Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Exercise Science


EXS 110     Concepts in Health and Fitness      3

Emphasis on health-related fitness and general health issues that affect individuals and communities. Students will learn skills necessary for helath-related fitness evaluation, fitness prescription, and health promotion initiatives. Open to exercise science and athletic training majors only.


EXS 112     Introduction to Athletic Training   2

Acquaints student with the academic and clinical requirements by CAATE accreditation BOC certification as an entry-level athletic trainer and state licensure. Introduces risk management, injury prevention, medical conditions and disabilities, principles of athletic related injuries. Fall.


EXS 113     Introduction to Exercise Science    3

Examines exercise science, its associated subdisciplines, and societal influences. Reviews contributions of both historical and current leaders and future trends. Emphasizes career options, professional organizations, certifications, legal and ethical issues. Open to exercise science majors only. Fall.


EXS 207     Anatomy and Physiology in Exercise Science I    4

Prereq.:  BIO 111 or BIO 121 or BMS 102 or BMS 111 (any with C- or higher). Explores human structure and function of the musculoskeletal, integumentary, articular, nervous, and immune systems related to exercise. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Open to Exercise Science and Athletic Training majors only.


EXS 208     Anatomy and Physiology in Exercise Science II   4

Prereq.:  BIO 111 or BIO 121 or BMS 102 or BMS 111; CHEM 111, or CHEM 150, or CHEM 161 and 162 (any with C- or higher). Explores human structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems related to exercise. Three hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratory per week. Open to Exercise Science and Athletic Training majors only.


EXS 210     Personal and Community Health 2

Individual health problems of college students as well as optimum health patterns for the school, community, and home. Open to physical education majors only.


EXS 213     Anatomy and Physiology in Human Performance I   3

Prereq.:  BIO 111 or BIO 121 or BMS 111 (any with C- or higher). Systemic approach to human body. Emphasis on structure, function and histology of skeletal, integumentary, articular, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratory topics: movement analysis, growth and development, simulated dissections and applications. Open to physical education majors only.


EXS 214     Anatomy and Physiology in Human Performance II  3

Prereq.:  EXS 213, and CHEM 111 or CHEM 150, or CHEM 161 and 162 (any with a grade of C- or higher).  Systemic approach to human body. Emphasis on structure and function of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Laboratory topics:  disease, exercise considerations and applied data analysis. Open to physical education majors only.


EXS 215     Physiological Aspects of the Human Performance of the Aging 3

Prereq.:  EXS 208. Stresses physiological responses of exercise and the psychological rationale for lifelong physical activities for the aged. Fall.


EXS 216     Kinesiology 3

Prereq.:  PHYS 111; EXS 214, or EXS 207 and 208 (any with C- or higher). Analysis and application of principles of mechanics as they relate to motor skills in physical activity. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.


EXS 217     Care and Treatment of Athletic Injuries   3

Prereq.:  EXS 207 (C- or higher). Covers risk management, injury prevention, medical conditions and disabilities, acute care of injuries and illnesses. Students perform prevention/protective strapping, fitting protective equipment and devising special padding. Includes 50 hours observation for athletic training majors. Open to exercise science and athletic training majors only.


EXS 218     Scientific Basis for Athletic Training    3

Prereq.:  EXS 217. Focus on concepts, theories, and techniques necessary for orthopedic clinical examination, diagnosis of athletic injuries, orthopedic screening and posture assessment. Basic understanding of mechanism and pathology of injury will be emphasized. Spring.


EXS 275     Training for Sport Performance      3

Prereq.:  EXS 207 (C- or higher).  Develop knowledge and skills required to organize and instruct activities that enhance fitness and sport performance. Topics include, but are not limited to, strength, plyometric, speed, and agility training. Skill course. Open to exercise science and athletic training majors only.


EXS 280     Leadership in Exercise & Wellness   3

Prereq.:  EXS 110 (C- or higher). Educates students about instructing others in group fitness setting. Provides content knowledge and practical experience in teaching group fitness classes. Covers the most current methods of group fitness. Skill course. Open to exercise science majors only.


EXS 307     Human Nutrition   3

Prereq.:  CHEM 111 or CHEM 150, or CHEM 161 and 162 (any with grade of C- or higher). Principles and concepts of normal human nutrition applied to various stages in life and activities especially as they relate to health promotion and weight control. Motivational skills for fitness, adherence to healthy nutrition, and strategies for evaluating health and fitness claims will be discussed. Open to physical education, exercise science, and athletic training majors only.


EXS 311     Stress Management 3

Prereq.:  PSY 112. Examines the physical and mental phenomena that constitute stress and the effects of negative stress on the body. Presents strategies for managing and coping with stress, increasing self-control, and adaptive behavior.


EXS 315     Practicum in Athletic Training I    2

Prereq.:  EXS 217, admission to the Professional Program in Athletic Training, and current EMT-B Certification (State of CT or National Registry).  First aid, evaluation, taping, wrapping, design and application of protective equipment, preparing teams for competition. Minimum five, 3-week CCSU sport or training facility rotations required. Includes weekends, unusual hours, holidays, and off-campus observations.


EXS 316     Practicum in Athletic Training II   2

Prereq.:  EXS 218; EXS 315; admission to the Professional Program in Athletic Training, and current EMT-B Certification (State of CT or National Registry). Includes evaluating athletic injuries, establishing treatments, rehabilitation plans, maintaining medical records. Minimum five, 3-week CCS sport or training facility rotations required. includes weekends, unusual hours, holidays, and off-campus observation.


EXS 317     Therapeutics in Athletic Training   4

Prereq.:  EXS 217. Introduction to the theories and techniques of manual muscle testing, muscle length testing, goniometry, and isokinetic testing. Emphasizing planning, implementing, documenting progress of therapeutic exercise programs for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries and illnesses. Fall.


