Physical Education & Health

The physical education and health program examines the many dimensions of health and human performance. The major goal of the program is to enable students to make informed health decisions. The program prepares students to become competent entry-level professionals, as well as advanced study candidates.

To achieve these outcomes, the student will analyze the structure and function of the human body, apply physiological and biomechanical concepts to human movement, examine the acquisition of motor skills, explore the multi-dimensional nature of the health and human performance discipline, examine ethical issues and culturally diverse values related to the discipline, achieve the specific physical skills required to be competent in their profession, acquire a lifelong quest for knowledge, and develop a commitment to act responsibly in one's profession and on behalf of one's community.

The physical education and health program offers varied opportunities for guided work experiences with schools, hospitals, sports medicine clinics, wellness centers, corporate fitness programs, and fitness facilities. These capstone opportunities allow students to express their multidisciplinary education by applying creative problem-solving and communication skills in professional settings.

Learning Outcomes

Athletic Training
Students who graduate with a concentration in athletic training will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proper prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, and documentation strategies used in athletic injury care;
  2. Demonstrate proper taping, wrapping, and protective equipment application for the athletic population;
  3. Demonstrate proper application of therapeutic modalities;
  4. Demonstrate proper emergency management skills required of an athletic trainer;
  5. Identify and demonstrate professional and ethical behavior of an athletic trainer.
Exercise Science
Students who graduate with a major in exercise science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed for physical activity programming and lifestyle modification techniques;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of history and broad content within exercise science and health topics and how that relates to health promotion;
  3. Demonstrate basic motor skills and patterns and apply a variety of concepts, theories, and methods common to human movement and health promotion;
  4. Apply the skills necessary to bridge the gap between theory and practice;
  5. Utilize statistical and measurement concepts to assess client performance and program effectiveness;
  6. Demonstrate professional and ethical decision-making skills and responsibility as it relates to health promotion and programming.
Physical Education and Health Studies
Students who graduate with a concentration in physical education and health studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge related to health;
  2. Analyze and describe performance concepts and strategies related to skillful movement and physical activity using task analysis activities;
  3. Demonstrate proper skills required for physical activities;
  4. Demonstrate proper evaluation and usage of assessment in implementing health enhancement programs;
  5. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior as it applies to health and sports programs.
Sport Management
Students who graduate with a concentration in sport management will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of sports in society, how it influences our culture, and how sports have been influenced by culture;
  2. Demonstrate the ability and knowledge to be a leader in a sports-related work setting;
  3. Identify and address ethical issues related to sports management and administration;
  4. Understand the concepts of finance an budget and be able to apply them to the sports economy;
  5. Use communication and technology skills effectively and appropriately within the sports-related environment.

Major in Physical Education & Health

Four concentrations are offered under the physical education health major:
Athletic Training
Exercise Science
Physical Education and Health Studies
Sport Management

Athletic Training Concentration

A minimum of 43 semester hours is required, including:
PEH 122: First Aid/ CPR/ Safety Education
PEH 181: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 182: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 204: Foundations of Human Structure and Functions
PEH 210: Health and Wellness
PEH 211: Nutrition
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 281: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 282: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 320: Biomechanics
PEH 322: Advanced Athletic Training
PEH 345: Fitness Science
PEH 356: Physiology of Exercise
PEH 425: Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
PEH 481: Athletic Training Field Practicum

Choose one of the following:
PEH 381: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 382: Athletic Training Field Practicum

Other related requirements:
PHA 247: Medical Terminology
PSY 101: General Psychology

(Note: BIO 321 may substitute for PEH 204.)

This program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level graduate program in athletic training that will lead to eligibility to sit for the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification examination.

Exercise Science Concentration

A minimum of 44 semester hours is required, including:
PEH 122: First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
PEH 210: Health and Wellness
PEH 211: Nutrition
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 315: Motor Learning
PEH 320: Biomechanics
PEH 343: Psychology of Physical Activity and Exercise
PEH 345: Fitness Science
PEH 356: Physiology of Exercise
PEH 412: Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Programs
PEH 441: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Enhancement and Exercise Science
PEH 450: Internship (8 semester hours)
PEH 490: Senior Seminar
Three semester hours chosen from PAC activities (in consultation with department faculty)

Choose one of the following:
BIO 321: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
PEH 204: Foundations of Human Structure and Function

Certification either as a health/fitness instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine or as a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association is strongly recommended.

Physical Education & Health Studies Concentration

A minimum of 35 semester hours is required, including:
PEH 122: First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
PEH 210: Health and Wellness
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 315: Motor Learning
PEH 320: Biomechanics
PEH 356: Physiology of Exercise
PEH 412: Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Programs
PEH 424: Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Sports
PEH 450: Internship (3 semester hours)
PEH 490: Senior Seminar

Choose one of the following:
PEH 106: Professional Activities I
PEH 107: Professional Activities II

Choose one of the following:
BIO 321: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
PEH 204: Foundations of Human Structure and Function

Four semester hours chosen from PAC activities. Six semester hours of electives approved by faculty in the program. This option requires a core of foundation courses with electives to be chosen dependent upon the student’s career goal.

Sport Management Concentration

A minimum of 38 semester hours is required, including:
ACC 210: Foundations of Accounting
BSA 101: Introduction to Business
BSA 303: Principles of Management
BSA 304: Principles of Marketing
BSA 362: Professional Sales
BSA/PEH 450: Internship
COM 306: Organizational Communication
ECO 205: Principles of Economics
ENG 325: Professional Writing
PEH 245: Introduction to Sports Management
PEH 300: Current Issues and Practices in Coaching
PEH 412: Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Programs
PEH 424: Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Sports

Major in K-12 Education

A minimum of 43 semester hours is required, including:
COM 102: Public Speaking
EDC 341: Methods and Materials: Teaching Health in the Elementary School
EDC 342: Methods and Materials: Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School
PAC 108: Swimming
PEH 106: Professional Activities I
PEH 107: Professional Activities II
PEH 122: First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
PEH 210: Health and Wellness
PEH 211: Nutrition
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 315: Motor Learning
PEH 320: Biomechanics
PEH 356: Physiology of Exercise
PEH 391: Field Practicum
PEH 412: Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Programs
PEH 420: Methods and Materials: Teaching Secondary Health Enhancement
PEH 441: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Enhancement and Exercise Science

Choose one of the following:
BIO 321: Human Anatomy and Physiology
PEH 204: Foundations of Human Structure and Function

This option meets Montana's health certification requirements. In addition, students must complete the professional education program for K-12 education majors as described in the "Education" section of the catalog. Students seeking an endorsement in K-12 physical education must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all required PEH courses, including prerequisites.

Minor in Physical Education & Health

Three concentrations are offered under the minor in physical education and health:
Athletic Training
Coaching
Physical Education & Health Studies

Minor in Athletic Training

A minimum of 25 semester hours is required, including:
PEH 122: First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
PEH 204: Foundations of Human Structure and Functions
PEH 210: Health and Wellness
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 281: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 322: Advanced Athletic Training
PEH 425: Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
PEH 481: Athletic Training Field Practicum

Choose one of the following:
PEH 381: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 382: Athletic Training Field Practicum

This option includes 600 hours working with a certified trainer.

Minor in Coaching

A minimum of 25 semester hours is required, including:
PEH 122: First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 300: Current Issues and Practices in Coaching
PEH 315: Motor Learning
PEH 320: Biomechanics
PEH 344: Sports Psychology
PEH 356: Physiology of Exercise
PEH 412: Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Program

Choose two of the following:
PEH 301: Officiating High School Sports
PEH 302: Basketball Coaching
PEH 303: Football Coaching
PEH 305: Track and Field Coaching
PEH 306: Volleyball Coaching
PEH 307: Baseball and Softball Coaching
PEH 311: Soccer Coaching

Many state education departments do not require a coach to be a certified teacher but do require that coaches meet qualification standards. This option prepares students to meet those qualification standards.

