PEP 6301: Physiology of Exercise
This course is designed to educate and inform the student of the basic principles involved in human physiology at a level of detail that allows a fuller understanding of how each individual physiological system functions within the human body. The information presented on-line is divided into eight major classes, each dealing with specific physiological systems. Each Class is sub-divided into Elements that deal with specific sub-topic areas of particular importance. During the course of this class, the information presented in each on-line Class and accompanying reading assignment from the required text will be drawn upon to guide the student to a fuller understanding of the integrated physiological nature of the human body and how these systems response to acute or prolonged physical activity.
PEP 6304: Biomechanics
Biomechanics is a unique blend of biology and mechanics. It is the application and use of engineering principles to answer questions about how humans and animals move in our world. Biomechanical questions can range from the identifying the stiffness of the turkey’s tendon while sprinting to the muscle volume necessary to support the large mass of tyrannosaurus rex during locomotion. In this course you will acquire the necessary skills to analyze the mechanical function of the musculoskeletal system and answer many of the questions you have about human movement. These skills will be based on simple engineering principles that are based on Newtonian mechanics.
PEP 6305: Measurement in Health and Physical Education
A course designed to provide a sound theoretical understanding of the application of measurement and evaluation in educational and exercise science settings. The course content consists of s tatistical skills for data analysis, computer skills for data analysis, measurement theory (reliability and validity), and application and statistical skills and measurement theory to educational and exercise science settings.
PEP 6306: Gender and Cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Fitness
This class is a multidisciplinary integration of epidemiological, psychological, and cultural approaches to the study of physical activity and fitness levels among diverse ethnic groups and minorities in the United States. The focus of this class will be on examining the impact of gender and cultural beliefs on the physical activity and fitness levels of Hispanic, African American, and White adult and children populations and the development of interventions to promote PA and fitness in these populations.
PEP 6309: Policies & Governance of Sport Organizations
Examines the goals, structure, membership, policies, practices, and politics of sport organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the Olympic Movement and the American professional and amateur sports.
PEP 6310: Sports Conditioning & Nutrition
Investigation and application of the principles underlying successful sport and fitness conditioning programs, coupled with a brief analysis of basic nutritional strategies to enhance performance.
PEP 6321: Sport in Contemporary Society
A course designed to acquaint graduate students with the pervasive impact that sport has on society. Students will execute a comprehensive analysis of various socio-cultural issues that interact with contemporary sport. Students enrolled in the course will gain a clearer understanding of the socio-cultural and historical significance of the "institution of sport."
PEP 6331 Strength Training Anatomy
Overview of basic human anatomy and the specific muscles used for different strength training exercises, as well as the antagonist, and synergistic muscles involved in these exercises.
PEP 6332 Introduction to Strength & Conditioning Program Design
Prerequisites: PEP 6331. Introduction to development of strength gaining programs, weight gaining programs, weight loss programs, and basic sports performance enhancement principles.
PEP 6333 Advanced Strength and Conditioning Program Design
Prerequisites: PEP 6331. Advanced principles of strength and conditioning including compound training, complex training, conjugate training, block periodization, and others.
PEP 6340: Principles of Motor Learning
Motor learning theory and application of how people learn and perform motor skills including sport skills, driving a car, writing your name, playing a musical instrument, etc. Physiology of Exercise
This course is designed to educate and inform the student of the basic principles involved in human physiology at a level of detail that allows a fuller understanding of how each individual physiological system functions within the human body. During the course of this class, the information presented in each on-line Class and accompanying reading assignment from the required text will be drawn upon to guide the student to a fuller understanding of the integrated physiological nature of the human body.
PEP 7303: Urban Fitness Programming, Development and Implementation
This course exposes the students to the collaborative efforts of teachers, health educators, research scientists, fitness industry leaders, and government officials to gain a comprehensive understanding of the development, implementation, and evaluation of physical activity/fitness programs. This collaborative approach is reflected in the many techniques used to deliver course content and the varied assessments all designed to prepare the students to assume leading roles in society in the professional area of physical fitness.
PEP 7309: Sport Finance
This course will provide participants with an opportunity to apply funding strategies and techniques for resource acquisition for facility financing and the financial management skills necessary for the successful operation of sports, health, and fitness programs. Participants will develop sound reasoning skills to enable them to resolve issues and provide the leadership necessary to establish collaborative relationship with internal and external entities that impact their organization.
PEP 7310: Instructional Models: Physical Education & Health
Application of instructional and learning theories and research in the design of instructional models in physical and health education.
PEP 7311: Analysis of Teaching Physical Education
Overview of current research on teaching physical education and utilization of descriptive-analytic techniques employed in physical education for supervision, research, and self-evaluation of teaching.
PEP 7312: Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
An introduction to“Physical Activity Across the Lifespan”. Students will cover the overall influence of physical activity on health at three specific stages of life: childhood, adulthood, and elderly. Topics within each section of the course will include the role of physical activity on health, the descriptive epidemiology of physical activity, and the theoretical framework of understanding and promoting physical activity. Topics will also be discussed in terms of differences between males and females and students will develop critical thinking skills about current topics on physical activity during these periods of the lifespan.