Exercise Science/Physical Education (EPE)

A $5.00 towel and locker fee is required each semester by students using towel and locker facilities for physical education classes and intramural activities.

Physical education activity classes (EPE 105, 205, 305, 310) may not be taken for audit. Excessive absences and/or tardiness are considered disruptive behavior.

EPE 100 Introduction to Health and Wellness. (3) F, S, SS
Current concepts of health and wellness. Cross-listed as HES 100. Credit is allowed for only EPE 100 or HES 100.

EPE 105 Physical Education Activity. (1) F, S, SS
Beginning instruction in a wide variety of sports such as aerobics, aquatics, racquet sports, physical conditioning, and golf. 3 hours/week. “Y” grade only. May be repeated for credit.

EPE 110 Movement Analysis Laboratory. (1–2) F, S, SS
Practical application of biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and learning principles in the analysis of skill acquisition and performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: EPE 105 proficiency; ESPE major.

EPE 191 First-Year Seminar. (1–3) F, S

EPE 200 Introduction to Exercise Science and Physical Education. (3) F, S, SS
Introduction to the disciplines and professions associated with ESPE, including an overview of historical and philosophical foundations.

EPE 205 Physical Education Activity. (1) F, S, SS
Intermediate levels. Continuation of EPE 105. 3 hours/week. May be repeated for credit.

EPE 283 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. (3) F
Taping, injury recognition, emergency care, and observation procedures in athletic training. Prerequisites: BIO 201, 202.

EPE 290 Sports Officiating. (3) F
Rules and mechanics of officiating used in football, basketball, and volleyball.

EPE 292 Sports Officiating. (3) S
Rules and mechanics of officiating used in softball (slow and fast pitch), baseball, and track and field.

EPE 300 Foundations of Exercise and Wellness. (3) F
Analysis of research in various disciplines which contribute to health promotion and wellness. General Studies: L2.

EPE 301 Fitness for Living. (1) F, S
Application of principles of physical activity to personal fitness testing and program planning for people of all ages. Telecampus course. Not open to Exercise Science and Physical Education majors or to students who have credit for EPE 325.

EPE 305 Physical Education Activity. (1) F, S, SS
Advanced levels. Continuation of EPE 205, with instructor’s approval. 3 hours a week. May be repeated.

EPE 310 Collegiate Sports. (1) F, S
Participation in men’s or women’s intercollegiate competition. May be repeated for 4 credits, 1 per year. “Y/E” grade.

EPE 320 Program Development and Leadership. (3) S
Principles of planning, organizing, promoting, and leading fitness and wellness programs. For majors only.

EPE 325 Fitness for Life. (3) F, S
Physical fitness and benefits of exercise with emphasis on self-evaluation and personalized program planning for a lifetime. Not open to students with credit in EPE 301.

EPE 334 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology. (3) S
Muscles, bones, joints, and nerves and how they produce movement. Emphasis on muscle origins, insertions, actions, and innervations. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: BIO 201, 202.

EPE 335 Biomechanics. (3) F, S, SS
Basic anatomical and mechanical principles applied to human movement. Emphasis is placed on kinematic and kinetic concepts. Lecture, recitation, lab. Prerequisites: BIO 201; MAT 117; PHY 111.

EPE 340 Physiology of Exercise. (3) F, S, SS
Physiological mechanisms of acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise. Lecture, recitation, lab. Prerequisites: BIO 202; CHM 101.

EPE 345 Motor and Developmental Learning. (3) F, S, SS
Principles of motor skill acquisition across the life span, focusing on the learner and the learning environment. Lecture, recitation, lab. Prerequisites: BIO 201; PGS 101.

EPE 348 Psychological Skills for Optimal Performance. (3) F, S, SS
Application of psychological techniques and their use to improve effectiveness and performance in sport and related areas.

EPE 352 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity. (3) F, S, SS
Interrelationships between physical activity and psychosocial variables, including socialization, cultural values, aggression, and motivation. Includes the psychological benefits of physical activity and exercise adherence. Lecture, recitation. Prerequisites: BIO 201; PGS 101.

EPE 361 Physical Education in the Secondary School. (3) F, S
Current trends and theories, such as elective programs, coed classes, legal issues, contract teaching, curriculum, and administration.

EPE 370 Advanced First Aid. (3) N
Assessment, management, treatment of wounds, injuries, shock, poisoning, burns, sudden illness, emergency rescue, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lecture, lab.

EPE 376 Physical Education for the Elementary School. (3) F, S
Scope and values of physical education in the elementary school. Methods, materials, and practice in teaching activities for primary, intermediate, and upper grades.

EPE 378 Curriculum Development for Physical Education. (3) F, S
Study of the design, implementation, and evaluation of physical education curriculum. Analysis of different curriculum teaching styles.

EPE 382 Physical Education for the Atypical Student. (3) F, S, SS
Teaching individuals with handicapping conditions physical skills and activities. Prerequisites: BIO 201, 202.

EPE 412 Biomechanics of the Skeletal System. (3) F
Biomechanics of tissues, structures, and major joints of the musculoskeletal system. Discussion of injury mechanisms. Lecture, discussion, some labs. Prerequisite: EPE 335 or instructor approval.

EPE 413 Qualitative Analysis in Sport Biomechanics. (3) S
Developing systematic approach for detecting and correcting errors in human performance using anatomical and mechanical principles. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: EPE 335.

EPE 414 Electromyographic Kinesiology. (3) F
Muscular contributions to human movement, muscle mechanics, electrophysiological basis, and practical application of electromyography. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: EPE 335, 340; instructor approval.

EPE 420 Exercise Testing. (3) F, S, SS
Theoretical basis and practical application of screening, exercise testing, estimates of energy expenditure, and interpretation of results. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 425 Exercise Prescription. (3) S
Theoretical bases for and application of general principles of exercise prescription to various ages, fitness levels, and health states. Prerequisite: EPE 420.

EPE 440 Exercise Biochemistry. (3) F
Study of bioenergetics and metabolism of cellular (skeletal muscle, heart, and liver) organelles and proteins during exercise. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 441 Physiology of Women in Sport. (3) S
Physiological aspects of women engaging in physical activity. Factors affecting performance and health throughout life are emphasized. Prerequisite: EPE 340. General Studies: L2.

EPE 442 Physical Activity in Health and Disease. (3) F
The role of physical activity and physical fitness in the development of morbidity and mortality throughout the human life span. Prerequisites: BIO 201, 202; EPE 340. General Studies: L2.

EPE 443 Exercise Endocrinology. (3) S
Discussions of current research and theory concerning hormonal changes during exercise. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 340 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2.

EPE 444 Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise Training. (3) F, S, SS
Examination of physiologic adaptations to exercise training as they relate to metabolism and tissue functions. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 448 Applied Sport Psychology. (3) S
Psychological theories and techniques applied to a sport to enhance the performance and personal growth of athletes and coaches. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 352 or equivalent. General Studies: L2.

EPE 452 Exercise Psychology. (3) S
Contemporary research and theory as related to human behavior and health in an exercise setting. Prerequisite: EPE 352.

EPE 460 Theory of Strength Training. (3) S
Research and theories on developing muscular strength; programs for developing muscular strength. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: EPE 335, 340. General Studies: L2.

EPE 478 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools. (3–12) F, S
The practice of teaching. The relationship of practice and theory in teaching. Prerequisite: two complete semesters of block or equivalent.

EPE 480 Methods of Teaching Physical Education. (3) F, S
Methods of instruction, organization, and presentation of appropriate content in elementary and secondary physical education. Concurrent with student teaching or instructor approval. Prerequisites: EPE 361, 376.

EPE 484 Internship. (6) N

EPE 485 Advanced Techniques of Athletic Training. (3) S
An advanced course in athletic training designed for students seeking NATA certification. Emphasis on therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation procedures. Prerequisites: EPE 283, 370; CPR certification.

EPE 500 Research Methods. (3) F
An introduction to the basic aspects of research, including problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, data handling, methodology, and the writing of research reports and articles.

EPE 501 Research Statistics. (3) S
Statistical procedures; sampling techniques; exercise testing, exercise prescription, hypothesis testing, and experimental designs as they relate to research publications.

EPE 505 Applied Exercise Physiology Techniques. (3) F
Investigative techniques used in the applied exercise physiology laboratory. Emphasis on pulmonary function, body composition, and cardiorespiratory assessment. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 510 Introduction to Biomechanics Research Methods. (3) F
Application of mechanics to human movement analysis. Includes consideration of two-dimensional imaging techniques, force measurement, electromyography, and data processing methods. Lecture, discussion, some labs. Prerequisite: EPE 335 or instructor approval.

EPE 520 Sport Psychology. (4) F
Current research in sport psychology. Includes questionnaire, psychophysiological, and behavioral research techniques. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: EPE 448, 500.

EPE 521 Motor Development, Control, and Learning. (4) S
Theory and research on motor skill acquisition, including learning/control and development (i.e., growth, children and exercise, and development learning). Lecture, discussion, some labs. Prerequisites: EPE 345, 500, 501.

EPE 522 Exercise Psychology. (3) S
Contemporary research and theory as related to human behavior and health in an exercise setting. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 500.

EPE 530 Exercise Physiology. (3) F
Immediate and long-term adaptations to exercise with special reference to training and the role of exercise in cardiovascular health. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 531 Physiology of Women in Sport. (3) S
Physiological aspects of women engaging in physical activity. Factors affecting performance and health throughout life are emphasized. Prerequisite: EPE 340.

EPE 534 Sports Conditioning. (3) F
Bases of sports conditioning, including aerobic and anaerobic power, strength, flexibility, and analysis of conditioning components for sports.

EPE 535 Factors Influencing Exercise Performance. (3) S
Physiological factors that can affect the ability to exercise, and the body’s response to exercise. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: EPE 530.

EPE 536 Physiology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Chronic Disease. (3) F, S
Role of physiological mechanisms associated with acute and long-term physical exercise and its influence on chronic disease and wellness.

EPE 542 Health Promotions. (3) S
Theory and research concerning fitness and wellness programs in nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, and stress management.

EPE 544 Fitness/Wellness Management. (3) F
Development of the fitness/wellness industry. Planning, organizing, promoting, and managing fitness/wellness programs.

EPE 561 Administration of Athletics. (3) N
Managing an athletic program, including financing, budget policies, staging, and promotion of athletic contests, schedules, travel insurance, and current athletic trends.

EPE 570 Programs and Special Topics in Adapted Physical Education. (3) F
Contemporary adapted, developmental, remedial, and corrective physical education programs; understanding of principles, problems, and recent developments in this area.

EPE 571 Improving Sport Skills. (3) SS
Factors in successful motor performance in skills used in individual, dual, and team sports.

EPE 572 Trends and Issues in Physical Education. (3) S
Literature, research, and practices in contemporary physical education, including finances, Title IX, teaching and coaching philosophies, school organization, and nonteaching physical education programs.

EPE 573 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Physical Education.(3) F
Current curriculum and instruction practices and research in secondary school physical education. Prerequisite: ESPE major or teaching experience.

EPE 574 Analysis of Teaching Behavior in Sport and Physical Education. (3) N
Use of systematic, direct observation techniques in analyzing and evaluating instruction in sport and physical education. Lecture, lab.

EPE 575 Teaching Lifetime Fitness. (3) S
Organizing and implementing physical fitness programs in the schools with emphasis on individual problem solving.

EPE 576 Physical Education for Elementary School Children. (3) F
Current practices and research pertaining to elementary school physical education programs.

EPE 578 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools. (6–12) F, S
The practice of teaching. Relationship of theory and practice in teaching. Prerequisite: completion of all required coursework or equivalent prior to student teaching.

EPE 599 Thesis. (1–12) N

EPE 610 Advanced Topics in Biomechanics. (3) S
Three-dimensional imaging techniques, data analysis theory, and integration of biomechanics research tools; includes original research project. Lecture, discussion, some labs. Prerequisite: EPE 510 or instructor approval.

EPE 620 Developmental Motor Skill Acquisition. (3) S 2001
Cognitive-motor theories of learning/performance applied to children’s motor skill acquisition. Study of knowledge development and research analysis/techniques. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 521.

EPE 621 Motor Learning/Control. (3) F
Discussion of contemporary research issues in motor learning and control. Includes behavioral and neurophysiological issues. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: EPE 521.

EPE 642 Exercise Epidemiology. (3) S
Physical activity, exercise, and physical fitness and the development of chronic disease. Not open to students who have taken EPE 442. Prerequisites: EPE 340, 500, 501.

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