Master of Education (M.Ed), Major in Physical Education

Major Program

The sports education concentration (master’s only or master's and teacher certification through the MAC program) is designed for individuals pursuing careers as professional educator’s (physical education teachers and coaches) in elementary, secondary, or higher education settings.

Admission Policy

For information regarding admission application requirements and deadlines, please visit The Graduate College website at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/pe.html.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking a master of education (M.Ed.) with a major in physical education may choose to pursue a minor or a concentration in sports education. Students may choose from the thesis (30 hours) or non-thesis (36 hours) option.

A physical education major is expected to have a minimum of 18 semester hours of physical education course work at the undergraduate level, exclusive of physical education activity courses. Students who do not have undergraduate course work in physical education may be required to complete graduate leveling courses.

Course Work Requirements

Non-thesis Option with 15-hour Minor

Physical Education Course Work
ESS 5305Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
ESS 5306Advanced Exercise Physiology3
ESS 5309Biomechanics for Exercise & Sports Science3
ESS 5346Research Methods in Health and Human Performance3
ESS 5347Independent Study in Exercise Science3
ESS 5356Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance3
Graduate Advisor-approved Elective3
Minor Course Work
Choose 15-hour minor (Needs advisor approval)15
Total Hours36

Thesis Option with 9-hour Minor

Physical Education Course Work
ESS 5306Advanced Exercise Physiology3
ESS 5309Biomechanics for Exercise & Sports Science3
ESS 5346Research Methods in Health and Human Performance3
ESS 5356Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance3
Graduate Advisor-approved Elective3
Minor Course Work
Choose 9-hour minor (Needs advisor approval)9
Thesis Course Work
Choose a minimum 6 hours6
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Total Hours30

MAC Specialization Option with Teacher Certification

Physical Education Course Work
ESS 5346Research Methods in Health and Human Performance3
ESS 5356Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance3
ESS 5344Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity and Sport3
ESS 5353Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity and Sport3
ESS 5347Independent Study in Exercise Science3
ESS 5304Motor Learning and Performance3
ESS 5322Inclusion and Diversity in Physical Activity and Sport3
Supporting Course Work
CI 5370Classroom Management, Discipline, and Legal Issues3
CI 5314Human Growth and Development II3
CI 5324Systems for Advanced Academics and Talent Development3
Educational Foundations Course Work
CI 5333The Secondary Curriculum3
CI 5363Strategies for Improving Secondary Teaching3
Total Hours36

Sports Education Concentration (Non-thesis option)

Required Courses
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Motor Learning and Performance
Biomechanics for Exercise & Sports Science
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Advanced Resistance Training and Conditioning
ESS 5354Developmental Sports Education I3
ESS 5355Developmental Sports Education II3
ESS 5344Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity and Sport3
ESS 5346Research Methods in Health and Human Performance3
ESS 5356Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance3
REC 5380Administering Leisure Delivery Systems3
Prescribed Elective Courses
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
Human Growth and Development II
Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Inclusion and Diversity in Physical Activity and Sport
Independent Study in Exercise Science
Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity and Sport
Internship in Exercise and Sports Science
Professional Ethics
Philosophy and Sport
Medical Ethics and Bio-ethics
Philosophy of Education
Legal and Ethical Issues in Recreation and Leisure Services
Applications of Management and Leadership in Leisure Services
Total Hours36

 Sports Education Concentration (Thesis option)

Required Courses
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Motor Learning and Performance
Biomechanics for Exercise & Sports Science
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Advanced Resistance Training and Conditioning
ESS 5354Developmental Sports Education I3
ESS 5355Developmental Sports Education II3
ESS 5344Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity and Sport3
ESS 5346Research Methods in Health and Human Performance3
ESS 5356Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance3
REC 5380Administering Leisure Delivery Systems3
ESS 5399AThesis3
ESS 5399BThesis3
Prescribed Elective Courses
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
Human Growth and Development II
Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Inclusion and Diversity in Physical Activity and Sport
Independent Study in Exercise Science
Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity and Sport
Professional Ethics
Philosophy and Sport
Medical Ethics and Bio-ethics
Philosophy of Education
Legal and Ethical Issues in Recreation and Leisure Services
Applications of Management and Leadership in Leisure Services
Total Hours36

If a student elects to follow the thesis option for the degree, a committee to direct the written thesis will be established. The thesis must demonstrate the student’s capability for research and independent thought. Preparation of the thesis must be in conformity with the Graduate College Guide to Preparing and Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation. The thesis handbook may be accessed at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/docs/Thesis_Diss_Guide.pdf.

