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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

PES 1100 | PES 1105 | PES 1108 | PES 1109 | PES 1110 | PES 1115 | PES 1116 | PES 1117 | PES 1120 | PES 1125 | PES 1130 | PES 1135 | PES 1140 | PES 1145 | PES 1150 | PES 1155 | PES 1160 | PES 1165 | PES 1166 | PES 1167 | PES 1175 | PES 1180 | PES 1185 | PES 1190 | PES 1195 | PES 1199 | PES 1200 | PES 1301 | PES 1455 | PES 1456 | PES 1460 | PES 1465 | PES 1470 | PES 1471 | PES 1475 | PES 1476 | PES 1480 | PES 1481 | PES 1495 | PES 2128 | PES 2185 | PES 2195 | PES 2550 | PES 2617 | PES 2618 | PES 2619 | PES 3000 | PES 3510 | PES 3515 | PES 3545 | PES 3555 | PES 3560 | PES 3570 | PES 3575 | PES 3580 | PES 3590 | PES 3600 | PES 4555 | PES 4575 | PES 4585 | PES 4590 | PES 4595 | PES 4899 | PES 4900 | PES 4930 | PES 4931 | PES 4940 | PES 4950 | PES 4960 | VIEW ALL
PES 1100: Outdoor Survival (2) Offerings
Basic information for the outdoor leisure courses. Teaches wilderness survival as well as how to recognize wilderness dangers. Course will cover knowledge and skill acquisition concerning safety and injury prevention. Topics covered will include temperature control; equipment selection and maintenance; map reading; compass navigation; and emergency protocol. Extra Fee.
PES 1105: Introduction to Ballet (2) Offerings
Introduction to the technique and discipline of classical ballet. The focus of the class will be placed on learning the technique and basic vocabulary through a series of fun and challenging warm-ups, exercises, and movement combinations.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
PES 1108: Alternative Methods of Fitness (2) Offerings
This course introduces students to alternative forms of fitness activities such as Pilates, yoga, and aerobic dance. The class also provides basic fitness information that emphasizes lifetime health and wellness. Extra Fee.
PES 1109: Weight Training (2) Offerings
Covers the scientific principles of weight training, exercise selection, safety, fundamental techniques in lifting machine and free weights, program design variables, workout monitoring and personal orientations required for independent weight training. Students will need an active SPU e-mail account for this course, as initial instructions will be sent to students through that account and scheduled workout reporting must be submitted to faculty through that account.
PES 1110: Backpacking (2) Offerings
Introduces students to backpacking as a leisure activity and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely and enjoyably participate in the sport. Extra fee.
PES 1115: Introduction to Martial Arts (2) Offerings
Introduces students to basic techniques of different styles of martial arts. Students will learn basic principles behind various strikes, kicks and blocks. Encompasses differences in body movement, physical body expectations and various philosophies in self defense. The class will show strengths and weaknesses of each system and it will enhance body movement, agility, strength, flexibility, and hand and eye coordination.
PES 1116: Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do (2) Offerings
Introduces students to the discipline of Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn the basic principles behind strikes, kick and blocks of this martial art.
PES 1117: Martial Arts: Hapkido (2) Offerings
Introduces students to the discipline of Hapkido. Students will learn the basic principles behind strikes, kicks, and blocks of this martial art.
PES 1120: Hiking (2) Offerings
Introduces students to hiking by experiencing Northwest trails and beauty spots on one-day wilderness treks along beaches, forests, or mountain trails. Classes are held on selected Saturdays. Extra fee.
PES 1125: Cross Country Skiing (2) Offerings
Introduces students to cross-country skiing as lifetime activities, and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely enjoy this sport. Extra Fee.
PES 1130: Skiing or Snowboarding (2) Offerings
Introduces students to downhill skiing and snowboarding as leisure activities and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely enjoy these sports. Extra Fee.
PES 1135: Rowing (2) Offerings
Introduces students to basic rowing techniques, skills, equipment and conditioning for continued involvement in recreational, fitness or competitive rowing. Extra fee.
PES 1140: Introduction to Rockclimbing (2) Offerings
Introduces students to the basics of rockclimbing and bouldering. Primarily indoor experience, with optional outdoor trips (weather dependent). Equipment, safety and trip preparation will be included as part of the class discussion. Extra Fee.
PES 1145: Canoeing & Kayaking (2) Offerings
Introduces students to canoeing and kayaking as leisure activities. Emphasis is given to practicing skills on flat water. Extra fee.
PES 1150: Sailing (2) Offerings
Introduces students to small-boat day-sailing as a leisure activity and provides students with the knowledge and skills to safely and enjoyably participate in the sport on protected water. Extra fee.
