Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

As a kinesiology student, you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, allowing you to help people maintain healthy lifestyles. You’ll also learn how exercise impacts the body’s structure and function through intensive courses in human sciences and biomechanics.

With access to exceptional labs and equipment, and a world-class recreation center, you’ll have opportunities for experiences and research depth rarely available to undergraduates. For example, in your human anatomy class you’ll work in the cadaver lab. With the state-of-the-art human patient simulator, you’ll experience what it’s like to be part of a healthcare team as you diagnose and treat virtual patients.


Most students use Hanover’s unique exercise science program as an access point for the study of:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Athletic training
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine

You can also prepare for health and fitness consulting by taking courses with the Business Scholars Program. However, if you’d like to pursue teacher certification in health and physical education (in elementary or secondary school), your best option is Hanover’s Health and Movement Studies major.


  • Human anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Other topics that interest you, from biology to personal training to research methods and data analysis

Although pre-med is not a major, many kinesiology majors are interested in pursuing a medical career. Those who take the kinesiology course in human anatomy have the unique opportunity to work with a human cadaver as an undergraduate.



KIP 161 Intro to Kinesiology & Intgrtv Phys 1.00 This course serves as an introduction to exercise science, including metabolism, effects of exercise training, body composition, nutrition and principles of exercise adherence. Labs will provide opportunities to develop and test research questions and write scientifically. Satisfies the SL CCR and partially satisfies the SM CCR. Fee charged.

KIP 162 Anatomy & Physiology I 1.00 The first course in a two semester sequence designed to provide an understanding of the structure and functions of the human body. An integrated study of human physiology and anatomy comprising the building blocks of life, cell structure, tissues, integument, and organ systems (skeletal, muscular, and nervous). Laboratory. Satisfies the SL CCR. Partially satisfies the SM CCR. Prerequisite: Permission from Director of Nursing Program. Not open to students with prior credit in KIP 215 or KIP 230. Fee Charged.

KIP 186 Anatomy & Physiology II 1.00 The second course in a two semester sequence designed to provide an understanding of the structure and functions of the human body. An integrated study of human physiology and anatomy comprising sensory physiology, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: KIP 162. Not open to students with prior credit in KIP 215 or KIP 230. Fee charged.

KIP 215 Human Anatomy 1.00 A structural survey of the human body covering the muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, repro- ductive, and integumentary systems. Laboratory. Not recommended for first-year students. Prerequisite: Bio 165, 185 or KIP 161. Fee charged.

KIP 225 Nutrition 1.00 The study of the nutrients in foods and of the body’s handling of them, including: ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism, interaction, storage, and excretion. Emphasis will be placed on the effect nutrition plays on health and weight management.

KIP 230 Physiology 1.00 An introduction to principles of vertebrate physiology, with special emphasis on humans, using an integrative approach to basic physiology of cells through considerations of major organs and organ systems. Prerequisite: BIO 165, 185 or KIP 161. Lab fee.

KIP 322 Medical Imaging 1.00 Using an organ system approach, students will learn human anatomy through the lens of current medical imaging techniques such as MRI, CT, radiographs, and ultrasound. The understanding of gross anatomical relationships is used to interpret how anatomical structures are viewed differently across imaging modalities. Diagnostic characteristics of related diseases and injuries are compared to normal anatomy across imaging modalities. Prerequisite: KIP 215. Fee Charged.

KIP 323 Medical Terminology 1.00 Comprehensive review of medical terminology of medical terminology centering on word parts, Greek & Latin roots, word construction, suffixes and prefixes. Prerequisite: KIP 230.

KIP 324 Prin. of Strength and Conditioning 1.00 This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of strength and conditioning. Emphasis will be placed on the scientific principles behind anaerobic and aerobic training program design including anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics and exercise technique. Not open to students who have perviously taken KIP325. Prerequisite: KIP 230. Fee charged.

KIP 326 Biomechanics 1.00 The study of motion and the effect of forces on biological systems, using the principles of mechanics for solving problems related to the structure and function of living organisms. The course will include analyzing human movement by both quantita- tive and qualitative means. Laboratory. Prerequisite: KIP 215. Lab fee.

KIP 327 Physiology of Exercise 1.00 The description and explanation of functional changes brought about by acute or chronic exercise. Topics include bioenergetics, neuromuscular concepts related to exercise, cardio-respiratory considerations, physical training, nutrition and body composition, and the use of ergogenic aids in improving the exercise response. Laboratory. Prerequisite: KIP 230. Satisfies W2 ACE. Lab fee.

KIP 328 Pathophysiology 1.00 The study of disease processes and the influence of the acute and chronic effects of exercise. Topics will include but not be limited to cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, neurological disease and diabetes. Prerequisite: KIP 230. Lab fee.

KIP 330 Psychology of Human Performance 1.00 This course provides a broad overview for understanding the behavior of individuals engaged in sport, exercise, and exercise testing protocols. Content areas include personality and factors that affect motivation, performance in groups, the psychological effects of participation in sport and exercise, barriers to physical activity participation, factors affecting exercise testing performance, and practical strategies for assisting those engaged in sport and exercise programs. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

KIP 331 Exercise is Medicine 1.00 This course examines the role of regular exercise in the incidence, progression, and outcome of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, obesity, and aging. Content areas include general principles of epidemiology, activity-related pathophysiology of chronic disease, how regular physical activity can prevent the onset of chronic disease, and how exercise can be prescribed as treatment for selected chronic diseases. Consideration will also be given to other factors (diet and smoking) that impact the course of disease.

KIP 341 Research Methods and Data Analysis 1.00 Scientific measurement approaches used in exercise science research, including research design and interpretation of data. Prerequisite: KIP 327; Math 217.

KIP 345 Exercise Testing and Prescription 1.00 Examines the theoretical and applied aspects of exercise testing and exercise prescription. Modes of exercise testing used in predicting disease and assessing fitness levels. Emphasis on collection and interpretation of data from fitness test- ing and the design of personalized exercise programs. Laboratory. Prerequisite: KIP 230. Lab fee.

KIP 355 Certified Nursing Assistant Prep 1.00 Prepares individuals desiring to work as nursing assistants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses. Presents information on the health care system and employment opportunities at a variety of entry levels. Includes an overview of the health care delivery systems, health care teams and legal and ethical considerations. Individuals who successfully complete this course are eligible to apply to sit for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) certification exam for nursing assistants. This course meets the minimum standards set forth by the ISDH for Certified Nursing Assistant training. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fee charged.

KIP 356 Medical Scholars Externship 1.00 A collaborative experience between the Hanover College Health Sciences Program (HSP) and King’s Daughters’ Health Rehabilitation Services designed to provide students insight into the practices of physical and occupational therapy. Prerequisite: Permission from instructor.

KIP 461 Senior Seminar 1.00 Analysis and discussion of advanced principles of exercise physiology.


Steven Newman Director of Anatomy Lab/Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology 812-866-7248

Bryant Stamford Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology 812-866-7236

Bill Tereshko Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology/Interim Registrar 812-866-6750

Eric Wiederhoeft 812-866-7250

Molly Winke Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology 812-866-7240