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Welcome to the department of Health & Human Performance!

We are excited that you are exploring our website.  The Department of Health and Human Performance offers  degree programs in Health Sciences,  and Sports Studies.  The content courses for teaching specializations in Health Education and Physical Education are  also delivered for the Education Department.  The department is committed to preparing students in their pursuit of knowledge and skills to become responsible members of society, while encouraging life-long learning;  to enhance the quality of life within a diverse society.
 
Central to the success of any department is its faculty.   Our department looks forward to providing you with the guidance and personal assistance necessary for you to reach your academic goal--to obtain a degree.  All students are expected to meet with their faculty advisor each semester.
 
Our Mission
To prepare qualified professionals to serve and lead in a global society.
 
We invite you to explore our website to determine which program is right for you and your future.  If you would like additional information about our department, I would be happy to assist you in any way possible.  Please contact me at asettle1@wvstateu.edu.  I look forward to seeing you in one of our programs soon.


Sincerely,
Dr. Aaron Settle, Chair 
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowB.S. in Health Sciences

Program Information:

Program Status Sheet-Leadership in Allied Health and Rehabilitation (2+2)
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Program Status Sheet- Community Health Education
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Program Outcomes

Welcome to the Health Sciences Program webpage. The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences prepares students for work within health education and health related fields. Within the B.S. in Health Sciences Program, there are two emphasis areas: Community Health Education and Leadership in Allied Health and Rehabilitation.
The Community Health Education (non-teaching) emphasis area is designed for students who plan to work as health educators. This emphasis area prepares individuals to take the C.H.E.S. (Certified Health Education Specialist) exam. The field of health education offers many opportunities for graduates to work as health educators in a variety of settings including university settings, corporations, local, state, and federal health departments, hospitals, volunteer agencies, and public schools.

The Leadership in Allied Health and Rehabilitation  emphasis area is designed for health care providers in allied health fields and requires students to have an Associates in an approved allied health field of study.This concentration will build upon their existing professional knowledge to enhance their skills in communications, critical thinking, problem solving, research, and health theories. In addition, the concentration will equip graduates with leadership skills as they relate to the allied health disciplines. Successful completion of the concentration will increase the mobility of graduates into leadership positions in their respective professions.

Should either of these emphasis areas be of interest to you, please feel free to contact me using the contact information above. We look forward to you becoming a part of our program.
 
Lindsey Good
Health Sciences Program Director

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCES - 128 hours required for graduation
GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENT—50-52 hours
General education requirements for bachelor’s degrees are listed in this catalog.
Students should consult the department chair to determine which of the courses taken
for the associate degree will apply toward bachelor’s degree requirements.

  • Emphasis A: Community Health Education
  • Emphasis B: Leadership in Allied Health and Rehabilitation
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowB.S. in Sports Studies

Program Information:

Program Status Sheet
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Program Outcomes

Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies Program at West Virginia State University! I am Dr. Aaron A. Settle, ATC, CSCS and I am the Sport Studies Program Director. We are glad that you are interested in becoming acquainted with our program. Housed in the Department of Health and Human Performance, The Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies offers the student a curriculum rich in Exercise Science and Sports Administration. This program prepares the graduate to successfully pass the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examination and/or the NSCA –Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) examination.  However, upon graduation there is no requirement to take these particular examinations. Currently this program requires a total of 120 hours to complete the program.

The Bachelor of Science Program at West Virginia State University prides itself in currently being the only college and/or university in the State of West Virginia that is recognized nationally by the NSCA’s National Education Recognition Program.  This particular recognition recognizes programs at accredited institutions of higher learning that meet the national standards set forth by the NSCA.

Passed graduates of our program have pursed carries in Athletic Administration, Athletic Coaching, Physical Therapy, College/University Strength and Conditioning Coach, Personal Training in both the general wellness community and the corporate wellness community, youth sport directors at YMCA’s and  professional officiating.  Many graduates have continued their education in programs of graduate studies in areas of their particular interest.  Keep in mind also that graduates from this program can apply to Entry Level Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs. 

