Kinesiology - KN


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. Recommended background: High school chemistry, biology and/or physiology. Natural World - No Lab course.

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.

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. Prerequisite(s): MATH 121.

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.

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.

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. 5 hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 or consent of the instructor.

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. 5 hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): KN 251 or consent of the instructor.

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.

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.

255 Anatomy Laboratory I
1 hours. 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. Credit is not given for KN 255 if the student has credit for KN 251. Prerequisite(s): KN 253; or consent of the instructor.

256 Anatomy Laboratory II
1 hours. 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. No credit given if the student has credit in KN 252. Prerequisite(s): KN 254; or consent of the instructor.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

337 Psychology of Injury and Recovery
3 hours. Introduces the psychological, social, and emotional experiences associated with the acquisition and experience of physical injuries. Prerequisite(s): KN 331.

339 Evaluating Exercise and Worksite Health Promotion
3 hours. Explains the theories, methods, and practices of evaluating worksite health promotion programs. Prerequisite(s): KN 200 and KN 345. Recommended background: KN 335 and KN 301 and KN 302.

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.

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. Prerequisite(s): KN 136 and KN 240 and KN 243 and junior standing or above; or approval of the department.

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). Prerequisite(s): KN 136 and KN 240 and KN 345.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

400 Entrepeneurship for Applied Health Professionals
3 hours. Relates the theory, principles and practices applied in entrepreneurial start-up settings in healthcare and human performance professions. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.

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. Prerequisite(s): HN 296 and KN 331 and KN 335 and KN 345.

402 Worksite Wellness: Evidence Based Design, Delivery and Evaluation
3 hours. Introduce students to evidence-based worksite wellness programs at two levels: 1) program design, delivery and evaluation, and 2) program management so that they develop appropriate skills and abilities. Prerequisite(s): KN 400.

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. Prerequisite(s): KN 252; and junior standing or above.

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. Prerequisite(s): KN 251 and KN 261.

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. Prerequisite(s): KN 335.

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. Prerequisite(s): KN 335.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 KN 361 and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

494 Special Topics in Kinesiology
1 TO 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): Depending on topic, specific prerequisites may be required.

496 Special Projects in Kinesiology
1 TO 3 hours. Independent research on special projects. Prerequisite(s): Approval by graduate faculty member and graduate director.

500 Evidence-Based Practice in Kinesiology and Nutrition
3 hours. Training in the research approaches pertaining to specific areas of study in kinesiology and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on accessing, evaluating and applying findings in the primary literature as critical steps in evidence-based practice.

501 Current Research in Kinesiology
1 hours. In-depth analysis of current original research. May be repeated to a maximum of 10 hours with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the department. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

502 Movement Science
4 hours. Synthesis of the body of knowledge in kinesiology using various diseases as a teaching model. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

503 Responsible Conduct of and Ethical Decision Making in Research
2 hours. The conventions, standards and rules that govern the responsible conduct of basic, clinical and translational research (RCR); including the roles of regulatory agencies, ethical decision making and fostering professional behavior in research.

520 Disability and Physical Activity
3 hours. Examination of the foundations of physical activity for persons with disabilities. Emphasis on strategies for promoting physical activity among persons with disabilities in community settings. Same as DHD 520.

523 Exercise Biology in Health and Disease
3 hours. Interrelationships between exercise and various pathological conditions. Current research focusing on molecular and cellular mechanisms in healthy and diseased states. Same as PHYB 523. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

527 Molecular Biology of Muscle Genes and Proteins
2 hours. Regulatory mechanisms which govern gene expression relevant to the function of skeletal and cardiac muscle. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 524 and BIOS 525 and consent of instructor.

528 Cellular Response to Exercise
3 hours. Examines cellular structure/function relationships important for acute and chronic adaptations to exercise. Emphasis on understanding cellular basis of physiological response to exercise. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 422 or consent of the instructor.

