KH 6280 Psychology of Physical Activity
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The psychological principles which apply to the teaching and performance of sport and physical activity are analyzed. (Not open to students who have taken KH 4280.).

KH 6380 Introduction to Sport Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The roles and functions of administration of sports programs in educational, commercial, and professional settings are analyzed.

KH 6560 Budgeting and Finances in Sports and Recreation
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ACCT 2101 and ECON 2105 or ECON 2106; or Consent of instructor
Description

Students study budgetary theory and the process of planning as they relate to recreation and sports administration.

KH 6940 Workshop in Kinesiology and Health
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Description

Students analyze the skills, strategies, materials, and methods of teaching in selected areas of health, physical education, recreation, and exercise science. Workshop is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (repeatable).

KH 6960 Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Students study and discuss current topics relevant to the areas of health, physical education, exercise science, sports administration, and recreation. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

KH 7100 Administration in Sports Programs
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students study the policies, procedures, and processes of management, organization, and administration as they apply to interscholastic, intercollegiate, or professional athletic programs.

KH 7150 Development and Revenue Generation in Sport Business
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 6560 or consent of instructor
Description

Students receive an overview of techniques and strategies of revenue producing activities in sports. Emphasis is placed on developing a balanced, multifaceted program of fund- raising and planned giving.

KH 7200 Cultural Aspects of Sport
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students study the role and significance of sports in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on issues which affect the athlete, coach, administrator, and the sports fan.

KH 7230 Developing Teaching Skills for HPE/APE
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to introduce effective instructional, planning and classroom management skills for health and physical education for grades Pre-K -12. The focus is on developing these skills in pre-service teachers who are career changers. This Course includes peer-teaching and school based laboratory experiences. This is an elective course requiring authorization from an advisor.

KH 7240 Advanced Teaching Skills in Health, Physical Education, and Adapted Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The student studies effective teaching skills and instructional models for heath, physical education, and adapted physical education in grades P-12. The course includes micro teaching, peer teaching, and school-based laboratory experiences.

KH 7250 Teaching Models for Health and Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7240
Description

Contemporary instructional models for health and physical education are discussed. Includes theory, planning, and implementation for cooperative learning, personalized systems of instruction, didactic teaching, and other effective models used in health and physical education. Course may extend beyond one term.

KH 7370 Foundations for Effective Portfolio Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to allow advanced physical education teacher candidates (ATC) to reflect and share with others their personal development throughout the M.Ed program at GSU. The candidates are required to create an electronic portfolio that demonstrated their effectiveness and growth as teachers.

KH 7380 Sport Facility Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students study the planning, design, equipment, maintenance, and utilization of physical education, athletic, fitness, and recreational facilities.

KH 7410 Sport Marketing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one course in marketing
Description

Students apply the principles of marketing and promotion to collegiate, professional, and recreational sports marketing.

KH 7440 Sport Communication and Media
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this class is to provide an overview of sport communication and media relations as they pertain to sport organizations. The class will focus on how sport organizations utilize and manage the media as an advantageous part of marketing. Specifically, discussions will center around the history of sport media, sport media outlets, impact of media on sport consumers¿ understanding of the strategic planning process, sports information roles, placement of stories, and the management of press conferences, press releases, websites, social media, sensitive situations and game operations.

KH 7460 Health Risk and Protective Factors
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course explores the six major child/adolescent health risk behaviors documented by the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (CDC), examines the indirect relationship between risk behaviors and protective factors (40 Developmental Assets), and applies the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets paradigm to the prediction of risk and protective factors. Additionally, the course emphasizes the importance of a coordinated and comprehensive approach to fostering resiliency in children and youth through field visits to several local exemplary after school programs.

KH 7470 Using Technology to Assess in Health, Physical Education, and Adapted Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to teach students how to integrate technology into the physical education setting, using it to measure, document, and enhance student learning.

KH 7480 Curriculum Development for Health, Physical Education, and Adapted Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A study of curriculum development in health and physical education focusing on current theories and models including factors affecting the curriculum, proper scope and sequence, scheduling, implementation and change theories, and curriculum evaluation techniques.

KH 7500 Physiology of Exercise
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Physiology of Exercise (KH 3650) or consent of instructor
Description

Students examine the acute responses and chronic adaptations of human physiological systems to exercise and physical activity, including bioenergetics, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, and renal systems. Factors affecting exercise performance are evaluated including ergogenic aids, environmental conditions, age, and gender.

KH 7510 Biomechanics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Biomechanics (KH 3600) or consent of instructor
Description

Students investigate the anatomical and mechanical factors which influence human motion and perform analyses of complex human motions with the goal of optimizing human movement performance.

