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KINS 5094 - Seminar

Issues and research in the biological and social science fields.

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KINS 5099 - Independent Study

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KINS 5100 - Musculoskeletal Examination and Acute Treatment I

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the common types of orthopedic injuries and/or dysfunctions that occur to the upper extremity during physical activity and/or athletics. Injuries will be discussed from the following viewpoints: etiology and mechanism of injury; pathology; recognition and evaluation techniques; protocols; and prevention. Students will also learn to apply the techniques of orthopedic injury assessment and evaluation as well as the immediate care of those injuries.

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KINS 5109 - General Medical Aspects in Athletic Training

Prepares the athletic training student to recognize, evaluate, and manage common general medical conditions that may affect physically active individuals. Conditions that affect all of the major body systems will be discussed. Information regarding the relationship between nutrition and physical fitness for the purpose of developing individualized nutrition plans for physical fitness and general well-being will be provided.

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KINS 5110 - Leadership, Administration, and Professional Development in Athletic Training

Concepts for student’s majoring in athletic training regarding professional development and healthcare administration and organization. Topics related to personnel management, leadership, daily operations, finance, facility design, information management, workshop development, interviewing skills, ethics and ethical decision-making, organizational structure, work-place culture, among other topics that pertain to the profession of athletic training will be discussed.

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KINS 5111 - Practical Applications of Injury Assessment and Care

Provides students an opportunity to solidify, improve upon and refine assessment skills, treatment plans and rehabilitation prescription. Students’ ability to provide proper documentation utilizing a written SOAP note, including differential diagnoses as well as immediate treatment and short- and long-term plans rehabilitation will be assessed throughout the semester.

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KINS 5112 - Counseling Strategies and Psychology of Athletic Injury

Prepares students to recognize clients/patients exhibiting abnormal social, emotional, and mental behaviors. Coupled with recognition is the ability to intervene and refer these individuals as necessary. Students learn to appreciate the role of mental health in injury and recovery and use interventions to optimize the connection between mental health and restoration of participation.

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KINS 5113 - Principles of Neuromuscular Conditioning & Sport Performance

Prepares the entry-level athletic trainer to be versed in strength and conditioning principles and exercise as a means to help prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. The physiology behind muscle and bone development related to exercise and strength training and designing targeted strength training programs to treat abnormalities after injury and to optimize performance will be discussed.

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KINS 5200 - Athletic Training Clinical Rotation I

In this practicum experience, the student works directly with a certified athletic trainer serving as the clinical preceptor and is assigned to a specific athletic training practice setting. This experience involves providing day-to-day care for the participants, as well as administering treatments and rehabilitation under the supervision of the clinical preceptor. Students will be expected to be immersed daily into the role of the athletic trainer.

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KINS 5203 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV

Students work directly with a certified athletic trainer and is assigned to a specific athletic training practice setting. Involves providing day-to-day care for the participants, as well as administering treatments and rehabilitation under supervision of the certified trainer. Students will be expected to be immersed daily into the role of the athletic trainer.

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KINS 5204 - Athletic Training Clinical Experience V

Students work directly with a certified athletic trainer and is assigned to a specific athletic training practice setting. Involves providing day-to-day care for the participants, as well as administering treatments and rehabilitation under supervision of the preceptor. Students will be expected to be immersed daily into the role of the athletic trainer.

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KINS 5205 - Culminating Athletic Training Clinical Experience

Students work directly with a certified athletic trainer and is assigned to a specific athletic training practice setting. Involves providing day-to-day care for the participants, as well as administering treatments and rehabilitation under supervision of the preceptor. Students will be expected to be immersed daily into the role of the athletic trainer.

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KINS 5320 - Psychological Aspects of Sport

The behavioral variables that affect an individual’s performance in sport.

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KINS 5330 - Analysis of Amateur Sport

This course will acknowledge the complexity and scope of the sport inudstry while addressing all segments of amateur sport including, intercollegiate athletics, youth sport, and community sport and recreation.

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KINS 5335 - Analysis of Professional Sport

This course will acknowledge the complexity and scope of the sport industry while specifically addressing professional sport.

