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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-A 361 Coaching of Football (1 cr.) Fundamentals of offensive and defensive line and backfield play; technique of forward passing; outstanding rules; offensive plays; most frequently used defenses.
  • HPER-A 362 Coaching of Basketball (1-2 cr.) P: HPER-H 312 and HPER-P 498. Fundamentals of basket shooting, passing, ball handling, and footwork; patterns against man-to-man defense, zone defense, and zone pressure defense–full court and half court. Strategy of playing regular season and tournament play. Psychology of coaching.
  • HPER-A 363 Coaching of Baseball (1-2 cr.) P: HPER-H 312 and HPER-P 498. Fundamentals of pitching, catching, batting, base running, infield and outfield play; offensive and defensive strategy; organization and management.
  • HPER-A 364 Coaching of Track and Field (1 cr.) Fundamental procedures in conditioning and training for cross country, track, and field. Gives basic understanding of each event's coaching strategy and coaching psychology. Home meet organization and management.
  • HPER-A 365 Coaching of Wrestling (1 cr.) Three basic purposes: a better understanding and appreciation of collegiate and high school wrestling; teaching the basic fundamentals of wrestling - takedowns, escapes, reversals, pinning combinations, and counter maneuvers for each; interpreting and insuring proper use of amateur wrestling rules.
  • HPER-A 483 Principles of Sports Officiating (1-99 cr.) Topics include such sports as football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics. Ethics of sport officiating: mastery, interpretation, and application of sports rules. Laboratory and classroom experiences. Repeatable for credit.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 270 Introduction to Scientific Scuba (2 cr.) Introduction to scuba diving.  Emphasis on safety and avoidance of potential dangers.  A non-certification course.
  • HPER-E 290 Yoga II (1 cr.) P: HPER-E 190. Intermediate yoga builds upon material presented in HPER-E 190 Beginning Yoga. The class will continue an emphasis on breath and release work through yoga, including variations on familiar asanas, continued explorations of the body systems, and deeper understanding of the health benefits of this practice. The energizing and strengthening value of standing poses will also be featured. Grading is based on attendance, effort, and the completion of out-of-class written assignments.
  • HPER-E 333 Fitness and Jogging III (1 cr.) A continuation of Fitness and Jogging I. Course designed to take student from aerobics Level III up to Level V.
  • 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 312 Coaching (1-3 cr.) Overview of essential concepts in the preparation of sports coaches in secondary schools and above. Main concepts for the course will be from the domains of the National Coaching Standard. Topics will include developing a coaching philosophy, evaluating theories on motivation, understanding team dynamics, communicating effectively, and improving player performance. Repeatable for up to 3 credits.
  • 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-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 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-P 323 Teaching of Individual and Dual Sports (2 cr.) P: HPER-H 312. Teaching the fundamental skills and strategies of a variety of individual and dual sports, games. Analysis of skills, progressions, error analysis and correction, teaching techniques, practice planning, skill assessment and evaluation and coaching experiences.
  • HPER-P 325 Teaching of Team Sports (2 cr.) P: HPER-H 312. Teaching of a variety of team sports and games. Analysis of skills, progressions, error analysis, and correction, teaching techniques, practice planning, skill assessment, and evaluation of athletic performance.
  • HPER-P 398 Adaptive Physical Education and Sport (3 cr.) Focus on the role of PE & sports in providing services to students with disabilities. Particular areas of knowledge will focus upon growth and development, motor learning and the psycho-social factors affecting students with disabilities. This course will deal with planning, operating, teaching and evaluation of students with disabilities.
  • HPER-P 447 Special Problems in Physical Education and Athletics (1-5 cr.) P: HPER-H 312. The course will provide a comprehensive view of coaching based on content areas and competencies developed  by NASPE.
  • HPER-P 450 Principles and Psychology of Coaching (3 cr.) A study of the many psychological aspects pertaining to coaching competitive athletics, including motivation, player-coach relationships, team selection, team morale, and strategy. This course is designed to help the potential coach develop conceptual skills, managerial or administrative skills, and interpersonal or human skills.
  • HPER-P 498 Practicum in Coaching and Athletics (1-3 cr.) HPER-P498 should be the final class requirement the student shall complete for the Coaching Minor however it may be taken concurrently with another class. If a student is offered an opportunity to complete HPER-P498 before the rest of the classes are completed that can be discussed with the Coaching Minor coordinator. A practical learning experience in coaching under guidance of faculty and site supervisor.
  • HPER-P 647 Seminar in Physical Education (1-3 cr.) Problems in physical education. Specific topics vary.
  • HPER-R 150 Outdoor Recreation Education (3 cr.) An introduction to outdoor recreation as it explores the connection to nature and value to personal wellness.  Students will acquire knowledge about and participate in a variety of activities. Additional emphasis will be placed on the environmental stewardship and philosophical foundations of outdoor recreation.
  • 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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