Courses

Students admitted to the Graduate Program in Human Performance will be required to select one of two areas of study. These areas include Human Performance with an emphasis in Applied Sport Science and Human Performance with an emphasis in Strength & Conditioning. Specific requirements for each of these areas are listed below.

The courses listed on this page may be updated or revised at any time and without prior notice. Neither this list nor the ones found in the Graduate Catalog establish a contractual relationship. Contact the Human Performance program director for additional information.
Course descriptions for all of the classes listed below are available in the UW-L Graduate Catalog.

Strength and Conditioning Emphasis
Thesis or Non-Thesis Option

Category A - Research
Thesis Option (12 Cr)

  • EFN 730 Introduction to Research (3)
  • EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data (3)
  • ESS 799 Research: Master's Thesis (6)

Non-Thesis Option (6 Cr)

  • EFN 730 Introduction to Research (3)
  • EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data (3)

Category B - Core Requirements (18 Cr)

  • ESS 747 Advanced Principles in Athletic Enhancement (3)
  • ESS 750 Mechanics & Analysis of Movement (3)
  • ESS 768 Psychomotor Bases of Skilled Performance (3)
  • ESS 769 Application of Muscle Physiology to Strength/Power Training (3)
  • ESS 770 Physiology of Activity (3)
  • ESS 789 Internship: Human Performance (3)

Category C – Electives* (Thesis Option 2 Cr, Non-Thesis Option 8 Cr) Minimum

  • ESS 545 Planning Facilities in Physical Activity and Sport (3)
  • ESS 560 Clinical Forum-Appropriate Topics (2-3, max of 6)
  • ESS 749 Psychological Aspects of Sport (3)
  • ESS 794 Readings in Sport Psychology (1-3)
  • ESS 795 Independent Study (1-3, max of 6)
  • ESS 797 Readings in Exercise Physiology (1-3)
  • ESS 798 Readings in Motor Learning (1-3)
  • Other graduate courses may be selected with the consent of the program director.

Applied Sport Science

Thesis or Non-Thesis Option Students choosing the non-thesis option must successfully complete an alternate capstone experience. This may include a written comprehensive examination, an internship, or some other experience mutually agreed on by the student and the program director.

Category A - Research
Thesis Option (12 Cr)

  • EFN 730 Introduction to Research (3)
  • EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data (3)
  • ESS 799 Research: Master's Thesis (6)

Non-Thesis Option (6 Cr)

  • EFN 730 Introduction to Research (3)
  • EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data (3)

Category B - Core Requirements (11-12 Cr)

  • ESS 750 Mechanics & Analysis of Movement (3)
  • ESS 768 Psychomotor Bases of Skilled Performance (3)
  • ESS 770 Physiology of Activity (3)
    One of following:
  • ESS 761 Lab Techniques - Biomechanics (2)
  • ESS 762 Lab Techniques - Exercise Physiology (3)
  • ESS 763 Lab Techniques - Motor Learning (2)

Category C - Electives* (Thesis Option 8-9 Cr, Non-Thesis Option 14-15 Cr)

  • ESS 545 Planning Facilities in Physical Activity and Sport (3)
  • ESS 560 Clinical Forum-Appropriate Topics (2-3, max of 6)
  • ESS 742 Perceptual Motor Development of Children (3)
  • ESS 747 Advanced Principles of Athletic Enhancement (3)
  • ESS 749 Psychological Aspects of Sport (3)
  • ESS 769 Application of Muscle Phys. to Strength/Power Training (3)
  • ESS 784 Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology (3)
  • ESS 789 Internship: Human Performance (3)
  • ESS 794 Readings in Sports Psychology (1-3) **
  • ESS 795 Independent Study (1-3, max of 6)
  • ESS 796 Readings in Biomechanics (1-3) **
  • ESS 797 Readings in Exercise Physiology (1-3) **
  • ESS 798 Readings in Motor Learning (1-3) **
  • BIO 718 Advanced Human Physiology I (4)
  • BIO 719 Advanced Human Physiology II (4)
  • BIO 524 Endocrinology (3)
  • BIO 535 Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIO 565 Principles of Neurophysiology (3)

* Other courses may be selected with the consent of the program director.
** Total combined credits for all readings classes may be no greater than three.