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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6947

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-07-17
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Information needs to be added to Oasis.
Comments: to GC 4/4/11; lrng outcomes are "grading;" suggest repeat objectives. Emailed 6/23/11. corrected 6/30/11; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. Approved eff 8/1/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2488 2011-03-02
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200 Physical Education & Exercise Science
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Marcus Kilpatrick 8139743443 mkilpatrick@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PET 6947 Internship in Exercise Science

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-6 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Internship in Ex. Sci.
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100

    Prerequisites

    Acceptance into the MS program in Exercise Science and completion of 18 graduate credits.

    Corequisites

    none.

    Course Description

    Provides a field experience in an Exercise Science setting. Experiences will focus on all aspects of program development and delivery. Students may also be involved with administrative functions of a fitness/wellness center.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    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 will be made available to students each semester. Demand is expected to be limited in part because the course is not required for graduation and because most students decide to complete a thesis project or omit any formal internship experiences. However, this course will serve a limited number of students each year who desire an internship experience and to register for a formal internship course rather than PET 6906: Independent Study, which is currently being utilized for these purposes.

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

    No

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

    Minimum qualifications for the USF Supervisor for this course is a doctoral degree in the field. Minimum qualifications for the Site Supervisor for this course is a doctoral degree in the field. Minimum qualifications for the Site Supervisor for this course is a master's degree in the field (doctorate preferred) and at least three years of professional experience in the discipline -specific context of the internship site.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    6.1 Ability to demonstrate exercises designed to enhance all aspects of health -related and performance-related fitness.

    6.2 Ability to assess health-related and performance-related fitness.

    6.3 Ability to prescribe exercise to enhance health-related and performance- related fitness.

    6.4 Ability to discuss the physiological principles involved in promoting gains in fitness.

    6.5 Ability to modify exercises based on athletic and/or health conditions.

    6.6 Ability to teach and demonstrate appropriate exercises used in the warm-up and cool-down of a variety of group exercise classes.

    6.7 Ability to design training programs for athletes and general or clinical populations.

    6.8 Ability to administer and deliver health/fitness programs.

    6.9 Ability to develop a major project for the internship site.

    6.10 Ability to demonstrate appropriate and effective interpersonal communications skills with participants and staff members.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    6.1 Ability to demonstrate exercises designed to enhance all aspects of health -related and performance-related fitness.

    6.2 Ability to assess health-related and performance-related fitness.

    6.3 Ability to prescribe exercise to enhance health-related and performance- related fitness.

    6.4 Ability to discuss the physiological principles involved in promoting gains in fitness.

    6.5 Ability to modify exercises based on athletic and/or health conditions.

    6.6 Ability to teach and demonstrate appropriate exercises used in the warm-up and cool-down of a variety of group exercise classes.

    6.7 Ability to design training programs for athletes and general or clinical populations.

    6.8 Ability to administer and deliver health/fitness programs.

    6.9 Ability to develop a major project for the internship site.

    6.10 Ability to demonstrate appropriate and effective interpersonal communications skills with participants and staff members.

    C. Major Topics

    The internship experience will be organized in cooperation between the graduate student, site supervisor, and university supervisor and will include a mix of practical experiences designed to allow the student to learn from their supervisor the skills necessary in the role they have within their organization.

    Major topics are likely to include the development, marketing, delivery, and evaluation of programs offered at the internship site. Additionally, a focus of the course is the development of communication and practical skills necessary for success in the field of Exercise Science.

    Note: A tentative weekly schedule is not possible because the length of the experience in weeks and the hours logged each week will vary based on the specifics of the internship experience.

    D. Textbooks

    none required.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    none required.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Site Supervisor Evaluation (60%)

    Student Self- Evaluation (10%)

    Projects (30%)

    *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.

    This course will be graded on S/U basis and 70% or greater will be deemed as satisfactory.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Detailed outlines are not possible because activities and responsibilities related to the Internship experience will vary from site to site in consultation with the site supervisor, but a brief description of the Internship learning project follow.

    Projects Note: The type of Internship Learning Project will vary based on student and site supervisor interest and these variations do not make the development of all possible project rubrics practical. However, the following represents a short description of two possibilities.

    1.) In-Service Presentation: development of Power Point presentation on a topic related to Exercise Science (e.g. speed development, member retention, contemporary research); the presentation is developed in cooperation with the site supervisor and presented to all professional staff and interns at a scheduled meeting.

    2.) Facility Training Manual: development of a manual that describes the operations of the facility in terms of available space, description of professional staff, best practices of the facility, and a review of all relevant policies and procedures; this manual would also include the details of how participants/members are trained for fitness and performance.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    Attendance is not a specific component of the grade but will be heavily reflected in the site supervisor evaluation and self-evaluation.

    All absences should be communicated directly to the site supervisor in advance.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    All hours and activities are to be arranged with the site supervisor in cooperation with the university supervisor.

    “Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact

    words of a published text or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a

    published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from

    books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not

    generally known to the public-at-large, must be attributed to its author by means of the

    appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text.

    Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's

    work.”

    “Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may

    include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall

    be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student

    a grade of "F" of "FF" (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.”

    J. Program This Course Supports

    This course will function as an elective for students in the MS in Exercise Science program, is not required for degree completion, and will not be open to students form other graduate programs. This course functions to provide added value to the MS degre


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    none.



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