Courses on topics of interest to sport science and leadership students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by the instructor. Restricted to students with freshman or sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit. For specific section description, click to the Section Details in VitNet.

Three hours lecture/discussion per week Exercise physiology is an evaluation of the acute responses and chronic adaptations of the body to the stresses of exercise. This course will provide a broad introduction to exercise physiology. Topics covered will include cellular energy metabolism, pulmonary and cardiovascular responses to exercise, muscle physiology, training, nutrition, body composition, and exercise testing. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in BIOL 114 or 160.

Four hours lecture/discussion per week The course provides an overview of musculoskeletal anatomy, the mechanical properties and structural behavior of biological tissues, and biodynamics. Specific course topics will include structure and function relationships in tissues and organs; application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues; analysis of forces in human function and movement; energy and power in human activity; introduction to modeling viscoelasticity of tissues. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in BIOL 104 or 160, PHYS 250 and 270 or 260 and 270.

This course will explore the scientific principles, concepts and theories of strength training and conditioning. This course will focus on the principles in the exercise sciences and biomechanics and examine how they can be applied in designing effective and safe strength and conditioning programs. Prerequisite: four credits BIOL.

Courses on topics of interest to sport science and leadership students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by the instructor. Restricted to students with junior or senior standing. May be repeated for credit. For specific section description, click to the Section Details in VitNet.

Introductory internship experience. Internship sites are usually off campus, generally part-time, and often without pay. This introductory level experience provides the opportunity for freshmen and sophomores to gain internship experience in an area not directly related to their major, explore career options, and earn academic credit for the experience. See the office of Career Services three to six months prior to the time an internship is planned. Requires a 2.0 GPA. Students must register for credit prior to the start date of the internship.

This course introduces the field of geographic information systems (GIS) and how it is used in the field of sustainability and conservation locally and globally. Students will be introduced to the background and the methodologies of data collection in this science. They will also read articles and analyze results produced by GIS in the field of sustainability. This course will focus on the application of this science in the field, and research trends using this technology. Restricted to sophomore, junior, or senior standing.

Advanced level internship experience. Internship sites are usually off campus, generally part-time, and often without pay. This advanced level experience provides the opportunity for juniors and seniors to gain valuable internship experience in an area not directly related to their major, explore career options, and earn academic credit for the experience. See the office of Career Services three to six months prior to the time an internship is planned. Requires a 2.3 GPA. Students must register for credit prior to the start date of the internship.

This course will provide experiential learning in sustainability through an internship, field practicum, research experience or global experience. In addition, students will meet throughout the semester to connect their experience with the principles developed in the program. Restricted to environmental sustainability majors or sustainable management majors only. Restricted to students with senior standing or higher.

Independent reading and/or research under the guidance of a biology faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. Independent study contract is required. May be repeated for credit.