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38.101 Freshman Seminar Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35271
Status Active

The Freshman Seminar will introduce new students to UMASS Lowell, the College of Health Sciences. Class participants will participate in weekly activities to improve study skills, communication skills, and problem solving. They will also learn important information about careers in Exercise Physiology and health-related fields.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Exercise Physiology Freshman only.

38.202 Introduction to Exercise Physiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4875
Status Active

This course introduces students to the major in Exercise Physiology. Objectives of the major are covered along with beginning fitness principles, history of the profession, career options, and legal aspects of practice. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Exercise Physiology (BS) Only.

38.301 Junior Seminar Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35272
Status Active

The Junior Seminar, offered spring semester to Exercise Physiology majors, will orient students to information required for their Practicum experience during their Senior Year.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104 & EP Majors Junior Status only.

38.305 Exercise Physiology I Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4881
Status Active

This first course of a two-course sequence will examine the short and long term effects of exercise on the oxygen transport systems. The lecture portion of this course will introduce the students to understanding the concepts of physiological and metabolic functioning of the human body during all forms of physical activity. Students taking this course are advised that the capability to exercise moderately and maximally will be necessary. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104 & EP Majors Junior Status only.

38.307 Exercise Physiology I Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4882
Status Active

This course must be taken concurrently with 38.305. It offers students the opportunity to test and evaluate physiological concepts and skills discussed in the lecture. Student physical examinations completed prior to each academic year should include cardiopulmonary status indicating exercise capability. Documentation must be provided to the Department prior to entering this laboratory course. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: 38.305 Co-req .

38.315 Kinesiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1250
Status Active

This course combines the study of mechanics, kinematics, kinetics, anatomy and neuromuscular physiology to teach the examination and evaluation of human movement. The major focus of the course is in qualitative evaluation of movement. Topics also include quantitative evaluation, body mechanics, posture and gait evaluation with a focus on identification of abnormal movement patterns. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104 & EP Majors Junior Status only.

38.317 Kinesiology Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4884
Status Active

All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 38.315.

38.356 Pharmacology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31962
Status Active

All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104, 38.305/307 and 38.315/317 & EP Majors Senior Status only.

38.408 Exercise Physiology II Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4887
Status Active

This course is designed to provide the student with hands on experience in a variety of laboratory techniques and field techniques for the assessment of human performance. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 38.406.

38.412 Clinical Practicum I and II Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4888
Status Active

This course is an off-campus experience in either a cardiac/pulmonary rehab clinical facility or fitness setting. Students experience practical applications of the concepts and theories learned in the classroom settings. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104, 38.305/307 and 38.315/317 & EP Majors Senior Status only.

38.417 Research Methods in Exercise Physiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4889
Status Active

This course involves an in-depth study of current research methods and topics with specific applications to the field of Exercise Physiology. The content includes the sources of data acquisition, research design, testing procedures, and treatment of data. Each student must participate in a senior research project utilizing information gained from the lecture portion of the class. All 1st 2nd and 3rd year course work in the exercise physiology major. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104, 38.305/307 and 38.315/317 & EP Majors Senior Status only.

38.418 Senior Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4890
Status Active

The Senior Seminar, offered concurrently with 38.412 Clinical Practicum, will be an on-campus discussion of the practicum experience.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104, 38.305/307 and 38.315/317 & EP Majors Senior Status only.

38.420 Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4891
Status Active

This course is a capstone course in Exercise Physiology. Students summate and synthesize classroom and clinical experiences in Exercise Physiology in the preparation of a final project. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104, 38.305/307 and 38.315/317 & EP Majors Senior Status only.

38.421 Directed Study Health Promotion Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30347
Status Active

All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104, 38.305/307 and 38.315/317 & EP Majors Senior Status only.

38.422 Exercise Prescription & Programming Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4892
Status Active

This course provides an essential foundation for exercise prescription and programming, and sound educational practice. Factors that impede or enhance exercise compliance and progress are explored. Clinical teaching skills, safety, and professional behavior are also addressed. All exercise physiology undergraduate courses (number 38) are restricted to EP majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Exercise Physiology Core 1 Courses: 35.101/103, 35.102/104, 81.122/124, 35.251/253 or 84.121/123 or 84.111/113, 35.252/254 or 84.112/114 or 84.122/124, & 95.103/96.103, 95.104/96.104, 38.305/307 and 38.315/317 & EP Majors Senior Status only.