer and includes diving, heading, and free throw. This course is designed to develop individual skills which can be incorporated into a relatively high level of team participation. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.10 – Soccer, Women

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop the skills, strategies, and athletic ability necessary for participation in women’s soccer. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.12 – Softball – Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop softball skills and participate on a softball team in a class setting. Softball skills for the beginning player include fielding the ball, throwing, running, and hitting. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.13 – Softball – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 8.12

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop intermediate softball skills for pitching and bunting. This course includes competitive team play. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.15 – Volleyball – Beginning Skills

1 unit: Lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to learn volleyball skills for passing, setting, serving, and hitting at the beginning level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.16 – Volleyball – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a continuation of the study of volleyball begun in PE 8.15 and provides students the opportunity to develop the volleyball skills for digging and blocking. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.17 – Volleyball – Advanced Skills

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to further develop volleyball skills. An emphasis is placed on blocking fast hits, specialty serves, and offensive and defensive formations. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.18 – Volleyball – Outdoor Sand

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KIN 8.15

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to teach skills, strategies, and techniques of doubles sand volleyball. Topics include drills for passing, setting, serving, hitting, and blocking. All fitness levels are encouraged to enroll. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.20 – Introduction to Sport Fundamentals

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course emphasizes the basic development of general athleticism and total fitness associated with sport competition. The five components of fitness are explored and applied to each individual. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.21 – Fundamentals of Sport – Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course emphasizes the development of the athletic skills and knowledge associated with sports. This course provides student athletes an opportunity to develop speed, agility, power, and strength as a means to prepare for future athletic competition. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.22 – Fundamentals of Sport – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course emphasizes all aspects of building a cohesive team environment including problem solving, risk taking, cooperation, leadership, and trust. This course introduces a student athlete to offensive and defensive aspects of sport competition. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 8.23 – Fundamentals of Sport – Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course provides student athletes an opportunity to prepare for collegiate competition. Topics include pre-game meal planning, mental preparation, and offensive and defensive strategies. Students are exposed to concepts in sportsmanship, academic progress, and the rules and standards of the COA. Pass/No Pass Option

Athletics

West Valley College is a member of the Coast Conference of the California Community and Junior College Association. The college competes in conference competition for both men and women. A materials fee is required in each sport.

KIN.AT 9.01 – Intercollegiate Baseball – Men

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Advisory: KIN 8.03 or interscholastic h.s. or club participation

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

KIN.AT 9.02 – Intercollegiate Basketball – Men

1.5 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1.5 units

Advisory: Interscholastic h.s. or club participation

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate basketball competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high degree of basketball skills and demonstrate these skills in game situations. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.03 – Intercollegiate Men's Basketball – Post–Season Fundamentals

1.5 units: lecture 0 units; lab 1.5 units

This course provides student athletes the opportunity to compete in men’s basketball conference play and playoffs during spring semester. Topics include a focus on competitive skills needed for championship games and fitness components for a successful career in athletics. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.07 – Intercollegiate Soccer – Men

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Advisory: KIN 8.09 or interscholastic h.s. or club participation

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate men’s soccer competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high degree of soccer skills and demonstrate these skills in a match situation. These skills include offensive and defensive techniques, and rules of the game. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of cardiovascular fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.08 – Intercollegiate Soccer – Women

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed for intercollegiate women’s soccer competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop soccer skills and demonstrate these skills in a match situation. These skills include offensive and defensive techniques, kicking, dribbling. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of cardiovascular fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.09 – Intercollegiate Softball – Women

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Corequisite: KIN 4.07

Advisory: Interscholastic h.s. or club participation

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate softball competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high degree of softball skills and demonstrate these skills in game situations. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.10 – Intercollegiate Swimming – Men

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Advisory: KIN 2.06 or interscholastic h.s. or club participation

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate swimming competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high degree of competitive swimming skills and the opportunity to demonstrate these skills during intercollegiate competition. Students are also given the opportunity to develop a level of fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 9.11 – Intercollegiate Swimming – Women

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Advisory: KIN 2.06 or interscholastic h.s. or club participation

