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Undergraduate Courses

PES 113 Beginning Diving (A)

Basic diving fundamentals for 1-meter divers. 1 Cr.

PES 201 Rhythms and Dance (B)

Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to teach and deliver educational dance experiences that would be taught at both the elementary and secondary levels in schools. 1 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 215 Teaching Aquatics (A)

Prerequisite: PES 214 or PEP 281 or PEP 282.

Provides prospective teachers with content and strategies for teaching aquatics to children. The course will include but not be limited to: teaching fundamental swimming skills, teaching aquatic fitness activities, teaching aquatic games and teaching water polo. 1 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 225 Group Fitness Activities (B)

$20 Course fee required: Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to teach and deliver group fitness experiences that would be taught at the secondary level in schools. 1 Cr.

PES 226 Lifetime Activities (B)

Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to teach and deliver lifetime activities that would be taught at the secondary level in schools. 2 Cr.

PES 227 Outdoor Education Activities (B)

$20 Course fee required: Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to teach and deliver outdoor education experiences that would be taught at both the elementary and secondary levels in schools. 1 Cr.

PES 228 Team Activities (B)

Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to teach and deliver team sport experiences that would be taught at the secondary level in schools. 2 Cr.

PES 290 Ethics of Fair Play in Sport and Life (A,H)

Enables students to examine and understand fair play as a moral concept, and to develop students' abilities to ascertain the demands of fair play in sports contests and other applicable life situations. Provides for clarification and evaluation of different types of reasons for action, examination of different standards for fair action, and an opportunity to evaluate fair actions in areas of interest to students. Gives attention to the evaluation of moral maturity. 3 Cr.

PES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology (A)

An introductory course designed to familiarize students with the fundamental principles of human movement and their inter-relationship to physical activity. Emphasis is on the practical application of these concepts as practitioners in sport, exercise and movement-oriented careers. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 305 Significance of Physical Activity (A)

Examines the intrinsic and extrinsic values of physical activity across the lifespan from philosophical and historical perspectives. Includes a critical analysis of the contribution physical activity makes to the liberating consequences of healthful living, personal pleasure, self-knowledge, and skill acquisition. Major societal trends impacting on physical activity and its related professions are identified and examined. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 311 Principles of Athletic Training (A)

Prerequisite: BIO 221 or BIO 321 or 322 (may be taken concurrently).

Focuses on the fundamental knowledge of injuries to the physically active. Provides strategies for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 315 Physical Fitness for Healthful Living (A)

Requires student to pass all components of a health-related fitness test. Emphasizes developing health-related components of physical fitness through physical activity. Allows student to gain understanding of how physical activity enhances health-related physical fitness. Includes laboratory. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 325 Kinesiological Bases for Exercise and Sport (A)

Prerequisites: BIO 221 or BIO 321.

Involves study of the anatomical bases of movement in exercise and sport and application of kinesiological principles to movement and sport-specific skills. Includes laboratory experiments to provide opportunity for the analysis of exercise and sport from both anatomical and mechanical perspectives, muscle roles, types of muscle contractions, movement sequencing, and kinesiological analyses. 4 Cr. Every Semester. 4 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 326 Kinetics of Sport and Exercise (A)

Prerequisite: BIO 221 or BIO 321, and BIO 322.

Studies the mechanical basis of movement in sport and exercise, with applications of kinesiological and biomechanical principles to identify critical elements for basic motor skills, and describes and demonstrates concepts and strategies related to skillful movement and physical activity. Includes description of the skeletal and neuromuscular structures of the human body, to identify how these systems contribute to skillful movements, physical activity, and fitness. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 335 Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport (A)

$20 Course fee required: Prerequisite: BIO 221 or both BIO 321 and BIO 322. This course will assist the student in examining the functional capacity of the human body and how it adjusts to the demands of sport and exercise. Individual limitations to performance will be assessed, as well as possibilities for extending these limitations. The metabolic, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular adjustments to acute and chronic exercise will be addressed for exercise of various durations and intensities. The relationship between physical activity and various disease states will also be addressed. Required by the following majors: Exercise Science, Kinesiology, PETE. 4 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 350 History of Sport, Play and Exercise (A)

Provides a broad look at the history of physical activity from ancient to modern times, and the effects of social institutions (e.g., war, religion, politics) on the development and role of sport in the Western world. 3 Cr.

