Health, Physical Education & Recreation

HPER 1101 – Introduction to Sport & Kinesiology

3 credits

A study of physical education, fitness, sport and other related fields as academic disciplines and professions with an examination of history, philosophies, concepts, issues and trends of Kinesiology and sport.

HPER 1102 – Introduction to Athletic Training

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the fundamental knowledge and background of athletic training. It is designed to take a scientific, evidence-based approach to provide a clinical background in athletic training.

HPER 1106 – Principles of Weight Training

1 credit

This course focuses on various weight training programs to develop muscular endurance and muscular strength. In addition, students will develop muscular strength and aerobic conditioning through a circuit based weight training program.

HPER 1108 – Introduction to Volleyball

1 credit

An introduction to basic skills including various types of serves, attacks, sets and defensive maneuvers. Students will study conditioning, team strategies, offensive and defensive alignments, history and rules of volleyball.

HPER 1115 – Introduction to Basketball

1 credit

An introduction to basic skills, tactics and strategies of basketball including dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, ball handling and defense.

HPER 1120 – Tae Kwon Do

1–3 credits

An introduction to the martial art Tae Kwon Do. Students may take this course up to three times in order to obtain higher ranking belts.

HPER 1127 – Principles of Cardio Fitness

1 credit

An introduction to the basic principles of cardiorespiratory assessment and prescription. Wellness topics include basic nutrition for fitness, weight management theories and principles, flexibility for wellness and injury prevention.

HPER 1140 – Archery

1 credit

Instruction and practice stressing skill development, safety and the value of archery as a lifetime leisure activity.

HPER 1161 – First Aid

2 credits

This course presents the theory and skills necessary to provide first aid care for patients of all ages. With successful completion of the course, the student will receive a course completion card in first aid and adult, child and infant layperson CPR.

HPER 1165 – CPR & Airway Management for Healthcare Providers

1 credit

This course is designed to teach the skills of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and airway management for victims of all ages. Skills include airway management using simple airway adjuncts, laryngeal mask airway, esophageal-tracheal combitube and introduction to endotracheal tubes. Additonal skills include ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device, chest compression, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who will provide health care to patients in any setting. Participants who successfully complete the course, including the written examination and skills demonstrations, will receive a course completion card.

HPER 1195 – Fitness & Wellness for Life

2 credits

An orientation to concepts of fitness for life with emphasis on development of personal lifetime physical activity, nutrition, weight management, stress management and overall healthy lifestyle.

HPER 2203 – Introduction to Personal Training

3 credits | Corequisite: HPER 2207

This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness and goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT™ Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance and strength.

HPER 2207 – Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals

3 credits | Corequisite: HPER 2203

This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include foundational learning in anatomy, kinesiology, nutrition, physiology of training, resistance training and the ACE IFT™ Model.

HPER 2217 – Yoga

1 credit

An introduction to the nature and principles of yoga. Students will gain knowledge of the benefits of yoga performing and equipment needed while participating in a yoga program. The course focuses on developing postural alignment in order for students to gain improved strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and stress reduction.

HPER 2234 – Personal & Community Health

3 credits

This course promotes an appreciation for healthful living practices of the individual and group to promote positive attitudes. Topics include physical health and fitness, emotional health, nutrition, alcohol and drugs, environmental health, aging, safety and first aid.

HPER 2236 – Individual & Dual Fitness Sports

1 credit

A survey of selected individual and dual fitness sports and activities will be presented. This is an activity course in which students receive an overview of history, rules, strategy and skill practice in all sports covered.

HPER 2250 – Aerobics

1 credit

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of aerobics. Students will participate in and maintain physical fitness through physical exercise to musical accompaniment. The course covers many topics including personal safety and preparation, personal activity modifications and elements of rhythmic aerobic routines.

HPER 2251 – Advanced Group Exercise

1 credit

This course is a higher intensity, higher impact aerobic exercise course to music in a group setting. There is emphasis on improving cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility and muscular endurance.

HPER 2252 – Water Aerobics

1 credit

This course is a group exercise course that extends the participant’s understanding of physical fitness through water aerobics to musical accompaniment. This course provides students with non-impact exercise. There will be variation of movement and tempo in the exercise provided.

HPER 2261 – Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Novice Providers

2 credits | Prerequisites: EMTP 2220, or NURS 2205, NURS 2210 and NURS 2220, or RESP 2205

This course is designed to provide advanced cardiac life support instruction to novice providers who will care for patients with cardiovascular conditions in a variety of healthcare settings. It includes comprehensive review and integration of knowledge and skills in ECG rhythm interpretation, pharmacology, airway and ventilation management and CPR/AED. In addition, management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies will be explored. Students are required to have a valid BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card from the American Heart Association prior to beginning the class. Participants who successfully complete the course, including the written examination and skills demonstration, will receive a course completion card.

HPER 2299 – Physical Education Internship

2–6 credits | Prerequisites: completed at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours (or the equivalent) and have minimum GPA of 2.0

A supervised on or off-campus work experience applying knowledge and skills in a physical education, fitness or sport-related profession. The student should work a minimum of 15 hours of work per week during the academic term for three credits.