Course Descriptions – Pre-KINE

EXER 1201. Foundations of Physical Conditioning. (1) The application and basic science of physical training programs designed to improve and maintain physical fitness. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 2150. Introduction to Kinesiology. (3) Must be a PKNS Major Introduction to the study of Exercise Science relative to philosophies, practices, work settings, trends, knowledge bases, skills and licensures. Open to all students during the summer session. (Fall, Summer)

EXER 2290. First Aid: Responding to Emergencies. (3). The knowledge and skills associated with being a first responder in case of injury or sudden illness. Qualifying students may receive certifications in: Responding to Emergencies-First Aid, Community CPR, Preventing Disease Transmission (Bloodborne Pathogens Training) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EXER 2294. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. (3) Prerequisite or corequisite: EXER 2290 or ATRN 2290 and a PKNS Major. Focus on the health care competencies, necessary for the prevention, emergency management and acute care of athletic related injuries. Also provides an introduction to the role of the Certified Athletic Trainer in providing health to the physically active individual. (Spring)

EXER 2298. Applied Kinesiology . Prerequisite: BIOL 1273, 1273L and a PKNS Major (3) Study of musculoskeletal anatomy and how it relates to normal function. (Spring)

EXER 3100. Exercise Science Leadership and Instruction. (3) Prerequisite or Corequisite EXER1201 and an EXER Major. This course introduces principles and methods of leadership. Includes programming and participation, teaching methods, assessment, supervision, and leadership for various types of individual and group health and fitness programs. This course will also review basic Exercise Science principles and provide the student with the knowledge and skills to lead a wide variety of related activities. (Fall)

EXER 3260 Nutrition for the Physically Active. (3) Prerequisites: EXER or ATRN majors. Introduction to principles and concepts of nutrition and how dietary practices affect health and disease. (Fall)

EXER 3280. Exercise Physiology. (3) Prerequisite: BIOL 1273, 1273L, 1274 and 1274L. Corequisite EXER3280 Physiological foundations of programming exercise for Exercise Science with emphasis on acute physiological responses to bouts of exercise and chronic physiological responses and adaptations to repeated exercise and programs of exercise. (Fall)

EXER 3281. Exercise Physiology Laboratory. (W) (1) Corequisite EXER 3280. Laboratory experiences and assignments to enhance the lecture material presented in EXER 3280. One laboratory period of two hours a week or two one hour labs. (Fall)

EXER 3286. Exercise Testing. (3) Prerequisite Successful completion of EXER 3280 and EXER 3281. Corequisite: EXER 3287. This course is designed to teach methods and protocols for collecting and interpreting information collected on individuals concerning various fitness parameters for the future development of individual and group conditioning programs. (Spring)

EXER 3287. Exercise Testing Lab. (W) (1) Corequisite: EXER 3286. Practitioner lab in the use of appropriate data collection methods and protocols.

EXER 4121. Pharmacology for the Physically Active. (3) Prerequisite: EXER 3260 or

ATRN 3260. The course entails an examination of the historical aspects of use, abuse, and addiction within the realm of health and human performance. This course will expose students to a wide variety of drug issues and the unique use and abuse patterns of individuals in the exercise science arena. (Fall)

EXER 4132. Lifetime Weight Management. (3) Prerequisites or corequisites: EXER3260 and EXER 4286. Examines factors in obesity and weight control, emphasizing techniques in behavior modification and lifestyle change for effective weight management. (7 1⁄2 week course) (Spring)

EXER 4286. Exercise Prescription. (3) Prerequisite Successful completion of EXER 3286 and EXER 3287. This course is designed to teach the interpretation and prescription of exercise and various fitness parameters for programs with healthy populations and general internship populations. (Fall)

EXER 4293. Biomechanics. (3) Prerequisites: BIOL 1273, 1273L, 1274, 1274L and EXER 3280. Corequisite: EXER 4294. Mechanical and anatomical kinesiology as it relates to human movement with emphasis on anatomical structures, mechanics, and common injuries involved with selected sport movements. Requires preparation of a paper on a biomechanical analysis of a sport movement or injury. (Fall)

EXER 4294. Biomechanics Lab. (W) (1) Corequisite: EXER 4293. Laboratory experiences and assignments to enhance the lecture material presented in EXER 4293. One laboratory period of two hours a week or two one hour labs. (Fall)

EXER 4490. Exercise Science Senior Internship. (6-15) Prerequisites: Completion of all other courses for the major. Application of acquired knowledge and skills in practitioner settings. Each 3 hours of credit requires a minimum of 8 contact hours per week at the internship site. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EXER 4660. Practitioner Seminar. (3) (W) (O) Prerequisites: COMM 1101, and must be taken during the term prior to internship (EXER4490). Emphasis is on state of the art health enhancement practices. ( 7 1⁄2 week course) (Fall)Kinesiology Activity Courses

