Health and Physical Education

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Health and Physical Education BS BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission Requirements. Please see the admission requirements specific to each of the undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Health Science

Academic Requirements

Grade Policy. The Department of Health Science requires students in Alcohol and Drug Studies, to earn a “C-” or better in all required general education, required, and elective courses in the major. Students in Community Health Education, Health and Physical Education, and School Health Education are required to earn a “C-” or better in all required general education (except Chemistry), required major courses (except Human Anatomy), and elective courses in these majors. The department also requires students in the Alcohol and Drug Studies and Health Science minors to earn a “C-” or better in all core and elective courses in the minors.

Minimum G.P.A. Policy. The Department of Health Science requires students in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Community Health Education, Health and Physical Education, and School Health Education to maintain a G.P.A. of 2.5 or better in the major (required general education, required, and elective courses in a major). A G.P.A. of 2.5 in the major is required for graduation in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Community Health Education, Health and Physical Education, and School Health Education.

P/N Grading Policy. All required general education, required, and elective courses must be taken for grade except HLTH 495, HLTH 496, and HLTH 497.

Academic Integrity Policy

The Department of Health Science values and supports an environment conducive to learning as well as academic integrity. Therefore, students are expected to comply with Minnesota State Mankato student responsibilities and policies for academic integrity. Academic integrity includes meeting ones responsibilities in an honest and forthright manner and avoiding acts of dishonesty, plagiarism, cheating, collusion, and other forms of academic misconduct. An act of dishonesty, cheating, collusion, and/or any other form of academic misconduct will result in a 0 on the assessment and a full letter grade deduction from the final course grade (e.g., “A-” to “B-”). An act of plagiarism will result in a 0 on the assessment or assessments and the student will be required to meet with the chair of the Department of Health Science and receive remediation related to plagiarism. Two acts of dishonesty, cheating, collusion, and/or any other form of academic misconduct and/or an act of plagiarism after remediation will result in a final course grade of “F”. Evidence related to any act of academic misconduct will be submitted to the Chairperson of the Department of Health Science. Two acts of academic misconduct or a repeated act of plagiarism after remediation in any Health Science course or courses will result in discontinuance from, or eligibility to enroll in, the academic programs offered by the Department of Health Science. Additionally, evidence related to academic misconduct will be submitted, as appropriate, to the Office of Academic Affairs and and/or the College of Education. Please note: Policy reflects minimum departmental standards. Individual instructors may impose more severe sanctions for an act of academic dishonesty within their courses.

 

Contact Information

This major is a joint program offered by the Departments of Health Science and Human Performance in the College of Allied Health and Nursing.

Department of Health Science

213 Highland Center North

Department of Human Performance

1400 Highland Center

Health Science, 213 Highland Center North (507) 389-2686
Human Performance, 1400 Highland Center (507) 389-6113
https://ahn.mnsu.edu/health/healthed/

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 3

This course is designed to introduce the wellness concept, encouraging development of physical, mental, social and environmental health of the individual. The course ultimately fosters decision-making through a variety of instructional strategies.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-10

Credits: 1

This course provides small group personal training sessions (e.g., 1 to 4) ideal for sedentary students looking to begin a physical activity program in a non-competitive supportive environment. With the assistance of exercise science students enrolled in HP 486, participants will enhance their physical fitness and overall wellness.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Concepts and development of lifelong healthy exercise and nutritional habits.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Introduction to basic swimming skills; basic rescue and water safety skills and techniques; stroke instruction in front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Theory and practice of billiards or bowling.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Theory and practice of aerobic conditioning.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Includes street fighting techniques and personal safety tips.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Orientation to the profession of athletic training. Designed for students majoring in athletic training.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course will provide an overview of the academic and professional sport management industry. Students will be introduced to the vast array of fields within the sport management industry, different job opportunities that are available, and foundational theoretical concepts. Basic professional career paths, tasks, duties, knowledge, skill sets, and challenges specific to the industry will be examined with a focus on practical examples.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

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Prerequisites: Bowling experience/averages.

