Department of Physical Education
Department Chair: John Zirker
Department Secretary: Judie Hood (208) 496-2118
Department Faculty: Mark BerntsenClaire BlakeleyBob ChristensenRick DixonGary GardnerPreston HaleyRon HaunEd LarsonClyde NelsonJoann ReeveJerry SchlegelmilchFerron SondereggerDave WalkerJohn Zirker

 
Department of Physical Education
The Department of Physical Education is committed to serving a wide range of special interests for the general student body as well as faculty and staff. The well-equipped Hart Physical Education Building includes a field house, five racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, a weight room, fitness center, wrestling room, an Olympic size pool, and a dance studio.

Course work has been designed to assist students who desire to minor in teaching physical education, minor in physical education, or to fill General Education requirements. It is possible to fill clusters in coaching.
 
Program Description



Minor in  Physical Education (110)   

Take these Courses    
HS 131, 349L
PE 320, 330, 347, 366, 375

AND
Take 2 Courses    
PE 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 390

AND
Take 3 Courses    
PE 100, 101, 110, 117, 118, 119, 121, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 131, 133, 134, 140, 141, 144, 145, 147, 148, 160, 161, 162, 178


Minor in  Physical Education Teaching (163)   
For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

Take these Courses    
HS 131, 349L
PE 320, 330, 350, 360, 365, 366, 375

AND
Take 1 Course    
PE 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 390
 
Course Descriptions

PE 100 Aerobic Fitness (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
A class to condition and sculpt body.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 101 Water Aerobics (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
A type of exercise using resistance in water.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 102 Footwork, Agility and Plyometrics (1:0:2)
Class consists of footwork, agility, running, conditioning, flexibility, change of direction, coordination, and reaction time.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 110 Fencing (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
To introduce the student to the sport of fencing through experience with the French foil and introduction to the ‘Epee.'
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 115 Military Physical Fitness (1:0:2)
A military-style fitness program open to all students.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 117 Racquetball Beginning (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
To teach basic skills, fundamentals, and techniques of beginning racquetball. Students must provide their own goggles.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 118 Wallyball (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
To introduce and instruct students in basic wallyball skills.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 119 Racquetball Intermediate (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: 1. Must have knowledge of strategies, and fundamentals of racquetball and have ability to play at a more advanced level than beginner. 2. Student will furnish and wear racquetball goggles while playing racquetball.
An more advanced course in the game of racquetball providing instruction in more advanced skills and strategies.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 121 Softball (1:0:2)
To teach students fundamentals and strategies of softball.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 123 Badminton Beginning (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
To teach the basic fundamentals of badminton.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 124 Badminton Intermediate (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Have played the game enough to know and exhibit the ability to play advanced badminton.
Designed to teach strategies beyond the beginning fundamentals of badminton to a more advanced student.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 126 Archery Beginning (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
To teach basic strategies and fundamentals of beginning archery.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 127 Archery Intermediate (1:0:2)
Prerequisite: Previous archery experience and skills to an intermediate level.
This class is designed to help student learn more advanced techniques in the sport of archery through hands-on application of using the bow and arrow through lecture, demonstration, and practice of archery skills.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 128 Beginning Bowling (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $32
To teach basic skills, fundamentals and techniques of bowling.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 131 Golf (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
To teach basic skills, fundamentals, and techniques of golf effectively to develop a sufficient level of physical fitness and skill level. Students will be required to pay green fees.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 133 Tennis Beginning (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
To teach basic skills and fundamentals of tennis. Locker fees required for winter semester.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 134 Tennis Intermediate (1:0:2)
Prerequisite: Must be able to play at intermediate level
To enhance tennis technique and skill with competitive work-outs. The class will be tennis instruction beyond beginning tennis and drill with game and tournament/competition play. Locker fee required for winter semester.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 139 Cardio Fitness (1:0:2)
Prerequisite: 1. PEC 177 recommended 2. Access to Fitness for Life Manual
Prepare workout schedule, do workouts outside of class, and report these workouts to instructor.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 140 Beginning Basketball (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
To provide skills and strategies for beginning basketball.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 141 Intermediate Basketball (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Competitive basketball or ability to play beyond beginning level.
To provide skills and strategies of intermediate basketball.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 144 Beginning Volleyball (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Be a beginning volleyball student.
To introduce and instruct students in basic volleyball skills.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 145 Advanced Volleyball (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: 1. Beginning volleyball skills and knowledge. 2. Must have offensive and defensive knowledge and ability. 3. Must have played competitive volleyball. 4. Be teachable and follow instructions.
This class enables the more experienced volleyball student to refine skills.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 147 Soccer Beginning (1:0:2)
To provide a wide variety of skills and techniques of beginning soccer.
(Summer, Fall )
 
PE 148 Soccer Intermediate (1:0:0)
Prerequisite: Must have Beginning Soccer or have played on a soccer team.
This course is for experienced players that have played competitive soccer and will be taught to understand the game at a higher tactical level.
(Summer, Fall)
 
PE 160 Swimming Beginning (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
To instruct students in basic swimming skills and strokes.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 161 Swimming Intermediate (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Student must have passed beginning swim class.
An intermediate swimming class designed to instruct students beyond the basic swimming skills and strokes.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 162 Swimming Advanced (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Student must have passed intermediate swimming
To provide advanced swimmers to learn and swim at a more advanced level.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 175 Adaptive Physical Education (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Prerequisite: An existing physical therapy problem.
This class fulfills the G.E. Basic Skills requirement for those who are unable to participate in physical education activity classes.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 177 Fitness for Life (1:1:1)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
To teach students to prepare a personal fitness program including nutrition, strength and flexibility.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 178 Weight Training (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
To provide students with a resistance strength training program.
(Winter, summer, Fall)
 
PE 179 Olympic Weight Training (1:0:2)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Student must be able to power clean and rack jerk 135 lbs, be able to bench press 165 lbs, and dead lift 225 lbs.
To provide students with a competitive, structured weight training program. Student must be able to power clean and rack jerk 135 pounds, bench press 165 pounds, and dead lit 225 pounds.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 195 Skiing (1:0:5)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $240
Prerequisite: Skiers will provide their own insurance.
Participants of varying abilities are provided with skill level fundamentals.
(Winter)
 
PE 196 Snowboarding (1:0:2)
Fee:  $240
Prerequisite: Students must provide their own insurance.
Provides participants of varying abilities of snowboarding.
(Winter)
 
PE 204 Aerobic Fitness Techniques (2:2:1)
Fee:  $4.00
To prepare students to teach at a professional level in fitness industry.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 205 Intramurals (2:2:1)
To teach organization of a well-run tournament within the overall intramural and campus recreation programs.
(Winter, Fall)
 
PE 206 Sports Officiating (2:2:0)
Rules, techniques, problems, and procedures in officiating sports to prevent injuries, procedures in refereeing football, soccer, and volleyball.
( Summer, Fall)
 
PE 207 Sports Officiating (2:2:0)
Rules, techniques, problems, and procedures in officiating sports to prevent injuries, procedures in officiating basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, and ice hockey.
(Winter, Summer )
 
PE 264 Lifeguarding (3:4:0)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: At least 15 years of age. Able to swim at least 500 yards. Good strong breast stroke kick or scissor kick. Strong swimming skills.
To instruct students to Receive American Red Cross Certification in lifeguard training and CPR. The course gives full certification needed to lifeguard at pools, lakes, and reservoirs.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 268 WSI (3:5:0)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Intermediate or advanced swimming skills.
To teach potential swimming instructors fundamentals of instructor training.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 299 Professional Seminar (1-3:0:0)
Prerequisite: PEC 350 suggested
To provide teaching, coaching, managing, training, and administrative or organization experiences.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 320 Motor Development (2:2:0)
To help students understand motor skills.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 330 Sports Psychology (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Recommended PEC 350, PEC 333, PEC 334
To analyze and study the mind and movement as it applies to the psychological principles of activity in sports and activity.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 341 Baseball Theory (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must have a knowledge and skills of baseball.
To explore the concepts, competencies, ideas, ideals, and principles of teaching or coaching baseball fundamentals.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 342 Basketball Theory (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must have knowledge and skills of basketball.
To explore the concepts, competencies, ideas, ideals and principles of teaching or coaching basketball fundamentals.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 343 Football Theory (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must have knowledge and skills of football.
To explore the concepts, competencies, ideas, ideals and principles of teaching or coaching football fundamentals.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 344 Theory of Track & Field (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must have knowledge and skills of track and field.
To understand the learning sequence, team organization, and fundamentals for hurdling, jumping, and throwing events.
 
PE 345 Volleyball Theory (2:2:0)
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Must have a knowledge and skills of volleyball.
To explore the concepts, competencies, ideas, ideals, team organization, and principles of volleyball.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 346 Wrestling Theory (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must have a knowledge and skills of wrestling.
To help wrestling coach/teacher develop a philosophy of wrestling.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 347 Sports Conditioning (2:2:0)
To explore the concepts, competencies, ideas, ideals and principles of endurance training and strength training.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 350 Evaluation and Administration (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: BIO 264 & 265 recommended.
To familiarize student with a wide variety of administrative responsibilities with regard to physical education.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 360 Secondary Skills Methods I (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must have a knowledge and skill of basketball, volleyball, tennis, and golf.
To learn skills methods of basketball, tennis, volleyball, and golf.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 365 Secondary Skills Methods II (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must have a knowledge and skill of weights, badminton, soccer, and softball.
To learn the skills methods of weights, soccer, softball, and badminton.
 
PE 366 Adaptive Physical Education Special Populations (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Bio 264 & 265 recommended.
To understand how individuals learn and develop and how they can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 375 Exercise Physiology (2:3:0)
Prerequisite: It is suggested that you take these classes: BS 264, BS 265, and HS 131.
Deals with the functioning of intensity, duration, and frequency of exercise, environmental circumstances, diet, and physiological status of individual
(Wnter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 390 Principles of Coaching (2:2:0)
To expose students to principles and practices of effective coaching. Students will fulfill ASEP coaching certification requirements.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE*W 141 Basketball (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: 1. Beginning basketball or high school basketball. 2. Women only.
A class designed specifically to teach women the fundamentals of intermediate basketball.
 
PE*W 178 Weight Training (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: For women only.
A class designed to teach women proper weight training techniques.