Physical Activity Electives

EXER 1202. Weight Training. (1) Mechanics and programming of weight training. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EXER 1204. Aerobic Fitness. (1) Exercise designed to develop and maintain physical fitness through aerobic activity to music. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1208. Walk, Jog, Run. (1) Application of exercise science and art principles to the safety and effectiveness of walking, jogging and running as models for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health and physical fitness. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1209. Step Aerobics. (1) Physical fitness training emphasizing aerobic conditioning via variations and combinations of step patterns performed on adjustable exercise benches and the safety and benefits of low impact movements. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1210. Beginning Swimming. (1) For weak swimmers or nonswimmers. Instruction in water safety fundamentals, basic body positioning, maneuvering in water, and traveling skills, including basic strokes. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1211. Intermediate Swimming. (1) Emphasis on gaining competency in at least four basic strokes and increasing endurance. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1215. Aquatic Fitness. (1) Application of exercise science and art principles to the safety and effectiveness of aquatic exercise as a mode for improving and maintaining general health and physical fitness. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1220. Beginning Tennis. (1) The rules, basic skills and strategy. (Fall)

EXER 1222. Racquet Sports. (1) Basic skills, tactics, safety and rules of racquetball, court and table tennis, squash and badminton. (Spring)

EXER 1231. Introduction to Outdoor Adventure. (1) Prerequisites: successful completion of water safety test and consent of instructor. Introduction to outdoor education through participation in Venture Weekend Workshops, class discussions and written reflection. Six classroom sessions and 5 days of trips individually selected from Venture’s offerings for the semester. Special fee assessed for the Venture weekend workshops. (Yearly)

EXER 1233. Rock Climbing. (1) Introduction to rock climbing with emphasis on belaying and safety systems, climbing techniques, and the metaphorical and psychological aspects of climbing. Six classroom sessions and two weekend trips. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1235. Adventure Activities. (1) Introduction to personal challenge/discovery activities including group initiatives, trust exercises, high ropes activities involving physical and psychological risk and challenge, and adventure games and cooperative games (New Games). Development of competencies to facilitate adventure activities for groups. (Yearly)

EXER 1240. Beginning Golf. (1) The grip, stance, stroke, use and selection of clubs, rules and etiquette. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1250. Volleyball. (1) The rules, fundamental skills and strategies. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 1262. Recreational Dance. (1) Social and partner dancing in a recreational setting. Basic knowledge of dance steps, dance music, style, leading/following techniques, plus current popular variations. (On demand)

EXER 1263. Body Shaping. (1) Selected methods of resistive exercises used to shape, tone and define musculature. Symmetry, body alignment and flexibility, augmented by the use of hand-held weights bands, benches, and partners in a gymnasium setting. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 2212. Lifeguarding. (2) The knowledge and skills associated with lifeguarding. Qualifying students will receive the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certificate. (Fall, Spring)

EXER 2213. Water Safety Instruction. (3) Prerequisite: Competency in all basic swimming strokes. Techniques used in teaching people aquatic skills. Qualifying students will receive the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s rating. (Spring)

EXER 2219. Scuba Diving. (2) Corequisite: EXER2218. The science associated with the use of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. Students who demonstrate the required knowledge and skills may request licensure as an open water SCUBA diver. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EXER 2218. Scuba Diving Laboratory. (1) Corequisite: EXER2219. Prerequisite: appropriate swimming ability to current scuba standards as prescribed by recognized scuba certifying organizations. The skills associated with the use of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EXER 2220. Advanced Scuba Diving. (1) Prerequisite: Certified Open Water Diver or licensure as a Basic SCUBA Diver with a minimum of 10 logged dives. The knowledge and skill required for underwater navigation, search and recovery, limited visibility diving and deep diving. Advanced Open Water Diver Licensure will be granted to students who qualify. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EXER 2230. Wilderness Experience. (3) Corequisite: EXER2231. An introduction to personal challenge through backpacking and high adventure activities with a focus on high level wellness, environmental appreciation and group dynamics. Backpacking and skills to conduct trips; introduction to personal challenge through high adventure activities. Field experiences during class and two weekend trips. (Fall)

EXER 2231. Wilderness Experience Lab. (1). Corequisite: EXER2230. The lab will focus on the skills and knowledge necessary for planning and conducting ones own backpacking trips. The lecture course EXER2230 uses the experiences from the lab to increase self knowledge. Two weekend backpacking trips are included. (Fall)

