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Essential Studies

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Mission - Recreation

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

Student Learning Outcomes - Recreation

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

Mission - Physical Education

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

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

To meet the mission of the Physical Education Teacher Education program, the following National Standards for Initial Physical Education Teacher Education will be utilized:

  • Physical Education teacher candidates will know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will by physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health-enhancing fitness as delineated in the S.H.A.P.E. American Physical Education National Standards.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will be able to pan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will use assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform decisions about instruction.
  • Physical Education teacher candidates will demonstrate disposition essential to becoming effective professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes - Physical Education

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

Mission - Health Education

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

To meet the mission of the Health Education Teacher Education Program, the following Health Education Teacher Preparation Standards will be utilized. Health Education Teacher Education candidates will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a health literate educator.
  • Assess needs to determine priorities for school health education.
  • Plan effective comprehensive school health education curricula and programs.
  • Implement health education instruction.
  • Assess student learning.
  • Plan and coordinate a school health education program.
  • Serve as a resource person in health education.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and school health education.

Learning Outcomes - Health Education

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

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

A student must complete the Essential Studies requirements, the following core requirements, and one of the options listed below. Consultation with an advisor is recommended to help plan the sequencing of classes.

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 234 Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management 3
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 333 Leadership in Recreation* 3
HPER 335 Organization and Administration of HPER 3
HPER 337 Recreation for Diverse Populations 3
HPER 437 Legal Aspects of Sports & Recreation 3
HPER 440 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER 449 Event and Facility Management 3
HPER 490 Internship 3
MGMT 230  Principles of Management 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
     
Total hours 32
*Requires a prerequisite

Exercise Science Option
The Exercise Science option within the Sport Management degree is a nationally recognized program by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Students who complete the Sport Management/Exercise Science degree will be prepared to take the Strength and Conditioning and/or Personal Training certification exam administered by the NSCA.

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 447 Nutrition for Sport and Wellness 3
HPER 209 Advanced Fitness Activities* 3
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology 3
HPER 336 Fitness Evaluation & Exercise Prescription* 3
HPER 429 Motor Movement 3
HPER 439/439L Biomechanics of Sports & Lab* 3
HPER 442 Aquatics and Water Safety* 3
HPER 454 Principles of Personal Training* 3
     
     
Total hours 56
*Requires a prerequisite

Students interested in entering into graduate programs in Exercise Science are recommended to complete the following courses in addition to the program above:

Recommended Essential Studies courses: MATH 232, BIOL 138/138L, BIOL 139/139L

Recommended elective courses: PSYC 131, BIOL 340/340L, BIOL 342/342L

Community and Adventure Recreation Option

Number Course Title Hours
  Core Requirements 32
HPER 102 Shooting Activities 3
AGRI 235 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
GEOS 137 Environmental Geology 3
HPER 120 Outdoor Activities 3
HPER 221 Recreation Programming 3
HPER 442 Aquatics and Water Safety* 3
HPER 436 Adventure Based Learning 3
     
     
Total hours 53
*Requires a prerequisite

Sport Leadership Option

Number Course Title Hours
  Core Requirements 32
HPER 220 Theory of Coaching 2
HPER 336 Fitness Evaluation & Exercise Prescription* 3
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology 3
HPER 421 Philosophical & Psychological Foundations of Sport* 2
HPER 439/439L Biomechanics of Sports & Lab* 3
HPER 453 Sports Officiating* 3
FCS 447 Nutrition for Sport and Wellness 3
  Electives in Coaching** 6
     
     
Total hours 57

*Requires a prerequisite

**HPER 321, 322, 323, 423, 424, 425, 426

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

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education Requirements for a Secondary Endorsement. This includes achieving minimum required scores on Praxis I and completion of CSC required Praxis II exam. Students pursuing this major must complete HPER 233 as the Personal and Social Responsibilities Essential Studies requirement (SLO #11).

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 108 Fitness Activities 3
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & PE 2
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology & Lab 3
HPER 236 Health Topics 3
HPER 325 Teaching Individual & Dual Sports 3
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 335 Organization and Administration of HPER 3
HPER 336 Fitness Evaluation & Exercise Prescription* 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
HPER 422 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education 3
HPER 427 Rhythmic Movement 2
HPER 428 Curriculum in Health Education 3
HPER 429 Motor Movement 3
HPER 431 Community & Environmental Health* 3
HPER 432 Tests & Measurements in Physical Education 3
HPER 435 Curriculum Planning in Physical Education 3
HPER 436 Adventure Based Learning 3
HPER 439/439L Biomechanics of Sports & Lab* 3
HPER 441 Coordinated School Health* 3
HPER 442 Aquatics and Water Safety* 3
     
Total hours 57
*Requires a Prerequisite

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

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education Requirements, including EDUC 431C Special Methods. This includes achieving minimum required scores on Praxis I and completion of CSC required Praxis II exam.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 108 Fitness Activities 3
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & Physical Education 2
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology 3
HPER 325 Teaching Individual & Dual Sports 3
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 335 Organization and Administration of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
HPER 422 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education 3
HPER 427 Rhythmic Movement 2
HPER 429 Motor Movement 3
HPER 432 Test & Measurements in Physical Education 3
HPER 439/439L Biomechanics of Sports & Lab* 3
     
Total hours 33
*Requires a Prerequisite

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

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education Requirements. This includes achieving minimum required scores on Praxis I and completion of CSC required Praxis II exam.

