ESH 101 - Introduction to Personal Health, Fitness, and Wellness 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, sexual health, substance use, and disease prevention, and will be motivated to consider positive behavior change for improved life quality and longevity. Non-majors only. 3 credits ESH 201 - Aging, Physical Activity, and Health 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 one’s quality of life are studied. Concepts of physical activity epidemiology with regard to health and longevity are introduced. ECG 100 preferred. 3 credits ESH 215 - International Health Promotion 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 orally present material pertaining to their selected country. Prerequisite: ECG 100. Non-majors only. 3 credits ESH 220 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 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. Prerequisite: ECG 100. 3 credits ESH 225 - Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology Examination of the fundamental concepts of energy transfer and physical training are studied. Special emphasis is placed on the integration of pulmonary dynamics and cardiovascular function during exercise and training. This course involves physical activity. Students will be required to participate in laboratory session of physical activity. 3 credits ESH 319 - Personal Training and Group Exercise Instruction 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. 2 credits ESH 340 - Metabolic and Biochemical Aspects of Physical Activity 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.
Prerequisite: ESH 225with a C+ or higher. 3 credits ESH 350 - Cardiovascular Physiology / PathoPhysiology 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 hyper-trophy are broached.
Prerequisite: ESH 225with a C+ or higher. 3 credits ESH 360 - Body Composition and Nutrition This course examines principles of nutrition as related to body composition, disease prevention and athletic performance. Nutritional software is utilized as a tool to analyze dietary habits and programs for weight management are discussed. Within this course students will learn to understand and utilize a variety of techniques used to assess body composition. 3 credits ESH 370 - Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science This comprehensive, interactive course deals with a variety of health and ﬁtness assessments. Students will practice and participate in the measurement of body composition, blood pressure, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, pulmonary function, and aerobic ﬁtness. Prerequisite: ESH 225with a C+ or higher. 3 credits ESH 388 - Internship An internship experience is required for seniors to gain relevant practical experience in exercise and sport science. Internship opportunities include a variety of clinical settings, wellness and ﬁtness centers, and sports conditioning programs (170 hours). Prerequisite: BIO 230 & 231. 5 credits ESH 410 - Skeletal Muscle Adaptation to Training and Rehabilitation This course addresses the physiological function of muscle along with neural and cellular adaptations to resistance training. Special emphasis will focus on learning to design specific reisitance training programs base on an individual’s goals and needs. The practical implications of strength training for ﬁtness, athletic performance and rehabilitation of injuries will be discussed. Prerequisite: ESH 225with a C+ or higher. 3 credits ESH 440 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury 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. Prerequisite: ESH 225 with aC+ or higher. 3 credits ESH 450 - Research Methods 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 and learn how to develop a scientiﬁc research proposal. Prerequisite: ESH 225 with a C+ or higher. 3 credits ESH 465 - Health and Wellness Programming 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, commercial, corporate and clinical programs. Prerequisite: ESH 220 with a C+ or higher. 3 credits ESH 470 - Methods of Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription 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. Prerequisite: ESH 370. 3 credits ESH 488 - Internship An advanced extended capstone internship is required for seniors. Internship opportunities include a variety of clinical settings, wellness and ﬁtness centers, and sports conditioning programs (200 hours). Prerequisite: BIO 230 & 231. 6 credits ESH 499 - Independent Study This course offers independent but directed study on a topic of interest to the student but not included in the regular course offerings. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, department chair and Dean for Academic Affairs. Fee. Offered fall and spring. 3 credits