Agenda Item FA 16-23

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Graduate) - (Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences):

New Courses & Programs of Study (1 package)

04/07/16: Passed

04/18/16: Approved

Log Number: 201508-136

Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences – Graduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Master of Science in Health - Health Science Major Exercise Sc. & Chronic Disease Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

This request is for changes to the MSH in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease core curriculum and elective options. The changes to the core curriculum include moving one course, PHC 6003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 Credits) to the elective category and the addition of three new core curriculum courses: the new courses are:
1. APK 5XXX Health Fitness Management (3 Credits)
2. APK 6XXX Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness (3 Credits)
3. APK 6XXX Advanced Concepts in Strength Training (3 Credits).
Additionally, the names of the two elective foci, Physical Activity Epidemiology and Advanced Fitness Professional will be deleted and one elective course, HSC 6906 Independent Study and Research (3 Credits), will be removed and replaced by APK 6XXX Independent Study in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease Research (3 Credits). Additions to the elective category that augment current course offerings include:
1. PHC 6003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology Research (3 Credits)
2. APK 6XXX Independent Study in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease Research (3 Credits)
3. APK 6XXX Periodization Research (3 Credits)
These changes will increase the core curriculum credits from 24 to 30 credits and increase the total credits for the degree from 39 to 45. The MSH in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease program will be applying for initial accreditation early 2016 and the requested changes are made to bring the program in compliance with current accreditation requirements.
The names of the two foci, Physical Activity Epidemiology and Advanced Fitness Professional will be deleted.
Remove HSC 6003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology from the core curriculum and continue to offer as an elective.
Adding a new three credit core course APK 5XXX Health Fitness Management. This course will cover content not currently being offered within the MSH degree but necessary for fulfilling accreditation requirements.
Adding a new three credit core course APK 6XXX Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness. This course will cover content not currently being offered within the MSH degree but necessary for fulfilling accreditation requirements.
Adding a new three credit core course APK 6XXX Advanced Concepts in Strength Training. This course will cover content not currently being offered within the MSH degree but necessary for fulfilling accreditation requirements.
Adding a new three credit elective course APK 6XXX Periodization. This course will cover content not currently being offered within the MSH degree and will be added to augment elective options.
Adding a new three credit elective course APK 6XXX Independent Study in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease course (removing the need for students to take HSC 6906 Independent Study and Research, which is a Public Health Independent Study course).

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Health Fitness Management
(3 crs)

APK

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will provide an introduction to the management and operation of health fitness programs and facilities Topics covered will include human resource management, organizational development, membership recruitment, financial management and legal issues.

 

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Human Physiological Assessment
(3 crs)

APK

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"APK6116C: Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will cover advanced concepts of the physiological assessment of human fitness, validated laboratory methods and field tests for assessing human fitness and performance. Physiological components examined will be aerobic and anaerobic power, heart rate variability, and lactate and ventilator markers. Fitness components covered will include muscle power and strength, flexibility, and a range of field test. Two hours per week will be lecture and one hour per week will be laboratory activities. Prerequisite: APK6116C: Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques.

 

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Advanced Concepts in Strength Training (3 crs)

APK

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
"APK6116C: Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will cover advanced concepts of strength training in both athletes and special populations. Areas addressed include basic training and adaptations principles as well as advanced strength concepts with regard to athlete specific strength. Training intensities, timing, and goal specific strength training will be covered in detail. Prerequisite: APK6116C Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques (3 credits)

 

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Periodization (3 crs)

APK

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
"APK6116C: Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The course will cover sequential training theories necessary for developing an athlete including the basis for training, principles of training, training preparation, variables of training, and rest and recovery methodologies. This course will enable students to conceptualize and develop an annual training plan for a multitude of athletes, which includes workout planning, training cycles and contest peaking. The student will also gain knowledge in the areas of sport specific skills including strength development, endurance training, and speed and agility training. Prerequisites: APK 6116C Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques (3 credits)

 

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Independent Study in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease
(3 crs)

APK

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
"APK6116C: Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques"
AND "APK6336: PA Epidemiology & Evid Review"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Students will conduct specific health related research or course development activities under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The outcome of these activities will result in manuscript preparation, abstract preparation and presentation, and/or course development. May be repeated two times for up to 6 credits. Prerequisites: APK6116C: Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques
and APK6336: PA Epidemiology & Evid Review.