PES 1155: Cycling (2) Offerings
Introduces students to the basics of cycling for fitness. Various types of terrain and cycling routes will be included in the course. Additional information on bicycle repair and maintenance is also discussed. Students must provide own bicycle. Extra fee.
PES 1160: Conditioning (2) Offerings
Covers the scientific principles of cardiovascular conditioning, exercise selection, safety, program design variables, workout monitoring and personal orientations required for independent fitness training. Students need an active SPU e-mail account for this course, as initial instructions will be sent to students through that account and scheduled workout reporting must be submitted to faculty through that account.
PES 1165: Introduction to Dance (2) Offerings
Introduces students to basic techniques and rhythms of one of several dance styles including aerobics, jazz, hip-hop, folk, ballet, improvisational and creative dance.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
PES 1166: Dance Techniques:Modern & Jazz (2) Offerings
Introduces students to techniques and rhythms of Modern dance and Jazz.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
PES 1167: Social Dance Techniques (2) Offerings
Introduces students to current social dance techniques such as ballroom, swing and Latin dance.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
PES 1175: Fencing (2) Offerings
Introduces students to basic instruction in the sport of fencing. Technical emphasis on basic footwork, defensive and parry systems, methods of attack and counterattack, judging and directing standard foil competition.
PES 1180: Golf (2) Offerings
Introduces students to the fundamental skills, techniques and rules of golf for enjoyment as a recreational sport. Extra fee.
PES 1185: Badminton and Pickleball (2) Offerings
Introduces students to the basic rules, skills and game strategies of badminton and pickleball for enjoyment as recreational sports.
PES 1190: Tennis (2) Offerings
Introduces students to the fundamental skills, game strategies, rules and personal orientations required for playing tennis at a beginning level.
PES 1195: Scuba (2) Offerings
Introduces students to skin and scuba diving as leisure activities. Involves the classroom, pool and open-water training required for skin or scuba diving certification. Extra fee.
PES 1199: Leadership Camp (2) Offerings
Provides personal growth and self-discovery through a multi-day wilderness experience before the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Extra fee.
PES 1200: Softball (2) Offerings
Introduces students to softball as a leisure activity and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely and enjoyably participate in both versions of slow pitch and fast pitch.
PES 1301: Wellness and Physical Activity (3) Offerings
Examines the integrated development of spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and environmental well-being with special emphasis given to the relationships of each of these with physical activity and fitness. Also provides a brief overview of different areas of study and careers related to physical activity. A wilderness-based section of this course will be offered prior to the start of Autumn Quarter.
PES 1455: Men's Basketball (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1456: Women's Basketball (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1460: Women's Gymnastics (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1465: Cross Country (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1470: Men's Soccer (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1471: Women's Soccer (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1475: Track & Field (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1476: Indoor Track (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1480: Men's Crew (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1481: Women's Crew (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 1495: Women's Volleyball (1) Offerings
Open only to eligible varsity intercollegiate athletes. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
PES 2128: Functional Anatomy (3) Offerings
This course will provide students with an understanding of the structural organization of the human neuro-musculoskeletal system at a macroscopic level. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the interaction of the muscular, nervous and skeletal systems to produce human motion. This course provides a foundation of the neuro-musculoskeletal system for further microscopic exploration in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. The course is strengthened by an emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. In addition, students will gain familiarity with antomical and medical terminology and their meanings.
PES 2185: Health & Fitness Education (5) Offerings
Explores overall health and fitness needs, including those of K-8 students. Focuses on age appropriate curriculum and activities with an emphasis on motor skill development and interdisciplinary health and fitness content. On site school observations will be part of the course curriculum.
PES 2195: Philosophy&Resrch in Hlth/Phys (5) Offerings
This course focuses on the philosophy and research of how exercise, fitness, play, games and sport evolved in American culture. Using several interpretive frameworks, the course explores topics such as the mind/body relationship, family and peer influences, and the impact of gender, race, religion, subcultures, social movements, urbanization, technology and socioeconomics on the way contemporary society views health and participates in physical activity. Students are also introduced to current research methods in the field of health and physical activity.
