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Biobehavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Carol Garber
Yvonne Wallace
ywallace@tc.columbia.edu
(212) 678-3895
(212) 678-8233
1152B Thorndike Hall
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Mission

The Department of Biobehavioral Sciences offers programs that focus on the application of the biological, physiological, behavioral, and sociocultural sciences underlying human communication, movement, and their disorders to clinical, educational, and community settings. An understanding of the normal and abnormal biobehavioral processes is applied to clinical practice. The scientific knowledge obtained from studying each of these specialized fields is used to enhance the educational, adaptive, and communicative capabilities of individuals with normal and impaired abilities across the lifespan.

Graduates of our master’s programs assume professional roles in educational, health-related, and community agency settings as speech-language pathologists, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and research coordinators. As these professionals often work in interdisciplinary teams, the department facilitates opportunities for students to interact across professional boundaries.

Our doctoral graduates are prepared for university faculty positions and administrative positions in clinical, educational, and organizational field-based settings. They may also pursue careers in research.

The department maintains clinics and laboratories to support the teaching and research components of the programs. These facilities include the Edward D. Mysak Speech and Hearing Center, as well as laboratories in applied physiology, motor learning, kinematics, language and cognition, and adaptive communication technologies. 

The master’s degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Faculty List

Faculty

Lecturers

Visiting Faculty

Adjunct

Full-Time Instructors

Instructors

Adjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Associate Professor of Speech & Language Pathology
Professor Emeritus of Speech and Language Pathology
Professor of Movement Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Instructor
Diagnostics Instructor
Instructor
Instructor
Applied Physiology Lab Assistant
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Physical Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Professor of Physical Education
Instructor
Instructor
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Movement Sciences
Instructor
Instructor
Instructor
Associate Professor of Movement Science & Kinesiology
Part Time Instructor--Applied Physiology Instructor
Assistant to Applied Physiology Program
Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Part Time Instructor--Applied Physiology Instructor
Instructor
Professor of Practice
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Clinic
Part Time Instructor in Communcation Science and Disorders (CSD)
Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology
Professor of Movement Sciences
Lecturer
Instructor
Instructor
Part Time Instructor in Communcation Science and Disorders (CSD)
Masters Coordinator in Motor Learning and Control
Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Communication Science and Disorders
Adjunct in Speech Language
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Movement Science and Education
Instructor
Adjunct in Applied Physiology
Professor of Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Adjunct Full Professor of Motor Learning and Control
Instructor
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education
Course Assistant
Chief Clinical Supervisor
Instructional Staff / Fee Based Instructor
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology
Director of Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders
Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Instructor
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology
Part Time Instructor
Part Time Instructor in Communcation Science and Disorders
Clinical Supervisor - Speech Language Pathology

For up to date information about course offerings including faculty information, please visit the online course schedule.

Course List

BBS 4032 Neuroscience of human speech and language
An introduction to the neurological bases of normal speech and language perception, production and use.
BBS 5060 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.
BBS 5068 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.

BBS 5069 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.
BBS 6042 Grant Writing: From a Fundable Idea Through Review

This course targets grant fundamentals from the beginning of the writing process through the review process.  Focus is placed on funding mechanisms available through the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Education Sciences and National Science Foundation as well as private foundations.  The course covers writing key areas of research proposals; developing biosketches, budgets and supplemental materials; and the review and resubmission process.

BBSN 4001 Foundations in Neuroscience I: Anatomy & Physiology

This course provides an introduction to the mammalian nervous system with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. The course is intended to provide foundational knowledge for students with little or no background in neuroscience. Topics to be covered include the function of nerve cells, intra and intercellular communication, and the anatomy of the human nervous system. Note that this is a half-semester course.

BBSN 4002 Foundations in Neuroscience II: Systems Neuroscience

This course provides an introduction to the systems of the mammalian brain, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. The course is intended to provide foundational knowledge for students with little or no background in neuroscience. Topics to be covered include sensory and motor systems, as well as the circuitry underlying complex behaviors including motivation, emotions, and memory. Note that this is a half-semester course.

