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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Introduction to Kinesiology

This course introduces students to the field of kinesiology and nutrition, including its history, scope, and sub-disciplines. Students explore principles of kinesiology and career opportunities within kinesiology and nutrition/dietetics as well as professional characteristics and ethical responsibilities of those who work in the field. Topics include nutrition, biomechanics, fitness/posture assessments, assessment tool use (body fat, flexibility, cardiorespiratory), exercise prescriptions, and behavior management.

Subject: KINE
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
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Instructor notes: The course syllabus will be available on Blackboard for your review. Please be sure to have the required textbooks when the semester begins. Preference of communication: email Required Textbooks & Materials: (1) Fahey, Insel, & Roth (2013). (1) Fit & Well Brief: Concepts and labs in physical fitness and wellness with connectplus (10th ed.). ISBN# 9780077651114. (10th ed. text & access code required). E-book & access code cheaper than hard copy textbook. See “Textbook Ordering” tab for details. If you have questions call the number on the last slide of the PowerPoint presentation for help. (2) Hamilton, N. Weimar, W., & Luttgens, K. (2012). Kinesiology scientific basis of human motion (12th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN# 9780078022548 (Note: 12th ed. text not required. Earlier ed. okay.) (3) Delavier, F. (2010). Strength training anatomy (3rd ed.). Champaign: Human Kinetics. ISBN# 9780736092265

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