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PHE 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHE 101 – Introduction to Physical Education

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PHE 101 Introduction to Physical Education

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course provides an introduction and professional orientation to the field of physical education. The role of the instructor of physical education in schools, industry, and community agencies is emphasized. The scientific foundations of physical activity and career opportunities in physical education are also examined.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain why physical education is necessary in the overall educational process;
  2. identify market place trends for employment;
  3. explain the scientific foundations of exercise and physical activity; and
  4. describe and establish positive activity practices.