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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Exercise and Sport Sciences Courses

663-12000 Anatomy and Physiology I   NS LA

    Develops a comprehensive understanding of the close interrelationship between anatomy and physiology as seen in the human organism. Covers the cells and tissues: epithelial, connective, muscle, and nerve. 4 credits. (F,Y)

663-12100 Anatomy and Physiology II   NS LA

     Continuation of 663-12000. Covers the circulatory, endocrine, ventilatory, renal, digestive, and reproductive systems. Also reviews the muscular system from both a functional and structural perspective. Prerequisites: 663-12000. 4 credits. (S,Y)

663-13900 Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport   NLA

    Introduction to microcomputers and their application in the fields of exercise and sport science, with emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, web page design, and use of the Internet in a Microsoft Windows environment. Students get hands-on experience applying software in areas specifically related to their field of study. A student may receive credit for only one of the following courses: 312-11000, 660-13900, 661-13900, 662-13900, 663-13900. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-16200 Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science   NLA

     Presents a basic understanding of physical fitness as it relates to health and disease. Emphasis is placed on safe, effective techniques for developing all components of health-related fitness. Skills presented help students become savvy consumers of exercise information. Discussion of the many and varied career opportunities in exercise science. 2 credits. (F-S, Y)

663-17300 Fieldwork in Clinical Exercise Science I   NLA

     Practical experience in hospital, corporate, clinical, and/or community settings. The objective is to observe closely the daily operations and special functions implemented in these settings and the practice of using exercise for prevention of or rehabilitation from disease. Prerequisites: Application to and permission of clinical exercise science (CES) coordinator. 1 credit. (F-S, Sum, Y)

663-20000 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I   NLA

    Supervised practical experience in an athletic training setting at Ithaca College. A minimum of 120 clock-hours is required; students apply basic clinical skills taught in previous coursework. Clinical proficiencies emphasized include basic emergency care, protective taping and wrapping, injury evaluation, and basic therapy techniques. Prerequisites: 663-24700. Corequisites: 663-25100 and 663-25600. 1 credit. (S,Y)

663-22000 Kinesiology   NS LA

     Examines the anatomical structures and mechanical aspects of human movement. Emphasis is placed on the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal and articular systems. Pathologies of upper and lower extremities and trunk are examined for contributions to abnormal patterns of posture, movement, and locomotion. Basic neuromuscular and biomechanical principles are introduced. Laboratory exercises concentrate on the role of muscle and joint action during basic movements and the adaptations that can result from pathologic conditions. The focus is on individual joint function and the integrated function of several joints during complex activities such as normal human locomotion. Corequisites: 663-12100. 4 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-22100 Biomechanics of Human Movement   LA

     The study of biological and mechanical factors that affect humans as they move in exercise and sport. Kinematic and kinetic descriptions of selected motor skills receive careful consideration. Hands-on experiences through cinematographic analyses of human movements are provided. Prerequisites: 663-22000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-24600 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries   NLA

     Introduction to basic concepts in athletic training, with emphasis on anatomical bases and mechanisms of common athletic injuries. Basics of injury prevention, recognition, and initial care are covered. Laboratory time for practice of common taping and wrapping techniques is included so that students may develop these practical skills. Prerequisites: 663-12000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-24700 Advanced Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses   NLA

     Expands upon and adds to the material in 663-24600, with more detailed information regarding athletic trauma and illness. Emphasis is placed on injury evaluation, proper initial management, common pathologies, and management rationale. Prerequisites: 663-24600. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-25000 Athletic Training Techniques I   NLA

     Lecture-laboratory course to develop and refine taping and wrapping skills. Prerequisites: 663-24600; 663-24700; sophomore standing (663-24700 may be taken concurrently). 1 credit. (F,Y)

663-25100 Athletic Training Techniques II   NLA

    Lecture-laboratory course to develop and refine orthopedic evaluation skills specific to the assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries. Prerequisites: 663-24700; sophomore standing. Coregistration in 663-25600 is required. 1 credit. (S,Y)

663-25600 Athletic Injury Assessment   NLA

     Assessment procedures and factors related to the evaluation of athletic injuries. Emphasis is placed on anatomical bases and mechanisms of athletic injuries to the upper and lower extremities and to the head and axial regions. Time for practice is included so that students may develop essential practical skills. Prerequisites: 663-24600; 663-24700 (663-24700 may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (S,Y)

663-26200 Principles of Fitness Evaluation and Prescription   NLA

    Develops the rationale for and the skills to evaluate and prescribe health-related fitness programs for individuals in a variety of settings. The class includes lectures, demonstrations, and practical laboratories. This course is intended to help prepare the student to sit for a number of national certification examinations. Prerequisites: 663-12100. 4 credits. (F,Y)

663-26300 Exercise Techniques   NLA

     A lecture-laboratory course involving the implementation of exercise programs. Develops the knowledge and skills necessary to properly instruct clients how to perform exercise correctly. Prerequisites: 663-26200. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

663-27300 Community Service in Exercise and Sport Sciences   NLA

     Volunteer work in the community. This experience emphasizes donating time to promote community well-being, using skills developed in exercise and sport sciences programs. Examples include working at health fairs, checking blood pressure, measuring body composition, and determining blood lipid profiles. Pass/fail only. Prerequisites: 663-26200; permission of the instructor. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

663-29600 Sport and Exercise Psychology   SS LA 1

     Introduction to the psychological factors that influence individual and group sport and exercise participation. Psychological skills training (PST) techniques used to enhance sport and exercise performance are presented. Topics include exercise and rehabilitation adherence, management of eating disorders and substance abuse, burnout and overtraining, self-confidence, goal setting, anxiety and stress management, concentration and attention control, imagery and visualization, group cohesion, sport and exercise leadership, motivation, and communication. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-30000 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II   NLA

    Supervised practical experience in an athletic training setting at Ithaca College or an affiliated site. A minimum of 200 clock-hours is required. Clinical proficiencies emphasized include basic injury assessment, record keeping, and more advanced therapy techniques. Students must be athletic training/exercise science majors. Prerequisites: 663-20000. Corequisites: 663-34000 and 663-35000. 1 credit. (F,Y)

663-30100 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III   NLA

    Supervised practical experience in an athletic training setting at Ithaca College or an affiliated site. A minimum of 200 clock-hours is required. Clinical proficiencies emphasized include basic therapeutic exercise techniques and advanced modality use. Students must be athletic training/exercise science majors. Prerequisites: 663-30000. Corequisites: 663-34200 and 663-35100. 1 credit. (S,Y)

663-32000 Neuromuscular Control   NS LA

    Study of sensorimotor and musculoskeletal systems involved in producing coordinated and purposeful movements. Injury, training, practice, learning, and other cognitive-emotional processes are examined as they affect the neuromuscular control of finely coordinated skills and vigorous physical performance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relevant neuro-physiological mechanisms and determining how these mechanisms can be exploited to maximize performance, wellness, and rehabilitation ease. Exploration of theories of motor control, from the general motor program to the dynamic system theory. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: 663-22000, 670-31300, 670-40100, or 672-31000; junior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-32100 Exercise Physiology   LA

    Examines physiological changes during exercise, after exercise, and during a training period. Also considers efficiency, needs, and limitations of body systems, and their interrelationships. Lecture, demonstration, and laboratory. Prerequisites: 663-12100; junior standing. 4 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-34000 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training   NLA

    Contemporary therapeutic modalities used in managing athletic injuries. Modalities covered are classified as thermal agents, electrical agents, or mechanical agents. Emphasis is placed on their physiological effects, therapeutic indications and contraindications, and clinical application. Prerequisites: 663-25600. 3 credits. (F,Y)

663-34200 Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training   NLA

    Basic principles of therapeutic exercise to develop, maintain, and/or improve components of physical fitness. Emphasis is placed on these principles as well as on specific exercise programs for rehabilitation of major athletic injuries. Prerequisites: 663-34000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

663-34900 Fieldwork in Exercise and Sport Sciences   NLA

     Practical experience in corporate or clinical settings, amateur and professional sport agencies, and community organizations. Focus is on observation, guided learning, and supervised practical experiences. Prerequisites: Exercise and sport sciences major or minor; junior standing or above; permission of department chair. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-35000 Athletic Training Techniques III   NLA

    Lecture-laboratory course to develop and refine essential skills related to therapeutic modalities. Prerequisites: 663-25600; junior standing. Coregistration in 663-34000 is required. 1 credit. (F,Y)

663-35100 Athletic Training Techniques IV   NLA

    Lecture-laboratory course to develop and refine essential skills related to therapeutic exercise in sports medicine. Prerequisites: 663-25600; junior standing. Coregistration in 663-34200 is required. 1 credit. (S,Y)

663-36000 Medical Science I   NLA

    In-depth study of the etiology, process, treatment, and pharmacology of diseases of the human body according to body systems. Emphasis is placed on infectious diseases and the immune system and on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders. Note: 663-36100 may be taken before 663-36000. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

663-36100 Medical Science II   NLA

    In-depth study of the etiology, process, treatment, and pharmacology of diseases of the human body according to body systems. Emphasis is placed on endocrine disorders, reproduction and pregnancy-related disorders, and urological disorders. Note: 663-36100 may be taken before 663-36000. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

663-36200 Pathophysiology, Limited Capacity, and Exercise   NLA

    Study of the pathophysiology of disease or disabling states, the assessment of exercise potential, and the special considerations for prescription of exercise in these cases. Special emphasis is placed on discussion of phase I and phase II cardiac rehabilitation, diabetic patients, pulmonary disease, and working with older adults with limited functional capacity. Additional special populations are discussed as time permits. Material is geared to the learning objectives of the American College of Sports Medicine's exercise specialist certification. Prerequisites: 663-24600; 663-26200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

663-36400 Complementary and Alternative Therapies   LA

    Survey of complementary and nontraditional wellness and therapeutic modalities. Emphasis is placed on bodywork and mind-body interventions, including somatics, biofield therapeutics, and energy medicine. Alternative systems and philosophies of medical practice, the nature of practitioners, and dietary supplements are also covered. Scientific and nonscientific rationales for modalities are critically examined. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above; one course in human biology or physiology (303-10800, 303-11500, 303-11900, 303-12100, 303-20500, or 663-12000); one course in psychology (330-xxxxx). 3 credits. (F,Y)

663-37300 Fieldwork in Clinical Exercise Science II   NLA

    Practical experience in hospital, corporate, clinical, and/or community settings. The objective is to observe closely and have some supervised experiences in the daily operations and special functions involved in using exercise for prevention of or rehabilitation from disease. A clear focus for internship planning should be developed during this fieldwork. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Junior standing; 663-26200; application to and permission of the clinical exercise science (CES) coordinator. 1 credit. (F-S, Sum,Y)

663-37500 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences   LA 2b

     Examination of the investigative methods used in exercise and sport sciences research. Design of experiments and application of statistical techniques for several types of research are explored. Includes proposal preparation for an original research project. Prerequisites: 312-xxxxx or 663-13900; 313-15500, 313-24300, 313-24400, or 330-20700; 663-22100; junior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

663-39600 Seminar in Sport Psychology   LA 1

     In-depth examination of salient topics in contemporary sport psychology. Students review conceptual and research literature, and discuss and write reports on topics of interest, such as motivation, personality, violence and aggression, team cohesion, and health psychology. Prerequisites: 663-29600. 3 credits. (F,Y)

663-39900-663-39999 Selected Topics in Exercise and Sport Sciences   LA/NLA

     Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this course number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

663-40000 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV   NLA

    Supervised practical experience in an athletic training setting at Ithaca College or an affiliated site. A minimum of 200 clock-hours is required. Clinical skills emphasized include advanced therapeutic exercise techniques, therapeutic exercise protocols for major joints, and pre-event management. Prerequisites: 663-30100; athletic training/exercise science major. 1 credit. (F,Y)

663-40100 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V   NLA

     Supervised practical experience in an athletic training setting at Ithaca College or an affiliated site. A minimum of 200 clock-hours is required, and clinical proficiencies emphasized include presentation of season-ending injury reports as well as case histories. Students must be athletic training/exercise science majors. Prerequisites: 663-40000. 1 credit. (S,Y)

663-42100 Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology   LA

    An extension of 663-32100 Exercise Physiology that goes into greater depth on the physiological mechanisms that regulate the body's responses and adaptations to exercise. Special physiological considerations of gender, development and aging, obesity, pregnancy, and environmental stress (e.g., altitude, pollution, extreme temperature) are emphasized. Popular pharmaceutical and dietary manipulations used to enhance exercise performance are discussed. Experimental research in exercise physiology is introduced, and limited laboratory experiences are scheduled during class time. Prerequisites: 663-32100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-43000 Seminar in Athletic Training   NLA

    Seminar for senior students majoring in athletic training, intended to expand and reinforce learning that has taken place in previous core courses. Major topics include contemporary issues, athletic training administration, budget management, facility design, protective equipment, injury evaluation, modality operation, and treatment and rehabilitation programs. Prerequisites: 663-25600; senior standing in athletic training/exercise science. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-43100 Medical Aspects of Athletics   NLA

     A course to familiarize athletic training/exercise science majors with medical illnesses and nonorthopedic problems that affect athletes. Prerequisites: Senior standing in athletic training/exercise science. 1 credit. (S,Y)

663-43200 Orthopedic Perspectives on the Shoulder and the Knee   NLA

    The orthopedic examination of the shoulder and knee, including the orthopedic decision-making process for shoulder and knee disorders. Various procedures and the rationale for rehabilitation protocols are addressed. Provides hands-on experience in laboratory sessions. Pass/fail only. Prerequisites: Senior standing in athletic training/exercise science. 1 credit. (S,Y)

663-45000-663-45099 Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences   LA

    Individual study program for the investigation of special issues or topics in the field of exercise or sport science that have such breadth of cultural or psychological material, such rigor and depth of theoretic structure, or such play of broad intellectual and aesthetic themes as to be classified as liberal arts. Arranged individually between student and faculty sponsor according to guidelines available from the department. Prerequisites: Major or minor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences; permission of department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-45100-663-45199 Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences   NLA

     Independent study program for the investigation of special issues or topics in the field of exercise or sport science that are so professional, practical, or applied in nature that they cannot be classified as liberal arts. Arranged individually between student and faculty sponsor according to guidelines available from the department. Prerequisites: Major or minor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences; permission of department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-46000 Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences   NLA

     Supervised work experience in corporate or clinical exercise settings, amateur and professional sport agencies, and community sport organizations. Student assumes a leadership role in various job-related activities and performs administrative tasks in support of such activities under an experienced agency supervisor and faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: 663-34900; permission of department chair. 6-12 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-46100 Ergonomics, Exercise, and Recovery of Function   NLA

    Study of the psychological, biomechanical, anthropometric, and environmental factors that influence functional performance at work and in the activities of daily living. Assessment techniques for functional strength and flexibility, gait, posture, body size and composition, and other functional characteristics as they relate to occupational and daily living demands are included. The roles of exercise and movement skill training in preventing occupational injury and restoring performance are examined, as are methods for pre-employment physical capacity screening, work hardening, and job redesign. Prerequisites: 663-22100; 663-26200; 663-32100 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (S,Y)

663-46200 Fitness Program Leadership and Administration   NLA

    Outlines the administrative processes of managing and operating health/fitness programs. Students study the operation of an actual wellness clinic and log clinical hours in the Ithaca College wellness clinic while developing their exercise leadership skills. Prerequisites: 663-26200; 663-26300; senior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-46300 Application of Strength and Conditioning Principles   NLA

     An examination of the building blocks necessary to design, implement, and test a sport-specific training program. Determination of training needs through individualized, sport-specific needs analyses and performance goal setting is emphasized. Short- and long-term benefits of training programs and the application of training cycles are discussed. The course is directed toward the application and skill acquisition of various exercises and training activities. Instruction in the proper techniques and execution of training activities is emphasized. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: 663-26300; 663-32100 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (F,Y)

663-46400 Cardiopulmonary Assessment for Exercise   NLA

    Addresses techniques for assessment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Emphasis is placed on developing skill in electrocardiography, graded exercise testing, and the assessment of maximal functional capacity. Utilizes diagnostic assessments in the development of appropriate exercise prescriptions. Material is geared to meet learning objectives of outside certifying agencies. Prerequisites: 663-26200; 663-32100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-46800 Fieldwork in Athletic Training   NLA

     Provides an opportunity for seniors to engage in a meaningful off-campus experience in a field setting related to athletic training, sports medicine, or health care. Attempts will be made to consider special interests. Prerequisites: 663-24700; 663-25600; 663-33700; permission of the National Athletic Trainers' Association program director. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-47300 Internship: Preventative Clinical Exercise Science   NLA

    A practical learning experience in a setting using exercise for disease prevention or athletic performance enhancement. Sites for these internships include corporate fitness centers, wellness clinics, and community-based health clubs, where a primarily healthy clientele is seen. Students are involved with the daily operation of the agency. Prerequisites: 663-46300; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 with a minimum of 2.75 in specific major requirements; permission of the clinical exercise science coordinator. 6-12 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-47400 Internship: Rehabilitative Clinical Exercise Science   NLA

    A practical learning experience in a setting using exercise for rehabilitative purposes. Sites such as hospitals and clinics, where a primarily limited-capacity clientele with existing disease is seen, are typical. Students become involved with the day-to-day operation of the agency. Prerequisites: 663-46400; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with a minimum of 3.00 in specific major requirements; permission of the clinical exercise science coordinator. 6-12 credits. (F-S,Y)

663-47500 Research Team: Exercise and Sport Sciences   U LA

     Capstone research experience involving data collection, synthesis, analyses, and interpretation. Planned in consultation with faculty and submitted for approval by a sponsoring faculty member and the department chair. Implemented under the supervision of the faculty sponsor. Available only to students meeting the department's academic standards for independent study. Prerequisites: 663-37500; permission of instructor. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

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