Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Health and Exercise Science Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of 48 credit hours in the following courses:

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the biological sciences, covering biological chemistry, cell/tissue structure and function, genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology, health and human sciences, and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-118 Biology and environmental science majors should take MATH-110. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

ES-230 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of contemporary issues in the field of health and exercise science including exposure to a variety of career opportunities, some of which include athletic training, exercise physiology, fitness, physical therapy, occupational therapy and recreation.

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of basic nutritional requirements for active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins) can influence exercise performance, appropriate ways to manage weight, and evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids in human performance.

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the structure and function of the human body, examining the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture focuses on topics of physiology/function, histology, and their relation to anatomical structure, while the lab focuses on descriptive anatomy. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-110, or permission of instructor

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the physiology of the human body including the physiology of enzymes and membranes, tissue physiology (nervous, muscular), and a detailed survey of the physiology of the major organ systems. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-111; or BIOL-110 and BIOL-305 Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and 314

ES-300WX Personal and Community Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences, students critically analyze individual, social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites: PDP 150 or PDP 350, ENG 110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: writing intensive and experiential learning

ES-320 Kinesiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the function of the human musculoskeletal system. Selected musculoskeletal structures and their functions, as well as analysis of movements as they relate to physical activity, exercise and sport. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic physiological concepts of the nervous, muscular and energy systems, including the effect of exercise on such functions as circulation, respiration and temperature regulation. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES/AT-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Concepts of administration such as devising policy and procedures, record-keeping, budgeting, facility design, risk management and productivity standards for healthcare professionals. (Cross-listed as at-456)

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ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of standards and policies in the organization, supervision and administration of health exercise science and athletics on all school levels and in all phases of the program.

ES/AT-467 Health & Exercise Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the mental health benefits of exercise as well as motivational factors involved in exercise and the many variables that influence exercise behavior (e.g., stress, emotional states, anxiety and depression). Additionally, this course explores the psychological antecedents and consequences of injury and illness. (Cross-listed as AT-467)

ES-460 Senior Seminar

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Capstone experience integrating the core learned in major level courses through readings, class discussions and projects. Additionally, skill application occurs by completing 75 hours of competency-based work in an environment relevant to the discipline and reflecting upon this experience in light of their knowledge and skill development. Prerequisite: senior Health and Exercise Science major or permission of instructor

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AT-560 Athletic Training Seminar I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

First of two seminar courses integrating a variety of concepts within the athletic training field. This course includes a focus on exercise, fitness, nutrition and pharmacology. This course incorporates a number of speaking engagements from professionals in a variety of health care fields. Some of the course requirements are conducted outside of scheduled course meeting times and may require travel to off-campus sites.

An additional 12 credits from the following :

AT-501 Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Summer

In-depth exploration of the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular systems of the body. An emphasis is placed on the interrelated functions of these systems with other body systems and the impact that age and a variety of pathologies have on them.

BUS-120 Survey of Business

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduces a variety of business principles and practices as a foundation for students majoring in Business Administration and for non-business majors interested in acquiring basic understanding of the business world. Addresses aspects of leadership and personal assessment and development through a semester-long business plan project, helping students to assess their interest in and aptitude for various business disciplines.

BUS-310 Principles of Marketing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Explores the principles and practices of how goods, services, and ideas are developed and distributed in order to satisfy individual and organization needs, wants and objectives. Emphasis is placed on the micro-marketing perspectives including product, price, promotion and place. Prerequisites: BUS-120 and COMM-100, or permission of instructor; ECON-210 recommended but not required

CHEM-250 Fundamental Organic Chemistry

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the functional groups and reactivity of organic molecules using biological examples. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-125 or CHEM-162 Credit may not be received for both CHEM-250 and CHEM-305

COMM-447 Science, Environment, and Health Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the role of news, advocacy, scientific analysis, decision and policy making, risk perception, and other factors in the communication of issues related to science, environment, and health. Provides students with rich theoretical background, critical understanding, and practical skills to produce, investigate and critique communication processes related to the topics. Students in this course are required to conduct field work and original research, write and publish news, and analytical articles.

ES-215 Research Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to research process including formulating research questions, research methods, general statistical, evaluation, presentation, and research ethics. MATH-140 recommended but not required.

ES-255 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A first aid/CPR/AED course that provides basic and instructor level knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person. The course helps students recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The first aid/CPR/AED program in this course offer a variety of combination to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

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ES-260 First Aid and Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fundamentals of administering first aid in all its aspects with attention to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis on general safety procedures surrounding activities of school, college, and community environments.

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practical experience in evaluation of physical fitness and its application to the implementation of safe and effective exercise training programs.

