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Course Code: SPHE319 Course ID: 3322 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a broad investigation into the types and categories of pharmacological and nutritional performance enhancing substances used by athletes throughout history to present date. Students will use analytical techniques to identify, compare, and categorize the five major groups of performance enhancing drugs and nutritional supplements. They will discover the origins, physiological effects, prevalence, and usage trends of drug families, and from the information, the student will be able to formulate an understanding as to why certain drugs are used for specific sports, despite illegal consequences. Students will be able to list, define, explain, and fully understand therapeutic drugs, naturally produced hormones, nutritional supplements, cardiovascular enhancements, and stimulants, through individual and collaborative research, discussion, and presentation opportunities. Engaging debate and exploratory discussion options will provide students the chance to critique, appraise, and ultimately formulate individual conclusions surrounding the moral, ethical and social aspects of drug use in sport. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to examine the legal aspects of drugs in sports, the administrative and political drug control processes, and how organizations have evolved over time, through increased awareness of the need to control or eliminate the use of drugs in sports performance. Students will investigate and explore the numerous current event issues, as well as the athletes, and professionals associated and implicated in the illegal use of drugs in athletic performance.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

  1. Analyze the latest doping control regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
  2. Define the implications associated with the major class of drugs used in sport.
  3. Perform an interview on performance enhancing drugs with a professional working with athletes.
  4. Analyze current research findings on performance enhancing drugs.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work as a team in an online setting.
  6. Analyze current research trends with a specific performance enhancing drug.
NameGrade %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 1: Athletes and Drugs 13.33 %
Week 5 Assignment 2: Interview 13.33 %
Week 7 Assignment 3: Power Point Presentation 13.33 %
Final Paper 20.00 %
Week 8 Assignment 4: Final Project 20.00 %
Discussions 25.00 %
Week 1: Introductions & the WADA Annual Report 3.13 %
Week 2: MLB and Steroids 3.13 %
Week 3: Blood Doping 3.13 %
Week 4: Banned Substance List 3.13 %
Week 5: Gene Doping and Future Trends in Drugs and Future Trends in Drugs and Sport 3.13 %
Week 6: Creatine 3.13 %
Week 7: Your Choice 3.13 %
Week 8: The Future and Doping 3.13 %
Quizzes 15.00 %
Quiz 1 5.00 %
Quiz 2 5.00 %
Quiz 3 5.00 %

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

  1. Analyze the latest doping control regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
  2. Define the implications associated with the major class of drugs used in sport.
  3. Perform an interview on performance enhancing drugs with a professional working with athletes.
  4. Analyze current research findings on performance enhancing drugs.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work as a team in an online setting.
  6. Analyze current research trends with a specific performance enhancing drug.
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:Drugs in Sport 6th Edition-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780415715287
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Mottram
Unit Cost:$69.14
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.