Undergraduate Physical Education Professionl
2021 Summer Term
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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.
ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND LEADERSHIP
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.
LITERACY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.