Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The Kinesiology major prepares you for exciting physical activity-related careers in sport and exercise performance, physical education, recreation and various sport management opportunities. You will also be prepared to enter graduate school in fields like exercise physiology, public health, and sport management. This program also prepares you for relevant industry certifications from the ACSM and the NSCA.

Why CBU?

Faculty build relationships with students based on excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. All faculty have doctoral degrees and represent several areas of specialization. Students are encouraged to prepare for careers of service and impact.

Career Opportunities

  1. Exercise and Sport Performance Specialist
  2. Athletic Training
  3. Physical Educator
  4. Athletics Administrator

Links

  1. http://www.acsm.org
  2. http://www.americankinesiology.org/
  3. http://www.nata.org
  • Program Design and Career Opportunities

    Kinesiology is an academic area focused on the study of human motion and body mechanics that prepares students for career opportunities in a variety of physical activity, rehabilitation, sport, and wellness settings. CBU's Kinesiology major will provide students with knowledge, skills and competencies to work in professional fields such as athletic training, exercise science, fitness, teaching, coaching, and allied health. Students receive a broad understanding of the principles of kinesiology as well as a marketable set of skills designed to enhance the health, wellness, and physical performance of the individuals they serve. This major prepares students for relevant professional certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and other scholarly organizations, as well as for further graduate study in related fields.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion, graduates earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will demonstrate:

    1. Ability to describe and apply the scientific foundations of human development, physical activity, performance, and health.
    2. Ability able to identify the proper avenues for professional development, personal development, and career advancement
    3. Ability to describe and demonstrate appropriate methods of instruction and application of kinesiology-related skills
    4. Ability to integrate faith, values, and ethics in the practical application of Kinesiology
    5. Critical thinking and appropriate oral and written communication skills that meet professional and scientific standards to communicate physical activity, exercise, and health-related information to demographically varied populations.

Course Requirements

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions
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This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in allied health, to review the numerous career options in the allied health professions, and to explore the student's calling and vocation. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

BIO153 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab
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This course is designed for professional nursing and general college students. Included are a general survey of human histology and the study of structure and function of organ systems of the human body, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and nervous systems. Structure and function of sensory organs are also included in the course. Correlated by laboratory experience and demonstration. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO153-H
Runyan, Stephen A.
01/09/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO153-C
Heyman, Nathanael S
01/11/2017 F 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-E
Runyan, Stephen A.
01/11/2017 W 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-G
Heyman, Nathanael S
01/11/2017 W 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-A
Heyman, Nathanael S
01/11/2017 W 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-B
Heyman, Nathanael S
01/11/2017 W 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-D
Heyman, Nathanael S
01/11/2017 F 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-A
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/08/2017 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO153-B
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/08/2017 TR 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO153-C
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/08/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO153-V
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO153-A
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-B
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-C
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-D
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-E
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 TR 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-F
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 F 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-G
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-H
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-I
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-J
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-K
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-L
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 F 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-M
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-N
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-O
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-P
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 W 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-Q
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 M 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-R
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-S
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-T
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 TR 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-U
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-W
Runyan, Stephen A.
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
BIO153-X
Runyan, Stephen A.
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250

KIN108 Swimming
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A general swimming course designed to teach basic water safety and beginning to intermediate level swimming strokes. This course is not repeatable for credit. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

KIN108-A
Engelschall, John C.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aquatic Center POOL
KIN108-A
Engelschall, John C.
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aquatic Center POOL

KIN109 Lifesaving
+

A lifesaving course designed to meet American Red Cross life guarding certification requirements. This course is not repeatable for credit. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

KIN109-A
Engelschall, John C.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aquatic Center POOL
KIN109-A
Engelschall, John C.
05/08/2017 M 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Aquatic Center POOL
KIN109-A
Engelschall, John C.
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aquatic Center POOL

KIN110 Physical Activity
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Physical activity courses include a combination of cognitive and psychomotor, and affective skills designed to enhance the student's ability to participate in a lifelong fitness activity. This course is not repeatable for credit. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

KIN110-A
Miller, Jonathan M.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Other Non-Site Locations OTHR
KIN110-A
Miller, Jonathan M.
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Other Non-Site Locations OTHR

KIN264 Movement Anatomy
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A study of the muscle and bone structure of the human body and how they work together to create movement. Emphasis is on the function of specific muscles and bones in creating defined movement. Prerequisite: BIO153. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

KIN264-A
Edmisten, Jan S.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L243
KIN264-A
Edmisten, Jan S.
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus

KIN274 Applied Movement Anatomy
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Continued study of the muscle and bone structure of the human body. Heavy emphasis is placed on the biomechanical laws of movement. Prerequisites: KIN264. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

KIN274-A
Salley, Erik R.
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
KIN274-A
Salley, Erik R.
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN302 Contemporary Health Issues
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Major areas include personal, family, and community health, including the effects of alcohol, dangerous drugs and narcotics, degenerative and infectious diseases, and tobacco on the human body. Exploration of community resources related to health issues is offered. Meets California Teacher Credential requirements. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

KIN302-B
Stone, Kyle Mark
01/09/2017 W 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
KIN302-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 W 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN303 Foundations of Kinesiology
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A study of the historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of Kinesiology. Emphasized is a critical view of the nature and spectrum of the discipline. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

KIN303-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus A014
KIN303-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus

KIN332 Lifelong Motor Development
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A study of the physical growth and development of humans and how it interacts with and influences motor learning and performance. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

KIN332-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
KIN332-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
09/05/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN353 Care & Prev of Athl Injury
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A course providing instruction and experience in the prevention and care of injuries incurred in athletics. Methods of taping, therapy, health habits, and protective equipment are considered. Prerequisite: KIN 253 or 264. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

KIN353-A
White, Clinton Jamar
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus A016
KIN353-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus

KIN383 Exercise Physiology
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Physiological principles of exercise. Topics include the responses and adaptations of the neuromuscular system, bioenergetics, and the endocrine, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems to exercise. Prerequisite: BIO153. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

KIN383-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L240
KIN383-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN454 Behavioral Aspects of Sport
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A study of the sociological and psychological impact of physical activity on humans. The psychological factors of self-perception, motivation, cooperation, and competition will be examined and used as descriptors to illustrate the idea of sport as an institution of society. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

KIN454-A
White, Clinton Jamar
01/11/2017 W 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
KIN454-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 W 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN473 Rsrch Mthds & Evaluatn in Kines
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This course provides an introduction to research design that prepares the student to develop relevant questions and hypotheses in kinesiology, and to collect, analyze, and make application of empirical data through scientific writing. Prerequisite: KIN383. (3 units; Spring)e in li¯Ùòüj×

KIN473-A
Kim, Jong-Kyung
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus L248
KIN473-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus

Concentration Courses (16 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: 

Physical Education

KIN212 First Aid & Safety
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Theory and practice for prevention and care of accident or sudden illness. The course meets the requirements for Red Cross, CPR, and First Aid Certificates. Students may only earn credit for either KIN 212 or KIN 312. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

KIN212-A
Edmisten, Jan S.
02/25/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus K230
KIN212-A
STAFF, STAFF
10/14/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus K230

KIN363 Movement Exp for Children
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A study of the physical needs of elementary school age children. Emphasis is on physical growth and development, basic movement skills, and the designing of movement programs for children. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

KIN363-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
KIN363-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN404 Mvmnt Exper for MidSchool Studnt
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An introduction to standards-based middle school physical education curriculum is provided. Emphasis is on designing a curriculum that emphasizes working cooperatively to achieve a common goal, meeting challenges, making decisions, and working as a team to solve problems. Course includes both classroom and physical activities. (3 units; Fall)

KIN404-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
09/05/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN414 Mthds of Tching Sport Activities
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Introduction to subject matter content, teaching methods, and technique related to the design and implementation of a high school physical education curriculum. Course focuses on the California physical education content standards of High School Course 1 and Course 2. (3 units; Spring)

KIN414-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
01/11/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN423 Organztion & Admin Physicl Educ
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A study of possible administrative challenges in departments of physical education as well as departmental organization and facilities use. (3 units; Spring)

