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Kinesiology Program

As qualified kinesiologists, students who earns a bachelor of science from CCSJ’s program will have the opportunity to become active in a number of industries, from establishing their own practices, to finding work at government institutions. They can also pursue careers at sports institutions. Our students will work on individual scientific assessments as well as evaluate and measure various aspects of the human body – from heart rates and flexibility, to blood pressure, muscle strength and fitness.

Department Chair: Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D

Program Director: Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D.

Faculty: Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Musser, BSHA; Tracy Stone, M.S., CSCS.; Karen Dade; Ron Kozlowski

Mission Statement

Kinesiology is described as the science of movement and the application of exercise in performance or treatment that is rehabilitative in nature. Therefore the question that arises is, what is a kinesiologist and what does one do? A kinesiologist is an exercise specialist who increases a person’s physical condition and the quality of life by means of physical assessment and the prescription of health exercise habits. This is a health care profession that concerns itself with a number of factors within the medical sphere: the management of health, orthopedics, functional movement, medicine and treatment in the form of physical activity, therapeutic recreation, and the maintenance and improvement of one’s physical abilities and performance levels.

As qualified kinesiologists, students who earns a bachelor of science from CCSJ’s program will have the opportunity to become active in a number of industries, from establishing their own practices, to finding work at government institutions. They can also pursue careers at sports institutions. Our students will work on individual scientific assessments as well as evaluate and measure various aspects of the human body – from heart rates and flexibility, to blood pressure, muscle strength and fitness.

Faculty

Full-Time Faculty:

Dr. Ahmed Lakhani
Dr. Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D.

Program Director for Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sport Science, and Kinesiology
Interim Program Director for Forensic Biotechnology
Assistant Professor
Room 333
(219) 473-4275
alakhani@ccsj.edu
Dr. Lakhani's Faculty Member Page

Dr. Ahmed Lakhani is an assistant professor of science at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) in 2003. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2011. His primary expertise is in chemistry, although he teaches across the curriculum at CCSJ in three science programs and is the Program Director for Bachelor of Science programs in Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Kinesiology.



Carrie Hutton
Dr. Carrie Hutton, M.S., M.S.E., Ed.D

Program Director, Mathematics; Program Director, General Education
Assistant Professor
(219) 473-4284
chutton@ccsj.edu

Dr. Hutton earned a M.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Purdue University, a M.S.E. in Engineering from Purdue University, and an Ed.D in Leadership from American College of Education.

Dr. Hutton teaches developmental mathematics courses, Statistics, and Calculus courses at CCSJ. She previously taught dual credit engineering technology courses and mathematics courses in K-12 schools. Her research interests include quality and competitive K-16 STEM education for underrepresented populations in STEM careers, the successful implementation of inquiry K-16 STEM learning, and the successful implementation of project-based integrated K-16 STEM learning.

Dr. Hutton is an active member of the community as a City of Hammond Commissioner for the Human Relations Commission. She is also an active member of the CCSJ community as the General Education Director, the Student Government faculty sponsor, and the Chair of faculty Senate.



Br. Benjamin Basile
Br. Benjamin Basile, C.P.P.S, M.S.

Interim Department Chair of Biophysical Chemistry and Mathematics Department, Associate Professor of Mathematics
(219) 473-4280
bbasile@ccsj.edu

Brother Benjamin Basile, C.PP.S. is a member of the Precious Blood Missionaries, the founding religious order of Calumet College of St. Joseph. A native of New Jersey, Brother Ben joined the Missionaries in 1969. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. He also has done graduate study in Education at the University of Akron and in Computer Science at DePaul University. After 8 years in high school teaching and 3 years as a high school principal, he was appointed to the faculty of Calumet College of St. Joseph in 1981, teaching computer science and mathematics. From 1990 to 2000, he served as Registrar of the College, and as Mathematics Coordinator from 2003 to 2015. Currently, he enjoys teaching "all math, all the time." In 2015 he oversaw the installation, in the Bernard Gallery of the College, of a Kimball pipe organ from 1898, which he had saved from destruction.



Tracy Stone
Tracy Stone, M.S.

Faculty Instructor
(219) 473-4357
tstone@ccsj.edu

Tracy started her career in fitness in 1997 as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. Her love of health and wellness led her to earn a B.S. in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from Miami University of Ohio and an M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Mrs. Stone is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2003, she was given her first opportunity to teach in the classroom setting as a Graduate Assistant at UIC. From there she went on to serve as the Lead Instructor for the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in Chicago for 12 years.



Adjunct Faculty:

Michael Keiderling
Michael Keiderling, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor
mkeiderling@ccsj.edu

Dr. Michael Keiderling is an adjunct faculty member at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana. He received his B.A. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Rutgers University in 2015. His primary expertise is in Physics though he also teaches general science.