As the program director for the Bachelor of Sciences in Sport Studies, I hope you will consider our program. On the right side of this page, you will find a program status sheet that gives you a clear idea of the course and credit requirements for this degree program. We look forward to you becoming a part of our nationally recognized program.

image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowAdjunct Faculty
  • Amanda Ayers Rayburn
  • David Cottrill
  • Stephen Joseph
  • Sean McAndrews
  • Jay Canterbury
  • Lynn Hill
  • Rick Ray

 

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HEALTH EDUCATION/HEALTH SCIENCES THEORY

150. PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION (3 credit hours)
An introductory study of the discipline of health education and the many factors that influence our health such as heredity, environment, health care services, and our own behavior. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of health education and health promotion to other disciplines, concepts of learning and behavior change, comprehensive school health programs, models and theories of human development and behavior with application to health education, competencies and skills of health educators, ethics, and current and future issues in health education. Students will also use the Internet to explore the various resources available to school and community health education/promotion specialists.

157. HEALTHY LIVING (2 credit hours)
Designed to inform, interest, and motivate students toward good health as it relates to effective, productive, and satisfying living (physically, mentally, and socially.)

199. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 CREDIT HOURS)
A  lower division course designed for a topic of current interest, inclding televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

251. CONSUMER HEALTH (3 credit hours)
A study of science-based health facts and guidelines to enable consumers to intelligently select health products and services. The course will emphasize the economic aspects of health and the social and psychological factors that influence consumer choices.

252. EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE (2 credit hours)
A course that will equip the students with the ability to recognize health emergencies, evaluate the situation and administer appropriate care.

253. STUDENT HEALTH PROBLEMS (3 credit hours)
Sociological, psychological, and physiological changes that occur in school age students: prevalent problems that occur—their etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and the school's responsibility for health and emergency care of students.

325.  SUBSTANCE ABUSE (2 credit hours)
This course provides information and understanding of substance abuse, drugs, and ways to prevent the individual from using drugs.

352. COMMUNITY  HEALTH (3 credit hours)
An examination of the broad and challenging profession of community health education with an emphasis on communities and their health status. The course will also address the social/political reasons why many community health problems continue to exist.

354. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH (3 credit hours)
This course will examine the current thinking on a variety of health issues. Timely articles which provide students with a variety of points of view regarding health and the complexity of the issues involved will be used. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills in critical thinking, reasoning, and effective argument.

355. MARKETING, BUDGETING, AND QUALITY PRINCIPLES (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to provide health science majors with the knowledge and skills needed to guide them in collecting, analyzing, and articulating data for marketing, budgeting, and quality principles in the current health care environment, The student's gain in knowledge and personal growth are the goals of the course; the individual's participation and perception become the processes through which the goal is attained.

359. ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS (3 credit hours)
Designed to prepare the prospective elementary and middle school teacher to function effectively in the school health program including school health environment, school health services, and special emphasis on school health instruction.

369. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE-SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAMS (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to prepare the teacher candidate to receive certification in Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid upon successful completion of teh course.  This course will emphasize updated information strategies you can employ in your classroom to protect yourself and your students.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
An upper division course designed for a topic of special current interest, including televised courses.Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

456. METHODS AND STRATEGIES IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION (3 credit hours)
Designed to acquaint the prospective teacher with the curriculum, process of concepts, goals, objectives, content, methodology, and evaluation development necessary to achieve desired health knowledge, attitudes, and practices in students. Prerequisite: EDUC 316 or permission of instructor.

457. COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3  credit hours)
A thorough study of health assessment performed by health and human service professionals. Course will include the practical use of assessments in a variety of physical, behavioral, and social contexts.

458. PLANNING/IMPLEMENTING/EVALUATING INTERVENTIONS IN HHP (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed on conducting needs assessments, data collection, intervention theories and models, implementation strategies, evaluation models, reporting. Prerequisite: HHP 456.

 PHYSICAL EDUCATION THEORY

122. FITNESS FOR LIVING (2 credit hours)
A program that assesses wellness/health and fitness interests, and provides learning experiences as well as physical practices to promote lifelong health.

126.  FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 credit hours)
A study of the historical and philosophical background that contributes the development of the psychological, sociological and physiological foundations that are the basis of contemporary physical education.

130. NCAA LIFE SKILLS (1 credit hour)
This course provides strategies that make smart choices about use or non-use of alcohol and other drugs, both short-term and long-term.

135. DANCE METHODS (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to prepare the pre-service teacher to organize, plan, select, instruct, and evaluate a variety of dance activities for elementary and middle school students.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
A lower-division course designed for a topic of current interest, including televised courses. Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

225. BIOMECHANICS (3 credit course)
The course is designed to build a basic foundation of anatomy and kinesiology as it pertains to movement in physical education.Prerequisite: BIO 210 with a "C" or better.

238. METHODS OF GYMNASTICS AND AEROBICS   (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to prepare the pre-service teacher to organize, plan, select, instruct and evaluate motor skills and safety aspects in the areas of tumbling and dance for elementary and middle school students and aerobic dance for high school students.

240.  TEAM SPORTS I (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to prepare the prospective teacher in knowledge of rules, boundaries, instructional strategies, and psychomotor skills characteristic of the sport forms are analyzed and applied to football, soccer and volleyball.

242.  TEAM SPORTS II (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to prepare the prospective teacher in knowledge of rules, boundaries, instructional strategies, and psychomotor skills characteristic of sport forms are analyzed and applied to softball, track & field, and basketball.

317. SPORTS TRAINING LAB/FOOTBALL (2 credit hours)
Designed for the student trainer to obtain laboratory experience in the sport of football while working toward certification in the area of Athletic Training.  40 experience hours in conditioning, taping, first aid, and rehabilitation required. Prerequisite: HHP 331 with a "C" or better, plus current certification in CPR and Advanced First Aid.

318. SPORTS TRAINING LAB/BASKETBALL (1 credit hour)
Designed for the student trainer to obtain laboratory experience in the sport  of basketball while working toward certification in the area of Athletic Training.  40 experience hours in conditioning, taping, first aid, and rehabilitation required.  Prerequisite: HHP 331 with a "C" or better, plus current certification in CPR and Advanced First Aid.

321. SPORTS TRAINING LAB/BASEBALL-TRACK AND FIELD (1 credit hour)
This course is designed for the student trainer to obtain laboratory experience in the sports of base-track and field while working toward certification in the area of Athletic Training.  75 experience hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer in conditioning, taping, first aid, and rehabilitation required.  Prerequisite: HHP 331 with a "C" or better, plus current certification. 

327. EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to implement knowledge of the physiological function of the body during exercise.  Prerequisite: HHP 225 with a "C" or better.

329. ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (3 credit hours)
Emphasis on the physical and health status of typical and atypical students and physical activities for maximum development.

331. ATHLETIC TRAINING I (3 credit hours)
The course is designed to give the student initial instruction in the many facets of sports medicine and the role and responsibilities of the athletic trainer.  Prerequisite: HHP 327 with a "C" or better.

333. ATHLETIC TRAINING II (3 credit hours)
The course is designed to give the student advanced instruction above that offered in HHP 331 into many facets of sports medicine and the roles and responsibilities of the athletic trainer.

341.  INDIVIDUAL AND DUAL SPORTS I (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to prepare the prospective teacher in rules, boundaries, instructional strategies and psychomotor skills in tennis, bowling, archery and badminton.  To develop and apply skills to tennis, bowling, archery and badminton.

343.  INDIVIDUAL AND DUAL SPORTS II (2 credit hours)
This course prepares the prospective teacher in rules, boundaries, instructional strategies and psychomotor skills.  To develop and apply skills to golf, handball, and strength and conditioning.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
An upper-level course for a topic of special current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.
 
428. ADMINISTRATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT (3 credit hours)
This course is a series of discussions, lectures and case studies that assist students in application of the administrative theories, concepts, principles, and decision-making skills necessary for a successful career in exercise-related professions.

446. METHODS OF ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 credit hours)
Designed to meet state requirements for certification of elementary/middle school teachers.  The presentation of a sequentially developed program which will include the development of knowledge, physical skills and methods for teaching physical education.  Selected activities appropriate to the elementary students.  In addition 8-10 hours of selected practical experience.  Prerequisite: ED 316

449. METHODS OF SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 credit hours)
Methods of teaching secondary physical education activities.  Designed to meet requirements for certification of secondary school teachers.  Prerequisite: ED 316

 

ACTIVITY COURSES

 

 

106. BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING AND BODY CONDITIONING (1 credit hour)

 

 

 306. ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING AND BODY CONDITIONING (1 credit hour)  Prerequisite: HHP 106

 

437. CERTIFICATION IN SPORTS OFFICIATING (1-4 credit hours)
Methods and techniques of officiating selected sports.  West Virginia Secondary Activities Commission guidelines will be followed. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor

 

RECREATION THEORY

180. INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION SERVICE (3 credit hours)
This course considers the entire growing field of recreational service in the United States in terms of its historical and contemporary development; recreational activity as a social and economic force; and, the sectors and agencies of the field.
Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG 101

199. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
A lower-division course designed for a topic of current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

200. PROGRAM PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP (3 credit hours)
The theory and exploration of program planning in the various settings.  Policies and philosophies pertinent to the program area. Prerequisite: HHP 180 with a "C" or better and ENG 101 with a "C" or better.

280. RECREATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND LABORATORY TRAINING (3 credit hours)
Experience in recreation leadership; opportunities to work in the field of recreation under guidance (program planning, philosophy, problem solving and methods). 150 hours of supervised field experience.  Prerequisite: HHP 180.

281. INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC RECREATION (3 credit hours)
Designed to instruct functional workers in the adaptation of various recreational activities for the atypical and aging. Emphasis on the principles of therapeutic recreational service and the methods of adapting recreational experience to those who are mentally ill, physically handicapped, retarded or temporarily disabled as a result of accident, surgery or illness. Lecture and field trips.

285. COMMUNITY RECREATION (2 credit hours)
A survey of the development of individual, school, and community recreation programs.

289. PRACTICUM IN RECREATION (3 credit hours)
Classroom and directed experience in camp leadership, campcraft, outdoor education programming, camp maintenance and the natural sciences. 150 hours of supervised field experience.  Prerequisite: HHP 200, 280 and 285 with a "C" or better in each course.  For recreation majors only.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
A lower-division course designed for a topic of special current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

304. HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF LEISURE (3 credit hours)
An examination of the historical and philosophical foundations of leisure.  A variety of leisure theories and philosophies are presented and critiqued.  Prerequisite: HHP 200, 280 and 285 with a "C" or better in each course or by written permission of instructor.

360. MANAGEMENT OF LEISURE SERVICES (3 credit hours)
This class explores management theory and its application to the leisure-service industry including, human resource management, leadership styles, principles of financing and bedgeting.  Prerequisite: HHP 180, 200, 280, and 285 with a "C" or better in each course or by written permission of instructor.

370. OUTDOOR EDUCATION AND CAMP LEADERSHIP (3 credit hours)
This course develops the essential skills necessary for running outdoor activities, camps, and programs.  Students will also learn skills for employment as camp counselors, recreational activity directors, and related jobs in various outdoor settings.  Participation and planning of outdoor leisure activities is required.  Prerequiste: HHP 180, 200, 280, 285 with a "C" or better in each course or by written permission of instructor.

380. CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN LEISURE (3 credit hours)
A comprehensive, issues-based examination of current trends in leisure and recreation service provision.  Prerequisite:
HHP 180 with a "C" or better.

386. RESORT AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION (3 credit hours)
An introduction course in commercial recreation, which will introduce students to the history, organizational patterns, and management practices in the field.  Students will become familiar with the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association and "Standards of Practice and Certification Guidelines."

399. Special Topics (1-3 credit hours)
An upper-level course for a topic of special current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

401. PLANNING RECREATION PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS (3 credit hours)
The course will relate the application of program planning to the physically handicapped, mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, developmentally disabled, penally incarcerated and aging.  Prerequisites: HHP 327 and HHP 281 and 329.

404. POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES IN RECREATION (4 credit hours)
A foundation of basic information and an overview of all aspects of organizing and managing a recreation service.Prerequisite: HHP 280.

407. INTERNSHIP IN RECREATION (6 credit hours)
The student will spend one semester working (400-480 hours) with the administrative staff of an existing recreation agency where he or she will assist and take part in planning staff meetings, budgets, in-service training, etc.Prerequisite: HHP 404.

408. LEISURE EDUCATION AND COUNSELING (3 credit hours)
The course will prepare students to work with individuals and groups, helping them to assess their leisure interests, attitudes, behavior and skills.

460. RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN PARKS, LEISURE, AND RECREAION (3 credit hours)
This course introduces various quanitative and qualitative techniques and methods used in recreation and leisure research including the development of program evaluation.  Prerequisite: HHP 360, 386, 370, 380, and 304 or by written permission of instructor.

490. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (1 credit hour)
This class will provide professional development assistance to students getting ready to complete their internship the following summer.  It will also serve as the capstone class for recreation majors to present their final recreation portfolios.  Successful completion of this course is required before students may enroll in HHP 407.  Prerequisite: Taken in the semester before HHP 407 (Recreation majors only. Written permission of Instructor only.)

499. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
An upper division course designed for a topic of special current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

 

TOURISM SPECIALIZATION

170. INTRODUCTION TO TRAVEL AND TOURISM (3 credits)
This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the concepts, methods and practices of travel and tourism. 

199. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
A lower division course designed for a topic of current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

250. SPECIAL INTEREST TOURISM (3 credit hours)
The class is an exploration of customized tourist experiences that satisfy specific individual interests.  A sample of special interest topics covered are adventure tourism, ecotourism, sex tourism, sports tourism, the 'gay' market, the 'grey' market, back-packing , health tourism, rural tourism, dance music tourism, and cultural tourism.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
A lower division course designed for a toic of special current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

390. CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WORKPLACE ETIQUETTE (3 credit hours)
This class introduces the importance of developing customer service skills and proper workplace etiquette in the tourism industry. Development of a program beyond the classroom setting will be required.  Prerequisite: HHP 180 with a "C" or better.

395. TOURISM, CONVENTIONS AND EVENT MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course provides the fundamentals of event management.  Development of or volunteering for a local tourism event will be required beyond the classroom experience.  Prerequisite: HHP 180, 200, 360 with a "C" or better in each course.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
An upper level course for a topic of special current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

470. MARKETING IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM (3 credit hours)
This class includes the application of the principles, practices, and strategies of marketing as they relate to the tourism industry. Prerequisite: HHP 180. 

480.  SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
Sustainable development is an approach to resource use that strives to satisfy human needs and economic development while preserving the environment such that future generations do not inherit a degraded natural world.

 

SPORTS STUDIES

140. SPORTS HISTORY (2 credit hours)
This course will examine the development of competition in the human condition from its inception, into organized forms of sport, to the highly developed enterprise that has emerged in contemporary times.  Observations of the influence of culture and history on this development are central to the presentation and content of this course.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
A lower division course designed for a topic of current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

220. COACHING METHODOLOGY I (2 credit hours)
This course provides an introductory examination.  Learning and practice of the coaching profession including philosophy development, practice planning, communication, and safety concerns.  This course serves as an entry level coaching course and is an additional required course in several states for individuals to coach at the high school level.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be certified by the NFHS.  This course is not sufficient alone to coach sports at the middle or high school levels in the state of West Virginia.  Prerequisite: HHP 140 and PSY 151 or SOC 101 with a "C" or better in each course.

340. ENERGY SOURCE AND BODY COMPOSITION (3 CREDIT HOURS)
 This course examines the metabolic requirements needed for a variety of physical  activity as well as the impact that physical activity, training, and scientifically directed butrition can have one one's body composition and human performance.  Prerequisite: BIO 210 and HHP 327 (HHP 327 and 340 can be taken concurrently)

350. RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to be an introductory experience for the research consumer as well as the research producer in the health sciences.  This course emphasizes developing conceptual understanding of using the scientific method as a means of problem solving, both as a critical customer and as an entry-level researcher.  Prerequisite: Senior standing.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credit hours)
An upper level course for a topic of special current interest, including televised courses.  Prerequisite: As stated for each offering.

400. EXERCISE TESTING (3 credit hours)
This is a lab experience course taken concurrently or after HHP 327 and 430.  Labs will be designed to reinforce knowledge/skills taught in HHP 327 and 430 courses.  Students will be given the opportunity to practice coach/athlete trainer/client interaction during the course. Prerequisite: HHP 327 or currently enrolled; and enrolled in HHP 430.

420. SPORTS LAW AND ETHICS (3 credit hours)
Ethical theories along with negligence law, contract law, and constitutional law as they apply to sport and sport governance will be discussed.  As a result of completion of this course, the student will be aware of their individual obligation, responsibilities, and their decision-making and ethical moral judgment.  Prerequisite: ENG 102 and Junior standing.

430. DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMS (3 credit hours)
Key concepts developed in this course include the components of physical fitness, and how to analyze and creatively design fitness programs that apply neuromuscular and cardio respiratory physiological knowledge in the administration of pre-season, in-season, and off-season programs for a variety of athletic teams at different levels of competition.  In addition, creative program design will be conducted addresssing concerns with adolescents, elderly populations, and indiiduals suffering from chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, COPD, and cancer.  Prerequisite: BIO 210 and HHP 327 with a "C" or better in each course.

440.  COACHING METHODOLGYII (2 credit hours)
This course serves as the capstone course for the Bronze Level Coaching Education Program in place nationally by the American Sports Education Program.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be certified Bronze Level (Highest Level) of coaching achievement as set forth by the American Sport Education Program.  Furthermore, at the completion of this course, students will be eligible to coach middle school and/or high school athletics in the state of West Virginia.  All students in this course are  subject to background checks if they apply for coaching positions upon completion.  Prerequisite: HHP 140, 220, PSY 151, SOC 101, HHP 331, 327 with a "C" or better in each course.

450. INTERNSHIP IN SPORTS STUDIES (12 credit hours)
This course serves as a capstone opportunity for the senior level Sports Studies student to apply cognitive, psychomotor, and affective competencies learned throughout their studies within the Sports Studies Program.  Each student will work and learn with an existing sports business, sports education/instructional program or sports team in the surrounding community. (480 clock hours).  Prerequisite: Student must have completed all course work within the designed Sports Studies Curriculum with grades of "C" or better in all courses.  With special permission, the student may be taking no more than two courses to complete their degree while completing their internship.


 
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowHHP Projects

Projects

Active Kidz
Active Kidz is a program created at West Virginia State University which is a health and wellness program which promotes exercise and can be placed on a cd upon request.

"All Saints Day" is an activity that takes place in October and is sponsored by the HHP Department Majors club with community churches.

Tobacco Free Yellow Jackets is an organization aimed at promoting a smoke-free campus. This organization is open to all students. If interested, please contact Ms. Patricia King at 304-766-3232 or Mrs. Sherrod at 304-766-3164.

image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowMission Statement & Philosophy

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Recreation Service Program at West Virginia State University is to prepare students and graduates with the knowledge and skills to assume positions delivering leisure programs to communities, health organizations, schools, non-profit agencies, and businesses.  The Department also promotes the concept of life-long healthy living through positive health, life time survival skills, and wellness and fitness practices among students, faculty, staff and the community.
 

Philosophy

The philosophy that is the foundation of the Recreation Service Degree Program focuses on the utilization of leisure as a resource to assist community agencies, families, individual schools, and others in developing a healthy, fulfilling and balanced lifestyle.  Students take course work which provides them opportunities to learn skills in planning and programming, leadership and management, marketing and evaluation, which enable them to become effective recreation professionals.

Faculty & Staff

Debra
Debra  Anderson-Conliffe
Program Director of Physical Education
Phone: (304) 766-3237
andersonde@wvstateu.edu
Oree
Oree  Banks
Associate Professor
Phone: (304) 766-3231
obanks@wvstateu.edu
Ms. Lindsey Good
Ms. Lindsey  Good
Program Director of Health Sciences
Phone: (304) 766-3233
lgood5@wvstateu.edu
Patricia
Patricia  King
Assistant Professor
Phone: (304) 766-3232
kingpr@wvstateu.edu
Dr. Steven
Dr. Steven  Richards
Program Director of Recreation
Phone: (304) 766-3003
srichards@wvstateu.edu
Dr. Aaron
Dr. Aaron  Settle
Program Director of Sports Studies
Phone: (304) 766-3367
asettle1@wvstateu.edu
Mrs. Terri Sherrod
Mrs. Terri  Sherrod
Program Assistant I
Phone: (304) 766-3164
sherrodt@wvstateu.edu
Student in health class smiling
Dr. Aaron
Dr. Aaron  Settle
Program Director of Sports Studies
N148 A
Phone: (304) 766-3367
asettle1@wvstateu.edu

Ms. Lindsey Good, MS, ATC
Fleming Hall  N155
Phone: (304) 766-3233
E-mail: lgood5@wvstateu.edu

Dr. S. Richards
Fleming Hall  N156
Phone: (304) 766-3003
E-mail: srichards@wvstateu.edu

 
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