Undergraduate Course Descriptions

You will find descriptions for all courses in the Sport and Exercise Sciences below. To determine which courses you are required to complete and which are recommended for your major, check your major’s curriculum online or in the undergraduate course catalog.



Sport and Exercise Sciences

All Sport and Exercise Science courses carry the prefix SES.

112 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (1)
National Safety Council certification examinations: Professional Rescuer CPR (Includes AED/O2 Admin) and Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently.

112L CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Laboratory (1)
This Laboratory course applies the cognitive and affective components of the SES 112 lecture in the practical experiences needed to prepare the student to make appropriate decisions about the care needed in case of emergency. Provides opportunity to acquire skills necessary to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. National Safety Council certifications: Professional Rescuer CPR (Includes AED/O2 Admin) and Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.

173 Introduction to Wellness (3)
Introduction to wellness is the study of essential practices as they relate to current concepts of prevention. The course will explore and emphasize the importance of emotional wellness, financial wellness, global wellness, intellectual wellness, physical wellness, social wellness, spiritual wellness, and vocational wellness.

181 A. T. Pre-clinical Skills I (1)
Pre-clinical practicum for athletic training majors. Introduction to basic clinical skills used in the professional activities of the athletic trainer. Basic fieldwork in the athletic training facility is included. SES 181 A1 01 and SES 281 A1 01 are both required as part of the criteria for clinical program selection.

199 Special Topics (1-3)
Topics may vary each semester as determined by the SES faculty, based on subjects of current interest. Offered no more than twice for the same topic.

210 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Sciences (3)
Historical foundations of physical education, sport, and exercise. Introduction to the fields of Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Management, Leisure and Recreation Management and Athletic Training. Participation in a variety of sport experiences. A focus of the class is to examine the common elements that unite the fields of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

212 Emergency Response (2)
Course content and practical experiences prepare the student to make appropriate decisions about the care needed in case of emergency. Provides opportunity to acquire skills necessary to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. National Safety Council certifications: Professional Rescuer CPR (Includes AED/O2 Admin); Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens and First Responder. Lecture and Lab must be taken concurrently.

212L Emergency Response and Lab (1)
This Laboratory course applies the cognitive and affective components of the SES 212 lecture in the practical experiences needed to prepare the student to make appropriate decisions about the care needed in case of emergency. Provides opportunity to acquire skills necessary to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. National Safety Council certifications: Professional Rescuer CPR (Includes AED/O2 Admin); Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens and First Responder.

220 Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of injuries as well as the conditions and illnesses of the physically active. The student will examine the anatomy and physiology associated with injury as well as the etiologic factors related to injury. The student will also be introduced to the concepts related to the field of athletic training as a profession and will address the view of other professionals involved with injury in the athletic arena. The course is intended to provide the preliminary information needed to advance the field of athletic training and establish a foundation of knowledge towards challenging the BOC certification examination. Prerequisite: BIO 220/230.

220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries Lab (1)
This laboratory course applies the cognitive and affective components of the SES 220 lecture in the practice and proficiency of the psychomotor skills associated with basic injury assessment and athletic injury assessment and athletic tapping techniques. Two hours weekly. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in SES 220.

259/359/459 Independent Study (3)
Original research of special topics pursued independently or in small groups. Available in Applied Sport & Exercise Science (SESA), Athletic Training (AT), Exercise Science Physiology (EX), Program Director required.

270 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness (3)
This course is required for students majoring or minoring in one of the SES programs. Students will analyze the impact of diet, exercise, stress management, health, and other areas of total wellness on the quality of life. Students will examine their personal health risk, complete a personal fitness and nutritional assessment, as well as pursue an individual exercise prescription program. Hands-on experiences and exposure to the use of computer analysis in fitness assessment are included.

281 A.T. Pre-Clinical Skills II (1)
Pre-clinical practicum for athletic training majors. Introduction to basic clinical skills used in the professional activities of the athletic trainer. Basic fieldwork in the athletic training facility are included. SES 181 A1 01 and SES 281 A1 01 are both required as part of the criteria for clinical program selection. Prerequisite: prior to successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in SES 181.

300 Special Topics (3)
Designed to provide experiences in a contemporary topic, problem, and/or research area. Offered in Applied Sport & Exercise Science (SESA), Athletic Training (AT), Exercise Science Physiology (EX), Specific topics will be offered no more than twice.

316 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
A study of sports therapy physical agents used in athletic training techniques such as cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, and mechanical therapy. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory weekly. Laboratory to be taken concurrently with lecture. Prerequisites: SES 220. Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures and SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures

316L Therapeutic Modalities Laboratory (1)
A laboratory course for athletic training majors. The practice of the techniques of application of therapeutic modalities utilized by certified athletic trainers in their management of injuries to athletes. Prerequisite: SES 220 Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures and SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures Laboratory. Concurrent enrollment SES 316 Therapeutic Modalities. Two contact hours. One credit.

318 Therapeutic Exercise (3)
A study of clinical sports therapy techniques used in the rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: SES 220. Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures and SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures

318L Therapeutic Exercise Laboratory (1)
A laboratory course for athletic training majors. The practice of the techniques of application of therapeutic exercise techniques utilized by certified athletic trainers in their management of injuries to athletes. Prerequisite: SES 220, SES 220L, Concurrent enrollment SES 318. Two contact hours. One credit. Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures and SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures Laboratory.

320 Kinesiology (3)
The study of anatomical and biomechanical principles of human performance and movement science. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory weekly. Laboratory to be taken concurrently with lecture. Prerequisite: BIO 220 Introduction to Human Anatomy.

320L Kinesiology Lab (1)
The study and application of anatomical and biomechanical principles of human performance and movement science. Laboratory to be taken concurrently with lecture. Pre-requisite: BIO 220 Introduction to Human Anatomy and BIO 220L Introduction to Human Anatomy Laboratory.

321 Advanced Upper Extremity Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3)
This course is designed to introduce the athletic training student to techniques in assessment and evaluating athletic related injuries in the upper extremity, head facial, ear, eye regions. The student will be introduced to the processes associated with evaluating structural, bio-mechanical, neural, and etiological factors related to athletic injury. Prerequisites SES 220Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures and SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures Laboratory (as required by the program director).

321L Advanced Upper Extremity Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries Laboratory (1)
A laboratory course for athletic training majors. This course is designed to introduce the athletic training student to techniques in assessment and evaluating athletic related injuries in the upper extremity, head & facial, ear, eye region. Prerequisite: SES 220, Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures and SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures Laboratory. SES 220L, Concurrent enrollment SES 321 Advanced Upper Extremity Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries. Two contact hours. One credit.

322 Advanced Lower Extremity Assessments of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3)
This course is designed to introduce the athletic training student to techniques in assessment for evaluating athletic related injuries to the lumbar spine, hip, knee, and ankle region. The student will be introduced to the processes associated with evaluating structural, bio-mechanical, neural, and etiological factors related to athletic injury. Prerequisites SES 220 Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures and SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures Laboratory.

322L Advanced Lower Extremity Assessments of Musculoskeletal Injuries Laboratory (1)
A laboratory course for athletic training majors. The course is designed to introduce the athletic training student to techniques in assessment and evaluating athletic related injuries to the lumbar spine, hip, knee and ankle region. Prerequisite: SES 220 Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures SES 220L Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injures Laboratory, Concurrent enrollment SES 322 Advanced Lower Extremity Assessments of Musculoskeletal Injuries. Two contact hours. One credit.

325 Officiating Team and Individual Sports (2)
A study of officiating techniques, rules and procedures in selected team and individual sports.

326 Principles of Motor Learning (3)
Introduces the student to psychomotor concepts and how these principles are applied to the learning of gross and fine motor skills in order to produce more efficient movement. Emphasis is placed on motor learning theories, research, and the learning environment.

328 Theory of Coaching in Sport, Fitness and Wellness (3)
Techniques and principles related to coaching in various sport, fitness and wellness areas; use of sound communication, instructional strategies, management, and organizational techniques applied to coaching in sport, fitness and wellness.

330 Nutrition for Physical Performance (3)
The study of nutrition, diet analysis, biochemical processes in energy metabolism, nutrition and health problems, and nutrition as it relates to physical performance.

