Exercise, Sci., Wellness

ESW 100: ESW INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR

This course introduces students to the field of Exercise Science and Wellness and assists them in making decisions leading to a successful career in the field of Exercise Science and Wellness. It provides an overview of the education and training needed, preparation for certification examinations, career opportunities and possible transfer options.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Intro Seminar
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


ESW 101: INTRO TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

This course is part of the A.S. degree in Exercise Science and Wellness. It will examine how the body functions under conditions of exercise stress. Students will study the practical implications of muscle function, cardio-respiratory function, training techniques and the effects of the environment.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


ESW 201: EXERCISE TESTING

This course is designed for the A.S. degree in Exercise Science and Wellness. The student will learn to assess cardiorespiratory endurance, body fat, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, pulmonary function, and blood pressure, and to evaluate the results of such tests. Students will be instructed on how to perform a complete health history on a client, the legal issues they would be presented with, and how to interpret these results to the client. Prerequisite: ESW 101

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


ESW 202: EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

This course is designed for the A.S. degree in Exercise Science and Wellness. The student will learn the effects of exercise on special populations and to modify exercise based on age and medical conditions. It will also focus on training the student to utilize many pieces of equipment and how to keep the client motivated. The special populations and conditions to be discussed will include clients with coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, obesity, pregnancy, arthritis, and low back pain. Special populations to be studied will include seniors and children. An additional lab hour will be spent on hands-on experience in our fitness center. Students will apply all clinical experiences to the clients in the center. The course may include placement in a local fitness center. Prerequisite: ESW201

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


ESW 203: PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATN

This course teaches concepts of personal training as laid out by the National Council on Strength and Fitness. The course will have a close examination of functional anatomy, biomechanics, muscle physiology, nutrition, body composition and overall physical fitness and health. The final written examination at the end of this course will be the certification exam for personal training offered by the National Council on Strength and Fitness.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


ESW 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of exercise science and wellness and related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


ESW 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to ESW 271 except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


ESW 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to ESW 271 except the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015