Health and Human Performance

Tara Tietjen-Smith (Head)
Location: Field House, Room 100, 903-886-5549, Fax 903-886-5365
Health and Human Performance Web Site: http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/educationHumanServices/departments/healthHumanPerformance/default.aspx

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in health, health promotion, human performance, sport and recreation management, and kinesiology and sports studies. Health and human performance majors are offered with or without teacher certification. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires twelve semester hours of a foreign language.

Teacher Education Programs

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in any of the following teacher education majors must complete:

  1. Degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (refer to the bachelor‘s degree requirements section of this catalog);
  2. Core Curriculum Requirements (refer to Core Curriculum Requirements page of this catalog);
  3. Requirements for admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program (refer to Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services section of this catalog); and
  4. Professional development courses (refer to the Curriculum and Instruction section of this catalog).

In addition, courses in the major must be completed as shown below.

TExES Approval

Students seeking teacher certification in the areas of Health Education or Physical Education must meet certain requirements before permission is granted by the Department of Health and Human Performance to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES).

These requirements include:

  1. Admission into the Teacher Education Program, and
  2. Completion of all major courses, and
  3. Approval by the program coordinator.

Non-Teacher Education Programs

The non-teaching majors in health and kinesiology prepare individuals for careers in athletic training, health promotion, human performance, sport and recreation management, private and public agencies and/or related fields.

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in any of the following majors must complete:

  1. Degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree and
  2. Core Curriculum Requirements (refer to those sections of this catalog).

In addition, courses in the major must be completed as shown below.

FRA 100 - Lifetime Fitness
Hours: 1
An overview of the requirements of a lifestyle conducive to fitness and health. Students will participate in a variety of fitness activities and be introduced to topics in nutrition, weight control, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and strength training.

FRA 101 - Aerobic Conditioning by Walking or Jogging
Hours: 1
Fitness development with an emphasis on walking, jogging, and running, including discussion of proper technique and health benefits.

FRA 102 - Aerobic Dance
Hours: 1
Basic aerobic dance conditioning to music for improving muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.

FRA 103 - Aquatic Fitness
Hours: 1
Conditioning through water exercises for students with or without swimming ability. Increased fitness with emphasis on stretching, flexibility, and abdominal and back strength.

FRA 104 - Beginning Triathlon
Hours: 1
Conditioning and training for triathlon competition, including swimming, running, and bicycling. As a culmination to the course, students will participate in a triathlon sponsored by the class.

FRA 105 - Weight Training
Hours: 1
Strength development through basic exercise and lifting techniques. Theory and beginning techniques in fitness conditioning, body building, and power lifting will be studied.

FRA 110 - Beginning Swimming
Hours: 1
For non-swimmers and those who cannot swim 25 yards (one pool length). Opportunity to learn and improve individual swimming and water survival skills. Introduction to Red Cross swimming strokes with increased endurance and comfort in the water.

FRA 120 - Varsity Sport
Hours: 1
For students participating in intercollegiate sport only.

FRA 121 - Badminton
Hours: 1
Instruction and practice in the fundamentals of the grip, strokes, footwork, court coverage and rules of play. Singles and doubles strategy, offensive and defensive positioning and tournament play will be progressively incorporated. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 122 - Golf
Hours: 1
Instruction in the skills, techniques, rules and etiquette of golf on the course. Chipping, pitching, putting, golf strategies, and rules of the game are included. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 124 - Racquetball
Hours: 1
Instruction in the basic skills of racquetball including singles and doubles strategy, court etiquette, rules and scoring. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 125 - Tennis
Hours: 1
Instruction in the basic tennis skills including grip, foot work, and strokes, such as backhand, forehand, volley and serve. The drop shot, lob, and overhead shots will be introduced, as well as singles and doubles strategies, rules, scoring and court etiquette. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 130 - Basketball
Hours: 1
Instruction in basic skills to include ball handling, shooting and passing. Students will learn offensive and defensive techniques, rules, strategy and participate in competitive play.

FRA 131 - Flag Football
Hours: 1
Flag football explores the skills and techniques for team play including passing, catching, running, and offensive and defensive positioning. Football emphasizes individual and team skills, rules and strategy. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 132 - Soccer
Hours: 1
Instruction in the individual offensive and defensive skills, game strategy, rules, and team tactics through the use of small-sided games and individual drills. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 133 - Softball
Hours: 1
This course provides instruction to develop the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, running, hitting, and rules of play of softball as well as individual and team skill development and strategies involved in competitive game situations. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 134 - Volleyball
Hours: 1
Introduction to the fundamental skills and strategies of organized volleyball including the forearm pass, set, spike, block, dig, and serve. In addition, students will gain an understanding of elementary team strategies. Students will learn to practice effective communication with teammates through participation in competitive play.

