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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 Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 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 5.00 %
Forum 2 5.00 %
Forum 3 5.00 %
Forum 6 5.00 %
Forum 7 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 %

Required Course Material: Capstone Manual

Required Readings

Open source material 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

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.