Physical Education Courses

This is a listing of Physical Education (PHED) classes available at Bethany. These courses are included in the requirements for the Exercise Science Major, Pre-Physical Therapy, and other programs Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

There are 16 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
PHED120Aerobic Conditioning 1 credit
Principles and practice of safe aerobic exercise.
PHED124Weight Training 1 credit
Principles and practice of safe resistance training.
PHED217Lifetime Health and Fitness 3 credits
A study of the interconnected dimensions that make up the human wellness concept. Designed to encourage and activate self-responsibility through knowledge of physical fitness, wellness and lifestyle management. Additional fees required.
PHED306Methods of Coaching 3 credits
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the coaching profession. Emphasis is placed on sport at the high school, and serious club levels. Consideration is also given to coaching at other levels, such as youth, recreational, and intercollegiate sport programs. The primary goal of the course is to develop and enhance students' knowledge and understanding of concepts and techniques of coaching and their application to achieving important objectives in working with athletes.
PHED310Motor Learning and Behavior 3 credits
An investigation of the nature of motor development, motor control, and motor learning in individuals throughout the lifespan. Topics will focus on the interaction between development of motor performance capabilities in the learner and the role of the environment in facilitating the processes of motor skill learning and performance.
PHED320Social Aspects of Sports 3 credits
This course will introduce the student to the complex field of sport as a psychological and sociological phenomenon. Students will study social processes associated with sport, including competition, socialization, conflict and change. Prerequisite: Sophomore status required or consent of instructor.
PHED325Sport Psychology 3 credits
Familiarizes students with those aspects of psychology that influence performance and participation in sports and other sports related settings. Topics include self-esteem, motivation, stress, and imagery as it applies to one's ability to perform or willingness to participate in sports. This course is especially beneficial to students planning on sports-related fields connected with performance. (Cross-listed with PSYC315 - Sport Psychology.)
PHED330Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 credits
Basic prevention, care, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Prerequisite: HLTH206 - Advanced First Aid.
PHED350Kinesiology 3 credits
A study of the biomechanics of human movement. Prerequisites: BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab and BIOL222 - Human Physiology and Lab.
PHED444Methods of Tchng Secondary Phys Education 3 credits
This course is required for students who seek state licensure for grades K-12 teaching of Physical Education within the Exercise Science major. Students must first meet all requirements for "Entry into the Education Major". They also must meet all requirements for the Exercise Science "Entry into the Major". This course contains a field experience component and must precede enrollment in EDUC495 - Student Teaching I/497 Teaching Internships and Seminars.
PHED450Exercise Physiology and Lab 4 credits
A study of both acute and chronic exercise on the structure and function of the human body. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab, and BIOL222 - Human Physiology and Lab.
PHED455Strength and Conditioning 3 credits
A course designed to provide practical knowledge and experience in the area of strength and conditioning. Topics include specificity, flexibility, plyometrics, core stabilization, weight training, circuit training, and ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab and BIOL222 - Human Physiology and Lab.
PHED460Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 credits
This is a course in applied techniques for the measurement of exercise bioenergetics, neuromuscular performance, cardiopulmonary fitness, and other health components. A particular emphasis is given to the development of fitness testing skills and knowledge necessary for exercise testing certification. Prerequisites: BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab and BIOL222 - Human Physiology and Lab.
PHED470Research and Writing in Exercise Science 3 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research and gain experience in academic writing. Students will demonstrate the importance of protecting human research participants. In addition, students will develop a research proposal to be submitted to the Bethany Lutheran College Institutional Review Board (IRB). A "mini-thesis" will be written, which will include a study introduction, literature review, research method, results, and conclusion section. Students wil also present their "mini-thesis" project. Prerequisite: PHED460 - Exercise Testing and Prescription (taken before or concurrently) or consent of instructor.
PHED480Topics in Exercise Science 3 credits
A capstone topics course in Exercise Science. This course will review the various physiological, psychological, and administrative components involved in a comprehensive health/fitness program. A special emphasis on cardiac concerns included. Prerequisites: BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab and BIOL222 - Human Physiology and Lab.
PHED499Coaching Internship 3 credits
Coaching related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. By permission only.

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