Research Methods in Kinesiology
Senior Research Projects
Senior Research Projects is designed to draw upon the knowledge and skills you have acquired during the major course work, and asks you to go one step further. An integrated research project will be designed and conducted. All aspects of the scientific process (experimental design, identification of the problem, generation of a hypothesis, review of the literature, methodology, data collection, analysis, and reduction, statement of the results, and discussion/interpretation of the results) will be explored. This is a "hands-on", participatory course. All students will be involved in all aspects of this process, including presentation of the findings.
Fitness & Wellness Internship
Muscle Mechanics is a paired undergraduate and graduate class designed to address mechanical and physiological properties of skeletal muscles, tendons and ligaments, in the context of the physiological adaptations from a variety of interventions. This is accomplished through a systematic approach beginning with an introduction to muscle developmental biology, muscle cell architecture and physiological properties of muscle, tendon and ligaments. This content forms the foundation for later material where the student is lead through a series of topics emphasizing skeletal muscle adaptations associated with injury, physical inactivity, and resistance training. Lastly, we will explore several philosophies of rehabilitative exercise program design, focusing on common injuries of the upper- and lower-body.
Neuromotor Control Processes
Exercise Testing & Prescription
Science, Sport & Fitness
Science, Sport & Fitness is designed to provide an academic environment where students can explore some basic issues regarding their biological and physical environments that directly effect there physical fitness, health, and movement performances. This is accomplished through a systematic process of introducing an issue of human performance, identifying basic science issues associated with that aspect of human performance, and demonstrating the connections between both. Then the student is lead through a series of lectures and readings on the relevant topics emphasizing how fitness, health, and movement performance is impacted by the degree by which the quality and quantity of the basic science issue functions in the persons. An understanding of the interrelationships between human performance and basic science issues allows the student to better appreciate how the functional capacities of the human body are regulated by the laws of science which are, in turn, impacted by the internal and external environment of the individual. It follows, then, that several aspects of our modern society, both local and global, can place stresses of both positive and negative natures on those environments. Therefore, the Kinesiology 355 topics include the coverage of issues such as pollution, disease/health, hypokinesis, energy transfer, nutrition, lifestyle, ageing, and technology, and how those issues impact one's functional capacities over the lifespan.