Physical Education (PE)
Theory, instruction, and practice in the fundamentals of team sports and games; techniques in soccer and volleyball, including coaching techniques.
Theory, instruction, and practice in the fundamentals of team sports and games; techniques in basketball, softball, and baseball, including coaching methods.
Theory, instruction, and practice in individual and dual sports techniques in badminton, racquetball, and tennis, including coaching methods.
This course is designed to teach the students how to participate in the sport as well as teach the elements involved with badminton which includes the skills, various practice activities and the official rules. After the completion of this course the students will have the confidence to apply their abilities and their knowledge of Badminton to the teaching field and/or a recreational play environment.
Theory, instruction, and practice in the fundamentals of team sports and games; techniques in hockey and team handball, including coaching methods.
Theory, instruction, and practice in the fundamentals of team and individual sports; techniques in football, track and field, and golf; includes coaching techniques.
Teaching practices for physical activity and fitness concepts appropriate for children and adolescents in school, sport, and recreation programs. Physical Best certification will be offered. One lecture and one hour of lab per week.
Students will learn and perform Olympic style lifts including the snatch and clean & jerk. Assistance exercises and program development for lifetime fitness will be taught and practiced.
Students will learn how to become a Personal Trainer by studying topics in weight loss, program design, toning, strength, power, endurance and flexibility. This course helps prepare students for personal training certification.
Students will learn the components of dance choreography which include creativity, purpose, structure and organization. They will also analyze dance performances in their appropriate social, cultural, and historical context. Finally students will create and present their own original dance number.
Introduction to the history and principles of physical education; current trends and problems in physical education are analyzed and evaluated.
An introduction to the study of human movement. Sub-disciplines of kinesiology will be introduced and will include but not be limited to, exercise physiology, sports psychology and biomechanics.
Methods and procedures used in performance-based assessment of learning in physical education; introduction to rubrics as assessment tool; standards-based learning; authentic assessment; higher-order thinking skills; application vs. recall of knowledge.
An introduction to kinetic and kinematic principles applied to sports and human movement. Topics include the study of the structure and functions of the body using the principles of physics and engineering. Lab fee.
A survey course designed to provide physical education students with an overview of the essential concepts and major areas that constitute knowledge and skills in physical education. Four subareas examined: physical fitness and health, lifelong movement activities and sports, personal growth and development, and the physical education program.
Emphasis on organization and administrative policies and procedures; purchase and care of equipment and supplies; public and professional relations; structural and functional aspects of a school program in physical education, athletics, and intramurals.
This course provides students with an overview of how physical training affects the human body. Topics include weight training, principles of training, as well as aerobic and anaerobic changes that occur from a training stimulus.
Training methods to improve strength, endurance, power, flexibility and overall fitness and conditioning.
introduction to teaching and learning sport skills from a motor learning perspective. Open and closed loop information processing systems are used to describe and explain sports skill, reaction time, and motor skills. Theory and concepts learned will be applied to the everyday practical aspects of teaching and coaching sport.
Relates basic legal concepts to sport and physical education environments. Includes torts, contract law, constitutional law, negligence, and Title IX issues.
An in-depth look at curriculum models, instructional strategies, and teaching styles for physical education in grades K-12. Management, discipline, motivation, and professional development for the physical educator will be discussed.
This course is designed to develop the abilities of preservice physical education teachers to implement literacy instruction within physical education instruction in grades P-12. In addition to exploring the role of more traditional literacies, this course will also include a focus on discipline-specific literacy skills, including interpreting visual diagrams related to physical education, analyzing and evaluating live as well as recorded sports performances, and interpreting digital fitness data.
An introductory course designed to provide pre-service physical education teachers with the knowledge and tools to successfully include students with disabilities in a quality physical education program, grades K-12. Topics include: least restrictive environment; IEP; legal mandates for physical education services: IDEA, Section 504, AD; unique characteristics of specific disabling conditions; various modifications to allow for individualizing instruction and for the inclusion of students with disabilities in games and activities.
Observation and supervised experience of at least 100 hours in an area of the student's expressed professional interest.
Introduction to psychological concepts applied to sport and physical activity. The effects of thoughts, feelings and beliefs on athletic performance; various behavioral interventions for performance enhancement; peak performance state; team dynamics; team cohesion; coach leadership style and decision making; motivation; arousal control; concentration and attention control; anxiety-performance relationship.
The final, supervised clinical component of the teacher preparation program in a partner elementary, middle, or high school, as appropriate to the program of study. The experience supports theoretical and practical applications of contemporary curricular frameworks.
Independent study and readings in an area of specialization in the discipline of physical education. Conferences, report, special project, or term paper.