KNES - Kinesiology

KNES200 Introduction to Kinesiology (3 Credits)

An overview of kinesiology, the interdisciplinary study of physical activity. Examines human motor behavior and its cultural forms such as sport from the physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, philosophical, and biomechanical perspectives.

Restriction: Must be in Kinesiology program; and freshman standing. Or must not be in Kinesiology program; and must have less than 60 credits.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES200 or KNES289M.

KNES201 Kinesiological Principles of Physical Activity (1 Credit)

An introduction to Kinesiology, the study of human movement, through the experience of learning a specific motor skill or being engaged in physical activity. Emphasis on the theories and knowledge underlying the learning and performance of all motor and sport skills.

Corequisite: Any physical activity course, e.g., KNES 100-190; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Restriction: Must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES200 or KNES201.

KNES210 Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals (2 Credits)

Basic concepts of human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, nutrition and the physiology of exercise training. Includes the CORE knowledge required for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer and the ACE Group Fitness Instructor National Certification Examinations.

Corequisite: KNES211 or KNES212.

Formerly: KNES289N.

KNES211 Methods of Personal Fitness Instruction (1 Credit)

Development of personal training skills including effective communication, client assessment, fitness testing, goal setting, program design, program implementation, legal responsibilities and business strategies. This course prepares and provides the student the opportunity to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer National Certification exam.

Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in KNES210.

Formerly: KNES289P.

KNES212 Methods of Group Fitness Instruction (1 Credit)

Teaching and evaluation of a variety of group exercise programs including, step, cardio-boxing, cycling, muscle conditioning and circuit training. This course prepares and provides the student the opportunity to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor National Certification exam.

Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in KNES210.

Formerly: KNES289G.

KNES214 Science and Methods of Personal Fitness Instruction (3 Credits)

Basic concepts of human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, nutrition and the physiology of exercise training. Includes the CORE knowledge required for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer certification.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES214 or KNES210 and KNES211, or KNES210 and KNES212, or KNES289N.

Formerly: KNES210/KNES211, KNES210/KNES212, and KNES289N.

KNES218 Laboratory in Teaching (1 Credit)

The course is designed to prepare the student for the student teaching experience by assisting in a class.

Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Repeatable to: 2 credits.

KNES222 Gambling in the New Millennium: Poker, The Preakness, Point-spreads, Powerball and Public Policy (3 Credits)

Is gambling in the public interest? Students will critically examine the various implications of "what it means to gamble" through investigations of various gambling forms, different sectors of the gambling industry and the related economics, along with consumer behavior, sport, public policy and public health in this context.

Recommended: ENGL101 and COMM107.

KNES240 Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Movement (3 Credits)

Cultural diversity through an analysis of the different meanings that movement activities serve within different cultural groups. Students will examine how cultural affiliations can influence why and how members of different cultural groups engage in movement activities.

KNES253 Genetically-Modified Humans: Physical Performance in the Post-Genomic Era (3 Credits)

In this post-genomic era, can society pursue optimal health and maximal physical performance without changing what it means to be human? The remarkable advances in genome technologies offer both promise and peril for the future of human health and physical performance. Through investigations of genetic enhancement, personalized medicine, genetic screening and talent selection, students in Genetically-Modified Humans analyze the many issues related to the use and manipulation of the human genome.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES289X, KNES289H or KNES253.

Formerly: KNES289X, KNES289H.

KNES282 Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 Credits)

Theoretical and practical foundations of the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletically related injuries. Topics include: physical conditioning, preventive taping, recognition of injuries, first aid and CPR.

Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES282 or KNES381.

KNES286 Empowering Healthy Physical Activity (3 Credits)

Learn evidence-based techniques that health professionals use to promote physical activity programs that meet the needs of diverse populations. Develop and implement an intervention plan targeting a specific population.

KNES287 Sport and American Society (3 Credits)

Sport will be related to such social problems as delinquency, segregation, collective behavior, and leisure; to social processes such as socialization, stratification, mobility, and social control; and to those familiar social institutions the family, the school, the church, the military, the economy, the polity, and the mass media.

KNES289 Topical Investigations (1-6 Credits)

Independent study by an individual student or a group of students in special areas of knowledge not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

Repeatable to: 6 credits.

