2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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PE 113 Aquatics/Gymnastics 2 cr.  (0-0-4)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: HPE 110.

Students learn the skills, techniques and teaching aspects of elementary aquatics and gymnastics. Focus is on the analysis of skills, progressions, error analysis and correction.

PE 205A Folk Dance as a Cultural Experience 1 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department.
  • Co-requisites: HP 205A Folk Dance
Focuses on understanding movement and music as it relates to understanding a culture or cultures. Students will learn about folk dance from a perspective of cultural and cross-cultural communications, societal purposes of dance, body language, etiquette and rhythmic expression.
PE 211 Dance Survey 2 cr.  (0-0-4)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: HPE 110 and HPE 112.

Students learn the skills, techniques and teaching aspects of educational dance suitable for 5-12 programming. Focus is on the analysis of skills, progressions, error analysis and correction.

PE 212 Anatomical and Mechanical Assessment of Human Movement 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: HPE 110 and HPE 120.

Overview of basic human body structures and functions appropriate for beginning students of physical education. Fundamental concepts concerning the interaction of biological and mechanical aspects of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Emphasis on practical application to study and teaching of skilled movement.

PE 213 Physiology of Sport and Fitness 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: HPE 110 and HPE 120.

Introduction to physical fitness and the role of exercise in health, wellness and sport. Focus on understanding the concepts, principles and guidelines necessary for fitness programming. Emphasis on material to be used at the K-12 level.

PE 250 Evaluation of Coaching Performance 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall, Even Years

This course is designed to challenge the student to critically examine coaching and techniques that they have experienced previously and learn new systems within their fields. The course will introduce students to national coaching standards and analyze coaching practices.

PE 300 Technology in Human Performance 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter

The purpose of this course is to familiarize and enhance the technology skills in physical education, coaching, fitness, and other areas of human performance. The course includes personal computer use in creating materials to enhance instruction, assessment, promotion, advocacy, and areas of research. Also included is exposure to other instructional technologies and software/internet programs found useful in the educational setting. 

Notes: This course cannot be repeated for credit.
PE 318 Motor Learning and Secondary School Physical Education 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: HPE 110, HPE 120, and junior standing.

Course focuses on secondary school physical education including innovative programming ideas. Motor learning concepts are integrated into the course content both theoretically and in an applied manner. Work with secondary students is an integral part of the course.

PE 340 Foundations of Educational Athletics 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter

The MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program (CAP) is an educational program geared to assist coaches in their growth and development as they advance in the field of educational athletics. Completion of this course will result in Coaches Advancement Program Level 1 and 2 Certification (beginner certification). CAP certification demonstrates minimum competence in the basic skills of coaching sports in compliance with the Michigan High School Athletic Association guidelines.

PE 345 Medical Aspects of Coaching 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: PE 212, PE 213, and HL 125.

This course is designed to help future coaches understand their role as a member of the athletic and sports medicine health care team. Students will learn how to develop and execute emergency action plans and apply basic first aid and mobilization techniques to a variety of common sport related injuries. This course will focus on the injuries related to the musculoskeletal system, the head & spine, as well as internal organs. Students will also learn current standard practice related to respiratory distress, and environmental conditions as they may affect safe athletic performance. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn basic common taping applications used with sport injury.

PE 346 Adapted Physical Education 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: HPE 110, HPE 120, and junior standing.

Focuses on the preparation of physical education teachers to assist handicapped students who are participating in segregated classroom settings and mainstreamed or inclusive education. Included is an introduction to a variety of handicapping conditions and related medical terminology commonly found within the K-12 educational setting.

PE 375 Sport, Film, and Society 3 cr.
  • Offered: Summer

This elective course is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of society through the exploration of issues relating to the world of sports. Beyond just the typical x’s and o’s, this course will examine deeper issues as they relate to character, history, ethics, race, and gender. We will do this through the viewing of multiple popular sport films and documentaries, online discussion forums, small writing assignments, and one culminating paper project.

PE 440 Advanced Principles of Athletic Coaching 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: PE 340.

This course is designed to facilitate the understanding and development of advanced principles in the field of athletic coaching. Particular emphasis in this course will be placed on the development of effective communication skills, management of team dynamics and athlete-centered coaching. These content areas will be examined through a transformational lens to encourage future leaders in sport to use the athletic platform to enhance the participants’ lives in sport and beyond.

Notes: This course cannot be repeated for credit.
PE 444 Perceptual-Motor Learning 2 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.
Development of an understanding of perceptual-motor phenomena in learning. Intended for physical educators and persons responsible for conducting programs for children with learning disabilities. Emphasis is on the scientific foundations of program development and activities that enhance perceptual-motor development.
PE 450 Theory of Sport 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: PE 250, PE 340, Senior standing or permission of instructor.

This course is designed to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of their chosen sport. The student will research the past and present day era of the game through coaching philosophy and systems. The principles of the sport from offense, defense, special teams (plays), strategy, individual skills, recruiting, rules, and regulations will be researched and analyzed.

PE 489 Related Arts: Dance, Music, Art 2 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.
Introduction to the elements of basic design in the three arts, with special emphasis on the relationship of music and art to dance. The course is intended for prospective and practicing teachers of school arts and humanities programs; for leaders of creative, therapeutic and recreational programs; and for upper-level students desiring interdisciplinary study in the fine and performing arts.
PE 491 Workshop in Physical Education 1-2 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.
Opportunities for concentrated study on selected professional content offered in a practical workshop format.