Course Descriptions:

REQUIRED COURSES
BIOL 210 | Human Anatomy (4 credit hours)
A comprehensive examination of the cell biology, histology, and organ systems of humans. The course is designed for students in allied health and pre-nursing. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: BIOL 102

BIOL 312 | Human Physiology (4 credit hours)
An examination of the functions and interactions of the organ systems of the human body with an emphasis on the body’s homeostatic control mechanisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: BIOL 102, BIOL 210

HPER 222 | Structural Kinesiology (3 credit hours)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human motion. The student will learn a systematic approach to the analysis of human motion and will be able to apply anatomical and mechanical analysis to the learning and improvement of a broad spectrum of movement activities.
Components: Lecture

HPER 360 | Physiology of Exercise (3 credit hours)
This course will provide students with a working understanding of how exercise affects the different systems of the body.
Components: Lecture

HPER 419 | Neuromechanics of Human Movement (3 credit hours)
The Neuromechanics of Human Movement focuses on how the human nervous and musculoskeletal systems interact to produce coordinated locomotion. Specifically, the course seeks to understand the role of corticospinal plasticity in relation to skill training and strength development.
Components: Lecture

HPER 420 | Mechanical Kinesiology (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of mechanics as they apply to human movement, particularly those pertaining to exercise, sport, and physical activity. The student should gain an understanding of the mechanical, neurological, and anatomical principles that govern human motion and develop the ability to link the structure of the human body with its function from a mechanical perspective. At the completion of this course it is desired that each student be able to: 1) describe motion with precise, well-defined mechanical and anatomical terminology; 2) understand and quantify linear and angular characteristics of motion; 3) understand the quantitative relationships between angular and linear motion characteristics of a rotating body; 4) understand and quantify the cause and effect relationship between force and linear and angular motion; 5) understand the mechanics of connective tissue and injury; and 6) understand the kinetic and kinematic assessment of gait analysis.
Components: Lecture
Requirement Group: Prerequisite: HPER 222 and HPER 360