Exercise Science (EXS)

EXS 261  First Aid    2 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with the opportunity for certification in Community First Aid and Safety and Adult, Infant and Child CPR. Students will also be introduced to the AED device. The main goal of this first aid and CPR course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess an emergency situation, to call for help, to administer mouth to mouth resuscitation or CPR, perform correct choking procedures for conscious and unconscious victims, and to minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced emergency medical help arrives. Students will learn to recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions regarding care. Students will also receive information on the prevention of injury and illness, with a focus on personal safety. Offered every semester.

EXS 262  Foundations of Ex Sci & Sport    3 sem. hrs.

Course presents an introduction, overview and history of the multidisciplinary field of exercise science and sports. The importance of specialized areas of study such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise/sport psychology, motor behavior, fitness management, and nutrition for optimal health and physical performance will be major focuses. Course also provides an overview of career perspectives within the fields of exercise science and sports. Offered every semester.

EXS 263  H1:DV:Personal/Com Health    3 sem. hrs.

This Heritage Series I course examines the challenges of the 21st century focusing on the situation of humankind in the modern world related to personal and community health. The scope includes acquiring fundamental knowledge of health enhancement in the areas of emotional and mental health; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, human sexuality; chronic and infectious diseases; consumer health and awareness; nutrition; exercise and fitness; culture and gender issues; and other societal and safety themes. Discussion of subject matter will center on the rapid advancement of technology in the allied fields of health enhancement and the application of values, ethics, and cultural/religious mores guiding personal and societal decisions, especially in regard to the dignity of humans. Offered every semester.

EXS 264  Org/Admin of Ex Sci & Sport    3 sem. hrs.

Organization and Administration of exercise science, sports, and health & fitness related programs. Emphasis is placed on understanding the management process: functions, application to various health science settings, program development, budget, facilities, marketing/promotion, and risk management. Topics also include staffing and supervising programs, curricular trends, financial and legal aspects, procuring and caring for equipment and supplies, ethics, and public relations aspects of the administration of intramural, interscholastic athletics, corporate fitness, camping and outdoor recreation/educational programs. Offered every semester.

EXS 362  Care/Prev of Athletic Injuries    3 sem. hrs.

Prevention and care of athletic injuries with emphasis on avoiding accidents and injuries, recognizing signs and symptoms of specific sports injuries and conditions, immediate and long-term care of injuries, and administration procedures in athletic training. Provides instruction in the study of the athletic training room and its problems, including taping, bandaging, care of sprains, strains, and wounds common to athletic participation along with general rehabilitation. Offered every semester.

Prerequisites: EXS 261, BIO 209, 210.

EXS 363  Adv Athletic Injury Management    3 sem. hrs.

Continuation of basic principles of athletic injury care and prevention and a closer look at the rehabilitation of more serious injuries. Organization and administration of training program and training room will be covered with an emphasis is placed on basic administrative procedures and written record-keeping skills, management of time and materials necessary for the proper function of the training room, participation and service to clients served by the athletic trainer, acquisition and evaluation of information relative to injury assessment and prevention of athletic injury, proper communication of care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and maintenance of responsibility, ethical behavior, and self-limitations in the treatment of athletic injuries. Offered every spring.

Prerequisites: EXS 261, 362, BIO 209, 210.

EXS 364  Sports Psychology    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to offer the coach, the athlete, and the prospective coach an opportunity to learn principles, theories, and applications of psychology in a sports setting. Topics include discussion regarding the psychological factors that influence involvement and performance in sport, exercise, and physical education settings, identify the skills and knowledge about sport and exercise psychology that can be applied as a coach, teacher, or exercise leader, compare and contrast psychological theories and research, integrate effective goal setting practices, explore the various skills involved in developing emotional & mental control: anxiety & arousal, anger management, concentration, imagery, and confidence, and, understand the various pitfalls of eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictive behavior.

EXS 365  Sports in American Society    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the cultural practices of sport in American Society. Social, economic, political commercialization and mass media aspects of a sport will be examined as well as the effects of sport on the individual. This course provides as critical entry point into the sociology of sport in American society that examines the sociological role of sport in the making of American society and culture, and vise-versa. Given the special emphasis on social inequality in sport, the purpose of the course is to better understand sport as social and cultural phenomena, and to analyze the dynamic interplay of economic, political, historical and other forces within which forms of sport and physical activity have been developed, implemented and contested in America.

