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Course Descriptions


Note: See Catalog Addenda  as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

The course descriptions include all courses that are taught for academic credit at the university. They are arranged in alpha-numerical sequence by course subject code. At present, the majority of the 500-600 level courses are offered in the evening hours. Students should be aware that not all courses are offered in the evening or every semester.

Students who are only able to enroll in classes 4 pm or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson for information about the availability of evening sections of courses required in a specific major, concentration and/or minor. Students are urged to consult “Available Course Sections” through the InfoBear link each semester to determine when specific courses are offered.

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Physical Education

  
  • PHED 208 - Theory and Practice of Group Instruction

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: Restricted to Athletic Training and Physical Education majors
    This course consists of a systematic study of the procedures used to teach aerobics and group exercise. Upon completion of this course students will have the option to sit for a group exercise/aerobics certification. One-hour lecture and two hours of laboratory periods will be conducted weekly over the entire semester.

  
  • PHED 209 - Theory and Practice of Metabolic Training

    (2 credits)
    This course will provide the theory behind aerobic and anaerobic training and will provide students with sufficient activity to produce a training effect in the various metabolic systems. One hour of lecture and two hours of laboratory will be conducted weekly over the entire semester.

  
  • PHED 210 - Developmental Kinesiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 100
    This course uses a developmental approach to introduce the student to fundamental motor patterns. The anthropometrics and basic biomechanics that affect each motor pattern, are highlighted. Emphasis is placed on typical development as presented throughout the life span.

  
  • PHED 212 - Strategies and Analysis of Motor Skills

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 205 which may be taken concurrently
    This course is an introduction to the learning and development of motor skills and movement principles. Fundamental assessment and evaluation concepts and procedures will be studied and applied. Offered spring semester.

  
  • PHED 217 - Principles of Motor Learning and Performance

    (3 credits)
    This course introduces the student to the concepts and principles related to practice, performance and the learning of movement skills.

  
  • PHED 221 - Equestrianship I

    (1 credit)
    The course provides the basics of equestrian skills and the proper foundation for safe enjoyment of equestrian sport. The course will provide basic equestrianship and riding skills, including equine psychology and behavior, anatomy and physiology, equine health and disease, stable management and riding theory. Students will participate in limited mounted riding lessons and will learn proper riding techniques. Particular emphasis will be given to safety as students learn and practice basic horse handling skills on the ground and when mounted.

  
  • PHED 222 - Equestrianship II

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: PHED 221 or consent of instructor
    The course is a continuation of PHED 221. The class provides the basics of equestrian skills and the proper foundation for safe enjoyment of equestrian sport. The course will provide basic equestrianship and riding skills, including equine psychology and behavior, anatomy and physiology, equine health and disease, stable management and riding theory. Students will participate in limited mounted riding lessons and will learn proper riding techniques. Particular emphasis will be given to safety as students learn and practice basic horse handling skills on the ground and when mounted.

  
  • PHED 225 - Observation and Analysis of Movement for Children

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 205 which may be taken concurrently
    An introduction to the movement approach to games, dance, and gymnastics with emphasis on program content and progression using the thematic approach. Offered spring semester.

  
  • PHED 229 - Practicum in Sport Management

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 239 or consent of instructor
    This practicum gives students experience in the practical aspects of planning, conducting and evaluating sports programs. The students will work in approved recreation and intramural programs at Bridgewater State University. The practicum is supplemented by seminars related to the students’ professional development.

  
  • PHED 231 - Volleyball II - Intermediate

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: PHED 131 or comparable experience
    A follow-up of Volleyball I with emphasis on increased proficiency of performance and game strategy.

  
  • PHED 233 - Basketball II – Intermediate

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: PHED 133 or comparable experience
    This course is a follow-up to Basketball I with emphasis on advanced strategy and game play.

  
  • PHED 234 - Yoga

    (1 credit)
    This class will introduce students to the ancient discipline of Hatha Yoga. Even though Hatha Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, we in the West are just becoming aware of its many health benefits. In this class we will discuss the history of Yoga, the Eight Limbs of Classical Yoga, the different Paths of Yoga, the Energetic Systems of Yoga, the Asana and Pranayama of Yoga and Meditation. An emphasis will be placed on the physical practice of Yoga allowing the students to experience its many benefits.

  
  • PHED 239 - Introduction to Sport Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: First Year Seminar 199 or consent of instructor
    This course will serve as an introduction to the profession of sports management. Students will explore current issues in sport management, the history of the profession and avenues for professional preparation. Students will gain an understanding of the historical evolution of professional sport management practice. Students will become familiar with current issues in the business of sport.

  
  • PHED 244 - Softball

    (1 credit)
    Concepts and fundamental skills of the games including rules and strategy of play are covered. Offered spring semester.

  
  • PHED 250 - Intermediate Swimming

    (1 credit)
    This course is for the deep-water swimmer and provides continued development on more advanced swimming skills, strokes, diving and survival techniques.

  
  • PHED 254 - Water Polo

    (1 credit)
    Includes basic movements, skills and maneuvers of the sport of water polo with emphasis on offensive and defensive fundamentals and strategies, practical drills, rules and regulations.

  
  • PHED 257 - Movement and Relaxation – Theory, Practice and Performance

    (1 credit)
    This course will introduce students to the theory, practice and performance of yoga, relaxation procedures and basic movements related to daily activities.

  
  • PHED 266 - Meditation and Self-Reflection

    (1 credit)
    This course will introduce students to the various theories and practices of meditation and self-reflection. Students will experience meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings and will focus on using meditation as a form of health and well-being. The importance of quieting the mind will be one of the many tools this course will promote. Scientific research has proven meditation and similar mindfulness tools to be successful in lowering high blood pressure, anxiety, obsessive thinking and depression. The self-reflection part of the course will consist of numerous assignments on journaling and deep critical thought of each individual’s experiences fostering their own depth of character. Offered every semester.

  
  • PHED 269 - Theory and Practice of Adventure Programs

    (2 credits)
    This course provides participants with a model for planning and developing integrated adventure education programs that emphasize the development of physical, intellectual and social skills in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. Particular emphasis is placed on the current models of experiential education. The standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) will be utilized and practiced. Students will study, reflect on and use the experiential learning model and basic facilitation strategies. The use of low and high challenge course elements will provide a laboratory for practice, exploration and discovery. A two-hour lecture and one-hour laboratory will be conducted weekly over the entire semester.

  
  • PHED 274 - Tennis II - Intermediate

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: PHED 174 or comparable experience
    A follow-up of Tennis I with emphasis on volley, lob, smash and game strategy.

  
  • PHED 276 - Badminton II - Intermediate

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: PHED 176 or comparable experience
    A follow-up of Badminton I with emphasis on advanced skills, singles and doubles play, and game strategy.

  
  • PHED 280 - Initiative Games

    (1 credit)
    This course is designed to introduce a variety of non-competitive, team building activities and games suitable for multiple age groups. The students will experience the psychomotor, cognitive and affective components embodied in these “initiative” games.

  
  • PHED 282 - Theory and Practice of Games

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 205
    This course is an introduction to games with emphasis on analysis across the games classification (net/wall, invasion, target, striking/fielding games). Game playing experiences will focus on content development for all learners.

  
  • PHED 283 - Theory and Practice of Gymnastics

    (2 credits)
    This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of gymnastics, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices. Gymnastics experiences will focus on content development for all learners.

  
  • PHED 284 - Foundations of Sport and Exercise Nutrition

    (3 credits)
    This course serves as an introduction to the field of sport nutrition, which includes the study of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and other essential nutrients. Students gain knowledge of digestion, absorption and metabolism. Nutritional guidelines and dietary analysis of the physically active individual will be emphasized. Offered alternate semesters.

