Department of Human Performance and Leisure Studies

http://www.ncat.edu/academics/schools-colleges1/soe/hpls/index.html

Daniel Webb, Chairperson

OBJECTIVES

  1. Preparation for students planning careers as managers in the sport, fitness and recreation industry.
  2. Specialization in teacher education/administration, adapted physical education and sport administration at the graduate level.
  3. Instruction in a wide variety of service courses to meet the needs and interests of all students.
  4. Student experiences which will enhance a strong self-concept, emotional stability and social skills for positive human relationships.
  5. Learning experiences that utilize instructional technology.
  6. Encouragement of students’ active involvement and participation in professional activities both at the state and national levels.

DEGREE OFFERED

Sport Science and Fitness Management – Bachelor of Science (Curriculum Guide)

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

There are three options in the Sport Science and Fitness Management (SSFM) degree program. These are Business Administration, Pre-Physical Therapy (Pre-PT) and Leisure Studies. Students are required to select one of the three options.

Students in the Business Administration or Leisure Studies option must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.3 grade point average (GPA),while students in the Pre-Physical Therapy must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA. In addition, grades of “D” and “F” received in major and professional courses must be repeated.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities for Sport Science and Fitness Management majors include, but are not limited to, exercise program directors in business, industry, hospitals, health and fitness club managers, strength and conditioning coaches, sport nutritionists, public park recreation administrators, and professional sport administrators. In addition, the Pre-PT option helps prepare students to apply for graduate programs in the field.

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

SSFM 130. Introduction to Kinesiology Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides an introduction to the foundations of lifetime physical fitness and its related activities. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (F)

SSFM 201. Principles of Strength and Conditioning Credit 3(1-3)
This course is a study in the practical application of fitness training principles and theory. Major only. (F)

SSFM 202. Advanced Principles of Strength and Conditioning Credit 3(1-3)
This course is an advanced study in the practical application of fitness training principles and theory. Prerequisites: SSFM 201 or consent of instructor and SSFM majors only. (S)

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 261. Anatomy and Physiology for HPLS 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)

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 majors only. (F;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 majors only.

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(3-0)
This course is designed to study emergency first aid leading to American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and Cariopulmonary 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: BIOL 361 and 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: HPED 445; BIOL 361, and 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 will be examined. Prerequisites: HPED 262, or permission of instructor, and SSFM majors only. (S)

SSFM 398. Field Experience I Credit 3(0-6)
This course will provide an introductory practical experience in applying theoretical knowledge and skills through assisting professionals in physical fitness/wellness programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing in the Fitness Management Program and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

SSFM 469. Measurement  and Evaluation for Kinesiolgy Research Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of the applications of assessment, statistics and evaluation in Physical Education and Recreation. Focus is placed upon the selection, development, administration, interpretation, and evaluation of the results of teacher made and professional instruments. The use of assessment and evaluation in terms of grading and grading systems will also be addressed. Prerequisite: 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 570 and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

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 various populations and conditions, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, oldest-old and children. 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 570 and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

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 12(0-24)
This course will provide in-depth practical work experience with public or private physical fitness/wellness programs emphasizing the development of management skills. Prerequisite: SSFM Majors only with all major courses completed. (S)

HPED 520. 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. Prerequisites: HPED 475, or permission of instructor, and SSFM majors only. (F)

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

SSFM 130. Introduction to Kinesiology Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the health-related components of fitness of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, bidy composition, and flexibility. American College of Sports Medicine principles are emphasied. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (F;S;SS)

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)

SSFM 201. Principles of Strength and Conditioning Credit 3(1-3)
This course is a study in the practical application of fitness training principles and theory. Major 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)

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)

HPED 250. Information Technology for Human Performance and Leisure Studies Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to introduce students to the use of information technology as applied to HPLS. It includes applications of field specific software and appropriate software to develop professional documents, presentations, databases, web-pages and portfolios. National Education Technology Standards for Teachers will be addressed. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (F;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)

SSFM 261. Anatomy and Physiology for HPLS 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)

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 majors only. (F;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 majors only.

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(3-0)
This course is designed to study emergency first aid leading to American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and Cariopulmonary 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: BIOL 361 and SSFM majors only. (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 objective, personnel and facilities. (S)

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: HPED 445; BIOL 361, and 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 will be examined. Prerequisites: HPED 262, or permission of instructor, and SSFM majors only. (S)

HPED 398. Field Experience I Credit 3(0-6)
This course will provide an introductory practical experience in applying theoretical knowledge and skills through assisting professionals in physical fitness/wellness programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing in the Fitness Management Program and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

SSFM 469. Measurement  and Evaluation for Kinesiolgy Research Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of the applications of assessment, statistics and evaluation in Physical Education and Recreation. Focus is placed upon the selection, development, administration, interpretation, and evaluation of the results of teacher made and professional instruments. The use of assessment and evaluation in terms of grading and grading systems will also be addressed. Prerequisite: 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 570 and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

SSFM 472. Exercise Programming for Special Populations Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on the concepts and procedures necessary to assess, develop, and prescribe exercise for various populations and conditions, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, oldest-old and children. 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 570 and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

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 12(0-24)
This course will provide in-depth practical work experience with public or private physical fitness/wellness programs emphasizing the development of management skills. Prerequisite: SSFM Majors only with all major courses completed. (S)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPORT SCIENCE AND FITNESS MANAGEMENT
(Pre-Physical Therapy)

SSFM 130. Introduction to Kinesiology Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the health-related components of fitness of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, bidy composition, and flexibility. American College of Sports Medicine principles are emphasied. Prerequisite: SSFM majors only. (F;S;SS)

SSFM 201. Principles of Strength and Conditioning Credit 3(1-3)
This course is a study in the practical application of fitness training principles and theory. Major 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 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 majors only. (F;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 majors only.

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)

SSFM 469. Measurement  and Evaluation for Kinesiolgy Research Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of the applications of assessment, statistics and evaluation in Physical Education and Recreation. Focus is placed upon the selection, development, administration, interpretation, and evaluation of the results of teacher made and professional instruments. The use of assessment and evaluation in terms of grading and grading systems will also be addressed. Prerequisite: 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 570 and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

SSFM 472. Exercise Programming for Special Populations Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on the concepts and procedures necessary to assess, develop, and prescribe exercise for various populations and conditions, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, oldest-old and children. 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 570 and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

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(0-12)
This course will provide in-depth practical work experience with public or private physical fitness/wellness programs emphasizing the development of management skills. Prerequisite: SSFM Majors only with all major courses completed. (S)

HPED 342. First Aid and Safety Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to study emergency first aid leading to American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and Cariopulmonary 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: BIOL 361 and 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: HPED 445; BIOL 361, and 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 will be examined. Prerequisites: HPED 262, or permission of instructor, and SSFM majors only. (S)

HPED 398. Field Experience I Credit 3(0-6)
This course will provide an introductory practical experience in applying theoretical knowledge and skills through assisting professionals in physical fitness/wellness programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing in the Fitness Management Program and SSFM majors only. (F;S)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ACTIVITY CLASSES)
(For Non-SSFM Majors)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

HPED 106. Swimming for Nonswimmers 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 nonswimmers 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. (DEMAND)

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

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 most interest and benefit students now and in the future. (DEMAND)

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

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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

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

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

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. (DEMAND)

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

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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(1-2)
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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

HPED 401. Field Experience Credit 3(0-3)
This course is designed to provide an introductory practical experience in applying theoretical knowledge and skills through assisting professionals in physical fitness/wellness and recreation programs. Students are presented the opportunity to relate theory to practice through observation and experience.

HPED 442. First Aid and Safety Credit 2(1-2)
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 the home, school and community. (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. (DEMAND)

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. (DEMAND)

HPED 590. Fitness Management Internship Credit 6(0-12)
This course will provide in-depth practical work experience with public or private physical fitness/wellness programs emphasizing the development of management skills. (SS)

DIRECTORY OF FACULTY

Phoebe B. Ajibade
Associate Professor
B.S., Radford University; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ed.D., The George Washington University

Paul K. Ankomah
Professor
B.A., University of Ghana, Legon; M.S., Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Teresa Dail
Associate Professor
B.S., Wake Forest University; M.A.T., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Gloria Elliott
Assistant Professor
B.S., Fayetteville State University; M.A., The University of Connecticut; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Regina A. Epps
Lecturer
B.A., Charter Oaks State College; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Walden University

Dwedor W. Ford
Assistant Professor
B.S., Tennessee State University; M.S., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Tiffany Fuller
Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Shawn Hendrix
Lecturer
B.S., High Point University; M.S. North Carolina A&T State University

Robert T. Larson
Associate Professor
B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Minyong Lee
Assistant Professor
B.S., Chosun University; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Diana Melton
Associate Professor
B.S., Springfield College; M.S., Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

Jerono Rotich
Associate Professor
B.S., Kenyatta University; M.S., State University of New York; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Brenda Swearingin
Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S.; University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Richard Watkins
Instructor
B.S., High Point College; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University

Daniel Webb
Associate Professor and Chairperson
B.S., Coppin State University; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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