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Courses at the 300-level

HED 300: Concepts of Teaching

This is the analytical study of teaching health education. Included are teaching models, the technical skills of teaching, instructional planning, classroom management strategies, and several observational techniques. School visits are required.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the health education teacher preparation program
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50
  • community health and wellness program
  • or consent of the department chair
HED 303: Community Health

Readings, discussions, and presentations are given on the critical issues of community health. Included are an interpretation of vital statistics, special populations, and communicable diseases. (Formerly Community Health and Safety.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
HED 307: Dynamics and Determinants of Disease

Focus is on the causes and impact of selected chronic and infectious diseases in specific human populations and environments. Included are prevention strategies and resources for health care.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • HED 233 or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
HED 325: Assessment in Health and Physical Education

Construction, administration, and interpretation of measuring devices for classroom and program assessment are covered. Student performance, achievement, and program status are also evaluated and discussed.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • HED 300 or PED 301
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
HED 335: Consumer Health

Issues and problems affecting health consumerism are covered. Emphasis is on selecting health services, examining the appropriateness of wellness and health promotional activities, and interpreting and evaluating claims.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 60 credit hours or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
HED 346: Methods and Materials in Health and Physical Education

Basic principles of comprehensive health education and physical education programs for elementary schools are addressed. Students cannot receive credit for both PED 346 and HED 346.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
PED 301: Principles of Teaching Activity

Techniques of activity presentation are studied, including the task, problem-solving, and guided discovery methods. Individual philosophies of teaching are considered. Supervised teaching experiences are included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the Physical Education teacher preparation program
  • PED 140 with a minimum grade of B-
  • PED 243 with a minimum grade of B-
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
PED 302: Practicum in Team Activities

Students analyze select team sport skills and tactics to develop appropriate teaching progressions in team activities. Observations and supervised teaching experiences in pre-K12 school settings are included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PED 207
  • PED 301
  • or consent of the department chair and admission to the Physical Education teacher preparation program
  • or consent of the department chair
PED 305: Advanced Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Preventative screening, pathomechanics of injury, and evaluation techniques are analyzed. Relying heavily on the case study approach, laboratory sessions include opportunities for supervised practice and the application of training procedures.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PED 201
PED 308: The Science of Coaching

Scientific aspects of coaching, motor skill acquisition, sport psychology, and developmentally appropriate sport programs are analyzed. Emphasis is on the use of systematic observation.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Junior standing or consent of instructor
PED 323: Teaching In Adventure Education

In-depth analysis is given of adventure education and outdoor pursuits. Emphasis is on implementing alternative physical activities. Teaching experiences in pre-K12 school settings are included. (Formerly Experiential Education.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Students in the teacher preparation program must complete two of the three practicums or have consent of department chair
  • Students majoring in community health and wellness must complete PED 323 within one year of enrolling in PED 427
PED 346: Methods and Materials in Health and Physical Education

Basic principles of comprehensive health education and physical education programs for elementary schools are addressed. Students cannot receive credit for both HED 346 and PED 346.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
PED 351: Leadership and Supervision of Recreation

Leadership styles and techniques appropriate for different age groups and a variety of settings are analyzed.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PED 151
PED 356: Recreation Practicum

Students assist in the development, presentation, and evaluation of leisure-time activities in community, agency, school, or college settings. Lecture and field experience.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PED 151 and 252
PED 390: Independent Study in Physical Education

Students select a topic and undertake concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
1-3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of the department chair

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