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KNES
Kinesiology Department Site
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07/17/2024 at 10:30 PM
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
Restricted to KNES majors only (08351). Non-majors may join a hold file. Attendance is required of all students beginning the first day of class. Credit only granted for KNES131V or KNES131N. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.

Beginning jogging prepares students to safely jog for 30 minutes continuously or to cover a 5K distance by the end of the semester.
KNES137N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Golf (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to KNES majors only (08351). Non-majors may join a hold file. Attendance is required the first day of class. Schedule adjustment is the first week of class only. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.

Restrictred to students in KNES major (08351).
KNES137O
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Golf (Intermediate)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to KNES majors only (08351). Non-majors may join a hold file. Attendance is required the first day of class. Schedule adjustment is the first week of class only. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.

Restrictred to students in KNES major (08351).
KNES140R
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Trampoline (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to KNES majors only (08351). Non-majors may join a hold file. Attendance is required on the first day of class. Scheduled adjustment is the first week of classes only. Students must pay a $40.00 instructional materials fee.
KNES140V
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Tumbling & Balancing (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to KNES majors only (08351). Non-majors may join a hold file. Attendance is required on the first day of class. Scheduled adjustment is the first week of classes only. Students must pay a $40.00 instructional materials fee.
KNES144Q
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Martial Arts, Karate (Beginning)
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required of all students beginning the first day of class. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES144T
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Self-Defense (Beginning)
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required of all students beginning the first day of class. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES154N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Swimming (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Attendance is required of all students beginning the first day of class. Schedule adjustment is the first week of classes only. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee. Restricted to KNES majors, non-majors can go onto a holdfile.
KNES155N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Tennis
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to KNES majors only. Non-majors may join a hold file. Students must pay a $40.00 instructional materials fee. Attendance is required on the first day of class.
KNES156
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
This is a co-ed physical activity course for pickleball.
Students must pay a $40.00 instructional materials fee. Attendance is required on the first day of class.
KNES157N
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Weight Training (Beginning)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to KNES majors only (08351). Non-majors may join a hold file. Attendance is required the first day of class. Schedule adjustment is the first week of class only. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES161T
Physical Education Activities: Coed; Yoga
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to KNES majors only (08351). Non-majors may join a hold file. Attendance is required of all students beginning the first day of class. Schedule adjustment is the first week of classes only. Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES173
Beginner BJJ & Martial Arts
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
This is a coed physical activity course which introduces students to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through physically participating in fundamentals of the Art. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a Brazilian martial art derived from the Japanese style, with a focus on grappling with particular emphasis on ground techniques. Students will learn basic escapes/submissions from ground positions. The student will learn and develop rudimentary skills necessary to progress in the above mentioned style. The course is taught at a beginner level and sparring (rolling) will not be permitted.
Students must pay a $40.00 instructional materials fee. Attendance is required on the first day of class.
KNES182
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Credit only granted for: KNES182 or KNES152N.
Formerly: KNES152N.
This is a co-ed physical activity course for soccer.
Restricted to KNES majors only. Non-majors may join a hold file. Students must pay a $40.00 instructional materials fee.

