Descriptions for Human Performance and Leisure Activities (HPL)
HPL 1000-2 Human Performance and Leisure Activities (1 + 2)
A wide variety of two-credit activity courses designed for the interests of the general student body. These courses do not serve the needs of Human Performance, Sport and Leisure Studies majors. May be repeated for credit as course title changes.
HPL 1010-2 Swim Level I (1 + 2)
This course is designed for the nonswimmer and novice swimmer. Instruction and practice in basic water skills to make the student water-safe and "at home" in the aquatic environment.
HPL 1020-2 Swim Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: student must be able to jump into deep water, level off and swim 25 consecutive yards of the front crawl
This course will develop each student's skill level in the crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, backcrawl and butterfly. Breathing techniques will be mastered in each stroke. The student's ability to float and tread water will also be a topic of instruction. An understanding and respect for the water and its surroundings will be emphasized in the "safety precautions" portion of the course.
HPL 1030-2 Swim Conditioning (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: knowledge and skill in the basic swimming strokes
This course is designed to improve the student's cardiovascular fitness through lap swimming.
HPL 1040-2 Water Exercise (1 + 2)
A water exercise conditioning program designed to improve and maintain fitness by improving aerobic capacity; increasing flexibility and range of movement; toning major muscles and controlling weight. Swimming ability is not required for participation.
HPL 1060-2 Lifeguard Training (1 + 2)
Prerequisites: student must have strong intermediate swimming skills and must have, or acquire, current American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Adult CPR Certificate (or equivalents)
This course provides the minimum skill training for a person to quality as a nonsurf lifeguard.
HPL 1080-2 Scuba Pool and Lecture (1 + 2)
Prerequisites: student must be able to swim a minimum of 200 yards and tread/float for 10 minutes
This course covers basic instruction and skills in both snorkeling and scuba diving. Successful completion of this course will qualify the student for open-water certification dives.
HPL 1090-2 Scuba Open Water Certification (1 + 2 )
Prerequisite: student must have completed HPL 1080 within last six months
This course covers both basic and advanced instruction and skills for snorkeling and scuba diving. Successful completion of this course will qualify the student for Open Water Diver Certification.
HPL 1130-2 Ballet Level I (1 + 2)
This course is designed for adults with minimal or no experience. Basic steps, positions, and movements required in classical ballet will be taught, stressing correct placement based on anatomy and physical laws of motion.
HPL 1140-2 Ballet Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1130
This course is designed for adults with some dance experience. Center work is stressed with more intricate combination pattern. Performance quality within the style is emphasized.
HPL 1150-2 Ballroom Dance (1 + 2)
This course provides instruction and practice in ballroom dance with a focus on traditional dances. Dance mixers and ice breakers will also be included in this class.
HPL 1160-2 Jazz Level I (1 + 2)
This course is designed to teach fundamental techniques of jazz dance for physical fitness and health, to build endurance, figure control, and strength; to aid the student with movement and introduce them to an exciting dance experience.
HPL 1170-2 Jazz Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1160 or permission of instructor
This course is designed for the student who has a basic jazz background. Isolation warm-ups and center work will be challenged and movement combinations lengthened. Performance quality will be stressed.
HPL 1180-2 Modern Dance I (1 + 2)
This course is designed for the student with minimal or no dance experience. A basic movement foundation stressing placement, strength, stretch and coordination will be included to increase physical awareness.
HPL 1190-2 Modern Dance II (1 + 2)
Prerequisites: HPL 1140, HPL 1160, HPL 1180, or equivalent, or permission of instructor
This course is designed for the student with a basic dance background. Placement, centering, strength and coordination will be stressed. Performance quality will be developed.
HPL 1200-2 Modern Dance and Jazz Dance Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisites: HPL 1160, HPL 1180 or permission of instructor
This course is designed to bring the student to an intermediate level in jazz and modern dance techniques. This class should not be taken without prior dance experience.
HPL 1210-2 Improvisation and Choreography (1 + 2)
This course will explore movement through creative problem solving and is organized into sequences to express a variety of themes.
HPL 1220-2 Repertory Choreography (1 + 2)
Prerequisites: minimum of one semester of HPL 1130 and HPL 1180 or equivalent experience or permission or instructor
This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to experience dance at a professional level, participating in regular rehearsals and various other aspects of producing a dance performance.
HPL 1230-2 Square and Folk Dance (1 + 2)
Square and folk dance activities provide an opportunity to learn meaningful movement activities, as well as develop lifetime psychomotor skills that can be used to obtain recreational and fitness objectives.
HPL 1240-2 Tap Dance I (1 + 2)
This dance course is designed to provide an introduction to tap dance activities, as well as the physical, social and emotional benefits derived from regular participation in such an activity.
HPL 1250-2 Tap Dance II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1240 or permission of instructor
This course is designed to provide advanced techniques and skills in tap dancing. It is designed primarily for the student who has had some previous experience in basic tap dance and wishes to acquire additional skills and proficiency in the activity.
HPL 1260-2 Country Western Dance (1 + 2)
Country Western Dance offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of various contemporary dances, as well as develop the confidence and motor skills necessary to enhance psychomotor dance performance.
HPL 1320-2 Badminton (1 + 2)
This is a course intended for the beginner to intermediate player. The course covers individual skills, rules and strategies.
HPL 1330-2 Golf I (1 + 2)
This is a course designed for the beginning golfer. The course covers individual skills and rules. Range practice is conducted on the outdoor fields.
HPL 1340-2 Golf II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1330 or adequate playing ability
This course is designed for the student with prior experience in golf. The course will include review of fundamentals and advanced skills. Range practice is conducted on the outdoor fields.
