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Physical Education

PE 100-119 Conditioning Activities (2)
Sports (baseball, basketball, etc.), weight training and conditioning, jogging and aerobic dance.

 

PE 111 Beginning Weight Training (2)

 

PE 112 Jogging/Walking (2)

 

PE 113 Intermediate Weight Training (2)

 

PE 114 Aerobic Dance (2)

 

PE 115 Aerobic Kickboxing (2)
Course involves participation in kickboxing and martial arts-related movements combined with other aerobic movements and performed in sequences and routines to increase cardiorespiratory (aerobic) endurance. Resistance exercises and stretches will also be included to enhance muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Additional benefits include improved overall body awareness, balance, coordination, mental focus, and stress reduction. Positive lifestyle and behavior changes related to fitness, health, and wellness will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

PE 116 Pilates (2)
Course involves participation in series of exercises based on the work of Joseph Pilates and designed to enhance muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body alignment, balance, and coordination. Principles and proper techniques of Pilates will be emphasized to enhance overall body awareness and efficient and effective movement. Additional benefits include improved mental focus and stress reduction. Positive lifestyle and behavior changes related to fitness, health, and wellness will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

PE 117 Body Conditioning (2)
Course involves participation in a non-aerobic, well-rounded, muscular conditioning exercise program consisting of high repetition, low resistance exercises to increase muscular strength and endurance and stretching exercises to increase flexibility for enhanced personal health. Emphasis will be placed on learning safe and proper exercise techniques and body alignment, improving muscular fitness, and developing positive attitudes for a physically active lifestyle. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors developed in this course will provide students with the basis for continuing a muscular conditioning program at home for life.

 

PE 120-129 Rhythms and Dance (2)
Folk and square dance, social dance and basic rhythms.

 

PE 122 Social Dance I (2)
Course involves students in learning the basic techniques and variations for performing a variety of social dances to enhance their health and well-being. Dance styles will include ballroom (smooth, rhythm, and Latin) and country-western partner and line dances. Emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment and movement techniques, footwork, partnering techniques, rhythm/musicality, and style. General information about dance etiquette and the historical, social, and cultural heritage of each dance style will also be included.

 

PE 123 Social Dance II (2)
Course allows students to continue their learning and experience in social dance. Dance styles learned in Social Dance I will be expanded through the addition of new steps and movement variations and an emphasis on student choreography of more indepth dance combinations. Additionally, new ballroom dances (smooth, rhythm, and/or Latin) and /or country-western partner and line dances will be taught. A stronger emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment and movement techniques, footwork, partnering techniques, rhythm/musicality, and style. General information about the historical, social, and cultural heritage of each dance style will also be included. Prerequisite: PE 122

 

PE 131 Individual Health and Fitness (2)
Health values of physical fitness, components and measurements of physical fitness, conditioning programs, designing an individual fitness program, weight control and exercise, nutrition and exercise, disease and exercise, adapted fitness activities, community resources. Lab activities will include an exposure to various conditioning programs and completion of an individualized fitness program. Students will be able to assess their own fitness levels and design an appropriate individualized program. One hour of lecture and two hours of lab per week.

 

PE 130-149 Individual Sports (2)
Badminton, tennis, archery, handball, racquetball, self-defense, wrestling, backpacking, bowling, golf, gymnastics, fishing.

 

PE 135 Intermediate Golf (2)
Provides intermediate golfers the opportunity to develop their abilities through instruction, assignments and practice. Students will be responsible for establishing proper practice routines, developing greater understanding of the rules of golf, and improving their skill beyond the basic elements of the game. Prerequisite: PE 134 or instructor approval

 

PE 143 Yoga (2)
Students will be gaining knowledge and practicing various yoga stretches and poses. Yoga consists of the practice of breathing, performing poses and relaxation. This practice of controlled movement and postures has many health benefits. It provides a workout for the mind and body.

 

PE 144 Energy Yoga (2)
A multi-level (begin/inter/adv) course focused in the energy arts of Eastern Yoga and Asian Qi Gong. Introduces student to basic philosophy, concepts, principles and physical forms associated with the practice of Ashtanga (Hatha) Yoga and Badaunjin Qi Gong.

 

PE 145 Tai Chi (2)
Beginning level course in the ancient Chinese art of Taiji Quan. Introduces participant to the basic physical movements and principles associated with the five major styles of Taiji Quan currently being practiced throughout the world today. The Yang style, twenty-four posture form (also called simplified form), will be promoted here.

 

PE 146 Intermediate Tai Chi (2)
Course content will build on previous course work, reinforcing the fundamental principles of Tai Chi practice, along with the basic physical movements and concepts associated with the five major styles of Tai Chi currently being practiced throughout the world today.

 

PE 147 Karate (2)
Beginning level course in the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do karate. Introduces student to the basic philosophy, concepts, physical forms, and principles associated with, and common to, all major Asian styles of karate.

 

PE 150-159 Team Sports (2)
Basketball, field sports, field hockey, recreational games, soccer, softball, volleyball.

 

PE 160-169 Aquatics (2)

 

PE 162 Fitness Swim (2)
Students will learn and practice competitive swim strokes and participate in water aerobic workouts. Student will also learn personal water safety skills in order to develop confidence, coordination and relaxation in the water.

 

PE 173 Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding (2)
Course provides the student with instruction in the proper techniques of alpine skiing and/or snowboarding with skill development and progression compatible with the ability level of the participant. Various equipment trends and safety concerns will be addressed. The course content rests primarily with extended day trips.

 

PE 175 Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing (2)
Course provides the student with instruction in the proper techniques of Nordic skiing and/or snowshoeing with skill development and progression compatible with the ability level of the participant. Various equipment trends and safety concerns associated with the sports will be addressed. The course content rests primarily with extended day trips.

 

PE 180 Introduction to Challenge Course (2)
Course is experiential in nature using group discussions, team building activities and problem solving initiatives to provide educational opportunities and promote personal and professional growth. A challenge course is a series of activities designed to promote teamwork, problem solving and communication skills, and enhance self-confidence.

 

PE 182 Backpacking (2)
Provides student exposure to the fundamental concepts and guidelines of hiking and backpacking. Course will discuss minimizing the impact on the environment, safety and orienteering. Also examines equipment and new trends. Emphasis rests primarily with extended day hikes and overnight excursions.

 

PE 183 Advanced Backpacking (2)
Trains individuals to plan and lead backpacking expeditions. Trail selection and profiling, orienteering, safety, and trip planning will be discussed and demonstrated in the field. Main focus is on a four to seven day backpacking experience in a wilderness environment. Course presupposes basic knowledge of backpacking issues (leave no trace principles, safety, and equipment).

 

PE 184 Cycling (2)
Course introduces students to cycling (road) as a method to achieving health and fitness levels relative to personal goals. Students will be introduced to health related physical fitness concepts, develop personal health and fitness goals, and learn the principles behind basic fitness programming, all through the medium of cycling. Students will also be introduced to basic bicycle terminology and maintenance, riding technique and safety.

 

PE 185 Fishing (2)
Exposes student to fundamental concepts, guidelines and varieties of sport fishing. Course will discuss proper care and conservation of the outdoors, examine equipment, rules and regulations associated with the sport and offer practical skill experience in casting and baiting techniques.

 

PE 186 The Art and Science of Fly Fishing (2)
General overview of fly fishing. Equipment evaluation, casting skills, what fish eat, fish habitat, methods of pursuit, entomology, knot theory, safety and fishing etiquette are study topics for the course.

 

PE 199 Special Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

PE 200-229 Professional Activities (1)
For PE majors and specialists.

 

PE 230 Foundations of Exercise Science (4)
Introduction to the field of exercise science and its various professional applications. An overview of the sub-disciplines of exercise science will be provided as well as career tracks and opportunities and related professional organizations. From this study, students are motivated to develop their own philosophies and select a program/career track.

 

PE 238 Teaching Educational Gymnastics (2)
Designed for physical education and elementary education majors and those in related fields who may teach physical activities to students. Emphasis rests on the teaching of beginning gymnastics and tumbling skills and activities rather than performance. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to perform, teach and spot beginning and intermediate gymnastics and tumbling skills and activities.

 

PE 239 Teaching Movement Education (3)
Course involves students in learning how to teach movement concepts, fundamental motor skills, and physical activity to children. Emphasis will be placed on learning developmentally appropriate physical activities for children (K-6), motor skill analysis and assessment, methods for task variation, movement progression development, and teaching strategies. Corequisite: PE 330

 

PE 240 Teaching Dance in Physical Education
Course provides students with the pedagogical content knowledge for teaching creative and recreational forms of dance within the K-12 physical education curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on analysis and practice of developmentally appropriate dance elements, skills, techniques, and movement progressions; choreographic tools and structures; rhythmic skills; lesson organization and instructional strategies; and student assessment/evaluation techniques. Prerequisite: PE 239

 

PE 241 Teaching Games I (3)
Activity and theory designed to experience, examine and develop a non-traditional curriculum for K-12 physical education following the Teaching Games for Understanding model. Various physical activities included that can be part of the TGfU model in physical education.

 

PE 242 Teaching Games II (3)
Activity and theory designed to experience, examine and develop a non-traditional curriculum for K-12 physical education following the Sport Education model. Various physical activities included that can be part of the Sport Education model in physical education.

 

PE 243 Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education (3)
Activity and theory designed to experience, examine and develop a non-traditional curriculum for K-12 physical education. Various outdoor and adventure activities included that can be part of an alternative curriculum in physical education.

 

PE 244 Teaching Aerobic Fitness (3)
Course provides students with the pedagogical content knowledge for teaching aerobic fitness and related conditioning activities within the K-12 physical education curriculum and various venues in the fitness industry. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of safe, developmentally appropriate, and effective fitness exercises and activities, exercise/movement techniques, choreographic methods, organizational structures, instructional strategies, and methods for assessment/evaluation of physical activity and fitness. Curricular models for fitness education will be integrated throughout the course.

 

PE 245 Teaching Strength Training and Conditioning (3)
Designed to expose students to a variety of training methodologies, philosophies and applications. Emphasis is to prepare students with an adequate knowledge base in the area of resistance exercise and conditioning so they may write prescriptive training regimens for specific performance areas.

 

PE 246 Teaching Movement Concepts and Skills to Children (1)
Activity and theory designed to examine, experience and develop progressions in the fundamental or basic skills associated with human performance. Body mechanics, locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative and perceptual motor skills included.

 

PE 250-269 Intercollegiate Athletics (2)

 

PE 256 Advanced Soccer (2)
This course creates an environment for students to be involved with high level instruction and competition in the sport of soccer. This course is limited to female students who are members of our women’s soccer team.

 

PE 291 Life Guard Training (2)

 

PE 292 Water Safety Instructor (2)

 

Note: Admission to some upper-division classes may be limited to students who have been formally admitted to the division. Admission to the division is determined by a formal process and is selective.

 

PE 301 Basic Exercise Science (4)
Designed to acquaint the student with basic principles of exercise physiology, kinesiology/biomechanics, and motor development. Emphasis is on application of these principles to younger populations. The course assumes limited background in anatomy, physiology, and physics.

 

PE 310 Motor Learning (4)
Study of principles of motor learning and their influence on the learning, retention and performance of motor skills.

 

PE 320 Fitness Programming for General Populations (4)
Organization and implementation of fitness activities and programs for general populations in fitness clubs, community centers, clinics, and private corporations. Special emphasis given to job opportunities and professional certifications (ACSM, NSCA).

 

PE 330 Teaching Methods in Physical Education I (4)
Course provides pre-service physical education specialists with an introduction to the theory and practice of teaching physical education to children. Students will be actively involved in a comprehensive, service learning, teaching practicum with local homeschooled children throughout the course. Corequisite: PE 239

 

PE 335 Field Experience in Physical Education (1)
A physical education field-based experience within a K-12 school setting, under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Prerequisite: PE 330, 3 classes from the PE 239-245 series and instructor approval

 

PE 337, 338, 339 Officiating Sports (1 each)
Rules, techniques and game practice in men’s and women’s sports.

 

PE 343 Organization and Administration of Physical Education (3)
Policies and procedures, facilities, staff, budget, scheduling and equipment.

 

PE 359 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (4)
Examination in the techniques used in the prevention of athletic injuries, including taping, bandaging and strapping along with how to recognize and evaluate basic signs and symptoms associated with common injuries. Establishing a plan of care which includes rehabilitative exercise will also be studied. Three lectures and one two-hour lab each week.

 

PE 361 Coaching Youth Sports (2)
Examination of the practices and philosophies involved in coaching and administering youth sports with emphasis on developing practical materials and philosophical goals and strategies.

 

PE 365 Football Coaching (2)
Demonstration and discussion of the fundamentals, individual skills, methods of instruction, systems of play, philosophy of coaching, and management of games.

 

PE 366 Basketball Coaching (2)
Demonstration and discussion of the fundamentals, individual skills, methods of instruction, systems of play, philosophy of coaching and management of games. Prerequisite: activity course in basketball

 

PE 367 Baseball Coaching (2)
Demonstration and discussion of the fundamentals, individual skills, methods of instruction, systems of play, philosophy of coaching, and management of games.

 

PE 368 Track and Field Coaching (2)
Demonstration and discussion of the fundamentals, individual skills, methods of instruction, philosophy of coaching and management of meets. Prerequisite: activity course in track and field

 

PE 369 Wrestling Coaching (2)
Demonstration and discussion of the fundamentals, individual skills, methods of instruction, philosophy of coaching and management of matches. Prerequisite: activity course in wrestling

 

PE 370 Volleyball Coaching (2)
Demonstration and discussion of the fundamentals, individual skills, methods of instruction, philosophy of coaching and management of contests and tournaments. Prerequisite: activity course in volleyball

 

PE 371 Kinesiology (4)
Students will study the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system, and will apply movement analysis techniques to a wide range of fundamental and activity specific movement patterns. Prerequisite: BI 234

 

PE 373 Recreational Sport Management (3)
Introduces students into sport program development and management in the service oriented professions of community recreation agencies; private or commercial recreation programs; youth agencies; and/or educational settings.

 

PE 375 Athletics: Coaching and Administration (3)
An examination of the dynamics of personal interaction in athletics; guidance in practice and game organization and conduct; and knowledge of the scope and function of athletic governing bodies as well as current trends and problems in athletics.

 

PE 376 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
Explores aspects of the changing world of sport management and reviews the latest business trends and career opportunities that may exist for the student both domestically and internationally.

 

PE 377 Sport Management: Issues and Strategies for Collegiate Athletics (3)
Identifies many issues facing intercollegiate athletics. Evaluation of current trends in the governing and operations of college athletics departments. Comprehensive overview of the NCAA’s constitution, operating bylaws and administrative bylaws.

 

PE 378 Sport Management: Issues and Strategies for Professional Athletics (3)
Provides students with an understanding of different professional sport leagues and franchises and issues facing professional sports. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the central role of television income in pro sports, the confrontational nature of the players’ union, and the challenges faced by small market teams. Students will be expected to attend a professional sport contest and evaluate the business strategies involved with game-day operations.

 

PE 399 Special Studies
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

PE 406 Special Individual Studies (1-4)
Credit for PE 406, 407 and 408, singly or combined, may not exceed 9 credit hours.

