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Kendall Selsky, Director, Athletic Training Program & Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals. You will find them in competitive athletic settings from middle schools to professional athletics, industrial workplace settings, performing arts, and even at NASA and Disney. With all of the various patients and clients in these settings, athletic trainers focus on prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of injuries and conditions.

Spearheaded by a faculty with an impressive array of professional experiences in schools, college, clinics, physician’s and medical offices, the curriculum integrates classroom and laboratory instruction with clinical field experiences. For example, you may learn about joint and muscle anatomy in one class, followed by hands-on examination of the same anatomy. Next, you'll learn about and practice evaluation techniques, and finally, see how the entire process comes together in a practical setting gaining clinical experience with patients.

North Central College's athletic training program is accredited by the CAATE, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Graduates receiving a bachelor’s in athletic training are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. After successfully passing the BOC examination, you'll be eligible for state practice credentials.

Detailed information regarding admission requirements and technical standards can be found here: North Central College ATP Admission Requirements and Technical Standards.

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Athletic Training, B.A.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

Major Requirements

Requires 52.5 credit hours in KIN; students must complete a minimum of 121.5 total credit hours to graduate.

  • KIN 157 - Acute Care and Management

    KIN 157 - Acute Care and Management

    2.00 credit hours

    Students will develop knowledge and skill in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries, illnesses and conditions. Areas of study will include planning, examination, immediate emergent management, immediate musculoskeletal management, transportation and education. Students may not register for both KIN 147 and KIN 157.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ATP Program Director Consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 220 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience I (three terms of KIN 220 are required for a total of three credit hours)

    KIN 220 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience I

    1.00 credit hours

    Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Sophomore standing; acceptance into the Athletic Training program.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 225 - Introduction to Athletic Training I

    KIN 225 - Introduction to Athletic Training I

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory course to the profession of athletic training. Topics include history, terminology, evaluation, taping/wrapping, epidemiology, protective equipment, insurance and legal issues.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 157 or concurrent enrollment.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 247 - Human Anatomy

    KIN 247 - Human Anatomy

    3.50 credit hours

    An in-depth study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the human body including bones, bony processes, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves and major blood vessels of the human body. This course relates the structure of human anatomy to the injury and rehabilitation processes as well as the study of exercise and health education. Each body region discussed will include a discussion of the related bones, boney types and structures, joint types and movements, ligaments, muscular types, origins, insertions, innervations and actions and related structures, such as bursa, retinacula and fascia. Laboratory studies include exploration of the gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal systems of the human body through modeling. Laboratory required.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BIO 147.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 280 - Human Physiology

    KIN 280 - Human Physiology

    3.00 credit hours

    Further study of the control and function of human organ systems. Pathophysiological conditions associated with each system are studied. The role of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle in the progression and treatment of disease are covered for pathophysiological conditions and special populations where appropriate.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 or concurrent enrollment.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 285 - Applied Anatomy and Assessment Techniques

    KIN 285 - Applied Anatomy and Assessment Techniques

    1.50 credit hours

    The focus of this course is the practical study of surface anatomy. Topics include anatomical landmarks, palpation techniques, joint range of motion (active, passive and resistive), range of motion evaluation and manual muscle testing.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BIO 147.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 317 - Kinesiology

    KIN 317 - Kinesiology

    3.00 credit hours

    Analysis of human muscular movement and methods of correcting individual defects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 325 - Introduction to Athletic Training II

    KIN 325 - Introduction to Athletic Training II

    3.00 credit hours

    A continuation of KIN 225. Topics include pharmacology, ergogenic aids, nutrition, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, strength training and conditioning, environmental illness/injury and taping.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 225.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 330 - Athletic Training: Clinical Experience II (three terms of KIN 330 are required for a total of three credit hours)

    KIN 330 - Athletic Training: Clinical Experience II

    1.00 credit hours

    Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 220.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 340 - Assessment of Lower Extremity and Back Injuries and Conditions

    KIN 340 - Assessment of Lower Extremity and Back Injuries and Conditions

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the lower extremity and back.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 341 - Assessment of Upper Extremity, Head and Neck Injuries and Conditions

    KIN 341 - Assessment of Upper Extremity, Head and Neck Injuries and Conditions

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the upper extremity, head and neck.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 347 - Physiology of Exercise

    KIN 347 - Physiology of Exercise

    3.50 credit hours

    Investigation of cellular mechanisms of various body systems and the impact of acute exercise and prolonged training on those mechanisms; in-depth study of bioenergetics and metabolism; mechanisms associated with fatigue and recovery are discussed. Laboratory required. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 280.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 350 - Medical Aspects of Sports Medicine

    KIN 350 - Medical Aspects of Sports Medicine

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of skin conditions; disease; conditions affecting the digestive system, the reproductive system, the endocrine system, the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system; special populations; and congenital conditions. Additional topics include pharmacology and counseling/psychosocial interventions. A lecture format is used, with guest speakers on several topics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 325.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 351 - Athletic Training Administration

    KIN 351 - Athletic Training Administration

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the methods and strategies in the planning, coordination and supervision of an athletic training program. Topics include professional development, leadership and ethics, program development and management, facility planning and management, record keeping/information management, insurance, legal issues, emergency planning and pre-participation examinations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 325.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 410 - Fitness Evaluation

    KIN 410 - Fitness Evaluation

    3.00 credit hours

    Comparison of fitness tests and techniques followed in schools, health/fitness clubs and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Development of fitness assessment proficiencies and certification requirements of various certifying boards. Practical fieldwork. Exposure to fitness computer software programs. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 347.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 425 - Therapeutic Modalities

    KIN 425 - Therapeutic Modalities

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the theoretical and practical principles underlying the use of therapeutic modalities, including indications, contraindications, precautions and physiological effects. Proficiency in selection and application of appropriate therapeutic modalities is evaluated.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 430 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation

    KIN 430 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the role therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques play in the care and management of injuries and conditions. Topics include measurement in rehabilitation, principles of rehabilitation, classification of exercises and program development.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 440 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience III (three terms of KIN 440 are required for a total of three credit hours)

    KIN 440 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience III

    1.00 credit hours

    Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 330.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 497 - Internship

    KIN 497 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BCM 140 - Nutrition

    BCM 140 - Nutrition

    3.50 credit hours

    A study of food, the nutrients in foods, their biochemical function and how they interact in relation to physical and mental development and performance in humans. Laboratory required. Does not count toward the major in biochemistry, chemistry or biology.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of BIO 100, CHM 100 or two years of high school science.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BIO 147 - Anatomy and Physiology

    BIO 147 - Anatomy and Physiology

    3.75 credit hours

    The structure, function, and integration of systems of the human body. Laboratory studies in mammalian dissection and physiology. Laboratory required.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Strong science background or BIO 100 or BIO 104.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

Required Support Courses

  • PSY 100 - Psychology: Science of Behavior

    PSY 100 - Psychology: Science of Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the basic concepts, processes, theories and empirical findings concerning the behavior of organisms. Consideration is given to the following topics: physiological and developmental basis of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, states of consciousness, learning and memory and motivation and emotion, as well as personality, intellectual functioning, psychopathology and social influences on behavior.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S6 900

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 250 - Statistics

    PSY 250 - Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    A course stressing the methods, concepts and logic underlying the statistical evaluation of research data. The course stresses descriptive and inferential statistics, estimation and hypothesis testing and "why" as well as "when" to use various statistical methods. A working knowledge of basic algebraic techniques is necessary. Only one of PSY 250 and BUS 241/ECN 241 may be taken for credit.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 118 or higher.

    Core

    Mathematics.
    IAI

    M1 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 255 - Research Design and Experimentation

    PSY 255 - Research Design and Experimentation

    3.75 credit hours

    The activities involved in obtaining, accumulating and organizing scientific knowledge through experimentation are stressed in this course. The concepts, logic and methods which serve as a basis for designing and conducting scientific research are presented in lecture and laboratory periods, and are practiced in laboratory exercises and in individual projects. Laboratory required.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSY 100 and a minimum grade of C- in PSY 250.

    Schedule Of Classes

Prerequisite Courses

  • 100-level Biology course or strong science background
  • MTH 118 - Finite Mathematics or equivalent

Admission Requirements

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited program in athletic training is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of athletic training, or to serve as the pre-professional course of study for other allied health professions. The program leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The athletic training program begins with one year of pre-athletic training courses and clinical observations. The students must then apply for admission to the program, which involves a competitive selection process. Once admitted, the program consists of three years of professional and clinical education. Because of enrollment limitations, students who have completed the pre-athletic training year cannot be assured of admission to the professional and clinical education phase of the program.

Admission to the athletic training program is contingent upon the student satisfactorily completing the following prerequisites:

  1. Completion of one year of attendance at North Central College with a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.500 or higher (including transfer credits) and a 2.750 gpa or higher in all KIN and athletic training courses.
  2. Complete 50 hours of supervised observation in the North Central College athletic training facilities.
  3. Complete KIN 157, KIN 225 and KIN 325.
  4. Complete 100-level Biology course with a grade of "C" or better.
  5. Completion of all pre-admission skill competencies and proficiencies.
  6. Complete the North Central College written "Athletic Training Program Application."
  7. Write a brief essay discussing the student's reason for pursuing a career in athletic training and what the student's professional goals are.
  8. Submit two letters of recommendation. These letters must come from sources outside the NCC Athletic Training faculty and staff.
  9. Complete an interview with the Athletic Training Program Committee.
  10. Complete and submit the "Technical Standards for Admission" form
  11. Submit record of required immunizations.

During the course of the program, students are required to accumulate a minimum of 950 hours of supervised clinical experience with the North Central College intercollegiate athletic program or an affiliated site. These hours include the clinical experience course sequence and the required internship. Upon completion of the program, or during the Spring term of the senior year, students may apply to take the BOC certification exam.

Detailed information regarding admission and other ATP policies is posted in the North Central College ATP Admission Requirements and Technical Standards (https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/file/4973) and in the "Athletic Training Student Handbook." There are additional fees associated with the ATP (travel expenses for clinical assignments, uniforms, liability insurance, background check, conferences).

Athletic Training, B.S.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

Major Requirements

Requires 52.5 credit hours in KIN; students must complete a minimum of 121.5 total credit hours to graduate.

  • KIN 157 - Acute Care and Management

    KIN 157 - Acute Care and Management

    2.00 credit hours

    Students will develop knowledge and skill in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries, illnesses and conditions. Areas of study will include planning, examination, immediate emergent management, immediate musculoskeletal management, transportation and education. Students may not register for both KIN 147 and KIN 157.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ATP Program Director Consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 220 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience I (three terms of KIN 220 are required for a total of three credit hours)

    KIN 220 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience I

    1.00 credit hours

    Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Sophomore standing; acceptance into the Athletic Training program.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 225 - Introduction to Athletic Training I

    KIN 225 - Introduction to Athletic Training I

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory course to the profession of athletic training. Topics include history, terminology, evaluation, taping/wrapping, epidemiology, protective equipment, insurance and legal issues.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 157 or concurrent enrollment.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 247 - Human Anatomy

    KIN 247 - Human Anatomy

    3.50 credit hours

    An in-depth study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the human body including bones, bony processes, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves and major blood vessels of the human body. This course relates the structure of human anatomy to the injury and rehabilitation processes as well as the study of exercise and health education. Each body region discussed will include a discussion of the related bones, boney types and structures, joint types and movements, ligaments, muscular types, origins, insertions, innervations and actions and related structures, such as bursa, retinacula and fascia. Laboratory studies include exploration of the gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal systems of the human body through modeling. Laboratory required.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BIO 147.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 280 - Human Physiology

