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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ATSW 352
T&t Of Baseball/Softball
Examines theories and techniques of coaching specific sports. Covers rules and regulations, fundamentals, organizational principles, specific conditioning programs, scouting, technical tactics and other topics. Fall, even-numbered years.|
ATSW 354
T&t Of Football
Examines theories and techniques of coaching specific sports. Covers rules and regulations, fundamentals, organizational principles, specific conditioning programs, scouting, technical tactics and other topics. Fall, even-numbered years.|
ATSW 370
Gender In Sports
Provides students with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary analysis of the problems, patterns, and processes associated with the involvement of women in sports.|
ATSW 380
Found Of Sports In Amer Scty
Covers the role of sports in American society. Includes examination of the fundamental changes in the organization, rules, management, finances, and ethos of sports. Also examines the social, cultural, economical, philosophical, and anthropological f,oundations that have shaped American sport. Every other semester.|
ATSW 406
Ath Inj: Prev, Recog Eva
Presents the latest information on prevention, recognition, and evaluation of athletic injuries. Students learn to coordinate appropriate emergency care as well as establish a professional working relationship with the qualified medical personnel who, assist an injured athlete's recovery. Students earn an American Red Cross AED/CPR certification upon successful completion of the course.|
ATSW 407
Phys Found Of Coaching
Study of the basic scientific principles of physiology and how they can be applied to conditioning programs for the athlete. Covers all phases of physical training, along with evaluation of modern training devices. Spring, annually.|
ATSW 408
Pr Pb Ath Coaching
A study of modern techniques and practices used in the organizational procedure of athletic programs. Covers major problem areas such as practice and game organization, purchase and care of equipment, budget and finances, public relations, legal liab,ility, drug abuse, and sports psychology. Analyzes modern trends and issues in athletics as well as various philosophical views of athletics as a part of the educational curriculum. Fall, annually.|
ATSW 409
Kines Found Coach
Helps coaches increase their understanding of basic scientific information concerning athletic movement by utilizing the conceptual approach. Examins three main areas of study: applied anatomy, the production of motion, and application. Applies scien,tific principles to athletic skills to aid in the coaching and teaching of skills. Spring, annually.|
ATSW 430
Sports Management
Provides students with an understanding of how the principles and concepts of management theory can be applied to sports administration. Prerequisite: MGMT 320. Every other semester.|
ATSW 440
Sports Facility And Event
This course is designed to assist the sport management student in acquiring necessary knowledge and skill needed to manage a sport facility and to plan a variety of sport programs.|
ATSW 542
Intro to Corrective Exercise
This course entails the investigation of the rationale for corrective exercise training and understanding human movement science and human movement impairments for the practicing or prospective professional. It will also include the learning of heal,th risk appraisals, assessment strategies, and the corrective exercise continuum.|
ATSW 543
Corrective Exercise App
This course entails the investigation of specific corrective exercise strategies for the practicing or prospective professional. These include: inhibitory, activation, and integration skills as well as corrective exercise techniques for the foot and,ankle, knee, lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, shoulder, elbow, wrist, cervical spine and other limitations that result from disabling conditions. Prerequisite: ATSW 542 - Introduction to Corrective Exercise|
ATSW 556
Athl Injur: Prev, Recog & Eval
Presents the latest principles and techniques for preventing common athletic injuries. New theories on the care of injuries are discussed and implemented. Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to help provide a safe enviro,nment for athletes while they are participating in sports. Also, in an emergency, students will learn how to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. Students in this class will earn a Sp,ort Safety Training Certificate from the Red Cross. Summer course for Act 48 requirements.|
ATSW 557
Phys Fund Of Ath Coaching
Study of the scientific principles of physiology and how they can be applied to athletic conditioning. Both muscular and energy fitness development are covered in detail. Sport nutrition and a wide variety of training methods are covered. Summer cour,se for Act 48 requirements.|
ATSW 558
Prin & Prob Of Athl Coaching
