KNH 402 Spring 2019 with Dr. Alessio: Capstone and Service Learning credit KNH 402 Spring 2019 with Dr. Alessio: Capstone and Service Learning credit

KNH 402E (CRN: 68355, F 11:00 am -1:40 pm) Spring 2019 with Dr. Helaine Alessio

The focus of this capstone is Personal and Ecological Health. This course has been approved for Service Learning designation by the Office of Community Engagement and Service. Students will engage in challenging and fun interdisciplinary activities that positively impact personal health while contributing to ecologically sound and sustainable environments. Students will learn how lifestyle choices their carbon footprint and climate, and how the sources of energy required to meet their energy needs throughout the day affects the health of the environment, community, and people around the world. This course will include classroom discussions, field trips, videos, problem solving, and collaborative learning activities in the Paul Daniel Classroom in the Hefner Museum, located in Upham Rm 106, as well as field-based learning activities at Hueston Woods that include mountain bike trail maintenance and riding. Moderate to high levels of physical effort outdoors are required in this course.

 

Expressive Writing in Health & Fitness Expressive Writing in Health & Fitness

Fall 2017 KNH 402A and 402B (Capstone)
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jay Kimiecik

Theme-based Capstone Description—Expressive Writing in Health & Fitness. Students  considering this capstone should have an interest in or willingness to create and write stories (fiction and nonfiction), poems, and songs about their own health and fitness experiences, and be willing to share these stories with other students. You must also be open to sharing parts of yourself through writing that may be uncomfortable but also may help you discover yourself. You also need to have a desire to explore and understand the rich depths of the human condition—pain, sorrow, joy, and ecstasy—for yourself and others as it relates to health, fitness, and life in general. As part of the class experience, you will be introduced to the art and science of the healing power and health benefits of expressive writing as well as the emerging role of narrative medicine in clinical health environments. You will also read expressive stories that cover the gamut of people's health, fitness, and life experiences. You do NOT have to be a great writer to participate. The only prerequisite is an authentic interest in and desire for learning about expressive writing in health and fitness. This is a hybrid course that meets two days a week in class with the third day being online work relating to professional development via videos and other kinds of data. 

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Equestrian Sport in Europe, May 24 - June 25, 2017 Equestrian Sport in Europe, May 24 - June 25, 2017

KNH 402:  Equestrian Sport in Europe
May 24 – June 25, 2017

Instructor:  Dr. Thelma Horn (hornts@miamioh.edu)

This KNH 402 capstone course will be part of a six-credit workshop to be conducted at the John E. Dolobois European Center of Miami University in Luxembourg.  The workshop will examine the very rich history of European equestrian sport with particular emphasis on selected sociocultural (e.g., gender and social class), psychophysiological (e.g., physical training), and philosophical components.  The KNH 453 course provides an introduction to, and overview of, the major course topics while the KNH 402 course allows students to work in small groups to prepare a multidisciplinary research-based and applied project related to one of the European-based Olympic level equestrian sport events.

This six-credit hour summer workshop will provide enrolled students with the opportunity to spend six weeks at the John E. Dolobois European Center of Miami University in Luxembourg.  Enrolled students will be housed with host families, and on-campus classes will be held at the chateau.  Luxembourg is located in central Europe and provides students with easy travel access to many other destinations in Europe (e.g., France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy).

Two study tours are included in this workshop with one going to several cities in Germany, and the second to Vienna, Austria.  Students are free to travel on their own on other weekends.

This workshop is open to, and very appropriate for, students from all majors.  Students will earn six credits that can be used to satisfy one or more of the following:  (a) the global Miami Plan requirement; (b) the capstone course requirement; (c) some of the matrix requirement for KNH majors). 

Program Fees:  $3300.00 (includes housing, tuition, study tours, some meals).  Financial assistance from the university, college, and/or the department is possible.

