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Dr. Jay Lee, Department Chair
Wilson Physical Education Complex, Room 233
505-426-2195 Fax: 505-454-3001
E-Mail: jaylee@nmhu.edu



Mission of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences

The mission of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences is to improve the quality of life related to the many aspects of human movement. We concentrate on a full spectrum of human potential, from young to old, fit to unfit, recreational to higher athletic, healthy to diseased, and able-bodied to disabled. Our programs are related to the study of exercise physiology, health, teaching, athletic injuries, recreation, sports administration, and coaching.

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Faculty

  • William Hayward, Ph.D. (Exercise Science)
  • Kathy Jenkins, Ph.D. (Exercise Science)
  • Yongseek Kim, Ph.D. (Recreation and Sport Management)
  • Jay Lee, Ph.D. (Exercise Science)
  • Joe Schmalfeldt, Ph.D. (Physical Education)

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Resources and Facilities

Two undergraduate majors are available in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences: human performance and sport (HPS) and health. The HPS major offers a choice of three concentration areas: exercise science, physical education and recreation and sport management. Additionally, three minors are available: HPS, health, and coaching. There are also three concentrations in health: health education, health promotion and wellness, and pre-professional allied health. Additionally, four minors are available: HPS, health, coaching and recreation.

The department offers courses for the community as well as for University personnel. The New Mexico Highlands University Wellness Program (HU-Wellness) provides a variety of health promotion activities including classes, consultations, seminars and workshops. Fitness and health assessments with consultation and exercise prescriptions are available to employees, students, and community members. The Cardiovascular Health Enhancement and Exercise Rehabilitation (CHEER) Program provides supervised exercise classes for patients with heart disease.

In addition, the ESS department cooperates with other academic areas within the University by providing opportunities for students to take a variety of academic classes. There are numerous activity classes for students, faculty, and community members to take, such as skiing, swimming, golf, fitness activity, racquetball, and weight lifting. As part of their core requirements, students have an opportunity to take at least two physical education courses or the Fit for Life class (wellness course). The Fit for Life course is a prerequisite for all ESS majors.

The career choices for students receiving a major in the ESS are numerous: activity director/instructor, aquatic manager, adapted physical education instructor, athletic director, athletic trainer, personal fitness trainer, cardiac rehabilitation specialist, community health consultant, corporate wellness director, employee wellness consultant, health promotion and wellness leader/director, exercise laboratory technician, physical education teacher, health education teacher, recreation director, senior citizen recreation director, therapeutic recreation specialist, travel and tourism director, and many more.

The John A. Wilson Physical Education Complex is the pride of the program. The building offers modern facilities for physical and health education instruction and student and faculty research, as well as complete facilities for athletic training. The HU Wellness Program and Exercise Science Laboratory enable students to obtain practical experience in fitness testing and exercise programming.

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Major in Human Performance and Sport (BA)

The HPS physical education concentration and HPS minor prepare elementary and secondary physical education teachers. This area offers a broad technical foundation in scientific principles and relevant technology, including kinesiology, exercise physiology, sports techniques, and pedagogical methodology. Students in the HPS physical education concentration should minor in secondary education in order to obtain the K-12 teaching licensure in New Mexico.

The HPS exercise science concentration is designed to prepare students who wish to become personal trainers and/or work in the area of corporate fitness. This concentration offers a more scientifically focused curriculum, including kinesiology, exercise physiology, fitness program design, and fitness and wellness program leadership. Students in this concentration are encouraged to minor in either health or business.
The HPS recreational sport management concentration is designed to prepare students in sport industry including amateur sports (youth and high school sports, collegiate sports, and international sports) and professional sports, sport facility management, management, sporting goods and licensed products, health and fitness, and recreational sport, but the other industries which are marketing their products/services through sport. Students receive training in marketing their products or services through sport, for possible employment in other industries. No minor is required for students completing this concentration.

Prerequisite:
PHED 1610 Fit for Life (2)*
*Satisfies two credit hours of University extended core requirement.
Required Courses: 9 credit hours
EXSC 3700 Kinesiology (3)
EXSC 3760 Exercise Physiology (3)
EXSC 4100 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Ed (3)
Students must also choose an area of concentration and complete all courses in the concentration area.