Attendance is required on the first day of class.
KNES200
Introduction to Kinesiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be a Kinesiology major within first 2 semesters; or must not be in Kinesiology program and have less than 45 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES200 or KNES201.
Kinesiology is the interdisciplinary study of physical activity that includes seven sub-disciplines: 1) exercise physiology; 2) biomechanics; 3) sport psychology; 4) motor development; 5) motor control; 6) sport history; and 7) sport sociology. This course will examine these areas of study within Kinesiology from scientific and applied perspectives.
KNES214
Science and Methods of Personal Fitness Instruction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: KNES214 or KNES210 and KNES211, or KNES210 and KNES212, or KNES289N.
Formerly: KNES210/KNES211, KNES210/KNES212, and KNES289N.
Basic concepts of human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, nutrition and the physiology of exercise training. Includes the CORE knowledge required for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer certification.
KNES225
Hoop Dreams: Black Masculinity and Sport
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: KNES289R OR KNES225.
Formerly: KNES289R.
Has sport disadvantaged African American males? This course critically examines sport as a site where notions of black masculinity are publicly debated, critiqued, challenged, celebrated, and also transformed. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, this course explores how sport has been invoked across the political and ideological spectrum to interrogate a number of issues impacting the life chances of young, African Americans males including educational attainment, poverty, social mobility, racism, cultural production, and notions of masculinity.
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.
KNES260
Science of Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP
Course details (1) the public health importance of and the processes underlying cardiovascular disease, (2) the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the methods whereby they were identified, and (3) the principles of the scientific evidence supporting the use of physical activity to prevent cardiovascular disease.
KNES265
Mathematical, Physical, & Statistical Basis of Kinesiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: KNES265 or KNES289P.
Formerly: KNES289P.
Mathematical, physical, and statistical foundations for human movement quantification, analysis, and evaluation. Upon successful completion, this course is expected to better prepare students for the science Core courses, such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor control, that are required for Kinesiology majors.
KNES282
Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department.
Theoretical and practical foundations of the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletically related injuries. Topics include: physical conditioning, preventive taping, recognition of injuries, first aid and CPR.
KNES Majors only.
KNES285
History of Physical Culture, Sport, & Science in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Restricted to majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES285 or KNES293.
Examines the history of physical culture in America, focusing on the period from the end of the Civil War to the Cold War. Physical culture refers to a broad range of movement practices including sport, play, rehabilitative exercise, health and fitness training, and recreation and leisure. More specifically, we challenge the idea that historical physical culture practices--and the scientific processes from which they were derived--were 'neutral' or 'objective'; rather, we explore the cultural, social, political, and economic contexts shaping physical culture knowledge, study, structures, and policies across American history. The goal is for you to learn and apply techniques of historical analysis to develop a critical understanding of how knowledge about, and practices of, physical culture supported a particular social order via the construction of difference, norms, and/or hierarchies, and ultimately contributed to some of the inequalities that endure today.
KNES286
Empowering Healthy Physical Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Learn evidence-based techniques that health professionals use to promote physical activity programs that meet the needs of diverse populations. Develop and implement an intervention plan targeting a specific population.
KNES287
Sport and American Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
Restricted to majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
KNES289
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES289B
Topical Investigations; Baseball: The National Pastime
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Examines the place of baseball in American society from historical, geographical, economic, and sociological perspectives.
KNES289Z
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations; The Kinesiology Major
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
KNES300
Biomechanics of Human Motion
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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 lab fee.
KNES305
Principles & Application of Exercise Rehabilitation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201 and BSCI202; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (KNES300, KNES350, KNES360, KNES370, KNES385).
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES498T or KNES305.
Formerly: KNES498T.
In-depth analysis of the basic principles of rehabilitation and exercise programming for common injuries encountered in a clinical setting. Basic assessment techniques, ranges of motion, muscular anatomy, rehabilitative protocols, and exercise modalities are a major focus.
KNES305H
(Perm Req)
Principles & Application of Exercise Rehabilitation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201 and BSCI202; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (KNES300, KNES350, KNES360, KNES370, KNES385).
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES498T or KNES305.
Formerly: KNES498T.
In-depth analysis of the basic principles of rehabilitation and exercise programming for common injuries encountered in a clinical setting. Basic assessment techniques, ranges of motion, muscular anatomy, rehabilitative protocols, and exercise modalities are a major focus.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES306
Prosthetics for Limb Amputations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201, BSCI202, and KNES300.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES306 or KNES498W.
Formerly: KNES498W.
Introduction to the science of prosthetics and the artificial devices that are designed, developed and fit to replace the missing body part or parts lost through trauma, disease or congenital conditions.
KNES306H
(Perm Req)
Prosthetics for Limb Amputations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201, BSCI202, and KNES300.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES306 or KNES498W.
Formerly: KNES498W.
Introduction to the science of prosthetics and the artificial devices that are designed, developed and fit to replace the missing body part or parts lost through trauma, disease or congenital conditions.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
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.
KNES332
Exercise Testing & Prescription for Fitness Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES360.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES332 or KNES389G.
Formerly: KNES389G.
Practical applications of exercise physiology and psychology to target fitness instruction for the general adult population Includes discussion of certification standards and professional development as well as evaluation of program safety and current trends.
KNES332H
(Perm Req)
Exercise Testing & Prescription for Fitness Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES360.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES332 or KNES389G.
Formerly: KNES389G.
Practical applications of exercise physiology and psychology to target fitness instruction for the general adult population Includes discussion of certification standards and professional development as well as evaluation of program safety and current trends.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES347
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES287.
Recommended: KNES355, ECON111, and ECON200.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES347 or KNES389I.
Formerly: KNES389I.
Examines sport as a diverse cultural form through which physical activity is organized, regulated, and consumed within contemporary society. Evaluation of the complex interactions between sport culture economic institutions and forces.
KNES350
The Psychology of Sports & Exercise
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
Restricted to students with a minimum of 45 credit or greater.
KNES350H
(Perm Req)
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.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
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.
KNES355H
(Perm Req)
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.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES360
Physiology of Exercise
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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 lab fee.
KNES370
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
KNES385
Motor Control and Learning
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
Students must pay a $75 lab fee.
KNES385H
(Perm Req)
Motor Control and Learning
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program. 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, P-F
Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department. This class does NOT fulfill a KNES Options Requirement.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES389K
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations; Kinesiology Internship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES389Y
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations; Application of Community Sports-Based Youth Development
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of KNES department.

