Undergraduate Courses

Clinical & Applied Movement Sc

APK3115C: Practical Skills in Strength and Conditioning

3
Prerequisites: HSC 4612, PET 3312C, PET 3325, PET 3768C
Co-requisite: EP 4135 This course is designed to provide students with practical instruction in strength and conditioning activities that will assist clients in reaching their athletic goals. Activities will address the athletic components of strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance.

APK4120C: Clinical Exercise Physiology

3
Prerequisites: HSC 4612, HSC 4615L, PET 3080 This course involves the study of how exercise is utilized as an intervention in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. The physiology of medications typically prescribed in chronic disease will be addressed as well as their exercise interactions. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAS) that help prepare students for American College Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification as an exercise specialist will be introduced. Course fees: $12.00

APK4125: Exercise Prescription

3

Description: This course will prepare students to develop individualized exercise prescriptions based on a clients health status and goals.

APK4165: Bioenergetics

3

Description: This course provides an overview of how the body takes in energy, digests, absorbs, and metabolizes nutrients, and the possible roles of sports supplements in these processes. Emphasis will be placed on energy systems of the body, fluid balance, gastrointestinal tract, ergogenic aids, and energy balance.

APK4912: (H) Directed Independent Study - Honors in Exercise Science Research

v. 3-6

Description: Study of special topics under the guidance of faculty members. This is the first course for students who wish to conduct independent research in Exercise Science with a faculty member. This course must be completed before the student writes an Honor Thesis. This course may be completed with a minimum of three credits.
Repeatability: May be repeated with change of content up to a total of six credits.

APK4941: Exercise Physiology Practice

3

Description: This capstone course has been designed to integrate the information students have learned throughout the Exercise Science curriculum and focus on the application of this information in becoming a health care professional.

APK4971: (H) Directed Independent Study - Honors in Exercise Science Thesis

v. 3-12
Prerequisite:  APK 4912
Description: A directed research and thesis writing experience in which the student works with a faculty mentor to produce a thesis. The thesis will be evaluated by both the mentoring faculty member and two other faculty members. This is the second course for students who wish to conduct independent research in Exercise Science with a faculty mentor. This course leads to completing Honors in Exercise Science. This course may be completed with a minimum of three credits.
Repeatability: This couse may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

ATR2000C: Introduction to Sports Medicine

3

Description: This course introduces students to the philosophy, conceptual framework, and objectives of the UNF Athletic Training Education Program, the role of the NATABOC certified athletic trainer, and the relationship of athletic training to the U.S. health care system. Orientation to historical and contemporary issues and trends that affect the practices of athletic training are emphasized. Other sports medicine related topics such as risk management and injury prevention, pathology, assessment and care of injuries and illness, general medical conditions and disabilities, and psychosocial intervention and referral will also be introduced.
Course Fees: $15

ATR3102: Introduction to Athletic Injuries

3
Current principles and practices in the prevention, recognition, and management of athletic related injuries and illnesses. (A material fee of $11.50 will be assessed.)

ATR3104C: Orthopedic Taping and Bracing

3
Prerequisite:  Declared major in Athletic Training
Co-requisite: ATR2000C and ATR3102
Description: Current principles and practice in the selection, fabrication, and application of tape, splints, casts, braces, and other orthotic devices used in athletic training and sports medicine.
Course Fees: $30

ATR3112C: Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma

3
Prerequisite:  ATR3102 and a declared major in Athletic Training
Description: Advanced study and application of emergency management techniques in dealing with trauma resulting from injuries and illnesses suffered by an athletic population.
Course Fees: $15

ATR3122: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers

3
Prerequisite:  Declared major in Athletic Training, ATR2000C and ATR3102
Co-requisite: ATR3822
Description: Study designed to expose the athletic training student to the macroscopic aspects of human morphology with emphasis on the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Human cadaveric specimens will be utilized along with other clinical and surgical information provided, in part, by qualified local medical professionals.
Course Fees: $75

ATR3512: Athletic Training Administration

3
Prerequisite:  ATR3102 and declared major in Athletic Training.
Description: A study of the standards, policies and practices in the organization, supervision and administration of athletic training programs. Emphasis will be placed upon planning, developing, organizing and directing an athletic training program in a variety of sports medicine settings.

ATR3812: Athletic Training Clinical Instruction I

3
Prerequisite:  Declared major in Athletic Training.
Co-requisite: ATR2000C, ATR3102 and ATR3104C
Description: An intermediate clinical experience in an athletic training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Student will integrate and apply academic work in providing care to injured athletes under the direct supervision of an NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer. To be taken in the Fall semester of the student's Junior year.
Course Fees: $140.46

ATR3822: Athletic Training Clinical Instruction II

3
Prerequisite:  ATR3812
Co-requisite: ATR4302C, ATR4212C, and ATR3122
Description: An intermediate clinical experience in an athletic training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Student will integrate and apply academic work in providing care to injured athletes under the direct supervision of an NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer. To be taken in the Spring semester of the student's Junior year.
Course Fees: $15

ATR4212C: Orthopedic and Injury Assessment I

3
Prerequisite:  ATR3102 and declared major in Athletic Training.
Description: The study and practice of techniques used when assessing athletic injuries to the upper extremity, head and spine.
Course Fees: $15

ATR4213C: Orthopedic and Injury Assessment II

3
Prerequisite:  ATR4212C
Description: The study and practice of techniques used when assessing athletic injuries to the lower extremity and spine.
Course Fees: $15

ATR4302C: Therapeutic Modalities

3
Prerequisite:  ATR2000C, ATR3102 and declared major in Athletic Training.
Description: A study of current theory and application in the use of therapeutic modalities in the sports medicine-athletic training setting. Emphasis will be placed on thermal, electrotherapeutic and hydrotherapeutic modalities.
Course Fees: $15

ATR4312C: Therapeutic Exercise

3
Prerequisite:  HSC4612 and ATR4302C
Description: A study of clinical sports therapy techniques used in the rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries. Includes goniometry, manual muscle testing, therapeutic and resistance exercises and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
Course Fees: $15

ATR4314: Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries

3
Prerequisite:  ATR4312C
Description: A study of the functional progressions and outcomes in the process of rehabilitating athletic injuries. Emphasis will be placed on rehabilitation goals and objectives as well as return participation criteria.
Course Fees: $11.50

ATR4610: Research in Sports Medicine

3

Description: This course is a study of the research process and its applications to sports medicine. Emphasis will be given to the components of scientific research and a scientific research proposal. Evaluation and interpretation of current research reports and manuscripts in the field of sports medicine will also be covered.

ATR4832: Clinical Practice in Athletic Training III

3
Prerequisite:  ATR 3822
Co-requisite: ATR 4212C, ATR 3512, and ATR 4312C
Description: An advanced clinical experience in an athletic training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Student will integrate and apply academic work in providing care to injured athletes under the direct supervision of an NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer. To be taken the Fall semester of the student's Senior year.
Course Fees: $31.83

ATR4842C: Clinical Practice in Athletic Training IV

3
Prerequisite:  ATR4832
Co-requisite: ATR4933 and ATR4314
Description: An advanced clinical experience in an athletic training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Student will integrate and apply academic work in providing care to injured athletes under the direct supervision of an NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer. To be taken the Spring semester of the student's Senior year.
Course Fees: $15

ATR4880C: Athletic Training Clinical Experience

3
Prerequisite:  Permission of Athletic Training Program Director
Description: This course will be a clinical experience in an athletic training setting through direct supervision of a Board of Certification certified athletic trainer and lecture and laboratory sessions. The student will integrate and develop skills and techniques while providing health care to athletes and patients.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated up to 6 credits.

ATR4902: Independent Study in Athletic Training

v. 1-3
Prerequisite:  Permission of Athletic Training Program Director
Description: This course will be a specific research project of a sports medicine related topic with a supervising faculty member.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated up to 6 credits.

ATR4933: Seminar in Athletic Training

3
Prerequisites: ATR2000C, ATR3102 and declared major in Athletic Training. A study of the standards, policies and practices in the organization, supervision and administration of athletic training programs. Emphasis will be placed upon planning, developing, organizing and directing an athletic training program in a variety of sports medicine settings.

HSC2619: Introduction to Exercise Science

3

Description: This engaging introductory course provides an overview of exercise science and related areas, such as exercise physiology, athletic training, biomechanics, sports psychology, motor control and learning, nutrition, and sports injury. This course will help lower level undergraduate students develop an understanding of the basic principles of exercise science and the range of career paths in the field.

HSC3553: Pathophysiology

3

Description: This 3 credit course involves the study of physiologic changes in the body that result from disease processes. An overview of basic concepts of disease processes will be provided and particular attention will be placed on the etiology, development, and progression of chronic diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems.

HSC4549: Advanced Exercise Physiology for Health Science

3
Prerequisite:  HSC 4612
Description: This course will build on the concepts of Exercise Physiology learned in HSC 4612 and focus on the physiologic adaptations to acute and chronic exercise at the cellular, tissue, organ and system level.

HSC4612: Exercise Physiology for Health Science

3
This course is a study of how acute and chronic bouts of exercise change the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis will be given to the effects of exercise on health related fitness, the training of athletes, and the enhancement of sport performance.

HSC4615L: Lab Methods in Exercise Physiology for Health Science

1
Prerequisite or
Co-requisite: HSC 4612. Field and laboratory tests and procedures commonly used in the study of Exercise Physiology for Health Science will be examined in this course. It is designed for undergraduate Community Health students with a minor in Exercise Science. Course fees: $25.00

PEM3930: Special Topics in Exercise Science

3
Prerequisite:  PET 3351C. An in-depth examination of one topic in the exercise science field. Topics will vary each semester but will be chosen from the following broad areas: fitness in special populations, exercise in rehabilitative settings, fitness, and cardiovascular health.

