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Health, Physical Education and Recreation

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HPER 100        CONCEPTS OF FITNESS & WELLNESS     (2 credits)
Study designed to introduce students to concepts of holistic living. Focus is on self-evaluation and personal program planning emphasizing the relation of lifestyle choices to optimal wellness.

HPER 101        ACTIVITY: INTRODUCTORY LEVEL     (½ -1 credit)
Students may select from the following: Aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department.  May be repeated.

HPER 102        ACTIVITY: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL     (½ -1 credit)
Students may select from the following: Aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department.  May be repeated.

HPER 103        ACTIVITY: ADVANCED LEVEL     (½ -1 credit)
Students may select from the following: Aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, hiking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department. May be repeated.

HPER 110        SPORTS OFFICIATING-FALL     (1 credit)
Knowledge of the rules and techniques for officiating selected sports; preparation for officiating ratings. 

HPER 111        SPORTS OFFICIATING-SPRING     (1 credit)
Knowledge of the rules and techniques for officiating selected sports; preparation for officiating ratings. 

HPER 126        LIFETIME FITNESS     (2 credits)
Designed to help students understand the basis of physical fitness and to provide information for developing a program of exercise and physical activity that meets the lifetime needs of each student.

HPER 204        DANCE SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES     ( 1 credit)
Corequisite: HPER 101-Social Dance. Methods and techniques for teaching square dance, line dance, folk dance, social dance, and mixers.

HPER 205        PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN    (2 credit)
Practice in teaching of fundamental and specialized motor skills and self-testing activities for the elementary school level.

HPER 207        PREVENTION AND CARE OF INJURIES     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOL 220. Study of basic taping, bracing, and padding techniques; concepts of post-injury treatment; covers requirements of education and certification for professionals.

HPER 208        INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 credits) 
Specific information about the nature of the field, its opportunities, rewards, and the requirements of a sound program of professional preparation. 

HPER 210        FIRST AID & CPR     (1 credit)
Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with emergency medical situations; includes CPR instruction. Red Cross Certification available. Open to all students.

HPER 211     CPR     (1/2 credit)
Prerequisite: Previous certification in CPR. Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with CPR for adult, child, and infant.

HPER 217        PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH     (3 credits)
Overview of factors affecting wellness; topics include mental and physical health, relationships and sexuality, drugs, diseases, and aging; emphasis on the impact of individual decisions on level of holistic wellness.

HPER 218        PERSONAL TRAINER PREPARATION     (3 credits)
A semester-long course which will prepare the student for the Personal Trainer Certification Exam from the National Council on Strength and Fitness.  Learn the biomechanics of the human body and its response to exercise based on an individual's age and fitness level.  Gain knowledge of resistance training, flexibility instruction, body composition testing and various assessment techniques. 

HPER 219        LIFEGUARD TRAINING     (2 credit)
American Red Cross techniques and methods of aquatic safety and life guarding.  Meets Red Cross standards. 

HPER 250        VARSITY ATHLETICS     (1 credit)
Daily practice and participation in intercollegiate athletics, including baseball, basketball, golf, and volleyball.  May be repeated.

HPER 253        HEALTH AND THE AGING POPULATION     (2 credits)
Provides basic information on the normal aging process and pathophysiological changes directly related to chronic and degenerative disease; identifies and addresses changes in human needs as related to the aging person. 

HPER 260        VITAL HEALTH ISSUES     (2 credits)
Study of current health issues including health care systems, health hazards, mental health, drugs, nutrition, exercise, weight control, major causes of death, and consumer health; emphasis on healthful practices and preventive measures.

HPER 299        SPECIAL TOPICS     ( 1-3 credits)
Designed to meet student's needs and interests.  Uses participating faculty resources.  Topics to be selected on interest and relevance to needs.