EXSC 1105. Introduction to Exercise Science (3-0-3) The course examines the historical foundations, current issues, future directions, and professional opportunities in the field of exercise science.
EXSC 2107. Exercise Leadership (2-2-3) Prerequisite: PHED 1205 with a grade of "C" or better. Materials, methods, and laboratory experiences in exercise leadership. Appropriate techniques of exercise instruction in group and individual settings covered. Special emphasis given to certification guidelines in exercise leadership.
EXSC 3105. Principles of Nutrition (3-0-3) Basic scientific principles relating to human nutrition. Course will examine structure and function of the alimentary canal and accessory organs, macronutrients, and micronutrients. Relationship between diet and health also explored.
EXSC 3135. Kinesiology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIOL 2221 or BIOL 1216. Analysis of movement from an anatomical and biomechanical perspective. Major emphasis on anatomical kinesiology - origins, insertions, nomenclature, actions of skeletal muscle. Biomechanical analysis of movement and sport skills. (Course Fee Required)
EXSC 4131. Basic Exercise Physiology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIOL 2221 or BIOL 1216 with a grade of "C" or better. Physiological responses to muscular activity are studied with emphasis given to bioenergetics, cardiorespiratory function, thermoregulation and conditioning. (Course Fee Required)
EXSC 4133. Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: EXSC 4232. Exercise programming strategies for a wide range of populations. Selected conditions and groups include obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, low-back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, elderly, and cardiopulmonary disease. ACSM guidelines emphasized.
EXSC 4135. Exercise Risk Identification (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Emphasizes the natural history of atherosclerosis, historical and current status of coronary heart disease risk factors, related and unrelated exercise risks, amelioration and avoidance of risk in a fitness setting, and consideration of compliance to exercise programs..
EXSC 4137. Nutritional Bases of Human Performance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: EXSC 3105 with a grade of "C" or better. An examination of digestive/absorptive processes, energy and nutrient requirements for health and performance, dietary fads among athletes, the relationship of sport and exercise to eating disorders, and related topics.
EXSC 4146. Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation in EXSC (3-0-3) Essentials of measurement and evaluation with discussion of measurement scales, principles of measurement and evaluation, descriptive statistics, test construction, and grading.
EXSC 4232. Exercise Testing and Prescription (2-2-3) Prerequisite: EXSC 4131. Materials and methods for risk assessment, fitness evaluation and exercise prescription. ACSM certification guidelines emphasized. (Course Fee Required)