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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Human Performance

Page address: https://grad.mnsu.edu/programs/bulletin/phyed.html

College of Allied Health and Nursing
Department of Human Performance

1400 Highland Center
507-389-6313

Program diversity is a hallmark of graduate programs within the Department of Human Performance at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Human Performance graduate students may pursue a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MS) Degree in a variety of graduate programs.

Graduate programs include: Athletic Training, Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology, Physical Education (Developmental Adapted Physical Education & Pedagogy Emphases), Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Sport Management.

  

Athletic Training

This program will prepare graduate students to enter the health care field of athletic training. Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians, and other health care professionals to provide services that include injury/illness prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions sustained or exacerbated by participation in athletics and other physical activity. ATs work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state regulatory statutes. ATs are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals, who fall under the allied health professions category as defined by Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Athletic trainers are assigned National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers, and the taxonomy code for athletic trainers is 2255A2300X. Athletic trainers are listed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the “professional and related occupations” section along with other mid-level health care professionals. 

Athletic Training MS (44-credit Professional Program)

Common Core

HP 539            Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport  (3)

HP 542            Evaluation Techniques I  (3)

HP 543            Evaluation Techniques II  (3)

HP 556            Athletic Testing & Conditioning  (2)

HP 572            Psychology of Sport and Athletic Injury  (3)

HP 584            Clinical Experience I  (2)

HP 585            Clinical Experience II  (2)

HP 606            Anatomic Basis of Musculoskeletal Injury  (3)

HP 607            Athletic Training Techniques  (3)

HP 621            Therapeutic Interventions I  (3)

HP 622            Therapeutic Interventions II  (3)

HP 639            Pathology & Pharmacology in Athletic Training  (3)

HP 670            Seminar in Healthcare Administration & Professional Development  (3)

 

Research Methods - Choose 4 credits.

HP 615            Research Methodology and Statistical Concepts  (4)

 

Capstone Sequence - Choose 4 credits. Both courses are required.

 HP 684            Clinical Experience Capstone I  (2)

HP 685             Clinical Experience Capstone II  (2)

  

Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology MS

(34 credits required)

The MS Degree in exercise physiology trains graduate students on the latest science of performance testing and exercise prescription for a wide range of populations. Students and faculty from our laboratory present and publish routinely on the topics in exercise assessment and prescription.

Common Core (24 credits)

HP 601      Advanced Physiology of Exercise (3)

HP 602      Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology (2)

HP 605      Nutrition in Human Performance (3)

HP 609      Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Performance (3)

HP 610      Statistical Methods (3)

HP 619      Topics in Youth Physical Activity and Sport (3)

HP 630      Techniques of Research (3)

HP 645      Physical Activity and Chronic Disease (3)

HP 693      Seminar in Exercise Science (1)

Electives

BIOL 517     Biology of Aging and Chronic Diseases (3)

BIOL 533     Cardiovascular Physiology (3)

BIOL 538     General Endocrinology (3)

BIOL 566     Principles of Pharmacology (3)

BIOL 574     Immunology (4)

HLTH 551    Emotional Health and Stress (3)

HLTH 560    Introduction to Epidemiology (3)

HP 539        Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport (3)

HP 566        Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription (3)

HP 567        Worksite Wellness Program Development (3)

HP 570        Psychology of Coaching (3)

HP 572        Psychology of Sport and Athletic Injury (3)

HP 642        Issues in Sports Medicine (3)

HP 649        Sport in American Culture (3)

HP 677        Individual Study (1-4)

HP 680        Systematic Reading in Physical Education and Human Performance (1-2)

Capstone Options (Consult with advisor.)

HP 694        Alternate Plan Paper (1-2)

HP 696        Manuscript (1-4)

HP 698        Internship (1-10)

HP 699        Thesis (1-4)

 

 

Physical Education MA

(Pedagogy and DAPE Emphases)

The program is designed to enhance pedagogical knowledge and teaching skills in physical education and developmental adapted physical education (DAPE). The content courses are project-based, in line with best practices in teaching physical education and DAPE.

Common Core  (both emphases)

HP 610        Statistical Methods (3); or KSP 675* Data Informed Decision Making (3)

HP 620*      Typical and Atypical Motor Development Across the Lifespan (3)

HP 623*      Current Issues in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education (3)

HP 647*      Fitness Education (3)

Research Methods Course  (both emphases)

HP 630      Techniques of Research, or substitution of KSP 609* Research Methods (3)

 

Pedagogy Emphasis (A total of 34 credits are required for the program.)

HP 608*      Curriculum Design in Physical Education (3)

HP 617*      Models and Instructional Strategies in Physical Education (3)

HP 627*      Systematic Observation in Physical Education (3)

HP 658*      Authentic Assessment in Physical Education (3)

HP 668*      Applications in Physical Education (3)

Elective

Any graduate elective (2-3)

Pedagogy Capstone Options (2-4 cr)  (Consult with advisor on graduate capstone options.)

HP 694      Alternate Plan Paper  (1-2)

HP 696      Manuscript (1-4)

HP 698      Internship (1-10)

HP 699      Thesis (1-4)

 

Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) Emphasis (A total of 35 credits are required for the program.)

HP 511*      Developmental Adapted Physical Education (3)

HP 512**     Assessment in Adapted Physical Education (3)

HP 523**     Teaching Strategies in Developmental Adapted Physical Education (3)

HP 545*      Teaching Students with Cognitive and Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (3)

HP 571*      Consulting Techniques in DAPE (3)

SPED 605*   Intro to the Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children and Youth (3)

DAPE Capstone (2 cr)

HP 698      Internship (1-10)

 

 * Course offered online

** Course offered summers only, face-to-face delivery

 

Sport and Exercise Psychology

This graduate program is designed to develop a theoretical base in the discipline of sport and exercise psychology; and better prepare students, coaches, and consultants to apply such knowledge to performance enhancement issues associated with competitive athletics and exercise settings.

Students work directly with local college, high school and recreational athletes; and, can work towards certification at the same time. The courses in our program count towards certification, as does students' work with exercisers and athletes.

Sport and Exercise Psychology MA

(36 credits required)

Common Core
CSP 571 Interpersonal Helping Skills 3
HP 572 Psychology of Sport and Athletic Injury 3
HP 610 Statistical Methods 3
HP 640 Seminar in Sport Psychology 1
HP 641 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 3
HP 644 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
HP 646 * Exercise Psychology & Behavior Change 3
HP 648 Professional Ethics in Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
HP 649 Sport in American Culture 3
Restricted Electives
Certification Option
Choose 5 Credit(s).
HP 682 will be repeated in two semesters to earn the 5 credits for the option.

HP 681 Supervised Experiences in Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
HP 682 * Practium in Sport and Exercise Psychology 1

Non-Certification Option
A total of 5-7 credits is required for the option.
Core Course

HP 570 Psychology of Coaching 3
Electives
Select one elective course. An other elective course may taken with approval of advisor.

HP 514 Physiology of Exercise 3
HP 620 Typical and Atypical Motor Development Across the Lifespan 3
PSYC 505 Motivation 4
PSYC 555 Abnormal Psychology 4
PSYC 618 Multivariate Analysis 4
SOC 580 Qualitative Methods 3
Research/Methods Course(s)
HP 630 Techniques of Research 3
Capstone Course
Choose 2 - 3 Credit(s).
Students should choose a capstone project option in consultation with their advisor.

HP 694 Alternate Plan Paper 1-2
HP 696 Manuscript 1-4
HP 698 Internship 1-10
HP 699 Thesis 1-4

 

Sport Management

The Sport Management graduate program is designed to provide advanced professional preparation that develops competitive sport management leaders through a comprehensive education in both theory and its application in sports business. The program prepares students with sport business concepts and develops skills and knowledge in the following areas: management, marketing, promotions, communication, legal preparation, public relations, consumer behavior, facilities, and finance. The curriculum follows the guidelines set for the preparation of students in sport management by the NASSM/NASPE. Students have the option of pursuing their Master’s degree on a thesis or internship track as well as other options.

Sport Management MA

Internship option - 36 cr; Thesis - 30-32 cr; Manuscript - 34 cr

Common Core - 24 cr

HP 610      Statistical Methods (3) 

HP 625      Sport Ethics and Professional Development (3)

HP 630      Techniques of Research (3) 

HP 650      Principles of Sport Management (3) 

HP 651      Sport Management Seminar (3) 

HP 665      Sport Law (3) 

HP 667      Advanced Sport Marketing (3)

HP 698      Internship (3)

Electives - 3-8 cr

HP 535      Planning Sport Facilities (3) 

HP 637      Sport Media, Sponsorship, & Sale (3) 

HP 638      Managing Sporting Events (3) 

HP 641      Psychology of Sport & Exercise (3)    

HP 649      Sport In American Culture (3) 

HP 660      Financial Aspects of Sport (3)

HP 661      Mgt. & Adm. of Intra. & Rec. Sport (3) 

HP 688      Applied Sport Business (3)

Note: Other graduate electives must be approved by your advisor.

Capstone Options (Choose one.)

HP 698       Internship  (1-10)

HP 699       Thesis  (1-4)

HP 696       Manuscript  (1-4)

 

 

Course Descriptions

HP 511 (3) Developmental/Adapted Physical Education

Legal and theoretical bases for teaching physical education to students with disabilities. First course in D/APE sequence.

HP 512 (3) Assessment in Adapted Physical Education

Evaluation of motor skills and fitness among students with disabilities.

HP 513 (2) Life Span Motor Development

Study of early childhood motor development from infancy through preschool age, including information on delayed development.  Summer:  All Years.

HP 514 (3) Physiology of Exercise

Introductory study of the effects of both acute and chronic exercise on structure and function of the human body across the life span.

Prerequisite: Biol. 220, 230, HP 175

HP 517 (3) Principles of Wellness Coaching

This course contains content associated with achieving entry-level certifications for wellness coaching. Health behavior change strategies are emphasized within the context of the health coaching theory, coaching relationship skills, well-being assessment, and goal setting.

HP 518 (3) Intercultural Competence for Allied Health Professionals

Studying abroad is a transformative experience that has the power to challenge our thinking and our perspective on the world. This experiential course will help you become a global citizen, develop intercultural competence, and enhance your abilities to work in health-related fields with diverse clients and patients. Specifically, we will be participating in intercultural activities before the study abroad and several cultural immersion activities while abroad (e.g., participating in a traditional cultural ceremony).

HP 519 (2) Teaching Dance to Individuals with Exceptional Needs

Adaptation of dance materials to facilitate learning of individuals with special needs through simulated and hands-on teaching experiences.

Prerequisite: HP 109

HP 523 (3) Teaching Strategies in Secondary Developmental Adapted Physical Education 

Develop teaching strategies, curricular programming, and adaptations/modifications for students with disabilities in secondary physical education settings. Application of these strategies in fieldwork experiences with students with disabilities in physical education/DAPE settings. 

HP 535 (3) Planning Sport Facilities

The in depth study of the planning, development, and management of sport facilities (athletics, recreation, fitness/wellness centers, physical education,etc.) utilizing and working with partners, vendors and expert resources.

HP 537 (3) Sport Media, Sponsorship & Sales

An in-depth study of sport management theories, policies, objectives, and strategies applied to sport marketing through the functions and areas of sport sponsorships, sales and media.

HP 539 (3) Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport

This course provides in-depth exploration of the dietary needs of physically active individuals across the life span. Its laboratory component will focus on performance and interpretation of assessments commonly used to determine dietary and physiological status. (F, S)

HP 542 (3) Evaluation Techniques I

Principles of the etiology, pathology, assessment, recognition, and development of a treatment and referral plan for lower body injuries/illnesses suffered by athletes and physically active individuals. This includes the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh, hip, pelvis, and lumbar spine. This course is designed for graduate athletic training students.

(F)

HP 543 (3) Evaluation Techniques II

Principles of the etiology, pathology, assessment, recognition, and development of a treatment and referral plan for upper body injuries/illnesses suffered by athletes and physically active individuals. This includes the head, cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder complex, arm and elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers. This course is designed for athletic training students. (S) All years

HP 545 (3) Teaching Students with Cognitive & Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities

Theory, strategies, and best practices for teaching physical education to students with cognitive disabilities (including mental retardation, autism, and multiple disabilities accompanying mental retardation) and emotional/behavior disorders.

HP 556 (2) Athletic Testing and Conditioning

The field testing, exercise instruction, and the periodization of exercise prescription for athletes and physically active individuals will be included in this course. In addition scientific strategies for enhancing strength, power, and endurance performance along with statistical and computer-aided program design will be included. (F, S)

HP 566 (3) Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription

An introduction to basic graded exercise tests and exercise prescription commonly used in clinical as well as health/wellness appraisal settings.

Prerequisite: HP 175, HP 414

HP 567 (2) Worksite Wellness Program Development

Reviews the contextual issues and health policies in the workplace. Efficacy of best practices in worksite wellness strategies, employee engagement, program design and implementation, and program assessment are explored.

HP 570 (3) Psychology of Coaching

To introduce interested students, professionals, and coaching licensure candidates to the psychological literature and latest techniques associated with coaching in an athletic setting.

Prerequisite: Psych. 101 or equivalent

HP 571 (3) Consulting Techniques in D/APE

Study of techniques of consulting in D/APE with the spectrum of individuals involved in the IEP process, including but not limited to: students with disabilities, general physical education teachers, other school professionals and support service personnel, families/parents, peer tutors, and community agencies, to enhance the learning of students with disabilities both within and outside the classroom setting.

HP 572 (3) Psychology of Sport and Athletic Injury

This course provides understanding and application of the psychology of sport and injury. Topics include psychological concerns, psycho-social antecedents of injury, psychological skills to implement with patients who are injured as a result of participation in athletics and physical activity. (F)

HP 577 (3) Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies

Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies (3 semester credits) is a course that focuses upon the complexity of health behavior change and the skills necessary for a health promotion professional to assess, plan, and evaluate behavior change interventions for individuals and communities. Health behavior change theories and strategies will be discussed. Topics covered in class will include: behavior modification, goal setting, self-management, coping skills, and social support. Emphasis will also be given to the impact of policy and environmental influences on behavior.

HP 582 (1) Coaching Practicum

Supervised experience in a public school varsity/junior varsity sport setting.

Prerequisite: first aid and coaching theory and athletic training

HP 583 (3) Cardiac Rehabilitation

A course designed to provide experience for persons seeking leadership roles in institutions housing programs of rehabilitative cardiovascular exercise and risk factor intervention.

Prerequisite: HP 4/514 and 4/567 or equivalent

HP 584 (2) Clinical Experience I

The laboratory portion of this course will require the student to learn, practice, and be assessed on the psychomotor skills learned in HP 542. The application of clinical assessment psychomotor skills will be applied during the supervised clinical experience component of the course. This will provide the student with the opportunity to apply his/her skills in a real clinical environment on-campus, at small private colleges, at local high schools, in a hospital and clinic settings, and in emergency rooms and ambulance settings while being supervised by a preceptor. This course is designed for graduate athletic training students. (F)

HP 585 (2) Clinical Experience II

The laboratory portion of this course will require the student to learn, practice, and be assessed on the psychomotor skills learned in HP 453. The application of clinical assessment psychomotor skills will be applied during the supervised clinical experience component of the course. This will provide the student with the opportunity to apply his/her skills in a real clinical environment on-campus, at small private colleges, at local high schools, in a hospital and clinic settings, and in emergency rooms and ambulance settings while being supervised by a preceptor. This course is designed for athletic training students. (S) All years

HP 590 (1-4) Workshop

Content is variable and based on special topic.

HP 601 (3) Advanced Physiology of Exercise

Integration of advanced concepts related to metabolic, endocrine, and cardiopulmonary function during exercise. 

Prerequisite: HP 514

HP 602 (2) Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology

Laboratory experiences for advanced exercise physiology students, including various fitness and clinical tests, lactate analysis, spirometry, and measurement of expired gases.

Prerequisite: HP 4/514 or equivalent; HP 601

HP 603 (3) Foundations of Coaching

Basic understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of the sport science areas related to coaching. Current issues and topics addressing the foundations and challenges of the prospective coach including coaching philosophy, pedagogy, sport psychology, sport medicine, and sport physiology.

HP 605 (3) Nutrition in Human Performance

An in-depth study of the nutritional needs of athletes and other active individuals, including discussion of current research in the area.

Prerequisite: HP 601

HP 606 (3) Anatomic Basis of Musculoskeletal Injury

Students will gain an understanding of the anatomic and pathologic concepts necessary to assess musculoskeletal injury. The course is designed for athletic training and other health care related students. (Summer)

HP 607 (3) Athletic Training Techniques

This course provides an introduction to the profession of athletic training, as well as an overview of essentials principles of athletic training. Emphasis will be on the history of the profession, career opportunities and job settings; recognition, prevention, and care of athletic injuries; pre-participation physical exams, emergency preparation and procedures, environmental illnesses, tissue healing; proper selection, care, and use of protective equipment, taping, wrapping, bracing procedures. This course is designed for the graduate athletic training student. (Summer)

HP 608 (3) Curriculum Design in Physical Education

Developing curriculum in physical education focusing on current theories and models, factors influencing curriculum, scope and sequence, scheduling, and assessing curricula.

