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Course Category: Exercise/Sport Studies

Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Designed to provide the skills and appreciation of recreational sports that can benefit individuals during both their college and postcollege days. A maximum of nine semester credits in activity credits will be allowed toward the bachelor’s degree. An activity course can be taken only one time for credit. The activity classes are offered in the following areas: Aerobics, Badminton, Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Walking for Fitness, Biking, Water Aerobics, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training, Soccer.
Careers are examined in the fields of health, physical education and recreation. An overview is given of the philosophy, purposes and principles in the fields related to physical education, recreation, coaching and training.
This course gives individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses, including using an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest, until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.
A basic orientation to the water. The student will demonstrate proficiency in the four basic strokes by swimming 50 yards in freestyle, side stroke, breast stroke and back stroke. The course equips students with basic water safety skills and knowledge, allowing them to be reasonably safe in or about the water.
This course presents the rules and mechanics of officiating football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and wrestling. Included are the qualifications for approval and certification in the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
This course provides theory and practice in movement education. Developmentally appropriate individual and group gymnastics and dance activities will be presented and practiced in class.
An overview of programming elements and techniques in recreational sports. Topics include informal, intramural, club and extramural programming; values of recreational sports; programming techniques; publicity and promotion; facility utilization; equipment; and safety and liability.
In this course, students will develop an understanding of the differences between team and individual sports. The focus will be on gaining practical knowledge of most sports offered in a high school athletic or physical education setting, to include history, rules, court dimensions, fundamentals, basic strategies, equipment, and safety precautions.
This course is designed to develop medical terminology language skills. Learners will demonstrate knowledge of word construction, definitions and use of terms related to all areas of health science. The course includes a basic understanding of anatomy of the human body, functions of health and disease, and the use of language in health careers. The use of medical dictionaries, Internet sites, and other modern technologies will be introduced.
The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety courses.
Prerequisites
EXSS 102, EXSS 105, Or evidence of having passed level 5 of the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program
The primary purpose of the American Red Cross lifeguarding program is to provide lifeguard candidates and lifeguards with the skills and knowledge necessary to keep the patrons of aquatic facilities safe in and around the water. Red Cross certification is available to those who qualify.
Prerequisites
EXSS 102, EXSS 105, Or evidence of having passed level 5 of the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program
Contemporary sport is struggling to find solid ethical ground. This course will investigate multiple aspects of sport ethics through a review of a wide range of literature in sport.
This course is an introduction to the five components of physical fitness including cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance muscular strength, flexibility and body composition. Emphasis will be placed on individualized analysis of physical fitness and development of an exercise prescription program. Other topics to be explored are the physiological foundations of exercise, structure, and function of the body and principles of physical training and conditioning.
This course explores the theory and methods of coaching sports, covering the technical, administrative and organizational aspects of the process. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals, tactics, conditioning and conducting of practice sessions.
A study of deviations from normal patterns of growth and development, including methods of recognizing physical divergences, screening and referral for further examination. In addition, adaptive exercises and activities for prevention and correction of deviations are reviewed.
This course explores the theory and methods of coaching sports and the ethical and legal responsibilities of coaches. The course covers the technical, administrative, and organizational aspects of the process, including fundamentals, tactics, conditioning and conducting practices sessions. It also covers ethical scenarios and how these issues can be reduced, eliminated, or resolved and the importance of educating coaches, student-athletes, and other stakeholders regarding appropriate ethics. This course meets the coaching and ethics requirement for the State of Iowa coaching authorization and coaching endorsement.
This course covers special topics not covered by current courses taught in the department. The particular topic is to be determined by the department according to the current need and interest. This course requires department chair approval.
A study of personal health care, health practices and attitudes as related to the individual, school setting and general public. Topics include: consumer health awareness, health practices, consumer practices, aging, stress, cancer, drugs, mental health, sexuality and various diseases.
This course will focus on basic concepts of nutrition in respect to the needs of athletes and physically active individuals and application of those concepts. Topics include functions of food and nutrients, principles of metabolism and digestion, hydration and electrolyte balance, dietary planning, body composition, dietary changes to enhance performance, current trends in sport nutrition, and supplements and ergogenc aids.
The purpose of the course is to educate students of the ethical and legal responsibilities they have when they receive their coaching authorization certification or teaching-coaching certification in the State of Iowa.
This course provides knowledge and fundamental application for developing programming to improve the health and fitness levels of future clients. Topics include basic human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology and nutrition principles; fitness and health assessment techniques; components of program design for improving flexibility, balance, core function, cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and strength and sports performance; professional and legal responsibilities; and skills for communicating and building rapport with clients. Successful completion of the course objectives prepares the student to sit for multiple national fitness certifications.
A study of the human physiology parameters as related to physical activity and work. Included is the development of fitness factors to provide a more well-defined personal fitness program.
Prerequisites
BIO 268 or BIO 275
A study of the anatomical and mechanical considerations involved in movement in an athletic or physical education setting. The last half of the course requires the application of biomechanical principles in the analysis of sport skills.
Prerequisites
BIO 268 or BIO 270
This course is an examination of major psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise participation and performance. It is designed to introduce students to the field of sport and exercise psychology by providing an overview of topics, such as personality, motivation, coaching and leadership strategies, team dynamics, performance enhancing strategies, and gender and cultural issues.
Prerequisites
PSY 190
This course will present comprehensive evaluation of legal principles and cases surrounding the administration of athletic programs. The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to areas of the legal system that impact the policies and procedures developed by athletic administrators. The course will also allow students to become familiar with necessary legal vocabulary and precedent setting cases which have played major roles in the progression of Sport Law. The course is designed to provide students with learning experiences that will equip them to identify potential areas of liability in athletic programs and approach them with viable, preventative solutions and strategies to lessen these potential areas of liability.
Students in this course will study human growth and development related to the physical education of children in elementary, middle, and high school. Emphasis is placed on the impact of developmental movement experiences, curriculum, teacher behavior, class management, dance activities, play environments, materials, and developmentally appropriate activities. Same as EDU 336
Prerequisites
EDU 110, EDU 319, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program
This course is a study of methods, materials, curriculum development with an emphasis on nutrition , safety and healthy lifestyle. Included is information for use in health activities and presentations for students in elementary, middle, and high school. It provides information on current health legislation and public policy. Same as EDU 337
Prerequisites
EDU 110, EDU 319, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program
This course will provide an overview of diversity, description and details of the various forms of diversity and information and examples of how to effectively manage diversity in sport organizations.
Prerequisites
EXSS 101
In this course students will develop an understanding of strength training. The focus will be on gaining an understanding of safety, room layout, equipment, how muscles develop (physically and chemically) and strategies of strength training.
An examination of factors that affect the acquisition and performance of motor skills. Topics include perception, psychomotor learning, practice methods and theories of neuromuscular integration.
Prerequisites
BIO/ EXSS 268 or BIO 270, and junior or senior status
This course is intended to provide an undersanding of the administration of secondary physical education programs with an emphasis on class and extracurricular activities. It will also teach prospective physical education teachers how to assess students' physical, social, mental and cognitive abilities in the classroom and extracurricular activities.
This course introduces students to research in sport administration, ethical issues related to research projects, the step by step process to address research questions, common research designs used in sport administration, and the statistical methods utilized in the sport administration field.
Prerequisites
EXSS 100, EXSS 430, MATH 220
This course covers special topics not covered by current courses taught in the department. The particular topic is to be determined by the department according to the current need and interest. This course requires department chair approval.