This course designed for teacher candidates pursuing an athletic coaching endorsement, examines the theory, philosophy, organization, methodology, strategy, and practical application of coaching sports. In addition to coaching theory, candidates will select a minimum of one sport to study in-depth and for which to develop a program plan.
HPER 215 | First Aid, CPR, AED (2 credit hours)
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 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.