Exercise Science/Physical Education (EPE)

EPE 442 Physical Activity in Health and Disease. (3) F
The role of physical activity and physical fitness in the development of morbidity and mortality throughout the human life span. Prerequisites: EPE 340; ZOL 201, 202. General Studies: L2.

EPE 500 Research Methods. (3) F
An introduction to the basic aspects of research, including problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, data handling, methodology, and the writing of research reports and articles.

EPE 501 Research Statistics. (3) S
Statistical procedures; sampling techniques; exercise testing, exercise prescription, hypothesis testing, and experimental designs as they relate to research publications.

EPE 505 Applied Exercise Physiology Techniques. (3) F '97
Investigative techniques used in the applied exercise physiology laboratory. Emphasis on pulmonary function, body composition, and cardiorespiratory assessment. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 510 Introduction to Biomechanics Research Methods. (3) F
Application of mechanics to human movement analysis. Includes consideration of two-dimensional imaging techniques, force measurement, electromyography, and data processing methods. Lecture, discussion, some labs. Prerequisite: EPE 335 or instructor approval.

EPE 520 Sport Psychology. (4) F
Current research in sport psychology. Includes questionnaire, psychophysiological, and behavioral research techniques. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: EPE 448, 500.

EPE 521 Motor Development, Control, and Learning. (4) S '97
Theory and research on motor skill acquisition, including learning/control and development (i.e., growth, children and exercise, and development learning). Lecture, discussion, some labs. Prerequisites: EPE 345, 500, 501.

EPE 522 Exercise Psychology. (3) S
Contemporary research and theory as related to human behavior and health in an exercise setting. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 500.

EPE 530 Exercise Physiology. (3) F
Immediate and long-term adaptations to exercise with special reference to training and the role of exercise in cardiovascular health. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 531 Physiology of Women in Sport. (3) S
Physiological aspects of women engaging in physical activity. Factors affecting performance and health throughout life are emphasized. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 532 Environmental Aspects of Human Performance. (3) N
Physiological response mechanisms to desert, arctic, mountain, and undersea environments with emphasis on exercise performance. Prerequisite: EPE 530.

EPE 534 Sports Conditioning. (3) F
Bases of sports conditioning, including aerobic and anaerobic power, strength, flexibility, and analysis of conditioning components for sports.

EPE 535 Factors Influencing Exercise Performance. (3) S
Physiological factors that can affect the ability to exercise, and the body's response to exercise. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: EPE 530.

EPE 544 Fitness/Wellness Management. (3) F
Development of the fitness/wellness industry. Planning, organizing, promoting, and managing fitness/wellness programs.

EPE 550 Historical Bases of Physical Education. (3) N
Golden Age of Greece, Renaissance, and modern Europe. Cultural, economic, and educational forces that influenced the development of physical education, dance, and athletics in the United States.

EPE 555 Sport and the American Society. (3) F
Impact of sports upon the American culture, with focus on competition, economics, myths, minorities, and the Olympic syndrome.

EPE 560 Theory of Administration. (3) N
Administrative philosophies, development of concepts related to processes of administration, types of administrative behavior, tasks and responsibilities of the administrator, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of administration.

EPE 561 Administration of Athletics. (3) N
Managing an athletic program, including financing, budget policies, staging, and promotion of athletic contests, schedules, travel insurance, and current athletic trends.

EPE 570 Programs and Special Topics in Adapted Physical Education. (3) F
Contemporary adapted, developmental, remedial, and corrective physical education programs; understanding of principles, problems, and recent developments in this area.

EPE 571 Improving Sport Skills. (3) SS
Factors in successful motor performance in skills used in individual, dual, and team sports.

EPE 572 Trends and Issues in Physical Education. (3) S
Literature, research, and practices in contemporary physical education, including finances, Title IX, teaching and coaching philosophies, school organization, and nonteaching physical education programs.

EPE 573 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Physical Education. (3) F
Current curriculum and instruction practices and research in secondary school physical education. Prerequisite: ESPE major or teaching experience.

EPE 574 Analysis of Teaching Behavior in Sport and Physical Education. (3) N
Use of systematic, direct observation techniques in analyzing and evaluating instruction in sport and physical education. Lecture, lab.

EPE 575 Teaching Lifetime Fitness. (3) S
Organizing and implementing physical fitness programs in the schools with emphasis on individual problem solving.

EPE 576 Physical Education for Elementary School Children. (3) F
Current practices and research pertaining to elementary school physical education programs.

EPE 610 Advanced Topics in Biomechanics. (3) S
Three-dimensional imaging techniques, data analysis theory, and integration of biomechanics research tools; includes original research project. Lecture, discussion, some labs. Prerequisite: EPE 510 or instructor approval.

EPE 620 Developmental Motor Skill Acquisition. (3) S '97
Cognitive-motor theories of learning/performance applied to children's motor skill acquisition. Study of knowledge development and research analysis/techniques. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 521.

EPE 621 Motor Learning/Control. (3) F '97
Discussion of contemporary research issues in motor learning and control. Includes behavioral and neurophysiological issues. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 521.

EPE 630 Current Topics in Exercise Physiology. (3) F
Discussion of contemporary research issues in exercise physiology. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: EPE 505, 530, 531.

EPE 642 Exercise Epidemiology. (3) S '96
Physical activity, exercise, and physical fitness and the development of chronic disease. Not open to students who have taken EPE 442. Prerequisites: EPE 340, 500, 501.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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