Undergraduate Physical Education Professionl
2021 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING PROFESSION
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
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
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.
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY II
This course is designed to explore the structure, function and ways homeostasis is maintained within the autonomic nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, endocrine, renal, and sensory systems. Metabolism and nutrition will also be discussed, and 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
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.
TEACHING OF AQUATICS
Stroke introduction, refinement and proficiency as outlined in the American Red Cross program; Levels 1-6. Teaching technique and lesson planning emphasis for supporting K-12 school swim programs, including stroke progression, fitness activities, and basic water safety. Deep water level comfort is necessary.
STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM AND PLANNING
This course prepares students to develop, design, and change programs to align with State and National physical education standards. It provides knowledge of curricular models and associated pedagogical practices in standards-based physical education programs. Curricular models are addressed and standards, benchmarks, grade level adaptations, and unit planning by model are covered with an emphasis on using a reflective approach.
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
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.
MOTOR CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE
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
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
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.
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.
MOTOR PROGRAMMING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
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
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
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.
TEACHING FITNESS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course introduces the foundations and components of health-related, skills based, and performance based fitness, as well as appropriate curriculum and equipment for K-12 programming, effective teaching principles, and assessment of physical activity and fitness.
TEACHER PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
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
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
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
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.
TEACHING NET/WALL GAMES
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
METHODS OF TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
This course introduces developmentally appropriate curriculum, methodologies, and assessment for middle through high school physical education programs. Emphasis is placed on planning and teaching for learning and assessment.
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
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.
ACTIVITIES OF INCLUSION FROM A-Z IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course will focus on physical, social/emotional, fitness, recreational, lifetime and cognitive activities ranging from A-Z that may be used in a gymnasium, recreational environment, outdoors, classroom, or any other environment where children may gather for learning and interaction. This course will include activities that are hands-on, innovative, and interactive to promote inclusion in physical education.
CAPSTONE: RESEARCH IN THE PERFORMANCE SCIENCES
This is the capstone course for the Human Performance major. Students will complete a research project based on a topic from one of the core courses they wish to examine in greater depth. The course will blend research methods content with practical application by bringing students through the research proposal preparation process and mentoring students through the project implementation process.
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
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.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major/degree.