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SPHS506 - Essentials of Human Performance and Exercise Science

Course Details

Course Code: SPHS506 Course ID: 4238 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is designed to introduce the student to theoretical and practical concepts of exercise assessment, exercise interpretation and exercise prescription. The student will develop appropriate techniques used to recommend exercise prescription for healthy and unhealthy clients. (Prerequisite: SPHS501)





Prerequisites

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
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

Each student will:

  1. Prepare health appraisals including screening and risk stratification of apparently healthy individuals.
  2. Design an individualized exercise prescription using the results of fitness and exercise testing
  3. Test knowledge of the general principles of exercise prescription.
  4. Write an exercise prescription for healthy individuals and individuals with a controlled disease.
  5. Test knowledge of exercise prescription for individuals in cardiac rehabilitation, who have lifestyle diseases, live with hypertension, diabetes or obesity.
  6. Synthesize knowledge of body composition assessment in the context of exercise prescription
  7. Synthesize knowledge of proper nutrition and weight management techniques in the context of exercise prescription
  8. Test general knowledge of Exercise Testing and Prescription
NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Forum 1 3.00 %
Forum 2 3.00 %
Forum 3 3.00 %
Forum 4 3.00 %
Forum 5 3.00 %
Forum 6 3.00 %
Forum 7 3.00 %
Forum 8 3.00 %
Labs 35.00 %
Week 1- Lab 1 8.75 %
Week 3- Lab 2 8.75 %
Week 5- Lab 3 8.75 %
Week 6- Lab 4 8.75 %
Final Paper 25.00 %
Week 7- Final project 25.00 %
Writing Assignment: Chronic Disease paper 15.00 %
Week 2- Writing Assignment 15.00 %
Introduction Forum 1.00 %
Introduction Forum 1.00 %

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

In the Course Materials folder there are additional course articles, and up to date APA handouts.

Websites

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

The OWL at Purdue

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

APA Style Homepage

http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.