Exercise Science: Course Descriptions

EXIP-255 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-275 Internship

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-281 Nutrition

Detailed study of the relationship between nutrition and total individual health across the life-span. Emphasis will be placed on the essential nutrient chemical conversions during digestion, absorption and metabolism and their contribution to optimal health. Individual nutritional analysis and a personalized diet plan will be required. Note: Only EXIP 281 or EXIP 381 will count for the EXMB or EXIP major, but not both. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXIP-295 Ind Study in Integrated Physiology

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-345 Biomechanics & Lab

Study of the structure and functioning of the human body via the methods of classical mechanics. Prerequisite: BIOL 224 or BIOL 230; MATH 125; and EXMB 200 each with minimum grade of C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXIP-355 Special Topics

See department for description.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-365 Perceptual Motor Learning

Study of issues related to the understanding, teaching and learning of motor skills. Examination of factors (individual, task, environment) and interactions that influence skill acquisition and performance in daily, recreational, clinical and scientific contexts. Prerequisite: EXMB 200 or Statistics (MATH-207, PSY-350, or SOC-301), each with a minimum grade of C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXIP-381 Principles of Nutrition

Advanced study of nutrition, including physiological function and metabolic fate of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. Individual nutritional analysis and a personalized diet plan will be required. Note: Only EXIP 281 or EXIP 381 will count for the EXMB or EXIP major, but not both. Prerequisite (or concurrent enrollment): BIOL 231, BIOL 240, or CHEM 300 with a minimum grade of C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXIP-385 Physiology of Exercise & Lab

The branch of physiology that deals with function of the body during exercise and adaptations that occur in response. Knowledge and application of scientific principles are necessary to develop peak performance in athletes and maintain health and fitness in the general population - quantitatively and qualitatively improving life. Prerequisite: BIOL-202; BIOL-231 or BIOL-240; and EXMB-200 (or concurrent enrollment), each with a minimum grade of C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXIP-395 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-399 Junior Seminar

This course introduces students to the primary research literature in the field of Exercise Science. Topics will include procedures for locating sources of information; practice in assessing research reports; introduction to various types of research methodologies (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, reviews, meta-analysis); training in human subject ethics and the Institutional Review Board process;and writing skills relevant to scientific reporting. Prerequisite: Declared Exercise Science major; EXMB-200; BIOL-224; BIOL-240; and 3 of the following courses: EXIP-345, EXIP-365, EXIP-385, EXMB-322, EXMB-323 EXMB-333, EXMB 336, MATH-207, PSY-350, or SOC-301. All specific prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-400 Advanced Analysis in Kinesiology

This course develops the greater knowledge depth and more sophisticated skills needed to critically analyze existing research literature and design original investigations in a sub-disciplinary area of kinesiology that matches students' interests, backgrounds and goals. Topics will fall within the recognized expertise area of the instructor. Includes active learning components. Prerequisite: Pass EXMB 105 or OL 107, and EXIP 399; and complete 3 of the following courses with a minimum grade of C- in each: EXIP 345, EXIP 365, EXIP 385, EXMB 322, EXMB 323, EXMB 333, or EXMB 336. Instructor's consent required. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXIP-440 Advanced Human Anatomy and Lab

Advanced study of gross and histological structure of the human body. Introduction into musculoskeletal, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 224 or BIOL-230 with a minimum grade of C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXIP-455 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-495 Independent Research

Faculty supervised, student-conducted research activities. May be repeated for new/continuing projects. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-498 Senior Research I

This is the first formal phase of capstone work for senior Exercise Science majors. Students will propose and execute a project on a current topic in exercise science. Students must successfully complete EXIP-498 and EXIP-499 to meet the capstone requirement and normally complete these in consecutive semesters. Prerequisite: EXIP 399 and EXIP 400 with minimum grade C-. Instructor's consent required. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

EXIP-499 Senior Research II

This is the final phase of capstone work for senior Exercise Science majors. Students will conclude and disseminate the results of the senior project via poster, presentation, or manuscript. Students must successfully complete both EXIP-498 and EXIP-499 to meet the capstone requirement and normally complete these in consecutive semesters. Prerequisite: EXIP 498 with a minimum grade of C- (or concurrent enrollment). Instructor's consent required. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-105 First Aid