HP 609 (3) Neuromuscular Aspects of Performance 

Integration of advanced concepts related to neuromuscular physiology, assessment, and exercise prescription. Functional movement screening, resistance training, and periodization for strength and power will be explored. 

HP 610 (3) Statistical Methods

Introduction to the concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics, applied and theoretical research, and validity and reliability methods used in the disciplines of physical education, human performance, and exercise science.

Prerequisite: an undergraduate or graduate level statistics class or a "test and measurement" class.

HP 611 (3) Exercise Science for Coaches

To acquaint the prospective coach with basic principles and applications of exercise science. Topics include kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition and periodization strategies for strength training and conditioning.

HP 612 (3) Inclusive Physical Education

Legal, philosophical, and practical bases of including students of all abilities and in general physical education.

HP 613 (3) Sports Medicine for Coaches

Prevention, acute care, and recognition of injuries commonly incurred during participation in athletic activities. This course is designed for graduate coaching certificate candidates and other graduate students interested in improving their knowledge and skill in the area of sports medicine.

HP 615 (4) Research Methodology and Statistical Concepts

This course provides an introduction to both research methodology and statistical concepts in the discipline of human performance. This course focuses on the development of research design and choice of appropriate statistics to address a research question. (F,S) (Summer)

Prerequisites: One of the following - HP 464, HP 403, or STAT 154; includes admission to a graduate program in Human Performance, and an undergraduate or graduate level statistics course or a "test and measurement" course.

HP 616 (3) Applied Sport Psychology for Coaches

This graduate class applies sport and exercise psychology principles to the coaching profession. Students will learn how to integrate sport and exercise psychology principles into their day-to-day activities and how to teach mental skills in an individual and group setting.

HP 617 (3) Models and Instructional Strategies in Physical Education

Best practices utilizing models of teaching, learning styles, and instructional strategies in physical education.

HP 618 (3) Athletic and Coaching Administration

This course provides students with fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge in administrative principles and techniques. Knowledge of administration theory and practice; including leadership, communications, public relations, marketing, ethical and legal issues, finances and, human resource management are included.

HP 619 (3) Youth Physical Activity, Sport, and Physiological Development 

Topics in Youth Physical Activity and Sport (3 semester credits) is a graduate level course that will focus on three major topics. The first topic will cover youth physical activity and sedentary behavior, examining past and current perspectives. The second focuses on physical activity and sport programs in school and community settings. The third examines major issues that separate youth from adults in the physiology of exercise, training, and sport programming. 

HP 620 (3) Typical and Atypical Motor Development Across the Life Span

Hereditary and environmental factors of typical and atypical motor development across the life span.

HP 621 (3) Therapeutic Interventions I

The theory and application of the use of physical therapeutic modalities including cyrotherapy and thermotherapy, ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrical nerve stimulation, iontophoresis, diathermy, intermittent compression, traction, LASER, massage and manual therapies in the treatment of injury/illnesses suffered by athletes and physically active individuals. This course also includes the principles of tissue healing, pain and pain control. This course is designed for athletic training students. (F) All years

HP 622 (3) Therapeutic Interventions II

This course will provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to rehabilitate and/or recondition athletic and physically active patients who suffer a wide variety of injury, both surgical and non-surgical, associated with their activity(ies). The theory and application of rehabilitation and reconditioning techniques includes retraining strength, power and endurance, restoration of flexibility and range of motion, activity specific conditioning, proprioception and balance, and agility. This course is designed for athletic training students. (S) All years

HP 623 (3) Current Issues in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education

Utilizing current literature to identify, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate current issues in physical education and adapted physical education.

HP 625 (3) Sport Ethics and Professional Development

This course provides students with opportunities to develop a philosophy, values and moral reasoning skills, to explore and clarify their career goals, to sharpen critical thinking skills for analyzing ethical problems in the sport business and generating possible solutions.

HP 627 (3) Systematic Observation in Physical Education

Knowledge base in observation, observation models, techniques of coding and analyzing, developing observation skills, challenges to observation, and observations in various environments.

HP 630 (3) Techniques of Research

Introductory course to the research processes involved in the fields of physical education, exercise science, and human performance. Coverage of various types of research designs and writing of the research paper is a major intent of this course.

