Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition

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The minimum grade point averages must be maintained for students to receive the approval of the Department Honors Committee and the discipline faculty. A study examining the breadth of human sexuality, including psychosocial, cultural and physical aspects, and its impact on our lives. Contemporary programming, problem solving, and community outreach activities will be emphasized. If you would like to subscribe, please click here. Students will learn how to perform basic query and reporting operations, migrate data between various file formats, share data using cloud data management systems such as Dropbox, prepare data for statistical analysis, conduct statistical analyses common in community and public health, perform data quality control and assurance procedures and develop formal documents for reporting outcomes.

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US consumer prices rose an annual 2. World stocks rise on report of US-China trade talks Many global markets are higher following a report that the U. This course includes introduction to research in exercise physiology. This course examines various therapeutic exercises and programs used in the treatment and rehabilitation of exercise-related injuries.

This course will address the basic concepts of nutrition from a scientific basis, applying these concepts to understanding of food nutritional labeling, dietary recommendations for health and fitness, as well as exercise or sport performance enhancement. This course will examine the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for exercise physiology practiced in clinical settings.

Topics will include diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic systems. Skills in administering graded exercise testing with ECG monitoring, pulmonary function testing, and screening for metabolic disease will be emphasized in laboratory settings. Additionally, exercise prescription and programming will be studied for persons with chronic disease. Teaching Elementary Physical Education. Examination of current trends, issues, and pedagogical approaches to teaching and facilitating learning of physical education in the elementary school curriculum.

Contemporary programming, problem solving, and community outreach activities will be emphasized. Weekly fieldwork in the public schools at the elementary school level is required. Study of concepts of movement awareness and the elements of movement that are the basis of all movement capacities. Application of these concepts to the learning of motor skills will be included. Laboratory exercises demonstrating the principles of motor learning and motor control.

Functional applications of motor control and learning theory in skill instruction and sports performance. Motor learning laboratory hours are required. Theory of coaching relevant to athletics. Emphasis on organization and content involved in coaching sports. The sport content may vary in different semesters between baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Course may be repeated for credit.

A developmental and functional approach to the study of disabilities in physical activity. Legislation, pathologies, and adaptation principles. Field experience is required throughout the course.

Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries. Consent of instructor and admission to the Athletic Training concentration or Kinesiology and Health Science concentration. This course provides practical applications in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and includes hours of supervised field, laboratory and clinical experiences in athletic training.

May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 semester credit hours. Practicum in Kinesiology Research. Admission to Kinesiology major and consent of Instructor. This course provides supervised research experience in various areas of kinesiology. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor's degree.

Supervised internship with appropriate agency in the field of kinesiology. First Aid and CPR certification and consent of instructor. Supervised coaching practicum with appropriate agency in the field of kinesiology. Formerly titled "Practicum in Kinesiology. Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings.

Students will learn and apply counseling techniques to promote the adoption of health-promoting lifestyle behaviors in diverse populations. Basic counseling theories will be introduced.

Capstone course and seminar for students pursuing training and certification in exercise science, and preparation for graduate studies. Introduction to Nutritional Sciences. Basic concepts related to the classification and functions of nutrients; the process of digestion, absorption, transport, utilization, and storage of nutrients in humans and the interaction between diet and health.

Applied Food Science Practicum. The application of concepts related to the chemical, physical, sensory, and nutritional properties of food in menu planning, food preparation, and recipe modification.

Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics Careers. Nutrition and Dietetics majors only. General overview of nutrition and dietetics as a profession, including career opportunities, scope of practice, credentialing, code of ethics, and collaboration with other disciplines. Self-directed modules on medical terminology, word roots, prefixes and suffixes will be integrated into the course content.

Practicum related to the procurement, preparation, and delivery of food in large foodservice operations. Concepts related to the chemical, physical, sensory, and nutritional properties of food in menu planning, food preparation, and recipe modification.

Nutrition and Health Assessment. Methods, tools, and interpretation of data in assessing the nutritional status of individuals including dietary, anthropometric, biochemical, and clinical assessment, as well as other measurements of health in individuals and the community.

Nutrition Counseling and Education. Discussion of theories of learning and behavior modification, models and techniques, communication skills, evaluation methods, and cultural competence in nutrition counseling and education; and application of concepts to facilitate behavioral change.

Nutrition in the Life Span. Nutritional needs during various stages of the lifecycle as influenced by physiologic, cultural, and environmental factors. Production and Foodservice System Management I. Principles related to the menu planning, food sanitation and safety, procurement, production, marketing, and materials management in foodservice operations Generally offered: Advanced discussion of nutrient structure, function and interaction, metabolic pathways, and regulation and integration of metabolism.

Application of learned strategies in meaningful community service through collaborative tasks performed at various community programs. Service learning activities are aimed at enriching the life experiences of students through civic responsibility and community outreach. Nutrition Care Process Practicum. A problem-based approach to dietetics practice using case simulations and studies; application of basic nutritional assessment skills, nutritional diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring in different settings; practice skills in counseling and nutrition education.

Theories and principles related to the foodservice, systems management including leadership, decision-making, human resources, and financial management of operations.

Medical Nutrition Therapy I. Pathophysiology and the application of the nutritional care process in the treatment of simple human diseases and conditions, part 1.

Nutrition-related issues in public health, various community resources, agencies, and programs involved in health promotion and disease prevention. Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Medical Nutrition Therapy II.

Continuation of Advanced Medical Nutrition I; and review of the pathophysiology and the application of the nutritional care process in the treatment of more complex human disease and conditions. Current Issues in Nutrition.

In-depth discussion and analysis of emerging trends, concepts, and controversies in nutritional sciences, including application of evidence-based principles in the discussion. Independent Study in Nutrition and Dietetics. An exploration of topics of interest to the student in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member to conduct research, intense study, or a project related to the selected topic. Introduction to Public Health. Introduces students to the discipline of public health. It will cover a variety of disciplines to the basic tenets of public health.

The course will also cover the role of public health in a global society. Data Management in Public Health. Study of the skills required to design, organize and implement a data management system in public health applications.

It will cover an introduction to data preparation for statistical analysis, development of organizational tools, methods of data acquisition, data collection form design, principles of database development, quality control of data, and data security. Provides the student with basic knowledge about epidemiological applications in a behavioral area.

It covers behavioral and social environmental issues related to disease etiology, premature morbidity and mortality patterns. Provides an overview of the epidemiology of specific health-related behaviors, the relationships between these behaviors and health outcomes, and available evidence for the effectiveness and appropriateness of various approaches to modification of these behaviors.

Utilizes case discussion seminars to appraise the investigative methods and research designs for studying disease outbreaks and new epidemics.

Historical and current cases will include examples of disease outbreaks e. Each case will evaluate the background of the problem, the investigative methods employed, the results, and the interventions taken to resolve the problem.

Utilizes case discussion seminars to appraise the investigative methods and research designs for studying chronic disease, disease exposure, and ascertainment of risk. Cases will include current examples of chronic diseases or conditions affecting population health e.

Each case will evaluate the background of the problem, the investigative methods employed, the results, and the public policy and practice implications from the research. Provides the opportunity for work experience in a private or public health-related agency. Opportunities are developed in consultation with faculty advisor and on-site coordinator. Supervised full-or part-time off-campus work experience and training in health care management.

A minimum of hours of work experience is required. Individual conferences and written reports required. Special Studies in Public Health. The University of Texas at San Antonio. Department Honors The Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition awards Department Honors to certain outstanding students and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Admission Policy The goal of admission requirements for the Health degree is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To declare a Health major, a pre-health student must have: Internship Eligibility Health majors are eligible to apply for an internship if they: Appeal Process Students who wish to appeal the internship requirement due to prior work experience may do so by completing and submitting the appeal form, available from the academic advisor, with written documentation to a three-member review committee.

Core Curriculum Requirements 42 semester credit hours Students seeking the B. Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements First Year Experience Requirement 3 semester credit hours All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours: Select at least 15 semester credit hours from the following list of courses: Internship Policy Experiential learning is a valuable element for kinesiology professionals.

Internship Eligibility Kinesiology majors with no concentration are eligible to apply for an internship if they: In order to declare a major in Nutrition and Dietetics, a student must meet the following criteria: Must complete all support courses and most of the Texas Core requirements with a minimum cumulative grade point average GPA of 3.

Detailed information about the courses, including the Texas common course numbers may be obtained from the Undergraduate Catalog. May not repeat a prerequisite course more than twice to meet the grade criteria. Must complete all support courses prerequisite courses by the end of the summer semester prior to entering the program in the Fall Semester.

Must submit a program application, two completed reference forms program specific preferably by faculty members and a statement indicating personal career goals, knowledge of the profession, commitment, interests, and motivation. Must have a personal interview with the program faculty by invitation. Criminal Record Check A criminal background check is required during the semesters in which a student enrolls in field-based practicums.

Certificate in Athletic Coaching All students pursuing a Certificate in Athletic Coaching must complete the following 15 semester credit hours: Send Page to Printer. Download PDF of this page. Download PDF of the entire catalog. Select 15 semester credit hours of the following: Select at least two of the following four courses: Additional designated electives can be taken from the following courses: All candidates for this degree must complete up to 23 hours of free electives to meet the hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.

Academic Inquiry and Scholarship core. Freshman Composition I Q core. Contemporary Biology I core. Introduction to Community and Public Health core and major. Freshman Composition II Q core. Public Health Foundation courses. All candidates for this degree must complete the following 38 semester credit hours of coursework: Health Promotion and Behavioral Science Concentration.

All candidates for the degree in Public Health with a Health Promotion and Behavioral Science Concentration must complete the following 18 semester credit hours of coursework: Advanced Public Health Requirement. All candidates for this degree must complete 6 hours of an internship in public health.

All candidates for this degree must complete 6 hours of coursework in a single foreign language. All candidates for this degree must complete up to 19 hours of free electives to meet the hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.

Introduction to Sociology core. Basic Statistics core and major. Biosciences I core and major. Introduction to American Politics core. Biosciences II core and major. Component Area Option core. Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management.

Foreign language semester I. Program Planning and Evaluation Concentration course. Foreign language semester II. Public Health Internship repeated. Free elective to meet hour minimum. All candidates for this degree must complete up to 28 hours of free electives to meet the hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.

Contemporary Biology I core and major or Biosciences I. Basic Statistics or Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences. Business and Professional Speech or Public Speaking.

Select 13 semester credit hours from the following courses: Contemporary Biology I core and major. Public Speaking or Business and Professional Speech. Introduction to Psychology core and major or Introduction to Sociology. Designated elective or University core course.

Biology, Business, Community Health, or Wellness. All candidates for this degree must complete enough hours of electives to meet the hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours. College Algebra with Applications core and major.

Public Speaking core and major. Introduction to Psychology core and major.

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