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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Kinesiology and Health Education

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Health Education: HED

386. Research Methodologies.
Disciplines of research methods, research design, data-producing techniques, treatment and interpretation of data, reporting on research. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Research Methods: Proposal Writing.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 371 or an equivalent introductory statistics course with a grade of at least C.

Topic 2: Research Methods: Applied Research Techniques.

395. Advanced Topical Studies.
Group and individual studies of advanced topics; critique and synthesis of research findings and of literature. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Foundations of Health Promotion.

Topic 3: Work Site Health Promotion.

Topic 4: Intervention Mapping: Health Promotion Program Development.

Topic 5: Issues in School and College Health.

Topic 6: Theories of Health Behavior.

Topic 7: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention: Epidemiological Approach.

Topic 8: Theories of Substance Abuse.

Topic 11: Human Sexuality.

Topic 12: Child and Adolescent Health Psychology.

Topic 16: Organizational and Social Change for Health Promotion.

Topic 17: Mind/Body Health.
The scientific basis for mind/body health; overview of clinically tested mind/body interventions in each dimension of health: emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social.

Topic 18: Adolescent Problem Behaviors: A Developmental Perspective.
In-depth theoretical and empirical analysis from a developmental perspective of adolescent problem behaviors. Individual and contextual factors related to adolescent substance abuse, early sexual activity, pregnancy and childbearing, and emotional problems.

Topic 19: Public Health Communication: Case Studies.
Introduction to applications of social cognitive learning theory and innovation diffusion theory in the design of campaigns to change health behaviors.

Topic 20: Adult Development, Aging, and Health.

Topic 21: Risk and Resilience in Children and Adolescents.
An introduction to the theories and methods of child and adolescent risk and resilience. Examines resilience processes in populations at elevated risk for negative outcomes and explores how the empirical research of the past two decades has contributed to the development of preventive intervention programs aimed at strengthening resilience in at-risk youth.

Topic 22: Politics of Health and Long-Term Care Reform.

196, 396. Doctoral Seminar.
Individual or shared project research with reports evaluated by seminar participants and the instructor. The equivalent of one or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

396T. Directed Research in Health Education.
Investigation of assigned problems under the direction of a Graduate Studies Committee member; development and demonstration of competence in research design and execution; production of an acceptably written research report. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

197, 397. Research Problems.
Individual or group research in a specialized area of health education. The equivalent of one or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

397P, 697P. Graduate Internship.
Supervised practice in a professional organization or institution. The equivalent of nine or eighteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit by doctoral students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission by internship committee.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in health education and written consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Health Education 698A and written consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and written consent form.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Health Education 399R, 699R, or 999R; and written consent form.

Kinesiology: KIN

382. Conference-Laboratory.
Laboratory or workshop-type instruction dealing with selected problems in specialization areas of kinesiology. Conference course. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Kinesiology 182, 382, Physical Education 382. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 4: Biomechanics Laboratory.
Biomedical Engineering 385J (Topic 24: Biomechanics Laboratory) and Kinesiology 382 (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 36: Biomechanics of Human Movement), two semesters of calculus, and one semester of college physics (mechanics); or consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology.
Knowledge and skills needed to assess the metabolic characteristics of the rat, to evaluate the metabolic characteristics of skeletal muscle, and to perform essential biochemical assays and procedures that are typically used in biochemical and molecular biology experiments. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Laboratory Techniques for Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Designed for students interested in assessing physical fitness and well-being and designing exercise programs in corporate, community, clinical, occupational, and commercial settings. Students receive practical experience assessing physical fitness. Kinesiology 382 (Topic 1: Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology) and 382 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 6: Exercise Testing and Prescription).

Topic 8: Laboratory Techniques in Sport Sciences.
The theory and practice of modern laboratory and field techniques used to evaluate human physical performance and physiological function. Kinesiology 382 (Topic 1: Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology) and 382 (Topic 8) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K or consent of instructor.

