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Courses

Kinesiology

5202.  Biomechanical Skeletal Tissue   (3 s.h.)

This course offers an in-depth examination of the structure, composition, and material behavior of the basic skeletal tissues, including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle. The pathomechanics of injury, adaptation to loading, and degenerative changes associated with aging are analyzed.

5237.  Racial Minorities and Sport   (3 s.h.)

This dual-level course focuses on the positions and roles of African American and other persons of color in American sport. Topics to be covered assist in consciousness raising of both white students and students of color to the unique experiences and challenges of racial minority participants in sport.

5239.  Self-Development and Sport   (3 s.h.)

This group-process experiential course focuses the student's attention on the patterns and practices of her/his own sport or exercise. Assessments of satisfaction and areas for change are followed by action plan development for future experiences.

5311 Physiology of Exercise   (3 s.h.)

This course is a survey of the broad spectrum of exercise physiology. The physiology concepts presented are applied to research, rehabilitation, preventive medicine, and coaching. Such topics as nutrition and performance, weight control, stress testing, and ergogenic aids are discussed in detail. Basic laboratory techniques and classical experiments are demonstrated.

5312.  Exercise and Nutrient Metabolism   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisites: KINES 2203 and KINES 1223 or KINES 4311 or KINES 5311 or permission of instructor.

The scientific principles controlling the relationship between exercise, nutrition, and weight control are examined. Special emphasis is directed toward the practical application of these principles for the development of individualized weight control programs.

5313.  Exercise and Aging   (3 s.h.)

This course offers a study of the potential influence of exercise on the aging process. The scientific principles that govern aging processes and the influences of exercise on these processes are reviewed as well as the development of exercise programs for geriatric populations.

8101.  Creative Approaches to Teaching Physical Education   (3 s.h.)

This course is for elementary and secondary physical education teachers. It focuses on fostering creative behavior in learners; developing an understanding of creativity and the creative person; and demonstrating the links between creative learner behavior and the teaching behavior with which it is associated. Participants practice and receive feedback about their teaching behavior.

8300.  Seminar in Athletic Training/Sport Medicine   (1-3 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide the student with analytical skills and practical experiences relative to research as it applies to sports-related injuries.

8344.  Rehabilitation Methods and Techniques for Sports-Related Injuries   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: NATA-certified athletic trainer or certified physical therapist or permission of instructor.

This course is designed to provide the student with both the theoretical cases and some practical experience relative to rehabilitation therapy as it applies to sports-related injuries. Topics to be covered include manual muscle testing, goniometry, theories of pain and its management, and various therapeutic exercise modalities.

8353.  Orthopedics in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: NATA-certified athletic trainer or certified physical therapist or permission of instructor.

This course deals with the theories and methods of orthopedic medicine as they are specifically applied to the understanding, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. Course content includes general principles related to the evaluation of orthopedic and sports injury. Current theory and research related to the assessment of athletic injuries are presented.

9287 Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Practicum I   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisites: Current first aid and CPR certification and permission of instructor and program director.

This is a practicum in which the student satisfies the 200-hour requirement by serving as an athletic trainer in a NATA-approved allied-health setting such as the Temple University Sports Medicine Clinics. Students perform athletic training duties under the supervision of certified athletic trainers and orthopedic surgeons.

9288 Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Practicum II   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisites: Current first aid and CPR certification and permission of instructor and program director.

This is a practicum in which the student satisfies the 200-hour requirement by serving as an athletic trainer in a NATA-approved allied-health setting such as the Temple University Sports Medicine Clinics. Students perform athletic training duties under the supervision of certified athletic trainers and orthopedic surgeons.

9301.  Motor Development   (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to study human movement across the lifespan through the review and critique of major theoretical positions and the analysis of selected movement patterns.

9302 Motor Learning   (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to study the acquisition and retention of motor skills as related to practice schedules, information processing, and motor control.

9311 Biomechanics: Human Movement   (3 s.h.)

This course offers an assessment of research in the biomechanics of human motion, including electromyography, muscle modeling, link segment modeling and analysis, and energy and power analysis. The above concepts are utilized in the assessment of both normal and atypical populations in sport and rehabilitation contexts.

9401.  Psychological Bases of Motor Behavior   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: KINES 2204 or permission of instructor.

This course focuses on the psychology of motor behavior, with particular emphasis on motor learning and motor development.

9402 Psychology of Human Motivation and Development   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: KINES 3296 or permission of instructor.

This course focuses on the basic psychological variables that influence, and are influenced by, human movement. A diverse set of topics within exercise and sport psychology is explored.

9403.  Sociology of Kinesiology   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: KINES 3296 or permission of instructor.

This course focuses on the social structural/contextual variables that influence, and are influenced by, human movement. Among the variables examined are socioeconomic status, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, dominant-subordinate perceptions, and value formation and conflict.

9404.  Exercise and Mental Health   (3 s.h.)

This course provides the student with a background in theory, research, and applied work in the relationship between exercise and mental health.

9405. Psychosocial Interactions and Skilled Performance   (3 s.h.)

Research is reviewed and designed in this course, with a focus on the enhancement of performance in both competitive and expressive settings. Applied sports psychology consulting programs are reviewed and designed.

9406. Psychosocial Testing in Exercise and Sport Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course provides the student with a background in test and measurement approaches within exercise and sport psychology, focusing on various measurement approaches and techniques as well as specific tests and measures.

9683.  Mentored Research I   (3 s.h.)

This course exposes the Ph.D. student to the basic nature of Behavioral and Somatic Science research. Learning experiences consist of journal article review, laboratory/field techniques, and subject or data collection exposure as directed by faculty mentors.

9783.  Mentored Research II   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite:  KINES 9203: Applied Exercise Physiology: Neuromuscular, an undergraduate Biomechanics or Neuromuscular course, or permission of instructor.

This course provides the Ph.D. student with the opportunity to be involved in research, under the direction of the faculty mentor, as the assistant project director and as the project director for pilot studies. The student gains experience in these roles with close supervision by the faculty mentor.

9785.  Internship in Kinesiology   (3 s.h.)

This course provides supervised field and/or clinical experiences in psychological aspects of sport/physical activity and exercise science.

9882.  Independent Research   (1-12 s.h.)

Students present a proposal to the instructor, who advises them on their project. Prior to registration, students obtain a letter of agreement from the department Chair indicating the number of credits involved.

9901 Research Methods in Physical Education I   (1 s.h.)

This course focuses on basic understanding of research methods and related techniques necessary to evaluate research literature in physical education and related fields. Attention is given to the selection of research problems.

9994.  Preliminary Exam Prep   (3 s.h.)

This course is for students who have completed all coursework and have not passed the preliminary examination.

9995. Master's Research in Physical Education   (3 s.h.)

This course is open to master's candidates doing either the project option or the first three credits of the thesis option.

9996.  Master's Thesis in Physical Education   (3 s.h.)

This course is open only to master's candidates completing the last three credits of the thesis option.

9999 Doctoral Dissertation in Physical Education   (3-9 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Limited to candidates for the doctoral degree.

This offers continuous registration during the Fall and Spring terms as required after completion of the preliminary examination until the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the graduate faculty.

 

Updated 10.30.09