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Department of Physical Education, Health & Recreation

The purpose of the department is to provide opportunity for the individual to learn activities which are invigorating and enjoyable and will lead to positive physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual growth. Emphasis is placed on physical growth by stressing the importance of developing and maintaining a strong, sound body. The emotional, mental and spiritual growth of the student is enhanced through development of skills which will enable the student to participate in worthwhile recreational activities. Through these activities, students will be able to make emotional and mental adaptations. It is also the aim of the department to give physical education majors, minors, and coaches a clear understanding of procedures, methods, techniques, and materials for effective, competent teaching and coaching.

Degree Plans:

Requirements

Physical Education Major:
Thirty-six semester hours from any theory courses in health or physical education. The student may elect either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The university provides intercollegiate competition in basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, and cross country for both men and women; baseball for men; and softball for women. A varsity athlete may receive a maximum of four semester hours’ credit for intercollegiate competition in each of these sports with no more than eight hours total.
Health and Physical Education Minor:
Eighteen semester hours, including PED 337 or PED 339. Fifteen semester hours may be elected from any other theory courses.
Teacher Licensure:
Forty-five semester hours, including six hours from PED 325,331, 333, or 334, and the rest from HEA 230, HEA 300, HEA 323, PED 231, PED 324, PED 336, PED 432, PED 433, PED 436, and PED 437. PED 337 and PED 339 must be taken as methods courses. Additional licensure requirements are listed under special subject areas in the education department.
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Major:
Fifty-four semester hours from the following areas: Nine hours in health from HEA 230, HEA 240, HEA 300, HEA 3230; 24 hours in physical education from PED 222, PED 231, PED 324, PED 325, PED 329, PED 331, PED 333, PED 334, PED 336, PED 337, PED 338, PED 339, PED 432, PED 433, PED 436, and PED 437; nine hours in recreation from REC 301, REC 302, REC 303, REC 304, REC 305, REC 306, and REC 307; and 12 hours of electives from the courses listed above.
Coaching Minor:
Twenty-one semester hours, including PED 222, 329, 432, and six hours from the following PED 331, 333, or 334. Six additional hours may be elected from any PED theory course.
Recreation Minor:
Eighteen semester hours of recreation courses.

Course Descriptsions for Physical Education (PED)

Course NO. Course Name Course Hours Course Description Course Syllabus
PED 222 Organization of Practice and Scouting of Team Sports 3 hours Principles for organizing and administering a practice session. Scouting techniques for football, basketball, and baseball. View/Download
PED 231 History and Introduction to Physical Education 3 hours Physical Education in America from the Colonial days to the present. View/Download
PED 324 Anatomy-Physiology 3 hours A study of the physical structure of the body and how each system relates in its function. View/Download
PED 325 Motor Development and Creative Rhythms for Elementary School 3 hours The development and refinement of skillful performance in gymnastics, rhythms, and games. View/Download
PED 329 Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching 3 hours A study of how sports became a part of the school and society; an analysis of the purpose, values, nature, and scope of coaching. View/Download
PED 331 The theory and Practice of Coaching Basketball 3 hours   View/Download
PED 333 The theory and Practice of Coaching Baseball 3 hours   View/Download
PED 334 The theory and Practice of Coaching Soccer 3 hours   View/Download
PED 336 Kinesiology 3 hours The scientific principles of movement, muscles and muscular actions, and mechanical principles, such as levers, laws of motion, stability, and momentum. View/Download
PED 337 Methods of teaching Health and Physical Education in Elementary Schools 3 hours A study of principles of learning, principles of teaching, class organization, teaching techniques, and materials of elementary school. View/Download
PED 338 Health and Physical Education in Elementary Schools 3 hours A study of how physical education, physical fitness, health and wellness, and movement can be effectively used in the elementary grades. View/Download
PED 339 Methods of teaching Health and Physical Education in Secondary Schools 3 hours A study of principles of learning, principles of teaching, class organization, teaching techniques, and materials of secondary school. View/Download
PED 432 The Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries 3 hours Basic fundamentals and techniques in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of injuries. View/Download
PED 433 Organization and Administration of Physical Education 3 hours General Principles of Administration and their effects upon the organization of a physical education program. View/Download
PED 436 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education 3 hours Techniques of constructing, administering, and analyzing written and skill test in health and physical education. View/Download
PED 437 Physical Education for the Exceptional Child 3 hours The nature of certain physical and mental handicaps and methods for working with handicapped students in a physical education program. View/Download

Course Descriptsions for Health Education (HEA)

Course NO. Course Name Course Hours Course Description Course Syllabus
HEA 230 First Aid 3 hours Methods of caring for injuries and applying first aid to the injured, together with methods of preventing injuries and accidents. View/Download
HEA 240 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3 hours Role of nutrition in high level wellness. Therapeutic diets prescribed for common medical problems. View/Download
HEA 300 Health and Exercise for a New Lifestyle 3 hours This course is designed to teach the student how to be totally healthy, including information on healthy diets and types of exercise that are best for achieving and maintaining optimal strength. View/Download
HEA 323 Consumer Health 3 hours A study of the effects tobacco, alcohol and other drugs have on the body; drug abuse in today’s society; the eating habits of today's young people; and family relationships. Satisfies writing intensive course requirement. View/Download

Course Descriptsions for Recreation (REC)

Course NO. Course Name Course Hours Course Description
REC 301 Outdoor Recreation 3 hours This course is designed to give students an overview of outdoor recreation. Emphasis will be given in camping, canoeing, fishing, and hiking.
REC 302 Intramural 3 hours This course is designed to give students the knowledge of how to organize an intramural program in a recreational setting.
REC 303 Recreation for Children 3 hours This course is designed to give students the knowledge of recreational games for children and young adults.
REC 304 Recreation for Adults 3 hours This course is designed to give the students the knowledge of recreational games for adults and how to administer a program for senior citizens.
REC 305 Practicum in Recreation 3 hours Practical field experience under the supervision of a specialist.
REC 306 Leisure Services 3 hours This course is designed to inform the student of available services in public and private recreation.
REC 307 Recreation for Persons with Handicapping Conditions 3 hours This course is designed to give the student a knowledge of the organization and administration of a recreation program for persons with a handicap.

Activity Courses (PED)

Students who do not wish to take activity courses may take HEA 300.

Course NO. Course Name Course Hours Course Description
PED 111 Aerobics 1 hour Three hours per week.
PED 112 Human Wellness 1 hour Three hours per week.
PED 113 Soccer 1 hour Two hours per week.
PED 114 Golf 1 hour Three hours per week.
PED 115 Softball 1 hour Three hours per week.
PED 117 Badminton 1 hour Three hours per week.
PED 118 Tennis 1 hour Three hours per week.
PED 119 Bowling 1 hour Three hours per week.
PED 162 Movement and Dance for the Musical Theatre: Jazz 1 hour Same as the THE 261
PED 163 Movement and Dance for the Musixal Theatre: Tap 1 hour Same as the THE 260
PED 164 Movement and Dance for the Musical Theatre: Modern 1 hour  
PED 166 Stage Combat 1 hour Same as THE 166
PED 167 Weight Training 1 hour 2 hours per week.
PED 168 Fitness and Stress 1 hour 2 hours per week.

Activity Credit (PEG)

A maximum of eight semester hours of elective credit from the following courses may count toward a degree.

Course NO. Course Name Course Hours
PEG 101 Intercollegiate Basketball 1 hour
PEG 102 Intercollegiate Basketball 1 hour
PEG 103 Intercollegiate Basketball 1 hour
PEG 104 Intercollegiate Basketball 1 hour
PEG 106 Intercollegiate Baseball 1 hour
PEG 107 Intercollegiate Baseball 1 hour
PEG 108 Intercollegiate Baseball 1 hour
PEG 109 Intercollegiate Baseball 1 hour
PEG 121 Cheerleading 1 hour
PEG 122 Cheerleading 1 hour
PEG 123 Cheerleading 1 hour
PEG 124 Cheerleading 1 hour
PEG 141 Intercollegiate Soccer 1 hour
PEG 142 Intercollegiate Soccer 1 hour
PEG 143 Intercollegiate Soccer 1 hour
PEG 144 Intercollegiate Soccer 1 hour
PEG 151 Intercollegiate Softball 1 hour
PEG 152 Intercollegiate Softball 1 hour
PEG 153 Intercollegiate Softball 1 hour
PEG 154 Intercollegiate Softball 1 hour
PEG 161 Intercollegiate Golf 1 hour
PEG 162 Intercollegiate Golf 1 hour
PEG 163 Intercollegiate Golf 1 hour
PEG 164 Intercollegiate Golf 1 hour
PEG 171 Intercollegiate Tennis 1 hour
PEG 172 Intercollegiate Tennis 1 hour
PEG 173 Intercollegiate Tennis 1 hour
PEG 174 Intercollegiate Tennis 1 hour
Contact Information

Chair
Greg Bullock
cbullock@wmcarey.edu
(601) 318-6558

Faculty
Dr. Ben Waddle
bwaddle@wmcarey.edu
(601) 318-6186

Faculty
Joe Hartfield
jhartfield@wmcarey.edu
(601) 318-6744