Exercise & Sport Science

Exercise & Sport Science - A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

This degree is designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain an advanced degree.

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
EXER 1000 Introduction to Human Performance Studies
Description
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.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER1000

3
EXER 1015 Personal Health and Wellness
Description
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.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/22/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER1015

3
EXER 1020 Strength Training
Description
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.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 01/17/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER1020

2
EXER 1025 Physical Conditioning
Description
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.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER1025

2
EXER 1065 Psychology of Sport and Performance
Description
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.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER1065

3
EXER 2295 Social and Ethical Aspects of Sport
Description
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.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER2295

3
Technical Elective(s)* 12
Total Core Credits: 28

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
BIOL 1500 General Biology
Description
BIOL 1500 This course surveys the basic principles of biology. Content topics include fundamental concepts of cellular structure and metabolism, inheritance, biodiversity, ecology, and evolution. The lab component includes application of concepts with an emphasis on observation, the scientific method, and analysis. This course provides a foundation for students pursuing health-related careers as well as those in non-science majors. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: BIOL1500

4
BIOL 2000 Anatomy & Physiology I
Description
BIOL 2000 This course is the first semester of a two-semester lab-science course intended for students pursuing careers in fitness and allied health fields. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Content topics include basic anatomical and directional terminology, fundamental concepts and principles of cell physiology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Dissection of individual organs and whole organisms may be included. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: BIOL2000

4
BIOL 2010 Anatomy & Physiology II
Description
BIOL 2010 This course is the second semester of a two-semester lab-science course intended for students pursuing careers in fitness and allied health fields. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Content topics include immunity, metabolism, fluid balance, development, and the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Dissection of individual organs and whole organisms may be included. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: BIOL2010

4
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
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.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
ISTC 1025 Computer Basics
Description
ISTC 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.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 11/05/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1025

1
PSYC 1100 General Psychology
Description
PSYC 1100 This general psychology course is an introduction and overview of the scientific study of behavior and experience. It includes topics like perception, learning, human development, intelligence, motivation, psychological disorders, social perception and group behavior. Meets MnTC Goal 5

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 04/13/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 5

Course Outline: PSYC1100

3
SOCY 1110 Introduction to Sociology OR
Description
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

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 04/05/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 5,9

Course Outline: SOCY1110

SOCY 1010 Marriage and the Family
Description
SOCY 1010 This course embodies a survey of human relationships. This course will examine and explore both the practical side and the sociological side of human relationships. Topics include dealing with love, conflict, sexuality, parenting, relationship violence and gender roles. The focus of the course is to expose students to the cultural diversity of marriage and the family. To give students a fundamental understanding of the sociological perspective on this topic and apply a theoretical/historical perspective. Meets MnTC Goal 5

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 04/05/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 5

Course Outline: SOCY1010

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
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

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 3
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 4 ) *** 4
Total General Education Credits: 32
Total Program Credits: 60
* Select Technical electives from the following subject areas: EXER .
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.
** Select General Education electives from two of the following MnTC goal areas: 4, 6, 8, 9 or 10.