2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Exercise Science (EXS)

EXS 170  Introduction to Exercise Science  (3 Credits)  

Review of the health related professional, the impact exercise has on a healthy lifestyle, and as a disease prevention tool. Exercise testing, basic exercise principles, and their use in fitness and rehabilitation are addressed.

EXS 237  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries  (3 Credits)  

Theoretical foundation for care and prevention, of athletic injuries, while addressing anatomy, , medical conditions, and evaluation techniques with, emphasis on basic first aid skills.

EXS 265  Activies for Handicap  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to therapeutic physical activities and sports that afford the disabled success, recognition, and approval among a variety of handicapping conditions.

EXS 266  Therapeutic Exercercise and Sport  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to therapeutic physical activities and sports that afford the disabled success, recognition, and approval among a variety of handicapping conditions.

EXS 267  Therapeutic Exercise & Sports  (4 Credits)  

This course is designed to give a general overview of patho-physiology, and the effects of specific diseases/conditions on the exercise response as outlined in the Kinesiotherapy Scope of Practice and Kinesiotherapy Standards of Practice. This includes the effects of exercise training on the condition, management of medications, recommendations for exercise testing, exercise programming, and research within the Kinesiotherapy discipline.

EXS 291  Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries  (3 Credits)  

Theoretical foundation for care and prevention of athletic injuries, while addressing anatomy, medical conditions, and evaluation techniques with emphasis on basic first aid skills.

EXS 292  Stress Management  (3 Credits)  

This course offers a comprehensive and proactive, approach to stress management and prevention., Students will investigate and critically analyze, factors that cause stress within their lives and, discuss how those stressors can be managed by the, use of various relaxation techniques and practice, strategies and techniques to initiate and maintain, lifestyle changes that will help to both manage, and prevent stress.

EXS 300  Exercise Physiology  (3 Credits)  

This course is concerned with the study of how the body responds, adjusts, and adapts physiologically to the acute stress of exercise, or physical activity, and the chronic stress of physical training so that appropriate application are considered for safe exercise programming to include injury prevention and rehabilitation.

EXS 300L  Exercise Physiology Lab  (1 Credits)  

This course is designed to familiarize students with basic laboratory procedures and tests and to provide experience in subject recruitment, data collection, and abstract presentation. This course is a co-requisite to the Exercise Physiology Lecture class.

EXS 355  Anatomical Kinesiology  (3 Credits)  

Study of anatomical terminology and gross human osteology, anthropology, mycology, neurology, and angiology.

EXS 356  Biomechanics of Human Motion  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of the functions and mechanics of human motion as applied to human movement with emphasis on qualitative movement analysis to improve performance and prevent injury.

EXS 357  Organization of Management of Exercis Science  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the basic processes of administration and management in health professions that afford a variety of broad-based managerial functions and detailed administrative actions for students.

EXS 363  Clinical Aspects of Aging  (2 Credits)  

Clinical Aspects of Aging is designed to expose students to the important aspects of the application of the principle of fitness evaluation and prescription to the older adult population with emphasis on the physiology of aging, motivational techniques, and evaluation and programming with attention to chronic conditions. The role of good health habits and physical exercise in modifying functional age and quality of life of older adults will also be presented and proactive

EXS 364  Clinical Experience Practicum  (3 Credits)  

This course is the clinical experience practicum course required for the Kinesiotherapy program. The course is taken concurrently with some of the required Kinesiotherapy internship hours. It will include discussion and lecture on topics about appropriate and inappropriate exercise interventions.

EXS 369  Research Methods and Statistical Evaluation  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the role of valid, reliable and objective testing methods in evaluation and decision making. Basic study design and statistical method prepare the student to make fundamental decisions using norm and criterion referenced criteria.

EXS 380  Stress Management  (3 Credits)  

This course offers a comprehensive and proactive, approach to stress management and prevention., Students will investigate and critically analyze, factors that cause stress within their lives and, discuss how those stressors can be managed by the, use of various relaxation techniques and practice, strategies and techniques to initiate and maintain, lifestyle changes that will help to both manage, and prevent stress.

EXS 380H  Honors Stress Management  (3 Credits)  

This course offers a comprehensive and proactive, approach to stress management and prevention., Students will investigate and critically analyze, factors that cause stress within their lives and, discuss how those stressors can be managed by the, use of various relaxation techniques and practice, strategies and techniques to initiate and maintain, lifestyle changes that will help to both manage, and prevent stress.

EXS 430  Neurological and Pathological Foundations in Exercise  (3 Credits)  

Survey of illnesses relating to neurological dysfunction, and the nature and physiological consequence of disease processes for healthy and diseased populations

EXS 447  Physiological Bases of Exercise  (3 Credits)  

This course is concerned with the study of how the, body responds, adjusts, and adapts physiologically, to the acute stress of exercise or physical, activity and the chronic stress of physical, training so that appropriate applications are, considered for safe exercise programming to, include injury prevention and rehabilitation..

EXS 447L  Physiology of Muscular Exercise  (1 Credits)  

This course is designed to familiarize students, with basic laboratory procedures and tests and to, provide experience in subject recruitment, data, collection, and abstract presentation. This course, is a co-requisite to EXS 447.

EXS 483  Clinical Kinesiology I  (3 Credits)  

Practical application of the knowledge with emphasis on physical musculoskeletal function, neurological involvement, goniometry, anthropometry, and gait analysis.

EXS 484  Clinical Kinesiology II  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the development of rehabilitation as an integral part of comprehensive medical care and its application to restore persons with physical and emotional impairments to the optimal level of functional independence. Consideration of neurological dysfunction/rehabilitation, orthopedic/rehabilitation, prosthetics, orthotics, respiratory and cardiac dysfunction.

EXS 491  Clinical Experience Practicum  (3 Credits)  

This course is the clinical experience practicum, course required for the Kinesiotherapy program., The course is taken concurrently with some of the, required Kinesiotherapy internship hours. It will, include discussion and lecture on topics about, appropriate and inappropriate exercise, interventions.

EXS 493E  Clinical Internship in Exercise Science  (6 Credits)  

Practicum experiences require 1,000 hours of, supervised field work conducted at an approved, setting which provide the opportunity to utilize, and personalize knowledge gained in the classroom, in a practical environment.

EXS 493F  Clinical Internship in Exercise Science  (6 Credits)  

Practicum experiences require 1,000 hours of, supervised field work conducted at an approved, setting which provide the opportunity to utilize, and personalize knowledge gained in the classroom, in a practical environment.

EXS 493G  Clinical Internship in Exercise Science I  (10 Credits)  

Practicum experiences require 500 hours of supervised field work conducted at an approved setting which provide the opportunity to utilize and personalize knowledge gained in the classroom in a practical environment.

EXS 493J  Clinical Internship in Exercise Science II  (10 Credits)  

Practicum experiences require 500 hours of supervised field work conducted at an approved setting which provide the opportunity to utilize and personalize knowledge gained in the classroom in a practical environment.