Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

KINS - Kinesiology

KINS 5603 Intro to Cancer Well Prog

This course is designed to introduce graduate students in the allied health profession to Cancer Wellness programming and cancer pathology. This course will provide the participant with an overview of the necessary components for a successful wellness program for cancer patients/survivors and an overview of the pathophysiology with the disease. Topics include etiology of cancer, initial evaluations, lifestyle modification, home programming, screening, education, staffing, and program design

3

KINS 5613 Cancer Pathology

This course is designed to introduce graduate students in the allied health profession to cancer pathology. This course will provide the participant with an overview of the pathophysiology associated with the disease plus it will delve into current theories on the etiology of cancer.

3

KINS 5623 Cancer Exercise Prog & Support

This course is designed to introduce graduate students in the allied health profession to exercise prescription and programming for cancer patients. This course will provide the participant with a basic review of the physiological adaptations to exercise with special attention to cancer pathophysiology. In addition, the course will also address health and fitness assessment in cancer patients.

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KINS 5633 Cancer Recovery Program

This course is designed to provide the student with a detailed process that encompasses all aspects of a Cancer Wellness Program. Topics will include staffing, marketing, scheduling, evaluation, insurance, fundraising, education, and others.

3

KINS 6405 Seminar in Athletic Training

Prerequisite: Admission to MSAT program. Introduction to clinical skills utilized to provide successful patient-care in healthcare settings. Practical application of documentation, taping and wrapping for extremities, stretching, therapeutic modalities, equipment fitting, basic care for acute injuries, and basic concussion evaluation methods.

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KINS 6410 Evidence Based Medicine in AT

Prerequisite: Admission to MSAT program. Introduction to concepts of evidence based-practice and the importance of advancing knowledge in the athletic training profession. The student will search for the best evidence and begin to critically analyze the evidence in a systematic manner as it relates to patient outcomes and clinical questions.

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KINS 6415 Emer Mgmt & Standards of Care

Prerequisite: Admission to MSAT program. This course focuses on the acute care and prevention of injuries and illnesses common in athletic training. Students will recognize, differentiate, and demonstrate intervention strategies for a variety of catastrophic and emergent conditions based on evidence and standards of care established within the athletic training profession.

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KINS 6420 Therapeutic Interventions I

Prerequisite: Admission to MSAT program. An evidence-based approach to therapeutic modalities including tissue healing, cryotherapy, superficial thermotherapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound, diathermy and mechanical modalities are studied. Special consideration identifies appropriate modalities for various stages of injury management. An evidence-based approach to the application and assessment of students’ skills will be reviewed. Special to the identification of appropriate documentation of patient-related outcomes will be included.

3

KINS 6421 Therapeutic Interventions II

Prerequisite: KINS 6420. Athletic training students learn the foundations of lower extremity orthopedic rehabilitation, including tissue injury and healing, appropriate documentation, regaining range of motion and flexibility, the role of posture and joint mechanics, and principles of strength training in the lower extremity. Course allows athletic training students to develop and execute evidence-based comprehensive individualized rehabilitation programs for the lower extremity. Course topics include the determination of therapeutic goals and objectives, selection of therapeutic exercises, methods of evaluating and recording rehabilitation progress and development of criteria for progression and return to normal function.

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KINS 6422 Therapeutic Interventions III

Prerequisite: KINS 6421. Athletic training students learn the foundations of upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation, including tissue injury and healing, appropriate documentation, regaining range of motion and flexibility, the role of posture and joint mechanics, and principles of strength training in the lower extremity. Course allows athletic training students to develop and execute evidence-based comprehensive individualized rehabilitation programs for the upper extremity. Course topics include the determination of therapeutic goals and objectives, selection of therapeutic exercises, methods of evaluating and recording rehabilitation progress and development of criteria for progression and return to normal function.

3

KINS 6423 Therapeutic Interventions IV

Prerequisite: KINS 6422. Instruction of manual therapy techniques used in rehabilitative medicine. Students will learn how to select and apply manual therapy techniques to patients. This course also includes an intensive hands-on experience that will involve both instruction and practical application of bracing and casting materials. Selection, application and removal of orthopedic casting for both upper and lower extremity disorders are addressed.

