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Sport, Exercise and Wellness Course Descriptions

SPX 140 Intro to Sports, Exercise & Wellnes

2 Hours

This is an introductory course for sport, exercise, and wellness majors. The course introduces students to the concepts, theories, and principles related to all aspects of sport exercise, health and wellness. This course is intended for those who desire to obtain a career pathway in strength and conditioning, personal training, and/or related fields.

SPX 211 Care & Prevention Athletic Injuries

2 Hours

This course is designed to improve the professional competency of people who work with athletic teams. Appropriate instructional methods and effective healthcare for athletes based upon sound physiological and psychological principles are the foundations of the course. Students will practice the skills of injury recognition, evaluation and taping, and will discuss the principles of therapeutic modalities.

SPX 240 Methods of Weight & Conditioning

3 Hours

This course studies the various methods and techniques used in free-weight training and conditioning. The focus of study will be targeted toward sport-specific exercises, progression of exercise, methods of determining strength, lifting and spotting techniques, and plyometric exercise. Prerequisite: BIO 220 or consent of instructor.

SPX 305 Eval & Prescip of Hlt & Fitness Prg

3 Hours

This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge in health and fitness assessment. Areas of study include population characteristics, common fitness evaluation tools, test design, criteria for termination and documentation of results. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

SPX 315 Kinesiology

3 Hours

This course examines the kinesiological, anatomical and mechanical concepts requisite to critical assessment, description and qualitative analysis of human exercises, sport and locomotive activities. Two lectures, one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO 220.

SPX 320 Exercise and Special Populations

3 Hours

This advanced course will explore and identify the characteristics and values of demographic data and discuss the rationale for providing fitness activity services. It will specifically discuss the indications, contraindications, and precautions associated with exercise evaluations and prescription in nontraditional populations: in persons with pregnancy, metabolic syndromes, geriatrics, immuno-compromised, cancer and other related conditions.

SPX 362 Psychological Dynamics Sport

3 Hours

This course investigates the psychological constructs and concepts that relate to and help explain the phenomena of sport performance. The course principally devotes attention to theories of goal setting, attribution, stress and stress management, cognitive coping strategies, psychological rehabilitation of the injured athlete and self-confidence. Recent research evidence is presented in all topical areas.

SPX 410 Physiology of Exercise

3 Hours

This course investigates the physiological adjustments of the human organism to exercise, including neuromuscular, metabolic and cardiorespiratory changes that occur with acute and chronic exercise, and the influence of such variables as nutrition, drugs, environment, gender, age, training and body weight. Prerequisite: BIO 122.

SPX 450 Internship

6 Hours

ATN 320 Human Nutrition

3 Hours

This course is a comprehensive investigation concerning the basics of nutrition, common eating disorders, methods of weight control and special needs of athletes, including an examination of the common techniques of body composition analysis.

ATN 455 Organ/Admin for Healthcare Profess

2 Hours

This course is designed to familiarize students with the various administrative and management responsibilities of athletic training. The course primarily focuses on the management dynamics of athletic training facilities, including personnel, students, facilty design, purchasing and budgeting of financial resources. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BIO 220 Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Hours

This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems at all levels of organization. Topics include cell biology, histology, developmental anatomy and pathological conditions relevant to students majoring in the health sciences. Three lectures and one laboratory. Prerequisite: concurrent or prior enrollment in CHM 113 or CHM 150 is strongly recommended.

BIO 330 Anatomy and Physiology II

4 Hours

This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems at all levels of organization. Other topics include fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and pathological conditions relevant to students majoring in the health sciences. Three lectures and one laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 150 or by permission of the instructor; BIO220 is stongly recommended.

HLT 310 Advanced Emergency Skills for Profe

2 Hours

This course is designed to teach the student advanced emergencies skills such as airway management, 1 and 2 person CPR, AED, Oxygen Administration and basic first skills. Credit is granted only upon successful completion of the course, or by verified certification from an approved agency and successful completion of a challenge test of skills evaluated by a faculty member certified by an approved agency to provide training. The course is set as a lecture/lab combination.

MTH 200 Statistical Methods I

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, including graphs, sampling distributions, measures of central tendency, probability theory, hypothesis testing through nonparametic tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypotheses testing and the use of statistical software for graphing is emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor. General Education: Critical and Collaborative Thinking – Quantitative Reasoning (beginning fall 2009) General Education: Mathematics (prior to 2009)

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