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The Minor in Physical Education

Course Requirements for the Minor: 27-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

Departmental approval is required before you begin course work for this minor. Consult with an academic advisor to plan your program carefully. For example, this minor may serve as part of a supplementary authorization to teach physical education.

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Basic functioning of the organ systems of the human body, including the brain and nervous system; vision and hearing; heart and circulation; blood and immunity; respiration, digestion and metabolism; muscles; excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001114)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
Anatomical and mechanical bases of human movement with application to more skillful and safe performance. Qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis are introduced. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006973)
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
This course is an in-depth study of the physiology of exercise. Emphasis will be placed on energy metabolism during exercise and its relationship to the circulatory, pulmonary, and neuro-endocrine systems. Practical application will be stressed through discussions of clinical exercise physiology, exercise prescription, environmental exercise physiology, exercise and disease, special populations, biological adaptation, and the biology of peak performance. Concepts will be reinforced through laboratory exercises. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006968)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A study of common disabilities found across the lifespan. Discussions are held about the historical and philosophical basis for adapted physical activity, and the impact of state and federal legislation. Analysis of the roles and responsibilities of the adapted physical education specialist and the inclusive educational environment also are examined. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with the disabled. 3 hours seminar. (015911)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
This course examines social and psychological principles, theories, and research related to physical education, sport, fitness and exercise behavior. It is designed to introduce one to embodied knowledge and psychosocial movement concepts and practices. Select topics will include exercise psychology, motivation, arousal, motor learning, stress, anxiety and competitive and cooperative behaviors of humans in individual, team, and group movement settings. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006898)
Theories of motor development, acquisition, and refinement of skills as well as skill themes and movement concepts are studied. Physical, neurological, and physiological principles and qualitative changes in motor skills occurring from infancy to preadolescence and adolescence to older adulthood are analyzed. 3 hours lecture. (006935)
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
This course explores the principles and concepts involved in learning motor skills and the conditions that can influence that learning. Topics may include open and closed loop systems, feedback, attentional focus, inverted u-theory, practice schedules,and many others. 3 hours lecture. (006939)

3 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is designed to present a knowledge base of physical education that includes the analysis of movement skills and movement patterns, physical fitness, and how physical education is inherently linked to health and wellness. Also studied in this course will be children's motor development and how emotional, cognitive, and social growth characteristics influence motor development. 3 hours lecture. (006877)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The philosophies and objectives, curriculum content (movement concepts and motor skills), and evaluative techniques for developmentally appropriate children's physical education are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (006892)
This course is designed for Single Subject majors and prospective teachers using a reflective approach to school based physical education. The course focuses on seven primary content areas to include teacher socialization, teaching/coaching role conflict, reflective teaching and learning, lifespan model of physical education, diversity and equity, and curriculum models. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006933)
This course provides prospective coaches with knowledge about the psychological factors and principles used in coaching, team dynamics, and the enhancement of athletic performance. 3 hours lecture. (006990)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course investigates individual and group behavior within sport, play, and games. Social psychological research, principles, and issues will be presented, including performance enhancement, personality, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, socialization, communication, attitudes, emotions, and cognitions relative to sport, play, and games. 3 hours lecture. (006993)
A study of common disabilities found across the lifespan. Discussions are held about the historical and philosophical basis for adapted physical activity, and the impact of state and federal legislation. Analysis of the roles and responsibilities of the adapted physical education specialist and the inclusive educational environment also are examined. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with the disabled. 3 hours seminar. (015911)
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
Theory and practice in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries commonly encountered in sport and competitive athletics. Concepts of injury recognition and management will be covered. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006902)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
This course examines social and psychological principles, theories, and research related to physical education, sport, fitness and exercise behavior. It is designed to introduce one to embodied knowledge and psychosocial movement concepts and practices. Select topics will include exercise psychology, motivation, arousal, motor learning, stress, anxiety and competitive and cooperative behaviors of humans in individual, team, and group movement settings. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006898)
Theories of motor development, acquisition, and refinement of skills as well as skill themes and movement concepts are studied. Physical, neurological, and physiological principles and qualitative changes in motor skills occurring from infancy to preadolescence and adolescence to older adulthood are analyzed. 3 hours lecture. (006935)
Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of coaching and performing in a team sport environment. One major project will be designed by each student. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (007007)
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.
Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of coaching and performing in an individual sport environment. One major project will be designed by each student. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (007008)
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
This course explores the principles and concepts involved in learning motor skills and the conditions that can influence that learning. Topics may include open and closed loop systems, feedback, attentional focus, inverted u-theory, practice schedules,and many others. 3 hours lecture. (006939)
This course is also offered as SOCI 346 .
This course examines the connections between sport and society, including socialization, values, education, deviance, the economy, and the media. Attention is given to the ways that gender, race, social class, sexuality, and the body influence sports, as well as recent controversial issues such as player and fan violence, and drug abuse among athletes. 3 hours lecture. (006942)
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
Methods of epidemiology are now being applied to sports performance, injury prevention and recovery, and exercise-related disease prevention. This course will cover observational study design and analysis, including elementary probability theory using Bayes rule, sampling, relative risk, odds ratio, data adjustment via elementary analysis covariance, and data extrapolation and prediction. 3 hours lecture. (006974)
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
Course is designed to offer sound, systematic training programs for those men and women who wish to apply strength and conditioning techniques to specific sports and/or physical activities. Various new and traditional weight training techniques and programs will be reviewed in light of desired outcomes for the individual participant in sports and physical activities. 3 hours lecture. (006959)
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309.
Students learn about developmentally appropriate physical education for youth in middle school (grades 6-8). Students also learn about the philosophies and goals/objectives, curriculum content, and evaluative techniques using sport activities such as lacrosse, team handball, ultimate frisbee, and disc golf. 2 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006893)
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
The course is designed for the prospective physical education teacher. Application of tests and measurements in the evaluation process will be defined. Included will be the evaluation of sport skill, motor ability, physical performance, and cardiovascular fitness. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006972)
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.
Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of administration/management of modern day physical education and athletic programs. Students will be systematically introduced to the meaning of management and the different styles of management in the conduct of specific programs such as intramurals, athletics, instructional programs, clubs, corporate fitness, etc. One major project will be designed by each student. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (007006)
Prerequisites: KINE 323.
Introduction to the essential principles and skills of exercise testing and prescription. Students acquire knowledge of and skill in risk factor and health status identification, fitness appraisal, and exercise prescription for low to moderate risk individuals and individuals with controlled diseases. Students demonstrate the ability to incorporate suitable and innovative activities that will improve an individual's functional capacity. In addition, advanced concepts of strength, flexibility and body composition are discussed. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (007023)
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
Introduction to research in biomechanics. Emphasis is on quantitative videographic techniques of sport and exercise activities. Other technological and bibliographic research methods are covered. 3 hours seminar. (007003)

Note: The following courses cannot be applied in more than one category above: KINE 315, KINE 320, KINE 321, and KINE 345.

Written Notice

Departmental approval is required before you begin course work for this minor. Approval can be obtained by providing written notice of your intention to declare this minor to the department office.

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