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Course Course Title CR Term Instructor
AES 100 Introduction to Applied Exercise Science 2 *
Course Name RO: Intro to AES
Course Level: Graduate
Description
The AES introductory seminar is designed to expose first-year students to the AES faculty research and scholarly interests, and to the breadth of the applied exercise science industries. Students will engage in lectures and discussions with Applied Exercise Science faculty and industry professionals to develop their knowledge of current issues in the applied exercise science industries, as well as potential internship and career paths.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
AES 218 Emergency Response 3 F, W Harris, Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Emergency Response
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course certifies students with the skills necessary for application and/or certification into careers in medicine as well as training them to be first responders at the scene of an emergency. Skill competencies include: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, measuring blood pressure, airway management, bleeding control and splinting, and the administration of an automated External Defibrillator, epinephrine pen, asthma inhaler and oxygen. AT 218 is required for AT students, regardless of previous CPR certifications.
Prerequisites: AT 218 is required for AT students regardless of previous CPR certifications.
Component: LEC
AES 220 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 W
Course Name RO: Anatomy and Physiology
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the structural and functional organization of the human body. Analyzes the relationship of the human body at the biochemical cellular, tissue, organ and systems level, emphasizing the applications to health and fitness. AES students must earn a grade of "C" or higher to advance in the program.
Prerequisites: AES 220 students must take AES 221 lab concurrently.
Component: LEC
AES 240 Introduction to Fitness & Health 3 F, W Chen
Course Name RO: Intro to Fit&Health
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This class provides fundamental theories, applications and personal experiences necessary for a comprehensive understanding of relationships between fitness, physical activity, and health and well-being through-out the lifespan.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
AES 241 Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control 3 F, W Bodary
Course Name RO: Ex Nutr Wt Cn
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Study of body mass regulation including the understanding of food, digestion, metabolism and different intervention strategies such as diet and exercise. Students learn assessment and prescription principles and techniques.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
AES 242 Essentials of Exercise Physiology 3 W Kern
Course Name RO: Essentls Exer Phys
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Introduces theories, principles, and applications of physiological processes of human performance.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisites: AT/AES 220 and 221: Minimum grade of C or higher. Advisory prerequisite: 1 undergraduate biology .
Component: LEC
AES 251 Technology in Applied Exercise Science 3 W Chen
Course Name RO: Tech AES
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course engages undergraduate students in the use of technologies specifically applied to health and fitness. Technology skills developed throughout this course will be immediately usable for assignments in other courses, research internships, fieldwork, student teaching and ongoing professional development.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
AES 270 Honors Reading 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on topics in Applied Exercise Science under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore student and permission of instructor.
Component: IND
AES 280 Undergraduate Research Opportunity 1-4 F, SP, SU, W
Course Name RO: Research Opport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The UROP program enables students to work one-on-one or with a small group of students with faculty members conducting research. Students spend on average 9-10 hours per week working on their research projects. Students receive 1 credit per 3 hours of work per week. Students participating in the program are also required to attend bi-weekly research peer group meetings, meet monthly with a peer advisor, read research-related articles (research ethics, research in specific disciplines, research methods) and keep a research journal.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Component: DIS
AES 290 Field Experience in Applied Exercise Science 1-4 * Kern
Course Name RO: Field Exp AES
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of school, university or business settings related to a student's major program of concentration.
Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore standing and permission of instructor.
Component: IND
AES 313 Special Topics 1-4 * Chen
Course Name RO: Special Topics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
New courses in development can be introduced provisionally into the curriculum under this number. The current course description, if applicable, is available from the program chair.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
AES 315 Exercise Prescription and Testing 3 W Czajka
Course Name RO: Ex Rx & Test
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students are instructed in the knowledge, skills and values important to exercise prescription. This course will serve as excellent preparation for those pursuing certification as an ACSM Health Fitness Specialist.
Prerequisites: AES 218 or AT 218
Component: LEC
AES 331 Biomechanics of Sport and Fitness 3 *, F Kern
Course Name RO: Biomech Sprt Ftns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Applied principles of biomechanics to the analyses of sport, training, and conditioning of athletes. Topics include analyses of projectile-related activities, aerodynamics in sport, balance related activities, throw and push patterns, and qualitative and quantitative analyses of sport activities.