FRA 140 - Backpacking and Camping
Hours: 1
This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques of backpacking and camping. Topics will include wilderness skills and outdoor survival techniques. The proper use and selection of personal backpacking and camping equipment will be covered. Students are required to participate in two off-campus weekend trips. Equipment is provided.

FRA 141 - Canoeing and Kayaking
Hours: 1
For swimmers only (must pass swimming proficiency test). This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques and safety for canoeing and kayaking. The proper use and selection of equipment will be covered. Students are required to participate in one off-campus weekend trip. Equipment is provided.

FRA 145 - Mountain Biking
Hours: 1
This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques and safety for mountain biking. The proper use and selection of equipment will be covered. Students are required to participate in one off-campus weekend trip. Equipment is provided.

FRA 146 - Rock Climbing
Hours: 1
This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques of rock climbing. Covered techniques will include belaying, rappelling, ascents and descents. The proper use of personal climbing equipment and safety concerns will also be covered. Students are required to participate in one off-campus weekend climbing trip. Equipment is provided.

FRA 148 - Venture Dynamics
Hours: 1
This course is designed to help students understand how participating in outdoor activities can promote lifelong health and wellness. Participants will experience an enjoyable, safe and informative introduction to outdoor activities including knot tying, belaying, movement technique, and safety procedures in the context of an outdoor ropes course. This course will emphasize a range of topics that include team building exercises, terminology, and conservation.

FRA 149 - Archery
Hours: 1
This course is a basic class in target archery and requires no prior knowledge or experience. All equipment is provided. The emphasis is on target archery shooting technique, safety, and the history of archery. Recurve bows and a variety of targets will be used. Grading is based on shooting skill, proper form, and knowledge of the sport.

FRA 161 - Karate
Hours: 1
This course emphasizes mental and physical development in the martial art of karate. It includes techniques and philosophies of karate including the harmony of mind, body and spirit, and is designed to develop self-control, physical coordination and self confidence.

FRA 163 - Social and Popular Dance
Hours: 1
Instruction in the fundamentals, forms and patterns of social and popular dances. Basic dances develop confidence through practice with a variety of partners as well as an appreciation for cultural and geographical backgrounds.

FRA 164 - Yoga
Hours: 1
Instruction in the techniques and benefits of yoga. Learning skills will include postures (asanas), breathing, and relaxation techniques. Improved flexibility, strength, muscle tone, and concentration will be emphasized.

FRA 189 - Independent Study
Hours: 0-2

FRA 197 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4

FRA 197M - Special Topic
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to Four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

FRA 197P - Special Topic
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to Four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

FRA 197W - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to Four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

FRA 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study - Hours: One to four Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites Consent of department head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPA 140 - Concepts of Athletic Training
Hours: 1
An introduction to prevention and acute care of activity related injuries and illnesses. Specific topics will include injury prevention strategies; emergency first aid and acute care; and environmental considerations.

HHPA 214 - Preventive Techniques in Athletic Training
Hours: 1
Students will learn taping, wrapping, and padding techniques used to support and prevent athletic injuries. Techniques for making and applying special preventative pads and splints as well as fitting of protective equipment will be taught. Course fees and lab fees are listed in the current course schedule. Prerequisites: HHPK 213 or instructor approval.

HHPA 259 - Lower Extremity Injury Assessment
Hours: 3
A study of the knowledge, skills, and values an athletic trainer must possess to assess and evaluate injured athletes and other physically active individuals. Content areas to include the following: pathology and on and off-field assessment procedures for the foot, ankle, knee, thigh/hip, and lumbar spine. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval.

HHPA 260 - Lower Extremity Injury Assessment Lab
Hours: 1
This lab course is designed to teach general and specific assessment and evaluation techniques for the foot, ankle, knee, thigh/hip, and lumbar spine. Pathology and on-field assessment procedures will also be taught. Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval. Corequisites: HHPA 259.

HHPA 339 - Therapeutic Rehabilitation
Hours: 3
A study of knowledge, skills and values an athletic trainer or health care provider must possess to plan, apply, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation programs. Scientific theories and application principles will be discussed. Content areas include: basic rehab concepts, therapeutic exercise parameters, general and specific therapeutic rehabilitation applications. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA.

