Physical Education

  • SED PE 103: Introduction to Physical Activity and Movement
    In this course, students will examine and analyze contemporary views and practices of health, wellness, and physical activity through review of: historical and philosophical perspectives; evolving issues and discussions in the health, wellness, and physical activity fields; review of sociocultural influences in professional practices and research paradigms; current recommendations for research-based health, wellness, and physical activity practices and/or behaviors. 2 cr.
  • 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 into classroom settings. 2 cr.
  • 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. 2 cr.
  • 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. 4 cr.
  • SED PE 500: Universal Design for Working with Youth
    Universal Design is a research-based instructional design framework that helps practitioners reduce barriers to comprehension and skill development by creating flexible and inclusive learning environments. In light of the diverse representations of cognitive and physical abilities found among students in youth development settings (such as physical or health education classrooms, sports teams, and after-school programs), the need for flexible means of content delivery, student assessment, student engagement, and environmental design is critical to a program's success. PE 500 will explore the roots of Universal Design, the Universal Design for Learning framework (as developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology), and ways Universal Design for Learning can be applied to a variety of youth development environments. 2 cr.
  • 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. 4 cr.
  • 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. 3 cr.
  • SED PE 506: Motor Development: Considerations for Planning Movement
    For classroom teachers, special education teachers, coaches, and movement specialists. Examines motor development through the lifespan, as well as and methods of adapting physical activities for students who may have physical, cognitive, social/emotional, learning, and/or sensory disabilities. 4?cr.
  • SED PE 513: Practical Applications for PE and HE
    Introduces future educators, coaches, and movement professionals to fundamental movement skills, principles of fitness education, sport rules and skills, and teaching methodologies related to movement education. In addition to scheduled course time, students will participate in a 40-hour pre-practicum experience during the semester. 4 cr.
  • 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. Graduate Prereq: SED PE 375 or Consent of Instructor. 4 cr.
  • 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. Fldwk w/ seminar. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr.
  • 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 supervising practitioners and University program supervisor Fldwk w/ seminar. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr.
  • 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. 2 cr.
  • 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.
  • 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 socio cultural sociocultural motivations. Role of sport in past and current societies. 4 cr.