Kinesiology

College of Education and Health Professions

 

Chair A Louise Fincher

 

Chair David Keller

 

Web www.uta.edu/coehp/kinesiology/ms/

Email ricard@uta.edu

Phone 817.272.3288

Fax 817.272.3233

 

147 Maverick Activities Center

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Athletic Training, M.S. Non Thesis

Exercise Science, M.S.

Doctoral Degrees

Kinesiology BS to PHD-DB

Kinesiology-PhD

Graduate Faculty

Robert Brothers

Paul Fadel

Mark Haykowsky

Michael Nelson

Zui Pan

Professor

John Buckwalter

A Louise Fincher

Barry McKeown

Mark Ricard

Associate Professor

Paul Mcdonough

Larry Nelson

Cynthia Trowbridge

Judy Wilson

Assistant Professor

Priscila Cacola

Jean Hargreaves

David Keller

Rhonda Prisby

Christopher Ray

Jake Resch

Assistant Clinical Professor

Paul Krawietz

Graduate Advisors

Robert Brothers

Athletic Training, M.S. Non Thesis

Exercise Science, M.S.

Exercise Science, Non-Degree Seeking

Kinesiology BS to PHD-DB

Kinesiology-PhD

David Keller

Athletic Training, M.S. Non Thesis

Exercise Science, M.S.

Exercise Science, Non-Degree Seeking

Paul Krawietz

Athletic Training, M.S. Non Thesis

Mark Ricard

Exercise Science, M.S.

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

Master of Science in Athletic Training - Mission, Goals, and Outcome Measures

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Exercise Science - Objective

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements

 

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 Athletic Training - Mission, Goals, and Outcome Measures

Program Mission:

The mission of The Univesity of Texas at Arlington Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is to provide an active learning environment for students to acquire the critical thinking and clinical decision making skills necessary for a successful career in the ever evolving health care system.

The program of study leading to the Master of Athletic Training (MSAT) is designed to accomplish five major goals:

Program Goal #1:

To prepare students to pass the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) exam.

Outcome measure:

  1. Overall BOC passing rates for program graduates.
Program Goal #2:

To prepare students to pass the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers’ (TABAT) state licensure exam.

Outcome measure:

  1. Overall TABAT passing rates for program graduates.
Program Goal #3:

Prepare students to achieve competence and strive for excellence in evidence-based clinical practice.

Outcome measures:

  1. Psychomotor skill evaluations
  2. Didactic and laboratory final exams
  3. Simulated patient assessments
  4. Overall clinical performance evaluations
Program Goal #4:

To prepare students to recognize the value and importance of promoting the athletic training profession.

Outcome Measures:

  1. Percentage of current students who are actively involved in the Maverick Society of Athletic Training Students (MSATS).
  2. 2. Percentage of current students who are members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA).
  3. 3. Percentage of program alumni who maintain the membership in the NATA, SWATA, and the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association (TSATA).
  4. 4. Percentage of program alumni who are currently involved, or have been involved in the past, in professional service (committees, task forces, volunteer projects, etc.) to the NATA, SWATA, or TSATA.
Program Goal #5:

To facilitate students’ efforts in locating and securing an athletic training job or placement in a graduate school.

Outcome measure:

  1. Annual student placement rates.

 

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field).
  • Admission to The University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Submission of GRE scores (the following scores are preferred but not required:

    Verbal - 150 [450], Math 141 [450].

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Completion of Graduate Athletic Training Application.
  • Interview with MSAT Admissions Committee.
  • Completed Technical Standards Forms.
  • Physical Exam and Immunization Records (including Hepatitis B)
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR Certification (AHA).3 MSAT reference forms on file.
  • Submit documentation of 25 hours of clinical observation in an athletic training setting.
  • Meet application deadline of February 1st (or early deadline of December 1st for following summer admission).
  • International applicants must meet the Office of Graduate Studies minimum scores for admission for teh TOEFL, TSE, TOEFL iBT, and IELTS test: A score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section are required.

Probationary Admission

Applicants failing to meet the unconditional admission criteria may be considered for probationary admission, in which case the following additional criteria will also be considered by the MSAT Admissions Committee:

  • Professionally relevant experience.
  • A sample of technical writing may be requested.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first two long (Fall and Spring) semesters of enrollment in the graduate program.