PES 353 Advanced Climbing/Backpacking (A)

$65 Course fee required 1-3 Cr.

PES 358 Advanced Snowboarding (A)

Advanced snowboarding is an advanced level activity course designed to improve the intermediate level snowboarder, to refine the advanced snowboarder, and to explore the extremes of snowboarding. Skill related topics include advanced skills in body position, stability and board control to effectively and efficiently perform on increasingly varied, faster, and steeper terrains. Additional topics include history, safety, etiquette, technique, biomechanics, physiology, and limitations. 3 Cr.

PES 360 Philosophy of Sport, Play and Exercise (A)

Pre/corequisite: PES350.

Crosslisted with PES360. Examines fundamental issues in sport from a philosophical perspective. Focuses on the theoretical frameworks through which these issues can be understood. Emphasizes the practical import that different theories of sport have and institutional decision-making and practices. Examines the philosophical underpinnings of the experience of sport participation. 3 Cr.

PES 385 Basic Athletic Training (A)

Prerequisite: BIO 221 or BIO 321 (may be taken concurrently).

Focuses on the fundamental knowledge of sports injuries and their care. Introduces and explains various techniques in treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 391 Stress and Tension (A)

Thoroughly evaluates concepts of stress and tension in terms of their philosophic bases (mind-oriented, body-oriented or interactional models), and supported by evolutionary explanations of physical, mental and cultural phenomena contributing to a variety of stress and tension-related disorders. Critically evaluates contemporary approaches in therapy designed to impact upon stress and tension, enabling the student to construct a personal coping strategy. 3 Cr.

PES 396 Women in Sport (A,I,W,Y)

Cross-listed as WMS 396.

Examines the historical, contemporary and future perspectives of women in sport. Reviews insights from history, psychology and sociology related to women in sport, as well as athletes' perceptions of their performance. Focuses on information and issues which are fundamental to understanding women's participation in sport. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 399 Independent Study (A)

To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 401 Physical Activity and Aging (A)

Focuses on how people age physically and how physical activity affects various aspects of life. Covers influences on physical activity and the quality of life from youth to older adulthood. Course is beneficial to a wide range of disciplines, including physical education, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, athletic training, health promotion, counseling psychology, gerontology, etc. 3 Cr. Summer. 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 405 Obesity in Society (A,I)

Provides an interdisciplinary overview of the causes, treatment and prevention of obesity/overweight among children, adolescents and adults in the United States. The complex interaction between psychological, sociological, biological, physiological and environmental factors will be explored. The effectiveness of individual, community and school-based obesity prevention programs will be discussed, as well as safe and appropriate methods of weight loss. Exercise, physical activity and dietary guidelines for Americans will be examined. 3 Cr.

PES 410 Physiology of Exercise II (A)

$20 Course fee required: Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in either BIO 221 or in both BIO 321 and BIO 322; Grade of C+ or better in PES 335. This course will examine the primary human physiological systems and their response to acute and chronic exercise stimuli. In addition, the response of the physiological systems to various environmental situations including heat, cold, altitude, microgravity, and sport diving will be discussed. The laboratory experience will expose the student to many exercise physiology-related assessment techniques. These include, but are not limited to: body composition, VO2max assessments, body temperature changes during exercise, blood-borne markers of exercise metabolism and field tests for physical fitness. Course requires a minimum grade of C (for General Education/Major/Minor/Certification). Restricted to Exercise Science Majors Only. Not open to Exercise Science Intents. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 411 Advanced Athletic Training (A)

Prerequisite: PES 385.

Covers muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and the injury mechanism involved in given injuries for each major articulation of the body; inflammatory responses and wound healing; the effects of locally applied heat and cold on each; prevention, care and reconditioning techniques for sport injuries; and methods used during each phase of injury conditioning-reconditioning. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 413 Motor Development (A)

Motor Development addresses how movements change across the lifespan as well as why they change. This course not only examines the motor domain, but also the interaction of the affective, cognitive, and physical domains with the motor domain. A main focus of this course is examining the constraints that influence movement, including the individual, task, and environment, as well as the interaction across these three. This includes sociocultural, psychosocial, and cognitive constraints and their influence upon growth and development in addition to physiological changes. Both atypical, as well as typical, human conditions will be discussed in regards to movement and development. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 415 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (A)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PES 335.

