Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

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Courses with the EXSS subject prefix carried the KPED prefix through summer 2016.

[1] Courses in Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

1110 BEGINNING SWIMMING An elective course. Basic water adjustment skills, swimming strokes, and safety skills according to the American Red Cross beginner- and advanced beginner-level program. Activity and lecture.

1111 ADVANCED SWIMMING I: LIFEGUARDING An elective course. This course is the study and practice of lifesaving techniques, knowledge, and skills preparing students for lifeguarding certification by the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: Students must possess swimmer-level skills (i.e., swim 500 yards using required strokes, tread water without use of arms for two minutes, and retrieve 10 pound object from 7 feet of water). Activity and lecture.

1112 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING An elective course. This course introduces students to swimming strokes and safety skills according to the American Red Cross intermediate-level program. Activity and lecture.

1121 BEGINNING TENNIS An elective course. This course introduces students to the basic strokes, history, rules, and strategy of the game. Activity and lecture.

1122 BEGINNING GOLF An elective course. This course introduces students to the basic strokes, rules, history, and strategy of the game. Activity and lecture. (Note: Bowling and golf classes are held at commercial establishments; a participation fee based on current prices will be charged.)

1124 BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL An elective course. This course provides students the opportunity to learn the basic skills and terminology of volleyball. Activity and lecture.

1125 CONDITIONING ACTIVITIES An elective kinesiology and physical education activity course. This course focuses on the development of student-designed exercise programs to improve fitness through the use of various exercise modes (e.g., select cardiovascular equipment, walking and jogging, and swimming). Activity and lecture.

1135 BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING An elective course. This course focuses on how to use weight-training apparatus. The basic lifts of weight-training and the knowledge necessary to develop personal weight training programs is covered. Activity and lecture.

1145 BEGINNING WALKING/JOGGING An elective course. This course teaches students how to properly use walking/jogging as a means of developing and maintaining cardiovascular fitness throughout life. Activity and lecture.

1176 SPORTS MEDICINE PROFESSIONS An elective course for undergraduate students, this course introduces students to a variety of sports medicine concepts and disciplines including: the roles and responsibilities of the different sports medicine team members; the educational development and requirements for becoming a professional member of the sports medicine team; and the certification and licensure requirements for each discipline. Lecture and discussion.

1181 RACQUETBALL An elective course. This course introduces students to the basic skills, rules, and strategies of the game. Activity and lecture.

1191 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES An elective kinesiology and physical education course designed for students with special needs. This course provides an individualized exercise prescription designed to enhance students’ physical capabilities. May be repeated up to four times. Activity and lecture. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and written clearance by physician’s authorization.

1291 PRINCIPLES OF LIFETIME FITNESS An elective course. This course stresses physical activities as a means of developing and maintaining physical fitness throughout life and introduces students to a variety of lifetime physical activities while encouraging the development of physical fitness as part of the course. Activity and lecture.

1310 INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE This course provides an overview of exercise science. Students are exposed to evidence-based historical, biological, psychological, sociological foundations within the discipline, as well as career options and the role of exercise science. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

1320 FOUNDATIONS OF WELLNESS An elective course in the lower-division UCA Core that fulfills the category of Responsible Living. A required lower-division Responsible Living course for those majoring in a program in the department of Exercise and Sport Science. The course is designed to educate students on habits of lifetime wellness and assist them in adopting and maintaining behaviors associated with an active and healthy lifestyle. Primary methods of instruction include lecture/discussion, student participation in a health-risk appraisal, fitness-assessment laboratories, and required participation in a variety of physical activities.

2320 FITNESS ASSESSMENTS IN EXERCISE SCIENCE The purpose of this course is to provide the foundations, theories, principles, and measurement of health and physical activity and in particular the means for conducting fitness testing. Students will learn how to screen subjects and to assess anthropometrics, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, and flexibility in apparently healthy individuals. Prerequisite: EXSS 2381 or consent of instructor.

2340 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING A required course in the kinesiology and physical education and exercise science programs. This course emphasizes a lifespan approach to the study of motor development and motor learning. The motor development portion of the course emphasizes theories and task analysis focused on motor skill acquisition. The motor learning and behavior section covers the processes underlying skilled performance, including how skill performances are learned and how to apply the principles of performance and learning in teaching, coaching, and rehabilitation settings. Lecture, laboratory, use of specialized computer software, videotapes, student presentations, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisites: Admission to PETE or EXSS program or consent of instructor; co-requisite for students in the PETE program is PETE 3330.

