MSE in Exercise Science Course Descriptions

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Course Descriptions
 
KES 5313 Physiological Basis of Human Performance- The purpose of this course is to prepare the student in the areas of exercise physiology. The goals of this course are to provide the student with an active learning experience that will increase their knowledge of (a) energy metabolism and nutrition, (b) aerobic and anaerobic principles of work and exercise, (c) body composition measurement themes in exercise science, (d) cardiorespiratory / renal responses to exercise, and (e) muscular / neural responses to exercise, and (f) thermoregulation during exercise in differing environments.
 
KES 5305 Research Methods- This course provides students with integrated background in exercise science and prepares them for research testing in procedures commonly found in exercise science research. Students are introduced to current trends and research topics coupled with laboratory techniques in areas of motor behavior, biomechanics and exercise physiology. 
 
KES 5312 Advanced Human Nutrition- The content of this course will be focused on the metabolism of food by various tissues of the body and its relation to exercise.  The role of diet in the development and treatment of some chronic diseases will be discussed along with the application of nutritional principles to enhance overall lifestyles. 
 
KES 5307 Issues in Sports Law- This Sport Law course is designed to enable graduate students to expand their knowledge of some of the laws, rules, and regulations that apply to the sport and exercise science industry and that impact the work setting of sport organizations.
 
KES 5314 Diagnostic Tests & Measurements in Exercise Science- This course will provide students with the background on the appropriate design structures, both qualitative and quantitative, for research projects. Within the different framework of experimental designs and emphases will be on how to collect and organize data, data cleaning, statistical analysis and the interpretation of data.
 
KES 5316 Neurological Basis for Motor Learning and Control- This course is designed to provide an understanding of psychological/physiological principles involved in motor learning, control, and performance in skill acquisition for school age children and adult populations.  This course will focus on how people learn skills and perform them, how they develop skills, and how skills are used in various situations. 
 
KES 5315 Group Dynamics- This course is designed to have two interrelated goals: 1) acquaint you with theory and research on small groups 2) improve your skills as participant in & observer of small groups To accomplish these goals, readings, lecture, and discussion are paired with group exercises and hands-on practice in observing and interpreting group dynamics.
 
KES 5373 Health and Human Behavior- This course will review behavioral and biomedical theory and research with regard to the contributions of psychological factors to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and illness. Students will consider the effect of activity and exercise as they relate to illness and disease.
 
KES 5909 Advanced Practicum or Internship/Project in Exercise Science- This internship is designed to follow-up with your educational background and work history.  Upon completion of the internship, the graduate student will present a professional presentation to the faculty of where they performed their internship, the organization, and the duties performed while working for the organization.  The graduate student will reflect on their experience - what they learned about the job, and discuss what they learned about themselves.