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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Exercise and Sport Science (Ex Sp)

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Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Ex Sp 101. Swimming I. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S. Basic course for nonswimmers. Emphasis on two fundamental strokes and personal water safety skills. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 102. Swimming II. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: 101 or equivalent skill. Intermediate course. Emphasis on learning and improving five basic strokes and personal water safety skills. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 108. Aquatic Fitness. (0-3) Cr. 1. Prereq: 102 or equivalent skill. Water related exercises, activities, and swimming workouts to improve physical fitness. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 109. Basic Skin and Scuba Diving. (1-3) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: Swimming competence. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 113. Scuba Assistant Instructor Practicum. (0-2) Cr. 1. Prereq: 109 and permission of instructor. Supervised experience in conduct of basic scuba diving program. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 114. Lifeguard Training. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Ability to swim 500 yards continuously of front crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke; perform a standing and surface dive; swim under water; and tread water for one minute. Minimum age 16. Specific training for Red Cross Lifeguard certification. First aid and CPR included. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 116. Water Safety Instructor Practicum. (0-3) Cr. 1. Prereq: H S 105, CPR certification, and permission of instructor. Supervised teaching experience in swimming, aquatic fitness, lifeguard training, and WSI courses. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 117. Lifeguard Training Instructor. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Minimum age 17; able to swim 500 yards; current lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certifications. The students will learn skills (rescue skills and CPR for the Professional Rescuer) necessary to certify prospective Lifeguards in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 118. Water Safety Instructor. (1-3) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: Minimum age 17; able to swim 500 yards; current first aid and CPR certification. The students will learn the skills necessary to teach and certify individuals in the following American Red Cross courses. Learn to Swim Program (Levels 1-6), Parent and Child Aquatics (Level A 6 months-2 years; Level B 18 months-5 years), Safety Training for Swim Team Coaches, Community Water Safety, Home Pool Safety, Aquatic Leader Program, and Basic Water Rescue. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 119. Archery. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 122. Badminton. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 126. Pocket Billiards. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Introduction to the basic strokes (stop, draw, follow) and contemporary game forms associated with pocket billiards. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 129. Bowling. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 135. Golf. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Beginning skills only. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 144. Racquetball. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 153. Ice Skating. (0-2) Cr. 1. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 158. Tennis. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.SS. Introduction to basic skills (forehand, backhand, service) and basic knowledge of game play. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 162. Triathlon Training. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: 102 or equivalent skill. Introduction to the sport of triathlon integrating the discipline(s) of running, cycling, and swimming. Emphasis on cross-training systems and skill enhancement. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 163. Physical Fitness. (0-3) Cr. 1. Evaluation of fitness status. Exercises, activities, and programs to improve physical fitness. Relationship between physical activity and weight control. Credit for only Ex Sp 163 or 258 may be applied toward graduation. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 164. Walking for Fitness. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S. Fitness walking as an activity to improve health and fitness; values of this type of activity as a lifetime endeavor. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 165. Aerobics. (0-3) Cr. 1. Exercise class designed to improve fitness; incorporates exercise to music along with various dance styles. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 166. Weight Training. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 170. Tae Kwon Do/Karate I. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 171. Tae Kwon Do/Karate II. (0-2) Cr. 1. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 173. Hap Ki Do/Martial Self-Defense. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 180. Softball. (0-2) Cr. 1. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 182. Volleyball. (0-2) Cr. 1. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 185. Soccer. (0-2) Cr. 1. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 220. Basic Athletic Training. (1-2) Cr. 2. Prereq: Biol 155 or 255 and 256. Introduction to methods of prevention and immediate care of athletic injuries. Basic information concerning health supervision of athletes, and some basic wrapping and strapping techniques for common injuries.

Ex Sp 221. Athletic Training Clinical Practicum. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in 222 and permission of athletic training program director. Athletic training clinical observation experiences to accompany 222. Utilize knowledge to evaluate, analyze and demonstrate appropriate taping, wrapping and basic skill techniques. Open to students interested in the athletic training option. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 222. Basic Athletic Training for Athletic Trainers. (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Biol 255, 255L. Provides pre-athletic training students with the knowledge of the profession of a certified athletic trainer, factors associated with injury prevention, treatment, emergency care of athletic injuries, protective equipment, basic organization, administrative, and legal concepts in the athletic training setting. To be taken concurrently with Ex Sp 221.

