Academics

Physical Education Course Descriptions

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PED 101 Golf. 1/2 cr.
Introduction to the terminology, rules, and etiquette of golf. Fundamental skills and techniques: grip, stance, follow through, pitch, chip, and sand traps. Class meets on campus, driving range, and golf course. 7 weeks.
PED 102 Tennis. 1/2 cr.
Beginning tennis: ground strokes, volleys, serves, scoring, utilization of the court. Class meets in the REX gym and off-campus. 7 weeks.
PED 103 Contemporary Dance. 1/2 cr.
A glimpse of ballet, jazz dance, modern dance, aerobic dance, and selected dance forms. Tour of off-campus dance facilities. Class meets in the Siebert Center. 7 weeks.
PED 104 Bowling. 1/2 cr.
Fundamentals of bowling: history, scoring, terminology, approach, release. Students compete with each other in a tournament. Class meets off-campus in a bowling alley. 7 weeks.
PED 105 Martial Arts. 1/2 cr.
Development of fundamental skills and techniques in Karate as a form of self defense. Class meets in the Siebert Center. 7 weeks.
PED 106 Archery. 1/2 cr.
Fundamentals of archery: aiming, release, scoring, terminology. Individual instruction and team competition. Class meets off-campus at an indoor shooting range. 7 weeks.
PED 107 Badminton. 1/2 cr.
Fundamentals of badminton: instruction in game rules, stroking technique, court positioning and game strategy. Both singles and doubles games will be discussed. Classes will be held in the REX. 7 weeks.
PED x91 Special Topics. 1/2 cr.
Specific activity curricula in physical education may be offered depending on availability of instructors and other resources.
PED 152 Cardio Pump. 1 cr.
Course designed to apply principles of complete personal fitness using cardiorespiratory condition in an active setting. Students will utilize a variety of cardio activities: aerobic step, circuit training, interval training, boot camp, kickboxing and other cardio techniques. Methods for effective strength straining and muscle toning through a variety of equipment, fitness planning and goal setting will be introduced for complete understanding of lifelong fitness.
PED 154 Strength and Power Development. 1 cr.
Advanced program for improving athletic capacity. Development of flexibility, agility, speed, power, strength, and endurance. Components of the program will be tailored to meet the needs of specific sports. Combination of weight lifting, power lifting, and plyometric exercises in the Strength Room. Intensity: aerobic (low), anaerobic (low to high), muscular (high). Prereq: varsity athlete status or permission of instructor.
PED 155 Circuit Training. 1 cr.
An efficient program of stretching, muscle toning, and cardiorespiratory conditioning. Circuit training on weight machines and a combination of cardio machines in the fitness center. Recommended for students who want a balanced fitness program. Intensity level will vary on experience and current physical condition. Flex-time scheduling.
PED 200 First Aid, CPR & AED. 1 cr.
American Heart Association two year certification in First Aid, CPR and AED. Blood borne pathogen training included. Safety and accident prevention stressed (Does not fulfill Physical Education GENED or Nursing program requirements.)
PED 216 Strength Training Application/Project. 1 cr.
Emphasis on various methods of strength development. Students will be taught to design strength training programs for individualized athletics. Designed to supplement PED 154.
PED 315 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. 2 cr.
This course includes: common injuries occurring as a result of participating in athletics and physical education activities; procedures and techniques in the prevention and care of injuries; and the understanding of the coaches' and teachers' roles in the care of injuries.
PED 330 Theory and Methods of Coaching. 1 cr.
Covers the theory of coaching specific competitive sports including interscholastics, club, youth and/or intercollegiate sports programs. Prereq: PED 301 or consent of instructor.
PED 331 Coaching of Baseball. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of baseball as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 332 Coaching of Basketball. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of basketball as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 333 Coaching of Football. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of football as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 335 Coaching of Soccer. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of soccer as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 336 Coaching of Softball. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of softball as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 337 Coaching of Track and Field. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of track and field as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 338 Coaching of Volleyball. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of volleyball as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 339 Coaching of Cheerleading. 1 cr.
Provides the student with theoretical information necessary for the successful coaching of cheerleading as well as skill analysis, drill development, tactics, strategies, and other coaching techniques.
PED 490 Athletic Coaching and Internship. 2-3 cr.
Includes assisting head coach with organizing, planning, and attending practice and game involvement. Amount of credit earned will be based on the amount of the individual's responsibility.