KH 7530 Applied Anatomy for Sports Medicine
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Musculoskeletal Function and Human Performance I (KH 2220) or consent of instructor
Description

Orthopedic human anatomy and function are extensively examined. Cadaver dissection experiences are included.

KH 7550 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7500 or consent of instructor
Description

Students study the theory and practice of the assessment of physical fitness, and the design and implementation of comprehensive exercise programs. Emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of individual and group exercise programs for the apparently healthy adult.

KH 7580 Concepts of Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7530 or consent of instructor
Description

Current concepts and techniques utilized in orthopedic rehabilitation of activity-related injuries are presented and discussed.

KH 7610 Sport Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students apply law to selected aspects of education, commercial, and professional sports.

KH 7620 Clinical Exercise Physiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7500 or consent of instructor
Description

Students study the rationale and principles of exercise programming for populations with special needs such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity, older adults, children, pregnancy, etc.

KH 7630 Fitness Program Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students receive an overview of fitness program operations including program content, personnel, financial, facility, and member services considerations.

KH 7640 Exercise Bioenergetics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7500 or consent of instructor
Description

The primary goal of this course is to integrate basic concepts and relevant scientific information to provide the foundation for understanding bioenergetics, energy transfer, exercise and physical training. Within the framework of exercise and bioenergetics, this course provides students with knowledge that allows for the assessment of anaerobic power, anaerobic capacity, and the aerobic capacity.

KH 7650 Physical Education for Students with Developmental, Physical, and Sensory Disabilities
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will provide K-12 Health and Physical Education teachers with techniques and knowledge for the design and implementation of effective instruction for students with disabilities in inclusive and self-contained physical education settings.

KH 7655 Inclusion Through Disability Sport
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed for K-12 health and physical educators and professionals in the field of sport and physical activity interested in working with individuals with disabilities. Through sport participation, students will learn the fundamental skills, rules, and strategies of selected disability sports and be able to develop programs for individuals with and without disabilities using games and activities derived from the field of disability sport.

KH 7660 Practicum in Athletic Training
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 5.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Students participate in a variety of professional activities related to the field of athletic training. These activities may include surgical observations, physician observations, attendance at professional meetings, and other related instructor approved activities. Practicum may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (Repeatable).

KH 7662 Internship in Sports Management
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites consent of faculty adviser and consent of instructor
Description

Students receive practical administrative experience in a selected sport setting. Internship may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.

KH 7665 Physical and Motor Assessment for Students with Disabilities
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed for K-12 health and physical educators and professionals who are interested in gaining knowledge and skill regarding the implementation of and effective use of assessment data in the development of appropriate physical education curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities.

KH 7680 Sport Marketing Field Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to and hands-on experience of sport marketing survey research conducted in real sport business settings. Every sport business must have reliable information about consumers to make decisions and develop successful marketing plans — sports consumer research is what provides this complex and essential data. Through developing an understanding of the sports consumer, marketers are able to develop strategies to enhance the sports product or event experience, while identifying key factors that affect the consumers’ decision-making process, consumer spending trends, sports tourism, sponsor, and stakeholder data, and event and facility experience.

KH 7690 Practicum in Sports Administration
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites KH 6380
Description

Students gain practical experience in sports marketing, sports information, coaching, or related areas of sports administration through a supervised experience in an appropriate sport setting. Practicum may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.

KH 7710 Practicum in Exercise Science
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Completion of all course work (except KH 7750) and permission of instructor
Description

Students must pass a standardized exit exam to complete this requirement. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.

KH 7750 Internship in Exercise Science
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites KH 7500, KH 7550 and KH 7710
Description

Provides students with practical experience in a specific area of professional interest such as corporate fitness/work site health promotion, cardiac rehabilitation, hospital- based wellness, community or commercial fitness, etc. A total of 250 contact hours must be completed. Internship may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory/ unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.

KH 7780 Drug Use Prevention and Intervention
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course addresses family, school, and community factors placing children and youth at risk for tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; investigates tobacco, alcohol, and other drug effects on child and adolescent health and academic performance; and emphasizes prevention and risk reduction strategies appropriate for inclusion in coordinated and comprehensive school health education.

KH 7790 Current Issues in School Health and Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will provide students with opportunities to learn about, discuss, and present positions on important new issues and policies related to P-12 Health and Physical Education (including inclusive and adapted physical education). Course readings will cover a variety of topics that reflect current developments in the design and implementation of school HPE programs, including new federal and state policies that impact the conduct of those programs.

