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Teacher Education & Human Performance Department

Human Performance: Course Descriptions

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

HPER 100 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 2 cr. (GE4) Provides information and skill training directed to assessing the health related components of physical fitness, proper nutritional needs for performing physical activities, laboratory activities (group fitness, calisthenics, walk/jog, and weight training), and the cognitive concepts of health related fitness.

HPER 101 Dance 1 cr. (GE4) Requires active participation and fundamental movement, including but not limited to social, folk and square dance.

HPER 102 Jogging and Conditioning 1 cr. Instruction, practice, and participation in the basic skills, body mechanics, and terminology associated with jogging and power walking. An emphasis is placed on developing a personal fitness program to fit the individual's needs and current abilities.

HPER 103 Beginning Gymnastics 1 cr. Requires active participation in fundamental tumbling skills, movement fundamentals, and warm-up.

HPER 104 Team Sports 1 cr. Requires active participation in (but not limited to) speedball, flickerball, basketball, and softball.

HPER 105 Outdoor Activities I 1 cr. (GE4) Requires active participation in (but not limited to) snow skiing and other outdoor related activities. Fees apply to specific activities.

HPER 106 Varsity Soccer 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity soccer. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 107 Introduction to Physical Education 2 cr. Provides prospective physical educators with an insight into the broad scope of physical education. The student will have the opportunity to obtain an understanding and appreciation of this multifaceted field. Opportunities to assess what physical education offers in terms of career potential. Pre- or corequisite: HPER 100.

HPER 108 Volleyball 1 cr. Requires active participation in the fundamental skills and sport of volleyball.

HPER 109 Racket Sports 1 cr. (GE4) Requires active participation in (but not limited to) tennis, badminton, racquetball, and pickleball. Additional Course Fee.

HPER 110 Beginning Swimming 1 cr. (GE4) Requires active participation in the fundamental skills of swimming. An emphasis will be placed on water survival skills based upon the American Red Cross water safety guidelines.

HPER 111 Varsity Football 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity football. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 112 Varsity Basketball 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity basketball. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 113 Varsity Track & Field 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity track and field. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 114 Varsity Tennis 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity tennis. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 115 Varsity Golf 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity golf. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 116 Varsity Cross Country 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity cross country. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 117 Varsity Volleyball 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity volleyball. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 118 Varsity Cheerleading 1 cr. Requires active participation in cheerleading during the fall or winter sports. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 119 Varsity Softball 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity softball. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 120 Weight Training 1 cr. (GE4) Instruction, practice and participation in the basic skills, body mechanics, and terminology associated with weight training. An emphasis is placed on developing a weight training program to fit the individual's needs and current abilities.

HPER 121 Varsity Baseball 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity baseball. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 122 Varsity Dance Team 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity dance. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 123 Outdoor Activities II 1 cr. Requires active participation in (but not limited to) canoeing and other associated outdoor activities. Fees apply to specific activities.

HPER 124 Individual Sports 1 cr. Requires active participation, terminology, knowledge and skills associated with (but not limited to) golf and archery. Additional Course Fee.

HPER 125 Intermediate Swimming 1 cr. (GE4) Requires active participation in the perfection of swimming skills.

HPER 126 Group Fitness 1 cr. (GE4) Requires active participation in fundamental movement skills and routines associated with group fitness, aqua or yoga. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

HPER 127 Advanced Hunter Education 1 cr. (GE4) Provides North Dakota Hunter Education certification, firearms history and nomenclature, marksmanship theory and practice, firearm handling and safety (which includes live firing with shotgun), basic first aid survival, hunting history, philosophy, and hunter ethics.

HPER 128 Introduction to Athletic Train 3 cr. The purpose of this course is to familiarize student with the profession of athletic training. Students will be introduced to the NATA, the NATA Code of Ethics, the certification process, continuing education, and the NATA Educational Proficiencies. Course topics include epidemiology of injuries, PPE, and program overview.

