University Bulletin 2017-2018

PE-Activity Courses

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  • PE 100
    Concepts of Health and Fitness
    3 cr

    An introductory course designed to show students the contributions of physical activity, nutrition, weight control, stress control, environmental conditions, and injury prevention to preventive health. Students learn how to evaluate themselves, their physical and nutritional needs and how to design individual programs for healthy living.

  • PE 101
    PE Activity -
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice of basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 102
    Weight Training
    1 cr

    A progressive resistance training course designed to improve muscular strength and endurance. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 103
    PE Activity -
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice of sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.

  • PE 104
    PE Activity -
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice of basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.

  • PE 105
    PE Activity -
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice of basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.

  • PE 106
    Gymnastics
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in gymnastic skills. A varying content course treating different skill levels in gymnastics. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 107
    PE Activity -
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice of basic sport and activity skills. A varying content course that gives students choices from designated semester offerings. May be repeated for credit. An additional fee will be charged for these activities.

  • PE 108
    Ballroom Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of ballroom dancing through demonstration, practice and partnering.

  • PE 109
    Swing Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of swing dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.

  • PE 110
    Dance -
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in dance. A varying content course treating different types of dance such as but not limited to social, folk, square, and dance performance. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 112
    Latin Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Latin dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.

  • PE 113
    Creative Dance
    1 cr

    An introduction to dance as an art form; the vocabulary for movement as a means of self-expression. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 114
    Aerobics
    1 cr

    Aerobic exercise is a physical fitness program that offers complete and effective conditioning. It involves jogging, jumping, lunging, kicking, and stretching to music.

  • PE 115
    Ballroom and Swing Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of ballroom and swing dancing through demonstration, practice and partnering.

  • PE 116
    Cajun and Swing Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Cajun and Swing dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.

  • PE 117
    Ballet
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in ballet. A varying content course treating the different skill levels of ballet with emphasis on correct body placement through barre and centre exercises. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 118
    Jazz Dancing
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in jazz dancing. A varying content course treating the various skill levels of jazz with emphasis on correct body placement through isolation and locomotor techniques. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 119
    Modern Dance
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in modern dance. A varying content course with exposure to various skill levels and modern dance styles. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 120
    Tennis - Basic
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in beginning and intermediate tennis. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 121
    Golf - Basic
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in beginning golf. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 122
    Bowling
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in beginning bowling. Requires special fee. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 123
    Archery
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in beginning archery. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 124
    Latin and Swing Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Latin and Swing dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.

  • PE 125
    Badminton
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in beginning and intermediate badminton. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 126
    Ballroom and Latin Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Ballroom and Latin dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.

  • PE 127
    Country West/Partner Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Country Western/Partner dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.

  • PE 128
    Dance Performance
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Dance Performance through demonstration and practice.

  • PE 129
    Folk and Square Dancing
    1 cr

    Knowledge, skills, and techniques associated with various forms of Folk and Square dancing through demonstration, practice, and partnering.

  • PE 130
    Beginning Swimming
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in beginning swimming and water safety. Participation fee required. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 131
    Intermediate Swimming
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in intermediate swimming and water safety. Participation fee required. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 132
    Step Aerobics
    1 cr

    A physical activity class which includes the instruction and practice of step aerobics. The course is designed to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance and improve coordination.

  • PE 133
    Muscle Toning and Conditioning
    1 cr

    Muscle Toning and Conditioning is a physical activity course in which the student, through active participation, will develop knowledge and skills sufficient to tone the body and improve cardiorespiratory fitness using weights, body bars, resistance tubes, and other equipment.

  • PE 134
    Karate I
    1 cr

    A beginning course in Karate designed to develop physical fitness, self-discipline, the fundamentals and techniques of blocking, punching, striking, kicking, and stances.

  • PE 135
    Karate II
    1 cr

    An intermediate course in Karate designed as a continuation of Karate I with the introduction of additional blocks, kicks, and footwork. Self-discipline and physical fitness continue to be stressed.

  • PE 136
    Karate III
    1 cr

    An advanced course in Karate designed as a continuation of Karate II with the addition of more advanced and versatile concepts of speed, distance, timing, and footwork. Vigorous training methods are used and self-discipline is stressed.

