Health and Sport Sciences (HSS)

HSS 501. Stress and Tension Control3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or equivalent.

Description: A study of physiological, sociological, and psychological stresses and their underlying mechanisms of action. Emphasis on modification of stress via developed proficiency in relaxation techniques.

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HSS 503. Obesity: Causes, Control3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or equivalent.

Description: A study of the physiological, psychological, and sociological factors in the development and modification of obesity. Laboratory experiences in the assessment of obesity will be provided.

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HSS 504. Physical Activity and Health3 Units

Description: A study of the positive and negative influences of physical activity on diseases and infirmities that affect a healthy lifestyle.

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HSS 505. Stress and Disease3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or equivalent.

Description: Relationship of stress to acute and chronic disease and the effects of contemporary stressors on psychophysiological responses. Examination of mechanisms of adaptation, treatment, and prevention.

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HSS 530. Nutrition and Athletic Performance3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 302 and HSS 303; or consent of instructor.

Description: Principles of nutrition with special emphasis on nutrient and energy needs of athletes of optimal performance.

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HSS 564. Women's Health Issues3 Units

Description: This course will identify a broad range of health issues that can be unique to women or of special importance to women throughout the world. The course will examine the roles women play as both providers and consumers of health care nationally and internationally.

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HSS 565. Nutrition for Children and Adolescents3 Units

Description: Nutritional needs during childhood are covered with emphasis on diet evaluation, menu planning and disease prevention. Nutrition units will be developed using the curriculum planning map.

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HSS 567. Healthy Sexuality and Aids Education3 Units

Description: A study of the basic competencies required for AIDS/STD education and prevention within the framework of healthy sexual functioning.

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HSS 575. Administration of Physical Education Program and Athletics3 Units

Description: Administration of the total physical education program on the secondary school level, including units on budget, staff, facilities, programs, equipment, public relations, and evaluation.

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HSS 589. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 389 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Description: Focuses on basic anatomy and its relationship in sports-induced injuries. Provides framework for adapting prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation techniques to aid in the treatment of athletic injuries.

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HSS 597. Special Topics in Health and Sport Science3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Examination of well-defined topics not studied in regular courses. Topics will be announced in Schedule of Courses.

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HSS 598. Independent Study in HSS1-3 Units

Description: Opportunity for the student, under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member, to pursue individualized study related to research or practice that is not included in regular courses in the curriculum.

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HSS 601. Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education3 Units

Description: Study of sport from various philosophical positions. Relation of theories and thoughts about what constitutes sport to particular time periods. Offered as needed.

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HSS 602. Instructional Technology in Health and Sport Sciences3 Units

Description: The course is designed to develop students' technology skills in order to support their activities in K-12 classrooms and other health and wellness settings.

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HSS 604. Research Methods in HSS3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 377 Techniques used in developing the research project.

Description: Development of outline for action research project.

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HSS 605. Teaching and Learning for Elementary Physical Education4 Units

Description: Philosophy, objectives, curriculum and methods of teaching physical education to elementary students. Must be taken prior to student teaching.

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HSS 606. Teaching and Learning for Secondary Physical Education4 Units

Description: Philosophy, objectives, curriculum and methods of teaching physical education to secondary students. Content-area literacy strategies for physical education will be covered. Must be taken prior to student teaching.

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HSS 607. Methods of Supervision in Physical Education3 Units

Description: Covers various models of supervision. Several systematic observational data collection systems will be used to develop skills for supervision in physical education.

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HSS 608. Curriculum: An Achievement Based Approach3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to MAT in Physical Education Program.

Description: Presents a variety of curricular approaches to physical education along with activities to help the teacher deliver the content.

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HSS 609. Methods in Practical Living: Health4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAT.

Description: Designed to cover strategies and methods for delivering health education related to practical living skills. Content-area literacy strategies for health education will be covered.

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HSS 610. Experiential Outdoor Education Leadership3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to MAT in Physical Education Program.

Description: Teaches necessary skills to lead outdoor experiential education programs.

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HSS 611. Seminar in Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to MAT in Health Physical Education P-12 Program.

Corequisite(s): HSS 612, HSS 613 and HSS 615.

Description: Designed as analysis of student teaching activities for the purpose of improving instructional competence, developing professionalism and reflective teaching skills, and understanding the learner within the instructional context. Each graduate student must complete an action research project during student teaching experience.

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HSS 612. Student Teaching: Elementary Physical Education4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to MAT in Physical Education Program.

Corequisite(s): HSS 611 Provides supervised observation, participation and teaching in physical education at the elementary and secondary school levels.

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HSS 613. Student Teaching : Middle/Secondary Physical Education4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to MAT in Physical Education Program.

Corequisite(s): HSS 611 Provides supervised observation, participation and teaching in physical education at the elementary and secondary school level.

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HSS 614. Action Research Project3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to MAT in Physical Education Program.

Corequisite(s): HSS 611 and HSS 612.

Description: Each graduate student must complete an action research project during the student teaching experience.

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HSS 615. Student Teaching: Health Education4 Units

Description: Five weeks of supervised observation, participation, and teaching health education in middle and high schools.Must be taken concurrently with HSS 612 and HSS 613.

