Department of Physical Therapy Chairperson: Allison Hyngstrom P.T., Ph.D.

Program in Exercise Science Director: Paula E. Papanek, Ph.D.

Program in Exercise Physiology website

The Program in Exercise Science, which is located in the Department of Physical Therapy offers an undergraduate major in exercise physiology (EXPH).

The exercise physiology major provides an academic program of liberal arts and basic sciences for students interested in exercise physiology, fitness and health/wellness. The sequenced curriculum seeks to develop a graduate with the skills and academic background to pursue a career in the rapidly growing health and fitness industry. In addition, students are well prepared to pursue graduate work or professional education in a variety of areas including physical therapy, sports medicine, occupational therapy, medical school, etc. Incoming freshman admitted to the Direct Admit Master of Athletic Training or Doctor of Physical Therapy program, as well as students accepted to these programs in their junior year, follow a course sequence that allows them to begin their respective program in their senior year.

Degree Offered

Marquette University confers the degree bachelor of science with a major in exercise physiology on those students who have satisfactorily completed the required curriculum.

Accreditation/Recognition

For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) officially recognizes Marquette University's Education Program in Strength and Conditioning through January 2020.

The exercise physiology program in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in Wisconsin is the fourth academic institution in the United States to be recognized as an accredited academic program of study for exercise physiology by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). A ten-year accreditation was awarded from ASEP through September 2022.

Academic Requirements

Candidates for a degree must earn at least the minimum number of credits listed in their degree requirements and a minimum GPA of 2.600. All students must meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.400 after freshman year, and a 2.600 after sophomore year and beyond. Students should understand that a GPA of 3.000 or higher is required for admission consideration by most graduate/professional programs. Students must earn a C or better in all major courses. Major courses completed with a C- or below count toward the total credit hour degree requirements, but do not fulfill major requirements and must be repeated prior to advancing in course sequence.

Since the institution of the punitive F in May 1991, the university implemented the use of the substitute repeat option whereby the new repeated course grade is used in the computation of the GPA and  students receive degree credit only once. The Program in Exercise Science endorses the use of the substitute repeat option as a means to improve a student's GPA, but limits its use to a maximum of five instances.

In addition to the above, the program expects its students to adhere to standards of conduct and professionalism. Professional behavior is vital to the success of every health care provider. Violations and/or major deficiencies may prevent students from receiving clinical assignments, be grounds for dismissal from the major or result in other penalties.

Examinations

Final examinations are held in all subjects. Students' grades of scholarship in each subject are determined by the combined results of their class work, course assignments and examinations as defined in the course syllabus. Students who miss a final examination in an EXPH or other course risk the loss of credit and the possibility of not being able to enroll in subsequent EXPH courses.

Certification in Basic Life Support

Certification in basic life support that includes child, infant, and both one- and two-person adult CPR along with AED (automatic external defibrillation) training is required of all students. Certification may be obtained following successful completion of EXPH 1010 Emergency Care, CPR and AED. Continued certification must be maintained by and is the responsibility of all students. Students without current CPR with AED certification cannot participate in their clinical experience which may result in the failure of that experience and may delay graduation.

Health Insurance/Health Certification

All students prior to clinical/practical experiences must present evidence of health insurance before clinical/internship assignment can be made. A chest X-ray, vaccinations and TB screening may be required prior to clinical assignment as dictated by the specific site. Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended.

Exercise Physiology and Doctor of Physical Therapy

For incoming freshmen admitted to the Direct Admission Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the EXPH/DPT allows students to begin the three-year D.P.T. program in the senior year of undergraduate studies for a total of six years of study, instead of the usual seven years. Students that are either direct admit students or intend on applying to the D.P.T. program must meet with a physical therapy adviser as soon as possible to discuss programmatic differences that are required to meet the standards.

Students must be aware that several courses in the D.P.T. curriculum are required to complete the EXPH major, resulting in a delay in conferring the degree. Students can participate in the May commencement ceremonies following completion of the DPT4 year, however, diplomas are not granted until December, after successful completion of the DPT5 fall term.

