This course examines the foundation principles of biology with special emphasis on anatomy, morphology, life cycles, reproduction, evolution and diversity of animals and related organisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Component: Lecture/Lab Combined
BUS 201 | Organizational Communications (3 credit hours)
Students study communication foundations, the writing process, and communicating through letters, memoranda, and e-mail messages. The culminating activity permits students to understand the report process and research methods, manage data and use graphics, and organize and prepare reports and proposals for the design and delivery of business presentations.
CMIS 101 | Information Systems Concepts and Applications (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to basic computer concepts and Windows-based spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software currently used in industry. Development of problem-solving and proficiency using selected commercial software packages is stressed.
MATH 112 | College Algebra (3 credit hours)
This course is for students who specifically need algebra in certain pre- professional programs. It covers algebraic principles and processes and is not to be taken for credit by students who have completed Math 113 or Math 120.
PSYC 250 | Human Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspects of growth from birth through old age. In addition, factors thought to influence this growth are also examined.
The purpose of this course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. The course content and activities will prepare participants to recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care. This course teaches the first aid skills the citizen responder will need in order to act as the first link in the EMS system. This course also emphasizes prevention of injuries and illness, with a focus on personal safety and health.
HPER 222 | Structural Kinesiology (3 credit hours)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human motion. The student will learn a systematic approach to the analysis of human motion and will be able to apply anatomical and mechanical analysis to the learning and improvement of a broad spectrum of movement activities.
HPER 262 | Nutrition and Health (3 credit hours)
This course will investigate the physiological, psychological and economic effects of nutrition on humans. Macro and micro nutrients, nutrition through the life span, the role of nutrition on health, food safety, and effects on physical activity will be examined. In addition, evaluation of current nutritional issues, controversies, and consumer decisions will be analyzed.
HPER 310 | Psychology of Sports and Physical Activities (3 credit hours)
This course examines the place of psychology in physical education and sports. It includes personality, attention and arousal, anxiety and intervention, theories of motivation, and social psychology of sports aggression, audience effects, team cohesion, and leadership in sports.
HPER 325 | Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries (3 credit hours)
This course examines the nature and cause of injuries related to the physical activities of children and athletes.
Prerequisite required: HPER 222 (or Corequisite)
HPER 360 | Physiology of Exercise (3 credit hours)
This course will provide students with a working understanding of how exercise affects the different systems of the body.
HPER 382 | Sound Mind Sound Body (Mens Sana in Corpore Sano) (3 credit hours)
This course provides students with a working understanding of seven domains of wellness: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, and occupational. Given the broad spectrum of topics, the course offers a multidisciplinary look at the individual as well as the individual’s role as a healthy and productive member of society.
HPER 428 | Health and Society (3 credit hours)
This course, designed for the health and physical education teacher candidate, will investigate current issues of health and society both domestic and global in scope, and how these events impact students in our Nation’s schools. Environmental impact on health, medical advances, technology, public policy, and substance abuse education will also be examined.
HPER 433 | Applied Exercise Science (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to further the understanding of exercise physiology, structural kinesiology, biomechanics and motor behavior. The classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences of this course are intended to provide the student with an opportunity to discuss, observe and become aware of the acute and chronic responses of the human body to physical activity. Instruction is directed toward understanding the research methods used to evaluate and assess the biology of human movement as it pertains to exercise science. Students will be required to complete a service-learning project in order to adequately demonstrate a full understanding of subject matter.
Prerequisites required: HPER 360, 415, and HPER 420 (or Corequisite)
A comprehensive examination of the cell biology, histology, and organ systems of humans. The course is designed for students in allied health and pre-nursing. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Component: Lecture/Lab Combined
Prerequisite required: BIOL 102
BIOL 312 | Human Physiology (4 credit hours)
An examination of the functions and interactions of the organ systems of the human body with an emphasis on the body’s homeostatic control mechanisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Component: Lecture/Lab Combined
Prerequisites required: BIOL 102, BIOL 210
HPER 199 | First Year Seminar in Kinesiology (2 credit hours)
This course introduces the discipline of Kinesiology to beginning undergraduate students with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology, Neuromechanics, and Mechanical Kinesiology.
HPER 219 | Techniques of the Olympic Lifts (1 credit hours)
Techniques of the Olympic Lifts (Power Clean & Snatch) provides undergraduate students with an introduction to the philosophy of ground-based, multi-joint, multi-muscle movements designed to produce athletic power (force x distance/time) that can easily be transferred into athletic competition. Emphasis will be place on mastery of technique and the ability to instruct others.
HPER 290 | Research Opportunities in Kinesiology (3 credit hours)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a cross-curricular understanding of kinesiology, statistics, and appropriate statistical computer-based applications (i.e. Excel) in preparation of upper-level undergraduate coursework. This will be accomplished through exposure to experimental research methods and intermediate statistical procedures commonly found in kinesiological research. Additionally, students will be introduced to current trends and research topics couple with laboratory techniques in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Neuromechanics, and Mechanical Kinesiology.
Prerequisites required: CMIS 101 and STAT 210
HPER 419 | Neuromechanics of Human Movement (3 credit hours)
The Neuromechanics of Human Movement focuses on how the human nervous and musculoskeletal systems interact to produce coordinated locomotion. Specifically, the course seeks to understand the role of corticospinal plasticity in relation to skill training and strength development.
HPER 420 | Mechanical Kinesiology (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of mechanics as they apply to human movement, particularly those pertaining to exercise, sport, and physical activity. The student should gain an understanding of the mechanical, neurological, and anatomical principles that govern human motion and develop the ability to link the structure of the human body with its function from a mechanical perspective. At the completion of this course it is desired that each student be able to: 1) describe motion with precise, well-defined mechanical and anatomical terminology; 2) understand and quantify linear and angular characteristics of motion; 3) understand the quantitative relationships between angular and linear motion characteristics of a rotating body; 4) understand and quantify the cause and effect relationship between force and linear and angular motion; 5) understand the mechanics of connective tissue and injury; and 6) understand the kinetic and kinematic assessment of gait analysis.
Prerequisites required: HPER 222 and HPER 360
HPER 441 | HPER Internship (3 credit hours)
This course is designed for students to explore and gain work experience related to their major and anticipated career goals. Students may enroll for 1-12 hours of graded credit. A minimum of forty hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit per semester. The student will complete necessary paperwork with the employer and the Internship Supervisor. Contact the Center for Engaged Learning for specific details.
Component: Coop Ed Internship
Prerequisites required: 45 completed hours and good academic standing