Examines the institution of sport from a sociological perspective. Provides an opportunity to critically analyze the assumptions surrounding the social significance of sport through a process of reflective thought.
Designed to acquaint the student with the types of research and the methods and materials necessary for scientific inquiry. Includes the development of a research proposal, with emphasis on form and style.
This course covers the theoretical and practical understanding of physiological instrumentation and measurement in Kinesiology. The work includes practical laboratory experiences that are preparatory for graduate level research and other research and clinical career settings.
Open to elementary education and physical education majors. Reviews the essential concepts for successfully teaching grades 1-6; learning, function and duties of consultant.
Online course. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the extant literature relating to trends and issues in sport and recreation management. Emphasis will be placed on approaches to proactively implement the contemporary trends.
Program content and curriculum planning in grades 1-12 and higher education; includes developing curriculum plan applicable to one's need.
Pertinent information concerning legislation, mainstreaming, the physical education IEP, and movement problems of individuals who deviate from the norm. A clinical experience is required.
This course provides students with the opportunity to gain applied, practical experience in a suitable sport management related setting.
Legal Issues in Sport provides an overview of legal issues that frequently arise in the context of sport and physical activity. Emphasis will be placed on how sport managers should respond to specific situations based on the law.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the factors involved in planning, designing, equipping, and managing sport facilities and event logistics.
An overview of the budgeting process, sources of revenue, types of expenditures, issued and innovations in financing for sport management.
Problems and issues in organizing and administering secondary and college athletic programs.
The course covers practical aspects of measurements and evaluation as they relate to the school and college experience. A practical measurement/evaluation project is expected to be completed.
Provides for teaching laboratory, internship, and/or practicum experiences, according to individual needs and goals.
This course examines the various components of sport marketing and consumer culture. Particular emphasis is given to the influence of the media in promoting sporting goods and products.
In-depth study of physical education subject matters (gymnastics, dance, fitness, aquatics, track and field, and sports/games) focusing on content, theoretical frameworks, and educational perspectives. Students enroll in 1-credit-hour workshops according to individual needs and certification requirements.
Designed to be an overview of the human physiological response to exercise.
Explores advanced fitness testing and exercise prescription techniques using practical experiences.
This course is designed to help students improve their ability to teach elementary, secondary, and/or college physical education and understand theory and research as it is applied in each setting.
Designed to provide the opportunity for independent study in a specific area of Kinesiology.
Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in Kinesiology.
This independent research course partially fulfills required master's-level research thesis hours toward the master's degree in Kinesiology. The course is conducted under the guidance of the thesis advisor. Material covered will be of an advanced nature and aimed at providing master's students with an understanding of the latest research and current developments within the field. Discussion and advisor guidance will be directed towards readings of research articles and development of research methodology, with the goal of producing an original research contribution that represents a novel development in the field, or a novel perspective on a pre-existing topic in the field.
An independent readings course for doctoral students.
Experimental and analytical investigations of problems in Kinesiology, arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students.
Critical issues in athletics, curriculum, instruction, evaluation, research, fitness, individual differences, and financial support.
An examination of the development, design, and application of research in physical education/teacher education.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to critical areas of sport management and the theories associated with organizational behavior and theory development.
A thorough analysis of published research on teaching in physical education.
An examination of analytical techniques used to collect and evaluate data related to teacher and student behaviors. Instruction in the development and use of systematic observation instruments is provided.
An examination of methods, applications, and current research related to instructional design.
This course will focus on the detailed physiological processes that occur in the major systems of the human body. The course will cover content related to cell physiology, fluid physiology, skeletal muscle physiology, cardiac physiology and function, nervous system physiology, and circulatory physiology.
This course will focus on the detailed physiological processes that occur in the major systems of the human body. The content of the course will cover acid/base and renal physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, pulmonary physiology and neural regulation, physiology of hematopoiesis and immunology, endocrine physiology, and metabolic regulation.
This course focuses on the biochemical and molecular changes resulting from acute and chronic exercise training. Primary areas emphasized include metabolism, DNA/RNA, and cell signaling mechanisms.
Arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students. Participation and research in schools and agencies.
Designed to acquaint the student with the health benefits of regular physical activity and exercise. The most recent research literature is critically analyzed.
Provides students with an in-depth understanding of the literature on the occupational socialization of physical education teachers.
Provides an opportunity to study in depth the scientific literature related to various exercise physiology topics. May be taken more than once.
Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in kinesiology.
This independent research course partially fulfills required doctoral level research dissertation hours towards the PhD in Kinesiology. The course is conducted under the guidance of the dissertation advisor. Material covered will be of an advanced nature aimed at providing doctoral students with an understanding of the latest research and current developments within the field. Discussion and advisor guidance will be directed towards readings of research articles and development of research methodology, with the aim of producing an original research contribution that represents a novel development in the field, or a novel perspective on a pre-existing topic in the field.