Courses of Instruction
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND SPORT STUDIES (PHS-Education and Allied Professions)
Physical Activity Life Skills (PALS) Courses
Note: All Physical Activity Life Skills (PALS) courses are graded Credit/No Credit only.
110 Dance (2)
Emphasis placed on beginning technique of each dance form.
110A Beginning Ballet. Classical ballet technique. Work at the barre stressed.
110B Beginning Ballet II. Extension of beginning classical ballet technique emphasizing work at the barre, center floor combination, correct placement, and form.
110G Modern Dance. Technique stressed. Correct form and body placement along with flexibility and control covered.
110M Tap Dance. Introduction to tap steps and creation of tap sequences and routines. Offered infrequently.
110R Jazz. Beginning technique emphasized with stress on isolation of body parts.
110S Social Dance. Rhythms, steps, and positions of various ballroom dances, mixers, etc.
116 Personal Wellness (1)
Introduction to the dimensions of Wellness Model. Promote and facilitate a holistic approach to living the Health Enhancement Lifestyle Management (HELM).
116A Personal Wellness (HELMS) (1)
Introduction to the Dimensions of Wellness model. Promotes and facilitates a holistic approach to living the Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Management (HELM).
120 Fitness Activities (2)
Variety of activities presented stressing flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. Basic techniques introduced emphasizing health and safety.
120A Aerobic Dance. Fitness program consisting of rhythmic activities to develop cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility.
120C Individual Exercise. Programming to give students opportunity to develop strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, and power by executing specific exercises and activities.
120E Self Defense. Individual basic defense skills; awareness of necessary precautions.
120G Weight Training. Introduction to fundamental principles of weight training. Includes selection and implementation of a weight training program and discussions of kinesiological and physiological principles as they relate to weight training.
120I Power Walking for Fitness (2)
This course introduces and develops the appropriate choices in making walking a core component within a healthy lifestyle.
120K Marathon Training (2)
This course introduces and develops the techniques to train and successfully complete a marathon.
120L Jogging for Health and Fitness (2)
This course introduces and develops the appropriate choices in making running a core component within a healthy lifestyle.
130 Lifetime Sports Activities (2)
Includes sports and activities for lifelong participation. Instruction provided in basic skills, rules, strategies, and social behavior necessary to achieve competent level of participation. Ample time provided for practice, game situations, and tournament competition.
130A Archery. Fundamentals of target shooting including use of bow sights.
130H Golf. Basic golf skills, etiquette, and rules of the game.
130I Intermediate Golf. Intermediate techniques and strategies for students who have mastered basic skills.
130J Advanced Golf. Designed to enable the student advanced skill development as well as learn the general concerns of conditioning skills, equipment changes, shot management, golf course design, and games played within the game of golf. Offered infrequently.
130K Racquetball. Fundamental skills and knowledge of the game.
130M Tennis. Basic strokes of tennis including forehand, backhand, serve, and game experience.
130N Intermediate Tennis. Advanced techniques and strategies for students who have mastered basic skills.
130O Basic Ice Skating. For students with little or no previous experience.
130P Intermediate Ice Skating. Intermediate skills and techniques for students who have mastered fundamentals.
130S Precision Skating. Skills, techniques, and mechanics of precision skating for students with previous ice experience. Offered infrequently.
130T Advanced Ice Skating. Advanced techniques of skill in ice skating.
140 Team Sport Activities (2)
Includes activities designed for group participation. Instruction provided in basic skills, rules, strategies, and social behavior necessary to achieve competent level of participation. Ample time provided for practice, game situations, and tournament competition.
140A Basketball. Fundamental skills, rules, and strategy necessary for team play.
140B Power Volleyball. Fundamental skills, rules, and strategy necessary for team play.
140F Softball. Fundamental skills, rules, and strategy necessary for team play.
140H Ice Hockey. Fundamental skills, rules, and strategy necessary for team play.
140J Soccer. Fundamental skills, rules, and strategy necessary for team play. Offered infrequently.
140K Advanced Ice Hockey. Advanced ice hockey theory and techniques for those with demonstrated skill and hockey background.
140M Broomball. Introduction to basic broomball skills, for those who have never played, for those with limited experience, or with broomball experience, but no formal instruction.
150 Physical Activity Life Skills (PALS) (2)
Includes horseback riding for leisure, recreational, and environmental pursuits. Instruction provided in basic skills, knowledge, and social behavior necessary for competent participation. Instruction at the Miami Stables.
150E Beginning Horseback Riding. Introductory course to the fundamentals of horsemanship, basic horse care, and safety around equines.
150F Fundamentals of Western Horsemanship. Develops the fundamental skills of the western style of riding. Course explores equine anatomy, nutrition, and health care. Continues to focus on safety around equines.
150G Fundamentals of English Equitation. Develops the fundamental skills of english equitation. Course explores equine anatomy, nutrition, and health care. Continues to focus on safety around equines.
150H Advanced English Equitation. Explores advanced techniques and tradition in English Equitation. Course content focuses on advanced equine nutrition, anatomy, and physiology of the horse.
150I Advanced Western Horsemanship. Explores advanced techniques and tradition in English Equitation. Course content focuses on advanced equine nutrition, anatomy, and physiology of the horse.
170 Aquatic Activities (2)
Includes sports and activities designed for aquatic environment. Instruction provided in skills, knowledge, and safety aspects of water-related activities. Ample time provided for individual practice and competition.
170A Swimming. For students with little or no previous experience. Basic skills to meet requirements for American Red Cross beginners and advanced beginners certification.
170B Intermediate Swimming. Basic swimming strokes, turns, diving, rescue skills, and personal safety skills; meets American Red Cross intermediate and swimmers requirements. Prerequisite: ability to swim 25 yards on stomach and back, and swim in deep water.
101 Introductory Food Science (3)
Composition, selection, and preparation of food products. Principles and techniques of preparation and storage. Includes lecture and lab.
102 Individual and Family Environments: Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
Food nutrients, essentials of an adequate diet, relationship of food to physical well-being.
182 Introduction to Athletic Training (2)
Introductory course for potential athletic training majors and all declared pre-athletic training majors. Emphasis on athletic training profession and clinical components of the athletic training program at Miami.
183 Foundations of Athletic Training (3)
Introductory course in the principles of athletic training. Overviews basic techniques of athletic training. Prerequisite: PHS 182. Co-requisite: PHS 183L
183L Foundations of Athletic Training Laboratory (1)
Introductory laboratory to develop and master taping, wrapping, and assessment skills necessary for entry-level certified athletic trainers. Prerequisite: PHS 182. Co-requisite: PHS 183.
184 Motor Skill Learning and Performance (3)
Introductory analysis of neurophysiological, biomechanical, and socio-behavioral factors that facilitate and inhibit acquisition, refinement, and retention of motor skills.
184L Motor Skill and Performance Laboratory (1)
Laboratory portion of PHS 184 to be taken concurrently.
MPF, MPT 188 Exercise and Health (4)
Critical examination of relationships among exercise, fitness, and health. Roles of physiological mechanisms that regulate health and exercise performance and genetic, sociocultural, economic, geographic, and political influences on relationships among exercise, fitness, and health are explored. IIC.
MPF, MPT 188L Exercise and Health Laboratory (1)
Laboratory portion of PHS 188 to be taken concurrently. IIC.
190 Professional Perspectives in Health and Physical Education (2)
Introductory analysis of the work of health and physical educators with special emphasis upon factors that facilitate and constrain effective instruction and exemplary programs. Includes 30 hours of introductory field work in schools and agencies within urban, suburban, and rural settings.
194 Standard First Aid and CPR (2)
Meets requirements for American Red Cross Standard First Aid certification and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
194L Standard First Aid and CPR Laboratory (1)
Laboratory portion of PHS 194 to be taken concurrently with PHS 194.
