Health and Human Performance Activities (HHPA) Courses

HHPA 101 Basic Rock Climbing
1 hour. The purpose of this course is to provide basic instruction in rock-climbing techniques. The course will cover belaying, knots, top-roped climbing, rappelling, and basic anchor setup. Students will be exposed to both indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 103 Backpacking
1 hour. Students will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for and enjoy a safe wilderness camping experience. Specific skills include planning and packing for a trip, choosing appropriate equipment and clothing, preparing nutritious foods while in the outdoors, managing risk and appropriately responding in emergencies, reading maps, route finding, using a compass, and using the wilderness responsibly and courteously. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 104 Bicycle Fitness
1 hour. Each student will have the opportunity for a general education of the use of the bicycle as a tool for recreation, fitness, and a general knowledge of the essential aspects of maintenance and repair.

HHPA 106 Badminton
1 hour. This course is designed to give students knowledge and competency in the areas of skill, rules, etiquette, and strategy in badminton.

HHPA 107 Dance Performance
1 hour. This beginning to intermediate Dance Performance class is designed primarily to introduce students to various forms of dance performance, which may include jazz, ballet, hip-hop, theme, etc. Students will view class performances of each group, and participate in individual, group and final class performances. Emphasis will be placed on student-created choreography, identifying correct body alignment, improving posture, balance, rhythm, coordination, timing, flexibility, strength, endurance, and performance.

HHPA 108 Canoeing
1 hour. This course is designed to introduce students to the sport of canoeing and will include instruction designed to assist camping minor students in acquiring the skill and knowledge necessary to conduct teaching sessions in a camp setting. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 109 Ballroom Dance
1 hour. Instruction in basic to intermediate steps and etiquette in ballroom dance including 6 count and 8 count swing, fox-trot, waltz, and tango.

HHPA 112 Fitness Walking
1 hour. Designed to provide students with an introductory experience, which has the potential to develop into a lifelong health/wellness activity. The student will become familiar with the contributions this regular activity can make toward development of improved fitness and a healthier lifestyle. A regular weekly walking routine and understanding of primary physiological and anatomical principles are significant by-products of the course.

HHPA 113 Pickleball
1 hour. This course is designed to give students knowledge and competency in the areas of skill, rules, etiquette, and strategy in the game of pickleball.

HHPA 114 Golf/Racquet Games
1 hour. This course is designed to develop the fundamental skills involved in the game of golf and racquet sports and to understand the rules and etiquette of each so as to prepare students to enjoy these games as lifelong activities.

HHPA 116 Golf
1 hour. Students will learn the basics of the game of golf including proper swing techniques, proper putting strategies, and the appropriate ways to conduct one's self on the golf course. Attention will be given to helping students learn to analyze themselves and to become lifelong students of the game. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 119 Racquetball
1 hour. This course is designed to give students knowledge and competency in the areas of skill, rules, etiquette, and strategy in racquetball.

HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness
2 hours. Students in this course will learn to think critically about their personal health and wellness in the context of Christian commitment. They will learn scientific principles of aerobic conditioning and weight training. Popular lifetime fitness activities will be introduced. Special emphasis will be placed on developing and maintaining lifestyle habits that optimize well-being. (May not be repeated for credit.)

HHPA 122 Survival Techniques
1 hour. At the end of the course the student will be able to justify the need for emergency preparedness; elaborate on the philosophical, psychological, and physiological aspects of survival; demonstrate the basic skills necessary to keeping alive in emergencies; and demonstrate ability to improvise in wilderness survival situations. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 125 Adapted Activities
1 hour. This course is designed for those students who are unable to take regular physical education classes due to the presence of disabilities or illness. Programs are individualized to meet the abilities and needs of those involved. Those who must follow a physician's prescribed program of exercise will be assisted in that program.

HHPA 126 Skiing/Snowboarding
1 hour. This course is designed to improve your skiing or snowboarding. You will learn new skills, improve your fitness, enjoy new challenges on the mountain, and gain a renewed appreciation of God's gifts and creation. Specific objectives depend on your level of expertise and will be explained by your professional ski/snowboard instructor. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 127 Soccer/Floor Hockey
1 hour. This course will use lectures, practice sessions, and tournament play to acquaint students with the fundamental techniques and strategies of floor hockey and soccer. Floor hockey will be played during the first seven weeks of the semester, soccer during the last seven weeks.

