Course Descriptions

HEALTH

HE 500 Drug Abuse Education. (3 Hours) A comprehensive study of the history of drug and alcohol abuse, drug addiction and drug therapy. The course covers the economic and social impact of drug abuse on the country and the world. Consultants from various fields such as medicine, law enforcement, social agencies and education are utilized in an attempt to relate to participants all facets of the drug problem including possible solutions. The course is open primarily to graduate students, in-service teachers, counselors, guidance directors, and school and other institutional administrators.

HE 501 Foundations of Health Education (3 Hours)This course is designed to be used as an introduction to students in health education. This course outlines the historical development of health education as a profession and examines critical issues facing health educators today. The philosophy of health education and health promotion serve as a common cornerstone to subsequent coursework. Competencies of health educators will be examined. This course explores the foundation of health education in school, community, clinic and worksite settings.

HE 503 Organization and Administration of School and Community Health. (3 Hours) This course explores the school health education community health programs with emphasis on organization and administration of school, public health, voluntary, and private health programs.

HE 550 Research in Health (3 Hours) This course deals with the process of arriving at dependable solutions to problems through the planned and systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of data related to the field of health. Students will also study the scholarly application of the scientific method to the solving of health problems.

HE 600 Public and Community Health (3 Hours) This course is designed to communicate an understanding in the area of public and community. It traces the beginning of public health and community health and studies the relationship between public and community health.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PE 505 Practicum in Lifetime Sport. (3 Hours) Designed to study lifetime sports such as tennis, archery golf, swimming, badminton, and many others in which one may participate throughout life.

PE 509 Principles and Problems of Coaching. (3Hours) This course is designed to deal with the recognition, discussion, and systematic analysis of controversial issues and problems in coaching and athletics. Topics studied are: psychological sociological implications of athletics, crowd control, of coaches, women and athletics, financial crisis in athletics, personality traits and anatomical structure of athletes, interscholastic athletic competition below high school level, recruitment of minority athletes and financial aid.

PE 510 Theory and Practice of Coaching Basketball. (2 Hours) Designed to give the student experiences in dealing with the basketball program from a scientific standpoint. The student will be exposed to experiences relative to the application of mechanical, physiological, and kinesiological laws to the basketball program. The student will explore the psychology of coaching as well as review some of the problems that are specifically related to the basketball program such as recruiting, theories of the game, organizing practice, sideline coaching, and the rules and regulations of various governing bodies.

PE 511 Theory and Practice of Coaching Football. (2 Hours) Designed to give the student experiences in dealing with the football program from a scientific standpoint. The student will be exposed to experiences relative to the application of mechanical, physiological, and kinesiological laws to the football program. The student will explore the psychology of coaching as well as review some of the problems that are specifically related to football programs such as recruiting, theories of the game, organized practice, sideline coaching, and the rules and regulations of various governing bodies.

PE 512 Theory and Practice of Coaching Baseball.(2 Hours) Designed to give the student experiences in dealing with the baseball program from a scientific standpoint. The student will be exposed to experiences relative to the application of mechanical,physiological, and kinesiological laws to the baseball program. The student will explore the psychology of coaching as well as review some of the problems that are specifically related to the baseball program such as recruiting, theories of the game, organizing practice, sideline coaching, and the rules and regulations of various governing bodies.

PE 513 Theory and Practice of Coaching Track and Field. (2 Hours) Designed to give the student experiences in dealing with the track program from a scientific point of view. The student will be exposed to experiences relative to the application of mechanical, physiological, and kinesiological laws to the track program. The student will explore the psychology of coaching track as well as review some of the problems that are specifically related to the track program such as recruiting, organizing practice and the rules of governing bodies.

PE 540 Organization and Administration of Physical Education In Two and Four Year Colleges. (3 Hours) Study of the organizational structure of physical education in two and four year colleges. The course will cover theory, professional preparation and practices and administration. The course will show how administrative theories are developed. It will dwell on the broad process of administration that might be designed as decision making, communicating, activating, planning and evaluating.

