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EXS101 - Introduction to Exercise Science

Introductory course that will provide the student with a general overview of the disciplines, professions and research areas associated with the field of Exercise Science. Basic history, philosophy, theory, educational pathways and career options will be examined. Prerequisites: None.

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EXS112 - Professional Applications of Fitness Principles

Basic principles of fitness for the prospective fitness professional and characteristics of quality communication and fitness leadership. Topics include behavior modification, enhancing motivation components of fitness, fitness assessment, risk stratification, exercise programming and modifications. Prerequisites: None.

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EXS125 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Principles of exercise science applied to teaching fitness/aerobics. Major factors related to the function of the human body. Emphasis on anatomy/physiology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. Prerequisites: None. BIO160 recommended but not required.

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EXS290 - Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Introduction to best practices in the acquisition, analysis, synthesis, and potential application of research in the discipline of exercise science. Specific emphasis on the application of research-based evidence for applied problem solving in exercise science.