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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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This course is an introduction to methods of inquiry in education policy and leadership studies. It is designed to help doctoral students explore possible research interests, formulate research questions, and to review a rich variety of approaches to inquiry in the field of education. Specific topics include: interview- and observation-driven studies, ethnography, feminist and narrative methods, legal and historical methods, questionnaire-driven studies, quantitative evaluation studies, and studies using administrative and large national data sources. LEC
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An analysis of patterns of influence, organizations, and governmental agencies which impact education at the community, state and national levels. Particular emphasis is placed on analysis of policy development process and the relationship of policy to administration. Recommended to students in educational administration and higher education. LEC
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A study of the principles and techniques necessary for coordinating, monitoring, and improving the educational programs of elementary and secondary schools. LEC
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The objective of this course is to understand the financial systems and mechanisms used by states in the funding of elementary and secondary education in the United States. In simple language, we will be concerned with five basic issues: (1) Where the money comes from; (2) How it is redistributed; (3) How it is spent; (4) The relative effectiveness of spending decisions including selected international comparisons; and (5) How the previous four financial activities participate in a common financial ecology. The course provides an overview of theory and concepts central to the understanding of school finance with an emphasis on policy issues. It also examines the mechanics of school finance funding in light of state policies. LEC
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An in-depth study of theory and research in personnel administration. The focus will be on current literature dealing with empirical assessments of personnel theory and techniques. Specific concepts to be considered include the following: educator characteristics, job analysis and design, personnel recruitment, selection and evaluation techniques, staffing and development, and labor relations. Prerequisite: ELPS 753 or its equivalent. LEC
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This class is an overview of basic and advanced sociological and political theories of organization, with specific application to issues and problems in K-12 education. It is designed for graduate students and practicing educational leaders and administrators who intend to utilize research on organizations in their studies of the governance of schools, the sociology and politics of education, and education policy. The topics covered include the origins and nature of modern bureaucracy, formal structure and function, organizational control, transaction cost economics, population ecology, resource dependence, the new institutionalism, organizational effectiveness and legitimacy, organizational culture, power and politics, and change. LEC
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This course emphasizes skills for effective and efficient business and financial management of school districts in a Kansas or Missouri context. Basic topics include: Short range and long range financial planning, analysis of financial statements, budget preparation, fund accounting and financial reporting, contracting of services including transportation and food services, staff salaries and benefits and insurance. The course also includes a number of strategic methods for institutional planning including: Cost Benefit Analysis, Cost Effectiveness Analysis, and enrollment, revenue and expenditure forecasting techniques. Prerequisite: ELPS 952. LEC
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The focus of the course is the role of the public school district superintendent. Organized study will include assigned readings, lectures, guest speakers, discussion, and the completion of a study project. The course will include consideration of such topics as boardsmanship, community relations, district leadership, professional accountability, district maintenance and operations, professional employment and relationships with other agencies. The course is designed to serve the needs of those graduate students pursuing advanced study with the intention of completing requirements for district certification. Some students will also find the field appealing as an area for dissertation research. Prerequisite: Doctoral status in education administration or permission of instructor. LEC
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Course focuses on use of legal and moral reasoning in analysis of educational policy issues. Specific topics will vary depending on interests of instructor and students and current controversy. Examples of possible topics to be included: school desegregation, teacher collective bargaining, separation of church and school, equal educational opportunity. Prerequisite: ELPS 752, equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An examination of the origin, nature, and consequences of educational reform in the United States. The primary goal is to attain a balanced evaluation of current educational reform. LEC
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To aid administrators and prospective administrators responsible for organizing and administering programs of education for exceptional children, state and federal guidelines and regulations, legal aspects and financing of special education, planning a program, administering special services. (Same as SPED 971.) Prerequisite: Nine hours of Education including educational psychology and SPED 725. LEC
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A survey of the theoretical and empirical literature in educational administration and the methods used to investigate these content areas. Major emphasis is devoted to developing research skills applicable in practice and to the identification of possible generic topics suitable for future dissertation work. LEC
