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Health and Physical Education

2024-25 catalog

HEPE courses for study only (no major offered) 

MARK BEINBORN, Instructor, Head Women's Basketball Coach
B.S., University of Dubuque; M.A. Liberty University

STEPHEN BELL, Instructor, Head Football Coach
B.S., Bemidji State University

KELLY BETHKE, Instructor, Head Women's Volleyball Coach
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

JAY CLARK, Instructor, Associate Athletic Trainer
B.S., Illinois State University; M.Ed., University of Virginia

JORDAN DELP, Instructor, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
B.A., Augustana College

DAVID DESIMONE, Instructor, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
B.A., Kalamazoo College; MBA, University of Nebraska

MICHAEL DUCEY, Instructor, Head Men's Volleyball Coach
B.S., Graceland University

SEAN FAULKNER, Instructor, Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S.,University of Iowa; M.S. Lindenwood University

AMY FELTZ, Instructor, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach
B.S., North Central College; M.S., Regis College

CHAD FLANDERS, Instructor, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Illinois State University; M.S. Eastern Illinois University

KYLE FLORES, Instructor, Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach
B.S., Grand Valley State University

CHAD GUNNELSON, Instructor, Director of Cross Country/Track and Field
B.S. and M.S., University of Dubuque

JUSTIN HAUER, Instructor, Assistant Baseball Coach
B.S., Illinois State University

JARED HEAD, Instructor, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coach
B.S., St. Cloud State University

KEEGAN JONES, Instructor, Assistant Football Coach
B.A., Monmouth College; M.S. East Stroudsburg University

BRIAN KRIER, Instructor, Assistant Football Coach
B.A., Monmouth College

THOMAS LAWRENCE, Instructor, Director of Golf
B.A., Augustana College

DANIEL LLOYD, Instructor, Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach
B.S., Millikin University

ASHLEY MATHIAS, Instructor, Assistant Athletic Trainer
A.A., Heartland Community College; B.S., Union College; M.S., Union College

RICHARD MALONEY, Instructor, Assistant Football Coach
B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.S., University of Albany

SCOTT M. MEJIA, Instructor, Head Women's Soccer Coach
B.S., Edgewood College; M.S., Western Illinois University

JOHN NELSON, Instructor, Head Softball Coach
B.A., Grand Canyon University

JON PAUL, Instructor, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Shorter College; M.S., St. Ambrose University

RYAN PRYOR, Instructor, Head Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Coach
B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., University of Michigan

DAVID RAGONE, Instructor, Assistant Football Coach
B.S., Ursinus College; M.S., Bemidji State University

MARTIN RESNER, Instructor, Head Women’s Bowling Coach
B.A., Augustana College; M.S., Old Dominion University; DEd., Drake University

ANNA SMITH, Instructor, Associate Athletic Trainer
B.S., Weber State; M.S., Ohio University (Athens)

ISAAC SMITH, Instructor, Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach
B.A., Augustana College

JORDAN TICE, Instructor, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
B.A., Goucher College; M.S., North Central College

PAYTON TUCKER, Instructor, Director of Esports
B.S., University of Arkansas

GREGORY WALLACE, Instructor, Head Baseball Coach
B.A., Augustana College; M.Ed., Frostburg State University

MALIK WILDERMUTH, Instructor, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
A.A., Carl Sandburg College; B.S., Central College; MEd., Grand Canyon University

ANTHONY WILLAERT, Instructor, Head Men's and Women's Wrestling Coach
B.A., Saint Johns University-Minnesota

DENISE YODER, Instructor, Head Athletic Trainer
B.A., Augustana College; M.S., Ohio University (Athens)

MICHAEL ZAPOLSKI, Instructor, HEPE Program Coordinator, Director of Athletics
B.A., M.B.A., Pepperdine University

Health courses (HEPE)

Wellness Coordinator Denise Yoder

241 Lifetime Wellness (1)
Study of health and wellness as it relates to living a balanced life-style.  

Other Health electives

(elective Health courses do not count to fulfill the PEA activity requirement for graduation)

213 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (2)
Two hours of theory and lab weekly. Prerequisite: HEPE 140 or equivalent First Aid and CPR certification.

250 Orthopedic Taping, Wrapping and Bracing (2)
Taping, wrapping and bracing for the protection and prevention of sports injuries. Understanding the mechanism of injury as a crucial part for effective taping and bracing. Prerequisites: BIOL-213

370 Orthopedic Evaluation of Athletic Injuries (4)
This course is designed to provide students with specific knowledge and practical skills to perform a clinical evaluation of the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine. Prerequisites: BIOL-213, BIOL-255 or permission of instructor.

371 Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries (4)
This class will focus on the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries of the upper extremity, lower extremity and torso, including the phases of tissue healing and basic components and goals of a rehabilitation program. Prerequisites: BIOL-213, BIOL-370, BIOL-255 or permission of the instructor.

470 Seminar in Sports Medicine (4)
A senior seminar involving various topics associated with sports medicine. Topics will include administrative and budget considerations, therapeutic modalities and legal issues as they relate to sports medicine. Prerequisites: 213, BIOL 255, BIOL 358 or permission of instructor.

Physical Education Activity Courses (HEPE)

Two activity courses are required for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science candidates. No activity courses may be repeated for credit. No more than 3 activity credits may count toward total number of credits for the degree. HEPE courses with a PEA designation will meet the minimum required seat time through in-class engagement in the activity for 15 weeks of contact or additional outside of class engagement. To meet the degree requirements, students must select two PEA suffix activity courses from the list below. Activity courses are open to students at all knowledge and skill levels with limitations on earning credits noted below.

Activity Courses (PEA Suffix)

HEPE-101 Physical Conditioning
*HEPE-103 Volleyball (may not also earn credit in varsity volleyball or volleyball club) 
*HEPE-111 Badminton (may not also earn credit in club badminton) 
*HEPE-112 Tennis (may not also earn credit in varsity tennis) 
HEPE-116 Weight Training
*HEPE-117 Swimming (may not also earn credit in varsity swimming) 
HEPE-118 Racquetball
HEPE-119 Scuba Training
HEPE-121 Archery
*HEPE-122 Aerobic Dance (may not also earn credit in dance company) 
*HEPE-123 Jazz Dance (may not also earn credit in dance company, THEA-250 or THEA-350) 
*HEPE-130 Bowling (may not also earn credit in varsity bowling or bowling club) 
HEPE-131 Canoeing
*HEPE-132 Golf (may not also earn credit in varsity golf) 
*HEPE-133 Ballet (may not also earn credit in dance company) 
HEPE-134 Square and Folk Dance
*HEPE-135 Beginning Modern Dance (may not also earn credit in dance company or intermediate dance) 
HEPE-136 Skiing
HEPE-138 Cycling
*HEPE-139 Social Dance (may not also earn credit in dance company) 
HEPE-166 Movement in Elementary Classrooms
HEPE-200 Varsity Football
HEPE-201 Varsity Cross Country
*HEPE-202 Varsity Basketball (may not also earn credit in club basketball) 
*HEPE-203 Varsity Swimming (may not also earn credit in beginning swimming) 
HEPE-204 Varsity Wrestling
*HEPE-205 Varsity Baseball (may not also earn credit in club baseball) 
*HEPE-206 Varsity Tennis (may not also earn credit in beginning tennis) 
HEPE-207 Varsity Track & Field
*HEPE-208 Varsity Golf (may not also earn credit in beginning golf) 
*HEPE-209 Varsity Volleyball (may not also earn credit in beginning volleyball or club volleyball) 
*HEPE 210 Varsity Bowling (may not also earn credit in beginning bowling or bowling club) 
*HEPE-222 Varsity Softball (may not also earn credit in club softball) 
HEPE-223 Varsity Lacrosse
*HEPE-224 Varsity Soccer (may not also earn credit in club soccer) 
HEPE-225-01 Crew - Club
HEPE-225-02 Cheerleading - Club
*HEPE-225-03 Dance Company - Club  (may not also earn credit in jazz or aerobic dance or beginning modern dance or THEA-350, THEA-251) 
*HEPE-225-04 Equestrian - Club (may not also earn credit in competitive equestrian club) 
HEPE-225-06 Poms - Club
HEPE-225-07 Men's Rugby - Club
*HEPE-225-08 Men's Volleyball - Club (may not also earn credit in varsity volleyball or beginning volleyball) 
HEPE-225-09 Ultimate Frisbee - Club
HEPE-225-10 Fencing - Club
*HEPE-225-12 Water Polo - Club (may not also earn credit in varsity water polo)
*HEPE-225-13 Badminton - Club (may not also earn credit in beginning badminton) 
*HEPE-225-15 Women's Soccer - Club (may not also earn credit in varsity soccer) 
*HEPE-225-16 Men's Soccer - Club (may not also earn credit in varsity soccer)
*HEPE-225-17 Women's Volleyball - Club (may not also earn credit in varsity volleyball or beginning volleyball)
*HEPE-225-18 Men's Basketball - Club (may not also earn credit in varsity basketball)
*HEPE-225-23 Equestrian - Competitive Team (may not also earn credit in equestrian club)
HEPE-225-26 UNYK - Club
*HEPE-233 Movement and Dance for Educators (may not also earn PEA credit in HEPE-236) 
*HEPE-235 Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance (may no also earn credit in dance company) 
*HEPE-236 Movement and Dance for Educators (may not also earn PEA credit in HEPE-233)

*THEA-250 Jazz Dance I (may not also earn PEA credit in HEPE-123, THEA-350 or dance company)
*THEA-251- Basic Tap (may not also earn PEA credit in dance company)
*THEA-350 Jazz Dance II (may not also earn PEA credit in HEPE-123, HEPE-225 or dance company)
THEA-410 Stage Combat 


  • Varsity Sports: Student athletes may register for their sport for credit one time to fulfill one of the required HEPE (PEA) requirements for graduation. Students must take the responsibility to register themselves for this course during the semester it is taken and it may not be added for a previous term or academic year. Students who do not make a varsity team, choose to leave a team, become injured or cannot successfully complete the season for any reason are required to drop the course. The enrollment and drop process will not be handled by the Registrar, the advisor or the athletic department. As is the case with all credit-bearing coursework, it is the responsibility for the student to assure proper registration. 
  • Club Sports: ENROLLMENT LIMITATIONS ON ACTIVITY (PEA) DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: The same stipulation regarding registration as noted for varsity sports above applies to club sports. Students may not earn credit twice in an area (such as varsity soccer and club soccer). These limitations are noted above. Select club sports can be utilized to fulfill the HEPE activity requirement toward the degree. Approved HEPE club sports will be graded Pass/No Credit. Students enrolling in Pass/No Credit HEPE club courses must participate in a minimum of 70 percent of all of the club's practices and competitions to meet the requirements for passing. In addition, students who enroll in these courses are acknowledging they understand the Pass/No-Credit policy noted in the grading section of this catalog. Club sports that do not have a paid employee coach are not eligible for late adds under any circumstances. Information about the status of any of these courses should be addressed through Don Umland, Mike Zapolski or the Office of the Registrar. Graded HEPE courses may be taken P/NC by using a separate form, but only one activity requirement (PEA) may be taken as P/NC in order to meet graduation requirements. Activity (PEA) courses may not be taken as IND or DIR courses to fulfill the PEA requirement. See the Degree Requirements or Individual Studies for more information. 

Exception: Club sports with a paid coach will follow the standard letter grading system. See additional limitations on earning credit for these club sports above. Classes included for graded status:

HEPE - 225 - 01: Crew

HEPE - 225 - 02: Cheerleading

HEPE - 225 - 03: Dance Company 

HEPE - 225 - 04: Equestrian

HEPE - 225 - 23: Equestrian - Competitive

Graded club sport courses will have specific attendance and participation policies outlined in the course syllabus from the coach. If there is not a syllabus, then the 70% attendance policy for pass/no credit club sports will apply.

All club sport courses will adhere to the college add/drop enrollment policies, attendance requirements, credit definitions and deadlines.

*Students may not repeat a skill/topic with a different course number to fulfill the P suffix. Students may take one but not both skill/topic courses below to fulfill the P requirement:

HEPE Courses Elective

Elective HEPE courses do not count to fulfill the HEPE activity requirement for graduation. Some courses are offered every other year; consult master schedule in Arches for terms offered

HEPE-140 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HEPE-225-28 ESports

HEPE-241 Health and Wellness

HEPE-239 Coaching and Officiating Volleyball

HEPE-241 Coaching and Officiating Football

HEPE-242 Coaching and Officiating Basketball

HEPE-243 Coaching and Officiating Baseball

HEPE-244 Coaching and Officiating Track & Field

HEPE-245 Coaching and Officiating Wrestling

HEPE-248 Coaching and Officiating Softball

HEPE Course Transfer Credit Policy

The college will accept transfer credit only for approved health or physical education courses offered, taught and transcripted by accredited colleges and universities that meet our requirements for PEA or HEPE electives. Approved courses must be taught as a regular class and have a course description printed in the institution's official course catalog and receive prior approval.