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If you see yourself as a leader who empowers others to create a future of health and physical activity, Quincy University has just the program for you. Our Physical Education curriculum is designed to qualify students for K–12 teacher certification, challenging them to become servant leaders with a commitment to the success of all learners.

Courses are taught by experienced educators who are dedicated to mentoring the teachers of the future. Through the distinctive and extensive teaching experiences provided by the Professional Development School (PDS) model, you will develop the ability to teach movement skills effectively and to analyze the benefits and effects of physical activity. You'll learn sound physical fitness training principles and how to motivate students to value and strive to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

The program offers a bachelor of science degree in Physical Education and minors in Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Coaching. The Coaching minor enables students the opportunity to become certified as a head coach for an Illinois interscholastic athletic team.

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Courses

PED 106    Strength Training
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to teach students how to properly perform basic strength training exercises and how to design an individualized strength training program. Students will learn the basic concepts and exercise the first eight weeks and perform an individualized strength training program the second eight weeks. This class is primarily designed for Physical Education and Exercise Science majors, but any student may enroll in the course.

PED 152    Fitness Modalities
Credit Hours: 1
This course demonstrates how to use various types of exercise equipment to design fitness programs, rehabilitation programs, and athletic conditioning programs. Some of the equipment to be used include elastic bands, medicine balls, and stability balls.

PED 200     Introduction to Athletic Training
Credit Hours: 3
Two hours of lecture and one hour of lab. The lecture portion will cover the basics of athletic training including medical terminology, mechanisms of injury and recognition and treatment of common athletic injuries. The laboratory is an introduction to athletic training skills, including preventive and supportive taping, wrapping of common athletic injuries, assessment of vital signs, and crutch fitting.

PED 210    Lifetime Health & Wellness
Credit Hours: 1
Designed to develop lifelong wellness skills through the use of proper goalsetting, lifetime physical activities, proper nutritional methods, disease and injury prevention, stress management, and responsible behavior.

PED 221     Foundations of Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
An orientation course emphasizing the history, philosophy, and role of physical education within the school and community.

PED 231 Soccer Officiating
Credit Hours: 1
Designed to give a thorough familiarity with and understanding of the rules of soccer with the intention of qualifying for state certification in officiating. Provides training in procedures and philosophy of officiating.

PED 232 Football Officiating
Credit Hours: 1
Designed to give a thorough familiarity with and understanding of the rules of football with the intention of qualifying for state certification in officiating. Provides training in procedures and philosophy of officiating.

PED 233     Baseball and Softball Officiating
Credit Hours: 1
Designed to give a thorough familiarity with and understanding of the rules of baseball and softball with the intention of qualifying for state certification in officiating. Provides training in procedures and philosophy of officiating.

PED 234     Basketball Officiating
Credit Hours: 1
Designed to give a thorough familiarity with and understanding of the rules of basketball with the intention of qualifying for state certification in officiating. Provides training in procedures and philosophy of officiating.

PED 235     Volleyball  Officiating
Credit Hours: 1
Designed to give a thorough familiarity with and understanding of the rules of volleyball with the intention of qualifying for state certification in officiating. Provides training in procedures and philosophy of officiating.

PED 236 First Aid and CPR
Credit Hours: 2
American Red Cross First Aid course including emergency care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adult, child, and infant. American Red Cross certificate issued for both first aid and CPR at successful completion.

PED 241     Individual Sport Instruction
Credit Hours: 3
Designed for a thorough understanding of the neuromuscular skill and strategies used in golf, racket sports, and bowling. Unit and class organization along with skill-teaching sequences are considered.

PED 242     Team Sport Instruction
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to develop a thorough understanding of the neuromuscular skills and strategies used in soccer, softball, flag football, volleyball, and basketball. Unit and class organization along with skill-teaching sequences are considered.

PED 251     Soccer Coaching
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to prepare students to coach soccer. Students will receive instruction in theory, ethics, techniques, and strategies in coaching soccer.

PED 252     Football Coaching
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to prepare students to coach football. Students will receive instruction in theory, ethics, techniques, and strategies in coaching football.

PED 253     Baseball Coaching
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to prepare students to coach baseball. Students will receive instruction in theory, ethics, techniques, and strategies in coaching baseball.

PED 254    Basketball Coaching
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to prepare students to coach basketball. Students will receive instruction in theory, ethics, techniques, and strategies in coaching basketball.

PED 255    Track and Field Coaching
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to prepare students to coach track and field. Students will receive instruction in theory, ethics, event techniques, and practice planning in coaching track and field.

PED 263     Sociology of Sport
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to introduce students to the diverse aspects of sports as well as the diversity of “sports studies.” There will be an emphasis on raising the level of consciousness regarding the sporting environment. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor consent. (Same as SPM 263)

PED 264     Introduction to Sport Psychology
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction and overview of the psychological aspects of sport. Knowledge and skills to develop performance enhancement programs for athletes, performers, and athletic teams are discussed. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor consent. (Same as SPM 264)

PED 265     Personal Health & Wellness
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to enhance students’ physical, intellectual, emotional, environmental, social, and spiritual health which will enable them to pursue their college and life goals more effectively This course fulfills general education requirement.

