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Description of Courses

PE 101 Physical Conditioning 1 hours - kills, methods, and exercises for attaining muscular and cardio-respiratory fitness.

PE 102 Basic Swimming 1 hour - This course is designed to teach the basic swimming skills and to overcome fear of the water.

PE 107 Aerobic Swimming 1 hour - A course designed for the swimmer that emphasizes the benefits of continuous exercise. Special emphasis will be placed on developing strength in different body areas and enhancing the cardiovascular fitness of the student. This class takes the learned aspects of the swimming strokes and applies them to the student’s overall fitness level. Prerequisite: PE 102 or permission of the instructor.

PE 120 Flag Football 1 hour - An introduction to the skills and rules of flag football.

PE 122 Basketball 1 hour - An introduction to the skills and rules of basketball.

PE 126 Softball 1 hour - An introduction to the skills and rules of softball.

PE 128 Volleyball 1 hour - An introduction to the skills and rules of volleyball.

PE 150 Badminton 1 hour - An introduction to the skills and rules of badminton.

PE 155 Aerobics 1 hour - Exercises designed for the development of cardiopulmonary endurance and muscular fitness.

PE 190 -191-192 Independent Activity 1-1-1 hour - Independent activity classes for those with disabilities and others with special needs under the direction of a physical education advisor. Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

PE 205 Standard First Aid and CPR 1 hour - This course will prepare the student to recognize emergencies and how to respond to them. It will also provide an in-depth study of CPR, including practice sessions on a manikin. Participation in all class activities is required.

PE 207 Intermediate Swimming 1 hour - Perfecting of the American crawl and elementary backstroke, learning and developing skills of the sidestroke, breaststroke, back crawl, and inverted breast stroke. Prerequisite: perform basic strokes well, tread water, and be comfortable in deep water.

PE 210 Lifeguard Training 2 hours - Covers the requirements for Red Cross Advanced Lifesaving Certification. Prerequisite: PE 207or equivalent performance ability. This course may receive one hour of PE activity.

PE 211 Health Principles (W) 2 hours - A practical study of the principles of healthful living, including a study of the basic physiological processes. The health instructions found in the writing of Mrs. E. G. White are given special emphasis.

PE 215 Track and Field 1 hour - Rules and techniques for performing track and field activities.

PE 222 Racquetball I 1 hour - An introduction to the techniques, skills, and methods of racquetball. The proper attire, eye goggles, and non-scuffing gym shoes are required.

PE 224 Soccer 1 hour - An introduction to the basic skills and rules of soccer.PE 226 Individual and Team Sports I 3 hours - Focus on the skill development, organizational strategies, instructional techniques for evaluating performance in a variety of individual, dual, and team sports. The activities covered in this course are: flag football, soccer, volleyball, weight training, gymnastics, and tennis. (Offered Fall).

PE 245 Tennis I 1 hour - An introduction to the skills and rules of tennis. PE 247 Racquetball II 1 hour After beginning racquetball skill acquisition, Racquetball II provides the opportunity to develop offensive and defensive shots to a higher skill level. Prerequisite: PE 222 or permission of instructor.

PE 249 Tennis II 1 hour - This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced tennis player. Special emphasis will be placed upon skill, performance, and ability levels of each individual participant. Prerequisite:PE 245 or permission of the instructor.

PE 260 Golf I 1 hour - Introduction to golfing. Equipment supplied.

PE 261 Golf II 1 hour - The natural progression of golf instruction for the student interested in pursuing golf as a lifetime activity. This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced golfer. Emphasis will be placed upon skill, performance, and ability levels. Prerequisite: PE 260 or permission of the instructor.

PE 270 Water Safety Instructor 2 hours - Covers the requirements for Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification. Prerequisite: PE210

PE 275 Gymnastics Team 1 hour - Culminates with public performance of skills on parallel bars, rings, unevens, balance beam, and mats. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance of tryout requirements.

PE 280 Weight Training 1 hour - This is a body-building class based on the use of weight resistance experiences.

PE 282 Personal Training Certification 3 hours - This course is designed to prepare and qualify students to work as personal trainers. This course bridges the gap between exercise science related course work and the practical application skills of personal training. In addition, this course is designed for the novice who has not had the benefit of formal training.

PE 285 Introduction to Physical Education (W) 3 hours - A brief historical study of the physiological, psychological, and sociological basis of physical education and an analysis of its aims, objectives, and principles.

PE 301 Individual and Team Sports II 3 hours - Focus on the skill development, organizational strategies, instructional techniques for evaluating performance in a variety of individual, dual, and team sports. The activities covered in this course are: basketball, softball, pickle ball, badminton, hardball, racquetball, and ultimate Frisbee.(Offered Spring). Practicum hours - : 30 hours - (observation).

PE 305 Officiating Athletic Contests (W) 2 hours - Theory and practice in officiation at team sports, interpretation of rules, officiating techniques,examinations, and ratings. Prerequisite: previous experience in playing basketball, flag footballer field hockey, and softball and volleyball. All students in these classes will be assigned to officiate for intramural programs of the college.

PE 308 Theory of Coaching (W) 2 hours - This course is designed to assist the student in developing the background and skills necessary to coach selected sports. Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: PE 226 and EN 103.

PE 310 Athletic Injuries (W) 2 hours - The care and prevention of athletic injuries, including certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: PE 205 and BI 111.

PE 315 Motor Learning 2 hours - Study and analyze the selected variables which influence the learning of motor skills.Prerequisite: junior standing.

PE 320 Fitness Testing 2 hours - This course is designed to enhance the understanding of fitness and the scientific aspects of evaluating fitness levels, and focuses on the hands-on application of advanced fitness testing.Tests include, but are not limited to, body fat analysis (hydrostatic weighing), treadmill stress testing, strength analysis, flexibility testing, lung capacity, nutrition analysis, stress profile, and varied other fitness and wellness evaluations. Requiring the student to understand how to administer these tests to each other is preparation for administering these and other tests in areas such as health clubs, hospital settings, and corporate fitness. This course is also preparation for academic environment application at the elementary, secondary, and college level. Prerequisite: PE 101.

PE 330 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in 3 hours - Elementary and Secondary Schools (W)Development of physical education programs on the elementary and secondary level. Methods and materials for games of low organization, team and individual sports, and self-testing activities.Prerequisite: junior standing.

PE 335 Physical Education Tests and Measurements 3 hours - Tests and evaluation in physical education: emphasis on test administration and application of results. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: MA 101.

PE 340 Organization and Admin. of Physical Education (W) 2 hours - The relationship of the field of physical education to modern education. Theory and practice of the organization and administration of physical education activities, including intramurals.Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: PE 285.

PE 401 Physiology of Exercise 3 hours - A study of the response of the body to exercise. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: BI 111.

PE 410 Adapted Physical Education (W) 2 hours - A study of abnormalities found in students which may be helped or corrected by exercise.Activities for the handicapped. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: junior standing.

PE 415 Kinesiology (W) 3 hours - A study of joint and muscular mechanism action involved in movement. Also, the effect of gravity and other forces in motion. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: BI 111.

PE 421 Health Promotion (W) 3 hours - A study of the methods and structure involved in promoting all aspects of health. The student will explore the different areas of health and the specific ways to promote those areas to different populations. Included in the course content will be actual promotion of on-campus health activities, including but not limited to, stress-reduction seminars, exercise evaluation clinics, and a wellness day experience. The student will also obtain the skill necessary to manage a group of volunteer employees and learn the concepts of health management. Prerequisite: PE 211.

PE 422 Fitness Management 3 hours - This course will emphasize the employment aspects of fitness and wellness as they relate to health. Each student will be placed in a local health or wellness facility for the purpose of experiencing the workings of that facility—from the business aspects to the maintenance of the building. Contracts, staffing, promotion, and budgeting will be the focus areas for each student.The grading of the student will be a combined effort between the facility manager and site visits from the professor in charge of the practicum. Prerequisite: PE 285.

PE 450 Epidemiology and Disease Control (W) 3 hours - A study of the general principles of disease etiology and the technique for their surveillance and control, with emphasis on the application of epidemiological measurements of disease frequency occurrence and distribution in human population and the use of measures in health care. Prerequisite: junior standing.

PE 490-491 Research and Independent Study (W) each 1-3 hours - Individual research under the guidance of an instructor. Limited to physical education majors.Prerequisite: junior standing and prior approval of the department chair.