Nov 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Exercise Science and Sport Studies



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Application for admission for graduate study in Exercise Science and Sport Studies Programs is highly competitive. Even though Springfield College has a rolling admission policy for graduate programs, completion of the application process as early as possible is encouraged. All applications must include the following: undergraduate transcripts, GRE scores, three references, and a personal statement relative to professional goals. Any and all other materials required by graduate admissions should be included.

Graduate Program Coordinator for Exercise Science and Sport Studies: 
Dr. Susan Sotir
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Telephone: (413) 748-3177

Athletic Training


Contact Person: 

Dr. Sue Guyer
Department of Exercise Science and Sports Studies 
413-537-8908
mguyer@springfieldcollege.edu

The graduate Athletic Training Program is designed for Board of Certification (BOC) certified (ATC) or certification eligible athletic trainers. The program will allow students to focus on one of three concentrations:
(1) Athletic Training Administration
This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who wish to pursue, or advance a career, as a head or assistant athletic trainer in numerous settings. The concentration is designed to enhance knowledge in areas of managerial and supervisory strategies as well as ethics, public relations, facility design, marketing and legal issues.
(2) Athletic Training Professional Preparation
This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who are interested in athletic training education and student learning. This program was designed to enhance the knowledge of future athletic training program directors, clinical coordinators and approved clinical instructors within an athletic training education program. Areas of study include; pedagogy, curriculum development and clinical education.
(3) Athletic Training Rehabilitation
This concentration is designed for athletic health care professionals who are passionate about athletic reconditioning, rehabilitation and functional return of the physically active person. This program is designed to enhance skills and knowledge in areas of strength and conditioning, advanced therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities and exercise physiology.

The thirty-six semester hour program will provide students with a strong theoretical and research basis in their concentration. All students will be required to complete a fieldwork experience specific to their concentration and professional goals. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any of three courses will be expected to move from the Athletic Training concentration to another program or area of concentration. NOTE: The program is not a BOC certification preparation program.

Undergraduate prerequisites/competencies: Applicants will need to demonstrate course work proficiency in the following areas in addition to BOC certification or eligibility for certification.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with Lab)
  • Chemistry (with Lab)
  • Physics (with Lab)
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Basic and Advanced Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Modalities and Exercise
  • Statistics
  • Computers
  • Skills

The basic program requires a minimum of 36 credits of graduate coursework.

CORE Requirement: (3 credits)


Research requirement: (4-6 credits)


Note:


If choosing the ATRN 692/HPER 626 option, the successful completion of the capstone experience is required.

Concentration options:


Student selects one of three concentration options:

  1. Athletic Training Administration
  2. Athletic Training Professional Preparation
  3. Athletic Training Rehabilitation

Athletic Training Professional Preparation selectives: (9-11 credits)


Additional information:


Candidates in Exercise Science and Sport Studies are eligible for the M.S. or M.Ed. with completion of a thesis.  Students who complete a non-thesis option are eligible for the M.Ed. and must complete a School of HPER poster presentation of their independent study.

Exercise Physiology


Contact person: 
Dr. Vincent J. Paolone 
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Telephone: (413) 748-3600
E-Mail: vpaolone@springfieldcollege.edu

Exercise Physiology is an extension of physiology that focuses on the changes in physiological function which occur as the human organism moves from an inactive state to an active state. In exercise physiology acute responses to a single exercise session as well as chronic adaptations to a series of exercise sessions are studied. The physiological adaptation to exercise stress is investigated with the intention of gaining an understanding of exercise induced improvements and adaptations in physiological function.

The Exercise Physiology Program of Springfield College has a longstanding tradition and prestigious reputation both nationally and internationally.

Facilities available for research in exercise physiology include: a large multipurpose human performance laboratory, a bod pod, a strength laboratory, a biochemistry laboratory which houses state of the art research equipment, as well as metabolic testing equipment. The presentation of student research at regional and/or national scientific meetings along with the publication of research findings is one of the goals of the graduate experience in exercise physiology.

Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any of three courses will be dismissed from the program.

Undergraduate prerequisites/competencies:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology  
  • Statistics

The basic program requires a minimum of 36 credits of graduate coursework.

Additional information:


Candidates in the Exercise Physiology concentration are eligible for the M.S. with completion of a thesis.

Clinical Exercise Physiology


The Clinical Exercise Physiology program (39 credits) is designed for students interested in working in clinical settings such as hospitals and out patient medical settings with an emphasis on disease prevention.  With the increased incidence of chronic medical conditions, such as obesity and renal and cardiovascular disease, the role of the Clinical Exercise Physiologist is becoming important in health care management.

The clinical program at Springfield College has two major objectives:

  1.  To prepare individuals to be competent entry-level clinical exercise physiologists (i.e. practitioners)
  2.  To equip students with the knowledge and skills to further their education either in the medical field or to become clinical researchers.

The Clinical Track is the only program in Massachusetts that is accredited by CAAHEP.

In addition to the required and track coursework, all students must complete a research requirement.  Students will complete either a thesis or independent study.  Students who complete a thesis are eligible for a M.S., or M.Ed. degree.  Students who complete an independent study are eligible for a M.Ed. degree and must complete a School of HPER poster presentation of their independent study.

Students who receive a C+ or lower in any three courses will be dismissed from the program.

Prerequisites/UG competencies:

Clinical Exercise Physiology Track

  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters)
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • ECG
  • Statistics / Measurement
  • CPR/AED

The basic program requires a minimum of 39 credits of graduate coursework.

Core Requirement: (3 credits)


Research Requirements: (4-9 credits)


Independent Study Option: (4 credits)


Thesis Option: (9 credits)


Electives: (0-5 credits)


Electives chosen with advisor approval to meet minimum 39 credit program requirement.

Sport and Exercise Psychology


Contact Person:  
Dr. Mimi Murray
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Telephone: (413) 748-3168
E-Mail: mmurray@springfieldcollege.edu

Sport and Exercise Psychology is designed for students with a scholarly interest in the field and for those who wish to pursue a doctorate. The program focuses on a theoretical understanding of sport and exercise from philosophical, sociological, psychological, and physiological viewpoints. The synergy created in this unique program provides graduates with the tools and knowledge needed to help individuals in sport and exercise settings maximize their performance.

The graduate student pursuing the Master of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology is required to complete courses in advanced exercise physiology, motor learning and control, sport sociology, sport psychometrics, sport and exercise psychology, and applied sport and exercise psychology. The philosophical dimensions of sport are explored within ethical, aesthetic, epistemological, axiological, and metaphysical dimensions. The theoretical aspects of Sport and Exercise Psychology include sport personology (personality, motivation, achievement, and attributions), anxiety/arousal, attentional focus, and social/cultural manifestations of sport (humanism, youth sport, cooperation/cohesion, aggression, and leadership). Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any of three courses will be dismissed from the program.

Undergraduate prerequisites:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Assessment in Movement and Sport
  • Heritage and Values of Movement and Sport
  • Skills and Techniques

The basic program requires a minimum of 36 credits of graduate coursework.

CORE Requirement: (3 credits)


Research requirements: (9 credits)


Selectives: (4 s.h.)


Chosen from an approved list in consultation with program advisor.

Additional information:


Candidates in the Sport and Exercise Psychology track are eligible for an M.S. with the completion of a thesis. 

Strength and Conditioning


Contact Person:  
Dr. Brian Thompson 
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Telephone: (413) 748-3495
E-Mail: bathomps@springfieldcollege.edu

The Strength and Conditioning program prepares students to work with secondary school, collegiate, professional and/or elite athletes developing and implementing exercise programs to support and enhance performance.  Coursework, both theoretical and clinical, is designed to prepare students to become leaders in the field of Strength and Conditioning and Sports Performance.  All students complete fieldwork experience.  Students who receive grades of C+ or lower in any three courses will be dismissed from the program.

Undergraduate prerequisites/competencies:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Statistics
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Selected Skills and Techniques

The basic program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit.

Research requirements: (4-6 credits)


Selectives


Chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor from the following areas:

Additional Information:


Candidates in the Strength and Conditioning track are eligible for an M.S. with the completion of a thesis.  Students completing a non-thesis option are eligible for an M.Ed and must complete a School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation poster presentation of their Independent Study (AEXS 692).

 

Each student must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours.

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