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A factual, descriptive, and analytical study of national systems of formal education, or schooling, as exemplified in contemporary educational establishments. Organizational and administrative policies and teaching practices, with emphasis on Germany, France, England, U.S.S.R., People's Republic of China and Japan. Other nations may be examined on an individual project basis. The difference between ELPS 971 and ELPS 772 is the philosophical emphasis of the latter. LEC
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Designed to meet the needs of students majoring in Latin American studies or interested in the area. Development of an awareness of the concept of cross-cultural confluence with Latin America as it relates to education. Survey of the main problems confronted by Latin American educational systems and examination of the difficulties experienced by North American educators when confronted with such problems. LEC
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This is an interdisciplinary course designed to provide an opportunity to read, reflect upon, and discuss ideas drawn from the emerging field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in connection with education. STS scholars study the social, cultural, and institutional context of science and technology using perspectives and methods derived from the social sciences and the humanities. The focus of this course is on the interrelationships between technology, society, and education (defined broadly to include non-school and adult learning settings). There currently is no course addressing these issues in the program (or the School of Education). A key issue to be explored concerns the question of how knowledge, expertise, and authority are constructed within and across social and cultural groups, with particular attention to social and economic inequality. Another issue for investigation concerns the relationship between emerging technologies and the nature of "the self" in society. The class will be conducted as a doctoral level seminar, primarily serving students from the Educational Technology, Foundations and Policy Studies concentrations. Prerequisite: Admission to ELPS doctoral program, or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed for advanced doctoral students in higher education, particularly those who will be preparing unit budgets or budget presentations and those who make and implement fiscal policy (e.g., financial aid offers). The course material covers different types of college and university budgeting -- incremental, zero-based and formula -- and their impact on university revenues; statewide coordination and its impact on programs, program duplication and funding; retrenchment and quality issues; the legislative role in budget preparation; unified and comparative management systems (e.g., WICHE and NCHEMS); and the impact of federal contracting and student aid policies. LEC
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An overview of the developing law of higher education, with emphasis on and analysis of employer-employee relationships, student-faculty/administration relationships, and the impact of federal and state regulation on these relationships. LEC
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This course considers the role and circumstances of faculty in higher education including variations among different types of institutions. Topics include the history and demographics of the professoriate, the academic work environment and labor market, the role of faculty in institutional governance and policy making, and the social and political context of academia. LEC
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A study of contemporary post-secondary curriculum with particular emphasis on the nature of curriculum, the organization and structure of academic programs, the nature of change in academic communities and exemplary innovative institutions. LEC
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A study of the development, issues, and programs for the preparation of teachers. Open to all regular graduate students. LEC
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Nature, objectives, and basic procedures of evaluation as applied to the various aspects of higher education. Open to all regular graduate students. LEC
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A theory-based course aimed at providing an understanding of the governance and administration of academic institutions -- particularly universities. Emphasis is directed toward an analysis of decision-making in these complex organizations. LEC
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Supervised and directed experiences to enhance the necessary leadership skills of a building/district leaders. Activities will include building/district level resource assessment, data analysis, professional development of teachers/principals (and district level professionals), and cooperative planning with teachers and administrators around responsibilities of curriculum, instruction, resource management and student achievement. Prerequisite: Completion (at the University of Kansas) of all certification program (MS/EdD) requirements for the Building/District Leadership Licenses. FLD
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A special course of study to meet current needs of education professionals -- primarily for post-master's level students. LEC
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Supervised and directed experiences in selected educational settings. The adviser will schedule regular observations of the field experience and conferences with the student. Written summaries and evaluations of the field experience will be prepared independently by the student, a representative of the cooperating agencies, and the adviser. Open only to advanced students. Field experience credit in any one semester may not exceed five hours, and total credit may not exceed eight hours. FLD
