HPER Courses

Health
HEA 221. First Aid, CPR/PR & Sports Injuries
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic background in the science and art of prevention, evaluation and treatment of basic sports injuries, and how to respond in certain emergency situations. Upon completion of the course the student will be certified by the American Red Cross in CPR/PR, AED, Basic First Aid and PDT. Fulfills one of the requirements for the physical education major.

HEA 233. Health Education
The study of current health issues and methods of teaching health education at the elementary, middle, and secondary school level. Designed specifically for teacher preparation and athletic training majors, it will include study of the consolidated School Health Program, health education programs and curriculum, Personnel and Community Health issues and methodology and materials for instruction. It will include guest speakers from the various CSHP components and/or 3-8 visits to various health agencies and schools. Sophomore status or above. Prerequisites: ED 205, PE 221.

HEA 240. Personal Trainer
This course is designed to develop individuals into knowledgeable and competent practitioners in the fitness industry. Students will build an advanced level of knowledge and comprehension about health and fitness, and how to apply that knowledge in the fitness industry.

HEA 241. Exercise & Nutrition Prescription & Promotion
This course is designed to educate the student in the design, implementation and promotion of a well rounded “fitness/wellness” program. The course includes but is not limited to the design and implementation of a cardiovascular program, muscular strength and endurance program, flexibility program, nutrition program and stress management program. Students will design the programs, design marketing promotions for the programs and implement the programs on a small scale. Prerequisite: HEA 240.

HEA 242. Lifestyle Behavior Management
This course provides students with an understanding of skills, principles and techniques used in a program for the attainment of behavior modification in relation to diet, physical activity, exercise and lifestyle management.

HEA 332. Adapted Physical Education
Designed for instructing the handicapped individual and for providing the prospective teacher with leadership, competencies, and a diversified program of developmental activities, games, sports, gymnastics, and dance suited to the interests, capacities, and limitations of students with disabilities which may prevent their engaging in the activities of the general physical education program. Experiences include observations of and practical experiences with exceptional students. Visits to various programs/schools will be required. Prerequisites: ED 205, HEA 233, PE 221 or permission of instructor.

Physical Education
HPR 100. Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Recreation
This will be a survey course. The course will introduce students to the fields of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and familiarize them with career opportunities in those fields.

PE 101. Foundations of Health and Wellness
Focuses on development of a healthy and active lifestyle which will enable the student to analyze his/her current health and physical activity status and to become aware of adjustments and adaptations needed during the college experience and beyond. Special emphasis is given to nutrition, diet and weight control, stress management, physical fitness, lifestyle analysis, and total wellness concept. An exit paper is required.

PE 119. Canoeing
Learn the basic canoeing skills necessary to enjoy the sport of paddling. Learn paddling strokes, boating safety and elementary self-rescue techniques. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 122. Swimming
This course is designed to teach the beginner how to swim and those that already know how to swim more advanced aquatic skills including six strokes, diving skills and other technique and safety skills. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 123. Lifeguarding
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course teaching lifeguarding skills and techniques. Certification as ARC Lifeguard upon successful completion of this course. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 124. Water Safety Instructor
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors’ course. Teaches the student how to teach swimming lessons as well as safety in and around the water. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 125. Scuba Diving
Students learn basic diving skills and safety. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 126. Aquasize
Learn to exercise using water for both resistance and support.

PE 140. Archery
Learn basic archery skills and safety.

PE 142. Golf
Fundamentals, rules, and regulations of golf. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 143. Disc Golf
Students will learn the basic throws, rules and techniques of putting, approach shots, scramble shots and driving for distance.

PE 146. Badminton
Fundamentals, rules and regulations of badminton. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 148. Racquetball
Learn the skills, rules and strategies necessary to play this exciting lifetime sport. Participate in singles and doubles competition.

PE 149. Tennis
Beginning tennis instruction. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 153. Basketball
Fundamentals, rules, and regulations of basketball.

