Graduate Course Listing
Note: Courses on this list are subject to change
5283 Sports Financial and Market Analytics. Prerequisite: graduate standing and one of the following: HES 5953, MIT 5742, EIPT 6023, ECON 4233, PSY 5013, MATH 5773; or permission of instructor. The objective of this course is to analyze the unique features of the sports industry relative to principles of financial management and economics. Students will employ basic financial and econometric modeling to the management of sports organizations. Emphasis will be placed on labor markets, sports consumer demand, public finance for facilities/events, and other forms of subsidization of the sports industry. (F)
5313 Athlete Tracking and Monitoring in Sports. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. The objective of this course is to analyze methodologies used to track/monitor the loads imposed on athletes during training and competition. The validity, reliability, and efficacy of methodologies will be evaluated. Students will review performance testing, data acquisition, and data analysis and will develop data visualizations that relay the status of an athlete to the sports performance team. (F)
5430 Internship in Health and Exercise Science. 4 to 8 hours. Prerequisite: successful completion of course requirements in area of study; student must complete a minimum of 24 course hours, including all core requirements, before enrolling in internship; internship hours will be in addition to normal course requirements (i.e., 30-32). May be taken on a semester or two-semester basis; maximum credit eight hours. Field experience in area of study. Student will participate in on-the-job experiences in a wide range of hosting agencies, businesses and institutions.
5513 Perspectives in Global Health. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines major global health challenges, programs and policies. Students will be introduced to the world's vast diversity of determinants of health and disease, and current and emerging global health priorities will be discussed, including: emerging infectious diseases, poverty, conflicts and emergencies, health inequity, health systems reforms, and major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion.
5523 Health Promotion Strategies. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Will provide students with a basic introduction to the principles of health promotion. Specific topics will include risk appraisal and risk reduction, behavior change theories, program planning and management, holistic health/wellness, and others.
5543 Stress Theory Research and Management Applications. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Help students gain awareness of stress and its effects, practice management techniques to reduce personal stress, develop stress research skills and learn ways to implement stress management into their lives as well as into the lives of others (in schools, the community, worksites, etc.).
5553 Health Promotion Evaluation. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. Examination of the processes used to evaluate health promotion and health education programs. Includes: needs assessment, quality assurance evaluation, summarative evaluation, data analysis, and cost benefit analysis strategies.
5563 Health Behavior I: Individual and Group Influences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Focuses on behavioral theories and research which are pertinent to understanding factors/conditions that influence the development of and change processes related to health behavior in individuals or small groups such as family units. It is designed to provide a knowledge and theoretical base for integration of behavioral principles into research design and health promotion programming.
5823 Advanced Exercise Physiology (Crosslisted with Industrial Engineering, Physiology 5823). Prerequisite: Industrial Engineering 4824; Zoology 3104 or 3133; Physiology 5016 or 5019; or permission. Advanced study of physiological responses, regulatory mechanisms and adaptations of human performance and health; factors affecting performance and health; and training and evaluative techniques.
5833 Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Prerequisite: 5823 or permission. Laboratory experiments of a theoretical and applied nature emphasizing advanced concepts of physiological mechanisms, regulating responses and adaptation to exercise. Analytical and prescriptive methodologies pertaining to the energy, muscular and cardiorespiratory systems, including body composition techniques. Laboratory.
5853 Health Fitness: Theory and Application. Prerequisite: 3513 or 4513 and Zoology 3133, or equivalent; graduate standing. A multidisciplinary study of health-fitness theories and their applications in preventive health. Emphases are threefold: first, to understand the underlying theoretical framework of epidemiological, biological and behavioral concepts; second, to develop skills to implement programs emphasizing physical fitness assessment and prescription; third, to critically examine the role of physical activity and fitness strategies in preventive and therapeutic health settings.
5863 Physiology of Aging. Prerequisite: Physiology 2124, 3104 or Zoology 3133, or permission of instructor. Discuss the various theories of aging as well as the age expected changes in the various physiological systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, muscle, bone, nerve and body composition). In addition, exercise programming concerns for the aged as well as the possible benefits of exercise during aging will be discussed.
5883 Exercise Endocrinology. Prerequisite: 5823 or permission of instructor. In-depth examination of the role of the endocrine system on regulating acute and chronic metabolic responses to exercise. Special endocrine issues related to exercise physiology (i.e., diabetes) will be studied.
5903 Sports Performance Analytics. Prerequisite: graduate standing, and one or more of the following: HES 5953, MIT 5742, EIPT 6023, ECON 4233, PSY 5013, or MATH 5773; or permission of instructor. Sports analytics refers to the use of data and quantitative methods to measure performance and make decisions within a sports business. This course builds on statistics courses and is designed to help students develop and apply analytical skills using various sports contexts. The primary objective is to help students understand what data can and cannot do for sport organizations. (Sp)
5940 Intensive Studies in Health and Exercise Science. 1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission. Completion of research project under faculty supervision. Meets research requirement for non-thesis option.
5953 Research Methods in Health and Exercise Science. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Methods and techniques used in the design and interpretation of health promotion and exercise science research. Emphasis on scientific writing and library use.
5960 Directed Readings in Health and Exercise Science. 1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission. Designed for graduate students to provide them with an opportunity to investigate selected problems in the field. Thirty hours library and research work for each credit hour. Consultations with instructor required. Written report. Required for all students in a nonthesis program.
5963 Statistical Applications in Health and Exercise Science. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. The application of techniques used to organize, analyze, and interpret statistical data unique to health and exercise science. Topics include measures of central tendency, measures of variability, percentiles, sampling, correlation, regression, standard scores, and tests of significance through repeated measures ANOVA and including parametric, non-parametric tests.
5980 Research for Master's Thesis. Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. Required of all students writing master's thesis. Consultations with major professor required as thesis progresses.
5990 Independent Studies in Health and Exercise Science. 1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission. A study of selected problems under guidance of instructor. At least twenty-five hours of library and research time required for each hour of credit carried. Final paper required.
6000 Variable Topics in Health and Exercise Science. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Course will consist of variable topics in health and exercise science.
6503 Principles of Epidemiology in Health Promotion. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. Provides a theoretical and skill base to apply basic epidemiology principles and to critically evaluate the application of basic epidemiology research methods in health promotion. Heavily emphasizes application of oncepts and student participation in the learning process.
6523 Social Marketing in Health Promotion. Prerequisite: 5523 or permission of instructor. Focuses on the incorporation of basic marketing principles into strategies for behavioral and social change. Targeted outcomes include individual behaviors, group/population norms, environmental supports and policies pertinent to health promotion and/or public health issues.
6543 Physical Activity and Health. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. An examination of physical activity and exercise as they relate to health status and chronic disease prevention. Special emphasis will be placed on epidemiologic evidence of physical activity benefits across the lifespan in a variety of chronic disease states.
6553 Advanced Measurement and Evaluation. Prerequisite: HES 5553 or permission of instructor. Issues related to measurement and evaluation in health promotion will be discussed. Different measurement techniques and instruments used in health promotion will be examined and critiqued, and principles of instrument development will be addressed. Issues related to the evaluation of health promotion program outcomes will serve as a context for the course.
6563 Health Behavior II: Community, Organizational and Population Influences. Prerequisite: 5563 or permission of instructor. Focuses on behavioral theories and research which are pertinent to understanding macro influences on health behavior. It is designed to provide a knowledge and theoretical base for integration of behavioral principles in health promotion programming. Particular emphasis is placed on community, organizational, and population based intervention.
6573 Intervention Mapping. Prerequisite: 5563 and 6563, or permission of instructor. Course focuses on the process of developing health promotion programs using the steps of intervention mapping. Students are expected to have an understanding of needs assessment, the use of individual and community level behavior changing theories in the development of health promotion intervention, and program evaluation before taking the course.
6743 Signal Acquisition and Analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Covers a variety of topics in signal acquisition and processing, including sampling theory, filtering, and frequency analysis. Special emphasis will be placed on conditioning biological signals and the development of signal analysis programs using labview programming software.
6813 Pulmonary Gas Exchange. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines pulmonary structure and function as they relate to the process in which oxygen passes from the atmosphere to arterial blood. Heavily emphasizes the principles of ventilation, diffusion, blood flow, ventilation-perfusion relationships, gas transport, mechanics of breathing, acid-base balance, and the control of ventilation. In addition, an evaluation of how these principles are affected by exercise, disease, and healthy aging is included.
6823 Cardio-Respiratory Exercise Physiology. Prerequisite: 5823 or permission of instructor. This course covers a variety of topics in cardiorespiratory exercise physiology, including factors that regulate fatigue during endurance exercise, factors that limit maximal aerobic power, regulation of heart rate and blood flow during isometric and dynamic exercise, and cardiovascular adaptations to aerobic training programs. Assessment techniques for cardiorespiratory function will be discussed in depth. Laboratory.
6833 Human Body Composition. Prerequisite: 5823 or permission of instructor. Theoretical and applied aspects of body composition asssessment. Topics include limitations and usefulness of laboratory and field methods for assessing body composition in research, clinical and health/fitness settings. Evaluation of body composition research and application to health and clinical populations. Laboratory.
6843 Neuromuscular Physiology. Prerequisite: 5823 or permission of instructor. This course examines the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems and skeletal muscle. Emphasis will be placed on how the central nervous system and motor units respond to conditions such as fatigue, exercise training, vibration, stretching, injury and disease. Laboratory.
6853 Chronic Disease Assessment and Intervention. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. Provide basic understanding of selected chronic diseases including assessment, disease process, pharmacological and medical treatment and intervention strategies for reducing risk.
6883 Endocrinology and Metabolism of Exercise. Prerequisite: 5823 or permission of instructor. Provide in-depth examination of the energy metabolism during exercise and the role of endocrine system in regulating acute and chronic metabolic responses to exercise. Special endocrine issues related to physiology (i.e. diabetes) will be studied. Laboratory.
6953 Measurement Issues in Health and Exercise Science. Prerequisite: 5823 or permission of instructor. Conceptual and measurement issues in health promotion and exercise science. Knowledge, attitude, and behavior assessment, principles of instrument construction, and assessment of physical activity, physical fitness, and human performance.
6960 Directed Readings in Health and Exercise Science. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Special reading programs are designed to enable graduate students (1) to extend their study to fields that are not covered in other courses and/or (2) to provide an opportunity for more intensive study of subjects covered in other courses.
6970 Seminar in Health and Exercise Science. 1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in HES or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit four hours. Study of pertinent and current problems of research. Students may use seminars to identify and develop area of dissertation research.
6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation. 2 to 12 hours.
6990 Independent Study in Health and Exercise Science. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: master's degree and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Supervised research for advanced graduate students on major projects with a faculty member.