Athletic Training & Exercise Science

Professors

Dennis C. Cobler, Chair

Jean-Paul Barfield

Eleanor M. Beltz

A. Louise Fincher

Beth Funkhouser

Brianne Kilbourne

The undergraduate Athletic Training Program at Emory & Henry College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in the level of degree.

As such, the undergraduate program will no longer be accepting new students past the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

For Master of Science in Athletic Training, see Graduate Program Offerings.

ACCREDITATION

The Emory & Henry Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic

Training Education (CAATE). Students completing the athletic training major may sit for the BOC examination after receiving approval from the Program Director.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ATR 120 : Introduction to Athletic Training

Exploration of the Athletic Training profession. Physiological and anatomical analysis of the lower extremity. Practical experience dealing with wrapping and taping. This course is required for students who wish to formerly apply to the Athletic Training Program. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Critical Thinking in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

ATR 200 : Clinical Education Experience I

Review and integration of clinical skills related to injury prevention, patient safety, emergency care and care of acute injuries. Students are required to complete a clinical education experience under the supervision of an approved Clinical Preceptor. Students must complete a minimum of 150 clinical education hours. Prerequiste: 120 and 230; admission to the Athletic Training program.

Semester Hours

2

ATR 211 : Clinical Education Exper. II

Indepth instruction of medical terminology. Address various issues relating to personal and public health. Students are required to complete a clinical education experience under the supervision of an approved Clinical Preceptor. Students will complete a minimum of 150 clinical education hours. Pre/corequisites: B or Higher in ATR 200: 220. Admission to the AT program.

Semester Hours

2

ATR 213 : Medical Terminology

This course will allow the student to learn and use medical terminology effectively through a body systems approach. In this course, students will learn and recognize word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language. Learn how to combine elements to identify specific medical conditions and procedures as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling and usage. In addition, students will learn to use and understand appropriate medical abbreviations commonly used in documentation and professional communication.

Semester Hours

3

ATR 230 : Emergency Care for Health Professionals

Preparation as it relates to addressing emergency situations, including first aid, CPR , AED, oxygen administration, monitoring and interpreting vital signs. Addressing acute emergent conditions including cardiac arrest, airway management, wound care, and splinting. Two lecture hours and two lab hours.

Semester Hours

3

ATR 240 : Evaluation of Lower Extremities

Recognition and assessment of specific musculoskeletal injuries and conditions occurring in the lower extremities, including the thoracic region. Pre/corequisite: 261 or permission. Two lecture hours and two lab hours.

Semester Hours

3

ATR 262 : Therapeutic Modalities

Application of electrical, mechanical, and thermal therapeutic modalities used to assist the body's natural healing process.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

220.

ATR 280 : Therapeutic Rehabilitation

The design of evidence-based therapeutic rehabilitation programs that return patients to participation and improve their health-related quality of life.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

220 and 262.

ATR 321 : Clinical Education Exper. III

Review, refinement, and integration of evaluative techniques of upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Review of OSHA standards. BLS certification or recertification. Students are required to complete a clinical education experience under the supervision of an approved Clinical Preceptor. Students must complete a minimum of 150 clinical education hours.

Semester Hours

2

Prerequisites

B or higher in 211; 240 and 340; Admission to the AT program.

ATR 331 : Clinical Education Exper. IV

Review and integration of knowledge and clinical skills needed for designing and implementing therapeutic interventions. Students are required to complete a clinical education experience under the supervision of an approved Clinical Preceptor. Students must complete a minimum of 150 clinical education hours.

Semester Hours

2

Prerequisites

B or higher in 321; 262 and 280; Admission to the AT program.

ATR 336 : Advanced Strength & Conditionig

Principles of designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for various population. Prerequsiste: 261 and departmental permission. Prerequisite or corequisite: Biology 310.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

.

