Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation

Health Promotion, HLTH = 0540

Kinesiology, KINE = 0575

Physical Education see Undergraduate Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies, RECR = 0590

Traffic Safety, DRED = 0535

Health Promotion, HLTH = 0540

4100. Epidemiology of Communicable and a Non-Communicable Disease. 3 hours. Study of the nature, prevention, control and treatment of communicable, chronic, degenerative and idiopathic human disease; an analysis of the principles related to the causality of disease and the role of the public health practitioner in understanding epidemiologic research. Prerequisite(s): HLTH 1900.

4120. Health Promotion: Development and Application of Presentation Skills. 3 hours. The principles, techniques, and practical application of health communication and presentation skills. A synthesis of motivational techniques, analysis, and practical application in the effective delivery of health information and knowledge for a variety of settings.

4130. Organization and Administration of the School Health Program. 3 hours. Program implementation and curriculum development; functions of school and community health services, and health instruction to ensure health and welfare of students.

4150. Drugs and Human Health. 3 hours. Outlines the pharmacological implications of drug use in human health. Nature of drug actions, motivational factors that influence the use of drugs and evaluation of procedures to provide effective drug information to various segments of society. Course suitable for teachers and counselors.

4200. Planning, Administration, and Evaluation of Community Health Programs. 3 hours. Better assessment of program impacts and processes will be needed as technology increases and society expects reasonable returns for efforts invested in health promotion. The course will help prepare students to plan, administer, and evaluate health promotion in a variety of settings.

4251. Consumer Health Advocacy. 3 hours. An analysis and appraisal of issues related to the production and distribution of products and services as they affect consumer health. The role of the health educator as a consumer advocate is explored.

4300. Health Promotion in the Corporate Setting. 3 hours. Planning and implementing a comprehensive health promotion program in the corporate and industrial setting. The role of the health educator in developing wellness programs within the business community.

4350. Environmental Community Health. 3 hours. The nature and complexity of environmental health issues, including specific health problems associated with environmental health. The role of the health educator in an environmental health program.

4600. Behavioral Change Strategies in Health Promotion. 3 hours. Integration of social and health science content for the purpose of effecting positive health behavior in persons, populations and institutions. The development of interpersonal skills in dealing with health clients in various settings.

4810. Studies in Health Promotion. 1-3 hours. Organized classes for program needs. Prerequisite(s): consent of health promotion program. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.

4850. Internship in Community Health Promotion. 6 hours. (1; internship arranged) Performance of a limited work or service project in a public health setting for a minimum of 320 hours; identification and fulfillment of planned learning objectives; self-monitoring and regular seminars on learning accomplishment. Prerequisite(s): HLTH 4120. Students must meet with internship coordinator at least one semester prior to registration for this course.

5100. Research Perspectives in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. 3 hours. Research techniques and their application to the research process in kinesiology, health promotion and recreation.

5110. Critical Analysis of Professional Literature. 3 hours. Analysis and philosophical criticism of the literature in the student's major area and other related fields. Extensive reading assignments and discussion of published and unpublished research.

5170. Critical Health Issues. 3 hours. Health aspects and health promotion implications of current health issues. Exploration of health problems currently found in society; role of health educators in terms of preparation, planning, instruction and evaluation. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours credit.

5290. Human Sexuality Education. 3 hours. Basic human aspects that influence the development of the individual's total sexuality. The philosophy, content, methods, resources and evaluation that relate specifically to the teaching of human sexuality.

5300. Health Promotion: Advanced Concepts and Theories. 3 hours. An analysis of the growing body of knowledge concerning
health promotion and education. Concepts of theory, research and practice are discussed, analyzed and used as a framework for investigative study.

5310-5320. Health Promotion Workshop. 3 hours each. A workshop for teachers, nurses, principals, superintendents and community leaders with opportunities to concentrate on individual and group problems. Activities based upon the problems, needs and interests of participants. Consultants from most areas of health are utilized. HLTH 5320 is taken in conjunction with HLTH 5310.

