Theory/Lecture Courses

Lecture courses in Physical Education /Athletics serve 4 purposes. First, there are several courses designed for Physical Education majors, secondly, there are some general interest courses, and finally there are lecture courses that our athletes are required to take. All courses are open to any interested student provided prerequisites are met.

Courses designed for Physical Education majors are: Introduction to Physical Education, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Introduction to Sport in Society and Coaching I and II. All intercollegiate athletes are required to take Orientation to Athletics.

General interest courses are: Health and Fitness, Physical Stress Management, and Orientation to the Lifetime Fitness Center, Exercise and Weight Management, Exercise Science, Fitness Assessment for Personal Trainers.

Students interested in pursuing an in depth study of a topic related to Kinesiology, Physical Education or Massage Therapy are encouraged to contact the Dean of Physical Education and Athletics. Ask for more information regarding Special Projects in Physical Education.

KNES 45 - Introduction to Kinesiology

An introduction to the discipline of physical education/kinesiology. The student will study career options, required preparation and training for occupations in teaching, coaching, physical therapy, sports nutrition, sports medicine and other professions stemming from a degree in physical education/kinesiology. Includes an in-depth overview of human movement and performance, foundations and principles of physical education/kinesiology, and the importance of the sub-disciplines in kinesiology. Focus will also be placed on and give the student an understanding of cultural, age and gender differences. Title IX requirements relating to the profession will also be discussed.

KNES 46 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Treatment and preventative procedures in sports medicine. Emphasis on anatomical basis for recognition and evaluation of sports related injuries. Treatment focuses on immediate first aid, preventative techniques, and injury stress test and rehabilitation.

KNES 50A AND 50AL - Orientation to the Lifetime Fitness Center and Lab

Introduction to fitness, wellness and lifestyle management. Students will examine current theories of health and fitness with emphasis on how wellness and personal fitness are affected by genetics, gender, and age. Each student will perform pre-assessment and post-assessment tests of their own cardiovascular capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Lifestyle changes will be emphasized and behavior change tools that promote healthy choices will be discussed. Instruction on proper exercise techniques will be demonstrated.

A laboratory designed to improve student's cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. Strength and muscular endurance will be developed using Magnum weight equipment. Cardio-respiratory programs will be run on treadmills, cycles, stair steppers, and elliptical trainers. This lab must be taken concurrently.

KNES 51 AND 51AL - Exercise and Weight Management and Laboratory

An examination of the effect of exercise, basal metabolic rate and total daily energy expenditure on weight management. The role of cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, body composition and nutrition on an individual's metabolic rate is assessed. Lifestyle factors and choices, managing stress and motivational strategies for maintaining a healthy body weight is discussed. Students will develop a personal exercise program, assess cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and body composition to improve metabolic rate.

A laboratory designed for students to utilize exercise as a weight management technique for both weight loss, weight gain, or healthy weight maintenance. Cardio-respiratory fitness and muscular strength and endurance techniques will be emphasized. Exercise programs will focus on improving body composition based on weight management techniques. This lab must be taken concurrently.

KNES 052 - Physical Stress Management

An introduction to Physical Education through the natural techniques that effectively relieve stress related physical problems. Each student will develop and implement a personal stress reduction program. Students will be exposed to information on how lifestyle, gender, age, personality and occupation effects stress and the ability to successfully cope with it.
(This course is offered in online and face-to-face environments. Massage Therapy students must take this course in the face-to-face environment. Massage students will not be allowed to repeat this course to obtain a Massage Therapy Program Certificate unless the course was taken more than eight years previously.)

KNES 53 - Health and Fitness

Introduction to the disciplines of Physical Education and Health through fitness, wellness and lifestyle management. Concepts of wellness from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Practices and beliefs that contribute to fitness and healthful living. Exploration of past and current theories of health and fitness with emphasis on the roles of genetics, gender, and age. Students will assess their own cardiovascular capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, in and out of class.

KNES 54 - Introduction to Sport and Society

A course designed for kinesiology, and physical education majors. It looks at current and past sports related cultural and historical issues. Students will be introduced to various topics such as race and gender issues, sports for different populations, and how sports has shaped the American past time. The various levels of participation will be discussed from elementary school and recreational participation, to professional sports.

KNES 55 - Exercise Science

Basic concepts of physiology, nutrition, and exercise physiology for students planning on majoring in Physical Education and/or completing a certificate program in personal trainer, massage therapy, or coaching.

KNES 56 - Fitness Assessment for Personal Trainers

Basic concepts of fitness assessment for personal trainers. An overview of basic exercise science. Includes measurement of cardiovascular fitness and use of the American College of Sports Medicine metabolic equations. The student will understand body composition using calipers and skinfold equations. Measurements of muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility will be covered. Test results will be analyzed and used for exercise prescription.

KNES 57A - Coaching I: The Foundations of Coaching

Introduction and continuing education into the theories, techniques, strategies, and qualifications related to sport and athletic coaching. An in-depth analysis of coaching responsibilities and practical applications associated with youth (Little League, Pop Warner, American Youth Soccer Organization, and YMCA), middle school, high school, community college, and four-year university levels of competition and play. The students will study the issues and requirements associated with possible duties and job responsibilities in relationship to administrative, medical, legal, and practical experiences.

KNES 57B - Coaching II: The Fundamental of Fundraising and Budgeting

Introduction and study of the fundamental strategies and techniques relating to alternative funding, i.e. fundraising for school athletic programs or extra curricular activities. An in-depth analysis of successful fundraising endeavors with an emphasis on Education Code, District Policy, Legal and Ethical Standards of Operation, conduct, and accounting. Students will take a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of coaches fundraising at all levels of sport competition and organization; youth, elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, college, university, and professional. Emphasis on role of money on programs. An overview of legal and business issues associated with possible coaching income derived from outside sources and fundraising activities. A mandatory review on non-profit organizational structure and accountability.

PE 099 - Orientation to Athletics

An introduction to De Anza College Intercollegiate Athletics. An orientation to the De Anza College Physical Education and Athletics Division programs, policies, services, requirements, transfer, etc. Topics discussed will be eligibility, decorum, team rules, college rules, NCAA rules, CCCAA rules, medical information, insurance, nutrition, alcohol awareness, drug education, sexual responsibility, team work, leadership, time management and study skills. Academic and Athletic success will be the focus.

KNES 77 - Special Projects in Physical Education

Individual research in Physical Education. Specific projects determined in consultation with the instructor. Outside reading and written report required. These projects are undertakings that are not in the regular physical education curriculum and require the approval of the division dean.

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