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Physical Education

If you want a career in which you can enjoy sports and physical activity, give back to children or youth through teaching or coaching while fulfilling a critical role in helping people achieve a quality level of health, fitness, and skill, MTSU's Physical Education program is right for you. The program is unique, placing students, as future teachers, in several field-based experiences in schools, thus allowing them to begin educating young learners while supervised by a university professor and a public school teacher. No other program in Tennessee and few programs in the country allow the number and quality of supervised field experiences in the schools that MTSU does.

MTSU senior P.E. major Sarah Jane Barnes

Totally different from ‘regular' classroom

MTSU senior P.E. major Sarah Jane Barnes says MTSU's Physical Education program has her on the road to reaching her goal of becoming a teacher. “I have thoroughly enjoyed all my classes and classmates and teachers as well,” Barnes says. “I chose Physical Education as my major because I love sports and leading an active lifestyle and also so that I could become a basketball coach. I have had a lot of fun being around my peers and have learned and grown very much.” Barnes says the environment is totally different from that of a ‘regular' classroom setting.

Physical Education major Shelby Moore

‘Best P.E. program around'

Shelby Moore heads to graduation with confidence. A senior majoring in Physical Education, she says, “We are taught how to be the best P.E. teachers we can possibly be. I decided on this major when I realized that I really wanted to be a coach, but this program has taught me that being a teacher first is a lot more important. If you are a good teacher, then you will be a good coach! I am super excited about graduating from this program; not only have I grown to truly love teaching students physical education, but I know for a fact that this is the best P.E. program around.”

Physical Education graduates put their skills and knowledge to use in a variety of professions ranging from teaching in various settings to working as therapists to managing others in the field. A variety of examples follow:

Individuals who enter the teaching field are usually offered the option to coach in most schools or districts.

  • Elementary physical education teacher
  • Middle school physical education teacher
  • High school physical education teacher

Physical Education graduates have been hired by school districts all across Tennessee and in surrounding states.

Fitness/Health Centers

  • Aerobics instructor
  • Athletic clubs/center director
  • Corporate fitness center manager
  • Fitness trainer
  • Health or fitness club manager
  • Personal fitness trainer
  • Somatics instructor
  • Strength trainer
  • Stress management consultant
  • Weight management consultant


Recreation Careers

  • Activities instructor
  • Aquatics specialist
  • Camp instructor/park ranger
  • Commercial recreation instructor
  • Correctional facilities recreation director
  • Dance studio director/instructor
  • Facility manager
  • Intramural/recreational sports director
  • Private clubs fitness instructor
  • Resort activities instructor
  • Sports club instructor
  • Sports tour operator
  • Veterans hospital recreation director
  • Wilderness therapy program director
  • YMCA/YWCA activities instructor


Therapy-Related Careers

  • Dance therapist
  • Movement therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Recreational therapist


Other Related Careers

  • Emergency services personnel instructor
  • Military physical education specialist
  • Professional dancer
  • Protective services personnel instructor


Professional Associations/Organizations

  • Administrative assistant
  • Assistant director of administration
  • Associate executive director
  • Director of communications
  • Executive director
  • Meeting and event coordinator
  • Membership coordinator

Angela Armstrong
Lecturer
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Dr. Don Belcher
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Dr. Scott Colclough
Associate Dean
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Beverly Corlew
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Jennifer Ross Craze
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Dr. Tina Hall
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Dr. Yun Soo Lee
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Undergraduate

After completing the program requirements, students will obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Physical Education Teacher Education with a K-12 teaching license. Three different areas within the degree are available:

Physical Education Teacher Education Program
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Physical Education is offered for students seeking a Tennessee K-12 Physical Education Teaching License. Guided by the NASPE Standards for beginning teachers, the major prepares teacher candidates in the areas of physical education content knowledge, instructional assessment, curriculum planning, and effective pedagogical skills. The program includes courses in the major disciplinary areas of physical education as well as courses that include significant clinical and practical experiences.

Non-Teaching Physical Education Program
Physical education is a comprehensive field that engages individuals of all ages, abilities, and cultures in movement experiences that contribute to their growth and development. Physical education is a dynamic field, constantly evolving as societal trends, demographics, and other factors impact upon it.

