Exercise Sciences Courses

A course listed in the Graduate Catalog does not guarantee it will be taught in a specific semester or academic year.
EXSC
501
Sports Medicine Pathology and Pharmacology.
3
Sports medicine pathologies and related pharmacology for a variety of sports medicine/allied health care professions.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 320, PDBio 305; or equivalents.
EXSC
560
Orthopaedic Pathomechanics.
2
Advanced analysis of neuromusculoskeletal deformities and/or injuries. Therapeutic exercise and the use of orthoses.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 460 or equivalent.
EXSC
625
R
Joint Mobilization and Manual Therapy.
2
The history, theory, evidence-based research, and application of joint mobilization of the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist joints; and positional release therapy.
EXSC
625
R
Strength Rehabilitation.
2
Overview of different strength rehabilitation methods (and their history); examining their theoretical background and actual practice. Enhancing skills of critically reviewing literature.
EXSC
625
R
Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization.
2
EXSC
625
R
Neural Basis of Rehabilitation.
2
EXSC
625
R
Tissue Response to Injury.
2
Students will gain a detailed understanding of the physiologic basis of musculoskeletal tissue injury. The class will focus on the process of inflammation and on skeletal muscle, tendon, ligament, bone and cartilage response to injury.
Prerequisites: 
ATC, PT, or instructor's consent.
EXSC
625
R
Functional Testing and Exercise.
2
EXSC
625
R
Electrotherapy, Ultrasound, and Diathermy.
2
The history, theory, evidence-based research and application of several therapeutic modalities used in athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Topics include: deep heating modalities (ultrasound and diathermy); electrotherapy (TENS, IFC, NMES, PENS, HVPC, iontophoresis).
EXSC
625
R
Cryotherapy.
2
EXSC
625
R
Clinical and Educational Administration.
2
EXSC
625
R
Diagnostic Testing.
2
Students will gain an understanding of the use and purpose of clinical research modalities available for research in Exercise Sciences (i.e., EMG, ultrasound/Doppler, nerve conduction velocity, sensory testing, muscle stimulation/TENS, Isothermix temperature measures, etc.).
Prerequisites: 
ATC, PT, or instructor's consent.
EXSC
625
R
Advanced Topics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
2
Topics will be rotated and may include: electrotherapy, ultrasound, and diathermy; cryotherapy; orthotics; clinical and educational administration; functional testing and exercise; neural basis of rehabilitation; strength rehabilitation; joint mobilization and manual therapy; spinal manipulation and mobilization.
Prerequisites: 
ATC, PT, or instructor's consent.
EXSC
629
R
Athletic Training Practicum.
1-6
Academic and practical application of athletic training skills in the training room setting.
EXSC
630
Research Methods in Exercise Sciences.
3
Understanding, designing, and conducting research, including analysis of data using common statistical techniques.
Prerequisites: 
STAT 511
EXSC
640
Physical Activity and Health.
3
Role of physical activity and fitness in the prevention and reversal of disease, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, etc., and in the promotion of health.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 463, 464; or equivalents.
EXSC
661
Advanced Worksite Wellness.
3
Management for effectively designing, marketing, implementing, and administering health promotion programs.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 455 or equivalent.
EXSC
662
Mechanical Analysis of Activities.
2
Analysis of human movement and sport activities using kinematic and kinetic descriptions and models of motion based on three-dimensional video and force plate techniques.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 362 or equivalent.
EXSC
663
Research Techniques in Biomechanics of Sport.
2
Theory and practice of research techniques in biomechanics: statics, dynamics, body segment parameters, photo instrumentation, electronic instrumentation, digital computer techniques, literature sources, and laboratory fundamentals.
Prerequisites: 
EXSC 662; ExSc 362 or equivalent.
EXSC
666
Exercise Physiology.
3
Adjustments made by the body to accommodate physical activity.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 363 or equivalent.
EXSC
667
Laboratory Methods and Procedures.
2
Basic techniques and procedures used in human performance laboratories.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 363 or equivalent; 666 or concurrent registration.
EXSC
668
Orthopaedic Anatomy.
4
Investigating orthopaedic anatomy. Students dissect cadavers.
Prerequisites: 
PDBio 220, ExSc 390; or equivalents.
EXSC
669
Exercise Testing and Prescription.
2
Exercise testing and interpretation. Exercise prescription for healthy children and adults, athletes, and various clinical and special populations.
EXSC
671
Advanced Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention.
3
Managing health risks, particularly those relating to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 387 or equivalent.
EXSC
673
Advanced Obesity and Weight Management.
3
Etiology, treatment, and prevention of obesity in various populations, emphasizing the role of exercise in weight control programs.
Prerequisites: 
ExSc 480 or equivalent.
EXSC
688
R
Health Promotion Practicum.
1-9
EXSC
691
Seminar.
1
Orientation to graduate work in the exercise sciences.
EXSC
693
R
Readings Seminar.
1
Searching, critiquing, and interpreting scientific literature with goal of conducting scientific research.
EXSC
699
R
Master's Thesis.
1-9
EXSC
751
Doctoral Seminar: Professional and Scholarly Writing.
1
EXSC
753
Doctoral Seminar: Research and Grantsmanship.
1
EXSC
766
Advanced Exercise Physiology: Cardiopulmonary.
3
Cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, assessments, responses to exercise, and interventions.
Prerequisites: 
EXSC 666 & EXSC 667
EXSC
769
Advanced Exercise Physiology: Skeletal Muscle.
3
Effects of acute and chronic exercise on anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of skeletal muscle.
Prerequisites: 
EXSC 666; Chem 481 or equivalent.
EXSC
797
R
Individual Research and Study in Exercise Sciences.
1-9
Prerequisites: 
Undergraduate major in exercise sciences; matriculation for graduate study in the department.
EXSC
799
R
Doctoral Dissertation.
1-18
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