ENS 1105 - Introduction to Exercise Science
This course is designed to provide the students an opportunity to explore the Exercise Science profession including emphasis on role, responsibilities, work settings and future direction of the profession. Introduces the professional organization, structure, and certifications including the specifics for the Exercise Science AAS degree.
ENS 1116 - Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Historical, theoretical, ethical and philosophical foundations of exercise science and health promotion, including an emphasis on role, responsibilities, work settings and future trends and challenges of the profession. Studying epidemiology and health, exercise physiology, systems approach to study of exercise science.
ENS 1118 - Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness
This course provides an overview of the concepts of physical fitness, conditioning principles and appropriate exercise and health practices with application to lifelong fitness and wellness. Course includes lecture and physical fitness testing.
ENS 1212 - Business Management for Exercise Science
Students will learn to apply business and budgeting concepts in the world of exercise science. Students will develop an understanding of budgeting, legal and ethical considerations, financing and marketing and how they are applied within the fitness environment.
ENS 1214 - Personal & Community Health Behavior
This course enables the student to build a philosophy of health and health behaviors. Basic health principles and theories are applied to both personal and community health issues, including an emphasis on behavioral change and health and wellness education interventions.
ENS 2316 - Motor Development & Motor Learning
Explore motor development and motor skills across the lifespan. Awareness of body systems, their development and cycle of physical growth and maturation. Exploration of principles of motor learning and performance, including examination of elements that facilitate or prohibit the control, achievement and retention of motor skills.
ENS 2317 - Methods of Teaching Lab
This course will look at the practical application of teaching. Best practices for training and teaching in the industry will be explored. The student will have hands-on exposure and experience instructing a variety of modalities. Three lab hours per week.
ENS 2318 - Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription
Students learn and experience the process of risk stratification, fitness assessment in the five components of fitness and exercise testing for low- to moderate-risk individuals. Integration and analysis of results and norms to design individualized exercise prescription.
ENS 2416 - Certification Preparatory Course
This course will help prepare the student for a nationally recognized certification exam. Current national standards issued by the United States Department of Labor will be implemented.
ENS 2417 - Methods of Teaching
This course will look at the practical application of teaching. Best practices for training and teaching in the industry will be explored. The student will have hands-on exposure and experience instructing a variety of modalities.
ENS 2418 - Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Integration of risk stratification, fitness assessments, exercise testing, interpretation and exercise prescription skills. Application of knowledge and skills for special populations and medical conditions through case studies and simulations.
ENS 2419 - Health Promotion, Fitness & Sport Programming
This course provides organizational techniques, administrative procedures and principles of managing health promotion, fitness and sport programs, including facility design and operational standards and guidelines.
ENS 2420 - Concepts of Lifestyle Coaching
This course provides the student with the principles and practices of coaching psychology. Core coaching skills along with approaches and guidelines for helping clients develop visions, set goals, make plans and track progress for healthy lifestyles.
ENS 2471 - Exercise, Wellness & Sports Science Practicum
This course is the capstone course. It is an on- or off-campus work experience integrated with academic instructions, coordinated by a faculty member. The course is completed in the last semester of the degree program. Twelve practicum hours per week.