Exercise & Sport Science Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

ESS 206: Wellness Concepts

3 credits

This course is designed to teach students the role of physical activity in maintaining optimal health and improved quality of life. Topics such as safe exercise, nutrition, weight management, and lifestyle chronic diseases will be explored. Throughout this course, students will assess individual fitness levels including body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and musculoskeletal fitness.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health – 2nd Edition
Bushman, Barbara, PhD.
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492533672

ESS 335: Psychology of Physical Activity

3 credits

This course involves the study of human psychological behavior and its influence in sport and exercise settings. It is designed to provide a student with information gleaned from research in sport psychology as well as practical knowledge to become a more effective sport manager, exercise science professional, coach or fitness instructor.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology – 7th Edition
Robert S. Weinberg and Daniel Gould
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492561149
Note: Copyright 2011. ISBN 978-1-4925-6114-9 (hardback) or 978-1-4925-7235-0 (paperback)

ESS 206: Wellness Concepts

3 credits

This course is designed to teach students the role of physical activity in maintaining optimal health and improved quality of life. Topics such as safe exercise, nutrition, weight management, and lifestyle chronic diseases will be explored. Throughout this course, students will assess individual fitness levels including body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and musculoskeletal fitness.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health – 2nd Edition
Bushman, Barbara, PhD.
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492533672

ESS 101: Introduction to Sport Management

3 credits

This course emphasizes basic management principles as they relate to the business of sport. Students are introduced to sport ethics, sport marketing, sport law, sport media, sport supervision, recreational sport management and other related areas.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

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ESS 206: Wellness Concepts

3 credits

This course is designed to teach students the role of physical activity in maintaining optimal health and improved quality of life. Topics such as safe exercise, nutrition, weight management, and lifestyle chronic diseases will be explored. Throughout this course, students will assess individual fitness levels including body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and musculoskeletal fitness.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health – 2nd Edition
Bushman, Barbara, PhD.
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492533672