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit to those on the intercollegiate team. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit only for those students who make the Minnesota State University, Mankato, team and who complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit only for those students who make the Minnesota State University, Mankato, team and who complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit to those who make the wrestling team and complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit to those who make the team and complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit only for those students who make the Minnesota State University, Mankato, team and who complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit only for those students who make the Minnesota State University, Mankato, team and who complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Must be on intercollegiate roster. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Class for only students on the intercollegiate baseball team. Need permission to register. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit to those who make the team and complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Open for credit to those who make the team and complete the requirements. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

This course is admission by permission only. The course is limited to male students who are members of the Minnesota State University, Mankato, intercollegiate hockey team. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Introduction to the discipline of exercise science. Course is designed to acquaint exercise science majors with opportunities within the major, recommended minors, and an overview of the exercise science profession and career options.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Participation in NCAA II soccer. Prereq: selection for team

Prerequisites: Selection for team 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Flag/Touch Football, Softball (fast and slow pitch), Soccer, Speedball, Ultimate, Volleyball, Basketball, Team handball.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Participation and increase skill knowledge through activity in body building, physical conditioning, and aerobics.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Acquaint student with the basic skills, strategy and rules of badminton, tennis, or racquetball.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Basic skills and knowledge of terminology, rules, and strategy in archery or golf.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Skiing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, or snowboarding.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Acquaint students with the basic skills and rules of handball.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Acquaint students with advanced skills, strategies, and rules of handball.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Overview of aquatic skills and activities. Basic techniques and practical experience in teaching aquatic skills and activities. Pre: Human Performance major or Aquatic emphasis. Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke. Developing teaching skills and curriculum.

Prerequisites: Human Performance major or Aquatic emphasis. Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke. Developing teaching skills and curriculum. 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Variable content based on demand. Prereq: varies depending on activity

Prerequisites: Varies depending on activity 

Goal Areas: GE-11

200 Level

Credits: 3

This course will provide majors in the health and physical education program with an overview of historical, philosophical and social perspectives of physical education. Students will develop an understanding of instructional, managerial, and organizational components impacting physical education.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Introduction to physical education and health teaching majors. An overview of history, physical education and health teaching profession, and opportunities and challenges in teaching.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching indoor and outdoor team sports. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in both performing and teaching specific skills related to team sport (flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, team handball).

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching individual and dual sports. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in performance and analysis of fundamental movements and skills in individual and dual sports (bowling, golf, tennis, pickle ball, badminton) and leisure activities (disc golf, bocce ball).

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching rhythm and dance. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in performance and analysis of fundamental movements and skills in rhythmic activities and dance (folk, square, line, and social).

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness. Includes First Aid certification for the non-professional and all aspects of CPR for the non-professional and professional.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

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Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course is an overview of Human Sexuality with special emphasis on how sexuality relates to marginalized populations. This course requires a supervised fieldtrip.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 3

This a course designed to examine health products, services, and information from the consumer's perspective. Emphasis will be placed on those factors that influence and ultimately determine which products, services, and information sources that you will either accept or reject.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-02

Credits: 1

This course is for people currently certified (or expired within the last month) in ARC CPR/AED. This course is also for people currently certified (or expired within the last year) in ARC Emergency Response or as a First Responder.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course provides information on a variety of topics related to chemical use, abuse and dependency. Students will be exposed to chemical dependency counseling, assessment and intervention techniques. Different drug classifications will be discussed in detail. Counselor core functions and ethics will be discussed also.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Credits: 3

Addresses drugs and drug use from psychological, behavioral, pharmacological, historical, legal and clinical perspectives - while examining the effects of drug use on personal health and social functioning.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Credits: 1

Advanced strokes: butterfly, overarm sidestroke, trudgeon, inverted breaststroke. Competitive strokes and turns. Springboard diving. Aquatic Art. Mask and snorkel skills. Safety/rescue skills. Water exercise. Water polo. Prereq: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke

Prerequisites: Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke. Spring

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

The course is designed to give an overview of approximately five sports. Emphasis is placed on the philosophy behind sport officiating. Discussion involves how to get started, organization helpful to officials, learning materials, stipends to be earned, types of equipment and cost.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

American Red Cross requirements for Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification. Practical experiences included. Prereq: Swim 500 yards. Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke.