Minor in Physical Education & Health Studies

A minimum of 24 semester hours is required, including:
PEH 122: First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
PEH 204: Foundations of Human Structure and Function
PEH 210: Health and Wellness
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 320: Biomechanics
PEH 356: Physiology of Exercise
PEH 412: Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Programs
Three semester hours chosen from PAC activities

Choose one of the following:
PEH 106: Professional Activities I
PEH 107: Professional Activities II

3+2 Athletic Training Program

The 3+2 Athletic Training Program allows students to complete three years of course requirements at Rocky Mountain College and then transfer to MSU-Billings (MSU-B) and enroll in the two-year entry-level master's program in athletic training. After successful completion of the first year at MSU-B, the student will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from Rocky Mountain College. After completing the program at MSU-B, the student will be awarded the Master of Athletic Training degree. Students entering this program at RMC must major in exercise science and minor in athletic training and must complete the pre-requisites for the master’s program at MSU-B.

Required courses:
Exercise science:
PEH 122: First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
PEH 210: Health and Wellness
PEH 211: Nutrition
PEH 222: Beginning Athletic Training
PEH 315: Motor Learning
PEH 320: Biomechanics
PEH 322: Advanced Athletic Training
PEH 343: Psychology of Physical Activity and Exercise
PEH 345: Fitness Science
PEH 356: Physiology of Exercise
PEH 412: Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Programs
PEH 425: Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
PEH 441: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Enhancement and Exercise Science
PEH 450: Internship (8 semester hours)
Three semester hours of Physical Activity courses (PAC)

Choose one of the following:
PEH 181: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 182: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 281: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 282: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 381: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 382: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 481: Athletic Training Field Practicum
PEH 482: Athletic Training Field Practicum

Also required: 8 semester hours of anatomy and physiology

Note:
BIO 321: Human Anatomy and Physiology I requires the following courses as prerequisites: BIO 111 and BIO 112, or BIO 120, and CHM 101 and CHM 102.

- PEH Activities
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 1
Select from a variety of activities. A specific activity may be taken twice for credit. Pass/no pass grading. No more than eight PEH activity credits may count toward graduation. This rule does not apply to activities required in a PEH major.

PAC 101: Strength Conditioning for Football
PAC 102: Weight Conditioning for Football
PAC 103: Conditioning for Men's Basketball
PAC 104: Conditioning for Women's Basketball
PAC 105: Strength Conditioning for Skiers
PAC 106: Conditioning for Soccer
PAC 107: Conditioning for Volleyball
PAC 108: Swimming
PAC 109: Step/Pilates/Water Aerobics
PAC 110: Cardio Resistance Training
PAC 111: Karate
PAC 112: Team Activities
PAC 113: Racquet Sports
PAC 114: Scuba
PAC 115: Strength Training for Women
PAC 116: Fitness for Life
PAC 117: Hiking/Photography Weekend in Yellowstone
PAC 118: Bicycle in the Beartooths
PAC 119: Winter Break Ski Adventure
PAC 120: Leave No Trace Camping
PAC 121: Wilderness First Aid
PAC 122: Big Sky Ski Weekend
PAC 123: Red Lodge Ski Weekend
PAC 124: Beginning Ski/Snowboarding
PAC 125: Hot Springs/Geysers in Yellowstone
PAC 126: Rock Climbing
PAC 127: Cross Country Ski Weekend
PAC 128: Ice Climbing
PAC 129: Kayaking
PAC 130: Fly Fishing
PAC 131: Yoga
PAC 132: Beginning Tennis
ACC 210 - Foundations of Accounting
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the uses and limitations of accounting information, particularly from financial statements. Students will understand how to take information from the financial statements and make informed business decisions.
Prerequisite: BSA 101
BIO 321 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 4
A course requiring students to incorporate concepts from physics, chemistry, and biology to understand the interface between human structure and function and the regulatory mechanisms in play. Topics include tissue types, skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, and reproductive anatomy and physiology. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory session per week. Human cadavers are used in the laboratory.
Prerequisite: BIO 120 and CHM 101 and CHM 102. CHM 251 and CHM 252 and PHS 102 or PHS 202 are highly recommended.
BSA 101 - Introduction to Business
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
A beginning business course designed to introduce students to the areas of business study, including historical foundations of America's free enterprise system, ethics and social responsibility in the business setting, entrepreneurship, the legal structures of business, marketing, and general management.
BSA 303 - Principles of Management
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
Students examine the management functions and basic concepts and principles of management, including planning, organization, coordination, control, job design, and human resource management. Topics in human resource management include recruitment, selection, administration of personnel policies, and dismissals. This course is often required as a prerequisite for master’s-level business programs.
Prerequisite: ACC 210, ECO 205
BSA 304 - Principles of Marketing
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
This course studies the marketing process from product development through consumer purchase. The course includes examination of consumer buying behavior, marketing channels, physical distribution, pricing policies, and promotion along with their role in the marketing process.
Prerequisite: ECO 205
BSA 362 - Professional Sales
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 3
This course teaches the basic concepts required to become successful in the field of sales, focusing primarily on business-to-business selling. It includes such topics as understanding the sales cycle, how to make successful sales presentations, understanding the importance of relationships in the sales process, handling objections, and how to close.
Prerequisite: BSA 304
BSA 450 - Internship
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 1-12
Guided work experience and study of a professional nature in an established business, government agency, or other institution. Contract is required. A minimum of three semester hours is required, but no more than three semester hours will count toward the major.
Prerequisite: BSA 401
COM 102 - Public Speaking
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
This course examines key aspects of writing and delivering public speeches. Focal topics include audience analysis, speech organization, developing supporting materials, argumentation, and delivery. By the end of the course, students will have written and delivered informative, persuasive, and ceremonial speeches.
COM 306 - Organizational Communication
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 3
This course examines how communication occurs in large cooperative networks, especially in professional work settings. It focuses on the roles leadership, management, and conflict resolution play in larger organizations. By the end of the course, students will understand how the values and cultures of any organization emerge through communication.
Prerequisite: COM 102 or permission of instructor
ECO 205 - Principles of Economics
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
This course will introduce the principles of firm-level decision making, consumer choices and their rationale, differing forms of industry competition, and how market-clearing prices and quantities are determined in a market environment. Additionally, the students will gain an understanding of how the major participants in the economy interact and what drives economic growth, interest rates, and inflation. The possible impacts of a variety of fiscal and monetary policy choices will be presented to assist the student in understanding how those policies will impact incomes, employment, and trade for a country. At the completion of the course, the student should have a basic understanding of both the microeconomic and macroeconomic environments and their impacts on businesses and the general population.
EDC 341 - Methods and Materials: Teaching Health in the Elementary School
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
