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Michael J. Higgins

Professor
Program Director
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Department of Kinesiology
Office location and address
Memorial Gym 115
210 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2003
M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1991
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1988
B.A., William Penn University, 1986
KINE 3600: Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Credits: 3
A systematic approach to human anatomy with emphasis on the interdependence of structure and function in the skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems. A laboratory experience is included.
KINE 3601: Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab I
Credits: 1
This lab is intended to provide students with hands on experience to learn human anatomy. The lab primarily involves work with human specimen prosections and will cover only gross anatomy of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. .
KINE 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study for undergraduates working in cooperation with a faculty member.
KINE 5710: Anatomy and Functional Kinesiology
Credits: 3
A cadaver anatomy course focusing on the extremities. Emphasis will be placed on the link between anatomical structure, athletic injuries and clinical practice including joint range of motion, manual muscle testing, neurological screens. This class is a guided dissection experience. Prerequisite: MS Athletic Training (ATHTRN-MS)
KINE 5720: Assessment and Intervention I
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the athletic training student with a foundation to learn a systematic evidenced based approach to evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injuries, exercise program development, techniques, indications, contraindications of exercise, exercise progression. The student will understand the fundamentals of determining injury severity, proper management and the ability to make an appropriate referral. Prerequisite: MS Athletic Training (ATHTRN-MS) and KINE 5700 and KINE 5710
KINE 5750: Assessment and Intervention of Concussion, Head and Cervical Spine
Credits: 4
A foundation to learn a systematic evidenced based approach to evaluation and treatment of Head, and Spinal injuries, exercise program development, techniques, indications, contraindications of exercise, exercise progression and analysis and application of modalities in treatment and rehabilitation of spine and head injury.
KINE 5760: Princples of Strength and Conditioning
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of strength and conditioning throughout the life span. Emphasis is placed on the exercise sciences including: anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise technique, program design, and testing and evaluation.
KINE 5775: Clinical Immersive I
Credits: 4
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Designed to expose the student to theories, concepts and challenges through completion of a six-week clinical education experience at an approved affiliate clinical site.
KINE 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study for master's level students working in cooperation with a faculty member.
KINE 6730: Human Performance in Sports Medicine
Credits: 3
This is an advanced athletic training course designed to enhance the athletic trainer's comprehensive understanding of regional pathophysiology of musculoskeletal sports injuries, surgical interventions, rehabilitation, and return to sports. Attention will focus on the treatment of musculoskeletal sports injuries with a concentration of surgical and conservative interventions.
KINE 8620: Orthopedic Bases of Sports Medicine
Credits: 3
Presents a comprehensive review of regional pathophysiology of sports injury and rehabilitation. Focus on treatment of injuries with a surgical and medical management perspective. Rehabilitation for both operative and non-operative conditions are discussed in a problem-solving format. Prerequisite: KINE 7610 or instructor permission.
KINE 8998: Master's Research Internship
Credits: 1–12
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines.
KINE 8999: Master's Thesis
Credits: 1–6
Designed to give masters students who are completing a master's thesis.