5400. Stress Management for the Health Professional. 3 hours. This course identifies environmental, organizational, interpersonal and individual patterns of stress with reference to the role of the health professional. Prevention and intervention strategies are emphasized.

5500. Advanced Concepts in Epidemiology. 3 hours. Examines the meaning and scope of epidemiological principles, methods and strategies, and the use of morbidity, mortality and other vital statistics data in the scientific appraisal of community health. An understanding of the study, nature, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Prerequisite(s): HLTH 4100 or equivalent, or consent of department.

5600. Health Promotion in a Multicultural Context. 3 hours. This course is designed to explore ethnic and cultural factors influencing disease prevention and health promotion among ethnic-cultural groups. Students will be able to design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs targeting multiethnic and multicultural groups.

5800. Studies in Health Promotion. 1-3 hours. Organized classes to satisfy program needs. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Limited-offering basis; may be repeated for credit.

5850. Graduate Internship. 3 hours. A graduate internship affiliated with an approved community health promotion agency. Emphasis is on application of knowledge and skills to job roles, professional responsibilities, and program development and evaluation. The internship will involve a minimum of 320 consecutive hours to be completed within a semester. Prerequisite(s): completion of a minimum of 18 graduate hours in health promotion. Required of all graduate students without a minimum of 1 year experience in a community health agency.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. Problems chosen by the student and developed through conferences with the instructor.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

Kinesiology, KINE = 0575

4000. Psychology of Sport. 3 hours. A survey of the literature concerning the relationship of psychological processes and motor performance. Topics include motivation, communication, anxiety management, youth sports, concentration, confidence and group dynamics.

4050. Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology. 3 hours. A study of measurement theory, instruments used to collect data and procedures for data analysis specific to exercise and sports. The use of computers for data analysis is included. Prerequisite(s): college algebra and CECS 1100 or the equivalent.

4200. Basic Athletic Training. 3 hours. Current practices in care and prevention of athletic injuries and medical problems related to athletics. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2360.

4300. Exercise Leadership. 3 hours. This course integrates the scientific basis of exercise prescription with the practical skills of exercise prescription necessary for leadership of exercise in a variety of modes for groups of individuals. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3080.

4320. Exercise Testing and Prescription. 3 hours. Applied techniques for the measurement of exercise bioenergetics, neuromuscular performance, cardiorespiratory fitness and motor ability. Particular emphasis is given to the assessment of acute and chronic (training-induced) physiological responses arising from exercise training programs. Application and evaluation of test results will be used to develop exercise prescriptions for individual participating in specific sports and training programs. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3080.

4410. Facilities, Equipment and Budget for Athletics. 3 hours. A study of facilities relative to quality and intended use. Equipment study to include construction, procurement and maintenance. Budgeting includes sources of monies and record keeping.

4500. Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities. 3 hours. (2;1) Construction of movement tasks and progressions in rhythms and game skill activities.

4550. Issues in Movement Acquisition for Youth. 3 hours. Systems for promoting motor skill acquisition, assessment, and analysis based on current, applicable issues in movement activity for youth; identification of principles, programming, and inclusion of children with special needs in physical activity setting; and importance of maximal involvement of all learners in movement program for youth will be addressed. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3500 and KINE 3550.

4860. Internship in Kinesiology. 12 hours. An in-depth practicum affiliation work in approved agency selected from corporate, commercial or clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge and skills to actual job roles and responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3090, 4000, 4050, 4300, 4320, overall grade point average of 3.0, and consent of department.

5000. Supervision in Kinesiology. 3 hours. Principles of organization and administration for the supervision of kinesiology programs.

5030. Life-span Motor Development. 3 hours. Explanation of changes in human motor patterns across the life span with emphasis on internal and external factors that relate to these changes. Issues, theories and research design problems are presented.

5090. Motor Behavior. 3 hours. An examination of the major behavioral processes and control mechanics underlying the learning and performance of motor skills. Principles in motor learning, motor behavior and motor control are systematically presented within a conceptual framework focusing on motor behavior and control theories, information processing, feedback, condition of practice, transfer, individual differences and life-cycle changes.