This course will examine proper nutrition for those participating in physical activity as well as those involved in competitive sport. The course will begin with general healthful nutrition guidelines and then progress into specific information regarding carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. Proper hydration and post exercise rehydration techniques will then be discussed, followed by proper weight gaining techniques and finally nutrition oriented to ergogenic aids. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 416 Exercise Physiology Lecture & Laboratory (A)

$20 Course fee required: Prerequisite: PBH 488, Corequisite: PES 410; Prerequisite: MTH 111 or MTH 121. Lecture - The course will include the theoretical background and laboratory techniques used to measure fatigue, muscular force production, and cardiovascular & metabolic responses to work of various intensities. In addition, students will be taught how to understand and critically evaluate scientific research in the field of Exercise Physiology. Laboratory - Students will be exposed to the processes involved in conducting a research project, which will result in writing a research manuscript. The manuscript will include the following sections: 1.) abstract; 2.) introduction; 3.) development of a testable hypothesis; 4.) experimental design and methods; 5.) data collection and analysis; and 6.) presentation of the results. Course is required by the Exercise Science major Cross-listed as BIO 416. Course requires minimum grade of "C" for major/minor/certification. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 417 Exercise Testing and Prescription (A)

$20 Course fee required: Prerequisites: PES 335. Designed to prepare students for health and fitness professional career pursuits and participation in the Practicum for Exercise Programming course. This will be achieved by acquiring theory, knowledge, skills and abilities pertinent to competencies in pre-exercise health screening, health-related physical fitness testing, and exercise prescription for both healthy and clinical populations across the age-span. This course will begin discussing general terminology, exercise testing guidelines, and cardiorespiratory and physical activity assessment. Students will then learn about assessing strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition. The semester will end with discussion of exercise testing and prescription appropriate for generally healthy and clinical populations. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 420 Biomechanics (A)

Corequisite: PES 325 or PES 326.

Focuses on the observation, analysis, and description of movement skills. Includes quantitative and qualitative analyses; descriptive systems; the applications of basic laws and principles of physics; and applications to basic movements, sport training, and technique 3 Cr.

PES 428 Psychology of Injury (B)

Addresses the psychological aspects of sport and exercise-related injury, inclusive of relevant research and implications for the practicing professional. Topics include psychological risk factors associated with injury; personal and situational factors influencing injury recovery (e.g. sociocultural, mental, and emotional factors); and psychological tools to optimize the recovery process (e.g. prevention, detection, assessment, and intervention strategies). 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 430 Sport and Exercise Psychology (A)

Examines psychological concepts, research, and theories in relation to sport and exercise participation. Studies individual and environmental factors affecting the performance and experience of athletes and exercisers. Familiarizes students with aspects of psychological skills training (goal setting, self-confidence, arousal regulation, imagery and concentration), as well as knowledge concerning how motivation, cognition and affect influence psychological well-being in sport and exercise setting. Course Objectives: (@01-2022) 1. Describe how factors specific to individuals can influence individuals’ performances or their participation in sport and exercise. 2. Define motivation, compare and contrast theories of motivation, and describe methods to foster intrinsic motivation. 3. Understand, analyze, and compare relationships among arousal, stress, and anxiety on sport and exercise performance. 4. Define leadership and explain the process of group cohesion and teambuilding. 5. Explain how to build an effective team and foster strong relationships among team members. 6. Describe common methods for building self-confidence in sport and exercise. 7. Discuss and apply key concepts of mental skills training (e.g., relaxation, concentration, imagery, goal setting, self-talk, and cognitive restructuring) that are capable of enhancing performance, positively impacting rehabilitation, etc. 8. Explain how sport can foster character development. 9. Understand unique needs of diverse populations regarding mental skills training. 10. Describe and explain mental toughness. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 439 Motor Learning (A)

Prerequisite: PES 413.

