Physical Education, P-12

Course Descriptions

Note:        Students interested in majoring in Physical Education or Physical Education/Health should be aware that these majors require acceptance into and compliance with the standards set forth by the Education division.

PHED 1201 – First Aid – 1 credit hour
Practice of first-aid procedures and prevention/care of injuries.  Course rotation: Fall and spring.

PHED 1802 – Special Topics in Physical Activity – 2 credit hours
Activity normally features skill development in a specific recreational area or sport.  Emphasis is on participation, development or camaraderie, strategy, and team play.  Course may be repeated.
Course rotation: Varies.

PHED 2012 – Basic Injury Care for the Coach & Trainer – 2 credit hours
Study of symptoms, prevention, immediate treatment, and long-term care in athletic injuries. Course rotation: Spring of odd years.

PHED 2013 – Nutrition – 3 credit hours
Examines nutritional values and practices.  Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to, the following: basic food groups, food nutrients, weight problems, and food labels.  Course rotation: Spring of odd years.

PHED 2053 – Foundations of Health & Physical Education – 3 credit hours
Provides historical and philosophical perspective for health and physical education.  Course rotation: Spring of even years.

PHED 2133 – Motor Learning & Development – 3 credit hours
Teaches various stages of motor learning as it applies to the physical education student.  The development of children in grades P-12 will be discussed with issues that this brings for their physical movement abilities.  
Prerequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Fall of odd years.

PHED 2253 – Personal, School & Community Health – 3 credit hours
Incorporates personal and school health into the wider scope of community health.  Needs-assessment on an individual, school, and community basis will be developed.  Students will be actively engaged in planning program design for themselves and others.  
Prerequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Spring of even years.

PHED 2553 – Fitness, Wellness & Conditioning – 3 credit hours
The course provides a comprehensive understanding of theory and practical application of critical areas for lifelong physical fitness, wellness, and physical conditioning (cardio, respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition).  Nutrition, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and injury prevention will be included.  Interactive learning and laboratory experiences for individual wellness assessment, practice of exercise systems including dance and recreational activities, and improvement of body function will allow students to assess critically lifetime activities as components of a wellness program.  
Course rotation: Fall and spring of odd years.

PHED 3002 – Psychology/Sociology of PE/Sport – 2 credit hours
Surveys psychology/sociology and the varied responsibilities of the teacher and coach as they relate to these fields.  Topics of discussion include areas such as characteristics, type of personality, philosophy, history, organization, and administration, as well as current issues.  
Prerequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Fall of even years.

PHED 3013 – Exercise Physiology – 3 credit hours
Acquaints the student with physiological changes which occur during and after physical activity. The physiological changes include circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systematic adjustments.  Students are recommended to have successfully completed the biology general education requirement before taking this course.  Course rotation: Fall of even years.

PHED 3023 – Kinesiology – 3 credit hours
Study of the human musculature and the body’s structural relationship to exercise and skilled motor performance.  
Course rotation: Fall.

PHED 3103 – Epidemiology – 3 credit hours
Examination of the infectious diseases and disorders that are currently prevalent, as well as address the history of these diseases.  Designed to inform the content knowledge required in public school teaching of P-12 health teachers.  Emphasis is placed on incorporating the material in instructional design.  
Course rotation: Fall of odd years.

PHED 3143 – Adaptive Physical Education for PE/Health Majors – 3 credit hours
The social, psychological, and physiological aspects of the mentally retarded, the gifted, and the visually, aurally, physically, emotionally, and neurological disabled are discussed.  Will address how to best meet the needs of these students in a physical movement environment.  Includes field hours.  
Prerequisites: EDUC 3403, PHED 2053, and admission to the Teacher Education program. Course rotation: Fall of even years.

PHED 3163 – Skills & Techniques of Team & Lifetime Activities – 3 credit hours
Fundamental skills and strategies for team, individual, and dual activities.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.  Course rotation: Fall of even years.

PHED 3203 – Physical Education/Health Curriculum & Methods for Elementary P-5 – 3 credit hours 

Explores principles of instruction for grades P-5 in health and physical education.  Students will learn to integrate content knowledge of child health, nutrition, and physical fitness in designing effective learning experiences for elementary students.  Special emphasis is given to teaching methods and curriculum materials considered best practice for grades P-5 to promote healthy lifestyles.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program and EDUC 3413 (P-5 majors) or EDUC 3403 (Physical Education majors).  Course rotation: Spring.

PHED 3402 – Fundamentals of Coaching – 2 credit hours
Methods of teaching sport skills, and sport management skills.  The purpose will be to promote athletes’ growth, development, and learning, while teaching age-appropriate skills.  Includes analysis of National Coaching Standards and an examination and analysis of the philosophy and ethics of coaching.  Students will examine how values are communicated, and how to facilitate positive social and emotional growth.  Students will write personal statements on their philosophy of coaching and will work through ethical dilemmas in sport.  Prerequisite: EDUC 2123.  Course rotation: Spring of even years.

PHED 4023 – Middle/Secondary Methods for Physical Education – 3 credit hours
Explores principles of instruction, teaching methods, and curriculum materials as prevalent in public schools, grades P-12.  Includes field hours.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.  Course rotation: Spring of odd years.  General Education: Intermediate – Application & Integration of Knowledge.

PHED 4103 – Contemporary Health Issues – 3 credit hours
Examines current issues in health by means of special speakers and other resources.  Issues explored include AIDS, world population, global warming, and others that the future will dictate.
Prerequisite: PHED 3103.  Course rotation: Spring of odd years.