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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Exercise Science (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Health Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Historical, theoretical, ethical and philosophical foundations of exercise science and health promotion, including an emphasis on role, responsibilities, work settings and future direction of the profession.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: This course provides an overview of the concepts of physical fitness, conditioning principles and appropriate exercise and health practices with application to lifelong fitness and wellness. Course includes lecture and physical fitness testing.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445

Description:

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

This course enables the student to build a philosophy of health and health behaviors. Basic health principles and theories are applied to both personal and community health issues, including an emphasis on behavioral change and health and wellness education interventions.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description:

Overview of general nutrition principles focusing on healthy food choices, disease prevention and sports nutrition. Explores fad diets, herb/supplements and use of ergogenic aids. Incorporates effective use of nutrition information from reliable sources as well as personal responsibility in a professional setting.

Description: The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the lymphoid system, immunity, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1121

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Solve health science applications; convert within and between metric, household and apothecary systems; read and interpret health science labels and graphs; calculate and apply statistical concepts; solve problems involving parenteral, pediatric and/or intravenous administration and dosage calculations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose from MAT 1130 or Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/ Students should contact their Academic Advisor to discuss the recommended MAT course.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Explore motor development and motor skills across the lifespan. Awareness of body systems, their development and cycle of physical growth and maturation. Exploration of principles of motor learning and performance, including examination of elements that facilitate or prohibit the control, achievement and retention of motor skills.

Notes: Fall Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and BIO 1222 and ENS 1118

Description:

Students learn and experience the process of risk stratification, fitness assessment in the five components of fitness and exercise testing for low- to moderate-risk individuals. Integration and analysis of results and norms to design individualized exercise prescription.

Notes: Fall Only

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 and ENS 1118 and BIO 1121 and MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or DEV 0035 or ENS 1118 or BIO 1121 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and ENS 1118 and ENS 1118 and BIO 1121 and BIO 1121

Description:

Students will learn to apply business and budgeting concepts in the world of exercise science. Students will develop an understanding of budgeting, legal and ethical considerations, financing and marketing and how they are applied within the fitness environment.

Notes: Fall Only

Description: The American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated or Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) course is designed for the individuals who are not working or planning to work within a healthcare environment. The course provides students with training in basic first aid procedures, including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA, CPR and AED. Students who complete the course qualify for the AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED course completion card.

Description:

Principles of electrocardiography, including equipment operation, recording and troubleshooting, as well as fundamental principles of the cardiovascular physiology and basic ECG interpretation. Students will also gain knowledge and skills to provide CPR for victims of all ages and will practice CPR in a team setting. Students will receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider card upon successful completion of skills. One classroom, three lab hours per week. A simulated clinical rotation will be completed during the course.

Description:

This course will help prepare the student for a nationally recognized certification exam. Current national standards issued by the United States Department of Labor will be implemented.

Notes: Fall Only

Prerequisites: ENS 1118 and DIT 1111

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Notes: Spring Only

Description: This course will look at the practical application of teaching. Best practices for training and teaching in the industry will be explored. The student will have hands-on exposure and experience instructing a variety of modalities. Three lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring Only

Corequisites: ENS 2417

Description:

Integration of risk stratification, fitness assessments, exercise testing, interpretation and exercise prescription skills. Application of knowledge and skills for special populations and medical conditions through case studies and simulations.

Notes: Spring Only

Prerequisites: ENS 2318

Description: This course provides organizational techniques, administrative procedures and principles of managing health promotion, fitness and sport programs, including facility design and operational standards and guidelines.

Notes: Spring Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Description: This course is the capstone course. It is an on- or off-campus work experience integrated with academic instructions, coordinated by a faculty member. The course is completed in the last semester of the degree program. Fourteen practicum hours per week.

Notes: Spring and Summer Only

Prerequisites: ENS 1212 and Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.