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PEH 162 - Intro to Physical Education

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
History of physical education. Careers and professional leadership in physical education with emphasis on teaching. Examines the four areas of most vital concern to the physical educator: recreation and leisure, sports, curriculum, and research and evaluation.
Competencies
  1. Understand why physical education and sport is a dynamic field
    1. Describe how and why physical education and sport professionals have the potential to improve the quality of life for everyone
    2. Define physical education and sport
    3. Describe physical education’s purpose
    4. Identify the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives that can be achieved through physical education and sport programs
    5. Explain the interrelationships among the allied fields of health, recreation, dance, and physical education and sport
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the contribution from early European civilizations to physical education and sports
    1. Discuss the Greek Ideal and its legacy on subsequent physical education and sport programs
    2. Describe why an over-emphasis on service to the state or on intellectual curiosity contributed to the downfall of Sparta, Athens, and Rome
    3. Discuss the role of knightly training during the Middle Ages
    4. Describe naturalism and explain its impact on the development of subsequent physical education programs
    5. Explain the European gymnastics programs that emphasized nationalistic purposes
    6. Identify the physical activities and values stressed by the English
  3. Identify the European heritage for sports and games in the early years of this country
  4. Summarize the influences that shaped early American physical education and sport
  5. Provide a summary of the primary objectives of physical activity programs in the 1800s
  6. Summarize the formation and growth of the natural association and its role in physical education and sports programs
  7. Sum up the early development of organized, competitive athletics in colleges and clubs
  8. Contrast the various gymnastics programs that were introduced into, or developed, in the U.S.
  9. Describe early professional preparation institutions and how they progressed to what they are today.
  10. Describe how and why play opportunities were offered to children
  11. Explain the contributions of the Twentieth Century to physical education and sport
    1. Identify the program and objectives of the “new physical education
    2. Describe the contributions made by several outstanding leaders to the overall quality of physical education and sport programs
    3. Describe the contributions made by the national association to the overall quality of physical education and sport programs
    4. Discuss the emerging philosophies and characteristics of men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs
    5. Identify the progressive developments in the play to recreation to fitness movement
    6. Describe the important factors that have contributed to today’s “new physical education”
  12. Discuss the emerging philosophies and characteristics of mens’ and womens’ intercollegiate athletic programs
  13. Explain what is meant by physical education and sport being an “academic discipline”
    1. Describe the characteristics of an academic discipline
    2. Explain the conflicts between the disciplinary and the professional approaches to physical education and sport
    3. Describe the twelve (12) applied sciences of physical education and sports
    4. Describe the fundamental foci for study and research for each of the 12 applied sciences of physical education and sport
  14. Discuss how nutrition, computers, and the humanities interrelate with physical education and sport
  15. Explain what is meant by physical education and sport being a “profession”
    1. Identify four characteristics of the profession of physical education
    2. Describe the objectives and major programs of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and its six associations.
    3. Identify at least 12 professional associations affiliated with sports, leisure activities, fitness programs, and other physical education and sport pursuits
    4. Discuss the coursework required for the state certification of physical education teachers/coaches
    5. Describe several non-traditional career tracks available to undergraduate physical education students
  16. Explain the complexities of selecting a career in physical education and sport
    1. Identify the factors that may influence people’s career choices
    2. Name personal desired life-style preferences
    3. Compare job characteristics such as duties and hours for teaching positions in traditional and non-traditional settings
    4. Describe the diversity of careers in fitness and leisure services that enable physical education and sport professionals to help people incorporate healthful habits and practices into their lives
    5. Identify the characteristics of and potential for administrative, athletic training, and other careers in schools, colleges, non-school programs, and professional leagues
    6. Discuss the increasing availability of careers in sport management and sport marketing



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