Course – Topics in Human Performance

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Topics in Human Performance

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Dr. Alexandra DeJong Lempke

Students connecting vital tracking devices to an athlete for the Kineseology treadmill study.

Topics in Human Performance

Course Number: KINSTUDY 200
(Kinesiology, Applied Exercise Science)

Time and Location: TBD 
Credit Hours:  *3 units *General elective units – confirm with major/school academic advisor

An introduction to a variety of topics in the science and practice of improving human athletic performance.  These topics include training, recovery, nutrition, analysis, and performance support.

Expert guest speakers with applied experience in each topic area

Previous guest speakers include:

  • University of Virginia (UVA) Men’s Basketball Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Professional Business Owner (NCAA D1 Track and Field Coaching Experience)
  • Performance and Development Scientist at Orlando Magic NBA Team
  • University of Kentucky Director for the Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Program
  • And Others

Note: Due to professional and/or personal obligations the list of presenters may change.


  • Topic 1: Training – Theory
  • Topic 2: Training – Endurance
  • Topic 3: Training – Strength and Power
  • Topic 4: Overtraining
  • Topic 5: Sleep
  • Topic 6: Nutrition
  • Topic 7: Psychology
  • Topic 8: Coaching
  • Topic 9: Equipment
  • Topic 10: Performance Analysis
  • Topic 11: Adaptive Performance
  • Topic 12: Lifespan Changes

Meet the Instructor and Course Designer

Dr. Alexandra DeJong Lempke is a faculty member with the Human Performance and Sport Science Center in the School of Kinesiology. Dr. DeJong Lempke is designing and will be teaching HPSSC’s new courses. Please view the video on the exciting new courses!

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