Exercise Physiology and Master of Athletic Training

For incoming freshmen admitted to the Direct Admission Master of Athletic Training program, the EXPH/MATR allows students to begin the two-year M.A.T.R. program in the summer after the junior year of undergraduate studies for a total of five years of study, instead of the usual six years. Students that are either direct admit students or intend on applying to the M.A.T.R. program must meet with a athletic training adviser as soon as possible to discuss programmatic differences that are required to meet the standards.

Students must be aware that several courses in the M.A.T.R. curriculum are required to complete the EXPH major, resulting in a delay in conferring the degree. Students can participate in the May Commencement ceremonies following completion of the senior year, however, diplomas are not granted until August, after successful completion of the senior year summer term.

CTRH Accelerated Degree Program (ADP)

The Program in Exercise Science offers early admission into its M.S. Program in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science (CTRH). Marquette undergraduate students majoring in Exercise Physiology can apply for admission to this program in the second term of their junior year. Students accepted into this program are eligible to enroll in up to 17 credits of Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Sciences course work that carry graduate credit during their senior year. Credits obtained for these courses can be used to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Once students inform the Graduate School of their completion of undergraduate degree requirements, their admission as a regular degree status (RDS) student in the graduate program is activated.

MBA Accelerated Degree Program (ADP)

Marquette undergraduate students majoring in Exercise Physiology can apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration program in the second term of their junior year. Prerequisites for the MBA program include the requirements for the minor in Business Administration, along with MATH 1400 or 1450 (AP credits accepted). Students accepted into this program are eligible to enroll in up to 12 credits of MBA coursework during their senior year. Credits obtained for these courses can be used to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Due to the number of prerequisite courses required for admission to the MBA program, the MBA accelerated degree option requires careful planning as early as freshman year. Interested students should contact their undergraduate adviser and review the information on the Graduate School of Management website. Once students inform the Graduate School of their completion of undergraduate degree requirements, their admission as a regular degree status (RDS) student in the Graduate School of Management is activated.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours are required for the degree including the following requirements areas:

Area Credit Hours
Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) 30
Required Foundational Courses 20
Major (includes three credits of advanced EXPH electives) 67
General Electives 11 (must achieve 128 total credits)

Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) - 30 Credits

Refer to the Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) in the University section of this bulletin for courses that will meet requirements.  The university allows for a maximum two Discovery Tier courses to apply towards a primary major.  

Required Foundational courses for Exercise Physiology

All students are required to complete:

Biology Cognates6
General Biology 1
General Biology 2
Chemistry Cognates8
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Statistics Cognate3
Modern Elementary Statistics
Statistical Methods
Biostatistical Methods and Models
Psychological Measurements and Statistics
Social Statistics
Psychology Cognate3
General Psychology
Direct Admit Physical Therapy students must also complete PHYS 1001, PHYS 1002, PHTH 1001 and a second course in Psychology (PSYC 3101, 3120 or 3401)
Total Credit Hours20

Exercise Physiology Major

The following major course requirements and EXPH major electives must be completed with a C grade or better (see the Academic Performance section). Major course requirements completed with a C- or less must be repeated prior to advancing in the course sequence for the sophomore and junior years.

Major Course Requirements

EXPH 1001Introduction to Exercise Science2
EXPH 1010Emergency Care, CPR and AED2
BISC 2015Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences 13
BISC 2016Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences 23
EXPH 2106Cognitive and Motor Learning3
EXPH 2110Kinesiology/Biomechanics4
EXPH 2115Exercise Physiology and Bioenergetics5
EXPH 2190Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
EXPH 3100Exercise Leadership3
EXPH 3170Administration in Exercise Science (PHTH 7513 for students admitted to DPT program. ATTR 7270 for students admitted to the MATR program. )3
EXPH 3180Exercise Testing, Prescription and EKG4
EXPH 3986Exercise Physiology Practicum 12
EXPH 4187Exercise Physiology for Special Populations (PHTH 7515 and 7516 for students admitted to DPT program)3
EXPH 4189Nutrition and Exercise Performance (EXPH 7189 for students admitted to the MATR program.)4
EXPH 4192Advanced Exercise Physiology (PHTH 7518 for students admitted to DPT program)3
EXPH 4195Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory (PHTH 7518 for students admitted to the DPT program.)1
EXPH 4986Exercise Physiology Practicum 2 (PHTH 7503/7504/7986 for students admitted to DPT program. ATTR 7110/7964/7966/7968/7970/7972 for students admitted to the MATR program.)16
Additional EXPH advanced electives from the list below.3
Total Credit Hours67

