Sports Nutrition (4cr)
A study of nutrition as it relates to optimum performance for sport and health. Nutrient needs, sources, functions and interactions are reviewed according to the latest scientific findings. Principles of body conditioning are emphasized with attention to diet and lifestyle practices that promote health and decrease risks of nutrition related diseases.
Advanced Strength and Conditioning (4cr)
This course will explore exercises meant to prevent injuries, reduce movement deficiencies, improve muscle imbalances, and maximize results by creating safe, individualized training programs by identifying dysfunctions, developing a plan of action, and implementing exercise solutions. This course prepares students to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.
Chronic Disease Prevention (4cr)
This course is designed to provide the graduate student with an overview and understanding of the significant issues and trends in chronic disease. Topics include: heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and musculoskeletal diseases will be studied. In addition, risk factors, extent, and modern public health approaches to prevention and control of major chronic diseases will also be covered. HSC 6100 Performance Testing and Evaluation In-depth study of acute and chronic responses to cardiopulmonary, metabolic, biochemical, and cellular adaption to exercise and training with special reference to hydration, thermo regulation, renal and muscular function.
Functional Clinical Anatomy (4cr)
This course will focus on clinically relevant anatomy designed to increase the student’s knowledge and exposure to the structural and functional components which include; musculoskeletal origins, insertions, actions, and innervations. The function of the skeletal, articular muscular and nervous systems will be covered through an advanced clinical approach.
Fundamental Skills in Athletic Training (4cr)
This integrated lecture laboratory course will focus on essential athletic training skills necessary for active participation in the patient care setting. The primary focus will be on injury prevention concepts, interventions and techniques.
Clinical Examination & Diagnosis I (4cr)
This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of lower extremity, and low back musculoskeletal injuries including the identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures and appropriate referral decisions. The utilization and implementation of evidence—‐based practice will be a primary focus throughout this course.
Clinical Examination & Diagnosis II (4cr)
This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of upper extremity, head, neck and torso musculoskeletal injuries including the identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures and appropriate referral decisions. The utilization and implementation of evidence based practice will be a primary focus throughout this course.