Note: Students interesting in majoring in Physical Education or
Physical Education and Health should be aware that a major in this
area requires acceptance into and compliance with the standards set
forth by the Education program.
1021 - First Aid - 1 credit
The practice of first-aid procedures and prevention and care of
1801 - Special Topics in Physical
Activity - 2 credit hours
Activity normally features skill development in a specific
recreational area or sport. Emphasis is on participation,
development or camaraderie, strategy and team play. Course may be
2012 - Basic Injury Care for the Coach
and Trainer - 2 credit hours
Symptoms, prevention, immediate treatment and long-term care in
athletic injuries. Prerequisite: PHED 1021.
2013 - Nutrition - 3 credit
This course is designed to examine nutritional values and
practices. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to
the following: basic food groups, food nutrients, weight problems,
and food labels.
2053 - Foundations of Health, Physical
Education and Recreation - 3 credit hours
This course is designed to give historical and philosophical
perspective for health, physical education, recreation, and
2103 - Physical Education for the
Exceptional Child - 3 credit hours
The social, psychological, and physiological aspects of the
mentally retarded, the gifted, and the visually, aurally,
physically, emotionally, and neurological disabled are discussed.
Will address how to best meet the needs of these students in a
physical movement environment. Observation hours required.
2133 - Motor Learning & Development
- 3 credit hours
Designed to teach the student the various stages of motor learning
as it applies to the physical education student. The development of
children in grades P-12 will be discussed with issues that this
brings for their physical movement abilities.
2253 - Personal, School and Community
Health - 3 credit hours
This course is designed to incorporate personal and school health
into the wider scope of community health. Needs-assessment on an
individual, school, and community basis will be developed. The
student will be actively engaged in planning program design for
themselves and others.
2552 - Fitness, Wellness &
Conditioning: Theory and Practice - 2 credit hours
This course is designed as a practical application of fitness,
wellness, and conditioning concepts. Students will be actively
engaged in planning program design for themselves and others.
3002 - Psychology/Sociology of PE/Sport
- 2 credit hours
Designed to survey psychology/sociology and the varied
responsibilities of the teacher and coach as they relate to these
fields. Topics of discussion include areas such as
characteristics, type of personality, philosophy, history,
organization and administration, as well as current issues.
3013 - Exercise Physiology - 3 credit
This course is designed to acquaint the student with physiological
changes which occur during and after physical activity. The
physiological changes include circulatory, respiratory, endocrine,
and nervous systematic adjustments. Students are recommended to
have successfully completed the biology general education
requirement before taking this course.
3023 - Kinesiology - 3 credit
Study of the human musculature and the body's structural
relationship to exercise and skilled motor performance.
3103 - Epidemiology - 3 credit
This course is designed to examine the infectious diseases and
disorders that are prevalent today, as well as address the history
of those diseases. It is designed to enhance the knowledge of why
and how diseases spread and how they are treated.
3113 - Teaching Team Skills - 3 credit
Fundamental skills, rules, techniques, and strategies of team
sports. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education
3123 - Teaching Lifetime Skills - 3
Fundamental skills, rules, techniques, and strategies for
individual and dual activities. Some activities included are:
bowling, aerobics, outdoor adventure, and weight lifting.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.
3203 - School Health, Nutrition and
Physical Education - 3 credit hours
Study of basic body functions, health-related problems in the
school, and basic nutritional and physical fitness for proper
growth and maintenance of the body. Emphasizes relating the
material to children in grades P-5. Prerequisites: Acceptance into
the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3213 (P-5 majors only) or
EDUC 3403 or PHED 3113 or PHED 3123.
3303 - Assessment in Health Education -
3 credit hours
Designed to acquaint student with the principles of assessment,
Specific to health and health related fitness. Analysis of
specific techniques will be covered. Evaluation of results with an
emphasis on learning retention is stressed. Prerequisite:
Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3403.
3603 - Sport Law - 3 credit
Examination of legislation and specific case law as related to
professional and amateur athletes, sport events, licensed
merchandise, broadcast and sponsorship rights. Topics include labor
and anti-trust law; contract negotiation, specifications, and
interpretation. Also listed as RTSM 3603. Prerequisite: RTSM
4023 - Methods and Materials of P-12
Physical Education - 3 credit hours
This course explores principles of instruction, teaching methods,
and curriculum materials as prevalent in public schools, grades
P-12. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education
4103 - Contemporary Health Issues - 3
This course examines current issues in health by means of special
speakers and other resources. Issues explored include: AIDS, world
population, global warming, and others that the future will
4603 - Athletic Administration - 3
An overview of the area of athletics administration for scholastic
and collegiate settings. This course would cover many areas from
staffing and recruiting to fund raising. Also listed as RTSM 4603.
Prerequisite: RTSM 2603, RTSM 3603.
4803 - Practicum - 3 credit hours