Jun 22, 2024  
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Physical Education Activity Course

  
  • PEAC 127 - Dance-Ballet l


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 128 - Outdoor Adventure


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 129 - Rock Climbing


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 130 - Dance-Ballroom


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 131 - Skiing and Snowboarding 1


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 133 - Dance-Modern


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 134 - Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 135 - Dance-Square


    Square Dancing

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 137 - Dance-Tap


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 140 - Dance-Line Dancing


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 141 - Table Tennis


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 142 - Tae Kwon Do I


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 143 - Tae Kwon Do II


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 144 - Basketball


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 145 - Yoga


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 148 - Team Handball


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 153 - Lacrosse-Coed


    Lacrosse-Coed

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 155 - Soccer


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 156 - Softball-Slow Pitch


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 158 - Volleyball


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 161 - Archery


    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 165 - Badminton


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 167 - Bowling


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 170 - Golf


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 173 - Handball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 174 - Pickleball


    This course is designed to teach students about the sport of Pickleball. Students will learn about the rules, strategies and skills needed to participate in Pickleball. The students will be asked to demonstrate basic skills and show improvement in their skills throughout the semester. Students will be able to apply these skills, strategies, and rules in order to compete in singles and doubles matches.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 175 - Karate 1


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 176 - Racquetball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 179 - Self Defense I


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 181 - Squash


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 194 - Independent Study


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 201 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Introduction and Performance


    This course is designed to introduce students to the history and tradition of the annual Gymnastics Exhibition Show and the honor of participating in this annual event.  The 
    students will be involved with, but not limited to, theme and individual number 
    performance.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 205 - Lifeguard Training (ARC)


    Credits: 1







  
  • PEAC 206 - Water Safety Instructor


    Credits: 1







  
  • PEAC 208 - Adapted Aquatics Instructor


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: 1







  
  • PEAC 210 - Wilderness Survival


    This course provides students with a functional understanding of the basic skills
    needed for wilderness survival.  This course examines primitive and modern tools and
    techniques and utilizes the learning environment of East Campus.  This course    
    includes one overnight survival experience.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 227 - Dance-Ballet 2


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 231 - Skiing and Snowboarding 2


    Skiing and Snowboarding 2

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 232 - Skiing and Snowboarding 3


    Skiing and Snowboarding 3

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 273 - Karate 2


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 279 - Self Defense II


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAC 299 - Springboard Diving


    Springboard Diving

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC * All - Physical Education Professional Courses


    PEPC skills courses are professional courses designed for the physical education teacher preparation student. In addition to a focus on skill development, PEPC courses include emphasis on teaching methodology and teaching strategies for application of the activity for students at the PreK-12 levels.


Physical Education Intercollegiate Sports

  
  • PEAI * All - Intercollegiate Sports and Skills Courses


    To receive academic credit for athletics involvement the student athlete must have participated on a varsity or sub-varsity team.  Credit can be earned once per sport (2 maximum) by non-PETP students toward satisfcation of the four (4) semester-hour General Education Program requirements in Physical Education.  Physical Education Teacher Preparation (PETP) students may use PEAI skill credit for only one sport, one time as a selective or core (educational Gymnastics) in the category their sport falls under (individual/dual, team).  Swimmers, however, will not be able to use intercollegiate swimming for the Aquatics core.  The one (1) credit Water Safety Instruction (WSI) or Lifeguard Training is the core requirement for Aquatics.

    In addition, the student-athlete must participate in one full season prior to registering for PEAI credit.  This credit does not count toward meeting the academic requirements of full-time status or satisfactory academic progress.  Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

    NOTE: Students may not use PEAC 194 (Independent Study) for Club Sports or Intramural participation.

  
  • PEAI 104 - Swimming M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 116 - Cross Country M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 141 - Baseball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 144 - Basketball M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 150 - Field Hockey


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 153 - Lacrosse M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 155 - Soccer M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 156 - Softball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 157 - Football


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 158 - Volleyball M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 159 - Track M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 170 - Golf


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 171 - Gymnastics M and W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 172 - Tennis W


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 174 - Wrestling


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEAI 182 - Tennis M


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5








Physical Education Professional Course

  
  • PEPC 100 - Fitness for Life


    Fitness for Life

    Credits: 1







  
  • PEPC 125 - Health Fitness Resistance Training


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: 1







  
  • PEPC 146 - Health Fitness Aerobics


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: 1







  
  • PEPC 150 - Field Hockey


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 180 - Educational Gymnastics


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 204 - Swimming


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 205 - Lifeguard Training


    Lifeguard Training

  
  • PEPC 206 - Water Safety Instructor


    Water Safety Instructor

  
  • PEPC 211 - Aerobic Activities


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 240 - Target Games


    Using a Teaching Games for Understanding model in which games are broken up into four categories; invasion games, striking/fielding games, target Gaines and net/court games, this course will focus on the fundamental skills required to teach and participate successfully in both contested/opposed and uncontested/unopposed target-based activities. Students will receive instruction related to tactical problems for situations, first cognitively then execute the requisite motor performance. Participants in each of these activities strive to reach the best possible score by reaching a target using a  bow and arrow, rolling a bowling ball, or choosing from a variety of golf clubs determining the power and placement of shots.  “The aim of a target game is to place a projectile near, or in a target in order to have the best possible score.” (Forrest, Pearson & Webb, n.d.).

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 244 - Basketball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 250 - Territorial/Invasion Games


    This professional skills course is designed for Physical Education Teacher Preparation students.  Content includes a comparison of various field invasion games, examining strategy, rules and skills, through a variety of teaching methods for different developmental levels.

    Credits: 1







  
  • PEPC 255 - Soccer


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 256 - Softball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 258 - Volleyball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 260 - Striking Games


    This professional skills course is designed for Physical Education Teacher Preparation students. Content includes an introduction to a range of striking games and to the application of teaching methods used to facilitate effective learning for students of differing age and/or developmental levels.  The games to be covered are cricket, softball and kickball. Students will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge to practical teaching situations and to develop their knowledge, skills, and understanding of each game.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 263 - Track and Field I


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 264 - Track and Field II


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 270 - Racket Sports: Net and Wall Games


    This professional skills course is designed for Physical Education Teacher Preparation students.  Contents include a comparison of various racket sports, examining the similarities and differences in concepts, rules and skills, as well as teaching methods, skill development and assessment for differing age and/or developmental levels.

    Credits: 1







  
  • PEPC 279 - Wrestling


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PEPC 280 - Outdoor Adventure


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PHED 271 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Marketing, Promotion and Performance


    This course is designed to introduce students to many aspects of event marketing and promotion that occur in the production of the Annual Gymnastics Exhibition Show.  The student will be involved with, but not limited to, the following: Advertising generation and site selection, poster distribution, alumni mailing, and promotional planning.  In addition, the students will be an active participant in the Annual Gymnastics Exhibition Show.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAC 201 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Introduction and Performance  



    Credits: 1







  
  
  • PHED 273 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Choreography, Costuming and Performance


    This course is designed to introduce the student to the many aspects of choreography that occur in the production of the annual gymnastics exhibition show.  The student will be involved with, but not limited to, the following: Theme creation assistance for performance numbers, costume design and choreography assistance for at least two performance numbers.  In addition, the student will be an active participant in the annual gymnastics exhibition show.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHED 272 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Technical Management, Production and Performance  



    Credits: 1








Physical Science

  
  • PHSC 105 - Physical Science and the Environment


    This course studies the key concepts and theories of physical science for students with little or no prior experience. Physical science is approached both as a body of knowledge and as an on-going process of investigation in order to develop in the student an awareness of the scientist’s point of view and approach to nature.

    Credits: 4







  
  • PHSC 107 - Physical Science and the Environment Laboratory


    Lab component of PHSC 105 - Physical Science and the Environment

    Credits: 0







  
  • PHSC 110 - Earth Science


    This course presents earth and space science in a system approach which emphasizes the interactions of the Earth’s various spheres and human activities. This unifying theme falls into the categories of Matter and Energy in the Earth Systems, Earth’s Sources of Energy, Earth’s Processes and Cycles, and The Origin and Evolution of the Universe. Students will review geological, meteorological, oceanographic and astronomical data, learn about direct and indirect evidence and consider how these might be used to test competing theories about the origin of stars, plants and our own solar system.

