Jeffrey Messer, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science

Office: HW 8 - Room: 828

480-461-7378

480-461-7551 (alt)

Office Hours

Academic support hours will be conducted remotely and will be flexible in order to ensure individualized accommodations for all students. Please initiate contact via CANVAS electronic mail communication and / or an electronic mail communication via jeff.messer@mesacc.edu. A mutually agreeable day / date / time will be identified for any and all desired academic support interactions.

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
Principles of exercise science applied to fitness instruction. Major factors related to the function of the human body will be examined/introduced with an emphasis on exercise physiology and functional anatomy.
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
30050
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

EXS212 Assessment and Program Design: Cardiorespiratory Fitness 2 Credits
Principles of cardiorespiratory fitness training including evaluation of client needs and health, selection and interpretation of safe and effective 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
30155
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2022 - 03/11/2022
TuTh
8:55 AM - 10:15 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 30155 Students may contact instructor at: jeff.messer@mesacc.edu

Class 30155 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.

EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice 3 Credits
Introduction to best practices in the acquisition, analysis, synthesis, and potential application of research in the discipline of exercise science. Specific emphasis on the application of research-based evidence for applied problem solving in exercise science.
Prerequisites: C or better in [(RDG100, or RDG100LL, or RDG111, or RDG112, or RDG113 or District reading placement) and (MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or District math placement) and (ENG101 or ENG107)] or permission of Instructor. EXS101 recommended.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29822
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Spring Flex Start 2022

EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3 Credits
Introductory course that will provide the student with a general overview of the key theories and concepts, professions, and research areas associated with the field of Exercise Science. Educational pathways and career options will also be examined. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30153
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
03/21/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Class Ended

EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
Principles of exercise science applied to fitness instruction. Major factors related to the function of the human body will be examined/introduced with an emphasis on exercise physiology and functional anatomy.
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
28173
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
10:25 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Ended

EXS217 Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Training 3 Credits
Fundamental methods for safe and effective instruction of cardiorespiratory and flexibility training exercises. Application of foundational principles of physiology and kinesiology.
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
34338
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
03/21/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
8:30 AM - 10:15 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 34338 Students may contact instructor at: jeff.messer@mesacc.edu

Summer 2022

EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3 Credits
Introductory course that will provide the student with a general overview of the key theories and concepts, professions, and research areas associated with the field of Exercise Science. Educational pathways and career options will also be examined. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16166
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 07/01/2022

Closed

No Seats Available

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 16166 Students may contact instructor at: jeff.messer@mesacc.edu

EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
Principles of exercise science applied to fitness instruction. Major factors related to the function of the human body will be examined/introduced with an emphasis on exercise physiology and functional anatomy.
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
16167
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 07/01/2022

Open

7 of 20
Seats Available

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 16167 Students may contact instructor at: jeff.messer@mesacc.edu

Fall 2022

EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
Principles of exercise science applied to fitness instruction. Major factors related to the function of the human body will be examined/introduced with an emphasis on exercise physiology and functional anatomy.
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
30468
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

11 of 18
Seats Available

EXS217 Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Training 3 Credits
Fundamental methods for safe and effective instruction of cardiorespiratory and flexibility training exercises. Application of foundational principles of physiology and kinesiology.
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
35761
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Open

11 of 15
Seats Available

EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice 3 Credits
Introduction to best practices in the acquisition, analysis, synthesis, and potential application of research in the discipline of exercise science. Specific emphasis on the application of research-based evidence for applied problem solving in exercise science.
Prerequisites: C or better in [(RDG100, or RDG100LL, or RDG111, or RDG112, or RDG113 or District reading placement) and (MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or District math placement) and (ENG101 or ENG107)] or permission of Instructor. EXS101 recommended.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29668
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

8 of 18
Seats Available

Fall Flex Start 2022

EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3 Credits
Introductory course that will provide the student with a general overview of the key theories and concepts, professions, and research areas associated with the field of Exercise Science. Educational pathways and career options will also be examined. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28785
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Open

13 of 18
Seats Available

EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
Principles of exercise science applied to fitness instruction. Major factors related to the function of the human body will be examined/introduced with an emphasis on exercise physiology and functional anatomy.
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
30853
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
10:25 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

13 of 18
Seats Available

EXS257 Program Design: Cardiorespiratory Fitness 3 Credits
Advanced principles of cardiorespiratory fitness and weight management including needs analysis, interpretation of assessment outcomes, and evidence-based program design for healthy and athletic populations. Considerations for special populations and environments are also examined.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (EXS125 and EXS146) or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35774
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
09/08/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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 35774 Students may contact instructor at jeffrey.messer@mesacc.edu

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