Courses | B.S. in Physical Education
Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.
The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.
|BIOS 130||Seminar in Biological Science|
On-line course in which students discuss current topics in biology through weekly literature searches and interactive on-line postings. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit. Cannot be taken to fulfill elective requirements for these majors: Bio Sci: Secondary Instruction (BISI), Human Biology (BIHB), Biological Science (BIOS), Biochemistry (BCHM) or Environmental Science (BIES). Grade Mode: A.
|BIOS 236||Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|An introduction to the structure and the function of the systems of the human body. Integration and interaction of these systems in maintaining homeostasis will be a point of focus. Laboratories will provide students the opportunity to observe and interact with human anatomical structures as well as perform relevant physiological experiments. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit. Grade Mode: A, N.|
|MATH 210||Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Nature of statistical methods, description of sample data, fundamental concepts of probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, correlation and regression, application of same. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit. Grade Mode: A.|
|Prepares the student for biostatistical application essential to practice in evidence-based professions. Content includes: descriptive statistics; probability theory and rules; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; experimental design; ANOVA; linear and multiple regression; contingency table analysis; non-parametrics; survival analysis; discussion of the use of statistics in journal articles. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit. Credit given for only one of 210 and 318. Grade Mode: A.|
|PSYC 200||Introduction to Psychology|
|A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Behavioral Science credit. Grade Mode: A.|
Teaching and Coaching
|KNES 101||Health and Wellness|
The course provides students from diverse backgrounds with opportunities to consider their own health and wellness. Through a range of different learning experiences, the class considers issues from contemporary society that confront their health, well-being and quality of life.
|KNES 201||Elementary Physical Education Methods and Activities|
Understanding, planning programs and implementing a range of fundamental movement and fitness activities designed for the elementary child: preparation for the upper-division methods course.
|KNES 205||Foundations in Physical Education and Kinesiology|
A historical review of physical education and kinesiology; objectives of physical education; development of a basic philosophy and background for professional development. Grade Mode: A.
Human movement with emphasis on the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, with simple mechanical principles involved in movement skills.
|KNES 302||Exercise Physiology|
Basic physiological concepts of muscular exercise with emphasis on the acute responses and chronic adaptations of the neuromuscular, circulatory and respiratory systems.
|KNES 303||Exercise Physiology Laboratory|
Laboratory and field applications of testing in exercise physiology. Theory and skills in fitness assessment will be covered, along with analyses of test results.
|KNES 307||Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology|
Lecture, laboratory and field experience in the development, evaluation and application of tests in kinesiology and physical education; use and interpretation of elementary statistics.
|KNES 329||Psychology of Coaching Sport and Human Movement|
The study of applied Sport Psychology, learning, motivation, social interaction, mental training for performance, applying behavioral skills for physical activity promotion, and specific psychological rehabilitation strategies.
|KNES 335||Health Concepts|
Physical fitness and disease; nutrition and obesity; mental health and stress management; substance abuse (drugs, tobacco and alcohol); human sexuality. Supports the teacher certification requirement in health for physical education majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture. Notes: The course is designed for majors in kinesiology and physical education. Not for the Core Curriculum requirement in the sciences.
|KNES 343||Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Basketball|
The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching basketball. Grade Mode: A.
|KNES 344||Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Soccer|
The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching soccer. Grade Mode: A.
|KNES 345||Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Tennis|
The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching tennis. Grade Mode: A.
|KNES 346||Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Volleyball|
The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching volleyball. Grade Mode: A.
|KNES 401||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries|
Introduction to understanding athletic injuries, including principles, theories and practice in the disciplines of injury prevention, assessment and treatment.
|KNES 405||Adapted Physical Education|
Analysis of the principles underlying the teaching of physical education for students with disabilities; survey of specific disabilities and the implication of each for physical education. Grade Mode: A.
|KNES 408||Motor Learning|
Overview of significant factors that influence and determine the learning and control of motor skills. Motor learning issues are examined from a behavioral perspective, and applications are made to teaching, coaching and rehabilitation settings.
|KNES 410||Sports Management|
The study of people, activities, businesses, and organizations involved in producing, promoting and organizing any sports related business, event, or product. Grade Mode: A.
|KNES 412||Secondary Physical Education Methods and Activities|
Systematic analysis and refinement of teaching skills within the discipline of physical education. Planning whole school curricula; meeting needs of middle school and high school P.E. programs. Grade Mode: A.
|KNES 420||Sociology and Psychology in Physical Education and Sport|
This is an introduction to sociological and psychological aspects of physical education and sport. Within these contexts, sociological considerations include issues of access, culture, gender and power in the community and society. Psychological considerations include issues of behavior, stress, goal-setting and motivation and competitive contexts.
Professionally supervised participation in a middle school, high school, or college coaching setting. Notes: A minimum of thirty hours of involvement will be required. Documentation of time spent and activities performed must be submitted. Grade Mode: A.
|PEED 180||Recreation Leadership and Programming|
Basic qualifications of the successful leader of recreational groups; aims of a successful program; techniques of organizing and supervising the program.