Prerequisite: required part of core for all master students in Dept. of Human Performance-must be a graduate student

HP 631 (1) Seminar in Exercise Physiology

HP 635 (3) Gerontologic/Pediatric Exercise Physiology

Acute and chronic changes in physiological functioning children and older adults.

HP 637 (3) Sport Media, Sponsorship and Sales

An in-depth study of sport management theories, policies, objectives, and strategies applied to sport marketing through the functions and areas of sport sponsorships, sales and broadcast, and print media.

HP 638 (3) Managing Sporting Events

Advanced study of managing sporting events covering the policies, strategies and tactics used including planning, budgeting, organization, human resources, risk management, and operations of conducting a successful sporting event.

HP 639 (3) Pathology and Pharmacology in Athletic Training

Advanced study of general medical pathology and pharmacologic knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to assess and manage or assist other health care professionals in the management of injuries and illnesses incurred during or exacerbated by physical activity or athletic participation. Designed for the graduate athletic training student.

(F)

HP 640 (1) Seminar in Sport Psychology

This course provides students with an introduction to career paths in sport and exercise psychology. Students will also begin to earn hours for a certification in applied sport psychology as part of the course requirements.

HP 641 (3) Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Psychological parameters that affect performance in athletic and exercise settings. Emphasis on theoretical and scholarly literature associated with exercise and sport psychology. Practical application of psychological principles in sport and exercise dimensions will also be addressed.

Prerequisite: UG degree and basic Psych. (101)

HP 642 (3) Issues in Sports Medicine

A seminar/discussion format course dealing with current issues within the multidisciplinary profession of sports medicine. A course directed toward disciplines dealing with all dimensions of the physically active individual.

HP 645 (3) Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

Identification and assessment of physical activity and fitness in health, life span, and various chronic diseases.

Prerequisite: HP 601

HP 646 (3) Exercise Psychology and Behavior Change

This course examines the theory and research of the psychology of exercise and behavior change, as well as how to integrate these theories into practice. Students will have opportunities to integrate learning into their personal lives.

HP 647 Fitness Education (3)

Knowledge base on fitness levels of children and youth, assessing physical fitness levels, and developing physical fitness programs in the schools.

HP 648 (3) Professional Ethics in Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course examines ethical issues that impact the field of sport and exercise psychology including ethical standards and codes. Students will learn how ethical issues influence consultation and develop ways to deal with ethical dilemmas that may arise in in their work.

HP 649 (3) Sport in American Culture

Examines the institution of sport from a sociological perspective. The intent of the course is to identify and discuss ways in which societal values affect the character of sport and vise versa, and better understand the positive and negative consequences of the way sport is organized in our society. 

HP 650 (3) Principles of Sport Management

This course will emphasize the management functions of planning, organizing, implementing, and controlling. Decision-making, problem-solving, communication, ethics, sport law, and leadership. Personnel management issues will also be addressed.

HP 651 (3) Sport Management Seminar

Examines a variety of topics related to the management of sport organizations. Topics include internship/career opportunities, social-cultural issues, ethical issues, mass communication, sport governance, economic issues, fund-raising, event/facility management, licensing, copyright issues, and labor relations.

HP 655 (3) Electrocardiographic Interpretation

Methods used in learning to interpret electrocardiograms plus a solid foundation of its application and history.

Prerequisite: HP 601

HP 658 Authentic Assessment in Physical Education (3)

Theory, new techniques, and best practices of assessing across the physical education curriculum.

HP 660 (3) Financial Aspects of Sport

Examines basic financial and managerial accounting concepts necessary to be financially literate in the business of sport. Budgeting and fundraising concepts will also be addressed. Analysis into the understanding of corporate financial workings in the sport industry will equip the student with essential management tools.

HP 661 (3) Administration and Management of Intramural-Recreational Sports

Philosophical base with emphasis on the principles, policies, and procedures for administration of intramural and recreational sports programs.

HP 663 (3 ) Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

This is an advanced graduate seminar focused on applying knowledge towards the practice of sport and exercise psychology. This class focuses specifically on how to implement sport and exercise psychology principles as consultants, coaches, teachers, and/or other professionals.

HP 665 (3) Sport Law

The advanced study of legal aspects of sport with emphasis constitutional and statutory law, negligence and risk management, intellectual property, and contract law. The use of case law study and application to sport settings is utilized.

HP 667 (3) Advanced Sport Marketing

Advanced study of the principles of marketing of or through sport including marketing analysis, development of a marketing management plan, promotion, place, price, public relations, product as applied to sport and the sport industry.

HP 668 Applications in Physical Education (3)

Practical experiences utilizing knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of student performances.

HP 670 (3) Seminar in Healthcare Administration & Professional Development

This course covers the principles of health care organization, administration, and professional development as applied to various athletic training employment settings. Students will gain an emphasis on the administrative and managerial duties of the athletic trainer including management, leadership, organizational structure, planning, budgeting, facility design, information management, regulation of athletic training, as well as legal and ethical considerations. This course is designed for the graduate athletic training student. (S)

HP 675 (3) Motor Learning

Acquaints the student with the terminology, theory, and principles of skill acquisition in the sport and physical activity setting…as well as factors influencing that acquisition. Critical Analysis of research literature will also be part of this course.

Prerequisite: Psych. 101

HP 677 (1-4) Individual Study

Opportunity for in-depth studies when specific human performance course is not available to accommodate the student. Consultation with the faculty member is an important part of developing such topics that meet the individual study arrangement.

Prerequisite: grad. student/professor consent

HP 680 (1-2) Systematic Readings in Physical Education and Human Performance

An arranged readings course of selected professional literature relating to physical education, human performance, exercise science, and sport studies. The student in consultation with a professor determines the specific body of scholarly literature that will be emphasized during the course.

Prerequisite: grad. student/professor consent

HP 681 (3) Supervised Techniques in Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course requires students to integrate theoretical knowledge and skills while engaging in supervised independent work in real-life sport and exercise settings. The entire body of sport and exercise psychology theoretical and applied knowledge will be utilized. Students will also develop strategies and skills to effectively engage in sport and exercise psychology consulting.

HP 682 (1) Practicum in Sport and Exercise Psychology

This is an advanced graduate seminar that will involve the oversight of practicum activities in sport, exercise and performance psychology. Cases will be presented by each graduate student to stimulate direct and indirect supervision. Ethical, multicultural and legal issues associated with applied work will be discussed.

HP 684 (2) Clinical Experience Capstone I

The supervised application and analysis of clinical techniques and the evidence-based practice research necessary for the high level care of patients suffering from injuries and illnesses incurred through or exacerbated by athletics and physical activity. The required clinical experience component will provide the student with the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical environment and serve as a capstone experience. (F)

HP 685 (2) Clinical Experience Capstone II

The supervised application and analysis of clinical techniques and the evidence-based practice research necessary for the high level of care for patients suffering from injuries and illnesses incurred through or exacerbated by athletics and physical activity. The required clinical experience component will provide the student with the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical environment, serve as a capstone experience, and assist the student in preparation for the athletic training Board of Certification examination. (S)

HP 687 (3) Exercise Medicine

Using a population health management perspective, students will gain a strong foundation in the physiology of exercise as medicine and the application of exercise prescription in coordination with the health care team.

HP 688 (3) Applied Sport Business

This course is designed to provide a rigorous, comprehensive hands-on learning experience for students majoring in Sport Management. This more closely supervised field experience requires a rigorous time and energy commitment from students.

Prereq. HP 650, HP 625

HP 691 (1-4) In-Service

Broad spectrum of foci available. Designed in consultation with requesting group.

Prerequisite: grad. student/professor consent

HP 692 (1-10) Internship: Corporate and Community Fitness

Designed to provide the student with hands-on experience in the area of corporate and community fitness.

Prerequisite: completion of graduate core courses: Chem. 560, HP 601, 602, 610, 630, except for seminar or thesis

HP 693 (1) Seminar in Exercise Science

Studies the current problems and trends in selected fields of exercise science as well as current research being performed by department faculty, staff, and students.

Prerequisite: graduate standing

HP 694 (1-2) Alternate Plan Paper

Course requires completion of alternate plan paper.

Prerequisite: grad. student/professor consent

HP 696 (1-4) Manuscript

Course requires completion of a manuscript submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed journal. Prerequisite: grad. student/professor consent

HP 698 (1-10) Internship

Supervised field experience related to the student's academic specialization associated with the disciplines of human performance. Disciplines include the following: College Teaching, Sport Management, Public School Teaching, D/APE, Intramural-Recreational Sports Management, Elementary Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, and Sport Psychology.

Prerequisite: grad. student/professor consent

HP 699 (1-4) Thesis

Course requires completion of thesis paper. Prerequisite: grad. student/professor consent