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01:377:140  Foundations of Kinesiology and Health (1.5) 
Historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of the discipline. 
Open to all except seniors. Seniors require special permission.

01:377:170  Principles of Strength and Conditioning (1.5)
Organization, implementation, and supervision of strength training programs, with an emphasis on the anatomical and kinesiological aspects of strength training.

01:377:180  Exercise and Relaxation (1.5)
Utilizes the components of fitness with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance and flexibility to achieve fitness. Modalities used for stress reduction include progressive relaxation techniques and humor.

01:377:191  Cardiovascular Conditioning (1.5)
Individualized programming of aerobic activities based on needs and interests of adult populations; designing aerobic fitness programs for specific populations.

01:377:203  Sport and the Law (1.5)
Legal issues affecting sport, recreation, and physical education. Topics include equal opportunity legislation, tort liability, product liability, participant liability, and legal rights of supervisors and participants.

01:377:204  Risk Management in Sport (1.5)
In-depth study of factors essential to the safe and effective delivery of exercise programs and sport activities and events.

01:377:205  Principles of Healthy Lifestyle (3)
Introduction to the concept of healthy lifestyle for prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, strokes and obesity. Focus on evidence-based knowledge to design and promote an integrated health approach.

01:377:207  Teaching and Coaching Individual and Team Sports (3)
Techniques of teaching, coaching, and individual acquisition of advanced sport skills.
Lecture/Lab.

01:377:213  Functional Human Anatomy (4)
Systemic and regional study of gross structure of the human body emphasizing functional interdependency among anatomical systems. Human cadaver lab. Lecture/Lab.
Prerequisites: 01:119:115, 01:119:116.

01:377:215  Techniques of Athletic Training (3)
Techniques of athletic training including evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries common in athletics.
Prerequisite: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128.

01:377:225  Contemporary Health Problems (3)
Principles in healthful living. A concept of total health, influence factors, and problems. Includes mental health, family living, consumer education, and disease prevention and control.

01:377:226  Coaching Theory and Technique (3)
Basic philosophical, psychological, and physiological aspects of coaching.

01:377:275  Basic Statistics for Exercise Science (3)
Introduction to applied descriptive and inferential statistics for exercise science.
Prerequisite: 01:640:026 or above. Credit not given for this course and 01:377:276.

01:377:276  Basic Statistics for Sport Management (3)
Introduction to applied descriptive and inferential statistics for sport management.
Prerequisite: 01:640:026 or above. Credit not given for this course and 01:377:275.

01:377:282  Topics in Kinesiology and Health (1.5) 
Current issues within the fields of Kinesiology and Health. Contact the department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of each section offered.

01:377:283  Topics in Kinesiology and Health (3) 
Current issues within the fields of Kinesiology and Health. Contact the department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of each section offered.

01:377:301  Psychology of Sport and Exercise (3)

Psychological theories and principles applied to sport. Sport influence on the quality of life at all levels of sport proficiency. Psychological techniques related to performance enhancement.
Prerequisite: 01:830:101.

01:377:303  Neuromechanical Kinesiology (3)
Neuromechanical basis of kinesiology including the integration of physical principles and neurophysiology in the study of human movement.
Prerequisite: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128. Pre- or corequisite: 01:750:193, 201, or 203.

01:377:304  Exercise and Aging (3)
Examination of the effects of exercise and chronic activity on the physiological and psychological changes that occur with aging and of the factors to consider when structuring exercise programs for the aged.

01:377:305  Sport Sociology (3)
Examination of organized sport in modern-day North America. Analysis of sport roles and sport functions. Sport viewed as a major societal institution.
Prerequisites: 01:377:275 or 01:377:276 or 01:377:413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 01:960:401 and either 01:830:101 or 01:920:101.

01:377:306  Finance in Kinesiology and Health (3)
Examination of finance issues and successful approaches to fiscal management applied to the fields of sport management and exercise science. Topics include diversification of revenues, financial accountability, purchasing, sales operations, fundraising, grants and sponsorship, and fiscal challenges that confront sport and fitness organizations.
Prerequisite: 01:640:111-112 or 01:640:115

01:377:308  Techniques of Officiating Individual and Team Sports (3)
Techniques of officiating sports with an intensive study of the rules.
Lecture.

01:377:310  Motor Learning (3)
Study of the processes that underlie learning and performance of motor skills.
Lecture/Lab. Prerequisites: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128, and 01:830:101

01:377:311  Sport Marketing (3) 
Principles of marketing applied to sport. Examines sport industry trends that heighten the need for scientific, professional approaches to sport marketing. Examines consumer behavior, marketing research, pricing, distribution, and promotion of goods and services.

01:377:312  Facilities Planning and Design (1.5) 
Basic study of facilities planning and design. Planning, financing, safety, and maintenance issues important in the development of sport, recreation, and fitness indoor and outdoor facilities. 

