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Graduate School

Course Descriptions
G through L

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

HPER 500 Workshops (1-4 SH) Graduate credit workshops in HPER

HPER 501 Exercise Science (3 SH) The study of the physiology of the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous, and circulatory systems. Special references made to physiological adjustments made during acute and chronic exercise.

HPER 510 Issues and Trends in Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport (3 SH) The study of the latest research and issues in the curriculum, teaching, and teacher education in physical education, exercise science, and sport.

HPER 520 Advanced Methods of Teaching Group Fitness (3 SH) The course is designed to provide physical educators, coaches, and fitness professionals with instruction, practice, and teaching experience in group fitness. Instruction will focus on skills to advance knowledge and practice in yoga, pilates, resistance tubing, stability balls, free weights, low-mid-high impact aerobics, step aerobics, circuit training, interval training, and kickboxing. Special emphasis will be on developing training routines tailored to fit individual ability, fitness level, and desired outcomes for students and clients.

HPER 530 Advanced Methods of Teaching Resistance Training (3 SH) The course is designed to provide physical educators, fitness specialists, and coaches with instruction, practice, and teaching experiences in resistance training. Instruction will focus on skills to advance knowledge and practice in resistance training use free weights, weight machines, and plyometrics. Special emphasis will be placed on Olympic lifts, structural lifts, core training, and developing training routines to fit the individual needs, ability, fitness level, and desired outcomes for students, clients, and athletes.

HPER 540 Psychology of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport (2 SH) This course is designed to provide physical educators, fitness specialists, and athletic coaches insights and skills in the psychology communication, perception, learning, personality, motivation, and emotion. Emphasis will be placed on understanding participants, environments, group process, and enhancing performance, health, and well-being as they relate to physical activity and sport.

HPER 589, Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students previously enrolled in thesis or project credits who have not completed the credits by the end of the semester enrolled. Fee required.

HPER 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Provides for study in specific areas of interest in physical education or human performance.