Exercise Science (EXSC)

EXSC 191  - Physical Activity and Health  (3 Credits)  

Concepts of exercise, nutrition, behavior changes, and skills to promote lifelong physical activity and health.

EXSC 200  - Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training  (3 Credits)  

Examination of careers and specific practices within sports medicine, specifically athletic training.

Prerequisites: C or better in EXSC 223 and EXSC 223L.
EXSC 201  - Foundations of Physical Therapy  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the profession and practice of physical therapy detailing the functions, disorders, and therapies of the major organ systems in applied context.

EXSC 223  - Anatomy and Physiology I  (3 Credits)  

The structure and functions of the human body: tissues, integument, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and reproductive systems, and regulation of eating and metabolism.

EXSC 223L  - Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory  (1 Credit)  

Hands-on activities covering micro- and macroscopic anatomical topics including identification of tissues, bones and markings of the skeletal system, the joints, and the skeletal muscles of the body.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: EXSC 223.
EXSC 224  - Anatomy and Physiology II  (3 Credits)  

The structure and functions of the human body: nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, immune, urinary, and endocrine systems.

Prerequisites: C or better in EXSC 223 and EXSC 223L.
EXSC 224L  - Anatomy and Physiology II Lab  (1 Credit)  

Hands-on activities covering the gross anatomy nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, and muscular systems.

Prerequisites: C or better in both EXSC 223 and EXSC 223L.
EXSC 275  - Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy  (2 Credits)  

Human anatomy for allied health professions. Focus on anatomy relevant to providing health services; knowledge and skills of orthopedic anatomy relative to muscle, ligament, and tendon; muscle origins, insertions, innervations, and actions pertaining to joint motion.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223 and EXSC 223L.
Corequisite: EXSC 275L.
EXSC 275L  - Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab  (1 Credit)  

Clinical application of human anatomy for allied health care professions using discussion, models, and charts. Anatomy relevant to providing health care to individuals.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223 and EXSC 223L.
Corequisite: EXSC 275.
EXSC 303  - Perceptual-Motor Development  (3 Credits)  

Theoretical foundations and observation of growth and motor development of children, age birth to 10 years. Observation will be provided via video and live subjects provided by the instructor.

Prerequisites: C or higher in both EXSC 224 and EXSC 224L.
EXSC 330  - Exercise Physiology  (3 Credits)  

The individual and combined roles of the major organ systems of the body in maintaining homeostasis during muscular exercise.

Prerequisites: C or better in EXSC 224 and EXSC 224L.
Corequisite: EXSC 330L.
EXSC 330L  - Exercise Physiology Lab  (1 Credit)  

Laboratory procedures in exercise physiology; measurement of physical fitness components.

Prerequisites: EXSC 224 and EXSC 224L.
Corequisite: EXSC 330.
EXSC 335  - Biomechanics of Human Movement  (3 Credits)  

Kinetic and kinematic principles governing efficient human movement. Selected methods of analyzing human movement will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: C or better in EXSC 224, EXSC 224L, PHYS 201 and PHYS 201L.
EXSC 341A  - Health Fitness Practicum  (1 Credit)  

First hour of a supervised practicum in a clinical setting for the Health Fitness Track.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224.

Cross-listed course: EXSC 341B, EXSC 341C

EXSC 341B  - Health Fitness Practicum  (1 Credit)  

Second hour of a supervised practicum in a clinical setting for the Health Fitness Track.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224, EXSC 341A.

Cross-listed course: EXSC 341A, EXSC 341C

EXSC 341C  - Health Fitness Practicum  (1 Credit)  

Third hour of a supervised practicum in a clinical setting for the Health Fitness Track.

EXSC 342A  - Practicum in Life-Span Motor Development  (2 Credits)  

Part I of a supervised practicum in a clinical setting in life-span motor development.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224, EXSC 303.

Cross-listed course: EXSC 342B

EXSC 342B  - Practicum in Life-Span Motor Development  (2 Credits)  

Part II of a supervised practicum in a clinical setting in a life-span motor development.

Cross-listed course: EXSC 342A

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

EXSC 343  - Practicum in Exercise Science  (1-3 Credits)  

Supervised practicum in a research or clinical setting for scientific-foundations track. Departmental special permission required.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224.
EXSC 351  - Acquisition of Motor Skills  (3 Credits)  

Scientific and behavioral foundation of the learning and performance of motor skills.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

EXSC 355  - Special Topics in Exercise Science  (1-3 Credits)  

Novel and emerging themes in exercise science. Content varies by instructor and title. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours as content varies by title.

EXSC 395  - Research Seminar in Exercise Science  (3 Credits)  

The research process in exercise science; participation in, presentation and discussion of current research.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

EXSC 401  - Practicum Preparation  (1 Credit)  

Integration of major program of study and general education; issues of transition into senior practicum - EXSC 444.

