North Central College - Naperville, IL

Health and Physical Education Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

HPE 100 Multi-Activities (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 101 Jogging (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 102 Cardiovascular Cross Training (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 103 Weight Training (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 104 Cycling (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 106 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education (3.00)
This course is designed as a professional orientation in the field of teaching physical education. The prospective teaching will be provided with a general concept of history, philosophy, current practice, organization and administration in teaching. Prerequisite: EDN 100 or concurrent enrollment; physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 109 Downhill Skiing (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 110 Badminton (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 111 Bowling (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 113 Golf (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 114 Power Volleyball (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 115 Rock Climbing (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 116 Self Defense (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 117 Racquetball (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 118 Tennis (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 119 Scuba Diving (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 120 Outdoor Education (3.00)
A course designed to achieve personal growth and self-directed learning experiences through shared educational adventures in the outdoors. Emphasis is on the development of wilderness and problem-solving skills and ecological awareness in non-competitive, personal growth, cooperative activities. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 121 Wellness (3.00)
Emphasis on concepts that examine divergent perspective on the definitions of the dimensions of wellness. Topics introduce and review varying health issues that are pertinent to modern day society challenging the importance of how to achieve self-responsibility. Development and implementation of a behavior change plan is required. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 124 Basketball (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 125 Varsity Baseball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 126 Varsity Basketball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 127 Varsity Cross Country & Track (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 128 Varsity Football (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 129 Varsity Golf (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 130 Varsity Soccer (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 131 Varsity Softball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 132 Varsity Swimming (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 133 Varsity Tennis (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 134 Varsity Volleyball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 135 Varsity Wrestling (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 136 Varsity Lacrosse (2.00)
Physical Education Activity Course. Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

HPE 137 First Aid (2.00)
Proper techniques and methods employed through the immediate and temporary care given to an injured person. May not take HPE137 after HPE157.

HPE 145 Musical Theatre Dance I (1.50)
An introductory course in jazz, ballet, and tap techniques for the stage. The course includes instruction in the history and theory of musical theatre, dance, and the basic building blocks of choreography. This course assumes no prior dance experience and is open to all students interested in dance training for performance. This course may be repeated for credit once. Same as: THE 145.

HPE 150 History of Physical Education and Sport (3.00)
Consideration of historical and philosophical foundations and the effect on present day sport and physical education. Core: Social Science.

HPE 157 Acute Care and Management (2.00)
Students will develop knowledge and skill in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries, illnesses, and conditions. Areas of study will include planning, examination, immediate emergent management, immediate musculoskeletal management, transportation and education. Prerequisite: ATEP Program Director Consent. May not take HPE 157 after HPE 137 Instructor consent required.

HPE 195 Motor Learning and Development (3.00)
This course will provide a foundational understanding of the concepts in motor learning and motor development and the impact of motor development on motor learning. Topics will include lifespan development of motor skills; how differences in motor, cognitive and social abilities affect the how, why, and when a human learns motor skills; and how to develop and implement developmentally appropriate movement programs. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 200 Methods of Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education (2.00)
A survey of outdoor education practices, principles, history and theory. Environmental education, adventure and outdoor education will be introduced as they relate to the educational setting. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 216 Advanced Self-Defense (2.00)
An advanced section designed to develop and perfect self-defense skills. Personal awareness and current laws relating to self-preservation are discussed in-depth. Individual rights and the judicial system are examined. Prerequisite: HPE 116.

HPE 220 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, admitted to athletic training program.

HPE 222 Foundations of Exercise Science (3.00)
Introduces students to the field of exercise science as as discipline and profession. Topics include the role of physical activity on morbidity and mortality, methods and techniques the fitness professional will use to develop positive lifestyle behaviors in their clients, basic components of fitness, liability concerns and considerations, professional roles and certifications, careers in fitness and health, and facility management among others. Prerequisite: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 225 Introduction to Athletic Training I (3.00)
An introductory course to the profession of athletic training. Topics include history, terminology, evaluation, wellness, taping/wrapping, epidemiology, protective equipment, insurance and legal issues.

HPE 230 Community Health (3.00)
Facilitation of school health program collaborations are examined as an avenue of addressing public health issues amongst community constituents. Critical analysis of cultural and economic factors on the health of individuals and society and the relationship to the planning and evaluating of community health programs are addressed.

HPE 231 School Health (3.00)
School-wide health promotion efforts and health education classroom teaching skills are introduced. Instructional strategies that enhance students' ability to deliver classroom based lessons on goal setting, communication, stress management and decision-making skills are emphasized.

HPE 245 Musical Theatre Dance II (1.50)
An extension of Musical Theatre Dance I. This course has its emphasis in jazz, tap, and ballet techniques as applied to musical theatre at an intermediate level. This course also covers choreography in jazz and tap and auditioning techniques. This course may be repeated once for credit. Same as: THE 245. Prerequisite: HPE 145 or instructor consent.

HPE 246 Jazz Dance (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on jazz dance from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the jazz dance portion of HPE 245. Same as: THE 246. Prerequisite: HPE 245 or instructor consent. May be taken for 0.00 or 1.50 hours.

