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Graduate Program Handbook




   Department of Exercise and Sport Science
                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS
East Carolina University…………………………………………………………………………. 01
Department Of Exercise and Sport Science………………………………………………….. 01
    Departmental Mission Statement…………………………………………………………. 01
    Departmental Goals…………………………………………………………………………. 01
Overview of Graduate Concentrations in Exercise and Sport Science……………………… 01
         Master’s Degree Concentrations……………………………………………………….. 02
         Doctoral Degree Concentration………………………………………………………… 03
Graduate Faculty……………………………………………..………………………………….. 03
EXSS Graduate Course Descriptions………………………………..………………………… 05
Projected Graduate Course Schedule………………………………………..……………….. 10
Alternative Licensure/Lateral Entry (NC) Licensure………………………………………….. 11
Graduate Assistantships………………………………………………………………………… 11
Graduate Policies………………………………………………………………………..………. 11
         Transfer Credits………………….………………………..…………………………… 12
         Nondegree Admission……………………………………………..…………………… 12
         Policies Governing Graduate Assistantships………………………………………… 13
         Establishment of N. C. Resident Status……………………………………………… 13
         Academic Integrity…………………………………………………………………….. 15
         Comprehensive Examination………………………………………………………….. 16
             Master’s Degree……………….……………………………………………………. 16
             Doctoral Degree…………………….………………………………………………. 17
         Independent Study……………………………………………………………………… 17
         Proposed Program of Study…………………………………………………………… 17
         Required Course Substitution…………………………………………………………. 18
         College of HHP Master’s Hooding Policy……………………………………………. 18
         College of HHP Graduate Student Appeal Policy…………………………………… 18
         East Carolina University Graduate Policy Documents……………………………… 19
HHP Graduate Student Organizations………………………………………………………….. 19
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action………………………………………………………….. 19
Information Contacts…………….……………………………………………………………… 20
Appendices……………………………………………………………………………………… 21
    Independent Study Request Form…………………………………..…………………… 22
    Non-degree Coursework Conversion Request Form………………..…………………. 23
    Transfer Coursework Request…………………………………………..……………….. 24
    Dissertation/Thesis Topic Approval Form………………………………..………………. 26
    Thesis-Nonthesis Change Petition………………………………………………………. 27
    Master’s Comprehensive Examination Application……………………..……………..        28
    Annual Progress Report for Master’s Student………………………………………….. 29
    Annual Progress Report for Doctoral Student………………………………………….           33
    Graduate Evaluation of Degree Program…………………………………..…………… 40
    Master’s Program of Study Planning Forms………………………………..…………..           43
         Adapted Physical Education………………………………………………..……….. 43
         Biomechanics………………………………………………………………………….                         46
         Exercise Physiology…………………………………………………………………..                    48
         Physical Activity Promotion……………………………………………………….…                50
         Physical Education Pedagogy……………………………………………………...                52
         Sport Management…………………………….………………………………….….. 56
    Doctoral Program of Study Planning Form………………………………………….…              58
         Bioenergetics and Exercise Science………………………………………………              58
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                                     EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

East Carolina University is the third largest university in the University of North Carolina system.
Enrollment is approximately 24,000 students, including approximately 4,000 graduate students. The
university includes six academic colleges, The Thomas Harriott College of Arts and Sciences, the Brody
School of Medicine and the Graduate School. The campus is located in Greenville, North Carolina, a city
of 60,000, which is the business, cultural, educational and medical hub of eastern North Carolina. East
Carolina University is within a two-hour drive of Raleigh, the state capital, and Atlantic Coast beaches.

                      THE DEPARTMENT OF EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science at East Carolina University is dedicated to excellence in
teaching, research and service. The graduate faculty members in the Department are scholars of the
highest caliber with national and international reputations in their areas of specialization. The quality and
dedication of the faculty combined with excellent laboratories and libraries result in an outstanding
environment for the pursuit of graduate studies. Departmental research facilities include the: Activity
Promotion Laboratory, Biomechanics Laboratory, Developmental Motor Laboratory, Human Performance
Laboratory, Microcomputing Laboratory, and Teacher Analysis Laboratory. In addition to the Department
of Exercise and Sport Science, exceptional interdisciplinary research and study opportunities exist with
the Brody School of Medicine, School of Allied Health and other units on campus.


                                    Departmental Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science is to achieve excellence in teaching,
research/creative activity, and service in the broad areas of physical activity and movement behavior.
The department prepares students for professional careers as well as graduate studies in physical activity
and fitness, physical education, coaching, exercise physiology, and other health professions. A number
of specialized options are available for both undergraduate and graduate students in the baccalaureate,
master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Departmental Goals

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science commits itself to:

       Promoting a comprehensive and quality curriculum
       Ensuring effectiveness in teaching by continuing staff development and education and by
        recruiting highly qualified faculty
       Encouraging public and professional service on the state, regional and national levels
       Recruiting and retaining highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students


                Overview of Graduate Concentrations in Exercise and Sport Science

Six Master's Degree concentrations and one Doctoral concentration are offered in the Department of
Exercise and Sport Science. Each concentration prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in their
prospective fields. A minimum of 36 semester hours is required for all Master’s concentrations while the
Doctoral Concentration requires 69 semester hours.
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Master’s Degree Concentrations

Adapted Physical Education Concentration

The Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed.) with a concentration in adapted
physical education are offered. A 36 semester hour competency-based approach combining theoretical
constructs and practical application of physical activity instruction for children and adults with disabilities
is employed. Numerous practical opportunities provide substantial experience with a variety of individuals
with disabling conditions, including attention deficit disorder, autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation,
orthopedic/sensory impairments, and specific learning disabilities. A practicum is required. Adapted
Physical Education concentration graduates are prepared to: develop individualized education programs,
provide direct services including instruction, develop and implement adapted physical education
programs to meet the unique needs of students who cannot safely or successfully participate in regular
physical education, assess motor skills of individuals with disabilities, provide consultation to regular
physical educators, and develop sports programs for children and adults with disabilities. Adapted
physical education concentration graduates are employed in institutions, school districts, sports
organizations, rehabilitation centers, community recreation departments, special education centers, and
colleges and universities.

Biomechanics Concentration

The Biomechanics concentration leads to a Master of Science (M.S.). The 36 semester hour
concentration offers both a thesis and nonthesis option. The Biomechanics Laboratory is housed on the
third floor of the Ward Sports Medicine building. The Laboratory is equipped with Peak Technologies as
well as Qualisys motion analysis systems, force platforms, telemetric electromyography, computerized
dynamometers, and several high-end microcomputers. Students in the Biomechanics concentration
contribute to research projects in gait analysis, muscle mechanics, and neuromechanics. Research
involves healthy young and old subjects, as well as individuals with motor impairments. The
biomechanics MS concentration prepares students for employment in exercise science, clinical gait
laboratories, medical facilities, ergonomics centers or for further studies in medicine, physical therapy,
and other allied health disciplines.

Exercise Physiology Concentration

This 36-semester hour concentration leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. Both a thesis and
nonthesis option is offered. The Exercise Physiology concentration provides the theoretical, research,
and clinical experiences needed for employment in corporate, private, or hospital-based fitness and
wellness programs. This course of study also prepares students for admission to advanced studies (i.e.,
PT, OT, PhD, and MD). Four to eight students are admitted annually to this two-year program, which
includes a core of required courses in exercise physiology, research, and biostatistics. Students choose
six semester hours of electives to complement their focus in applied fitness or research. Students
typically gain experience working as research assistants in the Human Performance Laboratory. Exercise
Physiology concentration graduates are prepared to: pursue advanced degrees in exercise or biomedical
science, conduct graded exercise tests, design exercise programs for healthy and diseased populations,
work as research associates in laboratory or academic settings, and organize and administer adult and
corporate fitness programs. Graduates are employed in colleges and universities, adult fitness centers
(public, private, and corporate), medical centers and private business.

Physical Activity Promotion Concentration

The Physical Activity Promotion concentration offers a Master of Science (M.S.) with a thesis or nonthesis
option. Physical Activity Promotion students acquire an understanding of the measurement,
determinants, and outcomes of physical activity. The major focus of the program is on promotion of
lifestyle physical activity in children, adults, ad older adults in a variety of settings. Graduates of the
program are well prepared to continue graduate study in epidemiology or measurement of physical
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activity and to work in settings where they develop and deliver policy regarding physical activity, manage
physical activity facilities, or promote physical active lifestyles with non-clinical population.

Physical Education Pedagogy Concentration

The Physical Education Pedagogy concentration offers both the Master of Science (M.S.) (thesis and
nonthesis), or Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed.) degrees. All programs of study are 36 semester
hours. Physical education pedagogy focuses on enhancement of the craft of teaching through self-
analysis, reflective teaching, and the development of supervisory skills. Research related to teaching,
student learning, and supervision in schools is examined. Physical Education Pedagogy concentration
graduates are prepared to: develop quality physical education curricula, serve as a role model for
teachers, supervise student teachers, develop innovative physical activity curricula, assist in conducting
classroom observation and research, and pursue doctoral studies. Physical Education Pedagogy
concentration graduates are employed as teachers in community colleges and universities, supervisors of
physical educational instructional programs, and master teachers with advanced certification.

Sport Management Concentration

The Sport Management concentration leads to a Master of Science (M.S.) with both thesis and non-thesis
options. Both degree options utilize a 36-semester hour interdisciplinary course of study. The sport
management program is accredited/approved by the Sport management Program Council (SMPRC).
This degree prepares graduates for managerial positions in athletics and physical education at the
secondary school, college and university levels, as well as in the private sector, including professional
sports organizations. Sport Management concentration graduates are prepared to: manage the fiscal
aspects of organizations, plan and develop physical education and athletic programs, oversee
maintenance of facilities, manage personnel in physical education and athletic programs, lead fund-
raising promotions and marketing efforts. Athletic and Physical Education Administration concentration
graduates are employed in high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports organizations, and
community recreation departments.


Doctoral Degree Concentration

Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Concentration
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Concentration is an
interdisciplinary degree in that students take coursework and perform research in the Department of
Exercise and Sport Science and in the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry in the Brody School
of Medicine. This degree emphasizes the role of energy transportation under varying metabolic
conditions such as rest, differing intensities of exercise and work, and pathological states such as
diabetes, obesity, and other diseases. Doctoral students are involved in Human Performance Laboratory
research and service programs. The Concentration prepares graduates for employment in academic or
corporate settings in the fields of bioenergetics, exercise physiology, biochemistry, or physiology.