201 Meal Management (3)
Economic, aesthetic, and nutritional aspects of family meals; selection, preparation, and service. Families in different income levels considered. Includes lecture and lab. Prerequisite: PHS 101.
205 Drugs: A Health Perspective (3)
Examines historical, personal, and cultural bases for current patterns of drug use, misuse, and abuse, and identifies the short and long-term consequences associated with such patterns.
MPF 206 AIDS: Etiology, Prevalence, and Prevention (3)
Analysis of personal and social aspects of AIDS, with special emphasis upon preventive behaviors and their education potential. IIC.
MPT 207 Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families I (4)
Introductory analysis of relationships among the conditions, characteristics, and capacities of children, youth, and families (especially those labeled ‘at risk’) and the institutional services and supports intended to improve their well-being. Emphasis placed upon question-finding in different contexts, especially the ways in which the knowledge we claim and the solutions we offer are dependent upon our analytical frames and language. Cross-listed with FSW 207.
MPT 208 Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families II (5)
Focuses upon children, youth, and families experiencing needs, problems, and crises. Today’s institutional services and supports are analyzed and evaluated both in class and in educational, health, and social service agencies. Students ‘shadow’ helping professionals in these agencies during directed field experiences. Cross-listed with FSW 208.
232 Health Issues of Children and Youth (2)
Required for licensure in early childhood , intervention specialist, moderate and severe intervention, and health education; not open to nursing students. Includes strategies for preventing commonly occurring health problems. Addresses health needs of children including those with acute and chronic illnesses and disabilities. Analyzes impact of family, school, and community environments in promoting the health and well-being of children. Prerequisite: EDP 201 or FSW 281. Cross-listed with NSG 232. 2 Lec.
MPF 242 Personal Health (3)
Variable course content based upon students’ personal health problems and needs. Includes such topics as mental health, marriage and family, mood modifiers, nutrition, etc. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. IIC.
243 Women’s Health Care: Problems and Practices (3)
Examines health and medical problems or concerns of women. Current controversial issues and misconceptions revealed in such topics as sexuality, rape, obstetrical and gynecological procedures, cancer detection and treatment, menopause, and psychotherapy. Women’s health movement is introduced; health care delivery system scrutinized from the point of view of the female consumer. Cross-listed with WMS 243.
244 Functional Anatomy (4)
Study of the gross structures of the body with emphasis upon functional relationships among skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems. Includes fundamentals of biomechanics and principles of human motion applied to specific physical activities and daily life.
245 Personal Health and Pedagogy for Early Childhood Teachers (3)
Focuses on two broad synergistic topics: personal health and well-being of teachers for five dimensions of health (mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual) and professional development of competencies for planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate curricula and pedagogy for children in preschool through grade three. Required for early childhood licensure and health education licensure.
247 Pedagogy Foundations in Health and Physical Education (3)
Introduction to knowledge and practice of selected organizational and technical skills for beginning teachers in health education, physical education, and exercise settings. Analysis of teaching-learning process with focus on use of technology in teaching and importance of adaptive environments for all learners. Includes 10 field hours of pedagogy. Prerequisite: PHS 190.
271 Advanced Life Saving (2)
Instruction in life saving techniques that meet American Red Cross life saving certificate requirements. Prerequisite: deep water swimming ability and 500-yard continuous swim.
272 Water Safety Instruction (3)
Instruction in practice of approved techniques. Includes laboratory experience of eight to 10 hours. Qualification for American Red Cross certification. Prerequisite: American Red Cross advanced life saving.
274 Critical Perspectives on the Body (3)
Explores the ways in which the body is culturally created and shaped by socio-political concerns. The fields of exercise science, athletic training, health, nutrition, physical education, and sport will provide contexts to examine ideological influences on the body including those related to gender, race, class, ability, age, and sexuality.
MPF 276 The Meaning of Leisure (3)
Introduction to the concept of leisure from historical, sociocultural, and personal perspectives. Role and meaning of leisure in society, as well as leisure’s relationship to human development and well-being, explored through readings, films, lectures, class discussion, and personal experience. IIC, H. CAS-C.
MPF 279 African Americans in Sport (3)
Socio-historical analysis of participation of African Americans in sport and society, and examination of the role sport has played in African Americans’ integration into the larger society. Investigates the way the image of African Americans has been constructed and maintained through sporting practices. Sociological theories and concepts used to examine the impact of historical events, such as Reconstruction, black migration, and World Wars, on African American involvement in sport and other institutions. IIC, H.
281 Early Childhood Physical Education (2)
Includes physical education and movement curriculum content designed for children ages three through eight emphasizing body awareness, dance, gymnastics, and basic manipulation skill progressions. The cooperative role of specialist and classroom teacher and integration across subjective matter are major emphases.
285 Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to Neck, Head and Torso (2)
Specific assessment and evaluation techniques for dealing with athletic injuries and conditions to the neck, head, and torso. Common injury mechanisms and specific test for orthopedic injuries. Injury recognition, evaluation, and referral will be emphasized throughout the course. Co-requisite: PHS 285L Prerequisites: PHS 183, 183L, and 244.
285L Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Neck, Head, and Torso Laboratory (1)
Laboratory course to be taken concurrently with PHS 285. Sessions will provide students with opportunities to explore, practice, and master a variety of evaluation and assessment techniques under direct supervision of the course instructor. Prerequisites: PHS 183, 183L, and 244.
286A Practicum in Athletic Training I (1)
Athletic training major course designed to develop clinical competencies in a directed progressive manner. Prerequisites: PHS 182 and PHS 183.
286B Practicum in Athletic Training II (1)
Athletic training major course designed to develop clinical competencies in a directed progressive manner. Prerequisite: PHS 286A.
286C Practicum in Athletic Training III (1)
Athletic training major course designed to develop clinical competencies in a directed progressive manner. Prerequisite: PHS 286B.
286D Practicum in Athletic Training IV (1)
Athletic training major course designed to develop clinical competencies in a directed progressive manner. Prerequisite: PHS 286C.
286E Practicum in Athletic Training V (1)
Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction of competencies and evaluation of proficiency skill in athletic training, which includes advanced athletic training room observation. Emphasis will be based on principles of the analytical skills used in the operational and administrative aspects of the various athletic training settings. Development of a professional vita and interviewing skills will also be highlighted. Prerequisite: PHS 286D, PHS 383.
286F Practicum in Athletic Training VI (1)
Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction of competencies and evaluation of proficiency skill in Athletic Training, which includes advanced athletic training room observation. Emphasis will be based on principles of the analytical skills used in the management of non-orthopedic clinical pathology and special interest intervention. Preparation for the various segments of the BOC Certification Examination will also be highlighted. Prerequisite: PHS 286E, PHS 484.
287 Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to Extremities (2)
Specific assessment and evaluation techniques for dealing with athletic injuries and conditions to the extremities. Common injury mechanisms and specific tests for orthopedic injuries to joints throughout the body. Injury recognition, evaluation and referral will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: PHS 183, PHS 183L, PHS 244. Corequisite: PHS 287L.
287L Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Extremities, Laboratory (1)
A laboratory course, to be taken concurrently with the Evaluation of Athletic Injuries, PHS 287 (3 credit hours). Sessions will provide students with opportunities to explore, practice and master a variety of evaluation and assessment techniques under the direct supervision of the course instructor.
288 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
A comprehensive study of the use of therapeutic agents for the treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis will be placed upon the indications, contraindications, precautions, and physiological effects of electrical stimulation, ultrasound, cryokinetics, and pharmacology.
289 Therapeutic Exercise (3)
A comprehensive study of the application of manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, movement and exercise as each relates to the varied and detailed goals of rehabilitation and re-conditioning for injured physically active individuals. Emphasis on pathologies and their relationship to therapeutic rehabilitation.
MPF, MPT 292 Dance, Culture, and Contexts (3)
Critically explores relationships among signs, symbols, and images in dance and processes and effects of aesthetic ideology. Through large and small group discussions, video analyses of various dance styles and genres, critical writings and reflections, concert attendances, field observations, and creative movement and analytical experiences, students come to know that a critical analysis of how and what dance means constitutes a particular politics of sociocultural interpretation. Students also come to understand that the various ways in which interpretations are made are socially constructed and constituted in the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors we hold and in our definition and treatment of ourselves and others. IIB, H.
293 Fitness and Conditioning (3)
Analysis of training principles and conditioning strategies for individuals of all ages. Differences between sportspecific strategies and those for health-related fitness are emphasized. Prerequisite: PHS 281.
294 Games and Sport (3)
Focuses on educational progressions for games and sports with a focus on developing appropriate curriculum for grades three to 12. Prerequisite: PHS 281.
MPT 297 Children’s Exercise and Fitness (3)
Multidisciplinary, developmental study of the behavior of children in exercise, health, and motor skill performance contexts.
301 School and Community Nutrition (3)
Relationship of food habits to physical and social development of children, adults, and communities; understanding of the nutrition component of school and community health programs. Prerequisite: PHS 102 and upperclass standing. Offered alternate years. Offered infrequently.
305 Introduction to Food Systems Management (3)
Organization and management of food systems: study of principles involved in guiding human and physical resources into a dynamic food service organization. Prerequisite: PHS 201.
306 Quantity Food Production (3)
Observation, study, and participation in operating a food service unit. Prerequisite: PHS 101.
307 Food Systems Operation (3)
Principles of food service layout, concepts of computer usage, use of labor resources, and production and fiscal controls. Prerequisite: PHS 305.
329 Psychological Perspectives on Health (3)
Examines psychological factors involved in health. Topics include appraisal of information concerning risks to health, effects of social comparison on the experience of illness, control processes and coping with illness, emotional and cognitive factors associated with physiological responses to stress, psychosocial factors that moderate stress, including social relationships, personality, and gender, and the processes involved in attitude and behavioral change with respect to health issues. Cross-listed with PSY 329.
336 Coaching Techniques and Tactics (2)
Detailed study of sport fundamentals and teaching and coaching techniques. Elect from the following:
336G Track and Field/Cross Country
337 Foundations and Fitness Training for Coaches (3)
Overview of basic foundations of coaching applications in coaching philosophy, sport science, and sport management with in-depth analysis of sport physiology resulting in American Sport Education Program certification.
338 Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching (3)
In-depth analysis of theory and application techniques in sport psychology to provide understanding of appropriate coaching behavior and resulting in American Sport Education Program certification.
348 Teaching Physical Education II (4)
Analysis and implementation of selected curriculum models including planning lessons and units with emphasis on content development. Assessment and evaluation of teaching and program effectiveness included. Prerequisites: PHS PE major, PHS 247, 393; must be enrolled in PHS 348F concurrently.
348F Physical Education Field Experience (3)
Supervised field experience to provide experience in field settings of the instructional, diagnostic, prescriptive, and evaluative processes of teaching physical education in elementary, middle, and high schools. Taken concurrently with PHS 348.
362 Health Education Pedagogy (4)
Focuses on innovative teaching-learning experiences for health educators. Includes educational theory, curriculum materials, technology resources, instructional methodologies, and assessment/evaluation techniques. Includes 25 field hours in schools, worksites, and community agencies. Prerequisite: PHS 242 or 245 and junior standing.
367 Adapted Physical Education (2)
Individualized instructional approach applied to the study of exceptional students and their physical education needs. Organization and administration of adapted programs, knowledge, and skills related to selected handicaps/conditions, and application of learning in practical and field experience.
375 Psychological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise (3)
Examines antecedents and consequences of individual and group behavior in sport and exercise settings. Focuses on (a) effects of psychosocial factors on performance and participation in physical activity, and (b) effects of physical activity participation on personal growth and development. Prerequisite: PHS 184.
378 Sport and Social Status (3)
Focuses on allocation and socialization. Emphasis upon power in social structure as evidenced in class, status, gender, and race relations.
381 Biodynamics of Human Performance (4)
Mechanics and neurophysiology of movement performance. Prerequisite: ZOO 161. Corequisite: 381L Biodynamics of Human Performance Laboratory.
383 Operational and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training (2)
Planning, implementation, and supervision of an athletic training program. Prerequisites: PHS 183, 183L, and 283.
385 Contemporary Issues in Men’s Health (3)
Focuses on health and medical problems of men. Examines interrelationships between dimensions of health, gender, morbidity, and mortality in men. Prerequisite: junior standing.
386 African Americans and Health Issues (3)
Health disparities and positive health behaviors of African Americans/Blacks are examined. Development of culturally appropriate health promotion, health protection, and preventive services and strategies are discussed.
392 Lifetime and Adventure Activities (3)
Development of personal skills and teaching techniques for lifetime sports and adventure activities. Activities include tennis, golf, swimming, orienteering, ropes course, and hiking.
393 Educational Dance and Gymnastics (3)
Explores elements of dance and gymnastics and provides basis for understanding the integrated and complementary nature of the two disciplines. Provides atmosphere where students will hone their own performance skills and discover methods for teaching and evaluating the skills of others. Prerequisite: PHS 281.
401/501 Advanced Food Science (4)
Application of experimental methods in preparation of food. Comparison and evaluation of food products in relation to acceptability and use. Includes lecture and lab. Prerequisites: PHS 101, minimum of eight hours in chemistry.
MPC 402 Critical Reflection on Practices in Health and Physical Culture (3)
Engages collaborative groups of students and faculty in problembased and/or community service-learning initiatives related to health and the culture of physical activity. Students work in teams to critically analyze a social need or problem, and develop a reflective action plan for the community based on that need. Prerequisite: Senior standing and completion of the PHS Undergraduate Core.
403 Professional Practices in Dietetics (3)
Study of principles of nutrition counseling, dietetic education, and ethics. Develops skills to practice dietetics in both clinical and informal settings for culturally diverse clients. Prerequisites: PHS 101 and PHS 102 and junior standing.
405/505 Advanced Nutrition (3)
Study of normal nutrition and physiologic function in the human. Emphasis on interpretation and use of dietary research data. Prerequisite: PHS 102 and minimum of six hours of chemistry.
406/506 Nutrition Therapy (4)
Fundamental principles of nutrition applied to the feeding of individuals and family in relation to health and disease. Prerequisite: PHS 102.
MPT 407/507 Food and Nutrition for the Aging (3)
Discussion of foods and nutrition as applies to the aging human system. Discusses theories dealing with how humans age, the relationship of nutrients, diseases, and the health status of the elderly. Prerequisite: PHS 102 and junior standing.
MPT 408/508 Perinatal and Childhood Nutrition (3)
Study of human nutrition needs from perinatal period through adolescent period. Prerequisite: PHS 102.
409/509 Nutrition for Sports and Fitness (3)
Study of the interrelationship between nutrition and physical fitness. Discussion of nutritional aspects for specific sports. Examination of nutrition research related to health enhancement and performance. Prerequisite: PHS 102.
415 Wellness Perspectives for Adolescents (3)
Focuses on multidisciplinary teaming in curriculum and program design for improving the health and well-being of youth. Emphasizes developmental health needs of adolescents through a wellness perspective (physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual). Includes systems theory and learner-centered strategies for multidiscipliinary connections across the curriculum including before-school and after-school programming. Required for middle school licensure and health education licensure.
419 Intern Teaching (12)
Intern teaching in elementary and secondary placements for eight weeks each with school-based supervision and university support. Prerequisite for physical education: senior standing, PHS 348 and 348F, and approval of application.
420 Field Experience (1-4; maximum 8)
Practice in field settings of instructional, diagnostic, prescriptive, and evaluative processes in physical education, health, sport studies, and athletic training. Prerequisite: departmental permission.