HHPA 129 Tennis
1 hour. Instruction in skills, techniques, rules, and strategies in double and singles. Students will recognize the value of tennis as a potential lifetime recreational activity.

HHPA 130 Aquatics
1 hour. This course is intended to introduce the basics of swimming and is appropriate for all ranges of swimming aptitude. This course will teach the five basic swimming strokes along with other aquatic activities and will prepare students who intend to pursue certification as a lifeguard and/or obtain the Water Safety Instructor's certification. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 133 Volleyball
1 hour. The student will be instructed in the fundamental techniques, strategies, drills, and understanding of the game of volleyball.

HHPA 134 Wallyball
1 hour. This course will use lectures, practice sessions, video analysis, and tournament play to acquaint students with the fundamental techniques and strategies of wallyball.

HHPA 136 Weight Training
1 hour. This course is designed to teach the physiological principles and training techniques involved in effective strength training and to apply those principles in a 13-week strength-conditioning program.

HHPA 137 Aerobic-Step Exercise
1 hour. This course is designed primarily to introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of step exercise, to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility, and motor skill performance. Emphasis will be placed upon identifying correct body alignment and postural deviations, proper use of step. jump rope and dynaband/strength equipment, and proper warm-up and cool-down stretches. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 138 Aerobic-Cross Training
1 hour. This course is designed primarily to introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of cross-training exercise and to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility, and motor skill performance. Emphasis will be placed upon identifying correct body alignment and postural deviations, proper use of step, cardio, and strength equipment, and proper warm-up and cool-down stretches. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 139 Advanced Racquetball
1 hour. This class is designed to take students past the beginning level (e.g. HHPA 119/319 Racquetball) in basic skills and help them learn to play at a more skillful and competitive level.

HHPA 140 Self-Defense
1 hour. Twan-Chi means fellowship and is designed to teach students how to rationally respond to any situation in life with confidence, control, and protection. Various techniques of self-defense, as well as how to fall, roll, basic strikes, kicks, pressure points, and submission holds will be taught. Students will learn technique to control fear, anxiety, and their own body when involved in person-to-person contact.

HHPA 145 Intercollegiate Athletics
1 hour. 2 credits toward the physical education general education requirement may be earned in athletics, but no more than 1 hour in any one sport may be counted toward the requirement.

HHPA 301 Basic Rock Climbing
1 hour. The purpose of this course is to provide basic instruction in rock-climbing techniques. The course will cover belaying, knots, top-roped climbing, rappelling, and basic anchor setup. Students will be exposed to both indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 303 Backpacking
1 hour. Students will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for and enjoy a safe wilderness camping experience. Specific skills include planning and packing for a trip, choosing appropriate equipment and clothing, preparing nutritious foods while in the outdoors, managing risk and appropriately responding in emergencies, reading maps, route finding, using a compass, and using the wilderness responsibly and courteously. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 304 Bicycle Fitness
1 hour. Each student will have the opportunity for a general education of the use of the bicycle as a tool for recreation, fitness, and a general knowledge of the essential aspects of maintenance and repair.

HHPA 306 Badminton
1 hour. This course is designed to give students knowledge and competency in the areas of skill, rules, etiquette, and strategy in badminton.

HHPA 307 Dance Performance
1 hour. This beginning to intermediate Dance Performance class is designed primarily to introduce students to various forms of dance performance, which may include jazz, ballet, hip-hop, theme, etc. Students will view class performances of each group, and participate in individual, group and final class performances. Emphasis will be placed on student-created choreography, identifying correct body alignment, improving posture, balance, rhythm, coordination, timing, flexibility, strength, endurance, and performance.

HHPA 308 Canoeing
1 hour. This course is designed to introduce students to the sport of canoeing and will include instruction designed to assist camping minor students in acquiring the skill and knowledge necessary to conduct teaching sessions in a camp setting. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 309 Ballroom Dance
1 hour. Instruction in basic to intermediate steps and etiquette in ballroom dance including 6 count and 8 count swing, fox-trot, waltz, and tango.

HHPA 312 Fitness Walking
1 hour. Designed to provide students with an introductory experience, which has the potential to develop into a lifelong health/wellness activity. The student will become familiar with the contributions this regular activity can make toward development of improved fitness and a healthier lifestyle. A regular weekly walking routine and understanding of primary physiological and anatomical principles are significant by-products of the course.

HHPA 313 Pickleball
1 hour. This course is designed to give students knowledge and competency in the areas of skill, rules, etiquette, and strategy in the game of pickleball.

HHPA 314 Golf/Racquet Games
1 hour. This course is designed to develop the fundamental skills involved in the game of golf and racquet sports and to understand the rules and etiquette of each so as to prepare students to enjoy these games as lifelong activities.

HHPA 316 Golf
1 hour. Students will learn the basics of the game of golf including proper swing techniques, proper putting strategies, and the appropriate ways to conduct one's self on the golf course. Attention will be given to helping students learn to analyze themselves and to become lifelong students of the game. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 319 Racquetball
1 hour. This course is designed to give students knowledge and competency in the areas of skill, rules, etiquette, and strategy in racquetball.

HHPA 322 Survival Techniques
1 hour. At the end of the course the student will be able to justify the need for emergency preparedness; elaborate on the philosophical, psychological, and physiological aspects of survival; demonstrate the basic skills necessary to keeping alive in emergencies; and demonstrate ability to improvise in wilderness survival situations. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 325 Adapted Activities
1 hour. This course is designed for those students who are unable to take regular physical education classes due to the presence of disabilities or illness. Programs are individualized to meet the abilities and needs of those involved. Those who must follow a physician's prescribed program of exercise will be assisted in that program.

HHPA 326 Skiing/Snowboarding
1 hour. This course is designed to improve your skiing or snowboarding. You will learn new skills, improve your fitness, enjoy new challenges on the mountain, and gain a renewed appreciation of God's gifts and creation. Specific objectives depend on your level of expertise and will be explained by your professional ski/snowboard instructor. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 327 Soccer/Floor Hockey
1 hour. This course will use lectures, practice sessions, and tournament play to acquaint students with the fundamental techniques and strategies of floor hockey and soccer. Floor hockey will be played during the first seven weeks of the semester, soccer during the last seven weeks.

HHPA 329 Tennis
1 hour. Instruction in skills, techniques, rules, and strategies in double and singles. Students will recognize the value of tennis as a potential lifetime recreational activity.

HHPA 330 Aquatics
1 hour. This course is intended to introduce the basics of swimming and is appropriate for all ranges of swimming aptitude. This course will teach the five basic swimming strokes along with other aquatic activities and will prepare students who intend to pursue certification as a lifeguard and/or obtain the Water Safety Instructor's certification. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 333 Volleyball
1 hour. The student will be instructed in the fundamental techniques, strategies, drills, and understanding of the game of volleyball.

HHPA 334 Wallyball
1 hour. This course will use lectures, practice sessions, video analysis, and tournament play to acquaint students with the fundamental techniques and strategies of wallyball.

HHPA 336 Weight Training
1 hour. This course is designed to teach the physiological principles and training techniques involved in effective strength training and to apply those principles in a 13-week strength-conditioning program.

HHPA 337 Aerobic-Step Exercise
1 hour. This course is designed primarily to introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of step exercise, to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility, and motor skill performance. Emphasis will be placed upon identifying correct body alignment and postural deviations, proper use of step. jump rope and dynaband/strength equipment, and proper warm-up and cool-down stretches. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 338 Aerobic-Cross Training
1 hour. This course is designed primarily to introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of cross-training exercise and to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility, and motor skill performance. Emphasis will be placed upon identifying correct body alignment and postural deviations, proper use of step, cardio, and strength equipment, and proper warm-up and cool-down stretches. Additional course fee is required.

HHPA 339 Advanced Racquetball
1 hour. This class is designed to take students past the beginning level (e.g. HHPA 119/319 Racquetball) in basic skills and help them learn to play at a more skillful and competitive level.

HHPA 340 Self-Defense
1 hour. Twan-Chi means fellowship and is designed to teach students how to rationally respond to any situation in life with confidence, control, and protection. Various techniques of self-defense, as well as how to fall, roll, basic strikes, kicks, pressure points, and submission holds will be taught. Students will learn technique to control fear, anxiety, and their own body when involved in person-to-person contact.

HHPA 345 Intercollegiate Athletics
1 hour. 2 credits toward the physical education general education requirement may be earned in athletics, but no more than 1 hour in any one sport may be counted toward the requirement.

HHPA 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

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