Required Prerequisites (grade of C or better)

  • Care and Prevention of Injuries
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Sports Nutrition

Preferred Prerequisites (grade of C or better)

  • Physics I
  • Chemistry I
  • Medical Terminology

Retention Criteria

MSAT students’ academic and clinical progress will be closely monitored each semester by the MSAT Program Director and the MSAT Clinical Education Coordinator. In order to remain in the MSAT program, students must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher in athletic training core courses.
  3. Adhere to the NATA Code of Ethics and to the MSAT Policies and Procedure Manual.

* Students who fail to meet the retention criteria will be placed on probation in the MSAT program for one semester. If standards are not met by the end of the probationary period, the student will be dismissed from the program. Students who earn a grade of C or lower in any required course must repeat that course and earn a grade of B or higher in order to remain in the program. Failure to repeat the course, or earn a grade of B or better, will result in dismissal from the program.

Transfer Policy

Students may transfer up to six hours of elective graduate coursework. No transfer credit will be awarded for any of the athletic training core courses.

Waiver of the Graduate Record Examination

Upon recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, outstanding UT Arlington graduates with a degree in Kinesiology or related fields (such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Nursing, Computer Science, or Engineering) may qualify for a waiver of the requirements for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To qualify, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. The student must have graduated from a commensurate bachelor’s degree program at UT Arlington no more than three academic years prior to admission to the graduate program (as measured from the start of the semester for which admission is sought). A commensurate bachelor’s degree program is one that is a normal feeder program for the master’s degree program to which the student seeks admission. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible; in such cases, admission with the GRE waiver is contingent upon successfuly completionof the bachelor’s degree.
  2. The student’s UT Arlington grade-point average must equal or exceed 3.0 in the following calculations:
    • As calculated for admission by the Office of Graduate Studies;
    • Overall;
    • In the major field; and
    • In all upper-division work.

      Applicants qualifying for waiver of GRE who do not qualify for advance admission, must comply with all other requirements for admission, i.e., submitting the application, paying fees, providing official transcripts from other institutions, and meeting any requirements established by the admitting graduate program. The GRE waive must be recommended by the Graduate Advisor at the time of admission.

 

Degree Requirements

All students accepted into the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program will complete 52 hours of coursework. Students then have the option of selecting 6-9 hours of electives.

Required Coursework (46 hours)

The following courses will be required for completion of the MSAT degree program.

Prefix and Number Required Courses SCH

KINE 5120 Clinical Experience I

KINE 5130 Clinical Experience II

KINE 5140 Clinical Experience III

KINE 5150 Clinical Experience IV

KINE 5160 Clinical Experience V

KINE 5220 Preventative Techniques in Athletic Training

KINE 5300 Research Methods in Kinesiology

KINE 5305 Applied Statistical Principles in Kinesiology

KINE 5329 Strength and Conditioning

KINE 5333 Health Care Administration

KINE 5334 Seminar in Athletic Training

KINE 5420 Concepts in Athletic Training

KINE 5430 Orthopedic Assessment I

KINE 5431 Orthopedic Assessment II

KINE 5432 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

KINE 5433 Therapeutic Interventions I

KINE 5434 Therapeutic Interventions II

The elective courses liste below are inted to provide MSAT students the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in select areas related to athletic training. The independent research courses (KINE 5196, 5296, and 5396) are specifically designed to provide students with additional research experiences, particularly those studens who may be interested in pursuing a doctoral degree.

Prefix and Number Prescribed Elective Courses

(Students will choose 6 hrs from the following):

KINE 5196 Research in Athletic Training

KINE 5197 Internship in Athletic Training

KINE 5296 Research in Athletic Training

KINE 5297 Internship in Athletic Training

KINE 5396 Research in Athletic Training

KINE 5397 Internship in Athletic Training

KINE 5320 Advanced Physiology of Exercise

KINE 5328 Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise

KINE 5331 Obesity and Weight Management

KINE 5345 Sport Nutrition

KINE 5350 Applied Biomechancis

 

Master of Science in Exercise Science - Objective

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

  1. To provide students with the academic and research skills needed for doctoral study in kinesiology, exercise science, physiology of exercise, postural control, athletic training or biomechanics.
  2. To prepare students for employment in clinically-oriented environments that place an emphasis on research-based practice such as cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning or sports medicine.

