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Exercise and Health Science

  • EHS 610  Exercise and Aging

    Description:
    This course addresses current theories of biological aging, the physiological alterations associated with age and chronic disease, and benefits of physical activity and chronic exercise in the aging process. Students will learn how to screen and assess health status and fitness levels and develop exercise recommendations for older adults, understand the basic pathophysiology of common age-related diseases/conditions, and develop appropriate exercise tests and programs for older adults with these diseases/conditions. Course requirements will differ for undergraduate and graduate students and will be outlined in the course syllabus.   More Info

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  • EHS 620  Pediatric Exercise

    Description:
    This course focuses on exercise and physical activity in children and adolescents. Topics include physiological and psychosocial differences in pediatrics with regards to effects of maturation, growth and puberty on the fitness components (body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance and flexibility), normal exercise responses, and exercise training adaptations. A special emphasis will also be on clinical pediatric health issues (ie. asthma, diabetes, cancer, congenital heart disease, obesity) and on public health policies and national recommendations for children and adolescents including (but not limited to) physical activity, physical education, nutritional intake, school wellness policies, and community wellness programs.   More Info

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  • EHS 625  Quantitative Research Methods

    Description:
    This course is designed to provide graduate students with a background in quantitative research design to promote an understanding of the scientific literature and to assist in future research pursuits. In this course, students will become familiar with the scientific research process, ethical issues related to research basic concepts of statistics and measurements, various types of quantitative research, and interpretation and reporting of research results. Student will prepare and present a research proposal as part of the course.   More Info

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  • EHS 630  Advanced Health Fitness and Nutrition Assessment

    Description:
    The course is designed to provide hands-on experience for health and fitness professionals. The laboratory experience will be used to generate new knowledge and provide practical experience for assessment of human health, physical fitness, and nutrition. The course serves an important role in training graduate students for professions in areas such as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, clinical expertise physiology, sports medicine, and community and worksite fitness/health promotion.   More Info

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  • EHS 635  Project and Program Management in Health Promotion

    Description:
    Successful managers of projects and programs mobilize a group toward a shared vision. To do so while managing resources and stakeholders requires a systematic approach, skill, and planning. This course will use theory, supportive research, and experiential learning opportunities to enable students to lead and manage a broad range of health promotion efforts in diverse settings including public health agencies, community organizations, or fitness centers.   More Info

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  • EHS 645  Leadership and Communication

    Description:
    The ability to exercise leadership through service, to speak and write persuasively, and to work collaboratively with diverse individuals is required of exercise and health professionals in the modern workforce. Deficiencies in communication, regardless of experience and intelligence, can render the leader ineffective. Students will be provided with opportunities to analyze their personal communication styles and their ability to effectively engage within the communities they work in and partner with.   More Info

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  • EHS 650  Obesity and Weight Management

    Description:
    This course describes characteristics of the global obesity epidemic and its health and economic consequences. Students learn the scientific basis of energy balance, energy metabolism, the regulation of body weight, and are introduced to neuroendocrine appetite regulation and the genetics of obesity. The importance of regular physical activity, health nutrition and health behavior change to prevent/reduce obesity in children and adults is emphasized. Students study important psychosocial factors related to obesity and explore emerging strategies for obesity treatment, including pharmacological and surgical approaches. Students may not receive credit for both EHS 350 & EHS 650.   More Info

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  • EHS 655  Advanced Physical Activity and Health

    Description:
    The primary purpose of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the relationships among physical activity, exercise, and health across the lifespan, be able to identify key behavioral and social determinants of physical activity behaviors, and identify evidence-base approaches to promoting physical activity at the individual, community and population levels. The course focuses on gaining experience reading peer reviewed scientific literature, and understanding how research is used to guide physical activity programs and policies. This course provides an overview of the epidemiological evidence on associations between physical activity and a variety of health outcomes with an emphasis on chronic cardio-metabolic disease and cancer, key determinants of physical activity behaviors in different populations, and effective approaches for increasing participation in physical activity. Special attention is given to developing critical thinking skills and understanding the application of epidemiological methods to the science of physical activity and health outcome. The class is also structures to provide opportunities for in-depth analysis and discussion as to how various research methods are used to study physical activity.   More Info

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  • EHS 656  Advanced Nutrition and Health

    Description:
    The primary purpose of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the relationships between nutrition and health across the lifespan. The course focuses on gaining experience reading peer reviewed, scientific literature, and understanding how science is used to guide nutrition program planning. This course provides an overview of the evidence of the epidemiological association of nutrition with a variety of health outcomes with an emphasis on chronic cardio-metabolic disease and cancer.   More Info

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  • EHS 670  Designing Exercise and Health Promotion Interventions

    Description:
    This course focuses on advancing knowledge and skills in the development of interventions for exercise and health promotion using the socio-ecologic framework as the foundation. Students learn an intervention mapping approach to assist in the conceptualization, planning, implementation, and dissemination of health promotion programs to groups, organizations, and populations. Students will design a potentially workable intervention for a specific health problem, health behavior, and target population to develop practical skills for health promotion and research careers.   More Info

