The course provides students with techniques and strategies for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data from a qualitative perspective. Students will be able to consider various research issues when working with different populations in various contexts, such as schools, clinical settings, health contexts, families, communities, or other organizations.
This seminar-style course has been designed to help students develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the theory, methodology, and foundation ofqualitative visual research methods in an applied context.
Topics include: gross anatomy and function of human skeletal and muscular systems, mechanics of human movement, and analysis of skills in dance and physical education. Designed primarily for students without a prior course in anatomy or biomechanics. Students will be expected to participate in a laboratory offered immediately preceding the scheduled class time. Lab fee: $50.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with principles associated with the acquisition and motor control of functional movement skills. Principles and theories will provide the student with selected concepts of skill development and a framework for their application in clinical practice, coaching and teaching.
Constructivist pedagogies in Physical Education
Contributions of exercise to human well-being throughout life. Classroom, gymnasium, and laboratory experiences included. Designed for teachers, counselors, and others who desire an introduction to basic concepts of physical fitness.
Prerequisite: a course in human physiology. Physiological bases of exercise. Lectures concerning the effects of exercise on the major physiological systems (cellular, cardiovascular, thermoregulatory, pulmonary, renal, body fluids, hormonal).
Student teaching in both elementary and secondary schools for a full semester. Includes a required seminar.
Review and analysis of theoretical models and experimental research related to development and performance of motor skills throughout the lifespan.
Review of existing curriculum designs, traditional and new. Systematic development of curriculum plans.
An analysis of the decisions and actions of teachers in relation to their role as director of learning. Includes experiences in executing and analyzing teaching skills.
The role of exercise in diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity, and stress. Scientific evidence from both epidemiological and applied practice perspectives are emphasized.
This course broadly looks at socio-historical and educational issues of social justice in sports, exercise, fitness, and physical education. It offers a sociological, pedagogical, and critical inquiry into the study of human movement.
Field projects in program evaluation, curriculum development, analysis of teaching, and the application of teaching strategies.
Examination of current issues in curriculum and teaching in physical education relative to diverse student populations and associations with other disciplines.
Basic concepts of research design and statistical analysis. Students learn to interpret articles and design projects.