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Course Descriptions

For your convenience, below are the course descriptions for the required classes for the fitness management minor. For more information please visit the academic catalog.

Complete each of the following:
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 354 Wellness Program Management

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

Fall Semester.
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 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 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 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 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 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.

Recommended Electives:
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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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