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Exercise Science Major Courses

This is an introductory course that will introduce students to the field of exercise science. This course will define exercise science and the many sub-disciplines of the field, as well as future directions for the field, guiding principles, and professional activities and career opportunities within the discipline of exercise science.
What makes some for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations excel while other fail to thrive? Often it’s due to the quality of management within the organization. Management of people is distinct skill set that is critically important and these skills can be studied, understood, and practiced. In this course, students will learn the elements of business management, the theory behind them and practical tools with which to apply them. Key topics such as communication, leadership, teamwork, conflict management, change and more will be covered. No matter where a person works or volunteers, they will be able to contribute to the success of any organization when they have a clear understanding of management theory and techniques. (Offered every semester.)
The aim of this course is to engage the student to contemporary theories and concepts about nutrition. This will include diet and exercise, pathology of eating disorders, and the effect of diet on emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Students will also begin analyzing the source of information. At the end of the course, the student will have acquired and discussed a number of current issues and be able to have an informed and logical view, and will understand the fundamentals of nutrition across the lifespan. Students must take BIOL105 for four credits in order for this course to meet the general education laboratory science requirement. The three credit option is for elective credit only. (Offered every semester.)
This course deals with the basic principles of biology. Consideration is given to cell biology and structural and functional organization of plants and animals. Principles of reproduction, genetics, and ecology are introduced as well as a brief survey of the kingdoms of living organisms. Beginning course for all biology majors. (Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.) (Offered fall semester.)
Basic principles of chemical reactions and descriptive chemistry are integrated in terms of atomic structure, bonding theory, molecular geometry, reaction rates, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. (Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week.) (Offered fall semester.)
A self-directed study of medical terminology which covers basic roots, prefixes, suffixes and terminology of different systems of the human body. Students prepare for periodic vocabulary tests on their own time and schedule. The object of the course is to prepare the student for entrance into health field by providing a review of vocabulary tools. Prerequisite: Three science classes. (Offered online.)
This course is designed to deal with all the human body systems as to structure and function. Material covered is intended for those planning to teach biology in high school or enter the allied health professions, and to meet the needs of students majoring in physical education. Required of all physical education majors and biology majors in secondary education. (Three lectures and one two-hour lab per week.) (Offered fall semester)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the knowledge content integral to certification as a personal trainer (American College of Sports Medicine). It includes content from the various exercise sciences and provides students practical experience through application of the material.
Using foundational mechanical principles the students will (1) describe the motion of an object(s), (2) explain why the motion of an object(s) occurs as it does, and (3) solve or propose solutions to movement related problems. Students will describe the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and the biomechanical relationships within its component parts.
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of why people exercise, how exercise can affect mental health, theories used to explain exercise behavior, and the importance of exercise psychology for individuals considering a career involving exercise promotion. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
Lecture and laboratory experiences in the care and prevention of athletic injuries. The latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods and techniques are presented with practical application. (Offered fall semester.)
Designed to provide prospective teachers with experience in formulating individualized performance objectives, key teaching and therapy skills, and programming for specific problems in organization and administration of students with disabilities. Provides a brief review of the legislative and history of adapted physical education. (Offered spring semester.)
EXSC405 Practicum (1 Credit)
Designed to assist students in locating, interpreting, synthesizing and presenting research-based information. Meets the general education writing intensive requirement. (Offered fall semester.) Prerequisite: Senior status.

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