Contact Information

 

Dr. Kandice Porter

Department Chair

kporte21@kennesaw.edu

(770) 423-6216

FAX (770) 423-6561

 

 

Department of Health Promotion

and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University

Convocation Center

Mail Drop 0202

1000 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

 

 

Health Promotion and Physical Education Spring 2014

 

Downloadable Two Year Tentative Department Class Schedule: ( Word / PDF )

 

HPS 1000 - Fitness for Living
2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Emphasis on the importance of physical activity, nutrition, stress and weight management, and health-related fitness components. Topics will be developed with practical applications to one's life-style including opportunities to assess selected fitness, nutritional and activity patterns, and to develop and participate in a personalized physical activity program.
Notes: Offered as an online course.


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HPE 1030 - Aerobic Conditioning/Weight Training
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in a variety of cardiovascular fitness related activities and weight training principles.

 

HPE 1055 – Archery
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of archery.

 

HPE 1060 – Beginning Badminton
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of badminton.

 

HPE 1075 – Beginning Basketball
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of basketball.

 

HPE 1080 – Beginning Softball
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of slow pitch co-ed softball.

 

HPE 1090 - Dance: Ballet
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in classical ballet dance.

HPE 1130 - Dance: Jazz
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in basic jazz dance.

 

HPE 1140 - Educational Dance and Gymnastics
2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE majors only.

This course focuses on the knowledge, motor skills, and fundamental techniques of international folk and social dance forms, creative movement and rhythmic activities, and educational gymnastic skills.

 

HPE 1150 - Dance: Modern
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in basic modern dance.

 

HPE 1160 - Rhythmic Activities for Children (P-5)
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Rhythmic and movement concepts used in expressive movement and as a foundation for motor skills included. Strategies for teaching creative movement will be addressed. Field experience with young children included.

 

HPE 1170 - Folk/Square/Social Dance
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques, and knowledge appropriate for participation in folk, square, and social dance. Will include selected folk dances representing different cultures around the world. Circle, contra, and western style square dance will be emphasized. Social dances shall include Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, and various Latin dances.

 

HPE 1185 – Beginning Soccer
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, decision-making strategies, and knowledge necessary for successful participation in beginning soccer.

 

HPE 1195 – Intermediate Soccer
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, decision-making strategies, and knowledge necessary for successful participation in intermediate soccer.

 

HPE 1210 - Golf
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in golf.

Notes: Additional fee required.


HPE 1220 – Beginning Cycling
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an overview of bicycling as a fitness and recreational activity. Basic cycling techniques, safety, training, fitness principles, and equipment maintenance are among the major focal points of the course.

 

HPE 1230 - Martial Arts
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in the development of martial arts and self defense skills.

Notes: Additional fee required.


HPE 1240 – Beginning Mountain Biking
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an overview of mountain biking as a fitness and recreational activity. This course focuses on basic mountain biking techniques, safety, training, fitness principles, and equipment maintenance.

 

HPE 1250 - Outdoor Recreational Pursuits
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 1310 or permission of the instructor.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation and appreciation of outdoor recreation activities. Units represented may include backpacking, camping, orienteering and canoeing. Weekend trips, off campus field experiences and additional fee required.


HPE 1260 – Beginning Team Handball
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of team handball.

 

HPE 1270 – Flying Disc Sports
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in popular flying disc sports, including ultimate Frisbee and disc golf.

 

HPE 1280 – Rock Climbing
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in rock climbing.

Notes: Additional fee required.

 

HPE 1290 - Stunts & Tumbling/Gymnastics
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in the development of stunts, tumbling and gymnastic skills.

Notes: Additional fee required.

 

HPE 1310 - Swimming: Beginning
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful completion of the American Red Cross Beginning through Intermediate swimming levels. Course is designed for the non-swimmer or individual with limited aquatic experience.

 

HPE 1330 - Swimming: Intermediate
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 1310 or permission of the instructor.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for swimming and water safety. Successful completion of this course corresponds to standards for the American Red Cross Swimmer level.

