Health and Human Performance
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The College of Allied Health Professions has designed its professional preparation programs to include a series of sequentially arranged field-based experiences. Depending on the degree option, these field-based experiences may be referred to as internships, practica, clinics, or student teaching. Each field-based course requires, as a minimum, 45 contact hours per semester credit hour. Some programs, due to national or state accreditation requirements or Departmental policy, may require additional contact hours beyond the minimum requirement. Students should clarify expectations with the faculty advisor prior to registration.
HHP 100 Foundations of Exercise Science
3 cr. Corequisite: HHP 102. (F, Sp, Su) Extends and applies understanding to the use of life science in promoting healthy lifestyles to students’ lives. The exercise sciences of physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor learning are integrated through didactic and laboratory instruction that focuses students on the fundamental importance of exercise science in healthy living.
* HHP 101 Health Sciences
3 cr. (F, Sp) Covers contemporary health issues and explores individual and community based solutions. Content areas to include: medical self-care, culture and health behavior, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental and emotional health, consumer health, nutrition, physical fitness, environmental health, human sexuality, chronic degenerative and communicable diseases, aging, violence and personal safety, health care, and death and dying.
HHP 102 Foundations of Exercise Science Lab
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 100. Provides laboratory experiences in exercise science to complement student learning in the classroom. By its nature, exercise science involves lab activities dependent upon physical activity.
HHP 103 Archery, Beginning, Intermediate
HHP 105 Basketball, Beginning
1 cr. (F)
HHP 108 Badminton, Beginning
1 cr. (Sp) Covers fundamental skills, equipment, strategy, rules and etiquette of badminton.
HHP 111 Bowling
1 cr. (F) Bowling is a lifetime sport. Students participate in bowling instruction, bowl and record assigned minimum number of games, and demonstrate understanding of rules, etiquette and scoring procedures. (Special fee required.)
HHP 114 Racquetball
1 cr. (Sp)
HHP 125 Golf
1 cr. (F, Sp) Covers the mechanics, skills and strategies of playing golf. (Special fee required.)
HHP 126 Apparatus
HHP 131 Cross Country Skiing
1 cr. Presents skills needed in cross country skiing including equipment, base preparation, waxing, and classical and skating techniques. Depending on time constraints and student interest, basic winter risk management will also be included. (Due to course content and physical requirements, the class may not be held on MSU Billings main campus.)
HHP 132 Skiing, Beginning Downhill
1 cr. (Sp) Covers the basics of downhill skiing for students without prior experience. (Special fee required.)
HHP 133 Skiing, Intermediate Downhill
1 cr. (Sp) Goes beyond HHP 132 to cover additional techniques and skills of downhill skiing for students with successful prior instruction and experience. (Special fee required.)
HHP 134 Beginning Snowboarding
1 cr. Covers the basics of snowboarding equipment, safety, mechanics and techniques. (Due to course content and physical requirements, the class may not be held on MSU Billings main campus.)
HHP 136 Snowshoeing
2 cr. (Sp) Understand and identify the various parts of snowshoes, demonstrate maneuvering while wearing snowshoes, gain knowledge of appropriate clothing for snowshoeing and demonstrate techniques of walking in deep snow, ascending, and descending.
HHP 138 Telemark Skiing
2 cr. (Sp) Learn, understand, and demonstrate telemark skiing techniques and proper equipment needs for the sport of telemark skiing.
HHP 140 Beginning Swimming/Aquatics I
1 cr. (F) Course includes learning to swim front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, treading water and survival float. Additionally an introduction to aquatic exercise is included.
HHP 141 Intermediate Swimming/Aquatics II
1 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 140 or consent of instructor. (F) Course seeks to improve skills taught in HHP 140. Additionally, the side stroke, single trudgen and single trudgen crawl strokes are taught, as are skills such as open turns, simple rescue and aquatic safety.
HHP 142 Lifeguard Training: Basic
2 cr. (Sp) The student who successfully completes this course receives certificates in the following American Red Cross courses: CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguarding.
HHP 143 Water Safety Instructor
3 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach a wide variety of swimming and water safety courses.
HHP 144 Lifeguarding Instructor/Head Lifeguard/Waterfront Modules
2 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Sp) After successfully completing this course the student is qualified to teach several courses within the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program. Additionally, the successful student is qualified for Head Lifeguarding and may qualify for other modules or courses with additional work within the course.
HHP 145 Swim for Fitness/Aquatic Exercise
2 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (F, Sp) Seeks to develop awareness and foster application of fitness principles through reading, lab activities, and development of personal fitness program to meet personal goals through swimming, kicking, pulling, and participation in swimming and aquatic exercise routines.
HHP 146 Tennis, Beginning
1 cr. (F, Sp) Practice basic tennis fundamentals: forehand, backhand, and serve. Covers equipment, strategy, rules and etiquette.
HHP 147 Tennis, Intermediate
1 cr. (F, Sp) Provides further development of groundstrokes, serve, volley and lob. Advanced singles and doubles strategies.
HHP 153 Tumbling
HHP 154 Volleyball
1 cr. (F)
HHP 174 Personal Fitness
1 cr. (F, Sp) Offers an individualized approach to fitness at any level. It is designed to teach principles of cardiovascular fitness, endurance, strength and flexibility, and back strengthening exercises through participation with a basic weight training program, use of stretch bands, handweights, and a run walk program.
HHP 176 Softball
1 cr. (Sp)
HHP 180 Judo
2 cr. (F, Sp) Promotes lifelong health skills through presenting judo history, philosophy, and etiquette. Specific throwing and grappling skills designed to improve strength and endurance are presented. Also the course seeks to provide the student with some personal self-defense skills. Teaches how to fall safely in judo play or in self-defense situations. Develops understanding of body mechanics through the study of techniques sport-specific to judo such as grip, Kumikata; throwing, Nagewaza; falling, Ukemi; and grappling skills, Katamewaza.
HHP 181 Basic Navigation/Orienteering
1 cr. (F) Provides an introduction and application of the history, equipment, and techniques of land navigation and orienteering. Included will be sections on map reading, compass use, GPS use, map and compass techniques, orienteering principles, and orienteering course design. (Practice and testing may require classes meeting off MSU Billings main campus.)
HHP 182 Advanced Navigation
2 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 181. Introduces newest technology for navigating in wilderness and emergency settings and navigation techniques ranging from environmental to global positioning systems. Included will be practical application of learned skills in a outdoor/wilderness setting presented off the main MSU Billings campus.
HHP 183 Environment/Leave No Trace
1 cr. (F) Develops participants’ awareness and application of Leave No Trace principles and develop an appreciation of the ethical reasons behind the principles.
HHP 184 Hiking/Backpacking
2 cr. (F) Develops understanding and demonstration of backpack trip planning, nutritional needs, proper selection of equipment, selection of appropriate clothing, correct packing recommendations, appropriate sanitation recommendations, and basic camping skills.
HHP 185 Winter Survival Skills
2 cr. Presents skills and application of necessary techniques needed for safe winter travel as well as involving winter risk management, nutrition, survival skills, ice rescues, snow shelters, avalanche awareness, and protection methods. (Due to course content and physical requirements, the class may not be held on MSU Billings main campus.)
HHP 186 Strength Training
2 cr. (F, Sp) Teaches students how to develop fitness programs and tailor them to meet individual needs in helping promote lifelong health skills. Various components of fitness (cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition) are explored. Students will develop an understanding of aerobic and anaerobic energy production systems, overload principles, and specificity of training while learning to utilize systems of isometric, isokinetic, and progressive exercises. This course is a hands-on activity course, but also includes an academic component where students investigate the above principles.
HHP 187 Mountain Biking
2 cr. (Sp) Teaches students how to choose the correct size bicycle, develop students’ mountain biking skills, develop awareness of risk management in mountain biking, develop students’ ability to negotiate mountain bike terrain with proper technique, and develop students’ ability to maintain and fix common problems that they may encounter on a mountain bike ride.
HHP 188 Yoga
2 cr. (F, Sp) Promotes lifelong health skills through presenting history and philosophy of yoga while providing opportunities for students to learn a variety of yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, strength, and endurance. This class provides an opportunity to learn stress management skills, improve balance and body control, incorporate breathing techniques that foster development in yoga, and enhance well-being.
HHP 189 Basic Survival in the Outdoors
2 cr. (Sp) Understand and demonstrate basic wilderness survival recommendations including methods of staying warm and building shelters, signaling, natural indicators of direction, fire building, and accessing water.
HHP 190 Rappelling/Belaying
2 cr. (F) Develops students’ understanding and demonstration of rappelling and belaying methods, correct anchoring, equipment, proper climbing knots, and rescue techniques.
HHP 191 Low Element Challenges
2 cr. (S) Learn a variety of low element challenges and demonstrate creative planning, teamwork, cooperation, and trust development, and understand the many varied values of low element challenges.
HHP 192 Caving/Spelunking
2 cr. (Sp) Develops students’ understanding of caving/spelunking, caving equipment, and proper techniques of moving efficiently and safely through caves; familiarizes students with safe caving protocols and techniques.
HHP 193 Canoeing
2 cr. (Sp) Learn, understand, and apply canoeing terminology, principles, and equipment. Included will be canoe design affects, paddle selection, carrying the canoe efficiently and safely, and tandem canoeing.
HHP 195 Kayaking
2 cr. (Sp) Learn, understand, and execute kayaking skills such as getting into a kayak, forward and backward paddling strokes, stopping techniques, forward and reverse sweep stroke, and draw stroke. Included are safety and rescue methods recommended in kayaking.
HHP 197 Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
2 cr. (Sp) Learn, understand, and apply scuba diving techniques, equipment, and knowledge of diving hazards and precautions.
HHP 198 Rafting
2 cr. (F) Learn to identify rafting equipment, awareness of preplanning considerations, proper raft carrying techniques, execution of proper rowing and oar strokes, foundational execution of rescue maneuvers, and a thorough understanding of safety considerations.
HHP 199 Avalanche Awareness and Safety
1 cr. (Sp) Develops students’ awareness of how destructive avalanches can be, how to avoid an avalanche, what to do if caught in an avalanche, and where to receive further avalanche education.
HHP 200 Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Leadership
2 cr. (F) Introduces foundational information of Outdoor and Adventure Leadership/Education. Included are history and background of outdoor and adventure education and relationship to a variety of career areas such as educational teachers, outdoor recreational instructors, challenge course coordinators, corporate teambuilding managers, community activity centers, and the like. Fundamental competencies for effective outdoor adventure leadership are presented, discussed, and practiced.
HHP 201 Core Concepts in Health
3 cr. (F, Sp) Provides pre-service educators with an introduction to contemporary health issues and the importance of individual responsibility for personal health care. Reviews the health and safety issues of children and adolescents and provides an introduction to the role of the teacher as it applies to the eight component model of the comprehensive school health program.
HHP 210 First Aid and CPR
2 cr. (F, Sp) Considers the emergency care to be given victims of accident or sudden illness. Develops safety consciousness and prevention as well as stresses individual responsibility, rights and wrongs in times of disaster. Standard First Aid and CPR certification awarded upon successful completion of the course.
HHP 211 Community Health
3 cr. (F) Promotes an understanding of the spread and control of communicable diseases. Explores the epidemiology and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. Provides practical experience in planning and carrying out a selected community health program.
HHP 212 First Responder Emergency Care
3 cr. Prerequisite: Basic First Aid preferred. (Sp) Covers first responder techniques, equipment, and prevention content areas are covered. Development of first responder skills, including assessment, surveys, treatment, and prevention techniques. Specialized areas of pre-professional CPR, oxygen therapy, resuscitation mask, and spinal back boarding are included. Awards certification for First Responder and CPR upon successful completion of requirements.
HHP 214 Outdoor Recreations in the United States
3 cr. (Sp) Provides an introduction to the history, purpose, scope, and depth of outdoor recreation in the United States. Topics include Wilderness, Public and Private Recreation, Adventure Leadership and Education, National and Regional Recreation Issues, Recreation History, Professional Organizations and Services, Current and Future Recreation Trends, and the Role of Recreation in Society. Student presentations, field trips, and guest speakers are part of
this course. Students can expect to participate and be engaged in group projects, lecture, and activities while taking this class.
HHP 230 Wilderness First Responder
3 cr. Covers First Responder applications in wilderness settings. Addressed are issues of short- and long-term patient care, backcountry rescue techniques, and survival skills. Training will include emergency care for environmental illnesses and injuries, using special equipment and techniques particular to non-urban rescuers, and managing transport as well as other high-level emergency care skills. Participants who successfully complete the course and exam will receive Wilderness First Responder certification. (Due to course content and instructor and physical requirements, the class may not be held on MSU Billings main campus.)
HHP 240 Coaching Volleyball
3 cr. (Sp) Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to teach volleyball on the secondary level. The course will cover such areas as volleyball rules, teaching individual skills, team strategies, offensive patterns, defensive patterns, organizing practices, and scouting. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.
HHP 241 Coaching Football
3 cr. Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach football in high school. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.
HHP 242 Coaching Basketball
3 cr. (Sp) Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach basketball in high school. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.
HHP 244 Coaching Track/Field
3 cr. (Sp) Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach track and field in high school. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.
HHP 245 Coaching Soccer
3 cr. Prepares students to coach competitive/recreational soccer with a focus on teaching skills, techniques, and tactics. A one credit hour (minimum 45 contact hours) coaching practicum is included as a required element of this course.
HHP 246 Coaching Gymnastics
3 cr. Acquaints the student with skills necessary to coach beginning gymnastics. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.
HHP 247 Coaching Softball/Baseball
3 cr. (Sp) Acquaints the student with a variety of methods for teaching basic softball/baseball skills, with particular emphasis on fastpitch softball. Emphasis is placed on teaching progression, practice drills and common error coaching hints. Current rules and regulations as well as strategies are also covered for all phases of the game. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.
HHP 248 Coaching (Current Sport)
3 cr. Designed to present skills and strategies related to coaching a given sport. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.
HHP 249 Foundations of Coaching
3 cr. (F) Covers introductory principles needed in becoming an effective coach. Topics include development of a coaching philosophy, basic sport psychology, sport safety, basic legal aspects, and program and athlete management principles.
HHP 260 Foundations and Scientific Fundamentals in Health and Human Performance
3 cr. (F) Introduces fundamentals of scientific basics in human movement. Included areas of study are basic human bone and muscle anatomy, principles of biomechanical movement, and basic principles of exercise physiology. The relationship between Health/Physical Education and Education is introduced as well as historical background facts, discipline interrelationships, career opportunities, elementary principles of fitness and nutrition, and professional challenges.
HHP 265 Foundations of Health Promotion
3 cr. (F) Explores the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and ethical foundations of the health education and health promotion profession. Students will learn about the process of health promotion through the examination of school, community, worksite, and hospital health education settings.
* HHP 270 Global Health Issues
3 cr. (F) Explores the relationships between human behavior, economics, history, culture, politics, policy formation, and the environment, while investigating the impact of these elements on the quality of health within our global community. Class sessions will focus on the interdisciplinary nature of health issues that impact on daily human existence. The objective of seminar based class meetings will be to study these issues, contrasting their origins, manifestations, and possible resolutions in developed and less developed nations.
HHP 280 Challenge Course Fundamentals
3 cr. (Sp) Introduces history and current practices in American challenge courses. Current practices in design, facilitation, and evaluation of curricula in Outdoor Adventure Leadership settings, including low and high ropes and challenge course programs, are presented. Students will also be introduced to current offerings in challenge course technology and the opportunity to practice basic challenge course facilitation methods.
HHP 290 Internship/Practicum
V1-3 cr. Provides physical education majors with practical selected experiences in areas of the school program under supervision and by prior approval of the Department chairperson. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.
HHP 292 Seminar
V1-3 cr. (F, Sp) Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Physical Education.
HHP 293 Workshop
V1-3 cr. Provides experience in popular activities suitable for satisfying the physical education activity requirement, but which presently is offered only on a temporary experimental basis. Examples: Intermediate Golf, Jog for Fitness, Scuba Diving, Ice Skating, Cheerleading, Individual Exercise, and Handball.
HHP 300 Motor Learning and Control
3 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 100. Corequisite: HHP 301. (F, Sp) Focuses on the basic principles of motor control and learning, examining the mechanisms by which the nervous system plans, initiates, and executes movements (both involuntary and voluntary) as well as accomplished sensory-motor integration and the means for maximizing the learning and performance of movement skills including how to design practice conditions and how to optimize arousal, attention, motivation, feedback, and transfer so to optimize skilled motor performance.
HHP 301 Motor Learning and Control Lab
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 300. (F, Sp) Includes laboratory exercises in motor control fundamentals of nervous system functions, sensory-motor integration, and methods for maximizing the learning and performance of movement skills.
HHP 310 Adventure Leadership
3 cr. (F) Acquaint students with the history, philosophy, depth, and scope of Adventure Leadership. Methods discussed will be applied to group development, minimizing risk in the field, teambuilding, decision making, problem solving, and teaching. Students will explore and enhance their own leadership, philosophy and style through participation in group projects, lecture, and activities while taking this class.
HHP 314 Health Enhancement Strategies in the Elementary School K-8
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education program. (F, Sp, Su) Covers methods of Health Enhancement education for the elementary education major and minor K-8. Students write lesson plans, participate in teaching activities and evaluate the activities. Methods discussed are applied to the following health content areas: mental and emotional health, family living, growth and development, nutrition, personal health, substance use and abuse, communicable and chronic diseases, injury prevention and safety including pedestrian and bicycle safety, and consumer and environmental community health. Additionally, methods of teaching basic movement education, such as dance and rhythmic movement, physical fitness, gymnastics and related skills, and cooperative games, are presented.
HHP 320 Current Issues in Health
3 cr. (F, Sp) An investigation of issues facing the health educator in today’s schools. Special focus will be given to the topics of nutrition education, physical fitness, and human sexuality. Students will develop lesson plans in these topical areas as they pertain to either elementary or secondary education levels.
HHP 330 Health Behavior Theories
3 cr. Prerequisite: Junior level status. (F, Sp) Provides an overview of the various behavior change theories with specific attention given to individual health behavior, interpersonal health behavior, and group intervention models of health behavior change. Behavior change theories are discussed in terms of their application to curriculum development and program planning models.
HHP 335 Methods of Health Promotion
3 cr. (F) Focuses on the planning and implementation of health promotion programs by health promotion specialists in a variety of settings. Students explore the “What,” “When,” “Where,” and “Why” of health promotion.
HHP 340 Health Education Strategies
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. (Sp) Develops the ability of students to plan and implement health instruction programs in school, workplace, and community settings. Students will explore the “WHAT,” “WHEN,” “WHERE,” and “HOW” of health education. The course will focus on: Planning for health instruction (curriculum and content), Writing effective behavioral objectives, Learner-centered instructional strategies, Teaching sensitive health-related content, The relationship of instructional strategies to behavioral outcomes, and Evaluating student learning. Students will also investigate cultural and global perspectives as well as the integration of health issues with other academic disciplines.
HHP 344 Physical Education Techniques I
3 cr. (Sp) Identifies developmentally appropriate techniques, skills, strategies, and progressions for teaching competitive and lifelong leisure team and individual activates.
HHP 346 Physical Education Techniques II
3 cr. (F) Identifies developmentally appropriate techniques, skills, strategies, and teaching progressions for teaching fundamental elementary health enhancement activities, rhythms, dance, gymnastics, and Native American/low organized games activities.
HHP 348 Physical Education Techniques III
3 cr. (Sp) Identifies developmentally appropriate techniques, skills, strategies, and teaching progressions for teaching fitness, wellness activities, and basic strength and conditioning fundamentals.
HHP 350 Outdoor Adventure Leadership for the Aging Population
2 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 200. Acquaints students with current methods of using Outdoor Adventure Leadership activities and challenges to enhance physical and psychological health of the aging population. Biological, sociological, and psychological aspects of aging will be covered as well as the planning and preparation of developing activities and programs for the aging. Included in the course will be hands-on experiences in presenting and facilitating activities for groups in the aging population.
HHP 362 Basic Athletic Training
3 cr. (F) Provides knowledge and practical experience in the care and prevention of common sports injuries.
HHP 364 Research Methods in Health and Human Performance
3 cr. (F, Sp) Provides students with experience and knowledge which will allow them to critically analyze and evaluate completed research in health and human performance. Examines methods of assessment, prescription, and evaluation in health and human performance activities.
HHP 365 Special Populations in Health and Physical Education
2 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 260 or Consent of instructor. (Sp) Focuses on understanding and developing the skills needed to appropriately adapt health and physical education for students who cannot participate safely or successfully in health and physical education classes without modifications. Since students receiving adapted physical education may receive instruction in a variety of settings (i.e. educational environments), adapted physical education practices vary widely and this course surveys the range of modifications that are needed to provide appropriate participation for all students. Hands-on activities are an essential component of the course and participation is expected of all students.
HHP 370 Methods of Physical Education K-12
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education program. (F) Provides the Health and Human Performance teacher education major or minor with opportunities to investigate appropriate strategies for teaching Health Enhancement in the K-12 school. The student will gain experience writing developmentally and culturally appropriate lesson plans for teaching the following activities: fundamental movements including locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills; body management skills; rhythmic skills and gymnastics; game skills, relays, and personal challenges; and sport-specific skills. In addition, students will gain experience planning for physical fitness and wellness activities. Legal considerations associated activities with activity-based education will also be discussed. Students will briefly discuss evaluation, classroom management and discipline, and rainy day activities in and out of the gym setting. The integration of physical activities with health education and other disciplines is also discussed.
HHP 380 Coaching Practicum
1 cr. Provides supervised practical experiences for students who wish to enter the coaching profession. Students work as a head or assistant coach for an athletic team for a minimum of 45 contact hours.
HHP 381 Adventure Counseling and Leadership
2 cr. (Sp) Explores the theory and practice of adventure counseling and leadership principles applied to outdoor adventure settings. Topic areas include the counselor in a guidance role, the planning and selection of adventure activities, along with the development of decision-making communication, motivational, organizational, and evaluation skills.
HHP 390 Junior Field Experience
1 cr. (F, Sp) Provides the student the opportunity to engage in 45 hours of supervised practical experience in the health enhancement classroom. This experience is to include: structured observation focusing on cultural and developmental characteristics of children; working with teachers in individual diagnosis of student needs and prescription of student activities; assisting with small groups or in one-on-one settings to accomplish learning tasks. Where appropriate, the student will also gain practical experience with school athletic programs. This course is offered as a Pass/No Pass course only. The student must receive a passing grade to complete graduation requirements. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.
HHP 405 Outdoor and Camping Education
3 cr. (F) Introduces the policies and principles of modern recreation and camping. Wilderness camping skills/ equipment, navigational skills and basics of rope care are covered as well as opportunities to apply the skills learned in an outdoor setting.
HHP 410 Psychology of Coaching
3 cr. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. (Sp) Covers the psychological aspects of coaching that are essential in all coaching, not specific to one sport. Examines both the intra- and interpersonal aspects of sport achievement from an applied perspective, emphasizing effective leadership of athletics. Connects study of the topical areas of sport psychology to coaching.
HHP 411 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention
3 cr. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F, Sp, Su) Provides information about: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; the potential for abuse and addiction; and factors associated with use. The primary focus is on the preventive aspects of drug abuse across the lifespan, and it centers on the approaches that are most effective. (Meets State Teacher Licensure requirement for a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Class).
HHP 412 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Awareness (ATOD)
1 cr. Provides information about problems related to contemporary drug use, misuse, and abuse. Due to the potential negative effects of alcohol, tobacco, and the broad category of “other drugs,” drug prevention at the school and community level is critical for addressing problems that arise from ATOD use. The primary focus on this course is identifying which drugs are most commonly used and abused, particularly among youth and teens, and recommend effective drug prevention strategies.
HHP 425 Health and Sexuality
3 cr. Explores contemporary issues in human sexuality and the preparation of professionals who conduct sexuality education with diverse populations in a variety of settings. The course examines current knowledge of and attitudes toward human sexual behavior with emphasis on topics such as healthy sexuality throughout the lifecycle, sexual anatomy and physiology, gender roles, body image, interpersonal relationships, sexual orientations, birth control, sexual response, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, sexually transmitted infections, abortion, and pregnancy.
HHP 430 Exercise Physiology
3 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 100. Corequisite: HHP 431. (F, Sp) Provides students the opportunity to study the physiological fundamentals needed to understand skilled movement. The course focuses on the responses of the human body to exercise with emphasis on professional interventions in various education, health promotion, and human performance settings. Various body systems (i.e. respiratory, circulatory, musculo-skeletal, endocrine) are studied to understand the adaptations associated with involvement in physical fitness, sport, and healthy lifestyle activities. Labs and related activities are essential components of the course and participation is expected of all students.
HHP 431 Exercise Physiology Lab
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 430. (F, Sp)
HHP 433 High Level Wellness Through Decision Making
3 cr. (even F) Introduces the concept of wellness and presents strategies for adoption of a wellness life-style.
