Courses


HPHY 105 Intro to Human Physiology 3.00 credits
This course introduces basic concepts and provides a foundation for study in human physiology and the scientific method. Topics covered include: an introduction to systems physiology, research methodology, statistical methods, physiology laboratory techniques, and current physiology literature. Spring.
 
HPHY 190 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring, Summer.
 
HPHY 205 Exp Rsrch Design & Data Anlys 3.00 credits
Relationships among research, research design, measurement, and data analysis provide the context for an introduction to basic concepts of research design and data analysis. Students will learn how to interpret statistics in peer-reviewed research and how to apply statistical methods to analyze data and address research questions in the sciences. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: MATH 112 Minimum Grade: C- or MATH 147 Minimum Grade: C- or MATH 148 Minimum Grade: C- or MATH 157 Minimum Grade: C-
HPHY 210 Scientific Writing 3.00 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of writing scientific reports and manuscripts of experimental research, with special emphasis on research in human physiology. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: C
HPHY 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3.00 credits
An introduction to the fundamentals of anatomical and physiological science, emphasizing the role of basic physical and chemical principles in establishing the complementarities of biological structure and function. Topics include cells, tissues, metabolism, the endocrine system, the nervous system, and muscle tissue and function. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: CHEM 101 Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 101L Minimum Grade: C- and (BIOL 105 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 105L Minimum Grade: C- or HPHY 105 Minimum Grade: C-)
Concurrent: HPHY 241L
HPHY 241L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.00 credit
This laboratory covers the gross anatomy of the skeletal and muscular systems as well as neuromuscular physiology. Fall.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 241
HPHY 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3.00 credits
This course is a continuation of HPHY 241. Topics include the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary and immune systems as well as fluid, electrolyte, and acid base balance. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C
Concurrent: HPHY 242L
HPHY 242L Human Anatomy & Phys Lab II 1.00 credit
This laboratory covers the anatomy and functions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 242
HPHY 244 Nutrition and Metabolism 3.00 credits
An introduction to the study of the roles of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water in the diet and in the body; and the digestion, absorption, metabolism and storage of these substances. Energy balance and weight control, nutrition and physical activity, and nutrition and disease prevention are also addressed.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C
HPHY 304 Practice in Lab Teaching 1.00 credit
Students gain experience in assisting in teaching, directing human physiology laboratory sections. The student must have successful completion of lab for which student will be a teaching assistant. By permission from department only. May be repeated for different lab courses (e.g., 241L and 242L) with departmental permission to total not more than 2 credits. Fall, Spring, Summer.
 
HPHY 374 Human Kinetics 3.00 credits
An introduction to the basic principles of kinesiology with emphasis on osteology, arthrology, and the mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and PHYS 101 Minimum Grade: C- and PHYS 101L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 374L
HPHY 374L Human Kinetics Lab 1.00 credit
An introduction to techniques and experimental methods used in the study of human motion with emphasis on osteology, arthrology, and the mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body. Spring.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 374
HPHY 376 Exercise Physiology 3.00 credits
A course dealing with the nature and function of neuromuscular activity, circulation, metabolism, respiration and acid-base balance as they relate to exercise and performance. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and PHYS 101 Minimum Grade: C- and PHYS 101L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 376L
HPHY 376L Exercise Physiology Lab 1.00 credit
Laboratory study and techniques dealing with the evaluation of physiological capacities involved in exercise, neuromuscular interactions, metabolism, respiration, and circulation. Fall.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 376
HPHY 377 Environmental Physiology 2.00 credits
An in-depth study of specific topics in environmental physiology, including the cellular and systemic responses and adaptations of various organ systems to environmental stress. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 377L
HPHY 377L Research in Physiology Lab 2.00 credits
Laboratory research in the study of human physiology with an emphasis on acute and chronic responses and adaptations to exercise. Students will work in groups and independently in conducting, analyzing, and presenting experimental research. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 377
HPHY 390 Directed Study 1.00 - 2.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring, Summer.
 
HPHY 401 Assessment of Hlth & Function 3.00 credits
The purposes, methods, and guidelines related to assessment of health, fitness, and function, and exercise program design are addressed. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 401L
HPHY 401L Assess of Hlth & Function Lab 1.00 credit
Students will develop skill in administering selected field and laboratory tests for assessing different components of health, fitness, and function. Fall.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 401
HPHY 402 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3.00 credits
This course extends the content of HPHY 376 and 376L and 401 and 401L. Patient-oriented exercise management will provide the framework for understanding, assessing, and treating individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities, as well as other special populations. Content will include physiology and pathophysiology, exercise prescription, clinical applications, and current research related to a variety of diseases and conditions.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 401 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 401L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 475 Biomechanics 3.00 credits
An introduction to the physical laws and mechanical aspects governing human motion which covers analysis of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of human motion, function of the musculoskeletal system, and mechanical analysis of movement. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 374 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 374L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 475L
HPHY 475L Biomechanics Lab 1.00 credit
Exposure to advanced techniques and experimental methods used in the study of human motion. Students will work collaboratively to conduct an experimental research project (collect and analyze data) and present their research. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 374L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 475
HPHY 478 Physiology of Aging 3.00 credits
An introduction to normal structural and functional changes that occur in the body from cellular to organismal levels over time (with aging). Relevant terminology, methodologies used to study aging, and theories of aging will be covered. Aging-disuse-disease interactions and their effects on the aging process will also be discussed. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 489 Advanced Topics 2.00 credits
An introduction to current research literature on specific topics in human physiology. This course prepares students to study, critically review and evaluate, and discuss results of human physiology research. Fall and Spring. . Prerequisite(s): HPHY 242 and additional prerequisites based on content on a course-by-course basis.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 377 Minimum Grade: C and HPHY 377L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 490 Directed Study 1.00 - 2.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring and Summer.
 
HPHY 492 Research Techniques 1.00 - 2.00 credits
An introduction to some of the experimental techniques used in research in human physiology. Course content may vary with instructor. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring and Summer.
 
HPHY 498 Directed Research 1.00 - 2.00 credits
This course provides the motivated student with the opportunity to conduct or assist with a research project under the direction of a human physiology faculty member. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. Fall, Spring and Summer. By faculty permission only.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: C
HPHY 499 Culminating Experience 1.00 credit
Required of all HPHY majors in their senior or final year. Spring.