PEP4135: Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3
Prerequisites: PET 3351C and PET 3312C. In depth study of the scientific principles and techniques related to the strength and conditioning of the athletic population. Designed to provide a background for certification as a strengthening and conditioning specialist.

PET3080: Physical Activity Epidemiology

3
This course examines the current state of physical activity and public health with a particular focus on chronic diseases. This course will review the positive associations regular physical activity, exercise, and fitness purvey on overall health as well as examining the associations with various common, chronic conditions e.g. type 2 diabetes, heart disease. This course will be taught from an epidemiological perspective incorporating the use of the scientific literature with the objective of augmenting student knowledge in epidemiology and study design.

PET3312C: Biomechanics

3
Prerequisites: BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C. Integration of mechanics, physics, and analysis of human motion. Emphasis will be placed on functional anatomy, musculoskeletal and neurological systems and pathomechanics of sports injuries.(A laboratory fee of $15 assessed.)

PET3324C: Gross Anatomy for Health Care Professionals

3
Prerequisites: BSC 2085C, BSC 2086C Study designed to expose students in health care professions to the macroscopic aspects of human morphology with emphasis on the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Human cadaveric specimens will be utilized along with other clinical and surgical information provided in part by qualified local medical professionals. A laboratory fee of $50.00 will be assessed.

PET3325: Functional Anatomy/Kinesiology

3
Prerequisites: BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C with "B" grade or better The course focuses on analyzing, evaluating, and understanding exercise and sport skills. Early emphasis is on filming with video cameras to help; 1) identify and analyze the movement phases of various exercises and sport skills, and 2) generate illustrated scientific reports. Next, functional anatomy is learned in great detail to better understand the joint motions and muscles involved during exercise and sport. Last, the relevance of functional anatomy to injury prevention is addressed.

PET3672: Observation and Practicum in Athletic Training I

3
Prerequisites: Declared major in Athletic Training, PET 3603C, PET 3620, and HSC 2400. A beginning clinical experience in an athletic training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Student will integrate and apply academic work in providing care to injured athletes under the direct supervision of an NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer. May be repeated for credit maximum number of 3 times for a maximum number of 9 credits.(A material fee of $15 assessed.)

PET3673: Observation and Practicum in Athletic Training II

3
Prerequisite:  PET 3672. A beginning clinical experience in an athletic training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Student will integrate and apply academic work in providing care to injured athletes under the direct supervision of an NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer. This class is an elected continuation of Observation and Practicum I. May be repeated for credit.(A material fee of $15 assessed.)

PET3768C: Practical Skills in Exercise Instruction

3
This course is designed to provide students with practical instruction in choosing and demonstrating appropriate activities that address the 5 components of fitness; aerobic endurance, anaerobic endurance, muscular strength, body composition, and flexibility. Particular attention will be placed on proper form and technique of muscle strengthening exercises, cardiorespiratory exercises, and group exercise instruction.

PET3771C: Business and Practice in Exercise Physiology

3
This course covers the business aspects of personal training, details appropriate client-trainer interaction, and prepares students to develop suitable and innovative exercise training programs for future clients.

PET4550: Physical Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

1
Prerequisite:  PET 3351C. This course will cover traditional and state of the art processes used to assess physical fitness, as well as techniques used to prescribe personalized exercise programs. Supervised lab experiences in assessment and prescription will be included. Course fees: $30

PET4627: Human Injury: Mechanisms and Prevention

3
Prerequisite:  PET 3325 This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive understanding of common orthopedic injuries. Topics will include; physiology of tissue damage and repair, mechanisms of common injuries, injury prevention, basic primary care of injuries (1st Aid), modalities utilized in the rehabilitation of injuries, and the integration of the post rehab patient into an exercise program.

PET4905: Independent Study in Exercise Science

v. 1-3
Prerequisite:  Permission of supervising faculty and Exercise Science Program Director This course will be a specialized study or research project of a exercise science related topic under the direction of program faculty. This course may be repeated up to 6 credits.

PET4942: Internship in Exercise Science

6
Prerequisite: Completion of all other major and core program requirements This is a concentrated Exercise Science internship under a qualified supervisor in a selected work setting. The internship is designed as a culminating experience which provides the student with an opportunity to practice under careful observation and in cooperation with a skilled practitioner.

PET4943: Pre Internship in Exercise Science

3
Prerequisite:  Completion of all major program requirements except PET 4942
Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare students for entry into the professional field of exercise science. Students will review and practice entry-level assessment skills, prepare a professional portfolio, secure an internship site, and complete an internship work plan. Students will be provided with information about the variety of agencies and sites where exercise science is practiced. They will explore the variety of professional paths that exist in exercise science in preparation for selecting an internship site.
Course Fees: $125.46
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