KNES293 History of Sport in America (3 Credits)

The growth and development of sport in America. The transformation of sport within the perspective of American history, including class sport, professionalization, amateurism, and international involvement.

KNES300 Biomechanics of Human Motion (4 Credits)

The study of human movement and the physical and physiological principles upon which it depends. Body mechanics, posture, motor efficiency, sports, the performance of a typical individual and the influence of growth and development upon motor performance.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH112, MATH113, MATH115); or (must have completed one General Education: Fundamental Studies-Math course with a minimum grade of C-; and must have math eligibility of MATH140 or higher).

Recommended: PHYS121.

Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES320 Physiological Basis of Physical Activity and Human Health (4 Credits)

A study of the responses and chronic adaptations to physical activity and exercise, with particular emphasis on the interaction between human health and physical activity. The laboratory component of course will focus on the assessment of physical activity and measurement of physiological adaptations to exercise. Students are expected to gain an understanding and appreciation for the benefits of physical activity and exercise in the context of public health.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201 and BSCI202.

Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES360 or KNES320.

KNES332 Exercise Testing and Prescription for the Fitness Professional (3 Credits)

Practical applications of exercise physiology and psychology to target fitness instruction for the general adult population Includes discussion of certification standards and professional development as well as evaluation of program safety and current trends.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES360.

Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES332 or KNES389G.

Formerly: KNES389G.

KNES333 Motor Development and Fitness for Individuals with Disabilities (3 Credits)

Implications of Federal and State regulations for planning and implementing motor development and physical fitness programs for individuals with disabilities. Evaluation strategies for assessing motor performance and fitness levels in educational programs for these individuals.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES287 and KNES370.

Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department; and must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.

KNES334 Adapted Physical Activity: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead a Healthy and Active Lifestyle. (3 Credits)

Study of the field of adapted physical activity and its impact on the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities. Students will design an adapted physical activity program proposal and develop the skills needed to empower people with disabilities to participate in physical activity and sports programs and to lead active lifestyles.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES498L or KNES334.

Formerly: KNES498L.

KNES335 Swimming Pool Management (2 Credits)

Analysis of the position of the swimming pool manager. The systematic treatment of swimming pool water; swimming pool first aid; and laws pertaining to swimming pool operation. Qualifies the student for a pool operator's license in most Maryland counties.

KNES342 Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace (3 Credits)

The Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace study abroad program is designed for students who are interested in the relationship between sport, culture, and the contemporary global economy.

Recommended: KNES287.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES389A or KNES342.

Formerly: KNES389A.

KNES350 The Psychology of Sports (3 Credits)

An exploration of personality factors, including but not limited to motivation, aggression and emotion, as they affect sports participation and motor skill performance.

KNES355 Sport Management (3 Credits)

Application of concepts and issues related to management principles and business concerns across various sections of the sport industry. Principles pertaining to the management of sport organizations.

Prerequisite: KNES287.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES355 or KNES498M.

KNES360 Physiology of Exercise (4 Credits)

A study of the physiology of exercise, including concepts of work, muscular contraction, energy transformation, metabolism, oxygen debt, and nutrition and athletic performance. Emphasis on cardiovascular and respiratory function in relation to physical activity and training.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI202 and BSCI201; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Kinesiology; Public Health Science).

KNES370 Motor Development (3 Credits)

Motor development across the life span. The developmental sequences of motor skills from birth to old age; neuromaturation of neuromuscular system; analysis of the underlying mechanisms of motor skill development; and correlates of motor development.

Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES385 Motor Control and Learning (3 Credits)

Physiological and cognitive bases for motor control and their applications to the acquisition of movement skills and understanding of movement disorders. Topics include: neurophysiology, motor control theory, sensory/perceptual processes, perception-action coupling, information processing, memory, attention, individual differences, motivation, practice organization and role of feedback.

Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES386 Experiential Learning (3-6 Credits)

Explore and analyze concepts and procedures related to a quality service-learning experience to include planning, implementing, and evaluating a service-learning project.

Prerequisite: Must have completed three KNES core classes.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES389 Topical Investigations (1-3 Credits)

Independent study by an individual student or a group of students in special areas of knowledge not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

Repeatable to: 6 credits.