See more detail at:  https://www.studyabroad.miamioh.edu/?go=equestriansport

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KNH 402: Health Perspectives in the Gambia May 2017 KNH 402: Health Perspectives in the Gambia May 2017

KNH 402: Health Perspectives in the Gambia

Date: May 14-May 28, 2017
Instructor: Helaine Alessio alessih@miamioh.edu


Experience first hand many perspectives of health in a developing country, and consider how healthcare is delivered when resources are scarce, understand context surrounding the complexity of health care in an African country, with both acute and chronic needs, engage with different health professionals, faculty, and students to discuss problems and potential solutions, and learn about various action plans on both global and local scales to address health concerns in The Gambia. Approximate trip cost: $3000 + tuition, financial assistance is possible.

The course will meet one (1) of the following MU requirements:  Cultural, Global or Capstone

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KNH 402 Section A Fall 2016 with Dr. Kimiecik KNH 402 Section A Fall 2016 with Dr. Kimiecik

KNH 402A (CRN: 55536, MWF 8:30 to 9:25 am) Fall 2016 is taught by Dr. Jay Kimiecik and will have a special theme of creative writing in health and fitness. Students interested in enrolling in this capstone must have an intrinsic interest in creating and writing stories (fiction and nonfiction), poems, and songs about their own health and fitness experiences, and be willing to share these stories with other students inside and outside of class. You must also be open to sharing parts of yourself through writing that may be uncomfortable. You also need to have a desire to explore and understand the rich depths of the human condition—pain, sorrow, joy, and ecstasy—for yourself and others as it relates to health and fitness.  As part of the class experience, you will be introduced to the science that has explored the healing power and health benefits of expressive writing as well as the emerging role of narrative medicine in clinical environments. You will also read creative stories written by health and fitness professionals that cover the gamut of people's health and fitness experiences. You do NOT have to be a great writer to enroll. The only prerequisite is an authentic interest in and desire for learning about creative writing in health and fitness.    

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KNH 402 Section B Fall 2016 with Dr. Kimiecik KNH 402 Section B Fall 2016 with Dr. Kimiecik

KNH 402B (CRN: 55537, MWF 10:00 to 10:55 am) Fall 2016 is taught by Dr. Jay Kimiecik and this section engages collaborative teams of students in problem-based and/or research-based intervention initiatives related to health and the culture of physical activity. Students work in teams to critically analyze a societal "need" or "problem" that they choose, and develop a reflective intervention/action plan based on that need. Students also work on professional development via various activities. 

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KNH 402 Sections D & E Fall 2016 with Dr. Cox KNH 402 Sections D & E Fall 2016 with Dr. Cox

FALL 2016

Dr. Cox - KNH 402D (55539) and KNH 402E (57844)

The two sections of KNH 402 offered on Tues and Thursday morning (0700-0920) are relatively unique. In short, we are providing a service project to the University and the student athletes at Miami. The primary function of our class is to generate metabolic fitness/health data on a specialized population. Some additional information (e.g. force output) will also be collected to allow relationships between the variables measured to be explored, for example, neck circumference and blood pressure.

We are meeting at an unusual time (the scheduled time is not a ‘typo'). You either register for Tuesday or Thursday from 0700-0920 am. Each class session involves the measurement of metabolic fitness variables. These include body composition using three different assessment technologies, blood sample for glucose and blood lipids and hemoglobin; blood pressure; anthropometric measurements (height, limb circumferences etc) and force output measurements on a force plate. Approximately 15-20 athletes from various teams are "processed" each morning. Coming to class and doing the measurements is the major factor in the grade. The first several weeks of the class involve learning how to do the measurements.

At the end of the semester a final Excel sheet with the data from approximately 200 individuals will be available for analysis (no names are included in this file). Research questions provided by the instructor and some provided by you and your partners (can be up to 3 people per group) will be answered. This will result in a relatively short (8-10 pages) paper. To obtain a grade of ‘A' or ‘B' this paper must be done. A grade of ‘C' can be achieved simply by coming to each class and showing proficiency in all measurement techniques.

Questions can be directed to Ronald H. Cox, Ph.D. coxrh@miamioh.edu

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