Department of Kinesiology & Human Performance

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The Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance curriculum offers a nationally recognized set of professional-preparation programs and a service program geared to meet the present and future fitness and recreational needs of Briar Cliff students.

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Briar Cliff Climbing Club

May 15, 2016

Prepping for graduation, Briar Cliff students climb 53-foot wall

Patrick Cross

Feb 6, 2016

New doctoral program addresses Siouxland's need for physical therapy care

Emily Kay

Jan 12, 2016

Charger's Charge: Don't be intimidated by the gym

Aug 24, 2015

Briar Cliff kinesiology program receives NSCA recognition

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HPER 119 - Introduction to and History of Physical Education
HPER 175 - Independent HPER Study
HPER 214 - Physical Education Activities for Pre-K to 6 Elementary Schools
HPER 231 - Recreation Leadership
HPER 232 - Camp Counseling
HPER 261 - Practicum in Athletic Training
HPER 275 - Independent HPER Study II
HPER 338 - Teaching Movement Pre K-6
HPER 375 - Independent HPER Study III
HPER 382 - Curriculum, Computers/Media and Methods of Phys. Ed.
HPER 383 - Advanced Physical Education Skills
HPER 385 - Concepts of Coaching
HPER 4(x) - HPER Activity Courses
HPER 443 - Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics
HPER 461 - Advanced Athletic Training
HPER 475 - Independent HPER Study IV
HPER 490 - HPER Internship
HPER 51 IR - Adapted Physical Education: Theory and Practice
HPER 52 IR - Recreation for the Disabled Person
HPER 53 IR - Adapted Physical Activities: Living and Working
HPER 61 IR - Senior Practicum
HPER 63 IR - Methods of Teaching Track and Field
HPER 64 IR - Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription
HPER 65 IR - First Aid and CPR Instructors Course
SPTS 490 - Sports Science Internship
SPTS 65 IS - First Aid and CPR Instructors Course
SPTS 70 IS - Cardiovascular Physiology


Mark L. McGlynn, MS, C-EP
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Human Performance

Michael R. Kushnick
Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology & Human Performance

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