BBSN 5500 Neuroscience and Education Thesis Capstone

This course is intended to guide students through the process of developing a written thesis, one of the degree requirements for the Neuroscience and Education program. The thesis will be written as a journal-style article in APA format that either reports on research conducted during training or is a review article that consists of integrated analysis of an area of focus.

BBSN 4904 Research and independent study: Neuroscience and Education

n/a

BBSN 5000 Elctencphlgrphy Lab Mthds

n/a

BBSN 5003 Cognitive neuroscience and education

Using cognitive neuroscience as a conceptual framework, this course examines educational practices as they apply to reading, writing, and mathematics. Students learn the basic brain structures that contribute to developing these academic skills and how experience interacts with these structures.

BBSN 5005 Evaluation of neuropsychological instruments for research

This course will examine various neuropsychological testing instruments and their role in research and the evaluation of neuropsychological disorders in children and adults. The course will focus on the basic theoretical and clinical foundations of neuropsychological testing.

BBSN 5007 Neuroscience Applications to Education

This course will survey the application of current neuroscience research to educational practice. We will discuss how neuroscience can (and cannot) inform current pedagogical methodologies, including neuroethical issues as they pertain to education, as well as educational “neuromyths.” We will cover the neural bases of selected cognitive and academic systems (including literacy, math, and self-regulation), as well as the current science of intervention in these domains. We discuss experience-based brain plasticity across a variety of contexts (sleep, physical activity, stress, bilingualism, socioeconomic status, music exposure). Finally, we will discuss the future of neuroeducational research and policy. Throughout the course, we focus on the ability to evaluate, critique, and interpret scientific evidence as it relates to educational practice and policy.

BBSN 5070 Neural bases for language and cognitive development

This course examines neurophysical development from conception through adulthood and its relation to changes in cognitive and linguistic functioning. Topics include visual development, attention, development of action/motor systems, language and reading development, executive function, and social cognition. In addition, the course covers developmental disorders related to specific cognitive, linguistic, and social functions, and theoretical approaches to mental representation and the emergence of cognitive funtions.

BBSN 5080 Affective Neuroscience

Emotion and cognition have traditionally been studied in isolation from one another, but these processes typically interact with each other in interesting and unique ways. Understanding these interactions is critical to understanding human behavior: affect can modulate our attention, guide our decision making, bias our perception, and influence our memories. Affective neuroscience utilizes the tools typically used to study cognitive neuroscience to better undertand how emotion interacts with these and other aspects of cognition.

BBSN 5152 Neuroscience, Ethics, and the Law

As our ability to measure and understand the functioning of the human brain has rapidly advanced, so too has our need to grapple with the ethical and legal implications of these neuroscientific tools and discoveries. This seminar will introduce students to the emerging fields of Neuroethics and Neurolaw and create a forum for discussion and debate about a range of timely topics. Topics will include brain development in adolescence (related to issues of driving laws, school start times, and adolescents being tried as adults in courts of law); the use of neuroimaging as “brain reading” technology (and its applicability in court); the neurobiology of memory and its legal application; the use of neuropharmacological agents and brain stimulation for cognitive enhancement;  the neurobiology of addiction (and implications for the voluntary control of behavior); and death, unconsciousness, and the law. Throughout the course, we focus on the ability to evaluate, critique and interpret scientific evidence as it relates to ethical and legal practice and policy.

With each topic we consider, our goal will not be to achieve consensus on what’s right and what’s wrong but rather to understand the ethical quandaries and to think critically about ways that the field could go about addressing them. Students should leave this course with an enhanced appreciation of the many ways in which our work impacts society and a heightened commitment to public engagement.

