Preview of Courses

The following are courses that have been offered or are usually offered by the Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition Science. For a comprehensive list of courses, please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog.  

KNS 310. Food Science and Technology
An overview of the food industry with emphasis placed on food processing, irradiation, bioengineering, distribution practices and food preparation.  

KNS 311. Biomechanics
Anatomical and mechanical principles relating to human movement. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: KNS 250.  

KNS 320. Movement and Elementary School Physical Education
The biological, psychological, and sociological interpretations of play and physical education. Fundamentals of teaching movement at the elementary level.  

KNS 435. Psychology of Sport
Psychological factors related to human performance. Individual and team functions of arousal, skill level, cohesion, social facilitation, and attention are among the areas studied. 

KNS 440. Motor Learning and Control
Theoretical study of the change in motor skill behavior as a result of practice and experience, as well as the reflexive and voluntary mechanisms that control human movement Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Open to seniors majoring in KNS.