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MOVESCI 471 Physical Activity Epidemiology 3 F, W, * Borer
Course Name RO: Phy Act Hlt Dis
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This is an examination of how physical activity or inactivity affects population health. The course uses an epidemiological approach to the study of the effects of exercise on health and determinants of physical activity in a population.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 474 Worksite Wellness 3 *
Course Name RO: Worksite Wellness
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Explores the concept of health behaviors and the prospective view of health risk and costs. Students will see how physical activity is integrated into a healthy lifestyle and how that benefits individuals, organizations and society. Examines strategies for changing employee health behaviors and worksite cultural norms, as well as implementation, marketing, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis of worksite wellness programs.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 475 Pharmacology for the Allied Health Professions 2 W Broglio
Course Name RO: Pharm Allied Hl Prof
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of pharmacology emphasizing drug law, routes of administration, basic pharmacokinetics, and the specific pharmacology of drugs commonly used in physical medicine.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisites: [(AT/HF 220 and AT/HF 221) or PHYSIOL 201], HF Students: C; Advisory prerequisite: CHEM 130.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 477 The Science of Medicine 3 *
Course Name RO: Science of Medicine
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The Science of Medicine --- Everyone will interact with the health care system during their lives whether caring for family and friends, or oneself. As such, this course is valuable to all. This course provides a vital understanding for how decisions on diagnostic tests and therapies are deeply rooted in science. The scientific approach is reviewed through an appreciation of the different types of study designs in medicine and public health. The modern concept of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is highlighted throughout the course. (Crosslisted: NEUROL 470, MEDPREP 470, PUBHLTH 465)
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 481 Service Learning for the Health Professions 2 *
Course Name RO: Service Learning
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Through direct service and class sessions, this course explores issues of health disparities, poverty, and the medically underserved. Service options include: teaching health lessons to underserved youth, assisting patient advocates in a health clinic, and engaging individuals in their homes and communities. Class sessions focus on team-based problem solving to gain a deeper understanding of the perspectives held by other health professions.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
MOVESCI 488 Independent Study 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Independent Study
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work with an individual professor on a mutually agreed-upon project that may include readings, research or other academic experience.
Prerequisites: Junior status, permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 489 Senior Thesis 2-5 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Senior Thesis
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This research involvement typically spans at least two semesters and should involve a literature review of the research topic, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The literature review, data, and interpretation of the research findings will be incorporated into a final written report, which will be assessed by the faculty mentor. The faculty mentor will determine specific details of the research experience.
Prerequisites: Senior status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 490 Senior Honors Thesis A 1-5 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Sr Honors Thesis-A
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work with a professor to prepare an original research paper that includes a proposal, data collection and written article.
Prerequisites: Senior status, honors status, permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 491 Senior Honors Thesis B 1-5 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO:
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work with a professor to prepare an original research paper that includes a proposal, data collection and written article. Total credits for MOVESCI 490 and 491 cannot exceed five.
Prerequisites: Senior status, honors status, permission of instructor.
Component: IND
MOVESCI 523 Developmental Processes: An Integrative Approach 3 *
Course Name RO: IntgrtvProc: Dvlpmnt
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Focus on processes that underlie lifespan development, with greater emphasis on early years and motor domain. We cover theoretical issues, nature-nurture controversy, cascading interactions among subsystems (from genetics to environment), neural foundations, and many empirical examples.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
PHYSED 140 Beginning Swim 1 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Beginning Swim
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
For those with little or no experience. You'll learn front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly; also jumping in, treading and water safety. Goggles recommended. Attendance in at least one of the first two classes is mandatory for evaluation. No enrollments accepted after the class meets a third time.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB).
Component: LAB
PHYSED 141 Beginning Swim II 1 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Begin Swim II
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Must be comfortable in water and able to swim short way across the pool. You'll build endurance and improve technique in freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, diving, turns, and treading, as well as water safety. Goggles recommended. Attendance in at least one of the first two classes is mandatory for evaluation. No enrollments accepted after the class meets a third time.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB).