332 Applied Exercise Techniques & Injury Prevention (3)
This course focuses on the application of biomechanics and exercise physiology in the development of neuromuscular exercise techniques for the apparently healthy populations including children and older adults. Emphasis is placed on teaching sage and effective exercise through the following topics; proper demonstration of exercise, adapting exercise to meet individual needs, progressing the exercise from beginner – to advanced – level, identification of incorrect techniques, and identification of chronic overuse injuries and strategies to avoid them. Prerequisite: SES 320 Kinesiology and SES 320L Kinesiology Laboratory or equivalent.

335 Introduction to Sport Psychology (3)
An analysis of the social and psychological dimensions of sport. Emphasis is placed on social and psychological theories and research related to physical activity, physical education, corporate fitness, and athletic programs. Prerequisites: PSY 281 or college-level course work in Psychology.

337 Introduction to Exercise Psychology (3)
A course that examines the reciprocal relations among physical activity, exercise behavior, and biochemical and physiological adaptation. Further, this course provides a foundational exploration of psychosocial determinants and effects associated with adopting and maintaining an exercise program. Topics include: theories of behavior change, exercise psychology interventions, and the relationship between exercise and mental health. Prerequisite: PSY 281 Introduction to Psychology.

340 Adapted Physical Activity, Recreation and Sport (3)
An introductory course designed for pre-professionals to develop competencies necessary to deliver service in accordance with federal laws. Motor, sensory, and cognitive disabilities will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on individualized educational programming and adapting regular physical activity, recreation, and sport programs. Prerequisite: Junior Status

SES 341 Psychology of Injury (3)
This course will examine the psychological factors involved in injury and the rehabilitation process. Relevant theory, research, and practical applications will be discussed along with the integration and application of knowledge learned from other major courses as they apply to this particular context. Some topics include: impact of stress on injury, psychological reactions to injury, adherence to injury rehabilitation programs, the application of psychological skills (e.g., goal setting, imagery, self-talk, confidence) based on the phase of injury rehabilitation, social support, and returning to performance after injury. Prerequisite: SES 335 Introduction to Sport Psychology.

360 Essentials of Exercise Physiology (3)
This is an entry-level course in exercise physiology, which is the study of how the body (subcell, cell, tissue, organ, system) responds in function and structure to 1) acute exercise stress, and 2) chronic physical activity. Aspects of chemistry, biology, and physics are integrated to explain biological events and their sites of occurrence in the human body as they affect exercise and training. The course includes the energy systems, neuromuscular concepts as applied to sports, and functions of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during rest, steady state and exhaustive physical activity. This course satisfies a general education “distribution” requirement in Science and is required for Applied Sport & Exercise Science majors. Laboratory to be taken concurrently with lecture. Laboratory fee required. Prerequisite: BIO 220 Introduction to Human Anatomy.

360L Essentials of Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1)
This lab course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn basic principles of exercise response and training and their applications to diverse populations. It is designed to help pre-professionals in physical education and sport management related majors understand the interrelationships among energy intake, energy production during exercise, and physiologic systems which support physical activity and training responses. Its applied perspective is designed to help physical educators, coaches and beginning exercise and sport professionals understand and appreciate the scientific foundations of exercise and physical activity/sport. Co-requisite: SES 360. Prerequisites: BIO 220 Introduction to Human Anatomy and BIO 220 Introduction to Human Anatomy Lab.

361 Exercise Physiology (3)
Includes an in-depth survey of the neuromuscular, metabolic cardiorespiratory and hormonal responses to acute exercise and the physiological adaptations to chronic exercise. Topics include thermoregulation, ergogenic aids, body composition, sport training, growth and development, and aging. Required for athletic training and exercise physiology majors. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory weekly. Laboratory to be taken concurrently with lecture. Laboratory fee required. Prerequisites: BIO 240 Introduction to Human Anatomy.

361L Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1)
This lab course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn basic skills relevant to an exercise physiologist. The student learns these skills through observation as well as through hands-on opportunities to perform as the technician and/or the client during the structured weekly activities. Students will experience, first hand, the neuromuscular, metabolic, and cardiorespiratory responses to acute exercise. Skills learned in this interactive setting serve as the foundation for future coursework within the Exercise Physiology curriculum. Prerequisite: BIO 240; Introduction to Human Anatomy.

367 Principles of Personal Training (3)
This course provides an introduction to the principles of personal training as established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). It will provide students a basic understanding of physiological changes occurring during exercise training. The student will be introduced to concepts of exercise testing and prescription, and design of safe exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals medically cleared to exercise. Prerequisites: SES 330 Nutrition for Physical Performance, SES 360 Essential of Exercise Physiology or SES 361 Exercise Physiology.

