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Course Code: SPHE461 Course ID: 4687 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to explore the growing field of Sports and Health Sciences and its cultural impact on the United States and International health and wellness. The student will gain the tools necessary to assess the fitness, sport, and health industry and its relationship to health and wellness management.

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
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 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, you will be able to:

CO1: Evaluate the education requirements and credentialing process for health science professionals, and their impact on the population(s) they will serve.

CO2: Evaluate and understand the scope of practice limitations of professionals within health science fields.

CO3: Examine the interrelationships between the initiatives of the Healthy People 2030 and the health and well-being of the U.S. population.

CO4: Understand current national data for issues in fitness levels and chronic disease prevalence for the U.S. population and how they affect fitness, sport, and wellness trends.

CO5: Evaluate the importance of fitness assessments for determining both short- and long-term exercise programming.

CO6: Develop an ability to evaluate current exercise and lifestyle trends for clients of all populations, both typical and those less likely to participate in physical activity.

CO7: Understand how practice acts and Codes of Conduct dictate appropriate business practices, boundaries, and representation of one’s knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CO8: Understand the current research and body of knowledge regarding this industry, and be able to contrast this with misinformation, marketing strategies, and fads in order to design appropriate fitness and wellness interventions.

Reading Assignments:

As upper division students you are expected to read all required reading each week. This material will be covered in a variety of places, including forums, assignments, and a final project.

Discussion Assignments:

Throughout the course you will write Discussion Forum posts in response to weekly information and scenarios. These responses, also called Posts, will involve analyzing readings, comparing and contrasting the views of authors, and critiquing arguments presented by the readings or the class. Posts will be graded for accuracy of interpretation, rigor of argument, and clarity of expression.

Responses and posts should abide by the University Netiquette policy (see below). The purpose of these Discussion Forum activities is to expand your learning opportunities by engaging in academic and thought-provoking asynchronous conversation with your classmates and instructor. The instructor’s role is to facilitate the learning process by participating in the discussions, promoting conversations, and promoting an advanced level of inquiry.

Using Turn-It-In for Discussions

Some instructors may require students to submit their initial Discussion posts to Turnitin via the "Assignments" tool in our Brightspace classroom--please check the Discussion Guidelines (Course Overview & Introduction Content area) and/or an Announcement from your faculty to determine if this step is required for this course.

If this is a requirement in your class, before posting your initial Discussion, you must submit it in the assignment area in a Word file, so its originality can be checked by turnitin.com. Your similarity score will appear in the same place you submit your file. It can take up to 24 hours for a score to return, but usually, it is less than 30 minutes. Before you post your Discussion, make sure your similarity score is less than 15%. If it is greater than 15%, edit/rewrite your discussion, submit it again in the assignment area and check the %. Repeat this process until your similarity score is less 15%. Then post your Initial Discussion for the week.

Homework Assignments:

Assignments will be evaluated based on the individual grading rubrics provided with each assignment.

Final Project:

The detailed guidelines and grading rubric for the Final Project are provided with the Final Project in the Assignments inside the classroom

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Evaluate the education requirements and credentialing process for health science professionals, and their impact on the population(s) they will serve.

CO2: Evaluate and understand the scope of practice limitations of professionals within health science fields.

CO3: Examine the interrelationships between the initiatives of the Healthy People 2030 and the health and well-being of the U.S. population.

CO4: Understand current national data for issues in fitness levels and chronic disease prevalence for the U.S. population and how they affect fitness, sport, and wellness trends.

CO5: Evaluate the importance of fitness assessments for determining both short- and long-term exercise programming.

CO6: Develop an ability to evaluate current exercise and lifestyle trends for clients of all populations, both typical and those less likely to participate in physical activity.

CO7: Understand how practice acts and Codes of Conduct dictate appropriate business practices, boundaries, and representation of one’s knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CO8: Understand the current research and body of knowledge regarding this industry, and be able to contrast this with misinformation, marketing strategies, and fads in order to design appropriate fitness and wellness interventions.

Book Title:The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 4th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780826199355
Publication Info:Springer Lib
Author:Reikert
Unit Cost:$83.84
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.