Health and Exercise Science (HES)
Academic Catalog: 2012–2013
- Jeanne Herman, Chairperson
- Aaron Banks
- Joshua Harbitz
- Mary Joos, Clinical Education Coordinator-ATEP
- Kent Kalm
- Karl Larson
- Kyle Momsen, Director-ATEP
- Stephanie Otto
- Bonnie Reimann
- Bruce Van Duser (On leave, Fall 2012)
- Troy Banse
- Mitchell Bockenstedt
- Matt Eberhardt
- Jedidiah Friedrich
- Mark Hanson
- Peter Haugen
- Michael Middleton
- Scott Moe
- Dan Wolfe
- Rachel More
- Kelly Sandstrom
The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers majors in Physical Education, Health Education, Health Fitness, and Athletic Training and two teaching majors. Students may also complete a minor in Coaching. The department’s general education curriculum provides opportunities for participation in a broad range of physical activities which are designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve personal fitness. Exploration of lifetime activities, health-related skills, and application of safety skills are other important goals within the general education program.
Students who do not attain a grade of C– or greater in any of the departmental courses required for any of the HES majors will need to re-take the course(s) prior to graduation.
- Physical Education Major: Students who complete a major in Physical Education without seeking state teaching licensure are preparing for careers in recreation or graduate study. 11.25 courses are required, in addition to a presentation of the senior electronic portfolio (HES-090): HES-200, HES-201, HES-202, HES-205, HES-207, HES-208, HES-209,HES-218, HES-224, HES-227, HES-232, HES-233, HES-237, HES-302, HES-304, HES-305, HES-306, HES-316, and T/D-102 or T/D-105
- Physical Education Teaching Major: Admission to the Physical Education Teaching major is by application and interview in the Department of Education, normally during the sophomore year. Teaching majors must complete all requirements of the Physical Education major, HES-094, and all courses required for licensure, including student teaching (see Department of Education). Contact Dr. Jeanne Herman for additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Health Education Major: Students who complete a major in Health Education without seeking state teaching licensure are preparing to pursue graduate study in school or community health education. The following courses are required, in addition to presentation of the senior electronic major portfolio (HES-090): HES-200, HES-201, HES-216, HES-217, HES-222, HES-223, HES-229, HES-230, HES-233, HES-237, HES-355, HES-360, HES-397, and COM-120.
- Health Education Teaching Major: Admission to the Health Education Teaching major is by application and interview in the Department of Education, normally during the sophomore year. Teaching majors must complete all requirements of the Health Education major (10 courses), and all courses required for licensure, including student teaching (see Department of Education). Contact Dr. Jeanne Herman for additional information (email@example.com).
- Health Fitness Major: The Health Fitness major is offered for those students who wish to prepare for graduate studies and/or other professional opportunities in fitness and health promotion.
Application Process for the Health Fitness Major
The curriculum for the health fitness major includes knowledge and skill criteria for professional certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Association of Strength and Conditioning, the American Council on Exercise and allied health post-graduate opportunities. Due to these criteria and to the individual attention needed for students during laboratory experiences, physical practicum examinations, and restricted laboratory facilities and equipment, up to 28 students may be accepted into the major each year. The sequencing of courses necessitates that students begin taking required courses the fall of their sophomore year or before to ensure completion in four years.
Requirements: At least 1.5 course credits from the following list of courses will be completed by the end of the fall semester: HES-220, HES-222, HES-226, HES-233, HES-234, HES-235, or HES-305.
Application Materials:An essay describing why you want to be a Health Fitness major, knowledge of the Health Fitness major and post-graduate opportunities related to the major.
One college transcript—the registrar will provide an official record after fall grades are reported.
Completed applications must be sent by on-campus or off-campus postal mail to:Stephanie Otto, Ph.D.Department of Health and Exercise ScienceGustavus Adolphus College800 West College AvenueSaint Peter, MN 56082-1498
Completed applications must be submitted prior to Thanksgiving break. Late applications and incomplete packets will not be processed. Notifications of acceptance will be January 31. Due to the sequencing of required courses, juniors applying for the major may need to take an extra semester or year to complete the major.
