Exercise Science Degree Program 

Course Descriptions

 

BUSN 2313 SPORTS LAW  (3 hours)

This course is a study of the general principles of law as they apply to sports and the business world. This course includes the study of the laws of contracts, torts, and employment.  It highlights the legal responsibilities of recreation and sports professionals.  Prerequisite: BUSN 2213 or permission of Program Director.

BUSN 3303 SPORTS MARKETING  (3 hours)

This course is designed for students with an interest in sports and business. It highlights the intellectual, spiritual, social, and moral responsibilities of a franchise owner, manager, or player. Instructional areas will include an orientation to the sports industry, economics, event execution, career opportunities, financial risk and decision making, event marketing, advertising and promotion, and legal aspects/contracts from a Christian perspective. Prerequisite: CSCI 2723 and BUSN 2213 or permission of instructor.

HPES 1232 FIRST AID  (2 hours)

This course is a study of the anatomy and its care in times of emergency.  The student will receive basic CPR training as a part of the course. 

HPES 2033 COACHING (3 hours)

This course includes the history and development of games, conduct of coaching, training methods, strategy and rules, and systems of leading coaches.

HPES 2133 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE 
(3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the fields of health promotion and exercise science. Students will be introduced to the curriculum, employment opportunities, terminology, and professional associations.  Students will develop the skills to perform basic library and web based research.

HPES 2223 NUTRITION (3 hours)

This course is designed to teach the basic principles of optimal nutrition and their role in maintenance of health and prevention and treatment of disease. Emphasis is given to selection, quality, and interrelationships of nutrients in both the normal and therapeutic diet to meet the individual’s physiological, psychological, and sociological needs.  Cross-listed as NATS 2233. 

HPES 2912 PERSONAL HEALTH  (2 hours)

This course is a study of health information from the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions.  Emphasis is given to the health issues concerning college students. 

HPES 3223 MOTOR LEARNING (3 hours)

This course is designed to study the development of movement, competency, and implications for skill learning in young people. 

HPES 3113 ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 hours)

This course is a study of the principles of organization and administration in health and physical education programs for schools and communities.

HPES 3232 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (2 hours)

This course is designed to challenge the future teacher to adapt instruction, activities, and information according to the needs of the participant. 

HPES 3323 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT (3 hours)

This course will allow students to study growth and physical development throughout different stages of life and the acquisition of neuromuscular control of movement at different levels of development. 

HPES 3333 OFFICIATING (3 hours)

This course offers the study and interpretation of various sports and their rules. It gives the opportunity for experience and for becoming a registered official.  It provides a good background in the proper techniques of officiating and controlling a sport activity.

HPES 3502 CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES  (2 hours)

This course will include a study of injuries in the exercise and sports sciences. Methods of care and prevention with emphasis on the common injuries and taping techniques will be included.  

HPES 3513 HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS  (3 hours)

This course focuses on the process involved with designing a health promotion program. It will include models, theories, and evaluation techniques to improve overall wellness, disease prevention, and risk reduction.

HPES 3563 LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS (3 hours)

This course will show how students can interrelate their knowledge of applying lifestyle interventions to individuals, entire communities, work places, and schools.

HPES 3813 PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND FITNESS  (3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the biological, physical, and psychological sciences related to health, fitness, exercise, and sport.  Theoretical and applied concepts and principles that make up the foundation of health, testing, design, and prescription will be presented.

HPES 3853 EXERCISE TESTING AND PRESCRIPTION  (3 hours)

This course will allow students to examine the process of testing an individual’s fitness level and prescribing the correct dose of exercise accordingly.  The student will be provided with knowledge of the impact exercise has on nutrition, weight control, and the overall dose response on the human body.

HPES 3873 PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL TRAINING  (3 hours)

This course prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a nationally recognized certification in personal training.  This includes obtaining the understanding of the body’s response to acute and chronic exercise as well as competencies in technique and evaluation.

HPES 4113 STRUCTURAL KINESIOLOGY (3 hours)

This course provides an introduction to basic human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of specific structures that produce and sustain movement.  

HPES 4223 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3 hours)

This course is a general study of the bioenergetics of muscular work; neuromuscular structure, function, and control; cardio respiratory functions and control; and physical training as it relates to nutrition and exercise performance.

HPES 4833 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE LABORATORY (3 hours)

This course includes laboratory experiments that allow the student to survey the fitness level of participants by evaluating fundamental physiological mechanisms, regulating responses, and adapting to exercise.  Systems evaluated include cardio-respiratory, energy, and muscular. Prerequisite: HPES 4223. 

HPES 4853 CHRONIC DISEASE INTERVENTION (3 hours)

This course provides students with a basic understanding of chronic diseases and how they may be prevented or treated through the implementation of health promotion and exercise science.  Prerequisite: HPES 4223. 

MGMT 4303 SPORTS MANAGEMENT  (3 hours)

This course is designed to provide insight into key decisions made by managers on the business or mission side of sports with emphasis from a Christian Perspective. Text and case studies from actual situations in the field help students analyze management strategies in regard to leagues, clubs, players/athletes and agents, college sports, advertising, sponsorships and endorsements, fan loyalty and branding, new media, stadium capital projects, and financial valuation and profitability. Prerequisite: BUSN 3303, BUSN 3333, or MGMT 3303. Cross-listed as BUSN 4303. 

NATS 2544 HUMAN ANATOMY  (4 hours)

This course is designed so that the student understands the development, histology and gross morphology of the human body.  The course will use a lab/lecture format with extensive use of models, videos, and computer-assisted instruction as well as the dissection of a virtual cadaver utilizing high end educational software to achieve an understanding of human structure. The goal is to provide the student with the basic understanding of the human structure for use in further education or the student’s professional career.  Prerequisite: General Biology (NATS 1514) or permission of the instructor. 

NATS 2644 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (4 hours)

This course is a study of the function of vertebrate organ systems in homeostasis. Topics include circulation, digestion, endocrine and nervous control, metabolism, muscle action and respiration, with emphasis on humans. It has three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory period each week.  Prerequisite: General Biology (NATS 1514) or permission of the instructor. 

SOCI 2123 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3 hours)

This course includes the study of humans as they relate through the social bond, groups, communities, and cultures.  Norms and values, their application to anthropology and religion, and social deviancy are included. 

STAT 3003 STATISTICS (3 hours)

This is an introductory applied statistics course focusing on descriptive and inferential statistical methods.  Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, the normal distribution, correlation, regression, and ANOVA.  Prerequisite: MATH 1513, MATH 1523, MATH 1503 or permission of the instructor.