Associate Professor: S. Barkley
Assistant Professor: S. Herrmann
Instructors: B. Barkus, B. Gerry, E. Haywood, T. Hellman, D. Krauth, W. Lampe, G. Melsted, J. Trumbauer, S. VanLaecken
The Physical Education major is designed for students interested in teaching K-12 physical education. In addition to their coursework, students gain hands-on experience in area schools as they work to become certified teachers. Augustana’s education department is endorsed by the SD Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Students who major in PE will be listed as a double major in K-12 Education.
Physical Education Major:
38 credit hours
Required Courses: 27 credit hours
EXSC 277 — Motor Development (2 cr)
EXSC 320 — Physiology of Exercise: Lecture and Lab (3 cr)
EXSC 325 — Kinesiology/Biomechanics: Lecture and Lab (3 cr)
PE 214 — History and Principles of PE/Fitness (2 cr)
PE 220 — Individual and Team Sports (2 cr)
PE 252 — Outdoor Education (1 cr)
PE 266 — Physical Education in the Elementary School (2 cr)
PE 270 — Aquatics (1 cr)
PE 280 — Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)
PE 290 — Teaching of Dance (1 cr)
PE 291 — Gymnastics (1 cr)
PE 312 — Measurement & Evaluation in PE & Exercise Science (2 cr)
PE 313 — Organization and Administration of PE and Sport (2 cr)
PE 340 — Adapted Physical Education (2 cr)
It is recommended that Physical Education majors also complete the additional course work required for endorsements in Health Education and Coaching.
Coaching Preparation Coursework:
Requirements for coaching certification vary from state to state and sometimes from district to district within a state. At a minimum, students interested in coaching should take the following coursework:
PE 225 — Psychology of Coaching (2 cr)
–or– PE 345 - Applied Sport Psychology (3 cr)
PE 280 — Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)
PE 231-238 — Theory of Coaching (2 cr)
(choose one course from the sport one wishes to coach)
231 — Volleyball
232 — Basketball
233 — Baseball
234 — Softball
235 — Wrestling
236 — Track and Field
237 — Football
238 — Soccer
Other recommended coursework includes:
EXSC 277 — Motor Development (2 cr)
EXSC 320 — Physiology of Exercise (3 cr)
HLTH 222 — Nutrition and Exercise (2 cr)
PE 230 — First Aid and CPR (1 cr)
PE 395B — Coaching Internship (2-4 cr)
*Students who are not Physical Education majors are encouraged to register for PE 359: Exercise Physiology for Coaching Workshop (1 credit) instead of EXSC 320.
Physical Education Courses:
PE 095 — Intercollegiate Athletic Participation (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
Participation in the following intercollegiate athletics: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer/Dance, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling. Grading System: S/U only. Offered Every Semester.
PE 102 — Bicycling (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
Bicycling is an age-old sport that has made a great resurgence in America, not only for the population as a whole, but also for individuals. This class will promote knowledge of physiological effects of cycling, understanding of safety aspects, while placing special emphasis on bicycling for fun. An attempt will be made to encourage bicycling as a lifetime sport for class members, and to stress the importance of aerobic activity in one’s life.
PE 103 — Boot Camp Fitness (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
A physical fitness class designed to challenge students of all fitness levels. This class will provide students with a combination of exercise opportunities that will include cardiovascular endurance activities, weight training, swimming and various other activities. This course is designed to help students achieve a higher level of physical fitness through high intensity training.
PE 104 — Dance Aerobics (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the exciting and energizing world of Zumba®! Through Zumba®, students will learn different Latin rhythms and dance movements – all while feeling rejuvenated and empowered. After two hours of Zumba® each week, students will discover that working out can be fun! More importantly, they will be encouraged to form life-long habits for healthy living.
PE 105 — Downhill Skiing (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to offer a skiing experience to beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers. Proper techniques, knowledge of the rules for safety and etiquette will be taught.
PE 106 — Snowboarding (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to offer a snowboarding experience to beginners, intermediate, and advanced snowboarders. Proper techniques, knowledge of the rules for safety and etiquette will be taught.
PE 107 — Fitness Swimming (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to help students develop physical fitness through a swimming/aquatics program. Fitness concepts will be stressed through activities and short lectures.
PE 108 — Golf/Recreational Sports (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course promotes lifetime physical fitness through instruction in golf and recreational activities. Students will be given opportunities to learn and/or improve golf skills through practice and playing the game. Rules and etiquette will also be stressed. Additional fitness opportunities will be provided through a variety of recreational sports and games.
PE 109 — Group Aerobic Exercise (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to improve physiological fitness through physical activity and to promote participation in physical fitness as a lifelong practice. Group aerobic exercise includes a variety of instructor-led classes including step, power, and water aerobics.
PE 111 — Handball/Fitness (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles of the game of handball. Rules, techniques and strategies for play will be examined. Students will also be involved in physical activity in the Elmen Center Sports Forum when they are not playing handball.
PE 112 — Hatha Yoga (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
Translated from Sanskrit, yoga means union. Hatha Yoga involves proper exercise in the form of postures, proper breathing, proper relaxation, and positive meditative thinking. This class is a means of creating union between mind, body and spirit through stretching, exercising, breathing with mindfulness, and consciously seeking clarity and balance. This class will contribute toward your total wellness behavior.
PE 113 — Health Fitness (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course will make use of a combination of lectures, laboratories, and activities to introduce students to the components of health-related fitness and to foster an understanding of the necessary means of leading a healthy lifestyle. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the various components of fitness, to assess their own fitness, and participate in activities to enhance fitness. Topics such as stress management, nutrition and overall health will also be discussed.
PE 114 — Karate (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that aims at developing students’ mental and physical agility. Many amateur and professional athletes find that training in Tae Kwon Do helps them perform in their chosen sport at a much higher level. The art also encourages people to show respect for themselves as well as for others. Tae Kwon Do is also concerned with self-defense. Students who take this course will receive basic training in self-defense techniques.
PE 115 — Physical Conditioning (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
The purpose of this course is to promote lifetime physical activity by introducing students to the basic principles of physical conditioning and total well-being. The students will take part in a variety of physical activities and games addressing all components of fitness including aerobic conditioning, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.
PE 116 — Racquetball/Fitness (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to teach the participants the basic rules of the sport of racquetball, while introducing them to the fundamental techniques used while playing. The course is also intended for the participants to have an enjoyable experience and be able to apply the learned knowledge for future leisure time activities, promoting an active, healthy lifestyle. Students will also participate in other activities to promote physical fitness when they are not playing racquetball.
PE 117 — Social Dance (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This class promotes the benefits of dance as a physical activity that can be enjoyed throughout a person’s lifetime. Students will learn a variety of ballroom dances including line dances, waltz, foxtrot, jitterbug, and swing dances. Mixers, wedding dances, country western dances, and Latin American dances are also included. Basic ballroom dance etiquette will be practiced.
PE 118 — Tennis and Net Sports (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to introduce students to tennis and other net sports. Each student will learn the fundamental techniques and terms of these activities. In the process, students will further develop an appreciation for each course activity and its relationship to the overall health and wellness. The course intent is to provide an enjoyable experience for all involved while providing knowledge of the different activities to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Occasionally this course is offered with Archery as well.
PE 119 — Walking and Hiking (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to help students understand and experience the physiological benefits of walking and hiking both individually and in the group setting.
PE 120 — Weight Training (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is designed to help students develop physical fitness through weight training and to promote its benefits as a lifetime physical activity. Benefits of weight training, proper technique, terminology, exercise progression and safety will be incorporated along with the physical activity aspect of the course. A section specifically for women is often offered.
PE 121 — Outdoor Adventure (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course is dedicated to promoting physical and mental wellness related to life-time skills in the outdoors. Participants will learn basic skills of: fly-fishing, kayaking, camping, map-compass and orienteering, “Leave-No-Trace” philosophies regarding the outdoors, trip planning and rock climbing. Class meets at the Outdoor Campus—Sertoma Park, and will include 2 Saturday field trips over the course of the semester.
PE 122 — Fencing (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This class will introduce students to the sport of fencing. No previous experience is required and equipment will be provided. The class will instruct students in the basics of footwork, attacks and defenses. The focus will be on the basic parry and ripost as well as the lunge. More complex combinations will also be explored. By the end of the course students will compete in a tournament style bout. The sport is fast-paced and challenging for all and will build muscle-tone and improve hand/eye skills.
PE 123 — Winter Activities (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
This course will introduce students to a variety of winter-time outdoor adventures and activities. Class will be spent indoors and outdoors. Activities include winter orienteering, outdoor nature hikes, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, wilderness survival, introduction to winter camping, snow shelters, outdoor winter cooking skills and fire-craft, and various other winter and snow related topics. Each student is responsible to provide their own transportation.
PE 124 — Fitness Jogging (Area 1.3) (1 credit)
An activity course that examines and applies the fundamentals and skills of distance running. Students will receive instruction in proper biomechanics of running and the development of a fitness program, use of equipment, etc., but the focus will be active participation in jogging. Students will maintain an exercise journal, develop their own running and possibly strengthening program, culminating in a 5K road race as part of their evaluation.
PE 210 — Introduction to Sport Management (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of sport management through a review of the history, overview of the skill sets needed for success in the field, and discussion of possible careers in the field. Offered Every Fall and Spring Semester.
PE 214 — History and Principles of PE/Fitness (W- Area 2.1B) (2 credits)
An introduction to health, physical education, recreation, and fitness as it relates to history, current philosophies, career opportunities, and principles, with emphasis on the objectives of the above areas. Prerequisite: ENGL 110; Offered Every Spring and Some Fall Semesters.
PE 215 — Sport in Society (3 credits)
This course will examine a variety of issues relating to sport in today’s society. The course is intended to provide an introduction to the sociology of sport and designed to raise questions to promote systematic, issue-related thinking about sport. Issues that relate to athletes today such as sports gambling, violence in sports, and substance abuse will be discussed to better understand the complex problems that pertain to sport. Offered Every Interim.
PE 218 — Responding to Emergencies (2 credits)
This course is for persons who are responsible for giving emergency care to the sick and injured. Emergency care instruction will include airway management, fracture and dislocation splinting, cervical spine immobilization, extrication techniques, emergency treatment for asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heat illness, and various forms of shock. Prerequisite: PE 230 or Certification in First Aid and CPR; Offered Every Spring Semester.
PE 220 — Individual and Team Sports (2 credits)
Basic course in the fundamental motor skills, playing strategy and basic teaching methodology of individual and team sports activities. Offered Spring Semester, Even Years.
PE 225 — Psychology of Coaching (2 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding and personal appreciation of the relationship between coaches and athletes and how it relates to both. Information will be provided in the areas of personality traits as well as leadership styles.
Offered Every Interim.
PE 230 — First Aid and CPR (1 credit)
This course is designed to provide people with basic first aid and CPR knowledge for emergencies. Proper procedures in calling for help, skills necessary to keep someone alive, and ways to reduce pain will be examined. Students will also learn how to minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional help arrives. Offered Every Semester.
PE 231-238 — Coaching Theory (2 credits) each
The following courses are designed for those students who intend to coach. Each theory course emphasizes the development of selected motor skills, team defensive and offensive strategies, conditioning and coaching principles.
PE 252 — Outdoor Education (1 credit)
An overview of the natural resources used for leisure, an analysis of leisure activities dependent upon natural resources, a presentation of the problems of recreational land use and an introduction to environmental awareness and outdoor safety. Offered Fall Semesters, Even Years.
PE 265 — Health, PE and Movement in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (1 credits)
This course is designed to prepare elementary education majors to teach health, physical education skills and activities and movement integration in regular education classrooms grades K-8. Emphasis is placed upon curriculum, methodology, and teaching aids in health and physical education at the elementary school level, while also providing a safe education environment for all learners. PE Majors Need to Take PE 266, Not PE 265; Offered Every Semester.
PE 266 — Physical Education in the Elementary School (2 credits)
A course designed to prepare physical education majors to teach physical education skills and activities in the elementary grades K-6. ELED Majors Need to Take PE 265, Not PE 266; Offered Fall Semester, Odd Years.
PE 280 — Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
The integrated study of the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, and first aid techniques emphasizing the practical application of treating athletic injuries in their initial phase. Taping, wrapping and basic assessment skills are emphasized. Offered Every Semester.
PE 290 — Teaching of Dance (1 credit)
This course will include folk, square and social dance with emphasis placed on skills techniques as well as methodology in teaching rhythm activities for grades K-12. Offered Spring Semester, Odd Years.
PE 291 — Gymnastics (1 credit)
This course will prepare students for instruction of gymnastics activities. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of tumbling and selected apparatus activities, including spotting. Offered Fall Semesters, Odd Years.
PE 312 — Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science (2 credits)
The measurement and evaluation of motor behavior and fitness in school and non-school settings will be the focus of this course. In addition, the basis for the evaluation of effective programs will be examined. Offered Spring Semester, Odd Years.
PE 313 — Organization and Administration of PE and Sport (2 credits)
The focus of this course is on aspects of administration and organizations as they relate to physical education and athletics. The specific skills necessary to carry out leadership duties successfully will be emphasized. Offered Spring Semester, Even Years.
PE 340 — Adapted Physical Education (2 credits)
A study of physical education, programs and activities for exceptional children, including conditioning, physical fitness, and activity skills. Offered Spring Semester, Even Years.
PE 345 — Applied Sport Psychology (2 credits)
This course is designed primarily to give students a practical, hands-on introduction to performance enhancement techniques available in sport psychology. Most people think sport psychology deals with how to “psych up” or “psych out” athletes. While that is part of the story, sport psychology is concerned with many other phenomena of equal importance to sport participation and performance enhancement. Prerequisites: Sophomore or Higher Standing; Offered Occasionally.