Exercise Movement Science (EXM)

EXM-2208  Kinesiology  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher,Complete ED-2020 with a ""B"" grade or higher  

An introduction to the study of human movement. Sub-disciplines of kinesiology will be introduced and will include but not be limited to, exercise physiology, sports psychology and biomechanics.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-3200  Biomechanics  (2 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher,Complete ED-2020 with a ""B"" grade or higher  

An introduction to kinetic and kinematic principles applied to sports and human movement. Topics include the study of the structure and functions of the body using the principles of physics and engineering. Lab fee.

Typically offered: Spring Only  
EXM-3304  Organization and Administration of Physical Education  (2 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher,Complete ED-2020 with a ""B"" grade or higher,Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.  

Emphasis on organization and administrative policies and procedures; purchase and care of equipment and supplies; public and professional relations; structural and functional aspects of a school program in physical education, athletics, and intramurals.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-3305  Physiology of Exercise  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher,Complete ED-2020 with a ""B"" grade or higher  

This course provides students with an overview of how physical training affects the human body. Topics include weight training, principles of training, as well as aerobic and anaerobic changes that occur from a training stimulus.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-3308  Motor Learning  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher,Complete ED-2020 with a ""B"" grade or higher  

introduction to teaching and learning sport skills from a motor learning perspective. Open and closed loop information processing systems are used to describe and explain sports skill, reaction time, and motor skills. Theory and concepts learned will be applied to the everyday practical aspects of teaching and coaching sport.

Typically offered: Spring Only  
EXM-3322  Introduction to Legal Issues  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher,Complete ED-2020 with a ""B"" grade or higher  

Relates basic legal concepts to sport and physical education environments. Includes torts, contract law, constitutional law, negligence, and Title IX issues.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6010  Exercise and Sports Science  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher  

In this course, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to find and evaluate scholarly and academic research resources generally employed by exercise and health scientists. Through an emphasis on general statistics, interpretation and analysis of data, research ethics, scientific writing, and database use, students develop proficiency in the essential steps of the scientific method of inquiry. By engaging with course discussions, writing assignments, and an independent research project, students synthesize theories and data in order to apply integrated knowledge to practice across exercise and sport science settings. In establishing a community of inquiry, sustained and active participation with other course participants are requisites to fulfill participation requirements.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6020  Exercise and Sports Nutrition  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Complete ED-1201 with a B"" grade or higher  

In this course, students will explore how nutrition supports physical performance and the relationships between nutrition, energy metabolism, and exercise and sport performance. The course features in-depth analysis of dietary and nutritional supplementation. Emphasis is placed on applying evidence-based strategies in examining case studies, including topics of student interest.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6030  Leadership: Theory and Practice  (3 Credits)  

This course explores the interfaces between human resource management, operations, marketing, and entrepreneurship within the context of entrepreneurial, for-profit and nonprofit fitness and health promotion ventures. Students will develop a business plan for potential funding.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6120  Principles of Strength and Conditioning  (3 Credits)  

Explore the foundations of strength and conditioning as established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Design and critique strength and conditioning programs based on NSCA guidelines. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6130  Analytics in High Performance  (3 Credits)  

This course develops skills for the selection, development, and implementation of various types of instruments and techniques for measuring and evaluating health and human performance interventions. Evaluation of these interventions includes general health behaviors, health related fitness, nutritional and dietary intake, body composition, and other areas related to an individual's quality of life.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6140  Applied Foundation in High Performance  (3 Credits)  

During this course students will examine a systematic approach to integrated performance training using the National Academy of Sports Medicine's Optimum Performance Training model. This course is designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6150  Psychological Aspects: Sport & Exercise  (3 Credits)  

During this course students will examine a systematic approach to integrated performance training using the National Academy of Sports Medicine's Optimum Performance Training model. This course is designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6210  Sports Injury Prevention  (3 Credits)  

This course will explore program design principles for corrective exercise training, with an emphasis on the National Academy of Sports Medicine's Corrective Exercise Continuum, but additional program/assessment strategies will be discussed.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6220  Program Design: Strength & Conditioning  (3 Credits)  

Explore the foundations of strength and conditioning as established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Design and critique strength and conditioning programs based on NSCA guidelines. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. Explore the principles of resistance training and periodization. Develop periodized programs based on foundational and current literature. Critique and justify programming selections.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6230  Functional Movement Assessment  (3 Credits)  

Application of mechanical principles to development of human movement, with emphasis on kinematics and kinetics.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6250  Spec Topics: Adv Strength & Conditioning  (3 Credits)  

Examines fundamental concepts in bioenergetics, biomechanics, cardiopulmonary responses, and skeletal muscle function & adaptation. Includes evidence-based program design and practical skills necessary for success in fire and rescue, law enforcement, and military careers. Content will help prepare students to sit for the NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator certification.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6330  Applied Motor Learning  (3 Credits)  

An evaluation of the physical, physiological, and psychological factors that affect motor skill acquisition, performance, retention, and transfer. With a focus on voluntary movement, topics include nervous system control of movement, sensory and perceptual contributions to motor learning, information processing, optimal conditions for learning motor skills, preferred modes of feedback delivery during learning, and individual variability in motor skill acquisition. Students will apply the principles of motor learning to coaching, fitness, and rehabilitation settings. Additionally, they will analyze motor learning settings and determine adjustments to be made in those settings to foster motor skill acquisition for a variety of populations.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6340  Current Topics in Sports Psychology  (3 Credits)  

This course covers current topics in sport psychology. Emphasizes theory and research on personality, motivation, arousal, cognition, attributions, attitudes, self-efficacy, leadership effectiveness, and group dynamics.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6350  Sport in Society  (3 Credits)  

Are sports an avenue for personal empowerment or a path to exploitation? What do sports mean in American society? Study the ways in which sports are embedded in social systems such as the economy, government, and education. Themes include race, class and gender issues, crime and violence in sport, and the economic impact of sport.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6990  Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science  (3 Credits)  

Development and implementation of a strength and conditioning program through a case study with a member of the community. Justify your programming selections and assess program success

Typically offered: Fall Only  
EXM-6998  Master's Capstone: Human Movement  (6 Credits)  

In-depth study of selected advanced topics in human movement science.

Typically offered: Fall Only