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Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences

Health, Performance and Recreation (HPR)
Health, performance and recreation focuses on diverse aspects of health, activity, recreation, and quality of life. These topics are particularly timely. At no time in our nation's history have we likely devoted such focused attention toward fitness, sport performance, health and recreation. Among other activity- and health-related fields, graduates with background in health, performance and recreation will find great vocational opportunity in church recreation, outdoor recreation, exercise physiology, sport psychology, sport management, athletic training, health education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical practice and nutrition.  There is no major offered in health, performance and recreation.  Students seeking a coaching minor or coaching endorsement should consult the sport, exercise and wellness catalog section.

Course Descriptions

099-118 Fitness and Lifetime Sports 1 hour/section
The philosophy of these courses is to teach the fundamentals, skills and physiological dynamics of fitness and lifetime sports with the goal of fostering within each student a long-lasting interest and lifetime participation.  Students may not enroll in more than two fitness and lifetime sports courses per semester.  HPR 118 is not repeatable for academic credit and is offered Credit/No Credit only.

HPR 099

Fishing

S

HPR 101

Racquetball and Golf

F

HPR 102

Badminton and Archery

F

HPR 103

Softball and Volleyball

S

HPR 104

Weight and Aerobic Training

F

HPR 105

Tennis and Bowling

F

HPR 106

Pickleball and Basketball

S

HPR 107

Cybex Training

S

HPR 112

Intermediate Golf

S

HPR 117

Social Dance

S

HPR 118

Varsity Sport

F,S

107 Cybex Training 1 hour S
This course meets twice a week for a full semester and addresses the basic principles and uses of the Cybex progressive weight training system.  Students will become knowledgeable in the requisite principles necessary to guide them through their workouts, proper function and use of each machine, and the muscles involved.  A system of record-keeping will allow the students to programmatically monitor their progress in the use of the Cybex equipment.

120 Wellness and Lifetime Fitness 1 hour F,S
The focus of this course is a positive, healthy lifestyle designed to enhance one’s current quality of life, while providing the basis for enhanced quality and quantity of life in the future.  The class discusses proper exercise programs, healthful nutrition, stress management techniques and avoidance of high-risk health behaviors in order to reduce the risks of acute and chronic health problems.

275 Field Experience 2 hours TBA

299 Selected Topics – Basic 1-3 hours TBA

335 Theory of Coaching Football 2 hours F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching football, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

336 Theory of Coaching Volleyball  2 hours F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching volleyball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

337 Theory of Coaching Basketball 2 hours F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching basketball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

338 Theory of Coaching Cross Country/Track and Field 2 hours S
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching cross country/track and field, including the fundamentals of each event, organization of training regimen, meet management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

339 Theory of Coaching Baseball 2 hours S
This is a course in the theory of coaching baseball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership fundamentals.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

340 Theory of Coaching Wrestling 2 hours S
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching wrestling, including the fundamentals of the sport, practice organization, meet management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

341 Theory of Coaching Softball 2 hours S,F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching softball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

342 Theory of Coaching Soccer 2 hours TBA
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching soccer, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. 
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

343 Theory of Coaching Golf 2 hours TBA
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching golf, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. 
Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman.

360 Rules of Officiating 2 hours F
This course focuses on the knowledge and application of the rules, mechanics, rotations, communicative systems and etiquette for the sports of football, basketball, cross country/track and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.

450 Coaching Practicum 1-12 hours F,S
This course is designed to provide practical, applied and guided experiences for students pursuing a career in coaching.  This course allows students to become actively involved with coaches.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of a coaching theory course and consent of instructor.

460 Independent Study 1-3 hours F,S

499 Selected Topics – Advanced 1-3 hours TBA

 

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