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 501: Methods of Coaching
    Principles and problems in coaching various individual and team sports. Theory and techniques in coaching including offensive and defensive strategy and scouting. Women's and men's sports. The online version of this course is offered each summer. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED PE 504: Workshop: Coaching Strategies
    For students of current theories and advanced techniques in the coaching of team and individual sports. The sport selected for the particular workshop announced prior to registration. 4cr.
  • 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 507: The Structure and Functions of the Human Body for Educators
    Students will learn the fundamental principles of human anatomy and physiology with a particular focus on application to physical education, sport settings, and health education. Although students learn the structures and functions of the human body, emphasis is placed on how theory meets practice for sport and physical education. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 508: Curriculum and Special Methods for Physical Education
    Examines societal and educational variables associated with development of innovative programs of physical education. Emphasizes curriculum trends, current practices, and constructing courses of study in schools and agencies. 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 515: Institute on Physical Fitness
    Development and administration of programs that improve fitness levels. Weight regulation, physical activity, and nutrition and human movement efficiency. 4 cr, Summer Term.
  • SED PE 519: Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education
    Examines methods of adapting physical activities for special-needs students who may have physical, cognitive, social/emotional, learning, and/or sensory disabilities. Through field experiences, students observe exemplary adaptive physical education environments that accord with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 2 cr, alternate years.
  • 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 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.