EXSC 1000 Physical Fitness

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1000 (PDF)
This course is designed to provide cardiovascular and strength enhancement through participation in an aerobic super circuit program. Selected strength training and cardiovascular equipment will be utilized. A pre-assessment of ones current level of fitness will aid in the ability to set goals, and a post-assessment will determine improvement/s, as well as areas needing continued emphasis. Healthy lifestyle information will also be presented in order to make fitness and wellness a lifelong goal. This course can be repeated for credit. Note: MANDATORY 2 hour orientation is required on the first day of class.

EXSC 1010 Physical Fitness

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1010 (PDF)
This course is designed to provide cardiovascular and strength enhancement through participation in an aerobic super circuit program. Selected strength training and cardiovascular equipment will be utilized as well as personalized heart rate zones and monitoring. A pre-assessment of ones current level of fitness will aid in the ability to set goals, and a post-assessment will determine improvement/s, as well as areas needing continued emphasis. Healthy lifestyle information will also be presented in order to make fitness and wellness a lifelong goal. This course can be repeated for credit.

EXSC 1020 Adult Fitness

Credits: 0
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1020 (PDF)
This course is designed to explore the five main components of fitness, what it takes to set and work towards an achievable, personal fitness goal/s, and will utilize various fitness and wellness applications and the internet to record fitness endeavors/workouts.

EXSC 1041 Volleyball

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1041 (PDF)
This course is designed to teach the beginning volleyball student the basic skills and fundamentals of the game. Through consistent participation and effort, the student will learn the rules of the game, have a basic understanding of the game, and be able to play the game at a beginning or intermediate level. Methods of communication and strategies are included.

EXSC 1042 Advanced Volleyball

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1042 (PDF)
This course is designed for students who have experience playing volleyball. Through consistent participation and effort, students will build upon their knowledge of the skills and strategies of the game of volleyball. A closer look at the strategies of the game will take place, allowing teams to match opponents strengths and expose their weaknesses. Game situational drills and game play will be implemented to learn and develop advanced player positioning and rotations, and advanced offenses and defenses of the game. Prerequisite: PE 1041 or Instructor Permission

EXSC 1050 Weight Training

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1050 (PDF)
This course will introduce students to strength training for the development of lifelong physical fitness. Students will develop the basic principles of designing and participating in a safe and effective resistance training program.

EXSC 1060 Advanced Weight Training

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1060 (PDF)
Advanced Weight Training is a course designed to further the students knowledge, techniques, and comprehension of advanced principles of weight training. Application of these techniques and principles to promote and maintain fitness for is the primary goal for this course. This course can be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: EXSC 1050 or Instructor Approval

EXSC 1070 Soccer

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1070 (PDF)
This course includes instruction and practice in skills of soccer through drills and game play. Rules, terminology, and strategy also are studied.

EXSC 1140 Recreational Games

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1140 (PDF)
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge and skills in recreational activities and maintain or improve health-related fitness. Students will be introduced to various activities and games of a recreational nature.

EXSC 1151 Golf I

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1151 (PDF)
A beginners class in fundamental skills of golf, full swing, pitching, chipping and putting, this course includes rules, terminology and strategy. Classes meet on campus and at the driving range/golf course. Students are expected to furnish golf clubs and golf balls. Additional fee charged for use of golf course.NOTE: Students must provide their own golf clubs and golf balls.

EXSC 1200 Bowling

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1200 (PDF)
This course includes instruction and practice in skills of bowling through drills and play. Rules, terminology, and scoring are included. Classes meet at bowling lanes. Additional fee charged for use of bowling lanes.

EXSC 1210 Badminton

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1210 (PDF)
Badminton is a beginning level course designed for those who have little to no experience playing. This course will include the instruction and the practice of fundamental skills through drills and game play. Rules, terminology, and strategy are included.

EXSC 1230 Basketball

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1230 (PDF)
This course provides instruction and practice in skills of basketball through drills and game play. Rules, terminology, and strategy are included.

EXSC 1240 Rock Climbing

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1240 (PDF)
Rock Climbing is a beginning-level class. It is designed to introduce the basics of indoor top-rope climbing to students. Students will learn knot tying, belaying, climbing commands, and gear management. Students will also learn the skills necessary in order to maximize their climbing performance by learning balance, footwork and body position. Emphasis will be placed on making climbing a safe and enjoyable activity. (Additional fee for this course)

EXSC 1250 Wellness for Life

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1250 (PDF)
This course is designed to investigate the implications of exercise, diet, nutrition, stress, and physical activity in the total health, wellness, and fitness of the individual.

EXSC 1270 Studio Cycle

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1270 (PDF)
Studio Cycle is a beginning level class. It is designed to introduce the basics of indoor group cycling as well as cycle science, equipment, and heart rate training. Music is utilized with a combination of a spin bike and an extensive lower body and cardiovascular workout. Students should be in good general health to enroll in this class.This course can be repeated for credit.

EXSC 1310 Disc Golf

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1310 (PDF)
Disc Golf is designed for both the beginning player and those that are more advanced. The course will cover the concepts of game play, the history of the game, rules of the game, ethics, basic strategies, as well as course locations and components.

EXSC 1400 Women's Self Defense

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1400 (PDF)
This course consists of the introduction of basic physical and psychological skills to help the student act in crisis and pre-crisis situations to avoid or stop physical assault, harassment, dangerous situations, and encounters. Physical skills, basic recognition skills, avoidance skills, and basic personal safety are covered in this course. Classroom sessions provide information on personal safety, child safety, sexual harassment, domestic abuse, sexual violence, and violence against women.

EXSC 1410 Jogging/Running

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1410 (PDF)
This course is designed to examine jogging/running as a means of improving cardiovascular fitness and promoting it as a lifelong activity. The American College of Sports Medicines (ACSM) physical activity guidelines will provide a framework for class requirements as well as aid in developing fitness goals that emphasize cardiovascular health.NOTE: Students will be expected to participate in running/jogging every week, and should be able to physically handle the nature of the activity

EXSC 1440 Karate

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1440 (PDF)
This course will enable the student to obtain a basic knowledge or appreciation of self-defense and the martial arts, specifically the Soo Bahk Do style of martial arts. Students will learn to execute basic self-defense techniques, increase their flexibility, and improve their mental focus. Soo Bahk Do has been taught on campus since 1978 and was one of the pioneer arts introduced in Minnesota in the 1960's. Upon completion of the curriculum, the student will be eligible to test for rank recognized by the United State Soo Bahk Do Federation at an additional fee and can continue their training at a local studio.All skill levels welcomed.This course will also utilize kicking pads and re-breakable boards for some of the kicking and punching techniques.

EXSC 1460 Fitness Walking

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1460 (PDF)
This course is designed to examine walking as a means of improving fitness and promoting it as a lifelong activity. The American College of Sports Medicines (ACSM) physical activity guidelines will provide a framework for class requirements as well as aid in developing fitness goals that emphasize cardiovascular health. NOTE: Students will be expected to participate in fitness walking, and will be required to log daily walks through the Polar Beat smart phone app/website.

EXSC 1470 Bicycling

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1470 (PDF)
This course is designed to examine outdoor bicycling for both leisure and exercise. It will introduce students to basic bicycling skills, maintenance, and safety. An emphasis will be placed on increasing cardiovascular endurance as well as bicycling as a lifetime activity. NOTE: Students will be expected to participate in bicycling (outdoor) each week, and will be required to log daily rides through the Polar Beat smart phone app. Access to a bicycle, helmet, and heart rate monitor are required for this course.

EXSC 1500 Foundations of Exercise Science

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1500 (PDF)
This course is an introduction to the professional practice and disciplinary dimensions of exercise science. Students will examine concepts including professionalism, ethics, certification and licensure, employment opportunities and scientific foundations of the various sub-disciplines within the exercise science field.

EXSC 1510 Coaching and Management

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1510 (PDF)
This course develops skills in areas of coaching and management of sports. Topics include theories of coaching, competency levels, teaching techniques, training, equipment purchasing and inventory, facility management, public relations, fundraising, and legal issues relating to sport. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to coach and/or manage sports at the high school, collegiate and/or recreational levels.

EXSC 1530 Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1530 (PDF)
This course is designed specifically for the tactical athlete (military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, protective services, first responders, and other emergency services). The tactical strength and conditioning course is designed to increase the performance, readiness, and longevity of tactical athletes while decreasing the likelihood of fitness and job related injuries by utilizing proven training methods and team training.

EXSC 1610 Winter Skills

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1610 (PDF)
This course introduces the skills, techniques, equipment, and ethics of winter wilderness-oriented skills, such as winter camping, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. This course provides a variety of exposure to skills so that students may pursue interests beyond this course. This course concludes with a weekend trip.

EXSC 1630 Wilderness Navigation

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1630 (PDF)
This course provides skill, instruction, and experience related to the use of map and compass for off-trail wilderness navigation and problem solving. Navigation techniques will be taught and advanced through practical application. This course concludes with a weekend trip.

EXSC 1640 Outdoor Activity Sampler

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1640 (PDF)
This course provides skill, instruction, and experience related to numerous outdoor activities. Activities may include any or all of the following: canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, rock climbing, adventure ropes course, hiking, camping, natures edibles, and/or outdoor cooking. Students are exposed to a variety of skills so they have the opportunity to pursue interests beyond this course and throughout their lives. This course concludes with a weekend trip.