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 nonstandard meeting times and could require traveling off campus. For additional information and permission to enroll, please contact the Kinesiology department.
KNES401
Zip Code: Prediction of Physical Activity & Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in SPHL100.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits; and must be in a major within, SPHL-Kinesiology department.
An exploration of the relationship and impacts of built and other social environments on health, including physical activity, social equity, gentrification, and many others.
KNES401H
(Perm Req)
Zip Code: Prediction of Physical Activity & Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in SPHL100.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits; and must be in a major within, SPHL-Kinesiology department.
An exploration of the relationship and impacts of built and other social environments on health, including physical activity, social equity, gentrification, and many others.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
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.
KNES402H
(Perm Req)
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.
KNES405
(Perm Req)
Principles & Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 105 credits.
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.
KNES405H
(Perm Req)
Principles & Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 105 credits.
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.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES440
Psychology of Athletic Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES350.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES498P, KNES689Z, or KNES440.
Examines the psychological factors, mechanisms, and processes in athletic performance. Utilizes a social psychological approach to focus on the study and review of individual performance in both the interpersonal and social context.
KNES440H
(Perm Req)
Psychology of Athletic Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES350.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES498P, KNES689Z, or KNES440.
Examines the psychological factors, mechanisms, and processes in athletic performance. Utilizes a social psychological approach to focus on the study and review of individual performance in both the interpersonal and social context.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES451
(Perm Req)
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.
KNES451H
(Perm Req)
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.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES457
Managing Youth Programs: Educational, Fitness and Sport
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES350 and KNES370.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES457 or KNES498Y.
An examination of the basic functions involved in managing physical education, fitness, and youth sports programs. Focus on leadership skills, organizational management, and techniques for applying learned skills in a variety of organizational settings that serve the nation's youth.
KNES460
Physiology of Aging and the Impact of Physical Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (KNES320, KNES360).
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Kinesiology; Public Health Science); and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES498F or KNES460.
Formerly: KNES498F.
Biology of the aging process in healthy individuals and those with chronic disease, the effects of acute exercise and exercise training on the physiological decline that occurs in humans, and the role that regular physical activity plays on enhancing the quality of life and activities of daily living in individuals.
KNES460H
(Perm Req)
Physiology of Aging and the Impact of Physical Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (KNES320, KNES360).
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Kinesiology; Public Health Science); and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES498F or KNES460.
Formerly: KNES498F.
Biology of the aging process in healthy individuals and those with chronic disease, the effects of acute exercise and exercise training on the physiological decline that occurs in humans, and the role that regular physical activity plays on enhancing the quality of life and activities of daily living in individuals.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES465
Physical Activity and Disease Prevention and Treatment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (KNES320, KNES360).
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Critically examines the scientific evidence that supports the use of physical activity to prevent and treat age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, abnormal lipoprotein-lipid levels, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and cancer.
KNES465H
(Perm Req)
Physical Activity and Disease Prevention and Treatment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (KNES320, KNES360).
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Critically examines the scientific evidence that supports the use of physical activity to prevent and treat age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, abnormal lipoprotein-lipid levels, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and cancer.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES474
Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Motor Behavior - MATLAB
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH115 or equivalent; or permission of Kinesiology department.
Recommended: MATH240.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Credit only granted for: KNES498Q or KNES474.
Formerly: KNES498Q.
Includes basic computer programming, algorithm, and quantitative techniques for time-series data with an emphasis on, but not limited to, human movement. These topics will be taught using MATLAB, a programming language and environment for numerical computation, data analysis, and visualization.
KNES476
(Perm Req)
Honors Thesis Proposal
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: KNES478.
Restriction: Must be a KNES Honors student; and senior standing.
Credit only granted for: KNES476 or KNES498R.
Development of honors thesis proposal based on preliminary research and literature review. Presentation of formal proposal to the thesis committee and fellow honors students.
KNES478
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Continuing KNES Honors Students must enroll in KNES478 every semester they are in the program.
KNES483
Sport Marketing and Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES287.
Recommended: KNES355.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Industry practices in sport marketing and media. Marketing strategies and consumer behavior in different sport contexts. Critical examination of selected social and economic issues related to the buying and selling of sport.
KNES483H
(Perm Req)
Sport Marketing and Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES287.
Recommended: KNES355.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 75 credits.
Industry practices in sport marketing and media. Marketing strategies and consumer behavior in different sport contexts. Critical examination of selected social and economic issues related to the buying and selling of sport.
Restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
KNES485
Sport and Globalization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
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.
Examination of sport culture from a global perspective; focuses on theorizing the similarities and differences between various national sporting cultures.
KNES498
Special Topics in Kinesiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This class does NOT fulfill a KNES Options Requirement.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES498A
Special Topics in Kinesiology; The Kinesiological & Scientific Bases of Human Movement & Sport: Golf
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: KNES350 with a grade of C- or better.

