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Exercise and Health Science

  • EHS 120  Careers in Exercise & Health

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    This course is an overview of professions in the fields of exercise and health science. Career opportunities within fitness instruction and management, clinical exercise, sports medicine, health science, and allied health will be investigated. Objectives include describing various aspects of careers, determining requirements for advanced study and learning what necessary coursework would be for applying to several professions of interest. Activities and faculty/guest speakers will introduce students to the wide array of careers related to exercise and health science.   More Info

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  • EHS 150  Introduction to Nutrition

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    This course examines ways in which nutrition promotes health, influences disease, and affects exercise and sports performance. A major goal is to have students better understand the role that nutrition plays in their own health. Participants evaluate popular diets and dietary supplements, examine current nutrient recommendations, and acquire confidence in making sensible nutrition recommendations.   More Info

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  • EHS 160  Fitness & Wellness

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    Students completing this course will learn introductory concepts about 1) fitness and related topical areas, including physical activity, nutrition, behavior change, body composition, muscular strength, cardiorespiratory endurance, and flexibility, and 2) wellness, including lifestyle related chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Students will learn about the components of fitness as it related to health and develop their own personal fitness plan. Students will be introduced to causes and treatments for lifestyle related chronic diseases, relevant organizational websites, and develop their own wellness profile. This is a fundamental course that introduces students to the basic principles of fitness and wellness.   More Info

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  • EHS 230  Strength and Conditioning

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    This course addresses the scientific and theoretical basis of strength training and conditioning. Basic terms and concepts will be discussed and an overview of the major research that has been conducted in this area will be explored. The fundamental concepts and variables that influence the design of strength and conditioning programs will be discussed, with an emphasis on functional training. The bioenergetics of exercise and training will be explored. Anaerobic training adaptions will be compared and contrasted with aerobic training adaptions. The course is designed to serve as basic preparations for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.   More Info

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  • EHS 240  Prevention and Care of Sport Injuries

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    This course is designed to assist students in recognizing and providing immediate treatment of the common injuries seen in recreational and competitive sports. Additional topics include pre-participation physicals, protective equipment, emergency first-aid, orthotics, illnesses and disease routinely seen in active individuals, and when to treat and when to refer.   More Info

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  • EHS 250  Nutrition for Sports & Performance

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    This course examines the interaction between nutrition, exercise, and athletic performance. Weeks include the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of nutrition as it relates to exercise performance. Lectures cover current research on nutritional needs in response to exercise including: fluids, energy nutrient requirements and caloric distribution, supplementation, ergogenic aids, pre/post event recommendations. A strong foundation of bioenergetics for sports competition will be emphasized.   More Info

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  • EHS 260  Physical Activity & Health

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    The relationship between physical activity and health across the life span and the implications for health promotion strategies targeted at both individuals and the community are examined. The course focuses on national health statistics, gaining experience reading peer reviewed scientific literature, and understanding how science is used to guide physical activity program planning.   More Info

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  • EHS 270  Worksite Health Promotion

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    Components of administering and managing corporate and worksite fitness and wellness programs are examined. Topics covered include: Paradigms in health promotion, health and exercise programs planning, facility planning and design, program management, policies and procedures, staffing, equipment, ethics, safety and legal issues, and marketing all of which will be discussed from the perspective targeting populations within a corporate or work environment.   More Info

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  • EHS 280  Statistics for Health Professionals

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    This course focuses on basic concepts of statistics such as measures of central tendency and variability; concepts of test validity, reliability, and objectivity; and on basic techniques used in inferential statistics such as correlation, regression, t-tests, and analysis of variance. Advantages and limitation of statistical tests will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on interpreting the statistics presented in scientific peer-reviewed research in the filed of exercise and health sciences.   More Info

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  • EHS 297  Special Topics

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    Addresses a specific topic in exercise and health sciences. Course content varies according to the topic.   More Info

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  • EHS 300  Health Fitness Assessment

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    This course focuses on the evaluation of cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal fitness in apparently health populations.Theoretical and practical components relating to coronary artery disease risk factor analysis, body composition assessment, aerobic fitness testing, muscle strength testing and flexibility assessments will be discussed as they relate to an individual's probability for developing a disease and issues in exercise programming. Completion of this course will help prepare students to take one of the American college of Sports medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Certifications.   More Info

