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KNES 1101   (1-1-0)   Fitness for Living
This course is designed to lay the foundation for an individualized lifetime wellness program. It involves a combination of cognitive and exercise components. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Online (summer and fall intramester)
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1102   (1-1-0)   Badminton
A course in beginning level badminton skills and techniques, rules, scoring, singles and doubles, strategy, and etiquette. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1103   (1-1-0)   Basketball
A course designed for the beginning basketball player. Fundamental skills, basic offensive and defensive strategies, and basic rules are taught. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1104   (1-1-0)   Soccer
A course to familiarize students with the rules, fundamentals, strategies, and health benefits of soccer. Spring
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1106   (1-1-0)   Beginning Golf
A course designed to teach the student golfer the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Particular attention will be given to ball flight laws, principles of the golf swing and preferences, ball flight control, and the rules of golf and golf etiquette. Activity Fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1107   (1-1-0)   Racquetball
A course to familiarize students with the rules, fundamentals, strategies, and health benefits of racquetball. Activity Fee. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1108   (1-1-0)   Group Exercise
A course in which the healthy student, through active participation, will develop knowledge and skill sufficiently adequate to provide enjoyment for these cardiorespiratory activities to become personal, lifetime, recreational fitness activities. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1109   (1-0-0)   Snow Skiing
An activity course designed to teach the fundamentals, techniques, equipment used, and clothing for alpine and cross-country skiing. The opportunity to register for this course will coincide with the DBU ski trip. Additional costs apply. Winter.
Prerequisite: In conjunction with Apartment Life ski trip. Additional costs apply.

KNES 1111   (1-1-0)   Outdoor Education
A course in outdoor educational activities including backpacking, camping, hiking, and orienteering. Activities may include an overnight backpacking/camping trip in a Texas state park. Activity Fee. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1112   (1-1-0)   Recreational Activities
A course designed to experience a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, ropes course, etc. The emphasis is on emotional relaxation through recreation. Activity Fee. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1115   (1-1-0)   Beginning Tennis
A course in beginning level tennis skills and techniques, rules, scoring, singles and doubles strategy, and etiquette. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1116   (1-1-1)   Intermediate Tennis
A course to review and improve upon beginning tennis competencies and to introduce more advanced tennis strokes and game strategy. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1117   (1-1-0)   Weight Training
A course designed to improve and/or maintain each student’s level of physical fitness through weight training, calisthenics, and aerobic and anaerobic activities. Major emphasis will be placed on improving muscular strength and toning of muscle groups through use of weight training. The online class requires students to have membership and/or access to an approved weight-training facility. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: The online class requires students to have membership and/or access to an approved weight training facility.

KNES 1118   (1-1-0)   Volleyball
An activity course designed to provide the information and structure required to build quality volleyball team and individual skills. Sport history, rules, drill and practice routines, strategies and sports-specific physical conditioning exercises for volleyball will be covered.

KNES 1119   (1-1-0)   Aerobic Walking
This course is designed to familiarize students with the joy and health benefits of aerobic walking. Upon completion of this course, students will have a full understanding of walking as an aerobic exercise, how to measure hart rate for optimal performance, and skills for a healthy balanced lifestyle. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1120   (1-1-0)   Varsity Athletics
A course in which the varsity athlete, through active participation, will develop fundamental sport skills, principals of strength training/conditioning, and an overall appreciation and awareness of physical and emotional benefits of exercise and sport participation. This course may be taken once within student's degree plan. Approval of head coach is required. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Member of varsity athletic team and Director of Athletics approval.

KNES 1121   (1-1-0)   Water Aerobics
A course to improve fitness through water aerobic and strengthening exercises and to understand the importance of fitness and nutrition in order to maintain a personal wellness lifestyle. Activity Fee. Summer
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1122   (1-1-0)   Rhythmic Activities
A course involving the study of rhythmic activities from a cultural and recreational perspective. It involves performing a variety of rhythmic activities and it gives students the opportunity to develop socially as they participate in this lifetime activity. Activity Fee. Winter
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1190   (1-1-0)   Aerobic Walking
This course is designed to familiarize students with the joy and health benefits of aerobic walking. Upon completion of this course, students will have a full understanding of walking as an aerobic exercise, how to measure hart rate for optimal performance, and skills for a healthy balanced lifestyle. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 2301   (3-2-0)   Foundations and Trends in Kinesiology
Study of the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of kinesiology and current trends in the field. Serves as an introductory course for kinesiology majors in covering professional opportunities and qualifications. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 2305   (2-2-0)   Coaching Today’s Athlete
A comprehensive look at coaching interscholastic sports and the individual athlete. Emphasis will be placed on principles of organization, public relations, psychology of coaching, strategies and coaching methods. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 2309   (3-3-0)   Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)
An overview of various disabling conditions, laws that apply to persons with disabilities, and methods of adapting physical activities and sports so that all individuals, regardless of ability or disability, may enjoy and benefit from them. Moreover, through community service and socialization with persons with disabilities, students will gain experience and sensitivity that textbooks/classrooms cannot provide. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 3222   (2-2-0)   Pedagogy of Sports Skills
This course will include the presentation of approximtely 20 different sports/activities that the current high school Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) includes as requirements for secondary physical education teachers. Most of the skills will be presented by students through required lesson plans and lesson teaching. Emphasis on All-level Kinesiology ExCET preparation regarding sports skills/activities content. Observations in local middle and/or high schools are required. Fall, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. This course must be taken concurrently with KNES 3322 - Art and Science of Movement in the Adolescent.

