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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program develops students who are knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of exercise physiology, kinesiology/biomechanics and behavioral studies in physical activity.  These students will be well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees and specialty certifications and to seek employment in exercise and sport settings.

Health Sciences - Pre-Occupational Therapy - Physiotherapist in pediatric scoliosis clinic
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Occupational Therapy.

Health Sciences - Pre-Occupational Therapy - Physiotherapist in pediatric scoliosis clinic
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Physical Therapy.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences - Pre-Athletic Training Major concentration prepares students for graduate work in the Athletic Training health professions. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for graduate work in the Athletic Training profession and prepare them for careers in health care from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives. Required courses comm

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Physical Education – Teacher Certification (PETC) students are trained to teach physical education (K-12) in the public schools of South Carolina, and beyond. Students in the program will acquire over 200+ hours working in the elementary, middle and high schools, including the opportunity to work with students with special needs.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The responsibilities and professional scope of practice for Strength & Conditioning professionals can be subdivided into two domains: "Scientific Foundations" and "Practical/Applied". Each of these involves corresponding activities, responsibilities and knowledge requirements.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program provides students the opportunity to study the foundations of physical activity in the scope of a fitness professional. This program is designed for students who are not interested in teaching in the K-12 system but would prefer to find roles in fitness centers or pursue graduate courses in exercise science or sport studies.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in health care from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives. Required courses common to a  majority of graduate programs are required for the major core, while elective courses are selected by the student based on their intended profession.

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Course Description

This course is designed to develop a sound framework of research practices and research habits that are essential in the discipline of Exercise Science. Overview of the research process, developing a literature review search, creating a meaningful literature review, presenting the problem and hypothesis, and formulating the method are foundational in this class.

Credits:
3
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PE200 - Foundations of Physical Education

Course Description

An overview of the discipline of physical education, focusing on the development of principles from both historical and philosophical perspectives. The course includes information about areas of specialization and career options.

Credits:
3
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PE201 - Personal and Community Health

Course Description
The primary purpose of this course is the study of the theory, principles and application of fitness/wellness concepts, community health topics, cancer and disease prevention, obesity concerns, stress management awareness, alcohol, and substance abuse, and nutrition towards a healthy lifestyle.
Credits:
3
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PE202 - First Aid and CPR/AED

Course Description

Students will learn emergency procedures for the care of victims of injuries and illnesses. The class includes knowledge and skills that culminates in certification via the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or National Safety Council for First Aid and Adult/ Pediatric CPR/AED. Course credit will be on a pass /fail basis.

Credits:
1
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PE203 - Theory and Practice of Coaching Basketball

Course Description

A study of the theory and methods of coaching basketball including fundamentals, offensive and defensive team play, and game strategy. Areas such as conditioning, practice and game organization, fiscal and facilities management, public relations, liability issues and an understanding of rules, scheduling, staffing, and establishing a coaching philosophy will be examined.

Credits:
2
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PE208 - Theory and practice of Coaching Soccer

Course Description

A study of the theory and methods of coaching soccer including: fundamentals, rules, individual and team play, and game strategy. Areas such as conditioning, practice and game organization, fiscal and facilities management, public relations, scheduling, staffing, and establishing a coaching philosophy will be examined.

Credits:
2
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PE209 - Theory and Practice of Coaching Baseball

Course Description

A study of the theory and methods of coaching baseball including: fundamentals, individual positional and team play, and game strategy. Areas such as conditioning, practice and game organization, fiscal and facilities management, public relations, liability issues and an understanding of rules, scheduling, staffing, and establishing a coaching philosophy will be examined.

Credits:
2
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PE210 - Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Course Description

Primary causes of injuries, analysis of preventive measures, care of injuries in relation to types of tissue involved. This course is not applicable for Athletic Training Majors.

Credits:
2
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PE212 - Theory and Practice of Coaching football

Course Description

The primary purpose of this course is the study of the theory and methods of coaching football including fundamentals, positional and team play offensive, defensive, and special teams and game strategy. Areas such as conditioning practice and game organization, fiscal and facilities management, public relations, liability issues and an understanding of rules, scheduling, staffing, and establishing a coaching philosophy will be examined.

Credits:
2
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PE213 - Theory and Practice of Coaching Lacrosse

Course Description

A study of the theory and methods of coaching lacrosse including fundamentals, individual and team play, and game strategy. Areas such as conditioning, practice, and game organization, rules, fiscal and facilities management, public relations, scheduling, staffing, and establishing a coaching philosophy will be examined.

Credits:
2
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PE217 - Net Games

Course Description

Skills, strategies, and developmentally appropriate activities for the sports of tennis, pickleball/badminton, and volleyball. This course does not meet the General Education Requirement.

Credits:
2
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PE218 - Field and Court I

Course Description

Skills, strategies, and developmentally appropriate activities for the sports of soccer, basketball, and softball. This course does not meet the General Education Requirement.

Credits:
2
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PE219 - Field and Court II

Course Description

Skills, strategies, and developmentally appropriate activities for the sports of floor hockey, flag football, and ultimate frisbee. This course does not meet the General Education Requirement.

Credits:
3
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PE222 - Sport Literature and Communications

Course Description
Sport Literature and Communications is an introductory study of the portrayal of sports, as well as leisure games, and their description through written and photographic essays in works of both prose and poetry. The principle objective of the course is to examine the nature and development of sport through a variety of sources, written and oral. A secondary objective is to develop critical thinking skills about the role and significance of sport in society and culture. Literature and communications are a reflection of humanity, its joys and sorrows, and its dreams. Sport has been defined as a microcosm of life. Thus, sport literature and communications are a reflection of life in both writing and storytelling. Note: This course is a requirement for majors in Sport Management and may be taken as an elective for all other students. It will not fulfill the literature requirement in the General Education.
Credits:
3
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PE285 - Medical Terminology

Course Description

This course is a review of human anatomy and physiology through the study of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, diagnostic and symptomatic terminology, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Students will learn to interpret, pronounce, and utilize appropriate medical terminology and documentation in a variety of formats. This course is not applicable for Athletic Training Majors.

Credits:
3
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PE301 - Kinesiology

Course Description

The study of human movement from structural and mechanical perspectives, including the analysis of motor skills.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
BI210
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PE302 - Exercise Physiology

Course Description

Responses and adaptations of body systems to activity stress.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
BI211
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PE303 - The Principles and Problems of Coaching

Course Description

The primary purpose of this course is the study of the theory and principles of athletic coaching. Topics such as character, objectives, and goals in coaching, practice and game organization, fiscal and facilities management, public relations, liability issues, coaching relationships, scouting, recruiting, an understanding of sound conditioning components, tactical strategies and different coaching styles will be analyzed. Trends and current issues in athletics will be considered with emphasis on sport as a part of the educational system. This course is recommended for junior-level students and above.

Credits:
3
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PE305 - Sports Nutrition

Course Description

A study of basic nutrition and its effect upon growth and development, body composition, and human performance. This course is recommended for junior-level students and above.

Credits:
3
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PE307 - Human Performance Laboratory

Course Description

This course offers students the opportunity to observe and participate in some of the standard laboratory procedures form the sport and exercise sciences including exercise physiology, kinesiology, and motor learning.

Credits:
1
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PE314 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School

Course Description

Principles of designing and implementing school physical education programs for students in grades K-5. Includes curriculum, methods, and materials for health and physical education in the elementary school. A 30 hour field experience is included in this course. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
4
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PE315 - Physical Education for the Elementary Teacher

Course Description

A physical education methods course designed to prepare elementary education majors to integrate physical education instruction into the curriculum. Open only to elementary education majors or with the permission of the instructor.

Credits:
1
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PE320A - Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education

Course Description

Testing and data analysis procedures for physical education with special emphasis on the evaluation of physical abilities and motor skills and on grading in physical education.

Credits:
3
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PE322 - Motor Behavior

Course Description
This course in motor behavior involves the study of psychological and physiological factors which influence the acquisition of motor skills and abilities across the lifespan. It draws from the fields of motor learning, motor control and motor development and includes hereditary and environmental influences.
Credits:
3
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PE323 - Physical Education for the Exceptional Child

Course Description
This course focuses on planning, implementing, and adapting physical education programs for exceptional children. There will be a 15-hour field experience. Students supply own transportation.
Credits:
3
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PE324 - Energy System Development

Course Description

A study of the three human energy systems that are essential for the development of lactate threshold, lactate power, and the aerobic system. This course will also cover the instruction of biomechanical principles utilized for optimal performance.

Credits:
2
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PE326 - Strength Training and Fitness Program Design

Course Description

A study of human anatomical, physiological, neuromuscular, and biomechanical applications as related to the design of strength and conditioning programs for the purpose of enhancing physical performance.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
BI210
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PE327 - Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Course Description

While this course is designed to provide accurate and evidence-based information, the main focus is to assist individuals in moving through the journey of adopting and maintaining more healthful eating and physical activity behaviors that can result in improved health and quality of life. This course is designed to provide a foundation of nutritional knowledge as well as develop a pattern of healthy eating that is sustainable. This course will also include a foundation of knowledge related to physical activity and exercise. These two key lifestyle behaviors are brought together under the umbrella of calorie balance which is the understanding of how we balance caloric input and caloric expenditure. Ultimately, this information can only be of value if individuals understand how to engage in these vital behaviors within their daily lives. This course addresses these issues and provides information on effective strategies for adopting and maintaining these targets to improve health, well-being, and quality of life.

Credits:
3
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PE329 - Sport Law

Course Description

The intent of this course is to introduce students to laws and risk management strategies pertaining to the area of sports. Topics include: understanding and dealing with laws and the legal system; exclusion v. inclusion; personal rights and expectations; program management and control; and legal responsibility for participant safety.

Credits:
3
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PE330 - Sports and History

Course Description

This course examines the relationship between sports and history from ancient Greece to the 21st Century. Emphasis will be on an understanding of the social, cultural, religious, economic, military, and political developments in United States history and the role of the United States in the world. The course will examine, in historical context, topics including gender, ethnicity, immigration, urbanization, communications, free enterprise, and public policy and the influence of sport on American society.

Credits:
3
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PE333 - Strength and Power Development

Course Description

This is an advanced Strength & Conditioning course that deals with the proper execution, coaching, and technique correction of basic and advanced barbell training such as competitive Weightlifting (the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk) and competitive Powerlifting (the Squat, the Bench Press, and the Deadlift) along with many assistance and ancillary exercises. The course aims to give the student a practical understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology through the use of biomechanically sound training regimens.

Credits:
3
Co-Requisites
PE302
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PE400 - Management of Physical Education, Health, and Sports Programs

Course Description

Critical issues and present trends in class management, facilities, equipment, and supplies and budgets in physical education, health, and sports programs.

Credits:
3
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PE401 - Strength and Conditioning Practicum

Course Description

In this course, students will be required to work on professional proficiencies in the classroom as well as be required to fulfill the job description set forth and complete projects as set up by the intern director and the college. The practicum student’s responsibilities weigh heavily on exercise technique instruction and correction. The student is also responsible for duties assigned by the Strength and Conditioning staff. These duties include general weight room management and maintenance.

Credits:
1
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PE410 - Psychology of Sport

Course Description

The application of principles of psychology to individual behavior in sport situations.

Credits:
3
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PE413 - Teaching School Health

Course Description
Methods of teaching health with special emphasis on the relationship of health to physical education. Health service, healthful school living, and methods and materials of teaching health are included. A 10-hour field experience will be included in this course. Students supply own transportation.
Credits:
3
Prerequisites
PE201
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PE414 - Health and Physical Education in the Secondary School

Course Description
Principles of designing and implementing school physical education for students in grades 6-12. Curriculum, methods, and materials for health and physical education will be developed. A 30-hour field experience, 15 hours at the middle school level and 15 hours at the high school level, is required for this course.
Credits:
4
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PE452 - Clinical Practice

Course Description
This 60-day course of study in public schools allows teacher candidates to combine theory and practice in the classroom/gymnasium. One half of the teacher candidate teaching experience will take place in a secondary setting, with the other half in an elementary setting. Grading is on a Pass/Fail basis.
Credits:
12
Co-Requisites
PE453
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PE453 - Issues and Trends in Physical Education

Course Description

Issues and Trends in Physical Education. The philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of physical education issues and trends that are the underpinnings in physical education. Final fitness testing will occur during this course. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1
Co-Requisites
PE452
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PE490 - Physical Education Internship

Course Description

The student is placed in a local enterprise or school setting to gain work-related experience consistent with his/her field of study. The student will have a faculty sponsor as well as an approved site supervisor to direct and supervise the student's activities. A student is expected to complete 125 internship hours to earn three semester hours or 250 hours for six semester hours. Students supply own transportation. No more than one internship may be taken in the same semester.

Credits:
3 or 6
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PE491 - Coaching Internship

Course Description

The student is placed in a secondary school, college, or professional sport setting to gain coaching experience consistent with his/her field of study. The student will have a faculty sponsor as well as an approved site supervisor (coach) to direct and supervise the student's activities. A student is expected to complete 125 internship hours to earn three semester hours of credit, or 250 hours for six semester hours of credit. Students supply own transportation. No more than one internship may be taken in the same semester.

Credits:
3 or 6
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PE492 - Strength and Conditioning Internship

Course Description

Candidates will be responsible for obtaining an internship position in a college, private, professional, or high school strength, and conditioning setting in order to gain work-related experience consistent with his/her area of study. The student will have a faculty supervisor as well as an approved site supervisor to direct and supervise the student's daily activities. Also, the student will be required to make his/her formal application to the Program Coordinator and site supervisor as well as to complete the necessary paperwork the semester before the actual internship. More information on this process is available from the Program Coordinator. A student is expected to complete 125 hours to earn a 3-semester credit, or 250 hours for a 6-hour credit. No more than one internship may be taken in the same semester. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
3 or 6
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PE493 - Field Experience for Physical Education Majors

Course Description

This course is a supervised field experience in a physical education setting including planning, assessing, and implementing an approved teaching unit(s). Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1