Majors and Minors 2014-2015

Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus:
ESS 181  Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science   3 cr
ESS 185  Lifetime Wellness  3 cr
ESS 320  Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity  3 cr
ESS 490  Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity  3 cr
ESS 495  Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science  3 cr

Exercise and Sport Science Major: Standard Program

Exercise and Sport Science Emphasis
A minimum of 38 credits is required, including the 15-credit Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus, First Aid/CPR competency, and the following:
ESS 201  Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with laboratory) 4 cr
ESS 275  Motor Development and Learning 3 cr
ESS 280  Biomechanics  3 cr
ESS 330  Exercise Physiology 3 cr
ESS 331  Exercise Physiology Lab 1 cr
Three of the following:
ESS 282  Principles of Sport and Fitness Management 3 cr 
ESS 290  Curriculum Development and the Learning Environment 3 cr
ESS 340  Mental Training for Peak Performance 3 cr
ESS 346  Psychology of Coaching 3 cr
ESS 355  Psychology of Injury 3 cr
ESS 360  Sport Nutrition and Supplementation 3 cr
ESS 363  Adapted Physical Activity 3 cr
ESS 365  Topics in Physical Activity  3 cr
ESS 370  Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 3 cr
ESS 382  Management of Sport and Fitness Facilities 3 cr
ESS 385  Program Design for Physical Activity Settings 3 cr
ESS 392  Methods of Secondary Activities 3 cr 
ESS 395  Methods of Elementary Activities 3 cr
ESS 396  Methods of Alternative Physical Education 3 cr 
ESS 410  Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3 cr 
ESS 430  Topics in Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 cr 
ESS 450  Risk Management in Physical Activity Settings 3 cr

Sport and Fitness Management Emphasis
A minimum of 46 credits is required, including the 15-credit Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus, First Aid/CPR competency, and the following:  
ACC 201  Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 cr
ACC 202  Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 cr
ECON 202  Microeconomics 3 cr
ESS 282  Principles of Sport and Fitness Management 3 cr
ESS 385  Program Design for Physical Activity Settings 3 cr
ESS 405  Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science  1 cr
ESS 450  Risk Management in Physical Activity Settings 3 cr
MATH 140  College Algebra 3 cr
ROE 333  Recreation and Sport Marketing 3 cr
One of the following:
BUAD 220  Computer Applications in Business 3 cr
CIS 120  Information Management and Analysis 3 cr
One of the following:
ESS 382  Management of Sport and Fitness Facilities 3 cr
ROE 466  Facilities Management 3 cr

Exercise and Sport Science Major: Comprehensive Program

Exercise Science Emphasis
A minimum of 59 credits is required, including the 15-credit Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus, the 19-credit Exercise Science Core, First Aid/CPR competency, and the completion of either the clinical track or the health fitness track:

Exercise Science CoreESS 275  Motor Development and Learning 3 crESS 280  Biomechanics 3 crESS 298  Fitness Instruction   3 cr

ESS 330  Exercise Physiology 3 cr
ESS 331  Exercise Physiology Lab 1 cr
ESS 410  Assessment and Exercise Prescriptions 3 cr
One of the following:
BIOL 300  Basic Nutrition 3 cr
ESS 360  Sport Nutrition and Supplementation 3 cr

Clinical Track (33-34 credits)

BIOL 150  Biological Principles (with laboratory) 4 cr
BIOL 372  Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with laboratory) 4 cr
BIOL 373  Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with laboratory) 4 cr
CHEM 111  General Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 112  General Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr
CHEM 113  General Chemistry II 3 cr
CHEM 114  General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 cr
ESS 430  Topics in Clinical Exercise Physiology  3 cr
MATH 140  College Algebra 3 cr
PHYS 140  Introductory Physics (with laboratory) 4 cr 
One of the following:
PSY 345  Biological Psychology (with laboratory) 4 cr
PSY 369  Health Psychology 3 cr
PSY 368  Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
PSY 475  Clinical Psychology 3 cr

Health Fitness Track (25 credits)

dir="ltr">ESS 201  Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with laboratory) 4 crESS 370 Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning   3 cr
ESS 385  Program Design for Physical Activity Settings 3 cr

ESS 405  Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science 1 cr
ESS 450  Risk Management in Physical Activity Settings 3 cr
One of the following:
ESS 382  Sport and Fitness Facility Management 3 cr
ROE 466 Facilities Management 3 cr
Three of the following:
ESS 340  Mental Training for Peak Performance 3 cr
ESS 355  Psychology of Injury 3 cr
ESS 363  Adapted Physical Activity 3 cr
ESS 365  Topics in Physical Activity 3 cr      

K-12 Physical Education Emphasis

A  minimum of 52 credits is required, including the 15-credit Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus, First Aid/CPR competency, and the following:
ESS 201  Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with laboratory) 4 cr
ESS 275  Motor Development and Learning  3 cr
ESS 280  Biomechanics  3 cr
ESS 290  Curriculum Development and the Learning Environment 3 cr
ESS 330  Exercise Physiology  3 cr
ESS 331  Exercise Physiology Lab  1 cr
ESS 350  Instructional Assessment in Physical Education 2 cr
ESS 363  Adapted Physical Activity  3 cr
ESS 392  Methods of Secondary Activities  3 cr
ESS 395  Methods of Elementary Activities  3 cr
ESS 396  Methods of Alternative Physical Education  3 cr
ROE 189 Principles of Outdoor Recreation 3 cr
Three of the following:
ESS 210  Skill Development and Analysis: Net/Wall Games 1 cr
ESS 211  Skill Development Analysis: Invasion Games 1 cr
ESS 212  Skill Development and Analysis: Target/Fielding Games 1 cr
ESS 213  Skill Development and Analysis: Dance 1 cr
Students seeking Colorado licensure must fulfill the requirements for K-12 Physical Education Licensure (see description under Education).

Exercise and Sport Science Minor

This Minor consists of 18 credits including:
ESS 181  Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science  3 cr
ESS 185  Lifetime Wellness 3 cr
ESS electives at the 200-level or above
     (excluding ESS 276 and ESS 321-329) 12 cr

Exercise and Sport Science Minor: Sport Psychology Concentration

This minor consists of 18 credits including:
ESS 320 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 3 cr
ESS 340 Mental Training for Peak Performance 3 cr
ESS 346 Psychology of Coaching 3 cr
ESS 355 Psychology of Injury 3 cr
One of the following:
ESS 275  Motor Development and Learning 3 cr
ESS 490 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity 3 cr
One of the following:
PSY 368 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
PSY 369 Health Psychology 3 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following course in the Exercise and Sport Science Major fulfills the capstone course requirement:  ESS 495 Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science. Students completing the K-12 Physical Education Emphasis may use student teaching to fulfill this requirement.