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KNES 5010   (0-0-0)   EC-12 Physical Education Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) for Physical Education EC-12. The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparations manuals. Information will also be provided from other state developed resources including Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Physical Education EC-12. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES practice test at the end of the course in order for the College of Education to allow the student to receive a bar code for the state examination.   Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 5301   (3-3-0)   Exercise Physiology
The course is to provide a focused and applied approach in exercise physiology and sport/fitness training, conditioning, and sport medicine. The course will provide an in-depth review of the scientific and physiological components of a training program. The primary focus will be on training factors and how various conditions and situations affect exercise performance.  Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 5302   (3-3-0)   Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Sport
Specific problems and new developments in the administration of sport and physical education programs, including business procedures, equipment, facilities, conduct of athletic events, school law and liability, staff and public relations.  Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 5303   (3-3-0)   Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
This course will provide a focused and applied approach to the mechanical analysis of motor skills. The primary focus will be concentrated on the terminology and applied principles of biomechanics related to sport techniques and training principles. This course will also provide an in-depth study of the physical body in motion.  Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 5304   (3-3-0)   Sport Nutrition
This course will present the essential components of nutrition as they specifically relate to improvements in human performance, especially as it involves the influence of exercise and sport. Students will become adept in assessing body composition using an assortment of scientific instruments. The course will familiarize students with the concept of energy balance and dietary analysis as it relates to developing appropriate body compositions.   Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 5311   (3-3-0)   Concepts of Personal Training
This course is designed to allow students to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. Students will conduct fitness assessments and create effective exercise prescriptions to allow clients to attain the health benefits of physical activity. Students will also learn how to support and motivate clients in choosing healthy physical activity behaviors. The student must also register for an successfully complete the Cooper Institute's Personal Trainer Education course.  Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 5321   (3-3-0)   Internship
This course provides students with a practical experience in a kinesiology/sport related area of the student’s choosing in a school, college or university, business or industry. Specific assignment is based on student need and interest. The course requires a report with reflections, assignments, and responsibilities as well as an immediate supervisor’s evaluation.   Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: Instructor's approval.


KNES 6010   (0-0-0)   Professional Portfolio
Professional portfolios provide a visual demonstration and clear understanding of student mastery of necessary skills in the student's designated program of study. The portfolio is a culmination of the student's accomplishments, skills, ability, and aptitude for their field of study at the graduate level. Degree seeking students in the College of Education will be expected to present their professional portfolio to the Educator Preparation Board for assessment as evidence of program success during their final semester. Students are to follow the portfolio guidelines provided by the College of Education.  Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: Last semester of graduate study.


KNES 6305   (3-3-0)   Measurement, Evaluation, and Research in Kinesiology
A course designed to provide applicable knowledge of skills tests and written tests related to kinesiology, sport, and exercise training. The course will also focus on procedures for administering tests and techniques for analyzing data and evaluating results. Appropriate statistical measures and research methods will be included as well as related computer assisted technology.  Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6306   (3-3-0)   Theories in Coaching
This course is to discuss current trends and applied theories for the coach in today’s society related to ethics, duties, training, motivation, organizational responsibilities, and public relations. A study of the historical and philosophical foundations of coaching as well as characteristics of the God-called coach will be included.  Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6307   (3-3-0)   Fitness Management
This course will provide an in-depth discussion of the fundamental components of fitness. Students will concentrate on both the health related components (cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility) and the skill-related components of fitness (agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time and speed). Students will be made aware of various fitness certification programs and to the concepts of personal training. Students will also be introduced to facility design.   Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6308   (3-3-0)   Sociology of Sport
This course will examine the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in American society from a critical perspective. Historical and contemporary sport issues related to social and cultural phenomenon, different cultures in sport, sport for special populations, religion and sport, politics and sport, deviance in sport, and the importance of lifetime sport and fitness will be emphasized to allow students to consider future developments in sport in American life.   Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6310   (3-3-0)   Current Trends and Issues in Kinesiology/Sport (S-L)
This course involves analysis of selected current issues or problems related to kinesiology and sport. The course is designed around controversial and curiosity-arousing issues for discussion and analyzing. The emphasis is on kinesiology and sport-related actions as they influence and are influenced by social and cultural contexts. It is organized to facilitate the use of research, theory, and everyday experiences.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Summer.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6326   (3-3-0)   Psychology of Sport and Performance
Students will investigate psychological and social-psychological theories and current research pertaining to the study of sport and physical activity. Topics covered will include personality, anxiety, arousal, causal attribution, motivation, attention, self-confidence, and exercise psychology. Students will also develop an array of mental training techniques that have been used successfully by athletes and coaches to improve sport performance. How to use each technique as an athlete and teach it as a coach will be the primary objectives. This course takes an educational approach toward performance enhancement, not a clinical one. The mental training techniques include imagery, arousal regulation, somatic and cognitive stress management, concentration and attention control, positive self-talk, and goal setting.  Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6330   (3-3-0)   Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (S-L)
This course is designed to assist students in self-evaluating and developing their moral and ethical reasoning skills as they relate to the field of sport. Special consideration will be given to the concepts of competition and fair play, doping and genetic enhancement in sport, gender and sexual equality and issues in the social ethics of sport. The course will also present an introduction to sport law.  This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6331   (3-3-0)   Business of Sport
This course provides an examination of the business of professional, club, and college sports. Emphasis will be given to the areas where the features of the sports industry give rise to different challenges and opportunities than those found in other businesses. Topics include athletes and agents, sports marketing, broadcasting and media, stadiums and arenas and financial valuation and profitability.  Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


KNES 6345   (3-3-0)   Applied Pedagogy in Kinesiology
Students will examine current trends and issues in K-12 physical education curriculum development and will study instructional methods in physical education with developmentally appropriate teaching and management techniques for elementary, middle, and secondary physical education. The course content includes examples of program innovations, as well as current international, nation (e.g., national standards), and state (e.g., TEKS in Texas) curriculum initiatives.  Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.


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