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[Physical Education]

Associate Professors Flynn, Deschaine, Court, Purgavie, Coffey, Chair, Graef, and Mulholland; Assistant Professors Pardy and Murphy; Mr. Brown and Mr. Fereshetian

Performance courses provide all students with an opportunity to build a foundation for a lifetime of enriched living. The Department offers a diverse program of seasonal physical recreative activities in a setting of instructional physical education. Specialized courses in outdoor activities utilizing Maine's natural resources as well as many traditional activities courses are available to all students.

Required Physical Education. The program consists of four activities courses, each five weeks in length and scheduled for two periods per week. Successful completion of this program, a requirement for graduation, is expected of all students by the completion of their second year in residence. All students are encouraged to participate in this program, beyond the four-activity requirement, on an elective basis. Staff.

Theory and Study
The courses cited below are designed for students planning careers in education and for those wishing to study the role of physical-recreative activities in modern society. Credit for these courses counts as academic credit for fulfilling the graduation requirements. Students considering professional careers in physical education, coaching, recreation, and related areas should confer early in their college careers with the Chair of the Department.

210.  Orthopedic Aspects of Sports Medicine.  Intensive study of human anatomy and physiology in relation to athletics and athletic injury or illness. Classes and laboratories provide basic understanding of prevention, immediate care, and rehabilitation of common and complex athletic injuries. Recommended background: general interest in human sciences. Required of students seeking athletic trainer certification. Open to first-year students. Enrollment is limited to 30. Staff.

345.  Sports Medicine Seminar.  This course is intended for juniors and seniors who are looking at careers in the allied health professions. Course content includes research and theory of anatomy, exercise, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, nutrition, rehabilitation, and emergency medicine and trauma, all related to sport and athletics. There are occasional lectures from allied health care professionals. Individual research topics are selected in relation to instructor and student interests. Recommended background: Physical Education 210. Enrollment is limited to 12. S. Coffey.

360.  Independent Study.  Designed for the student who may have particular interests in areas of study that go beyond the regular course offerings. Permission of the Department is required prior to registration, and a detailed, typed prospectus must be submitted to the Chair as part of the request. Staff.

Short Term Units
s20.  Methodology of Coaching.  This unit explores various areas and methodologies involved in successful coaching, through readings, discussions, topic presentations, and practical field experiences. Topics include the development of a coaching philosophy based on athletics first, winning second; a physiological approach to training including aerobic, anaerobic, strength, and motor skill development; the psychological approach to motivation, imagery training, and relaxation; and sport pedagogy, including program organization and periodization of training. Enrollment is limited to 25. Staff.

s50.  Individual Research.  The student must submit a written proposal for a full-time research project to be completed during Short Term. A staff member must be secured to direct the study and the proposal approved by a departmental committee before permission for registration is granted. Students are limited to one individual research unit. Staff.

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