    KIN 280 - Human Physiology

    3.00 credit hours

    Further study of the control and function of human organ systems. Pathophysiological conditions associated with each system are studied. The role of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle in the progression and treatment of disease are covered for pathophysiological conditions and special populations where appropriate.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 or concurrent enrollment.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 285 - Applied Anatomy and Assessment Techniques

    KIN 285 - Applied Anatomy and Assessment Techniques

    1.50 credit hours

    The focus of this course is the practical study of surface anatomy. Topics include anatomical landmarks, palpation techniques, joint range of motion (active, passive and resistive), range of motion evaluation and manual muscle testing.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BIO 147.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 317 - Kinesiology

    KIN 317 - Kinesiology

    3.00 credit hours

    Analysis of human muscular movement and methods of correcting individual defects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 325 - Introduction to Athletic Training II

    KIN 325 - Introduction to Athletic Training II

    3.00 credit hours

    A continuation of KIN 225. Topics include pharmacology, ergogenic aids, nutrition, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, strength training and conditioning, environmental illness/injury and taping.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 225.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 330 - Athletic Training: Clinical Experience II (three terms of KIN 330 are required for a total of three credit hours)

    KIN 330 - Athletic Training: Clinical Experience II

    1.00 credit hours

    Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 220.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 340 - Assessment of Lower Extremity and Back Injuries and Conditions

    KIN 340 - Assessment of Lower Extremity and Back Injuries and Conditions

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the lower extremity and back.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 341 - Assessment of Upper Extremity, Head and Neck Injuries and Conditions

    KIN 341 - Assessment of Upper Extremity, Head and Neck Injuries and Conditions

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the upper extremity, head and neck.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 347 - Physiology of Exercise

    KIN 347 - Physiology of Exercise

    3.50 credit hours

    Investigation of cellular mechanisms of various body systems and the impact of acute exercise and prolonged training on those mechanisms; in-depth study of bioenergetics and metabolism; mechanisms associated with fatigue and recovery are discussed. Laboratory required. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 280.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 350 - Medical Aspects of Sports Medicine

    KIN 350 - Medical Aspects of Sports Medicine

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of skin conditions; disease; conditions affecting the digestive system, the reproductive system, the endocrine system, the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system; special populations; and congenital conditions. Additional topics include pharmacology and counseling/psychosocial interventions. A lecture format is used, with guest speakers on several topics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 325.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 351 - Athletic Training Administration

    KIN 351 - Athletic Training Administration

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the methods and strategies in the planning, coordination and supervision of an athletic training program. Topics include professional development, leadership and ethics, program development and management, facility planning and management, record keeping/information management, insurance, legal issues, emergency planning and pre-participation examinations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 325.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 410 - Fitness Evaluation

    KIN 410 - Fitness Evaluation

    3.00 credit hours

    Comparison of fitness tests and techniques followed in schools, health/fitness clubs and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Development of fitness assessment proficiencies and certification requirements of various certifying boards. Practical fieldwork. Exposure to fitness computer software programs. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247 and KIN 347.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 425 - Therapeutic Modalities

    KIN 425 - Therapeutic Modalities

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the theoretical and practical principles underlying the use of therapeutic modalities, including indications, contraindications, precautions and physiological effects. Proficiency in selection and application of appropriate therapeutic modalities is evaluated.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 430 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation

    KIN 430 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the role therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques play in the care and management of injuries and conditions. Topics include measurement in rehabilitation, principles of rehabilitation, classification of exercises and program development.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 440 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience III (three terms of KIN 440 are required for a total of three credit hours)

    KIN 440 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience III

    1.00 credit hours

    Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 330.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 497 - Internship

    KIN 497 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BCM 140 - Nutrition

    BCM 140 - Nutrition

    3.50 credit hours

    A study of food, the nutrients in foods, their biochemical function and how they interact in relation to physical and mental development and performance in humans. Laboratory required. Does not count toward the major in biochemistry, chemistry or biology.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of BIO 100, CHM 100 or two years of high school science.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BIO 147 - Anatomy and Physiology

    BIO 147 - Anatomy and Physiology

    3.75 credit hours

    The structure, function, and integration of systems of the human body. Laboratory studies in mammalian dissection and physiology. Laboratory required.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Strong science background or BIO 100 or BIO 104.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

Required Support Courses

  • PSY 100 - Psychology: Science of Behavior

    PSY 100 - Psychology: Science of Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the basic concepts, processes, theories and empirical findings concerning the behavior of organisms. Consideration is given to the following topics: physiological and developmental basis of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, states of consciousness, learning and memory and motivation and emotion, as well as personality, intellectual functioning, psychopathology and social influences on behavior.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S6 900

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 250 - Statistics

    PSY 250 - Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    A course stressing the methods, concepts and logic underlying the statistical evaluation of research data. The course stresses descriptive and inferential statistics, estimation and hypothesis testing and "why" as well as "when" to use various statistical methods. A working knowledge of basic algebraic techniques is necessary. Only one of PSY 250 and BUS 241/ECN 241 may be taken for credit.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 118 or higher.

    Core

    Mathematics.
    IAI

    M1 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 255 - Research Design and Experimentation

    PSY 255 - Research Design and Experimentation

    3.75 credit hours

    The activities involved in obtaining, accumulating and organizing scientific knowledge through experimentation are stressed in this course. The concepts, logic and methods which serve as a basis for designing and conducting scientific research are presented in lecture and laboratory periods, and are practiced in laboratory exercises and in individual projects. Laboratory required.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSY 100 and a minimum grade of C- in PSY 250.

    Schedule Of Classes

Additional Requirements for a B.S. Degree

  • MTH 152 - Calculus II

    MTH 152 - Calculus II

    3.00 credit hours

    Continuation of Calculus I with emphasis on integration and its applications. Required for the B.S. degree in any department.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 141 or MTH 151.