The main purpose of the course is to provide a theoretical background to the process of learning movement skills using an application-based approach. The course will emphasize application of theoretical work in the area of motor learning providing the student with a general knowledge base to be able to teach movement skills in the fields of teaching, coaching, or rehabilitation. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 441 Sport and Society (A)

An introductory survey course which investigates the linkage between sport and society from a sociological perspective. The sport-society nexus is examined from functionalist, conflict critical, and feminist theoretical frameworks. Organized around several intellectual discourses (e.g., gender, race, social class), sport is analyzed and discussed within multiple social and cultural contexts. The incorporation of a social justice perspective challenges the student to explore ways in which the sport institution can be made more democratic and just. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 445 Social Psychology of Sport (A)

The study of individuals and groups engaged in physical activity and sport, and social influence processes which affect self, behavior, and performance. Emphasis is on social context in which individuals and groups participate in physical activity and sport, and the impact social processes have on selected individuals and group variables. Topics include self-esteem, formal leadership, coach-athlete dyad, group dynamics and social facilitation. Opportunities provided for the conduct of applied, field-based research projects. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 446 Sports Spectating in the United States (A)

An interdisciplinary study of the phenomenon of sports spectatorship/sport fanship in American society; discussion of issues pertaining to sports spectating from theoretical, empirical and experiential perspectives, e.g. patterns of sport spectatorship, the "business" of sports spectating, psychology of sport fandom, sports spectating as popular culture, spectator violence, and the importance of sport spectatorship in society; opportunities for student-initiated field research projects. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 451 The Modern Olympic Games (A)

Examines the development of the Modern Olympic Games from an interdisciplinary approach. Focuses on the Olympic Movement as an evolving cultural phenomenon in which local as well as global social, economic and political forces are contested. Addresses the dynamic character of the Olympic Movement by studying its history, the philosophy of Olympism, and current and past problems (commercialism, gigantism, boycotts) associated with the Olympic Games. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 460 Ethics of Sports (A)

Crosslisted with PHL460. Examines how basic ethical theories relate to problems facing sport communities and professionals today. Provides critical analysis of ethical dilemmas in contemporary sport. Emphasizes the understanding of ethical frameworks and the application of these frameworks to ethical problems arising in sport contexts. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 490 Physical Education Exchange Program (A)

Provides several opportunities for physical education majors of at least junior status to spend one or more semesters studying in Canada (Dalhousie University), or at one of several overseas locations, e.g., Chelsea School of Human Movement (England), Dunfermline College of Physical Education (Scotland), University of Ulster (Northern Ireland), College of Winneba (Ghana), or Zinman College of Physical Education (Israel). 15 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 495 Problems in Physical Education (A)

To be defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic to be covered that semester. May be repeated, but under another topic area in physical education. Additional information may be obtained from the department. 1-3 Cr.

PES 499 Independent Study (A)

To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

Graduate Courses

PES 528 Psychology of Injury (B)

Addresses the psychological aspects of sport and exercise-related injury, inclusive of relevant research and implications for the practicing professional. Topics include psychological risk factors associated with injury; personal and situational factors influencing injury recovery (e.g. sociocultural, mental, and emotional factors); and psychological tools to optimize the recovery process (e.g. prevention, detection, assessment, and intervention strategies). 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 530 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (A)

Examines psychological concepts, research, and theories in relation to sport and exercise participation. Studies individual and environmental factors affecting the performance and experience of athletes and exercisers. Familiarizes students with aspects of psychological skills training (goal setting, self-confidence, arousal regulation, imagery and concentration), as well as knowledge concerning how motivation, cognition and affect influence psychological well-being in sport and exercise setting. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 531 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis I (B)

Provides in-depth coverage of assessment processes, principles, skills and techniques related to the clinical examination of orthopedic injuries and conditions. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation process, anatomical principles and mechanisms of injury for the head, cervical spine and upper extremity. All of the skills and techniques covered in the course are founded in evidence based practice. 3 Cr.