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To meet the college teaching experience requirement for doctoral programs, a student shall engage in a semester-long, planned, instructional activity that shall include college classroom teaching under supervision. Planning shall be done with the adviser and/or the member of the faculty who will supervise the experience. The activity shall be done under the supervision of a member of the University of Kansas faculty or by an individual or individuals designated by the candidate's committee. FLD
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Prerequisite: Prior graduate course work in the area of study and consent of instructor. RSH
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(An accurate description of the activity or activities will be given in the Timetable.) Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. ACT
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(An accurate description of the activity or activities will be given in the Timetable.) ACT
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(An accurate description of the activity or activities will be given in the Timetable.) ACT
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(An accurate description of the activity or activities will be given in the Timetable.) ACT
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This course will examine theories, practices, methods and techniques used to coach youth sports. Emphasis will be upon training, conditioning, sports psychology, nutrition, organization and management as prescribed by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches' Education Program. Students will have opportunity to receive coaching certification. Prerequisite: Open to physical education majors, or by consent of instructor. Students must pass the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches' Education Program (NFICEP) examination before exiting the course. LEC
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This course will deal with Soccer, Touch Football, Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball. Practice in construction of lesson plans and unit plans, skill performance and peer teaching practicum are emphasized in each of the areas of team sports. Class meets three days per week with one hour being a laboratory session. Prerequisite: Basic fitness and knowledge of the activities. Open to HSES majors and minors, or by consent of instructor. LEC
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Instruction and analysis in individual sports such as track and field, bowling or archery, and dual sports such as tennis, badminton or handball. Development of sport skills and rule knowledge are emphasized. Prerequisite: Basic fitness and knowledge of the activities. Prerequisite: Open to pre-HSES and HSES majors, or by consent of instructor. LEC
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Instruction and analysis in the eleven gymnastics events for men and women. Skill performance, spotting and teaching techniques, lesson and unit plan construction, and teaching practicum constitute the basic focus of this course. Class meets three days per week with one hour being a laboratory session. Prerequisite: Basic fitness and gymnastics/tumbling experience. Open to HSES majors and minors, or by consent of instructor. LEC
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Study of the skills to be included in the instruction of the indicated activities and the analysis of skill performance involved. Presentation of instructional techniques and practice in construction of lesson and unit plans are included for each activity. Open to majors in physical education only. The activities included in the major program are as follows: (a) Swimming (b) Folk and Square Dance (c) Modern Dance and Women's Gymnastics (d) Weight-Training and Men's Gymnastics (e) Soccer-Speedball, Volleyball, Wrestling (f) Field Hockey, Soccer-Speedball, Volleyball (g) Golf, Tennis, Badminton, Archery (h) Basketball, Softball, Flag Football, Team Handball (i) Track and Field, Handball-Paddleball, Fencing. Prerequisite: Basic fitness and basic skill in the course activities shown through competency tests and/or credit in basic skill courses in the appropriate activity. LAB
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This course will introduce the student to a variety of physical education activities that are appropriate for children in grades K-6. Age appropriate activities demonstrated in this course include: individual and group games, self testing games, stunts and tumbling experiences, physical fitness, modified sports, and movement exploration. Class participation will be expected for all students. Prerequisite: Open to pre-HPE and HPE majors. LEC
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The course involves American Red Cross certification in lifeguarding which includes rescue techniques and safety procedures. It also includes first aid and CPR certifications. Each student will be asked to identify common hazards associated with various types of aquatic facilities and develop skills necessary to recognize a person in a distress or drowning situation and to effectively rescue that person. This course will help each student to understand the lifeguard/employer and lifeguard/patron relationship as well as provide explanations, demonstrations, practice and review of the rescue skills essential for lifeguards. Prerequisite: HSES 112 Advanced Skill Instruction in Swimming or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of the rules and techniques of officiating. Students will officiate during laboratory sessions. The activities offered in officiating are: basketball, football, gymnastics, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. Prerequisite: Basic competency in the sport to be officiated, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety courses. Through practice teaching sessions, students will plan and organize skill development utilizing the various educational methods and approaches applicable to swimming and water safety instruction. Students will also learn the correct swimming styles taught by the Red Cross. Prerequisite: HSES 112 Advanced Skill Instruction in Swimming or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed as a lecture/laboratory course, meeting for one hour three days per week. Each instructor candidate (student) will have an opportunity for skill development necessary to instruct American Red Cross Lifeguard Training courses. Through practice teaching sessions, emphasis will be placed on enforcing safety precautions, identifying errors, providing effective instruction, and skills correction. After successful completion of this course, the student will be certified to instruct the following American Red Cross Aquatic courses: (1) lifeguard training, (2) waterfront lifeguarding, (3) CPR for professional rescue, and (4) community first aid. Prerequisite: HSES 218 or lifeguard training. LEC