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KINS 6425 Phys Exam I: Lower Extremity

Prerequisite: KINS 6410. This course covers functional anatomy, pathology and clinical diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries of the lower extremity including foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh and hip. A focus on documentation, differential diagnosis and the appropriate use of evidence to guide the students’ evaluation will occur. The lab component emphasizes the instruction and assessment of hands-on clinical skills related to lower extremity injury evaluation of the patient. A focus on a one-to-one student to instructor interaction in the assessment of skills and case studies to facilitate critical-thinking and documentation skills of students will occur in this course.

3

KINS 6426 Phys Exam II: Upper Extremity

Prerequisite: KINS 6425. This course covers functional anatomy, pathology and clinical diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries of the upper extremity including glenohumeral, scapulothoracic, elbow, wrist, hand and finger. A focus on documentation, differential diagnosis and the appropriate use of evidence to guide the students’ evaluation will occur. The lab component emphasizes the instruction and assessment of hands-on clinical skills related to upper extremity injury evaluation of the patient. A focus on a one-to-one student to documentation skills of students will occur in this course.

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KINS 6427 Phys Exam III: Head Neck Spine

Prerequisite: KINS 6426. This course covers functional anatomy, pathology and clinical diagnosis of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries of the head (including traumatic brain injury), cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. A focus on documentation, differential diagnosis and the appropriate use of evidence to guide the students’ evaluation will occur. The lab component the instruction and assessment of hands-on clinical skills related to musculoskeletal and neurological injuries of the head (including traumatic brain injury), cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. A focus on a one-to-one student to instructor interaction in the assessment of skills and case studies to facilitate critical-thinking and documentation skills of students will occur in this course.

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KINS 6430 Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: KINS 6421. Advanced athletic training techniques including medical terminology, clinical examination and diagnosis with an emphasis on illnesses and injuries to the face, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Special emphasis will be placed on general medical conditions of the active individual. Additional study will include assessment and treatment of exertional heat illness and other causes of sudden death in physically active patients. The lab component emphasizes the instruction and assessment of hands-on clinical skills related to general medical evaluation of the patient. A focus on a one-to-one student to documentation skills of students will occur in this course

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KINS 6435 Pharmacological Interventions

Prerequisite: KINS 6430. This course is designed for athletic training students to understand the knowledge, skills and values that an entry-level certified athletic trainer must possess in pharmacological applications, including awareness of the indications, contraindications, precautions and interactions of medications, and the governing regulations relevant to physically active individuals.

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KINS 6440 Ath Training Research Capstone

Prerequisite: KINS 6448. The purpose of this course is to provide a culminating research experience for the advanced athletic training student. Toward this goal, the student will refine their ability to read critically, write effectively, communicate effectively through speech, and think critically and creatively. The student will choose a capstone research project, to present in a formal presentation of the project in a scholarly setting.

3

KINS 6445 Clinical Experience in AT I

Prerequisite: KINS 6415. Supervised clinical experience in a college/university, secondary school, corporate/industrial, clinical or fitness setting. Students shall perform athletic training duties in assigned clinical settings commensurate with their level of experience and competence.

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KINS 6446 Clinical Experience in AT II

Prerequisite: KINS 6445. Supervised clinical experience in a college/university, secondary school, corporate/industrial, clinical or fitness setting. Students shall perform athletic training duties in assigned clinical settings commensurate with their level of experience and competence.

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KINS 6447 Clinical Experience in AT III

Prerequisite: KINS 6446. Supervised clinical experience in a college/university, secondary school, corporate/industrial, clinical or fitness setting. Students shall perform athletic training duties in assigned clinical settings commensurate with their level of experience and competence.

2

KINS 6448 Clinical Experience in AT IV

Prerequisite: KINS 6447. Supervised clinical experience in a college/university, secondary school, corporate/industrial, clinical or fitness setting. Students shall perform athletic training duties in assigned clinical settings commensurate with their level of experience and competence.

2

KINS 6449 Clinical Experience in AT V

Prerequisite: KINS 6448. Supervised clinical experience in a college/university, secondary school, corporate/industrial, clinical or fitness setting. Students shall perform athletic training duties in assigned clinical settings commensurate with their level of experience and competence.

