Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)

Classes

HPER 100 : Wellness, and Fitness

In this course, students develop an understanding of how their lifestyle choices have an effect on their personal wellness and physical fitness. Students will explore the progression of conditioning exercises and activities that develop and maintain physical fitness, and lifestyle choices that maintain health and wellness. This course will take place in both the classroom and lab setting.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Health and Wellness (Cognitive Health/Physical Health) — CH/PH

Semester Offered

Fall

HPER 130 : Beginning Tennis

Students will develop the fundamental skills of tennis for singles and doubles competition.

credits

1

Class Hours

2 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HPER 133 : Pickleball

This course is a beginning pickleball class, which is a court game that combines skills from tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Throughout this class we will focus on developing basic skills and implementing them into game situations. We will cover skills such as ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and strategy.

credits

1

Class Hours

2 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HPER 148 : Hiking

This is an introductory hiking course designed to impart skills such as fitness preparation, navigation, and the logistics of planning a hiking trip on Kaua'i. This class will also examine certain aspects of group dynamics such as problem solving, communication, stress management, and leadership. Hawaiian folklore will be explored on some of the hikes. There will be class meetings for lecture and fitness to prep for the hikes, as well as day hiking trips.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Health and Wellness (Cognitive Health/Physical Health) — CH/PH

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HPER 152 : Weight Training

This course introduces the student to the proper lifting mechanics and benefits of weight training. Emphasis will be placed on conditioning, myths, and facts related to weight training.

credits

1

Class Hours

2 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HPER 154 : Intermediate Weight Training

This course is designed to help students identify and understand the benefits of weight training, how weight training affects the body, and learn intermediate level training routines for complete muscular development. Students will also learn how to design and develop a balanced weight training program to meet their needs and expands on skills learned in HPER 152: Weight Training.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in HPER 152.

Semester Offered

Spring

HPER 160 : Fitness Boot Camp

This course will focus on the development and maintenance of the following components of fitness: muscular endurance, strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance, speed, and coordination. General fitness concepts to improve each component of fitness, nutrition, and weight management will be included. The primary emphasis is helping reduce the risk of functional decline and improve overall performance in everyday activities.

credits

1

Class Hours

2 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HPER 170 : Beginning Yoga

This course will focus on the practice of hatha yoga. General philosophy, history, and benefits toward wellness will be included. The primary emphasis will be on the performance of postures and breathing exercises, along with emphasis on ethical principles, personal conduct, and meditation in order to improve overall wellness.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

HPER 171 : Intermediate Yoga

This course will focus on corrective work and improvement of basic poses, as well as intermediate poses, meditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques in Hatha Yoga with independent, group, and personalized training. Students will study yoga history, philosophy, and understand how to apply principles of yoga into a healthy lifestyle.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in HPER 170.

Semester Offered

Spring

HPER 195 : Modern Health: Personal and Community

This course introduces the concepts of personal, physical, and emotional health. Community health and the evaluation of health-related information will also be discussed.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

HPER 270 : Personal Trainer Certification Prep

This course focuses on applied kinesiology, exercise physiology, and nutrition. Functional screening and application to training programs will also be discussed. With completion of the course, the students will be eligible to take the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100. Qualified for MATH 75X.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Health and Wellness (Cognitive Health/Physical Health) — CH/PH

Semester Offered

Fall

HPER 271 : Personal Training Practicum

This course is the practical application of HPER 270, Personal Trainer Certification Prep. Students will be mentored and guided as they prepare for the ACE certification. Students will implement fitness assessments, as well as evaluate the results in order to set up safe and effective personal training workout sessions.

credits

2

Class Hours

6 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in HPER 152 and HPER 270.

Semester Offered

Spring