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  • BS Degree - Allied Health Major

    In addition to Graceland’s essential education requirements, all majors in Allied Health must complete the core requirements listed below and a minimum of one concentration from Applied Health Science or Human and Sport Performance.

    Core Requirements for all concentrations:

    Applied Health Science Concentration

    The Allied Health Major with a concentration in Applied Health Science is intended for students seeking to pursue advanced or professional degrees in Physical Therapy or Chiropractic. In addition to the required coursework, students planning to pursue a Physical Therapy or Chiropractic program should complete 4 semester hours of Physics 2, 8 semester hours of Biology with Lab, and 8 semester hours of psychology. Note that programs vary on required hours in various disciplines, so students should work with their academic advisors to determine the correct coursework to meet the entrance requirements of specific programs.

    Students who are interested in completing an accelerated Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, the Applied Health Science concentration has a 3+3 year plan available for Logan University and Palmer University. Please contact Dr. James Geiselman jfg1@graceland.edu for specific information regarding this program.

    Additional required courses for Applied Health Science Concentration:

    The following is a list of Recommended Electives for students planning to apply to Professional or Graduate programs. These are not degree requirements, but will be useful in the application process, and additionally may fulfill prerequisite coursework for the desired Professional or Graduate program:

    Human and Sports Performance Concentration

    The Allied Health Major with a concentration in Human and Sport Performance is designed for students who wish to pursue a careers in strength and conditioning, personal training, corporate wellness, or graduate degrees in Exercise Science and Athletic Training. Students will gain the scientific background necessary to be quality practitioners. Additionally, the concentration includes multiple hands-on practical courses to prepare students for real world scenarios and interpersonal skills necessary to be a successful professional.

    Students who are interested in completing an accelerated Masters of Science in Athletic Training degree, the Human and Sports performance concentration has a 3+2 year plan available for Culver-Stockton College and Midland University. Please contact Melanie Mason mason6@graceland.edu for specific information regarding this program.

    Additional required courses for Human and Sports Performance Concentration:

    The following is a list of Recommended Electives for students planning to apply to Graduate programs. These are not degree requirements, but will be useful in the application process, and additionally may fulfill prerequisite coursework for the desired Graduate program:

    Courses Offered
    • ATHT2500Medical Terminology
      ATHT2500 Medical Terminology - 2 s.h.

      A self-study, programmed-based opportunity to learn and understand medical terminology.

    • ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
      ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

      Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

    • BIOL1520Fundamentals of Organismal Biology
      BIOL1520 Fundamentals of Organismal Biology - 4 s.h.

      A comparative study of form and function across organisms, focusing on the various structures and strategies used by plants and animals to fulfill basic life needs. Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    • BIOL2100Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics (3-2)
      BIOL2100 Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      A study of the various patterns and mechanisms of heredity, changes in the genetic material and the consequences of these genetic changes. The course will also give an introduction to cellular structures, macromolecules, and processes, including DNA replication, transcription, translation and cellular signaling. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1330, CHEM3410, or (CHEM1410 and CHEM1450). (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

    • BIOL2440Plant Biology
      BIOL2440 Plant Biology - 4 s.h.

      A survey of the major groups in the plant kingdom, including nonvascular plants, ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, and reproductive life cycles will be considered. In addition, plant growth and metabolism, algae, and fungi will be covered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1400, BIOL1500, or BIOL1520. Goal 1A +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BIOL3420Human Anatomy (3-2)
      BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100 or PHED1240. Goal 1A

    • BIOL3440Human Physiology (3-2)
      BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

    • CHEM1330Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry
      CHEM1330 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry, including a study of atoms, chemical bonding, types of chemical reactions (focusing on ones in the cell), solution chemistry, introduction of biological molecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids). This course is intended for students desiring a general education in chemistry, those majoring in nursing or allied health fields and those that need it to fulfill the chemistry requirement for fundamentals of cell biology and genetics course. Course will not count for credit in the Chemistry and/or Biology majors or minors. Prerequisite: MATH1280 or one year of high school algebra (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

    • CHEM1410General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab
      CHEM1410 General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

      General Chemistry I Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is intended to be the first university chemistry course for science majors. As such, it will be fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous experience in mathematics and science. Major areas to be covered include atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding, stoichiometric relationships, and chemical reactions. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisites: MATH1280 and CHEM1310 or one year of high school chemistry.