  
  • PHED 286 - Sophomore Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth Honors students and to others at the discretion of instructor
    Sophomore Honors Colloquia in physical education allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. The minimum enrollment is two and the maximum is 12. Topics vary from semester to semester. Offered fall semester.

  
  • PHED 287 - Sophomore Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth Honors students and to others at the discretion of instructor
    Sophomore Honors Colloquia in physical education allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. The minimum enrollment is two and the maximum is 12. Topics vary from semester to semester. Offered spring semester.

  
  • PHED 288 - Competitive Weightlifting

    (3 credits)
    Students will learn the details of competitive weightlifting. Participants will learn the aspects of program design, training methods, volume and intensity rational, as well as the rules of regulations of competition. The students will attend sanctioned competition either as a coach or participant. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • PHED 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • PHED 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • PHED 315 - Teaching Team and Individual Sports

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 205 and PHED 212; and PHED 282 which may be taken concurrently; and admission to the Professional Education Program
    Methodologies, teaching strategies, materials and media for introducing, developing and evaluating skills and knowledge of selected team and individual sports. Offered fall semester.

  
  • PHED 318 - Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102
    This course provides an introduction to the study of sport and physical activity as social institutions and elements of culture. Major topics include the roles of sport and physical activity in society, the relationship of sport, physical activity and other social institutions and variations in sport across cultures. (CWRM)

  
  • PHED 324 - Physical and Motor Development of Individuals with Disabilities

    (3 credits)
    This course addresses medical, psychological and educational issues of individuals with disabilities. The course also reviews concepts related to sensory development, physical fitness, perceptual-motor development, fundamental motor and sport skill development as well as strategies related to cooperative and competitive social interaction. Topics presented will include the study of individuals with visual impairments, blindness, hard-of-hearing conditions, deafness, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and postural disorders. Moreover, the diagnostic-prescriptive process will be stressed along with screening and assessment instruments and techniques. The course includes clinical observation and laboratory experiences.

  
  • PHED 326 - Teaching Physical Education to Children

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 205 and PHED 225 and admission to the Professional Education Program
    A study of the movement approach to teaching physical education to children with emphasis on developing content and methodology. Students will engage in pre-practicum experience with children in an on-campus setting focusing on developing, analyzing and improving teaching behavior and developing teaching materials. Offered fall semester.

  
  • PHED 329 - Teaching and Curriculum Development in the Middle and Junior High School

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 205; and PHED 212 or PHED 225; and admission to the Professional Education Program
    This course will focus on teaching and curriculum development for physical education in the middle and junior high school. Emphasis will be placed on important trends in our society and an understanding of what physical education can and should mean to the education of transadolescents. Teaching concepts as well as equity issues, comprehensive curriculum planning and evaluation will be studied. Offered fall semester.

  
  • PHED 335 - Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in Teaching Physical Education

    (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 205; and PHED 210 which may be taken concurrently; and PHED 212 or PHED 225 or PHED 281 or PHED 282 or PHED 283; and PHED 315 or PHED 326; and PHED 329; and admission to the Professional Education Program
    Designed to develop teaching competencies related to the planning, implementation and evaluation aspects of instructional programs in physical education. Course will include current research on effective teaching, peer teaching and videotape analysis of teacher and student behavior. Offered spring semester. (Formerly PHED 313)

  
  • PHED 356 - Canoeing I

    (1 credit)
    Instruction in fundamental skills of canoeing and small craft safety techniques.

  
  • PHED 360 - Initiative Games II

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: PHED 280, which may be taken concurrently; or consent of instructor
    This course is designed to expand on the philosophy of PHED 280 Initiative Games and experiential learning. Students will participate in a variety of cooperative, advanced team building activities and develop leadership skills for such activities. The focus of the class will be on the learning and application process associated with intentional and constructive game play.

