Jan 29, 2023  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Health Services Management and Policy

  
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    HSMP 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the concepts of accounting and finance within the context of the health care industry. Course coverage includes basic accounting and finance principles and how these principles are applied in the health care arena. Topical coverage includes financial statement preparation and analysis, cash flow analysis, cost behavior and control, capital acquisition, budgeting, reimbursement mechanisms, and managed care.


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    HSMP 5500 - Health Service Administration

    (3 credits)
    This course presents managerial theory in a way that demonstrates its generic applicability to all types of health service organizations. This is accomplished by using a process orientation that focuses on managerial functions, concepts, principles and roles within context of health care organizations.


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    HSMP 5505 - Managing Health Care Organizations

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HSMP 5500  or permission of instructor. This course focuses on current approaches to leading health care organizations. Students will be presented both the conceptual and technical aspects of the art and science of administering, managing, and leading health care organizations.


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    HSMP 5510 - Long-Term Care Administration

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an introduction to the principles and applications of long-term care administration. General management, personnel management, and government regulations will be discussed. This course will enhance a student’s process toward licensure required for long-term care administrators.


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    HSMP 5525 - Health Services Organization and Delivery

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HSMP 5500  or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the identification and analysis of factors and interrelationships which influence the operation of health care organizations with specific attention to local health departments, hospitals, multi-institutional systems, integrated health systems, and strategic alliances. These organizations will be viewed and discussed comparatively with other types of health service agencies.


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    HSMP 5530 - Health Care Organizations and Law

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This interdisciplinary course is part of the Health Care Management Certificate Program that is totally online. The focus of the course is to provide an overview of the role of law in the health care system for health care administration.


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    HSMP 5535 - Health Policy, Politics, and Analysis

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the analytical skills of policy formation to the health professions. The course will focus on analyzing the processes in the design, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of current health policy.


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    HSMP 5550 - Human Resource Management in Health Organizations

    (3 credits)
    This course focuses on the skills and concepts required to manage people in health service organizations, as well as the human resource implications of changes in the external environment. It focuses on the technical aspects of human resource management, as well as basic managerial skills.


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    HSMP 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HSMP 5505  or permission of the instructor. This course applies the concepts of strategic planning within the context of the health care industry. Issues associated with competing in a changing health care environment are explored with a focus on the development of solutions to problems associated with this change. The strategic management of health care delivery will be addressed from a variety of perspectives, ranging from those of the insurance industry, to public facilities, to large health care networks, to small practices of health care providers.


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    HSMP 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1-6 credits)
    In the field experience, students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. This occurs through work in actual public health field settings. Students will observe and participate in different functions and operations of a public health agency or health service organization. Students with at least 4 years of full-time public health practice experience may be eligible to substitute part of the contact hours with additional learning activities that build on their past public health experience. Please contact the MPH Coordinator for more information.


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    HSMP 5907 - Independent Study in Public Health - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1-3 credits)
    This course is designed for students desiring an in-depth study of health problems in a special area of interest.


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    HSMP 5957 - Special Topics - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is developed and offered when there is sufficient demand for additional study of a specific public health topic. Consultation with the instructor is required prior to enrollment.


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    HSMP 5990 - Readings and Research - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor. Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s academic advisor in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    HSMP 6130 - Public Health Leadership, Policy Development, and Ethics

    (3 credits)
    This course introduces the conceptual, methodological, and ethical foundations of public health leadership leading to the development and analysis of public health policy at the federal, state, and local levels. An applied systematic approach to the practice of public health policy will be used, focusing on establishing evaluation criteria, identifying policy alternatives, using criteria to analyze alternatives, implementing the proposed policy, and evaluating the outcomes.


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    HSMP 6900 - Independent Study

    (1 - 3 credits)
    Independent study on a specific problem or a specific topic in health services management and policy under the supervision of a faculty member. A plan of the study must be approved in advance of registration.


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History

  
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    HIST 5010 - Studies in United States History

    (3 credits)
    Directed research and readings in selected topics in the history of the United States. (every semester) May be repeated.


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    HIST 5017 - Beginnings of America

    (3 credits)
    A history of the establishment of European settlements in America and the development of those colonies in the 16th and 17th centuries.


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    HIST 5030 - Studies in World History

    (3 credits)
    Directed research and readings in selected topics in the history of areas other than the United States or Europe. (every semester) May be repeated.


