UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Course Offerings - Physical Education and Health Promotion


55-103 Survival, Safety and First Aid 3 cr.
This course is designed to give the students an opportunity to develop the proper techniques and knowledge related, but not limited, to emergency situations, splinting skills, breathing emergencies, cardiac emergencies and the basic principles of safety. Certification upon successful completion.
55-106 Personal Health and Wellness 3 cr.
Self-direction of health behavior. Mental health, drugs, disease, and sexuality with emphasis upon the relationship of the individual to the community.
55-211 Nutrition and Weight Control 3 cr.
A study of applied nutrition as it relates to body functions in health with parallel study of malnutrition.
55-220 The School Health Program 2 cr.
An examination of the essential divisions of the school health program. Emphasis placed upon educational, environmental, and health service functions desirable in the total school setting.
55-240 Human Sexuality 3 cr.
The study of human sexual functioning which will include social, political, biological, and aesthetic components and application of these components in developing a mature understanding of one's own sexuality and the responsible use of sex in one's life. Cross-listed with 98-240. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.
55-301 Health Counseling and Appraisal 1 cr.
Designed to give the prospective teacher an insight into the purpose of health appraisals of school children, the use of health records in health counseling techniques in observing for deviations from normal, counseling with pupils, parents, and teachers, and how to make referrals to private and public agencies.
55-305 Field Experiences in Health 2 cr.
Workshop course to emphasize use of available community resources in health education. Appropriate field trips scheduled.
55-308 Instructional Strategies in Health 3 cr.
Examination of resource materials including texts, periodicals, pamphlets, audio visual aids and other contributions of agencies. Application of these materials to individual and group needs.
55-310 Consumer Health 3 cr.
A survey of fraudulent advertising and practices in the health field. Evaluations of health care financing, over-the-counter drugs, popular nutritional practices, and organizations and laws designed to protect the consumer will be the major health practices examined. Prerequisite: Non-nursing majors only.
55-315 Environmental Health 3 cr.
Emphasis on educational approaches to environmental and community health problems. The role of the teacher in fostering a consciousness concerning these problems on the world, national, state and local levels.
55-401 Health Education in the Elementary School 2 cr.
Various phases of the school health program, concepts in health, and elementary proficiency in emergency care procedures. Application of this information to the locality in which the teaching is to take place. Credit will not be given to Health Education Minors. Prerequisite: Education majors must have Admission I status prior to enrollment in 55-401 and 55-405.
55-402 Seminar in Health Education 2 cr.
Problems in health education in regard to health services, health environment and health instruction.
55-403 Seminar in Community Health Education 2 cr.
Survey and analysis of current community health programs. Emphasis is placed on the nature of contemporary health problems, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, epidemiology, and theories and practices of community and government health organizations.
55-405 Health Issues of the Secondary School 2 cr.
A study of current health issues confronted by secondary students; understanding of health problems including emergency care procedures. This course should not be taken by Health Education or Wellness Promotion Minors. Prerequisite: Education majors must have Admission I status prior to enrollment in this course.
55-410 Current Health Issues 3 cr.
In-depth study of current critical issues in health. Emphasis on utilizing all resources available on each issue for classroom presentation.
55-440 Seminar in Death Education 2 cr.
An in-depth study of thanatological concerns with special emphasis on methods and materials of teaching the subject area. Development of appropriate knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values which serve as a fundamental basis for the teaching of death and dying.
55-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
55-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
55-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.
55-495 Practicum in Community Health 5 cr.
Professional experience in a community health organization on a half-time basis for a full semester. The student works under college supervision with a professional in the health care field.
77-103 Jogging (PE) 1 cr.