420A Athletic Training
420B Physical Education Enhancement
420C Sports Studies
420D Exercise Science
420E Health Appraisal and Enhancement
420F Physical Fitness
444/544 International Health: Global Perspectives (4)
Discusses health care systems comparing and contrasting health care in selected countries with the United States. Examples of model health programs in other countries will be discussed. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above. Concurrent Course: PHS 445/545.
445/545 A European Perspective: Health, Social, Economic, and Political Impacts of Health Promotion (4)
Determinants of equity in health juxtaposed to the context of economic, social, and human development is discussed. Examples of effective health promotion and prevention programs in Europe and the research documenting the effectiveness of these programs will be discussed. Prerequisite: junior standing or above. Concurrent Course: PHS 444/544.
450/550 Special Problems (1-4)
Prerequisite: permission of department chair.
453/553 Seminar: Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (1-4)
Advanced study of current developments in technical and organizational aspects of activities within these fields. Prerequisite: junior or graduate standing.
462/562 Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
Introduction to current models of health education programming and the issues and trends therein. Provides knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health education programs.
468/568 Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity (3)
Critically examines the physiological processes and mechanisms thought to underlie the relationships between physical activity, exercise, and health. Prerequisite: junior or graduate standing.
468L/568L Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity Laboratory (1)
Allows engagement in fundamental activities and skills involved in exercise physiology assessment. Co-requisite: PHS 468/568. Prerequisite: PHS 184, PHS 244 (for PHS 468), and Graduate standing for PHS 568.
MPT 471/571 Sport, Leisure, and Aging (4)
Analysis of the relationship between development across the life span and leisure involvement. Prerequisite: junior or graduate standing. Offered infrequently.
472/572 Sport in Schools and Colleges (4)
Socio-historical analysis of competitive sport programs in secondary schools and colleges. Prerequisite: junior or graduate standing. Offered infrequently.
473 Children and Youth in Sport (3)
Influences on and consequences of the involvements of children and youth in sport. Prerequisite: junior standing.
474/574 Sport and Modernization (4)
Analysis of modernization of athletic activities and critical evaluation of modern sport’s social structures and social relations. Prerequisite: junior or graduate standing.
475/575 Women, Gender Relations, and Sport (3)
Explores the meanings of women’s participation in sport and physical activity using sociological, feminist, and cultural studies perspectives. Special consideration given to the ideological significance of sport in U.S. culture and ways in which sporting women accept and challenge contemporary gender relations. Prerequisite: junior or graduate standing.
483 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (4)
Examination of various techniques used to assess fitness status and use of fitness evaluations to develop appropriate exercise prescriptions.
484 Sport Injury Pathology and Emergency Procedures (2)
Techniques of physical appraisal of selected body systems and evaluation techniques for distinguishing normal from abnormal conditions, with special emphasis on athletic injuries and conditions. Prerequisites: PHS 285 and 287.
600 Independent Reading (1-4)
Prerequisite: permission of department chair and instructor.
610 Internship in Exercise, Health, and Sport Delivery Systems (1-4)
Supervised clinical experiences in sport and health agencies coupled with directed readings.
611 Behavioral Approaches to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3)
Analysis of current research and theory in behavioral medicine with a particular focus on health promotion and disease prevention interventions.
612 Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion and Education (3)
Focuses on the role of theory in shaping research and practice in health promotion and education. Includes a historical perspective to investigate the interaction between health education and applied social sciences.
613 Health Communication and Education (3)
Introduces health communication theory and processes for different audiences within the social ecological model. Explores evidence-based strategies when educating for health, including design analysis of health literacy and media literacy.
615 Knowledge Systems in Exercise, Sport, and Health Studies (4)
Analysis of frameworks for generation, organization, communication, and use of scientific and scholarly knowledge in health and physical education.
617 Education For Human Sexuality (3)
Reviews current information on biological and social aspects of human sexuality, specifically directed at graduate training for educators (i.e., school personnel, social service agencies, etc.). Differences in cultural background examined to provide an understanding of how cultural differences affect learning of meanings attached to behaviors involved in sexualities and how they impact pedagogy and class/group dynamics. Cross-listed with FSW 617. Offered infrequently.
620 Research Problems (1-4)
Prerequisite: permission of department chair and instructor.
621 Critical Perspectives on Knowledge Systems in the Exercise, Health, and Sport Studies Fields (2)
Course provides overview of ways in which scholarly knowledge in the exercise, health, and sport studies areas is generated, interpreted, communicated, and validated. Also provides overview of intellectual history/scholarly traditions in the field, and an introduction to the research process.
622 Quantitative Methodological Research Approaches in the Exercise, Health, and Sport Studies Fields (2)
Course provides overview of the methodological procedures used by researchers in the exercise, health, and sport studies fields who adhere to a positivistic, quantitatively-based research approach. Course topics include research design, measurement issues, and basic statistical procedures. Prerequisites: Graduate Status and PHS 621.
623 Qualitative Methodological Research Approaches in the Exercise, Health, and Sport Studies Fields (2)
Course provides overview of the methodological procedures used by researchers in the exercise, health, and sport studies fields who adhere to an interpretive, qualitatively-based research approach. Course topics include research methods, data collection issues, and basic analysis procedures. Prerequisites: Graduate Status and PHS 621.
631 Physiological and Motoric Aspects of Sport (4)
Reviews theory and research in physiology and motor behavior to provide the basis for application and practice in sport.
632 Psychological Foundations of Sport (4)
Examines theory and research relating to social-psychological factors that influence sport behavior and performance.
633 Psychological Interventions in Sport (4)
Examines theory, research, and professional practice related to psychological interventions in sport. Focuses on the use of educational psychological interventions to facilitate personal development and performance of athletes by teaching them strategies and techniques to enhance mental skills.
634 Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise (3)
Examination and analysis of theory and research relating to social psychological factors and group dynamics affecting sport and exercise behavior.
654 Studies in Exercise Behavior (4)
Examines factors affecting exercise adherence, examines current theoretical positions underlying cognitive and behavioral strategies designed to motivate exercise adherence, and identifies major issues and research directions in exercise behavior.
668 Advanced Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity (4)
Advanced level study of the physiological responses and adaptations to physical activity. Heavy emphasis is placed on the nature of control mechanisms and their integration across organ systems. Prerequisite: PHS 468/568 or its equivalent.
673 Developmental Perspectives on Youth Sport Participation (3)
A multidisciplinary developmental analysis of children and youth that focuses on the description and explanation of biological, psychological, and social aspects that relate to sport participation.
675 Socio-cultural Analysis of Sport I (4)
Analysis of socialization into and via sport feeder systems during the preprofessional stages.
676 Socio-cultural Analysis of Sport II (4)
Analysis of work roles in sport as well as the career patterns and contingencies of professionals in sport.
681 Human Motor Control and Learning (4)
Study of the control of human movement focusing on variables that determine the proficiency of motor performance. Includes in-depth examination of the acquisition of skilled movements as a result of practice.
682 Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science (2)
Laboratory-based class examining the various concepts specifically related to measurement and experimentation in exercise science.
683 Design and Evaluation of Individualized Fitness Programs (4)
Examination of research literature on fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Laboratory work includes technologies to assess fitness, use of knowledge gained in exercise prescriptions, and needs of special populations. Prerequisite: PHS 468/568.
684 Advanced Seminar in Exercise Science (1)
Seminar/discussion based class examining the multidisciplinary research in the field of exercise science. There will be a presentation of a current research paper by a faculty member or graduate student followed by in-depth discussion of the presentation and the research paper.
685 Exercise, Aging, and Health Promotion (3)
Examination of research on aspects of the relationship among exercise, health, and selected disease processes. Prerequisite: PHS 468/568.
688 Advanced Biomechanics (3)
Examines biomechanical concepts and applications using math, physics, and physiology. Focuses on the application of force to the human body and how the human body adapts/ reacts to these forces. Involves use of force plates, electromyography, and computer based motion analysis.
700 Thesis, M.A. (1-10; 4 required, 10 toward any degree)
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