Exercise Science

Name Title Credits School
EXSC 100 Introduction to Kinesiology 3 School of Health Professions
Introduces topics associated with the professions of kinesiology. As a foundation course, students learn basic information related to physical activity, the bio-sciences, fitness and health, psycho-social domains of kinesiology and sport management. This course includes practical elements that incorporate the disciplines of athletic training, exercise science, physical education and sport management. Additionally, this course explains department academic programs and careers in the field of kinesiology.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 110 Foundations of Physical Activity 3 School of Health Professions
The aim of this course is to support the adoption of a physically active lifestyle conducive to health. The focus is on developing an understanding of the dynamic relationship between personal health and physical activity. Selected health issues are investigated in conjunction with active student participation in corresponding lifetime physical activities.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 150 Aerobic Conditioning 3 School of Health Professions
A complete aerobic fitness program that introduces various cardiovascular exercise programs to help students understand and experience the effect of aerobic conditioning. This course requires suitable attire and physical performance at the level and ability of each participant

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 160 Resistance & Flexibility Training 3 School of Health Professions
A study of the fundamental principles of resistance and flexibility training with applications for personal fitness and sports.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 200 Motion Analysis 3 School of Health Professions
The aim of this course is to examine the process, techniques and tools available to: 1) examine an individual's movement, 2) determine optimal performance of the movement for that individual and, 3) develop and implement a plan that will ensure success along the path from initial to optimal performance.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EXSC 100 and BIOL 210 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 210 Measurement and Prescription 3 School of Health Professions
A study of the role of evaluation in exercise science, the organization and administration of a testing program, interventions, prescription and appropriate statistical methods used in a testing program.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EXSC 100 with a minimum grade of C, MATH 135 or MATH 141 or PSYC 210

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 220 Disability & Diversity in Physical Activity 3 School of Health Professions
This course is a study of adapted exercise and physical activity. Specific topics include historical and legal aspects of various disabilities, individualized activity programming and assessment for individuals with exceptionalities, relationship between school/community/agencies providing special programs and services, and issues of cultural diversity and its effect on individual learning and behavior across physically related settings.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EXSC 100 with a minimum grade of C, BIOL 210 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 230 Survey of Athletic Injuries 3 School of Health Professions
This course acquaints the student with the prevention, recognition, and basic management of athletic and exercise related injuries.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EXSC 100 with a minimum grade of C, BIOL 210 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 300 Exercise Physiology 3 School of Health Professions
Understanding the physiology of the exercising human is essential to the successful health and wellness professional. The purpose of this course is to develop competencies within the student that are related to fitness evaluation, exercise and activity prescription, and training program development for individuals or for groups with age, sex, and culture as important modifying factors. Beginning with the basic physiological concepts of energy metabolism, pulmonary, cardiovascular and muscular function, the student examines in depth the responses of individuals to the stress of exercise, training, and detraining. These physiological principles formulate the basis for the development of sound programs of exercise, training, and wellness programs.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 310 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning 3 School of Health Professions
Fundamental aspects of strength and conditioning are covered including program design and resistance, endurance and plyometric exercise techniques. This course also covers the basics of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, supplementation, and testing as it applies to resistance, speed, and power training. This course stresses both theory and application and is geared toward the preparation in attaining the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certifications administered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EXSC 300 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 320 Biomechanics 3 School of Health Professions
This course will examine human motion, including the structure and function of the various systems that contribute to movement from a mathematical and physical principles perspective. Special emphasis is placed on the movement analysis and how technique can be examined using the theories within biomechanics. Also emphasized is the biomechanical analysis of motion using advance technological tools available in this discipline.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EXSC 300 with a minimum grade of C, BIOL 210 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 330 Motor Learning 3 School of Health Professions
Acquaints the student with the concepts and principles involved in motor skill learning and performance; in particular, the implications for teaching and progressions in learning are stressed. A laboratory experience provides opportunities to replicate theoretical constructs.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EXSC 210, EXSC 300 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 340 Graded Exercise Testing 3 School of Health Professions
This course focuses on theoretical information about the administration and application of graded exercise stress tests. The electrocardiogram (ECG) and maximum oxygen uptake values during rest and exercise are conducted.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EXSC 300 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 350 Aerobic & Anaerobic Exercise Leadership 3 School of Health Professions
This course reviews the practical applications of exercise leadership for the apparently healthy individual as well as individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, and cognitive and emotional disorders. This course is a leadership physical activity course.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EXSC 300 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 360 Exercise Programs for Special Population 3 School of Health Professions
Students will learn to organize, lead, and supervise programs of physical exercise and conditioning in industrial, business, recreational, educational, and athletic settings. In addition, students will practice using results of diagnostic tests to prescribe appropriate activities for a wide variety of populations.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EXSC 300 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 370 Exercise Programs for Older Adults 3 School of Health Professions
Prepares students to plan and conduct basic physical activity and exercise programs for the elderly. Although the emphasis is on exercise routines and fitness programs, students also learn to lead older adults in rhythmic and dance activities and recreational games. A three-week training period is followed by a twelve-week practical experience at a senior citizen site (nutrition site, day care center, or some other senior citizen center). Weekly seminars are held in conjunction with the practical experiences.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EXSC 300 with a minimum grade of C

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 380 Sports and Exercise Psychology 3 School of Health Professions
This course will provide an overview of the major concepts which define the field of sports and exercise psychology including, but not limited to: the foundations of sports psychology, personality and sports, motivation, arousal/stress/anxiety, competition and cooperation, intrinsic motivation, and group dynamics. This course will encourage you to think critically about a variety of sports and exercise topics while actively applying them to your own life and everyday experiences. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PSYC 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 400 Contemporary Issues in Exercise Science 3 School of Health Professions
This course involves the investigation and study of current research topics using directed research and readings as they apply to the field of exercise science. This course is the senior seminar course that is completed along with internship. This course is a research-based and writing-intensive course.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EXSC 300 and 5 of the following: EXSC 310, EXSC 320, EXSC 330, EXSC 340, EXSC 350, EXSC 360, EXSC 370, EXSC 380, HSCI 480 Corequisites: EXSC 410

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EXSC 410 Senior Practicum 4 School of Health Professions
This is the culminating experience for students in the exercise physiology concentration. Students are assigned to a sport-specific training facility, corporate fitness center, hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation center, or other clinically-based wellness/fitness or rehabilitation facility for practical experience in the application of concepts.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EXSC 300 and 5 of the following: EXSC 310, EXSC 320, EXSC 330, EXSC 340, EXSC 350, EXSC 360, EXSC 370, EXSC 380, HSCI 480 Corequisites: EXSC 400

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4