Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6388
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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. Approved. Effective 1/1/10
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 1521 2009-09-08 Department College Budget Account Number Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200 Contact Person Phone Candi Ashley 9744980 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PET 6388 Physical Activity, Health, and Disease 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) Physical Activity and Health Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
This course focuses on the study of how physical activity is related to chronic diseases. Epidemiological techniques will be examined using physical activity as a factor in the cause of disease. The physiological basis will be examined.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed as part of recent 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?
The leading causes of death in our society are lifestyle related. The understanding of how physical activity can help reduce the burden of chronic diseases and disabling conditions is paramount.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 2 times
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
In addition to a terminal degree, a qualified instructor for this course should have taken graduate level courses in the area of exercise physiology and/or epidemiology and should have a background of research in one or more areas covered in the course.
- Other Course Information
6.1. Explain the history of physical activity and how levels of physical activity have changed over time and how this has affected the overall health of society. 6.2 Understand the origins and contributions of physical activity epidemiology. 6.3 Understand the scientific foundation of current physical activity guidelines. 6.4. Highlight the differences in the effects of physical activity on fitness across age, gender, and ethnic groups. 6.5. Understand epidemiology research methods specific to physical activity. 6.6. Describe common approaches to measuring physical activity within individuals and populations.
B. Learning Outcomes
Examination Performance: 40 points * composed exclusively of essay questions Preventable Disease Opinion Paper: 15 points * students will debate the disease that is most reduced by physical activity Group Physical Activity Questionnaire Paper: 25 points * final product will be data collection, data analysis and presentation of results Participation: 20 points * based on attendance, oral participation in class, online discussion on Blackboard, and content presentation in class
C. Major Topics
History and Status of Physical Activity and Health, Physical Activity, Fitness and Morality, Physiological Basis of Physical Activity and Disease, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease, Obesity, Diabetes,Cancer, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Depression, Children, Aging, Dose-Response
Bouchard, C., Blair, S. and Haskell, W. (2006). Physical Activity and Health. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Selected videos 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.
Opinion Paper 15%
Written Examinations 40%
Physical Activity Questionnaire 25%
*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.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Week 1-Introduction: History and Current Status of the Study of Physical Activity and Health
Week 2-Physical Activity, Fitness, and Mortality Rate and Risks of Physical Activity
Week 3-Psychological Basis of the Effects of Physical Activity on Morbidity and Mortality
Week 4-Debate/Discussion of Preventable Disease Opinion Paper
Week 5- Physical Activity, Fitness, Cardiac, Vascular and Pulmonary Morbidities
Week 6- Obesity
Week 7- Diabetes
Week 9-Bones and Joints and Muscular Fitness
Week 11- Mid-Term Exam
Week 12- Exercise and Its Effect on Mental Health
Week 13-Physical Activity, Fitness, and Children and Aging
Week 14-Recommended Activity Amounts and Delivery of Exercise Programs
Week 15- Future Research and Challenges in the Study of Physical Activity
Week 16- Group Physical Activity Questionnaire Presentation
Week 17- Final Exam
H. Attendance Policy
Students are allowed to miss up to two class meetings without penalty. Each absence beyond two will result in a reduction of 2% from the final 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
- 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 currently listed as an elective for the graduate Physical Education program in our department. Additionally, this course may be attractive as an elective for graduate students in Public Health, and Aging Studies.