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SWARTZ, DANIEL, Professor and Chairperson
AXTELL, ROBERT S., Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Exercise Science
MISASI, SHARON P., Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Exercise Science (certification only)
PANICHAS, PATRICIA, Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Exercise Science (cross endorsement)
GREGORY, ROBERT, Associate Professor
KEMLER, DAVID S., Professor
LATCHMAN, PETER, Associate Professor
LUNN, WILLIAM., Associate Professor
MARINO, DORIS M., Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in School Health Education
MORIN, GARY E., Professor
ROTHBARD, MATTHEW, Associate Professor
TALPEY, SCOTT, Assistant Professor
YANG, JINJIN, Professor

Exercise Science, M.S. - Human Performance

Exercise Science, M.S. - Sport Psychology

School Health Education, M.S.
A master of science degree with a specialization in School Health Education is offered through the Exercise Science Department in the School of Education. The program is designed to impart graduate level competencies as developed by American Association for Health Education and the National Council on Health Education Credentialing. The program is based on research-based state of the art concepts and strategies in health education. It is designed to prepare students to teach, establish, implement, plan and evaluate programs of school health education.

ATH 510 - Clinical Anatomy and Kinesiology

An investigation into human anatomy focusing on arthrokinematics and osteokinematics of bone articulation and associated muscle actions. Emphasis on the fundamental knowledge necessary to understand dysfunction and applying therapeutic principles such as joint mobilizations.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Masters Athletic Training Program. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 520 - Prevention and Health Promotion

Emphasizes illness and injury prevention in the physically active. Education of patients/clients in the basic concepts of nutrition, environmental concerns and assessing preseason status. Application of personal protective equipment and basic wrapping techniques.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 540 - Athleic Training Clinical Practice I

Initial full-time eight week immersed supervised clinical placement for demonstration of professional behaviors, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students will be required to complete course requirements during weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, evenings, and holidays.

Prerequisite(s): 3.0 GPA in graduate athletic training coursework and ATH 510. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 542 - Examinaion and Diagnosis - Musculosketal Conditions

Application of evidenced-based knowledge and skills in the examination of acute and chronic pathologies involving the musculoskeletal system. The course will include the principles of the physical examination process to include imaging techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Good standing in the MAT Athletic Traning Program. Successful completion of ATH 510 and 520. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

7 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 543 - Primary and Emergency Care

Pathophysiological and mechanical responses to injury and the techniques to manage them. Instruction developing and implementing emergency action plans and the applying techniques such as splinting, spine boarding, concussion assessment and ambulatory aids.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Matster's in Athletics Training Program and at least a 'B-' or better in ATH 520 Prevention and Health. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 546 - Evidence Based Practice and Health Care Informatics I

First course of a progression emphasizing the use of patient circumstances, evidence and clinical expertise to guide clinical decision-making. Additionally, students will create and utilize healthcare information to foster collaboration among healthcare providers.

Prerequisite(s): Good Standing in MAT Program (3.0). Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 550 - Athletic Training Clinical Practice II

Continued full-time eight week immersed supervised clinical placement for demonstration of professional behaviors, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students will be required to complete course requirements during weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, evenings, and holidays.

Prerequisite(s): 3.0 GPA in Athletic Training Coursework. B- or better in ATH 540. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 551 - Therapeutic Interventions I - Pathophysiology and Physical Agents

Theory, application and clinical role of physical agents including manual, mechanical, thermotherapy, cryotherapy, hydrotherapy and electrotherapies. Application and fitting of strappings, braces and orthoses, and selected pharmacological interventions.

Prerequisite(s): Good standing in the MAT Athletic Training Program (3.0 GPA), 'B-' or better in ATH 510 and ATH 520. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 553 - Therapeutic Interventions II - Therapeutic Exercise

Application of evidenced-based rehabilitative principles and techniques in the treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of musculoskeletal conditions in a physically active population.

Prerequisite(s): Good Standing in MAT Program, 'B-' or better in ATH 542. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 555 - Illness and Interventions in the Physically Active I

Theory and laboratory practice in the assessment of selected non-musculoskeletal conditions. Includes instruction on preparing a treatment plan to include referral to an appropriate health care provider.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 556 - Evidenced Based Practice and Health Care Informatics II

Second course of a progression emphasizing the use of patient circumstances, evidence and clinical expertise to guide clinical decision-making. Additionally, students will create and utilize healthcare information to foster collaboration among healthcare providers.

Prerequisite(s): Good Standing in MAT Program (3.0), 'B-' or better in ATH 546. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 560 - Athletic Training Clinical Practice III

Continued full-time eight week immersed supervised clinical placement for demonstration of professional behaviors, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students will be required to complete course requirements during weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, evenings, and holidays.

Prerequisite(s): 3.0 GPA in Athletic Training Courseowrk, 'B-' or better in ATH 550.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 562 - Therapeutic Interventions III - Psychosocial and Pharmacological

Evidenced-based pharmacological and psychosocial interventions as applied in the professional practice of athletic training.

