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Newark, DE 19716
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Graduate Course Descriptions
HPER 601 RESEARCH METHODS (3)
HPER 602 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (3)
- Specific emphasis on procedures for designing experimental research studies including choice of subjects, group design, choice of proper instrumentation, statistical design, formulation of experimental group programs, and technical writing for proposals and publications. Required of all students in the program.
HPER 608 CURRICULUM IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)
- This course is an overview of elementary statistics and their use in research. Emphasis will be placed on the use and interpretation of packaged computer routines (SPSSX). In addition, experimental designs utilizing analysis of variance and other research procedures will be discussed. Required of all students in the M.S. program.
HPER 610 SEMINAR: TEACHING LIFETIME ACTIVITIES (3)
- Curriculum design content, foundations and related research topics will be studied as well as principles of supervision appropriate for cooperating teachers and physical education administrators.
HPER 612 MECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF SPORT SKILL (3)
- The seminar includes the study of five lifetime sports: archery, badminton, bowling, golf and tennis. Methods of teaching the skill, including proper progression, skill analysis, use of teaching aids and safety responsibilities are discussed. An opportunity to upgrade individual proficiency level in each activity is provided.
HPER 620 SPORTS IN AMERICA: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (3)
- A mechanical interpretation and analysis of human performance in sport is offered based on a critical review of current research. Practical demonstrations and exercises are used to identify important laws that govern motion of the human body. The relationship between anatomical structure and mechanical function will also be stressed.
HPER 625 ATHLETICS AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY (3)
- This course provides an opportunity for interested students to study the origins and development of sports.
HPER 628 PHOTOGRAPHY IN SPORT (3)
- This course is designed to introduce the student to topics relevant to sport psychology and coaching. The material covered will be applicable to specific situations that occur between athletes, coaches and sport related situations involving the entire sport environment.
- Basic design and operation principles of photographic systems will be discussed with emphasis on use and application in sport activities. Course will deal primarily with black-white film and color slides. Extensive darkroom experiences will be provided. Graduate course requirements include additional projects, preparation of darkroom materials and laboratory demonstration.
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HPER 629 SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SKILLS TRAINING (3)
HPER 635 SEMINAR IN TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)
- Course presents students with an opportunity to work in a field setting with University athletes and students. Emphasis will be placed on research and designing of workshops and lectures for University, high school and recreational teams and/or individual athletes in the areas of psychological skills training to improve their individual and team performances.
HPER 640 CREATIVE DANCE K-6 (3)
- The major goal is to improve educational instruction in elementary and secondary physical education. Students critique pedagogical research and study methods of systematic observation of instruction and analysis of teaching behavior. Other topics for consideration include analyzing and evaluating televised classes, developing values through physical education, and using criterion referenced standards for fitness testing.
HPER 644 OUTDOOR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION/TEACHERS
- The course will focus on creative dance for elementary school children. Course content will include theory related to the structure and content of creative dance lessons. Ideas and techniques for planning lessons will be included.
HPER 650 PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR DEVELOPMENT (3)
- The focus of this course is on the development of curriculum materials and instructional aids used in outdoor education programs. Techniques are studied for applications in social studies, science, art, language arts, physical education, music and math. A history of the evolution of the outdoor education movement in America will be traced.
HPER 655 ADVENTURE BASED COUNSELING IN EDUCATION (3)
- An analysis of perceptual-motor concepts and theory will be studied. An emphasis will be placed on screening techniques used to identify perceptual-motor difficulties in children and development of remediation programs.
HPER 660 ADMIN: PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT (3)
- This course will present a model for teachers to challenge students and alter learning capabilities through cooperative behaviors. Participants will have an opportunity to develop new skills to expand their curriculum in the area of adventure education.
- This course provides the student with knowledge of the basic principles of administration with specific application to the areas of physical education and athletics.
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HPER 664 FIELD STUDY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT (3)
HPER 665 CARDIOVASCULAR ASSESSMENT I (3)
- Field study affords students an opportunity to apply information derived from the program to a physical education or sport setting. Requirements include proposal, implementation, and seminar presentation. The field study is complete when the student presents a seminar successfully defending the experience.
HPER 666 SPECIAL PROBLEM (1-6) HPER 667 FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATION OF ADULT FITNESS CARDIAC REHABILITATION (3)
- Fundamentals for administering the 12-lead and single-lead electrocardiograms and stress test protocols for individuals recovering from cardiovascular disease will be taught. Emphasis will be on determining rate, rhythm, axis, hypertrophy, and infarction.
HPER 670 CRITICAL ISSUES (3)
- This course is designed to teach students about facility and program development of a fitness unit with emphasis on the concerns surrounding cardiac programs.
HPER 675 CARDIOVASCULAR ASSESSMENT II (3)
- This course will focus on three themes: "Historical Perspective," "Current Issues Facing Physical Education and Athletics," and "Trends Toward the future in Physical Education and Athletics." A seminar format will be used featuring relevant readings. Students will engage in discussion and critical analysis, and write papers selecting topics imbedded in each theme.
HPER 677 OBSERVATION PRACTICUM (1)
- Designed to prepare the student to direct exercise programs in the rehabilitative setting. In addition to theoretical and practical aspects of exercise testing and prescription, administrative issues of programs will be addressed. Students will be required to design an exercise program for phase I, II or III cardiac rehabilitation.
HPER 678 CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION PRACTICUM (1)
- Students will observe the various assessment techniques used in the evaluation of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. In addition, when appropriate, students may assist in conducting a test.
- Students will assist in the Phase III cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program.
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HPER 685 ADVANCED EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION (3)
HPER 690 BIOMECHANICAL METHODS (3)
- Students taking this course will learn to direct exercise programs in the rehabilitation setting. In addition to exercise test interpretation and prescription, administrative considerations such as equipment and facility requirements, personnel and medicolegal aspects will be addressed. Students will be required to select a specific population and develop an exercise program specifying underlying pathophysiology, facility requirements, personnel, medicolegal concerns and exercise prescription.
HPER 800 ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3)
- Introduces students to fundamental methods of two and three dimensional analysis in sports biomechanics. Topics will include: creation of local coordinate systems, coordinate system transformations, joint center predictions, vector manipulation, linear and angular kinematics, joint forces and moments.
HPER 803 INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY INSTRUMENTATION (3)
- The course will consist of three basic parts: (1) a survey of completed research on the effects of exercise on the human body as it relates to physical education and athletics, (2) instruction in the use of stress-testing equipment, and (3) completion of an independent research project.
HPER 807 MOTOR LEARNING (3)
- An introduction to the principles of operation of laboratory equipment to the areas of exercise physiology and biomechanics will be provided. The course includes theory of operation, environmental considerations, and applications. Laboratory will involve use of equipment to collect data for faculty and student research projects.
HPER 810 BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT (3)
- The evaluation and application of research literature concerned with motor learning as it relates to teaching elementary and secondary physical education is studied. The laboratory work includes the major research techniques used in motor learning. A research proposal is required at the completion of the course.
HPER 840 ADVANCED HUMAN ANATOMY (3)
- This course is concerned with the mechanics of human motion and includes investigation of the action of forces on bodies during sport activity performance. Prerequisite: College algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.
- A laboratory course requiring detailed gross dissection of the extremities and their girdles. Specific emphasis is placed upon neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, and mechanical factors dictating functional capabilities of the human motor. Understanding the relationship between structure and function must be demonstrated frequently.
HPER 866 SPECIAL PROBLEM (1-6) HPER 869 MASTER'S THESIS (6)
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