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Recreation & Sports Studies Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Semester 1

HHP 100
Lifetime Wellness
A course designed to provide an understanding of the values of wellness in our contemporary society and to aid the student in developing a personalized wellness program for optimal health.
1
credits
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
The course is a survey of psychology as a natural science and a social science. As a study of human behavior and the mind, the course examines current sub-areas of psychology with attention to neurology, the environment, situation and experience, and the self. Throughout the content, the course also considers how presuppositions in philosophy and theology intersect, integrate, and conflict with views on the human condition.
3
credits
ART 101
Fundamentals of Art
An introduction to art. Emphasizing production of art through the exploration of design elements and principles; interpretation of art through cultural and historical context; investigation of nature and values of art. This course is for students with limited or no previous experience in art.
3
credits
HHP 142
Orienteering
Half semester. Development of map and compass skills. Same as GEOG 142.
0.5
credits
HHP 111
Flag Football
Half semester.
0.5
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
10
credits
Total Credits
18

Semester 2

HHP 182
First Aid and CPR
Safety, prevention of injuries, and first aid and CPR procedures as outlined by the American Red Cross.
1
credits
HHP 147
Alpine Skiing
Half semester. Spring break ski trip required.
0.5
credits
HHP 152
Badminton
Half semester.
0.5
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
12
credits
Total Credits
14

Semester 3

HHP 144
Recreational Sports
Half semester. Includes horseshoes, bocce ball, eclipse ball and other activities.
0.5
credits
HHP 228
Programs in Individual, Dual, and Team Sports
Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques of individual sports (e.g., track and field, golf, and bowling), dual sports (e.g., tennis, badminton, and racquetball) and team sports (e.g., basketball, soccer, volleyball). Students will become proficient in both performing and teaching specific skills related to the sports.
3
credits
HHP 273
Motor Learning and Development
The analysis of research findings and empirical evidence concerning the learning of motor skills, with emphasis on synthesizing these materials into useful concepts which will aid the practitioner. Provides a knowledge base in the study of changes in motor behavior across the lifespan, the processes that underlie these changes and the factors that affect them.
3
credits
HHP 292
Foundations of Recreation & Sports
An introduction to the scope of recreation and sport professions. Emphasis on the formation of a sound philosophy for a professional in the field. 15 hours of field experience required.
2
credits
HHP 153
Folk Dance
Half semester.
0.5
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
7
credits
Total Credits
16

Semester 4

HHP 298
Theory of Coaching
This course provides an overview of coaching sports. It is designed for the student to develop a coaching philosophy and understand coaching techniques, the importance of communication in various interactions, psychology of sports and athletic competition, logistical planning, physical development of athletes, and motivation in sports.
2
credits
HHP 168
Aerobics
Half semester. May include step, kickboxing, and the different components to a group of aerobic workouts. A considerable amount of physical exertion is involved so the course is for students with no apparent health risks.
0.5
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
11.5

Semester 5

HHP 491
Management of Recreation and Sports
Acquaint students with the responsibilities and knowledge required in administrating physical education, recreation and sports programs.
3
credits
PSY 341
Group Techniques
A seminar–laboratory approach for the study of group work and the group process as they apply to the self, the classroom, youth work, business, and society.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 6

HHP 248
Programs in Leisure and Adventure Activities
Performance and analysis of fundamental movements and skills in leisure and adventure activities. The role of leisure and adventure programs for various developmental levels.
2
credits
HHP 471
Adapted Physical Activity
The course focuses on the theories, principles, and practices of working with individuals with special needs in physical education, recreation, and sport programs.
3
credits
HHP 496
Recreation and Sport Facility Management
Management and design principles applied to recreation and sport areas and facilities. Emphasis on operation efficiency, scheduling, quality service, fiscal responsibility and maintenance management and planning. Additional emphasis on physical accessibility of facilities.
3
credits
GEOG 291
Geography of Sports and Outdoor Recreation
Sports and outdoor recreation are extremely important components of American life and are multi-billion dollar industries. Where and why these activities take place is very geographic; this course examines the spatial distribution of sports and outdoor recreation in the United States. Students will utilize GIS mapping software and other Internet-based mapping programs to examine the distribution of different types of sports and outdoor activities, conduct research on select topics, learn from guest speakers, and participate in fieldwork. Same as ESCI 291.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
5
credits
Total Credits
16

Semester 7

HHP 367
Recreational Programming
The principles and practices of conducting recreational programs for schools, churches, community organizations, and various populations. Emphasis will be on non-sport related recreation programming with administrative and leadership roles being stressed.
3
credits
HHP 462
Sport Ethics
This course is designed to create awareness of important ethical issues in sport and to provide students with skills and information to competently respond to them as they might occur in a professional environment. Real-life issues from a variety of perspectives (player, coach, administrator, parent, etc.) will be explored.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
7
credits
Total Credits
13

Semester 8

HHP 369
Senior Seminar in Recreation & Sport Studies
A capstone course that allows students to integrate knowledge, experience and research in the exploration of professional issues and trends in recreation and sport.
1
credits
HHP 467
Recreation Program Design
This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to provide leadership in the designing, implementation and evaluation of community and privately-based recreation programs.
3
credits
HHP 495
Legal Aspects of Exercise, Recreation, and Sports
Legal concepts and principles related to the administration, instruction, training and coaching of exercise, recreation and sport. Issues regarding personnel, facilities, equipment, transportation, medical aspects, liability, age and gender will be examined.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
13