(College of Arts and Sciences)
HP 101 Adapted Physical Activity One hour
Assignments to this class are made for students with special needs in basic Instruction focusing primarily on acute and chronic physical limitations. Activities are assigned commensurate with interests and abilities.
HP 103 Introduction to Physical Activity and Health Promotion Two hour
This course provides an understanding of an appreciation for the various components of personal health and wellness. Emphasis is placed on rudimentary understanding of health as it relates to physiological body systems, nutrition, body composition, stress management, and personal lifestyle choices. Students will practice analyzing current levels of healthy behaviors and will implement strategies to increase these behaviors.
HP 104 Beginning Weight Training One hour
Basic techniques and knowledge of machine and free weight systems are taught. Fitness evaluation and individual workout programs are included. Development of muscular strength and endurance is stressed. Physiological principles of fitness and their relationships to weight training are also emphasized.
HP 107 Beginning Golf One hour
This course stresses swing motion and the basic fundamentals. Techniques of the full swing and the short game are presented. Rules and etiquette are covered.
HP 109 Beginning Rhythmic Aerobic Exercise One hour
This course provides a cardiovascular fitness program incorporating physiologically safe low-impact exercise to music. It develops strength, flexibility, and improved cardio-respiratory efficiency.
HP 111 Intermediate Rhythmic Aerobic Exercise One hour
This course challenges students to achieve higher levels of cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength fitness through safe low-impact exercise to music. Students with experience in rhythmic aerobics are expected to be able to participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise per session.
HP 112 Introduction to Rhythmic Movement Two hour
This course is an overview of the history and cultural influences of folk and square dance and the basics of rhythmic activities for classroom and recreational settings. Students will learn basic steps, formations terminology, and instructional methods for classroom teaching.
HP 115 Walking/Jogging for Health Fitness One hour
This course provides an opportunity to develop cardio-respiratory fitness and weight control. The physiological effects of a W/J program, care and prevention of common injuries, and the mechanics of safe exercise are presented. Nutrition and weight control are emphasized.
HP 116 Bicycling for Health Fitness One hour
This course will provide an opportunity to develop cardio-respiratory fitness and weight control. Knowledge of road safety and laws, bicycle repair, and bicycling mechanics are emphasized. Nutrition and weight control are covered.
HP 118 Water Aerobics One hour
This course uses exercises conducted in water such as water jogging, aerobic exercise to music, various resistance exercises and lap swimming to develop cardiovascular and muscle skeletal fitness. Aspects of nutrition and weight control are emphasized.
HP 120 Beginning Swimming One hour
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the necessary skills, safety concepts, and knowledge to safely enjoy swimming and related aquatic participation.
HP 121 Intermediate Swimming One hour
This course provides the student with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes to more extensively participate in swimming as a safe means to promote personal fitness and other aquatic participation.
HP 125 Fundamentals of Canoeing and Kayaking One hour
This is an authorized American Red Cross course designed to provide individuals with the information and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies using non-swimming rescues. Fundamental paddling strokes and maneuvers will be covered. Canoe trip will be included. June term through Kentucky Safety College Program.
HP 130 Beginning Bowling One hour
This course presents terminology of the game, grips and stances, types of delivery, releases, and follow through. Spot bowling is emphasized. An introduction to league bowling is presented. An additional fee is required.
HP 135 Beginning Volleyball One hour
Basic skills are taught including forearm pass, overhead pass, setting, spiking, blocking, dinking, and serving. Rules and terminology are included. Basic offensive and defensive strategy is learned.
HP 138 Beginning Basketball One hour
This course introduces students to the game of basketball. Focus is on history of the game, basic rules, terminology, and basic skill development. An introduction to drills and games for practice will be used.
HP 140 Self Defense One hour
This course introduces the martial arts as a mental and physical activity promoting a healthy lifestyle. Basic blocking, striking, and kicking are introduced. The effective use of self defense skills are shown in a variety of situations.
HP 141 Tai Chi One hour
The focus of this course is on the technique, practice, philosophy, and history of taijiquan (commonly known as tai chi). The physical practice of the course will include learning a portion of the Yang style 24 step short form.
HP 150 Billiards One hour
This course covers the basic fundamentals of pocket billiards, basic shot making, and position play.
HP 151 Intermediate Billiards One hour
This course is continued refinement of fundamentals, game strategies, and competitive play. Special shots, trick shots and an introduction to a “diamond system” will be implored. Pre-requisite: HP 150.
