Course: KIN 453/L. Evaluation, Assessment and Program Development for People with Physical Disabilities and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: KIN 311/L. This course is designed to teach evaluation and assessment techniques used in adapted therapeutic exercise settings and various research assessment tools. Students are expected to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in clinical assessment, use a variety of assessment tools, and evaluate adapted therapeutic exercise programs designed for individuals with physical disabilities. Various sub-disciplines of kinesiology that apply to adapted physical activity and therapeutic exercise, such as anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, pedagogical and socio-psychological aspects, will be covered in this course. Students will be able to integrate the knowledge and learn how to assess needs and design an individualized exercise program. In addition to the lecture class, all students will have clinical experiences working with exercise participants with physical disabilities in a lab class (KIN 453L). Available for graduate credit. Lecture 2 hours, lab 2 hours.