This course will provide an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods that are commonly used in the field of exercise and health science. The course will focus on acquainting students with skills to identify the questions to address the research questions or real world problems, to understand and apply different study designs, to design different approaches to evaluate a real world program, and to collect, analyze, integrate, and report data.
HSC 5320 Foundations of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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.
HSC5000 Physical Activity and Exercise Technology
In this course, students will gain competency in skills important in health care (heart rate, blood pressure at rest and during exercise, electrocardiogram), human performance and exercise testing (body composition, strength testing, aerobic capacity, and anaerobic capacity), and promotion of physical activity and health (wearable and related technologies). Students will also learn the physiological basis of the different performance measurements and technologies.
HSC5100 Advanced Exercise Physiology
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.
HSC 6200 Sports Nutrition
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