[Pe 199] Swimming Proficiency (cr) A student may be exempt from the HWES swimming requirement if proficiency is shown by passing a swimming skill test.
Physical Fitness (1) (F) This course is designed to develop an interest in, and an understanding of, the components of physical fitness. Endurance, flexibility, and strength will be improved through a variety of activities. This course will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement.
Aerobics (Fitness) (1) (B) This course is designed to enhance body tone, strengthen muscles, and improve cardiovascular development through rhythmic activities. This course will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement.
Beginning Gymnastics and Body Mechanics (1) (F) This is a basic course in tumbling and in the use of gymnastic apparatus. Focus will be on the physical fitness training needed for participation in gymnastics including flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. This course will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement.
Beginning Swimming (1) (B) This course focuses on basic swimming techniques: floating, proper breathing, and beginning stroke development. Water safety is also emphasized. A student's stroke development will be evaluated using Red Cross criteria. This course is open to the entire student body and will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement.
Beginning Weight and Circuit Training (Fitness) (1) (B) This course is designed to teach techniques and safety in basic weight training. Circuit training will also be included for all around fitness development. This course will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement.
Intermediate Swimming (Fitness) (1) (B) Four basic swimming strokes and water safety are covered in this course, as well as Intermediate Red Cross swimming tests. The course is open to the entire student body. This course will satisfy the physical education general education fitness requirement.
Karate (FITNESS) (1) (B) This course is designed to improve physical fitness, mental focus, and overall health of the karate practitioner. The course covers basic stances, blocks/parries, strikes, kicks, and forms. Students will utilize basic skills learned when introduced to sparring and self-defense. This course will satisfy the general education fitness requirement.
Varsity Sport Activity (1) (B) This may be used only one time in one's college career. Participation in a varsity sport will count one credit and will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement. Credit will be awarded upon recommendation of the coach.
Water Safety Instructor (1) (D) This is a Red Cross certification course that qualifies the student as a WSI. Emphasis is on teaching techniques and allows one to teach basic swim courses.
Aikido (FITNESS) (1) (B) This course is a Japanese martial art designed to improve physical fitness, mental focus, and overall health of the aikido practitioner. The course covers basic entries, movement, arm locks, wrist locks, throws, projections, holds, break falls and rolls. Students will utilize basic skills learned when introduced to sparring and self-defense. This course will satisfy the general education fitness requirement.
Wellness for Life (1) (B) This course provides students with information, skills, and strategies to promote wellness for life. It is designed to provide opportunities for the student to discover and to choose healthy lifestyles. This is the physical education general education requirement for all students. (C)
Lifestyle FIT is an energizing activity fitness class that is unique for each individual from beginner to advanced. Muscular strength, muscular endurance, stretching and cardiovascular exercises will be linked to strengthen core, tone muscles, increase flexibility and improved cardiovascular endurance.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (1) (D) This course is designed to improve fitness, health and overall wellness through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). The course covers basic BJJ knowledge and skills (such as movements, positions, and concepts) in a progressive skill building approach and emphasizes proper technique, mobility, pressure and leverage awareness. It establishes a foundational knowledge of BJJ, including utilization of ground techniques for self-defense. This course fulfills the core fitness requirement for general education.
Country and Social Dancing (1) (S) This course introduces a variety of country, ballroom and folk dances. It includes basic dance steps and fundamentals of dance etiquette. Does not fulfill Fitness requirement.
Zumba (FITNESS) (1) (B) This course is designed to promote healthy living and exercise through the ZUMBA® Fitness Program, a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating an exhilarating and effective fitness system. This course combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using the basic principles of aerobic, interval, and resistance training to maximize caloric output, cardiovascular benefits, flexibility, and total body toning. This course will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement.
Fitness Swimming (1) (B) This course is designed to assist students in a swimming program that develops overall muscular strength and muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. This course will satisfy the exercise science general education fitness requirement.
EXSC-1150 Foundations of Human Movement (2) (F) A study of the historical developments, philosophy, principles, and career opportunities. An orientation to health, physical education, and recreation.
Personal and Community Health (2) (B) This course presents information concerning personal, family and community health. The course is vitally essential to the individual in meeting the needs of daily living, professional, parent and community responsibilities. The student will understand health education content, disciplinary concepts, and will be able to apply these concepts to the content knowledge development of a healthy educated person.
First Aid and Personal Safety (2) (B) This course is designed to prepare the student with first aid knowledge and skills necessary to assist victims of most injuries and emergency situations. American Heart Association (AHA) certification is awarded for successful completion of Adult, Infant, and Child CPR-AED-Basic Life Support (BLS). For students pursuing AHA certification, a separate fee is required.
Techniques of Team Sport (2) (F) This course is designed to provide the student with the skills and the knowledge of rules, scoring and strategies of team sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball/softball. This course is limited to teaching physical education and coaching concentration students or permission of the instructor.
Techniques of Individual Sport (2) (S) This course is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge of recreational individual sport activities. This may include: tennis, bowling, golf, racquetball, badminton, and anaerobic training. This course is limited to teaching physical education and coaching concentrations or permission of the instructor.
Structural Human Anatomy (3) (F) An integrated study of the structure and functions of the cell, joints, skeletal, and neuromuscular systems. Note: This course is specifically intended for those students pursuing an Exercise Science major with a concentration in Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Management or Leisure Management.
Mindful Eating (1) (D) This course provides students with a flexible, non-diet, mindfulness-based approach to eating, physical activity, and self-care. Mindful eating is an ancient practice with profound applications for preventing and resolving common eating challenges in a modern food-abundant environment. Delving much deeper than the obvious advice to "eat less, exercise more," students will explore the six crucial decision points in the mindful eating cycle and develop sustainable skills for effective lifestyle management they can apply personally and professionally.
Muscular Involvement for Resistance Training (2) (D) This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the educational concepts, performance techniques, program design, and leadership skills needed to teach instructor-led exercise programs and design personal training programs. The course will include basic analysis and application of safe and effective exercise procedures for all fitness levels. The student will also develop the ability to analyze the agonist, antagonist, and synergistic involvement of muscles of resistance training movements.
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) (B) This course deals with care and treatment of injuries within the scope of the physical education instructor, coach, and certified athletic trainer through the understanding of the health education content and applying disciplinary concepts to the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Laboratory experience will include taping techniques and using modalities in a training room setting.
Elementary Physical Education Curriculum (2) (B) This course focuses on theory and practice of methods, planning, and administering the activity program of developmentally appropriate games, skills, rhythms, and gymnastics to promote the health of the elementary student through human movement. Special emphasis is placed on the implementation of Physical Activity and Health Education in the classroom based on SHAPE National Standards for Physical Education and Health. This course is limited to Teaching Physical Education and Elementary Education majors or permission of the instructor.
Basic Nutrition (3) (B) A study of nutrient needs, food habits, food fads and fallacies, and global food needs as they apply to the understanding of health content and disciplinary concepts. Emphasis is placed on the application of nutritional health concept requirements for individuals during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to create healthy educated persons.
Introduction to Personal Training (3) (F) This course is an introductory course to prepare the student for certification as a Personal Trainer. Exercise prescription, technique, and client assessment will be included.
Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (3) (S) This course will cover the essential component of strength and conditioning as they pertain to the modern athlete. This includes the body's physical response to exercise, adaptations to anaerobic training, nutritional factors in sport, performance testing, program design, and administration of athletics conditioning.
Advanced Weight and Plyometric Training (2) (S) This course is a combination of lecture and activity that is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in a safe and effective advanced weight-training program. Proper weight training and spotting skills will be emphasized. Students will demonstrate and perform: plyometric, speed and agility, sport specific, power, open/closed chain and endurance exercises. This class does not satisfy the general education exercise science fitness activity requirement.
Sports Nutrition (3) (D) The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Sport Nutrition Specialist Course builds upon foundational knowledge related to nutrition by exploring the intricacies of improving sport performance through adjustments to dietary practices. The course will provide the scientific basis for sport nutrition and covers the principles, background, and rationale for current sport nutrition guidelines.
Psychology of Sport and Methods of Coaching (2) (F) This will be an introduction to sports psychology and coaching methods as related to sports and athletics. Emphasis will be on personality, attention, anxiety, arousal, intervention strategies, motivation as they relate to individual and team athletics.
Theory of Coaching and Officiating Football (2) (D) This course will examine the techniques of officiating football and the study of the rules, theory, practice, and methods of coaching football.
Theory of Coaching and Officiating Basketball (2) (D) This course will examine the techniques of officiating basketball and the study of the rules, theory, practice, and methods of coaching basketball.
Theory of Coaching and Officiating Baseball and Softball (2) (D) This course will examine the techniques of officiating baseball and softball and the study of the rules, theory, practice, and methods of coaching baseball and softball.
Theory of Coaching and Officiating Track and Field (2) (D) This course will examine the techniques of officiating track and field and the study of the rules, theory, practice, and methods of coaching track and field.
Theory of Coaching and Officiating Soccer (2) (D) This course will examine the techniques of officiating soccer and the study of the rules, theory, practice, and methods of coaching soccer.
Tests and Measurements in Health and Exercise Science (3) (B) This course primarily focuses on the theory and application of statistical concepts and skills up through the analysis of variance using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Quantitative data will be gathered and analyzed through the study and administration of assessments in the field of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science. Emphasis will be placed on applying these statistical concepts in the testing, assessment, and interpretation of data to promote healthy educated persons.
Special Physical Education and Recreation (2) (S) This course deals with special physical education, characteristics of different disabling conditions, and how to adapt activities to the special population. The student will understand how individuals learn and develop, including special needs learners, providing safe, developmentally appropriate opportunities that support physical, cognitive, social and emotional development in the physical education environment. This course is limited to Teaching Physical Education and Education majors or permission of the instructor.
Physiology of Exercise (3) (B) This course helps in understanding the functional responses and adaptations the body makes to exercise. Fitness testing, exercise prescription, and research will be important aspects of the course. These concepts will be used in developing physically educated learners.
Theory of Coaching and Officiating Volleyball (2) (D) This course will examine the techniques of officiating volleyball and the study of the rules, theory, practice, and methods of coaching volleyball.
Kinesiology and Biomechanical Analysis (3) (B) This course develops an advanced understanding of the anatomical and mechanical principles of human movement. It is beneficial for those in pre-professional tract (allied health professions), athletic health care and teaching physical education/coaching. These concepts will be used in developing physically educated learners. (VC)
Exercise Science and Sport (2) (S) This course provides information and practical experience in organizing and administering programs in physical education, fitness, intramurals, recreation and athletics. Legal aspects, management techniques, public relations and organizational procedure are covered. This course is limited to Exercise Science majors, Strength and Conditioning majors, or permission of the instructor.
Outdoor Leadership (2) (D) This course provides knowledge and practical experience in outdoor recreational activities, cooking and camping skills. Leadership skills and responsibilities will be addressed for different types of camps and programs.
Sports Management Practicum (1-4) (D) For the student pursuing the sports management program, this will allow practical application as a culmination of all coursework. The student will be placed in a job situation for actual experience.
Strength and Conditioning Practicum I (1) (B) This course is designed to give the student the practical experience necessary for strength and conditioning. Students are expected to implement a pre-season, in-season, and/or post-season strength and conditioning program for an assigned team.
Strength and Conditioning Practicum II (1) (B) This course is designed to give the student the practical experience necessary for strength and conditioning. Students are expected to implement a pre-season, in-season, and/or post-season strength and conditioning program for an assigned team.
Methods and Techniques of Teaching Physical Activities and Health (3) (F) This course provides the knowledge and practical experience for organizing and teaching a variety of Pe activities, as well as methods and techniques for teaching health education. Limited to those students who have been accepted to the Teacher Education Program. (OC, VC)