This course provides lay responders with skills and information needed in emergency situations to help sustain life and minimize pain and consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help becomes available. More advanced than standard American Red Cross first aid/CPR class. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-195 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-200 Exercise Science Foundations

This course presents the basic scientific foundations of and techniques used in the various sub-disciplines of Exercise Science. Prerequisite: MATH 122 with minimum grade of C (or concurrent enrollment). 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-205 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Students will learn to prevent, evaluate, and care for injuries and other health concerns common to athletic participation. The basics of emergency care and preventive taping will also be addressed. Participation fee required. If a student drops or withdraws from the class after some expenses have been accrued the student will be responsible for those expenses. Prerequisite: EXMB 105 or OL 107. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-255 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-275 Internship

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-295 Independent Study in Motor Behavior

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-303 Medical Terminology

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the language of medicine. Students will be required to learn basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words, and medical terms associated with the body as a whole. Prerequisite: BIOL 202 with a minimum grade C-. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-311 Coaching Methods

Series of individual courses designed to give students insight and direction in leading or assisting in the coaching of athletics. Sports represented rotate and vary depending on instructor availability. Prerequisite: EXMB-105. May be repeated for credit for different sports. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-312 Coaching Principles

General principles applicable to the coaching of sports including strategy and tactics, motivation, ethics, liability, budgeting, and development of organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Prerequisites: EXMB-105 and EXMB-311 with a minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-313 Strength & Conditioning Methods

Principles, methods and materials relevant to the design and implementation of strength, endurance, flexibility, speed, power, balance and agility enhancement for diverse populations based on sound scientific principles. Prerequisite: EXIP 385 with minimum grade of C. Recommended: EXIP 345. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-315 Adapted Physical Activity

Introduction to adapted, corrective, and developmental physical activities. Emphasis is placed on assessment, laws & legislation, and teaching methods of physical activities for the exceptional student. Also listed as DS 315. Prerequisite: EXMB-105, and EXIP 365 with a minimum grade of C- or DS 200 with a minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-321 Teaching Physical Activity I

Content will focus on generally applicable instructional techniques as well as class and behavior management strategies for individual, dual, and group physical activity settings, including: design of developmentally appropriate instructional materials, assessment of learning and instructional behaviors; approaches for working with a variety of learners. Prerequisite: EXIP 365. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-322 TPA: Group Activities

Content will focus on evidence-based instructional methods, class and behavior management techniques, and planning and application of instructional strategies that are specific to group physical activities. An emphasis will be placed on implementing effective instruction of developmentally appropriate group-oriented physical activities. Prerequisite: EXMB 321 with minimum grade C-; and EXMB 105 or OL 107. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-323 TPA: Individual & Dual Activities

Content will focus on evidence-based instructional methods, behavior management techniques, and planning and application of instructional strategies that are specific to individual and dual physical activities. An emphasis will be placed on the implementation of developmentally appropriate physical activity instruction of individual and dual activities for singular learners or groups of learners. Prerequisite: EXMB 321 with minimum grade C-; and EXMB 105 or OL 107. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-333 Psychology of Human Movement

This course examines psychological dimensions across the spectrum of human movement contexts, including recreational through elite sport across the lifespan. Topics will include research and application in the areas of motivation, confidence, psychological skills training, stress management, communication, youth sport, and exercise adherence. Prerequisite: EXMB 200 with minimum grade C- or PSY 150 with minimum grade C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXMB-336 Sociology of Human Movement

This course is designed to examine the pervasive and significant relationships between the social constructions of sport and physical activity to contemporary social institutions such as politics, religion, economics, education and mass media. In addition it will afford students the opportunity to critically explore and increase their understanding of how specific social categories such as age, gender, race, sex, social class, religion, sexual orientation and physical disabilities, intersect to influence participation and experiences of individuals within sport and physical activity contexts. Prerequisite: EXMB-200, SOC 101, or SOC 102 with minimum grade C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

EXMB-355 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-366 Human Motor Development

