This course is a 3 credit hour course currently offered through the Athletic Training program (ATEP). ATEP recently moved into the Exercise Science Department and is currently phasing out their undergraduate program for an entry-level Master''s program. Current Exercise Science undergraduate students have expressed an interest in taking this course.
The Exercise Science Department currently offers EXSC 541: Physiological Basis of Strength and Conditioning. While programing content may overlap with EXSC 541, EXSC 464 will focus on applied aspects of strength and conditioning including applications of basic biomechanics, pre- and post-program assessments. This course will also fulfill the National Strength and Conditioning’s Education Recognition Program requirement for a course that contains Exercise Technique and prescription.
The Exercise Science Department has evolved considerably since its creation more than 25 years ago. The most recent change occurred approximately 3 years ago (July 2016) when the Athletic Training program moved from the Physical Education Department to the Exercise Science Department at the request of the Provost. Consequently, Athletic Training (ATEP) is now a program (not a department) housed within the Exercise Science department. The proposed change to the Subject Code (ATEP to EXSC) is a formality that simplifies both the advising process and student registration for our undergraduate students. The Exercise Science department now includes Exercise Science (EXSC), Athletic Training (ATEP), and Physical Therapy (PHYT) faculty. The EXSC, ATEP and PHYT faculty voted to approve the change to the course Subject Code from ATEP 464 to EXSC 464. Therefore, the Exercise Science Department supports the Subject Code change from ATEP 464 to EXSC 464.