Course List - Riverland

Physical Education / Coaching Concentration

Required Core Courses ( 19 Credits )

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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HLTH1140
First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

This course provides basic principles, knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency situation to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the effects of injury and sudden illness. Standard first aid, infant, child, adult (one and two person) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with hands on application are covered for certification.  Recognizing bone and tissue injuries, head trauma (including concussion guidelines), bleeding emergencies, splinting, and sudden illnesses are also covered. Students will be certified by the American Heart Association (ASA) in first aid and CPR.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2160
Intro to Human Performance Studies

This course is an introduction to exercise science, physical education (K-12 teaching) and sport, as well as other related human performance studies. History, philosophy, ethics and values, as well as career opportunities, and trends in these related fields will also be covered.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2180
Psychological and Social Aspects of Sport

This course is a study of sport from a psychological and social perspective for coaches and individuals who are interested in careers in this area, or for those who participate in physical activity and sport.  This course covers the issues that confront the world of sport and their collective effects on society.  Motivation, imagery, stress, communication and competition along with their effects on sport and performance will also be studied.

(3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2214
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

This course is an introduction to the prevention and care of athletic related injuries for coaches, athletes, exercise enthusiasts, or those interested in human performance fields, including athletic related injury recognition and management as well as techniques in taping.

(2 Cr – 1 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2213
Coaching and Officiating Basketball OR

This course is designed for anyone interested in pursuing coaching and/or officiating basketball at any level. Included will be program planning, drill and skill work, coaching philosophy as well as rules and officiating.  Some practical settings will be used through practice and game observation, teaching opportunities, and classroom projects to help prepare you to officiate and/or coach.

(2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2215
Coaching & Officiating Baseball/Softball OR

This course is designed to give an introduction to coaching baseball and/or softball through program planning, drill/skill work, and coaching philosophy; as well as, rules, proper signaling, and on the field positioning to officiate either game. Some practical settings will be used for teaching opportunities, practice and game observation.

      (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2216
Coaching and Officiating

This course is designed for all students interested in coaching a sport other than basketball, baseball or softball. Each student will choose a specific sport to apply all course content. This course will teach prospective coaches the tactical skills needed to teach basic fundamentals, and prepare athletes at all levels for competition. Also included will be program planning, drill and skill work, different approaches and strategies of coaching, coaching philosophy, and officiating or judging for the sport chosen.

      (2Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED
PHED Electives or HLTH1100
7 (or 8)
CCLS
CCLS1000 (IF STUDENT TRANSFERS IN 12 CREDITS, THIS COURSE IS NOT REQUIRED)
1 (or 0)

MnTC General Education Courses (41 Credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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ENGL1104
Composition II: Argument (Goal 1 & 2; Prereq ENGL1101) or ENGL1105, 1106 or 1107

This second semester composition course is designed as a continuation of ENGL 1101.  It teaches the skills needed to write clear and coherent essays using different modes of expository prose such as process, comparison and contrast, classification, and definition.  It will culminate in the study of argumentative writing in which the student learns to defend a position and argue a thesis with reason and evidence.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 1101

MnTC (Goal 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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SPCH1100
Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) or SPCH1110 or 1200

This course focuses on the theory and practice of public communication including individual and group presentations.  This course emphasizes audience analysis, organization, content development including topic selection and speaking ethics.  Students will prepare and deliver a variety of both individual and group presentations and demonstrate an ability to apply research from diverse sources.  Students should expect to reduce speech apprehension and develop self-confidence in their ability to communicate in public.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and 9/EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BIOL2021
Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the first semester of a two-semester course in human anatomy and physiology. Basic concepts in biology are covered in the first part of the course including the scientific method, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, cell division, genetics, and DNA structure and function. The second part of the course includes histology and the integumentary system, as well as the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  Prerequisite: CHEM 1121 or 1202.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

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BIOL2022
Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the second semester of a two-semester course in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, the lymphatic and immune system, digestive system, urinary system, and the reproductive system. Acid-base and fluid balances, human embryology and development are also covered.   Prerequisite:  BIOL 2021. 

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

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CHEM1121
General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Goal 3 & 10)

This is a laboratory science course covering the principles of general, organic and biological chemistry with emphasis on chemical applications in biological systems.  Topics include the scientific method, atomic theory, chemical bonding, organic functional groups, biological chemicals, and metabolic processes.

      MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 10/PE); (3Cr - 2 lect, 1 lab)

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SOCI1101
Introduction to Sociology (Goal 5 & 7) or PSYC1105

This course is a survey of the sociological concepts, theories and ideas that have been developed through the scientific study of human interaction. The emphasis of the course is the description and analysis of the nature and characteristics of societies, the structure and processes of social life, the influence of social forces on individuals and groups with an emphasis on cultural diversity and globalism. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: April 24, 2018