Health and Physical Education (HPE)

HPE170 Structure and Function of the Human Body

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course introduces components involved in the human movement system including the nervous, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and cardio-respiratory systems. Methods of how the body produces and utilizes energy for exercise will be examined.

HPE172 Exercise Science

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. HPE170 is recommended.

This course explores how the body is affected by various forms of movement and exercise. The efficiency of popular methods of training will be examined. This course will investigate common exercise programs and discuss which factors have the greatest impact on health and fitness.

HPE174 Fitness Assessment and Programming

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. HPE170 and HPE172 are recommended.

This course introduces methods of assessing the health and fitness levels of individual and introduces various models of fitness training. An emphasis will be placed on the need to assess the client and prescribe an exercise program that is safe, efficient, goal oriented and addresses the needs of the individual.

Additional Course Fee: $360.00

HPE270 Introduction to Sport Psychology

Credits 3Winter/Spring

HPE285OL Wilderness Survival

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Students must be capable of participating in the field outing associated with the class. Students with disabilities are responsible for requesting accommodations and must do so a minimum of two weeks before the beginning of the term.

This course provides the information and skills necessary for safe, low-impact, backcountry travel. Topics include backcountry hazards, land navigation, survival skills, introduction to search and rescue, introduction to backcountry emergency care, low-impact camping and environmental issues. Use of map and compass is the focus of a one-day outing. This course includes certification in American Red Cross Workplace First Aid and Adult CPR and is recommended for all students interested in taking Outdoor Leadership classes.

Additional Course Fee: $52.00

HPE291 Lifeguard Training

Credits 2Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level. On the first day of class, all participants must successfully complete the following: 1) 300 yd. continuous swim demonstrating rhythmic breathing, 2) 2 minute tread-water using only legs, 3) a timed event (within 1 min, 40 sec) including a 20 yd swim, dive 7-10 ft., retrieve 10# object, swim 20 yd on back using both hands to hold the object and swim with face above water.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with entry-level lifeguard knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness until EMS takes over. American Red Cross certificates for Lifeguard Training (which includes First Aid) and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer will be awarded upon successful completion of ARC course objectives.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life (Course offered online)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. This is a 3-credit class which includes 2 hours of lecture/wk and the face-to-face student is expected to participate in 1500 minutes of ACT Lab workouts during the term.

Health and Fitness for Life explores how wellness, physical fitness, stress, nutrition and cardiovascular health affects an individual's health and well-being. This course includes an exercise component that requires students to actively engage in exercise within a designated workout facility.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course