 

HPE 1350 - Swimming: Lifeguard Training
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 1330 or permission of the instructor.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate to become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.

 

HPE 1390 – Beginning Tennis
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in tennis.

 

HPE 1395 – Intermediate Tennis
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to reinforce fundamental tennis skills and introduces advanced offensive and defensive skills. The focus of the course will be on developing successful singles and doubles game-play strategies.

 

HPE 1430 – Beginning Volleyball
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques, and knowledge appropriate for successful participation in volleyball.

 

HPE 1435 – Intermediate Volleyball
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to reinforce fundamental volleyball skills and introduces advanced tactics, strategies and offensive/defensive systems.

 

HPE 1450 - Scuba Diving
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 1310 or permission of the instructor.

This course is designed to develop fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques of sport SCUBA diving. Course covers selection and maintenance of gear, snorkeling skills, physiology of diving, use of dive tables, diving environment, and an emphasis on safe diving practices. PADI open water certification available but not required to fulfill HPE credit.

Notes: Additional fee and mask, fins, and snorkel required.

 

HPE 1470 - Self Defense
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course develops self defense tactics and the knowledge of personal safety. Topics may include but are not limited to hand and leg strikes, various escapes and releases, safety in the car and home, sexual harassment, date rape, self defense and the law, and sexual abuse of children.

 

HPE 1480 – Beginning Yoga
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course addresses basic principles, philosophies, and practices of yoga. The class will include basic anatomy principles, terminology, strength, flexibility, and balance activities to develop an individualized yoga program.

 

HPE 1490 - Beginning Pilates
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course addresses basic principles, philosophies, and practices of pilates. The class will include basic anatomy principles, terminology, alignment, strength, and flexibility exercises to develop an individualized pilates program.

 

HPE 1500 – Sand Volleyball
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, and strategic knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of sand volleyball.

 

HPE 1510 - Fitness Swimming
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 1310 or permission of the instructor.

This course provides opportunities for students with good swim skills to increase their fitness level via the medium of water. Workouts will be comprised of drills designed to increase stroke efficiency as they improve aerobic capacity, body composition, and muscular endurance. This is a vital opportunity for those students with physical limitations that prohibit typical land based exercise.

 

HPE 1520 – Beginning Ice Skating
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in the sport of ice skating.

NOTE: Additional fee required.

 

HPE 1530 - Water Aerobics
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course is comprised of aerobic exercises and muscular strength/endurance exercises performed in the water. These exercises will focus on increasing mobility, cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, and improving body composition. This is a vital opportunity for students with physical limitations prohibiting typical land based exercise.

Notes: No aquatic proficiency required.

 

HPE 1540 – Indoor Soccer/Futsal
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, decision making strategies, and knowledge necessary for successful participation in indoor soccer and Futsal.

 

HPE 1560 - Introduction to Invasion and Target Game Forms
2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE majors only.

This course provides the foundational framework for motor skill and tactical knowledge acquisition of invasion and target game forms. The common strategies, tactics, and skills are applied across a variety of activities.

 

HPE 1570 - Walk/Jog for Fitness
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Motor skill acquisition, fundamental techniques, and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in walking/jogging cardiovascular fitness activities. Nutritional principles for lifetime health will also be discussed.


HPE 1580 - Introduction to Striking/Fielding and Net/Wall Game Forms
2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE majors only.

This course provides the foundational framework for motor skill and tactical knowledge acquisition of striking/fielding and net/wall game forms. The common strategies, tactics, and skills are applied across a variety of activities.

 

HPE 1590 – Beginning Lacrosse
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, decision-making strategies, and knowledge necessary for successful participation in the sport of lacrosse.

 

HPE 1610 – Beginning Racquetball
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to introduce racquetball to the student at the beginning level, encompassing basic skills, rules, terminology, strategy, and safety through drills and game play.

 

HPE 1810 - Outdoor Recreation and Education
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE majors only.

Fundamental techniques and leadership skills necessary for safe participation in a variety of land and water outdoor recreational and educational activities without disturbance to the environment. Activities may include backpacking, camping, orienteering, canoeing, basic survival and problem solving adventure activities.

Notes: Additional fee required.

 

HPE 1830 - Swimming: Water Safety Instructor
1 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 1330 or permission of the instructor.

Fundamental techniques, knowledge and methods appropriate to become certified to teach all levels in the American Red Cross swimming programs.

 

HPE 1850 – Advanced Strength and Aerobic Training
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces advanced strength and aerobic training for health-related fitness and enhanced sport performance.

 

HPE 1870 – Beginning Fencing
1 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the motor skills, fundamental techniques, and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in the sport of fencing.


HPE 1900 - Adventure Education and Facilitation
2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE majors only.

This course provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques for the successful facilitation of adventure education initiatives, challenge course programs, and outdoor recreation activities.

 

HPE 2000 - Contemporary and Historical Perspectives of Health and Physical Education
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 099, READ 099, if required.

An overview of contemporary and historical perspectives of health and physical education. Emphasis is on providing discussion of career options, major programs of study and professional opportunities in the areas of health and physical education as well as a survey and study of the historical and philosophical principles relative to physical education from a world and U.S. perspective. HPE majors should take this course prior to all 2000-4000 level major courses.

 

HPE 2050 - Fundamentals of Teaching Health and Physical Education
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the fundamental knowledge and skills for effective health and physical education instruction. Students will develop initial competencies in lesson planning, pedagogical content development, differentiation strategies, instructional technology, and behavior management in classroom and movement settings.

 

HPE 2140 - Youth Fitness Development and Assessment
2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 1000.

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to assist children and youth in the development of health and skill-related fitness. Students will be introduced to current models of fitness instruction and systematic data collection and evaluation techniques.

 

HPE 2250 - Functional Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Physical Education
2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: SCI 1101.

This course is an examination of the structure and function of the major body systems, with emphasis on the muscular, skeletal, and cardiorespiratory systems role in human movement and physical activity.

 

HPE 2290 - Special Topics
1-3 Class Hours 1-3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This lower-division special topics course focuses on selected physical activity topics not regularly offered through the Department of HPE.

 

HPE 2300 - First Aid/CPR Instructor Training
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Current American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety (C.F.A.S.) Certification.

Theory, practice, and application for safety, injury prevention, and care to include the American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety (CFAS). Teaching methodologies are also needed to prepare professionals to teach CFAS to the layperson. Topics may include but are not limited to: personal, school, home, recreation, traffic, work site, and disaster safety.

HPE 2900 – Peer Health Education
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 1000.

Introduction to health promotion programming specific to planning, implementation, and evaluation of peer-to-peer health education. Emphasis is placed on acquiring specific skills and techniques for practical use and knowledge of current health topics related to the college student population.

 

HPE 3050 - Coaching Principles
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

Basic understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of the sport science areas of physical education related to coaching. Current issues and topics addressing the principles and problems of the prospective interscholastic coach including coaching philosophy, pedagogy, sport psychology, sport medicine and sport physiology. Students successfully completing the course may become certified as a Leader Level Coach by the American Coaches Effectiveness Program.

 

HPE 3060 - Advanced Coaching Methodology: Basketball and Volleyball
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3050.

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the theories and techniques of coaching basketball and volleyball. Students will be provided with an overview of various key coaching topics such as: player selection for various positions; season practice plans; planning practice structure; training the basic skills; offensive systems; defensive systems; transition play; game coaching considerations; and conditioning principles.

 

HPE 3070 - Advanced Coaching Methodology: Soccer and Tennis
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3050.

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the theories and techniques of coaching soccer and tennis. Students will be provided with an overview of various key coaching topics such as: player selection for various positions; season practice plans; planning practice structure; training the basic skills; offensive systems; defensive systems; transition play; game coaching considerations; and conditioning principles.

 

HPE 3080 - Advanced Coaching Methodology: Softball and Baseball
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3050.

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the theories and techniques of coaching softball and baseball. Students will be provided with an overview of various key coaching topics such as: player selection for various positions; season practice plans; planning practice structure; training the basic skills; offensive systems; defensive systems; transition play; game coaching considerations; and conditioning principles.


HPE 3100 - Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Physical Education and Coaching
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course is an examination of behavioral and psychological factors affecting performance in physical education, physical activity, and sports. Emphasis on the impact on performance and the teaching/learning process. Topics will include leadership, motivation, group cohesion, social facilitation, arousal/anxiety, cognitive processes, competition, cooperation, and performance enhancement.

 

HPE 3200 - Motor Learning and Development
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This course addresses current theories and principles of motor learning and motor development. Topics include individual differences in motor abilities, information processing, sensory contributions to skilled performance, principles of motor control, and fundamental locomotor skills/movements from a developmental perspectives.

 

HPE 3250 - Family Health and Sexuality
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 1000.

This course focuses on the historical, sociological, physiological, and educational perspectives of family living and human sexuality. Specific topics include: current family health issues (parenting, divorce, family relationships, dating and marriage, aging, death and dying); sexuality research; history, culture and sexuality; sexual anatomy, reproduction and contraception; sexual response and behavior; sexual dysfunction; gender issues; communication; sexual orientation; sexuality across the life span; sex in the media; sexual coercion, domestic violence and abuse.

 

HPE 3300 - Personal Health Behavior
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in HPS 1000, a 2.75 KSU adjusted GPA, and program admission or permission of the instructor.

A study of the physical, mental and social factors of personal wellness and community health issues. Topics include substance use and abuse, human sexuality and HIV, mental and emotional health, diseases and disorders.

 

HPE 3395 - Coaching Practicum
1 Class Hours 6 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3050.

A senior-level coaching experience designed for candidates in the Coaching minor program of study. Candidates will be assigned as intern (assistant) coaches who will work under the supervision of experienced head or senior coaches at the collegiate, school (only if enrolled in the HPE curriculum), or recreation program levels. This is a field based practicum that will provide candidates with practical experiences in planning and implementing competitive athletic programs.

 

HPE 3398 - Advanced Internship
1-12 Class Hours 1-12 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.

A supervised, credit-earning experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, sport organization, private agency or governmental agency.

 

HPE 3450 - Curriculum, Instruction & Management for Early Childhood Physical Education
2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

This course addresses the knowledge, fundamental techniques and motor skill analysis appropriate for the development of children's games, dance and gymnastics. The focus of this course is on curriculum development, methods and materials for planning and implementing a total developmental program for elementary physical education. Includes teaching experiences and appropriate computer software usage.

Notes: Verification of liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.

 

HPE 3550 - Curriculum, Instruction and Management for Middle Grade and Secondary Physical Education
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.

Curriculum development, methods and materials for planning and implementing a total developmental program for middle and secondary grade physical education. Includes teaching experiences and appropriate computer software usage.

 

HPE 3600 - Child and Adolescent Health Issues
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPS 1000.

This course examines major public health issues and programs impacting children and youth. Topics include but are not limited to: coordinated school health programs, developmental assets and resiliency, mental and emotional health issues, violence prevention, chronic and communicable disease, and media literacy.

 

HPE 3650 - Curriculum, Methods and Materials in Health Education
2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program and HPE 3600.

Curriculum development and instructional analysis for the planning and implementation of comprehensive health education programs for grades P-12. Includes experiences in school-community health services, teaching experiences, directed field observations and appropriate computer software usage.

Notes: Verification of liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.

 

HPE 3670 - Early Childhood Health/Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher
2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: EDUC 3302. Corequisite: ECE 4401.

The study of health education and movement experiences for early childhood school children as part of the Coordinated School Health program. Planning, teaching, and evaluating developmental programs in the elementary classroom. Emphasis will be placed upon integrated experiences.

 

HPE 3750 - Adapted Physical Education
2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3450 or HPE 3550.

