(S) Advanced techniques of water safety and rescue. American Red Cross certification awarded to those who qualify. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification also awarded to those who qualify. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a swimming skills pre-test or permission of the instructor.
This course will provide the student with the knowledge and expertise to officiate basketball games in physical education classes, intramural and recreational leagues, interscholastically and intercollegiately. It includes the basic fundamental skills as well as the rules and mechanics of basketball officiating. In addition, the course prepares the student to take officiating certification examinations.
(F) From primitive man through the present, with particular emphasis on Greek physical education, European systems and development of physical education in North America. Some research into the history of various sports.
(S) An in-depth introduction to the coaching profession integrating the latest sport science research with practical knowledge for the high school and middle school coach. Includes sportmanship, coaching diverse athletes, managing athlete's behavior, preventing and addressing drug and alcohol abuse, and developing parental and community relationships.
(F, M) The role of the classroom teacher in physical education. Emphasis is placed on the application of game, movements, exploration, rythms and self testing. Included are screening procedures for the assessment of motor development. Five hours of observations at the secondary school level is required.
(F) An experience in discovering the principles behind basic movement forms at the elementary physical education level. Various movement theories and concepts will be explored and examined on the cognitive and kinesthetic bases.
(F,S) Evaluating health and physical education by the construction and administration of tests. Emphasizes reliability, objectivity, validity of tests and grading systems. Students will be required to organize, administer a test and evaluate and report the results. Prerequisite: Students must have Junior or Senior status.
(S) Administration of physical education and athletic programs in schools, with special emphasis on philosophy and leadership styles. Includes budget and finance, office management, curriculum development, facilities, legal factors and public relations.
(F) This course will review historical and legislative development of physcial education for people with disabilities. Normal and abnormal mental and physical deveplopment will also be reviewed, along with teaching concerns. Experiential components include; empathy, field, and teaching experiences.