Prerequisite(s): Good standing Athletic Training Program, 'B-' or better in ATH 553. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 565 - Ilness and Interventions in the Physically Active II

Theory and laboratory practice in the recognition of cancer, genitourinary/reproductive and systemic conditions along with musculoskeletal disease. Includes instruction on preparing a treatment plan include referral to an appropriate health care provider.

Prerequisite(s): Good Standing in MAT Program (3.0 GPA), 'B-' or better in ATH 555. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 566 - EBP and Health Care Infomatics III

Third course of a progression emphasizing the use of patient circumstances, evidence, and clinical expertise to guide clinical decision making. Additionally, students will create and utilize healthcare information to foster collaboration among healthcare providers.

Prerequisite(s): 3.0 GPA in graduate athletic training coursework and ATH 556. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 570 - Athletic Training Clinical Practice IV

Culminating full-time eight week immersed supervised clinical placement for demonstration of professional behaviors, knowledge skills, and abilities. Students will be required to complete course requirements during weekday and weekend mornings, afternoon, evenings, and holidays.

Prerequisite(s): 3.0 GPA in Athleic Training coursework, 'B-' or bette rin ATH 560. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 572 - Professional Responsibilites and Health Administration

Emphasizes the fundamental principles of administration and evaluation of the delivery of athletic training services. Strategies in facility planning and operation, personnel management and other issues will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s): Good standing in MAT program (3.0), 'B-' or better in ATH 553, 555, and 565. Open to Matriclated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 575 - Occupational Injury and Prevention

Explores the prevention of workplace injury through employee education, task analysis and skill instruction. Covers OSHA reporting guidelines and issues associated with this patient/client population.

Prerequisite(s): 3.0 GPA in Atheltic Trianing Program and 'B-' or better in ATH 553 or departmental permission. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ATH 578 - Therapeutic Interventions IV - Capstone

Culminating course featuring activities designed to assess a student’s readiness to independently practice as an entry0level athletic trainer. Students will be expected to connect evidence to practice and reflect on how evidence impacts their practice.

Prerequisite(s): Good standing in MAT program, ATH 551, 553, and 562. Open to Matriculated ATH students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EXS 502 - Athletic Training Clinical Practicum

Observe and perform professional skills under the direct supervision of a program approved preceptor. Classroom and clinical experience emphasizes the application of clinical proficiencies within the context of clinical diagnosis and injury management. Satisfactory proficiency completion and a minimum of 60 contact days required.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EXS 503 - Clinical Capstone in Athletic Training

The integration and application of clinical proficiencies across the spectrum of athletic training education. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the six domains of athletic training to include injury prevention, clinical diagnosis, injury management, rehabilitation, organization and administration at an actual professional practice.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EXS 541 - Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity

Application of evidenced-based knowledge and skills in the examination of acute and chronic pathologies of the lumber spine and lower extremities. The course will include the principles of the physical examination process.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EXS 542 - Physical Examination of the Cervical Spine and Upper Extremities

Application of evidence-based knowledge and skills in the examination of acute and chronic pathologies of the cervical and thoracic spine and the upper extremities. The course will include postural examinations, gait assessment and the trunk region.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EXS 543 - Evidence-Based Practice in Therapeutic Exercise

Development and application of evidence-based rehabilitative principles and techniques in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in an active population.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EXS 545 - Occupational Injury Prevention and Ergonomics

Provides the skills necessary to prevent workplace injury through employee education and skill instruction. Students will receive an overview of ergonomics to include knowledge of workplace design in terms of injury prevention. Students will also gain knowledge in the impact that injury prevention can have in reducing company expenses.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EXS 552 - Biomechanics

Human performance analysis using Peak Performance Technologies motion analysis system. Scheduled every three semesters.

Prerequisite(s): undergraduate kinesiology or departmental permission. 

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

EXS 553 - Psychology of Sport

Recognition, study and understanding of the behavior of individuals involved in performance. Emotional arousal, aggression, motivation, personality and behavior modification will be addressed regarding groups and individuals of varying ages. Scheduled spring of even-numbered years.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

EXS 554 - Research Techniques

Selection and formulation of problems, research design and analysis of data, basic statistics. An individual research project is required. Scheduled fall semesters.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EXS 558 - Physiology of Exercise

Exercise effects on human physiological systems. Scheduled fall semesters.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EXS 565 - Physiological Basis and Application Principles of Designing Resistance

Training Programs The study of physiological mechanisms of the human body's adaptation to resistance training. Application of scientific findings to the design of safe, effective and efficient training programs for individuals will be emphasized. Scheduled spring of odd-numbered years.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 558 and EXS 552. 

