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Courses - Summer 2024
KNES
Kinesiology Department Site
Open Seats as of
06/15/2024 at 10:30 AM
KNES120A
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Credit only granted for: KNES120 or KNES120A.
Formerly: KNES120A.
This is a co-ed physical activity course for beginning fitness walking.
Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES131N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Jogging (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
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.
KNES144T
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Self-Defense
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES161N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Conditioning (beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance (via ELMS response) is required of all students beginning the first day of class. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee. Students will be expected to complete 3-4 exercise sessions and post workout results on ELMS each week.
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.
KNES226
The Cybernetic Human
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: KNES289W OR KNES226.
Formerly: KNES289W.
Can the profound and rapid technological advances experienced in the 21st century change what it means to be human or the nature of humanity? Emergent technologies, new materials, increased computer power, engineering innovations, and groundbreaking work in the sciences of cognition and action provide myriad opportunities for repairing and enhancing the human body and brain. Examines the ethical, social, and technological implications of an increasing synergism of technology and the body in sports and the arts, at work or home, rehabilitating the body and the brain, and society at large.
KNES243
Sports Finance & Business Intelligence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
As society has evolved with advances in technology, so have the financial and analytical fundamentals of spectator sports leagues. In this course, students will examine modern business principles in for-profit sports leagues, understand current practices for successful operation and revenue generation, and explore how analytics and emerging categories play a crucial role in an organization's growth and competitiveness in their respective markets.
KNES287
Sport and American Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Recommended: Minimum grade of C- in KNES285.
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.
KNES289F
Topical Investigations; Foundations of Food, Physical Activity, & Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Explore the basics of nutrition, activity & exercise, and human health. What is a calorie? What is metabolic rate? How do our daily activities alter our metabolism? What are the short- and long-term benefits of exercise? How do equity and access to food and physical activity affect health? Is sedentary behavior a greater health risk than being overweight?
KNES300
Biomechanics of Human Motion
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201; and minimum grade of C- in MATH113 or higher.
Recommended: KNES265 or 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 $75 laboratory fee.
KNES320
Physiological Basis of Physical Activity and Human Health
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201 and BSCI202.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program.
Credit only granted for: KNES360 or KNES320.
A study of the responses and chronic adaptations to physical activity and exercise, with particular emphasis on the interaction between human health and physical activity. The laboratory component of course will focus on the assessment of physical activity and measurement of physiological adaptations to exercise. Students are expected to gain an understanding and appreciation for the benefits of physical activity and exercise in the context of public health.
Students must pay a $75 lab fee.

The laboratory component of KNES320 will be fully in-person at the times shown for each section. The lecture component of KNES320 will be fully online and asynchronous (meaning you will not have a set time to meet for class). There will be specific dates and time windows for lecture quizzes and exams (9am - 6pm EDT, without exception).
KNES334
Adapted Physical Activity: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: KNES370; or students not in the Kinesiology major may contact the instructor for permission.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 105 credits.
Study of the field of adapted physical activity and its impact on the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities. Students will design an adapted physical activity program proposal and develop the skills needed to empower people with disabilities to participate in physical activity and sports programs. Students will explore their own perceptions towards disability and how people with disabilities are portrayed in our society. They will study the etiology of disabling conditions and the implications for participating in physical activity.
For the Summer Session, major restrictions do not apply. Students who have completed a minimum of 75 credits may register.
KNES346
Sport for Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of C- in KNES287.
Recommended: KNES485.
Restriction: Must be a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES389D or KNES346.
Formerly: KNES389D.
Examines how sport-based programs and organizations are used by governments, multinational corporations, and non-government organizations (NGO's) to reach personal, community, national and international development objectives; focuses on theorizing the histories of international development and contemporary global issues; contextualizes the interrelationship of theory, institutions, and practices of domestic and international sport for development and peace programing.
For the Summer Session, major restrictions do not apply.
KNES350
The Psychology of Sports & Exercise
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
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. For the Summer Session, major restrictions do not apply.
KNES360
Physiology of Exercise
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201 and BSCI202; 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 $75 laboratory fee.

The laboratory component of KNES360 will be fully in-person. Lecture quizzes and exams will be open only from (9am - 9pm EDT, without exception) on the days listed in the syllabus. For the Summer Session, major restrictions do not apply.
KNES385
Motor Control and Learning
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201, and a minimum grade of C- in MATH113 or higher.
Recommended: KNES265 or PHYS121.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.
This introductory course investigates how humans control and adapt their movements to perform and learn a variety of motor skills, ranging from activities of daily living to elite athlete performance. This course examines the underlying cognitive, sensory and motor processes of control and adaptation of human movements both at the behavioral and neurophysiological levels. Relevant applications to movement rehabilitation as well as performance optimization are employed to illustrate the concepts discussed in class. The cognitive, sensory and motor mechanisms underlying motor control are explored first and then in a motor learning context.
This introductory course investigates how humans control and adapt their movements to perform and learn a variety of motor skills, ranging from activities of daily living to elite athlete performance. This course examines the underlying cognitive, sensory and motor processes of control and adaptation of human movements both at the behavioral and neurophysiological levels. Relevant applications to movement rehabilitation as well as performance optimization are employed to illustrate the concepts discussed in class. The cognitive, sensory and motor mechanisms underlying motor control are explored first and then in a motor learning context.

Students must pay a 75$ lab fee
KNES386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have completed three KNES core classes.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Explore and analyze concepts and procedures related to a quality service-learning experience to include planning, implementing, and evaluating a service-learning project.
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.
KNES389Y
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations; Applications of Community Sports-based Youth Development
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In this hands-on team-based course, students will volunteer with a local community partner that promotes sports-based positive youth development (SBPYD). These community partners support populations that are traditionally underserved or marginalized and integrate strategies into the sport context to promote positive social outcomes. This course may have non standard meeting times and could require traveling off campus. For additional information and permission to enroll, please contact the Kinesiology department.
KNES402
Biomechanics of Sport
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES300.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Mechanical determinants influencing sport techniques. A quantitative, scientific basis for sport analysis with emphasis on the application to numerous sport activities. Evaluation and quantification of the filmed performance of athletes.
KNES451
Children and Sport: A Psychosocial Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES350.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 105 credits.
Examination of youth sports from a psychosocial perspective, including the impact of highly structured sports on young athletes and the complex social network of coaches, parents and peers.
For the Summer Session, major restrictions do not apply. Students who have completed a minimum of 75 credits may register.
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.
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.
KNES600
Kinesiology in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
A broad introduction to public health within the context of the discipline of kinesiology, focusing on furthering the understanding of the ways kinesiology contributes toward achieving the goals of public health.
KNES601
Epidemiology of Physical Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: KNES600; and must have completed an undergraduate statistics course (e.g., STAT100 or equivalent).
An exploration of basic epidemiological study design, methods, and health outcomes in the field of physical activity.
KNES603
Research Methods in Kinesiology & Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: KNES600, KNES601, and KNES602.
The purpose of this course is to expose students: (1) to some of the key issues involved in physical activity and public health related research, and (2) the process of conducting and communicating research. In addition to learning the central aspects of a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, students will gain practice evaluating and synthesizing existing research, as well as writing a research proposal specific to a topic of their choice.
KNES621
Teaching Elementary Physical Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be enrolled in Pre-K to 12 Physical Education Master of Education program.
Credit only granted for: KNES689V or KNES621.
Formerly: KNES689V.
Students will learn aspects of teaching elementary physical education including: characteristics of elementary school students, testing, grading, teaching lifetime skills, and effective teaching techniques using SHAPE America Standards.
KNES689
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Kinesiology
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES778
Practical Experience 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.
KNES798
Internship in Physical Education/Sports Management
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be enrolled in PreK-12 Physical Education Master of Education program.
KNES799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES898
KNES899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.