CCPS Exercise & Sport Science Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses:
EXSP 108: Soccer
EXSP 109: Beginning Racquetball
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 202: Introductory Human Nutrition
EXSP 210: American Red Cross First Aid
EXSP 220: Fitness For Life
EXSP 226: Aerobic Fitness
EXSP 229: Social and Square Dance
EXSP 231: Distance Running
EXSP 290: A-Z Selected Topics

300 Level Courses:
EXSP 302: Principles of Human Nutrition
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.

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.

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.

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 202 Introductory Human Nutrition. 3 hours.
Introduction to the principles of nutrition and dietetics including nutrient requirements for all age groups. Same as BIOL 202.

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.

EXSP 220 Fitness For Life. 2 hours.
This course introduces students to the basic components of living a wellness lifestyle. It includes topics such as nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and stress management. A confidential physiological screening and fitness measurements are performed to enhance course content.

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 229: Social and Square Dance. 1 hour.
Instruction and participation in square dancing.

EXSP 231: Distance Running. 2 hours.
This course is designed for the student to train for and successfully complete a half-marathon (13.1 miles). The student must complete the half-marathon in order to pass the course. A liability waiver is required. Students are responsible for all entry fees and transportation associated with participation in the half marathon theory courses in health, physical education, and recreation. Prerequisite: Must be able to run 30 minutes continuously.

EXSP 302: Principles of Human Nutrition. 3 hours.
A study of food as it functions to meet body needs with emphasis on utilization, food sources, selection of adequate diets, community and world health problems and diet therapy. Same as BIOL 302. Prerequisite may be taken concurrently: BIOL 103 and CHEM 103.

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 and physical education in the elementary schools. 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. Offered fall semester of odd years.

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, EXSP 390, EXSP 490: A-Z Selected Topics. 1-3 hours each.