HPER 255   Introduction to Physical Education (3 Hours)

This course will introduce the student to the field of physical education and sport. This course will discuss the historical, biomechanical, physiological and psychological foundations of physical education and sport. It will examine the role of physical activity as a means to help individuals acquire the skills, fitness levels and knowledge that contribute to the arena of physical development and organized competition. It will also discuss the role physical education and sports play in our society. Each individual will develop a personal philosophy for physical education and sports. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.