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Nutrition and Exercise Science

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences integrates liberal arts and professional education while teaching its students to lead and influence.  Hands on and integrated experiences form the core of how our faculty educate, emphasizing problem solving and critical thinking over content.  The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences develops expertise grounded in scientific research and evidence-based practice through an engaging and progressive curriculum, an active and collaborative research program, and a commitment to sustainability.  

EXSS 1041 Varsity Athletics - Soccer — 1 credit

EXSS 1100 Women's Fitness and Wellness — 2 credits

This course will introduce and explore topics critical to Women’s Fitness and Health. EXSS 1100 is designed as a lecture/lab to help students develop foundational knowledge for a lifetime of fitness and wellness. Students will actively engage in the study and practice of sustained exercise and wellness. This course integrates current scientific research with practical application. Lectures and interdisciplinary convocations will examine research in women’s fitness, wellness and related topics including cardio-respiratory fitness, strength training, stress management, and nutrition. Students will participate in a pre-and post fitness assessment. Students are required to engage in two additional activity sessions per week outside of class.

EXSS 2750 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science — 2 credits

Course work includes exposure to the various disciplines and career opportunities in the field of physical education and exercise science, study of the principles and components of physical fitness, and the application of exercise science principles in fitness programming and education. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered fall semester every year.

EXSS 2800W Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science — 4 credits

Methods and principles of testing and measurement in exercise science. Includes basic statistical methods, test construction, evaluation and measurement of anthropometrics, fitness, motor performance, skill levels and related functions. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered spring semester every year.

EXSS 2992 Topics — 2 credits

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.

EXSS 2994 Topics — 4 credits

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.

EXSS 3050 Teaching Elementary Physical Education — 4 credits

Instructional approaches to teaching basic movement skills. Activities include lead-up games, games of low organization, dance, locomotor and non-locomotor movements in a variety of sports and activities. Activities include basketball, bowling, floor hockey, softball, soccer and volleyball. Designed for both elementary education and physical education majors. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement.

EXSS 3060 Individual Sports Techniques — 4 credits

Techniques of teaching skills for the following sports: aquatics, badminton, fencing, golf, racquetball, tennis, track and field. Includes progressions, skill analysis, game strategy, rules and evaluation at the secondary level. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement.

EXSS 3080 Team Sports Techniques — 4 credits

Techniques of teaching sport skills for the following sports: soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball. Includes teaching methods, class organization, unit and lesson plans, progressions, skill analysis, game strategy, rules and evaluation at the secondary level. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement.

EXSS 3250 Sports Nutrition — 2 credits

This course involves the study of the effects of nutrient intake on human energy and athletic performance; current use of ergogenics and dietary supplements; review of current literature, teaching resources and consumer publications; and nutritional recommendations for athletes throughout the life cycle. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Also offered as FSNU 3250. Offered fall semester.
Recommended: FSNU 2200 or FSNU 3000.

EXSS 3350 Kinesiology And Biomechanics — 4 credits

This is a lecture/laboratory course on the study of human motion including anatomical foundations of the skeletal and muscle systems and the application of mechanical principles to the analysis of human motion in physical education, fitness activities, sport and activities of daily life. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered winter semester every year.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2510.

EXSS 3450 Exercise Physiology — 4 credits

This is a lecture/laboratory course covering the theory and analysis of physiological responses and adaptations to exercise for fitness and human performance. Course topics include energy systems, exercise metabolism, circulatory and respiratory adaptations, blood pressure, oxygen consumption, acid-base balance, temperature regulation, body composition and nutrition, ergogenic aids. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered fall semester every year.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2510, BIOL 2520.

EXSS 3500 Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning — 4 credits

This course is designed to further students' understanding of anatomy and how to apply that understanding in the development of appropriate resistance training and conditioning programs. This course will further students' knowledge of exercise technique and the ability to instruct others appropriately. Students will examine resistance training and conditioning topics through discussion, demonstrations, and coaching sessions. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. This course will prepare individuals to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2510, BIOL 2520; EXSS 3450.

EXSS 3510 Developmental Adapted Physical Education — 2 credits

Physical education for the exceptional student with reference to the analysis of functional and organic challenges. Includes fieldwork in schools and programming ideas for the developmentally adapted physical education class. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement.

EXSS 3550 Exercise Testing and Prescription — 4 credits

This course gives students experience with the equipment and procedures used for assessment, design and implementation of fitness programs. Procedures include: physical work capacity (V02/stress test), EKG, blood pressure, body composition (skin fold calipers, bioelectrical, and impedance), muscular strength and muscular endurance. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered winter semester every year.
Prerequisites: EXSS 3350, EXSS 3450.

EXSS 3600 Physical Education Organization, Administration And Programming — 2 credits

This course involves the study of physical education curricula in the school setting, corporate health promotion, and programming in the community environment. Planning and administering physical education programs, intramurals and extramurals in regard to students’ needs. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement.

EXSS 3610 Motor Learning — 2 credits

This course involves the study of human motor skill acquisition. Theories and applications related to skill acquisition, motor learning and control are examined with reference to the learner, the learning environment and individual differences. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered winter semester every year.

EXSS 3650 Methods for Fitness Professionals — 4 credits

This course offers an overview of the principles of aerobic conditioning, group exercise instructor techniques, and personal training techniques. In addition, fitness training activities and techniques for special populations will be studied. General fitness facility management leadership issues will be addressed including, but not limited to, staffing, program development, facility management, and liability issues. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered fall semester every year.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2510, BIOL 2520.
Prerequisites with concurrency: EXSS 3350, EXSS 3450.

EXSS 3700 Theory, Techniques And Psychology Of Coaching Women's Sports — 2 credits

A study of the principles and procedures involved in the organization, management and implementation of sports programs. Special consideration will be given to psychological aspects of motivation and ethics, including the interpersonal relationships involved with coaching. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered fall semester every other year.

EXSS 3720 The Coaching Practicum — 2 credits

The coaching practicum provides you with the opportunity to work in an observation participation setting under a qualified coach. The purpose is to provide supervision from a qualified coach in a particular area of interest. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered every semester.
Prerequisites: EXSS 3700 and instructor permission.

EXSS 3750 Care And Prevention Of Athletic Injuries — 2 credits

An overview of problems (recognition, principles and responsibilities) related to athletic injuries to both upper and lower body. Emphasis on prevention, immediate care and rehabilitation. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered fall semester every year.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2510.

EXSS 4300 Advanced Biomechanics — 2 credits

This course is designed to give experience in the equipment and methodologies used in the field of biomechanics and kinesiology. Topic areas include the use of video data collection and reduction methods, force platform, electromyography, gait studies, anthropometric studies and other research in the field. Does not meet the health and fitness liberal arts core requirement. Offered winter semester every year.
Prerequisites: EXSS 3350.

EXSS 4602 Internship — 2 credits

Structured out-of-class learning experience that takes place on or off campus and includes a substantial work component. An internship involves students in a particular profession in an exploratory way to test career interests and potential. To initiate an internship experience, meet with the internship coordinator in the Career Development Office.
Prerequisites: Faculty sponsorship and approval by department chair.

EXSS 4604 Internship — 4 credits

Structured out-of-class learning experience that takes place on or off campus and includes a substantial work component. An internship involves students in a particular profession in an exploratory way to test career interests and potential. To initiate an internship experience, meet with the internship coordinator in the Career Development Office.
Prerequisites: Faculty sponsorship and approval by department chair.

EXSS 4612 Fieldwork — 2 credits

Exercise Science students registered for a 2 credit fieldwork program complete a structured out-of-class learning experience that takes place on- or off-campus and includes a substantial work component. Fieldwork involves students in a particular profession in an exploratory way to test careers and potential. To initiate a fieldwork experience, meet with the Director of Fieldwork. A semester long curricular component is part of this course and focuses on furthering the professional development of students in the Exercise Science program, particularly with respect to career development in fitness and wellness. The fieldwork experience allows students to engage in preparation for future opportunities and employment through shadowing and working with certified/licensed professionals practicing in the field.
Prerequisites: EXSS 3350, EXSS 3450, EXSS 3500, and EXSS 3550 plus approval from the director of fieldwork.

EXSS 4614 Fieldwork — 4 credits

Exercise Science students registered for a 4 credit fieldwork program complete a structured out-of-class learning experience that takes place on- or off-campus and includes a substantial work component. Fieldwork involves students in a particular profession in an exploratory way to test careers and potential. To initiate a fieldwork experience, meet with the Director of Fieldwork. A semester long curricular component is part of this course and focuses on furthering the professional development of students in the Exercise Science program, particularly with respect to career development in fitness and wellness. The fieldwork experience allows students to engage in preparation for future work experiences and employment through resume and cover letter writing, development of interviewing and presentation skills, job search strategies, professional writing, discussion of current key topics within the industry and a variety of other professional experiences.
Prerequisites: EXSS 3350, EXSS 3450, EXSS 3500, and EXSS 3550 plus approval from the director of fieldwork.

