PED 101 Introduction to Physical Education, Sport and Kinesiology (3 credits)

This course is an overview of the history and foundations of physical education, sport and kinesiology. The various dimensions of these fields, including motor behavior, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport sociology, health, fitness, sport psychology, teaching and coaching, are among the topics introduced. Students will develop a philosophy of the aims and objectives of physical education as a profession while beginning the process of personal career exploration and planning.