Course Descriptions


HPE104 - Dynamic Yoga Credits: 1
Dynamic Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga (physical yoga) with emphasis on fluidity and heat using powerful moves and isometric postures. Dynamic Yoga will promote both cardiovascular and muscular stamina and create a feeling of deep but alert relaxation. Through the balance of awareness, alignment, movement, energy and breath the student will manifest stability, adaptability, radiance grace and overall well-being.

HPE106 - Circuit Weight Training Credits: 2
This course will provide the scientific evidence available from manual and professor to allow the students to become physically educated to make fitness and wellness a lifelong goal. This is a course designed to utilize a timed sequence of weight training exercises and aerobic activities to produce gains in weight training which differs from traditional weight training and uses lighter weight loads with short rest periods between exercises. Participants improve muscular strength and tone, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance.

HPE107 - High/Low Aerobic Dance Credits: 1
A direct program of physical exercise and conditioning to improve and/or maintain physical exercise through simple choreographed dance moves intended to increase heart rate.

HPE108 - Cardio-Kickboxing Credits: 3
This course will consist of a directed program of physical exercise combining aerobics, kickboxing, dance and other components of fitness trainging into one synergistic workout.

HPE110 - Basketball Credits: 1
The purpose of this class is to provide students with a general knowledge and skill level of the game of basketball. As a result of the class, the student will improve their general physical fitness and skill performance. Principles, techniques, safe practices and strategies of basketball will be taught throughout the class. Sportsmanship and enjoyment of the game will be emphasized.

HPE111 - Bowling Credits: 1
For the beginner as well as the advanced bowler; provides instruction in all aspects of bowling including history, bowling techniques, scoring and league play.

HPE113 - Badminton & Golf Credits: 1
(Badminton) Fundamentals, drills, court strategy, team play and rules. (Golf) Basic skills for the beginning golfer; all equipment is supplied.

HPE115 - Active Living Everyday Credits: 1
This course uses a variety of behavior change strategies to help fi t physical activity into your day. It addresses the root causes of physical inactivity and focuses on the skills needed to establish a lifelong habit of physical activity. This course will be offered via distance learning with optional coaching sessions if needed by the student.

HPE118 - Fencing Credits: 1
Basic skills of mobility, offense and defense; judged bouting and match play. Necessary equipment will be provided.

HPE121 - Aerobic Step Training Credits: 1
A direct program of physical exercise and conditioning to improve and/or maintain physical fitness. This course was formerly called Slimnastics.

HPE122 - Fitness for Life - An Individualized Approach Credits: 2
This course is designed to take people from their current level of fitness toward increased cardiovascular endurance, proper weight control, increased strength and flexibility, and the ability to relax. In this course individuals will apply what they learn by writing and engaging in their own personalized programs.

HPE124 - Cardio Sculpt Credits: 1
The course is designed to interweave short, high-intensity total-body anaerobic, aerobic and strengthening segments. This method will keep your heart rate up, even during the strengthening segments. This will allow the student to maximize fat-burning as you build lean muscle. The cardio segments are designed with easy-to-follow choreography and the strengthening intervals maximize efficiency with varied weight levels and multiple-plane motions.

HPE127 - Hatha Yoga I Credits: 1
Hatha Yoga is an ancient practice which concentrates on the physical body. The techniques of Hatha Yoga develop strength, flexibility and balance in the body and mind. It creates inner peace and harmony. This course is an introduction to Hatha Yoga.

HPE128 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology Credits: 3
A survey of the scientific principles and research as applied to exercise physiology and physical fitness. Areas of emphasis will include the muscular system, cardiovascular and pulmonary responses to exercise, measurement of energy, environmental and other influences on performance and the examination of fitness training. The course provides a basis for the study of physical fitness and athletic training.

Prerequisite: (Any One) High School Biology, BIO 101, Permission of Department Chair.

HPE129 - Strength and Conditioning Credits: 1
Application of training principles and the development of safe and effective techniques involved in progressive resistance weight training. Free-weights, resistance machines, and specific strength exercises will be utilized by the student to implement an individualized program for optimal gains in muscular endurance, lean body composition, and motor performance.

HPE130 - Nutrition for Wellness Credits: 2
This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental, introductory nutrition terms, concepts and dietary strategies. The student will learn about nutrients and complete activities related to their own consumption of those nutrients.

HPE131 - Beginning Golf Credits: 1
This course is designed to teach the students the proper fundamentals of golf, to increase the student's skill level and to develop interest in the life-long activity of golf.

HPE132 - Basic Martial Arts Credits: 1
This course is designed to introduce students to the martial arts. This course teaches the basic blocks, punches and counters of the martial arts. This course also offers hand-to-hand, self-defense techniques which may save your life.

HPE136 - Group Stationary Bicycling Credits: 1
This course will introduce students to the cardiovascular activity of bicycling. It will improve the aerobic capacity of students by cycling in an indoor group exercise class. The class will also give the student the skills for riding a bicycle safely and within the laws of the road. Topics to be covered include riding within a target heart rate, flat, hill, and interval riding, lane riding, traffic laws, trail riding, compenents of a bicycle, and basic mechanicial mainteance.

HPE141 - Volleyball Credits: 1
This course will introduce the participant to basic and intermediate volleyball skills and strategies. Topics to be covered will include historical background of volleyball, serving, forearm pass, overhead pass, setting, attacking, defensive and offensive formations and officiating principles.

HPE151 - Planning and Organization for Physical Education Credits: 3
The identification of problems and goals, how goals may be achieved; the problems and practices of family, agency and governmental recreation programs; meeting the needs of modern youth; selection of activities for various age groups in the recreation center and playground situation; advanced planning, promotion, preparation and operation of programs; the development of weekly programs, schedules and special events. (Spring semester only.)

HPE152 - Introduction to Physical Education Credits: 3
Is designed to acquaint the student with the profession. The role of physical education in the educational process. An introduction to the history, philosophy, theory, practice and opportunities for the Physical Educator. (Fall semester only.)

HPE153 - Elementary School Physical Education Credits: 3
Emphasis is on program planning, teaching, techniques, the direction and participation in elementary Physical Education Activities, and the selection of activities that will help satisfy the needs of the elementary school child. Includes practical experience in school gymnasium. (Spring semester only.)

HPE154 - Safety and First Aid Credits: 3
This course is designed to prepare the student to recognize that an emergency exists and to prepare the student to make appropriate decisions regarding first aid care and to act on those decisions. The course will also emphasize the importance of a safe and healthy lifestyle. Students will have the option of American Red Cross certification in adult, infant, child CPR, Responding to Emergencies First Aid, and/ or Automated External Defibrillation.

HPE155 - Personal Health Credits: 3
A study of the meaning and significance of physical; mental and social health as related to the individual and to society stressing the national and personal problems of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, communicable and non-communicable diseases; sexual maturity, and marriage reproduction. (On-campus Fall semester only each semester.)

HPE165 - Physical Education for Young Children Credits: 1
This course will prepare the student to teach basic movement patterns, fitness activities and movement games to young children in a school setting. Using a "hands on" approach, its focus will be on the development of skills and strategies that allow a teacher to promote lifelong, enjoyable and beneficial involvement in physical activity for young children.

HPE201 - Personal Training I - Fitness Assessment and Fitness Equipment Credits: 2
This course will cover fitness goals and workouts, cardiovascular training equipment, free weight and fixed weight strength training equipment, basic American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) Personal Fitness Trainer testing protocols including circumference measurements, skinfolds, and fitness evaluations and interpretation of charts in the classroom and LCCC Fitness Center. At the completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to test for certification as a Personal Trainer through the IFPA organization, through written and practical examination (separate fee of $200).

HPE207 - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) Credits: 1
This Course is designed to prepare the untrained student in the procedures needed to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) based upon the National Standards approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

HPE220 - Voices in Sport and Society Credits: 3
This course is designed to be a virtual summit conference on sports and society. Each lesson includes a videotape program, a chapter from a textbook and student guide, and an optional website component. The videotape programs are designed to create interest in the lesson topics and include the best of 60 hours of panel discussions and interviews with notable sports figures. This course will explore relationship between sport and the world in which it exists.

HPE230 - Badminton Credits: 1
This course is designed to teach each individual the skills and techniques that are required to play and enjoy playing badminton.

HPE231 - Advanced Bowling Credits: 1
To develop a greater skill and technique, knowledge and appreciation of the activity. Etiquette on the lanes and full understanding of competitive league play is taught.

HPE244 - Coaching of Sport Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to allow the student to develop his or her own philosophy of coaching and to develop the skills necessary to be an efficient ethical teacher of young and old athletes. Topics of discussion will include coaching qualities, roles of the coach, the needs of various age groups, sports psychology, ethical considerations and scenarios, teaching skills, community involvement etc. The course will provide comprehensive insight to the job of coaching. (Spring semester only.)

HPE246 - Officiating of Sport Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide special direction for physical education and recreation sports major students and prospective coaches. The course is also a guide for supervisors of school sports, community recreation programs, and individuals preparing to enter the sports officiating field. This course provides the opportunity to become PIAA certified in sports officiating upon successful completion of the state exam.

HPE247 - Fitness and Wellness Credits: 1
This is a one hour lecture course designed to familiarize the student with the various aspects that make up their total fitness. Ex.: 1.) Cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility. 2.) Stress reduction. 3.) Weight control through proper nutrition and exercise. 4.) Health Affects of Alcohol and Tobacco.

HPE248 - Human Sexuality Credits: 3
This course has been designed to present all aspects of sexuality, emphasizing that we are all sexual beings and that sexuality should be viewed in its totality - biological, spiritual, psychological and social-cultural dimensions.

HPE249 - Conditioning and Weight Training for Women Credits: 1
HPE 249 emphasis is on the design and implementation of individualized weight training programs to meet the specific muscular and cardiovascular fitness needs and interests of women.

HPE263 - Introduction to Nutrition Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce the student to college level, scientific principles of nutrition. It will focus on the major nutrients found in food including characteristics, functions and metabolism; interrelationships of nutrients; effects of inadequate and excessive intake; principles of energy metabolism; and current challenges in the field. The course will build on basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, chemistry and math concepts. The nutrition principles will be applied to student's dietary pattern via a semester long project.

HPEFLS - Fitness Lifestyles Credits: 0
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the various aspects that make up a total fitness program utilizing the college fitness center. The course will not apply towards graduation and will not be limited to the current repeat policy for credit courses. A grade of Pass/Fail will be awarded for tracking purposes so that individuals using the Fitness center can be informed of policies and procedures.