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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 will prepare students for their actual semester-long Internship experience. Students will be provided with background information on available internship sites to assist in their site-selection decision. Students will learn about different management styles they may encounter, the traits and characteristics of effective and productive employees, common rules of the workplace and internship experiences of previous HSES Interns. Prerequisite: All HSES students must be in final semester prior to Internship. LEC
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The course is designed to encompass the various components of human sexuality as well as to demonstrate applicable teaching techniques for sex education. Included in the content of the course are: human sexual response, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, sex roles, rape, sexual preferences, and topics such as sexuality and the handicapped, sexuality and the mass media, and sexuality and the church. Teaching techniques such as values clarification, non-verbal communications, role playing, tape recordings, and problem solving are demonstrated with appropriate topics. LEC
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Only one enrollment permitted each semester; a maximum of six hours will apply toward the bachelor's degree. This course cannot be taken as a substitute for a required course. Prerequisite: Recommendation of adviser and consent of instructor and department chairperson. IND
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A full-time work experience in the sport industry (40 hours per week). This experience is actual work in a sport management setting in which management practices are applied. Student interns are directed and evaluated by a faculty member with appropriate supervision by an on-site professional. Student interns must keep an accurate accounting of hours with a performance work diary. Grades/credit for the internship are determined by a faculty member with input from the on-site supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of all Sport Management course work. Admission to the Sport Management Internship program. FLD
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A supervised teaching experience in an approved school setting, teaching physical education at the elementary level and health and physical education at the secondary level. The student must teach 8 weeks at the elementary level and 8 weeks at the secondary level. Prerequisite: A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and admission to the HSES teacher certification program. FLD
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Student teachers will learn to analyze teaching styles and instructional methods that apply and/or relate to their student teaching experience. Discussions of various teaching practices will be facilitated by the university supervisor with input from the student teachers. Topics will include: curriculum, teaching methods, discipline, safety, equipment, and communicating with teachers, parents, and students. Prerequisite: Admission to the HSES Teacher Certification Program. LEC
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Involves a complete study of the organization and administration of the various types of camps. It is designed to familiarize the student with camp leadership responsibilities; the development of the camp, the program involving camp crafts, outdoor cookery, hikes and outings, singing, and simple guidance of the individual camper. Prerequisite: General psychology plus three hours in sociology. LEC
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Standardized motor assessment tools appropriate for use with exceptional children with motor difficulty will be critiqued and practiced. A battery of tests to measure developmental lag or structural deviation will be selected and administered to determine the motor control of exceptional children and the results will be interpreted. Prerequisite: Six hours of physical education course work. LEC
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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, abdomen, and thorax, as well as the study of common illnesses/diseases that affect the physically active. 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: Human Anatomy, Human Anatomy Lab, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and admission to the Athletic Training Program. 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 problem as well as establishing a proper care plan and medical referral when appropriate. Prerequisite: HSES 528 Techniques of Athletic Training - I Lower Extremity. LEC
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Methods and techniques for teaching creative movement and dance composition to students in grades K-12 will be examined and practical application applied. An appreciation for dance will be developed through the study of the pioneers of dance and the critique of local dance performances. Students will experience the following types of dance: creative movement, basic rhythms, ballroom dance, and folk and square dance. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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This course discusses the planning, coordinating, and supervising of all administrative components of an athletic training program. This includes public relations, athletic health counseling, and coach advisement about athletes' health matters. Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training Education program, HSES 459 and HSES 460, and concurrent enrollment in HSES 562. LEC
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This course will provide a practical hands-on experience for the athletic training students enrolled in HSES 561. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program and concurrent enrollment in HSES 561. FLD
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This course is designed to allow senior Athletic Training Students to review previous content and prepare for the BOC certification exam as well as explore areas of professional development. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training program, HSES 561, and HSES 562. LEC
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This course will provide a culminating practical experience for the athletic training students enrolled in HSES 563. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education program and concurrent enrollment in HSES 536. FLD
