Kinesiology and Dance

Undergraduate Program Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Dance provides students with the education necessary to pursue careers in allied health sciences (Medical School, Physician's Assistant, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic Medicine, Nursing, Ultrasound, Radiography, etc.), Athletic Training, Physical Education, Dance and a variety of careers in the fitness and wellness industry. Details of the degree programs and their respective concentrations are provided below.

The department also offers minors in Dance and Exercise Science.

Graduate Program Information

The PhD in Kinesiology encompasses opportunities for focused study in physiological, biomechanical, psychological, and pedagogical domains of human movement. Program emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills needed for high quality research and innovative teaching. Students are expected to become proficient in research methods within their respective areas of interests. The program prepares students for postdoctoral or faculty positions in higher education, or positions in applied sport and clinical settings. Students are expected to work with specific faculty members to explore interests in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning, Sport Psychology, Motor Behavior, Aging, Physical Education, and Dance.

Admission

The Department of Kinesiology and Dance offers a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Kinesiology. To maximize consideration for admittance (for a recommended August start date), candidates should submit applications by January 15 of that same year.

Students are admitted to graduate study on the basis of their potential for achievement in research, scholarship and teaching. The most promising applicants will be accepted. Because the number of students that the department can successfully accommodate is limited, it will not always be possible to admit all qualified applicants. The admissions committee will consider any material that a candidate for admission wishes to present. Application forms and instructions are available here: http://prospective.nmsu.edu/graduate/apply/index.html. The minimum application consists of the following:

  1. A completed Graduate School admission application.
  2. Complete transcripts of all college work, reflecting a bachelors and a masters degree - preferred (or 30 hours of graduate work) in a related field of study, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in prior degree programs.
  3. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (there is no minimum requirement; however, scores will be considered during the admission process).
  4. Three letters of recommendation from professors, employers or others who are qualified to evaluate your potential for successful graduate work.
  5. A curriculum vitae or resume.
  6. A personal statement explaining how graduate work at NMSU fits your educational and career goals.
  7. A reference to the specific member whose work is of particular interest to you.
  8. A letter of support from at least one faculty member from the Department of Kinesiology and Dance indicating an interest in guiding you through your program of studies.

Faculty and Administration

Department Head:  Phillip G. Post, PhD

Graduate Faculty

  • Christopher A. Aiken, PhD, Graduate Program Coordinator (Assistant Professor-Motor Behavior, Louisiana State University)
  • Ray Backlund, PhD, Program Director Dance, (Assistant Professor-Dance)
  • Joseph M. Berning, PhD, Kinesiology Program Director, (Professor-Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska)
  • Frank G. “Paco” Gilpin, MS (College Professor-Spanish Dance, New Mexico State University)
  • Jemin Kim, PhD (Assistant Professor-Biomechanics, Texas Women's University)
  • Sang-Rok, Lee, PhD (Assistant Professor-Exercise Physiology, Florida State University)
  • Kimberly L. Oliver, PhD (Professor-Physical Education, Virginia Polytechnical Institute)
  • Phillip G. Post, PhD (Professor-Sports Psychology, University of Tennessee)
  • Larissa True, PhD (Associate Professor-Motor Behavior, Michigan State University)

Instructional Faculty

  • Raquel S. Aranda, MS (College Assistant Professor-Physical Education, New Mexico State University)
  • Ann N. Gavit, MA (College Assistant Professor-Dance, New Mexico State University)
  • Michael Gregory, MA, Clinical Coordinator AT (College Instructor-Athletic Training, New Mexico State University)
  • Shon Meyer, MS (College Assistant Professor-Kinesiology, University of Idaho)
  • Kimberly O’Connell, MS Athletic Training Program Director, (College Assistant Professor-Athletic Training, California University of Pennsylvania)

Dept Phone:   (575) 646-2216

Website:  https://kind.nmsu.edu/kin/

Dance Courses

DANC 1110G. Dance Appreciation

3 Credits (3)

This course introduces the student to the diverse elements that make up the world of dance, including a broad historic overview,roles of the dancer, choreographer and audience, and the evolution of the major genres. Students will learn the fundamentals of dance technique, dance history, and a variety of dance aesthetics. Restricted to: Main campus only.

DANC 1130. Ballet I

1 Credit (1)

This course is the beginning level of ballet technique. Students learn the basic fundamentally and performance skills of ballet techniques, which may include flexibility, strength, body alignment, coordination, range of motion, vocabulary, and musicality. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DANC 1131. Introduction to Ballroom Dance

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to ballroom dance for non dance majors. Students will learn basic ballroom technique and partnering work. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1135. Introduction to Argentine Tango

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to skills and techniques of Argentine Tango.

