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ELON 101 EH or AP - Achieving Personal Effectiveness: This thematically designed section of Elon 101 meets for one hour once a week to address the same advising/orientation issues as standard sections. Additionally, this section will introduce students to multiple strategies for achieving personal success in their first year and beyond. Through the examination of self, students will learn to identify and leverage their strengths to achieve academic success and maintain personal wellness. The perspectives gleaned from this course will serve as a framework for evaluating choices to maximize the student's college experience.

ESS 101 - Introduction to Exercise Science: This course is an overview of professions in the field of exercise science. Career opportunities within exercise science and allied health will be investigated. Objectives include describing various aspects of careers, determining requirements for advanced study and learning what the necessary coursework would be applying to several professions of interest. (Elon University Course Catalog)

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ESS 333 - Exercise Psychology: This course will examine applied and theoretical issues related to the psychology of physical activity. Theories of motivation and exercise behavior will be examined in relation to the increasing problems of exercise adherence and physical inactivity. Other topics that will be discussed include the psychological benefits of exercise, personality and exercise, body image and the psychology of injury. Various techniques will be discussed in relation to motivating exercise behaviors and how to deal with special populations. This course does not fulfill requirements for a major or minor in psychology. (Elon University Course Catalog)

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ESS 442 - Sport Psychology: This course will provide a broad overview of the sport psychology discipline. Major areas of interest will be on the motivational theories of sport participation, the factors that influence athletic performance, psychological techniques that can be used to improve sport athletic performance and the social psychology of sport. This course will discuss the theories and applications involved in sport psychology. (Elon University Course Catalog)

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Photo of Eric Hall at the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Australia
12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Australia
GST 253 - Australian Ecotourism: The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people." Outdoor activities have become one of the most popular and pervasive activities throughout the world today generating millions of dollars in revenue for many countries. When responsible tour operators strike a balance between conservation and commercial interests it is possible to offer quality outdoor learning experiences while maintaining a sustainable income for the indigenous people and preserving the natural environment for future generations.

The goals of this course seek to expand the participant's awareness and appreciation of ecotourism as a means of exploring cultural diversity and contributing to international exchange.

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What is Ecotourism?

Reading: Ecotourism: Principles, Practices and Policies for Sustainability (Part 1)
Reading: Ecotourism: Principles, Practices and Policies for Sustainability (Part 2)
Website: The International Ecotourism Society
Website: Ecotourism Australia

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GST 421 - Peak Performance:Pumping the Mind, Body and Spirit: This course will integrate knowledge from the social and physical sciences to show how their interaction, especially of the mind, body and spirit, is important to obtain peak performance in our endeavors. The term peak performance takes on different meanings depending on the discipline in which it is being discussed (e.g., exercise science versus psychology versus business). This course will discuss the different definitions and theories behind peak performance, discuss common characteristics of “peak performers” and develop plans to help the student become a “peak performer.” (Elon University Course Catalog)

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