HPE 247 Human Anatomy (3.00)
A detailed study of anatomy of the human body. The names, locations, and functions of the structures as they relate to exercise are studied. Prerequisite: BIO 147.

HPE 248 Tap Dance (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on tap dance from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the tap dance portion of HPE 245. Same as: THE 248. Prerequisite: HPE 245 or instructor consent. May be taken for 0.00 or 1.50 hours.

HPE 250 Introduction to Sport Management (3.00)
The foundational or introductory course for sport management majors. The historical development of sport management as a profession and as an academic discipline is traced. The diverse variety of opportunities in sport management is presented. Selected functional areas of contemporary sport management are surveyed relative to supervisory responsibilities of the sport management professional.

HPE 251 Introduction to Sport Management II (3.00)
An examination of and extension of the introductory course and will explore concepts in facility and event management, media/public relations, ethical challenges in sport management as well as an in-depth look at intercollegiate and professional sports. Prerequisite: HPE 250.

HPE 252 Ballet (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on ballet from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the ballet portion of HPE 245. Same as: THE 252. Prerequisite: HPE 245 or instructor consent. May take for 0.00 or 1.50 hours. Instructor consent required.

HPE 254 Choreography (1.50)
A choreography workshop which explores the technique and skills required to create dance and movement for the stage. The course explores methods of approaching various types of work, from musical staging to dance numbers. Repeatable course. Same as: THE 254. Prerequisite: HPE 245 or instructor consent.

HPE 255 Methods of Teaching Team Sports (3.00)
A study of the components used in teaching team sports. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 257 Methods of Teaching Individual Sports (3.00)
A study of components used in teaching individual sports. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 260 Psychological Aspects of Coaching (3.00)
An examination of the psychological principles which influence the athlete, coach, and performance.

HPE 262 Sport in Modern Society (2.00)
The study of sociological and cultural aspects of sport in modern society. Prerequisite: HPE 150.

HPE 272 Sport and Art (2.00)
An examination of the aesthetic relationships between sport and art and analyzes sport subjects and their representation in art. Topics of interest may include visual art, film, and literature. An example might be an analysis of the works of Frederic Remington, Thomas Eakins, and George Bellows and their role in the representation of American masculinity.

HPE 274 Lifeguard Training (2.00)
Red Cross certification in the proper techniques and methods employed in lifeguarding. Prerequisites: Swimming ability; CPR and first aid card required for Red Cross certification.

HPE 276 Methods of Teaching Rhythmic Movement Rhythmic Movement (3.00)
A study of the components used in teaching rhythmic movement. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 279 Introduction to Water Safety (2.00)
The emphasis in this course is on basic strokes and preparation in the materials and methods of teaching aquatics. Appropriate for all swimmers; required for physical education students. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor.

HPE 280 Human Physiology (3.00)
The study of the control and function of human organ systems. Lecture only. The course is organized around an organ system approach, beginning with cells and moving up to the more complex organ systems.

HPE 285 Applied Anatomy and Assessment Techniques in Athletic Training (1.50)
The focus of this class is the practical study of surface anatomy. Topics include anatomical landmarks, palpation techniques, joint range of motion (active, passive, and resistive), range of motion evaluation, and manual muscle testing.

HPE 290 Methods of Teaching Adapted Physical Education (2.00)
This course is designed to give prospective physical educators a practical understanding of the importance of adapting physical education for individuals with disabilities. An in-depth understanding of designing physical education/activity programs to meet the needs of individuals with a variety of disabilities and a wide range of effective teaching methods and strategies relative to teaching students with special needs will be provided. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program. Background check required.

HPE 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HPE 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HPE 310 Measurement & Evaluation (3.00)
This course is designed to aid students in gaining knowledge about the skills in measurement processes and techniques, particularly as they relate to physical education. Prerequisite: Admittance to Teacher Education Program.

HPE 311 Methods of Teaching Fitness Education (3.00)
Presents strategies to incorporate health-related fitness and activities into physical education programs. Students will learn to develop a curriculum based on state and national standards and guidelines, apply fitness concepts, and motivate students to live healthy, active lives. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 312 Methods and Evaluation in Physical Education I (3.00)
This course covers the perceptual motor and movement education concepts, basic sills, game activities, approach and techniques of teaching. It serves to aid students in gaining knowledge about age and skill appropriate methodology for physical education and the elementary classroom. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 314 Curriculum Design and Administration in Physical Education (3.00)
Actively engages students in the curriculum design process by studying the philosophical bases, objectives, selection, and sequencing of activities, materials, and evaluation of various curriculums. Prerequisite: EDN 333.

HPE 317 Kinesiology (3.00)
Analysis of human muscular movement and methods of correcting individual defects. Prerequisite: HPE 247.

HPE 320 Sport and Recreation Marketing (3.00)
This course is designed to assist students in creating and critiquing marketing, promotion and public relation efforts specific to sport. Emphasis will be placed on the five p's of sport marketing: price, promotion, product, place and public relations.