DANC 1140. Flamenco I

1 Credit (1)

This course introduces the student to the art of flamenco and its cultural features and significance. Students will learn the fundamentals of this art form and introductory techniques and skills, which may include handwork, footwork, postures, and specific dances. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DANC 1150. Modern Dance I

1 Credit (1)

Modern Dance techniques and styles. Students are introduced to proper warm-up techniques, body alignment, control and flexibility. Students work with various rhythms and combinations of movements. The course emphasizes dance technique and creative experience. The history, terminology and philosophy of Modern Dance are also discussed. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DANC 1155. Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance

1 Credit (1)

This course provides an atmosphere of safety and encouragement in which students can express creativity and individuality through hip-hop dance. No previous dance experience required. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1185. Beginning Country Western Dance

1 Credit (1)

Beginning County Western dance, including Country Western two-step, nightclub two-step, polka, and Country Western line dance. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1220. Introduction Latin Social Dance

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to Latin social dance for non dance majors. Students will learn basic Latin dance technique and partnering work. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1235. Intro to West Coast Sw

1 Credit (1)

Students will learn to dance the smooth style of Swing. The West Coast Swing may be danced to ANY style of music that has a beat (Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Disco, House). Also featured is the Hustle (fast paced and exhilarating). May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1460. Dance for Musical Theater I

1 Credit (1)

This course provides students with an understanding of the Tap and Jazz Dance technique for use in Musical Theater and other performance genres at the beginning level. This course is designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding of Tap and Jazz Dance as art forms. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

DANC 2114. Dance Sport I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based, team formation dance in a variety of Latin and ballroom dances. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2130. Ballet II

2 Credits (2)

Intermediate level of ballet technique; Introduction of more advanced Ballet vocabulary at barre/center work; increase flexibility, strength, body alignment, and coordination for practice of steps/combinations with variations in timing and changes of facing. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2130L. Ballet Technique II Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level ballet technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2140. Flamenco II

2 Credits (2)

The structure of flamenco through choreographies that represent the basic flamenco dance forms: Fandangos de Huelva, Alegrias, Solea par Bulerias, and Tientos/Tangos. The course will also cover intermediate flamenco technique including footwork, palm as (hand claps), braceo (movement of the arms), and floreo (movement of the hands) May be repeated up to 8 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1140.

DANC 2140L. Flamenco Dance II Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level Flamenco dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1140 or instructor permission.

DANC 2142. Classical Spanish II

2 Credits (1+3P)

The study of theory, techniques, and practice of Classical Spanish at the intermediate level. Includes historical and cultural contexts of this art form. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1140.

DANC 2142L. Spanish Dance II Lab

1 Credit (1P)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level Spanish dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2150. Modern Dance II

2 Credits (2)

Modern II is designed to further the student’s abilities in modern dance technique, to enhance efficient use of weight and momentum, to release held patterns in the body’s mechanics, to enrich spatial awareness, and to begin work on performance techniques. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2150L. Modern Dance Technique II Lab

1 Credit (1P)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level modern dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2155. Hip Hop Dance Ensemble I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in hip hop dance. Instruction includes dance repertory and choreography for stage, commercial/industry, and competitive dance areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 2157. Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance

2 Credits (2)

This course is for students who have experience in Hip-Hop dance. The movement material will cover West coast and Southern styles with the inclusion of the history and evolution of Hip-Hop dance. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2161. Tap Dance II

1 Credit (1)

Continued study of skills and techniques of tap dance at the advanced level. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

Prerequisite: DANC 1161 or consent of instructor.

DANC 2250. Contemporary Dance Ensemble I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in contemporary dance. Instruction includes contemporary dance repertory and choreography for stage, outdoor arenas, and site-specific areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2251. Spanish Dance Ensembles I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in dance with an emphasis in Spanish Dance. Instruction includes dance repertory and choreography for stage, outdoor arenas, and site-specific areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2265. Principles of Choreography I

3 Credits (3)

Solo dance choreography technique. The course must be passed with a grade of C or higher. Offered the Fall of even years only. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 2270. Improvisation I

2 Credits (2)

Development of movement improvisational skills with complex examination of improvisational structures. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2310. Bronze American Rhythm

2 Credits (2)

Bronze level American Rhythm patterns, techniques, and partnering with emphasis on elements of dance. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

DANC 2311. Bronze American Smooth

2 Credits (2)

Bronze level American Smooth patterns, technique, and partnering with an emphasis on the elements of dance. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2320. Bronze International Latin

2 Credits (2)

This is the style of Latin dance that is danced around the globe and is featured in the World DanceSport Championships. Students will learn the Bronze Level figures and techniques in four (4) International Style dances: Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba & Jive. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2321. Bronze International Standard

2 Credits (2)

This is the style of Ballroom dance that is performed around the globe and is featured in the World DanceSport Championships. Learn the Bronze Level figures and techniques in five (5) International Style dances: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep. Students will focus on understanding technical elements of dance, memorizing and performing routines. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2460. Dance for Musical Theater II

2 Credits (2)

This course provides students with an understanding of the Tap and Jazz Dance technique for use in Musical Theater and other performance genres at the intermediate level. This course is designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding of Tap and Jazz Dance as art forms. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1460 or consent of instructor.

DANC 3110. DanceSport Pedagogy: Smooth

3 Credits (3)

In this teacher education course, students will begin to develop skills necessary in becoming a successful, professional Ballroom Dance Instructor. Students will gain technical mastery of Bronze level figures in the four (4) American Style Smooth Ballroom Dances to include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz. Students will gain practical teaching experience in the area of Group Class Instruction with required in class practicums. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2311.

DANC 3114. Dance Sport II

1 Credit (1)

Advanced performance-based, team formation dance in a variety of Latin and social dances. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and audition-based.

DANC 3130. Ballet Technique III

3 Credits (3)

The study of intermediate/advanced classical ballet technique including vocabulary, history and practical application of functional anatomy. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2130 or consent of instructor.

