Graduate Course Descriptions

Public Health (PUBH)

4321 Human Sexuality
A program of human sexuality directed at developing an understanding of human relations between the sexes, human anatomy and physiology, and responsibilities of the home and school in the sex education of the school-age child. The study of family health and family systems will also be included.

4327 Dying and Death Education
A program of death education designed to help people to develop constructive attitudes, values, and practices. Dynamics of later life and the aging process with special emphasis on health will also be included.

4331 Intervention Design in Health Education
Prerequisite(s): PUBH 2331 and 3331.
Theories and methods used to design interventions in health education and health promotion. A special emphasis is focused on health behaviors and life-style changes.

4335 Community Organization for Health Education
Prerequisite(s): PUBH 3331.
The course will encompass planned change; community structures; using the community to plan for change; and increasing the organizing itself. Opportunity for application of concepts and principles will be provided.

4355 Human Diseases
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PUBH 3350.

Basic principles of pathophysiology and mechanism of diseases affecting the human body, including basic principles of epidemiology with emphasis on the causation and effects of disease on human populations.

5199 Non-Thesis Degree Completion

5315 Foundations of Health Education
Historical and philosophical foundations of health education focusing on the principles of the discipline and preparation for service as a professional. Consideration of theoretical models and health and health education, professional ethical issues and future directions.

5329 Current Health Issues
Current health issues and directed study to provide appropriate graduate-level experience in health-content areas.

5334 Foundations of Public Health
Foundational concepts, principles, and practices of public health and population health.

5337 Health Concepts in Epidemiology
Descriptive and analytical epidemiological methods in the investigation of diseases of contemporary health interest.

5340 Therapeutics for Allied Health Professionals
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.
A survey of the various therapeutic modalities in the clinical practice of medicine. Designed for students pursuing careers in health education, health/fitness, gerontology, psychology and other allied health fields.

5377 Principles and Philosophy in Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Bases of principles, the evolution of principles and philosophies, and the interpretation and application of principles to program development and conduct.

5378 Administration of Health Education
Proficiency in the development and management of fiscal resources and human resources. Students will also learn how to exercise organizational leadership, how to obtain acceptance and support for health education programs. Students will be exposed to grant management, procedures for requests for proposals, and request for applications.

5379 Research Methods in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(See H P 5379)

5V70 Special Problems in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(See H P 5V70) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.

5V74 Professional Literature Seminar in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(See H P 5V74) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.

5V90 Internship
(See H P 5V90)  6 sem. hrs.

5V94 Practicum in HHPR
(See H P 5V94)  3 sem. hrs.

5V99 Thesis
(See H P 5V99) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.


Human Performance (HP)

4363 Philosophy, Principles, and Administration of Human Performance
Understanding of the fundamental principles and philosophy of human performance as they relate to program development, methodology, organization, and administration. Historical concepts, objectives, and purposes of human performance are also emphasized.

4367 Advanced Athletic Training
Advanced study of athletic training, prevention, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The course is also designed to aid in preparation for state licensing and national certification in athletic training.

4368 Motor Learning and Development
Skill learning and skill performance, covering the gradual development of human physical abilities over the centuries. The states of an individual’s development from childhood to maturity will be studied. Included are factors affecting physical development, the nature of the learning process, and the methods suitable for both the early states of skill learning and the advanced skill levels.

4384 Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement
Advanced instruction in qualitative analysis of human movement, with training in methods of perceiving and measuring errors of movement in a variety of environments (teaching, coaching, and clinical evaluation).

5199 Non-Thesis Degree Completion

5328 Physiology of Exercise I - Neuromuscular Aspects
Neuromuscular physiology, its relationship to exercise, muscle physiology, energy production, and nerve transmission. (Laboratory fee required.)

5330 Physiology of Exercise II - Cardiopulmonary Aspects
Circulatory-respiratory physiology, its relationship to exercise, emphasizing oxygen uptake, stress testing, and exercise prescription. (Laboratory fee required.)

5331 Laboratory Skills in Exercise Physiology
Laboratory experience with tests and measures commonly employed in human performance research laboratories. The selected lab tests are designed not only to reinforce the basic principles learned in the lecture courses but also to teach the basic principles and skills of measurement and evaluation in the field of exercise physiology. Practical experiences include cardiovascular tests, ECG, blood analysis techniques, body composition, electromyography, and respiratory tests. (Laboratory fee required.)

5332 Prevention and Rehabilitation of Leisure-Related Sport Injuries
Nutritional and physiological principles in the prevention of and the rehabilitation of leisure-sport injuries, including cardiac rehabilitation.

5333 Exercise Testing and Prescription
Prerequisite(s): Six semester hours of graduate exercise physiology. Exercise testing and prescription that emphasizes the necessary preparation for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. (Laboratory fee required.)

5335 Sport Pedagogy
Advanced techniques in behavioral coaching with primary emphasis on behavioral analysis and pedagogical research.

5340 Advanced Biochemistry in Exercise Science
An advanced overview of the role of exercise and training on metabolic pathways, energy production/regulation, signaling, muscle excitation-contraction, metabolism, and adaptation focusing on how various biochemical markers can be assessed at rest, during, and following exercise using various biochemical assays and techniques. (Lab fee required.)

5352 Advanced Principles of Exercise and Sport Nutrition
An advanced analysis of the role of nutrition on health and human performance. Topics to be covered include principles of healthful nutrition, energy metabolism and nutrients, regulation of metabolism by vitamins and minerals, weight control, and analysis of the validity of proposed nutritional ergogenic aids. Special emphasis will be placed on an evaluation and interpretation of current literature regarding exercise and sport nutrition.

5354 Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning
An advanced analysis of the physiological responses and adaptations associated with strength training and nutritional interventions. Principles of program design, supervision, and methods of resistance training and assessment are emphasized in laboratory demonstrations. Practical mastery as well as theoretical understanding of program design is required.

5357 Advanced Methods of Exercise Programming for Individuals with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities
An advanced study of the pathophysiology of chronic diseases and disabilities with the concentration in the assessment, design, implementation and administration of multidimensional therapeutic exercise programs. Additional emphasis will be given to interpretation of clinical case data, medical management, and development of appropriate exercise prescriptions.

5370 Sport Psychology
Study and application of psychological principles which influence behavior, enhance skill acquisition, and maximize sport performance of athletes, coaches, and others involved in sport.

5377 Issues and Trends in Human Performance and Sport Management
(Cross-listed as RLS 5377)

Investigation of current issues and trends in the fields of Human Performance and Sport Management and how these issues and trends may impact the future.

5379 Research Methods in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(Cross-listed as PUBH 5379 and RLS 5379)
Developmental theory, investigation and gathering of data, statistical analysis and evaluation, and research reporting as these relate to research in health, human performance, and recreation.

5384 Biomechanics of Human Movement
Prerequisite(s): HP 4384.
Review of current research on the biomechanics of human movement. Practical experience in the methods of biomechanical research. (Laboratory fee required.)

5V70 Special Problems in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(Cross-listed as PUBH 5V70 and RLS 5V70) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.
Opportunities for intensive, in-depth study of areas of health, human performance, or recreation of special professional interest and need to the student. Supervision and support will be given by selected resource persons. May be repeated once.

5V74 Professional Literature Seminar in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(Cross-listed as PUBH 5V74 and RLS 5V74) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.
Supervised readings in health, human performance, and recreation. May be repeated once.

5V75 Seminar in HHPR
(Cross-listed as PUBH 5V75 and RLS 5V75) 1 to 3 sem. hrs.

5V90 Internship
(Cross-listed as RLS 5V90) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.

Full-time experience in an agency, corporation, or hospital for on the job training in a professional field. Minimum requirement – 400 clock hours and consent of advisor.

5V94 Practicum in HHPR
(Cross-listed as RLS 5V94) 1 to
3 sem. hrs.
Part-time experience in an agency, corporation, or hospital for exposure to various
professional areas of employment. May be taken twice. May not be taken if HHPR 5690 is taken. Minimum requirement - 200 clock hours and consent of adviser.

5V99 Thesis
(Cross-listed as PUBH 5V99 and RLS 5V99) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.

Credit received when thesis approved. A total of six hours will be required. Maximum 10 sem. hrs.


Recreation and Leisure Services (RLS)

4301 Outdoor Education
This course will deal with ways to use the out-of-doors to facilitate and enrich learning related to the school curriculum. It will also deal with ways to enjoy, appreciate, and protect our natural environment. Some of the skills involved are the use of nature games, compass and map games, conservation projects, natural crafts, field investigations, trail building and teaching various classroom subjects in an out-of-doors setting.

4390 Independent Study in Recreation
Additional in-depth study in a particular area under the supervision of a faculty member. For majors only.

4395 Principles of Church Recreation
History, philosophy, objectives, and administration of recreation in the church and how it relates to the total ministry of the church. It will include an overview of various areas of church recreation and an investigation of leisure and its value in a church setting.

4396 Leisure Services for Persons with Disabilities
The nature and implications of illness and disabilities upon individuals with consideration of societal attitudes, role of leisure professionals, investigation of laws and legislation, programming opportunities, and resources for service delivery. Lab experience included.

4397 Therapeutic Recreation Programming and Evaluation
Assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation of therapeutic recreation programs and services in clinical and community settings with experiential opportunities.

4398 Intervention Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in RLS 2395 or consent of instructor. Individual and group leisure education, therapeutic interventions, assistive and adaptive facilitation techniques, and documentation applied in clinical and community settings with persons with disabilities.

5301 Leadership and Supervision of Outdoor Adventure Activities
Leadership of outdoor adventure activities in a variety of leisure settings with focus on liability, supervisiion, and management standards. (Laboratory fee required.)

5376 Facility and Event Management
(See H P 5376)

5377 Issues and Trends in Human Performance and Sport Management
(See H P 5377)

5379 Research Methods in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(See H P 5379)

5391 Administrative Practices and Issues in Leisure Services
Awareness of legal, legislative, political, organizational, policy, planning, evaluation, and managing human resources and relationships in leisure service programs considering professional trends and directions.

5392 Leisure Well-Being in Later Life (Cross-listed as SOC 5392)
Focus on how to create leisure opportunities to contribute to well-being of individuals in later years. Students will be involved in developing innovative approaches to leisure experiences for senior adults. Lab experience required.

5396 Administrative Practices and Issues in Recreation Therapy
Prerequisite(s): Foundation of therapeutic recreation or consent of instructor. Financial, personnel, reimbursement, legal, legislative standards of practice and criteria applied during operation of clinical and community programs and services with persons with disabilities.

5V70 Special Problems in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(See H P 5V70) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.

5V74 Professional Literature Seminar in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(See H P 5V74) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.

5V75 Seminar in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
(See HP 5V75) 1 to 3 sem. hrs.

5V90 Internship
(See H P 5V90) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.

5V94 Practicum in HHPR
(See H P 5V94) 1 to 3 sem. hrs.

5V99 Thesis
(See H P 5V99) 1 to 6 sem. hrs.


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