This beginning jogging class is primarily concerned with improving cardiorespiratory function through jogging.
77-105 The Active Lifestyle (PE) 2 cr.
A contemporary examination of the effects of lifestyle, wellness, and health promotion on the individual. Instruction in procedures for self-evaluation as well as an individualized exercise program for the development of health fitness. Participation in a planned program of aerobic activity is required. This course meets the two credit physical education requirement.
77-107 Orientation to Physical Education 1 cr.
Physical education as a profession including professional preparation, scope, and contemporary issues.
77-111 Basic Physical Education (PE) 1 cr.
Fitness through the use of conditioning exercises and seasonal sports.
77-112 Racquetball (PE) 1 cr.
Development of the knowledge and skills of racquetball. One hour per week under instructor is required. ($5.00 fee)
77-113 Weight Training and Conditioning (PE) 1 cr.
Weight training for body conditioning and basic physical conditioning techniques.
77-120 Beginning Golf (PE) 1 cr.
Emphasis on equipment, fundamentals of grip and swing, putting, chipping, and sand play. ($35.00 fee).
77-129 Square and Social Dance (PE) 1 cr.
Beginning square dance and introductory social dance skills including foxtrot, waltz, tango, cha cha, swing and country.
77-131 Modern Dance (PE) 1 cr.
Rhythmic fundamentals and movement techniques related to creative dance activity, improvisation and composition.
77-132 Beginning Judo (PE) 1 cr.
Introduction to the basic break fall, throwing and grappling skills and techniques in judo.($10.00 fee)
77-133 Canoeing (PE) 1 cr.
Introducation to basic river canoeing skills and safety. Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming ability.
77-134 Intermediate Judo (PE) 1 cr.
Emphasis on throws, counters, counter throws, and mat technique skills at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: 77-132 or related experiences. ($10.00 fee)
77-135 Sailing (PE) 1 cr.
Introduction to basic safety, rigging, and sailing of small boats. Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming ability. ($35.00 fee)
77-138 Beginning Badminton (PE) 1 cr.
Emphasis on stroke production and skill development in the basic fundamentals of badminton, as well as knowledge and understanding of the rules and strategies of the game. ($5.00 fee)
77-140 Bowling (PE) 1 cr.
Introduction to beginning bowling. Emphasis on basic skills, scoring, terminology, strategy, rules and etiquette. ($15.00 fee)

77-142 Volleyball (PE) 1 cr.

Power volleyball techniques. Stress on competitive rather than recreational aspects.
77-144 Beginning Tennis (PE) 1 cr.
Introduction to the basic fundamentals of tennis with emphasis on the forehand and backhand ground strokes as well as the basic serve and volley. ($5.00 fee)
77-148 Nordic Skiing (PE) 1 cr.
Diagonal stride, skating, personal safety, physical principles of exercise, telemark techniques, and opportunities for participation in cross country skiing. ($25.00 fee)
77-151 Beginning Swimming (PE) 1 cr.
Breathing adjustment, buoyancy and balance.Skills learned serve as the structure upon which swimming ability can be developed progressively and safely.
77-153 Advanced Beginning Swimming (PE) 1 cr.
Development of stroke skills, basic strokes, and diving. Prerequisite: 77-151 or equivalent.
77-154 Aqua Aerobics (PE) 1 cr.
Combining swimming movements and exercises into routines to music as a challenging and interesting way to develop a fitness program.
77-156 Sports Activity I (Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer) 3 cr.
Skill analysis, strategies, rules and techniques in the teaching of team sports/activities in grades K-12.
77-157 Sports Activity II (Individual and Dual) Archery, Bowling, Track and Field, and Golf 3 cr.
Skill analysis, strategies, rules and techniques in the teaching of individual and dual activities in grades K-12.

77-163 Techniques of Scientific Relaxation (PE) 1 cr.

The practice of relaxation skills which permits the release of tension and stress, saves energy and increases efficiency in daily pursuits.
77-166 Dance I 3 cr.
Skill acquisition in rhythmical movement, folk, multicultural, ballroom, country, square and aerobic dance.
77-174 Aerobic Dance (PE) 1 cr.
A combination of routines that mold dance steps, exercises and locomotor movements into a challenging fun-filled physical fitness program.
77-179 Gymnastics Teaching Methods 3 cr.
A course designed to provide the knowledge and experience necessary to teach gymnastics skills to boys and girls at elementary through secondary school levels. Experiences will include the opportunity to work with boys and girls in an organized gymnastics program as well as developing personal skills in floor exercise, vaulting and on the various men's and women's gymnastics apparatus. In particular, there will be a strong emphasis on safety standards with regard to facilities and teaching practices.
77-180 Basic Rifle Marksmanship (PE) 1 cr.
Positions for target-shooting or hunting. Aligning sights. Trigger squeeze. Care, maintenance, courtesy and safe handling of all firearms. Students will fire .22 caliber rifles on ROTC Range. Prerequisites: Due to range capacity and instructor personnel, preference is given to those with little or no previous training or contact with firearms and who are currently enrolled in ROTC ($10.00 fee).
77-183 Military Conditioning 1 cr.
An introductory study for men and women of military calisthenics and conditioning designed to develop both individual fitness and the leadership skills and knowledge essential to the management of an effective organizational physical fitness program. Prerequisite: Enrolled in a Military Science class.
77-205 Mountaineering/Repelling (PE) 1 cr.
Methods and techniques in scaling and descending precipitous land forms, to include: climbing ropes and knots, body positions and holds, belays, repels, rope bridges, emergency evacuation and carriers.
77-206 Orienteering (PE) 1 cr.
An introduction to the Olympic sport of Orienteering: involves navigating cross-country over unfamiliar terrain with map and compass in order to locate control markers in competition requiring speed, accuracy and mental decisiveness on the part of the competitor. Requires two Saturdays.
77-217 Individual & Dual Sports 3 cr.
Fundamentals and techniques in the teaching of racket sports in badminton, racquetball, and tennis.
77-221 Intermediate Swimming (PE) 1-2 cr.
Concentration on stroke skills to develop pleasure and safety in the water. Emphasis on the side stroke, the back stroke, the crawl stroke, the breast stroke, diving and endurance swimming. Admission dependent upon passing a swimming test.
77-224 Advanced Swimming (PE) 3 cr.
Methods and techniques in the teaching of swimming strokes and lifeguarding skills. In addition, exposure to a variety of other aquatic activities included. Admission by passing swimming test.
77-231 Modern Dance 3 cr.
Modern dance as an art form and educational technique. Beginning dance skills and techniques for the teacher of modern dance. Development of teaching a modern dance class plus use of creative techniques. Presentation of student's compositional works and the uses of different materials for accompaniment.
77-244 Intermediate Tennis (PE) 1 cr.
Special emphasis directed to the intermediate tennis skills relative to the forehand-backhand ground strokes; the serve variations; volleys; smash; and court strategy. ($5.00 fee)
77-247 Coaching Softball 2 cr.
The basic skills, rules, and strategies of softball. Coaching techniques.
77-252 Volleyball Officiating 1 cr.

The discussion and application of rules and officiating techniques. The student will be required to officiate in class athletic programs.
77-261 Volleyball Coaching 2 cr.
Study of specific skills, coaching techniques, team selection, preparation, judging, and conducting competitive techniques in the sport.
77-264 Tennis Coaching 2 cr.
Study of specific skills, coaching techniques, team selection, preparation, judging, and conducting competitive techniques in the sport.
77-265 Coaching of Gymnastics 2 cr.
Study of specific skills, coaching techniques, team selection, preparation, judging, and conducting competitive techniques in the sport.
77-270 Physical Education for Elementary School 2 cr.
Introduction of physical education teaching methods appropriate for the elementary classroom teacher. Emphasis on: safety, supervision, equipment, basic principles, desired outcomes, program content, and integration of physical activities in the elementary school curriculum.
77-290 The Child, The Teacher, and Physical Education 3 cr.

Planning a developmental, sequential, comprehensive program of physical education for children. Emphasis on basic movement education: content and process. Integrating physical education in the elementary school curriculum. (Open to Physical Education majors only)
77-306 Coaching of Football 2 cr.
A study of current trends, techniques, and methods involved in the organization and development of an effective football program from a coaching standpoint.
77-307 Coaching of Basketball 2 cr.
A study of current trends, techniques, and methods involved in the organization and development of an effective basketball program from a coaching standpoint.
77-308 Coaching of Baseball 2 cr.
A study of current trends, techniques, and methods involved in the organization and development of an effective baseball program from a coaching standpoint.
77-309 Coaching Track and Field 2 cr.
Theory, fundamentals, and techniques of coaching track and field. Prerequisites: Junior standing

77-320 Contemporary Issues in Coaching 3 cr.

This course is designed to acquaint prospective coaches with the issues associated with coaching youth in interscholastic athletic programs. Emphasis is on high school and middle school athletics. Topics include: athletics, emergency procedures, liability, motivation, human relations, public relations, and minorities in athletics. (This course is a designated writing course. It will satisfy the writing course requirements in COLS). ($15.00 fee)
77-321 Evaluation in Physical Education 2 cr.
Role of measurement and evaluation in physical education teaching and assignment of grades. Characteristics of acceptable measurement and evaluation procedures. Emphasis on: principles underlying utilization of commonly used fitness and motor tests; elementary statistical techniques used in the interpretation of test results; constructing and using motor and written tests; and methods of reporting student progress.
77-324 Dance II 3 cr.
Advanced skill acquisition, instructional methodology and what to include in a school dance curriculum. Prerequisite: 77-166.
77-328 Officiating Team Sports 2 cr.
Fundamentals of officiating team sports, to include rules, mechanics, procedures and practical application.
77-339 Organization and Administration of Intramural Sports 2 cr.
The principles, policies, procedures, personnel and planning involved in the administration of intramural sports programs.
77-340 Advanced Techniques in Training and Conditioning 3 cr.

Principles of strength training and conditioning for sedentary and athletic populations will be taught. The course will be based on the principles, concepts, and guidelines for strength training and conditioning according to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). PEHP 77-340 will be the culmination of a series of courses that will help to familiarize the student with the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.

77-348 Biomechanics 3 cr.

Structural and mechanical principles involved in human movement; contribution of these principles to the efficiency of human movement. Prerequisites: 26-211 and 26-212.
77-350 Physiology of Exercise 3 cr.
The study of the body's physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. Training techniques and enhanced physical performance will be emphasized for physical education teaching and fitness management majors. Prerequisite: 26-212.
77-352 Fitness Assessment Techniques 3 cr.
A study of testing and evaluation procedures which are commonly used in preparing a health/fitness profile for adult participants in an exercise program. Concepts and techniques in utilizing modern fitness testing instruments and equipment will be taught. Students will also learn to prescribe exercise for sedentary and active populations. 77-352 is part of a series of courses that will help to familiarize the student with the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Instructor Certification. Prerequisites: 77-350.
77-353 Clinical Experience in Fitness Assessment 2 cr.
Under the supervision of an experienced teacher, students will be involved in the practical application of fitness testing and exercise principles learned in the classroom. Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with 77-352.
77-360 Field Experience in Coaching 2 cr.
An individual approach to practical field experience in coaching middle school athletics (grades 6-8) under the supervision of a head coach. Prerequisite: 77-320 and coaching course in the area of field assignment or appropriate experience in that area.
77-362 Basic Athletic Training: Prevention and Care in Sport Medicine 3 cr.
Introductory course in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine designed for students specializing in Athletic Training and Coaching, students majoring in Physical Education, and students interested in the area of Sports Medicine. Basic Principles of the prevention and care of sports injuries. Development of taping and wrapping skills through training room laboratory and on-site training room experience. Prerequisite: 26-211. ($10.00 fee)
77-372 Curriculum/K-12 Physical Education 3 cr.
The nature and function of physical education for grades K-12. Philosophical issues involved in basic concepts and procedures for selecting content of physical education program for grades K-12. Curriculum planning for K-12 physical education programs will be included.
77-374/574 Physical Education for Exceptional Individuals 2 cr.
The role of physical activity in the curriculum of the Exceptional Individual. Theory and practice in assessment, prescription, and programming for individuals with disabilities. A review of pertinent literature and research for individuals with disabilities.
77-375/575 Motor Skill Learning 2 cr.
Basic psychological and selected physiological factors that affect motor control and learning. A study of recent research on motor learning.
77-380/580 Swimming Methods 3 cr.
A course designed to provide the student with various alternatives in teaching techniques for beginning swimmers and the exceptional student.
77-382 Coaching of Swimming 2 cr.
Dry land exercises, conditioning, and advanced techniques in all four competitive strokes.
77-390 Current Topics 1-3 cr.
Intensive and critical study of current topical issues in physical education or recreation chosen in advance by the instructor and/or the department.
77-392 Methods and Instructional Planning (Instructional Strategies) 3 cr.
This course emphasizes instructional strategies such as appropriate performance, instructional analysis, materials including curriculum development and the teaching of physical education.
77-403 Dance Production 3 cr.
Developing and producing the dance concert. Studying the technical end of production, including make- up, lighting, staging, costuming, accompaniment and publicity. Prerequisite: 77-129 or 77-131 or 77-166. Must be in Dance Club during course.
77-405 Leadership in Adult Fitness 3 cr.
Principles of organization and administration of an adult exercise program will be taught. The course will emphasize the principles, concepts, and guidelines for adult fitness according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). 77-405 and 77-407 are the culmination of a series of courses that will help familiarize the student with the ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor Certification. Prerequisite: 77-352 and concurrent enrollment in 77-407.
77-406 Sports in America 3 cr.
An in-depth study of the various social problems facing sports in our society. Such areas as children and sports, women in sports, financing sports, mass media, and sports and health among others will be analyzed.
77-407 Clinical in Adult Fitness Leadership 2 cr.
The course is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in activities that promote the development of skills and techniques relating to fitness assessment, program management and supervision, and exercise leadership. On-campus experiences will be the primary assigned activity. (Off-campus/community placements may be arranged if deemed necessary.)
77-408 Field Experience in Coaching 3 cr.
An individual approach to practical field experience in coaching high school athletics (grades 9-12) under the supervision of a head coach. Prerequisite: 77-320 and coaching course in the area of field assignment or appropriate experience in that area.
77-423/623 Adapted Physical Education 3 cr.
Adaptation of physical education activities based on the needs of students with disabilities. Attention to legislation, placement options and methods of teaching individuals with a variety of disabilities.
77-426 Field Experience Fall Sports 2 cr.
Applied practice in athletic training. Students serve as trainers for athletic teams. Prerequisite: 77-362 and consent of instructor.
77-427 Field Experience Spring Sports 2 cr.
Applied practice in athletic training. Students serve as trainers for athletic teams. Prerequisite: 77-362 and consent of instructor.
77-431 Advanced Athletic Training: Mechanisms and Evaluation of Injuries in Sports Medicine 2 cr.
Advanced course in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine designed for students pursuing a career in an area of the Sports Medicine field. In-depth study of anatomy of the various joints of the body commonly injured in sport. Advanced techniques of evaluation of sports injuries to determine the extent and severity of the injury.
77-441 Organization and Administration of Physical Education 2 cr.
Organization and administration of physical education programs in the elementary and secondary schools. Policy making, budget making, equipment purchases, programs of public relations.
77-444 Internship in Fitness Management and Health Promotion 1-8 cr.
The internship provides the opportunity for development and practice at the worksite, the theory, principles and techniques, as well as the skills learned in the classroom. Students are placed in selected business and industry and commercial settings.
77-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for and proper contract form requirements.
77-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
77-460 History and Philosophy of Physical Education 3 cr.
A survey of the history and related philosophies of physical education.
77-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.
77-481 Beach and Pool Administration 3 cr.
Community programs, private clubs, beach and pool maintenance, water chemistry, funding, and scheduling.
77-482/682 Practicum in Physical Education for Special Education 2 cr.
Supervised field experience with programs of physical education for individuals with disabilities. Must be taken in conjunction with 16-482/682. Designed for individuals seeking the 860 Adapted Physical Education Licensure. Prerequisite: All courses for the Adapted Physical Education minor must be completed.
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