01:377:317  Ethics and Values in Sport (1.5) 
Examination of contemporary issues regarding the integrity of sport which present moral and ethical challenges to the sport manager.

01:377:318  Organization and Administration of College Recreational Sports (3)
Philosophical and practical approach to the development and implementation of recreational sports and activities promoted within the confines of an educational institution. 

01:377:324  Movement Experiences for Individuals with Disabilities (3) 
Survey of major mental and physical conditions that may require consideration in movement experiences.

01:377:325  Methods of Lifestyle Assessment (3) 
Introduction to lifestyle assessment methodology. Specific assessment tools for body composition, diet, physical activity, stress and readiness for behavioral change. Interpretation of assessment results in holistic, integrated manner stressing the importance of lifestyle assessing overall lifestyle components in health promotion and wellness.  Lab reinforces the practical application of assessment methodologies.
Lecture/Lab. Prerequisite: 01:377:370. 

01:377:327  Field Experience for Special Populations (1.5) 
Provides supervised exposure to professional opportunities with children/adults with disabilities or senior citizens.
Pre- or corequisite: 01:377:304 or 324.

01:377:330  Organizational Behavior in Sport Management (3) 
Organization and personnel behavior theory applied to contemporary sports organizations. Issues in industrial, professional, collegiate, and scholastic contexts examined. 
Prerequisite: 01:830:101. 

01:377:331  Gender Issues in Sport (1.5) 
Examination of impact of gender on attitudes, practices, and challenges confronting the contemporary sport manager.

01:377:332  Leadership Development in Sport (3) 
Examination of leadership theories and processes and their application for effective sport management. 
Open only to seniors. Recommended: 01:377:317.

01:377:333  Event Management and Sponsorship in Sport (1.5) 
Organizational event structure and sponsorship in the sport industry. History, needs assessment, planning process, networking, scope of services available, and associated career opportunities.

01:377:334  Physical Activity and Health (3) 
Physical, social-psychological and neurobiological responses to physical activity and the health benefits associated with physically active lifestyles; psychological theories of health-oriented exercise behavior; and interventions for increasing behavioral adherence to physical activity. Examines health consequences of physical inactivity and sedentary living. Focus on obesity, anxiety, depression, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and the psychodynamics of rehabilitative medicine. 
Prerequisite: 01:377:140.

01:377:336  Sleep, Health and Performance (3)
Functions of the brain and body underlying sleep and circadian rhythms with a focus on the relationship between sleep, health, performance, and safety. Introduction to the causes and treatments of insufficient sleep and sleep disorders. Personal and public policy towards sleep.

01:377:342  Independent Study in Sport Management (3) 
Supervised individual research or study in the field of sport. 
Open only to junior and senior majors by permission of department. 

01:377:343,344  Workshop in Exercise Science (1,1) 
Laboratory experience in analyzing and evaluating human movement. 
Open only to junior and senior majors by permission of department. 

01:377:346  Safety Education and Emergency Care (3) 
Principles and practices of safety education and accident prevention. Planning and implementing safety programs. Legal aspects of safety programs and emergency care.

01:377:350  Biomechanics (3) 
Study of human movement through the application of basic mechanical principles and cinematographic procedures; emphasis on analysis of sport skills from a quantitative perspective. 
Prerequisites: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128. Pre- or corequisite: 01:750:193, 201, or 203.

01:377:355  Professional Presentations for Sport Management (3) 
Development and presentation of public addresses emphasizing command of the English language and electronic delivery systems for both small and large group presentations.

01:377:362  Independent Study in Exercise Science (3) 
Supervised individual research or study in the field of exercise science. 
Open only to junior and senior majors by permission of department. 

01:377:370  Exercise Physiology (3) 
Selected topics dealing with the physiological responses to exercise stress and the adaptive changes that occur with training. 
Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116 and 01:160:161-162, 171.

01:377:371  Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1) 
Laboratory to accompany 01:377:370. 
Pre- or corequisite: 01:377:370. 

01:377:381  Biochemistry of Exercise (3) 
Essential concepts of biochemistry--molecular biology, basic chemistry, metabolism, and transcription regulation--as applied to the exercising human, as well as current understanding of sports nutrition. 
Pre- or corequisite: 01:146:356 and 01:377:370.

01:377:404  Research Methods for Exercise Science (1.5) 
Logic and design of experiments typical in the field of exercise science; analysis and interpretation of data; writing of formal research reports. 
Prerequisite: 01:377:275 or 413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 401. Open only to majors. 

01:377:405  Metabolism, Lifestyle and Chronic Diseases (3) 
Explores the relationship between health-related behaviors and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity through evidence-based assessment of the effects of lifestyle practices such as diet, exercise and stress on human metabolism and overall health. Focus on the etiology of major chronic diseases and on the role of early life determinants.
Prerequisites: 01:377:205, 381.