ATR 340 : Evaluation of Upper Extremities

Proper nutrition as it relates to preventing illness and recovering from injury in both the athletic and the non-athletic population. The effect that nutrition has on athletic performance. Nutrition-related disorders.

Semester Hours

2

ATR 370 : Nutrition

Proper nutrition as it relates to preventing issnwaa ns ewxocweing from injury in both the athletic and the non-athletic propulation. The effect that nutrition has on athletic performance. Nutrition-related disorders. Thre semester hours.

Semester Hours

3

ATR 371 : Pharmacology for Common Illnesses

Pharmacologic applications relevant to treatment of injuries and illnesses of the physically active person.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

Biology 311 and 425, or departmental permission.

ATR 380 : Gen. Medical Conditions in AT

This course will cover general medical conditions that are routinely encountered when caring for athletic populations. The course will discuss causes, recognition and treatments for a host of diseases or disorders affecting the physically active. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Ethical Reasoning in the disciplines. Two lecture hours and two lab hours.

Semester Hours

3

ATR 441 : Clinical Education Exper. IV

Review, refinement and integration of evaluative and assessment techniques for general medical and behavioral conditions. Rotation in primary care with licensed physician. Review of OSHA standards. BOC examination practice. BLS certification or recertification. Students are required to complete a clinical education experience under the supervision of an approved Clinical Preceptor. Students must complete a minimum of 150 clinical education hours.

Semester Hours

2

Prerequisites

B or higher in 331: and 380; Admission to the AT program.

ATR 451 : Clinical Eduation Exper. V

Refinement of administrative topics and skills, professional development, and preparation for the BOC examination process. Students are required to complete a clinical education experience under the supervision of an approved Clinical Preceptor. Students must complete a minimum of 150 clinical education hours.

Semester Hours

2

Prerequisites

B or higher in 441; Admission to the AT program.

ATR 460 : Independent Study

Directed study in a specific area of athletic training or related field, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

departmental permission.

ATR 462 : Research & Design

Experiential program utilizing research design, implementation, and analytical evaluation of specific rehabilitation programs for actual cases. Taught in conjunction with local orthopedic physicians and physical therapists. This course satisfies the proficiency requirements for Written Communication and Oral Communication in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

ATR 463 : Organization & Administration of A.T.

Organization and operation of an athletic training program; computer applications, insurance, patient records, budgeting, and leadership skills.

Semester Hours

1

Prerequisites

senior status or departmental permission.

ATR 490 : Honors Project

Directed study in a specific area of athletic training, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

senior status, GPA of 3.

ATR 491 : Honors Project II

Directed study in a specific area of athletic training, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

senior status, GPA of 3.

DPT 700 : Human Gross Anatomy I

This course is the classroom component which will cover normal human gross anatomy with emphasis on the structure and physiology of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, digestive and integumentary systems across the lifespan. Other anatomical systems will be covered briefly, especially as they relate to the function of the five emphasized systems. This course is designed to help students establish a foundational understanding of the neuromusculoskeletal systems of the human body for the practice of physical therapy. We will take a regional approach covering the arms, trunk, head, and legs. At the end of the class students will have an understanding of how the structure of the human body determines function as a prelude to a clinical understanding of how to treat structural dysfunction.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 701 : Human Gross Anatomy II

This course is the laboratory component involving cadaver dissection to complement the study of systems covered in DPT700 (i.e. musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, digestive and integumentary). Additionally, there will be a dry lab incorporating surface anatomy exercises, using anatomical models and utilizing a variety of audiovisual means including medical imaging.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 702 : Human Histology

Study of human histology with emphasis on cellular and extracellular components of the musculoskeletal, neural, cardiopulmonary and integumentary tissues. Introduction to relationships between structure and function, as the basis for pathological processes.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 703 : Human Neuroscience

Detailed study of the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems including morphology and developmental neuroanatomy. Relationship between neuroanatomy, motor control and sensory responses are discussed.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 704 : Kinesiology

Study of the mechanics and biomechanics of human movement, emphasizing normal and abnormal posture, common functional tasks and gait analysis.

