B.S. In Exercise and Health Science


Course Descriptions

 

BIOL 2221 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Corequisite: CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L or SCI 1101.
The course begins with cellular chemistry and function, tissues, and continues through the nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. Homeostasis and structural and functional relationships will be emphasized. Primarily recommended for students interested in nursing, physical therapy and health, physical education and sports science. Cannot be used for credit toward a degree in Biology.

 

BIOL 2221L - Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory

0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1-12 Credit Hours
Corequisite: BIOL 2221.
Basic anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems as well as basic histology. Structural and functional relation-ships will be emphasized.

 

BIOL 2222 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: C or better grade in BIOL 2221.
A continuation of Biology 2221. Emphasizes homeostasis and structural and functional relation-ships in the study of cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Primarily recommended for students interested in nursing, physical therapy and health, physical education, and sports science. Cannot be used for credit toward a degree in Biology.

 

BIOL 2222L - Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory

0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: C or better grade in BIOL 2221/2221L; Corequisite: BIOL 2222.
Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary endocrine, and reproductive systems. Structural and functional relationships will be emphasized.

 

HPS 1570 - Walk/Jog for Fitness

1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.
Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques, and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in walking/jogging cardiovascular fitness activities. Nutritional principles for lifetime health will also be discussed.

 

HPS 2080 - Strength and Conditioning
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in HPS 2100, BIOL 2221, 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor.

An introduction to scientific and practical foundations of strength and conditioning programs and program design. Course content is intended to promote the use of a structured scientific approach in the prescription of progressive resistance training and cardiorespiratory conditioning.

 

HPS 2090 - Exercise Leadership

2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 1000 and Community First Aid and Safety (C.F.A.S.) Certification.
This course is designed to provide students with leadership skills and experience that directly apply to fitness programs. Topics include current trends in aerobics classes, workout design and implementation, monitoring exercise, exercise risk factors, safe and effective exercise, evaluation of existing programs, and administrative considerations.

 

HPS 2100 - Introduction to Exercise and Health Science

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 099, READ 099, if required.
An introduction to exercise and health science. Topics include historical perspectives, overview of the profession and career opportunities, professional organizations, certification programs, current issues, and future trends.

 

HPS 3240 - Physiology of Exercise and Aging
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in HPS 4300, a 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor.

Overview of exercise physiology and healthy aging. Emphasis includes the study of the exercise, physical activity and health promotion as it relates to the aging population. Topics include physiological changes related to aging, fitness assessment techniques, exercise programming and health promotion for the older adult.

 

HPS 3333 - Sports Broadcasting
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: HPS 2200; admission to the program or permission of the instructor.
The focus of this course is the many disciplines in the art of sports casting for radio and television. This is a performance lab course in which students will be required to produce and present sports broadcasting materials encompassing studio and remote applications.

 

HPS 3800 - Biomechanics
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2221, a 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor.
The study of neuromuscular and mechanical principles of motion as related to the analysis of human movement.

 

HPS 3850 - Health Promotion and Program Planning
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: HPS 2100, HPS 3300, a 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor.
Fundamentals of health promotion and program development, implementation and evaluation in community, work site, club and clinical settings. Includes economic impact of health programming, analysis of planning as well as tools for measurement of health status at the individual, community and national levels.

 

HPS 4150 - Nutrition and Physical Activity
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 2100, BIOL 2221, BIOL 2222, a 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor.

Nutritional needs of individuals participating in physical activity and sport. Topics include the role of individual nutrients in metabolism, estimation of energy needs, fluid balance, food fads, meal planning and nutritional needs of the body during various stages of activity.

 

HPS 4300 - Physiology of Exercise
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2222, a 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor.

Physiological functions of the body during muscular work. Physiological aspects of fatigue, training and physical fitness.

 

HPS 4350 - Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Prescription

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 2100 and HPS 4300.

A detailed examination of the health-related aspects of physical fitness. Emphasis on current test procedures used for determining body fat percentage, maximum oxygen uptake, cardiac stress testing and respiratory efficiency. Thoroughly familiarizes student with lab procedures, test protocol and construction of personalized exercise prescription.

 

HPS 4500 - Physiological Basis of Training and Performance
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in HPS 2100, 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: HPS 4300, HPS 4550.

A study of the physiological basis of training and factors limiting human performance. Includes topics such as neuromuscular function, hormonal control, environmental conditions, ergogenic aids, and the evaluation and training for performance.

 

HPS 4550 - Introduction to Laboratory Techniques
0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in HPS 2100, 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: HPS 4500.

An introduction to laboratory techniques commonly used in the field of exercise and health science. Emphasis includes an overview of the following ergometry, energy expenditure, blood pressure, cardiovascular, pulmonary and musculoskeletal responses during exercise. Topics will include but are not limited to safe, legal and ethical practices required when working in an exercise physiology laboratory.

 

HPS 4700 - Clinical Aspects of Exercise
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 4300, a 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: HPS 4350.

Clinical aspects and implications of exercise physiology principles for a population of apparently unhealthy individuals who desire or need to become more physically active. The course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of pathophysiology and exercise responses in the apparently unhealthy population. Topics include exercise ECG and cardiovascular disease; endocrinology and metabolic disorders; COPD; Oncology and the Immune System; Disorders of Bones and the Joints; Selected Neuromuscular Disorders; and Special Populations.

 

HPS 4730 - Seminar in Exercise and Health Science

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 3850, HPS 4300, and senior standing, or permission of instructor. Admission to the program or instructor’s consent.
Designed as a culminating course to integrate the academic experiences in the Exercise and Health Science program. Recent issues, trends, theories, problems, and research will be examined. Additional content will include career skills, employment strategies and marketplace needs.

 

HPS 4750 - Exercise and Health Science Internship

1 Class Hours 39 Laboratory Hours 12 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Exercise and Health Science Internship, a 2.75 GPA in EHS Core; and internship coordinator approval.
A senior-level credit-earning experience of one academic semester at an approved exercise and health science internship site. Students work under the direct supervision of exercise and health science professionals and a university supervisor.