Course Descriptions

Courses numbered 100-199 are open to freshmen; 200-299 to sophomores; 300-399 to juniors; 400-499 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 200 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 499 is a graduate course.

NOTE:
The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

PHST 1020
Varsity Bowling [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1040
Skills in Lifeguard Training [PE Skills] (1)

In these elective sport activities a skill proficiency must be reached. A maximum of 2 semester hours of skills courses may apply toward a degree but must be earned in different activities. Listings are subject to change.

PHST 1050
Varsity Swimming [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1060
Water Safety Instruction [PE Skills] (1)

Students learn both the theory and practice of teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced swimming and diving. Red Cross certification. (Offered alternate years)

PHST 1100
Varsity Lacrosse [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1120
Varsity Soccer [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1130
Varsity Track [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1140
Skills in Conditioning [PE Skills] (1)

In these elective sport activities a skill proficiency must be reached. A maximum of 2 semester hours of skills courses may apply toward a degree but must be earned in different activities. Listings are subject to change.

PHST 1160
Varsity Basketball [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1190
Varsity Cross Country [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1200
Varsity Volleyball [PE Skills] (1)

Students participating in varsity sports may earn 1 semester hour credit toward the physical education skill requirement upon completion of two seasons of varsity participation in the same sport. Students must register during the second season of participation only.

PHST 1250
Creative Movement [PE Skills] (1)

This course teaches appreciation for and understanding of the child's basic need to move and how to implement this into the physical education curriculum. This class will address basic forms of children's dance as well as basic movement skills. (Offered alternate years)

PHST 1300
Personal Wellness [Course] (1)

This course applies the latest evidence-based knowledge in the sciences of health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness to the individual lifestyles of students. From stress management and sleep to overall well-being, we explore mental, physical and spiritual health as well as the attitudes and beliefs that influence wellness. Students share in the educational process of designing and implementing their own wellness program. The course is designed to empower student responsibility and self-directed lifelong health and wellness.

PHST 2010
First Aid/CPR [Course] (1)

Students receive American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Certification, valid for three years, and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR) and automatic external defibrillation (AED) certification, valid for one year. This course does not meet Physical Education skill requirement.

PHST 2020
First Aid/CPR (Professional) [Course] (2)

Students receive American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Certification, valid for three years, and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR) and automatic external defibrillation (AED) certification, valid for one year, as in PED 201. In addition, students in 202 receive American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification valid for one year (fee required for special equipment). The focus is to prepare students who work in a variety of health care and professional rescuer positions to perform effectively the lifesaving skills required of all professional rescuers. This course does not meet Physical Education skill requirement.

PHST 2060
Adventure Education [PE Skills] (1)

This course is an introduction to facilitating group and individual challenges in an adventure setting. This will include problem solving, spotting skills, and trust activities as well as how to enable students to learn trust, cooperation, and healthy risk-taking behaviors. This course is designed primarily for Physical Education majors and may not be used to meet the General Education PE Skills requirement. (Offered alternate years)

PHST 3000
Special Topics in Physical Education [PE Skills] (1)

Skills classes offered due to interest or availability of instructor.

PHST 4950
Independent Study [Course] (.5 - 3)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the School Dean, and the Registrar.