Course Catalog - Exercise Science & Wellness

Exercise Science & Wellness

Public Service Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)

 

Principles of Exercise Science & Wellness (9-10) #8431

The Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness course is designed to provide for the development of knowledge and skills in fields that assist patients with maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. Students in this course will understand diet and exercise, as well as techniques to help patients recover from injury, illness, and disease. They will also learn about introductory health science topics such as employability skills, lifespan development, and ethical and legal standards.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Kinesiology I (10-12) #8386

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of kinesiology. Students will gain an understanding of body mechanics, physiological functions of muscles and movements, the history of kinesiology, and the psychological impact of sports and athletic performance. Students will also explore careers within the kinesiology field and be able to explain the societal demand for kinesiology-related jobs. Students will develop a foundation in Kinesiology I that will prepare them for upper-level courses that will dive deeper into the anatomical and physiological functions of the body and provide opportunities for an industry-certified exam such as a certified personal trainer.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Anatomy and Physiology (11-12) #8380

Anatomy and Physiology H (11-12) #8379

Anatomy and Physiology D (11-12) #8376 (check campus for availability)

Students study the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. 

PR: Biology & 2nd Science

SEM: 2 Science CR: 1

 

Career Preparation I Extended (11-12) #8009

This course provides opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with business and industry employment experiences. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a changing workplace. Career preparation is relevant and rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success. Must be taken concurrently with Career Preparation II. Students spend one hour in class each day and a minimum of 15 hours on the job each week. Some of the areas of employment include: clothing and home furnishings, child care, food service, hotel and hospitality services.

PR: Successful completion of one or more advanced career and technical education courses that are part of a coherent sequence of courses in a career cluster related to the field in which the student will be employed.

SEM: 2 CR: 3

 

Career Preparation II Extended (12) #8010

This course provides opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with business and industry employment experiences. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a changing workplace. Career preparation is relevant and rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success. Must be taken concurrently with Career Preparation II. Students spend one hour in class each day and a minimum of 15 hours on the job each week. Some of the areas of employment include: clothing and home furnishings, child care, food service, hotel and hospitality services.

PR: Career Preparation I

SEM: 2 CR: 3