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HPE 101 - Foundatn Health Related Fitnes
Foundations Of Health Related Fitness
Prerequisite: None

Note: This course plus two courses numbered between HPE 110 and HPE 191 will satisfy the GER Physical Education requirement. This course presents information relating to exercise physiology, nutrition, and use of leisure time to provide a basic understanding of the functions of physical activity in the life of the individual.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 102 - Healthy Weight Management
Healthy Weight Management.
Satisfies part of GER VB. Students who take 102 will need to take one additional activity course to fulfill GER VB. An alternate program for the overweight in place of HPE 101, presents information relating to: exercise physiology, nutrition, and use of leisure time.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture Team Taught, Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 103 - Foundatn Health Fitness/Compre
Foundations Of Health Related Fitness: Comprehensive
Prerequisite: None

Note: This course plus one course numbered between HPE 110 and HPE 191 will satisfy the GER physical education requirement.

A survey of the basic concepts important in developing a physically active way of life. Includes extensive experience in a variety of sports and physical fitness activities. Presents information relating to exercise physiology, nutrition and use of leisure time.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 104 - Foundatn Of Health & Wellness
Foundations Of Health And Wellness
Prerequisite: None

Students who complete HPE 108 may not register for HPE 104.
Students will develop scientifically-based understandings of the physiological, genetic, behavioral, social and cultural factors that support health and wellness. Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to: 1. Understand various challenges to human health and wellness, including an understanding of health risks; 2. Describe health promotion and illness prevention through study of nutrition, fitness, stress management, or other action strategies; 3. Demonstrate an understanding of themselves as active agents in their own health; and 4. Develop personal goals and programs for health and wellness using knowledge based upon principles from epidemiology, nutrition, kinesiology and other health sciences.
Must be completed within the first 60 credits.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1HW-Health & Wellness

HPE 108 - Health & Wellness: Activity
Health and Wellness: Activity
Prerequisites: None

Students who have completed HPE 104 may not register for HPE 108.
Students will develop scientifically-based understandings of the physiological, genetic, behavioral, social and cultural factors that support health and wellness. Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to : 1. Understand various challenges to human health and wellness, including an understanding of health risks; 2. Describe health promotion and illness prevention through study of nutrition, fitness, stress management, or other action strategies; 3. Demonstrate an understanding of themselves as active agents in their own health; and 4. Develop personal goals and programs for health and wellness using knowledge based upon principles from epidemiology, nutrition, kinesiology and other health sciences. Must be completed within the first 60 credits.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1HW-Health & Wellness

HPE 110 - Aerobics For Fitness
Aerobics For Fitness
Prerequisite: None

For students seeking physical fitness development through aerobic and flexibility training.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 112 - Aerobics For Exercise-Advanced
Aerobics For Fitness: Advanced
Prerequisite: None

Advanced class for students seeking physical fitness development through aerobic and flexibility training.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 113 - Hip Hop Aerobic Dance
Hip Hop Aerobic Dance
Prerequisites: None

Students will perform sustained bouts of fundamental dance combinations to popular music at a high level of energy expenditure in a group setting.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 114 - Fitness-Walking
Fitness Walking
Prerequisite: None

Designed to familiarize students with a life-long fitness activity to enhance cardio-respiratory endurance and body composition.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 115 - Martial Arts-Stick Fencing
Martial Arts - Stick Fencing

Beginner level study of this Filipino martial art. Includes the teaching of the use of throws, strikes, kicks, and self-defense, including the philosophy of empowerment through self-improvement.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity

HPE 116 - Trail Walking
Trail Walking
Prerequisite: None

Field experiences in hiking and distance walking on local wooded trails, involving map reading and orientation, with an emphasis on group and self-reliance.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 117 - Jogging for Beginners
Cruising: Walk/Run For Fitness
Prerequisite: None

Walk-running, or "cruising", is a merging of walking and running programs for beginning levels of fitness; programs are individualized but use alternating bouts of walking and running as interval training to build toward continuous running.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 118 - Adventure Running
Adventure Running
Prerequisite: None

