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Exercise and Sport Science Courses (ESS)

A minimum GPA of 2.30 at UNCG is required for an undergraduate to enroll in 500-level courses in the Department of Kinesiology.

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

519 Mentoring in Community Youth Development Programs (2:1:2)

May be repeated for credit.

Service learning experience mentoring an elementary or middle school youth in a community youth sport program. On campus seminars required. (Fall & Spring)

520 Physical Activity Programs for Underserved Youth (3:3)

Overview of community-based programs designed to meet the needs of underserved youth; roles of universities and community agencies in such programs; development of leadership skills. (Spring)

521 Evaluation of Physical Activity Programs in Youth Development (3:3)

Pr. ESS 520

Examination of traditional and nontraditional strategies for effective youth program evaluation; attention to analysis and interpretation of data used in conducting such evaluations. (Spring)

522 Internship in Community Youth Sport Development Programs (12:1:36)

Pr. ESS 520, 521; undergraduates must have a 2.50 GPA or permission of instructor to register for this course.

Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U.

Supervised field experience in qualified agencies. Course involves specific assignments, seminars on campus, and evaluation of student’s performance. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

530 Play, Games, and Sport (3:3)

Examination of major conceptualizations of play, games, and sport; comparisons and contrasts among the concepts.

531 Issues in Competitive Sports for Children and Youth (3:3)

Pr. permission of instructor

In-depth examination of significant issues related to competitive sports in the lives of today’s children and youth. Special attention given to studying the roles and responsibilities of the adults involved.

532 Women in Sport and Physical Activity (3:3)

Pr. junior standing or higher in Exercise and Sport Science or Women’s Studies, or permission of instructor

Examination of women’s experiences in sport and physical activity. Consideration of historical, biological, psychological, and socio-cultural perspectives.

535 Exercise Science/Fitness Internship (3:0:8)

Pr. ESS 568 or instructor’s approval. Permission of instructor required.

Field experience in fitness leadership in qualified agencies providing fitness programs. Students must purchase professional liability insurance.

536 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury (2:1:3)

Pr. undergraduate anatomy and physiology

Focus on the link between anatomical structure, function, and athletic injury evaluation. The functional consequence of injury and rehabilitation on anatomical structures will also be addressed. (Summer)

545 Psychology of Coaching (3:3)

Pr. PSY 121 or permission of instructor

Overview of sport psychology principles applied to the teaching and coaching of sport activities.

550 Sports Clinic (1)

Designed to improve teaching and coaching techniques in various sports utilizing current game strategies.

559 Water Exercise for Therapy and Rehabilitation (3:2:2)

Pr. ESS 375 or 376 (may be taken concurrently)

Design and implementation of therapeutic aquatic exercise programs for persons with injuries or disabilities. Understanding of anatomical structure and movement provide the basis for aquatic protocols. (Spring)

560 Aquatic Therapeutic Modalities (3:2:2)

ESS 459 or 550 recommended

Mobility assessment and identification of contraindications for movement therapies used in therapeutic aquatics; development of techniques and protocols to increase mobility/decrease pain in persons with disability/injury. (Fall)

563 Development of Physical Education in the Western World (3:3)

Historical overview of development of physical education in Western Civilization from classical times to the present age.

565 History of the Olympic Games (3:3)

Development of the Olympic Games movement in both the ancient world and modern era. Consideration of cultural, philosophical, political, economic, and performance perspectives. (Spring)

567 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (3:3)

Survey of tests and application of measurement in physical education. Elementary testing procedures.

568 Health/Fitness: Assessment and Prescription (3:3)

Pr. ESS 375 and 376, or permission of instructor; CPR must be current throughout the course.

Scientific principles of exercise emphasizing design of safe, appropriate, individualized exercise programs for all ages; foundation for future ACSM certification as a health/fitness instructor. Emphasizes health-related physical fitness.

569 Exercise Instruction (3:3)

Pr. ESS 375 or 575, and 568, or permission of instructor

An instructional development course. Application of principles of content selection, effective presentation, and evaluation to practice in exercise settings for participants at various developmental levels.

570 Development and Implementation of Fitness Programs (3:3)

Pr. ESS 468 and 469, GPA of 2.50 and admission to the fitness leadership concentration, or permission of instructor; grades of C (2.0) or better in all required ESS courses

Preparation in planning, designing, developing, organizing, programming, implementing, directing, and evaluating fitness programs.

571 Physical Education for Individuals with Special Needs (Advanced) (3:3)

Pr. ESS 381 or permission of instructor

Advanced study of physical education for persons with mental and physical disabilities. Clinical experience is provided.

576 Nutrition and Physical Fitness (3:3)

Pr. BIO 277 and NTR 213 or equivalent required. ESS 375 recommended.

Metabolism during exercise, ergogenic aids, nutrients’ effects on performance, and body composition alterations during training. Gender and age-specific needs and responses to exercise and dietary intake. (Same as NTR 576)

578 Needs Assessment of Persons with Disabling Conditions (3:3)

Pr. permission of instructor

Determination of gross motor and perceptual/gross motor performance needs of persons with disabilities. Analysis of published and teacher-made instruments. Construction of new tests for physical education for persons with special needs in physical activities.

579 Exercise and Older Adults (3:3)

Pr. junior admission only by permission of instructor

Basic principles underlying exercise/aging. The delivery of exercise information and the conduct of exercise programs for older adults.

589 Experimental Course: Teambuilding: Leadership and Group Dynamics (2:2)

Theories, information, and hands-on experience with challenge activities related to teambuilding, leadership, and group dynamics. (Offered fall '08)

595 Exercise Science Internship (3:1:10 or 6:1:20)

Pr. permission of instructor required, in addition to the following: cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better; admission to the fitness leadership concentration; completion of all ESS core courses and additional concentration courses except ESS 570; grades of C (2.0) or better in all required ESS courses.

Coreq. ESS 570 must be taken prior to enrollment in or concurrently with ESS 595.

An application process must be completed prior to registration

Course may be repeated for credit if taken for three (3) s.h.; total hours for course may not exceed six (6) s.h.

Grade: Letter grade.

A supervised field experience in qualified agencies. Application process is required for permission to register. Course involves specific assignments, supervision, seminars on campus, and evaluation of student’s performance.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.