    • CHEM1420General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab
      CHEM1420 General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

      General Chemistry II Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is the continuation of CHEM1430. Students will gain a deeper understanding of basic chemical principles and will emphasize problem solving. It is fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous chemistry experience as well as mathematics and other science fields. Major areas to be covered include physical properties of solids, liquids, and solutions, intermolecular forces, energy changes in chemical reactions, thermodynamics, gas-phase equilibrium, and aqueous acid/base equilibrium. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisite: CHEM1410.

    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH2560 Nutrition
      HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    • HMSC4930Evidence Based Practice
      HMSC4930 Evidence Based Practice - 3 s.h.

      Presentation of introductory research methods. Application of evidence based practice through the use of various assessment tools to evaluate the quality and use of research as evidence. Pre-requisite: Junior Standing in a HMS major. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    • PHED1240Introduction to Movement Science
      PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science - 3 s.h.

      The emphasis will be on the development of ideal fundamental movement patterns primarily focused on the upper body and core developed through the principles of progression, variety and precision. We will emphasize the understanding and application of efficient progressions to simultaneously assess, reverse, and reduce injury by improving tissue health. We will accomplish this by asking why through the use of a comprehensive self assessment of proper mobility, ideal muscle balances, and functional movement patterns, and through the use of these assessments we will become skilled at preventative protocols, to arrest, reduce and eliminate unhealthy environments in our soft tissue with the ultimate goal to develop ideal fundamental movement patterns.

    • PHED1260Movement Science II
      PHED1260 Movement Science II - 3 s.h.

      A detailed view of the NASM Corrective Exercise Continuum with analysis of movement dysfunction and the principles applied to musculoskeletal function. The course examines the anatomy of full-body movement and function as it relates to activities of daily living, athletics, and exercise. Utilizing theory and practice based approaches, the course details functional movement impairments and application of restorative theory. Prerequisite: PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science.

    • PHED2120Motor Learning
      PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

    • PHED2260Introduction to Performance Training
      PHED2260 Introduction to Performance Training - 3 s.h.

      Theory and application of performance training to include flexibility, core, balance, plyometric, resistance, and power training. Using an integrated approach to performance students will explore programming and periodization for sport and human performance. Prerequisite: PHED1260 Movement Science II. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    • PHED3120Speed, Agility and Endurance
      PHED3120 Speed, Agility and Endurance - 3 s.h.

      Theory and practical application of running, jumping, directional change, stability and other related mobility skills designed to enhance on and off-the-ground performance.

    • PHED3130Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130)
      PHED3130 Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130) - 3 s.h.

      Analysis and application of psychological and sociological data related to the participation of the coach and the athlete in competitive sports programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

    • PHED3340Biomechanics
      PHED3340 Biomechanics - 3 s.h.

      A systematic study of the bones, joints, and muscles of the human body as well as internal external forces initiating and modifying movement. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3420 with a grade of "C" or higher. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)

    • PHED3410Theory of Coaching
      PHED3410 Theory of Coaching - 2 s.h.

      Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

    • PHED3420Practicum in Coaching
      PHED3420 Practicum in Coaching - 3-6 s.h.

      Field experience for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of coaching with highly qualified personnel in a selected sport. (Note - no one may participate with students on a team in Iowa PK-12 schools unless they hold a coaching authorization or endorsement.) Pre-/corequisite: PHED3410 Theory of Coaching.

    • PHED4360Physiology of Exercise
      PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise - 3 s.h.

      The principles and practices of energizing the human body for physical exercise. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3440 with a grade of "C" or better. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    • PHED4500Performance Enhancement Programming
      PHED4500 Performance Enhancement Programming - 3 s.h.

      Study of the variety of tools available to assess human performance. A broad range of instrumentation will be utilized. Prescriptive models will be studied and applied as a practical means of directing client performance training. Prerequisites: PHED1240 and PHED2260 with a "C" or better. Goal 4ab

    • PHED4725Practicum of Clinical Assessment
      PHED4725 Practicum of Clinical Assessment - 3 s.h.

