Associate of Arts

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Welcome to the home page of Holmes Community College's Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department! We offer courses in health, physical education, recreation, First Aid CPR and sport theory, as well as a variety of fitness classes designed to prepare students for university transfer and give them a strong foundation in physical education, exercise science, recreation, and sport.

Programs

Career Choices

Career opportunities in the field of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation have grown tremendously.  Careers have expanded from traditional teaching and coaching to encompass many other careers that include fitness, health, and therapy-related opportunities, as well as those in sport management and sport media.  The opportunities are many and specific careers may include health and physical education teacher, coach, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainer, athletic administration, recreation manager, sports facility manager, and sports information director to name a few.  To find out more about careers in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, click on the following links.

 

 

Testimonial 1

Coming from a small town, going straight into a university scared me, and coming to Holmes has definitely prepared me academically and socially to continue my education at a university.

Simone Lewis, Bentonia
Testimonial 2

The students and faculty have become like family and I am glad that I am a part of it.

Alex Gillespie, Greenwood

Courses We Teach

HPR 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 - General PE Activities I, II, III, IV.
This course is designed to give students a current concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills while engaging in various anaerobic and aerobic activities.  Credit for this activity will be given to cheerleaders, dance teams, and other varsity support groups. Four practice sessions. One hour credit.

HPR 1131, 1141, 2131, 2141 - Varsity Sports I, II, III, IV.
Participation in basketball (4), football (4), softball (4), cross-country (2), track (2), baseball (4), tennis (4), golf (4), or soccer (4). Open by invitation of instructor. Four practice sessions. One hour credit.

HPR 1213 - Personal and Community Health.
Application of principles and practices of healthful living to the individual and community; major health problems and the mutual responsibilities of home, school, and health agencies. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

HPR 1313 - Introduction to Kinesiology, Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Introduction to the various fields of study within kinesiology/health, physical education, and recreation. Discussion of the responsibilities and opportunities of professional personnel. Orientation of student to opportunities in the field. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

HPR 1511, 1521 - Team Sports I, II.
This course focuses on rules, techniques, participation, and equipment in various HCC sports/cheer teams. Two classes. One hour credit.

HPR 1531, 1541, 2531, 2541 - Individual and Dual Sports I, II, II, IV.
This course focuses on rules, techniques, participation, and equipment in tennis, archery, marksmanship, or martial arts. Two classes. One hour credit.

HPR 1551, 1561, 2551, 2561 - Fitness and Conditioning Training I, II, III, IV.
Instruction and practice of basic principles of fitness and conditioning through a variety of exercises and activities. A student may earn four hours of credit toward graduation from the HPR 1551 series, and each course level may be taken multiple times.  Two classes. One hour credit.

HPR 1613 - Physical Education in the Elementary School.
This is a study of the growth and development of children including their interests and tendencies as it relates to elementary physical education.  Educational and physical education philosophy and objectives are stressed, as well as methods of teaching.  Emphasis is placed on creating developmentally appropriate physical education for elementary students. Theory and laboratory. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

HPR 2213 - First Aid and CPR.
Instruction and practice in methods prescribed in the American Red Cross or American Heart Association standard and advanced courses. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

HPR 2323 - Recreational Leadership.
Planning and leadership techniques for conducting organized park and recreation programs for all ages. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

HPR 242(2-3) - Football Theory.
Explores the theories, practices, tactics and strategies involved in coaching football.  Emphasis will be placed upon the objectives, rules, regulations, and policies of competitive athletics, as well as on individual skills, team tactics, organization and management practices. Two-three lectures. Two-three hours credit.

HPR 243(2-3) - Basketball Theory.
Explores the theories, practices, tactics and strategies involved in coaching basketball.  Emphasis will be placed upon the objectives, rules, regulations, and policies of competitive athletics, as well as on individual skills, team tactics, organization and management practices.  Two-three lectures. Two-three hours credit.

HPR 244(2-3) - Soccer Theory.
Explores the theories, practices, tactics and strategies involved in coaching soccer.  Emphasis will be placed upon the objectives, rules, regulations, and policies of competitive athletics, as well as on individual skills, team tactics, organization and management practices.
Two-three lectures. Two-three hours credit.

HPR 245(2-3) - Baseball Theory.
Explores the theories, practices, tactics and strategies involved in coaching baseball.  Emphasis will be placed upon the objectives, rules, regulations, and policies of competitive athletics, as well as on individual skills, team tactics, organization and management practices.  Two-three lectures. Two-three hours credit.

HPR 249(2-3) - Softball Theory.
Explores the theories, practices, tactics and strategies involved in coaching softball.  Emphasis will be placed upon the objectives, rules, regulations, and policies of competitive athletics, as well as on individual skills, team tactics, organization and management practices.  Two-three lectures. Two-three hours credit.

HPR 2723 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Theory and practice for the prospective athletic trainer or coach in the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

HPR 2733 - Introduction to Athletic Training.
Introduction to the profession, including but not limited to procedural aspects of the athletic training room operations, role delineations, preparation and competencies with 100 observational/experience hours under a BOC certified athletic trainer. This course is recommended for Athletic Training majors. Three lectures. Three hours credit.