Health and Physical Education

 

Health and Physical Education Courses

HPE

050

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credit hours to be arranged

See Independent Study Program, Section II.

HPE

070

INTERNSHIP

Credit hours to be arranged

See Internship Program, Section II.

HPE

259,359,459

FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATION

Credit hours to be arranged

See FSC Program, Section II.

HPE

110W

PERSONAL WELLNESS

One-half credit hour

Course designed as a computer course that includes a comprehensive health risk assessment, nutrition, dietary assessment and other aspects of personal wellness as developed especially for the course. Required of all students for completion of HPE core. Graded S-U.

HPE 131W, 132W, 133W, 141W

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES/DANCE TECHNIQUE

One-half to one credit hour

These courses deal with the development of skills and knowledge of sport, dance, fitness, and other movement activities. Courses are designed for one-half or one credit hour depending on the nature and skill level of the activity. Some courses may be offered on a minimester schedule while others are offered for a full semester. No course may be repeated for credit except at a more advanced level. All courses are open to both men and women. Specific courses are listed in the course schedule for each term.

HPE

150W

LIFETIME LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Two credit hours

This course provides practice and methods for participating in lifetime leisure activities.  Students enrolled in this course will be exposed to various activities providing knowledge and application of skills enabling students to participate in activities for a lifetime.  Includes activities such as walking, jogging, golf, tennis, outdoor activities, racquetball, bicycling, dance, and disc golf.

HPE

151W

TEAM GAMES

Two credit hours

This course provides practice and methods for participating in, officiating, and observing various team games.  Students will be exposed to the skills, tactics, officiating procedures, and overall participation requirements for various team games.  Includes games/sports such as volleyball, basketball, team handball, flag football, soccer, ultimate, and softball.

HPE

152W

FITNESS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Two credit hours

This course provides practice and methods for participating in physical activity and fitness activities.  Students will be exposed to various activities providing the necessary components for leading to a healthy and active lifestyle.  Instruction and assessment of fitness based activities appropriate for lifelong health and fitness will be provided.  Includes activities such as aerobic fitness, strength/resistance training, health-related concepts and use of technology.  

HPE

170

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Three credit hours

This course provides a comprehensive overview of public health as well as in-depth reviews of specific topics.  Beginning with a historical overview students will explore major public health issues such as polio, cholera, and yellow fever epidemics.  Students will be introduced to the concepts of measuring and evaluating the health of populations, principles of communicable disease, environmental and occupational health, economics of health, and the role of public health workers in society.    

HPE

173

GLOBAL HEALTH

Three credit hours

This course provides and introduction to epidemiological, political, behavioral, sociological, cultural, and medical dimensions in the field of international health.  Coverage includes problems concerning both developed and developing countries, but the emphasis is on problems confronting developing countries.  Population-based public health approaches to solving international health problems will be introduced.  Topics include historical perspectives, health indicators, the role of culture and behavior, communicable and no communicable diseases, malnutrition, obesity, environmental health and population issues, the health of women and children, mental health, world health systems, and future issues in international health.

HPE

175

EPIDEMIOLOGY: MEASURING HEALTH AND DISEASE

Three credit hours

Epidemiology is the basic science of disease prevention and plays major roles in the development and evaluation of public policy as well as in social, political, and legal arenas. Used together with laboratory research, it identifies environmental and genetic risk factors for disease and pathogenesis.  This course provides an introduction to the field; students will learn basic principles, methods, approaches, and uses of epidemiology.  Students will apply principles learned to actual public health questions.

HPE

182

INTRODUCTORY PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Declared AT Major and HPE 202 or concurrent enrollment in HPE 202

This course is designed to be an introduction to the principal and fundamental skills of athletic training. This introductory practicum course will provide students with exposure to the daily activities within the athletic training room clinical setting. Students will learn and apply fundamental athletic training skills while developing problem solving and critical thinking, as it relates to role of athletic trainers as healthcare providers. The course is designed to be in alignment with the second semester observation phase of the Athletic Training Education Program selection process. Students are required to fulfill 35 clinical hours as a component of the course.

HPE

201

ORIENTATION TO HPE

One credit hour

Note: Designed for students majoring/minoring or considering a HPE major/minor.

A survey course designed to introduce the nature of study, interrelationships, and career options related to academic disciplines and programs associated with physical education, health education, sport management, dance, and the areas of study included in sports medicine and exercise science. Recommended to be taken in the freshman or sophomore year.

HPE

202

PRINCIPLES OF ATHLETIC TRAINING

Two credit hours

This is the introductory course in athletic training that exposes the new students to the profession. The duties of the athletic trainer are discussed in relationship to the current job settings of the profession. Care and prevention of athletic injuries are presented along with basic practical experience in preventative taping, injury assessment and treatment. Students are also introduced to the administrative skills required for a successful athletic training program.

HPE

205

FIRST AID & SAFETY EDUCATION

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: Must be declared HPEA, HPEE, or HPES Major

Note: Additional administrative/certification fee required.

Recognizing various types of illnesses, emergency and stress situations and the ability to care for an injured person until professional help arrives are among the topics explored in this course. Emphasis is also given to rendering psychological first aid, developing splinting, bandaging and transportation proficiency. Also includes building an awareness of accident problems and ways to prevent potential accidents in the home, school, industrial or recreational environment. HPE 205 is not applicable to the HPE Core requirement.

HPE

206

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Two credit hours

This course is an introduction to the field of medical terminology, the language of the medical profession and its allied health professions. Emphasis is on understanding basic medical terms and how they are used in communicating, documenting and reporting patient care procedures. Practical applications are provided by exercises and medical record analyses.

HPE

207W

NUTRITION FOR DAILY LIVING

Three credit hours

An introduction to the study of basic nutrition including macro and micronutrients. Course focuses on nutrition for healthy individuals throughout the stages of the life cycle with emphasis on personal diet planning.

HPE

208

EMERGENCY CARE TECHNIQUES FOR ATHLETIC TRAINERS 

One credit hour

Prerequisite: HPE 205 or concurrent enrollment in HPE 205 with consent of instructor. Course is open only to majors in athletic training or prior consent of the Athletic Training Education Program Director.

Course is designed to include content and procedures related to advanced emergency care techniques needed by athletic trainers. Emphasis is given to on field management of acute injuries.

HPE

209

RESEARCH DESIGN & STATISTICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION & EXERCISE SCIENCE

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: MTH 136 readiness

This course is designed to acquaint students with the study and principles of qualitative and quantitative research methods; the application of research principles to health and human performance; the understanding of proper research design especially as it might relate to human subjects; and procedures to ensure ethical treatment of subjects.  Furthermore, students will have working knowledge of basic statistics to determine appropriate testing parameters and interpretation of analysis using SPSS software upon completion of this course.

HPE

210W

SUSTAINABLE FOOD & NUTRITION CHOICES

Two credit hours

This course explores the links between nutrition and food and agricultural factors and the impact of these on the environment and human health.  Students will be introduced to the concept of local and global food systems (production, processing, and distribution of food in order to obtain nutrients).  Topics to be covered include:  consequences of chemical contamination of food and food safety; issues of quality and quantity of drinking water; causes, effects, and solutions to malnutrition; issues and implications of global obesity; effects of food biotechnology on health; and options for sustainable dietary practices.

HPE

211W

NUTRITION FOR THE ATHLETE

Three credit hours

This course studies the scientific basis for sports nutrition and how it can be used to optimize performance. Emphasis will be on nutritional concepts related to the daily training, diet, and precompetition meal, energy utilization in exercise and recovery, body composition, use of nutrient supplements and ergogenic aids as well as the special needs of athletes.

HPE

216W

FAMILY RELATIONS

Three credit hours

A study of the developmental stages of family life from marriage through child bearing to the elderly years. Functions of families in America are studied, along with roles and interrelationships of family members, with emphasis on crises faced by families.

HPE

218W

CONSUMER ISSUES

Two credit hours

Course involves the study of consumer issues affecting individuals and families. With special attention to consumer issues in health and wellness, the course focuses on consumer alternatives in the market place, consumer legislation, and the rights and responsibilities of the consumer.

