Course Descriptions

 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL SPORT SCIENCE AND FITNESS MANAGEMENT MAJORS
Students must earn a C or better in all major courses.

SSFM 130. Introduction to Kinesiology     Credit 3(3-0)
This course explores the discipline of kinesiology, including current issues, trends, and various career opportunities.  Basic American College of Sports Medicine principles are also introduced.  Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (F, S, SS)

SSFM 201. Principles of Strength and Conditioning     Credit 3(2-2)
This course provides students with scientific principles and practical skills to develop safe and effective cardiovascular and resistance training programs for apparently healthy populations.  The knowledge, skills, and abilities learned are based upon American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association principles.  SSFM majors only. (F)

SSFM 225. Fitness Leadership     Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of theory professional practice and design of group and individual exercise leadership, and modification of exercise techniques. A field experience is required. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (F;S;SS)

SSFM 226. Personal Approach to Health
This course is designed to introduce research-based knowledge about personal health and how individual wellness impacts society as a whole. It emphasizes the acquisition of health knowledge and skills that include the biological and social aspects of healthful living as well as the dispositions needed to engage in a healthy lifestyle. Prerequisites:  none (F;S;SS)

SSFM 272. Fitness and Aging     Credit 3(3-0)
This course will examine the relationship between physical activity and the aging process; it will also focus on the impact of physical activity on the physiological, psychological and social well-being of aging adults. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (S)

SSFM 300. Fitness Facilities and Management     Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of the planning, design, use and maintenance of the facilities and equipment related to physical fitness and wellness. A field experience is required. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (F)

SSFM 303. Nutrition for Sport and Fitness     Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to study the impact of nutrition on health, fitness and sports performance. Emphasis will be on basic nutrition, diet analysis, weight control, special diets, eating disorders, and the use of ergogenic aids in sport and fitness. Prerequisite: SSFM 261 or BIOL 350; SSFM majors only. (S)

SSFM 333. Introduction to Sports Medicine     Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on the basic principles in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of human performance-related injuries. The topics include common medical problems and drugs in sport. Prerequisite: SSFM 261 or BIOL 350; SSFM majors only. (S)

SSFM 340. Introduction to Sport Management     Credit 3(3-0)
This course addresses topics and practical skill development related to planning, administrative knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on the success of any sport organization, including organizations that focus on sport activities, sport products or sport services. Prerequisites: Junior standing and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

HPED 342. First Aid and Safety     Credit 3(2-2)
This course is designed to study emergency first aid leading to American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It also identifies practices and behaviors that promote safety in home, school and community. (F;S;SS)

HPED 345. Applied Anatomy     Credit 3(2-2)
This course is a scientific study of the mechanics and analysis of human movement, incorporating principles from the fields of physical education, anatomy, physiology and physics. Prerequisites: SSFM 261 or BIOL 350; SSFM majors only. (F)
HPED 370. Exercise Physiology     Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides theoretical and practical experience in studying physiological concepts as they apply to acute and chronic effects of exercise on humans. Prerequisites: SSFM 261 or BIOL 350; SSFM majors only. (S)

HPED 375. Motor Learning and Control    Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of the theoretical and application-based constructs related to human motor behavior in terms of motor learning, control, skill acquisition and performance. The behavioral, cognitive and psycho-physiological approaches are examined. Prerequisites: SSFM majors only. (S)

SSFM 469. Measurement and Evaluation for Kinesiology Research    Credit 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to the methods of research, measurement, and applications of assessment in the health/fitness and sport fields.  Emphasis is placed on test selection, development and administration, calculation and interpretation of basic statistics, and practical application of measurement/assessment principles.  Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing; SSFM majors only. (F)

SSFM 471. Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription  Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on the development of advanced skills in exercise testing, data interpretation, and prescription for health-related fitness. Prerequisites: HPED 370; SSFM majors only. (F)

SSFM 472. Exercise Programming in Special Populations   Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on the concepts and procedures necessary to assess, develop, and prescribe exercise for populations across the life span with various health conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. Compliance, risk of injury and other specific programming issues will also be addressed. Case studies will aid in the application of the information. A field experience is required. Prerequisites: HPED 370; SSFM majors only. (F)