EXPH Major Elective Courses (3 credits required): Additional courses selected from the following list:

EXPH 2931Topics in Exercise Physiology1-4
EXPH 3010Cardio Dance1
EXPH 3020Core Stabilization1
EXPH 3030Introduction to Research in Biomechanics2
EXPH 3040Yoga1
EXPH 3050Latin Dance Aerobics1
EXPH 3060Kickboxing F.I.T.1
EXPH 3070Latin Dance Aerobics + Toning1
EXPH 3080Tai Chi1
EXPH 3090Environmental Physiology 2
PHTH 1001Introduction to Physical Therapy and Medical Terminology (for Direct-Admit PT students)1
ATTR 7261Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity (for students admitted to the MATR program)2

Curriculum Plans For Exercise Physiology Majors

In addition to the curriculum plans outlined below, curricula plans have also been developed for those students interested in using Exercise Physiology as a pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary or pre-graduate school degree. Students should meet with their academic adviser to discuss programmatic differences based upon their unique circumstances.

For all EXPH majors, regardless of curriculum plan, all EXPH major courses (BISC 2015/2016 and all EXPH courses listed in the curriculum) completed with a C- or less must be repeated prior to advancing in the course sequence for the sophomore, junior and senior years.

Typical Program for Exercise Physiology Major

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EXPH 10012BISC 20153
EXPH 10102BISC 20163
BIOL 10013CHEM 10024
CHEM 10014ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3
ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3
 14 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EXPH 21155EXPH 21104
PSYC 10013EXPH 21903
Statistics cognate3BIOL 10023
CORE 1929 (MCC)3DSCV (MCC)1, 23
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3DSCV (MCC)1, 23
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EXPH 31003EXPH 21063
EXPH 39862EXPH 31804
EXPH 41894EXPH elective3
Medical ethics1DSCV (MCC)1, 23
DSCV (MCC)1, 23General elective3
General electives4 
 17 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EXPH 31703EXPH 4986 EXPH Practicum 216
EXPH 41873 
EXPH 41923 
EXPH 41951 
CORE 4929 (MCC)3 
General elective3 
 16 16
Total credit hours: 128

Typical Program for Exercise Physiology Major - Direct Admit DPT

A curriculum has been developed to accommodate the prerequisites for entrance into the DPT while meeting the required course work for the exercise physiology major. Students that are either direct admit DPT students or intend on applying to the DPT program must meet with an adviser as soon as possible to discuss programmatic differences that are required to meet entrance standards.

This curriculum includes courses in the fourth and fifth year of the DPT program that substitute for required EXPH major courses (listed in parenthesis). Students participate in the May Commencement ceremony with their class, however, diplomas and official transcripts are not granted until satisfactory completion of the fall semester in the DPT5 year. All courses completed prior to awarding of B.S. degree are counted towards undergraduate GPA and determination of academic honors.

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EXPH 10012BISC 20153 
EXPH 10102BISC 20163 
BIOL 10013CHEM 10024 
CHEM 10014ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3 
ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3 
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3PHTH 10011 
 17 17
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EXPH 21155EXPH 21104 
PSYC 10013EXPH 21903 
Statistics cognate3BIOL 10023 
CORE 1929 (MCC)3PSYC 3101, 3120, or 3401 (PSYC for DPT)3 
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23 
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EXPH 31003EXPH 21063 
EXPH 39862EXPH 31804 
EXPH 41894EXPH elective2 
PHIL 43361PHYS 10024 
PHYS 10014CORE 4929 (MCC)3 
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23 
 17 19
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
BIOL 370144PHTH 71203DPT Curriculum13
BISC 71305PHTH 7504 (for EXPH 4986)2 
PHTH 7503 (for EXPH 4986)3PHTH 7515 (for EXPH 4187)4 
PHTH 75123PHTH 7516 (for EXPH 4187)2 
PHTH 7513 (for EXPH 3170)3PHTH 75253 
 PHTH 75282 
 18 16 13
DPT 5
First TermHours  
PHTH 7518 (for EXPH 4192/4195)3  
PHTH 7986 (for EXPH 4986)4  
DPT Curriculum (electives for B.S. degree)10  
 17
Total credit hours: 167

