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    PEH 100 Physical Education Activity Classes

    1 credit each
    Emphasize basic skills, techniques, and the recreational value for a variety of sports.. A maximum of 4 credits of the Physical Education 100 series may apply toward graduation requirements. All sections are coeducational. Activity courses that are offered include the following: aerobics, badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, horseback riding, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and weight training and conditioning.

    PEH 121 Health Education

    3 credits
    A basic course in personal, community, and school health including such topics as drugs, mental health, consumer health, and a healthful school environment.

    PEH 122 First Aid

    3 credits
    A course that includes the basic principles of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and emergency care.

    PEH/SPM 130 History of Sports

    3 credits
    A study of the historical and philosophical development of modern sport (late 19th Century to the present). Attention is also focused on ethics in the area of sport experiences.

    PEH/SPM 231 Sociology of Sport

    3 credits
    A study of sport in all societies; the impact of different social institutions upon amateur and professional sport. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

    PEH 241 The Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

    3 credits
    A study of the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries related to physical education and sport. Includes practical experience both in the classroom and training room. Prerequisites: BIO 105 or equivalent; PEH 122.

    PEH 249 Theory and Practice in Coaching Athletics

    3 credits
    A course designed to prepare a coach in the development of pre-season planning and conditioning, budgeting, purchasing, game plans, strategies, season units, motivation of the athlete, and team selection. Sports to be offered include: baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Not open to students with credit in PEH 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, and 257.

    PEH 258 Physical Education for Early Childhood and Intervention Specialists Teachers

    3 credits
    An explanation of the theory, principles, and methods of teaching games, rhythms, and creative movement to children at the early and middle school level. A focus on curricular adaptations for children with special needs will be included. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

    PEH 1/2/3/485 Special Topics

    1-4 credits
    Courses offered to meet the special needs or interests of a group of students. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor, and division chairperson.

    PEH 2/3/486 Independent Study

    1-4 credits
    Course offered to meet the special needs of an individual student. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor, division chairperson.