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PE 5013: Structural and Mechanical Kinesiology Concepts

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree from an accredited university

An investigation of the structural and mechanical bases of human movement, sport, and exercise programming. Completion of this "leveling" course with a grade of "B" or higher is a prerequisite for admission Into the SCS degree program for those students who have not already completed an undergraduate course in Kinesiology/Biomechanics with a grade of ''B" or higher.

Note: This course does not count towards the Strength and Conditioning Studies degree requirements.

PE 5023: Applied Physiology Concepts

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree from an accredited university

An investigation into the acute responses and chronic adaptations made by the human body in adjusting to various types of physical activity. Completion of this "leveling" course with a grade of "B" or higher is a prerequisite for admission into the SCS degree program for those students who have not already completed an undergraduate course in Exercise Physiology with a grade of' "B" or higher.

Note: This course does not count towards the Strength and Conditioning Studies degree requirements.

PE 6013: Principles of Physical Education

Prerequisites: PE 2523, PE 4103, and three (3) credit hours of physical education pedagogy methodology, or approval by department head.

Basic principles of physical education and their application to the physical education program. Major schools of philosophical thought, leaders, and forces affecting past and present development of physical education.

PE 6023: Curriculum Development in Physical Education

Prerequisite: Three credit hours of pedagogy methodology or approval by department head.

A comprehensive study of curriculum development in physical education.

PE 6033: Exercise Physiology

Prerequisites: PE 4033, PE 2653, and PE 3663 or approval of department head.

A study of the physiological changes in the human organism which accompany physical exercise and the implication of the changes for physical education.

PE 6043: Psychology of Motor Learning

Prerequisites: PE 2653 and PE 3663, or approval by department head.

Provides an understanding of psychological principles involved in motor performance.

PE 6053: Biomechanics

Prerequisites: PE 2653, PE 3663, algebra or general mathematics, and physical science or physics, or approval by department head.

The application of physics as it relates to human movement. Specific emphasis will be made on the mechanics and common injuries involved with selected sport or work related movements.

PE 6063: Current Issues in Coaching and Athletics

This course will afford the student the opportunity to analyze historical and contemporary coaching and athletics Issues and to develop cogent written and oral arguments regarding them.

PE 6073: Exercise and Sport Behavior

Prerequisite: PE 4513 or approval by department head.

The course provides an in-depth view of the psychological aspects of human behavior in sport and exercise settings.

PE 6083: Research Design and Statistics in Physical Education

Prerequisite: PE 4523 or approval by department head.

Designed to familiarize the student with research literature, techniques, and statistical procedures used in physical education today.

PE 6881,6882,6883: Workshop

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.

PE 6891,6892,6893,6894: Independent Study

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings.

Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.

PE 6993: Thesis Research

Directed research on a thesis topic selected by the student in consultation with a supervising professor.