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Health, Physical Education, and Recreation | HPER

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Health, Physical Education, and Recreation | HPER

P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s

  • HPER-E 100 Experience in Physical Education (1-3 cr.) Instruction in a specified physical education activity that is not regularly offered by the Department of Kinesiology. Emphasis on development of skill and knowledge pertinent to the activity. I, II May be repeated for credit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HPER-E 159 Racquetball (1 cr.) Instruction in basic skills for beginning players. Includes both four-wall singles and doubles games. May be repeated for up to 2 credits.
  • 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. May be repeated for up to 2 credits.
  • HPER-E 190 Yoga I (1 cr.) Hatha Yoga postures for flexibility, toning, suppleness, stamina. Deep-complete breathing for vitality and in-depth relaxation. Introduction to basic yogic philosophy. May be repeated for up to 2 credits.
  • HPER-E 233 Fitness and Jogging II (1 cr.) A continuation of Fitness and Jogging I. Course designed to take student from aerobics Level III up to Level V.
  • HPER-E 333 Fitness and Jogging III (1 cr.) A continuation of Fitness and Jogging II. Course designed for those students interested in preparing for Marathon Running.
  • HPER-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care (2-3 cr.) Course addresses cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), rescue breathing, choking, wounds, bleeding, burns, sudden illnesses, musculoskeletal injuries, and defibrillation/ the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Skills are practiced in small lab settings. Students may obtain American Red Cross certifications, including CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
  • 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. May be repeated for credit.
  • HPER-N 220 Nutrition for Health (3 cr.) Introduction to nutrients, their uses, and food sources. Application of nutrition principles to personal eating habits for general health; overview of current issues in nutrition.
  • HPER-P 140 Foundations and Principles of Physical Education (2 cr.) C: Must be taken concurrently with HPER-P 141 Fundamental Skills in Physical Education. An introduction to historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological principles related to physical education.
  • HPER-P 216 Current Concepts and Applications in Physical Fitness (3 cr.) Part of new fitness core in teacher preparation curriculum; introductory course in fitness prerequisite to upper level course work required by Indiana State Department of Education and NASPE for teacher certification in physical education.
  • HPER-P 647 Seminar in Physical Education (1-3 cr.) Problems in physical education. Specific topics vary.
  • HPER-E 135 Golf (1 cr.) Beginning instruction in techniques for putting, chipping, pitching, iron swing, and wood strokes. Rules and etiquette of golf. Students play on par 3 courses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HPER-E 270 Introduction to Scientific Scuba (2 cr.) Introduction to scuba diving.  Emphasis on safety and avoidance of potential dangers.  A non-certification course.
  • 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. Course content includes topics such as emotional health; aging and death; alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse; physical fitness; nutrition and dieting; consumer health; chronic and communicable diseases; safety; and environmental health.
  • HPER-H 414 Health Education in Pre-K - Grade 6 (3 cr.) Practical guidelines for developing health and safety education programs in Pre-K-Grade 6, including current child health problems, health content standards, critical topics in health instruction, curriculum development, lesson and unit planning, innovative approaches to health teaching, and evaluation.
  • HPER-P 280 Basic Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2 cr.) Course will focus on basic principles of prevention recognition and management of sport-related injuries.
  • HPER-R 160 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure (3 cr.) An introduction to the field of recreation and leisure from the viewpoint of the individual as a consumer and of societal agencies as providers of leisure services. Includes philosophy, history, theory, and survey of public and private leisure-service organizations.
  • HPER-R 271 Dynamics of Outdoor Recreation (3 cr.) Philosophical orientation to the field of outdoor recreation; camping, outdoor education, and natural resource management. Emphasis on programs of federal, state, local agencies and private enterprise. Trends, resources, economic and social values, management approaches, ecological and educational implications and goals, ethics, and professional opportunities.
  • HPER-R 272 Recreation Activities and Leadership Methods (3 cr.) Analysis of recreation program activities, objectives, determinants, and group dynamics involved in the leadership process. Identification and evaluation of equipment, supplies and leadership techniques are included.

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