Feb 18, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Environmental Science

  
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    ESC 5996r - Internship


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The application of acquired knowledge while working for an appropriate sponsoring organization actively involved in interdisciplinary environmental activities. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy, approval of advisor and representative of the sponsoring organization.
  
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    ESC 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    ESC 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    ESC 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Entrepreneurship

  
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    ETR 5880 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to investigate the entrepreneurial process from a variety of perspectives. The primary focus is the activities that occur from conception to the birth of a new venture, although issues of report growth and harvest will also be covered. Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in MGT 5810 or ACC 5360; FIN 5820; ACC 5850; MGT 5840; and MKT 5860.

Finance

  
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    FIN 5000r - Special Topics in Finance


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics in finance.
  
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    FIN 5180 - Financial Markets and Institutions


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to introduce the wide variety of instruments available for financing projects and controlling risk in today’s global economy. Students will become familiar with the operational, regulatory, and transitory characteristics of financial markets and institutions. Topics include the international monetary system; stock, bond, mortgage, futures, and options markets; pension funds; investment firms; commercial banks; insurance companies; and international transactions. Prerequisite: FIN 5820 or consent of instructor.
  
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    FIN 5340 - Entrepreneurial Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Familiarizes the student with the formation and financial management of high potential businesses. The course presents a profile of entrepreneurial financial management methods of both successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Topics include the viability of proposed ventures, potential sources of financing, cash flow management, and planning for growth. Prerequisite: FIN 5820 or consent of instructor.
  
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    FIN 5400 - Problems in Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    A case course covering techniques of financial analysis and management of short-term, intermediate, and long-term funds; short-term and capital budgeting as well as capital structure management are included. Prerequisite: FIN 5820 or consent of instructor.
  
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    FIN 5430 - Commercial Bank Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory and practice of commercial banking with attention to bank structure, management, loans, investments, and marketing bank services. The influence and setting of central banks, monetary and fiscal policy. Current problems and issues in commercial banking and banking management. Prerequisite: FIN 5820 or consent of instructor.
  
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    FIN 5460 - Investments


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory of investment; classification of media; security analysis; investment market mechanisms; securities legislation; institutional aids to the investor; investment timing; formulation of investment programs. Prerequisite: FIN 5820 or consent of instructor.
  
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    FIN 5760 - International Financial Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides the student with a framework for understanding the fundamental financial and economic influences on international businesses. Emphasis is on understanding exchange rate determination, political risk, hedging of foreign exchange risk, financing of international trade, and short and long term financial decision-making. Prerequisite: FIN 5820 or consent of instructor.
  
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    FIN 5820 - Financial Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    The goal of this course is to acquaint all business students with the primary concepts and techniques of financial analysis. The course will build upon the skills obtained in accounting and economics and use those skills for making decisions regarding a firm’s use of capital toward the goal of maximizing the value of the firm. It is assumed that all students are familiar with financial statements and basic statistical and economic principles. The first part of the course will develop the tools used in modern financial analysis, including financial statement analysis and valuation techniques. Latter portions will apply these tools to decision-making for long-term (capital budgeting and cost of capital) financial management for both large and small firms. Every semester. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ECON 5010, MGT 5710, and ACC 5720
  
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    FIN 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    FIN 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.

Geography

  
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    GEOG 5010r - Selected Topics


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics in geography.
  
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    GEOG 5610 - Advanced Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    Use of aerial photography and digital data for practical application and analysis of local environs. Primary systems are ERDAS ARC GIS, and Arcview. Background in remote sensing and imagery analysis or geographic information systems. Crosslisted ESC 5610. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

Geology

  
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    GEOL 5010r - Selected Topics


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics in geology.
  
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    GEOL 5110 - Application of Thermodynamics to Real Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Special use of thermodynamic principles to natural systems beyond the range of theoretical study. Background in lithology is required.
  