Courses required for the Health Fitness major:
Choose one from: BIO-101, BIO-118, or CHE-107.
HES-220, HES-222, HES-226, HES-234, HES-235, HES-305, HES-308, HES-310, HES-313, HES-350, HES-351, HES-398, and HES-092 Senior Research Project.
At least 1 course credit of an approved full-time 12-15 week internship (HES-368). This Internship is performed after the junior year.
Current American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR certification is a prerequisite for HES-350 and many internships.
Contact Dr. Bruce Van Duser for additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Athletic Training Major: The Health and Exercise Science Department offers an Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. This program is provided for students who are interested in the field of athletic training. Moreover, this major may be combined with other health-related majors/programs such as Health Fitness or other allied health areas. Admission to the ATEP is competitive and limited.
Students wishing to apply for admission to the ATEP must enroll and complete HES-200, HES-203, HES-234, and HES-305. Sophomore students are evaluated during this semester with a limited number accepted into the major in the spring. Criteria for the selection process are included in the application packet and are available on the ATEP website at gustavus.edu/academics/hes/atr/apply.php. Transfer students must complete three years in the program and participate in the evaluation process as fall semester sophomores.
Sophomore students accepted into the major begin clinical field experience (HES-303) during the spring semester. During January of the sophomore year, Athletic Training student majors are encouraged to complete a four-week career exploration in their desired field or job setting. During the junior (HES-307 and HES-311) and senior (HES-312, HES-318, and HES-353) years, clinical field experiences will include application of skills and techniques involved with the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of injury/illness while under the supervision of athletic trainers and other allied health care professionals. Upon completion of the major the student is qualified to sit for the BOC certification examination.
There are 12.75 course credits required for the major: HES-200, HES-203, HES-206, HES-222, HES-231, HES-234, HES-235, HES-303, HES-305, HES-307, HES-308, HES-311, HES-312, HES-318, HES-320, HES-349, and HES-353.
Contact Kyle Momsen, Director-ATEP, for additional information (email@example.com).
Coaching Minor: The Gustavus Coaching minor meets standards created by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and includes courses required by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The minor has both a required core and required elective courses as follows:
- Required Core: 2.5 course credits
HES-200, First Aid and CPR; HES-205, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries; HES-207, Motor Learning; HES-208, Physiology of Exercise for Physical Education and Coaching; HES-218, Foundations of Sport and Coaching; and one from HES-251 to HES-285, Coaching Practicum.
- Required Electives: A minimum equivalent of 1.5 course credits selected from the following:
HES-116, Weight Training; HES-221, Adolescent Health and Drug Issues, or HES-217, Drug Education, or HES-231, Drugs, Sport, and Human Performance; HES-222, Nutrition and Exercise; HES-122 or HES-223, Relaxation or Stress Management; a second practicum from HES-251 to HES-285, Coaching Practicum; HES-305, Kinesiology; EDU-330 or PSY-234, Developmental and Educational Psychology or Developmental Psychology.
Contact Bonnie Reimann for additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teaching Certification: See Department of Education.
090 Senior Portfolio (0 course) Senior majors in Physical Education and Health Education must develop an e-Portfolio based on departmental guidelines. The Portfolio is presented to the department faculty spring of the senior year or during student teaching. Student must earn a grade of “Pass” to complete the major. Fall and Spring semesters.
092 Health Fitness Senior Research Presentation (0 course) The senior health fitness major will present a completed research project at a professional/organizational venue if possible or at a scheduled departmental session. If the research is not presented outside of the college, the student must write a full manuscript and present the research at a departmental or college-wide session. Data collection may be obtained prior to the semester of presentation. Prerequisites: HES-308, HES-310, HES-313. Permission is required from the instructor for the Fall semester. Fall and Spring semesters.
