PE-825: Introduction to Exercise Science

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PE-825 Introduction to Exercise Science

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 hours

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

A comprehensive review of the field of exercise science including: scope of practice, career opportunities, critical issues, foundations of exercise physiology and biomechanics, and behavioral and social dimensions of exercise. In-class lectures will be augmented with performance lab work, multi-media presentations, guest professionals, and opportunities to observe practices in the field.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (concentration: exercise science, personal training)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to explain the role of exercise science in society and the basis for developing an exercise science related career

  2. Students will be able to describe the potential career opportunities in exercise science

  3. Students will be able to develop a basic understanding of how exercise affects the body

  4. Students will be able to describe the potential health benefits of physical activity

  5. Students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of movement biomechanics

  6. Students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of sports psychology

  7. Students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of sports sociology

  8. Students will be able to conduct a review of critical issues in exercise science

  9. Students will be able to demonstrate performance and measurement of physical fitness components

  10. Students will be able to reflect on field observations of an exercise science related organization

  11. Students will be able to actively participate in all discussions, field experiences, and lab practicum

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation and Performance

  2. Written and practical tests

  3. Writing assignments

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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