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    health, physical education and recreation

    The health, physical education and recreation department is housed in Founders Hall and Burky Addition. This complex contains two playing floors, seating capacity of 2,000 and storage and office space for department faculty. In addition to courses designed for its majors, the department offers teacher licensure in physical education and health and a wellness concentration emphasizing personal and community wellness plus majors in sport management and recreation management. The department also offers a wide variety of skill courses, a strong intramural program in men’s, women’s and co-ed sports and intercollegiate athletics to help students develop a better understanding and appreciation for movement and to foster a desire for life-long physical activity.

    Majors
    There are three majors (health, physical education and recreation, teaching certification and multi-age license, sport management and recreation management) and four minors (coaching, wellness, physical education and recreation management) offered by the health, physical education and recreation department.

    Health, Physical Education and Recreation (36 hours)
    Course work is planned in consultation with a departmental adviser and focuses on the student's area of interest.

    HPR 117 Team and Individual Sports 1 (3)
    HPR 118 Team and Individual Sports 2 (3)
    HPR 120 First Aid and CPR (1)
    HPR 125 Introduction to HPR (2)
    HPR 135 Personal & Community Health Concerns (3)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    HPR 240 Coaching Methods (3)
    HPR 270 Kinesiology (3)
    HPR 271 Measurement and Evaluation of HPR (2)
    HPR 281 Basic Athletic Training (2)
    HPR 310 Motor Learning and Physical Activity for Special Populations (4)
    HPR 325 Teaching Methods in Physical Education (2)
    HPR 327 Teaching Methods for Health (2)
    HPR 370 Exercise Physiology (3)
    HPR 385 Internship (1)

    Wellness concentration (32 hours)
    Persons interested in the wellness concentration can major in health, physical education and recreation or
    food and nutrition. In addition to course work, the student will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional training through an internship experience.

    BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    COM 195 Interpersonal Communication (3) or COM 185 Public Speaking (3)
    FCS 225 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
    FCS 325 Applied Nutrition (3)
    FCS 335 Public Health Nutrition and Policy (3)
    FCS 361 Family Resource Management (3)
    HPR 270 Kinesiology (3)
    FCS 400 Seminar in Wellness (1)
    PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
    REC 215 Commercial Recreation (3)
    REC 310 Recreation and the Aging Process (3)

    Teaching licensure
    Licensure may be obtained for the Ohio Department of Education to teach physical education (Pre-K - 12) and/or health education (Pre-K - 12). The state requirements for multi-age licensure (Pre-K - 12) are listed below.

    Multi-age License: Physical Education
    (43 hours + 10 LAS hours)
    The multi-age provisional teacher license is valid for teaching learners from ages 3 through 21 and pre-k through 12 in the curriculum areas named in the license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced course-work in all areas to be taught as specified by the Ohio Department of Education. The multi-age license for physical education requires these courses:

    ENG 110/120 College English (3)
    LAS 342 Cross-Cultural/Service Learning Experience (4)
    One Social Science Course (3)
    BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    HPR 117 Team and Individual Sports (3)
    HPR 118 Team and Individual Sports (3)
    HPR 120 First Aid/CPR (1)
    HPR 125 Introduction to HPR (2)
    HPR 135 Personal and Community Health Concerns (3)
    HPR 140 Human Sexuality (3)
    HPR 167 Drug Education (2)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    HPR 240 Coaching Methods (3)
    HPR 270 Kinesiology (3)
    HPR 271 Measurement and Evaluation of HPR (2)
    HPR 281 Basic Athletic Training (2)
    HPR 310 Motor Learning and Physical Activities for Special Populations (4)
    HPR 325 Teaching Methods in Physical Education (2)
    HPR 370 Exercise Physiology (3)
    HPR 385 Internship (1)

    Required professional education courses: (30 hours):
    EDU 103 Computers and Technology in Education (2)
    EDU 215 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society(3)
    EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
    EDU 302 Reading in the Content Areas: Middle Childhood (3) or EDU 305 Content Area Literacy/General Methods (3)
    EDU 345 Multi-age Classroom Organization (2)
    EDU 332 Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
    EDU 452 Clinical Practice– Multi-Age (10)
    PSY 254 Educational Psychology and Classroom Assessment (3)

    NOTE: Students seeking a Multi-Age: Physical Education license are strongly urged to seek a Multi-age: Health AND a Multi-age: PE license.

    Multi-age License: Health (31 hours + 10 LAS hours)
    The multi-age provisional teacher license is valid for teaching learners from ages 3 through 21 and pre-k through 12 in the curriculum areas named in the license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced course-work in all areas to be taught as specified by the Ohio Department of Education. The multi-age license for health requires these courses:

    ENG 110/120 College English (3)
    LAS 342 Cross-Cultural Service/Learning Experience (4)
    One Social Science Course (3)
    BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    FCS 225 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
    HPR 120 First Aid/CPR (1)
    HPR 125 Introduction to HPR (2)
    HPR 135 Personal and Community Health Concerns (3)
    HPR 140 Human Sexuality (3)
    HPR 167 Drug Education (2)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    HPR 270 Kinesiology (3)
    HPR 271 Measurement and Evaluation of HPR (2)
    HPR 327 Teaching Methods for Health (2)
    HPR 370 Exercise Physiology (3)
    HPR 385 Internship (1))

    Required professional education courses (30 hours)
    EDU 103 Computers and Technology in Education(2)
    EDU 215 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society(3)
    EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
    EDU 302 Reading in the Content Areas: Middle Childhood (3) or EDU 305 Content Area Literacy/General Methods (3)
    EDU 345 Multi-age Classroom Organization (2)
    EDU 332 Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
    EDU 452 Clinical Practice- Multi-Age (10)
    PSY 254 Educational Psychology and Classroom Assessment (3)

    NOTE: Students seeking a multi-age: health license are strongly urged to seek a multi-age: health AND a multi-age: PE license.

    Multi-age License: Health and Physical Education (47 hours + 10 LAS hours)
    The multi-age provisional teacher license is valid for teaching learners from ages 3 through 21 and pre-k through 12 in the curriculum areas named in the license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced coursework in all areas to be taught as specified by the Ohio Department of Education. The multi-age license for health and physical education requires these courses:

    ENG 110/120 College English (3)
    LAS 342 Cross-Cultural Service/Learning Experience (4)
    One Social Science Course (3)
    BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    FCS 225 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
    HPR 117 Team and Individual Sports (3)
    HPR 118 Team and Individual Sports (3)
    HPR 120 First Aid/CPR (1)
    HPR 125 Introduction to HPR (2)
    HPR 135 Personal and Community Health Concerns (4)
    HPR 140 Human Sexuality (3)
    HPR 167 Drug Education (2)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    HPR 240 Coaching Methods (3)
    HPR 270 Kinesiology (3)
    HPR 271 Measurement and Evaluation of HPR (2)
    HPR 281 Basic Athletic Training (2)
    HPR 310 Motor Learning and Physical Activities for Special Populations (4)
    HPR 325 Teaching Methods in Physical Education (2)
    HPR 327 Teaching Methods for Health (2)
    HPR 370 Exercise Physiology (3)
    HPR 385 Internship (1)

    Required professional education courses (30 hours)
    EDU 103 Computers and Technology in Education(2)
    EDU 215 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society(3)
    EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
    EDU 302 Reading in the Content Areas: Middle Childhood (3) or EDU 305 Content Area Literacy/General Methods (3)
    EDU 345 Multi-age Classroom Organization (2)
    EDU 332 Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
    EDU 452 Clinical Practice- Multi-Age (10)
    PSY 254 Educational Psychology and Classroom Assessment (3)

    Sport Management (45 hours)
    The expansion of public interest and participation in sport and physical fitness has created a need for qualified leadership in these areas. Graduates will be prepared for careers as athletic administrators, in YMCA/YWCA work, in sporting goods companies, as sports information personnel and in other related areas.

    Practical experience in an area of interest is provided the student so insight into their chosen career may occur prior to graduation. The sites for these experiences are selected in cooperation with the students' advisers.

    Students majoring in sport management are required to take 27 hours in core courses and 3 hours of internship (9 hours may be taken). Twelve hours of classes are taken from either a sport communication core or from a sport organization core.

