UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Exercise and Sports Studies

Division of Social Sciences
Recreation Center 2130
Department Phone:  (805) 893-2956
Department Chair:  Amy Jamieson
Email:  amyjam@ucsb.edu
Department Website:  ess.ucsb.edu
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Some courses displayed may not be offered every year. For actual course offerings by quarter, please consult the Quarterly Class Search or GOLD (for current students). To see the historical record of when a particular course has been taught in the past, please visit the Course Enrollment Histories.

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ES 1- 2. Intercollegiate Baseball
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
Enrollment Comments: 6 unit maximum.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 4A. Elementary Badminton
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 4B. Intermediate Badminton
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 5B. Intermediate Baseball
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 5C. Advanced Baseball
(0.5) STAFF
Provides students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 6A. Elementary Basketball
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 6B. Intermediate Basketball
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 6C. Advanced Basketball
(0.5) STAFF
Provides students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 7A. Elementary Boating and Sailing
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve theirbasic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gainrecreational skills.
ES 1- 7B. Intermediate Boating & Sailing
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve theirbasic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 9A. Elementary Bowling
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 10A. Elementary Aerobic and Fitness Conditioning
(0.5) STAFF
Introduction to fitness training techniques that address aerobic conditioning, muscular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility.
ES 1- 10B. Intermediate Aerobic and Fitness Conditioning
(0.5) STAFF
Presentation and practice of variety of fitness training techniques (high/low impact, step and resistance training) addressing aerobic conditioning, muscular strength and muscular endurance.
ES 1- 10C. Advanced Aerobic and Fitness Conditioning
(0.5) STAFF
An advanced level course including high/low impact, step, resistance and anaerobic training techniques. cross-training, injury prevention and body alignment priciples will be accentuated.
ES 1- 11. Intercollegiate Basketball
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 12. Indoor Cycling
(0.5) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Introduction to the basic concepts of indoor cycling. The relationship between indoor cycling and cardiovasular fitness is explored. Appropriate for individuals of all levels of fitness and experience.
ES 1- 12A. Elementary Cycling
(0.5) JAMIESON
Designed to give the student a basic understanding of the principlies of cycling, including pedal cadence, shifting, gear ratios, training, safety, and maintenance.
ES 1- 13A. Elementary Fencing
(0.5) STAFF
The objective of this course is to obtain the basic techniques and theory fundamental to fencing. Satisfactory progress will allow advancement to the intermediate class.
ES 1- 13B. Intermediate Fencing
(0.5) STAFF
Students obtain the basic techniques and theory fundamental to fencing. Satisfactory progress will allow advancement to the advanced class.
ES 1- 13C. Advanced Fencing
(0.5) STAFF
Utilizes basic fundamentals and techniques in acquiring advanced skills of fencing.
ES 1- 14. Intercollegiate Cross Country
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 15A. Introduction to Yoga
(0.5) STAFF
Introduction to Yoga principles, techniques and poses that address physical and emotional wellbeing will be presented.
ES 1- 15B. Intermediate Yoga
(0.5) STAFF
Presentation and practice of a variety of yoga techniques (yoga flow, yoga sculpt) addressing muscular strength, core conditioning and flexibility.
ES 1- 15C. Advanced Yoga
(0.5) STAFF
An advanced level course including a variety of yoga techniques. Advanced poses are introduced to challenge balance, core strength, and flexibility.
ES 1- 16A. Elementary Ballroom Dance
(0.5) STAFF
Introduction to a variety of movement skills and sequences necessary to perform the foxtrot, swing, tango, waltz, mambo, salsa, and other popular social dances.
ES 1- 16B. Intermediate Ballroom Dance
(0.5) STAFF
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve upon the variety of movement skills and sequences necessary to perform the foxtrot, swing, tango, waltz, mambo, salsa, and other popular social dances.
ES 1- 17. Introduction to Capoeria - Brazilian Martial Art
(0.5) SILVA
An introduction to the Afro-Brazilian martial art that presents elements of self-defense, acrobatics, music, dance and ritual. Students will improve their body's physical strength, power and flexibility, as well as their mind's concentration, self-confidence, courage and creativity.