Prerequisites: Swim 500 yards. Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke.

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

HLTH 260 Introduction to Health Education is required of all Health Science majors and minors. This is the foundation class for the professional preparation of health educators. The course explores the knowledge, skills, and competencies of health educators in various settings.

Prerequisites: HLTH 101

Credits: 2

Orientation to existing and emerging careers in the allied health professions such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training. Strategies for gaining admission to allied health graduate studies programs will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Examines sport from a social-psychological perspective. To identify and discuss ways in which societal values affect the character of sport and the people involved.

Prerequisites: SOC 101 

Credits: 2

Adult fitness, from theory to practice.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Fundamentals of physical education activities focuses on skill performance and analysis in a variety of physical education activities. Majors only. This course must be taken concurrently with HP 201.

Prerequisites: none

300 Level

Credits: 1

Methods, procedures, and philosophy of coaching competitive swimming. Prereq: competitive swimming experience

Prerequisites: Competitive swimming experience. 

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching. Prereq: wrestling experience or wrestling class

Prerequisites: Wrestling experience or wrestling class. 

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching volleyball. Prereq: volleyball experience or consent

Prerequisites: Volleyball experience or consent. 

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching baseball.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Course designed to teach the various techniques and philosophies of the game of football for prospective coaches. Open enrollment-male or female.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

The course is designed for those interested in coaching hockey at the youth and high school level.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching. Prereq: softball experience or consent

Prerequisites: Softball experience or consent. 

Credits: 3

Explores biological, physiological, and sociological perspectives of human sexuality. The course examines personal and family relationships and addresses family life and sex education teaching methods for school and community settings.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Study of lifespan motor development from prenatal through adulthood, including information on delayed development and the normal pattern of skill acquisition.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course presents a study of the essential nature and characteristics of total health. The course explores dimensions of mental, physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing. Various approaches to holistic health and wellness are considered.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Methods and procedures used in coaching.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course provides School Health teaching majors the knowledge, skills and dispositions they will need to be a part of a coordinated school health program team and teach comprehensive school health education in middle/junior and senior high schools. Spring

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

For health care personnel, emphasis on spelling, pronunciation and meaning.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Methods and materials for teaching physical education in the elementary school.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the moral reasoning processes of sport management professionals. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply moral reasoning in dealing with ethical dilemmas in sport management.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Basic recognition, prevention, and care of injuries/illnesses suffered by athletes and other physically active individuals. Designed for coaching, physical education, and sports medicine minor students.

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, HLTH 210 

Credits: 3

Recognition, prevention, and care of injuries/illnesses incurred by athletes and other physically active individuals. Also, the proper selection, care, fitting, and maintenance of protective equipment and braces are emphasized. Designed for athletic training students.

Prerequisites: Consent and BIOL 220, HP 140 

Credits: 3

Principles of the etiology, pathology, assessment, recognition, and management of lower body injuries/illnesses suffered by athletes and physically active individuals. Designed for athletic training students.

Prerequisites: Consent and HP 341 

Credits: 3

Principles of the etiology, pathology, assessment, recognition, and management of upper body injuries/illnesses suffered by athletes and physically active individuals. Designed for athletic training students.

Prerequisites: Consent, HP 341, HP 342 

Credits: 2

Development of skills necessary to organize and administer aquatic programs (seasonal and yearly). Prereq: Lifeguard Training/WSI or consent

Prerequisites: Lifeguard Training/WSI or consent. 

Credits: 2

The study and application of clinical assessment techniques used to evaluate lower body injuries incurred by physically active populations. The required clinical experience component will provide the student with the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical environment.

Prerequisites: HP 341 and HP 342 concurrent 

Credits: 2

The study and application of clinical assessment techniques used to evaluate upper body injuries incurred by physically active populations. The required clinical experience component will provide the student with the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical environment.

Prerequisites: HP 341, HP 342, and HP 343 concurrent 

Credits: 3

A study of the structural and biomechanical functions of the muscular system during physical activity, sport, and exercise.

