Health and Physical Education (B.S.)

Admission into the Education Department and additional education departmental coursework is required. This major is designed to prepare students for the teaching profession in Health and Physical Education. With the addition of approximately 37 hours of education requirements, the student will be eligible for a Nebraska Teaching Certificate.

Required Courses 51-52 hours

Health and Physical Education Major (52-53 hours)

Students select this major if they are seeking a K-12 Field Endorsement or Grades 4-9 Subject Endorsement in Health and Physical Education.  
BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 1090L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory 4 hours
BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II and BIO 1100L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 4 hours
HHP 1040 Weight Training 1 hour
HHP 1160 Fitness Swimming
HHP 1140 Swimming
HHP 1210 Lifeguard Training/Head Lifeguard
1-2 hours
HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care 1 hour
HHP 1310 Foundations 1 hour
HHP 1330 Basic Instruction Block 3 hours
HHP 2010 Drugs in Modern Society 3 hours
HHP 2020 Consumer, Community, and Environment Health Issues 3 hours
HHP 2030 Human Sexuality 3 hours
HHP 2040 Stress and Disease Management 2 hours
HHP 2500 Human Nutrition I 2 hours
HHP 3120 Motor Learning and Control 3 hours
HHP 3500 Planning and Implementing Elementary Physical Education Programs
(for K-12 endorsement only)
3 hours
HHP 3550 Planning and Implementing Health Education Programs 3 hours
HHP 3600 Planning and Implementing 7-12 Physical Education Programs 3 hours
HHP 3650 Planning and Implementing Adapted Physical Education Programs 3 hours
HHP 3850 Biomechanics and Kinesiology 4 hours
HHP 4150 Physiology of Exercise 4 hours
Capstone Courses 1 hour

EDUC 4990 Student Teaching Seminar

1 hour

HHP 4990 Senior Assessment and Comprehensive Exam 0 hours

 

 

BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 hours)

An introductory study of cellular physiology and tissues along with a comprehensive study of the integumentary skeletal, muscular, nervous systems, and special senses.
Three lectures per week.
Does not count toward a biology major or general education.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1090L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

BIO 1090L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1 hour)

Laboratory experiments and investigative exercises supporting BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1090.

BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 hours)

An introductory study of the blood, cardiovascular lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems in addition to metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance of the body.
Three Lectures per week.
Does not count toward a biology major or general education.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I or permission of the instructor.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1100L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab.

(Normally offered each spring semester.)

BIO 1100L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1 hour)

Laboratory experiments and investigative exercises supporting BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1100.

EDUC 4990 Student Teaching Seminar (1 hour)

A capstone course that meets biweekly for two hours to focus on two areas: first, to provide a structured and safe environment to dialogue about student teaching successes and concerns; and second, invited speakers, students and the instructor will discuss topics most pertinent to student teaching, how to obtain a teaching position, and critical issues for the beginning teacher. Topics include educational law, morals and ethics, student/teacher/parent rights and responsibilites, establishing and maintaining positive communication with the staff and community, as well as interviewing and job search skills.
Corequisite(s): Student teaching or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
HHP 1040 Weight Training (1 hour)

A course designed to help students develop a healthier lifestyle through weight training. The course includes information on proper technique and training program organization. Safety is emphasized and there are no strength standards. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
Pass/Fail only.

HHP 1140 Swimming (1 hour)

A course designed to teach the fundamental skills of water exploration, primary swimming skills, stroke readiness, and stroke development.
Pass/Fail only.

HHP 1160 Fitness Swimming (1 hour)

A course designed to improve cardiovascular endurance through individual workouts and to introduce students to fitness-related principles. The student must have swimming competency. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
Pass/Fail only.

HHP 1210 Lifeguard Training/Head Lifeguard (2 hours)

A course designed for prospective lifeguards and students interested in becoming head lifeguards. Students will be certified by the American Red Cross.
(Normally offered each summer.)

HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care (1 hour)

A study and application of the principles and techniques involved in the advanced administration of first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated electronic defibrillators (AEDs). Students will earn American Red Cross certifications. Cross listed with AT 1270.
(Normally offered each semester.)

