ESS Majors and Minors 2015-2016

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMS

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 Capstone*: ESS 495, EDUC 410, or ESS 498

3 cr

*EDUC 410 is a capstone option for K-12 Physical Education majors seeking Colorado licensure; ESS 498 is a capstone option for the ESS Standard Emphasis and the Sport and Fitness Management Standard Emphasis.

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)

3 cr

ESS 275  Motor Development and Learning

3 cr

ESS 330  Exercise Physiology

3 cr

ESS 331  Exercise Physiology Lab

1 cr

ESS 380  Biomechanics

3 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

CS 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 60 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 Core

ESS 275  Motor Development and Learning

3 cr

ESS 298  Fitness Instruction

3 cr

ESS 330  Exercise Physiology

3 cr

ESS 331  Exercise Physiology Lab

1 cr

ESS 380  Biomechanics

3 cr

ESS 410  Assessment and Exercise Prescription

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)

3 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  Psychopathology

3 cr

PSY 475  Clinical Psychology

3 cr

Health Fitness Track (25 credits)

ESS 201  Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with laboratory)

4 cr

ESS 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 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 380  Biomechanics

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 and Analysis: Invasion Games

1 cr

ESS 212  Skill Development 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:

One of the following:

 

ESS 181  Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science

3 cr

ESS 185  Lifetime Wellness

3 cr

And:

 

ESS electives at the 200-level or above (excluding ESS 276 and ESS 221-229)

9 cr

ESS upper-division electives

6 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 EDUC 410 to fulfill this requirement. Students completing the ESS Standard Emphasis or the Sport and Fitness Management Standard Emphasis may use ESS 498 to fulfill this requirement.