Administered by Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
Effective Fall, 2003
05.100 Basic Training (2) - The University will transfer two credits in Physical Fitness for completing basic training in the armed forces of the United States. This course will apply 2 credits toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement.
05.112 Varsity Athletics (1) - Open to any student who is a member in good standing of a Bloomsburg University athletic team. Course is graded pass/fail.
05.113 Varsity Athletics II (1) - Open to any student who is a member in good standing of a Bloomsburg University athletic team. Course is graded pass/fail.
05.149 Aquatics (1) - Provides an opportunity for non-swimmers to make a proper physical and mental adjustment to water. Introduces basic skills as provided by the American Red Cross with specific emphasis on becoming safe in, on or about a body of water.
05.150 Aquatics (1) - Contains same content as 05.149 but adapted for beginning skills.
05.155 Swimnastics (1) - Assists students to attain and maintain physical fitness through water activities.
05.200 CPR and Safety (1) - Designed for completion of Red Cross CPR certification and to develop a safety awareness expertise for accident prevention. Fee may be required.
05.214 Fencing (1) - Lecture aspect covers a study of the history of fencing, the weapons and equipment involved, rules of the sport and safety procedures. Emphasis on learning and practicing the skills (encompassing practice bouts) and a tournament.
05.217 Bicycling (1) - An introductory course for novice cyclists who have access to a variable speed bicycle. Local touring is part of the course. Must provide bicycle and helmet.
05.219 Tennis (1) - A beginning course that teaches basic stroke execution, strategy and court etiquette.
05.220 International Folk Dance (1) - Teaches the basic elements of folk dancing that can be combined to form limitless numbers of dances. A wide variety of dances will be taught incorporating these elements.
05.220 International Folk Dance (1) Teaches the basic elements of folk dancing that can be combined to form limitless numbers of dances. A wide variety of dances will be taught incorporating these elements.
05.221 Jazz Dance (1) - Develops fundamentals of jazz dance.
05.222 Creative Dance (1) - Develops the individual's capability for communication of thoughts, feelings and ideas through the medium of dance. Acquaints students with the basic elements of dance and guides them toward technique mastery with emphasis on expressive or creative movement.
05.224 Fitness Dance (1) - Attempts to provide a method of cardiovascular endurance in a particular interest area.
05.225 Beginning Ballet (1) - Develops the fundamentals of beginning ballet dancing. Elements, skills and the language of ballet will be introduced. This history and popularity of this art form along with the personal and creative benefits from ballet are included.
05.226 Jogging/Walking (1) - Explores the relationship of physical activity (jogging/walking) to the components of wellness and healthy lifestyles. Also provides sound exercise principles for successful, personalized fitness programs.
05.228 Gymnastics (1) - A co-ed introductory course that works primarily on floor exercise and includes instruction on a variety of apparatus including: the balance beam, pommel horse, parallel bars.
05.229 Water Polo (1) - Develops skills, understanding and appreciation of water polo as recreational aquatic sport. Provides activity and instruction in individual fundamentals and their incorporation into a team concept. Recommended for students with basic swimming ability.
05.230 Weight Training and Fitness (1) - Develops knowledge, skill and appreciation of weight training and conditioning programs.
05.231 Archery (1) - Course develops knowledge of, skill in and appreciation of target archery as a recreational pursuit.
05.232 Bowling (1) - Students learn the mechanics of bowling in this beginner's course that meets off-campus. Students begin with appropriate ball selection, learn acceptable styles, practice proper etiquette and bowl under the instructor's close supervision. Fee required.
05.233 Badminton (1) - Deals with the strokes, strategies and game of badminton from a beginner's viewpoint. Also valuable to the intermediate player.
05.234 Golf (1) - An introductory course that develops basic skills. Rules, techniques, etiquette and an emphasis on skill practice are stressed. Fee may be required.
05.235 Riflery (1) - Develops the skills, safety, understanding and appreciation of riflery as a recreational pursuit.
05.236 Volleyball (1) - Develops the skills, understanding and appreciation of volleyball as a recreational activity as well as a vigorous, competitive sport.
05.238 Racquetball-Handball (1) - An introductory course that teaches history, etiquette, strokes, serves and strategy in singles and doubles.
05.239 Square Dancing (1) - Develops skill in square and folk dances. Covers the sociological, physiological and psychological values of square dancing. Students acquire a repertoire of western square dance moves and dance techniques.
05.240 Slimnastics and Fitness (1) - Develops an awareness and understanding of physical self and capabilities; teaches students how to improve their physical condition. Includes exercise and body mechanics.
05.241 Judo Self-Defense (1) - Provides a better understanding of the sport and a competency of judo and self-defense techniques. Should be used as an elective within the physical education service program requirements.
