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Human Performance and Movement Science

HPPE100 Issues in Physical Education

Explores contemporary issues in education, the work of teachers, and the role of physical education in public schools. Examines historical events that have influenced physical education as a profession. Introduces the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Designed for students who intend to major in Physical Education, Teacher Certification option. Fall.

HPAT140 Introduction to Athletic Training

An introduction to a broad range of concepts in the Athletic Training Profession, including information on formal application to the major. Designed to introduce students to the clinical education component through pre-professional observation hours outside of class time. Lecture. Prerequisites: Declared Athletic Training major or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HP141 Wellness from Theory to Practice

Examines a broad range of health issues to develop basic knowledge related to strategies to prevent illness and optimize overall health and quality of life. Implements concepts of wellness, health and fitness behaviors. Includes semester-long behavior change project. Designed for students intending to major in Athletic Training. Lecture and labs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fall.

HP150 Beginning Swimming

Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in swimming. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall.

HP152 Aquatics Conditioning

Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Aquatics Conditioning. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall.

HP154 Lifeguard Training

This course provides an opportunity for students to acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Lifeguard Training. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Candidates must pass a swimming competency test given on the first day of class. If certification is desired, there will be an additional fee. Fall, Spring.

HP155 Water Safety Instructor

This course provides an opportunity for students to acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Water Safety Instructor. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Candidates must pass a written water safety exam and a swimming competency test on the first day of class. If certification is desired, there will be an additional fee. Spring.

HP160 Cardiovascular Fitness

Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Cardiovascular Fitness. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

HP161 Strength Training

Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Strength Training. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

HP162 Tension Control

Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Tension Control. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

HP163 Yoga

1 credit

Develops skill and knowledge related to beginning-level postures, breath work, and simple meditation techniques. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

HP177 Golf

Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Golf. There will be an additional "greens" fee. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall.

HP181 Tennis

Students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and techniques in Tennis. Designed for non-HPMS majors. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall.

HP191 Standard First Aid/CPR

First aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer procedures for certification. If certification is desired, there will be an additional fee. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

HP200 Applied Kinesiology

Study of the skeletal and muscular systems as applied to physical education activities. Mechanical analysis of basic motor patterns and sports skills using video and high-speed film. Lecture and labs. Prerequisites: BIO 230 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HP201 Physiology of Exercise

The study of physiological principles and adaptations to exercise and physical activity. Focuses on the scientific evaluation and understanding of immediate and long-term effects of exercise on the human body. Emphasis placed on the muscular, cardiovascular, endocrine, and respiratory systems. Lecture and labs. Prerequisites: BIO 230 and BIO 232 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring, Summer.

HP210 Introduction to Coaching

Course is designed as an introduction to coaching. Topics covered include developing a personal coaching philosophy, planning for coaching, conditioning for sport participation, effective teaching of sport skills, sport psychology, legal responsibilities, and nutrition for competition. Prerequisite: Exercise Science major or Physical Education major. Spring.

HP240 Emergency Medical Technician

Based on the curriculum established by the U.S. DOT for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) and authorized by the State of New Hampshire-Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Topics include patient evaluation, treatment for trauma and emergencies, and infection control procedures. Lecture and labs. Proof of current certification in CPR at the professional rescuer level. Prerequisite: Athletic Training major. Taken concurrently with HP 242. Fall, Spring.

HP242 EMT Practicum

This laboratory/supervised experience provides opportunities for students to be formally assessed and to participate in clinical experiences with emergency department and ambulance service. Students have the option to take the NH-EMS Practical Examination and the National Registry Written Examination for EMT-Basics. Passage of both these examinations leads to national certification as an EMT-Basic. Proof of current certification in CPR at the professional rescuer level. Prerequisites: Athletic Training major. Taken concurrently with HP 240. Fall, Spring.

