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Exercise Science Courses:

EXSC 180: Personal and Community Health
1 course credit

This course is an examination of personal and community health issues. Among the topics
covered are a study of nutrition, stress, mental illness, death, sex education, environmental
health, and drugs. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. Offered both semesters.

EXSC 190: Foundations of Kinesiology
1 course credit

This course is an introduction to the kinesiology profession emphasizing its history, principles,
objectives, programs, and career opportunities. Non-majors must have permission of the
instructor. Offered both semesters.

EXSC 225: Exercise Physiology I
1 course credit

An introduction to the physiology processes that are the basis of normal human health and
physical activity. This course is designed to provide prospective physical educators and exercise
scientists with a beginning knowledge of human physiology as it relates to physical activity
and movement. Offered both semesters. 

Prerequisite: EXSC180. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor.

EXSC 250: Special Topics
0.25 - 1 course credit

EXSC 251: Functional Anatomy
1 course credit

An introduction to human anatomy as it relates to functional aspects of normal human
movement and physical activity. This course is designed to provide a baseline knowledge of
human anatomy as it relates to movement with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and
nervous system. Offered both semesters. 

Prerequisite: EXSC180.Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. 

EXSC 315: Biomechanics
1 course credit

An analysis of the mechanics and anatomy of human motion. Offered in the fall semester.

Prerequisite: EXSC225 and EXSC251. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. 

EXSC 325: Athletic Training and First Aid
0.5 course credit

A study of athletic injuries and first aid emphasizing safety and precautionary techniques in
athletics, physiological conditioning, diet, taping and bandaging, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Prerequisites: EXSC180 and EXSC190. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor.
Offered both semesters.

EXSC 351: Exercise Programming
0.5 course credit

A study of proper exercise techniques and how to construct exercise programs. The student must
be able to demonstrate proper exercise skill technique as well as evaluate and correct others.
Exercise programming will include aspects of short-term and long-term exercise progression
including periodization and training theory. Offered both semesters.

Prerequisite: EXSC225 and EXSC251. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. 

EXSC 360: Health Promotion
1 course credit

This course provides instruction and experience in health promotion and fitness facility
management. It provides instruction and experience in health health promotion and fitness
facility management. This course involves planning, marketing, implementing, and evaluating
health promotion programs and events. It also provides experience managing a fitness facility
including day-to-day operation and long-term facility maintenance. Enrollment is restricted to
Wellness Administraton majors. Offered both semesters.

EXSC 421: Organization and Administration
1 course credit

A study of the administration of physical education, recreation, wellness/fitness, intramural,
and athletic programs. Coverage also includes administrative theory and functions. Non-majors
must have permission of the instructor. Offered in the fall semester.

EXSC 423: Exercise Physiology II
1 course credit

A study of the effects of all types of exercise on the human body including acute physiological
responses and chronic adaptations. Includes an in-depth examination of the muscular
respiratory and cardiovascular responses to exercise and physical activity. The physiological
underpinnings of exercise training are emphasized. Enrollment restricted to Exercise Science
majors. Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. Offered in the spring semester.

EXSC 450: Internship
1 course credit

May include projects, internships, individual study, and other forms of independent study.
Designed as the culminating experience for majors not seeking teaching certification.
Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology majors with senior standings.

Physical Education Courses

PHED 131: Swimming
0.25 course credit

Students enrolling in this course need to have a basic knowledge of swimming. Credit/No
Credit.

PHED 137: Lifeguarding
0.25 course credit

For advanced swimmers who wish to learn the skills and techniques necessary to become
qualified lifeguards. The course covers swimming, rescue skills, personal safety skills, lifeguard
techniques, first aid, professional-level cardiopulmonary resuscitations skills and knowledge, and
management techniques for aquatic environments. Upon successful completion of the course,
students receive the American Red Cross certificate in lifeguarding, first aid and safety, and
professional CPR.

Prerequisite: Must pass swimming test at first class. Credit/No Credit.

PHED 210: Individual and Dual Sport Instruction
0.5 course credit

An analysis of the skills necessary to perform and teach selected individual sports. The
student must demonstrate proficiency in each of the individual sports. Non-majors must have
permission of the instructor. Offered in the spring semester.

PHED 211: Team Sport Instruction
0.5 course credit

An analysis of the skills, tactics, and strategies involved in basketball, football, volleyball, soccer,
and softball with special emphasis on teaching the skill progressions in the respective sports.
Non-majors must have permission of the instructor. Offered in the fall semester.

PHED 212; Rhythmic Activities
0.5 course credit

A study of the fundamentals of rhythms and of social, folk, and square dance. Emphasizes
analysis of the skills and techniques of these rhythmic activities with special attention to
methods of teaching them. Enrollment restricted to Physical Education majors. Non-majors
must have permission of the instructor. Offered in the spring semester.

PHED 250: Special Topics
0.25 - 1 course credit

PHED 301: Coaching Principles and Methods
0.5 course credit

A study of the knowledge essential for coaching any sport. Topics include the following:
Developing a philosophy, managing relationships, teaching technical and tactical skills, and
understanding physical training. Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

PHED 302: Coaching of Volleyball
0.5 course credit

A study of the methods and knowledge essential for coaching. Topics include the following:
history, rules, technology, technical skills, tactical skills, offensive strategies, defensive strategies,
practice sessions, and game situations. Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

PHED 303: Coaching of Basketball
0.5 course credit

A study of the methods and knowledge essential for coaching. Topics include the following:
history, rules, technology, technical skills, tactical skills, offensive strategies, defensive strategies,
practice sessions, and game situations. Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

PHED 304: Coaching of Football
0.5 course credit

A study of the methods and knowledge essential for coaching. Topics include the following:
history, rules, technology, technical skills, tactical skills, offensive strategies, defensive strategies,
practice sessions, and game situations. Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

PHED 305: Coaching Track & Field
0.5 course credit

A study of the methods and knowledge essential for coaching. Topics include the following:
history, rules, technology, technical skills, tactical skills, offensive strategies, defensive strategies,
practice sessions, and game situations. Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

PHED 306: Coaching Soccer
0.5 course credit

A study of the methods and knowledge essential for coaching. Topics include the following:
history, rules, technology, technical skills, tactical skills, offensive strategies, defensive strategies,
practice sessions, and game situations. Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

PHED 307: Coaching of Swimming
0.5 course credit

A study of the methods and knowledge essential for coaching. Topics include the following:
history, rules, technology, technical skills, tactical skills, offensive strategies, defensive strategies,
practice sessions, and game situations. Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

PHED 430: Adapted Physical Education
1 course credit

A study of physical education for the atypical student. Emphasis is on the study of various
disabling conditions and the role of exercise for those conditions. Non-majors must have
permission of the instructor. Offered in the spring semester.

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