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MOVESCI 100 First-Year Seminar in Movement Science 1 F, *
Course Name RO: Seminar Movement Sci
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course introduces the field of Movement Science to beginning undergraduate students using a theme that varies by section and instructor. Students complete reading assignments each week. Class size is limited to 20 students and the emphasis is placed on interactive discussion and inquiry. Students will complete weekly quizzes and an end of semester writing assignment.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
MOVESCI 110 Biological and Behavioral Bases of Human Movement 3 F, W Bodary, Kern
Course Name RO: BioBeh Bases Hu Mvt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
An introduction to exercise physiology, biomechanics and motor control. Students gain an appreciation of the study of human movement from a scientific perspective.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 219 Scientific Writing 3 F, W Borer, Clark
Course Name RO: Scientific Writing
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to equip students with the skills to communicate findings and research in movement science with a high degree of effectiveness. An important aspect of communicating effectively about science is learning to think critically about it and to develop a capacity for analyzing and synthesizing scientific research findings. The complementary and main focus of the course is learning to write about science. The format of the class is lecture and discussion and will include student presentations and peer review of assignments. This course will improve students' ability to communicate ideas and findings clearly and effectively. While writing is the main focus, there are presentation opportunities as well.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 230 Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 F, W Gross
Course Name RO: Hum Musculo Anat
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
In this course, students will learn bone names and landmarks, joint structure and kinematic characteristics, and the names, attachments and functions of the major muscles in the human body. After taking the course, students will be able to describe human movement in anatomical language, and to identify the specific muscles responsible for controlling body movements.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 231 Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab 1 F, W
Course Name RO: Hum Musculo Anat Lab
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
After taking this course, students will be able to identify the major bones and landmarks, muscles and attachments, and ligaments in the human body. Students will also be able to recognize musculoskeletal structures on the surface of the human body.
Prerequisites:
Component: LAB
MOVESCI 240 Introduction to Fitness & Health 3 F, W
Course Name RO: Intro to Fit&Health
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This class provides fundamental theories, applications and personal experiences necessary for a comprehensive understanding of relationships between fitness, physical activity, and health and well-being through-out the lifespan.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 241 Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control 3 F, W Bodary
Course Name RO: Ex Nutr Wt Cn
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Study of body mass regulation including the understanding of food, digestion, metabolism and different intervention strategies such as a diet and exercise. Students learn assessment and prescription principles and techniques.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 250 Statistics 3 F, W D Ulrich
Course Name RO: Statistics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and experience with statistics and the scientific method. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics for summarizing measures of central tendency and variability, measures of association, variance, statistics for testing hypotheses, and statistics used to evaluate validity and reliability will be emphasized. Students will participate in several lab projects requiring the use of statistics.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 280 Undergraduate Research Opportunity 1-4 F, W, *
Course Name RO: Kin UG Research Opp
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The UROP program enables students to work one-on-one or with a small group of students with faculty members conducting research. Students spend on average 9-10 hours per week working on their research projects; Students receive 1 credit per 3 hours of work per week. Students participating in the program are also required to attend bi-weekly research peer group meetings, meet monthly with a peer advisor, read research-related articles (research ethics, research in specific disciplines, research methods) and keep a research journal.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; first or second year student.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 290 Field Experience in Movement Science 1-8 F, W, *
Course Name RO: Field Exp MOVESCI
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of school, university, clinical or business settings related to Movement Science.
Prerequisites: Freshman, Sophomore status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 305 Topical Seminar 1-3 F, W, *
Course Name RO: Topical Sem
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The current course description, if applicable, is available from the program chair.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
MOVESCI 313 Special Topics 1-4 F, W
Course Name RO: Special Topics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
New courses in development can be introduced provisionally into the curriculum under this number. The current course description, if applicable, is available from the program chair.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 320 Motor Control 4 F, W Brown, Meehan
Course Name RO: Motor Control
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Introduces students to the neural and behavioral basis of motor control. It covers nervous system structures involved in planning, executing and learning movements, as well as the principles of motor control that apply to locomotion, reaching and grasping, eye movements and more complex skills.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 110 or Athletic Training BS Major) and (MEDADM 401 or MOVESCI 230 or AT/PHYSED 310) and (MOVESCI 250 or S250 Student Group) and (PHYSIOL 201 or Athletic Training BS Major).