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A. Concentration in Exercise Science

Required courses: 27 credit hours
HLED 2160 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3)
HLED 1115 American Heart Association CPR (3)
EXSC 4050 Body Composition (3)
EXSC 4210 Designs for Fitness (3)
EXSC 4280 Nutrition and Support in Sport (3)
EXSC 4720 Biomechanics of Sport (3)
EXSC 4760 Stress Testing (3)
EXSC 4890 Fitness/Wellness Program Leadership (3)
EXSC 4300 ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Review (3)
OR
EXSC 4320 NSCA Strength Coach Review (3)

Major Total: 36 credit hours
Core Requirements: 21 credit hours
Flex Requirements: 10 credit hours
Extended Requirements: 8 credit hours
Proficiency Requirements: 11-17 credit hours

General Electives to 120 (if needed): 8-14 credit hours
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

 

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B. Concentration in Physical Education

Required courses: 21 credit hours
SPED 2110 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities (3)
HLED 1115 American Heart Association CPR (3)
EXSC 3500 Methods of Teaching HPE (3)
EXSC 3870 PE for Elementary Teachers (3)
EXSC 4020 Motor Learning (3)
EXSC 4680 PE for Special Populations (3)
EXSC 4950 Capstone/Senior Seminar (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours (choose three)
HLED 1140 Water Safety Instruction (2)
EXSC 2061 Techniques of Team Sports (2)
EXSC 2063 Techniques of Individual Sports (2)
EXSC 2065 Techniques of Innovative Sports (2)

Major Total: 36 credit hours
Core Requirements: 21 credit hours
Flex Requirements: 10 credit hours
Extended Requirements: 8 credit hours
Proficiency Requirements: 11-17 credit hours
General Electives to 120 (if needed):  8-14 credit hours
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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C. Concentration in Recreation and Sport Management

Required courses: 36 credit hours
EXSC 2300 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
EXSC 3150 Introduction to Golf Course Management (3)
EXSC 4090 Economics and Finance in Sport (3)
EXSC 4120 Public Relations in Sport (3)
EXSC 4610 Sport Market and Promotion (3)
EXSC 4650 Plan Areas and Facilities (3)
ECON 2120 Microeconomics Principles (3)
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I (3)
MKTG 2110 Principles of Marketing (3)
MGMT 2110 Principles of Management (3)
BFIN 3410 Principles of Financial Management (3)
BLAW 2110 Business Law I (3)

Electives: 15 credit hours
In exercise and sport science, choose six credits from the following:
HLED 1115 American Heart Association CPR (3)
EXSC 4160 Aquatic Management (3)
EXSC 4210 Designs for Fitness (3)
In the School of Business, Media and Technology, choose nine credits of electives in consultation with a business adviser.

Major Total: 60 credit hours
Core Requirements: 21 credit hours
Flex Requirements: 10 credit hours
Extended Requirements: 8 credit hours
Proficiency Requirements: 11-17 credit hours
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Total for degree: 130-136 credit hours*

*A minor is required.  The number of proficiency credit requirements will vary based on student placement scores. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

 

 

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Major in Health (BA)

The health major has four tracks. The health education track is designed to prepare the health science teacher. The health promotion and wellness track is designed to prepare students interested in health careers with commercial, corporate, community, or government health/fitness/wellness programs. The pre-professional health track is designed to prepare students for professional school in allopathic, osteopathic, chiropractic, podiatric, naturopathic, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, or similar health related areas. The HPS pre-professional concentration is designed to teach students the competencies for national certification as an athletic trainer (ATC). All tracks prepare the student for advanced training in graduate school.

Student must take:
MATH 1215, MATH 1220, MATH 1250, or the equivalent of algebra and trigonometry in high school and PHED 1610 (Fit for Life) to qualify for the major in health.

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Concentration in Health Education

Biological Perspectives (BIOL 1100) should be taken as part of the student’s science requirement. Students who intend to teach health in the public schools must consult with an adviser in the School of Education for licensure requirements.

Required courses: 38 credit hours
PHED 1610 Fitness for Life (2) (Applies to Extended Core)
HLED 151 Personal Health and Wellness (3)
HLED 2160 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3)
HLED 3800 Human Diseases (3)
HLED 3820 Health Problems in Schools (3)
HLED 4150 Health, Culture, and Diversity (3)
EXSC 4740 Stress Management (3)
HLED 1115 American Heart Association CPR (3)
EXSC 3500 Methods of Teaching HPE (3)
EXSC 4100 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Ed (3)
HLED 4720 Health Promotion (3)
HLED 3520 Health and Sex Ed (3)
OR
PSYC 4220 Human Sexuality (3)
AND
HLED 3530 Health and Drug Education (3)
OR
PSYC 4080 Drugs and Behavior (3)

Major Total: 38 credit hours
Core Requirements: 21 credit hours
Flex Requirements: 10 credit hours
Extended Requirements: 8 credit hours
Proficiency Requirements: 11-17 credit hours
General Electives to 120 (if needed): 6-12 credit hours
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. The number of proficiency credits requirements will vary based on student placement scores. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration Health Promotion and Wellness

Biological Perspectives (BIOL 1100) should be taken as part of the student’s science requirement.