HP 155 Beginning Soccer One hour
Basic soccer skills are presented including dribbling, shooting, passing, heading, trapping, and tackling. Position play and strategies for basic offense and defense are introduced. Rules and terminology are covered.
HP 160 Beginning Tennis One hour
Basic skills are learned including forehand and backhand ground strokes, the volley, and the serve. Rules, terminology, and basic game strategy will be taught.
HP 176 Basic Water Rescue Instructor/Small Craft One hour
The purpose of the instructor course is to provide nationally certified American Red Cross instructors to teach the Basic Water Rescue and Small Craft Safety certified courses. Pre-requisite: American Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor Training Certification.
HP 190 Special Topics in Physical Education One hour
This course is designed to include classes taught by special instructors who have talents in activities not listed in the current bulletin-catalog. Courses offered include: Intermediate Bowling, Intermediate Weight Training, Intermediate Golf, Intermediate Soccer, Intermediate Tennis, and Intermediate Volleyball.
HP 200 Healthful Living Three hours
This course provides an extension of concepts learned in HP 103. Content involves an intermediate understanding of health as it relates to physiological body systems, nutrition, body composition, stress management, and personal lifestyle choices. Specific strategies for positive lifestyle change are learned, and basic techniques for teaching these strategies in a health setting are introduced. Additional areas covered include mental health, infectious and noninfectious disease, substance use and abuse, and environmental and consumer health issues. Pre-requisite for HP 305.
HP 201 History and Philosophy of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Three hours
The historical and philosophical perspectives of sport and physical education are combined in this course to provide the student with a better understanding of the present condition of the discipline This course is primarily a history of ideas regarding sport and physical education. Particular emphasis is placed on the relationship between mind and body and how that relationship has changed during various historical eras, the development of American physical education and athletics, and the modern Olympic movement.
HP 212 Camping and Camp Counseling Two hours
This course provides an overview of the history and cultural influences of folk and square dance and the basics of rhythmic activities for classroom and recreation settings. The course is designed for physical education, recreation and education majors. Students will be exposed to the basic steps, formations, terminology and instructional methods of various dances and rhythmic activities.
HP 220 Camping and Camp Counseling Three hours
American Camping Association (ACA) Standards for Organized Camps covering leadership, educational objectives, and living in a group outdoors. Camp counseling and programming will be given a particular place as it is studied in its relationship to the recreation ministry of the church.
HP 230 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and PE Three hours
This course is designed for students majoring in areas of education that require a background in anatomy and physiology. It presents an overview of the structure and function of human anatomy. Specifically, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, reproductive, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems are examined. To fully understand these systems requires an understanding of basic mammilla, biology at the elemental and cellular level. Co-requisite HP 230L, Prerequisite: BIO 110.
HP 230L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory One hour
A fetal pig is used to model mammilla anatomy on which students perform a directed anatomical dissection. Aspects of the muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and viscera systems are explored. Integrated into the laboratory are physiological experiments in which students collect physiological data using a BioPac data acquisition system. The data from the dissections and BioPac experiments are analyzed and presented in formal laboratory reports. Co-requisite: HP 230.
HP 232 Emergency Response Three hours
This is an American Red Cross certification course in Sports Safety Training and Emergency Response. Recognizing and caring for cardiac and breathing emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness are covered. The course is designed for lifeguards, physical education teachers, athletic trainers, exercise science majors, and sports management personnel.
HP 250 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Three hours
The course is designed to introduce the future human performance professional to the recognition management, rehabilitation, and prevention of athletic injuries. Practical experiences in basic treatment protocols for common injuries are also included.
HP 300 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning Three hours
This course involves the study of training and conditioning methods used to improve and sustain athletic performance. Students will expand on their background in the structural, metabolic, and physiologic constructs of neuromuscular function. These concepts will be applied to exercise and physical training, and students will learn about the technique and characteristics of several advanced weight-training programs. Age, gender, race, and clinical issues will also be explored. Pre-requisite: HP 230.
HP 302 Test and Measurements Three hours
This course introduces future educators in health and physical education to the art of conducting research. Research methodology explored is from hypothesis formation, searching for background information, test or methods construction, result presentation to discussion, and summary of findings. Students participate by conducting a semester long research project aimed at designing a curriculum for a fictitious Health and physical education class. Students are required to support their findings quantitatively by using basic statistical methods. Prerequisite: MTH 130.
HP 310 Nutrition Three hours
A survey of the nutrients required for proper growth and maintenance of the body. Principles of diet analysis and techniques for teaching healthy nutritional behaviors in a health education setting are included.
HP 311 Drugs, Individuals and Society Three hours
This course provides an overview of the world of drugs, drug abuse, drug dependence, drug use behavior and an explanation of us, and the potential for abuse of the major psychoactive drugs and their effects on society.
HP 312 Coaching Theory of Baseball Two hours
This course investigates the theories and practices of coaching fundamentals in the sport of baseball.
HP 315 Sport Facility Management Three hours
This course provides the student with an overview of the structure of the sports industry and to highlight the scope and variety of career opportunities in the area. The value of professional management to sports organizations will also be emphasized. Attention will be given to the issues facing sport organizations and to the use of management techniques to solve business-related problems. The development of effective communication skills, both written and oral, will be emphasized through class presentations and written assignments.
HP 320 Human Sexuality, Education, and Society Three hours
In this course, the student will explore fact and opinion about human sexuality in contemporary society. Students will discuss respect, communication, and other physiological and psychological factors in sexual relationships. Etiology and transmission of the human immunosuppressant virus and ethical and social factors of HIV and AIDS will be a course emphasis. Issues such as abortion, premarital sex, and sex education in the public schools will be debated. Christian principles and Biblical scripture will always be incorporated in discussion and debates.
HP 321 School Health, Physical Education, and Recreation P-5Three hours
This course introduces the elementary education student to instructional methods and strategies relevant to teaching health and physical education in grades P-5. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
HP 322 Coaching Theory of Basketball Two hours
This course investigates the theories and practices of coaching fundamentals in the sport of basketball. It also investigates various coaching philosophies, responsibilities, scouting techniques, and administrative duties a coach might encounter.
HP 330 Church Recreation Three hours
Incorporates guidelines from the Association of Church Sports and Recreation Ministries (CSRM). Techniques of recreation leadership methods and materials are considered.
HP 335 Coaching Theory of Volleyball Two hours
This course investigates the theories and practices of coaching fundamentals in the sport of volleyball.
HP 340 Water Safety Instructor/Lifeguard Training Instructor Three hours
Authorized Red Cross course in Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Training Instructor. Requires three hours of lab and two hours lecture each week. Co-requisite: HP 340L. Pre-requisite: HP 121.
HP 340L Water Safety Instructor/Lifeguard
Taken concurrently with HP 340. Required teach-backs with children in the water. Additional CPR and first aid completed.
HP 342 Coaching Theory of Football Two hours
This course investigates the theories and practices of coaching fundamentals in the sport of football. Various philosophies, fundamentals. budgets, and equipment will be discussed.
HP 345 Coaching Theory of Softball Two hours
This course investigates the theories and practices of coaching fundamentals of softball.
HP 365 Coaching Theory of Tennis Two hours
This course emphasizes the role of the coach, coaching fundamentals of the sport, and drills for conditioning and skill improvement.
HP 370 Sport Facilities Management Three hours
This course explores the basic problems of recreation facilities management and include materials, equipment, and necessary safety considerations.
HP 371 Sport Finance Three hours
This course is designed to prepare the prospective sport manager with an overview of the major financial issues facing the sport industry. An analysis of the following areas will be undertaken: sources of revenue for sports organizations, a comparison of public and private sector funding in sports, and investment of public resources into private sporting facilities.
HP 380 Motor Learning Three hours
This course provides an examination of the motor and cognitive characteristics of individuals involved in learning or performing motor skills and the conditions that can influence learning. Emphasis is on how humans learn complex movement skills and control voluntary, coordinated movement. Principles and theories discussed will provide the student with concepts of skill development for application in teaching and coaching.
HP 390 Kinesiology Three hours
Kinesiology is the study of how movement is realized by the muscles, the skeleton, and its joints. The goals of the course require that aspects of somatic nervous system control be explored and the fundamental mathematics describing the basic mechanics of human movement be introduced. Additionally, the effects on human movement due to injury, disease, and maturation are examined. Prerequisites: HPE 230.
HP 391 Adapted Physical Education Three hours
This course is designed to introduce students in physical education and related disciplines to current information on the physical education/activity needs of individuals with disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on adapted physical education service delivery in accordance with federal laws; unique attributes of disabling conditions with implications for physical education; procedures for adapting regular physical education programs to meet the needs of students with disabilities; and quality teaching, community instruction, and recreational programs for individuals with diagnosed disabilities.