                                            Graduate Faculty

Exercise and Sport Science graduate faculty by rank, terminal degree, institution, area of specialization
and primary research interest include:

Stacey Altman (JD, University of Alabama). Minges 176, 252/ 328-2973; AltmanS@ecu.edu
Sport Management, Legal Aspects of Exercise & Sport Science

Boni B. Boswell (PhD, Texas Woman’s University). Minges-155, 252/ 328-0007; boswellb@ecu.edu,
Adapted Physical Education, Dance, Motor Development
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Ronald N. Cortright (PhD, Kent State University) Ward Sports Medicine Building-378; 252/737-4678;
cortrightr@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Kathy Davis (PhD, Temple University) Minges-154; 252/328-5266; daviska@ecu.edu, Physical
Education Teacher Education, Prevention of Pediatric Obesity, Curriculum & Instruction

James T. Decker (PhD, The Ohio State University) Minges-175; 252/328-0001; deckerj@ecu.edu,
Adapted Physical Education and Sport, Graduate Studies

Paul DeVita (PhD, University of Oregon) Ward Sports Medicine Building-332; 252/737-4563;
devitap@ecu.edu, Biomechanics, Neurological Mechanisms of Ageing

Katrina DuBose (PhD, University of South Carolina) Minges 153; 252/328-0007; dubosek@ecu.edu,
Physical Activity Epidemiology

Dana Espinosa (PhD, Texas Woman’s University) Minges 152, 252/328-2976; EspinosaD@ecu.edu,
Physical Education Pedagogy

Peter Farrell (PhD, University of Arizona) Christenbury 103, (252/328-2634, FarrellP@ecu.edu, Exercise
Physiology

Timothy P. Gavin (PhD, Indiana University) Ward Sports Medicine Building-371A; 252/328-4684;
gavint@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Scott Gordon (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) Ward Sports Medicine Building 388, 252/737-2879.
gordons@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology.

Jimmie R. Grimsley (EdD, University of Georgia) Minges-A-13; 252/328-1997, grimsleyj@ecu.edu.
Teacher Preparation, Coaching

Robert Hickner (PhD, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) Ward Sports Medicine Building-
379; 252/737-4677; hicknerr@ecu.edu., Exercise Physiology

Tibor Hortobagyi (PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Ward Sports Medicine Bullding-332A;
252/737-4564; hortobagyit@ecu.edu., Biomechanics, Muscle Mechanics, Aging

Joseph A. Houmard (PhD, Ball State University) Ward Sports Medicine Building-380; 252/737-4617;
houmardj@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Kandy Houmard (MA, Ball State University) FITT Building 109; 252/737-1291; houmardk@ecu.edu,
Clinical Exercise Evaluation and Assessment

Tina Karvinen (PhD, university of Alberta) Minges Coliseum-173; 252/328-5193; karvinenk@ecu.edu,
Exercise and cancer, Quality of Life, Lifestyle Interventions

Bomna Ko (MA, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea) Minges Coliseum-174; 252/328-0017;
kob@ecu.edu, Physical Education Teacher Education

Matthew T. Mahar (EdD, University of Houston). Minges-101; 252/ 328-0008; maharm@ecu.edu
Physical Activity Promotion, Measurement and Evaluation, Youth Physical Activity and Fitness

Michael R. McCammon (MA, East Carolina University) FITT Building-105; 252/737-1273;
mccammonm@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Kerry McIver (MA, East Carolina University) Minges 160; 252/737-1759; mciverK@ecu.edu, Exercise
Physiology
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Mark Moore (PhD, University of Pittsburgh) Minges 150, 252/328-4635, MooreM@ecu.edu, Sport
Management and Marketing

Nicholas P. Murray (PhD, University of Florida) Minges Coliseum 166; 252/737-2997;
murrayn@ecu.edu, Motor Learning and Control

Darrell Neufer PhD, (East Carolina University) Brody 6W39, 252/744-2780, NeuferP@ecu.edu
Bioenergetics

Tom Raedeke (PhD, University of Oregon) Minges 172, 252/328-0005, raedeket@ecu.edu, Social
Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Melanie Sartore (PhD, Texas A & N University) Minges 1A20, 252/328-4643, satore@ecu.edu, Sport
Management, Sociology of Sport

Charles Tanner (MA, East Carolina University) Ward 363B, tannerc@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Donghai Zheng (PhD, East Carolina University) Brody 3E57, 252/744-3465, zhengd@ecu.edu,
Bioenergetics and Exercise Science

Stacey Altman (J. D., University of Alabama) Associate Graduate Faculty. Minges 151, 252/ 328-2973;
AltmanS@ecu.edu, Sport Management, Legal Aspects of Exercise & Sport Science

Boni B. Boswell (Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University). Graduate Faculty, Minges-153, 252/ 328-0007;
boswellb@ecu.edu, Adapted Physical Education, Dance, Motor Development

Ronald N. Cortright,(Ph.D., Kent State University) Graduate Faculty, Ward Sports Medicine Building-
371; 252/328-4678; cortrightr@ecu.edu., Exercise Physiology

Kathy Davis (Ph.D., Temple University) Graduate Teaching Faculty, Minges 154; 252328-5266;
daviska@ecu.edu. Physical Education Teacher Education, Diversity and Gender Issues, Obesity

James T. Decker (Ph.D., Ohio State University) Graduate Faculty, Minges-168; 252/328-0001;
deckerj@ecu.edu. Adapted Physical Education and Sport, Graduate Studies

Paul DeVita (Ph.D., University of Oregon) Graduate Faculty, Ward Sports Medicine Building-250;
252/328-4563; devitap@ecu.edu., Biomechanics, Neurological Mechanisms of Ageing

Katrina DuBose (Ph.D., University of South Carolina) Graduate Teaching Faculty, Minges 153;
252/328-0007; dubosek@ecu.edu., Physical Activity Epidemiology

Dana Espinosa (Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University) Associate Graduate Faculty, Minges 171, 252/328-
2976; EspinosaD@ecu.edu., Physical Education Pedagogy

Peter Farrell (Ph.D., University of Arizona) Graduate Faculty, Minges 176, (252/328-4632,
FarrellP@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Timothy P. Gavin (Ph.D., Indiana University) Associate Graduate Faculty, Ward Sports Medicine
Building-374; 252/328-4684; gavint@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Scott Gordon, (Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University).Associate Graduate Faculty, Ward Sports
Medicine Building 371, (252/328-4688. gordons@ecu.edu), Exercise Physiology.
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Robert Hickner (Ph.D., The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) Graduate Faculty, Ward Sports
Medicine Building-379; 252/328-4677; hicknerr@ecu.edu., Exercise Physiology

Tibor Hortobagyi (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) graduate Faculty, Ward Sports
Medicine Bullding-332A; 252/328-4564; hortobagyit@ecu.edu., Biomechanics, Muscle Mechanics, Aging

Joseph A. Houmard (Ph.D., Ball State University) Graduate Faculty, Ward Sports Medicine Building-
371; 252/328-4617; houmardj@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Kandy Houmard (M.A. Ball State University) Graduate Teaching Faculty, Ward Sports Medicine Building
363C, 252/328-0015, houmardk@ecu.edu., Cardiac Rehabilitation, Exercise Physiology

Kristina Karvinen (Ph.D. University of Alberta) Graduate Teaching Faculty, Minges 173, 252/328-5193,
karvinenk@ecu.edu, Physical Activity Psychology, Cancer Survivors, Quality of Life Issues

Matthew T. Mahar (Ed.D., University of Houston). Graduate Faculty, Minges-101; 252/ 328-0008;
maharm@ecu.edu Physical Activity Promotion, Measurement and Evaluation, Youth Physical Activity
and Fitness

Michael R. McCammon (M.A., East Carolina University) Graduate Teaching Faculty, Ward Sports
Medicine Building-388; 252/328-4679; mccammonm@ecu.edu, Exercise Physiology

Mark Moore (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) Associate Graduate Faculty, Minges 150, 252/328-4635,
MooreM@ecu.edu, Sport Management and Marketing

Nicholas P. Murray (Ph.D. University of Florida) Associate Graduate Faculty, Ward 371; 252/328-2997;
murrayn@ecu.edu Motor Learning and Control

Darrell Neufer (Ph.D. East Carolina University) Associate Graduate Faculty, Brody 6W39, 252/744-2780,
Bioenergetics

Tom Raedeke (Ph.D. University of Oregon) Graduate Faculty, FITT Building 107, raedeket@ecu.edu,
Social Psychology, of Sport and Exercise

Melanie Sartore (Ph.D. Texas A&M University) Graduate Teaching Faculty, Minges 160, 252/328-4643,
satorem@ecu.edu, Sport Management, Diversity in Sport, Human Resource Management

                                 EXSS Graduate Course Descriptions

5020. Exercise Adherence (3) P: PSYC 1000; P/C: EXSS 4806; HHP major or minor or consent of
instructor. Personal and situational factors which result in adherence to an exercise program. Focus on
application of strategies for improving adherence.

5278. Advanced SCUBA Diving (3) 2 lecture and 3 lab hours per week. P: Satisfactory performance on
the NAUI Swimming Test; EXSS 2278 or consent of instructor; a notarized statement releasing the
instructor and the university from all liability; a satisfactory medical history and medical examination.
Variety of safe diving experiences under controlled conditions beyond basic open water diving levels.

5303. Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Developmental, Emotional, and Learning
Disabilities (3) 2 lecture and 3 field work hours per week. P: EXSS 3545 or 3546; SPED 5101; or
consent of instructor. For physical educators, special educators, therapeutic recreation specialists, and
others concerned with providing physical activity programs to individuals with developmental, emotional,
or learning disabilities.
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5305. Motor Development (3) P: EXSS 2800 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Applies motor
development theory and techniques to numerous settings. Descriptions of changes in movement patterns
and skills and examination of underlying processes which influence these changes.

5800. Physical Activity and Aging (3) P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor. Role of physical activity
and exercise in enhancing quality of life and remediating normal aging deficits and age-related disease.
Includes physiological, cognitive, and affective perspectives.

5903. Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Sensory
Impairments (3) 2 lecture and 3 field work hours per week. P: BIOL 2130 or equivalent. For physical
educators, special educators, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others concerned with providing
physical activity programs to individuals with orthopedic, neurologic, and sensory impairments.

5904. Methods in Adaptive Aquatics (2) 1 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: Advanced lifesaving
certification. Swimming techniques as adapted for individuals with acute and chronic disabling conditions.

6001. Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3) Administrative process in physical
education and athletics from elementary school through college.

6005. Intramural and Extramural Activities for Schools and Colleges (3) Philosophy, organization,
and administration of intramural and recreational sports and activities.

6101. Technology and Assessment for Physical Education Teacher Education (3) Technology and
assessment strategies to support physical education instruction and assessment in K-12 settings.

6102. History and Philosophy of Sport (3) History of ideas that have defined sport from ancient times to
present. Emphasis on mind/body relationships, types of knowledge, and right behavior.

6104. Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education (3) Methods of physical education curriculum
model delivery that integrate short and long-term planning with creative and effective teaching practices.

6105. Instruction in Physical Education (3) Pedagogical knowledge and research integrated with motor
development and motor learning content for studying effective teaching practices in physical education.

6106. Contemporary Sport (3) Intensive study of amateur, educational, international, and professional
sport in the contemporary world.

6108. Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3) P/C: EXSS 6104. Teaching behavior analysis
related to class management, student activity levels, skill feedback, and verbal and nonverbal interactions
through the use of systematic and informal observation techniques.

