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Human Performance and Movement Science

HP100 Issues in Physical Education and Sport

This course is designed to examine the historical perspectives and contemporary issues that have shaped the physical education, recreation, and sport professions. The course also introduces professional best practices in physical education, recreation and sport such as the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Fall.

HP154 Lifeguard Training

2 credits

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. Occasionally.

HP155 Water Safety Instructor

2 credits

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. Occasionally.

HP160 Cardiovascular Fitness

1 credit

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

HP161 Strength Training

1 credit

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

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. Occasionally.

HP177 Golf

1 credit

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

HP191 First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer

1 credit

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.

HP210 Principles of Coaching

Course highlights coach’s role and application of interdisciplinary knowledge from psychology, sociology, and physiology toward development of the individual or team for athletic performance. An understanding of sport psychology, legal liability, teaching skills, daily and seasonal planning, physical training. Spring.

INHP220 Physical Activity and Disease

An introduction to human physiology and the epidemiological evidence in regards to physical activity’s relationship with hypokinetic diseases including Cardiovascular Disease, Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Stroke, Cancer, Obesity and Mental Health. The course will integrate course content, epidemiological research review, and critical thinking to interpret physiological information concerning the human body adaptations due to physical activity on overall human health. Summer

HPPE235 Teaching Team Games & Sport

Basic concepts and instructional techniques for teaching Team Games and Sport to include (but not limited to): softball, floor hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball and flag football. Analysis of motor skill performance and feedback. Teaching emphasis on planning, progression, lesson organization, and application of tactics and strategy to team play. Fall

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. Occasionally.

HP242 EMT Practicum

2 credits

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. Occasionally.

HPPE245 Teaching Outdoor & Lifetime Activity

Basic concepts & instructional techniques for teaching outdoor & lifetime activities to include (but not limited to): tennis, pickleball, badminton, golf, bowling, outdoor adventure & seasonal activities. Analysis of motor skill performance & feedback. Teaching emphasis on planning, progression, lesson organization, & application of how to manage risks & safety outdoors. 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. Fall, Spring.

HPPE255 Teaching Fundamental Movement & Rhythmic Activity

Basic concepts and instructional techniques for teaching fundamental movement & rhythmic activities to include (but not limited to): locomotor, manipulative, and stability skills. Analysis of fundamental movement patterns and feedback. Teaching emphasis planning, progression, and application of developmentally appropriate movement & rhythmic activities. Lecture – Laboratory Course. Pre-requisite HPPE 235, HPPE 245 or permission of instructor. Fall – Odd

HPPE256 Rhythms

1 credit

Develops skill and knowledge to perform and teach selected rhythmic activities. Teaching emphasis on cueing. Prerequisites: Must be a PE major. Spring, odd years.

HPPE260 Total Fitness

2 credits

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 or permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE261 Fitness Curriculum for K-12 Learners

2 credits

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: PE major or permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE265 Teaching Fitness Child & Youth

Basic concepts, instructional techniques for teaching, assessing health-related concepts, developmentally appropriate activities to children & youth to include (but not limited to): components of fitness, basic training principles, & physiological basis for how physical activity influences body's systems. Teaching emphasis on planning, progression, lesson organization, & use of appropriate technology. Pre-requisite HPPE 235, HPPE 245 or permission of instructor. Fall – Even

HPPE268 Outdoor and Leisure Activities

2 credits

Develops basic knowledge and skills to provide safe outdoor and leisure activities appropriate in a physical education and physical activity setting. Prerequisites: PE major or permission of instructor. Spring, even years.

HPPE277 Invasion Games

2 credits

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

HPPE278 Net/Wall Games

2 credits

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 or permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE281 Fielding/Striking/Target Games

2 credits

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 or permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE283 Educational Gymnastics

1 credit

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 or permission of instructor. Spring, odd years.

HP290 Special Topics

1-6 credits

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

HP298 Independent Study

1-8 credits

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.

HP300 Applied Kinesiology

A lecture-lab experience focused on mechanical principles in the study of human movement. Expanding on the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems to gain an understanding of basic motor patterns, using qualitative & quantitative analysis exercise and sport movements. Prerequisites: BIO 230 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HP301 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 332 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring, Summer.

HP307 Sport Management

This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the complexities of Sport Management. The scope of this class includes definitions, basic theories, organizational structure, leadership skills, sport marketing, facility and event management, sport law, sport ethics, sport finance. This course is cross-listed with MGT 307. Prerequisites: MGT 101. Fall or Spring

IIHP310 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. Spring, 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: HP 300. 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 300, HPEX 250, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HP340 Epidemiology of Physical Activity

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: BIO 332 or permission of instructor. Spring.

HP341 Pathology, Pharmacology, & Exercise

An in-depth discussion of primary mechanisms, physiological mechanisms, the inflammatory process & pathophysiology associated with sport injuries & medical conditions. Students gain an understanding of the relevant pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics & recommended physical activity used in the treatment of conditions associated with health promotion and disease prevention relevant to an active population. Prerequisites: BIO 332 or permission of instructor.

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: Exercise Science or Physical Education, Public Health major, or permission of instructor. Fall.

IIHP352 Exercise Psychology

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding why only some people participate in physical activity. Students reflect on past and current experiences, examine psychological theories of motivation, and investigate the exercise high. Neurogenesis as the mechanism for cognitive and emotional benefits is explored. Students develop strategies for increasing exercise motivation in others. Prerequisite: 24 credits of ISP including ITW 101 and QL.

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: HP 100, PSYC 211, PE major, or permission of instructor. Fall.

HPPE361 Adapted P.E. & Sport

Treats legal issues and the concept of inclusion as they apply to the physical educator, and physical activity leader. Motor and perceptual motor development, screening/assessment, and programming. Adaptation of physical education and sport activities to meet special needs of students. Individual child work included. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 or permission of instructor. Spring.

HP362 Law & Ethics in Sport and Recreation

This course provides an overview of legal principles and ethical issues in sport and recreation. The course is designed to help future managers develop a legal and ethical decision-making process for a career in sport and recreation. Topics discussed include morality, professional code of ethics, tort law, contract law, etc. Prerequisite: HP 100. Fall.

HPPE363 Assessment of K-12 PE Learners

2 credits

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.

HPEX371 Strength & Conditioning Practicum

Provides a field experience in strength and conditioning in a sport program designed to give the student an opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate selected group fitness activities, practice sessions & conditioning programs. Prerequisites: HP 210, HPEX 335. 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 with a minimum grade of C. Fall, Spring.

HPPE374 Child and Youth Physical Activity Practicum 1

Provides an opportunity for students to plan, implement, and evaluate physical activity programs and gain knowledge of a recreational environment prior to HPPE 474 Practicum 2. Current certification in Adult and Child CPR and AED required. Prerequisites: PE major, Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist option, HPPE 360 (grade of C or higher), 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. Current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED required. Prerequisites: HPPE 255, HPPE 360 (grade C or higher), PE major, Teacher Certification Option, Admission to Educator Preparation, and permission of instructor. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPPE 376. Spring.

HPPE376 Practicum: Teaching Secondary

Provides an opportunity for students to plan, teach, and evaluate Physical Education lessons and units at the secondary school level, apply knowledge of secondary school students, and understand the role of Physical Education within the school curriculum. Proof of current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED. Prerequisites: HPPE 360 (grade C or higher), PE major, Teacher Certification option, Admission to Educator Preparation, and permission of instructor. Cannot be taken concurrently with HPPE 375. Fall.

HP444 Sports & Rec. Administration

Introduction to the principles of organizational structure within sport organizations, examines the principles, guidelines, and recommendations for the planning and management appropriate to sports programs, ranging from colleges to ultramodern fitness centers. Prerequisite: MGT 307 or HP 210, or permission of instructor.

HP460 Research Methods in Human Movement

This course moves beyond use of literature for evidence-based practice to development of an original research study. Quantitative and qualitative study designs are critically examined. Students apply univariate and bivariate analyses to answer research questions. Students experience the research process from question development through results interpretation first-hand via class activities. Pre-requisite HP 340, or permission of instructor, Spring

HPEX472 Exercise Science Externship

4-12 credits

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. Proof of current certification in Adult and Child CPR and AED. Prerequisites: HPPE 374 (grade C or higher), PE major, Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist option, and permission of instructor. Spring.

HPPE475 Student Teaching: Elementary

6 credits

Full-time placement in a elementary physical education setting. Supervision provided by college supervisor and field-based professional toward mastery of principles, attitudes, and techniques for successful teaching. Proof of current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of Educator Preparation Office. Spring.

HPPE476 Student Teaching: Secondary

6 credits

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. Proof of current certification in Standard First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of Educator Preparation Office. Spring.

HPPE477 Student Teaching Seminar

2 credits

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. Spring.

HP490 Advanced Special Topics

1-8 credits

Study of a selected topic in Human Performance & Movement Science at an advanced level. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite: EXS, PE or SRM 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.

HP498 Independent Study

1-8 credits

Advanced independent study. The student completes a written research project under supervision of a HPMS faculty member who, in consultation with the Dean's Office determines the credit value. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Exercise Science, Physical Education or Sport & Recreation Management major and permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.