Ex Sp 224. Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I. (2-3) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Sport injury assessment procedures and evaluation techniques for lower body injuries. Includes an overview of mechanisms of injury, general musculoskeletal disorders, and dermatological conditions. Designed for students in the athletic training option or preprofessional health programs.

Ex Sp 225. Athletic Training Clinical Practicum. (0-3) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Athletic training clinical experience to accompany 224. Open to students in the athletic training option. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 226. Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II. (2-3) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Sport injury assessment procedures and evaluation techniques for upper body injuries. Includes an overview of common illnesses of athletes and sport specific injuries. Designed for students in the athletic training option or preprofessional health programs.

Ex Sp 227. Athletic Training Clinical Practicum. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Athletic training clinical experience to accompany 226. Open to students in the athletic training option. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 230. Fundamentals of Aquatics. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: 101 or equivalent. Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Basic water safety and emergency water safety. Skill enhancement, understanding, and progressions.

Ex Sp 231. Fundamentals of Tumbling and Gymnastics. (0-3) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Fundamentals of tumbling and gymnastics apparatus. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

Ex Sp 232. Fundamentals of Indoor Team Sports. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Fundamentals of indoor team sports, for example basketball, volleyball, team handball. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

Ex Sp 233. Fundamentals of Outdoor Team Sports. (0-3) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Fundamentals of outdoor team sports, for example flag football, soccer, softball. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

Ex Sp 235. Fundamentals of Racquet Sports. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Fundamentals of racquet sports, for example tennis, badminton, racquetball. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

Ex Sp 236. Fundamentals of Individual Sports. (0-3) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Fundamentals of individual sports, for example track and field, golf, archery and bowling. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

Ex Sp 237. Fundamentals of Self-Defense. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Skill enhancement, analysis, understanding practice and the development of progressions.

Ex Sp 238. Fundamentals of Outdoor and Adventure Activities. (0-3) Cr. 1. Prereq: Eligibility for admission to HHP teacher education program. Techniques of individual and group facilitation for initiatives involving outdoor adventure activity. Topics include ropes/challenge course events, activity presentation, and sequencing, safety techniques, preparation principles and new games philosophy. Participation is required in one weekend of fieldwork.

Ex Sp 240. Introduction to Taping, Equipment, and Bracing Techniques. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Basic information and laboratory instruction regarding basic taping techniques, athletic equipment fitting procedures, and the use and proper fitting of prophylactic braces. Open to students in the athletic training option. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 255. Disciplines and Professions in Health and Human Performance. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Provides an overview of the various disciplines and professions that comprise the fields of health and kinesiology and helps students determine the career option that best fits their interests.

Ex Sp 258. Physical Fitness and Conditioning. (1-3) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: Health and human performance majors only. Development of personal fitness using a variety of conditioning and exercise techniques such as aerobics, weight training, and aquatic fitness. Introduction to acute and chronic responses to exercise, and the role of exercise in health promotion and weight management. Credit for only one of the following courses may be applied toward graduation: Ex Sp 163, 258.

Ex Sp 259. Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs. (1-3) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: 258. Development of exercise leadership skills for a variety of activities. Includes planning, promotion, and teaching techniques for developing fitness in others using a variety of exercise modalities including aerobics, weight training, and aquatic fitness.

Ex Sp 280. Directed Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education. (0-3) Cr. 0.5-1. S. Observing, planning, and facilitating movement experiences of children in an elementary school setting.

Ex Sp 281. Directed Field Experience in Physical Education. (0-3) Cr. 0.5-1. Prereq: Admission to University Teacher Education Program. Observing, planning, and facilitating movement experiences of students in a public school setting.

