List of Courses
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.
PED 201 Fundamentals of Exercise Science (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the nature, scope, and scientific basis of exercise and sport science. The course is aimed at developing an understanding of the physiological adaptations to acute and long term physical training. An understanding of these adaptations is crucial for the physical educator, athletic trainer, coach, fitness expert, or exercise physiologist. Emphasis is placed on bioenergetics as well as circulatory, respiratory and neuromuscular responses during rest, steady state and exhaustive physical activity. An orientation to professional activities, opportunities, and professional competencies in the field will also be addressed. Prerequisite: BIO 172.
PED 220 Field Experience: Applied Fitness Programming (1 credit)
This experiential course will match students with appropriate fitness training entities in which they will work as fitness professionals. Students will be able to utilize their experiences by working with a variety of clients. They will practice safety, client/trainer relations, and proper record keeping. Students are responsible for attending class and working 40 hours over the semester at the identified agency. Co-requisite: PED-201.