Courses

Exercise Science Courses

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.

(1.0)
EXS 324
Exercise Testing and Prescription [Laboratory]

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: BIO 323 & Lab

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(3.0)
EXS 324
Exercise Testing and Prescription [Lecture]

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: BIO 323 & Lab

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(3.0)
EXS 325
Athletic Injury & Treatment [Lecture]

This course will explore the process of athletic injury management and prevention. Topics include injury assessment and screening, pathophysiology of musculoskeletal injuries, aspects of rehabilitation (e.g. strength and conditioning, nutrition, management of acute sports injury, etc.), and joint specific injuries and pathologies. Prerequisites: BIO 201 or 320

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(3.0)
EXS 326
Motor Development [Lecture]

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: BIO 202 or 321

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(1.0-3.0)
EXS 450
Exercise Science Internship [Practicum]

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: EXS 326

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(1.0-3.0)
EXS 498
Undergraduate Research [Independent Study]

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.

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In addition, students will take courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, and Psychology related to the major. See major requirements for full details.