WEX - WELLNESS AND EXERCISE

WEX-101 Dynamics of Health and Fitness

This course is a theory based study of exercise and its effects on humans. Topics investigated are lifestyle issues in wellness including cardiovascular function, weight management and nutrition, strength, flexibility, stress management and principles/programs of exercising. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

2

WEX-104 Aquacise

This course is an opportunity for the student to increase fitness through selected aquatic activities such as in-the-water stretching, running, and calisthenics movements. A comfortable exercise program will be adapted to each person's tolerance level. No swimming ability is required. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-105 Fitness Center Plus

This course is a physical activity which provides students with the opportunity to participate in personal conditioning programs. Fitness evaluations and computer prescribed exercise programs are generated for each student. All equipment in the Fitness Center is employed to develop and maintain these individualized fitness programs. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-106 Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

This course explores concepts of nutrition as they apply to exercise and performance. Topics include bioenergetics, thermodynamics and the energy equation, ergogenic aids, supplements and computerized diet analysis. Required for Exercise Science Certificate and Degree. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-111 Aerobic Conditioning

This course is an application of the theories explored in WEX-101. The course is designed to provide students with opportunities to improve cardiovascular health, muscle endurance, flexibility and stress reduction. Different modes of aerobic training will be used which may include movement to music. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-112 Body Conditioning

This course is an application of the theories explored in WEX-101. The course is designed to effect changes in such fitness areas as cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, strength, and body composition thorough aerobic conditioning, progressive resistance exercises, and flexibility exercises. The development of personal exercise regimens for lifelong participation is emphasized. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-114 Keep Young, Fit, and Alive

This course is an application of the theories explored in WEX-101. The course is designed to emphasize the management of musculoskeletal concerns such as low back and stress reduction. It may include aerobic, flexibility and various resistance modalities. Dietary practices may also be addressed. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-115 Swimming for Conditioning

This course is an application of the theories explored in WEX-101. The course is designed to effect changes in cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Students must have good swimming ability. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-116 Weight Training

This course is an application of the theories explored in WEX-101. The course is designed to effect changes in muscular strength and endurance through a variety of appropriate training techniques and applications. The development of personal exercise regimens for lifelong participation is emphasized. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-117 Core Stability Training

This course is designed to strengthen the core musculature of the body. Students will strengthen abdominal and low back core musculature, improve posture and balance, enhance flexibility, and decrease occurrence of injury and low back pain. This course will also implement resistance training with the use of free weights and the stability balls to improve upper and lower body strength. The use of specific core and balance equipment will be a focus of this experience. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-118 50+ Fitness

This course is an application of the theories explored in WEX-101. The course is designed to provide students [50 years or older] with opportunities to increase fitness through individualized programs emphasizing flexibility, aerobic conditioning, muscle strength/endurance and weight management. Laboratory [2.00]. 1

Credits

1

Prerequisites

WEX-101

WEX-123 Sports Ethics

This is an introduction to ethics within the sporting context. The values promoted within sport will be examined along with common ethical dilemmas faced by those involved in sport. The course covers topics ranging from fair play to sportsmanship to current ethical issues. Lecture [3.00]

Credits

3

WEX-124 Issues and Trends in Sport

This course is designed to address the issues and trends happening in sports today. it includes historical analysis, instructional perspective, and political influences regarding trends and issues. Current events in the media will be used as case studies to identify their impact in both the sporting world as well as on society. Lecture [3.00]

Credits

3

WEX-125 Recreational Sport and Fitness Administration

This course is the study of the organization and direction of recreational activities and their management. it is a study of nature and function of fitness and recreation and the general principles of organization in the recreation field and fitness clubs Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-126 Sports Administration

This course provides an overview of the general principles of management, applies them to the sports industry, and sports organizations in particular. The course includes basic organizational business structures, trends, and observations. Students will also consider the ethical and moral dilemmas facing sports managers as well as the role of sports in society, and explore careeropportunities. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-127 Sports Facilities & Events Management

This course provides the student with an overview and examination of the facility master planning process, including legal requirements and economic considerations. This course includes planning, supervising, maintaining and evaluating sports facilities and events. Financial considerations for both the private and public sector will be emphasized. Everyday supervision of maintenance, inventory, potential vandalism, and comprehensive event planning management is included. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-128 Sports Fundamentals

This course is a practical study of the fundamental principles and techniques of major sports. Students experience and practice various common sports activities. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-130 Massage for Sport and Leisure Activities

This course is the theory and practice of manual manipulation and its role in exercise. Topics will include basic anatomy, physiologic concepts relative to massage and the healing process, as well as assessment of selected musculoskeletal issues. Included in the course will be the opportunity to investigate and practice a variety of techniques that can be applied to these situations. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

3

WEX-131 Scuba Diving

This is a course that allows students to develop basic skills in skin and scuba diving by means of lectures, demonstrations, and class practice. Students must have good swimming ability. [International certification is optional.] Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-133 Mindfulness & Good Health

Mindfulness & Good Health is an introduction to the theory and practice of mindfulness: mind-body exercises that develop awareness of present-moment thoughts, feelings, and actions. Students will learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into their lives to reduce stress, improve emotional balance and resilience, and enhance their personal and academic lives. (2 labs; 1 credit)

