Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The Exercise Science degree (BS) applies basic sciences to an exercise setting for the purpose of rehabilitation, sport performance, or clinical outcomes. Our program prepares students for a variety of graduate work in physical therapy, athletic training, and exercise physiology.

Why CBU?

CBU provides a unique learning environment that centers on excellent instruction and state of the art laboratories. With an advantageously low student:professor ratio coupled with open door policies, rest assured that you are more than just a number.

Career Opportunities

  1. Fitness Director - Design, administer and supervise exercise testing, exercise prescription and training primarily with healthy individuals
  2. Cooperate Wellness - Oversee all aspects of employee based wellness program which may include stress management, weight management, nutrition education
  3. Cardiac Rehab - Design, administer, and supervise exercise testing and training for people who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, emphysema, etc
  4. Physical Therapist
  5. Athletic Trainer

Links

  1. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291128.htm
  2. http://www.acsm.org
  3. http://www.nsca.com
  4. https://www.asep.org
  • Program Design and Career Opportunities

    CBU's Exercise Science major will train students in exercise physiology, kinesiology, sports medicine, and fitness. This program will also prepare students for relevant certifications from professional associations like the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. Careers for exercise and fitness professionals are expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Exercise Science offers opportunities for students interested in becoming a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist or other allied health professional.

  • Student Learning Outcomes
    • Demonstrate an ability to effectively read, evaluate and utilize research related to exercise science.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between disease prevention and health promotion.
    • Display effective professional communication skills.
    • Demonstrate comprehension of personal wellness and holistic health concepts.
    • Develop skills to collaborate and consult as a member of the healthcare team.
    • Gain basic clinical skills for optimum patient and client care.
    • Demonstrate the ability to create an accurate fitness prescription.
    • Demonstrate an essential knowledge of movement anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, and motor skill refinement.
    • Consider the unique characteristics and values of the individuals and approach assessment and treatment in a culturally sensitive manner
    • Think critically as demonstrated by participation in evidence-based practice and research.

Course Requirements

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions
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This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in allied health, to review the numerous career options in the allied health professions, and to explore the student's calling and vocation. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

BIO153 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab
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This course is designed for professional nursing and general college students. Included are a general survey of human histology and the study of structure and function of organ systems of the human body, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and nervous systems. Structure and function of sensory organs are also included in the course. Correlated by laboratory experience and demonstration. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO153-A
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/08/2017 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO153-C
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/08/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO153-V
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO153-W
Runyan, Stephen A.
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
BIO153-R
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-S
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-P
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 W 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-X
Runyan, Stephen A.
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
BIO153-Q
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 M 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-L
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 F 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-T
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-U
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-I
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-M
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-K
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-F
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 F 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-G
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-N
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-O
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-D
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-E
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-C
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-A
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-B
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-J
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-H
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112

BIO163 Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab
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A continuation of BIO 153 (Anatomy and Physiology I). Included is the study of structure and function of the circulatory (blood, heart, blood vessels and circulation), lymphatic, immune, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prior completion of BIO153 is recommended. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO163-A
Heyman, Nathanael S
07/03/2017 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO163-B
Heyman, Nathanael S
07/03/2017 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO163-C
Heyman, Nathanael S
07/03/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO163-D
Runyan, Stephen A.
10/30/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO163-A
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center A110
BIO163-C
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center A110
BIO163-B
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center A110

CHE115 General Chemistry I with Lab
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Structure and behavior of inorganic matter and a mathematical treatment of chemical systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE115-B
Tsai, Jones
05/08/2017 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
05/08/2017 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-D
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 F 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-C
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-E
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-H
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-J
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-F
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-G
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-I
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110

KIN264 Movement Anatomy
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A study of the muscle and bone structure of the human body and how they work together to create movement. Emphasis is on the function of specific muscles and bones in creating defined movement. Prerequisite: BIO153. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

KIN264-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus
KIN264-A
Edmisten, Jan S.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus A016

KIN274 Applied Movement Anatomy
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Continued study of the muscle and bone structure of the human body. Heavy emphasis is placed on the biomechanical laws of movement. Prerequisites: KIN264. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

KIN274-B
Adams, Jordan
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus
KIN274-A
Salley, Erik R.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus A015

PSY213 General Psychology
+

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY213-A
Wallace, Douglas S
05/08/2017 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B259
PSY213-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B220
PSY213-A
Smith, Erin I.
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY213-B
Smith, Erin I.
09/05/2017 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A112
PSY213-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 124
PSY213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
PSY213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA ONLN
PSY213-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN
PSY213-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
PSY213-E
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

STA144 Introduction to Statistics
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Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

STA144-A
Knisley, Benjamin David
05/08/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
STA144-B
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
07/03/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
STA144-F
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM BUS 203
STA144-E
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 106
STA144-B
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-C
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-D
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124

Elective Requirements

Complete twelve (12) units of the following:

BIO146 General Biology I with Lab
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Topics covered include cell structure and function, genetics, reproduction and development of animal systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO146-B
Koo, Bonjun
05/08/2017 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B258
BIO146-H
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-K
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-J
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-I
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-F
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-G
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-A
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-E
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-C
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-D
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-B
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112

CHE125 General Chemistry II with Lab
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A continuation of Chemistry 115, including qualitative inorganic analysis. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 115. (4 units; Spring)

CHE125-B
Tsai, Jones
07/03/2017 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE125-A
Tsai, Jones
07/03/2017 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CHE125-B
Hu, Ying
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112

KIN200 Special Topics in Kinesiology
+

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Kinesiology. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units)