Study of modern theory and practices of athletic coaching, including: philosophy, sport psychology, risk management, team management, self management, teaching sport skills, and problems and issues of concern in athletics. Summer course for Act 48,requirements.|
ATSW 559
Kinesiological Found Ath Coach
Helps coaches understand basic scientific information concerning athletic movement. Biomechanics emphasize the analysis of motion and application of force. Applies scientific principles to effective teaching of athletic skills. Summer course for Act, 48 requirements.|
BCHM 453
BCHM 454
Biochemistry II
This course is a continuation of CHEM 453. Topics will include carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism, bioenergetics, vitamins and minerals, control and regulation of metabolic pathways, and the nature of genetic diseases. Prerequisite: CHE,M 453. Spring annually.|
BCHM 463
Biochem Lab
Experiments involving the major techniques in modern biochemistry. Emphasizes separation and purification techniques, kinetic studies, quantitative determinations, and analytical instrumentation in biochemistry and biotechnology. Must be taken concur,rently with CHEM 453. Prerequisite: CHEM 251 or 254. Fall, annually.|
BIOL 105
Freshman Biology Seminar
Recommended for all freshmen and new majors in any area of Biology. Enables students to (1) explore and understand various majors, minors, curricula, and career options in Biology; (2) become familiar with Biology Department faculty, research interes,ts and opportunities; (3) identify and /or utilize department, campus and community resources that will enhance their academic program; and (4) develop and apply strategies to facilitate the learning process.|
BIOL 111
Basic Biology
Deals with the principles of biology. Includes cellular structure and physiology, growth and repair, reproduction and development, control, sources of food energy, inheritance, and people's interrelationship with their biological environment. Briefly, reviews the classification of plants and animals. Credit not to be applied toward biology major. Each semester.|
BIOL 115
Introductory Biology
A basic course in Biology for non-science majors. Includes cellular structure and function, molecular biology, genetics, survey of organisms, evolution, and ecology. Divided into two hours of lecture and a two-hour instruction/laboratory/discussion/r,ecitation session weekly. Credit not to be applied toward the Biology major. Each semester.|
BIOL 116
Aerodynamics: Ph/Bio Of Flight
The biomechanics of flight. Students will use techniques in physics and evolutionary biology to study how animals fly and swim. Drawing upon bats, birds, insects, and even winged seeds, we will discuss and test the basic operating principles of win,gs. We will apply results obtained with a wind tunnel to the locomotion of objects in water. Students will then be able to compare and contrast the flyers and swimmers of nature with those of human invention. The course will have a substantial stu,dio laboratory component. Offered every other fall.|
BIOL 125
Intro To Forensic Science
Basic course in forensic science for non-majors combining field techniques in forensic ecology and taphonomy with laboratory techniques in molecular biology and biotechnology. Summer: daily for 8 hours, for 5 days or during the fall semester: weekly, for 3 hours, for 12 weeks. Credit not to be applied toward any biology major. Summer or fall on demand. Prerequisite: a course in basic or introductory biology or permission of instructor.|
BIOL 150
Insects And Society
A basic course in insects and their interactions with human society. Includes insect diversity, insect structure and function, insect biology, and both insect benefits and damage. Three lecture hours weekly. Credit may not be applied toward a Biol,ogy degree. Annually.|
BIOL 153
Intro Animal Biology
BIOL 154
Intro Plant Biology
BIOL 155
Prin Of Biology I
Introduces fundamental concepts of biology focusing on the characteristics of living things, cell function, biological information, storage and retrieval, and organismal structure and function. Presents concepts in the context of current evolutionary, theory. Three hours lecture weekly. For biology majors. All science and science education majors and biology minors must concurrently register for BIOL 165|
BIOL 156
Prin Of Biology II
Introduces fundamental concepts of biology focusing on organismal structure and function, adaptation, behavior, and ecology in the context of current evolutionary theory. Three hours lecture weekly. For biology majors. All science and science educati,on majors and biology minors must concurrently register for BIOL 166. SPring, annually.|
BIOL 165
Prin Of Biology I Lab
Laboratory exercises augment and integrate course material emphasized in BIOL 155. Three hours laboratory weekly. For biology majors. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 155 unless it is being repeated. Fall, annually.|