Activities Program
Physical education is an integral part of the total educational process, which contributes to development in the cognitive, affective, motor, and health-related fitness learning domains. The attainment of fitness, skills, and knowledge in a variety of physical activities contributes to the social and emotional growth, as well as the physical development of each student

Students majoring in Physical Education will be required to have a minor in Secondary Education. A second minor can be obtained if an individual is interested in attending additional terms. Other areas of interest for a minor may include health education, coaching, driver's education, and dance. Specific minors offered in the Department of Human Health and Performance are Health, Health and Physical Education, Health and Human Performance, Recreation, Athletic Coaching and Officiating, Driver and Traffic Safety Education, and Communication Disorders.

Graduate​

Students may obtain a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Health and Human Performance (HHP) with a choice of two concentrations: Health and Physical Education. The Physical Education program is designed to enhance the pedagogical skills and knowledge of students who already hold a bachelor's degree in physical education. Students who hold a bachelor's degree in another field may pursue an M.S. in HHP with a concentration in Physical Education after completing required prerequisite courses. Another option is to combine the M.S. program with the post-baccalaureate K-12 licensure program. Students must complete the Ready to Teach program in order to be admitted into the program.

Students may also pursue a Ph.D. in Human Performance with a specialization in physical education. The focus of this degree is to transition individuals from physical education teacher to the role of a physical education teacher educator and researcher. See the Physical Education Graduate Program Manager for details.

Other Programs Offered by HHP

Other majors in the Department of Health and Human Performance leading to a B.S. are Athletic TrainingExercise ScienceHealth Education, which has two concentrations: Community and Public Health and Health Education and Lifetime Wellness; and Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies. Both a B.S. and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree are available through the Communication Disorders concentration under the Speech and Theatre major.

Other specializations under the Ph.D. in Human Performance are exercise science, health, kinesmetrics, and leisure studies.

In addition, M.S. degrees are available with a major in Exercise Science and a major in Leisure and Sport Management with a choice of concentrations in Recreation and Leisure Services and Sport Industry.

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. 

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Physical Education Academic Map

Department of Health and Human Performance
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3HLTH 1530/1531 rec. HLTH 3300 or PHED 33003Or approved First Aid/CPR competency
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  PHED 49103 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  PHED 44703 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  PHED 34302 
MATH (Math)3Statistics rec. PHED 37603 
PHED 39303  PHED 49303 
    YOED 25003Sec. Ed. Minor
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL17 
NOTE: Take Praxis 1 if required; submit application to Teacher Education through Womack Family Educational Leadership Office.
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
PHED 37203  PHED 39003 
PHED 49403  PHED 47103 
PHED 44003  PHED 47803 
PHED 28003  YOED 33003Sec. Ed. Minor
YOED 30003Sec. Ed. Minor    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
PHED 4800/48014  YOED 440012Professional semester–must complete for teacher licensure
PHED 49903    
PHED 4900/49014     
YOED 40206Sec. Ed. Minor    
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  HLTH 3300 or PHED 33003Or approved First Aid/CPR competency
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3HLTH 1530/1531 rec. HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  PHED 34302 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  PHED 37603 
MATH (Math)3Statistics rec. PHED 49303 
PHED 39303  PHED 49103 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  YOED 25003Sec. Ed. Minor
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL14 
NOTE: Take Praxis 1 if required; submit application to Teacher Education through Womack Family Educational Leadership Office.
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
PHED 37203  PHED 47103 
PHED 44003  PHED 47803 
PHED 28003  PHED 39003 
PHED 44703  YOED 33003Sec. Ed. Minor
YOED 30003Sec. Ed. Minor    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
PHED 49403     
SUBTOTAL3     
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
PHED 4800/48014  YOED 440012Must complete for teacher licensure
PHED 49903     
PHED 4900/49014     
YOED 40206Sec. Ed. Minor   
SUBTOTAL17  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

Physical Education

PHED 1010 - Beginning Folk and Square Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1020 - Beginning Social Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1040 - Beginning Tennis
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1050 - Adapted Physical Activity
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1060 - Adapted Physical Activity
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1080 - Beginning Bowling
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1100 - Beginning Karate
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1110 - Casting and Fishing Techniques
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1120 - Backpacking and Hiking
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1130 - Beginning Bicycling
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1140 - Gymnastics
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1150 - Beginning Badminton
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1160 - Beginning Archery
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1170 - Beginning Racquetball
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1180 - Aerobic Walking
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1190 - Aerobic Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1200 - Beginning Weight Training
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1210 - Beginning Basketball
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1220 - Beginning Soccer
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1240 - Water Aerobics
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1250 - Self Defense
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1260 - Intermediate Bicycling
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1270 - Yoga
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1271 - Intermediate Yoga
2 credit hours
An in-depth study of Hatha Yoga including the eight stages (or limbs) of yoga as explained in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali written around 200 to 300 B.C. Emphasis placed on asana (physical postures, pranayama (breathing techniques), and dyhana (meditation). Yoga as a science, art, philosophy, and lifestyle interwoven into the academic experience. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.

PHED 1280 - Beginning Pilates
1 credit hour
Series of floor exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates designed to increase strength, flexibility, stamina, and concentration. Focus on postural alignment and body mechanics; facilitates enhancement of kinesthetic sense overall and increases body awareness. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1281 - Intermediate Pilates
2 credit hours
Prerequisite: PHED 1280 or permission of department. An in-depth study of the Pilates methodology. Designed to increase strength, flexibility, stamina, and concentration while bridging the mind and body, linking between everyday life and optimal performance. Emphasis placed on technique (physical and mental exercises) and philosophies of movement. Pilates as a science, art form, philosophy, and physical exercise interwoven into the academic experience. May be repeated twice for a maximum of four credits.

PHED 1290 - Tai Chi
1 credit hour
All 56 postures of Chen-style tai chi taught in one semester. Includes an overview of the history, philosophy, principles, and benefits of tai chi. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1300 - Personal Conditioning
1 credit hour
Basic concepts, techniques, and activities needed to design an individual conditioning program. Basic nutrition also covered. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1301 - Women's Personal Conditioning
1 credit hour
Basic concepts, techniques, and activities specific to females for lifelong fitness habits and lifestyle.

PHED 1310 - Beginning Rugby
1 credit hour
Introduces the basics of the game of rugby. Coed, non-contact play coupled with classroom analysis. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1320 - Intermediate Rugby
1 credit hour
Continued study of the continuous game. Principles of play with additional emphasis on coaching, officiating, and the laws and strategies of Rugby. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1330 - Intermediate Tai Chi
1 credit hour
Prerequisite: PHED 1290 with a minimum grade of B or permission of instructor. All 40 postures of Yang International Competition Style Tai Chi taught in one semester. Explores history, philosophy, principles, and benefits of tai chi. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 1340 - Chi Gong
1 credit hour
Involves the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Research benefits: stress reduction, decreased blood pressure, improved health. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2000 - Beginning Wrestling
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2010 - Beginning Modern Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2020 - Beginning Golf
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours. Fee required.

PHED 2030 - Tumbling and Trampoline
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2040 - Beginning Swimming
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2050 - Adapted Physical Activity
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2060 - Adapted Physical Activity
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2070 - Intermediate Swimming
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2071 - Fitness Swimming
1 credit hour
Refining swimming strokes so students can swim with more ease, efficiency, and power. Offers information needed to design workout for using swimming as a fitness activity. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2080 - Intermediate Modern Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2090 - Intermediate Tennis
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2120 - Scuba Diving
2 credit hours
Students must pass a swimming proficiency test.

PHED 2121 - Advanced Scuba Diving I
2 credit hours
Prerequisite: Open water certification required; not a prerequisite for PHED 2124. Exposes divers to scuba equipment maintenance, navigation skills, ability to safely participate in night and limited visibility diving, and basic seamanship skills.

PHED 2123 - First Aid for SCUBA Divers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PHED 2120. Provides knowledge and skills necessary for certification in CPR for the professional rescuer. Covers blood-borne pathogens, oxygen administration, and first aid for scuba divers.

PHED 2124 - Advanced SCUBA Diving II
2 credit hours
Prerequisite: Open water certification required; can be taken before PHED 2121. Offers training to prevent, recognize, and handle in-water problems and diving emergencies; utilizes enriched air nitrox as a breathing medium. Additional lectures required for Master Diver certification.

PHED 2130 - Basic River Canoeing
1 credit hour
Prerequisite: PHED 2070. Students must pass a swimming proficiency test. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2140 - Basic Lifeguarding
2 credit hours
Includes lifeguard training, automated external defibrillation, professional rescuer oxygen administration, and preventing disease transmission.

PHED 2160 - Ballet-Primary
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2170 - Ballet-Intermediate
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2180 - Beginning Jazz Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2190 - Beginning Tap Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours..

PHED 2200 - Modern Gymnastics
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2240 - Beginning Roller Skating
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours. Fee required.

PHED 2250 - Intermediate Bowling
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours. Fee required.

PHED 2260 - Basic Rock Climbing
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2270 - Beginning Volleyball
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2280 - Intermediate Tap Dancing
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2320 - Advanced Weight Training
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2330 - Advanced Karate
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2340 - Aquatic Instructor Certification
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2350 - Intermediate Badminton
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2380 - Intermediate Jazz Dance
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2410 - Beginning Softball
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2420 - Intermediate Golf
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2430 - Advanced Volleyball
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2440 - Advanced Swimming
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2450 - Advanced Tennis
1 credit hour
Offers preparation for future participation in this activity by developing basic competencies in fundamental skills. Class meets for two hours.

PHED 2800 - Introduction to Teaching Physical Education
3 credit hours
An introduction to the physical education profession which overviews the history, theories, and current issues related to physical education, fitness, and sport. Intended for physical education majors who plan to seek a teaching license.  

PHED 3250 - Workshops and Instructional Methods in Health Education
3 credit hours
(Same as HLTH 3250.) Preparation for conducting workshops in a variety of professional settings.

PHED 3300 - First Aid and Safety Education
3 credit hours
(Same as HLTH 3300.) Deals with first aid measures, accident prevention, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Addresses issues related to drug use/abuse and related acts of violence. Satisfactory completion of the course qualifies the student for Emergency Care and Safety Institute Standard First Aid and CPR certificates.

PHED 3430 - Games, Gymnastics, and Rhythmic Activities for Children
2 credit hours
Fundamental areas of educational gymnastics, educational games, and educational/creative dance/rhythms. How movement education relates to an individual child's personal development--intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. Activities suitable for the needs, abilities, and interests of children and developmentally appropriate practices.

PHED 3500 - Physical Education for Early Childhood
3 credit hours
Principles, teaching strategies, and curriculum activities for young children. Planning age-appropriate physical activities and designing developmentally appropriate motor skill experiences for young children. Extensive practicum experiences in teaching. Two one-hour lectures and two one-hour labs per week.

PHED 3720 - Fitness Education K-12
3 credit hours
Planning, teaching, and participating in individual and group fitness programs for K-12. Offers preparation to administer and interpret assessment of related components with the understanding of physiological principles related to exercise in the K-12 student. Major lifetime wellness activities covered.

PHED 3760 - Water Safety Instructor
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Designed to teach students how to be water safety instructors according to the guidelines issues by the American Red Cross. Provides knowledge and skills needed to teach the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program in a logical progression for aquatic skill development and to be certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

PHED 3810 - Directing Intramurals
2 credit hours
Opportunity to observe the art of teaching and the act of learning in physical education and health classes at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Students will use observation tools in public school settings designed to help them recognize the varied responsibilities and skills needed in teaching physical education.

PHED 3850 - Foundations of Physical Education
3 credit hours
Lectures, discussion, and reports introduce students to the importance of physical activity and nutritional values as they relate to lifetime wellness. Study of physical education through its history, philosophy, leadership, and organization including related principles from biology, physiology, sociology, and psychology.

PHED 3900 - Adapted Physical Education
3 credit hours
For physical education teacher candidates interested in improving the quality of physical education programs for students with disabilities. Includes best practices and approaches to planning and implementing physical education instruction for the inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in the educational, recreational, and physical fitness process and placement in the least restrictive environments and community programs. Addresses the unique needs of future physical education teachers.

PHED 3910 - Officiating
2 credit hours
Technique and practice in officiating major sports.

PHED 3930 - Concepts and Tactics of Teaching Games
3 credit hours
Introduces the tactical approach to teaching games in physical education. Striking, fielding, and target games emphasized.

PHED 4250 - Internship
12 credit hours
Prerequisite: Approval by area faculty required. On-site practical experience in an exercise science/health promotion program.

PHED 4340 - Fitness Education for the Adult
3 credit hours
(Same as HLTH 4340/REC 4340.) Planning, teaching, and participating in individual and group fitness programs for the adult. Offers preparation for administering and interpreting assessments of related components with understanding of physiological principles related to exercise in the adult. Major lifetime wellness activities covered.

PHED 4400 - Motor Behavior
3 credit hours
Processes related to the learning, control, and coordination of movement. Principles in motor learning, motor development, and motor control addressed in relation to movement and skill acquisition. Examines the major behavioral and control processes underlying the learning and performance of motor skills.

PHED 4470 - Educational Rhythms for Teachers
3 credit hours
Educational rhythms for teaching physical education. Rhythmic skills, progressive movement, and creative physical activities explored and utilized for the student's understanding of educational rhythms. Explores educational rhythms as an academic discipline as well as an art form and as a lifelong social/recreational activity.

PHED 4600 - Technology Applications
1 credit hour
Prerequisite: An introductory course in computer literacy or equivalent with instructor permission; corequisite: PHED 4601. Understanding and competency using a variety of technology applications related to the profession. Students required to enroll in corresponding lab during the same semester.

PHED 4601 - Technology Applications Lab
2 credit hours
Corequisite: PHED 4600. Investigation and application of profession-specific software and hardware applications.

PHED 4710 - Authentic Assessment in Teaching Physical Education
3 credit hours
Authentic assessment techniques used in teaching physical education. Matching appropriate assessment to different types of assessment instruments and to the objectives of the physical education curriculum. Computer applications related to assessment in physical education used.

PHED 4780 - Curriculum in Physical Education
3 credit hours
For physical education teacher candidates interested in improving the quality of physical education programs for students with and without disabilities. Reviews best practices and approaches to planning and implementing instruction, as well as the curriculum models of physical education. Addresses unique needs of future physical education teachers.

PHED 4800 - Elementary Physical Education Teaching Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program. Planning, implementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning process at the elementary school level. Requires field experience in teaching physical education at an area elementary school.

PHED 4801 - Teaching Elementary Physical Education Practicum
1 credit hour
Practicum experiences in teaching physical education to children with special emphasis on lesson planning, management, assessment, task presentation, and content development.

PHED 4900 - Secondary Physical Education Teaching Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Opportunity to observe the art of teaching and the act of learning in physical education classes at the secondary level. Advanced study and practice of effective teaching and learning theory in secondary physical education related to classroom, gymnasium, and field situations.

PHED 4901 - Teaching Secondary Physical Education Practicum
1 credit hour
Practicum experiences in teaching physical education to middle and high school learners with special emphasis on lesson planning, management, assessment, task presentation, and content development.

PHED 4910 - Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics
3 credit hours
Study of the analysis of human movement based on the anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles of human activities. Laboratory experiences included.

PHED 4920 - Independent Study
1 to 3 credit hours
(Same as ATHT 4920/EXSC 4920/HLTH 4920/LSTS 4920.) Independent study topics based on a study plan prepared in cooperation with a faculty supervisor. Culminates in a formal paper and/or comprehensive examination. Application forms must be completed and approved prior to enrollment. A maximum of three credit hours may be applied toward degree.

PHED 4930 - Teaching Territory Games
3 credit hours
Games and skills associated with a variety of territory games. Includes basketball, soccer, flag football, lacrosse, field hockey, etc. Emphasis on planning and applying developmentally appropriate activities for all learners.

PHED 4940 - Teaching Net and Wall Games
3 credit hours
Games and skills associated with a variety of net/wall games, including volleyball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, racquetball, etc. Emphasis placed on planning and applying developmentally appropriate activities for all learners.

PHED 4990 - Seminar in Teaching Physical Education
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: PHED 2800 and PHED 3900. A comprehensive review of the organization and management of physical education, presenting students with skills and strategies for becoming effective beginning teachers and administrators. Crucial issues and trends affecting the fields of physical education and sport discussed, including issues of advocacy, legal liability, alternative teaching strategies, ethics and professionalism, diversity, classroom management, and career planning.

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