KHS7900, 7901, 7902, and 7903
Seminar in Kinesiology I, II, III, and IV
These four one-credit-hour courses provide students the opportunity to make progress on their dissertation in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Special focus is placed on selecting the dissertation topic, identifying a dissertation advisor, and drafting the Introduction (KHS7900); forming the dissertation committee and drafting the Literature Review (KHS7901); drafting the Methodology (KHS7902); and drafting the dissertation prospectus (KHS7903).
Current Issues and Trends in Kinesiology
This course prepares students to analyze current problems, issues, and trends impacting kinesiology professions. The emphasis is on selecting and discussing emerging and controversial topics from research and everyday experiences that lead to action. Leadership principles are examined as students develop and identify leadership strategies, tools, and applications to successfully implement a personal mission and vision statement.
Medical Aspects of Exercise and Disease Prevention
This course utilizes an epidemiological approach to examine the relationship between physical activity and health and/or disease outcomes. Emphasis is on the role of exercise in preventative medicine. Topics include the impact of exercise on various diseases and the effect of various medical conditions on the ability to participate in vigorous exercise and competitive sports.
Exercise and Health Behavior Change
Advanced analysis of theoretical health behavior models and their application to physical activity behavior. Includes practical techniques, tools, and interventions (e.g., counseling skills, motivational interviewing) to enhance exercise adherence and motivation across the lifespan.
Professional Ethics and Program Management in Kinesiology
This course examines ethical and socio-cultural issues that kinesiology students will face during their training and professional practice emphasizing conceptual frameworks needed to articulate concerns and engage in meaningful dialogue with others. Topics include the application of ethical program management, financial management, legal issues, and evaluation and planning.
Research Methods in Kinesiology
This course explores important practical considerations for applying quantitative and qualitative kinesiology research. Emphasis is placedon real-world examples of how research is effectively accessed, interpreted, and used in professional kinesiology settings.
Advanced Research Seminar in Kinesiology
This course builds on the previous course, but with an intentional focus on the dissertation topic of interest for each student. In-depth research strategies, data reliability and credibility, and the IRB process are discussed and completed during this course. Students schedule the dissertation proposal during this course.
Qualitative Research in Kinesiology
This course provides an in-depth examination of qualitative research, including research designs, data collection strategies, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation methods.
Quantitative Research in Kinesiology
This course provides an overview of quantitative research, including research designs, data collection strategies, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation methods.
Mixed Methods Research in Kinesiology
This course provides an overview of mixed methods research, including research designs, data collection strategies, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation methods.
Advanced Topics in Statistics: Experimental Design
This course covers a selected advanced topic in statistics. This course examines various designs that can be applied to a study that results in valid and objective conclusions.
Advanced Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
This course examines the effects of acute and chronic exercise on the cardiovascular system, with an emphasis on understanding the regulatory mechanism that controls the cardiovascular system at rest and in response to aerobic and resistance exercises.
Advanced Exercise & Sports Nutrition
This course examines the role of nutrient selection, metabolism, and timing play in supporting and improving health and human performance. Topics include nutrient bioenergetics, optimizing nutrient timing, micronutrients and macronutrients, ergogenic aids, thermoregulation, fluid balance, and weight management.
Advanced Exercise and Sport Psychology
This course is designed to prepare students to apply practical and theoretical psychological principles to individuals participating in exercise and sport. Emphasis is placed on theory and research on motivation, personality, cognition, self-efficacy, leadership effectiveness, attributions, attitudes, and group dynamics.
Advanced Biomechanics in Exercise Science
This course examines qualitative and quantitative elements and physics of human movement. Content areas include the structural mechanics of bone physiology, muscle mechanics, and connective tissue principles. Sport techniques and environmental conditions (e.g., friction, air, and water resistance) are also explored. Biomechanical implications of sport and fitness skill performance will be analyzed for mechanical efficiency and effectiveness.
Advanced Exercise Physiology
The physiological responses to exercise performance and the effects of physical activity on the body’s functions are examined in theory and application.
Advanced Mechanisms of Skilled Neuromuscular Behavior
This course examines the integration of thought processes with the human body to produce skilled motor performance. Theoretical perspectives and mechanisms of motor behavior are examined and applied to significant systems involving gross motor learning and control in sport and exercise.
Advanced Exercise Prescription
This course focuses upon the design of individualized exercise programs and prescriptions in health and disease. Knowledge of skills necessary for safe and effective application of these prescriptions for members of diverse populations as well as the prevention and maintenance of chronic disease are emphasized.
Dissertation (12 Credit Hours)