KIN423-A
Fenex, Bart L.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus A015

Sports Management

KIN212 First Aid & Safety
+

Theory and practice for prevention and care of accident or sudden illness. The course meets the requirements for Red Cross, CPR, and First Aid Certificates. Students may only earn credit for either KIN 212 or KIN 312. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

KIN212-A
Edmisten, Jan S.
02/25/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus K230
KIN212-A
STAFF, STAFF
10/14/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus K230

KIN305 Applied Sport Management
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A study of basic management principles and their application to the field of sport. (3 units; Fall)

KIN305-A
Sullivan, Sean
09/05/2017 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN315 Sport Governance
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This course is an examination of sport organizations focused on both professional and amateur governance structures and processes. The study of policy in educational, non-profit, professional and international sport venues will also be addressed. (3.0 units; Spring, As Offered)

KIN315-A
Sullivan, Sean
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN423 Organztion & Admin Physicl Educ
+

A study of possible administrative challenges in departments of physical education as well as departmental organization and facilities use. (3 units; Spring)

KIN423-A
Fenex, Bart L.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus A015

KIN433 Sports and Activities Practicum
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Practical field experience in a professional Kinesiology setting. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and senior or graduate students by permission of the department. Students must arrange the field experience under the guidance and approval of the Kinesiology Department Chair. (3 units)

KIN433-B
Hauck, Lauri M.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Instructor OFFC
KIN433-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
KIN433-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
05/08/2017 M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Instructor OFFC
KIN433-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC

Sports Medicine

BIO163 Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab
+

A continuation of BIO 153 (Anatomy and Physiology I). Included is the study of structure and function of the circulatory (blood, heart, blood vessels and circulation), lymphatic, immune, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prior completion of BIO153 is recommended. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO163-N
Heyman, Nathanael S
03/06/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO163-O
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-L
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 F 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-A
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-M
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 F 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-F
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-D
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-E
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-J
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-C
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-G
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-H
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-I
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-K
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-B
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2017 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO163-A
Heyman, Nathanael S
07/03/2017 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO163-B
Heyman, Nathanael S
07/03/2017 TR 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO163-C
Heyman, Nathanael S
07/03/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO163-D
Runyan, Stephen A.
10/30/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO163-A
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center A110
BIO163-B
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center A110
BIO163-C
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 TR 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center A110

KIN304 Intro to Athletic Training
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This course is designed to introduce the student to the vocabulary, theories, principles, and skills involved with the profession of athletic training. A special emphasis is placed on the Athletic Training profession including the various health care professions and responsibilities, administration, and legal concerns; risk management including nutritional concerns, protective equipment, and prophylactic taping, wrapping, and bracing; Acute Injury Management including emergency care and universal precautions; and basic Health Care Administration. While the course content is directed to the preparation of students who would like to pursue future education in a n entry-level graduate athletic training program, it is also pertinent to other therapeutic and sports medicine related sub-disciplines. (3 units)

KIN304-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus A015
KIN304-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN312 Emergencies in Sports Medicine
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This course prepares the student to be a First Responder and ready to give emergency care required for catastrophic and/or life-threatening injuries and illness to physically active individuals. Completion of this course provides certification in professional rescuer CPR, Bloodborne pathogens, AED and First Aid. Students may only earn credit for either KIN 212 or KIN 312. (3 units)

KIN312-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L246
KIN312-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus

KIN433 Sports and Activities Practicum
+

Practical field experience in a professional Kinesiology setting. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and senior or graduate students by permission of the department. Students must arrange the field experience under the guidance and approval of the Kinesiology Department Chair. (3 units)

KIN433-B
Hauck, Lauri M.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Instructor OFFC
KIN433-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
KIN433-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
05/08/2017 M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Instructor OFFC
KIN433-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC

KIN490 Prin of Conditioning Athletes
+

A study of the physiological and biomechanical basis of conditioning for different sports. Topics include bioenergetics, specificity of training, periodization, and organization and administration of the strength and conditioning facility. Prerequisites: KIN274 and KIN383. (3 units; Fall, Spring)

KIN490-A
Miller, Amy
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus A015
KIN490-A
Miller, Amy
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus