This course is an overview of the science of nutrition and its relationship to health. It is a survey of current nutrition knowledge and research. Attention will be directed toward the relationship of nutrition with growth, development, reproduction, and the mental and physical condition of the individual.
PE 180 Nutrition and Sports
This course is designed to integrate current scientific knowledge of nutrition and sports with the physiology of exercise/training. Students learn optimum nutrition requirements for various sports. This course will identify the physiological role of the macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrate) in exercise; the energy systems required for physical activity will be reviewed. Examined components will emphasize micronutrients (vitamin/Mineral) and water as related to physical fitness and sports performance. Nutrition and exercise prescriptions for athletes will be discussed, as well as techniques needed to determine body composition.
Not open to students enrolled BS in Food, Nutrition and Wellness Program
Credits: 3 On Occasion
PE 181 Program Design in Strength and Conditioning
The purpose of this course is to design, implement and test the effectiveness of a fitness & conditioning program design for a collegiate athlete. Students enrolled in this course will complete a comprehensive evaluation of a college varsity athlete's current fitness levels and after learning the structure and progression of effective exercise programs, will design and write a personal conditioning program to help ascertain an optimal fitness level for the individual. A pre requisite of HE 255, PE 105, PE 106, PE 203, PE 299, and PE 180 are required.
Credits: 3 On Occasion
PE 182 Practicum in Strength & Conditioning
The strength and conditioning practicum is designed to give students field experience in the strength and conditioning specialization. Students are required to complete 40 hours of fieldwork plus 5 hours of seminar.
A pre requisite of HE 255, PE 105,106, 180, 181, 203, 299, BIO 7 and BIO 8 are required or permission from the department chair.
Credits: 1 On Occasion
PE 203 Kinesiology and Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of human motion, including anatomical and mechanical descriptions of movement. The course includes an analysis of basic locomotion and of selected sports skills. Laboratory experiences develop competencies in error identification and correction for teachers of movement. Three hours lecture plus two hours laboratory per week. This course has an additional lab fee.
Prerequisites BIO 7 and 8 or instructor permission are required.
Credits: 4 Every Fall
PE 299 Exercise Physiology
This course is an introduction to the physiological basis of exercise and physical activity with practical applications of the concepts to the fields of health, physical education, and athletics. Laboratory experiences are designed to demonstrate the physiological effects of activity, and the use of measurement techniques will be included.
Pre requisites: BIO 7, BIO 8 and PE 203 or permission of the instructor is required.
Credits: 4 Every Spring
BIO 7 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits) (see Biology Dept.)
BIO 7 Lab Human Anatomy & Physiology I (see Biology Dept.)
BIO 8 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits) (see Biology Dept.)
BIO 8 Lab Human Anatomy & Physiology II (see Biology Dept.)