Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Dr. Justin Kraft, Chairperson
jkraft@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4491
www.missouriwestern.edu/HPER

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation strives to engage all students in programs that target health and physical fitness. The department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in physical education and recreation sport management. These programs of study offer students wide-ranging intramural experiences; a planned sequence of exercises and sports activities that develop strong, active bodies; and coursework that prepares students in the disciplines of physical education and recreation sport management.

Students may satisfy general education requirements in category five by taking PED 101 Fitness and Wellness, Fitness and Wellness, and one activity course. The Fitness and Wellness course acquaints students with basic knowledge, understanding, and importance of lifelong physical activity and fitness. Students with disabilities that restrict them from the regular activity program may enroll in PED 110 Adaptive Activities as often as needed. Repeating in this course will satisfy the general education activity requirement.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Physical Education. The two concentrations available are Health and Exercise Science and Physical Education General. The health and exercise science concentration provides career opportunities in private fitness specialization, corporate wellness programming, health clubs, spas, and hospital-based cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. The physical education general concentration provides career opportunities in coaching and serving as sports specialists in a variety of settings. The physical education general concentration also offers a teacher education track that prepares students to earn the education certificate necessary to teach physical education in schools. In addition the department offers courses toward securing health certification. A minor in coaching is offered by this department for students, in any discipline, interested in coaching.

The Bachelor of Science in Recreation Sport Management has two concentration areas: Recreation Management and Sport Management. Career opportunities in recreation management include intramural recreation, YMCA/YWCA, community recreation centers, youth sports, public recreation, aquatic recreation.  The sport management emphasis provides career opportunities such as a sports information director, athletic director, health fitness club manager, adventure travel and tourism, hotel/resort management, promotion of professional sports teams, sport facility management, sporting goods marketing, sports journalism and golf course management. A minor in Recreation Sport Management is available.

The department has a supplemental preparation requirement prior to graduation based on the premise that not all instruction takes place in the classroom and that experiential opportunities are a valuable part of a well-rounded education. Student majors should contact their advisors for the specific requirements for their degree.

Attention Physical Therapist Assistants

Students who have completed the PTA degree are encouraged to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health and Exercise Science concentration.

Admission Requirements

Students desiring to pursue the Health and Exercise Science concentration of the Physical Education major should apply to the HPER Department.

Recreation & Sport Management major's application process is dependent upon successful progress toward degree, completion of Category One of General Studies with C or higher in all courses, an ACT score of 18 or the equivalent, and a minimum of 2.2 GPA. Once the student has met the requirements, the major declaration form will be processed and they may enroll in the appropriate courses.

 

Physical Education (PED)

PED 100  Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Recreation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to fields of study in Health and Exercise, Physical Education and Recreation Sport Management. Basic information about the different possible career opportunities as well as professional organization affiliations.

PED 101  Fitness and Wellness     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Develops knowledge and skill in obtaining optimal health fitness through nutrition, stress management, cardiorespiratory endurance, recognition of risk factors for heart disease, and musculoskeletal development. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Students must enroll in the lecture and one of the following seven PED 101 labs: 1) Aquatic Conditioning - Designed to instruct students in a variety of aquatic exercises to develop overall muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Swimming skills not needed. 2) General Physical Conditioning - Designed to instruct students in a variety of physical exercise activities to develop overall muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. 3) Fitness Swimming - Designed to instruct students in a swimming program to develop overall muscular strength and muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Must be at Intermediate swimming level and higher. 4) Jogging - Designed to instruct students in a jogging program to develop overall muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. 5) Rhythmic Aerobics - Designed to instruct students in a variety of choreographed exercise routines to music to develop overall muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. 6) Strength Training - Designed to instruct students in weight resistant activities to develop overall muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. 7) Walking for Fitness and Weight Control - Designed to instruct students in a walking exercise program to develop overall muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

PED 110  Adaptive Activities     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A program of activities adapted to the needs of the handicapped and physically restricted student. This class may be repeated for credit with permission of the Coordinator of Adaptive Activities. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 111  Beginning Curling     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to the sport of curling, including sport specific skills of delivering the stone, and sweeping as well as cognitive skills of scoring, types of shots, and strategy. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 112  Beginning Racquetball     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A beginner's course of instruction in the basic skills of racquetball, including the techniques of singles and doubles play. Student must furnish racquet and a new can of racquetballs. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 116  Beginning Bait and Fly Casting     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to sport fishing. Emphasizes casting skills, methods of fishing, fish habitat, conservation practices, and lure making. Field trip may be required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 117  Beginning Riflery and Trap Shooting     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Instruction in recreational shooting. Emphasizes firearms safety; rifle and shotgun trap marksmanship, particular stress on range practice; methods and techniques of reloading ammunition and cleaning firearms. Students must provide own ammunition. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 118  Beginning Bowling     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: House fee required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 119  Beginning Golf     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish four new golf balls. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 120  Beginning Tennis     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish racquet and one can of new tennis balls. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 121  Beginning Badminton     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish three new shuttlecocks. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 122  Beginning Orienteering: Map and Compass     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An exciting new recreational sport which combines use of map and compass with physical activity; combines several styles of orienteering with practice on actual courses. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 123  Beginning Judo     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Student must furnish gi. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 124  Beginning Survival and Primitive Living     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Instruction in preparing for environmental emergencies with emphasis on the psychological aspect of survival situations and establishment of priorities for sustaining life in an environmental emergency. An overnight experience is required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 127  Beginning Archery     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to target and field archery. Emphasizes shooting technique and various types of archery games and competition. Students must furnish a matched set of six arrows. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 128  Beginning Backpacking     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Instruction in backpacking. Emphasizes equipment orientation, personal conduct within the natural environment, clothing and shelter, preservation of wilderness area integrity, safety, foods, and cooking. Course includes on-the-trail instruction and practicum. All equipment furnished by the department. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 130  Beginning Swimming     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Basic skills in swimming. Swim suit required. Non-swimmers only. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 131  Lifeguard Training     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Provides minimum skills training for a person to qualify to serve as a lifeguard. Prerequisite(s): Be at least 15 years old, able to swim 500 yards continuously using side stroke, front crawl, and breast stroke. Each stroke demonstrated a minimum of 100 yards. Surface dive to 8 - 12 feet and recover a 10-pound brick. Tread water for 2 minutes with arms across chest (legs only). Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 132  Intermediate Swimming     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Development of swimming strokes. Swim suit required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. Prerequisite(s): Ability to swim.

PED 135  Skin and Scuba Diving     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Techniques and safety for skin and scuba diving. Swim suit and special fee required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. Prerequisite(s): Above-average ability to swim.

PED 137  Water Safety Instructor     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Water safety techniques as prescribed by the American Red Cross; W.S.I. Certification for those who qualify. Swim suit required. Prerequisite(s): Be at least 17 years of age at the end of the course, able to pass the pre-course written test and skills test. The written test is taken from the Community Water Safety and/or Swimming and Diving Text (Chapters 2 and 13). The skills test involves rescue skills and stroke evaluation. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 138  Beginning Canoeing     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Practical instruction in canoeing. Emphasizes safety and techniques. On-the-water experiences are integral with instruction. Students must be able to swim. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 139  Beginning Skiing     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Development of basic skills in downhill (Alpine) and/or cross country skiing. Special fee required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 140  Beginning Ice Skating     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Special fee required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 141  Beginning Karate     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish gi. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 142  Hap Ki Do     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A martial art activity with emphasis on self-defense. Students must furnish gi. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 144  Beginning Recreation Games     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Shuffleboard, table tennis, horseshoes, croquet, and others. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 145  Aerobic Dance     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An activity course in which students' cardiovascular endurance is developed through continuous rhythmic exercise and dance set to music. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 146  Beginning Social Dance     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 147  Beginning Ballet     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to ballet with emphasis on developing style, the basics of body alignment, arm placement, footwork and expressiveness. Students must furnish ballet shoes.Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 153  Beginning Modern Dance     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish leotard. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 156  Beginning Tap Dance     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish tap shoes. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 157  Dance Choreography     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Designed to teach principles and fundamental dance skills for use in choreography assignments relating to time, space, energy, group relationships, and performance techniques. The choreography is especially relevant to vocal music, musical theatre, and concert dance. Two hours lab. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 158  Intercollegiate Sports I     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Intercollegiate athletic team members who are on the men's football, men's basketball, women's volleyball, women's golf, or women's basketball teams only. May be repeated for up to four credit hours. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 159  Intercollegiate Sports II     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Intercollegiate athletic team members who are on the men's baseball, men's golf, women's tennis, or women's softball teams only. May be taken up to four times for credit. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 160  Dance Participation     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Open to any individual interested in developing higher level skills in dance performance through participation in the Missouri Western State University Dance Company. May be taken up to four times for credit. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. Prerequisite(s): Consent of dance company sponsor.

