Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation Courses

Health Promotion, HLTH = 0540

Kinesiology, KINE = 0575

Physical Education, PHED = 0580

Recreation and Leisure Studies, RECR = 0590

Traffic Safety, DRED = 0535

Health Promotion, HLTH = 0540

1100. School and Community Health Problems and Services. 3 hours. Health services offered by the school and community, the role of the health educator to benefit the health of every individual in society; health problems and solutions to improve community health. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

1570. Environmental Health and Safety. 3 hours. Role and function of the health educator in maintaining a safe, healthy environment; safety procedures in the school and community; psychology of accident prevention. Environmental pollution problems and methods of control.

1900. Principles of Health. 3 hours. Personal health problems of humans; knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to responsible healthful living.

2100. Mental Health. 3 hours. Theory and principles of positive mental health; development of a good self concept and self-actualization techniques; methods presented are suitable in promoting positive mental health by educators.

2200. Family Life and Human Sexuality. 3 hours. Principles of physical, mental, emotional and social aspects of human sexuality; relationship to development of healthy individuals; content relevant to the K-12 school teacher. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

3200. Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Health Promotion. 3 hours. History; relation of past events to current theories; principles of health promotion as a basis for an understanding of contemporary health issues.

3300. Health Emergencies and First Aid. 3 hours. Theory and practical application of the American National Red Cross Standard First Aid and Personal Safety skills. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques and skill development. Designed to meet the requirements set by the American National Red Cross for certification in Standard First Aid and CPR.

4100. Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease. 3 hours. Study of the nature, prevention, control and treatment of communicable, chronic, degenerative and idiopathic human disease; an analysis of the principles related to the causality of disease and the role of the public health practitioner in understanding epidemiologic research. Prerequisite(s): HLTH 1900.

4120. Health Promotion: Development and Application of Presentation Skills. 3 hours. The principles, techniques and practical application of health communication and presentation skills. A synthesis of motivational techniques, analysis and practical application in the effective delivery of health information and knowledge for a variety of settings.

4130. Organization and Administration of the School Health Program. 3 hours. Program implementation and curriculum development; functions of school and community health services, and health instruction to ensure health and welfare of students.

4150. Drugs and Human Health. 3 hours. Outlines the pharmacological implications of drug use in human health. Nature of drug actions, motivational factors that influence the use of drugs and evaluation of procedures to provide effective drug information to various segments of society. Course suitable for teachers and counselors.

4200.Planning, Administration and Evaluation of Community Health Programs. 3 hours. Better assessment of program impacts and processes will be needed as technology increases and society expects reasonable returns for efforts invested in health promotion. The course will help prepare students to plan, administer, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings.

4251. Consumer Health Advocacy. 3 hours. An analysis and appraisal of issues related to the production and distribution of products and services as they affect consumer health. The role of the health educator as a consumer advocate is explored.

4300. Health Promotion in the Corporate Setting. 3 hours. Planning and implementing a comprehensive health promotion program in the corporate and industrial setting. The role of the health educator in developing wellness programs within the business community.

4350. Environmental Community Health. 3 hours. The nature and complexity of environmental health issues including specific health problems associated with environmental health. The role of the health educator in an environmental health program.

4600. Behavioral Change Strategies in Health Promotion. 3 hours. Integration of social and health science content for the purpose
of effecting positive health behavior in persons, populations and institutions. The development of interpersonal skills in dealing with health clients in various settings.

4810. Studies in Health Promotion. 1-3 hours. Organized classes for program needs. Prerequisite(s): consent of the health promotion program. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.

4850. Internship in Community Health Promotion. 6 hours. (1; internship arranged) Performance of a limited work or service project in a public health setting for a minimum of 320 hours; identification and fulfillment of planned learning objectives; self-monitoring and regular seminars on learning accomplishment. Prerequisite(s): HLTH 4120. Students must meet with internship coordinator at least one semester prior to registration for this course.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Kinesiology, KINE = 0575

2000. History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity in the United States. 3 hours. Study of the historical foundations and philosophical questions relating to the development of sport and physical activity programs in the United States. Investigation of the forces, controversies and leaders affecting sport and physical activity development as an integral part of current society. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

2050. Sociology of Sport. 3 hours. A study of social behavior in sport with particular emphasis on its relationship to the cultural perspectives of socialization, minorities, economics, politics and current issues. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum. (Same as SOCI 2050.)

2220. Coaching Volleyball. 3 hours. Coaching techniques of skills and strategies. Prerequisite(s): PHED 1790 or 1791 with a minimum grade of B, KINE 2179, or consent of instructor.

2230. Coaching Football. 3 hours. Coaching techniques of skills and strategies.

2250. Coaching of Track and Field. 3 hours. Coaching techniques of skills and strategies. Prerequisite(s): KINE 2162, or consent of instructor.

3020. Movement for Special Populations. 2 hours. Comprehensive practical approach to conducting physical activity programs for individuals with disabilities. Course includes legal entitlement and relevant procedures that conform with state and federal legislative mandates. Procedures on integrating individuals with disabilities, as well as procedures for assessment, programming and facilitation of learning are presented.

3050. Biomechanics. 3 hours. The analysis of efficient movement through a study of mechanical and anatomical principles and their application to human movement. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2360 (human anatomy).

3080. Physiological Bases of Exercise and Sport. 3 hours. An applied physiology course of study including bioenergetics, neuromuscular factors, and cardiovascular and pulmonary dynamics during exercise. Emphasis is placed on acute and chronic responses of human physiology to exercise stress. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2360 and 2370 (human anatomy and physiology).

3090. Motor Behavior. 3 hours. Concepts related to motor skill acquisition, motor control and motor performance.

3160. Curriculum and Methods in Exercise and Sport. 3 hours. Techniques and opportunities for practical experiences in teaching skills and knowledge in individual and team sports. Prerequisite(s): EDSE 3800 or departmental approval.

3200. Coaching Basketball. 3 hours. Skills, strategies and knowledge of coaching and administration of basketball athletic programs. Prerequisite(s): PHED 1710 or 1711 with a minimum grade of B, KINE 2171, or consent of instructor.

3250. Coaching Individual Sports. 3 hours. A study of skills, knowledge and strategies associated with coaching selected individual sports such as tennis, racquetball, badminton, swimming, wrestling, gymnastics and golf, plus a study of administration of teams, tournaments and special events.

3400. Administrative Theory and Practice in Athletic and Sport Regulatory Organizations. 3 hours. Administrative theory and practices in planning, organizing, staffing and evaluating athletic and sport organizations. Emphasis is placed on factors involved in administrator behaviors needed for successful programs in school athletic and sport regulatory organizations.

3500. Motor Development. 3 hours. A basic up-to-date view of the processes and mechanisms underlying the development of motor skills.

3550. Movement Framework Approach. 3 hours (2;1) Development of the concept of themes and the movement framework approach in exploring movement potential.

4000. Psychology of Sport. 3 hours. A survey of the literature concerning the relationship of psychological processes and motor performance. Topics include motivation, communication, anxiety management, youth sports, concentration, confidence and group dynamics.

4050. Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology. 3 hours. A study of measurement theory, instruments used to collect data and procedures for data analysis specific to exercise and sports. The use of computers for data analysis is included. Prerequisite(s): college algebra and CECS 1100 or the equivalent.

4200. Basic Athletic Training. 3 hours. Current practices in care and prevention of athletic injuries and medical problems related to athletics. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2360.

4300. Exercise Leadership. 3 hours. This course integrates the scientific basis of exercise prescription with the practical skills of exercise prescription necessary for leadership of exercise in a variety of modes for groups of individuals. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3080.

4320. Exercise Testing and Prescription. 3 hours. Applied techniques for the measurement of exercise bioenergetics, neuromuscular performance, cardiorespiratory fitness and motor ability. Particular emphasis is given to the assessment of acute and chronic (training-induced) physiological responses arising from exercise training programs. Application and evaluation of test results will be used to develop exercise prescriptions for individuals participating in specific sports and training programs. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3080.

4410. Facilities, Equipment and Budget for Athletics. 3 hours. A study of facilities relative to quality and intended use. Equipment study to include construction, procurement and maintenance. Budgeting includes sources of monies and record keeping.

4500. Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities. 3 hours. (2;1) Construction of movement tasks and progressions in rhythms and game skill activities.

4550. Issues in Movement Acquisition for Youth. 3 hours. Systems for promoting motor skill acquisition, assessment and analysis based on current, applicable issues in movement activity for youth; identification of principles, programming and inclusion of children with special needs in physical activity setting; and importance of maximal involvement of all learners in movement program for youth will be addressed. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3500 and 3550.

4860. Internship in Kinesiology. 12 hours. An in-depth practicum affiliation work in an approved agency selected from corporate, commercial or clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge and skills to actual job roles and responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): KINE 3090, 4000, 4050, 4300, 4320, overall grade point average of 3.0, and permission of the department.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Physical Education, PHED = 0580

University Core Curriculum requirements for all students: Two semester hours in Wellness are required of all students. This requirement may be met through successful completion of PHED 1000.

Elective courses are grouped into the following areas with courses to be selected from PHED 1000 to 1870 according to interest and competency.

Aquatics. Swimming, diving, and swim conditioning. Courses numbered 1010 to 1120.

Combatives. Wrestling and self-defense activities. Courses numbered 1150 to 1160.

Conditioning Activities. Aerobic dance, conditioning exercises, cycling, jogging and weight training. Courses numbered 1200 to 1240.

Dance. Folk dance, social dance, square dance, and country and western dance. Courses numbered 1280 to 1420.

Individual Activities. Archery, badminton, bowling, fencing, golf, gymnastics, handball, horseback riding, racquetball and tennis. Courses numbered 1440 to 1660.

Team Sports. Basketball, soccer, softball, team handball, touch football and volleyball. Courses numbered 1700 to 1791, and 1870.

1000. Scientific Principles and Practices of Health-Related Fitness. 2 hours. (1;3) A comprehensive presentation of the scientific fundamentals of developing a healthy lifestyle, including disease and mortality in the United States, effects of physical activity and fitness on health, proper nutrition, drug use, prevention and treatment of obesity, and low back pain. PHED 1000 counts as 2 semester hours. Satisfies the Wellness requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

1010-1870. Elective Activity Courses. 1 hour each.

1010. Beginning Swimming.

1030. Intermediate Swimming.

1040. Advanced Swimming.

1080. Diving.

1120. Swim Conditioning.

1150. Wrestling.

1160. Self-Defense Activities.

1200. Conditioning Exercises.

1210. Weight Training.

1211. Intermediate Weight Lifting.

1220. Jogging.

1230. Aerobic Dance.

1240. Cycling.

1280. Folk Dance.

1360. Social Dance.

1370. Square Dance.

1420. Country and Western Dance.

1440. Intermediate Badminton.

1450. Archery.

1470. Beginning Badminton.

1480. Beginning Bowling.

1490. Intermediate Bowling.

1500. Beginning Golf.

1510. Intermediate Golf.

1520. Women's Beginning Gymnastics.

1521. Men's Beginning Gymnastics.

1530. Women's Intermediate Gymnastics.

1531. Men's Intermediate Gymnastics.

1540. Handball.

1550. Beginning Horseback Riding.

1560. Intermediate Horseback Riding.

1570. Beginning Racquetball.

1590. Beginning Tennis.

1600. Intermediate Tennis.

1610. Advanced Tennis.

1640. Beginning Fencing.

1650. Intermediate Fencing.

1660. Intermediate Racquetball.

1700. Women's Beginning Basketball.

1710. Women's Intermediate Basketball.

1711. Men's Intermediate Basketball.

1740. Soccer.

1750. Softball.

1770. Touch Football.

1780. Women's Beginning Volleyball.

1781. Men's Beginning Volleyball.

1790. Women's Intermediate Volleyball.

1791. Men's Intermediate Volleyball.

1860. Activity for the Atypical. This is a course for students with acute or chronic physical and/or sensory impairments that may preclude them from participation in other physical education activity courses. May be repeated for credit.

1870. Team Handball.

Recreation and Leisure Studies, RECR = 0590

1950. Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services. 3 hours. Introduction to the recreation, parks and leisure profession including the history of recreation, parks and leisure services. Orientation to the variety of services including their settings, services and organization; relationship to public, private or governmental agencies. An overview of career opportunities in the field. Trends in services to various populations.

2550. Leisure and Society. 3 hours. A comprehensive overview of the role of leisure in contemporary society. Sociological, economic and psychological implications of leisure are explored with selected groups of society. Personal leisure lifestyles are reviewed and discussed. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

2600. Programming in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Settings. 3 hours. Fundamentals of program planning using modern techniques of identifying and analyzing program activity areas; content includes program development and application with a variety of population groups and representative leisure service agencies.

3070. Administration of Recreation and Leisure Studies. 3 hours. Essential elements of the administrative process are reviewed. Application to the administration of a variety of recreation, parks and leisure agencies is stressed. Emphasis is placed on the budget process; organization and administration of programs; personnel support systems; executive relationships with staff, boards and commissions; public and consumer groups. Prerequisite(s): RECR 1950, 2600 and 3550.

3450. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. History, theory, philosophy and methodology of recreation services to special groups. The study of the people comprising special groups including mentally retarded, aged, juvenile delinquent and correctional, physically handicapped, deaf, blind, emotionally disturbed, etc. The study of various settings providing services to special groups and their therapeutic recreation programs. Overview of professional organizations in special groups and practicum experiences as necessary to provide a perspective of recreation for special groups. Prerequisite(s): RECR 1950.

3500. Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. An in-depth study of concepts associated with the clinical practice of therapeutic recreation including medical terminology, assistive techniques, charting and treatment procedures.

3550. Principles of Leadership and Supervision. 3 hours. Study of the theories and practices of recreation leadership and supervision. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, leadership style, techniques and effectiveness, group dynamics, problem solving, decision making and supervision of volunteers. Practical leadership experience included.

4060. Leisure and Aging. 3 hours. Develops an awareness of the physiological, psychological, economic and sociological processes of aging that affect leisure behavior and involvement patterns. Development of activity programs for community-based and institutional-bound individuals. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 4550 recommended. (Same as AGER 4060.)

4080. Legal Dimensions of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services. 3 hours. An in-depth study of legal situations that the professional recreator may encounter in the delivery of parks, recreation and leisure services. This course examines five phases of legal areas: legal terminology and dimensions, concepts of liability, situations giving rise to litigation, case studies on program and activity areas, and insurance problems. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070.

4090. Operation and Maintenance of Recreation, Park and Leisure Facilities. 3 hours. This course is designed to provide in-depth understanding and practical knowledge of the operation and maintenance aspects of recreation, park and leisure facilities. A variety of separate yet basic recreation operations are studied and discussed in light of the increased public demand generated by increased commercial recreational opportunities. Prerequisite(s): RECR 1950.

4100. Internship in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Agencies. 3-15 hours. An in-depth practicum affiliation work in an approved recreation, park or leisure service agency. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge and skills to actual job roles and responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): RECR 1950, 2550, 2600, 3070, 3450, 3550, 4160, 4180 and 4340. Required of all recreation majors.

4160. Evaluation of Leisure Services. 3 hours. Examination and application of evaluation models and methodologies to programs in leisure service delivery systems.

4180. Planning and Design of Recreation, Park and Leisure Services. 3 hours. Basic elements and procedures involved in planning, designing and evaluating the design and functional potential of recreation, park and leisure areas and facilities. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070.

4190. Fiscal Administration in Park, Recreation and Leisure Settings. 3 hours. An overview of fiscal resources; financial administration and marketing of park, recreation and leisure services; programs and facilities. Public agencies, private organizations and commercial recreation enterprises are the focus of content. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070.

4200. Commercial and Industrial Recreation. 3 hours. Study of the nature and function of recreation in commercial and industrial recreation settings. Survey of the development and management of commercial goods and services offered in the leisure market. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3070 and 4190, or consent of instructor.

4340. Administration and Programming of Recreational Sports. 3 hours. Techniques and administration in conducting and supervising recreational sport programs.

4560. Principles of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. A study of existing practices used in therapeutic recreation that facilitate the
development, maintenance and expression of an appropriate leisure lifestyle for individuals with physical, mental, emotional or social limitations. Course examines service delivery systems, assessment tools and procedures used in a systematic approach to program planning. Also considered are activity analysis, medication and its effects on client participation, interdisciplinary case development, legislation and community resources. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3450.

4760. Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hours. In-depth study and application of facilitation techniques for clients in therapeutic recreation programs. A review of various techniques including leisure education, transactional analysis, reality therapy, behavior modification, values clarification, assertiveness training, relaxation therapy, reality orientation, remotivation, activities therapies and therapeutic relationships. Prerequisite(s): RECR 3450.

4800. Studies in Recreation. 1-3 hours.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

Traffic Safety, DRED = 0535

4400. Driver Education I. 3 hours. Classroom and laboratory instruction designed to meet requirements of the State Board of Education for certification of driver education teachers.

4410. Driver Education II. 3 hours. Teaching techniques for classroom and laboratory phases of driver education with use of simulation and multimedia equipment. Prerequisite(s): DRED 4400.

4420. Driver Education III. 3 hours. First of two courses designed to meet Texas Education Agency standards for supervisory certification in driver education. Prerequisite(s): DRED 4400 and 4410.

4430. Driver Education IV. 3 hours. Second of two classes designed to meet Texas Education Agency standards for supervisory certification in driver education. Prerequisite(s): DRED 4400 and 4410.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

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