Semester Hours

4

DPT 706 : Applied Physiology for Health Sciences

A survey of physiological principles underlying clinical practice in the health sciences. This course is designed to prepare students for further courses in pathophysiology and those related to specific physiological systems, including neuromusculoskeletal, integumentary, and cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 711 : Advanced Exercise Physiology

This course presents an in depth study of human physiology with emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, hemopoietic, endocrine, gastrointestinal and renal systems followed by the effect of exercise on energy metabolism and on the physiology of major human systems.

Semester Hours

4

DPT 712 : Applied Exercise Physiology

A study of the effect of physical activity on human physiology with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary and endocrine systems, including the acute and chronic adaptations associated with physical activity. Modes of exercise, environmental considerations, and selected clinical populations are also covered in this course.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 713 : Imaging

This course introduces the student to equipment, procedures and use of medical imaging for examination and evaluation of dysfunction of body structures. Examination topics included are radiographs, arthrography, CT scans, PET scans, MRI, ultrasonography and nuclear studies. Case studies will be used to integrate imaging data in the patient/client management plan.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 714 : Diagnostics & Pharmacology Ii: Cardio

A study of the general principles of pathophysiology impacting the practice of physical therapy and how they are managed medically and surgically in addition to the role of the physical therapist. This first course of the pathophysiology sequence is focused on cell injury and the body's responses, inflammation, disorders of vascular flow and shock, genetic disease, the immune system, neoplastic disease, infectious disease and diseases of the blood vessels and blood cells.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 715 : Pathophysiology II

A continuation of pathophysiology I focused on body systems. Management by healthcare professionals beyond physical therapy is discussed. The acute and chronic effects of diseases of body systems on human function/ performance and achievement of outcomes of therapeutic intervention are explored.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 716 : Pharmacology

A study of pharmacological principles in relation to rehabilitation of patients with systems impairments, with inclusion of the possible benefits and side effects of pharmacological agents in patients undergoing physical rehabilitation.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 721 : Patient Care Skills I: Principles

Introductory course in basic skills and patient management processes in the physical therapy setting. Medical terminology, the patient management model, interview processes and clinical documentation are introduced. Overview of tests and measures, and basic interventions used in the physical therapy setting including vital signs, patient handling and transfer techniques, and basic gait training with assistive devices are also presented.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 721A : Patient Care Skills: Foundations

The first part of an introductory course in basic skills and patient management processes in the physical therapy setting, including basic safety, vital signs, patient handling and transfer techniques, and basic soft tissue mobilization. One lecture and lab hour.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 721B : Patient Care Skills: Foundation B

The second part of an introductory course in basic skills and patient management processes in the physical therapy setting, including basic safety, vital signs, patient handling and transfer techniques, and basic soft tissue mobilization. One lecture and lab hour.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 722 : Patient Care Skills Ii: Tests & Measures

Continuation of DPT 721 with further application of the patient management model, clinical documentation, and addition of specific tests and measures including goniometry and manual muscle testing. Second semester.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 723 : Therapeutic Exercise & Modalities

Administration of physical, thermal and mechanical interventions consistent with patient diagnosis and prognosis. Critical appraisal of the literature is addressed, in order to apply the best evidence to practice and the clinical decision making process.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 731 : Professional Issues I: Introduction

First in a series of six courses integrated throughout the DPT program, this course has been designed to prepare students as ethical, moral, responsible and accountable physical therapists. Topics include the history of the profession and its evolution to the doctoral level, the role of the national association, psychosocial considerations in patient management, ethical and legal issues, and the teaching/learning process. Students are provided with opportunities to explore service learning and to engage with the, local, national and international professional communities.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 732 : Professional Issues II