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  • EHS 310  Applied Kinesiology

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  • EHS 320  Adapted Physical Activity

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    This course is designed to ensure that EHS students have current information concerning the physical activity needs of individuals with various disabling conditions including (but not limited to) autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Down syndrome, and spinal cord disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the attributes of specific disabling conditions, techniques for modifying activities so that all can participate, and strategies for developing and administering appropriate and effective community-based adapted physical programs.   More Info

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  • EHS 330  Conditioning for Performance

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  • EHS 345  Health Behavior Change

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    This course is an introduction to the science of health behavior change. The most commonly used theories, models and strategies of health behavior change will be explored in the context of promoting health and preventing disease. The particular emphasis of the course is on health behavior change in relation to improving physical activity, eating a healthful diet, eliminating tobacco use, and other lifestyle related habits that impede optimal health and wellness. This course is designed to teach students strategies and skills that they can use to support and facilitate a client or patient's behavior change goals. Emphasis is placed on improving student competency in designing evidence- and theory-based interventions for individuals and possibly groups. Students will learn the evidence-based   More Info

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  • EHS 350  Obesity and Weight Management

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    This course provides students with a broad understanding of the global epidemic of obesity and its health and economic consequences. Students in this course learn the scientific basis of energy balance, energy metabolism, and the regulation of body weights in humans. Students also receive and introduction to the fundamentals of the biology of appetite regulation and genetics of obesity. The critical independent and inter-related roles physical activity, healthy nutrition, and health behavior change have to prevent and reduce obesity in children and adults are emphasized throughout the course. Students also study psychosocial factors related to obesity and emerging strategies for obesity treatment such as pharmacological and surgical approaches. An important aspect of this course is the op   More Info

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  • EHS 360  Wellness Coaching Techniques

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    The overarching aim of this course is to familiarize the student with evidence-based counseling strategies that can be used to improve healthy lifestyle habits through theory-based health behavior change programs. Students will learn how to take the theories and strategies from Health Behavior Change, with a particular emphasis on the transtheoretical model, social cognitive theory, cognitive and behavioral strategies, and relapse prevention, and apply them during one-on-one counseling sessions. This course focuses on a client-centered approach to counseling which includes learning and practicing motivational interviewing techniques. A variety of experiential activities will be completed to assist students in becoming confident and effective behavior change counselors. The course has parti   More Info

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  • EHS 370  Exercise Program Design

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    This course examines the theory and practice of designing exercise programs to improve or maintain cardio respiratory and muscular fitness. Students will study the principles of prescribing safe and effective exercise training programs for apparently health individuals and for persons who have various stable chronic medical conditions such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. Designing exercise programs for other special populations including youth, older adults and pregnancy will also be studied.   More Info

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  • EHS 380  Exercise Physiology I

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    This course examines the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the human body. Specific topic areas to be covered include; 1) energy metabolism, 2) pulmonary system, 3) cardiovascular system, 4) hormones, 5) skeletal muscle, 6) nervous system, and 7) possible other topics such as temperature regulation, affects of altitude, ergogenic aids, etc. Major course concepts will be demonstrated in the accompanying lab sessions.Students cannot received credit for both EHS 380 and EHS 385   More Info

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  • EHS 385  Exercise Physiology I

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    This course examines the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the human body. Specific topic areas to be covered include; 1) aerobic and anaerobic energy metabolism, 2) pulmonary system physiology, 3) cardiovascular system physiology, 4) hormones related to energy metabolism, 50 skeletal muscle physiology, 6) nervous system physiology, and 7) possible other topics such as temperature regulation, the effects of altitude, ergogenic aids.Students cannot received credit for both EHS 380 and EHS 385   More Info

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  • EHS 386  Exercise Physiology I Laboratory

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    This course utilizes laboratory experiences to illustrate topics taught in EHS 385 - Exercise Physiology I. Specific labs include: 1) measuring work and power, 2) field tests of aerobic and anaerobic capacity, 3) muscle fatigue and relationships between muscle force, velocity and power, 4) the measurement of oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production and the respiratory exchange ratio, 5) Oxygen deficit and excess post exercise oxygen consumption, 6) direct test of maximal aerobic power, 7) heart rate and blood pressure response to exercise, 8) the ventilator response to exercise, 9) body temperature and exercise, and 10) substrate utilization during exercise.   More Info

