EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE COURSES

Activity Courses - Several of the physical activity courses have an equipment fee and/or
facility rental. Those courses are listed below.

EXSS 1101. Bowling - A course designed to provide students an opportunity to develop good skills in bowling as a lifetime recreational or leisure activity. All fundamentals including knowledge of the rules will be covered. Fee: $85.

EXSS 1103. Recreational Shooting - A course designed to teach individuals the correct handling of firearms and weapons. Bows and arrows, shotguns, rifles and pistols will be used to prepare the individual with a lifetime recreational and leisure pursuit. Student will be offered the opportunity to get Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Certification. Fee: $45

EXSS 1104. Golf - A course designed to introduce the student to a lifetime fitness and leisure activity. The student will learn the fundamentals of golf, including the values and benefits of participation, proper selection of golf equipment, and the rules and etiquette of the game. Fee: $50.

EXSS 1105. Swimming - This course is designed for the non-swimmer or novice. Instruction is provided in the front crawl, elementary backstroke, jumping, diving, deep water skills and basic water safety. It will provide the student an opportunity to improve cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength while developing a lifetime fitness and recreational activity. Fee: $50.

EXSS 1106. Men’s Golf - A course designed for varsity athletic participation in intercollegiate athletic programs. Varsity athletic credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1107. Women’s Volleyball - A course designed for varsity athletic participation in intercollegiate athletic programs. Varsity athletic credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1109. Step Aerobics - To attain basic understanding of step aerobics. Step aerobics is a form of aerobic activity which is performed on a platform. Step aerobics provides low-impact activity that is both challenging and interesting. This workout is a series of moves, whet he beginner or advanced. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1111. Women’s Basketball-A course designed for varsity athletic participation in intercollegiate athletic programs. Varsity athletic credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1112. Concepts of Fitness - A required course for all students, that introduces the student to the latest research methods and physiological wellness components. It focuses on how lifestyle can be altered to achieve a high degree of physical fitness and wellness. It includes lectures, discussions and laboratory experiences which lead to knowledge of lifelong fitness, exercise, testing and nutrition. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1113. Karate - A course designed to develop skill in a lifetime activity that can lead to
positive use of leisure time. The course includes Taekwondo karate, katas and fighting forms. Students will learn to defend themselves with disciplined movements through traditional and Americanized styles. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1114. Weight Training - An introductory class in weight training providing the theory
and application of a variety of weight exercises and programs that enhance wellness and fitness. It provides the student with a lifetime fitness and wellness activity. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1115. Men’s Baseball - A course designed for varsity athletic participation in intercollegiate athletic programs. Varsity athletic credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1116. Men’s Basketball - A course designed for varsity athletic participation in intercollegiate athletic programs. Varsity athletic credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1117. Aerobic Activities - A course designed to develop overall physical fitness. It
includes the improvement of cardiorespiratory fitness, endurance, flexibility, strength and lean body mass. Rhythmic movements performed to music and numerous other combinations of dance, sport and exercise movements develop these areas and improve coordination and balance. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1118. Track and Field - A course designed for varsity athletic participation in intercollegiate athletic programs. Varsity athletic credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1119. Walking and Jogging
- A course designed to allow students to appreciate and benefit from the aerobic nature of walking and jogging. Class will promote cardiovascular and respiratory endurance conducive to reducing the risk of chronic and degenerative diseases associated with the heart, lungs, and vascular system.

EXSS 1121. Fly Fishing-A course designed to introduce the student to the lifetime leisure
activity of fly fishing. The history of flying fishing will be covered, along with the methods
used in fishing for trout, and other species of fish. Selection of tackle, artificial flies and fishing knots will be covered. Students will take two weekend trips in Texas and New Mexico to practice theories of fly fishing. Fee: $350.

EXSS 1122. Pirates - A course designed to improve total body conditioning that effectively improves posture, lung capacity, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles. This series of moves keep the body balanced, which is essential to providing support for the spine. Fee: $35.