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KINS 5345 - Theory and Methods of Research

Theoretical and empirical foundations of quantitative and qualitative research in sport and leisure science including research design, implementation and statistical analysis.

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KINS 5488 - Theory of Clinical Analysis

This course will provide an introduction to the principles and procedures of various tests performed in Clinical Chemistry. The course will present the physiological basis, principle and procedures and the clinical significance of test results, including quality control and reference values. Emphasis is placed on basic chemical laboratory technique, electrolytes, acid-base balance, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, endocrine function, TDM, toxicology, hematology, and coagulation.

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KINS 5500 - Research Techniques and Experimental Designs in Exercise Science

This course will give the student an understanding of research designs and methods in exercise science when examining different research topics related to human, animal and cell culture models.

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KINS 5507 - Fundamentals of Exercise Prescription

An examination and application of the principles of exercise prescription in primary disease prevention. Students will advance their knowledge in the exercise pre-participation health screening and pre-exercise evaluation processes. Students will develop exercise prescriptions for healthy adults and adults with multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors and/or special considerations. Student will learn how to adjust an exercise prescription for clients taking common medications that affect the exercise response and learn behavioral strategies to improve exercise adherence.

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KINS 5508 - Exercise Prescription for Individuals with Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions

Taught online. An in-depth examination and application of the principles of exercise prescription for individuals living with chronic diseases and health conditions. Students will advance their knowledge in prescribing exercise for special populations that include groups with cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal diseases and conditions across the lifespan, among others.

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KINS 5510 - Exercise Metabolism

Influence of aerobic and anaerobic exercise on energy metabolism and the utilization of nutrients, as viewed from the perspectives of physiology, a variety of sports, heredity, maturation, and disease.

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KINS 5512 - Preventing Sudden Death in Sport

This course provides an in-depth examination of the causes of sudden death in the athletic/exercise environment. The most current evidence-based guidelines pertaining to the prevention, recognition, and treatment of these conditions will be explored and discussed.

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KINS 5514 - Legal Considerations of Sudden Death in Sport–Issues for Medical Staff and Athletic Administrators

A seminar style course, which is intended to provide Kinesiology graduate students with formal instrucation regarding legal aspects of sudden death in sport. The course will cover sport law concepts and will draw upon the case law of recent incidents of sudden death in sport to explore the various criminal and civil legal ramifications that arise when preventable deaths occur in domain of organized sport and physical activity.

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KINS 5515 - Scientific Presentations

Skills required for: writing scientific articles/abstracts, reviewing manuscripts, and presenting results at scientific meetings.

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KINS 5520 - Scientific Instrumentation

Scientific instruments in the Human Performance Laboratory. Development of skills necessary to perform analyses on these instruments.

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KINS 5525 - Laboratory Analytical Techniques

Analytical methods utilized in exercise science laboratories.

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KINS 5530 - Physiology of Stressful Environments

Exercising and resting responses/adaptations/illnesses to high altitude, cold, hyperbaric, polluted, and zero gravity environments. The acute and chronic effects of electromagnetic radiation fields and sleep deprivation will also be studied.

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KINS 5533 - Current Research and Issues in Athletic Training

Acquaint students of athletic training with the recent research in the field, the components of conducting and publishing research in this field, and preparation for research endeavors at the graduate level. Also, we will cover relevant issues/policies/laws related to athletic training that are currently being regionally or nationally debated, discussed, and/or implemented.

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KINS 5534 - Advanced Clinical Care in Sports Medicine

A discussion/lecture-based class designed to explore advanced topics for graduate students in athletic training. The class is designed to further students’ knowledge and skills regarding “hot” topics within the athletic training profession.

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KINS 5535 - Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Performance

Quantitative research in sport motion, two-dimensional and three-dimensional analysis, kinematic and kinetic analysis, instrumentation (videography, computer systems).

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KINS 5550 - Children and Physical Activity

Overview of systems physiology for pediatric individuals. The impact of physical activity and chronic training will be evaluated.