5100. Research Perspectives in Exercise and Sport Sciences. 3 hours. An examination of basic research methods and data analysis techniques that are relevant to the specific areas in exercise and sport science research. An emphasis is placed on practical and applied methods commonly used in scientific investigations of exercise and sport.

5130. Applied Sport Psychology. 3 hours. Psychological techniques and strategies for enhancing athletic performance are discussed, including imagery, arousal regulation, attentional control, goal setting and self-talk. Practical issues, ethical considerations and coach-athlete-organization interface are addressed. Prerequisite(s): KINE 5170.

5140. Women and Sport. 3 hours. Examination of historical, psychological, sociological and physiological concepts and problems facing women. Specific attention will be given to the study of the sportswoman in the past and in a changing culture.

5150. Quantitative Procedures in Exercise and Sport Sciences. 3 hours. An in-depth study of analysis techniques necessary for scientific investigations in exercise and sport. Emphasis is placed on computer applications, advanced data analysis, techniques and interpretation of resulting analyses. Prerequisite(s): KINE 5100 or equivalent.

5160. Sports in American Culture. 3 hours. Role of sports and games in the American culture; their contributions to human welfare; implications of sports in a social order; personalities, institutions and cultural factors as they influence origin and development of sports and games.

5170. Sport and Exercise Psychology. 3 hours. A survey of the application of the science of psychology to sport and exercise settings. Topics include motivation, mental preparation strategies, arousal-performance relationship, exercise adherence, exercise and mental health.

5180. Social Psychology of Sport. 3 hours. The effects of social psychological variables on motor behavior. Topics include social facilitation, social reinforcement, organized youth sports, socialization, group dynamics and leadership.

5190. Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise. 3 hours. An examination of the subcellular and macrocellular responses of the neuromuscular system to acute and chronic exposure to exercise. Special emphasis is given to the diagnostic and rehabilitative aspects of corrective exercise therapy as part of the health-care delivery system.

5200. Cardiovascular Physiology of Exercise. 3 hours. A study of the cardiovascular responses of normal and patient populations to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. Particular emphasis is given to the use of exercise as a treatment modality for cardiac- and pulmonary-impaired patients in a clinical environment.

5210. Administration Issues and Problems in Kinesiology. 3 hours. Analysis of issues and problems in administering programs in kinesiology.

5230. Professional Preparation in Kinesiology. 3 hours. Historical development of professional preparation in kinesiology and current guidelines for programs.

5290. Current Topics in Exercise Physiology and Health/Fitness Management. 3 hours. Current research topics and laboratory techniques with instrumentation to promote currency of thought and measurement technology in the areas of exercise physiology and/or health/fitness management. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.

5301. Physiology of Exercise. 3 hours. Functional responses of the human body during movement; emphasis on elementary principles and basic research underlying a sound, safe and healthy exercise regimen.

5310. Exercise and Fitness for Special Populations. 3 hours. Needs, limitations and program modification for special populations in fitness-related environments. Etiology, pathophysiology and exercise prescription for prevalent disorders.

5340. Biomechanics of Sports Skills. 3 hours. Identification of the mechanical factors contributing to selected sports performances with qualitative analysis of skill objectives and contributing performance factors.

5390. Physiological Assessment in the Health Sciences. 3 hours. Evaluation of assessment techniques used in exercise physiology and health/fitness disciplines, including fitness assessment of working capacity, biochemical assays, advanced metabolic assessment, flexibility assessment and strength assessment. Prerequisite(s): KINE 5190 and 5200, or consent of department.

5400. Clinical Application of Exercise Physiology. 3 hours. Techniques of exercise prescription and cardiac evaluation in patients with coronary artery disease, including practical experience in a cardiac rehabilitation program and clinical exercise laboratory.