HPE

221W

PERSONAL HEALTH

Three credit hours

The study of the health problems and concerns of young adults in America today. Although normally selected by members of the class, topics of study usually include stress management and emotional health, chemical dependency, sexual responsibility, nutrition, fitness, heart disease, cancer and the communicable diseases including the STDs and AIDS. With the focus on prevention, students are encouraged to make lifestyle choices conducive to lifelong wellness.

HPE

222W

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Three credit hours

A study of health problems affecting entire populations, particularly environmental pollution and toxic wastes, communicable disease control, and the health risks of community living. The course surveys how community action works to reduce such risks, while investigating the crisis in health care, particularly mental health care and the role of public health agencies in the business of health promotion and disease prevention.

HPE

223

THE HISTORY OF SPORT

Two credit hours

Sport Management majors only.

This course offers a study of history of American and International Professional, Recreational and Collegiate Sport. Primary areas of study include the historical significance of past events and how they have shaped the present development of professional, collegiate and recreational sports.

HPE

227

PRINCIPLES OF COACHING

Two credit hours

An introductory level course for those students preparing to enter a coaching career or be involved in the management and organization of an athletic program. Through the course the student will develop guidelines and principles helpful in organizing a successful athletic program. The course will emphasize an awareness of the demands of the coaching profession and explore issues and ethical considerations significant to coaching. Course will also include a review of requirements for the completion of a minor in athletic coaching, particularly as related to enrollment in HPE 070, internship in coaching.

HPE

230

PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Teacher Education Major (HPE or EDU) or consent of instructor

A study of the characteristics of children ages three through eight and prekindergarten through grade three with implications for the selection, adaptation, and teaching of appropriate movement and rhythmic activities. The focus of the course is the understanding of such concepts as basic movement, movement exploration, perceptual motor skills, developmental movement, rhythmic development, and the integration of movement and rhythmics into other areas of the early childhood school curriculum.

HPE

232

PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Teacher Education Major (HPE or EDU) or consent of instructor

Designed to provide students experience in the theory and practice of teaching middle and high school physical education.  Students will analyze and apply developmentally appropriate content for physical education in grades 6-8 and 9-12.  Students will design and implement lesson plans and assessments appropriate for middle and high school physical education.

HPE

233

SPORT IN SOCIETY

Three credit hours

Cross-listed with SOC 250. Sport Management majors only.

This course is designed to encourage students to critically analyze how sport relates to general features of social relations and to provide insight into the institutional arrangements and cultural values of US society. The course is framed by a critical evaluative perspective, which provides opportunities for students to examine how social class, ethnicity, race and gender relations contour sport practices. The underlying assumption of the course is that sport practices can both reproduce and transform dominant ideologies and stereotypes existing in US society.

HPE

243

Introduction to Sport Management

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201 or concurrent enrollment in HPE 201 or consent of instructor

This course is designed to be the foundation or introductory course for sport management majors. The historical development of sport management as a profession and as an academic discipline is traced. The diverse variety of opportunities in sport management is presented. Selected functional areas of contemporary sport management are surveyed relative to supervisory responsibilities of the sport management professional.

HPE

245

HEALTH BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Three credit hours

Introduction to key health behavior change theories and psychosocial determinants of health behaviors. Laboratory emphasis on communication, leadership, and group-process activities related to health behavior change theories and practices.

HPE

250

Sport Management Explorations

One credit hour

Prerequisite: HPE 243, Sport Management Majors only.

This course is designed to give the sport management major student an opportunity to observe, experience and procure information in a sport working environment early in the students program of study.

HPE

263

SPECIAL TOPIC SEMINAR

Credits to be arranged

HPE

270

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH PROMOTION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 170, HPE 173, HPE 175 or permission of instructor

This course will introduce the student to comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective health promotion strategies, policies, and programs.  Through the consideration of the influences on health such as high risk behaviors and socio-economic factors, students will learn to develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion and education programs for specific populations.

HPE

271

PUBLIC HEALTH COLLOQUIUM I

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Public Health major or minor and sophomore standing

This course enhances learning from the required and elective public health coursework and allows students an opportunity for socialization into the field.  Meeting together, students from all three levels will meet to examine current issues in public health through journal articles, grand rounds, case studies, and guest speakers.

