Exercise Science

Professors

Dennis C. Cobler

Beth Funkhouser

 

The undergraduate Athletic Training Program at Emory & Henry College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in the level of degree.

As such, the undergraduate program will no longer be accepting new students past the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

For Master of Science in Athletic Training, see Graduate Program Offerings.

ACCREDITATION

The Emory & Henry Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic

Training Education (CAATE). Students completing the athletic training major may sit for the BOC examination after receiving approval from the Program Director.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

EXSC 110 : Introduction to Exercise Science

An introduction to exercise science as a field of study. This course addresses human movement as it applies to prevention, health, performance, treatment, and rehabilitation. Course content includes an overview of exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, sociocultural aspects of sport and exercise, strength and conditioning, motor development, and biomechanics.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 213 : Medical Terminology

This course will allow the student to learn and use medical terminology effectively through a body systems approach. In this course, students will learn and recognize word roots, combing forms, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language. Learn how to combine elements to identify specific medical conditions and procedures as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling and usage. In addition, students will learn to use and understand appropriate medical abbreviations commonly used in documentation and professional communication.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 270 : Motor Learning

Theories and principles associated with the acquisition of motor skills ranging from activities of daily living to the performance of elite athletes. The cognitive and motor processes that influence motor skill acquisition and the quality of movement will also be discussed. Three lecture hours.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 310X : Exercise Physiology

Organ level approach to structure and function of human systems; laboratory emphasis on physiology of exercise. Recommended for Health and Human Performance majors. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Written Communication in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

105 or 117.

EXSC 320 : Fitness Assessment & Programmig

Principles and techniques for assessing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Interpretation of fitness assessment results will be applied to the design of individual and group exercise program.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

EXSC 310X.

EXSC 336 : Advanced Strength & Conditioning

Principles of designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for various populations.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

EXSC 261X and departmental permission. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 310.

EXSC 337 : Program Design

An overview of performance training guidelines and training protocols. The purpose of this course is to expose students to training domains that improve performance and to enhance student ownership of variable manipulation to improve performance.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 370X : Nutrition

Proper nutrition as it relates to preventing illness and recovering from injury in both the athletic and the non-athletic population. The effect that nutrition has on athletic performance. Nutrition-related disorders.

Semester Hours

2

EXSC 410 : Exercise Testing & Prescription for Spec

Exercise testing and prescription for patients/clients with specific diseases or conditions. The associated pathophysiology, risk factors, exercise responses, and issues of concern will be discussed as they relate to children, pregnancy, older adults and those with disease(s) involving the cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and immunologic systems. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

Semester Hours

4

EXSC 430 : Therapeutic Interventions

This course will explore the application of electrical, mechanical, and infrared modalities used to assist the body's natural healing process. Theories of pain control will also be discussed. This course will also explore basic therapeutic exercises and how each relates to patient progression and recovery from injury. Three semester hours. 

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 440 : Research in Exercise Science

Introduction to experimental research. Areas of investigation will include research design, methodology, data collection, statistical analysis, scientific writing, and presentation styles.

Semester Hours

3

EXSC 470 : Internship I

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Weekly departmental conferences with faculty supervisor. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

2.

EXSC 471 : Internship II

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Weekly departmental conferences with faculty supervisor. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

2.

EXSC 490 : Honors Thesis I

Independent research in a special topic for honors.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

senior status, GPA of 3.