Course Descriptions

Physical Education Professional Courses

Course Descriptions

PED 200 Foundations of Sport, Exercise, and Movement (2-0-2). This course is the examination of the disciplines, professions, and careers relating to physical education and sport, including the historical perspective, as well as current issues and problems that influence philosophical, psychological, and physiological aspects of sport and activity participation. Return to top

PED 205 Introduction to Sport Management (3-0-3).This course examines sport and sport-related organizations and acquaints students with job opportunities in the profession. It is also an overview of the body knowledge in sport management. Future trends in sports management arehighlighted. It includes 30 contact hour field experience. Return to top

PED 210-213 Group I Forms of Movement (0-2-1). Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. This course involves the development of intermediate skills and knowledge of rules, skill techniques, and strategies of the game. The student is exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity. The following Group I courses will be offered: Return to top

PED 210 Archery and Golf Return to top

PED 211 Badminton and Tennis Return to top

PED 212 Bowling, Table Tennis, Orienteering, Boccie Ball, and Croquet Return to top

PED 213 Track & Field and Aerobic Activities Return to top

PED 215-218 Group II Forms of Movement (0-2-1). Prerequisite: Fundamental skill in each sport covered is required. Persons lacking such skills may attain this skill level by taking the PES equivalent, if available, to develop basic skill proficiency. This course includes the development of intermediate skills and knowledge or rules, skill techniques, and strategies of each game or sport. The student is exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity. The following Group II courses will be offered: Return to top

PED 215 Lacrosse, Field Hockey, and Touch Football Return to top

PED 216 Pickleball, Rugby, Team Handball, Broomball, and Floor Hockey Return to top

PED 217 Softball and Basketball Return to top

PED 218 Volleyball and Soccer Return to top

PED 220-222, 227 and 240 Alternative/Lifetime Sports (0-2-1 or 0-4-2). Courses in this block of study are designed to expose the student to the various adventure education-type sport activities. Emphasis is placed on the development of sport-specific basic skills and knowledge related to each of the sport activities. The following Alternative/Lifetime Sports courses are offered (typically in a weekend or other intensive period schedule format): Return to top

PED 220 Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Return to top

PED 221 In-Line Skating and Cycling Return to top

PED 222 Rock Climbing and Backpacking Return to top

PED 227 Aerobic Instructor Training Return to top

PED 240 Adventure Sports (2 credits) Return to top

PED 225 Movement, Tumbling, and Apparatus (1-2-2). The student has the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills necessary for basic movement activities, tumbling activities, pyramid building, couple stunts, and select pieces of apparatus work. The student is exposed to a variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments. The course includes a lab teaching opportunity. Attention is paid to safety, skill analysis, class management, and assessment. Return to top

PED 226 Swimming (1-2-1). Prerequisite: Red Cross Level 4, Learn to Swim Proficiency. This course involves the analysis of aquatic skills, methods and strategies of instruction, progressions, classroom management in aquatic settings, and evaluation. Return to top

PED 227 Aerobic Instructor Training (1-2-1). This course involves the development of skills and knowledge necessary to create and instruct safe and effective aerobic dance classes. Return to top

PED 250 Mental Skills Training (2-0-2).Designed for student athletes and performers (including musicians) who are interested in improving their practice and competitive behaviors. Focus is on self-assessment, identifying areas in need of improvement, and the application of mental skills and performance enhancement strategies that can be incorporated into an overall mental performance plan. Return to top

PED 270 Aquatic Programs (3-0-3). Prerequisite: PED 226. This is the the study of the broad field of aquatics, including self-propelled and equipment-propelled activities. It involves an understanding of certification programs, including swimming, boating, and sailing, and the ability to effectively contrast programs when more than one exists. It is also an understanding of swimming pool chemistry to pass National Pool and Spa Foundation Pool Operators Course. Return to top

PED 285 Adapted Aquatics (1-2-2). Instruction leading to Red Cross adapted aquatics certification. Emphasis is placed on instructing adapted physical education through the medium of water, including methods of organizing, administering, and implementing a program for the handicapped. Return to top

PED 301 Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Physical Education (2-2-3). The course includes movement and skill concepts necessary to successfully implement and teach in the pre k-5 setting. Major emphasis is given to developmentally appropriate games, sports, and activities for each grade. Additionally, students have the opportunity to practice skills and activities learned both in lab and field settings. Attention is given to the organization, management, and assessment of students in this age group. A wide variety of teaching strategies, styles, and learning environments is explored and practiced. Return to top

PED 302 Middle Childhood/Adolescent-Young Adult Physical Education (3-0-3). Prerequiste: PED 301. This course involves the development of teaching strategies and styles necessary for the implementation of team, individual, and contemporary (requiring minimum skill acquisition for success) activities from 6th grade through adulthood. Emphasis is placed on practical teaching concerns, such as skills needed for class control and activity adaptation for special populations as well as sensitivity to the diversity in our classrooms. Special attention is given to the full inclusion of all children regardless of physical skill, physical or mental disabilities, or environmental limitations of facilities. Course includes a lab assignment which provides the student with an opportunity to practice teaching in a PES activity course. Return to top

