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Graduate Catalog 2005-2006
     Note: This Catalog was published in July 2005 and supersedes the 2004-2006 Catalog.      
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Department of Kinesiology

department web page: www.uta.edu/coed/kinesiology/
department contact: kinesiology@uta.edu
graduate web page: www.uta.edu/coed/kinesiology/ms/
graduate contact: ricard@uta.edu

Chair

John Buckwalter
112 Physical Education
817.272.3288
buckwalter@uta.edu

Courses: KINE | Distance Learning Option

Graduate Advisor

Barry C. McKeown
112 Physical Education, 817.272.3288

Graduate Faculty

Professor

McKeown

Associate Professors

Beckham, Everhart, Fincher

Assistant Professors

Ables, Cramer, Trowbridge, Wilson

For specific information regarding graduate study in the Department of Kinesiology, please contact the Graduate Advisor at 817.272.3288 or by e-mail at kinegradcoord@uta.edu.

Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise

Objective

The program of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Physiology of Exercise is designed to accomplish two major objectives:

Current departmental faculty members have been academically trained in, and are actively publishing in the areas of physiology of exercise and the general areas of allied health sciences. The ongoing research in these areas provides the primary focus for the M.S. program. Program graduates will be well prepared to work as researchers in exercise physiology laboratories and to enroll in doctoral programs in this content area.

Students are encouraged to present their research at state and national meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The M.S. degree combined with supervised clinical experience will assist students in their preparation for ACSM's Exercise Specialist examination.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission

Probationary Admission

Applicants failing to meet the unconditional admission GRE criteria or having a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission in which case the following additional criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:

Applicants admitted on probation will be required to maintain a B or better average during their first 12 hours of graduate study.

A Graduate Advisor within the Department of Kinesiology will review transcripts of prospective students to determine what prerequisites are needed prior to enrollment in courses within the proposed program. If deficiencies are identified, a pre-program of study designed to prepare the student for graduate course prerequisites will be written and signed by the prospective student and the Graduate Advisor.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available through the Department of Kinesiology. Application forms are available through the departmental web page or by calling the Department of Kinesiology. Assistantships are contingent upon admission to the M.S. program and academic background.

College of Education Dean's Master's Fellowships

When available, the Dean of the College of Education periodically offers a limited number of graduate fellowships for first-time master's students at The University of Texas at Arlington who meet all of the criteria for that specific fellowship. One criterion is that students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate school. For more information on the fellowship, go to the College of Education Web site at www.uta.edu/coed/scholarships.

Degree Requirements

All students accepted into the Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise program will take a core of 24-semester hours including the Physiology of Exercise core and research courses. In addition, all students are required to complete six semester hours of approved electives. The student will complete their M.S. program with six credit hours of thesis work.

Courses


The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; completing course requirements in a later semester cannot change it. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.

An incomplete grade (the grade of X) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded X. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an X, the student must complete the course requirements. Enrolling again in the course in which an X was earned cannot change a grade of X. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.

Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour thesis courses and nine-hour dissertation courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)

Courses in Kinesiology (KINE)

KINE 5125. IMMUNOLOGY (1-0)
This course will include a brief review of the immune system and factors that affect immune function with emphasis on the effect of exercise and stress on muscle and overall immune function. The effect of nutrition and over-training on the immune system and associated syndromes/diseases will also be presented.
Prerequisite: KINE 5320.

KINE 5190. Special Topics in Kinesiology In-depth study of selected topics in physical education and exercise science. May be repeated when topics vary. consent of instructor.

KINE 5191. INTERNSHIP IN CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILATION The student will complete 400 internship hours in an approved Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation setting. The student may take two semesters of KINE 5191 at 200 hours each. The student will be involved in patient/client assessment, training, rehabilitation, risk factor identification and lifestyle management services provided for individuals with or at risk for cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases. In addition the student will observe common cardiac surgeries and diagnostic procedures to better understand the pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic disease.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: Prerequisites include CPR/AED certification, proof of sufficient professional liability insurance, KINE 5320, 5326, 5327, 5336, 5338 and permission of the Graduate Advisor.

