Exercise Science Course Descriptions
BIO 201 - General Biology: Cells, Genetics & Evolution
An in-depth study of the basic concepts of biology including cellular organization and function, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and Darwinian evolution. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included.
BIO 203 - General Biology: Anatomy & Physiology
This course provides a basis of the structure and function of all major organ systems and their integration. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included.
BIO 252 - Human Nutrition
A study of the biological foundations of nutrition, its biological and physiological phenomena and its association with health issues, laboratory included.
Prerequisites: BIO 201, BIO 203, and CHM 109.
BIO 341 - Human Anatomy
A system-based study of the human anatomy. Includes a cadaver-based laboratory exploration of human gross anatomy.
Prerequisite: BIO 203.
BIO 342 - Human Physiology
An examination of the major physiological systems, their function, and their integration, which includes the nervous, muscular, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, renal, digestive, and reproductive systems. Laboratory included.
Prerequisite: BIO 203. Co-requisite: CHM 110. Not open to students with credit for
BIO 354 - Exercise Physiology
CHM 109 - General Chemistry I
Foundations of chemistry for Science majors. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, phases of matter, chemical energetics, molecular geometry; includes laboratory.
Co-requisite: MTH 102 or equivalent placement.
CHM 110 - General Chemistry II
Continuation of basic principles of chemistry: solutions, equilibria; acids and bases; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; descriptive inorganic and organic chemistry. Laboratory experiments in conjunction with the theory.
Prerequisite: CHM 109 with a minimum grade of C.
EXSC 100 - Physical Education Activity Classes
1 Credit Each
Emphasize basic skills, techniques, and the recreational value for a variety of sports. A maximum of 4 credits of the Physical Education 100 series may apply toward graduation requirements. All sections are coeducational.
Activity courses that are offered include the following: aerobics, badminton, basketball,
bowling, golf, horseback riding, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and weight
training and conditioning.
Not open to students with credit in PEH 100.
EXSC 122 - First Aid
A course that includes the basic principles of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and emergency care.
Not open to students with credit in PEH 122.
EXSC 125 - Introduction to Exercise, Health & Nutrition
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.
Not open to students with credit for PEH 125.
EXSC 210 - Electrocardiography (EKG) Analysis
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
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
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
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 241 - The Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
A study of the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries related to physical education and sport. Includes practical experience both in the classroom and training room.
Not open to student with credit in PEH 241.
EXSC 253 - Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
This course will examine the unique nutritional needs for sport and physical activity. This course is designed to help students develop and analyze appropriate nutritional plans for sport and physical activity. Topics will include training, recovery, nutrition during exercise, hydration and supplements.
Prerequisites: BIO 203, BIO 252 and CHM 109.
EXSC 262 - Introduction to Pathophysiology
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 355 - Personal Training
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
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 & Prescription
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 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
MTH 140 - Introduction to Statistics
An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data.
The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use of mathematical software.
Prerequisite: MTH 102 or placement.
PHY 119 - College Physics I
An algebra-based study of mechanics: translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors.
PHY 120 - College Physics II
An algebra-based study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics,
and simple harmonic motion and waves; includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors.
PHY 219 - General Physics I
A calculus-aided study of mechanics: translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: MTH 240 or equivalent.
PHY 220 - General Physics II
A calculus-aided study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic waves; includes laboratory.
Co-requisite: MTH 241.
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
A survey course on the basic principles of psychology and their applications to human behavior and social problems. Multiple perspectives emerging from different philosophical and socio-historical contexts are used to examine domains of human thought and behavior.
Topics include research methods, human development, gender differences, learning and cognition, psychobiology, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, methods of treatment, and the impact of social situations and culture on behavior.
PSY 224 - Human Development: Lifespan
A broad overview of theory, research, and applications in human psychological development from conception to death. Using the lifespan developmental perspective, patterns of growth, change, and stability in various domains of development (e.g., physical, cognitive, social, and personality) are examined.
Furthermore, the interaction of domains within the context in which development occurs is emphasized (e.g., the interaction of biological, psychological, and sociological factors within a sociohistorical context).
This course is for non-psychology majors. Prerequisite: PSY 100.
SPM 110 - Sport Management
This course is an introduction to sport management topics. These topics include planning, marketing, financing, leading, and organizing sport and recreation organizations, events, and facilities. Sport law and sport ethics are also overviewed.
SPM 140 - Sport Psychology
This course is an introduction to the application of psychological principles to sport settings. Topics of the course include sport motivation, sport leadership, sport anxiety management, teamwork, injury recovery, visualization, personality in sport, and peak performance.
This course will not satisfy the social science core requirement. Not open to students with credit in PEH 140.
SPM 240 - Sport Recreation Management
Organization and administration principles for directing programs and facilities in physical education, intramurals and recreation. Students learn to create safe learning environments for diverse population of students to encourage positive interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation. Students learn to organize, allocate and manage time, space, and equipment in a variety of ways to provide active and equitable learning experience as it relates to sport recreation.
SPM 310 - Sport Event & Facility Management
This course focuses on planning, maintaining, and managing sport events and multi-purpose sports facilities. Concentration is on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of sport events in addition to the design, maintenance, and full utilization of athletic facilities. Principles for effective management of sport events and facilities in both human and physical resources are stressed. Prerequisites: SPM 110; junior standing.