Prerequisites: EXSC 330.
EXSC 410  - Psychology of Physical Activity  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to psychosocial factors in physical activity. Topics include mental health effects of exercise, behavior change theories applied to physical activity, and physical activity determinants and interventions.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.
EXSC 444  - Exercise Science Practicum  (6 Credits)  

Supervised experience in a field, clinical, or research setting. EXSC majors only.

Prerequisites: EXSC 401.
EXSC 454  - Health/Fitness Programs  (3 Credits)  

Design and implementation of health/fitness programs.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224.
EXSC 464  - Conditioning Methods in Athletic Performance  (3 Credits)  

Students will learn how to perform pre-exercise assessments, develop appropriate exercise training programs based on these assessments, as well as lead and demonstrate safe and effective methods of exercise by the application of the primary theories and principles of exercise science.

Prerequisites: C or better in both EXSC 224 and EXSC 224L
EXSC 481  - Practicum in Community Fitness Programs  (9 Credits)  

Supervised experience in the administration of community-based fitness programs. Concurrent seminar with the supervising instructor.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships

EXSC 482  - Internship in Life-Span Motor Development  (9 Credits)  

Supervised practical experience in clinical and/or field setting; individualized program and activity planning, and evaluation of neuromuscular abilities.

EXSC 483  - Internship in Scientific Foundations  (3 Credits)  

Supervised experience in a clinical, field, or research setting. Restricted to Exercise Science Majors; Junior and Senior Level Standing.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224.
EXSC 499  - Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  

Enrollment and topic to be approved in advance by advisor and instructor.

Prerequisites: EXSC 223, EXSC 224.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

EXSC 507  - Exercise, Sport, and Nutrition  (3 Credits)  

The relationship between exercise, sport performance, and nutrient metabolism.

EXSC 531  - Clinical Exercise Physiology  (3 Credits)  

Scientific bases of clinical exercise programming. The fitness instructor’s role in encouraging changes in exercise behavior.

Corequisite: EXSC 531L.
EXSC 531L  - Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab  (0 Credits)  
EXSC 541  - Physiological Basis for Strength and Conditioning  (3 Credits)  

Investigation on the physiological basis for strength and conditioning. Principles of strength and conditioning through lecture based learning, demonstrations, and through laboratory activities.

Prerequisites: C or better in EXSC 330.
EXSC 555  - Current Topics in Exercise Science  (1-3 Credits)  

Content varies by title. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.

EXSC 562  - Impairments of the Human Motor System  (3 Credits)  

Role of motor development in the growth and development of individuals exhibiting impaired motor control.

Prerequisites: biology, anatomy, physiology, or the equivalent.
EXSC 563  - Physical Activity and the Physical Dimensions of Aging  (3 Credits)  

The effects of age and physical activity on physical and motor functions of elderly individuals.

EXSC 585  - Women’s Health and Physical Activity  (3 Credits)  

Sex differences in diseases, physiological function of sex hormones, hormonal changes in a woman’s life, specific women’s health issues, and role of physical activity and exercise in prevention and treatment of conditions and diseases specific to women or related to sex hormones. Restricted to 30 students, Special Permission by Instructor.

EXSC 608  - Apps, Wearables and Technology for Lifestyle Behavior Change and Weight Loss  (3 Credits)  

The course will increase students’ understanding of the theoretical foundations, scientific evidence and practical application of technology-assisted lifestyle interventions, with an emphasis on behavioral weight control for adults.

Prerequisites: C or better in EXSC 410.
EXSC 620  - Nutrition and Immunology  (3 Credits)  

Examination of the interrelationships that link human nutrition to the immune system in health and disease. Topics will include basic immunology, overview of nutritional sources, deficiencies and excesses, and the impact on public health issues such as exercise, disease and aging.

Prerequisites: EXSC 330.
EXSC 626  - Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology  (3 Credits)  

Examination of the anatomy and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems of the exercising human organism, including acute adjustments and chronic adaptations to the systems.

Prerequisites: EXSC 330.
EXSC 666  - Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology  (3 Credits)  

Examination of the anatomy and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems of the exercising human organism, including acute adjustments and chronic adaptations to the systems.

Prerequisites: EXSC 330.
EXSC 669  - Skeletal Muscle Physiology: Form and Function  (3 Credits)  

Skeletal muscle physiology and exercise through select laboratory experiences and discussion of related research literature.

Prerequisites: C or better in both EXSC 330 and EXSC 330L.
EXSC 695  - Writing and Presenting in Research  (3 Credits)  

The research process in Exercise Science through participation, presentation, and discussion of current research.

Prerequisites: EXSC 224.