5410. Sport/Fitness Organization Management. 3 hours. Analysis of theoretical orientations to management functions in sport/fitness organizations. Current research and applications of theoretical orientations will be directed toward personnel, communication and marketing activities in sport/fitness enterprises.

5420. Facilities and Equipment in Kinesiology. 3 hours. Design, use, and maintenance of facilities in kinesiology and sport enterprises.

5430. Legal Aspects of Kinesiology. 3 hours. Analysis of the legal elements and responsibilities in kinesiology and sport management. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and solving legal problems in kinesiology and sport management.

5450. Implementing Health/Fitness Programs. 3 hours. Strategies, procedures and resources used in implementing health/fitness programs in corporate, commercial and clinical settings.

5460. Sports Administration. 3 hours. Designed for students seeking practical insight into the application of principles and the use of methods and techniques in administering sports programs in schools and colleges; community, club and industrial recreation programs; or professional sports organizations.

5800. Studies in Kinesiology. 1-3 hours. Short courses, workshops and fully organized classes to meet new and specialized demands in kinesiology not met by the regular offerings. May be repeated for credit.

5860. Practicum, Field Problem or Internship. 3 hours. Supervised professional activities and experiences. May be repeated for credit.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Open to graduate students capable of developing a problem independently. Problems chosen by the student and developed through conferences with the instructor or major professor.

5920. Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis. 3 hours. Research dealing with significant problems in physical education.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

Physical Education see Undergraduate Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies, RECR = 0590

4060. Leisure and Aging. 3 hours. Develops an awareness of the physiological, psychological, economic and sociological processes of aging that affect leisure behavior and involvement patterns. Development of activity programs for community-based and institutional-bound individuals. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 4550 recommended. (Same as AGER 4060).

4080. Legal Dimensions of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services. 3 hours. An in-depth study of legal situations which the professional recreator may encounter in the delivery of parks, recreation and leisure services. This course examines five phases of legal areas: legal terminology and dimensions, concepts of liability, situations giving rise to litigation, case studies on program and activity areas, and insurance problems. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070.

4090. Operation and Maintenance of Recreation, Park and Leisure Facilities. 3 hours. This course is designed to provide in-depth understanding and practical knowledge of the operation and maintenance aspects of recreation, park and leisure facilities. A variety of separate yet basic recreation operations are studied and discussed in light of the increased public demand generated by increased commercial recreational opportunities. Prerequisite(s): RECR 1950.

4100. Internship in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Agencies. 3-15 hours. An in-depth practicum affiliation work in an approved recreation, park or leisure service agency. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge and skills to actual job roles and responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): RECR 1950, 2550, 2600, 3070, 3450, 3550, 4160, 4180 and 4340. Required of all recreation majors.

4160. Evaluation of Leisure Services. 3 hours. Examination and application of evaluation models and methodologies to programs in leisure service delivery systems.

4180. Planning and Design of Recreation, Park and Leisure Services. 3 hours. Basic elements and procedures involved in planning, designing and evaluating the design and functional potential of recreation, park and leisure areas and facilities. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070.

4190. Fiscal Administration in Park, Recreation and Leisure Settings. 3 hours. An overview of fiscal resources; financial administration and marketing of park, recreation and leisure services; programs and facilities. Public agencies, private organizations and commercial recreation enterprises are the focus of content. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070.

4200. Commercial and Industrial Recreation. 3 hours. Study of the nature and function of recreation in commercial and industrial recreation settings. Survey of the development and management of commercial goods and services offered in the leisure market. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070 and 4190, or consent of instructor.

4340. Administration and Programming of Recreational Sports. 3 hours. Techniques and administration in conducting and supervising recreational sport programs.

4560. Principles of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. A study of existing practices used in therapeutic recreation that facilitate the development, maintenance and expression of an appropriate leisure lifestyle for individuals with physical, mental, emotional or social limitations. Course examines service delivery systems, assessment tools and procedures used in a systematic approach to program planning. Also considered are activity analysis, medication and its effects on client participation, interdisciplinary case development,
legislation and community resources. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3450.

4760. Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. In-depth study and application of facilitation techniques for clients in therapeutic recreation programs. A review of various techniques, including leisure education, transactional analysis, reality therapy, behavior modification, values clarification, assertiveness training, relaxation therapy, reality orientation, remotivation, activities therapies and therapeutic relationships. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3450.

4800. Studies in Recreation. 1-3 hours.

5010. Perspectives in Leisure. 3 hours. Employs the seminar format in enabling the student to develop a sound conceptualization of leisure services and achieve an insightful, functional understanding of recreation and leisure in our contemporary society through a number of perspectives, including historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and administrative.

5050. Administration and Supervision of Recreation. 3 hours. Principles and procedures involved in the administration and supervision of recreation.

5060. Recreation Areas and Facilities. 3 hours. Design, construction and maintenance of recreation areas and facilities, including play lot, neighborhood playground, play field, camp, park and recreation center.

5070. Psychosociological Dynamics of Leisure Behavior. 3 hours. An examination of the psychosociological dynamics of leisure behavior.

5080. Recreation Program Design. 3 hours. Theory and techniques for developing programmed recreation experiences. Topics include the program development cycle, marketing leisure services, the case study approach to program analysis, program design and planning, applying creativity to the program design process, and program supervision and evaluation.

5100. Evaluation and Research in Recreation, Park and Leisure Settings. 3 hours. Evaluation and research techniques and their application to the evaluation and research process in recreation, parks and leisure settings.

5110. Critical Analysis of Professional Literature. 3 hours. Analysis and philosophical criticism of the literature in the student's major area and other related fields. Extensive reading assignments and discussion of published and unpublished research.

5120. Concepts in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. Study of the characteristics of illness and disease, including etiology, treatment procedures, functional disabilities and psychosocial adjustment, as they affect leisure participation. Overview of social and environmental elements that contribute to successful leisure functioning of individuals with disabling conditions.

5130. Principles of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. Principles and techniques in the delivery of recreation services for special populations. Includes theoretical bases for therapeutic recreation services, as well as practical guidelines for the provision of such services.

5200. Dynamics of Commercial Recreation and Tourism. 3 hours. The origins, characteristics and societal impacts of commercial recreation and tourism. Examination of behavioral factors influencing participation, management considerations and research in commercial recreation and tourism. Local field trips required.

5800. Studies in Recreation. 1-3 hours. Organized classes specifically designed to accommodate the needs of students and the demands of program development that are not met by the regular offerings. Short courses and workshops on specific topics are organized on a limited-offering basis, to be repeated only upon demand. May be repeated for credit.

5850. Proseminar in Leisure Services Management. 3 hours. Concepts, research, analytical methods and literature drawn from the leading scholars in the various areas of the field.

5860. Practicum in Leisure Services. 3 hours. Supervised professional activities and experiences.

5870. Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. Concepts, research, analytical methods and literature drawn from the leading scholars in the various areas of the field to focus on current trends and issues in Therapeutic Recreation.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. Problems chosen by the student and developed through conferences with the instructor.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

Traffic Safety, DRED = 0535

4400. Driver Education I. 3 hours. Classroom and laboratory instruction designed to meet requirements of the State Board of Education for certification of driver education teachers.

4410. Driver Education II. 3 hours. Teaching techniques for classroom and laboratory phases of driver education with use of simulation and multimedia equipment. Prerequisite(s): DRED 4400.

4420. Driver Education III. 3 hours. First of two courses designed to meet Texas Education Agency standards for supervisory certification in driver education. Prerequisite(s): DRED 4400 and 4410.

4430. Driver Education IV. 3 hours. Second of two classes designed to meet Texas Education Agency standards for supervisory certification in driver education. Prerequisite(s): DRED 4400 and 4410.

5400. Advanced Driver and Safety Education. 3 hours. Major problems and current research in driver and safety education, for experienced teachers in this field. Laboratory and consultant services from local, state and national agencies.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. Problems chosen by the student and developed through conferences with the instructor.

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