PE 543 Organization and Administration of Sport. (3 Hours) A study of the various organizations and administration patterns of athletics in schools, colleges, universities, and professional athletics.

PE 550 Research in Physical Education. (3 Hours) Study and application of research techniques to selected problems in health, physical education, and recreation.

PE 552 Biomechanics. (3 Hours) In-depth study of the application of mechanical principles to athletic performance. The study will make application of laws of balance, motion, force, work and energy, to track and field, baseball, football, swimming, diving, gymnastics, basketball, golf, and tennis.

PE 553 Advanced Exercise Physiology. (3 Hours) Prerequisite: Human Physiology and/or Introductory. Course in Exercise Physiology. Lectures, discussions and experiments dealing with the structure, function and metabolism of skeletal and cardiac muscles. Emphasis on correlating muscle function with metabolic events. The biochemical basis of adaptation of muscle function is considered.

PE 560 Sociology of Sport. (3 Hours) The course will include the study of processes and patterns of individual and group interaction, the forms of organization of social groups the relationships among them, and group influences on individual behavior  within a sport context will be discussed.

PE 587 Independent Study. (1 Hour) Implementation of individual student research project under the guidance of an advisor.

PE 589 Independent Study. (2 Hours) Opportunity for students to undertake independent study and research under the direction of a faculty member. The student will submit a written report and may be asked to stand a comprehensive examination of his work.

PE 590 Thesis Writing and Research In Physical Education. (1-6 Hours) An independent investigative work in physical education. The candidate chooses a problem, but approval by his chairman is required. Credit is granted only after thesis is completed and approved by the department.

 

RECREATION

REC 104 (3) Introduction to Recreation. This course presents an orientation to the field of organized recreation in terms of its history, philosophy, and development, and the contribution of organized recreation to the leisure and play movement, to the school and community. (F)

REC 205 (3) Cultural and Recreation Program Planning. The course is designed to provide students a variety of experiences in the development of cultural and recreational opportunities and events for a multicultural society. (F)

REC 218 (3) History and Philosophy of Recreation. This course provides a thorough investigation of the philosophical basis for recreation, history, events, landmark legislation and the formation of the4 profession.

REC 225 (1) Practicum in Recreation Administration. Recreation administration experiences will be obtained for students during the fall semester at local recreation administration agencies institutions. Students will have opportunities to gain experience as an observer in program planning principles and procedures. (F)

REC 305 (3) Facilities, Design and Maintenance. This course provides various learning experiences in facility, equipment, and areas designed uniquely for recreation. Consideration will be given to new trends in building and park designs. Equipment purchase and development will also be discussed. (S)

REC (3) Recreation Leadership. The content of the course is designed to teach various methods and techniques utilized in developing competent recreation leaders. Students will have experiences in conducting recreational programs for all ages. (F)

REC 308 (3) Camp Counseling and Programming. The course is designed to offer experiences in organized camping techniques; induvial and group counseling skills as well as programming procedures which include out-door cookery, camp, crafts, dramatics, nature study, and other camping activities. (S)

REC 317 (3) Urban and Community Recreation. This course is a study of the various aspects, problems and practices of recreational agencies in urban areas. Students will be afforded experiences in the organization of street groups, family projects, commercial groups, and neighborhood schools. (S)

REC 325 (1) Practicum in Recreation Administration. Experiences in recreation administration will be obtained by students at local recreation administration agencies that have viable programs. Students will gain experiences in initiating leadership and programming techniques. (S)

REC 350 (3) Introduction to Leisure Education. Introduces students to the concept of leisure, fundamental, and critical trends, and future perspectives vital for growth and development of leisure attitudes.

