Lower Division Courses
Fall, winter, spring. Prereq.: Permission. According to season. Activity class offered to those who qualify for intercollegiate athletic teams: Varsity volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf and skiing. (PHE ACTIVITY)
(Same as BIO-104) Fall. Three lectures and one three hour activity period weekly. A general study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body with emphasis on neuromuscular, skeletal, circulatory, and respiratory systems as they relate to activity. This course is not designed for students majoring in Biology, Exercise Science, Nursing, Health Science, or related pre-health professional programs. The course is designed for physical education majors and the liberal arts core. (NON-LAB NATURAL SCIENCE)
Fall, winter, spring. A wide variety of basic instruction activity classes to encourage participation and skill development in individual and team sports at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Typical offerings include aerobic dance, ballroom dance, ballet I and II, jazz dance I and II, choreography practice, rhythmic and movement skills, badminton, basketball, body conditioning, bowling, golf, jogging, judo, racquetball, rock climbing, kayaking, shooting, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, scuba diving, life guard training, volleyball and weight training. (PHE ACTIVITY)
Fall, winter, spring. A course of study dealing with the development of a personalized fitness program in which both health and skill-related fitness components are included. Stress management, nutrition, exercise precautions and equipment are also emphasized. Students develop self assessments and individualized fitness programs. Individual labs are required.
Fall. (P.E. majors only). Instruction and practice in sport skills (basketball, soccer, speed ball, volleyball, football and softball) emphasizing fundamental, skill progression and practical applications of team concepts.
Spring. (P.E. majors only). Instruction and practice in lifetime/leisure activities (archery, badminton, pickleball, golf and tennis) emphasizing fundamentals, skill progression and practical applications of the activities.
Fall. A course designed to acquaint the student with the concept of physical education as a profession and to orient the student to the College program. The course includes the history of physical education including philosophical, sociological, institutional and personal influences and application of education principles to physical education, recreation and athletics.
Fall. An introductory survey of health with an emphasis on the school environment. Topics include communicable and non-communicable diseases, drugs, alcohol, human reproduction and school health assessments.
Spring. A study of the rules, mechanics and philosophy of sports officiating.
Fall. Prereq.: PHE-104 or BIO-303. A study of the prevention, recognition and treatment of common athletic injuries, including emergency first aid procedures, taping and wrapping.
Fall, winter, spring. Prereq.: Permission. Special research projects on selected topics. This course does not fulfill the Liberal Arts Core requirement for independent work. See independent study guidelines.
Winter. An elective course for students seeking a minor in coaching, a major in either physical education or exercise science. Developing a knowledge base and application of principles of training, development of a coaching and training philosophy, writing and managing training logs, planning short and long term objectives, methods and style of coaching, how to train and the physiological effects of training. Evaluation of the processes involved in achieving performance objectives to enhance the appropriate physiological response to training/learning.