Graduate Catalog 2008-09
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EXSS: Exercise and Sport Science
5020. Exercise Adherence (3)
P: PSYC 1000; P/C: EXSS 4806; HHP major or minor or consent of instructor. Personal and situational factors which result in adherence to an exercise program. Focus on application of strategies for improving adherence.
5278. Advanced SCUBA Diving (3)
2 lecture and 3 lab hours per week. P: Satisfactory performance on the NAUI Swimming Test; EXSS 2278 or consent of instructor; a notarized statement releasing the instructor and the university from all liability; a satisfactory medical history and medical examination. Variety of safe diving experiences under controlled conditions beyond basic open water diving levels.
5303. Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Developmental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities (3)
2 lecture and 3 field work hours per week. P: EXSS 3545 or 3546; SPED 5101; or consent of instructor. For physical educators, special educators, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others concerned with providing physical activity programs to individuals with developmental, emotional, or learning disabilities. 5305. Motor Development (3) P: EXSS 2800 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Applies motor development theory and techniques to numerous settings. Descriptions of changes in movement patterns and skills and examination of underlying processes which influence these changes.
5800. Physical Activity and Aging (3)
P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor. Role of physical activity and exercise in enhancing quality of life and remediating normal aging deficits and age-related disease. Includes physiological, cognitive, and affective perspectives.
5903. Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Sensory Impairments (3)
2 lecture and 3 field work hours per week. P: BIOL 2130 or equivalent. For physical educators, special educators, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others concerned with providing physical activity programs to individuals with orthopedic, neurologic, and sensory impairments.
5904. Methods in Adaptive Aquatics (2)
1 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: Advanced lifesaving certification. Swimming techniques as adapted for individuals with acute and chronic disabling conditions.
6001. Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3)
Administrative process in physical education and athletics from elementary school through college.
6005. Intramural and Extramural Activities for Schools and Colleges (3)
Philosophy, organization, and administration of intramural and recreational sports and activities.
6101. Technology and Assessment for Physical Education Teacher Education (3)
Technology and assessment strategies to support physical education instruction and assessment in K-12 settings.
6102. History and Philosophy of Sport (3)
History of ideas that have defined sport from ancient times to present. Emphasis on mind/body relationships, types of knowledge, and right behavior.
6104. Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education (3)
Methods of physical education curriculum model delivery that integrate short and long-term planning with creative and effective teaching practices.
6105. Instruction in Physical Education (3)
Pedagogical knowledge and research integrated with motor development and motor learning content for studying effective teaching practices in physical education.
6106. Contemporary Sport (3)
Intensive study of amateur, educational, international, and professional sport in the contemporary world.
6108. Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3)
P/C: EXSS 6104
or permission of instructor
. Teaching behavior analysis related to class management, student activity levels, skill feedback, and verbal and nonverbal interactions through the use of systematic and informal observation techniques.
6109. Clinical Supervision in Physical Education (3)
P/C: EXSS 6104
or permission of instructor
. Application of the clinical supervision model for teacher development in physical education.
6110. Professional Issues in Physical Education Teacher Education (3)
Current issues and trends in contemporary K-12 physical education teacher education.
6115. Physical Activity and Public Health (3)
P: Admission to a graduate degree program in the College of Health and Human Performance, MPH graduate program, or consent of instructor. Examination of physical activity and its role in health status and public health, emphasizing the chronic effects of exercise.
6131. Management and Leadership in Sport (3)
Examines management responsibilities in sport organizations. Topics include organizational effectiveness and organizational behavior theory, personnel management, and facility planning and design.
6132. Legal Aspects of Sport Management (3)
Tort liability, product liability, contract law, antitrust, and administrative and constitutional claims as they apply to sport.
6133. Sport Marketing and Public Relations (3)
Consumer behavior trends and contemporary marketing principles related to sporting events of various competitive levels, public and private sport organizations, and sport equipment and products. Historical overview of sport marketing.
6136. Financial Management in Sport (3)
Financial management, planning, and budgetary components of sports industry.
6200. Biomechanics (3)
2 classroom and 2 lab hours per week. P: Admission to HHP graduate program; EXSS 3850 or equivalent
or consent of instructor
. Basic principles of mechanics as applied to human movement. Introduces measurement of kinematic and kinetic variables inherent in human motion.
6201. Advanced Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science (3)
Applies measurement theory to assessment techniques in exercise and sport science. Measurement research in exercise and sport science, basic statistical analyses, and practical computer applications and methods to assess test validity and reliability.
6202. Motor Learning (3)
In-depth study of theories, concepts, and principles of motor skill acquisition applied to teaching, coaching, and therapeutic settings.
6204. Techniques of Biomechanical Assessment (3)
1 classroom and 6 lab hours per week. P: EXSS
3850 or equivalent
or consent of instructor. Basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques in measurement of biomechanical variables through use of videography, cinematography, force platforms, transducers, and electromyography (EMG).
6205. Clinical Exercise Testing (2)
Theory and skills development in clinical exercise testing.
6206. Clinical Exercise Assessment (1)
P: EXSS 6205. Applied clinical assessment, EKG interpretation, and exercise prescription.
6207. Physiology of Exercise (3)
Individual and group study and experiences. Physiological responses to exercise. Emphasis on effects of physical training and other factors that affect physical performance.
6208. Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3)
P: EXSS 6207. Current topics in cardiopulmonary physiology as related to clinical and basic science aspects of exercise science. Topics include cardiopulmonary anatomy and function, ECG basics and interpretation, cardiovascular pharmacology, metabolic evaluation/ assessment/programming during exercise, and other issues related to clinical exercise science.
6209. Advanced Exercise Prescription (3)
P: EXSS 6208. Applies basic physiological principles in prescription of exercise and administration of training programs for individuals of differing age, health status, and occupational status. Emphasis on design of safe and effective programs of physical activity. Utilizes sound principles of exercise prescription in relation to probable professional and clinical experiences.
6210. Theory and Techniques in Bioenergetics (3)
Lab and lectures. P: Exercise physiology or physiology course; consent of instructor. In-depth description and theoretical constructs of procedures used in bioenergetics research and clinical settings.
6212. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Procedures (3) Formerly EXSS 7212
P: EXSS 6208. Clinical experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and theories and rationale for diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures.
6300. Research Techniques in Exercise and Sport Science (2)
C: EXSS 6301. Preparation to design, conduct and report research. Emphasis on planning research, utilizing research methods, and interpreting data.
6301. Research Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science (1)
C: EXSS 6300. Preparation to develop and write research proposals and reports.
6323. Advanced Middle and High School Instruction in Physical Education (3)
Advanced teaching theories and methodology in secondary school physical education settings that support student learning and assessment.
6401. Assessment of Physical Activity and Fitness (3)
Methods to assess physical activity and fitness, understanding of determinants of physical activity, and relationship of physical activity and fitness to health.
6440. Physical Activity Psychology (3)
P: EXSS 6300, 6301; or consent of instructor. Examines relationship between psychological processes and physical activity and fitness behaviors. Primary focus on influence of social-psychological factors on physical activity participation and impact of physical activity participation on psychological outcomes.
6445. Sport Psychology (3) Same as PSYC 6445
P: Consent of instructor. Seminar. Theories and psychological principles that may influence sport involvement and performance. Emphasis on practical application of psychology in order to improve quality of performance and meaningfulness of participation.
6500, 6501. Independent Study (1-3, 1-3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. Current research topics in exercise and sport science.
6600. Seminar in Physical Activity Instruction (1)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. P: Admission into EXSS graduate program or consent of instructor. Physical activity instruction in various settings and with diverse learners. Special attention to college and university settings. Emphasis on reflective teaching and improvement of instructional design, implementation, and evaluation.
6650. Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science (1)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Reviews recent research in EXSS. Emphasis on areas of adapted physical education, biomechanics, exercise physiology, pedagogy, physical activity promotion, and sport management.
6801, 6802, 6803. Special Topics in Exercise and Sport Science (1,2,3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6. s.h. P: Graduate standing in EXSS. New or advanced topics.
6990, 6991. Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science (1,2)
Students are assigned to an on- or off- campus mentor to gain fieldwork and/or research experience. Emphasis is placed on the application of theory into practice.
6992. Exercise and Sport Science Internship (3,6)
P: Consent of screening committee. On-site visitation and on-the-job training with fitness/health management leaders/directors in industry/health club and other approved agencies.
6994. Culminating Research Project (3)
P: EXSS 6300, 6301; or consent of instructor. Independent research culminating with written report and oral examination.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7002. Nutrition and Exercise (3) (S) Formerly EXSS 5001
P: Consent of instructor. Relationship of basic nutrition principles to sport and physical activity.
7004. Research Ethics for a Complex World (2) Same as GRAD 7004
P: Current enrollment in EXSS master’s or bioenergetics doctoral program. Introductory graduate course. Case studies, readings, policy review, assignments, and discussions with guest faculty examine areas of ethical concern for researchers. Areas include scientific misconduct, conflict of interest, abusive mentoring, improper authorship practices, protection of human participants, animal subjects of research, and others.
7211. Bioenergetics (4) Formerly EXSS 6211
P: Graduate exercise physiology or cell physiology course and consent of instructor. Concise summary of bioenergetics using cellular and subcellular approaches. Focus on metabolic perturbations evident with exercise and disease and interactions between the two.
7220. Muscle Physiology (3)
P: Graduate cell or systems physiology, graduate exercise physiology, or consent of instructor. Physiology of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle at cellular and whole-organ level. Topics include muscle development, detailed anatomy/physiology, structure-function relationships, nerve-muscle interactions, pathophysiology, and muscle plasticity with exercise training, disuse, aging, and damage/regeneration.
7335. Seminar in Bioenergetics (1) Formerly EXSS 6335
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 4 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Critique of current bioenergetics literature.
8310. Pedagogy in Bioenergetics (3)
P: Master’s degree in bioenergetics or related field. Fundamentals in teaching in area of bioenergetics, including instruction in course development, syllabus construction, lecture preparation, examination preparation, and grading. Students involved in teaching lecture and lab for EXSS 3805, Physiology of Exercise.
8330. Introduction to Research (3) Formerly EXSS 6330
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Student assigned to faculty preceptor. Opportunity to learn design of experimental protocols and to collaborate in some aspects of preceptor’s program.
8331, 8332, 8333, 8334, 8335, 8336. Advanced Topics in Bioenergetics (1-6)
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 s.h. P: EXSS 7211 and consent of chair.
9000. Dissertation (3-12)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 27 s.h.
9001. Dissertation Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.
EXSS Banked Courses
5400. Activities in Physical Education for Elementary School (3)
6003. Group Dynamics and Community Leadership (3)
6007. Safety in Physical Education (3)
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