TYPICAL PROGRAM FOR EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY MAJOR - DIRECT ADMIT MATR

A curriculum has been developed to accommodate the prerequisites for entrance into the MATR while meeting the required course work for the exercise physiology major. Students that are either direct admit MATR students or intend on applying to the MAT program must meet with an adviser as soon as possible to discuss programmatic differences that are required to meet entrance standards.

This curriculum includes courses in the fourth year and summer of the MATR program that substitute for required EXPH major courses (listed in parenthesis). Students participate in the May Commencement ceremony with their class, however, diplomas and official transcripts are not granted until satisfactory completion of the summer term following senior year. All courses completed prior to awarding of B.S. degree are counted towards undergraduate GPA and determination of academic honors. The B.S. degree must be completed and awarded prior to the final year of study (fall/spring) of the M.A.T.R. degree. 

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EXPH 10012BISC 20153 
EXPH 10102BISC 20163 
BIOL 10013CHEM 10024 
CHEM 10014ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3 
ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3 
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3  
 17 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EXPH 21155EXPH 21104 
PSYC 10013EXPH 21903 
Statistics cognate3BIOL 10023 
CORE 1929 (MCC)3DSCV (MCC)1, 23 
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23 
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EXPH 31003EXPH 21063ATTR 7110 (for EXPH 4986)3
EXPH 39862EXPH 31804ATTR 71153
EXPH 7189 (for EXPH 4189)4EXPH elective1ATTR 71354
PHIL 43361BISC 2020 or PHTH 10011ATTR 7964 (for EXPH 4986)2
PHYS 10014CORE 4929 (MCC)3 
 DSCV (MCC)1, 23 
 14 15 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EXPH 41873ATTR 71221PHTH 75393
ATTR 72303ATTR 72322ATTR 7970 (for EXPH 4986)2
ATTR 72312ATTR 7261 (for EXPH elective)2ATTR 7972 (for EXPH 4986)3
ATTR 72603ATTR 7270 (for EXPH 3170)3 
ATTR 7966 (for EXPH 4986)3ATTR 74703 
EXPH 41923ATTR 74803 
EXPH 41951ATTR 7968 (for EXPH 4986)3 
 18 17 8
Total credit hours: 150

Typical Program for Exercise Physiology Majors - CTRH Accelerated Degree Program (M.S. Thesis and Non-thesis Options)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BIOL 10013BISC 20153
CHEM 10014BISC 20163
EXPH 10012CHEM 10024
EXPH 10102ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3
ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3 
 17 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EXPH 21155BIOL 10023
PSYC 10013EXPH 21104
Statistics cognate3EXPH 21903
CORE 1929 (MCC)3DSCV (MCC)1, 23
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EXPH 31003EXPH 21063
EXPH 39862EXPH 31804
EXPH 41894EXPH elective3
PHYS 10014Medical Ethics1
DSCV (MCC)1, 23CORE 4929 (MCC)3
Elective2Elective3
 18 17
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EXPH 31703EXPH 49868
EXPH 41873PHIL 43361
EXPH 519233BISC 514534
EXPH 519531CTRH Curriculum TBD (credits toward graduate degree only)33
BISC 513534 
CTRH Curriculum TBD (credits toward graduate degree only)32 
 16 16
Total credit hours: 133

Curricular Requirements

Students must complete the following requirements (equivalent of 6 credit hours):

  • 1 credit hour of EXPH 4956H Honors Introduction to Research in Exercise Physiology
  • 2 credit hours of EXPH 4960H Honors Research Seminar in Exercise Physiology
  • One of the following research options:

Option A (preferred): 1 credit of EXPH 4957H Honors Advanced Research in Exercise Physiology and participation in the department’s Summer Research Program (verified by registration and satisfactory completion of EXPH 9002H Honors Student Study/Research Placeholder in Exercise Physiology, a 0-credit placeholder course).

