Nov 19, 2019  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Physical Education

  
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    PE 1298 - Cheer & Yell Leading

    1 credits

    (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1299 - Leadership Academy - Know Greater Heroes

    2 credits

    This course directly focuses on character development, leadership training and service-learning. Students will learn principles of influence that will move people to positive action. Course includes class discussion, student-led activities, and project presentation in local elementary schools. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1300 - Swimming (Beginning)

    1 credits

    (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1305 - Intermediate Swimming

    1 credits

    Required of all physical education majors and minors, or have card. A stroke development course designed to provide students with instruction and practice in swimming. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1340 - Lifeguard Training

    2 credits

    To provide the necessary minimum knowledge and skills training for a person to qualify to serve as an entry-level lifeguard. (Certification course TBA)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1345 - Water Safety Instructor Training

    2 credits

    Attention is given to methods of teaching swimming. The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety courses. The instructor course covers the following topics: Teach Swimming and Water Safety courses; Planning and organizing courses; Ensuring participants; health and safety; Providing information and skill-development sessions necessary to conduct and teach Swimming and Water Safety courses; Conducting practice teaching; Evaluating participants’ performance; Explaining American Red Cross national and field unit operational policies and procedures related to Swimming and Water Safety courses. (Certification Course TBA)

    Prerequisite: PE 1305 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1350 - SCUBA Diving

    1 credits

    ($46 Lab Fee) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1355 - Advanced SCUBA

    1 credits

    ($31 Lab Fee) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1360 - SCUBA Rescue

    1 credits

    ($31 Lab Fee) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1365 - SCUBA Dive Master

    1 credits

    ($31 Lab Fee) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1401 - Self-Defense

    1 credits

    This is an elementary course designed to enhance the students’ ability to survive an aggressive situation involving close quarter combat. Simple, but effective techniques will be emphasized. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1430 - Beginning Karate

    1 credits

    This course is designed to teach the student the basic foundations of Karate. It will focus on coordination, speed and timing of the yellow belt material. Interactive sets, techniques and katas will be taught. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1527 - Introduction to Climbing

    1 credits

    An active lifestyles class focused on learning basic climbing skills: knots, equipment care and use, belaying, communication, climbing movement, and rappelling. (Offered annually)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1528 - Intermediate Climbing

    1 credits

    Builds upon PE 1527  skills. Topics include: bouldering, lead belaying, sport climbing, anchor building, rescue skills, site management & multi-pitch techniques. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PE 1527  or instructors approval
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1542 - Wilderness 1st Responder

    3 credits

    Wilderness First Responder skills emphasize accepted medical protocols for situations requiring extended patient management in extreme environments with limited equipment. WFR certification course. (P/F) (Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1543 - Advanced First Aid-Emergency Care (CPR)

    1 credits

    Provide basic skills in emergency care procedures for injuries, including infant, adult, child, and one and two person CPR. Also, to help students obtain first aid and CPR Licensure through an accredited agency. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1610 - Skiing/Snowboarding (Beg)

    1 credits

    (Fee $275 at site)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1611 - Skiing/Snowboarding (Advanced)

    1 credits

    (Fee $275 at site)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1625 - Skiing (Nordic)

    1 credits

    ($25 Lab Fee) (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1630 - Waukeenyan Dance Team

    2 credits

    Waukeenyan is SUU’s dance-oriented drill team. By audition only. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1820 - Teaching Rhythm Fitness

    1 credits

    The methodology of planning, teaching, and evaluating rhythm fitness activities. Can be repeated once for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1830 - Fundamentals of Individual, Dual & Team Sports I

    2 credits

    The purpose of this class is to give students the basic instruction of archery, tennis, golf, badminton, basketball, and weight training skills. Opportunities to practice and apply the skills will be provided. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1870 - Fundamentals of Individual, Dual & Team Sports II

    2 credits

    The purpose of this class is to provide basic instruction of softball, volleyball, field games that may include soccer, flag football, ultimate Frisbee and additional current activities, racquetball and pickleball. Opportunities to practice and apply the skills will be provided. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 1880 - Physical Activities for Elementary Schools

    3 credits

    This class is designed to provide the elementary school teacher with a wide variety of activities such as games, fundamental movement skills and individual and partner activities. Both theoretical and practical approaches to elementary activities will be presented. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2100 - Stress Management & Wellness Concepts

    2 credits

    Examines the psycho/physiological correlates of stress and the various approaches to minimize negative effects. This course will also review the wellness concept as it relates to stress and quality lifestyle improvement. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2800 - Individual & Dual Sports, Coaching & Officiating (Tennis, Golf, Wrestling)

    2 credits

    Coaching and Officiating theory and practice that will explore one of the following three sports: Tennis, Golf, or Wrestling. Player skill development techniques and specific coaching strategies and organizational skills will be explored. Rules and game/tournament administration of the specific sports will be examined. (every other year)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2810 - Football Coaching & Officiating

    2 credits

    Coaching football: theory and practice, details of each position, training and managing. Complete technique. Rules and mechanics for officiating football. Attention will be given to other game officials and to game administration. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2820 - Soccer Coaching & Officiating

    2 credits

    Designed to develop coaching methods and techniques in soccer. Rules and mechanics for officiating soccer. Attention will be given to other game officials and to game administration. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2830 - Volleyball Coaching & Officiating

    2 credits

    Coaching and training volleyball teams. Emphasis is on the skills and strategies of the game and on methods of defense and offense. Rules and mechanics for officiating volleyball. Attention will be given to other game officials and to game administration. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2840 - Basketball Coaching & Officiating

    2 credits

    Coaching and training basketball. Emphasis is on the psychology of the game and on methods of defense and offense. Rules and mechanics for officiating basketball. Attention will be given to other game officials and to game administration. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2850 - Baseball Coaching & Officiating

    2 credits

    Coaching baseball: team play, training, offensive and defensive strategy. Rules and mechanics for officiating men’s baseball. Attention will be given to other game officials and to game administration. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2860 - Softball Coaching & Officiating

    2 credits

    Coaching and training softball teams. Emphasis on game strategy. Rules and mechanics for officiating women’s softball. Attention will be given to other game officials and to game administration. (Fall, even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2870 - Track & Field Coaching & Officiating

    2 credits

    Coaching track and field events and conducting track meets. Coaching techniques for developing individual and team skill will be explored with strategies for optimizing practice session. Rules officiating responsibilities for different events will also be covered. (Fall, Odd Years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2880 - Coaching Dance Teams & Drill Teams

    1 credits

    Designed to give emphasis to the organization and administration of studio teachers and high school/collegiate dance team advisors. Choreography, music selection, costume design, budgeting, etc. included in class content. (Fall odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 2920 - PE Workshop

    .5 to 3 credits

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3040 - Motor Development

    3 credits

    A course focused on examining the changes in movement potential in individuals based on growth, maturation, aging and life stages. This course is important for educators providing them with fundamental knowledge of movement potential. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3050 - Motor Learning

    3 credits

    The study of motor skill acquisition with application to teaching and coaching. Current approaches focus on the cognitive process and neural mechanisms which contribute to the learning and control of motor skills. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3060 - Sport & Exercise Biomechanics

    3 credits

    Designed to study the science of human movement. It includes study of the structure of the human body in terms of its use in activity. A mechanical analyze of a variety of activities is developed, i.e., physical education and coaching. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1025  or BIOL 2320 /BIOL 2325 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3070 - Exercise Physiology

    3 credits

    Designed to study the physiological functions of the human body in activity. Physiological principles are applied to physical education, dance and coaching. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1025  or BIOL 2420 /BIOL 2425 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3080 - Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

    3 credits

    Attention is given to the practical application of methods in treatment of athletic injuries and athletic training procedures. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1025  or BIOL 2320 /BIOL 2325 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3090 - Adaptive Physical Education

    3 credits

    Emphasis on meeting the physical activity needs of students temporarily or permanently impaired. Discussion of the methods and opportunities to involve the impaired/disabled student in physical education classes. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3400 - Clinical Observation

    1 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. This course involves instruction in the clinical aspects of athletic training programs, emphasizing observation of the function of an athletic training facility and the various duties performed by a Certified Athletic Trainer. (P/F) (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PE 3080 , admission into the academic instruction of the Athletic Training Major, and instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3410 - Clinical Instruction I