Current departmental faculty members have been academically trained in, and are actively publishing in the areas of physiology of exercise, postural control, athletic training, biomechanics, cardiovascular physiology, physical education(pedagogy), pulmonary physiology, motor-learning , 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 laboratories and to enroll in doctoral programs in these content areas.

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

  1. Minimum GRE quantitative score of 144 (500 on old scale) and verbal score of 153 (500 on old scale).
  2. 3.0 GPA for the degree and/or 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  3. Undergraduate and/or graduate course work related to kinesiology.
  4. 3.0 GPA on all graduate work.
  5. 3 letters of reference on file.
  6. International applicants must meet the Office of Graduate Studies minimum scores for admission for the TOEFL, TSE, TOEFL iBT, and IELTS test: A score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section are required.
  7. To be eligible for a graduate teaching assistantship, international students must submit a TSE score of at least 45, or a score on the Speaking section of the TOEFL iBT of at least 23 or a score of at least 7 on the Speaking section of the IELTS. Alternatively, students who have not taken the TSE, or who have failed to attain a score of 23 on the Speaking section of the TOEFL iBT or a score of 7 on the Speaking section of the IELTS, may achieve a score of at least 45 on the SEA examination administered by the University of Texas at Arlington’s Assessment Services Office.

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:

  1. Professionally relevant experience
  2. A sample of technical writing may be requested

Applicants admitted on probation will be required to maintain a B or better average during their first 9 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.

Applicants seeking admission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions may be denied admission or readmission to those programs if they have been suspended or expelled from the University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons.

Waiver of the Graduate Record Examination

Upon recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, outstanding UT Arlington graduates with a degree in Kinesiology or related fields (such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering) may qualify for a waiver of the requirements for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To qualify, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. The student must have graduated from a commensurate bachelor’s degree program at UT Arlington no more than three academic years prior to admission to the graduate program (as measured from the start of the semester for which admission is sought). A commensurate bachelor’s degree program is one that is a normal feeder program for the master’s degree program to which the student seeks admission. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible; in such cases, admission with the GRE waiver is contingent upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree.
  2. The student’s UT Arlington grade-point average must equal or exceed 3.0 in the following calculations:
    • as calculated for admission by the Office of Graduate Studies;
    • overall;
    • in the major field; and
    • in all upper-division work.

Applicants qualifying for waiver of GRE who do not qualify for advanced admission, must comply with all other requirements for admission, i.e., submitting the application for admission, paying fees, providing official transcripts from other institutions, and meeting any requirements established by the admitting graduate program. The GRE waiver must be recommended by the Graduate Advisor at the time of admission.

Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Kinesiology offers graduate teaching and graduate research assistantships. Assistantships are contingent upon prior acceptance to the Graduate School. Graduate Assistant applicant evaluation begins on February 1 and continues until all positions are filled. Please direct all inquires to the graduate program director Dr. Mark Ricard at ricard@uta.edu.

 

Degree Requirements

All students accepted into the Master of Science in Exercise Science program will complete 36 hours of coursework consisting of 15-18 semester hours in exercise science, which includes completing either KINE 5389 Research Manuscript or KINE 5698 Thesis. Students then have the option of selecting 18-21 hours of electives. Detailed information concerning the plan of work is available on the Department of Kinesiology website: www.uta.edu/coehp/kinesiology/ms.

