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  • ESS 100 Cr.1

    Physical Activities

    A program of instruction to enhance participation in physical activities throughout one’s lifetime. The primary emphases for specific activities may include acquiring a knowledge base, learning new skills and/or refining skills, developing components of health-related fitness, enhancing affective skills. Repeatable for credit. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

    +ESS 104 Cr.2

    Dance Appreciation

    This course attempts to develop an awareness and appreciation of the role of dance in human society through the study of its purposes, functions and various forms. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 110 Cr.2

    Introduction to Sport Management

    This course exposes students to the profession of sport management. The course provides a broad overview of the sport industry, covers fundamental knowledge and skill sets of the sport manager, and provides students with information on specific sport industry segments for potential employment and career choices. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 112 Cr.4

    Fundamentals of Movement

    This course is designed to provide an understanding of the development of fundamental movement skills and movement concepts related to the elementary physical education student. Emphasis is placed on attaining knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for the elementary physical education student. This course includes fundamental movements, educational games, and educational dance. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 113 Cr.1

    Basic Swimming

    This course is open to Exercise and Sport Science majors and minors only. Emphasis is placed on the improvement of the individual student’s swimming skill. Course content ranges from the non-swimmer level through American Red Cross intermediate skill level. Physical education teaching majors and minors are required to enroll in ESS 113 unless they hold one of the following American Red Cross certifications: Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard Training. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 115 Cr.2

    Orientation to Exercise and Sport Science

    This course is designed to introduce the Exercise and Sport Science major to the profession of exercise and sport science and to give insight into the many diverse careers that can result from studying the discipline. Background knowledge of the foundations of the profession and the selection of a career path that reflects personal interests and abilities will be the focus. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 116 Cr.2

    Water Safety Instruction

    This course is designed to cover the basic components for certification by the ARC including infant and preschool, Longfellow’s Whale Tales, progressive instruction, safety training for swim coaches and basic and emergency water safety. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be certified to instruct aquatics by the American Red Cross. Offered Fall.

    ESS 117 Cr.2

    Health Related Fitness Activities in PE

    This course is designed to help students start to understand health-related fitness self-efficacy promotion through lifetime physical activity applications. Students will focus on exercise prescription design and goal setting strategies linked to skill development in fitness related activities. This activity-based course will focus on fitness principle applications as they relate to cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition activities. Pedagogical strategies and the Personalized System of Instruction model will be introduced for health related fitness activity integration. Lect. 1, Lab 2. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 118 Cr.2

    Introduction to Physical Education Teaching Profession

    This course is designed to introduce students to the physical education teaching profession. The course presents the role that physical education plays in the overall development and education of children. Students focus on learning national standards and guidelines related to the physical education teacher profession. Emphasis is on developing the ability to describe, discuss and reflect upon issues in the physical education teaching profession, including student characteristics, teacher responsibilities, professional vocabulary and concepts, advocacy, current issues, and historical factors. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 121 Cr.2

    Adventure Theory for Physical Educators

    This course presents the concepts of adventure education including cooperative and initiative games. The students will learn to use and implement a ropes course as a classroom for different age groups and diverse populations, especially as applied to physical education programs. Much of the emphasis of the adventure theory will be introducing the teaching and methodology of adventure education. This course introduces undergraduate students to teaching adventure education in elementary and secondary physical education programs in the schools. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 130 Cr.1-2

    Officiating Athletics

    Provides a general background of the rules, interpretations and mechanics of officiating athletic events at various levels of competition. Knowledge in this area may lead to WIAA certification in the following sports: basketball, baseball, football, gymnastics, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Repeatable for credit. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 181 Cr.3

    Introduction to Sports Medicine

    An introductory course designed to provide insight into the areas of sports medicine. Fundamental emergency care procedures and wrapping/taping techniques are taught. Students are exposed to athletic training room procedures, accident forms, maintenance of equipment and use of athletic training materials. Enrollment in the course is dependent on an application/selection process. See requirements for athletic training emphasis. Prerequisite: admission to athletic training major plan. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall.

