School of Education

Physical Education & Health Courses

2015-16 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

PEH 125. SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING LIFETIME 2 sh
This course provides students with enhanced skill levels, knowledge and strategies to teach various lifetime sports/activities [in a physical education setting]. Activities may include tennis, golf, racquetball, hiking, skating, yoga, badminton, disc golf, track and field, etc. The course requires significant physical activity in both the participation and presentation of selected lifetime activities. Offered spring.
 
PEH 126. SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING TEAM SPORTS 2 sh
This course provides students with enhanced skills, knowledge and strategies to teach various team sports [in physical education settings]. Activities may include soccer, softball, football, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, cricket, etc. The course requires significant physical activity in both the participation and presentation of selected team sports. Offered fall.

PEH 211. FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 2 sh
This course is an introduction to the foundation of the field of physical education in the United States including related areas of health education and sport. An overview of the sub-disciplines which have emerged from physical education and health will be presented and discussed. An exploration of the interconnectedness of the practices of many of these sub-disciplines will be provided. Offered spring.
 
PEH 212. SPORTS INJURIES CARE AND PREVENTION 2 sh
This course is designed to teach competence as a first responder to sports injuries in perspective of a sport coach. The students will examine methods of recognition, acute care, prevention and evaluation of athletic injuries. Students also will be provided the opportunity to become American Red Cross certified in Adult CPR/AED and First Aid. Offered spring, second-half.

PEH 225. INTRODUCTION TO ADVENTURE BASED LEARNING 4 sh
Adventure Based Learning (ABL) is the deliberate use of sequenced activities such as games, trust activities, and problem solving initiatives, for the personal and social development of participants that involve both physical and intellectual challenge. The setting is generally out of doors. ABL is experiential in nature, and espouses the importance of student engagement; fun during educational experiences has been shown to enhance the retention of knowledge. Outcomes of ABL include increased sense of trust of self and others, improvement in self-image and self-efficacy, teamwork and problem solving skills, intellectual flexibility and student engagement. This class will be a combination of theoretical foundations and hands on activities to introduce the students to the field of ABL and potential areas of use. Offered fall and spring.

PEH 310. MOTOR LEARNING THEORY FOR TEACHING AND COACHING 4 sh
This course examines the theories of motor skill acquisition and performance. Students will study the neurobiological subsystems associated with learning motor skills. Synthesis of experimental approaches in motor learning research will provide students with a framework for practical application in educational settings. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing. Offered fall.

PEH 324. NUTRITION 4 sh
This course provides a comprehensive study of nutrient basics.  Topics include digestion, metabolism, vitamins, minerals, supplements, weight management, nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing, and BIO 264. Offered fall and spring.

PEH 325. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR 4 sh
This course provides a comprehensive study of factors influencing alcohol and other drug use including personality, societal and biological factors. Prevention through the curriculum, identifying the high-risk student and appropriate referrals in the school system and community is emphasized. Students will gain experience using technology as a strategic resource related to this topic. Offered spring or winter term.

PEH 345.  PRINCIPLES OF COACHING 4 sh
The curriculum of this course explores the skills needed to be a successful coach. Topics to be examined include coaching philosophies, ethics, character education, psychological aspects, and administrative leadership of a sport team. Prerequisite: PEH 125 or PEH 126 or permission of instructor. Offered spring.
 
PEH 362. HEALTHFUL LIVING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2 sh
This course is designed for the elementary classroom teacher to better understand the health, safety and physical education needs of the K-5th student. The focus of this course is content knowledge and methodology related to Physical Education, Safety and Health. Clinical hours in public schools are required. Prerequisite: EDU 211 or SOC 243 or permission of instructor. Offered fall and spring.
 
PEH 363. COACHING TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL SKILLS 4 sh
This course will examine the application of instructional methods when coaching technical and tactical skills of sport. Study of practice organization, seasonal planning, physical preparation, and an in-depth review of sport-specific skills will be addressed. Students will learn safe, effective pedagogical methods that teach for optimal performance, enjoyment and understanding. Prerequisite: PEH 125 or PEH 126. Offered fall.
 
PEH 410. ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 4 sh
This course provides students with the opportunity to critically examine and compare administrative theories, organizational concepts, principles and procedures. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing. Offered spring.

