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Physical Education (PE) (PE Major Courses) Course Offerings

Major courses in physical education are restricted to intended and accepted student majors.

1900 SEMINAR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1)

Opportunities to familiarize freshmen and transfer students with the campus, university, College of Education, and HPER Department policies and procedures. May not be counted for degree credit.

3092 PE CERTIFICATION REVIEW (1)

Prerequisite: Course will be taken prior to student teaching. Course is restricted to students currently enrolled in the program and CSU program completers.

Review of physical education theory and practice in preparation for the State Teacher Certification Examination. May not be counted for degree credit.

1950/195 INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION/FIELD (2)

Introduction to the fundamental scientific and scholarly sub disciplines in the field of physical education Introduction to educational learning theory, teacher dispositions, lesson plan construction and Illinois learning standards. Fifteen clock hours in field. Credit not given for both PE 1950 and PE 200.

2010/201 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (2)

Study of the philosophical and historical foundations of physical education and sport. These perspectives will be used to define the role of the professional physical educator in the elementary, middle and high school grades. (A writing emphasis course.)

2070/207 USE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS /4/ (3)

Application of computer technology use for the physical education teacher and the recreational professional. Use of word processing, spread sheet, presentation software, web page building, grading software and other profession-specific software. Credit not given for both PE/REC 206 and PE/REC 2010/207.

2080 NONTRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES (1)

This course will focus on the teaching of a variety of nontraditional activities that are taught in K-12. Students will learn the procedures of various activities and how to teach the activities to K-12 students.

2130/213 TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS ACTIVITY /2 (1)

Specific knowledge of beginning tumbling, gymnastics and apparatus. Four women’s events, six men’s events. Emphasis on mastery of beginning skills and teaching techniques. Peer teaching, lesson planning, and practical skills testing are emphasized. Credit can not be given for both PE 155 and 2130.

2140/214 MOVEMENT CONCEPTS AND DANCE ACTIVITY /4 (2)

Skills for the teaching of space awareness, effort concepts, relationships, traveling, rhythmic experiences, folk dances, and creative experiences to enhance the range and quality of skill development. Peer teaching, lesson planning, and skills testing are emphasized.

Credit cannot be given for both PE 156 and 2140.

2360/236 AQUATICS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS ACTIVITY /4 (2)

Prerequisite: Intended physical education and recreation majors.

This course is designed for physical education teachers and recreation leaders who will be expected to teach aquatics. It includes progressive swimming instruction, observation and participation in other aquatic activities and peer teaching. Credit not given

2363/263 MOTOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT/4 (4) 

Introduction to the major theoretical frameworks concerning motor skill acquisition. Emphasis is given to the discussion of such concepts as task constraints in young performers, knowledge of results, attention, memory, positive transfer, practice conditions which induce maximal learning, and motivation in order to facilitate instruction in physical education and coaching settings.

2380/238 LIFETIME SPORTS ACTIVITY /4 (2)

Prerequisite: Intended physical education and recreation majors.

Instruction in basic skills, rules, terminology, and strategies for a variety of lifetime activities: tennis, golf, badminton, archery, bowling, and table games. Peer teaching, lesson planning, and skills testing are emphasized. Credit can not be given for both PE 157 and 2380.

2390/239 TEAM SPORTS ACTIVITY /4 (2)

Prerequisite: Intended physical education or recreation majors.

Instruction in basic skills, rules, terminology, strategies and teaching techniques of a variety of team sports: softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, and flag football. Peer teaching, lesson planning, and skills testing are emphasized. Credit can not be given for both PE 158 and 2390.

2500 ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

Address strategies and techniques used in assessment of elementary, middle and secondary level students in a physical activity setting. Various instruments will be examined, developed and administered to peers for evaluation and understanding of the feasibility and performance of the assessments.

2610/261 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL FITNESS LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (2)

Presentation of fundamental fitness principles, experiencing of basic fitness activities for K-12 students, and incorporation of fitness into the physical education program. Introduction to heart rate monitors and TriFit machine technology. Credit not given for both PE 2610 and PE 260.

2611 PRINCIPLES OF GROUP FITNESS (2)

Skills for the teaching of group fitness incorporating a variety of formats related to current trends. Peer teaching emphasized.

2620 INTRO TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3)

Prerequisite: Zool 2050 Human Anatomy

Basic physiological considerations of responses of the body to exercise including sources of energy, cardiovascular responses, muscle function, development of strength, and environmental considerations.

2363/263 MOTOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT (4)

An introduction to the major theoretical frameworks of motor skill development. Emphasis is given to the effects of biology, task and environment on the development of motor skills.

2800/280 BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION/FIELD/ (2)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the university qualifying examinations in English, reading and mathematics.

Provides pre-service teachers the opportunity to reflect upon the personal dispositions that assist in the development of effective teachers. Focus is on the “person of the teacher” and how personal development affects the professional attitudes and abilities necessary for teaching in a heterogeneous physical education class and required for effective class management. Preparation for State of Illinois Basic Skills

Teacher Certification Test. Thirty-five hours field experience in teacher aiding.

3010/301 APPLIED BIOMECHANICS /4 (3)

Prerequisite: ZOOL 2050 or consent of the department.

Structure and function of body muscles. Relationship to physical activity and performance. Additional course fee.

3030/303 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: PSLY 2040 or consent of the department.

Physiology of muscular movement relating to changes in the organism during and following exercise with emphasis upon the significance of such changes at various age levels. Additional course fee.

3040/304 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION /FIELD (3)

Prerequisite: S ED 4301 or consent of the department.

Offers content on providing physical activity for persons with disabilities. The course will provide lectures on: characteristics of selected disabilities; federal and state laws for educating persons with disabilities; appropriate teaching and coaching strategies; equipment and behavior management strategies. Fifteen hours in teaching aiding.

3280 PSYCH-SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT (3)

Prerequisite: PSYC 2040

Study of the psychological and social factors that influence physical activity as they relate to the teaching of physical education and coaching of sports.

3520/352 CURRICULUM DESIGN IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (2)

Prerequisite: PE 2010.

Introduction to curriculum theory, physical education curriculum models, and curriculum design, along with practical and theoretical issues and concerns. Writing emphasis course.

4022/302 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of math proficiency requirement and Math 1010 or consent of the department.

Study, interpretation and practices in evaluative techniques. Additional course fee.

4520 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION/FIELD (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education and completion of either PE 4530/5530 or 4540/5440 and either ED 4550/5450 or ED 4510/5510  

Supervised internship experience totaling one hundred clock hours in the field.  Fifty hours must be completed at both the elementary/middle school and high school student teaching site.  To be taken the long semester before student teaching.

4530/353 METHODS AND PRACTICUM IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL / FIELD (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education

Exploration of the teaching skills required for effectively teaching physical education at the elementary/middle school.  Determining skill proficiency levels. Planning, organizing, establishing an environment for learning, strategies for maintaining appropriate behavior, assessing student learning, and teaching children with disabilities and from various cultural backgrounds are emphasized.  A writing emphasis course.  Course offered in spring term only.

4540/354 METHODS AND PRACTICUM IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL /FIELD (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education, ELCF 5500 and READ 4100, or concurrent registration with ELCF 5500 and READ 4100.

Examination of the instructional, managerial, and social task systems that comprise the ecology of the classroom for the effective teaching of physical education at the secondary level.  Teaching special populations and the students of various cultural backgrounds is emphasized.  A writing emphasis course.

4750/375 STUDENT TEACHING IN K-12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION /FIELD (6)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education; completion of all other coursework in the approved program; a 2.5 grade point average in the area of specialization, in professional education, and in all coursework required in the approved program; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.

Off-campus placement in elementary/middle and high school: eight weeks teaching in an elementary school (grades K-8) or middle school (grades 5-8); eight weeks teaching in a high school (grades 9-12).

University and cooperating school supervision. Five full days including seminar for 16 weeks. Credit not given for both P E 292 or 293 and PE 4750/375. No other courses in the specific requirements for the degree may be taken during the semester of student teaching. Up to 6 additional credit hours may be taken during the student teaching semester, from an approved list designated by the department.