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Academics

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.

EXSC 4131. Exercise Physiology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIOL 2221 and 2222 or BIOL 1216 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the acute responses and chronic adaptions to exercise. Emphasis given to bioenergetics, cardiorespiratory function, thermoregulation, and conditioning.

EXSC 4133. Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: EXSC 4232 with a minimum grade of C.. 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. Pathophysiology for Exercise Science Professions (3-0-3) Prerequisite: BIOL 2222K with a grade of "C" or better and Junior standing. Course will examine the pathophysiology of selected diseases and conditions relevant to the exercise science professional. Emphasis on the natural history of atherosclerosis and the disease process of cardiovascular disease risk factors. Pulmonary, metabolic, and other conditions explored.

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. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology (3-0-3) Course will examine principles of testing, measurement, and evaluation. Emphasis on reliability and validity theory, basic statistical concepts, and applications to kinesiology and human performance.

EXSC 4232. Exercise Testing and Prescription (2-2-3) Prerequisite: EXSC 4131 with a minimum grade of C. Materials and methods for risk assessment, fitness evaluation and exercise prescription. ACSM certification guidelines emphasized.