    ESS 182 Cr.3

    Prevention and Emergency Care for Athletic Trainers

    This course is designed to provide knowledge and experience in prevention and emergency care procedures. Students will learn emergency care procedures through mock practice. They will be exposed to advanced taping techniques, equipment selection and fitting, spineboarding, and receive certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and in First Aid. Prerequisite: ESS 181. Offered Spring.

    ESS 201 Cr.1

    Safety, First Aid and CPR

    Instruction and practice in proper first aid principles, procedures and emergency care including CPR training. American National Red Cross Standard First Aid certification and CPR certification will be awarded to those students who meet certification requirements. One lecture/lab for seven weeks. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 205 Cr.3

    Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science I

    This course is designed to cover the structure and function of the muscular, nervous skeletal, sensory, and integumentary systems. Emphasis will be placed on the musculoskeletal system during the laboratory component. Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or BIO 105 or MIC 100. (Not open for credit to students who have credit in BIO 312.) Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 206 Cr.3

    Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science II

    This course is designed to cover the maintenance of homeostasis through study of the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, endocrine, and renal systems. Metabolism will also be discussed. It will also cover metabolism and fluid/electrolyte balance. Lect. 3. Prerequisite: ESS 205. (Not open for credit for students who have had BIO 313.) Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 207 Cr.3

    Human Motor Behavior

    This course is an investigation into the nature of human motor development, motor control, and motor learning. Topics will be approached from a constraints perspective, focusing on the interaction among the individual, the environment, and the task. Prerequisite: ESS PE majors must have ESS 112. Lect. 2, Lab 2. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 209 Cr.2

    Strength Training Clinical I

    A course designed to provide practical experience in the supervision of a strength center. Students will have the opportunity to instruct proper lifting technique, assist with the assessment of strength, power and speed, and learn facility and equipment maintenance. Lab 4. Prerequisite: ESS 205 or ESS 206 or concurrent enrollment; admission to strength and conditioning concentration. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 225 Cr.3

    Introduction to Physical Education Teaching Methodology

    This course focuses on teaching methodology in Physical Education. Students will complete observational clinical experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Emphasis will be placed on developing knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to instruction, management, lesson planning, assessment, and reflection. Students will complete Benchmark I for the electronic portfolio process. Prerequisite: ESS 118. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 231 Cr.3

    Introduction to Adapted Physical Education

    This course is designed to introduce future teachers to teaching physical education to PK-12 students with disabilities. Course content includes general characteristics of selected disabilities and how these disabilities impact a person’s movement potential and performance, the federal and state laws pertaining to the education of PK-12 students with disabilities, the process of special education referral and placement of students in the least restrictive environment, appropriate physical education teaching methods to use for inclusive instructional settings, adapted teaching techniques for motor development, health-related fitness, sport/recreational skills, and aquatics; and behavior management techniques. In addition, all students are required to participate in the UW-La Crosse Motor Development Program conducted on Thursday evenings for approximately 25 clinical education hours for the semester. Lect. 2, Lab 3. Prerequisite: ESS 225 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 233 Cr.2

    Teaching Methods in Adapted Aquatics

    This course focuses on strategies and techniques for teaching persons who are disabled in an aquatic setting. Emphasis is placed on program and teacher effectiveness. Two-hour lab required. Students are expected to have intermediate level swimming skills. Priority enrollment will be given to students admitted to the Adapted Physical Education concentration. Lect. 1, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 231 or RTH 326. Priority enrollment will be given to students admitted to the Adapted Physical Education Minor. Offered Fall, Summer.

    ESS 249 Cr.2

    Youth Sport Issues

    An investigation of how youth sport programs can provide a healthy experience for participants. Concepts dealing with when to teach sport techniques and the physical, psychological and social implications of athletic experiences will be covered. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 258 Cr.3

    Teaching Activities I

    An activity-based course focused on skills and knowledge related to team, individual and leisure activities for children in grades 3-12. There will be two team, two individual, and two leisure activities selected from the following activities: Team (Soccer, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Field Games, Speedball, Speedaway, Gator Ball); Individual (Badminton, Bowling); Leisure (Yoga, Pilates, Fitness Walking). Prerequisite: ESS 225. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS/PSY/WGS 259 Cr.1-3

    Girls and Women in Sport

    This course is an introduction to the involvement of girls and women with sport. It includes a historical perspective on women’s sport participation, cultural images of women athletes, teaching and coaching implications of current research, Title IX, and recreation/leisure approaches to physical activity. Course content may vary according to instructor. (Cross-listed with ESS/PSY/WGS; may only earn credit in one department.) Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 261 Cr.2

    Educational Gymnastics

    This course prepares the student to safely plan and conduct an educational gymnastics curriculum through the study of jumping and landing, balance, hanging and swinging, and rolling and transfer of weight activities. Emphasis is on appropriate progressions, safety procedures, proper mechanics, and sequencing of skills, methodology, fitness and games within a gymnastics environment and error analysis on a variety of gymnastics apparatus.  Course will include 4-6 clinical hours with school children. Lect. 1, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 112. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 281 Cr.2

    Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

    Gives students who are interested in inter-scholastic athletics part of the necessary background to become a qualified coach or director. This course includes: common injuries occurring as a result of participating in athletics and physical education activities; procedures and techniques in the prevention and care of injuries; and the understanding of the coaches’ and teachers’ roles in the care of injuries. Prerequisite: ESS 201, ESS 205. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 286 Cr.2

    Athletic Training Clinical I

    A course designed to provide clinical experiences in an athletic training setting. Students will have the opportunity to gain competency in skills that have been previously instructed and practiced in classroom and laboratory settings. Prerequisite: ESS 181; admission to athletic training major plan. Offered Fall.

    ESS 287 Cr.2

    Athletic Training Clinical II

    A course designed to provide clinical experiences in an athletic training setting. Students will have an opportunity to gain competency in upper extremity evaluation skills, and management of pathologies of the upper extremity, trunk/thorax and the head and neck that are common in athletics. Prerequisite: ESS 286. Offered Spring.

    ESS 302 Cr.3

    Physiology of Exercise

    Applied physiology: a study of how normal physiological function (homeostasis) is altered, and subsequently restored, in response to various forms of stress (exercise and training). Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or BIO 105 or MIC 100; grade of "C" or better in ESS 206 or BIO 313. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 303 Cr.2-3

    Biomechanics

    Biomechanics emphasizes the investigation and application of mechanical principles to the study of human motion and the motion of sport objects. Students will learn systematic approaches for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the human body as it engages in motor activities. Laboratory sessions are required for students that select the three-credit option. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ESS 205 or BIO 312. Recommended: MTH 150, MTH 151, or MTH 207. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 309 Cr.2

    Strength Training Clinical

    A course designed to provide practical experience in supervising a strength center. Students will have the opportunity to: instruct proper lifting technique; assist with and conduct assessments of strength, power and speed; learn how to maintain a strength facility; practice maintaining a strength facility; and assist with the design of lifting and conditioning programs. Lab 4. Prerequisite: ESS 368. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 310 Cr.2

    Teaching Outdoor Activities in Physical Ed

    This course will focus on teaching physical educators how to implement outdoor activities as part of the K-12 physical education curriculum. Included are such activities as hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, primitive camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, and biking. Common pedagogical knowledge and skills which cut across activities will be emphasized. Students will participate in the scope and sequence for skill development in at least two outdoor activities, and plan the scope and sequence for one additional outdoor activity. Lect. 4, Lab 1. Prerequisite: ESS 121, ESS 225; exercise sports science major plan. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 320 Cr.3

    Field Experience in Exercise Science or Sport Management

    Practical experience in an exercise science and/or sports management setting or formal observation in a clinical setting. Experiences provided may include: sports event facilitation, budget preparation and monitoring, preparing contracts, checking eligibility, marketing and promotion, exercise leadership, assisting with fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: acceptance into the exercise sports science major plan - exercise science or sport management emphasis. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

    ESS 321 Cr.2

    Evaluation in Health Education and Physical Education

    An introductory course in the meaning and application of measurement, tests, elementary statistical procedures and evaluation in physical education. Prerequisite: admission into teacher education. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 322 Cr.4