EXSS 4684 Directed Study — 4 credits

Directed study is provided for students whose unusual circumstances prohibit taking a regularly scheduled course but who need the material of that course to satisfy a requirement. Availability of this faculty-directed learning experience depends on faculty time and may be limited in any given term and restricted to certain courses.
Prerequisites: Faculty, department chair and dean approval.

EXSS 4752 Practicum — 2 credits

A practicum is a brief period of work during which students practice a profession in a training status. Often required for licensing or entry into a profession.
Prerequisites: Instructor and department chair approval.

EXSS 4754 Practicum — 4 credits

A practicum is a brief period of work during which students practice a profession in a training status. Often required for licensing or entry into a profession.
Prerequisites: Instructor and department chair approval.

EXSS 4952 Independent Study — 2 credits

Independent study offers students the opportunity for specialized research not covered in a course offering, by the action project or thesis. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a learning contract, which specifies the content and objectives of the study as well as the requirements and procedures for evaluation. The amount of credit earned for the study also is included in the learning contract.
Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty and department chair or program director.

EXSS 4954 Independent Study — 4 credits

Independent study offers students the opportunity for specialized research not covered in a course offering, by the action project or thesis. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a learning contract, which specifies the content and objectives of the study as well as the requirements and procedures for evaluation. The amount of credit earned for the study also is included in the learning contract.
Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty and department chair or program director.

EXSS 4992 Topics — 2 credits

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.

EXSS 4994 Topics — 4 credits

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.

FSNU 2200 Food, Nutrition And You — 4 credits

This course emphasizes the role food and nutrition play in the everyday lives of individuals and families throughout the life cycle. Includes nutritional needs of athletes, cultural and religious food patterns, health fraud, food safety, weight control and current issues of interest.

FSNU 2800 Intercultural Foods — 4 credits

This course covers food patterns and foodways; agricultural, social, nutrition, economic, religious and cultural patterns that determine foods eaten in countries of the world. Cultural competence and complementary and alternative health practices are explored. Lecture and laboratory. Offered in alternate years.
Recommended: FSNU 2900.

FSNU 2900 Food Science — 4 credits

This course is an introduction to the composition, nutritive value and chemistry of foods; physical and chemical reactions that occur during food preparation; principles of purchasing and storage of food; aesthetic and economic aspects of food preparation; meal planning to provide attractive and nutritionally adequate meals; food labeling; food laws and food additives. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1110 or equivalent, and permission of instructor.

FSNU 3000 Nutrition — 4 credits

Scientific principles of nutrition, including the study of nutrient functions and interrelationships, effects of deficiencies, dietary allowances and application to food selection and meals of individuals and families throughout the life cycle are covered.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1120 with a grade of C- or above.
Prerequisite with concurrency: BIOL 1720 or BIOL 2520 with a grade of C- or above, or permission of instructor.

FSNU 3250 Sports Nutrition — 2 credits

This course involves the study of the effect of nutrient intake on human energy and athletic performance; current use of ergogenics and dietary supplements; review of current literature, teaching resources and consumer publications. Nutritional recommendations for athletes through the life cycle. Offered fall semester. Also offered as EXSS 3250.
Recommended: FSNU 2200 or FSNU 3000.

FSNU 3500 Leadership in Food and Nutrition — 4 credits

This course involves the study of systems management and business principles as they relate to the foodservice industry and healthcare organizations. Topics include leadership, organizational structure, human resource management and food safety and sanitation. Offered in alternate years.

FSNU 3550 Food and Nutrition Management — 4 credits

This course focuses on 4 main content areas: (1) design, layout and equipment for the institutional kitchen; (2) organization and management; (3) human resource management; and (4) financial resource management. Principles of marketing, entrepreneurship, and business plans are covered. Offered alternate years.

FSNU 3600 Foodservice Operations Management — 4 credits

Application of principles of food production and service to institutional practice: considerations of quality and quantity in volume feeding, methods of purchasing food for institutions, menu planning, recipe standardization, and portion control. Lecture, laboratory and field trips. This course includes approximately 45 hours of hands-on training in a variety of institutional settings.
Prerequisites: FSNU 2900 and permission of instructor.

FSNU 3770 Nutrition Education and Counseling — 4 credits

This course is designed to develop effective skills for presentations to a variety of audiences throughout the life cycle. Educational theory and techniques are emphasized. Students also learn and practice techniques for interviewing, counseling and group process. Use of media and preparation of written educational materials are included. Students design, develop and present various forms of nutrition education for a variety of audiences.
Prerequisite: FSNU 3000, Junior or Senior standing.