ES 1- 18D. Theatrical Fencing
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed for drama majors which covers the use of the sabre, epee,and dagger in theatrical productions. Proficiency in the class does not prepare the individual for contest participation but rather the use of these instruments in acting.
ES 1- 22. Intercollegiate Golf
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated to a maximum of six units.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development. 6 unit maximum.
ES 1- 24A. Elementary Golf
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve theirbasic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 24B. Intermediate Golf
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve theirbasic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 25A. Elementary Tumbling and Free Exercise
(0.5) STAFF
Affords a basic background for the sport of gymnastics with a working knowledge of tumbling skills progressing from basic mat somersaults, kips, balances, etc., to intermediate and advanced routines as used in both the men's and women's competitive tumbling and free exercise events.
ES 1- 25B. Intermediate Tumbling and Free Exercise
(0.5) STAFF
Affords a basic background for the sport of gymnastics with a working knowledge of tumbling skills progressing from basic mat somersaults, kips, balances, etc., to advanced routines as used in both the men's and women's competitive tumbling and free exercise events.
ES 1- 25C. Advanced Tumbling and Free Exercise
(0.5) STAFF
Affords a working knowledge of tumbling skills in an advanced level.
ES 1- 26A. Elementary Gymnastics Apparatus
(0.5) STAFF
Offers basic, intermediate, and advanced instruction for both men and women in all olympic events except for exercise. Step by step progressions leading to competitive style routines are taught for each of the three ability levels.
ES 1- 26B. Intermediate Gymnastics Apparatus
(0.5) STAFF
Offers basic, intermediate and advanced instruction for both men and women in all olympic events except for exercise. Step by step progressions leading to competitive style routines are taught for each of the three ability levels.
ES 1- 29A. Elementary Raquetball
(0.5) STAFF
The course provides students the opprotunity to compete in elementary racquetball, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 29B. Intermediate Racquetball
(0.5) STAFF
The course provides students the opportunity to compete in intermediate racquetball, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 30A. Elementary Soccer
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve theirbasic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 30B. Intermediate Soccer
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 31A. Softball -- Elementary
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 31B. Softball -- Intermediate
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 31C. Softball--Advanced
(0.5) STAFF
Provides students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 32. Intercollegiate Softball
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 33. Intercollegiate Swimming
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 34A. Elementary Swimming
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 34B. Intermediate Swimming
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 35A. Elementary Sychronized Swimming
(0.5) STAFF
This course provides students the opportunity to learn the skills essential to the successful completion of a synchronized swimming routine. Introduction to composition, music selection principles and governing body rules and regulations.
ES 1- 36. Jogging Fitness
(0.5) STAFF
Jogging (majority of work), stair running, indoor and out-door apparatus, information on various methods of obtaining cardiovascular fitness: long slow distance, interval training, repetition training.
ES 1- 37. Intercollegiate Tennis
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 38A. Elementary Tennis
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve theirbasic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 38B. Intermediate Tennis
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 38C. Advanced Tennis
(0.5) STAFF
Provides students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 40A. Elementary Volleyball
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 40B. Intermediate Volleyball
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 40C. Advanced Volleyball
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Physical Activities 1-40B.
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 41A. Elementary Water Polo
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 41B. Intermediate Water Polo
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their basic physical condition, secure useful neuromuscular development, and gain recreational skills.
ES 1- 42. Intercollegiate Track and Field
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated to a maximum of six units.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 43A. Beginning Weight Training
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed for the general college population, introducing and supporting concepts, principles and proper techniques of conditioning with an emphasis on strength training.
ES 1- 43B. Intermediate Weight Training
(0.5) STAFF
A course emphasizing advanced concepts, principles and proper techniques of conditioning with an emphasis on strength training.
ES 1- 43D. Conditioning/Weight Training
(0.5) STAFF
Designed for members of intercollegiate teams who wish to develop and maintain a base level of physical fitness particular to their activity.
