Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science

http://www.uvm.edu/~cnhs/rms/

Exercise is a key to the maintenance of health and the prevention of heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and associated degenerative diseases and chronic conditions.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science comprises undergraduate majors in Athletic Training Education and in Exercise and Movement Science, and a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. Graduates of these programs influence individuals across the life span by fostering wellness, preventing injuries and disease, facilitating high levels of skill, maintaining or restoring fitness, and rehabilitating individuals with injuries, diseases, chronic conditions, and disabilities.

Requirements for admission are the same as the general university requirements, with the addition that applicants must have taken high school biology, mathematics through trigonometry or precalculus, and chemistry; physics is highly recommended.

Rehabilitation and Movement Science Majors

Athletic Training Education B.S.

Exercise and Movement Science B.S.

Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science Ph.D.

Physical Therapy D.P.T.

See the online Graduate Catalogue for more information

Athletic Training Courses

AT 093. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

AT 155. Emergency Med. Response in AT. 3 Credits.

Students will obtain skills and instruction necessary for emergency response in athletic training. Students will be prepared for certification in American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response, including CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Oxygen Administration. For AT majors only.

AT 158. Fundamentals of Athletic Trng. 4 Credits.

This is a required course for students admitted into the Athletic Training Education Program, to be completed during their first year of study. The course has both lecture and laboratory components. Pre/co-requisite: AT 168.

AT 159. Practicum in Athletic Trng I. 1 Credit.

Course one in a series of practicum courses that sequentially develop clinical skills in a laboratory learning environment.

AT 160. Practicum in Athletic Trng II. 1 Credit.

Course two in a series of practicum courses that sequentially develop clinical skills in a laboratory learning environment.

AT 161. Practicum in Athletic Trng III. 1 Credit.

Course three in a series of practicum courses that sequentially develop clinical skills in a laboratory learning environment.

AT 162. Practicum in Athletic Trng IV. 1 Credit.

Course four in a series of practicum courses that sequentially develop clinical skills in a laboratory learning environment.

AT 168. Directed Obsv. in Athl Trng. 1 Credit.

Students will be expected to complete 50 hours of directed observation experience in the athletic training setting, or as assigned by the instructor.

AT 169. Clinical Experience in AT I. 1 Credit.

Students gain clinical experiences under the direct supervision of an ATEP approved preceptor. Prequisites: AT 158, AT 178.

AT 170. Clinical Experience in AT II. 1 Credit.

Students gain clinical experiences under the direct supervision of an ATEP approved preceptor.

AT 171. Clinical Experience in AT III. 1 Credit.

Students gain clinical experiences under the direct supervision of an ATEP approved preceptor.

AT 172. Clinical Experience in AT IV. 1 Credit.

Students gain clinical experiences under the direct supervision of an ATEP approved preceptor.

AT 173. Clinical Experience in AT V. 6-12 Credits.

The senior clinical experience shall consist of supervised fieldwork designed to give students a culminating experience for their professional development. These traditionally consist of both on and off-campus experiences in various settings including high-school, college, orthopedic clinics, and research. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Athletic Training Education Program.

AT 174. Clinical Experience in AT VI. 6-12 Credits.

The senior clinical experience shall consist of supervised fieldwork designed to give students a culminating experience for their professional development. These traditionally consist of both on and off-campus experiences in various settings including high-school, college, orthopedic clinics, and research. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Athletic Training Education Program.

AT 184. Injury Eval & Recognition I. 4 Credits.

Evaluation and recognition of injuries to the head, neck, and lower extremities. Areas covered include injury mechanisms, etiology, pathology, and clinical signs and symptoms. Pre/co-requisites: AT 157 and AT 158.

AT 185. Injury Eval & Recognition II. 4 Credits.

Evaluation and recognition of injuries to the spine and upper extremities. Areas covered include injury mechanisms, etiology, pathology, and clinical signs and symptoms. Pre/co-requisite: AT 184.

AT 187. Rehabilitation Techniques. 3 Credits.

Post-injury and post-operative rehabilitation and conditioning techniques involved in returning an active individual to normal and athletic activity. Pre/co-requisite: AT 157, AT 158, AT 184.

AT 189. Recog & Tx of Med Cond in AT. 3 Credits.

Contemporary general medical issues in the field of Athletic Training. Topics include general medical conditions and disabilities, systemic diseases, pharmacology, and male & female health issues. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Athletic Training Major.

AT 190. Senior Seminar in AT I. 2 Credits.

This seminar serves to promote professional development and demonstration of ATEP proficiency skills through assignments and discussion. This includes creating individualized development plans, resume building, graduate school application/job searching, and preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam for ATs. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Athletic Training Education Program.

AT 191. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 192. Senior Seminar in AT II. 2 Credits.

This seminar serves as a capstone senior course with a primary focus on preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam for ATs. Students also present a case study or debate a current professional topic in preparation for professional matriculation. Prerequisites: AT 159, AT 160, AT 161, AT 162, AT 184, AT 185, AT 187, AT 189, AT 190, RMS 188, RMS 244.

AT 193. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 195. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

Contemporary issues in the field of Athletic Training. Topics include: pharmacology, general medical conditions and disabilities, male & female health issues, and psychology in sport. Prerequisites: Junior standing and Athletic Training major.

AT 197. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 198. Undergraduate Reseach. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 291. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 293. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 295. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

AT 297. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

AT 298. Undergraduate Reseach. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Exercise & Movement Science Courses

EXMS 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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EXMS 096. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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EXMS 150. Intro to Exercise Science. 1 Credit.

This course introduces students to the discipline of exercise science, the responsibilities of the exercise science professional, and varied career paths in the field. Prerequisite: Senior Exercise & Movement Science majors.

EXMS 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 192. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 193. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 195. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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EXMS 196. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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EXMS 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 240. Motor Skill Learning & Control. 3 Credits.

Examines theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Practical application of concepts to instructional and clinical settings emphasized. Prerequisites: ANPS 019 and ANPS 020; Junior standing in Exercise & Movement Science or Physical Education.

EXMS 242. Exercise and Sport Psychology. 3 Credits.

Emphasis on personality and behavioral dynamics of sport, psychological changes associated with exercise, assessment, performance enhancement, motivation, anxiety, group processes, and exercise adoption and maintenance. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.

EXMS 244. Nutrition for Health & Fitness. 3 Credits.

This course will explore how nutrition can influence overall health, disease, fitness and performance. Prerequisite: NFS 043.

EXMS 245. Evaluation & Prescription. 3 Credits.

This course will deliver in-depth applied and clinical functional measurement and evaluation techniques with subsequent exercise prescription for a variety of populations and conditions. Pre/co-requisites: RMS 250, EXMS 254; Senior standing in Exercise & Movement Science.

EXMS 254. Neural Control of Movement. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the neural systems involved in movement, how their functions relate to motor control theories, and changes associated with exercise or physical therapy. Prerequisites: ANPS 019, ANPS 020, EXMS 240; Exercise & Movement Science major.

EXMS 260. Adapted Physical Activity. 3 Credits.

Examines current issues surrounding physical activity programming for individuals with disabilities. Emphasizes instructional strategies and modifications for effectively including individuals with diverse abilities into physical activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing in Exercise & Movement Science or Physical Education.

EXMS 262. Human Perf & Ergogenic Aids. 3 Credits.

Evaluates the role and effectiveness of performance enhancing substances in sports: including supplements, diets, banned substances, prescription and social drugs, and others. Prerequisites: ANPS 019, ANPS 020, EXMS 244.

EXMS 263. Exercise in Chronic Conditions. 3 Credits.

Advanced course in exercise prescription for a variety of unique populations. Recommended modifications and techniques that support fitness testing and and programming for individuals with specific exercise needs will be reviewed. Prerequisites: RMS 250, EXMS 260; minimum Senior standing in Exercise & Movement Science.

EXMS 264. Certified Exerc Physiologist. 3 Credits.

Designed to prepare students for the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist exam and includes a high level review of exercise physiology, risk stratification, and fitness assessments. Prerequisites: RMS 250, EXMS 245; Senior standing.

EXMS 268. Exercise Program Design. 3 Credits.

Students will gain competency prescribing, designing, monitoring, and adapting exercise based on scientific evidence to a wide range of individuals-from healthy to those with co-morbidities. Prerequisites: RMS 250, EXMS 245; Senior standing.

EXMS 270. Senior Seminar. 1 Credit.

This senior seminar bridges the foundational curricular experience with professional practice and/or post-graduate education. Professional seminar topics include but are not limited to: resume development, interviewing techniques, collaborative communication, etc.

EXMS 272. Senior Capstone Experience. 1-6 Credits.

Supervised capstone experience in EXMS. This may include but is not limited to: independent research, teaching assistantships, service learning, and/or clinical internships in the field. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Exercise & Movement Science.

EXMS 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 292. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 293. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXMS 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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EXMS 296. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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EXMS 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Physical Therapy Courses

PT 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

PT 206. Professional Seminar 4. 0 Credits.

Students discuss professional issues and practices encountered in the clinical environment, allowing them to build a framework of knowledge and skills that supports excellent practice. S/U grading only. Pre/co-requisite: Enrollment in DPT program.

PT 215. Movement Science 2. 3 Credits.

Lecture and laboratory experience re theory, concepts, and measurement of normal sensory motor development, motor control, and motor learning across the lifespan. Pre/co-requisites: ANNB 302 , PT 242, and RMS 213. Enrolled as a DPT student.

PT 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-15 Credits.

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Rehabilitation & Movement Sci Courses

RMS 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RMS 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

RMS 157. Prevention & Care Athletic Inj. 3 Credits.

Course focuses on prevention, recognition, and care of injuries incurred by the physically active. Includes topics of anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, environmental concerns, and emergency procedures.

RMS 175. Applied Kinesiology. 3 Credits.

Foundational course examining applied kinesiology of human movement with focus on musculoskeletal anatomy. Prerequisite: First-year Athletic Training major or second-year Exercise and Movement Science major.

RMS 188. D2:Org&Ldrship in AthTrn&Ex Sc. 3 Credits.

Concepts of diversity, equity, and active citizenship in health care management, professional development, leadership, and professional ethics for athletic training and exercise-related professions. Pre/co-requisites: Junior standing; AT and EMS majors only.

RMS 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RMS 192. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RMS 195. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

RMS 197. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RMS 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: RMS 220.

RMS 213. Biomechanics of Human Movement. 3 Credits.

Students learn to apply kinesiology and biomechanical principles and concepts to the analysis of human movement, posture, joint structure and function, and gait. Pre/co-requisites: ANPS 019/ANPS 020, and Undergraduate Physics.

RMS 220. Research Methods I. 3 Credits.

Focuses on critical analysis of research literature. Emphasis on critically reading and interpreting published research regarding applicability to the practice of health care professionals. Pre/co-requisite: Undergraduate Statistics.

RMS 244. Patient Mgmt Therapeutic Modal. 0 or 3 Credits.

Lecture/laboratory experience re theory and application skills for therapeutic modalities including heat, cold, light, water, sound, electricity, massage, traction, pneumatic pressure, and biofeedback. Pre/co-requisite: ANPS 019/ANPS 020.

RMS 250. Exercise Physiology. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the acute and long-term responses to exercise on the metabolic, skeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Prerequisites: ANPS 019, ANPS 020; Athletic Training majors only or Instructor permission.

RMS 252. Exercise Physiology Lab. 1 Credit.

The main objective of this laboratory course is to learn how to measure and evaluate physiological function and structure.

RMS 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RMS 292. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RMS 295. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

RMS 297. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RMS 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: RMS 220.