Course Descriptions — Physical Education

ACTIVITY COURSES
PED1000 Beginning Tennis
1 semester hour
Off Campus Location: Washington Middle School. Equipment provided. Must provide own transportation. (Fall - First 8-week module)
No prerequisites. Equipment provided.


PED1110 Golf
1 semester hour
Must provide own transportation. (Spring)
Prerequisite: Lab fee. Equipment provided.


PED1120 Business Golf
1 semester hour
This course develops golf skills and appropriate etiquette for a business environ­ment. Students will learn how a social golf outing is different from a corporate golf outing and will have an opportunity to golf with administrators and executive offi­cers. Must provide own transportation. (Spring)
No prerequisites. Lab fee. Equipment provided.


PED1180 Cardiovascular Training
1 semester hour
This course is for students desiring to reach and maintain optimal levels of fit­ness. Specifically, the student will be introduced to a variety of aerobic equip­ment; treadmill, climber, rower, elliptical trainer, recumbent, and upright bicycle ergometers. Students will learn safe and proper use of the equipment and how to vary resistance, duration, and rest intervals in planning a personal training program based on one’s individual capacity. (Fall and Spring - 8-week modules).
No prerequisites.


PED1190 Wellness Walking
1 semester hour
With specially designed poles and easy-to-learn techniques, students will learn how to exercise every major muscle with each stride. Students will enjoy the safety, simplicity, and convenience of walking, and the total body fitness benefits of what experts call the world’s best exercise, “cross-country skiing” — all year round. (Fall and spring - 8-week modules)
No prerequisites.


PED1200-01 Fitness for Life
2 semester hours
This course investigates the value of fitness in daily life and its effect on total well­ness. Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences, students will acquire a general understanding of fitness principles according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines. Specifically, students will assess their current fitness levels and health behaviors, set health goals based on strengths and weaknesses, and devise a realistic plan to achieve this goal. In correlation to fitness and performance, students will also explore related content areas of nutrition, sleep, stress, disease prevention weight management, and injury prevention. (Fall and spring)
No prerequisites.


PED1210 Strength Training
1 semester hour
This course is designed to improve health and fitness through training of the whole body. Training of the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems using the three energy systems of the body will be addressed. Students will be exposed to method­ology of training that will include exercise: mode or type, frequency, intensity, volume, proper periodization and programming. (Fall or spring)
No prerequisites.


PED1220 Self-Defense
1 semester hour
Participants in the course will learn practical self-defense strategies and tactics designed to overcome modern day threats and assailants.  Students will identify risks of personal safety; become aware of risk reduction strategies; learn physical self-defense techniques and increase their technique skills through practice and study.  This class offers a basic education of confrontation principles and personal defense.  The program ranges from awareness, risk reduction, and avoidance, to basic physical defense. (Fall - 8 week module).
No prerequisites.


PED1310 Step Aerobics
1 semester hour
This course will provide students with a general understanding of the basic principles and tech­niques involved in step training. Students will be introduced to step training ben­efits, latest research, how to choose bench height and music, proper alignment and technique, training zone heart rates, positions to avoid, and safety precau­tions.  The student will participate in bi-weekly step classes including warm-up, step aerobics, strength/isolation training, cool-down, flexibility and relaxation segments.  Each student will also have an opportunity to create her/his own step routine. (Fall or spring - 8-week modules)
No prerequisites.


PED1410 Cardiovascular Training Inside and Out
2 semester hours
This course combines cardiovascular training indoors and wellness walking out­doors and provides the opportunity to exercise throughout the entire semester with some variety. See PED1180 and PED1190 for descriptions. (Fall and spring)
No prerequisites.


PED1420 Step and Train
2 semester hours
This course combines step aerobics and strength training, specifically designed to improve both muscular strength and cardio-respiratory endurance, and provides the opportunity to exercise throughout the entire semester with some variety. See PED1310 and PED1210 for descriptions. Students will acquire a general understanding of the basic principles and techniques involved in step training and weight training.  The first eight weeks will focus on cardiovascular and muscular endurance as students participate in bi-weekly step classes including warm-up, step aerobics, strength/isolation training, cool-down, flexibility and relaxation.  Each student will also have an opportunity to create her/his own step routine.  The second eight weeks will focus on muscular strength as students learn the latest methods and techniques of weight training. (Fall or spring)
No prerequisites.


PED1450 Train and Tee-Off
2 semester hours
This course combines strength training and golf. The course will focus on a spe­cific strength training program to get in shape for an effective golf game. The second half of the course is designed to learn the basic rules and fundamentals of golf. This class will acquaint students with the biomechanical analysis of the golf swing for all clubs, progressing to hitting golf balls. Students will play two rounds of golf under instructor supervision. Equipment provided. (Spring)
No prerequisites.  Lab fee.


PED2080 First Aid/CPR
1semester hour  
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and treat injuries effectively and safely. This course will follow the guidelines estab­lished for first aid and CPR by the American Red Cross. Throughout the course, students will gain knowledge and confidence in their skills by participating in practice scenarios. Upon successful completion, students who qualify will be cer­tified in lay person first aid, adult CPR/AED, child CPR/AED and infant CPR. (Fall and spring - 8-week modules)
No prerequisites. Lab fee.


PROFESSIONAL COURSES
The following courses are designed primarily for coaching and youth sport development, fitness and health promotion and physical education majors/minors. See prerequisites for courses that are available to non- majors.


PED1510 Foundations of Teaching K-12 Physical Education
2 semester hours
This course provides foundational knowledge of teaching K-12 Physical Education through understanding of major concepts, assumptions, principles, processes of inquiry, and theories that are central to the discipline. Introductory frameworks of professionalism, collaboration and advocacy are introduced.  Principles of K-12 Physical Education are addressed through historical, philosophical and modern perspectives of content knowledge and pedagogical skills. Students will learn of the role of physical education in enhancing language acquisition (first and second), literacy development, reading, writing and oral communication, and how to integrate these components to increase content learning. Students will engage in assignments aligned with current teaching practices that meet the diverse learning needs of all K-12 students. (Fall and spring)
Prerequisite: Declared major in Physical Education K-12.


PED1600 Career Exploration in Coaching and Youth Sport Development
2 semester hours
This course will expose students to career opportunities in coaching and youth sport development at all levels (private, public, club, professional, collegiate, etc). An exploration of coaches’ associations, sport-specific associations, and professional licensing bodies will occur that will enhance student understanding and development in the field of coaching and youth sport development. 
No prerequisites.


PED2080 First Aid/CPR
1 semester hour
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and treat injuries effectively and safely. This course will follow the guidelines estab­lished for first aid and CPR by the American Red Cross. Throughout the course, students will gain knowledge and confidence in their skills by participating in practice scenarios. Upon successful completion, students who qualify will be cer­tified in lay person first aid, adult CPR/AED, child CPR/AED and infant CPR. (Fall and spring - 8-week modules)
No prerequisites.


PED2210 Children, Youth in Society
3 semester hours
This course will examine the perception of youth in today’s society as well as the treatment of children and youth. Students will explore child development principles relative to social decision-making, including issues in applying theories and findings to problems (e.g., media influences, mainstreaming, day care, child abuse, effects of peers). 
No prerequisites.


PED2250 Introduction to Fitness and Health Promotion
2 semester hours
Designed to give students an introduction to the field of fitness and health pro­motion through practical experience. Students will invest 75 hours in an approved commercial fitness program, working in an assisting capacity with a variety of pro­gram components. There is a one-hour seminar weekly. (Fall)
Prerequisites: Fitness and Health Promotion majors only. Sophomore standing. Passing a certified criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply one term in advance through the Fitness and Health Promotion program coordinator for site placement.


PED2260 Technology in Sport Promotion and Programming
2 semester hours
This course will examine the fundamental theories/issues in sport marketing grounded within traditional marketing principles. Instruction emphasizes unique applica­tion to the sport business industry. How technology is evolving and being utilized within sports marketing will also be explored.
No prerequisites.


PED2300 Coaching Principles and Techniques
2 semester hours
Fundamentals of coaching techniques including coach-player, coach-institution and coach-community relationships. Students study the American Sport Educa­tion Program (ASEP) materials to be eligible to sit for the ASEP “Coaching Prin­ciples” and “Sport First Aid” certification exam. This ASEP coaching certification is required to be able to coach in Illinois. (Fall)
No prerequisites.


PED2330 Officiating Team Sports
2 semester hours
Responsibilities and techniques of the official in high school sports. Sports cov­ered will depend upon the term it is offered (i.e., fall-football, volleyball soccer; spring-basketball, baseball and softball.) Directed toward the achievement of an Illi­nois High School Association certification. (Fall)
No prerequisites.


PED2340 Sports Statistics
1 semester hour
Preparation for recognizing, identifying, and accurately reporting sport statistics during a live game, for the major sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball. Familiarization with paperwork associated with NCAA score reporting forms and newspaper box scores. (Spring- odd years)
No prerequisites.


PED2354 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Baseball
1 semester hour 
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach baseball. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.
No prerequisites.


PED2355 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Basketball
1 semester hour
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach basketball. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.
No prerequisites.


PED2364 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Football
1 semester hour
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach football. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.  
No prerequisites.


PED2365 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Golf
1 semester hour  
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach golf. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.
No prerequisites.


PED2374 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Lacrosse
1 semester hour  
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach lacrosse. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance. 
No prerequisites.


PED2375 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Soccer
1 semester hour
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach soccer. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.  
No prerequisites.


PED2384 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Softball
1 semester hour
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach softball. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.  
No prerequisites.


PED2385 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Tennis
1 semester hour
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach tennis. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.
No prerequisites.


PED2394 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Track/Field/XC
1 semester hour  
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach track/field/XC. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.
No prerequisites.


PED2395 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Volleyball
1 semester hour
This course is designed to teach students the steps to successfully coach volleyball. Students will understand how to develop a coaching philosophy; tackle the difficult issue of motivating their players while developing their mental toughness; plan for the overall season and each practice; condition; and evaluate individual player performance.  
No prerequisites.


PED2500 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and Illness
3 semester hours
This course addresses the recognition, first aid, prevention and care of acute injuries.  This course is designed to provide physical educators and coaches a basic knowledge and understanding of injury prevention and acute injury care. Emphasis will be on understanding the care and prevention of athletic injuries and basic concepts of athletic training.
No prerequisites.
Open to non-athletic training majors only. Lab fee.


PED2510 K-12 Learning through Fitness Activities
3 semester hours
This course will provide opportunities for physical education majors to learn developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching health-related fitness activities that meet the diverse needs of children. Information on how to successfully plan, implement and evaluate a fitness/wellness program will be presented within the context of sound physiological principles and current trends in the field. Fitness activities will be considered in relation to readiness to learn from a physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional developmental perspective. Fitness activities will be created around the unique characteristics and abilities of a diverse student population. These activities will use a variety of strategies that encourage critical and creative thinking. Interdisciplinary themes will be incorporated into fitness activities in an effort to reinforce learning while respecting individual differences. Students will employ differentiated instructional strategies and techniques to create, and teach, lessons specific to health-related fitness.  (Fall)
Prerequisites: Physical Education K-12 majors take PED1510. Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check.  Passing a TB test. Physical Education K-12 and Fitness and Health Promotion majors only.


PED2515 Prosocial Behavior in K-12 Physical Education
2 semester hours
This course provides a history and philosophy of games and initiatives that can be used in almost any setting.  Students will learn how to teach K-12 students to work cooperatively and productively in groups while developing leadership skills.  Students will learn about factors that influence positive social behavior that in turn enhance motivation and engagement.  Concepts include setting goals and objectives, physical and emotional safety of participants, sequencing of activities, and processing experiences.  This course focuses on developing team building and a sense of community within groups through the use of non-competitive activities.  In fulfillment of the course requirements, students will experience a day-long Adventure Education Experience near the George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.  The Outdoor Wisconsin Leadership School (OWLS) staff leads the teambuilding, ropes courses and other outdoor activities. (Spring)
Prerequisites: PED1510. Lab fee. Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student).


PED2520 K-12 Student Learning through Sport Activities
3 semester hours
This course provides opportunities to understand content and pedagogical knowledge for teaching a variety of sport activities through active participation. The goal of this course is to experience related instructional strategies (problem solving and guided discovery) that meet the learning needs of all K-12 students through peer teaching and skill mastery.  Peer teaching experiences require the generation of lesson plans, skill tests, and a unit block plan to develop and create instructional opportunities that maximize learning by addressing the K-12 learner's needs, the community and cultural diversity. Teacher candidates will also learn appropriate formative and summative assessment techniques as evidence of student learning. (Spring)
Prerequisites: PED1510. Physical Education K-12 majors only.


PED2550 Advanced Strength Training & Conditioning: Certification Preparation
3 semester hours
Scientific foundations of strength training and conditioning. Prepares students for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The CSCS credential identifies those indi­viduals who have knowledge in scientific foundations of strength and condition­ing as well as the skills to apply that knowledge in a practical format. (Spring) 
Prerequisites: BIO1060; junior standing; PED3200 strongly recommended.


PED2600 Motor Development
3 semester hours
The essence of the study of motor development involves observing how movements change across the lifespan, then determining why they change.  Students will examine why movements change to include the individual, environment and task, as well as interactions among these factors. The theoretical and historical roots of the field of motor development will be addressed.  In addition, students will observe many facets of movement skills such as growth, aging and perception, and discover how different constraints or factors can encourage or discourage different movements. Planned interactions with infants, toddlers, and children in a lab setting provide opportunities for direct observation of movement skills. (Spring)
Prerequisites: Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student).


PED2860 Intercollegiate Participation Courses
1 semester hour
The following participation credits are available only to intercollegiate team mem­bers. Students must register prior to the term and are awarded credit at the end of the sports academic term upon recommendation of the head coach. All varsity and junior varsity award winners completing the sports season in good standing are eligible to receive credit. Registration and tuition are required for intercollegiate participation credit. Participants should be aware that participation credit is included in course load calculations during the term. All participation credit is transcripted, but only a maximum of 3 semester hours of participation credit may be counted toward graduation.


PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Baseball (M)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Basketball (M) 
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Basketball (W)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Cross-Country (M)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Cross-Country (W)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Football (M)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Golf (M)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Golf (W)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Lacrosse (M)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Lacrosse (W)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Soccer (W)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Softball (W)
PED2860 Participation: Spirit Squad (M&W)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Tennis (M)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Tennis (W) 
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Track (M)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Track (W)
PED2860 Participation: Intercollegiate Volleyball (W)


PED2941 Coaching Field Experience
2 semester hours
Designed to give students an introduction to the field of coaching through practical experience. Students will invest 75 hours in an approved site, working in an assisting capacity with a variety of coaching experiences. Students will be required to attend a weekly seminar. 
Prerequisites: PED2300. Consent of instructor and sophomore standing.  Passing a certified criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply one term in advance through the Coaching and Youth Sport Development Program Coordinator.

 
PED3000 An Integrated Approach to Teaching K-5 Physical Education  
3 semester hours 
This course offers essential information for successful teaching at the elementary school level in regard to the K-5 learner, the curriculum and the teacher.  The developmental approach advocated analyzes knowledge of children's growth and motor development in a comprehensive manner that recognizes the essential concept of the individuality of the learner in relation to the motor, cognitive and affective domains. Teacher candidates will understand how each K-5 student constructs knowledge, acquires skills, and develops effective and efficient critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities, within the perspective of diverse K-5 student characteristics and abilities that affect processes of inquiry and influence patterns of learning.  Appropriate and varied instructional approaches will be experienced, including how physical education can help develop word knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and strategy use.  Teacher candidates will learn about school laws and rules (e.g., mandatory reporting, sexual misconduct, corporal punishment) as a foundation for the fair and just treatment of all students and their families in addition to emergency response procedures that include school safety and crisis intervention protocol.  Teacher candidates will engage in a 75-hour, supervised methods experience in an assigned school and participate in this course that links philosophy, knowledge and pedagogy to the authentic experience of teaching physical education in the elementary school. (Fall)
Prerequisites: PED1510, PED2520, EDU2100, EDU2260; acceptance into the School of Education. Physical Education K-12 majors only. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.  Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply two terms in advance through the School of Education for site placement.


PED3010 Youth Policy: Enhancing Healthy Development in Everyday Lives
3 semester hours
This course will examine youth policy as formulated in response to youth issues, problems, and community/public concerns. Policy as political response to the pressing social needs of youth will be explored  through positive youth development as well as sport-based youth development. Perspectives will be investigated specific to student interests. 
No prerequisites.


PED3025 Enhancing Cultural Awareness through Dance
3 semester hours
The Fine Arts are an essential component of a comprehensive education and are necessary to accommodate the needs of students as they prepare to take their place in the 21st century global environment.  Students will explore how the arts impact and enrich education; provide training in critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration; and address the impact of diverse cultures within society. Students will learn methodologies for teaching a variety of dance forms, introduce the culture and history associated with each, and presents strategies to establish a socially and emotionally safe environment for all K-12 learners. (Spring)
Prerequisites: PED1510; designed for Physical Education K-12 majors; junior standing. Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/ sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student).


PED3040 Sports Management
3 semester hours
This course explores the role of sports management in athletics, club sports, intra­mural sports and leisure services. The course will investigate the role of sport in society, participant needs and satisfactions regarding sport involvement and man­agement responsibilities. It also provides an understanding of the administrative aspect of a comprehensive sports program including organizational philosophy, goal setting, financing, facilities, equipment, risk management, legal considera­tions, personnel management, marketing and sports information.  Students will explore the choices administrators and managers deal with every day and how to use business and leadership skills to improve quality of life for all participants. (Fall)
No prerequisites.


PED3045 Sport Law
3 semester hours 
This course provides a foundation for general legal concepts and familiarizes students with those legal issues they are most likely to encounter as coaches and managers in the sports industry. Topics covered include tort law, negligence, acts and amendments, contracts, compliance with codes and regulations, and the regulatory authority of the NCAA. Students will examine lawsuits and case studies that have established current laws and regulations. 
No prerequisites.


PED3050 An Integrated Approach to Teaching 6-12 Physical Education
3 semester hours
This course addresses essential information for successful teaching at the secondary school level in regard to the 6-12 learner, the curriculum and the teacher.  The developmental approach advocated analyzes knowledge of 6-12 students' growth and maturation in a comprehensive manner that recognizes the essential concept of the individuality of the learner in relation to the motor, cognitive and affective domains. Teacher candidates will understand how each 6-12 student constructs knowledge, refines skills, and develops effective and efficient critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities within the perspective of diverse student characteristics and abilities that affect processes of inquiry and influence patterns of learning.  Appropriate and varied instructional approaches will be experienced, including how physical education can help develop word knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and strategy use.  Teacher candidates will learn about school laws and rules (e.g., mandatory reporting, sexual misconduct, corporal punishment) as a foundation for the fair and just treatment of all students and their families in addition to emergency response procedures that include school safety and crisis intervention protocol.  Teacher candidates will engage in a 75-hour, supervised methods experience in an assigned school and participate in this course that will link philosophy, knowledge and pedagogy to the authentic experience of teaching physical education in the secondary school. (Spring)
Prerequisites: PED3000, EDU2100, EDU2260; acceptance into the School of Education.  Physical Education K-12 majors only. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply two terms in advance through the School of Education for site placement.


PED3100 Competitive Sport for Children and Youth
3 semester hours
This course will introduce students to concepts, theories and research that explore the dynamic relationship between sports, culture and society. Emphasis will be on the cognitive, behavioral and biological factors having important implications for competitive sport participants from early childhood through high school. Students will also explore the role of athletics and sport in a collegiate setting. Content will emphasize the translation of sport science research into practical implications for youth sport coaches, teachers and administrators. 
No prerequisites.


PED3150 Assessing Student Learning in K-12 Physical Education  
3 semester hours
This course offers essential knowledge and develops skills in assessment in order to understand the use of K-12 student data to design and implement behavior management strategies; and when and how to adapt or modify instruction based on outcome data that considers K-12 student needs, goals and responses. Teacher candidates will learn a variety of formal and informal assessments used to recognize and address the reading, writing and oral communication needs of each K-12 student.  Teacher candidates will understand the purposes, characteristics and limitations of different types of assessments, including standardized assessments, universal screening, curriculum-based assessment and progress monitoring tools.  This course offers opportunities to participate in individual and cooperative assessment activities in the classroom and in the field. (Fall)
Prerequisites: PED1510, PED2520.  PED2600 recommended. Junior standing. Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student).


PED3210 Kinesiology for Athletic Training, Fitness and Health Sciences
3 semester hours
The purpose of this course is to study the human body from both the functional anatomy and biomechanical perspectives. The first half of the course is designated to the anatomical components of human movement, including bones, joints, nerves and muscles. The second half of the course is the analysis of human motion through the use of biomechanical principles and the application of proper technique, with an emphasis of proper analysis and training techniques for movement effectiveness, efficiency and injury prevention. Finally, students will be introduced to the kinesiology analysis method of movement, analyzing a broad range of movements throughout the course of the semester. 
Prerequisites: BIO2660 or an equivalent human anatomy course. For Athletic Training, Fitness & Health Promotion and Health Science majors only.


PED3215 Kinesiology for Physical Education and Coaching
3 semester hours
The purpose of this course is to study the human body from both the musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanical perspectives. The first half of the course is designated to the anatomical components of human movement, including bones, joints and muscles. The second half of the course is the analysis of human motion through the use of biomechanical principles and the application of proper technique, with an emphasis on proper analysis to recognize errors in those techniques and prescribe corrections. Students will be more prepared to teach and coach athletes on proper technique to improve performance and prevent injury.  Finally, students will be introduced to the proper kinesiology analysis method of movement, analyzing a broad range of movements throughout the course of the semester. 
Prerequisites: BIO1060 or an equivalent human biology course. For Physical Education K-12 Teacher Licensure and Coaching & Youth Sport Development majors only.


PED3225WI Physiology of Exercise for Athletic Training, Fitness, and Health Sciences
3 semester hours
Students will investigate the relationship between human energy and physical activity, inclusive of energy transfer and expenditure, at rest and during exercise. The roles of the pulmonary, cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems will be studied as support systems to physical training and its application to the athletic training, fitness, and health science field.  Exercise training and functional capacity will be addressed in relation to the muscles, and the anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. Practical application of the physiological theory presented will be explored in relation to ergogenic aids, environmental factors, body composition, weight control and age. This course serves as a 3000-level Writing Intensive course for all athletic training and fitness and health promotion majors.
Prerequisites:  BIO2660; IDS2000 with a grade of “C” or higher. Only open to Athletic Training, Fitness and Health Promotion, and Health Science majors.


PED3230WI I Physiology of Exercise for Physical Education and Coaching
3 semester hours
Physical education and coaching majors will identify key terms, concepts, and assessment tools for energy transfer and expenditure at rest and during physical activity. Students will study the role that the physiological support systems of the body (pulmonary, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular) play as they adapt to exercise. This course will also explore the role that anaerobic and aerobic energy systems play in fueling children, youth and adolescents for physical activity. Practical application of principles will also be presented and explored in relation to performance-enhancement substances, exercising in hot and cold environments, and weight control.  This course serves as a 3000-level writing intensive course for all physical education and coaching and youth sport development majors.
Prerequisites: BIO1060; IDS2000 with a grade of “C” or higher. Only open to Physical Education K-12 and Coaching and Youth Sport Development majors.


PED3250 Exercise Principles and Assessment
4 semester hours
Designed to offer students practical field experience in fitness and health pro­motion. Students will invest 150 hours over a 15-week period in an approved pub­lic or corporate fitness program. An in-depth course addressing application of exercise principles, assessment tools and technology. A three-hour weekly semi­nar accompanies this field experience. (Spring)
Prerequisites: PED2250; junior standing. Fitness and Health Promotion majors.  Passing a certified criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply one term in advance through the Fitness and Health Promotion program coordinator for site placement.


PED3300 Fitness Instructor Preparation
3 semester hours
Development of fitness instructor skills for designing exercise programs for nor­mal and controlled disease populations. Students are encouraged to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification exam, Health Fitness Instructor. (Fall)
Prerequisites: PED3250; senior standing.


PED3450 Designing Youth Sport Programs
3 semester hours 
This course will examine and apply the following aspects of youth sport program design: business administration, planning, program evaluation and program assessment. Students will explore the impact of parents, the community and coaches on youth sport programs and use such knowledge to develop programs that promote positive youth development. 
Prerequisites: PED2210, PED 3010.


PED3470 Human Resources in Coaching and Youth Sport Development
2 semester hours 
This course takes a deeper look at the human resource aspect of Coaching and Youth Sport Development. Students will examine the processes of hiring and training, evaluating and assessing, and managing staff members and coaches. This course will assist students in exploring their personal management and leadership styles and strategies. 
No prerequisites.


PED3480 Sport Psychology
3 semester hours
Sport psychology is a field of study in which the principles of psychology are applied in a sports setting. These principles are often applied to enhance the ath­letic performance of teams and individuals. It also focuses on the study of per­sonal and social factors responsible for the development of citizenship, sport behavior and personality. (Spring)
Prerequisites: PSY1100.Meets General Education “Observation of Ourselves and Others” Group A requirement.


PED4100 Administration of Physical Education
3 semester hours
The art of managing people productively and effectively is perhaps the most challenging task facing any physical educator. The art of managing others is a dynamic process that is ever-changing and evolving, just as people, educational systems, government, and the economy continue to change.  Motivating colleagues to become engaged in collaborative activities is critical for a successful physical education program. This course focuses on the interactive management skills necessary to develop effective departmental teams of satisfied and productive colleagues by creating trusting interpersonal relationships. The most critical administrative challenge is curriculum development that is most effectively and efficiently designed by a high-performing team of professionals. Students will explore the significant concepts of curriculum theory to challenge and clarify their own beliefs about student learning in physical education. This course sets the stage for developing the ability to design a curriculum.
Prerequisites: Senior standing. For Physical Education K-12 majors only.


PED4110 Administration of Coaching and Fitness and Health Promotion
3 semester hours
The art of managing people productively and effectively is perhaps the most challenging task facing any professional.  The art of managing others is a dynamic process that is ever-changing and evolving, just as people, professional environments, government, and the economy continue to change.  Attracting, training, motivating, and retaining quality employees are critical in the fields of coaching and youth sport development, and fitness and health promotion. This course focuses on the interactive management skills necessary to develop effective teams of satisfied and productive individuals by creating trusting interpersonal relationships with employees.
Prerequisites: Senior standing. For Coaching and Youth Sport Development, and Fitness and Health Promotion majors only.


PED4250 Fitness and Health Promotion Internship
12 semester hours
Designed to offer students practical internship experience in fitness and health promotion. Students will complete 600 hours over a 15-week period in an approved health/wellness program (hospital, clinic, rehabilitation facility) as a contributing member of the agency staff. Includes a one-hour weekly seminar.
Prerequisites: PED2250, PED3250, PED3300. Consent of instructor and senior standing, Passing a certified criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply two terms in advance through the Fitness and Health Promotion Program Coordinator for site placement.


PED4370 Facilities and Special Events
3 semester hours
This course provides a systems approach to facility management. Focus will include elements of design and development as it relates to facilities and special events. Trends in facility operations, scheduling, purchasing, equipment, maintenance and evaluative techniques will be explored. Theory as it relates to event management, administration, coordination and marketing will be examined. 
No prerequisites.


PED4760 Student Teaching Seminar for PED K-12
2 semester hours
This seminar is designed to support student teachers in identifying, selecting and implementing appropriate learning/practice opportunities that encourage positive social interactions, active engagement in learning and develop self-motivation in K-12 students. Instruction of K-12 students will be developmentally appropriate, address the needs of the individual learner, and provide a safe, supportive and cooperative learning environment.  Seminar assignments will require an understanding and application of the principles and strategies for effective classroom and behavior management; the ability to assess student performance and related instructional environment; and the ability to make data-driven decisions to adjust practices to meet the needs of each K-12 student.  (Fall and spring)
Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Education. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Officially reported passing score on the Illinois Content Area Test, all Education and Physical Education coursework completed. Passing an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Student must apply two terms in advance through the School of Education for site placement. 
Co-requisite: Concurrent with EDU4750.


PED4940 Coaching and Youth Sport Development Internship
9 semester hours
Designed to offer practical internship experience in agencies affiliated with youth sport development programs.  Students will complete 300 hours over a 15-week period in an approved program (park districts, YM/WCAs, youth sport organizations, organized club sports, K-12 schools, and universities) as a contributing member of the agency staff.  Includes participation in a one-hour weekly seminar.
Prerequisites: Completion of all required major coursework. Senior standing.  Passing a certified criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply one term in advance through the Coaching and Youth Sport Development Program Coordinator for site placement.
Co-requisite: PED4941.


PED4941 Seminar for Coaching and Youth Sport Development Internship
This seminar is designed to support students in identifying, selecting and implementing appropriate learning/practice opportunities that encourage positive social interactions, active engagement in learning and develop self-motivation. Instruction of students will be developmentally appropriate, address the individual learner, incorporate managerial routines, and provide a safe, supportive, and cooperative learning environment. The seminar will aid students in the job search process through the development of a portfolio, discussions with human resource personnel, and workplace reflection.
Prerequisite: Completion of all required major coursework. Senior standing. Passing a criminal background/ check/sex offender and a TB test (cost incurred by student). Must apply two terms in advance through the Coaching and Youth Sport Development Program Coordinator for site placement. 
Co-requisite: PED4940.