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Brett D. Bruininks

Assistant Professor
Office
ARC 203B
Phone
(651) 962-5958
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5958
Mail
4004

Dr. Brett D. Bruininks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame (1996) and a Masters and Doctoral Degree in Kinesiology (2005, 2009) from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Bruininks spent two years at Minnesota State University-Mankato in the Department of Athletics and four years as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Human Performance at Concordia College (Moorhead, MN).

Dr. Bruininks’s is the co-author of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2; Pearson Publishing) and the Bruininks Motor Ability Test (BMAT; Pearson Publishing). He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on using standardized tests to assess motor function in children and adults. His current research interests primarily focus on external loading mechanics and their effects on musculoskeletal health and development in children and young adults. 

Degree: Ph.D. In Kinesiology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2009).

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EXSC 450 - 06 Ex Sci/Hlth Prom Internship - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30461 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks, John A. Korak, Lesley M. Scibora, Paul F. Mellick, Starr K. Sage

This course meets the internship requirement for majors in the Exercise Science program. The required 100 observational hours fulfills a requirement for application to graduate clinical programs (e.g. physical therapy, chiropractic school, physician assistant school) for Exercise Science majors. S-R grading option only. Prerequisite: EXSC 426, EXSC 432, and permission of the instructor. First Aid/CPR/AED Certification required (must provide proof of certification).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EXSC 214 - 01 Human Physiology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 111

Course Registration Number:

41357 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks

This is a course designed to provide students with an understanding of the regulation and function of the human body and physiological integration for the maintenance of homeostasis. Areas of study include muscular, neural, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems. This course is a three-hour lecture course with a two-hour lab section. Two laboratory hours per week. (Formerly PHED 214)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 214 - 51 Hum. Physiology Lab M - - - - - - 0935 - 1135 ARC 202

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1135

Location:

ARC 202

Course Registration Number:

41358 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks

This is a course designed to provide students with an understanding of the regulation and function of the human body and physiological integration for the maintenance of homeostasis. Areas of study include muscular, neural, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems. This course is a three-hour lecture course with a two-hour lab section. Two laboratory hours per week. (Formerly PHED 214)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 214 - 52 Hum. Physiology Lab - - W - - - - 0935 - 1135 ARC 202

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1135

Location:

ARC 202

Course Registration Number:

41359 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks

This is a course designed to provide students with an understanding of the regulation and function of the human body and physiological integration for the maintenance of homeostasis. Areas of study include muscular, neural, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems. This course is a three-hour lecture course with a two-hour lab section. Two laboratory hours per week. (Formerly PHED 214)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 332 - 01 Exercise Physiology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 106

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

41350 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks

This course is designed to provide an introduction to physiological responses experienced when training for, and participating in, sport and physical activity. Basic exercise physiology topics will be covered including the principles of exercise as well as adaptations to exercise for the purpose of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and/or endurance. Training for sport, detraining and ergogenic aids, cardiovascular disease, and obesity will also be studied. Laboratory experiences will be done within the scheduled class time. (Formerly PHED 332) Prerequisite: PHED 208 or EXSC 214 (Formerly PHED 214)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 450 - 01 Ex Sci/Hlth Prom Internship - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42192 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks, John A. Korak, Lesley M. Scibora, Starr K. Sage, Timothy P. Mead

This course meets the internship requirement for majors in the Exercise Science program. The required 100 observational hours fulfills a requirement for application to graduate clinical programs (e.g. physical therapy, chiropractic school, physician assistant school) for Exercise Science majors. S-R grading option only. Prerequisite: EXSC 426, EXSC 432, and permission of the instructor. First Aid/CPR/AED Certification required (must provide proof of certification).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location