The department of physical education provides courses to meet the needs of students interested in coaching, or who are
pursuing a middle school or secondary endorsement in physical education.
An individual not seeking teacher certification may select courses in the physical
education department. Such a student might design a program involving supplementary
courses from other areas as preparation for a variety of careers. Examples might include
sportswriting, equipment sales, recreation administration, or exercise science and
fitness related professions.
The Coaching minor is designed:
a) To provide students with skills, attitudes, and knowledge concerning sports and
human movement for enjoyment now and in later years.
b) To provide experiences and activities for fostering and appreciating good health
and physical fitness.
c) To prepare effective coaches and to instill in them professional attitudes and
to offer coursework towards a middle school or secondary endorsement.
Coaching Minor Sequence:
The following courses are recommended for the minor. Those marked with an asterisk
meet the minimum requirement.
*1) Choose one of three
- Coaching Baseball and Football 210
- Coaching Basketball and Track 211
- Coaching Volleyball and Softball 216
*2) Introduction to Coaching 290
*3) Administration of Athletic and Physical Education Programs 320
*4) Kinesiology 325
*5) First Aid and Athletic Training 326
*6) Physiology of Physical Education 330
7) Personal Fitness I 129X
8) Essentials of Strength and Conditioning 327
Theory courses offered by the department of physical education consist of a variety
of studies relating to the acquisition and teaching of movement skills, to coaching
techniques and theories, to first-aid and safety, and to basic principles of the mechanics
and physiology involved in human movement.
201 Theory and Practice of Physical Education
Teaching methods and activities and practical class participation in learning various
team sports at the secondary school level.
202 Theory and Practice of Physical Education
The development of physical education, its history, teaching methods and activities;
practical class participation in
learning various individual sport activities at the secondary school level.
210 Coaching Baseball and Football
Fundamentals of coaching baseball and football including drills, strategies, rules,
211 Coaching Basketball and Track
Fundamentals of coaching basketball including modern offenses and defenses, strategies,
and drills. Coaching track and field events including modern methods in conditioning
216 Coaching Volleyball and Softball
Basic and advanced skills, techniques, tactics, and strategies of competitive softball
and volleyball along with techniques of coaching individual and team play.
290 Introduction to Coaching
The study of basic scientific principles of Biomechanics, Psychology, and Physiology
as they relate to coaching sports skills. Basic discussions regarding scientific training
methods and conditioning, motivational techniques, nutrition, environmental conditions,
and handling the pressures of competition.
Opportunity for field work at community non-profit agencies,
alternative school settings, parks and recreation departments, and camping facilities.
Prerequisite: P. E. Theory 201, 290, 320 or consent of Department Chair.
320 Organization and Administration of Athletic and Physical Education Programs
The administrative problems involved in organization of the athletic, recreation,
and physical education programs, will cover curriculum design. Practical applications
in intramural sports and athletic organization and management. Recommended: 201 and 202.
Use of mechanics and muscular action in balance and movement of the human body.
326 First Aid and Athletic Training
Instruction in administering accepted first aid practices in emergencies and accepted
methods for the prevention and corrective treatment of athletic injuries.
327 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
An application oriented course that provides useful information for students with
a background in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and other exercise sciences. Useful
for those who intend to pursue professional work as a personal trainer or become involved
with exercise prescription. Prerequisite: PE Theory 325, 330, or consent of instructor.
330 Physiology of Physical Education and Athletics
Study of basic scientific principles concerning the physiology of exercise to provide
the student with an understanding of the theories underlying particular training methods.
400 Independent Study
Independent research and study beyond courses offered in any particular area of physical
education. Prerequisite: consent of department chairman.