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

 
Department of Physical Education
The Department of Physical Education is committed to teaching 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, a 25-yard, 6-lane 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 and Physical Education.
 
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

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, 361, 362, 363, 364, 366, 375

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

PE 100 Aerobic Fitness (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
A class using cardiovascular exercise and intensity.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 101 Water Aerobics (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
A type of exercise using muscle resistance in water.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 102 Footwork, Agility and Plyometrics (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
Class consists of footwork, agility, running, conditioning, flexibility, change of direction, coordination, and reaction time.
(Winter, Fall)
 
PE 110 Fencing (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $$4.00
A military-style fitness program open to all students.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 117 Racquetball Beginning (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
To teach basic skills, fundamentals, andtechniques of beginning racquetball. Students must provide their own goggles.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 118 Wallyball (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
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.
A 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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
To teach women students the fundamentals and strategies of softball.
(Fall and Summer)
 
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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Have played the game enough to know and exhibit knowledge of rules and the ability to play advanced badminton.
Designed to teach strategies beyond the beginning fundamentals of bandminton 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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Prerequisite: Previous archery experience and skills to an intermediate level.
This class is designed to help students learn more advanced techniques in the sport of archery
 
PE 128 Beginning Bowling (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $32
To teach basic skills, fundamentals and techniques of bowling.
 
PE 131 Golf (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
To teach basic skills, fundamentals, and technique of golf effictively to develop a sufficient level of physical fitness and skill level. Student 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.
$4.00 locker fee required in Winter Semester.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 134 Tennis Intermediate (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Prerequisite: Must be able to play tennis at intermediate level
To teach a more advanced skills and fundamentals of tennis.
(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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
To provide skills and strategies for beginning basketball.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 141 Intermediate Basketball (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Be a beginning volleyball student.
A class to introduce and instruct students in basic volleyball skills.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 145 Advanced Volleyball (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: 1. Beginning and intermediate volleyball skills and knowledge of offense and defense 2. Must have played competitive volleyball.
This class enables the more experienced volleyball student to refine skills.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 147 Soccer Beginning (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
To provide a wide variety of skills and techniques of beginning soccer.
(Summer, Fall)
 
PE 148 Soccer Intermediate (1:0:0)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: Must have Beginning Soccer or have played on an organized soccer team.
A course for the experienced players that have played competitive soccer. To teach students to understand the game at a higher tectical 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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
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, and Fall)
 
PE 162 Swimming Advanced (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
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.
Fee:  $4.00
Prerequisite: For evaluation and treatment of existing physical therapy problem.
This class fulfills the G.E. Basic Skills requriement for those who are unable to participate in physical education activity classes and does not replace HS 131, HS 131W, or PE 177
 
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)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $4.0
To provide students with a resistance strength training program.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 179 Olympic Weight Training (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
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. Students must be able to poqwer clean and rack jerk 135 pounds, bench press 165 pounds, and dead lift 225 pounds.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 195 Skiing (1:0:5)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $260
Prerequisite: Skiers will provide their own insurance.
Participants of varying abilities are provided with skill level fundamentals at Grand Targhee Resort.
(Winter)
 
PE 196 Snowboarding (1:0:2)
Fulfills GE Basic Skills requirement.
Fee:  $260
Prerequisite: Students must provide their own insurance.
Provides participants of varying abilities snowboarding instruction. Instruction is at Grand Targhee Resort.
(Winter)
 
PE 204 Aerobic Fitness Techniques (2:2:1)
Fee:  $4.00
To prepare students to teach at a professional level in the 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 and Coaching Principles (2:2:0)
To analyze and study the mind and movement as it applies to the psychological principles of activity in sports and activity. To expose students to principles and practices of effective coaching.
(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 361 Sports Skills & Secondary Methods I (1:1:1)
To learn skills methods of basketball and golf.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 362 Sports Skills & Secondary Methods II (1:1:1)
To learn skills methods of volleyball and tennis.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
PE 363 Sports Skills & Secondary Methods III (1:1:1)
To learn skills methods of soccer and badminton.
 
PE 364 Sports Skills & Secondary Methods IV (1:1:1)
To learn skills methods of weights and softball.
(Winter, Summer, Fall.)
 
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 function of intensity, duration, frequency of exercise, environmental circumstances, diet, and physiological status of the individual
(Wnter, 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.