Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Physical Education

 

Note: Students not majoring in physical education should see other courses under recreation. PE 144 is required of all students entering with fewer than 15 credits and is recommended to be taken in a student's first year.


PE 101      Coaching Permit: Legal Liability and Safety Aspects of Coaching   1

This course is designed to acquaint the student with a background in legal liability with specific reference to negligence, due process, and product liability. Summer, Winter.


PE 102      Coaching Permit: Medical Aspects of Coaching    1

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the medical aspects of coaching adolescents. Instruction will include the care of, prevention of, and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries. Summer, Winter.


PE 103      Coaching Permit: Principles and Practices of Coaching 1

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the aspects of coaching which deal with the values of athletics in education, ethics, public relations, motivation, aggression and violence, anxiety and stress, and practice sessions. Summer, Winter.


PE 111      Orientation to Physical Education   2

Examines the history, philosophy, and foundation aspects of physical education with allied fields. Open to physical education majors only.


PE 144      Fitness/Wellness Ventures     2

Benefits of healthy lifestyle incorporating fitness and wellness topics within a lecture and activity setting. Required of all students entering with fewer than 15 credits and recommended to be taken in a students's first year. Skill Area IV


PE 219      Methods of Teaching Golf      1

Designed for the student to teach and perform various golf swings and to learn golf course strategies and course management. Activity course. Open to physical education majors only.

 

PE 273      Tumbling and Gymnastics 2

Skills course in tumbling and gymnastics emphasizing pedagogy, error correction, and spotting techniques. Basic tumbling skills and apparatus activities are included. Activity course. Open to physical education majors only.


PE 277      Outdoor Adventure Activities  2

Survey course that includes group initiative games, rope course activities, and orienteering. Develops skills necessary to organize a safe, effective outdoor education program. Some class meetings occur off campus. Activity course. Open to physical education majors only.


PE 278      Methods of Teaching Games     2

Effectively organize and implement a variety of games experiences for primary grades, intermediate grades and middle school. Emphasis on selection of age-appropriate games and demonstration to involve children in the analysis and modification of games. Activity course. Open to physical education majors only.


PE 279      Methods of Teaching Team Sports     2

Methods course in the fundamental skills and techniques of team sports. Focus on preparing students to plan teaching strategies for skill attainment and proper teaching progressions. Activity course. Open to physical education majors only.


PE 280      Methods of Teaching Racquet Sports  2

Survey course in racquet sport skills and techniques that will focus on application of motor learning and kinesiological principles for personal skill development as well as teaching/coaching application. Activity course. Open to physical education majors only.


PE 299      Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Education     3

Coreq.:  EDTE 314 Prereq.:  DAN 272 or PE 278. Examination of the foundation and practical psychological and sociological principles to facilitate teaching effectiveness and student learning in physical education. 10 hours of field experience in an elementary physical education setting required.


PE 300      Developmental Movement  3

Prereq.:  PE 299. Application of Laban's Movement Framework to the teaching of elementary physical education. Includes rhythmic activities, folk dance, and developmentally appropriate games. Open to physical education majors only.

 

PE 305      Evaluation in Physical Education    3

Prereq.:  STAT 104. Measurements in health and physical education. Emphasis on modern tests of physical fitness, skills, knowledge, and general motor ability. Open to physical education majors only.


PE 337      Group Process in Health Education   3

Prereq.:  EXS 210 or permission of instructor. A survey of  individual and group processes that relate to school health instruction. Students will learn how to facilitate groups for effective interaction. Group approaches will be applied to a variety of health education populations. Concentrates on the role of the group leader and the group leader and the interpersonal relationships of groups. Irregular.


PE 374      Methods of Teaching Fitness   3

Prereq.:  EXS 214 (C- or higher). Introduces the prospective teacher of physical education to a philosophy of helping to prepare public school age children for a lifetime of fitness through physical education. Emphasis on health-related fitness, aerobic, anaerobic, plyometric, stretching activities and resistance trainings. Activity course. Open to physical education majors only. Fall, spring, summer.


PE 405      Elementary Methods in Physical Education  3

Coreq.:  PE 406. Prereq.:  PE 300 and admission to the professional program in physical education. Application of the child-centered, problem-solving approach as a method to learning fundamental concepts of movement. Discussion, observation, and laboratory experience will provide theoretical background. 20 hours of field experience in an elementary physical education setting required. [GR]

 

PE 406      Adapted Physical Education    3

Coreq.:  PE 405. Prereq.:  PE 300 and admission to the professional program in physical education.  Pedagogical skills and knowledge pertaining to physical education for individuals with disabilities and gifted and talented individuals. Emphasis on program planning and teaching effectiveness in the psychomotor domain.


PE 408      The Curriculum Process in K-12 Physical Education     3

Prereq.:  PE 300 and admission to the professional program in physical education. Identification of competency-based, goal-oriented activities appropriate to K-12 physical education. Emphasis on program development and design, instructional process, program implementation, and evaluation.


PE 416      Organization and Administration of Physical Education 3

Coreq.:  PE 417. Prereq.:  PE 405 and admission to the professional program in physical education. Administrative procedures involved in conducting physical education activities, arranging programs, providing facilities and handling staff-class details, finance, publicity, interscholastic, and intramural activities. [GR]


PE 417      Secondary Methods in Physical Education   3

Coreq.:  PE 416. Prereq.:  PE 405 and admission into the professional program in physical education. Curricular content of physical education for secondary teaching is discussed and analyzed. Methods and techniques of teaching are presented and opportunities  for teaching provided. Course is a prerequisite to student teaching. Open to physical education majors only. 20 hours of field experience in a secondary physical education setting required.


PE 418      Health Education:  Methods, Materials & Resources     3

Prereq.:  Admission to professional program, or M.S. in Physical Education, or permission of department chair. Prepares teachers to plan, implement and evaluate instruction in a health class. State and National Standards, instructional strategies, and learner assessment are covered. Topics include violence prevention, human sexuality and stress management. Field experience required. Spring. [GR]

 

PE 420      Lifespan Motor Development    3

Prereq.:  PE 300, PSY 236, and admission to the professional program in physical education. Study of changes in motor behavior across the lifespan; processes that underlie these changes, and factors that affect them. Emphasis upon the young learner, task analysis and developmentally appropriate instruction.

 

PE 422      Motor Learning    3

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in physical education and PE 420 or permission of instructor. Examines the principles of motor learning which affect skill acquisition of secondary and post-secondary school learners.

 

PE 490      Independent Study in Physical Education   1 TO 3

Prereq.:  Senior standing and permission of department chair. Reading and research in approved topics under the guidance of a member of the department. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

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