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Health and Human Physiology

Chair

  • Kevin C. Kregel

Professors

  • John P. Albright (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation/Health and Human Physiology), Annunziato Amendola (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation/Health and Human Physiology), Joseph A. Buckwalter (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation/Health and Human Physiology), Warren G. Darling (Health and Human Physiology/Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science), Benjamin K. Hunnicutt, Kathleen F. Janz (Health and Human Physiology/Epidemiology), Alan K. Johnson (Psychology/Health and Human Physiology), Kevin C. Kregel (Health and Human Physiology/Radiation Oncology), Richard D. MacNeil, Kenneth E. Mobily, John Ringen, Michael L. Teague

Associate professors

  • Kelly J. Cole (Health and Human Physiology/Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science), Harald M. Stauss (Health and Human Physiology/Internal Medicine)

Assistant professors

  • Lucas Carr, Gary L. Pierce

Lecturers

  • Ray F. Fagenbaum, John E. Farland, Shawn W. Flanagan, Amy Fletcher, Danny T. Foster, Christina R. Johnson, Daniel R. Matheson, Katherine R. Mellen, Emily N.R. Mozena, Clayton R. Peterson, Marc A. Pizzimenti, Jennifer Rogers, Kathy B. Walter

Adjunct assistant professor

  • Maureen F. McCue

Adjunct instructors

  • Ned C. Ashton, Stephanie L. Beecher, Christine P. Brus, Joseph C. Cilek, Marcie A. Evans, Megan A. Hammes, Michelle C. Horswill, Kate Klefstad, Patricia M. Kutcher, Wilene E. Larpenteur, Erin L. Litton, Michael E. Moran, Sherri L. Proud, Eric W. Randall, Jennie L. Sertterh, Michael A. Shaffer, Brianne L. Swope, Kathleen M. Tharp, Melanie A. Vick, Tanya J. Villhauer, Trisha L. Welter, Michael D. Widen

Adjunct lecturers

  • Claudia Batichon, Landon Evans

Professor emeritus

  • Gina C. Schatteman
Undergraduate majors: health and human physiology (B.A.); human physiology (B.S.); athletic training (B.S.)
Undergraduate minor: human physiology, physical activity and nutrition science
Graduate degrees: M.S. in health and human physiology; Ph.D. in health and human physiology
Web site: http://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/

The Department of Health and Human Physiology offers undergraduate majors and minors and graduate degree programs in health and human physiology and related areas. In addition, the department is home to the Health and Physical Activity Skills Program, which offers courses that provide instruction and practice in lifetime sports, fitness training, and wellness activities aimed at enhancing physical health and well-being. Undergraduates in all majors may use several health and human physiology courses to fulfill requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program. The department's First-Year Seminar is designed for entering undergraduate students.

The department is the administrative home of the Leisure Studies Program, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs; see Leisure Studies in the Catalog.

Undergraduate Programs of Study

  • Major in health and human physiology (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Major in human physiology (Bachelor of Science)
  • Major in athletic training (Bachelor of Science) 
  • Minor in human physiology
  • Minor in physical activity and nutrition science

Students may complete a major in health and human physiology (B.A.) or a major in human physiology (B.S.), but not both.

Students majoring in health and human physiology (B.A.) or human physiology (B.S.) or athletic training (B.S.) may not earn the minor in human physiology or the minor in physical activity and nutrition science.

The Department of Health and Human Physiology is the administrative home of the Leisure Studies Program, which offers an undergraduate major and minor; see Leisure Studies in the Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts: Health and Human Physiology

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in health and human physiology requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including work for the major, which varies by track. The health promotion track requires a total of 50-52 s.h. of work for the major; the health studies track requires 40-42 s.h. of work for the major; and the exercise science track requires 52-54 s.h. of work for the major. The health promotion track is intended for students seeking careers that promote wellness in the community and the workplace. The health studies track is designed for students who want a more flexible health science curriculum. The exercise science track is intended for students seeking careers as professionals in fitness and in strength and conditioning.

Students majoring in health and human physiology (B.A.) may not earn a second degree in human physiology (B.S.).

Admission to the health promotion track is selective; students must apply and be admitted. Applicants must have completed the three courses listed under "Science and Math Foundation" below (chemistry, biology, and mathematics or statistics) and must have a University of Iowa and a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.70. Students may apply during the semester in which they will complete the three science and math foundation courses required for application to the track. Application deadlines are October 1 for the following spring semester, March 1 for the following fall semester.

Admission to the health studies track and the exercise science track is open; students may enter either track without applying to it.

Students in all tracks are required to complete a set of common requirements as well as several courses required specifically for their track. Students also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The major in health and human physiology requires the following course work.

Common Requirements

Both tracks require the following science and math foundation (minimum of 10 s.h.) and the departmental core (15 s.h.).

Science and Math Foundation

All students complete three foundation courses (minimum of 10 s.h.): one each in chemistry, biology, and mathematics or statistics.

Chemistry—one of these:

004:008 (CHEM:1080) General Chemistry II3 s.h.
004:012 (CHEM:1120) Principles of Chemistry II4 s.h.

Biology—one of these:

002:002 (BIOL:1141) Introductory Animal Biology4 s.h.
002:021 (BIOL:1140) Human Biology4 s.h.
002:031 (BIOL:1411) Foundations of Biology4 s.h.

Mathematics or statistics—one of these:

07P:143 (PSQF:5143)/22S:102 (STAT:5543) Introduction to Statistical Methods3 s.h.
22M:009 (MATH:1020) Elementary Functions4 s.h.
22M:015 (MATH:1440) Mathematics for the Biological Sciences5 s.h.
22M:016 (MATH:1460) Calculus for the Biological Sciences5 s.h.
22M:017 (MATH:1380) Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business4 s.h.
22M:025 (MATH:1850) Calculus I5 s.h.
22S:008 (STAT:1030) Statistics for Business4 s.h.
22S:025 (STAT:1020) Elementary Statistics and Inference3 s.h.
22S:101 (STAT:3510) Biostatistics3 s.h.
171:161 (BIOS:5110) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
Departmental Core

All students must complete the five-course departmental core (15 s.h.).

All of these:

027:039 (HHP:2200) Physical Activity and Health3 s.h.
027:040 (HHP:2310) Nutrition and Health3 s.h.
027:050 (HHP:1300) Fundamentals of Human Physiology3 s.h.
027:053 (HHP:1100) Human Anatomy3 s.h.
027:140 (HHP:3400) Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology3 s.h.

Health Promotion Track Requirements

Health promotion track students complete the following health promotion core courses (16 s.h.) and guided electives (9 s.h.) in addition to the courses listed under "Common Requirements" above (math and science foundation and departmental core).

Health Promotion Core

All of these:

027:134 (HHP:4320) Nutrition Interventions3 s.h.
027:136 (HHP:3200) Health Behavior and Health Promotion3 s.h.
027:137 (HHP:3430) Community and Worksite Health Promotion3 s.h.
027:138 (HHP:4200) Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:156 (HHP:4420) Planning and Evaluating Health Interventions3 s.h.
Health Promotion Guided Electives

Students must complete at least 9 s.h. selected from the courses below, including at least 6 s.h. in courses numbered 100 or above.

06A:001 (ACCT:2100) Introduction to Financial Accounting3 s.h.
07C:185 (RCE:4185) Introduction to Substance Abuse3 s.h.
019:160 (JMC:4825) Media and Health3 s.h.
027:044 (HHP:2130) Human Development Through the Life Span3 s.h.
027:110 (HHP:3100) Health Literacy3 s.h.
027:128 (HHP:3050) Obesity: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment3 s.h.
027:139 (HHP:4210) Musculoskeletal Exercise Testing and Prescription3 s.h.
027:144 (HHP:3420) College Health Education3 s.h.
027:147 (HHP:3440) Physical Activity and Healthy Communities3 s.h.
027:151 (HHP:4390) Understanding Human Disease3 s.h.
027:153 (HHP:4405) Health Promotion Community and Worksite Practicum (may be taken twice)1 s.h.
027:152 (HHP:4400) Health Promotion Clinical Practicum (may be taken twice)1 s.h.
027:176 (HHP:3850) Promoting Health Globally3 s.h.
027:187 (HHP:4940) Health Promotion Honors Readings1-2 s.h.
027:188 (HHP:4950) Health Promotion Honors Problems3-4 s.h.
027:190 (HHP:4920) Health Promotion Preinternship Seminar1 s.h.
027:191 (HHP:4930) Health Promotion Internship6 s.h.
027:195 (HHP:4500) Undergraduate Independent Studyarr.
153:108 (ASP:3008) Basic Aspects of Aging3 s.h.

Health Studies Track Requirements

In addition to completing the courses listed under "Common Requirements" above (math and science foundation and departmental core), health studies track students must earn at least 15 s.h. in courses chosen from the list below, including 12 s.h. in courses numbered 100 or above.

027:044 (HHP:2130) Human Development Through the Life Span3 s.h.
027:051 (HHP:1310) Human Physiology Laboratory1 s.h.
027:054 (HHP:1110) Human Anatomy Laboratory1 s.h.
027:076 (HHP:2500) Psychological Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity3 s.h.
027:117 (HHP:3300) Human Growth and Motor Development3 s.h.
027:120 (HHP:3000) Equity Issues in the Health Sciences3 s.h.
027:128 (HHP:3050) Obesity: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment3 s.h.
027:131 (HHP:3030) Coaching for Health and Wellness3 s.h.
027:143 (HHP:4440) Physiology of Nutrition3 s.h.
027:147 (HHP:3440) Physical Activity and Healthy Communities3 s.h.
027:151 (HHP:4390) Understanding Human Disease3 s.h.
027:158 (HHP:4230) Motor Learning: Theory and Application3 s.h.
027:175 (HHP:3655) Emotional and Psychological Aspects of Health3 s.h.
027:195 (HHP:4500) Undergraduate Independent Studyarr.
027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion3 s.h.

Exercise Science Track Requirements

Exercise science track students complete the following exercise science core courses (19 s.h.) and guided electives (8 s.h.) in addition to the courses listed under "Common Requirements" above (math and science foundation and departmental core).

Exercise Science Core

All of these:

027:076 (HHP:2500) Psychological Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity3 s.h.
027:133 (HHP:4310) Sport and Exercise Nutrition3 s.h.
027:138 (HHP:4200) Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:139 (HHP:4210) Musculoskeletal Exercise Testing and Prescription3 s.h.
027:151 (HHP:4390) Understanding Human Disease3 s.h.
027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion3 s.h.
Exercise Science Guided Electives

Students must complete at least 8 s.h. from the courses below, including at least 6 s.h. in courses numbered 100 or above.

027:030 (HHP:2210) Principles of Exercise Leadership3 s.h.
027:051 (HHP:1310) Human Physiology Laboratory1 s.h.
027:054 (HHP:1110) Human Anatomy Laboratory1 s.h.
027:057 (ATEP:2030) Basic Athletic Training3 s.h.
027:117 (HHP:3300) Human Growth and Motor Development3 s.h.
027:128 (HHP:3050) Obesity: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment3 s.h.
027:131 (HHP:3030) Coaching for Health and Wellness3 s.h.
027:150 (HHP:4150) Clinical Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:158 (HHP:4230) Motor Learning: Theory and Application3 s.h.
027:159 (HHP:4190) Scientific Basis of Training for Elite Performance3 s.h.
027:162 (HHP:4415) Exercise Science Practicum1 s.h.
027:170 (HHP:3860) Leadership Theory for Health and Fitness3 s.h.
027:174 (HHP:3650) Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology3 s.h.
028:180 (SPST:2081) Theory and Ethics of Coaching3 s.h.
169:148 (LEIS:3148) Introduction to Personal Training3 s.h.
169:151 (LEIS:3151) Liability in Recreation and Sport3 s.h.

The department recommends that exercise science students also complete the following two courses.

027:056 (ATEP:1000) First Aid and CPR2 s.h.
031:001 (PSY:1001) Elementary Psychology3 s.h.

Bachelor of Science: Human Physiology

The Bachelor of Science with a major in human physiology requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 60 s.h. of work for the major (26 s.h. in health and human physiology and 34 s.h. in required cognate courses).

The major in human physiology is designed primarily for individuals who intend to continue their education beyond the B.S. in the health professions, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy, and podiatry, and for those who intend to pursue graduate degrees in basic life sciences. The program includes study in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, neural control of movement, and the cognate areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

Students majoring in human physiology (B.S.) may not earn a second degree in health and human physiology (B.A.).

Admission to the major is selective; students must apply and be admitted. Current University of Iowa students and transfer students may declare an interest in the human physiology major at any time and may apply to the major after completing 004:011 (CHEM:1110) Principles of Chemistry I (one of the major's required cognate courses). Students typically apply during spring semester of their first year or later; application deadline is February 1. Students are notified of admission in March, in time for early registration for fall semester.

Entering first-year students may be admitted to the major automatically upon their admission to The University of Iowa as College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students if they have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher (or an SAT critical reading and math score of 1210 or higher); have a high school g.p.a. of 3.70 or higher (4.00 scale); and expressed interest in the human physiology major on their application for admission to the University.

Once they have been admitted to the major, students complete required health and human physiology courses as well as cognates—supporting course work in subjects outside human physiology. Transfer credit for course work in the major requires the approval of the undergraduate academic advisor.

Students also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program. The department recommends that they fulfill General Education's Natural Sciences requirement by taking 004:011 (CHEM:1110) Principles of Chemistry I, 004:012 (CHEM:1120) Principles of Chemistry II, and 002:031 (BIOL:1411) Foundations of Biology. It also recommends that they fulfill the Social Sciences requirement with 031:001 (PSY:1001) Elementary Psychology.

The major in human physiology requires the following course work.

Prerequisite to Admission to the Major

Current University of Iowa students and transfer students must complete 004:011 (CHEM:1110) before they may be admitted to the major. The course is a required cognate (see "Courses for the Major: Cognates" below).

004:011 (CHEM:1110) Principles of Chemistry I4 s.h.
Courses for the Major: Human Physiology

All of these:

027:051 (HHP:1310) Human Physiology Laboratory1 s.h.
027:053 (HHP:1100) Human Anatomy3 s.h.
027:054 (HHP:1110) Human Anatomy Laboratory1 s.h.
027:130 (HHP:3500) Human Physiology3 s.h.

At least 18 s.h. from these:

002:114 (BIOL:2723) Cell Biology3 s.h.
002:145 (BIOL:2753) Introduction to Neurobiology3 s.h.
002:150 (BIOL:2254) Endocrinology3 s.h.
027:117 (HHP:3300) Human Growth and Motor Development3 s.h.
027:132 (HHP:3510) Advanced Human Physiology Laboratory3 s.h.
027:138 (HHP:4200) Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:139 (HHP:4210) Musculoskeletal Exercise Testing and Prescription3 s.h.
027:141 (HHP:4410) Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:143 (HHP:4440) Physiology of Nutrition3 s.h.
027:145 (HHP:4460) Cardiovascular Physiology3 s.h.
027:146 (HHP:4450) Genetic Basis of Disease3 s.h.
027:148 (HHP:4470) Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
027:150 (HHP:4150) Clinical Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:154 (HHP:3110) Advanced Anatomy Laboratory3 s.h.
027:155 (HHP:4130) Skeletal Muscle Physiology3 s.h.
027:158 (HHP:4230) Motor Learning: Theory and Application3 s.h.
027:160 (HHP:4300) Neural Control of Posture and Movement3 s.h.
027:161 (HHP:4250) Human Pathophysiology3 s.h.
027:165 (HHP:4480) Introduction to Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
027:177 (HHP:3450) Immunology in Health and Disease3 s.h.
027:195 (HHP:4500) Undergraduate Independent Studyarr.
027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion3 s.h.
027:199 (HHP:4900) Honors Research II3 s.h.
061:157 (MICR:2157) General Microbiology5 s.h.
099:110 (BIOC:3110) Biochemistry3 s.h.

Students may count the following courses toward the human physiology requirement or the cognate requirement, but not toward both requirements: 002:114 (BIOL:2723) Cell Biology002:145 (BIOL:2753) Introduction to Neurobiology002:150 (BIOL:2254) Endocrinology, 061:157 (MICR:2157) General Microbiology, and 099:110 (BIOC:3110) Biochemistry.

Courses for the Major: Cognates

Students must complete a minimum of 34 s.h. in the following cognate courses—subjects outside of human physiology. The required cognates include 004:011 (CHEM:1110) Principles of Chemistry I (see "Chemistry" below), which some students complete for admission to the major.

Biology
002:031 (BIOL:1411)-002:032 (BIOL:1412) Foundations of Biology - Diversity of Form and Function8 s.h.

At least 3 s.h. from these: 

002:108 (BIOL:2346) Vertebrate Zoology4 s.h.
002:114 (BIOL:2723) Cell Biology3 s.h.
002:124 (BIOL:3343) Animal Physiology3 s.h.
002:128 (BIOL:2512) Fundamental Genetics4 s.h.
002:143 (BIOL:3244) Animal Behavior4 s.h.
002:145 (BIOL:2753) Introduction to Neurobiology3 s.h.
002:150 (BIOL:2254) Endocrinology3 s.h.
002:180 (BIOL:3253) Fundamental Neurobiology4 s.h.
002:181 (BIOL:4353) Neurophysiology3-4 s.h.
061:112 (MICR:3112) Pharmacy Microbiology4 s.h.
061:147 (MICR:3147) Survey of Immunology3 s.h.
061:157 (MICR:2157) General Microbiology5 s.h.
061:164 (MICR:3164) Nursing Microbiology4 s.h.
099:110 (BIOC:3110) Biochemistry3 s.h.
099:120 (BIOC:3120) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I3 s.h.

Students may count the following courses toward the human physiology requirement or the cognate requirement, but not toward both requirements: 002:114 (BIOL:2723) Cell Biology002:145 (BIOL:2753) Introduction to Neurobiology002:150 (BIOL:2254) Endocrinology, 061:157 (MICR:2157) General Microbiology, and 099:110 (BIOC:3110) Biochemistry.

Chemistry

Students must complete 004:011 (CHEM:1110) before they may register for 004:012 (CHEM:1120).

004:011 (CHEM:1110) Principles of Chemistry I (unless already taken for admission to the major)4 s.h.
004:012 (CHEM:1120) Principles of Chemistry II4 s.h.

These additional chemistry courses are highly recommended.

004:121 (CHEM:2210) Organic Chemistry I3 s.h.
004:122 (CHEM:2220) Organic Chemistry II3 s.h.
004:141 (CHEM:2410) Organic Chemistry Laboratory3 s.h.
Mathematics

One of these:

22M:016 (MATH:1460) Calculus for the Biological Sciences5 s.h.
22M:025 (MATH:1850) Calculus I (or a mathematics course numbered above 025)5 s.h.
22M:031 (MATH:1550) Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus4 s.h.
Physics

One of these sequences:

029:011 (PHYS:1511)-029:012 (PHYS:1512) College Physics I-II8 s.h.
029:081 (PHYS:1611)-029:082 (PHYS:1612) Introductory Physics I-II8 s.h.
Statistics

At least 3 s.h. from these:

07P:143 (PSQF:5143) Introduction to Statistical Methods3 s.h.
22S:030 (STAT:2010) Statistical Methods and Computing3 s.h.
22S:101 (STAT:3510) Biostatistics3 s.h.
22S:102 (STAT:5543) Introduction to Statistical Methods3 s.h.
171:161 (BIOS:5110) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
Recommended Electives

The department recommends that students choose from the following electives in order to complete the minimum of 120 s.h. required for a Bachelor of Science. Additional recommended courses in biology and chemistry are listed under "Courses for the Major: Cognates" above.

Anthropology:

213:190 (ANTH:3305) Human Osteology3 s.h.

Biochemistry:

099:110 (BIOC:3110) Biochemistry3 s.h.
099:120 (BIOC:3120) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I3 s.h.
099:130 (BIOC:3130) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II3 s.h.
099:140 (BIOC:3140) Experimental Biochemistry2 s.h.

Biology:

002:108 (BIOL:2346) Vertebrate Zoology4 s.h.
002:114 (BIOL:2723) Cell Biology3 s.h.
002:124 (BIOL:3343) Animal Physiology3 s.h.
002:128 (BIOL:2512) Fundamental Genetics4 s.h.
002:143 (BIOL:3244) Animal Behavior4 s.h.
002:145 (BIOL:2753) Introduction to Neurobiology3 s.h.
002:150 (BIOL:2254) Endocrinology3 s.h.
002:180 (BIOL:3253) Fundamental Neurobiology4 s.h.
002:181 (BIOL:4353) Neurophysiology3 s.h.

Chemistry:

004:111 (CHEM:3110) Analytical Chemistry I3 s.h.
004:112 (CHEM:3120) Analytical Chemistry II3 s.h.
004:121 (CHEM:2210) Organic Chemistry I3 s.h.
004:122 (CHEM:2220) Organic Chemistry II3 s.h.
004:131 (CHEM:4431) Physical Chemistry I3 s.h.
004:141 (CHEM:2410) Organic Chemistry Laboratory3 s.h.

Classics:

20E:103 (CLSA:3750) Medical and Technical Terminology2 s.h.

Communication sciences and disorders:

003:116 (CSD:3116) Basic Neuroscience for Speech and Hearing3 s.h.
003:140 (CSD:2140) Manual Communication1 s.h.

Computer science:

06K:070 (MSCI:2000) Computer Analysis3 s.h.
22C:001 (CS:1020) Principles of Computing3 s.h.
22C:005 (CS:1110) Introduction to Computer Science3 s.h.
22C:016 (CS:1210) Computer Science I: Fundamentals4 s.h.
057:017 (ENGR:2730) Computers in Engineering3 s.h.

Education:

07C:185 (RCE:4185) Introduction to Substance Abuse3 s.h.

Engineering:

057:010 (ENGR:2710) Dynamics3 s.h.
057:019 (ENGR:2750) Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3 s.h.
059:007 (ENGR:2110) Engineering Fundamentals I: Statics2 s.h.

English:

08N:080 (CNW:2680) Nonfiction Writing3 s.h.

Health promotion:

027:138 (HHP:4200) Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:139 (HHP:4210) Musculoskeletal Exercise Testing and Prescription3 s.h.

Microbiology:

061:112 (MICR:3112) Pharmacy Microbiology4 s.h.
061:147 (MICR:3147) Survey of Immunology3 s.h.
061:157 (MICR:2157) General Microbiology5 s.h.
061:164 (MICR:3164) Nursing Microbiology4 s.h.

Pharmacology:

071:120 (PCOL:2120) Drugs: Their Nature, Action, and Use2 s.h.
071:130 (PCOL:4130) Drug Mechanisms and Actions3 s.h.

Psychology:

031:001 (PSY:1001) Elementary Psychology3 s.h.
031:063 (PSY:2930) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions3 s.h.
031:126 (PSY:3220) Behavioral Neuroscience3 s.h.
031:128 (PSY:3230) Psychopharmacology3 s.h.
031:129 (PSY:3250) Neuroscience of Learning and Memory3 s.h.
031:152 (PSY:3010) Health Psychology3 s.h.
031:163 (PSY:3320) Abnormal Psychology3 s.h.

Radiation biology:

077:103 (FRRB:5000) Radiation Biology4 s.h.

Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training

The Bachelor of Science with a major in athletic training requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 55-56 s.h. of work for the major plus one prerequisite (1 s.h.) to application to the major and several prerequisites (34-36 s.h.) to course work for the major. Students also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The major provides concentrated studies and clinical experiences that lead to national certification in athletic training. The Department of Health and Human Physiology collaborates with the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (Carver College of Medicine) to offer the major.

Athletic trainers work with active patients, including athletes, to help prevent injuries, offer advice about appropriate equipment, recognize and evaluate injuries, administer emergency treatment, and determine need for specialized medical care. Athletic trainers also work as members of health care teams involved in postinjury rehabilitation.

Employment opportunities for graduates include work as health care professionals for sports medicine clinics and hospitals; these individuals often work with secondary school athletic teams. Additional education usually is required for employment with professional, college, and university athletic teams and for specialized areas of employment such as corporations and industry. Teacher certification is recommended but not required.

Admission to the major in athletic training is competitive; students must apply. They may be admitted as first-year students and begin clinical experience as sophomores. Applicants must have at least 11 s.h. of graded college credit (pass/fail credit does not count), including 027:096 (ATEP:1010) Exploring Athletic Training with a grade of C or higher; and they must have a g.p.a. of at least 2.50 on all undergraduate course work. Preference is given to applicants with high scholastic standing, strong writing skills, and varied athletic training and health care experience. A personal interview may be required; the athletic training program contacts applicants about interviews.

Fulfillment of admission requirements does not ensure admission to the athletic training major. The program selects candidates who appear to be best qualified for the study and practice of athletic training. Students denied admission to the major may reapply in a subsequent fall semester.

All students admitted to the major in athletic training are required to comply with entrance and periodic health screening history and immunization, which is coordinated through the program's medical director.

Students who have not formally contacted the athletic training program director before enrolling at The University of Iowa should talk to an athletic training advisor or their academic advisor upon entering the University. Early advising for course selection is vital to ensure that students take prerequisites and sequenced skill development courses in the right order. Students should begin taking prerequisites for required major courses during their first year and should complete their final prerequisites after admission to the athletic training major.

For current information on rules, procedures, and curriculum, contact the athletic training program director.

The major in athletic training requires the following course work.

Prerequisite to Application to the Major

Students must complete this course before they apply for admission to the athletic training major.

027:096 (ATEP:1010) Exploring Athletic Training1 s.h.
Prerequisites to Course Work for the Major

Students must complete the following courses (34-36 s.h.) as they begin course work for the major.

One of these: 

002:002 (BIOL:1141) Introductory Animal Biology4 s.h.
002:031 (BIOL:1411) Foundations of Biology4 s.h.

One of these sequences: 

004:007 (CHEM:1070)-004:008 (CHEM:1080) General Chemistry I-II6 s.h.
004:011 (CHEM:1110)-004:012 (CHEM:1120) Principles of Chemistry I-II8 s.h.

One of these: 

029:008 (PHYS:1400) Basic Physics4 s.h.
029:011 (PHYS:1511) College Physics I4 s.h.

All of these: 

07P:075 (PSQF:1075) Educational Psychology and Measurement3 s.h.
22S:025 (STAT:1020)/07P:025 (PSQF:1020) Elementary Statistics and Inference3 s.h.
027:053 (HHP:1100) Human Anatomy3 s.h.
027:056 (ATEP:1000) First Aid and CPR2 s.h.
027:057 (ATEP:2030) Basic Athletic Training3 s.h.
031:001 (PSY:1001) Elementary Psychology3 s.h.
169:045 (LEIS:1045) Health for Living3 s.h.
Courses for the Major

Students must complete the following course work for the major (55-56 s.h.).

One of these: 

027:140 (HHP:3400) Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:141 (HHP:4410) Exercise Physiology3 s.h.

One of these:

027:050 (HHP:1300) Fundamentals of Human Physiology3 s.h.
027:130 (HHP:3500) Human Physiology3 s.h.

One of these: 

027:165 (HHP:4480) Introduction to Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
071:120 (PCOL:2120) Drugs: Their Nature, Action, and Use2 s.h.
071:130 (PCOL:4130) Drug Mechanisms and Actions3 s.h.

All of these: 

07C:199 (RCE:4199) Counseling for Related Professions (or equivalent)3 s.h.
027:036 (ATEP:2010)-027:037 (ATEP:2020) Practicum in Athletic Training I-II4 s.h.
027:143 (HHP:4440) Physiology of Nutrition (or equivalent)3 s.h.
027:171 (ATEP:4010) Administration of Athletic Training Programs2 s.h.
027:172 (ATEP:2040) Clinical Sciences I2 s.h.
027:180 (ATEP:2060) Advanced Emergency Care for Athletic Trainers2 s.h.
027:182 (ATEP:3010)-027:183 (ATEP:3040) Clinical Sciences III-IV6 s.h.
027:185 (ATEP:3020) Clinical Sciences V: Rehabilitation2 s.h.
027:186 (ATEP:3030) Practicum in Athletic Training III (must be taken twice)6 s.h.
027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion3 s.h.
027:253 (HHP:6100) Advanced Human Anatomy6 s.h.
076:187 (ORTH:4187) Practicum in Athletic Training IV (must be taken twice)8 s.h.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan. (Courses in the major are those required to complete the major; they may be offered by departments other than the major department.)

Note: Students must be admitted to the health and human physiology or athletic training majors on schedule in order to complete a four-year graduation plan.

B.A.: Health and Human Physiology 

Before the third semester begins: one foundation course, one other course in the major

Before the fifth semester begins: at least five more courses in the major

Before the seventh semester begins: at least six more courses in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least two more courses in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

B.S.: Human Physiology

Before the third semester begins: calculus, one other course in the major

Before the fifth semester begins: at least five more courses in the major

Before the seventh semester begins: at least six more courses in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least two more courses in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

B.S.: Athletic Training

Before the third semester begins: three courses in the major

Before the fifth semester begins: six courses in the major

Before the seventh semester begins: nine courses in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester: 12 courses in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Honors in the Major

The department offers outstanding students the opportunity to graduate with honors in the health and human physiology, human physiology, or athletic training major. Departmental honors students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.33 in work for their major. They also must be members of the University of Iowa Honors Program, which requires students to maintain a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33 and to fulfill other requirements; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

In order to graduate with honors in the health and human physiology major, students must successfully complete a health and human physiology honors designation course, research practicum, teaching practicum, or service learning course. They must successfully complete 027:187 (HHP:4940) Health Promotion Honors Readings and 027:188 (HHP:4950) Health Promotion Honors Problems and must write an honors thesis, usually based on original research or creative work. They also must make an oral or poster presentation of the honors thesis in an approved venue, such as a department research seminar or a professional conference.

In order to graduate with honors in the human physiology major, students must complete the honors research course sequence 027:198 (HHP:4800) Honors Research I and 027:199 (HHP:4900) Honors Research II; write an honors thesis that is deposited with the University of Iowa Honors Program and is judged to be of honors quality; and make an oral presentation of their research and thesis that is judged to be of honors quality.

In order to graduate with honors in the athletic training major, students must complete the practicum course sequence 027:186 (ATEP:3030) Practicum in Athletic Training III and 076:187 (ORTH:4187) Practicum in Athletic Training IV. They also must write an honors thesis that is deposited with the University of Iowa Honors Program and is judged to be of honors quality.

Minor: Human Physiology

The minor in human physiology requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Department of Health and Human Physiology courses, including 12 s.h. in courses numbered 100 (3000) or above. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Transfer credit does not count toward the minor.

Students majoring in health and human physiology (B.A.), human physiology (B.S.), or athletic training (B.S.) may not earn the minor in human physiology.

Students choose courses for the minor from the following list. Enrollment in 027:132 (HHP:3510) Advanced Human Physiology Laboratory and 027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion requires special permission. Some of these courses have prerequisites; students must complete all prerequisites for the courses they select for the minor.

027:051 (HHP:1310) Human Physiology Laboratory1 s.h.
027:053 (HHP:1100) Human Anatomy3 s.h.
027:054 (HHP:1110) Human Anatomy Laboratory1 s.h.
027:117 (HHP:3300) Human Growth and Motor Development3 s.h.
027:130 (HHP:3500) Human Physiology3 s.h.
027:132 (HHP:3510) Advanced Human Physiology Laboratory3 s.h.
027:140 (HHP:3400) Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:141 (HHP:4410) Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:143 (HHP:4440) Physiology of Nutrition3 s.h.
027:145 (HHP:4460) Cardiovascular Physiology3 s.h.
027:146 (HHP:4450) Genetic Basis of Disease3 s.h.
027:148 (HHP:4470) Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
027:150 (HHP:4150) Clinical Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:154 (HHP:3110) Advanced Anatomy Laboratory3 s.h.
027:155 (HHP:4130) Skeletal Muscle Physiology3 s.h.
027:158 (HHP:4230) Motor Learning: Theory and Application3 s.h.
027:160 (HHP:4300) Neural Control of Posture and Movement3 s.h.
027:161 (HHP:4250) Human Pathophysiology3 s.h.
027:165 (HHP:4480) Introduction to Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
027:177 (HHP:3450) Immunology in Health and Disease3 s.h.
027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion3 s.h.

Minor: Physical Activity and Nutrition Science

The minor in physical activity and nutrition science requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Department of Health and Human Physiology courses, including at least 9 s.h. in courses numbered 100 (3000) or above (intermediate or advanced). Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Transfer credit does not count toward the minor.

Students majoring in health and human physiology (B.A.), human physiology (B.S.), or athletic training (B.S.) may not earn the minor in Physical Activity and Nutrition Science.

The minor in physical activity and nutrition science is designed in conjunction with the Obesity Research and Education initiative. The minor provides a specialized group of courses that unify concepts underlying the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of obesity, with attention to physical activity, nutrition, physiology, psychology, and human disease. Students who earn the minor will be prepared to apply their knowledge in areas such as clinical health professions, public health policy, personal coaching and fitness, health psychology, and health promotion.

For the minor, students complete three core courses plus two elective courses that focus on various facets of obesity and on its treatment and prevention. One of the core courses and both of the elective courses are at the intermediate or advanced level. Students choose electives in consultation with the undergraduate coordinator. Some courses for the minor have prerequisites, which students must complete before they may register for a course.

The minor in physical activity and nutrition science requires the following course work.

Core courses—students complete all of these:

027:039 (HHP:2200) Physical Activity and Health3 s.h.
027:040 (HHP:2310) Nutrition and Health3 s.h.
027:128 (HHP:3050) Obesity: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment3 s.h.

Electives—students complete two courses from the following lists:

027:120 (HHP:3000) Equity Issues in the Health Sciences3 s.h.
027:130 (HHP:3500) Human Physiology3 s.h.
027:131 (HHP:3030) Coaching for Health and Wellness3 s.h.
027:133 (HHP:4310) Sport and Exercise Nutrition3 s.h.
027:135 (HHP:4340) Global Health and Global Food3 s.h.
027:143 (HHP:4440) Physiology of Nutrition3 s.h.
027:147 (HHP:3440) Physical Activity and Healthy Communities3 s.h.
027:151 (HHP:4390) Understanding Human Disease3 s.h.
027:174 (HHP:3650) Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology3 s.h.
027:175 (HHP:3655) Emotional and Psychological Aspects of Health3 s.h.

Electives may include one of these:

027:140 (HHP:3400) Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:141 (HHP:4410) Exercise Physiology3 s.h.

Graduate Programs of Study 

  • Master of Science in health and human physiology (with or without thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in health and human physiology

The department is the administrative home for the Leisure Studies Program, which offers a Master of Arts program; see Leisure Studies in the Catalog.

Master of Science

The Master of Science program in health and human physiology requires 30-32 s.h. of graduate credit. Required credit varies by track: the athletic training track requires a minimum of 30 s.h. and is offered without thesis; the clinical exercise physiology track requires a minimum of 32 s.h. and is offered without thesis; the health and human physiology track requires a minimum of 30 s.h. and is offered with thesis.

Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. after earning a master's degree should choose the M.S. health and human physiology track (with thesis).

Athletic Training Track

The athletic training track provides an advanced clinical education and research area of study for certified athletic trainers. It focuses on a health care team approach to sports medicine, medical care management, wellness, pediatric/adolescent health, and special health populations. The program emphasizes application of established research findings to the wide variety of problems encountered in everyday practice.

In order to be admitted to the program, athletic trainers must have completed the following prerequisite course work and must hold the following certifications.

anatomy  (3-4 s.h.);

human physiology (3 s.h.);

athletic training core—prevention (3 s.h.), evaluation and recognition (3 s.h.), modalities (3 s.h.), rehabilitation (3 s.h.), administrative (2 s.h.);

exercise science core—exercise physiology (3 s.h.), biomechanics (3 s.h.);

current emergency certification; and

Board of Certification (BOC) certification and state license.

The Master of Science with the athletic training track requires the following course work.

Statistics Core

One of these:

22S:102 (STAT:5543) Introduction to Statistical Methods3 s.h.
171:161 (BIOS:5110) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
Exercise Science Core

Three of these:

027:133 (HHP:4310) Sport and Exercise Nutrition3 s.h.
027:141 (HHP:4410) Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:143 (HHP:4440) Physiology of Nutrition3 s.h.
027:145 (HHP:4460) Cardiovascular Physiology3 s.h.
027:146 (HHP:4450) Genetic Basis of Disease3 s.h.
027:148 (HHP:4470) Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
027:150 (HHP:4150) Clinical Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:154 (HHP:3110) Advanced Anatomy Laboratory3 s.h.
027:155 (HHP:4130) Skeletal Muscle Physiology3 s.h.
027:160 (HHP:4300) Neural Control of Posture and Movement3 s.h.
027:165 (HHP:4480) Introduction to Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion3 s.h.
027:240 (HHP:6410) Advanced Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:245 (HHP:6460) Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:249 (HHP:6210) Epidemiology of Physical Activity3 s.h.
027:250 (HHP:6150) Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:255 (HHP:6130) Advanced Skeletal Muscle Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:260 (HHP:7300) Advanced Neural Control of Posture and Movement1-3 s.h.
027:265 (HHP:6480) Advanced Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
Clinical Research Tools

One approved clinical tool course in computer science, counseling, epidemiology, health promotion, leisure studies, nursing, or pathology.

Athletic Training Core

All of these:

027:200 (HHP:5000) Problemsarr.
027:202 (HHP:7000) Practicum in College Teachingarr.
027:301 (HHP:6010) Non-Thesis Seminar2 s.h.

One of these:

07P:205 (PSQF:6205) Design of Instruction3 s.h.
069:133 (PATH:8133) Introduction to Human Pathology for Graduate Students4 s.h.
173:140 (EPID:4400) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
Electives

Students choose elective courses that enhance their concentration in medical care management, wellness, pediatric/adolescent health, or special health populations. Course selection must be approved by the advisor.

Clinical Exercise Physiology Track

The clinical exercise physiology track provides an advanced scientific and clinical education. It prepares students to be allied health professionals who work in the application of physical activity and behavioral interventions for clinical diseases and health conditions including cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic, neuromuscular, immunologic, and hematologic diseases.

In order to be admitted to the program, students must:

hold a B.S. or B.A. with a g.p.a. of at least 3.00; and

have completed anatomy and physiology with laboratories (8 s.h.).

The Master of Science with the clinical exercise physiology track requires the following course work.

Statistics Core

One of these:

22S:101 (STAT:3510) Biostatistics3 s.h.
22S:102 (STAT:5543) Introduction to Statistical Methods3 s.h.
171:161 (BIOS:5110) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
Advanced Statistics

One of these:

22S:148 (STAT:6513) Intermediate Statistical Methods4 s.h.
171:162 (BIOS:5120) Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies3 s.h.
Clinical Exercise Physiology Core

All of these:

027:238 (HHP:6200) Advanced Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:240 (HHP:6410) Advanced Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:245 (HHP:6460) Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:250 (HHP:6150) Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:265 (HHP:6480) Advanced Human Pharmacology3 s.h.

Two enrollments (1 s.h. each) chosen from these:

027:241 (HHP:6400) Integrative Physiology Seminar1 s.h.
027:296 (HHP:6500) Seminar in Health Promotion1 s.h.
027:314 (HHP:6300) Seminar in Motor Control1 s.h.
Internship

Students complete an individually arranged internship, usually during their second year, earning 3 s.h. of credit.

Electives

Students choose elective courses that enhance their concentration in human and exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, prescriptive exercise and training for health and fitness, health maintenance, and understanding human disease. Students complete a minimum of two courses from the following list, with their advisor's approval.

002:192 (BIOL:3743) Basic Biology of Human Disease2 s.h.
027:128 (HHP:3050) Obesity: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment3 s.h.
027:139 (HHP:4210) Musculoskeletal Exercise Testing and Prescription3 s.h.
027:152 (HHP:4400) Health Promotion Clinical Practicum1 s.h.
027:159 (HHP:4190) Scientific Basis of Training for Elite Performance3 s.h.
027:174 (HHP:3650) Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology3 s.h.
027:248 (HHP:6470) Advanced Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
027:249 (HHP:6210) Epidemiology of Physical Activity3 s.h.
027:255 (HHP:6130) Advanced Skeletal Muscle Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:260 (HHP:7300) Advanced Neural Control of Posture and Movement1-3 s.h.
031:152 (PSY:3010) Health Psychology3 s.h.
031:170 (PSY:3340) Behavior Modification3 s.h.
060:203 (ACB:5203) Gross Human Anatomy for Graduate Students6 s.h.
101:212 (PTRS:7812) Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement3 s.h.
101:224 (PTRS:6224) Movement Control Systems in Health and Disease4 s.h.
101:275 (PTRS:7875) Analysis of Movement Control Systems in Health and Disease3 s.h.
173:110 (EPID:4110) Quality Dietary Studies for Individuals and Environment3 s.h.
173:140 (EPID:4400) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
173:235 (EPID:6350) Nutritional Epidemiology2 s.h.
173:236 (EPID:6360) Nutrition Intervention in Clinical Trials Research2 s.h.
173:265 (EPID:6650) Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology3 s.h.

Health and Human Physiology Track

The health and human physiology track requires a thesis. Students who intend to earn a Ph.D. after the master's degree should choose this track. In order to be admitted to the program, students must:

hold a B.S. or B.A. with a g.p.a. of at least 3.00; and

have completed courses in anatomy and physiology with laboratory (8 s.h.) and basic physics (3 s.h.).

The Master of Science with the health and human physiology track requires the following work.

Advanced Statistics

One of these:

22S:148 (STAT:6513) Intermediate Statistical Methods4 s.h.
096:338 (NURS:7002) Designing Research3 s.h.
096:344 (NURS:7003) Quantitative Research4 s.h.
171:162 (BIOS:5120) Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies3 s.h.
Research Methods

One of these:

07P:220 (PSQF:6220) Quantitative Educational Research Methodologies3 s.h.
07X:150 (EALL:5150) Introduction to Educational Research3 s.h.
096:338 (NURS:7002) Designing Research3 s.h.
096:344 (NURS:7003) Quantitative Research4 s.h.
169:205 (LEIS:5205) Research Methods and Leisure Behavior3 s.h.
Seminar Courses

Four enrollments (1 s.h. each) chosen from these:

027:241 (HHP:6400) Integrative Physiology Seminar1 s.h.
027:296 (HHP:6500) Seminar in Health Promotion1 s.h.
027:314 (HHP:6300) Seminar in Motor Control1 s.h.
Thesis

Both of these:

027:404 (HHP:7500) Thesis: M.S.4 s.h.
650:270 (GRAD:7270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity (takes two semesters to complete)0 s.h.
Electives

Students choose elective courses that broaden their knowledge in health and human physiology and related disciplines and that enhance their knowledge in their specific areas of interest. Students choose electives with guidance from their advisor/mentor. Electives may include the following.

027:128 (HHP:3050) Obesity: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment3 s.h.
027:139 (HHP:4210) Musculoskeletal Exercise Testing and Prescription3 s.h.
027:159 (HHP:4190) Scientific Basis of Training for Elite Performance3 s.h.
027:174 (HHP:3650) Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology3 s.h.
027:200 (HHP:5000) Problemsarr.
027:201 (HHP:6000) Researcharr.
027:238 (HHP:6200) Advanced Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:240 (HHP:6410) Advanced Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
027:245 (HHP:6460) Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:248 (HHP:6470) Advanced Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
027:249 (HHP:6210) Epidemiology of Physical Activity3 s.h.
027:250 (HHP:6150) Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:255 (HHP:6130) Advanced Skeletal Muscle Physiology1-3 s.h.
027:260 (HHP:7300) Advanced Neural Control of Posture and Movement1-3 s.h.
027:265 (HHP:6480) Advanced Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
060:203 (ACB:5203) Gross Human Anatomy for Graduate Students6 s.h.
072:153 (MPB:5153) Graduate Physiology4 s.h.
099:110 (BIOC:3110) Biochemistry3 s.h.
101:212 (PTRS:7812) Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement3 s.h.
101:275 (PTRS:7875) Analysis of Movement Control Systems in Health and Disease3 s.h.
172:150 (CBH:5220) Health Behavior and Health Education3 s.h.
173:140 (EPID:4400) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
173:160 (EPID:5600) Introduction to Epidemiology Data Analysis With Computers2 s.h.
173:235 (EPID:6350) Nutritional Epidemiology2 s.h.
173:240 (EPID:6400) Epidemiology II: Advanced Methods4 s.h.
173:241 (EPID:5241) Statistical Methods in Epidemiology3 s.h.
173:260 (EPID:6600) Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases3 s.h.

 

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program in health and human physiology requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit.

Doctoral students should have a strong background in the natural sciences and/or health promotion, and a working knowledge of statistics and research methodology. Students may acquire additional knowledge of statistics and research methodology after entering the program.

All Ph.D. students complete a common core of courses, scientific area courses, courses in their specialization, and 10 s.h. of independent research in addition to the dissertation requirement. They must complete a dissertation in their specialization area and must submit an appropriate manuscript of the dissertation to a refereed professional journal for publication.

Some courses in the program are offered by other departments. Faculty members from those departments frequently serve on comprehensive examination committees and on dissertation committees for the initial presentation of a candidate's prospectus. They also participate in the final examination.

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the following course work.

Common Core

All of these:

22S:148 (STAT:6513) Intermediate Statistical Methods4 s.h.
027:201 (HHP:6000) Research10 s.h.
027:405 (HHP:7900) Thesis: Ph.D.12 s.h.
171:162 (BIOS:5120) Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies3 s.h.
650:270 (GRAD:7270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity (takes two semesters to complete)0 s.h.
Seminar Courses

Four enrollments (1-2 s.h. each) chosen from these:

027:241 (HHP:6400) Integrative Physiology Seminar1 s.h.
027:296 (HHP:6500) Seminar in Health Promotion1 s.h.
027:314 (HHP:6300) Seminar in Motor Control1 s.h.
Scientific Area Courses

Students obtain a breadth of knowledge over the key scientific areas that constitute the basis of the major by completing at least three courses outside of their specialization area.

Specialization Electives

Students are expected to obtain broad-based knowledge in their specialization area. This normally entails approximately 30 s.h. of course work. Students choose specialization electives with guidance from their advisor/mentor. Electives may include the following.

002:180 (BIOL:3253) Fundamental Neurobiology4 s.h.
027:133 (HHP:4310) Sport and Exercise Nutrition3 s.h.
027:138 (HHP:4200) Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:238 (HHP:6200) Advanced Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
027:249 (HHP:6210) Epidemiology of Physical Activity3 s.h.
027:253 (HHP:6100) Advanced Human Anatomy6 s.h.
031:241 (PSY:5210) Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuroscience4 s.h.
051:150 (BME:5610) Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 s.h.
056:144 (IE:3400) Human Factors3 s.h.
058:150 (ME:5150) Intermediate Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3 s.h.
060:203 (ACB:5203) Gross Human Anatomy for Graduate Students6 s.h.
060:234 (ACB:8114) Medical Neuroscience4 s.h.
072:153 (MPB:5153) Graduate Physiology4 s.h.
077:222 (FRRB:7000) Redox Biology and Medicine4 s.h.
099:110 (BIOC:3110) Biochemistry3 s.h.
099:120 (BIOC:3120) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I3 s.h.
099:130 (BIOC:3130) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II3 s.h.
099:140 (BIOC:3140) Experimental Biochemistry2 s.h.
101:210 (PTRS:5210) Kinesiology and Pathomechanics4 s.h.
101:212 (PTRS:7812) Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement3 s.h.
101:224 (PTRS:6224) Movement Control Systems in Health and Disease4 s.h.
101:275 (PTRS:7875) Analysis of Movement Control Systems in Health and Disease3 s.h.
101:285 (PTRS:7885) Biomechanical Analysis in Rehabilitation3 s.h.
132:180 (NSCI:7180) Fundamental Neurobiology4 s.h.
132:181 (NSCI:4353) Neurophysiology3-4 s.h.
132:184 (NSCI:6184) Developmental Neurobiology3 s.h.
132:235 (NSCI:7235) Neurobiology of Disease3 s.h.
172:150 (CBH:5220) Health Behavior and Health Education3 s.h.
173:140 (EPID:4400) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
173:160 (EPID:5600) Introduction to Epidemiology Data Analysis With Computers2 s.h.
173:235 (EPID:6350) Nutritional Epidemiology2 s.h.
173:240 (EPID:6400) Epidemiology II: Advanced Methods4 s.h.
173:241 (EPID:5241) Statistical Methods in Epidemiology3 s.h.
173:260 (EPID:6600) Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases3 s.h.
175:190 (OEH:4310) Occupational Ergonomics I2-3 s.h.
175:294 (OEH:6320) Occupational Ergonomics II3 s.h.
175:295 (OEH:6310) Clinical Ergonomics3 s.h.
Dissertation

Students working on a dissertation register for the following course.

027:405 (HHP:7900) Thesis: Ph.D.arr.

Admission

Admission to the department's graduate programs is based on grade-point average and score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Applicants to the M.S. program must have an undergraduate g.p.a. of at least 3.00. Applicants to the Ph.D. program must have a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 on undergraduate work and previous graduate work.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog.

Application deadline is February 1 for admission the following fall semester.

Facilities

Classroom and research laboratories are located in the Field House and in other buildings on campus. They provide excellent facilities for instruction and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Cooperative efforts with other units facilitate specialization by allowing health and human physiology students to use additional special facilities and research equipment in other departments on campus (e.g., biology, biochemistry, molecular physiology and biophysics, orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine, pharmacology, and the College of Engineering).

Courses

Primarily for Undergraduates

027:029 (HHP:1000) First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Requirements: first‑ or second‑semester standing.
 
027:030 (HHP:2210) Principles of Exercise Leadership3 s.h.
Exercise standards, guidelines for aerobic/exercise instructors; aerobic workout components, contraindicated exercises, injury prevention and treatment. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200).
 
027:035 (HHP:2150) Stress Management3 s.h.
Recent theoretical concepts and scientific evidence regarding stress and its effects on body and mind; intervention methods, strategies for managing stress; opportunity for students to use intervention techniques to manage stress. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
027:036 (ATEP:2010) Practicum in Athletic Training I2 s.h.
Basic clinical skill instruction, evaluation, and integration for athletic trainers. Requirements: athletic training major.
 
027:037 (ATEP:2020) Practicum in Athletic Training II2 s.h.
Integration of basic physical skills and orientation to traditional settings; clinical experience for first‑year students arranged through the athletic training program. Requirements: grade of C or higher in 027:036 (ATEP:2010).
 
027:039 (HHP:2200) Physical Activity and Health3 s.h.
Physical activity determinants in society; school, workplace, community‑based health promotion interventions to improve activity levels. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
027:040 (HHP:2310) Nutrition and Health3 s.h.
Physiology, biochemistry of human nutrition; appropriate food sources; qualitative and quantitative evaluation of diets using standard references. GE: Natural Sciences without Lab.
 
027:044 (HHP:2130) Human Development Through the Life Span3 s.h.
Overview of human developmental theories across the life‑span; aspects of cognitive, physical, and personality development from birth to death; the role of culture, environment, health, and economic factors over the developmental process and life continuum.
 
027:050 (HHP:1300) Fundamentals of Human Physiology3 s.h.
Introduction to function and regulation of the human body. Recommendations: high school chemistry and basic biology. GE: Natural Sciences without Lab.
 
027:051 (HHP:1310) Human Physiology Laboratory1 s.h.
Introductory laboratory course illustrating principles of human physiology through fundamental experimental measurements and computer simulation. Recommendations: one semester of biology.
 
027:053 (HHP:1100) Human Anatomy3 s.h.
General human anatomy covering most systems of the body. GE: Natural Sciences without Lab.
 
027:054 (HHP:1110) Human Anatomy Laboratory1 s.h.
All major systems of the human body, understood through computer‑generated images, models, histological slides, anatomical specimens. GE: Natural Sciences Lab only.
 
027:056 (ATEP:1000) First Aid and CPR2 s.h.
American Red Cross certification: basic first aid, CPR procedures.
 
027:057 (ATEP:2030) Basic Athletic Training3 s.h.
Basic pathology, epidemiology, materials biology for prevention and immediate care of athletic injuries.
 
027:076 (HHP:2500) Psychological Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity3 s.h.
Psychological theory and research related to sport and physical activity; motivation, aggression, attribution, socialization, competitive anxiety, leadership.
 
027:096 (ATEP:1010) Exploring Athletic Trainingarr.
Exploration of professional preparation for athletic trainers; application, career opportunities, professional organizations, awareness of basic athletic training principles.
 
027:109 (HHP:3005) Scientific Reasoning3 s.h.
Patterns of reasoning useful for understanding and evaluating scientific evidence, theory, controversy; historical and contemporary examples from the physical, biological, behavioral, biomedical sciences. GE: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning.
 
027:110 (HHP:3100) Health Literacy3 s.h.
Community and clinical issues related to health literacy; focus on understanding individual and systemic factors that influence health literacy, including education, context, culture, and health care systems. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310).
 
027:117 (HHP:3300) Human Growth and Motor Development3 s.h.
Human growth and biological maturation; focus on motor development from birth through puberty. Offered fall semesters. Recommendations: prior course in anatomy, human physiology, or biology.
 
027:120 (HHP:3000) Equity Issues in the Health Sciences3 s.h.
Examination of equity issues in the health sciences, including a review of the historical challenges that led to Human Subjects Review Boards, FDA oversight of drug development and clinical trials, inclusion of women in research; effect of situational ethics in the workplace; potential danger of making assumptions about clients/patients; importance of developing an inclusive communication style; assessing the effectiveness of family‑friendly employment policies in providing equitable opportunities for career advancement for both women and men. Recommendations: junior or senior standing. Same as 145:120 (INTD:3020).
 
027:125 (HHP:3010) Contemporary Nutrition3 s.h.
Introduction to nutrition; importance of understanding food choices and diet to fit individual needs. Same as 145:125 (INTD:3025).
 
027:127 (HHP:3020) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport3 s.h.
Effects of exercise and nutrition on health‑ and sports‑related fitness; for professionals in health and physical education. Same as 145:127 (INTD:3027).
 
027:131 (HHP:3030) Coaching for Health and Wellness3 s.h.
Opportunities to expand knowledge and develop skills to help individuals change behavior and meet health‑related goals; general health and wellness principles; principles and techniques for change; experience providing health‑coaching services to clients. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310). Same as 145:130 (INTD:3030).
 
027:134 (HHP:4320) Nutrition Interventions3 s.h.
Strategies that assist in assessment and evaluation of nutrition behaviors of individuals and groups; interventions to meet nutritional needs of individuals and groups with a variety of health issues. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310). Requirements: admission to health promotion track.
 
027:135 (HHP:4340) Global Health and Global Food3 s.h.
Practices, patterns, and policies that contribute to the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in wealthy populations; environmental degradation, hunger, and malnutrition among impoverished populations; strategies to meet food and agricultural needs for the world; local/global aspects or perspectives on food/health concerns for Iowa and the international community. Same as 152:135 (GHS:4340).
 
027:136 (HHP:3200) Health Behavior and Health Promotion3 s.h.
Principles of epidemiology and health behavior theories applied to multilevel frameworks for health promotion. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310).
 
027:137 (HHP:3430) Community and Worksite Health Promotion3 s.h.
Management and organizational theories; assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of clinical and work‑setting (targeted) health promotion programs. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310).
 
027:138 (HHP:4200) Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription4 s.h.
Basic techniques in physical fitness assessment, prescription of exercise for healthy and unhealthy adults, promotion of physical activity within communities; provides knowledge and skill competencies required for certification as American College of Sports Medicine health fitness instructor. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200). Corequisites: 027:140 (HHP:3400) or 027:141 (HHP:4410). Requirements: admission to health promotion program.
 
027:139 (HHP:4210) Musculoskeletal Exercise Testing and Prescription3 s.h.
Educational and practical experience for designing resistance training and flexibility programs; competencies for certification with National Strength and Conditioning Association. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200). Corequisites: 027:140 (HHP:3400) or 027:141 (HHP:4410), if not taken as a prerequisite. Requirements: admission to health promotion program.
 
027:144 (HHP:3420) College Health Education3 s.h.
Foundation of theories and models that guide health behavior change in college settings; how health issues apply to individuals and to communities to which they belong; practical experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310).
 
027:147 (HHP:3440) Physical Activity and Healthy Communities3 s.h.
Development, implementation, evaluation of effective health communication interventions; identification of health education resources for targeted groups. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310).
 
027:152 (HHP:4400) Health Promotion Clinical Practicum1 s.h.
Experience in planning and implementing clinical health promotion programs focusing on nutrition, physical fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, and respiratory rehabilitation. Prerequisites: 027:136 (HHP:3200) and 027:138 (HHP:4200).
 
027:156 (HHP:4420) Planning and Evaluating Health Interventions3 s.h.
Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs. Prerequisites: 027:136 (HHP:3200). Requirements: admission to Health and Human Physiology health promotion program.
 
027:174 (HHP:3650) Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology3 s.h.
Application of sport and exercise psychological theory; theoretical and practical experience using psychological skills training for sport and exercise. Corequisites: 027:076 (HHP:2500).
 
027:176 (HHP:3850) Promoting Health Globally3 s.h.
Major global health threats in the United States and abroad; impact of culture, history, economics on health disparities; approaches, programs, policies to remedy them. Requirements: junior or senior standing, or certificate student. Same as 152:158 (GHS:3850).
 
027:187 (HHP:4940) Health Promotion Honors Readings1-2 s.h.
First step to complete an honors thesis; work with health and human physiology faculty member; comprehensive readings in a specific area (e.g., obesity in children, disabilities and sport); readings include primarily research reviews, popular press, and editorials; production of an annotated bibliography summarizing readings and presentation to faculty member at end of semester; brief research proposal summarizing background, research questions, and methods of selected area.
 
027:188 (HHP:4950) Health Promotion Honors Problems3-4 s.h.
Continuation of 027:187 (HHP:4940); original research or creative project supervised by a faculty member.
 
027:190 (HHP:4920) Health Promotion Preinternship Seminar1 s.h.
Preparation for internship experience.
 
027:191 (HHP:4930) Health Promotion Internship3,6 s.h.
Directed practical field experience; program planning, implementation, evaluation, administrative procedures. Prerequisites: 027:134 (HHP:4320), 027:138 (HHP:4200), 027:139 (HHP:4210), 027:156 (HHP:4420), and 027:190 (HHP:4920).
 
027:198 (HHP:4800) Honors Research I2 s.h.
Research for honors thesis; selection of faculty mentor, preparation of research proposal, written and oral presentations of research proposal, literature review, participation in experiments designed to develop laboratory skills for research, work with an active research tenure‑track faculty member in a laboratory; first of a two‑semester sequence. Requirements: honors standing.
 
027:199 (HHP:4900) Honors Research II3 s.h.
Completion of honors research begun in 027:198 (HHP:4800), analysis of data, writing and oral presentation of honors thesis, work with an active research tenure‑track faculty member in a laboratory; second of a two‑semester sequence. Requirements: honors standing and grade of B or higher in 027:198 (HHP:4800).
 

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

027:128 (HHP:3050) Obesity: Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment3 s.h.
In‑depth overview of biological, behavioral, and societal causes and consequences of obesity epidemic; potential solutions from primary and secondary prevention standpoints; causes of obesity, available treatments, and global impact that obesity epidemic presents to society. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310).
 
027:130 (HHP:3500) Human Physiology3 s.h.
Organ system approach to physiology; focus on normal function of human body; information on all levels of integration from submolecular to whole organism; emphasis on how intact organism functions. Prerequisites: 002:021 (BIOL:1140) or 002:031 (BIOL:1411) or 027:050 (HHP:1300), and 004:007 (CHEM:1070) or 004:011 (CHEM:1110).
 
027:132 (HHP:3510) Advanced Human Physiology Laboratory3 s.h.
Fundamental laboratory measurements; major physiological systems, experimental design, presentation of experimental data. Corequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500), if not taken as a prerequisite.
 
027:133 (HHP:4310) Sport and Exercise Nutrition3 s.h.
Relationship between nutrition, fitness and sport performance; basic nutrition, physiology, chemistry, psychology, food preparation. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200) and 027:040 (HHP:2310).
 
027:140 (HHP:3400) Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
Effects of acute exercise and chronic exercise training on different physiological systems (energy, neuromuscular, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine); overview of physiological principles necessary for more advanced study of fitness evaluation and exercise prescription; preparation for ACSM certification. Prerequisites: 027:050 (HHP:1300) or 027:130 (HHP:3500). Recommendations: at least one prior human physiology course.
 
027:141 (HHP:4410) Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
Mechanisms responsible for the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the different organ systems of the body. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 027:050 (HHP:1300) or 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:142 (HHP:4430) Exercise Physiology Laboratory2 s.h.
Supplements 027:141 (HHP:4410); principles of scientific investigation used to demonstrate acute and chronic effects of exercise.
 
027:143 (HHP:4440) Physiology of Nutrition3 s.h.
Metabolic and biological aspects of human energy production, relationship to energy consumption; systems or integrative approach.
 
027:145 (HHP:4460) Cardiovascular Physiology3 s.h.
Structure and function of cardiovascular system; heart, microcirculation, hemodynamics, regional circulation, reflex integration, regulation during physical stress. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500). Recommendations: calculus and physics.
 
027:146 (HHP:4450) Genetic Basis of Disease3 s.h.
Changes in single molecules that lead to systemic physiological alterations in mammals; relationship of these changes to development, aging, exercise, and specific diseases; current methodologies for studying mammalian genetics and physiology. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:148 (HHP:4470) Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
Aging's effects on cells, tissues, and organs; how aging influences function of major body organ systems and the whole organism; physiological mechanisms that underlie age‑related changes in body function and performance; integrative approach with focus on human aging. Prerequisites: 027:053 (HHP:1100) and 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:150 (HHP:4150) Clinical Exercise Physiology3 s.h.
Recent advances in exercise physiology for clinical populations; emphasis on acute and chronic responses to exercise in healthy aged adults and in patients with cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases; basic and intermediate electrocardiography (ECG), pathophysiology of disease process, clinical assessment of disease severity, diagnostic testing, acute exercise responses, and exercise rehabilitation. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500) and 027:141 (HHP:4410). Recommendations: 027:145 (HHP:4460).
 
027:151 (HHP:4390) Understanding Human Disease3 s.h.
Introduction to process of human disease at cell, organ, and whole body level throughout the lifespan; pathophysiological changes occurring with disease, including risk factors, disease development, and overall effects of disease on the body; cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging. Prerequisites: 027:050 (HHP:1300) or 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:153 (HHP:4405) Health Promotion Community and Worksite Practicum1 s.h.
Planning and implementing community and worksite health promotion programs. Prerequisites: 027:136 (HHP:3200) and 027:138 (HHP:4200).
 
027:154 (HHP:3110) Advanced Anatomy Laboratory3 s.h.
Detailed gross anatomy of all major systems of the body; structure of the human body at organ, tissue, and cellular levels; examination of various human and other mammalian specimens. Prerequisites: 027:053 (HHP:1100) and 027:054 (HHP:1110).
 
027:155 (HHP:4130) Skeletal Muscle Physiology3 s.h.
Skeletal muscle structure, contractile mechanisms, production of movement, biomechanical properties; adaptation to increased use, disuse, injury. Offered spring semesters.
 
027:158 (HHP:4230) Motor Learning: Theory and Application3 s.h.
How skilled motor behavior is acquired; behavioral changes that occur during skill acquisition; structural and physiological changes that occur in central nervous system; principles of training and practice that yield efficient and effective motor learning; how this information is helpful to health professionals involved in motor rehabilitation, physical educators and coaches, music instructors and musicians, strength and conditioning professionals, fitness professionals, and athletes, among others. Prerequisites: 027:050 (HHP:1300). Recommendations: familiarity with basic neuroscience (neurons, synaptic transmission, basic anatomical organization of sensory and motor systems).
 
027:159 (HHP:4190) Scientific Basis of Training for Elite Performance3 s.h.
Application of scientific principles to goal of improving strength, speed, endurance, and overall human function; general overview of structure and function of muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems; bioenergetics of exercise; endocrine response to exercise; biomechanics of resistance exercise; adaptations to anaerobic and aerobic training programs; age and sex related considerations on training; nutrition and ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: 027:053 (HHP:1100), and 027:050 (HHP:1300) or 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:160 (HHP:4300) Neural Control of Posture and Movement3 s.h.
Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of human motor control; mechanisms for locomotion and posture, control of arm and hand movements, role of sensory information. Offered spring semesters. Requirements: anatomy or human physiology course.
 
027:161 (HHP:4250) Human Pathophysiology3 s.h.
In‑depth study of human pathological processes and their effects on homeostasis; etiology, symptoms, and risk factors of various diseases; emphasis on major diseases impacting worldwide disability and death; how pathological processes are manifested and progress in the body. Prerequisites: 027:053 (HHP:1100) and 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:162 (HHP:4415) Exercise Science Practicum1 s.h.
Experience in planning and implementing exercise programs related to physical fitness, including strength and conditioning in healthy and diseased/injured populations, and in elite athletes. Prerequisites: 027:138 (HHP:4200) and 027:139 (HHP:4210).
 
027:165 (HHP:4480) Introduction to Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
General pharmacology (e.g., administration, distribution, and elimination of drugs, dose response curves, adverse effects, placebos, homeopathy); pharmacotherapy of selected human diseases, pathophysiologic aspects of the disease, how different classes of drugs modify pathophysiologic effects to restore health or reduce disease's impact; focus on mechanisms of drug actions in humans; adverse effects, pharmacokinetic considerations, drug interactions; how to write prescriptions. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:170 (HHP:3860) Leadership Theory for Health and Fitness3 s.h.
Theories and applications of current scholarship in group and individual leadership relevant for health, sport, fitness, and exercise leadership; areas of study include group dynamics, humanist leadership, leader‑member exchange theory, transformational leadership, contingency/reinforcement leadership models, path‑goal leadership, and multi‑dimensional leadership models; approaches to leadership contextualized to build skills in cultural competence and ethics of leadership.
 
027:171 (ATEP:4010) Administration of Athletic Training Programs2 s.h.
Health care supervision, professional athletic training responsibilities, philosophies in athletic health care. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 027:057 (ATEP:2030).
 
027:172 (ATEP:2040) Clinical Sciences I2 s.h.
Theoretical knowledge base in therapeutic modalities. Offered spring semesters. Requirements: grade of C or higher in 027:036 (ATEP:2010).
 
027:175 (HHP:3655) Emotional and Psychological Aspects of Health3 s.h.
Interfaces among emotional, psychological, and physical aspects of health; examination of how individuals with healthy psychological profiles engage in health behaviors; health‑related implications of negative emotional and psychological states; strategies for promoting healthy psychological patterns; designed for health promotion, health studies students, and others interested in health‑related careers. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200).
 
027:177 (HHP:3450) Immunology in Health and Disease3 s.h.
Overview of immunology, beginning at the molecular level and ending with the role of the immune system in disease; fundamental concepts of the immune system; innate and adaptive immunity, focusing on cell‑mediated and humoral immune responses, in addition to effector mechanisms in both of these responses; concepts of immunologic tolerance; autoimmune disease; immunodeficiency syndromes; the inflammatory process in disease. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:180 (ATEP:2060) Advanced Emergency Care for Athletic Trainers1-2 s.h.
Coordinated initial professional emergency response certifications for athletic trainers; recertification for those holding valid certifications. Requirements: Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications.
 
027:182 (ATEP:3010) Clinical Sciences III3 s.h.
Theoretical and practical skill development in the areas of musculoskeletal evaluation for ankle, knee, shoulder, and upper extremity. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 027:172 (ATEP:2040). Requirements: athletic training major.
 
027:183 (ATEP:3040) Clinical Sciences IV3 s.h.
Continuation of musculoskeletal evaluation, completion of EENT, chest, abdomen, and dermatologic evaluation; integration of rehabilitation programs. Offered spring semesters. Requirements: grade of C or higher in 027:182 (ATEP:3010).
 
027:184 (ATEP:5010) Seminar in Athletic Training1-4 s.h.
Educational issues faced by approved clinical instructors in athletic training education programs. Offered fall semesters. Requirements: graduate standing.
 
027:185 (ATEP:3020) Clinical Sciences V: Rehabilitation2 s.h.
Rehabilitation for athletic trainers based on the theory and principles of therapeutic exercise; application of current research concepts. Prerequisites: 027:172 (ATEP:2040). Corequisites: 027:182 (ATEP:3010). Requirements: athletic training major.
 
027:186 (ATEP:3030) Practicum in Athletic Training III3 s.h.
Advanced clinical skill instruction, evaluation, and integration for athletic trainers. Requirements: grade of C or higher in 027:037 (ATEP:2020).
 
027:192 (HHP:4490) Diagnosing Diseases: Patient History and Physical Examination3 s.h.
Different diseases studied by interacting with patients at Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Center in Madurai, India; formal lectures in mornings followed by bedside teaching in afternoons and grand rounds in evenings; for pre‑health professional students.
 
027:193 (HHP:4935) Clinical Exercise Physiology Internship3,6 s.h.
Directed practical field experience; program planning, implementation, evaluation, and administrative procedures.
 
027:195 (HHP:4500) Undergraduate Independent Studyarr.
Library or laboratory research related to a specific topic in human physiology, normally culminating with a written manuscript; work directed by a faculty member.
 
027:197 (HHP:4220) Biomechanics of Human Motion3 s.h.
Application of the principles of mechanics to investigation of human motion in two dimensions; system modeling, force system and equilibrium analysis, particle and rigid body kinematics, Newton's and Euler's equations of motion, work‑energy and impulse‑momentum integral principles. Offered spring semesters.
 

Primarily for Graduate Students

027:200 (HHP:5000) Problemsarr.
 
027:201 (HHP:6000) Researcharr.
 
027:202 (HHP:7000) Practicum in College Teachingarr.
 
027:238 (HHP:6200) Advanced Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription1,4 s.h.
Basic techniques in physical fitness assessment; prescription of exercise for healthy and unhealthy adults; promotion of physical activity within communities; knowledge and skill competencies required for certification as American College of Sports Medicine health fitness instructor. Prerequisites: 027:039 (HHP:2200), and 027:050 (HHP:1300) or 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:240 (HHP:6410) Advanced Exercise Physiology1,3 s.h.
Mechanisms responsible for acute and chronic effects of exercise on different organ systems of the body. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 027:050 (HHP:1300) or 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:241 (HHP:6400) Integrative Physiology Seminar1 s.h.
Current topics in cardiovascular physiology, vascular biology, free radical biology.
 
027:244 (HHP:6220) Seminar in Health and Physical Activity Behavior3 s.h.
Health behavior theories and their relevance to individual, interpersonal, and community‑wide health promotion interventions.
 
027:245 (HHP:6460) Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology1,3 s.h.
Structure and function of cardiovascular system; heart, microcirculation, hemodynamics, regional circulation, reflex integration, and regulation during physical stress. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500). Recommendations: calculus and physics.
 
027:248 (HHP:6470) Advanced Physiology of Aging3 s.h.
Effects of aging on cells, tissues, and organs; how aging influences function of major body organ systems and the whole organism; physiological mechanisms that underlie age‑related changes in body function and performance; integrative approach with focus on human aging. Prerequisites: 027:053 (HHP:1100) and 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:249 (HHP:6210) Epidemiology of Physical Activity3 s.h.
Physical activity/disease relationships examined through application of epidemiologic methods, including research design, interpretation of studies, selection of measures to fit research questions. Same as 173:245 (EPID:6245).
 
027:250 (HHP:6150) Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology1,3 s.h.
Recent advances in exercise physiology for clinical populations; emphasis on acute and chronic responses to exercise in healthy aged adults and in patients with cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases; basic and intermediate electrocardiography (ECG), pathophysiology of disease process, clinical assessment of disease severity, diagnostic testing, acute exercise responses, and exercise rehabilitation. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500) and 027:141 (HHP:4410). Recommendations: 027:145 (HHP:4460).
 
027:253 (HHP:6100) Advanced Human Anatomy6 s.h.
Offered summer sessions.
 
027:255 (HHP:6130) Advanced Skeletal Muscle Physiology1,3 s.h.
Skeletal muscle structure, contractile mechanisms, production of movement, biomechanical properties; adaptation to increased use, disuse, injury. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:260 (HHP:7300) Advanced Neural Control of Posture and Movement1,3 s.h.
Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of human motor control; mechanisms for locomotion and posture, control of arm and hand movements, role of sensory information. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500). Requirements: anatomy or human physiology course.
 
027:265 (HHP:6480) Advanced Human Pharmacology3 s.h.
General pharmacology (administration, distribution, elimination of drugs, dose response curves, adverse effects, placebos, homeopathy); pharmacotherapy of selected human diseases, pathophysiologic aspects of disease, how different classes of drugs modify pathophysiologic effects to restore health or reduce impact of disease; focus on mechanisms of drug actions in humans; adverse effects, pharmacokinetic considerations, drug interactions; how to write prescriptions. Prerequisites: 027:130 (HHP:3500).
 
027:270 (HHP:5500) Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3 s.h.
Theoretical and applied bases of social psychology of sport and exercise; motivation, arousal, group processes related to sport, physical activity.
 
027:294 (HHP:4380) Practicum: Athletics Administrationarr.
 
027:296 (HHP:6500) Seminar in Health Promotion1 s.h.
Peer and faculty response to graduate student work addressing health promotion, physical activity and health outcomes, clinical exercise physiology; review and critique current literature; presentation of published work or in‑process projects; critical thinking, scientific writing, and oral communication skill development pertaining to health promotion.
 
027:301 (HHP:6010) Non-Thesis Seminar2 s.h.
For candidates for the M.S. without thesis. Offered spring semesters.
 
027:314 (HHP:6300) Seminar in Motor Control1 s.h.
Current topics in neural control of movement, biomechanics, and rehabilitation sciences.
 
027:404 (HHP:7500) Thesis: M.S.0-4 s.h.
 
027:405 (HHP:7900) Thesis: Ph.D.arr.
 

Health and Physical Activity Skills

28S:006 (HPAS:1020) Core Strengthening1 s.h.
 
28S:007 (HPAS:1030) Aerobics1 s.h.
 
28S:011 (HPAS:1410) Badminton1 s.h.
 
28S:020 (HPAS:1110) Fitness Walking1 s.h.
 
28S:021 (HPAS:1220) Flexibility1 s.h.
 
28S:025 (HPAS:1230) Hatha Yoga1 s.h.
 
28S:029 (HPAS:1130) Jogging I: Beginners1 s.h.
 
28S:030 (HPAS:1135) Jogging II1 s.h.
 
28S:031 (HPAS:1620) Karate1 s.h.
 
28S:033 (HPAS:1630) Kick Boxing1 s.h.
 
28S:037 (HPAS:1320) Lap Swimming I1 s.h.
 
28S:038 (HPAS:1325) Lap Swimming II1 s.h.
Prerequisites: 28S:037 (HPAS:1320).
 
28S:042 (HPAS:1010) Personal Fitness1 s.h.
 
28S:043 (HPAS:1040) Pilates1 s.h.
 
28S:045 (HPAS:1430) Racquetball1 s.h.
 
28S:047 (HPAS:1210) Relaxation Techniques1 s.h.
 
28S:049 (HPAS:1549) Sand Volleyball1 s.h.
 
28S:052 (HPAS:1610) Self Defense1 s.h.
 
28S:053 (HPAS:1550) Slow-Pitch Softball1 s.h.
 
28S:055 (HPAS:1510) Outdoor Soccer1 s.h.
 
28S:061 (HPAS:1060) Resistance Training1 s.h.
 
28S:066 (HPAS:1440) Table Tennis1 s.h.
 
28S:071 (HPAS:1450) Tennis1 s.h.
 
28S:075 (HPAS:1560) Ultimate Frisbee1 s.h.
 
28S:077 (HPAS:1530) Volleyball I1 s.h.
 
28S:078 (HPAS:1535) Volleyball II1 s.h.
Prerequisites: 28S:077 (HPAS:1530).
 
28S:080 (HPAS:1080) Olympic Weightlifting1 s.h.
Introduction to Olympic weightlifting exercises including snatch, clean and jerk, power snatch, and power clean. Prerequisites: 28S:081 (HPAS:1070).
 
28S:081 (HPAS:1070) Weight Training I1 s.h.
 
28S:082 (HPAS:1075) Weight Training II1 s.h.
Prerequisites: 28S:081 (HPAS:1070).
 
28S:085 (HPAS:1001) Alcohol and Your College Experience1 s.h.
Patterns of alcohol, drug use focused on college years; strategies for monitoring use, behavioral change plans for implementing lower‑risk drinking practices; for drinkers and non‑drinkers.
 
28S:086 (HPAS:1002) Tobacco and Your College Experience1 s.h.
Current behavior change theories related to tobacco use, cessation; nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), non‑NRT methods; triggers, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral skills, support systems; for smokers and non‑smokers.
 
28S:087 (HPAS:1003) Resiliency and Your College Experience1 s.h.
Resiliency and psychological hardiness theories relevant to college life; resiliency and ability to cope with challenges; components of psychological fitness; skills for personal growth and emotional well‑being.
 
28S:088 (HPAS:1004) Food and Your College Experience1 s.h.
Sociocultural perspective on the forces that facilitate "junk" diets, particularly during young adulthood; basic components of nutrition; opportunity to develop skills in diet planning and healthy eating.