Prerequisites: MATH 105 and AT/AES 220 and AT/AES 221: Min grade of C or higher
Component: LEC
AES 332 Principles of Motor Behavior 3 W George
Course Name RO: Prin Mtr Behav
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Principles of motor control, motor development and motor learning as they relate to the acquisition of fundamental locomotion and manipulative skills will be examined. Students will learn and apply motor behavior theories and concepts in a health and fitness setting. Teaching methods, skill assessment and testing, as well as interpretation of data needed in health and fitness settings, will be incorporated.
Prerequisites: AT/AES 220, AT/AES 221: Minimum Grade of C or higher.
Component: LEC
AES 333 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport 3 F, W Pollick
Course Name RO: Leg/Eth Iss in Sport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the many legal and ethical issues involved in amateur, intercollegiate, and professional sports. It includes various aspects of legal liability you may encounter as a sport manager or administrator, as well as major theories of business ethics and decision-making in the realm of sport management and the fitness industry.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisite: Juniors and Seniors.
Component: LEC
AES 370 Honors Reading 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on topics in applied exercise science, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of instructor.
Component: IND
AES 380 Honors Research 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Research
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Research experience under guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Honors status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
AES 402 Teaching Experience for AES Students 1-3 F, W
Course Name RO: Teach Exp AES
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Undergraduate students participating in this course are responsible for: (1) aiding regularly assigned teaching faculty in a particular course; (2) providing tutorial help for undergraduate students enrolled in the course they are assisting in; (3) meeting regularly with discussion and/or laboratory sessions; (4) participating with teaching faculty in instructional activities. May be repeated once in a different area or with a different professor. Credits count as Kinesiology elective credit.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; Junior/Senior status; minimum B+ in related AT/HF/PE core courses recommended.
Component: IND
AES 403 Internship in Applied Exercise Science .5 - 4 *, F, SP, SU, W
Course Name RO: Internship in AES
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This internship is designed to provide practical experience in the health and fitness industry according to individual interests and goals for students completing the Applied Exercise Science Leadership program.
Prerequisites: Junior standing, cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.5. Internships must be approved by the internship coordinator in the Office of Student Services.
Component: LAB
AES 416 Environmental and Policy Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity 3 W Colabianchi
Course Name RO: Environmental Policy
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will describe the manner in which environments and policies influence physical activity behavior. The course is organized by sectors (e.g., parks, neighborhoods, schools and worksites ). Within the context of these settings, the course will also cover issues of environmental justice, causality, targeted and universal policies and cost-effectiveness .
Prerequisites: Senior only
Component: LEC
AES 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 F, W D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the factors that contribute to the motor behavior characteristics of children with developmental disabilities. Application of this knowledge to designing and implementing quality pediatric motor development and physical activity programs will be emphasized. A research-to-practice model will be employed. Students will learn how to assess the current level of movement skill development.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology Junior or Senior only.
Component: LEC
AES 434 Managerial Ethics in the Sport and Fitness Industries 3 F, W Basten
Course Name RO: Mgr Ethcs Sprt Fitns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Our complex and rapidly changing environment imposes new demands on managers of sport and fitness organizations. An increased pressure to address ethical issues is one of the new demands. While there are no simple prescriptions describing how ethical issues should be dealt with, the purpose of this course is to indicate how managers can more effectively address them. The course provides some essential components of the student's management tool kit -- concepts, models, and techniques to use in managing ethical dilemmas.
Prerequisites: Advisory Prerequisite: SM 203
Component: LEC
AES 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 F George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.
Component: LEC
AES 446 The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behavior 3 * Hasson
Course Name RO: Soc Factors Phys Act
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course discusses the social determinants of health and their impact on physical activity behaviors. Substantive areas covered include but are not limited to socioeconomic position, income, education, neighborhood environments and stressful conditions, placing an emphasis on the role these factors play in shaping physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217) and (MOVESCI 340 or PHYSED/AES 242).
Component: LEC