Department of Health and Physical Education
College of Health and Human Services
Teaches individuals to write exercise prescriptions based upon a subject’s tolerance for physical activity. Special emphasis will be given to risk factors, techniques of evaluation, drugs, injuries, environmental factors, and motivation with respect to their role in physical activity assessment. In-depth experiences working with qualified medical personnel will be provided. Prerequisite: HPED 343.
Acquisition of necessary understandings of anxiety and stress with respect to the nature, the place they hold in our society, and the intervention strategies related to physical activity. A paper relating the utilization of these techniques is required.
Presents the major aspects of physical activity, its importance to the older adult, and the organization of an activity program. Specific attention will be given to the physiology of activity, effects of activity on growth and aging, exercise prescription, flexibility, overweight and obesity, and motivational strategies. A paper is required that deals with analysis of problems of the aged as observed from visitations to nursing homes, senior citizens’ organizations, and social service agencies.
An overview of health curriculum with a focus on middle school and high school health education teaching methods and media of instruction. Includes unit development, opportunities for classroom instruction, and guidelines for maintaining professional growth. Explores current research in classroom techniques, motivational strategies, and assessment of student learning within a diverse population. Prerequisites: Enrollment in Master of Education in Health and Physical Education Program.
Designed to provide and share information that will be helpful to current and future school personnel in developing sexuality education programs in their schools and local communities.
Designed to acquaint the student with the reciprocal relationships between sport and physical activity as they affect human development in the societies and cultures out of which sport emerges.
Study of the psychological effects and implications of participation in sport and physical activity. Emphasis on personality and motivational dynamics as they relate to sport involvement in human behavior.
An examination of the physiological factors that influence performance in sport with emphasis on the analysis of various training techniques.
Focuses on the understanding and application of techniques for coaching an athletic team. Current research on coaching strategies, psychology of sport, sociology of sport, liability management, and the physiological conditioning of athletes are emphasized. Prerequisite: None.
Examines the medical and therapeutic considerations for exercise prescriptions, as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine, for individuals with chronic medical disorders. Competencies needed to function as clinical exercise specialist will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission.
Overview of issues, challenges, and professional responsibilities involved in the management of health and fitness programs and facilities. Focuses on the management of clinical, community, commercial, and corporate fitness programs. Topics include fitness program development, organizational structure and planning, personnel issues, financial management, marketing, and risk and liability issues related directly to operating a clinical and commercial fitness program. Prerequisite: None.
Examines theories and concepts of motor control. Provides necessary skills and tools to evaluate performance, provide effective instruction, and create practice sessions that optimize acquisition and retention of movement skills. Requires a strong background in the areas of anatomical and mechanical kinesiology and basic understanding of the central nervous system operations.
Study of various physical fitness components and their contribution to a person’s well-being and how to measure and evaluate physical fitness.
Focus on knowledge and demonstration of skills required for development of a master’s thesis proposal. Emphasis is on research design and the statistics appropriate to analyze various types of research. Students will be involved in the identification, interpretation, and analysis of peer-reviewed research specific to the discipline of health, physical activity, and sport. Prerequisite: None.
Theory and practice of human management with applications to sport; formal structure of organizations, goal setting, organizational personality, group processes, and leadership styles.
An administrative and management course designed to prepare sport managers to develop and operate competitive, recreational, instructional, therapeutic, and multifaceted sport complexes. Course work includes planning, design, construction, budgeting, programming, staffing, equipping, administration, maintenance, safety, and rehabilitation. Three lecture hours.
Provides a foundation for the research process in fields related to health and human performance. Types of research, writing a research report, and evaluation of commonly used techniques for data analysis are explored. Computer statistical programs and library resources are used to facilitate the student’s development of reading and conducting research. Prerequisite: HPED 634.
Examines the organizational procedures, administrative techniques, and practices employed in aquatics with special emphasis on adapted, competitive, instructional, recreational, social, and water safety programs.
Elements and principles of planning, design, and operation of swimming pools, waterfront facilities, and related equipment necessary for the aquatic administrator.
Provides the tools necessary to effectively design and implement unit plans of instruction in physical education. Assists in developing teaching qualities that enhance participation and encourage lifetime activity. Provides an overview of the physical education curriculum, K-12, with an emphasis on middle and high school levels. Explores recent developments in the field of physical education with emphasis on instructional strategies, assessment procedures, and use of technology.
Focuses on the application of knowledge in marketing, finance, sales, sponsorships, promotions, media, and public relations to the sports industry. Strategies specific to sports will be emphasized. Prerequisite: None.
Prepares students to teach health and fitness to grades K-6. Includes developmentally appropriate content and teaching strategies based on national and state standards with opportunities for teaching in peer laboratory and school settings. Reviews current issues and research on childhood health behaviors. Analyzes behavioral strategies for promoting lifetime physical activity.
Provides knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to prepare for and respond to emergency situations that could occur during the school day, at school-sponsored events and functions, or while transporting school students. Requires demonstration of appropriate response to a school emergency and skills necessary to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of students.
Provides K-12 physical education teachers with the knowledge necessary to include students with disabilities in general physical education classes. An overview of current laws, assessment, the IEP process, and information on specific disabilities as relates to physical education will be addressed. Practical experience will be provided by participation of students in the Special Needs Activity Program.
Introduces the student to the principles of epidemiology and the specific relationship between physical activity and chronic disease. Exercise-based public health initiatives and health promotion programming are emphasized.
Through guided classroom experiences and activities, students will develop the skills necessary for incorporating physical education specific technologies into appropriate instruction in a K-12 setting. Students will use technology to collect and interpret data, design appropriate assessments, and enhance teaching strategies resulting in improved teacher effectiveness and efficiency. Students will also have an opportunity to obtain the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical Best Certification.
Specific subjects will be considered through readings, reports, discussions, and guest presenters. A paper will be required. A specific title will be listed in the schedule of classes. May be repeated.
Prospectus must be presented by student. Objective is to provide an in-depth experience in an area of interest to the student under the guidance of a faculty member and a cooperating supervisor. Prerequisite: Faculty approval.
Students may study intensively a subject of their interest under the guidance of a faculty member with the appropriate expertise. Prospectus must be presented by the student. Prerequisite: Approval of faculty member, department chairperson, college dean, and associate provost.
*Indicates dual-listed class
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