103 Fencing I (1:1:0) Gives the beginning student basic knowledge of the sport of fencing and teaches the fundamental movements required in the sport. Students should expect to learn some officiating and etiquette of the sport and acquire the ability to fence at the novice level. The instructor will use any combination of the following: instructional videos, written handouts, guest fencers for demonstrations, drills, and group and individual instruction.
105 Aerobics and Basic Conditioning (1:1:0) Introduce students to fitness and healthy lifestyles. The course is designed to provide students with four lectures and multiple cardiovascular workouts. The lectures include cardiovascular endurance, cardiovascular diseases, body composition, nutrition, and weight management. The class also teaches students how to use cardiovascular equipment and how to design an aerobic fitness program. The course is geared for beginners, yet all students will be helped on an individual basis (therefore advanced individuals can also participate).
107 Social Dance (1:1:0) Provides a knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in various ballroom dances and includes basic rhythms, dance positions, floor alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing.
108 Weight Training and Body Conditioning (1:1:0) Introduces students to fitness and healthy lifestyles. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the various types of weight training but primarily emphasizes circuit weight training method. There will usually be a brief lecture each week with a longer one two or three times during the semester. The lectures include the five health-related components of physical fitness, nutrition, and weight management. The class also teaches students how to use resistance and cardiovascular equipment, and how to design fitness programs. The course is designed for beginners, yet all students will be helped on an individual basis (therefore advanced individuals can also participate).
110 Beginning Swimming (1:1:0) Develops a knowledge base and basic swimming skills for the weak swimmer and nonswimmer, and make them water safe. These skills include, but are not limited to, locomotion and propulsive movements in a prone and supine position, breath control, rhythmic breathing, and beginning diving techniques; personal safety, and rescue skills to maintain a water-safe environment.
113 Latin Dance (1:1:0) Provides students with a knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in various Latin dances and includes basic rhythms, dance positions, floor alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing.
114 Social Dance II (1:1:0) Provides a review of dance fundamentals and dance patterns of the five dances learned in PHED 107 Social Dance. Builds on social dance by offering two additional dance patterns in each of the five dances and adding a sixth dance, the tango, to improve and expand students’ dancing skills.
118 Advanced Life Guarding (1:1:0) Prerequisite; PHED 150 or permission of instructor. Introduces and develops skills and knowledge necessary to become an American Red Cross-certified lifeguard. Focus is on training participants in aquatic facility and patron safety, in-water rescue skills, and physical conditioning. It teaches the lifeguard candidates to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic-related emergencies.
127 Social Dance II (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 107 or permission of instructor. Provides an introduction to the tango and additional patterns for the fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, rumba, and Eastern swing.
128 Fencing II (2:2:0) Prerequisite: PHED 103 or permission of instructor. Reviews the advanced footwork and handwork techniques learned in Fencing I and expands on the third component of the sport, strategic tactics. Students are introduced to the rules and protocol of competitive fencing and use electric scoring equipment and electric fencing gear.
129 Introduction to Yoga (1:1:0) Introduces students to the practice of Hatha yoga. Class emphasis will be on learning yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) to enhance physical fitness and mental concentration.
130 Intermediate Yoga (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 129 or permission of instructor. Expands on the yoga practices taught in PHED 129. Class emphasis will be on mastering yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) to enhance physical fitness and mental concentration. Students will learn 10 new yoga poses and practice the complete Sun Salutation.
134 Self-Defense for Men and Women (1:1:0) Fee required. A a practical self-defense course designed for students with little or no background in martial arts or self-defense. Defensive and offensive techniques are taught to prepare students for any potentially dangerous event they may encounter. The course will also improve student’s physical and mental fitness.
135 Self-Defense for Men and Women II (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 134. Fee required. A continuing practical self-defense course designed for students with a basic self-defense skill level or minimal martial arts experience. More advanced defensive and offensive techniques will be taught building on the student’s previous training. Continued improvement in the student’s physical and mental fitness will also be emphasized.
136 Tae Kwon Do (1:1:0) Fee required. A beginner-level course designed to develop basic skills of Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that predominantly emphasizes kicking.
137 Intermediate Tae Kwon Do (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 136 or permission of instructor. Fee required. An intermediate-level course that continues to develop basic skills of Tae Kwon Do. Course instruction continues to focus on the student’s mental development, as well as physical training.
138 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (1:1:0) Fee required. A practical self-defense course instructing students in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques designed for students who have no prior experience in martial arts or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s primary goal is to give advantage to those who use correct form, posture, and technique over strength.
139 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu II for Men and Women (2:2:0) Prerequisite: PHED 138 or permission of instructor. Fee required. A beginner-to-intermediate-level course teaching techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students will learn specific defensive techniques to be used against an attacker along with escapes and submissions from a variety of different attacks. Students will participate in basic sparring with particular attention to safety. Students will also undergo an intensive training and conditioning routine.
140 Golf (1:1:0) Fee required. A practical course designed for students with little or no golf knowledge. The course involves activities to teach students basic golf terms, rules, and techniques for the full swing, putting, chipping, and pitching, as well as playing on a golf course.
144 Intermediate Golf (2:2:0) Prerequisite: PHED 140 or permission of instructor. Fee required. A practical course designed for students with basic golf knowledge and skills. The course will include course strategies, course management, the proper use of the rules, club selection, speed of play; skill building, and different golf formats.
145 Beginning Judo for Men and Women (1:1:0) Fee required. This is an introduction to Judo in which students will learn basic body mechanics of throwing, sweeping, grappling, and submission. Students will learn the fundamentals in these areas both for self-defense and sport. The history of judo, rules of the sport, and proper safety and falling techniques will be presented.
146 Introduction to Badminton (1:1:0) A practical course designed as an introduction to badminton. Students learn badminton terms, scoring rules, and techniques for forehand and backhand strokes, and the serve. Students are also introduced to basic strategy for singles and doubles play.
147 Advanced Tae Kwon Do (2:2:0) Prerequisite: PHED 137 or permission of instructor. Advanced-level course that continues to enhance and refine skills of Tae Kwon Do. Students develop more extensive jump and spin kicks, as well as combinations of the same. This course provides brown to black belt levels of promotion and continues to focus on each student’s mental development and physical training.
149 Tai Chi (1:1:0) A beginner-level course designed to increase awareness of the mind and body. Students will be introduced to basic principles of Chi (energy) and Yin Yang (polarity) and how these apply to their bodies through practicing the T’ai Chi Chih® movements.
150 Intermediate Swimming (1:1:0) A course designed to build on basic-level swimming skills by providing practice for confidence, refinement of coordination, and improvement of other aquatic skills. Presents more advanced swimming strokes and focuses on physical conditioning and aquatic safety.
151 Introduction to Tennis (1:1:0) A practical course designed as an introduction to tennis. Involves activities to teach students tennis terms, rules, scoring, techniques for the forehand and backhand ground strokes, volley, overhead, and serve, as well as basic strategy for singles and doubles.
153 Intermediate Tennis (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 151 or demonstrated ability. A practical course designed for the novice tennis player. Involves such activities as control of pace, direction, and depth on forehand and backhand ground strokes; the use of topspin and under spin; tactical use of the volley; styles of play; and strategy for singles and doubles.
155 Introduction to Springboard Diving (2:2:0) Prerequisite: PHED 150 or permission of instructor. A beginner-level course designed to increase awareness of the sport of diving, safety issues pertaining to competitive and recreational diving, competition formats, and history and evolution of the sport and scoring systems. Students will be introduced to fundamental skill progressions leading to basic dives.
156 Intermediate Springboard Diving (2:2:0) Prerequisite: PHED 155 or permission of instructor. Students build on the fundamental skill progressions and perform more advanced skills and dives than in the introductory course (PRLS 155). This course is also designed to increase awareness of the sport of diving, safety issues pertaining to competitive and recreational diving, competition formats, history and evolution of the sport, and scoring systems.
157 Aikido for Men and Women (1:1:0) Designed for students who have no prior experience in martial arts, this course can benefit those with a solid martial arts background. Mind–body techniques useful to all athletes and students are taught in a classical martial art self-defense context. Each class involves mind–body coordination exercises, and solo and partner practice. This active close contact class gives all students a chance to execute throws, locks, and pins, both as the thrower and the one who takes falls.
158 Underwater Hockey (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 150 or permission of instructor. Fee required. Designed to provide basic instruction in the fundamentals of underwater hockey. Students learn free diving and snorkeling activities in preparation for underwater hockey. They will learn about and experience physiological reactions to aquatic submersion. Significant attention throughout this course will be given to safety issues related to underwater training, emphasizing current and lifelong skills.
159 Advanced Swimming (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 150 or permission of instructor. Fee required. A course designed to build on intermediate-level swimming skills by providing practice to refine and perfect swimming strokes, so that students swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Focuses on developing a higher level of fitness and maintaining better physical conditioning. Introduces other aquatic activities to enrich the class and broaden the horizons of the participant.
160 Intermediate Tai Chi (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 149 or permission of instructor. A second-level course for students to learn Tai Chi Weapon (Tai Chi Straight Sword), as well as practice the basic principles of Tai Chi. Students will increase awareness of the mind and body.
162 Introduction to Bowling (1:1:0) Fee required. Students will learn the sport of 10-pin bowling. Topics covered are bowling etiquette, history of bowling, playing rules for league members, scoring, different approaches to the game, and the appropriate equipment for these approaches. Inexperienced and experienced bowlers are welcome to participate.
163 Karate (1:1:0) American Kenpo Karate is the combination of art and science. Emphasizes techniques, forms (kata), and sets (drills). All the techniques are related by motion and principles. Each technique builds on the previous one, creating a web of knowledge.
164 Intermediate Karate (1:1:0) Prerequisite PHED 163 or permission of instructor. Second-level course in American Kenpo Karate. Students review information and refine skills developed in the introductory class, as well as learn new forms and techniques to increase skill performance at the next level.
165 Introduction to Racquetball (1:1:0) A practical course designed as an introduction to racquetball. Involves activities to teach students basic racquetball terms, rules, scoring, safety, and techniques for the forehand, backhand, overhead, and serve, as well as singles and doubles.
166 Intermediate Racquetball (1:1:0) Prerequisite: PHED 165 or permission of instructor. A practical course designed for the novice racquetball player. Course involves activities to teach students intermediate skills, including ceiling shots, kill shots, passing shots, back wall strokes, advanced serves, court positions, and tactics and strategies for singles and doubles.
200 Professional Dimensions of Health, Recreation, and Physical Education (3:3:0) Open to nonmajors. Traces historical foundations of health, recreation, physical education, and sport.
201 Developmental Motor Patterns (3:3:0) Analyzes motor-skill development and prescription of activities from immature to mature stages.
202 Teaching Skillful Movement (3:3:0) Covers planning and presenting lessons on numerous motor skills using varied teaching strategies in a peer teaching setting.
230 Asian Martial Arts: Origin and Development (3:3:0) Introduction to martial arts of East, South, and Southeast Asia. Lectures address martial arts from a historical, philosophical, biographical, warfare, and sport perspective.
250 Water Safety Instruction (2:2:0) Prerequisite: PHED 150 and instructor evaluation. Fee required. Introduces planning, organizing, and executing American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety courses. Focus is on educational methods, approaches, and skill development applicable to swimming and water safety instruction.
255 Basic Scuba Diving (2:2:0) Fee required. Provides training toward certification as an open water SCUBA diver. The course emphasizes the learning of snorkeling (free diving introduction) and SCUBA skills. Safe diving skills, the physics of diving, equipment care and maintenance, diving fitness, underwater navigation, record keeping, and other basic SCUBA knowledge will be covered in the course. On successful completion of the course, students will be qualified for open water certification by Scuba Schools International (SSI).
273 Net and Target Games (2:0:2) Open to BPRE and BSED PHED majors only. Skill and content knowledge in net and target games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in games such as volleyball, golf, tennis, and badminton.
274 Dance and Educational Gymnastics (2:0:2) Open to BPRE and BSED PHED majors only. Skill and content knowledge in dance, rhythms, and educational gymnastics.
275 Field and Invasion Games (2:0:2) Open to BPRE and BSED PHED majors only. Skill and content knowledge in field and invasion games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in activities such as softball, basketball, soccer, field events, and Ultimate Disc.
300 Kinesiology (3:3:0) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and 125. Covers anatomical and mechanical study of human movement.
304 Sport, Culture, and Society (3:3:0) Prerequisite: PHED 200, or permission of instructor. Analyzes sport from educational, political, economic, and cultural perspectives.
306 Psychomotor Learning (3:3:0) Prerequisite: BSED status. Analyzes psychological aspects, learning theory, and practice conditions for learning motor skills.
308 Adapted Physical Education (3:3:0) Prerequisites: BSED status, and BIOL 124 and 125. Introduces disabilities in public schools. Covers national standards, federal legislation, IEPs, and developmental inclusion models.
364 Strength Training: Concepts and Applications (3:3:0) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and BIOL 125. Provides students with an opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of strength training and conditioning, including anatomical and physiological considerations, lifting techniques, equipment selection, program development/evaluation, and weightlifting safety.
365 Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Fitness (3:3:0) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and 125. Covers selection, administration, evaluation, and construction of measurements and evaluation instruments and techniques in physical education. Also covers statistical analysis of data and survey of selected instruments.
403 Elementary School Instruction in Physical Education (3:3:0) Prerequisites: PHED 201, 202, 273, 274, 275, and 306; and BSED status. Covers content, knowledge, and teaching methods for K–6 physical education. Requires field experience.
404 Middle and High School Instruction in Physical Education (3:3:0) Prerequisites: PHED 201, 202, 273, 274, 275, 306, and 403; and BSED status. Examines school curriculum, assessment, content, and teaching practices for middle and high school physical education programs. Requires field experience.
410 Social/Psychological Aspects of Health and Fitness (3:3:0) Covers research, trends, and techniques of health and fitness from a behavioral perspective.
415 Student Teaching in Physical Education (12:0:12) Prerequisites: Completion of all courses in approved program, and acceptance into student teaching. Provides supervised clinical experience for a full semester in approved schools. Requires experiences in elementary (seven weeks) and secondary (seven weeks) school settings. Includes participation of one week in preservice workshops and related activities, and weekly seminar sessions.
442 Practicum in Physical Education (1–3:0:1–3) Prerequisite: 90 credits, or 60 credits and permission of instructor. Provides supervised professional practice in a selected area of interest. Students may repeat this course, but no more than 3 credits may be given. Each credit requires a minimum of 60 hours of participation in the specialty over a period of six weeks. Areas selected with faculty advisor approval.
450 Physiology of Exercise (4:3:1) Prerequisites: BIOL 124 and 125, and PHED 300. Covers human physiological responses to environmental changes and exercise.
480 Special Topics (3:3:0) Prerequisite: 60 credits. See course description in the Schedule of Classes. Selected topics reflect interest in specialized areas of exercise science or health promotion.
499 Independent Study in Physical Education and Fitness (1–3:1–3:0) Prerequisites: 90 credits, and permission of instructor. Study of a problem area in physical education research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. May be repeated, but no more than 3 total credits may be earned.
670 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3:3:0) Presents variety of research techniques for studying teacher and learner behaviors in physical education, engaging the teacher as researcher and grant writer. Goal is to prepare teachers to be leaders in their field.
672 Curriculum and Assessment in Physical Education (3:3:0) Provides knowledge of curriculum models and assessment strategies in standards-based physical education program. Studies curriculum models such as sport education and adventure education. Examines traditional and alternative assessment.
673 Motor Development for Special Populations (3:3:0) Provides knowledge that focuses on individuals with orthopedic, sensory, and learning disabilities in physical education setting. Areas of focus include development of motor patterns and skills assessment, and planning and instruction for students with disabilities
680 Mentoring and Supervising in Physical Education (3:3:0) Prerequisite: PHED 670. Prepares mentors and supervisors of preservice and in-service teachers in physical education. Topics include professional dispositions, assessment and evaluation, adult learners, counseling and communication, providing feedback, and reflection and inquiry into the profession.