Thesis Proposal

The student must submit an official Master's Thesis Proposal form and proposal to his or her thesis committee. Thesis proposals vary by department and discipline. Please see your department for proposal guidelines and requirements. The required thesis proposal form may be obtained from The Graduate College at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/gcforms.html. After signing the form and obtaining committee members’ signatures, graduate advisor’s signature (if required by the program), and the department chair’s signature, the student must submit the thesis proposal form with one copy of the proposal attached to the dean of The Graduate College for approval before proceeding with research on the thesis. If the thesis research involves human subjects, the student must obtain exemption or approval from the Texas State Institutional Review Board prior to submitting the proposal form to The Graduate College. If the thesis research involves vertebrate animals, the proposal form must include the Texas State IACUC approval code. It is recommended the thesis proposal form be submitted to the dean of The Graduate College by the end of the student’s enrollment in 5399A.

Thesis Committee

The thesis committee must be composed of a minimum of three approved graduate faculty members.

Thesis Enrollment and Credit

The completion of a minimum of six hours of thesis enrollment is required. Enrollment for the thesis will be in course number 5399A for a student’s initial thesis enrollment and a thesis B course for each subsequent thesis enrollment in the field in which the subject matter of the thesis falls, e.g., PS 5399A and PS 5399B. Preliminary discussions regarding the selection of a topic and assignment to a research supervisor will not require enrollment for the thesis course.

A student will be required to enroll in and pay the fee for at least one hour of the thesis course during any term in which the student will receive thesis supervision or guidance and/or in which the student is using university resources. Failure to register for the thesis course during a term in which supervision is received may result in postponement of graduation. After initial enrollment in 5399A, the student will continue to enroll in a thesis B course as long as it takes to complete the thesis. In the rare case when a student has not previously enrolled in thesis and plans to work on and complete the thesis in one term, the student will enroll in both 5399A and 5399B. The only grades assigned for thesis courses are PR (progress), CR (credit), W (withdrew), and F (failing). If acceptable progress is not being made in a thesis course, the instructor may issue a grade of F. If the student is making acceptable progress, a grade of PR is assigned until the thesis is completed. The minimum number of hours of thesis credit (“CR”) will be awarded only after the thesis is filed in the Alkek Library and the librarian has electronically returned the thesis card to the office of The Graduate College.

A student who has selected the thesis option must be registered for the thesis course during the term or Summer I (during summer the thesis course runs ten weeks for both sessions) in which the degree will be conferred.

Fee Reduction

A master’s degree candidate for graduation may be eligible for a one-time fee reduction under V.T.C.A. Education Code, Section 54.054. Please refer to the section titled Fee Reduction in the Additional Fees and Expenses chapter of this catalog for more information.

Thesis Deadlines and Approval Process

Thesis deadlines are posted at the following web page: http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Thes-Diss_Info/T-D_Deadlines.html. The completed thesis must be submitted to the chair of the thesis committee no later than 41 days before the date of the commencement at which the degree is to be conferred.

The following must be submitted to the office of The Graduate College no later than 24 days, not counting weekends or holidays, before the date of commencement at which the degree is to be conferred (see The Graduate College webpage for specific deadlines):

  1. The Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form bearing original signatures of the student and all committee members.
  2. One (1) copy of the thesis in final form, approved by all committee members, on standard paper (Hard-copy Submission Option) or PDF of the thesis in final form, approved by all committee members, uploaded in the on-line Vireo submission system (Vireo On-line Submission Option).

After the dean of The Graduate College approves the thesis, the process is as follows:

  1. For the Vireo On-line Submission Option:
    1. No copies are required to be submitted to the Alkek Library. However, Alkek will bind copies submitted that the student wants bound for personal use. Personal copies are not required to be printed on archival quality paper. The student will take the personal copies to the Alkek Library and pay the binding fee for personal copies.

Master's level courses in Health and Human Performance: AT, ESS, H ED, REC

Courses Offered

Athletic Training (AT)

AT 5101. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate assistants and provides regular in-service and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Graduate assistants are required to register for this course in the spring semester of their employment. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
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AT 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5201. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate assistants and provides in-service and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Graduate assistants are required to register for this course in the fall semester of their employment. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5302. Special Topics in Athletic Training.

This course is designed to educate students in the scientific process and develop an in-depth understanding of the research process in Athletic Training.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5303. Seminar in Athletic Training.

Current trends in athletic and physical education concerning the care and prevention of injuries with special emphasis on therapeutic and rehabilitation techniques. Taping and bandaging will be practiced in a laboratory situation.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5307. Bioenergetics of Exercise and Rehabilitation.

This course is designed to provide both a theoretical and clinical basis for the use of therapeutic exercise in physiological basis of muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems in the rehabilitation of all athletic injuries. Must be admitted to the MS in Athletic Training Program or instructor approval required.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5308. Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation.

This course is designed to provide both a theoretical and clinical basis for the use of therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation setting, as well as to impart knowledge pertaining to the physiological effects, indications, contraindications and applications of therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation of all athletic injuries. Must be admitted to the M.S. in Athletic Training Program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5310. Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Rehabilitation.

This course provides for an advanced study of the concepts, theories, and current research related to proprioception, postural stability, and neuromuscular control as applied to the prevention, diagnosis, and clinical management of sport-related musculoskeletal injuries and concussions. Must be admitted to the M.S. in Athletic Training Program or instructor approval required.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5311. Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.

This course focuses on the application of biomechanical principles to the pathoetiology, diagnosis, and physiological capacity for healing of injuries to bone, ligament, tendon, cartilage, and other human tissues, with an emphasis on current injury research. Must be admitted to the M.S. in Athletic Training Program or instructor approval required.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5312. Evidence-Based Practice in Sports Medicine.

This course is designed to provide students with advanced study in the elements of evidence-based practice in sports medicine with focus on the role of accessing, retrieving, and critically appraising evidence to answer clinical questions in patient care. Must be admitted to the M.S. in Athletic Training Program or instructor approval required. Prerequisite: ESS 5346.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5318. Therapeutic Evaluation and Intervention.

This course explores the scientific bases of therapeutic musculoskeletal exercise and neuromuscular evaluative techniques in the rehabilitation process. Must be admitted to the M.S. in Athletic Training Program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5347. Independent Study in Athletic Training.

This course may be taken by a student who desires to work on a research problem or investigation in Athletic Training. The student gathers and analyzes pertinent data and submits a report of the results of the research. Repeatable once for credit. Prerequisite: ESS 5346.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in AT 5399B. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AT 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Exercise Science Specialization (ESS)

ESS 5101. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate teaching and instructional assistants in the department. This course provides regular in-service and planned periodic evaluations of instructional and professional responsibilities. This course does not earn graduate credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
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ESS 5117. Laboratory in Exercise Physiology.

Students in this leveling laboratory course perform experiments that highlight the physiological responses to exercise. The course introduces students to basis techniques in the assessment of health and human performance, including the assessment of maximal oxygen consumption, body composition, anaerobic power and capacity, muscular fitness, movement economy, and dietary intake. Prerequisite: BIO 2430 or equivalent. Co-requisite: ESS 5317.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from Graduate GPA|Leveling
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ESS 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the completed thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), in progress (PR), or no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: ESS 5399A.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5201. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate teaching and instructional assistants in the department. This course provides regular in-service and planned periodic evaluations of instructional and professional responsibilities. This course does not earn graduate credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the completed thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), in progress (PR), or no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: ESS 5399A.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5303. Adapted Physical Education.

A leveling course designed to provide content knowledge on legal mandates, evidence-based practices, and the characteristics of selected disabilities and their consideration when designing meaningful individualized physical activity experiences to meet the needs of students with disabilities in school settings.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5304. Motor Learning and Performance.

This course is designed to provide students the foundation for understanding the principles involved in enhancing motor skill acquisition, and physiological, neurological, and psychological factors affecting motor learning and performance. Inquiry is made into the various motor learning theories and concepts.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5305. Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription.

This course provides an intensive study of current scientifically based exercise testing and prescription procedures. Students will learn how to evaluate fitness and prescribe exercise through laboratory experiences.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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ESS 5306. Advanced Exercise Physiology.

This advanced course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the acute responses to exercise and the physiological adaptations that occur in response to exercise training. Additional topics to be covered include environmental influences, aging, and sex differences.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5307. Advanced Resistance Training and Conditioning.

This course will include the development, instruction, and evaluation of resistance training exercises and programs for diverse populations and settings. Physiological and mechanical principles related to resistance training will be applied to study human performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5308. Physical Activity, Exercise, and Epidemiology.

This course will provide students with opportunities to examine the role of physical inactivity in the development of chronic diseases and the benefits of activity in prevention efforts. A special emphasis will be placed on activity assessment and intervention research.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5309. Biomechanics for Exercise & Sports Science.

Review of current research and research techniques in the biomechanics of exercise and sport science. Students will developskills in reviewing, planning, and conducting biomechanical research.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5310. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology.

The course will provide studetns with a thorough understanding of the structure, function, neural mechanisms, and integrated responses of the human cardiopulmonary system to acute and chronic exercise. In addition, basic cardiopulmonary pathology, pharmacology, and electrocardiography will be introduced.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5311. Applied Neuromuscular and Skeletal Muscle Physiology.

The course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the structure and function of neuromuscular and skeletal muscle physiology. This course will examine mechanisms that regulate skeletal muscle force production and human performance in response to acute and chronic exercise. In addition, advanced laboratory techniques will be introduced.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5317. Exercise Physiology.

This leveling course provides an overview of the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise. Emphasis is on muscle bioenergetics, muscle contractile properties, optimizing human performance through training and supplementation, as well as cardiopulmonary and endocrine responses to exercise. Prerequisite: BIO 2430 or equivalent. Corequisite: ESS 5117.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from Graduate GPA|Lab Required|Leveling
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ESS 5320. Biomechanics.

This leveling course provides an introduction to the mechanical foundations of anatomical function and human movement. Qualitative and quantitative biomechanical analyses of human movement are introducted to inform the prescription of technique, equipment, and training interventions. Prerequisite: BIO 2430 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5322. Inclusion and Diversity in Physical Activity and Sport.

This course is designed to prepare physical activity and sport educators with knowledge, skills, and strategies to create inclusive learning environments. Culturally responsive teaching strategies that best accommodate the individual needs of children, adolescents, and adults, with diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, socio-economic, physical, and cognitive needs will be emphasized.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5323. Physical and Motor Assessment of Children with Disabilities.

This survey course addresses the selection, administration, and interpretation of commonly used assessment tools and practices for collecting physical and motor performance data on children with disabilities.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5329. Motor Learning.

This leveling course provides students with an understanding of the physiological, neurological, and psychological factors affecting performance and acquisition of motor skills. Students will examine the structural components underlying the learning of motor skills and draw upon examples from sport, physical activities, and rehabilitation. This course does not earn graduate degree credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5344. Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity and Sport.

This course is a comprehensive study of pedagogical research examining effective teaching and assessment strategies in physical activity and sport. The use of assessment to improve instruction, learning outcomes, and programming will be emphasized. The course is designed to promote reflective physical activity and sport educators.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5346. Research Methods in Health and Human Performance.

A study of research methods related to techniques for searching the professional research literature, understanding, planning, and conducting professional research projects, as well as development of skills for writing research proposals related to human performance.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5347. Independent Study in Exercise Science.

The course allows students to receive individualized instruction while working on a professional project with a supervising faculty member. This course will require students to enhance their writing, research, teaching, and/or presentation skills. Repeatable once for credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5351. Measurement & Evaluation in Exercise Science.

This leveling course examines fundamental principles and techniques of measuring human performance related to Exercise and Sports Science, as well as evaluating and interpreting the results of exercise science and human performance tests in children and adults. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5353. Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity and Sport.

This course examines contemporary evidenced-based curriculum models. It is designed to enable students to develop and implement developmentally appropriate and theoretically based physical activity and sport programs in schools, communities, and athletic venues.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5354. Developmental Sports Education I.

This course is designed to provide sport educators with theory, research, and application strategies to implement developmentally appropriate sports programs. Pedagogical, philosophical, psychosocial, and physiological variables impacting youth participation in sport are examined. Emphasis is placed on promoting positive youth development by applying evidenced-based practices in sports education.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5355. Developmental Sports Education II.

The purpose of this course is to provide sports education professionals with the theoretical and practical information necessary to design and implement a quality sports experience for adolescents and/or adults. This course will focus on a theory to practice approach and will include a bio-psychosocial perspective.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5356. Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance.

A study of quantitative statistical methods for planning and conducting experimental and correlational research, as well as techniques for statistical data analysis and interpretation applicable to health and human performance.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5391. Administrative Problems in Competitive Sports.

This course investigates problems of organization and administration of the various programs in competitive sports for men and women in junior high, secondary, and collegiate levels.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5398. Internship in Exercise and Sports Science.

This 240-hour internship provides students with work-related experience with children, adults, older individuals, or athletes in exercise settings. Students are provided an opportunity to prescribe and supervise age- and fitness-appropriate exercise programs and perform exercise tests. Prerequisite: ESS 5306.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student's initial thesis enrollment. No thesis course credit is awarded until the student has completed the entire thesis required in ESS 5399B. Graded on a credit (CR), in progress (PR), or no credit (F) basis. Prerequisites: ESS 5346 and ESS 5356.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the completed thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), in progress (PR), or no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: ESS 5399A.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the completed thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), in progress (PR), or no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: ESS 5399A.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5624. Principles and Practices for Teaching Physical Education.

This is a leveling class for graduate students pursuing teaching certification in physical education. Particular emphasis is placed on methods of teaching physical education. This course does not earn graduate credit. Departmental Approval required.
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6 Credit Hours. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from Graduate GPA|Leveling
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ESS 5698. Internship in Exercise and Sports Science.

This full-time internship provides students with a minimum of 480 hours of field experience. Students will work with children, adults, older individuals, or athletes in exercise or health care settings, and prescribe and supervise age and fitness appropriate exercise programs and perform comprehensive health-related assessments.
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6 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
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ESS 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the completed thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), in progress (PR), or no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: ESS 5399A.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Health Education (H ED)

H ED 5101. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate teaching and instructional assistants in HPER. This course provides regular in-service and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Graduate assistants will be required to register for this course in the spring semester of their employment. This course does not earn graduate credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5201. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate teaching and instructional assistants in HPER. This course provides regular in-service and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Graduate assistants will be required to register for this course in the fall semester of their employment. This course does not earn graduate credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
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H ED 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5310. History and Philosophy of Health Education.

Intensive study of historical and philosophical contributions to health promotion program development. Current political issues, public health issues, and influential cultural changes are examined.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5312. Reading, Writing, and Understanding Research in Health and Wellness Promotion.

This course provides practical experience in technical and professional writing skills. In addition, techniques to read and understand research in health and wellness promotion will be presented. Understanding application of research in school, community, and public health programs will be emphasized.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5315. Application of Quantitative Data Analysis in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research II).

This course focuses on the study of introductory and intermediate statistics and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on the application level of statistics rather than the theoretical and will highlight a) how to apply statistical models, b) how to perform the analyses with social science software, and c) how to interpret findings.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5320. Foundation of Public Health.

In-depth study of past and current public health programs. Department of Health Services personnel will be utilized as guest consultants to familiarize students with various existing health programs for Texas residents.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5321. Theoretical Foundations of Health Education.

This course focuses on the presentation and critical analysis of the role of theory in health education, the description of different theories being utilized in health education research and interventions, and the application of these theories to interventions and research.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5325. Ethical Principles in Health Education.

This course provides an in-depth analysis of ethical standards, principles, and behaviors related to the field of health education. Students will explore how to apply, monitor, and model ethical standards in the profession.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5330. Topics in Health Education.

Topics: 5330A Advanced teaching strategies. 5330B Curriculum development. 5330C Other topics as needed. May be repeated once with a different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5331. Seminar in Current Problems in Health Education.

Current national and international trends and problems in health that affect the school age group. May be repeated once with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5335. Health Education Leadership.

Structured experiences for developing administrative leadership for health education programs. Included are leadership philosophy, staffing, programming, budgeting, public relations, facilities, and evaluations.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5340. Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation.

Course addresses application of professional competencies in health education and promotion programs. Topics include needs assessment, data gathering techniques, instrument design, data and statistics, interpreting, reporting, and application of findings for program development. Cultural competency and communication will also be covered.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5345. Issues in Human Sexuality Education.

This course provides for in depth study of sexuality education as a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming healthy attitudes, beliefs, and values regarding sexuality. Students will analyze information and educational resources for implementing and advocating for sexuality instruction through health courses, sexuality education courses, and programs.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5346. Literature and Research in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research I).

This course focuses on research models commonly used in health and wellness promotion. Students will learn how to design research studies using accepted research methods in the social sciences. In addition, students will write the introduction, literature review, and methods sections common in health and wellness promotion research.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5347. Independent Study in Health Education Problems.

Allows for independent study of one or more problems in health education that hold special interest or offer opportunity for professional improvement and growth. Open on an individual basis by special arrangement with the Division Coordinator. Course graded on a credit (CR) no credit (F) basis. Repeatable once with a different emphasis. Prerequisite: H ED 5346.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5360. Internship in Health Education.

As an essential element in the preparation of health education specialists, this 240-hour internship provides students with professionally related experience. Students may work with diverse target audiences in health education settings. Internship is approved and supervised by health education graduate coordinator. Course graded on a credit (CR) no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5374. Interprofessional Service Learning in Global Health.

This advanced course focuses on principles of international health and wellness promotion with global populations. Emphasis is placed on assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention strategies. Students explore roles of health educators collaborating with providers of health services to diverse populations. The course may be repeated for credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in H ED 5399B. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: H ED 5346.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Recreation (REC)

REC 5101. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate teaching and instructional assistants in Health and Human Performance. It provides regular in-service and planned evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Registration is required of Graduate Teaching Assistants in the spring semester of employment. This course does not earn graduate credit. Graded on credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
Grade Mode: Leveling/Assistantships

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REC 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continued thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5201. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required of all graduate teaching and instructional assistants in HPER. This course provides regular in-service and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities. Graduate assistants will be required to register for this course in the fall semester of their employment. This course does not earn graduate credit. Graded on credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
Grade Mode: Leveling/Assistantships

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REC 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continued thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5310. Philosophical Foundations of Recreation & Leisure Services.

To introduce and explore the meanings of leisure, leisure behavior, and leisure services from historical, philosophical, sociological, and political perspectives. Students will develop a philosophical view of leisure based on exploration of the history of leisure and the leisure profession as well as consideration of the nature of the individual and society.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5318D. Technology, Leisure & Recreation: A critical survey.

Modern society has increasingly been redefined by practices contextualized by leisure/recreation and embedded in the essence of leisure. Another definer of modern life is technology. This course is a critical survey of the confluence of these two domains, with new meanings made evident. Technology topics may vary. Open to non-majors.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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REC 5318E. Physical environment, life and leisure I: Built public spaces and the leisure experience.

The physical environment is not only a container of human action, it is also itself experienced by people. This course will examine how the human-made environment is a source of meaning and experience and suggest, consequently, how it can be modeled to facilitate preferences by users. Open to non-majors.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5318L. Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Administration.

Students will become knowledgeable of the theoretical foundations of outdoor and adventure recreation programming and sustainable ecotourism. Principles and procedures for developing and leading recreation programs in a variety of specialized, outdoor environments will be studied. Leave No Trace competency and outdoor skills will be analyzed and demonstrated in outdoor settings.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5318M. Programming for Active Older Adults.

Individuals who work in leisure and aging focus on enhancing the quality of life for individuals aged 55 and over. The population of persons over the age of 65 is growing rapidly and in the US the 'older adult' population now includes members from three distinct age cohort group.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5320A. Leisure Enhancement in Later Life Dementia Studies in the United Kingdom - Study Abroad.

This study abroad course focuses on selected topics in Therapeutic Recreation in the UK (London, England/Stirling, Scotland) and ties in dementia care site observations and training with St. Christopher's Hospice and Stirling University Dementia Studies program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5321. Issues and Trends in Recreation and Leisure Services.

A seminar style course where students investigate current events on the provision of services. This course will address that need.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5325. Philosophical Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation.

Course covers therapeutic recreation practices, history of the profession, current trends, and various disabilities and disorders across the lifespan. Through field-based activities, students will develop skills and abilities necessary to provide services to persons with disabilities.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5326. Advanced Practices and Interventions in Therapeutic Recreation.

This course addresses advanced practices and intervention strategies for provision of services to persons with disabilities. Students will gain an understanding of theoretical models and learn how to apply these models when analyzing activity selection and documenting client outcomes. Prerequisite: REC 5325 or REC 5318F.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5327. Advanced Assessment and Documentation in Therapeutic Recreation.

This course provides for the study of advanced assessments and documentation related to persons with disabilities. Students will gain an understanding of standardized assessments in therapeutic recreation, including composition, implementation, and evaluation of results. Prerequisite: REC 5318F or REC 5325.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5328. Advanced Principles of Therapeutic Recreation.

In this course students apply advanced principles of therapeutic recreation related to persons with psychological disorders and physical disabilities. The course engages students in advanced case study design and implementation of treatment plan utilizing a transdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation. Prerequisites: REC 5318F or REC 5325 and REC 5318G or REC 5326.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5329. Therapeutic Recreation in Psychiatric Settings.

This course applies an advanced approach of Leisure Education (LE) in the rehabilitation process for persons with psychiatric disorders. Students will have the opportunity in a field-based setting to develop skills and abilities necessary to implement LE in treating persons. Prerequisite: REC 5318F or REC 5325.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5330. Applications of Management and Leadership in Leisure Services.

This course provides an exploration of management issues within recreation administration with an emphasis on the role of the leader as a conduit for effectiveness. Content will include theories and philosophies, processes, accountability, strategic planning, and conflict resolution applications.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5337. Independent Study in Recreational Administration.

Individual study related to recreational administration under direct supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for additional credit at the discretion of the department chair.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5338. Internship in Therapeutic Recreation.

This course provides students the opportunity to complete an intensive, on-site internship under the supervision of a Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Students will complete 480 hours in a clinical or community setting. Prerequisite: All master-level coursework required by degree plan and National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification guidelines.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5340. Social Psychology of Recreation and Leisure.

To provide an introduction and overview of the personal, social and social-psychological contexts of leisure; utilizing current literature the course will focus on examining leisure and recreation behavior from psychological, sociological and social-psychological constructs that are contributing to a contemporary, interdisciplinary understanding of the leisure phenomenon.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5346. Literature and Research.

Directed reading, reports, and discussions of the current literature in the field of education, a critical analysis of research techniques and the locations and securing of information, together with the steps necessary to the solution of research problems in this field.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5350. Legal and Ethical Issues in Recreation and Leisure Services.

A seminar style course that focuses on legal and ethical issues related to recreation and leisure services. Tort law, participant rights, accessibility, credentialing, and others are topics to be addressed in this course.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5360. Applications of Marketing and Finance in Recreation.

This course is a study of marketing and financial concepts, principles, and techniques as they relate to recreation and leisure delivery systems. These include full cost accounting, pricing, financial management, distribution, promotional techniques, marketing plans, alternative funding and proposals.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5380. Administering Leisure Delivery Systems.

This course content provides students with program development and administration tools developed and tested within the recreation industry. Topics may include the exploration of programming and organizational theory, administrative processes, and the application of the organizational principles to the recreation service delivery systems.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until the student has completed the thesis in REC 5399B. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continued thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continued thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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REC 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continued thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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