Agenda Item FA 11-67

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

BCH - Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

New Courses & Programs of Study (1 package)

12/01/11: Passed

12/07/11: Approved

Log Number: 201108-4

Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences - Graduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

 

Master of Science in Health - Health Science Major

Exercise Science and Chronic Disease Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

Add an "Exercise Science and Chronic Disease" concentration for a minimum of 38 credit hours to the existing MSH degree in the College of Health. The College of Health currently offers an undergraduate degree (BSH) in exercise science and has approved moving forward in the creation and implementation of a graduate degree (MSH) in exercise science and chronic disease. This is in response to the call for the need for more graduate level research being conducted at the University. Currently, the faculty in the exercise science program make a significant contribution to the scholarship in the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences (CAMS) and the addition of a graduate program will help augment the current level of scholarship being conducted in CAMS. This degree will offer both a thesis and non-thesis option. There will be nine new graduate courses and six currently offered graduate courses (HSC 6509 Nutrition Epidemiology 3 credits, HSC 6512 Applied Health Statistics 3 credits, HSC 6706 Grantsmanship 3 credits, HSC 6906 Independent Study and Research 3-6 credits, NGR 5141 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 credits, and PHT 6354C Pharmacology 2 credits) comprising both the core and elective options of this new MSH concentration. Additionally, this MSH core will include a new course in 'HSC6XXX Chronic Disease Epidemiology' (3 credits) a new offering in Public Health beginning fall 2012. 

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Add a new course Advanced Exercise Physiology (4 crs) APK Graduate (6xxxC) XXX

Prerequisites:    
HSC4612: Exercise Physio For Health Sci
AND HSC4615L: Lab Meth Ex Phys Hlth Sci
Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

Advanced physiological processes will be covered, emphasizing cardiorespiratory fitness, energy balance, body composition, metabolism, and muscle physiology.

 

Add a new course Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology and ECG  (4 crs) APK Graduate (6xxxC) XXX

Prerequisites:    
APK4120C: Clinical Exercise Physiology
AND "HSC4612: Exercise Physio For Health Sci
Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

This course will examine healthy and pathological cardiovascular physiology. This course will cover advanced diagnostic and exercise testing techniques including 12-lead electrocardiography interpretation. Assessment, primary, secondary and tertiary care options for cardiovascular health will also be covered.

 

Add a new course Muscle Physiology and Resistance Exercise (3 crs) APK Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
HSC4612: Exercise Physio For Health Sci
OR "PET3351C: Physiology of Exercise
Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

This course involves a detailed investigation of skeletal muscle structure and function. Alterations in skeletal muscle structure and function related to aging, chronic disease, and congenital conditions will receive specific attention. The application of resistance exercise training in both the prevention and treatment of disease will be highlighted.

 

Add a new course Advanced Biostatistics (3 crs) APK Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
HSC6512: Applied Health Statistics
Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

This course will cover linear modeling, multiple regression, correlation and residual analysis. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), two-way ANOVA, randomized blocks, repeated measures, factorial designs and multiple comparisons will be covered. Advanced concepts in study design will be covered. Students will learn advanced procedures utilizing appropriate statistical software (e.g., SAS and SUDAAN).

 

Add a new course Seminar in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease (v. 1-3 crs) APK Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

This seminar will include selected topics in exercise science, chronic disease, and physical activity epidemiology.

 

Add a new course Epidemiological Methods in Physical Activity Research (3 crs) APK Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
HSC6512: Applied Health Statistics
Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

This course will teach students how to develop a scientific question, conduct a literature review, choose a study design, manage and analyze data, and write scientific abstracts and manuscripts.

 

Add a new course

Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

(3 crs)

APK Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"PET3080: Physical Activity Epidemiology"
OR "HSC3500: Epidemiology" 

Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

This course will examine the associations between various chronic diseases and exercise, physical activity and fitness. This course will integrate selected scientific studies and the learner will be able to distinguish study designs and explain study findings in a group setting. The learner will write scientific critiques for selected studies demonstrating their ability to evaluate study designs, methodology, data analysis, and findings.

 

Add a new course Internship in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease (v. 3-6 crs) APK Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None 

Course Description:

The internship experience will provide an opportunity to gain experience in a specific area of career interest in exercise science and chronic disease.

 

Add a new course Thesis for Exercise Science and Chronic Disease (v. 3-6 crs) APK Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
HSC6906: Independent Study and Research
AND APK6XXX: Epidemiological methods in physical activity research
AND APK6XXX: Physical activity and chronic disease
AND HSC6512: Applied Health Statistics
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

Students choosing to complete a thesis may do so over two semesters. The thesis project must be a hypothesis-based original research study or a hypothesis generating descriptive study utilizing a secondary data analysis approach. The student must complete HSC 6906 Independent Study and Research and fulfill the requirements of that course, including submission of project proposal, final paper and poster presentation, before enrolling in APK 6XXX (Thesis in ESCD). For the thesis course, students are required to submit a revised proposal (an update of the HSC 6906 proposal) for review and approval by the faculty adviser and chosen thesis committee one month prior to the beginning of the term. Students must meet with the faculty adviser periodically to discuss project progression. Graduation with a thesis is contingent upon the approval of the thesiscommittee. Thesis students will be required to present their final project to their faculty committee both orally and in writing. May be repeated two times or six credits may be taken simultaneously.