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    GEOL 5300 - Coal Sedimentation and Stratigraphy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Focus is on the stratigraphic and sedimentalogical factors of coal strata in the coal provinces of the world, especially of the eastern U.S. Interpretation of rock record as to paleodepositional environment. Background in sedimentary petrology is required.
  
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    GEOL 5350 - Problems of Coal Economics


    (2) Credit Hours

    Consideration of coal quality, quantity and other relevant geologic conditions which establish economic constraints on coals extraction.
  
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    GEOL 5450 - Hydrology


    (3) Credit Hours

    This is a graduate-level course in hydrology that emphasizes surface drainage systems, causes and controls of flooding, ground-water flow, aquifer tests, and the geologic occurrence of ground water. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    GEOL 5960r - Geologic Field Experience


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    Participation in the examination of the geology of a region based on a department-sponsored geologic expedition. Pre- and post-trip written reports are required. On demand. Prerequisite: department head approval.

Health and Human Performance

  
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    HHP 5050 - Management of Exercise Science, Health, and Leisure Studies


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive overview of the management of sport. Its content (organizational theory of sport, group decision making, labor relations, sport politics and ethics, sport licensing, budget and finance) is presented through case study and practical application.
  
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    HHP 5060 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports Medicine


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive overview of ethics and the law as they apply to sport. Fundamental legal and ethical principles that most directly affect the actions and activities of sports professionals will be presented by selected case studies.
  
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    HHP 5070 - Sociology/Psychology of Sport


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis upon exercise science and leisure sport as a socio-cultural psycho-cultural force; psychological/sociologic concepts applied to exercise science, leisure studies, and sport. Seminar setting.
  
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    HHP 5100 - Advance Interpretation of EKG


    (3) Credit Hours

    Further study of EKG interpretation including myocardial infarction, stress testing and clinical implications for the rehabilitative process.
  
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    HHP 5170 - Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology


    (3) Credit Hours

    An analysis of the complex interrelationships of organ systems relative to exercise training with an emphasis on athletes and the role of exercise in rehabilitation. Background in laboratory methods and procedures in exercise physiology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
  
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    HHP 5180 - Advanced Exercise Prescription


    (3) Credit Hours

    Comprehensive overview of the physical, physiological, and metabolic responses of the human body to exercise testing and training both in health and disease. An overview of environmental and legal considerations in the prescriptive process will also be discussed. Background in laboratory methods and procedures in exercise physiology required. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
  
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    HHP 5190 - Pediatric/Adolescent Exercise Physiology


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive overview of the physical, physiological, and metabolic responses of children and adolescents to exercise training and participation. Background in laboratory methods and procedures in exercise physiology required. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
  
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    HHP 5210 - Pathomechanics and Assessment of Athletic Injuries


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced techniques of assessing static and dynamic posture, gait, pelvis and low back dysfunction and muscular imbalances. There is a substantial emphasis on biomechanical principles of tissue types as they relate to injury prevention and etiology of pathology. There is also a unit on occupation medicine. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.
  
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    HHP 5220 - Functional Rehabilitation Concepts I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced knowledge and skills that relate to modification of physiological process associated with musculoskeletal injury, pain and tissue repair for the purpose of restoring optimal musculoskeletal function in individuals who engage in physically demanding activities.
  
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    HHP 5230 - Functional Rehabilitation Concepts II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Knowledge and skills that relate to the process of rapidly restoring optimal musculoskeletal function after injury and procedures for protection of healing tissues during participation in physically demanding activities.
  
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    HHP 5240 - Seminar: Current Research Issues in Health and Human Performance


    (2) Credit Hours

    Discussion of current trends and issues in research in sports medicine and related professions. The primary objective of this course is to facilitate the student’s identification of a research topic for a thesis or project. Additional topics will include ethical considerations of research, thesis committee selection, literature reviews and other topics that will assist the student in the research process.
  
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    HHP 5250 - Advanced Fitness Assessment


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course will address topics of pre-testing procedures and screening to maximize safety. The different methods of completing fitness testing in a laboratory, clinical and commercial settings will be discussed.
  
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    HHP 5250L - Advanced Fitness Assessment Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course will be a laboratory component associated with HHP 5250 Advanced Fitness Assessment. In this course, different fitness testing methods will be completed to assess cardiorespiratory, strength, flexibility, body composition, muscular endurance, functional status and neuromuscular balance.
  
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    HHP 5290 - Laboratory Methods and Procedures in Exercise Physiology


    (3) Credit Hours

    A combination of lecture and lab. It is designed to be a complementary class to HHP 5170 Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology. Its purpose is to give the student hands on experience with both the acute and chronic physiological changes that result from exercise.
  
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    HHP 5300 - Assessment of C/I Health and Human Performance


    (3) Credit Hours

    An integrated, step-by-step approach to planning for, implementing, and assessing worksite health and human performance in a variety of settings.
  
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    HHP 5350 - Promotion of Worksite Health and Human Performance


    (3) Credit Hours

    An integrated, step-by-step approach to planning for, implementing, and evaluating worksite health and human performance programs in a variety of settings.
  
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    HHP 5360 - Principles and Practices of Managing Lost Time and Healthcare Costs


    (3) Credit Hours

    Issues and strategies that research has demonstrated to be beneficial in managing lost time and healthcare costs.
  
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    HHP 5410 - Exercise and the Older Adult


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the scientific evidence concerning the relationship between physical activity level and physical, mental, and social-psychological well being during aging.
  
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    HHP 5450 - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


    (3) Credit Hours

    The functions of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems emphasizing pathophysiology and treatment. Special reference will be made to exercise as a mode of therapy. Topics concerning basic electrocardiogram interpretation will also be addressed.
  
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    HHP 5470 - Thermal Physiology


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will cover, in-depth and evidence-based physiological basis of human thermal physiology related to exercise and sport.
  
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    HHP 5490 - Physical Activity and Public Health


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course addresses the principles and concepts of public health and epidemiology related to physical activity behaviors and selected health outcomes. The student will be prepared to understand the link between physical activity and chronic disease and begin to develop the capacity to assess evidence-based interventions designed to promote physical activity. Students will be instructed on the use of Epilnfo epidemiologic investigational software and carry out limited field testing. Biological mechanisms for healthy adaptations to physical activity and the behavioral determinants of exercise participation will also be highlighted. Prerequisite: approval of department head.
  
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    HHP 5500 - Athletic Training Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction of athletic training skills and techniques such as taping, wrapping, bracing, immobilization, splinting, transporting, non-weight bearing techniques and preparticipation examinations. Includes laboratory experiences. Practicum course fee applies.
  
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    HHP 5510 - Foundational Concepts of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction


    (3) Credit Hours

     

    This course is designed to provide knowledge  and skills that relate to modification  of physiological processes associated with musculoskeletal injury, pain, and tissue repair for the purpose of restoring optimal musculoskeletal function.

  
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    HHP 5525 - Athletic Training Summer Practicum


    (3) Credit Hours

     

    Students will obtain clinical experience with college football and other athletic training clinical activities related under the direct supervision (auditory and visual) of a BOC certified athletic trainer. The NATA Educational Competencies in Athletic Training serve as a guideline for the psychomotor skills that athletic training students should obtain in a CAATE ATEP. These competencies will be instructed in a classroom setting and practiced and evaluated in laboratory and clinical settings. Students will be assigned to approved clinical instructors (ACIs) for UTC football where they will have the opportunity to observe and assist the ACIs in healthcare delivery. Students will also be instructed and will participate in the day-to-day operation of an athletic training facility and for the sport of football, including record keeping and maintenance of a healthcare facility.

  
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    HHP 5550 - Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to teach students about solid epidemiologic research, both how to conduct research and how to analyze research reports. It is designed to help students understand how epidemiologic methods can be used to evaluate public health programs and policies.
  
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    HHP 5560 - Healthy Living by Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will address the interrelationship between health, environment, energy and transportation, and how these factors affect enhance or deter active living in a community. An emphasis will be placed on the built environment and its influence on our behavioral norms.
  
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    HHP 5570 - Pharmacology and Fitness Testing


    (3) Credit Hours

    Administration and interpretation of fitness tests. Students will learn how to screen individuals to determine the appropriateness and safety of test administration. This includes being able to perform aerobic fitness tests, strength measures, musculoskeletal endurance, body composition, flexibility and balance. Students will then learn how to properly interpret data from the exercise test.
  
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    HHP 5600 - Cadaver Anatomy of the Trunk and Extremities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Prosection of human cadavers with emphasis on the musculoskeletal, articular, nervous and vascular systems. Prosection experiences will be supplemented with classroom lectures. The role of anatomical structures as they relate to athletic injury mechanism, evaluation and rehabilitation will be emphasized.
  
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    HHP 5600L - Cadaver Anatomy of the Trunk and Extremities Laboratory


    (2) Credit Hours

     Laboratory experience to support and enhance topics covered in HHP 5600.
  
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    HHP 5610 - Orthopedic Evaluation


    (6) Credit Hours

    The purpose of this class is to study the clinical evaluation of orthopedic injuries and neurological disorders. Emphasis is placed on proper evaluation for the purpose of 1) administering first aid and emergency care and 2) making appropriate referrals to physicians for diagnosis and medical treatment. Corequisite: HHP 5615.

     

  
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    HHP 5615 - Orthopedic Evaluation Laboratory


    (2) Credit Hours

    This two-credit hour lab will examine the evaluation process of the upper and lower extremities, head, neck and trunk. Detailed anatomy, bio-mechanics, evaluation, and immediate care will be discussed. Corequisite: HHP 5610.
  
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    HHP 5625 - Athletic Training Practicum I


    (3) Credit Hours

    The student’s first clinical rotation in the ATEP. Integration of psychomotor skills/clinical proficiencies learned in the didactic component of the program in the clinical setting under the direct supervision (physically present) of an approved clinical instructor (ACI). Administered from a clinical/laboratory; students will learn the professional aspects of athletic training as well as the day-to-day operation of an athletic training facility, including basic record keeping and facility maintenance. The course has a lecture component. Prerequisites: Exercise Physiology, HHP 5500 and Permission of ATEP-Director. Practicum course fee applies.
  
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    HHP 5650 - The Psychological Impact of Injury, Illness and Chronic Disease


    (3) Credit Hours

    The exploration of how an adult copes with an acute injury, illness or chronic disease. Critical review of the psychological, vocational, and the social implications involved in such conditions as chronic pain, coronary artery disease, orthopedic trauma, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and a range of functional somatic disorders.
  
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    HHP 5680 - Health Behavior Change in Clinical and Community Settings


    (3) Credit Hours

    This is a 3-unit course designed to introduce students to the basic principles of behavior analysis and their application to various health behaviors in diverse community settings. Topics include health behavior change theory, principles, predictive models, and their application to health behavior change programs. In addition the course will review behavioral research methods related to individuals and communities and an analysis of major health behavior change programs.
  
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    HHP 5700 - Therapeutic Exercise


    (3) Credit Hours

    A classroom and practical study in the appropriate use of therapeutic rehabilitation techniques for athletic injuries, encompassing scientific/physiological rationales, selection criteria, indications/contraindications, clinical applications, and psychological aspects of rehabilitation.
  
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    HHP 5705 - Therapeutic Exercise Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    The student will learn psychomotor skills by applying various therapeutic exercises in a practical environment. Proper SOAP note documentation will be presented to properly record exercises in a clinical setting. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development for each exercise technique. Corequisite: HHP 5700.

     

  
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    HHP 5710 - Therapeutic Modalities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Teaches theoretical applications of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries and conditions. Scientific/physiological rationales will be provided along with selection criteria, indications, contraindications and clinical applications. Corequisite: HHP 5715.
  
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    HHP 5715 - Therapeutic Modalities Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    The student will learn psychomotor skills by applying various therapeutic modalities in a practical environment. Proper SOAP note documentation will be presented to properly record modalities in a clinical setting. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development for each modality technique. Corequisite: HHP 5710.
  
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    HHP 5725 - Athletic Training Practicum II


    (3) Credit Hours

    The student’s second clinical rotation in the ATEP. The student will continue to integrate clinical skills learned in the didactic component of the program into the clinical setting under the direct supervision (physically present) of an approved clinical instructor (ACI). This practicum course will be administered from a clinical/laboratory setting on campus. The student will build on skills and responsibilities from Practicum I and will learn and apply psychomotor skills/clinical proficiencies from the NATA Competencies in Athletic Training. This course has a lecture component. Prerequisites: Sports Psychology/Sociology, HHP 5625 and Permission of ATEP-Director. Practicum course fee applies.
  
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    HHP 5750 - Research in Exercise Science, Health, and Leisure Studies


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Investigates problems of an individual; professional nature relating to areas of exercise science, health, or leisure studies. Background in measurement and evaluation in exercise science and leisure studies required.  Prerequisites: Graduate standing, EDAS 5010 and approval of department head.
  
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    HHP 5780r - Internship in Health and Human Performance


    (3-9) Credit Hours

    Supervised internship in leadership and administrative positions in clinical exercise physiology sites. Full time contact, minimum eight weeks, concurrent integrative seminars. Every semester. Prerequisites: 9 credit hours and advisor approval. Note: Internship sites often require CPR certification, liability insurance, background check, drug screen, orientation session and signing of site specific documents.
  
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    HHP 5810 - Graduate Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic theory related to nutritional requirements and pharmacological aspects for all levels of athletic performance. Course content includes pharmacology, energy systems, hydration, pre- and post-event nutrition, weight management and body composition and ergogenic aids. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    HHP 5820 - General Medical Aspects in Athletic Training


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the knowledge, skills and values that the entry-level athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat and refer when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.
  
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    HHP 5825 - Athletic Training Practicum III


    (3) Credit Hours

    The student’s third clinical rotation in the ATEP. Students will be responsible for assisting in the healthcare of athletes during practices, games, and treatment and rehabilitation under the supervision of an ACI or CI either on campus or at an off-campus affiliate site. The student will apply new skills learned in the didactic component of the program. The student will also build on the psychomotor skills/clinical proficiencies and responsibilities from Practicum II. The course has a lecture component. Prerequisites: HHP 5725 and Permission of ATEP-Director. Practicum course fee applies.
  
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    HHP 5830 - Research Methods in Sports Medicine


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of conceptualization, design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of research, including critical analysis of published research in the field and preparation of a literature review.
  
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    HHP 5850 - Graduate Seminar for Community and Environmental Health


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will address the empirical findings involving home, public health, non-official organizations/agencies for improved public health and health care delivery.
  
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    HHP 5900 - Healthcare Finance and Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

     

     

    This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills that relate to the rapidly changing nature of healthcare finance, cost containment strategies and clinical, corporate and scholastic practice settings.

  
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    HHP 5910 - Professional Aspects in Athletic Training


    (3) Credit Hours

    Course content will include basic legal and ethical terminology, areas of legal and ethical risks for the athletic trainer, measures to reduce those risks and appropriate professional behavior. Course content will also include basic psychological theories and the psychological aspects of injury and illness.
  
