Physical Education & Exercise Science Courses
PE 1004 Introduction to Physical Education and Exercise Science
The history, philosophy, and contemporary functions of physical education and exercise science as a profession. Introduction to the field for majors and nonmajors. This course should be taken as early as possible.
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 2064 Emergency Care and Safety
Designed to prepare an individual to act in an emergency situation. Includes first aid techniques, CPR, rescue moves, and safety awareness. Recommended for education and physical education majors. (Red Cross certifications for Emergency Response and Adult CPR are available through this course.)
PE 2074 The Dance
The study and appreciation of dance as an art concerned with the communication of an idea or feeling through movement.
PE 2094 Anatomy and Physiology I
An introductory consideration of the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular systems with particular reference to the human. This course is designed for exercise science majors and students considering an allied health career. It will not count toward the major course requirement of the biology pattern. Lecture and laboratory. Also listed as BIO 2014. Prerequisite: BIO 1044 or 1164. IV
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 3004 Methods in Physical Education
Designed to prepare physical education teachers to teach concepts and activities that lead to positive physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of learners. Activities for special populations will also be explored. Prerequisite: EDU 2144.
PE 3014 Physiology of Exercise
A study of the human anatomical systems and their physiological function with special emphasis on the muscular, nervous, skeletal, circulatory, and respiratory systems and the acute and chronic adaptations that result from exercise. Other topics also include the physiological effects of physical activity on children, adolescents, older adult women, and health-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Prerequisites: BIO 2014/PE 2094 and BIO/PE 2104.
PE 3034 Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation
Develops awareness of the injury problems associated with sports participation. Teaches methods of prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Introduces the athletic training modalities available in a modern trainer’s room. Prerequisite: BIO 2014 or PE 2094.
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 3204 Nutrition and Energy Balance
A study of evidence-based information on major nutrients and nutritional needs across the lifespan. Basic concepts which govern energy balance, body composition, and weight management will be explored. Other topics discussed will include the relationship between nutrition and physical performance and disease prevention, the factors that affect food choices including media and advertising, and the sustainability of our food system. Pre-requisite: PE 1004.
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.