An introductory course in community health issues, including basic concepts of community health; overview of government, foundations, private agencies, and voluntary health organizations; health care reform issues; the nine different areas of community health programming, such as chronic and communicable disease control measures, health promotion, and health education.
Theory & Research in Health Promotion
Review of empirical research including basic interpretation of elementary statistical tests and techniques. Literature review of behavior maintenance, adoption, change and management theories drawn from the public health and social sciences.
Designing a Health Promotion Program
Students are guided through planning and designing a health promotion program in a content area, setting, and population of their own choice. Prerequisite: HS 2151 and at least two health promotion electives.
An introduction to the study of human movement. Sub-disciplines of musculoskeletal system; exercise physiology; implications for physical education teaching and sport performance training; movement issues across the life span.
An introduction to kinetic and kinematic principles applied to sports and human movement. Topics include the study of the structure and functions of the body using the principles of physics and engineering.
Organization and Administration of Exercise and Movement Science
Emphasis on organization and administrative policies and procedures; purchase and care of equipment and supplies; public and professional relations; structural and functional aspects of a school program in physical education, athletics, and intramurals.
Physiology of Exercise
This course provides students with an overview of how physical training affects the human body. Topics include weight training, principles of training, as well as aerobic and anaerobic changes that occur from a training stimulus.
An introduction to teaching and learning sport skills from a motor learning perspective. Open and closed loop information processing systems are used to describe and explain sports skill, reaction time, and motor skills. Theory and concepts learned will be applied to the everyday practical aspects of teaching and coaching sport.
Legal Aspects of Exercise and Movement Science
Relates basic legal concepts to sport and physical education environments. Includes torts, contract law, constitutional law, negligence, and Title IX issues.
Psychology of Sport
Introduction to psychological concepts applied to sport and physical activity. The effects of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs on athletic performance; various behavioral interventions for performance enhancement; peak performance state; team dynamics; team cohesion; coach leadership style and decision making; motivation; arousal control; concentration and attention control; anxiety-performance relations. Credits: 3
EXM-4302 Exercise Programming for Special Populations
An introductory course designed to provide exercise and science professionals with the knowledge and tools to successfully address working with individuals with disabling conditions. Topics include incorporating various modifications for individualizing instruction and for the inclusion of those individuals in games and activities. Credits: 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum
- Communication: 3 Credit Hours
- Humanities: 24 Credit Hours
- Mathematics: 6 Credit Hours
- Sciences: 18 Credit Hours
- Religion: 6 Credit Hours
- Fine Arts: 3 Credit Hours
Elective Coursework: 28 Credit Hours