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate swimming competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high degree of competitive swimming skills and the opportunity to demonstrate these skills during intercollegiate competition. Students are also given the opportunity to develop a level of fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.14 – Intercollegiate Track – Men

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Advisory: PE 8.14 or interscholastic h.s. or club participation

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate track competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop and demonstrate track and field skills in a match situation. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.15 – Intercollegiate Track – Women

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Advisory: KIN 8.14

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate track competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop and demonstrate track and field skills in a match situation. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.16 – Intercollegiate Beach Volleyball – Women

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

This course provides student athletes an opportunity to compete in beach volleyball. The skills and techniques needed for intercollegiate athletic performance are emphasized. Rules, etiquette, and COA standards are also discussed. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.17 – Intercollegiate Volleyball – Women

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate women’s volleyball competition. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high degree of volleyball skills and demonstrate these skills in match situations. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.18 – Intercollegiate Water Polo – Men

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate competition for male student athletes in water polo. Students are given the opportunity to develop water polo skills and demonstrate these skills in a match situation. These skills include offensive and defensive techniques, passing, blocking, and strategy. An overview of the rules of the game are included. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of cardiovascular fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.20 – Women's Intercollegiate Water Polo

3 units: lecture 0 units; lab 3 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides intercollegiate competition for woman in Water Polo. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high degree of water polo skills and demonstrate these skills in match situations. These skills include offensive and defensive techniques, and rules of the game. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an increased level of cardiovascular fitness that will allow them to compete at the intercollegiate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.30 – Intercollegiate Pre–Season Conditioning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is for students competing in Intercollegiate athletics. The course is designed to get the student athlete ready for the season of competition by improving fitness, strength, and flexibility to help minimize the potential of injury.

KIN.AT 9.41 – Athletic Baseball – Skills and Techniques

2 units: lecture 0 units; lab 2 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is an advanced development of athletic baseball skills and techniques course. The course provides instruction in baseball specific rules, techniques, equipment and facilities management, etiquette, and safety. In addition, students are given the opportunity to apply nutrition, flexibility, and strength training concepts to improve their skills. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.42 – Athletic Basketball – Skills and Techniques

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course provides the opportunity for students to develop advanced intercollegiate basketball skills and techniques. This course provides instruction in basketball specific rules, techniques, equipment and facilities management, etiquette and safety. In addition, students are given the opportunity to apply nutrition, flexibility, and strength training concepts to improve their skill level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.47 – Athletic Men's Soccer – Skills and Techniques

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course provides the opportunity for students to develop advanced intercollegiate men’s soccer skills and techniques. This course provides instruction in soccer specific rules, techniques, equipment and facilities management, etiquette and safety. In addition, students are given the opportunity to apply nutrition, flexibility, and strength training concepts to improve their skill level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.48 – Athletic Women's Soccer – Skills and Techniques

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course provides the opportunity for students to develop advanced intercollegiate women’s soccer skills and techniques. This course provides instruction in soccer specific rules, techniques, equipment and facilities management, etiquette and safety. In addition, students are given the opportunity to apply nutrition, flexibility, and strength training concepts to improve their skill level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.49 – Athletic Softball – Skills and Techniques

2 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 2 unit

The course provides the opportunity for students to develop advanced intercollegiate women’s soccer skills and techniques. This course provides instruction in soccer specific rules, techniques, equipment and facilities management, etiquette and safety. In addition, students are given the opportunity to apply nutrition, flexibility, and strength training concepts to improve their skill level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.55 – Athletic Men's Water Polo – Skills and Techniques

1 unit: lecture 0 hours; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course provides student-athletes the opportunity to develop advanced intercollegiate water polo skills and techniques. This course provides instruction in water polo specific rules, techniques, equipment, facilities management, etiquette, and safety. In addition, students are given the opportunity to apply nutrition, strength training, flexibility, and proper swimming mechanics to improve their athletic performance. Pass/ No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.56 – Athletic Women's Water Polo – Skills and Techniques