01:377:406  Administration in Sport Management (3) 
Concepts of administrative processes, systems, and styles with application to various sport environments. Includes program, facility, fiscal, and personnel management. 
Open only to senior majors. Must have 90 credits.

01:377:407  Administration of Exercise Science (1.5) 
Application of managerial processes to include management concerns in both clinical settings and fitness management. 
Open only to senior majors. Must have 90 credits. Recommended as corequisite for internship.

01:377:410  Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)
Application of physiological principles and development of practical skills for fitness evaluation and exercise prescription. 
Lecture/Lab. Prerequisites: 01:377:213, 01:377:275 or 413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 401, 01:377:370-371. 

01:377:412  Advanced Sport Marketing (3) 
Sport marketing strategy, design, and management. Concepts and methods essential to identifying and analyzing marketing threats and opportunities and developing and evaluating marketing strategies. Develops an understanding of the nature and role of marketing in the sport organization. 
Prerequisite: 01:377:311.

01:377:413  Statistics and Research Design in Exercise Science (4) 
Applied parametric and nonparametric descriptive and inferential statistics and research design for exercise science. Heavy emphasis on use of SPSS statistical software for multivariate analysis and multiple linear regression. 

01:377:415  Lifestyles of the Mediterranean – Greece (3) 
Study abroad opportunity in Greece. Students will study and experience the adoption of the Mediterranean lifestyle in everyday life, combining lectures with experiential activities to cover its fundamental principles and components. These include the adoption of the Mediterranean diet, along with a physically active lifestyle (emphasis on group outdoor activities), and other lifestyles habits that have been found beneficial for health (e.g., adequate rest, relaxation, hydration, conviviality).

01:377:454  Advanced Exercise Physiology (3) 
Contemporary research topics in exercise physiology that include acute and chronic adaptations to exercise, central and peripheral neuromotor function, neuroendocrine response to exercise, environmental physiology, biochemical monitoring of exercise, and performance enhancement/training theory. 
Prerequisites: 01:377:370. 

01:377:455  Exercise Psychology (3) 
Major psychological theories that have been employed to study human behavior in the context of physical activity. Includes theories in the areas of personality, anxiety, motivation, goal-setting, and social support among others. 

01:377:456  Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (3) 
The role of nutrition in sports performance. Macronutrient requirements for sport and the role carbohydrates, fats, and proteins play in fueling the body at rest and exercise. Topics include vitamins and minerals, and certain nutritional concerns. 

01:377:475  Nutrition and Fitness (3) 
The interactions between nutrition and exercise by integrating metabolism and physiology concepts in the context of recreational physical fitness training. Topics include fluid, macronutrient and micronutrient requirements for sport and explore specific roles that carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals play in fueling the body for exercise. Special topics include nutritional concerns of athletes and dietary supplements.
Credit not given for this course and 11:709:440.
Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116 and 11:709:255. Open only to juniors and seniors.

01:377:480  Honors Seminar in Exercise Science (3) 
Design of an original research project in exercise science complete with a literature survey, problem statement, research hypotheses, experimental design, research procedures, appropriate data analyses, and potential implications. 
Prerequisite: 01:377:275 or 01:377:413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 01:960:401. Open only to juniors in departmental honors program.

01:377:481  Honors Research in Exercise Science (3) 
Independent study for seniors who have been accepted into the departmental honors program. 
Prerequisites: 01:377:480 and permission of department. 

01:377:482  Topics in Kinesiology and Health (1.5) 
Current issues within the fields of Kinesiology and Health. Contact the department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of each section offered.

01:377:483, 484, 485  Topics in Kinesiology and Health (BA) 
Current issues within the fields of Kinesiology and Health. Contact the department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of each section offered.

01:377:490  Internship in Sport Management (6) 
Supervised individual fieldwork in sport management. 
Prerequisites: Permission of department, 90 credits, and a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major. Open only to sport management majors.

01:377:491  Independent Study (BA) 
Supervised individual research or study. 
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Open only to majors. 

01:377:493  Internship in Exercise Science (3 or 6) 
Supervised individual fieldwork in exercise science. 
Prerequisites: Permission of department, 90 credits, and a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major. Open only to majors in the exercise science option exercise science majors.

01:377:496  EKG Use and Interpretation (3) 
Evaluation of the scientific basis and utility of the EKG and exercise stress test. Information on obtaining and interpreting EKGs. 
Prerequisite: 01:146:356. Recommended: 01:377:370. 

01:377:497  Internship II (3) 
Additional supervised individual fieldwork. 
Prerequisites: 01:377:490 or 493. Permission of department and a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major. Open only to majors.

 

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