HPER 129 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I 1 cr. Students will be assigned to clinical rotation during this clinical course. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes the content areas of acute care of injury and illness, clinical evaluation of basic injuries, prevention and health promotion which includes risk management/prevention, basic health care administration, basic psychosocial skills/knowledge, professional development and responsibility, and to a limited extent, nutrition. Evidence based practice is embedded throughout the entire curriculum. Students in the HPER 129 clinical experience will have prior experience in HPER 208 Taping and Bracing, HPER 128 Intro to Athletic Training, BIOLOGY 220 Anatomy and Physiology, and HPER 210 First Aid and CPR to build on. Students will be enrolled in HPER 207 Prevention and Care of Injuries at the time of this clinical evaluation and will be adding to the knowledge base of their injury assessment skills. Prerequisites: HPER 128, CPR Certification, and admission to Athletic Training.

HPER 131 Varsity Wrestling 1 cr. Requires active participation in varsity wrestling. Repeatable for credit.

HPER 206 Medical Conditions 3 cr. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to recognize and treat common medical conditions. Prerequisite(s): HPER 207, BIOL 220, and BIOL 221.

HPER 207 Prevention and Care of Injuries 2 cr. Provides a basic understanding of common injuries. Focus will be on the evaluation and course of treatment of the injuries presented.

HPER 208 Taping and Bracing 2 cr. Application in the techniques of taping and bracing athletic injuries. Additional Course Fee

HPER 210 First Aid and CPR 2 cr. Provides instruction in first aid, emergency care procedures, and CPR, which leads to certification by the American Red Cross. Additional Course Fee.

HPER 215 Methods of Teaching Sports Activities 2 cr. Provides instruction, practice and teaching experience in sports activities. Fundamental rules, skills, terminology and teaching strategies will be emphasized in (but not limited to) the following sports: soccer, speedball, badminton, racquetball, archery, golf, tennis, team handball, pickleball and ultimate frisbee. This course is restricted to PE majors and minors, and corporate fitness majors and coaching minors.

HPER 220 Methods of Teaching Dance 2 cr. Provides practice, instruction, and teaching experience in (but not limited to) social, folk and square dance. Emphasis will be placed on methods and techniques of teaching the rhythms of dance steps and placement of dance. This course is restricted to PE majors and minors, and corporate fitness majors.

HPER 223 Athletic Training Clinical Experience II 1 cr. Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the HPER 223 Clinical Experience will have prior experience in HPER 431 Kinesiology, HPER 206 Medical Conditions, and HPER 410 Advanced Athletic Injuries and Modalities, in addition to the courses lsted in the HPER 129 Clinical Experience. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes the content areas of clinical evaluation of medical conditions and injuries, prevention and health promotion, which includes risk management/prevention, basic healthcare administration, therapeutic intervention including pharmacology and modalities. Evidence based practice is embedded through the entire curriculum. Prerequisites: HPER 129, 206, 410, and 431.

HPER 225 Fitness Leadership 2 cr. Course provides prospective corporate fitness, physical education and coaching professionals with an understanding of the fitness industry.

HPER 226 Methods of Teaching Group Fitness and Weight Training 2 cr. Provides instruction, practice, and teaching experience in group fitness and weight training. Fundamental terminology, skills and teaching techniques of the two activities will be emphasized. Students will practice developing training routines tailored to fit ability, fitness level, and desired outcomes of their future students and clients. Prerequisite(s): HPER 120 and 126.

HPER 231 Methods of Aquatic Activities 2 cr. Provides certification instruction, practice, and teaching experiences in a wide variety of aquatic games, sports, and basic swimming strokes.

HPER 250 Officiating 2 cr. The study of rules, interpretations, and techniques of officiating following the guidelines of the National Federation of State High School Activities Associations.

HPER 260 First Aid Instructor Trainer 2 cr. Provides instructor certification for American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Basic Life Support. Requirements are established by the American Red Cross. Prerequisite(s): HPER 210.

HPER 270 Upper/Low Extremity Evaluation 3 cr. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform evaluation of upper and lower extremity (UE/LE) injuries or conditions. Student's will be able to perform an observation, history, palpate, perform MMT, perform a neurological evaluation, evaluate ROM, perform special and functional tests for the UE/LE. Prerequisite(s): HPER 207, and 431, BIOL 220 and 221.