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course provides the opportunity for students to develop advanced intercollegiate water polo skills and techniques. This course provides instruction in water polo specific rules, techniques, equipment and facilities management, etiquette and safety. In addition, students are given the opportunity to apply nutrition, strength training, flexibility, and proper swimming mechanics to improve their skill level. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.AT 9.60 – Post Season Conditioning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

This course offers student athletes the opportunity to train in their sport during the off-season. This course utilizes various training protocols for post-season athletes who need more training or need injury recovery. Concepts in nutrition, hydration, and environmental effects on athletic training are introduced. Pass/No Pass Option

Mind/Body/Wellness

KIN 11.01 – Yoga for Health

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course emphasizes the physical practice of yoga exercises. This course provides students the opportunity for gentle muscle stretching and increased range of motion around the joints. This course includes breathing and relaxation techniques. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 11.02 – Intermediate Yoga

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to practice intermediate yoga postures including neutral spine, standing poses, forward bends, twists, inversions and extensions. This class includes relaxation and breathing techniques. Intermediate yoga moves deeper into the spirit of Hatha yoga and explores how the virtues of yogic Philosophy can be integrated into the physical practice. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 11.03 – Gentle Restorative Exercise

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces students to modified Yoga for healing and preventing injuries. The exercises provide gentle static muscle stretching for increased flexibility and range of motion. Yoga postures for strengthening weak muscles are included along with breathing and relaxation techniques for stress reduction. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 11.04 – Power Yoga

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain muscular strength, endurance, and balance. The exercises are designed to improve posture, body alignment, core strength and flexibility. Benefits include balance, body awareness, mental focus, and relaxation. The static series of Yoga postures are performed in a warm environment to relax the muscles, increase blood circulation, and strengthen the heart. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 11.06 – Pilates Reformer and Mat Instructor Training

3 units: lecture 1 units; lab 2 units

This course introduces students to a variety of Pilates exercise techniques on the reformer and mat. Topics include the history, methods, principles, and techniques involved in the original and contemporary exercise sequence on the mat and on the reformer. The techniques of teaching the exercises are emphasized. This course is a required course in the Pilates Instructor Certificate of Achievement. Successful completion of the certificate provides students the opportunity to work in the fitness industry as a Pilates instructor. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 11.08 – Pilates Mat Workout

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain muscular strength and endurance. The exercises are designed to improve posture, body alignment and flexibility. Injury prevention, stress reduction, and increased self-confidence are emphasized. Pilates mat work emphasizes core musculature as it applies to everyday movement. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 11.09 – Intermediate Pilates Mat Workout

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain core strength and endurance. Flex bands, foam rollers, and fitness circles are added to the exercises to improve posture, body alignment, and flexibility. Benefits include strength, balance, body awareness, and relaxation. Pass/No Pass Option

Marine Diving Education

KIN 7.23 – Scuba Diving

2 units: lecture 1.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn the knowledge and skills of SCUBA Diving. Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to international SCUBA certification. For the health and safety of the student this course may include a health survey and/or a swim test. Students completing Open Water training may qualify for dive certification.

KIN 7.24 – Scuba Diving – Advanced

2 units: lecture 1.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Advisory: Recommended internationally recognized certification as an open water SCUBA Diver.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills of SCUBA and Marine Diving Technology. Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to international SCUBA certification in Advanced, Rescue and Nitrox. It is recommended that students have an internationally recognized certification as an open water SCUBA Diver prior to taking this course. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 12.03 – Dive Master

2 units: lecture 1.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Advisory: A certification with a nationally recognized dive agency with the Assistant Instructor rating is recommended.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience required to administer leadership for groups of certified divers during SCUBA diving activities. This course provides an overview of diving equipment, function and maintenance. This course includes skills for successful boat diving, boat handling, and seamanship. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 12.04 – Assistant Scuba Instructor

2 units: lecture 1.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Advisory: NAUI certified Master Diver or equivalent rating.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to assist in all phases of SCUBA instruction. The course covers teaching standards, skills, and techniques for effective teaching of marine diving education. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 12.11 – Master Diver

2 units: lecture 1.5 units; lab 0.5 units

Prerequisite: KIN 7.24

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course explores the theoretical and practical concepts and skills of advanced diving science and diving technology. Topics include search and salvage, medical aspects of barotrauma, and marine science. Upon successful completion of this course, students have an opportunity to qualify for NAUI Master Diver certification. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN 12.20 – Open Water Diver

1.5 units: lecture 1 unit; lab 0.5 units

Corequisites: KIN 7.23 Concurrently enroll in KIN 7.23 or provide instructor documentation of equivalency.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed to SCUBA dive in open water. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an opportunity to qualify for an Open Water Diver SCUBA certification. Pass/No Pass Option

PE 12.21 – Speciality Diver

0.5 units: lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units

Prerequisite: Students need to document successful completion of Open Water Diver certification dives.

Advisory: KIN 12.01

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn the knowledge and skills of specialized diving in open water. Upon successful completion of this course, students will qualify for NAUI Specialty Diver certification. Pass/No Pass Only

KIN 12.22 – Advanced Marine Diver

1.5 units: lecture 1 unit; lab 0.5 units

Corequisites: KIN 7.24 Concurrent enrollment in 7.24 or provide instructor documentation of equivalency.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills needed to SCUBA dive in open water. Topics include Dive Rescue, First Aid, CPR, and the use of Nitrox. Upon successful completion of this course, students qualify for an Advanced Open Water Diver SCUBA certification. Pass/No Pass Option

Kinesiology Theory

Learning Outcomes

After completing courses in Physical Education Theory, a student will be able to:

  • Identify one or more physical education theory related factors which influence individual and community health behaviors;
  • Identify immediate and long range effects of physical education and health related behaviors;
  • Select valid, reliable, and credible sources of information about physical education theory, health needs, interests and concerns.

KIN.TH 30 – Introduction to Kinesiology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID KIN 100

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. An overview of the importance of the sub-disciplines in kinesiology will be discussed along with career opportunities in the areas of teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.TH 38A – Introduction to Sports Medicine

Offered Fall semester only

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces students to the concepts of athletic training. Topics include prevention, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Techniques for adhesive strapping and protective padding are included. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.TH 39A – Sports Injury Management

Offered Fall semester only

2 units: lecture 1 unit; lab 1 unit

Advisory: H.ED 5

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides the student with exposure to basic sports medicine techniques, athletic training room operation, immediate recognition and treatment of injuries unique to fall sports which consist of soccer, basketball, volleyball and water polo. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.TH 42 – Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course covers the principles of strength training and conditioning. Emphasis is on the Optimal Performance Training (OPT) Model which includes basic exercise science, functional human movement, core and flexibility training, and resistance training. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.TH 44 – Lifetime Fitness

2 units: lecture 2 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides the student with an opportunity to understand and apply the development, maintenance, and assessment of cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. Course content includes: theories of fitness, lifestyle changes, nutrition, weight management, and the development of an exercise program that may lead to a healthier lifestyle. Students are given the opportunity to participate in lab activities consisting of a variety of fitness tests and measurements. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.TH 51 – Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course examines dance as a cultural expression in the USA. The course explores a range of dance forms with a focus on their social, political and religious significance. The course also considers the creative process and expression of the contemporary choreographer. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.TH 51H – Honors Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course examines dance as a cultural expression in the USA. The course explores and analyzes indigenous and world dance forms including their social, political, economic, and religious significance. Pass/No Pass Option

KIN.TH 52 – Techniques of Teaching Dance

2 units: lecture 1 unit; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides instruction in the theories, principles, and techniques involved in teaching dance.

KIN.TH 70 – Principles of Exercise Prescription and Program Design

3 units: lecture 3 unit; lab 0 unit

Advisory: KIN.TH 42

This course provides students the opportunity for understanding the essentials of personal training as a profession. Topics include human anatomy and physiology, exercise science, program design, fitness assessments, and health screenings. Personal training as a career and business ownership are also discussed. Pass/No Pass Option

last published: 10/16/17