This course provides competency in the delivery and evaluation of planned learning programs for elementary school children. Content will include knowledge of the purpose and scope of a health curriculum, appropriate health topics, and lesson planning. Multimedia based learning will be examined.
Prerequisite: admission to the teacher education program
EDC 342 - Methods and Materials: Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
This course provides competency in the delivery and evaluation of planned learning programs for elementary school children. Content will include knowledge of the physiological, psychological, and motor developmental needs of elementary-age children and the implication for curriculum development and implementation. This course includes experience working with children in an on-campus Saturday morning program.
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program
ENG 325 - Professional Writing
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 3
This course teaches concepts, practices, and skills for communicating technical, scientific, or business-related information. Topics include understanding how people read, designing documents, incorporating graphics, writing about statistical results, rewriting, editing, and using the Internet. This course may be especially useful for non-English majors, providing them with the tools and techniques to communicate their messages effectively.
Prerequisite: ENG 119
PEH 100 - Varsity Sports
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 1
Students can elect to obtain credit for conditioning and participation in varsity sports.
PEH 106 - Professional Activities I
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce and direct students toward a level of proficiency in team sports activities, such as soccer and team handball, and individual sports activities, such as badminton and pickleball. Students are expected to show increases in, and are assessed on, their level of skill, knowledge of rules, and application of strategies within each activity.
PEH 107 - Professional Activities II
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce and direct students toward a level of proficiency in the following lifetime and fitness activities: orienteering, ultimate frisbee, cooperative activities, American Indian and multi-cultural games, fitness testing, and educational gymnastics. Students are expected to show increases in, and are assessed on, their level of skill, knowledge of rules, and application of strategies within each activity.
PEH 115 - Introduction to Wellness Concepts
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 1
Becoming fit and well affects the quality of one’s life. Through class sessions and activity labs, students evaluate their fitness and plan for and initiate change in their exercise habits. Additional topics include nutrition and weight management, risk factor analysis and control, and major wellness concerns.
PEH 122 - First Aid/CPR/Safety Education
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 2
This course focuses on the procedures and practices for emergency care in the case of accident or sudden illness and awareness of safety and accident prevention. Upon successful completion of this course, students earn certification in first aid through the American Red Cross and certification in CPR through the American Heart Association.
PEH 181 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 100 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Corequesite: PEH 222
PEH 182 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 100 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Corequesite: PEH 222
PEH 204 - Foundations of Human Structure and Function
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 4
Students examine the basic foundations and functions of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, and respiratory systems. Laboratory experiences focus on the nomenclature, structure, and function of these systems.
PEH 210 - Health and Wellness
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 4
Topics covered in this course include community/environmental health, consumer issues, death and dying, healthy lifestyles, infectious diseases, medical ethics, psychological health, risk factor management, sexuality, and substance abuse.
PEH 211 - Nutrition
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
This course focuses on the essential nutrients and their principal sources and functions; the assessment, analysis, and modification of dietary intake; the relationship between nutrition and fitness; and the stages of the life cycle. This is not a chemistry-based course.
PEH 222 - Beginning Athletic Training
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
Students learn procedures and practices in prevention, immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and sudden illness. Topics include taping, bandaging, and conditioning for athletic competition.
PEH 245 - Introduction to Sports Management
Semester: Fall; Even years
Semester hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the field of sports management that includes business aspects, an overview of the governance of both collegiate and professional sports, the role of sports managers, and an evaluation of sports management as a career.
PEH 281 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 200 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Corequesite: PEH 222
PEH 282 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 200 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Corequesite: PEH 222
PEH 299 - Independent Study
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 1-3
This course allows a superior student to devise and pursue independent study in an area agreed upon in consultation with, and supervised by, a faculty member. Students should be either a major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater.
PEH 300 - Current Issues and Practices in Coaching
Semester: Spring; Odd years
Semester hours: 2
Topics covered in this course include philosophy, sport psychology and sociology, and team management skills. Course includes ACEP certification materials.
PEH 301 - Officiating High School Sports
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
Students demonstrate knowledge and practical skills in officiating a minimum of three high school sports from the following: football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, and wrestling. Upon successful completion of the course, students can be certified by the Montana Officials Association, which permits immediate employment as middle school, high school, or youth sports officials.
PEH 302 - Basketball Coaching
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
Coaching theories of basketball are examined, including fundamentals, techniques, strategies, practice sessions, utilization of personnel, and the ethics of coaching.
PEH 303 - Football Coaching
Semester: Fall; Even years
Semester hours: 2
Coaching theories of football are examined, including skills, systems of play, practice sessions, strategies, conditioning, personnel utilization, off-season programs, and the ethics of coaching.
PEH 305 - Track and Field Coaching
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 2
Students examine the following topics: mechanical analysis of track and field events; conditioning and training methods; teaching, coaching, and officiating techniques including practical experience in these areas; and management of track and field meets.
PEH 306 - Volleyball Coaching
Semester: Fall; Even years
Semester hours: 2
This course covers mechanical analysis and study of coaching theories, including but not limited to, skills, strategies, and systems of play.
PEH 307 - Baseball and Softball Coaching
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 2
Theories of coaching baseball and softball are examined, including skills, strategies, practice sessions, conditioning, teaching, and coaching the young athlete.
PEH 311 - Soccer Coaching
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 2
Theories of coaching soccer are examined, including skills, strategies, practice sessions, conditioning, teaching, and coaching the young athlete.
PEH 315 - Motor Learning
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
This course focuses on the factors that influence the learning of motor skills. Content includes features of skill development, processes of perception, and components of action as these relate to the acquisition and teaching of goal-directed movement. Practical application of theory is a central part of the course.
PEH 320 - Biomechanics
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 3
This course focuses on the principles of human movement. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the ability to analyze human motion in terms of improving human movement performance. Concepts of biological/mechanical aspects of musculoskeletal structures are also included.
Prerequisite: BIO 321 or PEH 204
PEH 322 - Advanced Athletic Training
Semester: Spring; Even years
Semester hours: 3
This course includes techniques of rehabilitation, use of modalities, advanced techniques of injury evaluation, advanced taping techniques, and administration and management of injuries; the course also provides hands-on experience under the supervision of an ATC (certified athletic trainer).
Prerequisite: PEH 204 or BIO 321, PEH 222, PEH 356, and approval of the program advisor
PEH 342 - Methods and Materials: Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 3
This course provides competency in the delivery and evaluation of planned learning programs for elementary school children. Content will include knowledge of the physiological, psychological, and motor developmental needs of elementary-age children and the implication for curriculum development and implementation. This course includes experience working with children in an on-campus Saturday morning program.
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program or permission of instructor; this course is for PE majors only
PEH 343 - Psychology of Physical Activity and Exercise
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to promote understanding of psychological theory, research, and intervention strategies in psychology of physical activity and exercise. In studying both theory and practice, students are expected to develop their own views and ideas within the realm of their chosen field. The exchange and development of ideas is encouraged and at the same time grounded in the current knowledge base in this field. Students are expected to undertake extensive reviews within various health fields.
PEH 344 - Sports Psychology
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 3
Sport psychology is the scientific study of people and their behavior in sport and is concerned with the psychological determinants of behavior in movement situations, as well as the psychological effects of sport engagement. This course will address the fundamental areas within sports psychology, including, but not be limited to, the following topics: motivation, attributions, imagery, goal setting, confidence, attentional focus, team cohesion, leadership, anxiety, and stress. Students taking this course will be expected to demonstrate understanding of, and the application of, the topic when coaching children and youth.
PEH 345 - Fitness Science
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 3
In this course students examine the various aspects of health-related fitness and the relationship of fitness to health. The course includes an individual fitness assessment, development of exercise programs, and proper exercise technique. Students become prepared for the American College of Sports Medicine certification exam as a health/fitness instructor.
Prerequisite: PEH 204, PEH 210, PEH 211
PEH 356 - Physiology of Exercise
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 3
Students explore the effects of exercise on the cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular systems. Physiological aspects of various training methods are examined. Laboratory experience is included.