    Credits: 4







  
  • PHSC 112 - Earth Science Laboratory


    Lab component of PHSC 110 - Earth Science.

    Credits: 0








Physical Therapy

  
  • PHTH 110 - Skills That Promote Learning


    This course is designed to teach students the physical, cognitive and behavioral skills that enhance learning of complex academic information science and math. Students are instructed in physical skills, including strength and conditioning activities, relaxation, and meditation. As elements of a comprehensive approach to studying and learning. Each student develops an individualized physical and behavioral plan to promote the enhancement of college studies and lifelong learning.

    Credits: .5







  
  • PHTH 310 - Healthcare Language: Systems, Specialties, Pathologies and Culture


    This course provides the student with a strong written and oral foundation of knowledge about the structure, function and limitations of the language used in health care and the health sciences.  Course content incorporates anatomical systems and an overview of major pathologies.  Cultural intricacies of health care language are investigated along with an overview of medical terms in Spanish, American Sign Language and other commonly spoken non-English languages.

    Credits: 3







  
  • PHTH 480 - Physical Therapy and Healthcare Research Skills


    Students will explore sources of health information with a focus on those used in Physical Therapy.  An emphasis is placed on the evolving nature, trends and issues related to information.  Students develop skills in information retrieval and assessment of sources as well as AMA writing style.

    Credits: 2







  
  • PHTH 482 - The Physical Therapy Professional


    This course engages students in an exploration of the history and missions of the professions of physical therapy. Service learning activities are incorporated into the courses that are directed to public education about the profession. Students prepare a portfolio to demonstrate preparation for graduate studies in terms of the knowledge, skills and values needed to become a physical therapist.

    Credits: 2







  
  • PHTH 506 - Clinical Human Anatomy I


    This course provides a comprehensive study of normal and pathological function of human movement, with emphasis on the skeletal, articular, and muscular systems. Using a regional approach, the course includes surface anatomy and clinical palpation. The laboratory experience includes prosections of human cadavers.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy or occupational therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
  • PHTH 507 - Clinical Human Anatomy I Lab


    Lab component of PHTH 506.

    Credits: 0







  
  • PHTH 508 - Clinical Human Anatomy II


    This course provides a comprehensive study of normal and pathological function of human movement, with emphasis on the skeletal, articular, and muscular systems. Using a regional approach, the course includes surface anatomy and clinical palpation. The laboratory experience includes prosections of human cadavers.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy or occupational therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
  • PHTH 509 - Clinical Human Anatomy II Lab


    Lab component of PHTH 508

    Credits: 0







  
  • PHTH 560 - Clinical Medicine and Pathology I - Focus on Orthopaedic Considerations


    This course is part 1 of a 2-part series that provides a survey of the medical approach to pathologies and clinical medicine. Topics include basic visceral anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of disease, clinical manifestations and medical you have sent conditions encountered in physical therapy practice.

    Credits: 2







  
  • PHTH 564 - Clinical Medicine and Pathology II


    This course provides a survey of the medical approach to pathologies treated in medicine and surgery, with emphasis on those conditions addressed in internal medicine.  Topics include cellular/histological basis for pathophysiologies, clinical manifestations, including the impact on human movement, and medical/surgical treatment. Emphasis placed on the conditions encountered in physical therapy practice.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHTH 560 - Clinical Medicine and Pathology I - Focus on Orthopaedic Considerations  



    Credits: 3







  
  • PHTH 574 - Human Movement Across the Lifespan


    Human Movement Across the Lifespan

    Credits: 3








Physician Assistant

  
  • PAST 101 - PA Seminar I


    This is the first in a series of physician assistant seminar courses. This course examines the issues of provider-patient confidentiality, blood-borne pathogens, and concepts of illness and health as defined by the health-care provider and the patient. The relationships between health and culture, religion, ethnicity, and socio-economic status are discussed. The relationships between the above items and the Latino community are examined in detail.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physician assistant major.



    Credits: 1







 

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