College of Continuing Professional Studies

CCPS Exercise & Sport Science Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses
EXSP 108: Soccer
EXSP 109: Beginning Racquetball
EXSP 110: Introduction to Indoor Cycling
EXSP 113: Beginning Swimming
EXSP 140: Golf
EXSP 150: Tennis
EXSP 160: Bowling
EXSP 168: Introduction to Yoga
EXSP 170: Relax and Renew Yoga
EXSP 194: Personal Fitness

200 Level Courses
EXSP 210: American Red Cross First Aid
EXSP 220: Fitness For Life
EXSP 226: Aerobic Fitness
EXSP 290: A-Z Selected Topics

300 Level Courses
EXSP 305: Coaching of Football
EXSP 308: Coaching of Baseball and Track
EXSP 312: Methods of Teaching Elementary Health and Physical Education
EXSP 320: Sports Officiating
EXSP 345: Wellness and Health Promotion
EXSP 390: A-Z Selected Topics

400 Level Courses
EXSP 490: A-Z Selected Topics


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 odd-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 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 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 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 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 Renew Yoga. 1 hour.

In the Relax and Renew 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, which helps students handle the challenges of life with a balanced disposition.

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.

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. This course fulfills the requirement for a teacher’s certificate. Course fee required.

EXSP 220 Fitness For Life. 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 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 305: Coaching of Football. 3 hours.

A study of the philosophy and techniques of coaching football 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 312: Methods of Teaching Elementary 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. This course fulfills the requirement for a teacher’s certificate in elementary education. 

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

EXSP 397, 398, 497, 498 Internships.

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

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