    Elementary Methods, Assessment and Clinical in Physical Education

    A junior level pedagogy course focused on developmentally appropriate methodology and assessment for the elementary physical education setting. Emphasis is placed on developing the capability to apply an understanding of planning for learning for the K-5 student. This course includes completion of a clinical experience in the elementary physical education setting. Lect. 3, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 207 or concurrent enrollment; admission to the physical education teacher education program. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 323 Cr.3

    Nutrition and Sport

    Basic principles of human nutrition and nutritional needs for athletes and/or active populations. Issues discussed include ergogenic aids, carbohydrate loading/manipulation, eating disorders, and protein supplementation. Practical application will include dietary analysis and composition for people in various activities and conditions. Prerequisite: ESS 302 or NUT 200. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 324 Cr.1-3

    Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Science

    Provides students with supervised study in a specific area of interest in their exercise and sport science academic program. Repeatable for credit - maximum 9 credits or maximum 3 courses. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

    ESS 325 Cr.4

    Secondary Methods, Assessment and Clinical in Physical Education

    A junior level pedagogy course focused on developmentally appropriate methodology and assessment for the secondary physical education setting. Emphasis is placed on developing the capability to apply an understanding of planning for learning for the 6-12 student. This course includes completion of a clinical experience in the secondary physical education setting. Lect. 3, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 207; admission to the physical education teacher education program. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 326 Cr.2

    Clinical Experience in Teaching Physical Education II

    Students will practice teaching with close supervision of both the university instructor and the elementary/middle school cooperating teacher. The students will learn to use objective analysis instruments, videotaping, computer analysis techniques, and intervention processes. Students will have a minimum of 48 hours of public school clinical experiences. Prerequisite: admission into teacher education. Must be taken concurrently with ESS 321, ESS 322, ESS 325. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 327 Cr.2

    Physical Education for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

    Students participate in lecture and laboratory experiences to gain and practice skills in teaching elementary physical education. Applied teaching experience occurs at a local school allowing for implementation of appropriate skill progression, movement education management and a variety of curriculum options. Lect. 1, Lab 2. Prerequisite: EFN 210, CI 211; elementary education major plan. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 344 Cr.3

    Introduction to Fitness Assessment

    The purpose of this course is to review the clinical and diagnostic approach to cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and to provide basic knowledge in evaluation, methodology and interpretation of fitness testing. Areas of emphasis will be population characteristics, participant screening and referral process, alternatives of fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 302; admission to exercise sports science major plan - fitness emphasis. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 348 Cr.2

    Theory of Coaching

    Theory of coaching specific competitive sports. Coaching and directing youth, club, inter-scholastic and intercollegiate sports programs. Theory of coaching the following sports will be offered on a rotational basis: baseball/softball, basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field/cross country, volleyball, and wrestling. Prerequisite: junior standing. A competitive background in and fundamental knowledge of the sport is HIGHLY recommended. Repeatable for credit - maximum 4. Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 349/549 Cr.2

    Psychology of Coaching Competitive Athletics

    Aids the prospective coach to better understand the application of psychological concepts to the coaching of sports. Emphasis will be on the methods of improving the performance of athletes through a better understanding of the factors affecting teaching and learning in athletics. Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 355 Cr.3

    Methods of Exercise Leadership

    This course will cover the methodology of developing, teaching and leading sound exercise workouts for all levels of physiological fitness and for individual needs. Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 302, ESS 303; admission to exercise sports science major plan - fitness emphasis. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 367 Cr.3

    Teaching Activities II

    An activity-based course focused on movement skills as they relate to children in grades 3-12 within team, individual and leisure activities. The main purpose is for the students to develop the knowledge of the basic skills and progressions related to each activity. There will be two team, two individual, and two leisure activities selected from, but not limited to, the following activities: team (softball, volleyball, team handball, flag football, ultimate frisbee), individual (golf, tennis), leisure (archery, cardio kickboxing, inline skating). Lab 6. Prerequisite: admission to physical education teacher education program. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 368 Cr.3

    Strength Training Techniques and Programs

    This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of proper lifting and spotting technique, an understanding of the various types of equipment and modes of strength training, basic program design and programming for special populations, and weight training for competition. Students will be taught to design and individualize a strength training program. Prerequisite: ESS 205 and ESS 206 or BIO 312 and BIO 313. ESS 100 Strength Training recommended. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 378 Cr.4

    Musculoskeletal Assessment of the Lower Body

    This course is designed for individuals seeking certification from the Board of Certification (BOC). Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions of the lower body. Students must integrate anatomical structures and physiological principles to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment. Lect. 3, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 286, ESS 379. Offered Spring.

    ESS 379 Cr.4

    Musculoskeletal Assessment of the Upper Body

    This course is designed for individuals seeking certification from the Board of Certification (BOC). Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions of the upper body. Students must integrate anatomical structures and physiological principles to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment. Lect. 3, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 181; admission to exercise sports science major plan - athletic training. Offered Fall.

    ESS 383 Cr.3

    Clinical Pathology for Exercise Science

    Course designed to introduce students to the pathology of injuries and illnesses of the body systems. Topics included are categorized into physiological responses to trauma, disease, inflammatory responses and autoimmune/immunodeficiency responses to various diseases. Prerequisite: admission to athletic training major plan or ESS exercise science program. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

    ESS 386 Cr.2

    Athletic Training Clinical III

    A course designed to provide clinical experience in an athletic training setting. Students will have an opportunity to gain competency in lower extremity evaluation skills, and management of pathologies of the lower extremity that are common in athletics. Prerequisite: ESS 287. Offered Fall.

    ESS 387 Cr.2

    Athletic Training Clinical IV

    A course designed to provide clinical experience in an athletic training setting. Students will have an opportunity to gain competency in utilization of therapeutic modalities for the management of pathologies that are common in athletics. Prerequisite: ESS 386. Offered Spring.

    ESS 400 Cr.3

    Pharmacology in Athletic Training

    This course covers the basic pharmacokinetic principles including absorption, biotransformation, and elimination. Pharmaceutical agents covered include analgesic agents, steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetics, psychotropic drugs, antibiotic agents, antihypertensive and anti-arrhythmic pharmaceuticals, cardio-active drugs, diuretic medications, anti-asthmatic agents, and medications commonly used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Prescription and nonprescription agents as well as indications, contraindications, and potential interactions of pharmaceuticals will be covered. Prerequisite: admission to the exercise sports science major plan - athletic training. Offered Spring.

    ESS 401 Cr.2

    Teaching Dance

    Theory and methods of teaching age-appropriate dance activities for students in elementary and secondary physical education. Emphasis will be on skill progressions, teaching models and methods, and assessment. Lect. 1, Lab 2. Prerequisite: admission to the physical education teacher education program. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 402 Cr.1

    Advanced Activities

    A program of opportunities to enhance advanced teaching knowledge and participation in a self-selected physical activity. The course will go beyond the knowledge, skills and strategies that may be offered at the introductory level. These opportunities may include, but not be limited to, participation in advanced activity classes offered both on and off campus, participation in advanced certification programs, intern teaching experiences in the student’s area of expertise. Repeatable for credit in different activities - maximum 3. Only one credit counts toward the PETE major. Prerequisite: ESS 321, ESS 322, ESS 325, ESS 326. Pass/Fail grading.

    ESS 403 Cr.2

    Advanced Strength Training Applications and Techniques

    This course presents advanced strength training and conditioning theory and practice. Designed primarily for students specializing in strength and conditioning, the course explores advanced periodization models and their utilization, mastery and analysis of Olympic lifts, plyometric programming, ergogenic aids (identification, legal implications, nutritional alternatives,) facility design, and special population needs. Prerequisite: ESS 302, ESS 303, ESS 368. Offered Fall.

