Courses by Department

Interdepartmental and Technical Courses

Interdepartmental Graduate
  • HPER-G 599 Thesis Research (0 cr.)
  • HPER-G 901 Advanced Research (6 cr.)
Interdepartmental and Technical
  • HPER-T 580 Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry in Public Health Research (3 cr.) This course provides an overview of origins and philosophies behind various techniques in qualitative public health research.  Topics include: Life History and Narratives, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Ethnography, Case Study, and Focus Group. Research question formulation, data collection techniques, as well as methods in analyzing qualitative data are addressed
  • HPER-T 590 Introduction to Research in Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (3 cr.) Methods and techniques of research; potential and completed problems analyzed with view to selection of topics; standards for writing research papers.
  • HPER-T 591 Introduction to Statistics in Public Health (3 cr.) An applied approach to the collection, organization, analyses and interpretation of data pertinent to public health and vital statistics is outlined. The application of statistical and biostatistical methods to public health is explained.
  • HPER-T 592 Intermediate Statistics in Public Health (3 cr.) This course covers fundamental statistical techniques and data analytical approaches that are commonly used in public health research. It has been designed to prepare graduate students to take advanced statistics courses and to help graduate students become independent researchers.
  • HPER-T 593 Public Relations (3 cr.)

    Principles of public relations, human relations, identification, and analysis of publics, problem solving, and techniques in communication media.

  • HPER-T 594 Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.) Sources of revenue and budgetary procedures for public leisure service agencies. Fund management, financial analysis, purchasing, contractual agreements, and other fiscal concerns.
  • HPER-T 595 Construction and Analysis of Achievement Tests in Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (3 cr.) Principles of construction, selection, interpretation of written achievement tests in health and safety, physical education and recreation, and other evaluative procedures; analysis of standardized tests. Project required to apply principles involved.
  • HPER-T 693 Experimental Analysis and Design (3 cr.) P: HPER-T 592 with a grade of B or better. Principles and resources for designing and analyzing experiments using ANOVA models. Includes between and within subjects designs, factorial arrangements and nested designs, analysis of covariance, trends, statistical power and effect size. Incorporates computer programs.
  • HPER-T 694 Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3 cr.) P: HPER-T 592. Multivariate statistical techniques and analytical procedures commonly used in applied research. The topics include matrix algebra, data screening. Multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, discriminant function analysis, logistic regression, and principle components and factor analysis.

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