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Exercise and Sport Science Courses

ESS  50 - Intercollegiate Sports (1)

Advanced instruction and coaching for intercollegiate competition in the following sports is open to students in acceptable physical condition who can qualify for a place on the team: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Only the grade Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory is given. (If Satisfactory is granted, credit for the course will be counted toward the total units required for graduation, but will not be counted in computed grade point averages.) ESS majors may not use this credit towards the major. Must enroll during season, one semester per year. May be repeated for 4 units total credit. Offered every semester.

ESS  100 - Motor Skill Performance and Analysis (1)

ESS majors must take at least 4 sections, each chosen from 4 different areas. Sections meet two hours a week. Offered every semester.

ESS  120 - Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science (4)

Prerequisite: ESS majors only. An introductory course aimed at the entry level student. Focuses on the integration of biological, behavioral, and cultural perspectives in Exercise and Sport Science. Particular attention is paid to students' academic, personal, and professional expectations. Offered every semester.

ESS  200 - Statistics (4)

On completion of this course students will have an understanding of basic research methods and techniques and how these might be used in solving research problems, and basic statistical calculations and the relevance of their uses. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: ESS majors only.

ESS  220 - Motor Development (4)

Prerequisite: ESS majors and Child Studies minors only. Study of physical growth, body type, and motor development through childhood, adolescence, and the adult stages; age and sex differences in motor performance. Offered every semester.

ESS  240 - Interdisciplinary Study of Human Aging (4)

This course is intended to introduce students to a wide range of topics and disciplinary interests in gerontology and to explore their influence on the ability for older adults to successfully age in today's world. The changing demographics of the aging population will be emphasized as well as the biological, psychological and sociological effects of human aging. Offered intermittently.

ESS  290 - Special Topics in ESS (1 - 4)

ESS  300 - Kinesiology (4)

The purpose of this course is to analyze human movement using applied anatomy and biomechanics, with the goal of skill enhancement and injury prevention. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  310 - Exercise Physiology (4)

This couse will study how exercise affects the structure and function of the human body. Attention will be given to each bodily system as well as the biochemistry of exercise. A weekly laboratory familiarizes students with the assessment of human performance. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  310 - Laboratory (0)

ESS  315 - Exercise Psychology (4)

Study of the reciprocal relationship of body movement and inner states. Topics include motivation, stress, group and leadership dynamics, psychological skills, body image, burnout, and injury. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  320 - Motor Learning (4)

Study of interaction of cognitive, perceptual, task, and physical variables that influence skilled movement. Information-processing, dynamical, and neuroanatomical models are discussed. Applications include activities of daily living, elite motor skills, physical rehabilitation, and ergonomics/human factors. Offered every Fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  325 - Exercise and Disease Prevention (4)

This course examines the mechanisms of chronic disease, including the etiology, epidemiology, and role of exercise in the management and prevention of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Offered every Spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  330 - Exercise and Health Promotion (4)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the tools to develop effective exercise and health promotion interventions for a variety of populations. The undelying theories of exercise and health behavior and their application to program development will be studied. Exercise and health promotion program development including planning, implementation, and evaluation will be studied extensively. Offered every Fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  340 - Neuroscience (4)

The general purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the field of neuroscience. Emphasis is placed on the biological stuctures and functions of the brain and nervous system in health and disease. Offered every Spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  350 - Biomechanics (4)

The knowledge and methods of mechanics as applied to the structure and function of the living human system. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 and 300 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  352 - Motor Learning (4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Study of interaction of cognitive, perceptual, task, and physical variables that influence skilled movement. Information-processing, dynamical, and neuroanatomical models are discussed. Applications include activities of daily living, elite motor skills, physical rehabilitation, and ergonomics/human factors. Offered every Fall.

ESS  354 - Exercise Program Design (4)

This course will train students to develop exercise programs for health people and those with controlled diseases. Benefits and risks of physical activity will be discussed in addition to various methods of human performance and assessment and movement analysis. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 and 300 and 310 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  354 - Laboratory (0)

ESS  356 - Movement for Spec Grps (SL) (4)

The theory and practice of adaptive physical education as applied to the exceptional person. Topics studied include sensory impairments; behavioral and learning disorders; fitness and structural problems; cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic problems; interventions and activities for the special person. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  358 - Clinical Exercise Testing (4)

Clinical exercise physiology deals with the effects of chronic disease such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes on exercise capacity and the benefits of exercise training in managing chronic conditions. Lecture and laboratory experiences will introduce students to clinical exercise testing, electrocardiography, and exercise prescription for clinical populations. Offered every Fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 and 310 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  358 - Laboratory (0)

ESS  360 - Exercise and Healthy Kids (4)

Exercise and Healthy Kids will discuss major issues unique to health for children and youth. This course emphasizes the influencing factors of childhood obesity as well as examining sport participation, physically activity and nutrition from a global perspective. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  362 - Sport, Culture and Society (4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Course focuses on local and global forces in the production and promotion of sport and fitness practices, representations, and discourses. Cross-listed With: SOC 324. Offered intermittently.

ESS  364 - Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary School PE (3 - 4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing. The elementary school physical education program. Games, sports, fundamental rhythm and dance, and other activities commonly taught at the elementary level. Offered intermittently.

ESS  366 - Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary School PE (4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Knowledge of selected curriculum issues, for example, physical education as a profession, patterns for organizing curricula, legal liability, health education, recreation, evaluation, supervision, and teaching problems and practices. Offered intermittently.

ESS  368 - Nutrition for Exercise and Health (4)

This course will study the influence of nutrition on both health and human performance. Students will study how diet affects the prevention of various disease processes as well as nutritional strategies that can be employed to enhance athletic performance. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and 114 and 115 and 116 and ESS 120 and 200 and 220 (or consent of the instructor).

ESS  370 - (4)

Issues related to personal and community health. Areas of concern will be mental health, drug abuse, prejudice, personal safety, fitness, disease, environmental health, nutrition, and selected topics in human sexuality. Offered every semester.

ESS  372 - (4)

An emphasis on the social and psychological aspects of substance abusee and its prevention and treatment. Offered every semester.

ESS  376 - Teaching Sport Skills (4)

Prerequisites: ESS majors only; Junior standing. An analysis and methods of teaching class for students interested in teaching movement and sport skills in physical education, sport, and fitness settings. Offered intermittently.

ESS  390 - Special Topics in ESS (1 - 4)

Experimental course focusing on exploration and discussion of material which complements that found in the regularly offered curriculum. Topics are variable. Offered intermittently.

ESS  391 - CEU: Special Topics (1 - 4)

ESS  397 - Field Observation in Physical Education (1)

Prerequisites: ESS majors only; senior standing and permission of instructor. Observation of and assistance with physical education programs at middle and high school levels. Offered every semester.

ESS  398 - Professional Practicum (1 - 4)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Supervised work in a community setting relevant to exercise and sport science. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, specialist clinics, health and fitness clubs, hospitals, recreation centers, public and private organizations. Offered every semester.

ESS  399 - Directed Study (1 - 4)

Prerequisite: ESS majors only. Written permission of the instructor and the dean is required. Offered every semester.

ESS  410 - Research Seminar (4)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Research methods and scientific research principles. In-depth explorations and discussion of latest findings, theories and applications. Topics variable. Offered intermittently.