EXAC- Exercise Activity

EXAC 1101 Lifetime Fitness

Comprehensive presentation of scientific fundamentals in developing a healthy lifestyle, including epidemiology of disease and mortality in the United States, effects of physical activity and fitness on healthy, proper nutrition, addictive behaviors, prevention and treatment of obesity, mental health related to healthy lifestyles, and musculoskeletal health and disease.  Instructional modalities include lecture, physical activity experiences, and assessment of health risks and fitness. Lab Fee
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EXAC 1102 Basketball

Basic instruction in basketball with presentation of skills and rules designed to give the student a laboratory experience in team play.  Lab fee.
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EXAC 1103 Softball

Basic instruction in softball with presentation of skills and rules designed to give the student a laboratory experience in team play. Lab fee.
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EXAC 1105 Low Organized Activities

Games and teaching strategies for teaching elementary physical education. Involves the philosophy of "New PE" and Developmentally Appropriate Activities. Designed for elementary education majors. Lab fee.
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EXAC 1106 Volleyball

Basic instruction in volleyball with presentation of skills and rules designed to give the student a laboratory experience in team play.  Lab fee.
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EXAC 1107 Soccer

Basic instruction in soccer with presentation of skills and rules designed to give the student a laboratory experience in team play.  Lab fee.
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EXAC 1108 Rollerblading

Basic instruction in and skills of in-line skating.  Special emphasis on cardiovascular conditioning, motor skills, and game transference through selected laboratory experiences. Students must provide their own helmets and rollerblades (in-line skates).  Lab fee.
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EXAC 1109 Aerobic Walking

This course introduces students to basic concepts of walking for health and fitness. This course covers proper technique for fitness walking, power walking, race walking and basics of cardio respiratory exercise prescription, flexibility, hydration and nutrition.

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EXAC 1110 Basic Tennis

Knowledge of tennis rules and officiating with instruction and practice in the skills of the game including the service, forehand and backhand ground strokes, and volleys. Lab fee.

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EXAC 1111 Intermediate Tennis

A continuation of EXSS 1110 with additional tennis skills such as the lob, overhead smash, drop shots, and experience in competitive play. Prerequisite: Adequate skill. Lab fee.

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EXAC 1120 Basic Swimming

Students will learn fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke. Emphasis will be placed on kicking, pulling, and breathing techniques. No prior swimming experience required. Lab Fee

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EXAC 1121 Intermediate Swimming

Students will review technique for freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Emphasis will be placed on stroke refinement and cardiovascular conditioning. Proficiency in freestyle, including rhythmic breathing and swimming with your face in the water is required. Prior team experience, private lessons, or successful completion of Basic Swimming (EXSS 1120) suggested. Lab Fee

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EXAC 1191 Seminar

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EXAC 2106 Flag Football

Basic instruction in six man football fundamentals and techniques designed to give the student a laboratory experience in the sport. Lab fee.

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EXAC 2110 Spinning

Designed for both the beginner spinner (stationary cycling) as well as advanced spinners which allows all who participate to spin at their own maximum fitness capacity. The bulk of the course will be spent working out on the spinning bikes. However, we will also address the benefits of spinning, proper bike fit, pedaling technique, bike positions, heart rate zones, principles of aerobic and anaerobic training, hydration, nutrition, and stretching. Lab Fee

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EXAC 2111 Yoga

Course introduces the ancient discipline of personal development that balances the body and mind. Students learn a series of physical postures as well as practical methods for relaxation, proper breathing, and concentration that promote health, alleviate stress, improve skeletal alignment, and increase muscular strength and flexibility. Lab Fee

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EXAC 2120 Marathon and Half-Marathon Training

This course introduces students to basic marathon training schedules and principles to include nutrition, hydration, periodization, rest, recovery and race day strategies. Students will be expected to participate in regular training runs. The class will culminate by students participating in a sponsored half-marathon (13.1 miles) or a full marathon (26.2 miles). May be repeated once for credit. Lab fee.

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EXAC 2125 Camping and Backpacking

The focus of this course is fundamental knowledge in trip planning, camping and backpacking. Topics will include equipment, transportation, activities, navigation, safety, environmental concerns and risk management. Students will participate in a 3-day camping trip to a Texas State Park. Basic fitness level required. Lab fee.

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EXAC 2130 Conditioning

Fundamentals of body conditioning with special emphasis on physical fitness and motor fitness through selected laboratory experience such as isometrics, isotonic, and circuit training. Lab fee.

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EXAC 2131 Modified Physical Education

A class for students needing modified activities because of limitations due to physical status. Pre-requisite: Submission of written documentation from a medical doctor stating limitations and prescriptions to Disability Support Services and subsequent approval. Secondary approval from the Dean of EXSS May be repeated once for credit. Lab fee.
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EXAC 2132 Aerobics

This course introduces students to a variety of aerobic formats including stepping, short distance running and walking, kickboxing, BOSU, circuit and interval training. Designed for both beginners and more advanced levels of fitness, this course encourages students to participate at their maximum level. Class format includes pre and post fitness testing for cardiovascular endurance. Lab Fee

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EXAC 2133 Weight Training

A progressive conditioning course that introduces the student to isotonic muscle contractions for the muscular development of strength and endurance. In addition, the course emphasizes weight room safety, proper spotting and techniques in weight lifting. Lab fee.

