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HPR 100 Concepts of Lifetime Fitness
Provides students with knowledge and skills to adopt positive lifestyle behaviors that will enhance health, fitness, and quality of life. (2)

HPR 102 Beginning Swimming
Focus is on development of basic swimming skills and water safety for the nonswimmer, the fearful swimmer, and the novice swimmer. (1)
HPR 103 Lifeguarding
Develops skills required for American Red Cross certification in standard First Aid, CPR, and lifeguarding. Skills required: Swim 500 yards continuously, surface dive, swim underwater 15 yards, tread water for one minute. (2)
HPR 104 Golf
Development of the fundamental skills and knowledge of golf. Emphasis on the value of a lifetime sport. (1)
HPR 106 Swimming for Fitness
Offers skill development to make swimming a lifetime sport. Includes water safety, stroke development, and aquatic training principles. (1)
HPR 107 Team Sports
Development of fundamental skills in selected team sports. (1)
HPR 108 Weight Training
Includes information and skills for safety and correctly improving muscular strength and endurance using weights. (1)
HPR 109 Karate
An introduction to Okinawan Isshinryu Karate, including basic self-defense skills and an emphasis on development of physical fitness. (1)
HPR 111 Advanced Weight Training
Expands on basic weight training principles presented in HPR 108. Topics include split routines, supersets, breakdown sets, negatives, plyometrics, periodization training, nutritional supplements, and sport specific training. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisite: HPR 108 or permission of instructor. (1)

HPR 112 Cross-Training for Personal Fitness
Provides students the opportunity to learn and apply contemporary methods of cross-training to ensure that their training regimen is beneficial and safe. Focus is on creating an individualized cross-training program for a specific sport. (1)
HPR 114 Water Aerobics
Provides aerobic exercise and total body conditioning and aquatic environment. Swimming proficiency not required. (1)
HPR 116 Water Polo
Provides opportunities for development of knowledge and skills needed for safe participation in water polo and to become better conditioned for aquatic sports. Offered spring semesteronly. (1)

HPR 117 NIA: Holisitic Fitness
Neuromuscular Integrated Action (NIA) Technique is a mind, body, and spirit approach to whole body aerobic fitness. Blends elements of tai chi, tae kwon do, aikido, dance, yoga, Feldenkrais, and Alexander techniques. (1)
HPR 118 Pilates
Provides an introduction to pilates mat, including mind/bodyconnection, flexibility, core muscle strength, stress reduction, posture improvement, and basic   anatomy and physiology. (1)
HPR 119 Yoga
Provides an introduction to yoga, including how the yoga workout can increase awareness of the mind/body connection, increase flexibility, strengthen core muscles, reduce stress, enhance posture, and improve complementary cardiovascular endurance and strength training workouts. The student will learn the Vinyasa style of yoga to include the different classes of asanas. (1)
HPR 165 Beginning Modern Dance
Teaches different styles of modern dance with an emphasis on anatomical awareness and rhythmic sensitivity. Expressional choreography and improvisations are introduced. (Also listed as FA 165.) (3)
HPR 170 Beginning Jazz Dance
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of jazz dance technique and its historical context. (Also listed as FA 170.) (3)
HPR 200 Physical Activity
Includes skills and techniques of a specific physical activity or sport. HPR 200 may be repeated for credit, but the same activity/sport may not be repeated for credit. See the current schedule of classes for the specific offering each semester. (1-2)
HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science
An introduction to concepts in exercise science and the fields of health, fitness, and exercise science for current or prospective Health Sciences majors. Includes an overview of the health/fitness industry, current and future trends, and knowledge and skills needed in these fields. Offered fall semester only. (3)

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology
Course focuses on energy metabolism in physical activity and its role in musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems in activity and physical fitness. Prerequisite: HPR 201 or permission of instructor. Offered spring and summer semesters only. Prerequisite: HPR 201 or permission of instructor. (3)

HPR 210 First Aid and Safety
Trains the layperson to respond correctly in emergencies and to act as the first link in the emergency medical services system. (1)
HPR 211 Water Safety Instructor
Development of instructional skills and understanding of the teacher-pupil relationship leading to certification as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.  Prerequisite: basic swimming proficiency. (2)
HPR 212 Swimming Pool Management
Includes information needed to operate safe pools, spas, and therapy pools and to qualify for a pool operator’s permit. (1)
HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health
Addresses population-focused health care and examines concepts of community and public health and health policies affecting U.S. populations. The course also emphasizes primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention related to health problems/diseases. Offered fall semester only. (3)
HPR 225 Health Psychology
Examines the relationship among health knowledge; beliefs; attitudes, behaviors, and health maintenance; illness prevention; and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Offered fall semester only. (Also listed as PSY 225.) Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: INQ. (3)

HPR 230 Community Health
Provides an overview of the field of community health, with emphasis on prevention of injuries, chronic, and communicable diseases. Focuses on private and public actions that promote, protect, and preserve the health of communities. Offered spring semester only. (3)
HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology
Addresses the nature, prevention, control and treatment of injuries and communicable and noncommunicable diseases. The course examines epidemiological principles, methods, and strategies and the use of morbidity, mortality, and other vital statistics data in the scientific appraisal of public/organizational health. Recommended prerequisite: HPR 215. Offered spring semester only. (3)

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine
Focuses on the role of fitness personnel in conditioning, injury prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation. Includes mechanisms of injury and tissue healing. This course offers both practical and field experience in sports medicine. Offered fall semester only. (3)

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training
Provides learning instruction geared toward certification as a personal trainer following the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations. The course focuses on anatomy and physiology; exercise physiology; bioenergetics; and program design using concepts of strength, endurance, flexibility, power, and cardiovascular endurance. Offered spring semester only. (3)

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management
Studies organizational patterns, administrative problems, and supervisory techniques in health, fitness, and recreation agencies. Includes financial management, personnel, public relations, liability, evaluation, and facility management. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: EN 102. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: WI.  (3)
HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment
Provides information and experience in the administration and interpretation of health risk appraisals and health-related fitness tests. Tests include blood  pressure, body composition analysis, strength, endurance, flexibility assessment, and submaximal cycle ergometry. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: HPR 202. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: INQ. (3)

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs
Course covers basic principles of development of safe and individualized cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, and flexibility programs. Includes leadership techniques for aerobics and resistance training programs. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: HPR 202 and HPR 302. (3)
HPR 308 Transcultural Concepts in Health and Illness
Provides an introduction to transcultural theories, concepts, and principles that help to explain the health care needs and responses of individuals and groups within the context of their cultures and subcultures. An emphasis is placed on the conduct of culturally competent assessments. Offered fall and summer semesters only. Prerequisite: EN 102. (Also listed as NU 304.) Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: GP, INQ. (3)

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health
Examines the role of nutrition in maintaining health through the life span. Includes information on macro- and micronutrients, weight management, sports nutrition, and disease prevention. (Nursing students should take HPR 345.) Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: EN 101. (3)

HPR 345 Clinical Nutrition
This course explores the nurses’ role in the management of therapeutic nutrition in promoting health and/or managing illness. The collaborative and teaching roles of the nurse are addressed and specific interventions are identified for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention for clients receiving nutritional therapy.  Knowledge and interventions needed for maximizing therapeutic effects and preventing or minimizing adverse effects of therapy are emphasized. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: EN 101 and BIO 161. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 162. (3)
HPR 361 Sport Psychology
Designed to engage students in critical thinking as it applies to the study of human behavior in sport. Explores factors related to success and skill development in any realm of human performance, basic principles of confidence, motivation and goal setting, as well as the prominent theories related to happiness and positive mood and how they relate to human performance and exercise. Prerequisite: PSY 101, PSY 110, or HPR 201. (Also listed as PSY 361.) (3)
HPR 390 Public Health Minor Capstone Project
This independent study and seminar course requires the student to apply public health concepts to his/her major area of study. The course is flexible and allows students to develop a project in the area of public health with specific relevance to the student's discipline. Projects may involve research, service learning, or community-based volunteer work. Students are expected to meet as a group in a seminar class to discuss their projects and to publicly present their project. Prerequisites: HPR 215 and HPR 240 with a minimum grade of C-, and permission of instructor. (1)
HPR 400 Senior Internship
Offers students the opportunity for supervised, practical experience in the organization and administration of physical fitness programs and further skills in direct leadership. Placement options include community, corporate, or commercial fitness/recreation facilities or within a sports medicine setting such as a physical therapy clinic. This is the culminating experience for Health Science majors. Offered each semester. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: EXP. (3)

HPR 406 Stress Management
This course is designed to help individuals better identify, understand, and manage their own stressors and stress response. In doing so, students will learn  various stress management techniques that will enhance their professional practice in the health and psychology fields. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: EN 102, and PSY 101 or PSY 110. (Also listed as PSY 406.) Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: SS-2. (3)

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology
The study of functional anatomy, with an emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and cardiovascular physiology, including microscopic and macroscopic study of the heart and blood vessels, the cardiac cycle, and electrical conductivity. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: HPR 202. (3)

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance
Applies the concepts of anatomical kinesiology, cardiovascular physiology, and exercise science to the practice of biomechanics, cardiac rehabilitation, and athletic performance. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: EN 102 and HPR 410. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: INQ, WI. (3)

HPR 421 Project
An elective investigation of a selected topic in the major emphasis area under the direction of a faculty advisor. The project is intended to demonstrate ability to conduct independent research and present results in writing of commendable quality. Offered each semester. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (3)

HPR 433 Research
A student in this course will conduct collaborative research (scholarly work leading to new knowledge) under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: application and approval of department chair. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: EXP. (1-6)