KH 7810 Directed Readings and Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

With the assistance of a faculty member, the student plans and implements an independent study project or research. A Directed Reading Form is available from the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions and requires consultation with the instructor of choice to develop the topic of study, approval by the student’s advisor, and approval by the chair of the department. A directed reading may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory /unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (Repeatable).

KH 7820 Research Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This is a study of current research methodologies and design in kinesiology. The student develops their research study prospectus.

KH 7975 Seminar for Graduate Assistants
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 9.0
Description

This course is designed to inform the students of policies and procedures to complete an assistantship. Professional ethics associated with teaching, research planning, management, and accounting procedures are reviewed. The course focuses on the teaching and research being conducted in order to further the understanding of all students involved in teaching and research. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (Repeatable).

KH 7990 Master’s Thesis
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites consent of adviser
Description

Master’s-level students in exercise science or sports medicine conduct research and complete a formal thesis. Research may extend beyond one term. The master’s thesis is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.

KH 8265 Therapeutic Modalities in Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7530, KH 7580, KH 8300 or consent of instructor
Description

Current theories and practices in therapeutic modality usage in the treatment and management of orthopedic injuries are considered.

KH 8270 Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7500 and CHEM 6600 or consent of instructor
Description

This course is designed to develop advance knowledge by synthesizing existing literature and completing research projects on selected topics in exercise physiology. Discussion, seminar, and research project reports are required as students select from topics such as metabolism and exercise, blood lipids, body composition and energy expenditure, and physiological performance.

KH 8300 Orthopedic Basis of Injury
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7530 and KH 7580, or consent of instructor
Description

Students receive advanced theoretical and applied experiences in preventing, evaluating, and treating activity related-injuries. Several approaches to evaluation and management are discussed. (Same as PT 8810).

KH 8390 ECG and Exercise Stress Testing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7500 or consent of instructor
Description

Scientific aspects of electrocardiography, including cardiac electrophysiology, normal ECG patterns, and major abnormalities such as dysrhythmias, conduction disturbances, myocardial infarction, and hypertrophy are covered. Principles and practice of graded exercise test preparation, administration, and interpretation are also discussed.

KH 8550 Sport and Movement Studies for Athletes with Disabilities
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of current research findings underlying the advancement of sport for athletes with disabilities and skills in designing independent research on athletes with disabilities.

KH 8600 Physical Activity Interventions and Behavior Change
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 6280 or consent of instructor
Description

Study and discuss the psychological and behavioral perspectives of physical activity promotion, theoretical strategies to promote physical activity, and research-based interventions to change physical activity behavior for a variety of populations including those with special needs such as older adults, children and adolescents, and persons with disabilities.

KH 8610 Curriculum Theory in Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

Students will become familiar with several major contemporary theories that guide the design and implementation of P-16 physical education programs. Included theories will be: constructivism, social learning, critical analysis, behaviorism, health promotion, and cognition. Students will articulate their personal theory regarding physical education curriculums to compare and contrast with the major theories presented in KH 8610.

KH 8620 Assessment Theory in Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

Students will become familiar with several major contemporary theories that guide the assessment of teaching and learning in P-16 physical education programs. Students will articulate their personal positions regarding assessment theory and current assessment practices in physical education in KH 8620.

KH 8630 Instructional Design for Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

Students will learn how to design instructional systems that can be used to achieve intended learning outcomes in a variety of physical education settings. Students will become familiar with the relevant literature in learning psychology as it can be applied in P-16 physical education instruction. Students will develop a unique instructional system in KH 8630.

KH 8680 International Experience in Sport and Exercise Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed for graduate students to gain an international perspective on sport and exercise science. Students will learn to apply knowledge in sport and exercise science and gain field experience through a study-abroad program. Topics will include principles in sports biomechanics, materials in sports equipment, and research methods in exercise science.

KH 8685 Instructional Supervision and Teacher Development in Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

This course will develop knowledge and skills needed for the supervision of instruction in physical education and the mentoring of preservice and inservice physical education teachers. Topics will include: models of instructional supervision, effective communication, support for teacher development, and teacher-coaching skills.

KH 8690 Technology in Physical Education Instruction and Teacher Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

This course will develop knowledge and skills needed to effectively implement technology-based instruction in P-12 physical education instruction and physical education teacher education programs. A variety of topics will cover hardware, software, applications, and distance learning technologies that can be applied to instruction and the training of physical education teachers.

KH 8780 Biomechanics of Sports Medicine
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Biomechanics theory with an emphasis on major orthopedic injuries including injury potentials of various sports, acute and chronic injuries, and methods for reducing the likelihood of suffering an injury.

KH 8820 Scientific Inquiry in Sports Medicine
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites KH 7530, KH 7580, KH 8300, and consent of instructor
Description

Students formulate and conduct a research project in the area of sports medicine. Course may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (Repeatable).

KH 8830 Motion Analysis
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Explores the principles of observational and instrumented motion analysis, focusing on human motion and including instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and biomechanical modeling of kinematics, kinetics, and muscle function.

KH 8870 Biomechanics of Orthopedic Injuries
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7510 and KH 7530 or consent of instructor
Description

Biomechanical considerations of major orthopedic injuries including injury potential of various human movement activities, acute and chronic injuries, and methods for reducing the likelihood of suffering an injury are explored.

KH 8900 Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will introduce students to clinical epidemiology and the evaluation of the efficacy of prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies. Students will also participate in small group efforts to complete a systematic review or meta-analysis of a clinical practice issue relevant to athletic health care.

KH 8970 Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Students discuss current topics and research and engage in professional development activities in exercise physiology. Seminar is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (Repeatable).

KH 8980 Seminar in Biomechanics
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 4.0
Description

Students discuss current topics and research and engage in professional development activities in biomechanics. Seminar is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (Repeatable).

KH 9280 Advanced Topics in Exercise Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 6280 or consent of instructor
Description

Topics to be covered may include current physical activity epidemiology, current motivational, and methodological issues associated with exercise adoption and adherence, and current developments associated with the mental health benefits of exercise.

KH 9520 Advanced Exercise Physiology: Energy Metabolism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610 and consent of instructor
Description

Students gain advanced training on the influence of selected external and internal factors on the body during exercise. The focal topics include energetics of muscular activity, recovery from exercise, and the biochemical basis for muscular fatigue.

KH 9530 Advanced Exercise Physiology: Cardiorespiratory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 15 hours of university residency or consent of instructor
Description

Students discuss the effects of exercise on the cardiorespiratory system as well as skeletal muscle. Students review and analyze current research. Selected laboratory exercises are conducted to illustrate concepts.

KH 9550 Advanced Exercise Physiology: Myocellular
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610
Description

Students critically evaluate the literature addressing mechanisms regulating the plasticity of skeletal muscle cells. Understanding structure-function relationships of muscle organelles and cells as well as current models of muscle degeneration, repair, regeneration, and growth are examined in detail.

KH 9560 Neuromechanics of Human Locomotion
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites KH 7510 or consent of instructor
Description

This course is designed for graduate students to gain the knowledge on the interactions of the neural and musculoskeletal systems in human locomotion. Students will learn to use the basic biological and mechanical principles to solve human locomotion questions both qualitatively and quantitatively. Topics will include the neural and musculoskeletal systems in humans, neuromechanical control of movement, and neural and physical rehabilitation.

KH 9660 Analysis of Teaching Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to conduct systematic analyses of teaching and learning in physical education. Specific attention will be given to designing and validating systems for the direct observation and analyses of teaching/learning interactions and process-product variables.

KH 9670 Models of Teacher Education in Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

Students will become familiar with major contemporary models used in the design, implementation and assessment of physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. The underlying philosophical and/or empirical basis of each model will be presented and analyzed. Students will present and defend a PETE program design of their own in this course.

KH 9820 Research in Kinesiology
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Prior to registration, the student must submit a proposal (including goals and objectives, research activities and expected outcomes, and evaluation criteria) to his or her Doctoral Advisory Committee. The student works under the direct guidance of a faculty member to develop and apply research skills in sport science. Research activities may include learning and implementing relevant research techniques as well as designing, conducting, and presenting an original research study. Research may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. (Repeatable).

KH 9830 Research on Teaching and Learning in Physical Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of instructor
Description

Students will become familiar with the empirical research on teaching and learning in P-16 physical education programs. Course content will include extensive readings from multiple paradigms of inquiry in this field, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and meta-analytic research. Students will complete a comprehensive review of research on one line of inquiry on teaching and/or learning in physical education.

KH 9960 Advanced Research Seminar in Kinesiology
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 4.0
Description

Current research topics and techniques and professional development activities are discussed in group sessions with program faculty. Students complete complementary individual research projects.

KH 9990 Dissertation
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 9.0
Description

The student engages in dissertation research approved by his or her committee. Successful completion requires a significant contribution to knowledge in the area of sport science. Dissertation may extend beyond one term. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for completion of the dissertation. (Repeatable).