Biology

Exercise & Sport Science Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses:
EXSP 101: Varsity Participation
EXSP 106: Beginning Basketball
EXSP 108: Soccer
EXSP 109: Beginning Racquetball
EXSP 113: Beginning Swimming
EXSP 140: Golf
EXSP 150: Tennis
EXSP 160: Bowling
EXSP 165: Karate I
EXSP 168: Introduction to Yoga
EXSP 170: Relax and Restore Yoga
EXSP 192: Volleyball/Walleyball

200 Level Courses:
EXSP 205: Scuba
EXSP 207: Fitness Swimming
EXSP 210: American Red Cross First Aid
EXSP 216: Weight Training
EXSP 220: Personal Wellness
EXSP 226: Aerobic Fitness
EXSP 228: Applied Statistics in Exercise & Sport Science
EXSP 265: Karate II
EXSP 268: Yoga II
EXSP 290: Selected Topics
EXSP 291, 292: Research

300 Level Courses:
EXSP 303: Kinesiology
EXSP 305: Coaching of Football
EXSP 306: Coaching of Basketball
EXSP 308: Coaching of Baseball and Track
EXSP 311: History and Principles of Exercise & Sport Science
EXSP 312: Methods of Health and Physical Education
EXSP 315: Adaptive Physical Education
EXSP 317: Socio-psychological Aspects of Exercise & Sport Science
EXSP 320: Sports Officiating
EXSP 330: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
EXSP 331: Motor Learning
EXSP 340: Organization and Administration of Sport
EXSP 341: Sports Information and Promotion
EXSP 345: Wellness and Health Promotion
EXSP 350: Exercise Physiology
EXSP 351: Exercise Prescription/Cardiac Rehabilitation
EXSP 390: Selected Topics
EXSP 391, 392: Research

400 Level Courses:
EXSP 493: Senior Seminar: Advanced Exercise Physiology
EXSP 495: Senior Seminar in Sports Management
EXSP 490: Selected Topics
EXSP 491, 492: Research
EXSP 497, 498: Internship


EXSP 101: Varsity Participation. 1 hour.

Varsity athletes may enroll for credit for athletic participation. Limited to one semester. 

EXSP 106: Beginning Basketball. 1 hour.

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.

EXSP 108: Soccer. 1 hour.

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.

EXSP 109: Beginning Racquetball. 1 hour.

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. 

EXSP 113: Beginning Swimming. 1 hour.

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. 

EXSP 140: Golf. 1 hour.

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.

EXSP 150: Tennis. 1 hour.

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.

EXSP 160: Bowling. 1 hour.

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

EXSP 165: Karate. 1 hour.

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). 

EXSP 168: Introduction to Yoga. 1 hour.

Introduction to basic Hatha yoga Asanas (poses). Pranayama (breathing) techniques to expand body and mind awareness.

EXSP 170: Relax and Restore Yoga. 1 hour.

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. 

EXSP 192: Volleyball/Walleyball. 1 hour.

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.

EXSP 205: Scuba. 1 hour.

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.

EXSP 207: Fitness Swimming. 1 hour.

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. 

EXSP 210: American Red Cross First Aid. 2 hours.

The Standard First Aid and Personal Safety book is used. An American Red Cross Certificate may be obtained.

EXSP 216: Weight Training. 1 hour.

This course introduces the basic techniques needed for developing muscular strength and endurance. Includes instruction on the use of weight machines and free weights. 

EXSP 220: Personal Wellness. 2 hours.

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. 

EXSP 226: Aerobic Fitness. 1 hour.

An introduction to aerobic fitness through aerobic dance. Some other forms of aerobic fitness are discussed and are included in the course content. 

EXSP 228: Applied Statistics in Exercise and Sport Science. 3 hours.

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 227 and MATH/EXSP 228

EXSP 265: Karate II. 1 hour

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).

EXSP 268: Yoga II. 1 hour.

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. 

EXSP 303: Kinesiology. 3 hours.

Prerequisite:  BIOL 205.
A study of the human machine and its processes of motor functioning. 

EXSP 305: Coaching of Football. 3 hours.

A study of the philosophy and techniques of coaching football in high school or college.

EXSP 306: Coaching of Basketball. 2 hours.

A study of the philosophy and techniques of coaching basketball in high school or college.

EXSP 308: Coaching of Baseball and Track. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 311: History and Principles of Exercise & Sport Science. 2 hours.

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.

EXSP 312: Methods of Health and Physical Education. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 315: Adaptive Physical Education. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 317: Socio-psychological Aspects of Exercise & Sport Science. 3 hours.

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. 

EXSP 320: Sports Officiating. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 330: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. 3 hours.

Prerequisite:  BIOL 205.
A course for the coach and trainer in conditioning, taping and use of therapy in prevention and recovery from athletic injuries. 

EXSP 331: Motor Learning. 3 hours.

A study of the motor learning process as applied to motor acquisition. Including a review of the interrelationship of physical development and motor learning. Preparation of plan for motor skill development for all populations.

EXSP 340: Organization and Administration of Sport. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 341: Sports Information and Promotion. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 345: Wellness and Health Promotion. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 350: Exercise Physiology. 3 hours.

Prerequisite:  BIOL 110 or BIOL 172; BIOL 206.
Physiological effects on the human organism under different intensities, durations and environments.

EXSP 351: Exercise Prescription/Cardiac Rehabilitation. 3 hours.

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.

EXSP 493: Senior Seminar. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: EXSP 350.

EXSP 494: Senior Seminar: Physical Education. 3 hours.

EXSP 495: Senior Seminar in Sports Management. 3 hours.

EXSP 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours.

EXSP 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492: Research.

EXSP 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship.

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