Physical Education & Coaching

  • SED PE 103: Intro. to Human Movement
    Historical, philosophical, physical, intellectual, and psychosocial reasons for human movement: emotional expression, ego development, interpersonal relationships, communication, fitness, safety, work, health, and recreation. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED PE 211: Movement Education: Early Childhood to Adolescence
    Assists special education and elementary school teachers in the organization, planning, and integrating of motor activities. Children from the Boston public schools are taught skills in the areas of rhythms, gymnastics, creative games, and ball activities; movement principles. 2 cr, either sem. Staff On Demand
  • SED PE 250: Community Leadership through Youth Sport Coaching
    This course will enable students to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the youth sport coach as well as to develop basic coaching skills through classroom study of coaching theory combined with practical involvement in a community sport organization.
  • SED PE 375: Psychology of Sport
    Introduction to the field of sport psychology. An overview of theory and practice related to contemporary issues in the field, including personality and performance, motivation, attention control, leadership styles, stress/arousal/anxiety, athletic counseling, performance enhancement techniques, and testing and performance motivation. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 502: Mvmt/Phys Activ
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SED PE 505: Foundations of Sport Science
    Overview of essential concepts in the sport sciences, including: exercise, physiology, sport biomechanics, principles of strength and endurance training, and sport nutrition. Open to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students interested in the sport sciences. 2 or 3cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 506: Motor Development: Considerations for Planning Movement
    For classroom teachers, special education teachers, and movement specialists. Examines motor development and methods of adapting physical activities for students who may have physical, cognitive, social/emotional, learning, and/or sensory disabilities. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED PE 513: Practical Applications for PE and HE
    Through a combination of seminar and practicum experiences, students learn and apply current theory and methods for implementing physical and health education. The focus is on providing students experiences in observing, planning and implementing effective learning activities and lessons. 4 cr. 1st sem.
  • SED PE 529: The Psychology of Coaching Teams
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED PE375 or Consent of Instructor
    This course aims to give students a better understanding of the complex web of psychological factors that coaches contend with when trying to create a successful team. Central topics include leadership, group cohesion, collective-efficacy, systems theory, group psychodynamics and team dynamics. Students study different theories that might explain group and team behavior. As part of their learning students are required to participate in a group project to experience a team dynamic firsthand. The course also focuses on understanding how great coaches accomplish their success. An important aspect of the course is for students to consider the ethical and moral dimensions of coaching in different contexts. In this discussion we examine the central topics of sportsmanship and character development. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 580: Student Teaching Practicum: Physical Education, Pre-K-8
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking initial licensure in physical education in elementary and middle schools. Students are placed in schools for daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 581: Student Teaching Half Practicum: Physical Education, Pre-K-8
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking current initial licensure in physical education, i.e., Pre-K-8 and 5-12. Course supplements SED PE 582. Students are placed in schools for the daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 582: Student Teaching Practicum: Physical Education 5-12
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking initial licensure in physical education in middle, junior, and senior high schools. Students are placed in schools for daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 583: Student Teaching Half Practicum: Physical Education, 5-12
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking current initial licensure in physical education, i.e., 5-12. This course is needed in addition to SED PE 580. Students are placed in schools for the daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 584: Half Prac:5-12
  • SED PE 591: Coaching Practica
    These courses are designed to assist students in preparing for their practical experiences coaching. Through discussion of readings, reflection and written work, students help each other, with the assistance of the instructor, to solve problems related to experiences at the practicum sites. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 592: Coaching Practica
    These courses are designed to assist students in preparing for their practical experiences coaching. Through discussion of readings, reflection and written work, students help each other, with the assistance of the instructor, to solve problems related to experiences at the practicum sites. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 705: Analysis of Teaching Movement
    Teaching human movement activities in the context of innovative techniques, current humanizing influences, shared decision-making principles, and psychosocial influences in general motor learning. Converts basic physical educational theories and current research into classroom, gymnasium, and playing field practices. 4 cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED PE 710: Sport Theory and Social Systems
    Relationship of sport and cultural dynamics, sociogenic factors underlying competitive physical activity, and the behavioral responses of sport participants to various sociocultural motivations. Role of sport in past and current societies. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED PE 720: Seminar in Kinesiology
    Application of muscular analysis to motor functions. Integration of structural, functional, biomechanical, developmental, and psychological components within physical activities. Focus on the mechanism of movement through laboratory analysis. 2cr, 1st sem.