The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

Physical Education and Exercise Science

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Physical Education
and Exercise Science (907) 474-7382

Degrees: B.A., B.S.

At the present time, no students are being accepted into the Physical Education and Exercise Science program.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 130 credits; B.S.: 120 credits

The curriculum in physical education and exercise science takes a common core of study of how humans move and exercise (Exercise Science) and adds to it studies of professional application such as the pedagogy of teaching (Physical Education) or further study to prepare the student for graduate study or professional fitness delivery in the private setting. Additionally, the department offers courses directed to individual fitness and skill enhancement for those not pursuing a degree within the department.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Physical Education -- B.A. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements and B.A. degree requirements.
2. Complete the following background requirements as part of the baccalaureate core:
BIOL 211X-212X -- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (8 credits)
COMM 141X -- Fund. of Oral Communication: Public
Context (3 credits)
3. Complete the following:
Any 100 level Chemistry course (4 credits)
4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
Required Courses (24 Credits)
PE 205 -- Introduction to the Human Movement Sciences (2 credits)
PE 232 -- Analysis of Human Movement (3 credits)
PE 246 -- Advanced First Aid (3 credits)
PE 316 -- Motor Development or
PE 317 -- Motor Learning (3 credits)
PE 405 -- Concepts and Design of Physical Fitness Activities (2 credits)
PE 421 -- Physiology of Exercise (4 credits)
PE 432 -- Biomechanics of Physical Performance (4 credits)
PE 437 -- Adapted Programs of Physical Activity (3 credits)
Elective Credits (select a minimum of 8 courses) (8 credits)
Included in these must be one winter sport, one individual sport, and one team sport.
PE 211 -- Fundamentals of Softball (1 credit)
PE 212 -- Fundamentals of Basketball (1 credit)
PE 213 -- Fundamentals of Ice Sports (1 credit)
PE 214 -- Fundamentals of Snow Sports (1 credit)
PE 215 -- Fundamentals of Volleyball (1 credit)
PE 216 -- Fundamentals of Rhythms (1 credit)
PE 217 -- Fundamentals of Recreational Activities (1 credit)
PE 218 -- Fundamentals of Soccer (1 credit)
PE 219 -- Fundamentals of Aquatics (1 credit)
PE 220 -- Fundamentals of Wrestling (1 credit)
PE 221 -- Fundamentals of Gymnastics (1 credit)
PE 222 -- Fundamentals of Track and Field (1 credit)
PE 224 -- Fundamentals of Resistive Training (1 credit)
PE 225 -- Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Training (1 credit)
PE 226 -- Fundamentals of Movement (1 credit)
Elective Credits (select a minimum of 4 courses) 4-5
PE 300 -- Advanced Techniques of Gymnastics (1 credit)
PE 302 -- Advanced Techniques of Basketball (1 credit)
PE 303 -- Advanced Techniques in Ice Sports (1 credit)
PE 304 -- Advanced Techniques in Snow Sports (1 credit)
PE 305 -- Techniques in Volleyball (1 credit)
PE 306 -- Techniques in Teaching Creative Dance (1 credit)
PE 307 -- Techniques in Camping and Outdoor Recreation (1 credit)
PE 308 -- Techniques in Track and Field (1 credit)
PE 309 -- Aquatics Instructor (2 credits)
PE 310 -- Techniques in Teaching Folk and Square Dance (1 credit)
Elective Credits (select a minimum of 7 credits)
PE 317* -- Motor Learning (3 credits)
PE 321 -- Practicum in Physical Education (1 credit)
PE 327 -- Physical Education for Children (2 credits)
PE 401 -- Theory of Basketball (2 credits)
PE 406 -- Instructional Methodologies for Physical Activity (3 credits)
PE 411 -- Sports & Physical Activity in Today's World (3 credits)
PE 412 -- Principles and Problems in Athletic Coaching (3 credits)
PE 425 -- Administration of P.E. and Athletics (3 credits)
PE 440 -- Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
PE 442 -- Evaluation in Physical Activity (3 credits)
Minimum credits required (130 credits)
* If not used as a required PE course.

K-12 Teaching Certification:

In order to receive a K-12 teaching certification in Physical Education a student must 1) complete a General Education minor (minus ED 299), 2) take ED 454 K-12 Student Teaching, and 3) complete the above requirements, including the following courses::
PE 216 -- Fundamentals of Rhythms (1 credit)
PE 217 -- Fundamentals of Recreational Activities (1 credit)
PE 221 -- Fundamentals of Gymnastics (1 credit)
PE 222 -- Fundamentals of Track and Field (1 credit)
PE 306 -- Techniques in Teaching Creative Dance (1 credit)
PE 307 -- Techniques in Camping and Outdoor Recreation (1 credit)
PE 321 -- Practicum in Physical Education (twice) (2 credits)
PE 327 -- Physical Education for Children (2 credits)
PE 406 -- Instructional Methodologies for Physical Activity (3 credits)
PE 411 -- Sports & Physical Activity in Today's World (3 credits)
PE 425 -- Administration of P.E. and Athletics (3 credits)
PE 442 -- Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity (3 credits)

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Exercise Science -- B.S. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements and B.S. degree requirements.
2. Complete the following background requirements as part of the baccalaureate core and B.S. degree requirements:
BIOL 211X-212X -- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (8 credits)
CHEM 103X-104X or CHEM 105X-106X (8 credits)
COMM 141X -- Fund. of Oral Communication: Public Context (3 credits)
STAT 200 -- Elementary Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements
Required Courses (47 Credits)
PE 205 -- Introduction to the Human Movement Sciences (2 credits)
PE 224 -- Fundamentals of Resistive Training (1 credit)
PE 225 -- Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Training (1 credit)
PE 226 -- Fundamentals of Movement Mechanics (1 credit)
PE 232 -- Analysis of Human Movement (3 credits)
PE 246 -- Advanced First Aid (3 credits)
PE 316 -- Motor Development or
PE 317 -- Motor Learning (3 credits)
PE 321 -- Practicum in Physical Education (1 credit)
PE 337 -- Psychology of Physical Activity (3 credits)
PE 405 -- Concepts and Design of Physical Fitness Programs (2 credits)
PE 406 -- Instructional Methodologies for Physical Activity (3 credits)
PE 411 -- Sports & Physical Activity in Today's World (3 credits)
PE 421 -- Physiology of Exercise (4 credits)
PE 432 -- Biomechanics of Physical Performance (4 credits)
PE 437 -- Adapted Programs of Physical Activity (3 credits)
PE 442 -- Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity (3 credits)
PE 475 -- Internship in Exercise Science (6 credits)

MINOR in Physical Education:

For a minor in P.E. for a B.A. degree, complete 18 approved credits in Physical Education at the 200-level or above.


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