  
  • PHED 366 - Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Sport Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 239 or consent of instructor
    This course provides students with skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate programs in sport and recreation settings as varied as elementary schools, community centers or university campuses. Emphasis will be placed on program development and the professional development and the professional and administrative duties of an entry-level sport management professional in positions such as intramural director, facility manager and recreation agency coordinator.

  
  • PHED 380 - The Psychology of Sport and Physical Performance

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an introduction to the study of sport and physical activity from a psychological perspective. Individual variations in behaviors across sport and physical activity settings will be considered from a psychological perspective. Anxiety, motivation, and the importance of social-environmental factors will all be examined in the course.

  
  • PHED 384 - Applied Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 284 or consent of instructor
    The concepts covered in PHED 284 are explored in greater depth by means of a variety of activities including food experiments, anthropometric measurement, body composition analysis using case studies of the physically active. Laboratory experiences will be included.

  
  • PHED 385 - Biomechanics

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 100 and a Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning core curriculum requirement (CMAR)
    This course introduces the student to the concepts and principles of biomechanics as they relate to sport and recreational skills. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory weekly.

  
  • PHED 397 - Children’s Physical Developmental Practicum

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    The course affords students serving as clinicians in the Children’s Developmental Clinic the challenging opportunity to assess a child’s development level and design an individual activity program to ameliorate psychomotor and social deficiencies. More specifically, students will learn strategies for teaching children with disabilities, techniques for developing terminal goals and behavioral objectives, and methods for writing anecdotal records as well as writing and orally presenting a clinical report that summarizes a child’s progress over the course of a semester. This course is open to all majors and may be repeated with consent of the instructor. Graded on a (P) Pass/(N) No Pass basis.

  
  • PHED 400 - Physiology and Techniques of Strength Fitness

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 204, taken previously or concurrently
    To provide students with a knowledge of the effects of heavy-resistance exercise training protocols on musculoskeletal integrity, metabolic capacity and various specific tissue characteristics in the human body. Thus, the course necessarily considers microanatomical and physiological variations associated with general strength conditioning programs, body building, Olympic lifting, power lifting, circuit training, variable resistance, isotonic, isokinetic and isometric resistance training. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 401 - Physiology of Exercise

    (4 credits)
    This course includes the study of systems, their interrelationships and adjustments during exercise and as a result of training. Emphasis is on current research findings and what remains to be discovered in a human as a moving being. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory period weekly. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 402 - Exercise Metabolism

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 401 or equivalent
    An in-depth study of human physiological principles as applied to exercise, sport activity and research. Special emphasis is on neurological control, exercise in relation to cardiovascular disease, and factors affecting performance. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 403 - Cardiovascular Analysis, Evaluation, and Rehabilitation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 401 or equivalent
    This course includes an examination of cardiovascular dynamics as studied through anatomy, electrophysiology, rehabilitation, and the pathology of the cardiovascular system. Specific emphases will be placed on the analysis of the cardiovascular system through the ECG, cardiac rehabilitation, and basic cardiac pharmacology. Offered fall semester. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 404 - Exercise Prescription

    (3 credits)
    This course focuses on the development of individual prescriptive exercise programming with respect to individual contraindications. Environmental conditions along with intensity, duration and frequency of physical activity will be studied in order to develop programs. Offered summer sessions. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 405 - Exercise Circulation: Mechanisms and Morphology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 401
    This course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the peripheral and central circulatory systems. It deals with exercise-related cardiovascular dynamics, effects of frequently used medications and growth responses induced by regular exercise as well as abnormal physiological responses to exercise. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 409 - Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Fitness Programs

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 401 or equivalent
    This course provides students with skills needed to develop, implement and evaluate programs in fitness and rehabilitative exercise centers. Emphasis will be placed on program development, on providing instruction to individuals and groups and on administrative tasks expected of the entry-level fitness professional. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 414 - Coaching

    (3 credits)
    The application of teaching and learning principles as related to the player, team, coach and the athletic program. Areas to be included will be psychology and philosophy of coaching, organization and administration of the program, coaching techniques, conditioning and evaluative procedures. Offered once a year.

