Health and Physical Education

HPE 40403 Exercise Physiology

This course is a study of the adaptations made by the human organism to the stress of vigorous physical activity. Information from this course will form the theoretical basis for the construction of specific exercise and physical training programs. Current research will highlight procedures that best avoid exercise-related injuries. Scheduled lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.


HPE 41103 Special Populations

This course will cover the pathophysiology, exercise contraindications/concerns/modifications, and exercise prescription for various special populations including those with controlled cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, metabolic disease, musculoskeletal injury and disease, older adults and pregnant women.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.


HPE 41203 Strength & Conditioning for Athletic Performance

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of strength and conditioning and will primarily provide knowledge and skills needed for training for athletic performance. This course will go beyond the 5 health-related components of physical fitness, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition needed for the average population of people to achieve health and prevent disease and cover training these components for athletic performance. In  addition, this course will cover topics on training the performance-related components of fitness, such as, power, speed, agility and long term periodization.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.


HPE 41403 Physical Education for Exceptional Children

This course is an overview of physical education and recreation programs as adapted to meet the needs of numerous types of exceptional children. This is an opportunity for students to study more detailed programs that relate specifically to the exceptional child. Actual or simulated experience with a variety of exceptional children is provided.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.


HPE 43403 Motor Learning

This course deals with the research findings and prominent theories related to the process by which motor skills are learned. Instruction will include lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.


HPE 45202 Critical Issues in Health Seminar

This course is designed to study a wide range of controversial and perplexing topics of current interest to today’s health professionals. Content will include current journal information, public media topics, and Internet sources of information. Content will be supplemented with presentations by speakers from local health agencies. This course will be a seminar style class with emphasis on discussion and the presentation of information by students.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.


HPE 45403 Administration of Health Programs

This course covers the application of administrative theory and practices to the management of programs in personal health, community health, and school health education. Particular emphasis will be placed on decision making, communication, budget, legal topics, accessing health resources, and coordinating the provision of Health Education services across a multiplicity of ages and grades.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.


HPE 48801-02 Selected Topics in HPE

This course covers special projects directed by the professor, which are related to areas in the Health and Physical Education field. It may include conducting research, assisting a professor in a research project, individual projects, or other special Health and Physical Education experiences.

Offered On Demand for 1-2 Semester hours.


HPE 49504 Business Administration with Health Care Concentration Internship

This course provides an administrative experience under the direct supervision of an administrator in a health-related organization. Students will deal with practical aspects related to the management and operation of this organization. The student will complete supervised projects, plans, and other administrative tasks under the joint supervision  of a health care facility administrator and a university faculty member. The student will spend one hundred (100) clock hours working in the business or agency setting.  Prerequisites: Senior standing, 2.5 G.P.A. in the major, and permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall, Spring for 4 Semester hours.


HPE 49804 Sports and Exercise Internship

The Sport and Exercise Studies major will spend one hundred (100) clock-hours working in a business or agency setting. The student will deal with practical aspects related to the management and operation of this organization. Prerequisites: Senior standing, a 2.5 G.P.A. in the major, a 2.3 overall G.P.A., and permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall, Spring for 4 Semester hours.


HPE 49901-02 Directed Studies in HPE

This  course is an opportunity for a student to receive credit for conducting research, for assisting a professor in a research project, or for practical experience in the specific fields indicated: (A) Research in Physical Education; (B) Research in Health Education; (C) Practicum in Adapted Physical Education; (D) Practicum in Athletic Training; and (E) Administrative

Offered On Demand for 1-2 Semester hours.