Exercise Physiology (EPH)
EPH 120 Foundations: Exercise Science (3 credits)
This is an introductory course to the systems and mechanisms regarding the human body’s response to exercise. A spectrum of careers relating to a foundation in exercise science will be addressed. Proper utilization of exercise science principles in relation to exercise, health and fitness will be discussed.
EPH 260 Health and Wellness (3 credits)
This course focuses on health and wellness concepts important in making informed choices about one's own health. A personal approach to health and wellness will be explored through self-assessment and practical application to everyday life as it relates to the dimensions of health. Topics such as fitness, obesity, weight management, nutrition, stress, substance use and abuse, prevention of diseases, sexual health, and relationships will be discussed.
EPH 300 Exercise Testing& Prescription (4 credits)
This course covers the five health-related physical fitness components throughout the complete process of exercise testing and prescription, incorporating the pre-screening evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on functional tests most appropriate for individualized exercise prescription to accommodate the client’s needs and goals ranging from health, to fitness, to high-level competitive athletics.
EPH 302 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (3 credits)
This course will present an overview of coronary heart disease (CHD); it’s scope, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. The material, presented on an introductory level will serve as a foundation for future cardiovascular education. The course will also discuss EKG interpretation at an introductory level.
Prerequisites: EPH 301 or FT 301
EPH 350 Research Methods in Kines (3 credits)
The course will provide an overview of the scientific method, research process and available methods useful for students researching within all subdisciplines of kinesiology and exercise science. The course covers human participant protections, research designs, instrumentation, quantitative and qualitative data analyses, and drawing conclusions. Students are responsible for selecting a problem of interest, gathering and critiquing current research, writing literature review and developing a research proposal. Students will review research articles investigating aspects of exercise science, health and wellness
Prerequisites: MAT 118 or MA 118
EPH 355 Research Experience (1-3 credits)
This course will provide students the opportunity to design, implement and analyze research in a hands-on setting. There will be an emphasis on the application of research methodology, principles and techniques, subject recruitment and data collection in a laboratory setting with a concentration on health and fitness related inquiry
EPH 360 Fitness & Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
This course will examine the relationship between nutrition, exercise, weight management, metabolism, human performance, and disease prevention from various perspectives: scientific principles, consumer knowledge, and holistic health concepts. Intelligent application of information will be encouraged to enable students to succeed in implementing healthy nutritional practices in their own lives. An emphasis will be placed on the nutrient demands in a variety of exercise and sport settings.
EPH 370 Special Topics (3 credits)
Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered.
EPH 380 Introduction to Kinesiology (3 credits)
This course presents an introduction to the study of human movement, while analyzing the principles of anatomy and physiology.
EPH 401 Adv Ex Physiology (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide the student with advanced understanding of physiological changes and adaptations corresponding to exercise and the factors which affect physiological function during exercise such as nutrition, age, disease, gender, and the environment.
Prerequisites: EPH 301 or FT 301
EPH 411 Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
This course is designed to build on the scientific principles learned in Anatomy and Physiology and other Exercise Physiology courses within the context of strength and conditioning for athletic populations. Special emphasis will be placed on muscle physiology, athletic training adaptations, and strength and conditioning program design for a variety of athletes. Additionally, this course will include hands-on strength and conditioning technique training. This course is ideal for students who wish to become NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), which is a well-respected professional certification for those working in health and fitness, strength and conditioning, and physical therapy settings.
Prerequisites: EPH 303 or FT 303
EPH 481 Internship (3 credits)
EPH 483 Fitness and Health Management (3 credits)
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge, under a qualified supervisor, in a selected work setting within the field of exercise science. This is a culminating educational field experience in which students apply content from coursework under careful observation and in cooperation with a skilled practitioner.
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Exercise Physiology or Health Science.