KNES 101: Introduction to Kinesiology & Exercise Nutrition (4 Hours)
Introduction to Kinesiology- Exploration of contemporary issues in the field of health and exercise science including exposure to a variety of career opportunities, some of which include athletic training, exercise physiology, fitness, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and recreation.
Exercise Nutrition- Exploration of basic nutritional requirements for active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, protein) can influence exercise performance, appropriate ways to manage weight and evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids in human performance.
KNES 112 General Wellness (1 Hour)
A comprehensive experience relating to wellness topics including nutrition, healthy behaviors, and self-testing. Physical wellness is the result of making informed decisions concerning physical health as it relates to quality of life and longevity. This course is designed to help students learn about and participate in activities that improve quality of life and promote lifelong physical fitness.
KNES 117 First Aid/CPR (1 Hour)
Combines the study of first aid, safety education, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation as recommended by the National Safety Council and American Heart Association. Emphasis is placed on methods of prevention and emergency care of injuries caused by accident and sudden illness. CPR certification includes resuscitation of the adult, child and infant.
KNES 260 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (4 Hours)
This course is intended to be a theoretical and practical exploration of the field of strength and conditioning. Students will learn proper lifting technique, examine different programming methods, and learn the basic skills associated with being a successful strength and conditioning coach. Attention will be given to athletic, clinical, occupational, and general populations.
KNES 341: Biomechanics (4 Hours)
This course is designed to develop student competencies in the understanding of biomechanics on both a scientific and clinical basis. After mastering the course content, students will be able to understand and describe the normal, dynamic aspects of the human body and how it functions efficiently from its most simple form to the most complex. Additionally, students will be introduced to the clinical assessment and rehabilitation of biomechanical pathology. This introduction will assist the future clinician in the proper steps of patient recovery of function. Prerequisites: BIOL 301
KNES 342 Exercise Physiology (4 Hours)
Survey course in exercise physiology; overview of the acute and chronic responses to exercise, with particular attention to understanding muscle bioenergetics and metabolism as well as cardiopulmonary response to exercise. Prerequisites: BIOL 301 and 302
KNES 343 Exercise Assessment and Prescription (4 Hours)
This course is intended to be a practical application of tools frequently used to estimate physical fitness. Students will perform the tests as a client and as a professional in the health care field. Emphasis on the validity and the reliability of the tests will be made in addition to the proper clinical interpretations.
KNES 344 Personal and Community Health (3 Hours)
Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences, students critically analyze individual, social and environmental factors that influence health.
KNES 346 Motor Learning (4 Hours)
The study of human movement from the perspectives of motor learning, motor development, and motor control will be examined. This course highlights how basic psychological learning principles and theories apply to the acquisition of motor skills and what factors may influence skill learning. Examination of the physical growth and development as related to motor performance will also be discussed.
KNES 347: Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology (4 Hours)
This course will introduce students to advanced physiology of the human cardiovascular system both at rest and during exercise. Topics covered will include the anatomy and physiology of the heart, blood physiology, the physics of blood flow, pressure, and cardiac output, as well as the response of the circulatory system to static and dynamic exercise. Students will also learn basic electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretation. Prerequisite: BIOL 302
KNES 348 Exercise for Special Populations (4 Hours)
This course is designed to introduce students to the world of exercise/recreational therapy, adapted physical activity, leisure, and sports for special populations. Students will gain an overview of the various sports, recreational and physical activities available in kinesiology settings. Students will be introduced to the basic theoretical and practical knowledge for adapting activities and equipment appropriately to meet the unique needs of a variety of special populations. Principles, guidelines and strategies for motor skill and activity instruction will be learned through hands-on participation, class discussions and individual/group project. Practical considerations for conducting physical activity/motor skills programs for individuals of all ages with disabilities will also be included. Prerequisites: BIOL 301 and 302
KNES 352 Kinesiology Research Methods (4 Hours)
Introduction to the research process including formulating research questions, research methods, general statistical, evaluation, presentation, and research ethics. PSY 304 recommended but not required.
KNES 400 Kinesiology Internship (1-4 Hours)
Practicum experience consistent with the career objectives of the student. Forty hours per credit hour of competency-based work in an environment relevant to the student's chosen career. Prerequisite: junior standing.
KNES 402 Senior Seminar (3 Hours)
Capstone experience integrating the core learned in major level courses through readings, class discussions and projects. Additionally, skill application occurs by completing 75 hours of competency-based work in an environment relevant to the discipline and reflecting upon this experience in light of their knowledge and skill development. Prerequisite: senior status or permission of instructor.
KNES 491-4 Kinesiology Independent Study (1-4 Hours)
Research on a selected topic related to kinesiology. Each candidate must submit a written proposal for departmental approval in advance of his/her intention to register for this type of study. The results of the research will be presented orally at the Centenary College Student Research Forum. Prerequisite: 20 credit hours of Kinesiology and department approval.