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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - APK6116

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-06-21
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approval received 3/31/10; Grad Council review 5/17/10; need learning outcomes; terminal degree info added; Updated - Approved 3/21/11. to System 3/24/11. To SCNS 4/1/11. Approved effective 5/15/11. Field Change 8/1/12 -PET 6339 to APK 6116


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2309 2010-03-19
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200 Physical Education & Exercise Science
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Bill Campbell 9743443 campbell@coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    APK 6116 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise Physiology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Neuromuscular Ex. Phys.
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Course Description

    Covers selected topics regarding neuromuscular aspects of exercise physiology. Some of the topics to be covered include: neuromuscular anatomy and physiology, theory of skeletal muscle contraction, protein synthesis and degradation.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. 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?

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 2 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    In addition to a terminal degree, qualified instructors must have Graduate coursework in the area of the course.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    6.1 Knowledge of the historical roots and foundational principles in skeletal muscle physiology.

    6.2 Ability to locate, read, and interpret neuromuscular exercise physiology literature.

    6.3 Knowledge of the anatomy and architecture of skeletal muscle.

    6.4 Knowledge of the neuromuscular system with an emphasis on the neuromuscular junction.

    6.5 Knowledge of resting and action potentials.

    6.6 Knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for hypertrophy and catabolism of skeletal

    muscle.

    6.7 Knowledge of skeletal muscle metabolism and the regulation of metabolic systems.

    6.8 Knowledge of the acute and chronic adaptations resulting from resistance training.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    6.1 Knowledge of the historical roots and foundational principles in skeletal muscle physiology.

    6.2 Ability to locate, read, and interpret neuromuscular exercise physiology literature.

    6.3 Knowledge of the anatomy and architecture of skeletal muscle.

    6.4 Knowledge of the neuromuscular system with an emphasis on the neuromuscular junction.

    6.5 Knowledge of resting and action potentials.

    6.6 Knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for hypertrophy and catabolism of skeletal

    muscle.

    6.7 Knowledge of skeletal muscle metabolism and the regulation of metabolic systems.

    6.8 Knowledge of the acute and chronic adaptations resulting from resistance training.

    C. Major Topics

    Neuromuscular anatomy and physiology, theory of skeletal muscle contraction, protein synthesis and degradation, cell-signaling, theories of fatigue.

    D. Textbooks

    Title: Skeletal Muscle - Form and Function

    Authors: Macintosh BR, Gardiner PF, and McComas AJ

    Publisher: Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL

    Year: 2006

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Selected videos available via Google and YouTube.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Student Expectations:

    Students are expected to read all required materials in advance of each class meeting.

    Students are expected to attend class meetings regularly.

    Students are expected to participate in all Blackboard discussions.

    Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion.

    Grade Criteria:

    Written Examinations: 70%

    * composed exclusively of essay questions

    Participation: 10%

    * in class and online

    Research Presentation: 20%

    * on topic of choice *Note: rubrics for each grade area could not be added directly to this Acrobat form and are instead provided in section 8 of syllabus document.

    Percentages:

    A+ = 97.5 - 100, A = 92.5 - 97.49, A- = 90 - 92.49, B+ = 87.5 - 89.99,

    B = 82.5 - 87.49, B- = 80 - 82.49, C+ = 77.5 - 79.99, C = 72.5 - 77.49,

    C- = 70 - 72.49, D+ = 67.5 - 69.99, D = 62.5 - 67.49, D- = 60 - 62.49,

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Week 1: Introduction; Overview of the nervous system; Overview of the neuromuscular system; Muscle architecture and muscle fiber anatomy.

    Week 2: Motoneuron and the neuromuscular junction; Muscle fiber acetylcholine receptors and the role of these receptors during physical activity.

    Week 3: Muscle contraction; sliding filament theory of muscle contraction; Cross-bridge theory of skeletal muscle; Contractile proteins.

    Week 4: Hypertrophy and mechanisms of action

    Week 5: Catabolism/proteolysis and mechanisms of action

    Week 6: Net protein balance; augmenting protein synthesis and inhibiting protein breakdown

    Week 7: Cell-signaling in skeletal muscle; MAP kinase pathways; AMP kinase pathway; Akt-mTOR pathway.

    Week 8: Exam 1; covering material from weeks 1-7

    Week 9: Muscle metabolism; Integration and regulation of metabolic systems; ATP resynthesis.

    Week 10: Motor-unit recruitment; size principle

    Week 11: Skeletal muscle endocrinology; Anabolic hormones vs. catabolic hormones.

    Week 12: Fatigue; Central fatigue hypothesis vs. peripheral fatigue hypothesis.

    Week 13: Acute and chronic responses of skeletal muscle to resistance training.

    Week 14: Effects of aging on skeletal muscle; Motoneuron changes in aging; sarcopenia.

    Week 15: Exam 2, covering material from weeks 8-14

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    Students are allowed to miss up to 2 class meetings without penalty. Each absence beyond 2 will result in a reduction of 2% from the final grade.

    Regarding observance of religious holidays: All students have a right to expect that the University will reasonably accommodate their religious observances, practices, and beliefs. Students are expected to notify the instructor in writing by the second class if they intend to be absent for a class or announced examination, in accordance with university policy.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    “Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact

    words of a published text or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a

    published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from

    books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not

    generally known to the public-at-large, must be attributed to its author by means of the

    appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text.

    Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's

    work.”

    “Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may

    include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall

    be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student

    a grade of "F" of "FF" (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.”

    All students are expected to complete assignments according to the provided schedule and any work to be completed/submitted after the provided schedule must be approved in advance or the work will receive no academic credit.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    It is expected that this course would enroll approximately 15-20 students each time it is delivered. This course will be included in a menu of courses from which students will develop their Program of Study. It is expected that at least 2/3 of all Exercis


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