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.
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.
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.
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.
Studies human movement. Includes the structure of the human body and fundamental mechanics. Emphasizes kinesiological and mechanical analysis.
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.
Studies acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise, as well as nutritional and environmental effects on these responses. Requires separate weekly laboratory.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides complementary field experiences for students taking EXSC 4400 (Physical Activity Promotion in the Community).
Designed to provide exercise science students a comprehensive understanding of basic nutritional principles as they relate to sports.
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.
Teaches the application of mechanical principles to the development of motor skills. Includes research and technology utilized in the field of biomechanics.
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.
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.
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.
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.