Health & Physical Education Courses


HPEP150. Fitness Education

Students in this course will examine issues relating to the teaching of physical fitness in and outside of the public schools and will participate in a wide range of fitness activities. These issues include the definition of physical fitness, fitness related to stages of development, and assessment of physical fitness. The main focus of the course, however, will be on participation in fitness activities that are appropriate for use in educational and community setting. 1 credit.

HPEP201. Intro to Hlth Educ & Promotion

An introduction to the health education profession in the PK-12 school system and a variety of public health settings. Focuses on the role of a health education specialist and the Whole School Whole Community Whole Child in affecting positive changes in students and specific cultural populations by addressing health risk behaviors while examining effective assessment and teaching methodologies. Provides observation opportunities of health education in local schools and the surrounding community. Prerequisite(s): Health and Physical Education major and overall grade point average of at least 2.0. 3 credits

HPEP202. Intro to Physical Education

This course introduces the future physical educator to the history, philosophies, and basic skills necessary to teach in a movement setting. The course provides an overview of physical education standards (National and State), lesson planning, lesson implementation, assessment, and reflections. The course is both classroom and community based. Prerequisite(s): Health and Physical Education major and overall grade point average of at least 2.0. 2 credits

HPEP203. Technology Hlth & Phys Educ

This course will enable the student to acquire the essential skills to utilize technology efficiently in the school or community setting. 1 credit.

HPEP204. Assessment Hlth & Phys Educ

This course uses theories, models, concepts, and the most current research to examine assessment and evaluation procedures in Health and Physical Education in PK-12 schools and a variety of public health settings. Motor and cognitive performance and affective behavior in the health and physical education PK-12 setting are examined through the use of basic statistics, grading procedures, and rubric construction. Individual and community health assessments are the focus during the health promotion segment of the course. 3 credits.

HPEP220. Leadership in HPE

This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership. This course is designed to enable students to develop the organizational and leadership skills needed to lead in health promotion settings. 3 credits.

HPEP234. Cmpr Sports and Rec

Promotion of health and well-being for all citizens is a central challenge for our society. Particularly when focused on children, well-designed sport and recreation programs promote an active lifestyle that contributes to physical and mental health while providing opportunities for social connection. This course is designed to introduce students to differences between sports and recreation programs created for children with disabilities and those primarily intended for children without disabilities. Students will be challenged develop cultural awareness, examine societal attitudes, and evaluate their personal assumptions. Topics will include goals of each type of program, potential funding mechanisms, program promotion, and actual implementation of the programs. 3 credits, FHBS

HPEP280. Motor Development

This course emphasizes the sequential, age-related, and continuous processes whereby movement behavior changes across the life span. Attention is directed toward physical growth and aging as well as acquisition of basic skills, perceptual motor development, and fitness development. 3 credits.

HPEP310. Essentials Public Health Mng

The purpose of this class is to examine management in a public health setting. Topics to be discussed include performance standards, ethics, organizational behavior, human resources and other operational needs. 3 credits.

HPEP320. Hlth Communication & Advocacy

This course is an introduction to health communication and advocacy. Students are introduced to various communication strategies and techniques. In addition, advocacy as a method of promoting and educating in the areas of health, health education, and the health promotion profession are covered. 3 credits.

HPEP330. Grant Writ & Resource Allocati

This course introduces students to the grant writing and resource allocation process and provides them with experience writing actual grant applications on behalf of local non-profit health organizations. Students will learn the basics of grant writing including needs assessment, identifying potential funding sources, creating goals, and identifying assessment plans. 3 credits. WR

HPEP340. Cultural Competence

An examination of the relationships between culture, health, and successful health promotion efforts. Focuses on health disparities related to cultural diversity, cultural healing practices, linguistics, health literacy, and age will be covered. 3 credits.

HPEP350. Team Sports

The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in team sports. In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan the four stages of skill development in games through the use of informing, extending, refining, and application tasks. An emphasis will be placed on the use of the game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences for the grade 5-12 student. Students will be expected to achieve an intermediate level of skill in the selected team sports. Practice outside of class time and individual tutoring may be necessary for some students to achieve the expected performance level. Prerequisite: HPEP 352 or permission of instructor. 2 credits.

HPEP351. Tchg Fndmtl Mvmt Concpt, Skill

The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of fundamental movement concepts, skill themes and dance skills. Topics include manipulative skills, locomotor patterns, transfer of weight, balance, and rhythmic activities. Pre-requisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program. 3 credits.

HPEP352. Lifetime Activities

The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences which lead to the development of knowledge, skills, and strategies in a variety of lifetime activities and individual sports. In addition to individual performance development, the course will focus on strategies for planning and implementing effective instruction and game content in grade 5-12 Physical Education programs utilizing current best practices. Students will be expected to achieve an intermediate level of skill in the selected sports. Co-requisite: HPEP 374 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits.

HPEP364. Adapted Physical Education

Symptoms, causes and implications of various types of disabilities in relation to programming. Techniques in individual educational planning, activity adaptation and school and community organization will be emphasized. 3 credits.

HPEP366. Functional Biomechanics

This course provides students with knowledge about the biomechanical aspects of movement. Emphasis is on movement principles, analysis of movement, recognition of correct technique, and procedures for correcting inaccurate performance. Applications for both school and community setting swill be identified, and the Standards of Learning in HPE as well as other subject areas will be integrated. Prerequisites: HPE major, BIOL 207 or permission from program coordinator. 4 credits.

HPEP367. Exer Sci for Hlth and PhEd

This course provides lecture and lab experiences relating to the physiological responses of the body to physical activity and exercise. Course emphasis is on application of knowledge in school and community settings. Prerequisites: HPEP major, BIOL 207 or permission from program coordinator. 4 credits.

HPEP374. Methods Tch Secondary Phys Edu

This course allows teacher candidates to develop their teaching skills while focusing on the middle and high school level of Physical Education. The course will address characteristics of learners, curriculum development aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning, behavior management, teaching techniques, use of relevant technology, and assessment of learning. Teacher candidates have a field teaching experience at the secondary level. This course is designated as speaking intensive. Prerequisite: Admission into teacher education or permission of the instructor. 4 credits. SP.

HPEP377. Tch Elem Physical Education

This course is designed to explore the teaching-learning process and develop teaching skills in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate physical education programs in the elementary school. Issues such as diversity, curriculum development aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning, interdisciplinary teaching through physical education, behavior management, teaching techniques, and assessment of learning are discussed. A field teaching experience with PreK-5 students is included. Pre-requisite: Admission to teacher preparation program or permission of instructor. 4 credits. SP, WR.

HPEP402. Res Methods Hlth & Phy Activit

Application of the research process related to a variety of functions typically found in health, physical education, and recreation professions. The course will acquaint students with research methodology and elementary data treatment. Prerequisites: C- in ENGL 150. 3 credits. WR.

HPEP466. Hlth Promotion & Prog Planning

This course is designed to prepare students to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate community and individual health and wellness programs. A specific examination of the planning process, needs assessment, epidemiology, theories, models, and interventions will be explored. In addition, health disparities, culture, current health trends, prevention, screening and data analysis will be investigated. Prerequisites: HLTH 325, HPEP 330, HPEP 402. 4 credits. SP

HPEP482. Directed Elem Secon Teach

Students are placed in elementary and secondary schools where they are responsible for the planning and delivery of instruction in the areas of health and physical education. This semester-long experience is evenly divided between placements at the elementary (K-6) and secondary (6-12) levels. The experience is supervised by a Longwood University supervisor who will work closely with school-based cooperating teachers. Pre-requisites: Completion of all other university requirements for a BS degree in Health and Physical Education, PK-12 Licensure concentration (except HPEP 483) and successful completion in all standardized testing required for teacher licensure. Co-requisites: HPEP 483. 10 credits. $300.00 fee.

HPEP483. Seminar in Teaching

This seminar provides an opportunity for teacher candidates during the student teaching experience to interact with peers, PK-12 teachers, and professors regarding teaching ideas and innovations. Reflection on the teaching experience is emphasized and critical issues in teaching are discussed. Practical solutions to the teacher candidates' most pressing challenges are explored. The teacher candidate will complete a Teacher Work Sample. Co-requisite: HPEP 482. 2 credits. WR.

HPEP484. Hlth Promotion Internship

This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the student to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health and physical education promotion programs. There will be a variety of community health placement options including coalitions, health departments, health agencies, and other local community health service providers. In addition, students will be working one-on-one with individuals in a variety of settings (corporations, agencies and other organizations). A minimum of 400 clock hours must be completed in at least one health promotion setting. Prerequisites: HPEP 466 Supervisory fee- $100. 12 credits.