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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Course Descriptions


EXSC-100 Introduction to Physical Education
1 Credit

This course is designed to present the basic concepts and physical skills necessary for basic instruction of movement activities at the elementary education level. The student will participate in and develop leadership skills for instructing such activities. (1 hour weekly)

EXSC-101 Introduction to Exercise Science
1 Credit

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of individual academic subdisciplines of Exercise Science. The development of Exercise Science as an academic discipline and the relationship between the subdisciplines will be discussed. Career opportunities in the exercise field will be examined. (1 hour weekly)

EXSC-110 Introduction to Athletic Training
1 Credit

This course is designed as an introduction to athletic training. The athletic trainer as an allied health care professional will be examined. The manual skills required in the profession will also be examined. (1 hour weekly)

EXSC-120 Introduction to Sports Coaching
3 Credits
This course will provide information on the sport sciences, including anatomy, physiology, psychology, biomechanics, and skill acquisition, which are vital for coaches in a range of sports. Methods for improving the athlete’s performance and well-being will be examined. The principles of coaching will be covered where the student will develop a personal coaching philosophy and style. A balanced approach to coaching will be emphasized. (3 hours weekly)

EXSC-150 Sport and Society
3 Credits

Sport will be related to such social problems as delinquency, segregation, collective behavior and leisure; to social processes such as socialization, stratification, mobility and social control; and to those familiar social institutions the family, the school, the church, the military, the economy, the polity and the mass media. (3 hours weekly)

EXSC-200 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the necessary skills and competencies required for treatment of basic athletic injuries. This course will include the study of modern theories and principles of athletic training mechanisms as well as the nature and causes of the most common sports-related injuries. (3 hours weekly)

EXSC-209 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
3 Credits

This course will apply the basic nutritional theories, principles, and concepts to participation in fitness and sports activities. The requirements necessary for participation and performance enhancement for all levels of athletic and exercise performance will be examined. Students will learn to apply the various sports nutrition concepts for recreational to elite level athletes. Course content includes energy systems, hydration, pre-and post-event nutrition, ergogenic aids, weight management and body composition issues of athletes. (3 hours weekly)

EXSC-210 Sport and Exercise Psychology
3 Credits

This course will provide the student with the opportunities to study human behavior in sport and exercise settings. It is designed to provide the students with the information about research in the field of sport psychology as well as practical knowledge to become a more effective fitness instructor, athlete, athletic administrator, physical educator, personal trainer, or coach. It will examine theories of individual personality and explore the social phenomenon associated with sport participation. (3 hours weekly)

EXSC-220 Introduction to the Martial Arts
3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with a comparative study of the diverse martial arts systems of the world. Martial arts of various regions and cultures will be examined including those of Ancient Greece and Rome, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and North America. This course will examine the physical, psychological, historical, anthropological, and social influences of the martial arts on global societies. The impact of gender, culture, and competition on the development and variation of indigenous martial arts will be investigated. The role martial arts have played and play in the development of fine and performance arts will also be examined. (3 hours weekly)

EXSC-230 Philosophy of the Martial Arts
3 Credits

This course will examine the philosophical bases of the martial arts of the world, including those of Ancient Greece and Rome, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and North America. The impact various philosophical systems have had on the development of the martial arts will be investigated. Conversely, the influence martial arts may have had on the development of the philosophical systems themselves will be reviewed. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as PHIL-230.

EXSC-250 Exercise Science Internship
3 Credits

This course will involve the practical application of knowledge and skills to an exercise science setting. Specific emphasis on the development of a professional practices demonstrating understanding of personal training, fitness development, and administrative practices related to occupations related to exercise sciences. This Internship must cover a period of a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks. Prerequisites: EXSC-101, EXSC-200, EXSC-210, and HEED-200. (3 hours weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST