Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamental components and principles of physical education, exercise science, nutrition and sport. This course is designed to enable students to understand Health and Fitness as a field of academic study. Students will also increase their knowledge and practical understanding of the professional applications related to this field.
Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. The student will be taught First Aid, CPR and AED techniques. Due to the nature of this course, the students will be participating in strenuous activities such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the floor. Active participation in all skill sessions and successful performance in skill and knowledge evaluations is required for course completion. Upon successful completion of all components, students may obtain Red Cross certification. (optional; requires related fee) 15/JN:1/7,8,9,12,17
Description: Students will gain knowledge regarding psychomotor, cognitive and social characteristics of athletes aged 4-17 and learn appropriate instructional strategies for enhancing the development and performance of young athletes. The focus will be on utilizing best practices in teaching/coaching youth sport to enhance learning, improve performance, and promote a life-long enjoyment of sport.
Description: This course provides an overview of the epidemiology, physiology, chronic disease implications, and current state of preventive and therapeutic interventions for obesity in adults and children, Public health policy approaches to healthy nutrition and physical activity promotion will also be addressed. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311)
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the theories and principles of psychology with respect to exercise and performance. Effects of psychological factors on the body and on performance will be examined, as well as the effects of exercise and competition on psychological development, health, mood, and general well-being. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311)
Description: The purpose of the course is to assist the student in reflecting on and applying the skills needed to be a successful coach. These skills will include determining coaching goals; developing communication and motivational techniques; improving teaching techniques in sport; developing knowledge of sport ethics, law and risk management; and increasing one?s knowledge of team management principles.
Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamental components and principles of health, fitness, and wellness. This course is designed to enable students to understand the different dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Interpersonal, Spiritual, and Environmental. Students will apply relevant knowledge to improve personal health and well-being, as well as increase their understanding of professional applications. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or instructor?s/director?s permission)
Description: This course is designed to provide a detailed examination of the sociology of sport. The student will examine the relationships between sport, culture, and society. The goal is to identify and explore critical issues related to sport and their impact in an individual?s life, family, schools, communities, and societies.
Description: This course provides an overview of the foundations of Sports Management and various professions in physical education and sport. This course is designed to enable students to understand Sport Management as a field of academic study and professional application, and assist them in applying relevant knowledge within various contexts.
Description: Lifestyle nutrition will discuss the nutritional needs of a person at each stage of life, from conception in the womb to old age. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the physiology of each life stage, so as to conceptually link them with their corresponding nutritional needs. In addition to the nutrition of healthy children and adults, the requirements for special needs populations will also be discussed. Nutritional policies that have been established for the guidance of health care professionals and the general population will be studied, along with educational tools and opportunities resulting from these policies. Students will also investigate and critically evaluate current literature on a variety of controversial topics. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311, NU 205 or permission of instructor)
Description: This course will provide students with practical experience in food preparation, cooking, food science and recipe development for health and disease states based on scientific food and nutrition principles. This will include the chemistry of recipe development, principles of food evaluation, and metabolic utilization of food in disease states. Students will plan and prepare meals according to specific RDA guidelines, as well as modify and test recipes with instructor supervision. Prerequisite: HFS 323 or permission of the instructor
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with introductory exposure to the various ideas, techniques and research related to sport event management and promotions. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or 311; HFS 316)
Description: This course addresses the challenges for sports managers in law and provides strategies for success in their managerial performance. There is an increasing need for sport managers to be aware of the legal implications of their managerial performance. This course will assist students in the development of knowledge and introduce them to the legal issues facing those in the sports industry. The course will introduce students to the U.S. legal system, and focus on the areas of tort and contract liability, agency, and constitutional law. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or 311; HFS 316)
Description: This course will introduce students to a wide range of contemporary topics and issues related to health and human sexuality. Therefore, sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviors will be examined in detail through a variety of methods. Particular attention will be given to the enhancement of sexual well-being and the prevention of various sexual health concerns. Students will develop skills in dealing with sexual topics in their personal and professional lives, as future health and fitness professionals, educators, health-care professionals, and counselors.HYBRID 14/SP:In class Mon&Wed on line Fridays
Description: Sport facilities are changing at a rapid pace. Sport facility management represents one of the fastest growth areas in the sport industry. This class will cover numerous issues from construction-related concerns to marketing facilities, naming rights and concession concerns. Also covered will be topics related to facility management, with special attention to back-house operations such as water, heating, cooling, and related factors. This is a comprehensive course focusing on applied rather than just theoretical knowledge. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or 311; HFS 316)
Description: Students will gain additional knowledge and apply principles related to athletic administration in various situations. They will explore the differences/similarities between various sport organizations in the high school, college and professional realm of sport regarding rules, eligibility, scholarships/salaries, and recruiting. They will research the governing bodies to understand their function in maintaining order and compliance, as well as their role in dealing with infractions. Students at this level will be able to research, apply, analyze and evaluate relevant material within specific situations.Prerequisites:HFS 316 and at least 2 other Sport Management Track courses.
Description: This course will introduce students to a wide variety of topics and career opportunities related to exercise science. Primary emphasis areas will include: Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, Sport Nutrition, Motor Behavior, Biomechanics and Sport Psychology. Students will explore research related to current issues in exercise science and gain a broader understanding of the field of study. (Prerequisites: HFS 150; HFS 311 recommended)
Description: This course provides an introduction to the theories and principles of motor learning, skill acquisition, and performance. It will provide the student with an opportunity to apply these principles in a variety of situation-based learning experiences. Students will increase their knowledge of motor behavior, and be able to plan appropriate learning activities based on characteristics of the performer, the task and the environment. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311, HFS 358 recommended)
Description: This course provides a basis for the understanding of human movement. The student will learn gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, descriptive terminology for various body positions and movements, as well as identification of the anatomical structures involved in the generation and absorption of forces by the body. Various types of muscle action, the forces involved, and how these relate to normal human movement patterns will be addressed. (Prerequisites: BI 105 & 106, HFS 150 or HFS 311)tt
Description: Scientific principles of both transient responses and permanent physiological adaptations to the stress of exercise are presented. The course emphasizes the inter-related nature of energy systems, cardiovascular function, and existing conditions of the individual. Common training principles for both cardiorespiratory function and muscle strengthening will be examined in the light of current evidence-based research. (Prerequisites: BI 105 & 106; CH 101; HFS 364 Recommended)
Description: Exercise for Special Populations will provide students with knowledge and practical application of exercise techniques for individuals with special needs. The course will address numerous chronic disease processes and exercise recommendations and precautions for individuals with these limitations. Also included will be exercise recommendations to meet the unique needs of children, older adults, and pregnant and post- partum women. Students will plan programs for special populations and practice them with classmates and in other supervised settings. Prerequisites: HFS 315; HFS 373 recommended, or permission of the instructor
Description: This course introduces the student to the concepts and principles of biomechanics as they relate to human movement and sport. The student will learn physical principles related to movement including force production and absorption, internal and external factors affecting forces, kinetic and kinematic principles, as well as specific formulas for related calculations. The student will apply these principles in the evaluation of simple motor skills. (Prerequisites: BI 105 & 106; HFS 364 or permission of instructor; Physics recommended)
Description: The internship provides a guided practical field experience in the health, fitness, sport and/or nutrition industry. This is a required course for Health and Fitness Studies majors and involves a minimum of 8 hours per week. Public and private organizations in the health and fitness and/ or nutrition industry may be selected with the approval of the supervising instructor. Scheduled meetings with the instructor are required. During HFS 412 and HFS 413, students will be involved in research related to their specific area of interest.Prerequisites: Senior standing within HFS program or permission of faculty internship advisor. 16/S1 HYBRID 5/16-7/1
Description: This course follows the American Red Cross curriculum for developing lifesaving and personal safety skills. American Red Cross Certification will be received upon successful course completion. 16/SP: March 18-20, April 15-17 Friday evening 6-9 pm, Sat 9am-5 pm, Sun. 3-6 pm
Description: This course combines an understanding of womens struggles with violence and fear with a full range of self-defense options. Students will learn how to project a strong and alert appearance, assess potentially dangerous situations, diffuse uncomfortable situations and develop powerful fighting techniques. Care is taken to provide a safe and supportive environment in which sensitive issues can be discussed and the fears and concerns of students can be addressed so that they feel empowered.
Description: This course is an intermediate co-ed fitness course (not dance) focusing on muscular endurance, core strength, balance and flexibility. Barre Blast brings together the disciplines of Yoga, Pilates, and Sports Conditioning into a challenging workout. Students taking this course should have a moderate level of fitness.
Description: With its basis in Kenpo Karate, this course develops strength, flexibility, discipline and confidence through a dojo workout. Students will learn basic strikes, combination techniques, forms (kata) and other self-defense techniques. The course encourages and welcomes all students into a comfortable and understanding environment, no matter their experience with the martial arts, self-defense, sports or other physical activities.