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Exercise Science

 
EXSC-Exercise Science
EXSC 2500
Sports Medicine
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
EXSC Majors: ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). PETE Majors: ZOOL 1090
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). PETE Majors: PETE 2700 both with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055).

Explores the field of Sports Medicine. Provides instruction on injury management, including record keeping, assessment, and steps to recovery. Teaches an understanding of different tissues' response to injury. Investigates different imaging techniques used in assessment. Examines surgical considerations for specific injuries.

EXSC 270G
Foundations of Exercise Science
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L) all with a C- or higher, and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055)

Introduces the study of the Exercise Sciences and discusses the global influence on the development of the field. Studies the national and international history and philosophy of the field of Exercise and sport science. Analyzes problems in areas covered under the umbrella of Exercise Science and Physical Education. Explores related career and employment opportunities in this area.

EXSC 3270
Exercise Testing and Prescription
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), all with a C- or higher, and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), and EXSC 270G

Teaches key concepts related to exercise testing and program design for healthy populations and populations with controlled disease. Explores concepts in team, group, and individualized assessment and programming. Emphasizes principles in anatomy, exercise physiology, behavior modification, motivation, health promotion, fitness assessment and prescription. Encourages students to sit for certification exams upon course completion. Course fee of $20 for supplies.

EXSC 3400
Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
(MATH 1050 or higher) and University Advanced Standing

Provides an introduction to statistics, as well as the role of statistics in experimental design that is necessary to evaluate data collected from measurements commonly used in exercise science, health, physical education and recreation.

EXSC 3500
Kinesiology
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), all with a C- or higher and MATH 1050 or MATH 1055. PETE Majors: ZOOL 1090 and PETE 2700 both with a C- or higher and MATH 1050 or MATH 1055. REC Majors: ZOOL 1090 and REC 2200 both with a C- or higher and STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055. All: University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), and EXSC 270G

Studies human movement. Includes the structure of the human body and fundamental mechanics. Emphasizes kinesiological and mechanical analysis.

EXSC 3550
Motor Learning and Control
3:2:2
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
EXSC Majors: ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), and Pre or Co-requisite all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). PETE Majors: ZOOL 1090 and Pre or Co-requisite PETE 2700 both with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). REC Majors: ZOOL 1090 and Pre or Co-requistie REC 2200 both with a C- or higher and (STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). All: University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G

Examines motor and cognitive characteristics of individuals involved in learning or performing motor skills. Examines conditions that influence learning. Analyzes how humans learn complex movement skills and control voluntary, coordinated movement. Analyzes the basic psychological processes involved in learning and control of movement and their effect on instruction and practice conditions for the learner. Studies motor development and its effect on skill acquisition. Course fee of $14 for equipment, software applies.

EXSC 3700  (Cross-listed with: ZOOL 3700)
Exercise Physiology
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
EXSC Majors: ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), and EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and MATH 1050. PETE Majors: PETE 2700 and ZOOL 1090 with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). All: University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L)

Studies acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise, as well as nutritional and environmental effects on these responses. Requires separate weekly laboratory.

EXSC 3705  (Cross-listed with: ZOOL 3705)
Exercise Physiology Laboratory
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
EXSC 3700

Studies acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise, as well as nutritional and environmental effects on these responses. The laboratory is designed to offer the hands-on experience where students will experience the physiological responses to different stressors in the lab setting. The labs are arranged to be conducted as similar material is being discussed in class. Course Lab fee of $28 for materials applies.

EXSC 3730
Biomechanics
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EXSC Majors: ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), and all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). PETE Majors: ZOOL 1090 and Pre or Co-requisite PETE 2700 both with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). REC Majors: ZOOL 1090 and Pre or Co-requisite REC 2200 both with a C- or higher and (STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). All: University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G, and EXSC 3500

Emphasizes the application of engineering principles and technology in sports performance through interdisciplinary methodologies. Includes human gait analysis, locomotion, trunk biomechanics, computer modeling, and tissue biomechanics. Course fee of $20 for equipment, supplies, and lab applies.

EXSC 3750
Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer

EXSC Majors-Prerequisite(s): ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), and Pre or Co-requisite(s): EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and MATH 1050. PETE Majors-Prerequisite(s): ZOOL 1090 and Pre or Co-requisite(s): PETE 2700 both with a C- or higher and MATH 1050. REC Majors-Prerequisite(s): ZOOL 1090 and Pre or Co-requisite(s): REC 2200 both with a C- or higher and STAT 1040 or MATH 1050. All-University Advanced Standing. Provides students with the necessary skills and understanding to adequately deal with the psychological and social aspects of human and sport performance. Develops techniques and psychological skills to enhance performance and establish a learning and social environment that would enhance the effectiveness of coaches and maximize the skill and personal growth of athletes.

