Health, Physical Education and Recreation Course Descriptions

Note: All physical activity courses are graded P or NP, which is GPA neutral, and are excluded from the cumulative retention/graduation GPA. Only four hours of physical activity courses can be counted in the 124 semester hours required for graduation.
1001 MEN'S TEAM SPORTS
Basic skills in soccer, speedball, touch football, basketball, and volleyball.
1021 AEROBICS
Personal fitness course based on aerobic concepts. Exercises designed for cardiovascular wellness as well as for basic muscle toning.
1032 AEROBIC JOGGING
Principles of conditioning with involvement in jogging program.
1113 WELLNESS AND POSITIVE LIFE STYLES
A study involving the integration of principles of health and wellness that expand one's potential to make informed choices about life styles. Lectures with corresponding laboratory experiences are designed to aid students in personal fitness and wellness development.
1121 WOMEN'S TEAM SPORTS
Basic skills in basketball, volleyball, and softball.
1141 SOCIAL AND SQUARE DANCE
American folk dance activities; basic steps, terminology, and decorum of square, round and couple dancing.
1201 MEN'S ELEMENTARY GYMNASTICS
Basic skills in tumbling, vaulting, parallel bars, horizontal bar, and trampoline.
1221 WOMEN'S ELEMENTARY GYMNASTICS
Basic skills, teaching progressions, safety procedures, free exercise and use of gymnastic equipment.
1401 GOLF
Basic skills of golf.
1501 ELEMENTARY TENNIS
Basic skills of tennis.
1601 INTERMEDIATE TENNIS
Continued practice in basic skills with introduction to more advanced strokes and strategy. (Prerequisite: HPER 1501 or permission from instructor)
1701 ELEMENTARY SWIMMING
Levels I, II, and III. American Red Cross. No previous skill required.
1801 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
Review of Levels I-III, continuing through Level VII. American Red Cross. (Prerequisite: HPER 1701 or equivalent skills)
1902 LIFEGUARD TRAINING
American Red Cross certification course including CPR. (Prerequisite: HPER 1801 or equivalent and be able to pass pre-skills test)
1921 WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
Knowledge, skills, and techniques for becoming certified to teach American Red Cross progression courses and water safety courses. (Prerequisite: HPER 1801 or equivalent and be able to pass pre-skills test)
1931 LIFEGUARD TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
Knowledge, skills, and techniques for becoming certified to teach American Red Cross water safety courses and Lifeguarding Today. (Prerequisite: Lifeguarding Certificate)
1941 SCUBA DIVING
Training in skills of SCUBA (self contained underwater breathing apparatus) leading to certification. (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
1951 MODERN DANCE
Basic technique class in modern dance, floor, center work, basic rhythm and movement combinations.
2001 INTERCOLLEGIATE FOOTBALL
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours)
2101 INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours)
2111 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours.)
2201 INTERCOLLEGIATE BASEBALL
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours)
2301 INTERCOLLEGIATE TRACK
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours)
2401 INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours)
2411 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN'S TENNIS
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours.)
2501 INTERCOLLEGIATE GOLF
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours)
2601 WEIGHT TRAINING AND CONDITIONING
Physical conditioning program consisting of weights and jogging.
2651 SPECIALIZED RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
(Subject named in title listing. Course may be repeated under a different subject.)
2662 SURVEY OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION
This course is designed to give the prospective teacher of Physical Education/Health and/or the Recreation specialist an insight into the area of specialization. Personal fitness assessment, trends and issues, and portfolio requirements in the respective programs will be addressed.
2701 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours.)
2752 FIRST AID AND SAFETY
American Red Cross Standard First Aid and adult CPR certification.
2801 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN'S SOFTBALL
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours.)
2901 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Varsity participation. (Five days a week in season. Maximum credit of four hours.)
3113 SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
A study of procedures leading to the solution of health problems found in the school and community.
3142 RECREATION SPORTS PROGRAMS
This course is designed to study the objectives and principles in administering recreational sports programs in schools and in the community. The course offers an exploration and examination of theoretical foundations and basic sport programming skills, methods, and techniques necessary to deliver recreational sports activities within a variety of settings, agencies and/or organizations
3152 CAMP COUNSELING
Organization and administration of camping experiences and the study of counseling techniques.
3242 SPORTS/RECREATION FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
The course is designed to present information regarding management of recreation facilities in the public and private sectors. The course will focus on the facility manager's role and responsibilities.
3252 MOTOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
This course is a study of the development of movement skills in humans form infancy to older adulthood and how differing motor, cognitive, and social abilities affect skill aquisition.
3352 MEASUREMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The course is designed to introduce evaluation techniques applicable to fitness and motor skill development. Procedures and techniques for constructing and utilizing assessment instruments appropriate for fitness and motor skill development as well as for cognitive skills and social abilities are the focus. Emphasis is placed on gathering, recording, interpreting, and reporting assessment date.
