An off-campus Extended Studies experience in Kinesiology.
May Term informationBrian Wright,
183A: Explore the Scientific Conference (off-campus)
This course is designed to lead students through an engaging, interactive professional scientific conference experience. As part of the course students will attend the American College of Sports Medicine's annual conference (ACSM). The ACSM annual conference draws over 10,000 professionals from around the world to present and discuss scientific research (basic and applied) in the areas of Health Science, Kinesiology, and Human Performance. Assignments throughout the course are to 1) expose students to topics that will be presented during the conference, 2) practice critical readings of conference abstracts posted prior to attending the conference, 3) build a detailed, individualized itinerary of presentations and highlighted symposia to attend while at the conference, and 4) create an outline to guide and encourage verbal dialogue with those respective scholars at the conference. Upon completion of conference attendance students will spend time working in small groups to reflect on the overall experience and develop potential questions and/or pathways toward influencing future educational and professional opportunities (at or after time spent at DePauw University). Topics typically discussed at the ACSM national conference include but are not limited to the list displayed below this course description. Students will be able to choose which topics to focus on while attending the conference. Please see the instructor Brian Wright or Matt Beekley in Kinesiology to discuss what other topics might exist in further detail. This class will attend the ACSM conference of 2020 held in San Francisco, California. The class will spend time following the conference at nearby National and/or State parks while reflecting on their experience. Please note, this course will begin (and end) on calendar dates prior to those scheduled on the official May term calendar due to the timing of the ACSM conference schedule. Course typically begins Monday directly following DPU finals week. Biomechanics and neural control of movement Cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory physiology Clinical exercise physiology Environmental and occupational physiology Epidemiology and biostatistics Nutrition, energy balance, and metabolism Psychology, behavior, and neurobiology Exercise is medicine Fitness assessment Competitive training/ performance of athletes Immunology, genetics, and endocrinology Athlete care and clinical medicine Aging and physical inactivity Children and exercise Pregnancy and physical activity Technology, sport and exercise science Case studies and clinical trials.
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