Kinesiology and Health Promotions Courses | Troy University

Kinesiology and Health Promotions Courses (KHP)

KHP 6602 - Motor Skills and Human Performance (3)

In an interdisciplinary approach, students will be exposed to a systematic analysis of motor skills and human performance. Students will learn how to observe, evaluate and diagnose, and apply interventions to improve motor skill performance.

KHP 6604 - Statistical Analysis and Interpretation (3)

This course requires graduate students to utilize statistical fundamentals, analyses, and interpretation of statistics. Statistical information includes, but is not limited to, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression, frequency distributions, t-tests, parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques, multivariate data analysis (MANOVA), and others using SPSS and other statistical software.

KHP 6610 - Physical Education, Sport and the Law (3)

The course is designed to provide students with an in-depth awareness and understanding of legal responsibilities of sport managers, coaches, and administrators. Emphasis will be placed upon critically analyzing the legal theories, structures, statutes, case law, and standards that apply to the sport industry and that impact sport organizations. Substantive legal areas include tort, constitutional, antitrust, intellectual property, agency, contract, and business law.

KHP 6615 - Organizational Behavior & Leadership in Sport (3)

In this course students will study the basic concepts, theories and organization of administration including financial management as applied to sport, physical education, and recreation.

KHP 6616 - Sport Finance (3)

This course is designed to provide students with information concerning advanced theory in finance, accounting, and managerial control of budgets.

KHP 6617 - Research Methods I (3)

An independent exploration of the literature and current research in the fields of Health Education and Physical Education. A grade of “B” or better is required.

KHP 6620 - Physical Fitness: A Critical Analysis (3)

This course is designed to prepare the student for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialists (HFS) certification. The course will examine the process of pre-participation health screening and risk stratification, administration of physical fitness assessments, and interpretation of results and the development of appropriate exercise prescriptions used in the evaluation and improvement of human fitness.

KHP 6623 - Biomechanics of Sport Techniques (3)

This course is designed to prepare the student for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. The course explores basic bio-mechanical concepts and their application in the analysis of sport technique. Students will apply scientific knowledge to examine sport-specific testing assessments and interpretation of results, and practice the implementation of safe and effective training techniques for the goal of improving athletic performance.

KHP 6625 6626 6627 - Specialized Study in KHP (1-3)

A study of the problem or problems using research techniques. Selection of problem must be approved by student’s adviser, instructor under whom the study is to be made, and the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies. The study should contribute to the student’s program. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required and may involve an oral defense. Total credit for any combination of enrollments in these courses may not exceed six semester hours. A specialized study may be substituted for a required course only once in a student’s program. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.

KHP 6631 - Programs in Health and Physical Education (3)

The course reviews appropriate curriculum for children of various age levels. Particular attention is devoted to a study of the capacities, attitudes, and needs of pupils as they are related to health and physical education. The principles, problems and procedures in the development of a health and physical education curriculum are thoroughly examined.

KHP 6632 - Critical Issues in Sport and Fitness Management and Health and Physical Education (3)

Recognition, discussion, and systematic analysis of controversial issues and problems encountered in the conduct of professional activities in health and physical education.

KHP 6635 - Kinesiology (3)

This course is a clinically oriented human anatomy course. This course is designed to provide an advanced analysis of human functional anatomy, with primary emphasis being placed on the articular, skeletal, and muscular systems.

KHP 6640 - Sport Marketing: Physical Education, Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals (3)

The purpose of this course is to teach educators how to create a marketing plan. The emphasis is on following a ten-step procedure designed primarily for the non-profit sector and learning the theoretical base required to complete the process accurately and proficiently.

KHP 6650 - Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (3)

This course examines established dietary requirements of athletes relative to performance, training, and recovery. Emphasis will be placed on the use of peer reviewed literature to understand the importance of pre– and post-event nutrition, nutritional issues faced by athletes, and possible ergogenic strategies, foods, and dietary supplements. Examination of metabolic pathways and will allow advanced interpretation of the metabolism and macronutrients during conditions of exercise and disordered metabolism.

KHP 6670 - Exercise Physiology (3)

This course examines acute and chronic physiological responses to the respiratory, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems to the demands of exercise. Contributions made by aerobic and anaerobic metabolism to energy production will be examined. The contribution of various physiological variables will be investigated to facilitate an understanding of the physiological basis of human performance.

KHP 6671 - Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)

This course will allow students to experience and explore advanced concepts, topics, and laboratory techniques related to exercise physiology. Material covered in this course will prepare students to interpret, conduct, and share advanced material with their peers. Students will have the opportunity to implement an advanced research project or commence thesis-related research.

KHP 6672 - Sport Psychology (3)

The course is designed for the student with a vocational interest in athletic coaching within the educational environment. Psychological theories will be applied to the teaching of sports skills and the development of individuals into efficient team units.

KHP 6673 - Ethics in Sport (3)

The course is examines ethical matters and issues relating to sport and physical activity.

KHP 6674 - Entrepreneurship in Sport (3)

The course provides the student with an awareness and understanding of basic concepts and problems in starting a business.

KHP 6680 - Practicum in Physical Education (3)

A supervised application of concepts, principles, instructional, curriculum, and delivery skills acquired by students in previous coursework. Students will identify issues regarding classroom management, testing, and evaluation in physical education. Students will explore innovative ideas for the classroom and research peer reviewed journals for information for application in the classroom setting.

KHP 6690 - Internship (3)

A 400-hour supervised experience in planning, staging, and evaluating a formal practicum in related field.

KHP 6691 - Research Methods II (3)

This course examines the variety of research methods and reporting methods used in health & physical education research. A grade of “B” or better is required. Prerequisite: KHP 6604 and KHP 6617 with a “B” or better.

KHP 6694 - Thesis I (3)

Independent research leading to the preparation of a scholarly paper related to sport and fitness management topic under the supervision of the student’s advisory committee. The student’s advisory committee will administer an oral examination covering the research and findings. Grading system is Pass/Fail.

KHP 6695 - Thesis II (3)

Independent research leading to the preparation of a scholarly paper related to sport and fitness management topic under the supervision of the student’s advisory committee. The student’s advisory committee will administer an oral examination covering the research and findings. Grading system is Pass/Fail.

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