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Courses - Summer 2019
KNES
Kinesiology Department Site
KNES131V
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Beginning Jogging
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required beginning the first day of class. Students must pay $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES134O
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Bowling (Intermediate)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required the first day of class. Students must pay a $40 facility fee plus bowling shoes are required.
KNES137N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Golf (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required beginning the first day of class. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES146F
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Recreational SCUBA (Beginner)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Basic swimming ability. Attendance on the first day of class is required of all students. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee. Students will also be expected to pass a medical examination; details can be obtained by the instructor in advance of class.
KNES157N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Weight Training (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required beginning the first day of class. Students must pay $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES161T
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Yoga (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required beginning the first day of class. Students must pay $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES200
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Kinesiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Kinesiology program; and freshman standing. Or must not be in Kinesiology program; and must have less than 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES200 or KNES289M.
An overview of kinesiology, the interdisciplinary study of physical activity. Examines human motor behavior and its cultural forms such as sport from the physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, philosophical, and biomechanical perspectives.
KNES201
Kinesiological Principles of Physical Activity
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: Any physical activity course, e.g., KNES 100-190; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: KNES200 or KNES201.
An introduction to Kinesiology, the study of human movement, through the experience of learning a specific motor skill or being engaged in physical activity. Emphasis on the theories and knowledge underlying the learning and performance of all motor and sport skills.
KNES287
Sport and American Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Sport will be related to such social problems as delinquency, segregation, collective behavior, and leisure; to social processes such as socialization, stratification, mobility, and social control; and to those familiar social institutions the family, the school, the church, the military, the economy, the polity, and the mass media.
KNES289
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES293
History of Sport in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
The growth and development of sport in America. The transformation of sport within the perspective of American history, including class sport, professionalization, amateurism, and international involvement.
KNES300
Biomechanics of Human Motion
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH112, MATH113, MATH115); or (must have completed one General Education: Fundamental Studies-Math course with a minimum grade of C-; and must have math eligibility of MATH140 or higher).
Recommended: PHYS121.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.
The study of human movement and the physical and physiological principles upon which it depends. Body mechanics, posture, motor efficiency, sports, the performance of a typical individual and the influence of growth and development upon motor performance.
Students must pay a $50 laboratory fee.
KNES350
The Psychology of Sports
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
An exploration of personality factors, including but not limited to motivation, aggression and emotion, as they affect sports participation and motor skill performance.
KNES355
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES287.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES355 or KNES498M.
Application of concepts and issues related to management principles and business concerns across various sections of the sport industry. Principles pertaining to the management of sport organizations.
Prerequisite: KNES287 with a C- or better.
KNES360
Physiology of Exercise
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI202 and BSCI201; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Kinesiology; Public Health Science).
A study of the physiology of exercise, including concepts of work, muscular contraction, energy transformation, metabolism, oxygen debt, and nutrition and athletic performance. Emphasis on cardiovascular and respiratory function in relation to physical activity and training.
Students must pay a $50 laboratory fee. Please note, for Summer Term 2016, restrictions will not apply.
KNES370
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.
Motor development across the life span. The developmental sequences of motor skills from birth to old age; neuromaturation of neuromuscular system; analysis of the underlying mechanisms of motor skill development; and correlates of motor development.
Please note, for Summer Term, restrictions will not apply.
KNES385
Motor Control and Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.
Physiological and cognitive bases for motor control and their applications to the acquisition of movement skills and understanding of movement disorders. Topics include: neurophysiology, motor control theory, sensory/perceptual processes, perception-action coupling, information processing, memory, attention, individual differences, motivation, practice organization and role of feedback.
Please note, for Summer Term, restrictions will not apply.
KNES389
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES389K
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations; Kinesiological Sciences Internship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: KNES major and relevant KNES major classes.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES405
Principles & Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201 and BSCI202; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from Kinesiology core courses at the 300-level or higher.
Additional information: This course emphasizes hands-on application of skills. Course participation is critical.
It is critical for sports medicine and sport performance specialists to understand the location and inter-relationships of the structures of the body that impact human movement. Thus, the primary purpose of this course is to facilitate an in-depth, understanding of the muscles of the body. Specifically, students will learn the origins, insertions, primary and secondary functions, as well as nervous innervations of the major muscle groups of the body. In addition, students will develop palpation skills and learn to grade the function of each muscle through manual muscle testing techniques. These skills form the foundation for assessing functional movement as well as performing safe and effective manual therapy techniques. Thus, while the focus of the class will be to develop sound, introductory palpation and manual muscle testing skills, basic principles of functional movement and manual therapy will also be addressed through hands-on application as well as case study.
KNES462
Neural Basis of Human Movement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201, BSCI202, and KNES385; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
An introduction to the neural substrates which underlie postural and volitional movement. Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basis of motor functioning; past and present conceptualizations of motor control and coordination; movement disorders; and maturation of the neuromuscular system.
KNES497
(Perm Req)
Kinesiology Senior Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: A professional writing course with a minimum grade of C-; and must have completed 6 KNES core courses and 2 KNES option courses, all with a C- or higher; and must have completed STAT100 with a C- or better.
Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Kinesiology program; and permission of department.
Discussions of contemporary issues vital to the discipline, critiques of research in the student's area/areas of special interest, completion of a major project where the student will be asked to demonstrate the ability to carry out investigative processes in problem solving and critical writing under faculty direction.
Summer enrollment is by permission only. Please contact an advisor (advisingknes@umd.edu) if you are interested in enrolling in Kinesiology Senior Seminar.
KNES498
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Kinesiology; Special Topics in Kinesiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES689
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Kinesiology
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES778
Internship in Physical Activity and Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
KNES789
Advanced Projects in Kinesiology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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KNES898
KNES899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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