Health & Human Perfor Courses

HHPK 144 - Foundations of Kinesiology
Hours: 3
A survey course in human movement that includes the historical development of movement and sport from ancient through contemporary cultures. Physiological, sociological, and psychological principles affecting human movement and sport are also studied.

HHPK 154 - Concepts of Physical Activity
Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide information related to the need for continuing physical activity and its contribution to human well-being. Units of instruction will include procedures for assessing fitness levels in the various components of physical fitness and techniques used in developing physical fitness among students.

HHPK 172 - SYSTEMS OF THE HUMAN BODY
Hours: 3
Systems of the Human Body. Three semester hours. (Same as HHPH 172). A study of the structure and function of selected body systems and their integration into personal health. Designed to be a foundation for other health and kinesiology courses.

HHPK 200 - US-Concept of Lifetime Wellnes
Hours: 3
Concepts of Lifetime Wellness - Three semester hours This course is designed to provide information related to the need for healthy lifestyles and their contribution to human well-being. Units of instruction will include procedures for assessing wellness levels in the various components of health and strategies used in developing lifetime wellness among students. Restricted to BAAS majors only.

HHPK 211 - First Aid and Safety
Hours: 3
This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective in providing safe environments and as a first responder to accidents and/or sudden illness. Life saving skills, accident prevention principles, and the proper use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) will also be included.

HHPK 213 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
Hours: 3
A course designed to provide entry-level knowledge in the field of sport related injuries. This course includes units dealing with the history of athletic training, basic anatomy of common injuries, evaluation techniques, preventive measures to reduce the incidences of injuries and knowledge of basic treatment procedures to be used after injuries occur. Legal and ethical issues will also be discussed. Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C consent of instructor.

HHPK 250 - PHYS ACT SKILL I: COND IND/DUA
Hours: 3
Physical Activity Skills I: Conditioning, Individual and Dual Sports. Three semester hours. The purpose of this course is to develop the techniques for sports conditioning and fundamental skills used in teaching individual/dual sports. This course will also focus on the various stages of games skill development for a variety of activities.

HHPK 251 - PHYS ACT SKILLS II: TEAM SPORT
Hours: 3
Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports. Three semester hours. The purpose of this course is to develop the techniques utilized in fundamental skills for team sports. This course will also focus on the various stages of games skill development. An emphasis will be placed on designing a variety of learning experiences for grade appropriate team sports. Prerequisite: HHPK 250.

HHPK 302 - Adapted Physical Education
Hours: 3
A course designed to provide knowledge related to individuals with disabilities and the effects of these disabilities upon motor development and the performance of motor activities. Categories of disabilities include orthopedic difficulties, learning challenges, cardio-respiratory disorders, behavior disorders, sensory impairments, and other permanent and temporary disabilities. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA and junior/senior status.

HHPK 304 - Motor Development
Hours: 3
This course examines basic concepts and contemporary issues associated with physical growth and motor behavior (perception to action) across the lifespan. Topics include physical and neurological growth, perception, motor control, and environmental influence. Prerequisites: HHPK 154 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 311 - Introduction to Coaching
Hours: 3
This course is designed to increase awareness and basic knowledge of coaching principles. This class is intended to foster new ideas and promote personal growth within each individual. Emphasis will be placed on both the science and art of coaching. Students will be challenged to develop personal coaching philosophies that complement their individual attributes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 314 - Teaching Methods in Physical Education I
Hours: 3
A course designed to enable the student to learn the process of movement and skill acquisition for elementary children. Principles and practices related to the learning of children's movement skills fitness and active lifestyles will be investigated. Includes the scientific basis for motor performance, curricular organization, and pedagogical methodology related to the elementary school physical education program. Prerequisite: HHPK 154 and junior/senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 315 - Teaching Methods in Physical Education II
Hours: 3
A course designed to enable the student to learn the processes of movements and skill acquisition of students in middle/secondary schools. Using state standards, it provides information related to curriculum selection and implementation of middle/secondary public school physical education programs. Students will demonstrate competencies in presentations utilizing various instructional strategies. Prerequisites: HHPK 154 and junior/senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 324 - Health and Kinesiology for Children
Hours: 3
A course designed to acquaint elementary education majors with current health information and activities appropriate for the pre-kindergarten through fourth grade child. Principles of kinesiology, analysis of motor skills, and age appropriate interdisciplinary activities will be explored one-half of the semester. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 335 - Kinesiology
Hours: 4
A study of human musculoskeletal anatomy and function. Prerequisite: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 350 - Motor Learning and Motor Control
Hours: 3
The study of the acquisition of psychomotor skill and neuromuscular function in the control of movement. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 397 - SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

HHPK 414 - Theory of Coaching Football and Soccer
Hours: 3
A comprehensive study in coaching football and soccer. Students will study rules, strategies and tactics, scouting, evaluation of skills, and motivation of athletes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 415 - School & Com. Recreation
Hours: 3

HHPK 416 - Theory of Coaching Baseball and Softball
Hours: 3
A comprehensive study in coaching baseball and softball. Students will study rules, strategies and tactics, scouting, evaluation of skills, and motivation of athletes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 417 - Measurement and Evaluation
Hours: 3
This course is intended to address the current practices in conducting data-based measurement and evaluation processes. Specifically, this course will examine statistical techniques necessary for manipulation and interpretation of various performance data. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MATH 1314 (with a minimum grade of C) or 141 (with a minimum grade of C) or 175 (with a minimum grade of C) or 179 (with a minimum grade of C) and junior or senior standing, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 444 - Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs
Hours: 3
An integrated study of the administration of traditional and contemporary kinesiology and sports programs. Philosophies and principles of the administration of kinesiology and sports programs will be applied to various areas of concern such as personnel policies, leadership, facilities, equipment, record keeping, finance, legal implications, and program promotion. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 450 - Exercise Physiology
Hours: 4
Topics will include aerobic and anaerobic energy sources for muscular activity, physiology of muscle contraction; strength, and flexibility; the role of nervous system control of muscular activity; pulmonary and circulatory physiology; gas exchange and transport; body composition and weight control; pediatric exercise physiology. Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 252 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2402 with a minimum grade of C. 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 451 - Topics in Exercise Science
Hours: 4
Advanced topics in exercise science to include biomechanics, exercise physiology, and/or motor learning. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 252 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2402 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA. Senior standing.

HHPK 454 - Theory of Coaching Track and Field and Cross Country
Hours: 3
A comprehensive course covering basic knowledge in the theory of coaching track and field and cross country. Fundamental skills in the individual events of track and field will be analyzed. Students will also study rules and tactical strategies. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 455 - Theory of Coaching Basketball and Volleyball
Hours: 3
A comprehensive study in coaching basketball and volleyball. Students will study rules, strategies and tactics, scouting, evaluation of skills, and motivation of athletes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

HHPK 490 - H HONORS THESIS
Hours: 1-6
H Honors Thesis Hours: 6 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of head. Note: May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPK 491 - H IND HONORS READING
Hours: 3
HHPK 491 - H IND HONORS RDGS. - Three semester hours Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPK 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.