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Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.
This introductory course examines the basis for and interrelationships among the six aspects of wellness: social, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental. The course addresses issues of physical fitness, wellness, and personal safety applicable to the college age group.
A critical analysis of sociocultural issues of the body, physical education, and performance programs. Special emphases are placed upon gender, race, and social class issues and their implications for education and sport.
Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and have completed or are taking concurrently BSC 215.
This course is designed to assess the sport skill and knowledge of students who intend to major in physical education teacher education. Students will demonstrate their ability in fundamental movement skills as well as specific activity skills in soccer, speedball, flag football, softball, ultimate frisbee, and team handball. Students will be required to pass knowledge examinations on concepts of the activities listed above.
The purpose of this course is to improve students' performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in track and field, and net/wall games, and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these activities.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of current curricular and instructional practices for secondary physical education programming. Students will become acquainted with models of secondary physical education programs and learn teaching practices which promote effective teaching methods appropriate to this population. This course must be taken in conjunction with HPE 351.
The purpose of this clinical experience is to provide students opportunities to teach secondary students in a public school setting. Students will become acquainted with effective teaching methods appropriate to this population. This course must be taken in conjunction with HPE 350.
Provides knowledge of subject matter for elementary physical education and a comprehensive K—5 curriculum. Concurrent enrollment in HPE 361 is required.
This course is designed to help students improve their abilities to teach elementary physical education and to plan and reflect on lessons, units, and a comprehensive K—5 curriculum. This course must be taken concurrently with HPE 360.
Study of growth in phylogenetic and ontogenetic sequence, and the motor development sequence across the lifespan; integration of movement skill and knowledge development. A field experience is required.
Review of basic anatomy, especially the muscular system, and examination of the relationship of fundamental laws of physics to human movement. Includes mechanical principles of skill instruction and analysis.
Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and HPE 365.
The course includes basic information on exceptionalities; movement and leisure needs of the handicapped; provisions and available programs; roles of various service agencies and organizations; state and federal legislation; and mainstreaming. A clinical experience is required.
Directed internship in an area of specialization, completed in cooperation with a community agency or business, clinical, or other appropriate organization. Observation and on-the-job experience through direct participation in ongoing programs.
Prerequisites: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and HPE 492.
A study of the application of exercise testing and prescription principles to apparently healthy and diseased populations. Successful leadership, programming, and management principles for fitness settings will also be examined.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity to further develop their skills/knowledge/instructional techniques in the area of human performance. (For human performance majors only.)
Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to the teacher education program, HPE 350, HPE 351, HPE 360, HPE 361, HPE 487, a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all work attempted, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major. Full-time supervised teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools. Includes a weekly one-hour seminar. Student teaching cannot be completed during the summer term. Application for student teaching must be made the semester prior to student teaching (excluding summer term) through the Office of Clinical Experience. Formal application meetings are held and their times will be posted in Graves Hall and announced in the Crimson White prior to the meetings.
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