PED Courses

PED102 - Strength and Cardiovascular Conditioning (1 cr.)

Application of fitness and wellness principles to develop muscular endurance, strength, power and cardiovascular endurance. Emphasis on the development of a personal lifetime fitness program. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. Must be Fitness Center member to enroll. (Spring, Fall).

PED129 - Martial Arts (1 cr.)

Introduction to a variety of traditional and modern martial arts forms and skills. Different forms of martial arts will include Basic Shaolin Kempo Karati, Joi-Jitsu and Shalolin Kung-fu. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Spring, Fall).

PED134 - Ice Skating (1 cr.)

Course emphasizes development of basic ice skating skills. Class discusses selection of proper equipment and safety. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. Skates available for rental. (Spring, Fall).

PED138 - Beginning/Intermediate Swimming (1 cr.)

Designed for the non-swimmer or novice swimmer to improve their swimming skills and aquatic fitness conditioning. Emphasis on skill development and personal safety practices to be safe in or around the water. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Spring, Fall).

PED142 - Beginning Tennis (1 cr.)

Introduction to beginning tennis. Course emphasizes skill development and knowledge for beginners in tennis. Class discusses equipment, etiquette and basic terms and rules. Course maybe offered on P/F based on participation or letter grade based on skill improvement and knowledge depending on instructor. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree (Fall).

PED175 - Sea Kayaking I (1 cr.)

Introduction to recreational sea kayak touring. Class includes discussion of the history of kayaks with attention to the evolution of kayak and paddle design. Skill development includes a variety of paddle strokes, wet exits, and self rescues. In addition to skill clinics, course includes a variety of tours. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Summer).

PED176 - Sea Kayaking II (1 cr.)

Course focuses on refining and advancing sea kayaking skills, with special attention to advanced dimensions of the forward stroke, variant rescue skills, use of the lower body for control, and rolling. In addition to skill development, course includes tours requiring more sustained paddling. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Summer). Prerequisite or Corequisite: PED175.

PED191 - Advanced Activity (1 cr.)

Participation and completing a season on a SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletic team. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Spring, Fall).

PED192 - Advanced Activity (1 cr.)

Participation and completing a season on a SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletic team. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Spring, Fall).

PED193 - Advanced Activity (1 cr.)

Participation and completing a season on a SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletic team. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Spring, Fall).

PED194 - Advanced Activity (1 cr.)

Participation and completing a season on a SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletic team. Course offered as P/F and based on participation. Students may apply a maximum of four credit hours of physical education activity courses (PED 100-194) toward their degree. (Spring, Fall).

PED201 - CPR/AED/First Aid (0 to 1 cr.)

Provides the student with knowledge and skill to handle first aid emergencies and basic first aid. American Red Cross certification will be issued at the completion of course for individuals meeting Red Cross standards. (Spring, Fall).

PED203 - Waterfront Lifeguarding (3 cr.)

Skill and knowledge necessary to keep patrons of pool and waterfront aquatic facilities safe in and around the water and respond to emergencies in pools and waterfronts. Successful completion of all components of the course will certify the student in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/Waterfront/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. (Spring). Prerequisite: American Red Cross preliminary swimming test.

PED204 - CHAMPS/Life Skills (3 cr.)

The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program was created to support the student-athlete development initiatives of NCAA member institutions and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the context of higher education (NCAA.org). Prepares student-athletes to develop skills for academic success and an appreciation for their responsibilities as citizens in the global community, and to demonstrate, in written assignments and oral presentations, critical understanding of academic issues as they relate to the student-athlete. (Fall).

PED210 - Introduction to Fitness & Wellness Leadership Major (2 cr.)

Introduces students to careers and trends in the fitness industry, the academic program and requirements, academic planning, certification organizations, and fitness and wellness concepts and assists students with the development of life skills in the areas of academics, personal development, leadership, career development and commitment to service. (Fall). Prerequisite: Fitness and Wellness Leadership major.

PED212 - Introduction to Personal Fitness Training (2 cr.)

Provide a foundational understanding of the exercise sciences, personal training profession, and fitness industry along with receiving practical experiences in the areas of health assessments, exercise movements, and fitness management. (Spring). Prerequisites: PED210 and must be a Fitness and Wellness Leadership major.