    2 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. This course involves instruction and development of skills in taping, wrapping, padding, and bracing various body parts for the prevention of athletic injuries. (P/F) (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PE 3080 , admission into the academic instruction of the Athletic Training Major, and instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3420 - Clinical Instruction II

    2 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in the application of heat, cold and electrical stimulation modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries. (P/F) (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PE 4420  and instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3430 - Clinical Instruction III

    2 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their skill in the developing of a therapeutic exercise program for an injured athlete. This will include assessing the athlete, designing a program to control inflammation, restoring range of motion, developing muscular strength and flexibility and returning to sport activity. (P/F) (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PE 4410  and instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3440 - Clinical Instruction IV

    2 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in evaluation procedures (history, observation/inspection, palpation, special tests) of injuries of the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh, hip, pelvis, lumbar spine, chest, and abdomen. (P/F) (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: PE 4400  and instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3450 - Clinical Instruction V

    2 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in evaluation procedures (history, observation/inspection, palpation, special tests) of injuries of the shoulder complex, elbow, forearm, wrist, and, cervical spine, face, and head. (P/F) (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: PE 4430  and instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3720 - Comprehensive School Health Education/Methods in Teaching Health Education

    3 credits

    The comprehensive school health education portion of the class will focus on the learning and understanding of the policies, procedures and activities designed to protect and promote the health, well-being and safety of the students and staff. The eight components of a comprehensive school health education program will be the emphasis. The second part of the class will focus on the methods and techniques of instruction, creative use of media and practical teaching experience for prospective school health education teachers. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3750 - Methods of Teaching Human Sexuality Education

    2 credits

    Emphasis is on what and how to teach human sexuality education in the schools. The course includes an overview of biological, psychological and sociological aspects of sexuality education. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3790 - Substance Abuse/Drugs & Alcohol

    3 credits

    An examination of the pharmacological and physiological aspects of drug and alcohol abuse. The problem of drug abuse is studied from within the context of the total society. Emphasis is given to attitude and values clarification with group interaction being a critical component of the course. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 3900 - Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education

    2 credits

    Physical education in the elementary school places emphasis on program planning, teaching techniques, and the selection and direction of physical education activities that will satisfy the needs of elementary school children. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4010 - Methods of Sport Conditioning

    3 credits

    This course will introduce students to various physical conditioning methods utilized in sport training including plyometrics, Olympic weight lifting, speed/power training, and advanced exercise prescription. It will follow a lecture/lab format. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PE 3060  or PE 3070 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4020 - Research Methods & Statistics for Exercise Science

    3 credits

    This course is an introduction to research and statistics in exercise science. Research ethics, basic research design, and statistics will be discussed. It will follow a lecture format. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4030 - Clinical Applications of Exercise Science

    3 credits

    This course will address the theoretical basis for, and practical applications of, exercise testing and prescription for diseased and special populations. It will follow a lecture/lab format. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PE 1098  and PE 3070 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4040 - Exercise Testing & Prescription

    3 credits

    This course will address the theoretical basis for, and practical applications of exercise testing and prescription for healthy populations. It will follow a lecture/lab format. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PE 1098 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4400 - Evaluation of Lower Extremity & Trunk Injuries

    3 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. It is designed to allow the students to understand evaluation techniques for athletic injuries to the lumbar spine, pelvis, abdomen, chest and lower extremities. The students must integrate anatomical structures, physiological principles and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PE 3080 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4410 - Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

    3 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. It will provide understanding of therapeutic exercise as it relates to the rehabilitation process of athletic injuries. Rehabilitation of the athlete from an injury state to a highly competitive state will be covered. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PE 3080 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4420 - Therapeutic Modalities & Athletic Training Management

    3 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. It provides instruction in theory and application of various therapeutic modalities for care and treatment of athletic injuries, emphasizing cryotherapy, thermal therapy, and electrical modalities. An overview of the necessary policies, procedures, maintenance, and daily operation of an athletic training room is also provided. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PE 3080 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4430 - Evaluation of Upper Extremity/Trunk Injuries

    3 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major. It is designed to allow the students to understand evaluation techniques for athletic injuries to the head and neck, abdomen, thoracic spine, and upper extremities. The students must integrate anatomical structures, physiological principles and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PE 3080 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4710 - Evaluation in Physical Education

