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SPHS697 - Sports and Health Sciences Capstone

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 Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 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.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Forum 1 3.13 %
Forum 2 3.13 %
Forum 3 3.13 %
Forum 4 3.13 %
Forum 5 3.13 %
Forum 6 3.13 %
Forum 7 3.13 %
Forum 8 3.13 %
Assignments 25.00 %
Week 2 Creative Project Idea Selection 5.00 %
Week 4 Literature Review 10.00 %
Week 5 Creative Project Outline 10.00 %
Final Project 50.00 %
Week 8 Course Project:Creative Project Manuscript 50.00 %

Required Course Textbooks:

Capstone Manual – Located in the Resources folder for the course.

Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) Survey

Students are required to purchase the HBDI Assessment Tool through the following link: (webkey: SPHS697)

Required Readings

Open source material provided throughout course

Additional Resources

Provided throughout course


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

APUS APA Style Guide

How to Develop a Thesis Statement

Herrmann Brain Dominance Institute

Book Title:Students are required to purchase the HBDI Assessment Tool through the following link: (passcode: SPHS697)
Unit Cost:$99.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.