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Course Course Title CR Term Instructor
HF 218 Emergency Response 3 F, W Harris, Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Emergency Response
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course certifies students with the skills necessary for application and/or certification into careers in medicine as well as training them to be first responders at the scene of an emergency. Skill competencies include: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, measuring blood pressure, airway management, bleeding control and splinting, and the administration of an automated External Defibrillator, epinephrine pen, asthma inhaler and oxygen. AT 218 is required for AT students, regardless of previous CPR certifications.
Prerequisites: AT 218 is required for AT students regardless of previous CPR certifications.
Component: LEC
HF 220 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 W
Course Name RO: Anatomy and Physiology
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the structural and functional organization of the human body. Analyzes the relationship of the human body at the biochemical cellular, tissue, organ and systems level, emphasizing the applications to health and fitness. HF students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance in the program.
Prerequisites: HF 220 students must take HF 221 lab concurrently.
Component: LEC
HF 221 Applied Human Anatomy Laboratory 1 W
Course Name RO: Appl Hum Anat Lab
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This laboratory experience will provide students with an opportunity to learn: 1) The major bones in the human body and their associated landmarks. 2) The major muscles in the human body including their origins, insertions, actions, and nerves. 3) The major ligaments in the human body. HF 220 students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance in the program.
Prerequisites: HF 220 students must take HF 221 lab, concurrently.
Component: LAB
HF 240 Introduction to Fitness & Health 3 F, W Chen
Course Name RO: Intro to Fit&Health
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This class provides fundamental theories, applications and personal experiences necessary for a comprehensive understanding of relationships between fitness, physical activity, and health and well-being through-out the lifespan.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
HF 241 Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control 3 F, W Bodary
Course Name RO: Ex Nutr Wt Cn
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Study of body mass regulation including the understanding of food, digestion, metabolism and different intervention strategies such as diet and exercise. Students learn assessment and prescription principles and techniques.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
HF 242 Essentials of Exercise Physiology 3 W Kern
Course Name RO: Essentls Exer Phys
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Introduces theories, principles, and applications of physiological processes of human performance.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisites: AT/HF 220 and 221: Minimum grade of C or higher. Advisory prerequisite: 1 undergraduate biology .
Component: LEC
HF 251 Technology in Health and Fitness 3 W Chen
Course Name RO: Tech Health Fitness
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course engages undergraduate students in the use of technologies specifically applied to health and fitness. Technology skills developed throughout this course will be immediately usable for assignments in other courses, research internships, fieldwork, student teaching and ongoing professional development.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
HF 270 Honors Reading 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on topics in Health and Fitness under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore student and permission of instructor.
Component: IND
HF 280 Undergraduate Research Opportunity 1-4 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Research Opport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The UROP program enables students to work one-on-one or with a small group of students with faculty members conducting research. Students spend on average 9-10 hours per week working on their research projects. Students receive 1 credit per 3 hours of work per week. Students participating in the program are also required to attend bi-weekly research peer group meetings, meet monthly with a peer advisor, read research-related articles (research ethics, research in specific disciplines, research methods) and keep a research journal.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Component: IND
HF 290 Field Experience in Health and Fitness 1-4 * Kern
Course Name RO: Field Exp HF
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of school, university or business settings related to a student's major program of concentration.
Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore standing and permission of instructor.
Component: IND
HF 313 Special Topics 1-4 * Chen
Course Name RO: Special Topics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
New courses in development can be introduced provisionally into the curriculum under this number. The current course description, if applicable, is available from the program chair.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
HF 315 Exercise Prescription and Testing 3 W Czajka
Course Name RO: Ex Rx & Test
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students are instructed in the knowledge, skills and values important to exercise prescription. This course will serve as excellent preparation for those pursuing certification as an ACSM Health Fitness Specialist.
Prerequisites: HF 218 or AT 218
Component: LEC
HF 331 Biomechanics of Sport and Fitness 3 *, F Kern
Course Name RO: Biomech Sprt Ftns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Applied principles of biomechanics to the analyses of sport, training, and conditioning of athletes. Topics include analyses of projectile-related activities, aerodynamics in sport, balance related activities, throw and push patterns, and qualitative and quantitative analyses of sport activities.
Prerequisites: MATH 105 and AT/HF 220 and AT/HF 221: Min grade of C or higher; HF 251.
Component: LEC
HF 332 Principles of Motor Behavior 3 W George
Course Name RO: Prin Mtr Behav
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Principles of motor control, motor development and motor learning as they relate to the acquisition of fundamental locomotion and manipulative skills will be examined. Students will learn and apply motor behavior theories and concepts in a health and fitness setting. Teaching methods, skill assessment and testing, as well as interpretation of data needed in health and fitness settings, will be incorporated.
Prerequisites: AT/HF 220, AT/HF 221: Minimum Grade of C or higher.
Component: LEC
HF 333 Legal Issues in Sport and Fitness 3 F, W Pollick
Course Name RO: Legal Iss Sprt Ftns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Examines legal concepts related to sport management, including athletic participation and eligibility; constitutional due process; anti-trust exemptions; facility, coaching, and employment contracts, and tort law applications to participants and spectators. Actual cases discussed.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisite: Juniors and Seniors. Advisory prerequisite: SM 203.
Component: LEC
HF 370 Honors Reading 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on topics in health and fitness, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of instructor.
Component: IND
HF 380 Honors Research 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Research
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Research experience under guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Honors status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
HF 402 Teaching Experience for HF Students 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Teach Exp MVS
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students are responsible for: (1) aiding regularly assigned teaching faculty in a particular course; (2) providing tutorial help for undergraduate students enrolled in the course they are assisting in; (3) meeting regularly with discussion/lab sessions; (4) participating with teaching faculty in instructional activities.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of instructor.
Component: IND
HF 403 Internship in Health & Fitness .5 - 4 F, W, SP, SU, *
Course Name RO: Internship in HF
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This internship is designed to provide practical experience in the sport-related industries according to individual interests and goals for students completing the HF program. Students must consult with their faculty mentor and the Internship Coordinator to verify that it is a legitimate experience that will aid in their career goals, supplement material taught in Kinesiology courses and meet all criteria described in the definition of an internship.
Prerequisites: Junior standing, cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.5.
Component: LAB
HF 416 Environmental and Policy Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity 3 W Colabianchi
Course Name RO: Environmental Policy
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will describe the manner in which environments and policies influence physical activity behavior. The course is organized by sectors (e.g., parks, neighborhoods, schools and worksites ). Within the context of these settings, the course will also cover issues of environmental justice, causality, targeted and universal policies and cost-effectiveness .
Prerequisites: Senior standing
Component: LEC
HF 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 F, W D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the factors that contribute to the motor behavior characteristics of children with developmental disabilities. Application of this knowledge to designing and implementing quality pediatric motor development and physical activity programs will be emphasized. A research-to-practice model will be employed. Students will learn how to assess the current level of movement skill development.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Component: LEC
HF 434 Managerial Ethics in the Sport & Fitness Industries 3 F, W Basten
Course Name RO: Mgr Ethcs Sprt Fitns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Our complex and rapidly changing environment imposes new demands on managers of sport and fitness organizations. An increased pressure to address ethical issues is one of the new demands. While there are no simple prescriptions describing how ethical issues should be dealt with, the purpose of this course is to indicate how managers can more effectively address them. The course provides some essential components of the student's management tool kit -- concepts, models, and techniques to use in managing ethical dilemmas.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisite: Junior standing. Advisory prerequisite: SM 203.
Component: LEC
HF 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 F George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Component: LEC
HF 446 The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behavior 3 * Hasson
Course Name RO: Soc Factors Phys Act
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course discusses the social determinants of health and their impact on physical activity behaviors. Substantive areas covered include but are not limited to socioeconomic position, income, education, neighborhood environments and stressful conditions, placing an emphasis on the role these factors play in shaping physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217) and (MOVESCI 340 or PHYSED/HF 242).
Component: LEC
HF 451 Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 3 W Hasson
Course Name RO: PA Lifespan
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will explore biological, behavioral and environmental factors that influence initial and continued participation in physical activity. In addition, this course uses the Human Capital Model as a framework for understanding the relationships between physical activity and different aspects of human development.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340 or HF 242 and MOVESCI 219 or SM 217
Component: LEC