    Required: (30 hours)
    HPR 125 Introduction to HPR (2)
    HPR 170 Sport and Society (2)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    HPR 225 Sport Psychology (3)
    HPR 330 Sport and Administration Management Practices (3)
    HPR 240 Coaching Methods (3)
    HPR 385 Internship (3)
    COM 185 Public Speaking (3) or
    COM 195 Interpersonal Communication (3)
    EBA 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    EBA 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    EBA 151 Principles of Accounting (3)
    EBA 354 Principles of Management (3)
    EBA 356 Principles of Marketing (3)

    Sport Communication Concentration (9 hours)
    COM 105 Introduction to Journalism (3)
    COM 240 Mass Media (3)
    COM 305 Writing for the Media (3)
    COM 277 Public Relations (3)

    Sport Organization Concentration (9 hours)
    EBA 360 Sales (3)
    EBA 362 Advertising (3)
    EBA 364 Human Resource Management (3)
    EBA 358 Consumer Behavior (3)
    EBA 359 Entrepreneurship (3)

    Recreation Management (42 hours)
    Career options include work in such areas as church recreation, parks, playgrounds, recreation in business and industry, hospitals, health care centers, camps, resorts, hotels, cruise ships, youth organizations, zoos and environmental centers. The program meets the standards of the National Recreation Parks Association.

    Students majoring in recreation management are expected to complete 42 hours of credit including six hours of internship. Internships will consist of on-site experience with agencies that deliver leisure services. These may include public recreation park agencies, voluntary or social agencies, correctional institutions, industries, therapeutic recreation programs serving persons with disabilities, camps and college unions.

    Required: (42 hours)
    REC 117 Introduction to Recreation (3)
    REC 125 Recreation Games and Social Recreation (3)
    REC 130 Recreation Arts and Crafts (3)
    REC 215 Commercial Recreation (3)
    REC 225 Recreation Leadership and Program (3)
    REC 260 Outdoor Recreation (3)
    REC 310 Recreation and the Aging Process (3)
    REC 325 Therapeutic Recreation (3)
    REC 327 Facilities Planning and Construction (3)
    REC 335 Aquatics (3)
    REC 337 Camping Administration (3)
    REC 350 Trends, Issues and Legislation in Recreation (3)
    REC 380 Internship (3)
    REC 380 Internship (3)

    Electives:
    REC 110 Adventures in Outdoor Recreation (1-2)

    Minors
    Bluffton University offers minors in coaching, wellness, physical education and recreation management.

    Coaching (18 hours)
    Persons other than HPER majors may be interested in a minor in Coaching. The minor requires a coaching internship.

    HPR 117 Team and Individual Sports 1: selected fall sports (3)
    HPR 118 Team and Individual Sports 2: selected spring sports (3)
    HPR 120 First Aid and CPR (1)
    HPR 170 Sport and Society (2)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    HPR 240 Coaching Methods (3)
    HPR 281 Basic Athletic Training (2)
    HPR 385 Internship (2)

    Wellness (21 hours)
    Persons other than food and nutrition and health, physical education and recreation majors (who have a concentration in the area), may be interested in a minor in wellness. The minor consists of 21 hours of course work including the following:

    BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
    HPR 120 First Aid and CPR (1)
    HPR 135 Personal and Community Health Concerns (3)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    FCS 225 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
    COM 195 Interpersonal Communication (3) or COM 185 Public Speaking (3)

    In addition, a minimum of five additional hours are to be chosen from courses within the wellness concentration. A person minoring in wellness must graduate with current first aid and CPR certification.

    Physical Education (20 hours)
    Persons other than health, physical education and recreation majors may be interested in a minor in physical education.

    BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
    HPR 117 Team and Individual Sports 1: selected fall sports (3) or HPR 118 Team and Individual Sports 2: selected spring sports (3)
    HPR 125 Introduction to HPR (2)
    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    HPR 271 Measurement and Evaluation of HPR (2)
    HPR 310 Motor Learning and Physical Activity for Special Populations (4)
    HPR 370 Exercise Physiology (3)

    Recreation Management (18 hours)
    The Recreation Management minor enables students to develop recreation skills and interests through a variety of avenues to better understand the importance of leisure in our society and includes the following recreation courses:

    REC 117 Introduction to Recreation (3)
    REC 125 Recreation Games and Social Recreation (3)
    REC 130 Recreation Arts and Crafts (3)
    REC 225 Recreation Leadership and Program (3)
    REC 260 Outdoor Recreation (3)
    REC 325 Therapeutic Recreation (3) or REC 337 Camping Administration (3)

    Courses
    Health and Physical Education
    HPR 117 Team and Individual Sports 1: selected fall sports (3)
    HPR 118 Team and Individual Sports 2: selected spring sports (3)
    These courses emphasize personal mastery of the psychomotor skills and cognitive material of selected sport activities as well as the ability to analyze skill techniques. Instruction will concentrate on the point of view of the participant as a prospective player.

    HPR 120 First Aid and CPR (1)
    This course will certify persons in first aid and CPR according to the standards of the American Red Cross.

    HPR 125 Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Recreation (2)
    An introduction to HPR and the theory of movement and play, to assist the HPR professional to acquire the skills necessary to appreciate the values of movement. A study of the qualifications and professional preparation of the HPR major. Covers aims and background of modern HPR programs. The psychological implications of movement education are included. First-year student or sophomore standing.

    HPR 135 Personal and Community Health Concerns (3)
    Individual health habits and the normal developmental pattern for humans from conception through old age are examined. The course emphasizes discussions and decisions about sexuality, marriage, selection of mate and proper nutrition and fitness. Communicable and chronic disease recognition and prevention and community/national health responsibility are explored.

    HPR 140 Human Sexuality (2)
    This course is designed to examine the role and meaning of human sexuality as it relates to oneself and others. This course will also consider society's sexual value systems including the Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective and will review biological, psychological and sociological aspects of sexuality.

    HPR 167 Drug Education (2)
    The course will focus on the problem of drugs in our society. Pharmacological, physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of drugs will be studied. The course will emphasize that we are all drug educators regardless of the profession we choose. Each student will be asked to suggest an active "plan" that can alter drug dependence using cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains of learning as a method of behavior modification.

    HPR 170 Sport and Society (2)
    Sport will be examined from a sociological research perspective. Topics to be covered include the values and goals of sports as they are reflected in American culture, amateur athletics as a political tool, the relationship between sports and the media, violence as it exists in sports and in sport fans, religion as it influences athletes, athletics as an American corporation, youth and sport, racism in sport and females in sport. The course involves readings, discussion, speakers and films.

    HPR 211 Fit for Life (2)
    An introduction to wellness concepts including special emphasis on the physical, intellectual, emotional and social dimensions is the focus of this course. In addition, students design an individualized program to improve their physical fitness. Level of fitness is tested both at the beginning and end of the term.

    HPR 225 Sport Psychology (3)
    Sport psychology is the psychological study of individuals in relation to sports and sport environments. Psychological principles will be used to provide a foundation for understanding athletes, coaches, teams, fans, opponents, and the mental aspects of sports. The focus will be on performance enhancement through the use of mental skills training.

    HPR 240 Coaching Methods (3)
    This course will examine the profession of coaching and involve studying the functions, techniques and methods of coaching boys' and girls' interscholastic/intercollegiate athletic teams. Organization and administration of athletic (and HPER) programs are studied with sociological implications considered.

    HPR 270 Kinesiology (3)
    The science of human movement encompasses the anatomical and mechanical aspects of movement as they relate to sport, games and dance. Prerequisite:
    BIO 230, junior or senior standing. Offered alternate years.

    HPR 271 Measurement and Evaluation of HPR (2)
    The purpose of this course is to guide students in the appropriate selection, construction, administration and interpretation of tests specific to the field of health, physical education and exercise science. Fundamental statistical concepts are introduced. First-year student or sophomore level standing. Offered alternate years.

    HPR 281 Basic Athletic Training (2)
    This course will focus on head to toe examination focusing on initial care and prevention of athletic injuries. Risk factors and mechanisms of athletic injuries will be identified. Laboratory experiences will be provided in taping, wrapping and usage of various modalities. Recommended:
    BIO 230.

    HPR 310 Motor Learning and Physical Activity for Special Populations (4)
    The purpose of this course is to become familiar with the learner, the learning environment and the process of learning in the motor skill context in order to help physical educators and coaches with appropriate instructional decisions. Special attention is given to those who are physically challenged and/or elderly.