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Emphasis is placed on the presentation and preparation of health topics along with the recommended resources and materials available. The teaching method is emphasized and student participation is stressed. Students will observe health teachers in the public schools and identify and discuss these methods as they relate to the methods present in the class. Prerequisite: Admission to HPED teacher certification, Community Health or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide an overview of school and community health professions. Areas of emphasis are: the nature of health education, responsibilities, needs, services, planning for teaching materials and evaluation of a school health program; the programs and services of voluntary and official health and welfare organizations. Prerequisite: A course in personal and community health. LEC
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A supervised internship experience in an approved setting. The specific type of internship experience and the credits for that particular experience will be outlined in the appropriate program of the student. Prerequisite: Admission to a HSES Internship Program. FLD
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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 recognition and evaluation during their clinical and field experience. Specific skills addressed in HSES 528 will be practiced, applied, and mastered during this experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training program. Concurrent enrollment in HSES 528. 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, and the management and treatment of athletic injuries through a variety of therapeutic modalities during their clinical and field experience. Specific skills addressed in HSES 529 and HSES 654 will be practiced, applied, and mastered during this experience. Prerequisite: HSES 581 and concurrent enrollment in HSES 529 and HSES 654. 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 rehabilitation/reconditioning through a variety of therapeutic exercise techniques during their clinical and field experience. Specific skills addressed in HSES 656 will be practiced, applied, and mastered during this experience. Prerequisite: HSES 582, concurrent enrollment in HSES 656. LEC
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This course provides a culminating 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 obtained during previous course work as well as apply administrative and management skills obtained in HSES 658. This course is intended to allow the Senior student more freedom and responsibility in decision making regarding the health care of an athletic team. Prerequisite: HSES 583, concurrent enrollment in HSES 658. LEC
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A special course of study to explore current trends and issues in health and physical eduction - primarily for undergraduates. LEC
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This course will consist of an analysis of administration as it relates to both school and community health programs. The focus will be on administrative models and techniques used to establish and maintain sound health programs in school and community settings. Prerequisite: Six hours of health education or consent of instructor. LEC
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The course is designed to cover a basic understanding of the anatomical and mechanical principles of human movement. Areas covered will be joint and segmental movement, muscle actions, time-displacement motion description, forces causing or inhibiting motion, and stability. Special attention will be given to the application of the theoretical concepts in movement activities. Prerequisite: A course in human anatomy. LEC
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This course will examine the qualitative biomechanical analysis of human movement directed towards the goals of performance improvement and injury prevention and rehabilitation. Specifically, this course will provide students with a basis knowledge of the biomechanical foundations of human movement, the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a systematic analysis and evaluation of human motor performance, and the ability to determine and provide interventions that are likely to improve movement in athletic, clinical, educational, and work environments. Prerequisite: A course in human anatomy, admission to the HSES Teacher Certification Program or consent of instructor. LEC
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A fundamental study of the physiological adjustments that occur within the body during exercise. The presentation of this material is particularly oriented toward a basic understanding of the physiological systems as they are affected by the activity of a normal coaching or teaching situation. The physiological values of exercise are also stressed. Prerequisite: Three hours of physiology . LEC
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This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess components of physical fitness in adults including cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, strength, and flexibility. In addition, specific emphasis will be placed on the development of exercise and weight management prescriptions. Students completing the course will have the skills to take the Health Fitness Instructor Certification exam given by the American College of Sports Medicine. Prerequisite: Exercise physiology or equivalent. LEC
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This course will examine the processes that underlies the use and production of energy for exercise. Topics that will be explored include glycogenolysis and glycolysis in muscle, cellular oxidation of pyruvate, lipid metabolism, metabolism of proteins and amino acids, molecular biology, neural and endocrine control of metabolism, and local fatigue during exercise. Emphasis will be placed on carbohydrates, protein, and lipid metabolism and the acute and chronic effects that exercise has on these processes. Prerequisite: HSES 672. LEC
