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Course Course Title CR Term Instructor
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
PHYSED 415 Directed Teaching in Physical Education 6-12 F, W, SP
Course Name RO:
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Designed to provide practical experience and to develop teaching competencies under the joint supervision of University and K-12 school personnel.
Prerequisites: PHYSED 444; EDUC 307; EDUC 391; EDUC 392; Concurrent enrollment in PHYSED 414 is required.
Component: LAB
PHYSED 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 F, W D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understatus of the factors that contribute to the motor behavior characteristics of children with developmental disabilities. Application of this knowledge to designing and implementing quality pediatric motor development and physical activity programs will be emphasized. A research-to-practice model will be employed. Students will learn how to assess the current level of movement skill development.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 444 Methods of Teaching Physical Education 6-12 3 W
Course Name RO: 6-12 Methods in PE
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course studies the specific foundation of teaching methods, content, organization, and evaluation of physical education programs in schools.
Prerequisites: Two of the following: PHYSED 350, 353, 336, 354; concurrent enrollment in EDUC 307 and EDUC 391 is required.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 470 Independent Study 1-3 *
Course Name RO: Independent Study
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Intended to encourage participation in appropriate experiences and learning of topics relevant to physical education that are not addressed sufficiently elsewhere in the curriculum.
Prerequisites: Upper division status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
PHYSED 473 School Health Programs 3 W Winkelseth
Course Name RO: Schl Hlth Prog
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Upon successful completion of this course students will be qualified to implement lessons of the Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education Grades 7-8. Modules include Nutrition, Physical Activity, Violence Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Tobacco, and HIV.
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PHYSED 306 is required.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 475 HIV/AIDS, Communicable Diseases and Reproductive Health 3 Winkelseth
Course Name RO:
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will provide students with the basic information and practice teaching on: HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention; common communicable diseases including signs, systems and prevention; and a reproductive health education curriculum.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
PHYSED 490 Senior Honors Thesis 2 *
Course Name RO: Sr Honors Thesis
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work with a professor to prepare an original research paper that includes a proposal, data collection and written article.
Prerequisites: Senior status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 100 Sport Management Freshmen Seminar 2 *
Course Name RO: SM Freshmen Sem
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Sport Management Freshmen Seminar --- This course is designed to expose first-year students to the breadth of the sport industry. Students will engage in lectures and discussions with Sport Management faculty and industry executives to develop their knowledge of the business and cultural influences of sport, as well as potential internship and career paths.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
SM 101 Public and Small Group Communication 3 F, W Donahue, LaRoche
Course Name RO: PubSmall Grp Comm
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will explore the basic principles of persuasive speaking, focusing on content, organization, audience motivation, language and writing skills.
Prerequisites: Required of all Kinesiology undergraduate students.
Component: LEC
SM 111 Historical and Sociological Issues in Sport and Fitness 3 F, W
Course Name RO: Iss in Sport & Fitness
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Historical and Sociological Issues in Sport and Fitness --- The purpose of this course is to examine and understand the ways in which sport and physical activity are affected by historical and social forces, and in turn, how sport and physical activity influences society.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
SM 203 Introduction to Sport Management 3 F, W George
Course Name RO: Intro Sport Mgmt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the sport, fitness, and leisure industries. The content areas include professional, Olympic, and intercollegiate, as well as the exercise/fitness promotion business sector. This course is intended to provide the foundation knowledge necessary for upper division courses in SM.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 217 Business Communication 3 F, W Donahue
Course Name RO: Business Comm
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will help students improve their overall communication skills in the context of professional positions, while also teaching them how to write standard business documents.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 238 Introduction to Accounting and Finance 3 *
Course Name RO: Intro Acc & Fin
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Introduction to Accounting and Finance --- This course provides an introductory overview of the fundamental knowledge and computational skills required to understand and participate in financial management decisions.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Major & (Junior or Senior Standing)
Component: LEC
SM 241 Sports Economics and Public Policy 3 *
Course Name RO: Sports Econ & Pol
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Sports Economics and Public Policy --- This course provides an introduction to the economics of sports and its application to issues of public policy. Much of modern sport is organized along commercial business lines and is therefore subject both to the laws of economics as well as the regulatory framework imposed by government.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Major & (Junior or Senior Standing)
Component: LEC
SM 249 Research Methodology in Sport Management 4 F, W Basten
Course Name RO: Research Methods
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The purpose of this course is to develop appropriate skills and perspectives to critically evaluate research and to conduct effective research on problems facing the decision-makers in the sport industries. The course will cover the basic social science methodological approaches to research as well as basic analytical strategies and techniques used to assess data.
Prerequisites: Advisory: STATS 250.
Component: LEC,LAB