2011-12 Course Descriptions

EXSC - Exercise Science   
Department of Exercise 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 Sport Pedagogy (0-6-1), fall, even years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For exercise and sport science majors only. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for exercise and sport science majors only.     

EXSC 122 Sport Pedagogy (0-6-1), spring, odd years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For exercise and sport science majors only. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for exercise and sport science 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 205 Yoga (0-3-1 )fall, spring. Instruction in the practice of Hatha/ Flow Yoga. General philosophy, history, and benefits toward wellness will be included. The performance of asanas (postures) and prayamas (breathing exercises) in order to improve wellness will be emphasized. 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 214 Aerobics for Women (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction and practice in rhythmic aerobic activities. 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 219 Golf (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in fundamentals and practice. Course fee. 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 224 Disc Golf (0-3-1), fall, spring, summer. Introduces fundamentals of disc golf, emphasizing improving personal skills through practice, technique. And implementation of basic strategies. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.   

EXSC 225 Water Safety Instruction (0-3-1), spring. Designed for swimmers. Instruction on how to teach swimming to all ages. Special fee required. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.   

EXSC 226 Water Aerobics for Women (0-3-1), fall, spring. Vigorous aquatic activities to attain/maintain aerobic fitness. Excellent alternative to the pounding of "land aerobics." Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.   

EXSC 227 Marathon Training (0-3-1), fall.Instruction and training to complete a marathon, generally geared to the first time marathoner. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement. Additional cost required, for periodic joggers to consistent runners.

EXSC 228 Swimming for Fitness (0-3-1), fall. This course focuses on fitness activities in water - a great choice for those who enjoy swimming and cross training. Students will build cardiorespiratory endurance, improve stroke mechanics and learn new strokes. Designed for those who can swim, but interested non-swimmers may contact the instructor for approval to enroll. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.   

EXSC 229 Lifeguard Training (0-3-1), spring. Designed for swimmers. Instruction in strokes, safety, and water rescue. Lifeguard training certification meets the requirements of most pool facilities hiring lifeguards. Special fee required. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.   

EXSC 232 Structural 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 237 Beginning Racquetball (0-3-1), fall, spring, summer. Fundamental theory and practice. 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 (1-0-1), fall, spring, summer on demand. Basic first-aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Same as HED 241. Special fee required.   

EXSC 244 Fitness Pedagogy (0-6-1), fall, odd years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For exercise and sport science majors only. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for exercise and sport science majors only.   

EXSC 245 Fitness Pedagogy (0-6-1), spring, even years. Theory and practice in the development of basic sports skills. For exercise and sport science majors only. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement for exercise and sport science majors only.   

EXSC 252 Triathlon(0-3-1), fall. Introduces preparation in swim, bike, and run for a sprint distance triathlon to be completed during current semester. Course will include: cross training, transition work, and race day management. Additional cost required. Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim 100 yards freestyle without stopping in order to take this course. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.

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

EXSC 322 Fitness Practicum (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 341 Scuba Diving (0-3-1), fall, spring. Instruction in beginning skills, equipment, and safe diving techniques. Special fee required. Fulfills EXSC activity requirement.   

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 a Summer Session I 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 372 Exercise Physiology (3-0-3), fall. An examination of the effects of physical activity upon the human body.  Lab required.  Co-requisite: EXSC 373.  EXSC 373 co-requisite waived for coaching minors.   

EXSC 373 Exercise Physiology Lab (0-1-1), fall. Laboratory experience offering hands-on practice in fitness testing and evaluation using state-of-the-art technology. Co-requisite EXSC 372; exception for EXSS majors only. Prerequisite: EXSC 232.

EXSC 391 Basic Sports Medicine (3-0-3), fall.This is a basic athletic training course providing a study of athletic training room procedures stressing the practical aspects of care and prevention of athletic injuries. The course covers the cognitive, affective and psychomotor objectives of the athletic training procedures.   

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 372/373, EXSC 460, completion of 90 hours and a GPA of 2.7. Special fee is required.   

EXSC 421 Wellness Practicum (0-3-1), fall, spring. Lab assistant in a Lifetime Wellness class. Prerequisite: departmental approval. For majors only. 

EXSC 450 Personal Training (3-0-3), fall, spring.  This course is designed to prepare students for the successful completion of the National Council on Strength and Fitness Personal Trainer Certification exam.  Prerequisites: EXSC 372/373.   

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. A writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: EXSC 232, 241.     

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 480 Training Program Design (3-0-3), fall. 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. Prerequisite: EXSC 372 and completion of required majors activity courses.    

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), spring. 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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