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MOVESCI 100 First-Year Seminar in Movement Science 1 Fall, As Arranged Ferris
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 Fall, Winter 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 Fall, Winter 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 Fall, Winter 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 241 Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control 3 Fall, Winter 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 Fall, Winter Seidler, 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 320 Motor Control 4 Fall, Winter 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 Fall, Winter Gates, Ferris
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 Fall, Winter Horowitz, Bodary
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 As Arranged 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 2 As Arranged 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:
Component: LEC,LAB
MOVESCI 363 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring 4 As Arranged 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 421 Disorders of Voluntary Movement 3 Fall, Winter Brown
Course Name RO: Disord Vol Move
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 422 Motor Learning 3 As Arranged Meehan
Course Name RO: Motor Learning
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 423 Sensorimotor Development 3 Fall, Winter, As Arranged Robinson
Course Name RO: Sensorimot Dev
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 424 Aging and Motor Performance 3 Fall, Winter, As Arranged Brown
Course Name RO: AgingMotor Perfmnc
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 Fall, Winter D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: Junior standing.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 426 Cognitive Neuroscience of Action 3 Seidler
Course Name RO: Cog Neuro of Action
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course focuses on the neuropsychology of movement. Topics include: handedness, reading, motor timing, skill acquisitions and bimanual coordination; We will discuss both the strategies used to control these behaviors, and their underlying neural substrates. We will read and discuss papers that analyze movement kinematics, as well as function neuroimagining and neural recording research.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 427 Mind and Brain of Expertise 3 Winter, As Arranged Seidler
Course Name RO: Expertise
Course Level: Undergraduate
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