2007-08 Course Descriptions

EXSC - Exercise Science

Department of Excercise Science and Health (CEHS)

EXSC 100 Lifetime Wellness (1-2-1), fall, spring, summer. Examines the components of health fitness. Evaluates one's current status and shows how to develop and maintain a healthful lifestyle. This is an activity class. Must be used to satisfy Exercise Science University Core requirements.

EXSC 110 Introduction to Exercise Science (3-0-2), fall. Overview of exercise science and health careers. For majors only.

EXSC 111 Team Sports (0-3-1), fall, spring. An introduction to traditional and non-traditional sports that can be used as recreational activities by all age groups. An introduction to skills, strategies, and team cooperation will be emphasized. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 121 Theory and Practice (0-6-1), fall, even years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For majors only. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for majors only.

EXSC 122 Theory and Practice (0-6-1), spring, odd years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For majors only. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for majors only.

EXSC 202 Adapted Physical Activity (0-3-1), fall, spring. Individualized rehabilitation and fitness program designed for students with specialized needs or considerations. Emphasis on improving fitness levels relative to the individual's needs and goals. May be substituted for a general activity course. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 203 Gymnastics Apparatus (0-3-1), fall, spring. Theory and practice of beginning skills in competitive apparatus events for men and women. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 204 Tumbling and Balance (0-3-1), fall, spring. Theory and practice of beginning skills in tumbling, balance, partner stunts, mini-trampoline, and vaulting. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 206 Strength Training (0-3-1), fall, spring. Theory and practice involving the development of muscular strength and muscular endurance. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 207 Martial Arts (0-3-1), fall, spring. Introduces the student to the basic concepts and techniques of self-defense. The student will learn to perform practical and traditional martial arts techniques. Special fee required. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 210 Cycling (0-3-1), spring. An introduction to the use of the bicycle for fitness and recreation. Personal bicycle required. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 211 Cross-Training (0-3-1), fall, spring, summer. A conditioning course that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength and endurance. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 212 Beginning Badminton (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in fundamentals and practice. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 213 Intermediate Badminton (0-3-1), on demand. Advanced theory and practice. Prerequisite: EXSC 212 or consent of instructor. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 215 Jogging for Fitness (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in fitness jogging for both present and lifetime use. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 216 Walking for Fitness (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in fitness walking for both present and lifetime use. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 217 Beginning Tennis (0-3-1), fall, spring, summer. Instruction in fundamentals and practice. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 218 Intermediate Tennis (0-3-1), on demand. Instruction in intermediate skills and strategy. Prerequisite: experience on high school tennis team or skill evaluation by EXSC faculty. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 219 Golf (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in fundamentals and practice. Course fee. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 220 Advanced Golf (0-3-1), on demand. Instruction and practice during a trip to a golf facility. Special fee and trip required. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 222 Physical Activities for Elementary (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in physical fitness activities, motor skills, rhythmic activities, games, sports, and sequential gymnastic and tumbling skills. Designed for interdisciplinary studies elementary majors. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 231 Advanced Gymnastics and Tumbling (0-3-1), fall, spring. Theory and practice of compulsory and optional routines and competitive and exhibition apparatuses. Prerequisite: EXSC 203 or 204. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 232 Kinesiology (3-0-3), fall, spring. Anatomical foundations and mechanics of human motion; basic principles of motor skills.

EXSC 234 Pickleball (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in the fundamentals and practice. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 235 Bowling (0-3-1), fall, spring, summer. Instruction in the fundamentals and practice. Course fee. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 236 Intermediate Bowling (0-3-1), on demand. Prerequisite: EXSC 235. Course fee. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 237 Beginning Racquetball (0-3-1), fall, spring, summer. Fundamental theory and practice. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 238 Intermediate Racquetball (0-3-1), on demand. Advanced theory and practice. Prerequisite: EXSC 237 or consent of instructor. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 239 Snow Skiing (0-3-1), fall. Special fee and trip required after the end of the semester. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 241 First Aid/CPR (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer on demand. Basic first-aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Same as HED 241. Special fee required.

EXSC 244 Theory and Practice (0-6-1), fall, odd years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For majors only. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for majors only.

EXSC 245 Theory and Practice (0-6-1), spring, even years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For majors only. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for majors only.

EXSC 321 Laboratory I (0-3-1), fall, spring. Actual teaching of an activity strength training class. Prerequisites: EXSC 241 and departmental approval. For majors only.

EXSC 322 Laboratory II (0-3-1), fall, spring. Actual teaching of an activity aerobics class. Prerequisites: EXSC 241 and departmental approval. For majors only.