6109. Clinical Supervision in Physical Education (3) P/C: EXSS 6104. Application of the clinical
supervision model for teacher development in physical education.

6110. Professional Issues in Physical Education Teacher Education (3) Current issues and trends in
contemporary K-12 physical education teacher education.

6115. Physical Activity and Public Health (3) P: Admission to a graduate degree program in the
College of Health and Human Performance, MPH graduate program, or consent of instructor.
Examination of physical activity and its role in health status and public health, emphasizing the chronic
effects of exercise.

6131. Management and Leadership in Sport (3) Examines management responsibilities in sport
organizations. Topics include organizational effectiveness and organizational behavior theory, personnel
management, and facility planning and design.
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6132. Legal Aspects of Sport Management (3) Tort liability, product liability, contract law, antitrust, and
administrative and constitutional claims as they apply to sport.

6133. Sport Marketing and Public Relations (3) Consumer behavior trends and contemporary
marketing principles related to sporting events of various competitive levels, public and private sport
organizations, and sport equipment and products. Historical overview of sport marketing.

6136. Financial Management in Sport (3) Financial management, planning, and budgetary components
of sports industry.

6200. Biomechanics (3) 2 classroom and 2 lab hours per week. P: Admission to HHP graduate program;
EXSS 3850 or equivalent. Basic principles of mechanics as applied to human movement. Introduces
measurement of kinematic and kinetic variables inherent in human motion.

6201. Advanced Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science (3) Applies
measurement theory to assessment techniques in exercise and sport science. Measurement research in
exercise and sport science, basic statistical analyses, and practical computer applications and methods to
assess test validity and reliability.

6202. Motor Learning (3) In-depth study of theories, concepts, and principles of motor skill acquisition
applied to teaching, coaching, and therapeutic settings.

6204. Techniques of Biomechanical Assessment (3) 1 classroom and 6 lab hours per week. P: EXSS
6200 or consent of instructor. Basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques in measurement of
biomechanical variables through use of videography, cinematography, force platforms, transducers, and
electromyography (EMG).

6205. Clinical Exercise Testing (2) Theory and skills development in clinical exercise testing.

6206. Clinical Exercise Assessment (1) P: EXSS 6205. Applied clinical assessment, EKG
interpretation, and exercise prescription.

6207. Physiology of Exercise (3) Individual and group study and experiences. Physiological responses
to exercise. Emphasis on effects of physical training and other factors that affect physical performance.

6208. Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3) P: EXSS 6207. Current topics in cardiopulmonary physiology as
related to clinical and basic science aspects of exercise science. Topics include cardiopulmonary
anatomy and function, ECG basics and interpretation, cardiovascular pharmacology, metabolic
evaluation/ assessment/programming during exercise, and other issues related to clinical exercise
science.

6209. Advanced Exercise Prescription (3) P: EXSS 6208. Applies basic physiological principles in
prescription of exercise and administration of training programs for individuals of differing age, health
status, and occupational status. Emphasis on design of safe and effective programs of physical activity.
Utilizes sound principles of exercise prescription in relation to probable professional and clinical
experiences.

6210. Theory and Techniques in Bioenergetics (3) Lab and lectures. P: Exercise physiology or
physiology course; consent of instructor. In-depth description and theoretical constructs of procedures
used in bioenergetics research and clinical settings.

6212. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Procedures (3) Formerly EXSS 7212 P:
EXSS 6208. Clinical experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and theories and rationale for
diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures.
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6300. Research Techniques in Exercise and Sport Science (2) C: EXSS 6301. Preparation to design,
conduct and report research. Emphasis on planning research, utilizing research methods, and interpreting
data.

6301. Research Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science (1) C: EXSS 6300. Preparation to develop
and write research proposals and reports.

6323. Advanced Middle and High School Instruction in Physical Education (3) Advanced teaching
theories and methodology in secondary school physical education settings that support student learning
and assessment.

6401. Assessment of Physical Activity and Fitness (3) Methods to assess physical activity and fitness,
understanding of determinants of physical activity, and relationship of physical activity and fitness to
health.

6440. Physical Activity Psychology (3) P: EXSS 6300, 6301; or consent of instructor. Examines
relationship between psychological processes and physical activity and fitness behaviors. Primary focus
on influence of social psychological factors on physical activity participation and impact of physical activity
participation on psychological outcomes.

6445. Sport Psychology (3) Same as PSYC 6445 P: Consent of instructor. Seminar. Theories and
psychological principles that may influence sport involvement and performance. Emphasis on practical
application of psychology in order to improve quality of performance and meaningfulness of participation.

6500, 6501. Independent Study (1-3, 1-3) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. Current research
topics in exercise and sport science.

6600. Seminar in Physical Activity Instruction (1) May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. P:
Admission into EXSS graduate program or consent of instructor. Physical activity instruction in various
settings and with diverse learners. Special attention to college and university settings. Emphasis on
reflective teaching and improvement of instructional design, implementation, and evaluation.

6650. Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science (1) May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. P:
Consent of instructor. Reviews recent research in EXSS. Emphasis on areas of adapted physical
education, biomechanics, exercise physiology, pedagogy, physical activity promotion, and sport
management.

6801, 6802, 6803. Special Topics in Exercise and Sport Science (1,2,3) May be repeated. May count
a maximum of 6. s.h. P: Graduate standing in EXSS. New or advanced topics.

6990, 6991. Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science (1,2) Students are assigned to an on- or off-
campus mentor to gain fieldwork and/or research experience. Emphasis is placed on the application of
theory into practice.

6992. Exercise and Sport Science Internship (3,6) P: Consent of screening committee. On-site
visitation and on-the-job training with fitness/health management leaders/directors in industry/health club
and other approved agencies.

6994. Culminating Research Project (3) P: EXSS 6300, 6301; or consent of instructor. Independent
research culminating with written report and oral examination.

7000. Thesis (3) May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.

7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1) May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students
conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
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7002. Nutrition and Exercise (3) (S) Formerly EXSS 5001 P: Consent of instructor. Relationship of
basic nutrition principles to sport and physical activity.

7004. Research Ethics for a Complex World (2) Same as GRAD 7004 P: Current enrollment in EXSS
master’s or bioenergetics doctoral program. Introductory graduate course. Case studies, readings, policy
review, assignments, and discussions with guest faculty examine areas of ethical concern for
researchers. Areas include scientific misconduct, conflict of interest, abusive mentoring, improper
authorship practices, protection of human participants, animal subjects of research, and others.

7211. Bioenergetics (4) Formerly EXSS 6211 P: Graduate exercise physiology or cell physiology
course and consent of instructor. Concise summary of bioenergetics using cellular and subcellular
approaches. Focus on metabolic perturbations evident with exercise and disease and interactions
between the two.

7220. Muscle Physiology (3) P: Graduate cell or systems physiology, graduate exercise physiology, or
consent of instructor. Physiology of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle at cellular and whole-organ
level. Topics include muscle development, detailed anatomy/physiology, structure-function relationships,
nerve-muscle interactions, pathophysiology, and muscle plasticity with exercise training, disuse, aging,
and damage/regeneration.

7335. Seminar in Bioenergetics (1) Formerly EXSS 6335 May be repeated. May count a maximum of 4
s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Critique of current bioenergetics literature.

8310. Pedagogy in Bioenergetics (3) P: Master’s degree in bioenergetics or related field. Fundamentals
in teaching in area of bioenergetics, including instruction in course development, syllabus construction,
lecture preparation, examination preparation, and grading. Students involved in teaching lecture and lab
for EXSS 3805, Physiology of Exercise.

8330. Introduction to Research (3) Formerly EXSS 6330 May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6
s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Student assigned to faculty preceptor. Opportunity to learn design of
experimental protocols and to collaborate in some aspects of preceptor’s program.

8331, 8332, 8333, 8334, 8335, 8336. Advanced Topics in Bioenergetics (1-6) May be repeated for a
maximum of 12 s.h. P: EXSS 7211 and consent of chair.

9000. Dissertation (3-12) May be repeated. May count maximum of 27 s.h.

9001. Dissertation Summer Research (1) May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree.
Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.
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                                 Projected Graduate Course Schedule

It is anticipated that EXSS graduate courses will be offered according to the projected schedule below.
However, this schedule is subject to change depending on such factors as enrollment, faculty availability
and funding. In all cases students should consult the current ECU course registration bulletin.

Course        Projected Schedule Rotation
EXSS 5020     Fall, Spring & Summer II every year
EXSS 5278     Fall every year
EXSS 5303     Fall, Spring & Summer I every year
EXSS 5305     Spring odd years
EXSS 5800     Fall, Spring & Summer II every year
EXSS 5903     Fall every year
EXSS 5904     Fall every year
EXSS 6001
EXSS 6005
EXSS 6101     Fall every year
EXSS 6102     Summer II every year
EXSS 6104     Fall every year
EXSS 6105     Spring every year
EXSS 6106     Summer I every year
EXSS 6108     Fall every year
EXSS 6109     Spring every year
EXSS 6110     Spring every year
EXSS 6115     Fall every year
EXSS 6131     Fall every year
EXSS 6132     Spring every year
EXSS 6133     Spring every year
EXSS 6136     Spring every year
EXSS 6200     Spring every year
EXSS 6201     Spring every year
EXSS 6202     Summer II every year
EXSS 6204     Fall every year
EXSS 6205     Fall every year
EXSS 6206     Spring every year
EXSS 6207     Fall every year
EXSS 6208     Fall every year
EXSS 6209     Spring every year
EXSS 6210     Fall every year
EXSS 6300     Fall every year
EXSS 6301     Fall every year
EXSS 6323     Fall every year
EXSS 6401     Fall every year
EXSS 6440     Spring every year
EXSS 6445     Spring every year
EXSS 6500     All semesters & Summer Sessions
EXSS 6501     All semesters & Summer Sessions
EXSS 6600     TBA
EXSS 6650     TBA
EXSS 6801     TBA
EXSS 6802     TBA
EXSS 6803     TBA
EXSS 6990     All semesters & Summer Sessions
EXSS 6991     All semesters & Summer Sessions
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EXSS 6992     All semesters & Summer Sessions
EXSS 6994     All semesters & Summer Sessions
EXSS 7000     All semesters & Summer Sessions
EXSS 7001     All Summer Sessions
EXSS 7211     Fall every year
EXSS 7002     Spring every year
EXSS 7212     TBA
EXSS 7220     Fall every year
EXSS 7310     Fall every year
EXSS 7335     Fall & Spring every year
EXSS 8310     Fall every year
EXSS 8330     Fall & Spring every year
EXSS 8331     TBA
EXSS 8332     TBA
EXSS 8333     TBA
EXSS 8334     TBA
EXSS 8335     TBA
EXSS 8336     TBA
EXSS 9000     All semesters & Summer Sessions
EXSS 9001     All Summer Sessions

                               Alternative (N.C.) Licensure/Lateral Entry

Individuals who wish to earn a North Carolina license to teach physical education (K-12) should contact:
Dr. Dana Espinosa, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Minges 171A, Greenville NC 27858-
4353. Dr. Espinosa, in conjunction with School of Education personnel, will develop a written plan
indicating the requirements needed for North Carolina licensure. Should an individual wish only to obtain
Licensure, it can be done as a nondegree graduate student. Should an individual wish to earn North
Carolina Licensure and a Master’s degree, a maximum of six (6) semester hours may count toward
fulfilling both initial Licensure and degree requirements.

