Course Descriptions

PUB 101 Introduction to Public Health

3 Credits, Fall Semester

Public health seeks to understand and improve the health and wellbeing of both individual people and of populations (groups of people). In this course we examine public health perspectives on health, wellness, illness, and population well-being. This includes understanding key influences on the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations and addressing health problems from a population health perspective.

ENG 285 Writing in the Health Sciences

3 Credits, Varies

This course introduces students to the rhetorical practices of technical and professional communication in the health sciences, including technical reporting, communicating with the public, and visual and oral presentations.

ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science

3 Credits, Spring Semester

Introduces students to a variety of topics related to the discipline and provides students with an overview of career pathways and professional development. Introduces the biological and physical bases of exercise responses and adaptations to chronic physical activity in humans. Emphasizes the integrated exercise responses of the body systems. Examination of appropriate exercise principles and concepts is accompanied by critical examination of misconceptions, fads, and myths that pervade exercise and fitness activities. Recommended for students in their freshman or sophomore year.

ES 300 Theory of Athletic Injury I

3 Credits, Fall Semester

Study of the theory and principles of athletic injury as associated with human performance. Emphasis is placed on the application of scientific principles of human growth and development, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and emergency care, and on the understanding of rehabilitative procedures.

ES 310 Practical Applications in Exercise Science

4 Credits, Spring Semester

Examines the theoretical and practical aspects of exercise testing, body composition, fitness evaluation, and clients interviews and education.

ES 330 Lifespan Physiology

3 Credits, Spring Semester

Focuses on motor development, neural control of movement, learning, and memory throughout the life span, with special reference to pediatrics and geriatrics.

ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases

3 Credits, Fall Semester

Analysis of exercise responses, testing and prescription, and adaptation to chronic physical activity in special populations, including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, work hardening, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, pregnancy, and others.

ES 341 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature

2 Credits, Fall Semester

This course is competency based and emphasizes basic skills in critical analysis and assessment of professional literature pertinent to the exercise sciences.

ES 342 Neuroscience I

3 Credits, Fall Semester

Principles and content of functional neuroanatomy and neurology. Presentation of neuron cytology, central nervous system development and organization, motor structures, pathways, and control of movement.

ES 370 Biomechanics I

4 Credits, Spring Semester

Introduction to the mechanical, neuromuscular, and anatomical bases of human movement. Quantitative and qualitative biomechanical analyses of multisegment motion is analyzed from the perspective of joint and muscle mechanics, kinematics, and kinetics.

ES 380 Exercise Physiology

3 Credits, Fall Semester

Analysis of physiologic responses and adaptations of the various body systems and structures to acute and chronic physical activity and to environmental stress. Cellular mechanisms that underlie these responses are emphasized.

UBC 399 UB Capstone

1 Credit, Fall, Spring Semesters

The UB Curriculum Capstone provides a forum for students to demonstrate and integrate their learning by making critical and meaningful connections within the UB Curriculum experience.

ES 402 Exercise Nutrition

2 Credits, Fall Semester

Topics include nutrition for athletes, energy systems for different activities, weight control, ergogenic aids, osteoporosis, and selected health problems among athletes related to nutritional deficiencies.

note: cross-registered as NTR 505

ANA 407 Gross Human Anatomy

6 Credits, Summer Semester

Eight-week course for students in exercise science and occupational therapy only. Laboratories involve dissection of the human cadaver, emphasizing the musculoskeletal system. Lectures emphasize clinical correlations.

ES 410 Exercise Assessment and Prescription

3 Credits, Fall Semester

Examines assessments of muscle strength and power, using whole body and specific measures. Covers exercise prescription, program administration, and management.

ES 429 Internship (12 credits required)

1-12 Credits, Spring Semester

The senior internship is conducted in settings conducive to the development/refinement of skills and abilities related to a professional role, under the guidance of an approved field supervisor and/or university personnel.  All exercise science coursework (including electives) must be completed prior to the internship.

ES 442 Introduction to Exercise Science Lab Techniques

1 Credit, Fall Semester

Develops basic competencies necessary for the evaluation and assessment of needs, interests, and performance in comprehensive health-related fitness programming in compliance with American College of Sports Medicine guidelines.  Provides skills training in the administration and interpretation of standard testing/assessment protocols in both on and off-campus laboratory settings.

ES 450 Professional Development

1 Credit, Fall Semester

Facilitates transition from student to intern to entry level professional. Addresses securing an internship, professional development and searching for employment.