502 Exercise Testing and Nutritional Assessment (3)
A review of techniques/procedures used during exercise testing and nutritional assessments. The course will include lectures in the classroom and demonstrations in the Human Physiology Lab, where students will correctly calibrate and use the lab equipment to assess the physical and nutritional status of clients.
503 Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Exercise (3)
Study of recent developments in the dietary treatment of endocrine disorders, including mechanisms of action, interpretation of lab tests, pathophysiology of organ systems, and appropriate therapies with their application to nutrition and exercise
509 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
This course will provide an introduction to basic concepts of strength and conditioning, including the physiological adaptations to strength training, the design of appropriate strength and conditioning programs, and proper lifting and spotting techniques. Classroom lectures will focus on the current body of knowledge within the field and will be complemented by experiences in the weight room.
510 Biomechanics (3)
Provides the student with a working knowledge of kinesiology and the ability to identify major muscles of the extremities and trunk by their structural design, action, nerve innervations, physical location, and action. The student will demonstrate a working "hands-on" knowledge of the structure and functions of the human body as it applies to an active population.
523 Immunology, Nutrition and Exercise (3)
Examination of the interrelationships between diet, exercise, and immune function. Review of current scientific literature as it applies to nutritional and physical activity impact on the immune system.
525 Clinical Nutrition: Pharmacology and Fluid-Electrolyte Balance (3)
Basic concepts of pharmacology with special emphasis on drug and nutrient interactions. Maintenance of cell homeostasis through the interaction of water and electrolytes.
530 Health Promotion (3)
An overview of current health promotion/wellness techniques and programs designed to facilitate behavioral change. Emphasis on review of current scientific literature concerning the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programming.
534 Private Practice in Nutrition, Exercise Science and Health Promotion (3)
An examination of the various areas required to establish and maintain a successful private practice in nutrition, exercise, and health promotion.
536 Communication Techniques in Nutrition and Exercise (3)
Importance of modern and effective communication skills in management, teaching, and directing of students, clients, and employees. Special focus on the needs of the adult learner.
541 Nutrition and Women's Health (3)
The study of nutrition issues affecting womens health, focuses on normal and preventative nutrition and chronic diseases.
549 Sports Nutrition (3)
The interrelationships between physical fitness, athletic performance, nutrient intake, and nutritional status. Dietary recommendations for enhancement of human performance.
572 Sports Psychology (3)
Introduction of psychological concepts relevant to competitive and recreational athletes. Topics will include motivation, aggression, skill acquisition and development of confidence. Special attention will be paid to those psychological techniques to speed recovery from injury and interventions to enhance performance.
574 Exercise Physiology (3)
Examination of physiological concepts related to exercise. Analysis of scientific basis underlying the relationship of metabolism, environmental stress, and body composition to optimal human performance.
575 Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management (3)
Analysis of theories of eating behavior and weight control. Evaluation of various weight reduction and maintenance modalities. Special focus on the development and use of scientifically-based diet/weight control programs.
577 Exercise and Nutrition Prescriptions in Health and Disease (3)
An examination of the role of nutrition and exercise in the management of chronic disease. Medical nutrition therapy, as well as exercise and sports nutrition guidelines specific to various chronic disease states are analyzed.
578 Sports Supplements (3)
An in-depth examination of dietary supplements used by athletes to enhance performance. Course will focus on evaluating current scientific literature, bridging the gap between laboratory findings and real-world athletics, and establishing recommendations for sport.
581 The Energy Nutrients and Alcohol (3)
Review of literature on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and alcohol chemistry, digestion, absorption, and utilization. Examination of current issues involving energy nutrients and alcohol.
582 Vitamins and Minerals (3)
Physiological basis of the utilization of vitamins and minerals. Review of current scientific literature.
590 Research Methodology (3)
Introduction to methodology, design and statistical applications in health science research. This course is intended to make the student a more informed consumer of the nutrition/dietetics research literature and to provide sufficient information for the design of a theoretically and methodologically sound study.
591 Statistical Analysis (3)
Application of statistics to data analysis and use of SPSS.
595 A,B,C Research Thesis (1, 1, 1)
The practical application of research design and statistical analysis related to the field of foods and nutrition. An individually-directed, in-depth research project. (Prerequisite or corequisite: approved research course and prior topic approval by department faculty.)
598 Field Work Experience (3)
Supervised field work in selected facilities to allow for hands-on experience with clients. Registration by special permission of chairperson.
599 Independent Study (3)
A course or project designed to meet an individual student's interests and needs through primarily self-directed learning. Permission of chairperson is necessary prior to enrollment.