EXSC 3850
Ethical Concerns in Exercise Science
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), and Pre or Co-requisite EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055) and University Advanced Standing

Surveys applied concepts of ethical codes and legal liability. Explores systems used by community and adventure education programs for aspects protective of participants, staff, and institutions.

EXSC 4000
Clinical Exercise Physiology
3:2:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G, and EXSC 3270 all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Emphasizes information and skills related to exercise testing and prescription in healthy and clinical populations. Teaches American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exercise testing guidelines.

EXSC 4050
Obesity Physiology and Physical Activity
3:3:0
Prerequisite(s):
EXSC 270G

Provides a broad understanding of the negative health impacts of obesity on physiology. Focuses on exercise modalities that are safe and appropriate as means to treat and ameliorate the negative health consequences of obesity.

EXSC 4100
Fitness Across the Lifespan
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), and Pre or Co-requisite EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing.

Addresses key issues relative to fitness across the lifespan; including, fitness in youth, adult fitness, aging, physical activity program design and implementation, attrition, behavior modification, and the role of exercise in disease prevention and/or management.

EXSC 4200
Exercise Metabolism
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Examines how exercise affects the functioning of human and animal organisms at the molecular level. Focuses on the tools of basic principles of biochemistry and teaches how to use the tools to understand how exercise affects metabolism. Studies how to use biochemical tests to assess an exercising person's health and performance.

EXSC 4300
Research Methods in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
EXSC Majors: ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), and Pre or Co-requisite EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). REC Majors: ZOOL 1090 and Pre or Co-requisite REC 2200 both with a C- or higher and (STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055). All: University Advanced Standing.

Introduces students to key research in their field. Emphasizes analytical and interpretive skills. Develops scientific writing skills. Promotes design and utilization of comprehensive research methodologies commonly applied in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation.

EXSC 4400
Physical Activity Promotion in the Community
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Emphasizes concepts related to physical activity promotion in the community. Critically reviews literature associated with physical activity programming in communities including barriers to physical activity participation, behavioral change theory, and social, environmental, and biological factors that influence physical activity behavior. Promotes application of concepts developed in class through introductory supervised field experience.

EXSC 4410
Promoting Physical Activity in the Community Field Experience
1:0:4
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
EXSC 4400

Provides complementary field experiences for students taking EXSC 4400 (Physical Activity Promotion in the Community).

EXSC 4500
Advanced Sports Nutrition
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G and Pre or Co-requisite EXSC 3700 and 3705 all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Designed to provide exercise science students a comprehensive understanding of basic nutritional principles as they relate to sports.

EXSC 4550
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G, EXSC 3500 and EXSC 3700 and EXSC 3705 all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Emphasizes knowledge of physiological principles and training techniques used in strength and conditioning. Teaches guidelines from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Prepares students for several sections of the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.

EXSC 4600
Advanced Biomechanics
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EXSC 3730

Teaches the application of mechanical principles to the development of motor skills. Includes research and technology utilized in the field of biomechanics.

EXSC 4700
Advanced Gross Motor Assessment
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G, EXSC 2500 and EXSC 3500 all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Provides the students with advanced instruction on and the development of knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to safely and effectively evaluate and interpret / qualify gross motor function. Includes but is not limited to surface anatomy, boney and soft tissue palpation, Range of Motion (ROM), muscular strength, neurologic enervation and stress tests of supportive structures.

EXSC 481R
Internship in Exercise Science
1 to 8:0:5 to 40
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Provides students with hands-on professional experience in the field of exercise science. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit.

EXSC 489R
Undergraduate Research for Exercise Science
1 to 4:0:5 to 20
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Provides students the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students will put in practice the theoretical knowledge gained in prior major courses. Students will create a significant intellectual or creative product that is characteristic of the Exercise Science discipline and worthy of communication to a broader audience. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation.

EXSC 4950
Senior Seminar
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ZOOL 2320 (or 232H), ZOOL 2325 (or 232L), ZOOL 2420 (or 242H), ZOOL 2425 (or 242L), EXSC 270G all with a C- or higher and (MATH 1050 or MATH 1055), and University Advanced Standing

Emphasizes critical evaluation of classic and current research in Exercise Science. Promotes research and writing skills within the discipline of Exercise Science. Promotes student centered learning and supports specialization within the field of Exercise Science.