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Motor development in childhood and adolescence and its relationship to physical growth. Factors influencing motor learning and development will be explored. This course provides basic understanding of the neuromuscular changes and abilities of children and adolescents. Prerequisite: A course in kinesiology and anatomy. LEC
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This course introduces the concepts and skills involved in understanding and analyzing research in education and related areas. The course provides an overview of basic, general knowledge of various research methodologies. Students should expect to study much of this material in greater depth through additional work before being fully prepared to conduct independent research. However, this course should enhance their ability to locate, read, comprehend, and critically analyze research articles and reports. Topics in the course include quantitative and qualitative methods and designs, historical and descriptive research, and program evaluation. (This course fulfills the requirement of a research methods course in the first 12 hours of graduate study.) Prerequisite: Must be an admitted HSES graduate student. LEC
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A study of the nutritional factors that affect health at all ages. Specific nutritional needs and effects of deficiency states on health will also be addressed. The course will also include the physiological and biochemical mechanisms involved in the use of nutrients for human growth and development as well as the production of energy through the metabolic process. Prerequisite: HSES 330 or equivalent experience and permission of instructor. LEC
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A supervised internship experience in an approved exercise science setting. Students will gain experience through a hands-on approach via clinical and/or research settings. The specific type of internship experience will be agreed upon by the student and their academic adviser. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 24 graduate credit hours. LEC
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This course is designed to provide practical community health experiences in health education and wellness promotion, including: assessment, planning, implementation and program evaluation. With approval of the instructor, students may choose their practicum focus in any of the ten content areas of health: mental and emotional, family living, growth and development, nutrition, personal health, alcohol tobacco and other drugs, communicable and chronic diseases, injury prevention and safety, consumer health and environmental health. Prerequisite: Enrolled in graduate school and consent of the instructor. LAB
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The course has been designed to address issues and concepts relating to the biological aging process as a foundation for physical performance, general fitness, and health status. The biological concepts are applied to the human physiological aging process and the systems involved as well as the possible interventions that may effect that process. The several theories associated with physiological aging are also addressed as related to the physiological systems and current research that may impact the understanding of these theories. Prerequisite: A course in basic biology. LEC
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A supervised internship experience leading to initial physical education teacher certification. The student assumes the total professional role as a teacher of physical education in an approved school setting. FLD
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This course is designed to explore the philosophy and principles which provide the foundation of health education as an academic discipline. Specific topics include: history of the profession, theories of health behavior and behavior change, principles of learning applied to health communications, health promotion practices, professional preparation, and the integration of philosophical and ethical ideals into program planning and implementation. LEC
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A special course of in-depth study exploring current trends and issues in health and physical education - primarily for undergraduates. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to study current developments and trends in the financing, programming, design, and construction of facilities for intercollegiate athletics and professional sports. Prerequisite: Admitted to graduate school. A course in the administration/management of sport or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Given that theories of health behavior drive research and practice in health education, the purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the major theories and planning models related to health behavior change. Particular focus will be applied to the role of theory in health promotion and critical analysis of the application of theory to guide research practices. Prerequisite: Health major or consent of the instructor. LEC
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This course is designed to introduce students to the current research and theoretical perspectives in the sport psychology literature. Specifically, students will gain a broad understanding of the three major areas of sport psychology: social psychology (e.g., motivation), performance enhancement (e.g., mental skills training), and psycho-physiology (e.g., impact of anxiety on performance). Prerequisite: Admission in the health program or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Students will learn the techniques of operating various types of laboratory equipment and will conduct small-scale lab experiments in areas such as respiration, circulation, metabolism, strength, neuromuscular function, cardiac function, and body composition. Special emphasis will be placed on laboratory techniques of assessing physical fitness. Prerequisite: A course in exercise physiology. LAB
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The long range objectives of this course are to assist students in gaining stress management knowledge; to help them to formulate improved perspectives on various stress management techniques; and consequently apply the developing constructs in their lives with a sense of purpose and self-responsibility. Prerequisite: Two courses in health education or consent of instructor. LEC