  
  • PHED 416 - Planning and Implementing Coaching Leadership Strategies

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 217 and PHED 414
    Designed to enhance leadership and instructional competencies in the coaching profession, this course will stress the principles and practices of effective coaching including peer feedback, analysis of coach (role-playing) and athlete (peer) behavior, and utilization of motivational techniques to enhance skill development. Offered once a year.

  
  • PHED 420 - Advanced Philosophy and Principles of Sports Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 239 and PHED 366; or consent of instructor
    This course will address the philosophy and principles of the profession of sport management. Professional ethics, legal issues and the philosophies of management models will be considered. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of philosophic inquiry to the study of physical activity. Students will be challenged to develop their own philosophy of professional practice.

  
  • PHED 451 - Prosthetics and Orthotics

    (3 credits)
    This course presents principles and techniques of using prosthetics, orthotics and wheelchairs for mobility, motor skill development, leisure activity and sport. Emphasis will include equipment adaptations and program planning for individuals with neuromuscular disease, spinal cord injuries and amputations. The course includes clinical observation and laboratory experiences. Offered spring semester. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 474 - Sports Nutrition and Performance Enhancing Supplements

    (3 credits)
    This course will explore the issues associated with nutritional and performance-enhancing supplements.

  
  • PHED 481 - Organization and Administration of Athletics

    (3 credits)
    Course content will include the history of sport management; athletics policies and regulations on the local, state and national levels; administrative plans; contest management; marketing strategies; legal principles; sport ethics; media relations; sport broadcasting; finance and budget; athletic facilities; scheduling; public relations; intramural and recreational sports; trends in scholastic, collegiate, international and professional sport; and growth in the health and fitness industry.

  
  • PHED 484 - Physical Education for Children and Youth with Disabilities

    (3 credits)
    The planning and development of physical education programs considered appropriate to the needs, interests and abilities of exceptional children and youth. Emphasis will be placed on the contribution that physical education can make to the education and well-being of the physically, mentally and emotionally handicapped. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 485 - Honors Thesis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth and Departmental Honors students
    One-hour weekly meetings with the thesis director will culminate in an honors thesis. With the consent of the Departmental Honors Committee and the thesis director, this course may be extended into a second semester for three additional credits depending upon the scope of the project. Whether the final version of the thesis qualifies the student to graduate with honors will be determined by the Departmental Honors Committee. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits. Offered either semester.

  
  • PHED 491 - Field-Based Pre-Practicum (5-12) – Physical Education

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 315 and PHED 326; and PHED 335 which may be taken concurrently
    This course is designed to provide the student with field-based teaching experiences in selected settings. Offered either semester for one quarter or Summer I.

  
  • PHED 492 - Practicum in Student Teaching (5-12) – Physical Education

    (12 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 491 and PHED 100 and PHED 117 and PHED 217 and PHED 318 and PHED 385 and HEAL 102; and BIOL 100 or BIOL 102; and PSYC 227; and acceptance into student teaching
    The practicum is full-time teaching for one semester with supervision provided by members of the department faculty.

  
  • PHED 494 - Study of Motor Programs for Individuals with Chronic and Acute Health Impairments

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 324
    Included in this course is a study of chronic and acute health problems that interfere with work productivity, leisure activity and life satisfaction. The course will survey a number of conditions including overweight and obesity, diabetes, arthritis, dwarfism, muscular dystrophies, multiple sclerosis, hemophilia, asthma and cancer. Adapted physical activity strategies will include development of appropriate goals and objectives and program planning to improve self-confidence and to enhance a leisure lifestyle. Offered fall semester. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 495 - Field-Based Pre-Practicum (PreK-8) – Physical Education

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 315 and PHED 326; and PHED 335 which may be taken concurrently
    This pre-practicum is designed to provide the student with field-based teaching experiences in selected settings. Offered either semester for one quarter.

