APK: Applied Kinesiology Courses

College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health

Courses

APK 2000   Introduction to Exercise Science

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course is an introduction to the discipline of Exercise Science and provides an overview of exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, biomechanics, motor behavior, sport nutrition, and other related topics. This course also provides information on career paths that stem from the Exercise Science discipline.

APK 2100C   Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Study of detailed anatomy of the human body from a systematic approach. Understanding anatomical terminology, gross structures, and locations of different body structures are primary concerns. Cells, tissues and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are emphasized. Designed for students interested in pursuing study in the health professions.

APK 2105C   Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 2100C

Detailed examination of body functions at the cellular, tissue, organ, and systems level with emphasis on the mechanisms of operation. Designed for students interested in pursuing study in the health professions.

APK 3110   Exercise Physiology

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (CHM 2045/L) AND (APK 2105C OR BSC 1085/L OR PCB 3097/L) AND (MAC 1105 OR MAC 1105C OR MAC 1114 AND MAC 1114 OR MAC 1140 OR MAC 2311)
Co-requisite: APK 3110L

Application of physiological principles to the study of human physical performance related to health, sports, and leisure activities.

APK 3110L   Exercise Physiology Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Co-requisite: APK 3110

Student shall become familiar with instruments and test procedures used to gather data on the physiology of exercise. Material and Supply fee will be assessed.

APK 3220   Biomechanical Basis of Movement

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (APK 3110/L) AND (ATR 3132 OR PCB 3097/L)
Co-requisite: APK 3220L

The fundamentals of engineering (kinematics and kinetics) related to motor skills and human performance are introduced. Basic college mathematics and physics knowledge will be applied to problem solving in a classroom setting.

APK 3220C   Biomechanical Basis of Movement

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (APK 3110/L) AND (MAC 1105 OR MAC 1114 OR MAC 1140 OR MAC 2233 OR MAC 2311 OR MAC 2312 OR MAC 1106 OR MAC 1107 OR MAC 2023)

The fundamentals of engineering (kinematics and kinetics) related to motor skills and human performance are introduced. Basic college mathematics and physics knowledge will be applied to problem solving in a classroom setting. Experimental procedures and sport research techniques will be applied in the laboratory setting. Prerequisites: APK 3110/L and either MAC 1105 or completion of General Education Mathematics minimum grade C.

APK 3220L   Biomechanical Basis of Movement Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 3110/L
Co-requisite: APK 3220

As a co-requisite to the lecture course APK 3220, the laboratory section allows for hands-on experiences relative to human movement. Students will interact with biomechanical data collection systems, including three-dimensional motion capture, electromyography, accelerometry, and force plates. Students will gather data necessary to complete a condensed research project.

APK 3232   Measurement and Evaluation in Health, Leisure, and Sports

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 3110/L

Application of measurement and evaluation principles to study of man and human performance related to health, leisure and sports activities. Instructional designs of physical fitness, sport skills and knowledge testing are examined.

APK 4114C   Physiological Basis of Strength Development

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: ((APK 4163 AND ATR 3132)) AND (APK 3220 OR PET 4310C)

Knowledge and understanding of the physiological functions of skeletal muscle and the dynamics of strength development.

APK 4119   Exercise Testing for Special Populations

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 4125/L

Designed of exercise programs for individuals with special medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal disorders, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, hypertension, and pregnancy. Credit may not be earned in both PET 4552 and PET 4691.

APK 4125   Exercise Testing and Prescription

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 3110/L
Co-requisite: APK 4125L

Physiological theory, administrative principles and techniques of exercise testing and prescription. Includes health appraisal, risk stratification, and goal setting. Students are required to complete an exercise prescription assignment outside of class.

APK 4125L   Exercise Testing and Prescription Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 3110/L

Provides practical experience in body fat analysis, flexibility testing, basic exercise stress testing, the PWC - 170 Submaximal Aerobic Capacity test, and performance testing for 7 fitness parameters.

APK 4163   Sports Nutrition

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (HUN 2201) AND (APK 3110/L OR PET 3351C)

Understanding of fundamental principles of sports nutrition, with an emphasis on evidence-based nutritional strategies to optimize health, fitness, and athletic performance. Topics include human energy systems, optimal nutrient amounts and timing, and weight management strategies in sports.

APK 4200   Motor Development and Skill Learning

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: PSY 4832 OR APK 3232 OR (APK 3110 AND APK 4050)

Human motor development and the learning of motor skills are surveyed and discussed. Emphasis is placed upon factors affecting these processes and the design and selection of activities appropriate to the various stages of development and learning. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

APK 4234C   Electrocardiogram Interpretation and Graded Exercise Testing

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 4119

The acquisition and interpretation of both resting and exercise electrocardiograms is covered, as well as an overview of heart anatomy, function and electrophysiology. Students are taught to identify various cardiac dysrhythmias and to administer a graded exercise test according to the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Students will engage in laboratory hands-on assignments that will include prepping of subjects, conduction and interpretation of a resting and graded exercise test. Department Permission is required.

