2019-2020 Catalog

PEPR - PHYSICAL EDUC PROFESSIONAL

PEPR 1130 TEACHING INDIVIDUAL/GROUP FITNESS

This course is designed for individuals to learn how to safely instruct individual and group training/fitness sessions. Students learn proper technique for a variety of exercises using a various types of equipment and body weight. Students will learn how to teach and critique proper form for the exercises they learn. Analysis and correction of others' technique will be emphasized.  Students will learn how to safely and effectively teach exercises in a group setting. New exercises will be taught and perfected throughout the semester. By the end of the course, students will have learned how to correctly perform exercises and be able to teach, analyze and correct the exercise technique of others. Emphasis is placed on teaching safe and effective use of all equipment.

3

Prerequisites

PEPR 2130 (May be taken concurrently)

Corequisites

PEPR 2130

PEPR 2037 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Sport Psychology is the study of mental factors affecting athletic skills and performance as well as during sports injury, applying psychological science to sports. This course will provide an overview of the growing field of Sport Psychology. Subjects studied during this course will cover the foundations of Sport Psychology, the psychological influence in sport, recreational activity, injury and rehabilitation as well as performance enhancement techniques. Topics will include theoretical foundations of counseling, psychological interventions for performance troubles, and mood dysfunctions through injury, rehabilitation and return to sport.

3

PEPR 2120 INTRO TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

This course explores the physiological aspects of human movement. Aspects of exercise, such as muscular and neurological control of movement, metabolism, fatigue response, cardiovascular control and the training affects of exercise are discussed. The course also explores how nutrition, environment, drugs, hormones, and other factors affect performance.

4

PEPR 2130 FUNDAMENTALS OF EXERCISE SCIENCE

This course teaches the responsibilities and work activities that are necessary for becoming a fitness leader or personal trainer. It is a practical course that stresses application of anatomical and physiological concepts related to exercise. Major topics include exercise screening, program design, proper exercise techniques, injury prevention and legal issues. In addition, this course will prepare students to take the national certification exam given by the American Council on Exercise.

4

PEPR 2140 PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION REVIEW

This course reviews the knowledge base and responsibilities that are necessary for becoming a personal trainer. It is an exam review course that covers exercise screening, individualized program design, proper exercise techniques, exercise science principles, methods of training, leadership and implementation, and legal issues. In addition, this course will prepare students to take the national personal trainer certification exam given by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

1

PEPR 2230 APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

This course is a continuation of PEPR 2130. The purpose of the course is to further explore the topics related to the responsibilities and work activities that are necessary for becoming a fitness leader or personal trainer. In addition to expanding on the topics addressed in Fundamentals of Exercise Science, major topics presented in this course include basic functional anatomy and biomechanics, basic exercise physiology, and program design and periodization. It is a practical course that stresses application of anatomical and physiological concepts related to exercise. This course will be helpful for the student preparing to take a national personal trainer certification exam.

4

Prerequisites

PEPR 2130 (C or better)

PEPR 2400 FUNDAMENTALS OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

This course explores the physiological aspects of human movement. Aspects of exercise, such as muscular and neurological control of movement, metabolism, fatigue response, cardiovascular control and the training effects of exercise are discussed. The course also explores how nutrition, environment, drugs, hormones, and other factors affect performance.

4

Prerequisites

BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2015, or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2015

PEPR 2470 EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM I

Students will apply their exercise science knowledge and skills gained from their Exercise Science courses and practicum sessions to real-life settings.

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Prerequisites

PEPR 2130 (May be taken concurrently)

Corequisites

PEPR 2130

PEPR 2471 EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM II

Students will apply their exercise science knowledge and skills gained from their Exercise Science courses and practicum training sessions to real-life settings.  Students in this course will organize, supervise, train, and lead Exercise Science Practicum I students.

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Prerequisites

PEPR 2470