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42 undergraduate courses found for Physical Education.


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3 sh
PED 111 - The American Woman in Sport
The course will focus upon physical and social-psychological factors which affect the performance of women in a variety of sport forms. Consideration will be given to recent legislation which has helped to define women's participation in the world of athletics.
2 sh
PED 121 - Movement Education for Children
The varied issues and concepts of individual developmental movement are considered. Published curricula in movement are investigated and programs are developed. Practical application of developmental movement is acquired through laboratory experiences.
3 sh
PED 145 - Lifeguard Training
This course is designed to provide the student who possesses good swimming skills with the knowledge and skills necessary to keep the patrons of aquatic facilities safe in and around the water. The course content and activities prepare students to recognize emergencies, respond quickly and effectively to emergencies, and prevent drownings and other incidents. On successful completion of the course, participants receive two certificates: one for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and a second for American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Students must be prepared to demonstrate swimming proficiency during the first class meeting. This course does not satisfy the physical education requirement.
3 sh
PED 160 - Introduction to Sports Management
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of sports management. Additionally, it is intended to provide a theoretical foundation and experiential opportunities for development and refinement of basic "process" competencies necessary for successful planning and implementation of sport and recreational activities. Emphasis will be given to the basic operational competencies of successful event and venue operations.
3 sh
PED 195 - Accounting Survey for Leisure and Sport Studies
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of Accounting and other related financial issues that may be encountered by students entering the sport/recreation field. Students will be shown why a knowledge of basic Accounting concepts is a critical component of all sport/recreation related industries. Students will be expected to demonstrate how financial information is gathered, recorded and used in the decision making processes. This course is not acceptable for Business majors.
Prerequisites: CIS 010 or BUS 171 or their equivalents.
3 sh
PED 201 - Scientific Basis for Human Movement
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the scientific approaches used to study human movement and a working knowledge of the terminology that is used in each discipline. Knowledge of the research and theoretical perspectives in these disciplines will provide students with the foundation on which a broad based knowledge of the science of human movement can be built.
3 sh
PED 205 - Sport Behavior
This course is designed to introduce students to the behavioral, affective, and cognitive components of sport psychology. Research findings in the context of applied, educational and experimental sports psychology will be presented and discussed.
Prerequisites: PSY 011.
3 sh
PED 211 - Physical Education Activities for Children in the Intermediate/Middle Elementary Grades
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skill and appreciation of individual, group and rhythmic activities and the value of those activities to the intellectual, social-emotional and physical growth of children in the intermediate/middle elementary school, grades 4-6. Students are expected to participate actively and to teach activities in conjunction with this course.
3 sh
PED 212 - Sport Public Relations and Communication
This course is designed as an introductory class to provide a general overview of public relations and communication in the sport industry. The course will examine and discuss concepts directly related to sport management. In addition, students will further explore issues and problems found in sport public relations and communications.
Prerequisites: Must have completed college level composition, PED 160, and SPE 010 or approval of the course instructor.
3 sh
PED 216 - Exercise Physiology
This course is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of the effects of physical activity upon the structure and function of various organ systems. Application of theoretical concepts to physical performance enhancement and clinical rehabilitation will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: 3 credits of Biology and PED 201 or permission of the instructor.

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