HHP 1310 Foundations (1 hour)

An overview of the fields of Physical Education, Human Performance, and Sports Studies will be studied, which include teaching, exercise science, health and fitness studies, and related fields. Topics addressed will include history; careers; current issues; girls and women in sport; minorities in physical education and sport; teacher, coach, athletic trainer, and exercise specialist certifications; educational values of sports; and the importance of physical activity for all.
(Normally offered each semester.)

HHP 1330 Basic Instruction Block (3 hours)

A course designed to enhance students in skills and teaching techniques used in team, dual, and individual activities. The students will have opportunity for participation and teaching of skills involved in selected activities. This class is designed for students interested in learning a variety of activities.
(Normally offered each spring semester)

HHP 2010 Drugs in Modern Society (3 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand information about the use and abuse of drugs including: alcohol, tobacco, depressants, stimulants, narcotics, inhalants, club drugs, date rape drugs, hallucinogens, marijuana, sport enhancement drugs, prescription and OTC drugs. The course will include history of, and facts about the substances, the pharmacokinetic properties, the formation of laws, the victims, prevention, and approaches to treating the problem.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2020 Consumer, Community, and Environment Health Issues (3 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand information about the environment, the informed health consumer, healthful aging and community health. The course will acquaint students with the process of aging, consumer protection, the environment, and community from a health perspective.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2030 Human Sexuality (3 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand current information about human sexuality in a practical manner. The course will present facts and statistics about anatomy and physiology, gender, sexual orientation, reproduction, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, sexual growth and development, relationships and sexual communication, sexual health, commercialization of sex and sexual coercion.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2040 Stress and Disease Management (2 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand information about stress, mental health, and major chronic diseases. The course will present causes and warning signs of major chronic diseases and coping strategies for emotional stress.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2500 Human Nutrition I (2 hours)

This is a course designed to provide students with the basic scientific principles of nutrition focusing on their personal choices and experiences. The student will develop a definition of nutrition, and learn how nutrition has evolved. The student will be introduced to the concepts of: essential nutrient classifications, defining and developing a healthy diet, recommendations for specific nutrients, eating disorders, energy balance and obesity, body composition, lifetime nutrition (infancy to older adults), and food/beverage choices and the influence on chronic disease and optimal wellbeing.
(Normally offered each semester)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 3120 Motor Learning and Control (3 hours)

A course that will introduce students to current understandings of how complex motor skills are initially learned, and how they are controlled and refined with practice, from a behavioral point of view. A variety of activities will provide students with practical examples to deepen understanding. This course has applications to general exercise science, physical therapy, and coaching.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

HHP 3500 Planning and Implementing Elementary Physical Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed for students interested in teaching elementary physical education. Topics include curriculum development, teaching goals and objectives, curriculum guide and lesson plans, constructing and using evaluation tools and measures, and methods and material (including technology) used in teaching elementary physical education. A 10-hour practicum experience in the elementary physical education class setting is required.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered every odd fall semester.)

HHP 3550 Planning and Implementing Health Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed for students interested in teaching elementary, middle school and secondary health education. Topics include curriculum development, teaching goals and objectives, the study of health content, a framework for comprehensive school health education program, teaching strategies, curriculum guide development and lesson planning, constructing and using evaluation tools and measurements, methods and material (including technology) used in teaching health education. A 10-hour practicum experience in health education will be required.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered every even spring semester.)

HHP 3600 Planning and Implementing 7-12 Physical Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed for students interested in teaching middle and/or secondary physical education. Topics include curriculum development, teaching goals and objectives, curriculum guide and lesson plans, constructing and using evaluation tools and measures, and methods and materials (including technology) used in teaching middle and/or secondary physical education. A 10- hour practicum experience in the middle and/or secondary physical education class setting is required.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered every odd spring semester.)

HHP 3650 Planning and Implementing Adapted Physical Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed to include current research findings and the best practices to assist professionals in designing and implementing appropriate physical education programs for individuals with disabilities.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered summers and each spring semester.)