Topic 9: Motor Development: Assessment.
Review of screening, diagnostic, or programmatic motor assessment instruments. Includes test psychometrics, test content, appropriate population, and comparable or competing assessments. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 321M or the equivalent, Kinesiology 395 (Topic 45: Seminar in Motor Development), or consent of instructor.

382T. Principles of Neuroscience I.
A proseminar covering the core material on essential topics in neuroscience from the molecular to the systems level. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381C, Biomedical Engineering 382T, Kinesiology 382T, 688QA, Neuroscience 382T, Pharmacy 382T, 688QA, Psychology 382T, 688QA, Zoology 382T, 688QA. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383T. Principles of Neuroscience II.
Continuation of Kinesiology 382T; a proseminar covering the core material on essential topics in neuroscience from the molecular to the systems level. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381D, Biomedical Engineering 383T, Kinesiology 383T, 688QB, Neuroscience 383T, Pharmacy 383T, 688QB, Psychology 383T, 688QB, Zoology 383T, 688QB. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Kinesiology 382T (or 688QA), and consent of instructor.

386. Research Methodologies.
Disciplines of research methods, research design, data-producing techniques, treatment and interpretation of data, reporting on research. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Research Methods: Proposal Writing.
Required of all candidates for the master's degree in kinesiology with thesis or report. Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 371 or an equivalent introductory statistics course with a grade of at least C.

Topic 2: Research Methods: Applied Research Techniques.

395. Advanced Topical Studies.
Graduate seminar in topics related to specialization areas. Additional hours may be required for some topics; these topics are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Ergogenic Aids for Exercise.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Cardiac Metabolism.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 46) (or 395 [Topic 19: Metabolic Reponses to Exercise]), and Chemistry 339 or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Physiology of Aging.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 46) (or 395 [Topic 19: Metabolic Reponses to Exercise]).

Topic 4: Biomechanics of Sport.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 324K and 326K.

Topic 5: Exercise and Preventive Medicine.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K.

Topic 6: Exercise Testing and Prescription.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K.

Topic 7: Dynamics I.
Same as Biomedical Engineering 395 (Topic 1: Dynamics I). Basic principles of rigid-body kinematics. Theory is emphasized, especially Kane's method of dynamics. Additional prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 324.

Topic 8: Motor Control: Neuromuscular Bases.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 336 or consent of instructor.

Topic 9: Motor Control: Performance and Learning.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 335 (Topic 2: Motor Learning) or consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Neural Control of Posture and Locomotion.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 336 or consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Muscle Physiology and Plasticity.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 46) (or 395 [Topic 19: Metabolic Reponses to Exercise]) or consent of instructor.

Topic 13: Aging Motor Systems.

Topic 15: Conditioning for Competitive Athletes.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K or consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Cardiovascular Response to Exercise.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K or consent of instructor.

Topic 18: Fitness Testing and Evaluation.

Topic 21: Children's Exercise and Activity.
Physiological bases for changes in exercise and sports performance and in exercise capacity throughout childhood and adolescence. Includes aspects of cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic changes and issues related to thermoregulation, training, gender, and health and fitness. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 321M and 325K, or consent of instructor.

Topic 23: Critical Issues and Events in American Sport.

Topic 25: Fat Metabolism during Exercise.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 46) (or 395 [Topic 17: Physiology Reponses to Exercise or Topic 19: Metabolic Responses to Exercise]), or Kinesiology 325K and consent of instructor.

Topic 26: Legal Issues in Sport.

Topic 27: Athletics Administration.

Topic 28: Physical Dimensions of Aging.

Topic 29: Ethics in Sport.

Topic 32: Sport Marketing.

Topic 33: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics.
Same as Biomedical Engineering 385J (Topic 22: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics) and Mechanical Engineering 385J (Topic 22: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics). Synthesis of properties of the musculotendon and skeletal systems to construct detailed computer models that quantify human performance and muscular coordination. Additional prerequisite for kinesiology students: Mathematics 341 (or 311), Kinesiology 395 (Topic 36), and consent of instructor.