370 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (3)
Application of exercise physiological concepts to exercise prescription and programming for individuals without disease or with controlled disease. Includes analysis of techniques used for health appraisal, risk stratification and fitness assessment, and evaluation of strategies used to promote physical activity. Prerequisites: SES 270 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, SES 361 Exercise Physiology and SES 361L Exercise Physiology lab.

370L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab (1)
This lab course is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to perform fitness assessment and exercise testing for cardio-respiratory fitness, body composition, and muscle flexibility, strength and endurance, and to demonstrate various exercises prescribed for muscle flexibility, strength and endurance as recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine. Must be taken concurrently with SES 370. Prerequisites: SES 270 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, SES 361 and SES 361 Exercise Physiology and SES 361L Exercise Physiology lab.

381A A.T. Clinical Skills Level II Part 1 (2)
A course for athletic training majors designed to promote clinical skills proficiency in general medical conditions, upper and lower body patient exposures, medical terminology and athletic protective equipment. Formatted in five-three week rotations with surgical observation. Physician/Allied-Health presentations are included. Prerequisites: Clinical acceptance and SES 281. A.T. Pre-Clinical Skills II.

381B A.T. Clinical Skills Level II Part 2 (2)
A course for athletic training majors designed to promote clinical skills proficiency in general medical conditions, upper and lower body patient exposures, and medical documentation. Formatted in five-three week rotations with surgical observation. Physician/Allied-Health presentations are included. Prerequisite: SES 381A. A.T. Clinical Skills Level II Part 1.

SES 427 Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (3)
This course will examine relevant issues in the field of applied sport psychology and the application of psychological theories and research to performance in sport, exercise, and non-sport contexts. The course is designed to teach students the basics of psychological skills training and intervention development by exploring the application of cognitive strategies, such as goal setting, imagery, positive self-talk, and teambuilding. Students will have the opportunity to develop mental training programs for athletes, exercisers, groups/teams, coaches, and/or non-sport performers. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the practice of sport psychology by observing the design and application of evidence-based mental training techniques and interventions utilized by AASP Certified Consultants and MS SEPP supervised graduate students. Pre-requisite: SES 335 Introduction to Sport Psychology and SES 337 Introduction to Exercise Psychology.

SES 437 Research in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology (3)
This course examines research methods and designs used in sport, exercise and performance psychology. Emphasis is placed on the development of research techniques, including the ability to define research problems, write hypotheses, review and interpret literature, and develop research designs. Student will learn basic statistics for measurement and research (e.g., probability, meaningfulness, sampling techniques, linear regression and correlation). Pre-requisite: MAT 152 Elementary Probability & Statistics, SES 335 Introduction to Sport Psychology and SES 337 Introduction to Exercise Psychology.

441 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3)
Pathophysiology of chronic diseases with further emphasis on the physiological and technical basis of clinical exercise tolerance tests and exercise prescription for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. 3 hours lecture weekly. Prerequisite: SES 361 Exercise Physiology or equivalent. Co-requisite: SES 441L Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab.

441L Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab (1)
Practical applications to clinical exercise tolerance tests and exercise prescription for the chronic disease patient. Health screening, risk stratification, basic ECG and blood pressure measures, developing and implementing exercise test protocols, and emergency protocols. Prerequisite: SES 361 Exercise Physiology Co-requisite: SES 441 Clinical Exercise Physiology.

463 Applied Physiology of Strength and Conditioning (3)
Includes critical evaluation of strength and conditioning concepts and the biomechanical and physiological analyses of various sport movements as they apply to strength and power exercises for sport training. Students are prepared to attempt the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s certification exam. Prerequisites: SES 320 Kinesiology and SES 361 Exercise Physiology. Can be taken concurrently with SES 320 Kinesiology.

465 Organizational Leadership and Management in SES (3)
Study of desirable standards, policies, and practices in the organization, supervision, and administration of physical education, athletics, recreation, dance, athletic training, and sport programs. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

469 Directed Readings (3)
Directed library research and readings in Applied Sport & Exercise Science (AS), Athletic Training (AT), and Exercise Physiology (EX).

477 Physical Activity in Health and Disease (3)
This course provides an epidemiological foundation to physical activity research specific to public health. Participants will examine the literature relative to the physiological impact of regular physical activity on chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, etc.). Senior Status Required.

479 Directed Research (3)
Advanced research experience in Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences (AS), Athletic Training (AT), Exercise Physiology (EX), under the direct supervision of faculty. Prerequisite: Prior approval of Program Director.

480 Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Sport (3)
The senior “capstone” course for all SES majors which integrates the knowledge and concepts gained from prior course work and field experiences with real life situations in sport. Examines the positive and negative consequences of the way sport is organized, managed, and reported in American society by drawing from current events and articles. Provides a philosophical overview of the values that sport personifies in today’s society. Prerequisite: Senior status.

481A A. T. Clinical Skills Level III Part 1 (2)
A course for athletic training majors designed to promote clinical skills proficiency in general medical conditions, upper and lower body patient exposures, and Pharmacotherapeutics. Formatted in two seven-week rotations with team care assignment. Physician/Allied-Health presentations are included. Prerequisite: SES 381B. A.T. Clinical Skills Level II Part 1.

481B A. T. Clinical Skills Level III Part 2 (2)
A course for athletic training majors designed to promote clinical skills proficiency in general medical conditions, upper and lower body patient exposures, and human diseases. Formatted in two-seven week rotations with team care assignment. Physicians/Allied-Health presentations are included. Prerequisite: SES 481A. A.T. Clinical Skills Level III Part 11.

SES 483 Senior Project (Applied or Research option) (3)
This is a senior capstone course which integrates the knowledge, concepts, as well as professional skills gained from prior coursework in the sport, exercise, and performance psychology undergraduate program. Students will be able to choose from two different options in this capstone course: a) an applied project in which the student will develop a hypothetical applied case and intervention program for a client/team (e.g., athlete, exerciser, musician, dancer) in order to synthesize and demonstrate their ability to understand, develop, and advance the principles of applied psychology; b) a research project in which the student will provide the development of research techniques, including the ability to define a research problem, write hypotheses, review the literature, apply a research design, collect and analyze data, and interpret the results.

485 Risk Management in Sport and Exercise Sciences (3)
Emphasis will be on the multi-faceted areas of risk within fitness, wellness, recreation and sport enterprise and the management thereof. Identification of risk levels, pro-active problem solving and management techniques will be explored. Pre-Requisite: Senior Status

486 Practicum (2, 3, or 6)
Advanced field experience in the application of learned principles and professional development from Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences (CO, FS, SP), Athletic Training (AT), Exercise Physiology (EX), Course may be repeated if field experience is varied. Exercise Physiology majors must also satisfy the specific requirements for Practicum approval listed under the major. (Special Fee)

487 Senior Seminar (2 or 3)
An integrative study of the knowledge, concepts, and professional and clinical skills gained from prior coursework and practical experiences in Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences (AS), Athletic Training (AT), Exercise Physiology (EP).

499 Internship (3, 6 or 12)
Intensive, senior-level supervised work experience in Athletic Training (AT), Exercise Physiology (EP), Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences (CO, FS, SP). An evening seminar and/or written report of experiences may be included. In order to be permitted to represent Barry University in the public sector, students approved for off-campus internships must, in addition to satisfying stipulated academic requirements in the major, meet personal and professional standards established by national governing bodies. Students must be currently certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. All internship assignments are local in order to provide appropriate faculty supervision. Rare exceptions may be made for offsite internships by the Dept. Chair for exceptional students who have demonstrated superior academic performance and the ability for self-motivation. Students must be able to provide personal transportation to all internship affiliations and absorb expenses related thereto. Athletic Training majors must have also completed 700 supervised clinical hours; satisfy the specific requirements for Internship approval listed under the major. Prerequisites: Students must be in academic “Good Standing” in their SES major as well as prior approval of the Program Coordinator and Program Director.

Instructional Activities in Sport and Recreation

The following courses focus on general fitness, lifetime sport and recreational opportunities. Offering diversity in choice, the courses provide instructional fitness and recreational experiences available to the entire University community. They are designed to promote physical and mental well-being through the development of a lifestyle that includes physical activity. The variety of activities and skill levels affords each student a choice to suit individual needs and desires. The student has the opportunity to develop competency in selected activities in order to maintain fitness for living, to provide a foundation for active use of leisure time, and to prepare for life-long recreational involvement.