    3 credits

    Designed to allow students to understand how to evaluate student progress in the schools. Also included: test construction, grading, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and dispersion, and elementary probability. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4740 - Coaching Leadership & Administration

    3 credits

    A study of leadership and administrative principles designed for coaches, activity directors and supervisors. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4750 - Psycho-Social Aspects in Athletics

    3 credits

    A course designed to provide students with the necessary skills and understanding to adequately deal with psychological and social aspects of athletic coaching. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4800 - Studies in Exercise Sciences

    3 credits

    Review and exploration of contemporary research and issues in exercise and sport sciences for junior and senior level students. (Fall, Spring)

  
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    PE 4830 - Readings & Conferences

    1 to 3 credits

    (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4840 - Internship

    1 to 8 credits

    The cooperative education program is to provide students an opportunity to participate in a directed work experience for academic credit. Prior approval must be obtained to participate. The employer and a departmental faculty member will evaluate the proposed work experience and determine the credit to be awarded. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4860 - Physical Education Practicum

    1 to 3 credits

    This course is designed to give prospective teachers and coaches experience in serving as student assistant coaches, or student assistant athletic trainers, or other available opportunities. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4900 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education

    3 credits

    Coursework consists of exploring the problems, methods and techniques of teaching physical education in secondary schools. Required of prospective secondary physical education teachers. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite:   &  
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 4980 - Student Teaching

    2 credits

    (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6000 - Foundations of Sport Conditioning

    3 credits

    This online course will cover the basic principles of physical conditioning and will prepare students for future courses in exercise program design. Physiological mechanisms and adaptations to training will also be addressed. (Fall, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6010 - Advanced Techniques of Sport Conditioning

    3 credits

    Intensive course detailing techniques for conditioning athletes of various ages and training backgrounds. (Summer, or as needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6020 - Special Topics & Issues

    3 credits

    Special topics and issues in sport conditioning and performance. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6030 - Athletic Training & Sports Medicine

    3 credits

    This course is designed to address recent advances in athletic training and sports medicine. Injury prevention techniques and strategies will be discussed. (Spring, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6040 - Designing Resistance Training Program

    3 credits

    This online course will teach the student the process for designing an individualized resistance training program. It will cover the process of the needs analysis and enable the student to answer questions regarding program design within each step of this analysis. (Spring , or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6050 - Resistance Training Techniques

    3 credits

    Intensive training course designed to assist coaches in developing the ability to teach proper resistance training technique including advanced teaching skills for exercises such as the squat, power clean, and deadlift. (Summer, or as needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6060 - Evaluation in Sport Fitness

    3 credits

    Intensive training course covering sport specific fitness testing for components such as speed, power, strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, and functional movement. (Summer, or as needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6070 - Psychological Aspects of Sport Performance & Conditioning

    3 credits

    This course addresses the latest advances in exercise and sport psychology including motivation, concentration, overcoming mental fatigue, and stress management for athletes. (Fall, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6080 - Introduction to Sport Science Research & Statistics

    3 credits

    A graduate course covering research methodologies and statistical techniques in the sport sciences. This course will assist coaches in reading and critiquing research and designing their own. (Fall, Spring, or as needed)

    Prerequisite: 12 hours completed in MSSCP Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6090 - Motor Skill Acquisition

    3 credits

    Examines the internal processes associated with practice or experience leading to relatively permanent changes in the capability to perform motor skills. (Spring, or as needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6100 - Bioenergetics & Sports Nutrition

    3 credits

    This course will emphasize understanding how macronutrients, vitamins, minerals and water are digested and absorbed for metabolism and/or anabolism and the role of diet in promoting optimal adaptation to training for recreational to elite athletes. (Spring, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6900 - Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education

    3 credits

    Physical education in the elementary school places emphasis on program planning, teaching techniques, and the selection and direction of physical education activities that will satisfy the needs of elementary school children. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PE 6933 - Thesis: Master of Science in Sport Conditioning and Sport Performance

    1 to 3 credits

    Student develops and defends a Master’s of Sport Condition/Performance thesis (3 credit hours initial semester). MSSCP Candidates must be continuously enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of PE 6933 until their Thesis is completed. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PE 6080  and approval of Graduate Advisor
    General Education Course: No

Physical Science

  
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    PSCI 3000 - Physical Science for Elementary & Middle School

    2 credits

    A course designed for prospective teachers of elementary and middle school with the concepts, source materials, methods, and activities available when presenting units of in the physical sciences. Required of all prospective teachers of elementary and middle school who elect that area of emphasis in physical sciences. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110  or equivalent, CHEM 1110  or equivalent, and PHYS 1010  and PHYS 1040 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 3800 - Dental Practicum

    1 credits

    Provides a supervised experience for dental school preparation. The course provides lectures covering relevant professional/clinical information and issues. Laboratory experiences, on-campus and off-campus, provide students hands-on experience with impressions/models, radiology and diagnostics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in CHEM 1220 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 4840 - Cooperative Education

    1 to 6 credits

    A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 4900 - Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

    2 credits

    Required of all prospective secondary physical science teachers. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSCI 4980 - Student Teaching in Physical Science

    2 credits

    A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course.  (P/F)

    General Education Course: No

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1010 - Elementary Physics

    3 credits

    A conceptual, non-mathematical introduction to physics. Topics in mechanics include motion, Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, energy, rotational motion, and gravity. MATH 1010  or equivalent is advised. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1015 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 1015 - Elementary Physics Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to supplement PHYS 1010 . A hands-on approach to selected topics covered in the lecture class, using a minimum of mathematics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1010 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 1040 - Elementary Astronomy

    3 credits

    A conceptual study of basic astronomy including the night sky as observed from the earth, apparent and real motions of celestial objects, a short history of the development of theories and tools used in astronomy, the wave and particle theories of light and their application, an overview of the solar system including planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors, and a non-mathematical approach to the nature of stars, stellar evolution, and cosmology. Designed for non-science majors and those seeking a science endorsement for teaching Earth Science in secondary schools. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1045 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 1045 - Elementary Astronomy Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 1040 . Identification of the constellations of the night sky, co- ordinates systems used in the sky, skills in observation and telescope operation, theoretical experiments will all be part of this hands on lab. Labs will be held at the University Observatory 5 miles west of the campus unless otherwise specified. MATH 1010  or equivalent is advised. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 1040 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2010 - College Physics I

    4 credits

    A trigonometric and algebra based introductory course in physics. Topics in mechanics including vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, momentum and collisions, circular motion and rotational dynamics will be studied. Additional topics include solids and fluids, and selected topics in thermodynamics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in MATH 1060 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2015  (PHYS 2030  is highly recommended)
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2015 - College Physics I Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2010 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2010 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2020 - College Physics II

    4 credits

    A continuation of PHYS 2010 . Topics to be covered will include vibrations and waves, simple harmonic motion, sound, selected topics in electricity, magnetism, light, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in PHYS 2010 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2025  (PHYS 2060  is highly recommended)
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2025 - College Physics II Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2020 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2030 - College Physics I Recitation

    1 credits

    A problem solving session to accompany PHYS 2010. Problem solving techniques and approaches using examples will be covered. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2010  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2060 - College Physics II Recitation

    1 credits

    A problem solving session to accompany PHYS 2020 . Problem solving techniques and approaches using examples will be covered. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2020  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers I

    4 credits

    A calculus based introductory physics course. Topics in mechanics include vectors, one and two dimensional motion, Newton’s laws of motion, forces, energy, momentum and collisions, circular motion and rotational dynamics. Other topics include solids and fluids and selected topics in thermodynamics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in MATH 1210 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2215 ; MATH 1220  is recommended; PHYS 2230  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2215 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers I Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2210 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2210 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers II

    4 credits

    A continuation of PHYS 2210 . Topics to be covered will include vibrations and waves, simple harmonic motion, sound, selected topics in electricity, magnetism, light, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2215  and MATH 1220 
    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2225 ; PHYS 2260  is highly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PHYS 2225 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers II Lab

    1 credits

    A lab accompanying PHYS 2220 . Computer data acquisition and hands on experience with the concepts and topics discussed in the lecture. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: PHYS 2220 
    General Education Course: No
 

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