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Last approved: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:00:08 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:00:08 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

Campus Writing Program
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
Nutrition & Exercise Phys-HES
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
Nutrition & Exercise Phys-MED

Term for Proposal

Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

Nutritional and Exercise Physiology (NEP)
Nutritional and Exercise Physiology
Physiology of Exercise - Writing Intensive
This is the basic course in exercise physiology, which applies specific principles and concepts of human physiology to the physical work situation. This course will look at ventilation, oxygen transport, cardiovascular physiology, muscle physiology and the metabolic systems; and emphasis will be given to the adaptations to exercise and training. This course will first explore basic exercise physiology and then will explore many of the applied issues pertaining to performance and health. Graded on A-F basis only..
Lecture/Standard with Laboratory
A-F Only
PTH_AS 2201; MPP 3202 or BIO_SC 3700. Restricted from Pre-Nutritional and Fitness students.

Instructor Information

Nutrition & Exercise Phys-HES
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
204 Gwynn Hall
No, instructor has never attended

Nutrition & Exercise Phys-MED
(numbers only)
Non-teaching Staff
No, instructor has never attended

Nutrition & Exercise Phys-HES
(numbers only)
Non-teaching Staff
No, instructor has never attended

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Writing Intensive Course Information

The lectures and laboratories in this course focus on the effects of a session of exercise and exercise training on the human, including muscular and cardiorespiratory physiology, exercise metabolism, and the role of exercise in health, fitness and sports conditioning. The 3 exams will also have short answer and essay questions on them.
Self paced?

Should this course be considered for funding?
Large Enrollment Courses:
large lecture course with Labs that have written assignments associated with them.
through grading of the labs
we use rubric and go over each lab each week.

Writing Intensive Assignments

All assignments
There are 10 labs throughout the course and for each one the students need to do a lab write-up. Most lab write-up are 8-10 pages including tables and figures. Students will be required to revise at least one lab, with the option to revise a second.
Length of assignment:
Lab TA
Lab TA

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
We have decided to reduce the number of written labs submitted to 8 – see attached as students struggle turning in a lab each week. Each lab varies in length but I would say on average they are about 8 pages. They have figures in them that is why it is difficult to say the exact length.
The first revision (Lab 2) is by the TA and then the students can resubmit…..some students choose not to if they did well on the first draft.
The second revision is peer reviewed (Lab 9) in class and then they have a week to make the changes. See syllabus attached for dates. We do not review a lab more than once and allow a week for resubmission – we can not turn around the labs faster as we try to get the labs back within a week so they can learn from the corrections.
There is definitely critical thinking b/c they have to interpret the data they gather in each lab.

In addition on the exams ½ of the questions are written questions. I grade all of those.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Rubric - we will provide a rubric for each lab that the student can follow to see how the points are weighted. Instructor gives the feedback on most of the labs. On one lab near the end of the course they get a peer review and then they do the revisions.
Lab write-up are required following each lab experience. They have one week to complete the write-up. It will follow the usual lab format of introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusions. Data will have to be analyzed and presented. The discussion and conclusion will require interpretation and a conclusion to be drawn.
There are 10 labs throughout the course and a write-up follows each lab. After the first 2 labs they will be able to rewrite the lab to correct their writing.
written exams - multiple choice and short answer questions
Teaching assistants are used to administer the lab portion of the course. These graduate students are selected from our masters and doctoral candidates within the Exercise Physiology graduate program, usually after one year in the program. Admission to this graduate program is very competitive and requires a writing sample and 3 academic letters of recommendation. The GTAs undergo 3 training sessions with the instructor prior to the course. These assistants administer the lab experience, announce the writing assignments, and with the CWP provide assistance during the writing. Grading is performed by both the assistants and instructor. Two labs are allowed a revision.

TAs are required to go to your training program in Jan. We meet once a week to discuss the lab protocol and nuances in grading. Do we have differences in lab grades? Sometimes but usually when I see that it is in the first few labs and then the students correct their writing such that by the end of the course I usually do not see differences in the grades between labs. It is also hard to tell b/c periodically we get a lab full of strong students and labs full of weak students. Labs are graded by their individual TA as this keeps consistency in what they are being told to do.

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Natural and Applied Sciences


Additional Comments

We also have a lab syllabus which has all of the writing intensive instructions including rubrics.
Jonathan Cisco (CiscoJo) (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:19:29 GMT): Copied over from original proposal for NEP 4850. Course number changed to NEP 3850.
Lina Trigos Carrillo (trigoscarrillol) (Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:12:23 GMT): 10/24/2016 Email to faculty per subcommittee request on assignment description, revision, and TA training.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:00:00 GMT): NEP 3850W course number changed does not go into effect until SS/FS2017. I have added NEP 4850W, 01 and labs 01A-01F for the Spring 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled the regular sections of NEP 4850, 01 and labs 01A-01F. The students that were enrolled in the regular section of NEP 4850, 01 have been moved to the new sections of NEP 4850W
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