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BBS4032 Neuroscience of human speech and language
An introduction to the neurological bases of normal speech and language perception, production and use.
Instructor: Karen Froud

BBS5060 Neuromuscular responses and adaptation to exercise
A review of the physiology of muscle contraction in addition to in-depth discussion of topics related to the field which include: the relationship between muscle activation and respiration during exercise, muscle fatigue, eccentric versus concentric contractions and adaptation to strength training.
Instructor: Carol Ewing Garber

BBS5068 Brain and behavior I: Communication in the nervous system
An introduction to communication within the nervous system and functional brain neuroanatomy. Examination of chemical circuits in the brain and associated pathologies, such as Parkinson’s disease, Tourettes, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.
Instructor: Andrew Gordon

BBS5069 Brain and behavior II: Perception, emotion, memory and cognition
An introduction to brain processes associated with perception, emotion, memory and cognition. Consequences of damage to these neurobehavioral processes are examined through reading and discussion of clinical case studies.

BBSR4005 Applied anatomy and biomechanics
Topics include: gross anatomy and function of human skeletal and muscular systems, mechanics of human movement, and analysis of skills in dance and physical education. Designed primarily for students without a prior course in anatomy or biomechanics. Students will be expected to participate in a laboratory offered immediately preceding the scheduled class time. Lab fee: $50.

BBSR4050 Biomechanical analysis of human movement
Permission required. Covers the principles and techniques required to analyze human movement, which can be used to develop practical research questions. Quantitative and qualitative techniques for analysis of movement are discussed in relation to the study of learning, motor control, motor development, and motor impairments. Lab fee: $50.
Instructor: Andrew Gordon

BBSR4060 Motor learning
Study of factors relating to the acquisition and performance of motor skills. Includes review and analysis of appropriate research findings.

BBSR4070 Introduction to the psycho-social study of human movement
A general overview of knowledge and theory pertaining to the psychosocial dynamics of behavior in sports and dance.
Instructor: Joseph Ciccolo

BBSR4090 Physical fitness, weight control, and relaxation
Contributions of exercise to human well-being throughout life. Classroom, gymnasium, and laboratory experiences included. Designed for teachers, counselors, and others who desire an introduction to basic concepts of physical fitness.

BBSR4095 Applied physiology I
Prerequisite: a course in human physiology. Physiological bases of exercise. Lectures concerning the effects of exercise on the major physiological systems (cellular, cardiovascular, thermoregulatory, pulmonary, renal, body fluids, hormonal).

BBSR4151 Laboratory methods in biomechanics
Permission required. Enrollment limited. Prerequisite: BBSR 4050. Students develop technical skills in the application of biomechanics to the study of movement behavior including video-based data collection and computer-based kinematic analysis. Students design and conduct a pilot research study using biomechanical analysis of a functional movement. Special fee: $75.

BBSR4161 Motor learning laboratory
An introduction to qualitative and quantitative analysis of movement and action during acquisition of functional skills. Corequisite: BBSR 4060.

BBSR4861 Workshop in motor learning and control
Students carry out a case study of skill acquisition in a functional movement task and integrate qualitative and quantitative findings in a final essay, characterizing the learning process.

BBSR4900 Research and independent study in movement science and education
Permission required. Master’s degree students undertake research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member.
Instructor: Carol Ewing Garber

BBSR5028 Motor development across the lifespan
Review and analysis of theoretical models and experimental research related to development and performance of motor skills throughout the lifespan.

BBSR5050 Neurophysiology of motor control and electromyography
Review and analysis of theoretical models and experimental research related to development and performance of motor skills throughout the lifespan. Advanced topics dealing with the experimental and clinical use of electromyography. Topics will be integrated with the kinematics of movements being observed. A laboratory project using EMG will be required. Lab fee: $50.

BBSR5055 Bases of motor control systems
Study of control processes subserving the coordination of movement.

BBSR5095 Exercise and health
The role of exercise in diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity, and stress. Scientific evidence from both epidemiological and applied practice perspectives are emphasized.
Instructor: Carol Ewing Garber

BBSR5151 Introduction to the analysis of biomechanical signals
Introduction to the concepts and techniques used in the analysis of biomechanical signals. Students will apply these techniques to actual kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic data using the Lab- VIEW programming language.

BBSR5194 Applied physiology laboratory II
The discussion and practice of techniques for collection and analysis of physiologic data (strength testing, electromyography, computerized data acquisition). Lab fee: $100.
Instructor: Carol Ewing Garber

BBSR5195 Advanced applied physiology laboratory
Prerequisite: BBSR 5194. Introduction of advanced physiologic measurement techniques and concepts. Included are indirect calorimetry, spectrophotometry, vascular volume dynamics, autonomic reflexes, thermoregulation, noninvasive cardiac output, computer data plethysmography, tonometry, acquisition, and post-acquisition analyses. Lab fee: $100.
Instructor: Carol Ewing Garber

BBSR5200 Fieldwork in movement science and education
Permission required. For advanced students prepared to investigate problems.

BBSR5251 Fieldwork seminar in motor learning and motor control
Applications of theory/research to therapeutic or educational practice for students in field-based settings.

BBSR5504 Research training in motor learning
Permission required. A competency-based approach to the preparation of researchers in the areas of neuromotor control and perceptual-motor processes. Several learning experiences are offered each semester, involving lectures, laboratory practica, seminars and individual research advisement.
Instructor: Andrew Gordon

BBSR5582 Research design in movement science and education
Basic concepts of research design and statistical analysis. Students learn to interpret articles and design projects.

BBSR5595 Research seminar in applied physiology
M.A. students carrying out research-culminating projects enroll in this course near the end of their course of study to discuss and present their projects. Ed.M. and doctoral students enroll at least once in connection with each research project they complete.
Instructor: Joseph Ciccolo

BBSR6201 Supervision of educational or clinical practice in the movement sciences
Permission required. Corequisite: Actual supervisory experience during that semester. For doctoral students in the movement sciences. Field-based experiences in the guidance of therapists or educators engaged in applying the movement sciences to clinical practice.

BBSR6563 Neuromotor processes seminar
Offered in conjunction with review and analysis of research related to conference topic.
Instructor: Andrew Gordon

BBSR6564 Advanced topics in neuromotor processes
Topic changes annually.
Instructor: Andrew Gordon

BBSR6900 Supervised independent research in movement science and education
Permission required. For advanced students who wish to conduct research under faculty guidance.
Instructor: Carol Ewing Garber

BBSR7500 Dissertation seminar in movement science and education
Permission required. Candidate develops proposal for doctoral dissertation in consultation with advisor. Seminar convenes only on days when candidates present proposals for approval.
Instructor: Joseph Ciccolo

BBSR8900 Dissertation advisement in movement science and education
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ed.D. degree.
Instructor: Carol Ewing Garber