Program Requirement

Admission

Applicants to the Exercise Science major must have:

  1. One semester (12 credits minimum) of coursework at Presentation College or another accredited institution
  2. A cumulative GPA at the time of admission into the Exercise Science major of at least 2.50 (on a minimum of 12 credits)
  3. Successful completion of BI173, BI183, BL171, BL 181 and REC203  with a grade of “C” or better

Progression

Continuation in the major requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.  Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.50 will be placed in pre-program status until the minimum cumulative GPA is obtained.

Graduation

The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science is granted by Presentation College to those candidates who have completed the 120-credit requirement as described in the curriculum plan and who have met all degree requirements of Presentation College. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required to graduate from the program.

Course Descriptions

HEALTH, HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND RECREATION

HHPR103 Aerobic Fitness

3 credits

This course is designed to educate the student in methods of gaining and maintaining aerobic fitness. Students will be required to actively participate in aerobic fitness activities on a regular basis.

HHPR113 Introduction to Exercise Science

3 credits

This course introduces the foundations underlying the field of Exercise Science. The course will explore the discipline, sub-disciplines, and the future development of the field.

HHPR303 Motor Development and Learning

3 credits

This course is designed to promote an understanding of human motor development. This course will explore fundamental motor control, motor learning, and motor development concepts. Prerequisite: PS153.

HHPR353 Program Design and Management

3 credits

Students will conduct fitness assessments, develop exercise prescriptions, and instruct individuals on proper exercise techniques. Students will learn the basic concepts and then be required to participate in practical application. Prerequisite: HW110 and HW343.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HW100 Intercollegiate Softball

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW101 Intercollegiate Baseball

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW102 Intercollegiate Men’s Basketball

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW103 Intercollegiate Women’s Basketball

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW104 Intercollegiate Soccer

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW105 Intercollegiate Cross Country

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW106 Intercollegiate Volleyball

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW107 Intercollegiate Golf

1 credit

Open for one credit per year to those who qualify for and participate in intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken in the semester each sport competes. Maximum credits per athlete will be limited to 4 credits for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

HW110 Weight Training

2 credits

This course is an introductory course for those students who have limited weight training experience. There will be a concentration on weight training principles, exercises, terminology, and safety. Students will participate in a weight training program.

HW112/REC112 First Aid/Emergency Care

2 credits

Students learn about the recognition and treatment of emergency injury and illness. Concepts learned will include bandaging, splinting, and victim examination. May include CPR. 2 hours lecture.

HW203 Activities for Special Populations

3 credits

Orientation to the broad implications of specialized clinical and community based recreation approaches to programs for special populations. Specific consideration will be given to developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, aging, children and juveniles. 3 hours lecture and/or lab activities.

HW204 Principles of Direct Support

4 credits

This course prepares students with the basic technical skills needed within the Direct Support Professional human service area. Emphasized is a core set of values and competencies that is recommended by the National Association of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) including areas of empowerment, communication, assessment, community and service networking, facilitation of services, community living skills, organization participation, advocacy, education training and self-development, vocational, educational and career support, crisis intervention, and documentation.

HW243 Stress Management and Relaxation

3 credits

Research shows that a large proportion of doctors’ office visits in the U.S. are prompted by conditions associated with stress. This course focuses on the powerful influence of stress on health. Stress is defined holistically, and its relationship to factors in modern society is explored. Students learn how exercise, diet, and relaxation techniques can help people to reduce or eliminate stress from their lives. 3 hours lecture.

HW250 Theory of Coaching Baseball

2 credits

An in-depth study of the history, foundations, theory, techniques, principles, strategies, and practical applications relating to intercollegiate baseball.

HW251 Theory of Coaching Basketball

2 credits

An in-depth study of the history, foundations, theory, techniques, principles, strategies, and practical applications relating to intercollegiate basketball.

HW252 Theory of Coaching Soccer

2 credits

An in-depth study of the history, foundations, theory, techniques, principles, strategies, and practical applications relating to intercollegiate soccer.

HW253 Theory of Coaching Volleyball

2 credits

An in-depth study of the history, foundations, theory, techniques, principles, strategies, and practical applications relating to intercollegiate volleyball.

HW263 Fitness Activities

3 credits

Combined study of cardiovascular conditioning, muscular development, and strength and flexibility training. After principles are learned, students will be offered practical experience in aerobic workouts, isotonic and isometric weight training, and therapeutic stretch. Additional out-of-class activity is required. 6 hours lab/activity.

HW333 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries

3 credits

Introduction to common athletic injuries and their causes, prevention, and care. After principles are learned, students will be offered practical experience in taping, bandaging, and wrapping injuries. 2 hours lecture/demonstration, field work to total 30-45 hours.

HW343 Fitness Measurements and Prescriptions

3 credits

Introduction to various concepts of fitness, appraisal, and evaluation. Appraisal principles will apply to cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength. Principles of prescription tailored to the appraisal outcomes will be learned. Students will engage in individual projects involving analysis and diagnostic fitness testing followed by designing prescriptions. 2 hours lecture, lab work to total 30 hours. Prerequisite: HW373/BI343 or HW393/BI393, or instructor permission.

HW373/BI343 Exercise Physiology

3 credits

A study of the physiologic responses and adaptations to exposure to exercise and training. Concepts learned will include the physiologic effects of muscular activity under different intensities, durations, and environments on the human organism. 3 hours lecture. Prerequisite: BI173/BL171 and HW3082 (or concurrent), or instructor permission.

HW393/BI393 Kinesiology

3 credits

The study of anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles of motion, body movements, muscular action and joint mechanics in response to human movement. Study will include application to how human motion is created and maintained. The concepts learned will include principles of anatomical and biomechanical analysis. Prerequisite: BI173/BL171.

HW395/PS395 Sports Psychology

3 credits

A study of psychological development as it relates to sports and exercise. This course will examine the influence of psychological factors on performance in sports and exercise such as anxiety, motivation, athlete personality, concentration, and confidence. Prerequisite: PS133.

HW413 Senior Seminar in Wellness

3 credits

In a seminar format, students will focus on critical issues in wellness and current research in the field. Students will engage in reading, research, discussion, and presentation to the seminar cohort. The objective is to guide students to integrate academic preparation in their discipline into their professional lives, further developing lifelong learning skills and a perspective of intellectual curiosity. 3 hours seminar. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Wellness.

HW496 Wellness Internship

1-6 credits

Students will integrate theoretical knowledge from academic work with practical experience in their areas of concentration. This is accomplished by supervised wellness practice in a corporate or community setting. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Wellness.

HW3003/BU3003 Planning Sports Facilities

3 credits

This course covers the planning of sport facilities involving proper design, dimensions and safety features.

HW3063 Internship-Life Style Coaching

3 credits

Students will integrate theoretical knowledge from academic work with practical experience in the Life Style Coaching area of concentration. This is accomplished by supervised practice in a variety of settings approved by the Program Director. Minimum of 140 contact hours required. Prerequisite: final semester in Life Style Coaching degree program..

HW3082 Introduction to Biomechanics

2 credits

This course will focus on the application of mechanical principles of human motion. Within this focus, the human body and external forces will be examined with regard to how they create movement. Also includes analysis of motor skill activities and exercise programs. Prerequisite: BI173/BL171 and BI393/HW393, or instructor permission.