Kinesiology (KN)

Courses

KN 100. Kinesiology and Nutrition: First-year Seminar. 2 hours.

Core course emphasizing the tools necessary for academic success in the transition from High School or a Community College to the University level. Careers, professional organizations, resources and issues that impact the field are also presented. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

KN 101. Practicum in Kinesiology. 2-4 hours.

This course will provide students with the opportunity to visit multiple job sites related to their career objectives and interests. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Field work required. Students must provide their own transportation to and from practicum sites. Prerequisite(s): KN 100 or consent of the instructor.

KN 130. Stress Management. 3 hours.

Introduction to stress and its effects on health, with experiential application of coping strategies and relaxation techniques. Addresses conventional and innovative approaches, with a special emphasis on the role of exercise.

KN 136. Techniques and Principles of Resistance Training. 2 hours.

Teaches students how to identify, describe, execute, and progress common resistance training exercises for upper extremity, lower extremity, and trunk. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

KN 137. Personal Fitness. 1 hour.

Evaluation of each student's level of fitness, followed by participation in a group exercise program. Variable training modes. Discussion on fitness-related topics.

KN 152. Introduction to Exercise Science and Health. 3 hours.

Provides students with the fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, particularly as it relates to the interaction between physical activity and health and disease. Course Information: Recommended background: High school chemistry, biology and/or physiology. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion. Natural World - With Lab course.

KN 194. Special Topics in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Participation and study in selected activities in Kinesiology. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term.

KN 200. Statistical Methods. 3 hours.

An introduction to statistics and the scientific method, including the application of selected statistical treatments to gain minimal competence to review and interpret results from published research. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MATH 121. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.

KN 240. Instructional Techniques in Fitness. 3 hours.

Development of instructional techniques for a variety of activities related to health promotion. Course includes planning and teaching techniques for developing programs in fitness using a variety of exercise modalities. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 243 and 251; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

KN 243. Basic Fitness Assessment. 3 hours.

This introductory-level course addresses screening and assesses fitness components necessary to assess posture, body composition, strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory endurance. Course Information: Extensive use of instrumentation. Prerequisite(s): KN 136. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

KN 251. Human Physiological Anatomy I. 5 hours.

The structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues and human skeletal, muscular and nervous systems are discussed. Integrating the functions of the various systems is emphasized. Course Information: 5 hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture, and one Discussion, and one Laboratory.

KN 252. Human Physiological Anatomy II. 5 hours.

The structure and function of the human endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, sensory, and reproductive systems are discussed. Integrating the functions of the various systems is emphasized. Course Information: 5 hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): KN 251 or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture, and one Discussion, and one Laboratory.

KN 253. Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 4 hours.

The structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues and human skeletal, muscular and nervous systems are discussed. Integrating the functions of the various systems is emphasized. Course Information: Credit is not given for KN 253 if the student has credit for KN 251. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 or consent of the instructor.

KN 254. Human Anatomy and Physiology II. 4 hours.

The structure and function of the human endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, sensory, and reproductive systems. Emphasis on integrating the functions of the various systems. Course Information: Credit is not given for KN 254 if the student has credit for KN 252. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): KN 253; or KN 251.

KN 255. Anatomy Laboratory I. 1 hour.

The first of a series of two courses covering the anatomy of the human body. The musculoskeletal system, the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system are covered. Course Information: Credit is not given for KN 255 if the student has credit for KN 251. Prerequisite(s): KN 253; or consent of the instructor.

KN 256. Anatomy Laboratory II. 1 hour.

This course is the second of a series of 2 courses covering the anatomy of the human body. The brain, special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are covered. Course Information: No credit given if the student has credit in KN 252. Prerequisite(s): KN 254; or consent of the instructor.

KN 261. Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy. 3 hours.

Designed to provide a foundational knowledge base regarding the structure of the human musculoskeletal system as it relates to movement and function. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 251.

KN 262. Training Methods for Core Stability. 3 hours.

Students learn methods to assess and program core stability for a variety of populations in the contexts of posture, endurance, strength and flexibility. Extensive use of Pilates equipment and small apparatus. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: KN 261. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

KN 294. Special Topics in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Selected topics in Kinesiology. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

KN 300. Research Methods and Inquiry in Kinesiology. 3 hours.

Introduces undergraduate students to inquiry processes and research methods applied in the field of Kinesiology. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 200 or PSCH 242; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

KN 330. Women's Health-Related Fitness. 3 hours.

The integration of social and physiological sciences to explore the relationship between women's health status and physical activity/exercise participation. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 352 and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

KN 331. Sport and Exercise Injury Management. 3 hours.

Fundamental management of exercise and sport related injuries and conditions. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 252 and KN 261; and junior standing or above. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

KN 335. Exercise Psychology. 3 hours.

Presents the psychological basis for exercise motivation, behavior and outcomes. Focus on application of theoretical models of exercise adherence and psychological strategies to improve participation in regular exercise. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100.

KN 337. Psychology of Injury and Recovery. 3 hours.

Introduces the psychological, social, and emotional experiences associated with the acquisition and experience of physical injuries. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100.

KN 339. Evaluating Exercise and Worksite Health Promotion. 3 hours.

Explains the theories, methods, and practices of evaluating worksite health promotion programs. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 200 and KN 345. Recommended background: KN 335 and KN 301 and KN 302.

KN 340. Aquatic Fitness Leadership. 2 hours.

Methods and techniques of water-based activities for healthy or special needs populations in the water. Students will work with equipment used in the water to enhance fitness levels: cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 240. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

KN 345. Exercise Assessment and Programming. 3 hours.

Provides a variety of experiences in conducting advanced assessment and programming techniques and approaches to exercise, fitness, health and sport. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 136 and KN 240 and KN 243 and junior standing or above; or approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

KN 346. Advanced Strength and Conditioning Programming. 2 hours.

Allows students to develop their skills in program development in applied physical training for specific performance populations (athletes, military and health and safety workers). Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 136 and KN 240 and KN 345.

KN 350. Cadaver Dissection I. 1-3 hours.

Cadaver dissection using the regional approach. Dissection of the musculo-skeletal system, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in KN 252 or consent of the instructor.

KN 351. Cadaver Dissection II. 1-3 hours.

Cadaver dissection using the regional approach method. Dissection of the brain, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in KN 252 or consent of instructor.

KN 352. Physiology of Exercise. 4 hours.

The physiological responses associated with acute and chronic physical exercise; muscular, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 252. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

KN 361. Biomechanics: Introduction to the Human Machine. 3 hours.

Introduces the non-engineering/physics student to the science of mechanics with particular emphasis on the application of mechanics to the analysis of normal and pathological human and animal movement. Course Information: Previously listed as KN 260. Prerequisite(s): MATH 121 and KN 261, or consent of the instructor.

KN 372. Motor Control and Learning. 3 hours.

Introduction to basic principles regarding the acquisition and control of human movements. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 and KN 252.

KN 393. Undergraduate Internship in Kinesiology. 3 or 6 hours.

This course will provide students with a working experience at a professional job site where they can apply the knowledge, skills and abilities they have learned in the program. Course Information: Field work required. Students must provide their own transportation to and from internship sites. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department and completion of all required courses for the chosen internship site.

KN 394. Special Topics in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Flexible course structure designed to accommodate relevant topics beyond the scope of the current course offerings. Topic examples include muscle physiology, psychology of physical activity, biomechanics and motor control of special populations. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): KN 100; and sophomore standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

KN 395. Fieldwork in Applied Exercise Science and Health Promotion. 3 hours.

Students obtain supervised direct experience as well as conduct an applied Exercise Science and Health Promotion project. The program prepares students for the main areas of applied exercise science including fitness, health, exercise and sport. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): KN 200; and KN 240; and consent of the instructor.

KN 396. Independent Study in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Selected topics in Kinesiology for individual study. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor. Approval of student project by the KN 396 instructor and the supervising instructor.

KN 398. Senior Research Seminar. 3 hours.

An in-depth research analysis for the development of a research proposal in the student's area of interest. Review current literature, investigate various research methodologies, review the relevant research policies, and develop a proposed project. Course Information: Field work may be required. Students successfully completing KN 398 and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 are eligible to take KN 399 and complete their senior project. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and approval of the department.

KN 399. Senior Research Project. 3 hours.

The implementation of the proposal developed in KN 398. Data collection, analysis and interpretation will provide the basis for the written project. The project will be presented in an open forum to faculty and other students. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 398, senior standing, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above.

KN 400. Entrepreneurship for Applied Health Professionals. 3 hours.

Relates the theory, principles and practices applied in entrepreneurial start-up settings in healthcare and human performance professions. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.

KN 401. Clinical Skills in Kinesiology. 3 hours.

Builds, reviews, and assesses the clinical proficiencies in the areas of exercise assessment, testing, and programming; strength and conditioning training; health and nutritional coaching; and basic care of musculoskeletal injuries. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): HN 296 and KN 331 and KN 335 and KN 345. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

KN 402. Worksite Health Promotion. 3 hours.