      Practicum of Clinical Assessment is designed to allow students to apply appropriate dynamic and transitional movement assessments, strength and range of motion screening, and design and apply appropriate corrective exercises to various populations. Students will continue to incorporate and master skills learned in previous core coursework. Practical experience outside the scheduled classroom will be required. Pre- or Corequisite: PHED4500. Must pass with "C" or better.

    • PHED4726Practicum of Human Performance
      PHED4726 Practicum of Human Performance - 3 s.h.

      Practicum of Human Performance is designed to allow students to design and apply appropriate corrective exercises, and initiate fitness and performance enhancement programming for various populations. In addition, students will continue to incorporate and master skills learned in previous and concurrent coursework. Pre- or Corequisite: PHED4500. Must pass with "C" or better.

    • PHED4730Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning
      PHED4730 Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning - 3 s.h.

      Theory and application of advanced principles in programming periodization with in depth analysis of physiological adaptations from performance training. Completion of the course will prepare students for the NSCA CSCS certification. Prerequisite: PHED4500.

    • PHED4800Allied Health Internship
      PHED4800 Allied Health Internship - 3-6 s.h.

      Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student will acquire experience with qualified personnel in a selected agency with a focus on human and sport performance or applied health sciences. Areas may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, medical clinic, athletic training, fitness/strength and condition organization, and other as approved by the HMS internship coordinator. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

    • PHYS1410Elements of Physics I
      PHYS1410 Elements of Physics I - 4 s.h.

      An elementary physics course emphasizing the fundamental concepts associated with the physical universe. Topics include Newtonian mechanics, fluids, heat thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound. Designed to meet the needs of biology majors and students preparing for the medical profession and related fields. Prerequisites: Two years high school algebra and one year geometry; plane trigonometry recommended. Goal 1A

    • PHYS1420Elements of Physics II
      PHYS1420 Elements of Physics II - 4 s.h.

      A continuation of PHYS1410. Topics included are electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, light, relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: PHYS1410. Goal 1A

    • PSYC1300Introductory Psychology
      PSYC1300 Introductory Psychology - 3 s.h.

      An introductory survey of psychological methods and thoughts as they relate to human experience and behavior. Topics include the role of the central nervous system in mediating behavior, learning and memory, states of awareness, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders, and therapy. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    • PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
      PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

      The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • PSYC3310Social Psychology (also SOCI3310)
      PSYC3310 Social Psychology (also SOCI3310) - 3 s.h.

      The study of how people think, feel, and behave in social situations. Attention given to research and application to social perception, interaction, and influence. Prerequisite: SOCI1300 or PSYC1300 (grade of C or better). Goal 1C.

    • PSYC3380Abnormal Psychology
      PSYC3380 Abnormal Psychology - 3 s.h.

      A study of the disorders outlined in the current diagnostic statistical manual. Emphasis will be on etiology, symptoms, and methods of treatment. Prerequisite: Five semester hours in Psychology. Goal 1C

    • PSYC3390Cognitive Psychology
      PSYC3390 Cognitive Psychology - 3 s.h.

      Research and theory in areas of cognitive psychology, including attention; memory acquisition, storage, and retrieval; language comprehension; and problem solving. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.

    ATHT2500Medical Terminology ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries BIOL1520Fundamentals of Organismal Biology BIOL2100Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics (3-2) BIOL2440Plant Biology BIOL3420Human Anatomy (3-2) BIOL3440Human Physiology (3-2) CHEM1330Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry CHEM1410General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab CHEM1420General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab HLTH1100First Aid HLTH2560 Nutrition HMSC4930Evidence Based Practice PHED1240Introduction to Movement Science PHED1260Movement Science II PHED2120Motor Learning PHED2260Introduction to Performance Training PHED3120Speed, Agility and Endurance PHED3130Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130) PHED3340Biomechanics PHED3410Theory of Coaching PHED3420Practicum in Coaching PHED4360Physiology of Exercise PHED4500Performance Enhancement Programming PHED4725Practicum of Clinical Assessment PHED4726Practicum of Human Performance PHED4730Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning PHED4800Allied Health Internship PHYS1410Elements of Physics I PHYS1420Elements of Physics II PSYC1300Introductory Psychology PSYC2250Developmental Psychology PSYC3310Social Psychology (also SOCI3310) PSYC3380Abnormal Psychology PSYC3390Cognitive Psychology
    Course Descriptions
    ATHT2500 Medical Terminology - 2 s.h.

