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Old Dominion University

2014-2015 Catalog

Department of Human Movement Sciences

2007 Student Recreation Center
757 683-4995
757 683-4270

Lynn L. Ridinger, Chair

The Department of Human Movement Sciences offers programs leading to the Master of Science in Education with a concentration in physical education, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Human Movement Sciences concentration with emphasis areas in Applied Kinesiology and Sport and Recreation Management.  The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in physical education includes emphasis areas in athletic training, athletic training with Initial Virginia Licensure in physical education and health education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum and instruction with Initial Virginia Licensure in physical education and health education, exercise science and wellness, and sport management.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and Commonwealth licensure regulations, the programs in the Darden College of Education are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in the catalog. Students should obtain current program information from their advisors and the Darden College of Education website at http://www.odu.edu/education..

Master of Science in Education – Physical Education

David Swain - Departmental Graduate Program Director
2024 Student Recreation Center
757-683-2024
dswain@odu.edu

The department offers a varied graduate program that includes three separate tracks and seven emphasis areas. The three tracks are as follows:

  1. thesis research (30 credit hours minimum, including a six-credit-hour thesis);
  2. research problem (33 credit hours minimum, including a three-credit-hour research problem);
  3. non-research (36 credit hours minimum).

The sport management, exercise science and wellness, and curriculum and instruction emphasis areas contain a minimum of 36 credit hours to graduate. The athletic training emphasis area contains a minimum of 39 credit hours to graduate and the athletic training with Initial Virginia Licensure in physical education and health education could contain up to 73 credit hours to graduate in order to fulfill both area requirements. The curriculum and instruction emphasis area includes a program for currently licensed teachers as well as a program that leads to initial PK-12 health/physical education teacher licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis

Xihe Zhu, Graduate Coordinator
2010 Student Recreation Center
757-683-3534

Admission and Entrance Requirements

Students applying for admission with regular status must have:

  1. a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 and a GPA of 3.00 in the undergraduate major courses;
  2. a score of at least 291 (900 by former scoring standard) in the quantitative and verbal portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE scores are required for consideration of admission for all candidates. (In some circumstances, students who have either a low GPA or a low GRE score may be considered for admission with provisional status); and
  3. demonstrated computer literacy.

Continuance and Exit Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for continuance as outlined in the graduate continuance policy for the University. Students completing the program of study must:

  1. achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in the major courses;
  2. demonstrate writing proficiency;
  3. satisfy all course competencies;
  4. pass a comprehensive examination when required;
  5. complete an internship, research project, or thesis as a culminating experience;
  6. hold an exit interview with the program coordinator; and
  7. file the necessary paperwork for graduation.

Curriculum

Research Core6
Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
Applied Research Methods in Education
Core Courses15
Adapted Physical Education Design and Supervision
Planning and Administration of an Effective Health and Physical Education Program
Curriculum Development in Physical Education
Current Research in Motor Development
Principles and Concepts of Motor Learning
Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education
Thesis Track15
Includes 6 credit hours for Thesis and 9 credit hours for electives
Thesis
Thesis
Electives
Research-Problem Track15
Includes 3 credit hours for HMS 636 and 12 elective credit hours
Research Problems in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports
Electives9
Problems in Health Education
Teaching Sexuality Education in Schools
Principles of Movement Analysis in Team Sports for Physical Education
Principles of Movement Analysis in Individual Sports for Physical Education
Principles of Movement Analysis in Dance and Rhythmic Activities for Physical Education
Foundations of Education and Instructional Assessment
Reading to Learn Across the Curriculum
Total Hours60
*

All students must complete 9 hours of electives chosen from the list of electives or substituted from relevant courses in ECI, ELS, or ESSE, with permission of the advisor.


Physical Education Emphasis in Coaching Education 

This emphasis will offer additional theories and knowledge in the coaching profession providing advanced skills to those individuals pursuing a coaching career.  The courses selected for the Coaching Education emphasis area will meet accreditation standards, certify students as athletic coaches, and provide valuable knowledge and skills.

Stephen Knott
2030 Student Recreation Center
757-683-3355

Admission and Entrance Requirements

  1. Students applying for admission with regular status must have:
  2. a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 and a GPA of 3.00 in the undergraduate major courses;
  3. a score of at least 291 (900 by former scoring standard) in the quantitative and verbal portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE scores are required for consideration of admission for all candidates; (In some circumstances, students who have either a low GPA or a low GRE score may be considered for admission with provisional status);
  4. demonstrated computer literacy.

Continuance and Exit Requirements 

Students must meet all requirements for continuance as outlined in the graduate continuance policy for the University. Students completing the program of study must:

  1. achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in the major courses;
  2. demonstrate writing proficiency;
  3. satisfy all course competencies;
  4. pass a comprehensive examination when required;
  5. complete an internship, research project, or thesis as a culminating experience;
  6. hold an exit interview with the program coordinator; and
  7. file the necessary paperwork for graduation and teacher licensure.
Prerequisites10
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomical Kinesiology
Physiology of Exercise
Research Core6
Applied Research Methods in Education
Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
Core Courses15
Applied Coaching Theory
Organization and Administration in Coaching
Principles and Concepts of Motor Learning
Motivational Issues in Sports
Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education
Internship 3-6 Credits*3-6
Internship in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports
Electives 6-9 Credits6-9
Current Research in Motor Development
Physiology of Exercise
Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
Principles of Movement Analysis in Team Sports for Physical Education
Analysis of Human Motion for Sports Medicine Clinicians
Principles of Movement Analysis in Individual Sports for Physical Education
Planning and Administration of an Effective Health and Physical Education Program
Curriculum Development in Physical Education
*The hours for the internship and electives are variable depending on the student's interest for elective options and availablility of internship opportunities.
Total Hours40-46

Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction with Initial Virginia Licensure in Physical Education and Health Education

Stephen Knott
2030 Student Recreation Center
757-683-3355

Admission and Entrance Requirements

Students applying for admission with regular status must have:

  1. a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 and a GPA of 3.00 in the undergraduate major courses;
  2. a score of at least 291 (900 by former scoring standard) in the quantitative and verbal portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE scores are required for consideration of admission for all candidates;
  3. a composite score of 532 on the PRAXIS I (PPST in reading, writing, and mathematics) or State Board approved equivalent SAT or ACT score for admission to the program and acceptance into teacher education; and
  4. demonstrated computer literacy.

(In some circumstances, students who have either a low GPA or a low GRE score may be considered for admission with provisional status)

Continuance and Exit Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for continuance as outlined in the graduate continuance policy for the University. Students completing the program of study must:

  1. achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in the major courses;
  2. demonstrate writing proficiency;
  3. satisfy all course competencies;
  4. pass a comprehensive examination when required;
  5. complete an internship, research project, or thesis as a culminating experience;
  6. hold an exit interview with the program coordinator; and
  7. file the necessary paperwork for graduation and teacher licensure.