Required courses: 38 credit hours
PHED 1610 Fitness for Life (2) (Applies to Extended Core)
HLED 1051 Personal Health and Wellness (3)
HLED 2160 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3)
HLED 3210 Foundations of Community Health (3)
HLED 3520 Health and Sex Education (3)
HLED 3800 Human Diseases (3)
HLED 4150 Health, Culture, and Diversity (3)
HLED 4210 Epidemiology (3)
HLED 4690 Public Health and Wellness (3)
HLED 4720 Health Promotion (3)
HLED 4740 Stress Management (3)
EXSC 4890 Fitness/Wellness Progressive Leadership (3)
SOCI 3300 Research Methods in Social Relationships (3)

Major Total: 38 credit hours
Core Requirements: 21 credit hours
Flex Requirements: 10 credit hours
Extended Requirements: 8 credit hours
Proficiency Requirements: 11-17 credit hours
General Electives to 120 (if needed): 6-12 credit hours
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. The number of proficiency credit requirements will vary based on student placement scores. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

 

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Concentration Pre-Professional Allied Health

Required courses: 57 credit hours

PHED 1610 Fitness for Life (2) (Applies to Extended Core)
BIOL 2110 Principles of Biology Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 2120 General Biology II (4)
BIOL 3310 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
BIOL 3320 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
CHEM 1215 General Chemistry 1 (3)*
CHEM 1225 General Chemistry 2 (3)*
CHEM 1215L Chemistry Lab 1 (2)*
CHEM 1225 Chemistry Lab 2 (2)*
HLED 1051 Personal Health and Wellness (3)
HLED 2160 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3)
HLED 4020 US-Mexico Border Health Issues (3)
EXSC 3700 Kinesiology (3)
EXSC 3760 Exercise Physiology (3)
HLED 3810 Injury Assessment and Management (3)
PHYS 1230 Algebra-based Physics 1 (4)*
PHYS 1240 Algebra-based Physics 2 (4)*
PSYC 3240 Abnormal Psychology (3)
OR
PSYC 3400 Developmental Psychology (3)
*This block of coursework is required for most pre-professional applicants to physical therapy schools. Other professional schools may require less laboratory preparation, in which case electives may be taken instead to structure a program according to individual needs and goals. This curriculum is not designed to prepare students for medical school. Students interested in the Pre-Med Program should contact the biology faculty.

Major Total: 57 credit hours
Core Requirements: 21 credit hours
Flex Requirements: 10 credit hours
Extended Requirements: 8 credit hours
Proficiency Requirements: 11-17 credit hours
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Total for degree: 127-133 credit hours*

*A minor is required. The number of proficiency credit requirements will vary based on student placement scores. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

 

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Minor in Human Performance and Sport

This minor is available to all students.
Prerequisite:
PHED 1610 Fitness for Life (2)
*Satisfies two credit hours of extended core requirement.
Required courses: 21 credit hours
HLED 1115 American Heart Association CPR (3)
EXSC3500 Methods of Technology Health and Physical Ed (3)
EXSC3760 Exercise Physiology (3)
EXSC 4100 Measurement and Evaluation (3)
EXSC 4680 Physical Ed for Special Populations (3)
EXSC 4720 Biomechanics of Sport (3)
EXSC 4950 Capstone/Senior Seminar (3)

Electives: 4 credit hours
Choose two courses from the following:
HLED 1150 Lifeguarding (2)
HLED 1140 Water Safety Instruction (2)
EXSC 2061 Techniques of Team Sports (2)
EXSC 2063 Techniques of Individual Sports (2)
EXSC 2065 Techniques on Innovative Games (2)
Minor Total: 25 credit hours

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Minor in Coaching

This minor is available to students with any major.
Prerequisite:
PHED 1610 Fitness for Life (2)
*Satisfies two credit hours of extended core requirement.

Required courses: 24 credit hours
HLED 2160 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3)
HLED 1115 American Heart Association CPR (3)
EXSC 3760 Exercise Physiology (3)
EXSC 3810 Injury Assessment and Management (3)
EXSC 4080 Principles, Ethics, and Problems of Athletic Coaching (3)
EXSC 4210 Designs for Fitness (3)
EXSC 4280 Nutrition and Supplements for Sports (3)
EXSC 4780 Psychology of Coaching (3)

Electives: 4 credit hours
Choose two courses from the following:
EXSC 3650 Coaching/Officiating Baseball/Softball (2)
EXSC 3660 Coaching/Officiating Basketball (2)
EXSC 3670 Coaching/Officiating Football (2)
EXSC 3680 Coaching/Officiating Volleyball (2)
EXSC 3690 Coaching/Officiating Track and Field (2)
Minor Total: 28 credit hours

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Minor in Recreation

Prerequisite:
PHED 1610 Fitness for Life (2)
*Satisfies two credit hours of extended core requirement.

Required courses: 24 credit hours
HLED 1115 American Heart Association CPR (3)
EXSC 2300 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
EXSC 3150Introduction to Golf Course Management (3)
EXSC 4090 Economics and Finance in Sport (3)
EXSC4120 Public Relations in Sport (3)
EXSC 4160 Aquatics Management (3)
EXSC 4610 Sport Marketing and Promotion (3)
EXSC 4650 Planning Areas and Facilities (3)
Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in Health

The health minor is designed for students wishing to study information related to the various aspects of health.

Prerequisite:
PHED 1610 Fitness for Life (2)
*Satisfies two credit hours of extended core requirement.

Required courses: 24 credit hours
HLED 1051 Personal and Community Health (3)
HLED 2160 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3)
HLED 3800 Human Diseases (3)
HLED 3210 Foundations of Community Health (3)
HLED 4740 Stress Management (3)
HLED 4720 Health Promotion (3)
HLED 3520 Health and Sex Education (3)
OR
PSYC 4220 Human Sexuality (3)
AND
HLED 3530 Health and Drug Education (3)
OR
PSYC 4080 Drugs and Behavior (3)
Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Course Descriptions

General Physical Education (PHED), Courses in

PHED 1210. Basketball (1); 0, 2 Var
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. Previous NMHU PE 120.

PHED 1230. Individual Sport: Golf (1) Sp
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. Special fee charged. Course meets for extended hours during a half-semester. Previous NMHU PE 133.

PHED 1280. Volleyball (1); 0, 2 Var
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. Previous NMHU PE 124.

PHED 1290. Team Sport: Soccer (1); 0, 2 Var
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. Previous NMHU PE 122.

PHED 1310. Swim I (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Physical education activity course. Previous NMHU PE 101.

PHED 1320. Aqua Fit: Water Aerobics (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. May be offered in separate sections for senior citizens. Previous NMHU PE 117.

PHED 1410. Yoga: Beginning Yoga (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Learn body alignment principles of yoga poses and movements. The yoga poses release tension, quiet mental anxiety, and increase circulation. Yoga increases strength and flexibility both in body and mind. Previous NMHU PE 154.

PHED 1410. Yoga: Yoga II (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
A vigorous practice of fluid yoga movements linked with the breath to create overall health. A more advanced yoga to build up heat in the body to stretch and strengthen the muscles.

PHED 1460. Conditioning: Exercise (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. May be offered in separate sections for men and women. Previous NMHU PE 114.

PHED 1510. Training: Weight (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. May be offered in separate sections for men and women. Previous NMHU PE 113.

PHED 1610. Fitness for Life (2); Fa, Sp, Su
An introduction to current physical activity guidelines emphasizing activities that improve the five health-related components of fitness. Current principles and guidelines of fitness and nutrition are used as the foundation for designing an individualized exercise program. Fit for Life is a prerequisite for all students who plan to major in HPLS. A special lab fee is assessed. Previous NMHU PE 100.

PHED 1620. Fitness: Wellness Program (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. This course allows participants to utilize the NMHU Wellness Program during its normal operating hours. Additionally, students may use the Wilson Complex and the swimming pool. Previous NMHU PE 160.

PHED 1710. Martial Arts: Self Defense (1); 0, 2 Var
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. Previous NMHU PE 112.

PHED 1830. Walk-Jog for Fitness (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Walking or jogging as a lifetime fitness exercise. Previous NMHU PE 119.

PHED 1910. Outdoor Experience: Beginning Skiing (1); 0, 2 Sp
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Physical education activity course. Special fee charged. Course meets for extended hours during a half-semester. Previous NMHU PE 147.

PHED 1996. Topics in PE (1)
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation. Topic or topics in an activity course. May be repeated with change of content. Previous NMHU PE 135.

PHED 2310. Swim II (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Individual sections vary based on topic content; “audience”; type or level of participation.

PHED 1003. Advanced Swimming (1); Var
This course is designed to polish strokes students already know so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. It is also an opportunity to learn the advanced strokes which are mostly taught to swimming instructors.

PHED 1018. Lifetime Fitness for Senior Citizens (1-2 VC); 0, 4
Nonmedical supervision of physical activity and fitness/wellness information specifically designed for senior citizens (over 50 years of age). Seniors must have a physician’s clearance prior to admission. This is an HU-Wellness Program activity.

PHED 1023. Softball (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course.

PHED 1042. Cross-Country Skiing (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course. Special fee charged. Course meets for extended hours during a half-semester.

PHED 1044. Fitness Activity (1-2 VC); 0, 4 Var
Nonmedical supervision of physical activity and fitness/wellness information exclusively for University employees. An HU-Wellness Program activity.