Component: LAB
PHYSED 142 Intermediate Swimming 1 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Intermediate Swim
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Must have ability to swim one length (long way) each of crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. You'll focus on refining strokes while building endurance. Other topics covered include laps, treading water, diving and water safety. Goggles recommended. Attendance in at least one of the first two classes is mandatory for evaluation. No enrollments are accepted after the class meets a third time.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB).
Component: LAB
PHYSED 143 Lifeguard Training 1 F, W, SP, SU Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Lifeguard Training
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course follows the American Red Cross format for Lifeguard Training, providing instruction for both self-preservation and rescuing others. Students earn Red Cross certification upon successful completion of the course.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB); Ability to swim 20 consecutive lengths of the pool and to tread water five minutes.
Component: LAB
PHYSED 145 Tae Kwon Do I 1 F, W
Course Name RO: Tae Kwondo I
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students learn self-defense and Olympic-style fighting while cultivating the mind and body. Students are taught the basic foundation of 'knowing yourself and knowing your opponent' in order to win on all occasions. They also learn micro and macro aspects of world philosophies.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB)
Component: LAB
PHYSED 202 Principles and Practices of Athletic Coaching 3 F, W George, Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Ath Coach
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students will study a variety of issues and responsibilities and associated with athletic coaching in an educational setting using the Program for Athletic Coaches Education (PACE). Content areas include administrative planning and organization: Social and interpersonal skills, motivation, role of the coach, conditioning, legal aspects and media relations. After completing PACE course requirements, students can become PACE-certified coaches.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 111.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 216 First Aid and Safety Education 2 F, W Harris
Course Name RO:
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course teaches first aid, safety education, and CPR in relation to home, school, and community. Content strongly emphasizes safety principles as applied to activities of the gymnasium, playground, and athletic field.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 251 Technology in Physical Education 3 W
Course Name RO: Technology in PhysEd
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course engages undergraduate students in the use of technologies specifically applied to physical education.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 254 Gross Motor Skills in Children 3 W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Gross Mtr Skls Child
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The course is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to identify, analyze, and evaluate children's gross motor skills and patterns. Students will learn the typical sequence of development in fundamental gross motor skills as well as factors causing deviations from these sequences. Students will learn how to assess the current developmental level of movement skills in children ages 2-8 years. Emphasis is placed on locomotor and ball skills used by children during play and games. Students will be given several opportunities to observe children during structured and unstructured play.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 255 Health Education for the Elementary Teacher 3 W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Hlth Ed Elem Teacher
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for health education planning for elementary school students. Particular attention is given to the Michigan Model Modules for Grades K-5. This course is required of all elementary education students.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 270 Honors Reading 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on physical education topics, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore student with minimum overall GPA of 3.0; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
PHYSED 301 Coordinated School Health Programs 3 W Harris
Course Name RO: Coord Schl Hlth Prog
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Introduction to eight essential components of coordinated school health programs - health education; physical education; health services; nutrition services; counseling and psychological services; health school environment; health promotion for staff; parents and community involvement. Attention directed to national and state health initiatives, health behaviors and conditions that affect youth and strategies effective in helping young people lead healthier lives.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 305 Practicum in Elementary Teaching Methods 1 F, W
Course Name RO: Prac Elem Teach Meth
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This practicum is designed to provide pre-service teachers with 'real' teaching experiences and to hone their teaching skills and reflective thinking abilities in public school settings. Researchers and scholars note that teacher education programs need to provide pre-service teachers with more school-based practicum experiences prior to their student teaching experience. Students learn how to teach content to school students best when they are connecting what they have learned in classroom to actual teaching situations.
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PHYSED 354 is required.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 306 Practicum in Health Teaching Methods 1 W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Prac Hlth Teach Meth
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides students with supervised opportunities to integrate theory and practice by working with teachers in the classroom. Students will observe health education classes in grades 7-12. S/U grading.
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PHYSED 473 required.
Component: LAB
PHYSED 313 Special Topics 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Special Topics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
New courses in development can be introduced provisionally into the curriculum under this number. The current course description, if applicable, is available from the department chair
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC