Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Division of Wellness/Fitness

Wellness and Fitness
(Formerly Health, Physical Education and Recreation)

HPR 0113, Foundations of Health, 3 cr.
During this course, students learn the fundamentals of personal health.  Students will evaluate and assess their personal lifestyles; develop a fitness program to enhance overall wellness; review and discuss the fundamental health concerns associated with substance abuse; and develop a nutritional food plan to enhance overall wellness. This course does not satisfy degree or program requirements. 3 hours lecture

HPR 1111 Beginning Tennis , 1 cr.
This course is designed to give students a modern concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills with lecture and practice in beginning tennis.  This course emphasizes the beginning level skills in ground strokes, the serve and the volley.  Rules, game etiquette, safety and competitive activities are included.  Students must furnish their own racket.  2 hours labHPR 1121

HPR 1121 Intermediate Tennis, 1 cr.
This course is designed to give students a modern concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills with lecture and practice in tennis.  This course emphasizes refinement of basic skills and specialty shots in tennis.  Competitive activities in singles and doubles are included.  Students must furnish their own racket.  Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of HPR 1531, Beginning Tennis, or permission of the instructor. 2 hours lab

HPR 1131, Varsity Sports, 1 cr.
Students receive credit for their first semester of participation in one of the following varsity teams:  baseball, basketball, cheerleading, golf, soccer, softball, and tennis.

HPR 1141 Varsity Sports II, 1 cr.
Students receive credit for their second semester of participation in one of the following varsity teams:  baseball, basketball, cheerleading, golf, soccer, softball, and tennis.

HPR 1213, Personal & Community Health I, 3 cr.
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 are covered.  3 hours lecture

HPR 1223 Personal & Community Health II, 3 cr.
A continuation of HPR 1213 that is designed to give students information on how to avoid or overcome habits that jeopardize or destroy one’s health, happiness, and life. 3 hours lecture.

HPR 1313, Introduction to Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 3 cr.
Introduction to the principles, literature, and organizations of the profession.  Analysis of successful teaching with discussion of the responsibilities and opportunities of professional personnel.  Orientation of student to opportunities in the field.  3 hours lecture

HPR 1511 Team Sports I , 1 cr.
Students will receive credit for participation during their first semester in the rules, techniques and participation of sports conditioning for Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Tennis and Cheerleading.

HPR 1521 Team Sports II, 1 cr.
Students will receive credit for participation during their second semester in the rules, techniques and participation of sports conditioning for Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Tennis and Cheerleading.

HPR 1531 Weight Training, 1 cr.
Students will participate in techniques that include lecture and practice in weight training.  Muscular strength, endurance and flexibility are improved through a variety of conditioning activities. 2 hours lab.

HPR 1541 Weight Training II 1 cr.
Students will participate in techniques that include lecture and practice in weight training. Muscular strength, endurance and flexibility are improved through a variety of conditioning activities. 2 hours lab.

HPR 1551 Jogging/Fitness Walking I, 1 cr.
Instruction and practice of basic principles of fitness and conditioning through a variety of exercise and activities in jogging and fitness walking. This course is designed for beginners and provides instruction in setting up individual programs, techniques in training and distance training.  2 hours lab.

HPR 1561 Jogging/Fitness Walking II, 1 cr.
Instruction and practice of basic principles of fitness and conditioning through a variety of exercise and activities in jogging and fitness walking. This course is designed for intermediate through advanced joggers/ walkers and provides instruction in setting up individual programs, techniques in training and distance training.  2 hours lab.