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A wide range of topics from the exercise physiology literature will be discussed. Instructor and students will present reports to the group centered on current research findings with discussion aimed at application of these results to physical exercise and training. Prerequisite: A basic course in exercise physiology or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will examine the movements and the structure and function of human beings by means of the methods of mechanics. An emphasis will be placed on the two primary goals of biomechanics: performance improvement and injury prevention and rehabilitation. Topics to be covered include the kinematics and kinetics of human movement, muscle mechanics, bone and joint mechanics, and the biomechanics of musculoskeletal injury. Prerequisite: Courses in calculus, physics, anatomy, and biomechanics, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An advanced study of the physiological and biomechanical aspects of muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory function as the human is engaging in exercise. The topics of energy metabolism, hormones, and nutrition as related to exercise also are presented. Prerequisite: A basic course in exercise physiology. LEC
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This course is designed to review and discuss current issues in various health related areas. The focus will be on relevant issues and topics that are guiding and directing the health profession. The range of topics discussed will vary from popular literature to scientific research and cover such areas as health education, community health, and health over the life span. Students in the course will be expected to report, discuss, and interact with each other concerning the issues as they are reported. Prerequisite: A graduate course in health or consent of the instructor. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to explore planning models used for designing, implementing and managing health promotion programs. Students will be trained to develop objectives, assess determinants, select methods and strategies, pre-test program materials, and adopt and implement promotional plans. Problem based and community based learning experiences will be provided. Prerequisite: A health major or permission from the instructor. LEC
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This course will be a discussion of various concepts related to aerobic and resistance training. By the end of the semester, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of information presented in this course by achieving satisfactory evaluations of presentations, papers, and an examination of the following topics: energy metabolism, general adaptations of aerobic and resistance training, exercise techniques for aerobic and resistance training, periodization of training, testing and evaluation of aerobic and resistance training performance, and exercise prescription for aerobic and resistance training. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in exercise physiology or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed to enhance understanding of the variety of legal issues which affect health educators and their audiences. Specifically, this course will survey federal, state, and local public health laws and regulations which may proscribe health education content and the health educator's actions. Legislation will be analyzed and the practical impact of the health educator upon the legislative process will be emphasized. Prerequisite: A course in community health or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will examine the behavioral principles that influence health and exercise practices. Theories of human behavior, reinforcement theory, and models of self-esteem will serve as the foundation for studying behavior change. Society influences will be strongly emphasized. Course topics will include exercise determinants, motivation, media representation, negative behaviors, self-efficacy, social support, and effective promotion strategies. Prerequisite: Admitted to Graduate School or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course involves the study of the etiology and natural history of infectious and non-infectious diseases including vector control, host defenses and resistance, investigation of disease outbreaks, mental health and public health. The course deals with detailed analytic and descriptive epidemiology and their implications for improving our understanding of health and diseases; epidemiologic consequences of nuclear war and retrospective and prospective approaches in epidemiological research. Contemporary developmental methods for disease prevention will be critically reviewed. Prerequisite: HSES 573, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide the student with an in-depth study of the structure and development, contractile mechanics, and neuromuscular system as it relates to the skeletal musculature. Structure and Development - muscle fiber, motor neuron, neuromuscular junction, muscle receptors, muscle formation, development of muscle innervation. Putting Muscles to Work - ion channels, pumps, and binding proteins, axoplasmic transport, resting and action potentials, neuromuscular transmission, muscle contraction, motor units, exercise, muscle metabolism. The Adaptable Neuromuscular System - fatigue, loss of muscle innervation, recovery of muscle innervation, neurotrophism, disuse, muscle training, injury and repair, aging. Prerequisite: HSES 810 or equivalent. LEC
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A study of the principles and applications of finance and economics in the sport industry. Strategic financial planning as a part of managements responsibilities is highlighted. Prerequisite: Admitted to Graduate School. LEC
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Current literature concerning the impact of American social values and cultural patterns of sport and physical activity will be studied. Critiques of related research involving sport and social institutions, and socio-cultural groups in sport will be emphasized. Prerequisite: A course in Sociology of Sport or consent of instructor. LEC
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Study of the history, theory, models, and application as they relate to the decision-making responsibilities of sport participants and management. Prerequisite: Admitted to Graduate School. LEC