HHP 435 Health Aspects of Aging
3 cr. (odd F) Addresses the rapidly increasing need for specialized knowledge of health promotion for an aging society (in 2020, 20% of the US population will be 65 or older). Introduces the epidemiology of aging and age-related disorders, including overviews of the public health impact of an aging society and the demographics and biology of aging. Covers the strategies for prevention of age-related disorders and options to improve the quality of life through health enhancement.
HHP 436 Stress Management and Emotional Health
3 cr. (Sp) Examines the interrelationship of human stress and emotions on health and performance. Explores theories, research and strategies to enhance human performance and manage stress.
HHP 445 Exercise Testing and Prescription (crosslisted with HHP 545)
3 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 430. (F, Sp) Explores basic techniques in the assessment of physical fitness, prescription of exercise for healthy and unhealthy adults, and promotion of physical activity within communities.
HHP 450 Worksite Health Promotion
3 cr. (odd Sp) Provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of occupational health promotion. It is assumed that the students have some background in health promotion and may be interested in pursuing a career as a health promotion specialist.
HHP 455 Technological Applications in the Health Sciences
(TN) 3 cr. Explores current and future uses of technology in health promotion fields. Examples of application include: health promotion and the Internet, computer-assisted learning, computer health assessments, common applications in health promotion (i.e., spreadsheet, database, presentation, and desktop publishing software).
HHP 461 Organization and Administration in Health Enhancement
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education program. (Sp) Examines important principles related to planning, organizing, leading, and administering health enhancement programs.
HHP 462 Advanced Athletic Training
3 cr. Prerequisites: BIOL 141, BIOL 143, HHP 362. Examines the rationale and use of therapeutic modalities and rehabilitative exercises with emphasis on developing practical injury assessment and injury management skills/techniques. Organizational/ administrative concerns in athletic training are also addressed.
HHP 463 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
3 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 100. Corequisite: HHP 464. (F, Sp) Examines the anatomy and mechanics of human motion with the goal of improving efficiency in sport, dance, and exercise.
HHP 464 Kinesiology and Biomechanics Lab
1 cr. Corequisite: HHP 463. (F, Sp)
HHP 465 Legal Aspects of Sport
3 cr. Prerequisite: HHP 410 or permission of instructor. Analysis of the legal aspects of sport, athletics, and other physical activity in contemporary society. Includes use of the case study method. Particular emphasis is given to tort liability and risk management in coaching.
HHP 466 Ethical/Legal Aspects in Outdoor Adventure Leadership
2 cr. (F) Presents the ethical and legal principles and practices recommended and required in outdoor adventure leadership careers. Particular emphasis is on the ethical and legal guidelines that follow national program accreditation standards.
HHP 480 Advanced Challenge Skills and Facilitation
3 cr. Presents understanding and proficiency in applying current and advanced outdoor adventure leadership facilitation and debriefing skills. Course coverage will include designing challenge course elements, developing various risk management plans, review and awareness of new safety policies and recommendations, understanding program construction basics, and applying evaluation methods in all levels of adventure challenge settings. Included will be planning and development of leadership and facilitation objectives and methods for diverse populations.
HHP 482 Women, Media and Health (crosslisted with HHP 582, COMT 482, COMT 582, HADM 482, and HADM 582)
3 cr. Corequisites: COMT 480, COMT 481. Analyzes gaps in basic health care needs for women, both domestically and abroad, emphasizing the role of mass media both in promoting and hindering basic reproductive health. A special emphasis will be placed on women’s reproductive rights and the ways in which political movements have limited and advanced needs in this area.
HHP 490 Internship/Practicum
V1-3 cr. (F, Sp) Provides experience in a responsible appointment as an assistant in some specialized areas of the HPE program. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.
HHP 491 Independent Study
V1-3 cr. Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.
HHP 492 Seminar
V1-3 cr. Provides students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.
HHP 494 Clinic
V1-3 cr. Provides an opportunity through use of selected pupils for demonstration purposes for students to explore and develop applications of theoretical study in a particular area. Infield contact time is 45 hours per semester credit. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.
HHP 499 Senior Thesis
V3-6 cr. (F, Sp) Provides students the opportunity to conduct a research project under faculty supervision. Students engage in the scholarly activities needed to conceptualize and design a relevant research topic; conduct the research including data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and present the research as a written thesis that is orally defended in a meeting open to faculty and students outside of the committee.
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