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KINESIOLOGY (HPE)

Professor Joe F. Smith, Department Head
Office: 106 Moore Hall

Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.

HPE 199 Ecological Approach to Health and Fitness. Three hours.

This introductory course examines the basis for and interrelationships among the six aspects of wellness: social, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental. The course addresses issues of physical fitness, wellness, and personal safety applicable to the college age group.

HPE 300 Foundations of Human Performance. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Human performance studies (kinesiology) or PETE major, SOC 101 and SOC 102, or BEF 362.

A critical analysis of sociocultural issues of the body, physical education, and performance programs. Special emphases are placed upon gender, race, and social class issues and their implications for education and sport.

HPE 306 Analysis and Teaching of Movement I: Invasion/Striking and Fielding/Target Games. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and have completed or are taking concurrently BSC 215.

This course is designed to assess the sport skill and knowledge of students who intend to major in physical education teacher education. Students will demonstrate their ability in fundamental movement skills as well as specific activity skills in soccer, speedball, flag football, softball, ultimate frisbee, and team handball. Students will be required to pass knowledge examinations on concepts of the activities listed above.

HPE 307 Analysis and Teaching of Movement II: Track and Field, and Net/Wall Games. Two hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to PTEP.

The purpose of this course is to improve students' performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in track and field, and net/wall games, and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these activities.

HPE 308 Analysis and Teaching of Movement III: Gymnastics. Two hours

Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

Provides the student with the opportunity to become proficient at performing basic gymnastic and gymnastic-related skills. Also provides exposure to one-to-one and small group instructional settings.

HPE 309 Analysis and Teaching of Movement IV: Dance in Grades P—6. Two hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

Concepts, activities, and techniques for teaching dance in elementary schools.

HPE 310 Analysis and Teaching of Movement V: Swimming. Two hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to PTEP.

The purpose of this course is to improve students' swimming skills and knowledge of water safety and to acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for this activity.

HPE 311 Analysis and Teaching of Health-Related Fitness. One hour.

The purpose of this course is to improve students' knowledge of the basic principles of health-related fitness and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for fitness instruction.

HPE 350 Secondary Curriculum. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of current curricular and instructional practices for secondary physical education programming. Students will become acquainted with models of secondary physical education programs and learn teaching practices which promote effective teaching methods appropriate to this population. This course must be taken in conjunction with HPE 351.

HPE 351 Secondary Clinical Experience. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to PETE methods cohort.

The purpose of this clinical experience is to provide students opportunities to teach secondary students in a public school setting. Students will become acquainted with effective teaching methods appropriate to this population. This course must be taken in conjunction with HPE 350.

HPE 360 The Subject Matter of Elementary Physical Education. Three hours.

Prerequisites: HPE 308, HPE 309, HPE 350, and HPE 351.

Provides knowledge of subject matter for elementary physical education and a comprehensive K—5 curriculum. Concurrent enrollment in HPE 361 is required.

HPE 361 Elementary Physical Education Curriculum, Philosophy, and Theory. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HPE 308, HPE 309, HPE 350, and HPE 351.

This course is designed to help students improve their abilities to teach elementary physical education and to plan and reflect on lessons, units, and a comprehensive K—5 curriculum. This course must be taken concurrently with HPE 360.

HPE 362 Motor Development. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology), early childhood education, special education, or human development and family studies major; HD 101; or BEP 305.

Study of growth in phylogenetic and ontogenetic sequence, and the motor development sequence across the lifespan; integration of movement skill and knowledge development. A field experience is required.

HPE 364 Physical Education for Elementary Schools. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology), or elementary education major and admission to PTEP.

The philosophy, aims, and objectives of physical education in the elementary school. Includes laboratory experience.

HPE 365 Applied Biomechanics. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and either BSC 215 or BSC 216.

Review of basic anatomy, especially the muscular system, and examination of the relationship of fundamental laws of physics to human movement. Includes mechanical principles of skill instruction and analysis.

HPE 366 Evaluation and Measurement. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major.

Study of the administration and evaluation of test batteries in physical education, fitness management, and personal training.

HPE 387 Field Experience in Kinesiology. One to three hours.

Prerequisite: Fitness management major or PETE major.

Supervised professional experience in a fitness or related setting; observation and participation under the direction of a professional at the site.

HPE 464 Administration of Physical Education and Sport. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major.

Organization and administration of health, physical education, and athletic programs for elementary and secondary schools.

HPE 468 Adapted Physical Education. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and HPE 365.

The course includes basic information on exceptionalities; movement and leisure needs of the handicapped; provisions and available programs; roles of various service agencies and organizations; state and federal legislation; and mainstreaming. A clinical experience is required.

HPE 487 Physical Education Teaching Methods and Practice. Three hours.

Prerequisites: HPE 350, HPE 351, HPE 360, HPE 361, and admission to TEP.

Teaching methodology for K—12 schools will be specifically addressed.

HPE 488 Internship in Fitness Management. Six to twelve hours.

Prerequisite: Fitness management major.

Directed internship in an area of specialization, completed in cooperation with a community agency or business, clinical, or other appropriate organization. Observation and on-the-job experience through direct participation in ongoing programs.

HPE 491 Sport, Exercise, and the Social Sciences. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

Explores the major issues that occupy social scientists involved in the study of sport and exercise.

HPE 492 Physiology of Exercise: Three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and either BSC 215 or BSC 216; or permission of the instructor.

This course examines the human physiological response to exercise.

HPE 493 Fitness Appraisal and Exercise Prescription. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major and HPE 492.

A study of the application of exercise testing and prescription principles to apparently healthy and diseased populations. Successful leadership, programming, and management principles for fitness settings will also be examined.

HPE 496 Independent Study in Physical Education. One to three hours.

Prerequisite: Human performance studies (kinesiology) major.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity to further develop their skills/knowledge/instructional techniques in the area of human performance. (For human performance majors only.)

HPE 497 Internship in Physical Education (N—12). Nine to 12 hours.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to the teacher education program, HPE 350, HPE 351, HPE 360, HPE 361, HPE 487, a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all work attempted, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major. Full-time supervised teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools. Includes a weekly one-hour seminar. Student teaching cannot be completed during the summer term. Application for student teaching must be made the semester prior to student teaching (excluding summer term) through the Office of Clinical Experience. Formal application meetings are held and their times will be posted in Graves Hall and announced in the Crimson White prior to the meetings.

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