KINE 5192. INTERNSHIP IN GRADED EXERCISE TESTING FOR HIGH RISK POPULATIONS The student will complete 200 hours of graded exercise testing in an approved hospital or outpatient clinical setting which conducts exercise tests for high risk populations, including clients with suspected cardiopulmonary and metabolic diseases. The student will be exposed to noninvasive (echocardiography and graded exercise testing) and invasive methods used to diagnose cardiopulmonary and metabolic disease, including procedures conducted in cath and nuclear testing laboratories.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: Prerequisites include CPR certification, proof of sufficient professional liability insurance, KINE 5320, 5326, 5327, 5336, 5338 and permission of the Graduate Advisor.

KINE 5193. PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP Individualized academic training in an external professional exercise physiology setting (e.g., physical medicine, athletic training, external laboratory, health/fitness facility, professional teams or sports management) under the direct supervision of an exercise science professional.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: CPR/AED certification, proof of sufficient professional liability insurance, 18 hours of KINE coursework and approval of the Graduate Advisor.

KINE 5194. Research in Kinesiology Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE 5195. INTERNSHIP IN GRADED EXERCISE TESTING FOR HIGH RISK POPULATIONS The student will complete 200 hours of graded exercise testing in an approved hospital or outpatient clinical setting which conducts exercise tests for high risk populations, including clients with suspected cardiopulmonary and metabolic diseases. The student will be exposed to noninvasive (echocardiography and graded exercise testing) and invasive methods used to diagnose cardiopulmonary and metabolic disease, including procedures conducted in cath and nuclear testing laboratories.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: Prerequisites include CPR certification, proof of sufficient professional liability insurance, KINE 5320, 5326, 5327, 5336, 5338 and permission of the Graduate Advisor.

KINE 5230. Body Composition (2-3)
Lecture and laboratory sessions will investigate component models, anthropometry, morphological considerations, obesity and techniques for assessing body composition.
Prerequisite: KINE 5320 or concurrent enrollment.

KINE 5290. Special Topics in Kinesiology In-depth study of selected topics in physical education and exercise science. May be repeated when topics vary. consent of instructor.

KINE 5291. INTERNSHIP IN CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILATION The student will complete 400 internship hours in an approved Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation setting. The student may take two semesters of KINE 5191 at 200 hours each. The student will be involved in patient/client assessment, training, rehabilitation, risk factor identification and lifestyle management services provided for individuals with or at risk for cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases. In addition the student will observe common cardiac surgeries and diagnostic procedures to better understand the pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic disease.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: Prerequisites include CPR/AED certification, proof of sufficient professional liability insurance, KINE 5320, 5326, 5327, 5336, 5338 and permission of the Graduate Advisor.

KINE 5293. PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP Individualized academic training in an external professional exercise physiology setting (e.g., physical medicine, athletic training, external laboratory, health/fitness facility, professional teams or sports management) under the direct supervision of an exercise science professional.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: CPR/AED certification, proof of sufficient professional liability insurance, 18 hours of KINE coursework and approval of the Graduate Advisor.

KINE 5294. Research in Kinesiology Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE 5300. Research Methods in Kinesiology (3-0)
This course is an overview of concepts and procedures necessary for designing, conducting, and analyzing research in Kinesiology from multiple research paradigms. The course will focus on the steps involved in the administration of a research project, including literature review, design, data collection and analysis.

KINE 5305. Applied Statistical Principles in Kinesiology (3-0)
The course covers descriptive statistics, elementary probability, one- and two-population mean and variance comparisons, ANOVA, simple linear regression, and correlations. In addition, more advanced principles in parametric and non-parametric statistics will be emphasized.

KINE 5320. Advanced Physiology of Exercise (2-3)
Lecture and laboratory sessions are designed to investigate concepts of energy metabolism, lactate production and accumulation, energy expenditure, excess post exercise oxygen consumption, cardiovascular and temperature regulation, neuromuscular control, aerobic and anaerobic adaptations and ergonomics.

KINE 5322. Metabolism (2-3)
This course will address the regulation of fat and carbohydrate metabolism at rest and during exercise, cellular respiration, energy transfer, and energy systems. Calorimetry, respiratory exchange ratio, and substrate utilization during exercise will be assessed as part of the laboratory section of this course.
Prerequisite: KINE 5320.