PES 532 Achieving Peak Performance (A)

Examines factors that allow individuals to reach their potential in sport and play. Emphasizes psychological issues, such as learning how to relax, focus attention, concentrate on useful cues, and conserve energy. 3 Cr.

PES 533 Therapeutic Interventions I (B)

$30.00 Course fee required: Provides in-depth coverage of the principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. Students will learn to prescribe and perform therapeutic interventions to address identified impairments, functional limitations, and participation restrictions. Interventions include: therapeutic and corrective exercise, joint mobilization and manipulation and various soft tissue techniques. All of the skills and techniques covered in the course are founded in evidence based practice. Upper extremity rehabilitation protocols will be emphasized. 3 Cr.

PES 534 Therapeutic Agents for Musculoskeletal Injuries (B)

$50.00 Course fee required: Emphasizes the use, knowledge and practical application of therapeutic agents used in athletic training. Treatment planning which establishes a coordinated implementation of patient care from intake to discharge addressing identified impairments, functional limitations and participation restrictions. 4 Cr.

PES 535 Nutritional Considerations for Athletic Training (B)

Examine recommendations and education of clients/patients on fluids and nutrients for pre-activity, activity and recovery for a variety of activities and environmental conditions. Educate clients/patients on the importance of nutrition, healthy caloric intake, hydration, regular exercise, and general preventative strategies for improving/maintaining health and quality of life. 1 Cr.

PES 536 Injury and Illness Management (B)

This course provides the knowledge necessary to recognize and manage injuries/ illnesses that occur in athletic participation, physical fitness and conditioning, and recreational activities. The student will apply principles and policies of public health, including integration of epidemiological data, in planning prevention programs and the care of patients/ clients, communities, and populations. 3 Cr.

PES 537 Health Care Informatics (B)

Health care informatics involves principles and practices related to maintaining data privacy, protection, and data security; applying medical classification systems and terminology; the use of electronic health records; and longitudinal biometrics and physiologic monitoring data. Students will learn to apply the ICF model of Disability, Function and Health in the health care setting. Current regulations such as HIPM, FERPA, OSHA, etc. will be covered. 1 Cr.

PES 538 Functional Movement Assessment (B)

This course presents principles of functional movement screening, posture analysis and gait analysis. Students will learn to perform a functional movement screen, an assessment of posture and a general analysis of gait. Following the assessments, students will incorporate their findings into an overall clinical examination and diagnosis. 1 Cr.

PES 539 Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training (B)

Focuses on the use of evidence based practice as a foundation for the delivery of patient-centered healthcare. Students will develop a system for the collection, analysis and translation of healthcare outcomes to determine appropriate changes for the improvement of patient care. Emphasis will be placed on quality assurance and improvement in the delivery of cost effective health care. 2 Cr.

PES 540 Ethical Issues and Professional Development (B)

Focuses on ethical healthcare practice that aligns with professional standards and regulations. Emphasis is placed on the role of the athletic trainer as a healthcare provider within the context of an evolving healthcare system while complying with local, state and federal regulations that pertain to healthcare delivery. Students will practice collaboratively with other healthcare professionals in a manner that respects the cultures, values and circumstances of individual patients. 1 Cr.

PES 541 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I (B)

$21.00 Course fee required: This clinical experience course is designed to allow the first semester athletic training student the opportunity to apply clinical knowledge and skills in the clinical athletic training setting. This course will typically involve clinical experience in the collegiate setting. Students will complete required clinical integration proficiencies. This required course will fulfill the requirement for PES 541 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I. 2 Cr. Fall.

PES 545 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II (B)

$121.00 Course fees required: This clinical experience course is designed to allow the second semester athletic training student the opportunity to apply clinical knowledge and skills in the clinical athletic training setting. This course will typically involve clinical experience in the collegiate setting. Students will begin to work autonomously and complete required clinical integration proficiencies. This required course will fill the requirement for PES 545 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II. 2 Cr. Spring.

PES 546 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis II (B)

Provides in-depth coverage of assessment processes, principles, skills and techniques related to the clinical examination of orthopedic injuries and conditions. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation process, anatomical principles and mechanisms of injury for the thoracic/lumbar spine and lower extremity. All of the skills and techniques covered in the course are founded in evidence based practice. 3 Cr.

