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PE Course Descriptions

PE Undergraduate Course Descriptions

PE 1100 Physical Education Orientation, History and Philosophy (2) Orients students to the profession of physical education, its history and philosophy, and to the physical education program at UCM. FA, SP.

PE 1101 Introduction to Exercise Science (3) Orients students to the academic discipline of Exercise Science and the professions related to Exercise Science and Corporate Fitness.

PE 1203 Aerobic Conditioning (1) Preventive and corrective cardiovascular activities and programs.

PE 1204 Stress Management (1) Causes, effects and coping techniques vital to living successfully with personal stress and tension.

PE 1206 Fitness for a Global Community (3) Students will develop a global perspective on developing a healthy lifestyle through development of wellness including but not limited to: physical fitness; exercise; nutrition and mental wellness. Through a laboratory experience students will engage in global fitness activities. Includes scheduled lab.

PE 1220 Beginning Bowling (1) Fundamentals and participation in bowling. (Recommended for the handicapped.) An additional fee is associated with this course.

PE 1241 Beginning Tennis (1)

PE 1450 Growth and Development in Elementary Physical Education (3) The sequential and developmental phases of children and the relationship of movement to growth and development. FA, SP.

PE 1800 Functional Anatomy (3) Detailed study of the structure of the human body from a functional perspective. Emphasis on gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

PE 2000 Special Activities in Physical education (1-3) Group study of lifetime physical activities in special areas of interest. May be repeated for a maximum of 5 semester hours.

PE 2100 Foundations of Teaching Physical education (3) Introduces students to basic instructional strategies utilized in Physical Education. Course is a pre-cursor to Physical Education K-12 Teaching Program requirements. FA, SP.

PE 2200 Weight Training (1)

PE 2410 Movement Skills and Activities for Primary grades (2) Knowledge, understanding, and applications in teaching motor skills.

PE 2450 Motor Learning and Control (3) Parameters which influence the acquisition and control of movement skills. Conditions of practice as well as those predominant factors which effect motor learning, i.e., feedback, transfer, motivation, memory and attention. Prerequisite: PE 1450. FA, SP. PE 2800 Biomechanics (3) Intensive investigation and analysis of human movements. The basic mechanical principles of force, motion, and aerodynamics as related to fundamental physical skills and their application to sports and dance. Prerequisites: PE 1800 and MATH 1111. FA, SP.

PE 2472 Communicating Ideas on Sport (3) Communicating Ideas on Sport provides avenues to develop communication skills while exploring issues in sport.

PE 2800 Biomechanics (3) Intensive investigation and analysis of human movements. The basic mechanical principles of force, motion, and aerodynamics as related to fundamental physical skills and their application to sports and dance. Prerequisites: PE 1800 & MATH 1111. FA, SP

PE 2850 Foundations of Exercise Physiology (3) The study of cardiovascular, muscle, and nerve physiology. Prerequisite: PE 1800. An additional fee is associated with this course. FA, SP.

PE 2900 Essentials of Personal Training (3) Provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification in personal training. Prerequisite: PE 1800.

PE 3200 Intermediate Bowling (1) More advanced fundamentals and participation in bowling.

PE 3210 Outdoor Skills I (3) Introduction to experiential education through outdoor skills. FA.

PE 3310 Analysis and Teaching of Physical Training (3) Basic skills to participate in and instruct in the area of aerobic conditioning and weight training. Prerequisite: PE 1800. FA, SP.

PE 3320 Analysis and Teaching of Elementary Skills (3) Pre-service teacher training in elementary skill development, critical elements, cues, skill analysis and instructional design. Prerequisites: & PE 2100 and PE 2450. FA, SP.

PE 3330 Analysis and Teaching of Secondary Skills (3) Knowledge, skill development, teaching cues, skills analysis and teaching skills in the secondary setting. Prerequisite: & PE 2100 and PE 2450. FA, SP.

PE 3340 Analysis and Teaching of Lifetime Activities (3) Knowledge, skill development, teaching cues, skill analysis and teaching skills involved with physical education. Prerequisite: & PE 2100. FA, SP.

PE 3420 Elementary School Physical Education Activities (2) Theory and practice in stunts and tumbling, self-testing activities, rhythms, skills, and games.

PE 3500 Teaching and Management in PreK-12 Physical education (3) An analysis of the teaching and learning process emphasizing behavior, time, space, equipment and people management in dynamic environments. Corequisite: & PE 3550. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. This course should be taken no earlier than one semester prior to student teaching. FA.

