EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (ESS)
College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education Department Chair: Patrick DiRocco
137 Mitchell Hall, 608-785-8173
Professors: Batesky, Esten, Foster, Hastad, Porcari, Steffen, Tymeson; Associate Professors: DiRocco, Mikat; Assistant Professors: Anderson, Barnd, Felix, Gibson, M., Lonning, Martinez, McBride, J., McBride, T., Pein, Pinske, Schockmel, Skemp, Yu; Lecturers: Dobertstein, Dodge, DuBois, Engen, Gibson, B., Healy, Heeren, Kennedy, Kline, Perkins, Petersen, Russell, Schull.
UW-La Crosse students transferring into the College of HPER must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at the time of transfer.
(Teacher Certification programs) — 53 credits of professional requirements. Required courses: (freshman year) ESS 112, 113**, 115, 120; (sophomore year) ESS 205, 206, 207, 225, 226, 258, 261 (junior year): ESS 201, 302, 303, 312, 321, 326, 367; (senior year) ESS 401, 402, 412, 422, 424; teacher education requirements: C-I 323, 325, and C-I 403 student teaching practicum; statutory requirements: ERS 100* or HIS 306* or SOC 225* or W-S 230*; C-S 101* or EDM 275 or approved HED/ESS computer workshop; PSY 370; EFN 205; ESS 231; and RDG 330.
Physical education teacher certification majors and minors are required to take BIO 103 or 105, HPR 105, and PSY 100 to meet prerequisite requirements for advanced courses. These courses will also fulfill General Education requirements.
Students should refer to Teacher Education Council and State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) policies identified in the School of Education section on p. 78. These policies apply to students in all teacher certification programs.
Students must have successfully completed all parts of the PPST, earned and maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 and be admitted to teacher education in order to enroll in teacher education courses. In order to enroll in student teaching practicum courses, students must have earned and maintained a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the major, minor, concentration and professional course work.
Athletic Training Major — 62 credits.
Required courses: HPR 105*; ESS 181, 201, 205, 206, 207, 282, 302, 303, 349, 378, 379, 382, 450, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485; HED 230; PSY 212.
Athletic training majors are required to take BIO 105*, MTH 205* or 250*, and PHY 104 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses.
Admission to the athletic training program is competitive and not all who apply can be accommodated. Students admitted into the athletic training program must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and complete 1200 supervised
laboratory hours. Admission requires an application/selection process for entry into ESS 181. Enrollment in ESS 181 is limited to 25 candidates who will be considered for final selection into the curriculum following completion of ESS 181 and subsequent semester of volunteer athletic training center experience. Eight to ten of the 25 candidates are selected at the end of the two-semester experience to enter the CAAHEP accredited undergraduate curriculum. Application deadline for enrollment in ESS 181 is February 1 for consideration for each fall semester. Application materials may be obtained from the director, athletic training program. Notification of acceptance into ESS 181 will be made by approximately May 1.
Students accepted to the athletic training educational program after the observational year may not participate in intercollegiate athletics secondary to scheduling conflicts with clinical and field experiences required in the educational program.
Consideration for selection into ESS 181 is based on the following criteria:
1. Acceptance into the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse;
2. Cumulative high school/university GPA;
3. GPA in science and sports medicine related course work;
4. SAT or ACT scores and rank in class;
5. Strength of student’s athletic training commitment as reflected in letters of recommendation;
6. Previous athletic training/sports medicine experience, extracurricular activities and leadership experience.
7. Evaluation of application by selection committee.
Exercise and Sport Science Major with Fitness Emphasis — 60 credits.
Required courses (57 credits): ESS 115, 201, 205, 206, 281, 302, 303, 320, 323, 343, 344, 355, 368, 410, 442, 443, 447, 449, 450 (12 credits); MKT 309; CST 260 or MGT 300.
Electives (3 credits):
ESS 100 Lifeguard Training
ESS 100 Swim Fitness
ESS 100 Water Exercise
ESS 100 Aerobic Exercise
ESS 100 Jogging and Fitness
ESS 100 Cross Country Skiing
ESS 100 Tennis
ESS 100 Golf
ESS 100 In-Line Skating
ESS 100 Fitness Walking
ESS 100 Cycling
ESS 116 Water Safety Instructor
HED 342, 354, 433, 452, 454, 456
MGT 205, 308, 385; MKT 365, 444.
Workshops: A maximum of three credits of approved workshops may be applicable to the fitness emphasis.
Exercise and sport science majors with fitness emphasis are required to take BIO 103 or 105 and C-S 101 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education requirements.
Admission to the fitness emphasis is competitive and not all who apply may be accommodated. From those applying each year, approximately 30 will be admitted into the fitness emphasis.
Admission and retention process:
1. To be considered for admission to the exercise
and sport science major fitness emphasis, the student must have
completed or be “in progress” of completing at least 45 semester credits, including general education credits and the
five preadmission core courses (BIO 103 or 105; C-S 101; ESS 115, 205, 206) with a grade of at least “C” in each of
these core courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
2. Applications are due October 1 to be considered for admission to the program spring semester or February 1 to be considered for admission to the program for fall semester. All candidates must meet academic, professional involvement, physical fitness and personal qualifications and be approved by the Fitness and Sport Management Advisory Board. Consideration for selection is based on the following criteria: a) cumulative GPA; b) fitness evaluation; c) professional site visitations/observations/work experiences; d) word processing and writing skills; and e) interview.
3. Once admitted, a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) must be maintained and a “C” grade or better must be earned in all required and elective major courses for retention in the program. Students whose GPA falls below 2.75 will be placed on probation for one semester. Failure to achieve a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) by the end of the probation semester will result in ineligibility to continue in the program.
4. To be admitted to ESS 450 Internship, students must achieve a 2.75 cumulative and major GPA and have successfully completed all program course work.
For complete details regarding application procedures, contact the Admissions Office or the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.
— 58 credits. Required courses (54 credits): ESS 115, 201, 205, 206, 302, 303, 320, 410, 447, 448, 449, 450 (12 credits), 445; ACC 221; MGT 308; MKT 309, 444; MGT 300 or CST 260 or ENG 307; electives (4 credits): ESS 281, 323, 349, 368, 442; ECO 320; FIN 355; HED 354, 452, 454; MGT 205, 305, 385; MKT 365, 460, 465; REC 305.
A maximum of three credits of approved workshops may be applicable to the sport management emphasis.
Exercise and sport science majors with sport management emphasis are required to take BIO 103 or 105; C-S 101; ECO 110, 120 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education requirements.
Admission to the sport management emphasis is competitive and not all who apply may be accommodated. From those applying each year, approximately 30 will be admitted into the sport management emphasis.
Admission and retention process:
1. To be considered for admission to the
exercise and sport science major sport management emphasis, the student must
have completed or be “in progress” of completing at least 45 semester credits, including general education credits and
the five pre-admission core courses (BIO 103 or 105; C-S 101; ESS 115, 205, 206) with a grade of at least ”C” in each of
these core courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
are due October 1 to be considered for admission to the program spring semester
or February 1 to be
considered for admission to the program for fall semester. All candidates must meet academic, professional involvement,
physical fitness and personal qualifications and be approved by the fitness and Sport Management Advisory Board.
Consideration for selection is based on the following criteria: a) cumulative GPA; b) fitness evaluation; c) professional
site visitations/observations/work experiences; d) word processing and writing skills; and e) interview.
admitted, a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) must be maintained and a “C” grade
or better must be earned in all
required and elective major courses for retention in the program. Students whose GPA falls below 2.75 will be placed on
probation for one semester. Failure to achieve a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) by the end of the probation semester
will result in ineligibility to continue in the program.
4. To be admitted to ESS 450 Internship,
students must achieve a 2.75 cumulative and major GPA and have successfully
completed all program course work.
For complete details regarding application procedures, contact the Admissions Office or the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.
(Teacher Certification programs) — 24 credits. Required courses (16-18 credits): ESS 100 Strength Training or ESS 368, ESS 201, 205, 206, 281, 348, 349, 451 (2-3 credits); elective courses (6-8 credits): ESS 130, 207, 249, 302, 303, 323, 348, 368, 404, 410, 451, HED 331, 354, 454, 458.
(Teacher Certification programs) — 14 credits. Admittance into the concentration requires the successful completion (grade “C” or higher) of ESS 231; an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and the approval of the coordinator of special physical education. Required courses: ESS 233, 335, 430, 436, 439. Students will be required to participate in two special physical education clinical experiences.
Retention in the concentration requires that:
1. A “C” grade or higher is obtained in all special physical education courses
2. A 3.0 GPA is maintained in the special physical education courses
3. A grade of “B” or higher is earned in ESS
439. (In addition, all ESS teaching majors
in the concentration will be required
to teach adapted physical education classes during their student teaching.) In order to receive the Wisconsin add-on
Adapted Physical Education 860 certificate, a person must be certified to teach physical education.
(All colleges) — 22 credits. Required courses: ESS 205, 206, 209, 302, 303, 309, 368, 403, 411, 409.
Students in the strength and conditioning concentration receive a theoretical and practical education with a combination of classes and hands-on experience. Graduates are prepared to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination. These graduates are prepared for employment in a variety of educational, fitness, and sports settings and capacities.
Students who desire a strength and conditioning concentration must apply for entrance into the program. Admission to the strength and conditioning concentration is competitive and not all who apply may be accommodated. From those applying, approximately 30 will be admitted into the strength and conditioning concentration each year. Priority order for admission: 1) ESS majors, 2) other health and recreation majors, and 3) other UW-L majors. To be admitted to the program students must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and completed 100 supervised pre-clinical hours. Student must attain a 2.75 cumulative GPA before registering for ESS 403 and 411. For complete details regarding the application process, contact the strength and conditioning center or the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.
Admission and retention process:
To be considered for admission to the strength and conditioning concentration, students must:
1. Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA
2. Complete and submit application materials
by Oct.1st for spring semester enrollment and Feb. 15th
for fall semester
3. Have completed at least 28 semester credits including BIO 103 or 105 (prerequisite for ESS 205 and 206).
4. Have completed 100 supervised pre-clinical hours in strength centers
5. Possess current CPR certification
Priority for admission: 1) ESS majors, 2) other HPER majors, 3) other UW-L majors.
Once admitted, the following requirements must be maintained:
1. A “C” or better in all strength and conditioning courses.
2. Satisfactory clinical evaluations.
3. Completion of competencies in strength and conditioning clinicals.
4. A cumulative GPA of 2.50. Note: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to register for ESS 403 and 411.)
5. Maintain current CPR certification.
Students must complete 350 supervised laboratory hours in one of three UW-L strength centers. Much of this practical experience is accomplished in the 100 hour pre-clinical requirement and the three clinical courses. This experience is designed to give students practice designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs.
ESS 100 Cr. 1
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.
ESS 104 Cr. 2
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.
HPR 105 Cr. 3
Creating a Healthy, Active Lifestyle
This course will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary for developing and maintaining a healthy, physically active lifestyle throughout one’s lifespan. Major issues directly affecting one’s health such as physical fitness, movement skills and activities, health promotion and disease prevention, the effective use of leisure and content in various wellness topical areas will be included.
HPR/CSC 106 Cr. 2
Introduction to Health Related Careers
Overview of health related professions in the health delivery system. Course will include educational and professional aspects of a broad range of health related careers. General topics will include an overview of the health related delivery system, health reform, legal and ethical issues, and professionalism. An interdisciplinary approach will be utilized to present specific information on individual health related professions. (Cross-listed with CSC; may only earn credit in HPR or CSC.)
ESS 112 Cr. 2
Fundamentals of Movement
The study of fundamental human movement patterns with an emphasis on movement principles, movement sequences, movement developmental stages and basic movement analysis.
ESS 113 Cr. 1
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.
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.
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.
ESS 120 Cr. 2
Teaching Outdoor Activities in Physical Education
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, biking, and archery. 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. (Open to exercise and sport science majors only.)
ESS 130 Cr. 1-2
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.
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. Offered Sem. I.
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.
ESS 205 Cr. 3
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 105. (Not open for credit to students who have had BIO 312.)
ESS 206 Cr. 3
This course is designed to cover the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, endocrine, reproductive, digestive and renal systems. Metabolism will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on exercise physiology during the laboratory component. Lect. 2. Lab. 2. ESS 206 may precede ESS 205 or may be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or 105. (Not open for credit to students who have had BIO 313.)
Human Motor Behavior
Investigation of the nature of motor development, motor control, and motor learning in individuals throughout the lifespan. Interactions of motor development and the acquisition of fundamental movement patterns and motor task acquisitions will be explored. Topics will focus on the inter-action between development, movement performance capabilities of the learner, and the role of the learning environment in facilitating the processes of motor skill learning and performance.
ESS 209 Cr. 2
Strength Training Clinical 1
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. Prerequisites: acceptance into strength and conditioning concentration; ESS 205 or 206 (can be concurrent). Pass/Fail grading.
ESS 212 Cr. 2
Advanced Scuba Diving
This course includes instruction in scuba diving beyond the basic level. The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity to develop advanced scuba diving skills and to provide the foundation for specialized diver training. Completion of all course requirements leads to advanced scuba diver certification.
ESS 225 Cr. 2
Management and Instruction in Physical Education
Focus will be on current issues and concerns of the students during their physical education field experience in the public schools. Emphasis will be placed on effective teaching strategies, basics of classroom management, discipline theory and practices, inclusion activities and educational technology applications.
ESS 226 Cr. 1
Clinical Experience in Teaching Physical Education I
Students will observe and practice teach with close supervision of university and high school physical education teacher. Students will be exposed to class management and instruction theories. Students will have a minimum of 24 hours of public school clinical experiences. Must be taken concurrently with ESS 225.
ESS 231 Cr. 3
Introduction to Special Physical Education
Introduces the students to the process of providing physical activity for individuals with a disability. The course will provide knowledge of 1) the general characteristics of selected disabilities and how these disabilities affect a person’s movement potential; 2) the federal and state laws pertaining to the education of persons with a disability; 3) the process of referral and placement of students in the least restrictive environment; 4) appropriate teaching methods to use for inclusion placements; 5) adapted techniques for physical fitness and aquatics programs; 6) behavior management techniques. In addition, all students will participate as a staff member in the Motor Development program which is conducted on 11 Saturday mornings for a total of 25 clinical hours for the semester.
ESS 233 Cr. 2
Methods in Adapted Aquatics
Skills and techniques for teaching swimming to persons who are disabled. Prepares the student to deal with the full spectrum of disabilities in the aquatic setting. Two-hour lab required. Students are expected to have intermediate level swimming skills. Students in the special physical education concentration area are given priority in enrollment. Lect. 1, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: ESS 231 or RTH 326.
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.
ESS 258 Cr. 3
This course is designed to present introductory skills, knowledge, teaching methodology, evaluative techniques and resources related to conducting team sport activities. Primary emphasis is on knowledge and understanding of the skill and methodology. This course is integrated with the theoretical teaching segment of the program.
ESS/PSY/W-S 259 Cr. 1
Girls and Women in Sport
An introduction to the involvement of girls and women with sport. Topics include the historical perspective, physiological and psychological benefits, teaching and coaching implications, recreation and leisure as well as differently abled and minority women. Students will also learn to access the Internet resources relevant to the course content. (Cross-listed with PSY and W-S; may only earn credit in ESS, PSY, or W-S.)
ESS 261 Cr. 1
This course prepares the student to safely plan and conduct a developmental or educational gymnastics curriculum through the study of sound sequencing, proper mechanics of skills, safety procedures, updated methodology and error analysis on a variety of gymnastic type apparatus. Course will include 6-10 clinical hours with public school children. Prerequisite: ESS 112.
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. Prerequisites: ESS 201 and 205.
ESS 282 Cr. 3
Sports Medicine Laboratory I
A laboratory situation designed to provide practical experience in prevention and care of injuries to athletes. Opportunities to serve as an assistant student trainer, prepare for home athletic events, observe injury evaluation and follow-up care, and application of appropriate wrap and tape techniques are provided in the training facility. ESS 281 may be taken concurrently with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: ESS 181, 201, 205.
ESS 302 Cr. 2
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). Prerequisites: BIO 103 or 105, a grade of “C” or better in ESS 206.
ESS 303 Cr. 2
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. Prerequisites: grade of “C” or better in ESS 205. Recommended: MTH 150, 151, or 207.
ESS 309 Cr. 2
Strength Training Clinical II
A course designed to provide experience in the supervision of a strength center. Students will have the opportunity to instruct proper lifting technique, assess strength, power and speed, maintain the strength facility, and assist with the design of lifting and conditioning programs. Lab. 4. Prerequisite: ESS 209. Pass/Fail grading.
ESS 312 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 on teaching and methodology. This course prepares undergraduate students to teach adventure education in elementary and secondary physical education programs in the schools. Prerequisites: ESS 225, 226.
ESS 320 Cr. 3
Field Experience in Fitness or Sport Management
Practical experience in a fitness and/or sports management 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. Prerequisite: acceptance into the ESS major — fitness or sport management emphasis.
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.
ESS 323 Cr. 2
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 324 Cr. 1-3
Individual Problems in Physical Education
Provides an opportunity for physical education majors or minors to pursue specific subject areas within their programs of study. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department chair. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.
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. Must be taken concurrently with ESS 321, and C-I 323, 325. Prerequisites: admission into teacher education, ESS 225, 226.
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. Prerequisites: EFN 210 and C-I 211. For elementary education majors only.
ESS 335/535 Cr. 2
Sports for Persons with Disabilities
This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of sport programs for persons with disabilities. Areas to be addressed are coaching and training of persons with disabilities (both physical and mental), classification of athletes, and the organization and conducting of sports events such as: wheelchair basketball, track, softball, and Special Olympics. Students in the special physical education concentration are given priority in enrollment. Prerequisites: ESS 205, 206 and ESS 430 or RTH 355. Offered Sem. II.
ESS 340 Cr. 3
Motor Development and Movement Experiences for Early Childhood
This course is designed to develop movement education programs that are based on the needs, interests and movement capabilities of the preschool and primary-aged child.
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 and acceptance into the ESS major — fitness emphasis.
ESS 348 Cr. 2
Theory of Coaching (specific sports as listed)
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.
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.
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. Prerequisites: ESS 302, 303, and acceptance into the ESS major — fitness emphasis.
ESS 367 Cr. 4
This course is designed to present introductory skills, teaching methodology, evaluative techniques and resources related to conducting individual sport activities. Primary emphasis is on knowledge and understanding of the skill and methodology. This course is integrated with the theoretical teaching segment of the program. Lect. 2, Lab. 4.
ESS 368 Cr. 2
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. Prerequisites: ESS 205 and 206. ESS 100 Strength Training recommended.
ESS 378 Cr. 3
Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques — Lower Body
This course is designed for individuals seeking National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Certification. Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for athletic injuries to the lower body. Students must integrate anatomical structures and physiological principles to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment. Prerequisites: ESS 205, 206, and 282. Offered Sem. II.
ESS 379 Cr. 3
Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques — Upper Body
This course is designed for individuals seeking National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Certification. Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for athletic injuries to the upper body. Students must integrate anatomical structures and physiological principles to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment. Prerequisite: ESS 378.
ESS 382 Cr. 3
Sports Medicine Laboratory II
Opportunities to improve skills in prevention and care of athletic injuries. The student is involved in situations requiring greater responsibility, decision making and leadership skills. The student serves as an assistant student trainer or as the student trainer for one sport during the semester. Emphasis is placed on observation, evaluation and follow-up care of injuries. Prerequisites: ESS 378 and 379.
ESS 401 Cr. 2
Theory and methods of teaching age appropriate dance activities for students in grades K-12. Emphasis will be on skill progressions, teaching techniques and assessment methods. Prerequisite: ESS 112.
ESS 402 Cr. 1
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 certification programs, intern teaching experiences in the student’s area of expertise. (Open to exercise and sport science majors only.) Repeatable for credit in different activities — maximum 3. Only one credit counts toward the major. Pass/Fail grading.
ESS 403 Cr. 2
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. Prerequisites: ESS 302, 303, and 368.
ESS 404 Cr. 2
Administration of Physical Education and Athletics
Administration of physical education, intramural, and athletic programs. Purchase and care of physical education and athletic equipment, legal liability in physical education and athletics, sources of funds for physical education and athletics, public relations and introduction to the state organizations for athletics and their requirements. Prerequisites: C-I 325, ESS 326, PSY 310, successful completion of all parts of the PPST, admission into teacher education and a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
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. Prerequisites: ESS 302, 303, 309, and 368.
ESS 410 Cr. 2
Legal Implications of Sport and Activity
The demands of today’s young people and adults can be met more effectively if professional personnel concerned with the operation of physical education programs, competitive athletic programs as well as community and commercial fitness programs, understand the legal aspects of these activities. It is imperative that individuals enjoy the protection of a safe environment. Prerequisite: ESS 201.
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 Sem. II and May term.
ESS 412 Cr. 3
Issues and Philosophies in Teaching Physical Education
The student teaching experience is a team effort that involves the cooperative efforts of the student teacher, the cooperating teacher, and the university consultant. This course provides a method to maintain open communication among each member of the team. The primary purpose is to provide a setting for the discussion and development of teaching competencies necessary for the physical education teacher. Additional purposes of the seminar include developing an awareness of the total school environment and preparing for the job market. Must be taken concurrently with C-I 403.
ESS 415 Cr. 2
Issues and Trends in Physical Education — Past and Present
The course is designed to cover the development and growth of professional organizations, the influences of personalities and other issues impacting on professional preparation programs in American physical education. An understanding of the changes/trends occurring at the present will be included.
ESS 422 Cr. 4
Methods of Teaching an Active Healthy Lifestyle
This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to teach K-12 students the cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills associated with a lifelong active healthy lifestyle based upon the five health related components of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Prerequisites: ESS 302, 303.
ESS 423/523 Cr. 2
Adherence Principles for a Physically Active Lifestyle
This course provides the essential theoretical foundations and practical applications of the psychological concepts involved in living a physically active lifestyle. Prerequisite: ESS 302.
ESS 424 Cr. 4
Physical Education Programs
Introduction of a curriculum model based on philosophical statements, aims, yearly programs, unit plans and lesson plans. Selection of activities based on current trends, community resources, growth and development characteristics and facilities. The administrative component will include budgeting, principles, public relations, legal liability and scheduling principles. Prerequisites: (for students seeking initial teaching certification in physical education) ESS 321, 326, C-I 323, 325, admission into teacher education, and a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
ESS 430/530 Cr. 4
Cause and Effects of Developmental, Physical and Sensory Disorders
The etiology and effects of selected physical, sensory, mental, and emotional disorders. Content includes the full range of each category — mild through severe/profound and the role of physical education in the educational program. Students in the special physical education concentration are given priority in enrollment. Prerequisite: ESS 231 or RTH 326.
ESS 436/536 Cr. 3
Assessment and Program Evaluation in Special Physical Education
An introduction to appropriate instruments for assessing the motor development and physical fitness needs of persons with disabilities. Students will learn how to use the results of a motor assessment to develop an individualized motor program. In addition, selected motor assessment instruments utilized by other disciplines will be evaluated. Students in the special physical education concentration will be given priority in enrollment. Prerequisite: ESS 231.
ESS 439 Cr. 3
Methods and Internship in Special Physical Education
Methods and opportunities for students to plan, implement, and evaluate motor tasks and activities for children/adults who are disabled. Students in the special physical education concentration are given priority in enrollment. Prerequisites: ESS 233, 430, 436. Concurrent enrollment in one of the prerequisites is allowed with consent of the program director.
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.
ESS 443 Cr. 3
Youth and Family Fitness
This course addresses the principles and procedures for designing physical fitness experiences for children and families. Lecture, practice, and field experiences are included. Prerequisites: ESS 302, 303 (or concurrent enrollment), and acceptance into the ESS major — fitness emphasis.
ESS 445/545 Cr. 3
Planning Facilities for Physical Activity and Sport
A study of planning techniques concerning facility development and maintenance for schools, athletic clubs, fitness centers and professional sport organizations.
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: acceptance into the ESS major — either fitness emphasis or sport management emphasis.
ESS 448 Cr. 2
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. Prerequisites: MKT 309, MGT 308. Must be accepted into the ESS major-fitness or sport management emphasis.
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. Prerequisites: GPA of 2.75 (cumulative and major), acceptance into the ESS Major — fitness or sport management emphasis, senior standing.
ESS 450 Cr. 8 or 12
Exercise and Sport Science Internship
The internship is designed to be a terminal experience for students majoring in fitness, sport management (12 credits) and athletic training (eight credits) emphases with an intensive supervised practical work experience. Prerequisites: fitness/sport management: all course work for the appropriate major must be completed, and a minimum cumulative and emphasis GPA of 2.75; athletic training: ESS 484. Pass/Fail grading for all emphases.
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. Prerequisites: completion of requirements in coaching concentration with the exception of ESS 368 and 404 and elective credits. Repeatable for credit in different sport(s) — maximum 6. Pass/Fail grading.
ESS 452/552 Cr. 2
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
An indepth 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.
ESS 453 Cr. 1
This course is designed to present information about aquatic programs and their implementation in elementary and secondary schools, aquatic clubs and other settings. Emphasis will be placed on instruction programs in swimming and boating, competitive programs and curriculum development. Prerequisite: ESS 113 or certification in American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving or Water Safety Instruction or Life Guarding.
ESS 454 Cr. 1
First Aid Instructor
Prescribed American National Red Cross course. Preparation for teaching junior, standard and advanced first aid courses. Certificate of authorization granted upon completion. Prerequisite: valid standard certificate. Elective course for seniors only.
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.
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: teaching and/or coaching experience.
ESS 481 Cr. 3
Therapeutic Principles of Rehabilitation in Athletic Training
Introduction and overview of the principles and therapeutic modalities used in the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and the role of rehabilitation in athletic training. Course is designed for the students interested in National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Certification. Prerequisite: ESS 378, PHY 104. Offered Sem. I.
Sport Medicine Laboratory III
A laboratory experience designed to increase skills in observation, evaluation and rehabilitation of sport injuries. Referral procedures and communication with physicians and physical therapists are included to provide a complete program for optimal health care of athletes. Opportunities are available to serve as a team trainer, assist in budget preparation, and scheduling of trainer coverage for activity programs. The students are encouraged to attend conventions, clinics and workshops. Prerequisite: ESS 481.
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. Offered Sem. I.
ESS 484 Cr. 3
Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries
Techniques to integrate the knowledge base of strength training in rehabilitation with application to specific injuries received in sports participation. Rehabilitation strategies are designed to utilize strength and conditioning principles and functional range of motion techniques, to prepare athletes for safe return to full activity. Prerequisite: ESS 481.
ESS 485 Cr. 3
Current Readings and Research in Athletic Training
Special topics in athletic training not included in regular course work (i.e., pharmacology, special needs, infectious diseases, protective equipment, professional responsibilities, postural evaluation and treatment) and other current issues facing the athletic training professional. Emphasis is on current trends and research utilized in the athletic training profession. Prerequisites: ESS 484 and MTH 205 or 250. Offered Sem. II.
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. Prerequisites: open to students of “honor” quality having senior class standing, a minimum 2.75 grade point average will be required.