DANC 3130L. Ballet Technique III Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate/advanced level ballet technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2130.

DANC 3140. Flamenco III

3 Credits (3)

Advanced study in flamenco dance technique, its cultural history and pedagogy methods. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 3140L. Flamenco Dance III Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of advanced level Flamenco dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 3142. Classical Spanish Dance III

3 Credits (3)

Advanced study of Classical Spanish Dance with castanets, cultural history, and pedagogy methods. A expanded focus on integration of different classical genres with focus on solo work. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Prerequisite(s): DANC 2142

DANC 3142L. Spanish Dance III Lab

1 Credit

This course is designed for the acquisition of advanced level of Spanish dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 3145. Flamenco Structure and Improvisation

3 Credits (3)

DANC 3150. Modern Dance III

3 Credits (3)

The study of intermediate/advanced modern dance technique using the lenses of Laban and Bartinieff movement analysis and principles, functional anatomy, and imagery to increase modern vocabulary, skill development, performance accuracy, and artistic expression. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2150 or consent of instructor.

DANC 3150L. Modern Dance Technique III Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate/advanced level modern dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2150.

DANC 3155. Hip Hop Dance Ensemble II

1 Credit (1)

Advanced performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in hip hop dance. Instruction includes dance repertory and choreography for stage, commercial/industry, and competitive dance areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 3157. Advanced Hip Hop Dance

3 Credits (3)

The study of advanced hip hop dance covering West coast and Southern styles with the inclusion of the history and evolution of Hip-Hop dance. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2157.

DANC 3175. Dance Studio Management

3 Credits (3)

The study and practice of studio management. Includes the study of financial procedures, marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, fund-raising, and other related topics. Offered Spring odd years only. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

DANC 3250. Contemporary Dance Ensemble II

1 Credit (1)

Advanced performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in contemporary dance. Instruction includes contemporary dance repertory and choreography for stage, outdoor arenas, and site-specific areas. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 3251. Spanish Dance Ensemble II

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in dance with an emphasis in Spanish Dance. Instruction includes dance repertory and choreography for stage, outdoor arenas, and site-specific areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 3265. Principles of Choreography II

3 Credits (3)

Continued investigation of the choreographic process with an emphasis on group choreography. Course must be passed with a grade of C or higher. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: DANC majors.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2265.

DANC 3310. Silver American Rhythm

3 Credits (3)

Silver level American Rhythm patterns and technique with emphasis on performance. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Prerequisite(s): DANC 2310

DANC 3311. Silver American Smooth

3 Credits (3)

Silver level American Smooth patterns and technique with emphasis on performance. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2311.

DANC 3320. Silver International Latin

3 Credits (3)

Students will learn Silver Level syllabus figures in four (4) International Style dances: Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba & Jive and Bronze Level figures in Paso Doble. Continued training and practice in International Style Latin dance technique. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2320.

DANC 3321. Silver International Standard

3 Credits (3)

Learn Silver Level syllabus figures in the five (5) International Style Standard dances: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep. Students will focus on increased technical understanding to increase their ability in partnering and musicality. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2321.

DANC 3460. Dance For Musical Theater III

3 Credits (3)

This course provides students with an understanding of the Tap and Jazz Dance technique for use in Musical Theater and other performance genres at the intermediate level. This course is designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding of Tap and Jazz Dance as art forms. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2460 or consent of instructor.

DANC 3510V. World Dance

3 Credits (3)

Examination of dance forms from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the role of dance in different cultures around the globe. Same as HNRS 347V. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

DANC 4130. Ballet Technique IV

3 Credits (3)

The study of advanced classical ballet technique including vocabulary, history and practical application of functional anatomy. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3130 or consent of instructor.

DANC 4130L. Ballet Technique IV Lab

1 Credit (1)

DANC 4150. Modern Dance Technique IV

3 Credits (3)

The study of advanced modern dance technique using the lenses of Laban and Bartinieff movement analysis and principles, functional anatomy, and imagery to increase modern vocabulary, skill development, performance accuracy, and artistic expression. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3150 or consent of instructor.

DANC 4150L. Modern Dance Technique IV Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of advanced level modern dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3150.

DANC 422. Gold American Rhythm

3 Credits (2+2P)

Advanced level American Rhythm dance technique and partnering work with choreography and performance emphasized. Includes cultural history and pedagogy methods. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: DANC majors.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 322.

DANC 4250. Dance Pedagogy: Dance Technique

3 Credits (3)

Students will learn to develop a curriculum design, apply teaching methods, and structure lesson plans for teaching specific dance styles. Course must be passed with a grade of C or higher. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 4265. Advanced Choreographic Project

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Individual directed studies in choreography with a culminating performance. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 4310. Gold American Rhythm

3 Credits (2+2P)

Advanced level American Rhythm dance technique and partnering work with choreography and performance emphasized. Includes cultural history and pedagogy methods. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: DANC majors.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3310.

DANC 4311. Gold American Smooth

3 Credits (3)

Gold level American Smooth technique and choreography with an emphasis on performance and competition dancing. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: DANC majors.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3311.

DANC 4320. Gold International Latin

3 Credits (3)

Students will complete all syllabus figures through the Gold level in the Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble. Advanced training and practice in International Style Latin dance technique. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3320.

DANC 4321. Gold International Standard

3 Credits (3)

Students will learn Gold Level syllabus figures in the five (5) International Style Standard dances: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep. Students will focus on physical and cognitive mastery of standard dance technique and elements as well as high-level performance ability, musicality and choreography. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3321.

DANC 4610. DanceSport Certification Preparation

3 Credits (3)

The Professional Certification process offers extraordinary benefits to dance teachers, deeply enriching their dancing and teaching, and greatly expanding their career opportunities. This intensive course is designed to fully prepare students in taking the DVIDA and/or ISTD exams in the Smooth, Rhythm, Standard or Latin dances depending on course offered. See subtitle for specific style being taught in schedule of classes. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 4710. Senior Culminating Experience

2 Credits (2)

Exit course for graduating seniors. Students will apply comprehensive knowledge of performance and production and/or pedagogy experience, to culminate in a dance production and/or teaching project. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to: DANC majors.

DANC 4990. Flamenco Practicum

1 Credit (1)

Directed learning experiences for careers in Spanish Dance. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 4996. Special Topics

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 4997. Problems

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Problems in dance education, dance pedagogy, dance performance and independent work in their solutions. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5114. DanceSport Ensemble

1 Credit (1)

Advanced Rehearsal and performance of DanceSport choreography with emphasis on formation and competition dances May be repeated up to 6 credits.

DANC 5130. Advanced Theory of Ballet Technique

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of dance pedagogy and theory with practice in ballet technique May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Crosslisted with: DANC 4130.

DANC 5140. Advanced Theory of Flamenco Technique

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of dance pedagogy and theory with practice in Flamenco technique May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Crosslisted with: DANC 3140.

DANC 5142. Advanced Theory of Classical Spanish Dance Technique

3 Credits (3)

Advanced study of dance pedagogy and theory with practice in Classical Spanish Dance technique May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Crosslisted with: DANC 3142.

DANC 5145. Advanced Theory of Flamenco Dance Structures and Improvisation

3 Credits (3)

The advanced study of various elements necessary in an improvisational setting in Flamenco dance. Using a cross section of Flamenco musical forms as a format. Students study the compass of each palo, then move to several traditional letras appropriate to these forms. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5150. Advanced Theory of Modern Dance Technique

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of dance pedagogy and theory with practice in Modern dance technique May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Crosslisted with: DANC 4150.

DANC 5155. Advanced Hip Hop Dance Ensemble

1 Credit (1)

Rehearsal and performance of Hip Hop repertory with emphasis on flamenco structures, artistic expression, and athletic versatility. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

DANC 5157. Advanced Theory of Hip Hop Dance Technique

3 Credits (3)

Advanced study and research of Hip Hop dance styles. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5250. Dance Ensemble III

1 Credit (1)

Rehearsal and performance of dance repertory with emphasis on advanced understanding of musicality, dynamic phrasing, artistic expression, and athletic versatility within a broad range of styles. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5251. Advanced Spanish Dance Ensemble

1 Credit (1)

Rehearsal and performance of Spanish Dance repertory with emphasis on flamenco structures, artistic expression, and athletic versatility. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

DANC 5310. Advanced Theory of American Rhythm Technique

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of dance pedagogy and theory with practice in American Rhythm technique May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Crosslisted with: DANC 3310.

DANC 5311. Advanced Theory of American Smooth Technique

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of dance pedagogy and theory with practice in American Smooth technique May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Crosslisted with: DANC 3311.

DANC 5320. Advanced Theory of International Style Latin American

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of International Latin American technique, styling and partnering skills. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5321. Advanced Theory of Inernational Style Ballroom

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of International Ballroom technique, styling and partnering skills. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5510. Movement Research Investigation

3 Credits (3)

Preparation for writing a master’s thesis or dissertation. Writing of three chapters: Chapter 1- Introduction of topic under review, Chapter 2 - literature review, Chapter 3 – application of the literature review in the teaching or performance profession. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5550. Advanced Theory of Dance Pedagogy

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Advanced study of dance pedagogy theory and practice. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5710. Dance Administration and Leadership

2 Credits (2)

The study and investigation of both management and leadership theories and how to apply these theories in practice.

DANC 5900. Master's Thesis

1-6 Credits (1-6)

This course is for graduate dance students who choose to write a thesis instead of a performance or teaching project. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Thesis/Dissertation Grading.

DANC 5992. Directed Studies

1-4 Credits (1-4)

Supervised projects and/or research in theoretical studies, inclusive of community service projects. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5996. Special Topics

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Specific subjects offered in addition to standard academic curriculum. Course title to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 5998. Dance Internship

2 Credits (2)

Internship opportunities in either dance education, dance performance/production, or dance administration. Internship site determined by both Director of Dance Program and graduate student. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 6998. Dance Internship II

3 Credits (3)

Internship opportunities in either dance education, dance performance/production, or dance administration. Internship site determined by both Director of Dance Program and graduate student. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Physical Education Courses

PHED 1110. Dance:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1230. Individual Sport:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1290. Team Sport:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1310. Swim I:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1320. Aqua Fit:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1410. Yoga:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1430. Pilates:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1510. Training:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1620. Fitness:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1630. Career Fitness:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation.

PHED 1670. Aerobics:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1710. Martial Arts:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 1830. Running:

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation.

PHED 1910. Outdoor Experience

1 Credit (1)

Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

PHED 2996. Special Topics

1-3 Credits

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Each offering will carry appropriate subtitle. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Sports Medicine

SPMD 1110. Introduction to Athletic Training

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to the principles of athletic training. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

SPMD 1120. Medical Terminology

3 Credits (3)

Study of the structure of medical language with emphasis on sports medicine-related terminology. To include analysis and interpretation of medical documentation. Restricted to: Las Cruces campus only.

SPMD 1190. Clinical Practicum I

2 Credits (2)

Introduction to the clinical aspects of the athletic training education program. Must maintain at least 3.0 GPA. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

SPMD 1195. Clinical Practicum II

3 Credits (3)

Athletic training related content and psycho-motor skills are introduced, enhanced, and assessed in the classroom and clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses while providing increased depth of understanding and clinical practice. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 1310. Introduction to Kinesiology

3 Credits (3)

An introduction to the field of Kinesiology which will explore areas such as exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, motor behavior, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, as well as professional and graduate programs, and allied health and applied careers opportunities.

SPMD 1350. Social Foundations of Physical Activity

3 Credits (3)

Historical and cultural foundations and vocational, scientific, and educational data on careers in health education, physical education, and recreation.

SPMD 2130. Emergency Response in Sports Medicine

2 Credits (2)

Designed to provide knowledge and experience in emergency care procedures, blood borne pathogens, and first aid. Students will receive certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and in First Aid, upon successful completion of course. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor.

SPMD 2210. Anatomy and Physiology I

3 Credits (3)

Detailed study of the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and peripheral nervous systems. Designed specifically for students interested in allied health professions.

SPMD 2210L. Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

1 Credit (1P)

Students will engage in activities designed to enhance appreciation of the anatomical structures related to the content areas for SPMD 2210. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

SPMD 2250. Fitness for Health and Sport

3 Credits (3)

A study of the fitness needs for health enhancement and sport participation. Restricted to: EXSC,KIN,P E,S ED,SP M majors.

SPMD 2310. Career Preparation

1 Credit (1)

From concept to implementation: Career exploration, setting up degree plans, finding graduate programs, developing professional resumes, writing letters of application, seeking letters of recommendation, and interview preparation. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

SPMD 3010. Orthopedic Examination, Evaluation and Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Injuries

4 Credits (3+1P)

Examines normal human anatomy, mechanisms of athletic injury, and deviation from normal anatomy following athletic injury to the lower extremity. Must maintain at least 3.0 GPA. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 3050. Therapeutic Modalities

4 Credits (4)

The physiological effects, indications, contraindication, dosage, and maintenance of therapeutic modalities related to the treatment of athletic or activity-related injuries. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Must maintain 2.75 GPA.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor, SPMD 1310.

SPMD 3090. Clinical Practicum III

3 Credits (3)

Athletic training psychomotor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 3093. Clinical Practicum IV

3 Credits (3)

Athletic training psychomotor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 3110. Racquet Sports

2 Credits (2)

Knowledge and skills related to the racquet sports of tennis, badminton, and pickleball with emphasis on developmental strategies and skill performance that influences pedagogical content knowledge. Administrative issues will be addressed.

SPMD 3120. Theory and Technique of Lifelong Outdoor Leisure Activities

2 Credits (2)

Knowledge and skills related to lifelong outdoor leisure activities, including the examination of environmental science and awareness, kinesiology, and fundamental motor skills.

SPMD 3130. Theory and Technique of Sports and Games

2 Credits (2)

Knowledge and skills related to team sports and games, with emphasis on developmental strategies and skill performance that influence pedagogical content knowledge. Administrative issues will also be addressed.

SPMD 3140. Designing Student Centered Afterschool Physical Activity Clubs

3 Credits (3)

Knowledge, skills and field based practical application for creating student centered and student designed after school physical activity clubs.

SPMD 3150. Theory and Technique of Dance and Rhythms

2 Credits (2)

Knowledge and skills related to dance and rhythms, with emphasis on the analysis of dance elements and its role in physical education.

SPMD 3160. Elementary School Physical Education

3 Credits (2+2P)

Methods for teaching physical education at the elementary level. Primary focus on creating a learning environment for the acquisition and enhancement of developmentally appropriate locomotor, manipulative, and nonmanipulative skills. Field experience included. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): GPA of 2.5.

SPMD 3210. Anatomy and Physiology II

3 Credits (3)

Detailed study of the structure and function of the human endocrine, immune, digestive, reproductive, integumentary, central nervous and renal systems. Designed specifically for students interested in allied health professions. GPA of 2.75.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210 or consent of instructor.

SPMD 3210L. Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 Credit (1)

The students will develop skills in palpating various bony landmarks as well as origins and insertions of major soft tissues. In addition, problem based learning scenarios will be used to complement the SPMD 3210 lecture material and thereby further students understanding of certain physiologic systems including neural, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, and integumentary.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210; SPMD 2210L; GPA 2.75.

SPMD 3250. Introduction to Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

3 Credits (3)

This course serves to provide a broad introduction to both the physiology of exercise and the mechanics of human movement. The conceptual framework of the course will allow for the development of a broad knowledge base regarding these concepts and the latter portions of the course will focus on real world application of the concepts.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210; GPA of 2.5.

