The University of Texas at Arlington: Graduate Catalog 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog 2007-2008
Note: This Catalog was published in July 2007 and supersedes the 2006-2007 Catalog.

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

Mark D. Ricard
220 ACT, 817.272.0764
ricard@uta.edu

Graduate Faculty

Professor

McKeown

Associate Professors

Fincher, Ricard, Wilson

Assistant Professors

Ables, Blevins, Trowbridge, Upton

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 following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The M.S. degree combined with supervised clinical experience will assist students in their preparation for national certification exams.

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 Research Assistantships (GRAs) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) 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.

For 2005-2006, graduate assistant salaries are $9,000 for first year students and $10,000 for second year students. Highly qualified students typically receive the Graduate Dean Master’s Degree Fellowship, which awards the student with an additional $1,000 per academic year. GRAs and GTAs are responsible to pay for tuition and fees. Both in- and out-of-state graduate assistants pay in-state tuition. UTA’s tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Graduate students can obtain an estimate of the cost of tuition and fees by viewing the UTA Office of Finance and Administration website.

The opportunity to teach summer classes exists, but summer support is not guaranteed. A benefits package that includes medical, life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance is also provided. At the present time, half of the cost of these benefits is paid by the state; coverage begins 90 days after the first day of employment. Optional vision and dental insurance is available for a small fee.

The GTA Committee will begin consideration of applications on February 1. Assistantships are contingent upon prior acceptance to The Graduate School, but we will consider your application while admission is pending. We will continue to review applications until all positions are filled. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Mark D. Ricard, at ricard@uta.edu or at 817-272-0764.

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 complete 36 hours of coursework consisting of 21-24 semester hours Physiology of Exercise core and research courses. Students then have the option of selecting one of the following Exercise Physiology tracks: Thesis Research Track, Non-Thesis Health/Fitness Track or Non-Thesis Clinical Track. Each Exercise Physiology track culminates with either a 6 hour master’s thesis or a 3 hour research manuscript. Detailed information about each plan of work is available on the Kinesiology Department website: www.uta.edu/coed/kinesiology/ms

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 I) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded I. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an I, the student must complete the course requirements. Enrolling again in the course in which an I was earned cannot change a grade of I. 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 dissertation courses and nine-hour thesis 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)

KINE5125 - 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.

KINE5190 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY (1 - 0)
In-depth study of selected topics in physical education and exercise science. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

KINE5191 - INTERNSHIP IN CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILATION (1 - 0)
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.

KINE5192 - INTERNSHIP IN GRADED EXERCISE TESTING FOR HIGH RISK POPULATIONS (1 - 0)
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.

KINE5193 - PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP (1 - 0)
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.

KINE5194 - RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY (1 - 0)
Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE5195 - INTERNSHIP IN GRADED EXERCISE TESTING FOR HIGH RISK POPULATIONS (1 - 0)
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.

KINE5198 - THESIS (1 - 0)

KINE5230 - BODY COMPOSITION (1 - 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.

KINE5290 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY (2 - 0)
In-depth study of selected topics in physical education and exercise science. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

KINE5291 - INTERNSHIP IN CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILATION (1 - 0)
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.

KINE5292 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY (2 - 0)

KINE5293 - PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP (2 - 0)
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.

KINE5294 - RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY (2 - 0)
Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE5298 - THESIS (2 - 0)

KINE5300 - 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.

KINE5305 - 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.

KINE5320 - ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (2 - 2)
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.

KINE5322 - METABOLISM (2 - 2)
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.

KINE5326 - 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.

KINE5327 - PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3 - 0)
Examines the structure and function of the pulmonary system including mechanics of breathing, lung capacity tests, pulmonary circulation, lung diseases, gas exchang, 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.

KINE5328 - 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.

KINE5329 - STRENGTH & CONDITIONING (3 - 0)
The course covers the physiology and biomechanics of strength training and conditioning. Additional topics include: testing and evaluation of athletes, resistance training techniques, training program design, and organization administration of a strength training facility. This course is designed to prepare students to take the CSCS certification examination. Prerequisite: current CPR certification, KINE 3300, KINE 3301, KINE 3315, or permission of the instructor.

KINE5335 - 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.

KINE5336 - 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.

KINE5338 - 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.

KINE5345 - 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.

KINE5350 - 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.

KINE5389 - RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION (3 - 0)
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.

KINE5390 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY (3 - 0)
In-depth study of selected topics in physical education and exercise science. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

KINE5392 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY (3 - 0)

KINE5393 - PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP (3 - 0)
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.

KINE5394 - RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY (3 - 0)
Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE5398 - THESIS (3 - 0)

KINE5498 - THESIS (4 - 0)

KINE5598 - THESIS (5 - 0)

KINE5694 - RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY (6 - 0)
Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

KINE5698 - THESIS (6 - 0)

KINE5994 - RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY (9 - 0)
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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