Exercise Science Course Descriptions

Exercise Science Course Descriptions


 
05.100 Basic Training (2) - The University will transfer two credits in Physical Fitness for completing basic training in the armed forces of the United States. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.112 Varsity Athletics (1) - Open to any student who is a member in good standing of a Bloomsburg University athletic team. Course is graded pass/fail. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.113 Varsity Athletics II (1) - Open to any student who is a member in good standing of a Bloomsburg University athletic team. Course is graded pass/fail. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.114 Team Sports (2) - Provides activity and instruction in the development of individual offensive and defensive fundamentals and their incorporation into a team concept. Participation in various team sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, and flag football. This course will constitute three contact hours for two credits. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. Prerequisites: None.

05.115 Racquet Sports (2) - Examines basic stroke execution, strategy, rules, match play, and court etiquette of various racquet sports. Teaches the beginning student conditioning and basic performance skills related to racquetball, tennis, and badminton. This course will constitute three contact hours for two credits. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. Prerequisites: None.

05.116 Individual Sports (2) - Provides activity and instruction in a variety of individual sports, including but not limited to bowling, golf, cycling, fencing, and running. Includes the knowledge of rules, techniques, and etiquette with an emphasis on developing lifetime participation. Students will learn the basic mechanical movements involved in various sports, perform execution under close supervision of the instructor, and develop acceptable practice sessions. This course will constitute three contact hours for two credits. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. Additional fees may be required. Prerequisites: None.

05.117 Beginning Jazz/Ballet (2) Introduces students to the elements of Jazz and Ballet necessary to master proper technique, history and terminology. Students will also gain personal and creative benefits of both unique movement forms. This course will constitute three contact hours for two credits. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. Prerequisites: None.

05.149 Aquatics Begin Non-Swim (1) - Provides an opportunity for non-swimmers to make a proper physical and mental adjustment to water. Introduces basic skills as provided by the American Red Cross with specific emphasis on becoming safe in, on or about a body of water. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.150 Aquatics (1) - Contains same content as 05.149 but adapted for beginning skills. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.155 Swimnastics (1) - Assists students to attain and maintain physical fitness through water activities. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.161 Introduction to Exercise Science (3) - This course will provide a basic overview of exercise science professions including: exercise physiology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, athletic training, exercise and sport psychology, and motor behavior. This course will also cover the professional activities (i.e., professional organizations, certifications, professional issues, and professional liabilities) that are related to these professional applications. Prerequisites: None.

05.217 Bicycling (1) - An introductory course for novice cyclists who have access to a variable speed bicycle. Local touring is part of the course. Must provide bicycle and helmet. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.220 International Folk Dance (1) - Teaches the basic elements of folk dancing that can be combined to form limitless numbers of dances. A wide variety of dances will be taught incorporating these elements. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.224 Fitness Dance (1) - Attempts to provide a method of cardiovascular endurance in a particular interest area. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.226 Jogging/Walking (1) - Explores the relationship of physical activity (jogging/walking) to the components of wellness and healthy lifestyles. Also provides sound exercise principles for successful, personalized fitness programs. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.228 Gymnastics (1) - This course consists of instruction and participation in the sport of gymnastics. It will provide a repertoire of working skills for the athletes� perspective teacher-coach, or physical activity enthusiast searching for lifetime activity. Safety will be paramountly projected. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.230 Weight Training and Fitness (1) - Develops knowledge, skill and appreciation of weight training and conditioning programs. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.231 Archery (1) - Course develops knowledge of, skill in and appreciation of target archery as a recreational pursuit. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.235 Riflery (1) - Develops the skills, safety, understanding and appreciation of riflery as a recreational pursuit. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.240 Fitness-Slimnastics (1) - This course is intended to assist students in developing an awareness and understanding of their physical self, their capabilities, and how to improve their physical condition. Students will be participating in various activities each class meeting. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.241 Combative Sports (2) - Examines the benefits of many different forms of combative sports including martial arts and self-defense at the beginning level. This course provides a wide variety of topics from the history, philosophy and basic concepts to the rules and terminology. Step-by-step instruction of each technique is reviewed to master the beginning level of a variety of martial arts for easy understanding and practical application. Self Defense strategies are incorporated into the experience and practiced. This course will constitute three contact hours for two credits. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. Prerequisites: None.

05.243 Backpacking (1) - Backpacking will review all desired equipment, help select trails, teach safety procedures, select menus and cooking methods, review first aid procedures, show how to adjust to the seasons, and how to protect the environment. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05-244 Orienteering (1) - Practical application of the knowledge and skills needed to satisfactorily follow a designated course through the wilderness with use of a watch, a compass and a map. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.247 Rock Climbing (1) - Provides rock climbing experiences for the beginning rock climbing enthusiast. Introduces basic knowledge, skills and practical application of climbing. Serves as a foundation for further experiences in this area of recreation. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.250 Lifeguarding (3) - Provides an opportunity to attain an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certificate. CPR is taught as part of this course. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.270 Exercise and You (2) - Studies appropriate physiological functions, exercise physiology, mechanical implications and fitness measurement. Reviews procedures and practical application through programmed exercise. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. (3 contact hours).

05.278 Yoga (1) - An introductory course in the basic principles and techniques of Hatha Yoga. Various postures, breathing and relaxation exercises will be covered. The emphasis is on individual growth and progress throughout the course. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.280 Current Issues in Health Promotion (3) - Assesses major problems which concern communities today: drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, pollution, alcohol and suicide.

05.282 Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3) - This course serves as an introductory course in the care and prevention of common musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention, recognition and the care of trauma to the musculoskeletal systems will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: 50.173

05.290 Special Topics (1-3) - Topics announced in the scheduling bulletin prior to each semester.

05.291 Hiking, Backpacking and Orienteering (3) - This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn skills and gain knowledge in the areas of hiking on and off trail, backpacking, and the sport of Orienteering. These practices will hopefully enhance and promote participation in the outdoors so that the student recognizes this as a lifetime interest. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.294 Resistance Training Techniques (3) - Study of the principles and techniques of resistance training. A complete foundation of the practical application of resistance training exercise. Development and understanding of resistance training program design. An understanding of various resistance training equipment and training methods. A basic understanding of weight training is necessary. Prerequisites: 50.173 or Instructor Consent.

05.300 Group Fitness Instructor (3) - The purpose of this course is to introduce exercise science majors to the teaching principles and current techniques involved in aerobic-dance and step training. Several methods of designing physical and motivational programs will be incorporated to properly teach aerobic-dance/step classes to those in corporate or similar fitness areas.

05.304 Principles of Resistance Training (3) - Advanced study of the principles, techniques and associated physiological effects of resistance training. Detailed analysis of various resistance training equipment and training methods to gain expertise in developing exercise prescriptions for different populations. Previous experience in weight training is necessary. Prerequisites: 50.173, 50.174, 05.230 or consent of instructor.

05.305 Aquatic Exercise Prescription (3) - Develops fitness management leadership skills in an aquatic setting; covers physiological principles of exercise applied to swimming and other water activities. No prior swimming experience necessary.

05.306 Psychology of Sport (3) - Aims to familiarize the student with psychological components of human performance related to sport and exercise. Focuses on sport participation and includes psychological assessment, intervention techniques and a brief introduction to the predominant research methods used in sport psychology. Course has particular value to coaches, teachers, psychologists and exercise specialists and other sport-affiliated professions.

05.308 Exercise and Mental Health (3) - Provides a strong base of knowledge of theory, research and practice in exercise and mental health. Also provides prospective fitness and exercise professionals (exercise science) with essential information and suggestions of practical value in leadership roles in exercise, wellness, health promotion, corporate fitness, cardiac rehabilitation and other areas.

05.309 Decisions for Healthy Behavior (3) - Focuses on personal health issues, the consequences of decisions made about health choices and the societal implications, locally and globally, of those decisions. This course will only apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.311 Methods, Materials in Elementary School Physical Education (3) - Provides principles and procedures to meet the needs and interests of elementary-age children in the area of physical education. This course will only apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.320 Health and Safety in the Elementary School (3) - Covers health knowledge, training and health appraisal techniques for teaching elementary school health; the elementary school health program; and safety education in the elementary school.

05.321 First Aid Safety (3) - Provides training in first aid and safety. Red Cross standard, advanced and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certifications may be earned. This course will only apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. Prerequisites: 60 Credits.

05.330 Introduction to Coaching (3) - An overview of basic theories and coaching applications in sport philosophy, sport psychology, sport pedagogy, first aid and sport management resulting in American Coaching Effectiveness Program Certificate.

