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 Studies
    This course investigates the history, philosophy and principles that guide the discipline. In addition, career options and current issues in kinesiology are examined.
  • 46-272 Philosophy of Coaching
    This course focuses on developing general and sport-specific coaching philosophies. Topics include coaching roles, team management, relationships with constituency groups, various philosophies and theories as well as the importance of coaching tenets.
  • 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.
  • 46-292 Philosophy of Leadership in Sport
    This course focuses on applied leadership in the context of organized sport. Course material is designed to examine leadership issues that are specific to athlete, team, and staff development and management, as well as classic leadership theories. The course is geared toward helping students analyze real-world examples of sport leadership and to critically develop their own leadership style.
  • 46-312 Methods of Coaching Football
    This course presents the skills and techniques of coaching football. Included topics are offensive, defensive and special teams schematics, game and practice management, examination of the fundamental skills required of each position, player safety and the history of football.
  • 46-322 Methods of Coaching
    This course presents the theories and techniques of coaching selected individual and team sports in educational and recreational settings.
  • 46-332 Introduction to Sport Management
    This course introduces administrative philosophies and techniques and sport management topics in educational, athletic and recreational settings.
  • 46-342 Sport and Society
    This course will examine the nature of various sports and their role in American Society from an historical and contemporary perspective.
  • 46-402 Modern Sports Media
    This course explores the relationships the media has with athletes, public relations, advertising, marketing, promotion, and sports information disciplines and audiences in a multiplatform media environment. Through class activities and practical experiences, students will analyze media in relationship to the sports industry.
  • 46-472 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.
  • 48-121 Investigations Human Anat & Phys I
    This laboratory course will provide an opportunity for students to develop an applied understand of human anatomy and physiology with a focus on the musculoskeletal system as it relates to kinesiology, health, and wellness. To be taken concurrently with 48-123. Contributes to Health Studies. (Fall and Spring) (NS)
  • 48-123 Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology
    This course will provide an overview of human anatomy and physiology with a particular focus on organ systems related to kinesiology, health, and wellness. Topics include structure, function, and the interrelationships of organ systems. To be taken concurrently with 48-121. Contributes to Health Studies. (Fall and Spring) (NS)
  • 48-134 Health and Fitness Concepts
    Students are presented current scientific information concerning the roles of physical activity, nutrition and life choices in healthy living. Emphasis is placed on incorporating this information into a lifestyle that will produce lifelong optimal health. In addition, issues related to the impact of health-related diseases on society are discussed. Contributes to Health Studies. (Fall and Spring) (NS)
  • 48-214 Research Methods in Kinesiolog
    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 permission of instructor. (Fall and Spring) (NS) (WA)
  • 48-244 Stress Management
    This course is designed to provide methods and content whereby students may discover their stressors and assemble appropriate tools to help them avoid, alleviate, or rebound from stress more effectively. This class will expose the students to a holistic approach to stress management with an emphasis on the relationship between lifestyle habits and health. Students will learn both cognitive skills and relaxation techniques with the intention of preventing and/or alleviating the physical symptoms of stress. This interactive course will consist of both lecture and lab. Contributes to Health Studies.
  • 48-251 Integrative Approach Human A & P I
    This laboratory course will provide students with an opportunity to design, execute, and analyze experiments which examine the structure and function of the human body. Experiments and activities include application and critical evaluation of human anatomy and physiology in health and disease corresponding with the topics in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Also Biology 50-251. Contributes to Health Studies. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-123/121 and Biology 50-123/121. To be taken concurrently with 48-253. (Fall) (NS)
  • 48-253 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    This is the first of a two-course sequence in the study of human anatomy and physiology. This course is a detailed, systematic study of the structure and function of the human body with an additional focus on integrative physiology. This first course specifically examines cells, tissue histology, and the detailed anatomy and physiology of the nervous, endocrine, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and lymphatic systems. Integrative topics include homeostasis, control systems, reflexes, body movement control, and blood pressure. Also Biology 50-253. Contributes to Health Studies. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-123/121 and Biology 50-123/121. To be taken concurrently with 48-251. (Fall) (NS)
  • 48-261 Integrative Approach Human A & P II
    This laboratory course will provide students with an opportunity to design, execute, and analyze experiments which examine the structure and function of the human body. Experiments and activities include application and critical evaluation of human anatomy and physiology in health and disease corresponding with the topics in Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Also Biology 50-261. Contributes to Health Studies. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-253/251 or Biology 50-253/251. To be taken concurrently with 48-263. (Spring) (NS)
  • 48-263 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    This is the second of a two-course sequence in the study of human anatomy and physiology. This course is a continuation of the systematic study of the structure and function of the human body with an additional focus on integrative physiology. This second course builds upon content from Human Anatomy and Physiology I, adding to cell and tissue histology knowledge, and specifically examines the detailed anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, urinary, digestive, immune, and reproductive systems. Additional integrative topics include gas exchange and transport, fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, exercise, and endocrine control of growth and metabolism. Also Biology 50-263. Contributes to Health Studies. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-253/251 or Biology 50-253/251. To be taken concurrently with 48-261. (Spring) (NS)
  • 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.