KNES400 The Foundations of Public Health in Kinesiology (3 Credits)

An investigation of the role of physical activity and inactivity in relation to health and well-being through a public health perspective. Past and current perspectives on health promotion, health education, and social policies and approaches will be examined for various populations.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES287.

Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES400 or KNES498A.

Formerly: KNES498A.

KNES402 Biomechanics of Sport (3 Credits)

Mechanical determinants influencing sport techniques. A quantitative, scientific basis for sport analysis with emphasis on the application to numerous sport activities. Evaluation and quantification of the filmed performance of athletes.

Prerequisite: KNES300.

KNES405 Principles & Techniques of Manual Muscle Testing (3 Credits)

It is critical for sports medicine and sport performance specialists to understand the location and inter-relationships of the structures of the body that impact human movement. Thus, the primary purpose of this course is to facilitate an in-depth, understanding of the muscles of the body. Specifically, students will learn the origins, insertions, primary and secondary functions, as well as nervous innervations of the major muscle groups of the body. In addition, students will develop palpation skills and learn to grade the function of each muscle through manual muscle testing techniques. These skills form the foundation for assessing functional movement as well as performing safe and effective manual therapy techniques. Thus, while the focus of the class will be to develop sound, introductory palpation and manual muscle testing skills, basic principles of functional movement and manual therapy will also be addressed through hands-on application as well as case study.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201, BSCI202, and KNES300.

KNES440 Psychology of Athletic Performance (3 Credits)

Examines the psychological factors, mechanisms, and processes in athletic performance. Utilizes a social psychological approach to focus on the study and review of individual performance in both the interpersonal and social context.

Prerequisite: KNES350.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES498P, KNES689Z, or KNES440.

KNES442 Psychology of Exercise and Health (3 Credits)

Examines the antecedents and consequences of exerciese behavior. Explores motivation, attitude, control, socialization. Proposes intervention strategies at the individual, organizational and societal levels.

Prerequisite: KNES350.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES442 or KNES498O.

Formerly: KNES498O.

KNES451 Children and Sport: A Psychosocial Perspective (3 Credits)

Examination of youth sports from a psychosocial perspective, including the impact of highly structured sports on young athletes and the complex social network of coaches, parents and peers.

Prerequisite: KNES350.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES455 Physical Fitness of the Individual (3 Credits)

An examination of physical fitness/athletic conditioning programs stressing the practical application of exercise physiology theory for enhancing athletic performance. Cardiovascular considerations, strength and power development, nutrition, speed, muscular endurance, environmental considerations and ergogenic aids.

Prerequisite: KNES360.

KNES457 Managing Youth Programs: Educational, Fitness and Sport (3 Credits)

An examination of the basic functions involved in managing physical education, fitness, and youth sports programs. Focus on leadership skills, organizational management, and techniques for applying learned skills in a variety of organizational settings that serve the nation's youth.

Prerequisite: KNES370 and KNES287.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES457 or KNES498Y.

KNES460 Physiology of Aging and the Impact of Physical Activity (3 Credits)

Biology of the aging process in healthy individuals and those with chronic disease, the effects of acute exercise and exercise training on the physiological decline that occurs in humans, and the role that regular physical activity plays on enhancing the quality of life and activities of daily living in individuals.

Prerequisite: KNES360.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES498F or KNES460.

Formerly: KNES498F.

KNES461 Exercise and Body Composition (3 Credits)

An in-depth overview on how body composition is measured, what it is composed of, and the physiological and biochemical signals that change it. The effects of acute and chronic exercise on food storage, breakdown, and use as an energy source, is the major focus. This information is applied to important issues in public health and athletic performance.

Prerequisite: KNES360.

KNES462 Neural Basis of Human Movement (3 Credits)

An introduction to the neural substrates which underlie postural and volitional movement. Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basis of motor functioning; past and present conceptualizations of motor control and coordination; movement disorders; and maturation of the neuromuscular system.

Prerequisite: BSCI202, KNES385, and BSCI201; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES463 Principles and Methods of Physical Activity Interventions (3 Credits)

Understanding of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of physical activity interventions. Intervention methods and practical strategies fo formulate well-conceived physical activity interventions across a variety of settings and participant populations.

Prerequisite: KNES360 and KNES350.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES463 or KNES498G.

KNES464 Exercise Metabolism: Role in Health and Disease (3 Credits)

Examines the role of metabolism in kinesiology, especially as it relates to physical inactivity, health and disease. Includes bioenergetics, substrate utilization, cell signaling, and metabolic gene expression and their impact on chronic health conditions or disease.

Prerequisite: BSCI202, KNES360, and BSCI201.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES464 or KNES498L.

KNES465 Physical Activity and Disease Prevention and Treatment (3 Credits)

Critically examines the scientific evidence that supports the use of physical activity to prevent and treat age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, abnormal lipoprotein-lipid levels, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and cancer.

Prerequisite: KNES360.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES465 or KNES498A.

KNES466 Graded Exercise Testing (3 Credits)

Functional and diagnostic examination of the cardiovascular responses to graded exercise testing. Emphasis on electrophysiology, mechanisms of arrhythmias, normal electrical activation of the heart, axis termination and the normal 12-lead electrocardiogram.

Prerequisite: KNES360; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES467 Genetics in Physical Activity and Sport (3 Credits)

Dedicated to understanding the role of genetics in kinesiology, especially within the contexts of physical activity and sport. Specific genes and phenotypes will be explored.

Prerequisite: KNES360.

Corequisite: STAT100; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES467 or KNES498Q.

KNES476 Honors Thesis Proposal (3 Credits)

Development of honors thesis proposal based on preliminary research and literature review. Presentation of formal proposal to the thesis committee and fellow honors students.

Corequisite: KNES478.

Restriction: Must be a KNES Honors student; and senior standing.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES476 or KNES498R.

KNES477 Honors Thesis (3 Credits)

Advisement will be on the individual basis. Thesis must be defended in the honors seminar.

Prerequisite: KNES476.

Corequisite: KNES478.

Restriction: Must be a KNES Honors student; and senior standing.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES399 or KNES477.

KNES478 Honors Seminar (1-3 Credits)

Guided discussion of research topics of current interest.

Restriction: Must be a KNES Honors student; and junior standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 4 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES398 or KNES478.

KNES482 Socio-behavioral Aspects of Human Movement (3 Credits)

Derivation, formulation, and application of research in the socio-behavioral aspects of human movement.

Prerequisite: KNES293, KNES350, and KNES287.

KNES483 Sport Marketing and Media (3 Credits)

Industry practices in sport marketing and media. Marketing strategies and consumer behavior in different sport contexts. Critical examination of selected social and economic issues related to the buying and selling of sport.

Prerequisite: KNES287.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.

KNES484 Sporting Hollywood (3 Credits)

Popular representations of sport within the film media related to wider social discourses on bodies and the politics of various categories of subjectivity (gender, sexual, racial, class and national).

Prerequisite: KNES293 and KNES287.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES484 and KNES498N.

KNES485 Sport and Globalization (3 Credits)

Examination of sport culture from a global perspective; focuses on theorizing the similarities and differences between various national sporting cultures.

Prerequisite: KNES287.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

KNES487 Women, Sports and Culture (3 Credits)

A study of the historical barriers to women's participation in physical activity, efforts to dismantle those barriers, and the differentiation that exists in women's sport and physical culture today. Exploration of the historical and contemporary factors involving female athletes in U.S. culture.

Prerequisite: KNES287.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: KNES498E or KNES487.

KNES496 Quantitative Methods (3 Credits)

Statistical techniques most frequently used in research pertaining to physical education. Effort is made to provide the student with the necessary skills and to acquaint the student with the interpretations and applications of these techniques.

KNES497 Kinesiology Senior Seminar (3 Credits)

Discussions of contemporary issues vital to the discipline, critiques of research in the student's area/areas of special interest, completion of a major project where the student will be asked to demonstrate the ability to carry out investigative processes in problem solving and critical writing under faculty direction.

Prerequisite: A professional writing course with a minimum grade of C-; and must have completed 6 KNES core courses and 2 KNES option courses, all with a C- or higher; and must have completed STAT100 with a C- or better.

Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Kinesiology program; and permission of department.

KNES498 Special Topics in Kinesiology (3 Credits)

Topics of special interest in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department.

Repeatable to: 99 credits if content differs.