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 210 Athletic Injuries&Sports Rehab (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of sports injuries and the rehabilitation process. Throughout this course, you will learn about the different types of sports injuries, their causes, and methods of prevention. You will gain knowledge about the rehabilitation process, including the different stages of rehabilitation, the use of therapeutic modalities, and techniques for promoting recovery. Furthermore, this course will equip you with practical skills to aid in the rehabilitation of sports injuries, including basic therapeutic modalities and taping and wrapping techniques. By the end of this course, you will have gained valuable insights into the causes and prevention of sports injuries, the rehabilitation process, and the practical skills necessary for successful sports injury rehabilitation.
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.
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students.
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 301 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
This course in Exercise Physiology aims to provide an understanding of the physiological responses and adaptations that occur in the body during and in response to exercise. The course covers acute responses to exercise, such as changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and ventilation, as well as chronic adaptations with regular exercise, including improvements in muscle mass, strength, and cardiovascular function. Additionally, students will learn about different training programs used to elicit these adaptations and apply their knowledge through laboratory exercises measuring aerobic and anaerobic fitness, muscle function, and metabolic responses to exercise.
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 340 Exercise Psychology (3 credits)
This course will discuss the relationship of psychological factors on physical activity and exercise behavior. We will explore how physical activity affects psychological and social wellness, and how psychological and social factors affect participation in exercise and physical activity. Topics discussed will be the relationship between exercise and personality, self-esteem, self-concept, mood alteration and motivation. Emphasis will be placed on how to design exercise experiences that enhance fitness and quality of life as well as exercise adherence.
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
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. The content material of EPH 360 Fitness & Sports Nutrition overlaps with the content of CHM 110 Food Chemistry I, CHM 111 Food Chemistry II and CHM 112/112L, HSC 253 and BIO 219 Basic Nutrition (USCI Legacy BS 219).
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)
Internships are off-campus experiential learning activities designed to provide students with opportunities to make connections between the theory and practice of academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Internships offer the opportunity to “try out” a career while gaining relevant experience and professional connections. Internships are completed under the guidance of an on-site supervisor who in combination with the student will create a framework for learning and reflection.
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.