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Physical Education


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 112

Health and Fitness

2 credit hours

This course deals with the principles and objectives of health, fitness and wellness. Emphasis will be on wellness and healthy lifestyles.

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.

PE 117

Principles and Problems of Coaching

3 credit hours

This course involves the study of the organization, management, staff relationships and the creation of desirable behavior in athletics. Coaching ethics are strongly stressed. This course examines all levels of athletic competition: elementary school, high school and college. The course is divided into two parts, the organizational principles and the problems.

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.

PE 120

First Aid and Athletic Injuries

3 credit hours

The course deals primarily with techniques used in emergency first aid as related to the athletic program. Areas such as bandaging, strapping and treatment for all athletic injuries are covered by practical applications.

PE 123

Psychology of Coaching

3 credit hours

This course focuses on the psychological factors that influence athletes. Why do athletes react to situations differently? How do athletes cope with pressure? Does the coach make a difference with his team psychologically? These questions and others will be discussed in detail.

PE 124

Health and Nutrition Across the Lifespan

3 credit hours

This course examines nutrition theory and the relationship between nutrition, health, wellness and illness prevention. It examines the science of nutrition including digestion and absorption of macro-and micro-nutrients. Students will learn various methods of establishing good nutrition habits to improve overall wellness throughout the life span.