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The study of research-based instructional and assessment methods appropriate for PK-12 physical education. Managerial, instructional, and supervisory skills will be developed. Traditional and alternative assessment tools will be discussed. Readings, observations (live and video), and practice teaching will prepare students to complete a practical experience and an action research project in a PK-12 school. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate School. LEC
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This course describes the timeline for physiologic adaptations to long-term physical activity. It describes the effects of physical activity on chronic disease. It describes, from a population perspective, the effects of physical activity on the health of the nation. Prerequisite: 12 hours of HSES courses, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An examination of the elements and processes of curriculum construction in physical education for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institution, and the institutional and professional issues that affect these processes. A study of contemporary curricula structures in regard to planning, implementation, and evaluation of K-12 curricula and professional preparation curricula in physical education programs. Prerequisite: A course in physical education curriculum, or equivalent. LEC
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A survey of leadership and management principles and techniques utilized by athletics administrators. Philosophy, leadership, management, communications, motivation, ethical and legal issues are also studied. Students are provided with views on these topics by current leaders in the world of sport. Prerequisite: Admitted to Graduate School. Consent of the instructor. LEC
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This course has been developed to help students gain an understanding of the scope of sport marketing in the many different sports and exercise settings. The students will also be exposed to the reasons and methods of fund raising. Other areas that will be covered are: methods of selecting the appropriate marketing strategy, significance of sports marketing, preparing a marketing plan, and becoming familiar with the resources available on the Internet in the marketing area. Prerequisite: Admitted to graduate school. A course in administration/ management of Physical Education/Sport, Facilities Management, Recreation, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Techniques for analyzing data gathered in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences laboratories and field studies will be presented in this course. Techniques for the recording of raw data, appropriate organization of raw data, selection of test for analysis of data, use of computer software, and computer programming for analysis and reporting results of the data will also be included. Prerequisite: PRE 710, PRE 720, or PRE 725. LEC
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An in-depth study into the research and other forms of literature will be made to study and examine the latest trends in elementary and secondary school physical education. Games, activities, dances, and rhythms will be presented and discussed relative to developmental levels of students grades K-12. Prerequisite: A methods course in teaching physical education or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will be a discussion of various concepts specifically related to exercise and the cardiovascular system. By the end of the semester, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of exercise and cardiovascular system by achieving satisfactory evaluations on examinations, abstracts, and classroom presentations. The following topics will be discussed as they relate specifically to exercise: homeostasis and cardiovascular transport mechanisms, basic structure and function; characteristics of cardiac cells; the heart as a pump; the peripheral vascular system; vascular control; venous return and cardiac output; regulation of arterial pressure; cardiovascular responses to stress; and cardiovascular function in pathological situations. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in exercise physiology or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide for supervised and directed experiences in selected sport management settings. The graduate adviser will schedule observations of the internship, as well as regular conferences with the student. Written summaries and evaluations of the internship will be prepared by the student, the agency supervisor, and the university graduate faculty member. Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Program in Sport Management. FLD
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This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the basic concepts of the American legal system and the application of them to intercollegiate and professional sports. Particular emphasis will be given to risk management and preventive law. Other topics include: governance issues in intercollegiate and professional sports, contract law, employment discrimination, labor relations and collective bargaining, agency law and athlete agents, regulation of participation in intercollegiate and high school athletics, sport facility and event issues, participant liability issues, product liability issues, premises and spectator liability, participant violence in sports, and intellectual property law. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in School of Education LEC
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This course is designed to provide a general research seminar learning experience for graduate students in HSES. In particular, students will learn about faculty research activities and interests from a variety of specialty areas both within KU and outside of KU. Through faculty and guest presentations, students will be exposed to a variety of design and methodologies used to conduct research in the specialty areas of HSES. LEC
