Courses - HPER (Teaching)


HL 101. COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH. Presents a body of knowledge essential for sound decisions in health maintenance. Sound health values and conduct are encouraged. 3  |

HL 205. MARRIAGE, FAMILY LIVING AND SEX EDUCATION. Designed to acquaint students with various encounters of family living with emphasis on dating, companionship, marriage, sex education, family planning, parenthood and divorce as they relate to the social institution. 3

HL 207. FIRST AID. Designed to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. 3

HL 302. INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION. Fundamental principles of human nutrition and effects upon health, development, and performance. 3

HL 309. CONSUMER HEALTH EDUCATION. Private and public marketing practices, health services, governmental laws related to health services, and public and private agencies available to protect the consumer. 3

HL 317. METHODS IN HEALTH EDUCATION (P-12). Experiences in learning and evaluating various methods of health instruction. Twenty hours of practicum are required. 3

HL 318. DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE. Socio-psychological aspects of our drug oriented society; classification and pharmacology of drugs; physical and emotional effects of drug abuse; characteristics of the drug-prone personality; detection of the drug-dependent personality; federal and state statues; developing units of instruction to help preclude drug abuse. 3

HL 330. FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR’S COURSE. This is an American Red Cross prescribed course for the certification of first aid instructors. 3

HL 445. CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES. Training in the care and prevention of athletic injuries; physical conditioning, diet, medication, bandaging and physician-coach training relationship. Practical experience in the use of therapeutic equipment. 3


PE 108. BEGINNING SWIMMING. Emphasizes fundamental swimming skills which include the American crawl, Back crawl, Side stroke, and Elementary back stroke. 2

PE 109. INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING. Instruction and laboratory experience in intermediate swimming. Prerequisite: PE 108 or its equivalent. 2

PE 110. ADVANCED SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY. Designed to give the student additional swimming practice and training. Students who successfully meet and perform the standards as required by the American Red Cross may receive the Water Safety Instructor’s Certificate (W.S.I.). 2

PE 120. STRENGTH TRAINING. Knowledge and application of principles of strength training with particular emphasis on specificity of program design. 2

PE 122. AEROBIC CONDITIONING. Designed to provide the student with the opportunity to improve cardiovascular fitness and to gain necessary knowledge to develop a personal aerobic program. 2

PE 201. INDIVIDUAL AND DUAL SPORTS. Affords opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in individual and dual sports and games. Additional emphasis is placed on methodology of teaching. Twenty hours of practicum are required. 3

PE 204. FOUNDATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION. A survey of the history, principles and philosophies that influence programs and practices in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation professions. Twenty hours of practicum are required. 3

PE 205. MOTOR DEVELOPMENT. A study of the basic concepts of motor development. Twenty hours of practicum are required. 3 Syllabus

PE 208. RHYTHMS (K-12). Rhythmic activities designed for students in grades K through 12. 3


(K-6). An analysis of effective methods and current practices in teaching health and physical education in the early years. Twenty hours of practicum are required. 3 Syllabus ( to follow)

PE 302. PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION. A study of the origin and development of physical education philosophies and the trends, objectives, and principles of physical education. 3

PE 303. PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE. Designed to study the basic physiological principles of human responses to exercise. Science intensive course. Prerequisite: BI 301. 3

PE 307. ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION. Emphasizes the principle and practices involved in providing activities for individuals who have disabilities or temporary limitations and cannot participate in or benefit from the regular activity program. Twenty hours of practicum are required. 3 Syllabus

PE 308. TEAM SPORTS. Affords the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in team sports. Additional emphasis is placed methodology of teaching. Twenty hours of practicum are required. 3

PE 311. ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HPER. Designed to familiarize the student with factors involved in the administration of sport, health, physical education and recreation programs. 3 Syllabus

PE 320. BADMINTON. Fundamental strokes, footwork and playing techniques, rules and court play for singles and doubles. 2

PE 321. TENNIS. Fundamental strokes, footwork, playing techniques, and the rules and etiquette of tennis. 2

PE 322. ARCHERY. Theory and practice in teaching and coaching archery. 2

PE 323. TRACK AND FIELD. Theory and practice in the coaching of track and field. 2

PE 324. GOLF. Designed to develop methods and skills necessary to teach and coach golf. 2

PE 325. SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF COACHING FOOTBALL. Theoretical study of football fundamental systems of defensive and offensive play; rules; signal methods. 2

PE 326. SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF COACHING BASKETBALL. Designed to teach theory and practice in the coaching of basketball. 2

PE 327. SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF COACHING BASEBALL. Theoretical study of baseball fundamentals. Included are forms in throwing, batting, sliding, and study of different positions and team play. 2

PE 402. MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN HPER. Methods and techniques of measuring, appraising, and assessing student performance in terms of objectives. Various types of tests employed in the field. Students are required to construct, administer, and analyze results of a knowledge test. Students must select, administer, and analyze test results of physical performance or motor skill. Hand calculators and computer programs are utilized. 3

PE 403. METHODS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (K-12). Analysis of effective methods and current practices in teaching physical education classes. Practical experience in planning, instructing and evaluating is required. Writing intensive course. Twenty hours of practicum are required. Prerequisites: Senior Status. 3 Syllabus_Dr. Avard  Syllabus_Dr. Ross(to follow)

PE 405. RESEARCH SEMINAR. Designed to analyze the pros and cons related to crucial issues in the field of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Writing intensive course. 3

PE 406. KINESIOLOGY. Designed to acquaint students with concepts of structural kinesiology and muscle physiology relevant to learning motor skills; scientific study of movement. Prerequisite: PE 303. 3  |

PE 420. ADVANCE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING. Designed to bridge the gap between clinical exercise related course work and the practical application of skills of personal training. Students learn to properly screen and evaluate clients for safe participation in an exercise program, design and implement exercise prescriptions for diverse populations. 3

PE 430. BIOMECHANICS OF MOTOR PERFORMANCE. Basic biomechanical principles as they relate to human movement and movement analysis. 3

PE 431. SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGY OF EXERCISE AND SPORT. Basic sociological and psychological principles related to sport and exercise. Special emphasis placed on the interrelationships between self-efficacy, motivation, and participation and their effects on selection and involvement in physical activities. 3

PE 451. ADVANCE DANCE. Designed to further the knowledge of dance acquired in Rhythms, PE 208. 3


RE 305. RECREATION LEADERSHIP. Organization and conduct of municipal, school, and social recreation programs.

RE 306. OUTDOOR RECREATION. Utilization of natural resources as they relate to outdoor and recreational setting. 3

RE 413. PARKS, RECREATION, AND ADMINISTRATION. Training for supervisory work in various recreational settings. 3

RE 414. SEMINAR IN RECREATION. Capstone of recreational trends, problems, and experiences. 3

RE 415. FIELD EXPERIENCES IN RECREATION. A 12-week supervised practical experience in a professional setting. Placement sites may include campus, parks, or recreational centers. Emphasis is on the leadership responsibilities of planning, conducting and evaluating activities and programs. Student must make application to enroll in the course and must have achieved senior rank. 12.