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KINS 5595 - Special Topics in Exercise Prescription

Taught online. An in-depth examination and application of the principles of exercise prescription for healthy populations with special considerations, and unique circumstances under which people exercise related to both athletic and clinical populations. Students will advance their knowledge in prescribing exercise for healthy populations with special populations such as children and older adults, populations with unique considerations such as the spinal cord injured and amputee athletes, and unique exercise circumstances such as environmental considerations and wearable technologies, among others.

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KINS 6094 - Seminar

Cooperative study of developments and problems in the student’s area of specialization.

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KINS 6100 - Data Analysis and Reporting in Kinesiology

This course prepares students to analyze data and critically appraise research literature using a broad variety of methods applicable to laboratory and clinical research. Students will gain experience using software to analyze data germane to exercise kinesiology and report results in a manner consistent with leading journals in the field .Knowledge of basic statistical principles is assumed.

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KINS 6102 - Concepts and Principles of Clinical and Classroom Teaching in Athletic Training

A combination of lecture and discussion-based course, which is intended to provide the athletic trainer with formal instruction regarding clinical supervision and teaching. The course will cover both effective strategies and techniques for success in the classroom as well as in the clinical education setting.

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KINS 6103 - Employment Concepts and Issues in Athletic Training

This course will use a combination of lecture and discussion to cover topics related to workplace structure, organizational culture, and professional socialization/professional development.

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KINS 6106 - Qualitative Research Methods

Introduction to the role of qualitative research in healthcare and exercise science. Major approaches used in conducting qualitative research and the application of these methods to problems and phenomena in healthcare and athletic training will be examined. The emphasis of the course is on the developmental process prior to collection, collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative data. Exploration and application of topics such as sampling, interviewing and observation techniques, data analysis methods, and reporting of qualitative research will be addressed. Evaluation and critique of research studies utilizing qualitative methods will also be examined.

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KINS 6320 - Advanced Sport Sociology

Advanced topics in sport sociology and sport psychology with special emphasis on those models and theoretical perspectives that are associated with generating significant research in the area.

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KINS 6425 - Special Topics in Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

An in-depth examination of health issues across the lifespan. The health issues addressed will involve perspectives from social and behavioral health science, occupational and environmental health science, and/or public health policy.

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KINS 6450 - Exercise Endocrinology

Overview of cellular endocrinology with a focus on the impact of acute and chronic exercise on these systems.

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KINS 6500 - Exertional Heat Stroke

An in-depth examination of pathophysiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return to play considerations for exertional heat stroke, with a secondary emphasis on all exertional heat illnesses.

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KINS 6505 - Teaching Strategies to Enhance Learning for Health Fitness & Sport Professionals

The course provided students with a “hands-on” approach to the translation of learning theories and styles and the principles of curriculum development, design and assessment into the practice of activities that enhance learning for health fitness and sport professionals.

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KINS 6510 - Physiology of Human Performance

Selected physiological principles related to exercise stress, including related laboratory experience.

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KINS 6512 - Advanced Resistance Training Physiology

Provides students with an in-depth overview of the physiological mechanismsmediating the different exercise prescriptions in resistance training.

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KINS 6520 - Thermal Physiology

Detrimental effects which exercise in the heat and dehydration have on: cardiovascular function, strength, endurance, fluid-electrolyte balance, disposition, and heat tolerance.

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KINS 6525 - Muscle Physiology in Exercise and Sport

Structural, morphological and biochemical changes in muscle with exercise and training.

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KINS 6530 - Repair of Musculoskeletal Tissue

This course teaches fundamental processes necessary for the understanding of our physiologic response to injury stress, healing and recovery. This course is geared toward graduate education in the Department of Kinesiology. The scope of physiologic discussion will span from cell to organism. Discussion will center on systemic and tissue specific responses to injury. Some prior exposure to organ level physiology, endocrinology, and cell biology is recommended.

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KINS 6535 - Neuromuscular Function & Effects of Injury

The structural and neural properties of skeletal muscle and the response to injury will be examined.

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KINS 6550 - Body Weight Regulation and Exercise

Overview course of factors impacting body weight, including neuroendocrine control of metabolism and body weight. The role of physical activity in the maintenance of body weight is also considered.

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