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Health and Human Performance (HHP)

Health and Human Performance (HHP)

130 Individual Sports
An introduction to the rules and techniques of individual sports including tennis, golf and archery. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

136 Introduction to Muscular Fitness
This course is designed to instruct students in anaerobic activities including; free weights, machines and resistance tubes and bands. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

144 Team Sports
An introduction to skills, playing strategy, rules and officiating mechanics of team sports such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, baseball and football. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

145 Rhythmics, Movement, and Games
An introduction to a variety of rhythmic, movement, and game activities that are developmentally appropriate for children, inclusive of those with special needs, and fun for adults. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

149, 249, 349, 449: Selected Topics in Physical Education
This course is designed to provide students opportunities to study specialized topics and timely issues in physical education through the parameters of a class. The topics courses typically provide elective credit in the Physical Education Program, and may be repeated if the topics are different. Courses taught at the 149 level that exposed students to the basic knowledge and vocabulary of the discipline. Courses taught at the 249 level are those in which students are acquiring a knowledge base through the direction of the faculty member. Courses taught at the 349 level are those in which students will begin to apply knowledge and skills from other courses through the completion of instructor-led and independent projects. Courses taught at the 449 level require autonomous completion of tasks based on prior knowledge and skills demonstrating substantial growth in the field.
Prerequisites: will be stipulated in each topics course description.
One to three hours, one to three credits.

153 Cardiorespiratory Activities
Combines sustained endurance exercise. Exercises are designed to condition the heart and lungs, tone muscles, and promote flexibility. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

200 Health and Wellness Concepts
An introduction to the six dimensions of wellness: physical, psychological, spiritual, social, intellectual and environmental. The course content will focus on the health and wellness benefits of an active lifestyle and on healthy decision making. This course fulfills the Liberal Arts Core requirement for an activity course.
Three hours, three credits.

206 Introduction to Athletic Injuries
An introduction to the prevention, care, and evaluation of athletic injuries. Designed to teach a basic understanding of how to manage injuries on and off the field, with a look at special consideration of special injuries that are unique to athletics.
Lab Fee required.
Three hours, three credits.

252 Foundations of Health and Human Performance Professions
An introductory course to the fields of physical education, including the allied fields of health, sports medicine, and exercise science. Professional opportunities will be explored, basic concepts will be addressed, and the history and philosophy of each allied field will be examined.
Three hours, three credits.

300 Responding to Emergencies
This course is designed to educate individuals about their environment and personal habits in order to reduce their risk of injury and illness. The course will provide participants with the ability to recognize emergencies and the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life, minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical help is available. Lab Fee required.
Three hours, three credits.

301 Emergency Response
Designed for a wide variety of individuals with a job-related duty to act in the event of an acute injury or illness. Presents information essential for providing emergency care until more advanced medical personnel arrives.
Three hours, three credits.

305 Rehabilitative Techniques for Athletic Injuries
Advanced study of the prevention, evaluation, and care of athletic injuries with an emphasis on rehabilitation following athletic trauma or surgery.
Prerequisites: BIO 254, HHP 206.
Three hours, three credits.

315 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
A study of the process and procedures of physical fitness evaluation and prescription. Emphasis will be placed on assessment of cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance, and body composition.
Three hours, three credits.

316 Applications of Exercise Assessment and Prescription
Designed to provide practical experience for assessing fitness levels and determining proper exercise programming for all types of individuals. Students will complete a 20 hour practicum and meet with the instructor 1 hour per week in a laboratory session to focus their experiences on important theory and concepts that apply to fitness assessment and prescription.
Co-requisite: HHP 315.
One hour, one credit.

320 Health and Physical Education for Children (Pre-K-6)
A systematic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and evaluating physical education for children. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate content standards/competencies, assessment methods and techniques, adaptive physical education, management, and use of technology.
Three hours, three credits.

321 The Physical Education Experience for Adolescents
A systematic approach to planning, teaching, and evaluating physical education in middle and secondary schools. Emphasis will be placed on national content standards/competencies, evaluative methods and techniques, adaptive physical education, utilization of technology, and promotion of personal fitness/wellness.
Three hours, three credits.

330 Coaching the Athlete
An examination of the basic elements needed for a successful sport program. Emphasis on logistics and preparation.
Three hours, three credits.

332 Strength and Conditioning
Investigates the theories and applied principles of physical training and conditioning as they relate to improvements in flexibility, muscular strength, endurance and power development. This course also examines various aerobic, flexibility and muscular strength and power programs.
Prerequisite: HHP 315.
Three hours, three credits.

338 Motor Learning
Principles and concepts of motor skill acquisition and motor performance.
Three hours, three credits.

340 Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Movement
Study of the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human movement. Emphasis on application of the fundamentals through analysis, assessment, and ultimately improvement of human performance.
Prerequisite: BIO 254.
Three hours, three credits.

345 Sport Psychology
Provides students with an overview of concepts and principles essential to understanding the behavioral aspects of sport and exercise. Emphasis is given to the conceptual frameworks and the applied aspects of performing enhancement, mental skills, exercise behavior and motivation, social factors and psychology of injury. Applications are made to the athlete/participant, exercise leader, and sport coach.
Prerequisite: PSY 201 or PSY 211.
Three hours, three credits.

348 Sports Nutrition
Examines the nutritional needs and requirements of athletes. This course will integrate nutrient metabolism, nutrition science, and exercise physiology as it applies to sport performance, exercise and health.
Prerequisite: BIO 254.
Three hours, three credits.

355 Physiology of Exercise
Lecture and laboratory experiences in the physiological responses related to physical activities and sports training.
Prerequisite: BIO 254.
Three hours, three credits.

356 EKG Interpretation
This course is designed to teach the basic physiology of electrical conduction of the heart, how to interpret changes in EKG waveforms, and recognizing cardiac conditions based on EKG technology. This course will also provide an overview of heart anatomy, function, and neurophysiology.
Prerequisite: BIO 254.
Three hours, three credits.

358 Health Promotion Program Development
Students shall acquire the knowledge and skills to develop fitness and health promotion programs for individuals with a variety of needs. In addition, students will develop an understanding of the procedures necessary to evaluate and contract with vendors who supply health and fitness services.
Three hours, three credits.

400 Advanced Exercise Assessment
Designed to teach students to properly conduct more advanced exercise stress tests and assessment and interpret the results. Students will learn how to work with various testing protocols and learn how to interpret basic changes through laboratory assignments.
Prerequisites: HHP 315 and 356.
Three hours, three credits.

401 Methods for Teaching Health Education
Provides students with an understanding of teaching elementary through secondary school age children and young adults. This course provides the fundamental teaching skills needed for successful teaching in elementary, middle and high school health education.
Three hours, three credits.

402 Organization and Administration of Sport
The study of administrative principles and practices applied specifically to sport, including the management of personnel, programs, and facilities. Emphasis will also be placed on sport organizations and governance in sport at the professional, collegiate, high school, and amateur levels.
Three hours, three credits.

403 Physical Education Assessment Procedures
Provides the skills needed to design, implement and assess an out-come based curriculum in physical and health education. This course focuses on pedagogical assessment, and will include various forms of alternative assessment, such as current technologies, computer-based tools, and student profiles.
Three hours, three credits.

491, 492 Special Topics in Physical Education
This class is designed to teach advanced techniques and information regarding special topics in physical education and exercise science.
One to four credits.

499 Internship
This course provides students the opportunity to integrate previous course work with practical field experience. Students must meet eligibility internship requirements stated in internship manual as well as have 80% of courses completed within selected concentration area. The internship must be approved by program coordinator and be a minimum of 400 hours.
Four credits.