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    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health, and Nutrition  

    3 credits
    This course will examine the components that contribute to the concept of health and wellness. Theories and principles of health promotion and disease prevention on local, national, and international levels will be explored. Topics to be covered include health beliefs and behaviors, community health, Healthy People 2010, fitness, mental health, stress management, nutrition, disease prevention, drug usage, cultural differences, and health promotion. Content will be applied in education situations.

     
    EXSC 210 Electrocardiography (EKG) Analysis  

    3 credits
    This course provides a basic understanding of the electrical activity of both normal and abnormal heart rhythms. Students will learn to read and interpret an electrocardiogram (EKG). Prerequisite: BIO 203.


    EXSC 214 Introduction to Pharmacology  

    3 credits
    This course provides a basic understanding of commonly used drugs, supplements, and medications currently involved in exercise and health. This course will also examine the effects of these drugs, supplements, and medications on exercise tolerance and performance. Prerequisite: BIO 203. Not open to students who have taken BIO 109.


    EXSC 218 Motor Learning  

    4 credits
    This course provides a basic clinical understanding of motor learning and how this occurs; particularly how motor skills are learned and re-learned. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: PEH 125 or EXSC 125. Not open to students who have taken PEH 350.


    EXSC 240 Introduction to Kinesiology  

    3 credits
    This is an introductory course that describes the movement of the body during various activities. Focus is placed on the physical movement and how this pertains to different activities and populations. Prerequisite: PEH 125 or EXSC 125. Not open to students who have taken PEH 240.


    EXSC 262 Introduction to Pathophysiology  

    3 credits
    This course provides a basic understanding of disease and the physiology behind the disease. This course will provide a basis in recognizing and understanding specific diseases in unhealthy populations. Prerequisite: BIO 203.


    EXSC 354 Exercise Physiology  

    4 credits
    A study of muscle action. This course studies the effects of acute and chronic exercise on the human body. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: BIO 201 and 203.


    EXSC 355 Personal Training  

    3 credits
    This course provides a knowledge base of personal/corporate fitness training. Students will learn techniques, exercises, handling of clients, and administrative work involved with personal training. Prerequisite: BIO 342.


    EXSC 370 Biomechanics  

    4 credits
    This course provides an in-depth understanding of how the components of the musculoskeletal system produce human movement. Students will also learn how the body deals with every day external forces placed on joints and the effects of aging. Prerequisites: BIO 341 and 342.


    EXSC 480 Exercise Testing and Prescription  

    4 credits
    This course integrates previous knowledge learned as an Exercise Science major into assessing and prescribing exercise for different populations. Special populations and diseased populations will also be discussed; includes laboratory. Prerequisite: EXSC 354.


    EXSC 1/2/3/485 Special Topics  

    1-4 credits


    EXSC 2/3/486 Independent Study  

    1-4 credits


    EXSC 497 Internship in Exercise Science  

    1-4 credits
    This is a supervised internship of 40 work hours per credit hour for students wishing to seek employment in a professional work place (e.g. personal trainer, corporate fitness, and so forth). The student will arrange the internship and preceptor of choice and set up this arrangement with the advisor. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major; EXSC 480; and 3.000 cumulative grade-point average.