Prerequisites: BIOL 220 

Credits: 3

The Sport Business and Professional Development course is designed to improve the ability of students to be professional in the work place, describe their accomplishments, build their resumes, and sell their idea/themselves in situations like professional networking, company meetings, response to proposals for services, and interviews. It teaches verbal and written communication skills, professional etiquette, service learning, multicultural awareness, and workplace integration for new jobs.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the basic information regarding the physiological response of the human body to acute and chronic exercise. All material presented will be approached from a practical perspective with an emphasis on application for coaches.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Designed to prepare teacher candidates to recognize, understand, apply, and analyze the skill theme approach to elementary children's physical education curriculum. The emphasis will be based on movement concepts, skill themes, rhythms and dance, and generic levels of skill proficiency.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Introduces theories and models in the context of health education. Examines approaches to health education program planning as well approaches to explain and predict health behavior and their application to interventions in health education. NOTE: HLTH 360 may be taken concurrently with HLTH 260 with instructor permission.

Prerequisites: HLTH 101, HLTH 260. HLTH 260 may be taken concurrently with HLTH 360 with instructor permission.

Credits: 3

This course will provide an overview of the academic and professional sport management industry. Topics and challenges specific to the industry will be examined. Students will learn basic professional career paths, tasks, and duties of sport managers with a focus on practical examples of sport management skills and strategies, as well as relevant theoretical concepts.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 4

Health Communication and Advocacy focuses upon the development of communication and advocacy skills for the health educator. Identifying credible sources, communicating public health information, health media campaigns, health advocacy; written and verbal communication skills emphasized.

Prerequisites: HLTH 360

Credits: 2

This course is designed to acquaint the coaching licensure student with the basic principles of structural kinesiology and biomechanics.

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, PHYS 101 

Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with an understanding of basic scientific principles essential to working successfully with athletes as a coach.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course requires students to plan a health promotion and health education program. Skills include assessing needs, determining objectives, identifying measurement and intervention strategies, and developing an evaluation plan.

Prerequisites: HLTH 360, HLTH 361W

Credits: 3

This course is designed for teacher candidates to apply, analyze, and evaluate developmentally appropriate content skills, develop lesson plans, and peer teaching. Teacher candidates will apply the standards of effective practice in teaching K-12 level students in physical education.

Prerequisites: KSP 330

Credits: 3

Tools and techniques for assessing learning and performance of children in physical education. Procedures for assessing motor performance of children with disabilities emphasizing available assessment tools, interpretation of data, preparation of Individualized Educational Programs (IEP), and due process.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The student will gain knowledge and skills that will allow them to take and pass a reputable group exercise instruction certification, develop/instruct a wide variety of group exercise formats and monitor and modify the exercise of participants in a group exercise.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0

Curricular Practical Training: Co-Operative Experience is a zero-credit full-time practical training experience for one summer and an adjacent fall or spring term. Special rules apply to preserve full-time student status. Please contact an advisor in your program for complete information.

Prerequisites: HP 140 or HP141 or HP 160 or HP 201. At least 60 credits earned; in good standing; instructor permission; co-op contract; Prerequisites may vary by program: HP 140 (AT), HP 141 (SM), HP160 (ES), HP 201 (PE/HLTH).

400 Level

Credits: 3

This course explores current issues, controversies and concerns affecting women's health. Relationships between social, cultural, psychological, environmental and physical factors of women's health status are examined.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Provides an introduction to measurement and evaluation commonly used in physical education and exercise science. This encompasses the administration of skills and performance tests, interpretation of results, basic statistical analysis, and grading/evaluating performance.

Prerequisites: HP 290, HP 414

Credits: 3

Provides an introduction to measurement and evaluation commonly used in physical education and exercise science. This encompasses the administration of skills and performance tests, interpretation of results, basic statistical analysis, and grading/evaluating performance.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The focus of this course is on the foundations of ethics and professionalism for addictions professionals. The course will cover professional and ethical codes as well as topics related to continued development as a professional.