Required Coursework (15-18 hours)

KINE 5300 Research Methods in Kinesiology

KINE 5305 Applied Statistical Principles in Kinesiology

KINE 5320 Advanced Physiology of Exercise

KINE 5323 Motor Learning and Control

Choose one of the following

KINE 5389 Research Manuscript Submission

KINE 5698 Thesis

Elective Coursework (Choose 18 to 21 hours, based on thesis or non-thesis track)

KINE 5322 Metabolism and Exercise Biochemistry

KINE 5326 Cardiocirculatory Physiology of Exercise

KINE 5327 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise

KINE 5328 Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise

KINE 5329 Strength and Conditioning

KINE 5331 Obesity and Weight Management

KINE 5345 Sport Nutrition

KINE 5350 Applied Biomechanics

KINE 5390 Special Topics in Kinesiology

KINE 5393 Physiology of Exercise Internship

KINE 5394 Research in Kinesiology

Coursework that is more than six years old at the time of graduation or teacher/administrator certification program completion cannot be used toward meeting the requirements for a master’s degree or graduate-level certification. Master’s degree and graduate-level certification programs must be completed within six years (time in military service excluded) from initial registration in the Graduate School. Appropriate state exams and application to the State Board for Educator Certification for a standard certificate must be made within six months of completion of residency/practicum/program. If a candidate allows the six-month period to go by without passing all state exams and applying for certification, additional coursework and/or exams will be required.

 

KINE Courses

KINE5120 – ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical experiences performed in an athletic training setting or other health care facility under the supervision of a program approved health care provider.

 

KINE5125 – IMMUNOLOGY

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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.

 

KINE5130 – CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING II

12 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical experiences in selected health care settings that provide students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge and skills into actual patient care. Emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical decision-making skills. This course requires the completion of 250 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Prerequisites: KINE 5420, KINE 5220, KINE 5120

 

KINE5140 – CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING III

12 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical experiences in selected health care settings that provide students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge and skills into actual patient care. Emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical decision-making skills. This course requires the completion of 250 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Prerequisite: KINE 5130

 

KINE5150 – CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING IV

12 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical experiences in selected health care settings that provide students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge and skills into actual patient care. Emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical decision-making skills. This course requires the completion of 250 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Prerequisite: KINE 5140

 

KINE5160 – CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING V

12 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical experiences in selected health care settings that provide students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge and skills into actual patient care. Emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical decision-making skills. This course requires the completion of 250 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Prerequisite: KINE 5150

 

KINE5190 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 REHABILITATION

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

 

KINE5195 – INTERNSHIP IN GRADED EXERCISE TESTING FOR HIGH RISK POPULATIONS

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5220 – PREVENTATIVE AND ACUTE CARE TECHNIQUES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  3 Lab Hours

Classroom and laboratory experiences designed to provide students with formal instruction and evaluation in the prevention and acute care of activity related injuries and illnesses.

 

KINE5290 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 REHABILITATION

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5293 – PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

 

KINE5298 – THESIS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5300 – RESEARCH METHODS IN KINESIOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

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 & EXERCISE BIOCHEMISTRY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course will address the regulation of exercise metabolism as well as the distinct biochemical pathways through which energy transduction occurs. This will allow the student to appreciate not only the end result of metabolism, ultimately the production and maintenance of cellular ATP levels, but also the pathways that biological machines use to achieve ATP homeostasis. Calorimetry, respiratory exchange ratio, and substrate utilization during exercise will be assessed as part of the laboratory section of this course

 

KINE5323 – MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course advances on fundamental concepts of motor behavior and performance combining theoretical principles to a variety of realistic contexts to provide the basis of skilled behavior. Contemporary research in human motor behavior models is used to identify effective solutions to practical problems and to spark ideas for optimizing development, learning, and control of motor skills.

 

KINE5326 – CARDIOCIRCULATORY PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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.

 

KINE5331 – OBESITY & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course is a review of the scientific literature on the causes and consequences of obesity. Topics include techniques for assessing body composition, factors promoting fat metabolism and deposition, traditional and non-traditional weight-loss programs, and adherence to weight-loss programs. Offered as KINE 4331 and KINE 5331. Credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: KINE 5320 or permission of department.

 

KINE5333 – HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

2 Lecture Hours  ·  1 Lab Hour

A study of the administrative issues and management theories that may be encountered in overseeing an athletic training/sports medicine program. Special emphasis is placed on the practical application of concepts related to legal liability, facility design and maintenance, financial and budget management, common health insurance models, insurance contract negotiation, strategic planning as a means to assess and promote organizational improvement, the impact of organizational structure on the daily operations of a healthcare facility, components of developing and implementing a basic business plan, medical record and documentation systems, federal and state infection control regulations and guidelines, risk management plan development, emergency action planning, and general day to day operations. Prerequisites: KINE 5431, KINE 5434, KINE 5432

 

KINE5334 – SEMINAR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Synthesis of theories and concepts in athletic training. Review of the competencies and proficiencies in athletic training with special emphasis on professional development and the refinement of clinical decision-making.

