Physical Education (PE)

PE 100  Physical Education Activities    1 sem. hr.

These courses include organized classes with instruction and practice in a variety of individual, dual, and team sports. Students may select combinations of golf, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, track, baskeball, baseball, cross country, flag football, soccer, softball, badminton, swimming, advanced lifesaving and volleyball. See semester schedule of classes for specific conbinations offered at that time. Offered every fall.

PE 101  Physical Education    1 sem. hr.

Specific semester-long physical education disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, cardio-kick boxing, etc.

PE 102  Tabata    1 sem. hr.

Specific semester-long physical education disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, cardio-kick boxing, etc.

PE 103  Pilates    1 sem. hr.

Specific semester-long physical education disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, cardio-kick boxing, etc.

PE 104  Yoga    1 sem. hr.

Specific semester-long physical education disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, cardio-kick boxing, etc.

PE 105  Tai Chi    1 sem. hr.

Specific semester-long physical education disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, cardio-kick boxing, etc.

PE 106  Cardio Kickboxing    1 sem. hr.

Specific semester-long physical education disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, cardio-kick boxing, etc.

PE 110  DV:Lifestyle Health/Fitness    1 sem. hr.

The course emphasizes health and wellness through safe living, nutrition, and fitness. Students participate in the classroom as well as in physical activity. Each class reflects the knowledge, attitudes, and skills in current areas of lifetime sports. Offered fall and spring semesters.

PE 112  Intermediate Yoga    1 sem. hr.

Specific semester-long physical education disciplines such as yoga, tai chi, cardio-kick boxing, etc.

PE 150  Intercollegiate Athletics    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 151  Intercollegiate Baseball    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 152  Intercollegiate Basketball    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 153  Intercoll W Basketball    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 154  Intercollegiate Soccer    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 155  Intercollegiate Athletics    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 156  Intercollegiate Cross-Country    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 157  Intercollegiate Cheerleading    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 158  Intercollegiate Softball    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 159  Intercollegiate Synchro Swim    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 161  Intercollegiate Volleyball    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 162  Intercollegiate Golf    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 163  Intercollegiate Athletics    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 164  Intercollegiate Athletics    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 165  Intercollegiate Tennis    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 166  Intercollegiate Track    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 167  Intercollegiate Athletics    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 168  Intercollegiate Football    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 169  Intercollegiate Lacrosse    1 sem. hr.

Offered for varsity athletes in a variety of individual and team sports. One semester credit is available only one time during collegiate years.

PE 210  Coaching Baseball    3 sem. hrs.

Covers how to teach the fundamental principles and techniques required to play the game of baseball at any level, while at the same time discussing, exploring and understanding the various theories, philosophies and strategies surrounding America’s pastime. Includes the use of various on-the-field drills in which students physically participate. Handouts, videos and discussions are an inherent part of the class. Students are also introduced to baseball field maintenance, official rulesand the art of scoring a game. For students who want to gain a greaterappreciation and understanding of the game and/or for those individuals who may someday want to become involved in coaching at an appropriate level. Offered every fall.

PE 260  Teach Hlth/Phys Game/Rhythms    3 sem. hrs.

Provides an opportunity to study an extensive program of low-organizational games, rhythms and plays, their purposes, and methods of pedagogy. Also includes responsibilites of the elementary school physical education teacher, including class organizational procedures, a variety of teaching methods, lesson and unit plan development, and content appropriate for the elementary school child. Includes observation and teaching experiences with elementary school children at partner schools. Structured field experience required. Offered every fall.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

PE 265  Adapted Physical Education    3 sem. hrs.

This course teaches students the basic concepts of planning and conducting physical education programs for children with physical, sensory, and/or intellectual impairments. This course will help the student to become more aware of the physical needs of children with disabilities and of the possibilities to professionally deal with these needs. The course requires the student to complete a 10-hour practicum, providing the opportunity to work with children with a disability. The practicum will be conducted in cooperation with the physical education instructor working with various local schools. The children's difficulties may range from emotional problems to severe physical and mental handicaps. Previous methodology courses recommended. Field experience required. Admission to Teacher Preparation required. Offered every spring.

PE 361  Teaching Movement Experience    3 sem. hrs.

Methodology course introducing the concept of movement education. Awareness of movement, principles of movement, and mechanics that govern and modify them are emphasized and directed toward a curricular design unique for elementary school children. The focus in this course is placed on 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. Field experience required. Next offered SP-17 & SP-18.

Prerequisite: PE 260.

PE 364  Sports Psychology    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to offer the coach, the athlete, and the prospective coach an opportunity to learn principles, theories, and applications of psychology in a sports setting. Topics include discussion regarding the psychological factors that influence involvement and performance in sport, exercise, and physical education settings, identify the skills and knowledge about sport and exercise psychology that can be applied as a coach, teacher, or exercise leader, compare and contrast psychological theories and research, integrate effective goal setting practices, explore the various skills involved in developing emotional & mental control: anxiety & arousal, anger management, concentration, imagery, and confidence, and, understand the various pitfalls of eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictive behavior. Next offered SP-17.

PE 365  Sports in American Society    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the cultural practices of sport in American Society. Social, economic, political commercialization and mass media aspects of a sport will be examined as well as the effects of sport on the individual. This course provides as critical entry point into the sociology of sport in American society that examines the sociological role of sport in the making of American society and culture, and vise-versa. Given the special emphasis on social inequality in sport, the purpose of the course is to better understand sport as social and cultural phenomena, and to analyze the dynamic interplay of economic, political, historical and other forces within which forms of sport and physical activity have been developed, implemented and contested in America. Next offered F-17.

PE 381  Physiology of Exercise    3 sem. hrs.

Study of physiological aspects of muscular activity with special attention given to effects of exercise on body function. Aerobic and anaerobic conditions of excercise are discussed. Laboratory measurement of some physiological effects of exercise is included. Offered every spring.

Prerequisite: Biology 209-210.

PE 461  Teaching Individual Activities    3 sem. hrs.

Teaching Individual Activities introduces the future physical educator to the spectrum of individual activities being taught in the school setting. As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to: Find and use references specific to an individual sport/activity; Create a professional handbook specific to the individual activity in which they choose to become an expert: Organize and conduct an introductory lesson that provides a thorough overview of an individual sport/activity that they have chosen; Select, organize, and sequence skills from simple to complex for the individual sport/physical activity that they have chosen; Select and create mini-games or activities that will assist K-12 students with the skills of their chosen individual sport/physical activity. Students will teach their lesson using appropriate instructional cues and prompts for basic motor skills and physical activity. The students will demonstrate an understanding of group motivation and behavior by creating a safe and positive learning environment. Students have the option to choose from the following activities: tennis, golf, racquetball, track and field, archery, badminton, bowling and recreational games. Field experience required. Offered every fall.

PE 462  Teaching Team Act/Aquatics    3 sem. hrs.

Teaching Team Activities & Aquatics introduces the future physical educator to the spectrum of team activities being taught in the school setting. As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to: Find and use references specific to an group sport/activity; Create a professional handbook specific to the group activity in which they choose to become an expert: Organize and conduct an introductory lesson that provides a thorough overview of an team sport/activity that they have chosen; Select, organize, and sequence skills from simple to complex for the team sport/physical activity that they have chosen; Select and create mini-games or activities that will assist K-12 students with the skills of their chosen team sport/physical activity. Students will teach their lesson using appropriate instructional cues and prompts for basic motor skills and physical activity. The students will demonstrate an understanding of group motivation and behavior by creating a safe and positive learning environment. Students have the option to choose from the following activities: soccer, speedball, football, basketball, volleyball, team handball, and water sports. Field experience required. Offered every fall.

PE 463  Teaching Gymnastics/Dance    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed for physical education teacher candidates as an introduction to educational gymnastics and dance forms in K-12 settings. After a review of safety and liability issues related to gymnastics, the majority of the gymnastics portion of this course is devoted to learning to teach the content of educational gymnastics organized into specific skill themes. Teacher candidates are taught to develop gymnastics sequences and to guide students in developing their own gymnastics sequences. The dance portion of the course is devoted to learning how to teach a variety of dance forms to K-12 students in interesting and enjoyable ways. The dance forms that teacher candidates are introduced to in this course include creative, folk, ethnic, country, western, square, line, ballroom, break, hip-hop and other contemporary dance forms. The course includes techniques for developing rubrics to assess student progress in educational gymnastics and dance. Field experience required. Next offered F-17 and SP-19.