Health and Physical Education Courses

Code Course Name Description Credits
HPE 132 Personal and Community Health

Emphasizes learning about current health problems and practices from a physiological, economic and public health point of view. Offered fall semester.

3
HPE 241 Methods in Elementary Physical Education


fall

Presents a comprehensive approach to elementary physical education, including progressions, methods, and procedures in games, educational gymnastics, dance and basic movement forms applicable to grades K-6. Discusses movement activities as a means of cognitive and motor development as they relate to the state and national standards. Must also enroll in HPE 242. Offered fall semester.

Must also enroll in PED 242. Offered fall semester.

3
HPE 242, 243 Elementary Physical Education Methods Laboratory

Working with pre-school elementary grade children permits a practical application of the theory and practice of elementary physical education teaching.

.5, .5
HPE 322 School Health Education


spring

Designed to acquaint the prospective teacher with the school health program; emphasizes content, methods, materials and evaluation of health instruction as related to state and national standards. Offered spring semester.

Offered spring semester.

3
HPE 344 Adapted Physical Health


fall

Discusses and analyzes students with disabilities; covers the development, implementation and instructional methods for adapted physical education and adapted sport programs in order to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. Includes practical experience at local schools and agencies. Offered fall semester.

Offered fall semester.

3
HPE 346 Methods in Secondary Physical Education


spring

Presents a comprehensive approach to secondary physical education, including progressions, methods, and procedures in developing physical skills from beginning to advanced levels for students in grades 7-12. Movement activities and skills, as a means of cognitive and motor development, are related to the state and national standards. Prerequisite: HPE 241. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisite: P ED 241. Must be admitted to HPE Teacher Education Major. Offered spring semester.

2
HPE 346L Methods in Secondary Physical Education Lab


spring

Introduces prospective teachers to non-traditional games, co-operative activities, dance, fitness, and challenge activities that are developmentally appropriate for students grade 7-12. Must be admitted to HPE Teacher Education Major. Offered spring semester.

Must be admitted to HPE Teacher Education Major. Offered spring semester.

0.5
P ED 110F Health Related Issues - Educ. majors only This course is designed to equip the prospective elementary school teacher with strategies and activities for teaching about HIV/AIDS, drugs and alcohol, body systems, and personal health. It also provides strategies for improving one's own health, and lifestyle. This fulfills the Wellness requirement. 1
P ED 123 Swimnastics This course is designed to have students learn to exercise aerobically in the water. Prerequisite: swimming ability. 1
P ED 124 Scuba Diving A development of skills and knowledge necessary for the safe use of modern scuba is the objective of this course. A fee is involved. Offers Professional Association of Diving Instructors certification. Prerequisite: swimming ability. 1
P ED 125 Rhythms - Music majors only For all music majors, designed to provide the basic knowledge and appreciation of steps, patterns, tempos, and national backgrounds of the dances of the people, including the American round dance, Western square dance, international folk dances, line dances, marching, rhythmic, and drills. This fulfills the HPE core curriculum requirement. 2
P ED 132 Personal and Community Health Emphasizes learning about current health problems and practices from a physiological, economic and public health point of view. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 242 Elementary Physical Education Methods Laboratory Working with elementary grade children permits a practical application of the theory and practice of elementary school teaching. 0.5
P ED 243 Elementary Physical Education Methods Laboratory Working with elementary grade children permits a practical application of the theory and practice of elementary school teaching. 0.5
P ED 255A, 255B Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training Affords the student the opportunity to work directly with a certified athletic trainer in a variety of sports medicine settings. Opportunity will be provided for experience in additional medical settings. Students sign up for six semesters. Prerequisite: formal acceptance to professional phase of the ATEP. 1 each
P ED 326 Tests and Measurements Designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of testing and evaluating performances through the development of assessment devices and the use of standardized tests. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 415 Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers Describes the role and function of commonly used prescription and non-prescription pharmacological agents in various sport and exercise settings. Offered every other fall semester. 2
P ED 470 Pathology of Athletic Injuries The athletic training student will learn the nature and causes of disease and how disease affects the athlete. The effects of disease on the functions of tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, and on athletic performance will be presented. Prerequisite: permission of ATEP Program Director and junior or senior class standing. Prerequisites: P ED 311, 313, 400, 410. Offered spring semester. 3
SNES 502 Exercise Testing and Nutritional Assessment

A review of techniques/procedures used during exercise testing and nutritional assessments. The course will include lectures in the classroom and demonstrations in the Human Physiology Lab, where students will correctly calibrate and use the lab equipment to assess the physical and nutritional status of clients.

3
SNES 503 Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition, and Exercise

Study of recent developments in the dietary treatment of endocrine disorders, including mechanisms of action, interpretation of lab tests, pathophysiology of organ systems, and appropriate therapies with their application to nutrition and exercise

3
SNES 509 Principles of Strength and Conditioning

This course will provide an introduction to basic concepts of strength and conditioning, including the physiological adaptations to strength training, the design of appropriate strength and conditioning programs, and proper lifting and spotting techniques. Classroom lectures will focus on the current body of knowledge within the field and will be complemented by experiences in the human physiology lab and weight room.

3
SNES 510 Biomechanics

This course provides the application of mechanical concepts to movement problems in sport, rehabilitation, and fitness. Anatomical and mechanical principles that effect human movement will be addressed.

3
SNES 523 Immunology, Nutrition, and Exercise

Examination of the interrelationships between diet, exercise, and immune function. Review of current scientific literature as it applies to nutritional and physical activity impact on the immune system.

3
SNES 525 Clinical Nutrition: Pharmacology and Fluid-Electrolyte Balance Basic concepts of pharmacology with special emphasis on drug and nutrient interactions. Maintenance of cell homeostasis through the interaction of water and electrolytes. 3
SNES 530 Health Promotion An overview of current health promotion/wellness techniques and programs designed to facilitate behavioral change. Emphasis on review of current scientific literature concerning the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programming. 3
SNES 534 Private Practice in Nutrition, Exercise Science, and Health Promotion

An examination of the various areas required to establish and maintain a successful private practice in nutrition, exercise, and health promotion.

3
SNES 536 Communication Techniques in Nutrition and Exercise Importance of modern and effective communication skills in management, teaching, and directing of students, clients, and employees. Special focus on the needs of the adult learner. 3
SNES 541 Nutrition and Women's Health

The study of nutrition issues affecting women's health; focuses on normal and preventative nutrition and chronic diseases.

3
SNES 549 Sports Nutrition The interrelationships between physical fitness, athletic performance, nutrient intake, and nutritional status. Dietary recommendations for enhancement of human performance. 3
SNES 572 Sports Psychology Introduction of psychological concepts relevant to competitive and recreational athletes. Topics will include motivation, aggression, skill acquisition and development of confidence. Special attention will be paid to those psychological techniques to speed recovery from injury and interventions to enhance performance. 3
SNES 574 Exercise Physiology

Examination of physiological concepts related to exercise. An in-depth critical analysis of scientific basis underlying the relationship of metabolism, environmental stress, and body composition to optimal human performance.

3
SNES 575 Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management Analysis of theories of eating behavior and weight control. Evaluation of various weight reduction and maintenance modalities. Special focus on the development and use of scientifically-based diet/weight control programs. 3
SNES 578 Sports Supplements An in-depth examination of dietary supplements used by athletes to enhance performance. Course will focus on evaluating current scientific literature, bridging the gap between laboratory findings and real-world athletics, and establishing recommendations for sport. 3
SNES 581 The Energy Nutrients and Alcohol Review of literature on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and alcohol chemistry, digestion, absorption, and utilization. Examination of current issues involving energy nutrients and alcohol. 3
SNES 582 Vitamins and Minerals Physiological basis of the utilization of vitamins and minerals. Review of current scientific literature. 3
SNES 590 Research Methodology

Introduction to methodology, design, and statistical applications in health science research. This course is intended to make the student a more informed consumer of the nutrition/dietetics research literature and to provide sufficient information for the design of a theoretically and methodologically sound study.

3
SNES 591 Statistical Analysis Application of statistics to data analysis and use of SPSS. 3
SNES 595 A, B, C Research Thesis The practical application of research design and statistical analysis related to the field of foods and nutrition. An individually-directed, in-depth research project. (Prerequisite or co-requisite: approved research course and prior topic approval by department faculty.) 1, 1, 1
SNES 596 Capstone Experience

Latest research on specific topics of present interest is synthesized, presented, and discussed. Course requires independent work and active participation in class discussions. 

3
SNES 599 Independent Study A course or project designed to meet an individual student's interests and needs through primarily self-directed learning. Permission of chairperson is necessary prior to enrollment. 3