The Department of Human Performance and Wellness desires to develop highly qualified and technically skilled graduates who have been prepared to nurture both student and client, to reflect critically on their practice, and to maximize the potential of the whole person across one’s lifespan through the medium of human movement. Faculty concentrate on preparing the personal, the professional, and the practical components of our program through courses ranging from more basic aspects of health and wellness to more specialized courses in human movement. These components provide a distinctive blend of character, modeling, and craftsmanship, emphasizing a connection to our Christian worldview and commitment to developing community within diversity. Our department motto, “Well Balanced By Design,” encapsulates this mission for our majors and core wellness program.

Courses

HPW 102 Community First Aid and CPR - 1 Hour

Instruction and practice in the management of injuries and emergency medical procedures. Attention will be devoted to the entire process, including topics such as legal aspects, Emergency Medical System Personnel, equipment, supplies, prevention, and procedures. American Red Cross certification in Community First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants, children, and adults will be offered. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Additional fee. (See catalog policy under "Advanced Standing" regarding credit equivalency for military basic training.) Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 165X Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training - 3 Hours

Collegiate-level American Red Cross course that certifies participants in community CPR, RTE First Aid, and Sport Safety Training. The importance of a safe and healthy lifestyle, basic prevention and care of acute trauma injuries, and sudden and chronic illnesses are emphasized. Laboratory skills, practicum, and observation are included. Laboratory fee. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with HS 165X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 180 Introduction to Health and Wellness - 3 Hours

The study of the quality of life involving dynamic interaction and interdependence among the individual's well being, mental, and emotional reactions, and the social complex in which the individual exists. Coursework includes theory of health, mental and emotional health, prevention and control of disease, nutrition, substance use and abuse, accident prevention and safety, community health, environmental health, and family life education. Includes laboratory and personal application experiences. Meets Illinois standards for teacher licensure. Instructional fee for Deerfield traditional undergraduates. Offered each semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate, REACH/Excel adult undergraduate, online.

HPW 190 Foundations of Human Performance and Wellness - 3 Hours

A study of the social, biological, and psychological foundations of health and human performance, relative to the total fitness, sport, or wellness setting. Emphasizes historical, philosophical, cultural and ethical aspects of health and human performance. Becoming active at the local, state and national levels will be explored. A minimum of ten hours of field experience is required. This course is open to majors and minors in the Division of Science, Technology, and Health only or by consent of the instructor. Prerequisite: HPW 180 or consent of instructor. Offered spring semester odd-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

HPW 201X Physiology of Exercise - 3 Hours

A systematic approach to the study of the function of the human body during physical activity and recovery. Emphasis is placed on how the physiology of the sedentary body responds and adapts to both acute and chronic workloads. The course includes application of these principles to exercise prescription for the achievement of optimal fitness and athletic performance. Laboratory is included. Prerequisite: BIO 140 or BIO 340-341 and current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent) or consent of instructor. Laboratory fee. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with BIO 201X, HS 201X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 202X Nutrition - 3 Hours

Effects of nutrition on performance and health emphasizing various methods of nutritional analysis, effects of current dietary practices, basic behavior modification techniques, nutritional needs of competitive and special populations, ergogenic aids, and referral resources. Offered every semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with HS 202X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 204 Functional Anatomy - 3 Hours

This course will cover the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of the human body with emphasis on the relevance of anatomical structures to coordinated, efficient and injury free human motion. The structure, function and mechanical properties of these systems, as well as the biological tissues that compose them, will be examined. Special attention will be given to knowledge of muscles and their function and application with regard to exercise and sport performance. Prerequisite: BIO 140. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 209 Water Safety Instruction - 1 Hour

American Red Cross certification course. The course is provided by a local park or school district with which Trinity has an agreement. The student pays a fee directly to the district. Transportation is not provided. Prerequisites: valid American Red Cross lifeguard training certification, current CPR certification, and First Aid certification. Additional fee. Held at an off-campus site. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 220 Practicum in Sport and Wellness Management - 3 Hours

Course designed to provide professional observation and experience in the area of Sport and Wellness Management. Assignments, project management opportunities, and skill applications are performed with dual guidance, supervision, and evaluation of a practicing on-site professional and a Human Performance and Wellness faculty member. Assignments, reports, and presentations are required at weekly meetings. The course may be taken three times with different assignments. First assignment is a required human performance laboratory practicum. Completion of this course with a "B" or better is required to pursue the Internship route. Open to Sport and Wellness Management majors or by consent of instructor. Prerequisites: HPW 180, HPW 190, HPW 201 or HPW 203, current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent), and departmental approval. Offered each semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 221 Off-Season Camping Practicum - 1 Hour

On-site observations and experiences related to camp operations outside of the summer program, gaining perspective relating to a year-round operation. Prerequisites: Current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent). Additional fee. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 222 Individual and Dual Sports - 3 Hours

Theory, technique, and skills of coaching and teaching various sports of an individual or dual nature. Emphasis is placed on rules, etiquette, strategies, and the development of fundamental skills through instruction and practice. Instructional and motivational methods are applied and evaluated in a lab teaching situation. Open Sport and Wellness Management majors or by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent). Offered fall semester in odd-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Instructional fee. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 224 Team Sports - 3 Hours

Theory, technique, and skills of coaching and teaching various sports of a team nature. Emphasis is placed on rules, etiquette, strategies, and the development of fundamental skills through instruction and practice. Instructional and motivational methods are applied and evaluated in a lab teaching situation. Open to Sport and Wellness Management majors or by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent). Offered fall semester in even-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 228X Sport and Wellness Psychology - 3 Hours

A study of the psychological and mental factors that influence and are influenced by participation and performance in sport, exercise, and physical activity, and the application of the knowledge gained through this study to everyday settings. Prerequisite: PSY 140 or ED 260. Cross listed with PSY 228X. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 250 Special Topics - 1-4 Hours

Selected topics in Human Performance and Wellness. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: HPW 190 or consent of instructor. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 333 Adventure Education - 3 Hours

Theory, technique, skills, and risk management for leading and teaching adventure learning activities. Emphasis will be placed on the responsibility and efficient engagement of physical, environmental, and human resources. Limited to Human Performance and Wellness majors and Christian Ministries majors or by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent). Additional fee. Offered spring semester in odd-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 334 Management of Sport and Wellness - 3 Hours

Programming philosophy, theories, and principles for designing, conducting, and evaluating recreational programming for a variety of delivery systems including fitness, instructional, informal, camps, outdoor adventure, intramural, and extramural sport. Emphasis is placed on managing risk within the movement setting and leading for total personal development. Offered fall semester in even-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 351X Biomechanics - 3 Hours

Theory and application of the interrelationships of the anatomical and mechanical principles governing human movement. Emphasis is placed on activities of sport and daily living. Laboratory is included. Prerequisites: BIO 140, or BIO 340-341, current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent), or consent of the instructor. Laboratory Fee. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with HS 351X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 446 Field Internship - 1-12 Hours

Work experience in an applied field under the dual supervision of a Human Performance and Wellness faculty member and a practicing on-site professional. Prerequisites: senior status, completion of all preprofessional coursework, departmental approval, and current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent). Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 450 Independent Study - 1-4 Hours

Research and specialized studies designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 454X Measurement, Research, Statistics, and Technology - 3 Hours

A lecture/laboratory approach to the measurement techniques, instruments, research methodology, and technology used in the field of human performance and wellness/health science. The course focuses on test selection/construction criteria, standardized tests, and techniques employed in the measurement of the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. Common statistical models are used to evaluate the measurement results that are applied in the processes of exercise prescription and wellness counseling. Laboratory is included. Prerequisites: HPW 201X or HPW 351X and current Community First Aid and CPR certification (or acceptable equivalent). Laboratory fee. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with HS 454X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 490 Seminar in Human Performance and Wellness - 1 Hour

A capstone course for the majors focusing on current issues and problems relating to ethics within the profession. Applications of theory, with practice, will be emphasized. Prerequisite: senior standing. This course fulfills the IDS 499X Integrative Thought Capstone requirements for students in the Sport and Wellness Management major. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

HPW 498 Professional Experience - 0 Hours

A supervised experience in one or more professional environment(s) which demonstrates the student's ability to relate knowledge and skills developed in the major to practical tasks in the workplace, graduate school, or professional school. Requires at least 45 clock hours of prepared, supervised, and evaluated experience which demonstrates practical application of major-related knowledge and skills. The professional experience must have prior approval by the department. Offered each semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.