  • PE 138
    Tai Chi
    1 cr

    Tai Chi training presents basic concepts and techniques to enhance physical fitness and develop mental discipline for stress reduction and personal wellness.

  • PE 139
    Yoga
    1 cr

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of yoga theory, to teach safe yoga posture, and to help participants in developing balance and fitness, as well as manage stress wisely.

  • PE 141
    Softball
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in softball. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 142
    Volleyball
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in volleyball. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 143
    Basketball
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in basketball. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 144
    Soccer
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in soccer. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 145
    Jogging
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in the activity of jogging designed to improve cardiovascular endurance.

  • PE 146
    Bicycling
    1 cr

    An introductory course to bicycling for leisure and fitness emphasizing the selection and care of bicycles, safety concerns, apparel, route selection, bike handling skills, and development of a bicycle fitness program.

  • PE 147
    Racquetball
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in racquetball. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 148
    Intermediate Golf
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in intermediate golf. Demonstrable beginner golf skills necessary.

  • PE 149
    Ultimate Frisbee
    1 cr

    Fundamental skills, rules, and strategies with frisbees with opportunities for participation.

  • PE 155
    Martial Arts -
    1 cr

    Instruction and practice in various forms of Martial Arts. A varying-content course treating different skill levels of karate, judo, kung-fu etc. Requires special fee. May be repeated for credit.

  • PE 157
    ICA - Varsity Sports
    1 cr

    Restricted to members of South Alabama intercollegiate athletic teams by special permission of the respective coaches. Includes but not limited to basketball, soccer, baseball, track, golf, tennis, and volleyball. May be repeated for credit with exception of Education majors.

  • PE 158
    Life Skills - Student Athletes
    0 TO 1 cr

    This course is designed to help the student acquire specific tools and life skills necessary to be a successful student-athlete on the field, in the classroom, and in life. Modeled after the NCAA Champs/Life Skills program, the course explores and develops proficiency in the areas of: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development, and community service. The structure will be a combination of class lectures, group discussions, speakers, and activities. Prerequisites: Students enrolled in PE 158 must be an NCAA varsity student-athlete at the University of South Alabama.

  • PE 166
    Movement - Rhythms and Dev Act
    3 cr

    Movement exploration experiences, developmental games, rhythmic and dance activities are explained, developed and practiced. Clinical or field experience required.

  • PE 201
    Orientation to HPE
    3 cr

    An overview of the fields of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science. An introduction to the Department of HPELS followed by a survey of philosophical and historical aspects, and professional preparation standards of the specific fields.

  • PE 231
    ARC Lifeguard Training
    3 cr

    Prepares the student for American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR for the professional rescuer, and first aid certification. Emphasis is placed on emergency action plans, lifeguarding techniques and all forms of victim rescue. Prerequisite: Strong swimmers ONLY. See department secretary for specific skill requirements.

  • PE 278
    Sport and Human Behavior
    3 cr

    A study of the psychological and sociological aspects of sport and the relationship to human behavior.

  • PE 282
    Intro Athletic Training
    3 cr

    Survey of the basic techniques and practices of athletic training. Study includes prevention, recognition, care, and treatment of athletic injuries. Development of basic athletic training skills in the use of preventive and protective techniques of adhesive tape application.

  • PE 296
    Observ Athletic Training I
    1 cr

    An opportunity to observe and gain practical skills required in athletic training or the broad field of sports medicine. A minimum of 30 hours of clinical work and observation during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.

  • PE 297
    Observ Athletic Training II
    1 cr

    A continuation of PE 296 providing students with additional opportunity to observe and master practical skills required in athletic training or the broad field of sports medicine. A minimum of 30 hours of clinical work and observation during the afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.

  • PE 351
    Sports Skills
    3 cr

    The development of skills and the understanding of fundamentals and strategies in selected individual, dual, and team sports. Field experiences required. Proof of background check, fingerprinting and liability insurance is required. PE (P-12) majors only. Instructor permission is required.

  • PE 370
    Basic Motor Learning
    3 cr

    Study of the psychological, experimental, developmental, and social aspects of learning in the psychomotor domain.

  • PE 372
    Coaching Gymnastics
    3 cr

    History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating gymnastics.