PED 316 Health and Physical Education for Classroom Teachers (3-1-3). Prerequisite: HED 210 or equivalent. The course introduces students to productive, creative, and innovative methods needed to implement school health education and physical education at the elementary grade levels. Students become familiar with organizing and presenting health and physical education content, materials, curricula, community resources, using technology, and communicating about healthy lifestyles. Course includes a service learning component. Return to top

PED 322 Kinesiology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: BIO 266, BIO 267. The course is the study of the scientific basis of human movement and the implements used in activity. The biomechanics of physical activity is reviewed and movement is analyzed. The musculoskeletal system is studied and application is made to posture, locomotion, and selected physical-activity skills. The application of biomechanics and anatomy is emphasized during instructional activities and laboratories. Return to top

PED 324 Physical Fitness (0-2-1). Prerequisites:BIO 268, BIO 269. The course is designed for the evaluation and development of personal physical fitness. Hands-on fitness evaluation and exercise prescription for the healthy and cardiac patient are discussed with emphasis on risk factor reduction. This course must be taken with PED 325 and is designed for physical education majors only. Return to top

PED 325 Physiology Of Exercise (4-0-4). Prerequisites: BIO 268, BIO 269. This is the study of the physiological function during physical activity and the effects of exercise training programs. The functional bases for physical activity and fitness, including metabolic energy sources, cardiorespiratory function, muscle contraction, temperature regulation, and gender comparisons are studied. Laboratory activities focus on the application and measurement of physiological function during exercise. This course must be taken with PED 324 and is designed for physical education majors only. Return to top

PED 328 Legal and Administrative Aspects of Physical Education (4-0-4).Legal aspects of physical education include an overview of the U.S. and Ohio legal system, theories and defenses of negligence, intentional torts, contracts, Americans with Disabilities Act, and appropriate components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Administration includes organizational and management theories, scheduling, planning, operation, finance, and administrative computer applications in the school setting. Return to top

PED 330 Motor Learning and Development (4-0-4). This is an introductory course in motor learning and motor development. Emphasis is placed on utilizing basic knowledge of the developmental and learning processes for more effective understanding as to why and how children and adults learn and perform motor skills. Return to top

PED 415 Evaluation in Physical Education (3-0-3). This is the study of the purpose, selection, construction, administration, and evaluation of tests for assessing physical fitness, motor ability, and sport skills. Basic descriptive statistics are used to organize and interpret test scores. Laboratory sessions focus on test administration and statistical analyses. Return to top

PED 430 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity (4-0-4).This course provides an overview of the fields of sport and exercise psychology and sport sociology. The content focuses on psychological variables (e.g., personality, motivation, achievement anxiety), sociological variables (e.g., environmental influences, group processes) and educational strategies for enhancing health and well-being through sport and exercise. Societal influences on sport (e.g., race, gender, economics) are explored to provide a better understanding of the relationships between sport and society. Return to top

PED 435 Physical Education for Students With Disabilities (3-2-4).). This is the study of the rationale underlying the provision for physical-education programs for students with disabilities; organization, administration, and conduct of physical education programs for the most prevalent types of educational and medical conditions found in schools and agencies. It assists the student to develop placements that adhere to the doctrine of the least-restrictive environment. It includes clinical experiences. Return to top

PED 439 Therapeutic Recreation and Disability Sports (3-0-3). EThis is the examination of leisure/recreation services available for individuals with disabilities; study of impact of federal legislation on the provision for and accessibility of diverse recreational opportunities including high risk, adventure activities; and analysis of elite sport opportunities for individuals with disabilities including the study of national governing bodies that are responsible for the competition with emphasis on the International Paralympic Movement. Return to top

PED 440 Modes and Models in Physical Education (3-2-4). Prerequisites: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302, EDL 305, PED 301, PED 302with grades of C or better; admission to teacher education; 2.50 overall grade point average, 2.75 grade point average in professional and major coursework. Strategies for instructional planning, implementation, and assessment of physical education programs are presented and analyzed within the context of the multi-age learning setting. The course also includes development of the following components: goals and objectives, teaching learning maps, functional assessments, learning experiences, teaching templates, and student learning formats. Emphasis is placed on the development of a variety of strategies for maximizing learning and effective teaching. The course includes clinical and field teaching experiences. Return to top

PED 445 Gateway to the Profession: Communication and Collaboration (3-0-3). Prerequites: Concurrent with student teaching (PED 483). This is a course that brings closure to the accrued knowledge and skills relating to all aspects of teaching. The emphasis in course work focuses on the practical application of the information in public or private educational settings. It is taken during the student-teaching semester. Return to top

PED 450 Psychology of Sport and Exercise (4-0-4).The course reviews research in the areas of sport and exercise psychology. The major theories and research approaches in these areas are explored with a focus on quantitative, qualitative, and applied research in the field. Return to top

