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Exercise Science

EXSCI 135 Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Exercise Science and Sport (.5)

Historical, scientific, psychological and sociological studies related to Exercise Science. Basic development of various philosophies related to ethics and moral values in Exercise Science and sport will be discussed.

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Staff

EXSCI 241 Methods of Teaching Activities and Sports (.5)

The study of effective teaching and coaching in physical education and sports with an emphasis on analysis of teaching; methodology; maximizing the learning environment; classroom management; and lesson, unit and program planning and implementation. Not open to freshmen.

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff

EXSCI 251 Sport Leadership and Management (.5)

The class explores the nature of administration and management in fitness, sport, allied health and physical education settings at school and community level. Leadership styles, public relations skills, organizational and administrative skills along with topics of conflict resolution, legal aspects of negligence and liability, fiscal management/budgeting practices, and risk management are developed.

  • Offering: Annual
  • Instructor: Kenitzer

EXSCI 330 The Science of Nutrition (1)

This course will provide students with the necessary scientific principles that dictate current nutritional guidelines. The following topics will be discussed: Classification of nutrients, metabolism and energy balance, dietary supplements, diet planning, the role of nutrition in health. Students will analyze their own eating habits and design diet programs with the use of comprehensive nutrition software. Closed to freshmen.

Prerequisite: One chemistry or biology class

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Stavrianeas

EXSCI 340 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (1)

Introduction to the field of sports medicine and concepts of athletic training as related to sports trauma. This course will present the following: prevention, psychological factors, recognition procedures, predisposition, initial and progressive management, and principles of rehabilitation pertaining to specific injuries. The course includes laboratory for skill acquisition of adhesive tape application, emergency management procedures, and injury evaluation procedures.

Prerequisite: BIOL 246

  • Offering: Fall and Spring
  • Instructor: Cagle

EXSCI 345 Advanced Injury Management (.5)

Advanced topics in injury recognition and management based upon stress-strain of tissue, structural-functional aspects, and pathomechanics. The phases of healing and rehabilitation are investigated and appropriate protocols of management and reconditioning are integrated during each phase. Includes concepts of pain, pharmacology, therapeutic principles, physical modalities, advanced skill acquisition in evaluation and reconditioning, and anatomical dissection.

Prerequisite: BIOL 246, EXSCI 340

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Cagle

EXSCI 356 Research Design in Exercise Science (1)

Introduction to concepts and principles for conducting research and for evaluating the research literature in Exercise Science. Topics include the nature and purpose of research, the research process and the types of research used in Exercise Science. The relationship between design and statistical analyses will also be discussed.

  • Offering: Fall and Spring
  • Instructor: Harmer, Stavrianeas, Abendroth-Smith

EXSCI 357 Motor Learning and Growth Development Patterns (.5)

Study of the neuropsychological components of motor learning and control, with an emphasis on movement problems and developmental patterns. The class will examine research in several aspects of motor learning as it applies to the application of teaching skills, movement activities, and coaching progression. Not open to freshmen.

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Abendroth-Smith, Kenitzer

EXSCI 360 (W) Physiology of Exercise (1)

This class examines the physiological systems of the human body as they are affected by different mode, intensity, and duration of exercise. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems. The required laboratory will focus on measuring and analyzing various anthropometric, physiological and metabolic functions and performance parameters, using the data to predict and describe work capacity and training protocols.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

Prerequisite: BIOL 246 and 260

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Stavrianeas

EXSCI 394 Junior Internship (.5)

Refer to “Internships” in the Catalog Index for an explanation of internship requirements.

  • Offering: Fall and Spring
  • Instructor: Abendroth-Smith

EXSCI 445 Advanced Injury Management (.5)

Advanced topics in injury recognition and management based upon stress-strain of tissue, structural-functional aspects, and pathomechanics. The phases of healing and rehabilitation are investigated and appropriate protocols of management and reconditioning are integrated during each phase. Includes concepts of pain, pharmacology, therapeutic principles, physical modalities, advanced skill acquisition in evaluation and reconditioning, and anatomical dissection.

Prerequisite: BIOL 246 and EXSCI 340

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Cagle

EXSCI 447 Kinesiology/Biomechanics (1)

The analysis of structural principles and mechanical application pertaining to human movement. Course will discuss concepts of human movement with investigation of biomechanics and structural kinesiology. Efficiency of movement, neuromuscular integration, proprioception, mechanical concepts related to muscular function, and analysis of human motion/motor skills will be extensive. Laboratory.

Prerequisite: BIOL 246 

  • Offering: Fall and Spring
  • Instructor: Abendroth-Smith

EXSCI 448 Exercise Science for Special Populations (.5)

Organization and administration of physical education programs designed to serve the exceptional student

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Kenitzer

EXSCI 494 Professional Internship (1)

Refer to “Internships” in the Catalog Index for an explanation of internship requirements.

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Abendroth-Smith

EXSCI 496 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science (.5)

A seminar course and capstone experience required of all Exercise Science majors. Research in Exercise Science and a special topic chosen in consultation with Exercise Science faculty required. Results of study to be included in paper and presented orally in open meeting format.

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Exercise Science Faculty