HPE

274

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Three credit hours

This course will provide an overview of how human habits impact the environment, which, in turn, influences health.  Included is a historical background bout measures that have been implemented to conserve and preserve the environment as a public health effort, and information regarding laws and policy designed to prevent environmental health issues.

HPE

275

INFECTIOUS DISEASE & EPIDEMICS

Three credit hours

This course is devoted to the methods required to study infectious disease and outbreak investigations.  It will provide the opportunity for the student to apply basic principles of epidemiology in real-life examples and case studies such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, Lyme disease, food-borne contagions, sexually transmitted diseases, and hemorrhagic fever outbreaks.

HPE

281

PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING I

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the ATEP

This course is designed to assist the second year Athletic Training Education student in understanding the connection between classroom instruction and clinical education while developing foundational behaviors of professional practice. Specific focus will be on athletic training standard operating procedures as well acute care of injury and illness with a focus on evidence-based practice. 

Clinical hours, evaluations, and completion of specific competencies as mandated by the program’s accreditation are required components to the course.

HPE

282

PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING II

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the ATEP

This course is designed to assist the second year Athletic Training Education student in understanding the connection between classroom instruction and clinical education while developing foundational behaviors of professional practice. Specific focus will be on the introductory psychomotor proficiencies as well as clinical examination and diagnosis with a focus on evidence-based practice. 

Clinical hours, evaluations, and completion of specific competencies as mandated by the program’s accreditation are required components to the course.

HPE

301W

SPORT EXERCISE CONDITIONING AND PROGRAM DESIGN

Three credit hours

The course will study the importance of physical fitness in sport.  It will cover the basic principles of strength and cardiovascular conditioning related to creating aerobic and strength training programs to physically train individuals for peak performance.  Lab sessions will be included.

HPE

302

PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: BIO 203L and BIO 204L

A study of the human body’s responses to the stress of physical exercise. Topics covered include metabolic, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and pulmonary adjustments to acute and chronic exercise.

HPE

303

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: BIO 203L and BIO 204L

A study of the human body's responses to the stress of physical exercise. Topics include metabolic, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and pulmonary responses and adjustments to acute and chronic exercises.

HPE

304

HEALTH AND FITNESS ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Requires completion of HPE 303 and declared HPES major or approval of Program Coordinator.

This practicum course provides the opportunity for Exercise Science students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired through their programs of study in an intentional and focused manner as prescribed by accreditation standards. In addition, the students will enhance skills in assessment and EKG practical skills. A planned, supervised and evaluated practical experience that is relevant to the student's program is an essential component of an exercise science professional degree program. This opportunity can take place in a variety of agencies or organizations. Each program customizes practicum requirements to meet students' needs.

HPE

305

LOWER EXTREMITY EVALUATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 202 and BIO 203L

This course is a study of the anatomical structures of the lower extremities as it relates to normal

surface anatomy and injury pathology including bony landmarks, ligamentous tissue and

musculotendinous structures. Students will also gain an understanding of the procedures governing the care and treatment of injuries as they relate to the lower extremities. Additional topics will include learning general orthopedic assessment skills, injury nomenclature, diagnostic techniques, and the evaluation of posture and gait. Laboratory experience is designed to demonstrate the application of various evaluation techniques and tools utilized in diagnosing lower extremity dysfunction.

HPE

306

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: BIO 203L, HPE 202, and concurrent enrollment in HPE 306L

This course is a study of the various therapeutic modalities used in the treatment and care of injuries throughout the healing process. The principles and theories, the physiological responses, and various application methods of therapeutic modalities will be studied. Concurrent enrollment in the laboratory section of HPE 306L is required.

HPE

306L

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES LAB

One credit hour

Prerequisite: BIO 203L, HPE 202, and concurrent enrollment in HPE 306

A laboratory allowing for structured activities covering therapeutic modalities used in the care and treatment of the physically active. Exposure to the physiological effects of these modalities will reinforce the didactic segment of the HPE 306 course which prepares students to become clinicians rather than technicians.