PED 454 Sport Sociology (3-0-3). Examines the effects of social change on the structure and function of sport. The course explores the popular concept that sport mirrors society through topics such as sport and politics, economics, racism, sexism, violence, deviance, youth sport, academics integrity and sport, and the impact of media on sport. Return to top

PED 456 Individualized Physical Education for Children with Special Needs (3-2-2).This is the study of evaluative procedures used to identify the unique needs of students with disabilities in physical education; and the development of annual measurable goals and benchmarks for helping students acquire motor skills. It enables special educators to establish themselves as resource persons. The course includes a clinical experience. Return to top

PED 461 Sport Governance (3-0-3). The course examines the organizational goals, structure, membership, policies, and practices of international and American professional and amateur sports. Emphasis is placed on the Olympic Movement, including the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, and the national governing bodies. Other sport organizations under exploration include the United States Olympic Committee, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and American professional individual and team sports. Return to top

PED 465 Law and Policy Studies in Sport and Physical Education (4-0-4). This is an overview of the legal and social policy issues most often encountered in sport and physical activity, with emphasis on tort and selected areas of constitutional, commercial, contract, labor, and intellectual property law. The law is applied to the amateur and professional sport environments, recreation and leisure activities, and to instruction and rehabilitation. Leading court decisions are explained and guidestudents in an in-depth study of their choice and a comprehensive risk management presentation. Return to top

PED 466 Sport Facility Management (3-0-3). The course provides an overview of sports facility planning and management, and the relationship between sport stadiums and professional sports. Planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, security, scheduling, marketing, evaluation, and crowd and risk management of facilities are presented in detail. Return to top

PED 467 Sport Marketing (3-0-3).The course explores the nature and theories of sport marketing. Emphases are placed on the principles of sport product marketing and the interrelationship among product, place, price, promotion, and public relations. Other aspects include the relationship between the marketing mix and consumer behavior, corporate sponsorship, marketing research, and the promotion mix. Return to top

PED 470 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3-0-3). This is the study of the principles of physical fitness and conditioning programs. It focuses on methods to enhance physical fitness and/or sport performance for a variety of individuals including athletes and clinical populations. Practical experience in assessing physical fitness is obtained. Return to top

PED 471 Biomechanics of Sport and Fundamental Skills (3-0-3). Biomechanics, the study of human movement, focuses on balance, buoyancy, leverage, force, angles of rebound, projectiles, motion, and kinesthesis. They are used to analyze fundamental movement and create specialized sports skills. These factors are related to learning theory, coaching techniques, and individualization of instruction. The course, designed to accommodate persons new to biomechanics, enables sport management personnel to recognize efficient movement in visual media and to describe sport skills accurately. Coaches and teachers learn to identify error in sport skills. Return to top

PED 472 Physiology of Aging (3-0-3). This course is designed to develop an understanding of the physiological, social, and emotional changes which accompany the aging process. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of physical, sensory, motor, and cognitive changes which accompany aging. Special attention is paid to developing programs for the elderly in exercise, prevention of falling, improvements in strength, and sense of well-being. Return to top

PED 477 Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease (3-0-3).This is an overview of the methods by which coronary artery disease may be prevented and rehabilitated. Topics include disease process, diagnostic techniques, risk factor modification, electrocardiographic interpretation, exercise testing, and prescription. Program planning and design are addressed with emphasis on policy and procedure. Return to top

PED 480 Internship and Senior Seminar (0-16-8).Prerequisites: Senior status and permission of department chair. This is specialized field experience in an appropriate setting that provides extensive exposure for the sports manager or exercise/fitness specialist. It includes the development of a professional portfolio and required seminars. Return to top

PED 481 Internship and Senior Seminar (0-24-12). Prerequisites: Senior status and permission of department chair. This is specialized field experience in an appropriate setting that provides extensive exposure for the sports manager or exercise/fitness specialist. It includes the development of a professional portfolio and required seminars. Return to top

PED 483 Student Teaching – Physical Education Multi-Age (0-20-10). Prerequisites: Prior on-line application to the Office of Field Services is required; must be taken concurrently with PED 445. This is a university-supervised student-teaching experience in two separate educational settings to provide both pre k-8 and 9-12 classroom experience. It involves observation and teaching physical education under a mentor teacher's direction, five full days per week for one semester. It is required for multi-age teaching licensure in physical education. Return to top

PED 493 Special Topics in Sport Education (2-0-2 to 4-0-4). This is the study of current topics of interest in the discipline of sport and sport education. Specific topics and hours will be based on analysis of need at the time each course is scheduled and may include such topics as motivating students in physical education, applying sport psychology strategies to enhance performance, the emerging role of women in sport, and improving exercise adherence. Return to top

PED 496 Individual Projects in Physical Education (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. This is an independent project in a selected area of physical education. The project must be approved by and arrangements made with permission of project supervisor and department chair. It may be repeated for a maximum of four hours.Return to top

PED 497 Individual Projects in Physical Education (2-0-2). Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. This is an independent project in a selected area of physical education. The project must be approved by and arrangements made with permission or project supervisor and department chair. It may be repeated for a maximum of four hours. Return to top

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