Emphasis is on introductory legal and ethical issues in physical therapy practice, the role in advocacy, and psychosocial considerations in patient management. Service learning projects are initiated at this stage.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 733 : Professional Issues II

Second in a series of three courses integrated throughout the curriculum to prepare students as ethical, moral, responsible and accountable physical therapists. Topics in this course include: health care systems; documentation in selected physical therapy settings; the physical therapist assistant, interprofessional practice, culture and health care, psychiatric diagnoses and psychosocial considerations in patient management; and legal and ethical responsibilities to vulnerable populations. T

Semester Hours

3

DPT 740 : Critical Inquiry I: Evidence Based Pract

First in a series of four courses to prepare studdents to understand and utilize the professional literature. Students will learn how to formulate focused clinical questions, to search for the best available evidence, to critically appraise the evidence, and to integrate evidence to assist in clinical decision making. Emphasis in the first course will be on the concept of evidence as a foundation for clinical practice and the research process.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 741 : Critical Inquiry I: Introduction

First in a series of four courses to prepare students to understand, utilize and contribute to the professional literature, with emphasis on the integration of evidence into clinical practice and research. Research design, methodology, proposal, data collection, analysis and dissemination, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the researcher are presented. Students will develop and complete a research project and will disseminate their findings.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 751 : Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

Application of the patient management model to patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Diagnosis and evidencebased management of the patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper quarter and cervical and thoracic spine are emphasized.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 752 : Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II

Application of the patient management model to patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Emphasis is on the diagnosis and evidence-based management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the lower quarter and lumbosacral spine.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 781 : Clinical Immersion I: Introduction

This course in the first in a series of 6 clinical experience courses within the 6 didactic semesters of the DPT curriculum. Students will work in teams with a physical therapist clinical instructor to learn and apply basic skills, demonstrate clinical problem-solving and assume professional roles in various patient care settings, consistent with their current level of didactic training in Semester I and the course contents in "Patient Care Skills I: Principles" (DPT 721). 0.5 day/week, 10 weeks.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 782 : Clinical Immersion II

This course in the second in a series of 6 clinical experience courses within the 6 didactic semesters of the DPT curriculum. Students will work in teams with a physical therapist clinical instructor to learn and apply basic skills, demonstrate clinical problem-solving and assume professional roles in various patient care settings, consistent with their current level of didactic training in Semester II and the course contents in "Patient Care Skills II: Tests & Measures" (DPT 722). 0.5 day/week, 8 weeks.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 831 : Professional Issues III

Emphasis is on the teaching and learning process and the application of psychosocial, legal and ethical issues in physical therapy practice. Student service learning projects are developed.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 833 : Leadership in Daily Practice

Physical therapists play key roles in leadership. This course creates a framework for students to develop skills for leadership in daily practice. The Core Competencies of Leadership will be explored. Other topics include: leadership styles, differentiate management from leadership, integrate a mission and strategic planning, decision-making strategies for conflict mediation, and communicating to improve outcomes. Application of leadership skills will be facilitated with case scenarios in class and application activities, in a concurrent clinical immersion course. Emphasis will be learning by doing to model key elements of leadership team work, effective behaviors, goal setting and achievement.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 834 : Health Policy/Physical Therapy

This course introduces the student to public policymaking in the United States, with an emphasis on current health care policy affecting physical therapy practice specifically and healthcare in general. Students will engage in active learning experiences to develop a working knowledge of public policy and to provide them with skills and resources to be an effective advocate for their patients/clients and the profession. Current state and federal legislative and regulatory issues will be the focus in this course. Students will reflect on and discuss these issues in the context of their current and present clinical experiences in the program. Teaching methodology includes a mix of guided self- directed learning activities and online interactive discussion while on a final full-time internship. Critical thinking skills are emphasized in all activities.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 841 : Critical Inquiry I

Culmination of the Critical Inquiry course series with an emphasis on writing results and discussion, and presenting research in both a poster and platform format. Assessment of research presentations is also emphasized.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 851 : Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III

A continuation of the musculoskeletal series of courses which includes etiology, medical management, physical therapy examination, evaluation and intervention of selected musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on the lumbar spine and pelvis.

Semester Hours

4

DPT 852 : Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy IV

A continuation of the musculoskeletal series of courses which includes etiology, medical management, physical therapy examination, evaluation and intervention of selected musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on the cervical and thoracic spine and the tempomandibular joint.

Semester Hours

4

DPT 853 : Neuromuscular Phys. Ther. I

Application of the patient management model to patients with neuromuscular disorders. Emphasis is on examination, evaluation and management of patients with common neuromuscular disorders seen in physical therapy practice.

Semester Hours

4

DPT 854 : Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II

Application of the patient management model to patients with neuromuscular disorders. Emphasis is on examination, evaluation and management of patients with complex neuromuscular disorders seen in physical therapy practice.

Semester Hours

4

DPT 855 : Pediatric Physical Therapy

Application of the patient management model to pediatric cases. Both primary and secondary conditions common to the pediatric physical therapy setting are addressed. Emphasis is on the evaluation, examination, and tests and measures used in pediatric cases. The importance of interaction with family, caregivers and other health care providers is addressed.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 856 : Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

Introductory application of the patient management model to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Examination, evaluation, and management of the patient with cardiopulmonary disorders common to physical therapy practice are presented.

Semester Hours

4

DPT 857 : Integumentary Physical Therapy

Introductory application of the patient management model to patients with integumentary disorders. Examination, evaluation and management of the patient with integumentary disorders common to physical therapy practice, including burns, are emphasized.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 858 : Management of Multisystem Impairments

Application of the patient management model to patients with co-morbidities affecting the primary diagnosis. Emphasis is on the development and modification of the patients' plan of care with regard to their prognosis.

Semester Hours

3

DPT 859 : Orthotics and Prosthetics

Concepts and application of orthotic and prosthetic devices commonly used in physical therapy settings, with an emphasis on the lower extremity issues.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 861 : Lifespan Human Development

A study of the process of typical human development and aging across the lifespan, including neuromotor development in childhood and changes associated with aging.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 862 : Medical Screening

A course focusing on the use of screening tests and clinical tools to enhance the theraptist's role as an independent practitioner with the ability to identify medical conditions of concern that require referral to an appropriate health care provider.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 863 : Rural Health/Primary Care

This course will provide students with an overview of rural health with topics ranging from rural health lifestyles to practice management. The course will include the didactic presentations both on campus and off campus (hospitals, MSHA), journal reflection and discussions led by Emory & Henry faculty and topic experts from Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.

Semester Hours

2

DPT 864 : Human Learning

This course incorporates application of the principles of human learning to patient/client management, including patient/family/caregivers, and community education. Roles of the physical therapist as a clinical educator and academician are discussed, as well as opportunities/responsibilities for lifelong learning and professional development.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 881 : Clinical Immersion III

This course in the third in a series of 5 clinical experience courses within the 6 didactic semesters of the DPT curriculum. Students will work in teams with a physical therapist clinical instructor to learn and apply basic skills, demonstrate clinical problem-solving and assume professional roles in various patient care settings, consistent with their current level of didactic training in Semester III and the course contents in "Principles of Examination, Evaluation and Diagnosis" (DPT 723).

Semester Hours

1

DPT 882 : Clinical Immersion IV

This course is the forth in a series of 5 clinical experience courses within the 6 didactic semesters of the DPT curriculum. Students will work in teams with a physical therapist clinical instructor to learn and apply basic skills, demonstrate clinical problem-solving and assume professional roles in various patient care settings, consistent with their current level of didactic training in Semester IV and the course contents in "Patient Care Skills III: Therapeutic Modalities" (DPT 723).