    A self-study, programmed-based opportunity to learn and understand medical terminology.

    ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

    Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

    BIOL1520 Fundamentals of Organismal Biology - 4 s.h.

    A comparative study of form and function across organisms, focusing on the various structures and strategies used by plants and animals to fulfill basic life needs. Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    BIOL2100 Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    A study of the various patterns and mechanisms of heredity, changes in the genetic material and the consequences of these genetic changes. The course will also give an introduction to cellular structures, macromolecules, and processes, including DNA replication, transcription, translation and cellular signaling. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1330, CHEM3410, or (CHEM1410 and CHEM1450). (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

    BIOL2440 Plant Biology - 4 s.h.

    A survey of the major groups in the plant kingdom, including nonvascular plants, ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Within each group, taxonomy, internal and external form, and reproductive life cycles will be considered. In addition, plant growth and metabolism, algae, and fungi will be covered. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL1400, BIOL1500, or BIOL1520. Goal 1A +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100 or PHED1240. Goal 1A

    BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

    CHEM1330 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry, including a study of atoms, chemical bonding, types of chemical reactions (focusing on ones in the cell), solution chemistry, introduction of biological molecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids). This course is intended for students desiring a general education in chemistry, those majoring in nursing or allied health fields and those that need it to fulfill the chemistry requirement for fundamentals of cell biology and genetics course. Course will not count for credit in the Chemistry and/or Biology majors or minors. Prerequisite: MATH1280 or one year of high school algebra (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

    CHEM1410 General Chemistry I Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

    General Chemistry I Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is intended to be the first university chemistry course for science majors. As such, it will be fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous experience in mathematics and science. Major areas to be covered include atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding, stoichiometric relationships, and chemical reactions. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisites: MATH1280 and CHEM1310 or one year of high school chemistry.

    CHEM1420 General Chemistry II Workshop with Lab - 4 s.h.

    General Chemistry II Workshop is appropriate for any student interested in developing a strong background in chemistry. It is the continuation of CHEM1430. Students will gain a deeper understanding of basic chemical principles and will emphasize problem solving. It is fairly rigorous and will draw upon previous chemistry experience as well as mathematics and other science fields. Major areas to be covered include physical properties of solids, liquids, and solutions, intermolecular forces, energy changes in chemical reactions, thermodynamics, gas-phase equilibrium, and aqueous acid/base equilibrium. Laboratory activities and experiments are closely related to concepts introduced in class discussions and will allow students to develop their laboratory skills. Good safety practices and experimental record keeping will be stressed. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and discussions in addition to homework assignments, individual/group study and preparation for exams. Prerequisite: CHEM1410.

    HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    HMSC4930 Evidence Based Practice - 3 s.h.

    Presentation of introductory research methods. Application of evidence based practice through the use of various assessment tools to evaluate the quality and use of research as evidence. Pre-requisite: Junior Standing in a HMS major. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science - 3 s.h.

    The emphasis will be on the development of ideal fundamental movement patterns primarily focused on the upper body and core developed through the principles of progression, variety and precision. We will emphasize the understanding and application of efficient progressions to simultaneously assess, reverse, and reduce injury by improving tissue health. We will accomplish this by asking why through the use of a comprehensive self assessment of proper mobility, ideal muscle balances, and functional movement patterns, and through the use of these assessments we will become skilled at preventative protocols, to arrest, reduce and eliminate unhealthy environments in our soft tissue with the ultimate goal to develop ideal fundamental movement patterns.

    PHED1260 Movement Science II - 3 s.h.

    A detailed view of the NASM Corrective Exercise Continuum with analysis of movement dysfunction and the principles applied to musculoskeletal function. The course examines the anatomy of full-body movement and function as it relates to activities of daily living, athletics, and exercise. Utilizing theory and practice based approaches, the course details functional movement impairments and application of restorative theory. Prerequisite: PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science.

    PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

    PHED2260 Introduction to Performance Training - 3 s.h.

    Theory and application of performance training to include flexibility, core, balance, plyometric, resistance, and power training. Using an integrated approach to performance students will explore programming and periodization for sport and human performance. Prerequisite: PHED1260 Movement Science II. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    PHED3120 Speed, Agility and Endurance - 3 s.h.

