Course Descriptions – Exercise Science

KHP 1301 – Fitness and Wellness – 3 hours. Through self-testing laboratories each student develops an individualized fitness and wellness profile. From this profile each student then designs and implements an individualized fitness and wellness program. Throughout, emphasis is placed on understanding the basic principles and concepts underlying physical fitness, health and exercise. Required of all students. (Transfer credit: determined by Registrar). Offered every semester.

Unless otherwise stated the following courses are offered at a beginner’s level covering basic skills, tactics and rules:
PE 1121 – Tennis
PE 1122 – Golf
PE 1123 – Soccer
PE 1124 – Softball
PE 1127 – Volleyball
PE 1131 – Basketball
PE 1137 – Weight Training

PEH 1102 – Fitness and Wellness II – 1 hour. A follow-up course to KHP 1301. An opportunity for the student to apply, maintain, adapt and extend the knowledge and information acquired in KHP 1301. (Pass/Fail) Offered on an irregular basis.

KHP 1103 – Introduction to Kinesiology and Health Promotion – 1 hour. An introduction to various concepts thought to be influential in giving direction to programs of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Offered during the spring semester.

PE 1109 – Activity Course – 1 hour. This course is an activity for non-majors (the general student body) and will satisfy the general education requirement. The course topic will vary (Cardio-Kickboxing, Water Aerobics, Circuit Training, Zumba, etc.). Offered on an irregular basis.

PE 2111 – Motor Development – 1 hour. Each student will study and analyze motor development theories as they apply to human performance from birth to old age. The application of this knowledge to the field of Kinesiology and Health Promotion also will be emphasized. Offered during the spring semester.

PEH 2300 – Contemporary Health Topics — 3 hours. A comprehensive study of relevant health issues with consideration given to their physical, emotional, social and intellectual dimensions. Topics to be studied include emotional health, stress management, physical, fitness, sexuality, nutrition, weight management, cardiovascular disease, cancer and infectious diseases. Offered each semester.

PEH 2302 – Care of Athletic Injuries – 3 hours. Theory and Practice of the prevention and care of athletic injuries. American Red Cross certification can be obtained. Offered during the spring semester.

PEH 2306 – Human Sexuality Education – 3 hours. This course introduces the student to the sociological, physiological and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Applications include sexuality education in school settings, community settings, healthcare settings, and home life applications. Subcomponents include life issues, courtship, marriage, reproduction, and aging. Offered during the spring semester of even-numbered years.

KHP 2315 – First Aid and Safety – 3 hours. This course introduces students to the concepts of safety and emergency care. Emphasis is placed on being a citizen responder, and a first responder in employment settings such as schools, industrial settings, athletic settings, and remote locations such as backcountry wilderness settings. It is designed to be an intermediate/advanced level first aid course. Upon successful completion of the course, students qualify to receive certification cards in first aid, CPR and blood-borne pathogens. Offered during the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

KHP 2317: Facilitating Behavior Change- This course is designed as an introductory exploration of psychological theories and their application to health behaviors and to their adaptation in facilitating individual health behavior change including physical activity, exercise, nutrition, stress management and other lifestyle behaviors. Offered during the fall semester of odd-numbered years.

PE 2331 – Activity for Majors I – 3 hours. This course will prepare Kinesiology and Health Promotion majors seeking certification to teach a variety of individual and dual activities, (e.g., tennis, golf, dance, racquetball, conditioning, etc.). This course will focus on teaching majors to “teach” the activities; centering on teaching methods, sequences and progressions, while also teaching the skills, fundamentals, rules and terminology. Prerequisites: KHP 1103 and PE 2111. Offered during the fall semester of even-numbered years.

PE 2332 – Activity for Majors II – 3 hours. This course will prepare Kinesiology and Health Promotion majors seeking certification to teach a variety of team activities, (e.g. soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball). This course will focus on teaching majors to “teach” the activities; centering on teaching methods, sequences and progressions, while also teaching the skills, fundamentals, rules and terminology. Prerequisites: KHP 1103 and PE 2111. Offered during the fall semester of odd-numbered years.

