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HE 161 ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH (3)
A study of health problems of community living with emphasis on environmental concerns, prevention and control of communicable disease, available health services, consumer health concerns, aging, and dying. (Fall or Spring, depending on demand)

HE 162 PERSONAL HEALTH AND DRUG ABUSE (3)
This course provides study of the historical, sociological, pharmacological, and health perspectives of living in a world where legal and illegal drugs exist. Discussions will provide a foundation for understanding the issues of use and abuse, their impact on personal health, and law enforcement to assure personal and public health. (Fall or Spring, depending on demand)

HE 263 NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND FITNESS (3)
This course examines basic nutritional principles and the effects on the human body. Diets for individual and special needs are reviewed. Special emphasis is placed on nutritional needs for physical fitness. (Fall, Spring)

HE 264 SAFETY EDUCATION AND FIRST AID (3)
Emphasis is on first-aid methods, techniques, and skills needed for emergency management and home and environmental safety. Certification in American Red Cross and Responding to Emergencies (including adult CPR). (Fall, Summer)

HE 361 SCHOOL HEALTH (3)
This course will deal with the scope of the school health program, a healthful school environment, school safety, identification of the well child, and departures from normal. (On Demand)

HE 362 HEALTH AND AGING (3)
This course is designed to introduce and familiarize students with the basics concerning the aging process and its impact on health in the later years. The course provides fundamentals about health in aging and focuses on: 1) facts and myths of aging; 2) biological theories of aging; 3) physiological changes in aging; 4) mental health in aging; 5) caregiving and long-term care; 6) sexuality; 7) chronic and acute illness; 8) medical care and medication use; 9) lifestyle behaviors affecting health (nutrition, physical activity); 10) death, dying, and bereavement; and 11) prevention and health promotion for aging. The course is taught through lecture, video presentations, facilitated discussion and experiential learning opportunities, readings, and examinations. (Fall or Spring, depending on demand)

HE 370 CHRONIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (3)
Examination of etiology of diseases from a body systems approach, with special emphasis on sexually-transmitted diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Prerequisite: HE 161 (On Demand)

 
 

HE 372 HEALTH DISPARATIES (3)
This course examines health disparities in both health and healthcare at the individual, institutional, and systemic levels in the U.S. Traditionally health disparities occur in marginalized racial, ethnic and immigrant communities and emerging groups, based upon gender, age, sexual preference and self-identity, disability, physical and mental health, geography, and environment. Culture, socioeconomics status, health literacy, and social and community networks all play a role. Students will discover solutions for health equity through vehicles of advocacy, cultural competency, and social justice. Discussions and activities will explore the variety of strategies and techniques to effect change for improving health and well-being at the community level and beyond. (Fall or Spring, depending on demand)

HE 375 HEALTH SCIENCE (3)
A general survey course designed to provide a broad foundation in health science. Topics covered include wellness, nutrition, personal health practices, use and abuse of drugs, environmental health, hazards, health appraisal, and first aid. (Fall, Spring)

HE 400 HEALTH PROMOTION (3)
The course is designed to help prepare health educators in the field of health promotion. Students will explore models of health promotion across the life span, challenges and barriers to improving the health of a various populations, and will explore the value of community health promotion to the individual and the community. Students will learn how to use public health data sets to assess and populations, exploring theories and factors that influence personal health decisions of individuals and populations with a community, and will learn how to design a health promotion activity and how to evaluate outcomes for effectiveness. Prerequisite: M 132 (Fall or Spring, depending on demand)

HE 495 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS (3)
The Introduction to Health Professions course is the capstone seminar designed to complement the Health & Human Performance Internship during the final semester of the Health Professions program of study. Seminar topics and discussions are directly related to activities for career development in the Health Professions. (Fall or Spring, depending on demand)

HE 499 HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE INTERNSHIP (12)
Supervised clinical experience in a fitness and wellness setting. This is a culminating experience at the end of the student’s required program of study in their selected area under Health and Human Performance for Health Professions. (Fall or Spring, depending on demand)

KS 200 INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCES (3)
An introduction and orientation to the professions of physical education and recreation, exercise science, sports and fitness management, sports psychology, and OT/PT. Special emphasis is placed on the historical and philosophical foundations, objectives and goals, fields of study, and trends in today’s society. Also listed as PE 200. (Fall, Spring)

KS 280 CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES (3)
An introduction to athletic training and the qualifications and functions of the athletic trainer, including emphasis on common athletic injuries. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, KS/PE 200. Also listed as PE 280. (Fall)

KS 316 PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF FITNESS ASSESSMENT & EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION (3)
The study of methods of determining fitness levels and developing safe exercise programs, developing and administering group exercise/wellness programs. Emphasis is placed on evaluation techniques and exercise prescription. Also listed as PE 316. (Fall)

KS 320 SPORT, EXERCISE, AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3)
This course is devoted to learning to use and develop effective mental training skills for successful sport, exercise/physical activity, and life performance. Topics are covered from a leadership perspective and include motivation, goals, competitive drive, overtraining, anxiety, anger, concentration, imagery, leadership, teamwork, coaching, injuries, eating disorders, and substance use. Also listed as PE 320. (Spring)

KS 360 KINESIOLOGY (3)
A study of fundamental anatomical, mechanical, and neuromuscular principles as they apply to human movement. Prerequisite: B 155 or permission of the instructor. Also listed as PE 360. (Fall)

KS 380 RESEARCH PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES FOR EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCES (3) This course examines the fundamentals of applied research and evaluation methods with respect to physical activity and exercise in exercise science, leisure studies and recreation. Opportunities for hands-on research experience my occur. Also listed as PE 380. (Spring)

KS 411 TESTS & MEASUREMENTS IN EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCES (3) Discussion focuses on using statistics for assessment and evaluation of sports skills, physical fitness, health-related fitness, and other exercise and sports sciences disciplines. Emphasis is placed on evaluation techniques and an understanding of validity, reliability, and objectivity. Prerequisites: Any introductory statistics course, KS/PE 316. Also listed as PE 411. (Spring)

KS 421 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3)
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of human physiology and response to muscular activity and exercise in human performance. Specific topics addressed are an introduction to exercise physiology and its history, physiological support systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular, endocrine), energy transfer and basic nutritional considerations. Prerequisites:
B 155, 156, KS/PE 200. Also listed as PE 421. (Fall)

 

 

KS 422 APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3)
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of exercise physiology and the systems involved in human performance. Specific topics addressed are exercise training and adaptation, body composition, successful aging, and health-related benefits of exercise. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, KS/PE 200, KS/PE 316, KS/PE 421. Also listed as PE 422. (Spring)

KS 430 SPORTS MARKETING (3)
This course is designed to cover: using sports to market other products, marketing of sports products, community relationships, traditional sponsorship, endorsement, licensing, and venue naming rights, marketing of professional and amateur sports, marketing of participation-oriented sports, and the selling of sporting goods and apparel. Also listed as PE 430. (Fall)

KS 431 ADMINISTRATION & ORGANIZATION OF EXERCISE & SPORTS PROGRAMS & EVENTS (3)
A comprehensive study of the role of physical education in education; administrative and organizational problems in physical education, athletics, and intramurals, including supervision, budgeting, facilities and equipment, and safety. Students will organize and sponsor a 5K race. Prerequisite: KS/PE 430. Also listed as PE 431. (Spring).

KS 436 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE (3)
This course will focus on cardiac and pulmonary anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, and the diagnosis/treatment of related diseases through exercise/rehab programs. Exposure to modern methods of detection (including ECG interpretation), treatment, and rehabilitation for patients suffering from cardiopulmonary and/or metabolic diseases will be offered through experience and/or lectures which may be conducted at hospitals in the surrounding area. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, KS/PE 316, KS/PE 421. Also listed as PE 436. (Spring)

KS 460 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY REVIEW FOR ACE (3)
This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client- trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, KS/PE 280, KS/PE 316, KS/PE 360, KS/PE 411, KS/PE 421, 2nd semester junior or senior status. Also listed as PE 460. (Fall, Spring, Winter on demand, Summer on demand)

KS 480 EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCES (3)
This course examines the fundamentals of the foundation of epidemiology with respect to physical activity and exercise, and epidemiological research and study designs (descriptive and analytical). Also listed as PE 480. (Fall)

KS 499 EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCES INTERNSHIPS (3-12)
Supervised clinical experience in a fitness and wellness setting. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, KS/PE 316, KS/PE 421, junior or senior status. Also listed as PE 499. (On demand)

PE 100 PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY COURSES (1)
Two semester hours of physical education activity courses are required of all students. Students excused for medical reasons are required to take a course in health education. Activity courses are designed to provide students with the basic rules and skills of various sports and games as well as to promote general fitness and healthy living. Offerings may include: Abs/Aerobics, Volleyball/Basketball, Jogging/ Conditioning, Flag Football/Badminton, Golf/Pickleball/Frisbee, Golf/Wiffleball, Martial Arts, Weight Lifting. Offerings vary by semester.

PE 105 COACHING SOCCER (3)
This course is designed for prospective coaches that want to focus on development of the player both individually and as part of a team. Students will receive valuable knowledge of the game of soccer, but also receive the ‘E’ Certificate which will allow them to coach players 9-12 years old. There is a $25 fee for this course which must be paid to the Business Office. (Spring, on demand)

PE 200 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (3)
An introduction and orientation to the professions of physical education and recreation, exercise science, sports and fitness management, sports psychology, and OT/PT. Special emphasis is placed on the historical and philosophical foundations, objectives and goals, fields of study, and trends in today’s society. Also listed as KS 200. (Fall, Spring)

 

 

PE 280 CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES (3)
An introduction to athletic training and the qualifications and functions of the athletic trainer, including emphasis on common athletic injuries. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, PE 200. Also listed as KS 280. (Fall)

PE 303 LIFETIME AND TEAM SPORTS (3)
The history, rules, theory, and teaching methods for the lifetime sports of badminton, bowling, golf, and tennis and the team sports of basketball, flag football, softball, soccer, and volleyball. Included are appropriate lead-up activities and games for grade levels K-12. (Fall)

PE 307 MOVEMENT EDUCATION (3)
This course is designed to provide a general understanding of basic movement used in the physical education environment. Emphasis is placed upon awareness of space, balance, social/country dance and rudimentary tumbling. (Fall)

PE 308 ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN (3)
The knowledge of rules, equipment, safety, physical skills, and attitudes of fair play in fitness, rhythm movement, gymnastics, games, and sports appropriate to the developmental level of children 5-14 years of age. Observations in physical education classes or gymnastics classes at various locations will be required. (Spring)

PE 316 PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION (3)
The study of methods of determining fitness levels and developing safe exercise programs, developing and administering group exercise/wellness programs. Emphasis is placed on evaluation techniques and exercise prescription. Also listed as KS 316. (Fall)

PE 320 SPORT, EXERCISE, AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3)
This course is devoted to learning to use and develop effective mental training skills for successful sport, exercise/physical activity, and life performance. Topics are covered from a leadership perspective and include motivation, goals, competitive drive, overtraining, anxiety, anger, concentration, imagery, leadership, teamwork, coaching, injuries, eating disorders, and substance use. Also listed as KS 320. (Spring)

PE 360 KINESIOLOGY (3)
A study of fundamental anatomical, mechanical, and neuromuscular principles as they apply to human movement. Prerequisite: B 155 or permission of the instructor. Also listed as KS 360. (Fall)

PE 365 ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (3)
Designed to provide a basic understanding of handicapping conditions including perceptual and motor development while including evaluation, placement, and programming for physical education and recreation. Field experience. (Fall, Spring)

 
 

PE 375 CAMPING AND OUTDOOR RECREATION (3)
Instruction in camping skills, philosophy, administration and organization, leadership, program development, and safety. Planning and participation in hikes, cookouts, and overnights. (Summer, on demand)

PE 380 RESEARCH PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES FOR EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCES (3) This course examines the fundamentals of applied research and evaluation methods with respect to physical activity and exercise in exercise science, leisure studies and recreation. Opportunities for hands-on research experience my occur. Also listed as KS 380. (Spring)

PE 411 TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)
Discussion focuses on using statistics for assessment and evaluation of sports skills, physical fitness, health-related fitness, and other exercise and sports sciences disciplines. Emphasis is placed on evaluation techniques and an understanding of validity, reliability, and objectivity. Prerequisites: Any introductory statistics course, PE 316. Also listed as KS 411. (Spring)

PE 421 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3)
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of human physiology and response to muscular activity and exercise in human performance. Specific topics addressed are an introduction to exercise physiology and its history, physiological support systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular, endocrine), energy transfer and basic nutritional considerations. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, PE 200. Also listed as KS 421. (Fall)

PE 422 APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3)
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of exercise physiology and the systems involved in human performance. Specific topics addressed are exercise training and adaptation, body composition, successful aging, and health-related benefits of exercise. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, PE 200, PE 316, PE 421. Also listed as KS 422. (Spring)

PE 430 MARKETING FOR SPORTS MANAGEMENT (3)
This course is designed to cover: using sports to market other products, marketing of sports products, community relationships, traditional sponsorship, endorsement, licensing, and venue naming rights, marketing of professional and amateur sports, marketing of participation-oriented sports, and the selling of sporting goods and apparel. Also listed as KS 430. (Fall)

PE 431 ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS (3)
A comprehensive study of the role of physical education in education; administrative and organizational problems in physical education, athletics, and intramurals, including supervision, budgeting, facilities and equipment, and safety. Students will organize and sponsor a 5K race. Prerequisite: PE 430. Also listed as KS 431. (Spring)

 
 

PE 436 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE (3)
This course will focus on cardiac and pulmonary anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, and the diagnosis/treatment of related diseases through exercise/rehab programs. Exposure to modern methods of detection (including ECG interpretation), treatment, and rehabilitation for patients suffering from cardiopulmonary and/or metabolic diseases will be offered through experience and/or lectures which may be conducted at hospitals in the surrounding area. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, PE 316, PE 421. Also listed as KS 436. (Spring)

PE 441 METHODS OF TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION & WELLNESS (3) Instruction and application of the physical education and wellness teaching principles for grades K-12. Emphasis will be placed on methods and materials currently used in schools. Prerequisites: ED 110, PE 308. (Fall)

PE 451 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3) Curriculum planning including program design, methods, selection of suitable materials by age levels, and lesson planning K-12. Prerequisites: ED 110, PE 308, PE 441. (Spring)

PE 460 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY REVIEW FOR ACE (3)
This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client- trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, PE 280, PE 316, PE 360, PE 411, PE 421, 2nd semester junior or senior status. Also listed as KS 460. (Fall, Spring, Winter on demand, Summer on demand)

PE 480 EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCES (3)
This course examines the fundamentals of the foundation of epidemiology with respect to physical activity and exercise, and epidemiological research and study designs (descriptive and analytical). Also listed as KS 480. (Fall)

PE 499 EXERCISE SCIENCE INTERNSHIP (3-12)
Supervised clinical experience in a fitness and wellness setting. Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, PE/KS 316, PE 421, junior or senior status. Also listed as KS 499. (On demand)