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A description of the activities offered will be provided in the Timetable. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. FLD
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A complete study of the theoretical aspects of the fundamentals of football. Study of defensive and offensive tactics for each position. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. LEC
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The history and development of modern physical education and the scientific foundations and principles underlying school and college physical education. LEC
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This course is designed to teach emergency treatment of injuries, wounds, hemorrhage, burns, and poisoning. Emphasis is placed on the techniques of rescue breathing, CPR, and emergency bandaging. American Red Cross certification is included. LEC
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The introductory study of the prevention, immediate care, and treatment of athletic related injuries and illnesses. This course is designed for Athletic Training majors to cover the basic competencies of injury/illness recognition as well as discuss the various strategies for the prevention, evaluation, and care of injuries to the physically active. Prerequisite: Instructor consent and concurrent enrollment in HSES 251. LEC
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This course is designed to introduce the practical skills and psychomotor clinical competencies of the beginning student-athletic trainer. Emphasis will be placed on basic Athletic Training procedures including but not limited to preventative taping, bracing, and padding techniques as well as various other procedures and techniques related to the prevention, care, and management of athletic related injuries/illnesses. Prerequisite: Completed or enrolled in Human Anatomy, First Aid/CPR (or proof of current certification). Concurrent enrollment in HSES 250 or transfer credit. Open to Athletic Training majors only. LEC
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Theory of basketball, including methods of teaching fundamentals; individual and team offense and defense; various styles of play and methods of coaching. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. LEC
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Emphasis on healthful and intelligent living and the application of the fundamental principles of health. LEC
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This course will focus on issues surrounding drug use, testing, and prevention in sports and will incorporate life skills training in the areas of career transition, stress and time management, performance enhancement, strategic learning skills, and the dynamics of communication and leadership. LEC
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An analysis of coaching techniques and study of materials for the coaching of gymnastics, swimming, golf, tennis, and wrestling. LEC
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A study of the various components of physical fitness and the wellness and the implications for developing programs to promote good health and fitness. Lectures and laboratory sessions will be centered on practical knowledge and experiences designed to help individuals enhance their own health, as well as develop sound programs for others. The topics discussed include cardiovascular fitness, body composition, muscular strength, flexibility, evaluation of fitness components, training program design, nutrition, weight management, and facts and fallacies of nutrition and fitness. LEC
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This course provides an overview of the field of sport management including the principles of leadership and management and the fundamentals of personnel management, financial management, marketing, strategic planning, sport ethics, sport law, time management, stress management, facility management, and event management applied to sport settings. LEC
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A survey of safety problems as they exist in society today, with emphasis on preventive, corrective, and compensatory procedures. LEC
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Emphasis will be on instructional techniques that are used for the inclusion of all students in health and physical education learning experiences. Students will develop an understanding of how to deliver health and physical education activities that may be part of an individual education program. As a part of this course, a practicum experience of 30 hours in a public school adaptive physical education setting will be required. LEC
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This course will provide the students with physical procedures and modalities used in basic resistance and fitness programs, strength and flexibility training, rehabilitation measures, and aerobic/cardiovascular endurance programs covering the life-span of our population. Prerequisite: Entry to the School of Education or instructor permission. LEC
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This course provides formal instruction in the areas of test administration, general statistics, and basic research design. Emphasis will be placed upon the interpretation of statistical data, evaluation of data, and basic methodologies utilized in health, sport, and exercise sciences research. Data collection, analysis, and evaluation will be an integral part of the class. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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The course will prepare health and physical education majors to use technology effectively to enhance teaching and learning. Students will explore the use of technology appropriate for communication, organization, instruction, and assessment in health and physical education classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to the HPE Teacher Licensure Program. LEC
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This course provides a systematic approach to the development of effective teaching skills in physical education. Students receive practical and field experiences that enable them to observe and practice managerial, instructional, and interpersonal skills necessary to produce student learning in K-12 physical education classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to the HSES Teacher Certification Program. LEC
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This course will provide an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition, with an emphasis on application of these principles to improve overall health. Topics include: guidelines for a balanced diet, index of nutritional quality, energy requirements and balance, weight management and obesity, nutritional quackery, sports nutrition, nutrition for children and elderly, and eating disorders. LEC
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This course will provide an in-depth study of motor skill acquisition among children, adolescents, and adults. Emphasis will be the discussion of motor learning concepts, developmental, and growth factors, learning theories (both physical and mental) and the techniques of motivation as related to planning and instruction in K-12 physical education classrooms. Laboratory experiences will enable students to examine motor learning concepts in a practical setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the HSES Teacher Certification Program. LEC
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The application of child growth and development principles to physical education. The use of materials as related to a sequential physical education curriculum in the elementary school will also be included. Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in C&T 322 or equivalent. LEC
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The introductory study of the prevention, immediate care, and treatment of athletic related injuries and illnesses. This course is designed to cover the basic fundamentals of injury/illness recognition as well as discuss the various strategies for the prevention and care of injuries to the physically active. Prerequisite: Courses in Human Anatomy and First Aid. LEC
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This course is designed to introduce the practical skills and psychomotor clinical competencies of the beginning student-athletic trainer. Emphasis will be placed on basic athletic training procedures including but not limited to preventative taping, bracing, and padding techniques as well as various other procedures and techniques related to the prevention, care, and management of athletic related injuries/illnesses. Prerequisite: Human Anatomy, First Aid, concurrent enrollment in HSES 350. Open to Athletic Training majors only. LEC
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This course presents the theoretical and physiological foundations of pain and inflammation. Discussion of therapeutic agents to treat pain and inflammation are presented along with progressive planning and implementation of a comprehensive treatment for injuries/illnesses sustained by physically active individuals. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education program and HSES 250 or the transfer equivalent. LEC
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This course provides a practical experience for the student-athletic trainer. Students gain experience through a hands-on approach via clinical settings and field experiences. Practical experiences are supervised by a Certified Athletic Trainer and provide opportunities for students to apply the knowledge and skills of injury/illness evaluation during their clinical and field experience. Specific skills addressed in HSES 352 will be practiced, applied, and mastered during this experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Athletic Training Education program and concurrent enrollment in HSES 352. FLD
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This course provides a comprehensive study of the techniques used by the Athletic Trainer in regard to the assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries/illnesses of the lower extremity. Procedures for reporting and evaluating injuries/illnesses will be discussed so that appropriate injury management and referral may take place. The etiological factors common to athletic injuries, as well as specific signs and symptoms of various athletic related pathological conditions will be discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training Program, HSES 352, and HSES 353. LEC
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This course provides a practical experience for the student-athletic trainer. Students gain experience through a hands-on approach via clinical settings and field experiences. Practical experiences are supervised by a Certified Athletic Trainer and provide opportunities for students to apply the knowledge and skills of injury/illness evaluation during their clinical and field experience. Specific skills addressed in HSES 354 will be practiced, applied, and mastered during this experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Athletic Training Education program and concurrent enrollment in HSES 354. FLD
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The course is designed to train students in peer health education, as peer health educators in college settings, and as trainers, training adolescents in community health settings for grades 6-12 peer health education. Subject content and teaching methodologies will be emphasized in the ten content areas of health with special emphasis on alcohol, drugs, tobacco, stress reduction, mental health and human sexuality. Prerequisite: HSES 260 or instructor consent. LEC
