Study Human Movement and Performance at FSC and you’ll get a scientific, research-based foundation for understanding the inner workings of the human body and how it really moves.
Here, your courses and experiences will give you a keen understanding of the factors that impact human performance and how we can control those factors to achieve desired results.
We’re proud of the interactive environment we foster throughout the program. All of our classrooms and our Human Performance Lab feature the latest teaching technologies. Courses also let you apply your learning to real-world scenarios through labs, clinical experiences, research projects, study-abroad courses, internships, and numerous community-service projects
Your coursework for the major spans all aspects of human performance—from anatomy and physiology to nutrition and sports psychology. In these courses, you’ll learn the theory and you’ll master its practical applications through things like:
As an HMP major, you’ve got a number of organizations to support your interests and learning. We sponsor a chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, a national honors fraternity for people pursuing careers in human performance; as well as student groups affiliated with:
There are no limits to where you can get real-world, hands-on experience. Our students have interned at:
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Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HMP/PED 2585 CARE & PREVENTION OF INJURIES
Two hours. This course is designed to introduce students to the recognition and evaluation skills of common injuries and their subsequent prevention. Emphasis will be on immediate care given to traumatic sports-related injuries. Classroom theory and research will be combined with practical skills and applications to provide an inclusive base of knowledge.
HMP 2760 NUTRITION FOR PERFORMANCE
Two hours. The application of nutrition principles to improve health and enhance sport and physical activity performance. Gen Ed: Well
HMP/PED 3520 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
Four hours. This course examines the principles of motor development, including pre- and post-natal developmental stages, perceptual motor development, sensory development and basic motor skills. A practical understanding of the progression of these stages through the lifespan is explored through numerous activities and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences in the school system is a requirement, thus all students in this class MUST obtain proper fingerprint documentation from a local law enforcement agency.
HMP/PED 3560 FUNCTIONAL HUMAN MOVEMENT
Four hours. This course approaches human movement from a multiple-disciplinary perspective combining the broad tenets of kinesiology with a strong influence of biomechanical principles; the outcome is a practical understanding and working knowledge of how and why the human body moves, with emphasis placed on the internal and/or external forces that may be involved.
HMP/PED 3575 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Four hours. Same as BIO 3575. The effects of exercise on human physiological systems. Students will use didactic and psychomotor skills in a laboratory setting to reinforce physiological principles.
HMP 3735 SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
Two hours. Understanding and application of the mental aspects of human performance. This course is applicable to undergraduate physical education majors and minors, psychology majors and minors, coaching majors and minors, athletes interested in improving their performance and anyone interested in the psychology of sport and human performance.
HMP/PED 4510 FITNESS AND PRESCRIPTION
Four hours. Prerequisites: PED/HMP 2575 and SPM 2174 or permission of the instructor. Specific principles, concepts and theories of strength training and conditioning and their applications to performance. Course will prepare students to take the CSCS certification exam.
HMP/PED 4710 MOTOR LEARNING
Two hours. Prerequisites: HMP/PED 3520 or permission of the instructor. This course will provide students with numerous opportunities to explore a practical approach to understanding human movement: the connection between mind and body. Ongoing activities will assist the student in developing a keen understanding of how to apply motor learning principles in various settings.
HMP 4720 HUMAN PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
Two hours. Prerequisites: HMP/PED 4508 and HMP 3520 or permission of the instructor. This course is designed to engage and mentor the student through a self-directed research topic in the broad scope of human performance. The student will perform an entire research study from conception and design to presentation and/or publication.
HMP 4999 APPLIED SEMINAR
Four hours. Prerequisites: BIO 2209, BIO 2210, HMP 2575, HMP 2585, HMP 3520, HMP 3575, HMP 3735, HMP 3560, and HMP 4508 or approval by Chair of Physical Education Department. This course provides opportunities for students to observe and participate in various professional capacities related to Human Movement Performance. This course will serve as a capstone course for the Human Movement and Performance major and it will assist students in preparing to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam as well.
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