Department of Health, Human Performance and Sport Management

Fribrough Hall, Room 506, (501) 569-3523, (501) 569-3237 (fax), Website, View/Download PDF Version

Interim Chairperson:
Jacobson, William, Professor

Program Coordinator:

Prince, Bennie

Professor:
McGee, Newman E.

Assistant Professors:
Ha, Jae-Pil
Kanekar, Amar
White, Gannon

Instructors:
Copeland, Nita J.
Finley, Britney A.
Knight, Laurie V.
Snyder, Janea L.
Wright, Rusty

Overview of Health, Human Performance and Sport Management Degrees:

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Sport Management degree programs are designed to educate students as health professionals in community health agencies, health maintenance organizations, business and industry, wellness programs, and also to prepare students to enter graduate programs. Students may also earn a K-12 teaching licensure in Physical Education and Health.
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General Information

We know that healthy living isn’t just a trending buzzword – it’s rooted in scientific study, mastery of technical concepts, and practical application. In the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management, we provide a solid foundation of knowledge for you to build upon. Here’s how:

  • Our faculty members are committed to providing students with a well-rounded educational experience that is achieved through curriculum, research, and service projects.
  • Our talented instructors provide students with an excellent blend of scientific and technical proficiency, while incorporating an individualized learning experience.
  • Our students receive an indispensable education from classroom lectures as well as hands-on experience.

We offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as special programs such as leisure science fitness courses and an add on coaching endorsement for other content teacher candidates at UALR pursuing their license and individuals who already have their teaching license.


Admission Requirements

Students who select Health Education and Promotion or K-12 Health & PE as a major must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or greater. The K-12 Health & PE licensure program requires overall cumulative grade point average of 2.75.


BS K-12 Health and Physical Education (licensure program)

The K-12 Health and Physical Education licensure program prepares students to become licensed teachers in the area of Physical Education and Health K-12. Students earning this degree will also complete the courses necessary to obtain a K-12 coaching endorsement. Licensure Requirements for this program can be found under Secondary Teacher Licensure in this catalog. Please contact the Health, Human Performance & Sport Management department at (501) 569-3523 for advising as early as possible to reduce any possible delays in progress toward this degree.


BS in Health Education and Promotion

This course of study is designed to prepare students as health professionals in community health agencies, health maintenance organizations, as well as business and industry wellness programs. It is also designed to assist the entry-level health educator in taking the National Health Education Credentialing examination. This degree requires a minor course of study.

This degree is offered in either face-to-face or online course delivery modalities. For information concerning our online Bachelor of Sciences emphasis in Health Education and Promotion degree call (501) 569-3523.


Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)

See page 25 for requirement details.

Second Language Proficiency (none required)
Major (67 hours)
Area Requirements (8 hours)

    HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science
    PSYC 2340 Statistics and Methods
    HHPS 1101 Dieting & Weight Control
    or HHPS 1102 Substance Abuse & Addiction
    or HHPS 1103 Smoking Cessation
    or HHPS 1104 Stress Management
    or One hour LESC course

Major Requirements (50 hours)
    HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science (or)
    BIOL 1411 or 1412 Anatomy and Physiology (or)
    BIOL 2401 Microbiology
Professional Area Requirements (37)
    EHHPS 1370 Personal Health
    HHPS 2303 Theory & Practice of Health Education
    HHPS 2374 Family Life and Sex Education
    HHPS 3320 History of Health and Physical Education
    HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
    HHPS 3374 Community Health Agencies
    HHPS 3377 Drug Education K-12
    HHPS 3401 Nutrition
    HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness & Lifestyle
    HHPS 4371 Health Education Concepts & Applications
    HHPS 4373 Controversial Issues in Health Education
    HHPS 4376 Mental Health Education
    HHPS 4378 Organization & Administration of Health Education
    HHPS 4379 Methods & Techniques of Teaching Health Education
    HHPS 4380 Health Education Program Evaluation
    HHPS 4382 Cultural Competencies
Professional Area Requirements (9 hours)
    HHPS 4381 Health Sciences Seminar
    HHPS 4695 Internship in Health Education (to be completed during student’s last semester)
Minor (12-29 hours—typical minor requires 18)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.


Bachelor of Science K-12 Health and Physical Education

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)

See page 25 for requirement details.

Second Language Proficiency (none required)
Major (63 hours)
Area Requirements (8 hours)
    HHPS 3401 Nutrition
    HHPS 2374 Family Life and Sex Education
    HHPS 1 hour course
Major Requirements (46 hours)
    HHPS 2372 Care and Prevention of Injuries
    HHPS 3211 Health and Safety in Early Childhood
    HHPS 3212 Teaching Individual Sports II
    HHPS 3222 Teaching Team Sports II
    HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology
    HHPS 3310 Coaching Theory/Methodology
    HHPS 3330 Teaching K -6 Physical Education
    HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
    HHPS 3377 Drug Education K-12
    HHPS 3402 Structural Kinesiology (prerequisite: HHPS 3412 or BIOL 1411)
    HHPS 3410 Biomechanics of Human Movement
    HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science
    HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness and Lifestyle
    HHPS 4340 Adaptive Physical Ed. K-12
    HHPS 4350 Methods & Techniques of Teaching Physical Ed 6-12 (prerequisite: HHPS 3210, 3220, 3310, 3320)
    HHPS 4379 Methods & Techniques of Teaching Health Education
    HHPS 4384 Motor Development
Major Teaching Requirement required for exit portfolio ( 13 hours)
    HHPS 3210 Teaching Individual I
    HHPS 3220 Teaching Team I
    HHPS 3310 Coaching Theory
    HHPS 3320 History of Health and Physical Education
    HHPS 4350 Teaching Methods of PE 6-12 (Capstone course)

Required licensure courses. Students will not be able to get into these courses without passing CORE exams and HHPS Teacher Coordinator approval.

