Physical Education (PE)

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PE-103   SurfingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): OUTDR

Students will learn the basic skills, history, etiquette, and strategy of surfing. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to surfing. The analysis of skills, etiquette, safety considerations, and strategy will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Outdoor Pursuits(Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode. Student must know how to swim and will be tested by the instruction on their swimming ability.

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PE-104   BikingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): OUTDR

Students will learn the basic skills, safety, maintenance, and strategy for bike riding. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to riding and maintaining a bike. The analysis of skills, rules, safety considerations, and strategy will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Outdoor Pursuits(Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-105   BowlingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): PERF

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for ten-pin bowling. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to ten-pin bowling. The analysis of skills, rules, safety considerations, and strategy of play will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-110   SwimmingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AQUA

Provides a comprehensive foundation for recreational swimming. Students will learn and practice skills associated with proper stroke development, water safety, and improved general fitness. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Aquatics (individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-112   Lifeguard Certification/Water SafetyCredits: 2   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AQUA

Lifeguard Certification and Water Safety will prepare the student to work as a pool lifeguard. Upon completing the course the student will be able to take American Red Lifesaving and Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer exams. If the student properly performs all required skills and passes all written examinations with a score of 80% or higher the student will earn the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Aquatics(Individual). This is a pass/fail course. Student must know how to swim and will be tested by the instruction on their swimming ability.

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PE-114   Advanced SwimmingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): AQUA

Develop and practice advanced stroke technique and create swimming workouts. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Aquatics(Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode. Student must know how to swim and will be tested by the instruction on their swimming ability.

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PE-116   BadmintonCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): PERF

Learn basic skills, history, rules and strategy for a single and double game in badminton. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (dual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-117   Ballroom Dance ICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): RHYTH

Provides a comprehensive foundation for both men and women to successfully perform on any social dance floor. Students will learn the introductory steps to Foxtrot, English, the Viennese Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, and the Charleston. A minimum of 5 step patterns per dance will be introduced. Students will practice dance etiquette and social skills, leading to increased confidence for social dancing and improved fitness. In addition, "partner" dance positions and keeping music tempos will be addressed. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Rhythmic (dual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode. Also listed as DA-117.

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PE-118   Ballroom Dance IICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): RHYTH

Provides a comprehensive foundation for both men and women to successfully perform on any social dance floor. Students will learn introductory steps of the Hustle, Salsa, and Tango. Intermediate/advanced skills of the Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and East Coast Swing will be taught. A minimum of eight step patterns per dance will be introduced. Students will practice dance etiquette and social skills, leading to increased confidence for social dancing and improved fitness. In addition, "partner" dance positions and keeping music tempos will be addressed. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Rhythmic (dual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode. Also listed as DA-118.

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PE-119   Golf ICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Introduces the basic golf fundamentals, such as basic swings, equipment, rules, terms of the game, drills, etiquette, and playing the course. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-120   Golf IICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Practicing more advanced skills in golf and playing the course. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-122   Ultimate FrisbeeCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): GAMES

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for ultimate frisbee. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety considerations, and strategy of play will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Games and Sports (team). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-125   TennisCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for a singles and doubles game in tennis. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (dual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-126   Tennis IICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Practicing more advanced skills and learning technique and tactics in singles and doubles games in tennis. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (dual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-127   VolleyballCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): GAMES

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for playing the team sport of volleyball. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Games and Sports (team). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-128   YogaCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): RHYTH

Students will learn and practice basic styles of Hatha Yoga. A combination of asanas (physical postures), breathing techniques and relaxation/meditation methods will help students improve fitness levels, reduce stress and enhance mind-body awareness. Emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment and exercise safety. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Rhythmic (individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-130   BasketballCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): GAMES

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for playing the team sport of basketball. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Games and Sports (team). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-131   SoccerCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): GAMES

Students are provided with learning experiences that will serve as a basic foundation for teaching the team sport of soccer. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Games and Sports (team). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-132   SoftballCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): GAMES

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for playing the team sport of softball. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Games and Sports (team). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-142   PilatesCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): RHYTH

Students will apply the principles of Pilates exercises to improve the strength, flexibility and endurance of the core muscles. Consistent Pilates exercise practice will help to improve posture, balance, and coordination; relieve pain and tension; and enhance athletic performance. Students will learn and practice the proper form and technique for a variety of Pilates exercises. Emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment, mind-body awareness and exercise safety. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Rhythmic (Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-143   Endurance RunningCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): OUTDR

Working together to develop and achieve individual endurance running goals while cultivating a life-long love of running in a low-stress, social atmosphere. Pre-and post-run discussions focus on select topics about the history, science, and culture of running. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Outdoor Pursuits (Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-144   T'ai ChiCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): RHYTH