EXSC 1710 Wilderness Camping

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1710 (PDF)
This course is designed to prepare students for an extended outdoor trip. Special attention will be paid to assessing environmental and route conditions, proper gear systems, food/ration planning, water purification, exercising in varying climates, Leave No Trace ethics, and leadership skills. The course culminates with a camping trip in the wilderness.

EXSC 1720 Introduction to Camping

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1720 (PDF)
This course is designed to prepare the student enrolled in the Outdoor Education Program for an extended outdoor trip. Special attention will be paid to water purification, hypothermia, wilderness etiquette, and the principles of minimal impact camping. The course culminates with a camping trip in the wilderness.

EXSC 1740 Hiking

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1740 (PDF)
This course is an introduction to the outdoor leisure sport of hiking. Students will have the opportunity to explore a number of different parks and experience recreational hiking, either in groups or solo. Instruction includes hiking basics, first aid on the trail, trail navigation, and preparation for a days hiking experience.

EXSC 1750 Yoga

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1750 (PDF)
The focus of yoga will be on the physical dimension. We will stress exercise, movements, and poses which will enhance overall mobility, flexibility, balance, and muscle training. Yoga will train used, underused, and opposing muscles which may improve one's physical quality of life. Yoga instruction will introduce the mental aspect as well. We will begin to develop, practice, and train the relationship between mind and body in order to improve the body's mental and physical communication. This course can be repeated for credit.

EXSC 1760 Introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1760 (PDF)
This course is designed for the beginner in both kayaking and canoeing. Students will learn how to get in and out of the kayak, wet entry, basic paddling strokes, and safety on the water for flat water kayaking. The canoeing portion covers safety, and proper steering paddling techniques. The course also includes a half day canoe trip and a half day kayak lake tour for skill application.

EXSC 1810 Step Aerobics

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1810 (PDF)
This course provides instruction and practice in a physical fitness program which involves a series of vigorous stepping movements. Music is utilized with a combination of a stepping apparatus and an extensive upper body workout to raise the heart rate to within the exercise heart rate zone. This course may be repeated for credit. Good general health is recommended.

EXSC 1840 Zumba

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1840 (PDF)
Zumba is a Latin inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. The class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. This course is repeatable for credit.

EXSC 1850 Yoga Core

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1850 (PDF)
The yoga core class focuses on core stability and strength. Yoga postures that emphasize core strength will be focused on. The use of medicine balls, stability balls and bosu balls will be used to isolate the basic muscles of the core/torso/back.

EXSC 1860 Total Body Strengthening

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1860 (PDF)
This class is a total body strengthening workout. It challenges all of your major muscle groups by using handheld weights. You will perform exercises that target all of your major muscle groups: squats, presses, lifts and curls. This course is in a group exercise format where music is used to motivate and push you to a high level of intensity. High intensity interval training will be used which increases body fat utilization for energy.

EXSC 1880 Fundamentals of Boxing

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1880 (PDF)
This course focuses on boxing skill and techniques. Students will be introduced to punching, boxers stance, footwork, balance and stance in movement, training, safety practices, and the health and physical benefits associated with boxing. The class will utilize heavy bags, speed bags, as well as other sport-specific equipment. Methodology, strategy, and self-defense applications will also be included. Excessive force, violence, or aggression are not required or expected and will not be tolerated. All skill levels welcome.

EXSC 1890 Intermediate Boxing

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1890 (PDF)
This course builds upon existing boxing skills and techniques. Students will further advance and develop their striking and defensive skills, advanced footwork, balance, body awareness, safety practices, and overall efficiency in boxing. The class will utilize heavy bags, reflex bags, as well as other sport-specific equipment. Students will also review boxing techniques and strategies utilized by former and modern day athletes/coaches. Methodology, strategy, and self-defense applications will continue to be included. Excessive force, violence, or aggression are not required, expected, or allowed and will not be tolerated.

EXSC 1900 Worldwide Fitness and Wellness Trends

Credits: 1
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1900 (PDF)
This course is designed to explore the constantly evolving field of Exercise Science. In the rise and fall of fitness trends, students must be equipped with basic scientific understanding in exercise theories to discern between trends, fads, safe, and harmful methods for physical training. This course seeks to empower students with the knowledge in exercise science and wellness to improve their lives and of those around them.

EXSC 1990 Exercise Science Special Topics

Credits: 0
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1990 (PDF)
This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.

EXSC 2010 Essentials of Exercise Science

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2010 (PDF)
This course provides an in-depth look into topics such as the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise, exercise anatomy, exercise metabolism, and how the nervous, skeletal, muscular and endocrine systems respond during exercise. (3 hours lecture)Prerequisite: Placement into Engl 1201It is strongly recommended that students in the Personal Training Certificate program take EXSC 2010 and EXSC 2100 at the same time in order to sit for the NASM-CPT exam.

