Human Performance (HPER)

205 Techniques of Sports Officiating (2 - As Needed) Training of students in the psychology of officiating, the mechanics, and court positioning to officiate intramural sports.

206 Tumbling, Fitness and Self-Testing Activities (3 - Spring) Emphasis on the safe integration of basic tumbling, fitness, and self-testing activities into the elementary and secondary school curriculum. Requires performance proficiencies in selected skills.

207 Techniques in Strength and Conditioning (3 - Spring) Emphasis on health-related fitness assessments, weight training techniques, plyometrics, aerobic training, nutrition, ergogenic aids, and flexibility.

209 Professional Orientation (3 - Fall & Spring) Overviews the physical education and health education professions emphasizing the individual's role as a professional including behavior, values, and career opportunities. Addresses attitudes, knowledge, and skills as defined by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Conceptual Framework including entry level portfolio development.

302-303 Fitness and Health Promotion Practicum (2, 2 - Fall & Spring) Supervised study and experience with a cooperating agency. Application must be approved one semester in advance. Prereq: HPER 209.

304 Adapted Physical Education (3 - Fall & Spring) Classification of atypical students who required modified programs in physical education. Activities and class reorganization suitable for required or special physical education classes.

305 Applied Kinesiology (3 - Fall & Spring) Analysis and application of mechanical principles of human movement with an emphasis on safe instructional and performance practices.

306-307 Sports Management Practicum (2, 2 - Fall & Spring) Supervised study and experience with a cooperating agency. Application must be approved one semester in advance. Prereq: HPER 209.

308 Clinical Classroom I (3 - Fall) Field-based experience for health and physical education (Grades K-12) focusing on theories and application of research in classroom management. Introduction to the language and skills of pedagogy while modeling professional behavior when applying all these skills in actual school settings. Portfolio checkpoint. Taken concurrently with HPER 350 preferred.

309 Clinical Classroom II (3 - Spring) Field-based experience for health and physical education (Grades K-5) emphasizing the development and practice of effective teaching skills as related to teaching and learning styles, strategies for teaching, and models of instruction. Portfolio checkpoint. Prereq: HPER 209, 308, 320, HLTH 111, Admission to Teacher Education.

310 Developmental Physical Education for Elementary Children (3 - Fall & Spring) Overview of the purpose, curriculum components, and instructional approaches appropriate to developmental readiness stages of the elementary-age child. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education.

315 Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Physical Education (3 - Fall & Spring) A review of the heritage of physical education and quest for understanding the philosophical perspectives that have evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries and at the dawn of the 21st century.

316-317 Exercise Science Practicum (2, 2 - Fall & Spring) Supervised study and experience with a cooperating agency. Application must be approved one semester in advance. Prereq: HPER 209.

320 Foundations and Sport Skills (2 - Fall & Spring) Addresses NASPE Guidelines and curriculum issues related to developmentally appropriate locomotor, rhythmic, and sport skills. Requires demonstration of performance proficiencies in selected team and individual sport skills. Prereq: Taken concurrently with HPER 209 preferred.

350 Lifespan Motor Development (3 - Fall & Spring) An examination of human growth and development with regard to motor/nonlocomotor movement patterns. Consideration is also given to psychosocial factors and those differences that are attributable to gender and/or age.

360 Firearm and Boating Safety (3 - As Needed) Various techniques in firearm and boating safety instruction. The participant will receive student certification in the areas of hunting and boating safety through the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. Teaching instructor rating will also be available.

405 Sport Management and Administration (3 - Fall & Spring) Overview of the fundamental principles of management and administration of sport programs. Combines theory and practice related to legal and ethical issues, marketing, and organizational structure of recreational and sport related services and facilities.

411 Clinical Classroom III (3 - Spring) Field-based experience for health and physical education at the secondary level emphasizing pre-assessment, unit/lesson planning, implementation and evaluation. Introduction to curriculum design and implementation from a historical and education governance perspective. Prereq: HPER 309; HLTH 351, 352, 353, 354; Admission to Teacher Education; taken concurrently with TCED 303 preferred.

415 Professional Leadership (3 - Fall & Spring) Emphasizes the skills and competencies required to succeed in sport and health-related professions. Coverage includes entry level career skills and opportunities, portfolio refinement, fundamentals of leadership, and legal and sociological issues.

430 (630) Exercise Physiology (3 - Fall & Spring) Application of the basic principles of science to the function, training improvement, and maintenance of the human body in various physically active situations unique to human performance. Prereq: Any human anatomy and/or physiology with lab.

431 Exercise Physiology II (3 - Spring) An in-depth view of physiological adaptations to exercise. Application of exercise testing and prescription in an array of patient/client populations designed for individuals in the fields of fitness management/sports medicine. Prereq: HPER 430.

432 (632) Sports Psychology (3 - Fall) The emphasis of this course will be on the current issues and challenges facing active populations and their individual differences and behaviors. Intervention techniques and social-environment will be discussed as to their effects on sport behavior and performance.

440 Evaluation in Human Performance (3 - Fall & Spring) Overview of the procedures and instrumentation including appropriate use of technology as it applies to selection, implementation, and assessment of individuals and/or groups.

460 Theory and Techniques of Coaching Baseball/Softball (3 - As Needed) Individual and team fundamentals primarily for the public school coach. Emphasis on conditioning techniques, strategies, team management, motivation, equipment selection/fitting, and scheduling.

465 The Theory and Techniques of Coaching Basketball (3 - As Needed) Emphasis on conditioning techniques, strategies, team management, motivation, equipment selection/fitting, and scheduling.

470 The Theory and Techniques of Coaching Football (3 - As Needed) Emphasis on conditioning, techniques, strategies, team management, motivation, equipment selection/fitting, and scheduling.

475 The Theory and Techniques of Coaching Volleyball (3 - As Needed) Emphasis on conditioning, techniques, strategies, team management, motivation, equipment selection/fitting and scheduling.

485 (685) Workshop in Physical Education: [Title of Workshop] (1-3 - As Needed) Workshop on selected topics: No more than six hours of workshop credit may be applied to an undergraduate or graduate degree in education. Prereq: Instructor's approval.

490 Practicum (3 - Fall & Spring) Supervised field-based experience in coaching and/or athletic related area. Application must be filed one semester prior to enrolling in practicum. Prereq: Instructor's approval.

491 Internship (12 - Fall & Spring) One semester work experience with a cooperating agency. Application must be approved one semester in advance. Prereq: Must complete all core coursework per discipline.

700 Sport Medicine for Coaches (3 - As Needed) Understanding the scope of the prevention and cure of athletic injuries.

710 Sport Physiology for Coaches (3 - As Needed) The practical application of exercise physiology to athletic performance.

720 Sport Management for Coaches (3 - As Needed) The essential management functions that coaches face daily.

730 Sport Pedagogy for Coaches (3 - As Needed) Systematic and organized approach to teaching sport skills and developing effective practice techniques for optimal athletic performance.

740 Drug Education for Coaches (3 - As Needed) The problems associated with substance use and abuse in athletics.

750 Workshop on Selected Topics (3 - As Needed) Workshop on selected topics. No more than three hours of workshop credit may be applied to a graduate degree in Education. Prereq: Instructor's approval.

 



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