HSS 428-555 Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health Syllabus

University of Dayton, Fall 2012

About This Course

An introduction to reading, evaluating, conducting, writing, and presenting research in the fields of physical activity, health and related disciplines, including exercise science, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, nutrition, dietetics, and physical therapy. Topics include problem selection, research questions, literature review, instrumentation, hypothesis testing, quantitative-qualitative methodology, data collection, statistical analyses (PASW/SPSS), theoretical-analytical frameworks -- particularly symbolic interactionism --, narrative-textual analysis, case study construction in the fields of Physical Activity-Health with an emphasis on practical and professional applications.