Human Performance, AS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I

Anatomy & Physiology I is intended for students entering a field of study in health sciences or kinesiology.  This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence and includes a study of basic cell biology histology the integument skeletal muscular and nervous systems. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity in both face-to-face and online format. Successful completion of BIOL 2401 with a C or better allows the student to continue on to BIOL 2402. 

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

TSI complete in reading and writing.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

PHED 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to human movement that includes the historical development of physical education exercise science and sport. This course offers the student both an introduction to the knowledge base as well as information on expanding career opportunities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
14

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 2402 is a continuation of BIOL 2401.  The course includes a study of the structure and function of human organ systems including circulatory digestive respiratory urinary and reproductive. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity in both face-to-face and online formats .

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

BIOL 2401 with a final grade of C or better.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations dyads teams and technologically mediated formats.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

PHED 1304 Health Education

A basic course concerned with the physical mental and social health of the individual in our society. The course is designed to help the student develop a philosophy of health education for the public school and a consideration of school health problems.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Choose 1 Creative Arts Course

Choose one course from the following:

Total Credit Hours
16


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

A study of major issues in philosophy and/or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Topics in philosophy may include theories of reality theories of knowledge theories of value and their practical applications.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
PHED 1306 First Aid

Instruction and practice for emergency care. Designed to enable students to recognize and avoid hazards within their environment to render intelligent assistance in case of accident or sudden illness and to develop skills necessary for the immediate and temporary care of the victim. Successful completion of the course may enable the student to receive a certificate from a nationally recognized agency.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
BIOL 1322 Nutrition

This course focuses on principles of normal nutrition throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on the basic nutrients and how they are used by the body. The economic cultural and psychosocial implications of food and eating are also studied. The natural sciences and allied health divisions of the college strongly recommend that CHEM 1406 be the first course in the pre-nursing/pre-MLT sequence and be taken prior to enrolling in BIOL 2401.  The topics covered in CHEM 1406 serve as a foundation to the following courses:  Nutrition  A & P I and A & P II  Microbiology (CHEM 1406 pre-requisite)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job such as proposals reports instructions policies and procedures email messages letters and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
PHED 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness

This course is designed to familiarize students with knowledge understanding and values of health-related fitness and its influence on the quality of life emphasizing the development and implementation of fitness programs.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PHED 2356 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Prevention and care of athletic injuries with emphasis on qualities of a good athletic trainer avoiding accidents and injuries recognizing signs and symptoms of specific sports injuries and conditions immediate and long-term care of injuries and administration procedures in athletic training.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Human Performance curriculum provides a foundation in nutrition, exercise science, health, physical education and recreation. The degree is designed to provide you with the tools and skills needed to analyze performance and make recommendations for improvement in health, physical fitness, training, and coaching.  


Recommended High School Endorsement
Public Service


Division Chair

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:


TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES:

Texas A&M University - Texarkana
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Stephen F. Austin State University


 

For More Information Contact

Justin Hargrove
903-434-8285
jhargrove@ntcc.edu