Credit Courses

(HPE) Health/Physical Education

HPE 091 - Introduction to Health Careers (2 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 034
Designed for any student interested in a career in the health professions. Provides an introduction to the educational pathways, roles, and responsibilities of health care providers, and an overview of a variety of health professions, plus opportunities to actually observe additional career options in the health care field. 2 lecture hours

HPE 101 - Basic Concepts of Nutrition (3 credits)
Prerequisites: MAT 033 and ENG 024 or equivalent
Study of the fundamental concepts of nutrition with emphasis on the relationships of nutrients to health. Topics include basic diet constituents, principles of body function, considerations for various age groups, dietary regulations, myths, food patterns, weight control, and food safety. 3 lecture hours
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HPE 105 - First Aid, CPR and AED (3 credits)
Prepares rescuers and lay responders with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to safely minimize the consequences of injury and illness and help sustain life in an emergency until medical help arrives. Successful candidates earn Basic Life Saving Healthcare Provider CPR/AED and Heartsaver First Aid Certifications through the American Heart Association. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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HPE 110 - Concepts of Health and Fitness (2 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 033 or equivalent
Through lectures and laboratories, essential knowledge and skills in health and all dimensions of wellness are explored. Through self-assessments, students develop a wellness profile and program designed to achieve and/or maintain optimal livelong health and wellness. Physical activity is required. 1 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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HPE 111 - Living With Health (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 034 or college-level proficiency in reading
Through self-assessments and critical thinking, students optimize their physical, psychological, social, intellectual and environmental well-being. Topics include health determinants, disease, disability, consumer education, health literacy, infectious and chronic diseases, aging, diversity, immediate and long-term effects of lifestyle choices including fitness, diet, stress management, destructive behaviors, dependency, and sexuality. 3 lecture hours
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HPE 113 - Medical Terminology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 101 placement
Basic medical terms with an emphasis on general organizational principles. Topics include the use of prefixes, suffixes, and roots to convey meaning. Exercises provide practice with vocabulary, pronunciation, and report writing. Appropriate for students in nursing, allied health, and medical office assistant programs. 3 lecture hours
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HPE 134 - Prevention, Assessment and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 103, ENG 101 and HPE 110 or HPE 111
The art and science of athletic training with emphasis on relating theory and practice. Topics include terminology; injury prevention; and the causes, symptoms, and care of common sports injuries. 3 lecture hours
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HPE 140 - Kinesiology for Exercise Science (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIO 103 with a minimum C grade
Open to all students interested in the study of human movement, introduces the concepts of locomotion, forces, levers, and bio-mechanics. Topics include origins, insertions, innervations, and actions of prime movers for the musculoskeletal system. 3 lecture hours
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HPE 151 - Introduction to Exercise Science (1 credit)
A series of lectures, guest presentations, and student-initiated field interviews introduces the history and future of exercise science; the wide range of related careers; current issues in health, wellness, and fitness; and various professional and certifying organizations. 1 lecture hour
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HPE 163 - Principles of Coaching (2 credits)
How to plan, organize, and direct a team sports program. Includes facilities, regulations, legal issues, safety, equipment, staffing, strategy, and public relations. Suitable for volunteers working in youth programs and students contemplating further study in sports and leisure services. 2 lecture hours
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HPE 171 - Personal Fitness (1 credit)
Assists in the development of a personal fitness program including weight and cardiovascular fitness equipment. Emphasizes strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, and weight control. A medical history is required; a physical exam may be required. Full-time students who complete this course may use the Fitness Center free of charge. 1 lecture hour
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HPE 225 - Beginning Tennis (1 credit)
Introduces new players to the following strokes and grips: forehand, backhand, serve, volley, lob, and overhead smash. Additionally addresses rules, scoring, tennis etiquette, and tennis vocabulary. Utilization of videotapes, practice drills, and game situations develop skills. 2 laboratory hours

HPE 226 - Intermediate and Advanced Tennis (1 credit)
Prerequisite: HPE 225 or permission of instructor
For students who have received formal instruction (such as HPE 225), have played competitively, or who have been playing for two or three years and can rally consistently with an opponent. Skills presented include the slice, drop shot, half volley, drop volley, offensive lob, defensive lob, and slice serves. Additionally covers footwork and strategy. 2 laboratory hours

HPE 241 - Applied Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 103, ENG 101
Addresses anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological effects of physical activity on the human body as well as methods of assessment and how to design and implement exercise programs for individuals and groups. Lab activities include practical applications of theoretical concepts. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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HPE 242 - Exercise Measurement and Prescription (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 103, BIO 104, HPE 241
Emphasizes development of the protocol knowledge and skills necessary for appropriate assessments and exercise prescriptions which cater to the physical fitness needs of generally healthy populations, those with medical protocol considerations, and athletic populations. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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HPE 243 - Exercise Science Field Experience (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 103, BIO 104, ENG 101, HPE 242
Provides essential experiences and networking opportunities in an exercise science setting suitable to student interests. Emphasizes career planning and the application of anatomy and physiology, basic nutrition, exercise measurements and prescription, exercise physiology, program management and promotion, and safety. Upon approval of their supervised setting, each student functions and contributes as a staff member for 225 hours.
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