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 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. Additional 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

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 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 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 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 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.