GRADUATE COURSES IN HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

KES 5313 Physiological Basis of Human Performance- The purpose of this course is to prepare the student in the areas of exercise physiology. The goals of this course are to provide the student with an active learning experience that will increase their knowledge of (a) energy metabolism and nutrition, (b) aerobic and anaerobic principles of work and exercise, (c) body composition measurement themes in exercise science, (d) cardiorespiratory / renal responses to exercise, and (e) muscular / neural responses to exercise, and (f) thermoregulation during exercise in differing environments. Historical and contemporary concepts of exercise physiology will be discussed to improve the students understanding of the genesis and progression of exercise physiology throughout the twentieth century. This course will prepare the student for practical applications of exercise physiology in school and professional settings.                                 

KES 5305 Research Methods- This course provides students with integrated background in exercise science and prepares them for research testing in procedures commonly found in exercise science research. Students are introduced to current trends and research topics coupled with laboratory techniques in areas of motor behavior, biomechanics and exercise physiology.  will access research information, read, critique, and discuss applications of research in Kinesiology and exercise science.  Students will delineate a research problem, develop appropriate methodology and data analysis technique as part of a written proposal for a research study.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of APA style in preparing a research paper, in citing sources and in developing a reference list.                                                                      

KES 5312 Advanced Human Nutrition- The content of this course will be focused on the metabolism of food by various tissues of the body and its relation to exercise.  The role of diet in the development and treatment of some chronic diseases will be discussed along with the application of nutritional principles to enhance overall lifestyles.  This course provides an integrated overview of the physiological requirements and functions of energy and the major nutrients that are determinants of health and diseases in human populations.                                    

KES 5307 Issues in Sports Law- This Sport Law course is designed to enable graduate students to expand their knowledge of some of the laws, rules and regulations that apply to the sport and the exercise science industry and that impact the work setting of sport organizations. Students will learn about and analyze substantive legal concepts in the following core areas of law: constitutional, employment, antitrust, labor, intellectual property, agency, and contract and business law. The purpose of the course is to provide graduate students with an understanding of the legal issues involved in the operation and management of organizations in the sport business industry, and to equip students with the skills and strategies needed to effectively work with business executives and lawyers to resolve these issues. The course will focus on the practical application of laws, rules and regulations to situations current students will likely face (and decisions current students will likely need to make) if they are employed in the field of sport and exercise science. In-class discussions on current legal issues and emerging legal topics in sport and exercise science will constitute a significant portion of this class.                                                                     

KES 5314 Diagnostic Tests & Measurements in Exercise Science- This course will provide students with the background on the appropriate design structures, both qualitative and quantitative, for research projects. Within the different framework of experimental designs and emphases will be on how to collect and organize data, data cleaning, statistical analysis and the interpretation of data. At the conclusion of the course the student should have identified and be comfortable applying the appropriate experimental design for their thesis/project. The student will be able to appropriately apply, computer analyze and interpret various statistical techniques found in exercise science research, such as the t-test (dependent and independent), ANOVA (repeated measures and between-subjects designs), regression analysis and others.

 

KES 5316 Neurological Basis for Motor Learning and Control- This course is designed to provide an understanding of psychological/physiological principles involved in motor learning, control, and performance in skill acquisition for school age children and adult populations.  This course will focus on how people learn skills and perform them, how they develop skills, and how skills are used in various situations.  The study of motor learning is a relatively permanent change in performance resulting from experience or practice which leads to ways of determining  success is related to the quality of movement that the performer produces.

KES 5315 Group Dynamics- This course is designed to have two interrelated goals: 1) acquaint you with theory and research on small groups 2) improve your skills as participant in & observer of small groups To accomplish these goals, readings, lecture, and discussion are paired with group exercises and hands-on practice in observing and interpreting group dynamics. Students will complete a case analysis, post regularly on the graduate blog, and comment on the blogs of other grad students. They will observe and give feedback to the groups & collaborate in pairs on a literature review paper.                                                                                                 

KES 5373 Health and Human Behavior- This course will review behavioral and biomedical theory and research with regard to the contributions of psychological factors to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and illness. Students will consider the effect of activity and exercise as they relate to illness and disease. The course also defines and explores adherence and psychoneuroimmunology, which examines behavior related to the diseases of cancer and hypertension, explores treatment recommendations, and reviews coping strategies for the patient and family. Prevention and wellness are presented in the context(s) of intentional and unintentional injuries. A discussion of health, life expectancy, and quality of life will conclude the course.

KES 5909 Advanced Practicum or Internship/Project in Exercise Science- This internship is designed to follow-up with your educational background and work history.  Upon completion of the internship, the graduate student will present a professional presentation to the faculty of where they performed their internship, the organization, and the duties performed while working for the organization.  The graduate student will reflect on their experience - what they learned about the job, and discuss what they learned about themselves.  In conclusion, how well their classes at Sul Ross prepared them for their careers.  Criteria will include- samples of work, relationships with colleagues, organization skills, verbal and written communication, and technical competence.

5302 Problems in Kinesiology- This course covers special aspects of kinesiology. There is a critical review of selected studies, literature, practices and procedures in the field. This is all applied to the solution of individual problems. Course may be taken more than one time when course content varies. (Various)

5303 Seminar in Health and Kinesiology- A seminar with emphasis on research in health and kinesiology in both the elementary and secondary schools. The course will include methods of research, selecting problems and preparing a written report on the study. Course may be taken more than once when course content varies. (Various)

5304 Individual Research- Topics will be selected by the instructor in consultation with the student. Course may be taken more than one time when course content varies. (Various)