PED1000s

PED1115/PED1116 Archery
0.5 credits. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) provides experiences in developing competency, literacy, along with enthusiasm, for the sport of archery through equipment selection, terminology, shooting skills, scoring, and rules for competition.  Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Certification is offered to all but required of physical education majors, minors, and coaching minors.

PED1117/PED1118 Badminton 0.5 credits. A Tactical Games approach provides practical experiences in problem solving by developing tactical skills for use in the game of badminton.  Students acquire skill competency, literacy, and enthusiasm for badminton through active participation.

PED1119/PED1120 Basketball
0.5 credits. A Skill/Theme approach provides instruction in the fundamentals of basketball as a lifetime leisure activity. Designed for beginning and intermediate skill levels with an emphasis on developing and practicing proper techniques, strategies, and the rules associated with the game of basketball.  Prerequisite(s):  Beginning or intermediate skill level only

PED1121/PED1122 Bowling
0.5 credits. A Sport Education approach is used to develop competency and enthusiasm for bowling through the development of skills, techniques, strategies, and rules governing the game.

PED1123/PED1124 Golf
0.5 credits. A Cultural Studies approach provides practical experiences with the history of golf, equipment selection, terminology, full swing from irons to woods, scoring, rules and etiquette for competition, and in learning how golf contributes positively to individual well-being and to group, community, and national cultures.

PED1125/PED1126 Orienteering
0.5 credits. An Outdoor Education approach makes use of the outdoor environment as a laboratory for learning the basics of land navigation employing map and compass.

PED1127 Racquetball/PED1128
0.5 credits. A Tactical Games approach provides practical experiences in problem solving by developing tactical skills for use in the game of racquetball.  Students acquire skill competency, literacy, and enthusiasm for racquetball through active participation.

PED1129/PED1130 Self Defense
0.5 credits. A Personal and Social Responsibility approach to mental and physical self-defense which includes creating the safest environment possible, the motivations and behaviors of criminals and what they look for in their victims, how to fight an attacker’s weaknesses, not his strengths, and kicks, punches, strikes and other techniques for defending oneself in a variety of situations.

PED1131/PED1132 Soccer
0.5 credits. A Skill/Theme approach provides instruction in the fundamentals of soccer as a lifetime leisure activity.  Designed for beginning and intermediate skill levels with an emphasis on developing and practicing proper techniques, strategies, and the rules associated with the game of soccer. Prerequisite(s):  Beginning or intermediate skill level only

PED1133/PED1134 Softball
0.5 credits. A Sport Education approach provides experiences in developing competency, literacy, and enthusiasm for the game of softball through the development of beginning and intermediate softball skills, including, throwing, catching, hitting, bunting, base running, rules, game strategies and tactics.

PED1135/PED1136 Tennis
0.5 credits. A Tactical Games approach provides practical experiences in serving, backhand and forehands, lobs, and other tennis shots, along with understanding the strategies and health benefits of tennis.

PED1137/PED1138 Volleyball
0.5 credits. A Sport Education approach is used to develop competency, literacy, and enthusiasm for volleyball through the development of skills, techniques, strategies, and rules governing the game.

PED1139/PED1140 Weight Training
0.5 credits. A lifetime fitness skill/theme approach that provides instruction in the fundamentals of weight training as a lifetime fitness activity.  Designed for all skill levels with an emphasis on developing and practicing proper and safe lifting and spotting techniques associated with overall body lifts that are based on lifetime fitness practices.

PED1141/PED1142 Fitness for Life II
0.5 credits. A Fitness Education approach using on-line learning that allows students to design and carry out personal fitness programs and training techniques that will result in improved personal fitness and wellness. Prerequisite(s):  PED1112 or PED1301

PED1143/PED1144 Folk and Square Dance
0.5 credits. A Cultural Studies approach provides practical experiences in mastering the skills of a variety of folk and square dances and in learning how dance contributes positively to individual well-being and to group, community, and national cultures.

PED1147/PED1148 Swimming and Water Safety
0.5 credits. A Personal and Social Responsibility approach introduces students to swimming strokes, water entry and treading water.  Topics on water safety are integrated with swimming instruction.

PED1149/PED1150 Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf
0.5 credits. A Tactical Games approach provides practical experiences in problem solving by developing tactical skills for use in the games of Ultimate and Disc Golf.  Students acquire skill competency, literacy, and enthusiasm for both ultimate and disc golf through active participation.

PED1151/PED1152 Advanced Swimming and Water Safety
0.5 credits. A swimming course that utilizes basic swimming strokes for fitness development.  Previous knowledge of strokes and the ability to use those strokes is required.  Water safety is integrated with swimming activities.

PED1205/PED1206 First Aid
0.5 credits. A Personal and Social Responsibility approach develops the knowledge, skills, and attitudes, required to gain certification in the Green Cross National Safety Council First Aid, CPR, & AED. Prerequisite(s):  recommended junior or senior standing

PED1301 Fitness for Life
1 credit. This course gives the student background information and practical experience in developing and maintaining good health and fitness, including the use of heart rate monitors and other technologies.

PED2000s - PED4000s

PED2010 Foundations of Physical Education
2 credits. Investigation of the biomechanical, sociological, psychological, physiological, and historical foundations of physical education, exercise science, and sport.

PED2015 Coaching Theory
2 credits. Theory of coaching basketball, soccer, and softball/baseball.  This course includes an examination of skill techniques, offensive and defensive systems, training methods, actual practice in coaching others, and game strategies.

PED3002 Motor Learning
3 credits. Investigation and analysis of human motor development and motor learning from birth through adolescence.

PED3004 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
2 credits. Prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, with emphasis on injury prevention, management, the practice of taping, and current research equips the future coach and physical education teacher.

PED3005 School and Personal Health
2 credits. Investigation of elementary, middle, and secondary school health problems and a study of personal health in the areas of physical, emotional, and social health.

PED3006 Principles of Coaching
2 credits. Theory and psychology of coaching analyzed and studied in a Christian context.

PED3007 Organization and Administration of Athletics
2 credits. An introduction to the basics of athletic administration through a very practical and hands on approach.

PED3008 Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education
3 credits. An introduction to the process of collecting performance data in all three domains, developing assessment tools, analyzing and interpreting the results, and using the information to improve instruction and learning in physical education.

PED4002 Applied Kinesiology
3 credits. Study and analysis of human motion based on anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles, with application to fundamental movement and sport skills. Prerequisite(s):  SCI2010

PED4003 Physiology of Exercise
3 credits. The application of anatomy and physiology concepts to how the human body performs and responds to physical activity. Prerequisite(s):  SCI2010