ESH 101 - Personal Health, Fitness, & Wellness3 credits; Non-majors only
A personal health, fitness and wellness exploration, offering students the opportunity to learn, evaluate and maximize health-enhancing strategies for optimal well-being. Students will examine key lifestyle choices and issues, including nutrition, fitness, stress management, relationships and sexual health, substance use, and disease prevention, and will be motivated to consider positive behavior change for improved life quality and longevity.
ESH 119 - Personal Training & Group Exercise Insruction 2 credits
This course is an introductory course focused on professional preparation for personal trainers and group exercise class instructors. Students will become familiar with a variety of techniques, principles and safety issues with opportunity for application and practice. Professional organizations and certifications also will be discussed, as well as modalities for training/instructing various populations.
ESH 201 - Aging, Physical Activity, & Health 3 credits; Offered spring
Physical activity as a health-related behavior is explored with specific reference to aging and chronic degenerative diseases. The factors that can modify, improve functional capacity, and upgrade quality of life are studied. Concepts of physicial activity epidemiology with regards to health and longevity are introduced.
ESH 215 - International Health Promotion 3 credits; Offered spring
In this seminar course, students will explore health statistics, cultural and behavioral influences on diseases, health promotion resources and strategies in developed countries and compare them to the United States. Students will work in small groups to research, synthesize, and then orally present material pertaining to their selected country.
ESH 220 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 3 credits Prerequisite: ECG 100
This course focuses on techniques, policies, and programs to maintain and enhance existing levels of health among various populations. Particularly, community, industrial and hospital health promotion will be studied. Concepts of preventive medicine, disease prevention, health education, and wellness will be considered.
ESH 225 - Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology 3 credits
The course exams the processes of energy transfer and physiological function during exercise. These processes are studied in the sedentary individual and along a continuum culminating with the elite athlete. Special emphasis is placed on the integration of pulmonary dynamics and cardiovascular function.
ESH 340 - Metabolic & Biochemical Aspects of Physical Activity 3 credits Prerequisite: ESH 225
The energy spectrum of exercise is evaluated. Mechanisms of oxygen transport, delivery, and utilization in relation to frequency, intensity, and type of physical activity are closely examined. Presentations on the assessment of anaerobic power, anaerobic capacity, and aerobic fitness are included.
ESH 350 - Cardiovascular Physiology/Patho Physiology 3 credits; Offered every other fall Prerequisite: ESH 225
The process of circulation in oxygen delivery during exercise and the role of the cardiovascular system in integrating the body as a unit to maintain homeostasis in varied environments is studied. The functional capacity of the cardiovascular system is evaluated with respect to health and disease. Topics such as functional versus pathological cardiac hypertrophy are broached.
ESH 360 - Body Composition & Nutrition3 credits
This course deals with the assessment of body composition and the major structural components of the human body. Body composition differences between men and women, and the physically trained and untrained are studied. Relevant topics such as the components of obesity and weight-control programs are examined.
ESH 370 - Laboratory Methods In Exercise Science 3 credits Prerequisite: ESH 225
This comprehensive, interactive course deals with a variety of health and fitness assessments. Students will practive and participate in the measurement of body composition, blood pressure, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, pulmonary function, and aerobic fitness.
ESH 388 - Internship 5 credits
An off-campus field experience is provided to qualified students to gain relevant practical experience in exercise and sport science. These internships take place in clinical settings, wellness and fitness centers, or athlete training programs.
ESH 410 - Skeletal Muscle Adaptation to Training & Rehabilitation 3 credits Prerequisite: ESH 225
This course addresses the physiological function of muscle along with neural and cellular adaptations to resistance training. Special emphasis will focus on the uniqueness of Target loading in maximizing the muscle's response to physical stress. The practical implications of strength training for fitness, athletic performance and rehabilitation of injuries will be discussed. Offered spring. 3 credits
ESH 440 - Care & Prevention of Athletic Injury3 credits; Offered fall
This course is an introduction into the field of athletic training. Administrative issues and the type of scientific knowledge needed to implement a program of injury prevention is studied. Special emphasis is placed upon the care, treatment, and injury management of various sport-related injuries.
ESH 450 - Research Methods 3 credits
Research methods, experimental methods of approach and biostatistical applications used in exercise science and sports medicine studies are presented. Students will be introduced to a statistical software package.
ESH 465 - Health & Wellness Programming 3 credits; Offered fall
Methods and techniques essential to planning, implementing and evaluating successful health and wellness programs will be surveyed. Major areas covered are needs assessment, allocating resources, marketing strategies, and evaluation methods. These topics will be presented as they pertain to community, commerical, corporate, and clincal programs.
ESH 470 - Methods of Exercise Testing & Prescription 3 credits; Offered spring Prerequisite: ESH 370
The application of data gained from assessments of body composition, pulmonary function, muscular strength, anaerobic power and capacity, and aerobic fitness is emphasized. Course objectives include proficiency in quantitating exercise programs and exercise counseling, as well as program implications for special populations.
ESH 488 - Internship 6 credits
This course offers an advanced extended field experience.
ESH 499 - Independent Study 3 credits; Fee; Offered fall and spring Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, department chair, and Dean for Academic Affairs
This course offers independent but directed study on a topic of interest to the student but not included in the regular course offerings.