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    • CMWL-2100 Intro to Health and Community Wellness
      Description

      This undergraduate course is an introduction to the Health and Community Wellness degree. Through this course, students will discover the many aspects of an undergraduate degree in Health and Community Wellness, including an overview of the classes required, the current and future opportunities available with a degree in this field, the potential opportunities, certifications, and work experiences which students can pursue, and introductory knowledge of the two concentrations within the degree: Community Education and Care; and Fitness and Wellness Leadership.

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    • CMWL-3100 Lifespan Development
      Description

      This undergraduate course is a study of human growth and development from birth through aging and death. The course focuses on areas of physical, cognitive, social, personality, and emotional development as a series of progressive changes resulting from the biological being interacting with the environment. The course will study factors affecting these changes within historical, multicultural, and societal perspectives.

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    • CMWL-3110 Program Evaluation in Community Settings
      Description

      This course is designed to prepare students to effectively and efficiently participate in program evaluation in community settings. Students will learn the fundamentals of program evaluation theory, ethics, design, measurement, and data analysis and outline a program evaluation proposal. Students will also examine the issues and practices in planning and conducting program evaluations in community settings. A service learning component of 5 hours is required.

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    • PHED-2000 App Con of Fitness & Wellness
      Description

      This undergraduate course is designed to develop skills and knowledge related to physical activity and physical fitness. Assessment labs for the five health-related fitness components will be included in this course. In addition, this course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge in the area of personal wellness, including nutrition, stress management, chronic diseases, and planning for and implementing a healthy lifestyle change.

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    • PHED-2602 Introduction to Teaching Health and Physical Education
      Description

      This course introduces students to the teaching of health and physical education with emphasis on the social, historical and philosophical bases and the context for education in these fields. The students explore the roles and responsibilities of the teacher, including legal, ethical and effective practice. Field experience involves observing health and physical education classes in the public schools. 2.3 GPA required.

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    • PHED-2603 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      Description

      This course focuses on descriptive human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems of the human body. The course provides in- depth analysis of the major bones, muscles and nerves used in a variety of movement activities. For physical education majors only.

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    • PHED-2604 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
      Description

      Course focuses on descriptive human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems of the human body. This course provides an in-depth analysis of the processes of respiration, heart function, breakdown and absorption of nutrients and the integration of these processes within the human body. For Physical Education majors only.

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    • PHED-2628 First Aid and CPR for Education Majors
      Description

      For Education majors only. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to respond in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Specific school based situations relating to child injuries and emergencies will be addressed. Certification in CPR and First Aid is awarded upon successful completion of the course. Students must make a grade of C or better in order to use the course in Area F.

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    • PHED-2685 Special Topics in Physical Education
      Description

      Titles and descriptions of specific courses will be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit. Requires approval of department chair.

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    • PHED-3210 Healthy Eating and Nutrition
      Description

      This undergraduate course provides healthy eating and nutrition principles for fitness and wellness professionals. The course helps students understand the role of nutrition in improving health and applying these ideas to establish healthy SMART goals and eating plans. A review of current eating habits and patterns using nationally recommended dietary guidelines and nutritional assessment tools will be covered. Course topics include the relationship between nutrition and various diseases, use of dietary supplementation, and nutrition for improved sport and fitness performance.

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    • PHED-3220 Health Promotion, Education, and Program Evaluation
      Description

      This undergraduate course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. The course helps students develop a health education program, work through examples and activities for program planning application, and review the essential tools for effective practices in health promotion, education, and evaluation.

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    • PHED-3230 Exercise Leadership
      Description

      This undergraduate course provides students with leadership skills and experience that directly apply to fitness programs. Topics include current trends in group exercise formats, exercise program design and implementation, methods of intensity monitoring, exercise risk factors, safety issues as they relate to proper alignment and technique, evaluation of existing programs and basic business practices, and professional certifications and educational organizations in group fitness instruction.