SSFM 490. Independent Study     Credit 3(3-0)
This course is an independent study in the area of Human Performance and Leisure Studies. Content is determined by the student and the course instructor. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only; Consent of the academic advisor, course instructor, and department chair. (F;S;SS)

SSFM 498. Internship     Credit 6(0-6)
The internship is designed to be the culminating experience in the SSFM program and provides professional experience to support academic preparation in the SSFM program.  Prerequisite: SSFM Majors only with all major courses completed. (F, S, SS)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPORT SCIENCE AND FITNESS MANAGEMENT
(Business Administration Option)

SSFM 202. Advanced Principles of Strength and Conditioning              Credit 3(1-3)
This course is an advanced study of the scientific principles and practical skills necessary to develop safe and effective exercise programs with an emphasis on athletic performance.  The concepts of periodization, plyometrics, and aerobic endurance training programs are introduced.  Prerequisites: SSFM 201; SSFM majors only. (S)

SSFM 220. Psychosocial Interactions of Human Movement                 Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of current psychological and sociological theories and research as they affect human movement. It focuses on the psychology of the learner, participation, group processes, cultural diversity, aggression, motivation, self-perception and psychosocial growth and development. SSFM majors only. (F)

SSFM 261. Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology  Credit 4(2-4)
The course explores the biological structure and function of the human body in a system-based approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Primary emphasis is placed on the muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, with added coverage of the metabolic, endocrine, integumentary and immune systems related to exercise. This course is designed to emphasize selected concepts necessary to study sport, exercise and physical activity in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: BIOL 100; SSFM majors only. (F;S;SS)


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPORT SCIENCE AND FITNESS MANAGEMENT
(Leisure Studies Option)

LSS 160. Introduction to Recreation   Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to study the foundations of recreation including the basic concepts underlying the organization of leisure and recreation activity. (F;S)

LSS 246. Camp Administration   Credit 3(3-0)
This course examines the organization and administration of camp activities. Students will also program camping activities that will apply to all ages and both sexes. (S)

LSS 260. Community Recreation   Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of city, state, and national organizations. Practice in the general principles and techniques in the organization and promotion of leisure activities for home, school, and community will be included. Field experience will include observations, service as aides and assistants. (F)

LSS 363. Principles and Practices of Outdoor Recreation   Credit 3(2-2)
This course examines the philosophy, organization administration and laboratory experiences in outdoor recreation. (S)

LSS 364. Group Leadership     Credit 3(3-0)
This course examines the techniques of group dynamics and methods of developing group leadership capabilities. (F)

LSS 365. Program Planning Recreation     Credit 3(3-0)
This course includes analysis of recreation programs. Emphasis is placed on program objectives, personnel and facilities. (S)

SSFM 261. Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology    Credit 4(2-4)
The course explores the biological structure and function of the human body in a system-based approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Primary emphasis is placed on the muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, with added coverage of the metabolic, endocrine, integumentary and immune systems related to exercise. This course is designed to emphasize selected concepts necessary to study sport, exercise and physical activity in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: BIOL 100; SSFM majors only. (F;S;SS)


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR ELECTIVE COURSES IN SPORT SCIENCE AND FITNESS MANAGEMENT

HPED 104. Weight Training    Credit 1(0-2)
This course introduces the student to weight training with emphasis on principles, techniques and development of individual programs. *

HPED 105. Beginning Swimming     Credit 1(0-2)
This course teaches students the beginning skills in swimming necessary to meet American Red Cross Level Three standards. *

HPED 106. Swimming for Non-swimmers     Credit 1(0-2)
This course includes orientation to the water along with the development of survival skills.  Instruction in the basic strokes, safety and rescue skills is a part of the curriculum. The course is designed for non-swimmers and those who are not comfortable in deep water. (F;S;SS)

HPED 107. Racquetball     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to offer the student an opportunity to develop performance skills, an understanding of rules and strategies, and an appreciation for racquetball which can be enjoyed as a lifetime activity. *

HPED 108. Beginning Springboard Diving   Credit 1(0-2)
This course introduces the student to the basic skills, knowledge and mechanics of springboard diving. *

HPED 109. Fundamentals of Team Sports     Credit 1(0-2)
This course seeks to develop an understanding of the values and the logic behind exercise and sports activity and regular habits of exercise, to determine the physical fitness needs of the student with the nature, basic rules, techniques and skills of a wide variety of popular American sports, and guide students into activities which will be of the most interest and benefit now and in the future. *

HPED 110. Aerobic Training   Credit 1(0-2)
This course emphasizes the improvement of cardiovascular fitness through various forms of aerobic activity. *

HPED 111. Fundamentals of Gymnastics     Credit 1(0-2)
In this course, students will develop an understanding of the basic skills and knowledge in the Olympic-gymnastic events through a performance oriented experience. Students will perform on the vault, balance beam, parallel bars, horizontal bar, side horse, rings and floor exercise. The course provides a performance oriented gymnastic experience. *

HPED 112. Fundamentals of Dance     Credit 1(0-2)
In this course, students will develop an understanding of the following concepts: kinesthetic awareness of how body movement is controlled, and the elimination of muscular tension. *

HPED 113. Beginning Tennis     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is a study of the basic skills and knowledge of tennis. *

HPED 114. Beginning Golf     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is a study of the basic skills and knowledge of golf. *

HPED 115. Beginning Bowling     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is a study of the basic skills and knowledge of bowling. *

HPED 116. Adapted Physical Activity     Credit 1(0-2)
This course includes special activities for those students whose physical examination shows that they are unable to participate in the regular physical education program. *

HPED 117. Beginning Badminton     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is a study of the basic skills and knowledge of badminton. *

HPED 118. Water Aerobics     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is a physical fitness course designed to develop cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility via exercises in the swimming pool. Swimming skills are not required. *

HPED 119. Fitness Walking     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to instruct students in the benefits of walking as part of an overall fitness program. Instruction about equipment, walking techniques, nutrition and the prevention and care of injuries is included. (F;S;SS)

HPED 120. Beginning Sailing     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to teach students the basic skills of dinghy sailing as outlined by United States Sailing and the American Red Cross. *

HPED 121. Beginning Tae Kwon Do   Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to provide students through active participation fundamental skills; cultural etiquette, values and terminology as well as historical and scientific information pertaining to Tae Kwon Do. * (F;S;SS)

HPED 122. Beginning Self Defense    Credit 1(0-2)
This course introduces the student to basic self-defense principles and values. Active class participation is a requirement in order to proficiently demonstrate application of these concepts at the end of the course. * (F;S;SS)

HPED 123. Volleyball     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to introduce and instruct students in basic volleyball techniques, rules and strategies. *  (F;S;SS)

HPED 124. Dance Aerobics     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to provide the student with beginning level knowledge and skill in dance/rhythmic aerobic fitness. * (F;S;SS)

HPED 125. Yoga/Pilates     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to study the basic techniques associated with various types of Yoga and Pilates. The class uses a holistic approach to target mental and physical practices that lead to the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. * (F;S;SS)

HPED 126. Intermediate Basketball     Credit 1(0-2)
This course will integrate the fundamentals of basketball skills with the history and rules associated with the sport. Students will learn advanced basketball techniques and implement these in drills and game play. Prerequisite: Permission from the Instructor required. * (F;S;SS)

HPED 200. Personal Health     Credit 2(2-0)
This course is designed to study personal health needs and problems. It emphasizes the acquisition of health knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and evaluate health practices. (F;S;SS)

HPED 203. Weight Management     Credit 2(2-0)
This course is a study of the principles and applications of proper weight management. It includes assessment, physiological and psychological aspects of weight control, and activities related to weight management. (S)

HPED 205. Intermediate Swimming     Credit 1(0-2)
This course teaches the student intermediate/advanced swimming skills necessary to meet American Red Cross Level Five standards. Prerequisite: HPED 105 or consent of instructor. * (F;S;SS)

HPED 207. Intermediate Racquetball     Credit 1(0-2)
This course teaches the student intermediate level racquetball skills, techniques and strategies. Prerequisite: HPED 107 or consent of instructor. *

HPED 213. Intermediate Tennis     Credit 1(0-2)
This course teaches intermediate level tennis skills, techniques and strategies. Prerequisite: HPED 113 or consent of instructor. *

HPED 214. Intermediate Golf     Credit 1(0-2)
This course teaches intermediate level golf skills, techniques and strategies. Prerequisite: HPED 114 or consent of instructor. *

HPED 215. Intermediate Bowling     Credit 1(0-2)
This course teaches intermediate level bowling skills, techniques and strategies. Prerequisite: HPED 115 or consent of instructor. *

HPED 219. Human Sexuality    Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to the biology of human sexuality, the anatomy and physiology involved in the human sexual response, and the emotional and cultural perspectives of human sexuality. (F;S)

HPED 222. Health and Wellness in the 21st Century Credit 3(3-0)
This course explores the impact of globalization and its associated issues on the health and wellness of humanity. Such phenomena are examined from the perspectives of culture, religion, politics, history, economics and technology. These issues are also analyzed and addressed within the context of developing and developed countries and synthesized from a global perspective. (F;S;SS)

HPED 229. Movement and Dance  Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to study basic locomotor and axial movements in dance. It includes group problem solving utilizing the elements of time, space and force to create dance works. *

HPED 231. Developmental Movement and Dance   Credit 2(1-3)
This course is designed to study basic locomotor and axial movements. It includes elements of time, space and force to create dance works. Students will also study folk, square, social and aerobic dance. (Majors only) (F;S)

HPED 235. Flag Football and Basketball   Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to study the basic skills and knowledge of basketball, field hockey and softball. It includes the history, terminology, skill techniques, strategies and knowledge of rules and officiating. *

HPED 237. Group Games and Outdoor Leisure     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to study the basic skills and knowledge of group games and outdoor leisure pursuits. It includes group games suitable for the gym, playground and camps, and outdoor leisure pursuits such as camping, backpacking, frisbee, orienteering and canoeing. *

HPED 246. Tennis and Golf     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to study the basic skills and knowledge of tennis and golf. It includes the history, terminology, skill techniques, strategies and knowledge of rules. *

HPED 251. Soccer and Volleyball     Credit 1(0-2)
This course is designed to study the basic skills and knowledge of soccer and knowledge of soccer and volleyball. It includes the history, terminology, skill techniques, strategies and knowledge of rules and officiating. *

HPED 263. Rhythms     Credit 1(0-2)
This course examines suitable types of rhythmical activities for students including fundamental movements, folk, tap, social dance and singing games. *

HPED 398. Field Experience    Credit 3(0-3)
This course provides an introductory practical experience in applying theoretical knowledge and skills through assisting professionals in community, commercial, corporate, and clinical settings.   Prerequisites: Junior standing; SSFM majors only. (F;S;SS)

HPED 458. Lifeguard Training     Credit 2(1-2)
This course provides students with aquatic skills and knowledge to meet American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. It includes American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid. *

HPED 459. Water Safety Instructor     Credit 2(1-2)
This course provides students with skills and knowledge to meet American Red Cross standards for Water Safety Instructor. It includes American Red Cross certification in Health Services Education. *

HPED 492. Diversity Seminar    Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to introduce diversity and cultural competency skills relevant to the professions of leisure and recreation, sports science and fitness management, youth, and human services. It will specifically explore diversity and culturally sensitive recreation practice in various leisure settings, such as community recreation, schools, nonprofit recreation organizations, youth and human service organizations, parks, private/commercial recreation facilities, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and tourism agencies. *

SSFM 226. Personal Approach to Health
This course is designed to introduce research-based knowledge about personal health and how individual wellness impacts society as a whole. It emphasizes the acquisition of health knowledge and skills that include the biological and social aspects of healthful living as well as the dispositions needed to engage in a healthy lifestyle. Prerequisites:  none (F;S;SS)

 
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