School of Education


Health, Phys Ed, & Recreation Courses
  • HPER-E 100 Experiences in Physical Education (1-2 cr.) Instruction in a specified physical education activity that is not a regular offering of the Department of Kinesiology. Emphasis on development of skill and knowledge pertinent to the activity. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 102 Group Exercise (1 cr.) A total fitness class that emphasizes cardiorespiratory conditioning, flexibility, muscular endurance, and coordination through rhythmical body movement. Only S-F grades given. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 105 Badminton (1 cr.) Beginning instruction in basic skills and techniques of badminton for singles, doubles, and mixed doubles play. Emphasis is on basic skill development, rules, and strategy. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 111 Basketball (1 cr.) Instruction in fundamental skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, footwork, basic strategies of offensive and defensive play, and interpretation of rules. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 119 Personal Fitness (1-3 cr.) Instruction in basic principles of conditioning and fitness. Emphasis on muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance. For students without prior knowledge of conditioning methods. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 133 Fitness and Jogging I (1 cr.) Beginning instruction in the basic principles of fitness as they apply to a jogging program. Emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance and flexibility. Basic concepts underlying Dr. Kenneth Cooper's aerobic program. For students without prior experience in jogging programs, aerobics levels I through III. Only S-F grades given. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 150 Tae Kwon Do (1 cr.) Beginning instruction in techniques of blocking, kicking, striking, punching, limited free fighting, and self-defense. Student should achieve technical level of yellow belt. Karate uniform required. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 151 Self-Defense (1 cr.) Instruction in techniques for practical self-defense skills and situations. No uniform required. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 181 Tennis (1 cr.) Beginning instruction in the fundamental skills of serves and forehand and backhand strokes. Competitive play in women's, men's and mixed doubles tennis. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 185 Volleyball (1 cr.) Instruction in fundamental skills of power volleyball including the overhand serve, bump, set, dig, and spike. Team offensive and defensive strategies. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-E 187 Weight Training (1 cr.) Instruction in basic principles and techniques of conditioning through use of free weights. Emphasis on personalized conditioning programs. Only S-F grades given. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • HPER-E 190 Yoga I (1 cr.) P: None. Every participant will be challenged at his/her own level and form. The class sequence and poses will be appropriate for everyone. Standing poses, forward stretched, twists, backward stretches, inversions, regenerative and breathing exercises. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 211 Advanced Basketball (1 cr.) Review of fundamental basketball skills including passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defense. Instruction in the principles of motion offense including spacing, screening, rebounding, and passing. Instruction in man-to-man defense and zone defenses. (Spring)
  • HPER-E 250 Karate—Intermediate (1 cr.) P: Yellow belt technical level or consent of instructor. Instruction in advance applications of basic techniques and free fighting. Students should achieve technical level of green belt. Karate uniform required. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 281 Tennis—Intermediate (1 cr.) Students with basic competency in the forehand, backhand, and serve improve these strokes and learn the lob and overhead strokes through practice with the class. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 370 Scuba Certification (2 cr.) Instruction in the skills and techniques of scuba diving. Course offered at The Scuba Tank in Valparaiso. Additional fees required. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 371 Advanced Scuba (2 cr.) P: HPER-E 370 or instructor permission. Advanced instruction in skills within a confined water environment. Course offered at The Scuba Tank in Valparaiso. Additional fees required. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 470 Diver Safety and Rescue (2 cr.) P: HPER-E 371 or instructor permission. Diver safety issues leading to rescue certification and divemaster training. Course offered at The Scuba Tank in Valparaiso. Additional fees required. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-E 472 Scuba Instructor Development (2 cr.) P: HPER-E 470 or instructor permission. Instructor development course for recreational scuba diving. Participants will complete all basic requirements for national evaluation exams. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care (2 cr.) Lecture and demonstration on first-aid measures for wounds, hemorrhage, burns, exposure, sprains, dislocations, fractures, unconscious conditions, suffocation, drowning, and poisons, with skill training in all procedures. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)
  • HPER-H 318 Drug Use in American Society (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary approach to the study of drug use in American society. Examines the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and the "illicit" drugs on the physical, mental, and social health of individuals. (Summer I)
  • HPER-H 363 Personal Health (3 cr.) This survey course provides a theoretical and practical treatment of the concepts of disease prevention and health promotion. Covers such topics as emotional health; aging and death; alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse; physical fitness; nutrition and dieting; consumer health; chronic and communicable disease; safety; and environmental health. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-H 414 Health Education in Grades K-8 (3 cr.) Practical guidelines for developing health and safety education programs in grades K-8, including child health problems, school health service programs, the school environment, subject matter in health instruction, curriculum development, lesson and unit planning, innovative approaches to health teaching, and evaluation. (Fall, Spring)
  • HPER-H 511 Advanced Emergency Care (3 cr.) Skills required to render advanced first aid and emergency care in various accident and disaster situations. Procedures for personal and family survival in natural or human disasters. Interested students may qualify for instructor certification. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-H 518 Alcohol and Drug Education (3 cr.) Alcohol and drug abuse in American society are probed in a comprehensive yet practical manner. Physiological, psychological, sociological, theological, and legal dimensions of the issue are explored through lectures, group discussions, guest speakers, and audiovisual presentation. Discusses principles of teaching and counseling in drug education programs. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-H 617 Seminar in Health Education (1-3 cr.) Contemporary topics in the area of health education are studied under the direction of faculty members with specialized areas of expertise. Specific topics vary and may be repeated for credit. IUN offers the following topics: alcohol education and drug use, first aid, medical self-help, disaster preparedness, and health science experiments. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-P 211 Introduction to Sport Management (3 cr.) An examination of the broad spectrum of career opportunities available in the sport management profession. Special emphasis on career planning, sport management terminology, and an overview of specific skills and courses required for professional preparation in sport management. 
  • HPER-P 290 Movement Experiences for Preschool and Elementary School Children (2 cr.) Covers potential outcomes of preschool and elementary school motor development programs, how to implement such programs, and appropriate movement experiences for young children. Allows observation and teaching of young children in a structured gymnasium setting. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • HPER-P 333 Sport in America: Historical Perspectives (3 cr.) Study of the evolution of sport in the United States within the larger context of historical developments in society; women's sport experiences in relation to the development of sport; examination of sport as a reflection of American culture from the founding of the colonies to the present. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-P 392 Sport in American Society (3 cr.) An introduction to sport sociology, in which students critically examine American sport from a social context and analyze the interrelationship between sport and American culture. Lectures, discussions, videos, guest speakers, and investigative analyses. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-P 418 Sport Marketing (3 cr.) Examination of the elements of the marketing mix as they pertain to the sport enterprise. Also includes the coverage of decision making and planning from the sport manager's perspective and the impact of corporate sponsorship on the delivery of sport. (Occasionally)
  • HPER-P 331 Planning and Operations of a Sports Facility (3 cr.)

    Planning and Operation of Sport Facilities will cover numerous issues from construction-related concerns to marketing facilities, naming rights, and concession concerns. Topics related to the facility management side of the industry, with special attention paid to back-of-the-house operations such as water, heating, cooling, and related activities will also be covered. This is a comprehensive course focusing on applied rather than theoretical knowledge. To learn some of the hands-on elements of running a facility, students will take virtual tours of numerous sport facilities and watch video interviews of facility staffers to learn how these facilities are operated. Students will also submit weekly assignments that will have them visit and evaluate local sport facilities of their choice, as well as have them conduct interviews with local sport facility personnel.

  • HPER-P 411 Legal Issues in Sport Settings (3 cr.)

    Legal Issues in Sport Settings will introduce students to the legal doctrines, major statutes, standards, and case law that establish legal responsibilities, rights, privileges, and controls related to the sport industry. Students will understand how the knowledge of sport law can make them better sport managers.

  • HPER-P 423 Financial Principals of Sports (3 cr.)

    Financial Principles in Sport will examine the application of principles and practices of financial management, as it applies to organizations in the sport industry. This course seeks to develop the financial skills necessary to gain an understanding of an array of financial concepts that impact sport managers. Students will examine financial strategies related to sport entities and organizations and will be introduced to current economic and financial issues that impact the sport industry. Included in the course are the basics of accounting, budgets and budgeting systems, performance measures creation, and financial statement evaluation for the purpose of cost analysis and planning. Other topics include budget development, funding, capital projects, economic impact, and supply and demand in the sport industry.

  • HPER-P 439 Practicum in Sport Studies (3 cr.)

    Practicum in Sport Studies provides students with practical job-related learning experience in sport management or marketing under the supervision of a professional in the area.

  • HPER-P 333 Sport in America: Historical Perspectives (3 cr.) Sport in America: Historical Perspectives will explore the historical development of sport in American culture and the processes of change in American culture and sport from the 15th century to the present. This survey course will examine the place of sport in early settlements, through the growth of sport in the 19th century involving the rise of modern sport, and changes and challenges in sport in the 20th century to the present in American society. Placing special emphasis on the intersection of sport with gender, race, ethnicity, and social class, the course underscores the ways that diverse groups of men and women have shaped the development of sport in the United States. We will examine the transformation of sporting experiences over time and how other factors, such as religion, region, and technology, have shaped sport in deepening our knowledge about American culture
  • HPER-P 418 Sport Marketing (3 cr.) Sport Marketing will build upon the marketing knowledge base and provide an overview of all the issues faced by marketing managers within the sports industry and outside the industry who market through sports. Students will be introduced to the unique qualities of the sports product and also examine the promotion mix, pricing and distribution issues as they relate to the sports industry

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