    Core

    Mathematics.
    IAI

    M1 900

    Schedule Of Classes

One of the following sequences:

  • CHM 141 - General Chemistry I: Bio-organic Molecules

    CHM 141 - General Chemistry I: Bio-organic Molecules

    3.75 credit hours

    An introduction to chemical principles through examples from the chemistry of carbon compounds and the molecules found in living systems, such as simple organic compounds, synthetic polymers, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Major topics include atomic and electronic structure, ions, molecules, bonding energies, hybridization, acid/base chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, steroechemistry and polymer chemistry. Laboratory required.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One year of high school chemistry; two years of high school algebra or MTH 095.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

  • CHM 142 - General Chemistry II: Environmental Chemistry

    CHM 142 - General Chemistry II: Environmental Chemistry

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to chemical principles within the context of the environmental issues of fuel and energy, water treatment and acid rain. Major chemical topics include gas laws, thermochemistry, redox, electrochemistry, aqueous reactions and solubility, equilibria, acid/base and buffers.

    Prerequisite(s)


    CHM 141.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

  • -or-

  • PHY 141 - Physics I

    PHY 141 - Physics I

    3.00 credit hours

    The first in a sequence of introductory physics courses. The study of motion using Newton's Laws and the conservation laws for energy and linear momentum. Laboratory required. Credit may be earned for only one of the following sequences: PHY 115 and PHY 116 or PHY 141, PHY 142, and 143 (PHY 143A or PHY 143C).

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 141/MTH 151 or concurrent enrollment.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHY 142 - Physics II

    PHY 142 - Physics II

    3.00 credit hours

    A continuation of PHY 141. Static equilibrium, rotational motion, conservation of angular momentum, oscillatory and wave motion, sound, geometric and physical optics. Calculus is used. Laboratory required. May not take PHY 142 after PHY 116.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PHY 141 or PHY 115; MTH 141 or MTH 151.

    Core

    Science (Lab).

    Schedule Of Classes

One of the following:

  • PSY 210 - Child Development

    PSY 210 - Child Development

    3.00 credit hours

    Theory and research from the field of child development are studied in order to better understand the child's physical, language, cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to adolescence.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSY 100.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S6 903

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 220 - Psychology of Adolescence

    PSY 220 - Psychology of Adolescence

    3.00 credit hours

    This course focuses on the developmental tasks of adolescence, such as forming an identity and developing mature relations with peers, family and possible mates. Theory and research in the area of adolescent psychology are examined.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSY 100.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S6 904

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 230 - Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

    PSY 230 - Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

    3.00 credit hours

    The focus of this course is on the developmental tasks of adulthood, beginning with the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and ending with the issues faced by the oldest members of our society. Discussion of theories and research related to identity, adult relationships, sexuality, careers and retirement, health and wellness, the biological process underlying aging and the pursuit of "successful aging."

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSY 100.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S6 905

    Schedule Of Classes

Prerequisite Courses

  • 100-level Biology course or strong science background
  • MTH 118 - Finite Mathematics or equivalent

Admission Requirements

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited program in athletic training is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of athletic training, or to serve as the pre-professional course of study for other allied health professions. The program leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The athletic training program begins with one year of pre-athletic training courses and clinical observations. The students must then apply for admission to the program, which involves a competitive selection process. Once admitted, the program consists of three years of professional and clinical education. Because of enrollment limitations, students who have completed the pre-athletic training year cannot be assured of admission to the professional and clinical education phase of the program.

Admission to the athletic training program is contingent upon the student satisfactorily completing the following prerequisites:

  1. Completion of one year of attendance at North Central College with a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.500 or higher (including transfer credits) and a 2.750 gpa or higher in all KIN and athletic training courses.
  2. Complete 50 hours of supervised observation in the North Central College athletic training facilities.
  3. Complete KIN 157, KIN 225 and KIN 325.
  4. Complete 100-level Biology course with a grade of "C" or better.
  5. Completion of all pre-admission skill competencies and proficiencies.
  6. Complete the North Central College written "Athletic Training Program Application."
  7. Write a brief essay discussing the student's reason for pursuing a career in athletic training and what the student's professional goals are.
  8. Submit two letters of recommendation. These letters must come from sources outside the NCC Athletic Training faculty and staff.
  9. Complete an interview with the Athletic Training Program Committee.
  10. Complete and submit the "Technical Standards for Admission" form
  11. Submit record of required immunizations.

During the course of the program, students are required to accumulate a minimum of 950 hours of supervised clinical experience with the North Central College intercollegiate athletic program or an affiliated site. These hours include the clinical experience course sequence and the required internship. Upon completion of the program, or during the Spring term of the senior year, students may apply to take the BOC certification exam.

Detailed information regarding admission and other ATP policies is posted in the North Central College ATP Admission Requirements and Technical Standards (https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/file/4973) and in the "Athletic Training Student Handbook." There are additional fees associated with the ATP (travel expenses for clinical assignments, uniforms, liability insurance, background check, conferences).

NOTE:  This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

KIN 100 Multi-Activities (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 101 Jogging (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 102 Cardiovascular Cross Training (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 103 Weight Training (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 109 Downhill Skiing (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 110 Badminton (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 111 Bowling (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 113 Golf (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 114 Power Volleyball (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 115 Rock Climbing (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 116 Self Defense (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 118 Tennis (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 119 Scuba Diving (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 120 Outdoor Education (3.00)
A course designed to achieve personal growth and self-directed learning experiences through shared educational adventures in the outdoors. Emphasis is on the development of wilderness and problem-solving skills and ecological awareness in non-competitive, personal growth, cooperative activities. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 124 Basketball (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 125 Varsity Baseball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 126 Varsity Basketball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 127 Varsity Cross Country & Track (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 128 Varsity Football (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 129 Varsity Golf (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 130 Varsity Soccer (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 131 Varsity Softball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 132 Varsity Swimming (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 133 Varsity Tennis (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 134 Varsity Volleyball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 135 Varsity Wrestling (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 136 Varsity Lacrosse (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 137 Varsity Bowling (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity Course.