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This course is designed primarily for students in the field of exercise science who already have taken an introductory course in human anatomy and who need a more detailed exposure to concepts of functional movement anatomy. This course will provide a detailed study of the skeletal and muscular systems to include identification of the origin, insertion, and action of the major muscles of the human body. Students will become proficient in the use of directional and movement terminology used to describe movement and be able to identify the plane/axis as well as the agonist and antagonist muscles involved in a movement. Prerequisite: A course in human anatomy, admission to School of Education. LEC
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Theory of volleyball, including methods of teaching fundamentals, individual and team offense and defense. Various styles of play and methods of coaching. Efficient performance of the skills during game conditions will be emphasized. LEC
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Theory and fundamentals of coaching softball. Methods of coaching, as well as team offense, defense, and strategies will be stressed. Efficient performance of the skills during game conditions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of the current literature concerning the scope of sociology in sport, the interaction of people in sport, the social systems controlling sport, and the small group dynamics in sport. Prerequisite: Admission to Sport Management program or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will help students develop their abilities to reason morally through an examination within competitive sports of ethical theories, moral values, intimidation, gamesmanship, and violence, eligibility, elimination, winning, commercialization, racial equity, performance-enhancing drugs, and technology. Students will develop a personal philosophy of sport and learn how to apply a principled decision-making process to issues in sport. Prerequisite: Admission to Sport Management program or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide students with a solid grasp of the fundamental skills in sport facility and event management and the knowledge base to apply those skills in a real world environment. Students will learn about planning, designing and financing the construction of new sport facilities, sport facility management of regular and special events, sporting event planning and game day operations. Prerequisite: Admission in the Sport Management program or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course is intended to introduce undergraduate students to the major legal issues in amateur and professional sports including dispute resolution, tort law, contract law, constitutional law, statutory law, labor and antitrust law and intellectual law. Students will also learn about risk management, gender equity, the Americans with Disabilities Act and agency law and sports agents. Prerequisite: Admission to Sport Management program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of track and field athletics. LEC
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This is designed as an introductory course into the profession of School and Community Health Education. Regardless of a person's areas of specialization in Health Education, there are commonalities shared by all of us who are charged with the responsibility of providing education about health. Course emphasis will focus on: defining health education; history of health education; roles and competencies of health educators; theoretical bases for the profession; planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating health programs; settings for health education; future issues. Prerequisite: HSES 260. LEC
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The study of physical education curriculum models and extraclass programs appropriate for students in grades PK-12. Students will receive practical and field experiences related to program design and implementation. They will learn techniques appropriate for program evaluation as well as the assessment of student sport skills and fitness. Prerequisite: Admission to the HSES Teacher Certification Program. LEC
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This course will consist of a Holistic Health approach to the various components of the aging process. Special emphasis will be placed on the demographic aspects of aging; normal aging changes and deviations in the aging process (pathophysiology); the relationship between mental and physical health, and the implications for the promotion of risk reduction and prevention principles that can effectively improve the quality of life for older individuals. Prerequisite: A course in personal and community health. LEC
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The course is divided into two, eight week sections. The first section, Environmental Health, consists of an in-depth overview of the interrelationship between environmental systems and humans and the impact of the ecosystem (air, water, noise, chemical, nuclear and industrial pollutants) on the health of individual communities. The second section, Consumer Health, consists of comprehensive examination of the factors involved in the selection and evaluation of health products and services including protection laws and services, fraudulent practices/products, consumerism, and traditional and alternative health care. Prerequisite: Admittance into the Community Health program or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will examine the psychological principles and techniques that are applied to improve sport performance and other fields of achievement (e.g., exercise and wellness, music, and academics). Special attention will be given to psychological aspects of injury and rehabilitation, psychological conditioning, psychological training methods, coaching philosophy, the social psychology of team members, and components of peak performances. LEC
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This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of the basic concepts/principles of disease process. Special emphasis will be placed on the etiology, origin, symptoms, treatment, body defenses, primary prevention, host, agent, (microbes) and environmental factors affecting disease occurrence, prevention and control measures. Topical application of the fundamental concepts of microbiology in school/community health practice will be critically discussed. The natural history of disease and disease classification will be highlighted. Many disease topics (both communicable and chronic, degenerative diseases) will be discussed. Prerequisite: A course in personal and community health. LEC
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The comprehensive study of the techniques used by the Athletic Trainer in regard to the assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries/illnesses of the upper extremity, head, and spine. Procedures for evaluating and reporting injuries/illnesses will be discussed as well as etiological factors and common signs/symptoms of various related pathological conditions. The purpose of this course is to prepare students with the skills necessary to accurately recognize the signs/symptoms of injuries and conditions in order to determine the nature and severity of the problems as well as establishing a proper care plan and medical referral when appropriate. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education program, HSES 354, and HSES 355. LEC
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This course provides a practical experience for the student-athletic trainer. Students gain experience through a hands-on approach via clinical settings and field experiences. Practical experiences are supervised by a Certifies Athletic Trainer and provide opportunities for students to apply the knowledge and skills of injury assessment and evaluation through a variety of techniques during their clinical and field experience. Specific skills addressed in HSES 456 will be practiced, applied, and mastered during this experience. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education program and concurrent enrollment in HSES 456. FLD
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This course will cover the general medical conditions/illnesses and pharmacological considerations commonly encountered in the field of Athletic Training. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program, HSES 456, and HSES 457. LEC
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This course discusses the planning involved and the implementation of a comprehensive rehabilitation program for injuries/illnesses sustained by the competitive athlete. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training program, HSES 456, and HSES 457. LEC
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This course provides a practical experience for the athletic training student. Students gain experience through a hands-on approach via clinical settings and field experiences. Practical experiences are supervised by a Certified Athletic Trainer and provide opportunities for students to apply the knowledge and skills obtained during previous course work as well as apply rehabilitation skills obtained in HSES 459. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education program, HSES 457, and concurrent enrollment in HSES 459. FLD
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An in-depth study of how physical activity and exercise can be a part of the treatment plan for people who have chronic disease or a disability. A variety of physical activity and exercise intervention programs and models will be presented and discussed, as well as protocols for baseline testing and post-treatment testing. A portion of this course will focus on how physical activity and exercise can prevent motor functioning deterioration in people who have a disability or limited functional movement. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education Exercise Science or Athletic Training programs and a course in human anatomy and physiology, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed to provide an in-depth exposure to basic drug classification, pharmacological effects, causes of drug abuse to society, common treatment modalities, and effective prevention/intervention strategies. In addition, consumer issues related to drug use, drug legislation, and drug education programs for school and community implementation will be discussed. Prerequisite: A course in personal and community health or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will help students gain an understanding of the critical importance of budgeting and financing sports-related industries based on sound financial principles and methods of financial control. Students will learn how economic principles shape the major national industry of sport. Prerequisite: Admission to Sport Management program or permission of instructor and completion of or concurrent registration in FIN 305 or FIN 310. LEC
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This course is intended to provide undergraduate students with basic knowledge and competencies in definitions of marketing and sport marketing, understanding the unique aspects of sport marketing, marketing planning process, consumer demographics and psychographics, the marketing mix, segmentation and target marketing, marketing proposal preparation, sponsorship, endorsement, merchandising, fundraising, marketing goals and objectives, sport consumer and consumer behavior, industry segmentation, special events, ticket sales and their use in promotion, the role of the media, television marketing ratings and shares and venue and event marketing. The proposed content of this course will address each of these expectations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Sport Management program or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course provides students with an overview of the requisite communication skills and concepts of leadership and management as they relate to sport managers. Students will learn how leadership and management practitioners, utilizing effective communication techniques, shape successful sport organizations. Additional emphasis will be placed on building and nurturing relationships with people as a key to effective management. Prerequisite: Admission to Sport Management program or permission of instructor. LEC
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