HHPA 340 - Therapeutic Rehabilitation Lab
Hours: 1
Students will learn the application of therapeutic exercises and rehab equipment. Indications, contraindications and legal implications of applying therapeutic rehabilitation programs will be taught. Course fees and lab fees are listed in the current course schedule. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA. Corequisites: HHPA 339.

HHPA 369 - Upper Extremity Injury Assessment
Hours: 3
A study of the knowledge, skills and values an athletic trainer must possess to assess and evaluate injured athletes and other physically active individuals. Content areas to include: pathology, on and off-field assessment procedures for the head, neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, hand, and wrist. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA.

HHPA 370 - Upper Extremity Injury Assessment Lab
Hours: 1
This lab course will teach the general and specific assessment and evaluation techniques for the head, neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, hand, and wrist. Pathology and on-field assessment procedures will also be taught. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA. Corequisites: HHPA 369.

HHPA 441 - Therapeutic Modalities
Hours: 3
A study of knowledge, skills and values an athletic trainer or health care provider must possess to plan, apply, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic modalities. Scientific theories and application principles will be discussed. Content areas include: cold, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, and manual therapy techniques. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPA 442 - Therapeutic Modalities Lab
Hours: 1
A study of application of therapeutic physical modalities and other therapeutic agents applied to treat injuries. Indications, contraindications, and legal implication will be taught. Course fees and lab fees are listed in the current course schedule. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA. Corequisites: HHPA 441.

HHPA 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of athletic training program director.

HHPA 497 - SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours: 1-4

HHPH 130 - Introduction to Personal and Community Health
Hours: 3
An introduction to personal and community health, this course will acquaint students with basic principles of health. Studies include community health problems, programs, agencies, and health careers. Attention will also be given to cultural diversity in matters pertaining to health.

HHPH 172 - Systems of the Human Body
Hours: 3
A study of the structure and function of selected body systems and their integration into personal health. Designed to be a foundation for other health and human performance courses.

HHPH 210 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Hours: 3
Environmental Health. Three semester hours. This course covers environmental health topics of importance to the health promotion practitioner. Environment is approached as one of the determinants of health for individuals and human populations.

HHPH 220 - EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Hours: 3
Emotional Health. Three semester hours. This course is designed to provide the student with principles and methods necessary for understanding emotional health and developing an emotional health plan. The concept of emotional wellness and the role stress in emotional health development are examined.

HHPH 250 - CONSUMER HEALTH
Hours: 3
Consumer Health. Three semester hours. Attention will be given to current health problems and issues dealing with consumerism. The course will involve students establishing concepts of self-protection in sales promotion of health products and services.

HHPH 265 - SUBSTANCE USE & ABUSE
Hours: 3
Substance Use and Abuse. Three semester hours. An examination of the physiological, psychological, and social effects of drugs and other harmful substances. Legal and ethical implications are considered.

HHPH 331 - Nutrition
Hours: 3
Basic facts and principles of human nutrition are presented. Study includes the physiological and psychological factors of food intake and utilization with emphasis on nutrition education for dietary improvements of groups and individuals. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA and Sophomore Standing.

HHPH 362 - Survey of Human Diseases
Hours: 3
A study of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Emphasis is placed on causative factors of various diseases, means of transmission, and prevention. Prerequisites: HHPH 172 or HHPK 172 or BSC 251, or consent of instructor. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 382 - Healthcare and Public Health Systems
Hours: 3
Introduces students to the US health care system, both the public and private sector. Examines the structure of the health system, current topics in health care reform, the policy process, and advocacy for public health. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 385 - GLB/Current Issues in Health
Hours: 3
This course will examine emerging issues and trends relevant to health and the application of health decisions. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 410 - Planning and Organization of Health Promotion
Hours: 3
This course will involve program planning in the health promotion field, including needs assessment, missions, goals and field objectives of health promotion programs. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 415 - Epidemiology
Hours: 3
This course covers the basic principles of Epidemiology, with applications to investigations of non-infectious (chronic) and infectious diseases. Explores various study designs appropriate for disease surveillance and studies of etiology and prevention. Prerequisites: HHPH 362. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 416 - Epidemiology
Hours: 3
This course covers the basic principles of Epidemiology, with applications to investigations of chronic and infectious diseases. Explores various study designs appropriate for disease surveillance and studies of etiology and prevention.Prerequisites: HHPH 362.