PEH 381 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 200 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Prerequisite: PEH 281 or PEH 282
Corequesite: PEH 322
PEH 382 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 200 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Prerequisite: PEH 281 or PEH 282
Corequesite: PEH 322
PEH 391 - Field Practicum
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 1
Forty-five hours of experience on the job are required for one semester hour of credit. Majors in the K-12 education concentration must register for one credit in consultation with the department.
PEH 412 - Management of Health Enhancement and Sport Programs
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 3
Students explore the organization, supervision, and administration of various health enhancement and sport programs.
PEH 420 - Methods and Materials: Teaching Secondary Health Enhancement
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 3
This course requires focused study and consultation with a public school physical education and health teacher or other acceptable professional. Hours will be arranged in consultation with the content area professor, the secondary education professor, the student, and the professional mentor. This course provides competence for delivery and evaluation of planned learning activities. Areas of concentration include emotional/mental health, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, weight control, community/environmental health, medical ethical issues, team and individual activities, lifetime sports, cooperative games, and fitness activities.
Prerequisite: admission to the teacher education program, senior standing, PEH 105, PEH 106, PEH 107, PEH 210, and PEH 211
PEH 424 - Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Sports
Semester: Spring; Odd years
Semester hours: 3
This capstone course covers issues of concern in sports today, such as substance abuse, gender issues, Title IX's impact on college sports, sportsmanship, standards of morality, questions of value, and rightness and wrongness.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
PEH 425 - Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
Semester: Spring; Odd years
Semester hours: 3
The modalities portion of this course presents the theoretical and applied principles and techniques for the application of modalities in sports injury care. The rehabilitation portion is designed to explain the principles and apply the techniques of rehabilitation as they relate to athletic injury.
Corequesite: PEH 322
PEH 441 - Measurement & Evaluation in Health Enhancement and Exercise Science
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
This course is designed to introduce students to, and engage them in, the process of measurement and evaluation as applied to the fields of health enhancement and exercise science. The course introduces students to the application of statistics, tests and measurement, report compilation, and interpretation of data. Students examine various types of assessment and test instrument design.
PEH 450 - Internship
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 1-12
This is a guided work experience in cooperation with an established health-related program. Forty-five hours of experience on the job are required for one hour of credit. Students in the exercise science option are required to earn seven credits in an off-campus program and one credit as a teaching assistant in PEH 115. The student must arrange the internship in agreement with the instructor and the Office of Career Services. Contract is required.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
PEH 475 - Advanced Theories of Strength Training and Conditioning
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
This course prepares students for the National Strength and Conditioning Association's certification exam as a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Prerequisite: PEH 122, PEH 222, PEH 320, PEH 345, PEH 356, and PEH 441
PEH 481 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 200 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Prerequisite: PEH 281 or PEH 282
Corequesite: PEH 322
PEH 482 - Athletic Training Field Practicum
Semester: Spring
Semester hours: 2
Students complete 200 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Prerequisite: PEH 281 or PEH 282
Corequesite: PEH 322
PEH 490 - Senior Seminar
Semester: Fall
Semester hours: 2
This course encourages senior students in health and physical education to develop job marketing and search skills, as well as prepare for graduate school or a professional career.
PEH 499 - Independent Study
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 1-3
This course allows a superior student to devise and pursue independent study in an area agreed upon in consultation with, and supervised by, a faculty member. Students should be either a major or minor and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
PHA 247 - Medical Terminology
Semester: On Demand
Semester hours: 2
Open to any student. This course assists those studying in the fields of medicine and health care. Through textbook readings and the use of Web-related tools, the principles of medical terminology will be described and applied. The course offers a broad introduction to concepts underlying medical terminology. Medical examples will illustrate concepts and methods. This course does not meet core curriculum requirements.
PSY 101 - General Psychology
Semester: Fall and Spring
Semester hours: 3
A survey of the field of psychology investigating such topics as learning, motivation, human development, personality, social psychology, and physiological psychology. In order to make inquiry into any academic discipline, the student must first learn the language and methodology of that discipline; the field of psychology is no exception. Therefore, this course will include the study of major psychological theories, terminology, and investigative methods, as well as limited opportunity to apply those methods.