HPE

307

UPPER EXTREMITITY EVALUATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 202, HPE 305 and BIO 203L

This course is a study of the anatomical structures of the upper extremities as it relates to normal

surface anatomy and injury pathology including bony landmarks, ligamentous tissue and

musculotendinous structures. Students will also gain an understanding of the procedures governing the care and treatment of injuries as they relate to the upper extremities, head, spine, thorax and abdominal regions. Laboratory experience is designed to demonstrate the application of various evaluation techniques and tools utilized in diagnosing upper extremity dysfunction.

HPE

308

ATHLETIC TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 202 and junior/senior standing or consent of the instructor

A course designed to study the management and administration of athletic training programs in clinical, high school, University, professional and industrial settings. Facility requirements and development will be discussed along with personnel requirements and hiring. Time will be spent on the maintenance and utilization of medical records, liability and insurance requirements. Laws and practices related to pharmacology and the application of pharmacological concepts will also be examined. Standards and emergency operating procedures will be covered as will public relations and the use of computers and information technology in an athletic training environment. This course will be offered in alternate years.

HPE

309

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 202, HPE 305, HPE 307 and BIO 203L

This course is a study of the principles and application of therapeutic exercise. The course content will focus on the components of a physical restoration program, including determinants of therapeutic goals, selection of modalities and exercise, methods of recording progress and development of criteria for progression.

HPE

310

GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS IN ATHLETES

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: BIO 203L, BIO 204L

This course is designed to teach students in the recognition, evaluation, care and proper referral of general medical conditions and illnesses that affect the physically active. The course provides students with hands-on opportunities in the evaluation of the various bodily systems, pharmacology and the use of the otoscope, ophthalmoscope, and other diagnostic instruments commonly used by athletic trainers.

HPE

312W

SUBSTANCE ABUSE/CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

Two credit hours

Drug use remains a major problem in our communities and in our schools. This course will study the problem. Students will be exposed to many of the difficulties created by alcohol and drug abuse, the complexities of dependency and recovery, and will learn prevention strategies.

HPE

315

FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION

Three credit hours

A study of the purpose, scope and nature of health education through consideration of the philosophical and behavioral perspectives of the field.  A search for and development of principles guiding the operation of health education in the schools, the community, and in public health agencies.  Historical foundations and healthy school environments are studied as components of the total school health program.

HPE

318

TEACHING METHODS IN HEALTH EDUCATION

Three credit hours

A study of the various teaching strategies effective in health promotion, featuring a survey of facilitation methodology and skills, and a look at the teaching behaviors conducive to learner achievement in health education.

HPE

319W

CHILD IN THE FAMILY

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 216W or junior/senior standing

A study of the factors involved in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language development of children through age six. The home environment and other factors (e.g. childcare centers, family day care, and community support) important to the total development of children are emphasized. Practical applications to solve problems or to deal with day-to-day issues facing families with young children are explored. This course will be offered in alternate years.

HPE

320W

PARENTING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 216W or junior/senior standing

A study of the issues pertaining to parenting in America, including cultural, social, and familial influences on the child and family. Includes observation and practical experiences with young children in a childcare facility. This course will be offered in alternate years.

HPE

321

ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Two credit hours

A study of special programming for individuals with perceptual-cognitive-motor problems. Consideration is given to awareness, diagnosis and adaptations in methodology for those people who are physically challenged or have special needs.

HPE

323

OUTDOOR RECREATION & EDUCATION

Two credit hours

The course is designed to introduce the fundamental principles, practices, and applications of outdoor recreation and education. International, national, state, and local outdoor recreation/education programs will be examined, including associated career opportunities. The course includes development of instructional materials and resources and will include active participation in selected outdoor recreation and education experiences.

HPE

324

COMMUNITY RECREATION

Two credit hours

The course is designed to include a study of recreation needs and opportunities and a survey of public, private, and commercial recreation programming. Content will emphasize the value of recreational and leisure time pursuits. Career opportunities in the recreation professions will be explored.

HPE

327

COACHING

Two credit hours

Strategy, techniques and coaching methods in competitive baseball, basketball, football, track and field, and volleyball are studied. Separate course are offered in the various sports; some coaching courses may be offered less frequently than once a year.

