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.
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
Lectures and other presentations in selected topics relevant to exercise science and physical therapy.
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.
This lecture and discussion course teaches students the principles of grant writing. Each week of classes will typically consist of a lecture or demonstration followed by group discussion. The discussions will be structured with specific questions or topics and will be facilitated by the instructor. Students will write a proposal in the format suitable for submission for extramural competition.
Discusses nutrition as an important element for maintaining optimal health. Emphasizes the importance of each nutrient based on its biochemical and physiological functions. Studies nutritional needs at specific stages in the life cycle, as well as the implication of nutrition in major health problems in the United States, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer. Students learn to determine nutritional status through dietary analysis and learn to evaluate nutritional information.
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.