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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY AND

PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)

PE 100     Concepts of Health and Fitness    3 cr   

An introductory course designed to show students the contributions of physical activity to preventive health. Students learn how to evaluate their physical and nutritional needs, and to design individual programs for healthy living.   

PE 101    PE Activity     1 cr   

Instruction and practice of basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 102    Weight Training    1 cr   

A progressive resistance training course designed to improve muscular strength and muscular endurance. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 103    PE Activity    1 cr   

Instruction and practice of sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.   

PE 104     PE Activity     1 cr   

Instruction and practice of basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.   

PE 105    PE Activity     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.   

PE 106     Gymnastics     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in gymnastics skills. A varying-content course treating different skill levels in gymnastics. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 107    PE Activity     1 cr   

Instruction and practice of basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.   

PE 108    Ballroom Dancing     1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Ballroom dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.    

PE 109    Swing Dancing    1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Swing dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.    

PE 110     Dance   

1 cr

Instruction and practice in dance. A varying-content course treating different types of dance such as but not limited to: social, folk, square, and dance performance. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 112    Latin Dancing    1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Latin dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.    

PE 113     Creative Dance     1 cr   

An introduction to the dance as an art form; the vocabulary for movement as a means of self-expression. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 114     Aerobics     1 cr   

Aerobic exercise is a physical fitness program that offers complete and effective conditioning. It involves jogging, jumping, lunging, kicking, and stretching to music.   

PE 115    Ballroom and Swing Dancing     1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Ballroom and Swing dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.    

PE 116    Cajun and Swing Dancing     1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Cajun and Swing dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.    

PE 117     Ballet    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in ballet. A varying-content course treating the different skill levels of ballet with emphasis on body placement through barre and centre exercises. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 118     Jazz     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in jazz dancing. A varying-content course treating the various skill levels of jazz with emphasis on correct body placement through isolation and locomotor techniques. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 119     Modern Dance    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in modern dance. A varying-content course with exposure to various skill levels and modern dance styles. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 120     Tennis (Basic)     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in beginning and intermediate tennis. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 121     Golf (Basic)     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in beginning golf. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 122     Bowling     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in beginning bowling. Requires special fee. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 123    Archery     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in beginning archery. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 124    Latin and Swing Dancing     1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Latin and Swing dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.   

PE 125    Badminton     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in beginning and intermediate badminton. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 126    Ballroom and Latin Dancing     1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Ballroom and Latin dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.   

PE 127    Country Western/Partner Dancing     1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Country Western/Partner dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.   

PE 128    Dance Performance    1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Dance Performance through demonstration and practice.   

PE 129    Folk and Square Dancing     1 cr   

Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Folk and Square dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.   

PE 130    Beginning Swimming    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in beginning swimming and water safety. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 131    Intermediate Swimming    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in intermediate swimming and water safety. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 132    Step Aerobics    1 cr   

A physical activity class which includes the instruction and practice of Step Aerobics. The course is designed to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurances and improve coordination.    

PE 133    Muscle Toning and Conditioning     1 cr   

Muscle Toning and Conditioning is a physical activity course in which the student, through active participation, will develop knowledge and skills sufficiently adequate to tone the body and improve cardio-respiratory fitness using weights, body bars, resistance tubes, and other equipment.    

PE 134    Karate I     1 cr   

A beginning course in Karate designed to develop physical fitness, self-discipline, the fundamentals and techniques of blocking, punching, striking, kicking, and stances.    

PE 135    Karate II    1 cr   

An intermediate course in Karate designed as a continuation of Karate I with the introduction of additional blocks, kicks, and footwork. Self-discipline and physical fitness continue to be stressed.    

PE 136    Karate III    1 cr   

An advanced course in Karate designed as a continuation of Karate II with the addition of more advanced and versatile concepts of speed, distance, timing, and footwork. Vigorous training methods are used and self-discipline is stressed.    

PE 138    Tai Chi    1 cr   

Tai Chi training presents basic concepts and techniques to enhance physical fitness and develop mental discipline for stress reduction and personal wellness.   

PE 139    Yoga    1 cr   

The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of yoga theory, teach safe yoga posture, and to help participants in developing balance and fitness, as well as manage stress wisely.   

PE 141    Softball    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in softball. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 142     Volleyball     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in volleyball. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 143     Basketball     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in basketball. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 144     Soccer     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in soccer. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 145    Jogging    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in the activity of jogging designed to improve cardiovascular endurance.    

PE 146    Bicycling    1 cr   

An introductory course to bicycling for leisure and fitness emphasizing the selection and care of bicycles, safety concerns, apparel, route selection, bike handling skills, and development of a bicycle fitness program.   

PE 147     Racquetball    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in racquetball. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 148    Intermediate Golf     1 cr   

Instruction and practice in intermediate golf. Demonstrable beginner golf skills necessary.   

PE 149    Ultimate Frisbee     1 cr   

Fundamental skills, rules, and strategies with Frisbees with opportunities for participation.    

PE 155    Martial Arts    1 cr   

Instruction and practice in the various forms of Martial Arts. A varying-content course treating different skill levels of karate, judo, kung-fu, etc. Requires special fee. May be repeated for credit.   

PE 157    ICA-Varsity Sports     1 cr   

Restricted to members of South Alabama intercollegiate athletic teams by special permission of the respective coaches. Includes but not limited to: basketball, soccer, baseball, track, golf, tennis, and volleyball. May be repeated for credit with the exception of education majors.   

PE 166    Movement, Rhythms, and Developmental Activities     3 cr   

Movement exploration experiences, developmental games, rhythmic and dance activities are explained, developed, and practiced.   

PE 201    Orientation to Health and Physical Education     3 cr   

An overview of the fields of Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training. An introduction to the Department of HPELS followed by a survey of philosophical and historical aspects, and professional preparation standards of the specific fields.   

PE 231    ARC Lifeguard Training    3 cr   

Prepares the student for American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and first aid certification. Emphasis is placed on emergency action plans, life guarding techniques, and all forms of victim rescue. Pre-requisite: Strong swimmers only. See instructor for specific skill requirements.   

PE 278    Sport and Human Behavior    3 cr   

A study of the psychological and sociological aspects of sport and their relationship to human behavior.   

PE 282    

Introduction to Athletic Training

3 cr   

Survey of the basic techniques and practices of athletic training. Study includes prevention, recognition, care, and treatment of athletic injuries. Development of basic athletic training skills in the use of preventive and protective techniques of adhesive tape application.   

PE 296    Observation in Athletic Training I    1 cr   

An opportunity to observe and gain practical skills required in athletic training or the broad field of sports medicine. A minimum of 30 hours of clinical work and observation during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar required.   

PE 297    Observation in Athletic Training II     1 cr   

A continuation of PE 296 providing students with additional opportunity to observe and master practical skills required in athletic training or the broad field of sports medicine. A minimum of 30 hours of clinical work and observations during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar required.   

PE 351    Sports Skills    3 cr   

The development of skills and the understanding of fundamentals and strategies in selected individual, dual, and team sports. Field Experiences required. Proof of background check, fingerprinting, and liability insurance required. PE (P-12) majors only. Instructor permission required.   

PE 370     Basic Motor Learning     3 cr   

Study of the psychological, experimental, developmental, and social aspects of learning in the psychomotor domain.   

PE 372     Coaching Gymnastics     3 cr   

History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating gymnastics.   

PE 373     Coaching Volleyball     3 cr   

History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating volleyball.   

PE 374    Coaching Soccer     3 cr   

History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating soccer.   

PE 375    Coaching Football    3 cr   

History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating football.   

PE 376    Coaching Basketball    3 cr   

History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating basketball.   

PE 377     Coaching Baseball     3 cr   

History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating baseball.   

PE 378   

Coaching Track and Field

3 cr   

History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating track and field.   

PE 380    Kinesiology    3 cr   

Theory and application of the mechanical and anatomical principles of human movement.   

PE 381*     Evaluation and Measurement    3 cr   

in Health and Physical Education     

Elementary statistical procedures, evaluation, and interpretation, and the use of tests and other measurement devices in health and physical education. A Pre-requisite for student teaching.   

PE 385*    Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injuries I     3 cr    

A study of athletic injuries to the lower extremities and lumbar spine. Prevention, evaluation, and management of these injuries will be explored along with common surgical procedures associated with these sports related injuries and conditions.   

PE 386*     Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injuries II     3 cr   

Prevention, evaluation, and management of injuries to the head, neck, upper extremities, and the trunk will be discussed in detail. Field and clinical strategies for the identification of signs and symptoms will be explored along with common surgical procedures used to treat upper extremity and axial injuries.   

PE 396*     Practicum in Athletic Training II    1 cr   

A practical and clinical application of techniques utilized in the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries to the lower extremities and lumbar spine. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.   

PE 397*     Practicum in Athletic Training II    1 cr   

A practical and clinical application of techniques utilized in the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries to the upper extremities, axial skeleton, thorax, and abdomen. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.   
PE 428     Portfolio Assessments     0 cr    
Professional portfolio assessments will be collected and monitored.    

PE 429*     School Laboratory Experience     0-3 cr   

Professional laboratory experiences involving observation and participation at a local public schools. Co-Requisite: PE 452.    

PE 430*     Student Teaching-Early Childhood/Elementary     4 cr   

Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered at the elementary level. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Pre-requisite: Admission to teacher candidacy.   

PE 452*    Methods of Teaching Physical Education (W)     3 cr   

Organizing materials and developing methods of teaching physical education in elementary, middle, and high schools. Field experience required. Co-Requisite: PE 429.    

PE 460*    Student Teaching-Secondary     1-9 cr   

Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the secondary schools. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Pre-requisite: Admission to teacher candidacy.   

PE 461   
Physical Education for Atypical Children and Youth
3 cr   

Principles and techniques for adapting physical education activities to meet the needs of children with special problems.   

PE 470*   

Student Teaching in the P-12 Program

9 cr   

Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the P-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Pre-requisite: Permission of the department is required.   

PE 474     Sport and Fitness Conditioning    3 cr   

Study of the theory, principles, methods, and techniques in the development, implementation, and evaluation of various strength and conditioning programs designed to enhance athletic performance and improve physical fitness. The conditioning needs of various populations with disease and degenerative conditions will be examined.   

PE 475     Organizations and Administration of Health and Physical Education (W)     3 cr   

Planning, policies, administrative and management functions and duties in health and physical education programs.   

PE 476     Physiology of Exercise    3 cr   

The study of the body's physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training.   

PE 477    Water Safety Instructor    3 cr   

Trains prospective instructor candidates for American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification. Candidates will learn how to teach all levels of swimming and basic diving to students of all ages. How to organize classes, use of lesson plans and practice teaching skills. Pre-requisite: Proficient swimmer in all seven strokes. See instructor for specific skill requirements.   

PE 478    Coaching Theory     3 cr   

Introduction to the profession of coaching. Topics include: physical, mental, and organizational preparation, teaching strategies (individual and team aspects), legal liability, officiating, and national guidelines.   

PE 479*    Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription    3 cr   

Through didactic study and laboratory participation, the student will develop the knowledge base and clinical skills needed to assess physical fitness and plan exercise prescriptions for apparently healthy individuals. Completion of PE 380 and PE 476 is recommended.    

PE 480*    Therapeutic Exercise     3 cr   

Theory, current research, principles, application and techniques of rehabilitation used to treat injuries to athletes and the physically active across the life span are studied. Psychological and physical parameters of rehabilitation and exercise conditioning are presented.   

PE 481*     Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training     3 cr   

Theory, current research, principles, application and techniques of various therapeutic modalities used in treating athletes and the physically active are studied.   

PE 482   

Advanced Athletic Training

3 cr   

Advanced and contemporary topics, issues, and application in athletic training. Pre-requisites: PE 282, PE 380.    
PE 484     Applications in Sport Conditioning     3 cr   
Through didactic study and physical activity participation, the student will develop the knowledge base and skills in fundamental and advanced exercise theory and techniques in sport and fitness conditioning with application to program design and periodization of training. Pre-requisite: PE 474.    

PE 490     Special Topics in HPELS     3 cr   

A varying content course treating different aspects of health, physical education, and leisure studies. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.   

PE 494    Directed Study in Health, PE and Leisure Studies     1-3 cr   

Directed research. Pre-requisite: Permission of department. No more than two directed studies can be counted toward the Bachelor's Degree and Class B Certification.   

PE 495*    Internship in HPELS    1-12 cr   

Observation and supervised practicum experiences in a professional setting. May be repeated for credit not to exceed 12 hours. Special permission required.   

PE 496*     Practicum in Athletic Training III    1 cr   

A practical and clinical experience to allow students to develop and master skills, methods, and techniques associated with various therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation and reconditioning programs commonly used by athletic trainers serving the physically active. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.   

PE 497*     Practicum in Athletic Training IV    1 cr   

A practical and clinical experience to allow students to develop and master skills, methods, and techniques associated with various therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation and reconditioning programs commonly used by athletic trainers serving the physically active. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.   

PE 498     Seniors Honors Project     3-6 cr   

Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the fields of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by a three faculty committee chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Pre-requisites: Participant in honors program and junior level status.    

PE 499*    Clinical Internship in Athletic Training     6 cr   

This course provides supervised clinical experiences in a traditional athletic training setting. The student will serve as a team trainer for an athletic team for an entire sport season. A minimum of 300 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.   
*Only for students admitted to candidacy.   
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies
College of Education

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