529 Exercise Genomics
3 hours. Molecular mechanisms by which cells adapt to increases and decreases in physical activity. Emphasis on understanding genomic, transcriptional, translational and post-translational sites of control. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

535 Nutrition and Human Performance
2 hours. Nutrition which impacts on human performance; impaired performance due to nutritional problems; aspects relevant to the professional athlete. Same as HN 535. Prerequisite(s): PHYB 341 or KN 352; or consent of the instructor.

538 Race, Culture, and Health Disparities
2 TO 3 hours. Focuses on developing students' critical thinking skills as they relate to race, health disparities and engaging in culturally responsive care. Same as DHD 528 and OT 528. Students registering for 3 hours of credit complete an immersion activity and a research paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.

545 Advanced Exercise Programming and Assessment
3 hours. Emphasis on current recommendations for exercise prescription and assessment methods for adult populations. Diagnostic and prescriptive procedures will be delineated. Prerequisite(s): KN 452 or consent of the instructor.

552 Human Bioenergetics
3 hours. Examines current topics in exercise physiology including bioenergetics; fatigue; organ system support; exercise metabolism; relationships between exercise effects and outcomes; and effects of training adaptations for sport or health. Prerequisite(s): KN 352; and one college-level course in biochemistry.

570 Neural Mechanisms Underlying Motor Control
4 hours. Neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie the control and regulation of movement. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

571 Biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement
3 hours. Principles of statics and dynamics exemplified by human movements. Examination of muscle mechanics, joint forces, stability. Redundancy and intersegmental interactions in multijoint movements. Same as PT 571. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

572 Psychology of Motor Control and Learning
3 hours. Advanced principles of the control and acquisition of complex, voluntary skills. Same as PT 572. Prerequisite(s): KN 372; or consent of the instructor.

573 Advanced Topics in Motor Control and Learning
3 hours. Contemporary theories and models in motor control and learning.

574 Instrumentation for Motor Control Research
3 hours. Introduction to oscilloscopes, amplifiers, filters, and transducers. Origin and processing of electromyograms. Motion capture and processing techniques. Same as PT 574. Prerequisite(s): KN 571 or PT 571.

581 Exercise Leadership Field Instruction
3 hours. Students are assigned to fitness classes where, under the supervision of a field instructor, they prepare lessons, give instruction and administer written and physical fitness exams. Prerequisite(s): KN 545.

590 Seminar in Kinesiology
1 hours. Final experience for 40-hour MS student. Student must demonstrate ability to synthesize material obtained in program and relate it to their area of concentration. Prerequisite(s): 32 semester hours of graduate credit and consent of major advisor.

592 Clinical Rotations in Exercise Physiology
1 TO 4 hours. The clinical rotation serves as an avenue to introduce students to various experiences in clinical exercise physiology and as a precursor to a clinical internship. Field work is required. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

593 Internship in Kinesiology
1 TO 12 hours. Supervised internship in a laboratory or field setting. A written report is required. Normally open only to candidates in the Applied Exercise Physiology MS area of concentration. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Credit is not given for KN 593 if the student has credit in KN 597 or KN 598. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Students must pass the comprehensive examination before placement at an internship site.

594 Selected Topics in Kinesiology
1 TO 3 hours. Topic to be announced. Analysis of selected problems and concerns in specified concentrations. Topics vary from semester to semester, depending on the needs and interests of the graduate students. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

596 Independent Research in Kinesiology
1 TO 4 hours. Topics vary. Students design, implement, and analyze a research problem in their individual area of concentration under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): KN 500.

597 Project in Kinesiology
0 TO 8 hours. Supervised practicum in laboratory or field setting in which recent research findings are applied, tested, and evaluated. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): KN 500 and consent of the advisor and director of graduate studies.

598 Master's Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Thesis work under the supervision of a graduate advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): KN 500 and consent of the advisor and director of graduate studies.

599 Ph.D. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Independent research by the student under the supervision of the thesis advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Students must have passed the preliminary exam.


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