Health and Exercise Science (HES)
Academic Catalog: 2016–2017
- Karl Larson, Co-Chairperson
- Aaron Banks, Co-Chairperson (On leave, Spring 2017)
- Elizabeth Drake (Visiting, 2016-2017)
- Joshua Harbitz
- Kiki Harbitz
- Mary Joos
- Stephanie Otto
- Bonnie Reimann
- Hayley Russell
- Cynthia Turley (Visiting, 2016-2017)
- Bruce Van Duser
- Troy Banse
- Laura Burnett-Kurie
- Jon Carlson
- Mark Hanson
- Peter Haugen
- Michael Middleton
- Scott Moe Nathanael
- Otto Corey Shea
- Dan Wolfe
- Rachel More
The Department of Health and Exercise Science provides educational opportunities in theory, practice, scholarship, and service pertaining to health-related fields and wellbeing. Through diverse curricular offerings and general education experiences, the department provides members of the Gustavus community with opportunities to enhance their personal wellbeing and become leaders in their professions while embodying the core values of Gustavus—excellence, community, justice, service, and faith.
The department offers comprehensive majors in Health & Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, and one teaching major. Students may also complete a minor in Coaching or Public Health. The department’s general education curriculum provides opportunities for participation in a broad range of physical activities that 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.
Health & Physical Education Major (HPE):
Students who complete a major in Health & Physical Education (HPE) without seeking state teaching licensure are preparing for work with children, youth, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of movement-related settings. Students pursuing HPE develop knowledge, skills, and perspectives for work in community-based outreach programs, parks and recreation, fitness, health promotion or public health education, and afterschool or camp settings. The HPE program includes a rigorous set of theoretical foundations courses as well as a core set of applied pedagogy courses. Many students pair the HPE major with a second academic major, such as Exercise Physiology, or pursue a Coaching or Public Health minor. Program graduates frequently pursue graduate study in various kinesiology-related disciplines, such as sport pedagogy, parks and recreation, sport management, and sport psychology. If a student has questions about the major, please contact Dr. Bonnie Reimann (firstname.lastname@example.org). 10.25 courses are required, in addition to presenting the senior portfolio. The following courses are required: HES-090, HES-094, HES-200, HES-202, HES-207, HES-208, HES-209,HES-211, HES-221, HES-232, HES-233, HES-304, HES-306, HES-316, and HES-397.
Health & Physical Education Teaching Major (HPE):
Students who complete a major in Health & Physical Education (HPE), with state teaching licensure, are preparing for work in K-12 educational settings. Program graduates teach, and often coach, at the K-12 level, seek Adapted Physical Education licensure, and/or pursue graduate study in Kinesiology-related disciplines. Teaching majors must complete all requirements of the HPE major and all courses required for licensure, including student teaching (see Department of Education). Admission to the HPE Teaching major is by application and interview in the Department of Education, normally during the sophomore year. Contact Dr. Bonnie Reimann for additional information.
Exercise Physiology Major:
The Exercise Physiology 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 Exercise Physiology Major: The curriculum for the Exercise Physiology 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-219, HES-220, HES-222, HES-227, HES-234, HES-235, or HES-305.
- Application Materials:
- An essay describing why you want to be an Exercise Physiology major, knowledge of the Exercise Physiology major and post-graduate opportunities related to the major. (Provide your name, ID number, and email at the top of the essay.)
- One college transcript—a copy of the WebAdvisor academic record Completed applications must be submitted to:
- Stephanie Otto, Ph.D.
- Department of Health and Exercise Science Gustavus Adolphus College
- 800 West College Avenue Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498
- Completed applications must be received by 5 pm on the final class day prior to Thanksgiving break. Late applications and incomplete packets will not be processed. Notifications of acceptance are made by 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 Exercise Physiology major:
- HES-219, HES-220, HES-227, HES-234, HES-235, HES-300, HES-308, HES-310, HES- 313, HES-350, HES-351, and HES-398.
- An internship (HES-368) may be performed as an elective after the junior year.
- American Red or American Heart Association Adult CPR & AED certification is a prerequisite for HES-350 and many internships. CPR/AED certification must be current during HES-350.
Athletic Training Major:
The Health and Exercise Science Department offers an Athletic Training Program (ATP) 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. Admission to the ATP is competitive and limited.
Students wishing to apply for admission to the ATP must enroll and complete, or be completing, HES-200, HES-203, HES-234, and HES-305. Sophomore students are evaluated during the fall 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 ATP website. Transfer students must complete two and a half years in the program and participate in the evaluation process as fall semester sophomores.
Sophomore students accepted into the major begin clinical field experience (HES303) during the spring semester. During January of the sophomore year, Athletic Training student majors are encouraged, but not required, 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 12.50 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, and HES-353.
Contact Mary Joos, Director-ATP, (email@example.com) for additional information.
