University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

Subject: Exercise Science

EXSC 192 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXSC 242 - Exercise and Sport Psychology

Emphasis on personality and behavioral dynamics of sport, psychological changes associated with exercise, assessment, performance enhancement, motivation, anxiety, group processes, and exercise adoption and maintenance. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.

EXSC 245 - Evaluation & Prescription

This course will deliver in-depth applied and clinical functional measurement and evaluation techniques with subsequent exercise prescription for a variety of populations and conditions. Pre/Co-requisites: RMS 250; Senior standing in Exercise Science.

EXSC 260 - Adapted Physical Activity

Examines current issues surrounding physical activity programming for individuals with disabilities. Emphasizes instructional strategies and modifications for effectively including individuals with diverse abilities into physical activity. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

EXSC 263 - Exercise in Chronic Conditions

Advanced course in exercise prescription for a variety of unique populations. Recommended modifications and techniques that support fitness testing and and programming for individuals with specific exercise needs will be reviewed. Prerequisites: EXSC 260, RMS 250; Senior standing in Exercise Science.

EXSC 272 - Senior Capstone Experience

Supervised capstone experience in Exercise Science. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Exercise Science.

EXSC 292 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EXSC 303 - Phys Act & Chronic Dis Epidem

Understanding health benefits of physical activity on chronic disease prevention and health promotion throughout the life span, from clinical and public health perspectives. Discussion and application of real-life physical activity assessment, research, guidelines, and promotion in population levels.

EXSC 350 - Physical Activity and Disease

Empirically based exploration of the relationship between physical activity and chronic disease conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Prerequisite: RMS 220 or equivalent. Co-requisite: Physical Activity and Wellness Graduate student.

EXSC 354 - Phys Act & Wellness Promotion

Examines leading theories of health behavior with emphasis on applying theoretical constructs in effective physical activity promotion. Multiple levels of influence on promoting behavior change, including policies, environments, social and personal factors, will be considered in light of contemporary challenges in health promotion. Prerequisite: MS in Physical Activity and Wellness Science student.

EXSC 360 - Energy Balance

Empirically based exploration of human metabolism, energy balance, and weight management. An in-depth study of gold- standard and cutting- edge scientific literature regarding the impact of energy expenditure through physical activity and energy. Prerequisite: MS in Physical Activity and Wellness Science student.

EXSC 365 - Activity, Disability & Health

Emphasizes content areas related to access and accommodation in physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Foci will include health promotion and disability, physical activity barriers, and designing and modifying physical activity programs in schools, recreational programs, community settings, and sport. Prerequisite: Graduate student in Master's degree in Physical Activity and Wellness Science.