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Physical Education Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

PE 111

Special Topics: Health and Wellness

1 to 3 credit hours

A single sport or system of formal exercise selected in response to student interest.

PE 112

Health and Fitness

2 credit hours

This course introduces the fundamentals of health and wellness through life long physical activities while increasing your awareness of overall fitness. This course is designed at an introductory level to cover relevant health and fitness topics and is designed to provide information to create awareness of and motivation toward development of positive health and fitness behaviors. The practice of long-term positive health and fitness behaviors are essential to an individual's physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Offered fall and spring.

PE 116

Contemporary Topics in Health and Physical Education

3 credit hours

This course is designed to assist the student who is preparing to teach. Students have the opportunity to research specific topics related to health and wellness. Attention is given to relating course content to student's major area of study when possible. Offered spring.

PE 117

Principles and Problems of Coaching

3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the concepts that are essential in the preparation of coaching. Students will evaluate the current perspectives and issues in sport psychology and evaluate current theories in sport. Topics include developing a coaching philosophy, evaluating theories in motivation, understanding team dynamics, communicate effectively, and improving player performance. Students will learn how to use the skills gained throughout the class in their everyday life throughout which ever field they choose to pursue. Offered spring.

PE 118

Theory and Technique of Coaching

3 credit hours

This course involves the study of theory of various sports and techniques used by the athlete participating in sports. A practical study of the strategy-making decisions a coach should be equipped to make in the major sports: football, basketball, baseball and volleyball. Offered fall.

PE 120

First Aid and Athletic Injuries

3 credit hours

This course is designed as an introduction to athletic training and sports medicine. The course offers instructional and practical application in the skills and techniques necessary for prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation and care of athletic injuries. The course also offers techniques used in emergency first aid as related to athletics. Contact hours include athletic training room observation, and the shadowing of certified athletic trainers' day to day responsibilities. The student will also be offered the practical application of various taping methods. Offered spring.

PE 124

Health and Nutrition Across the Lifespan

3 credit hours

This course examines nutrition across the lifespan. The impact of nutrition on preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging will be studied. For every phase of life, normal growth and development, nutrient needs, nutrition assessments, and the most common nutritional deficiencies will be addressed. Offered fall and spring.