MS – Strength and Human Performance Curriculum

Strength & Human Performance, Online:

30 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course explores the fundamental role of exercise and fitness in health. Students will explore the principles of exercise and various components of fitness and wellness.

3

This course covers the psychological and social-psychological consequences of exercise and competitive sport. Students will analyze and apply evidence-based practices in sport psychology to enhance performance, health, and self-efficacy.

3

This course emphasizes gaining the skills required to plan and execute research studies in sport sciences. Topics include scientific writing, literature review skills, developing hypotheses, human ethics in research, and scientific presentation skills.

3

This course provides an overview of the role of nutrient selection in supporting and improving strength and physical performance. There is an emphasis on applying evidence-based strategies and recommendations.

3

This course examines the physiological principles and mechanisms of endocrinology as it relates to health and exercise. Emphasis will be placed on the endocrine organs, hormone classifications, detailed mechanisms of action of hormones, and the role of nutrition.

3

This course focuses on the acute and chronic effects of aerobic and resistance exercise on the cardiovascular system. Structural and functional operation and regulation of the cardiovascular system, physiological changes, and a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory mechanisms controlling cardiovascular function at rest and in response to exercise will be explored.

3

This course emphasizes the evaluation of physical fitness in special populations and to design, implement, and administer programs for developing physical fitness and changing lifestyle behaviors.

3

This course explores the scientific literature of sports-related fitness for competitive and professional athletes. Muscle strength, endurance, agility, speed, and flexibility in athletes are discussed. Current research and development in exercise physiology and human kinetics will be explored.

3

This course focuses on the functions, requirements, and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and lipids and the role in human and physical performance.

3

This course requires the student to produce an original research design suitable for submission to a Human Subjects Review Board (IRB) that demonstrates mastery of a specified subject/field they wish to pursue professionally. The primary focus of the course is the analysis of scientific literature to formulate a research proposal, including a thorough review of literature, hypothesis, and methodology. The research proposal will describe contributions to the field of exercise and sport science.

(Pre-requisites: completion of all core courses. This course must be completed in the final term of enrollment, online)

3

Strength & Human Performance, Online Concentration: Internship:

36 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course explores the fundamental role of exercise and fitness in health. Students will explore the principles of exercise and various components of fitness and wellness.

3

This course covers the psychological and social-psychological consequences of exercise and competitive sport. Students will analyze and apply evidence-based practices in sport psychology to enhance performance, health, and self-efficacy.

3

This course emphasizes gaining the skills required to plan and execute research studies in sport sciences. Topics include scientific writing, literature review skills, developing hypotheses, human ethics in research, and scientific presentation skills.

3

This course provides an overview of the role of nutrient selection in supporting and improving strength and physical performance. There is an emphasis on applying evidence-based strategies and recommendations.

3

This course examines the physiological principles and mechanisms of endocrinology as it relates to health and exercise. Emphasis will be placed on the endocrine organs, hormone classifications, detailed mechanisms of action of hormones, and the role of nutrition.

3

This course focuses on the acute and chronic effects of aerobic and resistance exercise on the cardiovascular system. Structural and functional operation and regulation of the cardiovascular system, physiological changes, and a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory mechanisms controlling cardiovascular function at rest and in response to exercise will be explored.

3

This course emphasizes the evaluation of physical fitness in special populations and to design, implement, and administer programs for developing physical fitness and changing lifestyle behaviors.

3

This course explores the scientific literature of sports-related fitness for competitive and professional athletes. Muscle strength, endurance, agility, speed, and flexibility in athletes are discussed. Current research and development in exercise physiology and human kinetics will be explored.

3

This course focuses on the functions, requirements, and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and lipids and the role in human and physical performance.

3

Interns will perform hands-on application as relevant to the field. The Internship requires 300 hours of work-related experience and course assignments to be completed during the final semester. The Internship Experience course will guide and mentor students as they begin the internship experience.

3

Interns will perform hands-on application as relevant to the field. The Internship requires 300 hours of work-related experience and course assignments to be completed during the final semester. The Internship Experience course will guide and mentor students as they finalize the internship experience.

3

This course requires the student to produce an original research design suitable for submission to a Human Subjects Review Board (IRB) that demonstrates mastery of a specified subject/field they wish to pursue professionally. The primary focus of the course is the analysis of scientific literature to formulate a research proposal, including a thorough review of literature, hypothesis, and methodology. The research proposal will describe contributions to the field of exercise and sport science.

(Pre-requisites: completion of all core courses. This course must be completed in the final term of enrollment, online)

3