Health and Movement Science

BA Degree - Health and Movement Science Major

In addition to the essential education requirements, majors in Health and Movement Science must complete the core requirements as prescribed below and a minimum of one concentration from Health, Health Education, Physical Education, or Coaching.

Core Requirements for all concentrations:
Health Concentration
  • BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology 4 s.h. or BIOL2360 Microbiology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3120 Human Sexuality 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
  • SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.

Recommended Electives:

Health Education Concentration

In addition to the Health Education Concentration, students must also complete requirements for Teacher Certification in Health.

  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • HLTH2410 Children’s Health and Development – K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3120 Human Sexuality 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
  • PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education 4 s.h.
  • PHED/RECR3430 Adaptive Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.

Recommended Electives:

  • BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology or BIOL2360 Microbiology 4 s.h.
  • Swimming Proficiency 1 s.h. (Fall only)*
    (This requirement can be met through PHED0140, PHED0360, PHED0480, PHED0610, or PHED2240 or completion of a prescribed sequence of swimming skills under the observation of a trained instructor.)
  • PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.*
  • PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.*
  • PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Sciences 2 s.h.*
  • PHED2350 Teaching Team Sports 2 s.h.*
  • PHED2370 Teaching Individual Sports 2 s.h.*
  • PHED1260 Movement Science II 3 s.h.
  • PHED2260 Introduction to Performance 3 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.*
  • PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.*
  • PHED3340 Biomechanics 3 s.h.*
  • PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.

*By completing these courses, a dual endorsement in Physical Education could be obtained.

Physical Education Concentration**
  • HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.
  • PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
  • PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Sciences 3 s.h.
  • PHED2350 Teaching Team Sports 2 s.h.
  • PHED2370 Teaching Individual Sports 2 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
  • PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • PHED3340 Biomechanics 3 s.h.
  • PHED/RECR3430 Adaptive Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • Swimming Proficiency 1 s.h.
    (This requirement can be met through PHED0140, PHED0360, PHED0480, PHED0610, or PHED2240 or completion of a prescribed sequence of swimming skills under the observation of a trained instructor.)

Recommended electives:

*By completing these courses, a dual endorsement in Health Education could be obtained when the student completes requirements for Teacher Certification.

**If the student desires a teaching certificate, the student must also complete requirements for Teacher Certification in Physical Education.

Coaching Concentration

Recommended electives for coaching concentration:

  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
  • PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.
  • PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • SPMT2300 Legal & Ethical Issues in Sports 3 s.h.

Teacher Certification in Health

  1. FOR HEALTH AND MOVEMENT SCIENCE MAJORS EARNING K-12 ENDORSEMENTS:
    Students majoring in Health and Movement Science who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with elementary and secondary Health endorsements must also complete the Secondary Education Program (with HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab and PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods courses).
  2. FOR NON-HEALTH AND MOVEMENTS SCIENCE MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY HEALTH ENDORSEMENT (5-12):
    Non-Health and Movement Science majors desiring a Health secondary endorsement (5-12) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and the following courses:

Teacher Certification in Physical Education

  1. FOR HEALTH AND MOVEMENT SCIENCE MAJORS EARNING K-12 ENDORSEMENTS: Students majoring in Health and Movement Science who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with elementary and secondary Physical Education endorsement must also complete the Secondary Education Program (with HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab and PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods courses).
     
  2. FOR NON-HEALTH AND MOVEMENT SCIENCE MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT (5-12): Non-Health and Movement Science majors desiring a Physical Education secondary endorsement (5-12) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and the following courses:

Authorizations/Certifications

FOR STUDENTS SEEKING AN IOWA COACHING AUTHORIZATION, THE FOLLOWING COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED.

  • ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         PHED0610 Life Guard Training 1 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h. or
    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • PHED3410 Theory of Coaching 1 s.h.

Health and Movement Science Courses

HMSC4320 Organizational Administration and Policy Analysis 3 s.h.
A study of the administrative structure in health, physical education, and athletics, and the interrelatedness of these programs to the specific needs of the community. 

HMSC4330 Organization and Administration for the Health Care Professional 3 s.h.
Provide an understanding of concepts and applications when administering a sports medicine program. Sports medicine professionals may include, but are not limited to, athletic trainers, nurses, physical therapists, physicians, and community health professionals.

HMSC4900 Research I 2 s.h.
The development of a research project with current issues and trends in health and movement science. Research methods will be presented. Students will be required to select a topic and a review of related literature. Prerequisite: Health and Movement Science majors with junior standing.

HMSC4910 Research II 1 s.h.
The design, implementation, analysis and presentation of results of the research project developed in HMSC4900 Senior Seminar I. Prerequisite: HMSC4900.

Support Courses for Health and Movement Science Major

ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) 3 s.h.
The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology 4 s.h.
Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanisms and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Credit is not allowed for this course and BIOL2360. Prerequisites: CHEM1330 or BIOL2100 or instructors consent.