094 Methods Practicum (0 course) Physical Education Teaching majors will serve as teaching assistants in an activity or fitness course. Permission required. Prerequisites: HES-224, HES-304
100 Required Personal Fitness for Non-majors (.5 course) Fourteen-week instructional activities in personal fitness, FIT, Fall and Spring semesters.
102-199 Physical Education Activities for Non-majors (.13 course to .25 course) Seven-week or fourteen-week courses that focus on lifetime sports and activities. ACT, Fall and Spring semesters.
200 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (.25 course) This course is designed to teach first aid and CPR/AED to a college audience. Upon completion of the requirements the student will earn certification in first aid and CPR/AED. Fall and Spring semesters.
201 Health Education, Personal and Community (1 course) The six CDC priority health areas are introduced and studied to guide the student toward intelligent self-direction of health behavior, and concomitant quality of life. Community and environmental problems are studied as challenges to interrelate the responsibilities of the individual to society and to acquaint the individual with health-related resources available for welfare and protection. This course is designed as an introductory course for Health Education, Physical Education, and Athletic Training majors. WRITD, Spring semester.
202 Aquatics (WSI) (.5 course) This aquatics WSI course introduces Fundamentals of Instructor Training, Whales Tales program, Parent and Child Aquatic program, Water Safety, and the Learn to Swim Program. The course is structured to prepare and certify one to teach Red Cross swimming courses. To be certified, one must pass skill and written exams in accordance with established Red Cross standards. Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming skills. Spring semester, odd years.
203 Introduction to Athletic Training (.5 course) This course is designed for students interested in applying for the Athletic Training major and pursuing a career in athletic training. Course content focuses on the profession of athletic training as an allied health care profession, and working with patients on the prevention, recognition, evaluation and appropriate care of musculoskeletal injuries. Fall semester.
205 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (.5 course) Students majoring in Physical Education or completing the Coaching minor take this course. This course is an introduction to the prevention, recognition, and management of athletic injuries with practical application of the skills required. Fall semester.
206 Medical Topics in Athletic Training (1 course) Students in this course will explore medical topics relevant to athletic training. The course is designed for sophomore AT majors. Topics will include risk factors of congenital and acquired abnormalities, epidemiology, wellness screening, health maintenance, special populations, psychosocial concepts, and other areas as required by accreditation standards. This course will also cover the necessary knowledge and skills that athletic trainers must possess to recognize, treat, and refer patients with medical conditions and disabilities to the appropriate health care provider. Spring semester.
207 Motor Learning (.5 course) Physical Education majors and students who wish to complete a minor in Coaching take this course. The course focus is on basic principles of motor learning and its relationship to performance. Spring semester.
208 Exercise Physiology for Physical Education and Coaching (.5 course) This course deals with basic physiological training and adaptation as related to the performance of sports skills and physical education instruction. The course is intended for physical education majors and students who wish to complete a minor in Coaching. It is not open to Athletic Training or Health Fitness majors who must complete HES-308. Fall semester.
209 History and Principles of Physical Education (.5 course) This course is designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the significant purpose and place of physical education and sport in our educational system, currently and historically. Emphasis is placed on the philosophical and sociological heritage of physical education and sport, including basic concepts, problems, and issues of each in the development of our profession. The design and implementation of instructional materials will be introduced. WRITD, Fall semester.
214 Medical Terminology (.25 course) This course is designed to provide an introduction to medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. The course will be using a programmed learning approach to learn word parts for constructing or analyzing new terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation. Abbreviations will also be integrated into the content for each unit. Offered annually.
216 Human Disease and Prevention (.5 course) This course introduces students to fundamental principles relating to chronic diseases, infectious diseases, safety, and injuries. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the cause, prevention, and control of non-infectious and infectious diseases. Students will learn community health approaches to identification and prevention of disease and injury. Environmental, physical, social and lifestyle issues are considered. Spring semester, even years.
217 Drug Education (.5 course) Information and discussions will focus on the context for drug use in America, personal and social implications of drug use and abuse, adolescent use, the nature and development of a dependency, and drug education and prevention programs. Drug abuse prevention will be discussed with specific reference to American public schools and adolescents. This course satisfies the MN State Teaching Board, AAHE, and NCATE requirements and competencies for students pursuing a major in health education. It also promotes understanding and critical thinking about societal drug issues. Credit cannot be earned for this course, if credit has been earned for HES-221 or HES-231. Spring semester, even years.
218 Foundations of Sport and Coaching (.5 course) This course stresses the history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology of sport and coaching. Special sections will cover the history of the Olympics, developing a coaching philosophy, motivation, and ethics. Those students who wish to coach and/or teach physical education in Minnesota schools must complete this course. Fall and Spring semesters.
220 Research and Statistics in Health and Exercise Science (1 course) Students will present written and oral reports on current issues in health and exercise science. They will develop a research question, a review of pertinent literature regarding the question, a statement of purpose, and a methodology to test the research question. Students will learn to apply statistical methods for analyzing health and exercise related research data. The research proposal and statistical skills developed in this course may be utilized for future data collection, data analysis, and presentation. Fall semester.
221 Adolescent Health and Drug Issues (.5 course) This course is designed for students completing secondary education and for majors in Health Education. Discussion will focus on contemporary health problems such as depression, eating disorders, attention deficit disorders, cutting, suicide, abusive dating relationships, and alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse. Readings and assignments will help middle and high school teachers better understand each health issue, how they are diagnosed and treated, their impact on teaching and learning, and the teacher’s role in supporting students. Discussion will emphasize the importance of prevention, intervention, referral, and school-based services. Credit cannot be earned for this course, if credit has been earned for HES-217 or HES-231. Fall and Spring semesters.
222 Applied Human Nutrition (.5 course) This course emphasizes basic nutritional principles and concepts, their application to personal health and the relationship between food and its use by the human body for energy, regulation, structure, and optimal health. Discussion of issues in nutrition during various stages of the life cycle and specific chronic diseases will be addressed. This course is required for all Health Fitness, Health Education, and Athletic Training majors. This course will not satisfy the Nutrition requirement for the Nursing major. Fall and Spring semesters.
223 Stress Management (.5 course) This course will introduce students to the theory, biology, and concepts related to stress management. Emphasis is placed on establishing the influence of culture, personality, perception, and behavior on the stress response. Individual interventions and personal reflection are used to assist students in developing greater understanding of the role of stress in their life. Spring semester.
224 Introduction to Physical Education Teaching (1 course) This course will provide Physical Education majors the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of teaching methods, write lesson and unit plans, peer teach, and develop assessment techniques. Course content will include the teaching of fitness activities (aerobics, weight training, cardiovascular machines, continuous and interval walk/jog conditioning), multicultural activities (yoga, self-defense, stress management), and invasion games (basketball, soccer, speedball, football, and ultimate Frisbee). An emphasis will be placed on the essential elements and sequencing of basic motor skills, professionalism, principles of movement, and the use of appropriate instructional teaching cues for physical activity. Officiating will be included where appropriate, Spring semester, odd years.
226 Community Health Education Theory and Practice (.5 course) Students will explore the role of the health education professional in community settings. Topics may include: community and environmental health issues, the health care system’s role in prevention, health behavior theory, planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs, and professional issues and ethics. This course is required for Health Fitness majors. Fall semester.
227 Teaching Methods of Dance and Gymnastics (.5 course) The study of dance includes methods of teaching folk, line, square, and social dance. Gymnastics includes tumbling, floor exercise, and all apparatus. Fall semester, odd years.
229 The Coordinated School Health Program (.5 course) This course introduces students to the Coordinated School Health program. It will investigate the relationship of health education to physical education, nutrition, community programs, and social services. Students will investigate all eight dimensions of CSH and design a plan to implement a comprehensive program. This course is required for Health Education majors. Fall semester, odd years.
230 Sexuality Education (.5 course) This course is required for Health Education majors and also would be beneficial to students preparing to teach in other disciplines. Biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of sexuality education will be introduced. Strategies for implementing and conducting a sexuality program with emphasis on learning and teaching about the reduction and prevention of STD/HIV are major concepts within the course. Sexual decisions, improving the decision-making process, and considering how health decisions impact the individual, family, and community will also be examined. Spring semester, even years.
231 Drugs, Sport and Human Performance (.5 course) This course is directed towards athletic training students and those completing a coaching minor. The course focuses on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and proper use of OTC medications, common prescription medications, naturopathic herbals and supplements. Intervention, the effects of drug use on athletic performance, drug testing, drug policy issues, and pharmacological topics, as well as the socio-cultural impact of drug use and abuse, will be discussed. Credit cannot be earned for this course, if credit has been earned for HES-217 or HES-221. Spring semester.
232 Elementary Physical Education Content and Methods (1 course) This course introduces potential undergraduate Elementary Education and Physical Education majors to the basic content knowledge and pedagogy of elementary physical education. The study of effective teaching, learning theories, basic movement principles, and activities included in a quality, well-rounded elementary physical education program is emphasized. FIT and ACT, Fall and Spring semesters.
233 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (1 course) A study of the structure and functions of the organ systems of the human body with applications to activities encountered in everyday life. The course consists of three lectures and two laboratory hours per week (concurrent enrollment in laboratory required). This course is required for and may only be taken by majors in Physical Education, Health Education, and Nursing. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, NASP, Fall and Spring semesters.
234 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (1 course) An in-depth study of the structure and functions of the human body: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week (concurrent enrollment in laboratory required). This course is required of Health Fitness and Athletic Training majors and is recommended for students completing allied health profession programs. NASP, Fall semester.
235 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (1 course) An in-depth study of the structure and functions of the human body: endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week (concurrent enrollment in laboratory required). The course is required of Health Fitness and Athletic Training majors and is recommended for students completing allied health profession programs. Spring semester.
237 Information Literacy in Health and Physical Education (.5 course) Health and Physical Education majors must be able to access, interpret, evaluate, and utilize sources of information. Understanding the role of media and technology in affecting knowledge, attitudes, and practices will be explored. Students will investigate health and physical education software, educational applications, and learn how to use technology effectively to enhance teaching and learning. An ePortfolio is designed as part of this course. Students will work in a computer laboratory during some class sessions. Fall semester, odd years.
Coaching Practicum Courses
These courses prepare the student to coach all phases of the particular sport. One practicum is required for completion of a minor in Coaching. Conditioning, strategy, skill analysis and development, organization of administrative details, theory, and film analysis are addressed within each practicum. Assignments generally include assisting practice sessions and/or classroom seminars, and additional work may be required at the discretion of the instructor. Enrollment is by permission only. For on-campus practicum courses, contact Bonnie Reimann.
- 251 Wrestling Practicum (.25 course)
- 252, 253 Baseball Practicum (.25 course)
- 254, 256 Men’s Basketball Practicum (.25 course)
- 255, 256 Women’s Basketball Practicum (.25 course)
- 257, 258 Football Practicum (.25 course)
- 259, 261 Men’s Golf Practicum (.25 course)
- 260, 261 Women’s Golf Practicum (.25 course)
- 262, 263 Gymnastics Practicum (.25 course)
- 264, 265 Cross-Country Practicum (.25 course)
- 266, 267 Nordic Ski Practicum (.25 course)
- 269, 271 Men’s Soccer Practicum (.25 course)
- 270, 271 Women’s Soccer Practicum (.25 course)
- 272, 273 Softball Practicum (.25 course)
- 274, 275 Swimming Practicum (.25 course)
- 276, 278 Men’s Tennis Practicum (.25 course)
- 277, 278 Women’s Tennis Practicum (.25 course)
- 279, 280 Track Practicum (.25 course)
- 281, 283 Men’s Hockey Practicum (.25 course)
- 282, 283 Women’s Hockey Practicum (.25 course)
- 284, 285 Volleyball Practicum (.25 course)
303 Athletic Training Techniques I (1 course) An advanced course designed for Athletic Training majors. This course includes an in-depth review of musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremity that includes the prevention, orthopedic assessment, evaluation, recognition, rehabilitation and disposition of musculoskeletal injuries. The course uses evidence based practice and an integrated approach to address athletic training competencies. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Athletic Training Education Program. Spring semester.
304 Methods for Teaching Physical Education (1 course) This course will provide Physical Education majors the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of teaching methods, write lesson and unit plans, peer teach, and develop assessment techniques. Course content will include the teaching of adventure activities (climbing, canoeing, orienteering), net games (volleyball, badminton, tennis, and pickle ball), and target and fielding games (golf, bocce ball, track and field). An emphasis will be placed on the essential elements and sequencing of basic motor skills, professionalism, principles of movement, and the use of appropriate instructional teaching cues for physical activity. Officiating will be included where appropriate. ACT, Spring semester, even years.
305 Kinesiology (.5 course) Structural and applied musculoskeletal anatomy relative to human movement and sports skill. This course concentrates on muscles, their origins, insertions, and actions. Fall and Spring semesters.
306 Adaptive Physical Education (.5 course) This course will include information concerning legal mandates and placement of children with disabilities into physical education. Collaborative program development, the parent-teacher team, assessment and evaluation, and cognitive-perceptual development will be studied. Spring semester, odd years.
307 Athletic Training Techniques II (1 course) An advanced course designed for Athletic Training majors. This course includes an in-depth review of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremity that includes the prevention, orthopedic assessment, evaluation, recognition, rehabilitation and disposition of musculoskeletal injuries. The course uses evidence based practice and an integrated approach to address athletic training competencies. This course also prepares the student for scholarly writing. Prerequisite: HES-303. WRITD, Fall semester.
308 Physiology of Exercise (1 course) Specifically designed for Athletic Training and Health Fitness majors. Consideration of nature and significance of the processes and adaptations taking place in the body through exercise. Health Fitness majors should take this course in the junior year. Prerequisites: HES-234, HES-305. Spring semester.
310 Physiological Assessment (1 course) This is a course in applied techniques for the measurement of exercise bioenergetics, neuromuscular performance, cardiorespiratory fitness, and other health components. Particular emphasis is given to the development of fitness testing skills and knowledge necessary for professional (ACSM and NSCA) certifications. Prerequisites: HES-220, HES-222, HES-226, HES-234, HES-305 and concurrent enrollment in HES-313. Spring semester.
311 Athletic Training Techniques III (1 course) An advanced course designed for Athletic Training Majors. This course focuses on the prevention, orthopedic assessment, evaluation, recognition, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries to the head, neck, spine, thorax, and hips. The course uses evidence based practice and an integrated approach to address athletic training competencies. Prerequisite: HES-307. Spring semester.
312 Leadership in Athletic Training (1 course) An advanced course designed for Athletic Training Majors. This course focuses on the leadership skills necessary to be a medical professional as well as the organization, administration, and clinical decision-making skills required by the entry level athletic trainer. The course uses evidence based practice and an integrated approach to address athletic training competencies. Prerequisites: HES-311. Fall semester.
313 Health Fitness Methods (1 course) This course focuses on adult health promotion. Students will develop skills in researching and writing a resource module on a pertinent health topic, presenting health information to adult groups, and leading adult exercise. Prerequisites: HES-220, HES-222, HES-226, HES-234, HES-305 and concurrent enrollment in HES-308 and HES-310. Spring semester.
315 Elementary Health Education Content and Methods (1 course) This course addresses the foundations of K–8 health education, including the Coordinated School Health Program, national standards, state requirements, behavioral theories, risk reduction, health promotion, and personal and social skill development. Content across the ten health education topics and developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and resources will be studied. Prerequisite: permission of Education Department coordinator. Fall and Spring semesters.
316 Physical Education Curriculum (.5 course) This course examines national and state standards in physical education and their application to comprehensive curricula in the coordination, organization, and administration of physical education programs. Mission, philosophy, goals, content standards, and assessment measures in current physical education curricular models are examined. Spring semester, odd years.