EXS 319     Practicum in Athletic Training III  2

Prereq.:  EXS 316 and EXS 317 and admission to the Professional Program in Athletic Training, and current EMT-B Certification (State of CT or National Registry). Preseason screening, physicals, medical conditions, neurological evaluations, advanced rehabilitation skills. Minimum five, 3-week CCSU sport or training facility rotations required. Includes weekends, unusual hours, holidays, and off-campus observation.


EXS 331     Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science  3

Prereq.:  STAT 104. Methods of measurement and evaluation in exercise science. Emphasis on research methodology including choosing tests, calibrating equipment, testing administration, calculating statistics and evaluating results. Spring.


EXS 332     Psychological Aspects of Sport      3

Psychological aspects of sport participation are reviewed with emphasis on coach and player issues. Topics will include burn out, stress management, arousal, and motivation. Course aims to broaden student background in these topics and the interpersonal relationships between coaches and players at the adolescent and youth sport levels. Spring.


EXS 376     Theories of Strength Training and Conditioning  2

Prereq.:  EXS 207, 208, and 275. Theoretical and practical knowledge for the development of conditioning programs. Includes training variation, program design, and organization and administration of facilities. Prepares students for the NSCA CSCS certification exam. Open to exercise science majors only or by permission of instructor. Spring.


EXS 408     Physiology of Sport and Exercise    3

Prereq.:  EXS 207, 208, 307 (all with grades of C- or higher); admission to the Professional Program in either Athletic Training or Exercise Science. Study of how the body responds to acute and chronic bouts of exercise and further application of these responses to training the athlete. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Open to exercise science and athletic training majors only.


EXS 409     Clinical Exercise Physiology  3

Prereq.:  EXS 408 (C- or higher) and acceptance into the Professional Program in Exercise Science. Designed to modify exercise programs and to provide all individuals the opportunity to participate in physical activity programs. Emphasis is on obesity, cardiac conditions, diabetes, physical disabilities, asthma and pregnant women. Fall.


EXS 410     Exercise Physiology     3

Prereq.:  EXS 214 (C- or higher) and acceptance into the Professional Program in Physical Education or acceptance to M.S., Physical Education. Physiological factors which affect human performance in physical education and athletics. Acute and chronic effects of exercise on the respiratory, circulatory and muscular systems. Required laboratory class taken in conjunction with lecture to give students the opportunity to gain knowledge of basic scientific and field tests in exercise physiology. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Open to physical education majors only. [GR]


EXS 413     Organization and Administration of Athletic Training  2

Prereq.:  CS 115 and admission to the Professional Program in Athletic Training. Theories and skills to develop, administer, and manage facilities/venues that provide health care to athletic populations. Emphasizes organizing pre-participation physicals, drug testing, medical documentation, human resources, facility design, budgeting, legal, and public relations issues. Spring.


EXS 415     Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription    3

Prereq.:  EXS 307, EXS 331, and EXS 408 and admission to the Professional Program in either Athletic Training or Exercise Science or acceptance to M.S., Physical Education.  Use of laboratory and field tests for assessing physical fitness components and of test results for developing individualized exercise prescriptions to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and flexibility. [GR]


EXS 416     Graded Exercise Testing   3

Prereq.:  EXS 408; admission to the Professional Program in Exercise Science. Safely monitoring, properly administering, and accurately interpreting the results of graded exercise tests including electrocardiography, understanding the pathophysiological responses of the body to clinical exercise testing. Spring.


EXS 421     Pharmacology in Sports Medicine     3

Prereq.:  EXS 307 and admission to the Professional Program in Athletic Training or Exercise Science. Basic principles of pharmacology, pharmokinetics, commonly prescribed therapeutic medications in the physically active population, and legal issues. Common prescription and non-prescription medications, routes of administration, indication and contraindications, precautions, and adverse reactions. Spring.


EXS 425     Implementation and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs  3

Prereq.:  EXS 307, EXS 408; admission to the Professional Program in Exercise Science or acceptance to M.S., Physical Education. Comprehensive planning framework for health promotion programs in the U.S., which includes identification of health needs of the population, determining how to change health behaviors, marketing programs, and evaluating health benefits to the individual and organizations. Fall. [GR]


EXS 440     Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training     4

Prereq.:  EXS 218 or EXS 317. Physiological effects of therapeutic modalities on orthopedic injuries. Topics include pain, pain control, modality principles, indications, and contradictions. Emphasis on safe operation and application, manual therapy, and foot biomechanics. Includes one, one-hour laboratory. Fall.


EXS 445     Internship in Athletic Training     6

Prereq.:  EXS 319 and EXS 440, and admission to the Professional Program in Athletic Training and current EMT-B Certification (State of CT or National Registry). Minimum 320 hours of off-site clinical experience directly supervised by an Athletic Clinical Instructor. May occur in a sports medicine or corporate wellness clinic, secondary school, or university setting. Includes weekends, unusual hours, holidays.


EXS 450     Practicum in Exercise Science   3

Prereq.:  EXS 415, 416; admission to the Professional Program in Exercise Science or to the M.S. in Physical Education. Provides an opportunity for students to gain 150 clock hours of field experience in an exercise setting, conducting prescribed exercise programs. Current CPR and first aid certification required. Fall, Spring, Summer. [GR]


EXS 470     Internship in Exercise and Health Promotion     6

Prereq.:  EXS 450; admission to the Professional Program in Exercise Science or to the M.S. in Physical Education. Off-campus practical experience. Includes wellness/health promotion, corporate fitness, YMCA, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and cardiac rehabilitation. Offers opportunities to apply fundamental concepts. Current CPR and first aid certification required. Fall, spring, summer. [GR]

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