Course Description

An introduction to the discipline of Kinesiology, through personal self-defense. The course includes a historical and global examination of self-defense. It will provide the student with a sense of awareness and practical applications that will maximize the student's strength, endurance, and skill relative to gender, body build and ability to react to various situations. Recognition of potential problems, attack prevention/avoidance, escape strategies, counterattack, kidnapping, and sexual violence will be discussed. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, fundamentals of strength development, and flexibility.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
46735 KNES 12G 64Z ······· TBA-TBA Pete Rabbitt ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.

Footnote Information

KNES-012G.64Z: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

0.5 Units
Two hours laboratory (24 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273.
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