ES 121 Introduction to Exercise Science (3)
The history and philosophy of health, physical education, and sport are presented with career research and planning along with the psychological and sociological implications of current physical education, health, and sport issues. Students are introduced to professionals in their major area of study. They will examine closely all professional organizations pertinent to their area of study.
ES 122 Camp Counseling and Administration (3)
This course develops knowledge of camping skills that include everything from nature crafts to various water craft skills. Learn the various responsibilities and duties of required camp staff in a day camp and extend camp settings. Identify with leadership process, organization structure and personnel management. An awareness of State and Federal Health and Safety Standards, and the importance of fiscal management is also stressed within this course.
ES 125 Personal and Community Health (3)
An overview of current personal and community health issues which enables students to understand causes of, and solutions to present day health problems.
ES 129 Recreation Theory and Leadership (3)
This course develops recreation leadership skills and abilities through the study of group dynamics activities. Identify with the various leadership techniques as they relate to group dynamics. Study the history of recreation and how it has become important to all age group in the present. Become aware of professional journals, professional organizations and agencies and their involvement in the many aspects of recreation today.
ES 130 Fitness for Life (2)
This course is designed to increase students knowledge and appreciation of skill-related and health-related fitness principles. Students will develop and apply their knowledge of healthy lifestyles through lecture and laboratory opportunities by writing about, and engaging in their own fitness programs based on personal needs, interests, and expectations.
ES 131 Individual Fitness and Conditioning (1)
This course is designed to promote individual participation in fitness activities that will maintain or increase personal levels muscular strength, muscular endurance, muscular flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. The instructor will work with students to develop a sound physical fitness regimen and will supervise biweekly exercise sessions. One credit ES131, ES132, ES135 and ES138 activity courses can be repeated up to a total of 3.0 credit hours. (Graded Pass/Fail)
ES 132 Racket Sport Activities (1)
This course is designed to promote small group participation in fitness activities that involve racket sports such as tennis, racquetball, badminton, or pickle ball. Students will learn about the rules and strategies involved with these racket sports and will have the opportunity to play them twice weekly. One credit ES131, ES132, ES135 and ES138 activity courses can be repeated up to a total of 3.0 credit hours. (Graded Pass/Fail)
ES 133 Lifetime Fitness (1)
This course is designed to allow students to complete an approved fitness activity course or program, offered outside of Defiance College. It must be approved by the Exercise Science Coordinator prior to registration and documentation of the course or program completion must be provided to fulfill the physical activity requirement. (Graded Pass/Fail)
ES 135 Group Recreational Activities (1)
This course is designed to promote small and/or large group participation in a variety of fitness activities that include volleyball, basketball, soccer, and other court games. Students will learn about the rules and strategies involved within these games and will have the opportunity to play them twice weekly. One credit ES131, ES132, ES135 and ES138 activity courses can be repeated up to a total of 3.0 credit hours. (Graded Pass/Fail)
ES 137 Intercollegiate Athletics (0)
This allows NCAA eligible student athletes to waive the physical activity component of the Personal Wellness requirement. This course waiver does not count toward the total number of hours required for the degree.
ES 138 Strength and Conditioning (1)
This course is designed to promote individual participation in strength training activities that will maintain or increase personal levels of muscular strength and power. The instructor will work with students to develop a sound strength-training regimen and will supervise biweekly exercise sessions. One credit ES131, ES132, ES135 and ES138 activity courses can be repeated up to a total of 3.0 credit hours. (Graded Pass/Fail)
ES 234 Community First Aid and CPR (1)
Students can meet the requirements for Red Cross certification in community first aid and CPR, including infant, child, and adult CPR. The course concentrates on the immediate, temporary care given to the victim(s) of an accident or sudden illness until professional help is secured. After satisfactorily completing the practical requirements and tests, students will receive community first aid and CPR cards. (Graded Pass/Fail)
ES 237 Recreation for Special Populations (3)
Designed to provide the student with an understanding of activity analysis and selection, then presentation to a variety of special populations, after evaluating the results from the screenings and appraisals.
ES 256 Evaluation and Measurement in Health and Physical Education (3)
Designed to develop philosophy and skills with measurement, evaluation, and testing in health, physical education, and sport. Students will have opportunities to collect and interpret data using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Most assignments will be tailored to fit settings within the student’s area of study.
ES 330 Pharmacology (2)
This course will instruct the student in the knowledge of medications used to treat injuries and illness. The course will also include the discussion of elicit drugs and how health care professionals can intervene on behalf of those individuals using elicit drugs. Offered in the spring semester in alternate years.
ES 340 Nutrition (2)
This course will instruct the student in the concepts of proper nutrition and how it can benefit physically active individuals. These concepts include the basic nutritional components (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water), caloric intake, weight management, pre-game meals, and eating disorders. Offered in the spring semester in alternate years.
ES 355 Exercise Physiology (3)
Exercise physiology is the study of how the body adapts to the acute and chronic stress of physical activity. It develops a basic understanding of how the body works by incorporating anatomy, motor learning, kinesiology, biomechanics, and systematic physiology. Prerequisite: BI 235 and BI 236 or BI229.
ES 356 Kinesiology and Biomechanics (3)
The course is designed to investigate four components of physical activity: a) location, origin insertion, and action of the major muscles involved in physical activity; b) principles of motion and how they apply in the physical education/sport domain; c) analysis of various aspects of human movement for efficiency and effectiveness; d) improvement of movement style based on application of physics principles to analysis of movement. Prerequisite: BI 235 and BI 236 or BI229.
ES 357 Muscle Structure and Function (2)
This course focuses on the functional anatomy of muscle origin, insertion, action and innervations. Applying their muscle knowledge, students will determine the exact muscles used during individual weight training exercises. Conditioning programs will be developed for individual sports that include specific weight training, plyometerics and cardiovascular programs. Prerequisite: BI235/236 or BI229.
ES 372 Recreation Programming (3)
Identify and design a variety of recreational activities suitable for various recreational settings. Become aware of organizational strategies suitable for these activities in their specific settings.
ES 481 Organization and Administration of Health,
Physical Education, and Sport (3)
Organization and administration of health, physical education, sports medicine, and wellness programs with an emphasis on facilities, equipment, budget, scheduling, community relationships, use of community resources, current issues, and ethical concerns. After the first five weeks, the course will involve team teaching. Students will be placed in groups according to their major area of study. Open to juniors and seniors only.
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