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Course Details

Course Code: SPHS508 Course ID: 4240 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Contemporary research related to wide variety of areas related exercise science and human performance are discussed and explored in this course. Students discuss relevant issues facing society regarding exercise, fitness, athletic performance, kinematic movement, motor development, and biomechanical analysis. The course challenges students to analyze and synthesize current and relevant topics and offer solutions to benefit exercise science research and related industries. (Prerequisites: SPHS501 and SPHS503)

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

This course includes the following Learning Objectives (LO). Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the goals and focus areas of current research related to the advancement of human performance through principles of exercise physiology.
  2. Synthesize findings related to sports nutrition and supplementation into recommendations for professional practice.
  3. Evaluate the use of statistical procedures in research in various disciplines of exercise science.
  4. Evaluate research related to controversial issues in various disciplines within exercise science and formulate informed positions as a member of the professional community.
  5. Conduct a systematic literature review on topics of importance within the field of exercise science.
  6. Analyze research from various exercise science disciplines and relate it to current professional practice.

Reading Assignments: A major component of this course will involve reading professional peer-reviewed journal articles as well as information from professional websites. You will be evaluated on these readings through weekly assignments, forums, and project papers.

Discussion Forum Assignments: You will be required to post an initial response to the discussion question (DQ) being asked on or before Day 3 (Wednesday) of the course week. You are then required to respond to at least two other students by Day 7 of the course week (Sunday). NO DISCUSSION BOARD POSTS will be accepted for grading purposes after that week has concluded. One exception is for the first week of class where the initial post has an extended deadline of Day 7 (Sunday).

This course includes the following Learning Objectives (LO). Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the goals and focus areas of current research related to the advancement of human performance through principles of exercise physiology.
  2. Synthesize findings related to sports nutrition and supplementation into recommendations for professional practice.
  3. Evaluate the use of statistical procedures in research in various disciplines of exercise science.
  4. Evaluate research related to controversial issues in various disciplines within exercise science and formulate informed positions as a member of the professional community.
  5. Conduct a systematic literature review on topics of importance within the field of exercise science.
  6. Analyze research from various exercise science disciplines and relate it to current professional practice.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author:No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.