Students will improve health, mental focus and overall well-being through the practice of QiGong and T'ai Chi. Often called "meditation in motion," this ancient Chinese form of exercise blends graceful flowing movements with breathing and relaxation techniques. Students will learn proper form and technique for a variety of movements, eventually combining them into a simplified adaptation of the Yang Short form of T'ai Chi. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of T'ai Chi and QiGong to reduce stress and anxiety. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Rhythmic (Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-156   AerobicsCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): RHYTH

Learn and practice low-and high-impact aerobic activities. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Rhythmic (Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-161   Self DefenseCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Designed to give the student an opportunity to experience physical activity through martial arts training at an introductory level. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-163   Weight TrainingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Students will develop and practice an individualized, weight-training program using free weights and resistance machines. Proper training techniques, exercise safety and improvement of health and fitness will be emphasized. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-168   Stress Reduce RelaxCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Learn and practice breathing, progressive relaxation, visualization, autogenic training, and other relaxation techniques to reduce your stress. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (Individual). This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, students must earn the specified amount of points required in three evaluation categories: participation, performance assessment, and a teaching episode.

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PE-198   Special Topics in Physical EducationCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject in physical education to be announced prior to registration. If a prerequisite is required it will be announced in the course schedule.

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PE-199   Independent Study in Physical EducationCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Focus on an area in Physical Education under the direction of a Physical Education faculty member. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.

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PE-201   First Aid/CPR/AED CertificationCredits: 2   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): PERF

Safety problems that affect the individual, the community, and the nation: a standard course in first aid, including adult, child, and infant First Aid/CPR/AED. If the student attends all courses, properly performs all required skills and passes all written examinations, the student will earn the American Red Cross Adult/Child/Infant First Aid/CPR/AED Certification. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Individual-Performance Activities (Individual). This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-203   Instructional Strategies In Physical Education and HealthCredits: 3   

Co-requisite(s): PE-103 or a higher level physical education skills course to support application of content and a reflective cycle

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HEPE

This course is designed to introduce future professionals to effective teaching strategies and skills within the context of physical education and health. Grounded by national and state teaching standards, this course emphasizes academic language, curricular models, instructional styles, short- and long-term planning and implementation, instructional and managerial skills reflective practices, and professional responsibility. Lecture sessions are focused upon conceptual foundations of teaching physical education and health. Laboratory sessions devoted to "hands-on," practical applications and observational assessment of lecture concepts in a controlled environment with peers and children.

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PE-215   Fitness Concepts and MeasurementsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL, HEPE

A comprehensive study of wellness and fitness and will include scientific principles and practical applications of exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. The health- related fitness components, heart health, stress management, nutrition, weight management, and cancer prevention will be examined. Particular emphasis will be placed on the analysis of personal fitness and wellness status, and will lead to the creation and implementation of a behavior change program. Delivered in a lecture/practical performance format.

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PE-222   International Outdoor Adventure EducationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FLT, GU, HE.EL, HEPE, OUTDR

This faculty-led study abroad course is designed to introduce students to a variety of outdoor adventure activities in foreign countries while promoting cultural and global understanding. Lecture sessions at Monmouth University in the beginning of the course will highlight content knowledge related to outdoor adventure education, the theories and best practices for developing an outdoor adventure program, and students will explore their individual and collective responsibilities through analytical, practical, or creative responses to issues facing a globally interconnected society. While abroad, students will experience and reflect upon similarities and differences between a host of issuers (i.e., customs, norms, historical influences, language, religion, standard of living, food, art, music, dance, etc.) within the United States and the destination country. Students will describe how they see themselves within the context of that diversity and explore opportunities to interact in a global world. Student must pay additional travel expenses. This course also counts as a Physical Activity Skills Course. Skills Course: Outdoor Pursuits (Individual).

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PE-290   Open Water Scuba Certification CourseCredits: 2   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): MEBP, OUTDR

The Open Water Scuba Certification course entails completion of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water Diver course, the world's most popular scuba course. Completion of this course leads to PADI scuba certification as an open water diver. This course is a physical activity skills course. Skills course: Outdoor Pursuits(Individual). This is a pass/fail course. Limited to 8 students. Also listed as BY-290.

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PE-310   Sport and Exercise PsychologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): EN-101, EN-102, and PY-103

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL, HEPE, WT

Explores the psychological determinants and consequences of physical activity, with an emphasis on psychological factors relevant to enhancing sport performance. Students will also analyze key theories in exercise psychology in order to understand exercise's influence on psychological health outcomes.