Field experiences using different environments and running surfaces, stressing the physical, mental and social experiences related to distance running.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 120 - Tennis I
Tennis I
Prerequisite: None

Covers basic forehand and backhand drives, volley, lob, overhead and serve; also rules scoring, and basic strategies of singles and doubles; designed for beginning players who have little or no tennis experience.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 121 - Tennis II
Tennis II
Prerequisite: HPE 120 or Permission of Instructor

Reviews the basic strokes of Tennis I. Emphasizes intermediate play and strategy for both singles and doubles.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 124 - Badminton
Badminton
Prerequisite: None

Teaches the service, smash, clear and drop shots, as well as rules and strategies of singles and doubles.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 125 - Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom Dancing I

A beginning course in fundamentals of six (6) Ballroom Dances. Includes techniques of leading and following and moving as a couple.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity

HPE 126 - Zumba
Zumba
Prerequisites: None

Zumba is a South-American inspired dance physical fitness course that incorporates Latin and international music and dance forms such as cumbia, merengue, salsa and calypso.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity

HPE 127 - Cardio Kick Boxing
Cardio Kick Boxing

A cardio conditioning course that includes work in general boxing techniques, muscle conditioning, flexibility training and a basic understanding of cardio-respiratory conditioning and muscular skeletal structure.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity

HPE 128 - Racquetball
Racquetball
Prerequisite: None

Provides instruction and practice in basic racquetball skills, rules and strategies for singles, three-way, and doubles play.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 129 - STRONG by Zumba

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 130 - Weight Training
Weight Training
Prerequisite: None

Instruction and practice in fitness activities with emphasis on strength development, isotonic, isometric and isokinetic activities are included.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 132 - Body Conditioning
Body Conditioning
Prerequisite: None

This course includes work in body toning, flexibility training, and general physical conditioning for individuals who wish to practice a form of resistance training without using weights.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 136 - Introduction to Jujutsu
Introduction To Jujutsu
Pre-requisites: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 138 - Rape Aggression Defense
Rape Aggression Defense
Prerequisite: None

This course is an educational empowerment program which teaches realistic self-defense, risk reduction, and risk avoidance tactics and techniques and covers skills and strategies for rape prevention.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 140 - Yoga
Yoga
Prerequisites: None

This course will introduce yoga postures and breathing techniques to improve personal wellness and aid in stress reduction. It aims to acquaint the participant with the harmonizing relationship of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit, while increasing flexibility, strength, and mindfulness.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 141 - Kung Fu
Kung Fu
Prerequisite: None

Beginner level study of this Asian martial art teaching the use of throws, strikes, kicks, and self-defense, including the philosophy of empowerment through self-improvement.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 142 - Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do
Prerequisite: None

This course provides an introduction to the martial art of Tae Kwon Do to include history, philosophy and basic skills techniques.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 143 - Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Prerequisite: None

Tai Chi is a series of slow moving exercise forms for individuals who wish to practice a less strenuous fitness program. Tai Chi improves balance, tones the body, reduces stress, and promotes longevity.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 144 - Bowling
Bowling
Prerequisite: None

Teaches basic ten-pin bowling skills, scoring, handicapping and league play format. Classes meet off campus at local bowling lanes, equipment provided; fee required.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 145 - Pilates
Pilates
Prerequisite: None

Study of the basic principles and essential components of Pilates exercise. Designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body through systematic movement and breathing patterns.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 146 - Handball
Handball
Prerequisite: None

Provides instruction and practice in basic four-wall handball skills, rules and strategies for singles, 3-way and doubles; equipment provided.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 147 - Pilates Power

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 148 - Canoeing And Kayaking
Canoeing And Kayaking
Prerequisite: None

Designed to introduce the many different types of recreational boat paddling available. Recreational as well as racing canoes and kayaks will be utilized; equipment provided; fee required.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours), Studio (6 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 150 - Swimming For Non-Swimmers
Swimming For Non-Swimmers
Prerequisite: None

For students who cannot swim across a pool. Stresses safety and comfort in the water. Covers basic front and back strokes, floating and treading water; also feet-first and head-first entries.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 151 - Swimming I: Beginning Swimming
Swimming I: Beginning Swimming
Prerequisite: None

