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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET7937

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-07-17
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/10/11; reviewed 6/6/11; pending variable credit con; revise desc. Emailed 6/29/11. Corrected 6/30/11; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. Apprd eff 8/1/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2552 2011-04-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    ED 173200 Physical Education & Exercise Science
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Marcus Kilpatrick 8139743443 mkilpatrick@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PET 7937 Graduate Seminar

    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 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Graduate Seminar
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100

    Prerequisites

    Doctoral standing in Exercise Science

    Corequisites

    n/a

    Course Description

    Development of a research knowledge base that has significant depth for the seminar topic will be a primary focus.


  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?

    Need for this course will be based on enrollment in the proposed Exercise Science concentration within the Curriculum and Instruction degree program. It is anticipated that 2-4 students will take this course twice in the first year and growth will continue based on interest in the program and the availability of resources to support doctoral education.

    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.)

    Publication record in the content area associated with the directed research topic.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Development of in-depth knowledge of content related to seminar topic.

    Development of significant scientific literature base related to seminar topic.

    Seminar topics are linked to existing masterís level courses.

    Utilization of this course will be an important component of the concentration. PET 7937 is a newly proposed course that will be offered in conjunction with existing 6000-level Exercise Science courses. Doctoral students will register for PET 7937 and attend class in select masterís level PET courses with approval of the doctoral committee. Doctoral students participating in these courses will be provided with a unique course syllabus that delineates all modifications to the 6000-level course in terms of learning outcomes. Details of these modifications are provided within the new course proposal that is currently under review. Students will be required to complete 12 credits of PET 7937 and all course selections will be require approval of the doctoral committee.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Evaluation of student outcomes will be linked to existing masterís level courses. Generally, doctoral level students will complete all assignments given to masterís students and will have additional requirements that reflect doctoral expertise. These additional requirements are typically related to research-related competencies, but may vary by course. The section below lists the current outcomes of each masterís level course and the additional requirements for doctoral students.

    PET 6389: Fitness Assessment and Prescription

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance.

    2. Written Examinations: development of short and long essays related to rationale for fitness assessment, aerobic assessment, anaerobic assessment, criteria for maximal effort, muscular strength assessment, muscular endurance assessment, range of motion assessment, electrocardiography and physiology of muscular strength and endurance.

    3. Practical Examination: hands on assessment with a mock client using skills taught in course, such as: health screening, fitness data calculations and interpretations, communication, assessment management, electrocardiography monitoring and prescription of exercise.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Article Presentation: same as masterís level

    3. Written Examinations: same as masterís level

    4. Literature Review: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must increase length and citation requirements by 25%

    5. Research Proposal: preparation of a research proposal based on the literature review

    6. Lecture Presentation: delivery of a discussion-based lecture of a course topic

    PET 6419: Sport Psychology

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums.

    2. Written Examination: ability to respond to essay questions related to motivation, goal setting, self confidence, imagery and attention.

    3. Psychological skills project: development of a mock Psychological Skills Training program that is designed to enhance athletic performance.

    4. Movie Review: provide a review and analysis of various characters in selected sports movies, with specific attention being paid to psychological constructs addressed in the course.

    5. Field Project: observation of a variety of game and practice situations. Interview parents and coaches of the observation will be required.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examination: same as masterís level

    3. Psychological skills project: same concept as masterís level except doctoral students will develop and implement the PST with an actual sports team/participant

    4. Movie Review: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must increase length and number of citations by 25%

    5. Field Project: same as masterís level

    6. Lecture Presentation: delivery of a discussion-based lecture of a course topic

    ET 6083: Psychology of Exercise

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance.

    2. Written Examinations: ability to respond to essay questions related to foundations, stress, depression, anxiety, mood/affect, exertion, pain, sleep, cognition, self esteem, body image, exercise addiction.

    3. Research Proposal: final product will be a mock thesis/research proposal.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examinations: same as masterís level

    3. Research Proposal: same as masterí level

    4. Exercise is Medicine Project: development of a persuasive scholarly manuscript reflecting the current health promotion initiative

    5. Lecture Presentation: delivery of a discussion-based lecture of a course topic based on research interests

    PET 6003: Theories and Models of Health and Physical Physiology

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance.

    2. Written Examination: ability to respond to essay questions related to theory analysis, needs assessment, program evaluation, theory translation, natural history of physical activity.

    3. Fitness Incentive Project: final product will be a comprehensive incentive proposal that involves a description of: needs assessment, description of incentive program, adherence plan, oral presentation and a power point presentation.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examination: same as masterís level

    3. Fitness Incentive Project: same as masterís level

    4. Behavior Change Project: development of a theory and literature based behavior change intervention that includes needs assessment, implementation, and evaluation

    5. Research Proposal: development of a research proposal related to health behavior change theory

    PET 6085: Body Composition Assessment and Management

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance.

    2. Written Examinations: development of short and long essays, along with some calculations, related to epidemiology of obesity, technique rationale, body composition & health, body density techniques, resting metabolism, energy balance and body composition, diet and obesity, exercise and obesity, medical treatment of obesity and fad diets.

