2007–2008 Human Performance and Wellness Courses





This course provides the students with a competitive environment in which the students can participate in the sport of basketball. The emphasis of the class is to keep the activity level high.



Body Mechanics


This course enables students to participate in various types of physical activities while gaining knowledge of proper exercise and biomechanical principles. Students will be instructed in a hands-on manner and are expected to participate to the best of their ability. Each student will be allowed to work at his/her respective level with the objective to improve his/her physical fitness and lifestyle.





This course will help students to develop their performance skill in running. Students progress as rapidly as their ability will allow guaranteeing proper continuity and progression of this important skill.



Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding


Students must take seven two-hour classes during the semester. Classes meet 1:15 p.m, Monday to Saturday at Brighton Ski Resort. Cost is $175, payable at the Brighton Ski School Office. Price includes a Twilight Lift Pass on lesson day. Lessons are skill focused and designed for beginners to advanced intermediate. Call Brighton Ski and Snowboard School (801) 5324731, ext. 209. Offered Spring semesters only.



Exploring Wasatch Mountain Paths, LE


Students will utilize the power of nature to explore their inner selves through hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Millcreek, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Hikes and snowshoeing will include paths to a variety of lakes or peaks, generally gaining 2,000 vertical feet over 3 miles, and cross-country skiing will take place at several different venues. Our mountain journeys will focus on increasing overall well-beingphysical, mental, psychological and spiritualthrough meeting the physical challenge in these inspirational settings.

HPW 170 Volleyball (1)
In this course students learn the rules and fundamental techniques of volleyball. Attention is given to individual techniques and overall game strategy.
HPW 182 Tennis (1)
Students learn the rules, strategy and fundamental techniques in tennis. Attention is given to individual techniques and the overall game strategy. Classes are held at Coach Mikes Tennis Academy, 1763 South 2300 East, which is a facility in close proximity to the campus. Cost is $35, payable at Coach Mikes Tennis Academy, 801.582.9451.
HPW 220 Yoga for Wellness, LE (2)
This course is designed to help students discover the benefits of regular yoga practice and develop a personal practice that can be continued beyond this class. Students will study the history and philosophy of yoga and the practical skills of pose work. Most classes will be devoted to understanding beneficial moving and breathing principles. Students will be encouraged to expand their practice beyond the mat, and bring increased awareness into their lives. Reading and reflective journaling will assist this process. Students will be guided to adapt yoga poses to their needs on a daily basis. Relaxation is part of the daily curriculum; as students strengthen their ability to full rest, learning is absorbed and students become better students. Students will be required to develop a plan for their personal yoga practice.
HPW 230 Beginning Dance and Movement, LE (2)
An introduction to the basic mechanics of movement and dance as they relate to time, space, and energy. Learn how to move with efficiency, power, and grace in new and different ways as well as within your own movement style. The physical knowledge developed in this class accentuates other academic learning modes as well as your own personal growth.
HPW 250 Fitness for Life, LE (2)
This course focuses on learning to lead a healthier lifestyle through instruction and application in cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility, core strength training, nutrition and body composition analysis.
HPW 260 Psychological Aspects of Performance and Well Being (2)

How do you see the world?  How do you see yourself? Do you believe that we can create peace in ourselves the same way we create fear and worry? This course will explore research surrounding the profound connection between psychological well-being (e.g., perception, intention, self-talk, stress level) and life optimization (e.g., state of health, degree of happiness, performance capabilities). Emphasis will be placed on the science and application behind peak performance and optimal living with applications to both personal and global contexts.

HPW 280 Reach Your Peak: Maximizing Potential through Physical Wellness (3)

Reach Your Peak is for everyone interested in developing behaviors to positively affect their health and well-being for a lifetime. This course will not only assist students in designing a personalized fitness and wellness program, but it will also include opportunities for practice. With physical wellness as the foundation of the course, emphasis will be placed on nutrition education and consistent experience with cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and stillness exercises. Although the emphasis of Reach Your Peak is on physical wellness, connections to all areas of one’s well-being—psychological, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual—will be integrated on a regular basis.