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KINESIOLOGY (HPE)

Professor Matthew Curtner-Smith, Department Head
Office: 106 Moore Hall

Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.

HPE 199 Ecological Approach to Health and Fitness. 3 hours.

This introductory course examines the basis for and interrelationships among the six aspects of wellness: social, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental. The course addresses issues of physical fitness, wellness, and personal safety applicable to the college age group.

HPE 300 Foundations of Human Performance. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Exercise and sport science or PETE major, SOC 101 and SOC 102, or BEF 362.

A critical analysis of sociocultural issues of the body, physical education, and performance programs. Special emphases are placed upon gender, race, and social class issues and their implications for education and sport.

HPE 305 Analysis and Teaching of Movement III and IV: Gymnastics and Dance. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in gymnastics and dance and to acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these activities.

HPE 306 Analysis and Teaching of Movement I: Invasion/Striking and Fielding/Target Games. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Exercise and sport science or PETE major and have completed or are taking concurrently BSC 215 or BSC 216.

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in invasion, striking/fielding, and target games and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these same types.

HPE 307 Analysis and Teaching of Movement II: Track and Field, and Net/Wall Games. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to PTEP.

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in track and field, and net/wall games, and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these activities.

HPE 310 Analysis and Teaching of Movement V: Swimming. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to PTEP.

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ swimming skills and knowledge of water safety and to acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for this activity.

HPE 311 Analysis and Teaching of Health-Related Fitness. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ knowledge of the basic principles of health-related fitness and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for fitness instruction.

HPE 350 Secondary Curriculum. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of current curricular and instructional practices for secondary physical education programming. This course must be taken in conjunction with HPE 351.

HPE 351 Secondary Clinical Experience. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

The purpose of this clinical experience is to provide students with the opportunity to teach secondary students in a public school setting. This course must be taken in conjunction with HPE 350.

HPE 360 The Subject Matter of Elementary Physical Education. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: HPE 305, HPE 350, and HPE 351.

Provides knowledge of subject matter for elementary physical education and a comprehensive K–5 curriculum. Concurrent enrollment in HPE 361 is required.

HPE 361 Elementary Physical Education Curriculum, Philosophy, and Theory. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: HPE 305, HPE 350, and HPE 351.

This course is designed to help students improve their abilities to teach elementary physical education and to plan and reflect on lessons, units, and a comprehensive K–5 curriculum. This course must be taken concurrently with HPE 360.

HPE 362 Motor Development. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology, early childhood education, special education, or human development and family studies major; HD 101; or BEP 305.

Study of growth in phylogenetic and ontogenetic sequence, and the motor development sequence across the lifespan; integration of movement skill and knowledge development. A field experience is required.

HPE 364 Physical Education for Elementary Schools. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology or elementary education major and admission to PTEP.

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of current curricular and instructional practices in elementary physical education and to provide them with opportunities to practice-teach in a public-school setting.

HPE 365 Applied Biomechanics. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology major and either BSC 215 or BSC 216.

Review of basic anatomy, especially the muscular system, and examination of the relationship of fundamental laws of physics to human movement. Includes mechanical principles of skill instruction and analysis.

HPE 366 Evaluation and Measurement. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major.

Study of the administration and evaluation of test batteries in physical education, fitness management, and personal training.

HPE 387 Field Experience in Kinesiology. 1 to 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Exercise and sport science major or PETE major.

Supervised professional experience in a fitness or related setting; observation and participation under the direction of a professional at the site.

HPE 464 Administration of Physical Education and Sport. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology major.

Organization and administration of health, physical education, and athletic programs for elementary and secondary schools.

HPE 468 Adapted Physical Education. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology major and HPE 365.

The course includes basic information on disability sport and physical education programs; roles of various service agencies and organizations; state and federal legislation; and inclusion strategies. A clinical experience is required.

HPE 487 Physical Education Teaching Methods and Practice. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: HPE 350, HPE 351, HPE 360, HPE 361, and admission to TEP.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to implement additional curricular models at both the elementary- and secondary-school levels.

HPE 488 Internship in Fitness Management. 6–12 hours.
Prerequisite: Exercise and sport science major.

Directed internship in an area of specialization, completed in cooperation with a community agency or business, clinical, or other appropriate organization. Observation and on-the-job experience through direct participation in ongoing programs.

HPE 491 Sport, Exercise, and the Social Sciences. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

This course explores the major issues that occupy social sciences involved in the study of sport and exercise.

HPE 492 Physiology of Exercise: 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology major and either BSC 215 or BSC 216; or permission of the instructor.

This course examines the human physiological response to exercise.

HPE 493 Fitness Appraisal and Exercise Prescription. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology major and HPE 492.

A study of the application of exercise testing and prescription principles to apparently healthy and diseased populations. Successful leadership, programming, and management principles for fitness settings will also be examined.

HPE 496 Independent Study in Physical Education. 1 to 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology major.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity to further develop their skills/knowledge/instructional techniques in the area of kinesiology.

HPE 497 Internship in Physical Education (N–12). 12 hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to the teacher education program, HPE 350, HPE 351, HPE 360, HPE 361, HPE 487, a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all work attempted, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major. Full-time supervised teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools. Includes a weekly one-hour seminar. Student teaching cannot be completed during the summer term. Application for student teaching must be made the semester prior to student teaching (excluding summer term) through the Office of Clinical Experience. Formal application meetings are held and their times will be posted in Graves Hall and announced in the Crimson White prior to the meetings.

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