Rio Hondo Community College
Department of Physical Education
Introduction to Kinesiology
Instructor: Kathy Pudelko
Class: M-W, 9:40-11:05
Office hours: M. 1-2, Tue. 6-7 pm
This class is a survey of the discipline of kinesiology, including knowledge derived from performing physical activity, studying about physical activity, and professional practice centered in physical activity. In addition, the course introduces students to the general characteristics of the professions, introduces them to specific types of physical activity professions typically pursued by those graduating from a program of exercise and sport science, and assists them in making some early career decisions. Students will be introduced to the skills and knowledge required to become a successful practitioner, researcher, or teacher in the psychomotor domain.
Catalog Description: This course is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of kinesiology. The philosophy, history and scientific foundations of kinesiology, exercise science, health/wellness, fitness and sport will be covered. Students will have the opportunity to explore professional career opportunities in teaching, coaching, athletic training, sport management, fitness leadership, sport media and health/wellness. The challenges, future of kinesiology, sport and health/wellness are also addressed.
Student Learning Outcome:
The student who successfully completes this course will be able to do the following:
Hoffman, S.J. (Ed.). (2005). Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Third Edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Additional readings will be placed on reserve in the library or on electronic reserve. Some assignments will be based on information available on the Internet.
NOTE: Any student with a disability requiring accommodation in this course is encouraged to contact me after class or during office hours. Additionally, students should contact Disabled Student Services in the Student Center.
Tentative Schedule of Lecture and Tests
Aug. 24 Chapter 1
Aug. 31 Chapter 2
Sept. 2 Test 1
Sept. 9 Chapter 3
Sept. 14 Chapter 4
Sept. 16 Test 2
Sept. 21 Chapter 5
Sept. 23 Chapter 6
Sept. 28 Chapter 7
Sept. 30 Test 3
Oct. 5 Chapter 8
Oct. 12 Chapter 9
Oct. 14 Midterm due.
Oct. 19 Chapter 10
Oct. 26 Chapter 11
Oct. 28 Test 4
Nov. 2 Chapter 12
Nov. 11 Chapter 13
Nov. 16 Chapter 14
Nov. 23 Chapter 15
Nov, 30 Chapter 16
Dec. 2 Test 5 Journals need to be turned in.
Dec. 7 FINAL Open book 40 questions and 2 Essay 10pts each.
You will need a 3 ring binder/notebook. During the semester you will be keeping a journal of activities, assignments. This journal will need to be divided by chapter and labeled per chapter. As we go through the semester you will be given assignments to complete and place in your journal along with other activities.
This journal is about 40% of your grade. It needs to be neat and organized. I will grade them at the end of the semester.
Total available points 445
40 points are available from in class activities.
Exams, Observation, Project, Assignments, Due Dates.
Students who are absent on an exam day will not be allowed to pick up the exam early or late, unless arrangements were made prior to the absence with the instructor. A student who is absent on a day that an exam, observation, project, assignment is due is responsible for submitting the assignment on that day unless arrangement were made prior to the absence. No assignment, observation, presentation, exam will be accepted late without prior arrangements (failure to submit) work by the due date will result in a zero for the work).
In class assignments and activities may not be announced in advance of a class meeting. In class assignments and activities must be submitted before leaving the classroom unless students are instructed otherwise. Failure to do so will result in a zero for the assignment or activity. Failure to attend class may result in a zero for any work missed while the student was absent from class unless arrangements were made prior to the absence.
Cheating will not be tolerated in the class. You are not to receive information from another student or give information to another student during a test or quiz. Outside assignments are to be completed ALONE unless you are otherwise instructed. You are to use only your memory or other documents that the instructor describes during examinations or quizzes. Students caught cheating during an examination or quiz will be charged under the university's Code of Student Conduct and Discipline. Among other punishments, students found guilty run the risk of having their score changed to a zero, receiving a grade of "F" for the course, dismissal from the university, or more than one of these.
Becoming a Professional
One of most important objectives the instructor has in this course is to help you initiate (or continue) steps to becoming a professional. Accordingly, there are some “professional expectations” that the instructor has of you: