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Exercise and Sport Science Courses

ESS  50 - Intercollegiate Sports (1)

Advanced instruction and coaching for intercollegiate competition in the following sports is open to students in acceptable physical condition who can qualify for a place on the team: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Only the grade Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory is given. (If Satisfactory is granted, credit for the course will be counted toward the total units required for graduation, but will not be counted in computed grade point averages.) ESS majors may not use this credit towards the major. Must enroll during season, one semester per year. May be repeated for 4 units total credit. Offered every semester.

ESS  100 - Motor Skill Performance and Analysis (1)

ESS majors must take at least 4 sections, each chosen from 4 different areas. Sections meet two hours a week. Offered every semester.

ESS  120 - Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science (4)

Prerequisite: ESS majors only. An introductory course aimed at the entry level student. Focuses on the integration of biological, behavioral, and cultural perspectives in Exercise and Sport Science. Particular attention is paid to students' academic, personal, and professional expectations. Offered every semester.
Restricted to Exercise and Sport Science majors

ESS  200 - Statistics (4)

On completion of this course students will have an understanding of basic research methods and techniques and how these might be used in solving research problems, and basic statistical calculations and the relevance of their uses. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: ESS majors only.
Restricted to Exercise and Sport Science majors

ESS  220 - Motor Development (4)

Prerequisite: ESS majors and Child Studies minors only. Study of physical growth, body type, and motor development through childhood, adolescence, and the adult stages; age and sex differences in motor performance. Offered every semester.
Restricted to Exercise and Sport Science majors

ESS  240 - Interdisciplinary Study of Human Aging (4)

This course is intended to introduce students to a wide range of topics and disciplinary interests in gerontology and to explore their influence on the ability for older adults to successfully age in today's world. The changing demographics of the aging population will be emphasized as well as the biological, psychological and sociological effects of human aging. Offered intermittently.

ESS  290 - Special Topics in ESS (1 - 4)

ESS  310 - Laboratory (0)

ESS  352 - Motor Learning (4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Study of interaction of cognitive, perceptual, task, and physical variables that influence skilled movement. Information-processing, dynamical, and neuroanatomical models are discussed. Applications include activities of daily living, elite motor skills, physical rehabilitation, and ergonomics/human factors. Offered every Fall.
Restricted to Exercise and Sport Science majors; Junior, and Senior classes

ESS  354 - Laboratory (0)

ESS  358 - Laboratory (0)

ESS  362 - Sport, Culture and Society (4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Course focuses on local and global forces in the production and promotion of sport and fitness practices, representations, and discourses. Cross-listed With: SOC 324. Offered intermittently.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

ESS  364 - Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary School PE (3 - 4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing. The elementary school physical education program. Games, sports, fundamental rhythm and dance, and other activities commonly taught at the elementary level. Offered intermittently.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

ESS  366 - Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary School PE (4)

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Knowledge of selected curriculum issues, for example, physical education as a profession, patterns for organizing curricula, legal liability, health education, recreation, evaluation, supervision, and teaching problems and practices. Offered intermittently.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

ESS  370 - (4)

Issues related to personal and community health. Areas of concern will be mental health, drug abuse, prejudice, personal safety, fitness, disease, environmental health, nutrition, and selected topics in human sexuality. Offered every semester.

ESS  372 - (4)

An emphasis on the social and psychological aspects of substance abusee and its prevention and treatment. Offered every semester.

ESS  376 - Teaching Sport Skills (4)

Prerequisites: ESS majors only; Junior standing. An analysis and methods of teaching class for students interested in teaching movement and sport skills in physical education, sport, and fitness settings. Offered intermittently.

ESS  390 - Special Topics in ESS (1 - 4)

Experimental course focusing on exploration and discussion of material which complements that found in the regularly offered curriculum. Topics are variable. Offered intermittently.
Restricted to Exercise and Sport Science majors; Junior, and Senior classes

ESS  391 - CEU: Special Topics (1 - 4)

Restricted to Continuing Education level

ESS  397 - Field Observation in Physical Education (1)

Prerequisites: ESS majors only; senior standing and permission of instructor. Observation of and assistance with physical education programs at middle and high school levels. Offered every semester.
Restricted to Exercise and Sport Science majors

ESS  398 - Professional Practicum (1 - 4)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Supervised work in a community setting relevant to exercise and sport science. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, specialist clinics, health and fitness clubs, hospitals, recreation centers, public and private organizations. Offered every semester.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes

ESS  399 - Directed Study (1 - 4)

Prerequisite: ESS majors only. Written permission of the instructor and the dean is required. Offered every semester.

ESS  410 - Research Seminar (4)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Research methods and scientific research principles. In-depth explorations and discussion of latest findings, theories and applications. Topics variable. Offered intermittently.
Restricted to Junior, and Senior classes