ES-340 Teaching Methods for School Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Administration of school health and exercise science programs, including health instruction, environmental services and curriculum content. Methods and materials used in teaching health and exercise science as well as experiences in unit structure and application are covered. Prerequisites: ES-300WX or ES-303

ES-342 Foundations of Strength & Conditioning

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Preparation in scientifically sound principles of conditioning in professional settings including in-depth study of strength training, speed development, cardiovascular training, flexibility training and exercise program design. Principles and concepts derived from physiology, psychology, anatomy and kinesiology are practically applied. Application of principles of training to all populations including those with special needs and athletes. Prerequisite: ES-320

ES-345 Motor Behavior

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of human movement from the perspectives of motor learning, motor development and motor control. The basic psychological learning principles and theories apply to the acquisition of motor skills and factors which may influence skill learning are identified as is physical growth and development as related to motor performance across the lifespan.

ES-354 Therapeutic Modalities

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the theoretical bases of treatment goals, appropriate therapeutic modality selection, application and assessment of the treatment response that is required for the successful integration of therapeutic modalities into the athletic training practice. Identification of theoretical foundations (physiology, physics and safety) for appropriate decision-making in the selection of the appropriate therapeutic modality, including appropriate psychomotor skills for pre-treatment assessment, treatment set-up, modality application, and assessment of treatment response and appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-355 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Development of rehabilitation programs for individuals recovering from injury. Upon identification of theoretical and practical approach for the design of rehabilitation protocols and the use of available rehabilitation equipment including specific parameters for providing exercise and rehabilitation recommendations for people encountering special disease, illness or injury states. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-385 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the field of Adapted Physical Education. Exposure to recreational needs and capabilities of people with disabilities is provided. Practical experience in working with the special populations as well as orientation to wheelchair sports. Off campus laboratory experience required.

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Development of community based intervention strategies to modify health risk behaviors, with emphasis on theoretical foundations, and comprehensive program planning strategies.

ES-428 Implementing Health Promotion Programs

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A public health approach to addressing individual and community health problems. Students will implement health promotion programs in different settings with groups and individuals. Students will develop leadership skills around health promotion concepts. A variety of intervention strategies will be examined with a focus on achieving health behavior changes in at-risk populations. Prerequisite: ES-427

ES-491 Research

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.

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ES-499 Honors Project

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

An honors project is one in which a student researches a subject, by examination of relevant literature or by experimentation or both; the student reports the results in an accurately documented and well-written paper or appropriate representation of the work. Whenever the study deals with the subject of an established course, the student is expected to go well beyond the usual work of the course in research and in assimilation of the results as revealed in the report. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may register for an honors project. One desiring to pursue an honors project must submit a written description of his or her proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. Upon the completion of the Honors Project, the student must present an oral defense of his or her project. The final grade must include a satisfactory performance on the oral defense, assessed by a three-faculty member team. The Project Advisor will authorize the make-up of the oral defense team and will assign the final grade on the project. The honors project title will be noted on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of the written paper or appropriate representation of the work to the library in compliance with specifications approved by the Council on Education. The library director arranges for binding and storage.

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Basic nutrition concepts, nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and current nutrition issues.

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical, cultural, biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-355 Sports Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of the effects of nutrition on the well being of the athlete and the relationship of good nutrition to optimum performance. Prerequisite: FCS-240

MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. Statistical computer software is used to analyze data. Prerequisites: MATH-118, MATH-110, MATH-115, or satisfactory performance on placement test

PHIL-320E Professional Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics, the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business, medicine, law education, the ministry, and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality, accountability, whistleblowing, governmental regulation, and ethical codes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG 110 and junior or senior standing FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

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PHIL-235E Bioethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Confronts a number of modern scientific and ethical problems including abortion, genetic testing, genetically modified plants and animals, stem cells, gene therapy, research on humans, and physician-assisted suicide. Biology and biotechnology often confound our notions of right and wrong, and what ethical behavior is. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PSY-310 Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Empirical findings related to the description, classification, assessment, etiology and treatments of various psychological disorders. Specific disorders examined include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance-related disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. An important emphasis is understanding the impact of mental illness on individuals and their family and friends. Prerequisite: PSY-101 or SOC-101, or permission of instructor

PSY-370 Developmental Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Surveys historical approaches, basic issues, recent research, and current theoretical perspectives in developmental psychology. Emphasis on describing and explaining the changes that characterize physical, perceptual, cognitive, social, and emotional development across the lifespan. Prerequisite: PSY-101 or permission of instructor

This major introduces students to the sub-disciplines of health and exercise science, providing students with a sound preparation upon which to develop a career or to pursue graduate study in the discipline.