Aurora University

Physical Education (PED)

PED-1120  Business Golf  (1 semester hours)  

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. Equipment is provided.

Additional fee required

PED-1130  Yoga I  (1 semester hours)  

This course will expose students to the study of yoga. Yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dyna) with the goal of bringing about a sound healthy body, and a clear peaceful mind.

PED-1140  Yoga II  (1 semester hours)  

This course is a continuation into the study of yoga and will cover more in-depth the history, Sanskrit terminology, philosophy and movements appropriate for the intermediate yoga practitioner.

Prerequisite(s): PED-1130.
PED-1150  Pilates I  (1 semester hours)  

This course introduces the fundamentals and principles of the classical Pilates method of exercise. Students will focus on proper breathing techniques and will learn proper form and execution of all exercises to strengthen the core. Students will be introduced to using bands and Pilates rings.

PED-1160  Pilates II  (1 semester hours)  

This course will focus on breathing and spinal alignment while improving strength, precision and flow of the Pilates principles. Various props such as flex bands and Pilates rings will be used to enhance and intensify the Pilates workout.

Prerequisite(s): PED-1150.
PED-1170  Cardio Kick and Sculpt  (1 semester hours)  

This course will focus on developing cardiovascular fitness and general strength through a variety of exercises and conditioning methods. Students will learn proper technique and exercise variations on equipment such as stability balls, dumbbells, foam pads, medicine balls, and BOSU balls. Students will develop their own personal fitness and learn how to vary intensity based on changing resistance, duration and rest intervals.

PED-1180  Cardiovascular Training  (1 semester hours)  

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, including 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.

PED-1190  Wellness Walking  (1 semester hours)  

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.

PED-1200  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.

PED-1210  Strength Training  (1 semester hours)  

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.

PED-1215  Core Strengthening  (1 semester hours)  

This course will focus on developing core strength through a variety of exercises. Core strength includes abdominals, postural muscles, balance and the posterior chain. Students will be exposed to different exercise equipment such as stability balls, dumbbells, medicine balls, and BOSU balls. Students will develop their own personal core strength, and learn the muscle groups targeted by each exercise. Students will also learn safety techniques, variations of each exercise, proper form and the importance of core strength.

PED-1220  Self-Defense  (1 semester hours)  

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.

PED-1225  Ninjutsu as Self Defense  (1 semester hours)  

This course offers a simplistic but quick-paced education on confrontation principles and personal defense. Students will learn about awareness, risk reduction, and avoidance, to basic physical defense. This course will also instruct students on the use of improvised weapons to get out of dangerous situations against a trained attacker.

PED-1240  Aerobic Dance  (1 semester hours)  

This course will focus on developing cardiovascular fitness and general strength through a variety of different types of aerobic dance. Aerobic dance is a combination of traditional exercise movements combined with dance steps. For example, high knee running, grapevines, v-steps, ham curls and jumping jacks. Students will develop their own personal fitness and learn how to vary intensity based on changing resistance, duration, and rest intervals.

PED-1320  Foundations of Dance  (1 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge base of basic dance skills and concepts used in many recreational dance forms. Students will learn and perform a variety of line, contra and social dances as well as dance used in fitness such as Zumba, Pilates and Yoga. They will also be introduced to the history and culture of the dance forms. Movement concepts, locomotor skills and rhythmic activities will also be introduced. This course is a prerequisite for PED-3025 Enhancing Cultural Awareness Through Dance.

PED-1410  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 PED-1180 and PED-1190 for descriptions.

PED-1420  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 PED-1310 and PED-1210 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.

PED-1510  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. Students must pass an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check, as well as a TB test (cost incurred by student). In fulfillment of the course requirements, students will experience a day-long educational adventure near the George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The Outdoor Wisconsin Leadership School (OWLS) staff leads the teambuilding, ropes, courses and other outdoor activities.

Additional fee required

PED-1600  Career Exploration in Sport Management  (2 semester hours)  

This course will expose students to career opportunities in sport management at all levels (private, public, club, professional, collegiate, etc.). Coverage and case studies of current professionals in the field with enhance the students understanding and development of careers in sport management. Observation, interviewing, and research on the current industry will allow students to establish goals towards a career path.

PED-1610  Career Exploration in Sport Management  (4 semester hours)  

This course will introduce students to the theories, techniques, and principles of sport management. It will offer students an overview of the structure of the sport industry and the fundamental theories and practices within sport management. The course will provide an overview of the sport management field including the history of sport management, amateur and professional sport as career opportunities and point of study, career preparation including resume creation and the core functions within sport management such as marketing, communications, finance, economics, finance, facility and event management, and law.

PED-1800  Responding to Emergencies  (2 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The course content and activities will prepare students to provide care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Upon completion of this course, students who qualify will be certified by the American Red Cross in Responding to Emergencies First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, Blood borne Pathogens, Asthma Inhaler, and Epinephrine Administration.

Additional fee required

PED-1810-9  Selected Topics in Human Performance and Recreation  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Human Performance & Recreation not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

PED-2080  First Aid and CPR  (1 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and treat injuries effectively and safely. The 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.

Additional fee required

PED-2210  Sports in Society  (4 semester hours)  

This course will examine the sociology of sport and the impact sport has in society. Students will be introduced to concepts, theories, and research that explore the dynamic relationship between sports, culture, and society. Emphasis will be on the impact this dynamic relationship has on sport, management, and business. Content will explore the translation of sport research into practical application for sport managers, coaches, teachers and administrators.

PED-2230  Olympic Style Weightlifting I  (1 semester hours)  

This course is designed to improve health and fitness through Olympic style weightlifting. Progressions through Olympic lifts will allow athletes to enhance performance and develop technique. The methodology of training will address: mode or type of exercise, frequency, intensity, and volume. Course content will prepare students to sit for the USA Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach Certification.

PED-2235  Olympic Style Weightlifting II  (1 semester hours)  

This course is designed to improve health and fitness through Olympic style weightlifting. Implementation of advanced training methods will allow athletes to enhance performance and further develop technique in Olympic lifts. The methodology of training will highlight: triphasic training, biometric training, and complex training. Course content will further prepare students to sit for the USA Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach Certification through a deeper understanding of advanced program design.

Prerequisite(s): PED-2230.
PED-2260  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.

PED-2300  Coaching Principles and Techniques  (4 semester hours)  

This course addresses the fundamentals of coaching techniques, including coach-player, coach-institution and coach-community relationships. Students study the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and complete the ASEP Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid certification exams. This ASEP coaching certification is required to be able to coach in Illinois.

PED-2330  Officiating Team Sports  (2 semester hours)  

This course addresses the 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.) The course is directed toward the achievement of an Illinois High School Association certification.

PED-2340  Sports Statistics  (1 semester hours)  

This course prepares students for recognizing, identifying, and accurately reporting sport statistics during a live game, for the major sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball. Students will become familiar with paperwork associated with NCAA score reporting forms and newspaper box scores.

PED-2400  Inclusive Physical Ed Characteristics/ID Disability and the Law  (4 semester hours)  

This course is designed to provide an overview of the physical, cognitive, emotional and sensory conditions that qualify an individual for special services under federal law. The course covers content necessary for understanding the safety implications associated with working with special populations; accessing information regarding specific disabilities; modifying activities, equipment and the environment to ensure safe participation for all; and compliance with inclusive laws.

PED-2500  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and Illness  (4 semester hours)  

This course addresses the recognition, first aid, prevention and care of acute injuries. This course is designed to provide future fitness professionals, athletic trainers 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.

Additional fee required

PED-2510  K-12 Student Learning Through Fitness Activities  (4 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. They will also learn the concepts of training, health related fitness, skill related fitness and exercise science and how they are incorporated into physical education. 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. Students will participate in approximately 3-5 hours of clinical experiences. Open to physical education K-12 majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Students must pass an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check; passing a TB test (cost incurred by student).
Co/prerequisite(s): PED-1510.
PED-2520  K-12 Student Learning Through Sport Activities  (4 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 (e.g., 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. Open to physical education K-12 majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Students must pass an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check,; pass a TB Test (cost incurred by student).
PED-2600  Motor Development  (2 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.

PED-2810-9  Selected Topics in Human Performance and Recreation  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Human Performance & Recreation not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

PED-3000  An Integrated Approach to Teaching K-5 Physical Education  (4 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. Open to physical education K-12 majors only. Students must apply two terms in advance through the School of Education for site placement.

Prerequisite(s): Students must pass an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check; passing a TB Test (cost incurred by student); PED-1510; PED-2520; EDU-2260; Acceptance into the School of Education.
PED-3025  Enhancing Cultural Awareness Through Dance  (2 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 present strategies to establish a socially and emotionally safe environment for all K-12 learners. This course is designed for physical education K-12 majors.

Prerequisite(s): Students must pass an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/ sex offender check,; passing a TB Test (cost incurred by student); PED-1510; PED-1320.
PED-3040  Sport Management  (4 semester hours)  

This course explores the role of sport management in athletics, club sports, intramural sports and leisure services. The course will investigate the role management in sports. It 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.

PED-3045  Sport Law  (4 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.

PED-3050  An Integrated Approach to Teaching 6-12 Physical Education  (4 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 50-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. Students must apply two terms in advance through the School of Education for site placement. Open to physical education K-12 majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Students must pass an FBI national fingerprint screening that encompasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check; passing a TB Test (cost incurred by student); EDU-2260.; Acceptance into the School of Education.
Corequisite(s): HED-4300.
PED-3060  Curriculum Development and Administration of K-12 Physical Education  (2 semester hours)  

This course will help teacher candidates to understanding the process of curriculum development which is critical for developing progressive, developmentally appropriate, and standards aligned physical education curriculums that span all grade levels. Teacher candidates will develop a scope and sequence, grade level benchmarks, and align lesson plans and assessments with district level benchmarks and national/ state standards as part of a collaborative learning process. This process of curriculum development will also help teacher candidates to development necessary leadership and advocacy skills necessary for advancing the field of physical education. Open to physical education K-12 majors only.

PED-3150  Assessing Student Learning in Health and Physical Education  (4 semester hours)  

Understanding the theory, tools, and techniques of assessment and its application are crucial for effective teaching and accountability. Students will become familiar with current assessment techniques in health and physical education and learn how to select and administer the most appropriate tool for the task. Students will experience heart rate monitors, pedometers, software programs, and applications. Open to physical education K-12 majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Passing a FBI National Fingerprinting Screening that encommpasses passing a criminal background/sex offender check; passing a TB test (cost incurred by student); Junior standing; PED-1510; PED-2520; Highly Recommended: PED-2600.
PED-3215  Kinesiology  (4 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, developing training techniques for movement effectiveness, and for injury prevention. 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.

Prerequisite(s): BIO-1060 or BIO-2650 or BIO-2660.
PED-3230/HED-3230  Physiology of Exercise  (4 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, sports performance, and health science field. Exercise training and functional capacity will be addressed in relation to the muscles, and the anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. Laboratory experiences exploring neuromuscular, metabolic, and cardiorespiratory responses to acute exercise will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s): BIO-1060 or BIO-2650 or BIO-2660.

Additional fee required

PED-3240/BIO-3240  Biomechanics  (4 semester hours)  

This course will provide students with greater insight into the biomechanical design of human skeletal muscles and their interactions with the skeletal system. Biomechanics emphasizes the investigation and application of mechanical principles to the study of human motion and the motion of sport objects. Students will learn systematic approaches for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the human body as it engages in motor activities. This course begins by developing the students' knowledge in several topics related to physics of motion as it relates to sports movement.

Prerequisite(s): PED-3215 or PED-3210.
PED-3250  Fitness Assessment and Program Design  (4 semester hours)  

This is an in-depth course addressing application of exercise principles, assessment tools and technology. Students will be exposed and apply appropriate guidelines for laboratory testing used in a health and fitness setting and for exercise programming both in healthy populations and in populations with special needs. Students will cover the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Job Task Analysis (JTAs) designated for this course and to develop instructional skills by demonstrating proficiency in lab experiences. Successful completion of the JTA's is required.