    ESS 407 Cr.3

    Sport Management and Society

    This course is designed to provide the foundation for an understanding of the ethical, social, cultural, and psychological aspects for the operation of programs in athletics, sports, physical education and fitness. The student will be able to identify current social, cultural, and ethical issues and problems and the potential solutions to these problems. Prerequisite: admission to exercise sports science major plan - sport management; junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 409 Cr.2

    Strength Training Clinical III

    A course designed to provide practical experience in management of a strength center. Students will have the opportunity to instruct proper lifting technique, assess strength, power and speed, maintain the strength facility, design lifting and conditioning programs, and assist with the supervision and instruction of junior staff members. Lab 4. Prerequisite: ESS 302, ESS 303, ESS 309, ESS 368. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 410 Cr.2

    Legal Implications of Sport and Activity

    This course addresses the legal aspects for the operation and administration of sports programs, competitive athletic programs, and community and commercial fitness programs. Prerequisite: admission to exercise sports science major plan - fitness or sport management emphasis. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 411 Cr.2

    Strength and Conditioning Educator Training

    This course is a capstone experience for students specializing in strength and conditioning. Content includes exercise physiology and biomechanics, nutrition and ergogenic aids, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and organization and administration of a strength and conditioning facility. Prerequisite: ESS 403 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Spring.

    ESS 412 Cr.3

    Issues and Philosophies in Teaching Physical Education

    This course is designed to provide student teachers with an opportunity for communication and discussed focused on student teaching experiences. Course emphasis is placed on development of teaching competencies as outlined by the beginning teacher standards. Taken concurrently with Student Teaching. Prerequisite: completion of all course work required to student teach; successful completion of PRAXIS II exam. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 421 Cr.3

    Sport Operations Management/Event and Venue Management

    This course is designed to introduce students to principles and procedures for preparing, planning, operating, managing, and evaluating event and venue in sports settings. Students will gain a greater understanding of event and venue management and the total operation of sports organizations. Prerequisite: admission to exercise sports science plan - sport management emphasis; junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 422 Cr.3

    Teaching Healthy Active Lifestyles

    This course provides the pre-service physical education student with the pedagogical skills necessary to promote, advocate for, and empower K-12 students to become lifelong learners who value physical activity. This course will focus on health related fitness concepts and applications related to exercise prescription, nutritional planning, exercise adherence, and fitness skill development for students in the K-12 setting. Physical education majors will also explore curricular and instructional models that promote and foster health and fitness applications to K-12 students. Prerequisite: ESS 302 or concurrent enrollment; admission to the physical education teacher education program. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 423/523 Cr.2

    Individual and Social Factors in Physical Education

    This course focuses on contemporary and historical perspectives on socio-cultural and philosophical issues that influence schooling and physical education teacher preparation, including race, gender, sexuality, ability, disability, obesity and culturally responsive teaching. Prerequisite: admission to an exercise sports science major program; junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 424 Cr.4

    Curriculum Development and Administration of Elementary/Secondary Physical Education Programs

    Senior level experience designed to provide an understanding of the curriculum development process through application. Selection of activities based on national and state standards, community resources, growth and developmental characteristics and facilities. Includes content and experiences related to PK-12 program development including scope and sequence, program evaluation, scheduling, advocacy activity and co-curricular/outside school activities. The administrative component will include principles related to gender equity, risk management, budgeting, collaboration, and program accountability. Prerequisite: admission to the physical education teacher education program; senior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 430/530 Cr.3

    Disability and Physical Activity Implications

    The etiology and effects of select physical, sensory, intellectual and other developmental disabilities will be addressed. Content emphasizes movement implications and strategies to enhance physical activity behavior. Students in the adapted physical education teaching minor or graduate program are given priority enrollment. Prerequisite: ESS 231 or RTH 326; junior standing. Offered Fall, Summer.

    ESS 431 Cr.1

    Fitness Programming for Persons with Disabilities

    Students learn techniques for health-related physical fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and activity adaptations. The focus is on hands-on clinical skill development in an evidence-based exercise program for individuals with disabilities. Students should take this course within two semesters after completion of ESS 430. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

    ESS 432 Cr.3

    Financial Aspects of Sport

    This course is designed to study financial management principles including budget development, fundraising, and economic impact for use in the administration of sport and athletic programs. In addition, emphasis will be placed on sources of revenue and expense for sport organizations and their use in sport management. The student will understand why budget and finance in sport is a critical component of all sports related industries. Prerequisite: admission to exercise sports science plan - sport management emphasis; junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 435/535 Cr.1

    Sports for Persons with Disabilities

    This course addresses sports that have either been modified based on traditional sports or developed specifically for various physical, intellectual, and sensory disability groups. Content includes developmental sport models, disability sport organizations, fitness training, community advocacy and involvement, and infusion into physical education and interscholastic sports programs. Lect. 1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: ESS 231; junior standing. Priority enrollment will be given to students admitted to the adapted physical education teaching minor. Offered Spring, Summer.