  
  • PHED 496 - Practicum in Student Teaching (PreK-8) – Physical Education

    (12 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 495 and PHED 100 and PHED 117 and PHED 217 and PHED 318 and PHED 385 and HEAL 102; and BIOL 101 or BIOL 102; and PSYC 227; and acceptance into the Professional Education Program
    The practicum is full-time teaching for one semester with supervision provided by members of the department faculty.

  
  • PHED 497 - Practicum in the Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: A minimum of one year’s experience in the Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic and consent of instructor
    The Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic (CPDC) is an interdisciplinary community service program designed to enhance the physical, motor and social development of children with disabilities, 18 months through 18 years. This course provides veteran student clinicians a practical experience in assessing program development, administration and evaluation of the CPDC as well as the training and supervision of less-experienced clinicians. The course is open to all majors and may be repeated once for credit with the consent of the instructor. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • PHED 498 - Field Experience in Physical Education

    (3-15 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department; formal application required
    A field experience offers qualified students the opportunity to gain practical experience in their major. Placements are made in both public and private agencies and are designed to complement a student’s concentration in his/her major. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

  
  • PHED 499 - Directed Study in Physical Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department; formal application required
    Directed study is open to all juniors and seniors who have demonstrated critical and analytical abilities in their studies and who wish to pursue a project independently. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • PHED 501 - Physical Education Project

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Matriculation in the MS in Physical Education and consent of department; formal application required
    Students will plan and implement a physical education research or practice-based project. The project will culminate with an oral defense to the project committee. Topics must be relevant to the student’s program of study, have the potential to make a positive contribution to the physical education discipline or facilitate the development or improvement of a program.

  
  • PHED 502 - Research

    (3 or 6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department; formal application required
    Original research undertaken by the graduate student in their field. For details, consult the paragraph titled “Directed or Independent Study” in the “College of Graduate Studies” section of this catalog. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • PHED 503 - Directed Study

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department; formal application required
    Directed study is designed for the graduate student who desires to study selected topics in a specific field. For details, consult the paragraph titled “Directed or Independent Study” in the “College of Graduate Studies” section of this catalog. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • PHED 504 - Nutrition for Sports, Exercise and Weight Control

    (3 credits)
    This course will provide a thorough review of nutritional principles and practices essential for exercise and optimal performance in sports. Also stressed are principles and strategies for maintaining, gaining or losing weight.

  
  • PHED 506 - Philosophy and Principles of Physical Education

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Six credits in physical education
    Philosophical inquiry into the discipline of physical education including a study of trends and forces in education as they affect the field.

  
  • PHED 508 - Motor Learning

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: three credits in psychology
    Integration of biological and psychological concepts in the acquisition of motor skills including environmental conditions, developmental factors and learning theories.

  
  • PHED 510 - Concepts of Curriculum Development

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Nine credits in physical education or consent of the instructor
    Current educational trends, theories relative to physical education and the development of curricular models, with a focus on the needs of today’s society will be covered in this course.

  
  • PHED 511 - Research Methods in Physical Education

    (3 credits) Cross Listed with ATTR 511
    This course will develop competencies needed to both produce and consume research in physical education and allied areas. In the development of a research proposal, students will gain an understanding of such research techniques as problem formulation, literature review, sampling, hypothesis construction, research design, instrumentation and data analysis. Offered fall semester.

  
  • PHED 513 - Educational Games for Elementary and Middle School Level

    (3 credits)
    A comprehensive study of the movement approach to educational games with emphasis on analysis of games. Progression utilizing thematic approach and curriculum development will also be presented.

  
  • PHED 514 - Improving Teaching Effectiveness in Physical Education

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 335 or equivalent
    The course will focus on research pertaining to teacher and school effectiveness and implications for teaching physical education. Formats through which teachers can gather data for use in self-analysis and improvement of instruction will be examined. Equity issues and the need of a multicultural society will also be discussed.

  
  • PHED 515 - Advances in Exercise Circulation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 401
    This course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of current theories explaining the responses of the circulation to acute and chronic exercise. It considers translocations of fluids and fluid constituents within the vascular systems and among various body compartments. It also considers potential growth responses and abnormal responses. Offered alternate years.

  
  • PHED 517 - Experimental Processes in Physical Education

    (3 credits)
    This course will develop quantitative competencies required to conduct and understand experimental research typically occurring in physical education. It thus concerns basic measurement theory, probability, description and inference. Offered alternate years.

  
  • PHED 518 - Advances in Exercise Metabolism

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 401 or consent of instructor
    Students will study advanced topics concerned with bioenergetics during exercise. It will focus on acute and chronic responses to exercise from various perspectives. Among topics covered will be cardiovascular/ventilatory coupling, chemomechanical coupling, anaerobic threshold, substrate utilization, electrolyte imbalance, oxygen use and hormonal controls of metabolisms. Offered alternate years.

  
  • PHED 519 - Advances in Exercise Prescription

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 401 or consent of instructor
    This course is concerned with special circumstances, which dictate that one must adjust either the exercise testing or prescription for an individual. It is thus focused on descriptions of special situations, testing and prescription for those situations. Other special cases considered will be gender, children, aging, environment, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, low fitness, high fitness, respiratory disorders and hypertension. Offered summer session.

  
  • PHED 523 - Strength and Conditioning Laboratory

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PHED 204 or PHED 555; and consent of instructor
    This course consists of a study in the procedures used to train and coach athletes to enhance their musculoskeletal fitness through anatomy-based strength and conditioning. Specific emphasis will be placed on power lifting, Olympic-style lifting, dynamic flexibility, plyometrics, agility training, and sports specific training. May be repeated once for credit. Lecture, laboratory and out-of-class observation and fieldwork will be conducted weekly.

  
  • PHED 526 - Sport Law

    (3 credits)
    This course will give the sports professional an understanding of the legal system as a whole and the unique legal problems and responsibility faced in managing a sports activity. The sports professional will be educated to identify potential legal liability, to avoid unnecessary legal risks and to minimize legal loss exposure.

  
  • PHED 534 - Critical Pedagogy in Physical Education

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Physical Education, MS program; or consent of instructor
    Students will examine critical pedagogical philosophies and strategies while analyzing socialization process in schools. Students will also learn how to develop critical awareness and take transformative action in schools. Offered fall semester.

  
  • PHED 543 - Foundations of Resistance Training

    (3 credits)
    This course will provide students with knowledge of the effects of various heavy resistance training protocols on musculoskeletal integrity, metabolic capacity and various specific tissue characteristics in the human body. Thus, the course necessarily considers micro-anatomical and physiological variations associated with general strength-conditioning programs, body building, Olympic lifting, power lifting, circuit training, isotonic and isometric resistance training.

  
  • PHED 544 - Applied Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science

    (3 credits)
    Students will utilize a number of laboratory techniques to assess fitness capabilities and health status of normal subjects. Focus will be on standardization of procedures and collection of reliable and valid data. An additional concern will be clear representation and interpretation of classical techniques used to routinely assess physical fitness in the laboratory. Offered summer session.

  
  • PHED 545 - Physical Conditioning and Training in Sports and Exercise

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: An introductory course in exercise physiology or consent of instructor
    This course is designed to provide the sport practitioner, e.g., the coach, athlete, team trainer, and physical educator, with a basic understanding of the physiologic principles underlying the physical conditioning process. Methods of planning, implementing and evaluating training programs will be the main focus of attention.

  
  • PHED 546 - Applied Biomechanics and Movement Analysis

    (3 credits) Cross Listed with ATTR 548
    This course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the mechanical concepts underlying performance of motor skills. Focus is on analytic techniques, which allow students to analyze skills and effectively consume complex skill analyses conducted by others. Offered fall semester, alternate years.

  
  • PHED 547 - Biomechanics of Resistance Training

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an understanding of mechanical principles in performing biomechanical analyses of human movement on resistance training exercises for general populations and athletes.

