Biomechanics Laboratory

Curriculum

Required Courses

EXSC 616 - Motor Control - Provides an examination of the neural structures and processes involved in the control of movement and in the maintenance of body posture. 3 credit hours

EXSC 634 - Mechanical Analysis of Movement - Applications of the principles of mechanics to the analysis of motor skills; study of methods of execution of various athletic and sporting skills. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3 credit hours

EXSC 651 - Laboratory Techniques in Biomechanics - Theoretical and practical applications of data recording methods commonly used in biomechanical analysis. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3 credit hours

EXSC 652 -  Clinical Biomechanics - Biomechanical concepts related to disorders of the skeletal system. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3 credit hours

EXSC 655 - Advanced Biomechanics - Biomechanical analyses emphasizing research techniques and procedures. Prerequisite: EXSC 634; permission of the program coordinator. 3 credit hours

Directed Electives

EXSC 603 - Exercise Physiology 1 - Advanced study of the physiological responses to exercise. Emphasis is on the neuromuscular, metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3 credit hours

EXSC 604 - Essentials of Resistance Training and Conditioning - Designed to give the scientific basis of resistance training and conditioning and the ability to apply that knowledge with specific training techniques. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3 credit hours

EXSC 633 - Seminar in Exercise Science - In-depth study of a selected physiological parameter in relation to exercise and the environment. Specific topics include respiratory physiology, fluid-electrolyte balance, muscle physiology, environment, and exercise: one topic per semester. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. A total of 18 hours of credit may be earned. 1 to 18 credit hours

BIO 548 - Biometry - Principles and applications of statistics to biological problems. The use of parametric and nonparametric tests of significance in the analysis of data and the interpretation of experiments. Not open to students who have credit in BIO 448. 3 credit hours

EDPS 642 - Intermediate Statistics - An extension of elementary descriptive and inferential statistics through basic statistical research designs, including analysis of variance and covariance. Prerequisite: EDPS 641 or PSYS 241, or a proficiency test administered within the department. 3 credit hours

CS 699 - Reading and Honors - Special advanced work not offered in other courses. Requirements include a final written report. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 1 to 6 credit hours

Research Requirements

EXSC 611 - Research Methods (Thesis) - Focuses on research methods used in physical education, sport, and exercise science. Emphasizes selecting a research topic, writing and presenting a research proposal, and using appropriate statistical methods. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3 credit hours

EDPS 641 - Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research - A basic statistical course for graduate students in education. Problems taken from the fields of education and psychology and include the computation, interpretation, and application of such statistical techniques as measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation techniques, validity and reliability, standard scoring techniques, probability, tests of significance, chi square, and analysis of variance. 3 credit hours

THES 698 - Thesis - Must be taken for a total of 6 hours of credit. Offered credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: permission of the graduate advisor. 1 to 6 credit hours

 


 

Biomechanics Laboratory
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room HP 311
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 am -5 pm Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-5178
Fax: 765-285-8762
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