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General Studies

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Mission - Recreation

The mission of the Chadron State College Recreation program is to meet the educational needs of individuals interested in the broad field of Recreation which includes the disciplines of Sport and Leisure Services, Outdoor Adventure Education, and Fitness and Exercise. The students in Recreation will develop the philosophies, knowledge and skills to become leaders in these disciplines. The program is designed to foster a commitment to providing lifelong recreational opportunities for the general public.

Student Learning Outcomes - Recreation

  • Participate in scholarly activities and services that promote student development by encouraging professional involvement, community service, certification, and lifelong learning.
  • Understand and develop effective leadership styles to successfully enter management positions in the field of recreation.
  • Demonstrate competency in skills needed to design, implement, and administer a variety of programs and activities in the field of Exercise and Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Adventure, Recreation, and Leisure Services.
  • Develop a knowledge base and the skills necessary to participate in lifelong recreational activities.
  • Understand and be able to contribute to the enhancement in the overall quality of life for participants in the field of recreation.
  • Design and outline objectives for the development of a recreation program for their specific field.
  • Gain a basic knowledge regarding legal liability which is necessary to provide a safe and productive environment for participants in the field of recreation.
  • Understand the importance and general principles of proper fiscal management in recreational programs.

Mission - Physical Education

The mission of the Physical Education Teaching Endorsements, within the Health, Physical Education Department is two fold:

  1. To provide high quality education and training, leading to teacher certification in teaching Physical Education.
  2. To provide professional, managerial, and analytical skill development for potential HPER educators.

Student Learning Outcomes - Physical Education

  • Define Physical Education.
  • List the four components of physical fitness.
  • Identify what constitutes a quality physical education program.
  • Align curriculum and lesson plans to the National Association of Sport and Physical Education standards.
  • Recognize processes of motor movement and assess student progress.
  • Construct a quality physical education lesson plan.
    • Components of the lesson plan.
    • Safety precautions
    • Equipment
    • Goals and objectives
    • Extensions and adaptations
  • Adapt the physical education environment for all learners.
  • Administer physical education and fitness tests that evaluate and assess the psychomotor, affective, and cognitive domains.
  • Promote the value of physical education in the community.
  • Integrate other content areas such as math, geography, reading, history, and science into the physical education curriculum.

Mission - Health Education

The main focus of the Chadron State College Health Education Program is to provide an endorsement in Health Education. It is the goal of the department to develop leaders in education who support the academic mission of department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Graduates with a health endorsement will have the knowledge to instruct students and community members to actively practice and promote good health and well-being through education, prevention, and intervention programs designed to enhance ones ability to participate in, and benefit from acquired knowledge and experience gained in regard to living a healthy lifestyle.

Learning Outcomes - Health Education

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the field of health by being able to comprehend concepts related to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to promote health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  • Analyze and describe the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  • Demonstrate the ability to promote goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to promote personal, family and community health.

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Sports and Recreation Management

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies requirements:

Number Course Title Hours
BA 331 Business Communications 3
HPER 102 Riflery/Skeet & Trap Shooting 1
HPER 114 Canoeing/Casting & Angling 2
HPER 203 Orienteering & Backpacking 1
HPER 217* Red Cross Lifeguard Training 1
HPER 220 Theory & Principles of Coaching 2
HPER 221 Camp Counseling 2
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 234 Introduction to Recreation 3
HPER 314* Red Cross Water Safety Instruction 1
HPER 333* Leadership in Recreation 3
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 421* Phil & Psyc Found of Sport 2
HPER 422 Introduction to Adapted PE 3
HPER 436* Outdoor Education 3
HPER 437* Sport Law 3
HPER 440 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER 490a & b Internship 6
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
MIS 332 Decision Support for Managers 3
Electives in Coaching (321, 322, 323, 423, 424, 425, 426)* 6
Total hours 56
*Requires a prerequisite

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Field Endorsement in Health and Physical Education (K-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education Requirements for a Secondary Endorsement.

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 337 Nutrition 3
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & PE 2
HPER 124 & 124L Anatomical Kinesiology & Lab 2
HPER 214

HPER 217*

HPER 314*
Advanced Swimming
or
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
or
Red Cross Water Safety Instruction
1
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 232 & 232L* Phys Kinesiology & Lab 3
HPER 236 Health Topics 3
HPER 312 Apparatus 1
HPER 313 Tumbling 1
HPER 325 Teaching Individual & Dual Sports 2
HPER 326 Motor Skill Learning 2
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
HPER 422 Intro to Adapted PE 3
HPER 427 Elementary Rhythmics 2
HPER 428* Curriculum in Health Education 2
HPER 429 Basic Movement Educ for Children 2
HPER 431 Community & Environmental Health 3
HPER 432 Tests & Measurements in PE 3
HPER 435 Curriculum Planning in PE 3
HPER 439 & 439L* Biomechanics of Sports & Lab 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
Total hours 52
*Requires a Prerequisite

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Subject Endorsement in Physical Education (K-6)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education Requirements, including EDUC 431C Special Methods.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & PE 2
HPER 124 & 124L* Anatomical Kinesiology & Lab 2
HPER 214

