Health, Exer, & Sport Studies

HESS-100
Credit Hours:
1
First Aid & CPR
It is expected that students will master the techniques and skills that are associated with the primary and secondary injury survey, immediate care, basic life support, and injury stabilization. Students who master the standards will receive American Red Cross certification in first aid and CPR. Students who expect to major in athletic training must complete the CPR for the professional rescuer prior to the conclusion of their first-year.
HESS-101
Credit Hours:
4
Women in Sport
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive look at women in sport: past, present and future. This course will examine, analyze and synthesize the issues surrounding women. Each topic will be studied through readings, films, class discussions and reflect sport from historical, psychological, sociological, physiological, political and philosophical perspectives. This course satisfies the G.E. Minority/Women's and Gender Studies requirement. Cross-listed with WGST 320.
HESS-102
Credit Hours:
3
Contemporary Issues in Physical Education, Health and Sport
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the major issues in the world of contemporary sports. Most primary issues impacting contemporary sports are covered including gender inequity, race and ethnicity, youth, adolescent, college, and professional sports, media involvement, economics of sport, etc.
HESS-103
Credit Hours:
4
Coaching Methods
This course will introduce students to the art and science of coaching. Students will explore different coaching philosophies and the principles of effective coaching. Coaching student athletes of different race and gender will also be explored. Proper communication skills, sport pedagogy and sport physiology will also be presented. Students will read about different coaches that are leaders in their sport, and compare their methods to coaching. Students will discuss motivational strategies and current issues and trends in coaching athletes of all ages.
HESS-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
Introductory topics in Athletics, Recreation and Health, Exercise and Sport Studies
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
HESS-200
Credit Hours:
4
History and Philosophy of Health and Sport
This course will examine the historical foundations of physical education, health and athletics through a study of the development of each area from early cultures to the present. Students will be introduced to the different philosophical theories that have influenced the profession and will start to develop their own philosophy. Students will discuss moral reasoning and ways to develop principles that will help preserve ethical values in sport. The psychological, sociological and cultural aspects of sport will be reviewed with an emphasis on the principles and ideas of the leaders who helped shape the profession. Course fulfills Social Science (E) GE requirement.
HESS-201
Credit Hours:
4
Fundamentals Health/Exercise
This course is designed to present introductory material that pertains to the study of health and exercise. Material presented during lecture and laboratory experiences include: organization of body's systems and exercises impact on those systems, medical terminology, common medical conditions, principles of fitness, fundamentals of nutrition, common behavioral theories and psychology of sport, as well as principles of motor behavior and kinetics. Laboratories involve the teaching, demonstration, and mastery of exercise science labs. Three class periods and one laboratory weekly.
HESS-202
Credit Hours:
4
Applied Anatomy
An in-depth study of the organization and function of anatomical structures within the human body. Topics include: skin, connective tissue, nervous, musculature, skeletal, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, and urinary systems. Students who expect to major in athletic training must complete this course prior to the conclusion of their first-year.
HESS-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate topics in Athletics, Recreation and Health, Exercise and Sport Studies
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
HESS-300
Credit Hours:
3
Personal and Community Health
A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological data underlying a full spectrum of health related behaviors. A variety of topics including physical health, sexual habits and health, drug and alcohol use and family dynamics will be covered. In addition, students will complete a number of self-assessments with respect to their related behaviors.
HESS-301
Credit Hours:
4
Psychology of Sport
This course will explore the theoretical and empirical research pertaining to the psychological determinants of athletic performance. Areas of interest include the history of sport psychology, personality, motivation, goal setting, fundamental beliefs, anxiety, causal attribution, communication and intra-term dynamics. The culminating experience of the course is a major paper in which students are expected to apply theory and research into a practical setting as they design a program to help improve some aspect of their athletic performance or promote an injured athlete's psychological well being during rehabilitation. Class includes a lab designed to be a setting in which students gain field experience through the practical application of the theories of sport psychology. Course fulfills Social Science (E) GE requirement.
HESS-302
Credit Hours:
4
Nutrition
This course is designed to present the foundation of nutrition as it relates to physical education, athletics and the active population. The student will study the physiological processes involved in nutrition, as well as healthy eating habits, nutritional programming, and the disorders involved in the nutritional realm. Prerequisite: PHED 344.
HESS-303
Credit Hours:
4
Therapeutic Modalities
This lecture/laboratory course is designed to present the foundation of therapeutic modalities that are common to the area of injury/illness rehabilitation. Among the topics included in lecture and laboratory experiences are: biologic process of wound healing, thermal agents, cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, therapeutic drugs, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. This course includes one laboratory session each week during which students will demonstrate the therapeutic techniques discussed in lecture. Fulfills R requirement/Oral Communication. Prerequisite: HESS 202.
HESS-304
Credit Hours:
3
Kinesiology
This course is a study of the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human motion. The course will examine various joint systems in the body with an emphasis on the forces and biomechanical factors that operate on the muscles, connective tissue and bones in each joint system. Sports specific movements and injury risk factors will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HESS 202.
HESS-305
Credit Hours:
4
Chronic Disease Prevention
This is a course aimed at introducing students to the behavioral basis of diseases. It provides an important foundation for students in the understanding of diseases and the role of behavioral decision making in chronic disease prevention. Emphasis will be placed on the behavioral aspects of disease processes, as well as its relationship to public health and health promotion.
HESS-350
Credit Hours:
.5-3
Practicum
This course provides the opportunity to gain practical experience working in various professional settings in the field of Physical Education. This course is graded S/U. Students will meet with a faculty member from the Department of Physical Education who will become the practicum instructor. If students plan to complete the practicum with an outside agency, it is recommended that arrangements be made in regard to field placement site prior to final registration. For details regarding this procedure, see the course instructor prior to pre-registration. Consent of the instructor is required for enrollment. Practicums may involve field experience which may be arranged in coaching, teaching, sports management, sports administration, etc. Athletic Training I (offered fall), Athletic Training II (offered spring), Athletic Training III (offered fall), Athletic Training IV (offered spring), Athletic Training V (offered fall), Athletic Training VI (offered spring).
HESS-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
HESS-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
HESS-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
HESS-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
HESS-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced topics in Athletics, Recreation and Health, Exercise and Sport Studies
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
HESS-401
Credit Hours:
4
Organization and Administration of Athletics and Physical Education
Students will study the administration of athletics, physical education and club/intramural sports. Students will be introduced to the various means of structuring an organization in order to achieve the objectives of physical education and athletics. The course will cover budget and various management functions, as well as the essential elements of leadership needed for the efficient administration of sport related programs. (offered in Spring)
HESS-402
Credit Hours:
4
Orthopedic Injury and Illness Assessment
This lecture/laboratory course provides an opportunity for students to comprehend and master the techniques by which orthopedic injuries and common illnesses are evaluated by health care professionals. Each week students are presented with one laboratory session in which the evaluative techniques discussed during lecture are demonstrated and mastered. Prerequisite: HESS 202.
HESS-403
Credit Hours:
3
Exercise Physiology
The primary purpose of this course is to study the effects of physical activity on human physiology. Various forms of exercise will be considered relative to both their immediate and long-range effects. Topics include history; stress and general adaptation syndrome; stress in relation to exercise and the endocrine system; motor activity; skeletal muscle structure and function; energy metabolism and recovery; and principles of conditioning and the training effects.
HESS-404
Credit Hours:
4
Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training
This lecture/laboratory course is designed to present the foundation of therapeutic exercises that are common to the area of injury rehabilitation. Among the topics included in lecture and laboratory experiences are: range of motion, resistance exercise, stretching, joint mobilization, and neuromuscular control. This course includes one laboratory session each week during which students will demonstrate the therapeutic techniques discussed in lecture.
HESS-405
Credit Hours:
4
Health Behavioral Theory
This course is designed to theories of health behavior that pertains to the study of health and exercise. This class will provide an in-depth study of a variety of health behavior change theories that are used in health interventions. This course provides the groundwork for development of behavior change interventions. Different behavior change theories will be compared and contrasted, and the utility of these theories for different health behavior programs will be discussed. This course is designed to provide students an exploration in theory and experience in developing interventions for health behavior change.
HESS-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
HESS-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research