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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 533 Neuromechanics 3 F, *
Course Name RO: Neuromechanics
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course focuses on interaction of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems during human and animal movement with a focus on basic biological and engineering principles. Topics will include neuromechanical control of movement, neurorehabilitation, biorobotics, and computer simulations of neuromechanical systems.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 540 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3 F Horowitz
Course Name RO: Adv Exerc Phys
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Physiological principles of exercise for students who already have a strong background in exercise physiology. Topics include: regulation of energy metabolism, cardiovascular physiology, neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems, skeletal muscle, exercise training, environmental influences, nutrition, weight control, and the impact of exercise on health and disease.
Prerequisites: Graduate status, but Seniors with an outstatus academic record may be admitted; MOVESCI 340, or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 542 Exercise and Nutrition 3 * Borer
Course Name RO: Exercise Nutrition
Course Level: Graduate
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
KINESLGY 545 Metabolic Responses to Exercise 3 F, W, * Cartee
Course Name RO: Metab Respon to Exer
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course focuses on the influence of acute and chronic exercise on energy metabolism. Topics include mechanisms regulating carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism; adaptations with exercise training; insulin signaling & action; the relationship between metabolism and fatigue. The format emphasizes class discussion. Students will present on a relevant topic chosen in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or equivalent.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 550 Marketing Management for the Sport Industry 3 F Moore
Course Name RO: Mkt Mngmtin Sport
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course applies the fundamental concepts in marketing management to managerial decision making in the sport industry. Included in the course are the following: (1) customer orientation to marketing, (2) consumer (or fan) behavior analysis, (3) market segmentation strategies, (4) market research methods, (5) brand management strategies, (6) marketing mix strategies, (7) the development of a strategic marketing plan.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology Graduate status.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 551 Theory of Sport and Consumer Behavior 3 *
Course Name RO: Thry SprtCons Beh
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Focuses on analyzing the consumption behavior of six important consumer groups: the participant, the spectator, the volunteer, the advertiser, the sponsor, and the affinity consumer. In this course we study the major theories that help us understand the consumption behavior of each group.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: SEM
KINESLGY 572 Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Prescription 3 *
Course Name RO: Fit EvalExer Presc
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Study and practice of concepts and techniques for evaluating physical fitness. Topics include health and medical histories, liability concerns, blood pressure, graded exercise stress testing, ECG recording and basic interpretation, strength assessment, body composition analysis, pulmonary function tests, CHD risk-factor analysis and health risk appraisal. Lab results and case studies are used to practice writing exercise prescriptions following existing standards of practice.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 581 Service Learning for the Health Professions 2 *
Course Name RO: Service Learning
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Through direct service and class sessions, this course explores issues of health disparities, poverty, and the medically underserved. Service options include: teaching health lessons to underserved youth, assisting patient advocates in a health clinic, and engaging individuals in their homes and communities. Class sessions focus on team-based problem solving to gain a deeper understanding of the perspectives held by other health professions.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
KINESLGY 600 Graduate Seminar in Movement Science 1 W, * Brown
Course Name RO: Grad Sem MVS
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Graduate students give presentations on their own research related to Movement Science. The emphasis is on communication across Movement Science disciplines (i.e. biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor control) and presentation skills. Can be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: SEM
KINESLGY 606 Seminar: Selected Topics in Kinesiology 2 *
Course Name RO: Topics Kinesiology
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Includes advanced reading and seminar discussion of research on selected topics in exercise physiology, motor control, biomechanics or sports management and communication. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: SEM
KINESLGY 615 Philosophy of Science and Research in Kinesiology 3 W Armstrong
Course Name RO: Phil Sci Res Kines
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Topics include the nature of scientific inquiry, theories of knowledge acquisition; empirical vs. theoretical research; basic vs. applied research; induction and deduction; doubts and alternatives; objectivity of science; facts, laws and theories; pseudo-science; causation and mechanism; formulation of problems, research design and use of statistics.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 616 Professional Skills for Research Scientists 3 W, *
Course Name RO: Prof Skills Res Sci
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course covers the professional skills necessary to be successful as a research scientist. Specific content will include writing and reviewing grant applications, writing and reviewing journal manuscripts, giving research presentations, applying for jobs, and assessing careers in and out of academia. Course grade will be based on several assignments such as making a research presentation, writing a grant proposal, reviewing a journal manuscript, and writing an application for faculty position.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 619 Thesis Research 1-6 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Thesis Research
Course Level: Graduate
Description
The thesis experience allows masters students to design and conduct a research study, analyze the data, and write a publication-quality report on the findings and implications of the research.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: IND
KINESLGY 640 Experiments in Human Exercise Physiology 3 *
Course Name RO: Exp in Hum Exer Phys
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Students review classic studies in energy metabolism, body mass regulation, exercise training, respiratory and circulatory mechanisms in exercise physiology.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 680 Practicum in Kinesiology 1-6 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Practicum Kines
Course Level: Graduate
Description
An opportunity for concentrated graduate study in certain phases of Kinesiology and closely allied areas. Typically provides a review of current research, and analysis of new developments and trends. Uses cooperative approach in which authorities from related fields will cover the operating phases of their work.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: IND
KINESLGY 682 Independent Reading in Kinesiology 1-2 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Ind Read in Kin
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Advanced reading on topics in kinesiology under faculty direction.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
KINESLGY 684 Independent Research in Kinesiology 1-6 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Ind Res in Kin
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Advanced basic and applied research under faculty guidance.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
KINESLGY 685 Research Rotation in Kinesiology 3-6 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Res Rotation in Kin
Course Level: Graduate
Description
One research rotation is required of each Ph.D. student in Kinesiology. The rotation can be taken in or outside of Kinesiology but not with the student's advisor. The rotation will be conducted in 1 or 2 semesters. The minimum expectation is that the student will complete a project that contributes to the research of the supervisor, and culminates in a written document.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
KINESLGY 686 Internship in Kinesiology 1-6 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Intern in Kines
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Field experiences in activities related to the academic discipline of kinesiology.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
KINESLGY 990 Dissertation, Pre-Candidacy 1-8 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Diss-Precand
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a candidate.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
KINESLGY 995 Dissertation, Candidacy 4-8 *
Course Name RO: Diss-Cand
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Prerequisites: Graduate status; permission of instructor
Component: IND
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