                                        Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science are available on a competitive
basis. Graduate Assistant stipends, depending on sources of income, are estimated at 3,700 per
semester. Individuals interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should request an Application
for Graduate Assistantship from Dr. Jim Decker, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Exercise
and Sport Science at East Carolina University. Completed applications should be returned to Dr. Decker
at Minges 175, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are also available in the Department of Athletics, primarily
as assistant coaches, and the Sports medicine program, to serve as athletic trainers. For more
information regarding these opportunities, contact Mr. Nick Floyd, Executive Associate Director of
Athletics 252/737-4503 or Mr. Mike Hanley, Director of Sports Medicine, 252/737-4560.

                                           Graduate Policies

    The following selected policies are provided to assist EXSS graduate students in the
  completion of their program of study. It should be understood that these materials are
  supplements to the 2008-2009 East Carolina University Graduate Catalog. As such the
   2008-2009 ECU Graduate School Catalogue takes precedence in all cases of conflict.
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Transfer Credits

Up to twenty percent of the credit hours in a nondoctoral program may be earned in a different but
regionally accredited institution. No credit hours completed as part of an earned master’s degree can be
counted toward a second master’s degree.

Graduate-level course work taken elsewhere is not automatically applicable to a graduate degree
program at East Carolina University. Applicants for admission must indicate clearly on application forms
their attendance at other graduate-level institutions and petition their Department of Exercise and Sport
Science advisor to apply such earned credits to their programs. Exercise and Sport Science petitions for
application of transfer credit must be approved by the Administrative Board of the Graduate School.
Ordinarily the board will approve the application of graduate course transfer credit only if: 1) the
Department of Exercise and Sport Science so recommends; 2) the graduate credit was earned at a
regionally accredited institution; 3) the student was admitted to a formal graduate degree program at the
time the credit was earned with a minimum final course grade of B; and 4) the credit can be satisfactorily
incorporated within the applicable time frame for completion of all degree requirements. Official
transcripts which will provide adequate evidence to support such petitions must be supplied.

Graduate students who have been admitted to the Graduate School at East Carolina University may
enroll at other regionally accredited graduate-level institutions for course work which is applicable to their
programs provided they have obtained advance permission from their school or departmental advisors
and the dean of the Graduate School. Forms for permission to take course work elsewhere may be
secured from the Graduate School office. Such transfer work is included in the twenty percent maximum
application of such credit to degree programs. Transfer credit for short courses or workshops can be
obtained only at the rate of one semester hour credit for each calendar week of course attendance;
concurrent enrollment in two or more short courses or workshops is not permitted.

Up to fifty percent of the credit toward the nondoctoral degree may be accepted from approved extension
courses offered by the East Carolina University Division of Continuing Education. But a combination of
transfer credit, East Carolina University extension credit, and credit earned by examination may not
exceed fifty percent of the credit for the degree.

Off-campus centers are integral parts of East Carolina University. Courses taken at the centers for credit
are courses in residence at East Carolina University.

Nondegree Admission

The nondegree student classification is a temporary graduate classification. It may be used by those who
need course credit for certification/licensure, have expectations of enrolling in a degree program, or
desire professional or personal enrichment. To be allowed to enroll in the nondegree classification, a
student must present a nondegree application supported by a transcript or other document showing a
bachelors degree from an accredited institution. A $50.00 processing fee will be charged.

Credits earned as a nondegree student may be counted toward graduate degree requirements only under
the following conditions:

1.      When a student is admitted to a degree program, a maximum of 9 semester hours of course work
 taken as a nondegree student may apply toward the credit requirements of the degree program.

2.      Requests for degree credit for courses completed as a nondegree student are considered after
admission to a graduate degree program. All nondegree course work accepted for degree credit must be
approved by the chair of the student’s department. All requests for degree credit must be approved by
the dean of the Graduate School.
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3.      Course work taken as a nondegree student carries with it no implication that the student will be
admitted to the Graduate School.

4.       The credit for course work taken as a nondegree student must be satisfactorily incorporated
within the applicable time frame for completion of all degree requirements.

5.      Nondegree students are expected to familiarize themselves with Graduate School Policies and to
seek further advice or clarification.

Nondegree application forms can be obtained from the Graduate School and should be returned to the
Graduate School, East Carolina University, Greenville NC 27858-4353. Students should submit
nondegree applications no later than one week prior to registration day.

Policies Governing Graduate Assistantships: Awards and Assignments

*       Assistantships may be awarded only to graduate students who are enrolled in programs leading
to a graduate degree or a Certificate of Advanced Study at East Carolina University.

*      Assistantship eligibility does not extend to students who have been admitted by the Admission
and Retention Committee in either the exceptional or high-risk category.

*       A full-time graduate assistantship will be worth a minimum of eighty seven hundred dollars
($8,700) and all full-time graduate assistants will work twenty (20) hours weekly during the academic year
when the University is in session.

*       Students in a 30-hour program may not receive an assistantship for more than six semesters, and
those in a 45-hour program may not receive assistantship support for more than nine semesters
(excluding summer sessions).

*      Assistantship holders who are assigned primary responsibility for the administration, instruction,
and evaluation of students enrolled in courses must have completed satisfactorily a minimum of 18
semester hours of graduate course work in the field in which instruction is given (SACS 18-hour rule).
They must also receive in-service training, be under the direct supervision of an experienced faculty
member in the field, and be regularly evaluated.

*       No full-time state employee may hold a graduate assistantship.

*       Departments must issue a signed agreement or contract with graduate assistants defining their
assignments. This form, to be signed by both the department and the student, will include workload, time
period of assignment, and stipend. Copies of these contracts must be sent to the Graduate School.

Exceptions to any of the above policies are considered only upon petition to the dean of the Graduate
School by the academic unit in which the student is enrolled. Requests for special permission to employ
nondegree students should come directly from the employing unit.

Establishment of N.C. Resident Status

The following information is for incoming graduate students who are not residents of North Carolina and
who intend to take up residence in the state. It is provided solely to clarify section 4 of the graduate
bulletin: "Residence Status for Tuition Purposes."

Two inquiries are made of students enrolled in North Carolina universities and colleges who desire to be
classified as in-state students for tuition purposes; first, students must demonstrate that they have in fact
lived in North Carolina for a minimum of twelve months immediately prior to enrollment or re-enrollment;
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and second, students must be able to demonstrate that their presence in the state constituted legal
residence.

Under North Carolina law, legal residence means more than simply living in the state. More specifically, it
means maintaining a domicile (permanent home of indefinite duration) as opposed to a temporary
residence incident to enrollment in a university, college, or technical institute of the state. As a starting
point, if a student has living parents, the domicile of the student is presumed to be that of his/her parents
but may be changed to qualify for in-state tuition if other requirements for residence can be demonstrated.
It should also be realized that marriage does not prevent a student from becoming a legal resident for
tuition purposes, nor does marriage ensure that a person will become such a resident.

The individual seeking to become a North Carolina resident must demonstrate that he/she is financially
independent of parent(s) or guardian if the parent(s) or guardian are non-residents of North Carolina and
demonstrate a visible means of support substantiating the claim of financial independence. If the
individual has not been entirely self-supporting during the last 24 months, a completed affidavit may be
required from the parent(s) to indicate the amount of support provided.

Further and equally important, once the intent and financial independence has been clearly established.
North Carolina residence must be maintained for 12 months immediately prior to the semester in which in-
state status can be made effective.

In order to determine whether any given student has established a legal residence in North Carolina,
school admission officials must be able to conclude (from information supplied by the student) that the
conduct of the student, taken as a whole, demonstrates his/her intent to make North Carolina a
permanent dwelling place.

Residence officials include the following information in reviewing the application. This is not the only
information they consider. Any changes in this documentation must be completed by the end of the first
10 days of classes to be eligible for consideration in the corresponding term the following year (12 months
later).

        1. Driver's License and Car Registration

A. N.C. Driver's License (or N.C. Identification Card if student does not drive):
Location: Division of Motor Vehicles, 3400 South Memorial Drive Suite 10, Greenville, NC 27834,
information 830-3456 [If a student drives but does not own a car or carry insurance, a waiver may be
signed at the Driver's License office saying the student will not drive until he/she is insured.]
1.      Read booklet on N.C. driving regulations.
2.      Must have a picture ID and one other proof of ID.
3.      Take written driver's test and eye test.
4.      Having passed tests, N.C. license is issued immediately and is good for about 4 years.
5.      Driver's license from prior state of residence is taken;
6.      Cost of identification card only - $5.00.

B. N.C. Motor Vehicle Registration
Location: Rivergate Shopping Center, Greenville, NC 27858, information 758-8247.
1.      Contact insurance company and obtain insurance forms.
2.      Take insurance forms, title and a valid registration card from the state of prior registration to
        closest DMV office to have car registered and title transferred.
3.      Obtain permanent license plate and validation stickers.
4.      Costs: First-time registration - Minimum $95.00 payable in cash only. This covers plates, title fee,
        and highway use tax and notary fee. Annual renewal fee - $20.00 payable in cash only. Call
        919/733-8008 if you have specific questions.
5.      Get car inspected within 10 days of registration at any authorized gas station, then re-inspected
        once a year.
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6.      Costs - Safety inspection - $7.25; Emissions inspection - $13.00 plus cost of repairs needed in
        order to pass inspection.

        II. Voter Registration - register immediately and vote when possible.

Location Pitt County Board of Elections, 201 E. 2nd Street, Greenville, NC 27834, information 830-4121.
Requirements: At least 18 years old, have US citizenship, have been a resident at least 30 days, have
identification with full legal name such as birth certificate, social security card, passport, or driver's
license.

        III. Taxation

A. Personal Property Tax
Location - Pitt County Tax Assessor, 111 South Washington, Greenville NC 27834, information 830-4111.
1.      List personal vehicles for tax purposes; there is no state tax imposed on personal property.
2.      Will be billed once a year - pay by mail.
3.      Cost - varies according to value of car.

B. State Income Tax
Location - N.C. Revenue Department, North Greene Street, Greenville, NC 27858, information 830-8534.
1.      File both state and federal income tax returns before April 15 of each year. Will receive W-2
        forms in late January or February.
2.      taxes are withheld from monthly assistantship paychecks, but in many cases, with proper filing, a
        refund of all or most of this money is possible.
3.      Cost or refund - varies

IV. Banking, Clubs, Memberships, etc.

Convert to a N.C. branch or affiliation.

