Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

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Mission – Recreation

The mission of the Chadron State College Recreation program is to meet the educational needs of individuals interested in the broad field of Recreation, which includes the disciplines of Sport and Leisure Services, Community and Adventure Recreation, and Fitness and Exercise. The students in Recreation will develop the philosophies, knowledge and skills to become leaders in these disciplines. The program is designed to foster a commitment to providing lifelong recreational opportunities for the general public.

Student Learning Outcomes – Sport and Recreation Management

  • Participate in scholarly activities and services that promote student development by encouraging professional involvement, community service, certification, and lifelong learning.
  • Develop an understanding of and be able to develop effective leadership styles to successfully enter management positions in the field of recreation.
  • Demonstrate competency in skills needed to design, implement, and administer a variety of programs and activities in the field of Exercise and Fitness, Sports, Community and Adventure Recreation, Recreation, and Leisure Services.
  • Develop a knowledge base and the skills necessary to participate in lifelong recreational activities.
  • Develop an understanding of and be able to contribute to the enhancement in the overall quality of life for participants in the field of recreation.
  • Design and outline outcomes for the development of a recreation program for their specific field.
  • Gain a basic knowledge regarding legal liability, which is necessary to provide a safe and productive environment for participants in the field of recreation.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance and general principles of proper fiscal management in recreational programs.

Mission – Physical Education

The mission of the Physical Education Teaching Endorsements, within the Health, Physical Education Department is twofold:

  • To provide high quality education and training, leading to teacher certification in teaching Physical Education.
  • To provide professional, managerial, and analytical skill development for potential HPER educators.

To meet the mission of the Physical Education Teacher Education program the following National Standards for Initial Physical Education Teacher Education will be utilized:

  • Physical Education teacher candidates will know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will be physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health-enhancing fitness as delineated in the S.H.A.P.E America Physical Educational National standards.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will be able to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will use assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform decisions about instruction.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will demonstrate disposition essential to becoming effective professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes – Physical Education

  • Define Physical Education.
  • List the four components of physical fitness.
  • Identify what constitutes a quality physical education program.
  • Align curriculum and lesson plans to the S.H.A.P.E. America Physical Education National standards.
  • Recognize processes of motor movement and assess student progress.
  • Construct a quality physical education lesson plan.
    • Components of the lesson plan
    • Safety precautions
    • Equipment
    • Goals and outcomes
    • Extensions and adaptations
  • Adapt the physical education environment for all learners.
  • Administer physical education and fitness tests that evaluate and assess the psychomotor, affective, and cognitive domains.
  • Promote the value of physical education in the community.
  • Integrate other content areas such as math, geography, reading, history, and science into the physical education curriculum.

Mission – Health Education

The main focus of the Chadron State College Health Education Program is to provide an endorsement in Health Education. It is the goal of the department to develop leaders in education who support the academic mission of department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Graduates with a health endorsement will have the knowledge to instruct students and community members to actively practice and promote good health and well-being through education, prevention, and intervention programs designed to enhance one’s ability to participate in, and benefit from acquired knowledge and experience gained in regard to living a healthy lifestyle.

To meet the mission of the Health Education Teacher Education Program, the following Health Education Teacher Preparation Standards will be utilized. Health Education Teacher Education candidates will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a health literate educator.
  • Assess needs to determine priorities for school health education.
  • Plan effective comprehensive school health education curricula and programs.
  • Implement health education instruction.
  • Assess student learning.
  • Plan and coordinate a school health education program.
  • Serve as a resource person in health education.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and school health education.

Learning Outcomes – Health Education

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the field of health by being able to comprehend concepts related to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to promote health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  • Analyze and describe the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  • Demonstrate the ability to promote goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to promote personal, family and community health.

HPER 102 SHOOTING ACTIVITIES3 Credits

The Shooting Activities course will expose students to the necessary rules and participation skills for a variety of shooting activities, which will allow for positive lifestyle changes through the involvement in lifelong activities. Shooting activities may include but not be limited to archery, trap, riflery, paintball, skeet, etc.

HPER 105 ADULT COMMUNITY RECREATION1 Credit

Basic recreational activity designed for the adult learner. Emphasis will be placed on flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular maintenance.

Drop Consent: Department Consent

HPER 107 INDIVIDUAL SPORT ACTIVITIES3 Credits

The Individual Sport Activities course will expose students to the necessary playing rules and participation skills for a variety of individual sports, which will allow for positive lifestyle changes through the involvement in lifelong activities. Individual Sport Activities may include but not be limited to, bowling, golf, tennis, racquetball, frisbee golf, etc.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES11

HPER 108 FITNESS ACTIVITIES3 Credits

The Fitness Activities course will expose students to the necessary rules and skills for a variety of lifetime fitness activities, which will allow for positive lifestyle changes through the involvement in lifelong activities. Fitness Activities may include but not be limited to, aerobics, weight training, physical fitness, fitness testing, pilates, etc.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES11

HPER 111 SOCIAL DANCE ACTIVITIES3 Credits

The Social Dance course will expose students to the history of dance, various styles of dance, and the acquisition of a variety of developmental dance steps to successfully participate in a social dance setting. This will allow for positive lifestyle changes through the involvement in lifelong activities. Social Dance may include but not be limited to a wide variety of cultural dances such as; Folk Dance, Latin Dance, Round and Square Dance, Ballroom Dance, and Country Western Swing/Line Dance.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES11

HPER 120 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES3 Credits

The Outdoor Activities course will expose students to the necessary rules and participation skills for a variety of outdoor adventure activities, which will allow for positive lifestyle changes through the involvement in lifelong activities. Outdoor Adventure Activities may include but not be limited to canoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, etc.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES11

HPER 122 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH & PE2 Credits

Overview of latest thinking and research that form the foundations of Health and Physical Education and exploration of career preparation and opportunities in the field.

HPER 134 INTRO TO ATHLETIC TRAINING1 Credit

Prevention and basic first aid skills necessary to manage common injuries associated with sports, as well as provide techniques in emergency life support. This course will not fulfill any requirements for departmental endorsements.

HPER 207 TEAM SPORTS ACTIVITIES3 Credits

The Team Sports Activities course will expose students to the necessary playing rules and participation skills for a variety of team sports, which will allow for positive lifestyle changes through involvement in the provided lifelong activities.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES11

HPER 209 ADVANCED FITNESS ACTIVITIES3 Credits

The Advanced Fitness Activities course will expose students to the necessary rules and skills for a variety of lifetime fitness activities, which will allow for positive lifestyle changes through the involvement in lifelong activities. Advanced Fitness Activities may include but not be limited to advanced strength training, powerlifting, Ironman training, triathlon training, etc.

HPER 220 THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF COACHING2 Credits

Principles necessary to become a successful coach. Coaching theories, seasonal planning, practice planning, training methods, communication, administration, and other common coaching issues will be discussed.

HPER 221 RECREATION PROGRAMMING3 Credits

History and objectives of special camps and the responsibilities of the camp counselor. The planning and administration of camp activities to include diverse populations. This course is designed to help students understand ways to ensure recreation leisure activities are accessible to all members in the community they serve.

HPER 232 ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY3 Credits

Detailed work on the skeletal muscular system with direct application to movement, stretching and strengthening of the skeletal muscles. Study of the nervous, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems of the body as it applies to, and is affected by exercise.

HPER 233 PERSONAL HEALTH/WELLNESS3 Credits

Knowledge and practice in making decisions which effect the quality of life. Developing positive attitudes toward emotional and physical fitness. An emphasis on personal health assessment, awareness and individual program planning.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES11

HPER 234 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT3 Credits

Basic concepts and philosophies of recreation and leisure, to explore the employment opportunities in the field of recreation, and to gain practical experience in designing, organizing, and conducting a variety of recreational activities.

HPER 236 HEALTH TOPICS3 Credits

Designed to provide the Health Educator with an in-depth knowledge base in current health problems in contemporary society.

HPER 321 COACHING TECH:FOOTBALL2 Credits

Fundamentals and coaching techniques in football.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Sophomore or above status

HPER 322 COACHING TECH:BASKETBALL2 Credits

Fundamentals and coaching techniques in basketball.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Sophomore or above status

HPER 323 COACHING TECH:VOLLEYBALL2 Credits

Fundamentals and coaching techniques in volleyball.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Sophomore or above status

HPER 325 TEACHING IND/DUAL SPORTS3 Credits

Techniques of teaching and coaching the individual and dual sports which may be taught to the recreation or public school student

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

HPER 327 BIOMECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY2 Credits

The application of mechanical principles to human movement.

HPER 327L BIOMECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY LAB1 Credit

Lab experience.

HPER 329 HISTORY OF PHYS ED2 Credits

Introduction to the historical development of physical education from ancient to modern times.

HPER 332 SAFETY AND FIRST AID2 Credits

Safety in and around the school and home. Includes American National Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 333 LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION3 Credits

Considers problems in community recreation pertaining to leadership styles, leadership roles in the areas of facilities, programs, activities, methods of organization and administration.

Prerequisites: HPER 234 and Sophomore or above status

HPER 335 ORG/ADMIN HPER & ATH3 Credits

A study of administrative practices and their application to the fields of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

HPER 336 FITNESS EVAL & EXERCISE PRESCR3 Credits

Integrate the principles and theories of exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology, and measurement with application to physical fitness testing and individualized exercise program design.

Prerequisites: HPER 232 and Sophomore or above status

HPER 337 RECREATION FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS3 Credits

This course will expose students to a comprehensive review of inclusion, its history, theories and concepts, what constitutes inclusive facilities and programs and application of inclusion best practices in recreation activity areas.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

HPER 339 THEORY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-83 Credits

Accepted theories and philosophies of kindergarten through eighth grade physical education. Special emphasis is given to theories of individual and team sports, the curriculum, the role of the teacher, and the needs of students in the Physical Education setting K-8.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

HPER 400 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-4 Credits

Designed to permit students to participate in more individual investigations and individualized courses of study. Permission of Academic Dean and Department Chair required.

Add Consent: Instructor Consent

HPER 421 PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SPORT2 Credits

Philosophical, sociological, and psychological aspects of coaching.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Junior or above status

HPER 422 INTRO TO ADAPTED PHYS ED3 Credits

An overview of Adapted Physical Education. Designed to introduce students to the requirements of special needs in Physical Education as required in IDEA Amendments of 1997. Emphasis on all types of movement experiences for special populations.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 423 COACHING TECH:WRESTLING2 Credits

Fundamentals and coaching techniques in wrestling.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Junior or above status

HPER 424 COACHING TECH: TRACK2 Credits

Fundamentals and coaching techniques in track.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Junior or above status

HPER 425 COACH TECH:GOLF AND TENNIS2 Credits

Fundamentals and coaching techniques in golf and tennis.

HPER 426 COACHING TECH: BASEBALL/SOFTBALL2 Credits

Fundamentals and coaching techniques in baseball and softball.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Junior or above status

HPER 427 RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT2 Credits

Review of rhythmic activities and the methods of teaching rhythmic movements to the elementary and secondary school student. Students will learn to perform a variety of rhythmic activities and the methods of teaching educational dance.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 428 CURRICULUM IN HEALTH3 Credits

A foundation in school health education, including health services, healthful school living, and health instruction. To develop skills in organizing and presenting comprehensive and sequential health curriculum of standard and controversial topics.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 429 MOTOR MOVEMENT3 Credits

The exploration and explanation of materials, methods, and mechanisms that underlie the learning and performance of motor skills and practical experience in designing and implementing physical education activities, which develop fundamental and sport-related movement skills.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 430 SEMINAR IN HPER3 Credits

Investigation of special topics in health, physical education or recreation through group study. Attempts will be made to meet the needs of groups of students. The seminar may be repeated.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 431 COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH3 Credits

Survey of community and public health, including the basics of health organizations, environmental health problems, and dilemma of health care delivery, selected diseases, and innovations in community health.

Prerequisites: HPER 236 and Junior or above status

HPER 432 TESTS & MEASUREMENTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION3 Credits

The history of measurements in physical education, the selection and administration of appropriate tests, and the integration of their results by statistical procedures.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 433 ADVANCED ATHLETIC TRAINING3 Credits

Designed for students who want to pursue a career in athletic training; required for NATA certification.

Prerequisites: HPER 134 and Junior or above status

HPER 435 CURRICULUM PLANNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION3 Credits

A study and evaluation of present day trends in physical education. A discussion of principles and procedures for curriculum construction and criteria for the selection of activities and judging outcomes.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 436 ADVENTURE BASED LEARNING3 Credits

To acquaint prospective teachers and recreationists with the concepts of outdoor education. To provide a variety of experiential learning opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills from direct experiences outside the traditional classroom. To better understand the use of personal leisure time in the out-of-doors.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 437 LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS AND RECREATION3 Credits

Study of the law and implications relative to physical education and sport. Emphasis on safety procedures, preventive measures, and legal responsibilities of the coach/administrator.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 439 BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS2 Credits

Improve ability to teach physical education and to coach athletic teams by learning to analyze a variety of sports activities in terms of fundamental principles of mechanics.

Prerequisites: HPER 232 and Junior or above status

Co-requisites: HPER 439L

HPER 439L BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS LAB1 Credit

Lab experience in Biomechanics of Sports.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Co-requisites: HPER 439

HPER 440 PREVENTION & CARE/ATHLETIC INJ3 Credits

Knowledge and practice in the care of athletic injuries and physical conditioning.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 441 COORDINATED SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM3 Credits

Building on the foundation in school health education, this course will provide the knowledge and skills needed to investigate, define, design, implement and evaluate comprehensive coordinated school health programs. Focus on the health and physical activity components of the Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) model.

Prerequisites: HPER 236 and Junior or above status

HPER 442 AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY3 Credits

The Aquatic and Water Safety Activities course will expose students to the necessary safety rules and participation skills for a variety of aquatic activities, which will allow for positive lifestyle changes through the involvement in lifelong activities. Aquatic and water safety activities may include but not be limited to a variety of swimming techniques, lifeguard training, and water safety instruction.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES11

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 449 EVENT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT3 Credits

Explorations into the proper steps necessary to successfully plan and implement events associated with recreation and sport. Evaluation of the procedures utilized in the effective management of recreation and sport facilities.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

HPER 453 SPORTS OFFICIATING3 Credits

Qualifications, philosophies, principles, and techniques governing the art of officiating sports.

Prerequisites: HPER 220 and Junior or above status

HPER 454 PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL TRAINING3 Credits

To provide students with specific, real-world information about the knowledge, skills, and expectations associated with a competent personal trainer or fitness professional. Additionally, this course is designed to prepare students for the nationally accredited National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exam.

Prerequisites: HPER 336 and Senior status

HPER 490 INTERNSHIP IN HPER1-12 Credits

Provides practical experience in physical education, recreation, coaching or athletic training. Interested students should contact the Internship and Career Services Office to secure application materials. Application should be made prior to the semester the internship will be started. The amount of credit will be based on the availability of a suitable work position, the qualifications of the applicant, and the work hours. Prerequisites: Identification of required internships and prerequisites for each as follows: A. Recreation: HPER 226, 234, and 333 B. Coaching: HPER 220, 335, and appropriate techniques courses (Note: Education students should not do their coaching internship while on block or student teaching.) C. Athletic Training: HPER 226. Students must submit application to the Director of Internships at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester in which they desire an internship.

Add Consent: Department Consent

HPER 490A INTERNSHIP IN RECREATION1-12 Credits

Provides practical experience in physical education, recreation, coaching or athletic training. Interested students should contact the Internship and Career Services office to secure application materials. Application should be made prior to the semester the internship will be started. The amount of credit will be based on the availability of a suitable work position, the qualifications of the applicant, and the work hours.

Prerequisites: HPER 226, HPER 234, HPER 333, HPER 335, HPER 437 and Junior or above status

Add Consent: Department Consent

HPER 490B INTERNSHIP IN COACHING1-12 Credits

Provides practical experience in physical education, recreation, coaching or athletic training. Interested students should contact the Internship and Career Services office to secure application materials. Application should be made prior to the semester the internship will be started. The amount of credit will be based on the availability of a suitable work position, the qualifications of the applicant, and the work hours.

Prerequisites: HPER 220, HPER 335 and one course from HPER 423, HPER 424, HPER 425, or HPER 426, and Junior or above status

Add Consent: Department Consent

HPER 490C INTERNSHIP IN ATHLETIC TRAININ1-12 Credits

Provides practical experience in physical education, recreation, coaching or athletic training. Interested students should contact the Internship and Career Services office to secure application materials. Application should be made prior to the semester the internship will be started. The amount of credit will be based on the availability of a suitable work position, the qualifications of the applicant, and the work hours.

Prerequisites: HPER 226 and Junior or above status

Add Consent: Department Consent

HPER 490D INTERNSHIP IN ATHLETIC TRAININ1-12 Credits

A work experience in athletic training. Approval of student's advisor, the faculty coordinator and the department chairperson is required.

Prerequisites: HPER 226, HPER 334, and Junior or above status