SPMD 3310. Lifetime Activities

2 Credits (2)

Knowledge and skills related to the lifetime activities of swimming, weight training, and other fitness promoting activities with emphasis on learning progressions.

Prerequisite(s): GPA 2.5.

SPMD 3350. Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science

3 Credits (3)

Statistical concepts and methods basic to experiential research to include normal distribution, z-tests, t-tests, analysis of variance and regression analysis. An understanding of sport and exercise science theory is required for students enrolling in this course

SPMD 3410. Exercise Physiology

3 Credits (3)

Basic physiological principles as they apply to exercise and fitness programs. Laboratory experiences included. GPA of 2.75.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210 or SPMD 2250.

SPMD 3450. Biomechanics

3 Credits (3)

The application of anatomical, mechanical and electrical concepts to better understand the fundamental nature of human movement.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210 and GPA of 2.75.

SPMD 3450L. Biomechanics Laboratory

1 Credit (1)

This course serves to provide an introduction to human movement and its analysis. The conceptual framework of the course will allow for the application of anatomical, mechanical, and electrical concepts in order to better understand the fundamental nature of movement.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210; GPA 2.75.

SPMD 3550. Psychology of Sport

3 Credits (3)

Development of coaching techniques to enhance sport performance based on understanding and use of psychological principles.

Prerequisite(s): GPA 2.5.

SPMD 3610. Health and Exercise Psychology

3 Credits (3)

The course examines the reciprocal relationship among physical activity, exercise behavior, and psychological determinants associated with adopting and maintaining an exercise program. Topics include theories of behavioral change, exercise psychology interventions, the benefits/pitfalls of exercise, and psychological factors influencing patient rehabilitation.

Prerequisite(s): GPA 2.75.

SPMD 3650. Motor Development

3 Credits (3)

Covers development of motor skills from infancy through maturity. Focus on the principles of motor development, early motor behavior, stage theory, and assessment. Field experiences will augment lecture and readings.

Prerequisite(s): GPA 2.5.

SPMD 3710. Motor Learning

3 Credits (3)

An examination of the theoretical foundations and related literature that underline the learning, performing, and retention of motor skills with implications for effective teaching and coaching.

Prerequisite(s): GPA 2.5.

SPMD 4010. Orthopedic Examination, Evaluation and Diagnosis of Upper Extremity Injuries

4 Credits (3+1P)

Examines normal human anatomy, mechanisms of athletic injury, and deviation from normal anatomy following athletic injury to the upper extremity. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 4015. Therapeutic Exercise

3 Credits (3)

The physiological effects, indications, contraindications, dosage, and maintenance of therapeutic modalities related to the treatment of athletic or activity-related injuries. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 4020. Orthopedic Examination, Evaluation and Diagnosis of Core, Spine and Head Injuries

3 Credits (3)

Advanced clinical assessment techniques and applications. Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 4025. Pharmacology in Athletic Training

2 Credits (2)

An introduction to general medical conditions and pharmacological applications in the athletic training setting. Emphasis on the laws governing the development and distribution, indications, contraindications, precautions, and interactions of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 4030. Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

3 Credits (3)

An introduction to management, leadership, financial strategies, professional development and legal issues related to the athletic training setting. Must maintain 3.0 GPA. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 4090. Clinical Practicum V

3 Credits (3)

Athletic training psychomotor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 4093. Clinical Practicum VI

3 Credits (3)

Athletic training psycho-motor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses. Students might complete a general medical rotation with this course. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 4095. Clinical Practicum VII

3 Credits (3)

Athletic training psycho-motor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses. Students may complete a general medical rotation as part of this course. Must maintain 3.0 GPA. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 4098. Advanced Athletic Training I

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Advanced clinical experiences and education in athletic training. Assessment of Athletic Training Program clinical proficiencies as described by the National Athletic Trainer's Association Education Council. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Athletic Training majors.

SPMD 4110. Adapted Physical Education

3 Credits (3)

Selection and scope of corrective activities in posture and body mechanics, and the adaptation of movement activities for the exceptional student.

SPMD 4130. Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education

6 Credits (6)

Theoretical and practical applications of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching secondary physical education. Provides the students opportunities to develop curriculum, teach, and assess student learning through a supervised practicum in both middle and high school physical education settings. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 3160.

SPMD 4210. Advanced Exercise Physiology

3 Credits (3)

Detailed study of the integrated response of neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems to acute and chronic exercise, nutrition, and environmental conditions with a strong emphasis on laboratory experiences.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 3410 and GPA of 2.75 or consent of instructor.

SPMD 4250. Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3 Credits (3)

Application of research, theory, and methods of high-intensity, resistive overload training. Performance-specific topics include management, nutrition. GPA of 2.75.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 3410.

SPMD 4250L. Principles of Strength and Conditioning Laboratory

1 Credit (2P)

An applied examination of the theory, principles, rules and regulations associated with various strength and conditioning exercises to include but not limited to Olympic lifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, plyometrics, speed, agility and speed-endurance development. Lab required for Kinesiology majors. GPA of 2.75.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 3410.

SPMD 4350. Exercise Testing and Prescription

3 Credits (3)

This combined lecture and lab class introduces students to the scientific basis for and principles of exercise testing and prescription. The focus is on basic approaches to exercise testing and prescription for healthy adults, while application to some special populations with chronic disease will be discussed. GPA of 2.75.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210 and SPMD 3410 or consent of instructor.

