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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Business and Science 137 Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Concentration  

Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Concentration

Kinesiology and applied physiology is offered as a concentration within the professional science master's program described under Business and Science 137. The objective of the master of business and science degree with a concentration in kinesiology and applied physiology is to educate students about the systemic adaptations and responses to exercise and about applications of these principles in the health, fitness, biotechnological, nutraceutical, supplement, and wellness industries. Students will be taught about hormonal, biochemical, metabolic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and psychological responses to exercise, exercise testing and prescription principles, and application of physical activity to an overall beneficial wellness profile. In order to prepare students to work in the various related health and fitness industries, such as supplement and nutraceutical development, fitness management and wellness program implementation, corporate fitness, personal training, and health/fitness biotechnology development, students will also be taught about management and planning, teamwork, and communication, and proper financial decisions.

All students in kinesiology and applied physiology must take the following courses:

16:137:515  Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
16:137:516  Exercise Biochemistry (3)
16:137:517  Statistics and Research Design in Exercise Science (3)
16:137:518  Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)

Course Descriptions

16:137:505  Colloquium in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (1)
A seminar style course designed to introduce students to contemporary issues within the field of kinesiology and applied physiology.

16:137:515  Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
This class will be taught as a joint graduate/undergraduate class. Graduate students will have several assignments above and beyond the requirements for the undergraduates. For example, they will be required to carry out a literature review within a selected subtopic of exercise physiology (e.g., impact of extreme environmental conditions on the body's response to intense physical exertion) and present an annotated bibliography summarizing and critiquing the results of the literature search.

16:137:516  Exercise Biochemistry (3)
This class will be taught as a joint graduate/undergraduate class. Graduate students will have several assignments above and beyond the requirements for the undergraduates, including conducting a thorough literature review on a specific topic related to exercise biochemistry and/or sports nutrition and providing article critiques.  

16:137:517  Statistics and Research Design in Exercise Science (3)
Applied parametric and nonparametric descriptive and inferential statistics and research design for exercise science. Heavy emphasis on the use of SPSS statistical software for multivariate analysis and multiple linear regression.

16:137:518  Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)
Application of physiological principles and development of practical skills for fitness evaluation and exercise prescription. Emphasis on pretest screening and assessment and prescription fundamentals for cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and flexibility. Special populations and peak performance.

16:137:519  EKG Use and Interpretation (3)
This class will be taught as a joint graduate/undergraduate class. Graduate students will have several assignments above and beyond the requirements for the undergraduates. For example, they will be required to attend clinical assessments of cardiac patients at area hospitals such as Robert Wood Johnson, St. Peter's, and JFK.

16:137:520  Exercise Endocrinology (3)
The effects of exercise, both acute and chronic, on the endocrine system. Topics may include athletic amenorrhea, overtraining, muscle hypertrophy, the role of hormones in performance, the role of exercise in modifying disease progression.

16:137:524 (F) Exercise Psychophysiology (3)
Psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying the effects of exercise and physical activity on various psychological states.

Other electives may be found at:

Concentration Coordinator:

Professor Shawn Arent

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