2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Course Descriptions

Health and Human Performance
PE 120, (406) 657-2370

HHP 500 Research in Exercise and Sport Science
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to M.S. or instructor permission.  Covers research and the statistical analysis that support research-specific, evidence-based practice in contexts unique to exercise science and sport.

HHP 501 Survey of Exercise and Sport Science
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to M.S. or instructor permission.  Surveys the ways in which different scientific, core bodies of knowledge in exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and neural control intersect to form the foundation for professional activities in sport and exercise.

HHP 518 Health Enhancement Methods and Materials K-8
2 cr. (F)  Examines theories and models of curriculum design and teaching methodologies for grades K-8 Health Enhancement.

HHP 540 Foundations of Sport Leadership
3 cr. (F) Explores theory and practice leadership principles applied to coaching and sport settings.  Special attention is devoted to various applied strategies including:  leadership/coaching styles, leader personality and behavior, basic anatomy and biomechanics of human movement, decision-making, risk management, planning and organizing, processing and evaluating, communicating and motivating, time management, and conflict management.  Use of the case study method is applied to various sport settings.

HHP 545 Exercise Testing and Prescription (crosslisted with HHP 445)
3 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 430. (F)  Explores basic techniques in the assessment of physical fitness, prescription of exercise for healthy and unhealthy adults, and promotion of physical activity within communities.

HHP 550 Psychological Principles
3 cr.  Covers the psychological dimension of sport science, focusing on advanced motor learning and applied sport psychology.  Special attention is focused on sport psychology interventions with strong research support for their effectiveness.

HHP 559 Clinical Education I
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 561. (Su)  Offers an introduction to the MSUB athletic training program.  Students are introduced to fundamental medical assessment techniques, essential taping and wrapping techniques, basic modalities, as well as the management of acute and emergency injuries and illnesses.  Students will also be assigned to clinical education rotations under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI).

HHP 560 Sport Marketing
3 cr.  Explores the theory and practice of the marketing of sport as a product and the marketing of non-sport-related products through sport.  Includes the study of various specific areas, such as market definition, consumer analysis, market research, market segmentation, product positioning, pricing, promotion, marketing communication, distribution, and sponsorship applied to sport.

HHP 561 General Medical Assessment
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate athletic training program. (F)  Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and manage general medical conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the active population with an emphasis placed on anatomy, physiology, and pathology of injury and illnesses.

HHP 562 Graduate Athletic Training I
3cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate athletic training program. (F)  Provides and introduction into the organization, administration, and profession of athletic training.  Also builds on the competencies in the field of athletic training.  Topics include the prevention, care, and management of acute injuries and illnesses, risk management, training/conditioning, environmental concerns, protective taping/equipment, and health/wellness.

HHP 563 Graduate Athletic Training II
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate athletic training program. (Sp)  Builds on the knowledge and competencies in the field of athletic training.  Course content includes the recognition, treatment, and prevention of common athletic injuries and illnesses; risk management; nutrition; pharmacology; dermatology; psychology; as well as other factors which may affect health and performance.

HHP 564 Clinical Education II
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 562, 565. (F)  Builds on previous skills in Clinical Education and introduces new skills related to current coursework.  Students will also be assigned to clinical education rotations under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI).

HHP 565 Lower Extremity Evaluation
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate athletic training program. (F)  Offers an intensive study of anatomy and physiology, evaluation assessment, and treatment and management of conditions and injuries of the lower extremities, hips, and pelvis.

HHP 566 Upper Extremity Evaluation
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate athletic training program. (Sp)  Offers an intensive study of anatomy and physiology, evaluation, assessment, treatment, and management of conditions and injuries of the head, face, neck, back, chest, abdomen, and upper extremities.

HHP 567 Clinical Education III
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 566. (Sp)  Builds on skills offered in previous courses and introduces new skills related to current didactic coursework.  Builds on previous skills in Clinical Education and introduces new skills related to current coursework.  Students are assigned to clinical education rotations under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI).

HHP 570 Sport Organizations and Governance
3 cr. (F) Explores the theory and practice of sport organizations and their various governance structures.  Organization theory is presented in the context of sport organizations that regulate high school athletics, intercollegiate athletics, international amateur sport, and professional sport.

HHP 575 Therapeutic Modalities
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate athletic training program. (F)  Offers an intensive study of therapeutic modalities, including heat, cold, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, compression, massage, and other modalities used in sports medicine.  Course content also discusses the theory, the indications and contraindications, and the application of therapeutic modalities.

HHP 576 Rehabilitation Techniques
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate athletic training program. (F)  Offers an intensive study of anatomy and physiology, goniometry, therapeutic mediation, and therapeutic exercise geared toward developing and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

HHP 577 Clinical Education IV
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 575, 576. (F)  Builds on previous skills in Clinical Education and introduces new skills related to current coursework. Students are assigned to clinical education rotations under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI).

HHP 579 Clinical Education V
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 563, 597. (Sp)  Develops and refines the psychomotor skills learned and evaluated in all previous athletic training courses.  Students are assigned to clinical education rotations under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI).

HHP 580 Pharmacology and Pathology for Athletic Training
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admittance into ATEP.  Explores the molecular world of pharmaceutical processes and cellular biochemical determinants of therapeutic interventions as well as covers the fundamental principles of therapies from various conditions and the reasoning process involved in solving problems that might arise with patients receiving care for certain conditions.  This course will also examine the constraints placed on patients in the performance environment and the correct protocols with medication management.

HHP 582 Women, Media and Health (crosslisted with COMT 482, COMT 582, HHP 482, HADM 482, and HADM 582)
3 cr. Corequisites: COMT 580, COMT 581.  Analyzes gaps in basic health care needs for women, both domestically and abroad, emphasizing the role of mass media both in promoting and hindering basic reproductive health.  A special emphasis will be placed on women’s reproductive rights and the ways in which political movements have limited and advanced needs in this area.

HHP 585 Organization, Administration, and Legal Aspects of Athletic Training
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admittance into ATEP.
Offers an investigation of management, administration, and legal issues as well as professional development within the Athletic Training profession.  Covers risk management, program assessment, management, administration, and professional responsibility.

HHP 590 Internship
V1-9 cr. Prerequisite: Approved plan of study and approved internship application.  Provides experience in a responsible appointment as an assistant in physical education and/or health settings.

HHP 591 Independent Study
V1-6 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, approval of the department chairperson and the Dean of Allied Health Professions, and Independent Study contract filed with the Office of Graduate Studies.  Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular graduate courses in the Department of Health and Human Performance.

HHP 592 Seminar
V1-6 cr.  Provides an opportunity to investigate topics at the advanced level pertinent to the area of Health and Physical Education.

HHP 593 Workshop
V1-6 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study at the advanced level in an area of Health and Physical Education.

HHP 594 Clinic
V1-6 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.  Provides an opportunity to explore and develop advanced skills with individuals in Health and Physical Education.

HHP 597 Athletic Training Practicum/Capstone
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate Athletic Training Program. (Sp)  Offers an intensive study of anatomy and physiology.  This course reviews all competencies and clinical integration in athletic training.  Course content is geared towards preparing the athletic training student to practice athletic training.  This course will prepare the student for the BOC exam.

HHP 598 Research Project
V3-6 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides graduate students an opportunity to research a selected topic in athletic training interdisciplinary studies or sport leadership in close consultation with a graduate faculty committee.  Students will present their project both in writing and orally.

HHP 599 Thesis
6 cr. Prerequisite: EDF 501 or equivalent and an approved plan of study required. (F, Sp)  This course may be given the grade of “T” until research and writing is completed and accepted within the time limit of the degree.

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