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    • PHED-3240 Current Issues and Trends in Fitness and Wellness Leadership
      Description

      This undergraduate course gives students an overview of the current issues and trends in the health, fitness, and wellness industry, by providing quality opportunities for gaining in-depth knowledge of the most relevant topics impacting the field. The course specifically highlights career opportunities and code of conduct for professionals, legal issues and responsibilities, working with special populations, nutrition and weight control, fitness and wellness promotion, current certifications, healthcare, and the business of the industry. Additional content may vary based on recent trends related to epidemiology, exercise and aging, psychology of health and fitness, program adherence, research methods, exercise prescription and assessment, consumer choices, and sport concerns.

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    • PHED-3401 Integrating Technology into Health and Physical Education
      Description

      This course concentrates on ways to integrate technology into the health and physical education curriculum. Students will utilize the latest in technology to enhance instruction in the gym. Students will build on their basic computer skills and develop instructional proficiency in the following areas: (1) Georgia's Performance Standards for Curriculum, (2) Integration of Modem and Emerging Technologies into Instructional Practice, (3) Classroom Management in the Classroom and the Gymnasium, (4) New Designs for Teaching and Learning, and (5) Enhanced Pedagogical Practices. This course satisfies the Georgia Special Technology Requirement. Laboratory experiences will be included in the course. Requires a minimum of 9 hours of upper education course work.

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    • PHED-3500 Educational Games, Gymnastics, and Dance
      Description

      This course focuses on the development stages of selected motor patterns fundamental to educational games, gymnastics, and dance. Students develop and practice the skill theme approach to teaching fundamental movement patterns to elementary and middle school students. Students also develop observation and analysis skills for diagnosing children's motor patterns.

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    • PHED-3501 Skills and Strategies in Strength and Conditioning
      Description

      This course increases students' knowledge, skills and strategies related to strength and conditioning including weight training, cardiovascular endurance, health-related fitness, performance-related fitness, and flexibility. Focus is on skill development in order to provide K-12 students with accurate information, demonstrations and performance analysis.

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    • PHED-3502 Skills and Strategies in Target and Outdoor Activities
      Description

      This course increases students' knowledge, skills and strategies in target and outdoor activities including golf, track and field, orienteering and softball. Focus is on skill development in order to provide K-12 students with accurate information, demonstrations and performance analysis.

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    • PHED-3503 Skills and Strategies in Net and Wall Games
      Description

      This course increases students' knowledge, skills and strategies in net and wall games including badminton, pickle ball, tennis and volleyball. Focus is on skill development in order to provide K-12 students with accurate information, demonstrations and performance analysis.

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    • PHED-3504 Skills and Strategies in Invasion Games
      Description

      This course increases students' knowledge, skills and strategies in invasion games including basketball, flag football, soccer, team handball and ultimate Frisbee. Focus is on skill development in order to provide K-12 students with accurate information, demonstrations and performance analysis.

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    • PHED-3625 Motor Behavior
      Description

      This course focuses on the growth and development of the human being and the interaction of growth and development on human motor performance. Students examine the impact of motor development and motor learning, neuromuscular function and information processing on motor skill acquisition and make applications to teaching physical education. The course provides students with foundation knowledge concerning the development and acquisition of motor skills from birth to advanced age, with emphasis on P-12 children.

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    • PHED-3630 Coaching Methods: Baseball and Softball
      Description

      Designed to provide students with basic information about coaching baseball and softball. Planning and organizing practice and competition, selecting appropriate drills, teaching and analyzing fundamental skills, evaluating performance, understanding basic offensive and defensive strategies.

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    • PHED-3631 Coaching Basketball
      Description

      Designed to provide students with basic information about coaching the sport of basketball. Planning and organizing practice and competition, selecting appropriate drills, teaching and analyzing fundamental skills, evaluating performance, understanding basic offensive and defensive strategies.

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    • PHED-3632 Coaching Football
      Description

      Designed to provide students with basic information about coaching football. Planning and organizing practice and competition, selecting appropriate drills, teaching and analyzing fundamental skills, evaluating performance, understanding basic offensive and defensive strategies.

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    • PHED-3633 Coaching Methods: Soccer
      Description

      Designed to provide students with basic information about coaching soccer. Planning and organizing practice and competition, selecting appropriate drills, teaching and analyzing fundamental skills, evaluating performance, understanding basic offensive and defensive strategies.

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    • PHED-3634 Coaching Methods: Volleyball
      Description

      Designed to provide students with basic information about coaching volleyball. Planning and organizing practice and competition, selecting appropriate drills, teaching and analyzing fundamental skills, evaluating performance, understanding basic offensive and defensive strategies.

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    • PHED-3640 History of Sport
      Description

      This course provides a review of historical facts pertaining to the origin and development of games and sports, and the rationale for the support of these sports in America. The relationship of sport to social, economic, and political eras in this country, and the contributions for sport organizations and significant individuals in sport will be recognized.

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    • PHED-3641 Psychology of Sport
      Description

      This course provides an overview of the psychological theories and principles explaining human behavior in sport, with an emphasis on applying those theories and principles to diverse sport settings.

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    • PHED-3670 Instructional Strategies of Health and Physical Education
      Description

      This course provides students with the basic pedagogical skills and knowledge related to teaching health and physical education in k-12 settings. The course includes a study of management and instructional strategies appropriate for health and physical education. Students develop and build teaching skills through observations and practicing effective teaching behaviors through peer teaching.

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    • PHED-3671 Physical Education in Elementary Schools
      Description

      This course develops pedagogical skills and knowledge related to teaching physical education to children (K-5). The course develops an understanding of the characteristics and needs of children, developmentally appropriate curriculum content in elementary school physical education and effective teaching skills for elementary school physical education. The course provides observation experiences in both the classroom and gymnasium and requires students to plan, teach and evaluate physical education lessons.

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    • PHED-3675 Physical Education in Middle and Secondary Schools
      Description

      This course develops pedagogical skills and knowledge related to teaching physical education to middle and secondary school students. The course develops an understanding of the characteristics and needs of middle and secondary students, developmentally appropriate curriculum content in middle and secondary school physical education and effective teaching skills for middle and secondary school physical education. The course provides opportunities to observe in the gymnasium and outdoor environments and to plan, teach and evaluate physical education lessons.

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    • PHED-3676 Elementary Physical Education Field Experience
      Description

      Students will gain practical teaching experience in an elementary public school under the supervision of a qualified teacher and university supervisor. Take concurrently with PHED 3671.

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    • PHED-3677 P-5 Health Education Field Experience
      Description

      Students will gain practical teaching experience in an elementary public school under the supervision of a qualified teacher and university supervisor.

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    • PHED-3678 Middle and Secondary Physical Education Field Experience
      Description

      Students will gain practical teaching experience in middle and secondary public schools under the supervision of a qualified teacher and university supervisor. Take concurrently with PHED 3675.

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    • PHED-3710 Assessing Performance in Health and Physical Education
      Description

      This course emphasizes accountability and the assessment of teaching, learning and performance using formative and summative evaluation procedures. Topics include selection and use of appropriate instruments and tests and assessments of the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in health and physical education. Take concurrently with PHED 3671.

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    • PHED-3720 Adapted Physical Education Field Experience
      Description

      This course provides practical field experiences in public school and community settings. Students observe and apply knowledge gained for adapting physical activities while working with exceptional children and youth in inclusive and adapted physical education settings and with special programs and events. Students gain an awareness of and appreciation for the challenges faced by exceptional individuals and their families.

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    • PHED-4500 Personal and Community Health Issues
      Description

      This course focuses on the behavioral, social, economic and community factors that influence health. Students examine the influences of the family, school and culture on a child's health and well-being. Emphasis is on current family health issues, relationships, communication, safety, consumer health, social-emotional needs, and gender issues. The course includes teaching strategies , directed field observation, and peer teaching.

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    • PHED-4501 Contemporary Health Issues
      Description

      This course focuses on current issues in disease prevention and health promotion. Topics include health-related fitness; obesity, nutrition, and dieting; chronic and communicable diseases (i.e., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.); and environmental health. In addition, the course focuses on the behavioral, social, economic, and community factors that influence health. Students examine the influences of the family, school, and culture on an individual’s health and well-being. Emphasis is on current family health issues, relationships, communication, safety, consumer health, social-emotional needs, and gender issues. The course also includes teaching strategies and peer teaching experiences. Finally, the course will significantly explore the myriad opportunities for a career in the allied health professions.