FSNU 4100 Community Lifespan Nutrition — 4 credits

Study of the role of nutritionists in the community and the health and nutritional needs of individuals and groups within the different stages of the lifecycle. Nutrition concepts and interventions associated with each stage of the lifespan from pre-conception through older adulthood. Principles of epidemiology, the healthcare system, and the political process are explored. Planning, assessment, evaluation and legislative regulation of food and nutrition programs in the community are discussed. Students volunteer in and observe food and nutrition programs in the community. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: FSNU 2900, FSNU 3000, PSYC 2025.

FSNU 4220 Sensory Evaluation — 2 credits

This course involves sensory evaluation, theory and practice, psychophysics of the senses, sensory tests and data analysis. Oral presentations and written papers are required. Lecture and laboratory. Offered as needed.
Prerequisites: FSNU 2900 and a statistics course.

FSNU 4270 Current Issues in Foods and Nutrition — 4 credits

An emphasis on critical-thinking skills as applied to current issues in the food and nutrition science area. Issues discussed may include dietary guidance and health, food processing, irradiation, food fads, pesticide and herbicide use, the world food supply, biotechnology, agricultural and environmental issues and the food supply, food safety, health fraud issues and public health issues. Students are asked to carefully draw and defend arguments. Contradictory statements and data from the scientific and lay press are discussed.
Prerequisite: FSNU 2900.
Prerequisite with concurrency: FSNU 2200 or FSNU 3000.

FSNU 4300W Advanced Nutrition — 4 credits

This course includes digestion, transport and absorption of nutrients; hormonal aspects of nutrition; biochemical and physiological functions of nutrients; body composition, obesity and fad diets; herbs and supplements; critical analysis techniques for evaluation of scientific and popular literature in nutrition.
Prerequisite: FSNU 3000.
Prerequisite with concurrency: CHEM 2400 or CHEM 4400 or permission of instructor.

FSNU 4310W Experimental Foods and Nutrition — 4 credits

This course provides an introduction to the use of statistics and computers in food and nutrition research. Students will develop an original research project using sensory, physical and survey measurements. Oral scientific presentations and written papers required. The course contains both lecture and laboratory components.Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisites: FSNU 2900 and one statistics course.

FSNU 4350 Medical Nutrition Therapy I — 4 credits

This course involves principles of nutritional care related to clinical situations, including nutrition as therapy in selected diseases and application of these principles to daily living for prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: FSNU 3000.
Prerequisites with concurrency: CHEM 2400 or CHEM 4400, or permission of instructor.

FSNU 4375 Medical Nutrition Therapy II — 4 credits

In this course students will discuss principles of nutritional care related to clinical situations, including nutrition as therapy in selected diseases and application of these principles to daily living for prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: FSNU 3000, FSNU 4350.

FSNU 4602 Internship — 2 credits

Structured out-of-class learning experience that takes place on or off campus and includes a substantial work component. An internship involves students in a particular profession in an exploratory way to test career interests and potential. To initiate an internship experience, meet with the internship coordinator in the Career Development Office.
Prerequisites: Faculty sponsorship and approval by department chair.

FSNU 4604 Internship — 4 credits

Structured out-of-class learning experience that takes place on or off campus and includes a substantial work component. An internship involves students in a particular profession in an exploratory way to test career interests and potential. To initiate an internship experience, meet with the internship coordinator in the Career Development Office.
Prerequisites: Faculty sponsorship and approval by department chair.

FSNU 4684 Directed Study — 4 credits

Directed study is provided for students whose unusual circumstances prohibit taking a regularly scheduled course but who need the material of that course to satisfy a requirement. Availability of this faculty-directed learning experience depends on faculty time and may be limited in any given term and restricted to certain courses.
Prerequisites: Faculty, department chair and dean approval.

FSNU 4752 Practicum: Diabetes Education — 2 credits

This is an interdisciplinary study of diabetes mellitus. Attend the Team Management of Diabetes Workshop at the International Diabetes Center and complete several written assignments.
Prerequisites: FSNU 3000, faculty and department chair approval.

FSNU 4754 Practicum — 4 credits

FSNU 4952 Independent Study — 2 credits

Independent study offers students the opportunity for specialized research not covered in a course offering, by the action project or thesis. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a learning contract, which specifies the content and objectives of the study as well as the requirements and procedures for evaluation. The amount of credit earned for the study also is included in the learning contract.
Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty and department chair or program director.

FSNU 4954 Independent Study — 4 credits

Independent study offers students the opportunity for specialized research not covered in a course offering, by the action project or thesis. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a learning contract, which specifies the content and objectives of the study as well as the requirements and procedures for evaluation. The amount of credit earned for the study also is included in the learning contract.
Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty and department chair or program director.

FSNU 4992 Topics — 2 credits

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.

FSNU 4994 Topics — 4 credits

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.