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EXAC 2181 CruFit Bootcamp

CruFit Bootcamp is high intensity strength and cardio exercises designed to develop your strength and endurance while burning many calories. The workouts are at a pace that takes you from one exercise to the next with little or no rest. You will be able to take breaks as individually needed, but the goal is to keep your heart rate up. Equipment used will be your body weight, kettlebells, bands, physio-balls and a great attitude. Lab Fee
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EXAC 2191 Seminar

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EXAC 3108 Triathlon Training

This class introduces students to basic triathlon training principles to include sports nutrition, swim training, racing strategies, nutrition/hydration, transitions, and periodization principles. The course includes basic bicycle maintenance and equipment needs. Students will be expected to participate in training sessions and one triathlon event during the semester. Deep water swimming skills and basic fitness level required. Students are expected to provide some of their own equipment. May be repeated once for credit. Lab fee.
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EXAC 3116 Beginning Golf

Basic instruction in the use of irons, woods, and the putter. Application of the rules, proper club selection, and experience in competition is required. Lab fee.

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EXAC 3117 Intermediate Golf

A continuation of EXSS 3116 with additional skills. Prerequisite: EXSS 3116 or permission of instructor. Lab fee.

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EXAC 3120 Crossfit

“Forging Elite Fitness” This intensive activity class will require an 8-week commitment to a program…”That delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. Crossfit’s specialty is not specializing. The Crossfit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.This course can be repeated once for credit.

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EXAC 3122 Basic Fishing

In the basic fishing course students will explore the skills and equipment needed to fresh and salt water fish. The course material will include resources available to beginning and intermediate anglers. Topics covered in this course include basic rods and reels, safety, knot trying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations and aquatic ecology. The majority of the class sessions will be held on the waterfront where students will test their knowledge and skills. Lab fee.
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EXAC 3123 Kayak and Canoeing

Basic instruction in kayaking and canoeing skills and safety. Focus will be on basic kayak and canoe techniques in lake, river and stream navigation. Prerequisite: Ability to swim. Lab fee.

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EXAC 3191 Seminar

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EXAC 3210 Adventure Activities

Basic instruction and application of adventure activities including kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, water crossings, navigation and team building. Emphasis is placed on outdoor adventure activities and team dynamics. Class includes basic camping and hiking skills. Swimming skills and basic fitness level required. Lab fee.

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EXAC 4110 Mountain Biking

This class introduces students to basic mountain biking. The focus is on training principles, bike handling skills, equipment needs, mechanics, nutrition, hydration and safety. Emphasis is placed on specific off-road mountain biking skills such as braking, shifting, downhill riding, climbing, drafting and course management. Minimal cycling skills and basic fitness level required. Mountain bikes are provided by the EXSS department. Lab fee.
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EXAC 4111 Rock Climbing

This class introduces students to basic rock climbing principles, including techniques and maneuvers, knots, anchoring and belaying systems, rappelling and categories of climbing. In addition, students become familiar with history, safety and ethics as well as equipment, including nomenclature, use, and care. Emphasis is placed on top-roped climbing systems and bouldering. Basic fitness level is required for participation in this class. Students are required to participate in a 3-day field trip. Lab fee.

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EXAC 4112 Snow Skiing

This course introduces students to basic and intermediate snow skiing. The course material includes basic equipment knowledge, proper skiwear, ski area navigation, safety and injury prevention, basic fitness, nutrition and hydration and etiquette. Emphasis is placed on downhill skiing, basic form and safety principles. Students are expected to participate in daily training sessions and make every attempt to progress in skill level during the course. No experience is necessary. Class will be taught off-campus. A basic fitness level is required. Lab fee.
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EXAC 4113 Stand Up Paddleboarding

Instruction in safety and techniques of lake, river and ocean stand up paddleboarding. Primary focus will be placed on paddleboarding as a fitness activity, paddleboard construction and design, terminology and paddling technique. Pre-requisite: Every student must be able to successfully complete a swimming test prior to beginning the class. Lab fee.
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EXAC 4124 Lifeguard Training

Instruction and skills training leading to American Red Cross nonsurf "Lifeguard Training" certificate. Prerequisite: Current American Red Cross "Standard First Aid" and "Adult CPR" or "Community CPR" certifications and adequate swimming skills. Lab fee.

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EXAC 4126 Water Safety Instructor

Instruction and skills leading to "Water Safety Instructor" certification by the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: EXSS 4124 or EXSS 4125 or current American Red Cross certificate in "Emergency Water Safety" or "Lifeguard Training." Lab fee.

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EXAC 4130 Team Activities

The course will focus on the organization, planning and implementation of large group activities. The course is designed to prepare students to manage team recreational activities in camp, church, school or city recreation settings.

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EXAC 4191 Seminar

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EXAC 4220 Scuba Diving

The course will focus on introductory scuba skills specifically to include equipment, safety, respiration, communication, buddy systems, dive planning, problem management and open-water diving skills. Upon successful completion of this course, a student will receive an open-water dive certification. Prerequisite: Ability to swim. (This course only counts as 1 activity course in the UMHB Core requirement). Lab fee.

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