Health, Physical Education & Recreation

HPER 1101 – Introduction to Sport & Kinesiology

3 credits

Study of physical education, exercise science, sport, and other related fields as academic disciplines and professions. Examination of history, philosophies, concepts, issues, and trends of physical education 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 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 1195 – Fitness & Wellness for Life

3 credits

This course investigates the components involved in developing a wellness lifestyle with an emphasis on the physical wellness. Attention is principally devoted to the components of fitness to include cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness, and flexibility. In addition, learning about dietary practices and nutrition, protecting oneself from disease, avoiding substance abuse, and managing stress will be covered.

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 Health

3 credits

Promote 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 2295 – Principles of Health-Related Fitness

3 credit

Intense study into the five components of health-related fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition; and how people can affect their health and fitness through improving each health-related fitness component.