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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6358
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-03-10
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-07-03
  2. Department: Physical Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 173200000
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Ellery
  6. Phone: 9743443
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6358
  10. Full Title: Developmental Exercise Physiology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Dev. Exerci. Phys.
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PET 3351 (or equivalent) and Department Approval/Permission of Instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The course covers normal growth and physiological development in children and adolescents with an emphasis on the changes in physiological adaptations with exercise as a result of maturation.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is part of a new Plan III Program of Study in Exercise Science that has just been approved by the College of Education Graduate Program Committee and the College Council.
  26. 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 would be open to students from other colleges interested in exercise science and health. This is a new course that has not been offered in the past, but enrollment is anticipated to be approximately 15 to 20 students per class.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All faculty teaching this course have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a masters degree.
  29. Objectives: By the end of this course, the student should have the following competencies:

    6.1. Be able to explain the changes in morphology and body composition as a result of maturation.

    6.2. Be able to identify the necessary modifications and ethical issues involved in pediatric exercise testing.

    6.3. Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the changes in aerobic fitness as a result of normal maturation.

    6.4. Be able to identify cardiovascular, ventilatory, and musculoskeletal responses to exercise throughout the life cycle.

    6.5. Be able to identify, perform and interpret specific field tests to measure physiological effects of exercise.

    6.6. Demonstrate an understanding of substrate utilization during exercise in children.

    6.7. Be able to explain the endocrine responses to exercise.

    6.8. Be able to explain the difference in thermal responses between children and adults.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Written examinations:

    The written examinations will be given approximately half-way through the semester and at the end of the semester will encompass all of the information covered in the class notes and assigned readings. The test will include multiple choice, true/false, and/or short and long answer formats.

    Developmental comparison of physical activity:

    Each student will observe two children/adolescents performing the same physical activity or exercise. The children should be at least 5 years apart. Students will compare the performance of the two children in terms of the physiological changes of maturation associated with performance. Students should focus on the physiological systems covered in class (cardiovascular system, respiratory system, neuromuscular system, endocrine system) as well as normal growth and development of children. Students will present their observations in a written paper which may include visual aids.

  31. Major Topics: 7.1 Normal growth and development of children

    7.1.1 Biological and morphological maturation

    7.1.2 Skeletal maturation

    7.1.3 Body composition changes

    7.2 Exercise testing in children

    7.2.1 Testing protocols

    7.2.2 Ethical aspects of exercise testing/research in children

    7.3 Development of aerobic fitness

    7.3.1 Cardiovascular response to endurance exercise

    7.3.2 Ventilatory response to endurance exercise in children

    7.3.3 Musculoskeletal response to endurance exercise

    7.4 Development of anaerobic fitness

    7.5 Development of muscular strength

    7.6 Metabolic and endocrine responses to exercise

    7.7 Thermal stress in children

  32. Textbooks: Required text:

    Rowland, Thomas W. (1996). Developmental Exercise Physiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    (This is the most recent textbook in this area.)

    Supplemental text:

    McArdle, W., Katch, F., & Katch, V. (Eds.). (2000). Essentials of Exercise Physiology (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lea & Febiger.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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