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Course Descriptions

For your convenience, below are the course descriptions for the required classes for all Health and Human Performance majors and minors. For more information please visit the academic catalog.

BIO 105 Human Biology

An introduction to the biology of the human body. Topics include overviews of the circulatory, digestive,
respiratory, nervous, reproductive, excretory and musculoskeletal systems. Hands-on laboratory activities give practical experience in understanding how the human body functions.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Natural World requirement.

BIO 111 Principles of Biology - Molecules to Cells

Life at the cellular level. Biological molecules, major cell structures and their functions, bacteria and viruses and their role in human health issues, disease, genetics and reproduction. Laboratory investigations provide hands-on experience in basic cell biology.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Natural World requirement.

BIO 406 Biostatistics

An introduction to the use of statistics for decision making in the biological sciences. Application of basic methods of descriptive and inferential statistics, formulation and testing of hypotheses, and experimental design are explored. Statistics software is used.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Mathematics Proficiency and Senior Experience requirements.
Prerequisites: MTH 109 or equivalent, 12 semester hours
of biology or other science, and junior standing.

BUS 200 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business is an examination of the major functional areas of business administration including management, marketing, human resources, finance and accounting. Introduction to Business is designed for nonbusiness administration majors.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I

This is the introductory course in accounting with an emphasis on financial reporting for external users of financial statements. The course includes an examination of the recording of business transactions and the measurement of business income, assets, liabilities and equities.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

BUS 300 Principles of Management

Management consists of an analysis of business activities designed to manage an organization to efficiently serve employees, customers and the community. Topics studied include planning, organizing, leading and controlling; the business environment, business institutions, government regulations, organizational structure, human resources and human behavior within the framework of the needs of a diverse world.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: sophomore standing.

BUS 309 Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing is an introduction to the basic functions of marketing. The course includes topics such as consumer behavior, marketing research, marketing planning, physical distribution, selling, promotion, retailing, pricing, wholesaling, purchasing and e-commerce.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: sophomore standing.

BUS 311 Advertising

A comprehensive survey of basic principles and practices of advertising. Topics include: planning and advertising campaigns, creating advertisements and developing media plans.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 309.

BUS 408 Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior includes a study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings and the processes and skills essential for the success of individuals as members of organizations. Also includes a study of the objectives, functions and organization of personnel programs, with a focus on the diverse culture of the workplace.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 300.

CEM 111 Introduction to Chemical Principles

A study of major themes in chemistry including atomic structure, chemical compounds, stoichiometry, acids and bases, gas laws, equilibrium and chemical reactions. Students investigate the major themes of chemistry as they relate to culture and society.

This course is a single semester survey of chemistry and is designed for students who seek experience in the chemical sciences. In addition to the more traditional inorganic approach (compounds without carbon), we will also be addressing general themes and concepts in organic and biochemistry. This course will be a mixture of lecture and in-class problem solving.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Natural World requirement.
Corequisite: CEM 113

CEM 113 Introduction to Chemical Principles Laboratory

This is the companion laboratory course to Introduction to Chemical Principles and reinforces concepts studied in lecture. Basic laboratory skills are developed with analysis and interpretation of laboratory experiments emphasized through writing.

Fall Semester.
1 semester hour.
Corequisite: CEM 111

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics

Microeconomics is the study of elementary supply and demand, the production function, individual firm behavior, and institutional effects of government and labor business operations.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

HWL 240 Basic Athletic Training

For students pursuing careers in athletic training, sports medicine and physical therapy. The responsibilities of an athletic trainer, health care liability and basic components of an athletic training program. Basic concepts of sports injury recognition, management, and rehabilitation as well as issues in nutrition, drugs and professionalism.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 107 and BIO 260

HWL 250 Nutrition

Identification, function and food sources of required nutrients. Mechanisms through which nutrients meet biological needs of humans. Applications of principles of normal nutrition to special issues (e.g., physical performance, obesity, pathology).

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse

Physiological and pharmacological study of chemical substance effects on the human body, with emphasis on the common lifestyle drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, tranquilizers, and those used to enhance physical performance.

Fall Semester and Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

HWL 260 Human Anatomy

Major systems of the body and their functions. Course work involves the use of charts, models and slides, but no dissection.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: SCI 102, BIO 105 or BIO 111

HWL 353 Stress Management

Stress, sources of stress, the manner in which various psychological systems are involved and affected by stress, diseases that are associated with stress, and a variety of intervention strategies. Includes preventative health behaviors and behavior modification.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.

HWL 354 Wellness Program Management

Management of facilities and personnel, program development, budget preparation and application of public relations techniques.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.

IDS 390 Cooperative Education

An optional academic experience integrating classroom theory with practical work experience. Participating students are employed off-campus with businesses/organizations related to their career choice, or in an on-campus experience while completing their undergraduate course work. Students must register and pay for internship credits in the same semester as they are working. Credits cannot be deferred to a later semester.

Fall and Spring Semesters, Intensive Learning Term and Summer.
1–15 semester hours.
Prerequisites: completed 30 semester hours with a 2.25 or higher
cumulative GPA.
Students must arrange this experience with the
appropriate department chairperson before registering for this course.
A Cooperative Education Work Experience Application must be
completed prior to beginning work.

IRM 221 Principles of Insurance & Risk Management

An introduction to the concept of risk, the process of risk management, and the field of insurance, including fundamental doctrines, historical background, social value, economic influence, loss exposures and protection, insurance regulation, insurance carriers, reinsurance, marketing, underwriting and claims adjusting. This course includes examination of the Michigan Essential Insurance Act and how this law addresses the social responsibility of the insurance business and its attempt to address social injustice. This course will also help students prepare for the INS 21 national examination administered by the Insurance Institute of America.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: BUS 212 recommended.

PE 106 Principles and Foundations of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

An overview of historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological foundations of physical education and health. Topics include health and fitness promotion, lifestyle assessments, cardiovascular risk factors, lifestyle choices and professional competencies. Emphasis is placed on physical fitness and wellness, behavior and relationships, prevention and treatment of diseases/accidents/suicide, environmental issues, and health and legal aspects of physical education and health.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

PE 107 First Aid

The guidelines of the American Red Cross will be followed in providing certification in Standard First Aid, CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (adult/child/infant), Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and preventing disease transmission. American Red Cross certification will be awarded to students completing the necessary requirements.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
2 semester hours.

PE 112 Professional Rescuer

Professional Rescuer meets the requirements for American Red Cross certification for individuals who have the job-related duty to respond in an emergency. The course will include instruction in Emergency Response, CPR for the professional rescuer, Automated External Defibrillator essentials, oxygen administration, and preventing disease transmission.

Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

PE 200 Theory of Coaching Basketball

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of basketball.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 201 Theory of Coaching Baseball

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of baseball.

Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

PE 202 Theory of Coaching Football

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of football.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 203 Theory of Coaching Soccer

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of soccer.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 204 Athletic Officiating

Procedures, techniques and ethics of officiating. Accommodates physical education teachers, coaches and those in recreational settings.

Fall Semester.
2 semester hours.

PE 206 Theory of Coaching Swimming and Diving

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of swimming and diving.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 208 Theory of Coaching Wrestling

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of wrestling.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness

The benefits of the components of physical fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition and flexibility), instructional techniques necessary to develop the individual components of physical fitness.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours

PE 280 Social Psychology in Sport

This course is intended to develop student understanding of social psychology in sport as well as advance student’s knowledge of theory and practice in the psychological preparation of performance. It will provide an overview of the major social factors and theories affecting those participating in sport and exercise with particular attention given to coach-athlete relationships, team cohesion, group dynamics and motivational climate.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in IDS 112

PE 301 Sports Psychology

Fundamental concepts of coaching and underlying psychological factors of performance in competition. Topics include assessment, preseason, mid-season, and post-season evaluation, audience effects and aggression and violence in sports.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

PE 305 Organization and Administration of Physical Education

Designed to give students insight into the administrative aspects of physical education, intramural and interscholastic sports.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 307 Principles and Techniques of Conditioning

Conditioning techniques and the application of those principles. Includes the training to perform physical fitness testing, interpretation of test results, and writing exercise prescriptions for clients who wish to improve cardiovascular conditioning and/or strength conditioning.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 217.

