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EXSC 101 - Introduction to Exercise Science (3).
Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the multiple components, career options, and theories within exercise science. Major components of the course include professional and career opportunities within allied health professions, professional development opportunities, the role of exercise science professionals in contemporary society, and foundational research and writing skills. Notes: Lab Fee: $25. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major or permission of the department.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 101H - Introduction to Exercise Science (3).
Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the multiple components, career options, and theories within exercise science. Major components of the course include professional and career opportunities within allied health professions, professional development opportunities, the role of exercise science professionals in contemporary society, and foundational research and writing skills. Notes: Lab Fee: $25. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major or permission of the department.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 199 - Gen Exercise Science Elective

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 208 - Exercise Leadership & Instruction (3:2:1).
Description: Lecture and laboratory designed to demonstrate principles of designing, leading, and instructing exercise for individuals and groups. Prerequisite: EXSC 101 or department permission Notes: Offered fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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EXSC 208H - Exercise Leadership & Instruction (3:2:1).
Description: Lecture and laboratory designed to demonstrate principles of designing, leading, and instructing exercise for individuals and groups. Prerequisite: EXSC 101 or department permission Notes: Offered fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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EXSC 231 - Scientific Foundations of Exercise Science (2).
Description: A theory course in which aspects of fitness and activity are studied.Major components of the course include scientific foundations of exercise science and foundational research and writing skills used in exercise science. Prerequisite: EXSC 101. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
2.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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EXSC 231H - Scientific Foundations of Exercise Science (2).
Description: A theory course in which aspects of fitness and activity are studied.Major components of the course include scientific foundations of exercise science and foundational research and writing skills used in exercise science. Prerequisite: EXSC 101. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
2.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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EXSC 300 - Society, Sport, and Exercise (3).
Description: This course explores how certain features of society (e.g., media, corporations, schools, religion, family, peers) influence sport and exercise. It emphasizes the role of culture and discusses how sport and exercise differs between countries. Prerequisite: SOCL 101 or SOCL 201. Notes: Offered periodically in the spring, occasionally summer
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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EXSC 303 - Teaching Aerobic Activities (1).
Description: This course is designed to increase knowledge and instructional skills in various forms of aerobic exercise such as aerobic dance, water aerobics, and aerobic walking. The course will also investigate certification programs and requirements for individuals to lead and teach aerobic exercise classes. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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EXSC 370 - Kinesiology (3).
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an analysis of applied human anatomy, with emphasis placed on the musculoskeletal system, in relation to human movement, orthopedic injuries, and rehabilitation. Major components of the course include discussing physical concepts and how to apply scientific principles to sport-specific movements, joint actions, and muscle actions within the upper and lower extremities. Prerequisite: EXSC 101; PESH 102; BIOL 213 or BIOL 307; minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA. Notes: Offered fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 382 - Biomechanics (3:2:2).
Description: The study of human movement. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and periodically in summer. Prerequisites: C- or greater in BIOL 213 or BIOL 307, PESH 102, and EXSC 370.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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EXSC 384 - Exercise Physiology (3).
Description: This course will examine how the human body, from a functional and health-related standpoint, responds, adjusts, and adapts to acute exercise and chronic training. Basic skills of imparting health-related fitness information will also be presented. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: C- in BIOL 214 or BIOL 308, cumulative GPA 2.5. Corequisites: EXSC 385.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 385 - Exercise Physiology Lab (1:0:2).
Description: Students will gain practical experience in laboratory-based exercise testing such as maximum aerobic and anaerobic capacity testing and body composition assessment. Notes: Offered periodically in fall and spring. Lab Fee: $100. Prerequisites: C- in BIOL 214 or BIOL 308, Cumulative GPA 2.5. Corequisites: EXSC 384.
1.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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EXSC 385H - Exercise Physiology Lab (1:0:2).
Description: Students will gain practical experience in laboratory-based exercise testing such as maximum aerobic and anaerobic capacity testing and body composition assessment. Notes: Offered periodically in fall and spring. Lab Fee: $100. Prerequisites: C- in BIOL 214 or BIOL 308, Cumulative GPA 2.5. Corequisites: EXSC 384.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

PE, Sport, & Human Performance Department

EXSC 401 - Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3).
Description: An analysis of the psychological factors involved in sport and physical activity with emphasis on performance enhancement. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, minimum Junior status. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, occasional summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 401H - Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3).
Description: An analysis of the psychological factors involved in sport and physical activity with emphasis on performance enhancement. Prerequisites: PSYC 101. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, occasional summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 465 - Strength and Conditioning (3).
Description: This course is designed to prepare students for the National Strength and Conditioning Certification examination. Students will be planning and implementing weight training and conditioning programs based on individual assessments. In addition, students will be reviewing current techniques, theories, and practices of conditioning and strength training for various sports. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, occasional summer. Prerequisites: PESH 102, minimum Junior status, C- or higher EXSC 384, 2.5 overall GPA.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

