MSU Billings Catalog

The Department of Health and Human Performance

Activities

ACT 104 Beginning Bowling. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Bowling is a lifetime sport. Students participate in bowling instruction, bowl and record assigned minimum number of games, and demonstrate understanding of rules, etiquette and scoring procedures. (Special fee required.)

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 109 Beginning Racquetball. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Designed to teach students the basics of racquetball. Course will focus on racquetball rules, skill development, competition strategies, and safety/injury prevention.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 110 Beginning Weight Training. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Teaches students how to develop fitness programs and tailor them to meet individual needs in helping promote lifelong health skills. Various components of fitness (cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition) are explored. Students will develop an understanding of aerobic and anaerobic energy production systems, overload principles, and specificity of training while learning to utilize systems of isometric, isokinetic, and progressive exercises. This course is a hands-on activity course, but also includes an academic component where students investigate the above principles.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 113 Beginning Softball. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Teaches the basic playing skills of softball at the beginner level as well as strategies, safety, offensive, and defensive elements.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 114 Beginning Rock Climbing. 1 Credit

Introduces students to the basic concepts associated with spotting and belaying techniques and bouldering and top rope climbing techniques in both an indoor and outdoor setting.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 119 Beginning Nordic Skiing. 1 Credit

Presents skills needed in cross country skiing including equipment, base preparation, waxing, and classical and skating techniques. Depending on time constraints and student interest, basic winter risk management will also be included.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 120 Beginning Alpine Skiing. 1 Credit

Covers the basics of downhill skiing for students without prior experience.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 121 Beginning Snowboarding. 1 Credit

Covers the basics of snowboarding equipment, safety, mechanics and techniques.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 122 Skiing, Snowboarding, Tele. 2 Credits

Learn, understand, and demonstrate telemark skiing techniques and proper equipment needs for the sport of telemark skiing.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 140 Beginning Basketball. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Designed to provide students with entry-level knowledge of the game of basketball. Students will gain an understanding of basic skills, rules, and team principles of basketball.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 146 Beginning Golf. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Covers the mechanics, skills and strategies of playing golf. (Special fee required.)

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 150 Beginning Yoga. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Promotes lifelong health skills through presenting history and philosophy of yoga while providing opportunities for students to learn a variety of yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, strength, and endurance. This class provides an opportunity to learn stress management skills, improve balance and body control, incorporate breathing techniques that foster development in yoga, and enhance well-being.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 153 Beginning Badminton. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Covers fundamental skills, equipment, strategy, rules and etiquette of badminton.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 155 Beginning Judo. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Promotes lifelong health skills through presenting judo history, philosophy, and etiquette. Specific throwing and grappling skills designed to improve strength and endurance are presented. Also the course seeks to provide the student with some personal self-defense skills. Teaches how to fall safely in judo play or in self-defense situations. Develops understanding of body mechanics through the study of techniques sport-specific to judo such as grip, Kumikata; throwing, Nagewaza; falling, Ukemi; and grappling skills, Katamewaza.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 161 Wilderness Survival. 2 Credits

Understand and demonstrate basic wilderness survival recommendations including methods of staying warm and building shelters, signaling, natural indicators of direction, fire building, and accessing water.

Lecture Hours 2

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ACT 167 Mountain Biking. 1 Credit

Teaches students how to choose the correct size bicycle, develop students’ mountain biking skills, develop awareness of risk management in mountain biking, develop students’ ability to negotiate mountain bike terrain with proper technique, and develop students’ ability to maintain and fix common problems that they may encounter on a mountain bike ride.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 169 Beginning Tennis. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Practice basic tennis fundamentals: forehand, backhand, and serve. Covers equipment, strategy, rules and etiquette.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 170 Beginning Swimming. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Course includes learning to swim front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, treading water and survival float. Additionally an introduction to aquatic exercise is included.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 173 Beg Fly Fishing/Fly Tying. 1 Credit

