Exercise Science Courses
EXE 119Concepts of WellnessKinesiology3This course focuses on the dimensions of personal well-being including physical fitness, nutritional awareness, stress management, the effect of drugs and health related environmental issues. Personal responsibility for well-being is stressed. Fall and spring.
EXE 208Basic Principles of NutritionKinesiology2This course is an introduction to nutrition, including the nutritive value of foods, factors influencing body food requirements, their importance in promoting health and preventing disease. The course will also address body processes and their relation to total nutrition. Nutritional requirements throughout the human life cycle and the application of nutrition requirements will be discussed. The course will also examine current recommendations for Americans and topics of current interest. Spring.
EXE 222First Aid & CPR/AED for the Prof RescuerKinesiology2The course is designed with the purpose of handling all types of emergency first aid and CPR situations encountered in everyday living. American Red Cross certification in community first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, and AED is available upon successful completion of the course. Course Fee: $40. Fall and spring.
EXE 234Introduction to Exercise ScienceKinesiology2This course is designed to expose the student to important aspects of the discipline, including areas of study, clinical skills, technology, certifications, professional associations, and career opportunities. The history of, as well as current and future trends in exercise science will also be explored. Fall.
EXE 244Intro to Strength & Conditioning MethodsKinesiology3This course focuses on the principles of physical conditioning, with emphasis on teaching and assessing correct technique in all areas of physical fitness. Topics discussed include assessment of muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and skill-related components of health and how these concepts affect athletic performance. Spring.
EXE 251Muscles and MovementKinesiology1This course will prepare students to identify muscles commonly used in training and therapy and the function of the specific muscles. Emphasis will be on progression and modification of movements using machines, free weights, body weight, and other forms of exercise equipment along with proper stretching techniques. (Prerequisite: admission to the exercise science program)
EXE 300Topics in Exercise ScienceKinesiology3Topic in exercise science.
EXE 321Advanced Strength & Conditioning MethodsKinesiology3JuniorThis course focuses on advanced techniques of strength and conditioning as it relates to enhancing human performance. Topics presented will include program design for enhanced resistance and conditioning techniques, along with advanced exercise performance assessment techniques. At the conclusion of the course students will have an understanding of how to assess current physiological markers of high level performance, and how to design exercise science programs for that target population. This course will also prepare students to successfully acquire the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Spring, every third year.
EXE 322Pediatric Exercise PhysiologyKinesiology3This course will examine the development of the pediatric population from a physical perspective. Emphasis will be on motor development, system development, and performance development. Physiological responses to exercise will be investigated as well as current issues specific to the population including thermoregulation, genetic regulation, and early specialization.
EXE 323Diagnostic and Labortory TestingKinesiology3This course will discuss the knowledge and skills needed for basic diagnostic testing measures used by exercise physiologists. Students will focus on the skills needed for medical communication and interpretation. Topics presented will include blood studies, electrocardiography, ultrasound, x-rays, and nuclear scanning. The rationale and clinical implications of the tests will be investigated.
EXE 341Organization & Admin in Exercise ScienceKinesiology2This course will provide the necessary knowledge and skill of organization and administration in various exercise science settings and fields. Additionally, students will gain the knowledge and skills in professional development and responsibility necessary to function as a professional in exercise science related fields. Same as PED 341. Fall.
EXE 372Exercise PhysiologyKinesiology3Exercise physiology is the study of acute and chronic adaptations of the body’s physiological systems to movement and physical conditioning. Physiological foundations and the development of physiological fitness components will be discussed. A laboratory component is integrated into class sessions. Same as BIO 372. Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 115 and BIO 120. Fall.
EXE 372LExercise Phys LabKinesiology0JuniorLab portion of Exercise Physiology. Must be taken concurrently with EXE 372.
EXE 375Exercise Testing and PrescriptionKinesiology3This course prepares students to plan, direct, and administer age-appropriate exercise prescriptions and health assessments for the general population. Multiple hands-on experiences and application of knowledge will be emphasized. Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 115, BIO 120; EXE 119, 222, 234, and 372. Spring.
EXE 382Motor LearningKinesiology3An examination of factors that affect the acquisition and performance of motor skills and how control of skilled movements is gained, maintained, and adapted. The student will gain experience in neuromuscular integration, psychomotor learning, and error detection and correction through laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: BIO110 or115 and BIO 120; EXE 234, 372. Spring,
EXE 385Sports & Exercise PsychologyKinesiology3This interactive course will focus on the cognitive or mental preparation in sport and health behavior change. It will relate the application of conventional psychological areas and examine human behavior within the context of higher performance and health behavior theories. It will also apply psychological considerations pertaining to sport and exercise in the design of programs and in discussions with athletes and the physically active population. Prerequisites: PSY 117. Fall.
EXE 387BiomechanicsKinesiology3The course will provide the student with a mechanical examination of the motion of the human body. Application of anatomical, physiological, and mechanical data will be used to explain and predict movements of the body to improve technique or prevent injury. A laboratory experience is integrated into class sessions. Same as BIO 387. Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 115, BIO 120; EXE 234 and 372. Spring
EXE 387LBiomechanics LabKinesiology0JuniorLab portion of Biomechanics. Must be taken concurrently with EXE 387.
EXE 401Research Methods in Exer Sci & Ath TrngKinesiology2This course will introduce students to the research process in the various areas of exercise science and athletic training. Students will learn the various elements associated with the design and process of both qualitative and quantitative research, including the process of reviewing relevant literature, the development of a researchable question, and the design of a method to solve a research question. Students will also learn to become selective consumers of published research through the process of literature review and learn the ethical issues associated with research and progress to the human subject protection application with the college’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Corequisites: EXE 375 and MAT 224 OR ATR 346 and MAT 224. Spring.
EXE 402Research Mthds in Exer Sci & Ath Trng IIKinesiology1This course will pair an exercise science or athletic training faculty member with a student or a group of students who will be conducting research. With direction from the faculty member, students will select the appropriate body of methods to analyze a finalized research question. A significant part of the course will be spent on the student’s chosen methodology whether quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods. Students will collect data, interpret and analyze findings and present research in an academic environment. Prerequisites: EXE 401 and MAT 224. Fall (beginning in the 2015-16 academic year).
EXE 425Exercise Prescription for Special PopulKinesiology3SeniorThis course provides practical information on assessment and exercise for persons with a wide range of special diseases and disabilities. Students will learn and apply knowledge on how to modify exercise for individuals and groups based on age, medical conditions, and special needs. Diseases and exercises will be explored through current medical research and evidence-based practices. Prerequisites: BIO110 or 115; BIO 120; EXE 234, 372, and 375. Fall. Satisfies diversity exploratory.
EXE 480Fitness InternshipKinesiology4Previous course content is integrate into a practical experience in a fitness setting equivalent to four weeks full-time employment. EXE 480 will fulfill four semester hours of winter term requirement. Prerequisite: departmental consent. Fall, winter, or spring.
EXE 483Fitness PracticumKinesiology1This supervised and pre-approved experience allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic semester. Fall and spring.
EXE 489Professional Development ExperienceKinesiology4SeniorExercise Science majors will complete a semester-long or summer internship experience. This internship will meet the professional development experience component required for the senior year experience. EXE 489 will fulfill four semester hours of the winter term requirement if taken during winter term. Students must meet with the Exercise Science internship coordinator to obtain an internship application and add/drop forms must be signed by a faculty member of record and must have approval of the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: PDP 200, EXE 401 and Senior year. Fall and spring or winter with departmental consent.
EXE 490Exercise Science Independent StudyKinesiology1This course provides the student with an opportunity to further investigate an individualized, independent research topic in exercise science or a related healthcare field not thoroughly covered in core courses. Prerequisite: Junior status and the consent of the department chair. Fall and spring.
EXE 498Professional Development PortfolioKinesiology0The course is designed to help prepare students to become a professional within the health field. This is accomplished through a series of practical experiences, participation in professional organizations, volunteer and service activities, attending workshops, seminars, cooperative activities, community involvement, etc. that actively involve students throughout their senior year. Exercise science majors will finalize materials for their professional development portfolio. Artifacts from each of the Exercise Science core classes as well as the professional development experiences should be included in the portfolio. Prerequisite: Senior status. Fall and spring.
EXE 499Senior Comp Practicum & Prof Devel CoursKinesiology0The Senior Competency Practicum is designed to help the student grow professionally by applying the knowledge and skills acquired in the major. The student is required to successfully pass either the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach® certification, the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness SpecialistSM certification or a comprehensive practice test for the certifications. Successful completion of the senior competency practicum also meets the professional development course component for the senior year experience. Fall and spring.
KIN 121Medical Term & Doc for Allied Hlth ProfKinesiology2FreshmanThis course presents a basic study of medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, root words, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. This course is intended to assist those studying in medical and allied health-care fields by learning a system for defining, using, spelling, and pronouncing medical words. Basic principles of documentation and the various forms used by allied health-care professionals are also encompassed in this course. Same as BIO 121. Fall.
KIN 210Applied Human AnatomyKinesiology4SophomoreThis course is designed to provide students with a systemic approach to the study of the human body with an emphasis on application to human movement. Students will learn an introduction to anatomical terminology followed by the microscopic and gross anatomy of the integumentary, reproductive, immune, digestive, urinary, muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Designed for students interested in allied healthcare fields. Non-majors are welcome after initial registration.
KIN 210LApplied Human Anatomy LabKinesiology0Lab component of KIN 210.
KIN 220Applied Human PhysiologyKinesiology4SophomoreThis course is designed to introduce students to the functions of the human body at the chemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and systems level with an emphasis on application to human movement. Study of the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, immune, reproductive, and endocrine systems will be covered. Designed for students interested in allied healthcare fields. Non-majors are welcome after initial registration. Satisfies scientific thinking exploratory. Prerequisite: KIN 210 with a C" or higher."
KIN 220LApplied Human Physiology LabKinesiology0SophomoreLab component of KIN 220.
KIN 300Topics in KinesiologyKinesiology2
KIN 310Diversity and Inclusion in SportKinesiology3This course examines an encompassing perspective of diversity and inclusion within various sport settings. Specifically, the course provides students with an analysis and understanding of the various ways that people within sports can differ and how power differences impact life and sport experiences, opportunities and outcomes. In particular, this class will focus on diversity issues as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality, and physical ability/disabilities.
KIN 315Health/Wellness Issues & Trends in SocieKinesiology3This course provides an up-to-date examination of current trends, issues and practices pertaining to the areas of health and wellness. Emphasis will be placed on interpreting and applying current facts and examining attitudes impacting one’s understanding of health and wellness in contemporary society. Various formats of analysis and research will be used to establish how a liberally educated person incorporates inter-disciplinary knowledge to research and offer solutions to a societal health/wellness issue.
KIN 480Fitness InternshipKinesiology4
KIN 483Fitness PracticumKinesiology1
KIN 490Independent StudyKinesiology1Individualized, independent research project in a student’s field of interest in physical education not thoroughly covered in regular courses.