certification as ropes course facilitator. Knowledge and experience in the
setup, spotting, and safety practices employed in state-of-the-art ropes
course uses. Prerequisite: EDPH U141. Pass/fail credit.
EDPH U143. Outdoor Climbing and Rappelling (1) Skill development,
safety, spotting, safety practices, and knowledge of and use of proper
equipment. Pass/fail credit.
EDPH U175. Team Building Activities (1) Team work development in
critical motor skills in a physical education curriculum. Prerequisites: Physical
Education majors only, or consent of instructor. Pass/fail credit.
EDPH U180. Swimming (1) Skill development, basic strokes, elementary
diving, knowledge of water and pool safety. Pass/fail credit.
EDPH U200. Foundations of Physical Education (3) The scope of the
physical education field, historical background, principles, philosophy, current
issues, professional leadership and publications.
EDPH U223. Advanced Snow Skiing (1) Pole plant location, moguls,
planning line, constant turns, and advanced trail skiing. Prerequisite: ability
to snow ski. Pass/fail credit.
EDPH U235. Dance and Gymnastics (3) Skills analysis, methods and
techniques for organizing and teaching dance, gymnastics and tumbling,
including opportunities for peer teaching experience.
EDPH U242. Principles of Recreation (3) The significance and meaning
of leisure in modern society, theories of play, the recreational movement in
the U.S., and programs of recreation in the school, community and industry.
EDPH U265. Officiating of Sports (3) Rules, officiating techniques, and
problems arising in officiating, with emphasis on major team sports. Students
are encouraged to obtain official’s rating.
EDPH U280. Swimming and Water Safety (1) The teaching of swimming
and water safety, skill mastery, lifesaving, pool hygiene, management, and
safety. For advanced swimmers. Pass/fail credit.
EDPH U304. Motor Learning and Development (3) Processes associ-ated
with acquisition of psychomotor skill and the neuromuscular function
involved in the control of movement. The application of the developmental
processes as it relates to motor learning is also explored. A practicum is
required. Prerequisite: EDPH U200.
EDPH U312. Teaching Secondary Physical Education (4) Orientation to
teaching physical education in grades 6-12. Emphasis is on teaching styles,
methods and curriculum. A practicum in the public schools is required.
Prerequisites: EDPH U200, junior standing, and Physical Education majors
only, or consent of instructor.
EDPH U315. Outdoor Sports (3) Study of outdoor sports and pursuits.
Includes participation in the scope and sequence of skill development in
at least two outdoor sports, including hiking, backpacking, orienteering,
survival skills, geocaching, and rock climbing.
EDPH U318. Sport Ethics (3) Understanding the moral and ethical issues
in sport. A focus on coaches, athletic directors, league directors, athletes,
parents, etc. and their ethical and moral responsibilities as it pertains to
sport. Issues such as health and safety of athletes, Title IX, recruiting of
athletes, use of performance-enhancing drugs as well as other current
events will be examined.
EDPH U320. Team Sports I (3) Skills for basketball, flag football, and team
building games. Students will learn proper skill progressions, techniques
that are used to link fundamental movement with sports skills, and how to
evolve simple strategies into more complex game play.
EDPH U325. Principles of Coaching (3). General understanding of the
philosophies and ideologies of coaching. Includes in-depth research based
discussion on coaching responsibilities related to: motivation, discipline,
sportsmanship, development of the whole student athlete as a person,
organization, game management, and the coach as a teacher. Students
are required to complete the American Sport Education Program’s “Coaching
Principles” exam, and if successful, will receive ASEP certification in Coaching
Principles and be listed in the National Coaches Registry.
EDPH U327. Practicum in Coaching (2). Guided practical experience
in an athletic team setting. Requires 35 hours of volunteer coaching to be
determined by the student with the instructor's permission. Prerequisites:
EDPH 318 and EDPH 325.
EDPH U395. Special Topics (3) Selected topics in Exercise and Sport
Science. Topics vary depending on faculty expertise. This course may be
repeated for credit if the topic is different. Prerequisites: junior standing,
or permission of instructor.
EDPH U399. Independent Study (1-3) Topics assigned and approved by
adviser, instructor and dean.
EDPH U405. Teaching Elementary Physical Education (4) Orientation
to teaching physical education in grades PreK-5. Emphasis is on teaching
styles, methods and curriculum. A practicum in the public schools is required.
Prerequisites: admission to the professional program and EDPH U312, or
consent of instructor.
EDPH U415. Individual Sports (3) Skills for golf, tennis, and inline skat-ing.
Students will learn proper skill progressions, techniques that are used
to link fundamental movement with sports skills, and how to evolve simple
strategies into more complex game play.
EDPH U420. Team Sports II (3) Skills for volleyball, softball and soccer.
Students will learn proper skill progressions, techniques that are used to
link fundamental movement with sports skills, and how to evolve simple
strategies into more complex game play. Prerequisites: admission to the
professional program, EDPH U200, or consent of instructor.
EDPH U445. Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education (3)
History, basic statistical techniques utilized in scoring and interpreting tests,
evaluation of measures now available in the field, and the administration
of a testing program. Prerequisites: admission to the professional program
and MATH U102 or PSYC U225 or SOCY U220.
EDPH U450. Clinical Experience (1) A supervised clinical experience
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