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Undergraduate Course Descriptions

HHP 1250 - Wellness Concepts and Practice (3 hours)

Course combines health-related content knowledge with participation in physical activity. Content areas include fitness concepts, nutrition and weight management, substance use and abuse, prevention of chronic disease, and human sexuality.

HHP 2000 - First Aid CPR and Safety (3 hours)

Designed to help students recognize and control injury risk factors through an introduction to the public health approach to injury prevention. Includes skills training for certification in CPR, AED, and first aid to provide immediate and temporary care in the event of an injury or sudden illness.

HHP 2030 - Youth and Adolescent Health (3 hours)

Offers teachers and others working with school-age persons an understanding of key health issues. Focus is on health topics related to family living, including intimacy, reproductive health and STDs, mental health including addictive behaviors, stress and suicide, and injury prevention and safety. Educational and risk reduction strategies are featured.

HHP 2050 - Community and Environment Health (3 hours)

Pre/Corequisite: HHP 1250
An examination of the individuals and processes involved in the functioning of public and private community health agencies. The concepts of ecology and how ecological problems affect the quality of a healthful life are also presented.

HHP 2070 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 1250, BIOL 2010/2011
This course will focus on how to design programs in the areas of resistance training, flexibility, plyometrics, speed and agility, and aerobic training. The ability to teach and demonstrate proper technique will also be emphasized.

HHP 2120 - Rhythmic Movement and Educational Gymnastics (3 hours)

Scope, content and skill practice of both the educational gymnastics and rhythmic movement programs will be explored. The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate effective teaching strategies in a laboratory setting. Emphasis is placed on planning and organizing activities in grades K-12.

HHP 2240 - Introduction to Physical Education (3 hours)

Comprehensive instruction to give the student planning to major in physical education an orientation to the scope of physical education and lifetime wellness programs.

HHP 2600 - Community Recreation (3 hours)

Instruction and practical application of developing recreational programs in a community setting including assessment, planning, budget management, marketing, implementation, and evaluation.  Course will include knowledge of leadership practices and planning procedures as it relates to community recreational programming.

HHP 3000 - Health Care Management (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
A study of the principles of effective health care management functions, including planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and processes of decision-making and communication.

HHP 3010 - Adapted Physical Education (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Abnormalities and atypical cases; identification, with preventive and corrective practices. The theory and practice of planning special physical education and personal fitness and related skills programs for the elementary and secondary levels.

HHP 3030 - Nutrition: Science and Application (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Introduction to the science of nutrition and application to wellness promotion through the use of dietary assessment tools needed for lifestyle changes.

HHP 3035 - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 3030, BIOL 2020/2021
Building on previous knowledge of nutrient classes and physiology, this class examines macro- and -microntrient influence on performance, eating patterns for training and recovery and nutritional ergogenic aids.  In addition, counseling issues related to weight, eating disorders and team nutrition are covered.

HHP 3040 - Positive Mental Health and Happiness (3 hours)

This course will examine and explore positive mental health. Underlying theories related to positive emotions and happiness will be examined. A major focus of the course will be on the practice of skills that lead to positive emotions and happiness.

HHP 3110 - Substance Use and Abuse (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
The content and method pertaining to the preventive aspects of chemical dependency. Included will be emphasis on basic pharmacology, causes of drug abuse, possible alternatives, and the role of school and community services.

HHP 3150 - Teaching Individual, Dual and Team Sports (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Knowledge of planning, organizing, and teaching individual, dual and team sports. Additionally, the student will develop individual abilities in individual, dual and team sports.

HHP 3190 - Rhythms Plays and Games (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Designed to provide instruction and experience in basic rhythms, dance games, and movement explorations for the elementary school child.

HHP 3210 - Methods and Materials in Physical Education for the Elementary School (3 hours)

Prerequisite: EDUC 2100 and sophomore standing or permission of department chair
A study of developmentally appropriate activities for the elementary child to include movement concepts and basic skills. Emphasis is placed on instructional approaches, feedback, assessment, and class management techniques. Students will observe in the schools.

HHP 3300 - Anatomical Kinesiology (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Structure, function, and organization of the various tissues, organs, and systems of the human body, anatomic fundamentals of human motion, and the application to a wide variety of motor skills, athletic training, and physical rehabilitation.

HHP 3400 - Comprehensive and Coordinated School Health Program (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
The course will focus on the components of a total school health program including school health services, safe and healthful school environment, and comprehensive health education. Emphasis will be placed on methods of organizing and implementing a coordinated K-12 school health program.

HHP 3410 - Health Disparities (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 2050 or WS 2050 or SOC 1010 or SOC 2050 or AAST 2200 or permission of instructor
This course examines the role of gender, race/ethnicity and class on health status and access to health care in the U.S.

HHP 3510 - Health Care Economics (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 3000 
Analysis of issues in health care using economic tools and models as applied to the delivery of health care services.