Characteristics and abilities of individuals with disabilities and effect on the performance of the individuals. Methods for assessing abilities, modifying and developing suitable physical education programs for schools and activity centers. Particular attention is given to the implications of current legislation affecting individuals with disabilities. Includes practical experience in an adapted program.

 

HPE 3850 - Health Promotion and Program Planning
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3300 or permission of the instructor.

This course introduces the fundamentals of health promotion and program development, implementation and evaluation in community, work site, club and clinical settings. Topics include economic impact of health programming, analysis of planning as well as tools for measurement of health status at the individual, community and national levels.

 

HPE 4000 - Service Learning in HPE
1-3 Class Hours 1-3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: 60 semester hours and permission of the instructor and chair/program director.

A community activity which links learning to life by connecting meaningful community service activities with academic learning, personal growth and civil responsibility. Activity will be designed with the instructor and approved by the chair/program directors.

 

HPE 4200 - Introduction to Community and Worksite Health
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3300.

This course examines various community and worksite health issues. Topics include but are not limited to: community organization; health issues of diverse populations and demographics; global and national health issues; minority health; health care and health care system in the US; and occupational and community health and safety.

 

HPE 4250 - Measurement and Evaluation
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1107, admission to program, and HPE 3450 or HPE 3550. Corequisite: HPE 4430 or HPE 4410.

An overview of the purposes and forms of assessments used in P-12 health and physical education programs. Emphasis includes the study of authentic assessments as opportunities for student learning as well as instructional tools for effective teaching. Topics include assess knowledge and skill acquisition, gathering, reporting and interpreting assessment results, validity and reliability of assessment instruments, and test administration.

 

HPE 4340 - Applied Kinesiology
3 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 2250.

This course examines the principles of biomechanics and exercise physiology as they relate to the motor performance and physical fitness levels of children and youth. The course will focus on the application of concepts to development of P-12 Health and Physical Education programs.

 

HPE 4400 – Directed Study

1-15 Credit Hours

Prerequisite:  Approval of instructor, major area committee, and department chair prior to registration.

Covers special topics and seminars of an advanced nature external to regular course offerings.

 

HPE 4410 - Practicum in Children's Health and Physical Education
1 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3450, permission of the department.

Field based practicum in the early grade public schools designed to provide students with practical experiences in planning and implementing health and physical education instruction in grades P-5. Verification of liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.

HPE 4430 - Practicum in Middle and Secondary School Health and Physical Education
1 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3550, HPE 3650, and permission of the HPE faculty.

A field based practicum in both the middle and secondary public schools designed to provide students with practical experiences in planning and implementing school health and physical education instruction in grades 6-12. Verification of liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.

 

HPE 4490 - Special Topics in HPE
1-3 Class Hours 1-3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.

This upper-division course focuses on selected research topics of interest to the faculty not regularly offered by the Department of HPE.

 

HPE 4500 - Introduction to Epidemiology
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3300.

This course introduces the principles, concepts, and methods of epidemiology to examine a full range of disease occurrence, including genetic, environmental and social causes of both infectious and non-infectious diseases. Epidemiological techniques to promote health and wellness and to prevent and control disease will be emphasized.

 

HPE 4600 - Health Promotion Applications
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: HPE 3850 or permission of the instructor.

Health promotion programming specific to program development implementation, and evaluation components and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of a health promotion program in the field.

HPE 4750 - Health Promotion Internship
1-6 Class Hours 1-6 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Promotion Minor, completion of the Health Promotion Minor core courses with a grade of "C" or better, and approval of the internship coordinator and/or program coordinator.

The Health Promotion Internship is designed to be the culminating capstone academic experience for students completing the core course requirements in the Health Promotion Minor program. It is designed as a senior-level credit-earning experience of 1-6 credit hours at an approved health promotion internship site. Students work under the direct supervision of health promotion professionals and a university supervisor.

 

HPE 4850 - Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education (P-12)
1 Class Hours 33 Laboratory Hours 12 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to HPE student teaching.

Full-time teaching experience under the supervision of a public school supervising teacher and a college supervisor. S/U grading only. Verification of liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.