Master of Science in Kinesiology Non-Thesis Track
Preventive practices are gaining favor over the traditional treatment approach to health care in the United States. Preventive strategies not only improve overall health and quality of life but are much more cost effective than the treatment required for diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle. With the growing awareness of the role that exercise plays not only in improving athletic performance, but in promoting wellness and preventing disease, the role of the exercise specialist or personal trainer will rise in prominence as a career of choice.
Required Classes (18 credits)
P: ANAT-A 215 or equivalent; PHYS-P 201 recommended. Newtonian mechanics applied to human movement. Analysis of sports techniques.
P: PHYS-P 215 or equivalent. A study of physiological changes that occur with exercise. Emphasis on cardiorespiratory, muscular, and biochemical adaptations to training, and how these adaptations affect human performance. Physiological principles are applied to athletic training, adult fitness, weight regulation, and physical therapy.
An overview of neural mechanisms underlying motor control. Includes applications of neurophysiological principles to human motor performance.
Health fitness laboratory evaluation for exercise prescription for apparently healthy adults. Modification of prescription for metabolic and immune diseases. Topics include disease etiology, pathophysiology, exercise intervention, clinical management and exercise prescription for hyperlipidemia, obesity, diabetes, stage renal disease, cancer, AIDS and organ transplantation.
The course objectives are: 1) to introduce graduate students to the use of research as the basis for generating knowledge in areas related to health, kinesiology and recreation; 2) to introduce students to the importance of research and to give students practice with tools and tasks of research; 3) to introduce students to quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; 4) to assist students in the development of skills in reading, conducting and understanding research; and 5) to assist students in the development of an understanding of the conceptual foundations of research from which they will be able to: a) critically review and evaluate research, and b) pursue greater understanding of more technical aspects of research through advanced course work in research methodology and statistics.
Elementary and essential statistical and graphical techniques for analysis and interpretation of data; practice with actual data.
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Prerequisite: Concepts of Biology I (K101), Concepts of Biology II (K103), or Embryology (K331), or equivalent. Enrollment requires consent of instructor. This gross anatomy lecture and laboratory course provides an introduction to the concepts, terminology and basic structure of the human body. Dissection of the body uses a regional approach. Emphasis on providing fundamental knowledge of the structure/function of major organ systems, musculoskeletal system, peripheral nervous system and vascular supply to the trunk, head and neck, limbs, and back. Shew
Offered each fall term, the GRDM G504 course satisfies the didactic portion of the NIH requirement for responsible conduct of research training. The course covers historical development of concern with ethics in science as well as practical information needed by students working in science today. Featuring both lecture and discussion components, this course is team-taught by faculty members of the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP) of the Indiana CTSI. Students have the option of taking the course for either two or three credits.
P: One semester of introductory biology. Offered odd years. An introduction to basic bone biology, including bone morphology, composition, and physiology; cell biology of bone cells; measurement techniques; adaption to the mechanical and metabolic environments; regulatory factors and mineral homeostasis; and growth and development.
The Grantsmanship course is designed to teach graduate students how to write an NIH application and to provide information on the review process. Students will complete an NIH, RO3 application by the end of the semester. All students will participate in a mock IRG-style review of each application at the end of the course. Class Notes: This class will meet in MS B15. Add Consent: Department Consent Required.
This course focuses on the role of health behaviors such as eating nutritious foods, exercising, and avoiding unhealthy habits, in health promotion and disease prevention. A principal concentration will be on health promotion within disabling conditions.
Selected topics in physical education.
Addresses theoretical and empirical aspects of topics including exercise and mental health, anxiety and sport performance, "personology" and sport, overtraining, exercise adherence, and perceived exertion.
Injury and pathology of the human locomotive system affects our well-being and independence. Lectures, discussions and laboratory work on the mechanics of human locomotion will focus on the understanding of the complex processes involved in able-bodied and pathological gaits. Case studies are used to link observable/measurable behavior to pathology and injury.
An integrative analysis of the physiological, psychological and biomechanical principles, mechanisms and phenomena underlying the acquisition of the capacities and abilities required for high-level physical performance.
An overview of neural mechanisms underlying motor control. Application of neurophysiological principles to human motor performance.
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A study of problems as they relate to philosophy, procedures, and practices in adapted physical education.
Provides an overview of the role of physical activity in the prevention of disease and disability. Explores the health-related consequences of inactivity and discusses interventions designed to increase physical activity within populations. The course will focus on obesity and it's health-related consequences.
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Physiology, assessment techniques and interpretation of basic cardiac rhythm, 12 lead EKG and adjunctive imaging techniques in clinical exercise testing. Introduction to basic cardiac pharmacology.
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Theory of measurement in physical education, selection and administration of appropriate tests, and interpretation of results by statistical procedures. Project required to apply theory taught.
P: Graduate GPA of at least 3.0. Guided readings for broadening information about and understanding of the profession. Can be repeated.
P: Graduate GPA of at least 3.0. Independent research conducted under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. Can be repeated.
Theory of advanced statistical techniques; practical applications with actual data.
P: Graduate standing, undergraduate course in biological sciences or consent of instructor. This course applies the principles of physiology, chemistry, and biology to describe the role of nutrition and exercise in wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. This class is taught online.
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