Courses

Courses

PE 105. Introduction to Fitness Instruction.

This course introduces the concepts behind personal training and group fitness instruction. Students learn human anatomy and physiology as they pertain to exercise and learn to apply those principles in prescribing exercise sessions and programs for the general population. The course focuses on proper exercise form and technique. Students work in a lab setting with partners in the class to get a real-life experience in fitness instruction. They are required to participate in activities of the Davis Fitness Center, Andrews Cardio Room, and Merrill Gymnasium. Enrollment limited to 12. Normally offered every semester. Staff.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

PE 250. Ethics and Human Rights in Sports.

Sports play a major role in most cultures. Issues pertaining to sports and culture—and the ethical choices made surrounding these issues—can have a significant impact in the lives of people everywhere. This course examines some of the philosophical, political, economic, sociological, religious, and legal issues associated with sports. Topics include corporate ethics and sports, gender issues, racism and sports, ethical decision making, and specific sports-related human rights issues. Designed for first- and second-year students. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 15. Normally offered every year. G. Purgavie.

PE 360. Independent Study.

Students, in consultation with a faculty advisor, individually design and plan a course of study or research not offered in the curriculum. Course work includes a reflective component, evaluation, and completion of an agreed-upon product. Sponsorship by a faculty member in the program/department, a course prospectus, and permission of the chair are required. Students may register for no more than one independent study per semester. Normally offered every semester. Staff.
Short Term Courses

PE s20. Methodology of Coaching.

This course explores various methodologies of successful coaching. Students complete the American Sport Education Program's Coaching Principles Course, which leads to a level of certification widely accepted in secondary schools. Topics include the development of a coaching philosophy; sports psychology; sports pedagogy; and team management. In addition to the classroom component, the course involves a service-learning component, in which each student coaches in an assigned elementary school or another community program related to youth development and mentoring. Enrollment limited to 25. G. Purgavie.

PE s50. Independent Study.

Students, in consultation with a faculty advisor, individually design and plan a course of study or research not offered in the curriculum. Course work includes a reflective component, evaluation, and completion of an agreed-upon product. Sponsorship by a faculty member in the program/department, a course prospectus, and permission of the chair are required. Students may register for no more than one independent study during a Short Term. Normally offered every year. Staff.