Filling the Residency Application

OBTAIN
      N.C. Bank Account
      N.C. Driver's license
      N.C. Motor Vehicle Registration
      Voter Registration

FILE
        N.C Personal Property Taxes
        N.C. State Income Taxes

CONVERT
     Bank Accounts, Memberships, etc.

Students must obtain and complete, in its entirety, the Residence-and Tuition Status Application. Copies
of the driver's license, vehicle registration, voter registration, N.C. income tax returns, etc., must be
attached. Submit it to Mrs. Susan Keene, 116 Spilman Building. The application will be returned to you if
it is incomplete. This application should be submitted no earlier than 60 days prior to the semester or
summer session for which consideration is desired. In order to be considered for fall semester, the
application should be submitted no earlier than late June; for the spring semester, mid-November, for first
summer session, late March; and for second summer session, early May.

A decision on residency status will be mailed in approximately 10 days. If denied N.C. residency for
tuition purposes an appeal of the decision is possible. A six-member committee meets once or twice a
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month to hear appeals. At this time, the applicant can, and should, attend the meeting to clarify points
and to present additional arguments in his/her favor. Further appeals are possible if necessary.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is expected of every East Carolina University student. Academically violating the
honor Code consists of the following: cheating, the giving or receiving of any unauthorized aid or
assistance or the giving or receiving of unfair advantage on any form of academic work; plagiarism,
copying the language, structure, ideas and/or thoughts of another and adopting those as one’s original
work; falsification, statement of untruth, either verbal or written, regarding any circumstances relating to
academic work; and attempting any act which if completed would constitute an academic integrity
violation as defined above. Procedures governing academic integrity violations are described in the East
Carolina University Student Handbook and the Faculty Manual.

Comprehensive Examination

        Master’s Degree

Each student will be required to complete and pass a written examination in the Exercise and Sport
Science Discipline. In addition, each student is required to orally defend his/her thesis by: a) presenting a
public summation of the project including entertaining questions from those in attendance: and b)
responding to questions from his/her thesis committee in a private meeting. To be eligible for the written
comprehensive examination in the Exercise and Sport Science Discipline, the student must have
completed at least 15 credit hours of course work. However, students are urged to consult with their
advisor regarding the most appropriate time to take the examination. The student's Thesis Director
establishes when the student may defend his/her thesis. The thesis must be defended in a public forum.
EXSS faculty and graduate students must receive notification of a public thesis defense meeting at least
one week in advance of the meeting.

The written examination is designed to substantiate the student's knowledge and understanding of course
work pursued throughout their program of study. Each student must have identified a Major Advisor
among the Exercise and Sport Science Graduate Faculty. The student's Major Advisor directs the
student throughout their program of study (including serving as Thesis Director or Culminating Research
Project Director). The student's Major Advisor will solicit examination question input from the principal
instructors in the student's program of study. The Major Advisor will then construct the examination
questions. While the major focus of questions will be the student's course work, some questions may be
derived specifically from thesis or culminating research topics and the candidate's intended area of
employment.

Students enrolled in the Exercise Physiology Option may substitute the American College of Sports
Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiology Certification Examination; ACSM Exercise Specialist
Certification Examination; ACSM Health Fitness Instructor (HFI) Certification Examination; National
Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Certification Exam, or the successful defense of a Master’s Thesis in lieu of the Academic Concentration
Examination.

Students must furnish pencils and/or pens. Examination booklets will be provided. No materials such as
book, notebooks, paper, etc. will be permitted in the examination room. Additionally, students may
choose to complete the examination using a laptop microcomputer (supplied by them) or a workstation in
the Microcomputing Lab. The Academic Concentration Examination will last four hours.

One Point             Two Points            Three Points           Four Points           Five Points
A clearly failing     An answer which,      An answer which        An answer which       An excellent
answer or perhaps     though not            should be              is acceptable but     answer with regard
no answer. The        acceptable, (or       considered the         which, in the         to: a) accuracy of
reason for a          passing) indicates    "minimally             reader's opinion,     information, b)
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distinction           that the student      acceptable level of   does not merit the    sufficiency of
between a Point 1     does possess          content. The          highest rating. For   information, c)
and 2 is for          some information      answer should         example, there        application of
guidance in           relevant to the       present enough        may be minor          appropriate
counseling with       question.             relevant, accurate    inaccuracies,         references, d)
those who do not                            information to        minor omissions of    organization, and
pass the                                    suggest that the      information, or       e) clarity of
examination.                                student does          insufficient          expression.
                                            possess at least      organization. To
                                            minimal               be graded at the
                                            competence in the     four-point value,
                                            areas examined.       the answer should
                                                                  be relevant to the
                                                                  question posed
                                                                  and contain no
                                                                  major
                                                                  inaccuracies.

Academic concentration examinations will be graded by the student's Major Advisor and one other
Physical Education Discipline Graduate Faculty member, chosen by the Major Advisor, who played a
significant role in the student's program of study using the following rubric.

A cumulative average minimum score of 3.00 (rounded to the nearest tenth) is required for passing.

If both readers record passing scores, the student passes the examination. If both readers record
failures, the student fails the examination. If one reader records a pass and one reader records a failure,
the cumulative average scores will be averaged together. If the resulting score is 3.00 or above the
student passes the examination, otherwise the student fails the examination.

Students who fail the academic concentration examination on their initial attempt will be granted one
reexamination. All reexaminations must take place in a subsequent semester (i.e. reexamination cannot
be conducted in the same semester the student failed the initial examination).

Academic concentration examinations will be offered three times yearly, during the Fall, Spring and
summer (II) semesters. Generally the exams are scheduled as followed: Fall-First Friday in November,
Spring-First Friday in April, Summer II-Second Friday in July. However the specific schedule for the year
in question should be consulted.

 An Exercise and Sport Science graduate student must register for Comprehensive Examination no later
 than six (6) weeks prior to the examination. To register for the examination, he/she must present an
 application, containing the approval of his/her Academic Advisor, to the Graduate Program Director.


 Doctoral Degree

The Bioenergetics and Exercise Science comprehensive exam must be ten by the end of February of the
student’s second year of study. The written section will consist of a proposal in the NIH grant format. The
oral exam will consist of a brief (15 min) presentation followed by questioning. The comprehensive exam
committee will consist of at least 1 member from Physiology, 1 member external to Bioenergetics and
Exercise Science faculty, 1 member from the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and 1-2
remaining members, for a total of 4-5. The committee will be selected by the student and their faculty
mentor and provide a final pass or fail decision.


Independent Study
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In order for an EXSS student to earn credit towards his/her degree using an Independent Study (EXSS
6500, 6501) they must: 1) obtain approval of a written outline of the study to be accomplished, including
completion date, from the Graduate Faculty member who will oversee the study, 2) obtain written
permission from their Academic Advisor, and 3) obtain written approval from the Graduate Program
Director. The aforementioned must be completed by the fifth working day of the semester in which the
Independent Study is to be undertaken.

Proposed Program of Study

A “Proposed Program of Study” must be developed for all EXSS graduate students by the end of the first
semester of their matriculation. The Proposed Program shall include all requirements including the
semester specific required courses will be completed, the semester comprehensive examinations will be
completed and thesis defense conducted. The Proposed Program of Study should contain the signatures
of both the student and his/her Academic Advisor. Finally, a copy of the “Proposed Program of Study’
should be forwarded to the Graduate Program Director by the end of the first semester of matriculation.
(The Proposed Program may be altered on a semester-by-semester basis as the Academic Advisor and
student see fit.)

Required Course Substitution

In order for a student to substitute another course for a required course, he/she must receive written
permission from his/her academic advisor and approval of the Graduate Program Director.

College of Health and Human Performance Master’s Hooding Policy

In order for an EXSS Master’s student to receive a hood at semi-annual ceremonies he/she must meet
the following requirements:
         a) Be within six semester hours of completion of his/her degree
         b) Have successfully completed the EXSS Master’s Comprehensive Examination
         c) Student in the thesis option must have successfully proposed his/her thesis topic.

College of Health and Human Performance Graduate Student Appeal Policy

The College of Health and Human Performance is committed to the fair and just resolution of
disagreements and interpretation of policies and encourages the informal resolution of disagreements
whenever possible. Students will begin the process with either 1 or 2 depending on the nature of the
issue. The first step should be to approach the individual that made the ruling dispute.

1. Student discusses the disagreement with the faculty member. The faculty member seeks resolution of
   the disagreement informally. If no agreement is reached the faculty member reviews the rights of the
   student under the school appeal policy.

2. Student appeals to academic advisor. The advisor seeks resolution of the disagreement informally. If
   no agreement is reached the advisor reviews the rights of the student under the school appeal policy.

3. Student appeals to Graduate Program Director. The Graduate Program Director seeks resolution of
   the disagreement informally. If no agreement is reached the Graduate Program Director reviews the
   rights of the student under the school appeal policy.

4. Student appeals to Departmental Chairperson. The Chairperson seeks resolution of the disagreement
   informally. If no agreement is reached the Chairperson reviews the rights of the student under the
   school appeal policy.

5. Student appeals to the Departmental Graduate Faculty. This appeal must be in writing. The
   Departmental Graduate Appeals Committee is comprised of all graduate faculty members of that
   Department. A meeting of the Committee must be scheduled within 30 days of receipt of the written
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    appeal (except during summer break when it will be scheduled whenever a quorum is available but
    no later than September 1). Faculty must be notified at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.
    The Committee decision shall be based on a majority vote of those present. A quorum is at least 2/3
    of the eligible graduate faculty during that semester. The student may be asked to be present for the
    purpose of answering Committee questions. If a quorum is not achieved the appeal will be sent on to
    the next level without prejudice.

6. Student appeals, in writing, to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance. The Dean
   will make a written acceptance or rejection of the Department Graduate Appeal Committee within 30
   days of receipt of the written appeal.

7. Student appeals, in writing, to the Dean of the Graduate School.


Note: Appeals in levels 1-4 are considered informal in nature and therefore need not be in writing.
Appeals in levels 5-7 are considered formal and therefore must be in writing.


        East Carolina University Graduate Policy Documents

In addition to the policies described above students should be acquainted with the following important
University graduate school policy documents:

        East Carolina University Graduate Catalog
               http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/aa/customcf/grcat/grcat0506/grcat0506.pdf
        East Carolina University Manual of Basic Requirements for Thesis, Dissertations
               http://www.ecu.edu/gradschool/thes_dis/manual.html

                             HHP GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The College of Health and Human Performance Graduate Student Organization is recognized by both the
University Graduate Student Advisory Council and Student Government Association. The HHP GSO
meets regularly throughout the academic year to support graduate student activities including funding for
professional travel. For more information contact the EXSS Director of Graduate Studies.