KIN 138 Varsity Triathlon (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity Course.

KIN 145 Musical Theatre Dance I (2.00)
An introductory course in jazz, ballet, and tap techniques for the stage. The course includes instruction in the history and theory of musical theatre, dance, and the basic building blocks of choreography. This course assumes no prior dance experience and is open to all students interested in dance training for performance. This course may be repeated for credit once. Same as: THE 145.

KIN 147 First Aid (2.00)
Proper techniques and methods employed through the immediate and temporary care given to an injured person.

KIN 149 Wellness (3.00)
Emphasis on concepts that examine divergent perspective on the definitions of the dimensions of wellness. Topics introduce and review varying health issues that are pertinent to modern day society challenging the importance of how to achieve self-responsibility. Development and implementation of a behavior change plan is required. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

KIN 150 History of Physical Education and Sport (3.00)
Consideration of historical and philosophical foundations and the effect on present day sport and physical education. Core: Social Science.

KIN 151 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education (3.00)
This course is designed as a professional orientation in the field of teaching physical education. The prospective teaching will be provided with a general concept of history, philosophy, current practice, organization and administration in teaching. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): EDN 101 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 155 Introduction to the Health Sciences (2.00)
A gateway for Health Science majors, providing an overview of the wide variety of careers in the health sciences. Speakers will be invited to discuss their role in the health care system, educational and professional requirements, practice settings and professional organizations.

KIN 156 Medical Terminology (2.00)
Basic medical language skills are introduced. Required competencies to increase the student’s abilities to examine medical literature and to communicate with health care professionals are developed.

KIN 157 Acute Care and Management (2.00)
Students will develop knowledge and skill in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries, illnesses, and conditions. Areas of study will include planning, examination, immediate emergent management, immediate musculoskeletal management, transportation and education. Students may not register for both KIN 147 and KIN 157. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite(s): ATP Program Director Consent.

KIN 195 Motor Learning and Development (3.00)
This course will provide a foundational understanding of the concepts in motor learning and motor development and the impact of motor development on motor learning. Topics will include lifespan development of motor skills; how differences in motor, cognitive and social abilities affect the how, why, and when a human learns motor skills; and how to develop and implement developmentally appropriate movement programs. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

KIN 200 Methods of Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education (2.00)
A survey of outdoor education practices, principles, history and theory. Environmental education, adventure and outdoor education will be introduced as they relate to the educational setting. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 210 Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care (2.00)
An introduction to the fundamental practice of applying medical evidence to clinical practice across the health professions. Students learn the basic concepts of evidence based practice as it applies to health care and the interpretation of research, enabling students to discuss these findings with patients and peers in order to make collaborative, patient/client-centered health-care decisions. Prerequisite(s): PSY 250 and KIN 156.

KIN 216 Advanced Self-Defense (2.00)
An advanced section designed to develop and perfect self-defense skills. Personal awareness and current laws relating to self-preservation are discussed in-depth. Individual rights and the judicial system are examined. Prerequisite(s): KIN 116.

KIN 220 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing; acceptance into the Athletic Training program.

KIN 222 Foundations of Exercise Science (3.00)
Introduces students to the field of exercise science as as discipline and profession. Topics include the role of physical activity on morbidity and mortality, methods and techniques the fitness professional will use to develop positive lifestyle behaviors in their clients, basic components of fitness, liability concerns and considerations, professional roles and certifications, careers in fitness and health, and facility management among others. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

KIN 225 Introduction to Athletic Training I (3.00)
An introductory course to the profession of athletic training. Topics include history, terminology, evaluation, wellness, taping/wrapping, epidemiology, protective equipment, insurance and legal issues. Prerequisite(s): KIN 157 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 230 Community Health (3.00)
Critical analysis of cultural and economic factors on the health of individuals and society and the relationship to the planning and evaluating of community health programs are addressed. Emphasis on the facilitation of school health program collaborations are examined as an avenue of addressing public health issues amongst community constituents with children and young adults.

KIN 231 School Health and Methods of Physical Activity (3.00)
This course introduces teacher candidates intending to work with children and adolescents to the school-wide and classroom teaching philosophies and methods of health education and physical activity. Skills based instructional strategies such as goal setting, team-building, communication, conflict resolution, stress management, and decision-making are emphasized to contribute to the understanding of the developmental dynamic between health and movement.

KIN 242 Somatics (3.00)
The discipline of somatic studies emphasizes the unity of mind and body, and an integrated experience for increased self-awareness. The course will introduce students to a range of somatic modalities including yoga, tai chi, pilates and meditation. Additionally the course will focus on experiential learning including imagery based movement and hands-on re-patterning techniques. Same as: THE 242.

KIN 245 Musical Theatre Dance II (1.50)
An extension of Musical Theatre Dance I. This course has its emphasis in jazz, tap, and ballet techniques as applied to musical theatre at an intermediate level. This course also covers choreography in jazz and tap and auditioning techniques. This course may be repeated once for credit. Same as: THE 245. Prerequisite(s): THE 145/KIN 145 or instructor consent.

KIN 246 Jazz Dance (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on jazz dance from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the jazz dance portion of THE 245/KIN 245. Same as: THE 246. May be taken for 0.00 or 1.50 hours. Repeatable course. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or instructor consent.

KIN 247 Human Anatomy (3.50)
An in-depth study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the human body including bones, bony processes, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves and major blood vessels of the human body. This course relates the structure of human anatomy to the injury and rehabilitation processes as well as the study of exercise and health education. Each body region discussed will include a discussion of the related bones, boney types and structures, joint types and movements, ligaments, muscular types, origins, insertions, innervations and actions and related structures, such as bursa, retinacula and fascia. Laboratory studies include exploration of the gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal systems of the human body through modeling. Laboratory required. Prerequisite(s): BIO 147.

KIN 248 Tap Dance (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on tap dance from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the tap dance portion of THE 245/KIN 248. Same as: THE 248. May be taken for 0.00 or 1.50 hours. Repeatable course. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or instructor consent.

KIN 249 Contemporary Modern Dance (0.00-1.50)
A study of classical modern dance techniques combined with modalities of yoga, pilates, taichi and post-modern techniques. Students will become equally proficient in traditional modern technique and the latest developments in contemporary dance. Repeatable course. Same As: THE 247. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or instructor consent.

KIN 250 Introduction to Sport Management (3.00)
The foundational or introductory course for sport management majors. The historical development of sport management as a profession and as an academic discipline is traced. The diverse variety of opportunities in sport management is presented. Selected functional areas of contemporary sport management are surveyed relative to supervisory responsibilities of the sport management professional.

KIN 251 Introduction to Sport Management II (3.00)
An examination of and extension of the introductory course and will explore concepts in facility and event management, media/public relations, ethical challenges in sport management as well as an in-depth look at intercollegiate and professional sports. Prerequisite(s): KIN 250.

KIN 252 Ballet (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on ballet from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the ballet portion of THE 245/KIN 245. Repeatable course. Same as: THE 252. May take for 0.00 or 1.50 hours. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or consent of instructor.

KIN 254 Choreography (1.50)
A choreography workshop which explores the technique and skills required to create dance and movement for the stage. The course explores methods of approaching various types of work, from musical staging to dance numbers. Repeatable course. Same as: THE 254.

KIN 255 Methods of Teaching Team Sports (3.00)
A study of the components used in teaching team sports. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 257 Methods of Teaching Individual Sports (3.00)
A study of components used in teaching individual sports. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 260 Psychological Aspects of Coaching (3.00)
An examination of the psychological principles which influence the athlete, coach, and performance.

KIN 262 Sport in Modern Society (2.00)
The study of sociological and cultural aspects of sport in modern society. Prerequisite(s): KIN 150.

KIN 272 Sport and Art (2.00)
An examination of the aesthetic relationships between sport and art and analyzes sport subjects and their representation in art. Topics of interest may include visual art, film, and literature. An example might be an analysis of the works of Frederic Remington, Thomas Eakins, and George Bellows and their role in the representation of American masculinity.

KIN 274 Lifeguard Training (2.00)
Red Cross certification in the proper techniques and methods employed in lifeguarding. Prerequisite(s): Swimming ability (CPR and first aid card required for Red Cross certification).

KIN 276 Methods of Teaching Rhythmic Movement Rhythmic Movement (3.00)
A study of the components used in teaching rhythmic movement. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 279 Introduction to Water Safety (2.00)
The emphasis in this course is on basic strokes and preparation in the materials and methods of teaching aquatics. Appropriate for all swimmers; required for physical education students. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor.

KIN 280 Human Physiology (3.00)
Further study of the control and function of human organ systems. Pathophysiological conditions associated with each system are studied. The role of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle in the progression and treatment of disease are covered for pathophysiological conditions and special populations where appropriate. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 285 Applied Anatomy and Assessment Techniques (1.50)
The focus of this course is the practical study of surface anatomy. Topics include anatomical landmarks, palpation techniques, joint range of motion (active, passive, and resistive), range of motion evaluation, and manual muscle testing. Prerequisite(s): BIO 147. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 247.

KIN 290 Methods of Teaching Adapted Physical Education (2.00)
This course is designed to give prospective physical educators a practical understanding of the importance of adapting physical education for individuals with disabilities. An in-depth understanding of designing physical education/activity programs to meet the needs of individuals with a variety of disabilities and a wide range of effective teaching methods and strategies relative to teaching students with special needs will be provided. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 195; EDN 330 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 310 Principles of Epidemiology for the Health Sciences (3.00)
The basic principles and methods of epidemiology and their application to research in the health sciences. Students develop fundamental skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate relevant literature in the health sciences and the utilization of an epidemiological approach to disease and intervention. Prerequisite(s): KIN 280.

KIN 311 Methods of Teaching Fitness Education (3.00)
Presents strategies to incorporate health-related fitness and activities into physical education programs. Students will learn to develop a curriculum based on state and national standards and guidelines, apply fitness concepts, and motivate students to live healthy, active lives. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 195 and KIN 247.

KIN 312 Methods and Evaluation in Physical Education (3.00)
This course covers the perceptual motor and movement education concepts, basic sills, game activities, approach and techniques of teaching. It serves to aid students in gaining knowledge about age and skill appropriate methodology for physical education and the elementary classroom. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151 and KIN 195. Concurrent enrollment in EDN 200 and EDN 201.

KIN 314 Curriculum Design and Administration in Physical Education (3.00)
Actively engages students in the curriculum design process by studying the philosophical bases, objectives, selection, and sequencing of activities, materials, and evaluation of various curriculums. Prerequisite(s): EDN 333 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 315 Research Methods in the Health Sciences (3.00)
This course serves as a bridge between evidence-based practice and health care research methods by presenting the study of systematic approaches in conducting research which can be applied to several specialties in the health sciences. A practical approach to both quantitative and qualitative research will be addressed, including development of a question, conducting comprehensive literature reviews, development of a hypothesis, identification of variables and drafting research proposals. Prerequisite(s): KIN 210 and KIN 310.

KIN 317 Kinesiology (3.00)
Analysis of human muscular movement and methods of correcting individual defects. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247.

KIN 320 Sport and Recreation Marketing (3.00)
This course is designed to assist students in creating and critiquing marketing, promotion and public relation efforts specific to sport. Emphasis will be placed on the five p's of sport marketing: price, promotion, product, place and public relations. Prerequisite(s): BUS 368, KIN 250 and KIN 251.

KIN 322 Sport Law and Organization (3.00)
This course is designed to provide students the requisite knowledge of legal issues surrounding sport and the sporting industry. Topics include negligence, liability, and waivers; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; social issues such as drug testing and hazing; employment law; and risk management. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented. Prerequisite(s): BUS 205, KIN 250 and KIN 251.