Students may choose to enroll in an ISR course for their first experience at the 100 level. Students successfully completing an ISR 100 level course may not repeat the same 100 level course. All subsequent ISR courses enrollments on the same topic may be repeated at the 200 level for credit in order to provide opportunity to improve upon skill, endurance, strength, and flexibility. ISR courses are one to two (1-2) semester hours of credit, unless otherwise stated, and are CR/NC option only; no letter grade is earned. Activities may carry a special course fee. All courses require a signed waiver of liability and medical history questionnaire/participation agreement. Courses involving strenuous physical activity may also require additional participation/liability releases.

All Instructional Sport & Recreation Program courses carry the prefix ISR.

LEVEL I COURSES are designated by the 100 number and are entry level courses.
LEVEL II COURSES are designated by the 200 number. Course material builds on entry skills developed by 100 courses.
Prerequisite to enrollment is the appropriate 100 level course or permission of the instructor.

101/201 Aerobic Exercise (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course will incorporate Aerobic Exercise (Hi and Low Impact), Step, Cardio Kickboxing, Body Sculpting, Abdominal, Balance, Stretching and Coordination exercises. Each class will consist of a cardio workout followed by an abdominal and lower body workout as well as stretching.

103/203 Boot Camp (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course is an intense physical training program founded on the principles established through the United States Army Physical Fitness School (USAPFS). Class will be conducted in an indoor/outdoor environment, utilizing a military-style format that will expand the fitness horizons of all participants. Class format to include fitness games, group challenges, wheelbarrow races, medicine ball drills, plyometrics, box drills, obstacle courses, and multiple versions of the military standard - push-ups and sit ups.

105/205 Cardio Kickboxing (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Class taught is a non-contact group exercise format to include both cardiovascular and strength training routines based on martial arts moves. Skills include: kicks, jabs, hooks and uppercuts to improve skill related fitness components such as agility, power, speed, and balance. In addition, a portion of the class will focus on sculpting of the body through use of the students’ own body weight and various fitness equipment (i.e., body bars, medicine balls, and hand held weights).

107/207 Flag Football (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Students will learn the fundamentals of football: passing, catching, and playing defense. Class will cater to both the beginner and intermediate participant, where the latter will refine skills and work on more complex parts of the game (designing plays, refereeing, or coaching). The course will also educate students in the finer points of the game in an attempt to appreciate the game from a spectator’s perspective.

110/210 Archery (1)
Course Fee: TBA
Course will provide the student with opportunities to learn archery equipment selection and care, basic safety considerations, techniques and fundamentals of shooting through practice.

112/212 Badminton (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course covers the fundamentals of badminton. Emphasis is placed on the basics of serving, clears, drops, drives, smashes, and the rules and strategies of singles and doubles. Upon completion, students should be able to apply these skills in playing situations.

113/213 Basketball (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course designed to create an interest in basketball and develop sufficient knowledge and skills so that one can enjoy the sport as a recreational activity. This course includes a combination of in class instruction, sessions of practice with specific drills, and extensive team participation.

114/214 Board Sailing (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course designed to teach students how to perform on a sailboard, commonly known as windsurfing. The objective of this course is to teach students basic skills, help students understand and appreciate the sport of board sailing, and encourage the development of individual windsurfing competencies. Techniques, safe practices, and strategies of windsurfing will be taught throughout the class.

115/215 Bowling (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course designed to provide an active learning environment in which students are exposed to the fundamentals of bowling. This class will demonstrate a progression of basic bowling skill and understanding through beginner, recreational, and introductory competitive levels. Physical and mental skill development as well as strategy are included.

117/277 Kung Fu (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Practice and study of the Chinese martial arts ‘wushu/kung fu’. Depending on the participant’s skill level, bare hands and weapons styles and forms span the traditional Shaolin forms and contemporary international competition routines. Training to include physical conditioning (stances, strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, coordination, etc.), self-defense, sparring; breathing, internal energy (qi gong); brief history of wushu/kung fu, philosophies of Guan Gong, Bushido, taoism and zen, etc.

120/220 Canoeing (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course provides the student with knowledge about canoe nomenclature, basic strokes and flat-water maneuvers, and basic boating safety. The student will also be introduced to river reading and some beginning moving water techniques.

121/221 Spinning (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course designed to build a good foundation of current knowledge and practices of Spinning. Emphasis placed upon: safety, bike setup, spinning movements and technique, heart rate training, program design, music selection, and specialty topics. The ultimate purpose of this course is to prepare students to safely meet the physical demands of daily life, to improve health benefits, and to seek opportunities for to be physically active for a lifetime.

125/225 Fencing (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of fencing with an emphasis on the basic footwork, blade work, strategy, basic boating skills. The course will allow you to develop confidence through skill development and will include understanding of the rules, sportsmanship, and etiquette of fencing so that you can develop an appreciation for the sport.

127/227 Mind & Body Meditation (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course provides an introduction to and practice of meditation, relaxation, positive mental programming, visualization and peak performance techniques; nutrition and lifestyle practices. Discussions and DVDs are integrated to provide context for the diverse forms of meditation and healthy lifestyle, with concepts from Asian philosophies/practices, Western psychologies (i.e., behaviorist, sports, transactional, etc.), and for ones nutrition, fitness and environment.

129/229 Zumba (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends international music and Latin dance steps to form a fun, cardiovascular workout. Each class will consist of a warm-up, cardiovascular exercise, and cool-down/stretching. (Special fee).

130 /230 Golf (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course designed to assist you to build a good foundation of current knowledge and practices in golf. Emphasis will be placed upon: technique and participation. The ultimate purpose of this course is to help you establish the sound fundamentals of the golf swing.

130 /230 Golf (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course designed to assist you to build a good foundation of current knowledge and practices in golf. Emphasis will be placed upon: technique and participation. The ultimate purpose of this course is to help you establish the sound fundamentals of the golf swing.

135/235 Judo and Self-Defense (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course designed to provide knowledge of basic self-defense techniques and skills necessary to enjoy and participate in the sport of judo.

136 Kayaking (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course focuses on skills needed for any type of kayak including but not limited to sit on tops, recreational, and sit-in. The class will address paddle safely and potential paddling hazards. Simple rescues are demonstrated by the instructor combined with the paddling skills practiced by students to maneuver safely and comfortably on still and coastal waters.

137/237 Peak Performance Training (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course is an advanced format designed to introduce students to functional exercise training methods. Main focus on exercises that improve health, skill, fitness and overall performance as it pertains to a particular sport (i.e., softball, basketball, volleyball, etc). Course consists of a variety of progressive strength, speed, agility and endurance exercises that aim to train the body to meet the physical demands associated with sport participation.

140/240 Personal Fitness: Strength and Conditioning (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course designed to assist students to build a good foundation of current knowledge and practice in the field of strength and conditioning. Emphasis will be placed upon: fitness components, proper lifting techniques, program design, lifting strategies, psychological and social dimensions of strength training, nutrition, and specialty topics. Goal is to help establish exercise behaviors that will promote a healthier life.

142/242 Personal Fitness: Aqua Aerobics (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course focuses on water aerobic exercise and conditioning that will emphasize cardiovascular endurance and promotes fitness using water resistance. Students need not be a swimmer to participate in this class.

145/245 Walk, Jog, Run (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course designed to assist in building a good foundation of current knowledge and practice in cardiovascular training. Emphasis will be placed upon: fitness components, walk/jog/running techniques, individualized program design, pacing strategies, psychological and social dimensions of cardiovascular training, nutrition, and specialty topics. Goal is to help establish exercise behaviors that will promote a healthier life.

147/247 Racquetball (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course designed to introduce the student to the sport of racquetball. The student will learn the rules of the game, equipment necessary for safe and competitive play, skills necessary for competent court play, and options for practice sessions and matches.

148/248 Rowing (1 or 2 Credit Option)
The goal of this class is to provide the beginner and experienced rower instruction on basic rowing technique, use of the ergometer (rowing machine), and basic principles of training for rowing. Rowing at a pace appropriate for each individual, students in this class will be exposed to endurance, speed and strength workouts.

150/250 Sailing (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
A course in the basics of sailing a small boat. Students will learn nautical terminology, navigation, sailing theory, wind dynamics, knots and their applications and more. This is a universally recognized outdoor recreational experience which can be used beyond the college environment.

