Kinesiology (KIN)

KIN 101  Introduction to Exercise Science And Kinesiology  (3.0 Units)  

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. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

KIN 102  First Aid, AED and CPR  (3.0 Units)  

This course involves the theory and detailed demonstration of the first aid care of the injured. The student will learn to assess a victim?s condition and incorporate proper treatment. Upon successful completion of this course and testing, students receive an American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

KIN 103  History and Appreciation of Dance  (3.0 Units)  

The origin, growth, and development of dance (theatrical, social and ritualistic forms) will be researched. Dances originating in many areas of the world will be studied. The class will research who, when, where, and how each dance originated. Students will learn to trace dances from their origin to modern times. Grade Option. (Formerly PE 103).

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 104  Psychology of Physical Performance  (3.0 Units)  

An introduction to the discipline of sports psychology for students with no previous background in the field. Topics include: orientation to sports psychology, motivational techniques, individual differences and sports behavior, social-environmental influences and sports behavior, and intervention techniques and sports behavior. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 105  Developmental Movement of Children  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides a comprehensive overview of theories and methods relating to the development of a physical education program for children ages 0-11 years, including children with special needs and abilities. Emphasis is on the application of principles of physical growth and development to the teaching and acquisition of specific physical skills. The course curriculum is consistent with the California State Department of Education Physical Education Framework.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 128  Special Topics  (1-3 Units)  

These courses are designed to permit investigation in depth of topics not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content, hours, and unit credit to be determined by the instructor in relation to community/students interest and/or available staff. may be offered as a seminar, lecture, or laboratory class. Individual course descriptions approved by the Curriculum Committee are on file in Office of Instruction.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 130A  Pickleball I  (0.5-1 Units)  

Development of beginning-level playing and competitive skills in the paddle sport of Pickleball. Instruction in the beginning skills, techniques, strategies, along with rules and etiquette. Pickleball features simple rules and is easy to learn. Because beginners can enjoy the sport almost immediately, while advanced players experience it as a fast-paced, highly competitive game, Pickleball is suitable for individuals of all ages, fitness levels and athletic abilities.

Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

KIN 138  Cooperatie Education Kiniesology  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education is a key element of Victor Valley College's comprehensive approach to career development. Cooperative Education is a 16-, 12-, or 8-week course that enables students to receive college credit for paid or unpaid work opportunities. This course helps students gain valuable on-the-job work experience while providing practical education, best practices in professional development, and academic guidance through the course of their work opportunity. The combination of practical experience and curricular development empowers students to be more competitive, efficient and valuable employees upon completion of this program and/or their academic program trajectory. The course is ideal for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or seeking career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences such as through an internship. Cooperative Education transforms community businesses, industries, and public agencies into expanded educational training laboratories. Credit is awarded on the basis of learning objectives completed and the number of hours the student trains. Students must create/complete new learning objectives each semester they enroll. Students may utilize their present work sites. More details are available in the Cooperative Education Office, (760) 245-4271, ext. 2281. The office, located in the Academic Commons, is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-6:00 p.m., and by appointment. Please refer to the Coop

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

KIN 141  Athletic Training I  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to principles of athletic training, including prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries.Interest and/or experience in athletics and sports is recommended. Crosslisted with ALDH 141.

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 142  Athletic Training II  (3.0 Units)  

This course will build on the student's basic knowledge of human anatomy and athletic injuries. Topics will include emergency procedures, current health concerns of the athlete, protective devices, advanced taping techniques and injury management. Crosslisted with ALDH 142.

Prerequisite(s): Take ALDH 141 or PE 141;

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 150  Lifetime Fitness Concepts  (2.0 Units)  

Designed to help students understand the role of physical fitness in daily living. Students analyze and integrate individual fitness components into a personal fitness program level and participate in activities designed to improve overall fitness. Recommended Preparation: Individuals should be able to do a medium impact aerobic style workout or a stretching routine. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 160  Physical Fitness  (1.0 Units)  

Physical Fitness is an exercise course designed to emphasize fitness by offering the student a variety of exercises to include hand weights, exercise ball, aerobics and step aerobics which can be used to maintain fitness throughout life. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 161  Body Bldg and Conditioning  (1.0 Units)  

Evaluation of total body fitness and study of body mechanics in everyday activities. Establishing fitness goals and developing appropriate exercise fitness routines to build body proportions, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 162  Weight Training I  (1.0 Units)  

Introduction to the basic techniques of weight training. The principles of strength development, the role of proper nutrition, the anatomy and physiology of muscles, and safety will be covered in the class. Various weight lifting programs covering strength development, endurance, and body building will also be introduced. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 163  Weight Lifting II  (1.0 Units)  

A weight lifting course for those students who have been consistently participating in a weight lifting program for 6-12 months for at least 3 hours per week. This course is designed to emphasize continued individual growth in the areas of body building, body sculpturing and strength at an intermediate level. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 164  Aerobic Weight Training  (1.0 Units)  

Aerobic weight training combines strength and cardiovascular fitness training into a comprehensive weight training program that has as its major objective the development of all-around fitness. It offers measurable benefits to muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, flexibility, and cardiovascular/aerobic fitness. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 165  Introduction to Basketball  (1.0 Units)  

An introduction to the basic skills, rules and strategies of basketball including: catching, passing, shooting, and dribbling. Grade option. .

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 166  Beginning Volleyball  (1.0 Units)  

This course is designed to cover the basic rules, techniques and skills, game strategies, and highlights officiating points of volleyball. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 166B  Beginning/Intermediate Volleyball  (1.0 Units)  

Reviews basic volleyball skills and begins work on more advanced skills and playing strategies. Grade Option.

Recommended Preparation: KIN 166

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 166C  Intermediate/ Advanced Volleyball  (1.0 Units)  

Introduction to advanced techniques of volleyball skills. Individual skill work, along with various team offensive systems and team defensive patterns, will be taught and analyzed.Grade Option.

Recommended Preparation: KIN 166

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 168  Introduction to Self Defense  (0.5-1 Units)  

Introduction to basic self-defense. Defensive strategies to protect oneself from attack. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 176  Athletic Training III  (2-6 Units)  

Students will provide pre-participation, on-site first aid and event maintenance for fall/winter/spring sports programs at VVC. To include prophylactic taping/padding, immediate first aid, monitoring vital signs, proper use of universal biohazard precautions, supervision of safe playing conditions and coaching techniques, recognition of medical emergencies, assisting other medical personnel as needed, game preparation and pre-participating medical screenings. Crosslisted with ALDH 176.

Prerequisite(s): PE 141 or ALDH 141;

Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 177  Athletic Training IV  (2-6 Units)  

Students will provide care to athletes involved in fall/winter/spring sports programs at VVC. Experience will include but is not limited to development and implementation of rehabilitation protocols. Use of modalities including, whirlpool, ultrasound, ice, EMS, hydrocolator, ROM exercises, joint mobilization, strengthening exercises (isokinetic, isotonic, isometric), cardiovascular conditioning and proprioceptive exercises. Crosslisted with ALDH 177.

Prerequisite(s): PE 141 OR ALDH 141;

Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 180A  Tennis  (1.0 Units)  

The course offers logical sequence of learning experiences that include: basic tennis strokes; rules that govern play; understanding of game strategies; individual practice drills; and learning the equipment and safety involved. Includes forehand and backhand strokes, the serve, footwork, rules and etiquette. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 180B  Tennis Doubles  (1.0 Units)  

Students are instructed in the basic skills of doubles for the sport of tennis. Rules of play, strategies, and skill development for doubles are emphasized. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 181  Golf  (1.0 Units)  

Grade option. Covers the use and skill development of equipment including woods, irons and putters. Includes the reading of greens, distance and selection of clubs, etiquette and rules of golf. (UC credit limitation).

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 185  Football Techniques and Conditioning  (2.0 Units)  

Course will include drills and exercises to develop the skills, techniques, and conditioning essential for successful participation in intercollegiate football. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 185B  Offensive Football Techniques And Conditioning  (1.0 Units)  

Through football field activities, this course will provide students an opportunity to learn correct offensive football techniques, flexibility, injury prevention through proper warm-up and football skills. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 185C  Defensive Football Techniques And Conditioning  (1.0 Units)  

Through football field activities, this course will provide students an opportunity to learn correct defensive football techniques, flexibility, injury prevention through proper warm-up and football skills. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 186A  Introduction to Aqua Aerobics  (1.0 Units)  

Aqua Aerobics is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility, without the negative effects of gravity. Aerobic activities, calisthenics, and stretching are set to music and performed in a swimming pool. Students do not have to be able to swim. Grade option. Doctor's written approval if previous problem with any other exercise program.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 186B  Aqua Jogging  (1.0 Units)  

A conditioning program in the deep water of a pool with a variety of low impact movements, centered on jogging. A buoyancy belt will be used. Students should be comfortable in deep water. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 188A  Introduction to Indoor Cycling (spin)  (0.5-1 Units)  

Use of an indoor cycling bike for improving overall physical fitness and health. Course focuses on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery. Grade Option.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

KIN 201  Introduction to Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology  (3.0 Units)  

The study of human physiological processes during exercise and activity. Includes study of metabolic changes to main body systems during acute exercise, the physiological adaptations due to chronic exercise and the effect of gaining upon performance.

Recommended Preparation: BIOL 211 and BIOL 231

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

KIN 210  Movement Anatomy And Kinesiology  (3.0 Units)  

Muscular-skeletal system and its function during human movement. Study movement and the muscles involved during sport skill performance.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 211 or BIOL 215; minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU