Physical Education

Degrees and Certificates

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 viewed as an introduction to such laboratory courses as slimnastics, weight training, and conditioning. The course may also include fitness evaluation, development of individual fitness programs, and participation in fitness activities.

Credits

3

PED 101 : Slimnastics (beginning)

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

Credits

1

PED 102 : Slimnastics (intermediate)

This course is an intermediate-level slimnastics 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 individualizedphysical 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.

Credits

1

PED 106 : Aerobics

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

Credits

1

PED 107 : Aerobics Dance (beginning)

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

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 106 or permission of instructor.

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, student should be able to participate in and design an aerobicsroutine.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 107 or permission of instructor

PED 109 : Jogging

This course covers the basic concepts involved in safely and effectivelyimproving 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.

Credits

1

PED 118 : General Conditioning (beginning)

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

Credits

1

PED 119 : General Conditioning (intermediate)

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

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 118 or instructor permission.

PED 121 : Bowling (beginning)

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. Emphasisis placed on refining basic skills and performing advanced shots, spins, pace, and strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in competitive bowling.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 121 or instructor permission

PED 123 : Golf (beginning)

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.

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 games such as club selection, troubleshots, and course management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to play a recreational round of golf.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 123 or instructor permission

PED 125 : Skating

This course introduces the fundamentals of skating. Emphasis is placed on basic positioning, balance, and form. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary for recreational skating.

Credits

1

PED 126 : Recreational Games

This course is designed to give an overview 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.

Credits

1

PED 133 : Tennis (beginning)

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of tennis. Topics includebasic strokes, rules, etiquette, and court play. Upon completion, students should be able to play recreational tennis.

Credits

1

PED 134 : Tennis (intermediate)

This course emphasizes the refinement of playing skills. Topics include continuing the development of fundamentals, learning advanced serves, and strokes and pace and strategies insingles and doubles play. Upon completion, students should be able to play competitive tennis.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 133 orinstructor permission

PED 143 : Aquatic Exercise

This course introduces rhythmic aerobic activities and aquaticexercises performed in water. Emphasis is placed on increasing cardiovascular fitness levels, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an individually pacedexercise program.

Credits

1

PED 151 : Judo (beginning)

This course introduces the basic discipline of judo. Topics includeproper breathing, relaxation techniques, and correct body positions. Upon completion, students should be able todemonstrate the procedures of judo.

Credits

1

PED 152 : Judo (intermediate)

This course introduces more detailed aspects of the discipline ofjudo. Topics include breathing and physical postures, relaxation, and mental concentration. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate advanced procedures of judo.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 153 : Karate (beginning)

This course introduces the martial arts using the Japanese Shotokanform. Topics include proper conditioning exercise, book control, proper terminology, historical foundations, andetiquette relating to karate. Upon completion, students be able to perform line drill techniques and Kata for variousranks.

Credits

1

PED 154 : Karate (intermediate)

This course is a continuation of beginning Karate. Topics include proper conditioning exercise, book control, proper terminology, historical foundations, and etiquette relatingto karate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform line drill techniques and Kata for various ranks.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 155 : Self Defense

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

Credits

1

PED 166 : Modern Dance

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

Credits

1

PED 171 : Basketball (beginning)

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 ableto participate in recreational basketball.

Credits

1

PED 172 : Basketball

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

Credits

1

Prerequisites

PED 171 or instructor permission

PED 176 : Volleyball (beginning)

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 or instructor permission

PED 180 : Flag Football

This course introduces the fundamentals and rules of flag football.Emphasis is placed on proper techniques and strategies for playing in game situations. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational flag football.

Credits

1

PED 181 : Baseball (beginning)

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 ableto participate in recreational baseball.

Credits

1

PED 182 : Baseball (intermediate)

This course covers more advanced baseball techniques. Emphasisis 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 (beginning)

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

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.

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 211 : Basic Football Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course introduces the rules and techniques for sports officiating in high school football. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in football.

Credits

3

PED 212 : Advanced Football Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course presents advanced rules and techniques for sports officiating in high school football. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in football.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PED 213 : Basic Volleyball Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course introduces the rules and techniques for sports officiating in high school volleyball. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in volleyball.

Credits

3

PED 214 : Advanced Volleyball Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course presents advanced rules and techniques for sports officiating in high school volleyball. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in volleyball. Prerequisite : PED 213.

Credits

3

PED 216 : Sports Officiating

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

Credits

3

PED 217 : Basic Basketball Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course introduces the rules and techniques for sports officiating in high school basketball. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in basketball.

Credits

3

PED 218 : Advanced Basketball Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course presents advanced rules and techniques for sports officiating in high school basketball. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in basketball.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PED 219 : Basic Baseball and Softball Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course introduces the rules and techniques for sports officiating in baseball and softball. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in baseball and softball.

Credits

3

PED 220 : Advanced Baseball and Softball Rules and Officiating Techniques

This course presents advanced rules and techniques for sports officiating in baseball and softball. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, student should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in baseball and softball.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PED 248, 249, 250, 251 : Varsity Basketball I-IV

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

Instructor permission

PED 252, 261, 262, 263 : Varsity Baseball I-IV

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

Instructor permission

PED 253, 268, 269, 270 : Varsity Golf I-IV

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 selection, trouble shots, and course management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to play competitive golf. Prerequisite : Instructor permission.

Credits

1

PED 254, 271, 272, 273 : Varsity Softball I-IV

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. Prerequisite : Instructor permission.

Credits

1

PED 255,274,275,276 : Varsity Tennis I-IV

This course emphasizes the refinement of playing skills. Topics include continuing the development of fundamentals, learning advanced serves and strokes and pace and strategies in singles and doubles play. Upon completion, students should be able to play competitive tennis.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Instructor permission

PED 257A-H : 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

Instructor permission

PED 258, 283, 284,285 : Varsity Volleyball I-IV

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

Instructor permission