HHPE Course Descriptions

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HHPE 200 History and Principles of Physical Education

2 hours

A survey of the history and development of physical education and athletics in America. The course will also emphasize fundamental principles of physical education and sport.

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HHPE 201 Fall Sports in Physical Education

2 hours

This course provides learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in Physical Education activities and sports. In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement the stages of skill development in games through the use of extending, refining, and applying tasks. An emphasis will be placed on the use of the game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences for students in grades K-12.

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HHPE 202 Spring Sports in Physical Education

2 hours

This course provides learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in Physical Education activities and sports. In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement the stages of skill development in games through the use of extending, refining, and applying tasks. An emphasis will be placed on the use of the game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences for students in grades K-12.

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HHPE 210 Introduction to Exercise Science

2 hours

The Introduction to Exercise Science course will help students gain an understanding of the underlying principles, theories, and scientific methods used in exercise science and kinesiology. Additionally, it will provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory system and how these systems are used during exercise. Finally, this course will help students identify career paths one may take as an exercise science major at George Fox University.

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HHPE 228 Principles of Conditioning

2 hours

Instruction in concepts related to developing and maintaining physical fitness and movement skills.

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HHPE 275 Field Experience

1-6 hours

Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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HHPE 285 Selected Topics

2-3 hours

A seminar dealing with various topics, as announced, that represent current faculty interests and competencies.

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HHPE 295 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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HHPE 300 Coaching Theory and Practice

2 hours

The development of a philosophy of coaching. Emphasizes the psychological, sociological, and technical aspects of athletic participation.

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HHPE 301 Sports Psychology

2 hours

This course is designed to enhance the understanding of how personality, self-esteem, goal setting and behavior can influence performance and performance preparation. It is also designed to provide future teachers/coaches with coping skills and observational techniques which will serve them well in coaching as well as in managerial settings.

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HHPE 360 Organization and Administration of Sport and Physical Education

2 hours

Instruction in the planning and implementation of health, physical education and athletics programs. Course content will include curriculum design, budget formation, facility design, and coordination. Professional conduct and ethics will be stressed.

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HHPE 366 General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training

2 hours

Examines the knowledge, skills, and values that the entry-level certified athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat, and refer, when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity. Students will be introduced and exposed to various health care providers.

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HHPE 380 Experiential Recreational Leadership

3 hours

A study of theory and practice of experiential leadership in adventure and recreation education/programming. Leadership styles, techniques, methods, and practices will be the core subjects taught in this highly experiential class involving an outdoor lab component. Additional course fee required.

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HHPE 384 Pharmacology in Athletic Training

1 hour

An emphasis on the knowledge, skills, and values required of an athletic trainer on pharmacologic applications, including indications, contraindications, precautions, interactions, and governing regulations relevant to the treatment of injuries and illnesses of the physically active. Prerequisites: BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

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HHPE 390 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3 hours

An introductory survey of athletic training. Emphasis will be on terminology, injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, and emergency care procedures. Common taping techniques also will be presented. Additional course fee is required.

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HHPE 394 Biomechanics

3 hours

Application of human anatomy and physical laws to the explanation of movement activities. Special emphasis is given to detailed analysis of various sports activities. Prerequisites: BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

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HHPE 400 Health Promotion and Management

3 hours

Addresses practical applications of health promotion theories. Presents examples of planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion and management programs in a variety of settings as guides for the development of health promotion and disease prevention programs.

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HHPE 401 Physical Examination of the Lower Extremities

4 hours

In-depth study of the lower extremities including skills of injury evaluation, physical examination and differential diagnosis. One 1-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: HHPE 390 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

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HHPE 402 Physical Exam of the Spine and Upper Extremities

4 hours

In-depth study of the spine and upper extremities including skill development in injury evaluation, physical examination and differential diagnosis. One 1-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: HHPE 390 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

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HHPE 410 Teaching Physical Education and Health

2 hours

Development of competence, style, and confidence in teaching physical education for the physical education major. Emphasis is given to analysis of objectives, unit and lesson planning, instruction methods, means of evaluation, and class procedures and control.

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HHPE 413 Therapeutic Exercise

3 hours

Course will help students correctly identify and select the proper modalities in the treatment of injuries through research of Evidence Based Practice, modality selection with respect to the healing phase of injury, and a thorough understanding of the indications and contraindication for each modality studied. Includes a lab for practice of application of therapeutic modalities to classmates in a simulated clinical setting. Prerequisite: HHPE 390 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

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HHPE 420 Exercise Prescription

3 hours

Application of exercise testing and prescription of individuals ranging from athletes to special populations. Includes aspects of nutrition, disease, training methods, and exercise responses. Prerequisites: BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Additional course fee required.

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HHPE 430 Exercise Physiology

3 hours

Application of principles of physiology to physical activity. Special attention is given to the effect of exercise on the various body systems and the construction of training programs. The laboratory component explores the assessment of resting metabolic rate, energy expenditure, body composition, respiratory function, maximum oxygen uptake, lactate threshold, strength and flexibility, and other physiological responses to exercise. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

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HHPE 460 Adapted Physical Education

3 hours

This course considers the nature and etiology of disability and handicapping conditions, as well as the implications for and development of appropriate physical education programs.

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HHPE 470 Motor Development and Motor-Skill Learning

3 hours

A study of the development of motor skills. Psychological principles of learning are applied to motor-skill learning. A review of research and an inquiry into the effect of various conditions on the learning and performance of motor skills from early childhood through the adult years.

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HHPE 475 HHP Field Experience

3-6 hours

3-6 hours. A supervised experience in the discipline, including internships and practica required for professional programs. This experience must have an on-site supervisor and a departmental instructor overseeing, designing and evaluating the content of the course. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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HHPE 480 Fundamentals of Exercise and Fitness Testing

2 hours

Emphasis is given to methods of evaluation in programs of physical education. Testing procedures, standard tests, physical examinations, and evaluation activities are discussed.

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HHPE 485 Selected Topics

2-3 hours

A seminar dealing with various topics, as announced, that represent current faculty interests and competencies.

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HHPE 490 Senior Research Project

3 hours

This course builds an understanding of the theories, methods and models used in Exercise Science research and provides the required knowledge regarding how to apply these research practices to develop a novel research question and design and implement a research study as part of their capstone project.

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HHPE 495 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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