BBSN 5193 BBSN 5193: Neuroscience of Adversity

This course will survey the state-of-the-art research into what happens to our brains following the experience of adversity. We will consider adversity broadly defined, including common forms of adversity such as poverty, as well as more extreme forms of adversity, such as abuse and institutionalization. We will consider adversity across the lifespan and will also focus on plasticity and resilience. Throughout this course, we focus on the ability to evaluate, critique, and interpret scientific evidence as it relates to the neuroscience of adversity. 

BBSN 5575 Integrative seminar in neuroscience and education

Primarily for students in the Neuroscience and Education program during preparation of the master's integrative project. Others by permission.

BBSN 6904 Research and independent study: Neuroscience and Education

n/a

BBSN 9910 Advanced research and independent study: Neuroscience and Education

n/a

BBSQ 4030 Speech science

Pre-requisites: No prerequisites, but knowledge of speech articulation and the International Phonetic Alphabet is helpful. This course examines the production, transmission, and perception of speech and discusses applications to communication disorders and to second-language speech communication.

BBSQ 4031 Anatomy and physiology for speech, language, and hearing

This course teaches the basic structures and functions of the articulatory, vocal, respiratory, and nervous systems and applies this information to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology.

BBSQ 4042 Audiology

This course covers acoustics, anatomy, and physiology of the auditory system, pure tone and speech audiometry, types and communication effects of hearing loss, amplification, and immitance.
 

BBSQ 4046 Introduction to augmentative and alternative communication

This introductory course will provide a comprehensive overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). A thorough examination of the assessment and therapeutic processes will be presented. Emphasis will be placed upon individuals exhibiting severe communication disorders secondary to congenital/acquired cognitive and motor impairments. Low- and high-tech AAC systems will be discussed and demonstrated. 

BBSQ 4047 Early motor behaviors in children: Normal and abnormal
Study of normal and abnormal development of sensory-motor speech processes and related oral motor behaviors; etiology, diagnosis, and management of pre-speech and eating pathologies in infants and severely handicapped individuals from an early intervention perspective.
BBSQ 4900 Rsch-Indp Stdy-Lng-Sp Path-Aud
BBSQ 5003 Literacy Development and Disorders: Assessment and Intervention

The course prepares students who are studying to become speech-language pathologists to support the literacy abilities of children who are at risk for or have reading disorders.  The course covers key areas in the development, assessment, and intervention of children’s reading abilities.  Topics covered include emergent literacy, book reading, vocabulary, phonological sensitivity, reading comprehension, fluency, and decoding in monolingual and bilingual children.  

BBSQ 5009 Cognitive disorders

This class provides a comprehensive overview of traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere disorders, and dementia. Theoretical, practical, and evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention will be presented. 

BBSQ 5041 School speech-language-hearing programs

Analyzes the impact of federal and state laws on service delivery in school setting. Develops skills to meet the needs of students with communication-disorders with the full range of disabilities, including working with other professionals to assist children in accessing the general curriculum.

BBSQ 5044 Speech and language perception and processing

CSD Majors take course for 2 points only. Examination of the models proposed to explain speech perception and discussion of the research that assigns a special role to speech and language. 

BBSQ 5111 Assessment and evaluation

Prerequisites: A course in normal language development and a course in Language Disorders in Children.  Examines how to provide evidence-based and culturally and linguistically appropriate disability evaluations with a focus on birth through 21 disability evaluations under the federal law.  Students acquire knowledge and skills in standardized tests, alternative assessment approaches, and dynamic assessment, covering the full range of disabilities.

BBSQ 5112 Articulation disorders

Prerequisite: Phonetics course.  

Study of phonological rule disorders and disorders associated with functional and various structural problems in children. Critical analysis of research in assessment and treatment.

BBSQ 5113 Voice disorders

Prerequisite: BBSQ 4031 or equivalent. Study of voice disorders associated with functional, structural, endocrinological, and neurological problems. Analysis of recent research and evidence-based approaches to voice therapy.

