Students in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and
Sport Studies have opportunities to gain experience in the Smith Exercise
Science Laboratory through coursework as part of their major/minor in Exercise and Sports Science and Health Promotion/Fitness Option. Students
within and outside of HKSS majors are encouraged to consider persuing the
Fitness Minor. Classes that use the lab as part of their instruction
EXSS 122 - Lifetime Fitness:
Covers the basic concepts, components, and skills of lifetime personal fitness. Emphasis placed on behavior change through participation in all physical fitness components, utilization of fitness tools, and the application of essential concepts. Provides the knowledge and skills to plan, evaluate, and achieve a personal program of fitness. Course includes topics of nutrition, weight and stress management, and disease prevention related to a healthy lifestyle.
EXSS 350L - Laboratory in Exercise Physiology
An applied course that reinforces the basic principles and skill learned in exercise physiology lecture. Emphasis placed on the collection of real data and the generation of scientific lab reports.
EXSS 385 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription:
Investigation of laboratory and field tests used to assess physical fitness components and principles of exercise prescription. Test results are used to develop individualized exercise prescriptions to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body weight and body composition, flexibility and stress levels.
EXSS 398 - Practicum in Fitness:
A faculty-supervised practicum within the Community Fitness Testing Program in
the Smith Exercise Science Laboratory. Students apply the theoretical and conceptual
knowledge gained in the Fitness Minor by conducting physical fitness testing
and physical activity / exercise prescription for members of the Coastal Carolina
EXSS 400L - Laboratory in Biomechanics:
An applied course that reinforces the basic principles and skills learned in kinesiology lecture. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of real-world sport and fitness activities.