Ex Sp 284. Elementary and Pre-school Movement Education. (2-3) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: 3 credits in human development and family studies. Approaches to teaching movement skills to pre-school and elementary school age children. Emphasis on planning and conducting developmentally appropriate movement experiences for preschool and elementary aged children based upon motor development research. Practical experience provided. Credit in only one of the following courses may be applied toward graduation: Ex Sp 284, 312.

Ex Sp 312. Movement Education in Elementary School Physical Education. (2-3) Cr. 3. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 280. Planning for management and instruction of developmentally appropriate physical education for children pre-school through elementary grade 6. Laboratory experience required. Credit for only one in the following courses can be applied toward graduation: Ex Sp 284, 312.

Ex Sp 315. Coaching Theory and Administrative Issues. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Study in the theory, ethics, strategy, and mechanics of coaching various interscholastic and/or intercollegiate sports. Emphasis on formulating a philosophy, identifying goals and psychological aspects, teaching skills, and developing strategies.

Ex Sp 323. Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Theory and technique of therapeutic modalities used in the management of injuries.

Ex Sp 324. Athletic Training Clinical Practicum. (0-3) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Athletic training clinical experience to accompany 323. Open to students in athletic training option. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 326. Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries. (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Theory and practical application of rehabilitation principles used in the management of athletic injuries.

Ex Sp 327. Athletic Training Clinical Practicum. (0-3) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Athletic training clinical experience to accompany 326. Open to students in the athletic training option. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 345. Management of Health-Fitness Programs and Facilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. Application of management concepts to the fitness industry, e.g., understanding customers, marketing, program management, financial management, legal issues, and evaluation and planning.

Ex Sp 355. Biomechanics. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Phys 106 or 111. Mechanical basis of human performance; application of mechanical principles to exercise, sport and other physical activities. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ex Sp 358. Physiology of Exercise. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Biol 255, 255L, 256 and 256L. Physiological basis of human performance; effects of physical activity on body functions. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ex Sp 360. Sociology of Sport and Exercise. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Soc 134 and one of Stat 101, 104 or 226/326, or Ex Sp 470. Sport and exercise as social systems and as institutions related to other institutions such as the polity, the economy, mass media, and education.

Ex Sp 365. Sport Psychology. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Psych 101 or Psych 230. Psychological factors that influence performance in sport settings. The influence of personality, anxiety, motivation, social factors, and psychological skills training.

Ex Sp 366. Exercise Psychology. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Psych 101 or Psych 230. Psychological theories for understanding and predicting health-oriented exercise behavior. Psychological and psychobiological responses to exercise. Psychological interventions for increasing exercise participation and adherence rates.

Ex Sp 372. Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Psych 101 or Psych 230, Biol 255. Introduction to major concepts of neuromotor control, behavioral motor control and motor learning in the child, adult and older adult, with emphasis on the adult system.

Ex Sp 375. Teaching Physical Education. (2-3) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: a minimum of 5 fundamentals classes, admission to University Teacher Education Program one or more semesters prior to enrollment. Current theory, practice and research on teaching focusing on management, instructional, and learning styles of students in secondary schools.

Ex Sp 385. Search Strategies for Field Experiences and Employment. (Cross-listed with H S). Cr. R. F.S. Prereq: Junior classification; to be taken minimum of two semesters prior to Ex Sp 485. Search techniques and preparation of materials utilized for acquisition of jobs and/or internships in health and human performance fields. Internship process and policies/procedures will be covered.

Ex Sp 395. Adapted Physical Education. (Dual-listed with 595). (2-3) Cr. 3. F. (Dual-listed with HHP 595) Specific disabling conditions in terms of etiology, characteristics, needs, and potential for movement experiences. Techniques of assessment, prescription, adaptation of activities, methods, and program planning. Laboratory experience required. HHP 595 may not be taken by students who have previously earned credit in Ex Sp 395

Ex Sp 417. Supervised Teaching in Physical Education in the Secondary School. Cr. 8. F.S. Prereq: 355, 358, 375, 395, 470, 475. Students must be fully admitted to Teacher Education and must apply for approval to enroll at beginning of the semester prior to registering. Supervised teaching in the secondary schools.