PES 547 Taping and Wound Care in Athletic Training (B)

$70.00 Course fee required: Integrate restrictive, assistive and prophylactic devices into the plan of wound/injury care, (including surgical adhesives and suturing), including durable medical equipment, orthotic devices, taping/bracing/splinting/casting, prosthetics and gait training devices. 2 Cr.

PES 552 The Challenges of Coaching (B)

Takes a case-study approach to dealing with specific problems involved in coaching. Examines the problem solving process as it can be applied to the coaching of sports at the youth, junior and senior high level, and collegiate level. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 560 Ethics of Sport (A)

Examines how basic ethical theories relate to problems facing sport communities and professionals today. Provides critical analysis of ethical dilemmas in contemporary sport. Emphasizes the understanding of ethical frameworks and the application of these frameworks to ethical problems arising in sport contexts. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 581 Instructional Strategies in Adapted Physical Education (B)

Co requisite: PEP 445. This course studies instructional strategies in adapted physical education. It emphasizes instruction for students with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or behavioral/emotional disabilities. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 582 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport (B)

Prerequisites: PEP 445 and PES 413 or equivalent.

Covers the effects of physical and sensory disabilities on the physical/motor performance of children and youth, and emphasizes the effects of spinal-cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and auditory and visual impairments. Discusses the implications for the selection and adaptation of appropriate activities. Closed to students who have completed PEP 482. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 583 Early Childhood Physical Education (B)

Prerequisites: PEP 445 and PES 413 or equivalent.

Involves teaching physical education to children aged 0-5 with and without disabilities. Emphasizes assessment and program planning for an early childhood population. Incorporates a field experience to supplement lectures and discussion. Closed to students who have completed PEP 483. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 590 Administration and Supervision of Physical Education and Athletics (B)

Acquaints interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic administrators with an overview of the idealistic, realistic and practical realms of the management of the competitive sport process. Analyzes the objectives, policies and strategies for the management and supervision of high school and collegiate athletic programs. Focuses on the total responsibility of the athletic director. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 595 Problems in Physical Education (A)

Provides an analysis of selected problems in the liberal arts. Examines professional or performance aspects of physical education problems listed in class schedule. May be repeated for credit. 1-3 Cr.

PES 599 Independent Study (B)

Considered an enlargement of the graduate program, enables students to pursue in greater depth topics studied previously in conventional graduate-level courses. Designed individually through consultation to suit the student's needs and interests and the special competence of the instructor. Additional requirements may be established by the department. 1-3 Cr.

PES 601 Analysis of Teaching Physical Education (B)

Provides an investigation and analysis of decisions and behaviors of physical education teachers in relation to their role as facilitators of learning. Requires students to use descriptive analytic observation systems to analyze personal teaching behaviors. Requires a research paper to include use of an observation system under controlled situations and field experiences in observing physical education teachers. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 604 Research Methods and Evaluation (B)

A lecture /discussion course designed to further students’ knowledge about various methodologies employed in physical activity research including analytical, descriptive, experimental and qualitative approaches to problem solving. Students learn about the research process and apply their knowledge through various research-based projects, analyze and critique existing studies which appear in the literature, and develop library skills for research, which will underpin all other aspects of the course. 3 Cr.

PES 605 Research Design (A)

Prerequisite: PES 604.

Explores quantitative research designs and matching strategies for data analysis in physical activity research. Presents quantitative analysis, including describing relationships among variables and differences among groups. Also introduces multivariate, nonparametric and meta-analysis. Includes the use of preasheet programs and statistical software packages to do data analysis. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 606 Qualitative Research Methods in PE (A)

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge related to qualitative methods of data collection and analysis of qualitative data. The course approaches the topic of qualitative research methods from both a theoretical and a practical perspective through assigned readings, class discussion, writing and projects. The class provides hands-on experience with qualitative methods of data collection and analysis of various types of qualitative data. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 607 Curriculum Design in Physical Education (B)

Examines the general principles and assumptions underlying development of curriculum as they apply to physical education studied in relation to the student, environment, needs and society. Analyzes and evaluates contemporary models and/or conceptual frameworks of physical education programs as a basis for the development of student's personal beliefs, skills and techniques in design or redesign of curriculum at various organizational levels and program emphases. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 614 Behavior Management in Physical Education (A)

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and implement behavior plans based on the results of a functional behavior assessment. As well, students will learn how to utilize the principles of positive behavior support to build relevant replacement skills, incorporate prevention strategies and improve the aspects of the student’s environment that relate to the problem behavior. In addition, students will develop the skills to develop and implement, as appropriate, individually designed crisis intervention procedures. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 617 Seminar in Physical Education and Coaching (B)

PES 617 is a seminar course organized to build on prior experience and knowledge in undergraduate courses and serves as a forum for discussion of current trends and issues that are of concern to elementary and secondary school physical education teachers and youth-sport coaches. This course includes concepts and activities specific to physical education and youth sport coaching, and an exploration of research related to both teaching and coaching. Student will have an opportunity to explore these topics through a variety of assignments Course requires a minimum grade of "B-" (for General Education/Major/Minor/Certification when applicable) 3 Cr.

PES 621 Instructional Design in Physical Education (B)

Prerequisite: PES 607.

Focuses on relevant concepts from educational psychology and learning theory, as well as on a "generic" instructional design model. Provides methods for analyzing instructional tasks and writing behavioral objectives to elicit desired results. Discusses emerging trends in instructional design, including the use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in physicaleducation settings. 3 Cr.

PES 627 Seminar in Secondary School Physical Education (B)

Prerequisite: PES 607.

Explores current issues and trends in secondary school physical education. Provides practical experiences in development of new curriculum materials, innovative instructional strategies, grant writing, technology and assessment for middle and high school teachers. Seeks to apply current research to practical situations. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 632 Health Care Administration (B)

This course presents current administrative issues in health care and athletic training including athletic training facility design, record keeping procedures, personnel management, health care informatics, legal considerations in health care and budgetary principles. 3 Cr.

PES 633 Therapeutic Interventions II (B)

This is an advanced course emphasizing medical techniques necessary for injury treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning. The course stresses skills needed to return physically active individuals to play as well as task specific functional training, proprioceptive activities, and therapeutic and corrective exercises. The course also stresses conditioning techniques, principles, and practices that are functionally based to aid in performance enhancement and injury prevention in physically active individuals. Rehabilitation protocols for the lower extremity will be emphasized. 3 Cr.

PES 634 Practical Applications of Evidence Based Practice (B)

Focuses on the practical application of evidence based practice in athletic training. Students will develop a system for the collection, analysis and translation of healthcare outcomes to determine appropriate changes for the improvement of patient care. Emphasis will be placed on quality assurance and improvement in the delivery of cost effective health care. 2 Cr.

PES 635 General Medical Conditions (B)

Students will learn to perform a comprehensive examination to formulate a clinical diagnosis and treatment plan for common medical conditions effecting the cardiovascular system, integumentary system, respiratory system, reproductive system, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system, and endocrine system. The eyes, ears, nose, and throat along with common dental trauma will be explored. 3 Cr.

PES 636 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III (B)

$21.00 Course fee required: This clinical experience course is designed to allow the third semester athletic training student the opportunity to apply clinical knowledge and skills in the clinical athletic training setting. This course will typically involve clinical experience in the collegiate, sports medicine clinical, high school and general medical settings. Students will be required to work more autonomously and complete required clinical integration proficiencies. This required course will fill the requirement for PES 636 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 637 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV (B)

$21.00 Course fee required: This clinical experience course is designed to provide the fourth semester athletic training student an immersive clinical experience. This course will typically involve clinical experience in the collegiate, sports medicine clinical, high school and/or general medical settings. Students will be expected to work more autonomously and complete required clinical integration proficiencies. This required course will fulfill the requirement for PES 637 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV. 6 Cr. Spring.

