EXERCISE SCIENCE  CORE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

BIO 103 Anatomy and Physiology                                                                         3 credits

Prerequisites: Proficiency in basic algebra

Systematic approach to structure and function of the human body; general terminology and organization; cells and tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratory includes use of microscope urinary, and the study of the human anatomy via software and preserved specimens. Does not fulfill requirements for Biology A.S. degree.

                                                                                                                             3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours

 

BIO 104 Anatomy and Physiology II                                                                     3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO 102

Continuation of BIO103 covering digestive, circulatory, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and endocrine systems. Lab includes cat dissection, human anatomy study via computer software, and quantitative studies of physiological processes. Does not fulfill requirements for Biology A.S. degree.

                                                                                                                              3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours

 

 

HPE 110 Concepts of Health and Fitness                                                              2 credits

Prerequisites: None

Through a series of lectures and laboratories, various aspects of physical fitness will be explored. In addition to mastering selected concepts of concerning health and physical fitness, each student will develop through self-testing laboratories their own physical fitness profile. Each student will assess his/her fitness level and design a program of exercise to achieve and/or maintain fitness for living.

                                                                                                                               1 lecture hour and 2 lab hours

 

 

HPE 134 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries                                                3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO 103; ENG101

Addresses the art and science of athletic training with emphasis on relating theory and practice. Topics include terminology; injury prevention; and the causes, symptoms, and care of common sports injuries.

                                                                                                                                1 lecture hour

 

 

HPE 151 Introduction to Exercise Science                                                             1 credits

Prerequisites: None

A series of lectures, guest presentations, and a student-initiated field interviews introduces the student to the history and future of exercise science; the wide range of related careers; current issues in health, wellness and fitness; and various professional and certifying organizations.

                                                                                                                                1 lecture hour

 

 

HPE 241 Applied Exercise Physiology                                                                    3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO 103, ENG 101

Addresses anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological effects of physical activity on the human body. Students learn methods of assessment, design and implementation of exercise programs for individuals and groups. Lab activities include practical applications of theoretical concepts.

                                                                                                                                 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours

 

 

HPE 242 Exercise Measurements and Prescription                                               3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO 103, BIO 104, ENG 101

Emphasizes the development of the protocol, knowledge and skills necessary for appropriate fitness assessments and exercise prescriptions that address the physical fitness needs of generally healthy populations, those with medical protocol considerations; and athletic populations.

                                                                                                                                 2 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours

 

 

HPE 243 Exercise Science Field Experience                                                           3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO 103, BIO 104, ENG 101, HPE 241

Provides essential experiences and networking opportunities in an exercise science setting suitable to student interests. Emphasizes career planning and the application of anatomy and physiology, basic nutrition, exercise measurements and prescription, exercise physiology, program management and promotion, and safety. Upon approval of the supervised setting, each student functions and contributes as a staff member for 225 hours (15 hours per week for 15 weeks).

 

 

 

PTA 105 Kinesiology                                                                                                 3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO 103 and 104

This course is open to all students interested in physical therapy and exercise science in a career of study in human movements. It is a required course for Physical Therapy Assistant major and Exercise Science major. The concepts of locomotion, forces, levers, and biomechanics are introduced. Topics include origins, insertions, innervations, and actions of prime movers of the musculoskeletal system.

                                                                                                                                   3 hour lectures