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    HHP 5925 - Advanced Athletic Training Practicum


    (3) Credit Hours

    The student’s fourth and final clinical rotation in the ATEP. Students will be responsible for assisting in the healthcare of athletes during practices, games, and treatment and rehabilitation under the supervision of an ACI or CI either on campus or at an off-campus affiliate site. Designed to provide the student with a means to integrate and augment all concepts, skills and knowledge covered in the curriculum. In addition to lecture and clinical proficiency evaluation, much of this course is discussion based and requires the students to be fully participative. The planning, coordination, and supervision of all administrative components of an athletic training program. Administrative/leadership skills will be emphasized. Prerequisites: HHP 5820, 5825. Practicum course fee applies.
  
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    HHP 5950r - Special Topics in Health and Human Performance


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Special topics related to evidence-based research in Health and Human Performance.
  
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    HHP 5960 - Pre-Thesis


    (3) Credit Hours

    Facilitates graduate research in the area of athletic training and/or allied health. Although the class will meet as a group on a number of occasions, work in this course will largely develop out of individual research efforts and through individual meetings with the instructor. The instructor will help to refine the topic, guide toward appropriate research resources, and give written and oral feedback at the various stages of the thesis.
  
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    HHP 5990 - Athletic Training Research Project


    (3) Credit Hours

    Prepares students to conceptualize and conduct independent research. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy and department head approval.
  
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    HHP 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    HHP 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    HHP 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

History

  
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    HIST 5010r - Special Topics in History


    (3) Credit Hours

    Courses on selected topics in American, European, or non-Western history, designed for graduate students pursuing the M.Ed. in secondary education.
  
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    HIST 5080r - Historical Problems


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    Directed readings and study in historical problems. Prerequisites: graduate status and permission of instructor. Maximum credit six hours.

Learning and Leadership

  
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    LEAD 7100 - Leadership Theory and Transformation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides an overview of basic concepts and theories of leadership. The primary focus of the course is for participants to use leadership theory to analyze various situations and create and apply solutions grounded in leadership theory. In addition, participants will engage in several self-assessments of their own leadership style preferences, and will evaluate their potential effectiveness as a leader based on identified strengths and weaknesses.
  
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    LEAD 7110 - Organizational Development and Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides an overview of organizational theory, systems theory, human resources development, community relations, policy development and resource development. Theory, culture, change, and policy development will be investigated with respect to both internal and external stakeholders, through on-site analysis of an organizational setting.
  
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    LEAD 7150 - Diffusion of Innovation and Technology


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course explores technology and the relationship of innovation and technology as innovation diffusion in a variety of organizational settings. It examines application of technology today and recognition of emerging trends including the roles of learning and leadership in selecting, developing, deploying, and assessing technology that fulfills the needs and mission of the organization. Participants will address past, current, and proposed research on the role of technology applications.
  
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    LEAD 7200 - Ethics in Learning and Leadership


    (3) Credit Hours

    Leadership is a moral enterprise and problems that arise in organizations often have an ethical dimension. This course provides an overview of the major ethical theories in the history of philosophy and their application in learning environments; e.g., punishment, intellectual freedom, equity, social justice, diversity, and due process. This is an applied ethics class in that much of the instruction involves the analysis of case studies.
  
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    LEAD 7250 - Organizational Theory, Development, and Transformation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Presents a perspective of theories of organizations through a historical and developmental context as well as through their application to organizational reform in one or more current setting(s). The future of organizational development will be considered with respect to trends and possibilities for the 21st century. Understanding of these contexts is accomplished through the reading of primary texts, independent study of particular aspects of this history, and class discussion.
  
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    LEAD 7340 - Stats for Research Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will focus on the use of statistics (descriptive and inferential), data analysis, and an introduction to the statistical software package, SPSS. Prerequisite: LEAD 7350 Research Methodologies. Standard letter grade.
    3.000 Credit hours

     

     

  
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    LEAD 7350 - Research Methodologies


    (3) Credit Hours

    Research as applied to organizational environments is both quantitative and qualitative in nature. The course provides an overview into methodologies and practices associated with such research. This course is an application of techniques and processes used in addressing significant issues for group with which the participant is affiliated. Emphasis is on self-understanding in the context of research and the appropriate use of various research methodologies. Participants conceptualize their own research design as well as become more knowledgeable consumers of extant literature.
  