HPER 301 Psychomotor Development 2 cr. Provides an understanding of the changes that occur in motor behavior over the entire life span. Participants will have opportunities to discuss issues relating to various motor development theories and to the different influences affecting an individual's motor development. Participants will have opportunities to observe and analyze fundamental motor patterns as they are performed in various settings. Emphasis is placed on the identification of components of correct form, the detection of incorrect form, and the appropriate use of skill cues to prompt participants toward correct form.

HPER 304 Therapeutic Exercise 3 cr. The purpose of this course is to provide a background rehabilitation, healing, physics, examination, and assessment. The course will discuss techniques of therapeutic exercise, performance enhancement, and application to regions and conditions of the body. Prerequisite(s): HPER 431.

HPER 307 Head, Neck, & Spine Evaluation 3 cr. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform evaluation of head, neck and spine injuries or conditions. Student's will be able to perform an observation, take a history, palpate, perform MMT, perform a neurological evaluation, evaluate ROM, perform special and functional tests for the head, neck, and spine. Prerequisite(s): HPER 207, and 431, BIOL 220, and 221.

HPER 308 Biomechanics 2 cr. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to biomechanics. Course topics include terminology, the quantitative and qualitative perspective of biomechanics. The study of biomechanics in this class will involve the study of the body's architecture with the body's abilities to function in motion. Prerequisite(s): HPER 207, and 431, BIOL 220, and 221

HPER 310 Organization and Administration of PE and Athletics 2 cr. Provides a study of administration and management concepts and management responsibilities relevant to teaching and non-teaching career fields. Prerequisite(s): HPER 107.

HPER 323 Athletic Training Clinical Experience III 2 cr. Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in HPER 323 Clincial Experience will have taken HPER 270 Upper and Lower Extremity Evaluation in addition to the required courses for HPER 129 and HPER 223 Athletic Training clincial courses. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes the content areas of clinical evaluation of medical conditions, injuries with experience in evaluation of upper and lower extremity injuries, prevention and health promotion, which includes risk manaagement/prevention/nutrition, basic healthcare administration, and psychosocial intervention. Evidence based practice is embedded throughout the entire curriculum. Prerequisites: HPER 223 and 270.

HPER 324 Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV 2 cr. Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the HPER 324 clinical will have taken HPER 307 Head, Neck, and Spine Evaluation in addition to the required courses for HPER 129, 223, and HPER 323 Athletic Training clinical courses. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiences for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes the content areas of clinical evaluation of medical conditions, injuries with experience in evaluation of injuries to upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, and spine, in addition to the evaluation of skills students need to remain active in their implementation of therapeutic modalities through the practice of treating the entire patient and with clinical integration of skills and knowledge. Evidence based practice is a focus in this clinical with evidence based practice performing a literature search on topics of prevention and health promotion (which includes risk management/prevention/nutrition) and psychosocial intervention. Prerequisites: HPER 307 and 323.

HPER 325 Personal Training Methods 2 cr. This course is designed to provide prospective physical educators, coaches, and corporate fitness majors with instruction, practice, and teaching experience in personal training and lifestyle management coaching. Fundamental terminology, personal training skills, strategies and techniques will be emphasized. Students will practice developing personal training programs tailored to fit the ability, fitness level, and desired outcomes of prospective clients. Prerequisite(s): HPER 226

HPER 334 Nutrition for Physical Performance 2 cr. Provides information on how nutritional habits affect physical performance. An emphasis will be placed on knowledge of the six basic nutrients, food groups, calories, and energy expenditure.

HPER 340 Elementary Methods and Activities 3 cr. Provides prospective teachers with and understanding of a contemporary and reflective approach to teaching elementary physical education grades K-6. This approach to teaching is based on "Dynamic Physical Education for Elementally School Children" by Robert P. Pangrazi Ph.D. and serves as the content for the recently published National Standards for Physical Education (Moving into the Future, 1995). Participants will learn and practice a set of specific teaching behaviors and curriculum development skills, which will be most useful as beginning teachers. Peer teaching and participation in up to six field experiences in surrounding elementary schools are also a part of this class. Activities in this class will result in materials meeting many of the INTASC standards. Prerequisite(s): HPER 301 and Admission to Teacher Education. In addition, this course is a Prerequisite(s) for HPER 341 and it is highly recommended that this it also be taken prior to HPER 391.

HPER 341 Practicum for Elementary Physical Education 2 cr. Provides prospective physical education teachers with active participation in the complete process of teaching developmentally appropriate physical education to children in grades K-6. This approach to teaching is based on "Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children" by Robert P. Pangrazi Ph.D. and serves as the content for national standards for physical education (Moving into the Future, 1995). Participants will receive twenty-four contact hours with children during which time they will practice and refine instructional skills first taught in HPER 340. Prerequisite(s): HPER 340 and Admission to Teacher Education.

HPER 360 Administration of School Health Programs 3 cr. The development and administration of the public school health program, with emphasis being placed on health services, healthful school living, and health instruction. Special emphasis placed on developing and administrating health instruction material for the elementary through senior high school program based upon the guidelines and recommendations of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

HPER 361 Vital Health Issues 3 cr. Provides participants with an understanding of various current health topics and issues including (but not limited to) stress, mental health, intimate relationships, weight management, and substance abuse.

HPER 362 Principles and Methods of Teaching School Health 3 cr. Provides prospective teachers with an understanding of a contemporary and reflective approach to teaching health in the public schools grades K-12. This approach to teaching is based on learner-centered instructional strategies. Participants will learn and practice skills that will be most useful to them as beginning teachers such as: (a) establishing the learning environment; (b) planning appropriate and meaningful learning experiences; and (c) using effective teaching behaviors to implement the lesson plans.

HPER 391: Secondary Physical Education Methods and Practicum 4 cr. This course has two major components. First, methods coursework done at MSU which provides teaching strategies for classroom management, planning, instruction, and assessment of teacher as well as student behavior. Application of current theories of motivation are explored and applied in this course. Second, forty-five contact hours with secondary students will provide extensive opportunity to apply current practices learned in the classroom. Prerequisite(s): HPER 301, Admission to Teacher Education, and it is highly recommended that students take HPER 340 prior to enrolling in this course. Course restricted to Physical Education majors.

HPER 401 Methods of Coaching Football 2 cr. Provides techniques, skills, strategies and coaching procedures developed through classroom presentations and skill sessions.

HPER 402 Methods of Coaching Basketball 2 cr. Provides fundamental and team concepts developed through classroom and skill sessions.

HPER 403 Methods of Coaching Track 2 cr. Provides responsibilities, rules, methods and techniques of coaching track and field. Laboratory work and skill sessions.

HPER 404 Methods of Coaching Baseball/Softball 2 cr. Provides fundamental and team concepts developed through classroom presentations and skill sessions.

HPER 405 Methods of Coaching Wrestling 2 cr. Provides the requirements, responsibilities, and methods of coaching wrestling on a secondary or junior high school level. Along with classroom lecture and discussion the students will be required to observe practice sessions and matches at the local junior and senior high schools.

HPER 406 Methods of Coaching Volleyball 2 cr. Provides techniques, skills, strategies and coaching procedures developed through in-class analysis and on court skill sessions.

HPER 407 Psychology of Physical Education and Athletics 2 cr. Provides knowledge of the psychological aspects of participation in physical education fitness training and athletic events. Emphasis will be placed on the teacher/coach, student/athlete and trainer/client relationship in regard to developing communication, leadership, motivation, self-confidence, and goal setting skills. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111.

HPER 410 Advanced Athletic Injuries and Modalities 3 cr. Provides specific manual examinations involved in the evaluation of athletic injuries. Use of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries will also be studied. Students will take part in laboratory work in order to facilitate hands on experience. Prerequisite(s): HPER 207.