  • PE 373
    Coaching Volleyball
    3 cr

    History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating volleyball.

  • PE 374
    Coaching Soccer
    3 cr

    History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating soccer.

  • PE 375
    Coaching Football
    3 cr

    History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating football.

  • PE 376
    Coaching Basketball
    3 cr

    History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating basketball.

  • PE 377
    Coaching Baseball
    3 cr

    History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating baseball.

  • PE 378
    Coaching Track and Field
    3 cr

    History, theory, and fundamentals of coaching and officiating track and field.

  • PE 380
    Kinesiology
    3 cr

    Theory and application of the mechanical and anatomical principles of human movement.

    Pre-requisite: (BMD 114 Minimum Grade of D or CLS 114 Minimum Grade of D or BLY 151 Minimum Grade of D) or BMD 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • PE 381
    Eval and Measurement in HPE
    3 cr

    Elementary statistical procedures, evaluation, and interpretation, and use of tests and other measurement devices in health and physical education.

  • PE 385
    Eval-Treatment Athl Injurie I
    3 cr

    A study of athletic injuries to the lower extremities and lumbar spine. Prevention, evaluation, and management of these injuries will be explored along with common surgical procedures associated with these sports related injuries and conditions.

  • PE 386
    Eval-Treatment Athl Injurie II
    3 cr

    Prevention, evaluation, and management of injuries to the head, neck, upper extremities, and the trunk will be discussed in detail. Field and clinical strategies for the identifications of signs and symptoms will be explored along with common surgical procedures used to treat upper extremity and axial injuries.

  • PE 396
    Practicum Athletic Training I
    1 cr

    A practical and clinical application of techniques utilized in the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries to the lower extremities and lumbar spine. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.

  • PE 397
    Practicum Athletic Training II
    1 cr

    A practical and clinical application of techniques utilized in the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries to the upper extremities, axial skeleton, thorax, and abdomen. A maximum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.

  • PE 428
    Portfolio Assessments
    0 cr

    Professional Portfolio Assessments will be collected and monitored.

  • PE 429
    School Lab Experience-PE
    0 TO 3 cr

    Professional laboratory experiences involving observation and participation at local public schools. Admission to teacher candidacy required.

    Co-requisite: PE 452
  • PE 430
    Student Teaching - Elem
    4 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered at the elementary level. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Admission to teacher candidacy required.

  • PE 450
    Student Teaching-Health and PE
    9 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the 6-12 Health Education and P-12 Physical Education programs. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Admission to teacher candidacy and completion of program and college prerequisites required.

    Pre-requisite: PRAXIS-Health Education 580( or PRAXIS-Health Education 145 or PRAXIS-Phys Edu Cont Knowledge 141 ) and (HS 460 Minimum Grade of C and HS 429 Minimum Grade of S and HS 340 Minimum Grade of C and PE 351 Minimum Grade of C and PE 452 Minimum Grade of C and PE 429 Minimum Grade of S)
  • PE 452
    Methods of Teaching PE - W
    3 cr

    Organizing materials and developing methods of teaching physical education in elementary, middle, and high schools. Field experiences required. Practical mini-teaching experiences in peer labs and local schools. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher candidacy. Co-requisite: PE 429.

    Co-requisite: PE 429
  • PE 460
    Student Teaching - SED
    1 TO 9 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems encountered in secondary schools. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Admission to teacher candidacy and completion of program and college prerequisites required.

    Pre-requisite: PRAXIS-Health Education 580( or PRAXIS-Health Education 145 or PRAXIS-Prin of Lrn/Teach 7-12 153 ) and HS 460 Minimum Grade of C and HS 340 Minimum Grade of C and HS 430 Minimum Grade of S
  • PE 461
    PE for Atypical Child-Youth
    3 cr

    Principles and techniques for adapting physical education activities for children with special needs. Field experience required.

  • PE 470
    Student Teaching P-12 Program
    1 TO 12 cr

    Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems encountered in the P-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Admission to teacher candidacy and completion of program and college prerequisites required.