 

KINE5335 – GRADED EXERCISE TESTING AND PRESCRIPTION

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

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 – SPORT NUTRITION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Overview of nutrients necessary for healthful living and nutritional impact on reducing risk factors of lifestyle diseases. Application of nutrient recommendations for sports and exercise activities, including fluid replacement, sports supplements, and ergogenic aids. In addition, students will construct plans for dietary intake of athletes during training and competition for both endurance and resistance training. Offered as KINE 5345 and KINE 3301. Credit will be granted only once.

 

KINE5350 – APPLIED BIOMECHANICS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Application of Newtonian mechanics to human movement analysis. Biomechanical models using three-dimensional video and force plate data will be used to analyze human movement.

 

KINE5389 – RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5393 – PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE INTERNSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

 

KINE5396 – RESEARCH IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Independent research under the supervision of an individual faculty member; may be repeated for credit with consent of Graduate Advisor. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

 

KINE5397 – INTERNSHIP IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individualized clinical experience in an external athletic training or other medical setting (e.g., physicianAs office, rehabilitation clinic, professional sports teams) under the direct supervision of a health care professional.

 

KINE5398 – THESIS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5420 – CONCEPTS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

Classroom and laboratory experiences that provide an introduction to the profession of Athletic Training with an emphasis on prevention and acute care of activity related injuries and illnesses. Specific topics will include injury prevention strategies; emergency first aid and acute care; superficial application of therapeutic modalities; nutritional considerations; and environmental considerations.

 

KINE5430 – ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

A study of the common orthopedic injuries involving the lower extremities, with a special emphasis on recognition, evaluation, diagnosis, and initial management. Prerequisites: KINE 5120, 5220, and 5420.

 

KINE5431 – ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

A study of the common orthopedic injuries involving the upper extremities, spine, head, and face with a special emphasis on recognition, evaluation, diagnosis, and initial management. Prerequisite: KINE 5430

 

KINE5432 – PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

A study of acute and chronic illnesses and their response to, and impact on, physical activity. Discussion of pharmacological agents used in the care of general illnesses and musculoskeletal disorders in the physically active. Prerequisite: KINE 5430, KINE 5433, KINE 5130

 

KINE5433 – THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

A study of the scientific theory and basic principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the disablement model and learning how to plan, implement, document, and evaluate programs for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries and illnesses of athletes and others involved with physical activity. Operation of superficial heating and cooling therapeutic modalities and how manual treatments (e.g., traction, muscle energy and massage) can be incorporated into a rehabilitation program will be investigated. The underlying principles and application techniques for each modality, therapeutic exercise progressions, patient clinical goals, legal and safe practice guidelines, and evidence based therapeutic modality science will allow for critical thinking and problem solving in relation to common lower extremity injuries. Both surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation models for the lower extremity will be discussed with a special emphasis on the use of functional progressions. Prerequisites: KINE 5420, KINE 5220, KINE 5120

 

KINE5434 – THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

A study of the upper extremity and low back rehabilitation protocols and the use of electric therapeutic modalities (e.g., ultrasound, diathermy, laser, and electric stimulation). Emphasis will be placed on understanding the disablement model and learning how to plan, implement, document, and evaluate programs for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries and illnesses of athletes and others involved with physical activity. Operation of electrical therapeutic modalities and how they can be incorporated into a rehabilitation program will be investigated. The underlying principles and application techniques for each modality, therapeutic exercise progressions, patient clinical goals, legal and safe practice guidelines, and evidence based therapeutic modality science will allow for critical thinking and problem solving in relation to common upper extremity and low back injuries. Both surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation models for the upper extremity and low back will be discussed with a special emphasis on the use of functional progressions. Prerequisite: KINE 5433

 

KINE5498 – THESIS

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5598 – THESIS

5 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5694 – RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

 

KINE5698 – THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

KINE5994 – RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.