Health, Human Perform. & Leisure Studies

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Classes

HHPL 002 : Beginning Swimming

Designed to teach individuals to swim, including such basic skills to make them safe in deep water as floating in a prone position as well as supine position, breath control, and rhythmic breathing.

Credits

1

HHPL 003 : Advanced Beginning Swimming

Increases the skill of the individual by adding to skills learned in the beginner’s course and prepares the student for additional water safety training by introducing skills that improve stamina and basic coordination.

Credits

1

HHPL 005 : Golf

This activity course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of golf.

Credits

1

HHPL 007 : Volleyball

Designed to develop a thorough knowledge of volleyball skills, rules, and procedures; embodies individual skills and team skills.

Credits

1

HHPL 009 : Slimnastics

Develops proper body alignment producing improved motor mechanics, poise and elasticity of movement.

Credits

1

HHPL 010 : Soccer

This activity course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of soccer.

Credits

1

HHPL 011 : Weight Training

This activity course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of Weight Training.

Credits

1

HHPL 013 : Slimnastics II

An Aerobics exercise course incorporating a variety of exercises that stimulate heart and lung activity for a time period to produce beneficial changes in the body - running, walking, swimming, rope jumping, jogging, etc.

Credits

1

HHPL 014 : Elementary Judo

Develops the fundamental abilities required in all aspects of Judo training including the technical, physical, and mental components.

Credits

1

HHPL 016 : Elementary Tae Kwon Do

Develops the fundamental techniques and abilities required in all aspects of Tae Kwon Do including the technical, physical, and mental components.

Credits

1

HHPL 020 : Brazilian Jiujitsu

This activity course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of Brazilian jiujitsu.

Credits

1

HHPL 021 : Badminton

Provides the student with the basic knowledge, understanding, and skill necessary as a life time activity.

Credits

1

HHPL 030 : Athletic Coaching

Causes the student to move a dependent role in sports and athletics to a leadership role as a coach or game official.

Credits

3

HHPL 039 : Badminton II

This course is designed to build upon the basic fundamental skills of the game. It provides opportunity for skill refinement, analyzation and competitive preparation.

Credits

1

HHPL 048 : Exercise and Wellness

This courses introduces the student to the fundamental relationship between physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The theoretical components of fitness, principles of training, individual pre/post assessments and prescription exercise programs are examined. Varied physical activity media are introduced to give the student practical experiences with the ultimate goal of self-directed lifetime wellness.

Credits

1

HHPL 052 : Methods of Teaching Individual Sports

This class is designed to prepare the student to teach individual sports. The student will learn various means of organizing a class for particular sports, developing teaching procedures, analyzing movement patterns and evaluating student performance.

Credits

1

HHPL 054 : Fitness I

This course is designed to develop a thorough knowledge of fitness which includes measurements and evaluation of one’s present state of physical fitness, variables affecting physical fitness and plan and follow a lifelong individualized program. 

Credits

1

HHPL 058 : Water Aerobics

This activity course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of water aerobics.

Credits

1

HHPL 061 : Pilates

This activity course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of pilates.

Credits

1

HHPL 062 : Zumba

This activity course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of Zumba.

Credits

3

HHPL 103 : Human Physiology

Designed for major students, the course is concerned with the fundamental understanding of the body’s basic physiologic mechanism.

Credits

3

HHPL 104 : Kinesiology

Teaches fundamental principles, mechanics, balance, and muscular action that are basic to the analysis of movement, sports, and individual activities.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PHED 102 and PHED 103.

HHPL 107 : Exercise Physiology I

Outlines the physiological bases of physical recreation and the place of exercise in the development of strength, speed, skill, and endurance.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PHED 102, PHED 103, and PHED 104.

HHPL 108 : Human Anatomy Laboratory

Designed to give the student an opportunity to work in the laboratory to study prosected cadavers, models and illustrative charts. Permission needed for enrollment. See instructor.

Credits

3

HHPL 109 : Methods and Directive Teaching in Physical Education

Designed for students who are interested in teaching secondary physical education. This course will assist the beginning teacher to improve teaching methodology and techniques in various activities. Emphasis is also placed upon curriculum content, construction of daily lesson plans and course objectives based upon a systematic approach to learning.

Credits

3

HHPL 112 : First Aid &CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

The general purpose of the first aid training provided by the content of the Standard First Aid course and the CPR course is to teach the knowledge and skills that are needed for the emergency care of the injured until a physician arrives and to create an active interest in the prevention of accidents through the elimination of their causes.

Credits

1

HHPL 118 : Athletic Training I

An intensive introductory course on athletic injury care and prevention. Primarily focused toward the immediate assessment and treatment of the person and the person’s injury.

Credits

3

HHPL 125 : Independent Study.

Major students during their senior year conduct research or seek to expand knowledge in a specific subject area with the guidance of an adviser.

Credits

1 - 3

HHPL 130 : Exercise Physiology II - Neuromuscular Aspects

Designed to enable the student to develop a working knowledge of the neuromuscular aspects of exercise physiology. The effects of exercise on the structure and function of the neuromuscular system will be studied in detail in this course. The effects of ergogenic aids such as anabolic steroids on muscular strength will be studied. Nutrition for human performance and energy transfer in exercise will be investigated. The relative merits of isokinetic, isometric and isotonic strength training will also be examined. Upon completion of the course the student should have the ability to assess muscular strength and endurance, and then be able to prescribe individualized exercise programs for building muscular strength and endurance.

Credits

3

HHPL 135 : Sports Psychology

Involves the examination of human behavior in the sports setting. Covers skill learning and performance common to both physical education and sport; the psychological factors affecting the learning and performance of physical skills and how individuals are affected by both internal and external factors.