PE 3550 Practicum in PreK-12 Physical education (3) Fifty total hours (25 elementary, 25 secondary) of co-teaching with 2 public school physical education teachers. Corequisite: & PE 3500. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. This course should be taken no earlier than one semester prior to student teaching.

PE 4000 Special Projects in Coeducational Physical education (1-5) Individual or group study of problems in special areas of interest. May be repeated for a maximum of 5 semester hours.

PE 4210 Outdoor Skills II (3) Application of skills and knowledge to successfully participate and teach outdoor environmental experiential learning techniques and skills. Prerequisite: PE 3210. *Not available for graduate credit.

PE 4340 Adapted Physical Education (3) A study whereby the full educational services of physical education may be made available to atypical students on all school levels. FA, SP.

PE 4341 Physical Activity and Special Populations (3) Content to include exercise prescription for special populations regarding arthritis, diabetes, COPD, Cancer, CAD, etc. Prerequisite: PE 4850.

PE 4450 Techniques of Teaching Physical education Activities in the elementary Schools* (3) Effective teaching knowledge, skill, and techniques for physical education programs at the elementary level. Corequisite: PE 4460. Prerequisites: PE 3310, PE 3320, PE 3330, PE 3340 and admission to Teacher Education Program. This course should be taken no earlier than one semester prior to student teaching. *Not available for graduate credit. FA.

PE 4460 Techniques of Teaching Physical education Activities in Middle Schools and High Schools* (3) Effective teaching knowledge, skill and techniques for physical education programs at the middle and high school levels. Corequisite: PE 4450. Prerequisites: PE 3310, PE 3320, PE 3330, PE 3340 and admission to Teacher Education Program. This course should be taken no earlier than one semester prior to student teaching. *Not available for graduate credit. FA.

PE 4550 Introduction to Coaching (3) Students are introduced to coaching as a profession. This general overview of coaching addresses standards, responsibilities, philosophy, and issues in coaching.

PE 4551 Fundamental Techniques in Coaching (3) Students are introduced to coaching as a profession. This general overview of coaching addresses standards, responsibilities, philosophy, and issues in coaching.

PE 4560 Coaching Sport Analysis (2) Students perform an in-depth study of the theory and coaching of a particular sport. Prerequisite: PE 4550 and PE 4551

PE 4561 Coaching Practicum (1) The student completes a 100-hour (minimum) practical experience observing and coaching. Prerequisite: PE 4550 and PE 4551

PE 4740 Legal Liability in Fitness/Wellness, Physical education,Recreation and Sport Settings (2) Acquaints the student with legal research and basic concepts of negligence in governing the school sport and fitness industries. FA, SP.

PE 4760 Curriculum and Assessment in Physical education (4)Curriculum design and assessment procedures are introduced to formulate appropriate learning experiences and assessments in Physical Education. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. *Not available for graduate credit. FA, SP.

PE 4765 Internship* (6) A 400-hour field experience applying exercise science or health studies principles and theories in an approved setting. Prerequisite: Departmental approval and must have completed two-thirds of major courses in area of study. *Not available for graduate credit. FA, SP, SU.

PE 4830 Psychological Aspects of Physical education (2) An application of psychological principles to physical education. FA, SP.

PE 4840 Social Aspects of Physical Activity (2) The application of sociological concepts and theories to the study of physical education and sport in American society. FA, SP.

PE 4850 Assessment and Evaluation of Fitness/Wellness (3) The selection, administration, and interpretation of test and protocols for fitness assessment. Prerequisite: PE 2850. *Not available for graduate credit. FA, SP.

PE 4860 Fitness Programming and Implementation (3) Planning, developing and implementing a fitness/wellness program. Prerequisites: PE 2900 and PE 4850 or concurrently. *Not available for graduate credit.

PE 4870 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3) This course is designed to teach undergraduate exercise science students to properly conduct a resting and exercise stress ECG test, and interpret the results. Prerequisites: PE 2850 and PE 4850. *Not available for graduate credit.

PE 4880 Methods of Teaching Physical education (2) Prerequisites:admission to Teacher Education Program; double majors must take a methods course for each major; methods should be taken concurrently with & PE 4885 during the Professional Semester. *Not available for graduate credit. FA, SP.

PE 4885 Secondary Field Experience II (1) Experiences in the secondary school classroom that provide the teacher candidate more advanced involvement in the teaching-learning process. Prerequisites: admission to Teacher Education Program; should be taken concurrently with & PE 4880 during the Professional Semester. *Not available for graduate credit. FA, SP.