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Curriculum in Health and Human Performance

The curriculum in Health and Human Performance is designed for students preparing to enter professional areas related to the health, exercise or sport science fields. Students majoring in Health and Human Performance may select one of six options: 1) Athletic Training, 2) Community and Public Health. 3) Exercise Science, 4) General Studies, 5) Health/Fitness Management, and 6) Physical Education Licensure.

Minors in dance, and athletic coaching are available; the requirements appear under Health and Human Performance, Courses and Programs.

A major in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis is available; the requirements appear under Curriculum in Performing Arts in Theatre.

Communication Proficiency

In order to meet graduation requirements, all students must earn an average of C (2.0) or better in Engl 150 and 250, with neither grade being lower than a C-. Students not meeting this condition must earn a C or better in an advanced writing course (select from Engl 220, 302, 309, or 314).

U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives

In order to meet graduation requirements, all students must complete 3 credits of course work in U.S. Diversity and 3 credits in International Perspectives. See university approved list.

Total credits required: 124 (46 credits in courses numbered 300 or above).

Total credits required: 124 (46 credits in courses numbered 300 or above).
Cr.
42 General Education
Anatomy
8 Biol 255, 255L, 256, and 256L
3 Introduction to Human Nutrition— FS HN 167
6 Mathematics and Computer Sciences
2-3 Mathematics/Statistics—select from Math 104, 140, 141, 142, 150, 165 OR Stat 101, 104, 226
3-4 Computer Science choice
9 Social Sciences
6 Humanities
12.5 Communication Skills
6 Freshman Composition—Engl 150, 250
3 Fundamentals of Public Speaking— Sp Cm 212
0.5 Library instruction—Lib 160
3 Business Communication—Engl 302, 314, or Sp Cm 312
17 Core requirements
3 Personal and Consumer Health—H S 110
3 Fields and Disciplines in HHP—Ex Sp 255
2 Concepts of Physical Fitness—Ex Sp 258
Advanced Core
(H S 110, Ex Sp 255, Ex Sp 258 should be completed prior to enrollment in the advanced core courses; students must have completed three of these courses with at least one from each sub-discipline; some courses have unique prerequisites which can be taken as part of General Education coursework)
Biological Basis of Physical Activity and Health Promotion
3 Biomechanics - Ex Sp 355
3 Physiology of Exercise—Ex Sp 358
3 Human Diseases—H S 350
Behavioral Basis of Physical Activity and Health Promotion
3 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity—Ex Sp 360
3 Sport Psychology—Ex Sp 365

OR Exercise Psychology—Ex Sp 366

3 Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan—Ex Sp 372
3 Consumer and Public Health—H S 310
Option 1. Athletic Training
The CAATE accredited athletic training option prepares students for the NATABOC certification examination or for graduate work in athletic training. Admission to the athletic training option is competitive and based on available department resources and will be determined on the basis of grades and other performance factors. Technical standards can be found on the athletic training website. Details are available from the Health and Human Performance Advising Office or the Athletic Training Education Program Director.
3 Basic Athletic Training for Athletic Trainers—Ex Sp 222
1 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum—Ex Sp 221
1 Introduction to Taping, Bracing, and Equipment Fitting - Ex Sp 240
3 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I— Ex Sp 224
1 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum—Ex Sp 225
3 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II— Ex Sp 226
1 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum—Ex Sp 227
3 Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers—Ex Sp 323
1 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum—Ex Sp 324
3 Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries— Ex Sp 326
1 Athletic Training Practicum— Ex Sp 327
3 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training—Ex Sp 425
3 Medical Concerns for the Athletic Trainer - Ex Sp 450
3 Legal Aspects of Sport—Ex Sp 445
4 Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription— Ex Sp 458
R Review of Athletic Training Competencies—Ex Sp 489
2 Instructor’s First Aid and CPR— H S 305
4 General Chemistry—Chem 163
1 Laboratory in General Chemistry— Chem 163L
4 Physics 106 or 111
3 Drug Education—H S 215
Elective to equal 124 total credits
The following courses are required; they can be taken as part of the General Education requirements:
3-5 Statistics - Stat 101, 104, 226
2-3 Mathematics—select from Math 140, 141, 142, 150, 165
The following six courses must also be taken; three can fulfill the ADVANCED CORE requirement: Ex Sp 355, 358, 360, 365, 372 and H S 350.
Option 2. Community and Public Health
This option emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention and prepares students for professional involvement in community health agencies which incorporate health services and the educational process. Students will be prepared for employment in state and public health agencies, volunteer health agencies, hospitals (patient education), and industry (health and wellness programs). Graduates are eligible to take the National Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam which recognizes qualified specialists in the diversified field of health education.
2 First Aid and Emergency Care— H S 105
3 Drug Education—H S 215
3 Worksite Health Promotion—H S 380
R Search Strategies for Field Experiences and Employment—H S 385
3 Administration of School Health—H S 390
3 Community Health Program Development—H S 430
2 General Microbiology—Micro 201
1 Intro Micro Lab—Micro 201L
3 Human Sexuality—HD FS 276
3 Aging and the Family—HD FS 377
3 Principles of Accident Prevention—I Tec 270
5 General Chemistry with lab—Chem 163 and 163L
4 Principles of Biology with lab—Biol 211 and 211L
3 Principles of Marketing—Mkt 340
3 Principles of Public Relations—Jl MC 220 or Publicity Methods—Jl MC 205
3-4 Select from Engl 309, Engl 313, HD FS 395, HD FS 449 or Jl MC 342/342L
10-16 Directed Field Experience—Ex Sp 485
Electives to equal 124 total credits
The following courses must also be taken. They can fulfill either General Education or Core requirements for the HHP major:
3 Statistics - Stat 101, 104, 226
3 Psych 230 or HD FS 102 (under Social Science choice)
The following three courses must also be taken; they will fulfill the ADVANCED CORE requirement; H S 310, 350 and Ex Sp 366.
Option 3. Exercise Science
The Exercise Science option is designed for students interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the science of human movement. By combining exercise science with another area of study to support an individualized program, this option is suitable for students interested in graduate study or who are preparing for advanced study leading to careers in medicine, physical therapy, or other allied health programs.
R Search Strategies for Field Experience and Employment— Ex Sp385
6 Two 300-400 level Ex Sp courses
26 Meet the requirements of a specialization area in a related field
Electives to equal 124 total credits
A statistics course and one of Math 140, 141, 142, or 165 must be selected in the General Education requirements.
The following six courses must also be taken; three can fulfill the ADVANCED CORE requirement: Ex Sp 355, 358, 360, 365 or 366, 372 and H S 350.
Option 4. General Studies
The general studies option is provided for students interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. In this option health, and human performance is combined with a concentration in another area of study to support an individualized program, such as community sport and recreation, dance, and other sport, exercise, or health related fields. Programs of study must be approved by the undergraduate program coordinator.
R Search Strategies for Field Experience and Employment— Ex Sp385
6 Additional 300-400 level Ex Sp courses
26 Credits in related areas of study (must be approved by Curriculum Coordinator)
8-12 Internship in Sport and Exercise Science—Ex Sp 476B
Electives to equal 124 total credits
The following courses must also be taken. They can fulfill the General Education requirements:
2-3 Mathematics—Select from Math 140, 141, 142, 150, 165
3-5 Statistics—select from Stat 101, 104, 226
4 Physics—Physics 106 or 111
The following five courses must also be taken: three can fulfill the ADVANCED CORE requirement: Ex Sp 355, 358, 360, 365, 372.
Option 5. Health/Fitness Management

This option prepares students for careers in the physical fitness/health field. It is designed for those who wish to prepare for professional roles as exercise specialists or program directors in corporate fitness programs, health clubs, cardiac rehabilitation programs, or other public and private agencies providing physical fitness activities.

2 Basic Athletic Training—Ex Sp 220
2 Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs—Ex Sp 259
3 Management of Health-Fitness Programs and Facilities - Ex Sp 345
3 Worksite Health Promotion—H S 380
R Search Strategies for Field Experiences and Employment—Ex Sp 385
4 Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription—Ex Sp 458
1 Internship in Exercise
Leadership —Ex Sp 459
3 Medical Aspects of Exercise—Ex Sp 462
8-16 Internship in Sport and Exercise Science—Ex Sp 485A
3 Principles of Organization and Management—Mgmt 370
3 Principles of Macroeconomics—Econ 101
4 Phys 106 or 111
Elective to equal 124 credits
The following courses are required: they can be taken as part of the General Education requirements:
2-3 Mathematics - select from Math 140, 141, 142, 150, 165
3-5 Statistics - select from Stat 101, 104, 226
The following five courses must also be taken: three can fulfill the ADVANCED CORE requirement: Ex Sp 355, 358, 366, 372 and H S 350.

Option 6. Physical Education Licensure

This option is designed for students seeking a license to teach physical education K-12. Students interested in preparing to coach must earn additional credits in: Ex Sp 220 and 315. Note: when making general education course selections, teacher licensure students must choose C I 201, Psych 230, a natural science and a U.S. history or political science course.

Physical education professional theory
2 Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs—Ex Sp 259
3 Elementary and Pre-school Movement Education—Ex Sp 312
0.5-1 Directed Field Experience in Elementary School Physical Education—Ex Sp 280
0.5-1 Directed Field Experience in Physical Education—Ex Sp 281
3 Teaching Physical Education— Ex Sp 375
3 Adapted Physical Education— Ex Sp 395
3 Evaluation in Physical Education— Ex Sp 470
3 Physical Education Curriculum Design and Program Organization—Ex Sp 475
Physical education professional activity and related courses
2 First Aid and Emergency Care— H S 105
1 Aquatics—Ex Sp 230
1 Tumbling and Gymnastics Skills— Ex Sp 231
1 Fundamentals of Self-defense— Ex Sp 237
1 Fundamentals of Outdoor and Adventure Activities—Ex Sp 238
1 Team Sport - Ex Sp 232 or 233
1 Individual Sport—Ex Sp 235 or 236
2 Dance—Dance 211
Electives to equal 124 total credits
4 Physics 106 or 111
The following five courses must also be taken; three can fulfill the ADVANCED CORE requirement: Ex Sp 355, 358, 360, 365 or 366, and 372.