Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology
PE Graduate Course Descriptions
PE 5000 Special Projects in Physical Education (1-3) Individual or group study of selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 semester
PE 5110 Philosophy of Sport (2) The nature, values and ethics of sport in society.
PE 5200 Effective Teaching in Physical Education (3) Present and analyze systems used in evaluating student behavior, teacher behavior, and student-teacher interaction. Study strategies for planning and implementing effective teaching and supervising in physical education.
PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology (3) Assist students in studying the complementary relationship between statistics and research design. This course covers descriptive statics and hypothesis testing using both parametric and non-parametric statistical testing in exercise science.
PE 5370 Curriculum Theory in Physical Education (3) Advanced study of curriculum and techniques of supervision in physical education.
PE 5450 Physical Activity Promotion (3) Investigate behavior change theories, public health research, and evidence-based physical activity interventions in the promotion of physical activity in children and adolescent.
PE 5500 Behavior Interventions in Physical Education (3) Examine and apply key psychological principles in physical education related to behavior modification, student motivation, achievement goal setting, group dynamics, pro-social behavior, and self perception.
PE 5650 Physical Education for Special Populations (3) Investigate best practices in physical education with special populations as required by law. Students will examine current pedagogical research focusing on strategies for providing safe, inclusive and equitable learning environments for special populations.
PE 5720 Sport Facility Management (3) Prepares the student to engage in planning, constructing, promoting, and managing a variety of sport facilities, including fitness centers, race tracks, major stadium, etc.
PE 5730 Risk Management for Kinesiology (3) Strategies of risk control for sport and fitness industries.
PE 5740 Legal Aspects for Kinesiology (3) Inspection of case law and legislative acts as they affect the conditions of sport and fitness activities. A major focus is on negligence theory.
PE 5750 Foundations in Sport Management (3) Administrative and management functions of the sports administrator. Prerequisite: PE 4590 or concurrently.
PE 5760 Sport Marketing (3) Preparation in the marketing of sport services and events of sport teams and programs as well as an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the current issues, theories, and research in sport marketing. Prerequisites: A management or marketing class from a business department is recommended.
PE 5770 Sport Finance (3) A review of financial aspects in sport organizations. The student will become familiar with financial statements and be able to evaluate a sport organization’s financial performance. Prerequisites: A finance class from a business department is recommended.
PE 5780 Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport (3) An advanced study of organizational leadership theories, models, and concepts as they apply to athletic and sports organizations.
PE 5800 Sport Sponsorship and Sales (3) Introduce students to sport sponsorship management with a focus on theoretically understanding concepts of sponsorship and practically developing sport sponsorship plans. Prerequisites: A management or marketing class from a business department is recommended.
PE 5810 Sport Event Management (3) Provides a combination of the theoretical foundations and practical principles of event management. In particular, focus is on the operational planning component of event management and the role of the event manager as the planner and facilitator.
PE 5820 Sport Public Relations (3) Independent learning class on various aspects of sport public relations. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of public relations in sport organizations as well as practical communication skills to foster positive relationships with key publics
PE 5830 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3) The effects of muscular activity with particular reference to the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 3402 or PE 2850.
PE 5840 Principles of Motor Learning (3) The physical and psychological factors affecting the acquisition of motor skills. Prerequisite: PE 5900.
PE 5850 Stress Testing and EKG Interpretation (3) Teach basic techniques in aerobic fitness and diagnostic stress testing including interpretation of EKG rhythms related to coronary disease. Prerequisite: PE 5830.
PE 5860 Sport and Media (3) Examines sport’s societal influence, especially focusing on media issues. It approaches sport from a socio- cultural/psychological perspectives as well as from a contemporary position. It focuses on the converging worlds of print journalism, electronic media, advertising, and emerging technologies as expressed in the new commercial reality of sport.
PE 5870 Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skills (3) Anatomical and mechanical principles applied toward analyzing and evaluating the efficiency of human motion. Prerequisite: PE 2800.
PE 5880 Sport Consumer Behavior (3) A theoretical introduction to the field of sport consumer behavior. The student will be able to understand social psychological theory underlying consumer decisions. Prerequisites: A management or a marketing class from a business department is recommended.
PE 5890 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science (3) Provide students with laboratory experience in the use of instrumentation and procedures commonly employed to assess human performance, physical fitness, and health status in modern laboratories of applied exercise physiology, sports physiology, biomechanics, and contemporary health screening facilities. Prerequisites: PE 5830.
PE 5900 Introduction to Research in Kinesiology (3) Overview and planning for graduate studies with an introduction and study of the major methods, tools, and laboratory and statistical techniques employed in research in physical education, including the development of a research prospectus.
PE 5950 Assessment in Physical Education (3) Apply tests, measurements, and statistical analysis in the evaluation physical fitness, psychomotor skills, cognitive knowledge, and affective behaviors in physical education. students will assess the efficacy of their teaching and programs using applied, systematic observation tools, and solid assessment strategies.
PE 5910 Analysis of Movement (3) Provides students with an understanding of the scientific analysis of human movement from a qualitative perspective. We will examine the physiological, structural and mechanical bases from human movement, with examples drawn from everyday life, sports, and rehabilitation.
PE 5930 Exercise Metabolism (3) An in-depth study of metabolic responses to acute and chronic exercise through lecture, discussion, reading and discussion or research literature. Prerequisites: PE 5830 or equivalent.
PE 5940 Body Composition (3) Theories of body composition presented through lecture, discussion, and practical experience of assessment techniques. Prerequisites: PE 5830 or equivalent.
PE 6190 Trends and Issues in Kinesiology (3) Directed reading and special investigation of selected problems. Identification, analysis, and discussion of on-the-job problems.
PE 6600 Seminar in Kinesiology (3) Directed readings for the purpose of discussion and evaluation of selected problems in the area of sports medicine.
PE 6900 Readings in Physical Education (1-5) Guided study in the literature of special and related fields in the area of physical education. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: PE 5900.
PE 6950 Professional Seminar in Physical Education (3) Capstone course focused on applying of learning outcomes from the masters of kinesiology physical education curriculum. Demonstration of content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and methods of systematic inquiry, as well as plans for continued professional development will be a major part of the culminating experience. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 hours of required coursework within the Master of Science in Kinesiology, Pedagogy program.
PE 6960 Research Problems (2) Special investigation of an approved problem in the major field. Prerequisite: PE 5900.
PE 6980 Internship (2-6) Practical experience in sports administration, sports business management, sports communication, fitness/wellness, or pedagogy in a school, business or hospital. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: PE 5850 for Fitness/ Wellness specialization; PE 5750 for Athletic and Sports Administration specialization; and department consent.
PE 6990 Thesis (6) Special investigation of an approved problem in physical education resulting in a formal thesis. A prospectus is required. Prerequisite: PE 5900.