Introduction to mechanics and its application to human motion. Includes linear and angular kinematics and kinetics, mechanics of fluids, and elementary analysis of human motion.
- Teacher: Katherine Boyer
This course will provide students with fundamental knowledge underlying the health benefits of exercise and physical activity. The course will cover relevant topics in epidemiology, physiology, anatomy and exercise physiology that will help students understand how exercise, physical activity and sedentary behavior impact human health. We will apply this multi-disciplinary knowledge in the science of exercise, physical activity and sedentary behavior to various diseases and conditions to show how they actually affect human health in adults. Finally, students will learn about how scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of physical activity and exercise are translated into practice in the form of guidelines and recommendations.
- Teacher: Mark Miller
This course is designed to bridge the Gen Eds and introductory kinesiology courses with upper-division classes and more focused study, and will provide opportunities for students to apply their scientific knowledge to real-world situations through work in teams. Additionally, there is a career development component designed to provide students with the necessary skill set to transition from students to successful careers in the field of kinesiology. Students will keep a logbook that reflects the evolution of their thinking throughout this course and a reflective summary based on this logbook will be due at the end of semester. Labs will provide hands-on learning related to delivery of exercise testing, health assessments, disease prevention/management, and exercise programming.
- Teacher: Judi Labranche
Introduction to neuroscience emphasizing the control, sensation, and perception related to human movement. Topics include a general overview of issues in motor control and a review of Central Nervous System (CNS) organization; basic CNS building blocks underlying movement control and perception; application to the control of balance and locomotion in development, aging, and disease; mechanisms of brain plasticity in development, learning, and rehabilitation.
- Teacher: Douglas Martini
Neurophysiological principles for the control of movement. Topics include motor unit control principles, neuromuscular aspects of strength, segmental motor control, the organization of ballistic movements, adaptations and plasticity in the control of movement, neuromuscular aspects of fatigue, kinesthesis, and aging and human motor control.
- Teacher: Richard Van Emmerik