KNES 3301   (3-3-0)   Sports Ethics
A study of the moral/ethical issues involved in the area of sports. The course will concentrate on addressing the issues involved in sports in modern society from a biblical perspective at the youth, high school, and college levels. The moral/ethical issues involved with professional sports will be addressed as well. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 3303   (3-2-0)   Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Organization and coordination of an athletic training program. Topics of discussion are physical conditioning techniques for athletes, injury prevention, first aid, and treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1401. BIOL 2405 or 2406 is recommended. Student must have current CPR certification by the end of this course.

KNES 3305   (3-3-0)   Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
A course designed to familiarize prospective kinesiologists with skills and written tests, procedures for administering tests, and techniques for evaluating results. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 3306   (3-3-0)   Coaching Interscholastic Sports
A course organized to focus on basic and advanced strategies and coaching methods of team and/or individual sports. This course is primarily for those who want to coach at the secondary level. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 3308   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Elementary Kinesiology
A study of content, methods, and materials of kinesiology instruction in the elementary school. In this course, the student works with a local elementary physical education teacher in the teacher's school. CP course only. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: KNES 3345

KNES 3310   (3-3-0)   Recreation Leadership
A study of recreation problems and the development of competence in leadership techniques in recreation programs. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 3320   (3-3-0)   Teaching Leadership Education
A course teaching students the fundamentals of instructing outdoor educational activities through a Biblical Christian worldview. Students will learn to instruct activities, including but not limited to, backpacking, camping, hiking, and orienteering. Students will learn to plan, implement, assess for risk management, and evaluate an outdoor educational experience. Fall.
Prerequisite: KNES 1111 Outdoor Education or KNES 1112 Recreational Activities

KNES 3326   (3-3-0)   Psychology of Motor Learning and Skill Development
A course designed to help prospective kinesiologists to become knowledgeable in theories of motor learning and to apply this knowledge in the development of their own teaching methods. This course will include types and theories of learning and factors affecting the development of motor skills. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 3345   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Kinesiology and Health
This course covers knowledge and skills in movement areas such as movement education, games, sports, stunts, tumbling and gymnastics, physical fitness, and rhythmic activities as well as physical health and safety and social development through movement. In addition, health information and behaviors will be covered such as nutrition, rest, communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, drug abuse, smoking, home safety, and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Emphasis on identifying the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) in videotapes and observations, on writing lesson plans and teaching lessons, and on preparing for the appropriate portion of the TExES examination. Elementary school physical education observations at a local school are required. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

KNES 4010   (0-3-0)   Kinesiology All-Level Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.

KNES 4105   (1-1-0)   Critical Issues in Kinesiology
Critical analysis of program changes and innovations influenced by sociological, cultural, and economic trends; identification and analysis of basic issues affecting programs in athletics and kinesiology. CP course only. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 4301   (3-3-0)   Exercise Physiology
Study of the physiological effects of exercise on the human body; basic physiological concepts and their relationship to the kinesiology and athletic programs. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1401 and 2405 (S-L).

KNES 4302   (3-3-0)   Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Athletic Programs
A study of the organization and administration of kinesiology, intramural, and interscholastic programs including administrative policies and procedures, staff, facilities and equipment, budget, office management, schedules, and public relations. Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 4303   (3-3-0)   Biomechanics
An analysis of movement based on a knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The relationship and application of principles of kinesiology, especially mechanical and muscular, to the teaching of selected biomechanical activities and skills will also be explored. Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1401 and 2405 (S-L).

KNES 4304   (3-3-0)   Performance Nutrition
A course designed to study functionality of foods and nutrients and their effects on health-related fitness and performance. Special emphasis will be given to nutrient timing, training, and performance as well as nutrition assessment, supplementation, and Periodization planning. Current issues in sports nutrition will be included.
Prerequisite: KNES 4301.

KNES 4305   (3-3-0)   Nutrition
Study of the six classes of nutrients and their effects on health. Special emphasis on personal dietary practices and on current issues in nutrition including weight control, fad diets, dietary aspects of cardiovascular disease, and sports nutrition. Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2406 and CHEM 1401.

KNES 4307   (3-3-0)   Exercise Testing and Prescription
A course designed to introduce students to physiological testing protocols, fitness evaluations, exercise designs and the underlying theoretical principles involved. It also involves the study of basic electrocardiography. Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1401. BIOL 2405 or 2406 (S-L) is recommended. Students must have current CPR certification by the end of this course.

KNES 4312   (3-3-0)   Periodization Training
A course designed to study training theory, training methods, and Periodization of training for maximizing athletic performance. Special emphasis will be given to annual training plans, training cycles, and peaking for competition. Current issues in training methods and theories will be included. Fall.
Prerequisite: KNES 4301.

KNES 4336   (3-3-0)   Internship in Kinesiology I
The internship program is designed to supplement classroom study with practical participation in the broad area of exercise science. Students will work with respected mentors in exercise science fields. For those majoring in kinesiology with an exercise science specialization. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 4337   (3-3-0)   Internship in Kinesiology II
The internship program is designed to supplement classroom study with practical participation in the broad area of sports management. Students will work with respected mentors in sports management. For those majoring in kinesiology with a sports management specialization. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 4636   (6-6-0)   Internship in Kinesiology I
The internship program is designed to supplement classroom study with practical participation in the broad area of exercise science. Students will work with respected mentors in exercise science fields. For those majoring in kinesiology with an exercise science specialization. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.

KNES 4637   (6-0-0)   Internship in Kinesiology II
The internship program is designed to supplement classroom study with practical participation in the broad area of sports management. Students will work with respected mentors in sports management. For those majoring in kinesiology with a sports management specialization. None.
Prerequisite: Fall, Spring, Summer.

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