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Course Course Title CR Term Instructor
PHYSED 140 Beginning Swim 1 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Beginning Swim
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
For those with little or no experience. You'll learn front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly; also jumping in, treading and water safety. Goggles recommended. Attendance in at least one of the first two classes is mandatory for evaluation. No enrollments accepted after the class meets a third time.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB).
Component: LAB
PHYSED 141 Beginning Swim II 1 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Begin Swim II
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Must be comfortable in water and able to swim short way across the pool. You'll build endurance and improve technique in freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, diving, turns, and treading, as well as water safety. Goggles recommended. Attendance in at least one of the first two classes is mandatory for evaluation. No enrollments accepted after the class meets a third time.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB).
Component: LAB
PHYSED 142 Intermediate Swimming 1 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Intermediate Swim
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Must have ability to swim one length (long way) each of crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. You'll focus on refining strokes while building endurance. Other topics covered include laps, treading water, diving and water safety. Goggles recommended. Attendance in at least one of the first two classes is mandatory for evaluation. No enrollments are accepted after the class meets a third time.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB).
Component: LAB
PHYSED 143 Lifeguard Training 1 F, W, SP, SU Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Lifeguard Training
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course follows the American Red Cross format for Lifeguard Training, providing instruction for both self-preservation and rescuing others. Students earn Red Cross certification upon successful completion of the course.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB); Ability to swim 20 consecutive lengths of the pool and to tread water five minutes.
Component: LAB
PHYSED 145 Tae Kwon Do I 1 F, W
Course Name RO: Tae Kwondo I
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students learn self-defense and Olympic-style fighting while cultivating the mind and body. Students are taught the basic foundation of 'knowing yourself and knowing your opponent' in order to win on all occasions. They also learn micro and macro aspects of world philosophies.
Prerequisites: Students must pre-register in the U-Move Fitness Office (3064 CCRB)
Component: LAB
PHYSED 202 Principles and Practices of Athletic Coaching 3 F, W George, Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Ath Coach
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students will study a variety of issues and responsibilities and associated with athletic coaching in an educational setting using the Program for Athletic Coaches Education (PACE). Content areas include administrative planning and organization: Social and interpersonal skills, motivation, role of the coach, conditioning, legal aspects and media relations. After completing PACE course requirements, students can become PACE-certified coaches.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 111.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 216 First Aid and Safety Education 2 F, W Harris
Course Name RO:
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course teaches first aid, safety education, and CPR in relation to home, school, and community. Content strongly emphasizes safety principles as applied to activities of the gymnasium, playground, and athletic field.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 251 Technology in Physical Education 3 W
Course Name RO: Technology in PhysEd
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course engages undergraduate students in the use of technologies specifically applied to physical education.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 254 Gross Motor Skills in Children 3 W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Gross Mtr Skls Child
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The course is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to identify, analyze, and evaluate children's gross motor skills and patterns. Students will learn the typical sequence of development in fundamental gross motor skills as well as factors causing deviations from these sequences. Students will learn how to assess the current developmental level of movement skills in children ages 2-8 years. Emphasis is placed on locomotor and ball skills used by children during play and games. Students will be given several opportunities to observe children during structured and unstructured play.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 255 Health Education for the Elementary Teacher 3 W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Hlth Ed Elem Teacher
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for health education planning for elementary school students. Particular attention is given to the Michigan Model Modules for Grades K-5. This course is required of all elementary education students.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 270 Honors Reading 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on physical education topics, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore student with minimum overall GPA of 3.0; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
PHYSED 301 Coordinated School Health Programs 3 W Harris
Course Name RO: Coord Schl Hlth Prog
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Introduction to eight essential components of coordinated school health programs - health education; physical education; health services; nutrition services; counseling and psychological services; health school environment; health promotion for staff; parents and community involvement. Attention directed to national and state health initiatives, health behaviors and conditions that affect youth and strategies effective in helping young people lead healthier lives.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 305 Practicum in Elementary Teaching Methods 1 F, W
Course Name RO: Prac Elem Teach Meth
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This practicum is designed to provide pre-service teachers with 'real' teaching experiences and to hone their teaching skills and reflective thinking abilities in public school settings. Researchers and scholars note that teacher education programs need to provide pre-service teachers with more school-based practicum experiences prior to their student teaching experience. Students learn how to teach content to school students best when they are connecting what they have learned in classroom to actual teaching situations.
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PHYSED 354 is required.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 306 Practicum in Health Teaching Methods 1 W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Prac Hlth Teach Meth
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides students with supervised opportunities to integrate theory and practice by working with teachers in the classroom. Students will observe health education classes in grades 7-12. S/U grading.
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PHYSED 473 required.
Component: LAB
PHYSED 313 Special Topics 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Special Topics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
New courses in development can be introduced provisionally into the curriculum under this number. The current course description, if applicable, is available from the department chair
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 326 Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning 3 F Pickerman
Course Name RO: Fund of Strngth&Cond
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to introduce concepts and techniques associated with strength training and conditioning. Emphasis will be placed on the knowledge base and skills necessary to develop sport specific strength and conditioning programs. The course will focus on the following subjects: the human body's adaptations/response to strength training and conditioning, how performance enhancing substances, nutrition, and eating disorders affect strength training and conditioning, implementing strength training and conditioning testing/training techniques, and basic policy and procedures of the strength and conditioning facility. Students will be required to design a sport-specific strength training program. Course is designed to aid in preparation for taking the National Strength and Conditioning Association's certification examination.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisites for HF 326 students: minimum grade of C or higher in AT/HF 220 and AT/HF 221 to enroll. Advisory prerequisite for AT 326 students: Anatomy and Physiology.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 336 K-12 Rhythm and Dance Activities 3 F, W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: K-12 RhythmDance
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course includes basic concepts, teaching techniques and ideas for implementing experiences in rhythmic movement and dance to provide active learning for children in grades K-12. Content includes activities that produce rhythmic coordination, as well as developing teaching skills in a variety of dance styles and rhythmic movement.
Prerequisites:
Component: LAB
PHYSED 349 Water Safety Instructor 2 F, W, *, SP, *
Course Name RO: Water Safety Inst
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The WSI course prepares you to instruct progressive swim lessons from Infant/Preschool through Advanced Swimming Skills. Material focuses on water safety education and stroke mechanics. You will also learn to facilitate the Longfellows Whales Tales program. This is a professional teacher preparation class requiring written lesson plans, outside class observation, in class practice teaching assignments, and written tests. Attendance mandatory.
Prerequisites: PHYSED 142
Component: LAB
PHYSED 353 Net/Wall Games and Fitness 3 F Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Net/Wall GamesFitn
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course focuses on the teaching of racquet sports, health-related fitness skills, and lifetime activities. Students will learn how to implement and instruct tennis, badminton, pickleball, golf, bowling, lawn games, and weight training activities for secondary level students.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LAB
PHYSED 370 Honors Reading 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on physical education topics, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior student with minimum overall GPA of 3.0; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
PHYSED 373 Issues in Health and Wellness 3 F
Course Name RO: Issues Hlth Wellness
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course presents the major health issues that teachers encounter in today's school system. The physiological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of these issues will be discussed.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 380 Honors Research 1-2 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO:
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Basic and applied research experience in physical education, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Upper division student with minimum overall GPA of 3.0; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
PHYSED 390 Field Experience 1-8 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Field Experience
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of school, university or business settings related to a student's major program of concentration.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status and designated area of concentration; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
PHYSED 402 Teaching Experience for PE Students 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Teach Exp PE
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Undergraduate students participating in this course are responsible for: (1) aiding regularly assigned teaching faculty in a particular course; (2) providing tutorial help for undergraduate students enrolled in the course they are assisting in; (3) meeting regularly with discussion and/or laboratory sessions; (4) participating with teaching faculty in instructional activities. May be repeated once in a different area or with a different professor. Credits count as Kinesiology elective credit.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; PE Junior or Senior; minimum B+ in related PE core courses recommended.
Component: IND
PHYSED 414 Directed Teaching Seminar 1-2 F, W
Course Name RO: Dir Teach Sem
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Drawing on the directed teaching experience, this seminar is designed to explore the theories and practices of physical education as students apply them in their directed teaching environments.
Prerequisites: EDUC 307, EDUC 391, EDUC 392, PHYSED 444; Concurrent enrollment in PHYSED 415 is required.
Component: SEM