Upper Division Courses
Fall. A course designed to teach the basics of motivation to physical educators, coaches, sport participants and recreational professionals. The course will focus on individual differences as they apply to sport performance, emphasis on aggression, affiliation, motivation and personality traits of the sport participant.
Winter. A study of first aid procedures designed by the American Red Cross. The course focuses on CPR and rescue breathing techniques as well as emergency care and prevention of injuries and illness. Healthy lifestyle and personal safety awareness will be included. Certification is required for credit.
Spring. A study focusing on motor development as it affects physical, psychological and neurological factors of acquiring and developing motor skills. This course also provides a theoretical and practical basis for developing effective teaching/coaching strategies.
Students will examine the nature and characteristics of stimulants, depressants (including alcohol), hallucinogens, narcotics, tobacco, and volatile chemicals. They will study patterns of use and abuse as well as coping methods of treatment. The class will identify economic, cultural and social problems related to use and abuse and evaluate misconceptions.
Spring. A course designed to examine nutrition with specific concentration on metabolism, activity and diseases. Vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients and their functions will be studied.
Fall. Prereq.: BIO/PHE-104 or BIO-303. A study of the structure and movement patterns of the human body with emphasis on structural design and synergistic action of muscles. The course includes a review of the relationship of human movement to the physical laws of the environment.
Winter. A course to help athletes and others develop a moral reasoning process based on honesty, responsibility, justice and beneficence. The course will also address social issues within a sport context. Students will use critical analysis concerning moral issues, which may well uncover some perspectives about personal beliefs.
Fall. Underlying philosophy, principles, policies and procedures of administration as applied to health, physical education, recreation and athletics. The course includes leadership techniques, long-range planning, budgeting, purchasing, facilities planning and care, curriculum development, legal liability, public relations and evaluation.
Fall. Development of a curriculum in health and physical education with emphasis at the K-8 grade levels, understanding lifespan development of K-8 focusing on developing content in fundamental skills, assessment, observation, test writing, planning of grade appropriate and developmentally appropriate skills. Students will apply NASPE's national standards in developing unit and lesson plans.
Spring. Development of a curriculum in physical education with emphasis at the 8-12 grade levels that focusing on fitness, wellness sport and lifetime activities to healthy lifestyle. Emphasis on unit planning, lesson plans, assessment, development of portfolios with class management and observation skills geared to working with all secondary students in a variety of settings and the application of NASPE's national standards in developing appropriate curriculum.
Spring. Prereq.: PHE-244. An in-depth study of injury evaluation and rehabilitation. Other topics discussed include nutrition, sports law and athletic training administration.
Prereq.: PHE-201. The organization and administration of health education programs in the elementary and secondary schools to include health objectives, activities, program planning, class management, evaluation, finance, and related issues.
Fall. Prereq.: BIO-303 and PHE-443. A course designed to help students gain experience in fitness assessment, exercise prescription and fitness programming. Students will work hands on with clients, who may include staff and faculty from various departments on campus, who are interested in starting and maintaining an active lifestyle. Students will provide the client a self-directed exercise program that includes cardiorespiratory, strength training and flexibility activities. This course is recommended for all students who wish to pursue a career in adult fitness programming, community and corporate wellness and cardiac rehabilitation.
Winter. Prereq.: PHE-408. A course designed to follow PHE 408 for the student who would like to seek employment as an exercise specialist in the field of cardiac rehabilitation. The student will build on the foundation from PHE 408 to include assessment, prescription, and training of special populations, the angina patient, CABG, PTCA, etc. This course will also include interpretation of exercise eletrocardiography, common medications, and emergency management of high risk patients.
Winter. Prereq.: PHE-319 or permission. This course is an introduction to biomechanics in physical education and sport. It will include review of the mechanical principles governing motion (linear and angular kinetics), acceleration and force (vectors, stability of joints, levers, friction). Additionally, students will work on applications of mechanical principles to include collisions, center of gravity, buoyancy, the coefficient of lift and drag (Bermulli Principle pressure and Magnus Effect spin).
Spring. A study of prevalent disabilities with implications for program development, organization, administration and evaluation of adapted physical education at the elementary and secondary school levels.
Spring. Prereq.: BIO/PHE-104 or BIO-304 or BIO-374. A study of the effects of exercise on the structures and functions of the human body with emphasis on the characteristics of muscular contraction, fatigue, mechanism of movement and acquisition of skill. The required laboratory experience will apply the information base from the course lecture and will focus on measuring, evaluating and analyzing anthropometric, metabolic and physiologic functions and using the data to describe, predict and change work capacity and performance training protocols.
Fall. An analysis of and practice in the measurement of motor ability, motor fitness and sport skills. The course also covers basic statistical techniques necessary to implement a measurement program, grading and measurement of mental objectives.
Prereqs.: PHE-443, BIO-304, and BIO-305 or permission. This course emphasizes resting and exercise induced changes in physiological mechanisms during observed and measured human performance. The focus of this course is on the mechanisms that affect the heart, systemic circulation, kidney, thermoregulation, blood vessels, internal and external respiration, and the bioenergetics of the muscular work as it relates to human peak performance. In addition, we will discuss mechanisms involved in physiological adaptations during performance and exertion. Several cases will be assigned to students (article reading) and students will present their cases in power point format to the class audience.
Fall, winter, spring. Prereq.: Permission. Individually arranged internships at organizations such as the Idaho Youth Ranch, Idaho State School Hospital, YMCA and agencies to enhance students' educational opportunities. Term papers, reports or other assignments may be required. See internship guidelines. (INDEPENDENT WORK)
Spring. Prereq.: Senior standing. A critical review of current research and related topics in sport science as well as seminars and lectures on topics of current interest in sport science.