Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Physical Education

 

Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses. 

PE 405            Elementary Methods in Physical Education                                             3
Coreq.:  PE 406. Prereq.:  PE 300 and admission to the Professional Program in teacher 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. 

PE 416            Organization and Administration of Physical Education 3
Formerly PE 402. Coreq: PE 417 (formerly PE 404). Prereq: PE 405 and admission to the Professional Program in teacher education. Administrative procedures involved in conducting physical education activities, arranging programs, providing facilities and handling staff-class details, finance, publicity, interscholastic, and intramural activities.

PE 500            Improving Student Learning in Physical Education                                3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Components of the effective teaching of physical education are explored. Topics include teacher standards, student performance standards, instructional planning, assessment strategies, and reflective practice. Spring. (E)

PE 505            Instructional Tools for Physical Education                                               3
Prereq.:  Admission to M.S. in Physical Education or permission of instructor. The student will use pedometers and heart rate monitors as instructional tools. The internet will be used for the planning and implementation of programs of instruction in physical education. Fall. (E)

PE 510            Instructional Models for Physical Education                                           3
Prereq.:  Admission to M.S. in Physical Education or permission of instructor. Contemporary instructional models for physical education. Includes theory, planning, and implementation for cooperative learning, personalized systems of instruction, inquiry, and other effective models used in physical education. Fall. (O)

PE 520            Current Issues in Physical Education                                                       3
Reviews current trends and issues involved in the teaching of Physical Education in American schools. Emphasis is upon a discussion of new and innovative administrative procedures, programs, trends, and problems. Spring. (O)

PE 524            Sport, Physical Education, Athletics, and the Law                                   3
The varied aspects and impact of law in professional sport, physical education, and athletics. Emphasis on negligence, product liability, and risk management. Fall. (E)

PE 525            Concepts in Athletic Administration            3
Prereq.:  Admission to M.S. in Physical Education or permission of department chair. Focus on management application and control of interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics; specific reference to philosophical and sociological applications, institutional governance, ethical conduct and sportspersonship, legal issues, and evaluation systems. Fall. (O)

PE 590            Independent Study/Topics in Physical Education                                    3
Prereq.:  Admission to the M.S. in Physical Education with approved planned program, or permission of instructor. Work in theory or research to meet individual requirements in areas not covered by the regular curriculum. Either PE 590 and/or EXS 590 may be taken for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

PE 597            Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science I                          3
Prereq.:  Admission to M.S. in Physical Education or permission of department chair. Introduction to scientific process, focused on understanding research designs, interpreting research through writing and reviewing research. Overview of statistics presented. Students must take this course before successful completion of 12 credit hours of graduate coursework. Fall.

PE 598            Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science II                    3
Prereq.:  PE 597; admission to M.S. in Physical Education or permission of department chair. Scientific process of performing research, focused on concepts and procedures for designing, conducting, and analyzing research. Students must take this course before successful completion of 24 credit hours of graduate coursework. Spring.

PE 599          Thesis                                                                                                           3
Prereq.: 18 credits of approved graduate study including PE 597 and 598; minimum 3.00 overall GPA. Preparation of the thesis under the supervision of the thesis advisor.

 

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