Courses offered through the Department of Kinesiology:

  • KNES 300 Biomechanics of Human Motion 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 402 Biomechanics of Sport: 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 462 Neural Basis of Human Movement 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 603 Advanced Motor Development The analysis of major theoretical positions in motor skill development. Stage theory in motor development; development of motor skill memory; the development of motor control and coordination; and the role of reflexes in motor development.
  • KNES 604 Development of Posture & Locomotion Development of posture and locomotion in humans integrating the perspectives of biomechanics, neurophysiology, perception-action theory and dynamical systems.
  • KNES 670 Biomechanics Theory Theoretical basis for understanding the investigation of biomechanical aspects of the human body. Integration of subject matter from physics, engineering, anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology as it relates to the study of human motion and the body as a mechanical system.
  • KNES 676 Multisensory Perception & Human Motor Control Overview of the major sensory inputs to human motor control and spatial orientation including auditory, somatosensory, visual and vestibular.
  • KNES 703 Research Seminar in Motor Development Issues and strategies in the design and evaluation of research in motor skill development. Course culminates in student planning, conducting and interpreting a research study.