SPMD 4410. Exercise for Special Populations

3 Credits (3)

Fundamentals of kinesiology adapted for adults with various diseases and disabilities. Focus will be on the application of exercise assessment and prescription for selected conditions.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 3410 and GPA of 2.75.

SPMD 4450. Pathophysiology and Human Function(s)

3 Credits (3)

Students will discuss basic concepts of pathophysiology such as inflammation & repair, infectious diseases, neoplasms, and diseases of specific physiological systems. In addition, students will discuss a variety of case studies, and in so doing will be able to relate pathophysiologic conditions to symptoms, activity restrictions and disability.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210; SPMD 2210L; SPMD 3410; GPA 2.75.

SPMD 4510. Neurophysiology and Human Function

3 Credits (3)

Students will discuss neurological control of human movement. Topics will include central and peripheral nervous system functions, with particular emphasis given to somatosensory afferent and motor efferent control. In addition, students will develop an understanding of the techniques employed to assess neurologic function in carious patient populations.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 2210; SPMD 2210L; SPMD 3410; and GPA of 2.75.

SPMD 4550. Exploring Extreme Human Performance

3 Credits (3)

A reading, writing and documentary based course studying human’s quest and the related sacrifices associated with participating in extreme performance activities such as the Olympics, wakeboarding, snowboarding, military special forces, ultra-run events, marathons, etc. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and GPA 2.75.

SPMD 4610. Senior Seminar

3 Credits (3)

Capstone course for Kinesiology. Consent of Instructor required. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing.

SPMD 4805. Emergency Response

2 Credits (2)

Comprehensive approach to the identification of risk factors, preparation of emergency action plans, and recognition and care of emergency medical conditions including those that may lead to sudden death. This is a hybrid course combining online instructional components and clinical skills experience including clinical safety (blood-borne pathogens, ECC, first-aid, etc), and on-field emergency management. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 4997. Problems

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Independent study in either Kinesiology and/or Athletic Training May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 4998. Internship

12 Credits (12P)

A full-time internship in an approved wellness, fitness, athletic or recreation program with experience in all phases of management and operation. Field instructor supervision. This internship may require relocation to a site outside of the Las Cruces area. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: KIN majors. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

SPMD 5005. Foundations of Athletic Training

3 Credits (3)

This course provides an introduction to clinical decision making and covers standard techniques and procedures for the evaluation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses, injury prevention concepts, documentation and management. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5010. Graduate Athletic Training Seminar I

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Advanced seminar topics in athletic training. Students will explore generalized topics within the field of athletic training under the direct supervision of a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited Athletic Training Program. Students may engage in teaching and research opportunities in unique areas. Students may explore athletic training topics within the classroom or independently through designated resources May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5015. Graduate Athletic Training Seminar II

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Advanced seminar topics in athletic training. Students will explore more specialized topics within the field of athletic training under the direct supervision of a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited Athletic Training Program. Students should be prepared to further explore topics previously covered in SPMD 5310 (Graduate Athletic Training Seminar I) Students may engage in teaching and research opportunities in unique areas. Students may explore athletic training topics within the classroom or independently through designated resources. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5020. Graduate Athletic Training Research I

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Advanced research topics in athletic training. Students will explore research and evidence based practices within the field of athletic training. Students will work under the direct supervision of a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited Athletic Training Program faculty member. Students should be prepared to further explore research topics within a specific discipline with the intent of disseminating and sharing information with the athletic training community. topics previously covered in SPMD 5310 (Graduate Athletic Training Seminar I) Students may engage in teaching and research opportunities in unique areas May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5025. Graduate Athletic Training I

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Advanced clinical experiences and education in athletic training. Students will examine topics in athletic training in conjunction with faculty members within the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Athletic Training Program at New Mexico State University . Assessment of Athletic Training Program clinical proficiencies as described by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Education Council. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5030. Graduate Athletic Training II

3 Credits (3)

Advanced clinical experiences and education in athletic training. Assessment of Athletic Training Program clinical proficiencies as described by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Education Council. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5050. Clinical Education I

3 Credits (3)

Integration of clinical competencies with classroom instruction and a supervised field based experience in athletic training to link theory into practice. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5120. Lower Extremity Injury Evaluation + Lab

4 Credits (4)

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the pathomechanics, clinical examination, diagnosis, role of clinical outcome measures and appropriate medical referral and treatment of orthopedic injuries and other conditions to the lower extremity. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5150. Clinical Education II

3 Credits (3)

Integration of clinical competencies with classroom instruction and a supervised field based experience in athletic training to link theory into practice.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 5050.

SPMD 5180. Therapeutic Interventions I

4 Credits (3+1P)

Stud of physical rehabilitation theory and techniques used as therapeutic intervention for orthopedic injuries and conditions.

SPMD 5205. Evidence Based Practice

2 Credits (2)

This course investigates the concepts of evidence based practice as it relates to musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic interventions with a primary focus on clinician- and patient-oriented outcome measures and appropriate referral decisions. Students will explore primary literature focused on clinical questions related to a comprehensive approach to injury evaluation.

SPMD 5220. Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation + Lab

4 Credits (3+1P)

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the pathomechanics, clinical examination, diagnosis, role of clinical outcome measures and appropriate medical referral and treatment of orthopedic injuries and other conditions to the upper extremity. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 5250. Clinical Education III

3 Credits (3)

Integration of clinical competencies during an immersive, supervised, field based experience in athletic training to link theory into practice.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 5150.