HPEX250 Introduction to Exercise Science

An introduction to the field of Exercise Science, and to fundamental exercise training techniques. Topics covered include introduction to the field and careers of Exercise Science, appropriate cardiovascular exercise guidelines, the effect of physical activity on health, introduction to resistance training exercises and guidelines, resistance and plyometric training technique, and overall benefits of exercise. Prerequisites: Exercise Science Major, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HPPE255 Developmental Movement

Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach fundamental motor skills and teach low organization games. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill, transition to skill practice with individual feedback, and incorporating cognitive objectives. Prerequisite: PE major Teacher Certification option and permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE256 Rhythms

Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach selected rhythmic activities. Teaching emphasis on cueing. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 and PE major, Teacher Certification option or permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE260 Total Fitness

Develops skills and knowledge related to concepts and assessment of health-related fitness in a physical education setting. Teaching emphasis on leading warm-up. Prerequisite: PE major, Teacher Certification option and permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE261 Fitness Curriculum for K-12 Learners

Develops skill and knowledge to teach health-related fitness concepts and activities in a physical education setting. Teaching emphasis will be on demonstration/explanation of a fitness concept and transition to activity with individual feedback, with use of technology. Prerequisites: HPPE 260 and PE major, Teacher Certification option and permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE267 Individual Activities

Develops skill and knowledge needed to perform and teach selected individual activities. Teaching emphasis on review of basic skill and transition to skill practice with group and individual feedback. Prerequisite: PE major, Teacher Certification option, and permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE268 Outdoor Pursuits

Develops basic knowledge and skills to provide safe outdoor leisure activities appropriate in a physical education setting. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 and PE major, Teacher Certification option and permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE277 Invasion Games

Develops skill and knowledge needed to play and teach invasion games. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill. Prerequisite: PE major, Teacher Certification option, and permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE278 Net/Wall Games

Develops skill and knowledge needed to play and teach net and wall games. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill and transition to skill practice with group feedback. Prerequisite: PE major, Teacher Certification option and permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE281 Fielding/Striking/Target Games

Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach fielding/striking and target games. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill and transition to skill practice with individual feedback. Prerequisite: PE major, Teacher Certification option, and permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE283 Educational Gymnastics

Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach educational gymnastics. Teaching emphasis on demonstration/explanation of basic skill and transition to skill practice with individual feedback. Prerequisites: PE major, Teacher Certification option and permission of instructor. Spring.

HPAT284 Injury Prevention Strategies

A lab designed to provide an introduction to evidenced-based practice concepts and their application to prevent the incidence and/or severity of injuries. Skill development specific to prevention procedures, protective equipment, and prophylactic procedures (including taping, wrapping, and bandaging). Prerequisites: HPAT 140 and HP 141 or HLSC 101 and declared Athletic Training major. Fall.

HP290 Special Topics

Study of a selected topic in physical education. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite: HPMS major, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HPAT294 Athletic Training: Foundations Practicum

The seminar introduces theoretical foundations of practice and establishes the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required in the field. Supervised clinical observations focus on the primacy of the patient, a collaborative approach to clinical practice, cultural competence and professionalism. Proof of current certification in CPR at the Professional Rescuer level. Prerequisites: HPAT 140 and HP 141 or HLSC 101 and Athletic Training major. Fall, Spring.

HP298 Independent Study

An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Fall, Spring.

IIHP310 The Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport

The purpose of this course is to present an interdisciplinary approach to sport that will challenge students to critically reflect and discuss sport from psychological and sociological perspectives. The central focus of the course is to understand how these perspectives and experiences interconnect our personal and societal viewpoints of sport today. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL.

IIHP311 Outdoor Recreational Leadership

This interdisciplinary course will explore outdoor recreational leadership qualities, styles, and group dynamics from multiple perspectives (physical education/communication). Additional focus is placed on experiential learning and examinations of selected program activities. Students develop, lead, and evaluate activities based on varying participant requirements, and earn a Leave No Trace certification. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Summer.

HPEX332 Exercise Testing and Programming

The principles of exercise testing in all five components of health-related fitness, using nationally accepted assessment tools and standards. Designing and implementing exercise programs based on testing results for apparently healthy adults and those with chronic conditions. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major, and HP 201. Fall, Spring.

HPEX335 Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Examination and application of strength training and conditioning principles to enhance individual fitness and sport performance. Students develop skills in strength training, conditioning, and exercise leadership to improve individual and group fitness levels. National certification preparation is emphasized. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major, HP 200, HPEX 250, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HP340 Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Injury

An introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiology and their applicability in the field of Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Students will examine factors governing health and disease. Students will be expected to critically interpret the epidemiologic literature relevant to health professionals and active populations. Prerequisites: HPAT 341, and Athletic Training Major, or permission of instructor. Spring.

HPAT341 Recognition of Sport-related Injuries and Illness

An introduction to the primary mechanisms of athletic injuries, psychological response to injury, and the inflammatory process. Material specific to identifying etiology, signs, and symptoms of common sport-related injuries and illness. Students will be expected to critically interpret athletic training literature relevant to active populations. Prerequisites: BIO 230 and HP 141 or HLSC 101, or permission of instructor. Fall.

HPAT342 Therapeutic Intervention I

Provides theoretical knowledge and skills in manual and mechanical therapeutic modalities used in the intervention of orthopedic injuries. Knowledge necessary to identify, apply, and evaluate current evidence to support clinical care reflective of maximize patient outcomes. Includes mechanical modalities and manual techniques to control inflammatory response and pain, restore joint mobility, muscle extensibility, and function. Lecture and labs. Prerequisites: HPAT 383, and Athletic Training major, or permission of instructor. Fall.

HPAT343 Therapeutic Interventions II

Provides knowledge and skills in physical rehabilitation used in the intervention of orthopedic injuries. Knowledge necessary to identify, apply, and evaluate current evidence to support clinical care reflective of maximize patient outcomes. Includes modalities and techniques to improve health-related and performance-related components to return to high level activity. Lecture and labs. Prerequisites: HPAT 342, INPHYS 141 and Athletic Training major, or permission of instructor. Spring.

HP344 Sports Nutrition

An introduction to Sports Nutrition, including the digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food nutrients; bioenergetics in training; optimal nutrition for sports and exercise; thermoregulation and fluid balance; body composition, weight control, and disordered eating. Prerequisites: HP 201, and Athletic Training or Exercise Science major, or permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE360 Teaching Physical Education

Developmental characteristics and needs in relation to physical education and curriculum planning. Emphasis on the development of effective teaching skills including planning and preparation, the classroom environment (classroom management and interpersonal relationships), instruction, and professional responsibilities. Prerequisites: EDUC 100, EDSP 202, and PE major, Teacher Certification option, and permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE361 Adapted Physical Education

Treats legal issues and the concept of inclusion as they apply to the physical educator. Motor and perceptual motor development, screening/assessment, and programming. Adaptation of physical education activities to meet special needs of students. Individual child work included. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 and PE major, Teacher Certification option, Admission to Educator Preparation. Fall.

HPPE362 Organization and Administration of Physical Education Programs

Issues related to the organization and delivery of PE programs including philosophy, licensure, program standards, curricular approaches to programming, collaboration, advocacy, and behavior, resource, and risk management. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 and PE major, Teacher Certification option, Admission to Educator Preparation. Spring.

HPPE363 Assessment of K-12 PE Learners

Overviews the purpose of evaluation in K-12 physical education programs. Program standards and various methods of evaluation are examined. Emphasis is placed on designing effective assessment tools that are aligned with program objectives as well as methods for using and reporting results. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 and PE major, Teacher Certification option, Admission to Educator Preparation. Spring.

HPEX371 Practicum: Coaching

Provides an experience in coaching within a public school or recreational sport program designed to give the students an opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate selected activities such as practice sessions, conditioning programs, and game strategies. Maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major and HP 210. Fall, Spring.

HPEX372 Practicum: Exercise Leadership

Designed to provide students with a practical setting to apply the knowledge and skill learned throughout the Exercise Science program. Students will practice testing, planning, and facilitating exercise programs for individuals as well as groups. Prerequisite: Exercise Science major and HPEX 332. Fall, Spring.

HPPE374 Child and Youth Physical Activity Practicum 1

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to organize, plan and assess secondary level physical education programs and gain practical teaching experience at the secondary level prior to student teaching. Prerequisite: PE major and permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE375 Practicum: Teaching Elementary

Provides an opportunity for students to plan, teach, and evaluate Physical Education lessons and units at the elementary school level, apply knowledge of elementary school children, and understand the role of Physical Education within the school curriculum. Prerequisites: HPPE 255, HPPE 360 (grade C or higher), admission to the PE major, Teacher Certification Option, admission to Educator Preparation, and current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPPE 376. Fall, Spring.

HPPE376 Practicum: Teaching Secondary

Provides an opportunity for students to plan, implement, and evaluate secondary level Physical Education programs, gain knowledge of the school environment, and develop an understanding of the social and psychological dynamics experienced by novice teachers. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 (grade C or higher), admission to the PE major, Teacher Certification option, admission to Educator Preparation, and current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPPE 375. Fall, Spring.

HPAT383 Clinical Examination Strategies

A lab designed to provide the opportunity to research and develop evidenced-based practice concepts and their application to the evaluation process to develop clinical reasoning skills. Skills focus on a comprehensive review of all systems as well as focusing on the clinical diagnosis of the lower extremity and axial region. Proof of current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Prerequisites: HP 200, HPAT 341, and Athletic Training major. Spring.

HPAT384 Advanced Clinical Examination

A lab designed to provide advanced understanding of evidence-based practice concepts and their application to the evaluation process to develop clinical reasoning skills. Skills focus on the clinical diagnosis of the upper extremity, spine, and head/face, as well as introducing evidence based diagnostic tools. Proof of current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Prerequisites: HPAT 383 and Athletic Training major. Fall.

HPAT385 Emergent Care Strategies

A lab designed to critically examine the body of knowledge in athletic training and related fields to enhance knowledge and skills in planning, examination, and immediate emergent management of acute injuries and illnesses. Proof of current EMT Certification. Prerequisites: HPAT 384 and Athletic Training major. Spring.

HPAT441 Pharmacology and Pathology for Athletic Trainers

Provide an understanding of basic physiological mechanisms underlying illness and disease. Discussion of the pathophysiology associated with general medical conditions to facilitate the student's ability to formulate a differential diagnosis and make clinical decisions and the positive outcomes associated with health promotion and disease prevention in active populations. An understanding of relevant pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic processes essential to recognize adverse drug interactions, patient harm, and therapeutic medications used in the treatment of sports injuries. Prerequisites: INCHEM 100, INCHEM 103, or INCHEM 111, HP 201, and Athletic Training major, or permission of instructor. Spring.

HPAT443 Health Care Administration of Athletic Training

Provide understanding of risk management, health care delivery systems, and facility management. A focus on the laws, standards of practice, and guidelines for ethical care within traditional and non-traditional athletic training practice settings. Introduction to professional responsibilities, management and leadership within the Athletic Training profession. Prerequisites: Senior standing and Athletic Training major, or permission of instructor. Spring.

HPAT445 BOC ATC Examination Preparation and Review

A review designed to examine each student’s body of knowledge in athletic training. The seminar is focused on identifying strengths and weakness within the practice domains of the profession and to review and prepare students for the BOC ATC Board Examination. Must be enrolled in last semester at KSC. Prerequisites: Athletic Training major and permission of instructor. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall or Spring

HP460 Experimental Design and Analysis for Physical Education

Introduction to practical methods and techniques for experimental design and analysis. Topics include simple distributions, correlation, regression, basic statistical tests (both parametric and nonparametric), analysis of variance through factorial analysis, and analysis of frequencies. Prerequisite: HP 340, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HPEX472 Exercise Science Externship

A supervised experience designed to provide the advanced student an opportunity to gain experience and practical knowledge in an exercise-related facility. The student will practice planning, supervising, and mentoring individuals of all health backgrounds in all aspects of fitness and health. Prerequisite: Exercise Science major and HPEX 372. Fall, Spring.

HPPE474 Child and Youth Physical Activity Practicum 2

Provides an opportunity for students to plan, implement, and evaluate physical activity programs, gain knowledge of their selected environment, and develop an understanding of the social and psychological dynamics experienced by novice professionals. Prerequisites: HPPE 374 (grade C or higher), PE major, Child and Youth Physical Activity option and current certification in Adult and Child CPR and AED. Spring.

HPPE475 Student Teaching: Elementary

Full-time placement in an elementary physical education setting. Supervision provided by college supervisor and field-based professional toward mastery of principles, attitudes, and techniques for successful teaching. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of Educator Preparation Office. Fall, Spring.

HPPE476 Student Teaching: Secondary

Full-time placement in a secondary physical education setting. Supervision provided by college supervisor and field-based professional toward mastery of principles, attitudes, and techniques for successful teaching. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of Educator Preparation Office. Fall, Spring.

HPPE477 Student Teaching Seminar

Issues faced by physical education professionals in schools including but not limited to school policies and procedures, behavior management, record keeping, assessing student performance, student equity, collaboration, technology, advocacy, professional development, licensure, job search, interview skills. Corequisites: HPPE 475 and HPPE 476. Fall, Spring.

HPAT483 Athletic Training: Clinical I

A supervised field-based experience in athletic training linking theory to practice. Focus on the use of evidence-based practice as a foundation for the delivery of care. Seminar focused on assessment of clinical integration competencies on prevention and clinical diagnosis and psychosocial strategies. Cannot be taken concurrently with participation in varsity or club sport. Proof of current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and EMT Certification. Prerequisites: HPAT 294, and Athletic Training major. Fall.

HPAT484 Athletic Training: Clinical II

A supervised field-based experience in athletic training linking theory to practice. Focus on the use of evidence-based practice as a foundation for the delivery of care. Seminar focused on assessment of clinical integration competencies on clinical diagnosis, acute care, and therapeutic interventions. Cannot be taken concurrently with participation in varsity or club sport. Proof of current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and EMT Certification. Prerequisites: HPAT 483, and Athletic Training major. Spring.

HP490 Advanced Special Topics

Study of a selected topic in Physical Education at an advanced level. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite: PE major or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HPEX492 Exercise Science Seminar

A research-based capstone course intended to allow students to research, present, and discuss current topics within the health, performance, fitness, and nutrition fields. Prerequisites: Exercise Science major and HPEX 332, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HPAT493 Athletic Training: Advanced Clinical

A clinical capstone course with an intensive field experience providing the advanced student with an opportunity to demonstrate analytical decision-making and refine evidence based clinical application prior to certification. Cannot be taken concurrently with participation in varsity or club sport. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPAT 494 without permission of the athletic training program coordinator. Proof of current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and EMT Certification. Application to enroll. Prerequisite: HPAT 484, Athletic Training major. Fall, Spring.

HPAT494 Athletic Training: Advanced Practicum

A supervised experience designed to provide exposure to allied health and medical professionals allowing students to function as members of interdisciplinary teams. Clinical exposure in rehabilitation, orthopedics and primary care provide an opportunity to demonstrate clinical integration competency at the pre-professional level. Students are required to disseminate knowledge in athletic training to fellow athletic trainers' students with a professional presentation. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPAT 493 without permission of the athletic training program coordinator. Proof of current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, EMT Certification. Prerequisites: HPAT 343, HPAT 441 and Athletic Training major. Fall, Spring.

HP498 Independent Study

Advanced independent study. The student completes a written research project under supervision of a HPMS faculty member who, in consultation with the dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, determines the credit value. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Athletic Training or Exercise Science or Physical Education major and permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.