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PE 1201: Orientation to Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Science

This course provides an introduction to the HPE/WS curriculum, as it affects the student. Emphasis will be given to resources, services and opportunities available to the student through the University, which will help him or her grow as a professional. This is a pass or fail class.

PE 2101: Methods of Teaching Team Activities

This course is designed to assist in teaching students to be skilled and knowledgeable in selected team activities. Emphasis will be placed on developing and evaluating the student's skills and knowledge.

PE 2111: Methods of Teaching Individual Activities

This course is designed to assist in teaching students to be skilled and knowledgeable in selected individual activities. Emphasis will be placed on developing and evaluating the student's skills and knowledge.

PE 2513: First Aid

Standard and advanced course in first aid. This course includes CPR instruction.

PE 2523: Foundations in Health and Physical Education

A study of history, philosophy, and principles of health and physical education in grades K 12 as applied to each area.

PE 2653: Anatomy and Physiology

Prerequisite: BIOL 1014 or permission of department head.

The structure and function of the human body with emphasis on the bodily systems important to teachers and practitioners of wellness, fitness, and physical education.

PE 3051: Methods of Teaching Fitness and Wellness Concepts

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge needed to implement a sound fitness and wellness program that will yield the desired results. The emphasis is on teaching students how to take control of their own personal health and lifestyle habits so that they can make a deliberate effort to stay healthy and achieve the highest potential for well-being.

$25 Tech Fit fee.

PE 3101: Methods of Teaching Rhythmic and Gymnastic Movements

Methods and activities to develop rhythm, folk dance, and gymnastic skills related to teaching physical education.

Laboratory two hours.

PE 3103: Methods of Teaching Movement Patterns and Activities for Children

Prerequisite: Admission to Stage II or permission of department head.

Methods and activities to develop basic movement patterns, primary and lead-up game skills, and knowledge related to teaching elementary physical education.

Lecture one hour, laboratory four hours.

PE 3413: Coaching Theory

The course exposes students to the theory of coaching, relevant to athletics. Emphasis is placed on organization, management, and content involved in coaching a variety of sports.

PE 3512: Coaching Strategies: Football & Baseball

Principles of coaching football and baseball, including off-season training programs, team organization, offense, defense, scouting, and use of visual aids.

One hour lecture and one hour laboratory.

PE 3522: Coaching Strategies: Basketball & Track and Field

Principles of in-season and off-season training programs and team organization for track and field. Additionally, the course is designed to provide a systematic process for teaching basketball skill development and team strategies. Emphasis on fundamental skills and drills, rules and evolution of the game, offensive and defensive strategies used by various successful coaches are introduced. Extensive use of floor demonstrations and video presentations enhance the course content.

One hour lecture and one hour laboratory.

PE 3532: Coaching Strategies: Softball and Volleyball

This course will offer information relative to the following topics for both volleyball and softball: in-season and off-season training programs, team organization, offense, defense, special situations, scouting, and use of visual aids.

One hour lecture and one hour laboratory.

PE 3573: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Prerequisites: PE 2653, 3663

Development of techniques in prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.

PE 3583: Methods and Materials in Physical Education and Recreation for Kindergarten and Elementary Grades

Prerequisite: PE 3103

Methods, materials, supervision, school problems, rhythmical activities, movements exploration, and group games for kindergarten and elementary teachers.

Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.

PE 3603: Methods and Materials in Physical Education for Secondary Schools

Prerequisites: PE 2101, PE 2111 and admission to Stage II.

A course in program planning and techniques of teaching physical education in the secondary schools, critical analysis of methods now in use in physical education, and criteria for evaluation of programs.

Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.

PE 3661: Laboratory Experiences in Anatomy/Physiology and Kinesiology

Prerequisite: PE 2653 or permission of department head.

The laboratory experience supplements Anatomy/Physiology and Kinesiology by providing practical experiences which enable students to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

PE 3663: Kinesiology

Prerequisite: PE 2653

Study of human movement and the physical and physiological principles upon which it depends. Body mechanics, posture, motor efficiency and the influence of growth and development upon motor performance.

PE 4033: Basic Exercise Physiology

Prerequisites: PE 2653, 3663, and 3661, or permission of the department head.

Introduction to the basic effects of exercise on physiology of the systems of the body, and the principles of exercise prescriptions and programs.

PE 4103: Principles and Methods of Adapted Physical Education

Principles and methods of teaching special students with various types of physical and mental disabilities which require adapting the learning process.

PE 4203: Methods of Teaching Adapted Physical Education in the Schools

Prerequisites: PE 3103, PE 3583 or permission of the department head.

Principles and methods of teaching students with disabilities in the schools.

Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.

PE 4513: Organization and Administration of Health and Physical Education

Organization and administration problems in grades K 12 to be treated as a single administrative unit.

PE 4523: Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education

Prerequisite: Admission to Stage II or permission from department head.

Research methods, measurement, and evaluation in health, physical education, and recreation with an analysis of their practical application.

PE 4701: Special Methods in Health and Physical Education

Prerequisites: Admission to student teaching phase of the teacher education program.

Co-requisite: Enrollment in SEED 4809

Intensive on campus exploration of the principles of curriculum construction, teaching methods, use of community resources, and evaluation as related to teaching health and physical education.

PE 4991,4992,4993: Special Problems in Health and Physical Education

Prerequisite: PE 4523

Open to physical education majors and minors of outstanding ability. Course content will include readings and research and the setting up and carrying out of a piece of research which will include review of literature, the problem, and conclusion.