  
  • PHED 551 - USA Weightlifting Certification - Sport Performance Coach

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and current CPR Certification
    This course is designed to provide the strength and conditioning student/coach with the opportunity to test for an entry level USA Weightlifting Certification. Students will learn the progressions of the Olympic Lifts, the associate accessory lifts, and the training mechanics in order to apply for certification I as a Sport Performance Coach. Offered summer session.

  
  • PHED 552 - USA Weightlifting Certification Level I Coach

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and current CPR Certification
    This course is designed to provide the strength and conditioning student/coach with the opportunity to test for the entry level USA Weightlifting Certification. Students will learn the progressions of the Olympic Lifts, the associate accessory lifts, and the training mechanics in order to apply for certification as USA Weightlifting Level I Coach. Offered summer session.

  
  • PHED 553 - USA Weightlifting Certification - Local Referee

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and current CPR Certification
    This course is designed to provide the strength and conditioning student/coach with the opportunity to test for an entry level USA Weightlifting Certification. Students will learn the progressions of the Olympic lifts, the associate accessory lifts, and the training mechanics in order to apply for certification I as a Local Referee. Offered summer session.

  
  • PHED 555 - Strength and Conditioning Practicum

    (3 credits)
    This course consists of a study of the procedures used to train people to enhance their musculoskeletal fitness through progressive resistance exercise. Specific emphasis will be placed on bodybuilding, power lifting, Olympic Style Lifting, dynamic flexibility, plyometrics and agility training. One hour of lecture and two hours of laboratory will be conducted weekly over the entire semester. Offered every semester.

  
  • PHED 560 - Adventure-Based Physical Education

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed for those who are new to adventure education and who work in a setting where the group process and debriefing are important. Some of the techniques to enhance group process are the following: goal setting, refection, decision making and debriefing. The curriculum will include adventure basics, philosophy and theory, including challenge by choice and the full-value contract, ground activities, low elements and high elements. Participants should be in relatively good health and able to perform moderate physical activity.

  
  • PHED 571 - Social Issues in Sport

    (3 credits)
    This course will focus on advanced sociological study of sport and physical activity. Students will consider timely issues in sport from a sociological perspective and consider how these issues affect professionals working in sport and physical activity.

  
  • PHED 572 - Psychological Issues in Sport and Physical Activity

    (3 credits)
    Students will investigate current literature and applied practice in the sub-discipline of Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Individual variations in behaviors across sport and physical activity settings will be considered from a psychological perspective. Anxiety, motivation, and the importance of social-environmental factors will all be examined in the course.

  
  • PHED 575 - Educational Dance in the School Setting

    (3 credits)
    This course will provide a comprehensive review of current literature, research, methods and materials for teaching creative, cultural and social dance in the school physical education setting, grades K-12.

  
  • PHED 579 - Qualitative Data Analysis in Physical Education

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Matriculation into Physical Education, MS program; or consent of instructor
    This course addresses techniques important to the development of effective data analysis techniques for novice qualitative researchers in physical education. Offered fall semester.

  
  • PHED 581 - Selected Topics in Physical Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Course prerequisite may be specified depending on the nature of the topic
    Special topics of current relevance in physical education will be offered from time to time. The topic to be addressed will be announced in pre-registration publications. May take more than once with consent of adviser.

  
  • PHED 588 - Competitive Weight Lifting

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to learn the details of competitive weightlifting. Participants will learn the aspects of program design, training methods, volume and intensity rational, as well as the rules and regulations of competition. The students will attend a sanctioned competition either as a coach or participant. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • PHED 595 - Internship in Physical Education

    (3-9 credits)
    Prerequisite: 12 graduate credits in physical education and consent of advisor
    An internship offers qualified students the opportunity to gain substantial practical experience within their major. Placements are designed to complement a student’s program concentration. This course may be repeated up to nine credits.

 

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