05.333 School Camping and Outdoor Ed (3) - This course meets three hours a week for three hours credit, and it includes both classroom and field experience. The work is designed to acquaint students with the scope of organized camping and practice in the basic skills required of teachers involved in camping and outdoor education training. An ecological approach toward the outdoors will be emphasized. This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.334 Women in Sport (3) - Surveys aspects of the historical and contemporary role of women in sport. Encourages an awareness in students regarding the differences between sport for men and women in various contexts, including social, psychological and biophysical. by examining the past and current practices and cultural norms in light of evolving research findings, students are expected to increase their understanding of issues germane to sport. This course is approved as a Diversity General Education Course.

05.351 Kinesiology (3) - This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of human movement. After a survey of the musculoskeletal system students will engage in a detailed analysis of the primary articulations. The fundamentals of biomechanics will be examined to provide student with an appreciation of movement. Prerequisites: 50.173 and 50.174.

05.360 Sport Nutrition (3) - Is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to address the role of nutrition in response to acute and chronic exercise. Practice areas will include nutrition for fitness and sport, human energy metabolism during acute exercise and exercise training, vitamin and mineral balance and exercise, and fluid and electrolyte balance during exercise. Prerequisites: 50.205 or equivalent introductory nutrition course.

05.378 Exercise Physiology I (4) - Provides a continuation of basic and advanced exercise physiology as applied to adults and the elder population. This course is intended to develop student�s knowledge of the physiology of human performance, the effects of ergogenic aids, aging, and the environment on physical performance. Prerequisites: 50.173, 50.174, 52.101 and 54.111.

05.380 Research Methods in Exercise Science (3) - Introduces fundamental concepts of research methodology, statistical tools and concepts commonly employed in the exercise sciences. Discusses application of measuring and evaluating human performance with a special emphasis on developing competency in the use of available software packages.

05.397 Adult Health Development Program (3) - An intergenerational and multicultural health program that trains students to work one-on-one with older adults to promote health and well-being. This course will only apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.

05.413 Current Issues in Sport and Exercise (3) - Sharpens students' critical thinking and writing skills while interpreting and analyzing recent research in exercise science. Critically studies the most recent research in the area of exercise science and its subdisciplines, including exercise physiology, epidemiology and biochemistry. Deepens students' understanding of the development of a line if inquiry in exercise science and integrates and extends the information covered in the prerequisite courses. Prerequisites: 50.173, 50.174, 05.476 or permission of the instructor.

05.414 Exercise Prescription and Programming for Special Populations (3) - Provides students with a basic overview of theoretical, scientific and applied perspectives of exercise prescriptions of special populations. Practical experience, physical fitness programs and modified fitness programs will be introduced and incorporated in working with special populations. Prerequisites: 05.278, 05.476.

05.450 ECG Interpretation/Exercise Testing (3) - Provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise testing in a research/clinical environment. Students gain knowledge in basic electrocardiogram interpretation for the normal and the diseased heart. A survey of cardiorespiratory structure and function will be provided. Prerequisite: 05.378, 50.174 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

05.452 Cardiac Rehabilitation (3) - Provides student with both a theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiac rehabilitation. Students study the etiology, epidemiology, patient differences, logistical and administrative considerations, treatments, as well as the education of the cardiac patient. Prerequisites: 05.378.

05.454 Seminar: Exercise Specialists and Health Fitness Instructor (3) - Provides graduate and undergraduate students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for serving as an exercise specialist and a health fitness instructor in the fields of health, fitness and clinical exercise physiology. The curriculum is based on the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine for their professional certifications. Prerequisites: 05.476, 05.414, or permission of the instructor.

05.477 Exercise Prescription and Programming (3) - Emphasizes the academic and technical knowledge necessary to conduct health and fitness programs in public and private agencies. Students are prepared to assume leadership and management positions within the health and fitness industries. Prerequisite: 05.378.

05.478 Exercise Physiology II (3) - This is an advanced undergraduate course in the physiology of exercise dealing with acute and chronic responses of various systems to exercise and training. Special emphasis will be given to environmental physiology (altitude, temperature, underwater and microgravity environments) and its impact on human performance. Prerequisite: 05.378.

