Degrees and Requirements

Exercise and Sports Science

Purpose:

A major in Exercise and Sports Science will provide students an interdisciplinary approach and comprehensive knowledge to the scientific basis of human movement, physical activity, exercise and sport performance.

Exercise scientists and exercise physiologists are professionals who specialize in assessing, evaluating, and prescribing exercise programs for health-related fitness outcomes of individuals in private, health, and corporate settings.  Other options include the growing field of clinical exercise physiology where the Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) assess, evaluates and prescribes individual exercise programs for chronic disease populations in various medical settings.  Sport scientists are professionals who assess, evaluate and prescribe exercise and training protocols for the purpose of enhancing the sport performance potential of individuals.  Sport scientists work with individual athletes, coaches and teams in all amateur and professional sports. They also provide recommendations to promote recovery after training and offer motivational support.

Requirements:

To successfully complete the Exercise and Sports Science major, the following coursework is required:

  • 69 credits as listed under Major Component
    • 32 credits in Science and Math
    • 28 credits in Exercise Science and Sports Performance Requirements
    • 9 credits of Exercise Science and Sports Performance Electives
  • 37 Core Credits
  • 14 General Elective Credits
  • A minimum of 120 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which, and 50% of the major must be earned at La Roche College (developmental course work does not count toward the minimum number of required courses for graduation)

Summary of Requirements

Exercise Science and Sports Peformance Component: 28 credits

  • EXSP3005
    MOTOR LEARNING, CONTROL & DEVELOPMENT |

    EXSP3005
    MOTOR LEARNING, CONTROL & DEVELOPMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to introduce students to the theoretical differences and application in motor skill development across the life span. Topics will include motor learning, motor control and motor development experienced during growth and development and used in physical activity, exercise, and sport performance.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L & HSCU3014 & PSYC1021

  • EXSP3007
    BIOMECHANICS |

    EXSP3007
    BIOMECHANICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is a study of the science of human movement and will provide students the understanding and analysis of structure and mechanical functioning of human movement and motor skills used for physical activity, exercise, and sports performance.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L & HSCU3014 & MATH1010

  • EXSP3025L
    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY-LABORATORY |

    EXSP3025L
    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY-LABORATORY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    A series of laboratory applications related to the content of HSCU3015 Exercise Physiology and Sport Nutrition will emphasize the assessment and testing of various types of exercise and energy metabolism during physical activity, exercise, and sports performance. Students will learn to assess and evaluate body typing and body composition. Prereqs: BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L & HSCU3014|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L & HSCU3014

  • EXSP3030
    FITNESS TESTING & EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION |

    EXSP3030
    FITNESS TESTING & EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This class will provide students an opportunity to learn in both lecture and hands-on approaches about a variety of common fitness tests related to cardiovascular and muscular fitness and flexibility. Students will also learn the principles of exercise prescription for healthy adults, and modifications for apparently healthy children and older adults. Prereq: HSCU/EXSP3025

    PREREQUISITES:

    HSCU/EXSP3025

  • EXSP4005
    CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY |

    EXSP4005
    CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide students the knowledge base to understand the impact and limitations of chronic disease and special populations on activities of daily living (ADL), physical activity, and exercise. Students will be able to assess, evaluate, and prescribe individual exercise protocols to individuals diagnosed with conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, respiratory disorders, asthma, arthritis, and cancer.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L & EXSP3007 & HSCU3035

  • EXSP4051
    EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE - INTERNSHIP I |

    EXSP4051
    EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE - INTERNSHIP I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/6

    PREREQUISITES:

  • HSCU3014
    KINESIOLOGY |

    HSCU3014
    KINESIOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • HSCU3025
    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & SPORTS NUTRITION(EXSP3025) |

    HSCU3025
    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & SPORTS NUTRITION(EXSP3025) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on wellness promotion throughout life.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L

  • HSCU3050
    HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES |

    HSCU3050
    HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on health assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention for major health concerns of individuals throughout the life span. Emphasis will be on developing the student's ability to create an in-depth health history and health risk profile, and to perform physical assessment of clients of varying ages. Evidence-based screening tests for early detection of disease, immunizations and prophylaxis to prevent disease and counseling to modify risk factors that lead to disease will be explored. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024

Exericse and Sport Science Electives: Choose 9 credits

  • CMET2012
    COMMUNICATION, SPORTS & CULTURE |

    CMET2012
    COMMUNICATION, SPORTS & CULTURE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Sports is a global, highly influential industry that ranges from sporting goods to professional and amateur sports organizations and effects populations across national boundaries and cultures. This class focuses on the ways that sport is a communication phenomena which influences how we see and interact within our own cultures and other cultures. In using communication theories, the class will focus on how people enact, produce, consume and organize sport as a primarily communicative activity. This will mean focusing on the ways the mass media discusses and influences the importance of sports within cultures; the ways various myths, metaphors, and narratives influence participants, fans, and media views on the role of sport; the ways small group and organizational communication theories can highlight and analyze relational issues in sport; and how our own language choices influence and reinforce the interaction between sport and culture. |

    PREREQUISITES:

  • EXSP3XXX

    EXSP3XXX

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • EXSP4052
    EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE - INTERNSHIP II |

    EXSP4052
    EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE - INTERNSHIP II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/6

    PREREQUISITES:

  • MRKT3031
    SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING |

    MRKT3031
    SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Sports and Entertainment Marketing may be thought of as the specific application of marketing principles and processes to sports and entertainment. This course examines the complex and diverse nature of sports and entertainment marketing. A framework will be presented to help explain and organize the strategic sports and entertainment marketing process as well as the current structure of the sports and entertainment industry. Specific topics addressed include: understanding spectators, participants, and sponsors, sports marketing branding, women in sports, international sports marketing, and the emerging industry entertainment trends in music and motion pictures, sponsorship programs, ticket pricing and pricing models, stadium economics, and franchising as a distribution tool.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG2021 or MRKT2021

  • MRKT4019
    SPORT ADMINISTRATION & MGMT (ADMG4019) |

    MRKT4019
    SPORT ADMINISTRATION & MGMT (ADMG4019) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide a comprehensive, current and concise introduction to sports management and administration principles and practices. Functional overviews of industry skills are presented and exposure to organizational theory, law and sports governance, facilities and venues, sports marketing, ethical applications, broadcasting, sales, event management, agency, advertising, sponsorship, international sport, collegiate and amateur sport will be addressed in detail.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PSYC2015
    HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY |

    PSYC2015
    HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores psychological contributions to physical health and illness enhancement of physical health and the understanding and control of psychological processes that undermine health are addressed from theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include the psychology of stress, pain, illness and treatment, and addictive lifestyle behaviors such as drinking and smoking.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    PSYC1021 or PSYC1021H

  • SOCL2022
    SPORTS & GLOBALIZATION |

    SOCL2022
    SPORTS & GLOBALIZATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Using sociological theories and concepts, this course analyzes how society defines and organizes sports. This course also looks at how sports as a (local and globalized) social activity influences important aspects of our lives such as family, education, politics, the economy, media, and religion. It also examines how sports participation affects our ideas about, among other things, gender, class, ethnicity, conformity, and violence.|

    PREREQUISITES:

Science and Math Component: 32 Credits

  • BIOL1020
    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY |

    BIOL1020
    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will introduce the language of medicine through the analysis of medical terminology structure and the understanding of the definition, spelling and pronunciation of medical terms.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I |

    BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    A basic course concerned with the structural and physiological processes of the human body. Interdependence of structure and function is stressed to promote better understanding of the entire body environment. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: BIOL1023L

  • BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I-LAB |

    BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Laboratory for BIOL1023: Anatomy & Physiology I|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II |

    BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    The second of two basic courses concerned with the structural and physiological processes of the human body. Interdependence of structure and function is stressed to promote better understanding of the entire body environment. Lecture and laboratory courses.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1023 & Concurrent: BIOL1024L

  • BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II- LAB |

    BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II- LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Laboratory for BIOL1024: Anatomy and Physiology II.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1007
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I(SLSC1008) |

    CHEM1007
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I(SLSC1008) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the basic principles of general, organic and biochemistry. The principles are related to living systems including the properties and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Lecture and laboratory course. Cross-listed with SLSC1008|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1008

  • CHEM1008
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I-LAB |

    CHEM1008
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM1007 Principles of Chemistry I|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1017
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II |

    CHEM1017
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an introductory survey of biochemistry, along with biomedical applications. Important biomolecules such as hemoglobin will be discussed, with an emphasis on correlating structure with function. A discussion of intermediary metabolism follows, including an introduction to inborn errors of metabolism. The course concludes with a discussion of molecular including potential biomedical application.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1007 or SLSO1008 & Concurrent: CHEM1018

  • CHEM1018
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    CHEM1018
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM1017 Principles of Chemistry II|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1008

  • MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The study of the fundamentals of probability theory with applications to natural and social sciences as well as to mathematics. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, statistical inference, estimation and analysis of variance are included.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • NSCI1025
    NORMAL & CLINICAL NUTRITION |

    NSCI1025
    NORMAL & CLINICAL NUTRITION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course covers the fundamental principles of nutrition and their relationship to health. The role of diet in the prevention and treatment of representative pathophysiological conditions will be examined. This course is designed for students majoring in Nursing or interested in careers in the Health Sciences.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PHYS1010
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    PHYS1010
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide a broad background in physics for those who will enter the allied health professions. Applications will be made to the biological and physiological sciences, as well as to the various types of equipment. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010 Coreq: PHYS1010L

  • PHYS1010L
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE-LAB |

    PHYS1010L
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for PHYS1010 Physics for Health Science|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY |

    PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This survey course introduces students to several critical areas of psychology. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the scientific method, its application to psychology, and the insights gained from scientific research. The interactions among biological processes, cognitive and emotional responses, sociocultural forces, and behavior are examined. Included are such diverse topics as: health, stress, and coping; consciousness, sleep and dreams; effects of psychoactive drugs on behavior and health; psychological disorders; social psychology; types of learning and behavior management, information processing approaches including memory, encoding and retrieval; and the relationship of the nervous system to thought, feelings, and behaviors.|

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