KINE Graduate Courses

EXSS 5020 - Exercise Adherence (3) A study of the personnel and situational factors which result in adherence to an exercise program. Focus will be on the application of strategies for improving adherence.

EXSS 5278 - Advanced SCUBA Diving (3) A variety of safe diving experiences under controlled conditions beyond the basic open water diving levels. EXSS 5303 - Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Developmental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities (3) Designed for physical educators, special educators, therapeutic recreation specialists and others concerned with providing physical activity programs to individuals with developmental, emotional, or learning impairments.

EXSS 5305 - Motor Development (3) Provides knowledge of motor development and techniques for application of this knowledge to numerous settings. Includes descriptions of changes in movement patterns and skills and examination of underlying processes which influence these changes.

EXSS 5800 - Physical Activities for the Aged (3) An overview of the contributions of physical activities in meeting the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor needs of the aged and the role of physical activity in enhancing the quality of life.

EXSS 5903 - Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Sensory Impairments (3) Designed for physical educators, special educators, therapeutic recreation specialists and others concerned with providing physical activity programs for individuals with orthopedic, neurologic, and sensory impairments.

EXSS 5904 - Methods in Adaptive Aquatics (2) Study of therapeutic swimming activities for individuals with disabilities.

EXSS 6001 - Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3) A study of the administrative process in physical education and athletics from elementary school through college.

EXSS 6003 - Group Dynamics and Community Leadership (3)

EXSS 6005 - Intramural and Extramural Activities for Schools and Colleges (3) A study of the philosophy, organization, and administration of intramural and recreational sports and activities.

EXSS 6007 - Safety in Physical Education (3)

EXSS 6102 - History and Philosophy of Physical Education History of ideas that have defined physical education from ancient times to the present, emphasizing mind/body relationships, types of knowledge, and right behavior.

EXSS 6104 - Curriculum in Physical Education (3) The present state of physical education is studies with regard to student needs and future trends in curriculum development.

EXSS 6105 - Instruction in Physical Education (3) Pedagogical knowledge and research are integrated with motor development and motor learning content for studying effective teaching practices in physical education.

EXSS 6106 - Current Issues and Problems in Health and Physical Education (3) An intensive study of basic issues and the related literature in the fields of health and physical education.

EXSS 6108 - Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3) Examines observational techniques used for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating teaching behaviors and varied methodologies currently applied in the analysis of teacher effectiveness.

EXSS 6109 - Developmental Supervision in Physical Education (3) Examines the role of mentoring and reflective teaching necessary for supervising preservice and inservice physical education teachers.

EXSS 6200 - Biomechanics (3) The study of basic principles of mechanics as applied to human principles of movement, including an introduction to the measurement of kinematic and kinetic variables inherent in human motion.

EXSS 6201 - Advanced Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science (3) A review of current tests in physical education, with emphasis on administration and statistical techniques used in test construction and data analysis.

EXSS 6202 - Motor Learning (3) Designed to provide an in?depth study of the theories, concepts, and basic principles related to motor skill learning.

EXSS 6204 - Techniques of Biomechanical Assessment (3) The study of basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques used in the measurement of biomechanical variables. Students will learn to measure both kinematic and kinetic variables through the use of videography, cinematography, force platforms, transducers, and electromyography (EMG).

EXSS 6207 - Physiology of Exercise (3) Individual and group study and experiences concerning physiological responses to exercise, including emphasis on the effects of physical training and other factors that affect physical performance.

EXSS 6208 - Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3) Course content is directed toward current topics in cardiopulmonary physiology as it relates to the 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.

EXSS 6209 - Advanced Exercise Prescription (3) The application of basic physiological principles in the prescription of exercise and administration of training programs for individuals of differing age, health status, and occupational; status. Emphasis on the design of effective programs of physical; activity utilizing sound principles of exercise prescription in treatment to probable professional and clinical experiences.

EXSS 6210 - Theory and Techniques in Bioenergetics (3) Laboratory experiences and lectures will be used to provide an in-depth description and the theoretical constructs of procedures used in bioenergetics research and clinical settings.

EXSS 6211 Bioenergetics (4) Concise summary of bioenergetics using cellular and subcellular approaches. Focus will be upon metabolic perturbations evident with exercise and disease and the interactions between the two.

EXSS 6300 - Research Techniques in Exercise and Sport Science (3) Prepares graduate students to design, conduct, and report research. Emphasis is placed upon planning research, utilizing research methods, and interpreting results.

EXSS 6301 - Research Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science (3) Prepares graduates students to develop and write research proposals and reports in physical education.

EXSS 6335 Introduction to Research (1) Student critiques of current literature in bioenergetics. Course may be repeated; a maximum of 2 s.h. are applicable toward graduation.

EXSS 6445 - Sport Psychology (3) A seminar in various theories and psychological principles that may influence sport involvement and performance. Emphasis on the practical application of psychology in order to improve the quality of performance and the meaningfulness of participation.

EXSS 6500 - Independent Study (1-3) May be taken more than once for a total of not more than 6 semester hours.

EXSS 6501 - Independent Study (1-3) May be taken more than once for a total of not more than 6 semester hours.

EXSS 6990 - Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science (1) Visitations and on?the?job training with administrators in physical education and athletics, and agencies, institutions, and schools with exceptional children and adults and other populations in grades kindergarten through college.

EXSS 6991 - Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science (2) Visitations and on-the-job training with administrators in physical education and athletics, and agencies, institutions, and schools with exceptional children and adults and other populations in grades kindergarten through college.

EXSS 6992 - Exercise Physiology Internship (3) On-site visitation and on-the-job training with fitness/health management leaders/directors in industry/health club and other approved agencies.

EXSS 6994 - Culminating Research Project (3) Designed to provide the student with an opportunity to conduct independent research culminating with a written report and oral examination.

EXSS 7000 - Thesis Seminar (3) EXSS 9000 - Dissertation Research in Bioenergetics (3)

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