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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  (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. Repeatable for credit.

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 115 | INTRODUCTION TO COACHING  (3 credits)
Introduction to the sport science principles of coaching. Content covered follows objectives of the National Standards of Athletic Coaches and will include coaching philosophy, sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sport physiology, sport management, and a realistic perspective of coaching.

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 207 | PREVENTION OF INJURIES  (3 credits)
Students will have the opportunity to acquire lifelong skills and knowledge associated with athletic training.  Skills and knowledge that will be covered in the class involve prevention of athletic injuries, care of athletic injuries, taping and bracing, history of athletic training and administrative issues.  Students will leave the class with a better understanding on how the athletic trainer provides health care to the athlete.

HPER 208 | TAPING & BRACING  (2 credits)
Investigation of various principles in the application of taping and bracing, and of the professional activities and competencies required.

HPER 210 | FIRST AID & CPR  (1 credit)
Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with emergency medical situations; includes CPR instruction. Certification available.  Open to all students. This class requires a $35.00 course fee.

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

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 241 | INTRODUCTION TO EXCERCISE  (3 credits)
Investigation of various Exercise Science career opportunities and an examination of the professional activities and competencies required.

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

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