Basic swimming for fitness is introduced. Covers basic front and back strokes, floating and treading as well as feet-first and head-first entries. For the beginning swimmer who has minimal swimming skills.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, CSUS Common Course, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 152 - Swimming II: Intermediate Swim
Swimming II: Intermediate Swimming
Prerequisite: None

Covers skills of the front, back, and breast strokes, and diving.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 155 - Open Water Scuba Diving
Open Water Scuba Diving
Prerequisite: None

This course provides basic information and skills for safe exploration of the underwater environment using self- contained underwater breathing apparatus. Successful completion of the course earns lifetime worldwide PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 157 - Water Aerobics
Water Aerobics
Prerequisite: None

Designed to introduce a fitness activity with minimal stress to the joints of the body; suited to everyone, but especially those individuals who have an injury or limitations that may impede abilities outside the water.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 159 - Aerobic Lap Swimming
Aerobic Lap Swimming
Prerequisite: None

Cardio-respiratory conditioning through distance swimming.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 175 - Golf: Beginner
Golf: Beginner
Prerequisite: None

Covers the fundamentals of the complete swing, golf course etiquette, golf rules. Classes meet off campus at local golf course; equipment provided; fee required.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 176 - Golf: Intermediate
Golf: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None

This course builds upon a basic foundation of golf skills previously developed in Golf: Beginning (HPE 175) or outside of class and includes refinement of the golf swing and course strategies, etiquette and rules; fee required.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 190 - Special Sport/Fitness Activity
Special Sport/Fitness Activity
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chairperson

Opportunity to obtain credit for instruction in physical activities not offered in the above-listed activities.

1.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

HPE 1XX - Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HPE 200 - Special Topics
Special Topics


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 201 - Current Issues in Health Educ
Current Issues In Health Education
Prerequisite: None. Formerly Health Dynamics.

Included are the issues of drugs, mental health, alcohol, smoking, birth control, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, weight control, marriage and the family, and AIDS education. Satisfies Connecticut State requirements for the Initial Educator Certificate.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 207 - Nutrition Across The Lifespan
Nutrition Across The Lifespan
Prerequisite: None

An introductory course designed to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between nutrition and the human physiological process. The macronutrients and the micronutrients will be studied within the context of nutritional problems and issues related to health promotion. Assessment of personal nutritional status is included.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 209 - Nutrition And Public Health
Nutrition And Public Health
Prerequisite:None

An examination of current issues in the nutritional status of populations and their impact on public health. Controversies in public health nutrition and the factors that influence stakeholders' positions. The focus will be on population-based nutrition as opposed to individual nutritional choices. Will examine how issues and trends in food production, food supply, and food safety affect public health.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 210 - Personal Health
Personal Health
Prerequisite: None

Concerned with physiological and psychological topics pertinent to the basic personal health of the college student. Includes such issues as drugs, mental health, alcohol, smoking, birth control, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, weight control, marriage and the family, and AIDS education. Satisfies Connecticut State Requirements for the Initial Educator Certificate.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 225 - Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology
Prerequisites: HPE/HSC 215 or permission of Health Science majorDirector.

A course in the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health science and health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. The course focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling and use of medical terms. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of disease are also discussed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 230 - Intro To Physical Education
Introduction To Physical Education
Prerequisite: None

Designed to introduce students to professional aspects of physical education. Includes historical highlights and role of physical education in present society, and philosophical and scientific principles which serve as foundations for this subject. Acquaints students with professional organizations, literature, and career opportunities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 240 - Intro PE Curriculum Materials
Introduction To Curriculum Materials In Physical Education
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to curriculum models, teaching styles, and lesson planning through the development and assessment of physical education motor skill and physical fitness competencies. This course is a prerequisite for all HPE 300 and 400 level courses for physical education teacher education candidates.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 245 - Intro Hlth Edu & Hlth Promotn
Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion
Prereq:Student must receive a C or higher in HPE 210

This course focuses on the introduction to health education and health promotion primarily for PreK-12 students. This course includes the National Health Education Standards. Satisfies Connecticut State requirements for the cross endorsement for health/physical education certificate.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 250 - Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Training
Prerequisite: None

Provides skill instruction and practice in aquatic safety, equipment based rescues, spinal injury management, and post-rescue care; leads to American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Fee required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course

HPE 255 - Water Safety Instructor
Water Safety Instructor
Prerequisite: None

Professional Course For the advanced swimmer. American Red Cross WSI certification available. Fee required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 258 - Grp Fitness Instructor Train'g
Group Fitness Instructor Training
Prerequisite: None

The course is designed to provide instruction and training to individuals who are interested in pursuing opportunities as a group fitness instructor; preparation for nationally recognized group fitness instructor certification.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 260 - Yoga Instructor
Yoga Instructor
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to study, experience, and teach yoga in a wide variety of settings. Students will be introduced to yoga history, literature, philosophy, and practices.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 290 - Special Sports/Fitness Activit

1.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Private Lesson - 1 hour

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 2XX - Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HPE 300 - Adventure Education
Skills & Pedagogy Of Adventure Education
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills required to organize a safe and effective adventure education program for school or community recreation programs. The course will provide students with the experience of planning, implementing, participating in, and evaluating a variety of activities using the adventure programming model.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 303 - Strength and Conditioning
Strength and Conditioning
Prerequisite: HPE 329

This course will provide students with information on sports conditioning for intermediate and advanced athletes. A wide variety of areas are covered including acceleration and speed, agility, anaerobic and aerobic power, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and nutrition. Applications are made to athletes involved in team sports and individual sports.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 310 - Alcohol And Drugs
Alcohol/Drugs in Amer.Sch/Colleges:Impact on Health,Wellness
Prerequisite: None

This course will examine current theories, practices and risk reduction strategies related to alcohol consumption and other drug use (AOD) in schools and colleges.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 311 - Community Health & Wellness
Community Health And Wellness
Prerequisites: None

An introduction to the organizations and programs that provide for public health and wellness at a global and local community level.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 312 - Group Dynamics In Health Ed
Group Dynamics In Health Education
Prerequisite: None

Provides participants with an opportunity to study how to implement group theory and related group dynamics to promote education. Through various health topics and issues, students will be introduced to group theory, group dynamics, interpersonal interactions, effective group participation, group facilitation and leadership styles to help them develop the skills needed to work effectively with small groups to promote health education.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 315 - Adapted Physical Education
Adapted Physical Education
Prerequisites: HPE 361, 362 and 413

Provides an awareness and understanding of the individual differences among individuals with disabilities. Pedagogical skills and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all individuals in physical education is a primary focus. Assessment, individualized educational planning, delivery of services, developmental and prescriptive teaching and advocacy for individuals with disabilities are content areas. Students are required to participate in work experience.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 318 - Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology I
Prerequisite: HPE 215 or HSC 215

A detailed study of the human organism according to levels of chemical and structural organization with special reference to cytology, histology, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory and endocrine systems. The laboratory exercises provide a foundation of experiences in these topics.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 319 - Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy & Physiology II
Prerequisite: HPE 318 or HSC 318

A detailed study of the human organism according to levels of chemical and structural organization with special reference to cytology, histology, and organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems, and genetics. The laboratory exercises provide a foundation of experiences in these topics.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 320 - Sports Nutrition
Sports Nutrition
Prerequisite: None

This course explores current findings in sports nutrition and the relationship of sports nutrition to athletic performance, exercise physiology, physical fitness and health.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 325 - Holistic Health
Holistic Health
Prerequisite: None

Overview of holistic health with emphasis on the assessment of personal wellness, planning for healthy living, and the mind-body connection.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 326 - Stress Management
Stress Management
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive approach to stress management that is proactive and motivating. The purpose is to gain a foundation for creating and implementing plans for recognizing the causes of stress and applying effective coping skills and relaxation techniques and to begin a process towards lifelong stress management.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 328 - Applied Anatomy And Physiology
Applied Anatomy And Physiology
Prerequisite: None

The structure of the human body and the mechanical aspects of human motion. Emphasis placed upon the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems as they relate to movement.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 329 - Physiological Basis/Movement
The Physiological Basis Of Movement
Prerequisite: HPE 328

The function of the human body as it relates to movement. Emphasis on fundamental physiological processes involving bioenergetics, endocrinology, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and neuromuscular physiology as they pertain to physical activity.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 331 - Organize/Administer Physcl Edu
Organization/Administration Of Physical Education
Prerequisite: SLM 250 and HPE 361

Principles and methods of organization and administration of school based programs. Special attention to development of policies, scheduling, choice of activities, purchases and care of equipment, athletic management and budgeting. Writing intensive.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

HPE 335 - Tech And Assessment in PE
Technology In Physical Activity Assessment
Prerequisite: HPE 361, 362, and 413

Provides the professional student with a practical guide emphasizing the knowledge and competencies for effective testing, measuring, and evaluating school and community physical education and fitness programs. This course will now focus on effective uses of technology and software applications for the assessment of physical fitness and sport skills.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 340 - Intro To Health Curriculum
Introduction To Health Curriculum
Prereq: Student must receive a C or higher in HPE 245.

This course addresses the Comprehensive School Health Education curriculum design, instruction, and assessment for the K-12 grade levels. This course includes the National Health Education Standards. This course satisfies Connecticut State requirements for the cross endorsement for health/physical education certificate.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 360 - Curriculum Materials P.E
Curriculum Materials: Physical Education
Prerequisites: None

A brief overview of physical education activities appropriate for use in the elementary schools.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 361 - Individual Activities And Game
Individual Activities And Games
Prerequisite: HPE 329, 363, 368 & 401

Professional Activity Course A course in physical education pedagogy emphasizing teaching methods and materials in individual activities, games and sports; tennis, golf, archery, fitness walking, badminton, swimming, track and field, outdoor pursuits.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture with Increased FLC

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

HPE 362 - Team Activities And Games
Team Activities And Games
Prerequisite: HPE 329, 363, 368 and 401

Professional Activity Course A course in physical education pedogogy emphasizing teaching methods and materials in team activities, games and sports; basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, baseball, floor hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, team handball, ultimate frisbee.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture with Increased FLC

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 363 - Elem School Activities/Games
Elementary School Activities And Games
Prerequisite: HPE 230

Professional Activity Course A course in physical education pedagogy emphasizing the varied teaching methods and materials in individual and group activities and games appropriate for the elementary school: fundamental movement concepts and skills, moving with small equipment, educational games and sport lead-ups, skill themes, educational gymnastics.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture with Increased FLC

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 368 - Educ Dance/Gym,Stunts/Tumble
Educational Dance and Gymnastics, Stunts & Tumbling
Prerequisite: HPE 230

Professional Activity Course A course in physical education pedogogy emphasizing teaching methods and materials in educational dance, creative rhythms, and gymnastics, stunts and tumbling

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 370 - Athletic Training
Athletic Training
Prerequisite: None

Designed to cover the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries. Includes the use of therapeutic modalities, adhesive taping and progressive resistance exercise.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 3XX - Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HPE 400 - Special Topics
Special Topics


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 401 - Motor Development
Motor Development
Prerequisite: None

Provides opportunities to observe, interpret and formulate instructional decisions regarding basic movement patterns. Mechanical principles governing human movement, principles of skill acquisition and evaluation of movement are presented.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 403 - Coaching Youth Sports
Coaching Youth Sports
Prerequisites: None

Familiarizes students with contemporary principles and practices of organizing and conducting youth sports programs Medical, legal, and philosophical aspects included. Note: This course does not include the First Aid and CPR components necessary for the Connecticut State Coaching Certification.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 404 - Gross Motor Devlpmt-Yng Chldrn
Gross Motor Development - Young Children
Prerequisite: Department Chair Approval

This course is designed to introduce concepts of motor development and physical activity in infants, toddlers, preschool children, and young sclool age children to prospective teacher candidates. Teacher candidates will examine changes in human motor behavior across these periods of the lifespan, and the factors that contribute to those changes.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 410 - International Dimensions PE
International Dimensions Of Physical Education
Prerequisite: None

This practicum course is conducted in a foreign country and focuses on physical education, athletic and recreation programs, practices and trends in the host country.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 411 - Sports In American Society
Sports In American Society
Prerequisite: HPE 361 or SLM 330; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

Interdisciplinary dimensions of sport in society. Philosophical, psychological and sociological interrelationship of sports, the American culture and the participants in sports programs. Writing intensive.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

HPE 413 - Physiology Of Exercise
Physiology Of Exercise
Prerequisite: HPE 328 and 329

Study of physiological changes in the human organism due to physical exercise, conditions that affect these changes, and ways they may be controlled.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 414 - Exercise Physiology Lab

1.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 430 - Stats in Health & Exer Science
Statistics in Health & Exercise Science
Prerequisite: HSC 215 or HPE 215

This course introduces the basic principles and techniques of statistical methods in health sciences, exercise science, and public health. SPSS software will be used.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 437 - Current Issues In Physical Edu
Current Issues In Physical Education
Prerequisites: 3.0 Grade Average, 60+ Credits Earned
This seminar course will focus on the most recent trends, ideas and developments in physical education. Topics will vary.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 438 - Issues Health Sciences Seminar
Current Issues in Health Sciences Seminar
Prerequisite: HPE 215 or HSC 215 and ANT 302 or HSC 302 and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student.

Current Topics in Health Sciences Seminar explores a wide- variety of issues pertinent to individual and societal health. Topics include nutrition, genetics, exercise, sleep, and obesity. Current Topics is designed as a writing-intensive, Liberal Arts Tier III independent Inquiry course. This course is not repeatable.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

HPE 441 - Teach/Organize/Admin Elem PE
Teaching, Organization, Administration-Elementary School PE
Prerequisite: HPE 361, 362, 413 and CARE admit

Planning, organizing, administering and conducting a program of physical education in the elementary school. This seminar course is conducted in an elementary school setting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 445 - Teach,Organiz,Administer 2ndry
Teaching, Organization, Administration-Secondary PE
Prerequisite: HPE 361, 362, 413 and CARE Admit

Planning, organizing, administering and conducting a program of physical education in the secondary school. This seminar is conducted in a secondary school setting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 448 - Teach Health in Secondary Sch
Seminar: Teaching Health In The Secondary Schools
Prereq:Student must receive a C or higher in HPE 340

Practicum experience in curriculum design, methods and materials of health instruction in schools.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 475 - Student Teaching (PreK-12)
Student Teaching (PreK-12)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program, Approval of Field Experience Coordinator

Full-time teaching experience for physical education major for PreK-12 certification. Graded on credit/no credit basis.

9.000 Credit hours
25.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

HPE 476 - Student Teaching Seminar
Student Teaching Seminar
Prerequisite: Must be taken with Student Teaching

This course is designed to enhance the student teaching experience by assisting students in "bridging the gap" between the "theory" of the university coursework and the "practice" of the public school experience. This course will also prepare students in the many expectations that beginning teachers will face in their first years as a physical educator including the B.E.S.T. program and the portfolio requirements. This course must be taken in conjunction with HPE 475 Student Teaching.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson

For those students who wish to pursue independent research and writing.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

HPE 490 - Department Internship in PE
Department Internship in Physical Education
Prerequisite: None

Note: This course may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 3 credits.
Opportunity to gain on-campus experience in teaching or supervising physical education activity under the guidance of a faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Department.

1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 24.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

HPE 491 - Univ. Internship in Phys. Ed.
University Internship in Physical Education
Prerequisite: None

Note: This course may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 3 credits.
Opportuntity to gain on-campus experience in teaching, coaching, administration, or supervising physical education activity under the guidance of a university faculty or staff member.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

HPE 492 - Prof. Internship in Phsy. Educ
Professional Internship in Physical Education
Prerequisites: None

Opportunity to gain off-campus experience in teaching, coaching, administration, or supervising physical education activity under the guidance of an external agency supervisor or professional.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Kinesiology and Physical Educ Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

HPE 4XX - Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Health & Phys. Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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