    Theory and practical application of running, jumping, directional change, stability and other related mobility skills designed to enhance on and off-the-ground performance.

    PHED3130 Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130) - 3 s.h.

    Analysis and application of psychological and sociological data related to the participation of the coach and the athlete in competitive sports programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

    PHED3340 Biomechanics - 3 s.h.

    A systematic study of the bones, joints, and muscles of the human body as well as internal external forces initiating and modifying movement. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3420 with a grade of "C" or higher. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)

    PHED3410 Theory of Coaching - 2 s.h.

    Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

    PHED3420 Practicum in Coaching - 3-6 s.h.

    Field experience for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of coaching with highly qualified personnel in a selected sport. (Note - no one may participate with students on a team in Iowa PK-12 schools unless they hold a coaching authorization or endorsement.) Pre-/corequisite: PHED3410 Theory of Coaching.

    PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise - 3 s.h.

    The principles and practices of energizing the human body for physical exercise. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3440 with a grade of "C" or better. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    PHED4500 Performance Enhancement Programming - 3 s.h.

    Study of the variety of tools available to assess human performance. A broad range of instrumentation will be utilized. Prescriptive models will be studied and applied as a practical means of directing client performance training. Prerequisites: PHED1240 and PHED2260 with a "C" or better. Goal 4ab

    PHED4725 Practicum of Clinical Assessment - 3 s.h.

    Practicum of Clinical Assessment is designed to allow students to apply appropriate dynamic and transitional movement assessments, strength and range of motion screening, and design and apply appropriate corrective exercises to various populations. Students will continue to incorporate and master skills learned in previous core coursework. Practical experience outside the scheduled classroom will be required. Pre- or Corequisite: PHED4500. Must pass with "C" or better.

    PHED4726 Practicum of Human Performance - 3 s.h.

    Practicum of Human Performance is designed to allow students to design and apply appropriate corrective exercises, and initiate fitness and performance enhancement programming for various populations. In addition, students will continue to incorporate and master skills learned in previous and concurrent coursework. Pre- or Corequisite: PHED4500. Must pass with "C" or better.

    PHED4730 Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning - 3 s.h.

    Theory and application of advanced principles in programming periodization with in depth analysis of physiological adaptations from performance training. Completion of the course will prepare students for the NSCA CSCS certification. Prerequisite: PHED4500.

    PHED4800 Allied Health Internship - 3-6 s.h.

    Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student will acquire experience with qualified personnel in a selected agency with a focus on human and sport performance or applied health sciences. Areas may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, medical clinic, athletic training, fitness/strength and condition organization, and other as approved by the HMS internship coordinator. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

    PHYS1410 Elements of Physics I - 4 s.h.

    An elementary physics course emphasizing the fundamental concepts associated with the physical universe. Topics include Newtonian mechanics, fluids, heat thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound. Designed to meet the needs of biology majors and students preparing for the medical profession and related fields. Prerequisites: Two years high school algebra and one year geometry; plane trigonometry recommended. Goal 1A

    PHYS1420 Elements of Physics II - 4 s.h.

    A continuation of PHYS1410. Topics included are electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, light, relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: PHYS1410. Goal 1A

    PSYC1300 Introductory Psychology - 3 s.h.

    An introductory survey of psychological methods and thoughts as they relate to human experience and behavior. Topics include the role of the central nervous system in mediating behavior, learning and memory, states of awareness, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders, and therapy. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

    The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    PSYC3310 Social Psychology (also SOCI3310) - 3 s.h.

    The study of how people think, feel, and behave in social situations. Attention given to research and application to social perception, interaction, and influence. Prerequisite: SOCI1300 or PSYC1300 (grade of C or better). Goal 1C.

    PSYC3380 Abnormal Psychology - 3 s.h.

    A study of the disorders outlined in the current diagnostic statistical manual. Emphasis will be on etiology, symptoms, and methods of treatment. Prerequisite: Five semester hours in Psychology. Goal 1C

    PSYC3390 Cognitive Psychology - 3 s.h.

    Research and theory in areas of cognitive psychology, including attention; memory acquisition, storage, and retrieval; language comprehension; and problem solving. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.