Human Performance & Movement Science (HP/HPEX/HPPE)
This course is designed to examine the historical perspectives and contemporary issues that have shaped the physical education, recreation, and sport professions. The course also introduces professional best practices in physical education, recreation and sport such as the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
Candidates must pass a swimming competency test given on the first day of class. If certification is desired, there will be an additional fee. This course provides an opportunity for students to acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Lifeguard Trainig. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail.
Develops skill and knowledge related to beginning level postures, breath work, and simple meditation techniques. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail.
Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Golf. There will be an additional greens fee. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail.
First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer procedures for certification. If certification is desired, there will be an additional fee. Graded Pass/Fail.
Course highlights coachs role and application of interdisciplinary knowledge from psychology, sociology, and physiology toward development of the individual or team for athletic performance. An understanding of sport psychology, legal liability, teaching skills, daily and seasonal planning, physical training methods, and integration of the whole individual and team is emphasized.
Study of a selected topic in physical education. May be repeated as topics change.
The student completes a written research project under supervision of a HPMS faculty member who, in consultation with the Deans Office determines the credit value. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
A lecture-lab experience focused on mechanical principles in the study of human movement. Expanding on the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems to gain an understanding of basic motor patterns, using qualitative & quantitative analysis exercise and sport movements.
The study of physiological principles and adaptations to exercise and physical activity. Focuses on the scientific evaluation and understanding of immediate and long-term effects of exercise on the human body. Emphasis placed on the muscular, cardiovascular, endocrine, and respiratory systems. Lecture and labs.
This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the complexities of Sport Management. The scope of this class includes definitions, basic theories, organizational structure, leadership skills, sport marketing, facility and event management, sport law, sport ethics, sport finance.Cross-listed with MGT-307.
An introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiology and their applicability in the field of Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Students will examine factors governing health and disease. Students will be expected to critically interpret the epidemiologic literature relevant to health professionals and active populations.
An in-depth discussion of primary mechanisms, physiological mechanisms, the inflammatory process & pathophysiology associated with sport injuries & medical conditions. Students gain an understanding of the relevant pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics & recommended physical activity used in the treatment of conditions associated with health promotion and disease prevention relevant to an active population.
An introduction to Sports Nutrition, including digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food nutrients; Bioenergetics in training; optimal nutrition for sports and exercise; thermoregulation and fluid balance; body composition, weight control, and disordered eating.
This course provides an overview of legal principles and ethical issues in sport and recreation. The course is designed to help future managers develop a legal and ethical decision-making process for a career in sport and recreation. Topics discussed include morality, professional code of ethics, tort law, contract law, etc.
A supervised experience that provides an opportunity for students to gain experience and practical knowledge within the sport or recreational environment. All PE Major-CYPAS Option students must have current certification in Adult and Child CPR & AED.
Introduction to the principles of organizational structure within sport organizations, examines the principles, guidelines, and recommendations for the planning and management appropriate to sports programs, ranging from colleges to ultramodern fitness centers.
This course moves beyond use of literature for evidence-based practice to development of an original research study. Quantitative and qualitative study designs are critically examined. Students apply univariate and bivariate analyses to answer research questions. Students experience the research process from question development through results interpretation first-hand via class activities. Prerequisite HP-340, or permission of instructor.
A supervised experience designed for the advanced student to gain additional experience and practical knowledge within an exercise-related facility or within the sport or recreational environment. PE Major and EXS Major must have current certification in Adult and Child CPR & AED.
A supervised experience that provides an opportunity for the advanced student to apply their knowledge and skills within their selected environment: youth fitness or sport and recreation environment. All PE Major-CYPAS Option students must have current certification in Adult and Child CPR & AED.
Study of a selected topic in Human Performance & Movement Science at an advanced level. May be repeated as topics change.
Advanced independent study. The student completes a written research project under supervision of an HPMS faculty member who, in consultation with the dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, determines the credit value. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits.
An introduction to the field of Exercise Science, and to fundamental exercise training techniques. Topics covered include introduction to the field and careers of Exercise Science, appropriate cardiovascular exercise guidelines, the effect of physical activity on health, introduction to resistance training exercises and guidelines, resistance and plyometric training technique, and overall benefits of exercise.
The principles of exercise testing in all five components of Health Related Fitness, using nationally accepted assessment tools and standards. Designing and implementing exercise programs based on testing results for apparently healthy adults and those with chronic conditions.
Examination and application of strength training and conditioning principles to enhance individual fitness and sport performance. Students develop skills in strength trainig, conditioning, and exercise leadership to improve individual and group fitness levels. National certification preparation is emphasized.
Provides a field experience in strength and conditioning in a sport program designed to give the student an opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate selected group fitness activities, practice sessions & conditioning programs.
Designed to provide students with a practical setting to apply the knowledge and skill learned throughout the Exercise Science program. Students will practice testing, planning, and facilitating exercise programs for individuals as well as groups.
A research based capstone course intended to allow students to research, present, and discuss current topics within the health, performance, fitness,and nutrition fields.
Explores contemporary issues in education, the work of teachers, and the role of physical education in public schools. Examines historical events that have influenced physical education as a profession. Introduces the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Designed for students who intend to major in Physical Education, Teacher Certification option.
Basic concepts and instructional techniques for teaching Team Games & Sport to include (but not limited to): softball, floor hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball and flag football. Analysis of motor skill performance and feedback. Teaching emphasis on planning, progression, lesson organization, and application of tactics and strategy to team play.
