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KINESLGY courses are graduate-level (Master's & Ph.D.) courses.

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Course Course Title CR Term Instructor
KINESLGY 302 Kinesiology Study Abroad 1-18 F, W, SP, SU Barton
Course Name RO: Kines Study Abroad
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students planning to study for fall, winter, spring, or summer on School of Kinesiology-approved programs should register under KINESLGY.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 402 Teaching Experience for KINESLGY Students 1-3 F
Course Name RO: Teach Exper
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Students participating in this course are responsible for: (1) aiding regularly assigned teaching faculty in a particular course; (2) providing tutorial help for undergraduate students enrolled in the course they are assisting in; (3) meeting regularly with discussion and/or laboratory sessions, where relevant; (4) participating with teaching faculty in instructional activities. May be repeated once in a different area or with a different professor. Credits count as Kinesiology elective credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
KINESLGY 413 Special Topics in Movement Science and/or Athletic Training 1-4 *
Course Name RO: Special Topics MVS AT
Course Level: Graduate
Description
New experimental course in Movement Science and/or Athletic Training. Course description is available from instructor.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 414 Directed Teaching Seminar 1-2 F
Course Name RO: Dir Teach Sem
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Drawing on the directed teaching experience, this seminar is designed to explore the theories and practices of physical education as students apply them in their directed teaching environments.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; KINESLGY 444/PHYSED 444/EDUC 307; EDUC 391, EDUC 392; concurrent enrollment in KINESLGY 415.
Component: SEM
KINESLGY 415 Directed Teaching in Physical Education 6-12 F, W
Course Name RO: Dir Teach P E
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Designed to provide practical experience and to develop teaching competencies under the joint supervision of University and K-12 school personnel.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; KINESLGY 444/PHYSED 444/EDUC 307; EDUC 391; EDUC 392; concurrent enrollment in KINESLGY 414.
Component: LAB
KINESLGY 416 Environmental and Policy Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity 3 W Colabianchi
Course Name RO: Environmental Policy
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course will describe the manner in which environments and policies influence physical activity behavior. The course is organized by sectors (e.g., parks, neighborhoods, schools and worksites ). Within the context of these settings, the course will also cover issues of environmental justice, causality, targeted and universal policies and cost-effectiveness.
Prerequisites: Senior standing
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 421 Disorders of Voluntary Movement 3 F, W Brown
Course Name RO: Disord Vol Move
Course Level: Graduate
Description
An introduction to a variety of common diseases or conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease which affect voluntary movement. Emphasis is placed on relating structure to function and the application of motor control principles in describing conditions characterized by sensorimotor deficits. This course will be of interest to students considering careers in neurorehabilitation or other health-related fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 422 Motor Learning 3 *
Course Name RO: Motor Learning
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Motor Learning- An introduction to the behavioral and neurobiological basis of adaptation and motor learning. Evidence from behavioral and neuroimaging studies across beginners and expert performers will be considered with an emphasis on leveraging motor learning in rehabilitation of clinical populations. This course will be of interest to students considering careers in rehabilitation or other health-related fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 423 Sensorimotor Development 3 F, W, * Robinson
Course Name RO: Sensorimot Dev
Course Level: Graduate
Description
The purpose of this course is to study major concepts and principles fundamental to the development of sensorimotor behavior from fetal to late childhood. The overall question for this class is: How and why patterns of motor behavior change? We will study subsystems that affect behavior in real time and over developmental time. This course is intended for pediatric practitioners as well as people interested in basic science issues. We will study the origins of new motor patterns as well as the improvement of motor performance with special emphasis in the development of the nervous system from fetal to early childhood life. We will discuss observable and 'classic' changes in motor skill that occur over time, and we will examine and discuss methods to assess motor performance.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 424 Aging and Motor Performance 3 * Brown
Course Name RO: AgingMotor Perfmnc
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course focuses on age-related changes in human movement, particularly as they relate to upper limb control. Changes in the sensory, neuromuscular, and central neural systems will be addressed, as well as the development of adaptive strategies and the application of various therapeutic techniques to enhance motor performance. Disease conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, commonly associated with the elderly, will also be discussed. While being primarily a survey course, recent experimental findings will be incorporated where appropriate. This course is relevant for those students considering careers in health care delivery with an emphasis on older populations.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 F D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the factors that contribute to the motor behavior characteristics of children with developmental disabilities. Application of this knowledge to designing and implementing quality pediatric motor development and physical activity programs will be emphasized. A research-to-practice model will be employed. Students will learn how to assess the current level of movement skill development.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 427 Mind and Brain of Expertise 3 *, W
Course Name RO: Expertise
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This class will examine characteristics of expertise in athletics, arts, and academics. We will focus on behavioral and brain differences between experts (athletes, musicians, chess players, etc.) and non-experts, and will engage in the nature versus nurture debate.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 429 Laboratory Rotation in Motor Control 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Lab Mtr Cnt Dev