EXSC 330 Field Experience (0-3-1), fall, spring, summer. Forty-five clock hours of on-site observation and aide work in a municipal, corporate, or private setting. A contract and daily log are required. For majors only.

EXSC 333 Elementary School Physical Education (3-0-3), fall. Theory and practice of activities suited to different age groups.

EXSC 334 Elementary Physical Education Design (3-0-3), spring. Advanced work in activities, skill progression, and curriculum development. Prerequisite: EXSC 333.

EXSC 350 Backpacking (0-3-1), fall. Special fee and trip required. Trip scheduled for mid-semester - missing three days of classes. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 351 Canoe Camping (0-3-1), spring. Special fee and trip required after the end of the semester. Student may not enroll in Maymester course without special permission. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 352 Advanced Snow Skiing (0-3-1), spring. Special fee and trip required. Trip scheduled for mid-semester - missing three days of classes. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

EXSC 360 Leadership and Management for Health Promotion (3-0-3), fall. Designed to explore many leadership and management theories and practices with application in health promotion fields. A writing-intensive course.

EXSC 361 Health Fitness Evaluation (0-3-1), fall, spring. This course allows the future professional to develop a variety of fitness evaluation skills. Prerequisites: EXSC 241 and departmental approval. For majors only.

EXSC 390 Training Program Design (3-0-3), fall, summer. Provides an in-depth investigation of the various theories that exist for the development of athletic fitness. Examines periodized training programs in strength, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and peak performance in several major sports.

EXSC 420 Exercise Science Internship (0-40-6), fall, spring, summer. Supervised field experience where the student is involved in a public, commercial, or private agency work environment, experiencing a variety of settings for a minimum of eight weeks (320 hours). Prerequisite: Approval of advisor, EXSC 460, completion of 90 hours and a GPA of 2.5. Special fee is required.

EXSC 421 Laboratory III (0-3-1), fall, spring. Lab assistant in a health concepts class. Prerequisite: departmental approval. For majors only.

EXSC 442 Athletic Training (3-0-3), spring, odd years. Emphasizes training room organization, management, and operation. Study of materials involved in certification and licensing; taping or strapping for prevention or rehabilitation of athletic injuries; and evaluation of athletic injuries.

EXSC 460 Program Planning for Health Promotion (3-0-3), spring. Designed to provide theoretical application of programming concepts in health promotion fields and practical application in such areas as individualized exercise prescriptions and related program development from start-up to evaluation. Prerequisite: EXSC 360.

EXSC 464 Advanced Theory and Practice (0-3-1), fall, spring. Intensifies the student's professional knowledge and skills as related to a selected activity. Prerequisites: EXSC 241 and departmental approval. For majors only. May be repeated three times.

EXSC 470 Organization and Administration of Secondary Physical Education (3-0-3), fall, summer, on demand. The program of activities; evaluation, adaptation, selection, and management; construction and repair of facilities; organization of materials; classification for work; bibliography, periodicals, allied organizations. Prerequisites: EXSC 232, 241.

EXSC 471 Exercise Physiology (3-0-3), fall. An examination of the effects of physical activity upon the human body. A writing-intensive course.

EXSC 472 Physiological Assessment (3-0-3), fall. Developing knowledge and practical experience regarding a variety of human performance measurement techniques.

EXSC 473 Cardiovascular Physiology (3-0-3), spring. A study of the physiology of the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular diseases, and methods of evaluating the various portions of the system.

EXSC 476 Application and Evaluation of Secondary Physical Education (3-0-3), spring, summer. The application of specific teaching methods and evaluation techniques in the fields of health and physical education.

EXSC 490 Adapted Physical Education (3-0-3), spring. An overview of handicapping conditions and a study of special education programming for meeting the individual needs of exceptional students. A writing-intensive course.

EXSC 491 Principles of Coaching (3-0-3), fall. An advanced course in methods which are common to coaching all sports. Included are program design, psycho-social factors, communication skills, ethics, and contemporary issues.

EXSC 492 Coaching Internship (0-160-3), fall, spring. Supervised field experience in which the student is contracted as a non-paid coaching assistant in a secondary or collegiate setting for a period of at least 160 hours. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA, senior standing, EXSC 491. Special fee required.

EXSC 498 Biomechanics (3-0-3), spring, summer. Practical application of analysis, diagnosis, and demonstration as used in a teaching situation. Prerequisite: EXSC 232.

EXSC 576 Application and Evaluation of Secondary Physical Education (3-0-3), spring, summer. The application of specific teaching methods and evaluation techniques in the fields of health and physical education.

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