Attributes:Writing "W" Course
PES 2550: Responding to Emergencies (3) Offerings
Presents basic skills of accident prevention and emergency treatment of injury and illness in a variety of situations. Topics include legal liability and accident response; respiratory emergencies and rescue breathing; circulatory emergencies and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; hemorrhage control; shock; sudden illness; burns; injuries from exposure to heat and cold; poisoning; drug-abuse emergencies; bone and joint injuries; and rescue and transfer. Accident simulations are staged to gain practice in emergency care. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
PES 2617: Teaching Health and Fitness (2) Offerings
Covers the fundamental skills, scientific guidelines, terminology and teaching techniques necessary to plan and deliver effective instruction in activities designed for health and fitness such as aerobic dance, bicycling, inline and roller skating, running, walking, and the use of standard fitness equipment including cycling and rowing ergometers, pedometers, exercise balls, a stair climber, an elliptical trainer, and free and machine weights. Work will also center around the State Health and Physical Education tests. Extra fee.
PES 2618: Teachng Team&Individual Sports (2) Offerings
Covers the fundamental skills, basic rules, terminology, assessments, and teaching techniques necessary to plan and deliver effective instruction in selected team and individual sports. Team sports such as softball, basketball, football (American and Australian rules), soccer, team handball, volleyball and individual sports such as golf, gymnastics, tennis, and track/field are included in the curriculum.
PES 2619: Teachng Leisure&Alterntv Games (2) Offerings
Covers the fundamental skills, basic rules, terminology, assessments, and teaching techniques necessary to plan and deliver effective instruction in selected leisure activities and alternative games. Leisure activities such as archery, bowling, badminton, disc sports, rope skipping, dance roller skating, pickleball, racquetball and table tennis and alternative games and global sports in addition to success-oriented instructional strategies are included in the curriculum.
PES 3000: Uganda: Health & Wholeness (4.5) Offerings
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Attributes:Upper-Division
PES 3510: Teaching Physical Education (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 1301 and 2195, or PHY 2567, or instructor permission. Explores physical education curriculum, activities and teaching strategies for elementary, middle school and high school students. Content includes lesson and unit design, effective teaching models for fitness and sport skill development, and classroom management that promotes cooperation and safety. Course provides a controlled and supervised micro-teaching experience.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
PES 3515: Secondary Physical Education (5) Offerings
Focuses on appropriate curriculum and teaching methods for secondary physical education. Emphasizes how to develop a successful program including strategies for classroom management, lesson and unit design, fitness promotion and safety.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
PES 3545: Programs for Special Populatns (3) Offerings
Studies disabilities and how physical education and other recreation activities can be matched with disabled and elderly people's need for participation and/or correction.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Education, Physical Education Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 3555: Methods of Teaching Health (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 1301 and 2195. This course identifies major health issues and teaching strategies with a variety of curricular programs through a holistic approach. Topics include community and consumer health, substance use and abuse, lifetime sexuality, child abuse, violence, environmental health factors and communicable disease. Content includes lesson and unit design, effective teaching models for health and presentation management that promotes cooperation and interaction with students of all age levels. Course provides a controlled and supervised micro-teaching experience.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
PES 3560: Psy Aspects of Health/Phys Act (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 1301, 2195. This course explores the psychological attributes necessary for sustained and successful implementation of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Positive performance enhancers such as drive, commitment, confidence, focus, perseverance, intuition and trust will be examined as well as the implications of performance inhibitors such as anxiety, delusion, excessive ambition and aggression. Students become familiar with important motivation and intervention strategies such as psyching and relaxation, imagery and visualization, goal setting and causal attribution that lead to a fully functioning self system. The course incorporates significant use of narrative fiction and nonfiction books and film to illustrate the content.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Education, Physical Education Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 3570: Biomechanics (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: PES 2128 or BIO 2129, or permission of instructor; PES 1301 is highly recommended. Course provides information regarding the structure and function of the musculoskeletal systems and is divided into three sections. Section one reviews functional anatomy including shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and spine. Section two examines the basic principles of motion through discussion and laboratory experiment with such topics as nature of forces, Newton's laws, ground and fluid forces, work, power, energy, torque, levers and center of gravity. Section three offers analyses of selected activities including weight training, running, cycling, swimming. Lab sesson required.
