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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 1113   (1-1-0)   Introduction to Aerobic Running

A physical activity course designed to develop muscular strength/endurance as well as improve cardiovascular health. The course will primarily focus on endurance and will introduce the fundamentals of aerobic running combined with occasional challenging workouts. To improve aerobic benefits, the class will focus on strengthening isolated muscle groups throughout the body to enhance running economy and injury prevention. The course will examine the benefits of aerobic running as well as the associated risks. The course will explore some of the societal issues and trends in distance running. The course will take place on campus with an additional off-campus race. Students should expect to see improvements in body composition, aerobic capacity, and muscular endurance. Fall, Spring.
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.
Cross Listed Courses: KNES 1116

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.
Cross Listed Courses: KNES 1115

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. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: The online class requires students to have membership and/or access to an approved resistance 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 aerobics 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 1127   (1-1-0)   Intermediate Resistance Training

This course is designed to help students identify and understand the benefits of resistance training, how resistance training affects the body, and learn the intermediate level exercises and training routines for complete muscular development, expanding on skills learned in KNES 1117. Students will learn to design and develop a resistance training program that will meet their individual needs. Students will be instructed at a deeper level on some of the more complex exercises and training methods, providing an opportunity to develop skills in specific areas of strength training such as training for hypertrophy, endurance, and power. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: KNES 1117.

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   (3-3-0)   Coaching Today’s Athlete (S-L)

A comprehensive look at coaching interscholastic sports and the individual athlete. Emphasis will be placed on principles of organization, public relations, the sociology of sport, psychology of coaching, coaching leadership, coaching strategies and coaching methods. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, 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 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 3302   (3-3-0)   Research, Statistics, and Technology in Sport and Exercise

This course will create a foundational knowledge in research methods, design, and interpretation of data within sport and exercise. This course will also explore the impact of technology on research, data-driven decision making, and the quest for peak athletic and human performance. The aim of this course is to prepare the student to be a critical consumer of information; seeking the ability to conduct educated syntheses of pertinent research through an understanding of the research and statistical method in which it is conducted and presented, as well as the context in which it is carried out. 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 (S-L) 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 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.
Cross Listed Courses: CPRM 3310, CPSL 3310

KNES 3326   (3-3-0)   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 Educational Testing Service. 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.
Cross Listed Courses: KNES 5010

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.

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, Online.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1401 and 2405.

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.
Cross Listed Courses: BIOL 4305

KNES 4306   (3-3-0)   Exercise for Special Populations

This course will provide foundational, as well as practical information regarding exercise for those that may be affected by various conditions, diseases, disabilities, or life stages. An overview of each will provide information on unique circumstances that will impact exercise responses, effects of exercise training on specific conditions, and recommendations for exercise testing and programming. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2405.

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 2405 or 2406 is recommended. Students must have current CPR certification by the end of this course.

KNES 4308   (3-3-0)   Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Human Performance

This course will introduce students to the field of sport psychology through a foundational study of pertinent theories and concepts, psychological variables, and the application of these variables to sport, exercise, and human performance. This interdisciplinary field of psychological study in sport and exercise is ideal for students that will be working with athletes in any capacity, those pursuing physical education, or those engaged in various other professions within sport, fitness, or human performance. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: PSYC 4308

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 4320   (3-3-0)   Essentials of Athletic Performance Development

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of strength and conditioning, providing the student for the national certification test through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS). Emphasis will be placed on the exercise sciences (anatomy, exercise physiology, and biomechanics) and nutrition exercise technique, program design, and testing and evaluation. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2405, BIOL 2406, second semester sophomore or junior standing.

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

This course is designed to supplement classroom study with practical participation in the broad area of kinesiology, sport management, and its associated professional contexts. Students will have the opportunity to learn from, work with, and be mentored by current professionals in their field of study. This internship will serve as an elective for kinesiology and sport management majors. This internship curriculum builds upon the foundational professional development and practical experience curriculum of Internship in Kinesiology I, focusing on project management within your professional context of interest. This internship requires 80 contact hours of supervised professional experience along with the completion of an internship project. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: KNES 4336 or concurrent.

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