TECHNOLOGY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (SP/Even Years)
This course provides students with an introduction to the types of technology utilized in physical education and health. Students learn to find and access search engines and data bases to create authentic assessments. Students also learn how to research and write grants to supplement and fund physical education/health budgets.
LEADERSHIP IN PHYSICAL CONDITIONING (FA/SP)
Military conditioning with emphasis on leadership and leading small groups designed to progressively increase student physical fitness using U.S. Army physical conditioning methods and standards. This course is offered to all UOG students with no commitment to the Army ROTC program. Course will primarily be ability group oriented with emphasis on physical fitness goals and demonstrated abilities to lead physical training activities.
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS (FA)
This course provides students with opportunities to engage in various individual sports taught in the schools such as: badminton, tennis, bowling, fencing, archery, golf, and self-defense. Students learn how to plan developmentally appropriate activities and assess student performance toward learning objectives.
WILDERNESS SPORTS AND ADVENTURE EDUCATION (SP)
This course provides students with opportunities to participate in physically challenging outdoor activities such as camping backpacking, canoeing, hiking, mountaineering, orienteering, and windsurfing. Students engage in initiatives where obstacles are contrived and environments are created that challenges students to work with individuals and groups to solve problems.
MOTOR LEARNING (F/Odd Years)
This course provides students with an understanding of the processes that underlie human movement learning. Students learn how to assess performance and provide effective instruction that optimizes skill acquisition and performance.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FOR EDUCATORS (F/Even Years)
This course provides students who are interested in teaching health in the 6-12 setting, an introduction to the various aspects of community health at the local, federal, and international levels. This course introduces students to the discipline of community health education and examines the social/political reasons why community health problems continue to exist. Students think critically on issues concerning the legislation and financing of health care services as well as view a community’s health status as a part of a larger, global community.
TEAM SPORTS (FA)
This is a professional preparation course providing instruction in a variety of team sports that are included in the schools. Analysis of skills, drills, strategies and rules are addressed as well as teaching strategies for different age groups and skill level.
EDUCATIONAL GYMNASTICS, DANCE, AND GAMES (F/Odd Years)
This course provides students with an understanding of fundamental movement concepts that underlie educational gymnastics, dance, and games at the PK-12 levels. Students learn how to plan developmentally appropriate activities and assess student performance toward learning objectives.
SCHOOL HEALTH (SP/Odd Years)
This course provides students who are interested in teaching health in the 6-12 setting, an in-depth understanding of personal health issues and health issues in general that affect students in the 6-12 setting. This course integrates the concepts of the Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP).
Prerequisite: PE200, PE214.
PE/ HS322 (3)
Kinesiology is the study of the human body from the viewpoint of the physical sciences. It is an essential part of the educational experience of students of physical education, dance, sport, and physical medicine. The function of the course is to contribute not only to successful participation in various physical activities, but also to the improvement of the human structure through the intelligent selection of activities and the efficient use of the body.
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in EN111 and BI124-124L.
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (SP)
This course is designed to assist potential teachers and others involved in activity programs to be safely effective in the gymnasium and on the athletic playing field. Study focuses on how the body, from a functional standpoint, responds and adjusts to exercise. Both acute and prolonged (chronic) exercise, as used in exercise training, are considered.
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in EN111, BI124-124L, BI125-125L, BI125-125L or consent of instructor required.
SPORTS INSTRUCTION/ATHLETICS I (FA/Even Years)
This course provides students who are interested in sports instruction for individual and team sports at the elementary level, with an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices. This course specifically focuses on appropriate skill development, sport pedagogy, organization and administration, nutrition, and risk management specific to the elementary level. Observation and service learning experiences provide for application of classroom material. The course also prepares students to take the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) exam.
Prerequisites: ED201, PE212, PE352
METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION (FA)
This course focuses upon planning, implementing, and assessing developmentally appropriate physical education, dance and health programs that meet national standards and the diverse needs of students pre-K- 6 grade.
Prerequisite: ED201, ED300, with grades of C or above. Concurrent enrollment with PE392a is required.
METHODS OF TEACHING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (SP)
This course prepares the physical or health Teacher Candidate to develop and present physical education and health programs that meet the needs of all students in the secondary school setting including those with disabilities or health-related limitations. Attention is given to develop knowledge, skills and dispositions required to implement and assess developmentally appropriate secondary programs.
Prerequisites: ED201, ED300, with a grade of C or better. Students must have been admitted to the
Concentration in Teaching Physical Education. Concurrent enrollment with PE392b is required.
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION (FA)
This field experience focuses on providing opportunity for Teacher Candidates to observe, assist, plan, implement and assess developmentally appropriate physical education in pre-K-5 th grade. Teacher Candidates are scheduled for two hours per week in an elementary school throughout the semester.
Prerequisites: ED201, ed300 with a grade of “C: or above. Students must have been admitted to the Concentration in Teaching Physical Education. Concurrent registration with PE352 is required.
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING PHYSICAL AND HEALTH:
This field experience focuses on providing opportunity for teacher candidates to implement content, methods, and strategies for teaching developmentally appropriate physical education and health through observing, assisting, and teaching in the secondary setting under the guidance of a mentor teacher. Teacher candidates are scheduled for two hours per week in a secondary school.
Prerequisite: ED201, ED300, with grades of C or better. The theory course PE353 must be taken concurrently.
SPORTS INSTRUCTION/ATHLETICS II (SP/Odd Years)
This course provides students who are interested in sports instruction for individual and team sports at the secondary level, with an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices. This course specifically focuses on appropriate skill development, sport pedagogy, organization and administration, nutrition, and risk management specific to the secondary level. Observation and service learning experiences provide for application of classroom material. The course also prepares students to take the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) exam.
Prerequisites: ED201, PE212, PE353
ADAPTED AND DEVELOPMENTAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE (SP/ Even Years)
This course emphasizes assessment, design, and implementation of physical education that meets the
developmental characteristics and special needs of pre-school and school age children, youth, and adults including those with disabilities or health related impairments. Particular attention is paid to adaptations to instruction, equipment and facilities to accommodate and individualized PE instruction for students with disabilities in schools and participants in community settings.
Prerequisite: ED201, ED300 with a grade of “C” or above.
PRACTICUM IN STUDENT TEACHING: SECONDARY (F/SP)
This course is the final requirement in the course sequence.This course provides teaching experience under intensive supervision in private or public schools. Students will spend 8 weeks at an elementary site and 8 weeks at a secondary site. Regular observation, counseling and evaluation are provided by SOE. Grading system: A,P, NC. General prerequisites: overall GPA of at least 2.5 with a GPA of 2.7 in the teaching area; completion of all education and PE courses; senior standing; no general ed or PE course can be taken concurrently without special permission from their program chairperson; application must be completed by announced deadline. Student is required to be present at the assigned school the entire school day and is advised to follow the Department of Education guidelines.