Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher
HPE 101-102 Physical Education Activities 1-2 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 phi-
losophy, history, present status, and future role of health and physical
education. The focus of this course is on careers in health and physical
education. Spring semester.
HPE 109 Techniques of Basic Skills in Physical Education 3cr
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 also 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 discusses the
application of fundamental tools to establish a life-style that promotes
wellness. Fall semester.
HPE 200 Field Experience in HPE 1-3 cr
Health and Physical Education majors with a concentration in sport
management will be assigned a field placement in an appropriate set-
ting. During the semester, students will be required to spend three (3)
hours per week per credit in the assigned setting. Prerequisite: HPE
103, sophomore status and the student's proposal for placement must
have been approved. May not be taken concurrently with HPE 103.
HPE 201 Outdoor Emergency Care 4 cr
Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) was developd 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 Techni-
cians 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, evacu-
ate 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 205 Coaching of Soccer 2 cr
The fundamentals of coaching soccer. Reviews basic skills and rules
of soccer, methods and techniques used to coach teams at various age
levels, and other strategies necessary for successful coaching. Spring
semester, odd-numbered years.
HPE 207 Coaching of Football 2 cr
The study of modern offensive and defensive football systems and the
strategies involved in successful coaching. Includes both 11-man and
eight-man football. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.
HPE 209 Coaching of Basketball 2 cr
The study of modern offensive and defensive basketball systems and
the strategies involved in successful coaching. Fall semester, even
HPE 210 Coaching of Wrestling 2 cr
The study of modern offensive and defensive wrestling holds and
techniques and the strategies involved in successful coaching. Spring
semester, even-numbered years.
HPE 211 Coaching of Volleyball 2 cr
The study of the fundamentals and techniques of power volleyball
and the strategies involved in successful coaching. Fall semester, even-
HPE 212 Coaching of Track and Field 2 cr
The study of the fundamentals and techniques of track and field events
and the strategies involved in successful coaching. Spring semester,
HPE 214 The School Health Program 2-3 cr
Study of school personnel's role in the promotion of health and
prevention of disease; focus is on the teacher's responsibilities in the
comprehensive school health program. Presentation of health problems
of school-aged children and youth; includes CPR and first aid certifica-
tion. This course can be taken with CPR/First Aid Certification for 3
credits or without CPR/First Aid Certification for 2 credits. Students
majoring in a teacher licensure area must take the course for 3 credits.
Students majoring in HPE may take the course for 2 credits only if
they are concurrently enrolled in HPE 350. Otherwise, they must take
it for 3 credits. Each semester
HPE 216 Methods of Teaching Health 3 cr
A study of the principles, methods, materials, and resources involved in
teaching health education. Spring semester, even-numbered years.
HPE 224 Comprehensive Experience in Athletics 2 cr
Allows students to experience aspects of an athletic program in a more
in-depth approach. The student will propose a comprehensive experi-
ence related to athletic programs, such as film exchange, budget issues,
scheduling, practice/game preparation, training regimens, travel plan-
ning, or other approved projects, which will give the student a more
comprehensive experience in athletics. A student may take this course
a maximum of two times. Each semester.112
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 per-
formance. 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 how to observe skill performance for
analysis and correction of incorrect skill performance and skill progres-
sions. 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: Junior/senior status or
consent of instructor.
HPE 314 Physical Education-Elementary School 3 cr
This course provides the knowledge, theory, and some practical ap-
plications 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, evalua-
tion 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 340 Coaching Certification (ASEP) and Sport Management Techniques 2 cr
This course is designed to help prospective coaches as well as those
coaches already employed to do the following: Develop a positive
coaching philosophy, better communicate with and motivate athletes,
teach athletes the techniques and tactics of a sport, establish sage and
effective training regimens, manage risks, schedule and manage athletic
seasons and events, and aid students in securing A.S.E.P. Coaching
Principles Certification. Spring semester; even numbered years.
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 success-
fully meet the requirements of the American Red Cross will become
certified in Responding to Emergencies as a first-aid responder along
with becoming certified In CPR/AED. Prerequisite: Junior/senior
status. Spring semester.
HPE 351 Personal Training Certification 3 cr
The professional preparation for becoming a certified personal trainer
is quite broad based. It includes but is not limited to a knowledge of
anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, safety issues, legal issues, program
development, customer service, administration, exercise protocols,
fitness analysis protocols, business management, marketing and more.
During this course we will cover all of these subjects as they pertain to
being a certified personal trainer. Fall 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 educa-
tion 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: 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.
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 fit-
ness, and nutrition and other aids to performance. Prerequisites: BI
102 or BI 171/172 or BI 201/202 and junior/senior status. Cannot
be taken pass/fail. Spring semester.
HPE 415 Internship 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 Internship Director. During the semester,
students will be required to spend nine to eighteen hours per week in
the internship setting. Reading in professional journals related to his/
her internship will be completed Prerequisites: Senior standing, HPE
405, and application to the Internship Program. Each semester.