SPMD 5280. Therapeutic Interventions II

4 Credits (3+1P)

A detailed study of the physiological effects, indications, contraindication, dosage, and maintenance of modern therapeutic devices related to the treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and conditions.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 5180.

SPMD 5310. Inferential Statistics in Sports and Excercise Science

3 Credits (3)

SPMD 5350. Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3 Credits (3)

Application of research, theory, and methods of high-intensity, resistance training. Performance-specific topics include management, nutrition, exercise prescription, periodization, lifting techniques, testing, and evaluation. Course will emphasize standards set forth by the National Strength and Conditioning Association preparing students interested in sitting for the NSCA certification examinations.

SPMD 5410. Biomechanics

3 Credits (3)

The application biomechanical analysis of human movement as it relates to human performance through the use of anatomical, mechanical and electrical concepts.

SPMD 5450. Exercise for Special Populations

3 Credits (3)

Fundamentals of kinesiology adapted for adults with various diseases and disabilities. Focus will be on the application of exercise assessment and prescription for selected conditions.

SPMD 5510. Psychology of Sport

3 Credits (3)

Development of coaching techniques to enhance sport performance based on understanding and use of psychological principles.

SPMD 5550. Skill Acquistion and Performance

3 Credits (3)

Behavioral and physiological examination factors that influence the acquisition and performance of motor skills.

SPMD 6005. Athletic Training Research I

2 Credits (2)

Instruction and development of research skills through the study of published reports and readings in athletic training and related fields. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 6010.  Complete Course Title Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

2 Credits (2)

Organization and administration of athletic training services including management, leadership, financial, human resources, facility, information technology and risk management.

SPMD 6020. Evaluation of the Head, Neck, Spine and Torso

3 Credits (3)

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the pathomechanics, clinical examination, diagnosis, role of clinical outcome measures and appropriate medical referral and treatment of orthopedic injuries and other conditions to the head, neck and spine.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 5220.

SPMD 6050. Clinical Education IV

3 Credits (3)

Integration of clinical competencies with classroom instruction and a supervised field based experience in athletic training to link theory into practice.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 5150.

SPMD 6110. Professional Preparation

3 Credits (3)

Knowledge and skills for successful pursuit of athletic training credentials, employment and continuing professional competency; emphasis on current topics and issues contributing to the professional preparation of athletic training. Student must be enrolled in their final semester of the MSAT program to enroll in this course.

SPMD 6150. Clinical Education V

3 Credits (3)

Integration of clinical competencies with classroom instruction and a supervised field based experience in athletic training to link theory into practice.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 6050.

SPMD 6280. General Medical Conditions & Therpeutic Medications

3 Credits (3)

Pathophysiology, assessment, and appropriate intervention and referral for general medical conditions and disabilities; common diagnostic tests and imaging assessment tools; commonly used therapeutic medications.

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 5280.

SPMD 6310. The Social Construction of the Body

3 Credits (3)

This course will explore how people’s health and physical activity experiences and choices are often shaped by cultural narratives and expectations of the male and female body. Designed for graduate students in allied health and physical activity professions

SPMD 6350. Advanced Exercise Physiology

3 Credits (3)

Detailed study of the integrated response of neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems to acute and chronic exercise, nutrition and environmental conditions with a strong emphasis on laboratory experience.

SPMD 6410. Cardiovascular Physiology

3 Credits (3)

This graduate level course provides an in-depth study of cardiovascular structure and function. The course assumes that students have a strong background in human physiology. Topics include, but are not limited to: cellular structure of the heart and vascular system; cardiac function, including electrophysiology of the heart; vascular function; neurohumoral control of the heart and circulation, organ blood flow, exchange function of the microcirculation; the impact of common cardiovascular diseases on cardiovascular structure and function, and cardiovascular adaptations to chronic exercise.

SPMD 6450. Skeletal Muscle: Structure and Function

3 Credits (3)

Basic muscle morphology and physiology with molecular and cellular adaptations in skeletal muscle as consequences to varying exercise regimens.

SPMD 6510. Designing Resistance Training Program

3 Credits (3)

Detailed study of the physiological concepts associated with designing resistance-training programs for children, women, seniors, athletic performance and rehabilitation.

SPMD 6710. Project

1-12 Credits (1-12)

Selected projects for doctoral students. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 6750. Kinesiology Research

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Research to be conducted under the direction of a Kinesiology faculty member May be repeated up to 15 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 6996. Special Topics

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Offered under various subtitles that indicate the subject matter. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits per semester and a total of 9 credits overall. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

SPMD 6999. CAP PROJ

3 Credits (3)

Students will prepare an individualized capstone project

Prerequisite(s): SPMD 5205.

SPMD 7000. Doctoral Dissertation

1-18 Credits (1-18)

Doctoral Dissertation hours to be conducted under the direction of a Kinesiology Faculty. May be repeated up to 18 credits. Thesis/Dissertation Grading.

Name: Phillip G. Post, Academic Department Head

Name: Maggie Karveller, Department Secretary and Administrative Assistant

Office Location:  Activity Center Room 204

Phone: (575) 646-2216

Website: https://kind.nmsu.edu/kin/