HPR 1561Fitness Conditioning Training  in Body Sculpting,  and Fitness/Conditioning/Strength and Toning. 1 cr.
Students will participate in techniques that include practice of basic principles of fitness and conditioning through a variety of exercises and activities..  Emphasis is placed on muscular strength & endurance activities and flexibility activities.  Skill acquisition and proper technique for each movement is stressed as well as safe versus unsafe exercises.  2 hours lab

HPR 1593, Health Concepts of Physical Education, 3 cr.
This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of physical fitness and nutrition as they contribute to a healthy lifestyle and a reduced risk of disease.  The student will better understand wellness concepts and engage in assessments with emphasis on personal fitness, disease prevention, nutrition, and weight control. 3 hours lecture

HPR 1711, Sports Appreciation, 1 cr.
This course is designed to develop spectator awareness and appreciation of the major sports in our society.  Material will include a brief history of sport, rules, equipment, and etiquette associated with the sport.  1 hour lecture.

HPR 1751, Nutrition and  Wellness I, 1 cr.
A  survey course designed to expose the student to the importance and significance of nutrition in health and physical education and the various aspects of wellness.  1 hour lecture

HPR 1761,   Nutrition and Wellness II 1 cr.
A survey course designed to challenge the student to apply and experience changes through nutrition and the various aspects of wellness.  1 hour lecture

HPR 2131, Varsity Sports  III, 1 cr.
Students receive credit for the third semester of participation in the following varsity sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, golf, soccer, softball, and tennis. HPR 2141 Varsity Sports IV, 1 cr.

Students receive credit for the fourth semester of participation in the following varsity sports:  baseball, basketball, cheerleading, golf, soccer, softball, and tennis.

HPR 2213, First Aid and CPR, 3 cr.
Instruction and practice in methods prescribed in the American Red Cross or American Heart Association standard and advanced courses.  3 hours lecture.

HPR 2323, Recreational Leadership, 3 cr.
Planning and leadership techniques for conducting community recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, and school recreation programs. 3 hours lecture.

HPR 2412, Individual and Team Sports Officiating I, 2 cr.
Rules, interpretations, officiating techniques, and tournament organizations for individual and team sports for men and women.  Open primarily to physical education majors.  2 hours lecture

HPR 2433, Basketball Theory, 3 cr.
A theoretical study of basketball from an offensive and defensive standpoint, including the study of teaching of the fundamentals and team organization.  3 hour lecture and lab.

HPR 2453, Baseball Theory, 3 cr.
A theoretical study of baseball  methods from a coaching standpoint;  study of fundamentals and team play; methods of teaching fundamentals; team organization. 3 hours lecture and lab.

HPR 2511, Team Sports III, 1 cr.
Students will receive credit for participation during their third semester in the rules, techniques and participation of sports conditioning for Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Tennis and Cheerleading. 

HPR 2521, Team Sports IV, 1 cr.
Students will receive credit for participation during their fourth semester in the rules, techniques and participation of sports conditioning for Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Tennis and Cheerleading. 

HPR 2531, Pilates, 1 cr.
Students will learn techniques and participation in Pilates.  Emphasis is placed on muscular strength and endurance activities and flexibility activities.  Skill acquisition and proper technique for each movement is stressed as well as safe versus unsafe exercises. Two hours lab

HPR 2541, Yoga 1 cr.
Students will learn techniques and participate in Yoga.  Emphasis is placed on muscular strength and endurance activities and flexibility activities.  Skill acquisition and proper technique for each movement is stressed as well as safe versus unsafe exercises. Two hours lab.

HPR 2551, Step Aerobics, 1 cr.
Students will be instructed and will practice basic principles of fitness and conditioning through a variety of exercises and activities.  This course emphasizes the development of cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility by utilizing choreographed routines that combine basic dance patterns, walking, and specific skills for each activity.  Students learn adaptive impact techniques as a safety feature to avoid excessive stress on the joints.  Pulse rates are monitored to meet individual needs.  2 hours lab.

HPR 2561, Fitness, Conditioning, Training in Cardio, 1 cr.
Students will be instructed and will practice principles of fitness and conditioning through a variety of exercises and activities. 2 hours lab.

HPR 2723. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, 3 cr.
Theory and practice for prospective athletic trainer or coach in the prevention and care of athletic injuries.  3 hours lecture.