318 January Senior Athletic Training Clinical Lab (.25 course) This course provides athletic training students the opportunity to participate in clinical education, discuss evidence based practice, and become trained in the Graston® Technique. Prerequisite: admission into Athletic Training Education Program. January Term.
320 Physical Agents in Athletic Training (1 course) This course focuses on the appropriate clinical application of physical agents in physically active patients. Students will comprehend the underlying theories, physiological effects, indications, contraindications of various therapeutic modalities utilized in the treatment of orthopedic injuries. Prerequisite: admission into Athletic Training Education Program. Fall semester.
349 Advanced Aspects in Athletic Training (.5 course) This course focuses on the organization, administration, and clinical decision-making skills required of the entry level athletic trainer. Special focus will be given to medical professionalism via topics presented by health care professions from various other settings and specialties. Prerequisite: HES-307. Fall semester.
350 Fitness Specialist (.5 course) The senior Health Fitness major will perform and interpret assessments in the human performance laboratory. Classroom and laboratory activities will focus on professionalism in a working physiological testing laboratory, data collection and reduction, and research activity. Prerequisites: HES-308, HES-310, and HES-313; current American Red Cross or American Heart Association First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR certification; and concurrent enrollment in HES-351 and HES-398. Permission required for the Fall semester. Fall and Spring semesters.
351 Personal Training (.5 course) This course is designed for the senior health fitness major to learn and apply training principals and techniques to prepare for certifications for personal training (CPT) and strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and personal training for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). This course also includes a physical component that involves active exercises with free weights, weight machines, flexibility, and plyometrics. Permission required for the Fall semester. Fall and Spring semesters.
353 Senior Seminar In Athletic Training (.5 course) An advanced course designed for Athletic Training Majors. This course serves as a capstone to the athletic training major. Students should be ready for the BOC examination upon completion of the course. The course uses evidence based practice and an integrated approach to address athletic training competencies as well as address professional development and current issues in athletic training. Prerequisite: HES-312. Spring semester.
355 The School Health Program (1 course) This course explores philosophical and historical perspectives as a foundation for the school health program. Curriculum, design, development, implementation and assessment are discussed. Students construct and critique needs assessment tools and develop a scope and sequence for a unit topic. This unit is further developed in HES-360. Prerequisite: HES-226. WRITD, Fall semester, even years.
360 Instructional Strategies in Health Education (1 course) In this course, students completing the health education major consider theory and foundations for active teaching and learning. Instructional strategies that engage children and teens in the learning process will be studied along with lesson planning. Opportunities also will be provided for students to gain teaching experience. Prerequisite: HES-355. Spring semester, odd years.
268, 368 Career Exploration, Internship (Course value to be determined) Off-campus employment experience related to the student’s major. HES-268; January Interim. Prerequisites for HES-368 are HES-308, HES-310 and HES-313. HES-368 is offered Fall, Spring, and Summer terms before or after the senior year.
391 Independent Study Projects in Physical Education and Health (1 course) Students will select an area for study within the discipline and present a written outline of a proposed project to a professor within the department who specializes in that specific area and who is willing to work individually with the student. Once the proposal is finalized, it is submitted to all faculty members within the department. Departmental approval is required before work on the project can begin. Prerequisite: written permission of the instructor responsible for supervision. Fall and Spring semesters and January Interim.
397 Seminar in Health Education (.5 course) This senior seminar is a capstone course that will focus on critical thinking and professional issues associated with school health education. Students will explore discipline-specific writing and complete several writing projects. Knowledge and skills required for graduate study will be explored. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in HES-355. WRITD, Fall semester.
398 Health Fitness Seminar (1 course) This capstone course for the Health Fitness major requires reading, writing, and discussion on pertinent topics in fitness, health promotion, and medicine. Prerequisites: HES-308, HES-310, HES-313 and concurrent enrollment in HES-350 and HES-351. WRITD, Fall and Spring semesters.