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EIU Master of Science in Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology Courses

PREREQUISITES

 

KSR 4340 - Principles of Exercise Physiology – 3 credits

(3-0-3) A study of the acute and chronic effects of exercise and physical activity on the function and structure of the human body.

 

KSR 4440 - Physical Fitness Appraisal and Performance Assessment – 3 credits

(2-2-3) A study of the basic scientific components of fitness and measurement of different indices of physical fitness common to corporate, clinical, and laboratory settings. Course restricted to Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation majors.

 

KSR 4450 - Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations – 3 credits

(2-2-3) The application of exercise science principles to the design and implementation of exercise programs for general and special populations. Course restricted to Exercise Science majors.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

KSR 5000: RESEARCH METHODS IN KINESIOLOGY, SPORT, AND RECREATION - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) An exposure to various types of research methods in related subject areas, a critical evaluation of selected studies, and writing the research report.

 

KSR 5005: LITERATURE REVIEW IN KINESIOLOGY AND SPORTS STUDIES - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course provides a practical guide that complements research methodology content with particular focus on conducting a comprehensive literature review.

 

KSR 5130: EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and research findings related to exercise behavior change strategies and factors that influence physical activity participation and adherence among individuals and groups. This course will focus on the role that modifiable factors (e.g. attitudes) have on physical activity and basic concepts of the behavior theories, applications, and strategies that enhance physical activity adoption and maintenance.

 

KSR 5225: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AGING - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course includes information on theories of physical aging, functional changes in humans with aging, and effects of both short term and chronic physical activity upon aging systems. Indications and contraindications of activity for older persons are discussed.

 

KSR 5260: CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course examines the response of the cardiopulmonary system to acute and chronic exercise in healthy individuals and those with various types of cardiopulmonary dysfunction.

 

KSR 5270: NEUROMUSCULAR EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course examines the affects of acute and chronic exercise, including various types of strength and conditioning programs, on the function of the neuromuscular system in various populations (e.g. health, women, elderly disease, etc.).

 

KSR 5280: EXERCISE METABOLISM BODY COMPOSITION - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) Study of the regulation and the assessment of energy use/metabolism during and following exercise, including the influence of diet and training on exercise metabolism. Also included are assessment of body composition and obesity, the affect of exercise on the body composition, and the role of exercise in weight regulation.

 

KSR 5450: SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCES IN ADULT FITNESS - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) The course is designed to provide the student with practical experience in supervising the testing and exercise sessions in an adult fitness program at Eastern Illinois University.

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

KSR 5250: EXERCISE ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) The interpretation of normal and abnormal electrocardiograms at rest and during exercise.

 

KSR 5640: GRADED EXERCISE TESTING AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR THE APPARENTLY HEALTHY AND THE CARDIAC PATIENT - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) The course is designed to examine the theoretical and practical aspects of cardiovascular testing devices and their protocols. In addition, classic techniques in exercise prescription will be investigated and implemented in real life situations.

 

KSR 5655: SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE IN CARDIAC REHABILITATION - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) The course is designed to provide the student with observation and practical experience involving the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and Eastern Illinois University.

 

KSR 5950: THESIS - 3 OR 6 CREDITS

(Arr.-Arr.-3 or 6) (Credit/No Credit) NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours may be earned in a combination of 5950 and 5990.

 

KSR 5990: INDEPENDENT STUDY - 1 TO 6 CREDITS

(Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) Individual pursuit of study selected by the student. May be repeated once; a maximum of nine semester hours may be earned in a combination of 5990 and 5950.

 

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Contact Information

Dr. Andrew Kerins, Graduate Coordinator

2504 - Lantz Arena
217-581-7594
Fax: 217-581-7973
ajkerins@eiu.edu


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