*EXSS 1123. Cycling - proper techniques of road cycling to maintain or improve cardiovascular health and experience a lifelong physical activity; topics in bicycle maintenance, training strategies, and road safety.

EXSS 1124. Snow Skiing - A course designed to introduce students to the recreational activity of skiing. Students will learn how to execute beginning and intermediate skiing techniques. The selection and care of ski equipment will be covered. This course will be held in a ski resort with one week of ski instruction. Fee: $550.

EXSS 1126. Cheerleading - A course designed for selected varsity athletic cheerleaders. This credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1127. Volleyball/Basketball - A course designed to introduce the student to the sports of volleyball and basketball. Basic skills, offensive and defensive strategies and rules and regulations will be covered.

EXSS 1128. Racket Sports - A course designed to introduce the student to fundamentals of Racquetball, Tennis and badminton. Basic skills, offensive and defensive strategies and rules and regulations will be covered. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1129. Women’s Soccer-A course designed for varsity athletic participation in intercollegiate athletic programs. Varsity athletic credit may be used only once as an elective credit.

EXSS 1130. Core Activity - Zumba - A course designed as a rewarding beneficial dynamic
workout -it is a fun and effective cardio workout inspired by Latin American music. It combines fast and slow Latin American moves that improve cardiovascular fitness, total body toning with interval training. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1131. Fitness Yoga - A course designed to introduce students to the benefits of Fitness Yoga. This class will increase strength, flexibility, reduce stress, improve focus of the mind and create an overall sense of relaxation and well-being. Students will learn yoga concepts, including postures, inversions and breath control. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1132. Self Defense - A course designed to help the student develop the skill, both physical and mental, that will allow the student to effectively defend themselves in difficult situations. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1133. Water Aerobics - This course provides aerobic fitness activity in a heated swimming pool. This activity promotes cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and loss of body fat through movement activities in the water. It is a “non-impacted” form of exercise, which is excellent for those who want to cross train or for those who suffer from arthritis or other joint discomfort. Fee: $50.

EXSS 1134. Adaptive Physical Conditioning - Adaptive physical conditioning is concerned
with the capacities and limitations of those with special needs, disabilities, or those who have suffered impairments. This course emphasizes the development of cardiovascular muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and control of body fat. Activities include use of aerobic machines, and stretching exercises. Appropriate individualized exercise prescriptions may help students correct physical conditions that can be improved upon through regular exercise, and assist each student to achieve the highest level of fitness within his or her capabilities. Students will learn how to develop a personal exercise program based on intensity, duration, and frequency of exercise, suited to his or her abilities and interests. Fee: $35.

EXSS 1135. Camping and Backpacking - This course offers instruction and participation in basic camping and backpacking. Safety and proper equipment selection and use will be stressed. Fee: $100.

*EXSS 1141. Angling - proper techniques of various forms of angling to maintain or improve health and experience a lifelong physical activity; topics in equipment maintenance, fishing strategies, ecology, and safety. Fee: $25.00

*EXSS 1142. Elementary Tai Chi - knowledge of and participation in Tai Chi exercise, a
Chinese martial art transformed into health-enhancing exercise; includes 24 form (Yang-style) Tai Chi, warm-up exercises, basic requirements of mind and body, and breathing skills important to Tai-chi practice

*EXSS 1143. Elementary Tumbling - Knowledge of and participation in tumbling skills
and conditioning involved in this sport; includes rolls, handstands, cartwheels, roundoffs, and front- and back-handsprings.

*EXSS 1144. Activities to Enhance Learning - specific physical activities based upon
brain research that support link of movement and physical activity to increased academic
performance and achievement; topics in sensory components of balance, coordination, spatial awareness and directionality, and visual literacy activities as combined with games and developmental skills to enhance children’s learning; designed for preservice elementary teachers.

EXSS 1161, 1162, 2161, 2162, 3161, 3162, 4161, 4162. Apprentice Athletic Trainer
Laboratory - These courses are designed to provide athletic training lab experiences each fall and spring over a minimum six long semesters. 200 clock hours of laboratory experience is required for completion of each course. Hours will be utilized in the training room, on the field, in the gymnasium and on the track as experiences in the care, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries to student athletes. Student will be requested to be available for and participate in special pre fall and late spring preparations for athletes. These courses are specified for students pursuing licensure in athletic training. $25 fee for each course.

