This course is designed to provide HPE students with an overview of the field of health and physical education. Topics include, but not limited to, health promotion and behavioral changes, human wellness, careers in health and physical education, knowledge and skills essential to the development of health and physical education literacy, testing and evaluation of changes, and health promotion models. Emphasis is placed upon career opportunities in this multi-faceted profession as well.
This course aims at introducing students to the basic concepts of health and physical education. It covers topics such as health, physical fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, diseases, and drug uses. It also enables students to apply those concepts of personal health in ways that are complementary to each other in various learning settings.
This course is designed to introduce HPE students to the fundamentals of selected invasion games that will help further develop their skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for teaching purposes. Invasion will be used to enable students to develop a generic teaching approach. Invasion games are team games in which the purpose is to invade the opponents territory while scoring and keeping the opponents’ points to a minimum, and all within a certain time period. Students are expected to achieve some degree of proficiency in the skills required by these invasion games. HPE Students are expected to model best teaching practices in invasion games. Skill development and content knowledge is emphasized. In-depth practice of skill progressions, offensive strategies, officiating and use of authentic assessment is required/emphasized/expected. HPE students will be exposed to specific aspects of sports and game skills for understanding which they will subsequently teach. Course content will be taught through a combination of lectures, micro-teaching, group discussions and activities, presentations, videos, and project-based approach.
This course is designed to introduce the basic fundamentals and techniques of swimming. Emphasis will be placed on development of basic strokes and rhythmic breathing. Water safety techniques and safe water habits will be emphasized.
This is a lecture/lab course. The lecture part of the course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the structure and functions of various systems of the human body relevant to physical education. Course contents will include the human skeleton, muscular system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, and nervous system. The lab part is hands-on where students examine and explore body systems.
This course is design to provide an understanding of the methods and practices in teaching physical education to individuals with a variety of disabilities. Physical/physiological characteristics of individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities will also be covered.
This course is designed to introduce fundamental issues related to school and community health. Topics include, but not limited to, environmental influences, health policy, health care system, and students’ unhealthy risk behaviors.
This is a lecture/lab course designed to study the human body under the influence of exercise. The lecture part is developed to provide a comprehensive understanding of body's physiological responses and adaptations to various types of exercises and training conditions. The lab part is designed to allow students to examine the human body under the influence of exercise.
This is an introductory course in motor learning and development. Emphasis is placed on utilizing basic knowledge of the human development and motor learning processes for more effective understanding as to why and how children and adults learn and perform motor skills.
This course aims at introducing the skills and training concepts of track and field. Candidates will learn the mechanics of track and field events (sprints, relays, hurdles, distance, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, and discus). Candidates are expected to achieve an intermediate level of skill in the events. Conditioning and rules will also be covered.
This course is designed to help candidates increase their understanding of how to develop and assess overall physical fitness levels including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance through practical application of the training principles. Students will be required to develop, execute, and evaluate different workout plans. In this course, candidates will learn to plan, implement, motivate, and evaluate school-age- students’ physical fitness levels. In addition, to help students develop a positive attitude towards physical exercise and healthy living, workout sessions, aerobic exercise, class lectures, and class discussion will be held.
This course is designed to provide an in-depth review of a variety of traditional and contemporary curricular models for health and physical education. Students will study topics related to philosophical perspectives in various types of programs. Additional emphasis will also be given to designing and producing an elementary, junior/middle, or secondary curricula for the future and the evaluation model which could be utilized to assess its effectiveness.
This course is designed to expose HPE students to various aspects of school students’ personal health and wellness. Topics will include, but are not limited to: school students’ eating habits, physical fitness, weight management, disease prevention, substance use and abuse. HPE Students will engage in hands-on activities that will enable them to teach school students how to adopt a healthy lifestyle. HPE students will develop health and physical exercise lesson and unit plans to school students, participate in teaching lesson plans through microteaching to classmates and critique lesson plans, apply lesson plans to school children in a school environment, assess school students’ unhealthy living habits and apply techniques to modify unhealthy living habits, design physical exercise programs for school students to develop and maintain physical fitness, and prepare diet plans using weight management techniques.
This is a lecture/lab course. The lecture part is developed to provide an understanding of the nature and cause of injuries related to the physical activities of children and athletes. Emphasis will be placed on common injury prevention, care, recognition, and management with focus on hands-on skills. The lab part is hands-on where students are expected to handle various injuries commonly found in physical activity settings.
This course is designed to provide candidates with a wide-variety of individual and dual sports to further develop their skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Candidates are expected to achieve an intermediate level of skill in the selected individual and dual sports. Sports and lifetime activities may include: walking and running, weight-training, badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Practice outside of class time may be necessary for some candidates to achieve the expected performance level. The course will also implement physical fitness and candidates will be tested throughout the semester on muscular endurance, and cardio respiratory fitness. Candidates will be evaluated on a number of fitness tests to measure physical fitness and also evaluate improvement.
