Department of Health, Physical
Education, and Recreation

Professor T. Gilmour Reeve, Chairperson.

Associate Professors Dornier, Hall, Meaney, and Robert-McComb; Assistant Professors Drewlinger, James, Massey, Song, and Tacon; Adjunct Faculty: Anshel, Dalley, Henry, and Pruss.

This department offers study in the following graduate degree programs: PHYSICAL EDUCATION and SPORTS HEALTH, Master of Science.

The M.S. degree in physical education provides advanced study in exercise science including the study of biomechanics, educational foundations, motor behavior, scientific bases of exercise, sports psychology, and sports management. The degree program consists of a minimum of 30 hours of graduate work including a thesis or 36 hours without thesis. The department will determine and prescribe any necessary leveling work. There is no foreign language requirement.

The M.S. degree in sports health is an interdisciplinary program offered in conjunction with the Health Sciences Center. Students in the sports health program may specialize in clinical exercise physiology or preventive and rehabilitative sports health. Within these programs, the thesis option requires at least 36 hours of graduate work and the nonthesis option requires 42 hours. A complete description of the sports health program appears in the section of this catalog entitled "Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Study."

Students seeking either degree should consult with the chairperson of the department or the associate chairperson for graduate programs about their programs before enrolling in any courses.

Courses in Exercise and Sport Sciences. (ESS)

5001. Workshop in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (V1-6). A maximum of 6 hours credit may be earned in one or more semesters.

5002. Internship in Sports Health (V1-6). Prerequisite: 12 hours of approved course work in sports health and/or departmental approval. A maximum of 6 hours credit may be earned in one or more semesters.

5003. Internship in Sports Administration (V1-6). Prerequisite: 18-24 hours of approved course work in sports administration and departmental approval. A maximum of 6 hours credit may be earned in one or more semesters.

5004. Teaching in Physical Education (V1-3). An examination of instructional theory methods and management duties for novice instructors of university sport skill, fitness, and wellness courses. Required for graduate teaching assistants.

5303. Psychology of Sport (3:3:0). Theory and practice of the major psychological dimensions underlying the behavior of the coach and athlete in the sport context.

5305. Motor Learning (3:3:0). The study of the principles and concepts of human behavior related to and affected by human movement with emphasis on motor skill learning.

5306. Mechanical Analysis of Motor Performance (3:3:0). A study of the laws and principles governing human motion. Emphasis on analysis of sports movement with applications to the teaching and learning of motor skills.

5307. Motor Development (3:3:0). The study of human development from conception through adulthood. Examines and discusses theoretical perspectives and motor development research throughout the life span.

5308. Physiology of Exercise (3:3:0). Effect of muscular activity on body processes.

5309. Children in Sport (3:3:0). The study of the physiological, psychological, and sociological variables that influence children's participation in sport.

5310. Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3:3:0). Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, and muscle tissue. Emphasis on joint and tissue forces in order to understand injury mechanisms.

5311. Stress Management and Cardiac Disease (3:3:0). A study of the physiological adaptation and the psychological causes of stress. Intervention techniques and management strategies will be emphasized.

5312. Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Exercise (3:3:0). The study of psychological processes and behaviors as they relate to exercise adoption, participation, and adherence. Motivation, personality, and behavior modification research will be discussed.

5313. Applied Psychology of Sport (3:3:0). Applied aspects of psychological skills in sport and exercise and how individuals can use these skills to positively affect sport and exercise participation, performance, motivations, and enjoyment.

5314. Methods in Biomechanics Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ESS 5306 or consent of instructor. Examination of methods of research, instrumentation, and quantitative application of kinematic and kinetic concepts in the biomechanical analysis of human movement.

5315. Techniques of Research in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3:3:0). Research methods, research design, treatment and interpretation of data.

5317. Seminar in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3:3:0). Specific research topics will be studied in the areas of activity analysis, physiology of exercise, and sociology and psychology of sport. May be repeated once for credit.

5322. Management of Sport and Athletics (3:3:0). Methods of organizing and administering sport and athletic programs. Study of staff, program, budget, health and safety, facilities, publicity, history, duties of an athletic director, and national, state, and local controls.

5323. History and Philosophy of Physical Education (3:3:0). Historical and philosophical factors influencing physical education.

5324. Marketing and Promotion in Sport (3:3:0). Understanding the sport industry. Developing knowledge and skills of marketing process in sport operations. Sport sponsorship, promotion, and public relations.

5325. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sport (3:3:0). Ethical theory and professional ethics of sport managers. The principles of laws (constitutional, tort, contractual, labor, and antitrust laws, etc.) effecting sport management.

5326. Supervision of Physical Education (3:3:0). Principles, problems, relationships, and procedures in evaluation of content, instructional methods, and teacher effectiveness. For school administrators, district and school physical education coordinators, athletic directors, and city recreation directors.

5327. Sport Facility Planning and Management (3:3:0). Principles, terminology, and standards for planning, construction, use, and maintenance of facilities.

5328. Sport in American Culture (3:3:0). Analysis of the place of sport in American society and the impact of sport on American culture.

5331. Research in Sports Health (3). Prerequisite: ESS 5315. Required for non-thesis candidates for the M.S. degree in sports health.

5332. Applied Physiology of Exercise (3:2:4). Prerequisite: ESS 5308 or equivalent. Lecture and applied laboratory experience in the areas of exercise and the physiological response including cardiorespiratory, biochemical, and environmental considerations.

5333. Administration of Sports Health Programs (3:3:0). An in-depth study of the administration and management of sports health programs.

5334. Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription (3:2:2). Prerequisite: ESS 5308 or consent of instructor. Advanced theory and practical application to clinical aspects of exercise testing and prescription. Concentration on diseased and disabled populations.

5337. Electrocardiography (3:3:0). An in-depth study of exercise-electrocardiography (ECG) preparation, administration, and interpretation.

5338. Cardiac Rehabilitation (3:3:0). Program organization, administration, exercise prescription and motivation goal-setting in cardiac rehabilitation programs.

5341. Methods and Techniques of Driver Instruction (3:2:2). Prerequisite: Must have valid Texas teacher certificate. Preparation of high school teachers in driver education; classroom and behind-the-wheel techniques. Course fee: $15.

5342. Safety Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Must have valid Texas teacher certificate. Prevention, legal liability, and insurance aspects of accidents and safety programs. Required for certification in driver education.

5351. Diagnostic Prescriptive Techniques in Adapted Physical Education (3:3:2). Prerequisite: ESS 4306 or equivalent. Course will focus upon testing, assessing, prescribing, implementing, and evaluation individuals as well as program for physical, motor, and fitness development for special populations.

5352. Physical Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (3:2:2). Prerequisite: ESS 4306 or equivalent. Class content considers research, instructional programs and techniques in physical education for developmentally disabled individuals such as the mentally retarded, learning disabled, and emotionally and behaviorally disordered.

5354. Practicum in Adapted Physical Education (3). Prerequisite: ESS 4306, six hours from 5351, 5352, or 5353. Students are assigned to educational or clinical settings for practicum experience in adapted physical education.

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

Courses in Recreation and Leisure Services. (RLS)

5001. Internship in Leisure Services (V1-6). A maximum of 6 hours credit may be earned in one or more semesters.

5301. Administration of Leisure Services (3:3:0). The application of business concepts and practices to leisure service operations.

5302. Principles of Leisure Programming (3:3:0). Principles of leisure time behavior applied to practical concerns such as the impact of work rhythms, shorter work weeks, and innovative leisure services.

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