PHED 1050. Cardiovascular Exercise Therapy (1-3 VC); 0, 2-4
Supervised exercise for patients enrolled in the Cardiovascular Health Enhancement and Exercise Rehabilitation (CHEER) Program. Prerequisite: Physician referral.

PHED 1053. Step Aerobics (1); Var
Motivational course in which the healthy student, through active participation, will develop knowledge and skills sufficiently adequate to provide enjoyment for this cardiovascular and respiratory activity.

PHED 1061. Intramurals (1); 0, 2 Var
This course allows community members to participate in the Intramurals Program at NMHU. Participants may compete in the Intramurals Program for the semester they are registered.

Health Education (HLED), Courses in

HLED 1051. Personal and Community Health (3); Fa, Sp, Su
This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of Personal Health and Wellness. Students will be introduced to the essentials of personal health including nutrition, fitness, and healthy relationships, STD’s, complementary and alternative medicines, stress management and the meaning of wellness as it applies to prevention of chronic disease for overall health.

HLED 1115. American Heart Association CPR (3); Fa, Sp, Su
The gross anatomy and physiology of the heart, electrical pathway, and respiratory system are discussed in preparation for CPR. Includes primary assessment and evaluation of ABCs. Successful completion of this course will result in American Heart Association CPR certification.
Previous NMHU HPS 223.

HLED 1350 – 4350. Selected Topic in Health Education (3)
Course in topic or topics in health. May be repeated with change of content. Previous NMHU HLTH 235-435.

HLED 1140. Water Safety Instruction (2); 0, 4 Sp
Will train students in the Water Safety Instruction program of the American Red Cross (ARC). Students will gain knowledge in teaching people how to be safe in, on or around water and teaching individuals of different ages and abilities how to swim. At the successful completion of the required skills test and written exam, students will receive and ARC Water Safety Instruction certificate.
Previous NMHU HPS 227.

HLED 1150. Lifeguarding (2); Fa, Sp
Provides knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. At the successful completion of the required skills and written exams, students will receive an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Certification, which includes certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED. Prerequisite: Student must pass ARC mandated swim pre-tests and must be at least 15 years old on or before final scheduled session of this course.
Previous NMHU HPS 225.

HLED 2160. Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3); Sp
Nutrition strategy for optimal health, including disease prevention and human performance. Topics include selecting healthy foods, nutrient metabolism, energy use, ergogenic aids, herbal supplements, and holistic health science philosophy.
Previous NMHU HLTH 213.

HLED 2340 – 4340. Practicum (1-4 VC)
Hands-on experience of various intensity and time in Health Education. Previous NMHU HPS 234-434.

HLED 2900 – 4900. Independent Study (1-4 VC)
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Previous NMHU HLED 290-490.

HLED 3110. Foundation of Community Health (3); Sp
Introduction and overview of the philosophical and practical foundations of public and community health, including expectations of the profession. Topics include historical survey, service organization, epidemiology, societal behavior, life-span health promotion, government administration, recreation, disease control, environmental protection, information resources, and new job opportunities developing in the health profession. Prerequisite: HLED 1051 or the equivalent. Previous NMHU HLTH 311.

HLED 3210. Health and Sex (3); Var
Healthy sexuality and sexual abuse prevention strategies for student teachers. Health promotion, wellness, self-responsibility, and lifestyle choices and consequences are emphasized in techniques of early intervention and preventive techniques for school children. Prerequisite: HLED 1051 or equivalent. Previous NMHU HLTH 321.

HLED 3530. Health and Drug Education (3); Sp
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention concepts and strategies for student teachers. Health promotion, wellness, self-responsibility, and lifestyle choices and consequences are emphasized in techniques of early intervention and preventive techniques for school children. Prerequisite: HLTH 151 or the equivalent. Previous NMHU HLTH 353.

HLED 3800. Human Diseases (3); 3, 0 Fa
A survey of various diseases commonly occurring in the U.S. Focus is provided for both infectious diseases and noninfectious diseases. Instruction in hemorrhagic viruses such as Ebola and hantavirus, is introduced along with other such emerging disease. Childhood diseases, acute and chronic diseases, and those that are pathogen caused are also presented. Control, treatment, and prevention strategies are presented. Previous NMHU HLTH 380.

HLED 3820. Health Problems in Schools (3); Sp
This course is designed to introduce the student to various problems and issues related to student and school health. Communicable and non-communicable diseases, mental health, and teen pregnancy will be covered in addition to legal and ethical implications of health in schools. Coordinated School Health Programs will also be discussed along with other associated public, community, private and government health agencies that work to address issues of school health. Previous NMHU HLTH 382.

HLED 4020. U.S.-Mexico Border Health Issues (3); 3, 0 Sp
A problem-based approach to case study analysis designed to instill a broader appreciation of health issues and multidisciplinary collaboration to solve complex social issues. Instruction and research reflects upon the physical, mental, emotional, social, judicial, psychological, racial, cultural, financial, spiritual, occupational, and international concerns of those living along the United States-Mexico border. Attention is given to the broader ramifications of such issues for all United States citizenry. No previous background in health or any specific discipline is required. Previous NMHU HLTH 402.

HLED 4150. Health, Culture and Diversity (3); Fa
This course examines what is meant by culture, the ways in which culture intersects with health issues, how public health efforts can benefit by understanding and working with cultural processes, and an overview of conceptual tools and research methods that are useful in identifying relationships between culture and health. Prerequisite: Junior classification or instructor permission. Previous NMHU HLTH 415.

HLED 4210. Epidemiology (3); Sp
Epidemiology is the science behind public health statistics. Epidemiological concepts and skills involving interpretation and use of health-related data in populations or groups are studied. The course enables the understanding of causes and transmission of disease, tracking community health problems, and identifying trends related to public health problems. Critical judgment in assessing health related data is developed. Prerequisite: HLED 321 or the equivalent. Previous NMHU HLTH 421.

HLED 4690. Public Health and Wellness (3); Fa
This course includes advanced public health concepts and development of critical thinking about the role of public health in the community. With interactive discussions, the course reviews community health promotion objectives and epidemiologically derived statistical information. Comprehensive focus is on three major areas: community health promotion, environmental health promotion, and health resources and services. Prerequisite: HLED 3210 or the equivalent. Previous NMHU HLTH 469.

HLED 4740. Stress Management (3); Sp
This course includes an overview of the body of literature available on the topic of stress and the techniques required to manage stress effectively. With interactive discussions, the course reviews health promotion objectives as they relate to stress. Course modules include the nature of stress, the mind and soul, coping strategies, and relaxation techniques. Comprehensive focus in on strategies designed to help one cope with the stressors of life. Prerequisites: HLED 1051, junior classification and instructor permission. Previous NMHU HLTH 474.

Courses in Exercise and Sport (EXSC):

EXSC 2024. Emergency Medical Training (EMT) (6); Var
This course is for students to understand the theory of emergency care and first aid and to be able to demonstrate the skills needed to give emergency care. This course is designed specifically for ambulance personnel who have access to specialized vehicles. The course content trains ambulance attendants to recognize and stabilize patients with life-threatening emergencies at the scene and in transport, utilizing the specialized items of equipment. Ambulance attendants, fire fighters, police officers, and search and rescue personnel would benefit from this class. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive certificates from New Mexico Highlands University, the Emergency Medical Service Academy, and the School of Medicine at The University of New Mexico.

EXSC 2061. Techniques of Team Sports (2); 1, 2 Fa
This course prepares teachers to be able to give movement prescription regarding team skills activities. The team skill activities include: dribbling, ball handling, use of implements, catching, throwing, passing manipulation, kicking, striking, dodging and chasing. Class experiences will include analyzing movement and performance techniques including the use of specific performance feedback, and applications to team sport activities.

EXSC 2063. Techniques of Individual Sports (2); 1, 2; Fa
This course prepares teachers to be able to give movement prescription regarding individual sports activities, such as racquet sports, golf, and others. Instruction in the techniques inherent to each individual sport will be presented. Class experiences will include analyzing movement and performance techniques, including the use of specific performance feedback, and applications to individual sport activities.

EXSC 2065. Techniques of Innovative Games and Activities (2); 1, 2 Sp
This course is designed to prepare teachers to be able to give movement prescription regarding innovative games and activities, such as ultimate, disc golf, flicker-ball, and team handball. Instruction in the techniques inherent to innovative games and activities will be presented. Class experiences will include analyzing movement and performance techniques including the use of specific performance feedback, and applications to regarding innovative games and activities.

EXSC 2300. Intro to Sport Management (3); 3, 0 Sp
This course introduces the foundations of sport management, skills and competencies required of sport managers in various sport or sport-related organizations, including strategic management planning process, human resources management, financial management, sport marketing, facility and event management in amateur and professional industry.

EXSC 3500. Methods of Teaching Health Physical Education (3); Fa
A comprehensive course in health education and in physical education methods and curriculum. Practical skills include curriculum construction, writing behavioral objectives, writing lesson plans, and carrying out effective health instruction and effective physical education instruction, such as use of methods, materials, resources, and evaluation techniques. Much class time is spent in hands-on planning and teaching of lessons. Students will develop a health promotion or wellness philosophy and practical skills for teaching health science. Micro-teaching in both health education and in physical education is a requirement in the course. Prerequisite: HLED 1051, EXSC 2061, 2063, and 2065 or the equivalent. Previous NMHU HPS 350.