Prerequisites: HLTH 225

Credits: 3

This course provides information on characteristic and classifying information, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, behavioral effects, and pharmacotherapy options for drugs of abuse. The course will focus on the application of topics in alcohol and drug professional settings.

Prerequisites: HLTH 225

Credits: 3

This course explores counseling theories and strategies and how they can be applied to clients in alcohol and drug treatment programs. The course also provides an overview of primary functions of addictions professionals and methods to deliver effective services.

Prerequisites: HLTH 225

Credits: 3

An in-depth review of significant health concerns and controversies in health science using critical thinking as the framework for critiquing the issues.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Legal and theoretical bases for teaching physical education to students with disabilities. First course in DAPE sequence.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Evaluation of motor skills and fitness of students with disabilities.

Prerequisites: HP 411 

Credits: 2

Study of lifespan motor development from prenatal through adulthood, including information on delayed development and the normal pattern of skill acquisition.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Introductory study of the effects of both acute and chronic exercise on structure and function of the human body across the life span.

Prerequisites: BIOL 330. BIOL 230 or BIOL 310 may be substituted for BIOL 330. 

Credits: 2

This course is designed for individuals interested in advanced study in the field of sports medicine. The course will provide advanced study or orthopaedic assessment techniques, application of therapeutic exercise and modalities, and rehabilitation techniques.Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, HLTH 210, HP 340

Credits: 3

This course contains content associated with achieving entry-level certifications for wellness coaching. Health behavior change strategies are emphasized within the context of the health coaching theory, coaching relationship skills, well-being assessment, and goal setting.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course contains content associated with achieving entry-level certifications for wellness coaching. Health behavior change strategies are emphasized within the context of the health coaching theory, coaching relationship skills, well-being assessment, and goal setting.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Studying abroad is a transformative experience that has the power to challenge our thinking and our perspective on the world. This experiential course will help you become a global citizen, develop intercultural competence, and enhance your abilities to work in health-related fields with diverse clients and patients. Specifically, we will be participating in intercultural activities before the study abroad and several cultural immersion activities while abroad (e.g., participating in a traditional cultural ceremony).

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course provides School Health teaching majors the knowledge and skills they will need to be a part of a coordinated school health program team and teach comprehensive school health education in middle/junior and senior high schools.

Prerequisites: HLTH 320

Credits: 3

This course provides School Health teaching majors the knowledge and skills they will need to be a part of a coordinated school health program team and teach comprehensive school health education in middle/junior and senior high schools.

Prerequisites: HLTH 320

Credits: 3

Develop teaching strategies, curricular programming, and adaptations/modifications for students with disabilities in secondary physical education settings. Application of these strategies in fieldwork experiences with students with disabilities in physical education/DAPE settings.

Prerequisites: HP 411 

Credits: 3

This course provides students with information on the planning, development, and administration of sport facilities (i.e., physical education, athletics, recreation, fitness/wellness centers, etc.).Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An in-depth study of sport management theories, policies, objectives, and strategies applied to sport marketing through the functions and areas of sport sponsorships, sales and media.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Provides in-depth exploration of the dietary needs of physically active individuals across the lifespan. Its laboratory component will focus on performance and interpretation of assessments commonly used to determine dietary and physiological status.

Prerequisites: HP 414

Credits: 2

American Red Cross instructor certification for Community First Aid and Safety courses. Includes review of course contents, preparation in teaching principles, methods, strategies, course materials and their use, clerical duties, and teaching experience.

Prerequisites: HLTH 210 

Credits: 3

Advanced study of general medical concepts related to injuries/illnesses incurred by athletes and physically active individuals. The course also includes concepts of medical pathology and pharmacology. Designed for athletic training students.

Prerequisites: Consent and HP 341, HP 348 

Credits: 3

Explores the relationship of death concerns to the process of meaningful living. Uses a variety of learning strategies to examine death attitudes, values and related behaviors.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Theory and application of the use of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of injury/illnesses suffered by athletes and physically active individuals. This also includes the principles of tissue healing, pain and pain control. Designed for athletic training students.

Prerequisites: Consent and HP 341, HP 342 

Credits: 3

Principles of rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries/illnesses incurred by athletes and physically active individuals. This course also includes strategies to safely and expeditiously return patients/clients to functional activitiy.

Prerequisites: HP 342 and concurrent HP 343 

Credits: 3

Theory, strategies and best practices for teaching physical education to students with cognitive disabilities (including mental retardation, autism, and multiple disabilities accompanying mental retardation) and emotional/behavioral disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Course is designed for health educators preparing for employment in a medical/health care setting and includes an overview of hospital-clinic based educational program. Patient interviewing and counseling skills are presented for professional and paraprofessional health care personnel. Course emphasis is on developing and preparing a teaching module in patient education.

Prerequisites: HLTH 454 

Credits: 3

This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to recognize, understand, apply, and analyze critical methodologies within the K-12 physical education setting. Students will develop an understanding regarding how to provide practical procedures and practices for teaching essential content within the K-12 physical education setting. Students will further develop an understanding of organizational and managerial practices in the teaching environment. Students will apply this knowledge in various teaching situations.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

To promote identification and analysis of environmental influences upon health status. Health concerns related to residential, occupational, and other environments are explored. Problems pertaining to air, water, solid waste, housing, land use, toxic waste, and sanitation are addressed.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates for the physical education teaching environment. Students will be required to take part in a K-12 physical education practicum experience. Students will apply various physical education teaching methodologies learned during their K-12 Methods in Physical Education course.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Emphasis is on recognition of, and enhancing awareness about, how stress affects human health and performance. Stress management techniques such as relaxation, effective communication, cognitive-behavioral approaches, eating behaviors, regular exercise, and time management are explored.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Basic understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of the sport science areas of physical education related to coaching. Current issues and topics addressing the principles and problems of the prospective interscholastic coach.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and understanding of the causes, symptoms and methods of controlling and preventing chronic and infectious diseases. Primary and secondary prevention strategies will be identified. Emphasis will be placed on those behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being.

Prerequisites: BIOL 310 or BIOL 330

Credits: 3

This course investigates the physical and mental health concerns of the aging process. Explores specific health problems confronting older persons, and examines preventive health behaviors and health maintenance practices.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Field testing, exercise instruction, and the periodization technique of exercise prescription for athletes and physically active individuals. Includes scientific strategies for enhancing strength, power, and endorance performance along with computer-aided program design.

Prerequisites: HP 414 

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide students with practical knowledge and application techniques in assessing an individual with a chemical use/dependency problem. Various assessment techniques will be presented and discussed as to appropriate utilization. This course meets the criteria or Rule 25 training in Chemical Dependency Assessment.

Prerequisites: HLTH 225 

Credits: 3

This course will explore transdisciplinary research design with emphasis related to the areas of allied health and nursing sciences and disciplines. Basic overview of research methodologies commonly utilized in health sciences and approaches to transdisciplinary research will be explored through review of original research. Students will be required to produce and revise scientific writing with specific focus on inter/transdisciplinary studies. Team-based problem centered research questions will be developed and investigated using transdisciplinary methodology with current health-related issues.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sport business industry.

Prerequisites: ACCT 200 or consent of instructor

Credits: 1-3

An in-depth study of specific topics of current interest in the Health Science discipline.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Examines the philosophy and rationale of current epidemiological practice. Requires the application of epidemiological techniques to selected health concerns. Explores the interaction of agent, host and environment with the emphasis on application of principles of prevention.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Considerations and issues of standards-based physical education curricula in the PK-12 schools. Focus on components, development, implementation, management, and assessment of widely used curricula in physical education.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The course provides students with fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge in management principles and techniques. Philosophy, leadership, communications, public relations, marketing, ethical and legal issues, finances and facilities are also studied.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills obtained from sport management courses in order to solve problems that a sport manager is likely to encounter.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The introduction of basic principles and procedures of measurement skills used by sport managers in applying and analyzing sport-related data such as sport marketing, operational, or financial data in a sport organizational setting.Spring

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

To provide legal and safety aspects in physical activity. Legal liability, civil rights, and contract law are emphasized.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An examination of the system of delivery of health care in the United States from a historical, social, political, and economic perspective.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the determinants of health, the concept of culture, and the intersection of health issues, culture, and health status. Linkages between health and development are addressed and research methods instrumental for identifying relationships between culture and health are discussed. The course examines diverse strategies for measuring health and explores how public health efforts (domestic and global) benefit from understanding and working with cultural processes. Emphasis is placed on the burden of disease, risk factors, populations most affected by different disease burdens, and key measures to address the burden of disease in cost-effective ways.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 3

An introduction to basic graded exercise tests and exercise prescription commonly used in clinical as well as health/wellness appraisal settings.

Prerequisites: HP 414 

Credits: 3

An examination of the judicial system and the development, enactment and enforcement of laws as they relate to the public's health.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Reviews the contextual issues and health policies in the workplace. Efficacy of best practices in worksite wellness strategies, employee engagement, program design and implementation, and program assessment are explored.

Prerequisites: HP 414

Credits: 3

The study of marketing theory, research, strategies, and techniques in the areas of market segmentation, sport products, licensing and merchandising, market research, pricing, promotions, sales, public relations, electronic media, sponsorship and consumer behavior as it applies to the marketing sport or marketing products through sport.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Techniques/principles of planning, funding and manging sport events. Collegiate championships, non-profit events, benefits, professional events.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The focus of this course is on assessment and treatment of persons with coexisting mental disorders as well as chemical dependency.

Prerequisites: HLTH 225 

Credits: 3

To introduce interested students, professionals, and coaching licensure candidates to the psychological literature and latest techniques associated with coaching in an athletic setting. Prereq: PSYC 101 or equivalent

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or equivalent 

Credits: 3

Study of techniques of consulting in D/APE with the spectrum of individuals involved in the IEP process, including but not limited to: students with disabilities, general physical education teachers, other school professionals and support service personnel, families/parents, peer tutors, and community agencies to enhance the learning of students with disabilities both within and outside the classroom setting.

Prerequisites: HP 411, HP 412, HP 445 

Credits: 3

This course provides understanding and application of the psychology of sport and injury. Topics include psychological concerns, psycho-social antecedents of injury, psychological skills to implement with patients who are injuired as a result of participation in athletics and physical activity.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The purposes of this course are to expand students' awareness of global sport management principles and obtain firsthand experience in international sport through studying abroad. The course will address ethics, marketing, event management, finance, and challenges/issues in international sport management.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Introduction to statistical analysis as applied to the health sciences. Examines concepts and methods of statistical procedures applied to health problems and issues.

Prerequisites: MATH 110, STAT 154, Or any other mathematics course higher than MATH 110.

Credits: 3

Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies (3 semester credits) is a course that focuses upon the complexity of health behavior change and the skills necessary for a health promotion professional to assess, plan, and evaluate behavior change interventions for individuals and communities. Health behavior change theories and strategies will be discussed. Topics covered in class will include: behavior modification, goal setting, self-management, coping skills, and social support. Emphasis will also be given to the impact of policy and environmental influences on behavior.

Prerequisites: HP 290, HP 414 

Credits: 3

Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies (3 semester credits) is a course that focuses upon the complexity of health behavior change and the skills necessary for a health promotion professional to assess, plan, and evaluate behavior change interventions for individuals and communities. Health behavior change theories and strategies will be discussed. Topics covered in class will include: behavior modification, goal setting, self-management, coping skills, and social support. Emphasis will also be given to the impact of policy and environmental influences on behavior.

Prerequisites: HP 290

Credits: 3

This course includes health program evaluation and research, with emphasis on evaluation models and approaches, qualitative and quantitative methods, process and summative evaluation, logic models, and dissemination of results.

Prerequisites: HLTH 380W

Credits: 3

Principles of organization and administration of athletic training service programs. Includes principles of research and evidence-based practice in athletic training.

Prerequisites: Consent, HP 343

Credits: 1-4

Practicum in athletic training is designed to provide the athletic training student with supervised clinical experience outside of the traditional athletic training setting, in affiliated high school and clinical settings.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Credits: 4

Focuses on entry-level competencies related to the administration and management of health education programs. These include obtaining acceptance and support for programs, leadership, managing human resources, facilitating partnerships in support of health education, grant writing, and training individuals involved in the implementation of health education.

Prerequisites: HLTH 380W

Credits: 1

Supervised experience in a public school varsity/junior varsity sport setting. Prereq: First aid and coaching theory and HP 340

Prerequisites: HP 340, HP372, HP 451 

Credits: 3

A course designed to provide experience for persons seeking leadership roles in institutions housing programs of rehabilitative cardiovascular exercise and risk factor intervention. Prereq: HP 414 and 467 or equivalent

Prerequisites: HP 414 and HP 467 or equivalent 

Credits: 2

The study and application of clinical techniques utilized in the care of patients suffering from injuries incurred through physically activity. The required clinical experience component will provide the student with the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical environment. Prereq: HP 343, 442, 444, concurrent HP 456

Prerequisites: HP 343, HP 442, HP 444, concurrent HP 456 

Credits: 2

The study and application of clinical techniques utilized in the care of patients suffering from injuries incurred through physically activity. The required clinical experience component will provide the student with the opportunity to apply these skills in the clinical environment.

Prerequisites: HP 343, HP 442, HP 444, and HP 484 

Credits: 3

This course will prepare exercise science students to lead personal training sessions in a professional environment. Each student will serve as a personal trainer for HP 102 students applying skills from HP 456 and HP 466. Students will further their personal training techniques using a client-centered approach.

Prerequisites: HLTH 210, HP 456, HP 466

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide an applied, comprehensive experience for exercise science students to develop skills and dispositions to succeed in careers in health/fitness and sport performance.

Prerequisites: HP 414

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide a rigorous, comprehensive hands-on learning experience for students majoring in Sport Management. This more closely supervised field experience requires a rigorous time and energy commitment from students.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The course examines approaches to promote health and prevent disease and injury, and explores other health related issues at the workplace. Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation strategies are addressed. Model programs are reviewed and analyzed.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Intensive educational experience on selected topics related to skill development, content update, or material development. Typically offered in a concentrated format.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Content is variable and based on special topic.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

Supervise individual research or investigation in Health Science under guidance of a faculty mentor. Culminating research project with paper and/or presentation required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Broad spectrum of foci available. Designed in consultation with requesting group.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-10

This internship is designed to provide the student with practical experience in the area of corporate and community fitness. Prereq: completion of required core CCF courses: HP 348, 414, 465 & 466

Prerequisites: HP 414, HP 466 

Credits: 1

Supervised hands-on experience teaching physical education to students with disabilities.

Prerequisites: HP 411 and HP 445 

Credits: 1

A seminar for students preparing for a career in Health Education. Emphasis on: reviewing coursework, identifying and securing an internship site, and exploring employment opportunities within community organizations, public health agencies, worksites, healthcare facilities, and educational settings for health education.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-10

Designed as an intense practical experience in a selected area.

Prerequisites: HP 414, HP 466

Credits: 1-9

A concentrated pre-professional work experience for those students preparing for a career in community health. Student must schedule placement one semester in advance. Prereq: completion of all Community Health core courses

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, BIOL 310, HLTH 260, HLTH 361, HLTH 380W, HLTH 454, HLTH 460, HLTH 475, HLTH 480, HLTH 482, HLTH 495 

Credits: 3

Students will learn about Sport Tourism Theory and will apply those theoretical concepts through a hands on experience with a Sport Tourism event. Topics that will be covered include sport tourism management, marketing, sustainability, research and issues/trends as well as the economic, social, and environmental impact of sport tourism.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-12

A concentrated pre-professional experience for those preparing for a career in chemical dependency counseling. All course work must be completed prior to placement. Student must schedule placement one semester in advance. Prereq: Completion of all Alcohol and Drug Studies required core courses.

Prerequisites: Completion of all Alcohol and Drug Studies required core courses.

Credits: 1-6

An in-depth study on a topic of particular interest to the student and project supervisor.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-5

Topics for reading and/or research in human performance to be arranged between student and faculty. This must be done prior to registration.

Prerequisites: none