BBSQ 5114 Stuttering and other fluency disorders

This course examines the nature of stuttering and other fluency disorders across the lifespan.  Emphasis is placed on assessment, intervention, and prevention. 

BBSQ 5115 Language disorders in children

Prerequisite: A course in normal language development.  Language disorders in children, including native English speakers and children from culturally and linguistically diverse homes, covering the full range of disabilities. Course covers birth through late adolescence and includes impact of language disorders on language acquisition, literacy development, and uses of technology. 

BBSQ 5116 Language disorders in adults

Prerequisite: BBS 4032 Neuroscience or equivalent. Theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the etiology, assessment, classification, and treatment of aphasia and other communication disorders in adulthood.

BBSQ 5118 Cleft palate and speech habilitation

Explores the role of the speech-language pathologist on the cleft palate team and in international practice.  Develops knowledge and skills needed by the SLP to address communication and feeding issues associated with cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders.

BBSQ 5119 Alaryngeal speech

Survey of medical and surgical treatments for laryngeal carcinoma. Analysis of physiologic, acoustic, and psychosocial aspects of alaryngeal speech. Study of therapeutic methods.

BBSQ 5120 Communication disorders in bilingual/bicultural children

Studies effect of bilingualism, bilingual education, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and multicultural perspectives in education on children and adolescents. Considers appropriate assessment and treatment to ensure optimal academic success for dual language learners and multidialectal students by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, covering the full range of disabilities.  

BBSQ 5125 Clinical approaches to aural habilitation of children

Prerequisite: BBSQ 4042 Audiology or equivalent. This class examines clinical procedures available to audiologists, speech pathologists, and deaf educators for implementing speech-reading, auditory training, and speech-language therapy for the hard-of-hearing child. Use of amplification and counseling approaches.

BBSQ 5129 Audiological concepts and principles

Prerequisite: BBSQ 4042 Audiology or equivalent. This course covers auditory pathologies, electrophysiological (ABR), and electracoustical (OAE) tests. Tests of central auditory function, controversial issues in audition.
 

BBSQ 5130 Assessment and intervention in dysphagia

Prerequisite: BBSQ 4031 or equivalent, previous course addressing neurological bases of communication/upper airway dysfunction. This class examines clinical practice in swallowing and feeding disorders in children and adults. Normal and abnormal development and mature function assessment and treatment.

BBSQ 5131 Dysphagia Clinic

This clinical course aims to offer hands-on experience in the development and implementation of assessment and intervention plans for adults with swallowing disorders. Students will participate in detailed discussion about each patient’s case history, and under supervision by the Professor, they will complete a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan. Discussion of each patient’s progress and short case-study presentations will complete this comprehensive clinical course.

BBSQ 5210 Practicum in school speech-language pathology

Assessment and Intervention planning and implementation for school age clients across the full range of disabilities.  Practice in speech and language pathology at related field facilities.  Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the M.S. degree are completed.

BBSQ 5211 Practicum in school speech-language pathology (Spring)

Assessment and Intervention planning and implementation for school age clients across the full range of disabilities.  Practice in speech and language pathology at related field facilities.  Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the M.S. degree are completed.

BBSQ 5212 Practicum in school speech-language pathology (Summer)

Participation and student teaching in a school remedial speech and hearing program: survey, organization, remedial procedures. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5312 Diagnostic methods and practice in speech-language pathology

Prerequisite: BBSQ 5111 Assessment and evaluation.  Assessment planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities and across the lifespan.  Methods of assessing native English speakers and culturally and linguistically diverse clients. 

BBSQ 5315 Therapy Practicum: Regular Clinic (Summer A)

Assessment and intervention planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities

and across the lifespan. Practice in speech and language pathology at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for

Communication Disorders and at related field facilities.  Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the

M.S. degree are completed.

BBSQ 5316 Field Practicum (Summer B)

Assessment and intervention planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities

and across the lifespan. Practice in speech and language pathology at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for

Communication Disorders and at related field facilities.  Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the

M.S. degree are completed.

BBSQ 5331 Therapy Practicum

This course is designed to present specialized knowledge relevant to the understanding of speech communication.  Through text, lecture, and a variety of multi-media sources, students will be introduced to the theoretic basis of how speech sounds are produced and perceived in human languages.  In addition, this course will assist students in developing the clinical ability to discriminate the sounds used in Standard American English and how these sounds are represented symbolically according to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

BBSQ 5332 Therapy Practicum: Regular clinic

Assessment and intervention planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities and across the lifespan. Observation and practice in speech and language pathology at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders and at related field facilities.  Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the M.S. degree are completed. 

BBSQ 5333 Therapy Practicum: Laboratory methods and instrumentation in clinical practice
Instruction and practice in acoustic and physiologic measures related to voice, articulation, and fluency disorders. Majors must enroll for one term. Special fee: $150.
BBSQ 5335 Therapy Practicum: Infant evaluation clinic

Observation and participation in the evaluation of pre-speech and feeding behaviors in at-risk infants and in the development of individualized management programs. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5336 Therapy Practicum: Stuttering clinic

Prerequisite: BBSQ 5114 Stuttering or equivalent. Observation and discussion of assessment, remediation, and prevention of fluency disorders. Special fee $150.

BBSQ 5337 Practicum transcultural speech-language pathology

This practicum is required for all students traveling to Bolivia or Ghana for the International Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology.

BBSQ 5343 Hearing measurement

Practice in hearing screening, audiological evaluation, and aural rehabilitation issues across the lifespan. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5501 Transcultural seminar

This seminar is required for all students who travel to Bolivia for the International Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology.

BBSQ 5502 Transcultural seminar

This seminar is required for all students who travel to Ghana for the International Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology. 

BBSQ 5815 Pediatric dysphagia, birth to 21

The course will cover dysphagia across pediatric ages, birth to 21, and as it is evaluated and treated in four pediatric settings--the neonatal intensive care unit, early intervention, pre-schools, and schools. This course cannot be used as a replacement for the program requirement, BBSQ 5130, Dysphagia Assessment and Management. It is a good elective for students interested in pediatrics, those who will be working in school settings, and those interested particularly in dysphagia.

BBSQ 5820 Bilingual SLP Extension Institute

The Bilingual SLP Extension Institute is for non-matriculated students who are speech-language-pathologists or holders of the NYSED Teachers of Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) or the Teachers of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH).  It is comprised of two 3-credit courses that meet the academic and clinical requirements of the NYSED bilingual extension certificate.  All students receive an "Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology."  Students acquire the knowledge and skills to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services for all students with a focus on dual language learners.  The institute is available both online and in-person.

BBSQ 5940 Evaluating research in speech-language pathology and audiology

Evaluation of research methods and the interpretation of research leading to evidence-based practice approaches. 

BBSQ 5941 Research needs and methods in speech-language pathology and audiology

 Rotation in lab conducting complementary research, to result in a product (manuscript, measure,

presentation). Taught by core doctoral faculty.

BBSQ 6351 Advanced practice: Clinical

Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6352 Advanced practice: Supervision

Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6353 Advanced practice: Teaching

This course covers the teaching requirement for doctoral students. For this requirement, doctoral students take full or partial responsibility for teaching a course at Teachers College or elsewhere. They design or redesign the class syllabus and assignments and develop and teach at least half of the class sessions under the guidance of a faculty member.

BBSQ 6354 Advanced practice: Laboratory

Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6355 Advanced practice: Administration

Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6514 Language: Brain, biology and language acquisition

For doctoral candidates and advanced master's degree students in speech-language pathology. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in at least three sections of seminars in the BBSQ 6513-6517 series. Seminars involve intensive study and analysis of current research and issues in the particular topics.

BBSQ 6516 Seminar on Fluency and its disorders

For doctoral candidates and advanced master's degree students in speech-language pathology. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in at least three sections of seminars in the BBSQ 6513-6517 series. Seminars involve intensive study and analysis of current research and issues in the particular topics.

BBSQ 6517 Neuropathology of speech

Prerequisite: BBSQ 4031 or equivalent, BBSQ 4030 or equivalent, and previous course addressing neurological bases of speech. The purpose of this course is to provide a detailed study of acquired and progressive disorders of the motor speech system. We will explore motor speech disorders from neurological, theoretical and clinical perspectives. For doctoral students, the course will also address the development of their dissertation study (literature review, research questions, design). Doctoral students must ask for permission from instructor to be in the course.

BBSQ 6900 Rsch Indp Stdy-Lng-Sp Path-Aud
Rsch Indp Stdy-Lng-Sp Path-Aud
BBSQ 6940 Supervised research in speech-language pathology and audiology

Prerequisite: BBSQ 5941 Research methods. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in their advisor's section for both semesters. Opportunity to design and conduct pilot studies and projects.

BBSQ 6941 Supervised research in speech-language pathology and audiology

Prerequisite: BBSQ 5941 Research methods. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in their advisor's section for both semesters. Opportunity to design and conduct pilot studies and projects.

BBSQ 7500 Dissertation seminar in speech-language pathology and audiology

Prerequisite BBSQ 6941 Supervised research. Development of doctoral dissertations and projects and presentation of plans for approval. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll for one year and must begin the sequence in the fall term immediately following completion of BBSQ 6941.

BBSQ 8900 Dissertation-advisement in speech-language pathology and audiology

Prerequisite: BBSQ 7500 Dissertation seminar.  Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

BBSR 4001 Qualitative Research Methods in Biobehavioral Sciences

The course provides students with techniques and strategies for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data from a qualitative perspective. Students will be able to consider various research issues when working with different populations in various contexts, such as schools, clinical settings, health contexts, families, communities, or other organizations.

BBSR 4002 Visual Methods and Education

This seminar-style course has been designed to help students develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the theorymethodology, and foundation ofqualitative visual research methods in an applied context.

BBSR 4005 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.
BBSR 4050 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.
BBSR 4054 Human Anatomy and Physiology

This is an introductory survey course of the anatomy of major organ systems and their physiology. Suitable for a wide variety of professionals in fields that involve science, movement sciences, kinesiology, nursing, health, nutrition, and the arts.

BBSR 4060 Motor learning
Study of factors relating to the acquisition and performance of motor skills. Includes review and analysis of appropriate research findings.
BBSR 4070 Introduction to the psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the psychological and social processes in exercise, sport, and physical activity. The focus is on the key theoretical psychosocial principles that are well known to govern exercise and sport behavior, including the physical, affective, and cognitive aspects. The course explores theoretical, methodological, and applied approaches to a variety of topics including stress, cognition, mood, emotion, perceptions of the self, mental illness, exercise adherence, drug use and addiction, self-regulation and self-control, motivation, goal setting, arousal and performance, group dynamics, coaching, and burnout.

BBSR 4090 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.
BBSR 4095 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).
BBSR 4151 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.
BBSR 4161 Motor learning laboratory
An introduction to qualitative and quantitative analysis of movement and action during acquisition of functional skills. Corequisite: BBSR 4060.
BBSR 4700 Student teaching in physical education
Student teaching in both elementary and secondary schools for a full semester. Includes a required seminar.
BBSR 4861 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.
BBSR 4900 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.

BBSR 5028 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.
BBSR 5040 Curriculum designs in physical education
Review of existing curriculum designs, traditional and new. Systematic development of curriculum plans.
BBSR 5041 Analysis of teaching in physical education
An analysis of the decisions and actions of teachers in relation to their role as director of learning. Includes experiences in executing and analyzing teaching skills.
BBSR 5043 Administration of physical education and athletics
For prospective and in-service administrators. Preparation for carrying out administrative functions related to program planning, scheduling, budgeting, equipment and facilities, safety and liability, staff development, community relations, and others.
BBSR 5050 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.
BBSR 5055 Bases of motor control systems
Study of control processes subserving the coordination of movement.
BBSR 5094 Applied Physiology II

This course compromises a thorough discussion of the physiological bases of exercise and the effects of exercise on the major physiological systems. An important recurring theme will be the "physiological extremes" illustrated by the severely-diseased vs. athletically-elite states. Pre-req BBSR 4095

BBSR 5095 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.
BBSR 5096 Advanced Exercise and Physical Activity Prescription for Health

This blended online and in-person course will review the scientific literature on exercise prescription for physical activity and exercise in people with chronic diseases, conditions such as pregnancy, and in special populations such as older adults and people with disabilities. Through readings and discussion of recent scientific and clinical literature, students will become familiar with the current recommendations for exercise prescription and the application of these recommendations to individuals with complex conditions. The translation of the science to practice will be a focus of this course.

BBSR 5101 Scientific Basis of Exercise for Weight Management

Obesity is a problem of energy balance: caloric intake versus expenditure. In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of the role of exercise and physical activity in weight management. This course will discuss the practice and science of using exercise and physical activity for the purpose of managing and maintaining body weight, particularly as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary program. Sometimes, gaining weight is needed (or desired); therefore, there will be some emphasis on gaining lean mass. It is also important to note that exercise is extremely beneficial for health, even when no weight is lost.

BBSR 5120 Critical Issues in Physical Culture

This course broadly looks at socio-historical and educational issues of social justice in sports, exercise, fitness, and physical education. It offers a sociological, pedagogical, and critical inquiry into the study of human movement.

BBSR 5151 Introduction to the analysis of biomechanical signals

Introduction to MATLAB programming with a focus on variables, conditional statements, loops, data visualization, basic algorithm development, and Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). Concepts and techniques used in the analysis of biomechanical/biological signals will be applied to kinematic/physiological data (e.g., electromyographic, kinetic, accelerometer, heart rate data, etc.) using MATLAB. Applications of MATLAB extend to the analysis of all types of quantitative data. Thus, students with data from other sources are welcome to use their own data for course assignments. Interactive lectures and weekly labs are intended for students across disciplines to develop the skills required to use MATLAB in their own research.

BBSR 5194 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.
BBSR 5195 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.
BBSR 5200 Fieldwork in movement science and education
Permission required. For advanced students prepared to investigate problems.
BBSR 5240 Fieldwork in curriculum and teaching in physical education
Field projects in program evaluation, curriculum development, analysis of teaching, and the application of teaching strategies.
BBSR 5251 Fieldwork seminar in motor learning and motor control
Applications of theory/research to therapeutic or educational practice for students in field-based settings.
BBSR 5504 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.
BBSR 5543 Seminar in physical education
Examination of current issues in curriculum and teaching in physical education relative to diverse student populations and associations with other disciplines. Advanced students prepare and present integrative papers.
BBSR 5582 Research design in movement science and education
Basic concepts of research design and statistical analysis. Students learn to interpret articles and design projects.
BBSR 5595 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.
BBSR 6201 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.
BBSR 6540 Research seminar in curriculum and teaching in physical education
Examines research problems and methodologies in curriculum and teaching in physical education.
BBSR 6563 Neuromotor processes seminar
Offered in conjunction with review and analysis of research related to conference topic.
BBSR 6564 Advanced topics in neuromotor processes
Topic changes annually.
BBSR 6571 Research seminar in the psychosocial aspects of human movement
Faculty. Examines research topics, problems, design, and methodologies in the psychosocial study of human movement.
BBSR 6900 Supervised independent research in movement science and education
Permission required. For advanced students who wish to conduct research under faculty guidance.
BBSR 7500 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.
BBSR 8900 Dissertation advisement in movement science and education

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.