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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6525
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-07-03
  2. Department: Physical Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 173200000
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Ellery
  6. Phone: 9743443
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6525
  10. Full Title: Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: L - Laboratory
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Lab Tech Ex Sci
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Department Approval/Permission of Instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The course covers laboratory applications as they relate to exercise science. Emphasis will be placed upon laboratory experiences in biomechanics and exercise physiology involving equipment setup, data collection, data acquisition, and data analysis.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is part of a new Plan III Program of Study in Exercise Science that has just been approved by the College of Education Graduate Program Committee and the College Council.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course would be open to students from other colleges interested in exercise science and health. This is a new course that has not been offered in the past, but enrollment is anticipated to be approximately 15 to 20 students per class.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All faculty teaching this course have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a masters degree.
  29. Objectives: By the end of this course, the student should have the following competencies:

    6.1. Demonstrate the application of the principles of mechanics and how they impact human movement.

    6.2. Demonstrate the application of basic exercise physiology principles.

    6.3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze selected motor and physiological patterns.

    6.4. Evaluate and conduct research in biomechanics and exercise physiology.

    6.5. Interpret data obtained from various testing instruments and prescribe remedial physical activity based on those results.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Exam I:

    Exam I will be given in midsemester and will encompass all of the information covered in class up to that point. The exam may include multiple choice, true/false, matching response, short and long answer formats.

    Exam II:

    Exam II will be given during finals’ week and will encompass all of the information covered in class up to that point. The exam may include multiple choice, true/false, matching response, short and long answer formats.

    Research Project:

    Students will have to complete two research projects, one each in biomechanics and exercise physiology that will allow them to familiarize themselves with research studies in these areas, collect and analyze data and interpret research results. In addition, students will present research findings to the class as a formal presentation. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 50% of the final grade.


    Students will be given periodic assignments and have adequate time to complete and present to faculty. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 10% of the final grade.

    Content [14pts]

    Appearance/Organization [5pts]

  31. Major Topics: 7.1. Biomechanics as an interdiscipline

    7.1.1. Measurement, Description, Analysis, and Assessment Measurement, Description, and Monitoring Analysis Assessment and Interpretation

    7.1.2. Biomechanics and its Relationship with Anatomy and Physiology

    7.2. Kinematics

    7.2.1. Direct Measurement Techniques Goniometry Accelerometry

    7.2.2. Imaging Techniques Various Kinematic Systems

    7.2.3. Data Conversion Techniques Analog-to-Digital Other Techniques

    7.2.4. Processing of Raw Data Smoothing, Theorems, and Techniques Signal versus Noise

    7.2.5. Calculations Limb and Joint Angles Velocity and Acceleration

    7.3. Kinetics

    7.3.1. Biomechanical Models Link-Segment Model Joint Reaction Forces

    7.3.2. Free-Body Diagram

    7.3.3. Force Transducers and Force Plates Multidirectional Force Transducers Force Plates Synchronization of Force Plate and Kinematic Data

    7.4. Electromyography

    7.4.1. Muscle Contraction

    7.4.2. EMG Recording

    7.4.3. EMG Processing

    7.4.4. Fatigue

    7.5. Anaerobic Capacity – Wingate Anaerobic Power Test

    7.5.1. Calibration of equipment

    7.5.2. Test procedures

    7.5.3. Data analysis

    7.6. Aerobic Capacity

    7.6.1. Maximal Oxygen Consumption Test Calibration of metabolic measurement cart Gas analysis – oxygen and carbon dioxide Blood lactate analysis - Students will learn the process of collecting and analyzing blood via a finger stick. Proper laboratory procedures for blood collection and disposal will be followed. This includes the use of gloves, sterile equipment, and a biohazard container for disposal. In addition, safety procedures for blood borne pathogens will be followed. Test administration, data analysis and interpretation

    7.6.2. YMCA cycle ergometer test

    7.7. Metabolic calculations

    7.7.1. Treadmill walking and running

    7.7.2. Cycle ergometry

    7.7.3. Stepping

    7.7.4. Practical applications of metabolic calculations

    7.8. Cardiovascular Stress Testing

    7.8.1. Heart Rate Assessment

    7.8.2. Measurement of blood pressure

    7.8.3 . Electrocardiography analysis and interpretation Electrode placement Rate, rhythm and axis determination Normal heart rhythms Basic cardiac arrhythmia

    7.9. Pulmonary Assessment

    7.10.Body composition analysis

    7.10.1. Hydrostatic weighing techniques and assessment of residual volume

    7.10.2. Skinfold calipers

    7.10.3. Bioelectrical impedance

  32. Textbooks: Required text:

    American College of Sports Medicine. (2001). ACSM’s resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription (4th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

    Ehrman, J., Gordon, P., Visich, P., & Keteylan, S. (2003). Clinical exercise physiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Nigg, B.M., & Herzog, W. (1998). Biomechanics of the musculo-skeletal system (2nd ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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