Physical Educ (PE)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
PE 1160 Women's Rape Aggression Defense: 1 semester hour.
Realistic self-defense tactics and techniques designed for women. Awareness, prevention, risk reduction, risk avoidance, and basic hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Equivalent to HE 1160. PREREQ: Permission of Public Safety Office or sponsoring program. F, S
PE 2200 Team Building Leadership: 2 semester hours.
Trains individuals to facilitate and lead on a challenge course. Setup and dismantling of an Alpine Tower course, facilitation of large and small team building groups, safety and rescue techniques. Designed to train participants in pursuit of employment within the challenge course industry. F
PE 2205 Methods and Techniques of Gymnastics: 2 semester hours.
Fundamental methods and techniques for teaching a variety of gymnastic activities, including tumbling and apparatus. D
PE 2222 First Aid CPR and Sport Safety: 3 semester hours.
Course includes training in first aid, CPR and sport safety. The course also covers strategies for reducing the risk of suffering a heart attack. The sport safety portion will cover sports-related injury prevention. F, S, Su
PE 2223 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport: 3 semester hours.
Study, survey, history, philsophy, and ethics of the allied fields and specialty areas of physical education and sport. F, S, Su
PE 2235 Activity Performance Techniques I: 3 semester hours.
Laboratory enhanced skills in field based activities and games. Emphasis on participant skill development and -performance. F, Su
PE 2236 Activity Performance Techniques II: 3 semester hours.
Laboratory enhanced skills in racquet and court sports. Emphasis on participant skill development and performance. S, Su
PE 2237 Activity Performance Techniques III: 3 semester hours.
Laboratory-enhanced skills in fitness and conditioning-based recreation, nontraditional games and activities. Emphasis on skill development and performance. F, Su
PE 2241 Sports Officiating: 1 semester hour.
Proper instruction for game officials and coaches including knowledge of rules, mechanisms of officiating, and game administration. May be repeated for up to 4 credits. D
PE 2243 Anatomical Foundations of Human Activity: 3 semester hours.
Study of human body structure including the neuromuscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and organ systems. Course is designed for health and physical education candidates. F, S, Su
PE 2259 Lifeguarding: 2 semester hours.
Provides a fundamental knowledge and practical application of principles involving lifesaving techniques in an aquatic environment. Academic course work and pool activity are required of all candidates. Can result in American Red Cross certification. Su
PE 2271 Winter Survival Skills: 1 semester hour.
Designed to equip candidates with knowledge necessary for a 72 hour winter survival situation. Content includes winter shelter building, recognizing and treating frostbite, signaling, fire building, survival psychology, nutrition needs, clothing and equipment. S
PE 2272 Wilderness Survival Skills: 1 semester hour.
Designed to provide candidates with knowledge and skills necessary to survive a 72 hour emergency (summer and fall seasons). Includes signaling, shelter building, hypothermia, survival kits, fire building, direction finding and desert hazards. F
PE 2280 Winter Camping and Backcountry Travel: 1 semester hour.
Techniques, equipment and safety of overnight winter wilderness travel, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. S
PE 2281 Practical Outdoor Skills: 1 semester hour.
Study and application of knowledge and skills common to most outdoor activities, and ways in which such skills can be integrated in school, youth and adult activity programs. Practical outdoor knots, map and compass, sheltering strategies, outdoor emergencies, safety procedures, minimal impact techniques, and outdoor team building. F, S
PE 2282 Map Compass and Backcountry Navigation: 1 semester hour.
Practical application of map and compass and wilderness navigation concepts including map and field bearings, declination, resection, contour line interpretation, GPS receiver use, map types, scales, and coordinate systems. F
PE 2283 Leave No Trace Trainer: 1 semester hour.
Principles and practices of minimum impact outdoor techniques including traveling approaches, waste disposal, campsite placement, outdoor ethics, state/federal land management requirements, and sport-specific procedures. Students receive "Leave No Trace" national certification. F
PE 2284 Intermediate Kayaking and Whitewater Safety: 1 semester hour.
Combines practical field experience in moving water with a study of river safety and accident prevention. Topics include hazard evaluation, self and team rescue, case history review, and whitewater safety procedures. PREREQ: PEAC 1175A or permission of instructor. F, S
PE 2285 Wilderness First Aid: 1 semester hour.
Provides an introduction to First Aid and patient care in remote settings. Includes wound and infection management, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, and up-to-date information on environmental emergencies. F, S
PE 2286 Avalanche and Winter Sports Safety: 1 semester hour.
A study of snow, winter hazards, avalanche safety and rescue. Topics include basic snow physics, crystal identification, metamorphic processes, factors influencing avalanches, use of transceivers, snow pack evaluation, and avalanche rescue techniques. S
PE 2287 Snowboard Instructor Training: 1 semester hour.
Indoors: mechanics of snowboarding, teaching progressions, effective teaching styles and snowboarding techniques. Ourdoors: teaching progressions, snowboarding demos and snowboarding tips. F
PE 2288 Ski Instructor Training: 1 semester hour.
Indoors: skiing mechanics, teaching progressions, effective teaching styles and skiing techniques. Outdoors: teaching progressions, skiing demos and techniques for improved skiing. F
PE 3300 Movement Theory and Motor Development: 3 semester hours.
Introduces the candidate to the science of developmental human movement including fundamental concepts of movement behavior presented in a bio-social context and the concepts of learning in the psychomotor domain. F, S
PE 3301 Physiology of Exercise: 3 semester hours.
Theoretical and applied study of the effects of physical work and exercise on physiological processes of the human body. Lecture and laboratory. PREREQ: PE 2243, or BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3302. COREQ: PE 3301L. F, S, D
PE 3301L Physiology of Exercise Laboratory: 1 semester hour.
Physiological experiments and testing. COREQ: PE 3301. F, S, D
PE 3302 Biomechanics: 3 semester hours.
The study of anatomical and mechanical principles that apply to human movement. Study will include exercise and sport applications. Lecture and laboratory. PREREQ: PE 2243, or BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3302; and PHYS 1100 or PHYS 1111. COREQ: PE 3302L. F, S, D
PE 3302L Biomechanics Laboratory: 1 semester hour.
Biomechanical experiments and testing. COREQ: PE 3302. F, S, D
PE 3303 Kinesiology for Teachers and Coaches: 3 semester hours.
The study of the scientific foundations of human activity including exercise physiology and biomechanics. Some laboratory activities included. Course is designed for non-exercise science emphasis health and physical education candidates. PREREQ: PE 2243. S
PE 3312 Practical Applications of Coaching Baseball and Softball: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching baseball and softball. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. D
PE 3313 Practical Applications of Coaching Basketball: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching basketball. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. F
PE 3314 Practical Applications of Coaching Football: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching football. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. S
PE 3315 Practical Applications of Coaching Soccer: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching soccer. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. D
PE 3316 Practical Applications of Coaching Tennis: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching tennis. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. D
PE 3317 Practical Applications of Coaching Track and Field: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching track and field. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. S
PE 3318 Practical Applications of Coaching Volleyball: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching volleyball. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. S
PE 3319 Practical Applications of Coaching Wrestling: 2 semester hours.
Essential elements of coaching wrestling. Emphasis on application and practice in the educational setting. D
PE 3322 Introduction to Sport Psychology: 3 semester hours.
Study of theoretical and applied psychological parameters in sport settings. Specific topics include the coach-athlete relationship and issues in sport performance. Also includes motivation, leadership, communication, ethics, and intervention strategies. F, S
PE 3357 Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education: 3 semester hours.
Prepares candidates to teach elementary physical education activities. Emphasis on a variety of teaching methods and their application to all skill levels at the elementary level. PREREQ: Admission to College of Education Teacher Education Program or permission of instructor. F, S, Su
PE 3358 Water Safety Instructors Course: 3 semester hours.
Techniques of teaching swimming, diving, and community water safety skills including small craft safety. Emphasis on skill progressions and planning/organizing courses. American Red Cross certificate awarded if examination is passed. Su
PE 3362 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education: 3 semester hours.
Study of constructive practical and written tests applicable to physical education. Study of the theory of practice of test administration, brief study of statistical methods and measurements in physical education. F
PE 3364 Introduction to Sport Law: 3 semester hours.
Study of the law as it relates to physical education and sport. Includes fields of tort law, criminal law, contract law, and constitutional law as they relate to physical education and sport settings. F
PE 3366 Sport Marketing: 3 semester hours.
Study of sport marketing theory, basic economics, accounting, and budgeting principles. Additional topics will also include sport marketing strategies and tactics, sponsorships, and sport licensing. S
PE 3370 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries: 3 semester hours.
PE 3380 Field Experience: 1 semester hour.
Orientation, observation, planning and supervised experience exposes the candidate to activity instruction under the direction of a major advisor. D
PE 3381 River Safety and Swiftwater Rescue: 1 semester hour.
A comprehensive safety and rescue course for river users and rescue service personnel. Topics include safety equipment, river hazards, river crossings, tag line procedures, zip line and Z-pulley use, moving water extrications, and first aid considerations. Su
PE 3383 Advanced Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety: 2 semester hours.
A comprehensive examination of climbing safety - anchor placement, self-rescue, belaying, route protection, case history review, equipment limitations - along with field experience including lead and aid climbing, advanced knots, movement techniques, and minimal impact procedures. PREREQ: PEAC 1176A or permission of instructor. S
PE 3384 Outdoor Risk Management and Liability: 3 semester hours.
Legal implications of outdoor recreation programming including a study of tort liability, risk evaluation, relevant case law, legal management strategies, and the use of waivers and releases. F
PE 3386 Outdoor Leadership: 3 semester hours.
Designed to provide candidates with the knowledge to organize and lead outdoor activities. Includes leadership styles, liability, program promotion, planning, safety, and environmental impact. Practical experiences are included. S
PE 3397 Professional Education Development: 1-3 semester hours.
A course for the practicing educator aimed at the development and improvement of educational skills. Various sections will have different subtitles. A maximum of 10 credits may be applied to fifth year program. Graded S/U. D
PE 4413 Sport in Cinema: 3 semester hours.
Investigate sport, and the treatment of sport, through the medium of modern cinema. Sport will be analyzed from the sociological, psychological, moral and ethical perspective of the filmmakers. D
PE 4427 Personal Trainer Certification: 3 semester hours.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for national certification exam in personal training. Guidelines for instructing safe, effective and purposeful exercise; essentials for the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. S
PE 4437 Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education: 3 semester hours.
Designed to prepare the candidate for teaching secondary physical education activities. Emphasis on a variety of teaching methods and their application to all skill levels at the secondary level. PREREQ: Admission to College of Education Teacher Education Program or permission of instructor. S
PE 4440 Survey of Outdoor Education Literature: 3 semester hours.
An examination of recent research, literature and contemporary writing in outdoor education. Course work consists of a series of reading assignments followed by oral reports and class discussions. F
PE 4441 Wilderness First Responder Certification: 3 semester hours.
80-hour certification program, including cardiac and respiratory emergencies, allergies and anaphylaxis, wound management and infection, neurological and spinal injuries, realignment of fractures and dislocations, rescue and extraction, patient monitoring and long term management problems. S
PE 4445 Methods of Teaching Outdoor Activities and Practicum: 3-4 semester hours.
This culminating course for outdoor education minors consists of two parts: a study of the objectives, programs and methods of teaching outdoor recreation activities followed by a practicum experience in which candidates assist in teaching and leading outdoor activities. PREREQ: PE 3386, PE 4440, and permission of instructor. S
PE 4454 Senior Capstone: 3 semester hours.
Professional development strategies for all undergraduate majors in Sport Science and Physical Education. Explore job strategies, career development opportunities, and field and research experience in the professional areas of Sport Management, Exercise Science, Physical Education Teaching, and Outdoor Education. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S
PE 4465 Organization and Administration of Intramural Sports: 3 semester hours.
Study of various methods of organizing and administering intramural sports programs on the junior high school, high school, and college levels. D
PE 4473 Facilities Planning and Design: 3 semester hours.
An investigation of the various components, principles, and fundamental practices involved in facility planning and design for physical education, athletics, and recreation. S
PE 4475 Organization and Administration of Physical Education: 3 semester hours.
Study of the management theory and practices utilized in conducting physical education and sport programs. Emphasis will be placed on interscholastic as well as intercollegiate physical education and athletic programs. F
PE 4480 Coaching Problems: 1-3 semester hours.
Athletic control, eligibility, new coaching techniques, finances, safety measures, public relations, duties of coaches, managers, and officials. May be repeated for up to 4 credits. F, S, Su
PE 4481 Coaching Clinic: 1 semester hour.
Idaho State University is a sponsor of the annual Idaho Coaches Association Clinic held during the first week of August. Instruction offered in football, basketball, and other sports by coaches of national reputation. Total cost of registration at the clinic, board, room, and privileges for the full period of the clinic will be about $50. An extra fee will be charged for those who register at the clinic for credit. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Graded S/U. Credits will not be acceptable for degree completion requirements/electives. D
PE 4482 Mechanical Analysis of Human Movement: 3 semester hours.
Advanced study of assessing human motion patterns. Course will include computer analysis and videography techniques along with various field analysis techniques utilized in physical skill analyses. PREREQ: PE 3302. F, S
PE 4484 Exercise Assessment and Prescription: 3 semester hours.
Design and principles of exercise assessment procedures in physical education and sport setting. Physical Fitness testing concepts and procedures will be covered along with the principles involved when prescribing exercise programs for physical education and sport participants. PREREQ: PE 3301. F, S
PE 4485 Independent Problems in Physical Education: 1-3 semester hours.
Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library study on specific physical education problems of interest to majors and minors. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S, Su
PE 4490 Practicum in Physical Education: 1-16 semester hours.
Practical experience in a field based setting, congruent with candidate's employment goals. May require multiple experiences in a variety of settings outside K-12 school settings. F, S, Su
PE 4491 Physical Education Workshop: 1-3 semester hours.
Critical analysis of one or more areas of physical education. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
PE 4493 Introduction to Sport Sociology: 3 semester hours.
Using the topics of youth, violence, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, media, and politics as a springboard, students will explore issues of social justice and diversity in sport and physical education settings. PREREQ: General Education Goal 1. F, ASu
PE 4494 Adapted Physical Activity: 3 semester hours.
History, philosophy, and the teaching/learning processes in providing adapted physical activity in schools and community-based settings. Includes clinical experiences. PREREQ: BIOL 3301 or equivalent, or PE 2243, PE 3300, and PE 3362. S
PE 4495 Physical Education Student Teaching Internship: 7-14 semester hours.
Observation and teaching under supervision in approved physical education programs with the opportunity to assume direct responsibility for the learning activities of secondary level students. Includes weekly professional development seminar. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education Program and approved application for student teaching. Graded S/U. F, S