PE 320 Motor Learning

Psychological and neurological mechanisms involved in the acquisition of motor skills. Emphasis on designing classes and practices which optimize the acquisition of motor skills.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 401 Kinesiology

Applied anatomy and physics examining the specific functions of the musculoskeletal system and the physical laws which govern human motion.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: C or higher in HWL 260 or C or higher in BIO 211
and 212, junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 404 Practicum in Physical Education and Athletics

Designed to allow the physical education major or minor to attain practical experience (hands-on) in teaching, coaching, and leadership skills prior to student teaching.

Fall and Spring Semesters or Intensive Learning Term.
1-2 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: junior standing.

PE 405 Exercise Physiology

In-depth examination of the physiological systems of the body, and their responses and adaptations to specific stresses placed on them during exercise.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: PE 217, junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 410 Sport Philosophy and Ethics

Understanding and application of ethical theory and principles of moral reasoning to the analysis of issues and dilemmas in physical education, leisure and sport.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 301, junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 415 Exercise Psychology

This course covers the psychological theories for predicting exercise behavior, understanding exercise behavior, mental and physical responses to exercise, and interventions for adhering to and increasing exercise.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 280 and PE 301.

PE 420 Biomechanics

Mechanical laws as they relate to the human body in motion, and the study of techniques as they relate to internal and external forces acting on the body during performance.

As announced.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 401.

PE 425 Sports Law

Legal aspects in teaching, coaching and administrative physical education, recreation and athletic programs in secondary, post-secondary and community settings. The nature of the athletic system and the law pertaining to sport activities with an emphasis placed on prevention of lawsuits through planning, policy development and communication.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: PE 106, PE 305, junior standing or instructor permission.

PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology

This is a survey course introducing students to many of the discipline’s subfields (e.g., developmental, neuroscience, learning, cognition, social, abnormal) with an emphasis on psychology as a science.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

PSY 325 Abnormal Psychology

A survey of psychological disorders, with a special emphasis upon disorders of personality and affect, including depression, suicide and identity. Discussion includes biological, genetic and learned precursors, historically important views and theories.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in both PSY 110 and IDS 112 and junior standing.

PSY 420 Counseling and Psychotherapy

A survey of individual and group counseling techniques and theories, including psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral and cognitive therapies. Activities include discussions, demonstrations of methods, and applications to different ages, the developmentally disabled and cross-cultural counseling. Activities include discussion and demonstrations to understand techniques, treatment and practitioner ethics.

Spring Semester, odd years.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in PSY 110, PSY 325, and IDS 112 and
junior standing

REC 120 Introduction to Leisure Services and Administration

An overview of recreation definitions, theories, practices and organization. Principles and practices of program planning, implementation and evaluation will be combined with discussions of leadership styles and administrative duties. Community and school recreational programming and leadership are emphasized.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.

REC 250 Outdoor Recreation - Wilderness/Commercial

Skills required to survive in, enjoy, and preserve our outdoor resources will be explored. Attention to trip preparation, equipment needs, packing efficiently, humans in nature and outdoor recreation/survival skills. Emphasis on outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, camping, fishing, canoeing and backpacking.

Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

REC 400 Leisure Activities for Special Populations

Understanding physical and mental challenges that some of our population face. Examines how these challenges affect motor learning, performance, and ultimately, the ability to participate in recreational activities. Challenge without humiliation. Motivate and encourage participation.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Service Learning requirement.
Prerequisites: REC 120 or 250, junior standing or instructor permission.

SA 304 Sport, Culture and Society

Cross-cultural study of the role of sport in societies. This class is a recommended elective for the HHP Department.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Global Diversity requirement.
Prerequisites: C or higher in IDS 112.

SA 330 Social Science Statistics

Introduction to statistics and appropriate statistical software in the field of social sciences.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Mathematics Proficiency requirement with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisites: C or higher in IDS 112 and junior status or instructor permission.

SA 390 Research Link

Students develop a research project based on an issue in which they have an interest in pursuing. This will build off of research which originates in Department Seminar beginning with the second year of study. Students also meet in a group to discuss technique and methodology. Papers will be presented and defended before a panel at the end of the semester.

Spring Semester.
3 credit hours.
Prerequisites: IDS 112 with C or higher, senior status and nine
semester hours of work in Sociology/Anthropology above 200-level.

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