  • 48-284 Education Outreach Physical Act & Health
    The purpose of this course is to build and expand on students' existing health and physical activity knowledge and enhance their abilities to communicate that knowledge with the general public. The course will focus on engaging the local community with evidence based educational outreach activities to promote health and well-being.
  • 48-304 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
  • 48-324 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 48-123/121 and Kinesiology 48-214, or permission of instructor. (Spring) (NS)
  • 48-334 Physiology of Exercise
    This course is the study of physiological responses and adaptations to the challenge of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Emphasis will be placed on cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular, and endocrine systems and metabolism. Lab required. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-123/121, and Kinesiology 48-214, or permission of instructor. (Fall) (NS)
  • 48-344 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 48-123/121 and Kinesiology 48-214, or permission of instructor. (Spring) (NS)
  • 48-364 Comparative Physiology of Exercise
    This course uses a comparative and integrative approach to athletic performance and environmental adaptations to highlight the anatomical and physiological similarities and differences between humans and other animal species. Contributes to Animal Studies. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-334 or Biology 50-424, or permission of instructor.
  • 48-394 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 48-214, and at least one of the following: Kinesiology 48-324, 48-334, or 48-344, or permission of instructor.
  • 48-424 Health Promotion and Programming
    Introduction to concepts of program planning for health education in the community. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills needed to develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs with a special emphasis on behavior change initiatives. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-134 and 48-214.
  • 48-431 Research in Kinesiology I
    This is the first of two courses in the research capstone sequence. The capstone experience is a laboratory or field-based research experience designed to provide hands-on experience directed toward answering questions related to kinesiology. In this writing-intensive course, students work directly with a faculty member to develop a research proposal and complete an IRB proposal if necessary. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-214, 48-324, and either 48-334 or 48-344. (Spring) (WA)
  • 48-433 Research in Kinesiology II
    This is the second of two courses in the research capstone sequence. The capstone experience is a laboratory or field-based research project designed to provide hands-on experience directed toward answering questions related to kinesiology. In this course, students will collect and analyze experimental data for their capstone projects as proposed in 48-431. Each student will formally present results of the study in oral and written form. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-431. (Fall) (WA)
  • 48-444 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 48-214 and 48-334. (Spring) (NS)
  • 48-454 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. Contributes to Health Studies. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-123/121, and either Kinesiology 48-344 or Physics 53-154, or permission of instructor. (NS)
  • 48-464 Nutritional Physiology
    This course examines the biochemical, physiological, and cellular functions of energy macronutrients and micronutrients. Integrative topics include metabolism and energy balance, life cycle nutrition, athletic performance, and the function of nutrients as they relate to human health and disease. This course includes practical applications of this knowledge through review of scientific literature and critical thinking exercises. Contributes to Health Studies. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-334, or permission of instructor. (NS)
  • 48-474 Muscle Physiology
    This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge of the field of muscle physiology. The course focuses on the functional properties of skeletal muscle as it impacts health and performance in normal and pathological situations with specific emphasis on cellular and molecular regulators of skeletal muscle adaptations. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-253/251, Biology 50-253/251, or Biology 50-424. (NS)
  • 48-824 Senior Capstone in Kinesiology
    This course is intended for students pursuing the BA degree. Students will complete laboratory-based activities representing the three major areas of kinesiology (Motor Learning & Control, Biomechanics, and Physiology of Exercise). These activities will be accompanied by in-depth analysis and critical review of current research topics. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-314, 48-424, 48-704, and 48-714. (WA) (Fall)
  • 47-011 Barre Above Fitness
    Course combines the disciplines of ballet, Pilates, and yoga for a total body workout. 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 Swim for Fitness
    Course is designed to enjoy the benefits of swimming as a means of obtaining aerobic fitness. Must be able to pass a basic swimming test to enroll. 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.