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Students work in a professor's laboratory to learn research methods and participate in the scientific process. May be taken twice.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 320; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
KINESLGY 435 Biomechanics of Human Locomotion 3 *
Course Name RO: Biomech Hum Locomot
Course Level: Graduate
Description
The focus of the course is on understanding how humans walk and run. Topics will include kinematics, kinetics, neuromuscular activation patterns, energetics, and musculotendon mechanics. This course is taught in a Problem-Based Learning format, requiring students to integrate knowledge of muscle physiology, neuroscience, and biomechanics to analyze normal and pathologic human locomotion. Specific projects that students may work on include clinical gait analysis, lower limb prostheses, legged robots, and human exoskeletons.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 330 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 437 Motion Capture and Animation for Biomechanics 3 W, * Gross
Course Name RO: MotnCap Anim Biomech
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Motion capture technology is widely used in biomechanics research to analyze human movement and in entertainment applications to animate human movement. In this course, students will have the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of contemporary motion capture and to apply this knowledge to their own animations and biomechanical analyses. Students will also learn how to create rudimentary animations of human movement without motion capture, and will gain an appreciation for traditional animation methods. At the end of the course, students will be able to use their knowledge of motion capture technology and biomechanical concepts to critically evaluate kinematic data and animations of human movements in scientific and entertainment applications.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 330 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 438 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Imaging 3 W Lipps
Course Name RO: Musculoskeletal Imag
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Diagnostic Medical Imaging is an integral part of all aspects of patient care, ranging from initial diagnosis to rehabilitation. This course leverages state-of-the-art visualization software to introduce students to the fundamentals of comprehending and interpreting X-ray, CT, and MRI scans. The course emphasizes the presentation of common musculoskeletal injuries.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MOVESCI 230. Advisory prerequisite: MOVESCI 330.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 439 Laboratory Rotation in Biomechanics 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Lab Biomechanic
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Students work in a professor's laboratory to learn research methods and participate in the scientific process. May be taken twice.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 330; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
KINESLGY 441 Environmental Exercise Physiology 3 F, W, * Borer
Course Name RO: ExerHum Biol
Course Level: Graduate
Description
The course seeks to increase student understanding of human physiology during exercise under environments and physiological conditions that limit physical performance. The course will emphasize restrictive circumstances that particularly limit cardiovascular, respiratory and renal functions.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 442 Exercise Endocrinology 3 F, W, * Borer
Course Name RO: HormonesExer
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This is an examination of interactions between physical activity and hormone secretion and action. The course material has a strong molecular biology approach supplemented with phenomenological and physiological information.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 443 Exercise and Successful Aging 3 F, W, * Borer
Course Name RO: ExrcseSucc Aging
Course Level: Graduate
Description
The objectives of the course are to examine three themes: (1) the role that neural and genetic programmed changes in hormone action and cumulative tissue damage and deterioration play in aging, (2) the environmental, social, and life-style determinants of aging, and (3) nutritional, exercise, and psycho-social strategies for successful aging.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 444 Methods of Teaching Physical Education 6-12 4 W
Course Name RO: 6-12 Methods in PE
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Studies the specific foundation of teaching methods, content, organization, and evaluation of physical education programs in schools.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; two of the following: PHYSED 336, PHYSED 350, PHYSED 353, PHYSED 354. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 307 is required.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 446 The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behaviors 3 * Hasson
Course Name RO: Soc Factors Phys Act
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course discusses the social determinants of health and their impact on physical activity behaviors. Substantive areas covered include but are not limited to socioeconomic position, income, education, neighborhood environments and stressful conditions, placing an emphasis on the role these factors play in shaping physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217) and (MOVESCI 340 or PHYSED/HF 242).
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 448 Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology 3 * Bodary
Course Name RO: CV Ex Phys
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course is intended to further develop the students understanding of exercise within the context of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Topics include the influence of exercise in coronary heart disease, sudden cardiac death, endothelial dysfunction, etc. The discussion and dissection of a peer-reviewed article will be a key element of each meeting.
Prerequisites: Advisory: MOVESCI 250. Enforced: MOVESCI 340 (C+ grade min).
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 449 Laboratory Rotation in Exercise Physiology 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Lab Exer Phys
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Students work in a professor's laboratory to learn research methods and participate in the scientific process. May be taken twice.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
KINESLGY 450 Seminar in Adapted Physical Activity 3 *
Course Name RO: Sem Adapted Phys Act
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Advanced reading and seminar discussion of research related to motor behavior, motor development, physical activity, pedagogy, and reviews of interventions involving infants, children, and adolescents with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM