Offered by Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences
College of Education

PE Courses

PE 100 - Principles of Physical Education - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Introductory course for students interested in careers in health, physical education, athletic training or coaching.
PE 109 - Activity Class - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Any full semester course or any combination of two eight-week courses below may be elected for one credit.
Aerobic Dancing, Archery, Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Diving, Golf, Gymnastics, Jogging, Orienteering, Personal Defense, Pickleball, Pocket Billiards, Racquetball, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Tumbling, Volleyball, Wrestling, Yoga for Exercise.
PE 110GS - Basic Sports - 0.5 to 1 hour
Prereq: none
Any full semester course or any combination of two eight-week courses below may be elected for one credit.
Aerobic Dancing, Archery, Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Diving, Golf, Gymnastics, Jogging, Orienteering, Personal Defense, Pickleball, Pocket Billiards, Racquetball, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Tumbling, Volleyball, Wrestling, Yoga for Exercise.
PE 111 - Intercollegiate Sports - 1 hour
Prereq: credit may be earned by participation through a complete season on a UNK team
Participation as a member of one of UNK's varsity sports teams.
PE 112 - Conditioning and Weight Training - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Sports specific activities for physical conditioning.
PE 121 - Sports Skills for Physical Education - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Understanding, analysis and performance of team, racquet and lifetime sports.
PE 122 - Sports Skills for Life and Leisure - 2 hours
Prereq: none
The focus of this course is the understanding, performance and delivery of lifetime outdoor and team building activities. The course content is designed for individuals pursuing a career in either Physical Education or Recreation.
PE 150GS - Healthy, Wealthy and Wise - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course focuses on increasing students' understanding of the relevance of the social, economic, and environmental conditions that affect their decisions to take personal responsibility for their health. Throughout this course, students will be asked to reflect on their own health behavior, the factors that influence their behavior and development of strategies to articulate and modify behavior and improve their overall health and well-being.
PE 160 - Healthful Living - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Personal health principles including study of life-style related ailments: cardiovascular diseases, stress, sexually transmitted diseases (emphasis on AIDS), and substance abuse. Death and dying and aging, aspects of wellness (especially proper exercise and fitness, diet and nutrition, weight management), human sexuality, family relationships are included in course content.
PE 161 - Adapted Activities - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Individually prescribed activities arranged in consultation with UNK physician and/or student's personal physician.
PE 174 - Athletic Training Clinical Series
Directs students through the clinical competencies designated for the clinical level in which they are assigned. Students will be responsible for achieving demonstration of competency in a specified number of psychomotor, cognitive, and affective activities. Many of the topics addressed will be expanded in the field experience portion of the clinical education aspect of the degree program.

PE 174A - Clinical Level One A - 2 hours
Prereq: formal acceptance into the Athletic Training Education Program and PE 264 and PE 265 and PE 310

PE 174B - Clinical Level One B - 2 hours
Prereq: formal acceptance into the Athletic Training Education Program and PE 174A* and PE 264 and PE 265 and PE 310

PE 174C - Clinical Level Two A - 4 hours
Prereq: formal acceptance into the Athletic Training Education Program and PE 174A* and PE 174B*

PE 174D - Clinical Level Two B - 3 hours
Prereq: formal acceptance into the Athletic Training Education Program and PE 174A* and PE 174B*

PE 174E - Clinical Level Three A - 1 hour
Prereq: PE 174D*

PE 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: freshman or sophomore standing
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
PE 200 - Teaching Sport Skills and Non-Rhythmic Activities - 2-3 hours
Prereq: PE 100 and PE 121
The course will provide pre-service K-12 physical education teachers with theoretical knowledge and opportunities to apply content knowledge in the development of sport and non-rhythmic activities and lessons.
PE 210 - Scuba - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Background, principles and techniques of scuba diving. Certification may be awarded at the discretion of instructor. A special fee will be assessed for the course.
PE 211 - Advanced Sports - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Advanced instruction in Baseball, Life Guarding, Basketball, Football, Track.
PE 220 - Teaching Aerobic and Anaerobic Activities - 1-2 hours
Prereq: none
Basic teaching techniques for a variety of activities which should be included in a secondary school physical education program or in a fitness management program.
PE 221 - Teaching Sport and Leisure Activities - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Basic teaching techniques for individual, dual, team, and racquet sports and rhythmic activities; these would include recreational activities for leisure and lifetime.
PE 226 - Elementary School Health Teaching - 1 hour
Prereq: PE 150GS or PE 160
Methods of teaching elementary school health.
PE 229 - Wellness Interventions - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Concepts of wellness/fitness with emphasis on stress management, smoking cessation, medical self-care, fitness programming for all ages.
PE 230 - Sports Officiating - 1-2 hours
Prereq: none
Sections in football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and track and field officiating will be offered.
PE 240 - Non-Rhythmic Activities for Elementary Schools - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Techniques of teaching perceptual-motor activities, fundamental movement skills, sports skills, low-organized and lead-up games, self-testing activities, story plays and mimetics.
PE 241 - Rhythmic Activities for Physical Education Teachers - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Techniques of teaching fundamental rhythms, creative dance, singing games, rhythm band, square and folk dance, social mixers and ballroom dance.
PE 247 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Young Children - 1 hour
Prereq: none
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the nutrition, health, and safety needs of young children from birth to eight years of age. This course will prepare students to address the well-being of diverse young children and their families in a variety of early childhood settings, including family childcare, childcare centers, preschools, and early elementary school settings.
PE 250 - Athletic Injury Assessment I: LE - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 264
A comprehensive study of the commonly accepted techniques used to clinically evaluate athletic injuries/conditions of the trunk and lower extremity, for the purpose of determining the type and severity so that appropriate injury management and referral may occur. Typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with athletic injuries/conditions will be investigated as well as common contributing etiological factors.
PE 251 - Athletic Injury Assessment II: UE - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 174A and PE 250*
A comprehensive study of the commonly accepted techniques used to clinically evaluate athletic injuries/conditions of the head, spine and upper extremity, for the purpose of determining the type and severity so that appropriate injury management and referral may occur. Typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with athletic injuries/conditions will be investigated as well as common contributing etiological factors.
PE 260 - First Aid, Responding to Emergencies - 2 hours
Prereq: none
American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Personal Safety. American Red Cross certificate may be earned.
PE 261 - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor - 2 hours
Prereq: current American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Personal Safety Certificate
Successful completion of course may qualify candidate to receive the American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Personal Safety Instructor Authorization.
PE 262 - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer - 1 hour
Prereq: none
American Red Cross CPR and emergency techniques are taught.
PE 264 - Foundation of Athletic Training - 2 or 4 hours
Prereq: none
American Red Cross designed course providing methods of providing emergency first aid care and injury prevention techniques. Geared mainly to sports and fitness populations.
PE 264L - Foundation of Athletic Training Lab - 0 hours
Take concurrently with PE 264
PE 265 - Emergency Medical Response - 2 hours
Prereq: none
This course is designed to offer students information and skills that will prepare them for providing basic first aid and life support to individuals suffering from illness or injury. Successful completion of each aspect of the course will qualify each student to be certified by the American Red Cross in Automated External Defibrillator, Professional Rescuer CPR for the Child, Infant and Adult, Oxygen Administration, and Preventing Disease Transmission.
PE 270 - Laboratory Experience in Intramurals - 1-3 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
Students will be assigned to officiate in the intramural program.
PE 280 - Introduction to Sport Management - 2 hours
Prereq: none
This course is designed to give students an understanding and background in the various facets of the sport industry. Students will learn the relevance of sociological, cultural, historical, political, psychological, and legal concepts to the management of sport. This course will provide an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field.
PE 305 - Fitness Leadership - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 150GS
This course will prepare students to become leaders in the fitness industry while obtaining skills necessary to become certified as a personal trainer or group exercise instructor.
PE 310 - Introduction to Human Physiology of Exercise - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Provides a foundation of scientific basis for understanding the body's anatomical structures and physiologic responses to acute exercise, as well as its adaptations to chronic exercise. Prior coursework in chemistry is recommended, but fundamentals in these areas will be reviewed when necessary. Lecture and lab format.
PE 325 - Motor Learning and Development - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Course will address changes in motor behavior over life span with emphasis on childhood through adolescence. Learning of motor skills addressed with particular emphasis on factors of instruction that can be manipulated to ensure acquisition of motor skills.
PE 328 - Water Safety Instructor - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Preparation in management and maintenance of swimming pools and methods of swim instruction. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate may be awarded at the discretion of instructor.
PE 330 - Volleyball Theory - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Individual and team play for prospective coaches. Fall semester.
PE 331 - Football Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Offenses and defenses for a high school team. Administration of a complete season of practices and games. Fall semester.
PE 333 - Basketball Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Individual and team play for prospective coaches.
PE 334 - Track Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Techniques, form and training schedules for track and field events, including administration of track meets.
PE 337 - Baseball/Softball Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Skills, strategies, and problems of coaching a high school team. Spring Semester.
PE 340 - Non-Rhythmic Physical Education - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Techniques of teaching: Fundamental movement skills, sport skills, low organized games, physical fitness, rope jumping, creative movement.
PE 350 - Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training - 4 hours
Prereq: PE 174A and PE 250* and PE 264
Training in the practice and use of a variety of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries will be presented. Typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with athletic injuries/conditions will be investigated as well as common contributing etiological factors.
PE 350L - Modalities in Athletic Training Laboratory - 0 hours
Take concurrently with PE 350
PE 360 - Introduction to Anatomical Biomechanics - 4 hours
Prereq: PE 310 or BIOL 215GS or BIOL 225* or permission of instructor
Structure and function of the human skeleton, muscles and joints, analysis of human movement as applied to sports and physical education.
PE 361 - Integrating Movement and Dance - 1 hour
Prereq: none
This course is about the integration of movement and dance across the pre-school through grade six curriculum.
PE 369 - Remedial and Adaptive Physical Education - 2-3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of physical, mental and emotional impairments which limit human performance. Treatment of injuries and disabilities through remedial exercises. Prior completion of PE 360 is recommended.
PE 370 - Administration of Intramurals - 1-3 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
Student will perform administrative responsibility for the intramural program.
PE 373 - Field Experience in Secondary School Physical Education - 2 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
Student will be assigned as an assistant teacher or coach in an area secondary school. (Credit/No Credit.)
PE 374 - Field Experience in University Physical Education - 1-3 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
Student will be assigned to assist a UNK instructor with a physical education activity.
PE 375 - Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training - 4 hours
Prereq: PE 174A and PE 174B* and PE 250* and PE 251* and PE 264 and PE 350*
An examination of the basic components of a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program. Subjects to be covered include: determining therapeutic goals and objectives, methods of evaluating and recording rehabilitation progress, creation and implementation of therapeutic exercise protocol for common athletic injuries and the development of criteria for progression and return to competition.
PE 375L - Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training Laboratory - 0 hours
Take concurrently with PE 375
PE 380 - Diagnostic-Prescriptive Techniques for Adapted Physical Education - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Evaluation instruments utilized in adapted physical education will be described and critically analyzed. Students will acquire competencies related to administration of these instruments, interpretation of results, and prescription of remedial or developmental activities.
PE 388GS - General Studies Capstone - 3 hours
Prereq: open to juniors and seniors or to students within 6 hours of completion of their General Studies program
An interdisciplinary experience where students apply the knowledge, cognitive abilities, and communication skills they have gained from General Studies in designing and completing an original project or paper. Students employ methods and interpretive means of two or more disciplines to integrate knowledge and synthesize their results. Satisfies the General Studies capstone course requirement. Students may take their Capstone course in any discipline.
PE 401 - Psychology of Sport - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of psychological principles and theories of athletics.
PE 402 - Sociology of Sport - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Background in sport history/philosophy, sport sociology, sport in society, minorities and women in sport, as sport has evolved in American society.
PE 403 - Sport Economics - 3 hours
Prereq: none
In-depth examination of economic impact organized intercollegiate and professional athletics and sports play in lives of individuals communities, institutions and nations. Comprehensive investigation of financial inputs and values into nation's economy from sport and leisure industry and potential for growth.
PE 404 - Compliance and Governance in Sport - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is designed to give sports administration students an understanding and background in compliance and its relationship to amateurism, gender equity, fair competition, and the legislative process within the sport governance structure. This course will provide an understanding of the principles, applications and techniques of formulating policy, rules interpretations, and enforcement.
PE 421 - Administration of High School Athletics - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Administrative practices with which the high school coach needs to be familiar. Includes regulations of Nebraska School Activities Association.
PE 422 - Administration of Strength Programs - 2 hours
Prereq: PE 360* or permission of instructor
Principles and procedures for administering a strength program at the high school level.
PE 425 - Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Comprehensive examination of legal issues which influence formulation and modification of policies controlling operations of athletics/physical education programs at collegiate level recreation programs, and professional sports programs.
PE 426 - Instructional Strategies in Adapted Physical Education - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Detailed study of effective strategies for integration of handicapped students into activities of the regular class, strategies for individualizing instruction and procedures for implementation of objective-based instruction.
PE 428 - Middle School and High School Physical Education Methods - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 220
Program and techniques for teaching middle and secondary school physical education.
PE 429 - Marketing in Sport, Recreation and Tourism - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Principles, applications and techniques of marketing, promotions, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising.
PE 430 - Organization and Administration in Recreation, Sport and Tourism - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Management, leadership, organizational development, communication, budget administration principles and legal aspects needed for a recreation, sport or tourism administrator.
PE 441 - Elementary Physical Education Methods - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 200*
Teaching and organization activities and methods for elementary grades. Includes consideration of the exceptional child and early childhood education.
PE 450 - Curriculum and Assessment for Physical Education - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 100 or PE 221
Curriculum organization and administrative procedures for a secondary school physical education program. Student should have completed basic sports requirement prior to enrollment.
PE 459 - Special Topics Gross Anatomy - 3 hours
Prereq: either PE 360* OR BIOL 225* and BIOL 226*
Designed for in-depth understanding of anatomy as it relates to movement or work. Student will utilize and assist in dissection of human cadavers.
PE 460 - Gross Anatomy of Movement - 3 hours
Prereq: either PE 360* OR BIOL 225* and BIOL 226*
Designed for in-depth understanding of anatomy as it relates to movement or work. Student will utilize and assist in dissection of human cadavers.
PE 461 - Physiology of Exercise - 4 hours
Prereq: PE 310 or BIOL 215GS or BIOL 226*
Physiological processes of body as pertain to physical activity. How trained and untrained individuals differ, and importance of training.
PE 463 - Health Safety Elementary School - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 150GS or PE 160
Curriculum development, teaching methods and selection of learning materials for health instruction in the elementary school.
PE 464 - Secondary School Health - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 150GS or PE 160
Developing a curriculum in secondary school health. Health services and environment for health in the secondary school are discussed.
PE 467 - Fitness Testing - 3 hours
Prereq: C or better in PE 461*
Techniques and theory of testing for personal fitness. Measures include vital capacity, body density, stress testing, aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
PE 468 - Public Health Aspects of Physical Activity - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 229 and grade of C or better in PE 461*
Trends and situations in sport, fitness and wellness settings with practical applications from exercise physiology.
PE 469 - Sports Nutrition - 3 hours
Prereq: C or higher in PE 461* and in FSID 110GS OR permission of instructor
Metabolism and metabolic regulation, the influence of dietary practices on human performance.
PE 470 - General Medical Conditions and Pharmacological Application in Sport and Exercise - 2 hours
Prereq: PE 461* and PE 467*
This course will offer students an opportunity to learn about pathological factors that are involved in general medical conditions that affect athletes and performance. Use of prescription and over-the-counter medications by the sports medicine professionals in treating a wide variety of conditions will also be presented. This course is intended to build upon a sound knowledge of exercise physiology and injury/illness conditions.
PE 471 - Field Experience in Health & Physical Education - 2 hours
Prereq: PE 441* or PE 464*
Coreq: TE 319
Supervised practical experiences in elementary school physical education. Offered Fall Semester.
PE 471A - Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education - 2 hours
Prereq: PE 441* and admission into Teacher Education Program OR instructor permission
Supervised practical experiences in elementary school physical education.
PE 471B - Field Experience in Middle School and Secondary PE - 2 hours
Prereq: PE 428* and admission into the Teacher Education Program OR instructor permission
Supervised practical experiences in middle and high school physical education.
PE 471C - Field Experiences in 7-12 Health - 2 hours
Prereq: PE 464* and admission into Teacher Education Program OR instructor permission
Supervised practical experiences in middle and high school health classes.
PE 473 - Special Topics in Exercise Nutrition - 3 hours
Prereq: C or higher in PE 461* and in FSID 110GS
The format of this course will vary depending on the topic and instructor, yet all courses will focus on the role of nutrition in health, wellness, or sports performance. (This course is repeatable for credit when a different topic is covered.)
PE 475 - Research Methods in Exercise Science - 3 hours
Prereq: PE 461* and STAT 241GS*
This course is designed to introduce advanced undergraduate students to the processes of research in the field of Exercise Science including the processes of finding, reading and understanding Exercise Science research; data collection; data analysis; and data interpretation.
PE 476 - Seminar and Practicum in Adapted Physical Education - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Culminating course in adapted physical education program providing program delivery methods and practicum experiences.
PE 488 - Senior Seminar in Health and Physical Education - 1 hour
Prereq: senior status and permission of instructor
Designed to provide the students in their final completion of the degree Option in Health and Physical Education with a review of all program studies to prepare for the PRAXIS II examination. Specific assigned readings and projects will be conducted in order to reach a level of pre-test readiness.
PE 498 - Special Topics - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
Topics are studied which are not assigned or covered in other courses in the department. The format of this course will vary depending on the topic, instructor, and the needs of the student.
PE 499 - Senior Seminar in Athletic Training - 1 hour
Prereq: PE 174E* and PE 375*
Designed to provide the students in their final completion of the degree Option in Athletic Training with a review of all program studies to prepare for the NATABOC certification examination. Specific assigned readings and projects will be conducted in order to reach a level of pre-test readiness.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

7 May 2014

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