Course Descriptions

Courses

160 Fitness for Life
This course is designed to introduce the student to health and physical fitness components related to developing a healthy lifestyle. It will include physical fitness activities, health risk components, assessment, and the development of a personal health and fitness plan. (1/4)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: None; this course should be taken prior to enrolling in other HHP activity courses. *Assessment of proficiency level in these courses may result in assignment to the intermediate level of the course.

200 Foundations of Movement
Enables students to understand, recognize, demonstrate, and analyze fundamental movement such as locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills as well as related movement concepts including space awareness, effort, and relationships. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: None.

203 Individual Activities
Enables students to understand, demonstrate and teach individual activities including tennis, strength training, and aerobic conditioning. (1/2)
Lecture: 3hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: None.

204 Team Sports
Enables students to understand, demonstrate, and teach team sports including soccer, volleyball, and floor hockey. (1/2)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: None.

205 Non-Traditional Games and Activities
Enables students to understand, demonstrate, and teach non-traditional games and activities including Frisbee, speedball, and other unique activates in physical education. (1/2)
Lecture-Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Permission.

206 Fundamentals of Rhythms and Dance
The development of skill and teaching progressions in rhythmic movement, folk, modern, social, and square and aerobic dance. (1/2)
Lecture-Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

207 Health Fitness Concepts and Applications
Provides the prospective physical educator with the physiological, psychological and social bases for engaging in regular physical activity. The emphasis of the course will be on understanding and being able to create and apply key concepts of health related fitness and wellness. Students will be expected to develop individualized physical fitness programs, perform physical fitness assessments, develop activities to enhance physical fitness across the lifespan, and be engaged in a regular physical fitness program. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: HHP 160.

211 Clinical I
Clinical experiences designed to provide students with formal instruction and evaluation in Athletic Training Clinical Proficiencies. Students will work with an Approved Clinical Instructor throughout the semester and must complete 10 hours of clinical experience each week in addition to regular class meetings. The focus of this clinical will be therapeutic exercise and acute care of injury and illness. Completion of Therapeutic Modalities Basics will be required of those students who have not completed HHP 214: Clinical IV. (1/4)
Lecture: 2 hrs/wk; clinical 10 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training major.

212 Clinical II
Clinical experiences designed to provide students with formal instruction and evaluation in Athletic Training Clinical Proficiencies. Students will work with an Approved Clinical Instructor throughout the semester and must complete 10 hours of clinical experience each week in addition to regular class meetings. The focus of this clinical will be risk management, pharmacology, nutritional aspects of injury and illness and general medical conditions. (1/4)
Lecture: 2hrs/wk; clinical 10 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training major.

213 Clinical III
Clinical experiences designed to provide students with formal instruction and evaluation in Athletic Training Clinical Proficiencies. Students will work with an Approved Clinical Instructor throughout the semester and must complete 10 hours of clinical experience each week in addition to regular class meetings. The focus of this clinical will be injury assessment and evaluation. (1/4)
Lecture: 2hrs/wk; clinical 10 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training major.

214 Clinical IV
Clinical experiences designed to provide students with formal instruction and evaluation in Athletic Training Clinical Proficiencies. Students will work with an Approved Clinical Instructor throughout the semester and must complete 10 hours of clinical experience each week in addition to regular class meetings. The focus of this clinical will be therapeutic modalities, psychosocial intervention, health care administration and professional development. Completion of Therapeutic Exercise Basics will be required of those students who have not completed HHP 211: Clinical I. (1/4)
Lecture: 2hrs/wk; clinical 10 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training major.

221 Professional Concepts and Leadership Development
This course is designed to introduce students to the historical, philosophical, scientific, and professional aspects of health and human performance and to begin to prepare them to be leaders in the profession. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

223 First Aid and Safety
The causes, consequences, and reduction of accidents in all areas of life. First aid procedures including prevention, recognition, and care for injury and sudden illness. (1/2)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for 1 /2 of the term.

224 Introduction to Athletic Training
An overview of the profession of athletic training. This course will provide an introduction to injury prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation. The role, duties, and responsibilities of an athletic trainer will also be discussed. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

225 Contemporary Issues in Sports Management
An examination of ethical and legal issues involved in sport. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: HHP 221 or permission.

301 Personal and Community Health
An understanding of the principles and problems of personal, school, and community health as applied to everyday living. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

302 Physical Education Methods and Materials I: PreK-7
A progressive program of developmentally appropriate activities for children kindergarten through seventh-grade level. Recommended for PreK-7 certification. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Observation in schools.
Prerequisite: Health and Human Performance 200, 221 or permission.

305 Adapted and Developmental Physical Education
Designed to examine appropriate movement/physical education experiences for individuals who have disabling conditions. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Health and Human Performance 200, 221 or permission.

306 Motor Behavior
An examination of human motion using concepts from motor control, development and learning. Considerations for study will include basic neurophysiology and mechanics, fundamental human movement skills and their adaptation to various stimuli, and principles of motion analysis. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Biology 230 and Health and Human Performance 200 or permission.

307 Practicum I: Athletic Training Administration
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of concepts and applications of effective athletic training administration. Topics will include organizing and managing athletic training facilities, facility design, budgeting, record keeping, etc. (1/2)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: Admission to Athletic Training major; Health and Human Performance 221 or permission.

308 Practicum II: Athletic Injury Prevention
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of techniques utilized to prevent athletic injuries. Major topics will include general medical conditions and assessment, pre-participation examinations, pharmacology, physical conditioning techniques, prophylactic taping, bracing, and padding utilized in sports medicine. (1/2)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: Admission to Athletic Training major; Health and Human Performance 221.

315 Behavioral Perspectives in Sport
A study of the behavioral factors related to sport participation and coaching athletes. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: HHP 221 or permission.

335 Coordinated School Health Programs
This course is designed to guide prospective health educators in conceptualizing, implementing, and assessing comprehensive, coordinated school health programs in PreK-12 settings. Included will be content and experiences related to the eight component school health program model (Allensworth and Kolbe) and special topics and issues related to implementing effective programs. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Health and Human Performance 221 and 301 or permission.

403 Exercise Physiology
An examination of the human physiological response to exercise and physical work. Both acute and chronic adaptations are considered. Standard laboratory techniques are introduced and used to examine physiological change under a variety of exercise conditions. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1.5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Biology 230 and 260 or permission.

404 Physical Education Methods and Materials II: 8-12
This course is designed to prepare students in effective curriculum design, instructional delivery, performance assessment, and classroom management specific to teaching physical education in Grades 8 -12. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: Health and Human Performance 200 and 221, or permission.

405, 406, 407 Independent Study and Research
A program of advanced intensive study and experience in health and physical education under the guidance of the departmental staff. (Admission with the approval of the faculty of the department and on the recommendation of the directing professor.) (1/2, 1, 1/2) 

409 Health Education Methods and Materials: PreK-12
This course is designed to prepare students in effective curriculum design, instructional delivery, performance assessment, and classroom management specific to teaching health education. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Health and Human Performance 221 and 301 or permission.

411 Exercise Testing and Prescription
An advanced, in-depth examination of exercise testing and prescription as is established by ACSM and NSCA guidelines. The course uses concepts from exercise physiology, motor behavior and health fitness and synthesizes them into a coherent framework for developing exercise training regiments for individuals of all ages and abilities, including both normal and diseased populations.(1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1.5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Health and Human Performance 207 and 403 or permission. 

412 Advanced Principles and Practices of Sports Management
An in-depth analysis of the sport industry with roles and functions.  Student will develop a thorough understanding of the following principles; facilities management, event management, risk management, marketing, finances, sponsorship, communications, compliance, and career preparation.  This course is designed to integrate key concepts from previous courses while requiring a comprehensive understanding of the industry. (1)

413 Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of exercise for the prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. It will focus on the design and implementation of functional exercise progressions utilized in the rehabilitation process. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: Admission to Athletic Training major or successful completion of Biology 230 and permission.

414 Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the use of various therapeutic modalities to treat sports related injuries. Theory supporting the use of therapeutic modalities will be studied and hands-on clinical experience will be provided. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: Admission to Athletic Training major or successful completion of Biology 230 and permission.

415 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries
This course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the procedures for evaluation of athletic injuries. Emphasis will be placed on the head, spine, and upper and lower extremities. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: Admission to Athletic Training major or successful completion of Biology 230 and permission.

416 Athletic Training Internship
An opportunity for students to gain practical work experience in an area related to athletic training. (1)
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.  

418 Internship
Practical experience in a physical education related area such as corporate fitness program, youth activity league, or health/fitness club. (1)
Prerequisite: Permission of department or faculty.  

495, 496, 497 Honors Project
A program of independent study culminating in a paper, artistic creation, or performance.
Prerequisite: To qualify for consideration to receive honors in the major, a student in his/her senior year or in the summer prior to the senior year must work under the guidance of his/her committee. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and department. A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required. 495 Honors Project is prerequisite for 497 Honors Project. (1/2, 1, 1/2) 

One-quarter unit activity courses

HHP 101-159 General (each 1/4 unit)
HHP 101 Tennis
HHP 102 Beginning Swimming
HHP 106 Badminton
HHP 107 Golf (Extra fees required)
HHP 110 Volleyball
HHP 114 Yoga
HHP 116 Tai Chi
HHP 122 Skiing (Extra fee required. Must provide own transportation [arranged in class] to ski slopes.)
HHP 123 Dance-Modern
HHP 124 Dance-Jazz
HHP 128 Karate (Must provide own attire; Completion of yellow belt can be accomplished in the course.)
HHP 130 Scuba Diving (Swimming proficiency is necessary and student may be required to take a swim test. Extra fee required. Must provide own transportation [arranged in class] for open dives. Completion of certification is possible in the course. Must provide own mask, fins, and snorkel. Open dives often scheduled on weekends.)
HHP 136 Racquetball
HHP 141 Fencing
HHP 142 Backpacking (Some Saturday and overnight weekend hikes are scheduled and required. Must provide own transportation [arranged in class]. May be required to provide own equipment.)
HHP 143 Wilderness Sports
HHP 157 Intermediate Golf (May not receive credit for this course and HHP 107. Extra green fees required.)
HHP 158 Mountain Biking (Must provide own mountain bicycle)
HHP 159 Pilates

 
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