05.479 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3) - The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, sills and abilities developed to address the role of the clinical exercise physiologist in the exercise management of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities. Practice areas will include cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic and hemotologic disorders. Prerequisites: 05.378, 50.174 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

05.498 Internship in Exercise Science (6-15) - Provides the student with a practical on-site work experience in which technical skills and abilities are applied. Site is selected by the student with the approval of the major director. Required experience is designed to be the culminating experience of undergraduate course work and facilitates the transition from the role of student to employee. Prerequisites: 50.173, 50.174, 05.476, 05.477.

05.500 Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques (3) - Provides experiences in the use of conventional technology and procedures in the measurement and assessment of physiological functioning and the maintenance and calibration of such equipment.

05.510 Research Methods in Exercise Science (3) - Provides a complete overview of the research process employed in exercise science. Specific emphasis is given to conceptualization of the research problem, hypothesis development, literature review and basic statistical procedures. Alternative research paradigms and methodologies (qualitative, survey) are also discussed.

05.511 ECG Interpretation and Exercise Testing (3) - Includes basic ECG theory and interpretation and the theory and applied physiology of exercise testing.

05.513 Current Issues in Sport and Exercise (3) - Sharpens students' critical thinking and writing skills while interpreting and analyzing recent research in exercise science. Critically studies the most recent research in the area of exercise science and its subdisciplines, including exercise physiology, epidemiology and biochemistry. Deepens students' understanding of the development of a line if inquiry in exercise science and integrates and extends the information covered in the prerequisite courses.

05.551 Mechanics of Human Movement (3) - A quantitative approach to movement analysis. The mechanical principles and laws that govern motion will be reviewed, studied and applied to the human body as it engages in exercise, sport performance and daily living tasks.

05.553 Exercise in Chronic Disease Management (3) - The purpose of this course is to examine the use of exercise as a diagnostic, evaluative and rehabilitative tool for individuals with chronic diseases or disabilities. The underlying physiologic causes of various diseases and the identification of clinical symptoms will be examined, as well as the utility of exercise training to monitor and evaluate clinical progress. Prerequisites: 05.575, 05.576 or permission of the instructor.

05.554 Seminar: Exercise Specialist and Health Fitness Instructor (3) - Provides graduate and undergraduate students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for serving as an exercise specialist and a health fitness instructor in the fields of health, fitness and clinical exercise physiology. The curriculum is based on the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine for their professional certifications.

05.556 Muscular Adaptations to Exercise (3) - Designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to address the adaptability of skeletal muscle in response to acute and chronic exercise. Practice areas will include detailed study of skeletal muscle anatomy and physiology.

05.588 Introduction to Athletic Training (3) - Prepares the student with a broad base of clinical applications and skills in athletic training. The knowledge, skills and attitudes learned in the course will reflect basic administrative responsibilities, professional development, risk management, and acute care for an entry-level athletic trainer. Specific focus will be placed on established standards of care in sports medicine. This course includes a laboratory component that will develop psychomotor skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the Entry-Level Master's Athletic Training Education Program.

05.560 Exercise Nutrition and Metabolism (3) - Designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to address the role of nutrition in response to acute and chronic exercise. Practice areas will include detailed study of nutrition for fitness and sport, human energy metabolism during exercise, carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and exercise, vitamin and mineral balance and exercise, fluid and electrolyte balance during exercise, and ergogenic substances. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.575 Exercise Physiology I (3) - Provides a continuation of basic and advanced exercise physiology principles. Intended to develop student's knowledge of the physiology of human performance, the effects of ergogenic aids, aging, and the environment on physical performance.

05.576 Exercise Physiology II (3) - Concentrates on the physiological responses and adaptations that result during and after exercise. Focuses on energy metabolism, the structure and function of skeletal muscles and cardiovascular dynamics during exercise.

05.580 Orthopedic Assessment I (3) - Prepares the graduate athletic training student to recognize and evaluate orthopedic injuries commonly sustained in the athletic environment. Topics include an evidence-based sports medicine approach to injuries to the upper extremities, trunk, and spine. This course includes a laboratory component that will develop psychomotor skills. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Admission into the Entry-Level Master's Athletic Training Education Program.

05.581 Orthopedic Assessment II (3) - Prepares the graduate athletic training student to recognize and evaluate orthopedic injuries commonly sustained in the athletic environment. Topics include an evidence-based sports medicine approach to injuries to the lower extremities, pelvis, hip, knee, and ankle. This course includes a laboratory component that will develop psychomotor clinical skills. Prerequisites: Orthopedic Assessment I (05.580); Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Admission into the Entry-Level Master's Athletic Training Education Program.