05.243 Backpacking (1) - Reviews backpacking equipment and first aid procedures; includes how to select trails, menus and cooking methods; teaches safety procedures; discusses how to adjust to the seasons and how to protect the environment.
05.244 Orienteering (1) - Practical application of the knowledge and skills needed to satisfactorily follow a designated course through the wilderness with use of a watch, a compass and a map.
05.245 Canoeing (1) - Offers instruction in the basics of canoeing, including skills that can be used recreationally in one's lifetime. Lake and river canoeing will be taught and experienced.
05.247 Rock Climbing (1) - Provides rock climbing experiences for the beginning rock climbing enthusiast. Introduces basic knowledge, skills and practical application of climbing. Serves as a foundation for further experiences in this area of recreation.
05.248 Basic Sailing (1) - A beginning course that includes terminology, maneuvering under normal and severe weather conditions, seamanship, boating and safety. Swimming ability required.
05.250 Lifeguarding (2) - Provides an opportunity to attain an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certificate. CPR is taught as part of this course.
05.251 Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Baseball (3) - Classroom-laboratory provides an overview of baseball administration organization, fundamental skills, drills and techniques of umpiring.
05.252 Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Basketball (3) - Instruction in techniques of coaching, player-coach relationship, team strategy, program organization and officiating.
05.253 Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Football (3) - Instruction in techniques of coaching, player-coach relationship, program organization and administration and officiating.
05.254 Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Field Hockey (3) - Instruction in techniques of coaching and officiating all the phases of field hockey.
05.256 Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Cross Country, Track and Field (3) - Analysis of technique and the development of personal skills. Knowledge provided for development of a track program. Discusses rules, starting, officiating, scoring and facility use.
05.257 Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Wrestling (3) - Gives prospective coaches an insight into problems and situations that may be encountered; prepares the individual to teach as well as coach wrestling.
05.260 Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Swimming (3) - Presents techniques of coaching, swimming, diving; covers rule interpretations and duties of officials.
05.265 Basketball (1) - Provides activity and instruction in the development of individual offensive and defensive fundamentals and their incorporation into a team concept. Reviews basic strategy and current trends at all competition levels.
05.270 Exercise and You (2) - Studies appropriate physiological functions, exercise physiology, mechanical implications and fitness measurement. Reviews procedures and practical application through programmed exercise. Successful completion of course fulfills two credits of physical education requirement. (3 contact hours).
05.271 Intermediate Archery (1) - Provides the opportunity for the student to develop shooting skills.
05.272 Intermediate Bowling (1) - Attempts to develop advanced skill and knowledge of bowling. Fee required.
05.273 Intermediate Golf (1) - Provides instruction in the techniques and strategy involved in improving the individual skills of the student. Fee may be required.
05.274 Intermediate Tennis (1) - Focuses on improving tennis skills.
05.275 Intermediate Volleyball (1) - Studies the development and history of volleyball. Attempts to improve fundamental skills, team play and strategy through participation.
05.276 Intermediate Judo (1) - Provides an opportunity to develop higher levels of skill competencies in judo.
05.277 Advanced Sailing (1) - Intended for students who have sailing experience. Includes maneuvering, race tactics, sail tune, severe weather conditions, docking and anchoring. Prerequisites: Sailing and swimming ability required.
05.278 Yoga (1) - An introductory course in the basic principles and techniques of Hatha Yoga. Various postures, breathing and relaxation exercises will be covered. The emphasis is on individual growth and progress throughout the course.
05.280 Current Issues in Health Promotion (3) - Assesses major problems which concern communities today: drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, pollution, alcohol and suicide.
05.282 Care and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3) - This course serves as an introductory course in the care and prevention of common musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention, recognition and the care of trauma to the musculoskeletal systems will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: 50.173
05.290 Special Topics (1-3) - Topics announced in the scheduling bulletin prior to each semester.
05.291 Hiking, Backpacking and Orienteering (3) - This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn skills and gain knowledge in the areas of hiking on and off trail, backpacking, and the sport of orienteering. These practices will hopefully enhance and promote participation in the outdoors so that the student recognizes this as a lifetime interest. Two credits can be used toward the physical education general requirement.
05.298 Fitness and Wellness (3) - Provides learners with the tools for lifelong healthful living. Personal health profiles, mental health, personal fitness programs, stress management, nutritional and environmental health topics are explored. Successful completion of course fulfills one credit of the physical education requirement.
05.300 Methods in Fitness Dance (3) - The purpose of this course is to introduce exercise science majors to the teaching principles and current techniques involved in aerobic-dance and step training. Several methods of designing physical and motivational programs will be incorporated to properly teach aerobic-dance/step classes to those in corporate or similar fitness areas.
05.304 Principles of Resistance Training (3) - Advanced study of the principles, techniques and associated physiological effects of resistance training. Detailed analysis of various resistance training equipment and training methods to gain expertise in developing exercise prescriptions for different populations. Previous experience in weight training is necessary. Prerequisites: 50.173, 50.174, 05.230 or consent of instructor.