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
HPER 108 Fitness Activities 3
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & Physical Education 2
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology 3
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 233 Personal Health and Wellness 3
HPER 236 Health Topics 3
HPER 335 Organization and Administration of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 336 Fitness Evaluation & Exercise Prescription* 3
HPER 428 Curriculum in Health Education 3
HPER 431 Community & Environmental Health* 3
HPER 441 Coordinate School Health Programs 3
     
Total hours 34
*Requires a Prerequisite

Prior to selecting this major, contact the certification officer at Chadron State College. The office is located in the Education Department of the Old Administration Building room 117 or by calling 308-432-6032.

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

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education Requirements. This includes achieving minimum required scores on Praxis I and completion of CSC required Praxis II exam.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 108 Fitness Activities 3
HPER 122 Foundations of Health & Physical Education 2
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology 3
HPER 325 Teaching Individual & Dual Sports 3
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 422 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education 3
HPER 427 Rhythmic Movement 2
HPER 429 Motor Movement 3
HPER 432 Test & Measurements in Physical Education 3
HPER 435 Curriculum Planning in Physical Education & Health 3
HPER 436 Adventure Based Learning 3
HPER 439/439L Biomechanics of Sports & Lab*

3

HPER 442 Aquatics and Water Safety*

3

Total hours 36
*Requires a Prerequisite

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Middle Level Education Academic Area in Health and Physical Education (Grades 5-9)

The student must complete the following program in addition to 24 credit hours in one of the Core Academic Areas, the Professional Education requirements and the Essential Studies program. This includes achieving minimum required scores on Praxis I and completion of CSC required Praxis II exam. Students pursuing this major must complete HPER 233 as the SLO #11 Essential Studies requirement.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology 3
HPER 325 Teaching Individual and Dual Sports 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
HPER 422 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education 3
HPER 428 Curriculum in Health Education 3
HPER 429 Motor Movement 3
HPER 432 Tests & Measurements in Physical Education 3
HPER 435 Curriculum Planning in Physical Education 3
Total hours 24

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Supplemental Endorsement in Coaching (7-12)

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

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 220 Theory & Principles of Coaching 2
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 335 Organization and Administration of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 421 Philosophical and Psychological Foundation of Sport* 2
HPER 437 Legal Aspects of Sport & Recreation 3
HPER 440 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER 449 Event and Facility Management 3
HPER 453 Sports Officiating* 3
HPER 490 Internship 3
  Electives in Coaching** 6
Total hours 30

*Requires a Prerequisite

**HPER 321, 322, 323, 423, 424, 425, 426

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Areas of Concentration - Elementary Education

The student must complete the following program (with a minimum GPA 2.50) in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education Requirements for Elementary Education. This includes achieving minimum required scores on Praxis I and completion of CSC required Praxis II exam.

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 236 Health Topics 3
HPER 325 Teaching Individual and Dual Sports 3
HPER 339 Theory of Physical Education K-8 3
     
Total hours 9

*Requires a Prerequisite

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Minors in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Exercise Science

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 209 Advanced Fitness Activities* 3
HPER 232 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology 3
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 336 Fitness Evaluation & Exercise Prescription* 3
HPER 429 Motor Movement 3
HPER 439/439L Biomechanics of Sports & Lab* 3
HPER 454 Principles of Personal Training* 3
     
Total hours 20
*Requires a Prerequisite

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Community and Adventure Recreation

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 120 Outdoor Activities 3
HPER 221 Camp Counseling 3
HPER 246 Introduction to Recreation 3
HPER 332 Safety & First Aid* 2
HPER 436 Adventure Based Learning 3
HPER 442 Aquatics and Water Safety* 3
HPER 449 Event and Facility Management 3
     
Total hours 20
*Requires a Prerequisite

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Sports Leadership

Number Course Title Hours
HPER 220 Theory & Principles of Coaching 2
HPER 335 Organization and Administration of HPER & Athletics 3
HPER 421* Philosophical and Psychological Foundation of Sport* 2
HPER 437* Legal Aspects of Sport & Recreation* 3
HPER 440 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER 453 Sports Officiating* 3
  Electives in Coaching** 4
Total hours 20

*Requires a Prerequisite

**HPER 321, 322, 323, 423, 424, 425, 426

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