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Courses of special interest:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Nutrition and Energy Balance
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Health Promotion

Exercise Science Courses

EXSC 1004 Introduction to Exercise Science
An introduction to the history, methods, and philosophy of exercise science as a discipline. This course should be taken in the first or second year.

EXSC 1113 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
A course combining knowledge and activities that will provide a basis for lifetime physical fitness, wellness, and prevention of chronic diseases. (3/4 course unit.) CR/NC grading.

EXSC 2004 Health Promotion
Introduction to a range of topics related to the health of the individual. Areas of specific emphasis include nutrition and weight management, stress management, substance abuse, and aging. Prerequisite: EXSC 1113

EXSC 2094 Anatomy and Physiology I
An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular systems with particular reference to the human. This course is designed for exercise science majors and students considering an allied health career. It will not count toward the major course requirement of the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory. Also listed as BIO 2014. Prerequisite: BIO 1164, Exercise Science major, or permission of instructor. IV

EXSC 2104 Anatomy and Physiology II
An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the nervous, endocrine, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems with particular reference to the human. This course is designed for exercise science majors and other students interested in an allied health career. The course will not count toward the major course requirements of the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory. Also listed as BIO 2104. Prerequisite: EXSC-2094 or BIO-2014. IV

EXSC 2294 Special Topics in Exercise Science
The study of a topic or inquiry not fully treated in other courses. Topics may include nutrition and human performance, weight management, exercise testing for normal and special populations, or other allied health areas. Subjects change and are announced in advance. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

EXSC 3014 Physiology of Exercise
A study of the human anatomical systems and their physiological function with special emphasis on the muscular, nervous, skeletal, circulatory, and respiratory systems and the acute and chronic adaptations that result from exercise. Other topics also include the physiological effects of physical activity on children, adolescents, older adult women, and health-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Prerequisites: BIO 2014/EXSC 2094 and BIO/EXSC 2104.

EXSC 3034 Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation
Develops awareness of the injury problems associated with sports participation. Teaches methods of prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Introduces the athletic training modalities available in a modern trainer’s room. Prerequisite: BIO 2014 or EXSC 2094.

EXSC 3054 Biomechanics
Biological and mechanical principles of movement patterns and their application to the evaluation of both the performer and the performance. Prerequisite: BIO 2014.

EXSC 3204 Nutrition and Energy Balance
A study of evidence-based information on major nutrients and nutritional needs across the lifespan. Basic concepts which govern energy balance, body composition, and weight management will be explored. Other topics discussed will include the relationship between nutrition and physical performance and disease prevention, the factors that affect food choices including media and advertising, and the sustainability of our food system. Pre-requisite: EXSC 1004.

EXSC 4004 Organization, Administration, and Evaluation of Exercise Science
Explores concepts of administration, supervision, and evaluation of exercise science programs. Prerequisite: EXSC 1004.

EXSC 4204 Internship
Supervised placement of students in organizations that provide capstone experiences for the exercise science major. Integrating theory and practice, this experience includes academic requirements, such as reports and research papers, which will be agreed upon in advance among the student, faculty, and placement supervisor by means of a learning contract. May be repeated once for credit. CR/NC grading. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

EXSC 4212 Independent Study
A study of the tools and techniques of research, the use of the library for literature review, and the planning and execution of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for a total of 2 units of credit. CR/NC grading. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

EXSC 4214 Independent Study
A study of the tools and techniques of research, the use of the library for literature review, and the planning and execution of a research project, with a written report. May be repeated for a total of 2 units of credit. Standard or CR/NC grading. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

EXSC 4444 Senior Seminar
Topics include current trends and research methods in exercise science and the allied health field. Team research projects provide the opportunity to integrate previous coursework and to explore new questions.

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