Public Health Minor:
The minor in Public Health provides an introduction to the basic concepts and principles related to the provision and understanding of community-based health services and programs. A grade of C- or higher is required in each of the courses in the minor, along with an overall GPA of 2.333 for the minor.
- Required Core: 4 courses.
- NUR-253 Introduction to Public Health
- HES-211 Health Behavior
- HES-227 Health Program Planning
- HES-238 Introduction to Epidemiology
- Fundamentals of Microbiology
- E/M-244 Economics of Health Care
- HES-212 Lifespan Development
- HES-236 Systems and Modalities in Alternative Health
- NUR-201 Pre-Health Professions
- NUR-202 Research in Health Science
- REL-243 Ethics and Medicine
Contact Dr. Karl Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional Information.
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-122, Relaxation
- HES-221, Adolescent Health and Drug Issues
- HES-231, Drugs, Sport, and Human Performance
- HES-222, Nutrition and Exercise
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
Contact Dr. Bonnie Reimann (email@example.com) for additional information.
Teaching Certification: See Department of Education.
Health and Excercise Science Courses
090 Senior Portfolio (0 course) Non-teaching senior majors in Health & Physical Education must develop an e-Portfolio based on departmental guidelines while teaching senior majors will develop their edTPA according to Department of Education 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.
094 Methods Practicum (0 course) Health & Physical Education majors will serve as teaching assistants in an activity or fitness course. Permission required. Concurrent registration with HES-304.
100 Required Personal Fitness for Non-majors (.5 course) Students will select and complete a 14-week instructional activity course focused upon personal fitness and wellbeing. Instructional materials (course pack, text, ancillary information) are required for each student and sold at The Book Mark, or as indicated by each instructor. FIT, Fall and Spring semesters.
102-199 Physical Education Activities for Non-majors (.13 course to .25 course) Seven-week or 14-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.
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.
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 Health & 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) This course is designed for Health & Physical Education majors, students who wish to complete a minor in coaching and other interested students. The course focus is on basic motor principles of motor learning and the relationship to performance. Fall and Spring semester.
208 Exercise Physiology for Health & 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 health/physical education majors and students who wish to complete a minor in Coaching. It is not open to Athletic Training or Exercise Physiology majors who must complete HES-308. Fall semester.
209 History and Philosophy of Health, Physical Education, and Sport (1 course) This course is designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the significant purpose and place of health, physical education, and sport in our educational system, currently and historically. Emphasis is placed on the philosophical and sociological heritage of health, 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 and the course is open to any student interested in learning more about the field of Kinesiology or major/minor programs in the HES department. HIPHI, WRITD, Fall semester.
211 Health Behavior (1 course) This course will explore major concepts and theories related to health behavior. Students will investigate the theoretical constructs behind health behavior at the individual and community level and apply those theories in a variety of health-related situations, including but not exclusive to physical activity, nutrition, sexuality, drug and alcohol behavior, mental health, and stress management. Students will examine the sociological influences on health behavior and the ethics related to working at the individual and community level to change policy, social condition, and health behavior. SOSCI, Fall and Spring semesters.
212 Lifespan Development (1 course) This course is focused on the various changes that take place in humans from conception to death (e.g., physical-motor, language, cognitive, social). Aspects of development that are common to persons at all ages across the human life span as well as individual differences in development will be studied. Descriptions of human development, developmental theory, research, and the relation between research and theory are emphasized equally in this course and will be covered through the text, activities, and discussions. Students majoring in Psychological Sciences should complete the two-course sequence of PSY 234 and PSY 334 rather than enrolling in HES 212. Credit cannot be earned for both HES-212 and PSY-234. Fall and Spring semesters
214 Medical Terminology (.25 course) This course is designed to provide an introduction to medical terminology. The course covers general anatomy, word roots, prefixes, suffixes, special endings, symbols, plural forms, medical terms and common medical conditions related to all human body systems. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation. Fall and Spring semesters.
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 development of a coaching philosophy, motivating athletes, and teaching/coaching ethics. Fall and Spring semesters.
219 Exercise Leadership (1 course) This course is designed to prepare students to effectively and safely lead group exercise. Course material will be presented in lecture, group discussion, class participation, and leadership experiences. Concepts will be further reinforced by developing and leading exercise sessions. Guest instructors will be invited to share their knowledge and expertise and there will be opportunity to participate in experiences outside of the classroom and within the community. Spring semester.
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. MATHL, WRITD, Fall semester.
221 Adolescent Health and Drug Issues (.5 course) This course is designed for students completing secondary education and for majors in Health & Physical 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 Exercise Physiology, Health Education, and Athletic Training majors. This course will not satisfy the Nutrition requirement for the Nursing major. Fall and Spring semesters.
227 Health Program Planning (1 course) In this course, students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to use the core skills needed to plan and develop communityand worksitebased health promotion programs designed to impact individual, group, or community behavior change. Emphasis will be placed on the theories and foundations for planning intervention strategies and managing planning teams, including conducting needs assessment, establishing mission, goals, and objectives, implementation strategies, and program evaluation. Fall and Spring semesters.