PED 171  Beginning Cave Exploring     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to the sport of spelunking. Emphasizes safety aspects and appreciation of cave ecology. Course includes caving trips. Equipment furnished by the department. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 172  Intermediate Cave Exploring     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Continuation of PED 171. Involves intermediate activities in spelunking: reading cave maps, basic vertical techniques, basic rescue techniques, and discussions in cave geology. Course includes caving trips. Most equipment furnished by the department. Special fee required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physcial activiey course. Prerequisite(s): PED 171.

PED 175  Beginning Volleyball     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 180  Pilates     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A progressive activity where students learn proper body alignment and techniques for integration into movement with emphasis on lower back and abdominal strength. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 182  Yoga     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Gaining personal power through the daily use of Kundalini Yoga is an integrated approach offering Kriya (designed physical movements), Pranayama (breathing practices), Dharana (concentration) and Dhyana (meditation) and gong vibration relaxation. The goal of the class is to deepen the qualities of attention and concentration and to increase physical and mental stamina in physical performance and practice settings. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 185  Beginning Weight Training and Conditioning     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 186  Aerobic Fitness     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 187  Beginning Cycling     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish bicycle. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 188  Wilderness Canoeing     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Comprehensive course in flatwater and river canoeing; emphasizes whitewater paddling technique and personal conduct in wilderness environments; includes wilderness camping skills and expedition dynamics. Class is usually held in Minnesota, South Missouri, or Arkansas. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 189  Beginning Pistol and Skeet     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Pistol and skeet marksmanship, emphasizing range practice; methods and techniques of reloading ammunition and cleaning firearms. Students must provide own ammunition. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 190  Adult Physical Fitness     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An activity course in which student's knowledge of high level wellness is developed through participation in discussion and physical activity programs. Designed as a class for returning students to be taught concurrently with the adult physical fitness class in Continuing Education. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 191  Foundations of Physical Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Historic and philosophic analysis of physical education emphasizing physical education as an academic discipline, professional opportunities, and associated fields. Recommended for freshmen.

PED 193  Special Weight Training Class for Athletes Only     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Limited to members of MWSU Intercollegiate Athletic Teams only. May be taken one time only for credit. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 219  Intermediate Golf     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish four new golf balls. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 5 physical activity course. Prerequisite(s): PED 119.

PED 222  Human Sexuality     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Physiological, psychological, sociological, behavioral, and clinical aspects of sexuality. Topics will be addressed over the life span and will include controversial issues.

PED 240  Concepts of Lifetime Activities     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Presents Teaching Methodology - develops knowledge and skills in lifetime activities. May require additional off campus meetings for applied teaching experiences.

PED 241  Concepts of Sport Activities     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Presents Teaching Methodology - develops knowledge and skills in the team sports of basketball, flag football, soccer, and volleyball. May require additional off campus meetings for applied teaching experiences.

