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Physical Education Course Descriptions


130. Tennis............................................................................1
131. Weight Training/Aerobics...................................................1-2
132. Folk and Square Dance.....................................................1
133. Softball/Touch Football.....................................................1
134. Swimming.......................................................................1
135. Volleyball........................................................................1
136. Basketball.......................................................................1
140. Racquetball.....................................................................1
141. Wilderness skills:
    a. White water Canoeing.............................................1
    b. Backpacking..........................................................1
    c. Rock Climbing........................................................1
    d. Orienteering..........................................................1
142. Golf................................................................................1
145. Varsity Sport ...................................................................1
    (Prerequisite: one year of varsity experience)
146. Bowling...........................................................................1
147. Advanced Soccer..............................................................1
148. Intermediate Tennis.........................................................1
149. Badminton......................................................................1

Introduction to principles of physical education, fitness, and health. Topics to be covered through lectures and laboratories include exercise physiology, fitness testing, nutrition, diet, systems of training and motor skill acquisition for lifetime sports. Development of a personal exercise program will be the culminating activity for the course. Two hours.

Guides students in designing and following their own aerobics and general fitness program. Cooper’s 12-minute run and other fitness tests will be used to gauge improvement. Prerequisite: PE 151. One hour.

The course is designed to afford students the opportunity for gaining an understanding in the aspects of technical, tactical, fitness, dietary, spiritual, psychological, and sociological implications/applications of a college sport. This course is to be taken during a semester when the team is playing their regular competitive schedule. Prerequisites: PE 151 and one year of varsity sport experience or approval of the head of the Physical Education Department. One hour.

Introductory study of the historical and philosophical development of health, physical education, and sport with emphasis on the current trends and leaders. The intramural program and athletics and their relationship to physical education as a discipline are studied, along with current research material in physical education. Three hours. ‘W’

This course studies the motor learning theory and use of teaching resources and materials in the design of a secondary level curriculum in physical education. Methodology of teaching physical education at the secondary level is studied within the context of physical education as a part of the overall development of the person. An emphasis will be placed on tests, measurements and field experience in teaching grades 9-12. Three hours.

This course provides an overview of all sport related ministries for those who are interested in the vocation of sport ministry. Examples will be presented as to how sport ministry can be used as a discipleship and evangelical tool. In addition to classroom examples, opportunities will be provided for site-based sport ministry observations. The course will explore specific career directions and strengths and weaknesses of various sport ministries. Three hours.

This course examines the historical and contemporary development of athletics within secondary schools and American institutions of higher learning. An emphasis is placed on the concepts and ideas that underline the evolution of and major problems associated with contemporary secondary and intercollegiate athletics. Three hours.

Historical and philosophical bases of health education, review of current issues including drug education, family planning, nutrition, and environmental and consumer concerns with values clarification emphasis. Key facets of whole school health program are studied. Three hours. ‘S’

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to principles and practices of planning, funding, maintaining, and managing facilities and events associated with the industry of sport. Three hours.

Standard Red Cross course with special attention to prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, including laboratory experience in training procedures and use of prescribed modalities. Course fee: $25. Three hours.

This course provides a basic overview and survey of management concepts and guidelines associated with health and physical education. Decision making, leadership training, effective communication, planning, organizing, controlling, time management, budget, and finance will all be studied. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Three hours.

A theory and methods emphasis focusing on basic motor learning through sequential movement education principles, childhood growth and development, and their significance to the overall learning and growth of children P-5. Special attention is given to the needs of exceptional and handicapped children. The school health program is studied. Teaching laboratories for students in local schools. Prerequisite: EDU 221. Two hours.

This course studies the teaching, coaching and officiating methods in basketball, soccer, and tennis Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Three units. ‘S’

This course studies the teaching, coaching and officiating methods in volleyball, football, and indoor racquet sports. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Three hours. ‘S’

The theory and application of wilderness education presented in a local wilderness setting with special emphasis on group development, self-discovery, basic survival, wilderness recreation skills, and ecological and safety concerns. Offered in the May term. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Three hours.

This course studies management principles, information retrieval and processing, public relations, personnel direction, faculty development, financial administration as they relate to sports, athletics, and leisure services. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Three hours.

This course presents a comprehensive overview of ethics and the law as they apply to sport. Fundamental legal and ethical principals that most directly affect the actions and activities of sports professionals will be presented by selected case studies. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Three hours.

Emphasis upon exercise science and leisure sports as socio-cultural psycho-cultural force: psychological and sociological concepts applied to human performance in exercise and sport. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Three hours.

A detailed study of the muscles, joint action, mechanics of human balance and motion, both normal and pathological, with guidance in specific movement analysis. Prerequisite: BIO 220. Three hours.

Characteristics of muscular exercise; the responses of body systems to physical activity; review of modern training and testing and measurement methods; review of current research in muscle physiology and physical fitness. Prerequisite: BIO 220. Three hours.

This course instructs on the details of conceptualizing and carrying out specific sport ministry events. The techniques and methods for maximizing ministry opportunities will be studied and modeled. Methods, activities, programs and the accompanying techniques will be investigated to foster effective and efficient evangelical sport ministry events. Prerequisite: PE 250. Three hours.

This course examines the philosophical and sociological basis for leadership in sports including: leadership theory, administrative practice and organizational problems in athletics. A study of the values of sport and their relationship to physical education and intramurals. Scheduling and the design of interscholastic and intramural sports programs are studied. Three hours. ‘W’

Practical work assignments under the auspices of the Chattanooga YMCA. Students experience planning, implementing and directing YMCA programs through exposure to all facets of the organization and operation program. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Three hours.

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theory and techniques learned in the classroom with the needs that exist domestically and internationally in various sport situations. Prerequisites: PE 250 and PE 450. Three hours.

Work experience under a certified physical therapist with patients needing various kinds of physical therapy. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Three hours.

Practical application and exercise physiology/rehabilitation principles with adults at Erlanger Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit. Supervision by staff and exercise physiologist at hospital. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Three hours.

Guided independent study in the field of health and physical education. Topics approved by department head. One to four hours.