Aurora University

Physical Education (PED)

PED-5810-9  Selected Topics in Human Performance and Recreation  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Human Performance & Recreation not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

PED-6010  Research Methods in Exercise and Sport  (3 semester hours)  

This course reviews research methods, designs, data collection, statistical analysis, and data interpretation as it relates to sport and exercise settings. Emphasis will be placed on process of becoming an educated and critical consumer of published research. Students will also develop their ability to present research in area of exercise science via written and oral methods.

PED-6020  Nutrition for Sports Performance  (3 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide an advanced overview of the role of nutrient selection and timing in health, exercise, and sport performance. Specific focus will be placed on macronutrients, micronutrients, water requirements, nutritional supplements, and ergogenic aids

PED-6030  Applied Sports and Exercise Psychology  (3 semester hours)  

This course will focus on the implementation and application of psychological techniques within sport and exercise settings. Emphasis will be placed on current literature and emerging topics within the field that could change semester to semester based on current circumstances.

PED-6040  Management in Exercise and Sport  (3 semester hours)  

This course focuses on the analysis and application key organizational, administrative and managerial concepts as it applies to exercise settings. Students will explore topics related to human resources, facility management, finance, marketing, risk management, and legal issues.

PED-6100  Advanced Exercise Physiology  (3 semester hours)  

The course is an advanced analysis of the physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise training and how they impact health and performance. Focus will be placed on energy metabolism, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and pulmonary factors affecting aerobic and anaerobic performance in various environmental conditions.

Corequisite(s): PED-6110.
PED-6110  Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab  (3 semester hours)  

This course focuses on assessment and evaluation of physiological and sport function through a variety of testing techniques. Topics include cardiovascular and pulmonary function, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, speed and agility, power, and balance.

Corequisite(s): PED-6100.
PED-6220  Networking and Career Options in the Sports World  (3 semester hours)  

This course provides Plus One students with a brief introduction to the world of sport management and the types of career paths that one could pursue with a Sport Management degree. This course should give students a definitive direction for their future career choices. Students will begin the course with an overview of many of the largest industries that exist within the American sports world (agencies, professional sports, and college sports) as well as many of the various careers one may pursue in these industries (e.g., sales, marketing, finance, analytics, PR/communications, service, facility/event management, game operations, sponsorship, compliance, governance). During this time, students will meet with representatives from various teams, schools, and agencies to get first-hand knowledge of their jobs. The class culminates in a trip to Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN where students will have the opportunity to not only meet with sport professionals but also experience what it is like to work in the sports world in various capacities.

PED-6240  Sport Ticket Sales  (3 semester hours)  

This course provides Plus One graduate students with an opportunity to learn sales tactics commonly utilized in the sport industry and to gain actual experience selling. This class will teach students the skills needed to not only sell sport products but also represent themselves in the best way possible. The format of this course includes, but is not limited to, classroom lectures, selected readings, class activities, projects, and possible field trips to off-site locations. Student assessment in this course includes written exams, homework assignments, and experiential learning projects.

PED-6250  Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning  (3 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive and extensive analysis of strength and conditioning principles. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of various disciplines, such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition as it applies to sports performance.

PED-6260  Program Evaluation and Analysis  (3 semester hours)  

This course will focus on the applying evidence-based principles in the development of programs to improve athletic performance. Emphasis will be placed on evidenced-based practice in the areas of resistance training, endurance training, flexibility, reaction time, speed, and agility.

PED-6270  Applied Biomechanical Principles  (3 semester hours)  

The course is focused on using biomechanical methods to analyze and critic human movement. Specific focus will be placed on the laws and principles that govern human motion in sports and exercise settings. Students will be exposed to a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies used to evaluate and improve performance and reduce injury risk.

PED-6350  Advanced Exercise Assessment and Prescription  (3 semester hours)  

This course focuses on advanced principles of exercise assessment and prescription for normal, healthy individuals and special populations. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice and guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM).

Prerequisite(s): PED-6100.
PED-6360  Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology and ECG Interpretation  (3 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of normal and pathological cardiovascular physiology. Emphasis will be placed on cardiac physiology and electrocardiography as it relates to exercise and physical activity, as well as resting and exercising ECG interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): PED-6100.
PED-6370  Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology  (3 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide current and evidence-based recommendations in the area of prevention, management, and treatment of chronic diseases. Specific focus will be placed on the pathophysiology of disease states and the acute and chronic responses to exercise in those patients with cardiac, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases.

Prerequisite(s): PED-6100.
PED-6400  Exercise Physiology Graduate Internship  (3 semester hours)  

The capstone/internship is a culminating experience that allows students to apply knowledge and skills attained during their academic training through the completion of a comprehensive project or extensive work under the supervision of certified clinical or sports performance professional. Focus will be spent on building professional behaviors and attributes necessary in their chosen field. Must apply one term in advance through the exercise science program coordinator for site placement. Permission of instructor required. Students must complete a criminal background check and TB test. Additional requirements may be needed based on the clinical site requirements. (Cost incurred by student.)

PED-6430  Sport Partnership Marketing Sales  (3 semester hours)  

This course provides Plus One graduate students with an opportunity to develop skills related to and necessary for a role in sport sponsorship. Students will become familiar with a sport organization, utilize basic sales skills to prospect for potential organization sponsors, practice the research and presentation process related to sponsorship proposals, and will then demonstrate professionalism in an end-of-semester presentation highlighting the work put into the proposal itself.

PED-6450  Interdisciplinary Relationships in the Sports World  (3 semester hours)  

This course introduces Plus One graduate students to the important role that a head coach and athletic administrator will play in an interdisciplinary setting specific to higher education. With an emphasis on collaboration and partnerships, students will be exposed to both the micro and macro impact of the interdisciplinary relationships on a college campus.

PED-6810-9  Selected Topics in Human Performance and Recreation  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Human Performance & Recreation not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.