Course Descriptions

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.

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.

PETH 210 Coaching Baseball and Football

Fundamentals of coaching baseball and football including drills, strategies, rules, and conditioning.

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.

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.

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.

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 or consent of Department Chair.

PETH 300 (Health) Achieving Wellness: Issues and Choices

An analysis of those factors affecting individual control of health. Students explore self-care health principles of detecting illness, major threats to health and alternatives to care. Emphasis is placed on the wide range of options available to each individual, within and outside the traditional health care system, when making informed decisions regarding personal health.

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.

PETH 325 Kinesiology

Use of mechanics and muscular action in balance and movement of the human body.

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.

PETH 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.

PETH 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.

PETH 400 Independent Study

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