HPER 217*

HPER 314*
Advanced Swimming
or
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
or
Red Cross Water Safety Instruction
1
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 232 & 232L* Phys Kinesiology & Lab 3
HPER 313 Tumbling 1
HPER 326 Motor Skill Learning 2
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
HPER 422 Intro to Adapted PE 3
HPER 427 Elementary Rhythmic 2
HPER 429 Basic Movement Educ for Children 2
HPER 432 Test & Measurements in PE 3
HPER 439 & 439L Biomechanics of Sports & Lab 3
Total hours 32
*Requires a Prerequisite

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Subject Endorsement in Physical Education (7-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education Requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & PE 2
HPER 124 & 124L* Anatomical Kinesiology & Lab 2
HPER 214

HPER 217*

HPER 314*
Advanced Swimming
or
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
or
Red Cross Water Safety Inst
1
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 232 & 232L* Phys Kinesiology & Lab 3
HPER 312 Apparatus 1
HPER 313 Tumbling 1
HPER 325 Teaching Individual & Dual Sports 2
HPER 326 Motor Skill Learning 2
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 422 Intro to Adapted PE 3
HPER 427 Elementary Rhythmics 2
HPER 432 Tests & Measurements in PE 3
HPER 435 Curriculum Planning in PE 3
HPER 439 & 439L* Biomechanics of Sports & Lab 3
Total hours 33
*Requires a Prerequisite

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Subject Endorsement in Health Education (7-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 320 Aging and Death 3
FCS 337 Nutrition 3
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & PE 2
HPER 124 & 124L* Anatomical Kinesiology & Lab 2
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 232 & 232L* Phys Kinesiology & Lab 3
HPER 236 Health Topics 3
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 428* Curriculum in Health Education 3
HPER 431 Community & Environmental Health 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
SOC 333

FCS 332
Marriage & Family
or
Family Studies
3
Total hours 33
*Requires a Prerequisite

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization in Health and Physical Education (Grades 4-9)

The student must complete the following program in addition to a Field Endorsement in middle grades 4-9, another Content Area of Specialization, and General Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 313 Tumbling 1
HPER 326 Motor Skill Learning 2
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
HPER 422 Intro to Adapted PE 3
HPER 432 Tests & Measurements in PE 3
Elective in Team Sport Activity Classes 1
Total hours 18

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Supplemental Endorsement in Coaching (7-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to a Subject or Field Endorsement, Professional Education, and General Studies requirements.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 220 Theory & Principles of Coaching 2
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 421* Phil & Psyc Foundation of Sport 2
HPER 437* Sport Law 3
HPER 440 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER 490 Internship 2
Electives in Coaching (HPER 321, 322, 323, 423, 424, 425, 426) 6
Total hours 23
*Requires a Prerequisite

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Minors in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Fitness and Exercise

Students in Kinesiology may not take this minor

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 337 Nutrition 3
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & PE 2
HPER 119 Aerobics Dance 1
HPER 124 & 124L* Anatomical Kinesiology & Lab 2
HPER 216 Weight Training 1
HPER 217* Red Cross Lifeguard Training 1
HPER 232 & 232L* Phys Kinesiology & Lab 3
HPER 314 Red Cross Water Safety Instruction 1
HPER 336 Fitness Eval & Exercise Prescription 1
HPER 439 & 439L* Biomechanics of Sports & Lab 3
Total hours 20
*Requires a Prerequisite

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Leisure Services

Students in Sports and Recreation Management may not take this minor

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 102 Riflery/Skeet & Trap Shooting 1
HPER 114 Canoeing/ Casting & Angling 2
HPER 203 Orienteering & Backpacking 1
HPER 217 Red Cross Lifeguard Training 1
HPER 221 Camp Counseling 2
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 234 Introduction to Recreation 3
HPER 314 Red Cross Water Safety Instruction 1
HPER 422 Introduction to Adapted PE 3
HPER 436* Outdoor Education 3
Total hours 19
*Requires a Prerequisite

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Sports Leadership

Students in Sports and Recreation Management may not take this minor

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 220 Theory & Principles of Coaching 2
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 421* Phil & Psyc Foundation of Sport 2
HPER 437* Sport Law 3
HPER 440 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER 490 Internship 2
Electives in Coaching (HPER 321, 322, 323, 423, 424, 425, 426) 4
Total hours 21
*Requires a Prerequisite

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Physical Education (K-8)

The student must complete the following program (with a minimum G.P.A. 2.50) in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education Requirements for Elementary Education.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & PE 2
HPER 214

HPER 217*

HPER 314*
Advanced Swimming
or
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
or
Red Cross Water Safety Inst
1
HPER 226 Safety & First Aid 2
HPER 313 Tumbling 1
HPER 326 Motor Skill Learning 2
HPER 335 Org & Admin of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
HPER 427 Elementary Rhythmics 2
HPER 429 Basic Movement Educ for Children 2
HPER 435 Curriculum Plan in PE 3
Total hours 21
*Requires a Prerequisite

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