ES - Exercise Science

Department of Health and Exercise Science, College of Health Sciences

Graduate Courses in Exercise Science (ES)

Kelly Cole, Department Chair

ES 5000. Introduction to Research Principles and Design (3).F. The application of research principles to the management/administration of sport and exercise, the physiological responses associated with exercise, and the biomechanical assessment of movement and sport skills. Emphasis shall be placed on the appropriate application of research design and the utilization of scientific writing skills culminating in the development of a research prospectus.

ES 5060. Practicum: Strength and Conditioning (3).F. Practical application of scientific principles and concepts to physical conditioning programs. Students will participate in relevant practical activities involving or related to exercise science or sports medicine. Graded on an S/U basis.

ES 5200. Exercise Science Seminar (1).S. This course will be open to first year graduate students in Exercise Science. Topics to be discussed will fall within the sub-disciplines of the field of exercise science and will vary from semester to semester. Evaluation will be on participation, attendance and presentation quality.

ES 5500. Independent Study (1-4).F;S.

ES 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand. Courses may include topics such as: adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation; perceptual motor development; motor development; physical education for the handicapped; motor assessment and interpretation.

ES 5555. Advanced Nutritional Aspects of Exercise and Sports (3).S. A study of nutrition specific to physical activity and sport performance. The course utilizes reading, presentation, and discussion of published research on carbohydrate, protein, and fat consumption, digestion, and metabolism to demonstrate the importance of diet in exercise performance. A special concentration on ergogenic aids is provided. (Same as NUT 5555.)

ES 5560. Research Project (3).F;S. Selected broad research topical area of student's choice concerned with conceiving and carrying to completion a research project. Each student will have an advisor for the research project and will present the findings to peers in a colloquium.

ES 5591. Biomechanical and Physiological Laboratory Assessment (3).S. An introductory graduate course to provide experiences in data acquisition and problem solving through a variety of physiological and biomechanical laboratory techniques; a basic overview of sampling/recording techniques will be presented.

ES 5592. Data Analysis in Sport and Exercise Science (3).F. Methods of acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data most often encountered in sport and exercise science will be included. Emphasis will be placed on descriptive methods, statistical methods and computer applications.

ES 5600. Analysis of Sports Performance (3).S. This course is an overview of non-Olympic, Summer and Winter Olympic sports. It focuses on physiological and biomechanical requirements, and other performance characteristics and sport requirements. Typical resistance training programs for each sport will also be discussed.

ES 5620. Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiology (3).F. This is an advanced course in cardiovascular exercise physiology designed to address specific principles and concepts of cardiorespiratory physiology as they apply to physical work. Topics such as cardiac function, blood flow, ventilation, oxygen transport and metabolism will be covered, focusing on cardiovascular control during acute and chronic exercise.

ES 5623. Exercise Physiology (4).F. A study of the effects of exercise and training throughout the life cycle on bioenergetics, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, neural, muscular, skeletal, and endocrine systems within the context of acute exercise and adaptation to habitual exercise.

ES 5625. Exercise Testing for Clinical Populations (3).F. This course provides experience in common clinical exercise testing procedures and interpretation for various chronic disease populations. Students will be required to conduct a variety of clinical exercise tests used in the assessment of common cardiopulmonary and metabolic chronic diseases used in clinical settings and hospitals. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency through practical evaluations, written examinations, and group presentations. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to independently manage exercise testing in preparation for leadership roles in a variety of clinical settings.

ES 5645. Current Trends in Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology (3).S. This course details the functions of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems emphasizing pathophysiology and treatment Focus will be on current literature to address recent findings in disease and treatment. Prerequisite: ES 5620.

ES 5650. Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Strength and Conditioning (3).F. A comprehensive study of training theory and methods with an emphasis on the development of maximal strength, power, and anaerobic capacity. Also included is a brief review of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and bioenergetic aspects of exercise and training, as well as hands-on experience in lifts, drills, and testing procedures.

ES 5660. Exercise Prescription and Chronic Disease Management (3).S. A comprehensive overview of the physical, physiological, and metabolic responses of the human body to exercise testing and training in healthy individuals and in those with metabolic, cardiovascular, and/or pulmonary disease. The focus will be on exercise as both treatment and prevention of disease, as well as managing healthy and clinical populations in a safe and professional setting. Current literature will be included to keep students up to date with novel treatments. An overview of environmental and legal considerations in the prescriptive process will also be discussed. Prerequisite: ES 5620.

ES 5670. Clinical Exercise Practicum I (1-2).S. This course will provide practical experience within several community-based clinical exercise settings. Students will be required to complete 50 contact hours within an approved clinical setting for each hour of credit. Potential clinical settings include cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac testing, pulmonary testing, cancer rehabilitation and pediatric exercise programming. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisite: ES 5625.

ES 5680. Clinical Exercise Practicum II (1-2).F. This course will provide practical experiences within several community-based clinical exercise settings. Students will be required to complete 50 contact hours within an approved clinical setting for each hour of credit. Potential clinical settings include cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac testing, pulmonary testing, cancer rehabilitation and pediatric exercise programming. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisites: ES 5625 and ES 5670.

ES 5710. Biomechanics (3).F. This represents an advanced graduate course in the science of human motion with emphasis on theory and application of quantitative analysis techniques. Skills will be developed in both kinetic and kinematic sampling, recording, and interpretation procedures.

ES 5900. Internship (1-12).F;S. A guided, practical experience at a qualified program site. Internship credit is determined by the ratio of 50 contact hours for one hour of credit for a maximum of 12 s.h. Graded on an S/U basis.

ES 5989. Graduate Research/(1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. ES 5989 does not count toward a degree.

ES 5999. Thesis/(2-6).F;S. Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.