EXER 2232. Wilderness Trip Leading. (1) Prerequisite: EXER1231 or 2230 or permission of instructor. Focus on the skills and knowledge necessary for safely leading backcountry trips. Including one weekend backpacking trip and one Saturday day hike. (Fall)

EXER 2234. Challenge Course Facilitation. (1) Prerequisite: EXER1235 or 2230 or permission of instructor. Focus on the basic skills and knowledge necessary for safely leading groups through challenge courses. In addition to four evening course meetings, two weekend trainings at the Venture Challenge Courses and some apprenticing are required. (Yearly)

EXER 3099. Movement Problems/Topics. (1-6) Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Movement problems/topics chosen by the student which relate to special areas of interest. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Other Required Courses

BIOL 1273. Human Anatomy and Physiology. (3) Prerequisites: CHEM 1203 or CHEM 1251. Fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Not accepted toward the major in Biology. (Fall, Summer)

BIOL 1273L. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory. (1) Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 1273. One laboratory period of three hours a week. Not accepted toward the major in Biology. (Fall, Summer)

BIOL 1274. Human Anatomy and Physiology II. (3) Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIOL 1273. Continuation of BIOL 1273. Not accepted toward the major in Biology. Students cannot receive credit for both BIOL 1274 and BIOL 3273. (Spring, Summer)

BIOL 1274L. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II. (1) Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 1274. One laboratory period of three hours a week. Not accepted toward the major in Biology. (Spring, Summer)

CHEM 1251. Principles of Chemistry. (3) A principles-oriented course for science majors. Fundamental postulates and laws of chemistry; the relationship of atomic structure to physical and chemical properties of the elements. Three lecture hours and one Problem Session hour per week. (Credit will be given for only one course: 1111, 1203, or 1251.) (Fall, Spring, Summer) (Evenings)

CHEM 1251L. Principles of Chemistry Laboratory. (1) Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1251. Experimental investigations involving the fundamental postulates and laws of chemistry. One three-hour laboratory per week. (Credit will be given for only one course: 1111L, 1203L, or 1251L.) (Fall, Spring, Summer) (Evenings)

CHEM 1252. Principles of Chemistry. (3) Prerequisite: CHEM 1251. Continuation of CHEM 1251. Three lecture hours and one Problem Session hour per week. (Credit will be given for only one course: 1112, 1204, or 1252.) (Fall, Spring, Summer) (Evenings)

CHEM 1252L. Principles of Chemistry Laboratory. (1) Prerequisites: CHEM 1251 and 1251L. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1252. Continuation of CHEM 1251L. One three-hour laboratory per week. (Credit will be given for only one course: 1112L, 1204L, or 1252L.) (Fall, Spring, Summer) (EveningsCOMM 1101. Public Speaking. (3) (O) For students who want to upgrade their oral communication skills. Opportunity to study theory and practice of public speaking. Special emphasis placed on constructing and delivering speeches. (Fall, Spring, Summer) (Evenings) Must be completed before EXER 4490.

HLTH 2101 Healthy Lifestyles. (3) Overview of issues related to personal health, including healthy behaviors, lifestyles, and outcomes. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

HLTH 3103 Behavior Change Theories and Practice. (3) Overview of theoretical approaches to health behavior adherence and compliance, including increasing health enhancing behaviors and sustaining healthy behaviors over time. (Fall, Spring)

MATH 1100. College Algebra and Probability. (3) Prerequisite: appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test or placement by the Department. The basic mathematics course for undergraduates not majoring in Mathematics, Engineering, or the Physical Sciences. Fundamental concepts of algebra. (Credit may not be given for both MATH 1100 and 1103; students who already have credit for MATH 1120 or 1241 with a grade of C or better may not take 1100 for credit.) (Fall, Spring, Summer) (Evenings)

PSYC 1101. General Psychology. (3) A survey of the field including such topics as learning, emotions, motivation, personality, psychological testing, and abnormal behavior. Emphasis on psychology as a behavioral science. May be taken with or without the lab. All psychology majors and those who wish to apply this course as partial fulfillment of the University science and technology requirement must take PSYC 1101L during the same semester in which they take PSYC 1101. (Fall, Spring, Summer) (Evenings)

STAT 1221. Elements of Statistics I (BIOL). (3) Prerequisite: MATH 1100 or placement by the Department. Same topics as STAT 1220 with special emphasis on applications to the life sciences. May not be taken for credit if credit has been received for STAT 1220 or 1222. (Fall, Spring)

Suggested Course Sequence -Exercise Science Major**