HHP 3630 - Health Care Financial Analysis (3 hours)

Prerequisite: MATH 1530, HHP 3000
Financial management theory, principles, and concepts applicable to health care organizations and systems.

HHP 3640 - Human Resources in Health Care (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Integration of human resources management systems with special issues in health care environments.

HHP 4000 - Introduction to Gerontology (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department chair
An overview of the factors influencing the health of the aged and aging.

HHP 4010 - Foundations in Health Education (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 2050
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for the practice of health through an understanding of historical and ethical issues, theories of health behavior and learning, and certification responsibilities.

HHP 4040 - Sport Psychology (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Psychological principles in sports including motivational techniques, personality factors, communication principles, and anxiety reduction techniques.

HHP 4050 - Current Concepts in Wellness Promotion (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair
Designed to help students understand specific concepts of wellness promotion in a variety of community settings. Current methods in designing programs that encourage individuals to take responsibility for their own state of health; thus, changing behavior patterns of at-risk population to behaviors that move toward an optimum wellness status.

HHP 4060 - Consumer Health (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department chair
A study of fraudulent advertising and practices in the health field such as healing practices, dietary fads, reducing agents, and other healing arts which now comprise only a portion of the modern “medicine show.”

HHP 4070 - Introduction to Disease (3 hours)

Prerequisite: BIOL 1010/1011 or BIOL 1020/1021 and junior standing or permission of department chair
Modern concepts of diseases including the etiology of common communicable and chronic diseases.

HHP 4080 - Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department chair
The focus is on the human or personal aspect of sexuality. Emphasis is placed on attitudes, emotions, and behavior patterns as related to the development of healthy sexual lifestyles rather than on the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system. Students are encouraged to integrate their own life experiences with the academic materials.

HHP 4150 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 4250
Description:  An explanation of exercise testing and prescription for general and special populations, based on guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine.  Students will administer and participate in various exercise tests that cover the five areas of fitness; cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition.

HHP 4220 - Analysis of Movement (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 3300 or BIOL 2010/2011 and junior standing or permission of department chair
Designed to develop a basic understanding of how and where the body moves and what the body can do. Opportunities will be provided to demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical principles and concepts of movement and to apply these concepts of movement.

HHP 4240 - Introduction to Motor Learning (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair;
The study of the application of psychological and physiological principles to learning motor skills and strategies.

HHP 4250 - Physiology of Exercise (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair

Pre/Corequisite: HHP 3300 or BIOL 2010/2011
Constitutes the scientific basis of physical activity and the development of physical training programs. Factors affecting muscle contraction, nervous control of muscular activity, effects of exercise on body function, muscle strength, fatigue and recovery, and weight management will be studied.

HHP 4300 - Introduction to Stress Management (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department chair;
An introductory study of stress, stressors, and stress intervention techniques. This course complements other health offerings by giving students the opportunity to learn about stress as related to current health problems.

HHP 4390 - Strategic Planning and Policy (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 3000
The study of policy and planning techniques applied to organizations in the health care delivery system.

HHP 4400 - Teaching Health and Human Performance (3 hours)

Prerequisite: EDUC 3070, Milestone II requirements or permission of department chair
Methods and materials for teaching health, physical education, and lifetime wellness. Emphasis is placed on structuring units of work, lesson plans, evaluation and organization, and development of health, physical education, and lifetime wellness programs. Students will observe in schools.

HHP 4500 – Epidemiology (3 hours)

Prerequisite: HHP 4070, junior standing or permission of department chair
Examination of epidemiological concepts in relation to specific public health issues. Disease investigation techniques, causal factors, case histories, and related biostatistics are examined and educational implications are discussed.

HHP 4600 - Public Health Law (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department chair
The study of federal and state legal systems affecting health care administration and wellness promotion programs.

HHP 4700 - Research Applications in Exercise Science (3 hours)

Prerequisite: MATH 1530 
The focus of the course will be to introduce the research process in the various areas of exercise science.  Research design, literature review, and the development of research questions along with methodology will be covered.  A review of basic statistical applications and their use in conducting research in various areas of exercise science and data collection methods and selection of appropriate statistical tools will be covered.

HHP 4989 - Pre-Internship and Career Seminar (1 hour)

Prerequisite: Senior standing
Students will engage in key processes required to prepare for the internship experience including paperwork preparation, investigation of internship sites, preparing a resume, and practice intervention skills.  Key concepts related to career planning will also be presented; such as, career/graduate school options, networking and professional behaviors.

HHP 4990 - Internship in Health and Human Performance (12 hours)

The internship consists of 360 work or contact hours of observation and participation from selected agencies, corporations or organizations. Grading on a pass/fail basis. Note: Students must be within 12 hours of finishing degree requirements after completing HHP 4990 except with permission of department chair.