Introduces students to evidence based worksite health promotion programs at two levels 1) program design, delivery and evaluation, 2) program management so that they develop skills and capabilities for the field of worksite health promotion. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 400.

KN 410. Aging and the Motor System. 3 hours.

Introduction to aging with a focus on its impact on the physical structure and function of the neural, muscular and skeletal systems; the mechanics through which the trajectory of aging can be potentially modified. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 252; and junior standing or above.

KN 431. Lower Extremity Overuse Injury. 3 hours.

Critical review of the literature related to lower extremity overuse injury; current practices and research gaps in the prevention and treatment of these injuries; movement assessment and corrective exercise to prevent and care of these injuries. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 261 and KN 331. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

KN 435. Sport Psychology for Individual and Team Performance. 3 hours.

Analysis and application of psychological concepts related to process and outcomes of sport and exercise programs. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 335.

KN 436. Health Coaching. 3 hours.

Enables students to practice and plan alternative approaches to health coaching, and to differentiate and evaluate two different health coaching approaches. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 335; and senior standing or above.

KN 437. Motivational Interviewing Lab. 1 hour.

Builds on the knowledge gained in KN 436 and focuses on developing proficiency in motivational interviewing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 436.

KN 438. Exercise Adherence. 3 hours.

Exercise behavior as it relates to habitual physical activity. Encompasses health outcomes, exercise adherence factors, intervention, strategies, and exercise settings.

KN 441. Muscle Physiology. 3 hours.

Examination of skeletal muscle function during physical activity and adaptations of skeletal muscle that occur with exercise training, inactivity and aging. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 352 and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

KN 442. Principles of ECG Interpretation. 3 hours.

Introduction to the basic principles and interpretation of the electrocardiogram (ECG) as it relates to fitness programs involving the apparently healthy as well as cardiac rehabilitation patients. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in KN 352; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture/Discussion and one Laboratory.

KN 448. Modifications in Exercise Programming. 3 hours.

This course examines the criteria for exercise and fitness participation and the modifications necessary to benefit people with limiting physical conditions. Course Information: Previously listed as KN 348. Prerequisite(s): KN 345 and junior standing or above.

KN 450. Advanced Strength and Conditioning. 3 hours.

Students develop the required knowledge and competencies to complete professional credential examinations with nationally and internationally recognized organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 200 and KN 252 and KN 335 and KN 345 and KN 361. Graduate Students must obtain consent of instructor.

KN 452. Advanced Exercise Physiology. 3 hours.

Review of research in exercise physiology on topics currently addressed in the research literature. The first half of the semester will address factors affecting performance. The second half will address health and disease factors. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 352; and junior standing or above and one college-level course in chemistry.

KN 460. Neuromechanical Basis of Human Movement. 3 hours.

Biomechanics of single and multi-joint systems, and its role in neural control of movement. Mechanisms of acute adaptations including warm-up, fatigue and potentiation, and chronic adaptations arising from reduced use or training. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 252 and KN 361 and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

KN 465. Biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal Systems. 3 hours.

Introduces the non-engineering/physics student to the biomechanics of the neural, muscular and skeletal systems. The course focuses on normal structure-function of tissues and joints, injury and prevention. Course Information: Previously listed as KN 365. Prerequisite(s): KN 361 or one year of college physics; or consent of the instructor.

KN 472. Movement Neuroscience. 3 hours.

Overview of the human nervous system. Emphasis is placed on the basic functional anatomical and physiological concepts relevent to the organization and execution of movement. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KN 251 and KN 252 and KN 352 and KN 372; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

KN 475. Movement Disorders. 3 hours.

Examines basic and applied understanding of the neural changes in motor function in disease and disorders of movement. This will include peripheral and central motor deficits. Prerequisite(s): KN 352 and KN 372; and junior standing or above.

KN 481. Workshop in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Intensified study of selected activities, topics, processes or areas in kinesiology. Topic will be announced. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term.

KN 489. Seminars in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Weekly seminars devoted to research in kinesiology and related fields, followed by a one-hour discussion. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.

KN 493. Practicum in Undergraduate Teaching. 1-2 hours.

Peer instruction experience for undergraduate students. Course Information: May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Students must have successfully completed the course, or its equivalent, that they are teaching with a grade of B or better, in addition to obtaining consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: Junior or senior standing and an overall GPA of 3.00.

KN 494. Special Topics in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Flexible course structure designed to accommodate relevant topics beyond the scope of the current course offerings, with more in-depth analysis of primary literature. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Depending on topic, specific prerequisites may be required.

KN 496. Special Projects in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours.

Independent research on special projects. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Approval by graduate faculty member and graduate director.