HHP 3850 Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4 hours)

This course integrates physics with human movement to provide understanding of human movement from a kinetic and kinematic perspective. Students will explore and apply these principles to a human movement or exercise of their choice. In the later part of the course, students will be exposed to the detailed structural kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I and junior standing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

HHP 4150 Physiology of Exercise (4 hours)

This course explores the physiological effects and adaptations of exercise using a system approach. Students will be exposed to the latest research in the field that contributes to our understanding of how the human body is designed for exercise and movement. Practical application of these principles will be explored during class and throughout the laboratory experience.
One 1.5 hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II and junior standing.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

HHP 4990 Senior Assessment and Comprehensive Exam (0 hours)

As partial fulfillment of a major in the Health and Human Performance Department, a student must take and pass, with a B or better, a comprehensive examination during his or her senior year. The comprehensive examination is designed to assess critical thinking, knowledge, and application of skills learned. P/F Only. Cross listed with AT 4990.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and a departmental major, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 hours)

An introductory study of cellular physiology and tissues along with a comprehensive study of the integumentary skeletal, muscular, nervous systems, and special senses.
Three lectures per week.
Does not count toward a biology major or general education.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1090L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

BIO 1090L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1 hour)

Laboratory experiments and investigative exercises supporting BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1090.

BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 hours)

An introductory study of the blood, cardiovascular lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems in addition to metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance of the body.
Three Lectures per week.
Does not count toward a biology major or general education.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I or permission of the instructor.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1100L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab.

(Normally offered each spring semester.)

BIO 1100L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1 hour)

Laboratory experiments and investigative exercises supporting BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
Pre or Corequisite(s): BIO 1100.

EDUC 4990 Student Teaching Seminar (1 hour)

A capstone course that meets biweekly for two hours to focus on two areas: first, to provide a structured and safe environment to dialogue about student teaching successes and concerns; and second, invited speakers, students and the instructor will discuss topics most pertinent to student teaching, how to obtain a teaching position, and critical issues for the beginning teacher. Topics include educational law, morals and ethics, student/teacher/parent rights and responsibilites, establishing and maintaining positive communication with the staff and community, as well as interviewing and job search skills.
Corequisite(s): Student teaching or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
HHP 1040 Weight Training (1 hour)

A course designed to help students develop a healthier lifestyle through weight training. The course includes information on proper technique and training program organization. Safety is emphasized and there are no strength standards. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
Pass/Fail only.

HHP 1140 Swimming (1 hour)

A course designed to teach the fundamental skills of water exploration, primary swimming skills, stroke readiness, and stroke development.
Pass/Fail only.

HHP 1160 Fitness Swimming (1 hour)

A course designed to improve cardiovascular endurance through individual workouts and to introduce students to fitness-related principles. The student must have swimming competency. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
Pass/Fail only.

HHP 1210 Lifeguard Training/Head Lifeguard (2 hours)

A course designed for prospective lifeguards and students interested in becoming head lifeguards. Students will be certified by the American Red Cross.
(Normally offered each summer.)

HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care (1 hour)

A study and application of the principles and techniques involved in the advanced administration of first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated electronic defibrillators (AEDs). Students will earn American Red Cross certifications. Cross listed with AT 1270.
(Normally offered each semester.)

HHP 1310 Foundations (1 hour)

An overview of the fields of Physical Education, Human Performance, and Sports Studies will be studied, which include teaching, exercise science, health and fitness studies, and related fields. Topics addressed will include history; careers; current issues; girls and women in sport; minorities in physical education and sport; teacher, coach, athletic trainer, and exercise specialist certifications; educational values of sports; and the importance of physical activity for all.
(Normally offered each semester.)

