Health and Physical Education Courses

Code Course Name Description Credits
P ED 110F Health Related Issues - Educ. majors only This course is designed to equip the prospective elementary school teacher with strategies and activities for teaching about HIV/AIDS, drugs and alcohol, body systems, and personal health. It also provides strategies for improving one's own health, and lifestyle. This fulfills the Wellness requirement. 1
P ED 111 These are activity courses, designed to improve physical fitness. Activities may include aerobic dance, slimnastics, jogging, walking, karate. 1
P ED 111R Weight Lifting and Conditioning, For HPE Majors Develop proper skills and techniques for safe weight training and program design. Learn major muscle groups and their actions. Offered spring semester. 1
P ED 112 Selected Sports These are seasonal team and individual sports, including tennis, golf, badminton, bowling, gymnastics, dance, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, and racquetball. May involve additional fees. 1
P ED 113 Swimming for the Timid Nonswimmer For the student with no swimming ability. Student will learn the basic strokes. 1
P ED 115 Basic Aquatics For the student with little swimming ability, who is comfortable in deep water. Student will learn the five basic strokes and water safety skills. 1
P ED 120 Lifeguard Training Designed for the student who wishes to become a certified lifeguard. Prerequisite: intermediate swimming level. 1
P ED 121 Water Safety Instructor Designed for the student who possesses a better-than-average swimming ability. Training and the practical application of knowledge and skills in swimming leads to certification as an American National Red Cross Safety Instructor. Prerequisite: intermediate swimming level. 1
P ED 123 Swimnastics This course is designed to have students learn to exercise aerobically in the water. Prerequisite: swimming ability. 1
P ED 124 Scuba Diving A development of skills and knowledge necessary for the safe use of modern scuba is the objective of this course. A fee is involved. Offers Professional Association of Diving Instructors certification. Prerequisite: swimming ability. 1
P ED 125 Rhythms - Music majors only For all music majors, designed to provide the basic knowledge and appreciation of steps, patterns, tempos, and national backgrounds of the dances of the people, including the American round dance, Western square dance, international folk dances, line dances, marching, rhythmic, and drills. This fulfills the HPE core curriculum requirement. 2
P ED 132 Personal and Community Health Emphasizes learning about current health problems and practices from a physiological, economic and public health point of view. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 155 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I Gives students applying for admission into the athletic training education program exposure to clinical education and learning. 0.5
P ED 160 Foundation of Physical Education Presents an historical introduction to the growth and development of physical education from prehistoric times to the twentieth century. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 180 Introduction to Athletic Training An introductory course designed to expose interested students to athletic training. The course centers around familiarizing students with the variety of subject areas needed to become an athletic trainer. BIOL 121 to be taken concurrently. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 201 Team Sports This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of team games including, but not limited to, field hockey, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and volleyball. No prior experience in all activities is required. 2
P ED 202 Recreation Sports This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of recreation games including but not limited to, bowling, golf, badminton, tennis, handball, and lawn games. No prior experience in all activities is required. 2
P ED 203 Individual Sports This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of individual games including but not limited to, track and field, dance and educational gymnastics. No prior experience in all activities is required. 2
P ED 210 Anatomical Concepts in HPE This course reviews and expands upon selected topics of anatomy and physiology relative to the Health and Physical Education major. Systems emphasized are: skeletonal, muscular, nervous and circulatory. Organ function and location is also highlighted. Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L, P ED 221 taken concurrently. Offered fall semester. 1
P ED 215 Introduction to Sports Medicine Covers fundamentals of basic emergency procedures applicable to the physical education classroom and presents a basic introduction to conditioning and the care of the more common athletic injuries. Students will also receive certification of professional rescuer through the American Red Cross in this course. Involves fee. Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L. 2
P ED 221 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy Presents practical application of human anatomy to sport with the major emphasis on the biomechanical analysis of movement. Involves fee. Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L. P ED 210 taken concurrently. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 225 Physiology of Exercise Presents a comprehensive study of the human body subjected to physical stress in relation to sports and athletics. Particularly emphasizes the relationship of metabolism, environmental stress and body composition to optimal performance. Involves fee. Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L. Must also enroll in PED 225L. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 225L Physiology of Exercise Lab Presents a comprehensive study of the human body subjected to physical stress in relation to sport and athletics. Particularly emphasizes the relationship of metabolism, environmental stress, and body composition to optimal performance. Offered spring semester. 0.5
P ED 241 Methods in Elementary Physical Education Presents a comprehensive approach to elementary physical education, including progressions, methods, and procedures applicable to grades K-6. Discusses movement activities as a means of cognitive and motor development. Must also enroll in PED 242. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 242 Elementary Physical Education Methods Laboratory Working with elementary grade children permits a practical application of the theory and practice of elementary school teaching. 0.5
P ED 243 Elementary Physical Education Methods Laboratory Working with elementary grade children permits a practical application of the theory and practice of elementary school teaching. 0.5
P ED 255A, 255B Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training Affords the student the opportunity to work directly with a certified athletic trainer in a variety of sports medicine settings. Opportunity will be provided for experience in additional medical settings. Students sign up for six semesters. Prerequisite: formal acceptance to professional phase of the ATEP. 1 each
P ED 308 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the proper prevention and management of sports injuries and illness. Students will understand common mechanisms of injury, injury identification and treatments after injury that are used in the field of athletic training. Students will also receive certification of professional rescuer through the American Red Cross in this course. Involves fee. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L; P ED 130. 3
P ED 311 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I Introduces the student to fundamentals of injury evaluation. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of injuries to the foot, ankle/lower leg, knee, hip, thigh, and pelvis. Prerequisites: P ED 221, 308. Must also enroll in PED 311L. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 311L Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I Lab Provides opportunity for the student to apply evaluation techniques learned in PED 311. Offered spring semester. 1
P ED 313 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II Continues to introduce athletic injury evaluation techniques to the student. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of injuries to the shoulder, upper arm/elbow/forearm, wrist/hand, head/face, spine, and thorax/abdomen/visceral. Prerequisites: P ED 221, 308, 311. Must also enroll in PED 313L. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 313L Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II Lab Practice application of materials learned in P ED 313. Offered fall semester. 1
P ED 322 School Health Education Designed to acquaint the prospective teacher with the school health program; emphasizes content, methods, materials and evaluation of health instruction. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 324 Motor Learning and Movement Education Introduces motor theory and its application in teaching of motor skills. Also discusses movement activities as a means of cognitive and motor development. Offered spring semester. 2
P ED 326 Tests and Measurements Designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of testing and evaluating performances through the development of assessment devices and the use of standardized tests. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 344 Adapted Physical Education Discusses and analyzes students with disabilities; covers the development, implementation and instructional methods for adapted physical education and adapted sport programs in order to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. Includes practical experience at local schools and agencies. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 346 Methods in Secondary Physical Education Concentrates on teaching problems at the secondary-school level. Gives special attention to teaching sequences and to the progressions in developing physical skills from beginning to advanced levels. Prerequisite: P ED 241. Must be admitted to HPE Teacher Education Major. Offered spring semester. 2
P ED 346L Methods in Secondary Physical Education Lab Introduces prospective teachers to non-traditional games, cooperative activities, and challenge activities. Must be admitted to HPE Teacher Education Major. Offered spring semester. 0.5
P ED 355A, 355B Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training Affords the student the opportunity to work directly with a certified athletic trainer in a variety of sports medicine settings. Opportunity will be provided for experience in additional medical settings. Students sign up for six semesters. Prerequisite: formal acceptance to professional phase of the ATEP. 1 each
P ED 360 Exercise Testing and Prescription Provides accessible information relevant to exercise testing and prescription. Provides information aimed at fitness professionals whose clientele are considered apparently healthy adults as well as the special populations such as pregnant women, children, elderly, and pulmonary patients. Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L; PED 221, 225 (or taken concurrently). Offered every other spring. 3
P ED 400 Therapeutic Modalities Emphasis on the development and application of rehabilitative programs. Exposure to various forms of modalities and their specific uses in the treatment of athletic injuries. Prerequisites: P ED 221, 308. Must also enroll in P ED 401. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 401 Therapeutic Modalities Lab Provides an opportunity for the student to use the modalities covered in P ED 400. Offered spring semester. 1
P ED 410 Therapeutic Exercise Acquaints student with general concepts, techniques, and application of exercises used in rehabilitation. Prerequisites: P ED 221, 311. Must also enroll in P ED 411. Offered fall semester. 3
P ED 411 Therapeutic Exercise Lab Provides an opportunity for the student to apply evaluation techniques learned in P ED 410. Offered fall semester. 1
P ED 415 Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers Describes the role and function of commonly used prescription and non-prescription pharmacological agents in various sport and exercise settings. Offered every other fall semester. 2
P ED 418 General Medical Conditions Emphasis on the knowledge and evaluative techniques involved with general medical conditions and issues. Offered every other fall semester. 1
P ED 421 Coaching Concentrates on coaching techniques and strategies, responsibilities of a coach, standards for conducting a sports program, and basic psychology of coaching. Offered fall semester. 2
P ED 424 Organization and Administration of Physical Education This course will help prepare students for entry into the athletic training, physical activity, or education professional fields. This course will address administration responsibilities, professional and ethical practices, job seeking, and interview skills. Prerequisite: senior class status within one semester of graduation.Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 455A, 455B,455C Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training Affords the student the opportunity to work directly with a certified athletic trainer in a variety of sports medicine settings. Opportunity will be provided for experience in additional medical settings. Students sign up for six semesters. Prerequisite: formal acceptance to professional phase of the ATEP. 1 each
P ED 460 Senior Seminar This course will discuss skills, strategies, and tactics specific to the athletic trainer. Prerequisite: Senior class status, within one semester of graduation. Offered spring semester. 1
P ED 470 Pathology of Athletic Injuries The athletic training student will learn the nature and causes of disease and how disease affects the athlete. The effects of disease on the functions of tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, and on athletic performance will be presented. Prerequisite: permission of ATEP Program Director and junior or senior class standing. Prerequisites: P ED 311, 313, 400, 410. Offered spring semester. 3
P ED 480 A,B Physical Activity Practicum On-site experience in a setting dealing with student's special interest area. 3 credits each
P ED 499 Independent Study Offered for students who desire to do research and study on an individual basis. Approval of the department chairperson and dean is required. variable credit
SNES 502 Exercise Testing and Nutritional Assessment

A review of techniques/procedures used during exercise testing and nutritional assessments. The course will include lectures in the classroom and demonstrations in the Human Physiology Lab, where students will correctly calibrate and use the lab equipment to assess the physical and nutritional status of clients.

3
SNES 503 Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Exercise

Study of recent developments in the dietary treatment of endocrine disorders, including mechanisms of action, interpretation of lab tests, pathophysiology of organ systems, and appropriate therapies with their application to nutrition and exercise

3
SNES 509 Principles of Strength and Conditioning

This course will provide an introduction to basic concepts of strength and conditioning, including the physiological adaptations to strength training, the design of appropriate strength and conditioning programs, and proper lifting and spotting techniques. Classroom lectures will focus on the current body of knowledge within the field and will be complemented by experiences in the human physiology lab and weight room.

3
SNES 510 Biomechanics

This course provides the application of mechanical concepts to movement problems in sport, rehabilitation, and fitness. Anatomical and mechanical principles that effect human movement will be addressed.

3
SNES 523 Immunology, Nutrition and Exercise Examination of the interrelationships between diet, exercise, and immune function. Review of current scientific literature as it applies to nutritional and physical activity impact on the immune system. 3
SNES 525 Clinical Nutrition: Pharmacology and Fluid-Electrolyte Balance Basic concepts of pharmacology with special emphasis on drug and nutrient interactions. Maintenance of cell homeostasis through the interaction of water and electrolytes. 3
SNES 530 Health Promotion An overview of current health promotion/wellness techniques and programs designed to facilitate behavioral change. Emphasis on review of current scientific literature concerning the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programming. 3
SNES 534 Private Practice in Nutrition, Exercise Science and Health Promotion An examination of the various areas required to establish and maintain a successful private practice in nutrition, exercise, and health promotion. 3
SNES 536 Communication Techniques in Nutrition and Exercise Importance of modern and effective communication skills in management, teaching, and directing of students, clients, and employees. Special focus on the needs of the adult learner. 3
SNES 541 Nutrition and Women's Health The study of nutrition issues affecting women's health, focuses on normal and preventative nutrition and chronic diseases. 3
SNES 549 Sports Nutrition The interrelationships between physical fitness, athletic performance, nutrient intake, and nutritional status. Dietary recommendations for enhancement of human performance. 3
SNES 572 Sports Psychology Introduction of psychological concepts relevant to competitive and recreational athletes. Topics will include motivation, aggression, skill acquisition and development of confidence. Special attention will be paid to those psychological techniques to speed recovery from injury and interventions to enhance performance. 3
SNES 574 Exercise Physiology

Examination of physiological concepts related to exercise. An in-depth critical analysis of scientific basis underlying the relationship of metabolism, environmental stress, and body composition to optimal human performance.

3
SNES 575 Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management Analysis of theories of eating behavior and weight control. Evaluation of various weight reduction and maintenance modalities. Special focus on the development and use of scientifically-based diet/weight control programs. 3
SNES 578 Sports Supplements An in-depth examination of dietary supplements used by athletes to enhance performance. Course will focus on evaluating current scientific literature, bridging the gap between laboratory findings and real-world athletics, and establishing recommendations for sport. 3
SNES 581 The Energy Nutrients and Alcohol Review of literature on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and alcohol chemistry, digestion, absorption, and utilization. Examination of current issues involving energy nutrients and alcohol. 3
SNES 582 Vitamins and Minerals Physiological basis of the utilization of vitamins and minerals. Review of current scientific literature. 3
SNES 590 Research Methodology Introduction to methodology, design and statistical applications in health science research. This course is intended to make the student a more informed consumer of the nutrition/dietetics research literature and to provide sufficient information for the design of a theoretically and methodologically sound study. 3
SNES 591 Statistical Analysis Application of statistics to data analysis and use of SPSS. 3
SNES 595 A, B, C Research Thesis The practical application of research design and statistical analysis related to the field of foods and nutrition. An individually-directed, in-depth research project. (Prerequisite or co-requisite: approved research course and prior topic approval by department faculty.) 1, 1, 1
SNES 596 Capstone Experience in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science

Latest research on specific topics of present interest is synthesized, presented, and discussed. Course requires independent work and active participation in class discussions. 

3
SNES 599 Independent Study A course or project designed to meet an individual student's interests and needs through primarily self-directed learning. Permission of chairperson is necessary prior to enrollment. 3