Kinesiology (KN)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
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.    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.
KN 101 Practicum in Kinesiology 2 TO 4 hours. This course will provide students with the opportunity to visit multiple job sites related to their career objectives and interests.   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 Weight Training I 1 hour. Introduction to weight training. Muscle physiology; training principles, fundamentals and practice; types and systems of strength training.
KN 137 Aerobic Conditioning I 1 hour. Evaluation of each student's level of cardiovascular fitness, followed by participation in an individualized exercise program. Variable training modes. Discussion on fitness-related topics.
KN 194 Special Topics in Kinesiology 1 TO 3 hours. Participation and study in selected activities in Kinesiology. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term.
KN 200 Statistical Methods in Kinesiology and Nutrition 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 research published in the area of kinesiology and nutrition. Prerequisite(s): MATH 121.
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. Prerequisite(s): KN 243 and 251; or consent of the instructor. 
KN 243 Basic Fitness Assessment 3 hours. This introductory-level course deals with screening and assessing fitness components necessary to assess posture, body composition, strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory endurance. Extensive use of instrumentation. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above.  
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. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 or consent of the instructor. 
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. Prerequisite(s): KN 251 or consent of the instructor. 
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. 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. 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 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. Prerequisite(s): KN 251.
KN 294 Special Topics in Kinesiology 1 TO 3 hours. Selected topics in Kinesiology. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
KN 300 Literature Review in Kinesiology 3 hours. Review of current literature topics in Kinesiology.  Critical evaluation of methodology, results, discussion, and the significance to the scientific community.   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.   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.  Prerequisite(s): KN 252 and KN 261; and junior standing or above. 
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. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100.
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. Prerequisite(s): KN 240. 
KN 343 Advanced Fitness Assessment 3 hours. This laboratory-based course is designed to provide a variety of experiences in conducting advanced assessment techniques in health and fitness.   Prerequisite(s):  KN 243 and KN 345 and KN 352 and junior standing or above.  
KN 345 Exercise Programming 3 hours. Introduction to the theory of exercise program design for various populations as well as for individual needs. Application of principles to all domains of exercise; cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Prerequisite(s):  KN 240 and KN 243 and KN 352 and junior standing or above; or approval of the department. 
KN 350 Cadaver Dissection I 1 TO 3 hours. Cadaver dissection using the regional approach. Dissection of the musculo-skeletal system, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in KN 252 or consent of the instructor.
KN 351 Cadaver Dissection II 1 TO 3 hours. Cadaver dissection using the regional approach method. Dissection of the brain, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. 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. Prerequisite(s): KN 252. 
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. 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. 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.   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 TO 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. 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 396 Independent Study in Kinesiology 1 TO 3 hours. Selected topics in Kinesiology for individual study. 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. 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.  Prerequisite(s): KN 398, senior standing, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above.
KN 400 Business Principles for the Fitness Professional 3 hours. Provides a survey of basic requisite business principles and the application of these principles for students pursuing careers in corporate and community fitness. Prerequisite(s): KN 100; and junior standing or above.
KN 410 Aging and the Neuromusculoskeletal 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. Prerequisite(s): KN 252; and junior standing or above.
KN 435 Psychology and Physical Activity 3 hours. Analysis and application of psychological concepts related to process and outcomes of sport and exercise programs.
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.  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.   Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in KN 352; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor. 
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. Previously listed as KN 348. Prerequisite(s): KN 345 and junior standing or above.
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. 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.  Prerequisite(s): KN 252 and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
KN 465 Biomechanics of the Neuromusuloskeletal 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. 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. 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 TO 3 hours. Intensified study of selected activities, topics, processes or areas in kinesiology. Topic will be announced. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term.
KN 489 Seminars in Kinesiology 1 TO 3 hours. Weekly seminars devoted to research in kinesiology and related fields, followed by a one-hour discussion. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.
KN 493 Practicum in Undergraduate Teaching 1 TO 2 hours. Peer instruction experience for undergraduate students. 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 OR 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. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s):
KN 496 Special Projects in Kinesiology 1 TO 3 hours. Independent research on special projects. Prerequisite(s): Approval by graduate faculty member and graduate director.