KIN 324 - Sport Event and Facility Management (3.00)
Introduces students to planning, funding, operating and evaluating events within the sport industry and the role facilities play. Direct involvement with planning and managing an event is a key construct of the application of the principles and practices learned. Prerequisite(s): KIN 251.

KIN 325 Introduction to Athletic Training II (3.00)
A continuation of KIN 225. Topics include pharmacology, ergogenic aids, nutrition, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, strength training and conditioning, environmental illness/injury and taping. Prerequisite(s): KIN 225.

KIN 330 Athletic Training: Clinical Experiences II (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite(s): KIN 220.

KIN 331 Curriculum Development, Methods, and Evaluation in Health Education (3.00)
A development of skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective comprehensive school health education curricular models that address diverse learners. Constructing a scope and sequence plan aligned with priority areas based on the needs of youth identified at the national, state and local level. Prerequisite(s): KIN 352 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

KIN 340 Assessment of Lower Extremity and Back Injuries and Conditions (3.00)
A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the lower extremity and back. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 285.

KIN 341 Assessment of Upper Extremity, Head and Neck Injuries and Conditions. (3.00)
A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the upper extremity, head and neck. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 285.

KIN 345 Training Techniques (3.00)
In-depth study of safe and effective training techniques including resistance training using free weights, weight machines, resistive bands, body weight and other major fitness equipment. Plyometrics, speed and agility drills and core stability exercises will be studied. Proper execution of exercise along with spotting techniques and appropriate cuing will be emphasized. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of techniques. Prerequisite(s): KIN 222 and KIN 247. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please contact the instructor.

KIN 347 Physiology of Exercise (3.50)
Investigation of cellular mechanisms of various body systems and the impact of acute exercise and prolonged training on those mechanisms; in-depth study of bioenergetics and metabolism; mechanisms associated with fatigue and recovery are discussed. Laboratory required. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 280.

KIN 350 Medical Aspects of Sports Medicine (3.00)
A survey of skin conditions; disease; conditions affecting the digestive system, reproductive system, endocrine system, respiratory system, and cardiovascular system; special populations; and congenital conditions. Additional topics include pharmacology and counseling/psychosocial interventions. A lecture format is used, with guest speakers on several topics. Prerequisite(s): KIN 325.

KIN 351 Athletic Training Administration (3.00)
An examination of the methods and strategies in the planning, coordination, and supervision of an athletic training program. Topics include professional development, leadership and ethics, program development and management, facility planning and management, record keeping/information management, insurance, legal issues, emergency planning, and pre-participation examinations. Prerequisite(s): KIN 325.

KIN 352 Advanced Concepts of Health Program Planning (3.00)
In-depth exploration of the health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, and relationship to the principles of addressing health literacy levels through community or school-based settings. Prerequisite(s): KIN 149; KIN 230 or KIN 231.

KIN 354 Applied Nutrition and Body Weight Management (3.00)
Individuals who are prescribing fitness programming must understand the concepts associated with managing a healthy weight. This course explores the effects of body composition and nutrition on aspects of health, performance, and injury prevention. Tools for assessment of body composition and methods of programming for gaining lean body mass or losing body fat are discussed. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): BCM 140 and KIN 347.

KIN 355 Teaching Sexuality Education (3.00)
Essential content and skills for teaching K-12 sexuality education in the school and community. Methods of teaching anatomy and physiology, puberty and adolescent development, identity, pregnancy and reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, health relationships, and personal safety will be addressed. Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to direct the emotionally charged issue of sexuality with youth. Prerequisite(s): KIN 149; KIN 230 or KIN 231.

KIN 360 Sport in Society (3.00)
An historical study of sport across time and cultures. A comparative analysis of sport and its uses in ancient, medieval, and modern societies is undertaken. Work-leisure patterns that developed over the course of American history are examined. Primary consideration of the urban, industrial, and commercial processes that contributed to culture formation with particular emphases on class and gender relations, commercialized leisure practices, and the impact of the mass media in the formation of value systems. Discussion of theories relative to the role of sport in society, with particular emphasis on globalization, colonialism and cultural hemegony in the Caribbean, Pacific Rim and Asia. Same as: SOA 360. ACR: Intercultural.

KIN 362 Sport, Politics, and Power (2.00)
This course is designed to examine the uses of sport as a political tool in the creation of, maintenance of, or resistance to power in both global and local spheres.

KIN 390 Special Topics in Sport Management (3.00)
Each version of this course will feature a selected topic relevant to the dynamic field of sport management. Repeatable with different topics.

KIN 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 410 Fitness Evaluation (3.00)
Comparison of fitness tests and techniques followed in schools, health/fitness clubs, and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Development of fitness assessment proficiencies and certification requirements of various certifying boards. Practical fieldwork. Exposure to fitness computer software programs. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 347.

KIN 415 Health Care Systems and Policy (3.00)
Students explore the structure and function of the U.S. Health Care System. A multidisciplinary examination of the delivery, quality and cost of health care will include a broad, fundamental overview of the healthcare industry, as well as the application of health care informatics on care delivery. Prerequisite(s): SOA 215 and SOA 335.

KIN 420 Exercise Program for the Fitness Professional (3.00)
A thorough study of the techniques used to design exercise programs for improvement of muscular system and cardiovascular system performance. The focus of the class is exercise prescription for the general adult population, however special populations will be examined. Topics include designing programs to enhance speed, agility, strength, power endurance, and hypertrophy. Body weight management programs and nutritional interventions are discussed. The proper use of medicine balls, kettle bells, therapeutic balls, and elastic tubing and bands is also discussed. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 410.