EXSC 2100 Concepts of Training

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2100 (PDF)
This course will allow students to research, explore, discuss, and compare different training strategies based on empirical research that are designed to improve health, wellness, and performance, and to modify lifestyle behaviors. Students will comprehend how and when to apply each training method upon distinguishing individual needs and wants of different persons while adhering to current training guidelines, principles of training, and current accepted Exercise Science training theories.In order to sit for the NASM-CPT exam, it is strongly recommended that students register for both 2010 and 2100 at the same time.

EXSC 2110 Advanced Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2110 (PDF)
This course is designed to expose students to practical application scenarios in which they will conduct risk factor screenings, fitness assessments, and exercise programming (including appropriate progressions, instructions and spotting techniques). The purpose of this course is to facilitate the application of theoretical concepts previously learned; therefore, offering a bridge between theory and practice.Students will also have the opportunity to design, implement, and modify exercise programs for real and/or theoretical clients under direct supervision.

EXSC 2200 Applications of Training

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2200 (PDF)
This course will allow students to devise, apply, analyze, and practice different training strategies based on empirical research that are designed to improve health, wellness, and performance, and to modify lifestyle behaviors. Students will apply specific training methods to individuals based on the results of initial fitness testing and interview while adhering to current training guidelines, principles of training, and current accepted Exercise Science training theories. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)Prerequisite: EXSC 2100 with a grade of C or better

EXSC 2270 Essentials of Sport & Exercise Nutrition

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2270 (PDF)
This course presents the scientific basis for sports nutrition building upon basic nutritional concepts. Students will review, describe, and interpret the macronutrient needs and recommendations for athletic performance (this would include pre-, during, and post-exercise fueling), energy expenditure during resistance and cardiovascular exercise, the diet during training, the timing and composition of the pre- , during, and post- competition fueling, the use of nutritional supplements, and the special needs of various athletic groups. The course provides practical and scientifically based information for those entering the exercise science field as well as the competitive athlete and people of all ages wishing to incorporate nutrition into an active lifestyle.Prerequisite: HLTH 1070 with a recommended grade of C or better

EXSC 2300 Concepts of Group Fitness Instruction

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2300 (PDF)
This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in group fitness instruction, as well as preparation for a national certification exam in group fitness instruction. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the instructorparticipant relationship, the principles of motivation to encourage adherence in the group fitness setting, effective instructor to participant communication techniques, methods for enhancing group leadership, and the group fitness instructors (GFIs) professional role.

EXSC 2390 Current Research Trends in Exercise Science

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2390 (PDF)
This course is designed for formulating, designing, and implementing meaningful research into timely and practical educational issues within the exercise science field. The study of a particular topic(s) of special importance, relevance, and currency to those going into the exercise science field will be the main theme. Course content may vary with each offering.

EXSC 2490 Kinesiology

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2490 (PDF)
Course Content includes study of human movement and the muscular system. Skeletal and major muscular systems will be studied in detail in order to better understand how human movement is produced. Students will anatomically analyze movements and be introduced to the concepts of biomechanics. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Prerequisites: EXSC 2010 - Essentials of Exercise Science (Minimum grade: 1.67 GPA Equivalent)

EXSC 2600 Wellness Coaching and Behavior Change

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2600 (PDF)
The course will provide students with key tools for promoting behavior change and creating a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Concepts essential to understanding the psychological and behavioral aspects of wellbeing will be explored. Applications are made to future exercise science professionals in aiding oneself and others in the movement towards wellness. Students will learn strategies, such as motivational interviewing, decisional balance, operant conditioning, and appreciative inquiry, in order to aide oneself and clients through the stages of change and healthier habits.

EXSC 2700 Wellness Coaching Theory and Practice

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2700 (PDF)
This course examines health and wellness coaching techniques with an emphasis on the practical application of evidence-based interventions, current practices, and skills used to promote healthy lifestyle changes. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to assess a clients lifestyle behaviors and then support them through behavior change. This course is designed to prepare students for national certification in health and wellness coaching.

EXSC 2750 Wellness Coaching & Health Promotion

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2750 (PDF)
This course examines theoretical frameworks of evidence-based health interventions and current practices relevant to health/wellness coaching. Students will explore coaching competencies, professional ethics, and diversity all in preparation for a national certification exam in health/wellness coaching. Students will also examine the role of the wellness coach within the corporate wellness field and their ability to facilitate change among employees and corporations. Prerequisites: EXSC 2010 and EXSC 2100 with a grade of C or betterIt is strongly recommended that students have already sat for and passed their CPT exam prior to sitting for the ACE Health Coach exam.