Physical Education Program Courses

PE 111: Special Topics
A single sport or system of formal exercise selected in response to student interest.

PE 112: Health and Fitness (2)
Cross Ref: EDU 112
Offered fall and spring terms
This course deals with the principles and objectives of health, fitness and wellness. Emphasis will be on wellness and healthy lifestyles.

PE 113: Perceptual Motor Development (3)
Cross Ref: EDU 113
Education major or consent of instructor

Participation in a variety of physical education activities suitable for the preschool and elementary school level. Teaching methods and plans are stressed with emphasis on motor skills and perceptual development. Beneficial for those seeking professions in the area of child care.

PE 115: Methods in Physical Education and Games (3)
Cross Ref: EDU 115
Education major or consent of instructor

For the classroom teacher. A study in the planning and teaching of physical education. Fundamental methods in selection and presentation of games and sports at different school levels with emphasis on those suitable for elementary grades. Attention to leadership in games, physical fitness, rhythm and relays.

PE 116: Contemporary Topics in Health and Physical Education (3)
Cross Ref: EDU 116
Offered fall and spring terms

Designed to assist the student who is preparing to teach. Opportunity to research specific topics related to health and wellness. Attention given to relating course content to student's major area of study when possible.


The physical education department offers a series of courses designed for students who desire to enter the coaching profession. The department recommends that students interested in coaching major in a specific teaching area and take the coaching courses as electives.

PE 117: Principles and Problems of Coaching (3)
The study of the organization, management, staff relationships and the creation of desirable behavior in athletics. Coaching ethics are strongly stressed. This course examines all levels of athletic competition: elementary school, high school and college. The course is divided into two parts, the organizational principles and the problems.

PE 118: Theory and Technique of Coaching (3)
The study of theory of various sports and techniques used by the athlete participating in sports. A practical study of the strategy-making decisions a coach should be equipped to make in the major sports: football, basketball, baseball and volleyball.

PE 119: Kinesiological Foundations of Coaching (3)
The study of the mechanics of movement and the various muscles of the body and their relationship to athletics.

PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries (3)
The course deals primarily with techniques used in emergency first aid as related to the athletic program. Areas such as bandaging, strapping and treatment for all athletic injuries are covered by practical applications. Offered spring term.

PE 121: Physiological Foundations of Coaching (3)
A course devoted to the human systems and their functions as related to heart, lungs, nutrition, conditioning programs and stress.

PE 122: Developmental Philosophies of Coaching (3)
The philosophical approaches and procedures in forming an individual's coaching mechanics and methods. The procedure to develop these methods is discussed in detail.

PE 123: Psychology of Coaching (3)
The psychological factors that influence athletes. Why do athletes react to situations differently? How do athletes cope with pressure? Does the coach make a difference with his team psychologically? These questions and others will be discussed in detail.

PE 299: Independent Study/Lifetime Wellness

PE 325: Health and Nutrition for the Young Child (2)
Cross Ref: EDU 325
This course provides students with an introductory background in nutrition throughout the life span. The study of foods and their effects upon health, growth and development and performance of the individual is emphasized.

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