Public health seeks to understand and improve the health and wellbeing of both individual people and of populations (groups of people). In this course we examine public health perspectives on health, wellness, illness, and population well-being. This includes understanding key influences on the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations and addressing health problems from a population health perspective.
This course introduces students to the rhetorical practices of technical and professional communication in the health sciences, including technical reporting, communicating with the public, and visual and oral presentations.
Introduces students to a variety of topics related to the discipline and provides students with an overview of career pathways and professional development. Introduces the biological and physical bases of exercise responses and adaptations to chronic physical activity in humans. Emphasizes the integrated exercise responses of the body systems. Examination of appropriate exercise principles and concepts is accompanied by critical examination of misconceptions, fads, and myths that pervade exercise and fitness activities. Recommended for students in their freshman or sophomore year.
Study of the theory and principles of athletic injury as associated with human performance. Emphasis is placed on the application of scientific principles of human growth and development, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and emergency care, and on the understanding of rehabilitative procedures.
Examines the theoretical and practical aspects of exercise testing, body composition, fitness evaluation, and clients interviews and education.
Focuses on motor development, neural control of movement,
learning, and memory throughout the life span, with special
reference to pediatrics and geriatrics.
Analysis of exercise responses, testing and prescription, and adaptation to chronic physical activity in special populations, including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, work hardening, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, pregnancy, and others.
This course is competency based and emphasizes basic skills in critical analysis and assessment of professional literature pertinent to the exercise sciences.
Principles and content of functional neuroanatomy and neurology. Presentation of neuron cytology, central nervous system development and organization, motor structures, pathways, and control of movement.
Introduction to the mechanical, neuromuscular, and anatomical bases of human movement. Quantitative and qualitative biomechanical analyses of multisegment motion is analyzed from the perspective of joint and muscle mechanics, kinematics, and kinetics.
Analysis of physiologic responses and adaptations of the various
body systems and structures to acute and chronic physical activity
and to environmental stress. Cellular mechanisms that underlie
these responses are emphasized.
The UB Curriculum Capstone provides a forum for students to demonstrate and integrate their learning by making critical and meaningful connections within the UB Curriculum experience.
Topics include nutrition for athletes, energy systems for different activities, weight control, ergogenic aids, osteoporosis, and selected health problems among athletes related to nutritional deficiencies.
note: cross-registered as NTR 505
Eight-week course for students in exercise science and
occupational therapy only. Laboratories involve dissection of the
human cadaver, emphasizing the musculoskeletal system. Lectures
emphasize clinical correlations.
Examines assessments of muscle strength and power, using whole body and specific measures. Covers exercise prescription, program administration, and management.
The senior internship is conducted in settings conducive to the
development/refinement of skills and abilities related to a
professional role, under the guidance of an approved field
supervisor and/or university personnel. All exercise science
coursework (including electives) must be completed prior to the
Develops basic competencies necessary for the evaluation and assessment of needs, interests, and performance in comprehensive health-related fitness programming in compliance with American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Provides skills training in the administration and interpretation of standard testing/assessment protocols in both on and off-campus laboratory settings.
Facilitates transition from student to intern to entry level professional. Addresses securing an internship, professional development and searching for employment.
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