 

PE 407 Seminar (1-4)
Credit for PE 406, 407 and 408, singly or combined, may not exceed 9 credit hours.

 

PE 408 Workshop (1-4)
Credit for PE 406, 407 and 408, singly or combined, may not exceed 9 credit hours.

 

PE 409 Practicum (1-12)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

PE 410/510 Sport Ethics (4)
A study of theories of ethical behavior, moral philosophy and education, and their application to issues in sport and athletics.

 

PE 415 Lifespan Motor Development (4)
Provides students of physical education and exercise science with a knowledge base in the study of changes in motor behavior across the lifespan, the processes that underlie these changes and the factors that affect them.

 

PE 420/520 Motor Learning for Coaches (4)
Study of conditions and factors which influence the learning and performance of motor skills with particular attention to those skills having relevance for the coach as orchestrator of learning and retention.

 

PE 423 Sport in Film (4)
Focuses on ways a person can “read” a movie and apply sport film topics and themes to one’s cultural, societal, individual, and professional issues.

 

PE 430 Teaching Methods in Physical Education II (4)
Current best practices in teaching strategies and teacher effectiveness for secondary physical education with the intent to maximize student learning and physical activity. Development and analysis of teaching skills with a focus on NASPE K-12 content and beginning teacher standards. Corequisite: PE 431. Prerequisite: PE 335 and five classes from PE 239-245 series

 

PE 431 Assessment Strategies In Physical Education (4)
Examination of assessment and evaluation tools in physical education by which to gauge student learning in all learning domains. Will enable students to align and embed assessment with instruction in the design and delivery of physical education programs. Corequisite: PE 430; prerequisites: PE 335 and five classes from the PE 239-245 series

 

PE 433 Physical Education in the Elementary School (4)
Experiential course provides elementary classroom teachers with an overview of theory and practice for teaching physical education to children in the elementary school (K-6). Methods for integrating physical activity with other disciplines, in the classroom, and as part of a healthy school and community environment will be explored.

 

PE 434 Elementary Physical Education Teaching Practicum (3)
Course involves students teaching small groups of local home schooled children (pre-K through 6) a series of elementary physical education content and activities. Instructor lectures; demonstrations; active participation and discussion of sample activities and how to teach them; and videos of exemplary teachers will be used. Students will design lesson plans and assist teaching physical education lessons; observe and evaluate their own and peers’ lesson content and effectiveness. Emphasis will be placed on application of previously learned teaching and organizational methods. Content areas will include: fitness activities; movement concepts; fundamental motor skills; manipulative activities; dance and rhythm activities; educational gymnastics; and educational games. Prerequisite: PE 433

 

PE 440 Legal Issues in PE and Sport (3)
Familiarizes the students with legal aspects relating to physical education and sport. Included will be discussions regarding ways to provide a safe environment for students/individuals by providing proper instruction, using proper methodology and insuring proper and adequate supervision. Student’s constitutional rights in the public school setting, as they relate to physical education and sport, with specific attention given to the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. Federal and state legislation relating to health, physical education, interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, and school activity programs will be reviewed. Title IX, Gender Equity and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed. Prerequisite: junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing

 

PE 444 Lifespan Adapted Physical Activity (4)
Study of problems as they relate to philosophy, procedures, and practices in Adapted Physical Education, and the organization and administration of Adapted Physical Education and Recreation programs for people in all age groups who have disabilities. Surveys movement problems associated with specific disabilities and assessment of motor performance of people who have disabilities.

