Physical Education and Health Department Courses
PED 111 – Wellness, 1 credit. B. Discussion of the components of health-related fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition, as well as nutrition, stress management, and alcohol education. Students are exposed to a variety of lifetime activities that promote health and well-being. Required for graduation.
PED 112 – Physical Education Activities, 1 credit. B. The student may choose from a variety of activities offered: badminton, bowling, rollerblading, circuit training, ultimate Frisbee, pickleball, golf, social dance, aerobics, cycling, swimming, lifeguard training, WSI, scuba, tennis, volleyball, and weight training. One activity course is required for graduation.
PED 200 – Foundations in Physical Education, 2 credits. B1. History, philosophy and principles of physical education, with a special emphasis on the development of a professional understanding and attitude toward physical education, are studied. An overview of the MTLE I content test for teaching licensure is reviewed.
PED 216 – Sport Officiating, 2 credits. B2, B3. Designed to provide students with the knowledge, skill and experience necessary to become certified officials. Specific attention to baseball/softball, basketball, football, soccer and volleyball
PED 230 – Motor Development, 2 credits. B1, B2, S. Designed to help students understand principles, observe movement skill patterns, assess and apply concepts of motor development through developmentally age appropriate practice.
PED 245 – Introduction to Exercise Science, 2 credits. B1. Designed to educate undergraduate students about the important aspects of exercise science including history, areas of study, technology, career opportunities, certifications, professional organizations and future trends.
PED 250 – Pre-May Seminar, 2 credits. D.
PED 251 – Adapted Physical Education, 2 credits. B3. Designed to promote knowledge and understanding of the problems, responsibilities and procedures of physical education for the exceptional student.
PED 252 – Prevention and Care of Sport-Related Injuries, 2 credits. B. A study of the treatment of athletic injuries. Includes demonstrations and practical experience in taping and bandaging techniques.
PED 255 – Teaching Motor Skills, 4 credits. B4. Exposes students to the theories and principles that explain motor skill acquisition and performance. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized.
PED 260 to 268 – Coaching and Officiating Competitive Sports, 2 credits each. These are 2-credit courses offered on an alternating year basis, with the exceptions of football, basketball and volleyball, which are offered first semester every year, and track and field, and baseball/softball, which are offered second semester every year.
PED 260 – Coaching and Officiating: Baseball and Softball, 2 credits. E2.
PED 261 – Coaching and Officiating: Basketball, 2 credits. E1.
PED 262 – Coaching and Officiating: Football, 2 credits. E1.
PED 263 – Coaching and Officiating: Soccer, 2 credits. A2 (2013-2014).
PED 264 – Coaching and Officiating: Hockey, 2 credits. A2 (2012-2013).
PED 265 – Coaching and Officiating: Track and Field, 2 credits. E2.
PED 266 – Coaching and Officiating: Volleyball, 2 credits. E1.
PED 267 – Coaching and Officiating: Wrestling, 2 credits. A1 (2012-2013).
PED 268 – Coaching and Officiating: Swimming, 2 credits. A2 (2013-2014).
PED 272 – Physiology of Exercise, 4 credits. E2. Exposes students to the principles/procedures related to human physiological assessment, program design, and exercise program adherence to commonly used exercise science related fields including corporate fitness, progressive health club settings and athletic environments.
PED 300 – May Seminar, 4 credits. MS.
PED 301 – Elementary Physical Education, 2 credits. B4, S. Designed to teach activities, materials and methods of instruction in physical education for preschool, primary and intermediate grade teacher candidates (for elementary education majors). It is offered once per year (spring) in academic years beginning with even numbers (2012-13) and both semesters in academic years beginning with odd numbers (2011-2012).
PED 317 – Teaching Assistant in Physical Education, 1 credit. Students will be assigned to a section of PED 111 or 112 in which they will be expected to develop and teach two to three lessons, as well as assist the instructor in skill development drills and assessment.
PED 320 – Curriculum and Assessment in Physical Education, 4 credits. E2. This course bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing a practical approach to curriculum in writing, standards, positive classroom management, and a variety of assessment techniques used in K-12 physical education programs. Prerequisite: PED 255 – Teaching Motor Skills. Open only to physical education majors.
PED 330 – Mental Training for Peak Performance, 2 credits. B2. This course will explore the skills and knowledge needed to develop personal and team psychological skills. Students will be exposed to current research, mental training theories, practical information and exercises to utilize in a team setting.
PED 361 – Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletic Programs, 2 credits. B1, B4. A study of organization and administration related to today’s physical education, organized athletics and other sports programs.
PED 362 – Fitness Assessment and Technology in Physical Education, 2 credits. B4. A study of the practical measurement for evaluation in physical education and exercise science, with emphasis on personal fitness and neuromuscular skills testing. Use of TriFIT, heart rate monitors and other forms of technology
PED 365 – Testing and Prescription in Exercise Science, 4 credits. E2. Exposes students to the principles/procedures related to human physiological assessment, program design, and exercise program adherence to commonly used exercise science related fields including corporate fitness, progressive health club settings and athletic environments. Prerequisite: PED 272 – Physiology of Exercise
PED 380 – Special Topics, 2 to 4 credits. D. Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information.
PED 390 – Cooperative Education, 1 to 8 credits. E.
PED 400 – Special Problems Seminar, 1 to 4 credits. A flexible course designed to meet the needs and desires of students. Possibilities include current research or trends in physical education.
PED 410 – Sport and American Society, 4 credits. E2. A study of the sociological, psychological, economic and religious aspects of physical education, athletics and recreation in the American culture.
PED 465 – Advanced Exercise Testing, 2 credits. B1, B4. Designed to provide students with advanced techniques to effectively perform human fitness assessments and program design for special populations. Students will be exposed to techniques commonly used in cardiovascular rehabilitation centers, disease prevention centers, medical clinics, research facilities, advanced educational programs, as well as elite athletic performance enhancement facilities. Prerequisite: PED 365 – Testing and Prescription in Exercise Science
PED 467 – Biomechanics of Human Motion, 2 credits. E. A study of the kinesiological aspects of people, as well as the functions of all systems, in relation to physical exercise or the lack of exercise. Prerequisites: BIOL 306 – Human Anatomy and Physiology and PED 272 – Physiology of Exercise
PED 480 – Independent Study, 1 to 4 credits.
PED 490 Z – Practicum in Health Fitness, 4 credits. E, S. The application in a practical work experience of theory and skills learned in the classroom. Under approved supervision, the student will pursue the health-fitness area in an applicable setting.
PED 491 – Practicum in Coaching, 1 to 2 credits. D. The practicum is a coaching experience of not less than 40 hours at the junior high, high school or college level in which the student works under an approved supervisor.
HLTH 141 – Personal and Social Health, 4 credits. E1, S. A multidimensional approach to health that includes physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health promotion that emphasizes self-responsibility and prevention. Theories of behavior change are examined to understand the factors that influence personal lifestyle decisions and societal norms.
HLTH 143 – First Aid and CPR: Emergency Response, 2 credits. B1, B2, B3, B4. The study of accident problems, first aid and medical self-help prepares the student for positive response to stressful conditions. Teaches skills needed for emergency care of victims of accidents, illnesses and disasters.
HLTH 220 – Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion, 2 credits. E1. This course is designed to expose students considering a health education degree to the basic concepts and theories of health, health education and health promotion. An overview of job settings for health educators with emphasis on assessing needs, planning programs and evaluation.
HLTH 340 – Comprehensive School Health Programs, 2 credits. E1. An overview of the school’s role in the healthy development of youth, including health instruction, health services, school environment, physical education, nutrition and food services, counseling and personal support, school/parent/community partnerships, and school site health promotion.
HLTH 386 – Presenting Health Content, 4 credits. E2. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and presentation of health-related content and skills. The course provides exposure to curricula, materials and resources, and strategies for presenting health information. Includes clinical experiences.
HLTH 390 – Cooperative Education, 1 to 8 credits
HLTH 480 – Independent Study, 1 to 8 credits
HLTH 481 – Special Problems Seminar, 1 to 4 credits. D. A flexible course designed to meet the needs and desires of students. Possibilities include current research or trends in physical education.