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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 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 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.
ADMS 1025 This course covers basic information on operating system software, word processing software and presentation software, students will be introduced to the internet, including ethics and security, information literacy and navigating an online platform.
BIOL - 1310: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 1310 This lecture and laboratory-based course is designed for introductory study of human organ systems (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and urogenital) by structure and function. Cellular function, human reproduction, development, and heredity are other topics integrated into the biology of the human body. Carefully check your program requirements for acceptability of this course. It does not replace the two course sequence of anatomy and physiology required for many advanced health programs.
Meets MnTC Goal 3
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.
PSYC 1105 This general psychology course is an introduction and overview of the scientific study of behavior and experience. It includes topics like the history of psychology, research methods, perception, learning, human development, intelligence, motivation, social perception and group behavior, and psychological disorders.
SOCY 1110 This course covers the basic concepts and terminology used in sociological studies. Sociology is broadly defined as the study of human social organization and social behavior including its forms and consequences. It will focus on the characteristics of human group life as they relate to the structure of the social environment and its influence on the individual. This course is designed to introduce students to the theories, concepts and areas of inquiry that typically characterize sociological analyses. Students will have the opportunity to examine the ethical/dimensions and issues facing political, social, and personal life as it relates to the topics in Sociology. Students will explore their own citizenship and find ways to apply their ideas and goals to civic learning and service learning through embracing facets of human society and the human condition.
Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 9
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution.
Meets MnTC Goal 7