Exercise & Sport Science Course Descriptions
Instruction in the basic skills and tactics of basketball. Students will practice skills and acquire knowledge necessary for participation as a fitness or leisure-time activity. Offered fall semester of odd?numbered years.
Instruction in the basic skills and tactics of soccer. Students will practice skills and acquire knowledge necessary for participation as a fitness or leisure-time activity. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years.
Students will receive instruction in the basic racquetball shots and serves. The course also covers tactics, scoring, rules and etiquette. Students will practice skills and acquire knowledge necessary for participation as a fitness or leisure-time activity.
The student is instructed in the basic swimming strokes including freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. An emphasis is placed on safety and learning to be comfortable in the water.
Students will receive instruction in driving, iron play, chipping, pitching and putting. The course also covers tactics, scoring, rules and etiquette. Students will practice skills and acquire knowledge necessary for participation as a fitness or leisure-time activity. Course fee required.
Students will receive instruction in executing the basic techniques of forehand, backhand and service. The course also covers tactics, scoring, rules and etiquette. Students will practice skills and acquire knowledge necessary for participation as a fitness or leisure?time activity.
Students will receive instruction in the basics of bowling delivery. The course also covers tactics, scoring, rules and etiquette. Students will practice skills and acquire knowledge necessary for participation as a fitness or leisure-time activity. Course fee required.
Students will be introduced to the basic principles of traditional Japanese Karate-do. The training includes instruction in Kihon (basic technique), Kumite (sparring with a partner) and Kata (the original forms of modern Karate).
Introduction to basic Hatha yoga Asanas (poses). Pranayama (breathing) techniques to expand body and mind awareness.
In the Relax and Restore series of Hatha yoga, the student will learn to control their breath in a relaxed and modulated way. Learning to do this properly is the gateway to many of the mental, physical and emotional benefits of yoga. Hatha yoga develops emotional strength that helps students handle the challenges of life with a balanced disposition.
Students will receive instruction in the basic skills and tactics of volleyball/walleyball. Students will practice skills and acquire knowledge necessary for participation as a fitness or leisure?time activity. Offered fall semester of odd?numbered years.
The course teaches the fundamental skills necessary to properly and safely enjoy participation in scuba. N.A.S.D.S. Certification available. Swimming ability as determined by instructor. Students must provide their own snorkeling equipment. Course fee required.
The course emphasizes the use of swimming for physical fitness enhancement and enjoyment. Each student needs a working knowledge of freestyle and backstroke and the endurance to swim 200 yards of each continuously.
The Standard First Aid and Personal Safety book is used. An American Red Cross Certificate may be obtained.
This course introduces the basic techniques needed for developing muscular strength and endurance. Includes instruction on the use of weight machines and free weights.
This course introduces students to the key components of wellness. Students will become familiar with testing methods and personal program development for areas such as: aerobic and anaerobic training, stress management and nutrition. Critical thinking about contemporary wellness issues will be discussed.
An introduction to aerobic fitness through aerobic dance. Some other forms of aerobic fitness are discussed and are included in the course content.
Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra.
The course contains the mathematical basis for statistics including descriptive measures, probability and hypothesis testing. Some applications in exercise and sport science will include tests, ANOVA, correlation and regression. Credit will not be given for both MATH 227and MATH/EXSP 228.
Prerequisite: EXSP 165.
Refinement of basic principles of Japanese Karate-do. Students will build on skills gained in Karate I, learning more advanced Kihon (basic technique), Kumite (sparring with a partner) and Kata (the original forms of modern Karate).
Prerequisite: EXSP 168.
Refinement of basic hatha yoga, the Iyengar approach, by using asanas, poses and pranayams, breathing techniques, to expand body and mind awareness.
Selected Topics are courses of an experimental nature that provide students a wide variety of study opportunities and experiences. Selected Topics offer both the department and the students the opportunity to explore areas of special interest in a structured classroom setting. Selected Topics courses (course numbers 290, 390, 490) will have variable titles and vary in credit from 1-3 semester hours. Selected Topic courses may not be taken as a Directed Study offering.
Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research (291, 292, 391, 392, 491 or 492) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree.
A study of the philosophy and techniques of coaching football in high school or college.
A study of the philosophy and techniques of coaching basketball in high school or college.
A study of the philosophy and techniques of coaching Coaching methods used in the teaching of basic fundamentals in a baseball, track or field program. This also includes planning and organizing games, trips and track meets.in high school or college.
The history of exercise science through ancient, early modern and the present century, combined with a study of the principles now accepted as basic in this field.
A study of the various methods and materials used in the teaching of health in the elementary and secondary schools. This course fulfills the requirement for a course in health and physical education for elementary education majors.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
The course presents a practical approach to providing motor activities, general physical fitness and therapeutic exercises to persons having structural, metabolic and neurological handicaps. Offered spring semester.
This course is designed to aid the elementary and secondary teacher in the classifying and analyzing of physical education activities according to socio-psychological aspects. The analysis will be made from four main points of view: (1) interpretative, (2) impulsive, (3) neuromuscular and (4) organic.
This course is aimed at giving the student a better understanding of the rules and duties of the officials in softball, baseball, basketball, football and volleyball. It includes practical experiences in working with intramurals and an opportunity for state certification.
Prerequisite: BIOL 205.
A course for the coach and trainer in conditioning, taping and use of therapy in prevention and recovery from athletic injuries.
A study of the methods, resources, practices and procedures utilized in Sport Management. Content will include emphasis in facility management, intra-/extramurals, networking, legal aspects and resources of corporate fitness.
A study of methods, resources, practices and procedures utilized in sport management. Content will include emphasis in public relations, labor relations, promotion, fundraising and mass communication.
This course is designed to provide a student with the basic principles for developing wellness and health promotion programs. It will emphasize various dimensions of wellness/health promotion programs and the benefits of individual and group interaction. The course will focus on developing professional programming skills and personal growth.
Prerequisite: EXSP 350.
General principle of exercise prescription for healthy and diseased individuals. Particular emphasis will be on the interaction and analysis of patient demographics including risk factor assessment, medical history and graded exercise evaluation (EKG, stress test date) to develop a safe effective exercise program.
A study in class organization and teaching methods in individual and team physical activities. A review of fundamental skills and important teaching techniques of the different individual/team activities applicable to motor learning and growth and development. Preparation of sequential unit lesson plans and evaluation procedures are included.
Interns must have at least 60 credit hours, completed appropriate coursework and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 prior to registering for academic credit. Also, approval must be obtained from the student's faculty sponsor and required forms must be completed by the deadline. Note: *Architecture, Music Therapy and Education majors do not register internships through Career Planning & Development. These students need to speak with his/her advisor regarding credit requirements and options.
Prerequisite: EXSP 350.