KINE 5326. Cardiocirculatory Physiology of Exercise (2-3)
The structure and function of the cardiovascular and circulatory system will be studied, as well as, cardiac control, the cardiac cycle, cardiac output, hemodynamics, vascular resistance, arterial-venous oxygen difference and oxygen delivery and consumption. Heat production and thermal control during exercise will also be addressed in lecture and laboratory sessions.
Prerequisite: KINE 5320.

KINE 5327. Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise (2-3)
Examines the structure and function of the pulmonary system including mechanics of breathing, lung capacity tests, pulmonary circulation, lung diseases, gas exchange, ventilation, diffusing capacity, acid/base balance, neural and chemical regulation of breathing, and blood flow with respect to rest and exercise values in healthy and diseased populations.
Prerequisite: KINE 5320.

KINE 5328. Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise (2-3)
The structure and function of muscle, including the motor unit, control and integration, central and peripheral modifiers of neuromuscular control and biochemical characteristics of fibers will be studied. These concepts will also be applied to concepts in strength and power development.
Prerequisite: KINE 5320.

KINE 5335. Graded Exercise Testing and Prescription (2-3)
The knowledge and skills necessary for assessment of health history and appraisal, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, cardiovascular fitness and function will be acquired in lecture and laboratory sessions. Various test modalities and protocols will be discussed for health and diseased populations.
Prerequisite: KINE 5320.

KINE 5336. ECG INTERPRETATION (3-0)
Principles of electrocardiography will be explored, with emphasis on interpretation of resting and stress ECGs. Interpretation of dynamic rhythm strips will prepare students to work in cardiac rehabilitation and other allied health professions.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: KINE 5320 or concurrent enrollment and permission of instructor.

KINE 5338. EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS (2-3)
This course will discuss the pathophysiology of cardiovascular, metabolic and pulmonary diseases. Methods of exercise prescription and issues of concern will also be presented for these populations, as well as, low back pain, pregnancy, osteoporosis, cancer, anorexia and bulimia, children, adolescents, teens, older adults, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Practical application of leadership skills and hands-on instruction will be addressed in the laboratory portion of this course.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: Current CPR/AED certification, KINE 5320 or permission of instructor.

KINE 5345. Nutrition in Health and Fitness (3-0)
This course will examine the relationship between diet and development and treatment of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer. Research on clinical, epidemiological, animal, and lab studies will be examined, as appropriate. Benefits and side effects associated with sports supplements and ergogenic aids will be discussed.

KINE 5350. Applied Biomechanics (3-0)
Students will investigate the application of biomechanical principles to human motor skill performance in sport and exercise settings. Emphasis will be placed on motor skill instruction as well as characteristics of skilled performance.

KINE 5389. RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION The student will collect scientific data in the Physiology of Exercise laboratories or in a work-related environment under the supervision of a faculty member. The student will analyze the data, write a manuscript, and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. This course must be taken in the final semester of graduate work and requires approval of the Graduate Advisor
Graded F,P

KINE 5390. Special Topics in Kinesiology In-depth study of selected topics in physical education and exercise science. May be repeated when topics vary. consent of instructor.

KINE 5393. PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP Individualized academic training in an external professional exercise physiology setting(e.g., physical medicine, athletic training, external laboratory, health/fitness facility, professional teams or sports management) under the direct supervision of an exercise science professional.
Graded A,B,C,D,F,W
Prerequisite: CPR/AED certification, proof of sufficient professional liability insurance, 18 hours of KINE coursework and approval of the Graduate Advisor.

KINE 5394. Research in Kinesiology Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE 5398. Thesis

KINE 5694. Research in Kinesiology Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE 5698. Thesis

KINE 5994. Research in Kinesiology Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

Other Graduate Course Information

In addition to the Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise, the Department of Kinesiology allows students to enroll in approved special topics courses to fulfill course requirements for other degree programs such as the UT TeleCampus graduate programs in Kinesiology, Nursing, Biomedical Engineering and the Master of Education in Teaching within the College of Education at U.T. Arlington.

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