Credits

1

WEX-159 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

This course provides the student with the knowledge and practical skills needed to respond to various emergency situations including: burns; wounds; respiratory and cardiac problems; broken bones; poisoning; etc. Students will receive certification in CPR and First Aid upon successful completion of the course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-160 Kinesiology for Personal Training and Exercise

This course is the study of movement and the neuromuscular skeletal structures and their function in relation to activity. The purpose is to analyze human movement through applied anatomy for injury protection during exercise and sport. The role of muscles during movement and types of muscle contractions will be explored. Emphasis of kinesiology will be explored through relatedresearch. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-163 Nutrition Today

This course is an investigation of basic nutrition concepts. Current studies and findings are explored and evaluated. Information is used to formulate practices that maximize health benefits. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-164 Exercise Science

This course is a theory based investigation of the effects of exercise on human health, fitness, and sport performance. Emphasis is on basic principles of exercise physiology, exercise prescription, bioenergetics, body composition, training programs, and practical applications to the exercise setting. Requirementfor Exercise Science Certificate and Degree. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Recommended as a Prerequisite to: WEX-106, WEX-183 and WEX-184

WEX-167 Self-Defense

This is a course that provides the opportunity to learn basic techniques in judo, karate, and jujitsu. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-169 Yoga Dance

This course integrates the principles of yoga with the fundamentals of dance. The course offers a stimulating workout that combines stretch and strengthening with the enjoyment of dancing. Students will develop awareness, experience the flow of energy, improve alignment and core strength, and enhance creative expression. The course is open to students of all levels and aims to promote health and balance by improving the body as an instrument of communication. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-170 Yoga

This is an introductory level course to the practice of yoga with emphasis on flow and energy. The fundamentals of yoga practice, including mediation and breathing techniques, basic yoga postures [Asana] and basic flow sequences [Vinyasas] will be the focus. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-171 Golf

This course is a study of the fundamental theories, skills, etiquette and rules needed to play the game of golf. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-172 Intermediate Golf

This course is designed to further acquaint the student with the game of golf beyond the beginner level, reviewing fundamental skills and developing shot-making strategies. Some previous golf experience recommended either having played the game or taking golf lessons. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-173 Beginner Tennis

This is a course that provides the student with the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of the game. It also acquaints students with the basic rules, regulations and strategy of both singles and doubles play. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-174 Volleyball

This is a course that provides fundamental skills, strategies, and knowledge of power volleyball through teaching-learning experiences and active participation. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-175 Beginner Level Swimming

This is a basic course for non-swimmers that includes fundamental water safety and survival, crawl stroke, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and recreational aquatic activities. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-176 Advanced Swim Training

This course provides an introduction to competitive swimming while increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and athletic confidence. Advanced Swim Training is designed to prepare students for open-water, long and short course competitive swimming. Emphasis will be placed on skill development and improved swimming performance. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

WEX-182 Fitness Measurement and Interpretation

This is a course involving analysis of the parameters of fitness, sport performance, and their assessment. Topics include measurement protocols and the quantitative expression of body composition, aerobic capacity and energy expenditure, strength, endurance, flexibility and sport specific elements relative to exercise application. Requirement for Exercise Science Certificate andDegree. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-183 Principles of Conditioning

This course is an application of theories explored in Exercise Science [WEX-164]. This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to apply conditioning concepts, teaching methodology and presentation experience in a one-on-one and Co-Op teaching setting. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-184 Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

This course develops an awareness of sports medicine and provides the student with concepts, knowledge, and practical skills in the areas of prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of exercise-induced trauma. Athletic taping for support of joints and muscles is taught and practiced. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-185 Contemporary Health Issues

This course addresses health issues students face, including psychological and spiritual health, violence prevention, drug abuse, sexuality, reproductive choices, and body image. The course emphasizes the development of positive habits for overall health and wellness. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

WEX-209 Athletic Training Practicum I - Taping and Bracing for Athletic Injury

Athletic Training Practicum I incorporates practical and clinical experience with the focus on taping and bracing techniques that are applied in clinical settings as an athletic trainer. Students will explore the anatomy of the major joints and muscle groups associated with athletic injury and apply the various taping and bracing techniques to the upper and lower body. Clinical experience consisting of observation hours will be required for each student. Students will work closely with an ATC (certified athletic trainer) in a clinical setting to observe clinical competencies presented in the athletic training field. Observations may include clinical and/or game and practice exposure.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WEX-184

WEX-210 Athletic Training Practicum II- Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injury

Athletic Training Practicum II incorporates practical and clinical experience with the focus on evaluating, assessing and treating athletic injuries. Students will analyze the recognition, etiology, signs and symptoms and functional anatomy of athletic injury. Application of special testing and treatment of common athletic injury will be practiced. Clinical experience consisting of observation hours will be required for each student. Students will work closely with an ATC (certified athletic trainer) in a clinical setting to observe clinical competencies presented in the athletic training field. Observations may include clinical and/or game and practice exposure

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WEX-184, WEX-209

WEX-281 Co-Op Work Experience [Exercise Science]

This course enables the student to gain essential hands-on experience in a fitness center under professional guidance and supervision. 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

WEX-164, WEX-183

WEX-283 Co-Op Work Experience [Sports Management]

This course provides students with practical experience in professional, collegiate, amateur, or business institutions in sports-related industries. Students can pursue their individual interests and goals through the Co-Op program in Sports Management. 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WEX-127