PE, Sport, & Human Performance Department

EXSC 480 - Exercise Testing and Prescription (3).
Description: This course will examine the appraisal of health-related fitness and exercise programming for individuals who are healthy, at risk, injured and unhealthy individuals. Prerequisites: EXSC 384, Cumulative GPA 2.5. Notes: Offered in fall, spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 480H - Exercise Testing and Prescription (3).
Description: This course will examine the appraisal of health-related fitness and exercise programming for individuals who are healthy, at risk, injured and unhealthy individuals. Prerequisites: EXSC 384, Cumulative GPA 2.5. Notes: Offered in fall, spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 481 - Individual Program Design and Application (1:0:2).
Description: Students will gain practical experience working with youth, adult, and senior clients. In addition, students will apply theory learned in class, performing fitness assessments, developing individualized exercise programs, and supervising exercise sessions. Notes: Lab Fee: $25. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: EXSC 385, EXSC 480, EXSC 511, PESH 201 or proof of valid CPR, Cumulative GPA of 2.5.
1.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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EXSC 482X - Community Wellness for Special Populations (1).
Description: This course will introduce students to community-based wellness programs specific to special populations, including geriatrics, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and others. Students will evaluate established programs and learn how to implement them into an exercise plan. Fieldwork is required.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PE, Sport, & Human Performance Department

EXSC 484 - Exercise Physiology II (3).
Description: A study of general principles and causes of disease and resultant abnormal physiological function of organ systems. Included are discussions on stress, cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 214 OR BIOL 307 and 308, and C- in PHED 384 or EXSC 384, Cumulative GPA of 2.5. Corequisites: EXSC 486. Notes: Offered fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

PE, Sport, & Human Performance Department

EXSC 484H - Exercise Physiology II (3).
Description: A study of general principles and causes of disease and resultant abnormal physiological function of organ systems. Included are discussions on stress, cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 214 OR BIOL 307 and 308, and C- in PHED 384 or EXSC 384, Cumulative GPA of 2.5. Corequisites: EXSC 486. Notes: Offered fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 486 - Exercise Physiology II Laboratory (1:0:2).
Description: Laboratory to accompany Exercise Physiology II Lecture EXSC 484. Prerequisites: BIOL 214 or 308, EXSC 384, EXSC 385, Cumulative GPA of 2.5. Corequisite: EXSC 484. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Lab fee: $100.
1.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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EXSC 492 - Certification Seminar in Exercise Science: Exercise Physiologist (2).
Description: The course is designed to provide EXSC majors on internship with professional preparation to sit for national B.S. level certification exams in exercise physiology. Corequisites: EXSC 494, EXSC 496. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in BIOL 213/214 or 307/308, senior standing, approval of advisor, PESH 201 or proof of valid First Aid & CPR, Cumulative GPA of 2.5. Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer. Lab Fee: $210.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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EXSC 493 - Certification Seminar in Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning (2:2:2).
Description: The course is designed to provide EXSC majors on internship with professional preparation to sit for a national B.S. level certification exam in strength and conditioning. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in BIOL 213 or 307, BIOL 214 or 308, senior standing, approval of advisor, PESH 201 or proof of valid First Aid & CPR, Cumulative GPA of 2.5. Corequisite: EXSC 494, EXSC 496. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer. A grade of S or U will be recorded. Lab Fee: $360.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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EXSC 494 - Portfolio in Exercise Science (1:0:1).
Description: A course to be taken concurrently with the EXSC 496 Internship. Students will develop a portfolio based upon the experiences in their internship. Corequisites: EXSC 492 or 493, EXSC 496. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in BIOL 213 or 307, BIOL 214 or 308, senior standing, approval of advisor, Cumulative GPA of 2.5. Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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EXSC 495 - Internship In Exercise Science (12)
Description: The internship provides students the opportunity for guided practical experience in an exercise science setting. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 307 and 308 with labs with C- or better.
12.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship, Practicum/Cooperative edu

PE, Sport, & Human Performance Department

Course Attributes:
Capstone Course

EXSC 496 - Internship in Exercise Science (9:0:9).
Description: The internship provides students the opportunity for guided practical experience in an exercise science industry setting. Corequisites: EXSC 492 or EXSC 493, EXSC 494. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or higher in BIOL 213 or 307, BIOL 214 or 308, senior standing, approval of advisor, PESH 201 or proof of valid First Aid & CPR,Cumulative GPA of 2.5 . Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer.
9.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
9.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship, Practicum/Cooperative edu

PE, Sport, & Human Performance Department

Course Attributes:
Capstone Course

EXSC 501 - Organization & Administration of Physical Education & Sport (3).
Description: This course is designed to develop the administrative and organizational skills necessary to implement a comprehensive physical education and sport program. In addition, this course will also focus on financial, legal, and facility concerns, as well as scheduling, delegating authority, and motivating personnel within the organization. Prerequisite: Junior, Senior, or Graduate level standing. Notes: Course is offered in the fall, spring, and periodically in summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EXSC 511 - Physical Activity for Special and Aging Populations (3).
Description: An examination of the physiological changes occurring in senior adults and persons with disabilities and hypokinetic diseases. In addition, the impact of physical activity on health, hypokinetic diseases, daily functioning, and quality of life are explored. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: EXSC 384/385, Cumulative GPA of 2.5; or graduate status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

PE, Sport, & Human Performance Department

EXSC 511H - Physical Activity for Special and Aging Populations (3).
Description: An examination of the physiological changes occurring in senior adults and persons with disabilities and hypokinetic diseases. In addition, the impact of physical activity on health, hypokinetic diseases, daily functioning, and quality of life are explored. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: EXSC 384/385, Cumulative GPA of 2.5; or graduate status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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