This course is designed to use a lecture/discussion/activity structure to study issues related to the development of human motor behavior over the lifespan. Current theory and research will be discussed related to motor and behavioral changes that are commonly experienced in humans from early childhood to late adulthood. Prerequisites: EXIP 365 with minimum grade C-. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-395 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-413 Adult Fitness Practicum: Boxer Boot Camp

A supervised practical experience working with adults in an exercise setting. Boxer Boot Camp is a Pacific University faculty/staff exercise program. Students contribute to individualized program design and serve as fitness leaders for participants. Prerequisite: EXIP 281 or EXIP 381; and EXIP 385 and EXMB 313. Instructor's consent required. Pass/No Pass. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

EXMB-455 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-475 Internship

Internship is an off-campus educational field experience tailored to academic/career goals, where students carefully and thoughtfully apply content from coursework to the situation in which they are engaged. All arrangements must be completed by the student 2 weeks prior to the term in which internship work will occur. Prerequisites: 12 credits of Exercise Science coursework (EXIP & EXMB), each with a minimum grade of C-. Internship contract required. Pass/No Pass.
Credits: 1.00

EXMB-495 Independent Research

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

OL-107 Wilderness First Responder

Through lecture, lab and practical application, students will be introduced to the necessary skills for assessing and treating common medical problems in remote settings. The methods and common practices for wilderness medicine introduced in this course give students both a competency for treating injuries and illness and the experience that improves judgment which may prevent potential incidents. Successfully completing this course also offers a two year certification by the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. Additional course fees apply. Pass/No Pass. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OL-195 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

OL-207 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership

Introduction to the principles and practices of leading others outdoors. Focus on effective outdoor living skills, communication skills, understanding what a functional group looks like, facilitating group debriefs and having fun outdoors. Students will learn how to teach the following outdoor living skills using experiential education pedagogy: cooking, shelter building, weather prediction, navigation, equipment use & maintenance, clothing selection, travel techniques and health & sanitation. The instructor will model planning and effectively implementing the logistics for leading a weekend outdoor excursion. This class is for anyone interested in developing basic outdoor leadership skills. Participation fee required. The fee is used for class outings (i.e. transportation, food, campsites and permits). If a student drops or withdraws from the class after some expenses have been accrued the student will be responsible for those expenses. Prerequisite: HPER 157. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OL-307 Applied Outdoor Leadership

The focus of this course is on developing students' judgment, decision making and critical thinking skills so that they can more effectively lead others on outdoor trips. Examination of case studies and student-led trips with instructor supervision to increase students' ability to handle challenging outdoor leadership experiences. Course will develop student's Risk Management, Planning & Logistics, Leadership, Environmental Integration and Education skills. Content also includes facilitating challenging experiences and decision making with groups. There will be three weekend outdoor trips where all of these skills are applied. Participation fee required. The fee is used for class outings (i.e. transportation, food, campsites and permits). If a student drops or withdraws from the class after some expenses have been accrued the student will be responsible for those expenses. Prerequisite: OL 207 with minimum grade C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

OL-308 Single Pitch Rock Instructor

Students will develop their ability to lead single pitch sport climbs and traditional climbs. Students will learn how to manage the group climbing site, teach climbing movement, build traditional anchors, rappel, clean routes and coach trip participants. Prerequisite: Pass HPER-158 and OL-107, and complete OL-207 with minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OL-309 Coastal Sea Kayaking Instructor

This course builds on the fundamentals of sea kayaking skills and introduces the student to group management on the water and navigation in more challenging waters. Mastery of chart and compass use, boat handling skills, multiday trip planning, and an eskimo roll are also addressed. Previous sea kayaking experience required. Prerequisite: Pass HPER-159 and OL-107; and complete OL-207 with minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OL-395 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

OL-407 Outdoor Leadership Seminar

This course will help students synthesize the principles, practices, theories, ethics and philosophy presented throughout the pursuit of the Outdoor Leadership minor. It will also look at how leadership skills learned in the minor can be applied to future professions in the outdoors and within other careers. Participation fee required. The fee is used for class outings (i.e. transportation, food, campsites and permits). If a student drops or withdraws from the class after some expenses have been accrued the student will be responsible for those expenses. Prerequisite: OL 307 with minimum grade C-. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

OL-475 Internship

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00