Course Descriptions

Courses numbered 100-199 are open to freshmen; 200-299 to sophomores; 300-399 to juniors; 400-499 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 200 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 499 is a graduate course.

NOTE:
The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

EXSC 3240
Exercise Testing and Prescription [Laboratory] (1)
(Liberal Arts)
This course teaches established methods for measuring parameters in cardiorespiratory fitness, endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as strategies for designing exercise training programs for healthy populations as well as those in recovery or with various comorbidities. Prerequisite: BIOL 3230 & Lab

EXSC 3240
Exercise Testing and Prescription [Lecture] (3)
(Liberal Arts)
This course teaches established methods for measuring parameters in cardiorespiratory fitness, endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as strategies for designing exercise training programs for healthy populations as well as those in recovery or with various comorbidities. Prerequisite: BIOL 3230 & Lab

EXSC 3260
Motor Development [Lecture] (3)
(Liberal Arts)
This course on Motor Development focuses on understanding on how and why movements change. Factors such as growth, perception and aging affect development of motor skills. Understanding these processes can help solve problems in movement by identifying factors such as environment and task constraints and how they affect motor development. Prerequisites: BIOL 2020 or 3210

EXSC 4500
Exercise Science Internship [Practicum] (1 - 5)

The internship projects integrate the theory of the course offerings into operation and practice. Such intern experiences add insight and focus to the students' career planning and open thinking to a range of placement possibilities. Students are assigned to an organization in the community in the area of interest. Prerequisites: EXSC 3260

EXSC 4980
Undergraduate Research [Course] (1 - 3)
(Liberal Arts)
Students conduct laboratory research in exercise science under supervision of a faculty member. Permission of instructor is required. Guidelines for Independent Study apply. A written report is required. (May be repeated with new research.) Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the division in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, and the Registrar.