Course Descriptions - PED

Physical Education (PED)

PED 100 Fundamentals of Fitness
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
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 weight training, aerobics, and conditioning. The course may also include fitness evaluation, development of individual fitness programs, and participation in fitness activities. (F, Sp, Su)

PED 105 Personal Fitness
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: None Code C (Act 2 hrs)
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. (Sp)

PED 107 Aerobic Dance (Beginning)
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: None Code C (Act 2 hrs)
This course introduces the fundamentals of step and dance aerobics. Emphasis is placed on basic stepping up, basic choreographed dance patterns, and cardiovascular fitness; and upper body, floor, and abdominal exercises. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in basic dance aerobics. (F, Sp, Su)

PED 108 Aerobic Dance (Intermediate)
1 semester hour
Code C (Act 2 hrs)
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, students should be able to participate in and design an aerobics routine. (F, Sp, Su)

PED 109 Jogging
1 semester hour
Code C (Act 2 hrs)
This course covers the basic concepts involved in safely and effectively improving 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. (on demand)

PED 126 Recreational Games
1 semester hour
Code C (Act 2 hrs)
This course is designed to give an overview of 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. (Sp)

PED 200 Foundations of Physical Education
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None
Code B
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. (F)

PED 216 Sports Officiating
3 semester hours
Code C
This course surveys the basic rules and mechanics of officiating a variety of sports, including both team and individual sports. In addition to classwork, students will receive at least 3 hours of practical experience in officiating. (F, Sp)

PED 226 Hiking
1 semester hour
Code C (Act 2 hrs)
This course provides instruction on how to equip and care for oneself on the trail. Topics include clothing, hygiene, trail ethics, and necessary equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully participate in nature trial hikes. (F)

PED 295 Practicum in Physical Education
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: None
Code C (Practicum 4 hrs)
This course is designed to provide field experience in observation and assistance in the student’s area of specialization. Students will work under the supervision of trained physical education teachers. (F)