PE 154. Softball
Fundamentals, rules, and regulations of softball.

PE 155. Volleyball
Fundamentals, rules and regulations of volleyball.

PE 158. Soccer
Fundamentals, rules and regulations of soccer.

PE 160. Ballet Dance
Beginning level ballet dance technique. Includes barre work, basic steps and ballet choreography.

PE 161. Folk/Square Dance
Beginning level study of international folk dance, traditional square dance, big circle square dance and running-set style square dance.

PE 162. Liturgical Dance
Beginning level study of liturgical dance, including history, purpose and practical uses of dance in worship services. Participation in at least one class performance is required.

PE 163. Jazz Dance
Beginning level jazz dance technique, including warm up exercises, basic steps and jazz dance choreography.

PE 164. Modern Dance
Beginning level modern dance technique, including a study of the styles of several contemporary modern dance choreographers

PE 165. Gymnastics
Fundamentals, rules and regulations of basic tumbling & floor exercise.

PE 169. Tap Dance
Beginning level tap dance technique. Purchase of appropriate shoes is required.

PE 170. Fencing
Learn proper technique and safe fencing skills.

PE 172. Personal Defense
Learn basic methods of self defense.

PE 174. Yoga
Beginning level hatha yoga (physical exercises). Emphasis placed on developing flexibility and reducing the effects of stress.

PE 177. Physical Conditioning & Aerobics
Basic fundamentals of cardiorespiratory physical activity and resistance training.

PE 180. Downhill Skiing
Learn to ski/snowboard or improve your skiing/boarding skills at area ski slopes. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 183. Horseback Riding
Learn basic riding skills.

PE 185. Outdoor Leisure Skill
Learn basic techniques in rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and camping.

PE 187. Rock Climbing
Learn basic top-rope climbing skills, climbing knots, rappel technique. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 188. Mountain Smooth and Clog Dance
Learn basic techniques of smooth and clog dancing.

PE 203. Dance Skill Lab
Folk dance, square dance, other selected type dances.

PE 204. Gymnastics Skill Lab
Gymnastics apparatus, tumbling, and balancing.

PE 206. Racquet Games
Skill lab for physical education majors. Students will develop and improve their skills and knowledge of the sports, and identify methods of teaching the skills. Fulfills one of the requirements for the physical education major. Offered to non-majors by permission of instructor. *This class requires a student fee. See instructor for information.

PE 208. Golf and Disc Golf
This course is designed to introduce the student to the traditional game of golf and the game of disc golf. The student will learn the two games with regard to rules of play, course design, stroke technique, mental preparedness and terminology. Emphasis will be placed on learning and teaching both games as lifetime leisure skills to promote an active lifestyle.

PE 209. Dance as Art
Introduction to various dance forms including ballet, modern, jazz and other styles. Includes a study of dance history, choreography, and aesthetics. No prerequisites or dance experience. Fulfills the Arts Experience requirement.

PE 210. Walking & Weight Lifting
Designed to introduce the student to the activities of walking and weight lifting for leisure and fitness. The course will teach various types of walking for improved fitness and how to use weight lifting to modify body composition & form while improving muscular strength and endurance.

PE 211. Aerobics & Aquasize
This course is designed to introduce the student to both “land” and “water” aerobic activities that improve cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength and endurance.

PE 212. Track and Field and Recreational Running
This course introduces the student to Track and Field and the development of recreational running. The student will learn these activities with regard to rules of play, activity development, event techniques, mental preparedness and skills needed for these activities.

PE 213. Coaching Theory
This course will include skill analysis, motivation techniques, teaching progression, responsibilities, qualities, coaching philosophies, coaching skills, practice management, psychology of coaching, game management, coaching methods, statistics and team organization. Study of some of the great coaches, past and present, will be included.

