Course Descriptions

ES 502 Neuromuscular and Metabolic Responses to Exercise

3 Credits, Fall Semester

Advanced study of the physiological basis of the short-term response and long-term adaptation of the neuromuscular and metabolic systems to exercise. Study includes discussion of the responses in healthy and non-healthy populations. Exercise as a therapeutic intervention is explored. Student presentations are required.

ES 503 Cardiopulmonary Responses to Exercise

3 Credits, Spring Semester

Advanced study of the physiological basis of the short-term response and long-term adaptation of the cardiopulmonary systems to exercise. The impact of environment also is discussed. Study includes discussion of these responses in healthy and non-healthy populations. Exercise as a therapeutic intervention is explored. Student presentations are required.

ES 539 Research Seminar

2 Credits, Fall/Spring Semester

Lectures and other presentations in selected topics relevant to exercise science and physical therapy.

ES 568 Epidemiology and Public Health for Health Professionals

3 Credits, Fall Semester

The purpose of this course is to provide students in Health Professions degree programs an introduction to epidemiology and a foundational knowledge of public health concepts. Students will learn basic epidemiologic principles and methods and apply them to current public health issues, particularly those related to their discipline. Topics include an overview and history of public health, how epidemiologic methods have evolved over time to help us study disease, the natural history and transmission of disease, investigation of an outbreak, basic epidemiologic study designs, measures of disease occurrence, measures of association and risk, criteria used to assess causal relationships in health, and basic principles of population screening and surveillance.

ES 589 Directed Readings

1-3 Credits, Fall/Spring Semester

An elective offering for advanced students to complement and supplement formal courses within the sub-disciplines of exercise science and physical therapy, providing in -depth investigations of selected topics.

NTR 505 Exercise Nutrition

2 Credits, Fall Semester

This course will cover the main aspects of nutrition as related to exercise and physical performance. These are the energy systems in exercise, nutritional aspects of substrate utilization (digestion, absorption, metabolism, etc), assessment of nutritional needs and diet modification. Dietary development for weight loss, body composition changes and performance will be covered. These topics will be covered from a nutritional view. They will focus on advanced topics not covered in the prerequisites.