Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
SCON101 Strength Training & Exercise
This course uses a systematic approach to teaching resistance/ strength training movements. The practical application of anatomy, physiology, and body alignment is introduced to emphasize correct performance of various exercise and spotting techniques, analyze strength training techniques and various pieces of exercise equipment for appropriate incorporation into a comprehensive training plan, and to conduct a risk/benefit analysis for specific techniques and exercises. Equipment modalities reviewed will include but are not limited to: stability balls, exercise bands, free weights, body weight, commercial strength equipment and cardiovascular equipment.
SCON220 Personal Training I
This course offers a study of basic concepts of health screening, legal issues, leadership, and implementation of communication.
SCON221 Personal Training II
Prerequisite: SCON 220 This course provides a concentrated study of the principles of exercise testing. This course will focus on individualized fitness program designs.
SCON227 Practicum: Personal Training
Prerequisites: SCON 220, 221, 360, and 361 This course will be at an on-site location in which an individual will directly work with individuals with an exercise program. One hundred hours of field experience is required in this course.
SCON228 Practicum: Athletic Facility Mgt
Prerequisite: SCON 220 This course will be at an on-site location in which the individual will learn about sales, daily maintenance, and management of a facility. One hundred hours of field experience is required for this course.
SCON341 Structural Kinesiology
Prerequisites: BIOL 322 and 322L This course provides a study of physical principles as they apply to the analysis of sport movement from a mechanical viewpoint. Emphasis will be placed on the assessment of muscular strength, movement, plyometrics, and flexibility. Laboratory work will reinforce the basic principles covered during the lecture.
SCON360 Physiology of Exer. Prescription w/the Athletic Population
Prerequisites: HPE 308 and BIOL 322 This course will focus primarily on the application of the scientific methods involved in prescribing exercise/conditioning programs for various athletic populations. The areas of energy production, nutrition, body composition, periodization, and fitness testing will provide the coach/health professional with the knowledge to design scientifically based programs.
SCON361 Physiology of Exer. Prescription w/Adults & Special Populations
Prerequisites: HPE 308 and BIOL 322 This course will focus primarily on the application of the scientific methods involved in prescribing exercise programs for the adult population as well as for various special populations such as individuals with coronary heart disease, hypertension diabetes, obesity, etc. The areas of physical fitness, nutrition, body composition, fitness assessment, and health appraisal will provide the health professional with the knowledge to design scientifically based programs.
SCON365 Post-Cardiac Rehabilitation
Prerequisites: SCON 220, 221, 360, and 361 This is an internship with supervised work in cardiac rehabilitation in an approved facility. One hundred hours of field experience is required for this course.
SCON370 Strength and Conditioning I
Prerequisites: SCON 220 and 221 This course covers the concepts and applications of the scientific principles of strength and conditioning as it applies to program design and exercise techniques. Concepts and applications will be based upon the highly physical active and athletic team(s).
SCON371 Strength and Conditioning II
Prerequisite: SCON 370 This course offers a study of physiological basis of cardiovascular and resistance strength conditioning as it applies to testing and evaluation procedures. Methods of instruction for this course include, but are not limited to lecture, discussion, small group, guest speakers, student presentation, and anaerobic lab activities.
SCON421 Practicum: Strength & Cond.
Prerequisite: HPE 308 This course is designed for the student to put principles of cardiovascular training and strength training into practice as they relate to sport team training. Students will work with a university sport team for which they will design a fitness program based on individual and team goals. Students will be tested on their own weight-lifting techniques. Students will complete a final project designing a strength and conditioning program for an athletic team.