    Pre-requisite: PRAXIS-Phys Edu Cont Knowledge 141( or PRAXIS-Prin of Learn/Teach K-6 145 or PRAXIS-Prin of Lrn/Teach 7-12 153 ) and PE 351 Minimum Grade of C and PE 452 Minimum Grade of C and HS 460 Minimum Grade of C
  • PE 473
    Problems in Health and PE
    3 cr

    Special problems in health and physical education are assigned to individuals and to groups of students.

  • PE 474
    Sport and Fitness Conditioning
    3 cr

    Study of the theory, principles, methods, and techniques in the development, implementation, and evaluation of various strength and conditioning programs designed to enhance athletic performance and improve physical fitness. The conditioning needs of various populations with disease and degenerative conditions will be examined.

  • PE 475
    Org-Admin Hlth and PE - W
    3 cr

    Planning, policies, administrative/management functions and duties in health and physical education programs.

  • PE 476
    Physiology of Exercise
    3 cr

    The study of the body's physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training. .

    Pre-requisite: BMD 114 Minimum Grade of D
  • PE 477
    Water Safety Instructor
    3 cr

    Trains prospective candidates for American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification. Candidates will learn how to teach all levels of swimming and basic diving to students of all ages. How to organize classes, use lesson plans and practice teaching skills. Prerequisite: Proficient swimmer in all seven strokes. See Instructor for specific skill requirements.

  • PE 478
    Coaching Theory
    3 cr

    Introduction to the profession of coaching. Topics include: physical, mental and organizational preparation, teaching strategies (individual and team aspects), legal liability, officiating, and national guidelines.

  • PE 479
    Fit Assess-Exercise Prescript
    3 cr

    Through didactic study and laboratory participation, the student will develop the knowledge base and clinical skills needed to assess physical fitness and plan exercise prescriptions for apparently healthy individuals.

  • PE 480
    Therapeutic Exercise
    3 cr

    Theory, current research, principles, application and techniques of rehabilitation used to treat injuries to athletes and the physically active across the life span are studied. Psychological and physical parameters of rehabilitation and exercise conditioning are presented.

  • PE 481
    Therap Modal in Athletic Trng
    3 cr

    Theory, current research, principles, application and techniques of various therapeutic modalities used in treating athletes and the physically active are studied.

  • PE 482
    Advanced Athletic Training
    3 cr

    Advanced and contemporary topics, issues, and applications in athletic training. Admission to candidacy required.

    Pre-requisite: PE 380 Minimum Grade of D
  • PE 484
    Apps in Sports Conditioning
    3 cr

    Through didactic study and physical activity participation, the student will develop the knowledge base and skills in fundamental and advanced exercise theory and techniques in sport and fitness conditioning with application to program design and periodization of training.

    Pre-requisite: PE 474 Minimum Grade of D
  • PE 490
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    A varying content course treating different aspects of health, physical education, and leisure studies. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

  • PE 494
    Directed Studies -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed research. No more than two directed studies can be counted toward the bachelor's degree and Class B certification. HPELS advisor approval required.

  • PE 495
    Internship in HPELS
    1 TO 12 cr

    Observation and supervised practicum experiences in a professional setting. May be repeated for credit not to exceed 12 hours. HPELS advisor approval required.

  • PE 496
    Practicum in Athletic Trng III
    1 cr

    A practical and clinical experience to allow students to develop and master skills, methods, and techniques associated with various therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation/reconditioning programs commonly used by athletic trainers serving the physically active. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.

  • PE 497
    Practicum in Athletic Trng IV
    1 cr

    A practical and clinical experience to allow students to develop and master skills, methods, and techniques associated with various therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation/reconditioning programs commonly used by athletic trainers serving the physically active. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar is required.

  • PE 498
    Senior Honors Project - H
    3 TO 6 cr

    Experiences in planning, conducting, and reporting a research project relevant to the fields of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies. The project, mentored by HPELS faculty, is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisites: Participant in Honors Program and permission of Department Chair required.

  • PE 499
    Clin Intern in Athletic Trng
    1 TO 6 cr

    This course provides supervised clinical experience in a traditional athletic training setting. The student will serve as a team trainer for an athletic team for an entire sport season. A minimum of 300 hours of clinical work during afternoon and evening hours and a weekly seminar required.