Basic concepts & instructional techniques for teaching outdoor & lifetime activities to include (but not limited to): tennis, pickleball, badminton, golf, bowling, outdoor adventure & seasonal activities. Analysis of motor skill performance & feedback. Teaching emphasis on planning, progression, lesson organization, & application of how to manage risks & safety outdoors.
Basic concepts and instructional techniques for teaching fundamental movement & rhythmic activities to include (but not limited to): locomotor, manipulative, and stability skills. Analysis of fundamental movement patterns and feedback. Teaching emphasis planning, progression, and application of developmentally appropriate movement & rhythmic activities. Lecture-Laboratory Course.
Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach selected rhythmic activities. Teaching emphasis on cueing.
Develops skills and knowledge related to concepts and assessment of health-related fitness in a physical education setting. Teaching emphasis on leading warmup.
Develops skill and knowledge to teach health-related fitness concepts and activities in a physical education setting. Teaching emphasis will be on demonstrative/explanation of a fitness concept and transition to activity with individual feedback, with use of technology.
Basic concepts, instructional techniques for teaching, assessing health-related concepts, developmentally appropriate activities to children & youth to include (but not limited to): components of fitness, basic training principles, & physiological basis for how physical activity influences bodys systems. Teaching emphasis on planning, progression, lesson organization, & use of appropriate technology. Prerequisite HPPE-235, HPPE-245 or permission of instructor.
Develops basic knowledge and skills to provide safe outdoor and leisure activities appropriate in a physical education and physical activity settings.
Develops skill and knowledge needed to play and teach invasion games. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill.
Develops skill and knowledge needed to play and teach net and wall games. Teaching emphasis on demonstrtion/explanation of basic skill and transition to skill practice with group feedback.
Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach fielding/striking and target games. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill and transition to skill practice with individual feedback.
Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach educational gymnastics. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill and transition to skill practice with individual feedback. Prerequites: Physical Education major or permission of instructor.
Developmental characteristics and needs in relation to physical education and curriculum planning. Emphasis on the development of effective teaching skills including planning and preparation the classroom environment (classroom management and interpersonal relationships), instruction, and professional responsibilities.
Treats legal issues and the concept of inclusion as they apply to the physical educator, and physical activity leader. Motor and perceptual motor development, screening/assessment, and programming. Adaptation of physical education and sport activities to meet special needs of students. Individual child work included.
Overviews the purpose of evaluation in K-12 physical education programs. Program standards and various methods of evaluation are examined. Emphasis is placed on designing effective assessment tools that are aligned with program objectives as well as methods for using and reporting results.
Provides an opportunity for students to plan, teach, and evaluate Physical Education lessons and units at the elementary school level, apply knowledge of elementary school children, and understand the role of Physical Education within the school curriculum. Current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED required. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPPE-376.
Provides an opportunity for students to plan, teach, and evaluate Physical Education lessons and units at the secondary school level, apply knowledge of secondary school students, and understand the role of Physical Education within the school curriculum. Proof of current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPPE-375.
Full-time placement in a elementary physical education setting. Supervision provided by college supervisor and field-based professional toward mastery of principles, attitudes, and techniques for successful teaching. Proof of current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED. Graded Pass/Fail.
Full-time placement in a secondary physical education setting. Supervision provided by college supervisor and field-based professional toward mastery of principles, attitudes, and techniques for successful teaching. Proof of current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED. Graded Pass/Fail.
Issues faced by physical education professionals in schools including but not limited to school policies and procedures, behavior management, record keeping, assessing student performance, student equity, collaboration, technology, advocacy, professional development, licensure, job search, interview skills.
The purpose of this course is to present an interdisciplinary approach to sport which will challenge students to critically reflect and discuss sport from psychological and sociological perspectives. The central focus of the course is to understand how these perspectives and experiences interconnect our personal and societal viewpoints of sport today.
This interdisciplinary course will explore outdoor recreational leadership qualities, styles, and group dynamics from multiple perspectives (physical education/communication). Additional focus on experiential learning and examinations of selected program activities; develop, lead, and evaluate activities based on varying participant requirements; and earn a Leave No Trace certification.
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding why only some people participate in physical activity. Students reflect on past and current experiences, examine psychological theories of motivation, and investigate the exercise high. Neurogenesis as the mechanism for cognitive and emotional benefits is explored. Students develop strategies for increasing exercise motivation in others.
Students acquire knowledge and skills for heart rate-based training, and practice multiple methods of improving cardiorespiratory fitness. Students learn to monitor exercise intensity and adapt exercise to different interests and abilities. This course is useful for improving personal fitness and for developing skills for exercise programming.
Students acquire knowledge and skills for increasing muscular strength, endurance and size. Students learn proper form and safe use of resistance equipment. Evidence-based methods are taught and practiced. This course is useful for improving personal fitness and for developing skills for exercise programming.
Students will acquire knowledge and mental skills for reducing the effects of stress and anxiety on the muscles in the body. Students will be guided through mind to body and body to mind relaxation training techniques for ideal activation levels. This course is useful for improving personal health.
Students acquire knowledge and skills for improving joint range of motion and flexibility. Evidence-based methods of improving musculoskeletal mobility are presented. Students practice techniques for stretching, self-massage, myofascial release, and postural alignment. This course is useful for improving personal fitness and for developing skills for exercise programming.
An introduction to human physiology and the epidemiological evidence in regards to physical activitys relationship with hypokinetic diseases including Cardiovascular Disease, Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Stroke, Cancer, Obesity and Mental Health. The course will integrate course content, epidemiological research review, and critical thinking to interpret physiological information concerning the human body adaptations due to physical activity on overall human health.