HHP 1330 Basic Instruction Block (3 hours)

A course designed to enhance students in skills and teaching techniques used in team, dual, and individual activities. The students will have opportunity for participation and teaching of skills involved in selected activities. This class is designed for students interested in learning a variety of activities.
(Normally offered each spring semester)

HHP 2010 Drugs in Modern Society (3 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand information about the use and abuse of drugs including: alcohol, tobacco, depressants, stimulants, narcotics, inhalants, club drugs, date rape drugs, hallucinogens, marijuana, sport enhancement drugs, prescription and OTC drugs. The course will include history of, and facts about the substances, the pharmacokinetic properties, the formation of laws, the victims, prevention, and approaches to treating the problem.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2020 Consumer, Community, and Environment Health Issues (3 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand information about the environment, the informed health consumer, healthful aging and community health. The course will acquaint students with the process of aging, consumer protection, the environment, and community from a health perspective.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2030 Human Sexuality (3 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand current information about human sexuality in a practical manner. The course will present facts and statistics about anatomy and physiology, gender, sexual orientation, reproduction, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, sexual growth and development, relationships and sexual communication, sexual health, commercialization of sex and sexual coercion.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2040 Stress and Disease Management (2 hours)

A course designed to develop and expand information about stress, mental health, and major chronic diseases. The course will present causes and warning signs of major chronic diseases and coping strategies for emotional stress.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 2500 Human Nutrition I (2 hours)

This is a course designed to provide students with the basic scientific principles of nutrition focusing on their personal choices and experiences. The student will develop a definition of nutrition, and learn how nutrition has evolved. The student will be introduced to the concepts of: essential nutrient classifications, defining and developing a healthy diet, recommendations for specific nutrients, eating disorders, energy balance and obesity, body composition, lifetime nutrition (infancy to older adults), and food/beverage choices and the influence on chronic disease and optimal wellbeing.
(Normally offered each semester)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
HHP 3120 Motor Learning and Control (3 hours)

A course that will introduce students to current understandings of how complex motor skills are initially learned, and how they are controlled and refined with practice, from a behavioral point of view. A variety of activities will provide students with practical examples to deepen understanding. This course has applications to general exercise science, physical therapy, and coaching.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

HHP 3500 Planning and Implementing Elementary Physical Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed for students interested in teaching elementary physical education. Topics include curriculum development, teaching goals and objectives, curriculum guide and lesson plans, constructing and using evaluation tools and measures, and methods and material (including technology) used in teaching elementary physical education. A 10-hour practicum experience in the elementary physical education class setting is required.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered every odd fall semester.)

HHP 3550 Planning and Implementing Health Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed for students interested in teaching elementary, middle school and secondary health education. Topics include curriculum development, teaching goals and objectives, the study of health content, a framework for comprehensive school health education program, teaching strategies, curriculum guide development and lesson planning, constructing and using evaluation tools and measurements, methods and material (including technology) used in teaching health education. A 10-hour practicum experience in health education will be required.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered every even spring semester.)

HHP 3600 Planning and Implementing 7-12 Physical Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed for students interested in teaching middle and/or secondary physical education. Topics include curriculum development, teaching goals and objectives, curriculum guide and lesson plans, constructing and using evaluation tools and measures, and methods and materials (including technology) used in teaching middle and/or secondary physical education. A 10- hour practicum experience in the middle and/or secondary physical education class setting is required.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered every odd spring semester.)

HHP 3650 Planning and Implementing Adapted Physical Education Programs (3 hours)

A course designed to include current research findings and the best practices to assist professionals in designing and implementing appropriate physical education programs for individuals with disabilities.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair, and junior standing.
(Normally offered summers and each spring semester.)

HHP 3850 Biomechanics and Kinesiology (4 hours)

This course integrates physics with human movement to provide understanding of human movement from a kinetic and kinematic perspective. Students will explore and apply these principles to a human movement or exercise of their choice. In the later part of the course, students will be exposed to the detailed structural kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I and junior standing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

HHP 4150 Physiology of Exercise (4 hours)

This course explores the physiological effects and adaptations of exercise using a system approach. Students will be exposed to the latest research in the field that contributes to our understanding of how the human body is designed for exercise and movement. Practical application of these principles will be explored during class and throughout the laboratory experience.
One 1.5 hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II and junior standing.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

HHP 4990 Senior Assessment and Comprehensive Exam (0 hours)

As partial fulfillment of a major in the Health and Human Performance Department, a student must take and pass, with a B or better, a comprehensive examination during his or her senior year. The comprehensive examination is designed to assess critical thinking, knowledge, and application of skills learned. P/F Only. Cross listed with AT 4990.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and a departmental major, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)