HPL 1350-2 Tennis Level I (1 + 2)
This course is designed for beginning players who are below 2.5 USTA rating. Skills, strategy and rules at the introductory level are presented.
HPL 1360-2 Tennis Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1350 or permission of instructor
This is a course for the player who is above 2.5 USTA rating and/or has had a level I course. Intermediate skills and strategies are presented.
HPL 1370-2 Tennis Level III (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1360 or permission of instructor
This is a course for the advanced player above 3.5 USTA rating. In-depth strategy and skill development are presented.
HPL 1380-2 Racquetball Level I (1 + 2)
This course is designed to introduce the student to racquetball as a recreational sport and develop the skills, knowledge and sportsmanship appropriate to participate in this activity.
HPL 1390-2 Racquetball Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1380 or permission of instructor
This course is designed to improve the skills and enhance the strategies of the beginning level player. Time is devoted to the perfecting of shots and shot selection along with court strategy.
HPL 1400-2 Fencing (1 + 2)
This course is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of beginning fencing.
HPL 1410-2 Ski, Cross-Country or Snowboard (1 + 2)
This course is taught at a nearby ski area. Lessons are presented by the area's instructional staff in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding. Instruction for beginners to advanced students is given.
HPL 1420-2 Gymnastics (1 + 2)
This is a basic course in gymnastics offered to those who desire to learn fundamental skills in either men's or women's Olympic events.
HPL 1450-2 Backpacking and Camping (1 + 2)
This is a course that combines lectures and a weekend backpacking trip where the student will learn where to go, how to dress, the type of equipment needed, how to feed him/herself and others, as well as learning wilderness ethics.
HPL 1540-2 Volleyball I (1 + 2)
This course is designed for the beginning player in volleyball. The course covers skills, team play, and rules. Intermediate-level players may be included.
HPL 1550-2 Volleyball II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1540 or adequate playing experience
This course is designed for students with prior volleyball experience, either from HPL 1540 or outside competitive participation.
HPL 1570-2 Soccer (1 + 2)
This course is designed to introduce the beginner to the fundamentals of the game of soccer: kicking, control, passing, dribbling, throw-ins, heading, charging, tackling and goalkeeping, as well as basic strategy and knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game.
HPL 1580-2 Team Handball (1 + 2)
Individual skills of team handball will be taught and practiced. Offensive and defensive team strategies will be covered in this course.
HPL 1660-2 Tae Kwon Do Level I (1 + 2)
This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the Korean martial art of tae kwon do and how it may relate to personal health, physical conditioning and self defense.
HPL 1670-2 Tae Kwon Do Level II (1 + 2)
This course will give the intermediate and advanced martial arts student the opportunity to develop and perform their art for their own enjoyment and for the public.
HPL 1700-2 Personal Defense (1 + 2)
This course will teach self-defense skills designed for contemporary urban needs. Appropriate for women and men.
HPL 1750-2 Weight Training Level I (1 + 2)
This is a course designed to introduce the student, both male and female, to the proper conditioning programs for personal physical development.
HPL 1760-2 Weight Training Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1750 or permission of instructor
This is an advanced course for students with some previous skills and knowledge of weight training. It is designed to explore more techniques of lifting, as well as a deeper understanding of muscular hypertrophy.
HPL 1780-2 Step Aerobics (1 + 2)
This course is designed for the student with no prior experience in step aerobics. Basic stepping techniques and footwork, muscular endurance, muscular flexibility and muscular strength will be emphasized. Nutrition, injury prevention and basics of aerobic conditioning will be covered in lectures.
HPL 1790-2 Aerobics (1 + 2)
This course is designed as an introduction to a lifetime exercise program that can help the student develop cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. In addition to weekly activity sessions, students will receive basic information regarding healthy lifestyles. Students will be evaluated with both written and physical testing.
HPL 1810-2 Hip and Thigh Conditioning (1 + 2)
This course is designed to introduce the students to an exercise program that will develop muscular endurance and muscular strength, as well as flexibility. The course content will also include lectures on nutrition, basic anatomy, physiology, injury prevention and treatment.
HPL 1820-2 Stretch and Strength (1 + 2)
This course contains instruction on building strength and stretch, forming long, slender muscles. Proper stretching techniques and positions, along with methods of developing strength are covered. Sports injury prevention is emphasized in this course.
HPL 1830-2 Walk, Jog, Run (1 + 2)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the benefits of walking/jogging as a method of aerobic conditioning and how to use these exercises safely while promoting cardiovascular health.
HPL 1840-2 Hatha Yoga I (1 + 2)
This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the basic concepts and methodologies of Yoga according to the Sutras of Pantanjali and the guidelines of Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
HPL 1850-2 Hatha Yoga II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1840 or permission of instructor
This is a course for students who are already familiar with the content of Yoga I. Yoga II is an advanced course that uses pranayamas, meditation, and mudras to achieve the health and wellness benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine.
HPL 1870-2 Stress Management (1 + 2)
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the elements of stress-induced conditions, as well as provide a means by which students will become capable of effectively relieving stressful conditions.
HPL 1880-2 Tai Chi Level I (1 + 2)
This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the 25 basic movement forms and concepts of Tai Chi, an ancient form of Chinese physical exercise and mental concentration. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise
that provides practical application to movements in daily life with an emphasis on meditation, strength, flexibility and aerobic training.
HPL 1890-2 Tai Chi Level II (1 + 2)
Prerequisite: HPL 1880 or permission of instructor
This course is designed for students already familiar with the content of Tai Chi Level I. Tai Chi Level II completes the 108 movement forms and concepts begun in Tai Chi Level I and covers advanced movements through expanded amplitude, direction and complexity.
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