PED 246  Concepts of Dance and Gymnastics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Presents teaching methodology and develops knowledge and skills in social, folk, and square dance, stunts and tumbling, and apparatus gymnastics. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 250  Intermediate Ice Skating     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Continuation of PED 140. Emphasizes ice skating as a leisure activity for a lifetime. Special fee required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

PED 253  Intermediate Modern Dance     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Students must furnish leotard. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. Prerequisite(s): PED 153.

PED 283  Introduction to Research Methods in Physical Education     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to basic research in physical education. Individual and team projects involving methods for solving physical education-related research problems. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the department.

PED 294  Drug Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This course addresses the concepts of drug use, drug misuse and drug abuse as they pertain to prescribed medications as well as illicit substances. Over the counter preparations are included, as well as the more commonly encountered drugs in the school setting.

PED 303  Kinesiology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Analyzes movement through the study of anatomical structures and mechanical principles of the human body; applicable to elementary, secondary, and adult populations. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in BIO 250.

PED 304  Physiology of Exercise     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Basic physiology applied to physical education and the training of athletes; applicable to elementary, secondary, and adult populations. Three hours lecture, one hour lab. Prerequisite(s): BIO 250 with a C or higher.

PED 305  First Aid: Responding to Emergencies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical care arrives. Participants will be able to identify and eliminate potentially hazardous conditions, recognize emergencies and make appropriate decision for first aid care. Certification concentrations are: 1) First Aid: Responding to Emergencies which is valid for three years, 2) Adult/Child/Infant CPR which is valid for one year, and 3) AED Essentials which is valid for one year.

PED 306  Sport Safety Training     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help provide a safe environment for athletes while participating in sports and, in an emergency, to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical care arrives. Participants will be able to identify and eliminate potentially hazardous conditions, recognize emergencies and make appropriate decision for first aid care. Certification options are: 1) Sport Safety Training which is valid for three years, 2) Adult and Child CPR which is valid for one year, and 3) AED Essentials which is valid for one year.

PED 310  Principles and Administration of Coaching     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Provides insight into the coaching profession; includes developing a professional approach to coaching ethics, psychology of athletics, staff selection, public relations, administration of duties (scheduling, eligibility, reports, purchasing, care of facilities), and appreciation for non-technical aspects of the total job. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

PED 311  Coaching and Officiating of Football     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Theory, fundamentals, and officiating of football; includes team selection, organization, and strategies from the coaching and officiating standpoints. Officiating in Intramurals may be required. Two hours lecture, one hour lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 312  Coaching and Officiating of Basketball     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Theory, fundamentals, and officiating of basketball; includes team selection, organization, and strategies from the coaching and officiating standpoints. Officiating in Intramurals may be required. Two hours lecture, one hour lab.

PED 313  Coaching and Officiating of Baseball and Softball     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Theory, fundamentals, and officiating of baseball and softball; includes team selection, organization, and strategies from the coaching and officiating standpoints. Officiating in Intramurals may be required. Two hours lecture, one hour lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 314  Coaching and Officiating of Track and Field     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Theory, fundamentals, and officiating of track and field; includes team selection, organization, and strategies from the coaching and officiating standpoints. Officiating in Intramurals may be required. Two hours lecture, one hour lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 315  Coaching and Officiating of Volleyball     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Theory, fundamentals, and officiating of volleyball; includes team selection, organization, and strategies from the coaching and officiating standpoints. Officiating in Intramurals may be required. Two hours lecture, one hour lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 316  Coaching and Officiating of Wresting     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Theory, fundamentals, and officiating in wrestling; includes team selection, organization, and strategies from the coaching and officiating standpoints. Officiating in Intramurals may be required. Two hours lecture, one hour lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 317  Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Fundamentals in the development of strength and conditioning programs for a variety of populations. Includes the physiological bases of strength development, identification of specific exercises to develop strength, proper technique, and periodized programming for maximal development. One hour lecture, two hours lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 318  Principles of Aerobic Training     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Fundamentals in the development of aerobic programs for a variety of populations: includes the physiological bases of aerobic development, identification of specific exercises and dance movements to develop aerobic power, proper technique, contraindicated exercises, and periodized programming for maximal development of aerobic power. One hour lecture, two hours lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 319  Coaching and Officiating of Soccer     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Theory, fundamentals, and officiating of soccer includes FIFA laws of the Game, skill development, conditioning, strategies, and basic organizational techniques to coach and referee soccer. Two hours lecture, one hour lab. May require additional off-campus meetings.