PEH 2334 – Medical Terminology – 2 hours. This course introduces students to commonly used medical terms, prefixes, suffixes and root words. Terms related to the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of the major body systems are identified, defined and spelled. This class is learning, pronouncing, spelling, defining and applying numerous medical terms. Offered on an irregular basis.

PEH 2351 – Foundations of Health Education – 3 hours. This course introduces the student to the fundamental issues involved in health education and health promotion activities. Students will explore issues surrounding health topics, theories and models of health education. Cognitive and affective learning methods will be addressed. Additionally, students will learn the various databases, web sites, and public health information documents currently available to health educators, as well as the various inventories used to collect health data. Offered during the fall semester of odd-numbered years.

PE 3101, 3102, 3201, 3301 – Exercise Practicum – 1 hour. Practical experience in teaching kinesiology and health promotion activities. Class time will be arranged. PE 3101 is offered during the fall semester, and PE 3102 is offered during the spring semester.

PE 3304 – Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary Physical Education – 3 hours. Through classroom and practicum-site work, students will enhance their abilities in planning, implementing and evaluating physical education programs in secondary schools. A primary focus will be to improve knowledge and managerial and personal skills so students will be successful teachers at the secondary level. Pre-requisites: ED 1100, ED 2300 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Offered during the spring semester of even-numbered years.

PE 3305 – Philosophy of Sports and Exercise – 3 hours. A philosophical analysis of sports and exercise. Offered during the spring semester of even numbered years.

PE 3306 – Biomechanics of Exercise and Sports– 3 hours. Basic principles of physics applied to body movement. Emphasis is placed on the mechanical analysis of exercise and sports skills. Offered during the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

PE 3307 – Methods and Materials, Teaching Physical Education K-8 – 3 hours. Planning, implementing and evaluating physical education programs for children K-8 will be emphasized. Students will learn how to build a curriculum, use materials and teach children all aspects of elementary and middle school physical education. Pre-requisites: ED 1100, ED 2300 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Offered during the fall semester.

PEH 3308 – Sports and Fitness Management – 3 hours. Analysis of administrative and organizational procedures related to current trends in fitness/wellness, sports and athletic management. Offered during the spring semester.

KHP 3309 – Physical Activity for Special Populations – 3 hours. The primary objective of this course is to examine how physical activity may affect the prevention and treatment of specific chronic disease. The focus will be on reviewing what health professionals have learned about these processes including the epidemiology, physiology, etiology, and treatment. Offered during spring semester of odd-numbered years.

PE 3310 – Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Sports – 3 hours. The first half of the semester is devoted to understanding basic sociological concepts and examining social issues in sport (e.g., aggression and violence, racism, sexism, sport and education). The second half of the semester focuses on the concepts and applications of sport psychology. (Non-majors require consent of instructor). Offered during the fall semester.

KHP 3323 – Exercise Physiology I – 3 hours. The study of how the body, from a functional standpoint, responds adjusts and adapts to exercise. More specifically, it is the study of the basic physiologic principles and concepts that relate to the muscular system, nervous system, bioenergetics, and the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. This course also involves the study of how performance can be affected physiologically by various factors, e.g., nutrition, environment, age and gender. PREREQUISITE BIO 2403. Offered during the Fall semester.

PEH 3350 – Drug Use and Abuse – 3 hours. This course will survey the pharmacological, behavioral and psychological effects of some of the most commonly used legal and illegal drugs in modern society. Societal, clinical, and health effects of drug use and abuse will also be addressed. Offered during the fall semester of even-numbered years.

