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.
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.
This seminar-style course has been designed to help students develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the theory, methodology, and foundation ofqualitative visual research methods in an applied context.
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.
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: $100.
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.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with principles associated with the acquisition and motor control of functional movement skills. Principles and theories will provide the student with selected concepts of skill development and a framework for their application in clinical practice, coaching and teaching.
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.
Constructivist pedagogies in Physical Education
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.
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).
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: $100.
An introduction to qualitative and quantitative analysis of movement and action during acquisition of functional skills. Course fee $100. Corequisite: BBSR 4060.
Student teaching in both elementary and secondary schools for a full semester. Includes a required seminar.
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.
Review and analysis of theoretical models and experimental research related to development and performance of motor skills throughout the lifespan.
Review of existing curriculum designs, traditional and new. Systematic development of curriculum plans.
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.
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.
Study of control processes subserving the coordination of movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The discussion and practice of techniques for collection and analysis of physiologic data (e.g., cardiorespiratory, body composition, muscular fitness) use in the practice of exercise physiology.
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.
Permission required. For advanced students prepared to investigate problems.
Applications of theory/research to therapeutic or educational practice for students in field-based settings.
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.
Examination of current issues in curriculum and teaching in physical education relative to diverse student populations and associations with other disciplines.
Basic concepts of research design and statistical analysis. Students learn to interpret articles and design projects.
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.
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.
Permission required. For advanced students who wish to conduct research under faculty guidance.
Permission required. Candidate develops proposal for doctoral dissertation in consultation with advisor. Seminar convenes only on days when candidates present proposals for approval.
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.