Undergraduate Physical Education Professionl
2020 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING PROFESSION
Physical Education Professionl 166
This course introduces students to the physical education teaching profession who are in pursuit of a Physical Education EC-12 teaching license. The course presents the role physical education plays in the overall development and education of children. Students focus on learning national standards and guidelines related to the physical education profession.
TEACHING TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS
Physical Education Professionl 173
A course designed to teach basic tumbling and gymnastic skills, as well as develop an understanding of mechanical principles required in movement concepts, exploration in and out of balance, skill combinations, creativity and safety. Students develop competence necessary to teach skill progressions, teaching techniques and mechanical skill analysis used in a K-12 physical education settings, including "hands on" teaching experiences.
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY I
Physical Education Professionl 201
This course is designed to study the basic anatomy and function of bones, muscles and joints throughout the body. Through lectures and labs, emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships between the structure and function of the body and its application to human movement.
INVESTIGATING COMMUNITY PROFESSIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education Professionl 209
This course prepare students majoring in Physical Education, who are not pursuing a teaching license, for the required Field Study course. This course provides resources and instruction for designing a plan for professional development and field study placement. Students will visit potential field study sites, interview professionals and develop a resume. Satisfactory/No Credit grade basis only.
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
Physical Education Professionl 250
This course introduces the theoretical foundations of motor development and motor learning and explores the practical application in the teaching of motor skills in school settings.
ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education Professionl 260
A study of principles and techniques used to evaluate pupil progress in PE through a survey of available testing instruments and the use of statistics. This course is designed to develop the assessment literacy skills of PETE majors. The ability to collect, analyze, evaluate and present data accurately will be developed. Meaningful ways that assessment links to accountability are presented.
MOTOR CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE
Physical Education Professionl 270
This course combines the conceptual process of motor development with the application of theoretical models to human performance. Class lecture sessions explore how sensory information is processed to produce motor outputs, factors that influence motor accuracy, and factors that influence how motor skills are learned. Laboratory sessions apply these principles to structure effective practice routines that facilitate motor performance development.
NUTRITION FOR HEALTH
Physical Education Professionl 282
The course helps students plan, evaluate, and analyze dietary intake based on sound nutritional guidelines, principles, and knowledge for the purpose of health enhancement, improved mental and physical performance, and decreasing risk of disease.
BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE
Physical Education Professionl 302
This course is designed to explore human movement through structural, functional and mechanical analysis. Through lectures and labs, emphasis will be placed on methods of analyzing human movement and the application of movement mechanics to exercise and sport performance.
Physical Education Professionl 311
This course provides an introduction to selected topics in exercise psychology including exercise and personality traits, group dynamics, environmental correlates, and theoretical models of exercise. The course content is designed to provide students with an overview and understanding of theoretical foundations of exercise psychology, research associated with exercise psychology, and the implications of exercise psychology research on practitioners.
PERSONAL TRAINER PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
Physical Education Professionl 315
This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective/purposeful exercise, essentials of client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing/implementing appropriate exercise programming. This course will prepare persons to take the ACE National Certification test. Course fee for certification materials required.
MOTOR PROGRAMMING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
Physical Education Professionl 327
This course is designed for those who plan to work with children in any type of pre-school program. Emphasis will be placed on providing ideas for developmental motor activities that will aid children with their 1) physical coordination, 2) emotional reactions to various experiences, 3) social interactions and, 4) mental development.
TEACHING COOPERATIVE/ADVENTURE/OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Physical Education Professionl 345
This course introduces models and activities of including cooperative, initiative games, adventure and outdoor education activities. Students will learn how to implement the games and activities with different ages and varying abilities in elementary and secondary physical education programs.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND RECREATION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Physical Education Professionl 361
This course introduces concepts of therapeutic recreation practice, including the history of the profession, current trends, and an overview of various disabilities and disorders across the lifespan. Students will have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities necessary to work with persons with disabilities through field-based activities.
HEALTH BEHAVIOR DEVELOPMENT & SOCIETY
Physical Education Professionl 391
This course provides an introduction to the development, behavioral and social science factors that influence health and disease. Relationships between developmental experiences, behaviors, and societal outcomes are explored, and students become prepared to apply concepts to help support the well-being of individuals and communities.