PEH 411. MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION 4 sh
Students study as a primary focus the administration and interpretation of psychomotor tests for use in K-12 settings. Additional topics include cognitive and affective testing and measurement. Application of testing skills and concepts to assess state and national physical education and health standards will be a foundational component of the course. Prospective physical education and health teachers will be provided with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to prepare for the assessment component of North Carolina teacher licensure. Prerequisite: PEH 211; should be taken concurrently with PEH 423 and PEH 427. Offered fall. 

PEH 421. CHRONIC AND ACUTE DISEASES 4 sh
Students study the interdependency of body systems and diseases and conditions that affect human health and well-being. Topics include the historical foundation of health professions, immunology, pathophysiology of prominent acute and chronic diseases, sociocultural factors that influence health, and consequences and prevention of major health risk behaviors. Methods of health appraisal and screening are also investigated. Prerequisites: BIO 263 and 264. Offered fall.
 
PEH 425. PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH PRACTICUM K-12 6 sh
This course is designed to prepare students to effectively teach physical education in K-12 and health in middle and secondary school settings. Course content focuses on curriculum design and implementation using a variety of curricular models, enhanced instructional delivery and classroom management specific to physical education and health settings. Teacher candidates will learn the skills to develop an inclusive classroom that effectively instructs diverse learners, including students in need of adaptive modifications in a physical education setting. Teacher candidates are required to complete clinical hours in three settings: elementary physical education, middle/high school physical education, and middle/high school health. Prerequisites: Junior/senior standing and PEH 211. Offered fall.
 
PEH 461. CAPSTONE IN ADVENTURE BASED LEARNING 4 sh
This capstone course is a combination of seminar and practicum and is the culminating learning experience for students pursuing the minor in Adventure Based Learning. The desired result of this course design is to stimulate good judgment and sound decisions while improving problem solving, project design and implementation, communication, professional relations building skills and practical application of course content within the minor. Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing, adventure based learning minor or permission of instructor and 2.0 overal GPA. Offered spring.
 
PEH 481. INTERNSHIP IN COACHING 2 sh
This course provides students with 80 hours of experiential opportunities in coaching and addresses the sports pedagogy domain of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) National Coaching Standards. Students must choose one 80-hour experience or two 40-hour experiences. Students must make arrangements with their professor the semester prior to registering for the internship. The internship may take place in any approved setting at the middle, high school or college level. Prerequisites: Completion of 10 hours in the coaching minor and 2.0 overall GPA. Offered fall, spring and summer.
 
PEH 482. INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH (non-teacher licensure) 4 sh
The internship in Physical Education and Health is a culminating learning experience for students pursuing the non-licensure major. This field experience should be in the are the student would eventually seek employment. This experience allows students the opportunity to practice the application of theory and apply the knowledge acquired through academic preparation. Experience at a field study site offering services related to Physical Education and Health draws on course content and makes possible the integration and development of professional skills. The PEH internship is an in-depth supervised work and study experience where the student has a degree of responsibility. In addition, the student selects, with the guidance of the agency supervisor, a project for which she/he has total responsibility. The desired result of this course design is to stimulate good judgment and sound decisions while improving problem solving, project design and implementation, communication, professional relation building skills and practical application of course content within the major. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the degree program and complete all paperwork associated with the internship; 3.0 GPA in major courses and a 2.5 GPA overall; department approval required. Offered fall, winter, spring and summer.

PEH 491. INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-4 sh

PEH 499. RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 1-4 sh
Independent research project supervised by faculty mentor.

 

Health Education Courses

HED 111. CONTEMPORARY WELLNESS ISSUES 2 sh
Students will study selected topics in personal wellness. Students will examine current issues pertaining to personal choices and well-being. Topics may include nutrition and weight management, exercise for health and wellness, psychosocial aspects of health and wellness and the effects of alcohol and other drugs. Offered fall and spring. 
 
HED 112. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN WELLNESS: HEALTH RELATED FITNESS  2 sh
The course will begin with an overview of principle aspects of wellness followed by an in-depth study of health related fitness. Topics to be explored may include social implications, health benefits, basic fitness components and anaerobic and aerobic activities.

HED 113. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN WELLNESS: HEALTH AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT 2 sh
This course examines the principle aspects of the wellness paradigm with emphasis on health of the human spirit. Students will actively participate in contemplative practices linked to health and one’s personal definition of spirituality. Students will investigate how to create and maintain lifestyle choices that build healthy connections between self, others and the community at large.

HED 114. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN WELLNESS: PERSONAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT 2 sh
How healthy are you, really? In this course students will evaluate their level of health by conducting several personal health assessments and identify methods of improvement. Students will explore the components of health and wellness; assess several health behaviors and identify implications; and apply valid resources to health behavior change strategies. Areas addressed will include, but are not limited to nutrition, physical activity level, sleep and stress.
 
HED 115. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN WELLNESS: STRESS AND WELL-BEING 2 sh
Students will study stress management, a selected topic in personal wellness. This course examines different stressors, the stress response and a holistic approach in managing stress as a more effective approach to optimal lifelong health and well-being. Student will employ practical stress management techniques to gain a greater understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection.
 
HED 116. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN WELLNESS: FUNDAMENTALS OF WELLNESS COACHING 2 sh
Expecting people to change simply because they know they should is not realistic. There is a process to overcoming old habits, particularly when it comes to health behaviors. The path of change is rarely straight forward and best pursued with help. By learning about the science based wellness coaching competencies, you will begin to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help people make lasting improvements to their health and well-being. Wellness coaches are taking on some of the toughest challenges of our time including obesity, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles, poor eating habits and chronic stress. Taught by a Wellcoaches® certified wellness coach, explore the next frontier for those interested in health promotion and behavior change - wellness coaching!
 
HED 230. PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH PROMOTION: FOUNDATIONS TO FUNCTION 4 sh
Through interactive lectures, discussions, research and case studies, this course will explore the theoretical, historical, and philosophical foundations of health behavior and health promotion strategies. Health promotion theories, research methods and principles will be used to investigate health challenges faced by individuals locally and globally. Students will apply this knowledge to a specific health issue of interest, providing a synthesized theoretical perspective on the topic, and demonstrating a greater understanding of the interrelationships between the multiple factors that shape the initiation, maintenance and promotion of health behaviors. Counts toward Society. Offered fall and spring.

HED 235. INACTIVITY: THE THREAT OF A MODERN LIFESTYLE 4 sh
President-elect John F. Kennedy said in 1960, "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." Today the CDC projects that inactivity and poor diet will overtake smoking as the number one preventable cause of death, yet 25-35% of Americans are inactive. Economic, sociological, physiological and political factors influencing both the initiation and maintenance of an active lifestyle will be examined from a personal, national, and global perspective, with an eye on identifying current and future opportunities and challenges to increasing physical activity/fitness, thereby mitigating the health threats associated with our modern lifestyle. Counts toward Society. Offered fall.
 

HED 350. PROGRAM ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION AND DESIGN 4 sh
The purpose of this class is to provide students the opportunity to develop practical skills relative to the application of health education program development and evaluation issues. This course explores comprehensive program planning that includes assessment, community involvement, intervention selection and development, implementation and evaluation. Evidence-based data on health promotion will be used to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health education program developed for targeted populations at-risk for specific health problems. Students will develop skills in needs assessment, program planning, including developing a rationale, gaining support of stakeholders, selecting an appropriate model and theory, and evaluation to use in a health education and promotion program. Students will identify, plan and implement an intervention to meet the needs of an at-risk population based on an appropriate theoretical framework. Offered spring.

Physical Education Courses

The Physical Education (PED) activity program is designed to promote the acquisition and application of psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills in a variety of recreational and sport settings. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development. Students will have the opportunity to test their proficiencies, demonstrate knowledge of rules and etiquette, and experience the ways in which physical activity contributes to the physical, psychological and emotional states of well-being.

PED 100. TENNIS I  1 sh
This course is an introductory tennis course. Students will apply learned skills, strategies and rules for singles and doubles play. The course includes an exploration of the history of tennis. Special fee: $15. Offered fall and spring. 

PED 101. RACQUETBALL I  1 sh
This introductory racquetball course provides the opportunity for students to learn and develop basic skills of play. Students will learn the history, rules, basic strokes and strategy of the game. Special fee: $15. Offered fall and spring.
 
PED 102. SELF-DEFENSE AND PERSONAL SAFETY I  1 sh
This course offers instruction in self-defense techniques that are easy to learn and perform.  Using techniques from various martial arts, students learn practical self-defense maneuvers for the most common real world situations from the perspective of personal safety.  No previous martial arts experience is required. Offered fall and spring.
 
PED 104. BALLROOM DANCING  1 sh
This course provides the students the opportunity to develop basic competencies in step patterns, rhythm and timing, body carriage, formations, positions, social etiquette, and leading and following techniques.  In addition, it offers the opportunity to perform and identify the basic movement skills used in a variety of dances. Offered spring.
 
PED 105. GOLF I  1 sh
Golf I is an introductory course in the basics of the sport. Instruction will include all aspects of the game from the fundamentals of the swing to putting and chipping. Students will learn the rules and the etiquette of the game. The course also included the opportunity to play nine holes of golf at a local golf course. Special fee: $15. Offered spring. 

PED 109. AEROBIC CONDITIONING AND WEIGHT TRAINING  1 sh
Progressive development of physiological fitness designed to meet the needs of the individual student, including weight and cardio-respiratory training. Students will learn how to design and implement a weight program based on their individual needs. Offered fall and spring.

PED 110 LAKE AND RIVER KAYAKING  1 sh
This is an introductory course in the basics of kayaking.  Safety, technique and enjoyment are stressed.  Instruction provides both an understanding of kayaking in rivers with rapids and on large open bodies of water where wind and waves can increase the level of difficulty.  An ability to handle both recreational kayaks and touring kayaks is developed through practice.  Includes three pool, three classroom, two river and three lake paddling sessions.  Additional fees will apply. Offered fall. 

PED 115. BASIC CANOE AND CANOE CAMPING  1 sh
This is an introductory course in the basics of canoeing and canoe camping. It is intended for beginners as well as experienced paddlers. The course stresses technique, safety and enjoyment. Instruction is designed to provide both an understanding of the principles of river canoeing and an opportunity to develop skill through practice. You will learn about equipment, strokes, maneuvering in current, paddling in class II whitewater, river reading, safety skills, rescue techniques and knot tying. There will be plenty of opportunity to paddle both solo and in tandem. You will also learn how to plan and conduct a multi-day canoe camping adventure that stresses “Leave No Trace” principles. Additional fees will apply. Offered fall.

PED 116. OUTWARD BOUND EXPERIENCE  1-3 sh
This is a course in wilderness survival, including physical survival skills, fitness, cognitive and emotional skills and study of the natural world. Special fee applies. Offered as personnel are available or Independent Study.

PED 120. WHITEWATER CANOEING  1 sh
This is an introductory course in whitewater canoeing. It stresses technique, safety and enjoyment. Instruction is designed to give participants a solid foundation in class II whitewater and includes choosing the correct equipment, balance, bracing, paddling strokes, whitewater maneuvers (upstream and downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel-outs), river reading, safety and assisted and self-rescue techniques. If during the course students reach proficiency in class II whitewater, the class may then advance to paddling class III whitewater before it concludes. Additional fees will apply. Offered spring.
 
PED 121. TENNIS II  1 sh
Students practice and apply the skills and strategies of singles and doubles tennis through drills and games. Students should have intermediate level tennis skills including consistent ground strokes and serving, experience with net play, and knowledge of game rules and etiquette prior to registration. Prerequisite: PED 100 or permission of instructor. Special fee: $15. Offered fall and spring.
 
PED 201. RACQUETBALL II  1 sh
This course builds on skills obtained in Racquetball I. Focus is placed on developing skills and strategies for competitive play. Prerequisite: PED 101 or permission of Instructor. Special fee: $15. Offered fall and spring.
 
PED 202. SELF-DEFENSE AND PERSONAL SAFETY II  1 sh
This course provides advanced instruction in self-defense techniques using and expanding on methods taught in PED 102 - Self-Defense and Personal Safety. Based on martial arts, students continue to learn practical self-defense maneuvers focusing on personal safety. Prerequisite: PED 102 or permission of instructor. Offered fall and spring.
 
PED 205. GOLF II  1 sh
This course includes a brief review of the basic aspects of golf covered in PED 105 - Golf I, with a focus on all facets of the short game.  Using the Computerized Swing Analysis at Elon's State-of the-Art Practice Center students will be able to video tape and analyze their swing with the latest technology in golf today. The course will include demonstration and practice using various grips, proper address of the ball and techniques for reading the green and improving putting consistency.  Club selection and strategies for chipping, pitch shots and flop shots will be developed. The goal of the course is to help the average golfer lower their score through improving their short game. Prerequisite: PED 105 or permission of instructor. Offered fall and spring. 
 

This page was updated October 30, 2015.