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  • EHS 675  Principles of Public Health

    Description:
    This course provides graduate students with an overview of public health with a particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention. Students will learn about the history of the public health field that integrates science, medicine, politics and other disciplines that drive the field forward, and specific areas of focus within public health. While emphasizing chronic disease control, students also study other targets of public health including tobacco, drugs and alcohol control; infectious disease control, environmental health, maternal and child health, and control of unintended injuries. Students will learn about the practice of public health understanding federal, state, and local level functions.   More Info

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  • EHS 680  Clinical Exercise Physiology

    Description:
    This course examines the topic of physiological response to exercise and exercise training for clinical populations. Particular emphasis will be placed on cardiac structure and function, interpretation of 12-lead electrocardiograms, and exercise testing (including pharmacological testing) and prescription for cardiac and pulmonary patients. In addition, a variety of other patient populations will be discussed, such as those that are pregnant or have diabetes, obesity, hypertension, etc. Students in this course will also complete internship hours at a local hospital in the cardiac rehabilitation center. This is a fundamental course designed to help prepare students to work in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.   More Info

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  • EHS 682  Exercise Metabolism

    Description:
    This course provides an in-depth view of energy metabolism, particularly as affected by acute and chronic exercise. It covers the physiology of several related processes, including the main energy-producing systems, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue physiology, hormonal regulation of substrate utilization, and immune function related to metabolism. The course includes readings from textbooks or review articles, and readings and presentations by the students of original research articles on pertinent topics.   More Info

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  • EHS 685  Applied Exercise Physiology

    Description:
    This course is designed to supplement the student's understanding of exercise physiology (students are expected to have a basic knowledge of exercise physiology). The class will provide a general overview of the physiological basis of activity with an emphasis on current research influencing those factors which limit exercise and performance in the healthy individual. The course will cover several general topic areas, including: general metabolism, pulmonary system, cardiovascular system, skeletal muscle, and applied physiology of human performance. Major course concepts will be demonstrated in the accompanying lab sessions.   More Info

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  • EHS 690  Proposal Development

    Description:
    Students will produce a thesis or project proposal with the guidance of faculty and their thesis or project committees.   More Info

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  • EHS 691  Master's Seminar in EHS

    Description:
    This course is a weekly seminar series that will expose master-level graduate students to scientific presentations. Students will be exposed to research in the field of exercise and health sciences by attending faculty and student presentations arranged by the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, and by providing questions/comments to the presenters. The emphasis is on communications across different areas of exercise and health sciences and presentations skills.   More Info

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  • EHS 696  Independent Study

    Description:
    Study of a particular area of this subject under the supervision of a faculty member.   More Info

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  • EHS 697  Special Topics

    Description:
    This course offers study of selected topics within this subject. Course content and credits vary according to topic and are announced prior to the registration period.   More Info

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  • EHS 698  Project Practicum

    Description:
    This course is a mentored practicum project for the presentation of a master's project portfolio.   More Info

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  • EHS 699  Thesis

    Description:
    Mentored research for the presentation of master's thesis.   More Info

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  • EHS 810  Teaching in EHS

    Description:
    This course is designed to introduce students to the basic methods of effective teaching in exercise and health sciences courses. Classroom etiquette and ethics will be discussed.   More Info

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  • EHS 820  Professional and Ethical Issues in EHS

    Description:
    Topics introduce incoming students to relevant areas in this field, such as faculty research, skills for success in doctoral programs, the responsible conduct of research, human subjects' approvals, vulnerable populations, and the tenets of responsible authorship.   More Info

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  • EHS 860  Current Literature in EHS

    Description:
    In this course, students will review and critique current and relevant peer-reviewed research articles. This course allows the opportunity for an oral discourse so students can receive comments and critiques of their scientific progress. The course provides a means for students to develop the habit of regular review of scientific journals.   More Info

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  • EHS 891  Doctoral Seminar I

    Description:
    This course is a weekly seminar series that will expose doctoral graduate students to scientific presentations and research in the field of exercise and health sciences by attending faculty and student presentations arranged by the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, and by providing questions/comments to the presenters. The emphasis is on critical review of the purpose, methodology, and overall research quality of each presentation.   More Info

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  • EHS 892  Doctoral Seminar II

    Description:
    This doctoral graduate course is a continuation of EHS 891. It will include attendance at a weekly seminar series where graduate students and faculty present scientific research proposals and findings in the field of exercise and health sciences. This course will require attendance at the critiques of the weekly EHS seminars as in EHS 891, and will require that the student present his or her own research in progress once during the semester.   More Info

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  • EHS 897  Special Topics

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  • EHS 899  Dissertation

    Description:
    Mentored research for the presentation of a doctoral dissertation.   More Info

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