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Course Details

Course Code: SPHS697 Course ID: 4688 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course requires students to complete a culminating research project based from theories, research methods and analytical skills, and substantive knowledge obtained through their master's curriculum in sports and health sciences. Research options involve concepts and applications covered throughout the student's learning experience in the master's curriculum; including bioenergetics of exercise and training, techniques in exercise, program design and prescription, and administration of testing and assessment of fitness, health, and wellness. NOTE: This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED and student has a 3.0 GPA.

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:

LO1: Apply qualitative and quantitative research practices to relevant issues and problems in sports and health sciences.

LO2: Assess scholarly research relevant to the field of sports and health sciences.

LO3: Culminate graduate-student experience through investigative properties of a research project relating to specific concepts in the discipline of sports and health sciences.

LO4: Illustrate the central role of the bodies energy systems with muscular activity.

LO5: Analyze principles of exercise test selection, implementation, and assessment.

Policy Reminder: Final Course Requirements

For all capstone courses (2017 and later), master's students must earn a B- (80%) or better on their capstone thesis/project/paper and a B- (80%) or better in their capstone course to pass the course. This policy aligns with the comprehensive exam, which also requires a B- (80%) or better to pass. Master's students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate. Please see the End of Program Assessment Manual for more information.

For more information regarding these final course requirements, please refer to the End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies found in the Trefry Library in the Master's Studies Resource Center.

In addition, more information can be found in the Student Handbook: Final Course (End of Program) Requirements.

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
Week 1: Introductions and Biological vs. Chronological Age Assessment 5.00 %
Week 2: Research Ethics 5.00 %
Week 3: Option 1) Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research 2) Psychological Behaviors or 3) Physical Activities and Lifestyle Beh 5.00 %
Week 6: Option 1) Human Movement and Exercise Prescription 2) Nutrition Recommendations for Disease Prevention or 3) Position 5.00 %
Week 7: Option 1) Professional Certification 2) Lay Article or Feature Film or 3) Three-Minute Capstone Project Thesis Video P 5.00 %
Assignments 25.00 %
Week 2 Capstone Project Creative Idea Selection 5.00 %
Week 4 Capstone Project Literature Review 10.00 %
Week 5 Capstone Project Outline 10.00 %
Final Project 50.00 %
Week 8 Capstone Project Final Manuscript 50.00 %

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

LO1: Apply qualitative and quantitative research practices to relevant issues and problems in sports and health sciences.

LO2: Assess scholarly research relevant to the field of sports and health sciences.

LO3: Culminate graduate-student experience through investigative properties of a research project relating to specific concepts in the discipline of sports and health sciences.

LO4: Illustrate the central role of the bodies energy systems with muscular activity.

LO5: Analyze principles of exercise test selection, implementation, and assessment.

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.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.