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KNES 1101 (1-1-0) Fitness for LivingThis 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)
KNES 1102 (1-1-0) BadmintonA course in beginning level badminton skills and techniques, rules, scoring, singles and doubles, strategy, and etiquette. Spring.
KNES 1103 (1-1-0) BasketballA course designed for the beginning basketball player. Fundamental skills, basic offensive and defensive strategies, and basic rules are taught. Fall, Spring.
KNES 1104 (1-1-0) SoccerA course to familiarize students with the rules, fundamentals, strategies, and health benefits of soccer. Spring
KNES 1106 (1-1-0) Beginning GolfA 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.
KNES 1107 (1-1-0) RacquetballA course to familiarize students with the rules, fundamentals, strategies, and health benefits of racquetball. Activity Fee. Offered periodically.
KNES 1108 (1-1-0) Group ExerciseA 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.
KNES 1109 (1-0-0) Snow SkiingAn 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 EducationA 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.
KNES 1112 (1-1-0) Recreational ActivitiesA 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.
KNES 1113 (1-1-0) Introduction to Aerobic RunningA 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.
KNES 1115 (1-1-0) Beginning TennisA course in beginning level tennis skills and techniques, rules, scoring, singles and doubles strategy, and etiquette. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Cross Listed Courses: KNES 1116
KNES 1116 (1-1-1) Intermediate TennisA course to review and improve upon beginning tennis competencies and to introduce more advanced tennis strokes and game strategy. Spring.
Cross Listed Courses: KNES 1115
KNES 1117 (1-1-0) Beginning Resistance TrainingA 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) VolleyballAn 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 WalkingThis 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.
KNES 1120 (1-1-0) Varsity AthleticsA 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 AerobicsA 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
KNES 1122 (1-1-0) Rhythmic ActivitiesA 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
KNES 1127 (1-1-0) Intermediate Resistance TrainingThis 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.