- Physical Education and Exercise Science
- Public Health Education
- Health Education Minor
- Athletic Coaching Minor
- Undergraduate Courses
PEXS 501. Introduction to Research in Kinesiology. 4 credits. The study of quantitative and qualitative research methods used in the field of kinesiology.
PEXS 502. Evaluation in Physical Education. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 415 or consent of the instructor. The course will deal with the determination of standards for human performance in physical education and sport, and the principles to apply these standards for exercise prescription.
PEXS 510. Theory and Practice in Public Recreation Administration. 2 credits. Legal implications, community relations, finance and relationship of schools and other community agencies in community recreation.
PEXS 511. Theory and Practice in Physical Education Administration. 2 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 340 or consent of the instructor. A study of the knowledge, skills and insights as they relate to planning, management and leadership necessary for effective administration of a physical education program.
PEXS 512. Theory and Practice in Sports Administration. 2 credits. Problems, policies and facilities in athletic departments with emphasis at the secondary level. Public relations problems met and problems of interrelationships with the general curriculum.
PEXS 513. Supervision of Physical Education. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PEXS 521 or consent of the instructor. The study of the knowledge and skills necessary to supervise teaching and coaching in sport and fitness education.
PEXS 514. Theory and Practice in Intramural Sports Administration. 2 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 405, experience as a director or by consent of the instructor. Study of the basic ingredients required to administer a successful intramural program .
PEXS 520. Curriculum Development for Physical Education. 3 credits. A study of processes for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum in physical education.
PEXS 521. Analysis of Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. 3 credits. A review of the knowledge and skills for instruction in sport and fitness activities, with practical applications to teaching and coaching.
PEXS 523. Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Physical Education. 2 credits. Educational justification of various phases of the physical education program based on historical and philosophical evidence.
PEXS 524. Adapted Physical Education. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 404 or consent of the instructor. Theory and practice of modified physical education activities adapted to needs, capacities and abilities of the atypical child.
PEXS 525. Motor Development. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PEXS 276 or PEXS 355, or consent of instructor. Study of age-related performance changes across the life span. Emphasis will be on physical and mental change as they affect motor skill acquisition and performance.
PEXS 529. Exercise Psychology. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PEXS 440 or consent of the instructor. A research-based study of the psychological aspects that are associated with participation in exercise/physical activity.
PEXS 530. Sports Biomechanics. 4 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 332 or consent of the instructor. The application of principles of mechanics to the study of human motion in sports and exercise.
PEXS 531. Sport Psychology. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 440 or consent of the instructor. A research-based study of the psychological aspects associated with participation in sport.
PEXS 533. Motor Learning and Control. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 276 or equivalent or consent of the instructor. Study of the acquisition and control of human motor skill.
PEXS 534. Sport Sociology. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 401 or consent of the instructor. This course is designed to examine various sociological factors in American society and their relationship to the sport experience.
PEXS 535. Advanced Exercise Physiology I. Prerequisites: PEXS 402 or equivalent, and consent of the instructor. The focus of this course is on the mechanisms which affect the cardiovascular and pulmonary system responses at rest, during and after exercise. This is a lecture/laboratory course.
PEXS 536. Advanced Exercise Physiology II. 4 credits. Prerequisites: PEXS 535 and consent of the instructor. Acute and chronic muscle function, energy metabolism, and regulatory process of skeletal muscle and muscle cell function during rest, during exercise and during recovery will be the focus of this lecture/laboratory course.
PEXS 538. Exercise in Health and Disease. 4 credits. Prerequisites: PEXS 535 and consent of the instructor. The role of exercise in the prevention and rehabilitation of individuals in various disease states, e.g., atherosclerosis, chronic obstructive lung disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, and others. Health states include aging and pregnancy. This is a lecture/laboratory course.
PEXS 539. Theory and Practice of Exercise Testing. 4 credits. Prerequisites: PEXS 535 and consent of instructor. The focus of this lecture/laboratory course is on the electrophysiology of myocardial function and exercise prescription for symptomatic and asymptomatic populations. Students will learn to interpret resting and exercise electrocardiogram recordings.
PEXS 540. Teaching Lifetime Fitness. 3 credits. A study of the philosophical, disciplinary, and professional considerations that are necessary for the optimal planning and execution of lifetime fitness education programs in public schools and allied settings.
PEXS 541. Adult Fitness Programming. 3 credits. A study of adult fitness and wellness programs in different settings and for a variety of adult subpopulations and special groups.
PEXS 555. Special Topics in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 1 to 4 credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Investigation of special topics in the study of physical education and exercise science not included in current departmental course offerings.
PEXS 560. Seminar in Kinesiology. 1 credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Presentations of current topics based on reviews of literature. Repeatable to 4 credits. S/U grading only.
PEXS 561. Critical Synthesis and Analysis in Kinesiology. 2 credits. Prerequisite: 20 hours of graduate credit. This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to critically analyze and synthesize selected topics in kinesiology.
PEXS 585. Internship. 3 to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Appropriate foundational and major area course work; consent of advisor and on-site supervisor. Professional experience and skill development through supervised placement at an approved work site (or other program) relevant to the course of study.
PEXS 590. Individual Research in Kinesiology. 1 to 4 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 501 and consent of the student's faculty advisor. Library, laboratory or field research of an approved project in Sport Pedagogy or Sport and Exercise Science.
PEXS 592. Directed Readings in Kinesiology. 2 to 3 credits. Prerequisite: PEXS 501 and consent of the student's faculty advisor. Extensive readings to cover a student's area of specialization and interest; written reports are required (may be repeated to a total of six credits).