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Courses of special interest:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Nutrition and Energy Balance
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Health Promotion

Physical Education & Exercise Science Courses

PE 1113 Lifetime Fitness
A course combining knowledge and activities that will provide a basis for lifetime physical fitness. (3/4 course unit.) CR/NC grading.

PE 2004 Health Promotion
Introduction to a range of topics related to the health of the individual. Areas of specific emphasis include nutrition and weight management, stress management, substance abuse, and aging. Prerequisite: PE 1113

PE 2014 Team Sports I
The rules, skills, practices, and procedures essential to the teaching and coaching of football, soccer, field hockey, and volleyball. Each student is required to scout, observe, and participate in each sport.

PE 2024 Team Sports II
The rules, skills, practices, and procedures essential to the teaching and coaching of basketball, baseball, softball, and track and field. Each student is required to scout, observe, and participate in each sport.

PE 2034 Individual Sports I
The history, objectives, rules, and fundamentals of selected individual sports. Teaching methods in tennis, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, and handball.

PE 2044 Individual Sports II
The history, objectives, rules, and fundamentals of selected individual sports. Teaching methods in archery, badminton, table tennis, bowling, and fly and bait casting.

PE 2104 Anatomy and Physiology II
An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the nervous, endocrine, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems with particular reference to the human. This course is designed for exercise science majors and other students interested in an allied health career. The course will not count toward the major course requirements of the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory. Also listed as BIO 2104. Prerequisite: PE-2094 or BIO-2014. IV

PE 2294 Special Topics in Physical Education and Exercise Science
The study of a topic or inquiry not fully treated in other courses. Topics may include nutrition and human performance, weight management, exercise testing for normal and special populations, or other allied health areas. Subjects change and are announced in advance. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

PE 3054 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Biological and mechanical principles of movement patterns and their application to the evaluation of both the performer and the performance. Prerequisite: BIO 2014.

PE 4004 Organization, Administration, and Evaluation of Physical Education and Exercise Science
Explores concepts of administration, supervision, and evaluation of physical education and exercise science programs. Prerequisite: PE 1004.

PE 4204 Internship
Supervised placement of students in organizations that provide capstone experiences to the physical education or exercise science major. Integrating theory and practice, this experience includes academic requirements, such as reports and research papers, which will be agreed upon in advance among the student, faculty, and placement supervisor by means of a learning contract. May be repeated once for credit. CR/NC grading. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PE 4444 Senior Seminar
Topics include current trends and research methods in exercise science and the allied health field. Team research projects provide the opportunity to integrate previous coursework and to explore new questions.

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