(School of Health Sciences)
EXP/HSC 1110 C.P.R. and First Aid
Principles and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and standard first aid. Training in artificial respiration and artificial circulation by one and two persons,and immediate procedures and standard care for injuries and emergencies are covered. Competency in skills leading to American Red Cross C.P.R.and Standard First Aid Certification.
EXP 3321 Kinesiology
This course consists of an in-depth study of the origin, insertion and function of major muscles of the upper and lower extremities. Neurological analysis of normal muscle function and basic dysfunction is covered. Kinesiological concepts related to human movement and athleticswill be presented throughout the course. Prerequisite: BIO 2110.
EXP 3322 Biomechanics
Emphasis is on fundamental principles, calculations and applications of biomechanical analysis to the human body at rest and during movement. Special attention is given to the relationship of biomechanics to kinesiology and exercise physiology in order to understand the role of physical stressors as they influence significant clinical changes in the body. Prerequisite: EXP 3321.
EXP 3323 Sports Nutrition
Emphasis is on the role of diet in sports and athletic programs with particular attention paid to ergogenic aids in enhancing athletic performances. Prerequisite: EXP 3331.
EXP 3330 Psychophysiology of Stress and Exercise
This course examines the psychological and physiological dimensions of the stress response at rest and during exercise. Attention is given to a critical consideration of lifestyle factors and the extent towhich society at large is responsible for (or victimized by) disease. Various stress reduction techniques will be practiced and physiologically evaluated using the metabolic analyzers in the exercise physiology laboratory. Prerequisite: EXP 3331.
EXP 3331 Exercise Physiology
This course emphasizes an understanding of the basic principles of human physiologywith direct application to acute and chronic exercise. Particular attention is paid to managing lifestyle risk factors related to heart disease. The role of the cardiovascular system in human performance,and the various submaximal and maximal ergometric test protocols used in exercise physiology laboratories are covered. Prerequisite: BIO 2110.
EXP 3332 Physiological Assessment
Emphasis is on basic to advanced instrumentation used to evaluate flexibility, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, as well as exercise test protocols used to evaluate individuals ranging from the elite athlete tomiddle-aged and elderly adults. Application of various stress test protocols and exercise programs with individualized exercise prescriptions for both healthy and diseased individuals. Emphasis is on progression, safety and legal ramifications of exercise as a therapeutic intervention. Prerequisite: BIO 2120.
EXP 3334 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
This course examines the multi-disciplinary factors considered responsible for coronary artery disease. Administrative, financial and program development decisions, stress test protocols, exercise principles and legal concerns, and common psychosocial issues are covered as they relate to the post-myocardial infarction and pulmonary patients. Prerequisite: EXP 3331.
EXP 4430 Exercise and Immunology
This course addresses the relationship between exercise and susceptibility to illness, particularly with reference to the mechanisms responsible for exerciseinduced changes in immune function. Prerequisite: EXP 4431.
EXP 4431 Advanced Exercise Physiology
This course examines the human cardiovascular response at rest and during exercise, as well as to various stressors. Applications and calculations include acute central, peripheral and metabolic adjustments and adaptations to biophysiological stressors. Prerequisite: EXP 3331.
EXP 4436 Exercise Physiology Research I
This course presents the experimental designs and data analysis procedures used to conduct and report scientific research. Emphasis is on correctly reading and interpreting scientific articles,and on the student's ability to substantiate research discussionswith handson research activities in the laboratory. Prerequisite: EXP 3331.
EXP 4437 Exercise Physiology Research II
Focuses on the ethics of scientific research, data reduction, writing, and publishing in exercise physiology. This course also examines issues of scientific fraud, "publish or perish," plagiarism, critiquing research studies and accuracy of references. The studentwill be expected to propose and independently carry out a research project, reduce the data, develop a research manuscript, and produce a document consistent with the published format of a specific exercise physiology journal. Prerequisite: EXP 4436.
EXP 4438 Exercise Electrocardiography
Students read electrocardiograms of individuals at rest and during exercise,with special attention paid to the electrocardiograms of post-myocardial infarction patients in cardiac rehabilitation programs. Emphasis is also placed on cardiacmedications,emergency procedures and the legal issues associated with clinical settings. Prerequisite-site: EXP 3334.
EXP 4439 Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Centers on the presentations of exercise physiology topics by students and faculty. The course examines the specificity of what constitutes professional development, exercise physiology as a profession, exercise physiology professional organizations, certification, licensure and accreditation. Prerequisite: EXP major and/or consent of the department chair.
EXP 4441 Advanced Laboratory Research
Emphasizes student use of exercise physiology instrumentation to study currently important laboratory techniques.Special attention is given to the analysis of the exponential and equilibrium methods for determining cardiac output and its relationship to oxygen consumption. The student's ability to plan for and engage in an intensive laboratory study of a specific research problem is also important in this course. Prerequisite: EXP 4431.
EXP 4555 Internship
A supervised off-campus internship that allows the student to apply theoretical knowledge and hands-on laboratory skills to real-life situations. Prerequisites: EXP major and consent of the chair.
EXP 4777 Topics in Exercise Physiology
Courses not a part of the regular Exercise Physiology curriculumbut taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity. Prerequisite: EXPmajor and/or consent of the chair.
EXP 4999 Independent Study
Emphasis on initiating and completing an independent research project. The department chair must approve the topic.