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Online Kinesiology Courses

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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Online (summer and fall intramester)
  • Prerequisite: None.

KNES 1117   (1-1-0)   Beginning Resistance Training

A course designed to improve and/or maintain each student’s level of physical fitness through resistance training, calisthenics, and aerobic and anaerobic activities. Major emphasis will be placed on improving muscular strength and toning of muscle groups through use of resistance training.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: The online class requires students to have membership and/or access to an approved resistance training facility.

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.

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: BIOL 1401. BIOL 2405 or 2406 (S-L) is recommended. Student must have current CPR certification by the end of this course.

KNES 3310   (3-3-0)   Recreation Leadership

A study of recreation problems and the development of competence in leadership techniques in recreation programs.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: BIOL 1401 and 2405.

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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: BIOL 1401 and 2405.

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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • 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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, 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.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

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