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Physical Education Courses

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Important note regarding when courses are offered

Term notations of Pre-term, Fall, Interterm, Spring, Post-term, or Summer mean that the course is offered during that term every year. When a term notation is followed by odd or even, then the course is offered during that term only in odd or even years, respectively.

Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation.

The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

Activity Courses

These courses are open to all students. Except for the noted courses, one credit is granted on the basis of two one-hour classes per week. In addition to sport skill and fitness, each course has an academic component measured by quizzes and examinations over rules and techniques.
When two numbers are listed, the first is a men’s course, and the second is a women’s course.

PE 105/115 Beginning Soccer Fall.

PE 107 Beginning Volleyball Fall.

PE 121/131 Beginning Basketball Spring.

PE 124/134 Softball Spring.

PE 125 Racquetball Fall.

PE 127/137 Broom Hockey Fall.

PE 160/170 Swimming/Physical Fitness (1) This Red Cross course is for swimmers and nonswimmers to learn or improve swimming skills. Swimming certification is earned, and a Red Cross course fee will be assessed. Students are also taught how to attain and measure physical fitness. Meets 2 hours a week. Fall, Spring.

PE 168 Sailing (1) This course introduces the student to the world of sailing through hands-on training on Hobie catamarans. In addition to the essentials of sailing, such as tacking, jibing, and basic seamanship, the student learns rules and techniques that allow him to enjoy the thrill of catamaran racing. Meets once a week for 3 hours. Fall, Spring.

PE 169 Kayaking (1) This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of sea kayaking using both one-man and two-man kayaks. After learning the fundamental strokes, the students will then progress to more advanced techniques of kayaking by participating in races, navigating obstacle courses, and taking two-hour treks along Perdido Bay. Meets once a week for 3 hours. Fall, Spring.

PE 182 Badminton Spring.

PE 201 Beginning Tennis Fall, Spring.

PE 226 Minor Sports (2) This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic rules and regulations, attributes, and benefits of various lifetime sports such as golf, racquetball, and pickleball that students can enjoy throughout their adult lives. Fall, Spring.

PE 243/293 Weight Training (1) This course is designed to teach the student the techniques, fundamentals, and different philosophies of weight training. Physical conditioning is stressed as well as aerobics. Each student has the opportunity to establish his own fitness program. Meets 2 hours a week. Fall, Spring.

PE 244 Indoor Rock Climbing Fall, Spring.

PE 263 Flag Football Spring.

PE 283/273 Physical Fitness (1) This course is designed to teach students the total realm of physical fitness. The methods of measuring an individual’s own degree of physical fitness and the different methods of attaining it will also be taught. At the completion of the course, the student will be able to set up his own individual program for gaining and then maintaining physical fitness. Meets 2 hours a week. Fall, Spring.

PE 364/374 Lifeguarding (1) Prereq.: Red Cross level five swimming ability. This updated course from the Red Cross instructs students in skills needed to recognize someone in an emergency situation in or around water and effectively assist or rescue that person. Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Lifeguard, and First Aid certification can be earned. Course time requirement: 25 hours. A Red Cross course fee will be assessed. Fall, Spring.

PE 366/376 Lifeguarding Instructor (1) Prereq.: Currently certified lifeguard and ability to swim 300 yards continuously. This Red Cross updated course will train instructor candidates to teach Lifeguarding (including first aid), CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Waterfront Lifeguarding, Waterpark Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Attendant, and Lifeguard Management courses which can lead to certification. Students will learn methods for using the course materials and will apply those methods while conducting training sessions and evaluating participants’ progress. A Red Cross course fee will be assessed. Spring.

PE 461/471 Water Safety Instructor (2) Prereq.: Red Cross level five swimming ability. This Red Cross course can certify a student to teach swim classes in any pool or lake. A Red Cross course fee will be assessed. Spring.

Intercollegiate Sports Courses

Students participate in multiple practices and competitions during respective seasons. All courses are 1 credit each.

PE 142, 242, 342, 442 Intercollegiate Basketball—Men Spring.

PE 147, 247, 347, 447 Varsity Cheerleading—Women Spring.

PE 151, 251, 351, 451 Intercollegiate Soccer—Men Fall.

PE 152, 252, 352, 452 Intercollegiate Basketball—Women Spring.

PE 153, 253, 353, 453 Intercollegiate Volleyball—Women Fall.

General Courses

PE 184 Soccer/Volleyball (2) Prereq.: PE teaching field, minor, emphasis, or sport management concentration. Students learn the fundamental skills and High School Federation Rules of soccer and volleyball. Students are given the opportunity to supervise scrimmages within the class setting. Meets 3 hours a week. Spring.

PE 187 Basketball/Softball (2) Prereq.: PE teaching field, minor, emphasis, or sport management concentration. Students learn the fundamental skills and High School Federation Rules of basketball and softball. Students are given the opportunity to supervise scrimmages within the class setting. Meets 3 hours a week. Fall.

PE 191 Sport Physiology (2) Students study the cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular systems to understand the immediate and long-term effects of exercise on these systems and to enable them to develop sound training principles for healthy or injured athletes in various sports. Fall, Spring.

PE 195 Elementary PE Activities (1) Prereq.: Elementary education major. This class acquaints the elementary education majors with the fundamental rules and skills in basketball, softball, volleyball, and soccer in preparation for the work with elementary PE classes in EE 308. Meets 2 hours a week. Fall, Spring.

PE 196 Introduction to Coaching (1) Prereq.: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PE 191. This course prompts students to begin developing or to refine a personal coaching philosophy emphasizing sportsmanship, ethics in coaching, and proven effective coaching styles in working with various player personalities. The student will also learn how to communicate with athletes and motivate and manage athletic behavior. Students will also develop coaching plans for various sports. Fall, Spring.

PE 207–392 Coaching Classes These are theory and practice courses for coaching various sports. The student will learn skills, techniques, and coaching strategies involved in the sport.

PE 207 Coaching Track and Field (2) Prereq.: PE 196. Spring odd.

PE 303 Coaching Soccer (2) Prereq.: PE 184 (or youth ministries broad field) and PE 196. Fall even.

PE 309 Coaching Volleyball (2) Prereq.: PE 184 (or youth ministries broad field) and PE 196. Fall.

PE 323 Coaching Baseball (2) Prereq.: PE 187 (or youth ministries broad field) and PE 196. Spring even.

PE 328 Coaching Football (2) Prereq.: PE 196. Fall odd.

PE 333 Coaching Softball (2) Prereq.: PE 187 (or youth ministries broad field) and PE 196. Spring even.

PE 392 Coaching Basketball (2) Prereq.: PE 187 (or youth ministries broad field) and PE 196. Fall, Spring.

PE 210 History, Principles, and Philosophy of Physical Education (2) The student will learn historical background and nature of physical education and sport, the evolution of physical education and athletics, and principles for the development of a personal philosophy of physical education. Spring.

PE 225 First Aid (2) This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist in emergency situations. Students learn rescue breathing, CPR, choking procedures, and safety, besides learning how to handle burns, poisoning, and sudden illness. Many students also obtain Red Cross cards in CPR and First Aid. A Red Cross course fee will be assessed. Fall, Spring.

PE 301 Organization and Administration of Physical Education (2) This course covers the aspects involved in organizing and administering a physical education program in the Christian school. The student will learn how to schedule competition and tournaments and how to design practices, fundraisers, and budgets. Spring.

PE 321 Kinesiology (2) Prereq.: MA 121 or higher. Students learn the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot, ankle, knee, hips, shoulder, and spine. Students also learn to name and identify main muscles and bones. Fall, Spring.

PE 324 Care of Athletic Injuries (1) Students learn how to treat many athletic injuries. Prevention and rehabilitation of injuries will also be taught. Fall, Spring.

PE 368 Developing Fitness Programs (2) Prereq.: PE 191. Students will learn principles and techniques of testing and training athletes in fitness. The student will be able to develop various strength and conditioning programs designed to enhance athletic performance and improve physical fitness. Spring.

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