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Physical Education
Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences

Physical Education (PED)

Minor
Coaching

The minor is intended for those who are interesting in coaching as a secondary or part-time career. This minor would also equip an individual to serve as an assistant coach or coach of youth sports in a recreational setting.

The state of South Dakota requires PED 211 and a theory of coaching course in the individual’s chosen sport for certification as a head coach. Those seeking employment a coach outside of South Dakota should contact that state’s athletic association as each state will have requirements that may or may not be established within this minor.

PED 211 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
PED 240 Methods of Free Weights and Conditioning 3
PED 335-343 Theory of Coaching 2
PED 360 Rules of Officiating 2
PED 362 Psychological Dynamics of Sport 3
PED 450 Coaching Practicum 3
HLT 210 First Aid and CPR 2
  Elective* 3
  Total 20

*Electives PED 315, PED 410, ATN 305, ATN 320 or should be selected with approval of the academic adviser to provide for one or more areas of concentration.

Course Descriptions
099-118 Fitness and Lifetime Sports 1 hour/section

The philosophy of the fitness and lifetime sports program is to teach the fundamentals, skills and physiological dynamics of fitness and lifetime sports with the goal of fostering within each student a long-lasting interest and lifetime participation. Students may not enroll in more than two fitness and lifetime sports courses per semester. PED 118 is not repeatable for academic credit and is offered Credit/No Credit only.

PED 099 Fishing S
PED 101 Racquetball and Golf F
PED 102 Badminton and Archery F
PED 103 Softball and Volleyball S
PED 104 Weight and Aerobic Training F
PED 105 Tennis and Bowling F
PED 106 Pickleball and Basketball S
PED 107 Cybex Training S
PED 112 Intermediate Golf S
PED 117 Social Dance S
PED 118 Varsity Sport F,S

107 Cybex Training 1 hour S
This course meets twice a week for a full semester and addresses the basic principles and uses of the Cybex progressive weight training system. Students will become knowledgeable in the requisite principles necessary to guide them through their workouts, proper function and use of each machine, and the muscles involved. A system of record keeping will allow the students to programmatically monitor their progress in the use of the Cybex equipment.

120 Wellness and Lifetime Fitness 1 hour F,S
The focus of this course is a positive, healthy lifestyle designed to enhance one’s current quality of life, while providing the basis for enhanced quality and quantity of life in the future. The class discusses proper exercise programs, healthful nutrition, stress management techniques and avoidance of high-risk health behaviors in order to reduce the risks of acute and chronic health problems.

130 Individual and Team Sports 2 hours S
This course involves preparatory training in skill development and motor performance of a variety of individual, dual and team sports, games, and recreational activities.

211 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 hours S
This course is designed to improve the professional competency of people who work with athletic teams. Appropriate instructional methods and effective healthcare for athletes based upon sound physiological and psychological principles are the foundations of the course. Students will practice the skills of injury recognition, evaluation and taping, and will discuss the principles of therapeutic modalities.

240 Methods of Free Weights and Conditioning 3 hours S
(Refer to SPX 240)

265 Adaptive Physical Education 2 hours S
This course focuses on the accommodations and/or modifications necessary for individuals with exceptionalities to participate safely and successfully in traditional physical education courses. This course addresses the needs of individuals with exceptionalities – physical, emotional and/or cognitive.
Prerequisite: SPD 206.

275 Field Experience 2 hours TBA

310 Motor Learning and Control 3 hours S
(Refer to SPX 310)

315 Kinesiology 3 hours S
(Refer to SPX 315)

320 Exercise in Selected Populations 3 hours TBA
(Refer to SPX 320)

335 Theory of Coaching Football 2 hours F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching football, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

336 Theory of Coaching Volleyball 2 hours F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching volleyball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

337 Theory of Coaching Basketball 2 hours F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching basketball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

338 Theory of Coaching Cross Country/Track and Field 2 hours S
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching cross country/track and field, including the fundamentals of each event, organization of training regimen, meet management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

339 Theory of Coaching Baseball 2 hours S
This is a course in the theory of coaching baseball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership fundamentals.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

340 Theory of Coaching Wrestling 2 hours S
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching wrestling, including the fundamentals of the sport, practice organization, meet management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

341 Theory of Coaching Softball 2 hours S,F
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching softball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

342 Theory of Coaching Soccer 2 hours TBA
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching soccer, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

343 Theory of Coaching Golf 2 hours TBA
This is a course in the theory and application of coaching golf, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

360 Rules of Officiating 2 hours F
This course focuses on the knowledge and application of the rules, mechanics, rotations, communicative systems and etiquette for the sports of football, basketball, cross country/track and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.

362 Psychological Dynamics of Sport 3 hours F
(Refer to SPX 362)

401 Methods of Teaching Physical Education 3 hours F,S
This course focuses on the theory and practice of effective curriculum and lesson planning, scope and sequence of activities, classroom management and adaptive activities.
Prerequisites or corequisites: EDU 300 and EDU 330 for all K-12 program majors.

410 Physiology of Exercise 3 hours F
(Refer to SPX 410)

450 Coaching Practicum 2 hours F,S
This course is designed to provide practical, applied and guided experiences for students pursuing a career in coaching. A minimum of 90 clock hours is required. This course allows students to become actively involved with coaches.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of a coaching theory course and consent of instructor.

460 Independent Study 1-3 hours F,S
This course requires individualized research, specialized study or scholarly writing in the field of physical education.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

499 Selected Topics – Advanced 1-3 hours TBA

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