    ESS 436/536 Cr.3

    Assessment and Program Evaluation in Adapted Physical Education

    This course provides an introduction to appropriate instruments and testing strategies necessary for assessing the gross motor development and health-related physical fitness levels of persons with disabilities. Students learn how to administer, interpret, and use the results of motor assessments to develop individualized education program plans that are utilized in either adapted or general physical education programs for students with disabilities. Priority enrollment will be given to students admitted to the Adapted Physical Education concentration. Prerequisite: ESS 231; junior standing. Offered Spring, Summer.

    ESS 437/537 Cr.3

    Teaching and Service Delivery Models in Adapted Physical Education

    This course focuses on adapted physical education teaching strategies and service delivery models in PK-12 settings. Instructional programming and best practices in early childhood, elementary, middle/secondary, and transitional programs for students with disabilities in adapted physical education are covered. Emphasis is on collaboration among professional service providers such as special educators, regular physical educators, and related service personnel. (e.g. occupational, physical, and recreational therapists), as well as health and other community agency staff. School visits and practical teaching are included, along with guest presentations on related disciplines and program. Lect. 2, Lab 3. Prerequisite: admission to adapted physical education minor. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 439 Cr.3

    Teaching Methods and Internship in Adapted Physical Education

    Students are provided practical teaching and supervision opportunities to enhance their skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating adapted physical education programs for children and youth with a variety of disabilities. Emphasis is also placed on effective staff collaboration and consultation as well as teacher and program supervision. Participation in the motor development program laboratory is required. Lect. 2, Lab 3. Prerequisite: 3 courses from: ESS 233, ESS 430, ESS 436, ESS 437. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 442 Cr.2

    Aging and Physical Activity

    The course will explore why and how physical activity must change to meet the modifications that occur to the human body with aging. The physiological and psychological status of an aging population will be presented, along with suggestions to address the physical activity needs of this growing group. Practical experience in both on and off campus sites. Prerequisite: ESS 302; admission to exercise sports science major plan - fitness emphasis or have a declared emphasis in gerontology. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 443 Cr.3

    Fitness Across the Lifespan

    This course will explore why and how physical activity must change to meet the modifications that occur in the human body as it matures from childhood to older adulthood. Students will address the principles and procedures for designing physical fitness experiences for all ages. Lecture, practice, and field experiences are included. Prerequisite: ESS 302; ESS 303; admission to exercise sports science plan - exercise science emphasis or a declared emphasis in gerontology. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 445/545 Cr.3

    Facility Management in Sport

    A study of planning techniques concerning facility development and maintenance for schools, athletic clubs, fitness centers and professional sport organizations. Prerequisite: admission to exercise sports science plan - sport management emphasis or exercise sports science graduate program; junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

    ESS 446 Cr.3

    Current Research and Trends in Exercise Science

    A lecture/discussion-based course in which relevant and current research and industry trends are thoroughly reviewed and analyzed. Students are encouraged to take this course near the end of their careers as undergraduate students in the ESS-Exercise Science emphasis. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 447 Cr.3

    Administration in Fitness and Sport

    The course will cover principles of administrative theory and practice in the fitness and sport industry, including general administrative functions, public relations, personnel, budget and finance, facility management, and evaluation techniques. Prerequisite: admission to exercise sports science plan - fitness or sport management emphasis. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 448 Cr.3

