Craig Nolan

Full Time Faculty - Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Office: NU 6

480-461-7911

520-424-6940 (mobile)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:55 AM - 12:55 PM9:45 AM - 10:45 AM11:55 AM - 12:55 PM9:45 AM - 10:45 AM11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

EXS210 Assessment and Program Design: Muscular Fitness 2 Credits
Principles of muscular fitness training including evaluation of movement patterns, selection and interpretation of assessment techniques and evidence-based program design for healthy and special populations.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EXS125.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30154
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2022 - 03/11/2022
TuTh
10:25 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30154 Students may contact instructor at: craig.nolan@mesacc.edu

Class 30154 Students who have not taken EXS211 or EXS213 should not enroll in this course and should instead enroll in EXS125, EXS215 and/or EXS217. Please contact Julie Freeman (julie.freeman@mesacc.edu, (480)-461-7551) or Nina Lyman (Nina.Lyman@mesacc.edu, chat or make an appointment) for additional details and to determine if this course is needed.

HES100 Healthful Living 3 Credits
Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles. Prerequisites: None.
Required for Personal Training Certificate.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28153
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 03/11/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28153 Students may contact instructor at: julie.burcar@mesacc.edu

PED101ST Strength Training 1 Credits
Introduction to techniques of basic weight training, concentrating on incorporating an exercise regimen for increased strength. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30161
Dobson Campus
Fitness Center Heap Gym
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 30161 Students may contact instructor at: craig.nolan@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2022

EXS215 Resistance Training and Recovery Techniques 3 Credits
Fundamental methods for safe and effective instruction of resistance, functional, and athletic conditioning exercises. Application of foundational principles of physiology and kinesiology. Overview of warm-up, cooldown, and recovery techniques.
A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: EXS101 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34337
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
03/22/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
10:25 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34337 Students may contact instructor at: craig.nolan@mesacc.edu

HES106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 0.5 Credits
Basic overview of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Covers choking procedures and the importance, guidelines, and techniques for performing CPR and utilizing an AED. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29981
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
02/04/2022 - 02/04/2022
Fr
9:00 AM - 2:40 PM

Class Ended

30021
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
03/04/2022 - 03/04/2022
Fr
11:00 AM - 5:40 PM

Class Ended

34323
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
04/01/2022 - 04/01/2022
Fr
9:00 AM - 2:40 PM

Class Ended

37539
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
04/18/2022 - 04/18/2022
Mo
9:00 AM - 2:40 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 37539 Nursing cohort. For enrollment permission contact julie.freeman@mesacc.edu

37541
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
04/20/2022 - 04/20/2022
We
9:00 AM - 2:40 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 37541 Nursing cohort. For enrollment permission contact julie.freeman@mesacc.edu

30156
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
05/06/2022 - 05/06/2022
Fr
11:00 AM - 5:40 PM

Class Ended

PED101ST Strength Training 1 Credits
Introduction to techniques of basic weight training, concentrating on incorporating an exercise regimen for increased strength. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30162
Dobson Campus
Fitness Center Heap Gym
In Person
Lecture/Lab
02/01/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 30162 Students may contact instructor at: craig.nolan@mesacc.edu

Fall 2022

EXS146 Introduction to Exercise Testing 1 Credits
Introductory course in exercise testing, to include health appraisal, risk stratification, and the selection and administration of common evidence-based assessments for apparently healthy populations.
A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: EXS101 or permission of Instructor. Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in EXS125 is recommended.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35755
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 10/12/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

10 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 35755 Students may contact instructor at craig.nolan@mesacc.edu

EXS215 Resistance Training and Recovery Techniques 3 Credits
Fundamental methods for safe and effective instruction of resistance, functional, and athletic conditioning exercises. Application of foundational principles of physiology and kinesiology. Overview of warm-up, cooldown, and recovery techniques.
A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: EXS101 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35759
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Open

10 of 15
Seats Available

PED101ST Strength Training 1 Credits
Introduction to techniques of basic weight training, concentrating on incorporating an exercise regimen for increased strength. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30987
Dobson Campus
Fitness Center Heap Gym
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Open

10 of 15
Seats Available

Fall Flex Start 2022

EXS255 Program Design: Muscular Fitness and Performance 3 Credits
Advanced principles of muscular fitness, sports performance, and recovery techniques including needs analysis, interpretation of assessment outcomes, and evidence-based program design for healthy and athletic populations. Considerations for special populations and environments also examined.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (EXS125 and EXS146) or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35763
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
09/08/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

11 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 35763 Students may contact instructor at craig.nolan@mesacc.edu

HES106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 0.5 Credits
Basic overview of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Covers choking procedures and the importance, guidelines, and techniques for performing CPR and utilizing an AED. Prerequisites: None.
Students may be required to complete additional practice time and skills assessment based upon skills assessment during the class session (a minimum of one hour within one week of the course, which is within the required contact hours for the course).
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30756
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
10/07/2022 - 10/07/2022
Fr
9:00 AM - 2:40 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

36354
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
11/14/2022 - 11/14/2022
Mo
4:00 PM - 9:40 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36354 Nursing Cohort. For enrollment permission contact julie.freeman@mesacc.edu.

36355
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
11/15/2022 - 11/15/2022
Tu
4:00 PM - 9:40 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36355 Nursing Cohort. For enrollment permission contact julie.freeman@mesacc.edu.

36356
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
11/16/2022 - 11/16/2022
We
4:00 PM - 9:40 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36356 Nursing Cohort. For enrollment permission contact julie.freeman@mesacc.edu.

36357
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
11/17/2022 - 11/17/2022
Th
4:00 PM - 9:40 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36357 Nursing Cohort. For enrollment permission contact julie.freeman@mesacc.edu.

36358
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
11/18/2022 - 11/18/2022
Fr
8:00 AM - 1:40 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36358 Nursing Cohort. For enrollment permission contact julie.freeman@mesacc.edu.

35781
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
12/09/2022 - 12/09/2022
Fr
9:00 AM - 2:40 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

PED101ST Strength Training 1 Credits
Introduction to techniques of basic weight training, concentrating on incorporating an exercise regimen for increased strength. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30747
Dobson Campus
Fitness Center Heap Gym
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open

9 of 15
Seats Available

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