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Courses Required

BIOL 221* Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) — 3 Credit Hours ......................Fall

Students will study the historical aspects of Human A & P, the basic chemistry and biochemistry of the human body, become familiar with cell biology, learn the intricacies of human tissue histology, and learn the anatomical and physiologic intricacies of the skin, skeletal system, and nervous system. Neurophysiology will be emphasized with considerable information applied to life-style choices.  Includes laboratory.

BIOL 222* Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) — 3 Credit Hours................ Spring

Students will study the detailed anatomy and physiology of the sensory, cardiovascular, immune,endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The laboratory will involve hands-on experience with the study of the human skeleton and muscles and internal organs of the cat. The laboratory will also involve interactive computer software, with particular emphasis on instruction in physiology.  Includes laboratory.

BUSA 370 Team Building and Teamwork—3 Credit Hours .......................... Even Year Fall

The evolving workplace relies more heavily on collaboration through teaming. This course seeks to expose students to the diverse theories of teaming as well as give instruction on teaming skills essential to organizational success. This is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce the student to the tasks, strategies, and skills of effective team development.

NURS 153* Nutrition – 3 Credit Hours............................................................... Fall & Spring

A study of nutrients, including functions, factors affecting utilization, food sources, dietary allowances, food habits, special needs in the life cycle and current issues in nutrition.  Open to non-nursing majors.

PSYC 385 Sport Psychology — 3 Credit Hours ............................................... Even Year Fall

This course examines a number of areas of psychological knowledge as they apply to sport, including the role of behavioral and learning principles, social psychology, personality, motivation, etc. Attention will be given to the ways psychology helps us to better understand sport-related problems such as aggression and burnout in sport, performance-related variables, and ways of improving performance for sports participants. The processes of self-regulation in sports events for example, anxiety control, mental rehearsal, and the use of biofeedback and goal setting techniques are also included in this course. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or consent of instructor.

SPES 117*     Concepts of Wellness — 2 Credit Hours……………Fall & Spring

This course includes a study and application of the underlying concepts of and reasons for developing a lifestyle which embraces wellness, a personal physical fitness program, use of internet sources and healthy lifestyle choices. How to develop and practice a lifetime of fitness will be stressed.

SPES 120*     Personal & Community Health — 3 Credit Hours…………Fall

This course is a study of the contemporary health problems facing the college student and today’s society. Areas to be covered include emotional and mental health, personal and dental hygiene, AIDS, school objectives, basic body chemistry, sexually transmitted diseases, drug and alcohol usage, environmental issues, nutritional concerns, communicable diseases, consumer health knowledge, safety education, physical and mental exceptionalities, human sexuality, parenting, and the overall health and well-being of the body’s systems.

SPES 148       First Aid & CPR — 1 Credit Hour ………….Fall & Spring

The primary purpose of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to call for help, to sustain life, to reduce pain, and to minimize consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. The course may be offered with the following subtitle: Community First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Participants will be eligible for certification in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid.

SPES 150       Foundations for Health, Physical Education & Recreation--3 Credit Hours… Fall

This course is designed as an introduction to the foundations of health, physical education, and recreation. The course will include the principles, aims, and objectives of SPES and their relationship to other disciplines which provide a scientific foundation.

SPES 315       Adaptive Physical Education — 3 Credit Hours................Odd Year Spring

This course is designed for the physical education major, the special education major and the student desiring teacher certification.  The class will teach students how to enhance the lives of infants, toddlers, youngsters, teenagers, young adults, and adults with disabilities by improving their ability to participate in play, games, leisure, recreation, sports, and physical fitness activities.  It will include program planning and special method techniques for teaching individuals with disabilities.  Field experience is required.

SPES 332       Theory of Teaching & Coaching Individual & Dual Sports -- 3 Credit Hours……… Odd Year Fall

This course is designed for the prospective coach, physical education and/or recreation professional. It is a study of the basic theories, methods, and techniques for teaching and coaching individual and dual sports. It includes an emphasis on rules, skill techniques, and teaching progression for archery, badminton, bowling, golf, handball/racquet ball, tennis, and selected recreational sports.

SPES 335       Theory of Teaching Team Sports — 3 Credit Hours…... Even Year Spring

This course is designed for the prospective coach, physical education and/or recreation professional. It is a study of the basic theories, methods, and techniques for teaching and coaching team sports. It includes an emphasis on rules, skill techniques, and teaching progressions for selected team activities.

SPES 341       Introduction to Motor Behavior — 3 Credit Hours……………….Fall

Designed for the professional, the physical education teacher, and/or the athletic trainer, this course includes an introduction to motor behavior—motor control, motor learning, and motor development.

SPES 345       Organization & Administration in P.E., Recreation& Athletic Training — 3 Credit Hours………Spring

Designed for the professional, this course includes a study of the management of sport, health, fitness, physical education, and recreation programs. Opportunities to administer intramural and athletic activities are included. Field experience is required.

SPES 359       Exercise Leadership – 3 Credit Hours….........................Odd Year Fall

This course will emphasize the necessary leadership qualities and skills expected for leading individual and group exercise activities.  The student will develop professional competencies through classroom instruction as well as observational and practical experiences. **Testing and membership fee of $175**

SPES 376       Measurement & Assessment in Health &  Physical Education--3 Credit Hours……….            Spring

This course is twofold: one segment is concerned with the test and measurement procedures and methods appropriate for use in health and physical education classes, including physical fitness assessment; the other seeks to ensure competencies in the sports, dance, and physical fitness skills of departmental majors through the administration of performance-based proficiency examinations. It is strongly recommended that this course be completed prior to student teaching or internships.

SPES 380       Physiology of Exercise — 3 Credit Hours……………..Spring

This physiology course offers a study of the physical changes the body undergoes while in training for athletics. It covers all the main systems of the human body, both male and female, and some study of the effect of exercise on aging. This is applied physiology. Where possible, community facilities will be used as a laboratory. A good background in anatomy and physiology is needed.

SPES 390*     Adventure Leadership — 3 Credit Hours………………On Demand

This course is designed to give students a broad theoretical background in teaching and learning experientially.  Concepts presented, experienced, and discussed in this course include an introduction to the historical, psychological, social, and philosophical foundations of Adventure Education.  In addition, the course will look closely at the principles related to the facilitation of adventure-based programs.  Field experience is required. Attendance at a conference is required with $50 fee.

SPES 443       Kinesiology — 3 Credit Hours…………………….Fall

This course will introduce students to fundamental human movement concepts; it also includes a complete study of the human skeletal and muscular systems as they relate to human movement and a study of the fundamentals of biomechanics. The student will develop the ability to analyze specific movements involved in motor skills and to apply principles of kinesiology to improve student performance.

SPES 460       Internship in Athletic Training or SPES – Variable Credit……………Fall & Spring

            (50 Hours of Field Experience per Credit Hour Required)

This course is designed for the senior level athletic training students in the athletic training Education program to observe and assist the team physician, physical therapist, general medical practitioners and athletic trainers in field experience. This class allows athletic training students to apply certain clinical proficiencies that they have learned through previous course work.  Certain clinical proficiencies will be evaluated in this class in the areas of first aid, taping and wrapping, splinting, protective equipment, record keeping, environmental concerns, proper communication, general medical recognition, and physical assessments and evaluation of athletic injuries, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise.  Prerequisites: Accepted into the ATP, BIOL 221,222, SPES 256, SPES 258, SPES 350, SPES 356, SPES 357, SPES 358 SPES 380, SPES 443, SPES 450, SPES 456, or instructor permission

SPES 470       SPES Senior Seminar — 1 Credit Hour………………………….Spring

This is a capstone course for senior majors in the SPES Department, to be taken their last semester. Current professional issues are studied. In addition, the student will complete the following assignments: a comprehensive knowledge examination, position papers on current professional issues, a physical education philosophy, a formal personal resume, file all credentials with the KWU Placement Bureau, investigate jobs and graduate school opportunities, and do an exit interview with the SPES faculty.

SPMT 365      Sports Law — 3 Credit Hours………….On Demand

This course is a study of the legal implication of tort and liability law that affects the athletic competition both on and off the field of athletics. The course is an introduction to sports law in intercollegiate and professional sports, discussing areas such as drug testing, Title IX, antitrust and labor laws, collective bargaining, salary caps, free agency, and issues of race and violence. Course emphasis is on fundamental legal principles applicable to sports and entertainment business, including law of contracts. Specific sport cases and issues are analyzed