Below you will find a list of our current or recent offerings for Exercise & Sports Studies. See the course catalog for descriptions and updated information.

  • 46-192 Foundations of Exercise and Sports
    This course investigates the history, philosophy and principles that guide the discipline. In addition, career options and current issues in kinesiology are examined.
  • 46-282 Philosophy of Sport
    This course offers a look at the world of sport from a philosophical perspective. The sporting arena is used as a vehicle to investigate factors such as media influence, social perceptions and ethical concepts which help shape our society.
  • 46-524 Physical Education for Elementary and
    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and develop the competencies that allow people to understand, teach and apply principles of education to physical education programs for all grade levels.
  • 46-534 Sport Management: Organization and
    This course examines various administrative philosophies and techniques used in educational, athletic and recreational settings.
  • 46-544 Sport and Society
    This course will examine the nature of various sports and their role in American Society from an historical and contemporary perspective. ( ScS)
  • 46-574 Sport Law and Ethics
    This course is designed to present students with the opportunity to learn various legal concepts and how they apply to the sports industry. Actions and decisions in sport/athletics are compared to the known principles and rules of sports as set forth by their governing bodies. (ScS)
  • 48-244 Human Anatomy
    This course involves the study of the structure and function of key systems in the human body including muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, and cardiorespiratory systems. Laboratory exercises reinforce lecture material and promote the use of observation to understand the structure and function of the human body. It is designed for students pursuing a B.A. in Kinesiology or minoring in Kinesiology and is suitable for students seeking to fulfill general education requirements. Lab included. (NSL)
  • 48-254 Anatomy and Physiology I
    This is the first of a two course sequence in the study of human anatomy and physiology. This course examines the structure and function of cells, tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratory exercises reinforce lecture material and promote the use of observation, experimentation, and analytical skills to understand the structure and function of the human body. This course is required for students pursuing a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and is not intended for students solely seeking to fulfill general education requirements. Also Biology 50-254. (NSL)
  • 48-264 Anatomy and Physiology II
    This is the second of a two course sequence in the study of human anatomy and physiology. This course examines the structure and function of additional nervous system topics (e.g., autonomic nervous system, senses), the endocrine, cardiorespiratory, digestive, and reproduction systems. Laboratory exercises reinforce lecture material and promote the use of observation, experimentation, and analytical skills to understand the structure and function of the human body. This course is required for students pursuing a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and is not intended for students solely seeking to fulfill general education requirements. Also Biology 50-264. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-254 or Biology 50-254. (NSL)
  • 48-274 Fundamentals of Movement Analysis
    An introductory course to develop observational and analytical skills as they relate to human movement. Emphasis is placed on developing a systematic approach to analysis. Students will use these skills (with emphasis placed on video analysis) to evaluate fundamental movement patterns including gait, jumping, throwing, catching and striking.
  • 48-314 Research Methods in Kinesiology
    This course covers the basic concepts of research methods used in the discipline of kinesiology. It is designed to help students think critically, to give students hands-on experiences with research design, data analysis and interpretation, and to report results to a professional audience. Prerequisite: Mathematics 52-114 or consent of instructor. (NS) (WA)
  • 48-424 Motor Learning and Motor Control
    This course is a study of the factors affecting the learning and control of motor skills. Emphasis is given to information processing, motor programming and motor skill analysis. Study is centered upon understanding and application of conceptual frameworks that include open and closed looped models. Lab required. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-314. (NS)
  • 48-544 Seminar in Kinesiology
    This course is designed to investigate special topics or problems of interest in kinesiology. Areas of study will be selected by both instructor and students with students taking an active role as both learners and teachers. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-314, and at least one of the following: Kinesiology 48-424, 48-704, or 48-714, or permission of instructor.
