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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6003

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09; SCNS approved 1/5/10, effective 1/2010; posted in banner 1/6/10

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1518 2009-09-04
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Marcus Kilpatrick 9748127

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PET 6003 Theories & Models of Health & Physical Activity

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Theories and Models
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    This course covers the origin and application of theory in the general health and physical activity domains. Emphasis will be placed on learning the theoretical constructs and applied uses of classic and contemporary theories in health behaviors.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed as part of planned program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course primarily deals with the theoretical foundations of physical activity behavior. As such, this course provides the conceptual framework currently utilized in the study of physical activity, including theories of behavior change and adherence. Content in this course can be utilized by exercise science professionals to impact individuals, families, and entire communities.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    In addition to the terminal degree, a qualified instructor for this course should have taken graduate level courses in the area of health education/promotion or public health and have a background of research experience in physical activity and public health.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    6.1 Ability to interpret and utilize theory and practical research in health and physical activity promotion. 6.2 Knowledge of the following theoretical perspectives in health and physical activity: health belief model, theory of planned behavior, social cognitive theory, achievement motivation theory, self-determination theory, and transtheoretical model. 6.3 Ability to apply models of health promotion to the development of a physical activity interventions for specified target populations. 6.4 Knowledge of the natural history of physical activity including adoption, maintenance, relapse, and resumption. 6.5 Knowledge of the current state of knowledge related to adherence to healthful diets and physical activity programs. 6.6 Knowledge of contemporary worksite health promotion programs and facilities.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Examination Performance: 40 points * composed exclusively of essay questions Fitness Incentive Proposal: 30 points * final product will be a comprehensive fitness incentive proposal Participation: 30 points * based on attendance, oral participation in class, online discussion on Blackboard, and content presentation in class

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to Theories/Models, Theory and Practice, Transtheoretical Model, Theory of Planned Behavior, Social Cognitive Theory, Health Belief Model, Achievement Motivation Theory, Self-Determination Theory, Worksite Health Promotion Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

    D. Textbooks

    Title: Health Behavior and Health Education Authors: Glanz, Rimer, & Viswanath Publisher: Jossey-Bass, San Francisco Year: 2008

    Title: Worksite Health Promotion Authors: Chenoweth Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL Year: 2007

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    Selected resources available via Google and YouTube

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    -Students are expected to read all required materials in advance of each class meeting.

    -Students are expected to attend class meetings regularly.

    -Students are expected to participate in all Blackboard discussions.

    -Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion.

    Grade Criteria:

    Participation 20%

    Research Proposal 30%

    Written Examinations 50%

    *Note rubrics for each grade area could not be added directly to this Acrobat form and are instead provided in section 8 of syllabus document.

    A+ 97.5-100

    A 92.5-97.49

    A-= 90-92.49

    B+ 87.5-89.99

    B 82.5-87.49

    B-= 80-82.49

    C+ 77.5-79.99

    C 72.5-77.49

    C-= 70-72.49

    D+ 67.5-69.99

    D 62.5-67.49

    D-= 60-62.49

    F 0-59.9

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Week 1-Introduction to Theories of Health and Behavior Change

    Week 2-Theory and Practice

    Week 3-Transtheoretical Model

    Week 4-Theory of Planned Behavior

    Week 5- Social Cognitive Theory

    Week 6- Self- Determination Theory

    Week 7- Health Belief Model

    Week 8-Achievement Motivation Theory

    Week 9-Worksite Health Promotion: Needs Assessment

    Week 10- Worksite Health Promotion: Implementation

    Week 11- Worksite Health Promotion: Evaluation

    Week 12- Natural History of Physical Activity

    Week 13-Written Exam

    Week 14-Fitness Incentive Project Presentations

    Week 15- Fitness Incentive Project Presentations

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students are allowed to miss one class meeting /discussion without penalty. Each absence beyond one will result in a reduction of 2% from the grade.

    USF Policy on Religious Observances: Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    All students are expected to complete assignments according to the provided schedule and any work to be completed/submitted after the provided schedule must be approved in advance or the work will receive no academic credit.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Physical Education

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    It is expected that this course would enroll approximately 15-20 students each time it is delivered using a two year rotation. This course is part of a menu of selections for our graduate program and is not a required course. However, it is expected that approximately 1/2 of our students will take this course. Additionally, this course may be attractive as an elective for graduate students in Psychology, Public Health, and Aging Studies.

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