PED 267     Lifeguard Training
Credit Hours: 2
Designed along Red Cross standards to preserve one’s own life in water, as well as saving other lives. Instruction in recognizing safety hazards and practices is presented. American Red Cross certification in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR will be issued upon successful completion. Prerequisite: Strong swimming skills.

PED 268     Water Safety Instructor
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to prepare students to teach swimming and water safety. American Red Cross WSI certification cards issued upon successful completion. Prerequisites: Strong swimming skills.

PED 270-9  Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1-3
Special topics in Physical Education depending upon demand and staff.

PED 301     Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamental principles of human nutrition and their application to athletes and athletic performance. Includes discussions of proper diet selection, eating disorders, fluid replacement, carbohydrate loading, weight gain/loss, and ergogenic aids.

PED 310    Philosophy of Sport
Credit Hours: 3
The history and philosophy of physical education and sport programs. The philosophy of program development will be emphasized.

PED 313     Swimming Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Teaching methods, organization, and skill progressions in beginning to advanced swimming levels are presented Prerequisites: Students must demonstrate competence in swimming. PED 115 is recommended for weaker swimmers. An American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Aid Certification will be awarded upon successful completion.

PED 324    Principles of Fitness for Physical Educators
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to gain an understanding of the principles and concepts of health-related physical fitness for physical education programs. The candidate will apply, develop, perform, and assess the components of health-related physical fitness. This course meets or may be substituted for the general education requirement of PED 265 Personal Health and Wellness for the Physical Education major. Prerequisite: junior status (PE majors and teacher candidates).

PED 340     Rhythms and Dance
Credit Hours: 3
Methods of teaching history and skill acquisition in dance, including social, square, folk, and movement education. Students must demonstrate competence in dance.

PED 344     Kinesiology
Credit Hours: 3
The study of human movement. This course is designed to acquaint students with terminology of muscles as well as the location, function, and basic mechanics of muscles. This knowledge will allow students to understand and analyze human movement. Does not fulfill general education physical science requirement. Recommended: BIO 282. (Same as SCI 344)

PED 345     Physiology of Exercise
Credit Hours: 3
The physiological basis of muscular activity with special attention on the effects of exercise on other body systems. The specific effects of exercise are also discussed. Does not fulfill general education physical science requirement. Recommended: BIO 282. (Same as SCI 345)

PED 346    Motor Learning
Credit Hours: 3
Study of neuromuscular development and its relationship to perception and acquisition of motor and performance skills.

PED 350    Facilities Management
Credit Hours: 3
Studies procedures in the planning and management of athletic, physical education, and recreational facilities. Emphasizes the planning process for indoor and outdoor facilities, including recreation parks and open spaces, planning for the handicapped, and trends in facility design. (Same as SPM 350)

PED 351    Sport Marketing
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of conceptualization and marketing of events to participants, spectators, and sponsors. Particular emphasis is placed on the design and pricing of sponsorship packages so corporate needs are met. (Same as SPM 351)

PED 355    Personal Training Principles
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming.

PED 360     Sport Law
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to identify legal liabilities in the sport and teaching environment. Will identify principal causes of sports litigation and encourage discrimination between risks which are inherent in sport and those which are unacceptable.

PED 380    Principles of Strength & Conditioning
Credit Hours: 3
Discusses theories and principles of physical conditioning, sport and exercise. This course also helps prepare the student for the NSCA’s certified strength and conditioning certification.

PED 381    Physiology of Aerobic Exercise
Credit Hours: 3
The study of the physiological and training principles of aerobic exercise. This course also helps prepare the student for the ACSM and ACE fitness instructor certification examination. Recommended: PED 345.

PED 400     Methods of Teaching Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching methods, organization, and principles of physical education in elementary and secondary schools.

PED 410     Technology Use in P.E. and Sport Management
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to provide students with conceptual knowledge and technical competence necessary to comprehend the role of technology in teaching and coaching in the schools and in the management of sport organizations.

PED 432     Teaching  Elementary Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to take the teacher candidate through the process of planning, developing, organizing, teaching, and assessing the physical education curriculum appropriate for elementary school students. Prerequisite: PED 400 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

PED 434    Teaching Middle School Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to take the teacher candidate through the process of planning, developing, teaching, and assessing the physical education curriculum appropriate for middle school students. Prerequisite: PED 400 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

PED 436     Teaching  Secondary Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to take the teacher candidate through the process of planning, developing, organizing, teaching, and assessing the physical education curriculum appropriate for secondary school students. Prerequisite: PED 400 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

PED 441     Administration of Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
Methods and theories involved in the administration and program development of physical education and athletics in high schools and other sports-related organization.

PED 442     Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to provide concepts, principles, construction, and interpretation of assessment methods in Physical Education.

