University Catalog 2005-2006

Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (EFHP)

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism

Prerequisite to all courses: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

500 Workshop in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (1-3:0:0) Provides concentrated full-time workshops, weekend seminars, and workshops on selected topics in exercise, fitness, and health promotion. May be repeated. No more than 6 credits may be applied for degree credit.

522 Anatomy for the Athletic Trainer: Structure and Function of the Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Systems (3:2:1) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and 125 (or their equivalents) and permission of instructor. Promotes familiarity and proficiency with the anatomy of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems of the body, which relate directly to sports-related injuries.

524 Physiology for the Athletic Trainer Including the Pharmacology of Sports Injuries (3:2:1) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and 125 (or their equivalents) and permission of instructor.Promotes familiarity with and proficiency in the physiology, pharmacology, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

526 Athletic Training Perspectives: Evaluation and Prevention of Sports Injuries (3:2:1) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and 125 (or their equivalents) and permission of instructor. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with EFHP 522. Promotes familiarity and proficiency with the assessment and physical examination of sports-related injuries.

528 Advanced Athletic Training (3:2:1) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and 125 (or their equivalents); EFHP 526; and permission of instructor. Promotes familiarity and proficiency with the assessment and intervention of the neuromusculoskeletal system and other systems of the body that relate directly to sports-related injuries.

598 Special Topics (1-6:0:0) Focuses on projects related to exercise, fitness, or health promotion. May be repeated with no more than 6 credits earned.

599 Independent Study in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (1-3:0:0) Study of a problem area in exercise, fitness, and health promotion research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. May be repeated. No more than 3 credits may be earned.

606 Foundations of Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (3:3:0) Insights into historical and philosophical foundations that guide the exercise, fitness, and health promotion professions. Through assigned readings, group exercises, individual research, and class discussion, students explore disciplines, professions, and associated philosophical trends and issues.

610 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3:3:0) Lecture, demonstration, and seminar experiences in the application of research findings to the understanding of physiological function and the effects of exercise on people.

611 Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice (3:2:2) Promotes familiarity and proficiency with methods and instrumentation in assessing individual fitness and establishing a base for exercise and other lifestyle alternatives to improve fitness.

614 Advanced Exercise Nutrition (3:3:0) Advanced study of nutritionÕs relation to physical activity, exercise, and sports. Reviews biochemical, physiological, and behavioral aspects of nutrition in promoting health, fitness, and sports performance. Focuses on nutrient needs during life cycle stages.

615 Epidemiology and Environmental Health (3:3:0) Principles, methods, and application of epidemiology. Reviews behavioral, psychological, social, and environmental risks to disease distribution. Focuses on lifestyle, exercise patterns, and environmental factors to health and disease conditions.

618 Exercise and Sport Psychology (3:3:0) Covers psychological and social-psychological antecedents and consequences of exercise, physical activity, and sports participation. Emphasizes theory and research on personality, motivation, arousal, cognition, attributions, attitudes, self-efficacy, leadership effectiveness, and group -dynamics.

623 Research Design and Statistical Reasoning (3:3:0) Introduces techniques of research and methods of data analysis.

630 Exercise, Health, and Fitness Program Development (3:3:0) Covers exercise and health program development related to fitness and health of adult populations. Provides three to six hours of field experience.

660 Management of Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion Organizations (3:3:0) Advanced study in management and administration of organizations dedicated to human development and improvement of quality of life. Covers application of theories and practices of management and behavioral sciences, fiscal management, marketing, and evaluation research.

670 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3:3:0) Presents qualitative and quantitative research methods for studying teacher and student behaviors in the physical education setting and for engaging the teacher as researcher. Teaching strategies are revisited, action research projects are developed, and current education reform movements are examined.

680 Ethical Issues in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (3:3:0) Covers formulation of a coherent framework for ascertaining the good, right, and just, and for assessing evidence and reason underlying positions and arguments. Examines ethical issues in exercise, fitness, and health promotion.

799 Thesis (1-6:0:0) Explores an exercise, fitness, and health promotion problem using appropriate research methodology and under supervision of graduate faculty member.

802 Readings for the Doctor of Arts in Community College Education (3-9:0:0) Prerequisite: admission to the doctor of arts program in the National Center for Community College Education with a physical education specialty. Intensive reading in recent scholarship in physical education and related fields. Students must propose a reading list, which must be approved by their faculty advisor, and use the list to prepare a literature review that is potentially publishable.