Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher
HPE 101-102 Physical Education Activities 1 Cr Each
These courses will emphasize a variety of individual, dual, and group fitness
activities for health and wellness. These courses are offered on a pass/
fail grading system. A maximum of two 101-102 credits may be counted
toward graduation credits.
HPE 103 Foundations of Health and Physical Education 3 Cr
A foundations course designed to acquaint the student with the philosophy,
history, current trends, and the future role of health and physical education.
The focus of this course is on researching careers with a health and physical
degree. Spring semester.
HPE 109 Techniques of Basic Skills in Physical Education 3 Cr
An introduction to basic motor skill development and its sequential application to specific movement patterns, including locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, and movement exploration. Included in this basic skill class is
the teaching of knowledge and skills appropriate for the elementary health
and physical education curriculum. The student will learn how to select
developmentally appropriate games and activities for elementary school
children. Each semester.
HPE 135 Introduction to Wellness 3 Cr
An overview of the many facets of a healthy life-style; investigates the
importance of responsibility for one’s own health and well-being; teaches
the necessary skills to establish a life-style that promotes wellness. Fall
HPE 200 Field Experience in HPE 1-3 Cr
Health and Physical Education majors with a concentration in sport management will consult with the director for an appropriate field placement. During the semester, students will be required to spend three (3) hours per
week per credit in the placement. Prerequisite: HPE 103 and sophomore
status. May not be taken concurrently with HPE 103. Each semester.
HPE 201 Outdoor Emergency Care 4 Cr
Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) was developed under the guidance of the
National Ski Patrol (NSP) to train individuals to provide initial care to skiers
who became injured while skiing. The program has since expanded to include not only training for ski patrollers, but for those who wish to provide emergency care to injured persons in a variety of outdoor conditions and
recreational activities. This is part one (fall portion) of an annual two-part
course with both a fall and a spring portion. Fall semester.
HPE 202 Ski Patrol 2 Cr
Riders and skiers often become injured in the outdoors and need medical
intervention, rescue, and transport for survival. In this course, students who
already become certified as Outdoor Emergency Technicians through the
National Ski Patrol will learn how to extricate, rescue, and transport injured
persons in a winter snow sports environment. Students will learn to ski with
a loaded and unloaded toboggan, evacuate chair lifts, and improve ski and
boarding skills. This is part two (spring portion) of an annual two-part course
with both a fall portion and a spring portion. Spring semester.
HPE 216 Methods of Teaching Health 3 Cr
A study of the principles, methods of teaching, materials, and resources
needed to teach health education in an educational setting. Spring semester, even-numbered years.
HPE 234 Sports Nutrition and Conditioning 3 Cr
This course introduces the student to the study of the nutritional needs of
physically active people. It explores fluid needs for exercise and guidelines
to maintain optimal hydration, and it will describe weight management
guidelines for health, physical fitness, and athletic performance. Students
will learn to evaluate sports nutrition information, nutritional supplements,
and ergogenic aids, as well as recognize signs of eating disorders and ways
to prevent such problems. This course will also explore the fundamentals
and special considerations of physical training and exercise. Fall semester.
HPE 301-302 Methods and Techniques of Teaching Fall/Spring Activities 6 Cr
This course provides the knowledge, theory and practical application of
physical education within the secondary school setting. Students will learn
about the various components of a secondary education and the methods
and techniques used to teach and evaluate those components. Students
will learn about various components of a well-rounded curriculum used
in secondary physical education classes. They will demonstrate methods
and techniques used to teach and evaluate those components taught in a
secondary physical education class. Students will learn how to design and
implement course lesson plans, set up appropriate skill practice sessions
and evaluate cognitive knowledge of activities taught in the fall/winter and
spring. HPE 301 is offered fall semester, even-numbered years. HPE 302 is
offered spring semester, odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: ED 102, HPE
109, and junior/senior status or consent of instructor.
HPE 314 Physical Education–Elementary School 3 Cr
This course provides the knowledge, theory, and some practical applications of physical education within the Elementary school setting. Students will learn about the various components of an elementary physical education program and will learn how to develop a year-long elementary physical education curriculum. Students will learn games and activities appropriate
to the developmental level of elementary children, health promotion concepts, teaching methodology, evaluation techniques, and the importance of physical education as an integral part of general education. Prerequisite:
HPE 109 and junior/senior standing. Each semester.
HPE 325 Applied Anatomical Kinesiology 3 Cr
Course includes the study of the anatomical locations, insertions, and
actions of the major skeletal muscles, the structure and function of the
major joints of the body, and a review of the skeleton. It will emphasize
basic mycology and osteology and their relationship to the science of body
movement. Prerequisite: BI 102 or BI 171/172 or BI 201/202 and junior/
senior status. Fall semester.
HPE 350 Responding to Emergencies 3 Cr
This course provides a unique common sense approach that enables
a person to provide appropriate emergency first aid care. The course
stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency while waiting for more
highly trained personnel to arrive on the scene. Students who successfully
meet the requirements of the American Red Cross will become certified in
first-aid and CPR/AED. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status. Spring semester.
HPE 402 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3 Cr
Includes the study of physical conditioning, bandaging and taping, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, and diet in relation to athletics and physical education. Prevention of injuries, emergency first aid and rehabilitative
methods, and training room procedures are covered. Spring semester, even-numbered years.
HPE 405 HPE Seminar 1 Cr
The purpose of this seminar is to provide health and physical education
majors with information that will assist them in preparing for professional
life. The HPE Seminar is to be taken spring semester of the junior year.
Prerequisite: HPE 200 and enrolled in HPE major. Spring semester. Fulfills
a Writing Intensive requirement.
HPE 410 Organization, Administration, and Assessment of Sport Management Program 3 Cr
The study of methods of organization and means of administration of health
and physical education programs. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status. Spring
semester, even-numbered years.
HPE 413 Exercise Physiology & Human Performance Testing 3 Cr
The study of basic physiological functions of the body and their response
to exercise. Topics include muscle structure and function, responses and
adaptations to exercise, energy metabolism, effects of exercise and training
on body composition, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and nutrition and other
aids to performance. Prerequisites: BI 102 or BI 201/202 and junior/senior
status. Cannot be taken pass/fail. Spring semester.
HPE 415 Internship 1–6 Cr
Health and physical education majors with a sport management concentration will complete an internship in an appropriate setting with the approval of the HPE Internship Director. During the semester, students will be required to spend three hours per week per credit in the internship setting. Prerequisites: Senior standing, HPE 200 and 405, and application to the
HPE Internship Program Director. Each semester and summer.