Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER)

The Associate of Science (AS) in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) will enable students to focus studies on health related issues and interests. The program is designed to introduce students to conduct one on one, or group, fitness training from a coaching perspective. The importance of gaining a public health perspective is also emphasized regarding the need for increased physical activity, healthy eating habits, and healthy lifestyles.
American Indians (AI) when compared with their national counterparts continue to experience health disparities such as lower life expectancy and higher chronic disease rates. AI populations are recognizing the critical impact that smoking cessation, diminished alcohol use, healthy eating, and increased physical activity, can have on decreasing or delaying chronic disease among their nations. The AS in HPER provides a sound educational foundation for those interesting in coaching, personal training, or transfer to a four year program.

Program Outcomes:

• Student will apply common coaching practices.
• Student will apply common coaching principles.
• Student will develop a personal philosophy of coaching techniques.
• Student will demonstrate basic principles of physical education.
• Student will analyze current practices in recreational sport settings.

Faculty

The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation faculty are professional who have been employed in private and public sectors of education and business. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for lifelong learning.

Herb Hofer

Herb Hofer, Ph.D
Athletic Director
701-766-2373
herb.hofer@littlehoop.edu

 

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
ENGL 110 College Composition I FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL 120 College Composition II* FA,SP,SU
3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP
3
ENGL 161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:ARTS  
3
  ND:HUMANITIES  
3
  ND:SS  
3
  ND:SS  
3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
MATH 103 College Algebra** FA,SP,SU
3
DS 110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy, & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:LABSC  
4
HPER101-104 Physical Education Activity   1
HPER 217 Personal & Community Health FA,SP
2
  TOTAL  
41
     
  *Prerequisite of ENGL 110 (College Composition I)  
  **Prerequisite of MATH 102 (Intermediate Algebra) or Appropriate Placement Test  
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation  
     

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name Offered Credits
BIOL 220/L Anatomy & Physiology I FA
4
BIOL 221/L Anatomy & Physiology II SP
4
HPER 101 Cardio FA,SP,SU
1
HPER 102 Basketball FA 1
HPER 103 Volleyball FA 1
HPER 104 Weightlifting FA,SP,SU 1
HPER 180 Introduction & Foundations of Physical Education  
3
HPER 187 Introduction & Foundations of Recreational Sports  
3
HPER 230 Introduction to Coaching/Field Experience  
3
HPER 241 Theory of Coaching  
3
  Program Electives (choose from below)  
3
  TOTAL  
27

 

Program Electives

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
HPER 172 Community & Public Health  
3
HPER 210 First Aid/CPR  
1
HPER 299 Special Topics IND
1-3

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....67

Health, Physical Education & Recreation Course Descriptions