BIOL2360 Microbiology (3-2) 4 s.h.
Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanism and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: CHEM1330 or BIOL2100 or instructor's consent. Goal 1A

BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
Study of the principles upon which the science of nutrition is based and the analysis of the principles of nutrition as related to health and disease. Goal 1A

BIOL3310 Molecular Genetics (3-3) 4 s.h.
A study of cellular processes involved in the Central Dogma: DNA replication, transcription and translation. The study will include how gene expression is regulated at various levels, such as at the transcription level and post-translational level. Lastly students will study and perform different molecular genetic techniques used in laboratories today: pipetting, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR and DNA cloning. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) 4 s.h.
A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100. Goal 1A

BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) 4 s.h.
A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

HLTH1100 First Aid 1 s.h.
The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern.

HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
Methods and development of teaching competence for prospective K-8 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development.

HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior 3 s.h.
This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

HLTH3120 Human Sexuality 3 s.h.
Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of health as implemented in community settings. The nature and structure of official government health programs, voluntary health agencies, professional health groups and individual efforts in improving health practices will be explored.

HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 3 s.h.
General safety education through the life span with emphasis on prevention and intervention for home, school, recreation, occupation, and traffic.

HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HLTH4700 Internship in Health 3-6 s.h.
Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected health agency. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.
Development and participation of new games for the K-12 learner, lifelong learner, and leisure.

PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science 2 s.h.
The emphasis will be on the development of ideal fundamental movement patterns primarily focused on the upper body and core developed through the principles of progression, variety and precision. We will emphasize the understanding and application of efficient progressions to simultaneously assess, reverse, and reduce injury by improving tissue health. We will accomplish this by asking why through the use of a comprehensive self assessment of proper mobility, ideal muscle balances, and functional movement patterns, and through the use of these assessments we will become skilled at preventative protocols, to arrest, reduce and eliminate unhealthy environments in our soft tissue with the ultimate goal to develop ideal fundamental movement patterns.

PHED1260 Movement Science II I 2 s.h.
A detailed view of the NASM Corrective Exercise Continuum with analysis of movement dysfunction and the principles applied to musculoskeletal function. The course examines the anatomy of full-body movement and function as it relates to activities of daily living, athletics, and exercise. Utilizing theory and practice based approaches, the course details functional movement impairments and application of restorative theory. Prerequisite: PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science.

PHED2200 Sport Officiating 2 s.h.
Study of officiating various sports with emphasis placed on rules and procedures, penalties and fouls, mechanics and signals.

PHED2260 Introduction to Performance Training 2 s.h.
Theory and application of performance training to include flexibility, core, balance, plyometric, resistance, and power training. Using an integrated approach to performance students will explore programming and periodization for sport and human performance. Prerequisite: PHED1260 Movement Science II.

PHED2350 Teaching Team Sports 2 s.h.
Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball. Prerequisite: Health and Movement Science major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

PHED2370 Teaching Individual Sports 2 s.h.
Teaching techniques, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as golf, bowling, disc golf and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Movement Science major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
The study and understanding of movement concepts as they relate to special awareness, effort, and rhythm through movement education, dance, and educational gymnastics.

PHED3130 Sports Psychology (Also PSYC3130) 3 s.h.
Analysis and application of psychological and sociological data related to the participation of the coach and the athlete in competitive sports programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
An introduction to the body of knowledge encompassing the discipline of physical education and the role of the professional physical educator. The course includes the historic philosophies, biologic, anatomic, psychologic, sociologic, and anthropologic foundations of physical education and their impact on human performance and values in sport.

PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education 4 s.h.
Theory and development of teaching competence for prospective teachers of health and physical education at 5-12 levels. Implementation of assessment and evaluation techniques through classroom and practical experiences. .

PHED3340 Biomechanics 3 s.h.
A systematic study of the bones, joints, and muscles of the human body as well as internal external forces initiating and modifying movement. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 must show grade of "C" or higher. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)

PHED3410 Theory of Coaching 1 s.h.
Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

PHED3420 Practicum in Coaching 2 s.h.
Field experience for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of coaching with highly qualified personnel in a selected sport. (Note - no one may participate with students on a team in Iowa PK-12 schools unless they hold a coaching authorization or endorsement.) Pre-/corequisite: PHED3410 Theory of Coaching.

PHED3430 Adaptive Physical Education 3 s.h.
Theory and techniques of adaptive, corrective and developmental activities to meet the needs of "special persons."

PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
The principles and practices of energizing the human body for physical exercise. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 must show grade of "C" or better.

PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C

+ PSYC3330 Biopsychology 3 s.h.
Examination of the biological substrates of behavior. Topics include synaptic transmission and patterns of neural activity, sleep and arousal, learning and memory, and motivation and emotion. Prerequisites: PSYC1300 and one of the following: BIOL1300, BIOL1400, BIOL2300. Goal 1C

+ RECR1210 Theory and Practice of Leadership 3 s.h.
Designed to help students develop creative leadership methods and techniques that can be applied to all leisure settings with a variety of groups.

+ RECR3350 Sport Facility Management 3 s.h.
Explores problems, principles, and techniques of management, design, and operation of selected elite sport, mass sport and recreation facilities.

+ SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.
Sociological study of the family institution. Topics include dating, marital roles and interaction patterns, socialization, divorce, and others. Goal 1C

SPMT2300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports 3 s.h.
A study of the laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics related to sports at all levels. A variety of viewpoints, including financial, regulatory, and societal will be explored.