05.582 Therapeutic Modalities (3) - Provides students with the theoretical foundation of therapeutic modalities as a component of athletic injury reconditioning programs. Theory, clinical aspects, and evidence-based practice in the use of therapeutic modalities are examined. This course will have a laboratory component that will develop psychomotor skills. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Orthopedic Assessment I and II (05.580, 05.581) Admission into the Entry-Level Master's Athletic Training Education Program.

05.583 Therapeutic Exercise (3) - Examines evidence-based selection, application, and design of therapeutic exercise programs for injuries to the upper extremity, lower extremity, trunk, and spine. This course will encompass multiple methods, laboratory experiences, and techniques of therapeutic exercise including aquatic exercises. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Orthopedic Assessment I and II (05.580, 05.581) Admission into the Entry-Level Master's Athletic Training Education Program.

05.584 General Medical Conditions in the Athlete (3) - General Medical Conditions in the Athlete - Prepares the graduate athletic training student to use the diagnostic decision-making process. Topics include an evidence-based medicine approach to infections, influenza, skin disorders, and diseases of the body systems. This course includes a laboratory component that will develop psychomotor skills. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.585 Pathophysiology/Pharmocology (3) - Prepares the graduate athletic training student in the recognition of pathology and mechanisms of diseases that are not associated with specific traumatic incidents. This course includes the pharmacologic treatment of major illnesses, injuries, and diseases in the rehabilitative settings. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Orthopedic Assessment I and II (05.580, 05.581) Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program

05.586 Advanced Sports Medicine (3) - Prepares the graduate athletic training student for the practice of athletic training including the ability to integrate knowledge of professional development and responsibility, and administrative/management issues of a healthcare facility and practice. Organization and administration topics will include current issues, professional conduct, preparation and planning, designing, developing, implementing, and directing an athletic training health care program and facility. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (50-173, 50-174); Kinesiology (05.351); Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (05.282); Orthopedic Assessment I and II (05.580, 05.581) Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.587 Exercise Psychology (3) - Prepares the graduate athletic training student in the foundation of applied sport and exercise psychology with a variety of topics (e.g., motivation, communication, anxiety, leadership, and applied psychological skills). This course will emphasize the psychology of the injured athlete/exerciser, and focus on major theories, research, and application in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Prerequisites: Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.591 Supervised Clinical I (3) - Prepares the student for clinical application of skills in the assessment and management of orthopedic related injury to the upper extremity, head/face, cervical, and thoracic spine. Laboratory sessions are conducted to assimilate classroom knowledge with clinical decision-making. Prerequisites: Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.592 Supervised Clinical II (3) - Prepares the student for clinical application of skills in the assessment and management of orthopedic related injury to the lower extremities and lumbar spine. Laboratory sessions are conducted to assimilate classroom knowledge with clinical decision-making. Prerequisites: Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.593 Supervised Clinical III (3) - Prepares the student for clinical application of skills in assessment and management of general medical situations common to athletic training. In addition, this course will develop clinical skills in applying therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation of athletic and exercise related injuries. The scope of this course will be restricted to recognition of injuries, immediate management and referral. Laboratory sessions are conducted to assimilate classroom knowledge with clinical decision-making. Prerequisites: Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.594 Supervised Clinical IV (3) - Prepares the student for clinical application of skills in applying therapeutic modalities to the injured patient. The scope of this course will include experiences in clinical outreach services, role delineation, and insurance management. Laboratory sessions are conducted to assimilate classroom knowledge with clinical decision-making. Prerequisites: Admission into the Entry-Level Master�s Athletic Training Education Program.

05.595 Adult Fitness Practicum (3-6) - Provides the student with a practical on-site work experience in which technical skills and abilities are applied. Site is selected by the student with the approval of the Coordinator of Graduate studies. Required experience is designed to be the culminating experience of graduate course work (for non thesis option) and facilitates the transition from the role of student to employee.

05.596 Independent Study (3) - Studies a topic via either review and research of technical exercise physiological literature or empirical manipulation of variables in the field or laboratory under supervision of an exercise science faculty member. Requires written report on results of study. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor, departmental approval and approval by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.