Course Description

Theory Courses

PETH 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. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

PETH  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. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH  210 Coaching Baseball and Football

Fundamentals of coaching baseball and football including drills, strategies, rules, and conditioning. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

PETH  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 and training. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH  214 Coaching Soccer/Golf

This course is intended to cover the essentials of coaching soccer and golf in order to prepare the students to be more active post-graduation as well as more active in their community with the knowledge to coach both soccer and golf. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH  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. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH  280 Foundations of Sports Management

Instruction in the foundation of sports as an occupation and industry; sports management functions and best practices in sports finance, sports economics, sports sponsorship, sports marketing, sports law, and event management. Sport ethics and social issues will be discussed. There will be an introduction to career opportunities in sports. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

PETH  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. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

PETH  297/397 Internships

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 and consent of department chair. Offered as needed.

PETH 310 Planning, Design, & Event Management in Sports & Recreation

This course emphasizes the leadership, management, and organizational principles necessary for
directing programs and facilities in sport management. This will be accomplished by dividing the class into research groups that will select a method of integrating the principles necessary for directing programs via internships or some type of community venue. This practical experience will be supported by a culminating research paper. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

PETH 315 Marketing & Public Relations for Sports & Recreation

 Students will research
and examine the processes behind the proper techniques of sports information and
media relations. They will be required to perform field experience in marketing and
public relations as assigned by the instructor. This will be done on campus by integrating
with the Illinois Wesleyan Athletic Department. All students will finish the class with
a capstone project by developing a comprehensive marketing plan which will be given by
oral presentation to the class. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH 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. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH 325 Kinesiology

Use of mechanics and muscular action in balance and movement of the human body. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

PETH 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. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH 327 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (W)

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. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.

PETH 330 Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology is the study of movement and the research based principles associated with the systematic and functional responses and adaptations to different forms of exercise. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

PETH 400 Independent Study

Independent research and study beyond courses offered in any particular area of physical education. Prerequisite: consent of department chairman. Offered as needed.

Activity Courses

Two courses (X) or four half courses (Y) or an equivalent combination are required. At least 1 x or 1 y must be a fitness course. Fitness courses meeting the requirement are designated with an asterisk*.

109X Basic Scuba Diving

 An introduction to basic scuba diving. This course does not provide certification, but will prepare the participant to take the exam for Open Water Certification should they so desire. Special fee. Offered each semester.

111Y Beginning Swimming

Basic swimming instruction and lifesaving skills for the non-swimmer or beginning swimmer. May be repeated one time only with the consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.

*113X Fitness Swimming

For the intermediate and advanced swimmer. Geared to train the student in swimming strokes, distances, and combination strokes to increase endurance, muscle growth, appearance and circulatory efficiency. Offered each spring.

*114Y Water Aerobics

An aerobic water fitness program designed for non-swimmers and swimmers to help maintain lifetime physical fitness. Offered each spring.

*116X Lifeguard Training

Course focuses upon increasing awareness of water hazards, the avoidance of accidents, and utilization of appropriate rescue techniques. Course includes 20 hours outside of class for First Aid and CPR. Prerequisite: ability to swim 500 yards continuously using several strokes. Special fee. Offered in alternate years.

117X Water Safety Instructor

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course leading to certification for teaching swimming. Prerequisite: a current Advanced Lifesaving certificate. Special fee. Offered as needed, fall semester.

118Y Tennis I

Open to individuals with no experience in playing tennis. Offered each fall and May Term.

120Y Badminton

An introduction to singles and doubles play. Offered each semester.

*121Y Pilates

An introduction to Pilates basic movements; course focuses on improvement of overall strength, posture, and flexibility. Offered each semester.

122Y Volleyball

An introductory course in fundamentals of power volleyball. Offered each semester.

*123Y Cross Fit

Affiliated with Crossfit TCB. Course is programmed to improve individuals’ core strength and conditioning. The goal is to gain competency in ten fitness areas. Workouts are constantly varied, high intensity functional movement. Offered each semester.

124Y Bowling

For beginners and those who already know how to bowl. Special fee. Offered each semester.

125Y Beginning Golf

An introduction to basic skills. Special fee. Offered each fall and May Term.

126Y Intermediate Golf

For experienced golfers. Emphasis on swing mechanics, playing strategies and specialty shots. Special fee. Offered as needed.

127Y Raquetball

Introduction to individual skills, techniques, and strategies of singles and doubles play. Offered each semester.

*128Y Circuit Training

An introduction of circuit training in the use of Selecterize machines to improve strength, endurance and flexibility. Offered each semester.

*129X Personal Fitness I

Students assess the five health related aspects of fitness; muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance. Various types of exercise programs are discussed and practiced. Offered each semester.

*131X Personal Fitness II

Designed to help students plan and carry out their own personal fitness program using results of physical fitness tests obtained in Fitness I. Prerequisite: 129X or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.

*132Y Fitness Walking

Designed to develop physical fitness through a walking program. Open to all levels of fitness. Offered each semester and May Term.

*133Y Step Aerobics

Designed to improve cardiovascular fitness through rhythmic exercise. Open to beginning as well as advanced levels of fitness. Offered each semester.

*134Y Jogging

Improving cardiovascular fitness through jogging. Open to all levels of experience. Offered each semester.

*135Y Weight Lifting

Lifting free weights to improve total body strength. Proper technique and safety emphasized. Open to beginners as well as experienced lifters. Offered each semester.

*136Y Cycling Fitness

Improving cardiovascular fitness using stationary bicycles. Open to all levels of fitness. Fulfills general education requirements in Physical Education category.

137Y Special Activities

Various recreational activities (rock climbing, wallyball, fitness games, yoga). Special fee required for some activities. Offered each semester.

*138Y Cycling Fitness II

Designed to provide accelerated cardiorespiratory fitness at an intermediate to advanced level. Prerequisite: Cycling Fitness 136Y. Offered each semester.

*139Y Aerobics

Improving cardiovascular fitness through rhythmic movements and exercises set to music. Students work at their own physical level whether it be beginning or advanced. Offered each semester.

140Y Beginning Social Dance

An introduction to social dancing, including waltz, fox trot, polka, jitterbug, and others. Offered annually.

*142X Jazz Dance I (Cross-listed with MUTH 132)

An introduction to the fundamentals of jazz dance technique. The course will build the student’s jazz vocabulary and technical skill in properly executing that vocabulary. Students will be drilled in proper body alignment and proper body conditioning for jazz dance, and ability to perform simple jazz combinations. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first. Offered annually.

*143X Tap Dance I (Cross-listed with MUTH 133)

An introduction to the fundamentals of tap dance technique. The course will build the student’s tap vocabulary and technical skill in properly executing that vocabulary. Students will be drilled in proper body alignment and proper body conditioning for tap dance, and ability to perform simple tap
combinations. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered annually.

*144X Ballet I (Cross-listed with MUTH 134)

Beginning Ballet: An introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The course will build the student’s ballet vocabulary and technical skill in properly executing that vocabulary. Students will be drilled in how to learn, master and perform simple ballet combinations. Prerequisites: none. May be repeated for credit. Offered each semester.

*145X Modern Dance I (Cross-listed with MUTH 135)

An introduction to the fundamentals of modern dance. The course will build the student’s basic modern dance vocabulary and technical skills in properly executing that vocabulary. Students will be
drilled in proper body alignment and proper body conditioning for modern dance, and ability to perform simple modern dance combinations. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered annually.

*151X Adapted Physical Education

Designed for students whose medical examination indicates a recommendation of restricted exercise. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman. Offered each semester.

*152Y Adapted Physical Education

Designed for students whose medical examination indicates a recommendation of restricted exercise. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairman. Offered each semester.

153X Karate

Students work toward attaining a red belt. Special fee. Offered each semester.

155X Advanced Karate

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special fee. Offered each semester.

180Y Fencing

Beginning techniques in foil fencing and bout judging and directing. Offered each semester.

*232X Jazz Dance II (Cross-listed with MUTH 232)

Intermediate jazz dance technique. The course will expand jazz vocabulary as well as explore more difficult styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master intermediate level strength, stretching, stamina and body awareness suitable to the jazz idiom. Prerequisite: PEC 142X*/MUTH
132 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for
a student’s first enrollment. Offered annually.

*233X Tap Dance II (Cross-listed with MUTH 233)

Intermediate tap dance technique. The course will expand tap vocabulary as well as explore more difficult styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master intermediate level rhythm, strength, stretching, stamina, and body awareness suitable to the tap idiom. Prerequisite PEC 143X*/
MUTH 133 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered annually.

*234X Ballet II (Cross-listed with MUTH 234)

Intermediate ballet technique. The course will expand ballet vocabulary as well as explore more difficult styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master intermediate level strength, stretching, stamina, and body awareness suitable to the ballet idiom. Prerequisite: PEC 144X*/MUTH 134 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered each semester.

*235X Modern Dance II (Cross-listed with MUTH 235)

Intermediate modern dance technique. The course will expand modern dance vocabulary as well as explore more difficult styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master intermediate level
strength, stretching, stamina and body awareness suitable to the modern dance idiom. Prerequisites: PEC 145X*/MUTH 135 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered each semester.

*250X Varsity Sports

Prerequisite: Consent of head coach of each sport. Offered each semester.

*332X Jazz Dance III (Cross-listed with MUTH 332)

Advanced jazz dance technique. The course will expand jazz dance vocabulary as well as explore more advanced styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master advanced level strength, stretching, stamina, and body awareness suitable to the jazz dance idiom. Students will
focus on exploring performance skill that range beyond the technique. Prerequisite: PEC 232X*/MUTH 232 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered annually.

*333X Tap Dance III (Cross-listed with MUTH 333)

 Advanced tap dance technique. The course will expand tap dance vocabulary as well as explore more advanced styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master advanced level strength, stretching, stamina, and body awareness suitable to the tap dance idiom. Students will
focus on exploring performance skill that range beyond the technique. Prerequisite: PEC 233X*/MUTH 233 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered annually.

*334X Ballet III (Cross-listed with MUTH 334)

Advanced ballet technique. The
course will expand ballet vocabulary as well as explore more advanced styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master advanced level strength, stretching, stamina, and body awareness suitable to the ballet idiom. Students will focus on exploring performance skill that range beyond the technique. Prerequisite: PEC 234X*/MUTH 234 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered each semester.

*335X Modern Dance III (Cross-listed with MUTH 335)

Advanced modern dance technique. The course will expand modern dance vocabulary as well as explore more advanced styles and combinations. Students will be expected to master advanced level
strength, stretching, stamina, and body awareness suitable to the modern dance idiom. Students will focus on exploring performance skill that range beyond the technique. Prerequisites: PEC 235X*/MUTH 235 or consent of instructor. May be repeated, but Gen Ed credit can only be received for a student’s first enrollment. Offered each semester.