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Academics

Academics

Core Requirements

EXSC 5212. Principles of Strength and Conditioning (2-2-3) Prerequisites: Undergraduate EXSC 3135 and EXSC 4131 with a grade of "C" or better; Graduate EXSC 4131 and EXSC 6118 with a grade of "B" or better. Testing, evaluation, appropriate exercise techniques, and programming to improve performance in athletic populations. NSCA certification guidelines emphasized.

EXSC 5545. Selected Topics in Exercise Science (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Selected topics in exercise science. May be taken twice for credit.

EXSC 6115. Advanced Strength and Conditioning (2-2-3) Design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs. This course will cover testing, evaluation, effective exercise techniques, and programming to improve performance in athletic populations. The course will assist students seeking NSCA CSCS certification.

EXSC 6116. Environmental Stressors and Exercise (3-0-3) An examination of the effects of heat, cold, altitude, and hyperbaric conditions on human physiology at rest and exercise.

EXSC 6137. Introduction to Exercise Electrocardiography (3-0-3) An examination of the electrophysiology of the heart, the electrocardiogram, identification of normal and abnormal rhythms at rest and exercise, and 12-lead infarct patterns.

EXSC 6138. Pharmacological Considerations for Exercise Testing and Training (3-0-3) This course examines autonomic nervous system (ANS) control of physiological function, drugs that impact ANS function, and the effect of ANS drugs on exercise testing, training, and risk. Similarly, commonly used drugs with different mechanisms of action and over-the-counter drugs will be examined. Students will also be introduced to Advanced Cardiac Life Support drugs, algorithms, and support materials.

EXSC 6139. Exercise Epidemology (3-0-3) This course examines health-related aspects of physical activity, exercise, and fitness from the perspective of epidemiology. Physiological mechanisms underlying the positive effects of physical activity and exercise on risk reduction for disease identified and explored. Behavioral and environmental determinants of physical activity and regular participation in exercise reviewed.

EXSC 6145. Advanced Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3-0-3) This course will examine nutrition as it relates to optimal training and sports performance. Nutritional recommendations for exercise training, specific supplementation, ergogenic aids, and sport-specific nutritional requirements explored.

EXSC 6225. Fitness for Individuals with Disabilities (2-2-3) This course is designed to provide students with information on working with individuals with disabilities in an exercise and physical activity setting. Disability information, safety concerns, exercise/physical activity modifications, and review of current research regarding individuals with disabilities fitness levels.

EXSC 6436. Practicum in Exercise Science (0-0-3) A practicum designed to provide hands-on experience/training in an Exercise Science-related field. Departmental/Advisor approval required.

EXSC 6775. Seminar in Exercise Science (0-0-3) Prerequisites: EXSC 6119 or 6125. Course will provide an in-depth exploration of various current issues relating to the discipline of Exercise Science.

EXSC 6898. Directed Research in Exercise Science (0-0-3) Prerequisite: EXSC 6119 and EXSC 6135. Directed research project in exercise science.

EXSC 6899. Independent Study (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Individual research approved in advance by instructor and department chair. May be taken twice for credit.

EXSC 6981. Thesis Research (0-0-{1-9}) Completion of research project in Exercise Science. Formal proposal, collection and analysis of data, final composition of thesis, and formal presentation of research study. Project should result in manuscript submitted to an approved journal.