Credits

3

HHPL 139 : Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Practicum

Designed to enable the student to gain practical exposure to the many facets of fitness assessment and exercise prescription. The course will be based on guidelines for exercise testing and prescription recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine. Students will be exposed to and/or participate in the administration of the following: exercise stress tests, EKG’s, blood pressure screening, step test, muscular strength and endurance assessment, flexibility testing and other tests which are used to assess fitness. Students will prescribe, conduct and participate in fitness programs designed to elicit both aerobic and muscular training effects. Each student will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the “FITSCAN” computer program for assessing fitness and prescribing exercise. To fulfill the practicum requirement of the course, students will work in a center which deals with some aspect of the fitness industry.

Credits

3

HHPL 141 : Intro to Sports Management

The purpose of this class is to provide an overview of the sport industry that introduces the student to the basic fundamental knowledge and skill sets required of the sport manager to solve sport business problems. Focus will also be placed on understanding career options in the sport industry and preparing for employment. Identifies necessary competencies for Sport managers.

Credits

3

HHPL 144 : Sports Law

An analysis of the legal process and governing organizations within the sport enterprise. Preparation for dealing with the legal ramifications and the governance organizations of the sporting world.

Credits

3

HHPL 145 : Sports Marketing

This course provides an understanding of sports and the marketing of events and products, and creates a moral practice and standard when targeting a product or population. Theory identification and practical involvement will be merged to enhance the experience and opportunity to contribute into the multi-billion dollar sports industry.

Credits

3

HHPL 147 : Sports and the Media

Introduction to theory and practice of media forums and their relationship to the sports industry. Designed to give students an operational and technical foundation in research, print, broadcasting, and the impact of advertising and sales on production of a sports event. Guest lecturers from professional media entities, and opportunity for hands-on experiences.

Credits

3

HHPL 148 : Sports Governance

An analysis of the legal process and governing organizations within the sport enterprise. Preparation for dealing with the legal ramifications and the governance organizations of the sporting world.

Credits

3

HHPL 149 : Facilities and Event Management

Course addresses the fundamentals of planning and design, emphasizing athletic, physical education, and recreation facilities in both rural and urban settings. Field trips and current trends in facility design and scheduling will also be explored.

Credits

3

HHPL 150 : Management and Leadership in Sports

This  course focuses on the leadership principles for directing programs and facilities in sport management. This course is an analysis of effective management strategies and the body of knowledge associated with pursuing a career in sport management. The course will introduce students to sport management career opportunities in the sport industry, and it encourages students to see sport principles as they apply to management, leadership style, communication, and motivation. 

Credits

3

HHPL 151 : Sports Management Internship

 An internship is an intensive career oriented work experience related to the student’s academic studies, professional and educational goals. It is also an opportunity to gain practical experience in one’s major field of study, apply knowledge gained in the classroom, and make useful contacts in a professional field. The experience is ideally unique to the student and must be supervised by a qualified supervisor.

Credits

6

HHPL 153 : Human Sexuality

Develops a functional graded vocabulary, a knowledge of key facts and basic concepts, wholesome attitudes and practices, and skill in the critical analysis of basic problems and issues as they relate to human sexuality.

Credits

3

HHPL 159 : Health Science

Promotes healthier living through scientific knowledge in health, disease, mental and emotional functioning, chemical alteration and behavior, environmental health and family living.

Credits

1

HHPL 160 : Women’s Health

Deals with the physical and mental health of women. An examination of the physician-patient relationship, gynecological exams, vaginal infections, menstruation, cancer, marriage, rape, abortion, etc.

Credits

1

HHPL 162 : Men's Health

This course explores the societal, economic, cultural, and gender influences that shape men’s health beliefs and practices. Common health problems and strategies effective in promoting men’s health and well-being are explored

Credits

1

HHPL 163 : Foundation of Health Promotion

 This is an introductory course that provides students with a scientific background into the scope of professional practice and the sub-disciplines in public, community, and personal health promotion and education

Credits

3

HHPL 165 : Health of Women, Children and Families

This course examines the policies, programs and services that focus on the health of women, families and children. It explores major issues facing children, women and families by critically examining the assumptions, values, and philosophical perspectives.

Credits

3

HHPL 175 : Controlling Stress &Tension

The Management of Stress and Tension explores a holistic (body, mind, emotions, and spirit) approach to the management of stress and tension. From a theoretical perspective, students will analyze stressors, the stress response, resiliency, coping, lifestyle, and relaxation techniques.

Credits

1

HHPL 220 : Organization and Administration of HPER

Designed to teach students the fundamentals of organization and administration in the delivery of physical education, school health and leisure services. Course covers topics such as leadership, communications, effective management and marketing. Time is also devoted to budget/fiscal practices, policy making, personnel management and training.

Credits

3

HHPL 221 : Budget & Finance in Sport

Analysis of budgeting, financial summaries, fiscal management policies and procedures, proposal writing, and taxation for recreation. The student will be exposed to purchasing, recreation debt administration, and to a brief introduction of the use of electronic data processing and financial management. Also covered are basic philosophy in principles, procedures and other aspects of administration.

Credits

3

HHPL 280 : Sociology of Leisure

An examination of the implications of the social organization and the role of individuals and groups on leisure environments.

Credits

3

HHPL 706 : History &Philosophy of PE (Writing)

This course is an examination of  human movement including historical, philosophical, psychological and physiological components essential to the study of physical education. Demonstrating advanced writing skills is an integral part of this upper level course. 

Credits

3