Builds the necessary skills and self-confidence to learn the sport of fly fishing. This course is an entry-level fly fishing class designed to develop all the skills and understanding necessary to catch wild fish on a fly rod. Class sessions will cover the mechanics of casting, proper equipment, the basic cast, variations of the basic cast, knots, entomology as it relates to fly selection, and conservation and safety of the sport.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 175 Orienteering. 1 Credit

Provides an introduction and application of the history, equipment, and techniques of land navigation and orienteering. Included will be sections on map reading, compass use, GPS use, map and compass techniques, orienteering principles, and orienteering course design.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 176 Fnd of Whitewater Rafting. 1 Credit

Learn to identify rafting equipment, awareness of preplanning considerations, proper raft carrying techniques, execution of proper rowing and oar strokes, foundational execution of rescue maneuvers, and a thorough understanding of safety considerations.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 177 Fundamentals of Kayaking. 1 Credit

Learn, understand, and execute kayaking skills such as getting into a kayak, forward and backward paddling strokes, stopping techniques, forward and reverse sweep stroke, and draw stroke. Included are safety and rescue methods recommended in kayaking.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 178 Canoeing. 1 Credit

Learn, understand, and apply canoeing terminology, principles, and equipment. Included will be canoe design affects, paddle selection, carrying the canoe efficiently and safely, and tandem canoeing.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 180 Beginning Volleyball. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Designed to teach students the fundamental skills and basic strategies of volleyball and their application in a game situation.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 235 Belly Dancing-Activity. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Promotes lifelong health skills through presenting the philosophy of belly dance while providing opportunities for students to learn a variety of belly dance movements and techniques. Dance movements are designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance, as well as creativity, body awareness, and confidence. This class provides an opportunity to learn a cultural dance, improve coordination and body control, and enhance well-being.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 236 Belly Dancing II. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Promotes lifelong health skills and provides an increased variety of belly dance movements and techniques designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance, as well as creativity, body awareness, and confidence. As the advanced class, it will provide an opportunity to learn another cultural dance, create choreography and improvisational solo dances, plus improve coordination and body control, and enhance well-being.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 250 Pilates. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Teaches students how to safely perform five movement patterns, which strengthen major muscles of the core. Students will adapt exercises to changing physical needs and identify locations, names, and actions of five core muscles. Students will understand the evolving role of Pilates within the scope of physical fitness traditions.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 254 Self Defense. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Introduces and develops defensive skills to protect the student from aggressive physical attack that could result in physical or emotional harm. The course will present dynamics of assault situations with discussions to include environmental and personal issues as well as the use of physical skill development. Defense techniques will include the use of strikes, kicks, takedowns, blocks, and the use of personal items such as weapons. The student will also be introduced to and practice some falling techniques to help enhance safety. This course will involve some intense physical activity.

Lecture Hours 2

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ACT 269 Intermediate Tennis. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides further development of groundstrokes, serve, volley, and lob. Advanced singles and doubles strategies.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 270 Intermediate Swimming. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): ACT 170 or consent of instructor.

Course seeks to improve skills taught in ACT 170. Additionally, the side stroke, single trudgen and single trudgen crawl strokes are taught, as are skills such as open turns, simple rescue and aquatic safety.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 271 Swimming for Fitness. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Seeks to develop awareness and foster application of fitness principles through reading, lab activities, and development of personal fitness program to meet personal goals through swimming, kicking, pulling, and participation in swimming and aquatic exercise routines.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 294 Seminar/Workshop. 1-3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Physical Education.

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 298 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-3 Credits

Provides students with practical selected experiences related to Health and Human Performance. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.

Lecture Hours 1-3

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 395 Field Work. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Pass/No Pass

Provides the student the opportunity to engage in 45 hours of supervised practical experience in the health enhancement classroom. This experience is to include: structured observation focusing on cultural and developmental characteristics of children; working with teachers in individual diagnosis of student needs and prescription of student activities; assisting with small groups or in one-on-one settings to accomplish learning tasks. Where appropriate, the student will also gain practical experience with school athletic programs. This course is offered as a Pass/No Pass course only. The student must receive a passing grade to complete graduation requirements. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.

Lecture Hours 1

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ACT 492 Independent Study. 0.5-3 Credits

Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.

Lecture Hours .5-3

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-6 Credits

Provides students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.

Lecture Hours 1-6

Department: Health & Human Performance

ACT 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides supervised practical experience related to the HHP options and serves as an introduction to professional fields. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.

Lecture Hours 1-3

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ACT 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone. 3-6 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides students the opportunity to conduct a research project under faculty supervision. Students engage in the scholarly activities needed to conceptualize and design a relevant research topic; conduct the research including data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and present the research as a written thesis that is orally defended in a meeting open to faculty and students outside of the committee.

Lecture Hours 3-6

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Allied Health:  Athletic Training

AHAT 210 Prev & Care Athletic Injuries. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Explores concepts and techniques concerned with the scientific and clinical foundations of athletic training.

Lecture Hours 3

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Community Health

CHTH 250 Introduction to Public Health. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Introduces students to the field of public health, essential public health services, and the complexities that are confronted as public policy meshes with the science that underlies understanding of health and disease. Explores the primacy of public health interventions rather than medical care as each affects life expectancy and quality of life. Focuses on evidence based decision-making, as the goals in policy decisions are seldom solely evidence based due to the complexity of conflicts between the diverse stakeholders involved in all public health interventions.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

CHTH 317 Health Behavior Theories. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides an overview of the various behavior change theories with specific attention given to individual health behavior, interpersonal health behavior, and group intervention models of health behavior change. Behavior change theories are discussed in terms of their application to curriculum development and program planning models.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

CHTH 355 Theory Pract Comm Hlth Ed. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Provides students with a comprehensive overview of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings.

Lecture Hours 3

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CHTH 410 High Lvl Wellness Thru Dcn Mkg. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (even years)

Introduces the concept of wellness and presents strategies for adoption of a wellness life-style.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

CHTH 435 Human Response To Stress. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Examines the interrelationship of human stress and emotions on health and performance. Explores theories, research and strategies to enhance human performance and manage stress.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

CHTH 450 Worksite Health Promotion. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (odd years)

Provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of occupational health promotion. It is assumed that the students have some background in health promotion and may be interested in pursuing a career as a health promotion specialist.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

Coaching

COA 205 Introduction to Coaching. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Covers introductory principles needed in becoming an effective coach. Topics include development of a coaching philosophy, basic sport psychology, sport safety, basic legal aspects, and program and athlete management principles.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 240 Coaching Volleyball. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to teach volleyball on the secondary level. The course will cover such areas as volleyball rules, teaching individual skills, team strategies, offensive patterns, defensive patterns, organizing practices, and scouting. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

Lecture Hours 3

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COA 242 Coaching Football. 3 Credits

Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach football in high school. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 245 Coaching Basketball. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach basketball in high school. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 246 Coaching Softball/Baseball. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Acquaints the student with a variety of methods for teaching basic softball/baseball skills, with particular emphasis on fastpitch softball. Emphasis is placed on teaching progression, practice drills and common error coaching hints. Current rules and regulations as well as strategies are also covered for all phases of the game. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

Lecture Hours 3

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COA 248 Coaching Soccer. 3 Credits

Prepares students to coach competitive/recreational soccer with a focus on teaching skills, techniques, and tactics. A one credit hour (minimum 45 contact hours) coaching practicum is included as a required element of this course.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 256 Coaching Track/Field. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach track and field in high school. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

Lecture Hours 3

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COA 260 Coaching Gymnastics. 3 Credits

Acquaints the student with skills necessary to coach beginning gymnastics. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 291 Special Topics. 3 Credits

Designed to present skills and strategies related to coaching a given sport. Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 395 Practicum: Coaching. 1 Credit

Provides supervised practical experiences for students who wish to enter the coaching profession. Students work as a head or assistant coach for an athletic team for a minimum of 45 contact hours.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 406 Legal Aspects of Sport. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.

Analysis of the legal aspects of sport, athletics, and other physical activity in contemporary society. Includes use of the case study method. Particular emphasis is given to tort liability and risk management in coaching.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

COA 409 Psychology of Coaching. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Covers the psychological aspects of coaching that are essential in all coaching, not specific to one sport. Examines both the intra- and interpersonal aspects of sport achievement from an applied perspective, emphasizing effective leadership of athletics. Connects study of the topical areas of sport psychology to coaching.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

Emergency Care Provider

ECP 100 First Aid & CPR. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Considers the emergency care to be given victims of accident or sudden illness. Develops safety consciousness and prevention as well as stresses individual responsibility, rights and wrongs in times of disaster. Standard First Aid and CPR certification awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ECP 103 Basic Lifeguard Training. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

The student who successfully completes this course receives certificates in the following American Red Cross courses: CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguarding.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

ECP 120 Emergency Medical Responder. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): Basic First Aid preferred.

Covers first responder techniques, equipment, and prevention content areas are covered. Development of first responder skills, including assessment, surveys, treatment, and prevention techniques. Specialized areas of pre-professional CPR, oxygen therapy, resuscitation mask, and spinal back boarding are included. Awards certification for First Responder and CPR upon successful completion of requirements.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

ECP 312 Wilderness Medicine. 4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Covers Wilderness Medicine and First Responder applications in wilderness settings. Issues addressed are short- and long-term patient care, backcountry rescue techniques, and survival skills. Training will include emergency care for environmental illnesses and injuries, using special equipment and techniques particular to non-urban rescuers, and managing transport, as well as other high-level emergency care skills. Participants who successfully complete the course and exam will receive Wilderness First Responder certification. (Due to course content and instructor and physical requirements, the class may not be held on the MSU Billings main campus.)

Lecture Hours 4

Department: Health & Human Performance

Health Enhancement

HEE 303 Methods Lifetime Fit Act. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Identifies developmentally appropriate techniques, skills, strategies, and progressions for teaching competitive and lifelong leisure team and individual activates.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HEE 305 Methods of Teaching Mvmt Expl. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Identifies developmentally appropriate techniques, skills, strategies, and teaching progressions for teaching fundamental elementary health enhancement activities, rhythms, dance, gymnastics, and Native American/low organized games activities.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HEE 306 Methods of Cond Act. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Identifies developmentally appropriate techniques, skills, strategies, and teaching progressions for teaching fitness, wellness activities, and basic strength and conditioning fundamentals.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HEE 308 Methods of Phys Ed K-12. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program.

Provides the Health and Human Performance teacher education major or minor with opportunities to investigate appropriate strategies for teaching Health Enhancement in the K-12 school. The student will gain experience writing developmentally and culturally appropriate lesson plans for teaching the following activities: fundamental movements including locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills; body management skills; rhythmic skills and gymnastics; game skills, relays, and personal challenges; and sport-specific skills. In addition, students will gain experience planning for physical fitness and wellness activities. Legal considerations associated activities with activity-based education will also be discussed. Students will briefly discuss evaluation, classroom management and discipline, and rainy day activities in and out of the gym setting. The integration of physical activities with health education and other disciplines is also discussed.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HEE 309 Health Enhancement Strat K-8. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program.

Covers methods of health enhancement education for the elementary education major and minor K-8. Students write lesson plans, participate in teaching activities, and evaluate the activities. Methods discussed are applied to the following health content areas: mental and emotional health, family living, growth and development, nutrition, personal health, substance use and abuse, communicable and chronic diseases, injury prevention and safety including pedestrian and bicycle safety, and consumer and environmental community health. Additionally, methods of teaching basic movement education, such as dance and rhythmic movement, physical fitness, gymnastics and related skills, and cooperative games are presented.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HEE 310 Methods of Adapted Hlth Enhncm. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.

Focuses on understanding and developing the skills needed to appropriately adapt health and physical education for students who cannot participate safely or successfully in health and physical education classes without modifications. Since students receiving adapted physical education may receive instruction in a variety of settings (i.e. educational environments), adapted physical education practices vary widely and this course surveys the range of modifications that are needed to provide appropriate participation for all students. Hands-on activities are an essential component of the course and participation is expected of all students.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

HEE 340 Methods of Health Education. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Develops the ability of students to plan and implement health instruction programs in school, workplace, and community settings. Students will explore the “WHAT,” “WHEN,” “WHERE,” and “HOW” of health education. The course will focus on: Planning for health instruction (curriculum and content), Writing effective behavioral objectives, Learner-centered instructional strategies, Teaching sensitive health-related content, The relationship of instructional strategies to behavioral outcomes, and Evaluating student learning. Students will also investigate cultural and global perspectives as well as the integration of health issues with other academic disciplines.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HEE 410 Org and Admin in Sport Fitness. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Examines important principles related to planning, organizing, leading, and administering health enhancement programs.

Lecture Hours 3

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Health

HTH 110 Personal Health and Wellness. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): Any 100- or 200-level ACT or REC course.

3cr. Covers the six dimensions of wellness (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual). Particular focus on physical health, mental wellbeing, and the mind-body connection. Content areas to include: self-care, mindfulness, mental and emotional health, sleep, nutrition, physical fitness, communicable and non-communicable diseases, substance abuse/misuse, suicide awareness and prevention, and stress management.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HTH 201 Health Issues for Educators. 3 Credits

Provides students, including pre-service educators, with a foundation in the applied science of health and wellness. Establishes the basis for understanding and facilitating individual, group, and community health and wellness. Addresses health and wellness across the age span including the role of teachers in the comprehensive school health program and citizens in community health and wellness activities.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HTH 270 Global Health Issues. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Explores the relationships between human behavior, economics, history, culture, politics, policy formation, and the environment, while investigating the impact of these elements on the quality of health within our global community. Class sessions will focus on the interdisciplinary nature of health issues that impact on daily human existence. The objective of seminar based class meetings will be to study these issues, contrasting their origins, manifestations, and possible resolutions in developed and less developed nations.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HTH 391 Special Topics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

An investigation of issues facing the health educator in today’s schools. Special focus will be given to the topics of nutrition education, physical fitness, and human sexuality. Students will develop lesson plans in these topical areas as they pertain to either elementary or secondary education levels.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HTH 411 Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Prevent. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Provides information about: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; the potential for abuse and addiction; and factors associated with use. The primary focus is on the preventive aspects of drug abuse across the lifespan, and it centers on the approaches that are most effective. (Meets State Teacher Licensure requirement for a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Class).

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HTH 412 Drugs and Alcohol. 1 Credit

Provides information about problems related to contemporary drug use, misuse, and abuse. Due to the potential negative effects of alcohol, tobacco, and the broad category of “other drugs,” drug prevention at the school and community level is critical for addressing problems that arise from ATOD use. The primary focus on this course is identifying which drugs are most commonly used and abused, particularly among youth and teens, and recommend effective drug prevention strategies.

Lecture Hours 1

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HTH 425 Health and Sexuality. 3 Credits

Explores contemporary issues in human sexuality and the preparation of professionals who conduct sexuality education with diverse populations in a variety of settings. The course examines current knowledge of and attitudes toward human sexual behavior with emphasis on topics such as healthy sexuality throughout the lifecycle, sexual anatomy and physiology, gender roles, body image, interpersonal relationships, sexual orientations, birth control, sexual response, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, sexually transmitted infections, abortion, and pregnancy.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

HTH 435 Hlth & Wllnss Acrss the Lfspn. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (odd years)

Addresses the rapidly increasing need for specialized knowledge of health promotion for an aging society (in 2020, 20% of the US population will be 65 or older). Introduces the epidemiology of aging and age-related disorders, including overviews of the public health impact of an aging society and the demographics and biology of aging. Covers the strategies for prevention of age-related disorders and options to improve the quality of life through health enhancement.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

Kinesiology

KIN 105 Fnd of Exercise Science. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Corequisite(s): KIN 106.

Extends and applies understanding to the use of life science in promoting healthy lifestyles to students’ lives. The exercise sciences of physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor learning are integrated through didactic and laboratory instruction that focuses students on the fundamental importance of exercise science in healthy living.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 106 Fndtns of Exercise Science Lab. 1 Credit

Corequisite(s): KIN 105.

Provides laboratory experiences in exercise science to complement student learning in the classroom. By its nature, exercise science involves lab activities dependent upon physical activity.

Lab Hours 1

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KIN 205 Foundations in HHP. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Introduces fundamentals of scientific basics in human movement. Included areas of study are basic human bone and muscle anatomy, principles of biomechanical movement, and basic principles of exercise physiology. The relationship between Health/Physical Education and Education is introduced as well as historical background facts, discipline interrelationships, career opportunities, elementary principles of fitness and nutrition, and professional challenges.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 210 Prncpls Strength Conditioning. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105 and KIN 106.

Provides the foundation of resistance exercise and conditioning. Students will gain an understanding of the scientific basis of resistance exercise; will examine various methods of strength and conditioning techniques; and will design and apply programming to improve strength, fitness, and sports performance.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 294 Seminar/Workshop. 1-6 Credits

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 320 Exercise Physiology. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105.

Corequisite(s): KIN 321.

Provides the physiological fundamentals needed to understand skilled movement. The course focuses on the responses of the human body during exercise with emphasis on professional interventions in various education, health promotion, and human performance settings. Various body systems (i.e., cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, musculo-skeletal, endocrine) are studied to understand the adaptations associated with physical fitness, sport, and healthy lifestyle activities.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 321 Exercise Physiology Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): KIN 320.

(1.5 lab/wk) Complements topics presented in exercise physiology lecture. Labs involve physical activity, investigation, and application of clinical assessment skills. Research teams investigate, collect, and analyze data, and present results in oral and written formats.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 322 Kinesiology. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105 and KIN 106.

Corequisite(s): KIN 323.

Provides an in-depth exploration into musculoskeletal anatomy and functional movement patterns as they apply to human performance.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 323 Anatomical Kinesiology Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105 and KIN 106.

Corequisite(s): KIN 322.

Examines the anatomical structures and mechanical aspects of human motion. Laboratory exercises concentrate on the role of muscle and joint action during basic movements and the adaptations that can result from pathologic conditions. Students will be required to apply their knowledge of anatomy towards understanding individual joint function as well as the integrated function of several joints during complex activities such as normal human locomotion.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 325 Biomechanics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105, KIN 106, KIN 322, KIN 323.

Corequisite(s): KIN 328.

Emphasizes the effects of structure, motion, and forces, and their effects on and within the human body using both qualitative and quantitative analyses. Additional emphasis will be placed on the development of critical thinking skills associated with biomechanics-related research and interpretation.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 327 Kinesiology & Biomechanics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105.

Corequisite(s): KIN 328.

Examines the anatomy and mechanics of human motion with the goal of improving efficiency in sport, dance, and exercise.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 328 Biomechanics Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105, KIN 106, KIN 322, KIN 323.

Corequisite(s): KIN 325.

Examines the mechanical aspects of human motion. Laboratory exercises focus on the effects of structure, motion, and force related to exercise, sport, and physical activity.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 330 Motor Learning and Control. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105.

Corequisite(s): KIN 331.

Focuses on the basic principles of motor control and learning, examining the mechanisms by which the nervous system plans, initiates, and executes movements (both involuntary and voluntary) as well as accomplished sensory-motor integration and the means for maximizing the learning and performance of movement skills including how to design practice conditions and how to optimize arousal, attention, motivation, feedback, and transfer so to optimize skilled motor performance.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 331 Motor Learning and Control Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): KIN 330.

Includes laboratory exercises in motor control fundamentals of nervous system functions, sensory-motor integration, and methods for maximizing the learning and performance of movement skills.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 364 Rsrch Meths in Hlth Hmn Prfrm. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105, KIN 106, STAT 216, or consent of instructor.

Provides students with experience and knowledge which will allow them to critically analyze and evaluate completed research in health and human performance. Examines methods of assessment, prescription, and evaluation in health and human performance activities.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 415 Adv Exercise Test & Prescrip. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 320.