PED214 - Advanced Personal Fitness Training (2 cr.)

Students will learn advanced concepts required of the personal fitness trainer that include the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) used to improve, maintain, and/or optimize health-related components of physical fitness, functional movements, and sports performance. The student will assist the course instructor and upper-class students. In addition, the course will prepare students to take the ACSM's Certified Personal Trainer certification exam. (Fall). Prerequisites: PED212 and must be a Fitness and Wellness Leadership major.

PED220 - Theory and Technique of Coaching Basketball (2 cr.)

The organization and administration of coaching a basketball program. Emphasis given to team strategy, offensive and defensive theories, coaching philosophies and overall development of a high school and college program. (Fall).

PED222 - Theory and Technique of Coaching Baseball and Softball (2 cr.)

Development of philosophy and skills to coach either a baseball or softball program. Emphasis on development of individual and team fundamentals, team strategies, offensive and defensive skills and the overall administration of a youth, high school or college program. (Fall).

PED224 - Theory and Techniques of Coaching Ice Hockey (2 cr.)

Development of philosophy and skills to coach an ice hockey program. Emphasis to development of individual and team fundamentals, team strategies, offensive and defensive skills and the overall development of a high school and college program. (Spring).

PED225 - Theory and Technique of Coaching Track and Field (2 cr.)

Development of philosophy and skills to coach a track and field program. Emphasis will be given on training theory, coaching distance/middle distance, sprints/relays, hurdles, jumps and throws and the overall development of a high school and college program. (Fall).

PED227 - Theory and Technique of Coaching Soccer (2 cr.)

Development of philosophy and skills to coach a soccer program. Emphasis given to the development of individual and team fundamentals, team strategies, offensive and defensive skills and the overall development of a high school and college program. (Fall).

PED271 - Wellness and Fitness in Contemporary Society (3 cr.)

Examines how current lifestyle in society influences an individual's wellness decisions and how an individual's wellness decisions affect changes in society. Basic knowledge of fitness, exercise, nutrition, disease, injury and their relationship to overall wellness. An overview of training and conditioning methods and general exercise program design. Individual considerations for positive health and wellness. (Spring, Summer, Fall). Liberal arts.

PED301 - PE Teaching Assistants (1 cr.)

Experience as a teaching assistant in appropriate Physical Education courses. Students may serve as TA only four times for credit. (Spring, Fall). Prerequisites: by permission of chairperson.

PED302 - PE Teaching Assistants (1 cr.)

Refer to PED301 course description. (Spring, Fall). Prerequisites: by permission of chairperson

PED303 - PE Teaching Assistants (1 cr.)

Refer to PED301 course description. (Fall). Prerequisites: by permission of chairperson.

PED304 - PE Teaching Assistants (1 cr.)

Refer to PED301 course description. Prerequisites: by permission of chairperson.

PED311 - Coaching Psychology (1 cr.)

Examines the psychological relationship between the coach and the individual athlete and between the coach and the team. Investigates personal coaching styles and how communication skills and mental skill training can be incorporated into coaching philosophy. Also examines how coaches deal with personal and team stress. (Fall). Liberal arts.

PED333 - The Science of Exercise (3 cr.)

The study of various factors that affect human performance including regulatory mechanisms, responses, adaptations and changes that occur as a result of physical activity. Topics include physiology demands of exercise, energy systems, effects on human development, and implications for personal fitness and fitness professionals. (Spring, Summer, Fall). Liberal arts.

PED334 - Kinesiology (3 cr.)

The study of human movement in relationship to the physical sciences. Designed to analyze human motion based on anatomical and mechanical principles. Topics include joint and segmental movements, muscle action in regards to everyday and fitness activity, and implications for personal fitness and for fitness professionals. Basic biomechanical and neuromuscular physiology will be applied along with the musculoskeletal anatomy. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: BIO326 and BIO327.

PED335 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 cr.)

Understanding attitudes, practices and practical skills, which contribute to a better understanding of the prevention and care of athletic injuries. (Fall).

PED336 - Fitness Programming (3 cr.)

Examines the knowledge necessary to design and implement proper exercise programs for diverse populations and fitness levels and provide the appropriate environment to facilitate successful program implementation. Information in this course will assist in preparing students for Personal Trainer and/or Strength and Conditioning certification. Students may not receive credit for both PED323 and PED336 (Spring, Summer, Fall).

PED337 - Group Exercise Programming (3 cr.)

Prepares students for instruction of, planning for and managing group exercise programming. Students will learn the dynamics of various group exercise classes. The course will focus on physiological benefits, methodology, class design, music progressions and effective choreography flow and transition. Students will identify and prepare for a variety of accredited certifications. (Spring).

PED338 - Supplemental and Ergogenic Aids (2 cr.)

A study of research, research findings, and issues in the physiology and psychological effects of ergogenics on human performance in sport and exercise. Topics include doping, drug testing, clinical and scientific research on use and abuse of performance-enhancing substances, legal issues and application for personal fitness and fitness professionals. (Spring, Summer, Fall). Liberal arts.

PED350 - Coaching Internship (1 cr.)

This is the capstone course for students enrolled in the Coaching Minor. It requires arranging a supervised participation as a student coach with a high school athletic program or competitive athletic program. May be taken twice. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: must be registered in coaching minor and have completed all core courses. Permission of chairperson required.

PED399 - Independent Study (1 to 12 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall ).

PED401 - Fitness Field Experience I (2 cr.)

Supervised field experience for Fitness and Wellness Leadership majors; 120 hours on site. Three seminar classes will be scheduled for field experience participants. Students will be placed in a professional role and fitness site that serves clientele in profit, non-profit, college, high school, clinical, or other setting. (Fall & Spring). Prerequisites: PED214, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer Certification, Permission of Program Coordinator, and Junior standing in major.

PED402 - Fitness Field Experience II (2 cr.)

Supervised field experience for Fitness and Wellness Leadership majors; 120 hours on site. Three seminar classes will be scheduled for field experience participants. Students will be placed in a professional role and fitness site that serves clientele in profit, non-profit, college, high school, clinical, or other setting. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: ACSM-CPT Certification and junior standing in major.

PED403 - Fitness Field Experience III (2 cr.)

Supervised field experience for Fitness and Wellness Leadership majors; 120 hours on site. Three seminar classes will be scheduled for field experience participants. Students will be placed in a professional role and fitness site that serves clientele in profit, non-profit, college, high school, clinical, or other setting. (Fall). Prerequisites: ACSM-CPT Certification and junior standing in major.

PED404 - Fitness Field Experience IV (2 cr.)

Supervised field experience for Fitness and Wellness Leadership majors; 120 hours on site. Three seminar classes will be scheduled for field experience participants. Students will be placed in a professional role and fitness site that serves clientele in profit, non-profit, college, high school, clinical, or other setting. (Spring). Prerequisites: ASCM-CPT Certification and junior standing.

PED405 - Health-Fitness-Medical Field Internship (3 cr.)

Supervised field internship experience for Fitness and Wellness Leadership majors only. Student will be placed in a professional role at a health-fitness-medical site that serves clientele in profit, non-profit, college, high school, clinical, or other setting. Students may take this course for credit more than once. (Summer). Prerequisites: permission of program coordinator, sophomore standing or above in the Fitness and Wellness Leadership major.

PED410 - Fitness Management (3 cr.)

Fitness and Wellness Leadership capstone course that examines the fitness industry and management practices and operational issues in commercial, corporate, clinical and community settings. Topics include managing and operating facilities for front-of-the-house (member and guest services) and back-of-the-house (facility and equipment maintenance, business office and financial management, legal issues and insurance matters) and the planning and evaluation processes. (Spring). Prerequisites: junior standing in major.

PED420 - Philosophy, Principles & Organization of Athletics in Education (3 cr.)

Philosophy and principles of athletics as an integral part of physical education. Topics include functions, rules and organization of NYS Public High School Athletic Association, risk management, standards for coaches, and coach's responsibilities as an educator of youth. (Spring).

PED499 - Independent Study (1 to 12 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall).

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject

A

  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST

B

  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS

C

  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI

E

  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP

F

  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER

H

  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF

I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR