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Master of Science in Kinesiology and Wellness

Course Descriptions

KHS 610: Program Planning and Evaluation - 3 cr.
A comprehensive study and application of the processes health education specialists use in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs. Supervised project in the professional community. May not be taken if credit for KHS 410 has been earned. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 623: Tests and Measurements in Physical Education - 3 cr.
The practice of measurement, statistical treatment and development of skilled evaluation processes in the physical education profession are discussed. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 625: Physiology of Exercise - 4 cr.
A presentation of biological concepts necessary for student understanding of the mechanisms of exercise and physical training. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 630: Introduction to Adaptive Physical Education - 3 cr.
A fundamental course in adaptive physical education programs for special children. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 635: Human Nutrition - 3 cr.
An introduction in human nutrition and its contribution to optimum health. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 640: Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries - 3 cr.
Designed to aid the coach, athletic trainer, physical education teacher, and clinical exercise physiologist in the prevention and treatment of athletic-related injuries. Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab.

KHS 655: Women and Sport - 3 cr.
A broad-bases survey of topics relevant to girls' and women's participation in sport. Topics include: gender issues; major historical female figures in women's sports; government and policy, including the struggle for Title IX; media representation of women's sports; Olympics and women's sports; physiological and psychological perspectives; and future of women's sports. Three hours of lecture. Also listed as KHS 655. May not be taken if credit for KHS 455 or WMST 655 has been earned.

KHS 660: Clinical Exercise Physiology - 3 cr.
Prerequisites: KHS 325, 425, and 435. Practical application of theory of exercise physiology, aimed at adult populations. Includes exercise testing evaluation, prescription, and supervision in clinical settings. May not be taken if credit for KHS 460 has been earned. Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab.

KHS 662: Practicum 3 - 6 cr.
Prerequisites: KHS 460 or 660 and appropriate professional liability insurance. Practical experience in approved clinical setting. Experience in evaluation of cardiovascular condition and physical fitness, scientifically-based prescription of exercise and supervision of training of apparently normal, healthy individuals and others with various pathologies. Variable lab hours.

KHS 690: Special Topics in Health and Physical Education - 3 cr.
May be repeated for credit for a maximum of six term hours. Topics chosen from modern developments in Health and Physical Education that have particular value in professional preparation. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 696: Sports Performance Training - 1 cr.
Teaches the student the techniques of weightlifting, plyometrics, and other explosive training methods as a means of improving athletic performance or functional fitness. Scientific principles will be the basis for developing training programs. One of hour of lecture and lab.

KHS 700: Seminar in KHS - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Survey of current issues in the discipline of health, physical education, and sport. Critical analysis of current and classical professional journal articles in a seminar setting. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 701: Research Methods - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: acceptance to the KHS Master's Degree program or consent of the Department. Research design and project quality control, related literature retrieval, research writing, and applied statistics. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 706: Sport Nutrition - 3 cr.
The study of performance as affected by the result of the interaction of diet with sport training. The course will include a comprehensive overview of nutrition and metabolism. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 722: Analysis of Movement in Sport and Exercise - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: KHS 325 or consent of the instructor. This course introduces the student to the quantification of human movement by the use of varied technology, emphasizing application to sports. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 723: Theory and Methodology of Training - 3 cr.
This course will provide students with the knowledge necessary to design scientifically-based training programs to achieve specific goals. Emphasis on development of periodized training programs. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 725: Applied Exercise Physiology - 3 cr.
Prerequisites: BIOS 280, KHS 425/625. The course is designed to give the student an advanced understanding of the regulatory mechanisms of human circulation during physical stress under neutral and extreme environmental conditions. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 730: Independent Study - 3 cr.
Under faculty supervision, the student will apply the scientific method to problem solving. Research project dealing with a clearly defined aspect of exercise science, sport, physical education, or health. Proposal draft must be submitted to a member of the HPE Graduate Faculty prior to start of term. Three hours of independent study.

KHS 740: Motor Development & Learning - 3 cr.
A study of the techniques and processes of motor learning and their importance in the development of the individual. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 741: Applied Sport Psychology - 3 cr.
A study of sport and exercise psychology concepts as they apply to teachers, coaches, and exercise specialists. Emphasis is placed on models of intervention and special issues. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 742: Advanced Strength Training - 3 cr.
This course will provide students with the skills necessary to teach advanced strength training exercises and to design scientifically-based strength training plans to achieve specific goals. Two hours of lecture and one hour of lab.

KHS 750: Exercise in Gerontology - 3 cr.
Review of research and study of aging aimed at providing students with an appreciation of the impact of a physically active life preceding old age, approaches for training geriatric populations, and the potential of such training for enhancing quality of life. Three hours of lecture.

KHS 798: Master's Final Project - 3 cr.

Prerequisites: KHS 701 and a total of 30 hours toward completion of the degree. This is a research project to be completed with supervision by a member of the KHS Graduate Faculty. The student will complete an acceptable manuscript under KHS Departmental Guidelines and will present the project in a public forum. Grading will be on a pass/no credit basis for three credit hours.

KHS 799: Thesis 3 - 6 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. This is one of two research options in the Kinesiology and Health Science Master of Science program and will terminate with presentation of the thesis in a public forum. Grading will be on a pass/no credit basis for either 3 or 6 hours.