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  • EHS 390  Exercise Physiology II

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    This course is designed to build on the concepts learned in EHS 380 and provide students with applied knowledge and a more in-depth practical laboratory experience. Specific topic areas to be covered include; 1) physiological factors affecting training and performance, 2) exercise and environmental factors (e.g., altitude, thermoregulation), 3) ergogenic aids, 4) exercise in special populations (e.g., diabetes, pulmonary disease). This is primarily a laboratory course that will use lectures to discuss findings and interpret the results from the laboratory experience.   More Info

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  • EHS 400  Practicum in Adult Fitness

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    This course explores the physiological and psychological basis of physical conditioning; body weight control and exercise adherence for apparently health adults. Students will gain practical experience administering fitness tests, designing safe and effective exercise programs and developing effective leadership and communication skills. Students will enhance their competencies in adult fitness programming by serving as instructors, test administrators and fitness counselors. Theories and practices related to exercise physiology and health behavior change will be employed throughout the course.   More Info

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  • EHS 410  Exercise & Aging

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    This course focuses on fitness, exercise, physical activity, and health issues in the geriatric population. Topics include methods of evaluating fitness levels, exercise prescription, public health issues, and current research issues.   More Info

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  • EHS 420  Pediatric Exercise

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    This course focuses on exercise and physical activity in children and adolescents. This course introduces students to the anatomical, physiological, and psychosocial issues related to exercise and physical activity in children such as effects of maturation, growth and puberty on the fitness components (body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance and flexibility), normal responses to exercise, and adaptations of exercise training. Students will also explore clinical pediatric health issues (asthma, diabetes, congenital heart disease, obesity, etc), and how to adapt appropriate and safe physical activity and exercise programs. A special emphasis will also be on public health policies and national recommendations for children and adolescents including phys   More Info

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  • EHS 421  Pediatric Exercise Externship

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    Students will have a practicum experience with hands-on learning through volunteering at a local community site with children and/or adolescents. Time will be spent not only in the community site, but also on campus with special workshops to develop skills related to working with children/adolescents in health/wellness programming. Space is limited and special permission is needed to enroll. Selection for the course is done through a competitive application process. Please contact the instructor for details.   More Info

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  • EHS 440  Health Fitness Management

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    Students in this course study basic concepts, theories, and organizational management as applied to the field of health, fitness, and recreation. Concepts associated with facility operation, including organizational structure and function, program development and administration, marketing, human resource management, financial management, equipment purchasing and maintenance, information management, insurance issues, and legal considerations in the health and fitness industry are examined.   More Info

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  • EHS 460  Research Methods I

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    This course is designed to provide students with a background in quantitative research methods with an emphasis on studies conducted in exercise and health sciences. Students will become familiar with the scientific method and basic principles of designing descriptive and experimental projects. Students will learn to review and evaluate the literature, interpret research results, and conduct ethical research.   More Info

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  • EHS 470  Research Methods II

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  • EHS 480  Clinical Exercise Physiology

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    This course focuses on the role of exercise in managing several common chronic disease conditions. Risk reduction and the treatment of chronic conditions using exercise will be addressed. The chronic conditions studied in this course are endocrine and metabolic diseases (such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity) pulmonary diseases (such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and cardiovascular diseases (such as heart failure, cardiovascular disease, and peripheral artery disease). Graded exercise testing and prescription in clinical populations will be included.   More Info

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  • EHS 485  Independent Study

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    A student may register for independent study only with the permission of the department. The proposed study must be approved by the appropriate departmental committee and supervised by a member of the faculty.   More Info

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  • EHS 490  Internship in Exercise Physiology

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    The purpose of this internship program is to provide students with hands-on practical experience in the fields of exercise and health sciences. This course is a 12 credit non-paid internship for students who have completed or are in the process of completing all other course work for graduation. Students are required to complete approximately 400 hours of work over 14-16 weeks at an agency/affiliation that has been approved by the Faculty Internship Coordinator. In addition to the practical field experience, students will also participate in several seminars directed by the Faculty Internship Coordinator. These seminars will provide a forum for sharing experiences, further developing career objectives, and stimulating creative thinking related to their professional development.   More Info

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  • EHS 497  Special Topics

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    Addresses a specific topic in exercise and health sciences. Course content varies according to the topic.   More Info

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