2381 ANATOMICAL KINESIOLOGY A course required of students majoring in a program offered by the Exercise and Sport Science department or seeking a coaching endorsement. This course is a directed study of human anatomy with its adaptations to biomechanical principles. In-depth study of the skeletal and articulation system and the muscular and nervous systems along with other key anatomical structures and functions. Lecture and use of anatomical computer software by students. Prerequisite: BIOL 1400, 1401, 1402, 1410 or 1440 with a grade of C or higher.

2395 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT An elective course for students majoring in a program offered by the Exercise and Sport Science department or seeking a coaching endorsement. This course provides students with the opportunities to develop competency in the selection and use of computer hardware and software pertinent to health and physical education, exercise science, athletic training, coaching, and sport. Lecture and computer laboratory sessions. Laboratory sessions are designed to provide direct experience with keyboard data entry using specialized software as well as the use of peripheral equipment. Prerequisites: Sophomore classification and major status or consent of instructor.

3100 ADVANCED SWIMMING II: WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR An elective course. This course provides experiences in perfecting and teaching water skills to meet requirements for American Red Cross instructor certification. Prerequisite: Students must posses swimmer-level skills. Activity and lecture.

3210 COACHING BASEBALL An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes techniques of effective coaching, a study of the fundamentals of baseball, the use of progressive drills, and team development for competitive baseball programs. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

3211 COACHING FOOTBALL An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes techniques of effective coaching, the use of progressive drills, a study of the basic offensive and defensive formations and patterns, and team development for competitive football programs. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

3212 COACHING BASKETBALL An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes effective coaching techniques, the use of progressive drills, a study of the basic offensive and defensive patterns, and team development for competitive basketball programs. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

3213 COACHING TRACK An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes effective coaching techniques, the use of progressive drills, and team development for competitive track and field programs. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

3214 COACHING VOLLEYBALL AND GYMNASTICS An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes effective coaching techniques, the use of progressive drills, a study of the basic offensive and defensive volleyball patterns, and team development for competitive volleyball and gymnastics. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

3215 ATHLETIC TRAINING, A HEALTH CARE PROFESSION This course introduces the health care profession of athletic training including the history and role of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Board of Certification (BOC) and state licensure in professional practice. The course focuses on the professional preparation of athletic trainers and their role as health care professionals. Students will gain understanding of the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, care, management, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Students will be assessed on introductory knowledge and skills. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: EXSS 2381 with a grade of C or better.

3240 SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAMS An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course provides fundamental knowledge of the leadership and management skills necessary for the administration of secondary school athletics. Lecture, discussion, guest speakers, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

3303 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY A required course for baccalaureate programs in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and an elective for students with an allied health career interest. This course emphasizes the study of muscular activity and the associated energy systems, the general effects of exercise on physiologic processes and body functions, and the adaptations that occur as a result of physical exercise training. Lecture, laboratories, specialized computer software and a research project. Prerequisites: EXSS 2381 or BIOL 2405 or BIOL 2406 or consent of instructor.

3315 SPORTS OFFICIATING An elective course for education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course examines the basic elements of sports officiating including interpretations of rules and regulations and provides students with opportunities to fulfill the role of officials in a variety of sports. Lecture, activity, simulations, and a required 15-hour officiating practicum scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor.

3316 CURRICULUM A required course for students majoring in kinesiology and physical education or in exercise science. This course is designed to familiarize students with basic curricular theories, models, trends, and issues and the relationship between curriculum and instructional strategies. Lecture, discussion, student presentations, professional portfolios, use of e-mail and internet, and required field experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to PETE or EXSS programs and junior classification, or consent of instructor. [UD UCA Core: R]

3331 CARE AND PREVENTION OF EXERCISE AND SPORT INJURIES This course introduces students to the broad discipline of caring for exercise and sports injuries. Key topics of study include anatomy, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation techniques, emergency procedures and liability issues in athletics and activity. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Laboratory sessions will introduce various wrapping and strapping techniques in addition to basic rehabilitation procedures. Prerequisite: EXSS 2381 or BIOL 2405 or 2406 with a grade of C or better.

3348 EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR GENERAL POPULATIONS The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and experiences on the different aspects of physical activity programming for apparently healthy individuals as well as steps in developing and implementing group programming in health and wellness settings. Prerequisites: EXSS 2320 or consent of instructor. [UD UCA Core: R]

3350 OBESITY PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT This course provides opportunities for students to accomplish specific competencies related to the understanding of the prevalence of overweight and obesity, dietary considerations, environmental considerations, and behavioral strategy considerations. Students will examine items in this course as it pertains to the world, the United States, and in particular, the state of Arkansas. Prerequisite: BIOL 1400, 1401, 1402, 1410 or 1440.

3352 EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS This course provides students with knowledge and experiences on the different aspects of physical activity programming for individuals who have specific disabilities or health limitations and conditions that warrant special attention. Prerequisite: EXSS 3348 or consent of instructor.

3353 EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SENIOR POPULATIONS This course provides students with knowledge and experiences on the different aspects of physical activity programming for older adults. Prerequisite: EXSS 3352 or consent of instructor.

3355 EXERCISE SCIENCE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical and clinical experience in the interaction, assessment, and management of those considered healthy in the general population and those in clinical settings focusing on disease management and maintenance. Prerequisites: EXSS 3331 and EXSS 3348.

3382 BIOMECHANICS A required course for students majoring in a baccalaureate program in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science or seeking a coaching endorsement. This course is designed to develop students’ understanding of the mechanical principles that govern the effectiveness with which physical education, fitness, and sport skills are performed. Lecture, discussion, and individual research projects. Prerequisites: PHYS 1400 or CHEM 1402 or 1450 with a grade of C or higher. [UD UCA Core: I]

4V71 WORKSHOP IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Specific topics/problems with emphasis on current trends in physical education, exercise science, and athletic training. Primary instructional strategies will vary depending on topic.

4V99 INTERNSHIP IN EXERCISE SCIENCE (Variable credit: 3 or 6 credit hours.) This course provides a supervised, comprehensive experience in which students apply their knowledge and skills in clinical, recreational, and sport facilities. Enrollment is only allowed in the last semester of the senior year.

4230 FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION A required course for kinesiology and physical education majors, athletic training majors, and those seeking the coaching endorsement. This course focuses on the foundations, theories, principles, and measurement of physical fitness and in particular the means for conducting fitness testing and providing exercise prescriptions. Students will learn how to screen subjects, assess physical fitness levels, and prescribe appropriate exercise training based upon an individual’s goals and assessed needs. Lecture, activity, simulations, and required field experiences. Prerequisites: EXSS 4300 and major status or consent of instructor.

4303 CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY This course studies the cardiovascular and pulmonary responses and adaptations to a variety of exercise conditions in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic disease populations. The use of exercise in the treatment and diagnosis of various disease states will be explored. Prerequisite: EXSS 3303 and 3355.

4320 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN HUMAN PERFORMANCE A required course for students majoring in a baccalaureate degree program in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. This course focuses on the analysis of theoretical and practical issues involved in evaluation of motor performance, behavior and knowledge. Interpretation of research with an emphasis on statistical techniques is included. Lecture, discussion, laboratory experiences, and use of statistical analysis software. Prerequisites: admission to the kinesiology and physical education, exercise science, or athletic training program; junior or senior classification; or consent of instructor. [UD UCA Core: Z]

4323 GROUP EXERCISE LEADERSHIP This course provides students with competencies in the concepts, principles, and skills related to group exercise instruction and leadership. Students will participate in and lead various forms of group exercise. Prerequisite: EXSS 3348 or consent of instructor.

4351 SPORT AND FITNESS ADMINISTRATION This course is designed to cover the organization, planning, implementation, and administration of physical activity, sport, and exercise science programs in educational, clinical, corporate, and community settings. Topics include the arrangement of units within the program, the process of responsibility of leadership, public relations, budgets, and facilities. Lecture, discussion, case studies, and use of specialized computer software. Prerequisites: EXSS 2300 and 3348; junior or senior classification; and major status. [UD UCA Core: C]

4355 EXERCISE SCIENCE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II  This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical and clinical experience in the interaction, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of those in clinical settings focusing on rehabilitation and disease management. Prerequisite: EXSS 3355.

4376 ADVANCED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING This course has three main objectives: (a) to examine physiological, biomechanical, motor control, and psychological aspects of sport; (b) to prepare students to create effective strength and conditioning programs for sport, recreational, clinical, and rehabilitation purposes; and (c) to educate students about current trends in strength and conditioning. Prerequisite: EXSS 3348 or ATTR 3335 or consent of instructor.

4390 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE A course of directed study and independent work in a chosen area in kinesiology and physical education, exercise science, or athletic training under the supervision of a selected faculty member. Honors course. The primary instructional method is a mentor-protege format. Prerequisites: minimum cumulative and departmental grade point average and consent of instructor and chair regarding selected topic.

4395 SPORT IN AMERICAN SOCIETY A required course for kinesiology and physical education, exercise science, and athletic training majors. This course emphasizes sport within a sociological context. Theories of sport and society will be examined to analyze and explain various relationships existing between sport and American society. Particular attention is directed toward sport and social groups, processes, forces, and institutions. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. [UD UCA Core: D]