Exercise Physiology (EXP)

EXP 501. Applied Exercise Physiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Selective review of the pertinent areas of basic physiology and the application of this knowledge to exercise conditions. Consists of both lecture and laboratory format. Fall.

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EXP 502. Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 501 or consent of instructor.

Description: Effects of exercise to prevent coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis; specific effects of exercise on the established risk factors. Exercise as a rehabilitative measure in heart attack recovery. Spring.

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EXP 503. Clinical Exercise Physiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 502 or consent of instructor.

Description: This course provides students with in-depth content regarding the physiology of exercise specifically related to clinical populations.

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EXP 600. Physiology of Exercise3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 501 and EXP 605 or consent of instructor.

Description: Effects of physical activities and work-related stress on the human organism. Includes energy liberation, circulation and respiration, physical work capacity, physical training, energy cost of various activities, nutrition and performance, temperature regulation, factors affecting performance and fitness, physiology of various sport activities. Laboratory demonstrations and projects and discussion of current literature. Spring.

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EXP 601. Laboratory Methods in Exercise Physiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor Basic laboratory techniques in Exercise Physiology will be covered, including: oxygen consumption, strength measurement, body composition, etc.

Description: General concepts of data collection including validity and reliability will be emphasized. Scientific writing skills will be developed through the use of lab reports. Experimental design and analysis will be briefly discussed. Fall.

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EXP 602. Biochemistry of Exercise3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 600 or consent of instructor.

Description: Examination of nutritional, energetic and metabolic aspects of exercise. Emphasis on various biochemical control mechanisms that function during exercise and biochemical adaptations that occur through exercise training. Spring.

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EXP 603. Seminar in Exercise Physiology3 Units

Description: Reviews, presentations and discussions of current topics in exercise physiology.

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EXP 604. Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 600 or consent of instructor.

Description: Independent study under the guidance of a selected faculty member.

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EXP 605. Human Physiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Fundamental mechanisms of human physiology and study of coordinated body functions. Emphasis on neuromuscular, circulatory, respiratory and endocrine systems. Fall.

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EXP 606. Case Study Practicum3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 501/HPES 486, and EXP 502.

Description: Analysis and critical review of case studies for special population. Exercise prescription, assessment of test results and lifestyle modifications.

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EXP 607. Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology3 Units

Description: This course provides a foundation for the interaction of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and the control of human movement.

Note: Cross-listed with HSS 597.

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EXP 608. Strength and Conditioning I3 Units

Description: The course provides some of the content to prepare students for certifications offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS), USA weightlifting (Sport Performance Coach), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified, SCCC), National Academy of Sports Medicine (Performance Enhancement Specialist, PES and Corrective Exercise Specialist, CES), and Functional Movement Systems (Functional Movement Screening, FMS).

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EXP 609. Strength and Conditioning II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 608.

Description: This course is a continuation of EXP 608. It is designed to optimize more practical programming and coaching opportunities. It is designed to prepare students to develop and implement safe and effective programming for a variety of athletic populations through manipulation of programming variables and periodization strategies. This course , as well as Strength and Conditioning I, provides some of the content to prepare students for certifications offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Functional Movement Systems Inc.

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EXP 611. Principles of Electrocardiography (EKG)3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EXP 501, EXP 502 and EXP 605 or consent of instructor.

Description: Mechanical and electrical properties of the heart and skeletal muscle. Basic interpretation of EKG signals and EMG.

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EXP 620. Exercise Physiology Clinical Internship3-6 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): EXP 501, EXP 502, EXP 600, EXP 605 and EXP 611 or consent of instructor.

Description: Experience in exercise testing prescription, and leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Experiences available for select special populations including the elderly, diabetic, individuals with back pain and pulmonary function problems.

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EXP 699. Thesis1-6 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Consent of advisor.

Description: Thesis hours.

Note: Pass/Fail.

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