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EXS 570 - Human Fitness, Exercise and Aging

Cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness, body composition, and nutrition regarding fitness, aging, and exercise prescription. Scheduled spring semesters of odd numbered years. Scheduled spring of odd-numbered years.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

EXS 571 - Methods and Procedures of Physical Fitness Testing

Lectures and laboratory sessions on the evaluation of body composition, aerobic fitness, isokinetic strength and flexibility. Scheduled spring semesters of even-numbered years. Scheduled spring of even-numbered years.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

EXS 573 - Sports Medicine

Physiologic and medical aspects of exercise. The interdisciplinary approach to fitness training, sports injuries, and rehabilitation. Scheduled fall semesters.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

EXS 574 - Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation

The development of Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs. Exercise testing, exercise prescription, program content, and fitness assessment and reassessment. Scheduled spring semesters of odd-numbered years.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EXS 576 - Heart Physiology

EKG interpretation, conduction, and contractile myocardial properties, coronary blood supply, invasive and noninvasive evaluation procedures, and emergency techniques will be addressed as they relate to sports medicine. Scheduled spring semesters of even-numbered years.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

EXS 577 - Youth in Sport

An examination of the role of youth in American sport from the perspectives of social, developmental and experimental psychological theory. Scheduled every third semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

EXS 578 - Exercise Psychology

An examination of why people exercise, the psychological effects of exercise, and stress management aspects of exercise, both immediately and over the long term. Scheduled spring semesters of odd-numbered years.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

EXS 579 - Sport Psychology Field Practicum I

The supervised field practicum provides opportunities for the student to apply conceptual material to practice situations and to develop professional practice competency. Weekly seminar required. Scheduled each semester.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 553, EXS 578, CSP 569, CSP 550, CSP 5 55, PSY 554, and PSY 557 and departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EXS 583 - Physiology of Exercise II

Advanced investigation of human physiological adaptations in response to exercise/exercise training. Theory of system's function, metabolic control, fatigue, and factors that affect performance will be studied. Scheduled spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 558.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

EXS 585 - Bionutrition of Exercise and Sport

Explores the relationship between physiological function of exercise/ sport performance and nutrient utilization during energy production. Scheduled fall semesters.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 558.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

EXS 590 - Thesis I: Proposal Development

Development of the thesis proposal including: introduction, review of literature, statement of the problem, hypotheses, procedures, selection of subjects and statistical design. Scheduled spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 554 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EXS 591 - Thesis II: Thesis Completion

Completion of thesis including: analysis of data, results, discussion, summary, conclusions and recommendations for future study. Scheduled each semester.

Prerequisite(s): EXS 590.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EXS 600 - Independent Study

Identification and investigation of a problem relevant to the field of physical education and the preparation and presentation of a scholarly document summarizing the study or research. Scheduled each semester.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

.5 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

SHE 500 - Health and Society

A survey of personal and social factors that influence mortality and morbidity of students, grades K-12. Emphasis is placed on how this information should be integrated into the school health program, and how the student can best avoid and manage these factors.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SHE 505 - School Health Educational Foundations

Provides a comprehensive framework for school health educators by introducing students to the history and philosophy of health education, health theory, and ethics.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

SHE 511 - School Health Nutrition Institute

A survey of skills, techniques and methods for teaching nutrition in schools (Pre-K-12). Instruction will cover all areas of nutrition mandated by the state. Emphasis will be placed on how and where to obtain resources for the instruction of nutrition in schools.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

SHE 547 - Drug Prevention Education Institute

Instruction will cover the effective preventive education strategies to teach drug education pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Required for state certification to teach health.

3 or 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2018

SHE 552 - School Health Intervention

An analysis of skills and methods necessary for intervention in health crises for students K-12. Emphasis is placed on use of the Student Assisting Groups, which focuses primarily on substance abuse, suicide and other destructive behaviors.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

SHE 554 - Research Techniques

Research methods and tools, selection and formulation of problems, research design, basic statistics, and analysis of data. An individual research project is required.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SHE 556 - Methods of Planning and Evaluation in School Health Education

Development of effective health education methods; public school and community resources for health education.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

SHE 558 - Group Process in School Health

A survey of individual and group processes that relate to school health instruction. Students learn how to facilitate groups for effective interaction. State mandated for certification to teach school health.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

SHE 560 - Curriculum Development in Health Education

Past, current, and future programs of health education. Developing skills for writing a curriculum in health education.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

SHE 561 - Sex Education

Teaching techniques and content for human sexuality instruction.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

SHE 570 - Organization and Administration of School Health Education

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and administer a planned school health education program for grades pre K-12. Students learn how to work cooperatively with schools, school boards, administration, the health department, education and health professional associations, and community groups to enhance the Coordinated School Health Program.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SHE 579 - Holistic Health Institute

Development of concepts and skills that assist the individual to understand and utilize holistic measures that promote health and prevent and treat illness, for personal and professional application.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

SHE 590 - Thesis/Special Project Seminar I

Development of the thesis or special project proposal including introduction, review of literature, statement of the problem, hypotheses, procedures, selection of subjects and statistical design.

Prerequisite(s): SHE 554 and departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

SHE 594 - Thesis/Special Project Seminar II

Completion of a thesis or special project.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

SHE 599 - Special Topics

Special Topics in School Health. (Topics vary)

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

SHE 600 - Directed Independent Study

Identification and investigation, under faculty supervision, of a student’s special interest in the field of health.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014