Applied Health Physiology
Holloway Hall

Course Descriptions

AHPH 502  INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH    3CR
Methods of investigating physiological mechanisms within the human clinical context; development of skills for producing as well as consuming research by proposing a research plan.  Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Admission to program

AHPH 512  STRENGTH TRAINING TECHNIQUES AND PROGRAM DESIGN   3CR
Examination of strength training techniques and program design.  Emphasis placed on proper form and utilization of various workout designs to complement larger training goals.  Students will gain experience in the theoretical and practical aspects of designing individual workout sessions, periodization, and programming to enhance progression.  The course is designed to assist the student in meeting the requirements to be eligible for and pass the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam (Additional fee required for examination). Three hours per week.

AHPH 513  STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR REHABILITATION   3CR
Review of the injury processes to bones and muscles that affect strengthening techniques and ability as well as the Interaction of complicating medical history on exercise programs.  Students will apply concepts of strengthening, cardiovascular and stretching techniques and design integrated programs for individuals with various medical conditions.  Three hours per week.

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AHPH 514  MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY, ADAPTATIONS TO TRAINING AND SUPPLEMENTS  3CR 
 Examination of muscle structure and function.  Focus on muscle development, anatomy and physiology, response to injury, increased and decreased use, aging and alterations induced via supplement use.  Additionally, students will examine the influence of muscle disuse, and response to injury.  Three hours per week.

AHPH 515 APPLIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING   3CR
Application of concepts and principles presented in AHPH 512 and AHPH 513. Students will be assigned a group of athletes to train. The student will work under the direction of the course instructor to design, implement and modify the strength and conditioning programs for their athletes. Emphasis will be placed on tailoring the strength and conditioning programs to best meet the individual athlete's needs. Prerequisite AHPH 512,  and American Heart AssociationHealthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS). Three hours per week.

AHPH 532 Exercise Metabolism  3CR                                                                                 A systematic, in-depth examination of the regulation of metabolic processes during exercise. Emphasis on carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid pathways in skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, and the liver. Also includes an examination of metabolic factors contributing to fatigue and metabolic adaptations to strength and endurance exercise training. Three hours per week.

AHPH 534  HUMAN PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY   3CR
Study of the interaction between the human mind and body.  Examination of current research and historical views on the interaction of physiological processes and psychological function.
Three hours per week.

AHPH 537  EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT   3CR
Using a case-based approach to enhance critical thinking, this course provides an in-depth study of applied cardiovascular/pulmonary physiology to Advanced Cardiovbascular Life Support (ACLS). An expected course outcome is students' achieving certification as ACLS providers.  
Prerequisites: American Heart Association Basic Life Support and consent of Program Director.

AHPH 542  EXERCISE PROGRAMMING WITH NUTRITION/WEIGHT MANAGEMENT   3CR
Study of exercise programming guidelines as established by the American College of Sports Medicine.  A strong focus is placed upon nutrition and weight management guidelines in conjunction with exercise prescription for various populations.  Three hours per week.

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AHPH 544  PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY   3CR
Examination of the physiological mechanisms involved in the clinical treatment of individuals with medications. Emphasis placed on the pharmacological influence on therapeutic exercise program design, monitoring techniques, and patient outcomes.  Three hours per week.

AHPH 545  CARDIOPULMONARY ASPECTS OF PHYSIOLOGY   3 CR
Study of cardiopulmonary physiology with an emphasis on gas transport, fluid and electrolyte balance, acid - base regulation, response to exercise, and training adaptations. Three hours per week.

AHPH 546  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND AGING IN POPULATIONS WITH CHRONIC DISEASE   3CR
Study of the pathophysiology and psychosocial aspects of aging in populations with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and those with coronary artery disease (CAD).  Examination of the deleterious effects of COPD and CAD on physical and psychological functioning.  Emphasis on cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation as a mechanism to enhance quality of life.  Three hours per week.

AHPH 553  CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY   3CR
Study of common lab techniques used in physiologic health screening, fitness testing, and research.  Emphasis on cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal procedures. Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Admission to program.

AHPH 562  TRENDS & ISSUES IN PHYSIOLOGY
In-depth examination of current literature in physiological journals.  Emphasis placed upon critical review of research in regards to methodology, data interpretation and conclusions derived from data.  Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Admission to program.

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AHPH 590 SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED HEALTH PHYSIOLOGY 3CR
Provides opportunities to investigate special themes or issues of interest for students in the health and fitness professions. Topics will vary by semester. May be repeated once under different course subtitles for a total of 6 credits. Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

AHPH 691  RESEARCH IN PHYSIOLOGY   3CR
Completion of masters degree program in Applied Health Physiology.  Provides students with an opportunity to work with a faculty member on a research project.  Six hours per week. Prerequisite: AHPH 502.

AHPH 692 APPLIED HEALTH PHYSIOLOGY INTERNSHIP I  3CR
An internship of practical/observation experience with an approved health care/enhancement program for students pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Health Physiology with a focus in one of three areas: strength and conditioning; cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation; or, fitness/wellness. The number of hours required for completion of the internship is based on the area of focus in the program that the student selects.                                                 Prerequisites: Admission into the program, completion of 18 graduate credit hours in the program, purchase of professional liability insurance, consent of the Program Director; and where applicable, depending on the area of program focus, American Heart Association Basic Life Support.

AHPH 692 APPLIED HEALTH PHYSIOLOGY INTERNSHIP II  3CR
An internship of practical/observation experience with an approved health care/enhancement program for students pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Health Physiology with a focus in one of three areas: strength and conditioning; cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation; or, fitness/wellness. The number of hours required for completion of the internship is based on the area of focus in the program that the student selects.                                                 Prerequisites: Admission into the program, completion of AHPH 692 APPLIED HEALTH PHYSIOLOGY INTERNSHIP I, purchase of professional liability insurance, consent of the Program Director; and where applicable, depending on the area of program focus, American Heart Association Basic Life Support.

 

 

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