Health and Sport Sciences (HSS)

HSS 101. Beginning Swimming1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Focuses on basic skills for swimming and water safety. Intended to encourage current and future physical activity and provide insight into the benefits of cardiovascular activity.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 102. Advanced Swimming1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: This course, fundamentals and skills will be reviewed. Advanced swimming concepts will be taught to further participation in swimming.

Note: Enrollment is contingent upon passing a swimming competency test.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 103. Life Saving1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): HSS 102 or equivalent or Red Cross Junior Life Saving Certificate.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 104. Scuba1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): HSS 101.

Description: This course is designed for students who have basic swimming skills and desire to learn the basic principles of underwater scuba diving. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be prepared to take the Open Water Diving Certification.

Note: The open water dives are not included in the scope of the course.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 108. Water Fitness1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An activity class designed to enhance aerobic fitness, performed in water without submersion of the head. Information relating to health and fitness will be distributed throughout the semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 109. Weight Training1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Introduces students to resistance training, with an emphasis on proper form and technique development. Individuals will learn to develop a safe and efficient weight training program.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 110. Physical Fitness and Conditioning1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Introduces students to the components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 111. Aerobic Fitness1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An exercise/fitness program, done to music, based on weight training, aerobic activity and flexibility.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 112. Mini-Marathon Training1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: This course is designed for students who are novice runners and desire to learn the basic training principles and the physiology of long distance running.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 114. Fitness Walking1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Promotion of cardiovascular fitness through a walking program. Students can begin as any level of fitness and progress on an individual basis toward improvement.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 115. Step Aerobics1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Introduction to the step techniques used to develop cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 116. Introduction to Yoga1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course is designed to introduce the foundation poses of Yoga, the basics of healthy posture, simple breathing techniques, and progressive deep relaxation skills.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 117. Intermediate Yoga1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): HSS 116 or consent of instructor.

Description: This course is designed to review foundation poses of Yoga and to introduce intermediate level poses.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 118. Beginning Martial Arts1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Beginning judo, karate, tae-kwan-do, tai-chi, as indicated.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 119. Intermediate Martial Arts1 Unit

Description: Intermediate judo, karate, tae-kwan-do, tai-chi, as indicated.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 120. Beginning Racquetball1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Provides students with the basic racquetball rules, strategies and basic racquetball skills and techniques to enjoy playing the game at an introductory level.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 121. Billiards and Table Games1 Unit

Description: This course covers fundamental strokes, techniques, strategies, and rules of billiards and table games.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 122. Badminton1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Designed to familiarize students with skills, practices, techniques, rules, and theory of badminton.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 123. Tennis1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Designed to familiarize students with skills, practices, techniques, and theory of tennis.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 124. Advanced Tennis1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): HSS 123 or equivalent.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 125. Golf1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Instruction for acquiring the basic knowledge and skills for golf. The course will focus on grip, stance, swing, and other primary skill components of the game.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 126. Tumbling and Apparatus1 Unit

Description: Teaches fundamental skills of tumbling and the use of apparatus.

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HSS 127. Beginning Fencing1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Teaches fundamental skills, techniques, tactics, and basic rules necessary to participate in fencing activities at the novice level.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 128. Pickleball1 Unit

Description: The purpose of this course is to learn the proper strokes and strategy of Pickleball. This game combines tennis and badminton skills.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 132. Canoeing1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): HSS 102 or equivalent.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 133. Backpacking and Hiking1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Provides the knowledge of the physical activity and recreational components involved in backpacking and hiking. Emphasis is placed on planning, equipment, clothing, environmental impact and safety.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 134. Rappelling1 Unit

Description: This course is designed to teach students the skills of rappelling. Emphasis will be placed on knots, seats, and safety. The majority of the class will be taught from a rappelling tower.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 136. Soccer1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Development of fundamental skills necessary to skillfully play the team sport of soccer.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 137. Volleyball1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Focuses on learning and developing basic volleyball skills such as passing, serving, attacking, and playing defense. Additionally, team concepts, strategies, sport history, rules and terminology, and sportsmanship are also covered.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 138. Basketball1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Focuses on learning and developing basic basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and playing defense. Additionally, team concepts, strategies, sport history, rules, terminology, and sportsmanship will be covered.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 140. Softball1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Focuses on learning and developing softball skills such as throwing, pitching, hitting, catching, and fielding. Additionally, team concepts, strategies, sport history, rules, and terminology, and sportsmanship are also covered.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 144. Physical Activity for the Older Adult1 Unit

Description: Exercise program for the older adult.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 145. Activity for the Physically Challenged1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: This course is designed for the University disabled student. An individual program is established based on the needs of the student.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 150. Special Topics: Physical Education Activities1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Classes announced in Schedule of Courses.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 160. Beginning Aerobic Dance1 Unit

Description: Develops cardiovascular fitness through the medium of dance.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 161. Intermediate Aerobic Dance1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): HSS 160 or equivalent.

Description: Teaches techniques of intermediate aerobic dance.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 162. Beginning Modern Dance1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Teaches techniques of creative dance to include movement sequences leading to individual and group dances for initial composition.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 163. Intermediate Modern Dance1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): HSS 162 or faculty consent.

Description: Teaches techniques of intermediate modern dance.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 164. Beginning Country Western Dance1 Unit

Description: Course is designed to teach the basic steps of two-steps, waltz, East-Coast swing, and a variety of line dances. Additional emphasis is on terminology and history.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 165. Ballroom Dance1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course is designed to teach students the basic ballroom dance steps including the foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, East-West swing and others. Dance terminology and history of ballroom dance will be covered.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 166. African Dance1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: This course is designed to teach students various West African dances, emphasizing movement, improvisation and individual expression.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 167. Country Line Dance1 Unit

Description: This course is designed to teach students the basic steps to Country Western line dances and become familiar with the basic terminology and appropriate music selections for each dance.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 180. First Aid and Safety Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Safety procedures and first aid measures; lecture and demonstration with skill training in all procedures.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 181. Academic Orientation1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: An overview of the University, College of Education and Human Development, and HSS Department requirements, procedures, and culture. An introduction to university life and skills for success for incoming freshmen.

Note: Cross-listed with EDTP 101.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 184. Healthy Lifestyles I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: This class is an exploration of the relationship of human characteristics and behaviors to wellness; specifically, the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that influence and promote healthy lifestyles and wellness.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 190. Life Skills Development in Collegiate Athletics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: This course will provide information on a wide range of topics with regard to the development of collegiate student-athletes and the current student-focused trends in athletics today.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 200. Introduction to Health Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and biopsychosocial foundations of health education and prevention science.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 201. Introduction to Prevention Science3 Units

Description: The foundations of school health and public health education as a profession, a discipline, and an occupation.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 202. Human Anatomy & Physiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Introduction to structure and function of human body. Covers basic concepts related to anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, integument, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Interrelationships of organ systems are emphasized.

Note: Cross-listed with SW 203 and PSYC 305.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 225. Skill Acquisition & Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of teaching skills in both the individual and team sports. In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement skill development in individual and team sports for students in grades 5-12.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 251. Officiating2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Classroom and laboratory experiences in the ethics of sports officiating; the mastery, interpretation, and application of sports rules.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 252. Coaching of Aquatics2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Senior life saving.

Description: Basic techniques in various events. Knowledge of personnel, training procedures, facilities, equipment, and management.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 253. Baseball Coaching2 Units

Description: The techniques of position play, offensive and defensive team play, strategy, rules, scoring, facilities, equipment, and management.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 254. Track and Field Coaching2 Units

Description: Basic techniques in various events; knowledge of personnel, training procedures, facilities, equipment, and management.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 255. Fundamentals of Football Coaching2 Units

Description: Fundamentals of individual play, offensive and defensive team play, rules, program organization, training methods, and management.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 256. Fundamentals of Basketball Coaching2 Units

Description: Fundamentals of individual play. Offensive and defensive team play, organization, training methods.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 263. Environmental Biology3 Units

Description: A study of the biological principles of environmental effects on living organisms; emphasis on ecological relationships of man, including resource exploitation, pollution, environmental degradation, and human behavior.

Note: Cross-listed with BIOL 263.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 270. Introduction to Physical Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This class focuses on the history, aims, objectives, and principles of physical education to their application to present-day educational programs.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 274. Physical Education and Health for Elementary Teachers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Physical education and health practices, activities, and basic approaches for the elementary classroom teacher.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 275. Elementary School Physical Education Laboratory1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): HSS 274 (or concurrent).