PED 444     Adapted Physical Education
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to provide the concepts and principles, services of referral, typical behavior aberrations, and problems related to the physical education of the exceptional child. Students will receive instruction in modification of motor activities, general fitness activities, and therapeutic exercises for students with unique needs.

PED 445     Coaching  Theory
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to acquaint the students with principles of positive coaching philosophy, application of sport psychology and sport physiology, sport skills instruction, and the use of sport management skills.

PED 447     Foundations of Recreation
Credit Hours: 2
Designed to study the administration and development of community and school recreational programs. Instruction in the qualification of a recreational leader with practical applications of leadership will be included.

PED 454    Exercise Assessment
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the theories, procedures, and techniques of exercise, fitness, and sport performance testing. Laboratory experience required. Recommended: PED 345.

PED 460    Personal Training Practicum
Credit Hours: 1-3
An assignment to work with individuals in a fitness setting. Students will assess individual fitness levels, design a fitness program, and instruct and monitor each individual client’s progress. (50 clock hours per credit hour)

PED 465    Coaching Practicum
Credit Hours: 2-3
Students will be assigned a specific sport in which to work as an assistant coach. Specific duties will be assigned by the head coach of that sport. (50 clock hours per credit hour)

PED 470-9  Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1-3
Special topics in Physical Education depending upon demand and staff.

PED 482    Pre-Physical Therapy Senior Practicum
Credit Hours: 3-6
An assignment in an appropriate physical therapy setting observing and assisting with the duties and activities required of a physical therapist. A minimum of 300 hours (50 clock hours per credit hour) at the site is required to meet the practicum requirement.

PED 485     Internship
Credit Hours: 1-12
An extended assignment in a setting appropriate to the student’s career goals. A minimum of 50 hours of practicum is required per credit hour.

ACTIVITY COURSES
PED 101    Jogging/Physical Fitness     Credit Hours: 1
PED 104    Physical Conditioning     Credit Hours: 1
PED 105    Yoga    Credit Hours: 1
PED 106    Strength Training     Credit Hours: 2
PED 110    Kickboxing and Cardio Karate I    Credit Hours: 1
PED 111    Kickboxing and Cardio Karate II    Credit Hours: 1
PED 114    Tennis/Badminton    Credit Hours: 1
PED 115    Swimming    Credit Hours: 1
PED 124    Karate I    Credit Hours: 1
PED 128    Self Defense for Women    Credit Hours: 1
PED 129    Martial Arts and Self Defense   Credit Hours: 1
PED 130    Swing Dance    Credit Hours: 1
PED 136    Karate II    Credit Hours: 1
PED 137    Scuba Diving I (noncertified)    Credit Hours: 1
PED 138    Scuba Diving II (certified)    Credit Hours: 1

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Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

Program Requirements

Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

  1. General requirements for baccalaureate degree, p. 8 of the 2007-2008 Course Catalog.
  2. Complete the pre-professional courses (EDU 213, EDU 214, SPE 229, and ELE 240) with a grade of "C" or better).
  3. Major courses for secondary certification: 38 hours in Physical Education including PED 106, 200, 221, 236, 241, 242, 265, 340, 400, 432, 434, 436, 442, and 444.
  4. Support Courses: BIO 282 and 283, MAT 124, SCI 344 and 345. (See p. 76 for additional requirements)
  5. Satisfactory completion of student teaching in EDU 495 or 496.
  6. Demonstrate professional disposition in coursework and field experiences.


Requirements for a Minor:

Physical Education:
To develop a second teaching field in Physical Education a student must complete PED 241 or 242, 400, 432, 434, 436, 442, and 444.

Exercise Science(Personal Training)
: Completion of PED 106, 236, 301, 344, 345, 355, 380 or 381, 454, 455, and 460.

Illinois Coaching Certification:
Completion of PED 106, PED 200, PED 264 (or SPM 264), 436, PED/SCI 345, 445, 465, and SPM 430. PED 380 or 381 is recommended. Completion of each course with a grade of "C" or better is required to fulfill certification requirements.

Quincy University's coaching minor will allow students the opportunity to become certified as a head coach for an Illinois interscholastic athletic team. Non-Education majors can increase their marketability in the coaching field by gaining valuable knowledge and experience. Students who successfully complete the coaching minor will be accredited by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to be a certified head coach in the State of Illinois.

Active Learning Opportunities

Quincy's Professional Development School (PDS) model puts you in a local classroom during your first education class and gives you progressively responsible roles as you hone your professional skills. You'll gain experience in public and private schools, working with all age levels and in all class sizes, becoming familiar with the full range of teacher responsibilities. In the PDS model, you'll build expertise with diverse instructional situations and populations, including high-need students. The result? A portfolio that shows you are ready to teach in academically and culturally varied settings, where flexibility and leadership are most needed.

As a Physical Education major, you also will have opportunities to coach at local schools, to mentor K–12 students in community centers and Franciscan affiliates, and to volunteer for Special Olympics. You can also experience the excitement of professional scholarship by participating in action-research projects and by presenting results at state and national conferences.

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