Course Description

Course Descriptions

EDPE 190 - Foundations of H.S.P.E.
Overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of health, fitness, sport, and physical education. Introduction to careers and professional preparation in related fields.

EDPE 201 - Team Sports & Aquatics
Exposure to the basic skills, terminology and concepts, rules, and strategies necessary to participate in selected team sports and aquatics as well as teaching and assessment techniques appropriate for instruction in team sports and aquatics. Emphasis will be placed upon both traditional and non-traditional team sports commonly taught in the public schools and recreation settings. Fall, even years.
*Prerequisite - EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 202B - Strength & Cardiovascular Conditioning
Introduces the elements of strength and cardiovascular conditioning programs for individuals and groups. Students will learn to design, implement, and evaluate these elements in peer teaching situations. Spring, even years.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D or EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 203 - Individual Sports & Dance
Exposure to basic skills, terminology and concepts, rules, and strategies necessary to participate in selected individual sports; and exposure to several types of dance, dance terminology, positions, and movements, as well as teaching and assessment techniques appropriate for instruction in individual sports and dance. Emphasis will be placed upon both traditional and non-traditional activities commonly taught in the public schools and recreation settings. Fall, odd years.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 204 - Leisure & Elementary Physical Education
Exposure to basic skills, terminology and concepts, rules, and strategies necessary to participate in selected leisure activities and a variety of activities appropriate for elementary age youth. In addition, teaching and assessment techniques appropriate for instruction in leisure activities and elementary activities will be emphasized. Emphasis will be placed upon both traditional and non-traditional activities commonly taught in the public schools and recreation settings. Spring, odd years.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 210 - CPR, First Aid, AED
This course provides preparation in the basic knowledge and skills involved in recognizing and responding to a variety of emergencies and life-threatening situations, including training in evaluation and providing basic care for victims of injury and/or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives (CPR , AED and First Aid). Additionally, students receive instruction and practice in the prevention of common injuries. Safety and health education issues are studied with their application to prevention in the community, home and workplace settings. Students receive American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED. Fall and Spring.

EDPE 312 - Secondary Health Methods
Prepare future K-12 health, fitness and physical educators to develop and implement health programs that will meet the needs of all their students. Introduction and application of a variety of teaching styles and strategies, classroom/group management skills, assessment protocol, and program activities appropriate for health will be covered. It will also allow students to observe, review, plan, and deliver instruction, evaluate instruction and provide meaningful learning experiences to a diverse population in specific educational programs. Particular attention will be given to national and state objectives and standards.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDPE 497C

EDPE 220 - Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity
Safety procedures in education/health/fitness related settings, applicable policies and regulations, theories surrounding injury prevention in sport and activity, and immediate care for injuries should they occur. EDPE 276 and 276L strongly encouraged as prerequisite.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 222 - Health and Human Movement
Investigation of the factors affecting healthful living and wellness, including mental, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

EDPE 224 - Nutrition for Health and Fitness
A basis for understanding the current research and advances that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness through proper nutrition. Emphasis will be given to how food, metabolism, and lifestyle choices interact in humans to increase or reduce poor health and risk of disease.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 276 - Anat & Physio for Hlth/Fitness 
An introductory course emphasizing an understanding of anatomical and physiological structure and function of the major systems of the human body. Primary focus will be on the musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems as they relate to fitness, health, and disease conditions in the human body. Must be concurrently enrolled in EDPE 276L. Fall.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDPE 276L

EDPE 276L - Anat & Phys for Hlth/Fit Lab
Laboratory experience dealing with the structure and function of tissues, organs, and organ systems in the human body. Hands-on lab experience with models, and microscopes. Must be taken concurrently with EDPE 276. Fall.
*Concurrent: EDPE 276

EDPE 311 - Health, Fitness, and Physical Ed. Teach. Procedures 
Prepare future K-12 health, fitness and physical educators to develop and implement educational programs that will meet the needs of all their students. Introduction and application of a variety of teaching styles and strategies, classroom/group management skills, assessment protocol, and program activities appropriate for health, fitness and physical education will be covered. Students will also be involved in observing, reviewing, planning, and delivering instruction, evaluating instruction and providing meaningful learning experiences to a diverse population. Particular attention will be given to national and state objectives and standards.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDPE 497A

EDPE 315 - Adapted Physical Education
A course dealing with mental and physical disabilities that affect the cognitive, affective and physical development of youth. Physical activities, instructional strategies, and assessment protocol will be presented.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 340 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Exercise
The application of psychological principles and sociological research to areas of sport, exercise performance, physical activity, teams, and coaching. Topics of discussion will include: personality, self-confidence, motivation, commitment aggression and interaction. Addresses practical issues of dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress and the development of coping strategies.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 377 - Sci Princ:   Phys Ed, Hlth & Fit
Physiological response to exercise, basic field tests to assess fitness levels, and interpretation of findings. Introduction to health risk and screening. Must be concurrently enrolled in EDPE 377L. Spring.
*Prerequisite: (EDPE 276 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 276L Minimum Grade: D) EDPE 376 Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDPE 377L

EDPE 377L - Sci Princ Lab:   Phy Ed, Hlth & Fit
Laboratory experience designed to allow the student to put into practice the principles studied in EDPE 377. Students will conduct and participate in a variety of physiologic testing for aerobic capacity, strength, endurance, body composition, flexibility, and health related measures of fitness. Findings will be utilized in analysis and evaluation of health related fitness. Must be taken concurrently with EDPE 377. Spring.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 276 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 276L Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDPE 377

EDPE 413 - Student Evaluation and Management
A continuation of EDPE 311 focusing on curriculum theories, assessment protocol, student behavior, candidate professionalism, and liability, as they relate to the field of physical education, health, and fitness. Particular attention will be given to national and state objectives and standards
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDPE 497B

EDPE 417 - Abuse Prevention
This course will provide students an awareness of the incidence of abuse and the knowledge and skills needed to execute their professional roles and responsibilities, as K-12 educators, in dealing with children who have suffered abuse and neglect. Reporting mandates and legal protection afforded in executing these mandates will also be covered.
*Prerequisite: EDTE 221E Minimum Grade: D or EDTE 221S Minimum Grade: D or EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 420 - Motor Development
An overview covering the theories of motor development and practical application of these theories as they pertain to the acquisition of movement capabilities for individuals during their life span. Information will also be provided for the cognitive and affective domains as they affect motor development. Offered Spring, Odd Years.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

EDPE 496/497 - Practicum/Field Experience
Program information coming soon...

EDPE 499 - Comprehensive Senior Exam 
A final exam required of all Sport Management and Physical Education majors in his/her final semester of coursework. The type of exam will be dictated by the student’s program of study and a fee for the exam may be required. Contact the Department Chair for specific information.

EDPE 494 - Student Teacher Seminar
Individualized study that is project based. The study will result in a practical application of educational theory. The project or a written report of the project will be submitted to the professor for evaluation.

EDPE 495 - Student Teaching
An intensive field experience in which the teacher candidate assumes full responsibility as a health and fitness educator under the direction of a University supervisor and cooperating teacher. Prerequisites: Completion of all endorsement coursework, passage of the West B and completion of the West E endorsement test prior to student teaching.
*Prerequisite: EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

EDTE 101 / 101L - Foundations of American Education
This course provides an overview of the teaching profession. It is designed as an exploration of teaching as a career choice, serving as an introduction to various philosophical positions regarding education, the laws that affect students and teachers, the global and historical background of our current educational systems, and the issues concerned with recognizing, accepting, and affirming diversity.

EDTE 201 - Learning Theories
This course is designed to introduce the undergraduate teacher candidate to theories of learning. The contributions of behaviorism, humanistic psychology, and cognitive psychology will be examined in order to give a basis for critically analyzing how and why human development and growth occur in the teaching/learning act. Based on the dynamics of respect for individual differences within the learning community, prior learning, and authentic scholarly exploration of historical and current literature, student teacher candidates will be able to articulate, develop, and seek alternatives to their theories-in-use.
*Prerequisite: EDTE 101 Minimum Grade: D

EDTE 241 - Teaching in the Middle School
The purpose of this course is to help the prospective middle level/secondary teacher candidate develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of early adolescents. The middle school reform movement and the developmental characteristics and needs of adolescents provide a framework for this course.
*Prerequisite: EDTE 101 Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDTE 221L EDTE 221S

EDTE 418 - Discipline Specific Literacy
This course presents the theory and practice for developing interdisciplinary literacy in secondary classrooms including the structure and development of language and its effective expression in specific disciplines are presented in this course. In particular, students gain competencies in working with texts, supporting academic language development, and adapting instruction to make it accessible to English language learners.
*Concurrent: EDTE 315 EDTE 418L

EDSE 450 - Special Education Seminar 
The purpose of this course is to review and reinforce information regarding student with disabilities and the laws and procedures that govern their education. Candidates will enhance skills through a seminar format in accordance to the mandates of the 2004 IDEiA and its linkages to regular education teachers.
*Prerequisite: EDTE 496E Minimum Grade: D or EDTE 496S Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDTE 495

EDTE 460 - Classroom Management and Communication
Student teacher candidates are provided with strategies to manage the secondary classroom, to create a motivated classroom climate, to communicate with student teacher candidates, parents, school, and community agencies, and to deal effectively with problem situations, management, instructional approaches, and corrective measures. Teacher as leader will be the primary metaphor which requires candidates to investigate the role of power and communication in teaching.
*Prerequisite: EDTE 221S Minimum Grade: D and EDTE 221L Minimum Grade: D and EDTE 241 Minimum Grade: D
*Concurrent: EDTE 454L