Description: Experiences in an elementary school situation related to HSS 274.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 293. Social and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity - SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Emphasis on socialization and cultural diversity as these affect physical education. Examination of psychological factors that influence learning and enhance the effects of participation.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 300. The Theory and Art of Movement2 Units

Description: Basic movements and the elements in them, observation of, and appreciation for, skilled movement; application of principles of movement.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 302. Nutrition in Healthy Living3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to HSS students only.

Description: Introduction to nutritional needs from prenatal to elderly. Issues relevant to diet and popular topics in nutrition.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 303. Human Nutrition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101, CHEM 201, or CHEM 105.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 310. Healthy Lifestyles II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: A community based approach to addressing health issues facing Americans in the 21st century.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 320. Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Provides the student with a knowledge base in the study of growth and motor behavior across the life-span for individuals with and without disabilities.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 326. Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): HSS 320.

Corequisite(s): HSS 492.

Description: The course develops content knowledge in dance, movement concepts through gymnastics and tumbling,lead-up/modified games, fitness and fundamental skills.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 350. Culinary Nutrition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Principles of healthy cooking techniques and hands-on experience to create flavorful and appealing nutrient dense foods. The focus is on using herbs and spices to enhance the taste and nutritional value of food.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 359. Fundamentals of Camping and Outdoor Recreation3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 201 or consent of instructor.

Description: Development of camping and outdoor recreation skills and knowledge including backpacking, canoeing, car camping, etc. Certification through American Camping Association.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 364. Women's Health Issues - D1, SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course will identify a broad range of health issues that can be unique to women or of special importance to women throughout the world. The course will examine the roles women play as both providers and consumers of health care nationally and internationally.

Note: Cross-listed with WGST 364.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 374. Elementary Physical Education Methods3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): HSS 326.

Description: HSS 374 is an elementary physical education methods course that provides in-depth analysis of basic, rhythmic movements, fundamental motor and manipulative skills, and physical fitness activities at the elementary grade level. Students will learn age appropriate strategies for instruction in elementary physical education.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 377. Introduction to Statistics in Health and Human Performance3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): 60+ hours.

Description: Theory and practice of measurement; administration of tests and interpretation of their results by fundamental statistical procedures.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 380. Medicinals: Their Use and Misuses3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

Description: A study of the mechanisms by which drugs influence living systems, with emphasis on heavy metals, birth control drugs, pesticides, noxious gases, natural poisons, various nonprescription drugs, and the use and abuse of drugs affecting the central nervous system.

Note: Nursing students may not register for credit without consent of the instructor.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 381. Anatomy and Physiology Lab 11 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202; HSS 386 (or concurrent).

Description: In this course you will learn to identify human organs, bones and muscles. You will be introduced to the collection and presentation of scientific data. There will be a strong emphasis on the connection between structure and function, usually in the healthy individual but with some exploration of abnormalities found in disease states.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 382. Wellness Coaching3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): HSS 184 or instructor consent.

Description: This course is designed to provide a hands-on wellness coaching opportunity for university students. Students will practice wellness coaching techniques with their peers in class, under direct supervision of their instructor.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 383. Public Health Principles and Practices3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Philosophy of public health; the structure, personnel, and programs of public health agencies.

Note: Offered as needed.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 384. Program Planning in Health Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): HSS 310 or consent of instructor.

Description: The effective design, implementation and evaluation of health instruction within the school and community setting; emphasis on the development of sequential learning opportunities.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 385. Methods in Health Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 384 or permission of instructor.

Description: Selecting methods, resources and media for implementing health program plans for diverse learners. Focus on strategies for Coordinated School Health and community based programs.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 386. Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202.

Description: The course will introduce the fundamental structure of the human body and the physiological mechanisms involved in normal functioning and during exercise through lecture and student participation activities. This course specifically focuses on the histology, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory systems.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 387. Biomechanics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or BIOL 260.

Description: The anatomical and physiological analysis of human motion emphasized for the purpose of promoting normal development and improvement of performance. Mechanical physics principles will be discussed as they are related to the structure and function of the human body as it moves. Students will learn anatomy and structure of the neuromuscular system and be able to observe and describe human movement.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 388. Principles of Athletic Conditioning3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 387.

Description: Restricted to students admitted to the School of Education. Practical application of physiological theory in order to write activity prescription for athletic conditioning.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 389. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 387.

Description: Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education and Human Development. Course stresses importance of prevention of injuries by conditioning and material aids and offers supervised training in caring of injuries.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 390. Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202, HSS 386 or BIOL 260.

Description: The course will introduce the fundamental structure of the human body and the physiological mechanisms involved in normal functioning through lecture and student participation activities. This course specifically focuses on the nervous, endocrine, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 391. Anatomy and Physiology Lab 21 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202; HSS 390 (or concurrent).

Description: In this course you will learn to identify human organs, nerves, immune and respiratory systems. You will be introduced to the collection and presentation of scientific data. There will be a strong emphasis on the connection between structure and function, usually in the healthy individual but with some exploration of abnormalities found in disease states.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 392. Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology3 Units

Description: Examination of psychological factors influencing participation in physical activity and performance of motor skills. Consideration of practices to enhance the psychological effects of participation.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 394. Foundations of Exercise Physiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or BIOL 260.

Description: This course provides an overview of selected topics in exercise physiology and sports medicine with emphasis on practical applications.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 395. Fitness Assessment and Prescription3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 394.

Description: Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education and Human Development. Theoretical overview of competencies necessary for Health Fitness Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and Certified Personal Trainer credential through the National Strength and Conditioning Association including functional anatomy and biomechanics, exercise leadership, exercise programming, health appraisal and program administration.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 396. Lab Methods in Fitness Evaluation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 394.

Description: Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education and Human Development. This course will provide hands-on experience with fitness and performance testing. It will cover health risk assessment, anthropometric measurements, and measurements of strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness, anaerobic capacity, and body composition. The course will also discuss how to create an appropriate testing battery and fitness testing for special populations. Students will learn to collect appropriate physiological data and be able to interpret it.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 397. Special Topics in Health and Sport Science3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

Description: Examination of well-defined topics not studied in regular undergraduate courses. Topics will be announced in Schedule of Courses.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 402. Practicum in Health and Human Performance1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to HHP major.

Description: The purpose of HSS 402 is to provide HHP majors with opportunities to understand their intended discipline and have a chance to participate in practical applications.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 409. Experiential Outdoor Education Leadership3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Major in HSS or consent of instructor.

Description: This course will develop the necessary skills to lead outdoor-experiential education programs.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 410. Theories of Sport Pedagogy3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): HSS 411 (or concurrent).

Description: Provides students with the basic effective teaching strategies along with research from which they are based.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 411. Theory and Analysis of Team Sport Skills3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): HSS 320; HSS 410 (or concurrent).

Description: Instruction, analysis, and evaluation of team sport skills.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 412. Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): HSS 411.

Description: Instruction, analysis, and evaluation of individual sport skills.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 418. Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: The study of social and cultural systems of diverse groups, related to physical activity and health.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 419. Adapted Physical Education3 Units

Description: Adapted physical education in an academic and practical approach to teach P-12 physical education students with disabilities in school settings during physical education classes and after school programs.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 430. Epidemiology of Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: The course provides an overview of the epidemiology of physical activity and nutrition in relationship to coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and type II diabetes.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 431. Leadership in Health Promotion - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Analysis of administrative and organizational factors of health education and promotion from within the program, within the organization, and between organizations. Emphasis will be placed on policy making, administration, and functional issues such as collaboration and consultation at the organizational level.

Note: Cross-listed with HSS 631.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 432. Biostatistics in Health and Exercise Science3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): HSS 377 or permission of instructor.

Description: An introduction to biostatistical methods in health and exercise science.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 434. Public Health Education Methods3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course is designed to cover strategies and methods for delivering public health education.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 455. Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Description: Examination of current literature, research, and trends in the health education field, culminating undergraduate experience.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 460. Human Body in Health and Disease3 Units

Description: Basic structure and function of body cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems; their interrelationship in health and disease. Infectious and degenerative diseases, mental and emotional problems, nutrition, environmental health, health care delivery.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 462. Alcohol and Drug Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Study of key components of alcohol and drug education, i.e., self-concept information, coping skills, refusal skills, and decision-making. Alcohol and drug education programs at the national, state, and local level will be reviewed.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

HSS 463. Sexuality Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Survey of the dynamics of family life and parenting skills. Scope of family life education, methods, source materials and current issues.

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HSS 469. Administering Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Description: Special problems in administering health promotion and disease prevention programs in a variety of community organizations. Program planning and organization; financing and budgeting; measuring program effectiveness; integration of programs and strategies with existing healthcare delivery systems.

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HSS 486. Advanced Exercise Physiology - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): HSS 394, HSS 387.

Description: Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education and Human Development. This course provides knowledge about exercise physiology through a uniform and physiology-based curriculum.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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HSS 492. Exercise Science Internship1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 402; HHP - Exercise Science Major; 90+ hours.

Description: This course involves practical application of the exercise science knowledge and skills through community engagement. The internship is an individually arranged course combining work experience with critical thinking skills project.

Note: Course may be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours with a maximum of 6 credits (2 sections per term).

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HSS 493. Internship in Physical Education1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 402.

Description: This course involves practical application of physical education knowledge and skills in a community setting.

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HSS 494. Internship in Public Health Education1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 402.

Description: This course involves practical application of public health knowledge and skills in a community setting.

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HSS 495. Internship in School Health Education1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): HSS 402.

Description: This course involves practical application of school health knowledge and skills in a community setting.

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HSS 496. Internship in Wellness Coaching3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): HSS 382.

Description: Provides a hands-on wellness opportunity for university students to coach participants toward a positive health behavior change.

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HSS 499. Directed Readings in Health and Sport Science1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Supervised readings pertaining to a research topic in Health Education.

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HSS 501. Stress and Tension Control3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or equivalent.

Description: A study of physiological, sociological, and psychological stresses and their underlying mechanisms of action. Emphasis on modification of stress via developed proficiency in relaxation techniques.

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HSS 503. Obesity: Causes, Control3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or equivalent.

Description: A study of the physiological, psychological, and sociological factors in the development and modification of obesity. Laboratory experiences in the assessment of obesity will be provided.

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HSS 504. Physical Activity and Health3 Units

Description: A study of the positive and negative influences of physical activity on diseases and infirmities that affect a healthy lifestyle.

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HSS 505. Stress and Disease3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 202 or equivalent.

Description: Relationship of stress to acute and chronic disease and the effects of contemporary stressors on psychophysiological responses. Examination of mechanisms of adaptation, treatment, and prevention.

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HSS 507. Senior Seminar in Exercise Physiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): HSS 387 and HSS 394; 90+ hours; and permission of instructor.

Description: Critical and comprehensive examination of well-defined topics related to exercise physiology that are not studied in regular courses. Topics will be announced in schedule of courses.

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HSS 530. Nutrition and Athletic Performance3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 302 and HSS 303; or consent of instructor.

Description: Principles of nutrition with special emphasis on nutrient and energy needs of athletes of optimal performance.

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HSS 564. Women's Health Issues3 Units

Description: This course will identify a broad range of health issues that can be unique to women or of special importance to women throughout the world. The course will examine the roles women play as both providers and consumers of health care nationally and internationally.

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HSS 565. Nutrition for Children and Adolescents3 Units

Description: Nutritional needs during childhood are covered with emphasis on diet evaluation, menu planning and disease prevention. Nutrition units will be developed using the curriculum planning map.

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HSS 567. Healthy Sexuality and Aids Education3 Units

Description: A study of the basic competencies required for AIDS/STD education and prevention within the framework of healthy sexual functioning.

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HSS 575. Administration of Physical Education Program and Athletics3 Units

Description: Administration of the total physical education program on the secondary school level, including units on budget, staff, facilities, programs, equipment, public relations, and evaluation.

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HSS 589. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): HSS 389 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Description: Focuses on basic anatomy and its relationship in sports-induced injuries. Provides framework for adapting prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation techniques to aid in the treatment of athletic injuries.

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HSS 597. Special Topics in Health and Sport Science3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Examination of well-defined topics not studied in regular courses. Topics will be announced in Schedule of Courses.

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HSS 598. Independent Study in HSS1-3 Units

Description: Opportunity for the student, under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member, to pursue individualized study related to research or practice that is not included in regular courses in the curriculum.

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