Human Performance (HP)
An introductory skill course beginning with educational gymnastics and progressing to Olympic gymnastics.
An introductory skill course in track and field meeting during the spring semester of the freshman year.
A comprehensive skills course in the fundamentals of dance. Included are folk, aerobic, and modern dance skills.
This is an activity course for students interested in working with elementary age students. It is designed to introduce Baylor students to developmentally appropriate activities for elementary age children in the areas of fundamental skills, perceptual motor skills, games and sports skills, rhythmic activities and gymnastic skills. Through the context of movement, students will be exposed to the techniques, behaviors and approaches used by effective elementary physical education teachers.
A course designed to develop fundamental skills in tumbling and dance (folk, modern and aerobic) and to introduce students to the responsibilities of a cheerleader and/or drill team sponsor.
A comprehensive driver education course covering all aspects of driving-learning to drive, traffic laws, mechanics of driving, the automobile, proper driving attitudes, and defensive driving. Upon successful completion of course requirements, students receive a Driver Training Certificate for insurance purposes.
A course designed to teach the knowledge and techniques of first aid and emergency procedures. A Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate is granted on completion.
The most advanced aquatic course offered for certification by the American Red Cross. Prerequisites include prior certification in CPR and either Emergency Water Safety or Life Guarding. This course includes a review of swimming and lifesaving skills, analysis and remediation of stroke mechanics, lesson planning, classroom management, and teaching technique for the aquatic environment.
See required courses for the major.
An introductory course designed to teach the basic life systems in the human body. Detailed examination of the circulatory, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, and endocrine systems will be emphasized.
Provides the scientific foundation for the field of medicine, exercise physiology and all professions related to human health. Basic chemical and biological concepts will provide students the framework to comprehend physiological principles.
The acquisition of essential skills and knowledge in fitness education that lead to excellent physical conditioning and the ability to administer a variety of fitness tests. Students must demonstrate specified levels of physical fitness to complete the course.
Acquisition of skills and knowledge to qualify for Advanced First Aid certification through the American Red Cross or equivalent agency. Additional material in emergency care from a supplementary text is included. Practical application skills are performed.
A course designed to develop an understanding of human movement through the study of neuromuscular control, anatomical structures, and mechanical principles.
An overview of the principles and methods of analyzing human movement from a mechanical and quantitative perspective.
Athletic Training Majors Only. This course covers the evaluation and prevention of the most common medical conditions. It also covers medications commonly encountered in the practice of physical medicine. It will include categories of drugs; generic and trade names of common drugs; the use, effects and precautions of common drugs; and drug-drug-interactions and pharmacokinetic principles.
The course is designed to teach the basic athletic training needs, to teach fundamental skills and methods in athletic training, and to train an individual to take care of both injured and uninjured athletes.
This is a Texas Department of Health approved course leading to state certification as an Emergency Medical technician. The class requires classroom and field studies in applicable skills and environment. National Registry Exam available on completion.
This course provides lecture and lab experience in that aspect of sports medicine which involves the study of the body's response, adjustments, and adaptations to exercise.
Designed to assist the student in studies of the mechanics and techniques of each activity. Includes the skills, rules, principles and purposes of each activity. First semester sophomores and above are eligible to enroll in this course.
This course is designed to provide practice in teaching skills, to increase knowledge of games and difference sports rules, and to develop an appreciation for the basic skills in a variety of team sports. First semester sophomores and above are eligible to enroll in this course.
This course is designed to provide practice in teaching skills, to increase knowledge of the games and different sports rules, and to develop an appreciation for the basic skills in a variety of individual sports. First semester sophomores and above are eligible to enroll in this course.
Course includes history, pedagogy, curriculum design, music selection, costuming, creative activities, and dance resources. Field experience includes observation, journal entries, and assisting in a dance environment.
Prior to enrollment students must audition and be selected. In this course students will be provided an introduction to the methodology of standardized patient encounters. Students will learn to be Simulation Performers (e.g., patients, family members) to provide standardized, real-life healthcare scenarios in the training of healthcare providers to improve medical and communication skills.
Credit or concurrent enrollment in HP 2420. HHPR (EP, HSS, PHSS, HKLS, PEDA, REC) and Public Health (PH) majors only. An overview of biochemistry and metabolism related to exercise, training adaptations, and nutrition.
Introduction to research methods in exercise science including research designs, collection of data with appropriate statistical techniques, as well as the critique of peer reviewed research.
This course is designed for elementary education majors (EC-6 Generalist) and for those interested in working with young children. Students are introduced to the techniques and approaches used by effective physical education teachers as they design and implement elementary physical education programs. Class time is spent in the classroom, the gym, and in local schools exploring how children learn motor skills and adopt physically active lifestyles.
A study of the theory of corrective human performance with special emphasis on the analysis of movement and postural deviations and the choice of and application of exercises and activities for their correction.
This course will identify normal developmental sequences and performance patterns of primary and intermediate age children. The emphasis will be the correlation of this information with skills.
This course examines the goals, objectives, and evaluation of exemplary programs.
Course explores the legal principles and rules of laws affecting administration and operation of health, physical education, recreation, sports programs, resources, areas, and facilities. Risk management and legal concepts are applied to contracts, human rights, property, products liabilities, negligence, and torts.
See HED 3V50 for course description.
This course is designed to enhance a student's performance skills in modern, ballet, and jazz dance. "Choreography" will include original routines using music selection, development of choreography, costuming, lighting, peer teaching, and written step instructions. "Production" will include performance in class as well as experience in production of a show at the end of the semester.
An overview of the role of nutrition as a means to enhance health and performance in exercise and sport. Topics to be covered include principles of healthful nutrition, energy metabolism, and nutrients, regulation of metabolism by vitamins and minerals, weight control, and analysis of the validity of proposed nutritional ergogenic aids.
This course is to study current principles and procedures essential to strength training and conditioning practices. Emphasis is placed on the development and practical applications of aerobic conditioning, joint flexibility, muscular strength, power, and endurance programs.
Understanding of the fundamental principles and philosophy of human performance as they relate to program development, methodology, organization, and administration. Historical concepts, objectives, and purposes of human performance are also emphasized.
HHPR (EP, HSS, PHSS, HKLS, PEDA, REC) and Public Health (PH) majors only. Skill learning and skill performance, covering the gradual development of human physical abilities over the centuries. The states of an individual's development from childhood to maturity will be studied. Included are factors affecting physical development, the nature of the learning process, and the methods suitable for both the early stages of skill learning and the advanced skill levels.
Examines psychological theories and techniques applied to sport to enhance the performance and personal growth of athletes and coaches. Lecture with an emphasis on discussion. The course is designed to help both present and future coaches to use sound psychological principles to be more effective. Emphasis is given to understanding personality, motivation, confidence, discipline, imagery use, psyching techniques, relaxation training, anxiety and choking, attention and concentration, the psychology of injury and rehabilitation, and clinical issues common in athletics.
The course is designed to provide a foundation in the practical application of sport science and management. Specifically, the class will address the sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sport physiology and sport management aspects of successful coaching. A 20-hour field-based experience with a middle or high school sports team is required.
A course that studies the interaction of various social influences such as the mass media, economics, race, gender, religion, group behavior, politics, and education on sport.
Emphasis will be given to developing exercise programs for individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities.
Advanced instruction in qualitative analysis of human movement, with training in methods of perceiving and measuring errors of movement in a variety of environments (teaching, coaching, and clinical evaluation).
Structural standards, operation, maintenance, function, design, and planning of human performance and recreation resources, areas, and facilities; and the selection, purchasing, and care of equipment appropriate to these programs and services.
Perspective of the Judeo-Christian tradition of the moral concerns related to sports in American society. Various dimensions of the organized sports phenomenon, including those at the youth, secondary school, intercollegiate, and professional level. This course will not be accepted for credit toward a major or minor in religion or toward the six hour religion requirement by the University.
Lectures will address the principles of common physical assessments used in clinical and fitness settings, the selection of appropriate assessments, results interpretation and the application of assessment results for exercise prescription and chronic disease risk reduction. Laboratory experiences are designed to develop competencies in physical assessment and results interpretation.
Lectures and laboratory experiences build on information covered in HP 4450. This course is designed to develop and refine core competencies in conducting common physical assessments and interpreting results for exercise prescription and chronic disease risk reduction. Laboratory experiences include student engagement in comprehensive health and fitness profiles.
The internship provides hands-on experience for the human performance major in the area of his or her concentration. The experience includes a special project determined jointly by the student and the agency intern supervisor.