    HPR 325 Teaching Methods for Physical Education (2)
    The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to meet the challenge of teaching physical education in elementary and secondary school settings. Methods, materials and practices related to curriculum instruction will be the focus of this course. Practical experience will be included. Recommended prerequisite:
    EDU 200-204, EDU 332, junior or senior standing.

    HPR 327 Teaching Methods for Health(2)
    The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to meet the challenge of teaching health in elementary and secondary school settings. Methods, materials and practices related to curriculum instruction will be the focus of this course. Practical experience will be included. Recommended prerequisite:
    EDU 200, EDU 332, junior or senior standing.

    HPR 330 Sport and Administration Management Practices (3)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the many opportunities that exist for the professional administrator in sport management. A discussion of the foundation of sport management, career and employment opportunities and essential skills needed in management will aid the student in the development of their own personal philosophy of sport management in the 21st century. Prerequisite: junior standing.

    HPR 370 Exercise Physiology (3)
    This course will focus on the immediate and long-term effects of exercise on the human body including coverage of theories and principles for improving performance. Prerequisite:
    BIO 230; physics, chemistry preferred. Offered alternate years.

    HPR 385 Internship (1-10)
    A course designed to provide the HPR major with opportunities to make some self-evaluations concerning the many professional positions available to the graduate of a liberal arts college. Consideration may be given to such areas of interest as teacher education, health, therapy, recreation, camping, sports administration and sport. By arrangement with department chairperson.

    Recreation
    REC 110 Adventures in Outdoor Recreation (1-2)
    Designed to develop introductory skills in a variety of outdoor recreation adventure opportunities in areas such as: whitewater rafting, skiing, kayaking, backpacking and mountaineering.

    REC 117 Introduction to Recreation (3)
    Foundations of organized recreation; backgrounds and theories, objectives and principles; social and economic factors; public, private and commercial interests; recreation and social institutions.

    REC 125 Recreational Games and Social Recreation (3)
    Individual, dual, low-organization activities, quiet games, table games and social mixers usable in programming in a recreation setting.

    REC 130 Recreation Arts and Crafts (3)
    Designing for and working with various craft media including paper, metal, metal enamel, clay and other ceramic materials, plastic and weaving materials.

    REC 215 Commercial Recreation (3)
    This course deals with the private sector of recreation opportunities, including industrial corporations, establishment of private corporations, profit camps, sports clubs and the use of public land by private endeavors. Offered alternate years.

    REC 225 Recreation Leadership and Program (3)
    Principles of leadership and their application in the development of recreation programs.

    REC 260 Outdoor Recreation (3)
    Study of basic techniques and resource availability for camping, hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and related activities. Review of the interest in outdoor recreation and its impact upon facilities and environment.

    REC 310 Recreation and the Aging Process (3)
    The role of recreation as it relates to understanding and working with older persons. Emphasis on the role of the recreation manager in pre-retirement planning and in social programs planning for the older adult in retirement. Offered alternate years.

    REC 325 Therapeutic Recreation Service (3)
    Involves a study of leadership skills, techniques and adaptation of recreation activities for persons with disabilities. Offered alternate years.

    REC 327 Facilities Planning and Construction (3)
    An in-depth exploration into planning, constructing, equipping and managing a variety of recreation facilities. Funding and fundraising is also explored. Offered alternate years.

    REC 335 Aquatics (3)
    A course to advance the student in the aquatics area and to provide an understanding of potential programs as they relate to recreation. Offered alternate years.

    REC 337 Camping Administration (3)
    This course deals with the development and implementation of successful camping programs and the total camp operation.

    REC 350 Trends, Issues and Legislation in Recreation (3)
    A course designed to explore current issues, trends and legislation affecting the recreation management professional. Offered alternate years.

    REC 380 Internship (1-10)
    On-site experiences with an agency that delivers leisure services. This may include public recreation park agencies, voluntary or social agencies, correctional institutions, industries, therapeutic agencies serving persons with disabilities or commerical recreation opportunities. Approval of department chair and instructor for non-recreation majors.

    REC 390 Independent Study (1-4)
    Individual readings, research and/or field study of a recreation issue, problem, service system or activity pattern. Can include individual growth of the student in a particular area. Approval of department chair and instructor for non-recreation majors.