This course aims at educating candidates with the methods of teaching health and physical education at the elementary education level including writing goals, objectives, lesson plans, self-evaluation of teaching, teaching and learning styles, skill analysis, and classroom management theories and practices. It requires candidates to conduct both clinical observations and clinical teaching experiences.
This course aims at introducing candidates to the concepts of gross-motor skills, fine-motor skills, manipulative skills and perceptual awareness skills in the early childhood stage, which are related to personal health and safety. It covers topics such as locomotive skills, stability skills and manipulative skills. Emphasis is placed on movement concepts of body parts and shapes, efforts of speed and force, space of levels and direction, and the relationships between objects and peers. It also enables candidates to apply those concepts of personal health and safety in ways that are complementary to each other in various learning settings.
This course is designed to introduce candidates to the construction, administration, and analysis of skills tests, of performance rubrics and of health and fitness assessments. Students apply descriptive and inferential statistical procedures in health and exercise settings.
This is a lecture/lab course. The lecture part aims at introducing the investigation and application of mechanical principles to the study of human motion and the motion of sport objects. Health and Physical education students will learn systematic approaches for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the human body as it engages in motor activities. The lab part is hands-on where students apply mechanical principles to study human movement.
This course aims at presenting scientific basis for sports nutrition with emphasis on basic nutritional concepts, energy expenditure during resistance and endurance exercise, diet during training, timing and composition of the pre- and post- competition meals, use of food supplements and ergogenic aids, and the special needs of various athletic groups
This course is designed to introduce the principles and foundations of sport management and application in sport industries. Issues discussed include core management principles, ethics, industry structure, growth trends, and contemporary problems and issues.
This course aims at educating candidates with the methods of teaching health and physical education at the secondary school level including writing goals, objectives, lesson plans, self-evaluation of teaching, teaching and learning styles, skill analysis, and classroom management theories and practices. It requires candidates to conduct both clinical observations and clinical teaching experiences.
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the social and psychological factors related to exercise participation. Main topics include exercise and psychological well-being; personality; body image and self-presentational concerns; theories of motivation; self-perceptions; motivational factors; stress management ; and psychological methods for enhancing personal development and physical performance. HPE Students will engage in hands-on activities that will enable them to teach school students various psychological theories and constructs that affect exercise participation and adherence that include developing lesson plans, teaching lesson plans through microteaching to classmates and critiquing lesson plans, and applying lesson plans to school children in a school environment. Course content will be taught through a combination of lectures, group discussions and activities, presentations, videos, and project-based projects.
This course focuses on athletics and sport development and its role in society. Topics such as the role of sport in the context of health, leisure, social inclusion and exclusion, professionalization, marketing, culture, and media will be addressed.
This course is designed to introduce the various coaching styles and techniques, influences of fitness, motivational factors, injuries, sports psychology and the role of the coach. The course will be of interest to physical education teachers and any sports man or woman interested in coaching styles and techniques.
This course is designed to develop techniques and movements associated with self-defense. It introduces the skills and methods of self- defense while emphasizing mental and physical discipline.
This course is designed to develop cardiovascular fitness though activities intended to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. In this course, candidates will learn to plan, implement, motivate, and evaluate their students’ physical fitness levels.
This course is designed to provide HPE students with a comprehensive understanding of the connections between physical activity, nutrition, health and well-being. Topics covered include and not limited to: basic nutritional concepts, healthy diets, energy expenditure, weight management, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrients and disease prevention, and use of food supplements and ergogenic aids during physical exercise. HPE students will be engaged in hands-on activities that enable them to teach school students the importance of nutrition to health and physical activity. HPE students will develop lesson and unit plans, participate in teaching lesson plans through microteaching to classmates and critiquing lesson plans, and teach lesson plans to school children in a school environment. Course content will be taught through a combination of lectures, micro-teaching, group discussions and activities, presentations, videos, and project-based approach.
This course is a crowning experience coming at the end of the program with the specific objective of integrating knowledge, concepts, and skills associated with an entire sequence of study in the program. The course is designed to build on skills acquired in earlier courses. It emphasizes situations and challenges that exist in the "real world" and measures the student's achievement of the institution's general educational objective and the learning outcomes of the teacher education program. It is expected that students in the capstone experience will creatively analyse, synthesize, evaluate and reflect on learned knowledge in a project having a professional focus, while demonstrating capacity for being a teacher leader and fostering school change.
The aim of this course is to provide candidates with an opportunity to spend a full semester student teaching in one of the schools. During the course candidates are expected to demonstrate mastery of all standards for beginning teachers that have been adopted by the College of Education teacher programs. Planning and preparation, instruction, the classroom environment and professional responsibilities are the four domains in which candidates are evaluated. Candidates are expected to keep a student teaching portfolio to document work not demonstrated during a classroom observation visit. (This course is conducted in the last semester. Capstone Course (3 Cr. Hrs.) should be taken during the internship semester).
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