Option B (with approval of the program director): 3 credits of EXPH 4957H Honors Advanced Research in Exercise Physiology

Academic Standards

Students must achieve a 3.200 cumulative and EXPH GPA in order to earn Exercise Physiology Disciplinary Honors. If students drop below a term 3.200 term GPA in any given term during the sophomore year, or any subsequent year, they receive a letter of warning from the University Honors Program director. If students drop below a 3.200 cumulative GPA, they are placed on Honors Program academic probation; if they do not achieve a 3.200 cumulative by the end of the following term, they are removed from the program. Students must earn a grade of C (in graded courses) or Satisfactory (in S/U courses) for courses to fulfill requirements of the program. Courses in the disciplinary honors program cannot be taken for audit or credit/no credit.

Eligibility

  • The program is available to students with a declared major of Exercise Physiology
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 or higher
  • The ability to complete the requirements for the Exercise Physiology Disciplinary Honors Program in a two-year period, either sophomore/junior year or junior/senior year. Students in the direct-admit physical therapy or athletic training programs at Marquette should plan for the sophomore/junior year option.

Application

  • Applications are due in the spring term, either sophomore or junior year.
  • Applications are made available through the Program in Exercise Science, Cramer Hall 215
  • Questions can be directed to the program director, Dr. Kristof Kipp at kristof.kipp@marquette.edu.

Courses

EXPH 1001. Introduction to Exercise Science. 2 cr. hrs.

Exposure to the fields of exercise science. Current topics of interest including certification requirements and professional development. Prereq: ATTR major; or EXPH major; or cons. of instr.

EXPH 1010. Emergency Care, CPR and AED. 2 cr. hrs.

Lecture/lab. An overview of principles and techniques of first aid, emergency care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Competency in skills leads to American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR and first aid certification. Prereq: EXPH major; or ATTR major; or cons. of instr.

EXPH 1050. Surface Anatomy and Palpation. 1 cr. hr.

Laboratory course designed to define and analyze the forces influencing movements, describe body planes and axes, and identify anatomical structures (muscles and joints) through palpation. Prereq: EXPH Major; or ATTR Major; or cons. of instr.; anatomy and physiology or concurrent with anatomy and physiology.

EXPH 2106. Cognitive and Motor Learning. 3 cr. hrs.

Lecture/lab. A study of the principles of human motor learning development from infancy through adulthood. Instructional emphasis is given to those factors which have implications for exercise and training. Prereq: EXPH major; ATTR major; or cons. of instr.

EXPH 2110. Kinesiology/Biomechanics. 4 cr. hrs.

Lecture/lab. Study of human motion emphasizing skeletal structure. Mechanical principles which influence human exercise are examined. Identification of the origin, insertion and function of major muscles is included along with surface anatomy. Prereq: EXPH 2115, BISC 2015 and BISC 2016 must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to enrolling in this course.

EXPH 2115. Exercise Physiology and Bioenergetics. 5 cr. hrs.

Lecture/lab. Protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in relation to energy production including anaerobic and oxidative pathways with an emphasis on exercise and health. A study of the effects of exercise on the major systems of the human body, including the cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular systems. Prereq: BISC 2015, BISC 2016, CHEM 1001; and CHEM 1002 which may be taken concurrently, ATTR major; EXPH major; or cons. of dept. ch.

EXPH 2190. Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning. 3 cr. hrs.

Lecture/lab. This course reviews the research and applications of disciplines such as physiology and biomechanics. Specific topics include program design, exercise techniques, strength, power, speed and flexibility development, physical testing, and training adaptations. Prereq: EXPH 2115.

EXPH 2931. Topics in Exercise Physiology. 1-4 cr. hrs.

Selected topics, not a part of the regular course work taught because of a special need, interest, or opportunity. Prereq: Jr. stndg. and EXPH major; or Jr. stndg. and ATTR major; or cons. of instr.

EXPH 2931H. Honors Topics in Exercise Physiology. 1-4 cr. hrs.

Selected topics, not part of the regular course work taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.

EXPH 2951. MU Led/Study Abroad. 3 cr. hrs.

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Study Abroad expenses apply. Prereq: Cons. of the Office of International Education.

EXPH 3010. Cardio Dance. 1 cr. hr.

Provides students with a new method for teaching cardiovascular fitness in a clinical/exercise setting. Utilizing the principles and techniques learned throughout the semestser, students will be required to develop a instruct a cardio dance fitness session. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3020. Core Stabilization. 1 cr. hr.

Core Stabilization will introduce the students to the anatomy and function of the human body core musculature. Students will learn an evidence based approach to develop an integrated exercise plan to strengthen and stabilize the core. Students will be able to integrate this knowledge into an appropriate treatment plan for a variety of special populations. Exercise modalities such as the physioball, foam roll, body blade, theraband, and Pilates will be learned. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3030. Introduction to Research in Biomechanics. 2 cr. hrs.

Exposes students to a wide variety of biomechanical research methods that are used to study human movement. Students will be exposed to these methods through inquiry-based learning projects. In addition, general experiences related to the collection, analysis, and presentation of scientific data will be emphasized. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3040. Yoga. 1 cr. hr.

Provides students with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the practice and benefits of yoga. Philosophy and history as well as traditional and modern aspects of yoga will be covered. Various class styles will be presented and explored. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3050. Latin Dance Aerobics. 1 cr. hr.

Introduces students to basic and advanced Latin dance steps choreographed to appropriate music. Students learn proper class format and structure to lead a safe and fun Latin Dance Aerobics class, including non-verbal cues, and appropriate modifications. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3060. Kickboxing F.I.T.. 1 cr. hr.

Students will learn proper class format, safety, technique and structure to develop and lead safe and effective kickboxing training routines. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3070. Latin Dance Aerobics + Toning. 1 cr. hr.

Introduces students to basic and advanced Latin dance steps choreographed to appropriate music. Students learn proper class format and structure to lead a safe and fun Latin Dance Toning class, including proper cues, exercises, and appropriate modifications. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3080. Tai Chi. 1 cr. hr.

Students learn the “Fifteen Important Transitions” (F.I.T.) of Tai Chi F.I.T. and adjunct exercises (qigong) for their utilization in a variety of clinical settings. Throughout this course, participants learn the principles and practice the postures of Tai Chi F.I.T., along with qigong exercises, to develop and lead safe and effective Tai Chi F.I.T. programs to improve an individual’s physical strength, posture and alignment, balance, motor recruitment strategies, and proprioception. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3090. Environmental Physiology. 2 cr. hrs.

Systems based physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic environmental stress. Considerations will be given to rest and exercise conditions. Depending on class interest, topics could include: Spaceflight and microgravity, hyperbaric environments, hypoxia, high altitude, heat, cold, as well as exercise under extreme conditions such as expeditionary climbing. Application to chronic disease will be emphasized throughout the course. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 3100. Exercise Leadership. 3 cr. hrs.

Lecture/lab. A study of the necessary leadership qualities and skills expected for leading exercise activities. Will develop expertise in the instruction of a wide variety of fitness related programs. Prereq: EXPH 2110 and EXPH 2115; and a course in anatomy and physiology.

EXPH 3170. Administration in Exercise Science. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of the strategies and considerations involved in the successful management of a fitness facility. Areas include program planning, budgeting, facility design and organization. Prereq: EXPH major; ATTR major; or cons. of instr.

EXPH 3180. Exercise Testing, Prescription and EKG. 4 cr. hrs.

Lecture/lab. Practical experience in fitness testing/assessment, program design and instruction in a wide variety of fitness related programs. Emphasis on test protocols for evaluating health related components of physical fitness. Prereq: EXPH 2115.

EXPH 3986. Exercise Physiology Practicum 1. 2 cr. hrs.

Work experience in approved fitness-related agencies. Experience may include fitness testing, evaluation, exercise prescription, instruction, leadership or management in different settings. May be dependent on space. Current CPR and First Aid certifications. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Jr. stndg., EXPH major, EXPH 3100, which may be taken concurrently, EXPH 1010, EXPH 2110, EXPH 2115 and EXPH 2190, which may be taken concurrently.

EXPH 4010. Obesity - A Comprehensive Approach. 2 cr. hrs.