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HSS 618. Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health3 Units

Description: The study of social and cultural system of diverse groups, related to physical activity and health.

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HSS 619. Practicum: Psychomotor Assessment of Dysfunctions in Adapted Physical Activity3 Units

Description: Administration of tests of psychomotor functioning; interpretation of findings; writing the educational diagnosis; participation in multidisciplinary settings.

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HSS 620. Instructional Design in Adapted Physical Activity3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Background in physical education and/or special education, or consent of instructor.

Description: Designed to provide knowledge and understanding which will enable students to plan and conduct diversified programs of developmental activities, games, sports, and rhythms suited to the interests, capabilities, and limitations of typical students.

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HSS 621. Diagnostic/Assessment in Adapted Physical Activity3 Units

Description: Instructional intervention applied to the physical education setting; emphasis on design, implementation and evaluation of assessment tools and procedures in programs for the disabled.

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HSS 625. Instructional Leadership in Physical Education3 Units

Description: A critical examination of the current knowledge base and best practices in K-12 physical education instruction, programming, assessment and professional development.

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HSS 629. Introduction to Health Consultation3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 501 and HSS 503.

Description: Study of the basic skills required for health behavior change using a health counseling approach with emphasis on the development of skills needed to design and facilitate health counseling programs.

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HSS 630. Nutrition and Athletic Performance3 Units

Prerequisite(s): College nutrition course or consent of instructor.

Description: Principles of nutrition with special emphasis on nutrient and energy needs of athletes for optimal performance.

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HSS 631. Leadership in Health Promotion3 Units

Description: Analysis of administrative and organizational factors of health education and promotion from within the program, within the organization, and between organizations. Emphasis will be placed on policy making, administration, and functional issues such as collaboration and consultation at the organizational level.

Note: Cross-listed with HSS 531.

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HSS 649. Psychological Aspects of Physical Education and Sport3 Units

Description: Analysis of the interaction among personality, motor ability, group dynamics, and environment in physical education and sports performance.

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HSS 650. Personality and Social Development in Sport3 Units

Description: Systematic study of man's behavior in sport in relation to his social environment. Emphasis on the relationship between physical activity and interpersonal competence, attitudes, personality and aggression.

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HSS 655. Current Trends and Studies in Health and Sport Sciences.3 Units

Description: Examination of current literature, research and trends in HSS.

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HSS 659. Motor Control and Learning: Lab3 Units

Description: Experiments in motor learning that promote the use of basic apparatus and practical applications of research.

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HSS 660. Motor Control & Learning3 Units

Description: Analysis and critical review of literature on selected topics relating to motor control and learning. Emphasis on research in the area of motor learning.

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HSS 663. Sexuality Education3 Units

Description: Survey of the dynamics of family life and parenting skills. Scope of family life education, methods, source materials and current issues.

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HSS 669. Administering Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs3 Units

Prerequisite(s): A year of sport management or consent of instructor.

Description: Special problems in administration of health promotion and disease prevention programs in a variety of community organizations. Program planning and organization; financing and budgeting; measuring program effectiveness; integration of health promotion and disease prevention programs and strategies with existing healthcare delivery systems.

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HSS 675. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Individual Level3 Units

Description: Techniques for identifying patterns of health-negative behaviors and life-style patterns on the part of an individual and health-negative circumstances in an individual's immediate environment. Development, implementation, and evaluation of person-focused changed strategies designed to eliminate, offset, and/or minimize the effects of health-negative behaviors and microenvironmental factors.

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HSS 676. Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3 Units

Description: Analytic techniques for identifying health-negative factors in the organizational and community setting; developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic plans and programs for health promotion and disease prevention at the organizational and community level.

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HSS 684. Program Planning in Health Education and Promotion3 Units

Description: Effective design, implementation, and evaluation of health instruction within the school and community setting. Emphasis on the development of sequential learning opportunities designed to meet individual and societal health needs and interests.

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HSS 690. Seminar in Comparative Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): At least one graduate methods course.

Description: Qualitative Comparative Analysis is a method of doing cross-case analysis with a specific focus on the influence of context as it relates to health and prevention.

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HSS 692. Cooperative Internship/Practicum1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completed 21 hours toward degree; completed 6 hours of HSS courses.

Description: Supervised practical work experience in an organization or business related to the student's academic field, area of specialization, or career interest.

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HSS 697. Special Topics in Heatlh and Sport Sciences1-3 Units

Description: Examination of one or more selected topics in the study of Health and Sport Sciences.

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HSS 699. Directed Readings in Health and Sport Sciences1-3 Units

Description: Supervised readings and written project relating to a specific research topic in health.

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HSS 789. Advanced Research Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): ELFH 701, and either ELFH 600 or EDAP 639, or permission of instructor.

Description: Discussion of quantitative research methods and their application to the design of a study. Emphasis on designs for causal inferences about the effects of an intervention on outcomes variables, especially quasi-experimental designs.

Note: Cross-listed with ECPY 789, EDAP 789, and ELFH 789.

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