Explores basic techniques in the assessment of physical fitness, prescription of exercise for healthy and unhealthy adults, and promotion of physical activity within communities.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

KIN 462 Evidence Based Assessment. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides the foundation for evidence-based practice in exercise science by establishing scientific evidence as the basis for clinical decision making. Clinical practices are questioned and evaluated for alignment with evidence-based decision making. Commonly accepted hierarchies of evidence are used to evaluate the level of scientific support for both assessment and treatment techniques used in exercise science. Objective outcome measures that determine level of success in individual client scenarios in a wide array of exercise applications are used to provide evidence of intervention effects.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

Nutrition

NUTR 411 Nutrition for Sprts & Exercise. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): KIN 105, KIN 106, NUTR 221.

Emphasizes nutrition as it applies to fitness, training, and athletic performance. Topics include macro- and micronutrient requirements and dietary recommendations, energy metabolism, anthropometry, body weight issues, increased nutrient needs during training and competition, and nutritional ergogenics. Application of concepts is reinforced in a nutritional assessment of a volunteer student athlete and educational video project.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

Outdoor Recreation

REC 200 Fnd Outdoor Advent Leadershp. 3 Credits

Corequisite(s): REC 201.

Provides an overview of the theoretical and practical foundations of the discipline including history, research, professional development, and current trends. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 201 Fnd Outdoor Adv Leadershp Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): REC 200 or consent of instructor.

Provides laboratory experiences in OAL to complement student learning in the classroom. By its nature, outdoor adventure leadership involves activities that are dependent upon physical activity. Overnight field experiences required.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 230 Instrct Strat: Bckcntry Anglrs. 2 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ACT 173 or consent of instructor.

Provides an in-depth exploration of fishing, guiding, instruction, and programming. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, and professional instructional techniques are addressed. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 233 Instruct Strat: Ski/Snowboard. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): REC 220 or REC 225 and Instructor approval.

Develops techniques and skills needed to become an instructor in either Alpine skiing or snowboarding. Emphasis placed on teaching techniques and learning styles. PSIA certification may be offered.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 257 Instruct Strat: Rock Climbing. 2 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ACT 114 or consent of instructor.

Provides an in-depth exploration of climbing instruction and programming. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, assistance skills, and basic instructional techniques are addressed. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 270 Instruct Strat: Water Program. 2 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ACT 178 or ACT 177 or ACT 176 or consent of instructor.

Provides an in-depth exploration of water program instruction. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, assistance skills, and basic instructional techniques are addressed. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 280 Challenge Course Facilitation. 3 Credits

Corequisite(s): REC 281.

Provides historical, theoretical, and experiential understanding of program and management practice associated with the use of challenge courses. Technical skill development, group facilitation strategies, safety procedures, equipment management, and program design are addressed. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 281 Challnge Course Facilitatn Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Corequisite(s): REC 280 or consent of instructor.

Provides laboratory experiences in OAL to complement student learning in the classroom. By its nature, challenge course facilitation involves activities that are dependent upon physical activity. Overnight field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 0, Lab Hours 1

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 285 Scuba Diving I. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Teaches understanding and application of scuba diving techniques, equipment, and knowledge of diving hazards and precautions. The skills include, but are not limited to: remove mask and clear, remove and recover regulator, remove and recover Scuba equipment, demonstrate cramp removal, assist other divers, underwater navigation, hand and arm signals, signs and symptoms of decompression sickness, plan and conduct open water dives, dive computer, wetsuit utilization.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 294 Seminar/Workshop. 1-4 Credits

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 300 Advt Program Design & Delivery. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): REC 200 or consent of instructor.

Provides theoretical and experiential understanding of the design of outdoor adventure programs with a clear focus on customer experience. Sequencing, event selection, outcomes development, and assessment are addressed. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 306 Applied Wilderness Leadership. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 201 or consent of instructor.

Provides a comprehensive overview of leadership and management for land-based programming, including backpacking, navigation, rock climbing, and caving. Risk management, hazard recognition, and group facilitation are also addressed. Overnight field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 308 Appld Wildrnss Leadrshp-Winter. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 306 or consent of instructor.

Provides a comprehensive overview of leadership and management for winter-based programming, including snowshoeing, winter camp management, and basic snow science. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, assistance skills, and basic instructional techniques are addressed. Overnight field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 309 People and the Environment. 3 Credits

Provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and techniques of effective resource education, aligned with the standards and expectations from the National Association for Interpretation. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 310 Leadership in Adventure Prgrms. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 200 or consent of instructor.

Acquaints students with the history, philosophy, depth, and scope of Adventure Leadership. Methods discussed will be applied to group development, minimizing risk in the field, teambuilding, decision making, problem solving, and teaching. Students will explore and enhance their own leadership, philosophy and style through participation in group projects, lecture, and activities while taking this class.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 356 Search and Rescue. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): REC 181 and Instructor approval.

Instructs individuals in the methods of searching for lost persons. Topics include search and rescue (SAR) hierarchy, personal preparedness, rescue, search, and preventative search and rescue. Course is hands-on oriented and includes one overnight experience. FUNSAR certification offered.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 357 Ropes Rescue. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 257 and Instructor approval.

Develops skills and techniques needed to safely perform a rope rescue. Emphasis is placed on rescue philosophy, liability, mitigation, safety, managing a rope rescue, equipment, knots, anchors, mechanical advantage, low-angle and high-angle ropes systems, raising and lowering systems, rappelling, belaying, ascending, and pick-offs.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 358 Swift Water Rescue. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval.

Explores skills and methods of rescuing persons in swift water conditions. Students study the dynamics of moving water, natural and man-made hazards, swimming the rapids to assist in a rescue, how to deal with strainers, use of throw rope, rope rescue techniques, and the use of a rescue vest. Special topics are added as appropriate by the instructor. SWR certification offered.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 359 Bckcntry Avlnch Frcsting/Rscue. 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 308 or Instructor approval.

Develops skills and techniques needed to safely plan, recognize avalanche hazards, make safe travel decisions, and apply effective companion rescue techniques (including multiple and deep burials) in avalanche terrain. Develops an understanding of snowpack development, metamorphosis, factors that contribute to spatial variability, and avalanche release and triggering mechanisms. Introduces snow stability analysis, backcountry forecasting, and standard observation guidelines and recording formats.

Lecture Hours 4

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 381 Expedition Leadership. 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 306.

Focuses on the integration of the outdoor, educational, and human skills essential to all professional outdoor leaders. Students will utilize a backcountry context to engage in a critical self-assessment process and practice implementing site management principles into field course management. Overnight field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 4

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 401 Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 200 or consent of instructor.

Provides a comprehensive overview of the history, research, theory, and practice of the outdoor adventure therapy field, including therapeutic adventure, residential treatment, wilderness therapy, and adventure-based counseling. Field experiences may be required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 411 Adventure Guiding/Instructing. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 300 and REC 310 or consent of instructor.

Provides students an opportunity to explore teaching methods appropriate for a wide spectrum of adventure guiding and instructing. Examines learning styles, lesson planning, delivery options, risk management, evaluation, and assessment. Field experiences may be required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 430 Risk Management in OAL. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): REC 300 and REC 310 or consent of instructor.

3cr. Addresses legal structures and processes, accident assessment and management, and risk management planning related to outdoor adventure programs and services. Case studies are central to the course delivery. Field trips may be required. Field experiences required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 470 OAL Operations & Asset Mangmnt. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): REC 200 and REC 310 or consent of instructor.

Provides and introduction to financial planning and management of gear/equipment/facilities common to outdoor programs, e.g., challenge course elements, climbing walls, backcountry gear and storage, boats and trailers, etc. Field experiences may be required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 492 Independent Study. 0.5-4 Credits

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.

Provides an opportunity for students to investigate intensively specific/independent areas of OAL or allows for a trial of a proposed course to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 495 Clinic. 1-3 Credits

Lecture Hours 1-3

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-6 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.

Provides OAL majors with practical experience in an OAL profession or a program under the supervision and by prior approval of OAL program faculty. A learning agreement must be completed with the student’s advisor prior to registration. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.

Lecture Hours 1-6

Department: Health & Human Performance

REC 499 OAL Capstone. 3 Credits

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Health & Human Performance