HPE

330

HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing or consent of instructor

A study of human sexuality in relation to oneself and others, this course explores sexual behavior and its impact on sexual health. The principle of sexual responsibility is a central theme guiding the development of decision-making skills leading to risk reduction and the prevention of unwanted intimacy, unwanted pregnancy, and disease. In addition to learning the content of sex education, students will practice and evaluate teaching strategies designed for effective Family Life Education.

HPE

340

PROGRAM ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE major or minor AND junior/senior standing or consent of instructor

A course designed to study the organization and administration of school, intramural and recreational physical education programs. Time will be spent studying the nature of administration and leadership styles, the basic principles of staffing, budgeting, purchase and care of equipment, legal concerns, office management, public relations, facility planning and management, and program evaluation. Emphasis will also be placed on the structure of tournaments utilized in both the school and recreational settings.

HPE

343

LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201, HPE 243 and HPE 250 or consent of instructor

Course is designed to focus on legal concerns and responsibilities that must be assumed by a manager of a sport organization or in a sport setting.

HPE

344

SPORT MANAGEMENT & MEDIA RELATIONS

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201, HPE 243 and HPE 250 or consent of instructor

The content of the course focuses primarily on print and broadcast media, and sports journalism, and includes study of the public relations responsibilities of coaches, athletic directors, and the sports information director.

HPE

345

FITNESS & HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201 and junior/senior standing or consent of instructor

This course is designed to equip students with a series of management, promotion, and other administrative tools necessary to successfully operate health and/or fitness related programs. Encourages and enhances a student’s knowledge of proper group exercise instruction including assessment of certifications and a working knowledge of exercise leadership skills. Educates students on current standards to organize fitness facilities and exercise programs that are safe and effective in a variety of settings, including public and private sport/athletic facilities, recreation complexes, corporate fitness centers, and hospital wellness programs.   While emphasizing worksite wellness and programming in the second half of the course, the basic principles are applicable to all types of facilities we will discuss and include needs assessments, program planning, implementation and evaluation.

HPE

346

SPORT MARKETING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201, HPE 243, HPE 250 and BUS 330 or consent of instructor

Principles of marketing sport at the amateur, collegiate, and professional levels are examined, with special emphasis placed on consumer behavior, promotional licensing, sponsorship, fundraising, and the understanding of sport as a product.

HPE

347

HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND CURRICULAR FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Physical Education Major and junior/senior standing

A course designed to study the philosophy, history, and goals involved in the physical education profession and how this knowledge forms the basis for the study of curriculum development in physical education programs designed for learners from ages three through twenty-one and attending prekindergarten through grade twelve in school-based programs.

HPE

348

ETHICS IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201, HPE 243, HPE 250 and a PHL 100 level course or consent of instructor

This course is designed to link principles of moral reasoning, social responsibility, and personal values to choices made by participants, spectators and sport administrators. Specific areas for consideration include violence in sport, racial equality, gender equality, honesty and fair play, and ethical considerations in sport technology.

HPE

349

THE INDUSTRY OF SPORT

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201, HPE 243, HPE 250, ECN 100 or 101 and BUS 211 or consent of instructor

Issues of financial management in sport and sport-related industries are examined. The economic models of professional sport, Olympic sport, and collegiate athletics are presented, including issues related to financing, sources of revenue, athlete compensation, and the economic impact of each model of sport.

HPE

350

PROFESSIONAL SPORT INDUSTRY

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201 and HPE 243

This course is designed to examine aspects related to the professional sport industry. Primary areas of study include the organizational structure of teams (major and minor league), the responsibilities of each department, the role of league offices or governing bodies, and the impact of athlete agents. The course examines both team and individual sports. The course will benefit students who are pursuing a career in professional sports at the team level, league level, or as an agent.

HPE

351

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201 and HPE 243

This course is designed to examine aspects related to collegiate athletics. Primary areas of study include the organizational structure of collegiate athletic departments, the responsibilities of each department, and the role of the NCAA or governing bodies. The course examines NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA collegiate athletics. The course will benefit students who are pursuing a career in collegiate athletics at the administrative level or coaching level.

HPE

352

MOTOR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201 and junior or senior standing

This course includes a study of the psychological factors affecting the development of motor skills, learning theories and their application to motor skills, the nervous system, including perceptual mechanism, and the factors relating to the development of motor skills throughout the life cycle. Applications of conceptual principles to practical motor skill learning will be stressed.

HPE

353

SPORT SALES AND SPONSORSHIP

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 201 and HPE 243

This course is designed to examine issues related to ticket sales and sponsorship sales as it relates to the sport industry. Primary areas of study include the structure of sales departments, the sales process, and the importance of customer service and retention. The course presents products and sales strategies that are unique to the sport industry. The course will benefit students who are pursuing a career in sales or would like to work for a team, where the primary source of revenue is ticket sales and sponsorships.

HPE

360I

GLOBAL SPORT INDUSTRY

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 243 or consent of instructor

This course is designed to expose students to the expanding Global Sport Industry. The course focuses on the social, political, and economic impact and publications of sport internationally. A trip abroad is preceded by intensive lecture and discussion on the unique complexities of global sport.

HPE

370

HEALTH POLICY & PUBLIC HEALTH

Three credit hours

This course will provide students of public health with a firm foundation of the basics of American health policy and law. Given the prominent role played by policy and law in the health of all Americans, the aim of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the broad context of health policy and law, the essential policy and legal issues impacting and flowing out of the health care and public health systems, and the way health policies and laws are formulated. This course will provide an introduction to the seminal issues in U.S. health policy and law, thus providing a starting point for discussion, reflection, research, and analysis.

HPE

371

PUBLIC HEALTH COLLOQUIUM II

One credit hour

This course enhances learning from the required and elective public health coursework and allows students an opportunity for socialization into the field.  Meeting together, students from all three levels will meet to examine current issues in public health through journal articles, grand rounds, case studies, and guest speakers.

HPE

373

SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Two to four credit hours

Special topics of interest will be presented.  Examples include Military Health; Impact of Culture on Health; Principles of Human Disease; Health, Human Rights, and Displaced Persons; Issues in Women’s Health, and Men’s Health Across the Lifespan.

HPE

375

HEALTH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Three credit hours

Health is an asset and a resource critical to human development that benefits society as a whole.  But realizing health for all members of society is a matter of social justice, which depends on reducing social and economic inequality and increasing democracy.  This course will allow the student to explore many aspects of health inequalities including how health inequalities are rooted in injustices associated with racism, social class, and sex discrimination.  It will provide an analysis of the politics of health inequities and show how market values often dominate over collective needs for well being.  Students will examine the politics of methodology and the implications for research and public policy, and critique the ideological implications of contemporary health promotion as a model for public health.  Additionally, the course will review approaches that influence the social determinants of health and develop encourage students to develop principles for action and research.  An analysis of the role of the mass media in influencing the conceptualization of public health issues will be included. 

HPE

377W

LGBT HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Three credit hours

Public health institutions are beginning to recognize the important population, contextual and prevention issues that are emerging as communities of people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are themselves gaining recognition. In recent years, medical and public health organizations have increasingly considered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities as special populations with distinct needs.  This is an undergraduate public health course that examines from critical psycho social perspectives a series of health issues that are experienced by a diverse array of sexually marginalized populations, namely lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).

HPE

381

PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING III

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the ATEP, HPE 281, HPE 282

This course is designed to assist the third year Athletic Training Education student in understanding the connection between classroom instruction and clinical education while developing foundational behaviors of professional practice.  Specific focus will be on psychomotor proficiencies related to clinical examination and diagnosis with a focus on evidence-based practice. Clinical hours, evaluations, and completion of specific competencies as mandated by the program’s accreditation are required components to the course.

HPE

382

PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING IV

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the ATEP, HPE 281, HPE 282

This course is designed to assist the third year Athletic Training Education student in understanding the connection between classroom instruction and clinical education while developing foundational behaviors of professional practice. Specific focus will be on psychomotor proficiencies related to clinical examination and diagnosis as well as therapeutic interventions with a focus on evidence-based practice. Clinical hours, evaluations, and completion of specific competencies as mandated by the program’s accreditation are required components to the course.

HPE

406

PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 227

Study of the nature and responsibilities of the coaching profession, focusing on the psychological aspect of teaching sports and motivating individuals and teams. A variety of information will be presented and discussed concerning the importance of the mental dimension of sport.

HPE

423D

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 302 and HPE 303; senior standing or consent of instructor

The course will focus on exercise prescriptions and development of exercise programs. Attention will be placed on understanding the pathophysiology, medical interventions and exercise protocols for persons with cardiovascular disease (including MetS, PAD, CHF and dyslipidemia), diabetes, pregnancy, hypertension and other conditions pertinent to the literature (i.e. cancer, youth, depression). The student will demonstrate competence and skills necessary to deliver safe and valid exercise prescriptions.

HPE

445

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: BIO 203L, BIO 204L, HPE 302, junior/senior standing

Course is designed to provide in-depth content on the theory and practice of designing resistance exercise programs and the scientific basis for such programs; also covers practical aspects such as exercise technique, safety issues, administration of strength and conditioning programs, and considerations for special populations. 

HPE

450

Facility/Event Management

Three credit hours

Prerequisites: HPE 201, HPE 243, HPE 250 and junior/senior standing

This course is an examination of the management of sport and/or leisure events, including such components as planning, financial management, risk management, facility management, personnel management, and the administration, implementation and evaluation of the event.

HPE

451

KINESIOLOGY/BIOMECHANICS

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: BIO 203L

A study of the structural and biomechanical aspects and principles of movement particularly as they relate to sport, dance, and exercise.

HPE

452

SPORT MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Senior standing

This course is designed to be the final or among final courses taken in the required curriculum in sport management. Course activities and assignments will focus on synthesizing and integrating the knowledge and skills that the student has accumulated throughout the sport management curriculum.

HPE

463

ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPIC SEMINAR

Credit hours to be arranged

HPE

470

SENIOR FIELD EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

One to six credit hours

Prerequisite: HPE 170,173,175,270,271,274,275,370,371,471 or permission of instructor

This integrative course is designed to be the final or among the final courses taken in the required public health curriculum.  The focus is on the synthesis and integration of the knowledge and skills accumulated throughout the program.  It provides public health majors with a culminating experience to their overall studies in public health.  Students will develop a public health intervention incorporating various domains of public health.  Students will work with public health professionals in various agencies on a specific project to be approved by the course instructor and the Public Health Program Director.

HPE

471

PUBLIC HEALTH COLLOQUIUM III

One credit hour

This course enhances learning from the required and elective public health coursework and allows students an opportunity for socialization into the field.  Meeting together, students from all three levels will meet to examine current issues in public health through journal articles, grand rounds, case studies, and guest speakers.

HPE

475

PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR

Three credit hours

To be taken concurrently with HPE 470.  This course will provide a forum in which students will discuss their individual public health field experiences, problem-solve, discuss issues, and explore both workforce and graduate school opportunities.

HPE

481

PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING V

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the ATEP, HPE 281, HPE 282

This course is designed to assist the fourth year Athletic Training Education student in understanding the connection between classroom instruction and clinical education while developing foundational behaviors of professional practice. Specific focus will be on psychomotor proficiencies related to therapeutic interventions and psychosocial strategies and referral with a focus on evidence-based practice. Clinical hours, evaluations, and completion of specific competencies as mandated by the program’s accreditation are required components to the course.

HPE

482

PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING VI

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the ATEP, HPE 281, HPE 282

This course is designed to assist the fourth year Athletic Training Education student in understanding the connection between classroom instruction and clinical education while developing foundational behaviors of professional practice. Specific focus will be on psychomotor proficiencies related to prevention and health promotion as well as healthcare administration with a focus on evidence-based practice. Clinical hours, evaluations, and completion of specific competencies as mandated by the program’s accreditation are required components to the course.

HPE

491,492

DEPARTMENTAL THESIS/PROJECT

Credit hours to be arranged

See Departmental Thesis/Project, Section II.

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