ES 1- 43E. Weight Training for Women
(0.5) STAFF
Designed to improve women's muscular endurance and strength through proper utilization of strength training equipment and other forms of resistance training. Emphasis on anatomical considerations, physical capabilities and individual goals.
ES 1- 45. Intercollegiate Water Polo
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated to a maximum of six units.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 47. Intercollegiate Volleyball
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 48. Intercollegiate Soccer
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of coach.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated to a maximum of six units.
The course provides students the opportunity to compete, improve their physical condition, and refine their skills through vigorous training and neuromuscular development.
ES 1- 59A. Elementary Aqua Aerobics
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide an opportunity to enhance cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. Exercises will be performed to music in water which provides natural resistance, control, and support for the body.
ES 1- 59B. Intermediate Aqua Aerobics
(0.5) STAFF
A course designed to provide an opportunity to enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility through the use of water resistive equipment.
ES 1- 99. Lifetime Activities Interest Class
(0.5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Enrollment not to exceed two sections of PA 1-99 per quarter. Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199DC/199RA courses combined.
This class makes it possible for a student to take instruction beyond the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels of any physical activities 1- class.

 
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ESS 2. Substance Use & Sport Nutrition
(3) SLADE
Examines nutrients and substances with focus on their effects on physical and sports performance. Topics include basic nutrition principles, pre- and post-exercise nutrition, eating for weight control/gain, proper hydration, and commonly abused drugs. Also examined are pharmacological, hormonal, physiological and nutritional agents that have purported ergogenic properties.
ESS 3. Nutrition For Health
(3) JAMIESON, SLADE
Repeat Comments: ESS 3H and ESS W 3 are the hybrid and online versions of ESS 3, and EES 3 can be taken as a legal repeat of ESS 3H or ESS W 3.
An examination of the interdependent relationships between diet, health, and disease. Basic nutrition principles, food selection, proper diet, and lifetime health habits are emphasized.
ESS 3H. Nutrition For Health - Hybrid
(3) JAMIESON
Repeat Comments: ESS 3H is the hybrid version of ESS 3, and ESS 3H can be taken as a legal repeat of ESS 3 or ESS W 3.
An examination of the interdependent relationships between diet, health, and disease. Basic nutrition principles, food selection, proper diet, and lifetime health habits are emphasized. The hybrid course will include one classroom lecture per week accompanied by weekly required online instruction and activities.
ESS 4A. Life Fitness
(2) SLADE
A progressive series of classes designed to provide a basic understanding of health and fitness. Theoretical frameworks and fitness related activities are pursued at each course level.
ESS 5A. First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(3) HOUGHTON
The course develops the knowledge for prevention and the skills necessary for administering immediate care to victims of accidents or sudden illness occurring in home and outdoor environments. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and personal safety are emphasized. Successful completion may lead to standard First Aid and Personal Safety and CPR certification.
ESS 7. Leadership and Team Building: Theory and Practice
(2) TUCKNOTT
Introduction to experimental education using a traditional ropes challenge course and group initiatives as the medium. Team building, personal awareness and goal setting skills are developed; overcoming fears,mutual support, and trust are fostered through a supportive yet challenging environment.
ESS 9. Principles of Health Promotion
(2) HASSEMER
Examines lifestyle factors and influences which decrease the possibility of premature disease and death and promote a longer and healthier life. Emphasis is placed on understanding the practices which have the most profound impact on health.
ESS 10. Introduction to Wellbeing
(1) JAMIESON, SHISHIM
Course provides an overview of research-based strategies to improve wellbeing at UCSB. Students will be introduced to skills that assist in meeting the academic demands and social challenges of the campus. Topics include: sleep hygiene, stress management, nutrition, activity and exercise, socialization and communication.
ESS 96. Fieldwork in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sport
(1-4) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have completed 30 units. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 units.
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to obtain practical experience in the field. Fieldwork may be completed in public or private agencies whose focus in exercise science, physical education or sport.