HPE 322 Sport Law and Organization (3.00)
This course is designed to provide students the requisite knowledge of legal issues surrounding sport and the sporting industry. Topics include negligence, liability, and waivers; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; social issues such as drug testing and hazing; employment law; and risk management. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented. Prerequisites: BUS 205, HPE 250, HPE 251.

HPE 325 Introduction to Athletic Training II (3.00)
A continuation of HPE 225. Topics include pharmacology, ergogenic aids, nutrition, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, strength training and conditioning, environmental illness/injury and taping. Prerequisite: HPE 225.

HPE 330 Athletic Training: Clinical Experiences II (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite: Three terms of HPE 220.

HPE 331 Curriculum Development, Methods, and Evaluation in Health Education (3.00)
A development of skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective comprehensive school health education curricular models that address diverse learners. Constructing a scope and sequence plan aligned with priority areas based on the needs of youth identified at the national, state, and local level. Prerequisite: HPE 352.

HPE 340 Assessment of Lower Extremity and Back Injuries and Conditions (3.00)
A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the lower extremity and back. Prerequisites: HPE 247, HPE 285.

HPE 341 Assessment of Upper Extremity, Head and Neck Injuries and Conditions. (3.00)
A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the upper extremity, head and neck. Prerequisites: HPE 247, HPE 285.

HPE 347 Physiology of Exercise (3.00)
Emphasis on cardiovascular efficiency, energy metabolism, fitness, training, fatigue, and recovery. Prerequisites: HPE 247, HPE 280. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 350 Medical Aspects of Sports Medicine (3.00)
A survey of skin conditions; disease; conditions affecting the digestive system, reproductive system, endocrine system, respiratory system, and cardiovascular system; special populations; and congenital conditions. Additional topics include pharmacology and counseling/psychosocial interventions. A lecture format is used, with guest speakers on several topics. Prerequisite: HPE 325.

HPE 351 Athletic Training Administration (3.00)
An examination of the methods and strategies in the planning, coordination, and supervision of an athletic training program. Topics include professional development, leadership and ethics, program development and management, facility planning and management, record keeping/information management, insurance, legal issues, emergency planning, and pre-participation examinations. Prerequisite: HPE 325.

HPE 352 Advanced Concepts of Health (3.00)
In depth exploration of the health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, and relationship to the health education teaching content areas. Prerequisites: HPE 121, HPE 230, HPE 231.

HPE 354 Applied Nutrition and Body Weight Management (3.00)
Individuals who are prescribing fitness programming must understand the concepts associated with managing a healthy weight. This course explores the effects of body composition and nutrition on aspects of health, performance, and injury prevention. Tools for assessment of body composition and methods of programming for gaining lean body mass or losing body fat are discussed. Prerequisites: BCM 140, HPE 347.

HPE 355 Teaching Sexuality Education (3.00)
Essential content and skills for teaching K-12 sexuality education in the school and community. Methods of teaching anatomy and physiology, puberty and adolescent development, identity, pregnancy and reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, health relationships, and personal safety will be addressed. Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to direct the emotionally charged issue of sexuality with youth. Prerequisites: HPE 121; HPE 230 or HPE 231.

HPE 360 Sport in Society (3.00)
An historical study of sport across time and cultures. A comparative analysis of sport and its uses in ancient, medieval, and modern societies is undertaken. Work-leisure patterns that developed over the course of American history are examined. Primary consideration of the urban, industrial, and commercial processes that contributed to culture formation with particular emphases on class and gender relations, commercialized leisure practices, and the impact of the mass media in the formation of value systems. Same as: SOA 360. ACR: Intercultural.

HPE 362 Sport, Politics, and Power (2.00)
This course is designed to examine the uses of sport as a political tool in the creation of, maintenance of, or resistance to power in both global and local spheres.

HPE 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HPE 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HPE 410 Fitness Evaluation (3.00)
Comparison of fitness tests and techniques followed in schools, health/fitness clubs, and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Development of fitness assessment proficiencies and certification requirements of various certifying boards. Practical fieldwork. Exposure to fitness computer software programs. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 420 Exercise Program for the Fitness Professional (3.00)
A thorough study of the techniques used to design exercise programs for improvement of muscular system and cardiovascular system performance. The focus of the class is exercise prescription for the general adult population, however special populations will be examined. Topics include designing programs to enhance speed, agility, strength, power endurance, and hypertrophy. Body weight management programs and nutritional interventions are discussed. The proper use of medicine balls, kettle bells, therapeutic balls, and elastic tubing and bands is also discussed. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

HPE 425 Therapeutic Modalities (3.00)
A study of the theoretical and practical principles underlying the use of therapeutic modalities, including indications, contraindications, precautions, and physiological effects. Proficiency in selection and application of appropriate therapeutic modalities is evaluated. Prerequisites: HPE 247, HPE 280, HPE 285.

HPE 430 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation (3.00)
An examination of the role therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques play in the care and management of injuries and conditions. Topics include measurement in rehabilitation, principles of rehabilitation, classification of exercises, and program development. Prerequisites: HPE 247, HPE 280, HPE 285.

HPE 440 Athletic Training Clinical Experience III (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite: Three terms of HPE 330.

HPE 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HPE 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.