Covers acquisition of fundamental motor skills and movements concepts necessary before advanced motor skills can be effectively taught. Includes motor development concepts, water safety, educational gymnastics, jump rope, and other rhythmic and fundamental skills and concepts. Requires students to assess their own skill performances as well as others' performances. Students with special needs will be encouraged to use appropriate accommodations and/or modifications.
Provides and enhances preservice teachers' abilities to teach Fitness for Life and other health-related fitness concepts and classes for students in grades 6-12. Focuses on evaluation and performance of a variety of developmentally appropriate fitness activities. Trains preservice teachers to develop appropriate lesson plans for secondary students, as well as how to help individual students develop personalized fitness programs.
Prepares future classroom teachers, recreation leaders, and interested health and fitness professionals to instruct physical activity classes. Focuses on experiential learning.
Introduces skills, concepts, and rules to help teachers and coaches teach racket sports to youngsters in grades K-12. Focuses on positive transfer of learning between various racket sports, including pickleball, racquetball, badminton, speedminton, and tennis. Explores and implements developmentally appropriate progressions for key skills and strategies, especially those common to all racket sports.
Introduces skills, concepts, and rules to help teachers and coaches teach target sports to youngsters in grades K-12. Focuses on helping teachers and coaches use positive transfer to enhance the teaching of skills, strategies, and concepts common to target games and sports. Developmentally appropriate progressions for key skills and strategies will be explored and implemented. Covers the main target sports: archery, bowling, golf, and disc golf. Course Lab fee of $70 for teaching experience, transportation applies.
Introduces Track and Field events taught in K-12 schools in Utah. Includes fundamental tumbling skills appropriately taught to K-12 students. Focuses on developmentally appropriate progressions for all learners. Includes hints to enhance positive transfer from a previously learned skill to a new skill, specifically individual sport skills and concepts.
Introduces skills, concepts, and rules to help teachers and coaches teach soccer and team handball to youngsters in grades K-12. Focuses on helping teachers and coaches use transfer to enhance the teaching of skills and concepts common to all invasion games, as well as to soccer and team handball specifically. Explores and implements developmentally appropriate progressions for key skills and strategies in soccer and team handball.
Introduces skills, concepts, and rules to help teachers and coaches teach basketball and volleyball to youngsters in grades K-12. Focuses on helping teachers and coaches use positive transfer to enhance student learning. Explores and implements appropriate progressions for key skills and strategies in volleyball and basketball.
Introduces skills, concepts, and rules to team sports appropriate for secondary physical education classes. Sports covered may vary due to weather and current popularity in local schools. Possible sports include: touch rugby, lacrosse, floor hockey, field hockey, flag football, and softball.
Review and perform skills needed for successful demonstration in physical education classes, with emphasis on any skills not performed successfully in prerequisite courses. Utilizes cues and critical elements for teaching motor skills, movement concepts and strategies covered in prerequisite courses. Analyze skill performances and game strategies. Demonstrate minimum water safety techniques.
Introduces the Physical Education K-12 Teacher Education Program. Includes introductions to National Initial Physical Education Teacher Standards, NASPE Standards, Appropriate Practices documents, Professional Associations, History and Philosophy of Physical Education, and Motor Development theories. Prepares students to succeed in the UVU PETE Program.
Provides students an early opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students will put in practice the theoretical knowledge gained in prior major courses. Students will create a significant intellectual or creative product that is appropriate for Physical Education Pedagogy and worthy of communication to a broader audience. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.
Promotes the acquisition and application of effective teaching skills for K-12 physical education, including focus on the National Standards for Physical Education. Includes observations and experiences with K-12 students and faculty. Introduces and works toward meeting the National Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards. Introduces content necessary to succeed in all upper-division PETE courses.
For elementary education majors. Presents characteristics of quality physical education programs. Encourages classroom teachers to incorporate physical activity throughout the day. Identifies appropriate practices and activities for teaching movement to all children.
Involves planning and conducting physical education programs for children with special needs. Incorporates hands-on experiences working with individual with special needs. Analyzes of a variety of possible adaptations for individuals with physical, sensory, emotional, and/or intellectual impairments.
Promotes the analysis and development of elementary physical education curricula. Applies curricular concepts through reading, lecture/discussion, movement, self-appraisal, and teaching children. Applies educational principles and techniques necessary for effective teaching in the elementary school. Emphasizes appropriate selection of curriculum content and transition to teaching/learning models. Offers unit and lesson planning and evaluation.
Analyzes elementary physical education curricula through guided observations and controlled teaching experience. Applies curricular concepts through a guided observation, self-appraisal, lesson/unit planning, and teaching children. Course fee of $78 for practical experience applies.
Applies learning from all previous courses to the successful teaching of secondary physical education. Emphasizes the attainment of all current National Initial Physical Education Standards at the acceptable level or above.
Requires a minimum of 20 hours of assisting and teaching in local secondary schools. Includes at least two opportunities to plan for and teach a class of secondary students.
Examines the need for valid assessment in K-12 physical education programs. Encourages the development and use of a variety of assessment instruments. Inspires the use of assessment to enhance learning and reliably determine student progress toward stated objectives. Urges development of a meaningful grading system that communicates student progress toward course objectives and NASPE standards.
Encourages students to apply learning in a professional setting. Allows students practical experience working at a physical education teaching or coaching related job. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
Provides students the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students will put in practice the theoretical knowledge gained in prior major courses. Students will create a significant intellectual or creative product that is appropriate for Physical Education Pedagogy and worthy of communication to a broader audience. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation.
Supports student teachers during their student teaching experience. Examines each student's teaching experiences. Encourages students to integrate learning from all professional education and content courses. Discusses concerns related to current teaching experiences as well as future experiences. Investigates job seeking criteria and opportunities.