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Graduate Program Courses

KINE 500 (4)
Advanced Biomechanics
Explores how the physical and mechanical properties of organisms and their environment affect biological tissues, structures, and behavior. Demonstrates how principles and techniques from fields such as physics, engineering, functional morphology and physiology can be used to understand motor performance, capability and failure. Emphasis will be placed on investigating causes of injury and disease, and understanding or designing techniques to overcome motor impairments.  The laboratory component involves using current biomechanical measurement and analysis techniques to perform detailed investigation of specific movements. 

KINE 501 (4)
Motor Control
Investigates the interactions among neural, physiological, and musculoskeletal systems that underlie movement. Evaluates current hypotheses for movement control at the neuromotor and behavioral levels. Emphasis will be placed on neuromotor impairment, and therapeutic and technological approaches to improving motor function. The laboratory component involves designing and performing experiments to test hypotheses about motor control, learning, and rehabilitation.

KINE 502 (3)
Research Methods
Research design and methodology in human health and performance. Reading, evaluating, and conducting scientific studies. Application of statistics in Kinesiology.

KINE 503 (3)
Advanced Statistical Analysis
Reviews the implementation, calculation, and interpretation of statistics commonly used in Kinesiology research. A review of correlation, regression, t-test and ANOVA, as well as reliability analyses and multivariate techniques with a focus on recognizing when to implement each technique based on research design. 

KINE 506,507,508 (2)
Seminar in Kinesiology
Practical application and discussion of content knowledge and experiences in Kinesiology, starting with classroom discussion of theoretical knowledge across the field of Kinesiology as well as thorough review of pertinent literature. 

KINE 510 (3)
Physical Education Methods
Introduction to assessment strategies and instructional design concepts that are essential to the effective design of a standards-based secondary physical education program. Opportunities to learn about elements of professional practice that highly qualified physical education teachers possess and/or are able to demonstrate within their physical education program. 

KINE 524 (3)
Public Health
Introduces the major domains of public health related to the five public health disciplines, including Health Services, Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Health, and Biostatistics. Includes the biomedical basis of public health, historical developments, the role of health ethics in research, and the future challenges to public health. Also presents the fundamentals of social and behavioral science with an emphasis on theoretical foundations as well as an introduction to advocacy, informatics, diversity and culture, leadership, and public health biology.

KINE 526 (4)
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Provides an in-depth, advanced study of Exercise Physiology including neuromuscular and cardiovascular function and bioenergetics with special focus to individuals with chronic disease. Includes a laboratory component to the course with an emphasis on independent investigation and data collection.

KINE 590 (3)
Special Topics in Kinesiology
Contains theoretical and applied content pertaining to Kinesiology. Students should check the Class Schedule for listing of actual topics. Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of Department Chair.

KINE 595 (3)
Practicum in Kinesiology
Practical application of principles related to Kinesiology to be executed in independent research or in related activities. Appointment must be approved by student’s faculty advisor.

KINE 698 (3)
Thesis
The culminating experience for graduates of the M.S. Program in Kinesiology. Students will complete a substantive project, allowing them to demonstrate their mastery of the material and to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of Kinesiology. Graded Credit/no Credit or Report in Progress (RP). Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of instructor.