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KPET 200 - Introduction to Kinesiology - Lisa Hooper

Course:Introduction to Kinesiology
Professor:Lisa Hooper
  • Online
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


This course is a lower-division major preparation requirement for students pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.  The course will provide an introduction to the basic scientific foundations of exercise science including exercise physiology, adaptations to exercise, sports nutrition, motor learning and control, biomechanics, sport psychology, and sports medicine.  

Course Description

This course is intended to provide the student with a survey of the fields within kinesiology and physical education.  Topics will include but not be limited to: exercise physiology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, physical and occupational therapy, athletic training, pedagogy or teaching, adapted physical education, motor learning and control, and sport and exercise psychology.  Career opportunities will be discussed.

What to Expect in this Course

Expect to spend 12-20 hours completing work in this course each week.  If you are taking a hybrid section, we will meet on campus for 2 hours per week and those sessions will include experiential learning (laboratories where we evaluate and measure human movement).  If your section is fully online, those laboratories will be modified for more online research rather than in-person experiential learning.  

Types of Assessments

  • Formative Quizzes
  • Discussion Boards
  • Scenarios
  • Laboratory Write-Up
  • Profession & Educational Pathway Project
  • Final Exam(s)

Textbook Information

ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science, 3rd Edition. This text is recommended, not required.

Other Relevant Course Information

This course is intended for students interested in pursuing a degree and career in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Restorative Medicine, or Allied Health.  Common career choices are: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Personal Training, Sport Psychology, Sports Dietitian, PE Teacher, Sport Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and many more.  

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 08/07/2022 Sub#: 778