Program Objectives

Students in the kinesiology program should:

  • Have an interest in sport and physical activity
  • Have knowledge of the body, muscles, and movement
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Be able to motivate people
  • Work as part of a team
  • Be willing to work irregular hours
  • Scientific Knowledge and Critical Thinking:
    • Students will demonstrate substantial and up-to-date core knowledge of broad areas in basic biokinetics, translational, or clinical settings.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to accurately and critically evaluate their own scientific work and the work of others.
  • Research Skills and Problem Solving Ability:
    • Students will demonstrate advanced understanding of a range of technical and conceptual approaches used in biomedical/biokinetic research.
    • Students can design, carry out, and interpret research projects that generate new knowledge that advances the biomedical sciences and human health.
  • Specific Expertise:
    • Students can articulate the significance of their own work to their chosen area of study in both historical and forward-looking contexts.
    • Students will demonstrate mastery of a range of technical and conceptual approaches used in their selected area of study.
  • Communication:
    • Students will demonstrate the oral, written and media communication skills required to be effective communicants, teachers and mentors of peers, future scientists and scientifically literate citizens
  • Ethics and Advocacy:
    • Students will apply highest standards of ethics to their field of study and their research (data management, research subjects, stewardship of research funds)
    • Students will improve their confidence and interactions with colleagues and the public.
    • Students will be able to advocate for the role of science in medicine and society
  • Career Preparation:
    • Students will be able to articulate an appropriate set of desired potential career paths, and will be aware of the preparation and initiative required to pursue these paths

Career Options

Career options with this major include but are not limited to:

  • Work within the fields of corporate wellness
  • Work within the field of fitness training
  • Work within the field of clinical exercise physiology (i.e. cardiac rehabilitation)
  • Work within the research field
  • Work within the field of studying human performance
  • Prepare for application to graduate school in athletic training
  • Work as a physical education instructor
  • Work as a conditioning coach
  • Work as a sports coach
  • Work as an exercise nutritionist or a representative for the nutrition industry
  • Work as an owner of their own private practice or find occupation in fields that include the police service, professional sport, fire services and even military hospitals.

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Program Details


B.S. in Kinesiology (122 credit hours)

The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  • 38 credit hours in General Education
    Students in the Kinesiology Program must choose the following General Education options:

    • MATH 171, Principles of Statistics as the required Math choice
    • BIOL 115, Cell and Evolution, as the required Science choice
    • PHIL 200, Great Philosophical Ideas, as the required Humanities choice
    • PSY 100, Introduction to Psychology, and
    • SOCL 210, General Sociology, as the required Social Science choices

  • 49 credit hours in Mid-Level Requirements
    BIKI 110 Introduction to Biokinetics and Exercise Science (3 credits)
    BIKI 210 Exercise Psychology and Behavioral Physical Activity (3 credits)
    BIOL 215 Medical Terminology (2 credits)
    BIOL 300 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture (3 credits)
    BIOL 300L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1 credit)
    BIOL 305 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture (3 credits)
    BIOL 305L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1 credit)
    CHEM 143 Nutrition Lecture (3 credits)
    CHEM 143L Nutrition Lab (1 credit)
    CHEM 200 General and Analytical Chemistry I Lecture (3 credits)
    CHEM 200L General and Analytical Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
    CHEM 205 General and Analytical Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits)
    CHEM 205L General and Analytical Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
    EXSS 200 Certified Personal Trainer (2 credits)
    EXSS 215 Survey of Physical Education Health (3 credits)
    MATH 230 Calculus I (4 credits)
    MATH 231 Calculus II (4 credits)
    PHYS 300 Physics I Lecture (3 credits)
    PHYS 300L Physics I Lab (1 credit)
    PHYS 305 Physics II Lecture (3 credits)
    PHYS 305L Physics II Lab (1 credit)

  • 35 credit hours in Upper Level Requirements:
    BIKI 300 Exercise Physiology I (3 credits)
    BIKI 305 Exercise Physiology II (3 credits)
    BIKI 343 Applied Nutrition (3 credits)
    BIKI 360 Psychomotor Development and Movement (3 credits)
    BIKI 365 Care and Prevention of Injury and Illness (3 credits)
    BIOL 372 Biomedical Health Research Literacy I (3 credits)
    BIOL 373 Biomedical Health Research Literacy II (3 credits)
    EXSS 400 Principles of Conditioning (3 credits)
    EXSS 410 First Responder (2 credits)
    EXSS 415 Fitness Assessment/Program (3 credits)
    EXSS 420. Techniques & Practices of Strength and Conditioning (1 credit)
    EXSS 425. Techniques & Practices of Exercise Instruction (1 credit)
    EXSS 435 Kinesiology Lecture (3 credits)
    EXSS 435L Kinesiology Lab (1 credit)

Courses

To see the list of courses related to this program, check out the course descriptions on the Biophysical Chemistry and Math Department Courses page.

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