PES 640 Event and Facility Management in Sport (A)

Students will learn the factors involved in managing events. They will also learn strategies for planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, scheduling and managing facilities and equipment. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 660 Fitness and Conditioning for Teachers and Coaches (B)

Provides students with an indepth understanding of the factors determining physical fitness and various techniques used for physical conditioning. Emphasizes recent findings by researchers. Discusses subject matter relative to its application by teachers and coaches. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 681 Development in the Aging Adult (A)

This course will be a graduate course focusing upon a variety of issues spanning adulthood. The content is multidisciplinary covering a variety of issues across adulthood through current literature and research in the biological, physiological, sociological, and psychological domains with an emphasis upon health, wellness, and physical activity in adulthood. Discussion will expand upon ideas on how health and wellness influence physical and cognitive function in the older adult. 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 682 Low Incidence Disabilities (B)

Prerequisite: PEP 445.

This course provides a seminar and teaching experiences with children with low incidence disabilities and unique physical education needs. Sites for practical and field experiences are selected on the basis of interests and needs of students and required course objectives and outcomes. Pre-requisite: PEP 445 or equivalent or instructor's permission. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 683 Program Development in Adapted Physical Education (B)

Prerequisites: PES 581 and PES 582.

Covers the organization and administration of physical education programs for students with unique needs. Discusses legal implications, instructional adaptations, adapted physical education curricula and other factors that must be considered when programming for students whose needs cannot be met in regular educational programs. 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 684 Seminar and Practicum in Adapted Physical Education (B)

Prerequisite: PES 581, PES 582.

Provides practical teaching experience in adapted physical education programs. Select schools or agencies are selected on the basis of interests of students and required course competencies. Includes seminar discussion related to practicum assignments and general problems in the area of adapted physical education. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 685 Seminar and Practicum in Early Childhood Adapted Physical Education (B)

Prerequisites: PES 581, PES 582, PES 583.

Provides a field experience working with infants, toddlers and/or preschool children with disabilities. Emphasizes the development of competencies for providing physical activity/education services. Seminar experiences supplement field work. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 686 Consultation in Adapted Physical Education (B)

Prerequisites: PES 581, PES 582.

Designed to develop knowledge and skills required to plan, implement and evaluate consultancy services in adapted physical education. Incorporates opportunities to develop abilities for consultation with field experiences designed to provide consultation. 3 Cr.

PES 690 Problems in Physical Education and Athletic Administration (A)

Examines problems and challenges encountered by secondary and collegiate physical educators and coaches in the administration of physical education and sport programs. Also examines possible courses of action to meet such problems and challenges. Includes case study and problem-solving approaches. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 691 Sport Marketing (B)

This course is intended to provide students with a broad appreciation for marketing; up-to-date understanding of marketing concepts and they are currently being applied to athletic contexts; and serve as a foundation for students who plan to do advanced study and work in marketing, consumer behavior and related fields. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 692 Budget and Finance in Sport (A)

This course is intended to broaden the students’ perspective on the various means for budgeting and financing sport organizations and to examine the various means of controlling costs and increasing revenue. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 791 Internship in Athletic Administration (B)

$21 Course fee required: Provides an entry-level experience in an athletic administrative setting. Requires involvement in day-to-day duties in athletic administration and observation of higher level management operations. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 795 Thesis (B)

Requires the preparation and oral defense of a substantial research and writing project planned and completed under the guidance of a graduate faculty committee. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 796 Comprehensive Graduate Capstone Project (A)

Prerequisite: PES604 with a minimum grade of B-.

The Graduate Comprehensive Capstone requires the preparation of an investigated topic of the student's choice as it relates to teaching and coaching or youth sport development. The capstone project is meant to be a demonstration of the student's learning throughout the program of study, so meaningful connections must be made between theory and practice from across the student's program. This is a required course. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 798 Synthesis Project Seminar (B)

Prerequisite: PES 604 and PES 605 or PES 606; with instructor's permission PES 798 may be taken cocurrently with PES 605.

Requires preparation and presentation of a literature review in a widely investigated topic of the student's choice. Involves analysis, evaluation and integration of the published literature on the topic, as well as the student's conclusions pertaining to the research findings. Students in the early childhood emphasis of the adapted physical education concentration must complete a project related to early childhood adapted to physical education as a part of PES 798. 3 Cr. Every Semester.