PED 352  Fitness and Sports Nutrition     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic nutrition principles to help promote and maintain health throughout a life cycle. Students will examine the relationship between physical activity, proper nutrition, sports performance and overall wellness. Students will learn what foods are needed for healthy lifestyles and peak performance. Students will also learn how proper nutrition maximizes physical performance in exercise and sports contexts. This course strengthens health promotion and disease prevention through increased knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. This class provides information to students in developing healthy lifestyle choices.

PED 370  Methods in Teaching Health and Physical Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Includes health/physical education content at the collegiate level, as well as methods and materials for the school settings. The physical education major will receive health methods K-12 and the elementary classroom majors will receive health and physical education methods K-6. Prerequisite(s): PED 101 and official admittance to the teacher education program.

PED 374  Psychology Of Sport     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Emphasizes the psychology and sociology of the sports participant from the standpoint of participant's behavior toward other individuals and groups. Prerequisite(s): PSY 101.

PED 375  Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: To develop an understanding of sport not only from a sociological perspective but also from a social creation standpoint. This course will examine the socially created realities of sport and will provide a critical analysis of sport at all levels (informal and organized youth, interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional). Emphasis is placed on gender, race, economic, media, and political issues in sport.

PED 380  Rhythms and Creative Movement for Elementary School     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Designed to teach elementary teachers how to approach the use of rhythms as a means for developing neuromuscular growth and body space awareness; uses a variety of musical styles and rhythmic devices to develop a knowledge in movement exploration including body awareness, space utilization, time, and energy change. Students will be required to meet off-campus for teaching experience. Elementary education majors may not take the course until officially admitted to the teacher education program. Students will be required to meet off-campus for teaching experience.

PED 381  Outdoor Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A methodology course with an emphasis on establishing learning experiences in natural environments through varied disciplines of study. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

PED 382  Elementary School Physical Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Fundamental skills, sports, and games for the elementary school physical education program. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. May meet off-campus for micro teaching experiences in an elementary school; may have one teaching experience at night.

PED 383  Adapted Physical Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Theory and methods of programming activities for handicapped students; recognition of, prevention of, and practical experience with structural deviations from normal body mechanics.

PED 385  Athletic Training     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Prevention and care of common athletic injuries, protective equipment, and training methods. Prerequisite(s): BIO 250.

PED 386  Prevention, Intervention and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course examines the evolution of AIDS and STD's as well as modes of transmission, disease progression, and the risk factors involved in pathogenic exposure. In addition, screening procedures and treatments are addressed. Prerequisite(s): BIO 101 or BIO 105 and junior standing.

PED 387  Current Issues in Health Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course is designed to critically analyze research and literature in health education. The range of topics for discussion will include literature from popular readings to scientific reports from referred journals.

PED 388  Community Health     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course examines the issues and problems that exist within the political, social, cultural and economic dimensions of community health.

PED 391  Personal and Environmental Health     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

Course Description: This course addresses personal and environmental health issues and concerns as they relate to physiological and psychological well-being. Responsibility and decision making skills pertinent to health behaviors are also included. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PED 101.

PED 392  Child Growth and Motor Dev     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The study of humans from conception to maturation dealing with the pattern of growth involved in the physical and mental process. This course will focus on the four domains of growth (Physical (Motor), Cognitive, Social and Emotional) with a specific emphasis on Motor Development / Motor Learning. The main purpose is to develop understanding of experimental and experiential factors concerning developmental factors that affect a person's skills and abilities in all four domains across the lifespan.

PED 393  Measurement in Physical Education     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Methods in evaluation of the product and process; special emphasis on physical fitness, motor ability, posture, and specific sports skills; applicable to elementary, secondary, and adult populations. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 110 or higher.

PED 395  Intramural Management     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Organization and administration of intramural and extramural activities. Assistance in the intramural program is required. One hour lecture, two hours lab.

PED 401  Graded Exercise Testing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Examines the principles of exercise testing, the methods of conducting a graded exercise test, collection and calculation of test data in a sequential manner and interpretation of information so obtained. Offers a basic understanding of the normal physiological adaptations to chronic exercise and the electrophysiology of electrocardiography. Three hours lecture, one hour lab. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PED 304.

PED 420  Senior Seminar in Physical Education     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Practical preparation for the profession including job seeking techniques, resume and portfolio building, interviewing techniques, professional organizations and membership benefits, and visits from professionals in the field. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and a grade of C or higher in all PED courses required in the major or concurrent enrollment.

PED 430  Field Experience in Health and Exercise Science     Credits: 9

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A 400 hour internship with an agency related to Health and Exercise Science to develop and utilize skills learned in the classroom. Prerequisite(s): Senior status; a grade C or higher in all PED courses in the core including PED 401; completion of all departmental application requirements; and agency acceptance of the intern.

PED 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the major-minor declaration in physical education, a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in the major field, and/or departmental approval.

PED 451  Research in Health and Exercise Science     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Original research in areas related to Health or Exercise Science. Students will be guided in the development of research ideas and problem statements, literature reviews, testing methodology, data collection, and interpretation of results. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing, and a grade of C or higher in PED 393.

PED 480  Practicum in Physical Education     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Individualized in-depth study of a subject in which the student is particularly interested. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and consent of department chairperson and offered only to HPER majors.

PED 481  Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: Practical teaching experience of children aged eight to twelve in lifetime sports and adventure activities. Can be repeated for credit. Students cannot repeat the same sports camp for credit.

PED 485  Athletic Training II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Methods of athletic injury mechanisms and evaluative techniques of athletic injuries. Knowledge and understanding of modalities, therapeutic techniques, and rehabilitation programs of athletic injuries. One hour lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PED 385.

Recreation Sport Management (RSM)

RSM 220  Introduction to Recreation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: History and foundations of organized recreation including objectives, responsibilities, scope, and economic and social aspects; tours of specific recreation agencies. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

RSM 230  Recreation: Field Experience I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Practical, exploratory view of three recreation agencies from an on-the-job perspective. One hour lecture, five hours lab. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RSM 220.

RSM 283  Introduction to Research Methods in Recreational Sport Management     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to basic research in recreation or sport management. Individual and team projects involving methods for solving recreation or sport management-related research problems. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the department.

RSM 300  Philosophy and Leadership in Recreation Administration     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Analyzes fundamental philosophical concepts and the influence on personal leadership and management techniques as they relate to working with people and leisure organizations.

RSM 322  Social Recreation     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Principles and techniques of administering and conducting social events; emphasizes planning, discussion, demonstration, and participation.

RSM 323  Program Planning in Recreation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Basic principles and practices in planning recreation programs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RSM 220.

RSM 325  Recreation Law for the Practitioner     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist individuals in developing a "safety conscious" attitude toward leisure programming and to learn procedures that will aid them in risk management -- planning to reduce the incidence of injuries/lawsuits.

RSM 326  Recreational Arts, Crafts, and Music     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Surveys various arts, crafts, and music involved in recreation settings. Students must furnish their own supplies. One hour lecture, two hours lab.

RSM 330  Recreation: Field Experience II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Supervised leadership assignment in a leisure agency leading to a deeper conceptual view of intended professional aspirations. One hour lecture, eight hours lab. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management program, a grade of C or higher in RSM 230, minimum overall GPA of 2.2, and 20 supplemental preparation hours.

