Introduction to Human Performance Studies —
EXER - 1000: Introduction to Human Performance Studies
EXER 1000 Introduction and orientation to the fields of and related to physical education, sports management and exercise science. Includes an overview of aims, objectives, values, issues, qualifications and opportunities in related professions as well as a brief historical perspective of sport as an industry. Prerequisites: None.
EXER 1015 A comprehensive course that focuses on disease prevention, physical activity, nutrition, and general health facts. The course is designed to help each student take responsibility for their overall health and learn practical ways of achieving a safe and healthy lifestyle. Course topics include self-assessment, wellness improvement plan, personal program design, exercise research investigation, and exercise critical thinking issues. Prerequisites: None.
EXER 1020 This course is an introductory course to strength or resistance training. Students will perform more than four different workouts during the course of the semester designed for various levels of resistance training expertise. Topics covered during lecture include: skeletal and muscular anatomy and physiology, program design, lifting safety, weight room etiquette, and strength plateaus.
EXER 1025 This course is designed to teach students the numerous methods involved in the training of individuals and athletes in order to develop conditioning to achieve a desired effect. The course will focus on training students to become proficient in the use of plyometric exercise as well as spring mechanics, speed development, flexibility training, aerobic maintenance, and agility work. Specificity toward skills to be developed will be emphasized.
EXER 1027 This intermediate-level course is intended to teach students elite strength training methodologies and techniques designed to develop athletes to a high level of performance. The course will give students a working knowledge on program design, nutrition, recovery, metabolic considerations, and the biomechanics involved in the sport of Weightlifting as well as elite athlete strength training. The course provides each candidate with a body of knowledge and expertise to enable a student to teach and train higher-level athletes in explosive free weight movements safely and effectively. At the end of the course, the USA Weightlifting Senior Coach exam will be given. Each student will have the opportunity of gaining a USA Weightlifting Senior Coach Certification after completing the strength-training course.
Organization and Management of Sports —
EXER - 1045: Organization and Management of Sports
EXER 1045 Designed to introduce students to the functions of management and practical use of management skills as they relate to sporting activities and events. Includes basic study of organization, budget, legal aspects and leadership.
Nutrition for Health and Human Performance —
EXER - 1050: Nutrition for Health and Human Performance
EXER 1050 This course will provide the student with introductory nutritional information for health, fitness and sports performance. Course content includes: classification and function of nutrients, body composition and weight management, dietary supplements and ergogenic aids, energy and metabolism, and eating disorders.
EXER 1065 This course examines thoughts, emotions, and feelings associated with performing one's best in sport and other areas. Topics covered include: realizing potential; performance goals; motivation; mental readiness; distraction control; group dynamics; injuries and rehabilitation; depression, eating disorders and substance abuse; and age and gender issues.
EXER 1200 Development and refinement of skills encountered through training, competing or organizing a number of team games such as flag/touch football, softball, soccer, speedball, volleyball and basketball. (subject to season/semester).
Introduction to the Spa Industry, Services and Treatments —
EXER - 1225: Introduction to the Spa Industry, Services and Treatments
EXER 1225 This course will introduce students to the history of the spa industry. Students will learn about popular spa treatments and services and explore which services are essential to running an effective and profitable spa business. Students will also examine spa services from different countries and cultures.
Fundamentals of Exercise and Dietary Programming —
EXER - 1230: Fundamentals of Exercise and Dietary Programming
EXER 1230 This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to design basic exercise programs. Programs will focus on the five health-related fitness components and will be structured for general healthy populations and for individuals with special needs. Students will also be introduced to concepts in dietary programming; including, nutritional analyses, nutrient function, total daily energy expenditure, and portion sizes.
EXER 1235 This course will provide an introduction to the concepts and theoretical basis of complementary healing practices and focus on providing the student with an overview of methods to enhance overall wellness. This course will include an examination of physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health and the challenges individuals face in these areas throughout the lifespan.
Personal Training and Exercise Leadership I —
EXER - 2020: Personal Training and Exercise Leadership I
EXER 2020 An introductory course to the business of personal training. This course will focus on the fundamental concepts in personal training for healthy, general populations. Topics include: program design, nutrition, health and fitness assessments, and legal and ethical issues.
EXER 2030 This is an introductory weight management course for students interested in improving their lives through a weight management program and for students who are interested in working with clients on a consultant basis. Topics included during this course include: behavior modification, goal setting, nutrition, physical activity, diet fads, weight loss and weight gain, client interaction, and professional legal and ethical responsibilities.
EXER 2035 This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in health coaching. Topics include effective coach-to-client communication techniques; behavioral, nutritional, and physiological sciences (particularly as they relate to the obese client); screening and assessment; guidelines for designing and implementing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise programs; and the legal, professional, and roles of the health coach.
Personal Training and Exercise Leadership II —
EXER - 2060: Personal Training and Exercise Leadership II
EXER 2060 A lecture/laboratory covering an overview of various training methods and facilities used in one-on-one training, group training, and sports team training. Topics include client motivation, Lifestyle modification coaching, program periodization, plyometrics, rehabilitation concerns, and exercise facility design.
EXER 2090 Learn about the theory and practice of functional exercise training for various populations. Learn program design techniques for healthy, diseased, and disabled populations. Students will get practical hands-on activities including stability and medicine balls, balance training, and free weights. Topics include: client recommendations and rehabilitation concerns.
EXER 2115 This course will present an overview of the most important concepts for coaches, fitness instructors, or practitioners in a health-science field. It is not the intent to study each topic in depth. This course will feature laboratory activities, demonstrations, and hands-on learning experience, and from these activities, conclusions will be discussed regarding concepts.
Applied Biomechanics and Movement Anatomy —
EXER - 2125: Applied Biomechanics and Movement Anatomy
EXER 2125 An in-depth course covering the study of biomechanics and the anatomical foundations of human movement. Topics include: muscle contraction, muscle origins and insertions, muscular and skeletal actions, articulations, and human movement fundamentals.
EXER 2130 An introductory study of anatomical, mechanical, maturational, psychological and physiological kinesiology as it applies to the practice of coaching. The major focus is to present the scientific principles that constitute the basis for sound athletic coaching practices.
EXER 2225 This course includes skill analysis, motivation techniques, teaching progression, responsibilities, qualities, coaching philosophies, coaching skills, practice management, psychology of coaching, game management, coaching methods, statistics and team organization of various sports. The course also includes exposure to some of the great coaches, past and present.
EXER 2240 This course provides the framework for implementing and facilitating effective corporate wellness programs. Topics include: health education techniques, motivation, sales and marketing strategies, working with the business professional, and assessment of corporation needs.
EXER 2250 An introductory course to the fundamental elements of group fitness instruction. Areas of focus include: music selection, choreography, cuing, leadership skills, and motivational techniques. A variety of instruction formats will be taught including: step, cardio, kickboxing, aqua, and specialty classes. Strongly recommended for those pursuing careers in Corporate Wellness.
EXER 2260 This course will provide an introduction to the business side of personal training. Students will learn sales and marketing techniques to use to recruit clients and customer service skills to retain their clients. This course will provide future trainers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their client base and to be effective in meeting the individualized needs of their clients.
EXER 2270 This course will focus on the development, marketing, and facilitation of sports for the recreational athlete. It will also include activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Possible areas of focus include: intramural sports, community education programs, camping and orienteering, and adult recreation leagues.
EXER 2275 This course is designed to give students an understanding of marketing theories and practices relative to the sports industry. Specific topics include: public relations, promotions, special events, fundraising, licensing and merchandising, market research, pricing, sales, sponsorship and consumer behavior as it applies to the marketing sport or marketing products through sport.
EXER 2280 The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the complex physiological and psychological processes associated with aging. Students will learn about specific health problems associated with an older population and ways to prevent some of the nonessential age-related declines in function.
EXER 2285 All sporting events take place in some type of facility. This course examines the principles and skills needed to manage such sports facilities and the events within them servicing schools, colleges, municipalities, private and public athletic clubs, fitness centers and professional sport organizations. This course provides students with information, skills and techniques that will be needed in the planning, development and management of existing sports facilities as well as facility development and maintenance to meet the objectives, goals, and mission of the facility.
EXER 2290 The purpose of this course is to provide students with an adequate background to ensure their comfort when dealing with legal issues surrounding sport. Students will learn of the inherent risk associated with sport management and administration. They will be provided with a history of legal arguments, defenses, and judgments in the sport arena.
EXER 2295 This course examines how sport is affected by society, and how society is affected by sport; ethical and moral issues in sport for athletes, coaches, administrators, staff personnel and media; and legal considerations in roles related to sport.
INDEPENDENT STUDY:Exercise and Sport Science —
EXER - 2990: INDEPENDENT STUDY:Exercise and Sport Science
EXER 2990 This course will allow the student to work on an individual basis conducting research or participating in an additional internship. Other options will be considered at advisor discretion.
Prerequisites: Advisor approval.