Exercise and Sport Science

Course Offerings

EXSS–101 Team Sports (1 credit)
Specific activities are emphasized in each section (outlined in the semester schedule). Course numbers may be repeated as the activity designation changes, but the same activity may not be repeated without permission of the department chair.
EXSS–102 Individual Sports (1 credit)
Specific activities are emphasized in each section (outlined in the semester schedule). Course numbers may be repeated as the activity designation changes, but the same activity may not be repeated without permission of the department chair.
EXSS–103 Conditioning Activities (1 credit)
Specific activities are emphasized in each section (outlined in the semester schedule). Course numbers may be repeated as the activity designation changes, but the same activity may not be repeated without permission of the department chair.
EXSS–104 Aquatic Activities (1 credit)
Specific activities are emphasized in each section (outlined in the semester schedule). Course numbers may be repeated as the activity designation changes, but the same activity may not be repeated without permission of the department chair.
EXSS–109 Intercollegiate Sports (1 credit)
One hour of credit is given for physical participation in one full season of each intercollegiate sport. Enrollment is limited to NCAA eligibility roster athletes only. Credit earned in any sport may not apply toward the general education requirement. Varsity athletes enrolled in Exercise and Sport Science 109 are not eligible to enroll in the corresponding courses numbered 101-104. No more than two hours may be earned in any one sport.
EXSS–112 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 credits)
First half of a two-semester course that provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body, from the cell to the entire organism. Uses a systems approach emphasizing how these systems work together to maintain homeostasis. Systems studied include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, reproductive. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.
EXSS–112L Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab
Laboratory that accompanies EXSS-112.
EXSS–113 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 credits)
Second half of a two-semester course continues study of the structure and function of the human body using a systems approach. Systems studied include: nervous, endocrine, circulatory, immune, respiratory, urinary. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 112 with a grade of C- or better.
EXSS–113L Human Anatomy/Phys II Lab
Laboratory that accompanies EXSS-113.
EXSS–150 Intro Exercise/Sport Science (2 credits)
Overview of the career opportunities available in exercise and sport science. Each student develops a personal profile which includes factors that influence an individual's career choice. Included in this profile is the development of both a personal and professional philosophy, assessment of one's lifestyle preferences, plus a professional research project in one's preferred career choice.
EXSS–182 Lifetime Individual Sports (1 credit)
An accelerated course designed to develop the neuromuscular skills necessary for successful exercise and athletic performance. Course includes units covering activities such as badminton, golf, pickleball, racquetball, and tennis.
EXSS–201 Intro to Sport Management (3 credits)
This course introduces the student to the sport management profession. Primary focus is on the sport industry, including professional sport entertainment, amateur sport entertainment, for-profit sport participation, nonprofit sport participation, sporting goods, sports tourism and sport services. This class will provide the foundation for concepts related to the management, marketing, legal and social aspects of sport management.
EXSS–211 History of Sport (3 credits)
Using interacting influences of economics, environment, nationalism, norms and values, philosophy, politics, religion, and technology, the evolution of physical activity and sport is investigated. Concentration is placed on Western Civilization and American sports. Special attention devoted to modern Olympic Games.
EXSS–218 Social Aspects of Sport (3 credits)
Explores the social roots of sport in contemporary society. Student thinks critically about sports to identify and understand social problems and issues associated with sports in society. This class examines issues of physical performance and records to see sports as social constructions that influence how people feel, think, and live. Emphasis is placed on American sport and society.
EXSS–220 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
Provides the essential details of anatomy and physiology of the body systems. Topics and systems covered include cells, tissues and organs, gross anatomy, and physiology of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, reproductive, muscular, and skeletal systems.
EXSS–221L Applied Human Anat/Phy Lab (2 credits)
Utilizes an in-depth regional approach to the study of human anatomy through the use of previously dissected human cadavers. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112, 221; or permission of instructor.
EXSS–222 Youth Fitness & Health Awareness (2 credits)
Students apply professional skills working with young people of various ages from the Evansville community. Students participate in interactive educational workshops. The workshops increase knowledge and encourage healthy lifestyle choices in the youth of Evansville.
EXSS–244 Practicum (1 credit)
A directed experience for the student who demonstrates a career interest in one of the majors offered within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Prerequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 150 or consent of instructor.
EXSS–245 Practicum (1 credit)
A directed experience for the student who demonstrates a career interest in one of the majors offered within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Prerequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 150 or consent of instructor.
EXSS–250 Officiating (1 credit)
Covers rules and procedures for officiating and provides opportunities for IHSAA certification in specific sports. Also offers practical experience in officiating.
EXSS–255 Recreational Sports Programming (2 credits)
Examines the fundamental aspects of a recreational sports program in varied settings. These settings include educational, industrial, correctional, public/private, commercial, and municipal. Upon completion of this course, students understand tournament and facility scheduling, participant development, equipment concerns, legal and financial concerns, and other aspects of recreational sports programming.
EXSS–285 Sport Communication (3 credits)
EXSS–300 Principles Theories Strength & Conditioning (3 credits)
Provides practical skills necessary to design strength and conditioning programs. Special emphasis placed on ability to evaluate exercise movements, prescribe appropriate exercise programs, administer tests, and support program prescription with a sound knowledge of anatomical and physiological adaptation to exercise. Includes laboratory experiences that teach skills such as how to organize speed, agility, and quickness drills; how to select and administer appropriate tests for athletic performance; and how to evaluate Olympic lifting technique. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112 and 113, or 220.
