Physical Education - PHED
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
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
Study of symptoms, prevention, immediate treatment and long-term
care in athletic injuries. Prerequisite:
2013 - Nutrition - 3 credit
Examines 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
and Physical Education - 3 credit hours
Provides historical and philosophical perspective for health
and physical education.
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. Includes a field esperience
2133 - Motor Learning & Development
- 3 credit hours
Teaches 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
Incorporates 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
Develops practical applications 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
Surveys 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
Acquaints 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
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
Examination of 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.
3163 - Skills and Techniques of Team and
Lifetime Activities - 3 credit hours
Fundamental skills and strategies for team, individual, and dual
activities. 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. Includes a field esperience
Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program
and EDUC 3223 (P-5 majors only)
or EDUC 3403 (Physical Education
3403 - Coaching Theory and Behaviors - 3 credit
Overview of the role of the athletic coach in the management of an
athletic program, and in the supervision and instruction of
athletes within an athletic program.
3553 Rhythm and Dance for Teachers - 3
Various dances and fhythm activities will be learned and teaching
techniques will be stressed.
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
Explores principles of instruction, teaching methods, and
curriculum materials as prevalent in public schools, grades P-12.
Includes a field esperience component.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher
4103 - Contemporary Health Issues - 3
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 dictate.
4603 - Athletic Administration - 3
Provides 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. Prerequisites: RTSM 2603, RTSM