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Ithaca College Graduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Course Descriptions

Courses may be offered in alternate semesters. Additional courses will be offered during the summer (see the summer sessions catalog). Other courses are offered only on demand.

665-51200 Psychological Perspectives of Sport

    Focuses on personal and motivational variables important to the understanding and subsequent improvement of sport performance. Topics include anxiety, arousal, attention, cohesiveness, competition, motivation, communication, and personality dynamics. 3 credits.

665-51300 Psychological Applications to Sport Performance

    Variety of psychological concepts related to the enhancement of sport performance. The course is conducted as a seminar emphasizing participant interaction. Small group format is used in developing a mental training program (MTP) for application when working with and consulting student-athletes. 3 credits.

663-51400 Counseling Student-Athletes

    Introduction to many areas of study within the sport counseling realm. Concepts of an applied nature focus on skills currently used in counseling student-athletes. The basics for applying appropriate counseling strategies to various student-athlete populations are developed through lecture, role playing, and modeling formats. 3 credits.

665-51500 Effective Team Building

    Focuses on an understanding of people and the interpersonal communications and leadership skills necessary for effective and cohesive team units. Barriers to change and conflict resolution are discussed. 1 credit. (Summer)

665-51600 Motivation for Superior Performance

    Focuses on an understanding of motivation and its importance to performance. Various motivational approaches are discussed, with emphasis on goal setting and attainment. 2 credits. (Summer)

665-51700 Stress Management

    An overview of the nature and physiology of stress and the various approaches commonly used to manage stress. These approaches include relaxation techniques, yoga, meditation, cognitive restructuring, assertiveness training, conflict resolution, social engineering, communication skills, leisure counseling, biofeedback, values clarification, and time management techniques. This course also presents guidelines for developing stress management programs in the workplace. 3 credits.

665-54000 Physiological Mechanisms of Exercise: Cellular Aspects

    Focuses on metabolic and muscular aspects of exercise, primarily addressing cellular mechanisms that explain physiological responses and adaptations occurring with exercise. Discussion of related endocrinological issues and performance enhancing agents augments presentation of basic cellular material. Data collection using key pieces of laboratory equipment is selectively integrated. Prerequisites: Undergraduate exercise physiology course. 3 credits.

665-54200 Physiological Mechanisms of Exercise: Systemic Aspects

    Focuses on cardiovascular, pulmonary, thermoregulatory, immunological, and renal aspects of exercise, primarily addressing the physiological responses and adaptations these systems undergo with exercise. Data collection using key pieces of laboratory equipment is integrated into the course. Prerequisites: Undergraduate exercise physiology course. 3 credits.

665-54400 Multidimensional Assessment of Physical Function

    Team-taught survey of aspects of physical functions that affect performance, physical abilities, and activities of daily living (ADL) in various populations. Musculoskeletal function, coordination and motor skills behavior, and body composition are examined as they influence performance decrements, physical dysfunction, pain, and the ability to perform ADLs. Also examined are evaluations of physical function and alternative approaches to movement training so as to enable appropriate recommendation or referral. Prerequisites: Undergraduate exercise physiology and biomechanics or kinesiology. 3 credits.

665-54600 Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription

    Techniques for evaluating exercise capacity and prescribing exercise using a variety of ergometers for improvement of cardiovascular health and fitness. Normal and abnormal electrocardiographic responses to exercise are discussed in detail. Completion of both written and practical requirements assists in preparation for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. 3 credits.

665-54800 Exercise for Disease Intervention and the Older Adult

    Focuses on the usefulness of exercise in disease prevention and rehabilitation and as an effective intervention in the aging process. Cardiac, pulmonary, and renal pathologies are discussed along with diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and other disorders. Details for evaluating functional status and prescribing exercise programs for those conditions are discussed. 3 credits. (Summer)

665-55000 Contemporary Issues

    In-depth reading focused on critical thinking with regard to controversial issues in physical education, education, and athletics. Emphasis is on the recognition, discussion, and systematic analysis of issues of particular interest to the class members. Required for non-thesis plan. 3 credits.

665-61000 Survey of Statistical Methods

    Survey of modern statistical techniques. Descriptive statistics: use of scales, measures of central tendency and dispersion, organization of data, and correlations. Inferential statistics: parametric and nonparametric methods. Prerequisites: 665-7100 or permission. Required. 3 credits.

665-61100 Research Methods

    Introduction to the research process. Consideration and analysis of each type of research (e.g., philosophical-historical, descriptive, and experimental). Development of library and writing skills, use of research tools for data collection and analysis, and interpretation of data. Required. 3 credits.

665-62000 Thesis I

    Open only to qualified and preapproved students who are preparing a proposal for an original scholarly thesis. Conducted on a conference basis with the thesis adviser the course culminates in a thesis proposal. The thesis proposal must gain approval of the thesis advisor, thesis committee, and the graduate chair. Guidelines are available from the office of the graduate chair. The completed thesis must gain departmental and graduate office approval. Required for thesis plan. 3 credits.

665-62100 Thesis II

    Open only to qualified and preapproved students who are continuing to complete a scholarly thesis. Conducted on a conference basis with the thesis advisor. Guidelines are available from the office of the graduate chair. The completed thesis must gain approval of the thesis advisor, graduate chair, and the graduate dean. This is a pass/fail course. Required for thesis plan. Prerequisite: Thesis I and approval of thesis advisor and graduate chair. 1-3 credits repeated for a required total of 3 credits of Thesis II (665-62100).

665-63000 Independent Research

    Student works in close cooperation with a graduate faculty in a self-directed study, problem slolving, or research investigation. Topic, proposal, and a design statement must be approved in advance by the sponsoring professor and graduate chair. 1-3 credits per course that may be repeated for a total of no more than 6 credits of independent study courses (665-63000 and 665-63100)..

665-63100 Independent Reading

    Reading in the field, arranged between the student and a sponsoring graduate faculty. Topic, proposal and a design statement must be approved in advance by the sponsoring professor and graduate chair. 1-3 credits per course that may be repeated for a total of no more than 6 credits of independent study courses (665-63000 and 665-63100)

665-66000 Internship

    Supervised work experience in an agency related to the student's concentration in the master's degree program. Approval and support of a graduate faculty sponsor and the graduate chair are required and prerequisite coursework may be needed. 1-3 credits for a total of 3 credits.

665-69900 Selected Seminars

    In-depth seminars on particular topics associated with academic concentrations offered in the exercise and sports sciences programs. Students, together with instructors, explore and critically examine current readings, philosophies, theories, and/or practices associated with a given topic and discuss potential applications of these concepts to actual or simulated situations. Students are encouraged to repeat the Selected Seminars, but must select a different seminar each time. Elective. 1-3 credits.

665-71000 Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport Sciences

    Acquaints students with applications in three computer environments: the IBM PC, the VAX, and the Macintosh. Students complete assignments in word processing, statistical analysis, and special applications in each environment. Other assignments cover website development, graphics, spreadsheets, and databases. Class discussions also include computer interfaces with laboratory equipment, innovative computer applications, and computer ethics. Required. 3 credits.

665-74200 Advanced Techniques of Athletic Training

    Consideration of prevention, management, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Essential concepts include anatomical basis of common injuries, injury assessment, and principles of therapeutic exercise for areas often injured. Laboratory time is included. Prerequisites: 663-24700 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

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