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KINS 6503 Health Program Planning

This course introduces the student to the theory and application of the components and processes that are critical to the planning implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs utilized in a variety of health-related settings.

3

KINS 6513 Community Hlth Assess/Interven

This course will address methods of community health organizations, community health assessment, coalition formation, and intervention planning to bring about health behavior change and improved quality of life for individuals and communities.

3

KINS 6523 Health Comm & Social Marketing

This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the application of health communication and social marketing to health promotion programs. It introduces the role of communication in behavior change; theoretical and practical content in persuasive approaches to change; factors in campaign development; and measurement of campaign impacts.

3

KINS 6533 Epidemiology

Presents epidemiological concepts, principles, and methods used in surveillance and investigation of disease.

3

KINS 6543 Human Sexuality

An investigation of the physiological, psychological, sociological, and cultural issues in the field of Human Sexuality as applied to the individual, school and community.

3

KINS 6553 Coordinated School Health Prog

A description and analysis of the eight components of a K-12 coordinated school health program and the relationship of these components to the reduction of youth risk behaviors and of linking health and academic achievement.

3

KINS 6560 Health Policy Analysis

This course introduces graduate students to the basic discipline of public policy analysis and provides a foundation of institutional understanding of health care financing and policy in the United States. The course will cover policy issues at the federal, state, and local levels including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Farm Bill. Other areas to be explored include private health insurance markets, the recent health care reform legislation (the Affordable Care Act), and other current health policy issues.

3

KINS 6563 ATOD Education and Prevention

Explores issues in substance use and abuse including physical, social, and psychological causes and effects; prevention efforts applicable for school, community and worksite settings; and rehabilitation approaches.

3

KINS 6603 Performance Physiology

Prerequisite: Undergraduate exercise physiology or equivalent. Provides an understanding of traditional concepts with regard to muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous adaptations, and physical stress.

3

KINS 6613 Methods of Human Performance I

This course is designed to teach participants advanced methods of physical conditioning for normal and athletic populations associated with various resistance training approaches.

3

KINS 6623 Adv Sport & Exercise Psych

A study of psychological principles with application to sport and exercise settings. Topics include personality, anxiety, arousal, intervention strategies, motivation, self-confidence, social facilitation, and exercise psychology.

3

KINS 6633 Methods of Human Perfor II

This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge and expertise in the areas of performance enhancement. The course will focus on the understanding, development, and application of coaching strategies as they pertain to specific areas of human performance. These will include a focus on the development and application of techniques used to enhance speed, agility and quickness training components of a training/conditioning program for athletes or the active/healthy populations.

3

KINS 6643 Design/Implem/Human Perf Prog

This course is designed to teach participants how to design and implement human performance programs. This course will require the student to incorporate a creative approach to developing and implementing advanced human performance conditioning programs.

3

KINS 6653 Sports Nutrition

This course is designed to educate students on the latest sports nutrition concepts.

3

KINS 6673 App Ath Monitor & Perf Assess

This course is designed to teach graduate students the principles of athlete monitoring as well as gain practical experience in effectively and efficiently applying methods of assessing physical characteristics, qualities, and attributes with respect to optimizing athletic performance and minimizing injury.

3

KINS 6703 Pedagogical Applications in PE

The major emphasis of this course will on the individual reflection and development of advanced teaching competencies necessary for implementation of effective instruction in physical education at all instructional levels. Specific teaching skills will be identified that are critical to: a) the development of a safe & positive learning environment, and b) creation and maintenance of strong learner engagement in learning activities. These skills will be discussed and analyzed through use of classroom discussion, laboratory observations & evaluations.

3

KINS 6713 Prog Assess/Evaluation-Hlth/PE

Application of measurement and evaluation principles including statistical techniques to research problems in health and physical education. Emphasis will be placed on concepts such as authentic assessment, competency-based evaluation, portfolio assessment, needs assessment and program evaluation.

3

KINS 6723 Prog Des & Imp in Sec Hlth PE

Corequisite: KINS 6733. This course examines methods and materials for teaching physical education in the secondary schools, grades 7-12. It addresses curriculum needs, program planning, and the actual design of curricula to meet secondary school aged adolescents' needs and interests. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the NASPE Standards for Physical Education Teachers. This course is repeatable for credit.

2

KINS 6733 Clinical Exp in Sec Hlth PE

Corequisite: KINS 6723. Provides the student with a systematic and progressive introduction to full-time teaching of physical education and health in grades 7-12th. Students will gain practical experience in applying the knowledge, skills, and methods with adolescents in real middle and high school settings. The students will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in all national and state physical education and health teaching standards. This course counts toward the M.A.T. in Kinesiology/Physical Education. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

KINS 6743 Prog Des & Imp in Elem Hlth PE

Corequisite: KINS 6753. Examines methods and materials for teaching physical education in the elementary schools, grades K-6. Addresses curricular needs, program planning, and the actual design of curricula to meet elementary school aged children's needs and interests. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the NAPSE Standards for Physical Education Teachers. This course counts toward the M.A.T. in Kinesiology/Physical Education. This course is repeatable for credit.

2

KINS 6753 Clinical Exp in Elem Hlth PE

Corequisite: KINS 6743. Provides the student with a systematic and progressive introduction to full-time teaching of physical education and health in grades kindergarten-6th. Students will gain practical experience in applying the knowledge, skills, and methods with children in real elementary school settings. The students will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in all national and state physical education and health teaching standards. This course counts toward the M.A.T. in Kinesiology/Physical education as the elementary piece of the student teaching internship for K-12 teaching licensure. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

KINS 6803 Research Methods Kinesiology

Recommended: C or better in MATH 2600 or equivalent. This course is designed to discuss research concepts, methodologies, and statistical analyses typically employed in the health sciences. Research approaches used in exercise and physical activity research, physical education, outdoor education, health promotion, and in therapeutic fields will be the focus of this course. The intent is to provide the student with an intuitive or conceptual understanding of theory, tools, and processes involved in reading and understanding research studies relevant to his/her respective profession.

3

KINS 6813 Research Mthds Kinesiology II

Prerequisite: KINS 6803. This course is designed to provide an in-depth discussion of decision-making processes employed in the development of a research study. The intent is to provide the student an opportunity to identify a research problem based upon a review of relevant literature, select an appropriate design, develop procedures (sampling techniques, instrumentation, data collection procedure, and appropriate statistical analysis), and intelligently speculate possible interpretations of anticipated results of the study. Additional advanced research designs and data analysis techniques will be introduced in this course.

3

KINS 6823 Admin Health & Human Services

An overview of administrative responsibilities and procedures related to health and human service programs. Professional standards, human resource development, program planning and implementation, site planning, strategic management, program evaluation, and funding strategies among topics potentially addressed.

3

KINS 6833 Special Topics in Kinesiology

This course is an opportunity to study a topic of interest that is not included in program of study or a topic that is included in the program of study at an introductory level. Special topics courses used in programs for a group of students or a cohort will require a DOK syllabus. Special topics courses used for individual students require a contract to be approved by the faculty supervisor and the department. This course is repeatable for credit.

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KINS 6843 Practicum in Kinesiology

The Practicum in Kinesiology is an opportunity to complete a placement in a relevant, normally local, organization of professional interest. The student will complete the contract in conjunction with the faculty supervisor and the sponsoring agency supervisor for approval by the department. This course is repeatable for credit.

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KINS 6853 Internship in Kinesiology

An individually designed and planned field experience. Internship selection and approval are based on the student’s professional goals and sponsor suitability for offering an appropriate learning opportunity. Students must satisfy GC and Outdoor Education pre-requisite requirements for the internship. Attendance at a pre-internship seminar is required. This course is repeatable for credit.

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KINS 6863 Masters Thesis in Kinesiology

Supervised development, implementation, and analysis of research with completion of a written thesis approved by major professor and graduate committee. This course is repeatable for credit.

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KINS 6873 Masters Project in Kinesiology

A project shall be comprised of a capstone experience that leads to an actual product such as a publishable journal and/or literature review article, position paper, teaching aid, instructional videotape, program or facility development, web site, on-line course materials, lab manual, curriculum development, etc. The project is completed in compliance with the department Synthesis Project Option Policy. This course is repeatable for credit.

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