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    HIST 5057 - Age of Jackson

    (3 credits)
    A study of the era of good feelings, the age of Jackson, sectionalism, and territorial expansion to the eve of the Civil War.


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    HIST 5067 - The Civil War Era

    (3 credits)
    An advanced course in the history of the Civil War Era with emphasis upon secession; economic and military mobilization; battles and campaigns; and the cultural, diplomatic, and political developments in the period from 1840 to 1877.


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    HIST 5097 - The Emergence of the United States 1865-1933

    (3 credits)
    A study of the rise of big business, big labor, big government, and the agrarians in the late 19th century; the Progressive Movement, World War I, League of Nations and the Depression.


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    HIST 5107 - Recent United States, 1935-Present

    (3 credits)
    A study of the New Deal, World War II, the significant changes in American society since the war, and the exercise of great power status in the international affairs.


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    HIST 5127 - Social and Intellectual History of U.S. to 1877

    (3 credits)
    A study of selected and representative social, cultural, and intellectual themes in American history from the colonial period to the end of Reconstruction in the national period.


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    HIST 5137 - Social and Intellectual History of U.S. since 1877

    (3 credits)
    A study of selected and representative social, cultural, and intellectual themes in American history from the end of Reconstruction to the present.


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    HIST 5147 - The Old South, 1607-1860

    (3 credits)
    An advanced course in the story of the South from colonial times to the Civil ar with emphasis upon economic, social, and political developments, including the slavery controversy.


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    HIST 5157 - The South Since 1865

    (3 credits)
    A study of the recent South with special attention to its politics, economy, society, culture, and relationship to national history.


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    HIST 5167 - History of the Southern Appalachians

    (3 credits)
    A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Southern Appalachia from settlement to the 20th century.


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    HIST 5177 - The West in the Life of the Nation

    (3 credits)
    A study of westward expansion and the impact of the frontier on American institutions from the Old Southwest and Northwest frontiers to the Pacific Coast.


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    HIST 5197 - China Summer Abroad

    (6 credits)
    China Summer Abroad stresses the study of Chinese History and Political Science, with emphasis on culture, through lectures and site-visits.


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    HIST 5207 - Ancient Religions

    (3 credits)
    A study of the origins, development, and function of religion in the ancient world of the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Greece and Rome. The course will cover the religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Greece and Rome, as well as Gnosticism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism.


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    HIST 5217 - History of Ancient Greece

    (3 credits)
    A study of ancient Greece from its origins in the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Age, with special emphasis on the political, philosophical, and intellectual ideas which form the basis of Western civilization.


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    HIST 5227 - History of Rome

    (3 credits)
    A survey of ancient Rome from its origins to the fourth century A. D., including the Regal period, the struggle of the Orders, the growth of the Republic, Roman institutions, the Roman conquest of Italy, the fall of the Republic and the growth of autocracy, adjustments in the Empire, the early Christian church, and the culture of Rome and its subject people.


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    HIST 5237 - Women in the Ancient World

    (3 credits)
    A study of the history and circumstances of women in antiquity, including the cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Greece and Rome.


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    HIST 5247 - History of Women in U.S. to 1945

    (3 credits)
    An investigation of the social, economic, and political roles of women in the life of the nation, from European contact with Native Americans to the end of World War II.


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    HIST 5257 - History of Women in Appalachia

    (3 credits)
    The course investigates the role of women in the history of Appalachia (primarily southern and central Appalachia) from the 18th century to the present. Featured topics are race, ethnicity, religious practice, reform, family and community, and rural life.


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    HIST 5327 - Expansion of Europe Overseas

    (3 credits)
    A study of the origins of European expansion, the creation of settler colonies, the “new imperialism” of the nineteenth century, and the impact of these events on non-European peoples and the modern world.


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    HIST 5387 - History of the Holocaust

    (3 credits)
    A study of the background and origins of the Holocaust, including the legacy of anti-Semitism in Christian Europe and the emergence of racial anti-Semitism, the impact of World War I, Hitler’s ideology, and the racial ideas of the Nazi state. Emphasis will also be put on the decision for and implementation of the Final Solution, with emphasis on the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders, as well as how the initially limited Nazi killings expanded into the Holocaust as we know it. Finally, the meaning and possible uniqueness of the Holocaust will be explored.


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    HIST 5417 - Residency I: Methods of Teaching History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisites: CUAI 5416 , CUAI 5426 . Content and methods of teaching history and social studies with emphasis in secondary education. This course earns education credit only and does not meet requirements for a major or minor in history or the MAT degree. Must be taken the fall semester prior to Residency II (student teaching).


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    HIST 5507 - England to 1714

    (3 credits)
    A survey of English history during the 16th and 17th centuries, with emphasis upon events which greatly influenced the world at large.


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    HIST 5517 - England,1714 to Present

    (3 credits)
    A study of British history from 1688 to the present with primary attention directed to the political, economic, and social changes that led the nation from an agrarian and aristocratic kingdom to an industrial and democratic state in the 20th century.


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    HIST 5607 - History of Russia to 1917

    (3 credits)
    A study of politics, society, and culture in Russia from Kievan Rus to the end of tsarism, with emphasis on the latter period.


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    HIST 5617 - History of Russia Since 1917

    (3 credits)
    A study of Russia, with emphasis on politics, ideology, culture, and economic development, from the collapse of tsarism and the Russian Revolution through the Soviet period and the post-Soviet period, including its successor states.


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    HIST 5627 - Modern Germany

    (3 credits)
    A study of the causes and consequences of German unification; the Bismarkian period, the Wilhelmian Age; Weltpolitik and World War I, the Weimar Republic, Hitler and the Nazi Era; World War II and its aftermath. Emphasis will be placed on political, economic, social, and diplomatic developments.


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    HIST 5717 - Modern Middle East

    (3 credits)
    A study of the Middle East from Napoleon through Khomeini, with emphasis on modernization trends and Islamic responses.


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    HIST 5727 - Modern Africa

    (3 credits)
    An advanced, in-depth examination of African social, economic, political, cultural, and intellectual history since about 1800, with special emphasis on the reestablishment of African independence. The principal focus of this class may vary.


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    HIST 5827 - America in the 1960s

    (3 credits)
    The domestic history of the United States during the 1960s, with emphasis on the era’s social and cultural forces: Civil Rights (Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, the Black Power Movement), Social Policy (John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society), the impact of Vietnam and 1968 on the home front (Antiwar Protests, the Counterculture, Student Rights), Modern Feminism, environmentalism, and the popular music and literature of the decade.


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    HIST 5837 - Women Since 1945

    (3 credits)
    An examination of the social, political, economic, commercial, legal, sexual, and racial issues faced by American women since the end of World War II. Topics will include the domestic containment of the 1950s, Betty Friedan’s 1963 groundbreaking study, The Feminine Mystique, birth control, Roe V. Wade, the origins of the protest movements, women’s liberation, defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the rise of radical and conservative.


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    HIST 5847 - American Sports 20th Century to Present

    (3 credits)
    An interdisciplinary study of sport in its historical context: the formation and evolution of various sports, including their economic, political, legal, gender, racial, and sexual aspects, as well as their treatment in popular literature and films.


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    HIST 5927 - World War II in Europe

    (3 credits)
    A study of the background, origins, progress, and consequences of World War II in Europe. Emphasis will be placed not only on political, diplomatic, and military aspects of the war, but also on its broader social, economic, technological, and ideological ramifications.


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    HIST 5937 - World War II in the Pacific

    (3 credits)
    A study of the origins, course and consequences of World War II in the Pacific. Emphasis will be placed not only on the political, diplomatic, and military aspects of the war, but also on the racial, technological, and ideological ramifications. The course will begin with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War 1937 and end with the beginning of the Cold War and the rebuilding of Japan.


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    HIST 5950 - Introduction to Historical Research

    (3 credits)
    The objective of this course is to familiarize graduate students with research methodology and professional standards shared by practitioners in this discipline. This training is fundamental for those who expect to terminate their formal education with an M. A. as well as those who anticipate the pursuit of a Ph.D. in history. (fall)


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    HIST 5957 - Topics in…

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Dependent on subject matter. Selected topics of current interest in history. Offered upon sufficient demand for specified subject matter. Consultation with the instructor is recommended before enrollment. (every semester) May be repeated.


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    HIST 5989 - Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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    HIST 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    HIST 5999 - Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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Human Development and Learning

  
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    HDAL 5017 - Homelessness, Hunger, Poverty, and Politics

    (3 credits)
    An indepth study of homelessness, hunger, and poverty on a national and local scale and the effect of political movements on those issues. A service-learning project may be required. Permission of instructor is required.


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    HDAL 5417 - Family Theories

    (3 credits)
    An overview of major family development theories, including concepts and underlying assumptions, useful for explaining and predicting development and dynamics of families over the life span.


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Interdisciplinary Gerontology

  
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    IDGE 5000 - Introduction to Normal Aging: Interdisciplinary Approach

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an introduction to some of the major conceptual themes and variety of pertinent issues within the field of gerontology from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course gives participating students a common body of knowledge from which they can pursue specific aspects related to the field of aging and the aging process. (fall)


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    IDGE 5500 - Advanced Seminar in Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    (4 credits)
    This course provides a culminating experience for students in the gerontology certificate program. Students will participate in either a research or practice experience and will share progress from their work in this seminar. (spring)


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Journalism

  
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    JOUR 5107 - Reporting Public Affairs

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: A grade of 2. 0 or better in JOUR 2130. Instruction and practice in coverage of local, county and state governments, the court system, and law enforcement agencies. May include field trips for which students must defray personal expenses.


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Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences

  
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    PEXS 5007 - Residency I: Elementary PE Methods

    (3 credits)


    Prerequisites:  

    Admission to Teacher Education is required. Provides instruction and experiences in program content, teaching methods, and learning styles for developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children ages 5 to 9. Emphasis will be placed on movement education, rhythm, body management, fundamental motor skills, and fitness/wellness appropriate to the kindergarten through fifth grade child. Experiences will include working with students within a public elementary school setting during class time.


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    PEXS 5032 - Motor Development Assessment and Programming

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 3032 or equivalent. This course will provide instruction in the hereditary and environmental determinants of motor development; motor behavior of infancy through adolescence; characteristic changes in size, body build, fitness, and motor performance; techniques of appraising motor development; and developmentally appropriate programming. (fall, even years)


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    PEXS 5040 - Motor Control and Learning

    (3 credits)
    The study of human movement with emphasis on the psychological factors which affect skill acquisition and performance. (fall, odd years)


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    PEXS 5110 - Curriculum Development

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to further the understanding of physical education instructors in the area of program planning. (fall, even years)


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    PEXS 5430 - Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

    (3 credits)
    A study of representative policies and procedures for the organization and administration of physical education and athletic programs. (spring, even years)


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    PEXS 5440 - Pedagogy

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to teach students how to understand, recognize, analyze, and demonstrate the range of teaching skills employed by a successful physical education specialist. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical implications of different teaching skills and the contexts in which they are effective. (fall, even years)


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    PEXS 5450 - Advanced Adapted Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Activity

    (3 credits)
    This course will provide instruction in the characteristics and educational considerations for specific disabilities to ensure appropriate evaluation, placement, and instruction for physical education, sport, and leisure activity programs for individuals with disabilities. (spring, odd years)


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    PEXS 5460 - Inclusion in Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Activity

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 4250 or permission of instructor. This course will provide instruction in the approaches, methods, and materials needed for the mainstreaming/inclusion of children, adolescents, and adults with and without disabilities in physical education, sport and leisure activity settings. Research, legislation, and litigation, related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities will be emphasized.


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    PEXS 5467 - Nutrition and Exercise

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide an in-depth investigation of the physiologically and metabolically related aspects of exercise and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases. Students will also learn the scientific basis of how specific health intervention strategies affect these diseases mechanistically from a pathological perspective.


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    PEXS 5470 - Systematic Observation and Analysis of Instruction

    (3 credits)
    This course will provide an overview of techniques and instruments used to observe and analyze instruction in physical education. Practical experience with current observation instruments, and the techniques and methods to develop and implement a personalized observation instrument to improve teaching, will be emphasized. (spring, odd years)


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    PEXS 5520 - Instrumentation in Exercise and Sport Science

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the selection and operation of laboratory equipment used to measure performance, physiological and anthropometrical adaptations of the human body to exercise and sport training. Furthermore, students will analyze and report data collected from the various measurement techniques covered in this course. Identification and explanation of grant funding opportunities for procurement of equipment will be presented.


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    PEXS 5540 - Exercise Testing and Prescription

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 4620 or equivalent. The purpose of this course is to prepare the student in graded exercise testing, recognition of ECG arrhythmias, and exercise prescription for the apparently healthy as well as the diseased adult population. American College of Sports Medicine guidelines are followed, with preparation for ACSM certification. (fall)


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    PEXS 5600 - Sports Conditioning I

    (3 credits)
    Theoretical foundations and practical experiences for the development of the training process to improve sports performance for both sexes. Topics include critical movements and strategies for developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs and periodized training.


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    PEXS 5610 - Sport Physiology I: Muscle Metabolism and Hormonal Control

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 3610 or equivalent. A detailed assessment of the underlying mechanisms behind the acute physiological and biochemical responses to exercise, sport training, and sport performance as they relate to biochemical pathways, muscle physiology, neuromuscular control, endocrinology, and human performance. (spring)


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    PEXS 5620 - Physiology II: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 4620 or equivalent. Underlying mechanisms behind acute cardio-respiratory responses to exercise and chronic cardio-respiratory adaptations to sport training and sport performance for trained, detrained, and master athletes, including mechanism alterations associated with changing environments. (spring)


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    PEXS 5650 - Advanced Concepts in Wellness Promotion

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of wellness theories and practices as they relate to the practice of wellness promotion. Emphasis will be placed on current research and innovative teaching strategies for the Tennessee Wellness Curriculum. (spring, even years)


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    PEXS 5657 - Sports Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of how to enhance athletic performance with proper nutrition. Examines principles of nutritionally sound diets for endurance, speed and strength-related activities. Special nutritional needs will also be discussed (e.g., gaining muscle mass or lowering body fat content).


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    PEXS 5670 - Research Design and Analysis

    (3 credits)
    This course will emphasize the design, analysis, and interpretation of research in the fields of kinesiology and sport management. Emphasis will be placed on comparing different research methods, statistical analysis techniques and interpretation as they relate to various topics in kinesiology and sport management. (fall, spring)


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    PEXS 5717 - Residency I: Secondary Physical Education Methods

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 2955, PEXS 3005, PEXS 3032, PEXS 3080, and admission to Teacher Education. This course provides students with content knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to teach lifetime activity in the secondary school.


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    PEXS 5800 - Internship in Fitness/Exercise Physiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Completed 30 credits in major. This course is designed to provide students with an actual work-site experience in the Fitness Leadership Concentration or a laboratory-oriented experience for students in the Exercise Physiology and Performance Concentration. (fall, spring)


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    PEXS 5911 - Special Studies

    (1-3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide flexibility in the graduate program by giving students an opportunity to study special problems which are of particular significance to them. Workshops are offered as special studies. (fall, spring)


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    PEXS 5912 - Special Studies

    (1-3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide flexibility in the graduate program by giving students an opportunity to study special problems which are of particular significance to them. Workshops are offered as special studies. (fall, spring)


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    PEXS 5957 - Topics in…

    (1-6 credits)
    Selected topics of current interest in physical education. Offered upon sufficient demand for specific subject matter. May be repeated for different topics. Consultation with the instructor is recommended before enrollment. (fall, odd years)


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    PEXS 5960 - Thesis

    (3-6 credits)
    A research project developed, written, and presented under the supervision and guidance of a faculty committee. This course is repeatable and six credit hours are required for the thesis option. (fall, spring)


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    PEXS 5961 - Capstone Project

    (3 credits)
    A major creative, research, or service project developed under the supervision and guidance of faculty. Students will develop, write, and present a significant project that is logistically consistent with the concentration of study and utilized as part of their culminating experiences. (spring, even years)


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    PEXS 5977 - Exercise Management

    (3 credits)
    This course will examine chronic diseases and disabilities that occur in many individuals. It is oriented toward understanding the disease, the effects exercise may have on the diseases, and modifications to general exercise programs. (fall)


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    PEXS 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U). (as needed)


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    PEXS 6270 - Sport Biomechanics

    (3 credits)
    This course develops a foundation in the theoretical and practical skills involved in biomechanics including basic mechanical principles and application to sport and other human movement activities; analyzing movement by qualitative and quantitative measurement of video sequences; identification of key faults; devising strategies for improving technique; application of mechanical principles to the different sexes; and analyzing force plate data using computer software and explaining the significance of the results obtained.


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