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Physical Education - PHED

Note: Students interested 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 hour
Practice of first-aid procedures and prevention and care of injuries. Course rotation: Fall, Spring.

1802 - 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 repeated. Course rotation: Varies.

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. Course rotation: Spring of odd years.

2013 - Nutrition - 3 credit hours
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. Course Rotation: Spring of odd years.

2053 - Foundations of Health and Physical Education - 3 credit hours
Provides historical and philosophical perspective for health and physical education. Course rotation: Spring of even years.

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. Prerequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Fall of odd years.

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. Students will be actively engaged in planning program design for themselves and others. Prerequisite: EDUC 2123. Course rotation: Spring of even years.

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 designs for themselves and others. Course rotation: Fall and Spring of odd years.

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. Prerequisite: EDUC 2123. Course rotation: Fall of even years.

3013 - Exercise Physiology - 3 credit hours
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 this course. Course rotation: Fall of even years.

3023 - Kinesiology - 3 credit hours
Study of the human musculature and the body's structural relationship to exercise and skilled motor performance. Course rotation: Fall of odd years.

3103 - Epidemiology - 3 credit hours
Examination of the infectious diseases and disorders that are currently prevalent, as well as address the history of these diseases.  Designed to inform the content knowledge required in public school teaching of P-12 health teachers. Emphasis is placed on incorporating the material in instructional design. Course rotation: Fall of odd years.

3143 - Adaptive Physical Education - 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 experience component.  Prerequisites: EDUC 3403 and PHED 2053. Course rotation: Fall of even years.

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. Course rotation: Fall of even years.

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 experience component.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3223 (P-5 majors only) or EDUC 3403 (Physical Education majors). Course rotation: Fall of odd years.

3402 - Fundamentals of Coaching - 2 credit hours
Methods of teaching sport skills, and sport management skills.  The purpose will be to promote athletes' growth, development, and learning, while teaching age-appropriate skills.  Includes analysis of National Coaching Standards and an examination and analysis of the philosophy and ethics of coaching.  Students will examine how values are communicated, and how to facilitate positive social and emotional growth.  Students will write personal statements on their philosophy of coaching and will work through ethical dilemmas in sport. Prerequisite: EDUC 2123. Course rotation: Spring of even years.

3551 - Rhythm and Dance for Teachers - 1 credit hour
Various dances and rhythm activities will be learned and teaching techniques will be stressed. Course rotation: Fall of even years.

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 experience component.  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. Course rotation: Spring of odd years.

4103 - Contemporary Health Issues - 3 credit hours
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. Prerequisite: EDUC 3103. Course rotation: Spring of odd years.

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