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PHED 120
1.00 cr.
Aerobic Conditioning

Principles and practice of safe aerobic exercise.

PHED 124
1.00 cr.
Weight Training

Principles and practice of safe resistance training.

PHED 215
2.00 cr.
Lifetime Health and Fitness

A study of the interconnected dimensions that make up the human wellness concept. Designed to encourage and activate self-responsibility through knowledge of physical fitness, wellness and lifestyle management. Additional fees required.

PHED 306
3.00 cr.
Methods of Coaching

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the coaching profession. Emphasis is placed on sport at the high school, and serious club levels. Consideration is also given to coaching at other levels, such as youth, recreational, and intercollegiate sport programs. The primary goal of the course is to develop and enhance students' knowledge and understanding of concepts and techniques of coaching and their application to achieving important objectives in working with athletes.

PHED 310
3.00 cr.
Motor Learning and Behavior

An investigation of the nature of motor development, motor control, and motor learning in individuals throughout the lifespan. Topics will focus on the interaction between development of motor performance capabilities in the learner and the role of the environment in facilitating the processes of motor skill learning and performance.

PHED 320
3.00 cr.
Social Aspects of Sports

This course will introduce the student to the complex field of sport as a psychological and sociological phenomenon. Students will study social processes associated with sport, including competition, socialization, conflict and change. Prerequisite: Sophomore status required or consent of instructor.

PHED 325
3.00 cr.
Sport Psychology

Familiarizes students with those aspects of psychology that influence performance and participation in sports and other sports related settings. Topics include self-esteem, motivation, stress, and imagery as it applies to one's ability to perform or willingness to participate in sports. This course is especially beneficial to students planning on sports-related fields connected with performance. (Cross-listed with PSYC315.)

PHED 330
3.00 cr.
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Basic prevention, care, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Prerequisite: HLTH206.

PHED 350
3.00 cr.

A study of the biomechanics of human movement. Prerequisites: BIOL221 and BIOL222.

PHED 444
3.00 cr.
Methods of Tchng Secondary Phys Education

This course is required for students who seek state licensure for grades K-12 teaching of Physical Education within the Exercise Science major. Students must first meet all requirements for "Entry into the Education Major". They also must meet all requirements for the Exercise Science "Entry into the Major". This course contains a field experience component and must precede enrollment in EDUC495/497 Teaching Internships and Seminars.

PHED 450
4.00 cr.
Exercise Physiology and Lab

A study of both acute and chronic exercise on the structure and function of the human body. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL221, and BIOL222.

PHED 455
3.00 cr.
Strength and Conditioning

A course designed to provide practical knowledge and experience in the area of strength and conditioning. Topics include specificity, flexibility, plyometrics, core stabilization, weight training, circuit training, and ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: BIOL221 and BIOL222.

PHED 460
3.00 cr.
Exercise Testing and Prescription

This is a course in applied techniques for the measurement of exercise bioenergetics, neuromuscular performance, cardiopulmonary fitness, and other health components. A particular emphasis is given to the development of fitness testing skills and knowledge necessary for exercise testing certification. Prerequisites: BIOL221 and BIOL222.

PHED 470
3.00 cr.
Research and Writing in Exercise Science

This course provides students the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research and gain experience in academic writing. Students will demonstrate the importance of protecting human research participants. In addition, students will develop a research proposal to be submitted to the Bethany Lutheran College Institutional Review Board (IRB). A "mini-thesis" will be written, which will include a study introduction, literature review, research method, results, and conclusion section. Students wil also present their "mini-thesis" project. Prerequisite: PHED460 (taken before or concurrently) or consent of instructor.

PHED 480
3.00 cr.
Topics in Exercise Science

A capstone topics course in Exercise Science. This course will review the various physiological, psychological, and administrative components involved in a comprehensive health/fitness program. A special emphasis on cardiac concerns included. Prerequisites: BIOL221 and BIOL222.

PHED 499
3.00 cr.
Coaching Internship

Coaching related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. By permission only.