2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Physical Education (PED)

PED 100  Fundametals of Fitness for Life  (1 Credits)  

Development of knowledge and appreciation for, total fitness as an individualized goal, including, the improvement in current levels of fitness and, the development of positive life-styles.

PED 101  Modified Physical Education  (1 Credits)  

Individualized programs of instruction for students with special needs with regard to physiacl activity . Medical excuse required.

PED 102  Modified Physical Education  (1 Credits)  

Individualized programs of instruction for students with special needs with regard to physiacl activity . Medical excuse required.

PED 107  Aerobics  (1 Credits)  

Aerobics is an experiential course designed to give students an introductory experience and orientation to basic cardiovascular development using aerobic workout and step training as physical fitness tools. Of particular interest will be the student's individual journey in a quest for healthier living.

PED 109  Water Aerobics  (2 Credits)  

Development of elements of physical fitness, including muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance through participation in full rhythmic and aerobic exercises done in water. Emphasis on the role of nutrition, weight control, stress management, and consumerism as basic components of a health fitness lifestyle. No swimming skills required.

PED 133  Beginning Swimming  (1 Credits)  

Introduction to levels I, II and III of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, including water safety, water acclimation, reaching assists, breath control, prone floating and analysis of movement.

PED 134  Advanced Swimming  (1 Credits)  

Study of levels IV and V of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program with review of Levels I, II, and III, including water safety, improvement in prone swimming (front crawl), back swimming (back crawl and elementary backstroke), introduction to side stroke, analysis of movements and scientific flaws.

PED 151  Rhythm and Folk Dances  (1 Credits)  

Rhythm/Folk Dance is an experiential course designed to give students an introductory experience in basic rhythmic development using the folk dance of various cultures. The primary learning experiences for this class will include but are not limited to: rhythmic development including hand clapping and vocalizations, basic music value and notation, cardiovascular warm-up, use of gross motor skills including axial and locomotor skills, and historical and socio-cultural inquiry into various dances in different societies. Of particular interests will be the basic socio-cultural and historical background including the music and movements of each dance.

PED 152  Rhythm & Folk Dances  (1 Credits)  

Rhythm/Folk Dance is an experiential course designed to give students an introductory experience in basic rhythmic development using the folk dance of various cultures. The primary learning experiences for this class will include but are not limited to: rhythmic development including hand clapping and vocalizations, basic music value and notation, cardiovascular warm-up, use of gross motor skills including axial and locomotor skills, and historical and socio-cultural inquiry into various dances in different societies. Of particular interests will be the basic socio-cultural and historical background including the music and movements of each dance.

PED 158  Fundamentals of Physical Education  (1 Credits)  

This course focuses on the fundamental movement skills and concepts that are the foundation of a quality physical education and physical activity programs.

PED 159  Fundamentals of Physical Education  (1 Credits)  

Orientation to selected seasonal team sports (soccer, speed ball hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, track and field). Emphasis on the development of psychomotor skills, physical fitness, and knowledge and appreciation of the selected activities. Above average proficiency required.

PED 170  Introduction to Physical Education  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to historical, philosophical, educational, psychological, biological, sociological, and career emphasis related to the field of physical education.

PED 170H  Introduction to Physical Education - Honors  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to historical, philosophical, educational, psychological, biological, sociological, and career emphasis related to the field of physical education.

PED 179  First Aid, Cpr & AED  (2 Credits)  

Study of the proper techniques and procedures for, administering First Aid, CPR and AED. This course, prepares participants to recognize and respond, appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid, emergencies

PED 200  Beginning Fitness Though Weight Training  (2 Credits)  

Near individualized personal fitness program utilizing the following apparatus and equipment: the variable resistance machines, Olympic free weights, and the pull- up trainer.

PED 200H  Honors Beginning Fitness Through Weight Training  (2 Credits)  

Near individualized personal fitness program utilizing the following apparatus and equipment: the variable resistance machines, Olympic free weights, and the pull- up trainer.

PED 204  Tennis I  (1 Credits)  

Development of basic skills in the game of tennis, including techniques, rules, and strategies.

PED 206  Tennis II  (1 Credits)  

Development of performance skills at the beginning level, the knowledge of rules, terminology, equipment, and safety techniques in tennis.

PED 209  Bowling  (1 Credits)  

Development of skills and appreciation for bowling, both as a fitness and leisure time activity.

PED 210  Golf  (1 Credits)  

Development of performance skills at the beginning level, the knowledge of rules, terminology, equipment, and safety techniques in golf.

PED 212  Introduction to Net & Wall Games  (1 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with basic level of knowledge and skills in a variety of net and wall games such as racquetball, table tennis, pickleball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc. to be able to successfully participate in recreational lifelong activities

PED 213  Introduction to Net & Wall Games  (1 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to provide the, student with basic level of a knowledge and skills, in a variety of net and wall games such as, raquetball, table tennis, pickleball, volleyball,, tennis, badminton, etc. to be able to successfully, participate in recreational lifelong activities.

PED 220  Evaluation in Physical Education  (3 Credits)  

The student will be introduced to the quantitative and qualitative tests, measurements, and evaluation tools utilized in evaluating the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of physical activity.

PED 220H  Evaluation in Physical Education - Honors  (3 Credits)  

The student will be introduced to the quantitative and qualitative tests, measurements, and evaluation tools utilized in evaluating the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of physical activity.

PED 235  Aquatic Sports and Activities  (1 Credits)  

This course introduces the student to a variety of, aquatic sports and activities. Primary focus is, on swimming, water polo and aquatic based board, sports.

PED 251  Modern Dance I  (1 Credits)  

Modern Dance I is an experiential course designed to give students an introductory experience and orientation to techniques and principles of modern dance. The primary learning experiences for this class will include but are not limited to: rhythmic development, stretch and strength warmup, use of gross motor skills including axial and locomotor skills, and cursory historical and socio-cultural inquiry. Of particular interests will be the basic socio-cultural and historical background of Modern dance specifically as it relates to the development of African American concert dance traditions.

PED 252  Modern Dance II  (1 Credits)  

Modern Dance Technique II is geared toward the student with previous modern dance training and/or substantive training in another genre of dance. The primary aim of this course is to encourage you to continue the guided exploration and development of an artistic and creative movement practice, via the synthesis of your physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual capacities. Throughout this class, you will study principles, movement activities and language common to a variety of modern dance styles.

PED 253  Gymnastics  (1 Credits)  

Development of performance skills and the knowledge of rules, terminology, equipment, safety techniques, and the learning procedures for apparatus work

PED 254  Jazz Dance  (1 Credits)  

Introduction to basic and intermediate dance techniques. Exploration of the cultural and historical contributions of jazz dance, including social dances, period dances, and rhythmic dances that engage syncopate and accented rhythmic phrases.

PED 261  Team Sports I: Invasion Games  (1 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to develop the tactical knowledge, skills and movements for the invasion game category of games. The course will consist of teaching techniques, cues, progressions, skill transfer, error analysis, correction, personal skill development, activity planning, and peer teaching experiences.

PED 262  Team Sports Ii: Net/Wall & Striking/Fielding Games  (1 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is develop the tactical knowledge, skills and movements for Net/Wall and Striking/Fielding category of games. The course will consist of teaching techniques, cues, progressions, skill transfer, error analysis, error correction, personal skill development, activity planning, and peer teaching experiences.

PED 271  Individual Sports  (1 Credits)  

Development of skills in archery, golf, tennis, badminton, bowling, racquetball, pickle ball; fitness testing.

PED 272  Cooperative and Target Games  (1 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills through participation in and planning of cooperative games skills. Additionally, tactical knowledge, skills and movements for Target games. The course will consist of teaching techniques and cues, progressions, skill transfer, error analysis and correction, activity planning and peer teaching experiences. Understanding how to develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills in individuals is an important skill in each of these settings

PED 280  Introduction to Physical Education  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to historical, philosophical,, educational, psychological, biological,, sociological, and career emphasis related to the, field of physical education.

PED 287  Human Anatomy  (3 Credits)  

Part I of a two-part course dealing with the anatomical and functional relationships of the human body. In lecture setting, the course is designed to acquaint students with the general organization of the body, the skeletal, muscular, integumentary and nervous systems, special senses..

PED 287L  Human Anatomy Laboratory  (1 Credits)  

Part I of a two-part course dealing with the anatomical and functional relationships of the human body. In laboratory setting, the course is designed to acquaint students with the general organization of the body, the skeletal, muscular, integumentary and nervous systems, special senses..

PED 288  Human Physiology  (3 Credits)  

Part II of a two-part course dealing with the anatomical and functional relationships of the human body. In lecture setting, the course is designed to acquaint students with the structure, function, regulation, and integration of organs and organ systems of humans.

PED 288L  Human Physiology Laboratory  (1 Credits)  

Part II of a two-part course dealing with the anatomical and functional relationships of the human body. In laboratory setting, the course is designed to acquaint students with the structure, function, regulation, and integration of organs and organ systems of humans.

PED 300  Advanced Fitness Through Weight Training  (2 Credits)  

Students will gain advanced experiences working with Olympic free weights, variable resistance machines, resistance bands and stability balls. Preparation for Personal Training Certification is also included.

PED 300H  Advanced Fitness Through Weight Training -Honors  (2 Credits)  

Students will gain advanced experiences working with Olympic free weights, variable resistance machines, resistance bands and stability balls. Preparation for Personal Training Certification is also included.

PED 325  Lifeguard Training  (3 Credits)  

Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with American Red Cross lifeguard training. This course is designed to examine the skills and knowledge for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.

PED 335  Skill Analysis  (2 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills required to assessing movement skills and performance techniques. Integrations of theory, technology and assessment trends are included in assignments.

PED 335H  Skill Analysis- Honors  (2 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills required to assessing movement skills and performance techniques. Integrations of theory, technology and assessment trends are included in assignments.

PED 350  Curr & Instr Proc in Elementary Hpe  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide candidates with, the methods,materials and techniques of presenting, physical education to elementary school students., Emphasis is placed on cumculum development, unit, and lesson planning,developmentally appropriate, physical activities, teaching methodology, and, legal liability. Candidates will gain a knowledge, of assessment and its relationship to the, enhancement of student learning and how the, results of assessments are used to monitor, and report student achievement.

PED 356  Kinesiology  (3 Credits)  

The study of the basic anatomical kinesiology and mechanical principles of movement as they apply to the human body, including anatomical details and neuromuscular function of the body, equilibrium and motion, and how these principles are influenced by various environmental mediums.

PED 357  Oranization & Administration  (3 Credits)  

Focus on organization and administration of physical activity, athletic, and intramural programs. Administrative responsibilities including program development, facility management, budgeting, public relations, personnel management, program and staff evaluation, and legal liability issues will be addressed.

PED 358  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures  (3 Credits)  

Study of the methods and procedures for delivering, instruction to students in secondary schools., Emphasis is placed on experiencing and analyzing, appropriate physical activities, designing unit, plans and lesson plans, and implementing, instructional programs. Attention is focused on, the development of flexible programs based on, pupil needs, interests and capacity.

PED 362  Athletic Coaching and Officiating  (2 Credits)  

This course is designed to develop a general understanding of coaching and officiating as it relates to ethics, values, behavior, organization and management. It is further designed to assist in the development of a philosophy of coaching and officiating.

PED 365  Adapted Physical Education  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide students with current knowledge and applications of learning for people with disabilities. Class activities will include text discussions, speakers, adapted physical activities and hands-on experience working with individuals with disabilities in a physical activity setting.

PED 365H  Adapted Physical Education- Honors  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide students with current knowledge and applications of learning for people with disabilities. Class activities will include text discussions, speakers, adapted physical activities and hands-on experience working with individuals with disabilities in a physical activity setting.

PED 369  Measurement and Evaluation  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of test and measurements commonly used in, physical education. Introduction to basic, statistical procedures for test selection,, construction, and administration.

PED 369H  Honors Measurement and Evaluation  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of test and measurements commonly used in, physical education. Introduction to basic, statistical procedures for test selection,, construction, and administration.

PED 370  Secondary Physical Education Methods  (3 Credits)  

Study of methods and procedures for designing and implementing unit plans and lesson plans for physical education theory and activity classes in a secondary physical education program.

PED 380  Elementary Physical Education Methods  (3 Credits)  

Student will examine current issues in elementary physical education, construct and teach developmentally appropriate units, establish a sound understanding of organizational techniques and methodology focusing on effective use of academic learning time, and critique teaching methods through systematic observation of practice. Additionally, students will construct and apply on-going authentic assessments appropriate for the content, context and grade level as well as analyze physical education curriculum models.

PED 380H  Elementary Physical Education Methods - Honors  (3 Credits)  

Student will examine current issues in elementary physical education, construct and teach developmentally appropriate units, establish a sound understanding of organizational techniques and methodology focusing on effective use of academic learning time, and critique teaching methods through systematic observation of practice. Additionally, students will construct and apply on-going authentic assessments appropriate for the content, context and grade level as well as analyze physical education curriculum models.

PED 440  Driver Education  (3 Credits)  

Study of Methods used for teaching driver education in ublic schools.

PED 441  Driver Task Analysis  (3 Credits)  

This is the first of two courses required to obtain certification in Driver Education. Introduces the "driver task" as related to the highway transportation system and factors that influences performance ability. Prepares students to become eligible to take the certification exams for driving school instructors in both public and private schools.

PED 442  Gen Safety Educat  (3 Credits)  

Contact the department for specific course information

PED 443  Drivers Rehabilitation  (3 Credits)  

This course provides the methods to plan, develop, coordinate and implement driver rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities. Specifically, the course specializes in preparing professionals to help train individuals become safe and capable independent drivers following injury or illness, as well as those experiencing a change in abilities as a result of the natural aging process. Completion of the course prepares students to take the driver rehabilitation certification exam.

PED 444  Principles and Methods of Classroom and In-Car Instruction  (3 Credits)  

This is the second of two courses required to obtain certification in driver education. This course provides methods of teaching the required in-car segment of driver education.

PED 450  Motor Learning  (3 Credits)  

Study of motor learning theories and the application of planning physical activity throughout the lifespan. The content will address the physiological, cognitive, social and physical aspects which affect skill acquisition, motor performance, and the teaching-learning process.

PED 450H  Motor Learning- Honors  (3 Credits)  

Study of motor learning theories and the application of planning physical activity throughout the lifespan. The content will address the physiological, cognitive, social and physical aspects which affect skill acquisition, motor performance, and the teaching-learning process.

PED 451  Psychological Aspects of Sports  (3 Credits)  

Study of both the psychological factors that influence participation in sports and exercises and the psychological effects derived from that participation including motivation, personality, aggression, violence, and leadership through group dynamics of exercise and well-being.

PED 477  Physiology of Muscular Exercise  (3 Credits)  

Study of physiological responses, adjustments, and adaptations to the acute stress of exercise, physical activity, and the chronic stress of physical training.

PED 477H  Physiology of Muscular Exercise - Honors  (3 Credits)  

Study of physiological responses, adjustments, and adaptations to the acute stress of exercise, physical activity, and the chronic stress of physical training.

PED 480  Principles of Physical Education  (3 Credits)  

Study of the scope and significance of physical education through the development of a basic philosophy of education. Discussion and reflection on issues relevant to contemporary physical education, including multiculturalism, aggression in sports, women in sports, and physical activity promotion for girls and minority populations. Emphasis on resume building and interviewing skills for careers in physical education

PED 495  Internship Experience I  (3 Credits)  

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate academic preparation with practical "hands-on" experience in an approved supervised health and fitness work setting. This internship is also designed to provide students the opportunity for career exploration to discover the type of preferred work environment, and skill development, especially networking, in the field. Students must complete 100 documented hours..

PED 496  Exercise Science Internship  (12 Credits)  

The Exercise Science Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply his or her knowledge and gain practical experience working with patients and/or clients referred for medically prescribed exercise to general health and wellness. The supervised internship may occur through university and private rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, mental health, nursing, and wellness centers as well as special schools. Students in the Health Fitness Instructor (HFI) and Health Wellness Rehabilitation (HWR) Curriculum must complete 600 documented hours.