EXSS–310 Sport Law & Ethics (3 credits)
EXSS–320 Nutrition for Performance & Health (3 credits)
Provides an overview of the important concepts of nutrition that are required for athletic performance and general health benefits. Current topics in nutrition, team nutrition, performance, ergogenic aids, and diets reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
EXSS–350 Sport Facility and Event Mgt (3 credits)
EXSS–352 Physiology of Exercise (3 credits)
Introduces the physiological changes associated with exercise and sport training. Concentrates on cardiorespiratory, muscular, and metabolic adaptations to training, and how these changes affect human performance. This course also examines the influence of environmental factors and ergogenic aids upon exercise and athletic performance. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112, 113 or 220.
EXSS–355 Practicum Intramural-Recreational Sports (1 credit)
Because course focuses on practical application of running recreational sports programs, students are required to (1) plan, implement, and research new and existing events and sports offered within the existing UE intramural program; (2) are on-site during many of the events to gain supervisory experience in event management; and (3) receive individual instruction from the intramural director and staff. Prerequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 255.
EXSS–356 Biomechanics (3 credits)
Covers principles of anatomy, physiology, physics, and other related sciences applied to analysis of motion. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; Physics 100 or 121.
EXSS–383 Cur Dev. Lifetime Fitness Act. (3 credits)
Provides an understanding of the concepts, movements, skills, and abilities needed to teach and participate in various health-related fitness and recreational activities throughout life. Also gives student an opportunity to teach various health-related fitness and recreational activities to diverse populations. Prerequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 112 and 113, or 220.
EXSS–384 Lifeguarding (2 credits)
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary for the student to recognize and eliminate or minimize potential dangers at various types of swimming and diving facilities. Course content includes American Red Cross CPR certification for the professional rescuer. Additionally, the American Red Cross certification is available to successful candidates. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
EXSS–388 Exercise Prescription (3 credits)
Introduces and examines the anatomic and physiologic principles for prescribing exercise. Emphasis on skills required to evaluate fitness levels and develop programs for various components of fitness, including cardiorespiratory, flexibility, body composition, and strength for a variety of populations. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; Exercise and Sport Science 352; or permission of instructor.
EXSS–415 Exercise Physiology II (2 credits)
A continuation of Exercise and Sport Science 352. Focuses on cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic responses to exercise. Emphasis on proper laboratory techniques, data collection, and data interpretation. Prerequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 352.
EXSS–415L Exercise Physiology II Lab
Laboratory that accompanies EXSS-415.
EXSS–417 Advanced Exercise Science (3 credits)
Provides an in-depth study of selected topics not contained in the required course work. Topics chosen from the following areas: anatomy, biomechanics, statistical analysis, and exercise physiology. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 352; or permission of instructor.
EXSS–427 Exercise Testing & Leadership (2 credits)
The application of exercise physiology and prescription to examine the physiologic responses to exercise. Emphasis is placed on appropriate testing methodologies, formulation of exercise prescriptions, and safe exercise leadership in a diverse population of individuals. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 352, 388; current CPR; or permission of instructor.
EXSS–428 Cardiac Rehab (3 credits)
A study of pathophysiology of common heart diseases with concentration in the design implementation and administration of multidemensional therapeutic cardiac rehabilitation program.
EXSS–451 Exercise/Sport Psychology (3 credits)
Provides an overview of the rapidly developing fields of exercise and sport psychology, including psychological aspects of sport performance and psychometric characteristics of sport participants. Topics in this class include the relationship of exercise to mental health. Special emphasis on theoretical and research issues important in the field of sport psychology is given. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor; Psychology 121.
EXSS–452 Adapted Physical Ed for K-12 Grades (3 credits)
Provides instruction in appropriate teaching methods and strategies of incorporating appropriate games and activities for children with special needs. students learn to develop and implement an adapted physical education curriculum for children in elementary through high school. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.
EXSS–453 Motor Learning (2 credits)
Provides an overview of the factors that affect the acquisition and performance of motor skills. Topics include the neural basis of human movement, perception, psychomotor learning and theories of neuromuscular integration, information processing, and individual differences. Methods for structuring the learning environment for optimal learning also discussed. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 356 or permission of instructor.
EXSS–478 Clinical Laboratory Science Clinical
Credit granted upon successful completion of two semesters of clinical experience and a summer clinical. Prerequisite: Successful admission into clinical laboratory program.
EXSS–482 Curriculum Development in Individual and Team Sports (3 credits)
Provides a comprehensive understanding of the teaching of individual and team sports. Also offers students the opportunity to teach the movements and skills needed to participate in lifetime individual sports, as well as the ability to design and implement lesson plans. Focus of course on secondary physical education. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112 and 113, or 220.
EXSS–488 Internship (1-12 credits)
(2-12 credits) Provides the exercise and sport science major practical experience in a specialized career area. Fosters development of skills, competencies, and organizational and administrative techniques needed for successful entry into the work force, while working under direct supervision of selected professionals. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 150 for sport communication and sport management majors; Exercise and Sport Science 352, 388, and current CPR for all exercise science majors.
EXSS–491 Planning/Implement Coaching (2 credits)
Provides an in-depth overview of the competencies to coach in a specific sport area. Covers advanced techniques for teaching, coaching, and performing. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
EXSS–493 Current Issues Exercise & Sport Science (3 credits)
The capstone course for all majors in the department. Discussion topics include research methodology, the use of basic statistics and other selected areas of research design. Students learn to critically read and evaluate research papers. Additionally, discussion and writing focuses on the current and future status of the student's career choice in today's society. Prerequisite: Final year status for majors in the department.
EXSS–499 Special Topics Exer Sport Sciebce (1-3 credits)
(1-3 credits) Provides students the opportunity to study topics of special interest not covered in regular course offerings. Topics announced. Course may be repeated, but the topic must be different. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.