KHP 3360 – Exercise Assessment and Prescription– 3 hours. Along with an analysis of statistical techniques, this course familiarizes students with the hands-on training and theoretical background needed to competently assess health-related components of fitness (cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, body composition) in an apparently healthy adult population. The content of this course is focused toward the knowledge and skills required for taking the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and ACSM Personal Trainer certification exams. Offered during the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

KHP 3360 – Exercise Assessment and Prescription– 3 hours. Along with an analysis of statistical techniques, this course familiarizes students with the hands-on training and theoretical background needed to competently assess health-related components of fitness (cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, body composition) in an apparently healthy adult population. The content of this course is focused toward the knowledge and skills required for taking the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and ACSM Personal Trainer certification exams. Offered during the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

PEH 4100, 4200, 4300 – Independent Study – 1-3 hours. Individual study of an approved topic in kinesiology and health Promotion under the supervision of a member of the academic program.

PEH 4203 – Wellness Practicum – 2 hours. Students will learn the theoretical aspects of the components of fitness and, from a practical standpoint, will assess overall fitness levels, design fitness programs, and implement and monitor these programs. Students will assist in KHP 1301. Majors only. Prerequisite: KHP 3360. Offered each semester.

PE 4301 – Seminar – 3 hours. A capstone course designed to explore the current issues, problems and opportunities in kinesiology and health promotion. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Offered during the spring semester.

PE 4306 – Adapted Physical Education – 3 hours. This course takes a developmental approach to providing physical education to persons with disabilities. Through classroom learning and practical experience students will learn to plan effective physical education programs for persons with disabilities. Offered during the spring semester of odd-numbered years. Pre-requisite: PE 3304 and PE 3307 and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

PE 4310 – Ethics in Sport and Exercise – 3 hours. An inquiry into ethics and morality as they relate to sport and exercise. Ethical and logical reasoning is emphasized through discussion and debate of such concepts as competition, violence, interpersonal power, substance use and sportsmanship. Consideration is also given to professional ethics for the person who is considering this field as a career specialization. (Non-majors require consent of instructor). Offered during the spring semester.

PEH 4303 – Consumer Health – 3 hours. This course introduces students to issues surrounding consumerism, i.e. being an educated and aware consumer. Topics consist of a variety of issues, including the history of quackery in health products and services, advertising ploys, current trends in health consumerism, internet purchasing, herbal and over-the-counter health products, and related issues. There are no pre-requisites for this course per se, however it is recommended that students have upper division standing and have completed most of the Kinesiology and Health Promotion or health content courses. Offered during the spring semester of oddnumbered years.

PEH 4308 – Comprehensive School Health Programs – 3 hours. This course introduces the student to the issues involved in planning, implementing and evaluating health education programs, with the emphasis on school settings. Topics include needs assessment, health promotion and safety issues, life skills subjects, motivational factors, health/life skills portfolios, and teaching methods. Students will be taught how to develop a school health program, and to effectively utilize the community resources available to them. They will be taught how to assess the effectiveness of programs through the collection of data. Teaching demonstrations in class and in the school setting will be used as part of the assessment process. Offered during the fall semester of even-numbered years.

PEH 4330 – Internship – 3 hours. Opportunities are available but not required. Offered each semester. Consent of Program Director is required.

PEH 4335 (SOC3500) Health Ethics & Society (3). An inquiry into ethics and morality as these apply to contemporary issues in health and medicine. Ethical and logical reasoning is emphasized through study of relevant literature, perspective-taking, and discussion and debate. Euthanasia, organ transplantation, genetic engineering, family violence, birth technologies, and rising health care costs are some of the issues examined. Offered during the fall semester.

KHP 4340: Physical Activity Programming- Application of fitness assessments and the subsequent development, organization, and implementation of exercise programs for healthy individuals and individuals with controlled diseases. The practical assessment experience provides application of exercise principles. Prerequisites: BIO 2403, KHP 3323, KHP 3360. Offered during the spring semester of even-numbed years.

KHP 4404: Advanced Exercise Physiology- An advanced study of the human anatomical systems and their physiological function with special emphasis on the muscular, nervous, skeletal, circulatory, and respiratory systems and the acute and chronic adaptations which result from exercise. Other topics also include the physiological effects of physical activity on children, adolescents, older adult women, and health-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Prerequisites: BIO 2403, KHP 3323. Offered during the spring semester of even-numbered years.