Academic Catalog

2018-2019

Health, Exercise, & Sport Studies (HESS)

HESS 100 - First Aid and CPR (1 Credit Hour)

It is expected that students will master the techniques and skills that are associated with the primary and secondary injury survey, immediate care, basic life support, and injury stabilization. Students who master the standards will receive American Red Cross certification in first aid and CPR.

HESS 101 - Women in Sport (4 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to give students a comprehensive look at women in sport: past, present and future. This course will examine, analyze and synthesize the issues surrounding women within sporting culture. Each topic will be examined through readings, films, class discussions and reflect sport from historical, psychological, sociological, physiological, political and philosophical perspectives.

Crosslisting: WGST 320.

HESS 102 - Contemporary Issues in Physical Education, Health and Sport (3 Credit Hours)

An overview of the current, primary issues in the world of sport. Most primary issues impacting sports are covered, but include topics such as gender equity, race and ethnicity, media involvement, economics of sport.

HESS 103 - Coaching Methods (4 Credit Hours)

An introduction to the practice of coaching. Students will explore different coaching philosophies and the methods by which these philosophies are incorporated into practice. Students will read about various leading coaches in order to compare their methods. Current issues and trends at all age levels within the field will be discussed.

HESS 199 - Introductory topics in Athletics, Recreation and Health, Exercise and Sport Studies (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

HESS 200 - History and Philosophy of Health and Sport (4 Credit Hours)

This course will examine the historical foundations of physical education, health and athletics through a study of the development of each area. Students are introduced to the different philosophical theories that have influenced the field and will start to develop their own philosophy. Students will discuss moral reasoning and ways to develop principles that will help preserve ethical values in sport. The psychological, sociological and cultural aspects of sport will be reviewed.

HESS 201 - Fundamentals Health & Exercise (4 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to present introductory material that pertains to the study of health and exercise. Material presented during course include: organization of body’ systems and the role of exercise on those systems, medical terminology, common medical conditions, principles of fitness, fundamentals of nutrition, common behavioral theories and psychology of sport, as well as principles of motor behavior and kinetics.

HESS 202 - Applied Anatomy (4 Credit Hours)

An in-depth study of the organization and function of anatomical structures within the human body. Topics include: skin, connective tissue, nervous, musculature, skeletal, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, and urinary systems. The laboratory component of the class includes cat dissection and skeletal system identification.

HESS 290 - Special Topics Introductory (4 Credit Hours)

Temporary courses that are intended to augment specific areas of interest within health, exercise, and sport studies. Courses will provide students with the opportunity to explore the fundamental knowledge and principles commonly utilized within the field.

HESS 299 - Intermediate topics in Athletics, Recreation and Health, Exercise and Sport Studies (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

HESS 300 - Personal and Community Health (3 Credit Hours)

A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological data underlying a full spectrum of health related behaviors. A variety of topics including physical health, sexual habits and health, drug and alcohol use and family dynamics will be covered. In addition, students will complete a number of self-assessments with respect to their related behaviors.

HESS 301 - Psychology of Sport (4 Credit Hours)

This course will explore the theoretical and empirical research pertaining to the psychological structure of performance. Using the Social Cognitive Theory as a foundation, this class explores the structure and dynamic interactions between personal factors, environmental/situational factors, and behavior. Specific subjects include, personality, motivation, self-regulation, arousal/anxiety, attribution, and communication.

HESS 302 - Nutrition (4 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to present the foundation of nutrition as it relates to healthful living and athletics. Student will study the physiological processes involved in nutrition, as well as healthy eating habits, nutritional programming, and the disorders involved in the nutritional realm.

Prerequisite(s): HESS 300.

HESS 303 - Therapeutic Modalities (4 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to present the fundamental principles that govern the use of various therapeutic modalities associated with physical rehabilitation. We will specifically discuss the physical principles of infrared, acoustical, and electrical energy, exploring the mechanisms by which these forms of energy augment the restoration of the body. At each step, we will take time to practice therapeutic applications using prevailing standards of care. This course will explore the importance of health and healing. At the conclusion of the class students will have a greater appreciation for the nexus between the concepts of health, healing and biomedical treatment. Within this class, the art of oral communication as practiced within health care is explored. Students will develop competence in oral communication and the skillful using body language.

HESS 304 - Kinesiology (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human motion. The course will examine various joint systems in the body with an emphasis on the forces and biomechanical factors that operate on the muscles, connective tissue and bones in each joint system. Sports specific movements and injury risk factors will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): HESS 202.

HESS 305 - Chronic Disease Prevention (4 Credit Hours)

This is a course aimed at introducing students to the behavioral basis of diseases. It provides an important foundation for students in the understanding of diseases and the role of behavioral decision making in chronic disease prevention. Emphasis will be placed on the behavioral aspects of disease processes, as well as its relationship to public health and health promotion.

HESS 350 - Practicum (0.5-3 Credit Hours)

This course provides students with the opportunity to design, implement, and present the results of their senior year experience.

HESS 361 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

A course offered in the Fall semester. Approved students have the opportunity to explore an area of study under the direction of a member of the faculty. This course also provides approved students with the opportunity to participation in directed student research.

HESS 362 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

A course offered in the Spring semester. Approved students have the opportunity to explore an area of study under the direction of a member of the faculty. This course also provides approved students with the opportunity to participation in directed student research.

HESS 363 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

A course offered in the Fall semester. Students who have a desire to independently explore a subject of their own choosing are invited to seek the approval of a member of the department faculty. Once approved, the student will meet periodically with their faculty sponsor in order to discuss their progression.

HESS 364 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

A course offered in the Spring semester. Students who have a desire to independently explore a subject of their own choosing are invited to seek the approval of a member of the department faculty. Once approved, the student will meet periodically with their faculty sponsor in order to discuss their progression.

HESS 390 - Special Topics Advanced (4 Credit Hours)

Temporary courses that are intended to augment specific areas of interest within health, exercise, and sport studies. Courses will provide students with the opportunity to apply the fundamental knowledge and principles instructed within fundamental courses.

HESS 399 - Advanced topics in Athletics, Recreation and Health, Exercise and Sport Studies (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

HESS 401 - Organization and Administration of Athletics and Physical Education (4 Credit Hours)

Students will study the administration of athletics, physical education and club/intramural sports. Students will be introduced to the various means of structuring an organization in order to achieve the objectives of physical education and athletics. The course will cover budget and various management functions, as well as the essential elements of leadership needed for the efficient administration of sport related programs.

HESS 402 - Orthopedic Injury and Illness Assessment (4 Credit Hours)

This course provides an opportunity for students to comprehend and master the techniques by which orthopedic injuries and common illnesses are evaluated by health care professionals. Each week students are presented with practice session in which the evaluative techniques discussed during lecture are demonstrated and mastered.

HESS 403 - Exercise Physiology (3 Credit Hours)

The primary purpose of this course is to study the effects of physical activity on human physiology. Various forms of exercise are considered relative to both their immediate and long-range effects. This course requires the fundamental capability to calculate and evaluate quantitative information.

HESS 404 - Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training (4 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to present the foundation of therapeutic exercise common to the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation. From the principles of Wolff’s Law, Arndt-Shultz, Stress Strain, Stretch-Reflex, and Kaltenbourne Convex/Concave, the specific therapeutic techniques of range of motion, resistance, flexibility, joint mobilization, and neuromuscular control are explored.

HESS 405 - Health Behavioral Theory (4 Credit Hours)

This course presents various theories of health behavior within the study of health and exercise. This class will provide an in-depth study of a variety of health behavior change theories that are used in health interventions. This course provides the groundwork for development of behavior change interventions. Different behavior change theories will be compared and contrasted, and the utility of these theories for different health behavior programs will be discussed. This course is designed to provide students an exploration in theory and experience in developing interventions for health behavior change.

HESS 406 - Leadership Theory and Development Through Sport (4 Credit Hours)

The global sport industry is a massive and varied landscape. Through a synthesis of leadership theory with foundational perspectives of sport, in a multitude of contexts, students will prepare to effectively lead diverse organizations and individuals. This course consists of two distinct aspects: (1) Engagement with leadership theory and principles; and (2) Intrapersonal exploration.

Prerequisite(s): HESS 200 and HESS 301.

HESS 451 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

A course offered in the Fall that provides students with opportunity to engage high-level undergraduate research. This classification of student research is held to a higher standard within the department than research associated with the directed courses (HESS 361 and HESS 362). At the conclusion of the semester students are expected to provide a draft paper of their progress using the professional publication format associated within the field.

HESS 452 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

A course offered in the Spring semester that provides students with opportunity to continue the research activities initiated within the course HESS 451. This classification of student research is held to a higher standard within the department than research associated with the directed courses (HESS 361 and HESS 362). At the conclusion of the semester students are expected to provide a paper using the professional publication format associated within the field.