APK 4409   Success in Sports

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Success in Sports (SIS) is an integration of cross-boundary research documenting the determinants of success in sports. Special emphasis will be placed on elite athletic performance. Will be organized round theoretical accounts for the attainment of elite performance. In addition, the themes of Who in which profiles characteristics of elite athletes will be presented. Why in which inherited and acquired capacities responsible for elite performance will be presented, and How in which selected techniques to maximize training effects will be examined.

APK 4600C   Aging and Physical Performance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 3232 AND APK 4125/L

Provides an overview of the aging process and its effects on physical performance, and the major effects of regular exercise on the aging process. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of the physiological, psychological and social factors which affect movement capabilities, the assessment of physical performance, and the development of activity programs for the aging.

APK 4901   Research Methods in Exercise Science

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 2000* AND STA 2023

This course examines the scientific method and the role of research in developing knowledge in the discipline of Exercise Science. Students will gain experience to become critical consumers of research.

APK 4941C   Senior Capstone Experience in Exercise Science

3-6 sh (may be repeated for up to 6 sh of credit)
Prerequisite: APK 4114C AND APK 4119 AND APK 4944

As a capstone experience for Exercise Science students, this 6-credit course will provide opportunities for students to put theory into practice through active participation in on-the-job related participation. Students are supervised by practitioners in an Exercise Science relevant field and by faculty academic support. Additionally, students are required to attend a series of five (5) online lectures on topics related to professionalism, management, legal and health behavior in the health and fitness industry. Departmental permission, attendance to initial internship meeting, and online lectures are mandatory.

APK 4944   Exercise Science Practicum

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: APK 3110L AND APK 4114C AND APK 4119 AND APK 4125L

A laboratory practicum course for evaluation, review, and mastery of the competencies required per ACSM guidelines and CAAHEP accreditation standards.

APK 5116C   Applied Physiology in Muscular Development

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Knowledge and understanding of the physiological functions of skeletal muscle and the dynamics of strength development.

APK 5204   Applied Motor Learning/Control in Exercise Science

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Advanced study of principles / theories of human motor learning, behavior, performance.

APK 5601   Preventative Health in the Aging Population

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Provides an overview of the aging process and its effects on physical performance, and the major effects of regular exercise on the aging process. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of physiological, psychological, and social factors affecting movement capabilities, the assessment of physical performance, and the development of activity programs for the aging population.

APK 5702   Statistics in Exercise Science

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course covers statistical analysis methods for descriptive, correlational, and experimental designs. Descriptive statistics, linear regression, introduction to multiple regression, t-ratio, analysis of variance for independent and repeated measures designs, factorial designs (Independent Groups, Repeated Measures, and Mixed Factorials), Analysis of Covariance, MANOVA, Chi square, and Non-parametric measures are included. Discriminant Function Analysis, and Power Analysis. In addition, reliability and validity issues related to experimental designs are addressed. Students receive instruction in the use of SPSS.

APK 6111C   Advanced Exercise Physiology

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Research and problems in exercise physiology; advanced study of reactions of the human body under stress and during exercise. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

APK 6127C   Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Physiological theory, administrative principles and techniques of exercise testing and prescription. Includes health appraisal, risk stratification, and goal setting. Students are required to complete an exercise prescription assignment outside of class. Course includes hands on experience in exercise testing with advanced equipment including hydrostatic weighing, environmental conditions, and blood glucose and lactate analysis. Course concludes with a student presentation of an exercise prescription based on testing results, medical and exercise history and risk stratification. Material and Supply fee will be assessed.

APK 6167C   Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

An advanced study of the role of nutrition as a means to enhance performance in exercise and sport. Topics include principles of energy metabolism, nutrients in their use during exercise, regulation of metabolism by macro and micro nutrients and their role in weight control with athletes. The validity and safety of proposed ergogenic aids are also explored. This course will evaluate the role of nutrition and supplementation vis-à-vis exercise. Topics include: fat, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin, mineral and water needs of the active person; energy metabolism; nutritional and body composition issues; nutritional concerns for special groups; sports supplements; body composition issues. Prerequisites: An undergraduate exercise physiology class.

APK 6172C   Cardiac Electrophysiology

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course is designed to instruct students in the acquisition and interpretation of resting and exercise, normal and abnormal electrocardiograms. This course will acquaint students in identifying several supraventricular and ventricular dysrhythmias as well as the procedures for exercise testing and prescription in healthy and diseased populations.

APK 6226   Analysis of Human Movement

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The course will provide students with the tools necessary to collect and analyze characteristics of human movement using current neuromechanical technologies. Students will engage in neuromechanical study design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination within the laboratory setting.

APK 6940   Internship in Exercise Science

3-6 sh (may be repeated for up to 6 sh of credit)

Placement in an appropriate agency or organization directly related to the Exercise Science discipline for the purpose of gaining necessary experience in the field. Faculty and agency personnel will supervise the student as the student participates in a wide range of services available in the setting. Goals and objectives will be planned by the student, instructor, and agency supervisor. Reports will be required on a regular basis with a final report and oral interview. Permission is required.

APK 6970   Research for Master's Thesis

3-6 sh (may be repeated for up to 6 sh of credit)

Graded on satisfactory / unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.