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PE-320   Exercise PhysiologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): BY-111 or BY-211 and BY-112 or BY-212 and 3 credits from subject MA except MA-050, MA-100 and MA-103

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL

A scientific foundation for understanding the physiological response and adaptation to exercise training. A comprehensive study of basic theories and practical applications of exercise physiology principles to physical education and sports performance. Focus on metabolic, cardiovascular-respiratory, neuromuscular-skeletal and endocrine systems as they relate to acute and chronic responses to exercise. Environmental concerns, cardiovascular disease risk factors and the immune response to exercise.

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PE-330   Biomechanics and KinesiologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): MA-105 or higher and BY-111 or BY-211 and BY-112 or BY-212

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL

Introduction to the major principles of biomechanics, providing students with foundational knowledge that allows for the systematic analysis of human movement. Emphasis is placed on analyzing key forces and movement in the context of sport and exercise.

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PE-340   Motor Development and LearningCredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): BY-111, BY-112 and 3 credits in Math except MA-050, MA-100, MA-101 or MA-103

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of motor learning and development changes in human movement that occur over the lifespan. Basic research findings and applications of general human growth principles are discussed in relation to the development and acquisition of motor skills. Emphasis will also be placed on theoretical foundations for understanding motor learning principles that can be applied to the teaching and learning of physical activities.

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PE-350   Physical Activity in Afterschool ProgramsCredits: 4   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX3, HE.EL, HEPE

This experiential education service learning course is designed to introduce students to best practices for promoting physical activity in afterschool programs in accordance with theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence associated with movement competencies, physical activity engagement, and prosocial skills for children. Lecture sessions will highlight pedagogical content knowledge related to the facilitation of standards-based, developmentally-appropriates physical activity opportunities for children. Service learning sessions will provide opportunities for students to apply content via planning and facilitating physical activity in an afterschool program.

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PE-351   Prevention and Care of Athletic InjuriesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): HE.EL, HEPE

Basic information and skills for the care and prevention of athletic injuries.

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PE-360   Principles of CoachingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL, HEPE

A comprehensive introduction to the principles, knowledge, and skills that support effective coaching decisions and actions. This course combines national standards, sport science theory and research findings, with practical knowledge and best practices of expert coaches related to the five essential categories of coaching education and professional practice. An emphasis will be placed on the principles of coaching, behavior, teaching, physical training, and management. Ten hours of volunteer/observation are required in a local youth sport environment which can be completed across weekdays and weekends.

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PE-389   Internship in Health and Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised, pre-professional field experience in health and physical education. The student will secure an internship site related to his/her interests and career goals. Potential internship sites include health and fitness clubs, community wellness agencies, coaching opportunities, hospitals, corporations, and private services. The student will work 50 hours per credit per term at his/her internship site. Students are required to obtain a faculty sponsor, develop learning objectives at the start of their internship, keep a journal of their internship activities throughout their placement, and write a final paper reflecting upon their internship experience. Also listed as HE-389. This is a pass/fail course. Junior standing (and others by permission of a faculty advisor), placement opportunity and approval by the Health and Physical Education Department are required to take this course. Limited to Physical Education majors only. Satisfies the Experiential Education General Education requirement.

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PE-398   Special Topics in Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in physical education to be announced prior to registration. If a prerequisite is required it will be announced in the course schedule.

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PE-399   Independent Study in Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Reading and research on a selected topic under the direction of a Physical Education faculty member. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.

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PE-410   Exercise Testing and PrescriptionCredits: 4   

Prerequisite(s): HE-101, PE-320 and PE-330

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HEPE

Provides the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for assessing the health and physical fitness profile and developing effective exercise programs for healthy individuals and those with controlled chronic diseases.

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PE-411   Adapted Physical Education and HealthCredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): PE-350 or permission of the instructor

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): CD, HE.EL, HEPE

This course introduces students to best practices for teaching individuals with disabilities skills related to health and physical education. Provides basic information on disabling conditions and on how to provide adapted physical education and health programs based upon an individual's assessed needs. It will also introduce students to best teaching practices for providing access to physical education and health curriculum for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. A clinical experience is an integral part of the course providing in school settings to gain practical experience in screening and assessment; identification, selection, and prescription of appropriate exercise programs and in teaching health to students with disabilities. Travel to and from the clinical site is the responsibility of the students.

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PE-489   Internship in Health and Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised, pre-professional field experience in health and physical education. The student will secure an internship site related to his/her interests and career goals. Potential internship sites include health and fitness clubs, community wellness agencies, coaching opportunities, hospitals, corporations, and private services. The student will work 50 hours per credit per term at his/her internship site. Students are required to obtain a faculty sponsor, develop learning objectives at the start of their internship, keep a journal of their internship activities throughout their placement, and write a final paper reflecting upon their internship experience. Limited to Physical Education majors only. Satisfies the Experiential Education General Education requirement. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-499   Independent Study in Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Reading and research on a selected topic under the direction of a Physical Education faculty member. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.