Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPED)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPED)

5V71 SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Topics in kinesiology and physical education. On demand.

5310 SECONDARY METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION The course identifies exemplary models of teaching and programming which students can adapt for their own professional use. Investigation, analysis, and practice of effective methods and techniques for the development of motor skill learning in children and adolescents will be conducted through systematic observations and evaluation of students’ teaching. Primary instructional methods include lecture, discussion, and micro-teaching. Clinical experience will be required. Candidates will be provided with opportunities to participate in the roles and responsibilities performed by teachers under the guidance of a master physical education teacher. On demand.

5331 CARE AND PREVENTION OF EXERCISE AND SPORTS INJURIES This course introduces students to the broad discipline of caring for exercise and sports injuries. Key topics of study include anatomy, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation techniques, emergency procedures, and liability issues in athletics and activity. This course involves lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences. On demand.

5332 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH This course will allow students to improve their ability to critically assess research. Aspects of evaluation that will be covered include: clarity of writing, appropriately defining research components, choosing of an appropriate sample size, providing an adequate description of methodology, proper methodology, proper use of statistics, appropriate presentation of results, and proper interpretation of results.

5350 OBESITY PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT The course activities, experiences, assignments, and sequence are intended to provide opportunities for students to accomplish specific competencies related to the understanding of the prevalence of overweight and obesity, dietary considerations, exercise considerations, environmental considerations, and behavioral strategy considerations. Students will examine items in this course as they pertain to the world, the United States, and, in particular, the state of Arkansas.

5352 EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and experiences on the different aspects of physical activity programming for individuals who have specific disabilities or health limitations and conditions that warrant special attention. Course content will be presented in a classroom/laboratory discussion format, including guest speakers and on and off campus physical activity experiences where students will have an opportunity to observe and participate in physical activities for special populations.

5363 EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION Development of evaluation and assessment skills, and exposure to specific questions in the field of adapted physical education. On demand.

5376 ADVANCED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING This course has three main objectives: (a) to examine physiological, biomechanical, motor control, and psychological aspects of sport; (b) to prepare students to create effective strength and conditioning programs for sport, recreational, clinical, and rehabilitation purposes; and (c) to educate students about current trends in strength and conditioning.

6300 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Independent study that requires the student to prepare and develop a selected topic. Presentation of research to graduate faculty is required. On demand.

6301 THESIS RESEARCH I Proposal and approval of a thesis topic, a review of related literature, and presentation and approval of a research design. Collection of pertinent data. On demand.

6302 THESIS RESEARCH II Completion of the data collection, writing of thesis, and defense of the thesis. On demand.

6310 MOTOR LEARNING Cognitive and motor processes related to the learning and performance of motor skills; emphasis is given to the topics of learning, attention, memory, and practice conditions. On demand.

6315 RESEARCH METHODS IN KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Understanding the research process and developing the skills applicable to the conduct of scientific investigation in kinesiology and physical education. Fall, on demand.

6316 DATA ANALYSIS This course provides coverage of data analysis techniques that have specific applications for health and the applied sciences. An applied, conceptual approach will be used to facilitate the practical use of those techniques using SPSSPC+. Prerequisite: Research Methods or equivalent or consent of instructor. Spring.

6320 ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RECREATION PROGRAMS Content, facilities, financial resources, motivation, methods, and evaluation of school and community recreation programs are covered. On demand.

6330 FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION An analysis of biological, philosophical, psychological, and sociological factors forming the body of knowledge which is kinesiology. Pertinent governmental and historical events are also examined. On demand.

6333 EVALUATION OF CARDIORESPIRATORY ADAPTATION This course provides an in-depth analysis of the adaptations to the cardiorespiratory system as it pertains to exercise training. The use of appropriate laboratory techniques will be explored in the assessment of cardiovascular and pulmonary responses. Curriculum Prerequisite: KPED 4300 or consent of instructor. On demand.

6334 CONTEMPORARY COACHING PROBLEMS Current problems in the coaching profession are discussed. Through group effort, outside readings, and visiting lecturers, workable solutions are identified and proposed. On demand.

6336 ANALYSIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT This course involves qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement, with particular emphasis on gait and locomotion. Students will learn the instrumentation, measurement techniques, and data analysis necessary to analyze human motion. Fall.

6337 EVALUATION OF NEUROMUSCULAR ADAPTATION This course provides an in-depth analysis of the adaptations to the neuromuscular system as it pertains to exercise training. The use of appropriate laboratory techniques will be explored in the assessment of neuromuscular responses. Fall.

6340 CURRICULUM CONSTRUCTION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION Focus is on curriculum theories and the development of specific models (i.e., developmental, humanistic, fitness, play education, movement education, kinesiological, and purpose-process) for the elementary, secondary and college/university level. On demand.

6350 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Essentials for a successful movement program for children at the preschool and elementary school levels; philosophy, objectives, trends, teaching methods, and materials necessary for program development are covered. On demand.

6360 MEASUREMENT IN HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Advanced statistical and theoretical considerations of measurement and evaluation issues in health, kinesiology, and physical education. On demand.

6370 ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION A study of philosophical and theoretical approaches to the administration of secondary and collegiate athletic programs. On demand.