Minor (18 hours)
    SCED 3210 Instructional Skills and Assessment **
    SCED 3110 Instructional Skills Practicum **
    SCED 4321 Teaching Diverse Adolescents **
    SCED 4122 Adolescent Diversity Practicum **
    SCED 4123 Adolescents with Special Needs **
    SCED 4124 Classroom Management **
    TCED 4600 Student Teaching **
    SCED 4330 Reflective Teaching **

**CORE ALL TEST (Reading, Writing, & Math) #5751 must be passed before enrolling in SCED or TCED courses. GPA of 2.75 is required for admission to the education program. PRAXIS II and PLT must be passed prior to graduating.

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.


Minor in Health Sciences

The minor in Health Sciences is designed for students interested in health education. This minor requires 18 credit hours which should include the following courses:

    HHPS 1370 Personal Health
    HHPS 3401 Nutrition,
    or HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness, and Lifestyle,
    or HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology
    HHPS 3377 Drug Education K-12
    or HHPS 4373 Controversial Issues in Health Education
    HHPS 4382 Cultural Competency
    HHPS 4376 Mental Health Education
    or HHPS 4371 Health Education Concepts and Applications
    HHPS 3374 Community Health Agencies
    or HHPS 4378 Organization and Administration of Health
    Education Programs

Minor in Health and Exercise Science (Select 18 Hours)

    HHPS 2330 Intro to Sport Management **
    HHPS 3422 Exercise, Wellness and Lifestyle
    HHPS 3211 Health & Safety in Early Childhood **
    HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology **
    HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
    HHPS 3377 Drug Ed K-12
    HHPS 3401 Nutrition
    HHPS 3402 Kinesiology **
    HHPS 3410 Biomechanics **
    HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science
    HHPS 4379 Methods/Tech of Teaching HLED
    HHPS 4384 Motor Development **

**Health Education & Promotion majors can only choose non major courses that have been indicated by a **


Minor in Sport Management

Sport Management, is an interdisciplinary field of study which emphasizes a broad understanding of both sport and business. The Sport Management minor encourages the development of this interdisciplinary knowledge base and provides the students with the practical skills necessary for successful careers in management, promotion, administration, marketing, organizing and leading a sport business or organization. This minor requires 18 credit hours which should include the following courses:

Sport Management Minor Prerequisite Course (3 credits)
    HHPS 2330 – Introduction to Sport Management
Sport Management Minor Required Core Courses (15 credits)
Select 15 credits (5 courses) from the following list:
    HHPS 3330 Governance and Management of Sport
    Organization
    HHPS 3331 Legal and Ethical Issues in the Sport Industry
    HHPS 3332 Sport Facility and Event Management
    HHPS 3334 Sports Marketing Management
    HHPS 3335 Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry
    HHPS 4399/5399 Special Topics

Arkansas Coaching Endorsement information

Students wishing to coach athletics in the State of Arkansas must obtain a K-12 Coaching Endorsement from the Arkansas Department of Education.

All individuals enrolled in teacher licensure programs who wish to coach, will have to wait until completion of their degree program and until they have received an initial teaching license.
Students who have teaching licensures from another subject area who complete the coaching endorsement course of study and successfully complete Praxis #0095 coaching will meet requirements for an Arkansas coaching endorsement.

The B.S. in K-12 Heath and Physical Education offered in the Department of Health,Human Performance & Sport Management includes all required courses necessary for the Coaching Endorsement.

After obtaining an Arkansas Teaching Licensure, students may then add the K-12 Coaching Endorsement by contacting the HHPS Teaching Coordinator and to be admitted to the program of study.

    HHPS 2372 Care & Prevention of Injuries
    HHPS 3302 Exercise Physiology
    HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
    HHPS 3210 Individual Sports
    HHPS 3402 Structural Kinesiology *instructor approval
    HHPS 3310 Coaching Theory
    HHPS 3330 Teaching Methods of Physical Education Pk-6
    HHPS 4350\5350 Methods of Teaching Physical Education 6-12
Licensure

Praxis II: # 5095 Physical Education: Content and Design


Leisure Science Program: (LESC)

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Sport Management offers 1 hr leisure science fitness courses to help students to develop appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of the importance of exercise in daily living.

Leisure science fitness courses a enable students to develop a satisfactory level of skill in leisure time activities. Emphasis is placed on developing an individual lifetime activity program to improve health-related fitness components.


Courses in Health, Human Performance & Sport Management (HHPS)

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