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.

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100s

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. CSUS Common Course. Skill Area IV

200s

PE 210 Methods of Teaching School Health Education 3
A pedagogical approach to examining the concepts and skills to promote positive health behaviors and background information and skills teachers need to implement comprehensive school health education in the public school setting.

PE 219 Skills and Instructional Strategies in 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 220 Skills and Instructional Strategies in Aquatics 1
Prereqs: Open to Physical Education Majors only. This aquatics course covers fundamentals of water safety, basic stroke mechanics and the standing front dive. Water fitness activities such as water aerobics and water polo are included. The focus is on skill development, instructional strategies and progressions.

PE 221 Skills and Instructional Strategies in Resistance Training 1
Prereqs: Open to Physical Education Majors only. Teacher candidates will learn how to teach and achieve muscular fitness. The emphasis is on technique, alignment and developmentally appropriate programming for grades 6-12. A variety of resistance forms will be covered such as weight training machines, free weights, stability balls, and exercise bands.

PE 222 Skills and Instructional Strategies in Yoga 1
Prereqs: Open to Physical Education Majors only. This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the philosophy and practice of yoga. Purpose is for the development of personal skills and to prepare teacher candidates in the knowledge and teaching methodologies of yoga for 6-12th grade students.

PE 223 Skills and Instructional Strategies for Cross-Curricular Teaching 3
Designing instruction that integrates health education, nutrition, and academic subjects into the physical education and classroom setting.  

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 Methods of Teaching Cooperative Activities 1
Teacher candidates will learn how to effectively organize and teach cooperative learning activities designed to promote cooperation, team work, problem solving and decision making within the physical education setting for PK-12 grade students.

PE 278 Methods of Teaching Games and Rhythmic Activities 2

Purpose is to prepare teacher candidates in the knowledge and teaching methodologies to effectively organize and implement a variety of games and experiences for PK-8th grade. Emphasis is on selection of age appropriate games and demonstration to involve children in the analysis and modification of games. Creative rhythmic activities, elementary folk dance steps and developmentally appropriate movement activities are introduced.

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.

300s

PE 300 Physical Education Teaching Strategies 3
Prereq.: PE 278 and PE 299. Open to Physical Education majors only. This course prepares students to apply Laban's movement framework to the teaching of K-8 physical education classes. Developmentally appropriate movement activities include content based literacy. Effective planning and teaching strategies are developed. 20 hours of field experience in an elementary/middle school setting is required.

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.: PE 221 and EXS 214 (C- or higher). Open to Physical Education majors only. 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. Fall, spring, summer.

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

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. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class. [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. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

PE 416 Organization of Curriculum and Program Development 3
Prereq.: PE 405 and admission to the Professional Program in Physical Education. Coreq.: PE 417. This course includes identification of competency-based, goal-oriented activities appropriate to K-12 physical education. Emphasis is on program development and design, instructional process, program implementation, and evaluation. Administrative responsibilities including curriculum development, program development, facility management, budgeting, public relations, personnel management, program and staff evaluation, and legal liability issues will be discussed. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class. [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. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

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.

500s

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 522 Physical Activity and Health Concepts for Physical Educators 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S. in Physical Education. Study of the hypokinetic diseases of the human organism. Particular emphasis will be given to the beneficial effects of physical activity on the cardiovascular system, weight control, low back pain, longevity, and participation of women in sports. Spring. (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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