Health and Physical Education Courses

 

 

 

HPED102 Foundations of Physical Education Seminar

Designed as an orientation to the culture and mission of the university and to the physical education profession.  Students are encouraged to explore the purpose of a college education within an academic discipline and are introduced to learning strategies and study skills for success in the major.  This includes the nature and scope of the field, underlying scientific principles, a brief historical background, qualities of and the role of successful professionals, and field experiences.  Students start a professional portfolio.  Class discussion, active learning, common co-curricular activities, service and/or civic opportunities are incorporated to promote connection with fellow students, faculty, university and the community.

Prerequisite:  None


 HPED115 Teaching Invasion Sports 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A methods course with a lab involving knowledge, fundamental skills, strategy and rules of soccer, football, and hockey. Emphasis is placed on skill learning, performance analysis, and progressions. This methods/lab course encompasses teaching methods, class management, and safety appropriate for all grade levels. Students will complete peer and self-evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED119 First Year Seminar for Health and Physical Education Students

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

Designed to embed education program requirements into a required course and to support student achievement of Education program requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


HPED125 Teaching Invasion Sports 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A methods course with a lab involving knowledge, fundamental skills, strategy and rules of basketball, team handball, and ultimate frisbee. Emphasis is placed on skill learning, performance analysis, and progressions. This methods/lab course encompasses teaching methods, class management, and safety appropriate for all grade levels. Students will complete peer and self-evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 HPED130 Teaching Net Sports

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A methods course with a lab involving knowledge, fundamental skills, strategy and rules of tennis, badminton, and volleyball. Emphasis is placed on skill learning, performance analysis, and progressions. This methods/lab course encompasses teaching methods, class management, and safety appropriate for all grade levels. Students will complete peer and self-evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED132 Beginning Swimming

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

For non-swimmers, or those not comfortable in the water, to develop basic skills and confidence.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED133 Intermediate Swimming

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

For swimmers who wish to learn or improve stroke skills and aquatic fitness.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED134 Swimming/Emergency Water Safety

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This Swimming/Emergency Water Safety course in advanced swimming techniques is designed to enable the students to become proficient in basic swimming strokes and related aquatic skills. The students will also develop fundamental water safety skills. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED140 Wellness for Life

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduction to the interdependence of personal wellness and fitness.  Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a proactive approach to a wellness-oriented lifestyle.  Emphasis will be placed on the development of a personal understanding of exercise options and their relevancy to health risk management.  Students will also be introduced to health risk and fitness appraisal techniques.


 

HPED145 Globalization and Cultural Difference in Sports (3.0 sh)

Designed to examine sports and its relationship to cultural, political, international, and/or global practices.  Students will analyze how sports impact societal values and actions around the world.

Prerequisites:  None


 

HPED160 Coaching Methods and Application
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore the science behind coaching, including pedagogy, sport skill analysis, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and care and prevention of injuries.

Prerequisites:  None


 

HPED162 Principles of Coaching
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore the foundation and methods of coaching.  Major concepts such as coaching philosophy, budget, team management, motivation, problems in coaching and ethics and legal issues, will be investigated.

Prerequisites:  None


 HPED210 Teaching Rhythmic Activities and Dance

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

An introduction to basic movement patterns, rhythm, and dance through a variety of rhythmic activities that are evident in the traditions of many ethnic cultures.  Emphasis is placed on the teaching techniques used for movement patterns and dance in grades K-12 and for adult recreation.  This course meets The Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED213 Methods for Teaching Elementary Physical Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Teaching methods course with a lab involving elementary physical education curriculum. Emphasis is placed upon teaching techniques and safety procedures presented and practiced in peer teaching experiences. Developmental characteristics of children will be integrated into current curricular trends. Students will build a repertoire of elementary physical education activities selected from various categories. This course meets the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED214 Teaching Lifetime Activities

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

A methods course with a lab involving knowledge, fundamental skills, strategy and rules of lifetime activities such as golf, archery, bowling, and softball. Emphasis is placed on skill learning, performance analysis, and progressions. This methods/lab course encompasses teaching methods, class management, and safety appropriate for all grade levels. Students will complete peer and self-evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED222 Lifeguard Instructor
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
Designed to train the student to teach courses in the American Red Cross (ARC) program, specifically, Basic Water Rescue, Lifeguard Training and Lifeguard Training Review, Lifeguard Management and Waterfront Lifeguarding.   Students will also be able to teach CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (CPR/AED) for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Additionally students will be recertified as a lifeguard. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED225 Swimming/Lifeguard Training
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
Designed to train lifeguard personnel to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide the safest water safety conditions for the patrons of public and private aquatic facilities. Students have the opportunity to become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR & Automated External Defibrillation (CPR/AED) for the Professional Rescuer (PR), Oxygen Administration, First Aid, and Waterfront Lifeguarding. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


HPED226 Techniques of Coaching Volleyball (1.0 sh)

Introduces the various skills, knowledge and disposition needed to become a qualified and effective volleyball coach at the high school and college levels.  Major concepts as they relate to organization and administration, teaching of fundamental skills, skills analysis, coaching personalities, styles, philosophies, and psychological aspects of coaching will be explored.

 

HPED228 Synchronized Swimming

[Minimum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh]

Students are introduced to the components of synchronized swimming with an emphasis on sculling, stroke adaptation and figure execution. Basic choreographic techniques are also explored. Students must have the ability to swim in deep water and knowledge of the basic swimming strokes: front crawl, sidestroke, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED230 Aquacise

[Minimum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh]

The students are introduced to a lifetime sport exercise option utilizing the aquatic medium. Exercise areas, such as free-standing water drills, pool side standing drills, circuit training, running, and relaxation techniques, are emphasized. Students must have ability to swim in deep water and knowledge of the basic swimming strokes: front crawl, sidestroke, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED234 Water Safety Instructor

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Designed to train the student to teach the following American Red Cross (ARC) courses: 1) Parent & Child Aquatic Program; 2) Longfellow's Whale Tales Educational Program; 3) Progressive Swimming Courses (levels I-VI); 4) Water Safety Outreach Program; and 5) Safety Training for Swim Coaches. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


HPED245 Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School

Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a proactive approach to a positive, vigorous, and wellness-oriented lifestyle.  The course will focus on the health content and process of the instructional phase of the health and physical education program in the elementary school through classroom and laboratory activities.

Prerequisite:  None


HPED252 Physical Activity, Movement and Sport for Individuals with Disabilities

Designed to provide global comparisons of the theory and content related to the recommended strategies and tools for providing physical activity, movement and motor skill applications, and sport opportunities for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan.

Prerequisite:  None

 

HPED255 Teaching Fitness in K-12 Schools

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A methods course with a lab providing students with health-related physical fitness theory and content that will prepare them to work with K-12 students in physical education lessons. The course will also prepare students to use current technology for physical activity/wellness engagement and for assessing health and fitness status and physical activity/wellness engagement levels.

Prerequisite: ( HPED102 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED262 Techniques of Coaching Basketball (1.0 sh)

Introduces the various skills, knowledge and disposition needed to become a qualified and effective basketball coach at the high school and college levels.  Major concepts as they relate to organization and administration, teaching of fundamental skills, skills analysis, coaching personalities, styles, and philosophies, and psychological aspects of coaching will be explored.

Prerequisite:  None


 

HPED263 Techniques of Coaching Soccer (1.0 sh)

Introduces the various skills, knowledge and disposition needed to become a qualified and effective soccer coach at the high school and college levels.  Major concepts as they relate to organization and administration, teaching of fundamental skills, skills analysis, coaching personalities, styles, and philosophies, and psychological aspects of coaching will be explored.

Prerequisite:  None


 

HPED264 Techniques of Coaching Softball (1.0 sh)

Introduces the various skills, knowledge and disposition needed to become a qualified and effective softball coach at the high school and college levels.  Major concepts as they relate to organization and administration, teaching of fundamental skills, skills analysis, coaching personalities, styles, and philosophies, and psychological aspects of coaching will be explored.

Prerequisite:  None


 

HPED265 Techniques of Coaching Tennis (1.0 sh)

Introduces the various skills, knowledge and disposition needed to become a qualified and effective tennis coach at the high school and college levels.  Major concepts as they relate to organization and administration, teaching of fundamental skills, skills analysis, coaching personalities, styles, and philosophies, and psychological aspects of coaching will be explored.

Prerequisite:  None


 

HPED266 Techniques of Coaching Track and Field (1.0 sh)

Introduces the various skills, knowledge and disposition needed to become a qualified and effective track and field coach at the high school and college levels.  Major concepts as they relate to organization and administration, teaching of fundamental skills, skills analysis, coaching personalities, styles, and philosophies, and psychological aspects of coaching will be explored.

Prerequisite:  None


 

HPED267 Techniques of Coaching Wrestling (1.0 sh)

Introduces the various skills, knowledge and disposition needed to become a qualified and effective wrestling coach at the high school and college levels.  Major concepts as they relate to organization and administration, teaching of fundamental skills, skills analysis, coaching personalities, styles, and philosophies, and psychological aspects of coaching will be explored.

Prerequisite:  None


 

HPED300 Advanced Techniques and Coaching Soccer
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
A comprehensive insight to coaching basic soccer skills. Emphasis is given to team organization aiming to improve the efficiency of the essential aspects of the game--how to score and prevent goals. Basic theory with a strong emphasis towards audio-visual teaching aids.

Prerequisite: ( HPED103 )

Corequisite: None


 

HPED302 Motor Learning Applied to Physical Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduces various theories and principles explaining motor behavior, psychological factors related to or affecting motor skill acquisition and performance. Emphasis is placed on the application of practice, skill transfer, memory, feedback including knowledge of results, knowledge of performance, neuromotor functioning, and differences in motor abilities that are involved in motor skill performance.   This will be achieved through involvement in lectures, theories, laboratory tasks, and demonstrations.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH353 AND HPED352 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED304 Advanced Techniques and Coaching Wrestling

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Designed to familiarize students with the maturational, physiological and psychological aspects of coaching interscholastic wrestling. Special emphasis is given to techniques and to the organization and administration of interscholastic elementary and secondary programs.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED307 Advanced Techniques and Coaching Basketball

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

Coaching basketball on the competitive level. Subject matter will include formulating a philosophy, selecting a squad, pre-season/in-season/post-season practice, scouting opponents, keeping team statistics, establishing training and grooming codes, basketball research, proper techniques, and strategy.

Prerequisite: ( HPED105 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED310 Health/PE Professional Semester Techniques & Strategies Teaching

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Orient the students to the principles of a good physical education program. Special attention given to pedagogy and progressions that will lead to effective learning of physical activities. Application of the theory and methods is made during in-class teachings and participation in the public schools. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HPED311 Health/PE Professional Semester: Teaching Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to classroom teaching techniques in Health Education. Students gain experience in constructing units of instruction and in using a variety of teaching aids/strategies to enhance the teaching/learning process. Required for Health and Physical Education certification. Focuses on learning styles and active learning strategies. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED312 Health/PE Professional Semester: Adapted Physical Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Offer basic preparation in adapted physical education to physical education and special education majors who wish to expand their knowledge and ability to work with exceptional students. Emphasis is on identifying students with special needs, the causes and characteristics associated with each type of need, and acquiring competencies in appropriate instructional and management procedures. It is designed to meet teh National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED314 Health/PE Professional Semester: Measurement for Evaluation in Health and Physical Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to equip students with basic knowledge of statistical concepts and evaluation techniques used in health and physical education. Emphasis will be placed on how to measure performance, and the use of performance data to improve learning. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 HPED350 Advanced Techniques and Coaching Swimming/Diving
[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2sh ]
Prepares student with background and understanding of all areas for teaching and coaching competitive swimming and diving. In-depth attention given to competitive rules and regulations, swimming programs, and all individual skills; psychology of coaching swimmers and divers; types of training programs, pacework, and mechanical principles involved in swimming.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED351 Managment of Aquatic Programs & Facilities
[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]
Students are introduced to the role of aquatic facilities in schools, communities and agencies. The planning and design of aquatic facilities are explored as well as basic management and operations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HPED352 Kinesiology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Designed to increase one's understanding of human movement and to provide the foundation for critical application of analysis of physical activity and exercise. The course content includes both anatomical and biomechanical concepts.   It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH122 ) OR ( HLTH128 )

Corequisite:   None


HPED400 Professional Development

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Facilitate authentic learning experiences for pre-service health and physical education majors. Students observe and participate in school health and physical education settings, K-12. Students develop a professional portfolio supporting their experiences and professional philosophy. Community professionals and resources are used to complement the learning experience through the presentation of seminar-practicum related to current teaching tools each week. This course meets the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

 

HPED450 Physical Education Professional Field Experience
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 12 sh]

A field experience designed to provide students with on-the-job experience in a variety of physical education-related, professional on-site operations.  Students will learn from professionals in the field and be exposed to programs, procedures, and settings.  Supervision is provided by both university faculty and the cooperating agency.  Experiences may take place in public and private agencies, schools, and athletic settings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HPED463 Organization & Administration of HPER

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore the philosophy of health and physical education, leadership skills, facilities and equipment management, personnel management, budgeting, risk management, public relations, marketing, consultation, and current issues. Students will be guided in the preparation of position papers, research reports, and presentations on topics covered with the intent of providing realistic pre-professional experiences in the field. It is designed to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED493 Elementary Student Teaching and Professional Practicum

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

Provides the capstone experience for pre-service teachers through two student teaching experiences at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges).  Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers and regular practicum sessions introduce the student to the range and scope of a professional educator's responsibilities. University professors supervise the student teachers and facilitate weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED494 Secondary Student Teaching and Professional Practicum

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

Provides the capstone experience for pre-service teachers through two student teaching experiences at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges).  Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers and regular practicum sessions introduce the student to the range and scope of a professional educator's responsibilities. University professors supervise the student teachers and facilitate weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED605 Contemporary Instructional Models in Physical Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Overview and analysis of current theory-based models of instruction described in the professional physical education literature. Students in this course will design specific curricular plans based on these contemporary models for implementation and will align specific standards and objectives within an assessment plan for student outcomes for the models. Additionally, students will support the selection of various models with current research on teaching physical education.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HPED610 Qualitative Analysis of Motor Skills

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to measure, analyze, and qualitatively evaluate complex motor skills, such as sport skills, by using and integrating basic subdisciplines of motor learning and control, kinesiology, and biomechanics.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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