Curriculum

Specific requirements for the program are as follows (36 total credits with additional credits up to 54 as needed to satisfy Virginia licensure requirements):

Prerequisites
Select one of the following:4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
General Biology I
   and General Biology I Lab
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomical Kinesiology
Required Courses
Human Growth and Development3
Current Research in Motor Development
Principles and Concepts of Motor Learning
Curriculum and Instruction7
Curriculum Development in Physical Education
Adapted Physical Education
Foundations in Education3
Foundations of Education and Instructional Assessment
Reading in the Content Area3
Reading to Learn Across the Curriculum
Supervised Classroom Experiences7
Teacher Candidate Seminar
Internship in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports
Human Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology3
Health & Physical Education Theory, Planning, Administration, and Assessment6
Physiology of Exercise
Planning and Administration of an Effective Health and Physical Education Program
Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education
Physical Education Methodology Courses (Team, Adaptive, Individual and Dance)9
Principles of Movement Analysis in Team Sports for Physical Education
Principles of Movement Analysis in Individual Sports for Physical Education
Principles of Movement Analysis in Dance and Rhythmic Activities for Physical Education
Health Methods6
Teaching Wellness and Health-Related Fitness
Methods and Materials in Health Education
Research - Program Requirement3
Applied Research Methods in Education
The following Driver's Education Endorsement courses are strongly advised for any candidate wishing to teach at the secondary level6
Driver Education Foundations of Traffic Safety
Principles and Methodologies of Classroom and In-Car Instruction
Total Hours60

Exercise Science and Wellness Emphasis

David Swain, Graduate Coordinator
2024 Student Recreation Center
757-683-6028

This emphasis is designed for the student who desires to pursue advanced study in the science of exercise and health promotion. The course work will help to strengthen the background of those individuals already involved in conducting fitness programs for various age groups or to prepare individuals for careers in other health-related fields that utilize exercise as preventive medicine.

Admission and Entrance Requirements

Students applying for admission with regular status must have:

  1. a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 and a GPA of 3.0 in the undergraduate major courses; and
  2. have a score of at least 291 (900 by former scoring standard) between quantitative and verbal on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Students who have either a low GPA or a low GRE score may be considered for admission to provisional status. GRE scores are required for consideration of admittance. Additionally, students must be computer literate. Prerequisites include two semesters of anatomy and physiology, one semester of exercise physiology, and one semester of biomechanics.

Continuance and Exit Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for continuance as outlined in the graduate continuance policy for the University. Students completing the program of study must:

  1. have an overall grade point average of 3.0;
  2. have a grade point average of 3.0 in the major;
  3. demonstrate writing proficiency;
  4. satisfy all course competencies;
  5. pass a comprehensive examination;
  6. complete an internship or research project/thesis;
  7. have an exit interview with the program director; and
  8. file the necessary paperwork for graduation.

Curriculum

Core Courses18
Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease
Exercise Physiology
Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription
Seminar in Nutrition for Sports and Health
Advanced Biomechanics
Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
Research Core6
Applied Research Methods in Education
Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
Requirements for different tracks are as follows12
Thesis Track
Includes 6 credit hours for Thesis and 6 credit hours for electives.
Thesis
Thesis
Electives
Research-Problem Track
Includes 3 credit hours for HMS 636 and 9 credit hours for electives
Research Problems in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports
Electives
Non-Research Track
Includes 6 credit hours for ESPR 667 and 6 credit hours of HMS electives
Internship in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports
HMS Electives
Total Hours36

Supportive electives may be chosen from a restricted list of courses in health, physical education and recreation, sports management, biology, or other areas of relevant study. The student will also select either a research or internship option.

Sport Management Emphasis

Stephen Shapiro, Graduate Coordinator
2012 Student Recreation Center
757-683-5078

The emphasis is designed to prepare students for roles in sport management and administration.  Students enrolled in the program can pursue a number of sport career paths including college athletic administration, professional sport marketing and promotions, sport facility management, sport event management, recreational sports management and supervision, health club and fitness management, amateur sport organization administration, etc.

Admission and Entrance Requirements

Students applying for admission with regular status must have:

  1. a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 and a GPA of 3.00 in the undergraduate major courses; and
  2. have a score of at least 291 (900 by former scoring standard) between quantitative and verbal on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a score of at least 400 on the GMAT or 400 on the MAT.

Students who have either a low GPA or a low GRE score may be considered for admission to provisional status. Additionally, students must be computer literate.

Continuance and Exit Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for continuance as outlined in the graduate continuance policy for the University. Students completing the program of study must:

  1. have an overall grade point average of 3.0;
  2. a grade point average of 3.0 in the major;
  3. demonstrate writing proficiency;
  4. satisfy all course competencies;
  5. pass a comprehensive examination;
  6. complete an internship or research project/thesis;
  7. have an exit interview with the program director; and
  8. file the necessary paperwork for graduation.

Curriculum

Core Courses (*required)24
Theory and Application in Sport and Recreation
Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation *
Sport and Recreation Marketing *
Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management
Facility Management for Sport and Recreation
Sponsorship and Event Planning
Social Issues in Sport and Recreation
Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation *
Management and Leadership in Sport and Recreation *
Youth Development in Sport and Recreation
Research Core6
Introduction to Research Methods in Education
Applied Research Methods in Education
Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
Requirements for the different tracks are as follows6
Thesis Track
Thesis
Thesis
Research-Problem Track
Research Problems in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports
Electives
Non-Research Track
Field Experience in Sport and Recreation Management
Total Hours36
 

Doctor of Philosophy in Education – Human Movement Sciences Concentration

David Swain, Graduate Program Director
2024 Student Recreation Center
757-683-2024

The goal of our doctoral program is to prepare professionals with research knowledge, critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities required to be successful leaders, scholars, and educators. The program provides a solid theoretical foundation, advanced methodological training, one-on-one mentorship, and opportunities to teach undergraduate courses.

We offer a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences. There are two emphasis areas within the HMS concentration. These include:

Applied Kinesiology – this area focuses on Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics and prepares graduates for positions as post-doctoral research fellows, university faculty, and/or governmental research officials.

Sport and Recreation Management – this area focuses on issues related to the administration of sport and recreation organizations. Graduates are prepared for careers as faculty or administrators in higher education, private organizations, public agencies, and/or other research-based institutions.

Admission and Entrance Requirements

Admission to the Human Movement Sciences concentration of the Ph.D. in Education is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the program. The admissions committee reviews applications and considers a number of criteria, including a goodness of fit between student and faculty.

The deadline for applying is January 15. Applicants may be contacted to set up an interview as part of the final selection process.

Individuals interested in applying for the doctoral program with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences must submit the following:

  • An application to the University. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for applications. Applications for graduate study can be completed online or submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions (757-683-3685). Apply for the Ph.D. Human Movement Sciences Concentration.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees completed. To be considered for the program, applicants must have completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from regionally accredited colleges/universities. At least one degree should be in a related discipline to the emphasis area. A minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for the Master's degree is required.
  • Two writing samples. The first writing sample should be a research-based document that includes citations and a list of references. This could be a submitted manuscript or published article, a summary of your thesis, or a research paper from a graduate course. The second writing sample should be a personal statement that explains your qualifications, professional and career goals, and reasons for seeking the Ph.D. In this second essay, you must also identify the potential professor(s) at ODU with whom you share common research interests.
  • A current copy of your resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional sources qualified to assess your suitability for study at the doctoral level. One letter of recommendation should be from a graduate advisor or faculty member and one should be from a current or former supervisor.
  • Official GRE scores taken within the last 5 years that indicate a total score of at least 297 (1000 by former scoring standard) for both the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections and a minimum of 4.5 on the analytical writing component. While these scores are recommended, other portions of the total application package will be considered. The Sport and Recreation Management emphasis area will also accept GMAT scores of 470 or higher.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit current scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 550.