Component: LEC,LAB
MOVESCI 330 Biomechanics of Human Movement 4 F, W Gates
Course Name RO: Biomech of Hum Mvmt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Applies fundamental biomechanical principles to the human musculoskeletal system. Topics include musculoskeletal mechanics, tissue biomechanics, and quantitative analysis of human movement.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 110 or AT Major) and (MEDADM 401 or MOVESCI 230 or AT/PHYSED 310) and (MATH 105 or 115 or 120) and (PHYSICS 125 or 135 or 140).
Component: LEC,LAB
MOVESCI 340 Exercise Physiology 4 F, W Bodary, Horowitz
Course Name RO: Exercise Physiol
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Physiological principles of exercise. Topics include: bioenergetics, energy expenditure, functions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems, muscle, renal function, training, environmental influences, ergogenic aids, nutrition, weight control, and body composition.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 110 or Athletic Training BS Major) and (MEDADM 401 or MOVESCI 230 or AT/PHYSED 310) and (MOVESCI 250 or S250 Student Group) and (PHYSIOL 201 or Athletic Training BS Major); (Recommended: CHEM 130).
Component: LEC,LAB
MOVESCI 361 Introduction to Surgical Neuromonitoring 3 * Mergos
Course Name RO: Intro Surg Neuromon
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students will learn principles relevant to the field of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM.) The basics of electricity and circuits, basic neurophysiology and anatomy, and introduction to surgical procedures will be explored as relevant to examining neurophysiologic structures at risk.
Prerequisites: Advisory: Physics 135 or 140.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 362 Surgical Neuromonitoring Lab 3 * Mergos
Course Name RO: Surg Neuromon Lab
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Course provides a hands-on approach to learning about neuropathways in the human body. Lectures and lab exercises will illustrate how these internal circuits are connected and how we can evoke, record and measure the activity.
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 235 or 240 (C- or better)
Component: LEC,LAB
MOVESCI 363 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring 4 * Mergos
Course Name RO: IONM
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Course will focus on the neurophysiologic systems that form the basis for each modality utilized for intraoperative monitoring. Students will learn how each system functions and how it is evoked to prepare for learning in a subsequent hands-on surgical experience. A brief introduction to anesthesia is also covered.
Prerequisites: Enforced: MOVESCI 361 and 362 (MOVESCI 362: B- grade min).
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 380 Problems in Movement Science 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Prob in Move Sci
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work with a faculty member to study the application of knowledge and principles from the movement science classroom to specific 'real-life' problems, such as those found in the workplace, health care and rehabilitation, or physical performance in recreation, music and the arts.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 381 Community Service Learning 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Comm Serv Learn
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
An introduction to the values of learning via community service. The academic credit is for learning not for service. The community experience ought to enhance academic learning and civic learning at the same time. This course is an experiential field course involving community service as it relates to Movement Science. Students will be assigned to work with community-based organizations on projects to improve the human well-being. Activities may include tutoring, community outreach and education, sports, arts and crafts, etc. Students meet once per week to discuss the practicum experience, while integrating theory with practice. Assignments may include maintaining a journal, readings, a paper(s), or a poster/oral presentation.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 382 Honors Reading 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on topics in movement science, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Upper division status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 384 Honors Research 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Honors Research
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Research experience under guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Honors status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 390 Field Experience in Movement Science 1-8 *
Course Name RO: Field Exp MVS
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of school, university, clinical or business settings related to movement science.
Prerequisites: Upper division status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 402 Teaching Experience for MOVESCI Students 1-3 F, W
Course Name RO: Teach Exp MVS
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Undergraduate 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; (4) participating with teaching faculty in instructional activities. May be repeated once in a different area or with a different professor.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; Junior/Senior status; minimum B+ in related MOVESCI core courses recommended.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 403 Internship .5 - 4 F, W, SP, SU, *
Course Name RO: Internship
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Field experiences in activities related to the academic discipline of Movement Science. Experiences are typically outside of the facilities of the Department of Movement Science.
Prerequisites:
Component: LAB