KIN304 Intro to Athletic Training
+

This course is designed to introduce the student to the vocabulary, theories, principles, and skills involved with the profession of athletic training. A special emphasis is placed on the Athletic Training profession including the various health care professions and responsibilities, administration, and legal concerns; risk management including nutritional concerns, protective equipment, and prophylactic taping, wrapping, and bracing; Acute Injury Management including emergency care and universal precautions; and basic Health Care Administration. While the course content is directed to the preparation of students who would like to pursue future education in a n entry-level graduate athletic training program, it is also pertinent to other therapeutic and sports medicine related sub-disciplines. (3 units)

KIN304-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus A016

KIN312 Emergencies in Sports Medicine
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This course prepares the student to be a First Responder and ready to give emergency care required for catastrophic and/or life-threatening injuries and illness to physically active individuals. Completion of this course provides certification in professional rescuer CPR, Bloodborne pathogens, AED and First Aid. Students may only earn credit for either KIN 212 or KIN 312. (3 units)

KIN312-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus A016

KIN400 Special Topics in Kinesiology
+

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Kinesiology. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units)

MAT145 Mathematical Methods Nat Science
+

A calculus-based course including an introduction to derivatives and integrals, dimensional analysis, analytical geometry, trigonometry, vectors, experimental error and other topics to provide a mathematical foundation for natural science majors. Prerequisite: MAT 115, 135 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Spring)

MAT145-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
07/03/2017 MTWTh 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252

PHY114 General Physics I with Lab
+

This is an introductory course in physics covering the areas of mechanics, waves, fluids, and thermodynamics. It is predominately an algebra-based course with a minor amount of calculus introduced from a historical basis. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: MAT 145 with a minimum grade of B- or passing score on a math assessment exam. (4 units; Fall)

PHY114-C
Buchholz, James R
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
PHY114-A
Buchholz, James R
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
PHY114-B
Buchholz, James R
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125

PHY124 General Physics II with Lab
+

This is a continuation PHY 114 covering the areas of electromagnetism, optics, and topics in modern physics. It is predominately an algebra-base course with a minor amount of calculus introduced from a historical basis. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: PHY 114 and either MAT 145 with a minimum grade of B- or passing score on a math placement exam. (4 units; Spring)

BIO305 Microbiology with Lab
+

A general survey of microorganisms with an emphasis on bacteria. The study includes morphologic characteristics, growth, reproduction, metabolism, genetics and taxonomy of bacteria; a general survey of viruses, fungi, protozoans and algae; and microbiology of food, water, soil and industry. Mechanisms of pathogenesis and control of microorganisms of human relevance will also be introduced. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: BIO 146 or 153. Recommended: High school chemistry or CHE 102. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO305-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 251
BIO305-B
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 251
BIO305-C
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
BIO305-D
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111

BIO313 Genetics
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The principles of genetics including Mendelian, nature of genetic materials, chromosome mechanics, genetic recombination, and gene action. Emphasis will be placed on the transmission of genetic factors. Prerequisite: BIO 146 (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO313-D
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO313-A
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO313-B
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO313-C
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203

HSC480 Research Methods
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This course provides an introduction to clinical research design with statistical analysis. The emphasis will be on the student designing her or his practical research project by the end of the semester. Content would include developing the research question, choosing the (1) study design, (2) study subjects, (3) measurements (independent and dependent variables), data management (including designing the data collection form) and statistical analysis (including sample size estimation and power), ethical issues, implementation, and publication of results. Prerequisite: STA 144; Junior or Senior status. (3 units; As offered)

HSC480-B
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
HSC480-A
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN300 Nutrition Science
+

Includes the study of principles of modern nutrition, the importance of a scientific knowledge of nutrition, specific food nutrients, nutritional controversies, and a study of convenience foods and their impact on present day diets. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

KIN300-A
Edmisten, Jan S.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus A016

KIN332 Lifelong Motor Development
+

A study of the physical growth and development of humans and how it interacts with and influences motor learning and performance. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

KIN332-A
Hauck, Lauri M.
09/05/2017 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN353 Care & Prev of Athl Injury
+

A course providing instruction and experience in the prevention and care of injuries incurred in athletics. Methods of taping, therapy, health habits, and protective equipment are considered. Prerequisite: KIN 253 or 264. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

KIN353-A
White, Clinton Jamar
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus L240

KIN393 Applied Exercise Physiology
+

A continuation of Exercise Physiology. Topics include applied exercise physiology, gender considerations, environmental exercise physiology, and ergogenic aids. Prerequisite: KIN 383. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

KIN393-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
09/05/2017 F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN433 Sports and Activities Practicum
+

Practical field experience in a professional Kinesiology setting. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and senior or graduate students by permission of the department. Students must arrange the field experience under the guidance and approval of the Kinesiology Department Chair. (3 units)

KIN433-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
05/08/2017 M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Instructor OFFC
KIN433-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC

KIN480 Fitness Assess & Ex Prescrip
+

Study and practice of concepts and techniques for evaluating physical fitness. Topics include health and medical histories, liability concerns, blood pressure, graded exercise stress testing, ECG recording and basic interpretation, strength assessment, body composition analysis, pulmonary function tests, CHD risk-factor analysis and health risk appraisal. Prerequisite: KIN 383. (3 units; Spring)

KIN480-A
Miller, Amy
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus A013

PSY346 Abnormal Psychology
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Study of the dynamics, cultural implications and prevention of abnormal behavior including neuroses, psychoses, character disorders, psychosomatic reactions and other abnormal personality patterns. Textual and lecture attention will be given to the impact of the environment and oppressed populations in relation to abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY346-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B111
PSY346-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
PSY346-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
PSY346-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA