CCPS Exercise & Sport Science Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses
EXSP 101: Varsity Participation. 1 hour.

Varsity athletes may enroll for credit for athletic participation. Limited to one semester. (Meets activity class).

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 110: Introduction to Indoor Cycling. 1 hour.

Students receive instruction in basic fundamentals of indoor cycling, including proper bike set-up, hand positions and core movements, safety, mental training and visualization, heart rate monitoring, and proper breathing. Students will set fitness goals and work towards achievement of their goals as they practice and refine these fundamentals.

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 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 the 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 194: Personal Fitness. 1 hour.

Students will be introduced to activities that enhance wellness lifestyles. These activities will include the areas of aerobic conditioning, resistive exercise, and flexibility protocols.

200 Level Courses
EXSP 209: Intermediate Racquetball. 1 hour.

Builds on the skills taught in beginning racquetball. A higher level of technical instruction.

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

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.

EXSP 291, 391, 491: Research. Variable hours.

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.

300 Level Courses
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 397, 497: Internship. Variable hours.

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.