After successful advancement to candidacy, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit hour each term (fall, spring, and summer) until the degree is completed, including the semester in which they graduate. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in charges to the student’s account for one graduate credit hour plus required fees for each semester after passing the candidacy examination. Students are not eligible for graduation until all charges are paid.

Continuance and Exit Requirements

Students completing the program of study must:
 
  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Satisfy all course competencies
  • Pass comprehensive examinations
  • Complete a dissertation
  • Have an exit interview with the program director
  • File the necessary paperwork for graduation 

Curriculum - Applied Kinesiology

Joshua Weinhandl
1003 Student Recreation Center
757-683-4754

Requirements for the emphasis are as follows (minimum of 60 credits):

Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite Coursework *
Applied Research Methods in Education
Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
Research Core12
Research Design and Analysis
Qualitative Research Design in Education
Applied Linear Models in Educational Research
Analysis of Variance Applied to Educational Research
Professional Preparation6
Doctoral Studies Seminar
Dissertation Seminar
Perspectives and Inquiry in Curriculum and Instruction
Instruction Theories and Models
Applied Kinesiology Emphasis21
Advanced Biomechanics
Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
Exercise Endocrinology
Readings and Research in Content Area
Electives **9
Human Physiology I
Human Physiology II
Advanced Cardiovascular Sciences
Advanced Endocrinology
Quantitative Analysis of Human Physiological Systems I
Quantitative Analysis of Human Physiological Systems II
Endocrinology
Neuromuscular Physiology
Gross Anatomy
Dissertation Capstone Courses12
Dissertation
Total Hours60
+

A master's degree in an appropriate field related to this concentration is required for regular admission to the Ph.D. in human movement science.


*

Students who do not have equivalent coursework or appropriate educational experiences must complete these prerequisite courses.

**

Substitute other courses by permission of advisor.

Curriculum - Sport and Recreation Management

Eddie Hill
2019 Student Recreation Center
757-683-4881

Requirements for the emphasis are as follows (minimum of 60 credits)

Prerequisite Courses
Applied Research Methods in Education
Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
Research Core12
Research Design and Analysis
Qualitative Research Design in Education
Applied Linear Models in Educational Research
Analysis of Variance Applied to Educational Research
Professional Preparation (9 credits minimum)9
Doctoral Studies Seminar
Dissertation Seminar
Perspectives and Inquiry in Curriculum and Instruction
Instruction Theories and Models
Theories of Learning and Instruction
Sport and Recreation Management Emphasis (18 credits minimum)18
Theory and Application in Sport and Recreation
Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation
Sport and Recreation Marketing
Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management
Sponsorship and Event Planning
Social Issues in Sport and Recreation
Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation
Management and Leadership in Sport and Recreation
Youth Development in Sport and Recreation
Electives (9 credits minimum)9
Options for SRM Course Substitutions and Electives
Leadership for Equity and Inclusive Education
Leadership for Social Justice
Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
Organization and Administration of Higher Education in the United States
Intellectual Foundations of Public Administration
Urban Services Administration
Public-Private Partnerships
Public Personnel Administration
Theories of Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
Managing Development and Change in Public Organizations
Advanced Topics in Public Personnel Administration
Seminar in Marketing Theory: History and Current Topics
Seminar in Marketing Concepts and Issues
Seminar in Consumer Behavior
Strategy Classics
Organization Theory
Readings and Research in Content Area
Dissertation Capstone Courses12
Dissertation
Total Hours60

EXERCISE SCI, SPORT, PE, REC Courses

ESPR 609. Movement and Analysis of Dance and Ryhthmic Activity. 3 Credits.

EXERCISE SCIENCE Courses

EXSC 508. Nutrition for Fitness and Sport. 3 Credits.

Emphasizes the role of nutrition as a means to enhance health and performance in sport. Topics covered include energy metabolism and nutrients, regulation of metabolism by vitamins and minerals, and weight control.

EXSC 515. Exercise Testing for Normal and Special Populations. 4 Credits.

The application of different methodologies in the measurement of physiologic responses to exercise. Emphasis is placed on understanding American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, appropriate experimental techniques, and equipment necessary to evaluate changes in body composition and various metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory adjustments during exercise.

EXSC 517. Biomechanics. 4 Credits.

Application of physical laws and mechanical principles to the human musculoskeletal system. Prerequisites: BIOL 250 and PHYS 111N.

EXSC 528. Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease. 3 Credits.

A study of pathophysiology of common diseases with concentration in the design, implementation and administration of exercise prescription for a variety of chronic diseases.

EXSC 531. Wellness Programming and Administration. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the principles of administration and implementation of fitness and wellness programs to individuals, groups, centers and corporate settings.

EXSC 999. Exercise Science 999. 1 Credit.

A one-hour pass/fail registration required of all graduate students to maintain active status during the final semester prior to graduation. After successfully passing the candidacy examination, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit each term until the degree is complete.

FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION Courses

FOUN 611. Introduction to Research Methods in Education. 3 Credits.

The primary goal of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to access, evaluate, and synthesize empirical research. The course examines types of educational research and criteria for evaluating empirical studies. It introduces various types of research questions and associated research designs, components of research reports, sampling, validity of measures, threats to internal and external validity, and simple statistics.

FOUN 612. Applied Research Methods in Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to write a research proposal and conduct research. It is intended for those students who are completing a thesis to meet their program requirements, those planning on pursuing a doctoral degree, or those who anticipate conducting research for any other reasons. The course examines types of educational research and criteria for selection of topics for research projects; describes criteria for effective collection and organization of data; review of literature, analysis of data and proposal writing.

FOUN 615. Research and Application of the Evolution of Education: History, Issues, Technology and Assessment. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. Course focuses on foundations of U.S. education system; legal aspects for educational delivery in the U.S. and Virginia; use and contributions of technology integration to learning outcomes; formative and summative assessment for improving learning outcomes of urban children and youth.

FOUN 640. Fundamentals of Measurement and Assessment. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. This course stresses the use of measurement and assessment for evaluation and decision making focusing on basic concepts applicable to all types of assessment: statistical concepts, reliability, validity, and interpretive frameworks for cognitive and non-cognitive measures.

FOUN 641. Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. The valid use of formative and summative assessment and evaluation principles for monitoring and promoting students' learning and development will be addressed. Students will learn how to construct and use a variety of formal and informal teacher assessment procedures.

FOUN 650. Human Development and Student Learning. 3 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. Corequisite: Student must be a participant in the Teacher Residency Grant. This course will focus on understanding children's and adolescents' physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and speech/language development; integrating and incorporating children and adolescent differences (economic, social, racial, ethnic, religious, physical, and mental) into understanding developmental issues as they relate to instruction, including the identification and instruction of students with exceptionalities as well as special needs. Research related to the classroom application of these theories is examined and evaluated based on principles of research design and interpretation.

FOUN 662. Assessment and Evaluation for Schools Serving Military Connected Children and Families. 4 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours; Service learning, 1 hour. 4 credits. Prerequisite: COUN 605 and acceptance into the Military Child and Family Education Certificate Program. This course is designed to create educators and educational support service providers capable of assessing the needs of military children and able to self-assess their schools in terms of the comprehensive elements of a military conscious and supportive school. Students will become familiar with the Military Consciousness Assessment Toolkit (Mil-CAT), a comprehensive and dynamic self-assessment tool developed at ODU that provides a process and system for analyzing and prioritizing support structures and needs of military students across the school. Students will also apply basic constructs of assessment in order to develop skills for determining the individual academic, social, and emotional needs of military students and their families, as well as to design ways to assess classroom and school-wide interventions. Use of assessments of individual, group, and school-wide needs to design, implement, and evaluate contextually tailored interventions that support military connected students will be modeled and practices. This course is required for completion of the Military Child and Family Education graduate certificate. Students must be accepted to the certificate program or receive approval from the certificate program director in order to enroll.

FOUN 722. Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. Introduction to basic topics in statistical analysis, including descriptive statistics and simple inferential statistics such as correlation, regression, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and chi-square.

FOUN 812. Research Design and Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the application of advanced research design as it is applied in various educational disciplines. It provides an in-depth examination of quantitative research approaches, sampling techniques, threats to validity, ethical considerations and reviewing, writing quantitative methodology descriptions for research proposals and reports.

FOUN 813. Program Evaluation in Education. 3 Credits.

Examines procedures and problems in the design and utilization of program evaluation in education. Identifies evaluation purposes and the methods of evaluation especially as affected by organizational behavior, ethical considerations, and political influences. Evaluation methodology includes, but is not limited to, design considerations, data utilization, and teacher evaluation. Both quantitative and qualitative strategies will be covered.

FOUN 814. Qualitative Research Design in Education. 3 Credits.

This course concentrates on the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research; methodology and methods incuding identification of ways to collect and analyze qualitative data; examination of ethical issues; development of proposals; and writing up studies.

FOUN 815. Advanced Qualitative Research. 3 Credits.

This advanced qualitative course is an introduction to emerging research approaches and alternative data collection methods and analyses in education, counseling and other related disciplines. Content addressed includes visual and audio research, historical movements in qualitative research, critical theory, feminism, queer theory, ethnomethodology, autoethnography, content analysis, and mixed methods research. Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

FOUN 816. Single Subject Research Designs. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. This course is designed to provide the student knowledge and skills that relate to single subject methodology. It includes an overview of historical and philosophical foundations, basic issues in behavioral assessment, and single subject research and design methodology, including trend and statistical analysis in single subject research. Students will analyze critically empirical research and be able to plan, implement, and evaluate original research.

FOUN 818. Analysis with Large Datasets. 3 Credits.

This course concentrates on sample designs, design-based estimation/inference, data preparation, and analysis of complex survey data in education. Prerequisites: FOUN 822.

FOUN 822. Applied Linear Models in Educational Research. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the general linear model with emphasis on concepts and applications of multiple linear regression (MLR) to problems in educational research. Topics include estimation and interpretation of MLR models, relationships between MLR and analysis of variance (ANOVA), logistic regression analysis, and trend analysis. Prerequisite: FOUN 722.

FOUN 823. Analysis of Variance Applied to Educational Research. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: FOUN 722. Introduction of analysis of variance models as applied in education and human services, including two-way and three-way factorial designs, analysis of covariance, repeated-measures, and mixed-model analysis.

FOUN 824. Design and Analysis for Causal Inference in Educational Contexts. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisites: FOUN 822 and 823 or permission of instructor. Introduction to research design and statistical analysis for studies intended to support causal inferences. Topics include experimental, quasi-experimental, and ex post facto design and appropriate models for data analysis.

FOUN 825. Applied Multilevel Modeling in Educational Research. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on advanced applications of statistics that are used in educational research in various educational disciplines. Specifically, the course will offer an introduction to hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) of nested data as applied to education. Topics include conceptual and statistical background of two- and three-level designs, cross-level interaction effects, and application of multilevel models for repeated measures designs. Emphasis is on estimation, interpretation, and diagnostics for multilevel models of continuous outcomes. Prerequisites: FOUN 822 and FOUN 823 or instructor permission.

FOUN 826. Applied Structural Equation Modeling in Educational Research. 3 Credits.

Introduction to structural equation modeling and related multivariate procedures applied to research problems in education. Topics include a brief review of exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory (structural) factor analysis, path analysis, and structural equation modeling with observed and latent variables. Prerequisite: FOUN 822 and FOUN 823 or permission of instructor.

FOUN 827. Applied Logistic Regression. 3 Credits.

A practical and conceptual introduction to applying logistic and probit regression models to typical questions in the social sciences. Will utilize SPSS for practical applications covering simple and multiple regression models, interactions and curvilinear effects, multinomial models, testing of assumptions, and select advanced applications such as propensity score matching and missing data analysis. Prerequisites: FOUN 822 and FOUN 823 or permission of instructor.

FOUN 830. Theories of Learning and Instruction. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. The course consists of critical discussion and analysis of major learning theories that have influenced learning and instruction in today's schools. Applications of current research to instructional design will be emphasized.

FOUN 840. Educational Measurement and Assessment. 3 Credits.

Overview of advanced educational measurement and assessment ideologies as well as methods. Students will identify, critique, construct and administer educational measures. Psychometric topics such as reliability and validity will be explored as well as advanced assessment issues such as scale construction and item response theory.

FOUN 848. Assessment and Evaluation in Content Areas. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits.

FOUN 850. Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 3 Credits.

Students examine the relationship between education and society by reviewing a variety of theoretical perspectives and empirical studies. Topics include: social mobility and stratification; social reproduction; the dynamics of race, class, and gender in education; social capital; the student-teacher relationship; teaching as a profession; and higher education.

FOUN 861. Ethnographic Research and Narrative & Historical Research Methods and Design. 3 Credits.

In this advanced qualitative research course, we invite students to focus on ethnographic methods such as ethnography, ethnomethodology, and autoethnomethodology. Students will also learn about participatory research methods. The course will examine narrative and historical research approaches including biography and autobiography. Prerequisites: FOUN 815.

FOUN 862. Critical and Indigenous Research Methods and Design. 3 Credits.

In this advanced qualitative methods course, we invite students to explore readings related to critical and indigenous research, methodologies and paradigms as well as engage in activities to decolonize traditional research approaches with specific groups. In this course we refer to Indigenous peoples as individuals and groups belonging to developing or underdeveloped regions nationally or internationally. Prerequisites: FOUN 815.

FOUN 863. Emerging Qualitative Research Methods. 3 Credits.

This advanced qualitative research course examines emerging and lesser known qualitative research methods such as self-study, portraiture, arts-based research, photovoice, rhizomatic analysis and critical policy analysis. Prerequisites: FOUN 815.

FOUN 864. Case Study, Grounded Theory & Phenomenological Research Methods & Design. 3 Credits.

This advanced qualitative research course examines the intricacies of case study methods. It also delves into the various qualitative research methods surrounding experience and theory formation such as Grounded Theory, Phenomenology, Heuristic Inquiry and Consensual Qualitative Research. Prerequisites: FOUN 815.

FOUN 865. Independent Qualitative Research. 3 Credits.

This capstone course involves the student developing and completing an original qualitative research project independent from the dissertation. Prerequisites: FOUN 815.

FOUN 869. Teaching Statistics Practicum. 3 Credits.

Advanced graduate students in the Ph.D. Educational Research, Evaluation and Educational Psychology concentration or other Ph.D. concentrations will have the opportunity to participate in research, consulting, internship, or assisting in teaching research methods and statistics courses. Prerequisites: FOUN 822 and FOUN 823.

FOUN 870. Formative Assessment of Student Learning for School Leaders and Curriculum Specialist. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. Overview of advanced educational measurement and assessment ideologies as well as methods. Students will identify, critique, construct and administer educational measures. Psychometric topics such as reliability and validity will be explored as well as advanced assessment issues such as scale construction and item response theory.

FOUN 881. Dissertation Seminar. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: FOUN 812, 814 and FOUN 822 or 823. Instructor approval required. The primary goal of the course is to develop a dissertation proposal. It is intended for doctoral students who have completed all other coursework. The course covers literature reviews, proposal writing, and obtaining approval from Human Subjects committees. Outlets for disseminating the research findings will be explored.

FOUN 897. Special Topics in Educational Foundations. 3 Credits.

Three hours; 3 credits. Special Topics in Educational Foundations will be used for independent studies with Foundations faculty members.

FOUN 899. Dissertation. 1-12 Credits.

Dissertation credit.

FOUN 999. Foundations of Education 999. 1 Credit.

1 credit. A one-hour pass/fail registration required of all graduate students to maintain active status during the final semester prior to graduation. After passing the candidacy examination, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit each term until the degree is complete.

HEALTH PHYSICAL EDUCATION Courses

HPE 506. Tests and Measurement in Physical Education and Health. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with tests and measurement in the fields of health and physical education, test construction, scoring, and methods of using results.

HPE 530. Teaching Wellness and Health-Related Fitness. 3 Credits.

The study of techniques for the teaching of wellness and health-related fitness. Content to be covered includes drug education, nutrition, wellness, mental health, and various aspects of fitness training appropriate for the teaching of PreK-12 physical education and health.

HPE 587. Teacher Candidate Seminar. 1 Credit.

Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education and approval of the program advisor. Study and group discussion of problems growing out of the student teaching (teacher candidate internship) experience. Students must pass Praxis II to complete this course.

HPE 597. Topics in Health and Physical Education. 1-3 Credits.

HPE 598. Topics in Health and Physical Education. 1-3 Credits.

HPE 698. Thesis. 3 Credits.

HPE 699. Thesis. 3 Credits.

HEALTH EDUCATION Courses

HE 502. Methods and Materials in Health Education. 3 Credits.

Instruction in methods of teaching, organization of classes, evaluation of outcomes, and selection of content for health and safety education. Collection, evaluation, and application of health and safety education materials are emphasized. This course is to be completed prior to student teaching. Field experience is required.

HE 581. Teaching Sexuality Education in Schools. 3 Credits.

This course is concerned with suitable methods and materials for use in teaching sex education in the home, community, and school setting. A family living element is in the program. Prerequisites: PE 300 and junior standing.

HE 597. Topics in Health Education. 1-3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics in the variety of areas constituting health education.

HE 598. Topics in Health Education. 1-3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics in the variety of areas constituting health education.

HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCES Courses

HMS 601. Adapted Physical Education Design and Supervision. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course is divided into three sections. First section deals with learning how to administer and interpret several evaluation tools. Second section concentrates on developing computer, video taping, and other technology skills for adapted PE. Third section focuses on overall supervision of adapted PE programs in various school and institutional environments.

HMS 605. Principles of Movement Analysis in Team Sports for Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. The course is designed to help teachers and coaches improve their skills in analyzing movement skills in team sports activities. Such skill analysis is necessary to effectively diagnose movement deficiencies, prescribe techniques for improving performance, and modifying activities for the adaptive program.

HMS 606. Planning and Administration of an Effective Health and Physical Education Program. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Research in sport pedagogy has revealed that good teachers possess competencies in communication, classroom management, discipline, and organization different from less effective teachers. Students in this course will examine the literature in support of effective teaching behaviors and practice techniques designed to improve classroom communication skills.

HMS 607. Principles of Movement Analysis in Individual Sports for Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. The course is designed to help teachers and coaches improve their skills in analyzing movement skills in individual sports activities. Such skill analysis is necessary to effectively diagnose movement deficiencies, prescribe techniques for improving performance, and modifying activities for the adaptive program.

HMS 609. Principles of Movement Analysis in Dance and Rhythmic Activities for Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. The course is designed to help teachers and coaches improve their skills in analyzing movement skills in dance and rhythmic activities. Such skill analysis is necessary to effectively diagnose movement deficiencies, prescribe techniques for improving performance, and modifying activities for the adaptive program.

HMS 617. Athletic Training - Physical Assessment of the Human Body. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: students must be admitted into graduate athletic training program. The assessment of the bodily functions/systems as they relate to the care of the athlete. Major areas of concentration include ears, eyes, nose, throat, heart, lungs, g-i tract and urinary tract.

HMS 621. Strength and Conditioning Applications. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. A study of the principles and techniques utilized in optimizing physical performance and reducing injury through proper and effective strength and conditioning programs. Special emphasis will be placed on current research findings, breakthrough techniques and advanced weight training techniques, and popular conditioning practices.

HMS 622. Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training. 2 Credits.

Lecture 2 hours: 2 credits. Designed to expose the student to current and up to date ideas and techniques in the area of athletic training.

HMS 627. Advanced Orthopaedic Evaluation and Assessment. 1 Credit.

Laboratory 2 hours; 1 credit. Advanced techniques in the assessment ofthe extremities.

HMS 630. Exercise Physiology. 3 Credits.

3 credits. Prerequisite: EXSC 509 or equivalent. Review of current physiological literature related to muscular exercise including the cardiovascular-respiratory system, metabolic effects of exercise, neuromuscular relationships, and the effects of training or diet, environment, ergogenic aids, temperature, attitude, and other factors on performance and health.

HMS 635. Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports. 3 Credits.

3 credits. Types of research, selection of problems, location of research information, collection and classification of data, organization, presentation and interpretation of materials.

HMS 636. Research Problems in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports. 3 Credits.

3 credits. Prerequisite: HMS 635; taken in the last semester of graduate work. Practice in the use of statistical and anaytical techniques in solving problems in education; supervised student research.

HMS 642. Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits.Prerequisite: HMS 630. Principles of diagnosticexercise assessment, cardiovascular physiology,electrocardiography, ACSM guidelines to exercisetesting and prescription for symptomatic andasymptomatic populations.

HMS 643. Athletic Training Practicum III. 1 Credit.

1 credit. Designed to provide practical experience in the athletic training setting and an understanding of evidence-based practice in the sports medicine setting.

HMS 649. Clinical Methods in Athletic Training. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Stresses clinical techniques involved in the use oftherapeutic modalities, muscle energy, and variousrehabilitative concepts.

HMS 661. Seminar in Nutrition for Sports and Health. 3 Credits.

3 credits. This course is an in-depth analysis of the role of nutrition in health and human physical and athletic performance. General areas covered include the role of the six major classes of nutrients in health and sport, physiologic and metabolic interrelationships, malnutrition, nutrition in growing and aging, and diet and nutrition in the prevention of disease.

HMS 667. Internship in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports. 1-6 Credits.

1-6 credits. Prerequisite: completion of 75% of graduate work. Designed to provide detailed practical experience (400 clock hours) in one of the areas of health education, physical education, recreation and sports. Required of all students entering the administrative emphasis areas without a minimum of one year full-time administrative experience.

HMS 670. Administrative Principles for Recreation, Sport, Health and Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Director responsibility in recreation, sport, health and physical education; development of anunderstanding of the administrative andsupervisory competencies required of directors inhealth, physical education, recreation and sport.

HMS 680. Problems in Health Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Problems in teachinghealth education on the elementary and secondarylevel; family life education, substance use andabuse, and mental and emotional health.

HMS 695. Topics in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Selected topic courses in health and physical education, sport management, and exercise science and wellness.

HMS 697. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Investigations in health, physical education, recreation, and sport. Problems approved in advance are investigated under the supervision of the faculty advisor.

HMS 698. Thesis. 3-6 Credits.

3-6 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the advisor and committee.

HMS 699. Thesis. 3-6 Credits.

3-6 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the advisor and committee.

HMS 718. Applied Coaching Theory. 3 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. This course is designed to give coaches more in-depth coaching knowledge and skills to become more successful in their profession. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the differing coaching strategies and ethical issues in sport, establishing personal philosophies, preparing for job opportunities, designing effective practice and game plans, understanding the different learning levels and styles and observing, analyzing, and critiquing skills. Current research within the students' chosen sports will also be explored.

HMS 719. Organization and Administration in Coaching. 3 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. This course is designed to give coaches more in-depth information about the organizational and administrative issues that coaches encounter. Content includes, but is not limited to, safety and injury prevention, contest management matters, field/facility maintenance, budgetary considerations (recruiting, scholarship decisions, fundraising, travel, equipment), public relations and human resource responsibilities (media, parents, administration, assistant coaches, AT, managers, captains), and legal and risk management procedures associated with coaching.

HMS 720. Curriculum Development in Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits.A course designed to acquaint the student with thebasic principles and practices in curriculumdevelopment. Curriculum developmentmethodologies for both K-12 and college curriculawill be addressed.

HMS 721. Motivational Issues in Sports. 3 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours. 3 credits. Motivational and psychological issues relate with sport performance enhancement, athlete/student wellbeing, and clinical issues with specific populations.

HMS 725. Clinical Biomechanics for Rehabilitation Professionals. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course will include advanced theoriesof biomechanics, pathomechanics, and clinicalanatomy relevant to the rehabilitation process ofthe physically active. Specific rationale will bediscussed concerning mechanical properties ofmusculoskeletal tissues including: structure,function, mechanical properties, healing process,and factors affecting mechanical and healingproperties. Participants will examine current andtraditional literature from various academicdisciplines, including biomechanics, engineering,neuroscience, exercise science, physical education,neurology, and rehabilitation to identify ways thisinformation may be applied to athletic training andrelated orthopaedic rehabilitation disciplines.Application is stressed as related to thebiomechanics, pathomechanics, and functionalanatomy for dimensions of movement and athleticperformance.

HMS 727. Advanced Biomechanics. 3 Credits.

Study of the relationships among mechanics, energetics and control of human movement. Emphasis will be placed on the applicatiion of mechanical concepts in biomechanics research. Prerequisite: EXSC 417W or EXSC 517.

HMS 730. Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology. 3 Credits.

A study of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Effects of exercise on the system will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HMS 630.

HMS 738. Exercise Endocrinology. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on the endocrine responses to acute and chronic exercise and how neuroendocrine function relates to health and athletic performance. Emphasis is placed on the role of the endocrine system in regulating substrate utilization during exercise, energy balance, skeletal muscle plasticity, reproductive function, and the aging process. Prerequisites: HMS 630.

HMS 739. Current Research in Motor Development. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Thiscourse will examine the current theories andresearch relating to qualitative and quantitativechanges in motor skills. Attention will be given tostructuring learning experiences to maximizedevelopment. The perspective will include theentire life span.

HMS 740. Principles and Concepts of Motor Learning. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Thiscourse will include analysis of motor learningtheories and selected factors as they affect thedevelopment of motor skills. Practical applicationand research potential will be included throughoutthe course to enhance the depth and breadth ofmotor learning knowledge. The course is designedto teach students the advanced principles andconcepts of motor learning so they might apply itto their clinical and research endeavors.

HMS 745. Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits.This course is designed to acquaint the studentwith tests and measurement instruments in thefields of health and physical education, testconstruction, scoring, and methods of interpretingtest results. Methodologies for both K-12 andcollege classes will be included.

HMS 815. Introduction to Doctoral Study Seminar. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This courseexplores current issues and trends in all aspects ofhuman movement science and relates theory topractice.

HMS 816. Research Experience I. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Determination of a researchproject through the review of literature. Courseencompasses formulation of a topic along with thedesign of a research study.

HMS 817. Research Experience II. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Supervised researchimplementation, data collection, and projectcompletion of specific topic within curriculum andinstruction or applied kinesiology concepts.

HMS 820. Curriculum Development in Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits.A course designed to acquaint the student with thebasic principles and practices in curriculumdevelopment. Curriculum developmentmethodologies for both K-12 and college curriculawill be addressed.

HMS 825. Clinical Biomechanics for Rehabilitation Professionals. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course will include advanced theoriesof biomechanics, pathomechanics, and clinicalanatomy relevant to the rehabilitation process ofthe physically active. Specific rationale will bediscussed concerning mechanical properties ofmusculoskeletal tissues including: structure,function, mechanical properties, healing process,and factors affecting mechanical and healingproperties. Participants will examine current andtraditional literature from various academicdisciplines, including biomechanics, engineering,neuroscience, exercise science, physical education,neurology, and rehabilitation to identify ways thisinformation may be applied to athletic training andrelated orthopaedic rehabilitation disciplines.Application is stressed as related to thebiomechanics, pathomechanics, and functionalanatomy for dimensions of movement and athleticperformance.

HMS 827. Advanced Biomechanics. 3 Credits.

Study of the relationships among mechanics, energetics and control of human movement. Emphasis will be placed on the applicatiion of mechanical concepts in biomechanics research. Prerequisite: EXSC 417W or EXSC 517.

HMS 830. Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology. 3 Credits.

A study of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Effects of exercise on the system will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HMS 630.

HMS 838. Exercise Endocrinology. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on the endocrine responses to acute and chronic exercise and how neuroendocrine function relates to health and athletic performance. Emphasis is placed on the role of the endocrine system in regulating substrate utilization during exercise, energy balance, skeletal muscle plasticity, reproductive function, and the aging process. Prerequisites: EXSC 630.

HMS 839. Current Research in Motor Development. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Thiscourse will examine the current theories andresearch relating to qualitative and quantitativechanges in motor skills. Attention will be given tostructuring learning experiences to maximizedevelopment. The perspective will include theentire life span.

HMS 840. Principles and Concepts of Motor Learning. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Thiscourse will include analysis of motor learningtheories and selected factors as they affect thedevelopment of motor skills. Practical applicationand research potential will be included throughoutthe course to enhance the depth and breadth ofmotor learning knowledge. The course is designedto teach students the advanced principles andconcepts of motor learning so they might apply itto their clinical and research endeavors.

HMS 845. Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits.This course is designed to acquaint the studentwith tests and measurement instruments in thefields of health and physical education, testconstruction, scoring, and methods of interpretingtest results. Methodologies for both K-12 andcollege classes will be included.

HMS 855. Neuroanatomical Basis of Human Movement. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Thiscourse will include advanced theories of anatomy,biomechanics, motor control, and movementdisorders. It will emphasize neuroanatomicalmechanisms that apply to the processes ofvoluntary movement. The select topics include;basic functional anatomy, physical and chemicalfoundations of brain and spinal cord, musclereflexes and spinal connections, muscle contractionmechanics, and sensorimotor system overview.

HMS 890. Doctoral Studies Seminar. 3 Credits.

Students will be introduced to expectations of conducting research, explore concepts associated with becoming a faculty member or practitioner with an earned doctorate, and become familiar with campus resources. Students will learn and apply concepts related to scientific writing. This course will include extensive reading of research articles, grant applications, and other scholarly work. Also, this course will investigate the need for professional development. This will include familiarizing oneself with appropriate professional organizations, exploring the benefits and challenges of collaboration, interviewing and preparing for job placements, and preparing a curricular vitae and teaching philosophy.

HMS 891. Doctoral Research Seminar. 3 Credits.

Students are introduced to the main philosophical traditions of research and scholarship that currently inform scientific inquiry in Human Movement Sciences with a specific focus on the preparation of a research proposal.

HMS 895. Topics. 1-3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 1-3 credits.

HMS 897. Readings and Research in Content Area. 3 Credits.

3 credits. Independent study with a faculty member. A guided review of the literature to determine the history, development, and issues of areas within human movement sciences, curriculum and instruction and applied kinesiology.

HMS 898. Dissertation Research. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Determination of a research project through the review of literature. Course encompasses formulation of a topic along with the design of a research study.

HMS 899. Dissertation. 1-12 Credits.

1-12 credits. Prerequisite: permission of dissertation committee chair. Work on pre-selected dissertation topic under the direction of dissertation chair.

HMS 999. Exercise Science, Sport, Physical Education and Recreation 999. 1 Credit.

1 credit. A one-credit pass/fail registration required of all graduate students to maintain active status during the final semester prior to graduation. After successfully passing the candidacy examination, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit each term until the degree is complete.

SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT Courses

SRM 711. Theory and Application in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

The course examines the concepts, theories and philosophies of sport and recreation. Discussion will focus on historic and current issues in sport and recreation. Information will be presented and discussed concerning the application of theories, and the role and function of sport and recreation from the global to the local level. The class content will cover the major areas of the professions.

SRM 738. Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to examine the principles and practices of financial management in diverse sport and recreation service settings. This course will explore the basic concepts of financial planning and analysis required to effectively manage a successful operation. The concepts covered in this course include finance, economics, accounting, and general business practices. The course is intended to offer a broad perspective of sport finance along with the basic skills associated with fiscal planning and management. Students will gain an understanding of the core principles associated with the financial management of sport and recreation enterprises.

SRM 746. Sport and Recreation Marketing. 3 Credits.

This course will familiarize the student with theoretical and practical aspects of sports and recreation marketing including the dynamic nature of sport and recreation marketing and the importance of branding. Through lecture and case-study analysis, the course will provide students with an understanding of the importance of marketing and consumer behavior theory and fundamentals specific to the marketing of sport and recreation. The course is also designed to introduce students to marketing within the sport and recreation industry, including understanding the unique aspects of sport and recreation as product, the sport and recreation consumer market and the sport product market.

SRM 750. Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of ethics and morals and how each applies in sport and recreation management settings. This course will include the study of theoretical models of moral development. In addition, teleological and deontological theories of ethics will be examined with special application made to the sports and recreation environments. Models of ethical analysis, codes of ethics, and the development of a personal and administrative philosophy will also be emphasized.

SRM 752. Facility Management for Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course examines the principles of facility operation for sport, recreation, and entertainment events. It will provide students with an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities commonly faced by facility managers. Students will analyze current research related to planning, funding, and operating sport/recreation facilities.

SRM 753. Sponsorship and Event Planning. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on two separate yet related topics: sponsorship and event planning. Many events in today’s marketplace forge partnerships with sponsors to provide benefits that are favorable to both parties. This course is designed to provide students with a detailed examination of the relationship between sport or leisure events and corporate sponsorship. In addition, this course will cover many aspects associated with planning an event such as working with stakeholders, budgeting, selecting a site, marketing and presenting the event.

SRM 755. Social Issues in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

The course will examine the nature and scope of sport and leisure from sociological, historical, economic, and philosophical perspectives. Special emphasis will be placed on studying selected issues and topics that impact sport and recreation managers and their understanding of the role that sport, recreation, and leisure play in society. Sport, recreation and leisure related topics include commercialism, deviance, drugs, gender, mass media, Olympic Movement, politics, race, religion, social class, social mobility, gambling, special populations, violence, youth sports, and the future of sport, recreation, and leisure.

SRM 760. Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

Course will introduce students to various aspects of the legal system as it relates to the management and supervision of sport and recreation facilities, programs, participants, spectators and events.

SRM 764. Field Experience in Sport and Recreation Management. 6 Credits.

Designed to provide detailed practical experience (400 clock hours) in a sport or recreation management field setting.

SRM 775. Management and Leadership in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course will examine various management and leadership principles as they apply to sport and recreation settings. Special emphasis will be placed on studying leadership theories, management objectives, planning, decision making, problem-solving, and staffing in sport and recreation.

SRM 780. Youth Development in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

The Positive Youth Development (PYD) movement has been greatly influenced by sport and recreation. With the recent increase of diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and risky behaviors among youth, sport and recreation professionals are charged to help alleviate these societal issues. More specifically, practitioners need to target the socio-emotional needs of our youth through the sport and recreation experience. By using class lectures, technology, video, and self-directed research, students will explore research, theory, practice, and techniques of structuring positive experiences for youth. This course includes the examination of theories on youth development, behavior management, motivation, resiliency, and social skills as they relate to the sport and recreation experience.

SRM 797. Independent Study in Sport and Recreation Management. 1-3 Credits.

Independent study in sport and recreation management. Problems approved in advance are investigated under the supervison of a faculty member. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor required.

SRM 811. Theory and Application in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

The course examines the concepts, theories and philosophies of sport and recreation. Discussion will focus on historic and current issues in sport and recreation. Information will be presented and discussed concerning the application of theories, and the role and function of sport and recreation from the global to the local level. The class content will cover the major areas of the professions.

SRM 838. Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to examine the principles and practices of financial management in diverse sport and recreation service settings. This course will explore the basic concepts of financial planning and analysis required to effectively manage a successful operation. The concepts covered in this course include finance, economics, accounting, and general business practices. The course is intended to offer a broad perspective of sport finance along with the basic skills associated with fiscal planning and management. Students will gain an understanding of the core principles associated with the financial management of sport and recreation enterprises.

SRM 846. Sport and Recreation Marketing. 3 Credits.

This course will familiarize the student with theoretical and practical aspects of sports and recreation marketing including the dynamic nature of sport and recreation marketing and the importance of branding. Through lecture and case-study analysis, the course will provide students with an understanding of the importance of marketing and consumer behavior theory and fundamentals specific to the marketing of sport and recreation. The course is also designed to introduce students to marketing within the sport and recreation industry, including understanding the unique aspects of sport and recreation as product, the sport and recreation consumer market and the sport product market.

SRM 850. Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of ethics and morals and how each applies in sport and recreation management settings. This course will include the study of theoretical models of moral development. In addition, teleological and deontological theories of ethics will be examined with special application made to the sports and recreation environments. Models of ethical analysis, codes of ethics, and the development of a personal and administrative philosophy will also be emphasized.

SRM 853. Sponsorship and Event Planning. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on two separate yet related topics: sponsorship and event planning. Many events in today’s marketplace forge partnerships with sponsors to provide benefits that are favorable to both parties. This course is designed to provide students with a detailed examination of the relationship between sport or leisure events and corporate sponsorship. In addition, this course will cover many aspects associated with planning an event such as working with stakeholders, budgeting, selecting a site, marketing and presenting the event.

SRM 855. Social Issues in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

The course will examine the nature and scope of sport and leisure from sociological, historical, economic, and philosophical perspectives. Special emphasis will be placed on studying selected issues and topics that impact sport and recreation managers and their understanding of the role that sport, recreation, and leisure play in society. Sport, recreation and leisure related topics include commercialism, deviance, drugs, gender, mass media, Olympic Movement, politics, race, religion, social class, social mobility, gambling, special populations, violence, youth sports, and the future of sport, recreation, and leisure.

SRM 860. Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

Course will introduce students to various aspects of the legal system as it relates to the management and supervision of sport and recreation facilities, programs, participants, spectators and events.

SRM 864. Sport and Recreation Marketing. 3 Credits.

This course will familiarize the student with theoretical and practical aspects of sports and recreation marketing including the dynamic nature of sport and recreation marketing and the importance of branding. Through lecture and case-study analysis, the course will provide students with an understanding of the importance of marketing and consumer behavior theory and fundamentals specific to the marketing of sport and recreation. The course is also designed to introduce students to marketing within the sport and recreation industry, including understanding the unique aspects of sport and recreation as product, the sport and recreation consumer market and the sport product market.

SRM 875. Management and Leadership in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course will examine various management and leadership principles as they apply to sport and recreation settings. Special emphasis will be placed on studying leadership theories, management objectives, planning, decision making, problem-solving, and staffing in sport and recreation.

SRM 880. Youth Development in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

The Positive Youth Development (PYD) movement has been greatly influenced by sport and recreation. With the recent increase of diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and risky behaviors among youth, sport and recreation professionals are charged to help alleviate these societal issues. More specifically, practitioners need to target the socio-emotional needs of our youth through the sport and recreation experience. By using class lectures, technology, video, and self-directed research, students will explore research, theory, practice, and techniques of structuring positive experiences for youth. This course includes the examination of theories on youth development, behavior management, motivation, resiliency, and social skills as they relate to the sport and recreation experience.

SRM 897. Independent Study in Sport and Recreation Management. 1-3 Credits.

Independent study in sport and recreation management. Problems approved in advance are investigated under the supervision of a faculty member.

SRM 999. Sport and Recreation Management 999. 1 Credit.

A one-hour pass/fail registration required of all graduate students to maintain active status during the final semester prior to graduation. After successfully passing the candidacy examination, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit each term until the degree is complete.

ATHLETIC TRAINING Courses

AT 618. Current Research in Athletic Training. 1 Credit.

Designed to provide an understanding of evidence-based practice to the sports medicine setting and the intricacies of performing evidence-based practice research projects.

AT 623. Athletic Training Practicum I. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide practical experience in the athletic training setting and an understanding of evidence-based practice in sports medicine.

AT 626. Advanced Orthopaedic Evaluation and Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.

This course is for sports medicine clinicians and will focus on advanced topics in the study of orthopaedic evaluation, assessment, management, and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries. A combination of discussion, lecture, critical review of literature, laboratory activities, and student presentations will be employed throughout the course.

AT 628. The Spine: Evaluation and Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.

A course designed to provide information relative to the recognition, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries involving the spine.

AT 630. Interdisciplinary Healthcare in Athletic Training Clinical Practice. 2 Credits.

This clinical experience entails interaction with healthcare providers associated with sports medicine specialities and general medical concerns.

AT 633. Athletic Training Practicum II. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide practical experience in the athletic training setting and an understanding of evidence-based practice in sports medicine.

AT 643. Athletic Training Practicum III. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide practical experience in the athletic training setting and an understanding of evidence-based practice in sports medicine.

AT 650. Integration of Evidence for Clinical Decision Making in Sports Medicine. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce the graduate student to research processes in the athletic training field. The focus is on understanding and recognizing principles of EBP in athletic training, understanding the elements of evidence, appraising the evidence, and considering the evidence for use in clinical practice.

AT 651. Statistical Techniques for Clinical Decision Making in Sports Medicine. 3 Credits.

This course includes conceptual and computational applications associated with the common statistical techniques relevant to sports medicine clinicians. The intent is to provide students with an introduction to frequently used descriptive and inferential statistical methods for clinical or research purposes in sports medicine. Lectures and laboratory exercises will be utilized to instruct students on using statistics to be intelligent consumers of the research literature. Emphasis will be placed on using statistics to make informed, evidence-based clinical decisions with the goal of enhancing patient care. Prerequisite: AT 650.

AT 653. Athletic Training Practicum IV. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide practical experience in the athletic training setting and an understanding of evidence-based practice in sports medicine.

AT 655. Supervised Teaching Internship. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to provide supervised and mentored teaching experience within fields applicable to athletic training.

AT 657. Lower Extremity Injury Management Strategies. 3 Credits.

Stresses clinical techniques used in the management and assessment of the lower extremity and spine through utilization of evidence-based practice.

AT 670. Athletic Training Research I. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to systematically guide post-professional athletic training students through the research process. Coursework will focus on development of an original research idea, building the theoretical background, and identifying the rationale for a research project. Based on the nature of this course, students will be required to meet with a research supervisor outside of the time permitted for class. Prerequisite: AT 650.

AT 671. Athletic Training Research II. 2 Credits.

This is a course designed to guide post-professional athletic training students through aspects of the research process. Coursework will focus on writing the Methods sections for a research manuscript, writing the results section for a research manuscript and proper data entry techniques for a research project. Based on the nature of this course, students will be required to meet with a research supervisor and collect data for their respective project outside of the time permitted for class. Prerequisites: AT 670.

AT 672. Athletic Training Research III. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to guide post-professional athletic training students through aspects of the research process. Coursework will focus on writing the discussion section for a research manuscript, writing a research abstract for submission to a conference, developing an oral research presentation for a conference, and creating a poster presentation for a conference. Based on the nature of this course, students will be required to meet with a research supervisor outside of the time permitted for class. Prerequisites: AT 671.

AT 691. Gross Anatomy for Sports Medicine Clinicians. 4 Credits.

This course will include dissection of a human cadaver and will be supplemented with classroom lectures. The course is designed to teach graduae athletic training students the principles and concepts of human gross anatomy as they apply to clinical practice. Emphasis will be on the musculoskeletal, nervous, and vascular systems of the extremities.

AT 711. Analysis of Human Motion for Sports Medicine Clinicians. 3 Credits.

This course includes theories and applications of techniques concerning the analysis of human motion for the sports medicine clinician. The intent of this course is to provide students with an introduction to quantitative analysis of human motion and the concepts and equipment to collect objective quantifiable data for clinical or research purposes.

AT 756. Education in Athletic Training. 4 Credits.

Designed to introduce current concepts of curriculum development, evaluation methods, course construction and testing as related to the athletic training clinical and didactic experience. Designed to introduce the graduate student to aspects of the management of learning and instruction; how learners learn and how teacherscan facilitate their learning as related to the athletictraining didactic and clinical experience.

AT 811. Analysis of Human Motion for Sports Medicine Clinicians. 3 Credits.

This course includes theories and applications of techniques concerning the analysis of human motion. It is designed to provide opportunities for the advanced study of motion analysis techniques for the study of human movement. The intent of this course is to provide students with an extensive knowledge concerning quantitative analysis of human motion and the concepts and equipment to collect objective quantifiable data to be used for clinical or research purposes.