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PE 2400 Human Physiology and Anatomy I (4) The study of the structure and function of the systems of the body with an emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.

PE 2500 Human Physiology and Anatomy II (4) The study of the structure and function of the systems of the body with an emphasis on the nervous system, special senses, digestive system, endocrine system, metabolism and body temperature regulation, lymphatic system, urinary system.

PE 4010 Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science (6) This course will provide students an opportunity to achieve competency in operating various pieces of equipment typically used in biomechanics and exercise physiology laboratories. The student will gain experience in interpreting the results of the tests administered, and writing exercise prescriptions based upon those results. (Students must have current CPR certification.)

PE 4630 Biomechanics (3) A study of the forces that act on a human body and the effects that they produce.

PE 8400 Motor Learning (3) The focus of the course is on recent theories of how movements are acquired and performed, and on factors that have implications for motor learning throughout the life span.

PE 8410 Motor Control (3) The focus of the course is to explore the study of the conditions and factors that influence the control and performance of motor skills from both neurophysiological and psychobiological perspectives.

PE 8420 Motor Development (3) This course focuses on the study of motor development, the processes that underlie this development and the factors that influence it. Students will gain an understanding of the major theoretical perspectives of motor development across the life span with special emphasis given in child development.

PE 8450 Advanced Biomechanics (3) An investigation of the biomechanical basis of motor performance. Includes a mechanical analysis of motor skills and fundamental movement patterns and an examination of techniques for collecting biomechanical data.

PE 8460 Occupational Biomechanics (3) The course will address the biomechanical basis of human performance in work places and provide candidates with information in the application of biomechanics, engineering for designing industrial tools, equipment, products, and jobs that take into consideration human physical capabilities and limitations. Prereq: PE 4630 Biomechanics or equivalent PE 2880 Basic Human Physiology and Anatomy. Not open to nondegree students.

HPER 8000 Special Studies: Nonlinear Analysis (3) The purpose of this workshop is to introduce research scientists, clinicians and students to a variety of nonlinear methods for the analysis of biological time series data. Participants will learn how to use nonlinear methods to analyze real biological data. Instructors will use class discussions and hands on practice to facilitate understanding of the material covered in the lectures. This workshop is an introduction to nonlinear analysis methods; participants with varied backgrounds are welcomed. Prereq: College algebra, basic trigonometry, basic statistics and basic computer skills.

HPER 8000 Biomechanics Data Analysis Using MatLab (3) Introduction to MatLab software, plotting data, spectral analysis and the Fourier transform, data smoothing, and image analysis of biomechanics data. All topics will be implemented using MatLab.