Health and Physical Education Certification Course Descriptions
HPED 333 - Anatomy and Physiology
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles associated with the structure and function of the human body. The course will begin with a general introduction to anatomy and physiology, an overview of organic chemistry, a study of cellular and tissue structure and function, and then move on to survey each of the following eleven organ systems of the human body: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Online laboratory experiences and exercises are incorporated which will provide the student with a deeper and practical understanding of the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology by using laboratory simulation software.
HPED 331 - First Aid
This course is designed to teach the student basic first aid and emergency management procedures and skills for a variety of injuries and sudden illnesses. The course contains both a lecture and practical component. Red Cross/American Heart Association Certification in first aid and CPR/AED will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of the written and practical course requirements.
HPED 330/ ATTR 301 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
This course focuses on immediate care and prevention of common injuries related to individuals completing sport activities, conditioning programs and other phsyical activity. It serves as an introduction to pathology, signs and symptoms recognition of common injuries, and management procedures common in evaluating and treating injuries incurred through sport and phsyical activity. Clinical applications of basic injury prevention strategies are emphasized as well as the application of clinically relevant anatomy. Special attention is given to specific "Statements" by the National Athletic Trainer's Association.
HPED 332 - Exercise Physiology
This course is designed to provide students with a solid knowledge of Exercise Physiology as it relates to fitness, performance and health. Topics include the history of exercise physiology, neuromuscular, metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine responses to exercise, the methods for improving exercise performance and special considerations that are specific to the science of exercise physiology.
EDUC 511 - Educational Psychology
An in-depth examination of the research on issues of learning and cognition and how it applies to the classroom. A major research paper is required.
EDUC 539 - Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Development
This course provides an introduction to early adolescent and adolescent development and investigates the implication of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development in educational settings. Major developmental and psychological theories and research relevant to teaching and learning are explored. Content areas include adolescent growth and development, conflicts and issues associated with different developmental levels, approaches to instruction, and cultural and socioeconomic diversity. The emphasis will be on the practical relevance of this material for students in grades 4-8.
EDUC 512 - TESOL Methods with Field Experience
This course provides an overview of the full range of the methodology for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), especially appropriate for the K-12 classroom teacher who has non-English speaking students in the classroom. It provides students a thorough understanding of the nature of teaching and learning ESL or EFL. It examines the basics of teaching ESL or EFL history, theories, models, techniques, and applications. It aims to enable students to incorporate the appropriate ESL or EFL strategies in their teaching and adapt their materials and instructional methods to meet English language learners’ needs and accommodate their learning styles. Course topics include techniques and strategies for improving second language learners’ listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communication skills, the role of the teacher, the needs of the learner, language testing and assessment, materials design, use of new technology in language teaching, and the development of lesson plans, including the selection and uses of texts and other materials. The course is designed as a laboratory experience, using multiple constructivist techniques and strategies of instruction. Students taking this course are required to complete a 10-hour field experience. This field experience will include both observation and engagement with English Language learners. Students are also expected to engage in extensive reading, research, class discussion, written reflection, and self-evaluation through dialogue, group projects, and field work.
HPED 518 - Curriculum Development and Administration in Special and Physical Education
This class will examine essential topics in the areas of developing curriculum and of administrating key elements with regard to Health and Physical Education for both regular and special education students. Knowledge gained in this class will enable each educator to be better prepared to plan, implement, and evaluate an effective program for his/her students on either the elementary or secondary level.
HPED 519 - Methods of Special and Health and Physical Education Instruction
This class will examine essential topics in the areas of developing, delivering, and evaluating effective lessons in Health and Physical Education for both regular and special education students. Knowledge gained in this class will enable each educator to be better prepared to plan, implement, and evaluate an effective lesson for his/her students on either the elementary or secondary level.
HPED 522 - Contemporary Topics in Special and Health and Physical Education
This class will examine contemporary topics in Health and Physical Education for both regular and special education students. Knowledge gained in this class will enable each educator to be better prepared to understand and respond effectively to relevant, current issues on both the elementary or secondary level. This knowledge will allow for better student interaction and increased success in program planning and implementation.
EDUC 682 - Evaluation and Assessment of Students in Inclusive Settings
This course examines the assessment and evaluation processes used for determining progress for students with and without Individual Educational Programs. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandates that all students have access to the general education classroom and curriculum. The course will provide teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess and evaluate all students. The course will examine historical, philosophical and legal considerations and models of the assessment process and various types of assessments will be examined.
EDUC 684 - Inclusive Education with Field Experience
This course examines the concept of Inclusion and what it means to both the special educator and the general educator. Students will learn to use effective inclusion strategies in the general education classroom and examine the various ways special and regular educators can work effectively together. Students will have 10 hours of field experience in inclusive education settings.
EDUC 610 - Student Teaching
Observation and teaching in an approved classroom with guidance and evaluation. At least 12 weeks of fulltime student participation is required. Students must apply for student teaching at least two semesters in advance.
EDUC 620 - Practicum
A seminar to synthesize the academic disciplines and relate them to the development and learning of the pupil in school and focus on the needs of the student teacher. This course offers opportunities to gain skill, insight and perspective in the relationship of theory to practice in the teaching-learning process. To be scheduled concurrently with student teaching.
HPED 548 - Principles of Athletic Coaching and Sports First Aid
This course will assist coaches who will be working with adolescents in middle and high school settings. The course is an interactive one in which students will be immersed in problem solving scenarios. The course is based on the knowledge gleaned from sports scientists who have applied their intellectual skills to discover improved methods of coaching and delivering the most current sport first aid procedures. This information is integrated with the wisdom of master coaches and athletic trainers. Students will be exposed to the most important coaching principles (development of a philosophy, principles of behavior, teaching technical and tactical skills, principles of training, and principles of management). They will also be able to demonstrate the proper first responder techniques. The goal of the class is to have athletes strive to improve their athletic skills and interpersonal relationships within a Christian world view perspective.
HPED 552 - Individual, dual and team sports
Explore coaching/teaching techniques in individual, dual and team traditional organized sports commonly practiced in North America to be used in competitive and non-competitive settings. An understanding and use of effective techniques from the skills gained can be used in class, gym and field settings.
HPED 553 - Outdoor pursuits and lifetime leisure skills
Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the wide variety of lifetime leisure activities, focusing on the outdoors and other emerging activities. Students will explore teaching techniques in traditional/non-traditional activities to create greater inclusion opportunities for students. An understanding and use of effective techniques from the skills gained can be used in class, gym, field and non-traditional settings.
HPED 554 - Gymnastic skills, dance and rhythmic skills
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of current developments and teaching techniques in Gymnastics, Dance and Rhythmic Skills. An understanding and use of effective techniques from the skills gained can be used in class, gym, field and non-traditional settings.