ESS 98. Readings: Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sport
(1-4) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have completed 30 units. Optional grading. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Students arelimited to 4 units total in all 98/99/185/193/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Critical review and discussion of selected subjects within exercise science, physical education, and sport.
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ESS 100. Research and Inquiry in Exercise and Sport
(4) ORLANDO
Designed for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in any of the sport or exercise sciences. Field specific qualitative and quantitative methods are introduced. The class culminates with students applying these methods in small research projects.
ESS 130. Sport Administration
(4) ORLANDO
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An introduction to the basic principals and problems of administering (planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating) athletic and recreational sports programs at the community, high school, collegiate, and professionallevels.
ESS 131. Sport and Exercise Psychology
(4) SLADE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
The scientific study of people and their behavior in sport and exercise settings. Examination of individual and group performance enhancement strategies through application of data, knowledge and skills from psychological and related fields. An overview of the evolving field of sport and exercise psychology is presented.
ESS 132. Sport Sociology
(4) HATCHER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examination of the issues and impact of sport in various cultures and subcultures within the context of sociology. Study of sport relevant to how it is influenced by and influences the basic institutions of society: family, economics, politics, religion, and education.
ESS 140. Sport Management
(4) HATCHER
An overview of professional sport management in North America. The political, historical, social, economic, and cultural impacts will be explored. Topics include team management, organizational administration, legal issues, public, and facility management.
ESS 150. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
(4) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examination of the fundamentals of human movement relevant to Sport, Exercise and Aging. Includes the study of connective tissues, skeletal muscles and the structures and functions of major articulations within the body. Focus on mechanisms of injury associated with biomechanics, training methods, environment and equipment. Practical applications of evaluation, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation techniques will be introduced.
ESS 160. Current Issues in Sport Management
(4) ORLANDO, HATCHER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Investigates contemporary sport management issues with emphasis on the administrative principles of planning, organizing, leading and evaluating. Facilities construction and maintenance, financial concerns and the structure and function of the NCAA are studied.
ESS 175A. Methods and Principles of Fitness Instruction
(3) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: ESS 47; Exercise Studies 1-10A or 1-10B or 1-10C; and ESS 101 and 149.
Training course for students to become qualified fitness instructors. Students analyze, practice, and apply skills necessary for leading individual and group exercise.
ESS 176. Methods and Principles of Muscular Fitness Instruction
(3) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: ESS 47; ESS 101 and 149; Exercise Studies 1-43A or 1-43B or 1-43E.
Training to teach muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility classes. Skills and knowledge are applied to the use of free weights, machines, stability balls, bands, gravity, or other resistive equipment. Focus on isolated muscular contraction and extension.
ESS 185. Introduction to Teaching in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sport
(1-4) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor.
Under the direction of selected instructors, students assist in teaching a course in which the student has received a B or better. Activities are determined by the instructor and may include leading discussions, labs, and research or grading assignments.
ESS 193. Internship in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sport
(1-4) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have completed 84 undergraduate units, have a 3.0 GPA for each of the preceding quarters, and be enrolled in one of the the ExerciseStudies minors. Course may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Designed to provide students in the minor with practical experience by working under expert supervision in the field. Internships may be completed in public or private agencies whose focus is exercise, physical education, or sport.
ESS 199. Independent Studies in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sport
(1-5) JAMIESON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor; completion of 2 upper- division courses in Exercise Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have comnpleted 84 undergraduate units, have a 3.0 GPA for each of the preceding quarters, and be enrolled in one of the Exercise Studies minors. Letter grade only. Course may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 10 units. Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/185/193/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Provides an opportunity for students in the minor to pursue a particular area of interest under the guidance of a selected faculty member. Course culminates in a report summarizing the inquiry.

 
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ESS W 3. Nutrition for Health
(3) JAMIESON
Repeat Comments: ESS W 3 is the online version of ESS 3, and ESS W 3 can be taken as a legalrepeat of ESS 3 or ESS 3H.
This course introduces students to the principles and practices associated with proper nutrition. Emphasis will be placed on food selection, dietary trends and the making of healthy food choices.