REC 404 (3) Recreation Program Design. This course entails a study of various aspects, problems, and practices of agencies governmental, and private programs and their planning with particular emphasis on playground, community and teen center plans and procedures. (S)

REC 405 (2) Outdoor Recreation Programming. Emphasis of this course is placed on the philosophy, scope, and trends in outdoor recreation. It includes planning, administering, programming, and evaluating various outdoor recreation programs. (S)

REC 406 (3) Legal Issues in Recreation. This course provides a legal structure by which students can best learn liability, legal and risk management principles, and understand and develop professional ethics.

REC 415 (3) Current Issues and Trends in Recreation. This course focuses on critical issues and trends surrounding the professional practice of recreation, leisure, play and recreation administration and the challenges for future growth and development. This course will also focus on leisure style development, resource allocation and decision marking for a constantly changing society.

REC 418 (3) Principles, Practices, and Procedures in Recreation. This course provides an overview of service delivery, practice, guidelines, theories, facilitation techniques and evaluation of the recreation and leisure process.

REC 421 (3) Management in Recreation. This course is a study of principles, methods, techniques, organizational patterns, personnel, public relations and administrative problems involved in the management of recreation, leisure and park programs. This course of study includes finance and budget, the art of human relations, communication, problem solving skills and techniques.

REC 423 (3) Research and Evaluation in Recreation. Emphasis is placed on the principal and techniques of research and evaluation in therapeutic recreation to the organization, administration, and objectives of viable therapeutic recreation programs. (Sum)

REC 424 (3) Seminar in Recreation Administration. This course will emphasize review of current recreation administrative literature; completing abstracts, budget planning, community relations and annotated bibliographies; role paling, situation resolution and site visits. Students will be expected to take a major leadership role in the course. (F, S)

REC 425 (9) Recreation Internship. Emphasis is placed on supervised leadership assignments in public or private agencies with emphasis on a variety of recreation leadership experiences common to such organization programs. Students will have the responsibility of planning, implementing and evaluating a special program during internship. (F, S)

 

SPORTS SCIENCE

SC 501 Strength & Conditioning (3 hours) This course will enable the student to develop knowledge and expertise in the areas of strength training, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, reaction time, speed, and agility in traditional and non-traditional sports. Emphasis will be placed on implementation and measurement of the above programs in conjunction with athletic development.

SC 501L Strength & Conditioning Lab (1 hour)This lab will enable the student to develop practical knowledge and expertise in the areas of strength training, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, reaction time, speed, and agility in traditional and nontraditional sports. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on and measurement of the above areas n conjunction with athletic development.

SC 545 Sport Psychology and Sociology (3 hours)This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the field of social psychology and the theories that apply to the world of sport and physical activity. This course will focus upon and provide an overview of the major social factors and theories that affect those involved in sport. In-depth discussion of the interactions between the athlete, team, coach and spectators will occur.

SC 550 Internship (3/6 hours) The internship is the capstone experience for the Graduate Sport Science student. The internship allows the student to work and learn outside of the classroom at an approved site selected by the student. This internship is designed to be a mutually beneficial experience and provide a practical, experiential learning environment for competent, energetic students. The student is required to complete a total of 250 hours (per 3 hour credit) working at an approved internship site.

SC 600 Thesis (3/6 hrs) Students select a topic for original research; conducts and writes their research during the course of the class.

SPM 510 Sport Marketing. (3 hours) This course addresses the principles of sport marketing which include the areas of marketing, promotion, and fundraising within the context of interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, and professional sports. The course will include an overview of the past and present sport business industry and market; sport marketing theory and systems; the content, pricing, distribution, and promotional techniques of the sport product; media relations; endorsements and sponsorships; and licensing.

SPM 512 Facility Design and Maintenance. (3hours) This course will provide the student with the practices and principles of planning, designing, constructing and developing sport facilities, including swimming pools, recreation centers, gymnasiums, fitness centers, golf courses, stadiums, ice skating rinks, skateboard parks, ball-fields and much more. Significant emphasis is placed upon wise land-use practices, current planning, design, construction and development techniques and standards, and, efficient, effective and practical recreation facility planning, design, construction and development.