PE 214. Coaching of Football
Provides the student with a knowledge of coaching theory, methods, and strategies. Knowledge is applied to the sport of football at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Instruction includes fundamentals, offensive and defensive styles of play, coaching methods, teaching strategies and individual position technique. Prerequisite: PE 213.

PE 215. Coaching of Soccer
Provides the student with a knowledge of coaching theory, methods, and strategies. Knowledge is applied to the sport of soccer at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Instruction includes fundamentals, offensive and defensive styles of play, coaching methods, teaching strategies and individual position technique. Prerequisite: PE 213.

PE 216. Coaching of Basketball & Volleyball
Provides the student with a knowledge of coaching theory, methods, and strategies. Knowledge is applied to the sport of basketball and volleyball at the youth league, elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Instruction includes fundamentals, offensive and defensive styles of play, coaching methods, teaching strategies and individual position technique. Prerequisite: PE 213.

PE 217. Coaching of Softball & Baseball
Provides the student with a knowledge of coaching theory, methods, and strategies. Knowledge is applied to the sport of softball and baseball at the youth league, elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Instruction includes fundamentals, offensive and defensive styles of play, coaching methods, teaching strategies and individual position technique. Prerequisite: PE 213.

PE 218. Coaching of Track and Field
Provides the student with a knowledge of coaching theory, methods and strategies. This knowledge is applied to the sport of Track and Field at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Instruction includes individual and team event fundamentals, the coaching of individual and relay events, and teaching strategies. Prerequisite: PE 213.

PE 219. Coaching of Swimming
Provides the student with a knowledge of coaching theory, methods, and strategies. This knowledge is applied to the sport of swimming at the youth through secondary levels. Instruction includes individual and team event fundamentals, the coaching of individual and relay events, and teaching strategies. Prerequisite: PE 213.

PE 221. History and Principles
The historical foundations of physical education and their relationship and contribution to general education; the basic principles of physical education as they relate to biological, physiological, and sociological backgrounds of contemporary programs. Sophomore status or above.

PE 225. Team Sports Skill Lab
This course is designed to provide the student with and opportunity to develop/improve his/her skills and knowledge in selected team oriented sports activities. Team sports included but not limited to football, soccer and volleyball. In addition to the traditional form of each sport, the course will include lead-up games and variations of each, designed for a wide range of age-appropriate skills. The course is specifically designed for physical education majors but open to other students with permission of the instructor. Fulfills one of the requirements for the physical education major.

PE 226. Team Sports Skill Lab
This course is designed to provide the student with and opportunity to develop/improve his/her skills and knowledge in selected team oriented sports activities. Team sports included but not limited to basketball, softball/baseball and track & field. In addition to the traditional form of each sport, the course will include lead-up games and variations of each, designed for a wide range of age-appropriate skills. The course is specifically designed for physical education majors but open to other students with permission of the instructor. Fulfills one of the requirements for the physical education major.

PE 237. Practicum
An opportunity for interested students to work individually with physical education faculty members. A practicum application form must be completed before assignment to a required general education class. The student will assist in all phases of the instructional process under the guidance and supervision of various department faculty. Prerequisites: Sophomore status, 2.0 GPA. Evaluation will be on an S/U basis. Materials may be obtained from the program coordinator. [PE teacher education students only or department chair permission.]

PE 250. Biomechanics
This course will provide an overview of musculoskeletal anatomy, the mechanical properties and structural behavior of biological tissues, and biodynamics.

PE 261. Internship
An initial exploratory experience outside the classroom designed to explore new areas or supplement regular courses in the attainment of various competencies. Credit awarded upon successful completion of the internship as described in the student-originated and departmentally approved proposal. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours of credit. Materials may be obtained from the program coordinator.

PE 327. Special Topics
Options for students to study, according to their interests, a variety of topics not covered in regular courses. To be announced by the department.

PE 329. Kinesiology
The methods and procedures of analyzing human motion. Mechanical and anatomical principles of movement are taught and applied to fundamental human movements as they relate to participation in sports and physical activity. Laboratory activities will serve as a practical means of reinforcing the total learning situation. Prerequisite: BIO 134.

PE 330. Physiology of Exercise
Application of basic physiological principles to exercise and movement as they relate to human motion. Laboratory activities will serve as a practical means of reinforcing the total learning situation. Prerequisite: BIO 134.

PE 333. Sport in Society
Sociological aspects covered may include sports in society, violence and sports, economics of sports, sports and the mass media, and sexism and racism in sports. Psychological aspects covered may include attention and arousal in sports, motivation, personality and sports, audience impact, team cohesion, and aggression. Junior status or above.

PE 335. Methods of Teaching Elementary School Physical Education for the Physical Education Specialist K-6
Basic theories concerning children, learning, and physical education. Consideration will be given to the significant role movement plays in the life of a child; trends in and goals of elementary education and physical education and their interrelationships; observing, analyzing, and recording the movement experiences appropriate for elementary school children. Observation, participation, and practical kinds of experiences will be arranged including 3-10 visits to local elementary schools. Prerequisites: ED 205, CS 200, PE 221 or permission of instructor.

PE 336. Methods of Teaching Elementary School Health and Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher K-6
Designed for the Elementary Education Major, this course will include both health and physical education methodology and materials as well as teaching of low level games and activities as part of the general classroom curriculum. It will include 3–10 visits to local elementary schools. Prerequisites: ED 205, CS 200, PE 221 or permission of instructor.

PE 338. Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
Techniques used in measuring and evaluating performance in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Elementary statistical procedures will be covered in order to analyze and interpret test scores. Appropriate methods for determining grades in health and physical education will be presented along with techniques for data collection and treatment for research.

PE 413. The Teaching of Health and Physical Education in the Middle and Secondary Programs
Understanding and application of methods and materials in middle and secondary school health and physical education. Observation, participation, and practical kinds of experiences will be a part of this course including 3-10 visits to local high school programs. Prerequisites: ED 205, CS 200, PE 221 or permission of instructor.

PE 441. Organization and Administration of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
Procedures for organizing and administering the health and physical education and athletic programs including class organization, staff relations; budget and financing, facilities and equipment, and program of instruction. Prerequisites: PE 221, senior status.

PE 450. Physical Education Internship
A professional field experience with an off campus agency specializing in wellness and coaching. Designed to enable the student to relate theory to practice. Prior to agency assignment the internship experience will be designed by the departmental faculty supervisor, in consultation with the student. Prerequisites: Senior status and all major course work completed; overall GPA of 2.0.

PE 457,458. Directed Readings
Independent readings directed by members of the department faculty. Materials may be obtained from the department chairperson.

PE 460. Independent Study
An opportunity for the outstanding student to pursue professional interest areas in some degree of depth. Laboratory equipment will be available for use in project developments. Library research in the form of an undergraduate thesis will be required. Elective credit only. Materials may be obtained from the department chairperson.

Recreation and Sport Management
RSM 210. Outdoor Recreation and Games Leadership
This course provides an introduction to ourdoor recreation skills and games leadership. Students will learn the fundamental skills needed to perform the following recreational activities: rock climbing, canoeing, hiking/backpacking, and group games leadership. Students will be involved in experiential learning activities that provide the foundation to develop the skills needed for each of these activities. Field trips are a part of this course. Fall.

RSM 221. Introduction to Recreation & Sport Management
History and development of recreation in public, private and commercial settings; backgrounds and theories; objectives and principles; job opportunities and demands. Fall.

RSM 223. Sports Marketing
The application of the principles of promotion and marketing to the sport and fitness industry including the area of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs and resorts.

RSM 224. Outdoor Recreation Leadership
This course consists of training outdoor leaders in skills and in decision making needed for group leadership. Required field experiences are designed to provide the student with technical and interpersonal skills and knowledge necessary in the area of outdoor leadership. Fall, Spring.

