Exercise and Sport Science (EXS)

112. Beginning Golf (1) (Variable) Designed for those students wanting to learn the basic game of golf. Not for those with advanced skills. Fee required.

113. Intermediate Golf (1) (Variable) This course is for students with good understanding of USGA rules and good basic skills.

115. Beginning Bowling (1) (Variable) Designed for those students wanting to learn the basic skills of bowling. Fee required.

126. Archery (1) (Variable) A beginning level course where students learn the basic fundamentals of archery.

129. Fitness and Lifestyle Management (2) (F, W, S) An online course designed to teach principles and practices of a healthy lifestyle of wellness and being.

131. Beginning Table Tennis (1) (F, W) Introduction to the sport of table tennis. Designed for those students who have had little or no previous experience in table tennis.

132. Intermediate Table Tennis (1) (F, W) Development in the sport of table tennis. Designed for those students who have had previous experience in table tennis.

133. Beginning Tennis (1) (Variable) Designed for those students wanting to learn the basic skills of tennis.

134. Intermediate Tennis (1) (Variable) This course is designed for those that completed a beginning level course or higher.

136. Badminton (1) (Variable) Designed for those students that have had no previous experience in badminton.

140. Beginning Basketball (1) (Variable) Designed for those students wanting to learn the basic skills for participating in the game of basketball.

141. Intermediate Basketball (1) (Variable) Designed for those students that have completed a beginning level and wishing to participate on a more active level.

144. Beginning Volleyball (1) (Variable) Designed for those wanting to gain skills in playing the game of volleyball. Course is designed for more skill level development than game playing.

146. Beginning Soccer (1) (Variable) Designed for those students wanting to gain skills to be able to participate in soccer.

150. Touch Rugby (1) (Variable) A course designed to integrate the basic skills utilized in regulation rugby and touch football in a non-contact fashion. The course will provide physical and intellectual challenges of physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a multi-cultural context.

152. Self-Defense (1) (Variable) A course developed based on the principles of Aikido.

159. Softball (1) (Variable) Beginning level course designed for those students wanting to learn the game of softball.

160. Beginning Swimming (1) (F, W) Course designed for the non-swimmer, and those wanting to develop their swimming and survival skills in the water.

161. Intermediate Swimming (1) (Variable) Course designed to raise the level of swimming skills to where the student can perform all the various swimming strokes and swim up to one mile .

164. Life Saving (2) (W) Students will receive lifeguard training along with first aid and CPR certification. Intermediate swimming skills required. Fee required.

174R. Jogging (1) (F, W, S) A course designed for those wanting to maintain an aerobic-based program using jogging as the basis for maintaining aerobic fitness.

177. Fitness for Living (1) (F, W, S) A course designed to teach people how to take control of their personal health habits by practicing positive lifestyle activities that will decrease the risk of illness and help achieve total well-being.

178R. Weight Training Development (1) (F, W, S) Course designed for those wanting experience in weight training. Topics vary and may include open classes, women-only classes, Olympic lifting classes, etc.

180. Social Dance (1) (F, W) Course designed for students wanting to learn the basic skill of dancing in waltz, cha-cha, and other ball room dancing skills.

181. Folk Dance (1) (Variable) Course designed to introduce students to dances of various cultures basically the European culture.

183. Beginning Hula (1) (F, W, S) Course designed for those students wanting to learn the basic skills of Hawaiian hula.

185. Folk Dance of the Pacific (1) (F, W, S) Course designed for those students wanting to learn the basic dance skills of Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, and Fiji.

186. Modern Dance (1) (F, W) Beginning and intermediate skills required to participate in this course.

199R. Service Leadership Internship in Exercise and Sport Science (1-3) (Variable)

Note: All sports fundamentals courses 230-247 are for those majoring in the EXS program.  

230. Sports Fundamentals-Golf (1) (Variable) Fee required. (Prerequisite: EXS 112 or equivalent) 

231. Sports Fundamentals-Bowling (1) (Variable) Fee required. (Prerequisite: EXS 115 or equivalent) 

234. Sports Fundamentals-Archery (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 126 or equivalent)

235. Sports Fundamentals-Tennis (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 133 or equivalent)

236. Sports Fundamentals-Badminton (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 136 or equivalent)

237. Sports Fundamentals-Basketball (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 140 or equivalent)

238. Sports Fundamentals-Volleyball (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 144 or equivalent)

239. Sports Fundamentals-Soccer (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 146 or equivalent)

240. Sports Fundamentals-Rugby (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 150 or equivalent)

241. Sports Fundamentals-Self-Defense (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 152 or equivalent)

242. Sports Fundamentals-Aquatics (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 161 or equivalent)

243. Sports Fundamentals-Weight Training (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 178 or equivalent)

244. Sports Fundamentals-Dance Aerobics (1) (Variable) (Prerequisites: EXS 174R or equivalent)

245. Sports Fundamentals-Track and Field (1) (Variable)

247. Sports Fundamentals-Softball (1) (Variable) (Prerequisite: EXS 159 or equivalent)

260. Elementary Human Anatomy (2) (F, W) A study of information re: human body structure. For students pursuing careers in allied health/physical education fields and who have minimal backgrounds in physical/biological sciences. Lab required. (Corequisite: EXS 260L)

260L. Elementary Human Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F, W) Required lab. (Corequisite: EXS 260)

261. Elementary Human Physiology (3) (W) A course designed to provide scientific information about the function of the human body. Designed for the students who are pursuing a career in allied health and physical education fields and have minimal backgrounds in physical and biological sciences.

265. Water Safety Instruction (2) (S) Certification will include Community Water Safety, First Aid and CPR. Students will experience working with different levels of abilities including the disabled, beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate. Fee required. (Prerequisite: EXS 161 or 242 or Permission of Instructor) 

266. Life Guard and Waterfront for Training Instructor (2) (Variable) Course designed to certify students to train and certify lifeguards and teach CPR and First Aid for American Red Cross. WFI instructor certification included. Fee required. (Prerequisite: EXS 164) 

270. Sports Nutrition (3) (F, W) Sports Nutrition is a course which emphasizes the physiological and biochemical effects of nutrition on athletes during training and competition for various sport activities.

288. Intermediate Dance for Theater (2) (F) A course designed for those interested in theatrical dance in areas such as refinement of gesture, mannerisms, and general movement skills relative to character portrayal.

289R. Advanced Dance (2) (W) Advanced dance techniques including factors of composition, music, costumes, etc.

330. Principles of Exercise and Sports Science (3) (F, S) Principle objectives and philosophies influencing physical education.

339. Measurement and Evaluation (3) (S) The study of measurement and evaluation in physical education by learning to statistically organize, describe, and interpret data. The course will also include techniques of test construction to measure mental, social, and physical performance objectives from planning to analysis.

340. Motor Learning (3) (F, W) An introduction to perceptual-motor learning with an emphasis on learning process, the individual learner, and the task and/or instructional procedures that may be utilized by the coach and/or teacher in the area of skill development. (Prerequisites: EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and EXS 341)

341. Biomechanics (3) (F, W) Anatomical and mechanical analysis of motion in relation to human performance. (Prerequisites: BIOL 260/L or EXS 260/L)

344. Physiology of Exercise (3) (W, S) The study of the functions of the human body during various acute and chronic exercise conditions. (Prerequisites: Either BIOL 260/L or EXS 260/L and either BIOL 261/L or EXS 261)

344L. Physiology of Exercise Lab (1) (W, S) (Prerequisites: Either BIOL 260/L or EXS 260/L and either BIOL 261/L or EXS 261 and Permission of Instructor)

349. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3) (S) Treatment and care of common athletic injuries. Instructor's permission needed. Fee required. (Prerequisites: Either BIOL 260/L or EXS 260/L and EXS 344) 

350. Medical and Wellness Tourism (3) (F) A course exploring the study of medical and wellness tourism including its history and development, how to manage and market medical and wellness tourism, the international industry of health and wellness, and the development of medical and wellness destinations. Students with a desire to work in any form of medicine, wellness, insurance/healthcare industry professionals, tourism, hospitality, or management may benefit from this course.

361. Corporate Wellness Management (3) (W) A course preparing students to manage corporate wellness programs who are interested in applying health and fitness knowledge with business management principles. Future careers that can benefit from this course may include wellness managers, HR/benefits directors, agents, brokers and consultants, and insurance/healthcare industry professionals.

365. Exercise Testing and Prescription (3) (F, S) Athletic Conditioning is a course which will teach the student to prescribe detailed and comprehensive training and conditioning programs for a variety of sports settings and activities. (Prerequisites: EXS 260/L and EXS 344)

369R. Coaching Fundamentals in Selected Sports (2) (F, W, S) Section 1 focuses on the qualities of a coach, role of a coach, coaching philosophy, sports psychology and recruiting. Section 2 offers selected sports.

370. Event Management in Sport and Fitness (3) (F) This course focuses on the marketing, promotions, public relations, event management, and communications involved in the multi-billion dollar sports industry. The course provides research, case analysis and other opportunities. This course is also a study of the sports industry across all of its disciplines, functions, economics, leaders and organizations. It is a macro view of sports as a major component of the modern corporate, social, economic, and recreation world. The industry is studied in detail in many different aspects as it exists in society. Key aspects of the sports industry history, contemporary situation, and future outlook are addressed.

377. Teaching Methods of Physical Education (3) (W—odd years) Objectives, materials, and special techniques of teaching in physical education.

390R. Special Topics in Exercise and Sport Science (1-3) (Variable) Course designed to allow EXS majors to research and study subjects of their interest.  Usually a one-on-one course.

399R. Internship in Exercise and Sport Science (1-12) (F, W, S) Credit for applied experience in exercise science. Prior approval must be obtained and coordinated by a faculty member and on-site supervisor.

406. Sports Officiating (2) (F, W) Rules, techniques, problems, and procedures in officiating in various sports.

409. Sports Psychology (3) (F, W) Focuses on the dimensions of Sports Psychology by reviewing and studying the scientific literature of the principles derived from this literature and their practical application. (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status)

410. The Personal Trainer Certification (2) (W) The course will empower students with tangible skills while providing the ability to graduate with a professional credential that is legally defensible and has national recognition in the field of personal training, the statistically most common job entered by graduates from Health and Fitness discipline. The student will be prepared to sit the board exam and can enter the job market as a certified personal trainer. (Prerequisites: EXS 344, 349, and 365)

411. Sports Nutrition Certification (2) (S) This certification program is designed for career-oriented professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills in sports nutrition, a primary domain of the personal trainer profession. This advanced program is available to any NCCA-certified professional in good standing, individuals holding a bachelor's degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or related field, or individuals holding a REPs credential, level 3 or higher. This program takes an in-depth look at nutritional science and its application to sports and athletic performance. The latest evidence-based information is presented in a building block model affording fitness professionals the opportunity to develop the competencies necessary of a skilled practitioner, allowing them to expand their service offerings as a sports nutrition specialist. (Prerequisites: Either BIOL 260/L or EXS 260/L and BIOL 261/L or EXS 261 and EXS 270)

414. International Sports Management (3) (F) (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status) This course will examine issues of management and organizational behavior within the broad context of the sports industry, with specific reference to issues of staffing, motivation, and communication. We will also discuss leadership theory, as well as the tools and techniques for its practical applications, including how to most effectively apply leadership theory on a daily basis within a sports organization.

420. Physical Activity in Public Health (3) (S) A course examining the study of public health and physical activity, the health effects of exercise and physical activity, and strategies for effective physical activity promotion. Students with an interest in diverse health related employment settings (e.g., public health, health care, business, nonprofit, wellness, medicine) can learn how to contribute to the promotion of physical activity in public health at the national, state, or local level and prepare to become certified as a Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist.

441. Adaptive Physical Education (2) (S) A diversified program of developmental activities, games, sports, and rhythms designed to meet the individual need of students with disabilities who may not participate safely or successfully in the regular physical education program.  (Prerequisites: EXS 341 and 344)

458. International Sport and Law (3) (W) An in-depth study of the legal liability, risk, and insurance management responsibilities of professionals in physical education and its related fields. Emphasis will be placed on basic understanding of legal terminology, case research, and experiential learning through most situational encounters. (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status)

493. Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Science (2) (F) The Seminar is designed for junior and senior students (with respect to graduation). Students will design, write a proposal, and have approved the senior project. (Prerequisite: MATH 221)

494. Student Research in Exercise and Sports Science (2) (W) The Seminar is designed for senior students (with respect to graduation). Students will conduct, write up, and defend the senior project. (Prerequisite: EXS 493)

495R. Independent Study (1-3) (Variable) Designed for the advanced undergraduate who desires to pursue a particular area of study. (Prerequisite: Department consent)

496R. Student Research (1-3) (Variable) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research associateship.