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MOVESCI 413 Special Topics in Movement Science and/or Athletic Training 1-4 *
Course Name RO: Special Topics MVS AT
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
New experimental course in Movement Science and/or Athletic Training. Course description is available from instructor.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 421 Disorders of Voluntary Movement 3 F, W 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 * 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 F, W, * 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 F, W, * 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 F, W 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 *
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 *, W
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
MOVESCI 429 Laboratory Rotation in Motor Control 1-3 F, SP, SU, W Brown, Meehan, Robinson, Seidler, D Ulrich
Course Name RO: Lab Mtr Cnt Dev
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work in a professor's laboratory to learn research methods and participate in the scientific process. May be taken twice.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
MOVESCI 431 Clinical Gait Analysis 3 *
Course Name RO: Clinical Gait
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Gait analysis is the systematic study of human walking. The objective of this course is to provide students a systematic introduction on this subject, including fundamental terminology, technique, and data interpretation used in gait analysis. They will learn to visually assess gait to identify impairments and how to critically review literature in the field in this blended learning course.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 330
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 435 Biomechanics of Human Locomotion 3 *
Course Name RO: Biomech Hum Locomot
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 330 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 437 Motion Capture and Animation for Biomechanics 3 F, W, * Gross
Course Name RO: MotnCap Anim Biomech
Course Level: Undergraduate
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
MOVESCI 438 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Imaging 3 W Lipps
Course Name RO: Musculoskeletal Imag
Course Level: Undergraduate
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, MOVESCI 330.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 439 Laboratory Rotation in Biomechanics 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Lab Biomechanic
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work in a professor's laboratory to learn research methods and participate in the scientific process. May be taken twice.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 330; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
MOVESCI 441 Environmental Exercise Physiology 3 F, W, * Borer
Course Name RO: ExerHum Biol
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 442 Exercise Endocrinology 3 F, W, * Borer
Course Name RO: HormonesExer
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 443 Exercise and Successful Aging 3 F, W, * Borer
Course Name RO: ExrcseSucc Aging
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 444 Exercise and Nutrition 3 * Borer
Course Name RO: Exercise Nutrition
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Discussion of the interactions between nutrition and exercise on growth, reproductive function, sport performance, and consequences of metabolic syndrome.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 446 The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behavior 3 * Hasson
Course Name RO: Soc Factors Phys Act
Course Level: Undergraduate
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: (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217) and (MOVESCI 340 or PHYSED/HF 242)
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 448 Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology 3 * Bodary
Course Name RO: CV Ex Phys
Course Level: Undergraduate
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
MOVESCI 449 Laboratory Rotation in Exercise Physiology 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Lab Exer Phys
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work in a professor's laboratory to learn research methods and participate in the scientific process. May be taken twice.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
MOVESCI 450 Seminar in Adapted Physical Activity 3 *
Course Name RO: Sem Adapted Phys Act
Course Level: Undergraduate
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
MOVESCI 451 Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 3 W Hasson
Course Name RO: PA Lifespan
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will explore biological, behavioral and environmental factors that influence initial and continued participation in physical activity. In addition, this course uses the Human Capital Model as a framework for understanding the relationships between physical activity and different aspects of human development.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340 or HF 242 and MOVESCI 219 or SM 217
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 452 Scientific Inquiry Using Wearable Technology 3 * Bodary
Course Name RO: Exp w/ Wearable Tech
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students will gain hands-on experience with wearable technology in the context of scientific inquiry in this blended learning course. Students will have the opportunity to work in teams to address their own research questions by designing small-scale experiments, collecting and analyzing physiologic data, and preparing presentations to share their findings.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340
Component: LAB
MOVESCI 453 Sport Concussion 2 * Broglio
Course Name RO: Spt Concussion
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This blended learning course is designed to help students gain up-to-date knowledge about concussion identification, evaluation, acute effects, and persistent changes following injury. Information related to the epidemiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention of concussion in sport will be discussed. Classes will center on the interpretation, critical discussion, and clinical application of this research.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 330 - Bioimechanics
Component: LAB, DISCUSSION