KIN 425 Therapeutic Modalities (3.00)
A study of the theoretical and practical principles underlying the use of therapeutic modalities, including indications, contraindications, precautions, and physiological effects. Proficiency in selection and application of appropriate therapeutic modalities is evaluated. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

KIN 430 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation (3.00)
An examination of the role therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques play in the care and management of injuries and conditions. Topics include measurement in rehabilitation, principles of rehabilitation, classification of exercises, and program development. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

KIN 440 Athletic Training Clinical Experience III (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite(s): KIN 330.

KIN 490 Leadership, Ethics, and Values in Sport And Fitness (3.00)
This interdisciplinary course covers philosophical, historical, and sociological roots of contemporary gender, race, and moral issues in the realm of sport and fitness. Leadership theory, the role of leadership and followership, values clarification, and ethical decision making to promote critical analysis and behavioral change is fostered through discussion, group projects, and individual written assignments. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing. ACR: Leadership, Ethics, & Values.

KIN 495 Senior Seminar and Internship (2.00)
This dynamic and interactive course serves as the capstone for the Health Science major. Students complete an internship while attending the seminar once weekly. The seminar allows students to review, assess and apply concepts learned throughout the major course sequence. It also allows the development of inter-professional healthcare skills. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

KIN 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 498 Exercise Science Internship Seminar (1.00)
Provides students the opportunity to reflect and engage more completely in the internship experience. Course includes weekly reflections of the internship experience, group discussions of discipline related topics and a culminating project. Prerequisite(s): KIN 345. Concurrent enrollment in KIN 497.

KIN 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

Taylor Arman

Instructor of Kinesiology; Athletic Training Coordinator of Clinical Education
KIN,CE
630-637-5575
Jeremy Fransen

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Exercise Science Program Director
KIN
Larry Jinkins

Clinical Coordinator for Sport Management; Instructor of Sport Management
KIN
630-637-5737
Tamara Kadera

Half-time Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
KIN
(630)637-5746
Heidi Matthews

Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences; Professor of Kinesiology
KIN
630-637-5511
Beverly Menninger

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor
School of Educ & Health Sci
630-637-5751
Jason Rice

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
KIN
630-637-5736
Kendall Selsky

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
KIN
630-637-5546
Michelle Sheperd

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Masters in Occupational Therapy
KIN
630-637-5739
Marilyn Skarbek

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Exercise Science Clinical Coordinator
KIN
(630) 637-5495
William Wienke

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Assistant Football Coach
KIN
630-637-5612
Tammy Wynard

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Director Teaching PE Program Coordinator; Chair of the Department of Kinesiology
KIN
630-637-5743
Kristin Paloncy

Health Science Program Director/Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
630-637-5515

Faculty Emeriti

Gerald Gems
Professor of Kinesiology Emeritus
A.A., Mayfair Junior College, 1975; B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1980; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1989
grgems@noctrl.edu

Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your athletic training education.

CATS (Cardinal Athletic Training Students)

This organization is open to students majoring in athletic training or a related allied health profession. Among other things, the group invites professional speakers to campus, visits other athletic training or sports medicine facilities, attends professional meetings and seminars, and serves as a networking resource. 

HEXA (Health and Exercise Association)

This organization is open to student majoring in exercise science or who are interested in learning about a career in health and exercise.  Among other things, the group invites professional speakers to campus, visits fitness and human performance training facilities, attends professional meetings and seminars, and serves as a networking resource.

PHO (Pre-Health Organization)

PHO is a student-run organization that provides helpful information, valuable resources, and amazing opportunities to North Central College students who are interested in entering health-related careers such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, and much more!

Hands-on experience

The ATP program builds in rotations at clinical sites and an internship (see Clinical Education for details). Students have completed internships with the following organizations:

  • Area high schools
  • Outpatient physical therapy clinics
  • Northwestern University
  • Professional sports
  • Club sports (cheerleading, volleyball, gymnastics)

 

 

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors as health care providers.
  • Effectively communicate in both written and oral forms in the delivery of health care.
  • Recognize the athletic trainer's role as a health care provider within the constantly evolving health care delivery system.
  • Promote the profession of athletic training through interdisciplinary collaboration and commitment to life-long continuing education.
  • Implement critical thinking skills in the delivery of patient-centered care, demonstrating competent athletic training knowledge and clinical skills.
  • Provide the best possible patient care through the use of evidence based clinical practice.
BOC Results 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 7 13 11 9 33
Number of students graduating from program who took exam 7 13 11 9 33
Number of students who passed the exam on the first time 6 12 10 8 30
Percentage of students who passed the exam on the first attempt 86% 92% 91% 89% 91%
Number of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts 7 12 11 8 31
Percentage of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts 100% 92% 100% 89% 94%

TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION TO THE ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM

The Athletic Training Program at North Central College is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). All students admitted to the Athletic Training Program must meet the following abilities and expectations. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program. Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the BOC certification exam. Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate:

1. The ability to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.

2. Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.

3. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.

4. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.

5. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.

6. The perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training program as outlined and sequenced.

7. Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.

8. Affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.

Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program will be required to verify they understand and meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations. The Director of Student Disability Services in the Center for Student Success will evaluate a student who states he/she could meet the program’s technical standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws.

If a student states he/she can meet the technical standards with accommodation, then the College will determine whether it agrees that the student can meet the technical standards with reasonable accommodations, taking into account whether accommodations would jeopardize clinician/patient safety, or the education process of the student or the institution, including all coursework, clinical experiences and internships deemed essential to graduation.

I certify that I have read and understand the technical standards for selection listed above, and I believe to the best of my knowledge that I meet each of these standards without accommodation. I understand that if I am unable to meet these standards I will not be admitted into the program.

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Signature of Applicant                        Date

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Signature of Physician                       Date


I certify that I have read and understand the technical standards of selection listed above and I believe to the best of my knowledge that I can meet each of these standards with certain accommodations. I will contact the Director of Student Disability Services in the Center for Student Success to determine what accommodations may be available. I understand that if I am unable to meet these standards with or without accommodations, I will not be admitted into the program.

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Signature of Applicant                        Date

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Signature of Physician                       Date


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