HHPH 417 - Health Behavior
Hours: 3
This course introduces behavioral and social theories that are relevant to health promotion and disease prevention efforts. Emphasis is placed on how health behavior theory can explain health behavior and assist in program design.

HHPH 420 - Program Implementation and Evaluation of Health Promotion
Hours: 3
The course will include program implementation and evaluation in several health promotion settings. Prerequisites: HHPH 410. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 430 - Health Disparities and Diverse Populations
Hours: 3
Examines the causes and effects of the growing disparity in the health status of minorities compared with the general population of the United States. Emphasis on Hispanic and Latino Americans, American Indian and Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other non-ethnic populations (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), migrant farmworkers, etc.) Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 472 - Stress Management
Hours: 3
This course includes a study of the nature and psychology of stress with particular emphasis placed on coping strategies and relaxation techniques. Conflict resolution and interpersonal relationships will also be discussed. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

HHPH 490 - H Honor Thesis
Hours: 3
H Honors Thesis Hours: 6 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPH 491 - H IND HONORS READINGS
Hours: 3
H Ind Honors Readings Hours: 3 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPH 495 - Internship and Seminar in Health Promotion
Hours: 3
This course is taken during the senior year and is designed to give students practical work experience with a health promotion or sport & recreational organization. Current job-related topics and job-hunting techniques will be discussed. Note senior standing Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Special Topics

HHPK 144 - Foundations of Kinesiology
Hours: 3
A survey course in human movement that includes the historical development of movement and sport from ancient through contemporary cultures. Physiological, sociological, and psychological principles affecting human movement and sport are also studied.

HHPK 154 - Concepts of Physical Activity
Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide information related to the need for continuing physical activity and its contribution to human well-being. Units of instruction will include procedures for assessing fitness levels in the various components of physical fitness and techniques used in developing physical fitness among students.

HHPK 172 - SYSTEMS OF THE HUMAN BODY
Hours: 3
Systems of the Human Body. Three semester hours. (Same as HHPH 172). A study of the structure and function of selected body systems and their integration into personal health. Designed to be a foundation for other health and kinesiology courses.

HHPK 200 - US-Concept of Lifetime Wellnes
Hours: 3
Concepts of Lifetime Wellness - Three semester hours This course is designed to provide information related to the need for healthy lifestyles and their contribution to human well-being. Units of instruction will include procedures for assessing wellness levels in the various components of health and strategies used in developing lifetime wellness among students. Restricted to BAAS majors only.

HHPK 211 - First Aid and Safety
Hours: 3
This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective in providing safe environments and as a first responder to accidents and/or sudden illness. Life saving skills, accident prevention principles, and the proper use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) will also be included.

HHPK 213 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
Hours: 3
A course designed to provide entry-level knowledge in the field of sport related injuries. This course includes units dealing with the history of athletic training, basic anatomy of common injuries, evaluation techniques, preventive measures to reduce the incidences of injuries and knowledge of basic treatment procedures to be used after injuries occur. Legal and ethical issues will also be discussed. Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C consent of instructor.

HHPK 250 - PHYS ACT SKILL I: COND IND/DUA
Hours: 3
Physical Activity Skills I: Conditioning, Individual and Dual Sports. Three semester hours. The purpose of this course is to develop the techniques for sports conditioning and fundamental skills used in teaching individual/dual sports. This course will also focus on the various stages of games skill development for a variety of activities.

HHPK 251 - PHYS ACT SKILLS II: TEAM SPORT
Hours: 3
Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports. Three semester hours. The purpose of this course is to develop the techniques utilized in fundamental skills for team sports. This course will also focus on the various stages of games skill development. An emphasis will be placed on designing a variety of learning experiences for grade appropriate team sports. Prerequisite: HHPK 250.

HHPK 302 - Adapted Physical Education
Hours: 3
A course designed to provide knowledge related to individuals with disabilities and the effects of these disabilities upon motor development and the performance of motor activities. Categories of disabilities include orthopedic difficulties, learning challenges, cardio-respiratory disorders, behavior disorders, sensory impairments, and other permanent and temporary disabilities. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA and junior/senior status.