Ex Sp 418. Supervised Teaching in Physical Education in the Elementary School. Cr. 8. F.S. Prereq: 280, 312, 355, 358, 375, 395, 470, 475. Students must be fully admitted to Teacher Education and must apply for approval to enroll at the beginning of the semester prior to registering. Supervised teaching in the elementary schools.

Ex Sp 425. Organization and Administration of Athletic Training. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director, senior classification. Current administrative, professional, and legal issues pertaining to athletic training. Job search techniques and strategies including preparation of materials for athletic training students.

Ex Sp 445. Legal Aspects of Sport. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 360. Students will understand legal concepts and terminology relevant to sport/activity, identify strategies for limiting liability in sport/fitness programs, and identify solutions for elimination of discriminatory practices in sport and physical activity.

Ex Sp 450. Medical Concerns for the Athletic Trainer. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Current medical issues and concerns, including pathology of illness and injury, dermatological conditions, exposure to allied health care professionals, and pharmacological indications in relation to the profession of athletic training and in patient/athlete care.

Ex Sp 458. Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription. (3-2) Cr. 4. Prereq: 358. Physiological principles of physical fitness; design and administration of fitness programs; testing, evaluation, and prescription; cardiac risk factor modification.

Ex Sp 459. Internship in Exercise Leadership. (0-3) Cr. 1. Prereq: C- or better in 259, CPR certification, concurrent enrollment in 458. Observation and practice of exercise leadership techniques in an on-campus adult fitness program.

Ex Sp 462. Medical Aspects of Exercise. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 358. The role of exercise in preventive medicine. Impact of exercise on various diseases, and the effect of various medical conditions on the ability to participate in vigorous exercise and competitive sports. Principles of exercise testing and prescription for individuals with these conditions. Environmental and nutritional aspects of exercise.

Ex Sp 470. Evaluation in Physical Education. (2-3) Cr. 3. Prereq: A minimum of 5 fundamentals classes and admission to University Teacher Education Program. Principles underlying process of evaluation. Selected test and measurement procedures and tools within the field of physical education.

Ex Sp 472. Neural Basis of Human Movement. (Dual-listed with 572). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 372 or Psych 310. (Dual-listed with HHP 572) Addresses the role of the central nervous system in the control of voluntary human movement, with the focus on the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia and cerebellum. Content organized around specific nervous system damage (such as stroke, apraxia, spasticity, or spinal cord damage) and functional movements (such as reaching and grasping, balance and gait). Converging evidence from human movement disorders, brain imaging, animal lesion and single cell studies provide the primary basis for the content. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ex Sp 475. Physical Education Curriculum Design and Program Organization. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: A minimum of 5 fundamentals classes and admission to University Teacher Education Program. Current theory, practices and principles applied to curriculum development for programs in physical education, K-12. Organizing for teaching in a variety of school settings.

Ex Sp 480. Functional Anatomy. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Biol 155 or 255. The structure and function of human muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. The relationship of these systems to efficient and safe human motion. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ex Sp 485. Internship in Sport and Exercise Science. Cr. 1-16. Prereq: Senior classification and advance registration. Observation and practice in selected sport and exercise science agencies. Satisfactory-fail only.
A. Exercise Science. Prereq: C- or better in 458 and 459, health and human performance majors only. Cumulative GPA 2.0.
B. Sport and Physical Activity. Prereq: Health and human performance majors only. Cumulative GPA 2.0.

Ex Sp 488. Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training. Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of athletic training program director. Clinical experiences in application of athletic training techniques under supervision of certified athletic trainers. Participation in monthly research journal discussion. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 489. Review of Athletic Training Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies. Cr. R. F.S. Prereq: Senior classification, permission of athletic training program director. Preparation for professional endorsement and certification by review of required competencies and clinical proficiencies. Required for endorsement or approval to sit for Board of Certification Exam. Satisfactory-fail only.

Ex Sp 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. Prereq: 6 credits from HHP advanced core and permission of coordinator. Independent study of problems of areas of interest in exercise and sport science and related areas.
A. Exercise and Sport Science
B. Coaching
H. Honors

Ex Sp 495. Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science. Cr. 0.5-1. Prereq: Senior classification. Satisfactory-fail only.