                            EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

East Carolina University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate
against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual
orientation, or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, which accommodates the
needs of individuals with disabilities.
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                                     INFORMATION CONTACTS

Dean of the Graduate School
Dr. Patrick Pellicane, 328-6012, Ragsdale 131 (PELLICANEP)

Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
Ms. Belinda Patterson, 328-6012, Ragsdale 131 (PATTERSONB)

Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance
Dr. Glen Gilbert, 328-4630, Minges 60 (GILBERTG)

Interim Director of Graduate Studies, College of Health and Human Performance
Dr. Jim Decker, 328-0001, Minges 75 (DECKERJ)

Acting Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Dr. Stacey Altman, 328-4635, Minges 176 (ALTMANS)

Graduate Studies Director, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Dr. Jim Decker, 328-0001, Minges 175 (DECKERJ)

Adapted Physical Education Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Jim Decker, 328-0001, Minges 175 (DECKERJ)

Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Robert Hickner, 737-4677, Ward 379 (HICKNERR)

Biomechanics Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Tibor Hortobagyi, 737-4564, Ward 332A (HORTOBAGYIT)

Physical Activity Promotion Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Matt Mahar, 328-0006, Minges 101 (MAHARM)

Physical Education Pedagogy Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Dana Espinosa, 328-29756, Minges 171A (ESPINOSAD)

Exercise Physiology Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Tim Gavin, 737-737-4684, Ward 371A (GAVINT)

Sport Management Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Stacy Altman, 328-2973, Minges 151 (ALTMANS)

Graduate School, Admissions Supervisor
Ms. Colleen Roland, 328-6012, Ragsdale 115A (ROLLANDC)

Department of Disability Support Services Director
Ms. Elizabeth Johnston, 737-1016, Slay 138 (JOHNSTONE)

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of International Affairs
Dr. Terry Rodenberg, 328-1936, International house 306 (RODENBERGT)

Residency Status for Tuition Purposes
Ms. Belinda Patterson, 328-6012, 131 Ragsdale (PATTERSONB)
             22

APPENDICES
                                                                          23


                                    Graduate Studies

                        Department of Exercise & Sport Science

                    Independent Study (EXSS 6500, 6501) Request

Student’s Name _________________________________ SS# _____________________

Faculty Sponsor ________________________________ Course # __________________

Semester ____________________ Year __________

Purpose of Independent Study
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Independent Study Tangible Products (if any)
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Evaluation Criteria
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Program of Study
This Independent Study will in be counted as: (choose one)
_____ an elective;   _____ a substitute for __________________

Student Signature ________________________________________ date ____________

Faculty Signature _________________________________________ date____________

Graduate Advisor Approval _______________________ date _____________

Program Director Approval __________________ date ____________________

Final Grade Awarded ___________________________________________
JTD/INDEPENDENT.DOC/GRADFORM.001.
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JTD/NONDEGREE.WP6/GRADFORMS.001




                                              EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
                                                  GRADUATE SCHOOL

                         REQUEST FOR CONVERSION OF NON DEGREE COURSE WORK
                                          (ECU WORK ONLY)



________________________________                     ________________________
Student's Name                                       Social Security Number

School/Department Health & Human Performance/Exercise & Sport Science

Degree ______________

Program          Exercise and Sport Science

Semester/Session Admitted __________________________________________

CRS TITLE & NO.             GRADE                    SEM. HRS.            TERM TAKEN

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________


__________________________________________________                 _____________________
Signature of Program Director                                      Date

NOTE: Petitions for approval of non degree course work in excess of
      nine (9) semester hours will be reviewed and acted upon by the
      Credits Committee of the Graduate Council.    Questions should be
      directed to Dr. Paul Tschetter.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
GRADUATE SCHOOL USE ONLY

    Approved        Disapproved

_____________________________________                __________________
(Signature) Associate Dean of Graduate School        (Date)

Credits Committee Action:      Approved         Disapproved

______________________________________               __________________
(Signature) Associate Dean of Graduate School        (Date)
cc:      Registrar
         Department
         Student
         Graduate School
                                                                                                   25

JTD/TRANSFER.WP6/GRADFORMS.001




                                          EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
                                              GRADUATE SCHOOL
                                        REQUEST FOR TRANSFER CREDIT

       Name_____________________________S S#____________________

       Dept./School Exercise & Sport Science/Health & Human Performance

       Degree______________       Program Exercise & Sport Science

       Semester/Session Admitted _________________________

       UNIV/COLLEGE CRS TITLE & NO.              GRADE       SEM. HRS.      TERM

       _________________________________________________________________


       _________________________________________________________________


       _________________________________________________________________


       _________________________________________________________________


       _________________________________________________________________

       Approval

       Program Director __________________________________Date_________

       Up to twenty percent of the credit hours in a nondoctoral program may be earned in a
       different but regionally accredited institution. NO CREDIT HOURS COMPLETED AS
       PART OF AN EARNED GRADUATE DEGREE CAN BE COUNTED TOWARD A
       SECOND MASTER’S DEGREE. Graduate level course work taken elsewhere is not
       automatically applicable to a graduate degree program at East Carolina University.
       School or Department petitions for application of transfer credit must be approved by the
       Credits Committee of the Graduate Council. See pp. 40-41 in the 1996-1997
       GRADUATE CATALOG SUBMISSION OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) IS THE
       STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY. PETITIONS WITHOUT A TRANSCRIPT WILL
       NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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Request for Transfer Credit (Cont’d.)

Graduate Students who have been admitted to the Graduate School may enroll at other regionally
accredited graduate-level institutions for course work which is applicable to their program provided they
have obtained advance permission from their school or departmental advisor and the Dean of the Graduate
School. A copy of this form is enclosed.

                                          GRADUATE SCHOOL USE ONLY

CREDIT COMMITTEE ACTION: _____ APPROVED _____NOT APPROVED

Stipulation: With the application of this credit the student must complete all degree work by the end of
__________________________.

____________________________

cc:      Registrar
         Department
         Student
         Graduate School
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JTD/Thesis Topic Approval/GRADFORM.001
                        College of Health & Human Performance
                           Dissertation/Thesis Topic Approval
                                     Date __________
Directions:     (1) Dissertation/Thesis Director completes form, signs and forwards to
                Department Coordinator of Graduate Studies
                (2) Department Coordinator of Graduate Studies acquires Dean or Chair
                signature and forwards to Graduate School for signature.
                (3) College Director of Graduate Studies receives signed form from
                Graduate School and distributes copies.
Approval is hereby given to
_______________________________________________________
                                            Student’s Name
a candidate for the M.A. degree in Exercise and Sport Science to use the following
dissertation/thesis topic:

         __________________________________________________________________

         __________________________________________________________________

         __________________________________________________________________

Committee Members: (Print or type)
                   ______________________________
                   ______________________________
                   ______________________________

Outside Consultant: (Print or type)
                      ______________________________

Approval Signatures:

         ____________________________________
                                                           Dissertation/Thesis Director

                                                   __________________________________
                                                   Dean of School or Chair of Department


         ____________________________________
         Dean of Graduate School
Copies to:
         (1) Dean, The Graduate School (2 copies)
         (2) Dean of School or Chair of Department (1 copy)
         (3) Student (1 copy)
         (4) Health & Human Performance Director of Graduate Studies (1 copy)
         (5) Department Coordinator of Graduate Studies (1 copy)
         (6) Director of Dissertation/Thesis (1 copy)
                                                                              28

                        THESIS – NONTHESIS CHANGE PETITION

                TO:       The Graduate School


FROM:           _____________________
                (Department/School)

SUBJECT: ________________________                   _________________
          (Student’s Name)                               (SS No.)

DATE:            ___________________
                      (m/d/y)

Because of a change from a thesis to non-thesis option please drop the
following thesis course(s) from this student’s record. In so doing please
indicate for each semester if the student was only registered for thesis
credit.


Course __________ Semester & year ________ only course ( y n )

Course __________ Semester & year ________ only course ( y n )

____________________________________
(Signature) Graduate Director or
Authorized Official

GRADUATE SCHOOL USE ONLY

_____Approved         ____________________________________________________
                         (Signature) Senior Associate Dean / Associate Dean
_____ Disapproved
______________________________________________________________________

ATTENTION: Dean of Students

The above named should be retroactively withdrawn effective__________________.

C:dept/school
Registrar

01/26/1999
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                                               2006 - 2007
                                  Department of Exercise & Sport Science
                                 Master’s Comprehensive Examination Application


Students who wish to take the EXSS Master’s comprehensive examination during the 2004 – 2005
academic year should complete the information below (including securing Advisor’s signature) and return
to Dr. Decker (168 Minges Coliseum) no later than six (6) weeks prior to the examination date.

Name                                        SS#______________________

Address______________________________________________________________________________

Telephone (day)    /              (night)   /________________________________________________

Anticipated Graduation Date__________________________________

Semester (Check One)
       [ ]      Fall 2006, Friday November 3, 2005, 0900 – 1300
       [ ]      Spring 2007, Friday April 6, 2007, 0900 – 1300
       [ ]      Summer 2007, Friday July 6, 2007, 0800 – 1200

Concentration (Check One)
       [ ]      Adapted Physical Education
       [ ]      Physical Activity Promotion
       [ ]      Physical Education Pedagogy
       [ ]      Sport Management



Degree (Check One)
        []     Master of Arts (M.A.)
        []     Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed.)
        []     Master of Science (M.S.)

Completion Preference (Check One)
       []      Handwritten
       []      Microcomputer

Student Signature______________________________             Date_____________________


Advisor Signature______________________________             Date_____________________

                             Forward completed application to Dr. Decker
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                                 East Carolina University
                       Annual Progress Report for Master's Students

   Name                                                         Student SS Number

   Portion Completed by the Student

                                     Academic Progress

          A copy of the current program of study should be attached to this report.

   Date of entrance into program*                  Expected completion date

   Most recent contact with the guidance committee/academic advisor:

   Date or expected date of Comprehensive exam (ACSM Cert.)

   Date or expected date of thesis proposal approval

   Date or expected date of thesis defense

   Current GPA:                  Number of credits below 3.0:

   Remaining required courses:




                          Professional Performance and Potential
                     The student should attach the following information:

1.     Professional goal statement                 5.    Participation on funded grants
2.     Goals for the next academic year            6.    Participation in undergraduate
3.     Papers published or submitted                  education (e.g. courses taught,
4.     Presentations at professional                  mentoring of undergraduates)
conferences                                        7.    Other

Comment briefly on your progress in achieving your academic goals during the past year. Note
areas in which you are experiencing any difficulty.
                                                                                               31




Comment briefly on your progress toward achieving your career goals during the past year. If
you feel you are not making progress, explain why. Include perceived departmental/school
obstacles that hinder your program.
                                                                                        32


Portion Completed by the Major Professor

                               Academic Performance

1. Has the student made acceptable progress during the evaluation period? Please
   comment below.




2. Please comment on the overall academic performance of the student, including
   teaching experiences, if applicable.




Student        Your signature below indicates that you have discussed the contents of
   this progress report with your major professor.




Student                                                        Date
                                                                                      33


Major Professor Your signature below indicates that you have discussed the contents of
                this progress report with the student.

Major Professor                                                Date

Dept/School Chair/Director                                     Date

When both the major professor and student have reviewed and signed this progress
report, copies of the report should be given to the student and the major professor. The
original progress report should be placed in the student's file in the department/unit
office. Students who wish to appeal any part of the major professor's evaluation may do
so in writing to the department chair/school director.

