M.S. in Exercise Physiology
- Students will demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, and interpret the findings from a research study in the area of exercise physiology.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to critique and interpret germane literature (scientific, clinical, etc.) in the area of exercise physiology.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to perform exercise physiology laboratory techniques.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the processing and interpretation of exercise physiology information.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of exercise interventions related to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; and various neuromuscular and metabolic disorders.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of selected pathologies as they relate to physical inactivity.
- Critically evaluate research in the area of exercise physiology, including methods, results, and discussion. (G1, 2)
- Analyze data using the appropriate statistical techniques to test research hypotheses. (G1, 2, 5)
- Explain the physiological processes of energy metabolism and excitation-contraction of skeletal muscle, the mechanisms of peripheral and central fatigue. (G4)
- Demonstrate correct use of laboratory equipment for the measurement of oxygen uptake during exercise, lactate and ventilatory thresholds, cardiac output, and body composition. (G1, 3, 4)
- Demonstrate ability to perform a stress test. (G 3, 4)
- Demonstrate ability to analyze various heart arrhythmias. (G 5, 6)
- Demonstrate an ability to analyze and interpret metabolic, thermoregulatory, and cardiovascular data. (G1, 4, 5, 6)
- Examine and describe current approaches to reliability and validity of measures used in exercise physiology as they relate to various pathophysiologies. (G1, 2, 5)
- Explain the role of exercise training in the prevention and treatment of major lifestyle-related diseases (e.g., CHD, metabolic syndrome, hypertension). (G1, 2, 5)
- Identify the role of both acute and chronic exercise in disease prevention and rehabilitation. (G5, 6)
- Appropriately design therapeutic exercise interventions for individuals with various pathologies and conditions. (G5, 6)
- Identify contraindications, limitations, and precautions associated with various pathologies and conditions. (G5, 6)
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the possible co-morbidities and their associated risks for exercise participation. (G5, 6)
- Accurately communicate findings of germane literature, both orally and in writing. (G1, 2, 4, 5, 6)