EXSC 3650. Coaching/Officiating Baseball/Softball (2); Fa
Philosophy, strategy, leadership, team, and practice organization and coaching methods for baseball/softball are covered. It also includes lecture and laboratory experience in the rules and mechanics of officiating baseball/softball. This course prepares students for the New Mexico Activities Association Officials’ Examination. Previous HPS 365.

EXSC 3660. Coaching/Officiating Basketball (2); Fa
Strategy, leadership, team organization, and coaching methods for basketball, with lecture and laboratory experience in the rules and mechanics of officiating basketball. Previous NMHU HPS 366.

EXSC 3670. Coaching/Officiating Football (2); Sp
Development of knowledge regarding offensive football, defensive football, and the kicking game for coaching football. Special phases, such as scouting, film work, organization, coaching assignment, and public relations, are introduced. The course prepares students for the New Mexico Activities Association Officials’ Examination. Previous NMHU HPS 367.

EXSC 3680. Coaching/Officiating Volleyball (2); Sp
Coaching and officiating techniques in the sport of volleyball, including strategy, leadership, team organization, and budgeting. Previous NMHU HPS 368.

EXSC 3690. Coaching/Officiating Track and Field (2); Fa
Strategy, leadership, team organization, budgeting, and methods of coaching and officiating track and field. Previous NMHU HPS 369.

EXSC 37000. Kinesiology (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
An examination of body structure as it relates to human movement, with particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and the biomechanics that govern movement. Previous NMHU HPS 370.

EXSC 3760. Exercise Physiology (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
Physiological basis of exercise and fitness, including muscle strength, cardiorespiratory endurance, environmental factors affecting performance, and conditioning programs. Prerequisite: EXSC 37000. Previous NMHU HPS 376.

EXSC 3870. Physical Education for Elementary Teachers (3); Sp
Preparation for teaching physical education activities to elementary school children. Methods and materials are presented. Previous NMHU HPS 387.

EXSC 3810. Injury Assessment and Management (3); Sp
Recognition techniques and guidelines for initial care of common athletic injuries and prevention of injuries through conditioning, flexibility, equipment fitting, and taping techniques. Previous NMHU HPS 381.

EXSC 4020. Motor Learning (3); Fa
Information will be presented on motor learning with an emphasis on the learning process, the individual learner, and the task and instructional procedures that may be employed by those working in a movement setting of any kind. Previous NMHU HPS 402.

EXSC 4050. Body Composition (3); 3, 2 Fa
Theory and practice of body composition assessment and weight management programs are presented. Laboratories will include skinfolds, bio-impedance, and hydrostatic weighing techniques. Previous NMHU HPS 405.

EXSC 4080. Principles, Ethics, and Problems of Athletic Coaching (3); Sp
Seminar approach to nontechnical, off-field aspects of athletic coaching, including education implications, equipment, financing, liability, and coach-athlete rapport. Prerequisite: HPS major/minor, coaching minor, or consent of instructor. Previous NMHU HPS 408.

EXSC 4090. Economics and Finance in Sport (3); 3, 0 Su
This course will explore the principles of financial management and economics of the sport industry. Budgeting practices, fundraising methods, economic impact analyses, methods of financing, and computer applications in financial management will be analyzed in the context of sport. Previous NMHU HPS 409.

EXSC 4100. Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (3); Fa, Sp
Measurement and evaluation principles and techniques applied to the learner and to programs in physical education. Previous NMHU HPS 410.

EXSC 4120. Public Relations in Sport (3); 3, 0 Su
This course provides both theoretical and practical applications of public relations with regard to the sport industry. Specific managerial functions relating to effective communication with various publics will be analyzed, including employee relations, community relations, media relations, customer relations, and image enhancement. Previous NMHU HPS 412.

EXSC 4150. Women in Sport (3); Su
This course discusses the past, present and future of women in sport. Information includes the historical and cultural foundation of women’s sport from ancient to modern times, biomedical considerations specific to women, and the psychosocial dimensions of women’s sport. Previous NMHU HPS 415.

EXSC 4160. Aquatic Management (3); Fa
This course provides guidelines for safe operation and efficient management of swimming pools and other related aquatic facilities. Students will take the Certified Pool Operator certification examination at the end of the course. A score of 70 percent or above certifies the student as a certified pool operator for five years. Previous NMHU HPS 416.

EXSC 4210. Designs for Fitness (3); 3, 0 Sp
This course teaches the fundamentals of writing exercise prescriptions for cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness and for weight management programs. Previous NMHU HPS 421.

EXSC 4280. Nutrition and Supplements for Sports (3); Sp
Various sports supplements used as ergogenic aids will be discussed, in relation to their use, safety, and validity. Previous NMHU HPS 428.

EXSC 4300. ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Review (3); Fa
This course helps prepare students for the certification in health/fitness Instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine. Previous NMHU HPS 430.

EXSC 4320. NSCA Strength Coach Review (3); 3, 0 Sp
The course helps students prepare for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The course will focus on NSCA terminology and training philosophy, helping to integrate the student’s knowledge of personal training, exercise physiology, and kinesiology. Previous NMHU HPS 432.

EXSC 4360. Pediatric Exercise Physiology (3); 3, 0 Fa, Su
The physiological aspects of exercise in children will be discussed. Differences between the physiology of adults and children will be compared to enhance the understanding of this special population. Previous NMHU HPS 436.

EXSC 4380. Physical Activity and Aging (3); 3, 0 Su
The biological aspects of aging and their relationship to physical fitness and assessment are discussed. Previous NMHU HPS 438.

EXSC 4500. Seminar in Human Performance and Sport (1-4 VC)
The course presents seminar investigations in physical education and/or the related areas of health education, recreation, and athletics. Previous NMHU HPS 450.

EXSC 4610. Sport Marketing and Promotion (3); 3, 0 Fa
Course covers elements and salient issues in management of sport marketing and promotion, including segmentation and targeting, marketing mix, and research and analysis. Previous NMHU HPS 461.

EXSC 4650. Planning Areas and Facilities (3); Fa
Planning, financing, and managing physical education and athletic grounds and facilities, health and fitness centers, private and commercial facilities, and campsites for professional personnel. Previous NMHU HPS 465.

EXSC 4680. Physical Education for Special Populations (3); Sp, Su
Investigations of the historical aspects and current issues of providing adapted/special education programs for special populations. The course covers implications of federal legislation, practice in preparing Individual Educations Programs (IEPs), program assessment, planning, and evaluation. Previous NMHU HPS 468.

EXSC 4720. Biomechanics of Sport (3); Sp
An examination of the musculoskeletal system as it relates to human movement. This includes analysis of human movement and sport techniques, using principles of biomechanics. Prerequisite: EXSC 3700. Previous NMHU HPS 472.

EXSC 4760. Stress Testing (3); 2, 2 Fa
Theory and practice of graded exercise testing for analysis of safe functional capacity and for prescription of exercise training programs. Students will learn to read EKGs and monitor blood pressure during testing. Special lab fee. Prerequisites: EXSC 3700 and EXSC 3760. Previous NMHU HPS 476.

EXSC 4780. Psychology of Coaching (3); Sp
A practical survey of sport psychology that is grounded in science. Attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that affect athletic performance and coaching effectiveness are dealt with from the standpoint of description, explanation, and prediction. Students develop the ability to interpret research results. Major topic areas include the psychological needs of athletes and coaches and development of mental skills and control with applied techniques. Previous NMHU HPS 478.

EXSC 4890. Fitness/Wellness Program Leadership (3); Sp
Practical field experience and supportive lecture in the fitness and wellness program management aspects of health promotion. Leadership skills include administration, health education, nutrition strategy, and applied exercise science/technology. Students assist in the operation of the HU-Wellness Program. Students may choose another work site to gain valuable field experience upon approval from the professor. Previous NMHU HLTH 489.

EXSC 4950. Capstone/Senior Seminar Course (3); 3, 0
This course prepares preservice physical education teachers for their student teaching experience. This capstone/seminar course reviews and synthesizes knowledge and experience from previous coursework in the major. Assessment of the student’s knowledge of history, issues, problems, NM physical education standards, technology, portfolio development, and trends will be the focus. A major research project is required. Prerequisite: Senior HPE majors. Previous NMHU HPS 495.

EXSC 4990. Independent Research (1-4 VC)
Individual, directed research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission on instructor. Previous NMHU HPS 4990.

EXSC 3150. Introduction to Golf Management (3); Fa
This course provides students with an understanding of the golf industry and turf management of a golf course. It includes a study of the history of golf and the management, operation and maintenance of clubs, including member-owned, private/corporate-owned, and city/county owned.

EXSC 4240. Sport Psychology (3); Var
The overall objective of this course is to identify and understand important psychological concepts related to sport and exercise psychology and application of these concepts to teaching, coaching, and consulting situations. This class focuses on the application of psychological principles of behavior to individuals and groups involved in physical activity. This course examines the questions of how variables influence individuals’ psychological development and how they affect their participation and performance in physical activity.

Various mental skills (e.g., imagery, goal setting) will be introduced through discussion of pertinent theory and research. This class is specifically designed to help students begin formulating practical strategies for teaching various psychological skills. The application of knowledge grounded in theory and research will be stressed. Cross-listed with PSYC 4240.

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