HHPK 304 - Motor Development
Hours: 3
This course examines basic concepts and contemporary issues associated with physical growth and motor behavior (perception to action) across the lifespan. Topics include physical and neurological growth, perception, motor control, and environmental influence. Prerequisites: HHPK 154 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 311 - Introduction to Coaching
Hours: 3
This course is designed to increase awareness and basic knowledge of coaching principles. This class is intended to foster new ideas and promote personal growth within each individual. Emphasis will be placed on both the science and art of coaching. Students will be challenged to develop personal coaching philosophies that complement their individual attributes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 314 - Teaching Methods in Physical Education I
Hours: 3
A course designed to enable the student to learn the process of movement and skill acquisition for elementary children. Principles and practices related to the learning of children's movement skills fitness and active lifestyles will be investigated. Includes the scientific basis for motor performance, curricular organization, and pedagogical methodology related to the elementary school physical education program. Prerequisite: HHPK 154 and junior/senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 315 - Teaching Methods in Physical Education II
Hours: 3
A course designed to enable the student to learn the processes of movements and skill acquisition of students in middle/secondary schools. Using state standards, it provides information related to curriculum selection and implementation of middle/secondary public school physical education programs. Students will demonstrate competencies in presentations utilizing various instructional strategies. Prerequisites: HHPK 154 and junior/senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 324 - Health and Kinesiology for Children
Hours: 3
A course designed to acquaint elementary education majors with current health information and activities appropriate for the pre-kindergarten through fourth grade child. Principles of kinesiology, analysis of motor skills, and age appropriate interdisciplinary activities will be explored one-half of the semester. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 335 - Kinesiology
Hours: 4
A study of human musculoskeletal anatomy and function. Prerequisite: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 350 - Motor Learning and Motor Control
Hours: 3
The study of the acquisition of psychomotor skill and neuromuscular function in the control of movement. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 397 - SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

HHPK 414 - Theory of Coaching Football and Soccer
Hours: 3
A comprehensive study in coaching football and soccer. Students will study rules, strategies and tactics, scouting, evaluation of skills, and motivation of athletes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 415 - School & Com. Recreation
Hours: 3

HHPK 416 - Theory of Coaching Baseball and Softball
Hours: 3
A comprehensive study in coaching baseball and softball. Students will study rules, strategies and tactics, scouting, evaluation of skills, and motivation of athletes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 417 - Measurement and Evaluation
Hours: 3
This course is intended to address the current practices in conducting data-based measurement and evaluation processes. Specifically, this course will examine statistical techniques necessary for manipulation and interpretation of various performance data. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MATH 1314 (with a minimum grade of C) or 141 (with a minimum grade of C) or 175 (with a minimum grade of C) or 179 (with a minimum grade of C) and junior or senior standing, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 444 - Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs
Hours: 3
An integrated study of the administration of traditional and contemporary kinesiology and sports programs. Philosophies and principles of the administration of kinesiology and sports programs will be applied to various areas of concern such as personnel policies, leadership, facilities, equipment, record keeping, finance, legal implications, and program promotion. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 450 - Exercise Physiology
Hours: 4
Topics will include aerobic and anaerobic energy sources for muscular activity, physiology of muscle contraction; strength, and flexibility; the role of nervous system control of muscular activity; pulmonary and circulatory physiology; gas exchange and transport; body composition and weight control; pediatric exercise physiology. Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 252 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2402 with a minimum grade of C. 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 451 - Topics in Exercise Science
Hours: 4
Advanced topics in exercise science to include biomechanics, exercise physiology, and/or motor learning. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 252 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2402 with a minimum grade of C, 2.5 GPA. Senior standing.

HHPK 454 - Theory of Coaching Track and Field and Cross Country
Hours: 3
A comprehensive course covering basic knowledge in the theory of coaching track and field and cross country. Fundamental skills in the individual events of track and field will be analyzed. Students will also study rules and tactical strategies. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 455 - Theory of Coaching Basketball and Volleyball
Hours: 3
A comprehensive study in coaching basketball and volleyball. Students will study rules, strategies and tactics, scouting, evaluation of skills, and motivation of athletes. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPK 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

HHPK 490 - H HONORS THESIS
Hours: 1-6
H Honors Thesis Hours: 6 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of head. Note: May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPK 491 - H IND HONORS READING
Hours: 3
HHPK 491 - H IND HONORS RDGS. - Three semester hours Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPK 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

HHPS 100 - Foundations of Sport & Recreation Management
Hours: 3
Foundations of Sport and Recreation Management. An introductory course that includes the history, philosophy, principles, issues, challenges and opportunities in the sport and recreation industry, both in the private and public sectors.

HHPS 110 - Principles of Leadership in Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
Principles of Leadership. The role of administration and leadership in the objectives, organization, and procedures of sport and recreational organizations.

HHPS 200 - Programming in Sport and Recreation
Hours: 3
Programming in Sport and Recreation. Exploration and examination of the foundations and basic sport programming skills, methods, and techniques necessary to deliver sport and recreational activities within a variety of settings, agencies and/or organizations

HHPS 210 - Sport Psychology
Hours: 3
Sport Psychology. An overview of the principles of psychology as applied to sport or recreational activity for enhanced interactions and performance.

HHPS 300 - Field Experience in Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of settings related to sport and recreation management. This course will also help students to prepare for their internship. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110 and 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 305 - Programming in Sport and Recreation
Hours: 3
Exploration and examination of the foundations and basic sport programming skills, methods, and techniques necessary to deliver sport and recreational activities within a variety of settings, agencies, and/or organizations. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 310 - Event & Facility Management
Hours: 3
An examination of the history of sport and recreation facilities, along with appropriate procedures for the planning and operating of current and future sport and recreation facilities. Planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing of sport and recreation events will be the focus. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 316 - Field Experience in Sport and Recreation
Hours: 3
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of settings related to sport and recreation management. This course will also help students to prepare for their internship. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, and 305. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 317 - Individual and Group Exercise Instruction
Hours: 3
Examination of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for national certification in individual and group exercise training. Participants will practically apply classroom knowledge during interactive training sessions including performing fitness assessments and creating exercise prescriptions. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 320 - Legal & Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
Hours: 3
Examinion of legal and ethical concepts related to sport and recreation management. Topics will include athletic participation and eligibility, public facility use issues, constitutional due process, and contracts and tort law as applied to participants and spectators. Concepts, models, and techniques to use in managing ethical dilemmas will be explored. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 350 - Social Issues in Global Sport Economy
Hours: 3
An examination of social and ethical issues which affect sports, the sport industry, and sport managers in today’s global marketplace. Topics include a survey of the cultural, economic, and political structures which compose, and contribute to, an ever-changing and expanding international sport industry. Sport and recreation organizations and the production and consumption of sport products and events will be examined related to their roles in global sport commerce. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 400 - Management of Sport & Recreation Organizations
Hours: 3
An examination of the management and operational techniques and strategies for sport and recreation programs. Functions related to the administration and management of sport and recreation organizations will be examined, including planning, leading, organizing, and evaluating sport organizations. Topics include the determination of strategic direction for sport and recreation organizations and effective implementation of strategies. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 410 - Economics & Finance of Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
An examination of the principles of finance as applied to budgeting, operations, and business decisions in recreation and sport organizations. Topics include financial indicators for strategic planning, strategies for generating income, and the allocation of resources. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 420 - Marketing for Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
A survey of marketing concepts, advertising, consumer behavior, market research, strategic planning and the marketing of sport or recreation as a consumer product. Prerequisites: HHPS 100. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 450 - Internship in Sport & Recreation Management.
Hours: 6
This course is designed to give students practical work experience and supervised mentorship with a sport or recreation organization. Current job-related topics, networking, and job procurement techniques will be discussed. Site must be approved by the department and internship coordinator. Must complete all Sport & Recreation Management coursework prior to internship. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200, 210, 300, 310, 320, 350, 400, 410, 420. Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDIES
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

HHPS 490 - H - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
H Honors Thesis. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note: May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPS 491 - H Honors Readings
Hours: 3
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member.

HHPS 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary

Vipa Bernhardt
Assistant Professor
B.A., B.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Clayton Bolton
Assistant Professor
B.A., Georgia Regents University; M.S., Georgia Southern University; Ed.D., Mississippi State University

Dean Culpepper
Assistant Professor
B.S., Berry College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Houston

Quynh Dao Dang
Associate Professor Professional Track
B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Sandy Kimbrough
Associate Professor
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University System Graduate Faculty Member.

Sarah Mitchell
Instructor;Dir Athletic Training Education Program; Graduate Coordinator
B.S., Angelo State University; M.S., University of Texas at Arlington

Steven Prewitt
Assistant Professor
B.S., George Fox University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Utah

Lauren Rhodes
Instructor and FRA Coordinator
B.A., Baylor University; M.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce

Samantha Roberts
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Wolverhampton; Ph.D. Coventry University

Henry H. Ross
Lecturer
B.S., Kentucky State University; M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce

Anthony Rosselli
Assistant Professor
A.S., Blinn College; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Tara Tietjen-Smith
Professor and Department Head
B.S., M.Ed.; Northwestern State University (Louisiana); D.A., Middle Tennessee State University.

Elizabeth Wachira
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; M.P.H., University of North Texas-Health Science Center; Ph.D. Texas Woman's University