Restriction: Must be a KNES major and must have earned at least 90 credits.

Introduces students to the study of human movement and sport through the experience of learning a specific motor skill (i.e., golf) and the scientific knowledge regarding motor learning and performance. Through active personal learning and acquired scientific knowledge, students areexpected to develop critical thinking skills about motor performance. The course meets at the University Driving Range for about six weeks and then in the classroom. Students are responsible for transportation (walking or driving) to the Range.

Students must pay a $40 instructional materials fee.
KNES498M
Special Topics in Kinesiology; Social Justice in Kinesiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: KNES285 with a grade of C- or better and KNES287 with a grade of C- or better

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department

Using a social justice centered approach, students will broadly examine cases of injustice and inequity to consider the residual impacts of history and intersecting systems of oppression, while at the micro level of individuals, families, and communities, seek to actively engage in collaborative trust-building, participatory-action research, and selfless contributions to humanity.Students will engage with recent kinesiological scholarship and seek to apply knowledge within active learning scenarios to cultivate critical thinking, interpersonal communication,and collaborative problem-solving skills to address 21st century challenges, and contribute to a healthier, more equitable and sustainable future for all.
KNES498O
Special Topics in Kinesiology; Physical Activity & the Treatment & Prevention of Obesity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisites: KNES360 with a grade of C- or better. Restriction: Must have completed a minimum of 90 credits.

Students will examine and critically analyze the current research literature relevant to the diagnosis, prevalence, and impact of the current obesity epidemic in the US. Students will also study the presnt state of knowledge relative to the use of physical activity to prevent and treat obesity. This seminar format class is based on student presentations, participation, and writing assignements.
KNES498V
Special Topics in Kinesiology; Clinical Biomechanics: Musculoskeletal Injury
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisites: KNES300 with a grade of C- or better.

Restriction: Must be a KNES major and must have earned at least 75 credits.

This course will explore the mechanical bases of musculoskeletal injury to better understand the biomechanical mechanisms involved in causing the injury, the effect of injury on musculoskeletal tissue, and ultimately, based on our current knowledge, how injuries might be prevented.
KNES609
(Perm Req)
Research Issues in Kinesiology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES618
Current Readings in Exercise and Applied Physiology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
KNES619
Current Readings in Physical Cultural Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
KNES622
(Perm Req)
Teaching Secondary Physical Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be enrolled in PreK-12 Physical Education Master of Education program.
Credit only granted for: KNES689I OR KNES622.
Formerly: KNES689I.
Students will learn aspects of teaching secondary physical education including: characteristics of secondary school students, testing, grading, teaching lifetime activities, and effective teaching techniques using SHAPE America Standards.
KNES660
Psychology of Athletic Performances
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: KNES350.
Credit only granted for: KNES660 or KNES689Z.
Formerly: KNES689Z.
Psychological factors, mechanisms, and processes in athletic performance. The basic approach is social psychological, according to which the focus is on individual performance in the interpersonal athletic context. Intrapersonal and interpersonal factors and their effects on athletic performance. Psychology of peak performance, choking, and errors of mental control. Analysis of the general principles and types of mental training.
KNES674
Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Motor Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Proficiency in Precalculus and Linear Algebra or permission of department.
Credit only granted for: KNES689R or KNES674.
Formerly: KNES689R.
Includes basic computer programming, algorithm, and quantitative techniques for time- series data with an emphasis on, but not limited to, human movement. These topics will be taught using MATLAB, a programming language and environment for numerical computation, data processing, analysis, and visualization.
KNES678
(Perm Req)
Professional Seminar for Teacher Development in Physical Education
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
KNES689
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Kinesiology
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES689C
Special Problems in Kinesiology; Sport, Media, and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
KNES689Q
Special Problems in Kinesiology; Clinical Biomechanics: Musculoskeletal Injury
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
KNES691
Muscular Aspects of Exercise Physiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: KNES360.
Recommended: BSCI422.
Skeletal muscle structure and function including muscle development, excitation-contraction coupling, muscle fiber types and fatigue, muscle biochemistry, gene expression, muscle damage and regeneration. The effects of aging and exercise training on skeletal muscle.
KNES780
Preparation for Capstone Project in Physical Activity and Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Quantitative/Qualitative research methods course .
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Public Health program; or permission of the Kinesiology Department.
Additional information: This course is also available for students in programs other than PHAO. Priority enrollment reserved for MPH in PA students.
Provides detailed preparation for the culminating experience in which the student applies knowledge and skills learned in the MPH program to conduct independent work on a physical activity problem under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students will gain proficiency in conducting literature research and reviews, analyzing research methodology for appropriateness for their individual capstone projects, identifying gaps in the literature to support potential capstone topics, and preparing the capstone proposal presentation.
KNES789
(Perm Req)
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
KNES899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.