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    LEAD 7360 - Research Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides a comprehensive perspective on research design, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, and provides opportunities to design, analyze, interpret, and report research. Prerequisites: LEAD 7340 Statistics for Research Design and LEAD 7350 Researach Methodologies. Standard letter grade.
    3.000 Credit hours
  
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    LEAD 7400 - Foundations of Human Learning Theories


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is one part of a two-part, integrated course block that focuses on the interrelationship among learning theories, curriculum models, and instructional design. Course activities in this part of the block provide an overview of contemporary views of human learning, especially as they inform effective instructional design and presentation in education and training settings. After reviewing and discussing origins and defining features of major theoretical models and the theorists most associated with them, students demonstrate advanced knowledge and application of representative theories from each model and the instructional design procedures derived from and influenced by the theories.
  
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    LEAD 7450 - Reflective Practice and Competency Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides participants with the opportunity to explore and engage in reflective practice and critical reflection relative to learning and leadership. The competencies used as the foundation of the doctoral program will be used as reference points. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own learning and leadership experience and practice utilizing the course, the theoretical literature, peer input, and their own formal reflections as resources. The course is an exploration of the meaning and application of critical reflection and critical thinking to our experiences as active participants in the learning and leadership process.
  
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    LEAD 7500 - Learning Models, Instructional Design, and Communication


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is one part of a two-part, integrated course block that focuses on the interrelationship among learning theories, curriculum models, and instructional design. Course activities in this part of the block require students to compare, contrast, and apply instructional design and curriculum models that have emerged from two major theoretical paradigms. Students review origins and features of instructional design procedures and curriculum models associated with each paradigm, and demonstrate knowledge of the models by creating and presenting sample instructional/training products that reflect theory-based concepts from each.
  
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    LEAD 7510 - Curriculum Implementation, Governance and Assessment


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course asks student to: explore theory, research, and practice underlying the design, development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum in a variety of organizational settings, and to examine the leader’s role as a change agent in these activities. After reviewing research-based principles underlying supervision models and diffusion of innovative curricular policies and practices, students demonstrate comprehension of these principles by identifying a curricular need in a given organization and creating and presenting a coherent and feasible plan to address the need.
  
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    LEAD 7600 - Program Evaluation I


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will introduce the learner to the background and theory of program evaluation applied to learning environments. Participants will investigate the various models that have emerged, will determine the relative merits of each model and its suitability and requirements in specific organizational evaluation activities. Building upon these attained competencies the participant will develop and complete an evaluation design to be applied to a professional setting.
  
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    LEAD 7610 - Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment


    (3) Credit Hours

    Discusses contemporary individual and group approaches to the assessment of learners. Traditional assessment models will be examined and critiqued and more novel approaches will be discussed. Strengths of each approach will be described and the utility of each will be examined in reference to the desired outcome of the planned measurement.
  
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    LEAD 7620 - Program Evaluation II


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will provide an opportunity for the student to evaluate professional settings from the multiple vantage points of learning theory. Students will be expected to apply concepts acquired in EDD 7600 to the requirements of the course.
  
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    LEAD 7700 - Pre-Dissertation Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    This seminar prepares participants for successful completion of the doctoral dissertation through the development of a dissertation prospectus. Successful completion of 51 credit hours (27 core credits and 24 elective credits); Prerequisites: Approval of program director. Graded SP/NP.
    3.000 Credit hours
  
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    LEAD 7991r - Current Topics


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Current topic seminars in the area of learning and leadership that bear direct relevance to dissertation research and academic areas of interest.
  
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    LEAD 7997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    LEAD 7998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    LEAD 7999r - Dissertation


    (2-6) Credit Hours

    Doctoral research. Preparation and defense of a doctoral dissertation. Continuous enrollment required. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Graded SP/NP.
 

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