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PE grad courses

Graduate Course Descriptions

D&N 4346 Dietary Supplements (3) Course focuses on federal regulations of the natural health products industry, quality control of supplements, and legal and ethical consideration in recommending dietary supplements and complementary therapies. Prerequisite: D&N 4340 or HED 4300.

HED 4300 Nutrition and Human Performance (2) Nutrition as it applies to athletics, physical exercise, and health. Prerequisites: PE 2800 and PE 2850 or equivalent.

NUTR 5001 Nutrition Across the Lifespan (3) This course examines nutrition across the lifespan from a biological perspective. The impact of nutrition on preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging will be studied. For every phase of life, normal growth and development, nutrient needs, nutrition assessment, and the most common nutritional deficiencies will be addressed. Prerequisites: D&N 3350 or instructor consent.


NUTR 5002 Advanced Medical Nutrition I (3) Part 1 of a two semester course designed to provide students enrolled in the combined Master of Science - Dietetic Internship Program with the opportunity to integrate the theories and principles of medical nutrition therapy into clinical practice. Case studies will be used to help students integrate and apply their knowledge of nutrition, dietetics, metabolism and physiology, with the ultimate goal of producing students who can effectively plan and manage the nutritional care of a variety of patients using a critical thinking approach to evidence-based medical/nutrition therapy. Topics include: critical thinking, the nutrition care process, standardized language and documentation, assessment, interviewing, evidence-based medical nutrition therapy, diabetes mellitus, and kidney disease, as well as confidentiality of medical records and JCAHO regulations. Prerequisites: D&N 4343 or Instructor Consent


NUTR 5003 Advanced Community Nutrition (3) This is a graduate level clinical nutrition class in which students learn the essential steps and rationale in providing nutrition care for patients in acute, long-term and ambulatory settings. Evidence-based nutrition therapy and the basic scientific principles for its application are reviewed for the most common and important clinical nutrition issues. NUTR 5003 can serve as an update for practitioners working in the field. Prerequisites: NUTR 5001: or Instructor consent.


NUTR 5004 Advanced Medical Nutrition II (3) Principles and practices of teaching individuals and groups to translate nutrition knowledge into action. Emphasis on research in and evaluation of nutrition education. Prerequisite: NUTR 5002 or Instructor Consent


NUTR 5005 Macronutrients (3) NUTR 5005 is an advanced course in the nutrition sciences. Students are expected to be familiar with the material covered in introductory nutrition as well as the biochemistry and physiology courses offered at UCM. These courses will serve as the foundation for the material we will explore in this course. NUTR 5005 will cover topics related to: energy metabolism, carbohydrates and fiber, lipids and lipoproteins, and amino acids and proteins. Prerequisites: D&N 4340 or Instructor consent


NUTR 5006 Micronutrients (3) The study of the functional roles of vitamins and minerals in human nutrition. Course content will include review of essential functions for the vitamins and minerals, health implications of varying amounts vitamins and minerals in the diet, interactions between vitamins, interactions between minerals, vitamin and mineral interactions, and the process of establishing nutrient requirements. Prerequisites: NUTR 5005: or Instructor consent


NUTR 5007 Pediatric Nutrition (3) This course examines nutrition beginning in utero and continuing up to 18 years of age in health and disease. Medical nutrition therapy for a variety of medical conditions found in this population will be discussed including inborn errors of metabolism, food hypersensitivity, obesity, and diseases of the major organ systems. Prerequisites: NUTR 5001: or Instructor consent


NUTR 5008 Geriatric Nutrition (3) Description: The course covers: demographic facts about elders, physiological, sociological, and psychological changes associated with aging, and some introductory material about nutritional status in elders. The remainder of the course covers food habits, nutritional assessment, nutrient requirements, dietary and nutritional status of elders, diseases or conditions common in elders and exercise for elders. Prerequisites: NUTR 5001: or Instructor consent


NUTR 6000 Seminars in Nutrition (3) Review and critique of current research literature in the nutritional sciences. Culminates in oral presentations, a research paper and critical discussions. NUTR 6000 can serve as an update for practitioners working in the field. Prerequisite Courses: Must have completed 18 hours in required graduate courses.


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 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 statistics 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 Advanced 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 5740 Sport Law and Risk Management (3) This course provides students with a better understanding of the legal aspects and risk management in sports, fitness administration and physical education.

PE 5750 Foundations in Sport Management (3) Administrative and management functions of the sports administrator.

PE 5760 Advanced 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 Advanced 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 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 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 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; 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.