Prerequisite(s): PED-3230.
PED-3350  Advanced Sports Performance and Program Design  (4 semester hours)  

The focus of the class will include the concepts and theory of program design for athletes, general population and special populations. A thorough examination of the theory and methodology of training will be used to design exercise programs for improvement of muscular system and cardiovascular system. Topics will include program design, functional movement screening, corrective strategies, and periodization. Exercise progressions and nutritional interventions will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): PED-2550 or PED-3550.
PED-3460/BIO-3460  Sports Nutrition  (4 semester hours)  

This course will examine the different physiological relationships between nutrition and exercise. Emphasis is placed on the body's metabolic response to a wide range of stresses that occur in different sports and activities, at different intensities, and within different environments. Macro and micronutrients and their respective roles in energy production and the development of improved athletic performance are discussed in detail. In addition, this course will study those methods of assessing an athlete's nutritional needs and status.

Prerequisite(s): BIO-1060 or BIO-2650 or BIO-2660.
PED-3480/PSY-3480  Sport Psychology  (4 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.

PED-3550  Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning  (4 semester hours)  

This course explores scientific foundations of strength training and conditioning. Students will be introduced and taught different concepts and principles related to strength training and conditioning. Emphasis will be placed on how to use strength training and conditioning to optimize performance. Emphasis will also be placed on learning how to develop strength training and conditioning programs for various populations.

Prerequisite(s): BIO-1060 or BIO-2650 or BIO-2660; PED-3230.
PED-3810-9  Selected Topics in Human Performance and Recreation  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Human Performance & Recreation not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

PED-4010  Mechanical and Physiological Analysis of Sport and Exercise  (4 semester hours)  

This laboratory-intensive course will investigate and apply biomechanical and physiological principles related to sport and exercise. Students will develop knowledge in several topics related to the physics of motion as it relates to sports movement. Laboratory experiences will explore physiological topics, such as aerobic and anaerobic power, body composition, and oxygen consumption as it relates to exercise and sport performance. Students will learn and apply systematic approaches for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the human body as it engages in motor activities.

Prerequisite(s): PED-3230; PED-3215.

Additional fee required

PED-4110  Administration of Health and Human Performance  (4 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, sport management and fitness, and exercise science. 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. Open to sport management and exercise majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing.
PED-4115  Sport Management Capstone  (4 semester hours)  

This senior-level capstone course focuses on the development of interactive management skills and career preparedness to be effective candidate in the fast-pace world of sport management. This course will meld theoretical and experiential learning to develop students' administrative and managerial skills. Coursework will build on all prior sport management classes will include exams and projects. Current issues in sport, sport management and management will be discussed. Open to sport management majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing.
PED-4120  Exercise Science Capstone  (4 semester hours)  

This senior-level capstone course focuses on integrating the knowledge and skills gathered from prior course work to further develop as exercise science professionals. Students will participate in a variety of experiential and project-based activities that focus on career preparedness, exploring the administrative and managerial roles within the field of exercise science. Current and emerge professional issues and their impact on the profession will be explored. Open to exercise science majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing.
PED-4250  Exercise Science Internship  (4-12 semester hours)  

The exercise science internship is a culminating experience that allows students to apply knowledge and skills attained during their academic training through the completion of extensive work under the supervision of a certified clinical or sports performance professional. Focus will be spent on building professional behaviors and attributes necessary in their chosen field. Must complete a background check and pass a TB test within the current academic year (cost incurred by student).

Prerequisite(s): PED-4115 or PED-4120.

Grading Type: Credit/No Credit

PED-4350  Advanced Sports Performance and Program Design  (4 semester hours)  

The focus of the class will include the concepts and theory of program design for athletes, general population and special populations. A thorough examination of the theory and methodology of training will be used to design exercise programs for improvement of muscular system and cardiovascular system. Topics will include program design, functional movement screening, corrective strategies, and periodization. Exercise progressions and nutritional interventions will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): PED-2550 or PED-3550.
PED-4370  Facilities and Special Events  (4 semester hours)  

This course provides a systems approach to facility management. The 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.

PED-4810-9  Selected Topics in Human Performance and Recreation  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Human Performance & Recreation not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

PED-4945  Sport Management Internship  (4 semester hours)  

This internship is designed to offer practical experience in agencies affiliated with sport management. The experience is intended to expand on the learning experience by integrating and reinforcing skills and concepts learned in the classroom. Students must complete 200 hours in the sport management field at an approved site. Open to sport management majors only. Students must apply one term in advance through sport management program coordinator. Must complete a background check and pass a TB test within the current academic year (cost incurred by student).

Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing.

Grading Type: Credit/No Credit