**Note: Departments/Units may choose to use this form for annual or academic year
evaluations.
                                                                                     34


                             East Carolina University
Annual Progress Report for Ph.D. Students in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Program

Name                                    Date
Name of Major Advisor:_________________________________
Period:___________through:________

Portion Completed by the Student

                                  Academic Progress

      A copy of the current program of study should be attached to this report.

Date of entrance into program                   Expected completion date

Most recent contact with the dissertation advisor- _______________________________

Date or expected date of comprehensive exams                               Passed?

Date or expected date of dissertation proposal approval

Date or expected date of dissertation defense

Current GPA:                 Number of credits below 3.0:


Courses in which you enrolled                   #Credit                     Grade
during this report period:                                  Hours                    Obtained
                                                                                           35


Teaching Assistant service: List course(s), #contact hours, and # preparation hours:




Title, date and location of formal presentations (Posters, papers at meetings, seminars,
journal clubs, etc.):




Numbers of seminars attended not covered by any of the above:




Publications (papers, abstracts, etc.) published or in press:
                                                                                         36



     Scientific Meetings attended (name, date, location):




     Remaining required courses:




                            Professional Performance and Potential
                       The student should attach the following information:

1.      Professional goal statement                   2.    Goals for the next academic year

Comment briefly on your progress in achieving your academic goals during the past year. Note
areas in which you are experiencing any difficulty.
                                                                                               37




Comment briefly on your progress toward achieving your career goals during the past year. If
you feel you are not making progress, explain why. Include perceived departmental/school
obstacles that hinder your program.
                                                                                      38


Name_______________________________________
     Date_________________________________

Portion Completed by the Major Professor

                               Academic Performance
Has the student made acceptable progress during the evaluation period? Please comment
below.




Please comment on the overall academic performance of the student, including teaching
experiences, if applicable.




The research progress made IS / IS NOT sufficient for the student to complete the
research goals as outlined in the Program of Study in the proposed time [ if not briefly
describe the reason and steps taken to improve the research progress of the student (may
be furnished as a separate letter*]:
                                                                                          39



The student has completed all courses as listed in the Program of Study for the current
year: YES       NO (give explanation*) N/A




*all letters or other written comments MUST be attached and available to the student




Have any requirements been added to the original Program of Study? YES/NO If “yes”,
state the requirements and the progress that has been made in meeting them.




Overall, the student is on schedule as outlined in the Program of Study: YES      NO
(give explanation*)




The student IS / IS NOT in academic difficulty. Provide an explanation of the difficulty,
action plan to address the difficulty, and progress that has been made on the action plan.
                                                                                         40


Student         Your signature below indicates that you have discussed the contents of
this progress report with your dissertation professor or Dr. Houmard.

Student                                                        Date


Major Professor Your signature below indicates that you have discussed the contents of
                this progress report with the student.

Major Professor                                                Date

Director, Bioenergetics and Exercise Sciences Program          Date


When both the major professor and student have reviewed and signed this progress
report, copies of the report should be given to the student and the major professor. The
original progress report should be placed in the student's file in the department/unit
office. Students who wish to appeal any part of the major professor's evaluation may do
so in writing to the department chair/school director.

**Note: Departments/Units may choose to use this form for annual or academic year
evaluations.
                                                                                                    41




                                                       Graduate Studies

                                     Department of Exercise & Sport Science

                                     Graduate Evaluation of Degree Program

Degree Earned (check one)
      [ ] Doctor of Philosophy
      [ ] Master of Arts
      [ ] Master of Arts in Education
      [ ] Master of Science
      [ ] Master of Teaching

Concentration (check one)
      [ ] Adapted Physical Education
      [ ] Bioenergetics and Exercise Science
      [ ] Biomechanics
      [ ] Exercise Physiology
      [ ] Physical Activity Promotion
      [ ] Physical Education Pedagogy
      [ ] Sport Management
Option (check one)
      [ ] Thesis
      [ ] Nonthesis

Program Evaluation
       Please use the scale below to answer the following Program evaluation.

        1 = Strongly Disagree         7 = Strongly Agree NA = Not Applicable

Area                                                                     1      2   3   4   5   6    7   NA
Application materials and program materials were helpful.
The program of study was rigorous.
Faculty was supportive.
Faculty was interested in my learning.
The quality of classes was high.
The quality of laboratory experiences was high.
The quality of practica experiences was high.
The research skills I learned are valuable.
Faculty was helpful in finding employment.
Comprehensive Examination contributed to my knowledge.
Faculty was available to me.
                                                                            42


Faculty was knowledgeable in their areas of specialty.
The faculty was well prepared for class, labs, etc.
Microcomputer facilities were adequate.
The program met my expectations.
The course work prepared me for my career goals.
The program prepared me for my present employment.
I would recommend the program to interested students.
The program prepared me to be professionally marketable.
The program prepared me to pursue other advanced degrees.
I would recommend this program to interested students.
Other (please write in)




Certifications (check all you currently hold)
       [ ] American College of Sport Medicine Test Technologist
       [ ] Certified Adapted Physical Educator
       [ ] National Athletic Trainers Association
       [ ] North Carolina Teaching License

Please list the two courses that were most beneficial to you.

1.______________________________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________________________

Please list the two courses that were least beneficial to you.

1.______________________________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________________________

Please list any additional courses you recommend be added to the Program.

1.______________________________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________________________


Please list the two greatest strengths of the Program.

1.______________________________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________________________
                                                                             43



Please list the two greatest weaknesses of the Program


1.______________________________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________________________

Please list any specific program improvements you recommend be considered.

1.______________________________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________________________

Please use the space below to provide any additional feedback regarding the
Master’s Degrees program in Exercise and Sport Science at East Carolina
University.
________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________
    Please return in the self-addressed stamped envelope, which was provided.
                           THANK YOU VERY MUCH
                                                                                 44



                             Proposed Program of Study

                   Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

      Adapted Physical Education Concentration
                                Nonthesis Option


Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________


Required Courses (21 s.h.)                                   Hrs     Gr   Tyr
EXSS 5303 Phys Act Programs for DD, MR, LD                    3
EXSS 5305 Motor Development                                   3
EXSS 5903 Phys Act Programs for Ortho/Neuro                   3
EXSS 6201 Adv. Measurement in EXSS                            3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                         2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                            1
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                   1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                   2
EXSS 6994 Culminating Research Project                        3
EXSS Electives (9 s.h.)
EXSS                                                          3
EXSS                                                          3
EXSS                                                          3
Special Education Elective (3 s.h.)
                                                              3
General Elective (3 s.h.)
                                                              3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 Comprehensive Examination                           0




Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
               Student           Faculty Advisor    Date
                                                                                  45


                            Proposed Program of Study

                   Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science
       Adapted Physical Education Concentration
                                    Thesis Option

Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________


Required Courses (24 s.h.)                                       Hrs   Gr   Tyr
BIOS 6021 Biostatistics for Health Pro I                          3
EXSS 5303 Phys Act Prog for DD,MR,LD                              3
EXSS 5305 Motor Development                                       3
EXSS 5903 Phys Act Prog for Ortho/Neuro                           3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                             2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                1
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                       1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                       2
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                  3
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                  3
EXSS Electives (6 s.h.)
EXSS                                                              3
EXSS                                                              3
Special Education Elective (3 s.h.)
                                                                  3
General Elective (3 s.h.)
                                                                  3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001                                                         0

Substitutions



Thesis Title




Thesis Committee

_____________________________________________________________________________
_


Proposal Approved ___________________      Defense Passed ____________________
              Date                                           Date

Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
            Student                      Faculty Advisor            Date
                                                                                         46


                                    Program of Study

                 Master of Arts in Education, in Exercise and Sport Science

              Adapted Physical Education Concentration

Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________


Required Courses (33 s.h.)                                         Hrs        Gr   Tyr
EDCU 6001 Intro to Difference in Learning                           3
EDUC 6482 Trends & Issues in Educational Research                   3
EXSS 5303 Phys Act Programs for DD, MR, LD                          3
EXSS 5305 Motor Development                                         3
EXSS 5903 Phys Act Programs for Ortho/Neuro                         3
EXSS 6201 Advanced Measurement in EXSS                              3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                               2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                  1
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                         1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                         2
EXSS 6994 Culminating Research Project                              3
LEED 6000 or ADED 6550 or ELEM 6550                                 3
SPED 6002 Addressing Differences in Learning                        3
General Elective (3 s.h.)
                                                                     3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8000 EXSS/Education Comprehensive Examination                   0



Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
        Student         Faculty Advisor      Date
                                                                                    47


                                     Program of Study

                       Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

                 Biomechanics Concentration
                     Nonthesis Option

Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered _____


Required Courses (24 s.h.)                                                  Hrs    Gr    Tyr
BIOS 6021 Biostatistics for Health Professionals I                           3
EXSS 6200 Biomechanics                                                       3
EXSS 6204 Techniques of Biomechanical Assessment                             3
EXSS 6207 Physiology of Exercise                                             3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in Exercise & Sport Science                    2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in Exercise & Sport Science                       1
EXSS 6500 Independent Study in EXSS                                          3
EXSS 6994 Culminating Research Project in EXSS                               3
EXSS 6990 Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science                            1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science                            2
Electives (12 s.h.)
                                                                             3
                                                                             3
                                                                             3
                                                                             3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 Comprehensive Examination                                          0


Culminating Research Project Title

_____________________________________________________________________________
_

_____________________________________________________________________________
_


Culminating Research Project Committee

______________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________
_


Proposal Approved ___________________        Defense Passed ____________________
              Date                                             Date

Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                             Student        Faculty Advisor  Date
                                                                                   48

                                    Program of Study

                      Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

               Biomechanics Concentration
                     Thesis Option

Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered _____


Required Courses (24 s.h.)                                                 Hrs    Gr    Tyr
BIOS 6021 Biostatistics for Health Professionals I                          3
EXSS 6200 Biomechanics                                                      3
EXSS 6204 Techniques of Biomechanical Assessment                            3
EXSS 6207 Physiology of Exercise                                            3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in Exercise & Sport Science                   2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in Exercise & Sport Science                      1
EXSS 6990 Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science                           1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science                           2
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                            3
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                            3
General Electives (12 s.h.)
                                                                            3
                                                                            3
                                                                            3
                                                                            3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 Comprehensive Examination                                         0


Thesis Title__________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


Thesis Committee______________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


Proposal Approved ___________________       Defense Passed ____________________
              Date                                            Date

Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                         Student       Faculty Advisor           Date
                                                                                 49


                                    Program of Study

                      Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science


         Exercise Physiology Concentration
                                  Nonthesis Option
Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered ____


Required Courses (18 s.h.)                                                Hrs   Gr    Tyr
EXSS 6207 Physiology of Exercise                                           3
EXSS 6208 Cardiopulmonary Physiology                                       3
EXSS 6209 Advanced Exercise Prescription                                   3
EXSS 6210 Theory & Techniques in Bioenergetics                             3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in Exercise & Sport Science                  2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in Exercise & Sport Science                     1
EXSS 6994 Culminating Research Project                                     3
Electives (18 s.h.)
                                                                           3
                                                                           3
                                                                           3
                                                                           3
                                                                           3
                                                                           3
Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 EXSS Comprehensive Examination                                   0


Culminating Research Project Title
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


Culminating Research Project Committee
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________



Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                           Student        Faculty Advisor      Date
                                                                                   50

                                    Program of Study

                      Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science


         Exercise Physiology Concentration
                                  Thesis Option

Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered ____


Required Courses (27 s.h.)                                                 Hrs    Gr    Tyr
BIOS 6021 Biostatistics for Health Professionals I                          3
EXSS 6207 Physiology of Exercise                                            3
EXSS 6208 Cardiopulmonary Physiology                                        3
EXSS 6209 Advanced Exercise Prescription                                    3
EXSS 6210 Theory & Techniques in Bioenergetics                              3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in Exercise & Sport Science                   2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in Exercise & Sport Science                      1
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                            3
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                            3
EXSS 7212 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Diagnostic Pro                   3
General Electives (9 s.h.)
                                                                            3
                                                                            3
                                                                            3
Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 EXSS Comprehensive Examination                                    0


Thesis Title
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


Thesis Committee
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


Proposal Approved ___________________       Defense Passed ____________________
              Date                                            Date

Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                          Student        Faculty Advisor        Date
                                                                                 51

                                     Program of Study

                       Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science


  Physical Activity Promotion Concentration
                                 Nonthesis Option

Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________

Required Courses (21 s.h.)                                               Hrs    Gr    Tyr
BIOS 6021 Biostatistics for Health Professionals I                        3
EXSS 6201 Advanced Measurement & Evaluation in EXSS                       3
EXSS 6207 Physiology of Exercise                                          3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                                     2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                        1
EXSS 6401 Assessment in Physical Activity & Fitness                       3
EXSS 6440 Physical Activity Psychology                                    3
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                               2
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                               1
Restricted Electives (9 s.h.)*
                                                                          3
                                                                          3
                                                                          3
General Electives (6 s.h.)
                                                                          3
                                                                          3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 EXSS Comprehensive Examination                                  0


* Choose from BIOS 5010, BIOS 6022, EXSS 5001, EXSS 5020 HLTH 6013,HLTH 6200, MKTG
6162, PSYC 5250, PSYC 6333, RCLS 6100




Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                             Student        Faculty Advisor  Date
                                                                                 52


                                Program of Study

                 Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

  Physical Activity Promotion Concentration
                 Thesis Option

Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered ____


Required Courses (27 s.h.)                                                Hrs   Gr    Tyr
BIOS 6021 Biostatistics for Health Professionals I                         3
EXSS 6201 Advanced Measurement & Evaluation in EXSS                        3
EXSS 6207 Physiology of Exercise                                           3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                                      2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                         1
EXSS 6401 Assessment in Physical Activity & Fitness                        3
EXSS 6440 Physical Activity Psychology                                     3
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                                1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                                2
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                           3
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                           3
General Electives (9 s.h.)
                                                                           3
                                                                           3
                                                                           3
Masters Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 EXSS Comprehensive Examination                                   0


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Thesis Committee______________________________________________________________

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Proposal Approved ___________________    Defense Passed ____________________
              Date                                         Date

Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                             Student        Faculty Advisor  Date
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                                Proposed Program of Study

                       Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

              Physical Education Pedagogy Concentration
                           Nonthesis Option
Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________


Required Courses (24 s.h.)                                      Hrs      Gr   Tyr
EXSS 6104 Curriculum in Physical Education                       3
EXSS 6105 Instruction in Physical Education                      3
EXSS 6108 Analysis of Teaching Phys Education                    3
EXSS 6109 Developmental Supervision                              3
EXSS 6201 Advanced Measurement in EXSS                           3
EXSS 6202 Motor Learning                                         3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                            2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                               1
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                      1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                      2
Restricted EXSS Electives (6 s.h.)*
EXSS                                                             3
EXSS                                                             3
Education Elective (3 s.h.)
                                                                 3
General Elective (3 s.h.)
                                                               3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)                        0
* Choose from EXSS 5020, 5303, 5903, 6102, 6200, 6207, or 6445


Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
             Student        Faculty Advisor   Date
                                                                                     54

                                 Proposed Program of Study

                        Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

               Physical Education Pedagogy Concentration
                              Thesis Option
Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________


Required Courses (30 s.h.)                                                Hrs   Gr   Tyr
EXSS 6104 Curriculum in Physical Education                                 3
EXSS 6105 Instruction in Physical Education                                3
EXSS 6108 Analysis of Teaching In Physical Education                       3
EXSS 6109 Developmental Supervision in Physical Ed                         3
EXSS 6201 Advanced Measurement in EXSS                                     3
EXSS 6202 Motor Learning                                                   3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                                      2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                         1
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                                1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                                2
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                           3
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                           3
Restrictive Elective (3 s.h.)*
                                                                           3
Statistics Elective (3 s.h.)#
                                                                           3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)                                    0
* Choose from EXSS 5020, 5303, 5305, 5903, 6102, 6200, 6207, or 6445
# Choose from BIOS 5012 or EDUC 6430


Thesis Title
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Thesis Committee
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Proposal Approved ___________________         Defense Passed ____________________
              Date                                              Date

Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
             Student        Faculty Advisor   Date
                                                                                 55

                                 Program of Study

            Master of Arts in Education, in Exercise and Sport Science

     Physical Education Pedagogy Concentration
Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered ____


Required Courses (36 s.h.)                                                Hrs    Gr   Tyr
EDUC 6001 Intro to Diff in Human Learning                                  3
EDUC 6482 Trends & Issued In Ed Research                                   3
EXSS 6104 Curriculum in Physical Education                                 3
EXSS 6105 Instruction in Physical Education                                3
EXSS 6108 Analysis of Teaching Physical Education                          3
EXSS 6109 Developmental Supervision Physical Education                     3
EXSS 6201 Advanced Measurement in EXSS                                     3
EXSS 6202 Motor Learning                                                   3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                                      2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                         1
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                                1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                                2
LEED 6000 or ADED 6550 or ELEM 6550 Leadership & Communication             3
SPED 6002 Addressing Differences in Human Learning                         3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)                                    0



Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                             Student        Faculty Advisor  Date
                                                                                   56

                                  Program of Study

                    Master of Teaching in Physical Education (K-12)

             Physical Education Pedagogy Concentration
Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________


Required Courses (39 s.h.)                                            Hrs   Gr   Tyr
EXSS 5303 Phys Activity Programs for DD, ED & LD                       3
EXSS 6001 Administration of Phys Ed & Athletics                        3
EXSS 6005 Intramural & Extramural Programs                             3
EXSS 6105 Instruction in Physical Education                            3
EXSS 6108 Analysis of Teaching Physical Education                      3
SPED 6000 Exceptionalities in Regular Classroom                        3
TCHR 6010 Learner & the Learning Environment                           3
TCHR 6011 Teacher & the Teaching Experience                            3
TCHR 6020 MAT Classroom Management                                     3
TCHR 6024 MAT Internship                                               9
TCHR 6030 Literacy Development in the Content Area                     3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8000 EXSS/Education Comprehensive Examination                     0



Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                             Student        Faculty Advisor  Date
                                                                                         57

                               Proposed Program of Study

                      Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science


              Sport Management Concentration
                                Nonthesis Option
Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered ____


Required Courses (30 s.h.)                                              Hrs   Gr   Tyr
OMGT 6123 Quantitative Methods                                           3
EXSS 6102 History & Philosophy of Physical Education                     3
EXSS 6106 Contemporary Sport                                             3
EXSS 6131 Management & Leadership in Sport                               3
EXSS 6132 Legal Aspects of Sport Management                              3
EXSS 6133 Sport Marketing & Public Relations                             3
EXSS 6136 Financial Management in Sport                                  3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                                    2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                       1
EXSS 6445 Sport Psychology                                               3
EXSS 6692 Internship in EXSS                                             3
Electives (6 s.h.)
                                                                         3
                                                                         3
Masters Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 EXSS Comprehensive Examination                                 0


Signatures:

___________________________ ___________________________ __________
Student                     Faculty Advisor             Date
                                                                                        58


                              Proposed Program of Study

                  Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

                    Sport Management Concentration
                                   Thesis Option
Student ____________________ SS # _______________ Semester Entered __________


Required Courses (36 s.h.)                                        Hrs    Gr       Tyr
OMGT 6123 Quantitative Methods                                     3
EXSS 6102 History & Philosophy of Physical Education               3
EXSS 6106 Contemporary Sport                                       3
EXSS 6131 Management & Leadership in Sport                         3
EXSS 6132 Legal Aspects of Sport Management                        3
EXSS 6133 Sport Marketing & Public Relations                       3
EXSS 6136 Financial Management in Sport                            3
EXSS 6300 Research Techniques in EXSS                              2
EXSS 6301 Research Seminar in EXSS                                 1
EXSS 6445 Sport Psychology                                         3
EXSS 6990 Practicum in EXSS                                        1
EXSS 6991 Practicum in EXSS                                        2
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                   3
EXSS 7000 Thesis                                                   3
EXSS Comprehensive Examination (0 s.h.)
EXSS 8001 Comprehensive Examination                                0


Thesis Title

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Thesis Committee

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Proposal Approved ___________________       Defense Passed ____________________
              Date                                            Date

Signatures: ___________________________ ___________________________ __________
                             Student        Faculty Advisor  Date
                                                                                 59

                              Proposed Program of Study
   Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science
                                        69-70 s.h.

Student ______________________ SS # _________________ Semester Entered __________

Year I (20-21 s.h.)                                                  Hrs    Gr        Tyr
EXSS 7211 Bioenergetics                                               4
BIOC 6310 Molecular Biology Course                                   3-4
EXSS 8330 Introduction to Research (fall)                             3
EXSS 7335 Seminar in Bioenergetics                                    1
PHLY 7702 Graduate Organ Systems Physiology                           5
EXSS 8330 Introduction to Research (spring)                           3
EXSS 7335 Seminar in Bioenergetics                                    1
Year II (20 s.h.)
      Elective (fall)                                                 3
EXSS 8310 Pedagogy in Bioenergetics                                   3
EXSS 8333 Advanced Topics in Bioenergetics (fall)                     3
EXSS 7335 Seminar in Bioenergetics (fall)                             1
      Advanced Statistics                                             3
      Elective (spring)                                               3
EXSS 7335 Seminar in Bioenergetics (spring)                           1
EXSS 8330 Advanced Topics in Bioenergetics                            3
Year III (20 s.h.)
EXSS 7004 Research Ethics in a Complex World                          2
EXSS 9000 Dissertation (fall)                                         9
EXSS 9000 Dissertation (spring)                                       9
Year IV (9 s.h.)
EXSS 9000 Dissertation                                                9
* Choose from: ANAT 7202, BIOC 7303, BIOL 6870, or MCBI 7440
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