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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6971
Tracking Number - 2051

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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: ellery@coedu.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6971
  10. Full Title: Thesis: Physical Education
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: T - Graduate Thesis
  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): Thesis: Physical Education
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Dept. Approval Required Ė Completion of 24 Credit Hours in School of Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport Studies in Studentís Graduate Program Plan of Study and Permission from Instructor.
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course will provide the student with experience in research related to the disciplines of physical education and exercise science. Restricted to Graduate Program Majors only and repeatable for up to 6 credit hours.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed so that the department can provide a thesis option to graduate students seeking careers in research related professions.
  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 service two planned programs of study within the School of Physical Education Graduate Program. Current interest from inquiries indicates that the course enrollment would be approximately 5 to 10 students per semester.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No. This is a new course offering.
  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 research discipline being studied and possess at least a masters degree.
  29. Objectives: By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

    6.1 Develop a research question that is pertinent to the discipline of exercise science.

    6.2 Conduct a comprehensive review of the literature in the fields related to the research question being proposed.

    6.3 Develop the research methodology needed to evaluate the research question, including the proposal of the data analysis methods that will also be used.

    6.4 Prepare and present an oral research thesis proposal to the three thesis committee reviewers and any other interested professionals.

    6.5 Conduct the study using the research methodology outlined in the research proposal.

    6.6 Collect and evaluate the data related to the research proposal.

    6.7 Write up the five chapters that comprise a research thesis.

    6.8 Prepare and present an oral presentation of the research findings to the three thesis committee reviewers and any other interested professionals.

  30. Learning Outcomes: This course will provide the student with the opportunity to experience the research process as it relates to the disciplines of physical education and exercise science, and conduct research in an area of investigation that is specific to his or her interest.
  31. Major Topics: Topics will be selected by the course instructor based on the areas of research interest indicated by the student undertaking the course.
  32. Textbooks: Manning, T., Algozzine, R., & Antonak, R. (2003). Guide for preparing a thesis or dissertation. Morgantown, WV: PNG Publications.

    Others as suggested by the course instructor.

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