Courses of Instruction in Physical Education

Activity Courses

Activity courses may be repeated for a maximum of 4 semester hours credit unless otherwise indicated.  Physical Education majors must fulfill activity course requirements by taking different activities.  Extra fees are charged for some activities.  Courses which normally require such fees are indicated by an asterisk (*) following the course name.

Students may take a maximum of two activity courses in any semester.

102, Swimming* 2
103, Novice Riding (same as ES102) 2
106, Physical Conditioning 2
107, Bowling* 2
108, Jogging (May not be repeated for credit.) 2
111, Archery 2
114, Tennis 2
116, Golf* 2
126, Weight Training 2
128, Badminton 2
139, Yoga 2
130, Exercise Walking 2
134, Softball 2
135, Basketball 2
136, Volleyball 2
141, Soccer 2
142, Ultimate Frisbee 2
143, Team Handball 2
144, Tai Chi 2
145, Ultimate Dodgeball 2
150, Selected Activities 2
152, Aerobics (May be repeated for maximum of 3 hours.) 1
153, Baseball 2

Credit for Selected Activities (150) may be repeated for 4 credits for each different activity selected.  A laboratory fee is assessed for some Selected Activity courses.

Number Title Credits Description
180 Basic Concepts of Sports Information 3 This course is designed to familiarize the student with a sports information office and provide a basic knowledge of publicizing an athletics department.  Emphasis will be placed on writing associated with sports information. Students will also receive hands-on experience with game-day managementwhile serving practicum hours at home athletic events and in the SID office. Offered as needed.
203 Introduction to Physical Education 3 A study of the history of physical education, career opportunities, current issues, and future challenges in physical education. Offered Spring semester.
205 Lifetime Fitness 3 A course designed to provide the student with the capability to apply scientific principles to maximize one's own fitness needs and to develop ways to maintain fitness throughout one's life.  Each student will develop his/her own exercise program.  The course provides both cognitive and physical experience. IDEAL only course.
207 Introduction to Sport Management 3 A study of the various areas that encompass the field of sport management and career opportunities available in those areas: budgeting, communication, sport marketing, collegiate trademark licensing, personnel issues, and future direction of sport management. Offered Spring semester.
209 Introduction to Athletic Training 3 An introductory course in the care, recognition, and management of sports-related injuries.  The student will examine the responsibilities of the athletic trainer, physical educator, and coach within an athletic training program.  Students will gain clinical experiences related to the health care of the athlete. Offered Fall semester.
212 Advanced Performance/Conditioning 3 The student will study and apply movement assessment and its influence in injury and performance enhancement.  The student will specifically learn to appreciate the three pillars of the performance pyramid, which include functional performance and sports specific skill.  These principles will be applied in the form of case studies in order to make the information practical and applicable for all levels or training and conditioning. Offered Fall semester.
254 Life Guarding 3 A course designed to give a swimmer specialized knowledge and skills of water safety.  Includes techniques of teaching all levels of swimming, including life-saving.  Adheres to American Red Cross standards and culminates in authorization for life guarding.  Prerequisite:  PE 102 or permission of instructor, plus passing the Red Cross pre-test requirements.  May not be repeated for credit.  Laboratory fee charged. Offered as needed.
280 Prevention of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses 3 A study of the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.  The student will examine methods to prevent trauma or conditions that adversely affect the health or performance of the athlete. Offered Spring semester.
302 Coaching and Officiating 3 A course designed to develop knowledge of rules and techniques of officiating.  Also included will be current techniques of skill analysis, team selection, coaching psychology, and other areas essential for success in modern day coaching. Offered each semester.
303 Elementary School Physical Education 3 A study of the characteristic growth patterns, interests, and physical education needs of elementary school children with a corresponding emphasis on effective teaching techniques and the skill theme approach to instruction.  Students are required to complete six lessons of physical education observation/assistance at the assigned elementary school.  Prerequisite:  HTH 220 and/or PE 304. Offered Spring semester even years.
304 Secondary School Physical Education 3 A study of the characteristics of secondary school students, techniques for organizing classes, preparation of lesson plans, methods of instruction with special attention given to physical fitness and the development of sports skills, methods of assessment, and techniques for coping with discipline problems which are unique to this age group.  Students are required to complete eight lessons of physical education observation/assistance at the assigned middle and high schools.  Prerequisite: HTH 220 and/or PE 303. Offered Spring semester odd years.
306 Foundations of Traffic Safety 3 A course designed for prospective teachers of driver and safety education.  Emphasis upon theory and practice of multiple-car driving range, simulation, and one street laboratory programs.  Responsibility of teaching beginning students proper driving techniques.  First half of six hours state certification requirements for teaching driver education.  Prerequisite:  Valid operator’s license. Offered Fall semester.
307 Principles and Methodologies of Classroom and In-Car Instruction 3 Concentrated study focused on the various facets of general safety education, including home, school, traffic, industrial, and pedestrian safety.  Second half of six hours state certification requirements for teaching driver ed. Offered Spring semester.
315 Physiology of Activity 3 A study of the physiological effects of exercise and application of these effects to physical education. Offered each semester.
320 Kinesiology 3 A study of the science of human movement.  Offered Spring semester.
351 Adapted Physical Education 3 A study of the role of physical educators in aiding individuals with atypical conditions to develop to their fullest potential.  Includes the understanding of specific disabilities, therapeutic exercises, and developing an adapted program. Offered Spring semester even years.
355 Health Aspects of Gerontology 3 A study of the physiological changes which occur in the human organism during the aging process, including changes in bone ossification and growth, metabolism, nutritional needs, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, and respiratory functions.  Also to include physiological and sociological problems and ways to adjust and adapt to them. Offered Spring semester odd years.
360 Sports Medicine I and Lab 4 A study of the process of evaluation, identification, and rehabilitative techniques for sports-related injuries as they pertain to the lower extremities of the body.   The course will utilize practical and hands-on instruction of evaluation, identification and rehabilitative techniques for sports related injuries and conditions as they pertain to the lower extremities and trunk. Offered Fall semester.
365 Sport Psychology 3 The study of psychological assessment techniques and intervention strategies in an effort to help individuals to achieve their optimal performance in physical activities.  Areas of study include such topics as:  Motivation and Performance, Personality and Behavior, Social and Cultural Aspects of Sport, Aggression, Attentional Focus, Self-Confidence, Anxiety and Arousal, and Coaching Behavior/Leadership Style. Offered each semester.
370 Therapeutic Exercise  3 A study of exercise principles and how they apply to injury rehabilitation.  Students will learn how the body reacts to injury and healing and how exercise affects the healing phase.  Students will learn how and when to apply various phases of rehabilitation as well as how to apply isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic exercises.  Emphasis is also on immediate, short, and long-term rehabilitation goals. Offered Spring semester.
389 Concepts of Nutrition 3 A course that examines the science of nutrition while identifying nutrition principles and their application as they affects one's health and well-being. The course is designed to personalize information, calculate the student's current level of health, and lead the student to devise a plan for adopting healthy food choices and changing one's diet as needed. IDEAL only course.
409 Advanced Athletic Training 2 A course in which senior level athletic training students will gain experience and knowledge in contemporary aspects of athletic training.  These issues may include, but are not limited to, orthotic and padding fabrication, pharmacology, general medical conditions, research methodology and job search preparation.  Students will begin formally preparing to take the National Athletic Trainer Association – Board of Certification’s examination during this course.  The course may also include site visitations to university hospitals in order to view anatomy labs, sports medicine facilities, and resource centers.  Prerequisite:  Senior-level standing. Offered Fall semester.
415 Motor Learning 3 A course in motor learning in which the student examines ways the brain and central nervous system process information to produce human movement and the application of this knowledge to instruction. Offered Fall semester.
416 Issues in the Administration of Physical Education and Sports 3 A study of administrative policies and trends including leadership styles and application of leadership in intramural settings.  Also included are pertinent legal issues as they relate to physical education and sports. Offered Fall semester.
421 Sports Medicine II and Lab 4 A study of the process of evaluation, identification, and rehabilitative techniques for sports-related injuries as they pertain to the upper extremities of the body.  The course will utilize practical and hands-on instruction of evaluation, identification and rehabilitative techniques for sports-related injuries and conditions as they pertain to the upper extremities and trunk.  Offered Spring semester.
425 Biomechanics 3 A study of the mechanical principles involved in human movement, analysis of movement and application of this knowledge to physical education and sport.  Emphasis is placed on preparing the physical educator to help people become more efficient in their performance of motor skills. Offered Fall semester.
428 Graded Exercise Testing 3 A study of individual physiological needs to include special populations such as those with cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, hypertension, etc.  The student, upon completion of this course, will have learned how to develop programs of exercise and lifestyle modification.  Offered Spring semester.
429 Exercise Program Design 3 A course in which Personal Training students will develop specific exercise programs to be implemented with clients.  Fitness needs assessment, program design principles, use of fitness technology, and program evaluation will be emphasized.  Programs for clients with special needs also will be addressed.  Students will be responsible for out of class laboratory experiences. Offered Spring semester odd years.
432 Sport Law 3 A study of law as it relates to sport.  To include the law of contracts, tort liability, negligence, and federal regulations pertaining to Title IX and persons with handicapping conditions. Offered Fall semester of even years.
435 Therapeutic Modalities 3 A course that involves a study of therapeutic modalities in a sports medicine setting.  Emphasis is on the role of therapeutic modalities in pain management, the physiologic basis for use, clinical applications, and specific techniques of application.  The student will learn how modalities play a role in injury rehabilitation.  Offered Spring semester.
438 Administration of Athletic Training 3 A course that includes the organizing and administering of the training room and staff.  Students will learn how to write résumés, purchase supplies, prepare a budget, and budget their time.  Students will discover employment opportunities and ways to market their skills. Offered Fall semester.
444 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 A course designed to introduce students to research in all the sport sciences and to afford them the opportunity to interpret refereed articles. Topics such as fitness testing and test construction will be investigated as well as research design methods, more advanced statistical analysis, and survey research methods. Single subject design methods will be examined also. Offered Spring semester.
448 Prevention and Acute Care of Athletic Injuries 1 Clinical instruction includes acute care of athletic injuries and illness.  Risk management and injury prevention skills will also be discussed and demonstrated in a clinical setting.  The students will learn hands-on techniques for equipment fitting and other athletic related testing. Offered each semester.
449 Therapeutic Modalities and Pharmacology 1 Clinical instruction on the use of therapeutic modalities and pharmacology in an athletic training room/sports medicine setting.  The emphasis will be placed on how modalities are used to control pain, inflammation, and muscle firing in the rehabilitation process.  Proper athlete/patient set-up and equipment utilization will be taught and evaluated.  Proper education to the sports medicine population in the use and dispensing of pharmacological agents.  Practical application will be the emphasis during this practicum experience. Offered each semester.
450 Assessment and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries and Pathologies 1 This course addresses a wide range of evaluation and assessment techniques used in athletic training.  Topics covered will range from general medical conditions to athletic-related injuries.  Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a complete history and hands-on use of evaluation skills learned. Offered each semester.
451 Therapeutic Exercise for Athletic Training 1 Clinical instruction on the use of therapeutic exercise principles and how they are applied in the rehabilitative setting.  Exercise progressions will be discussed and demonstrated as well as the physiological effects of exercise.  The student will learn hands-on techniques as well as proper utilization of various rehabilitative equipment.  The student will be exposed to practical situations involving different rehabilitation protocols. Offered each semester.
452 Administration/Psychosocial/Nutrition Issues in Athletic Training 1 Clinical instruction in administrative, psychosocial, and nutritional issues in the athletic and clinical setting. This practicum setting will emphasize instruction, real life situation analysis of administration, nutrition and psychosocial athletic training, and sports medicine issues.  The students will be exposed to real life clinical scenarios where they must utilize and develop problem-solving and clinical skills in order to make the proper recommendations to the athlete and clinical subject. Offered each semester.
466 Internship 6 An opportunity for majors to gain practical experience in wellness/sports medicine, sport management, or recreation settings. These settings will include, but not be limited to, athletic training, hospital wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, health clubs, corporate fitness, professional athletics, and city recreation departments. Students will work under the guidance of trained professionals. The internship will consist of 270 clock hours and may be taken at any time following the completion of the junior year. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Offered each semester.