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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - APK6406
Tracking Number - 2154

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-10-12
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Apprd by GC 5/18/09 - pending concur In re-review for concurrence from psyc, PH, and Aging Studies. 3/11/11; emailed 6/23/11. Recd. GC apprd 7/19/11. to USF Systm 7/19/11. to SCNS 7/27/11. Subm as PET 6083, approved APK 6406. Eff 10/1/11. posted banner

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-04-01
  2. Department: Physical Education and Exercise Science
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 173200
  5. Contact Person: Marcus Kilpatrick
  6. Phone: 9748127
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: APK
  9. Number: 6406
  10. Full Title: Psychology of Exercise
  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?: N
  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): Psychology of Exercise
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Covers selected topics regarding the psychological aspects of exercise. Topics to be covered include: stress, anxiety, depression, mood, pain, exertion, and body image. Research methodology will be an important consideration throughout.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The field of exercise science is evolving rapidly and the understanding of psychological principles as they relate to physical activity is becoming increasingly important for practitioners. This course provides important content that can be used to facili
  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? It is expected that this course would enroll approximately 15-20 students each time it is delivered using a two year rotation. Registration for this course or an existing Sport Psychology course is required for program completion. 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 Psychology, Public Health, and Aging Studies.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes. This course was delivered to 15 students in the Fall of 2007 and is currently ongoing for Spring 2009 with 10 students.
  28. 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 exercise psychology and should have a background of research in one or more areas covered in the course.
  29. Objectives: 6.1 Ability to locate, read, and interpret exercise psychology research.

    6.2 Ability to prepare a high-quality research proposal with the following components: abstract, hypotheses, literature review, and methodology.

    6.3 Knowledge of the psychophysiological nature of stress, depression, sleep, anxiety, exertion, mood, and arousal, with special attention on the impact of physical activity.

    6.4 Knowledge of the acute and chronic psychological benefits of physical activity.

    6.5 Knowledge of the impact of physical activity on self-esteem and body image.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Examination Performance: 50 points

    * composed exclusively of essay questions

    Research Proposal: 30 points

    * final product will be a mock thesis/research proposal

    Participation: 20 points

    * based on attendance, oral participation in class, online discussion on Blackboard, and content presentation in class

  31. Major Topics: Foundations/History , Research Methods, Stress Reactivity, Anxiety, Depression, Mood/Affect, Perceived Exertion, Pain Perception, Exercise Addiction, Self-Esteem, and Body Image (all within the context of Exercise Psychology)
  32. Textbooks: Title: Exercise Psychology

    Authors: Janet Buckworth, Rod Dishman

    Publisher: Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL

    Year: 2005

  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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