TEACHER PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Physical Education Professionl 401
Prepares students with the knowledge, understandings and skills to complete teacher performance measures during student teaching. Topics include edTPA handbook and task overviews, understanding rubric-based scoring, lesson plan and unit plan tips for success, academic language, technical skills for collecting and selecting video clips, how to answer commentary prompts, and how to start the teacher performance assessment quickly and effectively.
TEACHING RHYTHMS AND DANCE
Physical Education Professionl 407
This course teaches future physical educators how to have children explore movement through music, develop coordination and rhythm, channel energy, stimulate imagination, enhance balance, flexibility and skill. Students will analyze movements used in basic dance steps and dances, develop self-confidence, improve their technique and creative ability. Choreography, fitness, and teaching practices will be explored in educational dance.
STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR-PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education Professionl 410
This course discusses topics current for the physical education teaching profession, including Educator Effectiveness Model, Professional Development Programs, Student Learning Outcomes, State legislation, and monitors the preparation for edTPA submission and revisions.
HEALTH APPRAISAL AND EXERCISE TESTING
Physical Education Professionl 415
Theoretical considerations and practical applications of health appraisal and exercise testing. Includes the use of written health appraisal instruments, tests of muscular strength, endurance and flexibility, tests of aerobic capacity, pulmonary function testing, electrocardiography and graded exercise testing. Applications for healthy populations, medical populations and special populations.
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND LEADERSHIP
Physical Education Professionl 416
Theoretical considerations and practical applications of exercise prescription and leadership. Includes risk stratification, prescription techniques, program progression, exercise leadership, health counseling and program administration. Applications for healthy populations, medical populations and special populations.
TEACHING NET/WALL GAMES
Physical Education Professionl 417
This course introduces theory and strategies of Net/Wall games. Focus is on the fundamentals of shot placement, covering space, understanding movement, serve and returning an object, rules, and sustaining a rally. Instruction will be focused on offensive strategies, defensive strategies, and skill progressions for a variety of Net/Wall games
TEACHING TARGET GAMES
Physical Education Professionl 427
This course introduces the theory, strategies, history, and teaching of Target games. Students will understand that a player either throws, slides, shoots, or strikes an object with the goal of having that object land closest too or in a designated target. Instruction will be focused on offensive strategies and defensive strategies for a variety of Target games.
METHODS OF TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Physical Education Professionl 437
This course prepares students to become highly effective physical educators through the practice of planning, implementing and evaluating the teaching-learning process at the elementary school level. The course includes selection and organization of materials and techniques of instruction. There is an emphasis on skill-based and movement education oriented physical education programs for children in 4K to 5th grade.
LITERACY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education Professionl 466
Literacy in Physical Education prepares teacher candidates to integrate reading, writing, speaking and listening skills into physical activities. This course provides information and activities that can be used to meaningfully integrate literacy across the K-12 curriculum. Methods of using assessment to enhance literacy and as part of a teacher's reflective cycle are covered.
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
Physical Education Professionl 471
A comprehensive study of physiological changes which occur during exercise and exercise training. The student receives practical experience in the organization, interpretation and reporting of laboratory experiences relative to class discussion. A study of physiological adaptations of the human body during work and play while under stress, and environmental aspects of exercise and the effect of conditioning on the body.
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR LICENSURE STUDENTS
Physical Education Professionl 475
This course focuses on adapted physical education teaching strategies and service delivery models in PK-12 settings. The etiology and effects of select physical, sensory, intellectual and other developmental disabilities will be addressed. Content emphasizes movement implications and strategies to enhance physical activity behavior and pedagogical methods for integrating students in a variety of age appropriate physical activities.
Physical Education Professionl 492
A course designed to increase the student's understanding of a specific area of recreation through involvement in an off-campus internship at a recognized Physical Education agency or business which is suited to the student's area of interest.
HEALTH, HUMAN PERFORMANCE & RECREATION INTERNSHIP
Physical Education Professionl 493
The internship is a culminating learning experience for students studying in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. This experience allows students the opportunity to practice the application of theory and apply the knowledge acquired through academic preparation. The internship is an in-depth supervised work and study experience, preferably at the supervisor or mid-management level, where the student has a degree of responsibility for planning, directing and supervising the work of others. A desired result of this course design is to stimulate good judgement and sound decisions while improving problem solving, communication, human development and relation building skills.