Physical Education Courses

Activity Courses

A maximum of four activity courses (100 level, 1/4 unit) in physical education and theatre (dance) may be used toward completing the 32 units required for graduation.

123 Riding—English (1/4)
English riding skills, with a strong emphasis on safety and confidence-building in the saddle. Students are assessed on their first day to determine their experience and ability. Students may ride their own horse or use a school horse. Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI certified helmet, which may be borrowed from the Held Center. Appropriate attire and footwear are required for lessons. (Course fee.) Staff.

124 Riding—Western (1/4)
Western riding skills, with a strong emphasis on safety and confidence-building in the saddle. Students are assessed on their first day to determine their experience and ability. Western riding lessons are taught off-campus. Students are responsible for their own transportation to/from the lesson facility. Students ride school horses owned by the facility. Appropriate attire and footwear are required for lessons. Rules of the facility must be adhered to by all riders. (Course fee.) Staff.

131 Scuba (1/4)
The development of skills, knowledge and activity for certification in scuba. (Course fee.) Staff.

141 Aquatics (1/4)
Beginner through advanced levels of swimming and or diving. Havens.

147 Body Building and Development (1/4)
Prescribed and therapeutic exercises designed to develop the body to a high degree of physical efficiency. Staff.

153 Yoga I (1/4)
Introduces the use of yoga for health. Emphasizes the physical aspects of the practice through stretching and strengthening the muscles, joints, and spine, and directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs. Staff.

154 Pilates I (1/4)
An introduction to this wellness program based on the use of breathing techniques, concentration, body control, self-centering, precision movements and flow. Staff.

156 Yoga II (1/4)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 153 or permission of instructor.
A continuation of Physical Education 153. Staff.

157 Pilates II (1/4)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 154 or permission of instructor.
A continuation of Physical Education 154. Staff.

158 Disc Golf (1/4)
An introduction to the skills, equipment, rules and strategies for playing disc golf. Staff.

163 Racquetball (1/4)
Basic strokes, rules, equipment, game tactics and strategy. The history and traditions of racquetball. Eye protection and playing equipment not provided. Staff.

165 Badminton and Tennis (1/4)
The development of badminton and tennis skills, strokes, principles and strategies. Staff.

166 Beginning Tennis (1/4)
The development of tennis skills, strokes, principles and strategies. Frew.

167 Beginning Golf (1/4)
The development of basic golf skills, knowledge and strategies. Staff.

168 Intermediate Golf (1/4)
Staff.

169 Intermediate Tennis (1/4)
The development of stroke consistency, shot direction, and singles and doubles strategy. Frew.

170 Advanced Tennis (1/4)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 169 or permission of instructor.
Repetition of strokes, charting, match play, percentage play, singles strategy, doubles strategy, tournament play, conditioning and sportsmanship. Frew.

172 Bowling (1/4)
The development of basic bowling skills. Bowling fees will be charged. May.

178 Canoeing (1/4)
Recreational and racing canoe skills, terminology and river reading. Class meets first eight weeks. Havens.

181, 182 Life Guarding (1/4, 1/2)
Prerequisite: American Red Cross swimmer or equivalent.
American Red Cross certification in CPR, standard first aid and lifeguarding can be earned. Havens.

192 Cardiovascular Conditioning/Aerobics (1/4)
Motor activities (jogging, swimming, aerobics, etc.). Designed to strengthen and improve the efficiency of the cardiovascular system. Aerobics shoes required. Staff.

Theory Courses

187, 188, 189 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

201 Foundations of Healthful Living (1)
An in-depth presentation of crucial health issues emphasizing the need and effect of exercise and physical activity on the body. Included are units on the cardiovascular system, the muscular system, nutrition, diet, weight control, drugs, fitness and physical profiles, plus individualized exercise and activity programs. Lecture and laboratory. Staff.

203 First Aid (1/2)
Basic and advanced course work and skills in the following areas: CPR, first aid, automated external defibrillator, emergency and non-emergency management of injuries and illnesses and professional rescuer skills. American Red Cross certificates may be earned in each area. Required for the students enrolled in the teacher education program, health minor and athletic training major. Staff.

205 Water Safety Instructor (1/2)
Prerequisite: Current Red Cross Emergency Water Safety Skills and Swimmer Skills.
Designed for students who seek professional insights into teaching and administering aquatic programs, and community swimming programs. The American Red Cross water safety instructor's certificate may be earned. Offered in alternate years. Havens.

211 Anatomy and Kinesiology (1)
Emphasizes the body systems most involved with motor activity, sport and exercise (e.g., skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory). Provides basic information on systems considered less important to motor activity (e.g., integumentary, lymphatic, urinary, digestive and endocrine). Staff.

213 Athletic Injuries Prevention and Treatment (1)
An overview of athletic training and its role as an allied health profession: the history and evolution of athletic training, basic sports-related injury prevention and assessment procedures, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities and athletic training management and administration. Development of hands-on skills, such as taping, basic rehabilitation and modality implementation, in lecture and laboratory sessions. R. Moss, Thompson.

224 History and Philosophy of Physical Education (1)
A "value system'' culminating in an understanding of the relationships and contributions of physical education and sport to the educational process. Staff.

225 Foundations of Health (1)
Provides health educators with the theoretical, philosophical, practical and professional foundations of health education. Topics include basic health education concepts, settings for health education, required competencies, professional organizations, epidemiology, communication skills, behavior change theories and models, and ethics. Staff.

233 Human Gross Anatomy (1)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the athletic training major or permission of instructor.
The basic musculoskeletal anatomical concepts related to the human body. Emphasizes applications to physical activity and musculoskeletal injury. Lecture and laboratory (cadaver). R. Moss.

240 Sports Nutrition (1/2)
Introduction to nutrition as the study of foods and their effects upon health, development and performance of the individual. Emphasizes the role nutrition plays in the improvement of athletic performance and the physiological processes of nutrient utilization by the human body. Staff.

279 Gender and Sport (1)
Offers an analysis of the role of gender in sport, past and present. The analysis will provide data not only from an historical perspective, but also from physiological, psychological and sociological viewpoints. The synthesis of all these areas will provide insights on gender and sport. Staff.

282 Teaching of Physical Education (1)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 201, 211, 213, 310, 340, 341.
Stresses the writing of appropriate lesson plans, including task analysis and IPI. Practice in the teaching techniques learned in the prerequisite courses, including discipline, management and skill technique. Johnson.

287, 288, 289 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

301 Planning School Health Programs (1)
Provides an understanding of the nature, scope, function and integration of coordinated school health programs. Develops competencies in assessing, planning and evaluating health programs in school, as well as skills related to using technology and presenting oral and written information to adult audiences. Intended for students completing a minor in health education. Staff.

302 Secondary Pedagogy in Physical Education (1)
Topics include policies, procedures, budgets, equipment scheduling, planning, classroom management and the coordination of the secondary physical education program. EPEC, IRMs and practical experience comprise the teacher preparation component of this class. Same as Education 302. Johnson.

303 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (1/2)
Introduction to measurement in physical education and exercise science. Use and interpretation of fundamental statistical techniques, selection and construction of good psychomotor and knowledge tests, uses of the microcomputer. Thompson.

306 Motor Development Motor Learning (1)
Begins with prenatal physical growth and the corresponding changes in motor performance that occur with maturation. Explores physiological, perceptual, cognitive and sociocultural influences on individual performance. Later focuses on skill acquisition with primary consideration given to the learning process, the cognitive and motor processes underlying the learning of skills, and factors that influence skill learning. Staff.

310 Movement, Brain Development and the Classroom Teacher (1)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 333, 360.
Emphasizes how movement and physical activity influence the learning process. Opportunities to discover the value of movement physical activities in the classroom setting and to obtain practical experience in the inclusion of these aspects of learning in the daily curriculum. Same as Education 310. Johnson.

319 Health and Wellness in the Elementary Classroom (1/2)
Same as Education 319. Staff.

320 Mental Health Skills (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 301.
Introduces health education candidates to the impact of mental, emotional and social health on disease and wellness. Focuses on current theories, research and skills related to managing stress, emotions, anger and conflict. Applies course content to the process of teaching health education. Staff.

329 Sexuality Education (1)
Provides content- and process-oriented opportunities for teaching sexuality education in schools. Enhances an understanding of human sexuality with knowledge and skills needed for planning, implementation and evaluation of developmentally appropriate instruction related to sexuality education. Intended for students completing a minor in health education. Staff.

333 Physical Education in the Elementary Schools (1)
Topics include theory and practice in planning and conducting physical education programs at the elementary level. Covers the EPEC curriculum at the elementary level. Teaching experience with children is included. Same as Education 333. Johnson.

340 Recreational Activities (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 201.
Designed to prepare secondary physical educators in the teaching of the techniques, strategies, learning progressions, methods of testing and materials of teaching weight training, badminton, bowling, dance, archery, golf and tennis. Johnson.

341 Teaching of Sport (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 201.
Designed to prepare elementary and secondary physical educators in the teaching of the techniques, strategies, learning progressions, methods of testing and materials of teaching basketball, floor hockey, flag football, softball, soccer, track and field, team handball and volleyball. Johnson.

356 Theory of Coaching (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 341.
Covers sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sport physiology and sport management. Includes development of a group coaching philosophy portfolio for a specific sport with training guidelines for the off-season, pre-season and in-season based on sport science research presented in class. Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to take the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s coaching certification exam. Staff.

357 Communications in Coaching (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 341.
The study of communication techniques used in coaching and/or business team settings, including interaction between coach-coach, player-coach, player-player, coach-team and coach-player. Also covers interaction with the community, administration, other coaches, faculty and any other entity with whom a coach might be involved. Staff.

360 Special Education in Physical Education (1)
Topics include historical and legal issues, IEP, classroom management, handicaps and assessment. Practical applications with children in a classroom setting is part of the course. Same as Education 360. Johnson.

368 Biomechanics (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 211.
Applies anatomical knowledge and mechanical principles to skills in motor activity, exercise, sport and daily activities. R. Moss.

369 Applied Human Physiology (1)
An introduction to the study of the physiological phenomena presented by the human body. Focuses on the function of organs and organ systems and includes practical applications in kinesiology and the care and prevention of athletic injuries. Ball.

375 Activities in Physical Education (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 282.
Application of the knowledge, lesson plans and task analysis from Physical Education 282 (Teaching of Physical Education) to the teaching environment. Includes practice teaching to peers and critiques of other student teaching performances to develop a better understanding of lesson plans, timing, discipline and feedback in a teaching/learning setting. Johnson.

379 Exercise Physiology (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 211 or permission of instructor.
An examination of the mechanisms and processes by which the body performs its various functions. Emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous systems as they relate to physical activity. Ball.

381 Exercise Testing and Prescription (1)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 240, 368, 379.
Provides the knowledge and tools to properly conduct various aspects of exercise testing such as the assessment of risk stratification, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, body composition and flexibility. Applies these assessments in development of exercise programs and prescriptions for both a general health and fitness population and a clinical population. Emphasizes the American College of Sports Medicine’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription with specific focus on the knowledge, skills and abilities for the Health Fitness Specialist Certification. Ball.

382 Scientific Basis for Conditioning (1)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 240, 368, 379.
Covers the physiological mechanisms underlying both neuromuscular and cardiorespiratory conditioning, the techniques associated with anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, and muscular and cardiovascular evaluation and conditioning. Builds an understanding of both the acute and chronic adaptations of the cardiorespiratory system to exercise stress and explores the neural control mechanisms responsible for regulating the cardiorespiratory response to static and dynamic exercise. Topics range from the physiology of strength and endurance training, basic principles of strength and endurance development, strength and endurance training variables, proper lifting technique and safety procedures. Ball.

387, 388, 389 Selected Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1)
An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.

391, 392 Internship (1/2, 1)
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.

395 Secondary Health Education Methods (1)
Develops competencies in planning and implementing health education learning opportunities. Focuses on teaching strategies and applying presentation skills that synthesize objectives, content, strategies/activities and material for all students. Intended for students pursuing secondary teacher certification. Same as Education 395. Staff.

396 Out-of-School Physical Education (1)
Prerequisite: Physical Education 282.
Introduces how physical education should continue in out-of-school programs, including before-school programs, after-school programs, Saturday clinics, intramural sports, summer programs and other programs. Provides an understanding of how physical education can be used in these environments. Johnson.

401, 402 Seminar (1/2, 1)
Staff.

411, 412 Directed Study (1/2, 1)
Staff.

Athletic Training Courses

194 Introduction to Clinical Laboratories (1/2)
Prerequisites or co-requisites: Physical Education 213, 233.
The theory behind basic athletic training practices and the application of the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Staff.

243 Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques (1)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 233, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The anatomical and physiological foundation necessary to assess the physically active individual. Strategies used for systematic and thorough evaluation, and referral procedures used following assessment to ensure a continuum of care. Thompson.

253 Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities I (1)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 233, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The basic concepts related to the modality use and rehabilitation concepts of the physically active individual: modality selection, pharmacological considerations, record-keeping, program design and implementation, and safety. The psychology of rehabilitation, including goal-setting and motivation. Clinical application of rehabilitation techniques, including strategies for proper exercise selection based on anatomical and physiological considerations, program administration, and guidelines for program progression. C. Moss.

293 Clinical Laboratory in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the athletic training major.
The theory behind introductory athletic training practices and the clinical applications of these practices. Development of proficiency in the application of the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Staff.

294 Clinical Laboratory II in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The theory behind basic athletic training practices and clinical applications. Development of proficiency in the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. Staff.

342 Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training (1)
Advanced rehabilitative and modality techniques including modality selection, application and safety criteria for the care of the physically active. C. Moss.

353 Athletic Training Administration (1/2)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The administrative issues of athletic training: basic management theory and the medical model relative to various athletic training settings; human resources, facilities and budget, insurance, information management and research; practice requirements and documents in the athletic training profession. R. Moss.

393 Clinical Laboratory III in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The theory behind intermediate athletic training practices and clinical applications. Development of proficiency in the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. C. Moss.

394 Clinical Laboratory IV in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
The theory behind intermediate athletic training practices and clinical applications. Development of proficiency in the specified competencies in supervised clinical situations. C. Moss.

401 Athletic Training Senior Seminar (1/2)
Prerequisite: Senior status in the athletic training major.
Current and advanced topics in athletic training. Includes fall semester clinical component. R. Moss.

453 Medical Conditions in Athletic Training (1/2)
Prerequisites: Physical Education 213, acceptance into the athletic training major.
Interactions with medical and allied health care professionals in the field to develop an understanding of pathologies and the pharmacological treatment of pathologies common in physically active individuals. Basic principles, ethical and legal issues of pharmacology and precautions, and the policies and procedures of storing and documenting pharmaceuticals in an allied health care setting. Staff.

494 Colloquium in Athletic Training (1/4)
Prerequisite: Senior status in the athletic training major.
A case study approach to injuries as seen by students in the field. Includes spring semester clinical component. C. Moss.