SPM 515 Governing Bodies & The Law. (3 hours) This course is designed to provide the graduate student with information concerning the history, basic structure and governing principles of various sport agencies. The course will include, but is not limited to an examination of case law (collective bargaining, contracts, etc.), the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and professional sports leagues in the United States and Europe.

SPM 530 Sport Finance. (3 hours) This course is an examination of the principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sport industry.

SPM 543 Sport Administration (3 hours) A comprehensive study of the various organizations and administrative patterns of athletics in schools, colleges, universities and other professional sport organizations. This course provides an introduction to the study of administrative considerations of various sport programs, including aims, policies, principles, staffing, scheduling, finance, facilities and equipment, maintenance, legal considerations, risk management, publicity and program evaluation within the realm of sport management and administration.

SPM 560 Ethics of Sport. (3hours) This course is designed to provide the graduate student with information concerning ethical theories and issues relating to sport and physical activity.

SPM 590 Sport Internship (3/6 hours) The internship is the capstone experience for the Graduate Sport Science student. The internship allows the student to work and learn outside of the classroom at an approved site selected by the student. This internship is designed to be a mutually beneficial experience and provide a practical, experiential learning environment for competent, energetic students. The student is required to complete a total of 250 hours (per 3 hour credit) working at an approved internship site.

SPM 600 Thesis (3/6 hours) Students select a topic for original research; conducts and writes their research during the course of the class. 

 

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

TREC 104 (3) Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation. This course provides orientation to the field of therapeutic recreation in terms of its history, philosophy, development, practice procedures and the contribution of therapeutic recreation to the school, community, and client. (F)

TREC 218 (3) History and Philosophy of Therapeutic Recreation. This course provides a thorough investigation of the philosophical basis for therapeutic recreation, history, events, landmark legislation and the formation of the profession.

TREC 225 (1) Practicum in Therapeutic Recreation. Learning experiences will be provided for students during fall and summer at local therapeutic recreation agencies. Students will have opportunities to gain experience as an observer in programming procedures.

TREC 313 (3) Implication of Disabling Conditions in Therapeutic Recreation. This course is designed to provide students with knowledge, and skills in planning and developing opportunities and for persons with various disabilities and the implications related to service delivery.

TREC 325 (1) Practicum in Therapeutic Recreation. Experiences will be obtained by students at local agencies institutions that have viable therapeutic recreation programs. Students will gain experiences in initiating leadership and programming techniques and procedures. (S)

TREC 329 (3) Programs Design and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation. This course presents a study of the various therapeutic recreation programs and problems encountered in recreation program planning for the special population. (S)

TREC 415 (3) Current Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation. This course focuses on critical issues and trends surrounding the professional practice of therapeutic recreation and the challenges for future growth.

TREC 418 (3) Principals, Practices, and Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation. This course provides an overview of service delivery, practice, guidelines, theories, facilitation techniques and evaluation of the therapeutic recreation programs.

TREC 421 (3) Management in Therapeutic Recreation. This course is a study of the principals, methods, techniques, organizational patterns, personnel, public relations, and administrative problems involved in the management of therapeutic recreation programs.

TREC 423 (3) Recreation and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation. Emphasis of the course on the principals and techniques of research and evaluation in therapeutic recreation to the organization, administrators, and objectives of viable therapeutic recreation programs. (Sum)

TREC 424 (3) Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation. This course is designed to provide students with current information that pertains to issues, practices and procedures in therapeutic recreation. Emphasis will be placed on reviewing the literature, doing case studies, and abstracts.

TREC 425 (9) Therapeutic Recreation Internship. Emphasis is placed on supervised leadership assignments in public or private agencies institutions with emphasis on a variety of therapeutic recreation leadership experiences common to such organizational programs. Students will have the responsibility of planning, implementing, and evaluating a special senior program during internship. (F, S)