HP 392 Motor Control Three hours
The course presents anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system and the principles of neuromuscular control of movement. Topics such as the organization of the central nervous system, reflexes, integration of sensory information, contemporary motor control issues, and clinical management of motor control disorders are presented. Control problems that the nervous system must solve, and the manner in which it solves them, from the points of view of neurophysiology, psychophysics, biomechanics, and control theory, are studied. While the emphasis will be on arm and hand movements, the basics of posture and balance, locomotion, and oculomotor control are introduced. HP 230 pre-requisite.
HP 393 Biomechanics Three hours
This is an introductory course that examines the mechanical properties and behavior of biological tissues and systems. Topics include stress/strain, torsion, bending/buckling, shear, and equilibrium. Biomaterials such as collagen and elastin are investigated, as are the tissue structures they make up i.e. bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. Rigid body mechanics are introduced and some clinical application of biomechanics will also be presented.
HP 400 Physiology of Exercise Three hours
The course examines the physiological response to exercise in the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune, skeletal, and neuromuscular systems. Other topics covered include cellular respiration, anaerobic and aerobic metabolism, metabolic adaptation, nutrition, maturation, and body composition. Prerequisites: BIO 222 or HP 230.
HP 402 Community Recreation Three hours
An introductory course to the many organizations and settings offering parks and recreation opportunities in the community.
HP 411 Teaching Health and Physical Education P-12 Three hours
A survey of materials, content, and methods used in teaching physical education P-12. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
HP 420 Exercise Testing and Prescription I Three hours
Course exposes student to assessment tools from field tests to laboratory techniques in an approach to assessment that uses evaluation followed by prescription. Topics covered are cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular fitness, body weight/composition, and relaxation. Prerequisite: HP 230.
HP 421 Exercise Testing and Prescription II Four hours
Continuation of HP 420 with an in-depth study of exercise management in cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, immunological, orthopedic, neuromuscular, cognitive, and sensory disease and disabilities. Medications such as ACE inhibitors, peripheral vasodilators, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, alpha and beta blockers, nitrites, anti-inflammatory bronchodilators, inotropics, and their physiological actions. American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines are highlighted to include some practical experience with exercise test technology and methods of exercise prescription.
HP 430 Psychology and Sociology of Sport Three hours
A course designed for the prospective teacher and coach to acquaint them with the psychological and sociological aspects of sport and physical activity.
HP 444 Sport and Governance Three hours
The basic theories of organization and administration as they relate to physical education and athletics will be covered. Surveys of the duties of physical educators and sport administrators in secondary schools, colleges, and universities as they relate to interscholastic and intramural athletics will be discussed.
HP 450 Physical Activity and Aging Three hours
The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the effects that exercise or lack thereof have on anatomy and physiology throughout the life cycle focusing on the aged. Scientific evidence concerning the relationship between physical activity level and physical as well as psychosocial wellness is presented. Prerequisite: HP 230 or BIO 222.
HP 466 Water Fitness Instructor Three hours
This is an authorized United States Water Fitness Association (USWFA) Instructor certification course. Major areas of water fitness covered are: water walking, deep water jogging, circuit training, interval training, and use of selected water fitness equipment.
HP 475 Conditioning and Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries Three hours
This is an advanced course encompassing orthopedic evaluation, assessment, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injury and designed for the future exercise scientist, athletic trainer or coach. The course goals and objectives are to improve the students assessment skills and problem solving abilities, and to deepen the student’s knowledge of rehabilitation techniques for common athletic injuries by incorporating therapeutic exercise and specific therapeutic exercise techniques and modalities.
HP 480 Special Topics Three hours
Includes topics of individual interest and need. Courses may be repeated for credit provided that topics differ. Courses include: Women’s Health, Public Health and Disease Prevention, Utilizing Research, Role of Recreation in Children’s/Youth Ministry, Health Teaching for At Risk Populations, Public Health and Disease Prevention, Research in Health Education, Philosophical Foundations of Sport and Recreation, Current Issues and Trends.
HP 485 Internship Three hours
Designed for the student seeking field experience in their related area. The internship will be under the direction of the HP chairman and supervised by agency or institutional personnel. 150 hours of clinical work spent on location. Offered spring, fall, summer.