Topic 35: Dynamics II.
Same as Biomedical Engineering 395 (Topic 2: Dynamics II). Introduction to the formulation of dynamical equations of motion; students solve complex dynamics problems using the computer. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 7).

Topic 36: Biomechanics of Human Movement.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 326K, two semesters of calculus, and one semester of college physics (mechanics); or consent of instructor.

Topic 38: Carbohydrate Metabolism during Exercise.

Topic 42: Facility Management.
Management and operation of sport, recreation, convocation, convention, and other public assembly facilities.

Topic 43: Exercise and Mental Health.
The benefits of exercise in moderating negative psychological states such as anxiety, stress reactivity, and depression. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K.

Topic 44: Sport Finance.
Designed to reinforce students' understanding of finance and its role in sport and health promotion programs, and to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed in the administration of sport and health promotion programs.

Topic 45: Pediatric Motor Development.
Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 321M or consent of instructor; Kinesiology 336 is recommended.

Topic 46: Advanced Exercise Physiology I.
Designed to provide students with the essential graduate background for the application and practice of exercise physiology. The integration of the nervous, skeletal muscle, and cardiovascular systems from the subcellular level to the whole-organism level. Kinesiology 395 (Topic 17: Physiological Responses to Exercise) and 395 (Topic 46) may not both be counted; Kinesiology 395 (Topic 19: Metabolic Responses to Exercise) and 395 (Topic 46) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K.

Topic 47: Advanced Exercise Physiology II.
The physiological and metabolic response to exercise, with emphasis on integrating the whole-body and cellular responses. In a variety of topics, students review basic physiology, focus on responses during exercise, and apply their findings to situations in the clinical and sporting environments. Kinesiology 395 (Topic 40: Applied Exercise Physiology) and 395 (Topic 47) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 46).

Topic 48: Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.
The theoretical structure that underlies social psychology as it has been applied to sport. Emphasis on the psychological concerns that confront coaches in their interactions with individual athletes and teams. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 311K or consent of instructor.

Topic 49: Sports Nutrition.
The nutritional needs of people whose physical activity ranges from recreational to elite competitive athletics. Development of practical dietary strategies that recognize the unique nature of sport and the role of diet in promoting optimal physiological adaptation to training. Three lecture hours and one and one-half discussion hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K or consent of instructor.

Topic 50: Sport Psychology.
The general field of experimental sport psychology, with emphasis on the psychological components of individual performance. Designed to prepare students to discuss the important questions, methodology, and experimental literature in selected areas of sport psychology. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 311K or consent of instructor.

Topic 51: Adult Development, Aging, and Health.

Topic 52: Leadership and Motivation in Sport Organizations.
Determinants and consequences of individual motivation and attitudes in organizations generally and in sport organizations specifically. Theory related to the individual often responsible for motivating people toward organizational goals, the leader.

Topic 53: Sport Sponsorship and Media Relations.
Detailed study of the relationship between the media, corporate sponsorship, and sport. Focus on various media techniques utilized by sport managers, and sport sponsorship basics.

Topic 54: The Biology of Aging.

Topic 55: Assessment of Physical Function in Older Adults.
Introduction to the goals, issues, and procedures that relate to the clinical assessment of physical function in the elderly (sixty-five and older).

196, 396. Doctoral Seminar.
Individual or shared project research, reports evaluated by seminar participants and the instructor. The equivalent of one or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

296T, 396T. Directed Research.
Investigation of assigned problems under direction of a Graduate Studies Committee member; development and demonstration of competence in research design and execution; production of an acceptably written research report. Conference course. The equivalent of one or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

197, 397. Research Problems.
Individual or group research topics in a specialization area of kinesiology. One or three conference or lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form. Some sections also require consent of instructor; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

197P, 397P, 697P. Graduate Internship.
Supervised practice in a professional organization, business, or institution. The equivalent of three, nine, or eighteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in the major department of at least 3.00, and written consent form.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in kinesiology and written consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Kinesiology 698A and written consent of the graduate adviser.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in kinesiology and written consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and written consent form.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 399R, 699R, or 999R; and written consent form.


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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