Explores obesity as a disease process using a multi-focal approach. Students will examine mental, physical, and social facets of obesity as well as approaches to treat and prevent it. For EXSC/ATTR students, application of classroom material will occur via service learning at a variety of sites in MPS and other facilities throughout Milwaukee, WI. Prereq: ATTR or EXPH major.

EXPH 4187. Exercise Physiology for Special Populations. 3 cr. hrs.

Lecture. A study of program modifications and techniques for various populations; which may include for example exercise prescription throughout the life span. Prereq: EXPH 2115 and EXPH 3180, or cons. of dept. ch.

EXPH 4189. Nutrition and Exercise Performance. 4 cr. hrs.

A study of basic and applied nutrition principles and concepts. Emphasis on the function of macronutrients and micronutrients in physiology with emphasis on energy metabolism. Besides dietary assessment, broader topics regarding food systems and current issues are addressed. The role of nutrition in health and exercise training and performance, including ergogenic aids, are covered. Prereq: EXPH 2115.

EXPH 4190. Advanced Strength & Conditioning. 3 cr. hrs.

Covers advanced strength and conditioning topics including: plyometrics, speed and agility development, testing, program design, linear and non-linear periodication and potentiation phenomenon. Prereq: EXPH 2115, EXPH 2190 and cons. of instr.

EXPH 4192. Advanced Exercise Physiology. 3 cr. hrs.

Advanced course in the study of the body's response to physical activity. Focus is on critical evaluation of the scientific literature with discussion of the standard techniques utilized in exercise physiology research. Prereq: Sr. stndg., EXPH major or ATTR major, EXPH 2115, EXPH 3180, and anatomy and physiology; or cons. of instr.

EXPH 4195. Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory. 1 cr. hr.

Presents advanced techniques used in exercise physiology to study the human body’s response and adaptations to exercise. Focuses on laboratory techniques and skills that are standard, but cutting edge in exercise physiology research and form the basis of knowledge in exercise physiology. Laboratory techniques include those used to study and quantify neuromuscular function, metabolic responses and cardiovascular adjustments to acute and chronic exercise. Students gain practical experience in the scientific process and come to understand and perform these techniques. Prereq: Sr. stndng, EXPH Major, EXPH 2115, and anatomy and physiology (BISC 2015 and BISC 2016); or cons. of instr.

EXPH 4956H. Honors Introduction to Research in Exercise Physiology. 1 cr. hr.

Introduction to research and application of research under the direction of a faculty adviser. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.

EXPH 4957H. Honors Advanced Research in Exercise Physiology. 1 cr. hr.

Under the direction of a faculty adviser, students participate in various aspects of the research process which may include literature review, design/proposal, data collection, analysis/interpretation and dissemination of results. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: Admission to EXPH Disciplinary Honors Program.

EXPH 4960H. Honors Research Seminar in Exercise Physiology. 1 cr. hr.

Scholarly presentations by visiting faculty and clinicians, resident faculty and graduate students on current topics related to exercise physiology. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: Admission to EXPH Disciplinary Honors Program.

EXPH 4986. Exercise Physiology Practicum 2. 7-16 cr. hrs.

Work experience in approved fitness-related agencies. Experience may include fitness testing, evaluation, exercise prescription, instruction. Leadership or management in different settings. May be dependent on space. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of program dir., Sr. stndg, EXPH major, current CPR and First Aid certifications and satisfactory completion of all EXPH major course work with a grade of C or better.

EXPH 4995. Independent Study in Exercise Physiology. 1-4 cr. hrs.

Independent study under the direction of faculty. Prereq: Cons. of instr.

EXPH 7189. Nutrition and Exercise Performance. 4 cr. hrs.

A study of basic and applied nutrition principles and concepts. Emphasis on the function of macronutrients and micronutrients in physiology with emphasis on energy metabolism. Besides dietary assessment, broader topics regarding food systems and current issues are addressed. The role of nutrition in health and exercise training and performance, including ergogenic aids, are covered. Prereq: Enrolled in MATR program.

EXPH 9002H. Honors Student Study/Research Placeholder in Exercise Physiology. 0 cr. hrs.

Used to enroll a honors student who is not enrolled in the term, but is on campus for an educational experience other than academic credit, such as work in a lab or clinic.