RSM 335  Instructor of Initiatives     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the many aspects of being an instructor of initiative activities. The course will also provide the student with knowledge of how to build and construct different types of initiative and safety concerns.

RSM 340  Interpretive Services in Parks and Recreation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Designed to apply a comprehensive interpretive program in parks and recreation. Development of an understanding of the principles and practices of stewardship and use of natural resources and the ability to interpret them to the general public, particularly as related to the public's role in stewardship. Application of the principles and practices basic to the effective management of recreation users in natural resources settings will be stressed.

RSM 342  Resorts, Parks, Recreation Areas and Facilities     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Designed to provide a variety of theoretical and applied learning experiences to develop an understanding of the principles and procedures for planning, designing, developing and evaluating parks and recreation services, resources, areas and facilities. Understanding the ability to promote, advocate, interpret, and articulate the concerns of parks and recreation service systems for all populations and services.

RSM 343  Promotion of Sport and Recreation Agencies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Defines and analyzes the fundamentals of marketing in the sport and recreation fields. Emphasis is placed on the development of a marketing plan and a sponsorship proposal.

RSM 344  Adventure Travel and Tourism Development     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Understanding the role of adventure travel and tourism and the economic importance it plays in American Society. Implication for adventure travel and tourism programming and entrepreneurism. Course emphasis will be placed on the development of economics through adventure travel tourism development for the preservation of natural and cultural resources.

RSM 360  Commercial Recreation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Basic steps of initiating and conducting a commercial recreation enterprise; designed to offer students practical experience in starting a business. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

RSM 365  Introduction to Special Populations     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Leisure needs and methods of serving various groups in a society; populations include the aged, the ill, the disabled, the disadvantaged, and those in penal institutions.

RSM 420  Seminar in Recreation     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Practical preparation for the profession including job-finding skills, interview techniques, values of recreation association, and visits from field professionals. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management program, senior standing, and a grade of C or higher in all RSM core courses (except RSM 430).

RSM 424  Organization and Administration of Leisure Agencies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The internal operation of leisure organizations including staffing, finance, public relations, areas and facilities, decision making, and problem solving. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management program, senior standing, and a grade of C or higher in RSM 220, RSM 300, RSM 323, and RSM 325.

RSM 430  Recreation: Field Experience III     Credits: 9

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Full-time internship with a leisure agency to develop and utilize skills learned in the classroom. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management; must be senior standing; complete 31 hour core with C or higher in all core courses; fulfilled the application requirements with the department for the course to be submitted the semester prior to enrolling; and earned a minimum 2.5 GPA in the major.

RSM 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the major-minor declaration in recreation, a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in the major field, and/or department approval.

RSM 480  Practicum in Recreation     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: An individualized in-depth study of a subject in which the student is particularly interested. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and consent of department chairperson and offered only to HPER majors.

Hong Choi (2007) Associate Professor, Recreation. B.A., Yon Sei University; M.S., United States Sports Academy; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Regan Dodd (2012) Assistant Professor, Physical Education. B.S., M.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University; M.B.A., Baker University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Britton Johnson (2009) Associate Professor, Physical Education. B.S., Albion College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Walden University.

Marla Jones (2015) Assistant Professor, Physical Education. B.S., M.S., Arkansas State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

Justin Kraft (2007) Chairperson and Associate Professor, Physical Education. B.S., Jamestown College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., University of Alabama.

K. Gregory Kriewitz (1998) Instructor, Physical Education. B.S., M.S., Central Missouri State University.

Sergio Molina (2015) Assistant Professor, Physical Education. B.A., Wichita State University; M.S., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Linda Oakleaf (2015) Assistant Professor, Recreation. B.S., Western Carolina University; M.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

William Russell (2005) Associate Professor, Health. B.A., Cleveland State University; M.S., Ball State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Gerald Small (2013) Instructor, Physical Education. B.S., Wake Forest University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.