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    • PHED-4502 School Health Education
      Description

      This course focuses on current school health education topics. Topics include alcohol, tobacco and drug education; human sexuality; HIV/AIDS; sexually transmitted infections and school violence. This course also addresses qualities of effective curricula, content standards, instructional strategies and lesson and unit plan preparation for classroom based instruction. Students observe, develop and implement developmentally appropriate instructional strategies in public schools and in other community group settings. Take concurrently with PHED 4501.

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    • PHED-4601 Movement Analysis II
      Description

      This course addresses the development and analysis of skills in a variety of activities. Students will gain an understanding of the appropriate teaching strategies and modes of assessment that should be utilized with the various activities.

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    • PHED-4603 Advanced Concepts of Personal Training
      Description

      This class focuses on the physiological responses and adaptations of the human body during exercise. In depth analysis of the responses of the respiratory and circulatory systems will be a major focus. Laboratory activities include data collection and analysis of a variety of physiological processes.

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    • PHED-4605 Applied Biomechanics
      Description

      This course applies the core concepts of anatomy and mechanical physics to human motion. Kinematic (distance, speed, acceleration) and kinetic (force, momentum, torque) concepts related to motion along a straight line (linear motion) and around an axis of rotation (angular motion) are major themes of this course. The student will apply these concepts in analyzing exercise and sport skills. Applied activities engage students with fundamental concepts and principles of biomechanics that are essential to effective movement analysis.

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    • PHED-4625 Management in Health, Physical Education and Sport
      Description

      Planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating school physical education, health and sport programs.

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    • PHED-4630 Foundations and Principles of Coaching
      Description

      Topics include individual differences in athletics, motivational and psychological dimensions of athletes, sport as a social phenomenon, factors affecting performance, physiological principles, coaching philosophy and styles, ethics in coaching, and working with parent, booster, and community groups.

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    • PHED-4631 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
      Description

      Designed to provide an overview of the field of athletic training with emphasis on basic fundamentals utilized by the athletic trainer-coach-teacher in daily prevention, recognition, care treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries that occur on the athletic field, on the school playground, in recreational sports, and in the home.

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    • PHED-4632 Administration of Athletic Programs
      Description

      Provides a critical analysis of current issues that confront directors of athletics or athletic administrators in schools and colleges in the administration of athletics with special reference to national, state, and local control. Special emphasis is given to case scenarios which will provide the opportunity to think critically about strategies that may be employed to solve contemporary athletic administration concerns.

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    • PHED-4633 Coaching Practicum
      Description

      The coaching practicum is designed to provide the student with an in-the-field coaching experience in which the student can, in a supervised situation, develop, test, and modify her/his coaching knowledge, skills and attitudes. The primary objective is to provide the student with a realistic coaching experience at a level and in a setting similar to that in which employment may be obtained. May be repeated for credit in a different coaching experience.

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    • PHED-4635 Sport for Children and Youth
      Description

      This course provides a theoretical and applied basis for planning and conducting sport experiences for children and youth to fit their physiological, cognitive, and emotional development of growth stages.

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    • PHED-4650 Health and Physical Activity in Elementary Education
      Description

      This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching health and integrating physical activity in the elementary school curriculum. This course is designed for early childhood education majors.

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    • PHED-4660 Critical Issues in Health and Physical Education
      Description

      Opportunities for students to identify and analyze critical issues in health, physical education, and sport through discussion, investigation, practical experience, and research will be provided.

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    • PHED-4677 6-12 Health Education Field Experience
      Description

      Students will gain practical teaching experience in middle and secondary public schools under the supervision of a qualified teacher and university supervisor.

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    • PHED-4680 Physical Education for Students with Disabilities
      Description

      Study of various physical and mental disabilities in school- age children as they relate to motor development and perceptual abilities in the physical education setting. Planning for involvement in several clinical experiences.

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    • PHED-4681 Independent Study
      Description

      This course is an independent study or project. The topic, content, and criteria is to be determined by the student in conjunction with the faculty advisor. Requires approval of instructor.

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    • PHED-4685 Special Topics in Physical Education
      Description

      This course is to be taken on an individual basis depending on unique circumstances of student. Requires approval of department.

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    • PHED-4686 Teaching Internship
      Description

      Practical teaching experience in a public school under the supervision of a qualified teacher. Laboratory experience included in course. Requires completion of all other professional courses with a grade of C or better; must be taken concurrently with PHED 4689.

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    • PHED-4689 Teaching Internship Seminar
      Description

      This seminar develops heightened professionalism through seminars and reflection focused on issues, topics, skills, materials, and technology appropriate to the teaching experience. This seminar is taken concurrently with the teaching internship. Requires completion of all other professional courses with a grade of C or better; must be taken concurrently with PHED 4686.

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    • PWLA-1600 Personal Wellness
      Description

      Introduction to the major dimensions of wellness with emphasis on behavioral and environmental factors influencing levels of personal and community health. Examination of concepts related to a variety of health topics, including fitness, nutrition, weight management, stress management, mental health, human sexuality, diseases, and substance abuse. Focus is on decision-making and personal responsibility for lifelong wellness.

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    • PWLA-1601 Aerobics: Dance
      Description

      A vigorous activity designed to improve muscle tone and heart-blood-lung system through a well planned program of aerobic dance.

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    • PWLA-1602 Aerobics: Step
      Description

      This course is designed to teach students the proper technique for step aerobics, as well as introduce them to a new form of lifetime aerobic activity utilizing steps.

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    • PWLA-1603 Aerobics: Water
      Description

      This course is designed to prepare the student to experience all phases of exercise (warm-up, flexibility, aerobic activity, and toning) in a swimming pool. Water aerobics will be fully developed through these four phases enabling the student to become fit as they desire. Health-related components of physical fitness, advantages and benefits of water aerobics as well as nutrition and weight control will be discussed.

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    • PWLA-1615 Badminton: Beginning
      Description

      This course is designed to introduce the student to the strategies and skills of beginning badminton. Fundamentals such as grips, positioning, underhand strokes, overhead strokes, and tournament plan in singles and doubles will be taught.

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    • PWLA-1616 Badminton: Intermediate
      Description

      This class is a continuation of the beginning badminton course with a review of the skills presented at the beginner level. Focus is placed on advanced strokes i.e. round-the head, flick, push shot, etc. and strategy of tournament play.

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    • PWLA-1618 Basketball
      Description

      This course is designed to provide an in-depth overview of the fundamental skills, rules, safety issues, and strategies related to basketball.

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    • PWLA-1629 Cardio Kickboxing
      Description

      This course is designed to teach students the proper technique and fundamentals for cardio kickboxing and to introduce them to a new form of lifetime aerobic activity utilizing punches and kicks.

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    • PWLA-1635 Dance: Line
      Description

      This course is designed to enhance skill acquisition in the area of line dancing and promote this form of dance as a lifetime activity.

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    • PWLA-1637 Dance: Modern
      Description

      This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of beginning modern dance. The history and values, basic body alignment; movement in a stationary position; body lines; feet, body, and arm positions; nonlocomotor locomotor movements; qualities of movement; and floor patterns will be covered.

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    • PWLA-1639 Dance: Social
      Description

      Basic dance fundamentals (foot positions posture, movement, and rhythmic awareness); leading and following; etiquette to include dances such as the Fox trot, waltz, tango, Cha-cha, swing, Lindy, jitterbug, line dances, and current popular dances.

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    • PWLA-1643 First Aid and CPR
      Description

      This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Various skills and procedures for first aid and CPR. Upon passing, the student will receive American Red Cross certification.

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    • PWLA-1647 Golf: Beginning
      Description

      Beginning skills of golf to include grip, stance, address position, chipping, pitching, full swing and putting; safety; rules; etiquette; and strategy.

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    • PWLA-1648 Golf: Intermediate
      Description

      Review and refinement of beginning skills; sand trap shots; uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies; swing analysis; intentional hooks and slices, rules, etiquette, and strategy.

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    • PWLA-1650 Beginning Judo
      Description

      This course provides an introduction to the philosophy and techniques of martial arts in general and to Judo in particular. Students will be exposed to a variety of basic throwing and grappling techniques and gain basic skills in those strategies.

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    • PWLA-1651 Intermediate Judo
      Description

      This course provides an intermediate-level overview of the philosophy and techniques of martial arts in general and of Judo in particular. Students build on basic judo skills and achieve an intermediate level of proficiency at a variety of throwing and grappling techniques. Students also deepen their knowledge and understanding of the history and philosophy of judo.

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    • PWLA-1660 Self Defense
      Description

      This course is an introduction to practical self-defense techniques against unarmed, armed, single, and multiple attackers.

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    • PWLA-1661 Outdoor Recreation
      Description

      This introductory course to outdoor recreation will teach students navigation skills, outdoor safety, and hiking and camping guidelines in order to properly prepare for a day hike or overnight camping trip. Class topics and activities will include, but are not limited to: several short hikes, compass and GPS navigation, campsite and tent set up, and up to 2 longer hikes at an off campus location. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in and be introduced to other activities of outdoor recreation.

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    • PWLA-1665 Skiing: Beginning Snow
      Description

      This course offers the student an opportunity to ski in North Carolina. Basic techniques such as walking, gliding, side stepping, downhill, turns and safety will be taught by certified ski instructors.

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    • PWLA-1666 Skiing: Intermediate Snow
      Description

      This course offers the student the opportunity to intermediate techniques of skiing in North Carolina. Review and refinement of basic skills along with traversing, turns, and skiing on advanced slopes will be taught by certified ski instructors.

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    • PWLA-1667 Snowboarding
      Description

      This course offers the student the opportunity to learn to snowboard. Basic techniques such as walking, gliding, side stepping, downhill, turns and safety will be taught in North Carolina by certified instructors. A fee is required for participation in this course.

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    • PWLA-1671 Soccer
      Description

      This course is designed to teach students the skills needed to play soccer as a lifetime sport. These skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping, defense, rules, and strategies.

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    • PWLA-1675 Softball
      Description

      Fundamental skills to include throwing, catching, fielding, pitching, batting, and base running; terminology; game play; rules; scoring; safety; and basic strategy.

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    • PWLA-1678 Strength and Conditioning
      Description

      This course is an introduction to the major dimensions of resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and flexibility. It includes demonstration of proper weight lifting techniques and examination of concepts related to a variety of health topics, including fitness, nutrition flexibility, and weight management. Emphasis is on cardiovascular exercise, anaerobic exercise, and personal responsibility for lifelong wellness.

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    • PWLA-1679 Body Boot Camp
      Description

      This intermediate course of physical conditioning combines high energy cardio-respiratory activity with various forms of strength training to improve muscular endurance and strength, develop increased levels of cardio-respiratory fitness, and promote overall health. The class format will consist of intense outdoor and indoor training with vigorous circuit, interval and cross training regimens. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of exercises will be taught along with safe practices, knowledge of muscle groups, proper fueling and recovery, and workout design.

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    • PWLA-1682 Swimming: Beginning
      Description

      For students with no fear of the water and limited skill in specific strokes. Fundamental skills include front crawl, elementary backstroke, treading water, safety, rescue and related skills.

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    • PWLA-1683 Swimming: Intermediate
      Description

      For students who are comfortable in deep water and interested in developing stoke refinement and proper technique. Review personal safety, elementary backstroke and front crawl. Introduce sidestroke, breaststroke and back crawl.

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    • PWLA-1685 Swimming: Conditioning
      Description

      A vigorous swimming activity to improve the cardiovascular system through a workout program consisting of different strokes and short and long distance swimming. The target heart rate will be used to determine each individual's progression.

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    • PWLA-1687 Water Safety Instruction
      Description

      To train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety courses. Any student who passes receives a certification to teach.

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    • PWLA-1688 Mat Pilates
      Description

      This course is designed to teach the history, terminology, and techniques of the Pilates method. The focus for the course is to teach mat Pilates exercises through precise muscle controlled movements, utilizing proper breathing techniques, in order to stretch and strengthen muscle, improve posture, balance, and core strength.

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    • PWLA-1689 Yoga: Intermediate
      Description

      This course is designed to review the history and terminology of yoga. The focus for this course, is teaching more advanced physical pose practice, teaching and communication skills, sequencing, positive affirmations/mantras, breathing/pranayama, and charkas. Postures designed to open the many channels of the body, especially the main channel, the spine; to develop a balance of strength and flexibility in the physical body; and to connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of breathing. The focus centers on connecting the mind, the body, and breathing. This course is designed to reach a total mind-body workout which features functional strength, flexibility, muscle balancing, and relaxation.

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    • PWLA-1690 Yoga
      Description

      This course is designed to teach the history and terminology of yoga. The focus for the course is to teach postures designed to open the many channels of the body, especially the main channel, the spine, to develop a balance of strength and flexibility in the physical body; and to connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of the breathing. The focus centers on connecting the mind, the body, and breathing. The course is designed to reach a total mind-body workout which features functional strength, flexibility, muscle balancing, and relaxation.

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    • PWLA-1691 Tennis: Beginning
      Description

      This course is designed to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge base needed to participate in tennis as a lifetime activity. 1692 This course is designed to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge base needed to participate in tennis as a lifetime activity.

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    • PWLA-1692 Tennis: Intermediate
      Description

      Review and refinement of beginning skills; volley; lobs; smash; topspin serve; strategy; tournament play.

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    • PWLA-1694 Ultimate Frisbee
      Description

      This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills and rules of Ultimate Frisbee as well as how to play the game and how to implement basic strategies used in the game. Emphasis will be placed on skills, rules, and participation in playing the game of Ultimate Frisbee.

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    • PWLA-1695 Volleyball: Beginning
      Description

      Fundamental skills to include passing, setting, spiking, serving; game play (rotation, substitution); rules; safety; scoring; basic strategy.

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    • PWLA-1696 Volleyball: Intermediate
      Description

      This course is designed to further a student's playing ability, understanding of rules and strategy, and game play in volleyball.

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    • PWLA-1697 Walk/Jog
      Description

      Vigorous activity designed to improve muscle tone and the cardiovascular system through a well-planned program of walking and/or jogging.

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    • PWLA-1698 Weight Training
      Description

      Major muscle group strength training exercises designed to improve function and efficiency of the musculoskeletal system.

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    • PWLA-2611 Special Activities
      Description

      This course offers activities to accommodate student needs and interests--e.g., martial arts, roller skating, self defense, etc.

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    • PWLA-2651 Independent Activity
      Description

      This course is available only to students with disabling conditions, medical restrictions, or similar unique situations. This course is available only to students with prior permission from the department.

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    • PWLA-2685 Special Topics in Physical Education
      Description

      Titles and descriptions of specific course will be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • SPMG-2600 Introduction Sport Management
      Description

      Course provides an overview of basic knowledge areas for the successful Sport Manager. Fundamental sport management principles, key skills required for success, and current issues are emphasized. A 2.0 GPA is required.

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    • SPMG-2685 Special Topics in Sport Management
      Description

      Titles and descriptions of specific courses will be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • SPMG-3660 Managerial Ethics and Governance in Sport
      Description

      Students in this course will examine ethics and governance of sport organizations within the context of the managerial function. Students discuss various ethical theories, develop a framework for ethical decision-making, and have the opportunity to apply their decision-making framework to important sport industry issues. Students will also examine various governing agencies of sport and how these organizations impact managerial decision-making through policy development and implementation. Requires admission to the sport management major.

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    • SPMG-3661 Sociology of Sport
      Description

      This course provides a study of the sociological aspects of sport, athletics, and recreation in the American culture.

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    • SPMG-3662 Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations
      Description

      This course emphasizes the management component of sport management. More specifically, the course will focus on means of improving performance within sports organizations. Several areas will be discusses to that effect, such as developing goals, making decisions, strategic planning, leadership, and human resource management. Requires an overall GPA of at least 2.50.