HPER 420 Athletic Training Management 2 cr. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students witht the scope and practice of managing an athletic training enviornment. Topics include organization and administration of an athletic training room, the reimbursement, policies and procedures of athletic training rooms, and the legal concerns. Prerequisite(s): HPER 207, BIOL 220 and 221.

HPER 423 Athletic Training Clinical Experience V 2 cr. Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the HPER 423 clinical will have taken HPER 308 Biomechanics and HPER 304 Therapeutic Excercise in addition to the required courses of HPER 129, HPER 223, HPER 323, and HPER 324. The competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The emphasis of this clinical course includes the content areas of clinical evaluation of injuries with experience in clinical evaluation and acute care of medical conditions and injuries to upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, and spine, in addition to the evaluation of skills students need to remain active in their implementation of therapeutic modalilties as well as therapeutic exercise skills through the practice of treating the entire patient with clinical integration of skills and knowledge learned throughout the program. Prevention and health promotion continues to be a theme in HPER 423, which includes risk management, prevention of injuries, and nutrition. In addition to the courses listed, students will also have the courses listed in the HPER 129, 223, 323, and 324 Athletic Training clinical courses. Prerequisites: HPER 304, 308, and 324.

HPER 424 Athletic Training Clinical Experience VI 2 cr. Students will be assigned to clinical rotations during this clinical course. Students in the HPER 424 clinical will have taken HPER 420 Athletic Training Management in addition to the required courses for HPER 129, HPER 223, HPER 323, HPER 324, and HPER 423. The competencies and clincial integrated proficiences for this clinical course are based on content knowledge and psychomotor skills taught in previous courses. The them for this clinical course is embedded in the acute care of injuries and illness and the use of clinical integration proficiens from student content throughout their program that ensure students have the skill set and knowledge to become successful entry-level athletic trainers. In addition to the courses listed students will also have the courses listed in the HPER 129, 223, 323, 324, and 424 Athletic Training clinical courses. Prerequisites: HPER 420 and HPER 423.

HPER 425 Capstone 1 cr. The capstone course is a course designated to allow students to showcase the knowledge and research skills that they have learned while in the program. The course format is a two part format with one portion of the course devoted to allowing students to be active in creating evidence based medicine through a research project or presentation of a comprehensive literature review and the other portion devoted to preparing the athletic training student for the certification exam. The semester will start out with an introduction of the expectations for research presentations. Students will select a research topic that provides an opportunity for scholarly work. The topics will be selected by the students at the onset of the semester to allow ample opportunities for obtaining information for a presentation. The capstone presentations will be presented in an open forum format or presented at the North Dakoota Athletic Trainer's Association's annual meeting. The next portion of the course will provide students with study techniques and practice exams to prepare them for the BOC, Inc. certification exam. Instructors, prior students, and outside guests will be invited to speak to the students on athletic training topics. Prerequisites: HPER 423 and senior status.

HPER 431 Kinesiology 3 cr. Provides study of joint movements and muscle action as related to physical activities. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 115 or 220, and/or 221.

HPER 433 Physiology of Exercise 3 cr. Provides a comprehensive study of the physiological effect of muscular exercise and training upon the organs and systems of the body. Prerequisite(s): HPER 431.

HPER 441 Evaluation of Psychomotor Performance 3 cr. Designed to provide the corporate fitness and physical education major with an understanding of contemporary methods used to measure and evaluate psychomotor skills and performance. Emphasis will be placed on learning and practicing techniques necessary for proper evaluation of health and performance related to physical fitness and selected sports skills.

HPER 442 Methods of Teaching Physical Education to the Disabled 2 cr. Provides practical methods and teaching applications that can be used in a mainstreamed or adapted group games, dance, and individual and dual sports. Prerequisite(s): HPER 215.

HPER 496 Coaching Activities Practicum 2 cr. Coaching minors work with experienced coaches in the field to gain practical experience in a field setting. All practicums arranged by the department.

HPER 497 Corporate Fitness Practicum 2-8 cr. 160 hours of practicum experience at two sites in a recreation, wellness, fitness, or athletic performance setting. Restricted to junior and senior corporate fitness majors. All HPER courses for the major must be completed.