EXS 381  Physiology of Exercise    3 sem. hrs.

Study of physiological aspects of muscular activity with special attention given to effects of exercise on body function. Aerobic and anaerobic conditions of exercise are discussed. Laboratory measurement of some physiological effects of exercise is included. The course has two primary goals: First, students develop an understanding of the physiological adaptations that occur during and after endurance and resistance exercise. Second, students improve their comprehension of the differences between the acute exercise response and the changes that occur with chronic physical activity (exercise training). A major emphasis is placed on physiological systems as they relate to physical activity, exercise and health, and stress; including, but not limited to, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, renal, neural, and metabolic. Offered every semester.

Prerequisite: BIO 209, 210.

EXS 385  Biomechanics    3 sem. hrs.

Study of human motion based on anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles. Analysis of motor skills includes detection and correction of faulty movements. Lectures provide the framework for all class activities. They aim to link the student's knowledge of anatomy with mechanics to provide an understanding of how movement is produced in individuals. The lectures also provide information about the history, scope, and impact of biomechanics. The class introduces students to the physics of movement that underpin biomechanics, and to the measurement procedures utilized. Students will examine these principles for a variety of activities including: walking, running, jumping, quiet standing, throwing, striking, and reaching. Laboratory activities emphasize the qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement. These sessions require students to work effectively individually and in groups to collect data, and then work independently to analyze and interpret their data. Offered every semester.

Prerequisite: BIO 209, 210.

EXS 390  ST: Exercise Science    3 sem. hrs.

This course allows a student or a small group of advanced-level students to pursue an area of academic study in exercise science or sport that may not be reflected in normal curricular offerings. Specific subject matter and evaluation should be negotiated between the student(s) and potential instructor. Course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor. Offered every semester. Pre-requesites: junior standing or above and consent of instructor.

EXS 464  Tests & Meas in Ex Sci & Sport    3 sem. hrs.

The development, evaluation and administration of tests in exercise science are explored through lecture and practical settings. Basic statistical analyses and their application in interpreting tests and measurements are included. Students will utilize, design or adapt performance-based and standards-based measurement plans and tools that are necessary when assessing, evaluating, researching or making decisions about performances in the areas of health science. Students will be expected to develop and utilize existing authentic and traditional measurement techniques/tools. Students will be able to differentiate between formative and summative measurements and describe ways the program can be improved based on measurement results. Students will also demonstrate their ability to interpret results and infer implications from the findings along with the ability to contrast the results of norm and criterion-referenced evaluations. Offered every semester.

EXS 474  Exercise Testing and Prescript    3 sem. hrs.

This course is an introduction to the essential principles and skills of exercise testing and prescription. Students acquire knowledge of and skill in the theoretical and practical aspects of exercise testing, body composition, fitness evaluation, client interviews and education, exercise prescription, and emergency procedures. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to incorporate suitable and innovative activities that will improve an individual's functional capacity. Offered every semester.

EXS 484  Concepts in Exercise Science    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces principles and methodology involved in the field of exercise science; including the pathophysiology of cardiac, pulmonary, neuromuscular, and orthopedic risk factors that will be covered on the cellular and molecular levels as they relate to adaptation. Also includes the study of basic exercise science concepts and principles: programming and participation, assessment, supervision, and leadership for various types of individual and group health and fitness programs. Offered every semester.

EXS 494  Internship    3,6 sem. hrs.

The internship provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical experience in a field setting conducive to the development/refinement of skills and abilities related to a professional role. Guidance and support is provided by an approved field supervisor in concert with university faculty. Sites are selected based on the student's career expectations. Offered every semester.

Prerequisites: Requires prior written approval of instructor.

EXS 498  Introduction to Research    1-2 sem. hrs.

This course is an introduction to the principles of critical analysis of scientific literature. Students will learn to access, interpret, and analyze research through a review of professional articles, oral presentations, and information pertinent to their respective fields. Offered every semester.

EXS 499  Introduction to Research    1-2 sem. hrs.

This course is an introduction to the principles of critical analysis of scientific literature. Students will learn to access, interpret, and analyze research through a review of professional articles, oral presentations, and information pertinent to their respective fields. Offered every semester.