EXSS 1301. Foundations of Physical Education and Sport - Introduces students to the history, philosophy, modern trends, and professional opportunities in physical education and sport.

EXSS 2201. Coaching of Baseball & Softball - Designed to acquaint students with the rules, techniques, and strategies of baseball and softball.

EXSS 2202. Coaching of Basketball - Designed to acquaint students with the rules, techniques, and strategies of basketball.

EXSS 2203. Coaching of Volleyball - Designed to acquaint students with the rules, techniques, and strategies of volleyball.

EXSS 2204. Coaching of Football - Designed to acquaint students with the rules, techniques, and strategies of football.

EXSS 2205. Coaching of Track & Field - Designed to acquaint students with the rules, techniques, and strategies of track and field.

EXSS 2304. Safety and First Aid - Includes lectures, discussions, and laboratory experience which lead to American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification. $45 fee.

EXSS 2305. Introduction to Personal and Community Health - Designed to acquaint students with the basic concepts and methods related to a wide variety of health related issues. Emphasis is placed on maintaining personal health and recognition of the community's needs and concerns for health. This course is specified for students pursuing state licensure in athletic training.

EXSS 2306. Foundations of Health and Wellness - This course is an overview of personal
health and wellness issues, including exercise, diet, social and family aspects, religious activities, medical considerations, and psychological factors as they relate to the non-traditional student. Emphasis will be placed on lifestyle behavioral changes that promote long-term wellbeing. The course includes inventories of lifestyles, planning for positive change, and the use of lifetime physical activities in the overall wellness scheme.

EXSS 3304. Adaptive Physical Education - Introduces students to the challenges of adapting physical education activities to meet the needs of exceptional children. Prerequisite: EXSS 1301.

EXSS 3306. Introduction to Motor Learning - Designed to give the physical education
major a knowledge base in the study of changes in motor learning and motor performance across the life span. Prerequisite: EXSS 1301.

EXSS 3308. Foundations of Athletic Training - Introduces students to the techniques of athletic training including prevention, care, and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries.
Prerequisite: EXSS 2304 or consent of instructor. $30 fee.

EXSS 3310. Recreational Leadership - Examines a variety of recreational programs for
schools, churches, and the community with emphasis in techniques of leadership, planning, and operation for the recreational professional.

EXSS 3312. Physiology of Exercise - Designed to acquaint students with physiological adaptations made by the human body in adjustment to various physical activities. Prerequisite: BIOL 1401.

EXSS 3315. Kinesiology - Examines movement, motor skills in relation to anatomical,
mechanical principles, and the physical laws which govern them. Prerequisite: BIOL 1401.

EXSS 3331. Program Development for Health and Physical Education - Designed to familiarize students with the methods, concepts, and program development for the physical education and health curriculum in grades K-12. Prerequisite: EXSS 1301.

EXSS 3401. Sports Skills for Majors and Minors - Provides experiences that improve students' abilities in planning the physical education activity periods; includes demonstration of and presenting individual, dual, and team sports; in diagnosing skill deficiencies; the evaluating of student fitness levels and sports skills needed for various physical education activities. Prerequisite: EXSS 1301.

EXSS 4100. Capstone Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science - Provides a classroom-interactive approach to review the knowledge and experience from all course work in the major. The assessment of the student’s knowledge of physical education plus its history, issues and trends will be the focus. Prerequisite: Senior level course, all course work in the department must be completed prior to registration in this course.

EXSS 4114. Advanced Weight Training - The purpose of the course is to introduce the intermediate and advanced student to the vast selection of modalities that can be used to improve strength, body shape, and endurance. The course will incorporate resistance training techniques and programs for the student who has learned the basic skills and has been involved in a basic program. Prerequisite: EXSS 1112 and 1114.

EXSS 4163, 4164. Practicum for Personal Trainer I and II
- The student designs and plans personal fitness prescriptions based on personal and physical characteristics and developments, monitors and oversees the workout for the client. This involves a minimum of 45 hours of work with the clients. Prerequisites: Junior standing and a EXSS Fitness Management specialization.

EXSS 4114. Advanced Weight Training - The purpose of the course is to introduce the intermediate and advanced student to the vast selection of modalities that can be used to improve strength, body shape, and endurance. The course will incorporate resistance training techniques and programs for the student who has learned the basic skills and has been involved in a basic program. Prerequisite: EXSS 1112 and 1114.

EXSS 4163, 4164. Practicum for Personal Trainer I and II - The student designs and plans personal fitness prescriptions based on personal and physical characteristics and developments, monitors and oversees the workout for the client. This involves a minimum of 45 hours of work with the clients. Prerequisites: Junior standing and a EXSS Fitness Management specialization.

EXSS 4165, 4166, 4167. Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science - The student works in the fitness management area. Specifically designing, managing and overseeing fitness and recreation areas. The student maintains a journal of responsibilities and documents activities and evaluates the success of those activities. Through reflective analysis the student identifies areas of improvement. This an intense experience of working for and in the recreation profession. The course is based on a minimum of six weeks apprenticeship and a minimum of 45 hours of supervised work. Prerequisites: Junior standing and a EXSS Fitness Management specialization. - The student works in
the fitness management area. Specifically designing, managing and overseeing fitness and recreation areas. The student maintains a journal of responsibilities and documents activities and evaluates the success of those activities. Through reflective analysis the student identifies areas of improvement. This an intense experience of working for and in the recreation profession. The course is based on a minimum of six weeks apprenticeship and a minimum of 45 hours of supervised work. Prerequisites: Junior standing and a EXSS Fitness Management specialization.

EXSS 4300 Exercise Prescription - The course is designed to give EXSS non-teaching and EXSS majors a fundamental understanding of the competencies associated with designing and implementing exercise plans for persons of all ages. The course is based on the competencies established by the National Council on Strength and Fitness Organization Advanced Personal Trainer Certification Program. Fee:$225 which covers certification.

EXSS 4302. Administration of Physical Education and Sport Programs - Designed to
acquaint students with the inherent policies, practices and procedures involved in the organization and administration of physical education and sport programs. Prerequisite: EXSS 1301.

EXSS 4305. Selected Topics in Exercise and Sport Science - Designed to be taken as a class or as an individual project. Course may be repeated for credit once as the topic changes. Prerequisites: Nine hours of advanced exercise and sport science courses and junior standing.

EXSS 4308. Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training - Designed to prepare students to
recognize assess, and manage sports-related injuries. Special emphasis is placed on training room supervision, legal liability, injury, insurance claims, record keeping, budgeting, rehabilitation and injury recognition. This course is specified for students pursuing state licensure in athletic training.

EXSS 4310. Outdoor Education - Designed to acquaint students with the principles, purposes, activities, and skills of outdoor education. Prerequisite: EXSS 1301. $40 fee.

EXSS 4311. Outdoor Adventure Activities - This course is designed to help students acquire the knowledge and skill needed to lead outdoor adventure activities in outdoor recreational, educational, church, and other settings. Students will be introduced to and participate in activities such as backpacking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, repelling, orienteering, bicycling, and ropes courses.

EXSS 4320. Sport Communication - This course is designed to acquaint the student with
public and media relations in sport administration, including the presentation of principles, standards, and guidelines in sport public relations and information systems involved in sport information management. Information technology and its role in sport will be covered. Throughout the course the concepts of public relations within sport and leisure organizations will be examined and applied to sport. Prerequisite: EXSS 3322.

EXSS 4321. Sport Promotion and Marketing - This course will provide a framework for
understanding how various marketing strategies are formulated, implemented, and evaluated in sports context. Sports have been one of the major economic activities of our modern society, and knowledge of the role marketing plays in its operation has emerged as a valuable asset to all the parties involved. Prerequisite: EXSS 3322.