Physical Education

Classes

PED 100 : Fundamentals of Fitness

This lecture course includes the basic principles of physical education and physical fitness. It explores psychological and physiological effects of exercise and physical fitness, including effects on the human skeleton, muscle development, respiration and coordination. It is reviewed as an introduction to such laboratory courses as slimnastics, weight training, and conditioning. This course may also include fitness evaluation, development of individual fitness programs, and participation in fitness activities.

Credits

3

PED 101 : Slimnastics

This course provides an individualized approach to physical fitness, wellness, and other health-related factors. Emphasis is placed on the scientific basis for setting up and engaging in personalized physical fitness programs. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and implement an individualized physical fitness program.

Credits

1

PED 102 : Slimnastics (Intermediate)

This course is an intermediate-level class. Topics include specific exercises contributing to fitness and the role exercise plays in developing body systems, nutrition, and weight control. Upon completion, students should be able to implement and evaluate an individualized physical fitness program.

Credits

1

PED 103 : Weight Training (Beginning)

This course introduces the basics of weight training. Emphasis is placed on developing muscular strength, muscular endurance, and muscle tone. Upon completion, students should be able to establish and implement a personal weight-training program.

Credits

1

PED 104 : Weight Training (Intermediate)

This course covers advanced levels of weight training. Emphasis is placed on meeting individual training goals and addressing weight training needs and interests. Upon completion, students should be able to establish and implement an individualized advanced weight-training program

Credits

1

PED 105 : Personal Fitness

This course is designed to provide the student with information allowing him/her to participate in a personally developed fitness program. Topics include cardiovascular, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Fitness Activity.

Credits

1

PED 106 : Aerobics

This course introduces a program of cardiovascular fitness involving continuous, rhythmic exercise. Emphasis is placed on developing cardiovascular efficiency, strength, and flexibility and on safety precautions. Upon completion, students should be able to select and implement a rhythmic aerobic exercise program. Rhythmic Activity.

Credits

1

PED 107 : Aerobics Dance

This course introduces the fundamentals of step and dance aerobics. Emphasis is placed on basic stepping up, basic choreographed dance patterns, cardiovascular fitness, and upper body, floor, and abdominal exercises. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in basic dance aerobics. Rhythmic activity.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 106 and/or as required by program.

PED 108 : Aerobics Dance (Intermediate)

This course provides a continuation of step aerobics. Emphasis is placed on a wide variety of choreographed step and dance patterns; cardiovascular fitness; and upper body, abdominal, and floor exercises. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in and design an aerobics routine. Rhythmic activity.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 107 and/or as required by program.

PED 109 : Jogging

This course covers the basic concepts involved in safely and effectively improving cardiovascular fitness. Emphasis is placed on walking, jogging, or running as a means of achieving fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and appreciate the benefits derived from these activities. Fitness Activity.

Credits

1

PED 118 : General Conditioning

This course provides an individualized approach to general conditioning utilizing the five major components. Emphasis is placed on the scientific basis for setting up and engaging in personalized physical fitness and conditioning programs. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and implement an individualized physical fitness and conditioning program. Fitness Activity.

Credits

1

PED 119 : General Conditioning (Intermediate)

This course is an intermediate-level fitness and conditioning program class. Topics include specific exercises contributing to fitness and the role exercise plays in developing body systems. Upon completion, students should be able to implement and evaluate an individualized physical fitness and conditioning program.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 118 and/or as required by program.

PED 120 : Techniques of Dual and Individual Sports

This course introduces the fundamentals of popular dual and individual sports. Emphasis is placed on rules, equipment, and motor skills used in various sports. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the sports covered.

Credits

2

PED 121 : Bowling

This course introduces the fundamentals of bowling. Emphasis is placed on ball selection, grips, stance, and delivery along with rules and etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational bowling.

Credits

1

PED 122 : Bowling (Intermediate)

This course covers more advanced bowling techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining basic skills and performing advanced shots, spins, pace, and strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in competitive bowling. Individual and dual sport activity.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 121 or Permission of instructor

PED 123 : Golf

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of golf. Topics include the proper grips, stance, alignment, swings for the short and long game, putting, and the rules and etiquette of golf. Upon completion students should be able to perform the basic golf shots and demonstrate a knowledge of the rules and etiquette of golf. Individual and dual sport activity.

Credits

1

PED 124 : Golf (Intermediate)

This course covers the more advanced phases of golf. Emphasis is placed on refining the fundamental skills and learning more advanced phases of the game such as a club selection, trouble shots, and course management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to play a recreational round of golf. Individual and dual sport activity.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 123 and/or as required by program.

PED 126 : Recreational Games

This course is designed to give an overview of a variety of recreational games and activities. Emphasis is placed on the skills and rules necessary to participate in a variety of lifetime recreational games. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the importance of participating in lifetime recreational activities. Rhythmic activity.

Credits

1

PED 131 : Badminton

This course covers the fundamentals of badminton. Emphasis is placed on the basics of serving, clears, drops, drives, smashes and the rules and strategies of singles and doubles. Upon completion, students should be able to apply these skills in playing situations.

Credits

1

PED 155 : Self-Defense

This course is designed to aid students in developing rudimentary skills in self-defense. Emphasis is placed on stances, blocks, punches, and kicks as well as non-physical means of self-defense. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic self-defense techniques of a physical and non-physical nature. Rhythmic Activity.

Credits

1

PED 160 : Social Dance

This course introduces the fundamentals of popular social dance. Emphasis is placed on basic social dance techniques, dances, and a brief history of social dance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate specific dance skills and perform some dances. Rhythmic activity.

Credits

1

PED 171 : Basketball

This course covers the fundamentals of basketball. Emphasis is placed on skill development, knowledge of the rules, and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational basketball.

Credits

1

PED 172 : Basketball (Intermediate)

This course covers more advanced basketball techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining skills and developing more advanced strategies and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to play basketball at a competitive level.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 171 and/or as required by program.

PED 176 : Volleyball

This course covers the fundamentals of volleyball. Emphasis is placed on the basics of serving, passing, setting, spiking, blocking, and the rules and etiquette of volleyball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational volleyball.

Credits

1

PED 177 : Volleyball (Intermediate)

This course covers more advanced volleyball techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining skills and developing more advanced strategies and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in competitive volleyball.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 176 and/or as required by program.

PED 181 : Baseball

This course covers the fundamentals of baseball. Emphasis is placed on skill development, knowledge of the rules and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational baseball.

Credits

1

PED 182 : Baseball (Intermediate)

This course covers more advanced baseball techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining skills and developing more advanced strategies and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to play baseball at a competitive level.

Credits

1

PED 186 : Softball

This course introduces the fundamental skills and rules of softball. Emphasis is placed on proper techniques and strategies for playing softball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational softball. Team sport activity.

Credits

1

PED 187 : Softball (Intermediate)

This course presents advanced skills and competitive practice in softball. Emphasis is placed on proper techniques and strategies for playing softball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in competitive softball.

Credits

1

PED 188 : Yoga

This course introduces basic instruction in yoga for beginners. Emphasis is placed on instruction in gentle stretching, breathing practices, progressive deep relaxation, and posture. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in and appreciate the benefits of the activity. Rhythmic activity.

Credits

1

PED 191 : Team Sports

This course covers the basic concepts involved in team sport competition. Emphasis will be placed on refining basic skills, rules and regulations, officiating, and team play. Upon completion, students should be able to participate and implement an intramural program.

Credits

1

PED 200 : Foundations of Physical Education

In this course, the history, philosophy, and objectives of health, physical education, and recreation are studied with emphasis on the physiological, sociological, and psychological values of physical education. It is required of all physical education majors.

Credits

3

PED 216 : Sports Officiating

This course surveys the basic rules and mechanics of officiating a variety of sports, including both team and individual sports. In addition to classwork, students will receive at least 3 hours of practical experience in officiating.

Credits

3

PED 224 : Principles of Nutrition

This course introduces students to the principles of nutrition and the role and functions of nutrients in man’s food. Basic information concerning food selection and nutrition as a factor in health, ecology, and economy is included. Implications of nutrition for children may be stressed. NOTE: This course is a suitable substitute for HEC 140.

Credits

3

PED 245 : Cycling

This course is designed to promote physical fitness through cycling. Emphasis is placed on selection and maintenance of the bicycle gear shifting, pedaling techniques, safety procedures, and conditioning exercises necessary for cycling. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate safe handling of a bicycle for recreational use. Fitness Activity.

Credits

1

PED 251 : Varsity Basketball

This course covers advanced fundamentals of basketball. Emphasis is placed on skill development, knowledge of the rules and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in competitive basketball.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

PED 252 : Varsity Baseball

This course covers advanced baseball techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining skills and developing more advanced strategies and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to play baseball at a competitive level.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

PED 253 : Varsity Golf I

This course covers the more advanced phases of golf. Emphasis is placed on refining the fundamental skills and learning more advanced phases of the games such as club section, trouble shots, and course management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to play competitive golf.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

PED 254 : Varsity Softball

This course introduces the fundamental skills and rules of softball. Emphasis is placed on proper techniques and strategies for playing softball. Upon completion, students should be able to play competitive softball.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

PED 257 : Varsity Cheerleading

This course covers advanced co-ed cheerleading techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining skills and improving all areas related to co-ed cheerleading including: knowledge of safety techniques, partner stunts, tumbling, basket tosses, pyramids, motions, physical conditioning, and mental preparation. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to participate in a competitive program at the university level.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor