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EXS-200: 

Resistance Training: Theory and Practice 

3 credits 

This is a course that introduces the principles and techniques of strength training. This includes exercise physiology, injury prevention, sport and activity specific program design, and implementation. Students will gain a complete foundation of the practical application of resistance training exercise. Knowledge gained in this course will contribute to student preparation for professional certification in the field. Co-requisite: EXS-200L. 

EXS-200L: 

Resistance Training: Theory and Practice Lab 

1 credits 

This is a course of field and laboratory experiences designed to reinforce the practical application of strength training techniques, with an emphasis on injury prevention strategies. Co-requisite: EXS-200. 

 

 

EXS-202: 

Cardiovascular Fitness: Theory and Practice 

3 credits 

This course introduces the principles and techniques of cardiovascular activities and training. This includes exercise physiology, injury prevention, sport and activity specific program design, and implementation. Topics will include pathophysiology on and for a variety of conditions. Knowledge gained in this course will contribute to student preparation for professional certification in the field. Co-Requisite: EXS-202L. 

EXS-202L: 

Cardiovascular Fitness: Theory and Practice Lab 

1 credits 

This is a course of field and laboratory experiences designed to reinforce the practical application of cardiovascular training techniques, injury prevention strategies, program design, and implementation. Co-requisite: EXS-202. 

EXS-214: 

Care, Treatment, and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 

3 credits 

This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the principles of sports medicine, the care and treatment of athletic trauma, and the use of proper conditioning principles for the prevention of injury. Prerequisites: One of the following combinations: 1) BIO-155 and BIO-155L; or 2) BIO-201, BIO-201L, BIO-202, and BIO-202L; or 3) BIO-360, BIO-360L, and either BIO-474 or BIO-484. Co-requisite: EXS-214L. 

EXS-214L: 

Care, Treatment, and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Lab 

1 credits 

This lab is designed to complement and support the principles taught in EXS-214. The course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the principles of sports medicine; the care and treatment of athletic trauma; safety and its importance in related settings; and the use of proper conditioning principles of the prevention of injury. Prerequisites: One of the following combinations: 1) BIO-155 and BIO-155L; or 2) BIO-201, BIO-201L, BIO-202, and BIO-202L; or 3) BIO-360, BIO-360L, and either BIO-474 or BIO-484. Co-requisite: EXS-214. 

EXS-235: 

Exercise Testing and Prescription 

4 credits 

This course incorporates the principles of assessment and program design for health and sport-specific analysis, static and functional exercise testing, and prescription of appropriate exercises. This includes exercise prescription for populations with various diseases and disabilities. Knowledge gained in this course will contribute to student preparation for professional certification in the field. 

EXS-247: 

Health Risk Appraisal, Weight Control & Management 

4 credits 

This course incorporates professional guidelines for health risk appraisal, assessment and stratification for a variety of health conditions for the general population. This also includes principles and guidelines for safe and effective physical activity and weight loss management. Knowledge gained in this course will contribute to student preparation for professional certification in the field. 

 

EXS-316: 

Health Management and Administration 

4 credits 

This course focuses on business principles and procedures including fiscal resources, human resources, leadership skills, strategic planning, and facilitating partnerships with an emphasis in professionalism and an adherence to a code of ethics. 

EXS-318: 

Principles of Corrective Exercises 

4 credits 

This course incorporates evidence-based concepts and application of corrective exercises to improve muscle imbalance and movement efficiency to decrease injury risk and promote recovery. Techniques include myofascial release, static and neuromuscular stretching, strength training, isometrics, and integrated dynamic movements. Prerequisites: BIO-155 and BIO-155L or BIO-201 and BIO201L. 

EXS-322: 

Clinical Instruction: Emergency, Taping, Bracing 

4 credits 

This 16-week-long course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in athletic training skills. In this clinical course, students select, apply, evaluate, and modify appropriate standard protective equipment, taping, wrapping, bracing, padding, and other custom devices for the client/patient. In addition, students also clinically evaluate and manage a patient with an emergency injury or condition to include the assessment of vital signs and level of consciousness, activation of emergency action plan, secondary assessment, diagnosis, and provision of the appropriate emergency care (e.g., CPR, AED, supplemental oxygen, airway adjunct, splinting, spinal stabilization, control of bleeding). Students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Athletic Training Clinical phase. 

EXS-335҂: 

Kinesiology 

3 credits 

This course is an analysis of human movement, integrating knowledge of the skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems with the effects that gravity, friction, internal and external forces, and the laws of motion have on their functions. Topics presented include biomechanics of human bone, joint, and skeletal muscle; structure and function of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine; concepts of linear and angular kinematics and kinetics as applied to human motion; equilibrium and stability on land; and motion through a fluid medium of air or water. Included is the application of these factors to various types of physical skills. Prerequisites: BIO-155 and BIO-155L, or BIO-201 and BIO-201L. Co-Requisite: EXS-335L. 

 

 

 

EXS-335L҂: 

Kinesiology Lab 

1 credits 

This laboratory course is designed to apply the anatomical, kinesiological, and biomechanical principles learned in the lecture course to human body movement. Movement of all of the major joints of the body is analyzed by relative and absolute joint position and muscle action, and biomechanical terms – such as linear and angular kinematics, friction, work, power, energy, and torque – are applied to human motion. Prerequisites: BIO-155 and BIO-155L, or BIO-201 and BIO-201L. Co-Requisite: EXS-335. 

EXS-340Δ҂: 

Physiology of Exercise 

3 credits 

This writing intensive course is a study of the effects of exercise on the body. Topics include nutrition as the basis for physical activity; how energy is produced and utilized during physical activity; the energy delivery and vital functions of the respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular, and nervous systems during exercise; how these systems can be enhanced through training; the impact of ergogenic aids and environmental stress on performance; and the effect of exercise on body composition, weight control, aging, and disease prevention. The body’s responses and adaptations to exercise at the systemic, as well as the subcellular level, are also discussed. Prerequisites: BIO-155 and BIO-155L, or BIO-201 and BIO-201L. Co-Requisite: EXS-340L. 

EXS-340L҂: 

Physiology of Exercise-Lab 

1 credits 

This is a course of field and laboratory experiences designed to reinforce the basic principles learned in the lecture course. Skills of measurement and evaluation, including computerized methods employed to facilitate testing, are applied to physiological and systemic principles of exercise. Prerequisites: BIO-155 and BIO-155L, or BIO-201 and BIO-201L. Co-Requisite: EXS-340. 

EXS-344: 

Exercise Science: Special Populations 

4 credits 

This course introduces analysis of special populations to assist in designing health education and physical fitness programs. 

EXS-351: 

Clinical Instruction in Athletic Training III 

4 credits 

This 15-week-long course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in the information learned in prior courses. This sequence allows students to apply what they have learned in class on real patients. Students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Students are evaluated at a clinical site weekly to ensure proficiency in these skills. Prerequisite: EXS-350. 

 

 

EXS-352: 

Clinical Instruction:Health and Wellness Plans 

4 credits 

This 15-week-long course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in athletic training skills. In this course, students administer testing procedures to obtain baseline data regarding a client’s/patient’s level of general health (including nutritional habits, physical activity status, and body composition) then use this data to design, implement, evaluate, and modify a program specific to the performance and health goals of the patient. This includes instructing the patient in the proper performance of the activities, recognizing the warning signs and symptoms of potential injuries and illnesses that may occur, and explaining the role of exercise in maintaining overall health and the prevention of diseases. Students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Prerequisite: EXS-322. 

EXS-353: 

Clinical Instruction in Athletic Training IV 

4 credits 

This 15-week-long course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in the information learned in prior courses. This sequence allows students to apply what they have learned in class on real patients. Students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Students are evaluated at a clinical site weekly to ensure proficiency in these skills. Prerequisite: EXS-351. 

EXS-354: 

Clinical Instruction: Evaluation Techniques 

4 credits 

This course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in athletic training skills. In this clinical course, students perform a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with an upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, thorax, and spine injury or condition. This exam incorporates clinical reasoning in the selection of assessment procedures and interpretation of findings in order to formulate a differential diagnosis and/or diagnosis, determine underlying impairments, and identify activity limitations and participation restrictions. Based on the assessment data and consideration of the patient’s goals, students provide the appropriate initial care and establish overall treatment goals. Students are assigned to a preceptor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Prerequisite: EXS-352. 

 

 

EXS-355: 

Clinical Instruction: Rehabilitation Plans 

4 credits 

This 15-week-long course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in athletic training skills. In this clinical course, students perform a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with an upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, thorax, and spine injury or condition. Based on the assessment data and consideration of the patient’s goals, the student creates and implements a therapeutic intervention that targets these treatment goals to include, as appropriate, therapeutic modalities, medications (with physician involvement as necessary), and rehabilitative techniques and procedures. Students integrate and interpret various forms of standardized documentation including both patient-oriented and clinician-oriented outcome measures to recommend activity level, make return-to-play decisions, and maximize patient outcomes and progress in the treatment plan. Students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Prerequisite: EXS-354. 

 

 

 

EXS-356: 

Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I 

4 credits 

This course is designed to provide students with specific knowledge and practical skills required to perform proper evaluation of the upper and lower body. Students learn to palpate body and soft tissue structures, and perform active, passive, and resistive range of motion testing, neurological testing, and special ligament tests for the major synovial joints in the body. Students are provided multiple opportunities to reinforce their knowledge with hands-on practice. Prerequisites: EXS-214 and EXS-214L. 

EXS-357: 

Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II 

4 credits 

Building on concepts of EXS-356, this course is designed to provide students the opportunity to further analyze and apply skills in the areas of evaluation of upper and lower body, palpation of body and soft tissue structures, range of motion testing, neurological testing, manual muscle testing, and special ligament tests for the major synovial joints in the body. Prerequisite: EXS-356. 

EXS-358: 

Clinical Instruction: General Medical Conditions 

4 credits 

This course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in athletic training skills. In this clinical course, students develop, implement, and monitor prevention strategies for at-risk individuals (e.g., persons with asthma or diabetes, persons with a previous history of heat illness, persons with sickle cell trait) and large groups to allow safe physical activity in a variety of conditions. This includes obtaining and interpreting data related to potentially hazardous environmental conditions, monitoring body functions (e.g., blood glucose, peak expiratory flow, hydration status), and making the appropriate recommendations for individual safety and activity status. The student will also demonstrate the ability to recognize and refer at-risk individuals and individuals with psychosocial disorders and/or mental health emergencies. Students are assigned to a preceptor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Prerequisite: EXS-355. 

EXS-366҂: 

General Medical Conditions 

4 credits 

This course provides a broad discussion of general medical conditions and associated pathologies of the physically active, as well as applicable information to athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers of all levels. This course covers evaluation techniques and equipment, coverage of all body systems and conditions, as well as special populations. Prerequisites: EXS-214 and EXS-214L. 

EXS-370: 

Pharmacology: Drug Use and Abuse 

4 credits 

This course examines current theories and practices of pharmacology and epidemiology of drug use as related to athletic training and sports medicine. Additional topics include drug abuse issues, such as: performance-enhancing substances; psychological, legal, social, and cultural implications; and approaches to solving drug abuse problems. Prerequisites: EXS-214 and EXS-214L. 

EXS-387: 

Therapeutic Modalities 

3 credits 

This course is a study of various therapeutic modalities that aid in the healing process of injuries. The course covers the theory behind and proper use of these modalities with laboratory experience. Prerequisites: EXS-214 and EXS-214L. Co-requisite: EXS-387L. 

EXS-387L: 

Therapeutic Modalities Lab 

1 credits 

This course is designed to complement and support principles being taught in EXS-387. Practical applications of therapeutic modality application techniques are learned. Prerequisites: EXS-214 and EXS-214L. Co-requisite: EXS-387. 

 

 

EXS-415Δ҂: 

Advanced Athletic Training 

4 credits 

This capstone course acts as a culmination of the learning experiences during the athletic training education program at Grand Canyon University. Students are challenged to demonstrate higher level thinking, review evidence-based literature, and display athletic training professional behaviors. This course focuses the student for preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and fulfills the writing intensive course requirement. Prerequisite: EXS-458. 

EXS-420: 

Management in Athletic Training, Health, and Athletics 

4 credits 

This course deals with the organization and administration tasks and techniques required in an athletic training program, the commercial health industry, and interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics. Topics include program and human resource management; budgeting; inventory and finance management; insurance; organizing and promoting health; and legal considerations, ethics, decision making, and communication in athletic training, health, and athletic settings. 

EXS-421: 

Clinical Instruction in Athletic Training V 

4 credits 

This 15-week-long course is designed to provide a clinical setting in which athletic training students clinically apply and demonstrate proficiency in the information learned in prior courses. This sequence allows students to apply what they have learned in class on real patients. Students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor who supervises students on a daily basis through constant visual and auditory interaction and provides feedback to students on their progression. The mode of delivery is student-to-student demonstration and a clinical exam testing students’ proficiency at a clinical site (high school, college, and/or professional) on true patients. Students are evaluated at a clinical site weekly to ensure proficiency in these skills. Prerequisite: EXS-353. 

EXS-426҂: 

Theory of Prescribing Exercise 

3 credits 

This course covers the specific and applied use of exercise in prevention of injury, improvement of performance, and recovery from disability and dysfunction. Included are specific exercise routines, kinesiological principles, history and scope of rehabilitating exercise, abnormal clinical kinesiology, examination procedures, and reconditioning of specific disorders. Prerequisites: BIO-160 or BIO-201, and EXS-340. Co-requisite: EXS-426L. 

EXS-426L҂: 

Theory of Prescribing Exercise – Lab 

1 credits 

This course reinforces and expands learning gained in the lecture course. Practical applications and experiments include exercise prescription and rehabilitation techniques. Prerequisites: BIO-160 or BIO-201, and EXS-340. Co-requisite: EXS-426. 

EXS-428҂: 

Biomechanics and Sports Nutrition 

4 credits 

This course is a study of biomechanics which incorporates muscle and joint anatomy with functional movement analysis. Additional topics include interactions between nutrition and exercise concepts to enhance performance, as well as a study of ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: EXS-335, EXS-335L, and BIO-319. 

 

EXS-430Δ҂: 

Health Promotion 

4 credits 

This writing intensive course is designed to provide the foundation of healthy behavior change in relation to influential factors. Content includes motivation for physical activity and healthy choices, as well as an introduction to the psychology of sports. 

EXS-431: 

Health Assessment 

4 credits 

This course will include assessment of needs, assets, and capacity for Health Education programs. This course provides an overview of accessing information, collecting data, examining factors related to enhancement or compromise of health, and determining needs based on findings. 

EXS-432҂: 

Health Planning & Implementation 

4 credits 

This course will focus on planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating health programs to meet the needs of an organization or population. An emphasis will be communication with all stakeholders throughout the process. Prerequisite: EXS-431. 

EXS-441҂: 

Epidemiological Research 

4 credits 

In this course, students learn to develop a research plan, collect, analyze, and interpret data, and apply findings. Conceptualization of the problem, development of the hypothesis, and literature review are emphasized. 

EXS-455҂: 

Advanced Principles of Sports Performance 

3 credits 

This course expands the principles and techniques of strength training including sport- and activity-specific program design and implementation. Knowledge gained in this course will contribute to student preparation for professional certification in the field. Prerequisites: EXS-340 and EXS-340L. Co-Requisite: EXS-455L. 

EXS-455L҂: 

Advanced Principles of Sports Performance Lab 

1 credits 

This course applies the principles and techniques of strength training including sport- and activity-specific program design and implementation. Prerequisites: EXS-340 and EXS-340L. Co-Requisite: EXS-455. 

EXS-458҂: 

Theory and Practice of Strength Conditioning 

4 credits 

This course is the study of the physiological responses to exercise, exercise technique, program design for anaerobic and aerobic exercise, exercise prescription principles, and organization and administration of strength and conditioning facilities. This course provides students information on the design and implementation of a successful strength and conditioning program. Emphasis is placed on assessment, description, and analysis of sport movement, and designing weight training programs to enhance performance variables. Workshops reinforce these goals, focusing on assessment of athletic performance, as well as the development of musculoskeletal flexibility, speed, agility, quickness, strength, and power. This course assists those students who desire to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) Exam. Prerequisites: EXS-340 and EXS-340L. 

 

EXS-481Ω: 

Sports Performance Capstone 

4 credits 

This capstone course acts as a culmination of the learning experiences during the exercise science program. A focus will be on career preparation including resume building, portfolio creation, and networking. Prerequisites: EXS-455 and EXS-455L. 

EXS-485: 

Research Methods in Exercise Science 

4 credits 

This course provides students with basic instruction in research methods needed to read and critique published research in physical activity, health, nutrition, and sports performance. The course will also provide you with the skills needed to design studies and develop a research proposal. Statistical terminology and calculations will be introduced in the context of evaluating research. Students will be required to use statistical software throughout the course. 

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