Equivalent Courses:PE 5570 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 3575: Motor Learning & Development (4) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 1301 and 2195, or permission of instructor. Explores theories and constructs relevant to the acquisition and performance of movement skills. After reviewing nervous system structure, the course examines the various methods of neuromuscular control of movement including proprioception, reflex, information processing, attention, memory, and various forms of rehearsal and practice through lecture and lab experiences. Students will visit a host school once a week and film students on specified locomotor and/or sport skills.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
PES 3580: Exercise Physiology (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BIO 2130 and PES 1301 or permission of instructor. Gives description and explanation of physiological responses and adaptations to exercise, emphasizing improvement of athletic performance and understanding the mechanisms whereby exercise may enhance health. Course includes laboratory.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 3590: Sport Injury Management (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: PES 2128 or BIO 2129. Describes the prevention, recognition and treatment of injuries related to sport activity. Emphasis on recognition and decision making for the immediate care of serious and life-threatening injuries and the immediate and secondary care of common sports related injuries. Describes the development and implementation of comprehensive sport injury management systems.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 3600: Physical Education Tchng Lab (1) Offerings
Prerequisite: PES 3510 or 3515. Course provides a controlled and supervised micro-teaching experience. Emphasis is on lesson design, classroom management and various methods of teaching. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 4555: Community Health Promotion (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 1301 and 2195. This course introduces students to the application of selected behavioral science theories and concepts in health education and health promotion programs for individuals and groups. An introduction to intervention theory and methods will also be included as a part of the course content. Lecture, demonstration, and case studies are part of the pedagogical process as well as student developed interventions and research.
Attributes:Upper-Division
PES 4575: Coaching and Training Seminar (4) Offerings
Prerequisities: PES 1301, 2195, 3570 and 3580. Reviews and integrates the scientific principles of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular training and presents an overview of nutritional planning for sport performance. The course offers a laboratory experience for designing fundamental training paradigms and effective coaching strategies that enhance athleticism, sport-specific conditioning, and positional expertise and skill in sports.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
PES 4585: Applied Exercise Science (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 3570, 3580. Explores internship and employment opportunities in exercise science, examines the relationships between and the determinants of physical activity and public health, and develops skills in fitness testing and exercise prescription for health and human performance.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 4590: Advanced Athletic Training Tec (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: BIO 2129, 2130 and PES 3590. Describes legal liability issues in the care and prevention of sports injuries, provides students with understanding and skill in the theoretical basis and common protocols for therapeutic modalities used in sports medicine, studies principles and programs for therapeutic exercise, and introduces injury assessment techniques including manual muscle testing.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 4595: Admin & Ldrshp:Health&Phys Act (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 1301 and 2195. Offers information and experiences related to organizing and administering sport and exercise programs in both public and private sectors. The course is divided into three sections. Section one presents a business model including leadership, business plans, strategic planning, communication, team building, decision making, conflict management, change, policies and procedures, technology, rime and stress management. Section two explores practical applications related to sport and exercise including managing programs, facilities, personnel, finances and marketing. Section three addresses the legal issues that govern sport and exercise including constitutional, contract and tort law. This course also serves as a resource for required senior colloquium.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman, Junior, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 4899: Contempry Iss Health&Phys Actv (1-2) Offerings
This PES Senior capstone course focuses on contemporary issues in the health and fitness field. Students will be challenged to reflect on the relationship between faith and the issues confronting health and fitness professionals. Students will identify a topic of interest for further study and investigation to be presented during the Spring Quarter senior colloquium. Research techniques and writing will be presented to aid in the development of a cohesive project and presentation. Students register for the course each quarter of their senior year as 2 credits in fall, 2 credits in winter and 1 credit in spring for a total of 5 credits. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Education, Physical Education Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
PES 4900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Allows a nonresearch approach to an approved issue. Course requirements include a defined set of objectives, a minimum of three conferences with a designated faculty member, a current topical bibliography and a term ending assessment mutually developed by faculty and student. The format may be utilized only once. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Education, Physical Education, Student-Designed Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 4930: Exercise Science Practicum (1-5) Offerings
Prerequisites: PES 3570, 3580. Provides practical experience in research, physical fitness testing and/or exercise prescription and leadership with members of the SPU community. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
PES 4931: Athletic Training Practicum (1-5) Offerings
Provides practical experience in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students work with intercollegiate athletes in the SPU training room and at practice and event sites. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
PES 4940: Internship (1-15) Offerings
Offers work experience with local organizations. Internships are available in all major disciplines. Position descriptions that meet student-generated objectives, work hours, calendar, remuneration and related benefits are established by the cooperating organization. A supervisor/mentor from the cooperating organization serves as the author of specific daily assignments and writes the final evaluation. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Education, Physical Education, Student-Designed Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 4950: Special Topics (1-5) Offerings
Special courses offered upon demand and/or department's discretion. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Health and Fitness Education, Physical Education Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
PES 4960: Project (1-6) Offerings
Provides an opportunity to design and develop an original idea resulting in a tangible product, innovative curriculum, improved management system or other unique addition to the professional world. Project proposal must include a clear statement of outcome and benefits to setting, defined procedures, time table and assessment procedures. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Exercise Science, Exercise and Sports Studies, Health and Fitness Education, Physical Education, Recreation & Sports Management Majors only. Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.



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