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This course is designed for students interested in optimizing motivation and adherence to exercise among individuals in a wide range of physical activity settings (e.g., health clubs, corporate fitness, physical therapy). The course content includes a review of the literature highlighting the psychological benefits of exercise, the theoretical advances in understanding the psychological aspects of individuals' participation in physical activity, and strategies and techniques for professionals attempting to foster motivation and adherence to exercise among their clients/members. Prerequisite: Admission in the health program or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Prerequisite: Consent of adviser and instructor. RSH
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This course is designed as an in-depth study of the pedagogy of health education. It is concerned with the effects of various health education models, new materials, and innovative teaching techniques. The effectiveness of various media such as films, slides, transparencies, microcomputers, and assessment tools will be analyzed. Research concerning innovations in education will be investigated along with a study of future trends in the field. Timely issues of controversy about health education practices and the effectiveness of values clarification activities will also be discussed. LEC
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This course will include an in-depth examination of metabolic and endocrine principles as they relate to physical exercise and training. Specific topics will include: substrate utilization in exercise, metabolic controls, muscle biochemistry, body composition, nutritional aspects and hormonal influences in exercise. Both instructor and students will report on the most current literature relating to the topics. Prerequisite: Human biodynamics or a course in biochemistry. LEC
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This is a course for students to examine the sources and areas which provide financial support for research projects. The areas of study include types of research funding available on a local, state, and federal level, the elements and design of writing a proposal and strategies involved in securing financial support for research. A focus for the course will center upon preparing a research proposal for funding. Prerequisite: PRE 710. LEC
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This course has been designed to bring together the many scientific factors relating exercise and physical activity to health and human function. The course focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of this relationship and reviews the physiological, sociological, psychological, and behavioral factors involved. Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of graduate level course work in health or physical education and admission to health or physical education doctoral program. LEC
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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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This course will explore the latest philosophical issues and controversies which are impacting the fields of health, physical education, and athletics. The student will explore the current and future ramifications of each issue and its potential effects on the profession. Prerequisite: Admission to the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Doctoral Program. LEC
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This course is designed to cover a range of topics typically included in instruction about responsible conduct of research. This course explores a variety of ethical and policy issues that arise during the conduct of scientific research. Topics covered include: Research Misconduct, Data Management, Use of Animal Subjects, Use of Human Subjects, Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, Authorship, Publication and Peer Review, and Collaboration and Mentoring. Course sessions will include lectures, discussion periods, and analyses of case studies. Prerequisite: Doctoral student or permission of the instructor. 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 experiences will be prepared independently by the student, a representative of the cooperating agency, 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 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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This seminar based course will be designed to prepare the doctoral student for academic careers or careers in industry after they graduate. The topics covered will be promotion and tenure procedures and expectations, including but not limited to teaching, research and service expectations at research intensive institutions, regional comprehensive institutions and small liberal arts colleges. Industry career options will be discussed and guest speakers from various disciplines will be brought in to discuss options and expectations with this career path. Prerequisite: Doctoral student or permission of the instructor. LEC
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This course will provide an introduction to the University community and the value and role of higher education in our society, strategies for successful transition to and participation in that community, exploration of the University commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and information about University resources and procedures. Prerequisite: Eligible students must have fewer than thirty credit hours from the University of Kansas. LEC
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This course will introduce students of color to leadership theory and develop personal skills in the areas of organizational, career, and community leadership. Topics covered include public speaking, group process, time management, and discussion of the special challenges for leaders of color. Prerequisite: Must have taken Hawk Link PRE 101 and fewer than 60 hours credit from the University of Kansas. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to assist college students in career and life planning choices by first understanding the current theories of career decision-making and then by applying those theories to their own choices. The course will meet twice each week, the first being a lecture session, with the second session consisting of smaller groups of six to eight students. Students will be exposed to information related to the career development process, factors that affect the career choice process, knowledge of work environments, sex role socialization, career and decision making processes, and how to approach the job search. Experiential learnings will include exercises related to values clarification, self understanding, knowledge of interests, competencies and personality characteristics, decision making, use of career information, and implementing a plan of action. Weekly course assignments will include activities in class and homework units. Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course is limited to students with fewer than 60 hours of college credit. LEC
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An introduction to the psychological study of young children and their behavior in the pre-school and elementary school setting. Theories of learning, motivation and physical, cognitive, emotional and social development and their relevance to educational processes will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on observing and studying individuals and groups and describing their characteristics and the process of development, as well as considering implications for instructional strategies appropriate for this age group. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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An introduction to the psychological study of adolescents and their behavior in the middle and high school setting. Theories of learning, motivation, and physical, cognitive, emotional and social development and their relevance to educational processes in secondary schools will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on observing and studying individuals and groups and describing their characteristics and the process of development, as well as considering implications for instructional strategies appropriate at the secondary level. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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An historical and contemporary overview of the science and practice of counseling psychology, including trends in the roles and functions of counseling psychology practitioners, the research and scientific foundations of counseling practice, the psychological theories of counseling and psychotherapy that guide professional practice, and the ethical and professional issues confronting counseling practitioners. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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This course is designed to help elementary preservice teachers organize an enriched learning environment and develop strategies for managing and motivating students to help them become better and more responsible learners. Prerequisite: C&T 322, PRE 305 or equivalent. LEC
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This course is designed to help middle and secondary preservice teachers organize an enriched learning environment and develop strategies for managing and motivating students to help them become better and more responsible learners. Prerequisite: C&T 324, PRE 306 or equivalent. LEC
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Only one enrollment permitted each semester, a maximum of four hours will apply toward the bachelor's degree. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Recommendation of adviser and consent of instructor. IND
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This course provides participants in the McNair Scholars program with an understanding of research methods appropriate to their field so they can write proposals for their summer research projects. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the McNair Scholars Program. LEC
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This course provides academic credit for a supervised practical experience in an occupational area of interest. In addition to the work-related activity, students will complete reading and writing assignments, participate in on-line discussion and create a final portfolio of internship accomplishments. Credit hours (1-5) are based on number of hours at internship site in agreement with instructor. Prerequisite: Secured internship of 8 hours per week or more for semester in which student will be enrolled in the course; permission from instructor. FLD
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An introduction to the core assumptions and research findings associated with human strengths and positive emotions. Also an exploration of interventions and applications informed by positive psychology in counseling and psychotherapy, and its application to school, work, family and other close relationships. (Same as PSYC 598.) Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A special course of study to meet current needs of education students--primarily for undergraduates. LEC
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An introduction, from a psychological perspective, to topics and problems in the development of adolescents and youth, with emphasis on application to educational issues. Note: To be offered annually. LEC
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Study of children from a cognitive developmental perspective. Changes in children are examined in light of environmental influences including social factors, educational practices, and child-rearing as they interact with conditions internal to children. Key issues include the study of cognition, language, motives, social-emotional issues, the self, and the problem of developmental delays. A major concern is the role of adults in supporting positive development, particularly in educational settings. LEC
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This course will examine concepts and techniques of constructive classroom management. Various theoretical orientations including humanism and behaviorism will be considered. Emphasis will be on the identification of strategies that teachers can use (1) to facilitate an environment that reduces the likelihood of misbehavior occurring, and (2) to cope constructively with individuals and groups of children to resolve difficulties that arise in the classroom. The class should have value to classroom teachers, school psychologists, counselors, and other school consultants. LEC
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A study of the mental processes that influence learning and comprehension. The scope of the course will include individuals at all developmental levels and in a variety of educational settings. Key issues include the study of language, memory, concepts, motivation and social factors affecting learning processes. LEC
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