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Applied Exercise Science Courses

ATP 1120 CLINICAL METHODS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 s.h.)
This course is designed to provide students with the methods and practical experiences in basic taping methods, fitting of equipment, crutch usage, protective padding, application of various therapeutic modalities, and other essential introductory clinical skills. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered every fall and spring.

ATP 1590 CONCEPTS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 s.h.)
This course is designed for introducing non-athletic training majors to the basic concepts and techniques available to prevent, care for and manage various athletic injuries. The course will address topics such as emergency care planning, environmental risk factors, common injury mechanisms, recognition of common athletic injuries and taping and wrapping techniques. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered every fall and spring.

ATP 2200 BASIC ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 s.h.)

This course introduces students to an overview of the knowledge, skills and duties of an athletic trainer with emphasis on medical nomenclature, principles of evaluation and rehabilitation, and common injuries and their mechanisms. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered every fall and spring.

ATP 4840 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 s.h.)
This course provides an in-depth look into the organization and administration of healthcare facilities. Issues addressed include: staffing/personnel issues, facility policies and procedures development, medical documentation needs, budgeting, drug testing, and ethical and legal issues. Pre-requisite: ATP 3820 or permission of instructor. This course is offered every spring.

BIO 1530 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY (4 s.h.)
For students planning further study in biology or a related field: includes cell structure and function, mitosis and meiosis, principles of genetics, and classification of living organisms. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: high school biology and chemistry or SCI 1420 and 1430. Students must pass with a C or higher grade ( to include C-), this course is a prerequisite to all further Biology courses. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.

BIO 3060 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4 s.h.)
Part one of a two-course sequence. Topics covered include an introduction to histology, the skin and its derivatives, the skeleton, muscles, and the nervous, sensory and endocrine systems. Although this course is taught with an organ system emphasis, mechanisms on the cellular and molecular level are also covered. Prerequisite: BIO 1530 with a grade of C- or higher. This course is offered every fall semester. This course is also offered in the summer semester contingent upon availability of faculty.

BIO 3080 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4 s.h.)
A continuation of the study of human structure and function. Topics include circulation, digestion, nutrition, respiration, excretion, immune response, reproduction and development. Prerequisite: BIO 1530 with a grade of C- or higher and BIO 3060. This course is offered every spring semester.

BIO 3980 VERTEBRATE COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND EVOLUTION (4 s.h.)
The comparative anatomy and evolution of vertebrate organisms: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Prerequisites: BIO 1530, 2430, 2440 or 3060; and one additional biology class. This course is offered every fall semester, odd years.

BIO 4010 EMBRYOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS (4 s.h.)
Representative patterns in the development of animals from zygote to functioning adults, with emphasis on the early stages. Cellular and genetic mechanisms are included. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: 8 s.h. of upper-division biology; Previous completion of 3060, 3080, 3960, 3980 or 4400 is highly recommended. This course is offered every spring semester. Designated writing enrichment course.

BIO 4400 CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY (4 s.h.)
Cellular structures and processes as they provide the basic mechanisms of life. Consideration of biologically important macromolecules. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: 8 s.h. of upper-division biology (3000 level or higher), and CHE 3210 or permission of the instructor. CHE 4500 is recommended. This course is offered every spring semester. Designated writing enrichment course.

CHE 1510 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4 s.h.)
The elements, their compounds, and their reactions and the theories involved in foundation of modern chemistry. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Pre/corequisite: completion of
MAT 1050 or higher, or concurrent enrollment in MAT 1130 or 2310. This course is offered every fall semester.

CHE 1520 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4 s.h.)
A more detailed study of topics introduced in 1510. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: CHE 1510. This course is offered every spring semester.

MAT 1130 PRE-CALCULUS I (3 s.h.)
Review of numbers and their properties, polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents, radicals, equations in one variable, relations, functions, exponential, logarithmic functions. Prerequisites: (1) three years of secondary school mathematics, including two years of algebra and units in geometry and trigonometry, and an appropriate math SAT/ACT score or passing a placement test or (2) MAT 1050 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every fall and summer semester.

