(F) From primitive man through the present, with particular emphasis on Greek physical education, European systems and development of physical education in North America. Some research into the history of various sports.
(S) An in-depth introduction to the coaching profession integrating the latest sport science research with practical knowledge for the high school and middle school coach. Includes sportmanship, coaching diverse athletes, managing athlete's behavior, preventing and addressing drug and alcohol abuse, and developing parental and community relationships.
(F, M) The role of the classroom teacher in physical education. Emphasis is placed on the application of game, movements, exploration, rythms and self testing. Included are screening procedures for the assessment of motor development. Five hours of observations at the secondary school level is required.
(F) An experience in discovering the principles behind basic movement forms at the elementary physical education level. Various movement theories and concepts will be explored and examined on the cognitive and kinesthetic bases.
(F,S) Evaluating health and physical education by the construction and administration of tests. Emphasizes reliability, objectivity, validity of tests and grading systems. Students will be required to organize, administer a test and evaluate and report the results. Prerequisite: Students must have Junior or Senior status.
(S) Administration of physical education and athletic programs in schools, with special emphasis on philosophy and leadership styles. Includes budget and finance, office management, curriculum development, facilities, legal factors and public relations.
(F) This course will review historical and legislative development of physcial education for people with disabilities. Normal and abnormal mental and physical deveplopment will also be reviewed, along with teaching concerns. Experiential components include; empathy, field, and teaching experiences.
(F) Topical areas such as philosophy, teacher certification, competencies, and professional activities will be covered. Curriculum construction, instructional methods, class management and techniques for teaching specific activities will be considered as they relate to the secondary level. Five hours of observation at the secondary school level is required. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
A comprehensive look at the health, nutrition, and physical education needs of elementary school children. The development of unit plans, daily lesson plans and teaching activities as indicated by the AAHE and AAHPERD/NASPE. Assessment of children's nutritional and physical education participation habits.
A comprehensive course intended to equip the student with the necessary information to design a curriculum plan in physical education at any level emphasizing basic movement skills at the elementary level, team sports at the middle school level, and lifetime games, sports and activities at the high school secondary level. Past, present and future trends will be analyzed along with various influences that impact the field. Creative methods of instruction as well as interdisciplinary considerations will be discussed.
An in-depth look at the psychological as well as some social concerns of sport and human performance. Topics include motivation, psyching up, team cohesion, exercise adherence, mental imagery, visualization, and exercise and its ability to postpone the effects of aging. The objective of the course is to enable students to comprehend and apply available information to enhance their effectiveness as teachers and coaches.
An advanced course of selected topics of interest in the field of physical education. Previous topics have included legal issues of sport, non-traditional lifetime sports, and sociological issues of sport.
Examination of philosophical issues related to faith such as concepts of religion and of God, arguments for and against the existence of God, the problem of evil, religious language, mysticism and religious experience, faith and reason, religion and science, religion and morality, religion and politics, revelation, miracles, life after death, relativism and pluralism, particularism and universalism. Course will include traditional and contemporarty approaches. (Even years only.) Prerequisite: One course in philosophy and one course in religion or permission of the instructor.