3442 KINESIOLOGY
An in-depth study of the human musculoskeletal system; examining each joint, the associated muscles, and the movements produced. Emphasis is given to the application to human movement, to athletic performance, and to injury prevention
3452 APPLIED ANATOMY
Anatomical considerations of skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems.
3462 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course is designed to examine the need for programs adapted for individuals with atypical physical needs and to focus on awareness and knowledge of various types of conditions, symptoms, and characteristics of said individuals. Emphasis is given to the organization and development of programs adapted for individuals with physical challenges.
3473 APPLIED ANATOMICAL KINESIOLOGY
An in-depth study of the human musculoskeletal system; examining each joint, the associated muscles, and the movements produced. Emphasis is given to the application to human movement, to athletic performance, and to injury prevention.
3553 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
Methods and teaching techniques in preparation for teaching physical education to elementary school students.
3652 RECREATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Techniques of group leadership; interpretation of leadership; analysis of problems at various levels; and examination of methods of leadership.
3753 TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING TEAM SPORTS AND GYMNASTICS
Teaching and performance techniques of team sports and gymnastics. Includes but not limited to volleyball, soccer, flag football, softball, track and field, and gymnastics.
3763 TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING LIFETIME ACTIVITIES
Teaching and performance techniques of lifetime activities. Includes but not limited to tennis, golf, dance, camping, backpacking and hiking.
3852 SPORTS RULES AND OFFICIATING
Techniques of officiating football, basketball and baseball. Laboratory work required.
3913 INTERMEDIATE EQUESTRIAN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
(Prerequisite: HPER 3903)
3923 ADVANCED EQUESTRIAN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
(Prerequisite: HPER 3913)
4053 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
Administrative techniques and sound management principles utilized in physical education, intramurals, intercollegiate, and health education programs.
4152 COMMUNITY RECREATION
Study of the scope of recreation, activities appropriate for a community wide program, survey of facilities and opportunities, and planning.
4253 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
This course provides an introduction to the physiological considerations of the human organism in response to physical activity.
4263 ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
This course provides students with an advanced level of understanding of exercise physiology. It emphasizes the acute and chronic effects of exercise on various physiological systems in adults and the integrative nature of these physiological responses. Prerequisite: HPER 4253
4273 EXERCISE TESTING AND PRESCRIPTION
This course introduces the basic knowledge regarding the methodology of exercise testing and exercise prescription. Specific emphasis will be placed on knowledge pertaining to the ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. Successful completion of this course results in having the understanding and skills necessary to administrate excercise testing and prescription in both the commercial and clinical setting. This course is designed for majors who wish to pursue a career in either cardiac rehabilitation or corporate fitness. Content centers on both healthy and special populations with a variety of abilities and disabilities.
4283 HUMAN PERFORMANCE LABORATORY
This course is designed to provide introductory knowledge and experience in collecting and analyzing human physiological data in responseto physical activity and exercise. The knowledge gained in this course is useful to any individual seeking to better comprehend the acute response and chronic adaptation of humans to physiological stress. This course is particularly valuable to students persuing a career in the exercise sciences.
4353 FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Brief history of health and physical education; scientific and philosophic foundations for modern program construction.
4363 FOUNDATIONS OF RECREATION
This course is planned to provide a thorough description of the current scope and organizational practices as well as the historical, sociological, psychological, philosophical and economic aspects of recreation and leisure.
4402 PRINCIPLES OF ATHLETIC COACHING
This course is designed to introduce the coaching/teacher candidate to the basic knowledge needed to be successful in the coaching field. The various responsibilities and roles of head coaches and assistant coaches will be examined.
4413 PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHING
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of developing strength and conditioning programs for diverse populations. Emphasis is placed on designing programs for the development of physiological attributes required for performance of a variety of physical activities.
4502 COACHING FOOTBALL
Basic fundamentals and techniques in coaching the three major areas of football--offense, defense, and the kicking games as well as practice, organization, and game situations.
4512 COACHING BASKETBALL
Methods of coaching individual and team offensive and defensive skills as well as practice, organization, and game situations.
4602 COACHING BASEBALL
Theory of coaching offensive and defensive fundamentals, practice, organization, and game situations.
4612 COACHING TRACK
Basic fundamentals and techniques in coaching all running and field events.
4622 COACHING WOMEN'S TEAM SPORTS
Techniques and experiences in planning and coaching women's basketball, softball and volleyball.
4632 COACHING SOFTBALL
This course examines the basic fundamentals and techniques in coaching offensive and defensive skills as well as planning practices, organizing schedules, hiring officials, planning travel, handling game situations, and investigating strategies in the sport of softball.
4642 COACHING VOLLEYBALL
This course examines the basic fundamentals and techniques in coaching offensive and defensive skills as well as planning practices, organizing schedules, hiring officials, planning travel, handling game situations, and investigating strategies in the sport of volleyball.
4722 COACHING INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
This course examines the techniques, planning, and coaching of individual/lifetime sports.
4802 CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
The course provides instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Clinical education experiences afford hands-on practice and reinforcement of techniques studied (Lab fee)
4813 NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGMENT
This course will explore some of the aspects of weight control; why individuals gain weight, why some individuals need to lose weight, how individuals can lose weight, and how weight loss can be maintained. Metabolism, food consumption, and exercise, as related to weight control, will be considred and discussed.
4823 NUTRITION IN SPORTS
This course examines the study of nutrition as it relates to human energy production, energy substrate utilization during exercise, fitness, and sports performance. Special emphasis is given to energy needs for specific types of physical activity, current theories related to weight gain/loss, the relationships between diet and training for optimal performance, and sports performance enhancing substances.
4833 STRESS MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to introduce various techniques utilized to successfully manage stress. Information about stress, anger management, relaxation techniques, and coping skills is included.
4842 PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT
This course is designed to introduce the history and evolution of sports psychology. The course identifies various personality traits and the impact these traits have on sport performance. Specific traits of aggression, confidence, and anxiety will be investigated. The course also addresses the dynamics involved in the structure of a team.
4852 FITNESS FOR LIFE
The course is designed to investigate nutrition, weight training, and aerobic activities as components of a healthy lifestyle. The intent of the course is to persuade students to engage in healthy living for a lifetime.
4903 METHODS AND MEDIA IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
A theory and practice course focusing on organizational and instructional techniques, discipline strategies, and class management. (Will not count toward a major or minor in Physical Education.) (Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education)
4954 SUPERVISED RECREATIONAL FIELD WORK
Work experiences in recreational programs. (Departmental permission required)
4963 PRACTICUM
The practicum is intended to provide the opportunity to apply and expand the knowledge and skills learned in the academic program with actual clients/consumers, to promote the development of self-evaluation and problem solving skills, and to aquaint students with different career/practicum opportunities that exist within the field of Exercise Science.
4970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Individualized project selected in consultation with the professor. (Departmental permission required.)
4980 SEMINAR
(Departmental permission required)
4990 RESEARCH
Independent research designed in consultation with the professor. (Departmental permission required)
5003 SPORT AND SOCIETY
Review and analysis of sociological phenomena related to sport.
5053 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS IN SPORTS
A study of research methodology and literature related to sport. The course is designed to develop correct application of research methods and statistical process decision-making relative to continuous improvement in coaching and sport management.
5103 ADMINISTRATION OF ATHLETICS
Problems, policies, and procedures involved in the administration of athletics.
5113 SPORT MANAGEMENT, FINANCES AND FUND RAISING
This course is designed to study the management, financing, marketing and sponsorships of sport programs.
5123 FACILITY PLANNING AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
A study in the planning and developing of sport facilities as well as event management.
5203 ADVANCED MEASUREMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Study of standardized tests, construction of tests, and a survey of research studies.
5303 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
A study of current issues involving philosophical and administrative issues in physical education and sport.
5403 SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF MOTOR SKILLS
Research implications relating to the application of learning theories to the teaching of motor skills.
5503 MOVEMENT EDUCATION
History, overview, and program planning. Emphasizes movement as the basis for learning.
5603 LEGAL ASPECTS
Legal aspects of sport administration, coaching, and teaching physical education. Topics include the analysis of legal issues such as liability, negligence, risk management, tort law, and application of sport law.
5703 PROBLEMS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
A survey of current health education problems with in depth coverage of major topics.
5753 SPORT NUTRITION
The study of nutrition as it relates to human energy production, utilization during exercise, fitness, and sports performance. Special emphasis is given to energy needs for specific types of physical activity, current theories related to weight gain/loss, the relationships between diet and training for optimum performance, and sports performance enhancing substances.
5803 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Overview of adapting programs for individuals with atypical physical needs and of the role of adapted programs in meeting individual needs.
5843 ADVANCED DEVELOP OF STRENGTH &CONDITIONING PROGRAM
The theoretical and practical applications of strength training and conditioning. Special emphasis is given to the development of sport and event specific strength and conditioning programs, sports specific performance demands, and individual performance optimization. Programs shall be based upon the performance requirements associated with musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and nutritional recommendations.
5853 BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT TECHNIQUES
Applies the principles and mechanics of motion to a variety of physical activities. Fundamental movements necessary for the successful execution of a variety of techniques.
5863 SKILLS, TECHNIQUES, AND STRATEGIES FOR COACHING
Methods of teaching sport skills in a variety of sports. The purpose is to promote athletes' growth, development, and learning in all areas of sports. A study of the trends and issues related to the development and maintenance of athletic abilities in a variety of sports.
5873 ADVANCED CARE AND TREATMENT OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
Recognizing and caring for sport injuries. Examining purposes and procedures for adequate care of injured athletes. An advance investigation into Health Care Administration, Legal Liability, Care, Prevention and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries.
5903 ADVANCED THEORY OF COACHING FOOTBALL
Advanced offensive and defensive techniques and game strategies in football.
5953 ADVANCED THEORY OF COACHING BASKETBALL
Individual skills and their incorporation into game strategy. Comparative examination of offenses and defenses.
5960 DIRECTED READINGS
Individualized study selected in consolation with the professor. (Prerequisite: Permission required)
5990 RESEARCH
Independent investigation designed in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: permission required)