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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "KNES-Kinesiology"

KNES - Kinesiology

KNES 182 Rhythmic Activities (2) Development of rhythmic sensitivity through analysis of rhythm and its application to movement, skills in folk, square and social dance and teaching techniques for use in schools and recreational programs.

KNES 183 Movement Content for Elementary School Children (3) Participation in movement activities with a focus on educational dance, gymnastics and games. Observation and analysis of movement behavior in relation to specific aspects of movement. Examination of relationships among movement forms.

KNES 190 Personal Fitness and Wellness (2) Restriction: Must be in Physical Education program; or must be in Kinesiology program. Scientific principles, concepts, and techniques designing personal fitness and/or physical activity programs.

KNES 200 Introduction to Kinesiology (3) 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. 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.

KNES 201 Kinesiological Principles of Physical Activity (1) 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. 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.

KNES 210 Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals (2) Corequisite: KNES211 or KNES212. Formerly: KNES289N. 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.

KNES 211 Methods of Personal Fitness Instruction (1) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in KNES210. Formerly: KNES289P. 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.

KNES 212 Methods of Group Fitness Instruction (1) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in KNES210. Formerly: KNES289G. 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.

KNES 218 Laboratory in Teaching (1) Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department. Repeatable to 2 credits. The course is designed to prepare the student for the student teaching experience by assisting in a class.

KNES 240 Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Movement (3) 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.

KNES 245 Methods of Teaching Physical Education (3) Prerequisite: KNES183. Restriction: Must not have completed KNES314. Credit only granted for: KNES245 or KNES314. Pedagogical methods for teaching children and adolescents using direct and indirect styles and strategies. Application of educational philosophy and psychology principles to instruction, class organization and management in physical education.

KNES 253 Genetically-Modified Humans: Physical Performance in the Post-Genomic Era (3) Credit only granted for: KNES289X, KNES289H or KNES253. Formerly: KNES289X, KNES289H. 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.

KNES 260 Science of Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health (3) Course details (1) the public health importance of and the processes underlying cardiovascular disease, (2) the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the methods whereby they were identified, and (3) the principles of the scientific evidence supporting the use of physical activity to prevent cardiovascular disease.

KNES 282 Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department. Credit only granted for: KNES282 or KNES381. 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.

KNES 286 Empowering Healthy Physical Activity (3) 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.

KNES 287 Sport and American Society (3) 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.

KNES 289 Topical Investigations (1-6) Repeatable to 6 credits. Independent study by an individual student or a group of students in special areas of knowledge not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

KNES 289Y The In/Active City: the Physical Cultures of Metropolitan Baltimore (3)

KNES 290 Teaching Physical Activity and Fitness Concepts (3) Prerequisite: KNES190. Teaching practices for physical activity and fitness concepts appropriate for children and adolescents in school and recreational programs. Pedagogical methods, strategies, styles, and techniques that encourage program participation.

KNES 291 Teaching for Sequential Skill Development (3) Corequisite: KNES370. Introduction to motor skill teaching from novice to advanced performer. Techniques and technologies used in skill analysis, correction and feedback to enhance and assess performance.

KNES 292 Teaching Game Concepts and Tactics (3) Teaching progressions for game concepts and tactics. Sequential development of temporal and spatial concepts through progressively more complex offensive and defensive strategies.

KNES 293 History of Sport in America (3) 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.

KNES 300 Biomechanics of Human Motion (4) 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. 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.

KNES 314 Methods in Physical Education (3) Prerequisite: KNES183. Application of educational philosophy and principles to class organization and techniques of teaching physical education.

KNES 332 Exercise Testing and Prescription for the Fitness Professional (3) 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. 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.

KNES 333 Motor Development and Fitness for Individuals with Disabilities (3) Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 334 Adapted Physical Activity: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead a Healthy and Active Lifestyle. (3) Credit only granted for: KNES498L or KNES334. Formerly: KNES498L. 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.

KNES 335 Swimming Pool Management (2) 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.

KNES 340 Theory of Coaching Athletics (2) General theory and practice of coaching selected competitive sports found in secondary schools and community recreation programs.

KNES 342 Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace (3) Recommended: KNES287. Credit only granted for: KNES389A or KNES342. Formerly: KNES389A. 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.

KNES 350 The Psychology of Sports (3) An exploration of personality factors, including but not limited to motivation, aggression and emotion, as they affect sports participation and motor skill performance.

KNES 355 Sport Management (3) 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. 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.

KNES 360 Physiology of Exercise (4) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI202 and BSCI201; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department. Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 370 Motor Development (3) Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 371 Elementary School Physical Education: A Movement Approach (3) Prerequisite: KNES370 and KNES183. Formerly: KNES421. An analysis of movement philosophy and content, focusing upon cognitive, psychomotor and affective developmental characteristics in relation to progression and planning of games, educational dance and educational gymnastics for elementary school age children.

KNES 385 Motor Control and Learning (3) Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Must have completed three KNES core classes. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department. Explore and analyze concepts and procedures related to a quality service-learning experience to include planning, implementing, and evaluating a service-learning project.

KNES 389 Topical Investigations (1-3) Repeatable to 6 credits. Independent study by an individual student or a group of students in special areas of knowledge not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

KNES 390 Practicum/Internship in Teaching Physical Education (3) Corequisite: KNES491. Teaching of children in a physical education setting. Specific emphasis on the development of a professional portfolio demonstrating understanding of curriculum development, lesson planning, progressions and evaluation of teaching performance.

KNES 400 The Foundations of Public Health in Kinesiology (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in KNES287 and KNES360. Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department. Credit only granted for: KNES400 or KNES498A. Formerly: KNES498A. 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.

KNES 402 Biomechanics of Sport (3) Prerequisite: KNES300. 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.

KNES 440 Psychology of Athletic Performance (3) Prerequisite: KNES350. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: KNES498P, KNES689Z, or KNES440. 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.

KNES 442 Psychology of Exercise and Health (3) Prerequisite: KNES350. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: KNES442 or KNES498O. Formerly: KNES498O. Examines the antecedents and consequences of exerciese behavior. Explores motivation, attitude, control, socialization. Proposes intervention strategies at the individual, organizational and societal levels.

KNES 451 Children and Sport: A Psychosocial Perspective (3) Prerequisite: KNES350. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 452 Martial Arts (Wu Shu) in Contemporary China (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed a CORE Human Diversity Course. Restriction: Senior standing. Credit only granted for: KNES452 or KNES642. The roots and influences of martial arts in traditional and contemporary China.

KNES 455 Scientific Bases of Athletic Conditioning (3) Prerequisite: KNES360. 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.

KNES 457 Managing Youth Programs: Educational, Fitness and Sport (3) Prerequisite: KNES370 and KNES287. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: KNES457 or KNES498Y. 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.

KNES 460 Physiology of Aging and the Impact of Physical Activity (3) Prerequisite: KNES360. Credit only granted for: KNES498F or KNES460. Formerly: KNES498F. 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.

KNES 461 Exercise and Body Composition (3) Prerequisite: KNES360. 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.

KNES 462 Neural Basis of Human Movement (3) Prerequisite: BSCI202, KNES385, and BSCI201; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 463 Principles and Methods of Physical Activity Interventions (3) Prerequisite: KNES360 and KNES350. Credit only granted for: KNES463 or KNES498G. 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.

KNES 464 Exercise Metabolism: Role in Health and Disease (3) Prerequisite: BSCI202, KNES360, and BSCI201. Credit only granted for: KNES464 or KNES498L. 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.

KNES 465 Physical Activity and Disease Prevention and Treatment (3) Prerequisite: KNES360. Credit only granted for: KNES465 or KNES498A. 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.

KNES 466 Graded Exercise Testing (3) Prerequisite: KNES360; or permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 467 Genetics in Physical Activity and Sport (3) 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. 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.

KNES 476 Honors Thesis Proposal (3) Corequisite: KNES478. Restriction: Must be a KNES Honors student; and senior standing. Credit only granted for: KNES476 or KNES498R. Development of honors thesis proposal based on preliminary research and literature review. Presentation of formal proposal to the thesis committee and fellow honors students.

KNES 477 Honors Thesis (3) Prerequisite: KNES476. Corequisite: KNES478. Restriction: Must be a KNES Honors student; and senior standing. Credit only granted for: KNES399 or KNES477. Advisement will be on the individual basis. Thesis must be defended in the honors seminar.

KNES 478 Honors Seminar (1-3) 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. Guided discussion of research topics of current interest.

KNES 480 Measurement in Physical Education (3) Prerequisite: MATH110. A study of the principles and techniques of educational measurement as applied to the teaching of physical education; study of the functions and techniques of measurement in the evaluation of student progress toward the objectives of physical education and in the evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching.

KNES 481 Biophysical Aspects of Human Movement (3) Prerequisite: KNES370, KNES300, KNES360, and KNES385. Scientific principles and research techniques in the investigation of the biophysical basis of human movement.

KNES 482 Socio-behavioral Aspects of Human Movement (3) Prerequisite: KNES293, KNES350, and KNES287. Derivation, formulation, and application of research in the socio-behavioral aspects of human movement.

KNES 483 Sport Marketing and Media (3) Prerequisite: KNES287. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department. 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.

KNES 484 Sporting Hollywood (3) Prerequisite: KNES293 and KNES287. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: KNES484 and KNES498N. 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).

KNES 485 Sport and Globalization (3) Prerequisite: KNES287. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: KNES485 and KNES498T. Examination of sport culture from a global perspective; focuses on theorizing the similarities and differences between various national sporting cultures.

KNES 487 Women, Sports and Culture (3) Prerequisite: KNES287. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: KNES498E or KNES487. 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.

KNES 491 The Curriculum in Physical Education (3) Prerequisite: KNES371, KNES300, and KNES360. Curriculum sources, principles, and planning concepts, with emphasis on using valid criteria for the selection of content for physical education programs.

KNES 496 Quantitative Methods (3) 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.

KNES 497 Kinesiology Senior Seminar (3) Prerequisite: A professional writing coure with a (C-) or better; all 7 KNES core and 2 KNES options. 100 semester hours. And STAT100; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. 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.

KNES 498 Special Topics in Kinesiology (3) Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Kinesiology department. Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Topics of special interest in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

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