 

PE 445/545 Curricular Issues in Physical Education (4)
Constructing a curriculum for K-12 physical education will be examined from two main perspectives; 1) curriculum as content and 2) curriculum as teacher. Various curricular and instructional models will be explored from a theoretical basis, using the NASPE K-12 content standards as a framework. Prerequisite: PE 430 and 431 and 6 classes from PE 239-245 series

 

PE 459 Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries (2)
Study in the basic principles involved with the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Prerequisite: PE 359

 

PE 460 Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques (2)
Advanced study in the development and application of appropriate exercise principles and techniques used in the care and treatment of muscular skeletal injuries. Prerequisite: PE 359

 

PE 461 Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3)
Advanced study in the recognition of signs, symptoms, interpretation and application of functional stress tests used to evaluate common athletic injuries. Study will also include the application of appropriate exercise principles and techniques as part of the treatment plan of care. Prerequisite: PE 359

 

PE 463 Computer Applications in PE and Health (3)
Current software applications in physical education and health. Students will select programs relative to their interest areas to investigate and evaluate. Hardware modifications and the use of interactive devices will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: senior standing

 

PE 470 Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (4)
This course will focus on social and psychological factors associated with physical activity and sport experiences across the lifespan.

 

PE 473 Physiology of Exercise (4)
Human physiological response and adaptation to the effects of physical activity, conditioning, and training programs. Exercise implications for both health and human performance. Prerequisite: BI 234, 235, 236

 

PE 480/580 Adventure in Education (3)
Class is experiential in nature using group discussion, team-building activities, and problem solving initiatives to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. Participants engage in games, initiatives, low element challenge course, high element challenge course, white water rafting and camping. White water rafting and challenge course are designed to promote communication skills and enhance self-confidence. Class is appropriate for all.

 

PE 483 Biomechanics (4)
Principles from classical mechanics will be presented with application toward understanding the physical constraints on human movement, and in evaluating and understanding various aspects of performance enhancement and injury risk assessment. Through a variety of analysis projects, students will use conceptual and technological analysis tools in evaluating the range of human movement capability. Prerequisites: PE 371

 

PE 484 Advanced Topics in Biomechanics (4)
In depth examination of research and practice in biomechanics. Discussion and research topics will vary by term. Prerequisite: PE 483 or consent of instructor

 

PE 485 Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)
Methods and protocols for screening, evaluating and prescribing exercise programs for healthy adults. Emphasis is on exercise testing procedures and interpretation of results to promote a healthy physically active lifestyle. Prerequisites: HE 325 and PE 473

 

PE 486 Advanced Topics in Motor Behavior (4)
In depth examination of research and practice in Motor Behavior/Motor Learning. Discussion and research topics will vary by term. Topics may include areas such as: dynamic systems, motor control in learning or rehabilitation, program planning, etc. Prerequisites: PE 310 or consent of instructor

 

PE 487 Advanced Topics in Physiology of Exercise (4)
In depth examination of the human physiological response to the acute and chronic effects of exercise. Research and discussion topics will vary by term. Topics may include areas such as: cardiovascular physiology and disease; skeletal muscle physiology and adaptation; bone physiology and adaptation; human metabolic systems in exercise; the endocrine system in exercise; etc. Prerequisites: BI 234, 235, 236

 

PE 488 Exercise Motivation and Adherence (4)
Social/psychological aspects of self-perceptions and cognitions in explaining motivated behavior in exercise and fitness settings. Focus is on theories and application of strategies for facilitating individual behavior change.

 

PE 499 Capstone (4)
Demonstration of professional competencies through the development of an electronic portfolio. Prerequisite: senior standing

 

PE 606 Special Individual Studies (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

PE 607 Seminar (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

PE 608 Workshop (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

PE 609 Practicum (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

PE 650 Musculoskeletal Health (4)
Students will examine the impact certain health conditions have on the musculoskeletal system, and the role of movement and exercise in prevention and intervention programs. Topics may include osteoporosis, child and adult obesity, arthritis, workplace issues, congenital and injury based disability issues, and certain athletic and training practices.

 

PE 659 School Sports Medicine (2)
Study in the management, treatment and disposition of athletic injuries; includes emergency procedures, sports nutrition, therapeutic exercises and assessment of common athletic injuries that occur to participants of school sponsored athletics.

 

 

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