RSM 300. Recreation Field Work
An opportunity for the recreation major to receive experience in one or more types of recreational agencies. The student will observe recreation programs in operation and will organize and conduct activities under close supervision, which will be provided by both agency personnel and departmental faculty. Open only to recreation majors or minors with sophomore status or above. Prerequisite: RSM 221 or permission of instructor. Graded on a S/U basis.

RSM 309. Planning & Design of Recreation Areas and Facilities
Planning principles and techniques for acquiring, developing, and providing areas and facilities for recreation, park, and leisure service agencies. Emphasis on site selection, design, environmental analysis, development of site plans and master plans, accessibility and barrier-free design for various types of areas and facilities. Fall.

RSM 310. Event Management
This course will introduce the student to the process and techniques needed for successful special event planning. The course will focus on special events as defined and accepted by the national parks and recreation profession. The emphasis will be on creating, planning, and organizing the resources needed by an organization to deliver a special event. The emphasis will be on developing skills within the student that will allow for the successful delivery of a special event for the Mars Hill College community.

RSM 312. Aquatic Facility Management
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the managerial and supervisory skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage an aquatic facility. This will include appropriate skills and knowledge needed to create an environment that will keep patrons, staff, and the aquatic facility safe.

RSM 321. Program Planning in Recreation
The principles and methods of program development including principles of planning programs, facilities, objectives, and activities; utilization of facilities and time-blocks; program evaluation. Prerequisites: RSM 221, 300, junior status. Spring.

RSM 324. Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources
Study and practice in the techniques of interpretation of natural and cultural resources. Developing the skills of designing, producing, and presenting interpretative materials and programs to all segments of the population in a recreational setting. Prerequisites: RSM 221 or instructor permission. Spring.

RSM 326. Natural Resource Management
Focus on the development of natural resource management as it relates to outdoor recreation with emphasis on management agencies, resource bases, management concepts, techniques and planning. Prerequisites: RSM 221, 300, 324. Spring.

RSM 327. Special Topics
Workshop or specialized study experiences designed to provide concentrated study and/or participation in a specific area of interest in therapeutic, outdoor, church, or community recreation.

RSM 331. Camp Counseling and Outdoor Education
An introduction to the various roles of a camp counselor in a residential camp environment. This course will focus on the skills, abilities, knowledge and motivation needed by a camp counselor in a summer residential camp setting. This class will provide the student with various training opportunities to sharpen their skills as a camp counselor and leading outdoor education programs and activities. This course will involve a weekend camping experience of the students.

RSM 369. Risk Management
This course will discuss the law and liability as they relate to the Recreation and Sport management professional. It will provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the risk of sport, leisure and recreation related injuries and the potential of negligence litigation. In developing this knowledge and skill base, the student will research and reflect on the ethical behavior in the delivery of services to participants. Students will be involved in research of current legal and ethical issues affecting the delivery of their service and programs.

RSM 441. Recreation and Sport Management
Organization, administration, and management of a leisure service delivery system including principles of organization and administration, budgeting and finance management, publicity and public relations, personnel management, legislation, and coordination of community resources. Prerequisites: RSM 221, 300, 321; recreation major; senior status. Fall.

RSM 450. Recreation Internship
A professional field experience 10 weeks, 400 contact hours with a recreation/sports agency, designed to enable the RSM major to relate theory to practice. The internship will be designed by the departmental faculty supervisor, in consultation with the student prior to agency assignment, to emphasize the experiential needs of the student. Student supervision during this course will be provided by both agency personnel and departmental faculty. Prerequisites: Senior class status and all RSM courses completed; overall 2.0 GPA. Graded on an S/U basis.

RSM 457, 458. Directed Readings
Independent readings directed by members of the department faculty.

RSM 460. Independent Study in Recreation
An opportunity for independent investigation, readings, and/or research in a professional area of interest.