Undergraduate Physical Education Professionl
2022 Summer Term
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.