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    • SPMG-3663 Sport Facility and Event Management
      Description

      This course is designed to develop student understanding and competencies necessary regarding designing, planning, and controlling of sport facilities and sport event logistics. Topics include: scheduling the sport facility, planning and scheduling of sport events, box office management, security and supervision of facility events, safety and medical services, housekeeping and maintenance, concessions and merchandise, risk management and insurance, media marketing of sport events, sponsorship of and hospitality at sport events, and assessment of the sport event.

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    • SPMG-3664 Economics and Finance in Sport
      Description

      This course examines traditional and innovative methods of revenue acquisition and financial management in sports organizations. In addition, it examines the broader economic impact and implications in sport in society.

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    • SPMG-3665 Communication in Sport
      Description

      This course is designed to serve as an introductory class in public and media relations for students in sport administration, including the presentation of principles, standards, and guidelines in sport public relations and information systems involved in sport information management. Information technology and its role in sport will be covered. Throughout the course the concepts of public relations within sport and leisure organizations will be examined and applied to sport.

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    • SPMG-3670 Practicum
      Description

      Field experiences yield the necessity of receiving direction, undertaking responsibility, and demonstrating competence by applying theory learned from course work. Course helps students discover career options and confirm career choices.

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    • SPMG-4584 Pre-Internship Seminar in Sport Management
      Description

      This course is designed to prepare the student to make the transition from student to professional in Sport Management. Topics for discussion will include the following: internship selection, application materials, interviewing skills, job search, salary negotiation, and other professional issues. Mentoring during the internship search process will be provided.

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    • SPMG-4665 Sport Marketing and Promotion
      Description

      Designed to provide students with a basic understanding of sports promotion and marketing. Fundamental marketing and promotional principles are emphasized as they relate to sports.

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    • SPMG-4667 Legal Issues for Sport Management
      Description

      Examination of major legal issues in sport management. Emphasis on providing legally sound programs that reduce risk of litigation.

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    • SPMG-4668 Human Resource Management in Sport
      Description

      An overview of human resource management, examining the techniques, policies, processes, strategies, and practices used by sport managers and organizations to utilize human resources effectively and efficiently. This includes topics such as equal employment opportunity, staffing, performance appraisal, compensation management, training and development, work life quality, health/safety, and labor-management relations.

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    • SPMG-4670 Practicum
      Description

      Field experiences yield the necessity of receiving direction, undertaking responsibility, and demonstrating competence by applying theory learned from course work. It allows the student to complete a partial fulfillment in their degree program, and will help them discover career options and confirm career choices.

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    • SPMG-4680 Applied Research Methods in Sport Management
      Description

      This course introduces students to the concepts and process of research. Both quantitative and qualitative methodologies are discussed. Students will become informed consumers of research and thus develop and understanding of how to integrate research into decision making. Students will develop skills to conduct their own research related to the operation of sport organizations.

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    • SPMG-4681 Independent Study
      Description

      Independent study or project; topic, content and criteria to be determined by the student in conjunction with the faculty advisor.

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    • SPMG-4685 Special Topics in Sport Management
      Description

      This course provides the opportunity to offer course content and topics that may not be covered by other course titles. Titles and descriptions of specific courses will be identified at the time of offering. The course may be repeated for credit.

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    • SPMG-4686 Internship
      Description

      The internship is the capstone experience of the sport management program. The internship is a full-time commitment and requires the completion of a minimum of 520 hours during the fall and spring semesters or 400 hours during the summer semester. The internship must be performed with a faculty-approved sport property, and intern duties are required to reflect the competencies developed through the sport management academic curriculum.

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  • Masters
    • SPMG-6001 Social Issues in Sport
      Description

      This course examines historical and contemporary issues in sport. The course focuses on the context in which sport administrators will function and the place that sport holds in society and as a social phenomenon. The course leads students to critically examine their own socialization to sport and develop their own perspective for effectively conducting the business of sport.

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    • SPMG-6102 Revenue Generation in Sport
      Description

      This course is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the many traditional sources of revenue available to sport properties. In addition, students will be encouraged to think entrepreneurially to foster the development of new platforms for revenue acquisition. Some of the topics to be covered include fundraising, ticket sales, licensing, and sponsorships.

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  • Doctorate