151/251 Pilates (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course is designed to improve neuromuscular performance by focusing on core stability while balancing muscular strength with flexibility. The class is a progression of mat exercises utilizing resistance bands, balls, and rings which enhance the workout by enabling the student to vary the intensity of the exercises. Goals are to improve abdominal strength, spinal flexibility, and mind-body awareness.

152/252 Ice Skating (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Introduction to the development of beginning level ice skating skills, techniques, technical and safety knowledge in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere fostering a lifetime passion for ice skating and improving cardiovascular physical fitness, social, and team skills. The class will, for the most part, take place on the ice; there will be short lectures and reading assignments.

158/258 Softball (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course provides an introduction to the basic competencies, skills, methods and techniques necessary to play fast pitch softball at the basic level. Additionally, course designed to offer an overview of some of the rules and regulations of softball in a game setting.

159/259 Indoor Soccer (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course is designed to introduce indoor soccer. Emphasis will be placed upon the development of technical and tactical skills.

160/260 Swimming (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course designed to cover basic water safety skills and basic swimming strokes that should be used while in, on, or around the water.

162/262 Table Tennis (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course designed to teach students how to play table tennis that will allow him/her to improve his/her basic skills, individual game and general physical fitness. Principles, techniques, safe practices, and strategies of table tennis will be taught throughout the class.

164/264 Tai Chi (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Practice and study of the Chinese martial art tai chi quan/taiji chuan, including the Yang style ‘24’ form (Basic/Simplified T’ai Chi), physical conditioning, breathing, internal energy (qi gong), meditation/relaxation (zazen), self-defense (external energy); brief history of taiji, philosophies of Taoism and zen.

165/265 Tennis (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of tennis with an emphasis on the basic strokes – forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. Additionally, the advanced skills such of overhead, lob, groundstroke variations, and playing strategies will be introduced. The course will allow you to develop confidence through skill development and will include understanding of the rules, sportsmanship, and etiquette of tennis so that you can develop an appreciation for the sport.

170/270 Strength Training (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course Fee: TBA
Course designed to assist students to build a good foundation of current knowledge and practice in the field of strength and conditioning. Emphasis will be placed upon: fitness components, proper lifting techniques, program design, lifting strategies, psychological and social dimensions of strength training, nutrition, and specialty topics. The goal of this course is to help students establish exercise behaviors that will promote a healthier life.

175/275 Volleyball (1 or 2 Credit Option)
Course designed to familiarize the student with the skills involved in playing correct volleyball. Attention will be given to setting, hitting, passing, serving, serve receive and defense. The aim of the course is to aid the student in developing sound techniques and consistency playing volleyball. The course will also cover the rules of the game as emphasized by the FIVB, volleyball’s international governing body.

180/280 Volleyball/Softball (1 or 2 Credit Option)
This course is split into two different sports. The first half of the course will be an introduction to the fundamental skills and strategies of organized volleyball. Volleyball requires development of the following individual skills: forearm pass, set, spike, block, dig, and serve. In addition, students will gain an understanding of elementary team strategies. Students will learn to practice effective communication with teammates. The second half of the class will focus on the fundamental skills and rules of softball. Emphasis is placed on proper techniques and strategies for playing softball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational volleyball and softball.

189/289 Yoga (1-2)
Course Fee: TBA

(01 Yoga Express – 1 Cr) Gain an understanding of Hatha Yoga and its three components: postures (asanas), breath work (pranayama), and relaxation / meditation techniques.

(02 Yoga – 2 Cr) Course will concentrate on Integral Yoga as taught by Sri Swami Satchidinanda for the first half of the semester and Vinyasa Yoga (based on Astanga Yoga) the second half of the semester.

(03 Yoga Power – 2 Cr) Gain an understanding of Hatha Yoga and its three components: postures (asanas), breath work (pranayama), and relaxation/meditation techniques. The course will concentrate on Vinyasa Yoga (based on Astanga Yoga).

(04 Yoga Gentle – 2 Cr) Gain an understanding of Hatha Yoga and its three components: postures (asanas), breath work (pranayama), and relaxation / meditation techniques. The course will concentrate on Sivananda Yoga.

199 Special Topics (1-2)
Content may vary each semester as determined by the ISR faculty, based on faculty, staff or student interests. No special topic offered more than twice.