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Degrees and Programs Index


Physical Education

PE and PER courses are available to all UAF students who meet stated prerequisites. Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate. Any students requiring special accommodations are asked to contact the department office as soon as possible.


PER 100 - 199 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Physical Activities and Instruction (0+3)
Instruction, practice, and activity in a variety of physical activities, sports, and dance in separate sections. Courses may be taken for credit one time only. Laboratory fees as indicated.


PER 101 -- Multifitness Conditioning


PER 102 -- Running for Fitness


PER 103 -- Cycling for Fitness


PER 104 -- Walking for Fitness


PER 105 -- Weight Training for Fitness


PER 106 -- Aerobics


PER 107 -- Low Impact Aerobics


PER 108 -- Power Lifting


PER 109 -- Beginning Ice Skating


PER 110 -- Intermediate Ice Skating


PER 111 -- Ice Skating for Conditioning


PER 112 -- Beginning Ice Dancing


PER 113 -- Intermediate Ice Dancing


PER 114 -- Advanced Ice Dancing


PER 115 -- Beginning Ice Hockey


PER 116 -- Intermediate Ice Hockey


PER 117 -- Speed Skating


PER 118 -- Curling


PER 119 -- Beginning Swimming


PER 120 -- Intermediate Swimming


PER 121 -- Advanced Swimming


PER 122 -- Conditioning Swimming


PER 123 -- Aqua Aerobics


PER 124 -- Water Polo


PER 125 -- Springboard Diving


PER 126 -- Synchronized Swimming


PER 127 -- Beginning Foil Fencing -- Materials fee: $45.00.


PER 128 -- Advanced Foil Fencing -- Materials fee: $45.00. May be repeated. (Prerequisites: PER 127 or permission of instructor.)


PER 129 -- EPEE/Sabre Fencing -- Materials fee: $45.00. May be repeated. (Prerequisites: PER 128 or permission of instructor.)


PER 130 -- Beginning Aikido


PER 131 -- Intermediate Aikido


PER 132 -- Advanced Aikido


PER 133 -- Beginning Tae Kwon Do


PER 134 -- Intermediate Tae Kwon Do


PER 135 -- Advanced Tae Kwon Do


PER 136 -- Beginning Tai Chi Chuan


PER 137 -- Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan


PER 138 -- Advanced Tai Chi Chuan


PER 139 -- Beginning Yoga


PER 140 -- Intermediate Yoga


PER 141 -- Advanced Yoga


PER 142 -- Beginning Karate


PER 143 -- Intermediate Karate


PER 144 -- Advanced Karate


PER 145 -- Basketball


PER 146 -- Volleyball


PER 147 -- Soccer


PER 148 -- Team Handball


PER 149 -- Orienteering


PER 150 -- Canoeing


PER 151 -- Kayaking


PER 152 -- Rock Climbing -- Materials fee: $25.00


PER 153 -- Mountaineering


PER 154 -- Racquetball


PER 155 -- Tennis


PER 156 -- Table Tennis


PER 157 -- Badminton


PER 158 -- Billiards -- Materials fee: $20.00


PER 159 -- Golf


PER 165 -- Beginning Bowling (Lab fee: $35)


PER 166 -- Intermediate Bowling (Lab fee: $35)


PER 167 -- Advanced Bowling (Lab fee: $35)


PER 168 -- Beginning Pistol Marksmanship (Lab fee: $35)


PER 169 -- Intermediate Pistol Marksmanship (Lab fee: $35)


PER 170 -- Advanced Pistol Marksmanship (Lab fee: $35)


PER 171 -- Beginning Rifle Marksmanship (Lab fee: $35)


PER 172 -- Intermediate Rifle Marksmanship (Lab fee: $35)


PER 173 -- Advanced Rifle Marksmanship (Lab fee: $35)


PER 174 -- Beginning Ballet


PER 175 -- Intermediate Ballet


PER 176 -- Advanced Ballet


PER 177 -- Beginning Jazz Dance


PER 178 -- Intermediate Jazz Dance


PER 179 -- Advanced Jazz Dance


PER 180 -- Modern Dance


PER 181 -- Ballroom Dance


PER 182 -- Western Dance


PER 183 -- Folk Dance


PER 184 -- Square Dance


PER 187 -- Cross-Country Skiing


PER 188 -- Downhill Skiing


PER 189 -- Ski Mountaineering


PER 190 -- Recreational Fitness Activities


PER 199 -- Varsity Athletics


PE 205 (2 Credits) Alternate Fall
Introduction to the Human Movement Sciences (2+0)
The interrelationship of the biological sciences, sociopsychological, historical and philosophical foundations and the role of the humanities in physical activity, fitness, sport and dance. Clarification of career possibilities included. (Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 208 (2 Credits) Alternate Fall
Advanced Life Saving (1+3)
Knowledge and skills to provide aid and treatment in aquatic emergencies. Instruction in American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Advanced Lifesaving, Advanced Swimmer, and Basic First Aid. Certification fee: $5.00 covers American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving Certification. (Prerequisite: Swim Test. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 307 (1 Credit) Alternate Spring*
Techniques in Camping and Outdoor Recreation (1+3)
In-depth study of advanced skills and organizational techniques in camping and outdoor recreation. One weekend camp out required. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: PE 217. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.) *Meets for 7 weeks.


PE 317W (3 Credits) Every Third Spring
Motor Learning (3+0)
Physical skills learning processes, patterns, issues, programs, applications, and evaluation. (Prerequisites: PSY 101 and junior standing. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 321 (1 - 6 Credits) Fall, Spring
Practicum in Physical Education (0+var)
Supervised training as apprentice instructor or leader in university class or within the community. Planning and conducting activities with increasing responsibility. Class may be repeated. Only 2 credits may count toward department requirement. (Prerequisites: Appropriate 300 level technique courses and junior standing or equivalent background.)


PE 327 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Physical Education for Children (3+0)
(Cross-listed with ED 327)
Introduction to a variety of games, fundamental movement activities and sports appropriate for the K - 8 student. Practical application of methods and techniques of instruction specific to physical education including: lesson planning, behavior control, maintenance of a quality learning environment, observation and evaluation techniques. (Prerequisites: PSY 101, junior standing and permission of instructor.)


PE 337W (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Exercise and Sport Psychology (3+0)
(Cross-listed with PSY 337W)
Theoretical and practical applications of psychological issues related to participation in physical activities, including exercise adherence, performance enhancement, group dynamics, leadership and coaching behaviors, arousal/anxiety, intervention strategies and lifespan participation. (Prerequisites: PSY 101, PE 316 or 317 or permission or instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 350 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Fundamentals and Techniques of Conditioning and Training (2+3)
Principles and practices of resistive training for enhancing of physical fitness with emphasis on development of correct and safe techniques using the various resistive modes available and surveying techniques of development of health and performance related to cardiovascular fitness and training. (Prerequisites: BIOL 211X, BIOL 212X and PE 205. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 360 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Fundamentals and Techniques of Team Sports (2+3)
Principles and techniques of teaching team sports. An in-depth study of advanced theory, strategies, analysis, and techniques for teaching team sports including basketball, ice sports, soccer, softball and volleyball. (Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 370 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Fundamentals and Techniques of Individual Sports (2+3)
Principles and techniques of teaching individual sports. An in-depth study of advanced theory, strategies, analysis, and techniques for teaching individual sports including aquatics, camping and outdoor recreation, gymnastics, snow sports, track and field, and wrestling. (Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Next offered: 2000-01.)


PE 380 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Fundamentals and Techniques of Creative Movement (2+3)
Principles and techniques of teaching skills in rhythms and recreational activities for adult and youth groups. Principles of body mechanics and practical application in organizing and teaching folk, square, and creative dance for all ages. (Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 405 (2 Credits) Alternate Fall
Concepts and Design of Physical Fitness Programs (1-1/2+1-1/2)
Problems, methods of achievement, and maintenance of physical fitness. Assessment of personal fitness status, participation in selected fitness activities, and acquisition of skills in basic physical fitness activity. (Prerequisites: BIOL 111, 112. Next offered 1999 - 2000.)


PE 406W,O (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Instructional Methodology for Physical Activity (2+3)
Philosophy, curriculum development, methods for facilitating learning/skill development and controlling behavior, measurement and evaluation, observation off community programs, and instructional laboratories for adolescents and adults. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)


PE 408 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aquatics Program Management (2+0)
Aquatic program planning and implementation, competitive swim team coaching and administration, and management of swimming pools.


PE 411 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Sport and Physical Activity in Today's World (3+0)
Examines the contributions of physical activity to survival, artistic development, and classic and popular culture as they have influenced the role of physical activity in the contemporary world. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)


PE 412 (3 Credits) Every Third Fall
Principles and Problems in Athletic Coaching (3+0)
Philosophy and objectives of athletic competition at various age levels. Roles and responsibilities of the coach. Problems of athletic coaching and management of athletes and their training. For those who plan to take leadership or coaching roles in school or community athletic programs. (Prerequisite: Junior standing. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 421 (4 Credits) Alternate Fall
Physiology of Exercise (3+3) n
Study of the responses and adaptations of the human body to physical work, exercise and systematically applied stressors, including effects of environmental stressors, especially those specific to northern regions. (Prerequisite: BIOL 111, 112.)


PE 425 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Administration in Physical Education and Athletics (3+0)
Principles and problems of planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating school programs in physical education, intramural sports, and interschool athletics. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)


PE 432 (4 Credits) Alternate Fall
Biomechanics of Human Performance (3+3) n
Mechanical analysis of human movement, focusing internally on musculo-skeletal interactions and externally on the body with the environment. (Prerequisites: BIOL 111, 112, MATH 107X.)


PE 437 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Adapted Programs of Physical Activity (3+0)
Theory and practical guidelines for developing adapted movement activities and programs for persons who are impaired, disabled, or handicapped; "mainstreaming" such individuals in regular programs in physical education and recreation. (Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor.)


PE 440 (3 Credits) Every Third Spring
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3+0)
Scientific bases for the care and prevention of sports and physical activity injuries. Rationale and strategies for taping and wrapping for injury prevention and rehabilitation, techniques in pre-activity conditioning and post-injury reconditioning, and equipment safety. (Prerequisites: BIOL 111, 112, PE 205 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)


PE 442O (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Measurements and Evaluation in Physical Activity (3+0)
Evaluation theory and application including basic statistics, formation of measurable behavioral objectives, written test construction, survey of fitness and skill tests, their selection, administration and interpretation of results, and use of computer programs to calculate statistical values. (Prerequisites: Completion of 8 credits from PE 212 through 222.)


PE 475 (1 - 6 Credits) Fall, Spring
Internship in Exercise Science (.5+var)
For exercise science majors. Provides an opportunity to synthesize and integrate knowledge gained from academic programs through a process of experience, problem solving and experienced professional supervision. (Prerequisites: Senior standing in exercise science and departmental approval.)


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