PE131 Introduction to Health and Physical Education
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course provides an orientation and foundational understanding of the academic disciplines and professions that lie beneath the umbrella of physical education, fitness, and sport. Students learn the underpinnings of historical and contemporary development in the disciplines, and broaden their understanding of opportunities available within related professions.
PE185 Physical Education
1 credit (Variable hours) Provides students with an activity that will promote physical and emotional well-being. Enables the student to develop and/or pursue lifelong physical activity. Class meets three hours a week. Some courses have prerequisites or require instructor consent. Special arrangements may be made for restricted or corrective work. Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling, Bowling, Canoeing, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Rock Climbing, Judo, Karate, Kayaking, Physical Conditioning, Plylometrics, Soccer, Softball, Super Circuit, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weight Training, Wrestling.
PE210 Theory of Coaching
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A survey of issues encountered by coaches in all sports. Topics will include, but not be limited to communication with players, colleagues and administration, ethical issues and responsibilities, coaching philosophies, relations with media and community, time management, coach and athlete motivation, mental training skills, and equipment and facilities management.
PE231 Wellness for Life
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Physical assessment techniques to assess present strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health will be administered in this course. Students will receive informational tools needed to facilitate positive change in their present state of fitness. Basic blood work will assess cholesterol, glucose, and other results. Health issues and concepts are also covered.
PE259 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries I
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This is the first of a two-course sequence with the purpose of exposing students to injuries and conditions that occur in athletics and physical activity. This course prepares students to recognize an injury, evaluate it, and begin appropriate care. Preventive injury techniques are a prominent component of the class.
PE260 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries II
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This is the second of a two-course sequence with the purpose of exposing students to injuries and conditions that occur in athletics and physical activity. This course prepares students to recognize an injury, evaluate it, and begin appropriate care. Preventive injury techniques are a prominent component of the class. Prerequisite: PE259.
PE261 Techniques of Athletic Taping and Bracing
3 credits (2 lec, 2 lec-lab hrs/wk) This is an introductory course in athletic training and physical education. This course will educate students in the basic principles of athletic taping and bracing by learning theory and application strategies. Students will use multimedia resources and equipment to produce their own field guide textbook as a component of this course.
PE262 Development of Adult Fitness Programs
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Students will gain experience with developing and supplementing effective older adult fitness programs that promote better health and wellness. This course studies what happens to people as they age, both physically and mentally, and how exercise and healthy lifestyles will promote a better quality of life and longer lifespan.
PE268 Sport Officiating Principles
2 credits (4 lec-lab hrs/wk) Sport Officiating Principles engages students in both course study and practical experience in sport officiating. Communication, teamwork, decision making, conflict resolution and a variety of opportunities in sport officiating will be covered. Students will prepare to take a national certification exam for sport officiating.
PE280 Field Experience
1-3 credits (3-9 lab hrs/wk) Students will gain real life experience in the various roles and responsibilities related to the field of Physical Education. Students will participate in a variety of supervised settings that are applicable to the development of the student as a professional in Health and Physical Education field including; areas related to life time wellness, fitness and conditioning as well as the educational aspect such as teaching. Prerequisite: PE131 with a “C” or better.