  • 48-704 Physiology of Exercise
    This course is the study of physiological responses and adaptations made in response to the challenge of exercise with an emphasis on cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems. Lab required. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-244 or 48-254, and 48-314, or permission of instructor. (NSL)
  • 48-714 Biomechanics
    This course is the study of basic anatomical and mechanical principles applied to human movement. Emphasis is placed on kinematic and kinetic concepts and the use of computerized movement analysis. Lab required. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-244 or 48-254, and 48-314, or permission of instructor. (NSL)
  • 48-744 Nutrition for Human Performance and
    This course examines the role of nutrition in maximizing human physical performance and promoting health. Students learn the basic nutritional concepts necessary for optimizing physical performance and adaptations to training in competitive athletes, and for enhancing health in the physically active. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-704 or permission of instructor. (NS)
  • 48-754 Tissue Mechanics
    This is an advanced course that explores the anatomical structure and physiological and mechanical function of tissues within the body including bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscle. Special attention is given to mechanical testing of these materials with application of this information to the study of injury mechanisms and diseases of these tissues. Also Biology 50-454. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-244 and 48-254, and either Physics 53-154 or Kinesiology 48-714, or permission of instructor. (NS)
  • 48-764 Exercise Prescription
    This course is the study of current practices related to fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Emphasis is placed on the collection of data from fitness testing and the design of personalized exercise programs. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-404 and 48-704.
  • 48-844 Research in Kinesiology
    A laboratory or field-based research experience in the field of kinesiology. In this course, students work directly with a faculty member to perform a literature review related to a research question, design and use a methodology to collect and analyze experimental data for their research projects. Each student will formally present results of the study in oral and written form. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-314, 48-424, 48-704, and 48-714. (WA)
  • 47-001 Selected Topics in Fitness
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. This course may be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor is required. Special topics FRA courses may be offered under this number. Lab fee may be required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-002 Adapted Recreational/Fitness Activities
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. This course may be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor is required. Special topics FRA courses may be offered under this number. Lab fee may be required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-021 Tennis
    Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and recreational skills for all levels of skills for tennis players. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-031 Bowling
    Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and recreational skills for all levels of skills for bowlers. Lab fee required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-051 Golf
    Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and skill development for all levels of skill. Lab fee required. Must be taken Pass/D/F
  • 47-091 Fencing
    Development of knowledge, skills, strategies and equipment used in the ancient art of sword play. Emphasis will be placed on foil fencing. Lab fee required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-101 Swimming (levels Iiv)
    Development of basic skills and various strokes. Course progresses from water exploration to stroke development. Strokes developed (in whole or parts) are elementary back, crawl (back/front), breast and side. American Red Cross Certification is possible upon successful completion of the course. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-121 Racquetball/Pickleball
    RACQUETBALL./PICKLEBALL: Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and recreational skills for all levels of racquetball/pickleball players. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-131 Mixed Martial Arts
    Basic mixed martial arts movements and skills. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-141 Martial Arts
    Beginning Tae Kwon Do/Karate or Beginning Hapkido/Judo and/or advanced levels of either are offered on a rotating basis. Each is studied with regard to the history, customs, skills/techniques and unique features of the specific martial art. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-151 Total Fitness
    Course designed to give the participant the basics for developing and maintaining a full workout regime. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-161 Weight Training
    Teaches safe and effective techniques for weight training at all levels. Provides a background of information concerning techniques for muscle and strength development utilizing conventional free weight exercise coupled with exercise machines. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-171 Zumba
    Course includes basic instruction of a Zumba workout. Participant will be required to participate in a cardio intensive workout. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-181 Leisure Sports & Rec
    Course will expose participants to a wide variety of activities that will encourage life-long participation and wellness. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-211 Adapted Recreation/Fitness Activities I
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. Consent of instructor is required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-221 Adapted Recreation/Fitness Activities II
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. Consent of instructor is required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-231 Cardio Core
    Course designed to give the participant the basics for developing and maintaining an intensive cardio and core workout. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-241 Recess Sports
    Course designed to allow participants to be involved in activities that harken back to school recess or gym classes. Must be taken Pass/D/F.