05.305 Aquatic Fitness Programming (2) - Develops fitness management leadership skills in an aquatic setting; covers physiological principles of exercise applied to swimming and other water activities. No prior swimming experience necessary.
05.306 Psychology of Sport (3) - Aims to familiarize the student with psychological components of human performance related to sport and exercise. Focuses on sport participation and includes psychological assessment, intervention techniques and a brief introduction to the predominant research methods used in sport psychology. Course has particular value to coaches, teachers, psychologists and exercise specialists and other sport-affiliated professions.
05.308 Exercise and Mental Health (3) - Provides a strong base of knowledge of theory, research and practice in exercise and mental health. Also provides prospective fitness and exercise professionals (exercise science) with essential information and suggestions of practical value in leadership roles in exercise, wellness, health promotion, corporate fitness, cardiac rehabilitation and other areas.
05.309 Decisions for Healthy Behavior (3) - Focuses on personal health issues, the consequences of decisions made about health choices and the societal implications, locally and globally, of those decisions. Approved for general education requirement.
05.311 Methods, Materials in Elementary School Physical Education (3) - Provides principles and procedures to meet the needs and interests of elementary-age children in the area of physical education.
05.320 Health and Safety in the Elementary School (3) - Covers health knowledge, training and health appraisal techniques for teaching elementary school health; the elementary school health program; and safety education in the elementary school.
05.321 First Aid Safety (3) - Provides training in first aid and safety. Red Cross standard, advanced and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certifications may be earned. One credit may be applied to the Fitness and Recreational Skills area. .
05.330 Introduction to Coaching (3) - An overview of basic theories and coaching applications in sport philosophy, sport psychology, sport pedagogy, first aid and sport management resulting in American Coaching Effectiveness Program Certificate.
05.331 Recreation Education (3) - Presents discussion of and practice in, recreation activities used in school and playground situations. Emphasizes techniques of leadership, recreation planning, legal liability and trends in recreation programming.
05.333 School Camping and Outdoor Education (3) - Acquaints students with the scope of organized camping and the acquisition of and practices in the basic skills required of individuals involved in camping and outdoor education training. Requires field experiences.
05.334 Women in Sport (3) - Surveys aspects of the historical and contemporary role of women in sport. Encourages an awareness in students regarding the differences between sport for men and women in various contexts, including social, psychological and biophysical. By examining the past and current practices and cultural norms in light of evolving research findings, students are expected to increase their understanding of issues germane to sport. Approved as a cultural diversity course.
05.351 Kinesiology (3) - This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of human movement. After a survey of the musculoskeletal system students will engage in a detailed analysis of the primary articulations. The fundamentals of biomechanics will be examined to provide student with an appreciation of movement. Prerequisites: 50.173 and 50.174.
05.370 Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance (3) - Acquaints future exercise science majors with techniques of evaluating and measuring the progress of physical fitness and exercise testing components. Includes descriptive statistics, knowledge tests, grading, physical performance tests and tests of sport skills. Prerequisite: 53.114 College Algebra or consent of the instructor.
05.380 Research Methods in Exercise Science (3) - Introduces fundamental concepts of research methodology, statistical tools and concepts commonly employed in the exercise sciences. Discusses application of measuring and evaluating human performance with a special emphasis on developing competency in the use of available software packages.
05.397 Adult Health Development Program (3) - An intergenerational and multicultural health program that trains students to work one-on-one with older adults to promote health and well-being.
05.414 Exercise Prescription and Programming for Special Populations (3) - Provides students with a basic overview of theoretical, scientific and applied perspectives of exercise prescriptions of special populations. Practical experience, physical fitness programs and modified fitness programs will be introduced and incorporated in working with special populations. Prerequisites: 05.278, 05.476.
05.450 ECG Interpretation/Exercise Testing (3) - Provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise testing in a research/clinical environment. Students gain knowledge in basic electrocardiogram interpretation for the normal and the diseased heart. A survey of cardiorespiratory structure and function will be provided. Prerequisite: 50.174 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
05.452 Cardiac Rehabilitation (3) - Provides student with both a theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiac rehabilitation. Students study the etiology, epidemiology, patient differences, logistical and administrative considerations, treatments, as well as the education of the cardiac patient.
05.476 Exercise Physiology (4) - Study of adult physiological functions under stress and the adjustment and regulatory activities of the body during exercise; development of a working knowledge of assessments, motor characteristics and physical performance. Prerequisites: 50.173 and 50.178.
05.477 Methods and Materials in Adult Physical Education (3) - Emphasizes the academic and technical knowledge necessary to conduct health and fitness programs in public and private agencies. Students are prepared to assume leadership and management positions within the health and fitness industries. Prerequisite: 05.476.
05.478 Exercise Physiology II (3) - This is an advanced undergraduate course in the physiology of exercise dealing with acute and chronic responses of various systems to exercise and training. Special emphasis will be given to environmental physiology (altitude, temperature, underwater and microgravity environments) and its impact on human performance. Prerequisite: 05.476.
05.479 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3) - The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, sills and abilities developed to address the role of the clinical exercise physiologist in the exercise management of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities. Practice areas will include cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic and hemotologic disorders. Prerequisites: 50.174 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
05.498 Internship in Exercise Science (6-15) - Provides the student with a practical on-site work experience in which technical skills and abilities are applied. Site is selected by the student with the approval of the major director. Required experience is designed to be the culminating experience of undergraduate course work and facilitates the transition from the role of student to employee. Prerequisites: 50.173, 50.174, 05.476, 05.477.
05.500 Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques (3) - Provides experiences in the use of conventional technology and procedures in the measurement and assessment of physiological functioning and the maintenance and calibration of such equipment.
05.510 Research Methods in Exercise Science (3) - Provides a complete overview of the research process employed in exercise science. Specific emphasis is given to conceptualization of the research problem, hypothesis development, literature review and basic statistical procedures. Alternative research paradigms and methodologies (qualitative, survey) are also discussed.
05.511 ECG Interpretation and Exercise Testing (3) - Includes basic ECG theory and interpretation and the theory and applied physiology of exercise testing.
05.512 Current Research in Exercise Science (3) - Sharpens students' critical thinking and writing skills while interpreting and analyzing recent research in exercise science. Critically studies the most recent research in the area of exercise science and its subdisciplines, including exercise physiology, epidemiology and biochemistry. Deepens students' understanding of the development of a line if inquiry in exercise science and integrates and extends the information covered in the prerequisite courses.
05.551 Mechanics of Human Movement (3) - A quantitative approach to movement analysis. The mechanical principles and laws that govern motion will be reviewed, studied and applied to the human body as it engages in exercise, sport performance and daily living tasks. Prerequisite: 05-451.
05.553 Exercise in Chronic Disease Management (3) - The purpose of this course is to examine the use of exercise as a diagnostic, evaluative and rehabilitative tool for individuals with chronic diseases or disabilities. The underlying physiologic causes of various diseases and the identification of clinical symptoms will be examined, as well as the utility of exercise training to monitor and evaluate clinical progress. Prerequisites: 05.575, 05.576 or permission of the instructor.
05.555 Physiology of Training (3) - This course will examine the physiologic adaptations associated with increased maximal oxygen consumption (V02 max) and submaximal, prolonged exercise performance. Emphasis will be placed on an examination of potential mechanisms associated with exercise-induced adaptations. The physiology of strength development and associated mechanism will also be explored. Prerequisites: 05.575, 05.576 or permission of the instructor.
05.557 Ethical and Legal Issues in Conducting Research (3) - The purpose of this course is to identify ethical and legal issues that may emerge during the process of conducting research in Exercise Science. A historical view of the development of ethical codes will be studied which relate to the formation, conduct, analysis and presentation of research problems. Prerequisite: 05.510 or permission of the instructor.
05.559 Scientific Evaluation of the Elite Athlete (3) - This course is designed to provide students with both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the evaluation procedures used to profile the elite athlete. Students will have the opportunity to visit the various laboratories located within an Olympic Training Center and discuss specific testing and training procedures with the Center's professionals. Prerequisites: 50.173, 50.174, 05.510, 05.500, 05.576, 05.575 or permission of the instructor.
05.561 Exercise Science and Aging (3) - This course is designed to provide students with both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the relationship between exercise sicence and the aging process. Following classroom instruction students will visit selected senior citizen facilities and have an opportunity to work directly with older adults. Prerequisite 05.575, 05.576 or permission of instructor.
05.575 Exercise Physiology I (3) - Provides a continuation of basic and advanced exercise physiology principles. Intended to develop student's knowledge of the physiology of human performance, the effects of ergogenic aids, aging, and the environment on physical performance.
05.576 Exercise Physiology II (3) - Concentrates on the physiological responses and adaptations that result during and after exercise. Focuses on energy metabolism, the structure and function of skeletal muscles and cardiovascular dynamics during exercise.
05.577 Worksite Health and Fitness Programming (3) - Detailed study of the information and expertise pertaining to health fitness assessment and exercise programming, in accordance with requirements for nationally accredited certification examinations (e.g., American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Instructor certification).
05.595 Adult Fitness Practicum (3-6) - Provides the student with a practical on-site work experience in which technical skills and abilities are applied. Site is selected by the student with the approval of the Coordinator of Graduate studies. Required experience is designed to be the culminating experience of graduate course work (for non thesis option) and facilitates the transition from the role of student to employee.