Health and Physical Education Courses

Students must complete 33 hours of core courses in addition to 27-37 hours in a concentration—recreation, sport management, camp director, camp programming, sports studies, or strength and conditioning.

Also available are Health Education Teacher Licensure and Physical Education Teacher Licensure.

For a full list of concentrations and corresponding course requirements, download our complete catalog.

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PE 100-G Wellness Concepts/2
A course designed to provide the individual with the basic understanding of the various components of wellness, including physical fitness, lifetime exercise, nutrition, diet control, and stress management. The focus will be on developing a sound attitude toward a positive wellness lifestyle. Fall, Interterm, and Spring.

PE 104-G Aerobic Activities/1
A course designed to develop physical fitness through a variety of aerobic activities. Fall and Spring semesters.

PE 108-G Outdoor Adventure/1
Instruction in outdoor activities including orienteering, rock climbing, initiatives, canoeing, and personal camping skills. Lab fee for off-campus activities.

PE 109-G Fitness Walking/1
A course designed to develop cardiovascular endurance through an individualized walking program. Spring semester.

PE 111-G Jogging/1
A course designed to develop cardiovascular endurance through an individualized jogging program. Fall semester.

PE 112-G Tennis/1
Instructions in rules, skills, and strategy. Not open to students earning varsity tennis credit. Fall and Spring semesters.

PE 113-Tumbling/1
Instruction in basic tumbling skills with an emphasis on technique progression. Seven week course. Spring semester.

PE 114-G Beginning Weight Training/1
Coeducational. This course is designed for the beginner. Emphasis is placed on proper use of equipment, lifting technique, safety precautions, and establishing a recreational program for non weight lifters. Fall semester.

PE 115 Rhythmic Activities/1
Coeducational. A course designed to acquaint students with games, dances, customs, and traditions of various countries. Seven week course. Interterm, even-numbered years.

PE 116-G Advanced Weight Training/1
Coeducational. This course is designed for the experienced weight lifter. Emphasis is on establishing a knowledge of lifting, fitness, and body development, and developing a program for a specific muscle group or activity. Includes teaching methodology. Prerequisite: PE 105-G or consent of instructor. Spring semester.

PE 117 Intermediate Swimming/2
Designed to analyze and develop the back crawl, side stroke, front crawl, and breast stroke. Interterm, odd-numbered years.

PE 118-G Physical Conditioning/1
A course designed to integrate cardiovascular endurance and strength training for a lifetime of fitness. Every semester.

PE 120 First Aid/Responding to Emergencies/1
Instruction in the recognition, prevention, and care of accidents and injuries according to the American Red Cross procedures. The Responding to Emergencies certification includes first aid, and adult, child, and infant CPR. Provision is made for laboratory and field experience. Lab fee: $5. Seven week course. Fall semester and Interterm.

PE 125 Practical Introduction to Athletic Training/2
Orientation to the athletic training education process, profession and facilities. A series of basic skills will be presented, practiced and evaluated for safe application. Students will complete 30 hours of observation of Tabor College Certified Athletic Trainers as assigned. Prerequisites: PE 120, PE 220 or concurrent. Spring semester.

PE 131 Field Experience/1
A laboratory experience assisting with on campus athletic events, an individual sport program, or related activities. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated one time. Graded CR/NR.

PE 150 Varsity Baseball/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity baseball. Prerequisite: PE 125. Fall and Spring semesters.

PE 152 Varsity Basketball/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity basketball. Prerequisite: PE 125. Fall and Spring semesters.

PE 154 Varsity Cross-Country/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity cross-country. Prerequisite: PE 125. Fall semester.

PE 156 Varsity Football/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity football. Prerequisite: PE 125. Fall semester.

PE 160 Varsity Soccer/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity soccer. Prerequisite: PE 125. Fall semester.

PE 162 Varsity Softball/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity softball. Prerequisite: PE 125. Spring semester.

PE 164 Varsity Tennis/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity tennis. Prerequisite: PE 125. Fall and Spring semesters.

PE 166 Varsity Track and Field/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity track and field. Prerequisite: PE 125. Spring semester.

PE 168 Varsity Volleyball/0-1
One season of continuous participation in varsity volleyball. Prerequisite: PE 125. Fall semester.

Note: Prerequisite for varsity sports: Must be eligible according to NAIA standards and be listed on the NAIA Participation Sheet. A maximum of four hours may be earned.

PE 185 Anatomy and Physiology Survey/3
An introductory survey of the structure and function of the systems of the human body with an emphasis on the skeletal and musculature systems. This course does not meet the lab science requirement. Spring semester?

PE 200 Individual and Dual Sports/2
A study of the rules, strategy, and techniques of selected individual and dual sports usually found in school physical education programs. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

PE 201 Team Sports/2
A study of rules, strategy, and techniques of selected team sports usually included in school physical education programs. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 205 Introduction to Coaching/3
This is an introductory course for students interested in coaching at the middle or high school level. Focus is on qualities and roles of an assistant and head coach; coaching styles; off-season, preseason, and season planning; winning and losing; motivation; coaching relationships; dealing parents; risk management, and coaching ethics.

PE 211-G Human Physiology and Anatomy/4
Structure and functions of the various systems of the human body. Not recommended for biology majors. Two laboratory hours per week. (Same as BI 211-G) Fall semester.

PE 216-G Introduction to Personal and Community Health/3
An introduction to the health content areas and adolescent risk behaviors. Application will focus on personal and community responsibility. Prerequisite: PE 100-G or sophomore standing.

PE 217 Advanced Swimming and Lifesaving/2
Methods of teaching water safety and developing skills necessary for Senior Lifesaving certification. Lab fee. Interterm, odd-numbered years.

PE 220 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries/3
A basic overview of athletic training. Emphasis on the history of athletic training, general principles of sports medicine, and care and prevention of athletic injuries. Prerequisite: PE 120. Spring semester.

PE 240 Sports Officiating/2
A study of the mechanics and techniques of officiating with actual officiating experience in basketball. Interterm, odd-numbered years.

PE 241 Introduction to Clinical Experience/2
This course is the first in a series of experiences designed to reinforce information learned in the classroom setting. Students will review previous risk management, injury prevention, and acute care competencies, and apply the knowledge to practical simulations of common athletic training situations. Mastery of applicable athletic training clinical proficiencies is expected as well as completion of a minimum of 120 field experience hours with Tabor College Certified Athletic Trainers as assigned. Prerequisites: PE 120, PE 220, and admission in the ATEP. Fall semester.

PE 242 Clinical Experience I/2
This course is the second in a series of experiences designed to reinforce information learned in the classroom setting. Students will review previous anatomy and injury evaluation competencies and apply the knowledge to practical simulations of common athletic training situations. Mastery of applicable athletic training proficiencies is expected in the course as well as completion of a minimum of 120 field experience hours with Tabor College Certified Athletic Trainers as assigned. Prerequisites: AT 351, BI 211-G; Prerequisite or concurrent: PE 322 and admission in the ATEP. Spring semester.

PE 245 Nutrition for Performance/2
A study of essential nutrients and the principles of nutrition with an emphasis on the effects on athletic performance and the overall wellness of the individual. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 301 Field Experience/1-4
A laboratory experience in a health, physical education, wellness, or athletic program which includes student assistantships in teaching, intramurals, wellness, and varsity athletics. Prerequisite: Physical Education major or consent of instructor. Graded CR/NC. Physical Education majors are exempt from ED 370.

PE 306 Psychology of Sport/3
A study of psychological theories and principles applied to sport. Focus is on performance enhancement and topics include the role of stress, goal setting, motivation, group dynamics, and personality. Prerequisites: PY 111-G and junior standing or consent of instructor. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 312 Elementary School Physical Education/2
A study of directed play and physical activities for the physical education teacher. Selection of activities for appropriate developmental level of students is stressed. Includes micro teaching and a practicum. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 314 Strategies for Teaching Secondary Physical Education/3
A study of physical education activities for the secondary level with emphasis on curriculum planning, progressive selection of materials for middle and high school, community and school involvement, and methods of presentation and strategies for diverse populations. Prerequisite: PE 200 or PE 201. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 316 Advanced Health Concepts/3
Advanced principles and concepts of the health content areas and adolescent risk behaviors. Application will focus on public health and collaboration with community resources. Prerequisite: PE 216-G. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

PE 317 Adaptive Physical Education/2
Course deals with planning, organizing, and conducting physical education for the disadvantaged student. (Same as ED 317) Fall semester, even-numbered years.

PE 318 Event and Facility Management/3
A study of the management of sporting events and sport facilities. Event management focus is on finance, sponsorship, public relations, site preparation, tournament operations, and risk management. Facility management focus is on principles and standards for planning, constructing, using, and maintaining sport venues. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

PE 321 Leadership in Recreation/Camping/2-3
An introduction to the field of recreation and camping. Implications and potentials of leisure activities are emphasized with opportunities provided for developing leadership skills. Students enrolled for 3 hours will participate in an approved camping experience for which there may be a lab fee. Prerequisite: Physical Education major or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

PE 322 Kinesiology/3
A study of the anatomical and mechanical principles involved in human movement. Integrates and applies principles of motor learning. Prerequisite: BI 211-G or consent of instructor. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

PE 323 Outdoor Pursuits/3
This course discusses planning, organizing, leading, and managing outdoor pursuit activities. Risk management will also be discussed. Emphasis is divided between achieving cognitive and physical experience in selected outdoor pursuits. Interterm. Offered on demand.

PE 324 Physiology of Exercise/2
A study of the specific effects of exercise on the human body, including an emphasis on training regimens. Prerequisite: BI 211-G or consent of instructor. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 326 Strategies for Teaching Health/3
A study of health education in grades K-12. Emphasis is on examining and evaluating appropriate health education content information, establishing community and school involvement, selecting methods of presentation, and developing strategies for diverse populations. Prerequisite: PE 320. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

PE 327 Principles of Personal Training/3
A study of the principles of aerobic conditioning. Stresses the integration of health-related fitness components with exercise testing and prescription and the design and implementation of individual training programs. Prerequisite: PE 324. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

PE 329 Human Sexuality/3
A study of biological, psychological, behavioral, and cultural dimensions of human sexuality. How human sexuality affects people in their relationships to others in terms of development, sex role socialization, gender identity, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual dysfunction, and acquired immune deficiency are examined. Includes teaching strategies and methods. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. (Same as ED/PY 329) Spring semester.

PE 330 Coaching Theory/3
Designed for students who intend to enter the coaching profession. Theory, philosophy, administration, and the socio-psychological dimensions of physical activity and sports are included, along with a study of successful coaching styles employed by modern-day coaches. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 331 Coaching of Football/2
Offensive and defensive philosophies, organization, and scouting are included along with a study of the skills and training necessary for different positions. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

PE 332 Coaching of Basketball/2
Theory, strategy, fundamentals, and coaching techniques are included along with a study of offensive and defensive play. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

PE 334 Coaching of Volleyball/2
Offensive and defensive strategies, skill fundamentals and team organization are included. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Offered on demand.

PE 335 Coaching of Soccer/2
Strategies and fundamentals are included along with a study of successful modern offensive and defensive play. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

PE 336 Coaching of Track, Field, and Cross Country/2
Meet preparation and management are included along with a study of the skills and training necessary for individual events. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Offered on demand.

PE 337 Coaching of Tennis/2
Match preparation and management are included along with a study of skills and strategies. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Offered on demand.

PE 339 Coaching of Baseball/Softball/2
Fundamentals in hitting, pitching, and fielding are included along with a study of offensive and defensive strategies. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 342 Sport Promotion and Marketing/3
A study of marketing concepts applied to sport. Focus is on sport consumer behavior, pricing, distribution, promotion of sporting goods and services, and sponsorship. Prerequisites: BA 329 and junior standing or consent of instructor. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

PE 343 Clinical Experience II/2
This course is the third in a series of experiences designed to reinforce information learned in the classroom setting. Students will review previous injury evaluation and therapeutic modality competencies and apply the knowledge to practical simulations of common athletic training situations. Mastery of applicable athletic training proficiencies is expected in the course as well as completion of a minimum of 135 field experience hours in a Physical Therapy setting and with Tabor College Certified Athletic Trainers as assigned. Prerequisites: AT 352, AT 430, and admission in the ATEP. Fall semester.

PE 344 Clinical Experience III/2
This course is the fourth in a series of experiences designed to reinforce information learned in the classroom setting. Students will review previous therapeutic exercise competencies and apply the knowledge to practical simulations of common athletic training situations. Mastery of applicable athletic training proficiencies is expected in the course as well as completion of a minimum of 120 field experience hours in an Orthopedic Office setting and with Tabor College Certified Athletic Trainers as assigned. Prerequisites: AT 315, PE 324 or concurrent, and admission in the ATEP. Spring semester.

PE 350 Current Topics: Sports Medicine/1
Designed to keep students abreast of new developments in the field of sports medicine. Guest speakers from various medical professions will present topics that are of particular interest to students in the areas of Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy. Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor. Spring semester.

PE 402 Sport in American Culture/3
A study of the institution of sport and its cultural role in society. Focus is on socialization, stratification, gender relations, race and ethnicity, and social change. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

PE 412 Wilderness Seminar/3
A wilderness experience which encourages students to develop leadership skills and outdoor living competencies. Opportunities for personal growth are encountered in physical challenges, small group dynamics, and personal reflection. Prerequisite: Physical Education major with a camping or recreation concentration or consent of instructor. Summer. Offered on demand.

PE 413 History, Philosophy, and Principles of Physical Education/2
A study of the forces which have influenced the development of physical education, with a critical analysis of accepted principles and trends. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

PE 415 Principles of Sport Management/3
A study of management procedures for sport programs. Emphasis is on organization, finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, facilities, contest management, and travel. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

PE 417 Evaluation of Physical Education/2
A study of methods used in evaluating physical education. Focus is on cognitive, psychomotor, and affective forms of evaluations for physical education.

PE 421 Coaching Internship/1-10
A course designed to give the student an in-depth practical coaching experience as an assistant or head coach in an approved youth sport, middle school, high school, or college program. The student will work under the direct supervision of a program director, head coach, or athletic director. Prerequisite: Physical Education major or coaching concentration student with senior status.

PE 424 Sports Management Internship/1-10
A course designed to give the student an in-depth practical work experience with an approved business (sporting goods, sport manufacturer, fitness center, or recreation center). The student will work under the direct supervision of a full-time professional in this area. Prerequisite: Physical Education or Business Administration major with senior status. (Same as BA 424)

PE 426 Camping Internship/1-10
A course designed to give the student an in-depth practical work experience with an approved camp. The student will work under the direct supervision of a full-time camping professional. Prerequisite: Physical Education major with senior status.

PE 428 Strength and Conditioning Internship/1-10
A course designed to give the student an in-depth practical work experience in strength training in an approved sport or agency setting. The student will work under the direct supervision of a qualified strength training specialist. Prerequisite: Physical Education major with senior status.

PE 429 Sports Studies Internship/1-10
A course designed to give the student an in-depth practical work experience in an approved sport setting. The student will work under the direct supervision of a full-time professional. Prerequisite: Physical Education major with senior status.

PE 445 Clinical Experience IV/2
This course is the fifth in a series of experiences designed to reinforce information learned in the classroom setting. Students will review previous general medical and nutrition competencies and apply the knowledge to practical simulations of common athletic training situations. Mastery of applicable athletic training proficiencies is expected in the course as well as completion of a minimum of 120 field experience hours in a General Medical Physician’s office and with Tabor College Certified Athletic Trainers as assigned. Prerequisites: AT 440, PE 322, PE 245, and admission in the ATEP. Fall semester.

PE 446 Clinical Experience V/2
This course is the sixth in a series of experiences designed to reinforce information learned in the classroom setting. Students will review previous health care administration and professional development competencies and apply the knowledge to practical simulations of common athletic training situations. Mastery of applicable athletic training proficiencies is expected as well as completion of a minimum of 120 field experience hours observing orthopedic surgery and with Tabor College Certified Athletic Trainers as assigned. Prerequisites: AT 435 and admission in the ATEP. Spring semester.