    Promotion and Development of Fitness and Sport Programs

    This course will provide understanding of and skill in the promotion process as it relates to advertising and public relations activities for the operation of programs in sport, physical education and fitness. Primary focus will be on the application of promotion principles to specific sport scenarios. Prerequisite: MKT 309, admission to exercise sports science plan - fitness or sport management emphasis. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 449 Cr.1

    Seminar in Fitness/Sports Management

    An in-depth orientation to the required senior internship experience. Required course to be taken one semester prior to internship. Prerequisite: GPA of 2.75 (cumulative and major); admission to the exercise sports science plan - fitness or sport management emphasis; senior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 450 Cr.8-12

    Exercise and Sport Science Internship

    The internship is designed to be a terminal experience for students majoring in fitness or sport management (12 credits) emphases and athletic training (eight credits) with an intensive supervised practical work experience. Prerequisite: fitness and sport management majors: all course work for the appropriate major must be completed and a minimum cumulative and emphasis GPA of 2.75; athletic training emphasis: ESS 484. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

    ESS 451 Cr.2-3

    Practicum in Athletic Coaching

    The practicum in athletic coaching is designed to be a terminal experience for students completing the concentration in Coaching Competitive Athletics. Students will be placed with department approved university or public/private school athletic teams to obtain practical coaching experience in the sport(s) of their choice. The practicum experience will be supervised by coaches of the assigned team and the director of the concentration in coaching competitive athletics. Repeatable for credit in different sport(s) - maximum 6. Prerequisite: completion of requirements in coaching concentration with the exception of ESS 368 and ESS 404 and elective credits. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

    ESS 452/552 Cr.2

    7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    An in depth study of lifestyle principles as identified by Stephen Covey in the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Students will explore how to apply these principles as teachers and coaches personally and with peers, students and athletes. Prerequisite: senior standing. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 460/560 Cr.1-3

    Exercise Science Clinical Forum

    Visiting lecturers as well as university professors will address various topics related to exercise science. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 480/680 Cr.2

    Injury Prevention, Management and Rehabilitation

    Designed to assist the student in refinement of skills in prevention, management and rehabilitation of injuries occurring in a high activity environment. Special attention will be given to injury recognition and common injuries. Basic rehabilitation protocols will be reviewed in addition to conditions for referral. Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered Occasionally.

    ESS 481 Cr.4

    Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Training

    Introduction to the principles and therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions and the role of rehabilitation in athletic training. Course is designed for the students interested in taking the certification examination from the Board of Certification (BOC). Lect. 3, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ESS 287, ESS 378. Offered Fall.

    ESS 483 Cr.3

    Administration of Athletic Training Programs

    A study and analysis of administrative policies involved in the management of an efficient athletic training program. Course is designed to provide information in program and strategic planning, evaluation of plans, record keeping, facility design and planning, budgeting and purchasing, inventory control, management of human resources, and governance structures in athletic training. Prerequisite: ESS 387, ESS 484. Offered Fall.

    ESS 484 Cr.4

    Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Trainers

    This course covers the knowledge and skills needed in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions seen by athletic trainers. Rehabilitation strategies are designed to utilize rehabilitation principles and functional activities to prepare patients for safe return to activity. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: ESS 481, ESS 386. Offered Spring.

    ESS 485 Cr.3

    Current Readings/Research in Athletic Training

    This course is designed to give students an overview of the research process in athletic training. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of building a research base in athletic training, the basics of developing a research study, protecting human subjects, presenting and publishing data, manuscripts review, and fundamentals of grant writing. Students will also review and discuss current published research in the field and give presentations pertaining to special topics not included in regular course work. Prerequisite: ESS 483, ESS 486. Offered Spring.

    ESS 486 Cr.2

    Athletic Training Clinical V

    A course designed to provide clinical experience in an athletic training setting. Students will have an opportunity to gain competency in rehabilitation and management of pathologies that are common in athletics. Prerequisite: ESS 387. Offered Fall.

    ESS 499 Cr.3

    Seminar in Physical Education

    The provision of intensified experiences in the solution of some individual or group problem. The utilization of some rudimentary research techniques receive marked attention, including the formulation of hypotheses, the design of study, the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Prerequisite: open to students of 'honor' quality having senior standing; minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. Offered Occasionally.