MAT 1140 PRE-CALCULUS II (3 s.h.)
Trigonometric functions; identities; conditional equations; inverse relations; de Moivre's Theorem; polar coordinates; sequences; series, and binomial theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 1130 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every spring and summer semester.

MAT 2200 APPLIED STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
An introductory course in Statistics with emphasis in Statistical inference to include elementary probability theory, elementary set theory, summation notation and continuing to “decision theory” through topics of sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals for mean; variance; difference of population means, correlation, linear regression, tests of independence, homogeneity, goodness of fit and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MAT 1050 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered during the fall and spring semesters.

PHY 1510 GENERAL PHYSICS I (4 s.h.)
For chemistry, biology, and mathematics majors. Newtonian mechanics, mechanics of solids and fluids, and heat and thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture and three of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: MAT 1130 and 1140 or higher (except MAT 2200) or permission of instructor. This course is offered every fall semester.

PHY 1520 GENERAL PHYSICS II (4 s.h.)
A continuation of 1510. Includes electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and modern physics. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: PHY 1510. This course is offered every spring semester.

PSY 2040 LIFE-SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3 s.h.)
The physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that usually occur to a person from conception through old age. Theories of psychological development and development through adolescence are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. This course is offered every fall semester.

PXS 2170 FIRST AID/CPR/AED (2 s.h.)
Introduction and practice in immediate and temporary care of injuries and sudden illness, including administration of CPR. Students seeking First Aid/CPR/AED certification will be asked to pay a small additional fee. Prerequisite: None. This course if offered both fall and spring semesters.

PXS 2400 HUMAN NUTRITION (3 s.h.)
Examines the biochemical and physiological rationale for optimal nutrient intake related to health and disease prevention throughout the lifespan. Includes a focus on nutrition requirements for exercise, training, and recovery periods. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered both fall and spring semesters.

PXS 2850 KINETIC HUMAN ANATOMY (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to provide a foundation for students to learn how anatomy affects movement of the human body. The course will emphasize surface anatomy and the musculoskeletal system including various structures, functions and mechanics of the human body. Prerequisite: None. This course is offered every fall semester.

PXS 2900 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING (3 s.h.)
Introduction to basic physical conditioning and fitness concepts. Attention will be given to the development of individual fitness programs based on a needs analysis; emphasizing such topics as aerobic and anaerobic exercises, resistance training techniques, specificity, safety and the associated assessment methods and procedures. This course is a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Prerequisite: None. This course if offered both fall and spring semesters.

PXS 3060 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS (3 s.h.)
The nature of physical education services, administration and instructional processes for specific disabilities, including modification of activities, facilities, equipment, and the development of I.E.P.'s. Prerequisite: None. This course if offered every fall semester.

PXS 3120 BIOMECHANICS (3 s.h.)
The application of mechanical principles to the study of the human body and the performance of motor skills. Prerequisites: MAT 1050 or higher. Designed computer intensive course for Applied Exercise Science, Exercise Science, and Physical Education & Health Education majors. This course is offered every fall semester.

PXS 4000 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION (3 s.h.)
Philosophical and methodological bases for organizing and administering physical therapy, exercise science, recreation, athletic, and sports related programs, including introduction to the use of relevant computer applications. Designated writing enrichment and computer intensive course for Applied Exercise Science and Exercise Science majors. Prerequisite: PXS 1110 or ATP 1110 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every spring semester.

PXS 4040 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3 s.h.)
The effects of both acute and chronic exercise on basic physiological processes; Basic metabolic processes occurring at rest and during exercise; dynamics of muscular contraction and circulation; the relationship of nutrition to physical performance; and effects of age, environment, and gender of physical activity. Prerequisites: PXS 286 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every spring semester.

 

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