B.S. in Exercise Science


Course Descriptions

(HPS equivalency, if one exists, in parenthesis)

 

ES 2100 Physical Activity in Health and Disease (HPS 2100)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: ENGL 099, READ 099, if required
This course provides an epidemiological foundation to physical activity research specific to public health. Participants will examine the literature relative to the physiological impact of regular physical activity on chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, etc.).

 

ES 2200 Safety Training for the Fitness Professional
Credit Hours: 2-0-2
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, Exercise Science or Sport Management majors or permission of the department chair
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help provide a safe environment for athletes while they are participating in sport/exercise and, in an emergency, to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in First Aid and CPR/AED.

 

ES 2290 Special Topics (HPS 2290)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: Select exercise science units not regularly offered through the Department of ESSM.

 

ES 2300 Medical Terminology
Credit Hours: 2-0-2
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, co-req BIOL 2221, ES majors or permission of the department chair
This course will cover the basic techniques for anatomical, physiological, and medical word-building. The course will teach a systematic approach to defining general medical terms and terms for pathological disorders by dividing them into word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes.

 

ES 2500 Principles of Nutrition
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, Exercise Science, Sport Management and Culinary Majors or permission of the department chair
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of nutrition as needed for general health. Topics include the role of diet in the development and prevention of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.; macro- and micro-nutrient needs for optimum health; U.S. dietary guidelines (and international equivalents); tools to assist with menu planning; and dietary analysis.

 

ES 3100 Group Exercise Leadership (HPS 2090)
Credit Hours: 2-2-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, a grade of "C" or better in BIOL 2221, ES 2200 (may be taken concurrently), Exercise Science majors or permission of the department chair.
This course is designed to provide students with leadership skills and experience that directly apply to group exercise programming. Topics include current trends in group exercise, program design and implementation, monitoring exercise, evaluation of existing programs, and administrative considerations.


ES 3200 Research Methods (HPS 4270)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 KSU AGPA, MATH 1107, 60+ credit hours, program admission or permission of the department chair This course provides an overview of the research process applied in the study of exercise and health science. Students are introduced to simple experimental design, data gathering techniques, statistical concepts and methods, and research writing.

 

ES 3398 Internship in Exercise Science (HPS 3398)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 KSU AGPA, program admission and department chair approval
This course offers students a supervised, credit-earning experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, sport organization, private agency or governmental agency. Students must have current professional liability insurance and CPR/AED certification. Credit may be placed in the the elective areas. S/U grading only. Repeatable once.

 

ES 3700 Strength and Conditioning (HPS 2080)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, a grade of "C" or better in BIOL 2221 and ES 2300, and program admission or permission of the department chair
This course offers students an introduction to scientific and practical foundations associated with strength and conditioning programs. The course content promotes the use of a structured scientific approach in the prescription of progressive resistance training and cardiorespiratory conditioning.

 

ES 3800 Biomechanics (HPS 3800)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, grade of "C" or better in BIOL 2221 and ES 2300 and program admission or permission of the department chair.
This course introduces students to the study of neuromuscular and mechanical principles of motion related to the analysis of human movement.

 

ES 3900 Physiology of Exercise (HPS 4300)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, grade of "C" or better in BIOL 2222
This course provides an overview of the human body’s responses to the stress of physical exercise. Students are introduced to the metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary and neuromuscular adaptations to acute and chronic exercise.

 

ES 4000 Service Learning in Exercise Science (HPS 4000)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, 60+ semester hours, Exercise Science majors and permission of the department chair.
This course offers students a community activity which links learning to life by connecting meaningful community service activities with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. The community activity is designed with the instructor and approved by the department chair.

 

ES 4200 Nutrition and Performance (HPS 4150)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, grade of "C" or better in ES 2500 and ES 3900, Exercise Science majors or permission of the department chair.
This course covers the nutritional needs of individuals participating in exercise and sport. Topics include but are not limited to the dietary needs of the human body before, during and after various modalities and intensities of athletics in order to optimize performance.

 

ES 4300 Physiology of Exercise and Aging (HPS 3240)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, grade of “C” or better in ES 3900, Exercise Science majors or permission of the department chair.
This course provides an overview of exercise physiology and healthy aging. Students are introduced to the study of the exercise, physical activity and health promotion as it relates to the aging population. The course emphasizes physiological changes related to aging, fitness assessment techniques, exercise programming, and health promotion for the older adult.

 

ES 4400 Directed Study (HPS 4400)
Credit Hours: 1-15
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, 60+ semester hours, permission of the department chair.
This course covers topics and seminars of an advanced nature external to regular course offerings.

 

ES 4490 Special Topics in Exercise Science (HPS 4490)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, Exercise Science majors or permission of the department chair.
This course includes selected topics of interest to faculty and students not regularly offered by the Department of ESSM.

 

ES 4500 Physiology of Exercise II (HPS 4500)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, grade of “C” or better in ES 3900. Corequisite: ES 4550.
This course examines the study of the physiological basis of training and factors limiting human performance. Students are introduced to concepts of neuromuscular function, hormonal control, environmental conditions and ergogenic aids as they related to acute and chronic exercise.

 

ES 4550 Exercise Science Laboratory Techniques (HPS 4450)
Credit Hours: 0-2-1
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGP, grade of “C” or better in ES 3900. Corequisite: ES 4500.
This course provides an introduction to laboratory techniques commonly used in the field of exercise science. The course includes an overview of ergometry, energy expenditure, blood pressure, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal responses during exercise. The topics within the course include safe, legal, and ethical practices required when working in an exercise physiology laboratory.

 

ES 4600 Exercise Prescription
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 KSU AGPA, grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and ES 4550, co-req ES 4600
This course introduces students to methods utilized in creating exercise prescriptions and the developing exercise programs. Emphasis is placed on developing and delivering safe and valid exercise prescriptions.

 

ES 4650 Exercise Testing (HPS 4350)
Credit Hours: 0-3-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 KSU AGPA, grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and ES 4550, co-req ES 4600
Exercise Testing is a detailed examination of various fitness assessments. The emphasis is on current test procedures used for determining body fat percentage, maximum oxygen uptake, maximum power output, and muscular strength and endurance. This course thoroughly familiarizes students with lab procedures, test protocol, and interpretation of results.

 

ES 4700 Clinical Exercise Physiology (HPS 4700)
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and 4550.

This course is designed to address the clinical aspects and implications of exercise physiology principles for those with or at risk of developing cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic disease.

 

ES 4900 Exercise Science Senior Seminar (HPS 4730)
Credit Hours: 2-0-2
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and 4550, 90+ credit hours.
This course is a capstone course designed as a culminating experience for the major by integrating the student’s prior academic experience in Exercise Science. Students are provided an overview of contemporary issues, trends, theories, and research related to Exercise Science. The course is delivered in a seminar format to encourage student participation and interaction with peers and faculty.

 

ES 4950 Exercise Science Senior Internship (HPS 4750)
Credit Hours: 3-12
Prerequisites: 2.75 AGPA, a grade of “C” or better in ES 4500 and 4550, 90+ credit hours, and department chair approval.
This course is a senior-level credit-earning experience at an approved exercise science internship site. During this course, students work under the direct supervision of an exercise science professionals and a university supervisor. Students must have current professional liability insurance and CPR/AED certification. Credit for the course can be placed in the elective areas only.