Semester Hours

1

DPT 883 : Clinical Immersion V

This course is the fifth in a series of 5 clinical experience courses within the 6 didactic semesters of the DPT curriculum. Students will work in teams with a physical therapist clinical instructor to learn and apply basic skills, demonstrate clinical problem-solving and assume professional roles in various patient care settings, consistent with their current level of didactic training in Semester V.

Semester Hours

1

DPT 981 : Clinical Rotation I

The first of three full-time clinical experiences, providing students with hands-on practice under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Students begin to collect clinical data with non-complex patients to develop their case studies. Emphasis is on legal and ethical issues, critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Full-time, 12 weeks. Six semester hours.

Semester Hours

6

DPT 982 : Clinical Rotation II

The second of three full-time clinical experiences, providing students with hands-on practice under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Students practice tests and measures and interventions in patients with multiple morbidities. Emphasis is on the relationship of the co-morbidities with primary physical therapy cases, critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Full-time, 12 weeks. Six semester hours.

Semester Hours

6

DPT 983 : Clinical Rotation III

The third of three full-time clinical experiences, providing students with hands-on practice under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Students are guided to practice physical therapy in patients with varying complexities, as well as to participate in the overall patient management. Preparation for independent entry-level practice is emphasized. Full-time, 12 weeks. Six semester hours

Semester Hours

6

EXSC 110 : Introduction to Exercise Science

An introduction to exercise science as a field of study. This course addresses human movement as it applies to prevention, health, performance, treatment, and rehabilitation. Course content includes an overview of exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, sociocultural aspects of sport and exercise, strength and conditioning, motor development, and biomechanics.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 213 : Medical Terminology

This course will allow the student to learn and use medical terminology effectively through a body systems approach. In this course, students will learn and recognize word roots, combing forms, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language. Learn how to combine elements to identify specific medical conditions and procedures as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling and usage. In addition, students will learn to use and understand appropriate medical abbreviations commonly used in documentation and professional communication.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 270 : Motor Learning

Theories and principles associated with the acquisition of motor skills ranging from activities of daily living to the performance of elite athletes. The cognitive and motor processes that influence motor skill acquisition and the quality of movement will also be discussed. Three lecture hours.

EXSC 310X : Exercise Physiology

Organ level approach to structure and function of human systems; laboratory emphasis on physiology of exercise. Recommended for Health and Human Performance majors. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Written Communication in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

105 or 117.

EXSC 320 : Fitness Assessment & Programmig

Principles and techniques for assessing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Interpretation of fitness assessment results will be applied to the design of individual and group exercise program.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

EXSC 310X.

EXSC 336 : Advanced Strength & Conditioning

Principles of designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for various populations.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

EXSC 261X and departmental permission. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 310.

EXSC 337 : Program Design

An overview of performance training guidelines and training protocols. The purpose of this course is to expose students to training domains that improve performance and to enhance student ownership of variable manipulation to improve performance.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 370X : Nutrition

Proper nutrition as it relates to preventing illness and recovering from injury in both the athletic and the non-athletic population. The effect that nutrition has on athletic performance. Nutrition-related disorders.

Semester Hours

2

EXSC 410 : Exercise Testing & Prescription for Spec

Exercise testing and prescription for patients/clients with specific diseases or conditions. The associated pathophysiology, risk factors, exercise responses, and issues of concern will be discussed as they relate to children, pregnancy, older adults and those with disease(s) involving the cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and immunologic systems. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

Semester Hours

4

EXSC 440 : Research in Exercise Science

Introduction to experimental research. Areas of investigation will include research design, methodology, data collection, statistical analysis, scientific writing, and presentation styles.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 470 : Internship I

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Weekly departmental conferences with faculty supervisor. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

2.

EXSC 471 : Internship II

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Weekly departmental conferences with faculty supervisor. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

2.

EXSC 490 : Honors Thesis I

Independent research in a special topic for honors.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

senior status, GPA of 3.