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J. Adam Korak

Assistant Professor
Office
ARC 203D
Phone
(651) 962-5939
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5939
Mail
4004

J. Adam Korak joined the Health & Human Performance department as an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science in the Fall of 2017.  He graduated with a Ph.D. in Human Performance with a specialization in Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to this, Adam successfully completed his Master’s degree from the University of North Alabama and his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. Adam is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Adam’s research interests include comparisons of muscle activation patterns via electromyography and volume during traditional and alternative resistance exercises. However, his research experience ranges from maximal oxygen consumption, lactate analyzation, creatine on power output, dehydration effects, electromyography, and recovery from resistance training. Adam strives to integrate findings from current research studies into the classroom setting for more hands on instruction. When Adam is not working he loves to lift weights, play drums, hike, attend sporting events, and explore the outdoors.

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 426 - 01 Biomechanics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

41362 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John A. Korak

This course is designed to build on the basic understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems as they relate to human movement and examine the mechanics of movement in exercise and sport. Techniques for observing movement, data collection and analyzing sport performance and movement will be emphasized. Research techniques will be introduced and students will participate in designing and conducting a Biomechanics research project. Two hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EXSC 326

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 426 - 51 Biomechanics Lab M - - - - - - 1215 - 1415 ARC 204

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1415

Location:

ARC 204

Course Registration Number:

41364 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John A. Korak

This course is designed to build on the basic understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems as they relate to human movement and examine the mechanics of movement in exercise and sport. Techniques for observing movement, data collection and analyzing sport performance and movement will be emphasized. Research techniques will be introduced and students will participate in designing and conducting a Biomechanics research project. Two hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EXSC 326

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 426 - 52 Biomechanics Lab - - W - - - - 1215 - 1415 ARC 204

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1415

Location:

ARC 204

Course Registration Number:

41363 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John A. Korak

This course is designed to build on the basic understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems as they relate to human movement and examine the mechanics of movement in exercise and sport. Techniques for observing movement, data collection and analyzing sport performance and movement will be emphasized. Research techniques will be introduced and students will participate in designing and conducting a Biomechanics research project. Two hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EXSC 326

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 426 - 53 Biomechanics M - - - - - - 1525 - 1725 ARC 204

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1725

Location:

ARC 204

Course Registration Number:

43356 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John A. Korak

This course is designed to build on the basic understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems as they relate to human movement and examine the mechanics of movement in exercise and sport. Techniques for observing movement, data collection and analyzing sport performance and movement will be emphasized. Research techniques will be introduced and students will participate in designing and conducting a Biomechanics research project. Two hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EXSC 326

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 449 - D02 Research Methods in Exerc Scie M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 ARC 204

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

ARC 204

Course Registration Number:

41367 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John A. Korak

This course is designed to teach research methodology specific to the field of Exercise Science. Students are required to engage in hands-on research focused on an area of interest in the field of Exercise Science. Students will learn research skills, through locating primary literature sources, formulating a research question, conducting an original research study, and presenting it in several formats. (Formerly PHED 449) Prerequisite: EXSC 426 (formerly PHED 426) and EXSC 432 (formerly PHED 432)

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