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 . The sociocultural impact of drug use and abuse will be discussed as well. 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 and Health & 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, wellrounded 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 Health & Physical Education majors and available to any student Interested in receiving general knowledge related to human anatomy and physiology. NASP, Fall semesters.
234 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (1 course) An in-depth study of the structure and functions of the human body. Content includes cellular and tissue structure and function, the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week (concurrent enrollment in laboratory required). This course is required of Exercise Physiology 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. Content Includes structure and function of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week (concurrent enrollment in laboratory required). The course is required of Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training majors and is recommended for students completing allied health profession programs. Spring semester.
236 Systems and Modalities in Alternative Medicine (1 course) It has become increasingly popular for Americans addressing their health concerns to choose medicine and treatment modalities outside the standard realm of conventional Western medicine. This course will review the design, practice, and cultural Influences Involved with alternative medical systems, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and others. The course will also examine the validity and application of a myriad of alternative and complementary treatment modalities, including mind-body, energy, and biologically-based therapies. GLOBL, Spring semester.
238 Introduction to Epidemiology (1 course) This course will introduce key concepts in epidemiology that are used to investigate outbreaks. These concepts include the measures of disease frequency, principles and techniques of surveillance, outbreak investigation, measures of association used in epidemiologic studies, causal reasoning, confounding, bias, and epidemiologic study design. Due to the mathematical nature of this course, students will benefit from having a comfort level with algebra, or having completed a basic statistics course. Spring semester.
Coaching Practicum Courses: These courses prepare the student to coach all phases of a 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 offcampus practicum courses, contact Bonnie Reimann.
300 Research Presentation in Health and Exercise Science (.25 course) Students will present a completed research project at an approved campus venue, and a full research manuscript will be required. Data collection may be obtained prior to the semester of presentation. Course will meet twice a week. Prerequisite: HES 220 and IRB approved. Permission is required from the instructor for Fall semester. Fall and Spring semesters.
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 prevention, orthopedic assessment, evaluation, recognition, rehabilitation, and disposition. 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 Health & Physical Education (1 course) This course will provide Health & Physical Education majors the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of teach- ing methods, write lesson and unit plans, peer teach, and develop assessment techniques. An emphasis will be placed on the essential elements and sequencing of basic skills, professionalism, and the use of appropriate instructional teaching methods. Concurrent registration in HES-094 required. Fall semester.
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 Special Populations (1 course) This course will include information about a wide range of disabilities and diseases and how to provide appropriately inclusive physical activity opportunities. The focus will include designing safe and effective exercise programs for individuals with disabilities and how to respond to emergency situations. Students will explore the role of the professional in multiple settings in the provision of activity for special populations. Fall semester.
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 prevention, orthopedic assessment, evaluation, recognition, rehabilitation, and disposition. 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 Exercise Physiology majors. Consideration of nature and significance of the processes and adaptations taking place in the body through exercise. Majors should take this course in the junior year. Prerequisites: HES-222, 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-234, HES-305 and concurrent enrollment in HES-308 and 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 athletic trainer. The course uses evidence-based practice and an integrated approach to address athletic training competencies. Prerequisites: HES-311. Fall semester.
313 Exercise Physiology 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-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 Curriculum and Instruction in Health and Physical Education (1 course) This course examines national and state standards in health and physical education and their application to comprehensive curricula in the coordination, organization, and administration of health and physical education programs. Mission, history, philosophy, goals, content standards, and assessment measures in current physical education curricular models are examined. Students construct and critique needs assessment tools and develop a scope and sequence for a unit topic. Spring semester.
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 Interim.
320 Physical Agents in Athletic Training (1 course) This course focuses on the appropriate clinical application of physical agents in 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.
350 Fitness Specialist (.5 course) The senior Exercise Physiology 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 Adult CPR/AED 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 Exercise Physiology 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. Prerequisites: HES- 234, HES-235, HES-305 and HES-308. Permission required for the Fall semester. Fall and Spring semesters.
353 Senior Seminar In Athletic Training (1 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. WRITD, Spring semester.
268, 368 Career Exploration, Internship (Course value to be determined) Off-campus employment experience related to the student’s major. HES-268 is an elective offered during January Interim. Hours obtained during HES 268 cannot be applied to hours or credit for HES 368, or vice versa. HES-368 is an elective and offered Fall, Spring, or Summer terms after the junior year. Prerequisites for HES-368 are HES-308, HES-310 and HES-313.
391 Independent Study Projects in Health & Physical Education (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 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 & Physical Education (.5 course) This senior seminar is a capstone course that will focus on critical thinking and professional issues associated with teaching health and physical education. Students will explore discipline-specific writing and complete several writing projects. Knowledge and skills required for graduate study will be explored. WRITD, Fall semester.
398 Exercise Physiology Seminar (1 course) This capstone course for the Exercise Physiology 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. Permission required for Fall semester. WRITD, Fall and Spring semesters.