    3. Research Paper: significant literature review on a topic related to body composition and or obesity.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examinations: same as masterís level plus

    3. Research Paper: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must increase length and number of citations by 25%

    4. Pharmacology Analysis: development of a literature-based review of all available pharmacological agents (both over-the-counter and by physician prescription) currently utilized for weight loss with inclusion of a clinical summary statement

    PET 6388: Physical Activity, Health and Disease

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance.

    2. Written Examinations: ability to respond to essay questions related to history and status of physical activity and health, physical activity/fitness & mortality, physiological basis, cardiac vascular and pulmonary morbidities, obesity and diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, depression, children, aging, activity amounts and delivery mode, genetics.

    3. Preventable Disease Opinion Paper: students will debate a disease that is most reduced by physical activity.

    4. Group Physical Activity Questionnaire: final product will be data collection, data analysis and presentation of results.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examinations: same as masterís level

    3. Preventable Disease Opinion Paper: same as masterís level plus a 5-8 page literature review related to the chosen disease

    4. Group Physical Activity Questionnaire: same as masterís level

    5. Lecture Presentation: delivery of a discussion-based lecture of a course topic

    PET 6081: Lifespan Fitness

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance.

    2. Written Examinations: ability to respond to essay questions related to demographics of physical activity and fitness, physical activity and growth, impact of puberty, aerobic fitness in children, muscular fitness in children, fitness programs for youth, physical changes of aging, motor control, coordination and skill, psychology and physical activity, activity amounts and delivery mode, dementia.

    3. Fitness Program Observation and Presentation: students will observe and debate youth fitness program and one fitness program for the elderly.

    4. Physical Activity Program Proposal: final product will be development of youth or aging physical activity program.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examinations: same as masterís level

    3. Fitness Program Observation and Presentation: same as masterís level

    4. Physical Activity Program Proposal: same as masterís level plus doctoral students will include a comprehensive implementation and evaluation plan

    5. Literature Review: development of a comprehensive literature review related to pediatric or geriatric health status and promotion

    PET 6352: Cardiorespiratory Aspects of Exercise Physiology

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance

    2. Written Examinations: ability to respond to essay questions related to venous blood and carbon dioxide transport, aerobic metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, physiologic factors associated with aerobic performance, physiology of aerobic training, exercise physiology for special populations, gas laws, pulmonary ventilation, dynamics of pulmonary ventilation, gas exchange transport, regulation and integration of the cardiovascular system, functional capacity of cardiovascular system.

    3. Research Paper: papers will be similar to a review of literature; the intent is that this assignment will supplement the broader context of the studentís research interests and thesis development

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examinations: same as masterís level

    3. Research Paper: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must increase length and number of citations by 25%

    4. Lecture Presentations: delivery of a discussion-based lecture of a course topic

    5. Cardiac Performance Project: development of laboratory protocol to assess a key variable in cardiovascular responses to aerobic or anaerobic exercise

    PET 6339: Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise Physiology

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance

    2. Written Examinations: ability to respond to essay questions related to nervous system; neuromuscular system, skeletal muscle contraction, hypertrophy, catabolism/proteolysis, net protein balance, cell-signaling, muscular metabolism, motor unit recruitment, endocrinology, fatigue, adaptations to resistance training, aging and skeletal muscle changes.

    3. Cell Signaling Presentation: 15-minute presentations will be given by a pair of students in relation to some aspect of signal transduction/cell signaling within skeletal muscle.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examinations: same as masterís level

    3. Cell Signaling Presentation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must increase length and number of citations by 25%

    4. Research Proposal: development of a full-length research proposal based on one of the content areas of the course

    PET 6367: Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

    Masterís Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: involvement in online Blackboard forums and in class discussions, class presentations and attendance.

    2. Written Examinations: ability to respond to essay questions related to bioenergetics, exercise metabolism, anaerobic metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism during exercise, hepatic metabolism, lactate metabolism, lipolysis, intramuscular triglyceride metabolism, protein/amino acid metabolism, sports supplements for strength-power athletes, sports supplements for endurance athletes, nutrient timing.

    3. Student Teaching and Handouts: select class lectures will be led by small groups of students; primary duties include lecture, development of presentation files, handouts, and facilitating class discussion.

    Doctoral Level Requirements:

    1. Participation: same as masterís level plus doctoral students must serve as a moderator of weekly online discussion topics

    2. Written Examinations: same as masterís level

    3. Student Teaching and Handouts: not required of doctoral students

    4. Lecture Presentation: delivery of a discussion-based lecture of a course topic

    Literature Review or Meta-Analysis: development of literature review or meta-analysis related to a primary course topic

    C. Major Topics

    Varied based on content of seminar topic.

    Course topics will be based on the topics covered in the associated masterís level courses.

    Outlines for these individual courses are available within University approved courses.

    D. Textbooks

    Varied based on content of seminar topic.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Varied based on content of seminar topic.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Varied based on the content of the seminar topic.

    Expectations will be tied back to section R of this form.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Varied based on the content of the seminar topic.

    Expectations will be tied back to section R of this form.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė 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. Itís 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    ďPlagiarism 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.Ē

    ďPunishment 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.Ē

    J. Program This Course Supports

    PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Exercise Science concentration (proposed)


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    none



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